I played Age of Empires 3 for now quite some time and a few nations got in my mind even better then in the old game. One of them is Japan. I play a lot of ranked and 50% of the games i play against Japan and normally I do well, because the most Japan players i played against yet just didnt know how to micro, but now it comes, I played a game against Japan and I cleaned him 2 times, tried to destroy most of his shrines, but it still wasn:t enough. Its not the first time, I cleaned them many times, but normally they would surrender. But in that particulary match, i wasn’t able to get in his base, cuz for some reason he got masses and masses of troops in just a few minutes after a very bad fight for him, he lost most of his troops. Because i wasn’t able to enter his base, I tried to continue destroying shrines, but he just built them behind me up again. I went in age 3 and went on skirms and war wagons. After i saw he also aged, I immediatly attacked him. He fought the fight with age 2 troops and cleaned my whole army with Yumis and some ashis to kill my Ulans. I microed quite well and didnt just ran into his ashis with the ulans. at the beggining the fight looked quite good for me, but when all his Yumis attacked me, it turned. I also had quite a mass of skirms and also some useless age2 troops. So we basically had kind of equal numbers. He wasted all his ashis and at the end it was a age3 Skirm vs a age2 Yumi battle, but I still lost. I could have went on arty but I thought i need to be fast, because falks against flamethrowers is also not good for me and of course his vet units would destroy me completly. After that fight I wasn’t able to mass troops again like him and lost the game.
Now to my questions:
-What should I have done besides attacking him directly as germany?
-How is it possible that he just simply can built infinite shrines and doesn’t care about loosing them?
I really hope there will be a big Japan nerf, because something went wrong when age 2 bowman have a chance against age 3 skirms. Also the ashis are faster then a setler, imagine having a heavy infantry unit, faster then skirms and even setlers.
Also i find it horrible, that japanplayers can build shrines for just 75 wood and that theres a big button, that shrines produce 300% more resourses.
Overall, Japan is at the moment, the strongest civ in aoe3, because they dont really care about loosing stuff.
I hope someone can help me and pls devs, nerf japan and also check out civs like Inca and Dutch. I don’t know from who u get helped in aoe to balance the civs, probably top 100 players, but pls also ask lower elo players, because the ranked game is totally different and it’s destroying the fun to play only against japan, dutch and incas.
Thanks for helping me! (Post1)