Over the past several weeks, there have been many forum threads questioning the wisdom of removing the Inca villager blacksmith bonus in feudal age in the upcoming update. The purpose of this change was never communicated. Does the Product Manager just hate being tower rushed?
Some argued that this was eliminating the identity and key advantage of the civilization. The Inca’s have the weakest eagles and weak late-game economy bonus, and therefore would further suffer in late game losses if they can’t pressure their opponents in early game. Yet, others argued that the Incas are a better civ than most people realize, and losing reliance on tower rushes and safe villagers would cause players to discover a better way to play Incas.
Most people agreed that the Incas should at least gain something else in exchange for this nerf – but alas no.
So, here we are. The update is released and has nerfed Incas. Let’s all see what happens to the play rate and win rate. Place your bets…