I didn’t play the beta, and I was wondering what the pacing of the game is like (if you are allowed to say). Specifically the early game. I usually prefer a faster and more dynamic early game (like Starcraft 2) , but I know that’s not usually what AoE is used to.
Depending on civ matchups, it’s feasible to kill your opponent in Dark Age and early Feudal. However, this game has no established meta/build orders so such things will change as the players learn and optimize their builds.
It’s common knowledge that Mongols get a stable in Dark Age and other civs like Britons get access to units early as well. This gives the game potential for early action.
What i can tell you, is that the game pace was not always the same from one end of the beta, to the other end of the beta.
I can’t tell more, because i don’t know more and the reason of it.
I loved when the game pace was slow, you could actualy take time to see your villager work in the field, to see your villager gather resourcess, to see animal walking on the land and other stuff that i am not alowed to talk…
You also had time to think, to plan your base in you head, to look around, to fix mistake you think you have done, reorganise your base, place things perfectly, you can always catch up if you did something late, you had time to place your army on the batlefield and other action that i am not alowed to talk…
You had not stress compare to when the game was fast paced.
When it was faster paced, you had no time to look around and see detail, you could not just take time to look at your villager working in the field, you just can’t place things in a perfect way, each mistake cost you dearly and you can’t catch up into the game, your army nerver had time to be placed into position and other stuff that i am not alowed to talk.
That was my impression of pace, in the beta, and do not represent the final product of age of empire 4.
I have played SC2 for 8 years. I played AoE2 growing up but cant go back to it, as I now find the first 10 minutes so slow and boring (sorry guys… I put AoE2 in top 3 RTS of all time, but I just cant do it myself ). I cant say anything about AoE4, but let me say this. Im going to stop playing SC2 on Oct 28!
I loved it. I’ll keep to NDA.
But yeah, the scouts are alot more viable, as seen in the trailers. Being able to herd sheep and kill carry deer back. So just on that, it is alot more fast pace and feel like you got stuff to do ! ; )
Sure you can. You can re-iterate was has already been revealed publicly. For example, English villagers having bows and early cavs for Mongols etc. This points to earlier action. However, pacing will fluctuate as players develop strategies and learn how to play, so this question is unanswerable anyway, beta or no beta.
I mean, I get it, we don’t want anyone to smite us from heaven above and take away future beta access, but we can still talk about details that are revealed. Just bc of the devs are silent doesn’t mean we can’t discuss the game at all. Speak diplomatically and everything should be fine.