Besides the stupidity of adding them, we cant change that they will become a thing so I looked at the civ and this is my opinion on them:
They have some fun and unique elements which I have to give to the Developers, if only they were given to a new African nation. However although its fun, the US is the same case as Japan. They get too much.
The US has so many bonusses that they seem to be OP withouth even playing them yet. Better musketeer, better skirmisher, better organ gun, they basically have everything better.
Besides that they became literally every European civ, the immigration cards make the unique mechanics pulled down and again make the problem shown of the devs giving already existing mechanics to new civs making them more blend.
I cant say much yet as we dont have access yet, but I am atleast most likely not going to pay for this dlc.
Please add the possibility like warchiefs and dynasties did, to turn off dlc civs. As I simply dont want to play against or with USA. Not yet.
They had Africans n USA prepared in Historical battles already at launch.
And thinking just like an alien attacking earth, they realized USA is the center of the earth, they made whole probably broken civ out of it.
Although they make a civ OP at start then nerf it, thats the history (except Japan)
There was a time,decade ago, when Sepoy/Zamburaks/Chinese Mortar/Ashigaru were OP and killed their counters, but then they were balanced out. Although that was last sensible update for Asian Dynastoes
After a decade, they did same for sweden, to attract players they made them OP at start then nerfed them.
And yet all this! While there were still changes needed for existing/ignored civs like India Iro etc, and then there were changes for the popular kids of the forums, other half of this forum, Nerf/Buff Japan/Sweden. But nothing there.
my first impression is that they stole my sharpshooter and german immigrants, and you people thought i was crazy.
also that’s a lot of ships.
while i still strongly disagree with adding the US as a faction ill give them a fair try in terms of gameplay though currently they seem potentially super OP for treaty, german eco with super hussars and portugese military.
We got the best news we possibly could have hoped for, and this forum still finds a way to complain. Why would the dev’s bother listening to this endless pessimism?
It looks like there’s a ton of cool unique things in the new US civ without going off the deep end and inventing a new game. From the videos I’ve seen it looks like the dev’s knocked it out of the park! I’m so excited for april 13th!
Okay so first off, adding the USA is fine, there is literally nothing wrong with it. Your problem with it is your own and if you do not like it that is too bad. They appear fun to play and that is the point, if they made civs that are unfun people would not play.
Too many bonuses? They have a few but nothing too insane from what I see. They are also not every European civ, they have aspects from some of them, it fits thematically is not insanely strong. We have zero sense of how they actually play out so making calls now is worthless.
I would not want them to add the option to ignore dlc as that would split the player base when we are struggling to to it over 3K players. If you do not want to play with dlc civs go play TAD and enjoy how busted some of the civs were back then.
I am also pretty pumped about any sort of DLC, and this civ looks interesting and plays differently. Plus, we are still getting the African DLC everyone was clamoring for. People complain about the devs, but tbh the last balance patch was pretty good, and they are not exactly a giant team…Thanks devs! There is definitely a vocal group of negativity on the forums, but I am curious how much of a majority/minority it actually is.