I’m learning a new civ and watched a few other players’ games who play better than me to check if I could do something better.
It looks like some of them are using bugs in the game to get competitive advantage. Now I have a moral choice - use the bug and get unfair advantage or loose the game because someone else has unfair advantage. What should I do?
In my humble opinion, it’s still a bit early to say which Civ is OP and which civ is UP, since we still have to explore the whole game.
If this would be aoe2 about a year age, then I could agree, but on aoe4, balance and bug exploits are still different.
For example, the HRE is considered the weakest civ, but in my opinion it’s just underrated. On the other hand, rus is considered the strongest, but even if they’ll nerf the hunt cabin you should still be able to win without exploits.
It’s like when there was the bug of scouts that could bypass palisade walls in aoe2. If you learned to win by abusing that bug, when the bug is patched, you might not be fast enough to get inside with scouts before the enemy has walls, because you weren’t used to.[quote=“Toster256, post:7, topic:190602, full:true”]
It looks not much different from my “favorite op civ” getting nerfed. I might be playing a different civ after the patch anyway. I guess I will pay up with the loosing streak.
Depends what you understand with exploit.
You never want to exploit bugs giving an unfair advantage, like the unlimited spearman range abasid had for a short time.
Utilizing such exploits or bugs does not make you a better player, you won’t suddenly play tournaments with the top tier players, you won’t even make a single $ winning games, all you will get from it, is winning games thru cheating, but for that you don’t need to play the game. You can play easy AI’s all day long, you will also win and it would have the same point, no point at all.
Hi @Toster256, Please report the exploit to the team by submitting a request at support.ageofempires.com if it is not already well known. I encourage you to show good sportsmanship and not use exploits.
That’s the first thing I checked. It looks like it is widely known and reported and there are youtube videos about it. I’m being kinda cryptic to not promote this specific glitch, which is pretty minor comparing to the ones referenced above. So, I guess this have an opposite effect.
I tested it against ai and in a real game. Winning didn’t give me usual satisfaction - I think I played pretty good, but I cannot tell was it the skill or unfair advantage. So, I guess I will stop using it and will quit the games where some other player uses it.
There are so many other ways how I can improve in the game and doesn’t make sense to devote my energy to something dodgy.
I have changed my mind on this, I’d always play without using them however it seems like every professional player, and content Creater is using bugs (most notably animation cancelling) and getting away with it (not being banned) even in s tier tournaments! I think I will start taking advantage of bugs and glitches now too.