Well, not considering bugs for the moment of course, since we expect to be fixed soon…
I don’t like much the rus, maybe because I’m personally against hunt for sport, so going around on the map killing animals for fun doesn’t suit me. It also seems too much rewarding for how much easy it is.
I’m somewhat undecided between the HRE and the Abbasides.
The English and French feel a bit too simple.
The Rus bounty mechanic is kinda annoying tbh.
Chinese and Delhi are interesting but I feel like their mechanics don’t really work the way they are supposed to.
Mongols are just not my kind of playstyle.
The HRE has nice Infantry and their prelate is interesting. The fact that they can basically be used as economic and military unit is nice.
The Abbasides have some interesting upgrades in their House of Wisdom and their Camels can be interesting units.
Also not a coincidence that both can build the Culverin.
I’m really intrigued in the house of wisdom, but they are a bit difficult to master I fear.
That’s what I like too.
True, but it seems that the French are quite different from what they appear at the beginning.
They have bonuses for archers and commerce, and I don’t know in the other translations, but in the Italian one they seem to have included a lot of historical Italian aspects (like the pavise or the galeass) which intrigues me, so I heavily reconsider them.
French, because I like cavalry and because I personally cannot identify with the other civilizations. I am eagerly waiting for the Byzantines to come out, I will main them no matter what when that happens.
The French have a Mediterranean coast in the south.
And Pavise were used by most armies in the Middle Ages. If we ever see Italians I do expect them to return, maybe in a different was. I could see them have Crossbows that always carry one but one that isn’t as powerful.
I am only playing English for now but I will eventually try out every civ. I like how the civs are more distinct than in AOE2 but not as different as in SC2, so you can probably switch between civs without too much trouble.
I initially wanted to main the Mongols but the Rus’ ability to gain gold through hunting was the first thing that gravitated me towards this civ as I don’t have to mine for gold for my first age up. I also get gold passively through hunting cabins and also allows me to scout more.
On feudal, my landmark of choice is The Golden Gate wherein I can buy/sell to get the resources for a 2nd TC as I build some early knights to harass. I’ll keep on poking, checking for weak spots that I can exploit while I build up the game ending Strelsy. Plus, Rus’ upgrades for the Springalds makes it the most long ranged one in the game. I have the option to be aggressive or passive and I’m not forced to adopt one playstyle (compared to the Mongols).
To be honest, I never thought I would like this civ. I thought they’ll only be Mongols-lite which showed my ignorance. I’m glad that I’m proven wrong and found my main civ (for now until Japanese).
I start by saying wish there were japanese like another player said also!! Samurai archers and gunpowder… basically a oriental english civ!
But i have gone through the civs alot so far trying to decide which one- but not on bias i have a particular tactic i like to run with and i havent found which civ really does what i want yet… though delhi and chinese say they do, they are kinda really not”. i wish there was a list of the civs eco tree on the website like the one ig. Because i usually spend 30-40 min just reading through which one i want still.
Yeah I’m just using them while I learn the hotkeys and how not to be garbage at multitasking
Just finishing up their campaign as well
I currently plan to move on to the Chinese. I played them a bit in the stress test, and I like most of their units, but I really need to learn how to play them properly, something I don’t want to do while I’m still struggling with hotkeys and multitasking.
If I wanted to play the civs that I think are the strongest right now and win games, then I would play French, Rus, and Abassid as a priority.