You’re saying Extreme AI is bad at winning at Wonder Race, Regicide, etc.? Seems that would diminish the moniker of, “Extreme” Thanks for the tip! Will give it a try if I get time
As it relates to skins and avatars, they don’t do much for me either. Well, skins in AoE can be pretty cool, actually – with decorated town center and such – but still fairly low on my list. The completionist in me is what drives me to want to complete all the challenges. I do wish there were better rewards, or maybe rather: rewards that I’d enjoy more, but it’s all good.
Rewards I’d prefer instead of skins/avatars would be along the lines of:
- New cheat codes that do neat things, maybe a nuke weapon , different colorization of map (sunset, sunrise, twilight, more/less saturated), units, etc
- New audio taunts
- New soundtrack songs
- Easter egg mini-game or mode unlocked
- Sneak peek of new AoE4 stuff
UPDATE #1: Well, the Wonder Race didn’t work I beat the Extreme AI, but didn’t get the reward. It didn’t register as the challenge being met. I figured I would use these settings, since there’s nothing saying I shouldn’t/couldn’t: Wonder Race, Extreme, Infinite resources, Post-Imperial starting age, Treaty Length 90 minutes.
It seemed like it would be a tight race between the AI and I, but then the AI deleted their Town Center and House after amassing about 9 villagers, lol (AI could likely use some adjustment regarding this)…
That’s when I knew I would win I just kept cranking out villagers and building more houses, and made sure to not delete my Town Center …
But the “Win a game against at least 1 Extreme AI” did not show as being completed Normally, when I completed earlier challenges, I got a message right away saying I met the challenge. This time, there was nothing, and it looks like I still have to do it.
I wonder how my game doesn’t qualify as, “Winning against at least 1 Extreme AI”? I tried turning off the Peace Treaty parameter in another game in case that was the reason, but it still didn’t register as a challenge win sigh. I know this would be a shortcut win, but a game is a game
UPDATE #2: And yet I got a Steam achievement with my win