Have you read the patch notes? They said that they have reduced times of technologies at dark and feudal ages, castle stays de same and then imperial is 15x times more. At imperial age you should have enough scholars so that time is not 46 min, but with this you are gettin the dark and feudal age buffed, and they needed it.
Delhi had close to no options in the early game, so them rebalancing early game was needed.
Also since you are not so far behind tech wise now, you will have more time to research tech in their specific age.
In imp you have to build more scholars now and prioritize your tech order instead of mindlessly researching everything at once, making the research mechanic entirely pointless in the late game.
What are you talking about? They are not making them horrible at imperial, at imperial you will have scholars and you will continue getting FREE techs in an appropiatr time, which is the whole point of the civ, getting buffed at dark and feudal age is really what they needed as they were so slow they couldn’t handle early agressions
You don’t understand what you are talking about. If you can’t access the techs from aging up right away you are basically behind your enemy’s army. There’s no other reason to age up and delhi’s landmarks are pretty bad too.
early age tech upgrades dont have any impact as number of villagers is too low to make a difference. delhi’s only game plan was to capture sacred sites early and get some gold income to make stuff or transition to castle. now thats gone. in 3v3 or 4v4 delhi could reach imperial and play at par with other civs, but now it has to wait for 15x longer for tech to come in. elephants cost a lot pop and are not good at all on top of that you need more scholars. its game over for delhi mate. there is nothing that is going to help it. the landmark bugs of tower of victory and the imperial food landmark not giving right amount of food is still there and not fixed.
basically they nerfed whatever little way of play delhi had by moving sanctity to age 2.