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01 Apr 2017, 15:12

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Hello everyone, another juicy new version of the ESOC-Patch has just been released!
This version aims to fix all of the problems we have found after publicly releasing EP3 into the wild. We do not expect to release any more balance changes during the course of the ESOC Spring tournament, further changes will be considered afterwards.

Game changes
- Updated in-game descriptions to match design changes made in EP. Descriptions of the following units/cards/effects were updated: Teepee, Friendly Territory, Aggressive Policy, Thoroughbreds, Bakufu, Team Cheap Fishing Boats, Team Urumi, Way of the Bow, Silk Road.
- Fixed a bug that prevented Lakota Axe Riders from becoming trainable in the Native Embassy.

Map changes
- Removed Homecity Water Spawn Flag from ESOC Malaysia for player 1 (neither player has the flag now).
Make sure you download the updated UI map pack as well!
- Resource distribution on all KnB maps has been rebalanced to improve viability of these maps in competitive play.

Application fixes
- Fixed lag issues in fullscreen mode on high-DPI devices.
- Fixed problems with resolution settings on high-DPI devices.
- Fixed an issue which would cause various EP Launcher Options to be nonfunctional on some systems.
- Fixed an issue which would cause a potential hacker's identification data to not be reported upon a hacking incident on some systems.

April 1st Balance changes
After testing the initial EP3 balance changes on a greater scale with the general public, we've quickly realized we need to tweak a couple things to ensure proper balance in the upcoming tournament.

General
Some players were very unhappy with the CIR revert, so we've given the card a new, flavorful purpose.
- Counter-Infantry Rifling renamed to Counter-Cavalry Rifling, effect changed to x4 multiplier against AbstractCavalry (all cavalry)
Pillars were just a noissance for any high-level player aiming to wall his base properly.
- Wall pillars have been removed from the game so that players no longer have to delete them manually

Iroquois
Toning back down the starting crates a bit, as we were getting too close to RE Iro.
- removed 100f starting crate
- added 50f starting crate

Germans
The Uhlan hitpoints proved to be problematic again, this time when fighting against Rodeleros in age2. We hope with this change the hitpoints will be finally balanced against all other units in the game.
- Uhlans get -4 hitpoints

Ottomans
Otto still saw little to no use despite previous church buffs. According to a recent poll/thread on the forums, it turned out Janissaries are not even better than Sepoys, therefore we've beefed those guys up a bit in order to stay relevant.
- Janissary base hitpoints increased to 310 (up from 235)

Dutch
After discussing the bank change with our local expert on Dutch (who wants to remain anonymous), we've agreed to tweak the bank cost in favor of smooth build orders.
- Bank cost changed to 50w700f

Russians
The Russian rush was hurting semi-FF builds simply a bit too much. Get on with the meta, or get nerfed!
- 13 Strelets card changed to 8 Strelets
- 5 Cossacks card changed to 3 Cossacks

Aztec
- Warchief base hitpoints doubled to compensate for the loss of cover mode

Japanese
The changes made for team balance reasons have negatively affected the Japanese to a too big of a degree. We have added a little bit of base range to the Yumi Archers in order to compensate for the previous nerf in 1v1.
- Yumi Archer +3 range
- fixed a bug that caused Japanese villagers to be unable to eat livestock animals

Portuguese
Continuing the tradition of decreasing Genitours range bonus by one.
- Genitours card now increases Dragoon range by +3 (down from +4)

Sioux
The new gather rate aura turned out to be very underwhelming for the Sioux, since resources deplenish too fast and the Teepees need to be constantly rebuilt. We are tripling the economic bonus to accomodate for this fact.
- Teepee gather aura increased to 12% per Teepee
- Aggressive Policy card now increases Teepee gather rate aura boost to 20% each

India
Surgeon laming has seen a mass resurgence in the past couple weeks. We feel that elifents are too strong when they can be just healed over and over for free, therefore we are toning down both the number of Surgeons received from Consulate as well as the Howdah's overpowered kiting ability.
- 2 Surgeons British Consulate Shipment changed to 1 Surgeon
- Howdah speed halved to 2.75 (down from 5.50)
- fixed a bug that caused Urumis to be untrainable from Barracks

French
- NO CHANGES

Getting the update
1. If you have a previous version installed, simply run the launcher and auto-update should have you covered.
2. If you're installing for the first time, download the exe installer.
3. If you cannot do either of the above for some reason, download the zip package and unpack it manually into your AoE3 installation folder:
Update_3.1.0.0_manual.zip
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02 Apr 2017, 23:49

Is this real life, or CocaCola sea? 8 strelets? 3 cossacks? Is it not too late for April Fools, Eaglemut?
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02 Apr 2017, 23:50

april fools was yesterday
I kissed a girl and I liked it
Popped her cherry with my chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my wife don't mind it
It felt so wrong, it felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it
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02 Apr 2017, 23:52

Eaglemut changed the date of the post. Nice try :P
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02 Apr 2017, 23:54

dunno how I missed this, loved it mut

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02 Apr 2017, 23:57

Can we make the Russian changes real life?
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02 Apr 2017, 23:58

mitoe stop balance whine

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02 Apr 2017, 23:59

It's not April 1st.
Just one more game of AoE then I'll go to bed.
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03 Apr 2017, 00:00

But it's still April!
Just one more game of AoE then I'll go to bed.
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03 Apr 2017, 00:01

French
- Added female CDB due to complaints about gender inequality

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"but wer eyiu playig a gainst someone as magnificent as jerom? thats wha ti thogutb jerom is a beaaitful human being"- Mr_Bramboy
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03 Apr 2017, 00:02

- female CDB cost reduced by 10%, and the gather rate also reduced by 10%
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03 Apr 2017, 00:03

seems like good changes, cant wait for the tourny to be played on this patch.
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03 Apr 2017, 00:06

Please direct all balance complaints to the newly appointed EP Balance Team Leader @zoom, I have no actual say in the balance, I just implement it.
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03 Apr 2017, 00:22

EAGLEMUT wrote:- fixed a bug that caused Urumis to be untrainable from Barracks

@howlingwolfpaw
Your dream has come true :grin:
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03 Apr 2017, 02:40

It's still April 1 for me
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03 Apr 2017, 03:54

What was in the actual patch? Just got the update. Or was their nothing in the update at all?
Just one more game of AoE then I'll go to bed.
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03 Apr 2017, 03:55

Russia: are you kidding me?
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03 Apr 2017, 07:11

Dont worry guys its probably a 1 april joke, else nobody can be this much retard to nerf russian 5 coss to 3 Lmao
Musketjr wrote:is it (ozarks) a garja map aswell?

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03 Apr 2017, 07:35

:D
japanese can eat livestock now and lakota being bugs thats really funny :)
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03 Apr 2017, 07:53

Isnt it a bit late? :)
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03 Apr 2017, 08:14

Jerom wrote:French
- Added female CDB due to complaints about gender inequality
Dumb bitch.
EAGLEMUT wrote:Please direct all balance complaints to the newly appointed EP Balance Team Leader @zoom, I have no actual say in the balance, I just implement it.
Same.

Please remove this entire thread. It is off topic and must be deleted.
sudmakmak wrote:This patch Keshik don't have buff anti cavalry = noob patch2.0
and don't have nerf hard japan = noob patch2.0
because all more noob player at this patch = noob logic.
or they maybe have boyfriend.(japanese boyfriend fuck your ass them)
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03 Apr 2017, 08:25

Very funny
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03 Apr 2017, 08:26

Wow, this is hilarious. Holy shit.
I wonder if you look both ways when you cross my mind
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03 Apr 2017, 09:47

lol I'm just confused
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03 Apr 2017, 10:12

well judging by previous changes i dont doubt these changes will go ahead
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