I am very hyped for the huge November update after watching the preview video you uploaded yesterday. But as much as I’m happy, I’m also afraid that singleplayers will go away empty-handed. Don’t get me wrong, I love the new gamemode, the new quickplay function and all the other amazing things you showed us in the video, as they are all attracting new players and help growing the game. However, most of these things will only affect the multiplayer experience.
There are also a lot of players like me who just want to play alone vs the AI. I’d love to see some new campaigns (Lithuanians!), some new historical battles and maybe a few new civs in the future (there are still plenty of ideas for unique civ bonuses -> e.g. AoE2 Civ Concepts LLC Mod). I also would love to see regional unit/architecture skin packs to make the game even more beautiful.
I’m sure that I’m not the only one who would like to see more singleplayer content.
What are your thoughts about the November update and which singleplayer content do you want to see in the future?
From a general perspective it’s not dissapointing as I love watching competitive games and I’m looking forward too watch pro players play the new battle royal mode. From a pure singleplayer perspective though you are right. Apart from the balance changes there is basically nothing interesting for singleplayers.
A co-op mode similar to SC2 or something similar to provide monthly fresh content for players who like playing against the A.I (Not the coop vs A.I. in a multiplayer map) besides the monthly events. I’m referring to official co-op campaigns style/historical scenarios with quality of life features.
You can invite a friend or queue with a random stranger then play some tactical missions against A.I. campaign like missions.
Gameplay may last up to 30 mins depending on difficulty and mission type.
This game mode is meant for new and casual players who finished the campaigns and historical scenarios but don’t want to stress themselves in multiplayer.
A way to add more civilizations without affecting multiplayer balance.
Mission type may include tower defense, escort the payload etc.
May have their own leaderboards like speed runs, etc.
Exclusive rewards like Civ banners, Heroic Icons, Titles, etc.
There are lots of potential for co-op here in Age of Empires 2 DE.
That’s an amazing idea! I would love to see that too. Even though the game is 20 years old and already has an insane amount of content, even after such a long time there are still so many possibilities to add interesting content to the game.
Mods are great but in my experience the amount of iteration required to create an actually balanced civ is beyond the scope of mods since they don’t necessarily take MP in mind.
I personally would not care for new civs unless they fill some niche that isn’t already covered by the existing 35, and IMO that’s a lot easier said than done properly.
I mean, sure, but I personally think there are far more interesting ways to keep the game fresh than just adding more civs.
Like other users mentioned: new campaigns, challenge scenarios (like ones we’ve already seen), and even co-op scenarios (which hasn’t been done before in any official capacity) would be a better use of dev time, IMO.
You are probably right. But what I don’t understand is why they don’t give us the opportunity to mod new civs into the game. I mean it worked before DE. Maybe they are holding this function back on purpose?
Except all of these mods have either broken or useless civs.
While i think that we have more than enough civs (and i’m fully behind the dev who said that there was an onversaturation of civs), I’d love some new campaigns. Maybe some original skin would be welcome, even tho i would not use them in MP