Hi everybody, Just a question for the most experimented players in WOL. Don't you think guys japan is too OP, I mean 3 kiheis at 3:25-3:30 minutes is a pain to deal with. they can raid too efficiently and kill every villager they find. I also must say I got the two point of views as I have played as a japanese vs (brits, amsterdam,habs) and viceversa, So it is not just my imagination. And if the other civ wants to strike back it is not effective because the berry japan always had they are really well protected. I want to go further and suggest that golden pavilion must be retired from the pass to colonial, so they can't have 3 kihei, which as I have said is too OP (at 3:30 there is no civ with army, even most of the civ can hit colonial until 4:00).
But kihei (yumi) have only 1.5x multlipliers vs Heavy Infantry. Don't they? And there is no counter infantry rifling for Japanese, even if you send arsenal wagon from consulate.(as far as I know).
A Japanese player cannot hunt. But hunting (0.84/s) is faster than gathering (0.67/s) from berry bushes. So Japanese are at disadvantage during first 6 min. If you see him building golden pavillion, then mostly he is trying for yumi...err...kihei rush. So you can counter them with hussars. In the end it all boils down to micro and strategy.