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by jonadab
October 6th, 2011, 2:03 am
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: The Battle for Meridia: Startng balancing: alpha 0.1.7
Replies: 107
Views: 13968

Re: The Battle for Meridia: Startng balancing: alpha 0.1.7

As it currently stands you cannot tame horses (which are fairly strong creatures in their own right). As a rule, horses are generally already pretty solidly domesticated. They've been raised in captivity generation after generation since approximately forever. A campaign writer might occasionally w...
by jonadab
September 26th, 2011, 3:29 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Looking for some background information...
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Looking for some background information...

Well, I didn't really expect those campaigns to be useful That's okay. I want to be thorough. I don't want to be guilty of "did not do the research". I don't feel bad about contradicting "Burin History" (because it contradicts TROW on several points and, depending on how you read it (some of the pr...
by jonadab
September 25th, 2011, 11:38 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Looking for some background information...
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Looking for some background information...

Hey, that actually worked. 1.6 is running. As an added bonus, in addition to the War of the West, the History of Burin also runs in 1.6. (Oh, while it's marked "scenario", it is in fact a campaign.) However, the first thing I noticed about it is that the introduction appears to significantly contrad...
by jonadab
September 25th, 2011, 1:37 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Looking for some background information...
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Looking for some background information...

I'm no stranger to compiling things from source, believe me. Over the years I've compiled and installed many things from source... Emacs, Mozilla, Sawfish, Courier, Evergreen (including OpenSRF), ... all manner of things. I've even done xscreensaver three or four times (which the maintainer disrecom...
by jonadab
September 24th, 2011, 9:48 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Looking for some background information...
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Looking for some background information...

Well, there is a History of Burin scenario on the addon server. Not sure how much information a single scenario contains. Indeed, particularly considering Wesnoth refuses to actually load it. (I'll have a look through it anyway, via the tried and true text-editor method, and see if it has anything ...
by jonadab
September 24th, 2011, 7:45 pm
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: Khalifate gameplay thread (feedback on balance and bugs)
Replies: 373
Views: 63603

Re: Khalifate gameplay thread (feedback on balance and bugs)

They were saved by ancient wells and oasis that existed in the desert.
The plural of oasis is oases. HTH.HAND.

(Update: if you intended singular, there probably should be an article.)
by jonadab
September 20th, 2011, 12:58 am
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Crossover Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2703

Re: Crossover Question

If you're open to considering non-mainline characters from user-created add-on content, I nominate Clammie, from the Swamplings campaign, in his final form as a direwolf rider. If you prefer to stick with mainline, I'll throw my vote behind the level-three (battle princess) version of Li'sar, with t...
by jonadab
September 20th, 2011, 12:46 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Looking for some background information...
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Looking for some background information...

That timeline starts at the time of Haldric I. Did I not specifically say that all of my questions are about the time a century previous to that? Similarly, the Figures and Races pages are strictly limited to mainline stuff, so they really don't tell me anything I didn't already know. The geography ...
by jonadab
September 19th, 2011, 3:49 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: What you should know to make your campaign easy to translate
Replies: 17
Views: 23001

Re: What you should know to make your campaign easy to trans

My point was: " Don't concatenate words in sentence. " So then what do we do instead, in a situation where different actions on the user's part may lead to different details? (Also, does this conversation tempt anyone else to write a sequence of dialog wherein each remark contains a pun based on an...
by jonadab
September 19th, 2011, 2:52 pm
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Looking for some background information...
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Looking for some background information...

Okay, I'm thinking about maybe putting together a campaign and I'd like to avoid contradicting other material as much as possible. I'm only really completely committed to not contradicting mainline campaigns, but when possible I want to accommodate add-on material as well, especially if it's well-do...
by jonadab
September 19th, 2011, 2:34 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Noob question -- what to do with allied villages?
Replies: 16
Views: 2527

Re: Noob question -- what to do with allied villages?

The real question is, do you go for allied villages first and enemy villages second, or vice versa? The answer to this one depends on whether your enemy has you outmatched and outnumbered (so you need your ally to help save your bacon until you can get the enemy hordes under control) or not (so you ...
by jonadab
September 19th, 2011, 2:19 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Necromancers vs Liches
Replies: 25
Views: 2611

Re: Necromancers vs Liches

17-2 is more desirable when the enemy has between 12 and 17 HP left. You can take him out in a single successful hit, where it would take 2 with 12-3. Then, again, more valuable between 25 and 34 HP, when you could take out the enemy with two successful hits, but the 12-3 would require 3. Both larg...
by jonadab
August 31st, 2011, 3:33 pm
Forum: Heir to the Throne
Topic: Scenario 23: Test of the Clans
Replies: 70
Views: 32207

Re: Scenario 23: Test of the Clans

(1) What difficulty levels and game versions have you played the scenario on? Most recently, hardest difficulty setting, Wesnoth 1.8.whatevercomeswithdebianstableatthemoment. In the past I have played on the medium difficulty setting under rather earlier versions. (2) How difficult did you find the...
by jonadab
August 23rd, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: HttT Valley of Death on hard - all dead
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Re: HttT Valley of Death on hard - all dead

I may need also to rethink my stance on the ranger/avenger line. I've been considering them a key mainstay of my fighting force, because they're highly effective against orcs, but they're kind of not so hot against undead...
by jonadab
August 23rd, 2011, 2:30 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: HttT Valley of Death on hard - all dead
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Re: HttT Valley of Death on hard - all dead

I actually started leveling in Elves Besieged with only this scenario in mind...and army focused on anti-undead can still fight well against almost any enemy. Yeah, I sort of noticed that. I may have to rethink my strategy. I've been operating on the assumption that this campaign is mostly about fi...