I am so tired of waiting 5 mins for a game only for that person to immediately resign when they see the civs or if they don’t like the map. The only way to get out of playing a map is either exit the game or resign as soon as it start. This is all because we are being forced to play maps we don’t want and then we don’t get to see what civ the other player picked. It used to be maps we wanted with random civs which made it fair when the other guy got a top tier civ or a counter civ to your civ. Now its all broken cuz of this map pool and hidden civs.
As a side note after seeing all the changes to the way we used to play I feel like the combined hours of game play that all the devs have still wouldn’t add up to your average aoe player who all have over 1000s of hours of play time.