Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

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Post by Can-ned_Food » February 25th, 2018, 2:09 am

When I did the Dark Arena, Alariel was lvl4 and I think I needed to revert maybe once. So, you probably were lvl3 or did indeed have some bad rolls. Or, of course, didn't play at Normal mode difficulty.
If you were lvl3 and got that far, then congrats.

As for the spelling errors, you should look at my earlier post to see if maybe I already reported them.
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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by FaeLord » March 5th, 2018, 1:44 am

HI Whiskeyjack:

Thanks for the feedback. Personally, I like the story of Alariel's Journey better than any of the other campaigns I have created, so I'm glad you enjoyed it too.

As for the relationship between Alariel and Dax, this takes place in the epilogue precisely because they don't really have much of that developing during the main story. While it is probably not as clear as it should be, they don't start seeing each other until after the adventure is over. I will endeavor to make this more apparent in future versions. However, as I'm currently occupied creating the sequel to one of my other campaigns, The Amaranthine Stone, it will likely be some time before I can return to this one.

Thanks again for playing!

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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by Can-ned_Food » March 5th, 2018, 5:09 am

Future versions? Heck, why not give us a sequel, too! What about Alariel's adventures working with Valmaryx?

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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by FaeLord » March 5th, 2018, 7:01 am

Hi Can-ned_Food:

I'd love to do a sequel to Alariel's Journey. For one, I would want any sequel to still be faerie tale themed, so I'd really have to think about the story in that light. However, as I am currently developing my previous adventure, The Amaranthine Stone, into a trilogy, I will likely not have the time to work on Alariel's Journey for at least another year. :(

Valmaryx likes to present a bad guy image, but he's really quite fond of Alariel, and he would definitely play a role in any future sequel.

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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by Sadaharu » March 16th, 2018, 12:13 am

I loved both this and TAS.

Does Valmaryx cheat at cards?

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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by FaeLord » March 16th, 2018, 8:54 pm

No, but he is pretty confident with his skills as a pinochle player. Then again, he is immortal and has had a very long time to practice. Glad you liked the campaigns. Unfortunately, the sequel to TAS, The World Seed, is somewhat stalled due to financial reasons. Hopefully I'll have that cleared up in the next month or so.

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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by Sadaharu » March 16th, 2018, 8:55 pm

Financial… ah, yes, Real Life strikes again. It happens to everyone.

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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by Aldarisvet » June 13th, 2018, 7:06 pm

Hi Faelord!

I had several months out of Wesnoth because my all-in-one PC was at service, I coudnt continue the work over my own campaign. Spent some time playing online chess, was quite addictive for me. Kinda it was the way to relax after the work. But I returned, added two more scenarios of my campaign.
I remember I promised to translate your campaign to Russian. Since TAS was already translated by another person, I have to do this for Alariel's Journey.

So I found some time to play it. And here are replays on Hard.
The last time I was trying it, I was stucked at The Swamp. It was laggy when AI was moving and also I had problems with passing the swamp - concealed units made surprisingly dangerous attacks.
This time it was quite laggy in the beginning too but the more units I killed the less laggy it was so finally it was ok. So I happily passed the swamp with only one reload - made a wrong move and coundt undo it. Alariel was poisoned by the sudden attack of Swamp Snake but exactly at this turn I got an upgrade for a wisp to a spirit bird that can cure.

Then was The Dark Forest. Wow that looked QUITE hard during I was playing it. With only 50 gold! At the first attempt I recalled two my spirit birds and quickly understood that they are useless there. So I recalled one green tiger with some XP and recruited 2 more (because they have 70% defence on forest and good hitpoints and melee attacks). Still that magic goblins was quite unbeatable. There are two of level 3 of them (with slowing abilities!) in the map and it seemed quite impossible to kill them with my level1/2 units while trying to gather moonflowers and capture villages at the same time. At one moment I really thought it is impossible to pass this scenario on hard fairly.
After several restarts of the scenario I got a proper idea. Instead of splitting my units I gathered all 6 together and started an assault. And I prevailed! There were some reloads, but not to get better chances but to regroup better. The witch was killed and only after that I was able to gather all flowers in time.

Looking forward to pass the whole campaign soon and publish all other replays. I comment only the tactical part, because the storyline is amazing and I cannot say more about it.
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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by Aldarisvet » June 18th, 2018, 1:33 pm

More of my replays.
I coninue to enjoy the storyline. I must say it really looks like a storyline created by a Writer. Cannot be compared with storylines of mainline campaigns. It, how to say in English, head and shoulders above? I also think this storyline is so good that can be put in any fantasy game/engine.

Now about the tactical part. Here are more 4 replays. In general I got the same gameplay as in previous scenarios. Because of very few units I can afford to recruit and given AI has few units too, the gameplay is different than of mainline. It is for good because it is something new. But the problem is that faction of elementals/animals Alariel can recruit does not look balanced for the campaign. In most scenarios you need only wisps and their advancements. Green tigers were needed only in one scenario. Dragonflies look absolutely useless and hawks even more useless. Level0 dragonflies at least have slow ability but at level1 it changes to poison and it this is useless for so fragile creatures. The only scenario where I really badly needed to slow the enemy was the scenario with trolls but dragonflies are vulnerable to impact! I think that the scenario with trolls is the most unbalanced because with good luck they can kill one of main characters. Also I pesonally do not like scenarios where you have no idea what to expect. It was said that the entrance to the dungeon can be at every place. I started exploring the area and splitted my few units and then that troll with the helm appeared with many strong units so I had to restart the scenario and concentrated on the battle instead. In the end it was not about finding the dungeon because it appeared just after the defeated troll.
The labirinth was not very interesting for me tactically. I want to mention that at some point my goblin rider was teleported to the isolated room with nothing founded there and then just to the beginning. What this for I have no idea, I just reloaded because did not wanted to waste time returning back.
The most scenario I tactically like from these 4 is that with the werewolf pack. You have to recruit your units carefully given that one of them have a backstab ability and another have a berserk. I coudnt afford recruiting both level3 spirit birds around Alariel because one of them would be inevitable killed by berserker. So I recalled 1 lvl2 green tiger and a recruited a dragonfly. I deliberately recruited a dragonfly with hope that beserker would attack it and would be slowered and this really worked. A berserker werewolf badly wounded by Alariel was killed by a dragonfly, that was funny. I was afraid he would still attack Alariel.

I look forward to continue enjoying the storyline and providing my tactical feedback.
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Re: Alariel's Journey: A Faerie Tale 1.0.2 (SP for 1.12)

Post by FaeLord » July 9th, 2018, 1:36 am

Thanks for the comments, Aldarisvet. I'll definitely take a look at the replays and use the data to improve future versions. I am going to do some re-working of the labyrinth at some point. I will not have any time to dedicate to revamping my campaigns for the new Wesnoth version until after the summer though.
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