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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (AKA AoE2 HD HD)

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Infinitron, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Not always: they were added with conquerors expansion. I guess it's possible that poland will have unique upgrade for them (like 3rd camel upgrade for indians), but light cav is already a three stages unit and they don't mention it in description so yeah, it's unlikely.
     
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  2. AgentFransis Arbiter Patron

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    No I meant something like Farimba or Silk Armor. Some stat or cost buff.
     
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  3. Narax Educated

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    I am talking about the classical heavy winged hussars, not the fictional ones in the vanilla game.
     
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  4. deama Liturgist

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    So if one is pretty much new to the series, which campaign would be best to start off with? I'm experienced with rts in general, so I don't want the easiest introduction to AOE, I just want a good campaign in terms of story and variety in missions, and lots of base building.
     
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  5. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    You have 1/2/3 swords rating next to each campaign, but they aren't always super accurate. Campaign AI in AoE2 works really weird, in skirmish the difficulty levels give very consistent performance, but in campaigns the AI can vary from very passive to incessantly aggressive on the same diff level. Apart from Wallace, d'Arc is another super-easy campaign, the rest are fine when played on higher difficulties. I played little of the Forgotten/African/Asian campaigns, but the original ones and the ones from last dlc are usually very decent.
     
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  6. Luka-boy Arcane

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  7. Lacrymas Arcane

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    RE: Campaign difficulty - I've noticed AoE2's campaigns are harder on the second difficulty level than other RTSes on their highest. I suggest starting with Jean d'Arc on the highest difficulty and then bring it down if need be.
     
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  8. deama Liturgist

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    I remember playing this over a decade ago and I think there was a cap on how many towers you could have (the ones that shoot), is the cap still present? If so, is there a way or a mod to remove it the cap?
     
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  9. Shrimp Learned

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    I don't remember there ever being a cap on towers and I played the disc version of the games when I was a child.
    I looked it up on google but all I could find was a guy on the Steam forums complaining about a tower cap on Age of Empires 3. Is it possible that you might have been thinking of that game instead?
     
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  10. deama Liturgist

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    Perhaps, it was a very long time ago.
     
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  11. Lacrymas Arcane

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    There's a tower cap in Age of Mythology.
     
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  12. BING XI LAO commie-cunt mainlander Patron

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    Just played aoe2 multiplayer for the first time in like 4-5 years. Dark age is boring "gookclick" so played Empire Wars. Some guy spammed loads of eagles at me in feudal, I was walled though. Decided to go Longswordsmen, walked to his base with 11 of them.
    saw 25 eagles and 2 spears running at them, so ran up a hill and patrolled down. Equal upgrades but totallyy demolished the fight. My poor fellow noob resigned there and then.
    Screenshot_146.png
     
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  13. Young_Hollow Learned

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    Longswords have a bonus vs Eagles and hill advantage is 25% so no surprise there. Also, were they Eagle Scouts or Eagle Warriors?
     
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  14. Sensuki Arcane Cuck

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    Codex 2014 Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    This was my lulz for the week

     
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  15. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Ah, Spanish villagers.
     
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