Heya I seam to lose every single game I go against poles (in 1v1 or 2v2). They usually mass huge amounts of knights and the UU, and they get an eco bonus that kicks in late dark/early fuedal. 30g knights means I cant mass enough xbows to kill them(infact on gold they have more knight), my viking champs /berserks lose 1v1 against the UU.
Complaining about Devs purposely making new Civs OP in order to sell the DLC better, or not supporting that shady tactic would be Step number 1.
Why do you think they never release the stats on the website until after the first nerf (like previously on Lord of the West)… Tbh i wouldnt even be surprised if they “ask” the owner of aoestats.io to not set up the stats of the new civs, or else he might get some nice letters from dude’s in suits, cause aoe is not his interlectual property.
It’s a lot of investment, and pretty slow to get to a Castle, research the UT, get out a bunch of stables, and make the knights. You have plenty of time to apply pressure before they can do any of that. Also, remember that the folwark often will be forward because berries might be forward, so that’s a pretty nice target for applying pressure.
I think I prefered it when everyone went random tbh. I like being able to pick my civ but we have so many civs and you only see the civs that are op. How long do you think we have to wait until poles get nerfed down to normal civ power levels?
I do not know if Poles will get a nerf. They don’t seem like a very strong civ at all. They have a decently good feudal age aggression potential, and the obuch is very strong later on. If they do get a nerf, I expect it’ll be a (minor) price increase on obuch.
The Lords of the West civilizations had sub 50% winrates when we nerfed them, but we wanted to reduce certain frustration points; Before coming back to buff them in a later update bringing them more in line with other civilizations (once we had more data/feedback/information).
The Dawn of the Dukes civilizations are sitting at ranked RM winrates of 48.5% (Bohemians) and 50.4% (Poles).
Well coustilliers were OP but Burgundians had bad eco, so it balanced out. That’s why he said they nerfed the civs not for winrate but because of some stuff like the coustillier being frustrating to deal with.
Try to get to the lategame usually. Poles have one of the worst lategames. They basically need to fall back to Obuch what makes them very limited.
In general they are vulnerable to archer civs and cav civs can also raid them to death in the lategame.