Probably trying to figure out how to balance them, so they removed the things that we consider as bugs temporarily is my best guess. Like men at arms not receiving the attack speed bonus. A band-aid solution because they are too strong.
Otherwise they would have prioritized these said bugs. It’s an entire Civ with unique audio, animations, and artwork. They’ve poured so many working hours and money into it. They can’t be just sitting on it and letting it go to waste. I think they are trying to figure out a long-term solution.
Honestly, Delhi is a lot better off now with the Siege nerf Elephants are actually viable right now and people don’t know how to deal with them. But u do have to end the game before imp. The Civs early game age 1 and 2 is actually better now u can compete much faster with better tec and use that advantage to capture sacred sides just a bit later and then in castle age your elephants are monsters in age 3 if your opponent dosn t has a mass of Xbows u just a move his base and he dies it’s kinda stupid and funny to do at the same time. Try it out, it’s a lot of fun and people don’t know how to deal with it yet since the siege nerf and also nobody is playing Delhi so u have that advantage as well.
The reason I have such strong feelings for Delhi is that they are one of the most unique civs in the game, and so I end up just playing with Delhi. English, French, Chinese, HRE are a bit vanilla for me in terms of having not much new to offer than AoE3, which is the game I come from.
Clearly, having fun with the civs is my agenda. Climbing a ladder is not my cup of tea. I suck at it.
I pretty much bought the game for Delhi and Mongols and Abbasids (Golden Age is cool). And after buying I kind of like the Rus a little (interesting ways to use hunt). But Delhi is my favorite. I love all the unique things they have. I always end up playing Delhi. If Delhi is bugged, I feel like the game is gone.
You may think it’s weird and I should play other civs meanwhile, but no, I am very passionate about Delhi at this point. I look forward to a time when Delhi is bug free and elephants are viable units in Imperial Age.