I hereby send a cordial greeting to all the players who are currently playing the Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition saga and hereby take this opportunity to respectfully request the incorporation of the TEAM game ranking in custom games in SUPREMACY mode.
This with the purpose of creating an improvement in waiting times and regulating the classification when searching for a game, the constant drop in players makes the search more complicated and there are times that you wait more than 10 minutes and that it makes the classification unbalanced when finding a rival, a while ago this option was incorporated into the Treaty mode and personally I would like it to be incorporated.
As you know, in the past in ESO there was a system of ranked lobbies, for those who don’t know what it is, it was basically a person who created a lobby, where he could customize things like the map and the civilization. Once that was done, both players started the game.
I have communicated with several players and they support the request, but I would like to know the opinion of more AoEIII players who think about it.
Thank you very much in advance for all the support and effort you put in every day to keep the game alive and many players greatly appreciate your work in the community, always eager to collaborate in everything possible.
I think Empire wars should also have ranked lobbies. I tried ranked empire wars when it first came out and it seemed to take a while to find a game.
For me it would be fine but do not complain if you are thrown out for reasons such as too scarce, too strong, use lamer civilization or I don’t play with you, bye.
Very good request, this system was used in the previous game and worked quite well, I think that by implementing this option to the team game will be of great help to improve waiting times and regularize the games and it would be nicer to know who and what civilization you face
You have the option to change civilization
Obvious, but when are you the host with your mate and you don’t want to? Or don’t you want to change civilization because you play only that one and they kick you? In ranked instead you have no excuses or games or games otherwise give up and lose.
Just improve the search algorithm with the option to choose or rate a map or even if it comes out randomly but before starting the game it makes you choose the civilization where you can decide together with your mate the civilization combo. Also add the number of players in the queue for example players in search 100, number of games 30 (means that 30 are the players who have a mate and are looking for a match together). Adding search parameters such as limits the search in this elo range, for a team game you could match players with equal elo. Quick search is dead and dying for the algorithm it has and because it has no parameters to manage it all. And if nothing is done to improve the Quick Search I prefer to play in ranked lobbies.
They could do it, teams not really competitive anyway when you can choose your team mates and if you don’t it ends up unbalanced all the same.
Actually, I wouldn’t mind, there are many players I know from Discord, and they are not very good people, I would rather avoid them than find them unluckily in ranked games.
All this happens because of the bad design of the current Quick search.
Currently the game browser is very bad, starting with the waiting time you have when you want to play, in the treaty game the option of being able to classify custom games was implemented and it turned out to be very beneficial, in fact at the moment there are more custom games than qualifying games and many are due to the waiting time that elapses to be able to play.
I would say 3v3 or 4v4 maybe. But 2v2 is still a rather short queue and pretty easy to find balanced games. But yeah 3v3 and 4v4 it takes forever and teams are never balanced
my personal opinion is that the 2v2 game finds itself between 5-8 minutes there are very few options to find a game before that time and it is only a matter of time before the 2v2 game dies since the loss of players is very constant and there are moments that you wait more than 15 minutes to play and the increase in team custom games certifies it, the players are already bored of waiting for a possible match in rankeds, currently in custom games the game starts earlier
Good idea, I have been advocating for this basically since the game was released. Quick search is a bore, just put all games into the regular “ casual lobby” browser and make all games count towards your rank, maybe make an option to make a lobby unranked so if the host wants to play unranked
in the old versions of the game (TAD, TWC, Classic) this type of option existed and it worked quite well
This would be a dream situation for team games. Outside of noob level its hard to find 2v2. I’ve got a 14 game win streak matched up against scrub after scrub. Please make it happen! Along with showing which mates are online/in game, improving chat function, and bringing back PR for Team games.
The problem has already been commented on in another post about the ranks, it is better to go back to the ranks of lieutenant captain etc for lobbies because it has many more ranks and it is easier to level and that counts both the lobie and another elo for quick search in 1v1 level and team . Currently it is impossible to level because many players do not have an rating because they never play ranked and in the lobbies there are not enough ranks, is not the same 20 ranks as age 3 vanilla than 5 ranks as age 3 DE….
I’d also like if they’d hide your home city levels in the unranked lobby. Since the actual unranked “ranks” are opaque and unintuitive and many don’t play actual ranked, a lot of players equate city level to skill level. Then they decide to kick out anyone who has too high or too low of a city level.