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Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars August 1st, 2004, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: How to script a Bard ?

That's why Bards are so cheap - so you can buy a couple to stand still and sing, and a couple to walk forward and use standard.

Although it would be nice if an unscripted Bard would walk to...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars July 29th, 2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Fix This Theme: Return of the Raptors

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">Why do people want priestly power on their mages at all? Why do people want powerful priests at all really? Being sacred is good. Being a priest...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars July 29th, 2004, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,359
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Speeding Up Tien Chi Spring and Autumn ?!

But you _can't_ switch to Order-3 with S&A. It requires Turmoil-1 or greater.

If S&A is weak, it is probably (IMO) a symptom of order still being worth more than its point cost, and order needs...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars July 29th, 2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Chris Byler
Fix This Theme: Return of the Raptors

It seemed like such a neat idea, what went so wrong with Return of the Raptors?

Well, several things. Weak, expensive priests; no sacred troops at all (losing the pretty good sacred troop that...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 21st, 2004, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: What am I supposed to do with Shamen?

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">This is actually not a bad use for them, either, considering the poison immunity of the Vine Men (they ARE poison immune, right?) ...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 19th, 2004, 02:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,463
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Pretender Balance Mod

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">If you go that route too far, there's a risk to get unbalanced results, with human mages getting mid- or high blessings effects cheaper than other...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 19th, 2004, 04:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,463
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Pretender Balance Mod

I think these numbers demonstrate the real problem with the humanoids: low new path cost only decreases the cost to get level 1 in that path. It doesn't change the cost to get level 2, 3, 4, etc.
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Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 18th, 2004, 03:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,154
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Golden Age Arcoscephale

Why not start the Shedu with Astral 3 Earth 3, instead of 1? Let him be strong in those paths since he will pay dearly to have any others (and you're pretty much forced to buy Astral pretty high...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 18th, 2004, 02:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,463
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Pretender Balance Mod

Acashic Record, IMO, is only effective if you crank the site frequency way up (this both increases the success rate and number of sites found, and decreases the relative costs by giving everyone more...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 12th, 2004, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Unquenched Sword and Ice Armors

A similar question applies to the battlefield enchantments Grip of Winter and Heat from Hell. (In fact I'm 90% sure Heat from Hell and Unquenched Sword have the same effect or lack thereof, since...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 12th, 2004, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Soul Gate Ermor tips?

The other reason to ignore blood as a dead Ermor is, of course, that you need population to hunt blood slaves. Demons want *living* sacrifices.

I don't know if this was mentioned before, but...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars June 12th, 2004, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: PoD vs. VQ vs. Liches (was: Blood Arco mod)

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">I guess you don't play Marignion much. Even as a blood race, they were not allowed to use the VQ, obviously a thematic choice as Marignion ARE a blood...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 19th, 2004, 07:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,412
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Is the REAL problem with VQs...Norfleet?

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">I suppose I could make a .map file that equips a VQ and grants those spells as starters to some nation but then you could also. [/b]</font><hr...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 16th, 2004, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: how deal with etherial enemies?

Another important point: although you can't easily give magic weapons to your troops, you *can* give them to your *commanders*. All weapon items count as magical weapons and can damage ethereal...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 16th, 2004, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Order vs. Luck in End Game

I'd like to see more diversity in scale selection and I think that the Order/Luck issue is too one-sided at present.

The most *visible* way to improve luck would be to remove the event cap (or...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 16th, 2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: How stealth really work ?

So the only benefit of scouts compared to other stealthy units is that they're cheap?

Is there a way to tell what units (that aren't named "Spy") have the spy ability? IIRC Bards have it too, but...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 16th, 2004, 04:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,412
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Is the REAL problem with VQs...Norfleet?

Send me a .trn file containing a battle replay where an equipped VQ - even without wishes - is taken down by any of those spells - or even all of them at once - and I'll shut up.

Otherwise, I'll...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 13th, 2004, 11:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,412
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Is the REAL problem with VQs...Norfleet?

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">Undead are immune to cold because they don't suffer from the effects associated with it, such as frostbite and hypothermia. If you were to say they...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 10th, 2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,394
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Wish List

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">Well, build a fortress there. That'll improve resource production. You can't build much of any independent unit if you don't have a fortress to...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 10th, 2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,412
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Is the REAL problem with VQs...Norfleet?

One of the problems with VQs, and equipped SCs in general, is that it's too easy to become invulnerable to all elements (counting poison as an "element" because it's a form of attack that you can...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 10th, 2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Hitting things far away

<font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">The path that is listed first determines the power and fatigue that will be used, unless one of the paths is blood, in which case blood magic skill is...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 8th, 2004, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Arcoscophile

Whoever posted that slingers are the worst unit - Mictlan slaves are worse. And they *do* have a use - soaking up lances and crossbow bolts.

But you have to pay for slingers, so I'm not sure if...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 6th, 2004, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: Stupid flying units getting killed makes me angry

In my opinion, the behavior of flying units is fine, but archers should be less likely to fire at routed enemies if there are friendly troops near them. Hold your fire and get closer instead.

If...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 5th, 2004, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Chris Byler
SCs and Personal Buffs - A New Idea

On one of the many VQ threads http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif Norfleet (a frequent VQ user himself) posted that the VQ was a weak fighter without her personal buffs. ...
Forum: Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars May 3rd, 2004, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By Chris Byler
Re: An intial try at a Pythium strategy guide

Sacred *units* require a temple.

Priests require a temple.

Sacred commanders that are not priests don't require a temple.

There aren't very many sacred commanders that aren't priests, but...
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