Ok, I relaised I missed the boat on this one. Had it been a month or more ago, Id have plenty of threads on this game. If we can have 100 WoW threads, a few more AoE III ones cant hurt.
The guide that game with my game has a complete lack of unit descriptions. I having a very hard time of knowing what units are good against what other units.
For example, I am playing the Otto’s and the other night I was fighting a french dude who had a huge army of heavy royal calvary. I have no pike men, so I had no idea what the counter was. I thought it was Anbus guns, but they died horrably. Jans did no better, calv archers did better, but still got spanked.
I got onto the ESO online chats and the responses were totally contradictory. Some people say Anbus guns, and others would stay that was totally wrong…
Does anyone know of an online resource that has all this information? I did some google searches and only came up with a few forums, none of them with much detail information.
The tool tips on units need to be looked at. Some will say, this unit is good against infantry. Others have no such designation. I like the RoN model (Empire at war did a rudementry system too) where it says this unit counters X, Y and Z, but is countered by A, B, and C. IE: Anbus guns. I have no idea what the purpose of this unit is. There is nothing I have seen that describes it, yet right next to it is the grenader who says good against infantry and buildings.
How do Ottos turn off villager production? Near the end of one game I just wanted a huge army and I kept having to kill pesants, which were quckly replaced by 2 town centers with all the ugrades.
Anyway… Now that I have problems / gripes about the ESO UI.
The frist thing I did was try and get into conscript games (thats the starting rank). So id join and the guy would have a level 55 home city. How can you be a conscript with a 55 home city? Lots of times id join low ranked games only to have people with rediculous high ranked cities. I am talking about the guy who started the game, not the others who joined.
When you sort by rank, it sorts the list alphabetically. This makes no sense. You should sort it by rank, aka conscript is either on the top or bottom, but not after Admiral (or whatever the higher rank, but starting with a lower level rank is). Also people might not know that a major is a lower rank then a colonel, it would greatly help if this list was sorted by actual rank and not alphabetically.
I want an option to filter by player rank as well as home city rank.
The current filter options are somewhat broken. If I tell it to only show games that I am elledgable for, It shows me like 6 games. If I do not check that, I get a huge list. I can join far more then 6 games from that list.
The games list needs to auto referesh every few seconds or so. When you select a game, it should refesh that instant. Its annoying to keep picking games that have 2 of 4 players and then get “this game is full” when you try and join them.
You need to have switchs to turn off clan invites and game invites. I was trying to talk to people in chat and was bombarded by these things. It was very annoying.
It would be nice to have an XP chart for home cities. IE: How much left to get to the next rank and how much for the next few ranks in progression.
Is anyone else here playing AoE III online reguarly? Natus has been a total no-show all week.