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what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by amanII » September 6th, 2016, 10:59 pm

i have beaten all novice level scenarios as well as liberty and the hammer of thursagan and don't know which campaign to take on next.

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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by Samonella » September 7th, 2016, 3:52 am

Well, The Sceptre of Fire and Northern Rebirth are my favorites, and most people seem to really like Under the Burning Suns. These are all marked as expert level, but if you didn't have much trouble so far you'll probably be fine with at least the "normal" settings of these. Out of the intermediate level ones that you haven't played yet, I'd recommend Delfador's Memoirs.

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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by taptap » September 7th, 2016, 8:17 am

Dead Water. But there is plenty of user made content out there. Don't expect "mainline" to be better by default.
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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by amanII » October 30th, 2016, 4:36 am

Okay maybe i should mention a few thing about myself

1.i have beaten the eastern invasion recently(it was pretty easy)

2.SOMETIMES there are scenarios which others found tough but i found easy(such as isle of the damned or invaders from thot) and vice versa(i found northern winter in httt hard)

3.i have both 1.10 and 1.12 so if a campaign is easier in one version i will use that version(eg:i heard sotbe is easier on 1.10 so if i do plan to take on that i'll use 1.10).

Given from that information which campaign would you suggest i take on next

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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by beetlenaut » October 31st, 2016, 7:57 pm

But all you have really told us is how difficult you found some scenarios or campaigns. We can't recommend anything based on that. Why don't you tell us what you LIKED instead? Then maybe we could recommend something with a similar style. Or, better yet, you can just choose one at random and try it. If you like it, keep playing. If you don't, choose another one.
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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by Jabie » November 1st, 2016, 12:43 pm

Under the Burning Suns gets my recommendation. You might need to save-scum in a few places (I certainly did), but it's worth it. Although some people like them, I personally wouldn't recommend Northern Rebirth (it's more like a battle simulator; there's too many units to control to feel any sense of attachment to them) or Dead Water (This campaign really needs an Easy mode).

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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by ForestDragon » November 3rd, 2016, 2:40 pm

taptap wrote:Dead Water. But there is plenty of user made content out there. Don't expect "mainline" to be better by default.
quite true. In fact, i find mainline pretty boring, and usually stick with UMC (User Made Content) i usually lean towards addons with unique gameplay features, stuff like Legend of the Invincibles (it has pretty much the best inventory system amongst all UMC campaigns), i also love 'Trader - Strange Legacy', it the kind of addon that does the best job at representing an RPG (which is a one heck of a difficult thing to do in a turn-based strategy) it's mostly just my personal opinions, but my point is: you shouldn't stick with mainline campaigns, as if they were the only good campaigns out there. Although i admit that the quality of individual addons may vary from masterpierce to 'meh, kinda bland' and they are less balanced, they are also usually more creative, rather than just sticking with 'wesnoth, wesnoth, wesnoth, wesnoth backstory, wesnoth after the fall, wesnoth everywhere'
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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by amanII » November 5th, 2016, 9:53 pm

beetlenaut wrote:But all you have really told us is how difficult you found some scenarios or campaigns. We can't recommend anything based on that. Why don't you tell us what you LIKED instead? Then maybe we could recommend something with a similar style. Or, better yet, you can just choose one at random and try it. If you like it, keep playing. If you don't, choose another one.
in order to answer your question on what i liked,i think that a campaign's gameplay is even more important than story.this is why i actually liked the eastern invasion(scenarios like the northern outpost and the duel were fun as ****).a campaign being balanced is part of its gameplay to me

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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by Durin_the_great » November 7th, 2016, 6:52 pm

Try the earth's gut

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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by ForestDragon » November 7th, 2016, 6:58 pm

Durin_the_great wrote:Try the earth's gut
to be clear, it's an addon
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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by beetlenaut » November 7th, 2016, 7:25 pm

You would probably like The Founding of Borstep. The story is not great, but there are several scenarios with unusual gameplay. I made it really hard, so you will want to play the easiest difficulty.
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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by amanII » November 8th, 2016, 12:15 am

beetlenaut wrote:You would probably like The Founding of Borstep. The story is not great, but there are several scenarios with unusual gameplay. I made it really hard, so you will want to play the easiest difficulty.
is it balanced

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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by beetlenaut » November 8th, 2016, 12:36 am

I think so, but I'm not the best person to ask. It's definitely balanced at the highest two difficulties, but I'm not positive about the lower levels. (There are four.) It's hard to be sure that something that was pretty easy was easy enough. It did have 47000 downloads on 1.10 though, and I'd taken care of all the complaints by the time it come out for 1.12, so it should be fine now.
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Re: what mainline campaign to take on next

Post by Velensk » November 8th, 2016, 1:24 am

A thought on that question, let me answer that question for any campaign.

No it isn't balanced, it's against impossible odds with enemies outnumbering you more than 2:1 and other strange conditions imposed. If it wasn't it'd be easy and boring. The AI just isn't that good. The key point though, is that if you are good enough, you can overcome it without cheating or extreme luck. This is certainly true for the Founding of Borstep.

It's just a matter of how good you need to be to overcome it.
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