Good day everyone, I hope all is well.
I have been playing the game for years, I never complained about any changes made to the game, nor I ever imposed on others the way they should play or what rules to follow, everyone has his own strategy and ways to win. Some ways don’t work on certain maps so players are forced to adapt to different kinds of gameplays/scenarios.
I only made this account on the forum for this post, because I’ve been hearing a lot of judgement and prejudice inside the game and I wanted to address that. I am a slow paced guy in the game, I mostly play 40/60 minute treaties on either half water/land or water maps with nomad age start. These settings are considered by many “Big Brain Time” individuals to be noob settings, I see it the opposite way in treaty.
Our planet is covered 71% covered in water, with rivers flowing through the land everywhere, there isn’t a single war in history when sea battles weren’t a thing. Massive funds had to be allocated to make these fleets and transport armies from one place to another. Ignoring this and playing the game without the aspect of water is in my opinion sorry for the word “Stupid”. I don’t expect people to understand this, especially Japan, Lakota and Aztec players. These kinds of people except you to play on a full land map, spam you with absolutely OP units and pretend to be pros at the game. Sorry guys spamming stacks of Hatamoto Samurais with 4 daimyos, stacks of Tashunke Prowlers and Tokala Soldiers, or stacks of Legendary Skull knights on a land map in a straight line to the enemies’ eco without the enemy having an option to deal with them is not a strategy. Hens comes the aspect of water.
Personally, I like controlling more than 3 types of units (Infantry, Cav and Artillery). Idk I’m not saying I’m a smart person but my IQ is definitely above room temperature, I can handle controlling ships at the same time plus they give a lot of maneuverability around the map. If your pc can’t handle a map with water and battleships just don’t play them. Don’t come into lobbies asking to change the maps/settings and calling people noobs for preferring them over land maps. But unfortunately most people complain because they can’t spam their OP unit in a straight line not because of the lag.
About nomad age, again, if you understand anything about warfare, you will never find 2 or 3 or 4 allies stacking their bases beside each other with 700 layers of walls, starting at exploration age eliminates the need for recon, you just know where your enemy is and on top of that you can’t get a strategic position depending on the map of course yourself, that might benefit your game. Battles weren’t fought always on open planes. Wars were won despite sever disadvantages. Winning most of the time is not about having the stronger army. It involves most of the time choosing a strategic position. Plus with treaty it gives you more than enough time to react and think of a strategy to mitigate your opponents advantage if he has any.
About this myth that I hear called “Farming only your half of the map”. Are you guys actually serious? Every once in a while I get these players who want you to farm only on your half of the map. This is absurd for a couple of reasons:
Resources aren’t evenly spread out in real life, nations fight over them all the time, countries get destabilized because of there abundance. Thus they should be naturally, contested in the game too.(Food, Wood, Gold mines, Fish, Whales)
Some Civs in the game are exceptionally good at eating everything on the map, this “rule” makes them a disadvantage on their own teammates as they are now taking from their resources instead of taking the enemies’.
I would really like to hear what you guys have to say about these points, I’m new to the forum so I don’t know how things go around here, but I believe I stated my points as clearly as possible. Thank you for the attention.