I moved the thread in the proper subforum (The Post Office), in case you were wondering what happened
Personally, I have no idea what would Microsoft do for the aoe3 modders and modding community, but right now the community is growing thanks to the major mods. Yes, I agree that it's growing very slowly, but it's growing anyway. In certain cases, mods incite people to buy the base game, yet all those mods are free, so I don't think they would be hostile. While what you're saying is true, let's not rage over it because, well, companies being companies
If yes, no. If no, well, yes.