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This is a common problem in the channel, most of their map are sh*t. When they talked about the skirmish around Geneva between Caesar and the Helvetii, they put the position of the oppidum at the other side of the Rhone and the bridge got misplaced after the conjunction with the Arve river... This is so f*cked up. Moreover, they used the map from Rome 2 TW as a reference for the position of the Gallic tribes... so naive. Furthermore, they are popularizing the myth that the Marian reforms existed as something written in the stone.
Kings and Generals is of mediocre quality for the accuracy but some times in a few topics they give interesting information. This is only an introduction and clearly we should fact check their videos. I think they have an excessive productivity and are too much focused on releasing videos than verifying their sources. I saw they mostly worked with Osprey titles... which are really problematic on some topics.
It seems they have a general problem with geography and for them "Africa" is only below Egypt I noticed too that they skipped the other part of North Africa.
I'm also against it, it would be very easy to guess a rush due to the temporary eco boost, the exploration score would also make it very random in early game and in general I wouldn't like informations given like that.
This is not exactly what he meant, it is not hidden in AoE2 when the next age is reached (there is a notification), but to start advancing there is hidden. In AoE2 advancing to next age is slower and has more consequences than 0 A.D. so score can spoil it a bit. But next age advancing would not be a problem in 0 A.D anyway.
Well it's gonna tell us something about the opponent. That's the whole point, isn't it? It could be less informative. It could end up being more informative. I don't understand the desire to have it in a multiplayer game. To simulate the rumors as described by coworotel?
I don't think it's cheating. It's not cheating if everyone can do it.
But we can see how everyone did with all the nice graphs at the end of the game. What is desirable about having the enemy score visible during the game?
I think it's obviously a bad idea... You need to scout to assess the strength of your enemies. Seeing live scores makes it so easy to pick off the weaker players, and shouldn't be allowed in MP matches in my opinion.