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by Eskon
January 6th, 2010, 12:35 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Ghosts unstoppable vs. Dwarves?
Replies: 17
Views: 4169

Re: Ghosts unstoppable vs. Dwarves?

Good thing Wesnoth does my math for me.

At least you didn't find anything wrong with the rest of my post, which I'll interpret as approval :)
by Eskon
January 6th, 2010, 11:27 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Ghosts unstoppable vs. Dwarves?
Replies: 17
Views: 4169

Re: Ghosts unstoppable vs. Dwarves?

Ulfserkers face the same equation as poachers: Strong ulfs deal 3-4 damage, non-strong 2-4. That difference is huge. Since a recruited ulf has a rather low chance to be strong (20%?) ulfs are not exactly recommended. Especially considering ghosts can run from them at day, but catch them at night. In...
by Eskon
January 5th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Undead Cookbook - A Strategy Guide for My Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 5507

Re: Undead Cookbook - A Strategy Guide for My Brother

The smaller the maps and the more ghosts, the more you can do without bats, but I tend to agree. It's hardly possible to boil any matchup down to recruiting just three units, even if one of those units is the all-purpose awesome dark adept. I think overall your brother or anyone will learn more by t...
by Eskon
January 4th, 2010, 8:24 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Factional jack or specialist?
Replies: 91
Views: 19844

Re: Factional jack or specialist?

Of course I take it personal. Why the hell are you taking any of this personal? I'll repeat myself: You can become a good specialist . You can be successful playing one faction exclusively. I am not saying this just to spite you. It is possible to play drakes in a way that gives you near-equal chan...
by Eskon
January 4th, 2010, 12:56 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Factional jack or specialist?
Replies: 91
Views: 19844

Re: Factional jack or specialist?

Say, Yoyobuae, how often have you faced a loyalist (or rebel) player with a red mage versus your drakes? It happens, and the only reason it does is the existence of the Random choice. Drakes are weak to arcane damage, which is wielded by white mages. Random people cannot ever get white mages, and ma...
by Eskon
January 1st, 2010, 8:03 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Elvish Archer or Elvish Fighter?
Replies: 24
Views: 9012

Re: Elvish Archer or Elvish Fighter?

Fighters are better against undead than archers are because they are better against adepts and skeletons. If the undead player starts to specialize in skeletons you need woses and mages, of course, but you don't really have the luxury to recruit many of those initially.
by Eskon
December 30th, 2009, 11:07 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: How to play Northerners
Replies: 64
Views: 50730

Re: How to play Northerners

Keep in mind that the AI is notoriously bad at keeping its augurs alive. In the hands of a human with half a clue you're looking at some more trouble.

(To be honest, when I see assassins with drakes I think "Sweet, free 8 XP for my fighters")
by Eskon
December 30th, 2009, 2:04 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Elvish Archer or Elvish Fighter?
Replies: 24
Views: 9012

Re: Elvish Archer or Elvish Fighter?

Archers' main damage is pierce, so they are overall superior to fighters when fighting against enemies weak to pierce and strong against blade, namely horses. On the other hand, fighters are superior against opponents with pierce resistance and weakness to blade, saurians for instance. But that is n...
by Eskon
December 29th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Rename "thief" to "scoundrel"
Replies: 23
Views: 4835

Re: Rename "thief" to "scoundrel"

Maybe it's the German origin, but "Scoundrel" mainly sounds hilarious to me. It wouldn't fit the thief in my mind at all.

Also, what in blazes are thieves supposed to be able to steal on a battleground?
by Eskon
December 28th, 2009, 7:24 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: How to play Northerners
Replies: 64
Views: 50730

Re: How to play Northerners

With the ability of grunts to move through hills, even flying drakes will not always be able to escape a grunt - though either way the unit that does the catching in the Northerner army is the wolf rider, be it through its own speed or its ability to ZoC. Slow units will have lower capability to ZoC...
by Eskon
December 21st, 2009, 11:30 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Why people consider undead to be underpowered?
Replies: 30
Views: 5890

Re: Why people consider undead to be underpowered?

I can only speak for myself - the reason why I'll usually level a wraith if given the opportunity is not that the wraith is the overall "better" unit or anything - the two units are extremely different in the things they can and cannot do, in fact. The thing is, 21 XP needed is still 21 XP...
by Eskon
December 19th, 2009, 7:52 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: How to reduce Player 1 advantage:
Replies: 25
Views: 4171

Re: How to reduce Player 1 advantage:

One thought I had regarding the topic of "reducing player 1 advantage", what if you set the starting time of day according to the faction of player 2? If player 2 is undead or Northerner, set time of day to dusk; on turn 2, player 2 can obtain his villages or defeat village-stealing scouts...
by Eskon
December 1st, 2009, 9:25 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 218099

Re: Ladder Site Online...

Tournaments have never had time limits actually. All I know is that a chess tournament without time limits would be an absolute disaster. THEY RUIN GOOD MATCHES This is the main reason why the ladder is not nearly an accurate depiction of a competitive environment: Players can pick and choose . &qu...
by Eskon
December 1st, 2009, 6:23 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 218099

Re: Ladder Site Online...

A time limit is just something I find obligatory in any competitive environment. In a competitive environment, players try to use all the resources they have. If they have unlimited time, some will definitely use it. The fast players will start to crawl out of their skin and get angry in chat, the ...
by Eskon
December 1st, 2009, 1:51 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Ladder Site Online...
Replies: 1219
Views: 218099

Re: Ladder Site Online...

If you ask me both should be mandatory, especially fixed time of day, in the same manner as ladder ratings are restricted to the regular 1vs1 maps. They have been designed with the factions and time of day in mind, so there is no guarantee that balance as intended will still work. Balanced playing c...