I think aoe4 currently suffers from a lack of exciting and interesting maps. While the devs already announced map updates for the spring patch I thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask what you guys think. I’m sure we’ll also get a map editor at some point, but for now let’s share some ideas!
Which are your favourite maps? What kind of map would you like to see in the future?
Personally, I like Lipany the most. The cliffs give opportunities for walls without funnelling the whole gameplay into a single choke which can easily be controlled. Sneaking a scout or outpost up on a cliff can also be very rewarding and impactful which feels great to me. While I do like arabia it’s nice to have some more terrain features that impact strategic choices.
A map I’d really like to see would be a river map with fewer chokes. I was thinking of a triangle design like the original Danube, but with two small rivers going in and a big river going out. The smaller rivers would be crossable anywhere and the big one only in one or two fords or bridges. The neutral triangle could be rich in ressources to make it an important place to take, but in return the large river could be richer in fish.
Or we could have a map with most of the wood in the center of the map, creating chokes early on which will open up more and more as players chop through the woods. A little bit like mountain pass but with multiple crossings and it’s a forest instead of a mountain ridge. Controlling the woodline with a forward position would be super important.