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by The Great Rings
March 4th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Shouldn't a STONE CASTLE provide more defense than a wooden palisade?
Replies: 17
Views: 2336

Re: Shouldn't a STONE CASTLE provide more defense than a wooden palisade?

I wouldn't mind giving stone castles greater defensive advantages over wooden ones (sort of like hills and mountains have different defensive values IIRC). But I don't think its essential. By necessity, the game simplifies/abstracts some things, as noted above. Also, a wooden vs stone castle will pr...
by The Great Rings
March 1st, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What other turn-based strategy games do you remember?
Replies: 4
Views: 4692

Re: What other turn-based strategy games do you remember?

Though not only a turn-based strategy series (it has real time tactical battles and a turn based strategic map), the Total War games can be played as turn based strategy if you autoresolve the battles, and I've had a lot of fun with those. Not at all like Wesnoth, though, which should be called a tu...
by The Great Rings
April 23rd, 2017, 11:31 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Heir to the Throne plot/dialog discussion.
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: Heir to the Throne plot/dialog discussion.

That'd be me. Good to know. :) Sure, "skilled and courageous" sounds more fitting there. Right then. I've always rather read that as implying that Eldred was just waiting for the right moment to execute his plan during the battle. To an observer, it'd simply look like they suddenly turned on the ki...
by The Great Rings
April 23rd, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Heir to the Throne plot/dialog discussion.
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: Heir to the Throne plot/dialog discussion.

That makes sense. Its just that the wording comes off as somewhat unclear/ambiguous, and I'm wondering if that was deliberate.
by The Great Rings
April 23rd, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Are humans overfeatured?
Replies: 28
Views: 7684

Re: Are humans overfeatured?

There absolutely ought to be a Drake/Saurian campaign - I've written up an outline for one but stuff got in the way. I know pretty much exactly when it ought to be taking place though. When? :) And well, the thing with an Undead without the dark mages is that undead creations are canonically somewh...
by The Great Rings
April 23rd, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Are humans overfeatured?
Replies: 28
Views: 7684

Re: Are humans overfeatured?

I agree with you but technically decent into darkness is an undead campaign because the protagonist becomes a lich and more importantly you can recruit undead through out the campaign. Fair enough, I guess, but I'd still like a campaign with a ghost or skeleton protagonist, I think. For that matter...
by The Great Rings
April 23rd, 2017, 7:15 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Writing assistance.
Replies: 7
Views: 4193

Re: Writing assistance.

I've put up a thread specifically for discussing dialog/story editing of HttT, if anyone's interested.
by The Great Rings
April 23rd, 2017, 7:15 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Heir to the Throne plot/dialog discussion.
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Heir to the Throne plot/dialog discussion.

Yes, another one of those threads. :P It was prompted by Sapient's suggestion in my last thread: https://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=45239 So, I've been going over HttT (version 1.12.6), specifically the story/dialog, and I had some thoughts on how they could be improved, but thought I s...
by The Great Rings
April 22nd, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Writing assistance.
Replies: 7
Views: 4193

Re: Writing assistance.

I don't know, but since the thread seems to have died almost four years ago, I'm guessing no. I recall a number of threads discussing improvements to HttT's dialog and plot over the years, but I don't know if any of those efforts ever got added, even partially, to mainline. Its a subject I'd certain...
by The Great Rings
April 22nd, 2017, 5:56 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Writing assistance.
Replies: 7
Views: 4193

Writing assistance.

I'm a long-time fan of Wesnoth, but my skills and interests lie more in the direction of writing than coding, music, or graphics. So, I'm putting this out here: if anyone wants assistance with campaign stories, dialog, or proof-reading/editing of narration/dialog, I am interested in assisting (time ...
by The Great Rings
April 20th, 2017, 11:38 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Some campaign ideas.
Replies: 11
Views: 3112

Re: Some campaign ideas.

Hello there! You have suggested quite intriguing stories for campaigns. It would be worth your while if you coded them yourself. WML is not that hard to learn and most new coders start off by editing an existing project such as A Simple Campaign. However, there maybe someone willing to code it for ...
by The Great Rings
April 20th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: I just killed Rakshas...On Nightmare in "An Old Friend"
Replies: 14
Views: 6343

Re: I just killed Rakshas...On Nightmare in "An Old Friend"

That's awesome, nice job! It's always interesting to see that no matter how impossible the author tries to make a scenario, Wesnoth players will always manage to find some way around it. :D Due to the way RNG works, their's really no such thing as an unwinnable battle in this game, short of a time ...
by The Great Rings
April 20th, 2017, 11:33 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Are humans overfeatured?
Replies: 28
Views: 7684

Re: Are humans overfeatured?

Yeah, I think humans are over-featured. Dwarves and elves get featured quite a bit, of course, and the orcs are often used as villains and even got their own mainline campaign, but I'd like to see more on the factions that aren't the generic Tolkienesque fantasy staples. I've been out of the Wesnoth...
by The Great Rings
November 23rd, 2015, 10:14 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: What are the worst units in the game
Replies: 52
Views: 11680

Re: What are the worst units in the game

I'm not a fan of ulfserkers.

They're expensive and strong enough to be annoying when facing them but too fragile to be worth their cost.
by The Great Rings
November 14th, 2015, 2:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would you date an Orc?
Replies: 21
Views: 13460

Re: Would you date an Orc?

;) I'm just being silly, bit I've noticed how much attention is given to female Elves in fantasy games and wondering about other races. In most fantasy games and litereature there are Half-Orcs, meaning it is possible for Orcs to breed with Humans. Those could be hybrids as a result of dark magic t...