According to Winter 2021 updates some type of IN GAME player score is being introduced… Now IFF this in-game score WILL only be available in UNRANK matches and/or TEAM games (iffy on this one) THEN I have zero issues with the score.
Otherwise this addition is a direction AWAY from scout/rng/surprise oriented RTS gaming. The only semi legit argument I’ve heard for a player score is to suggest to a losing player when the game is likely too far gone and they “should” bow-out (AS A COURTESY).
Any other use of the in-game player score will diminish scout/RNG/surprise oriented RTS gaming, I don’t care if the score only TELLS YOU 1 THING AND 1 THING ONLY; that is still ONE MORE THING YOU DID NOT KNOW BEFORE THE SCORE WAS INTRODUCED… therefore IMO the in-game system IS A MISTAKE.
Also I would have ZERO issue with in-game score EVEN in rank matches IFF the player himself/herself has the option for it to be displayed to the opponent. So I can always see my own score but I can only see the other guy’s score IFF he enables. In this case players will be agreeing when and if they will allow the foe to know their score.
They specifically wrote that this will be an option for those who want to play around with and only available in skirmishes & created custom lobby’s.
Quick Matches and Ranked games won’t have this option available, so unless I understood this wrong we should be OK. I’m one of those guys who don’t want the in-game score available but if we “must” have it for those who wants it, then this way I suppose is the best way to do it.
I didn’t see the full review on upcoming updates. I only saw the banner under “whats coming up” for AGE4. Thank you for the clarification!
This is how they wrote exactly:
“Based on community feedback, we’ve made the decision to implement in-game scores for those who wish to have them. We know that using this feature can change the way you choose to play the game, and so we want to empower you to make the choice for yourself – starting with our Winter 2021 update, you’ll be able to enable in-game player score on a case-by-case basis for custom lobby multiplayer and skirmish matches.”
Unless I missed something, here you have it all
Agree, can’t believe they add it just because age 2 fan boys requested… That should never be part of any RTS is anti competitive.
Oh miss that, I am ok if this does not affect online and ranked …
Oh thank goodness! I was worried for a moment. I don’t want my enemies to have any knowledge of the double-wide MAA surprise in their stealth forest backline.
Yeah, relax. Only Custom Lobby and skirmish.
Good way to go. Cause i have the feeling majority of Ladder Players do not want it.
dont be nervous in aeo 4 score is a joke actually
I really hope they never add this to ranked play. I really don’t know why the older games had it, it doesn’t make sense from a competitive perspective, it doesn’t make sense from a role playing perspective. It just doesn’t make sense at all.