Ratings dont always represent skill and the settings we are talking about is 3v3 4v4 ara and i doubt if Cysion is 17xx here, and i wasnt referring to his skill anyway.. HEW in castle age are not like EEW in Imp. EEW in imp are much better vs cavalry counterparts while HEW, even after requiring a really expensive extra upgrade still loses to knights badly. And why should i convince you? Have you ever played rated arabia rated TGs consistently? I dont think so. I have, from time to time and was easily 1750. While the way in which i wrote my comments regarding HEW may seem arrogant to you, those are just my honest opinions. And it was this comment which further made me speak in that manner:
It's amazing how people are so erudite to perfectly judge situations they've never even faced! Aztecs have more options now with the extra eagle upgrade, but it will be up to you (or others) to discover them. It's not because the existing tactics have changed that new ones don't come instead.
If this guy has to post something like this everytime I post some opinion, then i will react the same way. If inplace of me, it was some 18xx tg player who posted the same thing, i bet his statement would be different.
I have been repeatedly asking one or more of the beta team members to explain how the HEW is to be used at pocket since months ago and still got no answer. As far as my knowledge and experience about how unit bonuses and upgrades work, Aztec pocket will become worse than now. It will take forever for them to get Elite EW out, and Heavy EW arent going to work anywhere as good.
My personal suggestion is to remove the whole Heavy EW thing. It does more harm to the game than good. But if you really want to keep it, give it an attack bonus of +4 vs cavalry instead of +2. Again, thats my opinion and i wont bother answering any idiot who is gonna post "omg why are you saying the same thing again and again blabla".