It’s not. It’s currently at 8% of the votes, which I find surprisingly low but I guess not many people are interested in this region…
And in case you’d think I edited the poll to add it, I didn’t, all previous votes would have disappeared.
I disagree, some civs cover too many, often unrelated, groups of people
Only true in the case of Slaws. But you can just rename them (what isn’t necessary imo), you don’t have to change them regarding gameplay.
And what would happen to the current Vikings civ?
Nothing. The time of Vikings was between 800 and 1100. Sweden was a great power between 1611 and 1721. The Vikings also contained more than just Swedes like Norwegians and Danes, and not all Swedish were Vikings.
It is necessary imo, with the amount of Slavic civs in the game by now
As I said before, it’d be as if one of the DOI civs was still called Indians
It wouldn’t be so bad imo. Once you start to change names, you get into the habit of changing it, and it may never end. But it is important that people can still recognize the civs they know. So what the name of a civ is and should be is more a question of the history of Age of Empires than real history.
One thing I as a german find a bit wrong, is that Franks are called Franks even tough they are supposed to be French. For my understanding Franks are a subgroup of the german and dutch people, from northern Bavaria to Holland. But the French see themselves as Franks successors, and even Charles the Great as a french emperor. However we should not start to rename civs. Franks in AoE2 are known as Franks, and it is important that people don’t get confused.
Franks in the game represent both Franks and French, though imo they are actually better at representing Franks because of the throwing axeman and op paladins. To be exact, I think they are best at representing the early Carolingian Empire.
I can’t do that without losing all votes. I also know how they are represented in campaigns, but I took some liberties to have three new civs for each (though one if the Bengalis options, the Odias or Kalingans, was censored for some reason…) The Sinhalese are often seen as part of the Bengali umbrella because they speak an Eastern Indo Aryan language rather than a Dravidian one.
One dravidian AI ruler name is a sinhaleese king,ironically he is the one who drove off the cholas.
Vijayabahu (born Prince Keerthi ) (ruled 1055–1110): also known as Vijayabahu the Great , was a medieval king of Sri Lanka. Born to a royal bloodline, Vijayabahu grew up under Chola occupation. He assumed rulership of the Ruhuna principality in the southern parts of the country in 1055. Following a seventeen-year-long campaign, he successfully drove the Cholas out of the island in 1070, reuniting the country for the first time in over a century. During his reign, he re-established Buddhism in Sri Lanka and repaired much of the damage caused to infrastructure during the wars