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MaxLynx
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Era of Worms

Post by MaxLynx » November 4th, 2018, 12:16 pm

A startpoint for the project on real world animals.
v 1.0.1 - one small sea faction, one map to play with them
Undead pictures are used instead of worms because of my poor painting skills (anybody wants to draw some worms for this? :D ).
Please give me feedback if you have noticed any problems with this add-on (especially 'cause it is my first such work)

If I have some time and motivation, I'll add more invertebrate worm-like creatures:
1) Flatworms - the simpliest worms, numerous and fearless
2) Roundworms - mostly parasitic and very flexible worms
3) Ringed worms - the most powerful faction
4) Sipunculida - another sea worms faction

All factions tend to be minimalistic but also realistic as much as they can be (I study biological literature)
Campaigns also can be created

For those who like fantasy world atmosphere there is my work about Nemertean language attached
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Re: Era of Worms

Post by ghype » November 4th, 2018, 8:16 pm

hello, on 1.12.6 add-on server you can find some interesting worm/insectoid-like units in WotG by ChaosRider.

I attached most of them here to download for you, maybe they inspire you some more. and maybe they give you a good starting point if you decide to draw or modify some of your own.


have fun
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Re: Era of Worms

Post by MaxLynx » November 4th, 2018, 8:26 pm

Thank you for these images ;)
It will definetely help me with my project

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Re: Era of Worms

Post by MaxLynx » November 4th, 2018, 8:30 pm

By the way, I've just added Ringed Worms faction with two branches: earthwormes and leeches. Keep working on making better balance

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Re: Era of Worms

Post by ghype » November 4th, 2018, 11:35 pm

if you have little knowledge on sprite art, then I am sure you can make some interesting "franken" out of these units.

if you have no experience at all, then there is a pretty comprehensible guide on the wesnoth side showing you how to proceed on creating sprites and more. with gimp you can easily cut them up and create new worm units.

here is the link link for the side.


(franken comes from frankensteining where you combine parts from existing units in order to make new untis)
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Re: Era of Worms

Post by MaxLynx » November 5th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Version 1.5.0 is uploaded

5 factions (23 units):
Nemerteans - only free-living forms, their attacks are poisonous
Ringed worms - only free-living forms, have good defence on plain terrains
Flatworms - parasitic and free-living forms, have more health points
Roundworms - parasitic and free-living forms, have large resistence
Peanut worms - free-living worms, much more health points, cost a lot

Images for all worms were added
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A test battle
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Re: Era of Worms

Post by ghype » November 5th, 2018, 6:41 pm

I find that some of them look good, some of them do not look great at all.

(1) in your first image i guess they look somewhat ok, but that purple is too agressive for me. maybe some softer colours would be better. also they are missing shadows

(2) second picture has some better untis, all look ok, but the black and red worms do not look great. you shoudl work more on them.

this become more of an art problem then a faction design problem. if you want more feedback on your art, you should open a thread there.
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Re: Era of Worms

Post by MaxLynx » November 6th, 2018, 10:41 am

Thank you for the review
Well, flatworms should be extremely colourful and purple makes them exotic so I think it's okay
I've added some shadows and made a new thread in the art section https://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic ... 23&t=49048
I'm going to rework other images soon

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Re: Era of Worms

Post by MaxLynx » November 6th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Era of Worms 1.6.1 Faction Tournament
(the aim is to achieve better understanding of balance issues)

Each faction fights each other one time. Both sides are manipulated by default AI.
If turns run out, nobody wins.
Total count of wins will be used to determine places from 1st to 5th.
In the case of a tie, count of wins in battles between factions in a question is used to determine places.
When the tie persists, extra battle can be organized.

Win rate
1. Flatworms - 100%
2. Roundworms - 50%
3. Nemerteans - 50%
4. Peanut worms - 25%
5. Ringed worms - 25%

According to these results, some flatworm unit parameteres were changed to make them less victorious.

Round-robin results
Each side: 25 golds, map: Villages

Ringed Worms - Nemerteans 0:1 (17 turns)
Peanut Worms - Flatworms 0:1 (19 turns)

Roundworms - Ringed Worms 0:1 (24 turns)
Peanut Worms - Nemerteans 0:1 (17 turns)

Nemerteans - Roundworms 0:1 (26 turns)
Flatworms - Ringed Worms 1:0 (13 turns)

Ringed Worms - Peanut Worms 0:1 (31 turns)
Flatworms - Roundworms 1:0 (31 turns)

Nemerteans - Flatworms 0:1 (12 turns)
Roundworms - Peanut Worms 1:0 (25 turns)

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