"Southern" nations

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"Southern" nations

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In the thread about southern elves, I was informed that it is not a good idea to change a big era, like the ageless one, to include just one fraction. So, here are my ideas. Good? Not good? Show your thoughts in the comments bellow.

General ideas
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- all races are made with classic graphics and portraits
- different gameplay, tactics etc
- new factions can fight both new and old factions
- interesting gameplay or simply units for building campaigns around the dunefolk people
- all "southern" factions are comparable with classic factions, with new strenghts and weaknesses

Southern elves
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- more oriented towards ranged attack
- new elvish units, but no woses or mages
- some units are very different from default ones, like night walker from ranger
- no strong melee fighter in lower levels, but access to fire, frost, arcane etc...
- very strong against drakes, skeletons, dark adepts... but you have to use very fragile units, that need cover.

Southern mages, southern bandits, southern dwarves...
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- planning


Southern undead
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- no plans


Southern orcs
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- fast units, faster than normal orcs by 1 hex
- no more that easy to level up
- 3 main "grunt" lines with different roles. Light, medium and heavy infantry.
- southern orcs are more mobile, but can take less hits. Usually have more attacks than normal orcs, but each attack is weaker for the price. Not as cheap.
- they are weak in defense, but good in offense. Access to poison

Southern swamplords
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- interesting faction of trolls, beasts and saurians
- trolls have fire and impact damage, saurians pierce and cold. No blade damage in entire faction
- very strong during day, weak during day
- saurian dark mages have great ranged attack, trolls regenerates and olayer have saurians skirmishers and saurian fighters.



Southern drakes
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- many different drakes, all are lawful
- southern arcane drakes have arcane damage, they can also illuminate others at level 3
- mostly melee oriented faction, with highly mobile backstabbing drakes. Often no or minimal ranged strengh.
Last edited by Elven on September 30th, 2022, 12:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Try addon "Southern nations" on 1.17 server, will add it to other servers as well.

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Lots of missing images. Log shows some were looking for webp!

The descriptions too are very plain, just saying what the unit is and does (which one can read from it's stats anyways) and giving no "flavour".

Nonetheless an interesting variation.
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Descriptions will be added, after some time. With some story etc. Working on it in my very limited time.

And... What missing images? I do not understand. Plan is to combine original graphics and portraits and new game mechanics. So it will be very little, few kilobytes - and easy play or modify.

Many plans were changed, see how to play series.
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Elven wrote: September 29th, 2022, 6:45 am And... What missing images? I do not understand. Plan is to combine original graphics and portraits and new game mechanics. So it will be very little, few kilobytes - and easy play or modify.
The croc for example vanishes off the map at times. The sprite.
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Yeah, i started on 1.17 branch. So i have to make some fixes for 1.16. thank you.
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