i was hoping this would happen but apparently a lot of these people stick to DE and continue to ruin the experience for others.this is literally the best thing that could happen
DE TG matchmaking shows, that a matchmaking system without a penalty system doesnt work.
Yup.Yeah, this is what I'm most angry about. Everyone keeps saying AoE2 is a great community, but all I see is selfish people who run behind money. The pros and big casters keep on supporting MS and Devs by not being vocal about any of the problems, by shilling AoE4 and new DLCs even thou they aren't good. So far we haven't got any actual footage of gameplay of AoE4 as far as I know, but every streamer is praising it. There are a couple of exceptions like MBL but they seems powerless in the community.
And, let's not even start about the aoe2 subreddit. Criticize devs or ms - downvote. Every thread is filled with people who proudly proclaim to be a queue dodger. 6/10 threads are unintentional memes, 2/10 are I finally achieved xxxx elo. All they want is more campaigns, more civs, more stuff. If DE dies, this subreddit will be one of the main reasons.
Unless something has changed there are no teeth to those complaints. They are just passive-aggressive mockery or idle memeing.I dont know about T90 man, it feels like he "complains" only when it suits him. And, he was all praise for AoE4 during the reveal with zak.
Yeah, I more or less stopped watching his streams. My Twitch bookmark used to be his stream. He is still a great content creator, but I feel he has fallen so much in terms of commentary and gotten a bit toxic. Can't believe his LEL casting is still a thing. So much cringe and same repeated commentary.There are no teeth to his complaints, at least the ones I've seen. Just idle passive-aggressive mocking or lazy memeing.
Yeah I wanted to love LEL but it just never really landed. I watched/skimmed through maybe the first 15 episdoes before I lost interest. Part of it was the odd fixation on games with players too low ELO to be interesting (700-750 vs. 850-950) and part was how frequently comments I heard made "this isn't meant to be mean it's meant to help players learn" seem empty.Yeah, I more or less stopped watching his streams. My Twitch bookmark used to be his stream. He is still a great content creator, but I feel he has fallen so much in terms of commentary and gotten a bit toxic. Can't believe his LEL casting is still a thing. So much cringe and same repeated commentary.
a real knee-slapper thatAoezone is either unknown or being ignored by devs and executives.
Because they melt if their eyes gaze upon something even slightly critical?Rightfully so.
You don't think blame should be put on devs for allowing people to ALT-F4 without any punishment in the first place? Or not even providing an alternative to fix the problem...the ladder is dying because children try to force their views on others by ALT-F4ing too many maps. The system itself is a great improvment over the lobby system.
The 'ban as many maps as you like' fix sadly cannot work for DE, since it would break the MM because it only searches based on rating and not on map preference. They would need to change the whole thing to implement something like that.
The problem is not the number of players. voobly survived with 500-1000 players. The problem is that even with much bigger playerbase on DE the queue times are reaching 6-8 minutes and the majority of them get dodged.Have you guys considered that:
1. We have summer, the weather here in Germany is 34° for example
2. Covid numbers are low, which means people can actually leave the house again and spent time with others
3. Exams are getting really close
Don't be so dramatic all the time...
Tarsiz is an awkwardly unapologetic DE defender. He believes DE is a flawless product and any criticism should be discarded on sight, belittled, and joked about.What should they pay attention to in your opinion?
I liked your pre-edit formulation better, "ardent" had a better ring than "awkwardly unapologetic". But I'll take it.Tarsiz is an awkwardly unapologetic Microsoft defender. He believes DE is a flawless product and any criticism should be discarded on sight, belittled, and joked about.
Even with its tendency to showcase the more extreme opinions AoEzone still remains just that. It's absolutely fair to criticise the culture present on this forum, but let's not pretend like extremely uninformed(more so than here) AoEforums, or largely uninformed and super one-sided community Discords of all sorts are a better mean of having well-informed discussions.I think AoEZone used to be the most legitimate place for actual criticism of the game from the competitive multiplayer crowd