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by WickedCossack
22 Feb 2023, 17:43
Forum: General
Topic: March PUP Notes
Replies: 46
Views: 6834
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Re: March PUP Notes

1. Install game again after 2 year break
2. Immediate sepoy nerf
3. :cry: :cry: :cry:
by WickedCossack
11 May 2022, 19:38
Forum: General
Topic: [Multiverse of AOE3]If you were a dev what would you have changed to make D.E. more popular??
Replies: 18
Views: 1848
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Re: [Multiverse of AOE3]If you were a dev what would you have changed to make D.E. more popular??

Any developer support from 2009 to 2019 would have been great. If I recall the only thing that happened in these 10 years was taking down the servers for an hour every Tuesday. The fact that it survived aswell as it did with no dev support is remarkable and a testament to what a great game aoe3 is/w...
by WickedCossack
23 Jan 2022, 20:01
Forum: General
Topic: NAC4 - $100,000 Prize Pool
Replies: 43
Views: 3654
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Re: NAC4 - $100,000 Prize Pool

How can they launch a game with the hotkey support equal to a 1998 game? This still blows my mind how they released a big RTS without custom hotkeys, I was waiting till they fixed this before playing but I now seem to have lost any interest I once did have. I spent £50 and played 7 campaign mission...
by WickedCossack
08 Nov 2021, 13:22
Forum: General
Topic: Official AoE4 First Impressions Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 21926
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Re: Official AoE4 First Impressions Thread

Caved in and purchased it before the hotkey fix, though only for the singleplayer action. Anyone else done the campaign and what do you think of it or only ultra competitive multiplayer action on ESOC? I'm up to mission 6/7 on Normandy and the unlockable videos are very well done, excellent addition...
by WickedCossack
05 Nov 2021, 16:27
Forum: General
Topic: Aussie Drongo -Good or bad for the game/community
Replies: 151
Views: 12837
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Re: Aussie Drongo -Good or bad for the game/community

Even if this was true, it's weird to me that people are so offended by streamers possibly making decisions that improve their revenue. Exactly, it's basically how any other career works ... Anyways it's irrelevant in this case as anyone who's been around aoe3 will know that not that only is it not ...
by WickedCossack
05 Nov 2021, 12:16
Forum: General
Topic: Watching GUA go beast mode in the AOE 4 ladder makes me think how easily Kaiser + Hazza would be no.1 there
Replies: 131
Views: 9855
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Re: Watching GUA go beast mode in the AOE 4 ladder makes me think how easily Kaiser + Hazza would be no.1 there

that's funny [mention]u7[/mention] , when I watched his stream I thought 'ah this is pretty doable' and saw the things where he was lacking. perhaps I just have that competitive hunger rn Yes well I've been playing RTS on and off since 2005, I have the unfortunate experience of knowing where my lim...
by WickedCossack
05 Nov 2021, 11:56
Forum: General
Topic: Watching GUA go beast mode in the AOE 4 ladder makes me think how easily Kaiser + Hazza would be no.1 there
Replies: 131
Views: 9855
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Re: Watching GUA go beast mode in the AOE 4 ladder makes me think how easily Kaiser + Hazza would be no.1 there

this message is a bit of a reponse to the title: I was watching hera play and he had this fight with bow+pike vs cav+ bow and afterwards he was like holy shit that was so intense micro and how he did well etc. but i feel like they don't do anything special, they basically micro how i micro (bows sh...
by WickedCossack
01 Nov 2021, 22:12
Forum: General
Topic: Watching GUA go beast mode in the AOE 4 ladder makes me think how easily Kaiser + Hazza would be no.1 there
Replies: 131
Views: 9855
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Re: Watching GUA go beast mode in the AOE 4 ladder makes me think how easily Kaiser + Hazza would be no.1 there

A lot of aoe3 representation in the top 100, makes me want to play! :P I spy so far: Mitoe GUA Knusch Soldier Lemmings Don Jui mrCheese (?) Khorix H2o Jeri I guess the aoe2 pros taking a more longer term approach and working on understanding the game rather than win rate or are they just bad? Then a...
by WickedCossack
31 Oct 2021, 19:15
Forum: General
Topic: Official AoE4 First Impressions Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 21926
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Re: Official AoE4 First Impressions Thread

What key mapping is currently customisable? I'm aware it's not great, but I heard you can do some of it? House, attack move? I'm debating getting it but want to wait till like 95% of the important keys are remappable. Hopefully anything missing is a priority for the first big patch.
by WickedCossack
25 Oct 2021, 18:35
Forum: General
Topic: Official AoE4 First Impressions Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 21926
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Re: Official AoE4 First Impressions Thread

No custom horkeys is dumb indeed. Everything else is fine. Hidden score is weird tho for an aoe game. I guess there is still the kill landmarks winning condition so it makes sense. I don't get this - as a non coder I have the impression that programming re mappable keys should be elementary. Anyone...
by WickedCossack
22 May 2021, 09:55
Forum: General
Topic: Why semi-FF? Truth is that the Commerce Age is boring
Replies: 59
Views: 4990
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Re: Why semi-FF? Truth is that the Commerce Age is boring

I personally also think it makes it way easier for newcomers to play the game because you don't have to be worried about a minute 1 zergling or zealot or some other meme shit. Maybe that is just me but i distinctly remember really liking that period of peace when i started playing. It's one of a nu...
by WickedCossack
14 May 2021, 21:44
Forum: General
Topic: Why semi-FF? Truth is that the Commerce Age is boring
Replies: 59
Views: 4990
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Re: Why semi-FF? Truth is that the Commerce Age is boring

How do we know that you [mention]u2[/mention] are not a bot account created by the semi-FF lobby? I've had my doubts for a while now. I thought ESOC was a safe space but I think some of the twitch bots might be now posting here too. :hmm: More concerning is that the semi-FF lobby may have hacked the...
by WickedCossack
13 May 2021, 20:26
Forum: General
Topic: Blind Civ Showmatch Episode 4 - TheViper vs DauT
Replies: 74
Views: 4973
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Re: Blind Civ Showmatch Episode 4 - TheViper vs DauT

Any chance you might be able to get them (or winner) on for a brief 10-15 minute postseries chat with Drongo? Though I guess as they are recorded games they might not be around or mid aoe2 stream. :P
by WickedCossack
11 May 2021, 21:14
Forum: General
Topic: Blind Civ Showmatch Episode 4 - TheViper vs DauT
Replies: 74
Views: 4973
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Re: Blind Civ Showmatch Episode 4 - TheViper vs DauT

Hah that's brilliant. Great work on organising this @EGCTV !
by WickedCossack
04 May 2021, 19:01
Forum: General
Topic: Worst map ever?
Replies: 48
Views: 2136
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Re: Worst map ever?

I'd take Hispaniola over a lot of other RE maps purely because you never get resource screwed. 90% of RE QS games there is a game deciding hunt/mine screw. Pretty civ dependent ofc though.

Worst map for me is great plains. This map can gtfo with it's hunts.
by WickedCossack
21 Apr 2021, 21:30
Forum: Information and Discussion
Topic: AoE3 Global Championship 2021 - Tournament Rules & Information
Replies: 107
Views: 11090
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Re: AoE3 Global Championship 2021 - Tournament Rules & Information

Just to add to this, my perspective is actually mostly as a viewer. If these kinds of restrictions are arguably going to make for lower quality games, then I struggle to see how it could be good for the audience. People complain about mirrors, about popular civs, etc. but ultimately what everyone w...
by WickedCossack
10 Apr 2021, 22:04
Forum: General
Topic: Civilization Overview: The United States
Replies: 98
Views: 4106
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Re: Civilization Overview: The United States

Yea I agree with Bram, for what it's worth after playing a few games with them my initial impression is that they are on the weaker side. I think they will struggle a lot at the 5 min - 9 min mark of the game but for sure if you come out of that well their scaling looks very decent in terms of both ...
by WickedCossack
01 Apr 2021, 18:17
Forum: General
Topic: An exclusive look at upcoming DLC for AoE3:DE
Replies: 20
Views: 4031
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Re: An exclusive look at upcoming DLC for AoE3:DE

The irony is this is an actual mod in development for a long long time now that I've been waiting for ... :sad: Not sure it will be ever be finished.
by WickedCossack
27 Mar 2021, 23:40
Forum: News
Topic: The RøyaL 3v3 Tournament Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1758
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Re: The RøyaL 3v3 Tournament Finals

Good stuff! :biggrin: Thx to the Royal team for putting on the event. It's great to have a setup like this that balances the line between casual/competitive quite well, the number of sign ups showed a lot of people like the format and provides the opportunity to those who wouldn't necessarily get to...
by WickedCossack
18 Mar 2021, 18:18
Forum: General
Topic: Dutch Openings and Post-Patch MU Discussion Vid
Replies: 27
Views: 2243
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Re: Dutch Openings and Post-Patch MU Discussion Vid

[mention]u2[/mention] did the maths on it a while back showing market start is more villager seconds (this is 1.5 years ago so before DE and this patch), I copy in below. You need the right age 1 though to ensure the no idle at any point (before and after aging) but assuming you get it then it's jus...
by WickedCossack
16 Mar 2021, 21:20
Forum: General
Topic: Random Game Crashes Are Back
Replies: 2
Views: 538
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Re: Random Game Crashes Are Back

Yea they're back. Happened to me mid 3v3.

In fact that's the first crash I've ever had on DE. RIP
by WickedCossack
09 Mar 2021, 17:55
Forum: General
Topic: $1K Table Topper - February 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 8955
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Re: $1K Table Topper - February 2021

[mention]u7[/mention] the 5-1 Esoc finals you are talking off (I presume h2o, Raphael, blackstar op) although 5-1 or similar in score were still pretty close, intense and exciting to watch. Well a finals is a finals ... by which I mean you already get excitement purely from the prestige it adds. Su...
by WickedCossack
09 Mar 2021, 17:48
Forum: General
Topic: $1K Table Topper - February 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 8955
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Re: $1K Table Topper - February 2021

[mention]u12386[/mention] - Respectfully disagree. I think one of the reasons the matches were so good is that a meaningful prize creates better action. That's not to say $300 isn't good money, just that I don't think it will bring the same attention and excitement. I will look to supplement this w...
by WickedCossack
29 Jan 2021, 14:34
Forum: News
Topic: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Reveal
Replies: 120
Views: 8811
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Re: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Reveal

I really do miss power rating. If the system had it's flaws fixed (high starting variance), which is easy to do, it's so superior and a darn sight cooler than elo.
by WickedCossack
29 Jan 2021, 09:39
Forum: News
Topic: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Reveal
Replies: 120
Views: 8811
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Re: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Reveal

Damn, gotta feel sorry for Sam, Mitoe & Kaiser being placed in the same group as the GOAT, unlucky! All in on turk facerolling this.

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