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Things I wish the game did...

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---I can't help but sit around and dream about small little tweaks or additions that would make this game that much better. Some small, some not so small but all I think would improve the gameplay.
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1: I wish that you could garrison archers or musketeers in forts/towers to provide extra firepower.
2: I wish there was an option on forts/towers to buy burning pitch (50 wood/50 gold?) that would dump around the fort/tower causing splatter damage on all troops below.
3: I wish you couldn't take down stone buildings with pikes, swords and muskets. Stone should only be brought down by artillery/explosives (grenadiers/petards)
4: I wish you couldn't line up on the other side of a wall and shoot troops on the near side. The wall should shield the troops (archers not included).
5: I wish buildings when damaged but not destroyed would catch fire and slowly decay until destroyed if not repaired.
6: In association with #5 I wish there was a 4th resource to gather, water. Water would be used to put out fires in buildings, to raise crops, and to support cavalry animals.
7: I wish shipments didn't just appear. Instead they should come in on a wagon (or ship) to the designated drop off point. This gives the enemy the opportunity to capture or destroy your shipments.
8: How about a HC shipment that was ordering the navy of your home city to intercept the next shipment being sent to your enemy and send it to you instead. A bit radical, but it would make the enemy player very cautious about what shipments he was sending first in fear that it might be stolen.
9: I wish villagers died easier. Seems like they are more resistant to attacks than some of my troops.
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---I'm sure I can think of some others, but interested in what you all think in the meantime. Feel free to add to the list, love to hear your ideas as well.
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Sounds Interesting....

I miss being able to garrison military like back in AoK... Actually the units would slowly heal while garrisoned.. If I remember correctly I think only Cav and Seige couldn't garrison..
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I wish that mercenaries were the only military unit shipments.

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Some of us can't handle the level of hte micro in the game already. What you propose is insanity in my mind. A FOURTH resource to gather?

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Use to be 4 resources in AoK and AoC. Stone was the 4th...

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well, i never played those. :P

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[quote=""RascalJones""]Some of us can't handle the level of hte micro in the game already. What you propose is insanity in my mind. A FOURTH resource to gather?[/quote]

I am glad that I didn't play AoK - I coudn't handle 4 resource management. I am still struggling with 3 resource management (I often seems to pile up the food while being low on wood and gold 8O ). I am used to 2 resources in starcraft (I hope that in Starcraft2 there are only two resources as well - minerals and gas). Managing 4 resources will drive me insane.

So please NO, NO to 4th resource, please! :evil:

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[quote=""Roger_The_Rogue""][quote=""RascalJones""]Some of us can't handle the level of hte micro in the game already. What you propose is insanity in my mind. A FOURTH resource to gather?[/quote]

I am glad that I didn't play AoK - I coudn't handle 4 resource management. I am still struggling with 3 resource management (I often seems to pile up the food while being low on wood and gold 8O ). I am used to 2 resources in starcraft (I hope that in Starcraft2 there are only two resources as well - minerals and gas). Managing 4 resources will drive me insane.

So please NO, NO to 4th resource, please! :evil:[/quote]

AOK = best game ever. 4 resoucs were perfect it wasn't too difficult.

Most of the ideas you have presented seem to be implemented in Cossacks ;)
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AOC was awsome, and not hard to handle lol...after a while stone ran out anyway so it doesn't matter!!

i would like to see the biuld limit removed!

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I wish there was an elevation bonus like in AOC. For those of you that don't know what that is, if military units are on higher ground they get a slight bonus vs military at a lower elevation. Cliffs and hills become very important ground.
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They did? Didn't know about that. In this game cliffs should just be removed altogether, they only bring lag and path issues.

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Think about the options with having to collect water though. Map control would be more inportant than it is now. It would be a nice touch to be able to sink a well in Fortress though to better protect your water source.

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[quote=""Sporting_Lisbon""]They did? Didn't know about that. In this game cliffs should just be removed altogether, they only bring lag and path issues.[/quote]

I disagree completely. Think of starcraft where cliffs and ramps are done properly. They make the game completely different. I wish that they were in, but pathfinding was better and hot air baloons could be used to garisson and transport units through the air (much like a dropship in starcraft).

While I agree 3 resources is pretty intensive when balancing management, 2 might be a little low for an AOE style game. Some pretty interesting ideas in this thread though.

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[quote=""36drew""]Hot air baloons could be used to garisson and transport units through the air (much like a dropship in starcraft).[/quote]

Imagine the elephants in the balloons. Then the balloons will not take off. LOL

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Put some falconets or mortars in a balloon and you're set!
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