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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 FREE KALIN! 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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    Ah, Spanish villagers.
     
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  16. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    IS this the active aoe2 thread????

    LoL as much as the bulgars got raped by that sjw writing,i feel sorry for the poles. I am playing the fucking medieval twilight story buahahahahaha. Storyfag is Jadwiga one of your loved rulers or as irrelevant like the Tzar that was in our campaign ?
     
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  17. Sensuki Arcane Cuck

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    Codex 2014 Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    Wouldn't say active. That said, I have more recent lulz but the new patch broke all the replays, this one is p funny.

     
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  18. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Depends on which Jadwiga. One was a chad, but still only worked to support her husband, Ladislaus the Elbow-high in the reunification of Poland. All the others were named after her, and weren't as noteworthy.
     
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  19. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    If it was in Feudal, they were scouts. Warriors only unlock in Castle.
     
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  20. a Goat Arcane

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    She inherited the kangdom(was raised in Hungary) and got married to a Lithuanian we've ended up calling Władysław Jagiełło(Lithuanians call him Jogaiło? I think). What the game tries to pretend is that it was her idea, which from what I remember isn't really based on any sources at all, and in all likelyhood it was a decision made by nobility and some upper echelons of clergy, especially considering the talks started when she was like 14, and no fucking way would a 14 years old girl who just came to some kingdom she had no personal connections with would come up with a plan to marry a pagan barbarian in his 40's solely because that was in the interest of the state. Soon after the marriage she got pregnant and died in childbirth(together with the kid) and Jagiełło ruled for 20 more years or so. Her only other achievement was reinvigorating university in Krakow iirc.

    The campaign may have been told from her perspective(altho she dies mid-way through its timeline) but it should've been named after Jagiełło or alternatively go back to basics and centre the story around some more minor historical character(like some notable knight or something).
     
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  21. Lacrymas Arcane

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    A lot of the campaigns have baffling protagonists. The aforementioned Ivaylo from the Bulgarian campaign is another such case.
     
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  22. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  23. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Good Lord, they picked THIS Jadwiga? Stupid, stupid, stupid. Her grandmother Elisabeth would have been a much better choice for a strong Queen.
     
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  24. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Yeah,they really go for some insignificant rulers,we have like 10 far better rulers than this peasant cuck lol.

    Sounds like the campaign,tho it seems like she did nothing. Also the writing was terrible,it was literally like fucking twilight. Felt like vomiting. Also remainded with the impression that she was banging the lithuanian duke.

    Now i am playing the lithuanian campaign and i like it more.

    I noticed that the new races have retarded unique units. Poles are cav civ but their unit is some weird infantry unit that i never used. Also the bohemians have some shitty vagon with guns which is slow and useless because of how big it is.
     
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  25. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Don't worry,they did pick up one of our worst Tzars,he was a peasant fighting for the glory of Marx and ruled like a year or two. I have the feeling that they are picking them because of sjw politics. It is like "oh if i turn all the priests in to purple headed womxn,evil minority toxic fans will get butthurt,that is why i will write them a glorious story about this useless loser." You could just see how bad the lead is in all those dlcs,also mega anti christian,they really hate christians :).

    Anyway,cheers.

     
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