After watching todays stream (Twitch) it is clearly unwise to put any sort of hope that this game will get better within a reasonable amount of time.
I know some people are probably tired of hearing this, but their reason for nerfing The Delhi into the ground is unwarranted. This is the second time they have said, in person, that they did not want Delhi to have only one strategy (meaning sacred site rush). But they have, twice now, not defined what the Delhi’s strategy SHOULD be, or given an example of alternative and viable tools at the Delhi’s disposal.
It is okay to always have longbowmen, knights, men at arms and Rams all up in Delhi’s business from the get go, but HELL NO should Delhi take sacred sites. God forbid. Meanwhile, Delhi economy is getting hit from the get-go by these units, and Delhi’s defense was, WAIT FOR IT!!! NOT to go into other people’s towns but to take pressure off of their own by capturing sacred sites. When first discovered, this seemed like an ingenious mechanism implemented by thoughtful strategic minds. Turns out it was a mistake that they didn’t intend. We gave them too much credit.
When asked about strategies they thought were inventive and interesting, they mention Wonder Building with an obscene amount of walls. What in the ??? This does not happen in most ladder games by far, and is seriously not an interesting strategy.
They keep talking about their data and telemetry and in house team feedback, but I’m wondering what data they are getting, and if it is possible they are misinterpreting it. And is their in-house feedback a larger data pool than the current number of players in ladder games? I highly doubt it.
With all the Delhi spam in the chat channel during the stream, they didn’t really answer or acknowledge any of it. They just repeated that they don’t want Delhi to have only one option.
They also did not seem to think the game was worse after the patch than before. Nor did they take any real responsibility for it.They mentioned the "hundreds of bugs’ that were addressed, but glossed over all but 2 of the bugs that were introduced. All they did was pat each other on the back and laugh nervously while glancing over at the outpouring of dissatisfaction coming from chat.
Something seriously wrong here for a franchise that had the potential to be an esport and worth way more than the amount of effort they have given it.