Monday, September 10, 2012

Goodbye Dutch, welcome USA!

As you all should know adding new civilizations in AoE3 is a pain... It can be done but it will never look and work like the original civs. I am talking about the inability to create a new USA home city. The mod gives you already made USA home cities for both Deathmatch and normal play, but you cannot create a new one by your self. This is "hardcoded" stuff.

When I came up with the idea to add the USA, I also came up with an idea on how to implement it perfectly, but sadly it isn't a perfect idea... most of you, if not all, will hate it... but for now, it's the only way....

The Dutch are the smallest civ from AoE3 from all points of view. They were only added in the game because they had many colonists in the New World, but as a military force, they were nothing compared to the other civs.

Now, we all know people want the USA badly, so here is the deal: I want to permanently replace the Dutch with the USA.
Don't worry, dutch techs and units will not be lost, they will either be transferred to other civs or added as mercenaries.
The Dutch consulate will remain and I will try to make the AI work with the USA.

This is not hammered yet, I'ts just an idea, and it's up to YOU to decide what I should do.
So please vote in the survey, leave your opinion and I will work on that.

Thank you for your time.