100% agree, we wouldn’t have this mess if they had just made a finished game upon launch.
The slew of bugs and exploits are endless and the more we play the more we find.
Also I know for a fact this game has no anti hack or anti cheat, and that there have been hacks created.
At the very least I have seen a cheat engine injector that increases the zoom to (imo) what the zoom should’ve been in the first place.
Edit: while inherently a thing that increases zoom isn’t bad, my point is that it seems very easy to insert outside hacks into the game, multiplayer at that.
The last patch they did included fixes for Delhi that included:
Moving sanctity from age 1 to 2, greatly decreasing the bonus Delhi got from capturing sacred sites early
Buffing spearmen but failing to buff elephant accordingly, so now elephants get wrecked and are useless
From what I can tell, no one (or very few) were even concerned about Delhi being op or unbalanced in the first place.
Note that the ranked preview will launch this Thursday (the 20th), it could be wishful thinking but it doesn’t seem like an unreasonable assumption that the patch should be live before that. So I’m low-key expecting the patch to drop tomorrow (in the evening for us Europeans), or at the very least the day after that (simultaneously with ranked preview). It would be really nice if we could get some patch notes today even, but I am less sure about that.
What it would contain is something I’m less sure about. It seems like they’ll finally be fixing the worst Delhi bugs, and there will be a firelancer nerf. I would be surprised if they don’t touch siege as well, or at least the clocktower bombards which are way overpowered as well. I’m also expecting a fix to the HRE/Dheli bracing bug.
On my wish-list I’ve got a fix that stops animation canceling, a fix for the ridiculous demo blast radius late-game, and some overall balance chances that will get rid of the worst cheese mechanics (Mongol tower rush). But it’s kinda hard to predict for me at this point, I wouldn’t get me hopes up too much but I do expect something substantial.
My only hope is that it fixes more than it breaks
Yo nice post.
Meanwhile… I am a Delhi fan, and I’m “bracing” for disappointing news.
Call me pessimistic, but I think we’ll all look at the patch and be like…
“WhAaaaaAt? That’s ITTTT?”
No. We made back in the day 20+ topics , I made this https://forums.ageofempires.com/t/french-are-op-but-you-nerf-delhi/
I made this , I was one of the first of complaining about Delhi but there were other threads as well and not to mention all the threads in the bug sections , it was horrible.
Hahahaa , I wouldn’t get exited , but finally some fixes for the game , so I’m happy
They said that they would do a live stream commenting the stuff that are going get in the patch before they would release the patch , I do expect the live stream this Friday or Thursday and the patch next week .
Also , it’s the closed beta ranked , it’s covered by NDA? If so they won’t have problem in releasing the ranked preview first . I been on the closed beta of this game and you are not allowed to say nothing for the public .
I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but , I think I remember on the closed beta that towers could be upgraded . I think you started with arrows and then you could improve them to shoot with emplacements. It was way more complex and it costed more , keep in mind that there were more resources on the map .
(I think , I don’t remember , in any case I think I’m allowed , if not mods just delete my comment)
Yeah, I was on the closed beta as well. No idea if there’s an NDA for the ranked preview but my guess would be that there won’t be one.
I know there will be a live stream, but I am sure about the timing and if it will be before or after the patch releases. Here’s what they said:
"You can tune in for a stream next week where the development team will talk in more depth on the purpose behind each change! Make sure to keep an eye on our official Age social channels for timing. "
Which doesn’t really exclude the possibility that the stream would be after the patch drops, nor does it tell me when the stream would be this week. My guess that they would drop the patch before the ranked preview is that it makes sense to not have a balance change in the middle of the preview, as that would mess a bit with competetive play. Delaying the patch until after the ranked preview would mean the patch would drop on the 31st (assuming it won’t drop in the weekend) which would be very late. Ergo, it makes most sense to have it shortly before the ranked preview. But again it’s just a guess, for all I know they do plan to have the patch in the middle of the ranked preview.
I heard (I don’t know because I have yet to play the campaign) that you can still upgrade the wall towers to cannons in the campaign
Delhi is soooo badly designed that I had a hard time against A.I EASY hahahaha I played to try it for the first time and it was soooo difficult to handle and very confusing mechanics, then I found elephants and boom victory. the rest is trashy. I dont understand how real players use it in real matches, such complicated mechanics
nice troll bro.
dehli don’t need a buff htye just need a bug fix for check what they can really do.
It takes more practice to figure out how to play them well than some others. They are a strong Civ in the mid to late game if you can get a small advantage; the major issue with them are the bugs, especially spearmen not bracing.
delhi being trash and the worst civ in the game means that it doesnt need a BUFF? what are you saying , you dont have any idea , we were debating this shit for over 3 months and all of us concluded that delhi needed a buff , it need a bug fix for sure but it also needs a buff to be at least : a playable civ in mp
Nice troll bro
delhi is a good civ , but it needs some buffs and some bug fixes , thats all
To be fair delhi is very playable even in its horrid state. Hence why it has appeared in EVERY tournament so far AND has victories to tout. NOW having said that…PLEASE GIVE DELHI SOME BUFFS. I’d be happy though if January only fixed all the bugs to see how the civ really stacks up vs others properly.
Abbasid needs some love, having only 2 landmarks the entire game is a SERIOUS handicap
they are one of the most fun for me