I am really sad, that dow 3 1vs1 modus is pretty much dead.
Also its very frustrating to play atm.
The reason for this are a very bad map design, simple ressource design without any options for different builds.
Atleast thats my opinion.
Alot of guy's are frustrated about "spamming early agression tactics" .
But honestly, our ressource system doesn't offer us alot of options!
And also the map design is really bad!
All hype the patch so hard, and all think the meta will change alot.
Guy's, i will told you know, aslong the map design is not different, and the ressource income in phase 1 will be not different, the game will be the same.
It makes no difference if all units get 25% more HP.
It makes no difference if power reactors get more expensive, cause honestly all play now allready infantrie + infantrie upgrades into, tiertech , and maybe really late vehicles!
They increase also in the same time, the powerincome in phase 2,3,4 !
Early agression builds will be still the strongest choice!
Even if they remove the reward for shieldgen a little bit.
He has not to commit into your shieldbubble with early agression build's.
He could just take the map control / better position and win the game in the long way.
While you are forced to engage a bad position, and a player with a better economy!
But we will see maybe im wrong.
but you can count me on that.
1.) the meta will not change at all.
2.) Early elites will be still the most picked thing, espacialy 2 point elites!
3.) It will be still infantrie spam, into upgrades,
4.) People will still get easy wins on khomet's pass, aslong they manage to get the enemy's highground! (2 point generator location )
5.) Investing into power reactors early on is allready now very risky, atleast for space marine and eldar. Orks are able to Survive and also deal pressure while having less army value (req costs of units) , cause of the early power of wagh! That allow the ork player to go greedy on power reactors!
If Relic doesn't offer us soon alot of more maps, and a free expansion race, or more unit varity for each race, the game will die soon.
Also the announced now AoE 4 , I really hope they support this game still well, and try to increase the playerbase.
Little bit offtopic: Do you think, after so much RTS games, without a hotkey setup and 100.000 bad comments about this.,
They manage to add this in AoE4?
Honestly i dont think so^^.