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by gnombat
March 20th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Wesnoth Wiki scope
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Wesnoth Wiki scope

Thanks for the response. I was vaguely aware of these pages, but you're quite right: they are lacking maintenance. I haven't found any forums/wiki discussion pages which say this explicitly, but I'm guessing that the community would prefer for these to be brought up to scratch before perhaps splitt...
by gnombat
March 19th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Wesnoth Wiki scope
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Wesnoth Wiki scope

I'm curious to know what the intended scope of the Wesnoth wiki is expected to be. Most game wikis (generally hosted on Wikia) have a large amount of lore and dedicate pages to all characters/scenarios/locations (for instance, wowwiki.fandom.com). The Wesnoth wiki seems primarily focused on advice ...
by gnombat
March 12th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: WML Workshop
Topic: How Do Code?
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: How Do Code?

I don't know if you've seen it or not, but there is a tutorial designed for beginners:

https://wiki.wesnoth.org/WML_for_Complete_Beginners

This will explain things like what a "tag" is, etc.
by gnombat
March 1st, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Shouldn't a STONE CASTLE provide more defense than a wooden palisade?
Replies: 14
Views: 982

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

I think (this was long before I started playing the game) in the beginning all castles were stone, and then some of them were changed to different materials as people created new graphics. Evidence: http://shadowm.ai0867.net/images/d/wesnoth-stoneage/v1-main-thumbnail.png http://shadowm.ai0867.net/i...
by gnombat
February 25th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: BfW is a game that relies on save-scumming too much
Replies: 38
Views: 6470

Re: BfW is a game that relies on save-scumming too much

I am sure that many heroes and loyal units is great. In Chapter III of my campaign there are 9 loyal units and 8 heroes at some moment. But it is ok if your enemy has only lvl1 units and you have a meat to recruit. I haven't played that campaign so I can't comment on it specifically but in general ...
by gnombat
February 25th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: BfW is a game that relies on save-scumming too much
Replies: 38
Views: 6470

Re: BfW is a game that relies on save-scumming too much

It's really bad when you lose loyal units or heroes that way. Well, there's your problem. Apparently, you are putting your important units in positions where they can die. I've noticed that some campaigns tend to force the player to rely on loyal/hero units too much. (Usually UMC; mainline campaign...
by gnombat
February 12th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: A Song of Fire: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews
Replies: 319
Views: 108019

Re: A Song of Fire: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews

I am new to BfW but not to that kind of games. But I guess You are right. It is always a shame that one can't experience great campaigns in a new game as long as one tries to learn the fine mechanics of a game and makes a lot of beginner mistakes. Replaying these campaigns later is not much fun. Wo...
by gnombat
February 11th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: A Song of Fire: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews
Replies: 319
Views: 108019

Re: A Song of Fire: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews

Hello! I'm really new to BfW and am overwhelmed. After finished one campaign (Two Brothers) I intend to play the campaigns in chronological order, so the first one is YOUR Trilogy! :-) Even if you get it working, that may still be pretty overwhelming for a beginner - note that this trilogy has over...
by gnombat
January 30th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired
Replies: 54
Views: 17865

Re: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired

I tested this with my network by logging in to the official server, creating a game and waiting 15 minutes, and returning to the lobby; I no longer see the error message and I'm obviously still connected, so it appears to be working. (I can still force the error message to appear by manually blockin...
by gnombat
January 28th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: how to switch to desktop version on mobile?
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: how to switch to desktop version on mobile?

Probably not, but is there a specific issue with the website on mobile? (Maybe it can be fixed.)
by gnombat
January 26th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired
Replies: 54
Views: 17865

Re: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired

Well, I can reproduce the issue by following the steps outlined in the initial post (as I described above), and I'm not in Italy (if that was not clear already). The only difference is that I can see the issue after 5 minutes instead of 10 minutes; but this makes sense to me, because I know from pre...
by gnombat
January 24th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired
Replies: 54
Views: 17865

Re: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired

One thing to keep in mind about the error message - it appears that this is just Microsoft's (cryptic) way of telling you that you lost your network connection. So it could potentially have multiple different causes. In Ado64's case it seems to occur only in specific situations, when the connection ...
by gnombat
January 6th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Website Safety?
Replies: 11
Views: 1667

Re: Website Safety?

Google's Safe Browsing service reports "No unsafe content found".

https://transparencyreport.google.com/s ... oth.org%2F
by gnombat
January 6th, 2019, 1:39 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired
Replies: 54
Views: 17865

Re: Connection failed: the semaphore timeout has expired

Assuming this is similar to the OP's issue, the question is: what is it about his network which causes this for him, when nobody else sees (or, at least, reports) the error in normal operations. How do we know that nobody else sees or reports this? There was a post above that shows several bugs in ...