Good afternoon, fellow players, first of all, I tell you that I am part of the Hispanic community and my English is not very good, so sorry for any grammatical flaws.
Today I come to you with the following question that revolves around the Japanese, I have been playing since approximately 2013, and this controversy has always existed, and the truth is that there is no other civilization that deserves a greater nerf. From my point of view, there are 3 big problems with this civilization, the sanctuaries, the ashigarus and the double sent of the metropolis, this is too OP.
My proposal with the sanctuaries is very simple, that the animals that are in them can be hunted and scared by the settlers, it seems something very simple but it would be really useful, it is really very annoying to lose livestock because of the sanctuaries and that only They can be recovered by taking down the shrine, if the animals could be hunted and scared away from the shrine by the colonists’ shot, it would be a very useful way to neutralize the shrines and would force the Japanese player to place them on their side of the map. Another possible nerf would be to remove the Japanese Ikko-Ikki’s ability to build shrines, similar to the Swedish, Inca and English with their unique houses built solely by villagers.
The other problem and which is more serious, are the ashigarus, first of all, historically these soldiers were peasants with little military training, hired by the shoguns and daimyo to use firearms most of the time very outdated and old (provided by European traders like Portuguese), it doesn’t make sense that this unit is vastly stronger than its European counterpart with much more training and probably more modern weapons. My proposal would be to reduce their statistics, perhaps the attack distance and the fire attack, in this way the Japanese player would be forced to use yumi or samurai archers to complement the ashigaru (like any normal civilization), it is really frustrating to play competitive games, and that half the opponents are Japanese using the same strategy over and over again, the ashigarus spam backed by shrines.
Other problems they have, is the fact that there are a large number of shipments and improvements that increase the infantry statistics, such as between the passive impulse of the Golden Pavilion, the improvements of the Golden Pavilion Arsenal, the regular improvements of the Arsenal ( acquired by allying with Dutch at the Consulate), Ashigaru Attack Cards, Passive Consulate Momentum, Daimio Momentum, and Shogun Momentum, the Ashigaru can reach very high potency in early ages, making it difficult to counter. All of this must be reviewed.
Finally, and excuse me for being so direct, but I think this was done on purpose with the shameless idea of making the Japanese extremely powerful, the double sent from the metropolis, here I can only say one thing, NO, this should be totally removed For obvious reasons, it doesn’t make sense that only this specific civilization can send letters more than once, just NO.
In summary, there are many things to review, but it is important from my point of view to balance the Japanese, for almost 10 years many players have been waiting for it.
Well, those are my proposals, I hope you agree that the Japanese really deserve a nerf and I hope that everyone can place proposals that help improve the game.
Thank you very much and have a good day