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by Zepherian
13 Dec 2013, 15:40
Forum: News and announcements
Topic: Warzone 2100 version 3.1.1 is now released!
Replies: 27
Views: 52676

Re: Warzone 2100 version 3.1.1 is now released!

Thank you for this release and for all the work put into it.
by Zepherian
18 Jun 2013, 02:45
Forum: Balance
Topic: The vtol issue.
Replies: 11
Views: 7821

Re: The vtol issue.

For the record: after benchmarking research and doing an experimental game with Overlord I concede that aa research is indeed in time with vtol and body research and that it's balanced. This means that the aa can be built and upgraded in time to stop the vtols as they evolve and I was wrong. The thi...
by Zepherian
17 Jun 2013, 22:17
Forum: Balance
Topic: The vtol issue.
Replies: 11
Views: 7821

The vtol issue.

Here is the problem with vtols, as I see it. I won't go so far as to say they are unbalanced, but I do suspect there is some tweaking to be done here. So, as succintly as I can put it: What, in real world situations, is the counter to a medium body vtol swarm, when it makes its first appearance? I k...
by Zepherian
15 Jun 2013, 20:09
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

Problem is targeting an incoming group of medium vtols going fast as heck in a swarm of dozens. The vtol attack tower is good for this situation but as stated it tends to get destroyed. And another thing is that with pure AA vtols you lose unit cap on offense, unless the enemy happens to have vtols ...
by Zepherian
15 Jun 2013, 19:00
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

Never tried air to air sunbursts, but thats still countering vtols with vtols, which would be a balance issue anyway if it were to be required to stand a chance. It is however something I will try, looks like a fun idea to introduce pure fighter vtols to high oil aerial combat. problem is targeting,...
by Zepherian
15 Jun 2013, 16:39
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

Funny you should say that about machineguns. I just came out of game, defeated by my own wireless, when I was doing pure machinegun and was being defeated (on the terrain, not yet overall game) by missiles and ripples after a failed assault. The problem with a combined armed army using flamers is th...
by Zepherian
15 Jun 2013, 13:22
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

Yes. Yes. What you are discussing here is whether flamers by themselves are overpowered to the point they negate any other strategy on a map that follows your guidelines with all other things, power levels and research, being equal. My contention is that they are not a be all and end all weopon with...
by Zepherian
14 Jun 2013, 19:40
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

The terrain is the terrain, by its very nature it will define the game, and adapting the base and armies to the terrain is one of the joys of warzone. I don't see this as inbalance but you are right. A king and fools type map is also unbalanced but it has it's place in multiplayer. What you are sayi...
by Zepherian
14 Jun 2013, 15:34
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

I open RRRFF on high oil no base 1v1 and a big map. Why not mix squared ffa and balance? Balance is balance, it's based on units, structures, weopons and their counters. Not the game type. A game is balanced if any given unit, structure weopon combo can be countered with other combos that not the sa...
by Zepherian
14 Jun 2013, 13:52
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

May I add that the post I made was based on a few dozen high oil 1v1 games and the plasmite thing is something I use on FFA's on maps such as squared. I rarely use plasmite flamers late in a teamgame setting on high oil because more often than not hardpoints and concrete walls negate them, as will a...
by Zepherian
13 Jun 2013, 23:30
Forum: Balance
Topic: Flamers!
Replies: 113
Views: 54701

Re: Flamers!

Been toying online with flamers on high oil games (as Omina) and I think they are not too overpowered, although if you're pushed into a corner it can be devastating. It's more of a situational weopon imo. Incendiary mortars I won't comment on as I don't have much experience with them. One counter is...
by Zepherian
08 Jun 2013, 00:49
Forum: Skirmish / Multiplay
Topic: What could be done about cheating hosts?
Replies: 27
Views: 9767

Re: What could be done about cheating hosts?

Just a small bump to report that the host quit issue, ie, hosts quitting before the game ends, is becoming epidemic. As I get better at this game (or regain the form I had 15 years ago, depending on the viewpoint) I see that the moral fibre of the warzone gamer community needs a boost. People should...
by Zepherian
01 Jun 2013, 21:12
Forum: Skirmish / Multiplay
Topic: What could be done about cheating hosts?
Replies: 27
Views: 9767

Re: What could be done about cheating hosts?

Rank should be non-decreasing. So that people didn't ever want to wipe it. Right now it isn't (medal can be taken away, and hard to recover). Or rank could be non variable, based on various aspects, yet there could be a decreasing rank based on the win ratio of the last N games... Why just one meda...
by Zepherian
01 Jun 2013, 19:36
Forum: Skirmish / Multiplay
Topic: What could be done about cheating hosts?
Replies: 27
Views: 9767

Re: What could be done about cheating hosts?

A medal system is needed so people can do their own matchmaking. There is no need for automatchmaking if the medal system is solid. There will always be a few exploits, even with encryption, but I think it is easier to make a working medal system than to get all sweaty and bothered coding an automat...
by Zepherian
31 May 2013, 21:55
Forum: Skirmish / Multiplay
Topic: What could be done about cheating hosts?
Replies: 27
Views: 9767

Re: What could be done about cheating hosts?

We need both imo, a ranked tournament like login based mode on the server and an open server for newer players and more casual games. It's a bit palaces and ghettos but I think it would serve this game well to consider both an open warzone and a login based closed warzone, where the game level is hi...