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  1. I kinda feel like the game would have been much more interesting if they based it on *Soviet* Cold war doctrines, since it's much more offensive minded.
  2. Total Warhammer

    Dwarves are easy to use but their strategic situation is tricky. And their grudge mechanic has the possibility of a death spiral.Empire seems like possibly the best start - and maybe the best campaign?
  3. Episode 357: Total War: WARHAMMER

    Really, I think people are treating the capture territory restriction wrong. What the territory restrictions are is that they create *oceans* on the map. If you maintain non aggression pacts with those guys, or vassalise them, or raze them, you can create these buffer zones around your territory that give you a secured front, thus enabling your armies to go elsewhere. Otherwise the map would be effectively a flat surface with few chokepoints, and rather less interesting. Yeah you can only expand in your selected terrain type but raiding and sacking is a very much legitimate way of running your economy, and that creates an interesting fundamental choice - fight secondary enemies for money, or focus on the big threat?
  4. Episode 357: Total War: WARHAMMER

    Enh, I know nothing of Warhammer fantasy, and also haven't really liked a total war since Shogun 2. I love this game though. I just don't know what the heck he's talking about.
  5. Episode 357: Total War: WARHAMMER

    I really disagree, I found a distinctive use for every unit as Empire. It's a genuine improvement to the homogenous yari blobs I used to run in Shogun 2. Shogun's big problem is that the fun units are all found deep down your building tree, so you end up only being able to build them faaar back in your home province. They just aren't worth the trouble when you can raise yaris wherever. The new tech trees gives you interesting units like muskets and flyers super early and global recruitment means you can build them directly on the front line. Also I found plenty of interesting strategic choices. In my game I mostly ignored unifying the empire in favour of killing off the vampires and ransacking the orcs. And it worked.
  6. Total Warhammer

    Having played some more, the real solution to little armies staying out of reach? Ambush stance. Seriously, give it a try. Basically being in ambush stance means the AI ignores that army when doing its moves. The ambush doesn't even have to succeed, so feel free to pop it in the middle of a plain or something. Lure them close and then whack them.
  7. Total Warhammer

    If you are having that kind of trouble, send out smaller armies that the AI wouldn't refuse battle against, consider using agents to fix their army's movement, and upgrade your towns with the garrison buildings. They buffed garrisons hugely in this game, which is paired up with it seems a severe increase in unit upkeep. Large defensive standing armies seem like bad ideas now. Also, it can be greatly preferable to sack an enemy town, attack again and raze it, instead of occupying. Gets you a nice buffer zone of destroyed crap, and a huge amount of cash, and means the AI focuses on resettling instead of fucking with your stuff. Keeps your armies nicely mobile also. Game plays pretty great, but also pretty differently to traditional total war. I really like the streamlining they did.
  8. Episode 343: XCOM 2

    I'd echo a lot of people's impressions here. Yeah, XCOM2 doesn't explain itself very well. Yeah the UI has issues. But the systems it adds or modifies aren't just random cruft, they actually work together really well and interestingly, once you put in the effort to understand what they add up to and why they are there. (For example, the Intel mechanic is actually pretty important in trimming down the effectiveness of the satellite rush in the first game and ensuring money is always tight. The panel seems to think it's just thrown in for no reason - it's not.) One thing I've observed though is that people who dislike XCOM2 tend to be exactly those with technical issues with it. I wonder if that's the real problem here. Like, the game clearly functions to very different levels on different setups. Personally I haven't seen any major problems (aside from a few hilarious cosmetic glitches, and choppiness during the cutscene where soldiers are deployed), but if your basic experience is frustration and waiting and crashes and suffering, you'd probably be much less prepared to grant the game the patience it needs.
  9. Episode 326: State of the RTS

    Seconding the praise for Infested Planet, a game chock full of exciting ideas, that many seem not to have noticed. This episode was interesting to me. I seem to recall, in the distant past (i.e. around when SC2 came out), an episode of 3MA decrying the single player campaign and saying that developers should give up on it...? Also I think everyone got sick of WW2 for a bit? If so, funny how things have turned around.
  10. Okay, I've finally updated this game to version 1.1. The tutorial should make a lot more sense now. I've always added a survival mode for you WizSports junkies, if you exist. And the source code is now available! (Caution, it's ugly) Everything is at http://fhnuzoag.itch.io/wizard-sports
  11. Argh, stupid last minute tutorial code. The idea is that you should click to close the dialogue box, THEN do what the instruction says. Somehow this seemed like a good idea at the time.
  12. Hi. To the people who found it too difficult, can you say what you found hard to do? Some hints: Are you - using WASD active controls to dodge past opponent tacklers? - grasping what all the different cards do (specifically, that some of them attack, some of them impede the opponents, some of them give you a buff over time, and some of you manipulate the cards?) - are you planning around the 'black' negative effect cards? Of the three, What Is Game can sometimes be triggered intentionally early to get it out of the way, Bird Noise makes the game harder so you should avoid casting it at all costs, and Shitty Wizard can be used to dispel the other negative effect cards. - are you trying not to pause the game too much? The first new spell pickup after you unpause happens after 5 seconds, and then new pickups appear every 3 seconds thereafter. So if you pause more often than every 5 seconds you don't get any spells...
  13. I might... in the short term, I'd probably just add a credit page so I can credit the people I got the music from (http://incompetech.com/) and the sound effects from (https://www.freesound.org/). The game itself was sort of intended as a test-bed for some ideas I had for making a semi-XCOM style tactical strategy game. I'll probably experiment on that when I have time for the time being. Unless people think the Wizard Sports could be polished up further and expanded into a fuller game? (I didn't end up implementing everything I wanted. In particular there was a Boss Fight sequence I was interested in doing, but I didn't have time.)
  14. I've uploaded a video to Youtube, if you need convincing the exciting world of Wizard Sports is for you! And another one here:
  15. Submitted with 6 minutes to spare!!!!! http://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam/rate/24559 On the last day, I added: Sick musics Cool SFX Gripping plot Victory conditions A tutorial that might actually work Options screen IS PROBABLY BUGGY AS HELL, BUT WHATEVER.