I wonder if anyone would be against if Oceania civs like Maori and Hawaii become a thing in AOE3 DE? It would be nice if they are released as a pairs like Italy and Malta under the title Kingdoms of Ocean or something like that.
I would LOVE to see what they do with Maori as Korean-New Zealander myself.
As a kiwi I also say no, just think it’s to outside the wheelhouse to have Oceania. In saying that, it made me overly proud to see the Māori in civ 6 and in WOL. So idk complex feelings about it.
I also wouldn’t be pleased if they made a “Polynesian” civ, I think that simplifies and stereotypes their individual cultures. Kingdom of Tonga if anything, with others being minor pacific civs.
Maori would be an excellent civ addition, but I’m less convinced for Hawaii. I’d prefer they don’t keep adding civs like Mexico and USA that didn’t exist for 80% of the game’s timeframe, and Hawaii only unified in 1795 and barely lasted 100 years.
Mana as a 4th resource (would be applicable to all Polynesians)
For a minor Polynesian civilization, Tonga would be a must.
An expansion of seafarer civilizations also wouldn’t have to be limited to Polynesians. The Haida of the Pacific Northwest and Javanese and Malay from Southeast Asia would all be great fits for a naval/oceanic theme.
This is surprisingly hard to answer. Timeframes for this game seem to matter less with each expansion. Native Americans, Africans and Peoples of Oceania all experienced colonialism in various ways. my initial thought was that Oceania’s history is somewhat removed from the rest of the worlds so it does not fit the same way, but now im not sure I could justify that. To be honest, i dont know, maybe im just fearful of how they would be implimented. If Oceania civs are added, i just wanted them to be done well.
I am sure Devs know what they are doing. Sides I don’t expect it to be added soon. What I think future would be like- Brazil DLC, Two Asia DLC ( Korea and Persia?) and one single civ ( maybe Zulu?) and then maybe Oceania DLC.
I think Maori and Hawaiians could both be viable civs.
The Maori could be a bit more like the Native American civs, primarily traditional with some firearms (as the Maori were largely ignore by western powers until the mid 19th century), while Hawaii could be a more modernized civilization (inspired by the Kamehameha dynasty). It would make the two civs more distinct.
And, of course, plenty of opportunity for new maps if they get added!
Australians civ, Oceanian maps and 5 brand new Minor Nations for these maps like:
Oceania Minor Nations would become a completely new type of Minor Nations. Like the European and African Minor Nations, it would offer what would make them stand out from the rest. I think that they could be distinguished by a greater number of units that could be trained (3-5) and that they would be located by the water and would offer training for Ships.
I’m a huge supporter of having Oceania introduced: the last inhabited and penultimate ‘European explored’ continent must be tackled in AoE3! It would be the logical, next horizon to address, after Asia, Africa and now Europe are covered.
I equally agree on the two potential civs, the Māori and the Hawai’ians: I’m convinced they gather all the conditions, thematically and time-frame speaking, to be candidates.