[POLL] What mainline campaign you like most?

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What mainline campaign you like most?

A Tale of Two Brothers
0
No votes
An Orcish Incursion
0
No votes
The South Guard
6
12%
Liberty
8
16%
Legend of Wesmere
0
No votes
The Eastern Invasion
0
No votes
The Hammer of Thursagan
2
4%
Descent into Darkness
5
10%
Delfador's Memoirs
0
No votes
Dead Water
2
4%
The Sceptre of Fire
3
6%
Son of the Black-Eye
1
2%
The Rise of Wesnoth
10
20%
Northern Rebirth
2
4%
Under the Burning Suns
12
24%
 
Total votes: 51

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[POLL] What mainline campaign you like most?

Post by Aldarisvet »

Posting the question here because all other places for mainline feedback simply locked for thread creating. But possibly this is a good place because this subforum is quite active.
Also there is a limit of maximum 15 options in the poll and we have 16 campaigns so I excluded Heir to the Throne as an obviously out of the competition, foundation campaign. You can only vote for one campaign.
This poll is just for curiosity, nothing going to happen as a result of this poll, or at least I myself do not imply something.
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I voted for The South Guard.

Not only it is an excellent introductory campaign for first time players, it has a gripping story and even a branching path that will lead the player down to a separate set of scenarios and a different ending. It was also one of the first campaigns I've played (I think after An Orcish Incursion).

Other top campaigns would be A Tale of Two Brothers and Liberty. While AToTB is a simple and short campaign, I say it is one of the most polished ones due to the extra story art (HttT has a few, but not enough for the entire campaign and is not on the floor for discussion. Rise of Wesnoth also has a few, but the artstyle is out of place for modern Wesnoth). Liberty has its unique mechanics and gameplay not really found in Wesnoth (a stealth mission and the finale of Halstead), and is a memorable campaign.

I'll put my thoughts on the other campaigns in spoiler tags to keep the main discussion clear.
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It's no secret which mainline campaign is my favorite. Too bad there isn't room for HttT as it's also one of my favorites.

My random thoughts on individual mainline campaigns...
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Well, I voted TRoW mainly because it was the last one that I played ... it suffers from tomato effects here and there. Other than that I liked Dead Water and South Guard well.
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I voted for dead water because it is simply an excellent campaign that I like very much. The rise of wesnoth, under the burning suns and liberty were great as well
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Also voted TRoW.

My other votes if I could, would go to Liberty and SotBE.
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Post by Otengam »

I wonder if some of the votes made here are because some people haven't had the time to play all the campaigns, or have forgotten some others and have only played/remember ones that sound interesting or are more fresh in the memory. I can see this as a good reason for trimming/archiving some of the campaigns or re-organising the campaigns into some order so there's more of a progression.
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I voted Liberty. I know that other than the final scenario, it's really 8 beginner difficulty missions, and even heir to the throne has at least 3-4 intermediate levels on its hard mode, which liberty lacks, but it's the levels are easy in a fun way, instead of being a simply matter of being overpowered or the AI having a gimped recruitment list.

I also appreciate the smaller scale of the story, and enjoy playing as outlaws, even if they aren't portrayed like in Water Margin, or something similiar. The final mission and its epilogue just fit together so well, especially for me, since I played badly and had to desperately count out the enemies movement when I attacked the final tower.

I don't have anything against the "generic feeling" campaigns like HoT, SoF, and Totb, since I feel like they define the core gameplay well, without overstaying their welcome, As much as I applaud the innovative "outlier" content for their creativity, I'd be upset if every campaign demanded that I learn a whole new set of mechanics just for it.

I actually think most of mainline is ok to good, except Legend of Wesmere and Northern Rebirth. They both slow to a crawl during several of their levels as you slog through a big horde of enemies, and then the next chapter, you run into a super-short turn limit level (or in the case of LoW, something where the objective is short and easy but the map is large anyway). They're just both built on extremes and don't flow very well. At least NR has a good story.

I would say that Rise of Wesnoth or Under the Burning Suns are the most consistent and well made but Liberty is my favorite because my experience was more personal. I do like hard gameplay, but I don't think Son of the Black Eye is quite as playable as them.
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Inky wrote:Under the Burning Suns (played 2 times)
- An extremely fun campaign, only slightly ruined by some nasty triggered events. I'm really looking forward to the remake!
Remake? Wat! This would end a very long wesbreak for me...
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Jozrael wrote:Remake? Wat! This would end a very long wesbreak for me...
It won't be for a while yet. I get the impression that it might not make it into 1.14.
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I voted for UtBS mostly because of Kaleh's character and how he relates to the plot. I really felt his determination to save the last of his dying people as more and more of them are massacred by monsters, enemies, and natural(ish) disasters. The campaign is fairly difficult and this lines up with the theme of desperation and dread as the Quenoth get gradually killed off, and the thirst mechanic was a nice touch that I was wish got used a bit more. It was also nice to have more agency over the protagonist's advancement.
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beetlenaut wrote:
Jozrael wrote:Remake? Wat! This would end a very long wesbreak for me...
It won't be for a while yet. I get the impression that it might not make it into 1.14.
Who is making it? Is there a gh branch the work is being done in that can be contributed to?
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