Heavy cavalry nerfed. Good or bad?

Redgar

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I was lucky to finish bombards yesterday, but enjoyed heavy cavalry even playing british. I agree that knights could reduce army diversity, but what you guys think? French and Greek negative feedback might be less valuable.
 

David Pasquinel

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Well, we all knew that this was comming. While I play with a balanced army, I've seem a lot of people using cav spams with ample sucess. I have mixed toughts about horsemen dealing inferior damage to economic buildings, but well, for that there is still the rest of the units rooster. At least it dont went back to pre-update stats, where they went full useless.
 

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They still have enough DPS to faceroll through defensive structures. The nerf to damage against resources doesn't matter because they won't attack those until the defensive structures are down.
 

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Well, old cavalry slowly reducedy my army variety ;) it went down to three types of units and 7 cavalry as a main strike force. All other units were there to take balistas down. Nerf is significant to me, walls are passed much longer, harder to clean all base, etc. Now cavalry surves its main purpose to distract catapults what is more fun. But building time for bombards is no fun at all, so I have mixed feelings here.
 

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The DPS reduction makes them more vulnerable to defensive unit spawn, meaning they will spend more time fighting off assailants while taking damage from buildings.
 

Darknite

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Well, I'm greek and with this last update I just have 2 thoughs in my mind:

1 - Change my nation, as the Greeks doesn't have ANY advantage now;
2 - Abandon the game.

As I WON'T BUY ANY CROWN, I'll rather go to the option 2.
 

mackoy1018

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I'm Greek as well Dark..well its not only our cavalry that got nerfed..same with other nations so we're still in the game all heavy cavalries got nerfed..am in medieval now 264 original damage down to 212 - still not bad..
 

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As a greek, I feel so bad right now.

This nation has 3 main bonuses:

1 - Get a payback in the upgrades. This one is just "OK".

2 - Upgrades finish in less time (5min per age). Well, as the upgrades after the Medieval Age take days, what difference does 30 minutes make?

3 - Have a strong cavalry. Well, NOT ANYMORE!


Being greek was already bad, but now...
 

Darknite

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I'm Greek as well Dark..well its not only our cavalry that got nerfed..same with other nations so we're still in the game all heavy cavalries got nerfed..am in medieval now 264 original damage down to 212 - still not bad..
Yeah, I know. But as Vader just said, strong cavalry was an attribute of the greek nation.
We already have weak infantry and weak archers. Now we got weak cavalry also.
 

twlabc123

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Yeah, I know. But as Vader just said, strong cavalry was an attribute of the greek nation.
We already have weak infantry and weak archers. Now we got weak cavalry also.
It's nerfed because it's overpowered. That doesn't mean it is “weak”. As mackoy1018 said, heavy cavalry is still competitive and Greek still has stronger cavalry than most of the nations.

Every unit should have it's unique role. Before this update, heavy cavalry are tanks+DPS vs building/defender/walls+raiders. It basically replaces every other unit in this game except supply cart. Now it returns to be tanks, with still decent damage vs non-resource buildings. You just need to use other units to accomplish the the missions that belong to themselves originally.
 

David Pasquinel

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Expanding what I said before, cavalry was very OP in the current state It was. They were killing base defenders with one single blow, and crunching wall sections and defenses like doritos. They did not rolled back the cavalry to the useless state before the Revolution update. Their HP is intact, and the DPS reduction was based on the post-update status. What will change is that a full stack cavalry charge will not steamroll a regular base like Hulk kicking a LEGO castle.
 

mackoy1018

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freakin...I don't know what other players get so upset as Greeks having weaker calvaries...ALL CAVALRIES got nerfed not just
Greeks but we still have better cavalries than other nations...so literally WE are not weaker. I REPEAT.. our cavalries are NOT weaker..sheesshh I dunno if they can understand ENGLISH or not.... the reason for the tweak is for troop balancing..Cavalries before the update are OP...
 

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I'm Greek and I haven't noticed much of a difference -- maybe a little slower rolling through weak bases, that's about it.
 

Redgar

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I'd understand greeks if I haven't been playing with useless british archer. I would exchange him on greeks cavalry with no doubts.
 

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I would prefer they didn't nerf the Cavalry. Now some people is going to complain about "Samurais/Vandals having highest damage in the game" and will ask the developers to spoonfeed them by nerfing the troop again. Strategy never comes into play for some people.
 
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