Portuguese is currently the worst civi on the most popular map played (Arabia), according with Hera`s Video, Portugueses have good tech tree but the discount of gold not have sense when you be in castle age and the eco tend to stabilize, I say that the potuguese discount of gold is useful only in early castle when you need to produce of two - three stables, and no more.
My suggestions are (only one):
improve the speed of unique unit. 15% more speed because is very slow and is a good buff.
Have Paladins available.
Have Hussars and a little buff of Unique Unit speed.
I dont really agree but improve the production rate of Feitorias (is a problem is is the sime production rate of villager proportional to the population?)
Exactly, in fact this Civi should good because have cavalier and arbalest full upgrades but when I compare with other civis that dont have eco bonus, the difference is huge, byzantine have buildings with extra HP, and cheap trash units with cheap imperial age, and Sarracens have huge market and extremely dangerous archers.
My suggestion would be to unlock some useful techs (e.g. Gold Shaft Mining) and add a new function to Feitoria. Changing resources generation is a lost cause because unlimited resource generation is always either OP on some maps or useless on others. Extra functions could be training units, shooting arrows etc. In this case, Feitoria no longer has to compete with villager work rate to become viable.
They are a water civ on design, they are the only counter to the nasty longboat from vikings, they can survive and win any island map with the feitoras.
Low pick rate is due the organ gun being so bad on DE.
Koreans are now great on water with 20% cheaper ships on wood, however the player base is too old or too stubborn to even try them, until the pros start abusing and using some civ, that is how it becomes popular, for viper portuguese were OP back at rise of rajas given his preference with the organ guns, same as hera is just a pro opinion, organ gun has never been great in smaller numbers.
Portu vs japanese, lets see if we ignore the water bonus from both civs, portu have better tec tree, cheaper gold units while japanese well they have 50 wood lumber camps,mills and mining camps, see the difference now?
Portuguese all they needs is to fix the organ gun and the ■■■■ frame delay that HC have now and as general balance change reducing chemistry time upgrade, 3 minutes after the long 3 minutes reaching imperial is basically gg for gunpowder civs, but deftly no more economic bonuses.
The 5% discount was recently added in the latest balances changes, it wasn’t that big to motivate players to try the civ again, because everything they can do given the current state of HC and organ gun, is not a good option to try their lands options, but it is not the civ’s fault.
You guys want every civ to be OP with 5 or 10 bonuses, the civ is a water civ with endless supply of resources, more unique than that there is no other civ.
The logic of forums players is the next one, byzantine 25% cheap trash units is just too much and OP, also the same users 20% berber, korean and portu units discounts is trash lol.
But Portuguese civi on the most popular map is so weak, I understand that is a water civi but look vikings, japanese, italian, malay civi and are better than portuguese, Im 1430 player and I did the task of only play with portuguese and bulgarians, currently I am 1299, lol, Portuguese is so weak trust me.
I think the Portuguese need something for their early economy. Something like economic upgrades being researched faster or economic buildings being built faster. This also would kind of fit the historical aspect of colonialism.
Plus I don’t know why they nerfed the Caravel… should have at least stayed at 40G base cost in my opinion
I’m a sub on Hera’s channel and I enjoy watching him play but this is just straight up false today for example he didn’t know that Italians don’t get Siege Engineeers. And where do you think those “Hera is pausing to watch tech-tree”-memes are coming from?