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by PhilipN
October 28th, 2012, 4:45 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.
Replies: 76
Views: 6630

Re: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.

Another funny/ridiculous setting I thought of--

Why is the Cuttlefish's ink attack a "pierce" attack?
by PhilipN
October 28th, 2012, 4:43 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.
Replies: 76
Views: 6630

Re: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.

I only brought up the thing about trolls not being made of rock because someone earlier had made a point about trolls vs. HI based on their weight (using the density of rock as the trolls' density). And while Wesnoth is not Lord of the Rings (or any other particular fantasy series/world), it borrows...
by PhilipN
October 27th, 2012, 11:19 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.
Replies: 76
Views: 6630

Re: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.

And by the way, Mushroom Groves ARE groves of giant mushrooms, and mushrooms DO require decaying organic matter in real life. Also, I would suggest that the Cuttlefish is not identical to the real-life cuttlefish of the same name, that doesn't have tentacles capable of killing humans and even toughe...
by PhilipN
October 27th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.
Replies: 76
Views: 6630

Re: Facts of Funny and Ridiculous settings series.

To anyone who thinks this is a "nitpicking" and "complaining" thread: Please read the title of the thread. This thread is for ENTERTAINMENT, and should be participated in for enjoyment (all this talk of "realistic" fire-creatures clearly demonstrates this :) ) Now that I've said that, I think the un...
by PhilipN
June 23rd, 2009, 12:11 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: 90 Q. Wesnoth unit quiz (couldn't resist)
Replies: 116
Views: 12589

Re: 90 Q. Wesnoth unit quiz (couldn't resist)

You Scored as Orcish Grunt. You are an Orcish Grunt: cheap, powerful, but effective. What? I "disagreed" when it asked whether I didn't get along with religious people and whether I enjoyed inflicting pain on others, and agreed when it asked whether I went to church, etc., etc. Perhaps I'm a religio...
by PhilipN
May 27th, 2009, 12:23 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Enemy Units!
Replies: 29
Views: 2865

Re: Enemy Units!

I had some trouble on that scenario as well. It turned out that I needed to go back and level some more units, and work up a larger amount of gold. Plus, you might find that your level-2 elvish archers (I'm especially talking about marksmen) won't win you this scenario. They can be very helpful, eve...
by PhilipN
May 26th, 2009, 11:52 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: You've been playing Wesnoth too long when...
Replies: 1231
Views: 120543

Re: You've been playing Wesnoth too long when...

I believe that we had a series of more meaningful and on-topic posts around 1110 or 1120.
by PhilipN
May 22nd, 2009, 9:55 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: You've been playing Wesnoth too long when...
Replies: 1231
Views: 120543

Re: You've been playing Wesnoth too long when...

There are a lot of posts earlier on this thread that could legitimately go into a new thread called "you know you've been browsing the forums (or this forum in particular) when..."

1119: You read up on the history of the Great Barrier Reef and think, "What? I thought Reefs didn't come out until 1.6!"
by PhilipN
May 22nd, 2009, 9:45 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: On what version did you first play Wesnoth?
Replies: 305
Views: 50130

Re: On what version did you first play Wesnoth?

I discovered Wesnoth just a few years ago on a CD of an older version of Knoppix (a Linux distribution, for those of you who don't already know that). I also found Wesnoth 0.8 available on tucows, which looked similar to the one that I'd played earlier, so I've decided to go with 0.8. Running Linux ...
by PhilipN
May 19th, 2009, 12:16 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: You think a faction is overpowered? Come here!
Replies: 451
Views: 108365

Re: You think a faction is overpowered? Come here!

I'm still not sure why everyone has such problems with the assassins marksmanship. The assassin was already very likely to hit at least once. The marksmanship just makes it so that it works reguardless of what the targets defence and improves the odds that the assassin will hit more often for relat...
by PhilipN
May 18th, 2009, 11:41 pm
Forum: Legend of Wesmere (single player)
Topic: 16 - The Chief must die
Replies: 44
Views: 13818

Re: Scenario Review: LoW 16 - The Chief must die

(1) What difficulty levels and what version of Wesnoth have you played the scenario on? 1.6.1 medium (2) How difficult did you find the scenario? (1-10) 4-5 (3) How clear did you find the scenario objectives? Clear; kill the Orcish Sovereign and get back to the signpost before the invisibility wears...
by PhilipN
May 15th, 2009, 2:05 am
Forum: Legend of Wesmere (single player)
Topic: V1.7/1.8 - 02 - Hostile Mountains
Replies: 18
Views: 8725

Re: Scenario Review: LoW 2 - Hostile Mountains

I figured that the "east band" thing was some expression of either old English or a foreign dialect; I didn't realize that it was a typo! I needed to do a fair bit of saveloading as I had to figure out a good strategy for this map (it turns out that instead of rushing the troll and trying to hold th...
by PhilipN
May 15th, 2009, 12:03 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Worst Trait/Unit Combinatons
Replies: 39
Views: 6151

Re: Worst Trait/Unit Combinatons

I like quick on slow units. for me it is useless on units with speed 6 and more. intelligent is useless in the later campaigns. Strong is less usefull on units with less attacks. Take a human level one pikeman. I would make him a level 3 royal guard unless he has quick. then I would make him level ...
by PhilipN
May 14th, 2009, 11:30 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why Luck Belongs in Wesnoth...a personal experience
Replies: 20
Views: 1867

Re: Why Luck Belongs in Wesnoth...a personal experience

Now we're finding out why, as I read somewhere on this site, where there is a choice between simplicity and realism, the simplicity will usually win out. That being said, I started this thread in order to point out something that I think could've been in the "Luck in Wesnoth" rationale forum before ...
by PhilipN
May 6th, 2009, 12:17 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: If there's two tiles...for example a Village and Water
Replies: 21
Views: 3185

Re: If there's two tiles...for example a Village and Water

Just when I thought I had most of the Wesnoth "double tiles" (such as bridge, snowy forest, etc.) figured out (with much help from the explanations available in the "Help" window when you expand the "Terrain" section), 1.6 came out with forested hills (see the first level of the brand-spankin'-new L...