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by Zakalwe
December 10th, 2009, 6:48 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: 4P MP map - Balance of Power (working title)
Replies: 0
Views: 647

4P MP map - Balance of Power (working title)

Hello, I'm currently working on my first multiplayer map for Wesnoth. Balance of Power (working title) is a 4 player map and has an asymmetric village allocation. The map is long, with the players arranged P3(6) / P1(12) / P2(6) / P4(6). The numbers in the brackets are the villages allocated to each...
by Zakalwe
November 13th, 2009, 7:07 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Thunderer/Bowman Dagger/Short Sword
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Thunderer/Bowman Dagger/Short Sword

This is a very minor aesthetic point but the Dwarven Thunderer uses a dagger (basically a 1 foot knife) that does 6-2(!!) damage whilst the Human Bowman uses a short sword that does a rather lower 4-2 damage. I totally agree that this is great game balance, I do not propose any change to the damage....
by Zakalwe
November 12th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Ability idea dump
Replies: 21
Views: 4230

Re: Ability idea dump

A few more ideas: Haste: Unit can move (and/or attack) on the same move it is recruited or recalled. - To use this in a balanced faction it would have to be an expensive scout unit or some other niche unit. Can make it very dangerous to get close to the faction leader in games. Brain drain: Weapon s...
by Zakalwe
November 6th, 2009, 4:00 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Little clean up in the preferences
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Little clean up in the preferences

That sounds like a helpful and sensible change. Good idea!
by Zakalwe
November 6th, 2009, 3:58 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Modest ability proposal: Finesse
Replies: 61
Views: 7464

Re: Modest ability proposal: Finesse

I agree that a 10% overall increase in accuracy would be much better and less complicated. It should be for both attack and defense and should come with a slight exp increase for fencers > duellists > master at arms. Furthermore a slight cost increase for duellists and masters at arms would also be ...
by Zakalwe
October 26th, 2009, 5:24 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Random start location on multiplayer maps
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Random start location on multiplayer maps

Hi Aethaeryn, Thank you, I agree you are correct that random player number is better than random starting location. Will that be a problem vis-a-vis still allowing players to choose which teams they are on? How would you suggest making it possible to either be randomly assigned a team in a team game...
by Zakalwe
October 26th, 2009, 5:06 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Random start location on multiplayer maps
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Random start location on multiplayer maps

Right now with multi-player maps you are restricted to choosing 'player 1, player 2, player 3' etc. on the pre-game screen and these correspond to fixed and known starting locations on each map. What I would like to propose is the following change: The ability to choose to host a game with random st...
by Zakalwe
October 26th, 2009, 4:44 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Multiplayer: Balancing "random race" vs specified one
Replies: 21
Views: 3628

Re: Multiplayer: Balancing "random race" vs specified one

Hi ALX23, Firstly I'd like to point out to you that the change that you are suggesting would only be used by people who don't use random in the first place. There are two players in every game and while you may consider your faction choice to be 'your' decision, you must also recall that picking ran...
by Zakalwe
September 18th, 2009, 1:51 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Westward and northward bias of AI
Replies: 28
Views: 8807

Re: Westward and northward bias of AI

I'd just like to add that I think that a similar bug is also present whenever the AI recruits. The units recruited are often on hexes that are opposite the direction of the opponents. Boucman: I think being able to reproduce and track down bugs is important, but when it comes to AI behaviour having ...
by Zakalwe
September 18th, 2009, 12:13 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: More exposure for portraits (NOT on the sidebar)
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

Re: More exposure for portraits (NOT on the sidebar)

How about show the unit portrait when a unit promotes? You could also put in information like the kills that the unit has made and other fun stats etc. etc.
by Zakalwe
September 9th, 2009, 8:51 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: can set mark on unit, so that player can protect useful unit
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Re: can set mark on unit, so that player can protect useful unit

Aethaeryn I see what you are saying, but it overlooks other reasons why people would want to rename units (one of which, I have already given) - i.e. FLAVOUR. (naming units after favourite characters from books/films or friends etc.) The other reason is also practical: Some units may have unique abi...
by Zakalwe
September 6th, 2009, 4:16 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: can set mark on unit, so that player can protect useful unit
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Re: can set mark on unit, so that player can protect useful unit

Three points: 1. Units have names (with the exception of undead I believe) 2. Players can re-name units (if I remember correctly) 3. Why not make an option for units names to display underneath them? Then players can give a special name (or just all caps or something) to the units they consider impo...
by Zakalwe
September 5th, 2009, 6:41 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Bats: Flying Wonders?
Replies: 148
Views: 27089

Re: Bats: Flying Wonders?

My theory is that the gigantic fungal growths that are mushroom grooves grow in damp dark caves, which are hard for most units to move through. Although this theory fails to explain why BATS are struggling to move through the caves (with mushrooms inside). To take an analogy from Batman imagine Batm...
by Zakalwe
September 3rd, 2009, 9:43 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Split the AI system for better MP performance
Replies: 10
Views: 1795

Re: Split the AI system for better MP performance

I thought about what you are saying and I think you might have a good point. Now the arguments I had were basically that in MP the AI cannot afford to be reckless because it (ideally) has to compete on even terms with the human and therefore must conserve its resources and use its units intelligentl...
by Zakalwe
September 2nd, 2009, 7:12 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: New AI Design for Wesnoth 1.7
Replies: 51
Views: 16256

Re: New AI Design for Wesnoth 1.7

Hey pauxlo , Thank you for your input. I see what you are saying but I think you missed a bit at the end where I wrote: Finally run some sort of algorithim that smears out the data in the array so that adjacent hexes will share values (think of it as a mathematical 'blur tool') - this may have to be...