Extreme language Filter (Censor)

If you play with friends: You can use another tool.
If you play with randoms: You cant use another tool.

Best option is just to delete the in-game chat filter. I still dont know why they havent changed this…

The thing is, it’s so difficult to communicate in-game that it’s now reached the point that the chat serves no purpose any more.

It’s currently almost impossible to chat with randoms in-game anyway, and it’s clear that this is just going to continue getting worse, so why not just remove it.

Of course I agree that we should remove the filter or make it optional - but that’s clearly not an option. Taking such drastic action as to remove the in-game chat altogether would at least send a message to whoever it is that is demanding this filter exists. Hopefully it’ll force a response and lead to some positive change.

Well, if you play Custom Scenarios, you already have your wish https://forums.ageofempires.com/t/bug-chat-does-not-appear-in-mp-custom-scenarios/81409

Omg that’s hilarious.

Christ this game is so broken.


New feature in testing?

Biggest idiocy in RTS gaming history.

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It’s because you’ve included сука

Guys just a reminder, the developers are not to blame for the implementation of the filter. The developers had no decision in it, it was all decided on by Xbox Live (Microsoft). This is why it is not in patch notes, because it was not included by the devs (And yes, there are 2 separate filters. If you are logged in on Xbox Live you will be using the Xbox Live filter, but if not the chat will be filtered via the Steam filter. This is why people have had different words being filtered ie. ‘onager’ was not filtered for me on the Xbox Live filter but it was on Steam). In fact I’m told it’s made the devs’ job more difficult because they cannot do anything about the filter, because it’s above their league, so all these hate posts should be on the Xbox/Microsoft forums :wink:

P.S. my info is from multiple chats with devs from different studios.

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If they have no control over it how did they make the recent improvements (e.g. 11 is no longer censored)? More importantly, why haven’t they explained the situation publicly?

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They probably have no control over the game having it.

They are likely forced by someone / some organization to implement that


Can’t they make “onager”, “cumans” and “douche” uncensored then?

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No, that is not the point.

The whole thing about the existence of a profanity filter is likely a forced task to the devs by someone.

Microsoft can no doubt fix it on their side. The filter is not even included in the game files, because it’s server based elsewhere. If there was no confirmation of fixing the ‘11’ issue in patch notes because the developers did not fix it.

The devs don’t have a hand in the making of the filter, it’s handled by Microsoft (Xbox Live whatever), only Microsoft can actually do anything about it’s problems, it’s not a game issue (ie. It was implemented into the server system (I’m told the ingame servers are hosted by Relic Link) not the actual game files, so devs can’t do a thing about it).

So, the devs are not actually being ‘forced’ to do anything; the filter was added to the servers, by the ‘higher ups’. Because of this, the developers had no opinion in the matter, as technically it is not their problem how the filter works - or does not work.

To others who are about to post a hate speech towards the devs - don’t. They didn’t implement the filter. They can’t remove or fix the filter. It is not their responsibility; so rather complaining against the game’s developers, go complain to the people responsible, which are the game’s publishers (as the filter covers both Xbox Live and non Xbox Live (Steam) online games).


From changelog of latest patch:

We’ve made the transition to a new chat filtration back-end with the aim of better accommodating the needs of the Age community. This update provides a less intrusive, more consistent experience across all platforms.

  • Updated the profanity filter to be far less restrictive of normal and contextual (i.e. Age of Empires -specific) chat.
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meh, didn’t see it. Still it absolutely does not mean the filter is in the hands of the devs.

Obviously they cant , is part of the agenda. Is sad how this people destroy liberty.

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Closing and un-pinning this thread, since this issue should be fixed as of the April Update (36906). If it continues to be an issue, please feel free to start a new thread with new details about the issue.