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by WesnothNewbie
September 16th, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?
Replies: 127
Views: 37336

Re: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era

Actually, to counter HI what you really need is a mage... But to answer your question, I've always found the Bowman worthless for my playing style. It has it's uses, just not generally for me. :wink: Well maybe, but when fighting loyalists, they usually send out lots of spearmen and bowmen, as that...
by WesnothNewbie
September 16th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?
Replies: 127
Views: 37336

Re: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era

Goblin Spearman in Northerners is the most useless for me. He is very fragile, and he does not have ZoC . He can advance with 2 kills, but his level-1 types are relatively fragile(26 or 31). Although he does not need upkeep, 9 gold seems too expensive for a unit with 18 HP and no ZoC. I always use ...
by WesnothNewbie
September 15th, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?
Replies: 127
Views: 37336

What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?

Hey, I know there is a thread on what people think is their favorite unit in the game, so I decided to make a thread asking people what they think the WORST unit in the default era is. Personally, I have two units I seriously don't like; the Loyalist Heavy Infantryman,and the Knalgan Ulfserker. The ...
by WesnothNewbie
September 10th, 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Can anyone give me some good village grabbing strategies?
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Re: Can anyone give me some good village grabbing strategies

You mentioned fighters futilely attacking skeletons. I think I over recruited fighters and possibly even shamans. I thought that I couldn't recruit too many mages because I then wouldn't be able to screen them properly. Apparently, I didn't recruit enough mages to get rid of the skeletons properly....
by WesnothNewbie
September 9th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Can anyone give me some good village grabbing strategies?
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Re: Can anyone give me some good village grabbing strategies

Well, to begin with, if you're playing on an unfamiliar map, you should examine it before starting. There was no shroud, so that shouldn't have been a problem. This map is one of the largest mainline 2p, so lots and lots of elvish scouts would probably have been justified; your initial combat perfo...
by WesnothNewbie
September 8th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Can anyone give me some good village grabbing strategies?
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Can anyone give me some good village grabbing strategies?

Hi, I recently played a multiplayer match with me Rebels vs Undead player Jugador. I ended up having a lucky win because the battle was dragging on so long that we decided to do a king vs king match up where I won (I was in forest... IT was daytime...). But if the battle had continued, I would proba...
by WesnothNewbie
September 3rd, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Too many unbalanced campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Re: Too many unbalanced campaigns

What I stressed wasn't necessarily that campaigns should have you starting with equal gold and levelled units and trying to make a super AI, but rather that campaign developers should really think about how the player is going to be able to beat the scenario, if they are less experienced or have fe...
by WesnothNewbie
August 29th, 2012, 8:44 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Too many unbalanced campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Re: Too many unbalanced campaigns

Even if they AI isn't very clever, if they have larger numbers, larger amounts of levelled unit, AND you don't have many units that can effectively counteract them, you start to get trouble. Now, I don't mean to be rude or insulting, but I think this needs to be said. Other people have done it. It ...
by WesnothNewbie
August 26th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Too many unbalanced campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Re: Too many unbalanced campaigns

I'm using 1.8.6 at the moment, so I don't know how many people can play with me on the server, I thought it was the latest version in the repositories, but apparently 1.10 is (no idea why 1.10 is newer than 1.8.6). It goes like 8, 9, 10... So 1.10.3 is newer than 1.8.6 Ah thank you for that, both o...
by WesnothNewbie
August 26th, 2012, 6:27 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Too many unbalanced campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Re: Too many unbalanced campaigns

Read this: http://wiki.wesnoth.org/WhyWritingAWesnothAIIsHard . It's not that the developers don't know how the AI should behave, it's just that telling it how is very, very hard. Hmm... Well that was an interesting link, thank you for posting. I can certainly understand the difficulty of programmi...
by WesnothNewbie
August 26th, 2012, 4:03 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Too many unbalanced campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Re: Too many unbalanced campaigns

Well playing MP maps against the AI on even will remain disappointing for a while until better AI is available try a little handicap. Like giving the AI some additional base income and starting gold - still on a MP map - and suddenly it won't feel so different from a campaign. And some campaigns ha...
by WesnothNewbie
August 26th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Too many unbalanced campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Re: Too many unbalanced campaigns

Campaigns are materially unfair because the AI is stupid. Until wesnoth developers can get a good enough API that people can actually enjoy writing AI, and then (after that point) someone offers up a prize to a computer that can beat them in multiplayer 3/5, the AI is going to be pretty sucky. This...
by WesnothNewbie
August 23rd, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Too many unbalanced campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Too many unbalanced campaigns

I apologize if this sounds like a bit of a rant, but bear with me. I think that many mainline campaigns, including AOI and to some degree HttT, are somewhat unbalanced in favour of the AI. The enemy usually has more gold and more leveled units than the player- I can understand this, it makes campaig...
by WesnothNewbie
August 11th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Defence strategies? (for the AI)
Replies: 60
Views: 27445

Re: Defence strategies? (for the AI)

I would think the AI would be a better one if it tried to emulate a human more, and that means instead of playing by the book all the time and making no mistakes, it should deliberately make some mistakes and make unpredictable surprise decisions. Funny that you should say that... A bunch of us are...
by WesnothNewbie
August 9th, 2012, 4:48 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Defence strategies? (for the AI)
Replies: 60
Views: 27445

Re: Defence strategies? (for the AI)

To be honest, I always thought the AI was rather predictable. For example, if I were to move a Dwarfish Guardsman in a strong position (like a mountainous village, let's say) close to the AI's troops, and leave my commander unprotected, the AI often does the stupid idea of making several units waste...