General forum about Age of Empires 4.
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Germany InfernoXtreme
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14 Sep 2021, 21:25

United States of America Seamonk
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14 Sep 2021, 21:30

Unlike the Age IV Closed Beta, we will not be enforcing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) during the Technical Stress Test. We want to encourage you to play as much as possible and reduce the steps you need to take to join us. We also want to make sure you’re able to invite and play with your friends during this window of time.

Finally being able to talk about the game will be nice.
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India rsy
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14 Sep 2021, 23:10

Hella hyped lets goooooo
France iNcog
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17 Sep 2021, 20:22

All right, what are you guys's thoughts on the game??
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Great Britain I_HaRRiiSoN_I
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17 Sep 2021, 20:26

I will play it tomorrow but just watching streams tonight after footy and eating dinner, cant help but feel the 'magic' i felt when i first played in the beta is just not there. I remember appreciating aoe3 more after that aswell
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17 Sep 2021, 20:44

I gotta go out so I can't play but I loaded the game vs an AI and clicked around a bit. I think I'm cautiously optimistic that the game feels better than it did before.
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Czech Republic siderit
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17 Sep 2021, 20:48

I can't help myself but this reminds me of AOE:O and I don't get why would you go in the same direction once again.
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Tuvalu gibson
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17 Sep 2021, 21:05

Can’t even play the game with these hotkeys. People have been telling them for years that things shouldn’t go like this, and yet nothing changed.
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17 Sep 2021, 21:18

gibson wrote:Can’t even play the game with these hotkeys. People have been telling them for years that things shouldn’t go like this, and yet nothing changed.

wait is the hotkey thing a long time issue?
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No Flag bart331
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17 Sep 2021, 21:25

Is it me or is aoe4 just another aoe2 remake with ageup choices from aoe3? I didn't detect any new gameplay... , Just same old with new graphics.
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17 Sep 2021, 21:27

Hm, the game looks good and all, but I have a lot of troubles with hotkeys and selections too, maybe it's just not what I'm used too, like it seems not being able to have the same hotkey for different things.

And is it me or we can't change anything about the hotkeys ? Like basically attack move ?

I've tasked something else on Q and now I can't AM anymore.
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17 Sep 2021, 21:29

yeah the lack of hotkeys put me off the closed beta
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Italy Garja
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17 Sep 2021, 21:33

I didnt play a single game in the last closed beta because of that
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France Lecastete
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17 Sep 2021, 21:41

Same, it's just not playable without being able to custom basic hotkeys
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Greece LazarosVas
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17 Sep 2021, 21:49

Can someone tell me what is up with the off putting holograms when making a building? Why does it have to look like this? Seems like they designed the game to be played by kids, also the highlight when right clicking is so big its disturbing.

All in all pretty dissapointed, will be staying at AOE 3 100%
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Canada Lunatic_Fringe
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17 Sep 2021, 22:06

Any recommended settings for the graphics?
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French Southern Territories kevinitalien
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17 Sep 2021, 22:39

the ui is pretty crappy for me tbh ngl ( no score, challenge on top left for some reason, no image for technology (they all look the same), we do not see enough the stats of the units aswell, big windows on top right for some reason )
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United States of America Kyo_
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17 Sep 2021, 22:58

Using hotkeys is for low energy sub-60 IQ noobs that can't output enough energy or skill for fast and accurate mouse movements
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Germany Lukas_L99
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17 Sep 2021, 23:06

bart331 wrote:Is it me or is aoe4 just another aoe2 remake with ageup choices from aoe3? I didn't detect any new gameplay... , Just same old with new graphics.


Civs are way more unique, you can trade in 1v1 so gold doesnt run out that quickly and overall there's more on the map, quick walling doesn't exist as much I'd say.
It's obviously more similar to aoe2, but it also ahs aoe3 elements.
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France chronique
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17 Sep 2021, 23:07

Hotkey is the biggest issu, i like the UI and iam 100% agree with not showing the score.

A wayyyyyy better than previous beta.
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Romania Dolan
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17 Sep 2021, 23:32

It's better than I expected. The map graphics look pretty good, though the game overall has a 0AD unpolished feel to it. It's obviously unfinished.
Can't expect normal functions, so didn't even try to use hotkeys.
It's AOE2 with updated graphics. I don't see any AOE3 elements in it.
The UI is rough and kinda primitive, but it has some nice graphic effects.
It might be a decent game in a year or two but it's AOE2.
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France chronique
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17 Sep 2021, 23:39

Every aoe3 player said it's aoe2 and every aoe2 player are complaining about how different aoe4 is from their game lol.
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French Southern Territories kevinitalien
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17 Sep 2021, 23:50

the micro of unit seems very very different ( arrows don't miss their target ), age up just completely different, ui minimap, all these things are completely different compared to aoe2 and maybe i miss some
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Romania Dolan
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17 Sep 2021, 23:52

AOE2-ers are probly complaining it doesn't feel 100% like their old game.
But it has cav scouts, you rely on sheep in age1 to get food right away, cheap farms in age1, wood plays a big role in everything because you need to have a building for everything, dropoff gathering points, you can build barracks in age1, there are no hunts next to TC and hunts are very sparse and far just like in AOE2, so you have to send the scout to get sheep, etc. All these are AOE2 mechanics. The TC also shoots arrows even if there are no garrisoned vills.
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Tuvalu gibson
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17 Sep 2021, 23:55

Garja wrote:
gibson wrote:Can’t even play the game with these hotkeys. People have been telling them for years that things shouldn’t go like this, and yet nothing changed.

wait is the hotkey thing a long time issue?
Yes, this has been an issue for literally years and the plan was always for it to be like this on release in regards to hotkeys, from what I saw.

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