As the official patch hit last month towards the end of the month … if the patch hit that late this month it would hit after Hidden Cup 3 starts.
It’s true that Hidden Cup 3 could be played on the old patch.
But the new patch is great and more stable. A future patch is yet to be tested. However, one problem: Goths. Goths will be overpowered, according to most pros, if they keep their current buff and take that into Hidden Cup 3.
Can we have a quick balance-related Hotfix to fix the Goths before Hidden Cup 3 starts?
Many people want that bonus removed entirely. Personally, after much thought and debate, I think to change the Goth bonus to -20% in Dark age -25% in Feudal age -30% in Castle age and -35% in Imperial age would be good.
Yeah, I agree. Goth bonus should be either change or remove. Make it a 20 cheaper in dark age. Or maybe make their boars/deers have 50% more food. But it has to be change to be part of HC3 (when does it start?)
Disagree with staggering the infantry price percentages per age. It was 35 percent starting Feudal before, so revert it back to what it was. I only see one pro saying this Is over powered and that’s Viper. I can care less about this Hidden Cup Tourney. I’m not in it and the fact Microsoft is affiliated with it makes me not care.
My suggestion: 10 percent population total increase in Imperial , or give them the final plate armor upgrade for infantry to compensate not getting supplies. As for an eco bonus, something with boar hunters working faster or start with more vills in conjunction with the 10 percent total increase I said earlier.
This sums it up well. It’s annoying because you need to be walled early on, but its kinda expectable if you face goths. Keep in mind each player can only pick goths once per set and even with their militia you dont want to face eg. aztec on arabia.
Btw Larry won today with japanese archer/scouts vs Vipers full militia strat on seize the hump, one of the most open and unwallable maps. Goth not that broken, eh?
Just revert it back to start from feudal age. Rather make them like before than make them have a very new potential op civ bonus (after changing it to 20% or whatever, imo it still might be op). The goths will need buffs, yes, but not now because hidden cup starts very soon. Best option is to revert the change before HC3 and give them an economy buff or somethig other after the tournament.
How does anyone think this is anything but a major nerf that makes Goths worse than they were before the buff? A 20% discount in Dark is decent, but it in no way makes up for making the Goths weaker in Feudal and Castle, where they were already not great. You’re suggesting that in exchange for saving 16 resources each on a few militia in Dark Age, Goths shouldn’t get their full (previously Feudal) discount until Imperial Age? If it’s staggered at all, it should be more like 25/30/35/40.
I mean, heaven forbid that a civ known exclusively for its infantry should, ya know, be good with infantry.
Source? We all know Viper has voiced that opinion (although he later tweeted that he didn’t think Goths were broken because of it), but I haven’t heard of any other pros saying so.
They just globally banned goths in HC3. That’s how broken they are. There’s is not real way to deal with them. Even if you wall at minutez that’s affect your eco, and reality is goth player would keep spaming militia until the the point not a single wall would be enough. Even if tou manage to get archers, you will have like 30 militias in your base
I wouldn’t say that’s the case; we’ve already started to see pro games where the Goth rush is countered. I think the global ban has less to do with the Goths being “OP” and more to do with the fact that players haven’t had time to try out/adjust to major transformative balance changes that came out just before a tournament. The changes to Mongols, by contrast, don’t change the meta much, and the Vietnamese eco buff, while strong, also doesn’t necessarily change the way people will play them, it just makes them better at what they were already able to do. The Goth rush has been catching unprepared players off guard, so I can understand a global ban until people have their counter builds locked down.