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by oberon
June 6th, 2014, 10:28 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?
Replies: 49
Views: 6837

Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?

My 11 year old daughter wants an explanation! :x It never really occured to me before :shock: :oops: There are lots of powerful female units, female leaders in multiplayer, and some in add-on campaigns, but not one in a mainline campaign. There are female enemy and allied leaders, but you never get ...
by oberon
April 17th, 2012, 9:11 am
Forum: Release Announcements, Compiling & Installation
Topic: Latest Wesnoth realease for ubuntu 11lts?
Replies: 32
Views: 8478

Re: Latest Wesnoth realease for ubuntu 11lts?

The latest release is usually fairly rapidly available in the PLayDb repoository:

http://www.playdeb.net/welcome/

At the moment they have the 10.0.2 for UBuntu 12.04 and the two previous releases.
by oberon
April 17th, 2011, 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best April Fool's
Replies: 9
Views: 3517

Re: Best April Fool's

Not a public joke, but related.

My 8 year old told one of her friends who also plays Battle For Wesnoth that in the new version all mounted units would use pink ponies. He believed it for long enough to get wound up.
by oberon
June 24th, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: The suicide bomber
Replies: 17
Views: 3969

Re: The suicide bomber

I am not sure suicide bomb is a good description: a suicide bomb is hugely asymmetrical: lots of damage from a small (even one individual), low value force. The other characteristic of real life suicide bombs is that they are a last resort when losing: the originators of the modern suicide bomb were...
by oberon
June 24th, 2010, 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Replay corrupted
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: Replay corrupted

I got lots of corrupted replays on 1.6 on Mandriva Linux. I have not played 1.8.x enough to know whether its makes a difference (I stopped playing in April and only just started again). Anyway, its not just a 1.4 problem.
by oberon
June 24th, 2010, 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey
Replies: 105
Views: 14542

Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

My seven year old daughter plays, but is not likely to post in the forums.
by oberon
June 24th, 2010, 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: .
Replies: 123
Views: 11838

Re: Hulavuta's Rants

@HUlavata and @Dixie, I have never actually come across either of these, and find it very hard to believe they are anything like as common as actual racism. Incidentally, positive discrimination over race is illegal in the UK, but it is (sort of) legal over sex. Not quite sure what the logic behind ...
by oberon
May 2nd, 2010, 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: .
Replies: 123
Views: 11838

Re: Hulavuta's Rants

How much energy does it take to give order to other people to do the fighting? A Wesnoth like games might translate better than you think. Also, I thought hexagonal grid based turn based strategy games are descended from a game designed to train army officers? The US army gives away a game (America'...
by oberon
May 2nd, 2010, 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 119313

Re: What are you reading right now?

I have been reading a lot less since I discovered Wesnoth.....
by oberon
May 2nd, 2010, 8:30 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Bell curves and randomization, and other cool stuff. =)
Replies: 19
Views: 3641

Re: Bell curves and randomization, and other cool stuff. =)

I would rather not play most of a scenario (45 min to an hour) and lose the scenario based on a few bad rolls. I'd rather lose early, or lose late only if I have made a number of bad miscalculations. If that happens often, you are taking too many risks. I am a comparative newbie, (finished the five...
by oberon
April 28th, 2010, 9:19 pm
Forum: Legend of Wesmere (single player)
Topic: V1.5/1.6 - SP Scenario Review: LoW 1 - The Uprooting
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Re: Scenario Review: LoW 1 - The Uprooting

Are you sure it is too hard on hard? Remember that you win when Kalenz reaches the signpost. It has certainly become much harder. Too hard for me anyway. It was a campaign I was struggling with (unable to get past Saurian Treasury) on 1.6, so I decided to go back to the first scenario and try again...
by oberon
April 27th, 2010, 9:34 pm
Forum: Legend of Wesmere (single player)
Topic: V1.7/1.8 - SP Scenario Review: LoW 1 - The Uprooting
Replies: 15
Views: 8372

Re: Scenario Review: LoW 1 - The Uprooting

This seems to be a lot harder in 1.8: the southern leader recruits a lot of assassins, which are very hard to counter without any units that can cure or enough villages for the poisoned units.
by oberon
April 2nd, 2010, 6:31 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Wesnoth Unit Quiz (The Original)
Replies: 135
Views: 19432

Re: Wesnoth Unit Quiz (The Original)

You are a Mage of Light - Holy and righteous, though sometimes disliked for it, you are always appreciated for your power to bring light to your friends and dispel Undead. Mage of Light 100% Arch Mage 92% Ancient Wose 83% Elvish Shyde 75% Drake Flameheart 75% Dwarfish Berserker 75% Royal Guard 75% O...
by oberon
April 2nd, 2010, 6:13 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Noob question.
Replies: 27
Views: 3116

Re: Noob question.

I am a noob, but I very quickly found I felt I was cheating if I kept doing it. I pretty much have a set of rules about it now, I reload if: 1) I did something completely stupid that was not part of game strategy - e.g. click the ok button on an attack without checking what attack I was using (e.g. ...
by oberon
March 30th, 2010, 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 119313

Re: What are you reading right now?

Do the Tolkien fans here like his other stuff? There is less of it, but stories like Smith of Wooten Major, Farmer Giles of Ham, and The Tree and The Leaf, are certainly worth reading and there are a few translations and other things as well - and that is just the fiction.