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by The Black Sword
April 3rd, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Default+Dunefolk era balance
Replies: 102
Views: 21445

Re: Default+Dunefolk era balance

AI testing is not very useful for balancing MP factions. The aim is to be balanced so that the matchups are even when people are playing 'perfectly'. It's ok if the faction is weak or strong when used by/against bad players. And the AI would probably lose to the lowest ranked players on the ladder. ...
by The Black Sword
March 23rd, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Preferred Fate of the Dunefolk (formerly Khalifate)?
Replies: 65
Views: 7916

Re: Preferred Fate of the Dunefolk (formerly Khalifate)?

To be honest this is the first time I ever really thought about if the 6 faction era should be discontinued. I guess it was always so far away that it didn't even come up. I do strongly feel that the era preferred by the majority of ladder players should be included in the base game. But if the khal...
by The Black Sword
March 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Preferred Fate of the Dunefolk (formerly Khalifate)?
Replies: 65
Views: 7916

Re: Preferred Fate of the Dunefolk (formerly Khalifate)?

My understanding, back in the day, was that the khalifate were specifically designed to be played in multiplayer against the 6 default factions, unlike most UMC factions. Most other popular UMC factions were inside their own era and balanced against factions within that era for multiplayer. I would ...
by The Black Sword
November 17th, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Puzzle challenges!
Replies: 223
Views: 50726

Re: Puzzle challenges!

Spoiler:
by The Black Sword
January 6th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?
Replies: 127
Views: 29921

Re: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era

In alternate era, TBS decided to just nerf their hp so that adepts are more effective It was -10% cold damage btw, similar effect but doesn't affect other matchups much. More on topic, I'd probably go with the bowman as the least useful lvl 1 as well. For lvl 2s, I'd probably go with the trapper. T...
by The Black Sword
December 21st, 2013, 9:37 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: World Conquest II
Replies: 318
Views: 81453

Re: World Conquest tek

I'm fairly free tomorrow or Monday if you guys want to put a time on it?
by The Black Sword
December 16th, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: World Conquest II
Replies: 318
Views: 81453

Re: World Conquest tek

Yup, I should have a bit more time than usual. If anyone wants to be the third, let us know.
by The Black Sword
December 15th, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: World Conquest II
Replies: 318
Views: 81453

Re: World Conquest tek

Hmm, anyone(Rigor?) want to schedule some time to play this?
by The Black Sword
December 5th, 2013, 6:37 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: 2v2 conversation
Replies: 49
Views: 5539

Re: 2v2 conversation

I think the problem with PoD is just the size/time factor, same with Terra Dwelve. PoD is actually my favourite map I think, Nerds played in 2 out of the 3 games there. But when you're trying to fit into a schedule and you're never sure how long a game will take or if there will be a third game, Und...
by The Black Sword
November 26th, 2013, 5:38 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Where does this evolution of sprites lead?
Replies: 56
Views: 8162

Re: Where does this evolution of sprites lead?

It certainly feels to me that the number of animated sprites in the game has been increasing over the years.

That's just my impression, I have no stats to back it up, but then you aren't presenting any either.
by The Black Sword
November 14th, 2013, 6:54 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Complete] The Grand Tag! 2v2 Tournament - 4th edition
Replies: 342
Views: 65243

Re: The Grand Tag! 2v2 Tournament - 4th edition (Grand Final

Congrats to Daunt and Snowman, 3 great games, looking forward to the finals.

Thanks to Dunno for running the tournament and to tek for coming back to team with me. The TGT wouldn't be the same without him. :D
by The Black Sword
November 14th, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Random Map Picker
Replies: 33
Views: 4055

Re: Random Map Picker

Do you mean Rushed By Yetis? I don't think the RMP is up there anymore.
by The Black Sword
November 12th, 2013, 7:24 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Complete] The Grand Tag! 2v2 Tournament - 4th edition
Replies: 342
Views: 65243

Re: The Grand Tag! 2v2 Tournament - 4th edition (Semifinals)

3rd game? Check(sort of :P ).
TGT tradition upheld? Check.

Er, I should have added winning the third game to my list. :lol2:

RNG vs Nerds R Us continues in an hour.
by The Black Sword
November 9th, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: Khalifate gameplay thread (feedback on balance and bugs)
Replies: 373
Views: 64936

Re: Khalifate gameplay thread (feedback on balance and bugs)

@TBS: Are you keen to run another tournament?
I've been super busy recently, at the least, I'll need to wait until the TGT ends anyway. I'd be interested in another tournament though.
by The Black Sword
November 9th, 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Complete] The Grand Tag! 2v2 Tournament - 4th edition
Replies: 342
Views: 65243

Re: The Grand Tag! 2v2 Tournament - 4th edition (Semifinals)

It's been an ancient custom since the very first TGT that no round should end in time and now this... I guess players and admins just don't value the traditions of ye olden days anymore... After another long and bloody session, Nerds vs RNG game 2 remains undecided, on Monday at 1800GMT, the Nerds ...