Italy & Malta 2 New civs coming May 26th

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I will become a Knight. Just need some €€€€€€€€€€€€€€
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NOOOOO STOOOOOP THIS
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Malta? Really?
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Honestly, these civ designs look very good. Clear gameplay theme, lots of unique aspects to mess around with, but likely gonna be a few problematic cards that will break them.

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that's a really cool cover art
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honestly a lot more excited to play these civs than african civs and mexico i guess im rachisht
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callentournies wrote:
12 May 2022, 18:41
honestly a lot more excited to play these civs than african civs and mexico i guess im rachisht
Fixed gun enjoyment is pretty fun tbh
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With the Introduction of over 30 new European Maps, 9 new Minor Civilizations enter the game, adding an arsenal of unique new units, technologies, and abilities.
This is cool
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That is cool.

Fuck boomer EP purists. I like content.
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callentournies wrote:
12 May 2022, 18:41
honestly a lot more excited to play these civs than african civs and mexico i guess im rachisht
Same even though I love Mexico.
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Looking good ngl

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Interesting game, I might buy
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* I had to uninstall the game due motherboard issues. I may download it again but I'll wait for the hotfix of this update because it's so annoying how the game reinstalls everything from the ground up with every single patch.

* Now: I like the fact they are making justice to most of the wishes from community.
In terms of new content I can definitely say they are delivering what has been asked in the forums:
African expansion, new natives, south American maps, reviewed major civs, Italy civ, reworked cards, new cards for older civs, cattle mechanic, a grace for revolutions (Mexico) and now the so wished "European update": with the highly demanded european maps, Italy, european minor civs...
Pretty much 90% of the checkbox is marked, so I've got to congratulate them for that ! They deserve this praise. Specially because we live in the shadow of AOE2. I just wished they were a bit more vocal but it's fine in the end.

* Judging from my tracking...the most asked stuff still pending are:
- a review of Major Natives Lakota and Haudenosaunee (in the works)
- Legacy minor civis rework/viability (not a word about it but a dev passed by a post a few months ago);
- more minor natives for south America (not a word about it yet)
- more African minor civs/major civ (like Zulu etc)
- mercs reviewed/ new mercs (done occasionaly)


* I know people will criticize it due balance but unless most of the community is aware of that, I don't think the concerns about the balance of some civs for the top 1% will get the priority you hope for.
AOE3 needs some "face", "community leaders" or "YouTubers" to promote that.
Balance comes every month nonetheless, so eventually everything will be fine.
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DLC also adds ton of other stuff like new maps and "natives". Feels overwhelming even for those who actually play the game on daily basis. I guess that's the dev intent.
Anyway, I did preorder it, looks fun :smile:
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Garja wrote:
12 May 2022, 19:05
DLC also adds ton of other stuff like new maps and "natives". Feels overwhelming even for those who actually play the game on daily basis. I guess that's the dev intent.
Anyway, I did preorder it, looks fun :smile:
This will be my favorite/second favorite DLC! Lots of new stuff but it feels familiar.
callentournies wrote:
12 May 2022, 18:46
Fuck boomer EP purists. I like content.
Italy has a special defensive building that can not train and garrison military units but also teleport them to another defensive building in the map. Purists are gonna be mad :lol: :lol: :lol:
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A lot of the 30 maps are not at all competitive maps but cater to casuals. Like there are maps where you start with walls and towers, start with a random mill that gives you a food trickle, a map with random vils across the map, and the historical maps, none of which will ever be in the comp pool. I haven’t counted exactly but there’s probably 10/30 which will be in the comp pool at some point. Maybe 15.
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gibson wrote:
12 May 2022, 19:33
A lot of the 30 maps are not at all competitive maps but cater to casuals. Like there are maps where you start with walls and towers, start with a random mill that gives you a food trickle, a map with random vils across the map, and the historical maps, none of which will ever be in the comp pool. I haven’t counted exactly but there’s probably 10/30 which will be in the comp pool at some point. Maybe 15.
The lesser the better tbf. QS map pool is alredy huge, really don't want to add more and end up not playing a specific maps for days or weeks.
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Dolan wrote:
12 May 2022, 18:53
Looking good ngl

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Interesting game, I might buy
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i never expected malta to become a civ, seems a little silly NGL.

anyone has any info on the different royal houses and their units?
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Yes, Malta seems silly. On the other hand, I think it was rather simple to do since many of the units and unique buildings are in the game anyway due to the campaign. So why not add them as a low-cost extra, I guess.
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jonasnee wrote:
13 May 2022, 04:48
i never expected malta to become a civ, seems a little silly NGL.

anyone has any info on the different royal houses and their units?
I only saw 3 on Drongo's video and its the House of Hanover
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- Hussar with charged attack
- Drummer (griot that cant attack)
- Musketeer

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- Age up to IMP with a factory wagon (cost is 12k 12k) - cost reduced with XP gain
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There's one that trains a 21 range skirmisher unit with attack/HP at least as good as a regular skirm, however:
- there's a tech that increases it's range by 2 (and other skirms by 1)
- Every time and individual unit kills something, it's range and ROF improve, capped at 3 kills. So after 3 kills this individual unit has 26 range and a 1.65 ROF. It's also an age II unit

All of these new 'nats' have this same 'promotion' mechanic which buffs a couple of their stats after kills, think the affected stats vary by unit.

Guess the solution to Inca fort is to make Inca nat rush even stronger? And meanwhile 'improve' the garrison mechanic for Malta by allowing them to teleport from garrison point to garrison point
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Given that these new nats are only on historical maps, and I believe they will not be included in ranked map pool, new nats shouldn't cause much trouble. Good for forum posters lol, they finally got their wish. Someone wrote a 5000 word post on aoe forums on why devs should add military drummers and stuff like that.
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iron_turtle wrote:
13 May 2022, 07:46
Given that these new nats are only on historical maps, and I believe they will not be included in ranked map pool, new nats shouldn't cause much trouble. Good for forum posters lol, they finally got their wish. Someone wrote a 5000 word post on aoe forums on why devs should add military drummers and stuff like that.
The new natives are also on European maps, some of which (e.g. Pyrenees) are in the standard map pool as of now.

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