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by Scatha
July 9th, 2011, 10:39 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [interface] Improved stat tables in unit profile
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Improved resistance/defense/movement tables in unit prof

I think this is a very good idea indeed; that table has always bugged me. I particularly like your mocked up graphical representation of unit resistances, but I think that improving the defence/movement table is more important, as the thing is simply hard to use at the moment -- there's no obvious w...
by Scatha
July 7th, 2011, 4:37 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 137325

Re: Ladder Site Online...

Insinuator : It is precisely because of the trust issue that I'd like to see the rule changed. If arguably-justifiable things (like second accounts) are permissible, I think there will be lower chance -- and lower perceptions of the chance -- of people deciding that the rules are silly and disregar...
by Scatha
July 7th, 2011, 3:22 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 137325

Re: Ladder Site Online...

Hi Faello , I think that the "it doesn't matter" analysis is correct, but only asymptotically (this is the "after the first few games" issue which also affects new players). Also, there are a number of assumptions being made which I guess will hold up approximately but not perfectly. For instance pe...
by Scatha
July 7th, 2011, 2:15 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 137325

Re: Ladder Site Online...

Such is my idealism that I would rather attempt to enforce the ideal system as it should be used than abandon it because it cannot be enforced properly despite realizing this. I think you're making the best the enemy of the good; nonetheless I have a great deal of sympathy for that point of view! I...
by Scatha
July 7th, 2011, 2:07 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 137325

Re: Ladder Site Online...

Alternatively you could rewrite the rules to allows multiple accounts and attempt to regulate it, maybe even putting casual alts in a different league or something but this seems like it would take a lot more effort for very little gain over the system we have now. I'll join the crowd discussing it...
by Scatha
July 7th, 2011, 11:50 am
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 137325

Re: Ladder Site Online...

I haven't played nearly as much on the ladder as some of you, but I still thought I'd chip in. (I'll note that this is my only account.) To my mind Oook has made the most sense in this discussion. It seems to me that having multiple accounts bring various advantages, and also the distinct disadvanta...
by Scatha
May 28th, 2011, 10:39 pm
Forum: WML Workshop
Topic: Reckless trait
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Reckless trait

Just a suggestion, but as all damage in the game is either attack or defence, this means that the 'regular' damage will never be used. It might therefore make more sense to the players to have it use the regular damage on defence and 400% damage on attack (or regular damage on attack and 25% damage ...
by Scatha
May 28th, 2011, 11:10 am
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Planning system/Whiteboard feedback
Replies: 49
Views: 10398

Re: Planning system/Whiteboard feedback

First the good news: tschmitz was accepted in GSoC to work on the multiplayer part of the whiteboard, so if all goes well that'll be done by the end of summer. I'm delighted to hear that! Your comments confirm my feeling that the emphasis needs to be on how the formation will look at the end. For (...
by Scatha
May 24th, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Planning system/Whiteboard feedback
Replies: 49
Views: 10398

Re: Planning system/Whiteboard feedback

Hello again. It has been a while, but I think I can provide some further useful feedback/suggestions on the whiteboard. I should say that I am still very fond of this feature. On the Visuals: Playing some multiplayer with people who were less familiar with it, they were also quite positive, but some...
by Scatha
May 24th, 2011, 11:12 am
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Heavy infantryman run animation
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

Re: Heavy infantryman run animation

[Disclaimer: I'm far from an expert in this] In a related direction to the two posts above, I've realised that something which makes it look odd to my eye is that normally when someone runs their left arm moves forward in sync with the their right leg, and vice-versa. You almost have the left arm mo...
by Scatha
May 20th, 2011, 6:22 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 137325

Re: Ladder Site Online...

I think that that kind of rating inflation is a consequence of publicly visible individual ratings. If you give high ratings to people they are more likely to rate you highly, so there is incentive to give high ratings. This might be averted by not making individual game scores visible, but that has...
by Scatha
May 18th, 2011, 10:50 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: B.U.R.S. (Bizarre and Unusual Recruit Styles)
Replies: 176
Views: 35736

Re: B.U.R.S. (Bizarre and Unusual Recruit Styles)

A (successful) wose-and-scout-only recruit against Northerners on HGB:
http://ladder.subversiva.org/gamedetail ... %3A49%3A55
by Scatha
May 18th, 2011, 8:17 pm
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: Khalifate gameplay thread (feedback on balance and bugs)
Replies: 373
Views: 68418

Re: Khalifate feedback thread

I second the comment about the Rami vs the Jundi. I'd like to see the Rami buffed, and I'd prefer either giving it an impact resist of +10% (along with the Khaiyal) or making it the faction's 8MP unit (slowing the falcon).
by Scatha
May 16th, 2011, 6:51 pm
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: Khalifate gameplay thread (feedback on balance and bugs)
Replies: 373
Views: 68418

Re: Khalifate feedback thread

A quick game, Khalifate over Drakes. Drakes try attacking with a saurian-heavy base. The first night this is beaten back, and the second night while Khalifate retreat, half the map away a falcon and jundi based assassination occurs. Having uncontested rights to the water in the centre gave me a lot ...
by Scatha
May 15th, 2011, 11:39 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [Mainline] Replace the 'Marksman' weapon special
Replies: 27
Views: 3572

Re: [Mainline] Replace the 'Marksman' weapon special

The chance of failing to poison a dwarf in the mountains (or any other case of 70% defense) jumps from 6.4% to 21.6%, though. Failing over three times as often; slightly over 1/5 of each attempt. While correct, "Failing over three times as often" is kind of misleading, as it's simply the wrong meas...