Civilization is evidently broken,
First of all and most obviously, the early can easily start giving the age button at minute 2:30 without making treasures, because the civilization starts with 400 initial food, this made more sense when the shipments of age 1 were older cost, but now that they have been improved why don’t they return to the 300 boxes of food they had before?
I really don’t know the civilization in depth but it’s obvious how broken it is, its light cavalry is simply broken and there is no reason to justify it 14 range and attack speed of 2.25/s. Since when is this ok??? Sharpshooter’s combo with his light cavalry is a range abuse, they take advantage of the range to hit to run, the unit way to beat the Sharpshooter is forcing the melee because it is so OP at a distance it’s like fighting against the cassador Portuguese, they have almost the same armor at a distance, only less speed but with the range they have it is already better and also that it hits for x3.1 against light cavalry another unnecessary gift, but with how broken their light cavalry is and the pathfiding horrible of melee units one is too difficult to force melee the other would be to use more artillery, but that is not a different play style that not all civilizations can do and it is also easy to counter it if at all the united state awaits you to come,
It has a lot of cards that are so good that you can’t even compare them to 2 cards together that the other civs have,
“RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTS” get 30% animal collection + 2 blockhouses upgraded to advanced which give you 10 population. That, not even combined with the age 3 Russian card that gives you 2 blockchouse, improves his HP and with a fused Lakota food collection improvement policy, it can not be compared. That card is still better than the Lakota politician and the card of Russia board
German Immigrants: You get a lot of population from the mills and can you create them in the age of commerce?? Germany can do that at age 3, it doesn’t give you carts instantly, it doesn’t give you population of windmills, it’s far better than the German shipping:
Recently in this patch the Uhlan was buffed when he researches the actual buff and his armor is increased by 5%, this was also an indirect buff to the US card that allows you to send AGE 4 ULANOS on an AGE 3 card, this single card It can turn the game around for you, I would say that it is much better than even sending 5 Spahi or 4 Mamluks, also for a much easier cost to obtain because it is divided into food and Wood.
I mean, are the developers really aware of how broken civilization is? There are things that are OP that are understandable because it is their Bonus as is the Militia of the civilization, But the other thing mentioned above is Simply just to break it and make it too OP, because it does not make any sense