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by Vyncyn
January 5th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 14529

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: 14529

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: 14529

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 ...
by Vyncyn
January 4th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 14529

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

Basically that is my point of contention-- I do not see how drakes (or saurians) are stronger in the desert than dunefolk in the least. This seems more like a question of balance, to be brought up later when the name discussions are done. Well the naffat is strange in that it not only gets a ranged...
by Vyncyn
January 2nd, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 141
Views: 24593

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

Maybe it would make more sense to remove the attack. I don't think there'd be any balancing concerns in modifying the khalid, though if an attack is removed it should probably be replaced with something else (maybe he can throw his sword or something, I dunno) How about the infamous pommel-throw :l...
by Vyncyn
January 1st, 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 141
Views: 24593

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

I do kinda agree that it's a bit weird for a shieldmaster to level up to something that lacks a shield. Khalid: Warmaster - To me, this sounds the best, given that the unit gives up its shield for a second sword. Warlord would also fit, I think, though that might have a more negative connotation. T...
by Vyncyn
January 1st, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) unit names
Replies: 141
Views: 24593

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

In the unit description the spearmanline is described as "defenders" or "guards". It also says something about "holding the line" so they seem to be used in a battleformation/phalanx. I'd throw in "Phalanxiat" as additional idea - it's not a existing word, but I think most people would understand it.
by Vyncyn
December 31st, 2017, 11:32 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Changing the Dunefolk's(Khalifate's) race name
Replies: 98
Views: 14529

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

I think "Human(Dunefolk)" is the best option. "Dunefolk" is my second favorite.

Xalid just seems strange as race name. Might have worked for faction name, but wasn't even the best option there.
by Vyncyn
December 30th, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Large scale battles
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Large scale battles

There is a UMC senario where you have to fight against 1000 walking corpses and even though the AI is programmed to move around 50 units at once it still takes a lot time.
I doubt that anyone can take control over a 100+ unit army without getting bored after a few rounds.
by Vyncyn
December 29th, 2017, 10:25 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity
Replies: 307
Views: 46980

Re: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity

Before we even decide on the unit names, shouldn't there be a discussion whether the lineup needs to be changed? Personally I have no problem with the current lineup, but since there were some mentions of adding new units or replacing old ones... Opposite, would be stupid to have Southerners as unit...
by Vyncyn
December 24th, 2017, 11:17 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity
Replies: 307
Views: 46980

Re: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity

Right now the khalifate are inspired by middle eastern culture, but it doesn't have to remain that way. I mean, the whole name change thing was partly to bring them away from their real life counterpart. Mixing in some elements from other cultures could help giving them a unique identity. But I like...
by Vyncyn
December 24th, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity
Replies: 307
Views: 46980

Re: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity

Why harpies? This fraction is living in dune terrain... More suitable would be vulture. Harpies are fantasy, if needs be they can be inspired by vultures rather than the typical image. Also I don't think the faction only lives in the dune. Their Empire can include terrain more suitable to harpies.
by Vyncyn
December 24th, 2017, 6:08 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity
Replies: 307
Views: 46980

Re: [mainline] Renaming Khalifate for Wesnoth-ian identity

I'd like to see some female units associated with the faction, whether they're female variations of some of the existing units (the hakim/tabib might be a good one to get female variations? ) or uniquely female lines. This gave me an idea. How about replacing the falcons with harpies? I do like the...
by Vyncyn
December 24th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Mainline campaign sprites and animations needed
Replies: 439
Views: 124957

Re: Mainline campaign sprites and animations needed

Is the (animal) body still placeholder? 'Cause I think the legs look weird. The hind legs too closer together than the forelegs should be more parallel. Also -just a personal preference- I think there are too many shades of brown for the fur (10, whereas the horse has only 6) Otherwise it looks amaz...
by Vyncyn
December 21st, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [mainline] Tentacle of the Deep resistances all wrong?
Replies: 58
Views: 19328

Re: [mainline] Tentacle of the Deep resistances all wrong?

Celtic_Minstrel wrote:
Lordlewis wrote:there is a cool Easter-egg when one attacks the dark adept.
Not specifically the dark adept - any unit with no melee attack. (Such as the L1 mudcrawler.)
I think t plays when the other unit is very likely to die, so either when there's no melee or if the unit is very low hp.