I have been thinking since I saw the official trailer for AOE II DE, what other civilization could be added to make the AOE III DE experience more fun. When I saw the trailer I noticed buildings with pirate flags being quickly shown. Now I know this is from the campaign but what if we had a pirate civilization?
These are just some really rough draft ideas at the moment on how this civilization could work:
- Is heavily focused on mercenaries, (perhaps mercenaries are cheaper than other nations), navies and assault troops.
- Some type of looting/capturing can occur on enemy resources, buildings, settlers, and naval ships. *Perhaps the pirates can have some type of conversion ability like the monks (having a ship admiral instead of a monk to capture units) in AOE II? Or perhaps when pirate troops out number the enemies unit(s).
*Perhaps looting can occur in this example: As pirates burn down a Dutch bank, they receive the coin that is being produced while being destroyed. Instead of the Dutch receiving the coin, the pirates do. Likewise with mills, plantations, and other buildings.
*Land troops could include all the units from all the civilizations (as pirates came from all over).
*Have some cheap type of buccaneer with low hp and ap but are used for looting/capturing.
*Can climb walls with ladders or ropes? (just an idea lol)
- Lacks Stone Walls but has unique wood wall defenses and towers different from other nations.
*Settlers would be pirates and have more hitpoints/attack points (especially)
*Fishing boats and gold mining boats gather more quickly than other nations while depleting less of that resource in that area
*Docks are cheaper to build
*Ships may be cheaper to build?
*Houses and buildings can look like the they are from the Island of Tortuga
*Ships can provide some population increase.
*Can have a fowl companion (with hp) like a parrot that soars overhead and scouts an area or it can be an ability like the spyglass showing a parrot flying around but disappears as soon as the ability times out. Has no hp. (maybe for x amount of time, then it has to reload for y amount of time?)(think spyglass ability amount of time)
*Apart from building a Town Center, can build watch towers.