Not only u have 3-4 smurf account per single player in the rated scene that so clearly and for capitalization of the producers (as a broken system pushes people to bypass and “fix” it for their individualistic interest the game, but you also have blocked the Rated Rooms for Supremacy and Classic which in DE never existed while wisely in AOE III were there.
Some trolls will claim that it was to avoid points farming, which is a huge trolling attempt.
Rated rooms grant people to decide the battle they wanna take and agree of it (like in any strategy, warfare situation) so that you also have zero frustration on the outcome, it’s your choice, you decided to fight and side with who you wanted.
Instead the matchmaking not only is filled with utter trash noobs that “play” like AI or don’t speak english or just don’t play and stay idle or the game drops them (but this is another story), the matchmaking is completyely broken.
You can’t put people against others that have pre united which will of course have a bigger advantage and maybe even put against pre made teams people that are also low rating compared to the pre made, because you are gonna ruin the experience.
You can’t have no Rated Rooms … because you are destroying the competitive gameplay expperience.
AOE III DE is seriously broken in terms of competitive scene, even the game recorded are broken, often u check them back and they are out of synch even without game update getting in the way… (which should never anyway damage the files)…
It’s just unacceptable the status of this “game”.
How can a developer team leave at release IN THIS STATUS a project?!
How can someone think this is ok?
How can we all buy this and even suppoort it?
I am not even gonna mention other topics like UX, UI… the series of bugs… one like " yuou press the View post game a little bit below the edge and a hidden button kicks you out to the lobby"…
And much more stuff.
This stuff is unacceptable.
FIX THE COMPETITIVE SCENE