Hello, as a new player. I really love the concept of your game, but you really ought to triage what bugs need to be fixed. This one needs to be fixed URGENTLY. For some reason only the Rus monasteries allow negative relics… This allows for duplication of relics based on the number of priests you have pick up the relic.
For example, with 19 (or X) priests, you order them to take 1 relic from a monastery. The monastery will show -18 (or X+1) or whatever relics taken. All priests are now holding a relic which they can place into another monastery, then destroy the negative monastery and repeat. This breaks the game and it is unfortunate for most players, as I was one of them until a few days ago, that don’t know about it wondering how we are getting crushed by Rus players late game.
Players have been doing this for at least 2 weeks as there is a YouTube video that explains this. Just search “AOE4 Rus Relic Dupe Glitch”. This is becoming well known and if you had a decent feedback reporting tool in game you would likely have known about it sooner, or you don’t care?
It doesn’t work with the other races, so if it’s too hard or too much work or lengthy process, AT LEAST disable Rus until it is fixed… Make an effort to fix this as soon as possible unless you want to lose a great chunk of the player base or ban half of them for “cheating”… Please apply SOMETHING to the patch next week at the latest, because it is just becomes blatant neglect beyond that point. This should be a much higher priority than it appears to be. If not addressed timely, It will look extremely bad regarding your abilities as developers to responsibly take care of your content and I and others will likely keep this in mind regarding future purchases.
Thanks for a cool game, but please take care of it. You just released it after all… Actually, you would think a bug like this would have been found before release.