Profanity filter issue

hihi, i just wanted to link to the thread, but for some reason it liked to some random post in the thread 11

Right now I’m displayed as *******. Ivanhoe was a noble knight, by no means any kind of hoe.

Thank you, regards, much love.


11 11 11 you are right come on devs

Try signing out of Xbox live, it should fix the issue.

Good luck for steam users 111

Brings me back…

When 10 year old me wathced that intro, I thought Prince John was the european King from the Age of Kings cover art.

And now, after 20 years, I’m again comparing that scene and the AoK cover art to see if there’s any resemblance.

Good times.

I wonder though, how many of the AI names are currently sensored by the profanity filter?

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Ivanhoe being censored is definite proof that censorship is always anti-civilization.

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Wait, was there also a Ivan’s hoe in that intro? :eyes:

Give it a try. I look forward to your results :slight_smile:

I tested quite a few (by typing in lobby chat) but got bored pretty quickly 11 Only one I found so far was Earl of Wessex, apparently ■■■ is a naughty word.
Please just give us a way to turn the censor off!

It seems someone in the dev team is having personal grudges against Prince Edward for some reason :laughing:

Game Version:

  • Build: 36906
  • Platform: Steam
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Gamertag: technikalex temporarly Mr. Bobba


Hey guys i posted this as a new thread 2 weeks ago. Was merged to the topic here

and 5 days ago GMEvangelos just closed the thread while saying should be fixed with the april patch?! Sorry i just reported this because this is a new bug with the new patch.
Im actually a bit mad they just close the thread as done before even checking it. I just want to play with my normal and known nickname in the community again.

"Hey just want to report a false positive here…
my nickname technikalex, is getting censored ingame and in the lobby. its really annoying tbh and wasnt the case before the patch. 36906. also sometimes in rare cases my nickname is shown again normally. 1/20 chance.
would be nice to play again as technikalex and not as *********

Tbh i dont get the chat filter at all we are all adults and if ppl want to bypass the chat filter they will be able to do it so why investing so much work in that?"

Reproduction Steps:

Here’s how to reproduce the problem:

  1. change name on steam to technikalex



However many incorrectly filtered words and names get reported and eventually fixed, there will always be more. The censor just needs to be optional. Simple as that.


OPTIONAL CENSORSHIP PLEASE! I am way over into my adulthood to have every 2nd sentence completely censored by your filter, sometimes 100% without reason. At least censor only the offensive word and not the complete sentence… I am sure most of the community would turn it off in a heartbeat

No, optional filter is bad I think. How would I know if others got my message or just see starts, because the filter is (frequently) broken?

It’s simpler: don’t apply it on names, or just filter the extreme ones. Earl or Wessex, Rudolfking, technikalex, these are not profane words, period. “I’ll **** you if you trush me” as a name is, I admit, but please fix this, it truly does not sound like a complicated thing.

What will be the next? In-game audio and text will be starred? Civ. names will be starred? :slight_smile:


  1. Almost everyone would turn it off so it wouldn’t be a problem.
  2. If my opponent says **** *** ****** **** how would I know if he should be reported or if he’s trying to ask for tips or something?
  3. If someone is being insulting, racist, etc. they get reported. We don’t need a censor.

“Cung” is an extremely common word in Vietnamese, like “the” in English. It’s also mean archer in aoe2 (Vietnamese has different tone for the same word).

It’s is super frustrating that most of our in game communication now is “*** ****** ****”

Peole tried to say go archer in 7 ways and all get “****”. Tobe honest it’s too frustrating it starts becoming funny.


My name seems to be fixed with the new patch, so I’m happy with it. Of course it would be cool to have a less intrusive filter (I’m seeing simple stuff getting starred in-game when watching streams), but I am against optional filter: still the problem is that you see it, but does your enemy/ally see? It’s better to know and rephrase until it is not starred so you know, the message arrived.
Also just disabling a buggy feature is always bad from the devs point of view (as I am also a developer), because they want to do a bug-free feature people use, not a buggy feature people disable (thus reducing the usefulness and feedback).

No one wants any kind of censor - whether it censors stuff like ‘Rudolfking’ or words that “should” be censored.

If another player is having trouble seeing what’s being said then they can turn off the filter. If they refuse to then that’s their problem, everyone else shouldn’t have it forced on them because of a small minority. Even better, just remove the censor entirely, we lasted 20 years without it there’s no reason to add it now; plus everyone sees the same thing.