Which faction is easiest to master?

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Which faction is easiest to master?

Loyalists
25
30%
Northerners
9
11%
Rebels
40
48%
Knaglan
4
5%
Drakes
0
No votes
Undead
6
7%
 
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Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Dunno » July 4th, 2011, 9:53 am

I'm trying to teach my younger brothers(11, 14) to play Wesnoth multiplayer and recently one of them asked me which faction should he practice first. And I realized that there is no simple answer to this question, especially if you've seen thousands of threads locked because "default era is perfectly balanced, unless you provide a replay". Yeah, of course it is, but still, there might be some factions easier to play. Drakes are the most obvious no for me. I told them that Rebels are easy, because they are mostly neutral. Northerners have the cheapest units though, so it doesn't hurt that bad if you make a mistake. And loyalists are the most "intuitive"... and the list could go on. So I would like to ask you: if you had to choose, which faction would you call the easiest to learn?
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by shadowm » July 4th, 2011, 10:03 am

Rebels.

Even the flagship campaign and the tutorial use them!
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Velensk » July 4th, 2011, 10:27 am

IMO, depends on how you define it and who it is.

Easiest to master as in easiest to become proficent to the point where you are a threat to a master would be Loyalists .

Easiest to learn in such a way that you can play effectively (enough to beat generic server player consistantly) and learn general dynamics/principles for a defensive player would be Rebels or Northerners for a more agressive player.
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Chtomorc » July 4th, 2011, 11:34 am

I also think Rebels are an easy starting faction...

Almost every unit got melee and range attack with different type of damage. Their movement type is not to restrictive and they are neutrals...
Each of this point make them easier to play with when you just discover wesnoth.

Once the first learning is made, Northerners and Loyalists are the next step I think.
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by powershot » July 4th, 2011, 12:05 pm

Rebels, And when I play default, I like using rebels(and Vulcans too :mrgreen: ).
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Caphriel » July 4th, 2011, 1:18 pm

I would vote Loyalists. The fact that they are the most Lawful faction in the game significantly simplifies certain aspects of the decision-making process. You almost always attack at day and retreat at night. Because of that, they play reasonably similarly against most of the other factions. Despite the fact that Rebels are canonically the starter faction, I find them more difficult to explain to new players. Their units are low-HP and terrain dependent, they are lawful against three factions and chaotic against two, and the key units vary significantly by matchup. That's just my experience, though.

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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Lord-Knightmare » July 4th, 2011, 1:25 pm

I find the Loyalists the easiest faction to master. They are the most versatile faction. You can win against any type of foe when you're using loyalists. They also have good footing in most types of terrain.

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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Rya » July 4th, 2011, 2:13 pm

Voting Rebels

Most rebels are neutral which makes them easier for beginners than loyalists which are all lawful.
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Dunno » July 4th, 2011, 2:18 pm

Hmm, so mainly it's Rebels vs Loyalists vs Northerners. Would any mod be kind enough to make this thread a poll? I'd love to see the results in numbers... :mrgreen:
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by powershot » July 4th, 2011, 2:20 pm

I think northerners is out of the question, unless you want real basic(no healers, etc.).

Anyway, I vote Rebels! :D
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Crendgrim » July 4th, 2011, 2:24 pm

Dunno wrote:Would any mod be kind enough to make this thread a poll? I'd love to see the results in numbers... :mrgreen:
This is your thread. Just edit your first post, scroll down and fill in the "poll" options. ;)


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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Gambit » July 4th, 2011, 2:42 pm

Happy birthday!

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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by powershot » July 4th, 2011, 2:51 pm

Who's Birthday?

I voted Rebels, How do you make a poll?
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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by Dunno » July 4th, 2011, 2:54 pm

Gambit wrote:Happy birthday!

Rebels.
Thanks!
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Dunno wrote:Would any mod be kind enough to make this thread a poll? I'd love to see the results in numbers... :mrgreen:
This is your thread. Just edit your first post, scroll down and fill in the "poll" options. ;)


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Re: Which faction is easiest to master?

Post by hhyloc » July 4th, 2011, 3:18 pm

I voted for Northerner. :D

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