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by Papist
08 Aug 2019, 20:50
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Making cannons
Replies: 12
Views: 547
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Re: Making cannons

Including cannons in your composition makes you immobile, and mobility (i.e. being able to kite) is very important when you're playing against China in my experience. Standing still and letting them z-move on your army is something you should generally avoid unless you have a huge numerical or compo .....

by Papist
08 Aug 2019, 00:29
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: EP team application
Replies: 109
Views: 3175
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Re: EP team application

Actions have consequences. You can't leak patch notes and insult the guy in charge of the patch and then expect him to welcome you back with open arms. Have you even apologized to Zoi for that stuff @[Armag] diarouga ?
by Papist
07 Aug 2019, 13:50
Forum: General
Topic: Do people in Aoe3 get more salty?
Replies: 90
Views: 2580
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Re: Do people in Aoe3 get more salty?

Also, the post you cited is from three years ago, lol
by Papist
07 Aug 2019, 13:43
Forum: General
Topic: Do people in Aoe3 get more salty?
Replies: 90
Views: 2580
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Re: Do people in Aoe3 get more salty?

You shouldn't take a fringe case like Garja as representative of the entire community.
by Papist
06 Aug 2019, 20:16
Forum: General
Topic: Do people in Aoe3 get more salty?
Replies: 90
Views: 2580
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Re: Do people in Aoe3 get more salty?

bepsi wrote:Interesting observation. I do think that the rift caused by the esoc patch, dividing the community into an self proclaimed class of 'pros' vis-a-vis the vast bulk of unwashed noobs still playing on the RE patch, generates a whole lot of toxicity in and of itself. The inherent country clu .....
by Papist
06 Aug 2019, 20:00
Forum: Treaty Discussion
Topic: What should the goal be in NR20?
Replies: 32
Views: 1259
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Re: What should the goal be in NR20?

There was a big surge in 3v3 NR20 Deccan games a few years ago and I remember them being a ton of fun. It's a horribly imbalanced game mode, with a handful of civs absolutely dominating the others. If you're just starting out, Ports are probably your best bet. They have an easy boom and Jinete/organ .....

by Papist
03 Aug 2019, 02:22
Forum: Strategy
Topic: How to deal with revolt lol?
Replies: 10
Views: 588
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Re: How to deal with revolt lol?

Kill his TPs to slow down the shipment progression (if the initial push fails, he's going to rely on the 16 militia shipment so if you can stall it, he's dead). Once you've identified that it's a revolt, mass muskets and train a couple culverins to deal with the 2 bombard shipment. Hide all of it be .....

by Papist
02 Aug 2019, 15:56
Forum: General
Topic: Wolololo functionality
Replies: 18
Views: 522
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Re: Wolololo functionality

My guess is that because individual units are stronger and more valuable (thinking specifically of mercenaries, but it's true for regular units as well), they felt it would imbalance the game to include conversions.
by Papist
02 Aug 2019, 15:36
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: Which patch to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 317
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Re: Which patch to use?

If you're struggling to find games on the EP, I highly recommend you check out the ESOC Discord. There's a scheduling section in it, and you can probably find a game that way.
by Papist
02 Aug 2019, 04:48
Forum: ESOC Civilizations Discussion
Topic: Ottomans Discussion Thread
Replies: 642
Views: 17994
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Re: Ottoman Discussion Thread

juhjuh wrote:Whay shouldn't Otto have a bad late game? They are really fast in the early game. Also the idea was just to move it to age 4.


Moving it to age 4 is essentially the same and removing it because 99% of games never reach age 4.
by Papist
30 Jul 2019, 17:56
Forum: General
Topic: Mercenary/Outlaw Rating!
Replies: 78
Views: 1629
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Re: Mercenary/Outlaw Rating!

dansil92 wrote:Yeah you could probably train pure iron troops vs aztec lol

I think Lil bombards are popular is just how much hp they have vs a civ with bad anti artillery such as aztec or even japan in some circumstances, and that they are pretty effective vs cav and dragoons if well protected due to .....
by Papist
30 Jul 2019, 17:49
Forum: General
Topic: Mercenary/Outlaw Rating!
Replies: 78
Views: 1629
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Re: Mercenary/Outlaw Rating!

Because of their high pop cost, I don't think any outlaw breaks into the first tier.

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by Papist
29 Jul 2019, 17:47
Forum: General
Topic: Jerom appreciation thread
Replies: 22
Views: 611
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Re: Jerom appreciation thread

SirCallen wrote:
Papist wrote:He disappeared from agecomm and the new forums a couple of times but always came back eventually. I don't think he'll ever quit AoE for good, lol

What if he dies


Who hurt you? .....
by Papist
29 Jul 2019, 17:33
Forum: General
Topic: Jerom appreciation thread
Replies: 22
Views: 611
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Re: Jerom appreciation thread

He disappeared from agecomm and the new forums a couple of times but always came back eventually. I don't think he'll ever quit AoE for good, lol
by Papist
26 Jul 2019, 20:49
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Some general MU questions
Replies: 18
Views: 565
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Re: Some general MU questions

Kazamkikaz wrote:Well at least for us noob is not that ezier cause i alot of the time playing this mu i age with 13 vills and not hunting dogs and still when i hv 5musk and about 5 coming he is in my base with 12 sepoys and monges and i hold it pretty ezly, the problem is when i try age after that i .....
by Papist
26 Jul 2019, 06:07
Forum: General
Topic: Massing priests is OP
Replies: 12
Views: 442
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Re: Massing priests is OP

dansil92 wrote:If i recall correctly, great bombards should be the best counter to massed priests, as they don't have amy negatives vs priests and have insane base damage. Othewise cav of any kind will do. Id be really interested to see how iro or aztec stand up to a priest rush tbh


It takes a while .....
by Papist
24 Jul 2019, 21:52
Forum: General
Topic: Is Aoe3 too one dimensional?
Replies: 79
Views: 1779
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Re: Is Aoe3 too one dimensional?

Mr_Bramboy wrote:I wonder what the thought process was behind the age up politicians. Did the developers really think aging with a few sheep would be a viable alternative? Did they playtest any of this?


I think they anticipated the game being a lot more similar to AoE2, where there is a little pressu .....
by Papist
24 Jul 2019, 02:04
Forum: General
Topic: Is Aoe3 too one dimensional?
Replies: 79
Views: 1779
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Re: Is Aoe3 too one dimensional?

Not sure if this has been brought up yet, but one of the biggest differences between AoE3 and other games in the series is how important natural resources are. Because there's so much food on the map and mills are so expensive and bad by comparison, long term defensive play is not viable the way it .....

by Papist
23 Jul 2019, 05:43
Forum: General
Topic: A typical game vs german
Replies: 91
Views: 2289
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Re: A typical game vs german

SirCallen wrote:
Papist wrote:
SirCallen wrote:Well, their shipments require more xp.

No one has voiced concern that 13 -> 12 jeagers is an unreasonable change, and it's far less knee-jerky than 13 -> 10.


Is nerfing the merc shipments that unreasonable though? Germany already gets insane value ou .....
by Papist
23 Jul 2019, 05:34
Forum: General
Topic: A typical game vs german
Replies: 91
Views: 2289
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Re: A typical game vs german

SirCallen wrote:Well, their shipments require more xp.

No one has voiced concern that 13 -> 12 jeagers is an unreasonable change, and it's far less knee-jerky than 13 -> 10.


Is nerfing the merc shipments that unreasonable though? Germany already gets insane value out of the big skirm and uhlan .....
by Papist
23 Jul 2019, 05:26
Forum: General
Topic: A typical game vs german
Replies: 91
Views: 2289
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Re: A typical game vs german

Would changing Germany's merc shipments to the standard European levels (i.e. 10 jaegars instead of 13, 7 BR instead of 9) make them a bit more reasonable? It seems pretty ridiculous that they get 30% more value for the same price as other civs' merc shipments.
by Papist
22 Jul 2019, 16:43
Forum: Treaty Discussion
Topic: Beating French Gendarme lame as India
Replies: 15
Views: 625
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Re: Beating French Gendarme lame as India

Scroogie wrote:How is everybody complaining about Cuirs but whenever i get imperial gendarmes with 1150 hp all upgrades, opponnents have ports and 20 range goons? :(


A good French player is going to make skirms (strongest in the game) and artillery (also strongest in the game) to support his gendarme .....
by Papist
22 Jul 2019, 04:42
Forum: General
Topic: Time to Macro Scenario Idea
Replies: 3
Views: 330
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Re: Time to Macro Scenario Idea

I like the premise is cool. I feel that the eco carrying over leads to a huge snowball potential though. If your opponent gets a big raid in the first round, you've essentially lost the entire game, no?
by Papist
20 Jul 2019, 22:17
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 US Elections
Replies: 17665
Views: 114643
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Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

iwillspankyou wrote:Kind of agree with you there @Papist Warren is my 3rd choice, first is of course Sanders, and second is Tulsi Gabbard, but we are getting closer ;)
Btw, there is a big difference between a social democracy (Sanders) and a socialist state.


I’m a big fan of Tulsi myself, and would hon .....
by Papist
20 Jul 2019, 17:23
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 US Elections
Replies: 17665
Views: 114643
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Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

iwillspankyou wrote:
Papist wrote:He's not going to win Spanky. His poll numbers are going down in Iowa, not up. Nationally, some polls have him third or fourth. Not a good sign for his campaign.

Nice to see you back here ;) just out of curiosity, what candidate are you backing this time :unsure:
If I were to g .....

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