- Sep 4, 2010
Well maybe just need a break... Idk, I wasn't playing for like 15 years, so my experience is different after come back, because there were more unique civs as you say, but they less balanced and it used to be like full huns/aztecs war all the time, sometimes mongols/mayans, but arabia had like 5 civs, playing random civs gives so much to the game nowadays in my opinion. Some of those mechanics like sicilians and burgundians sure are dumb, but overall there is way more variety than it ever used to be from what I remember.I will answer to your initial question. To me personally, game is not fun anymore. Either I am too old now with too much responsibilities to enjoy it, or...
I suspect there are two reasons I do not enjoy it:
1.) The game has changed so much that it is not the game I used to enjoy. There is more than twice as many civs, many of which are just remix of older ones. While in AoC almost all civs had quite specific flavour to them, in DE many of them overlap and feel redundant and bloated. Same applies to units. Art style of AoC was kinda "medieval-ish" while new game has ugly interface. Many sounds and sprites were changed. Game sounds and looks different. You can not choose settings that you want to play. Many "aoe3 mechanics" were added and so on...
2.) The community (in its narrow sense) is no more. Game is full of new people whos only excitement comes from adding bloated content (DLCs) into game. There is no lobby system like in Voobly where people talk and know each other. AoEZone is place where people discuss AoE4, money, then money and money again, their streaming celebrities, but not playing Age.
Suma summarum: It used to be place where you come for few hours to play your beloved game and talk to friends from other side of planet. Nowadays its just mindless grinding with unknown people, playing maps you dont enjoy, simping for streamers and eagerly awaiting new DLC that brings nothing of value.
But hey, that is just my (pesimistic) point of view, as always, there will be plenty to disagree with me. I just miss simpler times, where everyone was excited even for smallest torunaments with no prize money at all and all we discussed were silly dramas where argued whos better player. Sometimes, less is more.
Edie vs Modri bo21 plsOk guys i took somes day to get on point about aoe scene and more especially arina one
Dont worry arina will have good day again, dont trust the new « top » arena players that now the meta is booming blabla that in past ppl didnt know how to counter rush blabla
I will stomp all without going to post imp game, just gimme time