Ani's Legacy (A Sanguine Tale) 26 new scenarios

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Ani's Legacy (A Sanguine Tale) 26 new scenarios

Post by Aetheric » March 25th, 2018, 3:37 am

Hi all,

I have added two story arcs and some other updates to the Ani's Legacy campaign in the A Sanguine Tale add-on. This adds twenty-six new scenarios, five new endings to the campaign, a new secret battle, and two new units. ("Beware hidden dragons.") The first new story arc features a "friendship" with the Orcish Witch Nyxa. The other has the leader of Anea's new Khalifate allies, Khalid Aalamgeer, as the main protagonist (and potential husband). There are lots of bug fixes and other niceties.

If you start the campaign after updating, you'll get a graphical changelog at the opening scene describing the updates in detail. It will also tell you how to reach the new story arcs if you say "yes" at the spoiler warnings. The changelog will only show up at the opening scene the first time you play after the update (otherwise it would get annoying). You can see the changelog at any time during normal gameplay using the context menu.

I hope you enjoy the campaign. Comments, suggestions, hate mail, etc. Let me know.
-Aetheric

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Re: Ani's Legacy (A Sanguine Tale) 26 new scenarios

Post by Sadaharu » April 25th, 2018, 5:23 am

Mmmkay, I can't find another thread, so… I've always thought that it'd be great if the choices the player makes could actually change the course and final outcome of a campaign. Some campaigns have the occasional choice between getting to a place through the swamp (fight undead) or through the mountains (fight the drakes) and then we are back to following the mainline campaign.

Anyway, I've begun playing this campaign and so far it's a blast. In my first run-through I released Mindra and eventually got a score of -295, destroyed our enemies, GRANAK GOT LOUD, and WE TURNED THE SANDS RED WITH THE BLOOD OF OUR ENEMIES, and we established an empire and reign of terror that lasted 300 years.

Now I've followed Tiana (woo I got to use a Peri against the Xenoi!) and now I'm a follower of Dameos across the worlds.

A few problems I've found:
Spoiler:
That's almost it for Mindra's storyline; I'll have to see what the other prisoners have to offer once I'm done with the last storyline. :)

Your campaign, sir, is UPVOTED and RECOMMENDED.

Edit/PS: I loved the trick answers in the void between the worlds.

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Re: Ani's Legacy (A Sanguine Tale) 26 new scenarios

Post by Aetheric » May 4th, 2018, 11:05 pm

The mix-up between Nyxa as male/female was because she was originally a male. However, her odd friend/enemy relationship with Kaltheor did not make sense until I added the "ex-girlfriend" aspect of the situation. I thought I had fixed the pronouns everywhere, but apparently I forgot some.

Tentacles under walls happened because I redid the map to be less annoying, but never moved the tentacles. I'll fix that in the next update.

Mindra and Thrinia both have the habit of parting with dire words. It seems appropriate, given their personality.

The misspelling of "Hoarde" is intentional; I prefer my spelling. Maybe I wasn't consistent? I'll have to fix that.

I think it may be best to have Mindra be stationary in the one map you refer to. It would solve some problems. I did intend for her to be easy to kill for a sufficiently brave and skilled player. It is satisfying to murder your former troops that betrayed you, while their wading helplessly through water. Perhaps I'm just a sociopath?

I, too, usually make a bee-line for the fort. I play on the middle difficulty though. The saurians will often kill Dameos with their powerful cold attack if you're not careful. His marksman fire attack is not useful on defense. You would be amazed how easy it is for saurians to kill fire dragons and pyroeads. Perhaps I can make the fort harder to reach by adding a few ai_special=guardian units in the way?
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Re: Ani's Legacy (A Sanguine Tale) 26 new scenarios

Post by Sadaharu » May 6th, 2018, 5:28 am

Aetheric wrote:It is satisfying to murder your former troops that betrayed you, while their wading helplessly through water. Perhaps I'm just a sociopath?
Not necessarily. Everyone deserves a chance to drop a line such as ‘My name is Anea Essu. You killed my grandmother. Prepare to die.’

What I was pointing out was that I get morality points for killing Mindra but she's actually shown as escaping out the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

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Re: Ani's Legacy (A Sanguine Tale) 26 new scenarios

Post by Aetheric » May 7th, 2018, 1:30 am

I guess I should change it to "defeated Mindra" or "beat Mindra into submission," or perhaps, "disciplined Mindra" (as with Foulmouth). There are few times Mindra ever dies.
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Re: Ani's Legacy (A Sanguine Tale) 26 new scenarios

Post by Sadaharu » May 8th, 2018, 3:58 am

‘Defeated’ sounds better than the other two. After all, she retreats vowing vengence, unlike the brat who agrees to follow you.

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