keika 10/11/2019 08:55 am >you understimate necromancer, its the fastest army conversion early game.
It is even counterintuitive to me. How necro could be the fastest in conversions? Theo at least as fast as necro. Ghouling strike and convert have similar stats and available on the same level.
If you are really good and combine ghouling strike with curse and inflict despair, yes you will have better conversion chance. But starting from turn ~12 theo gets evangelists and you can't be the fastest in conversions anymore.
keika 10/11/2019 08:55 am In my last game I had controlling undead and ghouling strike skills for both my leader and hero, I also had lesser conversion from second hero and still was behind.
Sin Arcain 10/11/2019 09:04 am A bit off topic: What is early game? And what.. conditions your economy and military is supposed to be in the different stages of the game, I wonder? I am asking to have some idea what to aim for.
keika 10/11/2019 09:11 am [novograd] btw are there anyone use assassins?
[Hiliadan] They're hard to use. I heard it used to be a very good strategy in live MP but then Triumph nerfed them pretty hard / delayed them
Maybe I am playing like a newbie, but in PBEM round 2 I have built only one bard and two stacks of assasins. They helped a lot and I won major battle.
keika 10/11/2019 09:51 am [Hiliadan] When people says stats over 406 duels ... are not indicative, it means they think they know better than the best available knowledge
I also think that such statistic could not be indicative. Just because different people play with different strategies (also there is a difference in skills). And if there is some very successful combo which gives very high win rate, it might not be visible in the statistic because not everyone plays.
keika 10/11/2019 09:51 am Probably it would be better if some skilled players play few games to verify if such combo is OP or not, and nerf it if necessary.
Hiliadan, if you are saying that statistic is a good source of "knowledge", how can you explain that skilled players tend to pick dreadnought vs weaker players and keep theocrat for latest rounds? From the statistic perspective this class is not as bad.
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:22 am early game is considered up to about turn 20 then after that is part time and u better be rockin and rollin some damn good armies by turn 40 ish is end game especially in pbem
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:22 am this is of course all relevant to map size and start game settings
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:22 am if you go by tournament rules standards
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:23 am then consider turn 15 and turn 30 vs good players again depending on map size etc
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:23 am style by turn 35
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:23 am usually necessary
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:24 am just play like this http://www.levidia.ch/tv-show...
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:24 am wild west style and ull be fine
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:26 am oh and by the way i do a poll
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:26 am how many peoples games are waiting on AIXstormRage to take his turn ?
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:26 am i have him x 3 on waiting his turn in my games
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:27 am
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Hiliadan 10/11/2019 12:19 pm @keika: Evangelists start at your Throne. Your Necro Leader starts MCing where he is, that's one reason why it's faster with Necro. MCing is not about the number of units but about the quality of units and about having 1 or 2 strong stacks.
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 12:20 pm @Sin Arcain: check out the strategy guide: https://age-of-wonders-3.fand... to get some ideas about the speed to get things. Early game = before turn 20. You can also check the thread about Racial Governance on the official forum where we give some notions of how many cities and units per game stage
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 12:23 pm @keika: I'm quite disappointed that you say such things about the stats and seem to believe I don't already know that. The general stats reflect the specific stats of top players. For instance Theo IS the best class. And the match up ARE correct. Just look at stats from Jean, gab, etc. And I don't know where you picked that Dread was not the weakest from the stats??? Dreadnought vs all : 51% (43 from 84) vs Theocrat vs all : 59% (133 from 225)
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 12:23 pm 51% vs 59% is a huge difference
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 12:23 pm Also just look at the number of times Dreadnought is picked overall, much lower
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 12:35 pm And if you want more recent stats, you can look at the ones from the 2017 Duel Tournament: https://www.the-battlefield.c...
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 12:46 pm BTW, I was wrong in my calculations about research speed for Bards and Evangelists yesterday, I took 66% RP cost but it's 75% RP cost for Fast speed. So probably a bit slower than I calculated
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 01:00 pm New RG poll about High Elves: https://www.the-battlefield.c...
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 04:15 pm Just posted an assessment of Draconian RG which will be used to balance RG in v1.3: https://forum.paradoxplaza.co...
gladis 10/11/2019 07:09 pm I wonder who pays attention
Sin Arcain 10/11/2019 07:57 pm Ok. Thanks Hiliadan.
Sin Arcain 10/11/2019 08:10 pm And thanks Seer too. Not sure about the levidia site though.
Hiliadan 10/11/2019 09:56 pm Some thoughts on removing Treasures for "standard games": https://forum.paradoxplaza.co... Would be interesting to get some feedback now. To avoid people complaining after that they don't like a setting, while they never take the time to discuss it when it was proposed months before being implemented...
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:10 pm anybody interested in a live game 1v1 classic turn duel ?
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:35 pm or live ffa ?
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:36 pm mahimika , u have any interest u and novograd can 2v1 me if u like i guess
mahimka 10/11/2019 10:40 pm i can play only pbem
mahimka 10/11/2019 10:41 pm but i can play all auto
mahimka 10/11/2019 10:41 pm if u want
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:43 pm well i was looking for a live game
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:43 pm how come can not play live game ?
$eeR 10/11/2019 10:44 pm connection strength or somethig ?
$eeR 10/11/2019 11:01 pm bah are nearly no live players anymore these days
Fluksen 11/11/2019 11:06 am Hei are the AoW3 #servers down at the moment? I keep getting an error message when trying to login. Says: Could not connect to server. "Do you still want to play in offline mode?"
Sin Arcain 11/11/2019 11:07 am I guess so because I get the same message.
Fluksen 11/11/2019 11:10 am Oh ok, not sure if I should be relieved that it's nothing weird with my pc or worried because it's on their servers....
Fluksen 11/11/2019 11:10 am thanks for your confirmation!
marcuspers 11/11/2019 11:18 am Yeah, I posted a message on the steam forums
Sin Arcain 11/11/2019 11:34 am Hopefully nothing lasting.
Hiliadan 11/11/2019 02:02 pm Looks like it's back?
Sin Arcain 11/11/2019 08:41 pm Yes.
MARKYMARK 12/11/2019 03:19 pm i can Play live but only with saving (not finishing live games)
MARKYMARK 12/11/2019 03:20 pm is maybe better than a duel pbem. but who knows.
xlnt 12/11/2019 09:13 pm can someone remind me what this error was: https://imgur.com/a/B2MquOH
xlnt 12/11/2019 09:13 pm it's in my tournament game - before i do turn 1 (as player 2)
xlnt 12/11/2019 09:13 pm is this normal, should i play my turn or not
xlnt 12/11/2019 09:14 pm sorry but i switched games and really never paid attention to this kind of .. stuff (:
Sin Arcain 12/11/2019 09:14 pm Probably because Strong Defenders Weak Rewards mod was updated a week ago or so, and you got that one.
xlnt 12/11/2019 09:15 pm well i created the game with the mods i try playing the turn with so Hiliadan would not have been able to join with different mods
Sin Arcain 12/11/2019 09:15 pm From what I have seen you can continue and the other players will have to update too.
Sin Arcain 12/11/2019 09:15 pm Hmm..
Sin Arcain 12/11/2019 09:16 pm Not different mods just the version.
xlnt 12/11/2019 09:16 pm i see
xlnt 12/11/2019 09:16 pm thanks - will wait for other comments too
Sin Arcain 12/11/2019 09:21 pm Hiliadan responded here when an other player brought up the same problem: http://www.the-battlefield.co...
marcuspers 12/11/2019 09:46 pm This is the message when one player play with debug mode on.
El_Lobo 12/11/2019 09:53 pm Have a look here. Seems like it's the same problem.
El_Lobo 12/11/2019 09:53 pm https://www.the-battlefield.c...
xlnt 12/11/2019 10:51 pm thank you all (:
Sin Arcain 13/11/2019 07:41 am Yeah. I linked the same.
Hiliadan 13/11/2019 09:56 am That's not the same as the issue of SpiritSeeker. As Marcus said, it's because one plays with debug mode (me) and the other doesn't (xlnt).
Sin Arcain 13/11/2019 10:50 am I see. The text of warnings are very misleading then.
novograd 13/11/2019 03:40 pm about AI roaming movement, how does it decided?
novograd 13/11/2019 03:41 pm 2turns ago it didn't attack cherub next to it and attacked my cherub 9tiles away
Hiliadan 13/11/2019 11:51 pm I don't know but I think when they have no unit in sight, they move randomly. Then there are 2 types of roamers: Raiders and Roamers. I think Raiders target cities more often
novograd 13/11/2019 11:53 pm It had unit on sight and just ignored and attacked me which was in out of sight. And both were cherub
Hiliadan 13/11/2019 11:57 pm That does not contradict what I just said
novograd 13/11/2019 11:59 pm well, they had unit in sight, so shouldn't attack it first?
Hiliadan 13/11/2019 11:59 pm As I said, I don't know. I just said that their movement is otherwise random and that there are two behaviours and one is more aggressive towards cities.
novograd 14/11/2019 12:02 am ok. so you also don't know
Sin Arcain 14/11/2019 07:51 am Can you tell the difference between raiders and roamers by look?
Hiliadan 14/11/2019 10:05 am No but different spawning sites have different types of roamers. For instance the Necromantic Circle spawns Raiders for instance: https://age-of-wonders-3.fand...
Sin Arcain 14/11/2019 10:30 am I see. Thank you.
Hiliadan 14/11/2019 11:36 pm Please vote on Halfling RG: https://www.the-battlefield.c...
MagicProgression 16/11/2019 10:56 am hello
Sin Arcain 16/11/2019 11:02 am Hi and welcome!
MARKYMARK 16/11/2019 01:43 pm Hello:-) nice Avatar:-)
DreadReapr 17/11/2019 01:00 pm so @markymark and @hilidan did u guys remove my admin permissions in battlefield?
im thinking about hosting a matchmaking discord for aow3 so is it possible to create a seperate place to report games and seperate leaderboard ??
Hiliadan 17/11/2019 02:34 pm It looks like Markymark removed you from admin (I didn't do anything). As discussed last time, I think it's an interesting proposal but the issue is where the matchmaking is done. If it's on Discord, it cannot work because it draws people away from here. If it's on the other site you mentioned, it can possibly work. It might also be possible to implement the matchmaking system directly on the BF, depends how complicated it is to code
Hiliadan 17/11/2019 02:34 pm And yes it's possible for a separate category (replacing the Arena one for instance)
DreadReapr 17/11/2019 03:13 pm the bracketcloud site has some downsides, Discord is so much better at this project
Hiliadan 17/11/2019 03:25 pm Maybe but as explained, it does not make sense for the BF to push people to use Discord
marcuspers 17/11/2019 03:28 pm Does it not work with an i-frame or something like that. So the coding is done on Discord but its also possible to interact directly from BF (when you have a discord account ofc)
Hiliadan 17/11/2019 03:30 pm We explored that when Dread started using Discord but it seems Discord does not work embedded in other sites
marcuspers 17/11/2019 03:36 pm too bad
Sin Arcain 17/11/2019 03:42 pm Not to stir anything up merely curious: What difference does it exactly make to start in position one or two when it is a duel? And from what I have seen always the host is in slot two. Why?
Hiliadan 17/11/2019 03:44 pm Empire Quests are given to the first player who reaches the criteria. 1st player is thus advantaged. Also in terms of movements, you move first.
Hiliadan 17/11/2019 03:45 pm Host is #2 due to an old issue that existed in the past. It was solved so we could actually change it back to host #1. But in any case, the position of players/teams should be random. And the host is indeed randomly chosen
Sin Arcain 17/11/2019 03:47 pm I see. Thanks for the explanation.