At the beginning of the 2000s I was playing AOE2 with my friends and it was a blast. But right now we are seeing more and more a trend of shorter per battle strategy games. If you consider Starcraft it takes 20minutes in average while the League of Legends game although not an RTS takes about 30-35 minutes.
What do you think the target is and should be for the AOE4. Will we have a very short dark age. A long mid-length feudal a mid castle and open-ended İmperial age.
My suggestion would have been
Dark Age (5-8 minutes)
Feudal Age +10 minutes
Castle Age +15 minutes
Imperial age +10 minutes and more
So I think most of the conflict should be in the Castle age and upgrading to imperial should be a commitment. Do you know any explanations from the developers? What do you guys think a modern AOE game duration should be for a 1v1 or 2v2 game?