Genesis 0.2.11 [1.14/1.15] [Ep 1 complete]

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Re: Genesis 0.2.11 [1.14/1.15] [Ep 1 complete]

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I already warned that hard mode would be very difficult, the difficulty there isn't going to change. I suggest moving down a difficulty level if the second scenario is too much.
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nemaara wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 12:18 am I already warned that hard mode would be very difficult, the difficulty there isn't going to change. I suggest moving down a difficulty level if the second scenario is too much.
Well, for me the problem was a great contrast between difficulties in the first and the second scenario.

I probably have some doubts about that thing - do you really think that a faction of fairies you made is balanced to campaign as a whole? That means you relatively equally need all of your five types of fairies to have in stock to advance. It wound't be right that in the whole campaign you can use with most effectiveness only two or even one type of fairies. Many campaigns have this disadvantage. Secret of the Ancients is one of examples. In some moment you must put all your efforts to get as much arch liches as possible because in later stage of the game only their liching ability can let you overwhelm the masses of enemy. It is not fair to the player because till the late a player has no idea about possibility of getting lvl4 unit, and other branches ends at lvl3 only.

You have no lvl4 here but from the other side a player has no idea about a unit tree of fairies. I see some fairies do fire damage, some do arcane. But that can be nothing compared to advantage of leeching.
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And where is the problem in the hardest difficulty of a campaign not being winnable on your first run? That's honestly what I would expect of a nightmare difficulty / hardest level of an expert campaign. You beat it on medium, maybe hard for easier campaigns, if you are an expert player, but you need to know the campaign, and plan accordingly along the way, to beat the hard mode. Not like I ever even tried beating Genesis on hardest difficulty though :lol:
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Re: Genesis 0.2.11 [1.14/1.15] [Ep 1 complete]

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Considering how many times I've playtested my own campaign, yes, I think the faeries are more or less balanced. There's still some fine tuning to do on their stats, but I think they're relatively close to good. Your enemies generally have very defined strengths and weaknesses so almost all unit types end up being useful one way or another I think.

You're also absolutely correct that you finished the first scenario too quickly, though I would like to see a replay of you beating it in 6 turns. Might be that the unit spawner happened to give you an easy spawn set. But anyway, part of the difficulty on hard is being able to farm as much exp as possible, especially on your hero units. That goes for the first scenario as well.
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nemaara wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 7:38 pm so almost all unit types end up being useful one way or another I think.
Ok.
nemaara wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 7:38 pm You're also absolutely correct that you finished the first scenario too quickly, though I would like to see a replay of you beating it in 6 turns. Might be that the unit spawner happened to give you an easy spawn set.
I think given circumstances I met is was better to finish the battle asap to get the money and recruit meat at the next scenario than continue playing it.
The problem with the replay I got for that scenario is that it does not work as a replay. It shows titres, a dialog and then nothing.
I put a save for the turn 5 instead. You can try to create a replay from it.
Heh, in fact I finished it in 5 turns not 6.
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Well like I said my suggestion is just to lower the difficulty level. I think S1 is a slight bit easy at the start anyway, probably going to increase the starting gold a bit and decrease the spawn rate.
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Do I miss something in the crypt? After solving the puzzle, I have to fight many very strong demons. In attack, they are possible, but if they choose weapons all three are pretty weak and the single human unit no help at all. Looks for me impossible to manage.
But maybe I forgot something before?
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bensen333 wrote: December 6th, 2020, 8:10 pm Do I miss something in the crypt? After solving the puzzle, I have to fight many very strong demons. In attack, they are possible, but if they choose weapons all three are pretty weak and the single human unit no help at all. Looks for me impossible to manage.
But maybe I forgot something before?
Did you remember to recall/recruit units at the start of the scenario?
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:oops:

WTF. That's embarrassing.I played on the smartphone and did not see there is a keep.

Thank you. Will be a bit easier now I suppose. :roll:
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Dear nemaara

Thank you for this interesting campaign. Unfortunately, I have the same problem as this guy.
I use Windows 10. Do the problem have any solution? There is nothing in log file after crash.
froakie wrote: April 20th, 2019, 11:08 am Thanks.

However, I think the game is making fun of me xD
I've got through s2, done the tree mission, gone to the pit of despair (couldron) on the navigation map.
When I start that scenario after the first two (interlude) dialoges it crashes to desktop, again. I guess that is when the actual scenario starts.
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bensen333 wrote: December 7th, 2020, 11:08 am :oops:

WTF. That's embarrassing.I played on the smartphone and did not see there is a keep.

Thank you. Will be a bit easier now I suppose. :roll:
Don't worry, I commited the same mistake for years (that's like 3-5 times) in a boss fight of AtS (After the Storm). XD
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Dubbuk wrote: January 8th, 2021, 5:17 pm Dear nemaara

Thank you for this interesting campaign. Unfortunately, I have the same problem as this guy.
I use Windows 10. Do the problem have any solution? There is nothing in log file after crash.
froakie wrote: April 20th, 2019, 11:08 am Thanks.

However, I think the game is making fun of me xD
I've got through s2, done the tree mission, gone to the pit of despair (couldron) on the navigation map.
When I start that scenario after the first two (interlude) dialoges it crashes to desktop, again. I guess that is when the actual scenario starts.
No idea, but I've been told before that crashing to desktop is not an WML problem, but a game engine problem. If you're playing on 1.15, maybe some more recent code change could have caused the crash? I remember playtesting back on 1.15.3 and 1.14.12, but not any versions past that. Also I guess if you give me some replays that might help me figure out the issue if there's nothing in the log file.
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