If ESOC was to release a fan patch (more info in post), would you play it and why?

Yes, because I want to be able to play all civs.
154
48%
Yes, because I want to play rated on ESOC maps.
84
26%
Yes, for a different reason.
19
6%
No, because it will be hard to find games on my level.
32
10%
No, because I don't want any civs to change.
9
3%
No, for a different reason.
26
8%
 
Total votes: 324

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01 Sep 2015, 17:35

[div style="text-align:center'"][url=http://eso-community.net/thread/2402/poll-play-esoc-fp" style="font-size:12pt']Vote here[/url][/div][div style="text-align:center'"]
[/div][div style="text-align:center'"][span style="font-size:12pt'"]Hey everyone,[/span][/div]
Since the beginning of the ESOC project, a potential new Fan Patch has been on our minds. Now, we are seeing a lot of activity on this website, more than any of us expected, and solid community participation in both the tournaments and the betting event. The tournaments are not stopping any time soon, and even the numbers on ESO are barely worse than they were in 2010 during last FP times.

But were missing 2 things: Civ balance and an acceptable map pool for people to play rated games on. A patch fixes both those problems, but an official patch is off the table so we have to do it ourselves. We are aware that changing too much would be a mistake and if we go through with this project its not a mistake we will make. ESOC patchs most important features would be:

- The possibility to play rated games on ESOC maps.
- Minimal changes to some of the civs with the goal of making all civs equally viable to play.
- A very easy installation with auto-update functionality which means no manual updates.
- Easy to switch between patches by means of 2 separate .exe files.
- Compatible with the Steam version of the game.

The next step for us is this poll. We know we are reaching a fairly large audience on this website, but important for us to know is whether enough people show interest in the patch. After all, we do need to be sure that enough players will play it. So if you know someone who will play the patch but they dont visit this site (or not very often) please tell them to vote. Also, please spread the word about this poll on ESO itself!

Feel free to discuss the subject in this thread, I will be monitoring it and answering questions. If you voted for either of the "for a different reason" options, please do mention your reason in a reply. Thanks!
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01 Sep 2015, 17:39

Well, it depends on how this fp looks. Out of 14civs, I'm sure 4-5 would be fked.
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01 Sep 2015, 17:40

would be great
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01 Sep 2015, 17:41

diarouga wrote:Well, it depends on how this fp looks. Out of 14civs, I''m sure 4-5 would be fked.



The idea is that changes would be minimal so that Ottomans and Iro could be played, but the current meta and balance would not be upset greatly.
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01 Sep 2015, 17:41

the numbers are quite a bit worse though. I think the community has basically halved, but is much more organized.

Also, torn between yes I want to be able to play all civs and yes I want my dutch to actually be good :P
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01 Sep 2015, 17:47

musketeer925 wrote:
diarouga wrote:Well, it depends on how this fp looks. Out of 14civs, Im sure 4-5 would be fked.

The idea is that changes would be minimal so that Ottomans and Iro could be played, but the current meta and balance would not be upset greatly.
I want to be able to play on fair maps but I dont trust people who will do the fp.
We all know that gs hates water, so water boom wouldnt be viable anymore since it almost isnt currently.
We also know that he wants china to have colonial options and imo china should just ff.
So just put esoc maps and dont change civs.
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01 Sep 2015, 17:48

jerom wrote:the numbers are quite a bit worse though. I think the community has basically halved, but is much more organized.

Also, torn between yes I want to be able to play all civs and yes I want my dutch to actually be good :P
Voted yes just because I wanna see Jerom play Dutch after all his talk ')
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01 Sep 2015, 17:54

I think it would be really nice. Many civs do not need changes though. Iro, Otto, China need to be nerfed imo. Ports, Dutch , Spain, Russia need to be buffed without changing the civs' specialities
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01 Sep 2015, 18:02

"So just put esoc maps and don't change civs."

same here
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01 Sep 2015, 18:06

and how many players used to be online in golden era AoE3 ?
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01 Sep 2015, 18:09

drumal wrote:and how many players used to be online in golden era AoE3 ?
I have screens of friends with 8-9k players online.
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01 Sep 2015, 18:09

edeholland wrote:
jerom wrote:the numbers are quite a bit worse though. I think the community has basically halved, but is much more organized.

Also, torn between yes I want to be able to play all civs and yes I want my dutch to actually be good :P
Voted yes just because I wanna see Jerom play Dutch after all his talk ')
Im already playing basically dutch only haha :)
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01 Sep 2015, 18:14

diarouga wrote:
musketeer925 wrote:The idea is that changes would be minimal so that Ottomans and Iro could be played, but the current meta and balance would not be upset greatly.
I want to be able to play on fair maps but I dont trust people who will do the fp.
We all know that gs hates water, so water boom wouldnt be viable anymore since it almost isnt currently.
We also know that he wants china to have colonial options and imo china should just ff.
So just put esoc maps and dont change civs.
Heh, as much as I would like to see water be a viable way to play again instead of the way it is now (broken), itll be a while before I can get any significant water change through the rest of the team let alone the community ')
As is, and this could change but not much, we are only planning to change 5 civs. Iro, Otto, Sioux, Ports and Dutch. And the changes will be minimal, so no worries.
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01 Sep 2015, 18:14

9K.. wow.. wish I was on eso with this numbers, fuck me
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01 Sep 2015, 18:16

calmyourtits wrote:
diarouga wrote:I want to be able to play on fair maps but I dont trust people who will do the fp.
We all know that gs hates water, so water boom wouldnt be viable anymore since it almost isnt currently.
We also know that he wants china to have colonial options and imo china should just ff.
So just put esoc maps and dont change civs.
Heh, as much as I would like to see water be a viable way to play again instead of the way it is now (broken), itll be a while before I can get any significant water change through the rest of the team let alone the community ')
As is, and this could change of course, we are only planning to change 5 civs. Iro, Otto, Sioux, Ports and Dutch. And the changes will be minimal, so no worries.
So boost Ports and Dutch and Spain is definitely out..lol
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01 Sep 2015, 18:23

calmyourtits wrote:
diarouga wrote:I want to be able to play on fair maps but I dont trust people who will do the fp.
We all know that gs hates water, so water boom wouldnt be viable anymore since it almost isnt currently.
We also know that he wants china to have colonial options and imo china should just ff.
So just put esoc maps and dont change civs.
Heh, as much as I would like to see water be a viable way to play again instead of the way it is now (broken), itll be a while before I can get any significant water change through the rest of the team let alone the community ')
As is, and this could change but not much, we are only planning to change 5 civs. Iro, Otto, Sioux, Ports and Dutch. And the changes will be minimal, so no worries.
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01 Sep 2015, 18:38

calmyourtits wrote:
diarouga wrote:I want to be able to play on fair maps but I dont trust people who will do the fp.
We all know that gs hates water, so water boom wouldnt be viable anymore since it almost isnt currently.
We also know that he wants china to have colonial options and imo china should just ff.
So just put esoc maps and dont change civs.
Heh, as much as I would like to see water be a viable way to play again instead of the way it is now (broken), itll be a while before I can get any significant water change through the rest of the team let alone the community ')
As is, and this could change but not much, we are only planning to change 5 civs. Iro, Otto, Sioux, Ports and Dutch. And the changes will be minimal, so no worries.
If you only change these civs, Im k.
Many people (ones who tried to play water), told you that water wasnt op at all, we wont do a water thread again but really, it isnt op if you play properly vs it (by properly I mean land eco+water push).
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01 Sep 2015, 18:40

yes because the game needs some actual support please x)
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01 Sep 2015, 18:41

yes, depending on how easy it is to switch back and forth between OG and patch
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01 Sep 2015, 18:44

diarouga wrote:Well, it depends on how this fp looks. Out of 14civs, I''m sure 4-5 would be fked.
Presume that no civ will be any more fucked than it is currently, for what this is worth.
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01 Sep 2015, 18:44

sc wrote:yes, depending on how easy it is to switch back and forth between OG and patch
As easy as clicking a button
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01 Sep 2015, 19:01

unless you are patching grenadiers, im not interested. and while you are at it, you can change those 5 civs, and change small mistakes here and there, such as grenadiers not being trainable in the barracks.
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01 Sep 2015, 19:05

I feel like Russia should be changed so that it's infantry don't have to be trained in batches imo
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01 Sep 2015, 19:06

I'd play this patch so hard

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