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by defekt
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Questions and Opinions About FOG Empires
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Questions and Opinions About FOG Empires

For a start you can't export multiplayer battles into FOG2. Arguably, exporting single player battles is tantamount to pressing the 'I Win' button (largely because exported battles don't also represent complexities of terrain - every battle map has ample room for manoeuvre).
by defekt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Is this right?
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Is this right?

But, oh well, how do I put this nicely? If this is know since January, then why hasn't this been patched? I've fairly recently raised this issue of mega-indie factions (that only fight you, not each other) with regard to the semi-related issue of double/triple-dip succession wars as a Tribe/Horde. ...
by defekt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Negotiating peace for all the alliance?
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Negotiating peace for all the alliance?

Could this not be fudged in some way, in that when the 'biggest' nation (the nations with the highest Legacy, perhaps - or some other on-the-fly metric) in a war declares peace with another nation then the war ends for all other nations as well? Perhaps peace for such a cessation is only enforceable...
by defekt
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: What does a MILITARY EXPERTISE bonus do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1116

Re: What does a MILITARY EXPERTISE bonus do?

I would disagree with the two previous posters, as it has a critical influence on the combats in empires... Disagree. It has a trivial influence over General quality; the kind of influence that is far more efficiently obtained elsewhere. Concentrating on ME is a newbie trap and as such should be la...
by defekt
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: What does a MILITARY EXPERTISE bonus do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1116

Re: What does a MILITARY EXPERTISE bonus do?

IMO ME isn't worth aiming for. If it's below 1 then it's a second-rate concern; once above 1 it becomes, at best, a third-rate concern.
by defekt
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Regional Decision: Prospecting?
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Regional Decision: Prospecting?

Is this pure RNG? Or predestined, meaning if I fail to turn up anything valuable in Latium, I NEVER will? Thanks. No that's not fixed, you can get extra natural resources, but with diminishing chances if you have more than one already, and never more than 3 IIRC. What's the base chance of success? ...
by defekt
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Long move vs Short move
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Long move vs Short move

River avoidance?

Not sure why tho as rivers aren't that much of a thing in this game.
by defekt
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Isn't constantly relinquishing objectives tedius?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Isn't constantly relinquishing objectives tedius?

Objectives that sit on t'other side of the known world - yes, no point in the game generating such objectives.

Other kinds of objectives would be nice: diplo; economy; military; trade, etc.
by defekt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: @Pocus - I really like these regional decisions
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: @Pocus - I really like these regional decisions

In PDS games a +3% modifier constitutes 'regional flavour'. It's that kind of thinking that sank I:R.
by defekt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Mercenary/provincial unit upkeep cost
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Mercenary/provincial unit upkeep cost

Jagger2002 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:07 pm
It would be helpful to see the total maintenance cost of an army listed on the army panel. Also would be helpful to see the maintenance cost of each unit in the unit panel when hovering over the unit in the army panel.
^This.
by defekt
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Revolt, After Revolt...
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Revolt, After Revolt...

Glad you're receptive to the suggestion.
by defekt
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Revolt, After Revolt...
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Revolt, After Revolt...

Surt, Thanks for the reference. I've given it a read and there doesn't appear to be anything that I'm unfamiliar with in this regard. The issue, I'd say, isn't that revolts happen in the first instance. As it happens, even tho this isn't among the most complicated of GSG games (that's not bad thing,...
by defekt
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Revolt, After Revolt...
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Revolt, After Revolt...

...after revolt, after revolt, after revolt, after revolt, after revolt (ad infinitum). I've tried to give this game a jolly good crack of the whip but the interminable spiral of revolt following leader death following revolt is wearing me down. :( Death spirals come about absolutely randomly. All i...
by defekt
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Unescorted Persian army sunk
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Unescorted Persian army sunk

It was improved several months ago. Then for the DLC, I checked and it seemed the AI built too many ships, so I toned that down some. Perhaps it was not a wise move. There is anyway room for improvement on how the escorts are used, definitively. From what I can see the AI has enough warships; they ...
by defekt
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Unescorted Persian army sunk
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Unescorted Persian army sunk

I've watched boatloads of souls rebound around at sea, attriting their way into the afterlife, escort or no (almost always no).
by defekt
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Unescorted Persian army sunk
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Unescorted Persian army sunk

Frequently see hundreds-of-power armies adrift on the high seas with nary an escort to bone betwixt 'em.
by defekt
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Insane victory for Persia
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Insane victory for Persia

Persia has script immunity.

(It doesn't, at least not implicitly.)
by defekt
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Major temple
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Major temple

I see this kind of thing occurring quite a lot in the game - displaying the modified value instead of the base. It can get super-confusing (above being one example), not the least of which because this approach pre-supposes that you know what the base value was. Would it not be better to show the ad...
by defekt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: How does one provide units after making a deal?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: How does one provide units after making a deal?

I've tried to figure out how much it costs you to build these traded units - starting unit cost, current unit cost, some sort of % reduced cost... God only knows, really. It's hard to figure it out _just_ by watching how your Gold changes from one turn to the next.
by defekt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Is it possible to disregard regional decisions?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Is it possible to disregard regional decisions?

After a while you end up with a list of RDs mostly consisting of ones you don't want simply by virtue of unwanted RDs not being removable. I'm currently sitting on a pile of Improve Port RDs and I can't get rid of any of them.

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