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by Vyncyn
January 31st, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Falcon -> Elder Falcon poll thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3464

Re: Falcon -> Elder Falcon poll thread

I don't believe the names should be changed. Falcon is a very descriptive and English name for this unit. The other dunefolk names have been changed because they don't fit into wesnoth and are hard to understand. However if the falcon is replaced (sprite and stats) he should have a new name. But thi...
by Vyncyn
January 21st, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 130
Views: 14764

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit nam

I like Piercer-> Sunderer for the lancer line. Even with prefix Horseman->Lancer is too confusing. And they are different mechanic-wise. The Dunefolk Lancers have only 1 strike, an additional melee attack, and no "charge" weaponspecial. And they are quite a bit slower, so I think the differences to ...
by Vyncyn
January 19th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 130
Views: 14764

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit nam

The reason to rename the units is understandable and I completely agree. Never liked current state of non-descriptive names. I'm only touching the particular case for Khalid. By itself it is not descriptive, but it can work as a name for the Lvl4 unit in Arif line. Lvl4s are indeed quite special. A...
by Vyncyn
January 17th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 130
Views: 14764

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit nam

I don't believe the other factions have multiple prefixes within the same race, so I would prefer to continue to follow that convention. Arguably the orcs do, since goblins and orcs are the same species, but I see your point. Just an idea - is the prefix name that important in the case of a humanty...
by Vyncyn
January 17th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 130
Views: 14764

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit nam

Can't we have both prefixes? I think some unit names sound better with "dune" and some with "dunefolk". Maybe we could even use them as distinction between the liminal and lawful unit. " Dune" for liminal units, since they seem to be the ones fighting in the dessert. "Dunefolk" for lawful units, bec...
by Vyncyn
January 7th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 130
Views: 14764

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit nam

But if we try to add them, then I'd delete the Falcons. I cannot understand their utility, and a flying and more flexible Jinn could function as scout in their stead. I thought of combining the lancer and the falcon line into a wyvern rider (who already has a good looking sprite), but this might be...
by Vyncyn
January 7th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

From the previous thread: My proposal would be to divide the "human" race in a "human [Wesnoth]" and "human [Dune/Southern]" or something similar. But I would be fine with leaving it as it is now (1 human race and 1 khalifate race, though the later one should be renamed). The German translation is p...
by Vyncyn
January 6th, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

Celtic_Minstrel wrote:There are dangers in the desert that the elves need never worry about (such as dehydration, heat stroke, sunburn, etc); those alone could be quite a sufficient drive in my opinion.
Not to forget scorpions. Their venom alone can be drive enough to learn curing abilies at level 1.
by Vyncyn
January 6th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

The swamp advantages makes me wonder if someone wasn't hoping to replaces the drakes faction with this one, so many years back when it was conceived. Kalifa/khalifate/dunefolk apes the drakes in many other game play ways but I did not notice they do this too with the saurian-like swamp defenses. We...
by Vyncyn
January 6th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

Fire and arcane I could see, but how can cold damage fit a jinn unit? The classical "Genie in the lamp" is able to fulfill wishes and is almost a godlike being. Why shouldn't he be able to have cold attacks? Of course fire/arcane would fit better, but the cold doesn't need to be connected to snow a...
by Vyncyn
January 6th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Skeletal dragon portrait
Replies: 16
Views: 7259

Re: Skeletal dragon portrait

I think his ribcage is misplaced. It should cover the chest and stop at shoulder height instead of extending over his throat.
by Vyncyn
January 6th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

In default era, only lizard footed races have advantages on sand, so that has been their special territory for so long. I remember it even saying so in the help menu, that lizard footed creatures were adept at fighting on sand where other races were not. Even the reptilian naga do relatively better...
by Vyncyn
January 5th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

Human (Dunefolk) racename format is something that I think is not used in any other faction. I can't think of any faction using such format, it just looks bad and is bad. It's not about the faction though, it's a name for the race. And humans are by far the most widespread race, so they would be th...
by Vyncyn
January 4th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

While ranged attacks leave the unit standing still, melee attacks are animated by the engine automatically such that the unit "charges in" towards its target. It's possible to turn off the "charging" animation in the units CGF file. As a side note, how does he shoot his arrows? Is the flamethrower ...
by Vyncyn
January 4th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 10293

Re: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race nam

A flamethrower is more of a ranged weapon though and unlikely to have an effective range any less than the orcish assassin's throwing knives or else you risk cooking yourself. The naffat always looked to me like he is wearing flame retardant clothing. As a sidenote: I think he should have at least ...