I just wanted to say, I was at first very pessimistic about the game for seemingly missing so many features compared to AOE 2 DE. We have better graphics and unique differences between our 8 civs, but overall the game felt like a huge step backwards and way less fun. Online play 4v4 was basically playing Age of Wonders - a rush to see who could get the first unstoppable Wonder up.
Excellent job doubling the cost of the Wonder - that was absolutely a step in the right direction! Great job making walls harder to build! My opinion is we could extend the times a bit for the Wonder/Sacred Site countdowns so there can be a little bit of tug of war before the game ends, but at least online is playable now!
I am now very optimistic hearing this latest roadmap, that these features are coming:
Post-Game Map Viewing
Online Map Voting
Yes! Yes! YES! If you stick to adding these things in and more, we will have ourselves a great game! Thank you for not ignoring the community! I was worried you were going to ignore the complaints and let this game die. I want to see this game thrive since I have gotten so much enjoyment out of all the AOE games (even including the ones you let die like AOE 1 and AOM, I love all the AOE!). Keep up the good work!
I am glad that the game is being actively developed despite the unfortunately declining player numbers. Many thanks for that. I am having a lot of fun playing AOE4.
I estimate that around early to mid 2023 AOE 4 will have the same features as AOE2. On the roadmap, for example, there are also no co-op campaigns, game modes like Battle Royal and King’s Murder listed. After that, I hope that the game will be developed even further so that we can have developments that have not been in any AOE before. Of course, there are also things that were not in previous Age of Empires games. For example, the civilizations, which are more different in the way they play, which I think is very good. However, there should be more unique units per civilization.
The developments should be faster for my taste. Especially because I would have expected the same features as AOE2 has already at release. I love AOE and I hope that one day with AOE4 we will have the best AOE ever. I wish the developers good luck with that.
not to be cynical but i hope they don’t try to sell us a “AOE IV Definitive Edition” in a couple years that is basically just what the game should have been at launch. im actually really enjoying the game so far but it does seem pretty barebones for a 60 dollar game