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ESOC Patch/Version history/3.x

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3.0[edit | edit source]

Balance changes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Counter Infantry Rifling improvement effect reverted to its original state (no longer adds multiplier against light cavalry).
  • Mass Cavalry improvement cost increased to 600 coin (up from 350 coin); effect adjusted to –40% train time (up from –25%).

Aztecs[edit | edit source]

  • War Chief's Cover Mode tactic removed.
  • TEAM Cheap Fishing Boats home-city shipment effectively removed (no effect now).

Dutch[edit | edit source]

  • Bank cost changed from 350 food and 300 wood to 300 food and 350 wood.

French[edit | edit source]

  • 100 food added to starting crates.
  • Coureur Des Bois cost increased to 125 food (up from 120 food).
  • Thoroughbreds home-city shipment no longer decreases the train time of Cuirassiers.

Germans[edit | edit source]

  • Uhlan hitpoints increased to 185 (up from 180).

Indians[edit | edit source]

  • TEAM 5 Urumi home-city shipment effect changed to give 4 Urumi.

Iroquois[edit | edit source]

  • 100 food added to starting crates.

Japanese[edit | edit source]

  • Way of the Bow home-city shipment no longer increases Yumi hitpoints.
  • Bakufu home-city shipment effect on Daimyo and Shogun training-rates decreased to 50% (down from 100%).

Portuguese[edit | edit source]

  • Genitours home-city shipment effect changed to give additional +4 range (down from +5).
  • Settler cost increased to 85 food (up from 80 food).

Ottomans[edit | edit source]

  • Mosque settler improvements halved in cost:
  • Millet System improvement cost decreased to 50 wood (down from 100 wood);
  • Koprulu Viziers improvement cost decreased to 125 wood (down from 250 wood);
  • Abbasid Market improvement cost decreased to 300 wood (down from 600 wood);
  • Galata Tower District improvement cost decreased to 100 coin (down from 200 coin);
  • Topkapi improvement cost decreased to 200 wood and 200 coin (down from 400 wood and 400 coin);
  • Tanzimat improvement cost decreased to 200 food, 200 wood and 200 coin (down from 400 food, 400 wood and 400 coin).

Russians[edit | edit source]

  • 3-Settler batch cost reverted to its original state (increased to 270 food).

Sioux[edit | edit source]

  • 4 Villagers home-city shipment removed.
  • 5 Villagers home-city shipment added to the Colonial Age (note: added as a separate shipment, not a changed version of the 4 Villagers one — has to be unlocked manually).
  • Teepee base hitpoints increased to 800 (up from 300).
  • Teepee gather rate aura boost added (4% per Teepee).
  • Teepee hitpoints aura maximum range increased to 18 (up from 12).
  • Teepee damage aura (enabled by the Friendly Territory home-city shipment) maximum range decreased to 18 (down from 24).
  • War Clubs’, Cetan Bows’ and Wakina Rifles’ ability to build Teepees by default added.
  • Aggressive Policy home-city shipment effect changed — increases the Teepees’ gather rate aura boost to 6% (up from 4%).
  • Teepee build limit decreased to 6 (down from 10).
  • Nomadic Expansion home-city shipment effect changed — increases Teepees’ build limit by 6 (down from 10).

Map changes[edit | edit source]

  • ESOC Lake Tahoe removed from the map pools due to several issues with the map.
  • ESOC Iowa added to ESOC Maps, Standard Maps and Team Maps sets.
  • KnB Maps set rebalanced and adjusted for competitive gameplay.

Launcher fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Launcher now remains usable when the update webservice isn't responding
  • Launcher will now display custom text when user cancels an update
  • Launcher will now not offer a corrupted update when the update service is in an invalid state

Anti-cheat[edit | edit source]

  • Detected cheating incidents are now automatically reported
  • Detected runtime errors are now automatically reported for troubleshooting purposes

3.1[edit | edit source]

  • Updated in-game descriptions to match design changes made in EP. Descriptions of the following units/cards/effects were updated: Teepee, Friendly Territory, Aggressive Policy, Thoroughbreds, Bakufu, Team Cheap Fishing Boats, Team Urumi, Way of the Bow, Silk Road.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Lakota Axe Riders from becoming trainable in the Native Embassy.
  • Fixed lag issues in fullscreen mode on high-DPI devices.
  • Fixed problems with resolution settings on high-DPI devices.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause various EP Launcher Options to be nonfunctional on some systems.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause a potential hacker's identification data to not be reported upon a hacking incident on some systems.

Map changes[edit | edit source]

  • Removed Homecity Water Spawn Flag from ESOC Malaysia for player 1 (neither player has the flag now).
  • Resource distribution on all KnB maps has been rebalanced to improve viability of these maps in competitive play.

3.1.1[edit | edit source]

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Integrated Treaty Patch as a bundled download, now launch-able from the EP Launcher interface and protected by EP anti-cheat.
  • New application icons
  • Introducing teams 3 & 4 into the game, making combinations such as 2v2v2 possible. Note that the new teams currently don't display properly in ESO game rooms for players other than yourself, but they will take effect once the match starts. New teams can be used on all existing maps and game modes, although some map scripts may have issues spawning the players correctly. Random team works fine with teams 3 & 4 and will never create an entirely new team.

Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Stagecoach may now be researched on ESOC Malaysia.
  • Corrected descriptions of the following maps: ESOC Manchuria, ESOC Adirondacks, ESOC Mendocino, ESOC Arizona (mostly wrong mercs).
  • Corrected the number of initial Cherry Orchard Rickshaws spawning on ESOC Herald Island and ESOC Iowa.
  • Fixed an issue where certain EP 3.0+ recorded games could go out-of-sync when opened with the EP Record Game Compatibility Tool.
  • Updated in-game descriptions of the following units/cards/techs to reflect their effects correctly: Dacoit, Socket Bayonet, 8 Rodelero, German Advanced Dock.
  • Removed green border from Silk Road card (not a team card on EP).
  • Rescued Iroquois Tomahawks now have correct multiplier against light infantry (1.6).
  • Mongolian Banner Army now has correct population count (7 -> 6).
  • Asian Castles' Bombard Attack now has correct 1.5 multiplier versus light infantry.