You may know me as that guy who keeps spamming forums with Civilization designs.
My recent one being the Dutch, marking my kinda thematical transition over to Mesoamerican Civs.
Now I am working on the Meso American civs, but unlike any of the other Civs. It requires a whole different approach.
What I am asking is simply for knowledge.
When I started off on my Mesoamerican Civs, I had the approach like I usually did.
But the more I started reading into it, and the more I started drafting the design.
The more I realised, in order to try make them “balanced” in the game. the 3 Mesoamerican Civs are to be as assymetrical as the Mongols are in comparison with other Civs.
If not even more.
But the deeper I go into this, the more Plausible it is to actually make them work in the game!
And I do think their Assymetry from the other Civs will make them very fun addition.
With Obvious weaknesses, they do have some strenght they can capitalize on! Some might even suprise you!
but the 3 Mesoamerican civs will share some symmetry.
This results in my current work is trying to map out and design the Meso-american symmetry.
(Shared units, mechanics, buildings etc.)
Before I can start, or continue working on the my next upcoming Civ concept.
This results though, that instead of putting focus on 1 civ. I need to focus on all 3 of them.
So what I am asking is that for this thread. I wish people just to dump their knowledge of Mesoamerican civs here.
Such as details of various types of weapons, arms armament, culture, technology. The stuff needed for making a AoE4 Civ.
This will help me save some time, and allow me to keep tabs / bring attention to something that I may overlook / forget.
Now for those curious:
So far in my research, I’ve come across a lot, quite a lot of interesting quirks of the Mesoamericans.
That can actually help balance them out against Old World civs.
They will definitely be played very differently.
But we will see some interesting things, special units and traits that might help them match up against otherwise more advanced militaries of the Old World.
While it is no secret that their weapons were far behind the Old World weapons and armor.
They did manage to keep up a resistance, and some developted interesting approaches dealing with the newcomers.
So if you have any Info.
please just dump it here! Feel free to open discussions aswell.
I’ll be reading through it all.