So I was reading some threads here because I recently downloaded the latest patch and wanted to see what people think about the new additions, changes and fixes and... geez, so much salt.
Why do so many people here who have a suggestion or an opinion just act like complete idiots when sharing it? It's like they feel empowered to insult and be all "ARE YOU FKING KIDDINGME????" just because they dislike this and that or they feel something is wrong. One thread of some guy complaining about the chineese made me start writing a reply and, after realising it wasn't the only case, I decided I might as well make it a post. So... here:
If the civ/mechanic/gameplay/thing is not exactly as you want it to be, maybe it's because
(and this is my guess):
- it wouldn't be practical or coherent in the context of the game and it's mechanics (wouldn't make sense an all ranged cavalry civ or something like that, even if it's historically accurate for the bermuda traingle civ or whatever)
- the devs don't know in depth about every single civ and it's history (none of us do).
- the resources needed to make some changes just don't exist (voices, models, textures, etc.) and the devs can't bothered/don't know how to do make them themselves
- it would make the game boring, unappealing, plain and dull (as a colombian i'm pretty sure we don't spontaniously generate food out of thin air (i wish), but is a nice mechanic to have in a game that sets the civ apart from otherwise similar ones).
- this is not an educational game. Just like in some cultural products (tv shows, movies, literature, etc.), you want it to be based on facts to make it more believable and compelling; that doesn't mean you have to stick 100% to history because then your take on it would be non-existent. If someone legitimately wants to see an accurate portray of any civ, they'll just look it up somewhere else; people are not naive enough to think aoe3 (and most games, for that matter) are an adequate way to know in depth about any culture's history. It sure can be interesting when playing, but it's more about sparking your interest than anything else.
- they just haven't got to it, but maybe, if they can and you ask politely, they will.
And finally finally, it's a game. You shouldn't get upset over it.