I would love to see a unit using a boleadeira as a weapon (two to three stones tied to a rope, used against mounted units). This could be either a single unit (primary or secondary) or an archer, anti-cavalry unit, shared by the Andean people or the American people in general.
I even talked to Thermoh too. He had a project for an unofficial expansion for Age of empires 2 DE. I even suggested the warrior priest as a unique unit of the mississippians (hybrid of priest and infantry - a unit that heals and attacks). I also came to suggest a unit armed with a boleadeira as a single secondary unit for the Mapuche. But the last news I had, unfortunately, was that the project had been abandoned. A feather.
of course it will be great to re-create the units for DE. but first they need to allow us to add new civilizations to the game:
currently we can replace existing civs but cannot add new ones.
also i am bit concerned about AI functionality. the fact that American World mod didn’t work with AI and mostly an online tournament based mod for a spanish community is what kept me a bit away from it since I don’t know spanish neither do I prefer to playtest everything online.
I hope in future updates they will fix this problem of adding new civilization via mods.
exactly. Unfortunately, these limitations end up discouraging creators and new ideas that could further enrich the game. But I am really content that you have sketched (you are working on) a unit using a “boleadeira” (Bola Rider). Could you tell us how the interest in working with this unit came about? and what was your intention? Be a single unit? and which civilization?