Franks hotkey bug after recent patch

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

GAME BUILD: 101.101.47820.0 66624001

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

since the recent patch, the franks’ hotkeys for the unique techs are swapped. Chivalry is on (S as it used to be when it was a castle age upgrade), and the axemen upgrade is on D. All other civs have the Castle age upgrade on S and the imperial age upgrade on D

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

100% of the time (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Choose Franks
  2. Build a Castle
  3. Hover the mouse over the S and D hotkeys and check the tooltip, or press the “wrong” key to upgrade

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

Franks should have the same castle age and imperial age unique tech hotkeys as all other civs: S for castle age and D for imperial age

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:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

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Could this be a mere result of moving Chivalry to the Imperial Age, therefore occupying the golden crown??

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There’s no other explanation.

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Yes, indeed. It was OK before the patch. Now the Franks are the only civ with D for the castle age unique tech and S for the imperial age one. It’s not consistent, the logic of the DE hotkeys mapping is broken and it should be fixed.

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I guess this may or may not be a bug. There are two choices when swapping techs:

  1. Assume people will continue to want Chivalry in the same hotkey.
  2. Assume people will like the hotkeys swapped in order to keep the crowns the same.

So it’s a bug if devs intended #2, but if devs intended #1, then it is by design.

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I understand that. However, the nice logic of the entire DE hotkey system is now broken for Franks.
We should be able to instantly know which key to press when looking at the panel, where all the icons are nicely mapped to the keyboard.

So either the hotkey should be changed to match the logic, or the position of the tech icon on the panel should be changed to match the logic.

We can’t have it both ways.


There is only one choice for “DE Hotkeys” when swapping tech : follow the design/conception of the “DE Hotkeys” → “DE Hotkeys” are based on “grid layout” → this is an omission/bug.

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Thank you for the report, we are aware of the issue :slight_smile: