I don’t know if this is possible on the Age of Empires 2 Engine but what if we had a farm snapping system? You might be asking what that means, I’ll show you a poorly made gif i did.
Basically what it does is calculates the position of the mouse, if it’s on top of a farm or any building it places automatically adjacent to an already existing farm clockwise. If you dont want the farm snapping just move the mouse away from top of the building.
This would be an insane technological advancement for the game and remove a lot of the unnecessary APM that we get from placing perfect farms.
What do you guys think? Really wish the devs take a look on this one.
Nice concept in theory. Though I think it will be hard to realise in-game since we have never seen something like that in this game engine.
Also there is no real meaning for this feature since you get ample time to place farms properly early game and late game farm placement has no big impact.
Yeah Spirit of the Law did a great video on optimal farming placement and once you have hand cart it is negligible. The more interesting part of a change like this would be in late imperial when you are trying to setup a large farming area quickly. I don’t know about you but I start randomly painting the map with farms are probably half my clicks (at best) actually place a farm since I am randomly dragging the mouse around trying to place farms as quickly as possible. If the solution the OP suggested was implemented it would make setting up 10 farms take 10 clicks instead of the 100 clicks I do now lol.
if the question is separating good players from bad players, make it like auto scout, not efficient, but easier. where you shouldn’t get into the habit of doing it everytime, but it helps people who are coming into the game and want to try it out.
Slippery slope into full AI control and play the game for human. Spoiler alert, with enough training, they can beat every single human player existing on earth and continue doing so forever.
My point is the attention on the farm can be used elsewhere and this is a nice to have but ok without feature, even less so important than auto scout. Yes, the efficiency will improve, but won’t be much, and auto snap may cause other problems we cannot predict as of yet.