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Era descriptions

Postby lipk » November 1st, 2013, 3:48 pm

Hello people,

In Wesnoth 1.11.x, eras can already have descriptions. Well, they could, but they don't! I'm asking for your precious help to write them some.

This what I've got so far:
Default Era: "The standard era for Wesnoth multiplayer. Consists of six factions and is generally balanced."
Age of Heroes: "An era with higher level units: level three leaders, with level one and two units available for recruit. Consists of six factions. Not considered balanced."
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Re: Era descriptions

Postby johndh » November 1st, 2013, 10:42 pm

Personally, I'd prefer to leave subjective judgments out of any official descriptions, except maybe labeling the default era as generally considered to be balanced and consistent so players know that it's the official era that they can count on to give them the Wesnoth experience. If this thread is still needed after November ends, I'll be happy to contribute some prose for it (and I might anyway, if I get stuck while writing my novel).
It's spelled "definitely", not "definately". "Defiantly" is a different word entirely.
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Re: Era descriptions

Postby iceiceice » November 2nd, 2013, 1:24 am

I think its good to state that age of heroes is not thought to be balanced, since it is a mainline era so some may asume it meets some standard of balance.

Also I don't think the fact that it isn't balanced is controversial or subjective.
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Re: Era descriptions

Postby lipk » November 2nd, 2013, 9:53 am

Personally, I'd prefer to leave subjective judgments out of any official descriptions.

I agree, but it's not my subjective opinion that AoH is unbalanced, it's pretty much a flat fact. (Since nobody ever took any effort to balance it, and I think we can safely assume that it wasn't accidentally created perfect).
If this thread is still needed after November ends, I'll be happy to contribute some prose for it

The only deadline we have is the string freeze before 1.12, but that's way into the future at this point.

EDIT: Since there isn't much discussion going on, I committed the above two descriptions. Improvements/replacements are still welcome.
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Re: Era descriptions

Postby Temuchin Khan » November 18th, 2013, 4:33 am

Or should we write era descriptions based in Wesnoth lore? Something like this:

Default Era: A multilayer era reflecting the political situation during the reign of the evil Queen Asheviere.
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Re: Era descriptions

Postby johndh » November 18th, 2013, 10:54 pm

Temuchin Khan wrote:Or should we write era descriptions based in Wesnoth lore? Something like this:

Default Era: A multilayer era reflecting the political situation during the reign of the evil Queen Asheviere.

We could do both. E.g. "Default Era: A multiplayer era reflecting the struggles and alliances during the reign of the evil Queen Asheviere. Also the standard and official era for Wesnoth multiplayer. Consists of six factions and is generally considered to be balanced."
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Re: Era descriptions

Postby lipk » November 19th, 2013, 11:07 pm

Yeah, both is better. A large portion of MP players don't play SP at all and thus they aren't familiar with the canon.
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Re: Era descriptions

Postby Temuchin Khan » November 22nd, 2013, 10:19 pm

Both is definitely better.
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