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by duckzilla
19 Jan 2019, 16:01
Forum: General
Topic: Age of Empires 4 Music composer revealed!
Replies: 7
Views: 424
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Re: Age of Empires 4 Music composer revealed!

Yeah, but you know that they were quite silent on giving news about any actual progress... This is the first news where someone claims to work on actual content and not just "we plan to work on aoe4 somewhere in the future". Just being announced, it does not mean that anyone is actually wo...
by duckzilla
19 Jan 2019, 12:46
Forum: General
Topic: Age of Empires 4 Music composer revealed!
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Flag: Germany

Re: Age of Empires 4 Music composer revealed!

Don't know why the nationality plays such a huge role for you guys, but it is definitely a welcome sign for their commitment to the aoeIV project. The wording on the facebook profile is interesting as it stats that "I've been writing music for this awesome legendary title Age of Empires 4"...
by duckzilla
17 Jan 2019, 13:28
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: England maybe leave EU june 23.
Replies: 1108
Views: 13440
Flag: Germany

Re: England maybe leave EU june 23.

I actually feel quite some respect for Theresa May. She finds herself in an indefensible position with no silver lining in sight for years, yet she finds a resilience to remain at her post, fighting a battle which can only yield a variation of defeat - one being worse than the other. She is, nominal...
by duckzilla
16 Jan 2019, 17:22
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: England maybe leave EU june 23.
Replies: 1108
Views: 13440
Flag: Germany

Re: England maybe leave EU june 23.

Germany is full of cash and could provide it easily, but since Germans are quite sensitive towards money issues the government would try to make it look as if no money is flowing. I think the "deal" part of it was rather that UK does not need to pay the full 45bn € but gets a slight discou...
by duckzilla
16 Jan 2019, 15:38
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: England maybe leave EU june 23.
Replies: 1108
Views: 13440
Flag: Germany

Re: England maybe leave EU june 23.

I could be wrong here, but I think this is not true. The "billions of Euros" are not really a new part of the negotiated deal. According to international law, the UK has to pay them anyway in order to fulfill contracts it has signed years ago. You could think of examples like fonds for in...
by duckzilla
16 Jan 2019, 15:28
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: England maybe leave EU june 23.
Replies: 1108
Views: 13440
Flag: Germany

Re: England maybe leave EU june 23.

Thanks u2012 for the very detailed analysis! I can also understand some of the policies Corbyn wants to introduce, although he tends to be a bit too extreme for me. There are some economic sectors, especially in the UK, which are in need for tighter regulation or even state control. E.g. the financi...
by duckzilla
16 Jan 2019, 14:19
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: England maybe leave EU june 23.
Replies: 1108
Views: 13440
Flag: Germany

Re: England maybe leave EU june 23.

u4550 I read your posts above with great interest, and you make a very good summary of what is happening right now. After this, you finish your post by saying; I think the UK is in an existential crisis and there are no politicians around which have a promising potential to find a solution. Jeremy ...
by duckzilla
16 Jan 2019, 09:38
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: England maybe leave EU june 23.
Replies: 1108
Views: 13440
Flag: Germany

Re: England maybe leave EU june 23.

I think a hard Brexit does not necesserly mean that the econemy goes down. The UK is a member of the WTO (World Trading Organisation) and thus the UK will have at least the same trading standards with the EU as with the US ect. Ican even imagine seperate traing agreements with the EU in a few years...
by duckzilla
16 Jan 2019, 08:06
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: England maybe leave EU june 23.
Replies: 1108
Views: 13440
Flag: Germany

Re: England maybe leave EU june 23.

So this thread is relevant again I guess. Can someone explain to me what exactly happened today and what it means for England going forward as I'm too lazy to do research myself Yesterday, the following happened: ⋅  British parliament voted on the negotiated brexit agreement between the b...
by duckzilla
15 Jan 2019, 13:56
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: Buff spies?
Replies: 46
Views: 825
Flag: Germany

Re: Buff spies?

I see it the other way around. They are already better at scouting than the french scout. Also you can build multiple ones to scout more/faster. On the other hand, spies are not upgradeable and their dmg output against explorers is static while explorers themselves auto-upgrade and get more hp/dmg. ...
by duckzilla
15 Jan 2019, 08:36
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: Buff spies?
Replies: 46
Views: 825
Flag: Germany

Re: Buff spies?

If you make them available in age I, it boils down to a boost to Ottomans. It is already useful to put down a mosque due to xp gain. Now you could also use the mosque to use 100 starting gold + small treasure to build a spy and hunt down enemy explorers. That sounds quite op to me, but I could be wr...
by duckzilla
13 Jan 2019, 20:03
Forum: General
Topic: Should lancers get a buff vs vills?
Replies: 10
Views: 284
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Re: Should lancers get a buff vs vills?

Well... I could imagine that Spain is not necessarily worse than other civs. It is just quite different to play, although it looks like a standard euro-civ. ⋅  Spain does not have upgrade cards for the most commonly used units in the game: skirm/goon(/musket) ⋅  Spanish eco does ...
by duckzilla
12 Jan 2019, 17:42
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.
Replies: 55
Views: 1567
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Re: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.

That's where Germans come into play with 30% faster infantry.... Ronin become basically uncounterable in age III.
by duckzilla
11 Jan 2019, 21:25
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.
Replies: 55
Views: 1567
Flag: Germany

Re: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.

We could also compare Yojimbo to Ronin. Both are anticav, both are only available if you send a card. Both cost 400c and 4pop. Both have 540hp. The only differences are speed and dmg. While Yojimbo is faster, Ronin does 58 melee splash dmg (*3 vs cav) as well as 120 siege while Yojimbo does 35 melee...
by duckzilla
11 Jan 2019, 13:43
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.
Replies: 55
Views: 1567
Flag: Germany

Re: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.

Well, you can disagree of course. This is all just my personal opinion how I would play the civ. The Yabusame might be a crappy unit, but 1) you can build it without sending a card, 2) you can afford 2 Yabusame for the price of 1 Yojimbo (both pop/res-wise) and 3) Yabusame are upgradeable to guard/i...
by duckzilla
11 Jan 2019, 12:41
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.
Replies: 55
Views: 1567
Flag: Germany

Re: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.

I just feel that comparing Musketeers to Dragoons or Ashigaru to Yojimbos is kind of like comparing apples to bananas. There are certain tactics that one can do that just wouldnt be viable as the other. Well, what else would you compare to Yojimbos? In the end, you can only make a unit comparison b...
by duckzilla
11 Jan 2019, 12:13
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.
Replies: 55
Views: 1567
Flag: Germany

Re: Top 5 best heavy cavalry civilizations.

I just feel that comparing Musketeers to Dragoons or Ashigaru to Yojimbos is kind of like comparing apples to bananas. There are certain tactics that one can do that just wouldnt be viable as the other. Well, what else would you compare to Yojimbos? In the end, you can only make a unit comparison b...
by duckzilla
11 Jan 2019, 06:56
Forum: ESOC Civilizations Discussion
Topic: Spanish Discussion Thread
Replies: 365
Views: 11295
Flag: Germany

Re: Spanish Discussion Thread

Pike into rods is such an irrelevant card that people do not even remember its existence. It gives you none of the following potential benefits: 1) change into a different unit type, 2) upgrading to a better version of the same unit type, 3) change into a unit which was not available to mass beforeh...
by duckzilla
09 Jan 2019, 07:11
Forum: ESOC Civilizations Discussion
Topic: Spanish Discussion Thread
Replies: 365
Views: 11295
Flag: Germany

Re: Spanish Discussion Thread

What do you think about the HC shipment which turns all your axes into rifle riders? I somehow think that this card may be worth it against spanish FF's. You can harass with axes in age II, massing something like 15 axes and then follow up to age III. Sending the card + building 5 new axes which pop...
by duckzilla
06 Jan 2019, 12:14
Forum: ESOC Civilizations Discussion
Topic: Spanish Discussion Thread
Replies: 365
Views: 11295
Flag: Germany

Re: Spanish Discussion Thread

In my opinion, Spain is a little like Russia. Builds are easy to execute but you don't really have much objective potential (bad eco, not too op units). Therefore, winning relies on opponent mistakes like suiciding half of his shit vs falcs/doing bad counter build. I think higher level we go, worse...
by duckzilla
05 Jan 2019, 15:50
Forum: General
Topic: Where to find full history of patch changes.
Replies: 11
Views: 224
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Re: Where to find full history of patch changes.

I recently searched for information on patches as well, but I was not able to find a lot of information. There is some about TAD 1.01 patch and for some single older ones (TWC 1.04 or something), but no complete list.
by duckzilla
03 Jan 2019, 07:57
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ZP: The Zoi Patch
Replies: 286
Views: 5844
Flag: Germany

Re: ZP: The Zoi Patch

Yeah rods used to have 13 atk x3 vs cav instea of 10 x3.5. I personally would like to see rods reverted to nilla as they were much more interesting there. I could be wrong, but I think rods' melee attack was nerfed at least two times. It started with something like 16, was nerfed to 12 and then to ...
by duckzilla
02 Jan 2019, 17:31
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ZP: The Zoi Patch
Replies: 286
Views: 5844
Flag: Germany

Re: ZP: The Zoi Patch

4.5 speed would be nice actually. At least they could run away from skirms then.
Doppels already get that speed anyway (combined with area dmg and a final speed of up to 6.75) and are not overpowered.
by duckzilla
30 Dec 2018, 18:59
Forum: Treaty Discussion
Topic: Grazing
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Flag: Germany

Re: Grazing

So.... to get the max benefit, I could build 100 zambs to get an astonishing total of +5f/sec, which is worse than a standard factory without upgrade. For the investment of 6000f/6000c. Oh, and I cannot move them...
by duckzilla
30 Dec 2018, 15:44
Forum: Strategy
Topic: I can hasz cowz plz?
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Flag: Germany

Re: I can hasz cowz plz?

10% inf treasure for russia. All improvements for their muskets are based on (their) vet. musks (which happens to be the standard age II musk of everyone else),. That means that they get +15hp instead of +12 and makes it a +12.5% hp treasure for russian musks.

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