If you could add one CIV regardless of where it is from which single one would you add to the game. Pick only one, one that you pick not because of logical or equal distribution of civ per region. One that you want to add to the game.
Comment only one CIV name. I’d be interested to read why you pick it.
e.g.(My pick is given)
For me, it would be the Bengalis. As I’m from Bangladesh and I also want to find out how they would speak the Bangla words in game. Another reason being I think deserves a place in the game because they were not part of India, nor did we have lots of camels 11
For me it would be Odias because am from Odisha. Our legacy echoes from India to Indonesia. 2 millennium years old history, with Kalinga fighting the bloodiest war with Mauryans, to Mahameghavahana revenging the Magadhas, Satrubhanja kicking the Kushans to Shailodbhavas starting Shailendra in Sumatra, to Rudhiganga fending off Delhi to Kalingamagha searaiding far off lands like Ceylon to Gajapatis subjugating Karnataka, Gulbarga and Gauda, Khorda Paikas raising the first war of independence. When our wheels of war start turning nothing stands in the way.
Okay that was a biased answer. On a serious note, I don’t care which civ get’s introduced, all I care is balanced use of architecture sets and more importantly balanced representation accross the world.
I pick Georgians for a great campaign potential of Tamar (She’ll be the same case of Jadwiga where a different hero appears mostly, which is David Soslan) and I would love them to have a different bset from all current civs.
edit: oh I forgot this is about a civ that is related to the person, I feel represented by Saracens and maybe Turks already 11
If I had to choose one civ only out of all the ones I want…
The history, the campaign material, the giant freaking hole in the civ representative geography, all would be covered by Tibet. I have other civs I would want as well, but Tibet I feel definitely deserves a spot in AOE2.
Papal state. Played a huge role in all of medieval history and alliances (team civ).
Different approach to gamestyle, Monk, team, unique actions.
Unique unit: Bishop or Inquisitor in monastery (‘splash’ conversion), can be trained in team mates monasteries.
Monasteries can be built in Feudal and give pop space.
Instead of scout, missionary.
Swiss guard in castle.
In a way they are a very silly meme unit but that’s what makes it stand out.
Think about it, the wololo meme kept aoe2 alive in the minds of the public for over 20 years. No marketing team from even Microsoft could accomplish what the wololo meme accomplished.
What are some of the most memorable units in RTS games of all times? I bet you aoe2 monks will make the top 5 easy.
And yet here we are, neglecting the ambassadors of the genre, the diamonds in the rough lol.
Instead pushing the serious try hard archer meta which is getting stale and won’t bring any new players into the game, just steadily going towards entropy.