First off thanks to all those who posted constructive posts and didnt flame me. I posted when I was massively frustrated coming off another early game loss. To those who say I’m not a good player you’re right on the money! Hence why I play the game on easy mode to ensure I am better at learning the game mechanics from build queues to fort expansion and which techs to build etc. However being destroyed by super monsters early game due to idiotic situations like the A.I deciding to attack them near my cities so they rampage towards me does not really say the game mode is easy, its also a put off when you find it extremely hard to expand quickly getting stomped into the ground while the computer seems to have no problem with that at all. People also learn what the computer players do by emulating them to some degree.
Anyway as far as the game is going, I do like the direction its headed and I think its an improvement over the last game. I personally don’t like how forts can be built any place anywhere, and believe it should be limited to 2 per city which would make resource grabbing much more strategic (personally don’t like forts but that’s me). I did enjoy the fact that you needed a food resource from the last game to enable you to build a city (created a much more cut and dry form yes you can build here or no you cant) as currently I find it pot luck on where you can build other cities. By the time you go to expand the computer has already expanded their or you have super monsters to contend with which prevents you.
I wont actually quit the game (frustrating as it may be, it still is enjoyable), however I may wait until another patch or a few more patches come out before attempting it again. I do have high hopes for this game and I believe the Devs are going in the right direction but it does need to cater for the newb players like myself. Currently easy mode does not seem easy, and for new players and newb players that can be game breaking.
I know for others that post here, living and breathing this game on the hardest difficulty is a cake walk and its great you can compete at a high level. Im just not that good and probably wont be up to the pro level like some.
Again sorry for posting such a negative comment on the forums and not really explaining myself, I hope that this clarifies some points.