just want to start by saying that DE is an amazing improvement over legacy AoE3 and the balance is almost there. it just needs a few tweaks:
-remove Svea Lifeguard. It’s just a ridiculous, game-breaking “I Win” button. Just give Sweden skirmishers in age 4 or something, and get rid of trainable jaegers too since they are basically redundant and no one uses them. No upgrade cards, they don’t need an insane skirm, just something like what spain gets.
-fix infinite 6 mams. Either make it a 1 time shipment, or reduce the number to like, 4 mams maybe.
-Yabusames are just ridiculous units. Right now yumi+yabusame is an unbeatable 2-unit composition. 2 unit compositions should always lose to 3 unit compositions if all things are equal, but this isn’t the case. Japan has so many insane units already, they should just be forced to counter artillery with flaming arrows. Either make Yabus only counter artillery and not cav, or only cav and not artillery. Or something. Probably just make them into a cav archer type unit, and reduce their absurd 50% range resist.
-Somehow change town militia card for ports only. Maybe put it on a timer like USA has, so they can’t call multiple batches from several TCs. Or explicitly nerf it for Ports only-- maybe make it so they have to send two cards, one for the big batch of MM and one for the increased TC fire
-nerf monitors against artillery. this could be for all civs though. But when youve lost water, the only way to counter Ports on water is to push their base with artillery, and it’s ridiculous that monitors on the coast can deny artillery so easily, and without any way to counter it. Maybe just make monitors like mortars, only useable against buildings.
-revert the sneaky nerfs to aztec that reduced coyote and otontin slinger shipment numbers in age 2. The civ needs some love. The patch that buffed them was fine. Buff the warchief slightly.
that’s it. the game would be in a great state at the competitive level if these changes happened.
please do not add any other suggestions we don’t want to overwhelm the devs, these are the best ideas, do not argue, will not be reading replies ty gg ez out