My team is cooperating with Sparta AOE (EGO Media) (a huge AOE association in Vietnam) to raise the AOE: DE community, more and more players are coming to this game, AVG players raised 28% and 22% in the last two months, Steam rating changed from “mixed” to “very positive”, that’s a good sign, but it doesn’t blur those issues that the game remains.
AOE: DE can get at least 100k+ players within months - this is my promise to you (the community here in Vietnam is huge, there were 120 000 viewers watching the match between CSN and Shenlong live), Microsoft and developer team, if you can make the client game better, for playing and for casting.
My goal is to make AOE: DE becomes a major e-sport game, so the first thing we need is to show people (who’s currently stuck with AOE 1) how great this game is but it’s quite impossible since the game does not provide a proper spectating feature, spectators taking player’s slots makes it’s impossible to cast 4vs4 matches/leagues. Mainstream AOE 1 viwers love watching player’s perpective and we do not have this option , the only way to do is to re-stream from player’s computer thus the game looks worse, we cannot see any in-game information about player’s current economy or technology, this lack of information results the viewers harder to understand what’s going on.
So this is what we’re asking you dev team to fix/add:
- Observers take separate slots.
- Add an option to watch player’s perspective
- Add an option to watch player’s current economy/technology (if possible please add charts to compare between players too).
- Fix fps drop dramatically, esp in late-game situation.
Start working on this and you will see the potential, we need the cooperation between the community and developers, our team alone can’t do that much.
Thank you !