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ESOC Patch/Version history/2.x

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2.0[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced diplomacy options in FFA mode

Balance changes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Native Scout snare-effect removed.
  • Mass Cavalry improvement cost decreased to 350 coin (down from 750 coin); effect adjusted to –25% (down from 50%).
  • Dragoon ranged resistance decreased to 20% (down from 30%).
  • Counter Infantry Rifling improvement effect changed to change the multiplier against light cavalry to x3.

Chinese[edit | edit source]

  • Village pre-Fortress Age fattening rate decreased to 25% (down from 50%) of the regular rate.
  • Banner Forbidden Army (2 Iron Flails & 2 Meteor Hammers) train points increased to 33 (up from 29).
  • Old Han Reforms home-city shipment attack and hitpoints effect decreased to 50% (down from 100%); cost effect decreased to 25% (down from 50%).

Dutch[edit | edit source]

  • Bank cost decreased from 350 food and 300 wood (down from 350 food and 350 wood); experience-points bounties increased to 130 XP (up from 110 XP — “Build”) and 260 XP (up from 220 XP — “Kill”).
  • Bank base build-limit decreased to 5 (down from 6).
  • Bank of Amsterdam and Bank of Rotterdam home-city shipments effects reverted to their original states (increasing Bank build-limit).

French[edit | edit source]

  • 100 food removed from starting crates.

Germans[edit | edit source]

  • Uhlan hitpoints decreased to 180 (down from 190).

Iroquois[edit | edit source]

  • Aenna cost and experience-points bounties reverted to their original states (cost decreased to 100 food, experience-points bounties decreased to 10 XP).
  • War-Chief hitpoints-aura effect reverted to its original state (increased to 15%).

Portuguese[edit | edit source]

  • Genitours home-city shipment effect changed to give additional +5 range (down from +6).

Ottomans[edit | edit source]

  • Janissary hitpoints count reverted to its original state (increased to 235).

Russians[edit | edit source]

  • 3-Settler batch cost decreased to 255 food (down from 270 food).
  • 17 Strelets home-city shipment effect changed to give 20 Strelets.

Spanish[edit | edit source]

  • 4 Lancers home-city shipment (former 3 Lancers home-city shipment) effect changed to give 5 Lancers.
  • 7 Rodeleros Fortress-Age home-city shipment effect changed to give 8 Rodeleros.
  • Unction home-city shipment damage-aura effect decreased to 4% (down from 5%) per Missionary (maximum damage increase decreased from ~63% to ~48%); Missionary cost decreased to 50 wood and 50 coin (down from 100 wood and 100 coin).

Map changes[edit | edit source]

ESOC maps[edit | edit source]

  • Bonnie Springs and Klondike will appear slightly less
  • Florida added

Standard maps[edit | edit source]

  • Bonnie Springs, Klondike and Patagonia will appear slightly less
  • Florida added

Team maps[edit | edit source]

  • Colorado, Klondike and Himalayas removed
  • Florida added

Bug fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Japanese End Isolation improvement now correctly reduces unit attack by 5% (down from 10%).
  • Chinese Repelling Volley home-city shipment now correctly applies increased bonus damage against Eagle Runner Knights.
  • Japanese Close Combat home-city shipment now correctly applies increased bonus damage against light infantry.
  • Aztec Fortress Age Shaman politician now properly grants 2 Nobles’ Hut Travois.
  • Berry Bushes now have a maximum villager limit of 8 per bush to prevent idle villagers from not being displayed as a notification.
  • Incan Bolas Warriors now have correct multipliers against light cavalry and Eagle Runner Knights.
  • Flail Elephant “Build” and “Kill” experience-points bounties properly adjusted to 25.
  • Flaming Arrows now have the correct multiplier against Arrow Knights.
  • Flying Crows now have the correct multiplier against light infantry.
  • Galleons can now train Gurkhas.
  • Gatling Guns now have the correct icon.
  • Howdahs and Mansabdar Howdahs now have standardized modifiers; Howdahs now get the correct multiplier against Coyote Runners in Melee Mode.
  • Light Cannons now have the correct multiplier against Arrow Knights.
  • Banner Mongolian Army now has the correct population count when made.
  • Rescued Iroquois Tomahawks now have the correct multiplier against light infantry.
  • Oprichniks now have the correct multiplier against siege units and artillery in Defend and Trample modes.
  • Native Villagers now have the ability to build Caravanserais for Indian allies who get the Aztec TEAM 3 Villager home-city shipment.
  • Siege Elephants and Mansabdar Siege Elephants now have the correct multiplier against light infantry as they do against cavalry.
  • Tiger Claws siege attack and hand attack in Cover Mode now decreases properly.
  • Turkeys are now able to enhance nearby Shrines.
  • Wakina Rifles “Build” and “Kill” experience-points bounties properly adjusted to 10 (up from 9).
  • Sufi War Elephants now have the previously missing AbstractElephant flag.
  • 3 Galleys home-city shipment now has the correct icon.
  • Aztec Chests of 500 coin home-city shipment now has the correct icon.
  • Blood Brothers home-city shipment now upgrades everything in the correct order so that units’ names are correct.
  • Cheyenne Cheyenne Fury improvement now properly grants a bonus against light infantry.
  • Exalted Meteor Hammer improvement now properly increases Meteor Hammer base damage by 50%.
  • Heavy Fortifications home-city shipment now upgrades in the correct order and displays correct names; it now properly includes the effect of the Revetment improvement.
  • Infantry Breastplate improvement now correctly affects Mercenary Blowgun Warriors, Blowgun Ambushers, Blind Monks and Iron Troops.
  • Klamath Klamath Work Ethos improvement now correctly affects Rice Paddies and Mango Groves.
  • Japanese Yamashiro home-city shipment now properly increases the range of Castles’ Bombard Attack.
  • Spanish Tercio Tactics home-city shipment now correctly displays “Rodeleros” (as opposed to “Redoleros”).
  • Counter Infantry Rifling improvement now properly affects Renegados and Thuggees.
  • Ranged Cavalry Caracole improvement now properly affects Comancheros.
  • Socket Bayonet improvement now properly affects Pistoleros and Dacoits.
  • Indian Royal Green Jackets home-city shipment now properly affects Mansabdar Gurkhas.
  • Hussars upgraded to the Imperial status after revolting with Bernardo O’Higgins politician have now their names displayed correctly.
  • Klamath Klamath Huckleberry Feast improvement now properly grants 10 food crates after 30 minutes.
  • Indian, Chinese and Sioux Surgeons can now construct Field Hospitals.
  • British TEAM Musketeer / Grenadier Hitpoints home-city shipment now properly affects Janissaries.
  • Mercenary Huron Mantlets now have the previously missing AbstractInfantry tag.
  • Outpost Wagons can now build War Huts for native civilizations.
  • Aztec War Chiefs now have proper damage flag added to their Hand Attack and should not hurt allied units after sending the Smoking Mirror home-city shipment.
  • German Advanced Dock home-city shipment now correctly makes ships train faster.
  • Spanish Consulate Nanban Trade improvement now correctly affects experience-points income from Trading Posts and Asian Trading Posts.
  • Hire Li'l Bombards home-city shipment now has the correct icon.
  • Chinese can now research the Imperial Cannon improvement at their Factory.
  • British, Chinese, Indians, and Japanese can no longer ship Mercenary Loyalty home-city shipment twice.
  • British Yeomen home-city shipment now properly increases Longbowmen’s range in all formations.
  • 2 Orchard Rickshaws are now correctly spawned for the Japanese at the beginning of the game on Andes.
  • Spanish Quatrefage and Dutch Stadhouders improvements no longer change the position of Barracks improvements in the UI; Russian Kalmucks and Bashkir Ponies improvements and German Polish Winged Hussars home-city shipment no longer change the position of Stable improvements in the UI; French Garde Imperial 1, Garde Imperial 2 and Garde Imperial 3 improvements no longer change the position of Artillery Foundry improvements in the UI.
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Surgeons now have correct sound files.
  • Iroquois Discovery Travois now has correct sound files.
  • Fattened Goats received from Sufi Pilgrimage improvement now have correct sound files.
  • Portuguese Consulate Ironclads now have correct sound files.
  • Silk Road Trading Sites now have correct sound files.
  • Russian Kalmucks now have correct sound files.
  • Ottoman Consulate Settlers now have correct sound files.
  • TEAM Native 3 villagers now have correct unit voices when used by other Civilizations.
  • Spanish Quatrefage Halberdiers now have correct Spanish Pikeman audio.
  • Dutch Consulate Church now has correct Dutch texture.
  • Dutch Consulate Arsenal now has correct Dutch texture.
  • Portuguese TEAM Early Dragoons home-city shipment now enables German War Wagons, Aztec Eagle Runner Knights and Nobles’ Hut.
  • Dutch Consulate Church is now able to train Spies.
  • Russian Consulate Blockhouse bug now limits the Chinese Blockhouse to a build limit of one when using any rescued villagers, TEAM villagers, and Cree CDB.
  • French TEAM Ranged Infantry Attack home-city shipment no longer increases the attack of Cavalry Archers, Bow Riders, Keshiks, and Yabusame.
  • TEAM 5 Manchu home-city shipment now correctly takes 60 seconds to arrive.
  • Arsonists and Repentant Arsonists now have correct 'Mercenary' tag.
  • Dutch Consulate Bank is now inline with Dutch Bank.
  • Repentant Fusiliers now have correct 1.5x bonus against Light Infantry in defend mode.
  • xpTomahawk now throws a tomahawk.
  • Native Settlers throw spears correctly.
  • China Record Game bug caused by ypMonasteryDiscipleAura was changed to have no aura effect and increase Disciple base hitpoints and base damage by 10%.
  • Aztec Eagle Knight now throws a spear.
  • Native Eagle Warrior now has correct modifiers against Cavalry, CoyoteMen, Light Cavalry, and Eagle Knights.
  • TWC and TAD, including all Revolt Flags, now have new High Quality images to match the original flags.
  • Abus Guns have correct modifiers vs Light Cavalry or Eagle Knights in stagger and defend modes.
  • Asian versions of Elmeti, Mamelukes, and Li'l Bombards are no longer available in the Fortress Age.
  • Industrial Age Shogunate wonder experience-points bounty decreased to 600 XP (down from 1600 XP), as originally intended.
  • Units tagged as LightInfantry are affected by British Consulate hit-points boost.
  • SaloonOutlawRider now deal correct hand attack damage in melee mode.
  • Gates properly reduce to the new hitpoints of 1500 and 0 LOS.
  • Flame Throwers damage cap correctly adjusted to 35 so it deals the correct amount of damage to units.
  • Warriors from the Alarm Dance now fire arrows.
  • Wokou Horseman Guardians now fire arrows.
  • Spain's Fortress age shipments now display the correct numbers.
  • Castles’ Bombard Attack now has the correct multiplier against light infantry.
  • Removed dopple effect from cow, water buffalo, yak, sacred cow (their corpses no longer show up as alive and stationary in fog of war).
  • Fixed a bug that allowed monitors to target empty TP sockets.
  • Corrected Gribeauval System HC card description.
  • King's Hill fort is no longer deletable.
  • Consulate blockhouse banner armies now spawn properly.
  • Fixed Surgeon is now visible under fog while acting as a treasure.
  • Adjusted Cherry Orchard and Mango Grove placement obstruction radius to make them replaceable on the same spot.
  • Docks now respect the restricted build radius during the treaty period.