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by raycast
03 May 2013, 21:38
Forum: Mapping / Modding tools & discussions
Topic: Map generation
Replies: 32
Views: 12217

Re: Map generation

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by raycast
03 May 2013, 21:37
Forum: Addon discussions
Topic: deleted maps
Replies: 22
Views: 6969

Re: deleted maps

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by raycast
03 May 2013, 21:00
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

For instance, Blizzard have made A HELLA LOT OF decisions before even creating the first unit for the game. So have we (or more precisely: Pumpkin). I'm not suggesting we reset everything to 0 and start from that... Ok, now imagine we notice that cannons are too strong. But only if more than 5 tile...
by raycast
01 May 2013, 16:27
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Actually, incidendary bombs, plasma cannons etc. *can* be changed independently of the pure flamers. It's not as if there is a fixed 1:1 relationship here. We can reduce the strength of flamer weapons by 5%, and this will neither make a rocket+flamer strategy useless, and it's actually fairly easy t...
by raycast
01 May 2013, 04:36
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Too bad that you are only complaining about the game not being the same as 2.3.9; you apparently didn't see my suggestion of having two types of accuracy. Aiming accuracy and chance-to-damage-on-impact. "Balanceability" is bullshit, sorry. We don't have an unstable balance either. It's not as if we ...
by raycast
29 Apr 2013, 18:40
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Not keeping the chances to hit somewhere around the actual value will cause the entire game to require a new balance. in other word, a machine gun with an accuracy of 40% in 2.3.9 MUST HAVE an accuracy even worst at full range with a realistic engine. Otherwise, the balance is f**ked. Then the bala...
by raycast
28 Apr 2013, 14:24
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

@Iluvalar I do not understand you either. I do not see any instability, which would prevent balancing. All I can see (in your second post) is that the game is too complicated for your theoretical model . Which is a failure of your theoretical model for balancing, not of the actual game. Yes, your mo...
by raycast
27 Apr 2013, 22:45
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Actually, wesnoth is in some points simpler than WZ. First of all, it is turn based, then it is tile based, too. Yet, to quote from the wesnoth forums: There is no way to just have balancing done by some magic formula. This simply does not work due to too many factors being involved. From there I al...
by raycast
27 Apr 2013, 11:11
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Thanks, Per. Good examples on why we need to rebalance anyway. Do you remember the sonic tank in Dune II? That could be an interesting addition to the tech tree,too: sonic/shockwave weapons for late game? They also had a super heavy slow tank, which would cause an explosion when destroyed. Plus, I w...
by raycast
25 Apr 2013, 14:09
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

As obviously our current balance is already broken , we will need to rebalance anyway. E.g. flamers are too strong, yet also behave irritatingly because they randomly fire 1 tile off, even at short distance (= 45 degrees off!). Artillery overkilling is another example. Since we need to fix the balan...
by raycast
24 Apr 2013, 15:54
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Hi all, Instead of speculating how things may be fun and how they may not, or what may be realistic and which is not (WZ will never be realistic, it's fiction!) - actually try out the available patches . I have made a patch that is probably more realistic, and hopefully still fun, although it raises...
by raycast
03 Apr 2013, 17:06
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

If you want to play starcraft, go play starcraft with its simpler shooting logic (and, actually, 2D flat maps). If you want to play WZ 1.1, then go play WZ 1.1. I do like the gameplay of WZ 3.1, and I do have the impression that a lot of other people do so, too. In my opinion, warzone has always bei...
by raycast
25 Mar 2013, 23:32
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Actually, if you shoot straight up with an error of ~5°, and if you shoot at 45° with an error of ~5°, the results will be quite similar, if you shoot up to the same height.
by raycast
25 Mar 2013, 23:30
Forum: Addon discussions
Topic: Free perlin noise ! :D
Replies: 18
Views: 3591

Re: Free perlin noise ! :D

Visually appealing is a more accurate description. Note that for WZ, we need an interesting gameplay much more than nice visuals. As mentioned, I found Perlin noise to be useful for certain things - such as random opening of cliffs, by doing a Perlin noise blur. But try to use above Perlin noise te...
by raycast
24 Mar 2013, 23:51
Forum: Balance
Topic: Accuracy straw poll
Replies: 115
Views: 30030

Re: Accuracy straw poll

Personally, I'd interpret accuracy as the chance to land a "direct hit" on the target. Many weapons in Warzone 2100, including Light Cannons, Mortars, and Railguns, do more damage on a direct hit than they do through splash damage. But the chance to hit as such is rather meaningless with splash dam...