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by Velensk
July 31st, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Top Best UMC campaigns
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Top Best UMC campaigns

P.S. I really wish there were more dwarf and undead campaigns :/ As a random side note: I once tried to design a dwarf campaign. I discovered in very short order why people who make dwarf campaigns tend to create custom dwarf units and advancements, it's because with the exception of the gryphon an...
by Velensk
June 1st, 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Archers and Range
Replies: 34
Views: 1861

Re: Archers and Range

This thing is very important to understand, tactics and playing tactically is not about the preservation of resources (though tactical play will almost certainly require that you do). It is about planning and adapting to accomplish an objective, particularly short term planning and adapting to circu...
by Velensk
May 16th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Widelands
Replies: 12
Views: 4894

Re: Widelands

I explored the entire island looking for a second large building plot and didn't find it. I'm going to guess it was probably under one of the medium plots I was using (the rest of the plot still being covered by whatever was covering it) and I just never was aware of it. There's no way I'm aware of ...
by Velensk
May 16th, 2019, 2:16 am
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Widelands
Replies: 12
Views: 4894

Re: Widelands

Thanks for your feedback :) If it did take you 3 hours to collect the building materials for a ship in Empire 3, you did not follow the scenario instructions in some place. It might be interesting to find out where you went wrong so that we can tweak it. If you want more of the challenge fro the AI...
by Velensk
May 14th, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Widelands
Replies: 12
Views: 4894

Re: Widelands

I have a fondness for this game despite the fact that it manages to have the most boring combat of any game of this style I've seen (and games of this style tend not to have great combat). I'm not fond of the slow pace but generally I consider the game compelling enough anyway. That said, I feel tha...
by Velensk
April 29th, 2018, 2:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 9
Views: 6583

Re: Hearthstone

Hard for me to really give advice but I will give a couple comments. I've never played Hearthstone hard but I've been free to playing it for forever in chunks of 3-7 games when I'm feeling braindead and the occasional arena run when I'm not. In this context, I've pretty much always found it a relaxi...
by Velensk
April 17th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: 100% Accuracy. 0% Resistances/Defenses. Effect on Wesnoth?
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

Re: 100% Accuracy. 0% Resistances/Defenses. Effect on Wesnoth?

Even then I don't think you'll find it all that useful. The kind of content design you are describing really depends a lot more on what feeling/dyanmics you are hoping to invoke than having an inmate sweet spot that Wesnoth happens to be at. In chess it takes a single attack to destroy all pieces wh...
by Velensk
April 13th, 2018, 1:37 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: 100% Accuracy. 0% Resistances/Defenses. Effect on Wesnoth?
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

Re: 100% Accuracy. 0% Resistances/Defenses. Effect on Wesnoth?

This is going to sound extreme but please don't dismiss it because it is. My advise would simply be that all stats from the existing material are completely useless and not worth any effort to store/analyze in the context of the system you describe. The dynamics of a game where the number of attacks...
by Velensk
January 31st, 2018, 12:21 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Is Wesnoth mainly luck and not skill-based?
Replies: 28
Views: 5286

Re: Is Wesnoth mainly luck and not skill-based?

I'd describe it like this: If your opponent is playing well and you aren't, your odds of winning are minuscule but exist. If both players are playing well, there is still plenty of opportunity for one to play better and have higher odds of winning (though he may still lose). If you are sufficiently ...
by Velensk
January 20th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Knalgan vs Loyalists
Replies: 18
Views: 5722

Re: Knalgan vs Loyalists

The problem Krogen is describing is one of control rather than strictly being a matter of power or even strictly offense. It's not even that knalgans cannot attack loyalists under the right conditions, it's that when both players are playing well, the knalgan can never expect to be in position to cr...
by Velensk
November 11th, 2017, 10:52 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Non-random Wesnoth : applying the mean effect
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: Non-random Wesnoth : applying the mean effect

If you think that removing the randomness does not affect the balance, you do not understand the game. There are many things in the game whose strength is tempered by risk or somewhat weak but tempered by reliability. If you remove the risk, it fundamentally changes the balance of these capabilities...
by Velensk
October 25th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Multiplayer Replay Analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 41045

Re: Multiplayer Replay Analysis

As a forenote: I have never played with the blind pick mod. I assume that it’s one that lets you choose your faction and leader without your opponent getting to see it. As a second forenote, it is genuinely a lot easier to learn from loses than successes. Turn 1: No Comment Turn 2: This village grab...
by Velensk
October 6th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Siege of Elensefar Starting Gold
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Siege of Elensefar Starting Gold

I normally go by land just because of the gold.

The amount of gold I get there varies but I aim to have at least 300 gold.
by Velensk
September 14th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Possible factions in Fiery Cave scenarios?
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Possible factions in Fiery Cave scenarios?

--Dark Elves (by extension if you can find some deep variant of the dwarves they'd be a great fit) --Imps/Daemons, something similar to a Balrog for bonus points --Monstrous Salamander (a specific type of cave critter that should be there) --Ancient Constructs, in particular golems or colossus of br...
by Velensk
September 9th, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Multiplayer Replay Analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 41045

Re: Multiplayer Replay Analysis

Turn 1: For knowing what your opponent is playing your opening looks fine. Perhaps each of you recruited one more scout than may have been strictly necessary (particularly you as player 1) but ghosts have their uses in this matchup. Turn 2: Normally I don’t favor ghouls in this matchup unless you’re...