Difficulty Levels

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Difficulty Levels

Post by StuccoFresco » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 am

Hello. How do difficulty levels affect the game? Do the AI takes more time to execute moves by pondering them more, meaning it's a "stronger" AI? Or do they provide flat bonii to AI units?

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Re: Difficulty Levels

Post by SnuggleBunnies » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:44 pm

At the lowest level, you get more points and a slight boost to unit quality (ie, average units will be above average). The reverse at the highest difficulty. Otherwise, higher difficulty just gives the ai more points to spend.

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Re: Difficulty Levels

Post by StuccoFresco » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:02 pm

Are scenarios fixed in points? If yes, does that mean that apart from the "extreme" settings, changing difficulty means nothing since the extra points are not used?

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Re: Difficulty Levels

Post by SnuggleBunnies » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:25 pm

In scenarios the difficulty changes the number of men fielded by one side or another. Since the exact numbers are never really certain, this isn't even necessarily ahistorical.

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Re: Difficulty Levels

Post by StuccoFresco » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:52 am

Understood, thanks.

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Re: Difficulty Levels

Post by StuccoFresco » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:46 am

I have a question: I've tried Rocroi and Victoria 1813 scenarios. I believe toward the end of the battle I noticed Rocroi was at middle difficulty or the closest easier level. While I was closing in the Vitoria 1813 scenario I noticed it was set on maximum difficulty, but I didn't set it as such.

Do scenarios have custom difficulty settings?

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Re: Difficulty Levels

Post by Paul59 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:47 pm

StuccoFresco wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:46 am
I have a question: I've tried Rocroi and Victoria 1813 scenarios. I believe toward the end of the battle I noticed Rocroi was at middle difficulty or the closest easier level. While I was closing in the Vitoria 1813 scenario I noticed it was set on maximum difficulty, but I didn't set it as such.

Do scenarios have custom difficulty settings?
A lot of custom scenarios by Odenathus change the games settings to maximum difficulty. I have never used that technique with any of my scenarios.
Scenario Designer - Age of Belisarius, Rise of Persia, and Wolves at the Gate.

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Re: Difficulty Levels

Post by StuccoFresco » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:02 pm

Ah, good to know. I've involountarily beaten the French at max difficulty, then!

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