Easy mode?

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Easy mode?

Post by El_Condoro » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:26 am

I realise that my approach to gaming will be different to others but I have always thought of Easy Mode as being to introduce a game's mechanics, get an idea of the story and how units interact etc etc in a fairly relaxed way. It is not a walk in the park but it is meant to be pretty easy and not stressful. But I have been playing on Easy Mode and have had to replay most (all?) scenarios many times and reload many, many times just to get through. I normally anticipate ramping up the stress after the initial walk through.

I'm in two minds over this - one the one hand, I have learned a lot about the game and am now beating scenarios that were too hard the first few times; but on the other hand, the frustration level and reloading means I am not meeting the goals (educational relaxation) for playing on Easy. If I wanted that level of challenge I would pick the harder levels.

So, long story short, what is the philosophy behind the difficulty of Easy level? Is anyone else finding it too hard or do I just suck?

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Re: Easy mode?

Post by Vaughn » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:32 am

You are not alone. I am proving to be very incompetent at this game. I swallowed my pride, bumped the difficulty down to easy and i am still getting stomped.

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Re: Easy mode?

Post by sinbuster » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:07 am

Me too. I managed to refine my opening movies on regular but I was still save-scumming like a mf. The real spike was the first Sunken Lands; that scenario is tough. Restarting on easy i find things are still fairly difficult. Getting the extra supply talents are an absolute must, especially for the first defense mission.

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Re: Easy mode?

Post by OBG_primetide » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:40 am

We will adjust easy and normal difficulty a bit with the upcoming patch.
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Re: Easy mode?

Post by FlashXAron_slith » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:17 am

OBG_primetide wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:40 am
We will adjust easy and normal difficulty a bit with the upcoming patch.
Still my pride forbid me to change to easy :-) , so

PLEASE for godsake,

could we have the patch LOL

next map near impossible for me, had no problems till that map ...
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Re: Easy mode?

Post by FlashXAron_slith » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:46 pm

... seems PATCH will be released at Friday ...

anyway was able to finish that map in around 80 !! turns , enemy had an insane strong and large army ... wasn't really fun, but when you managed to complete it, somehow satisfying :roll:

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Re: Easy mode?

Post by OBG_primetide » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:58 pm

Admittedly though, you have a bit of a one sided army relying on your Thanes for protection and only having trolls and light units. Hard to defend positions...:)
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Re: Easy mode?

Post by sinbuster » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:45 am

FlashXAron_slith wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:46 pm
... seems PATCH will be released at Friday ...

anyway was able to finish that map in around 80 !! turns , enemy had an insane strong and large army ... wasn't really fun, but when you managed to complete it, somehow satisfying :roll:
Did they mention the patch on twitter or something? Couldn't find any verification for that. I think I'll start again if that's the case.

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Re: Easy mode?

Post by OBG_primetide » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:16 pm

We mentioned it on steam and hopefully will release today.
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Re: Easy mode?

Post by Cerberus4 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:05 pm

OBG_primetide wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Admittedly though, you have a bit of a one sided army relying on your Thanes for protection and only having trolls and light units. Hard to defend positions...:)
The best defence is a good troll to the face of the enemy army.

ETA: Also is it a sign of masochism that I'm seriously contemplating starting that map before downloading the Patch?

ETA2: Actually I can see in the patch notes you've made lizards less annoying so definetly downloading that, I'm not that masochistic.

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