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Old June 30th, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Confused Noob question - scripting

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Im test playing Mictlan LA, my priest king is 2b 2n, and ive researched blood 2 spells. I script him to cast - Hellpower, Reinvigoration, Blood burst. Something goes wrong.

Sometimes he will case hell power but get no bonus, but most of the time he just does whatever the hell he wants completely ignoring the script, I have abundant blood slaves for him to draw from.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 12:42 AM

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Default Re: Noob question - scripting

what kind of opposition is he facing? sometimes he decides its not worth the slaves
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I've also had problems with hell power not giving a bonus before, never really investigated it. Does it work for most people?
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Hellpower needs 3 slaves and can only be cast correctly by a b3 mage afaik.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 09:46 AM

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Default Re: Noob question - scripting

Well he says he mages are casting it some of the time. I wonder what the difference is. Probably size of opposing army. Also possible it's due to enc from extreme heat or cold? It can't be cast underwater either.
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Default Re: Noob question - scripting

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Hellpower needs 3 slaves and can only be cast correctly by a b3 mage afaik.
I'm assuming he's using a slave to increase his level right?
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Default Re: Noob question - scripting

Wouldn't that go over the 1 "gem" per level limit on a spell cast? Or, does blood disobey that with slaughtering those slaves? If he's blood 2, he cannot spend 4 slaves to cast a blood 3 spell because it's using too many "gems"
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Default Re: Noob question - scripting

Well, iirc I had a similar problem (trying to hellpower a vampire count) and he cast hellpower without getting anything out of it and imediately cast another spell (before the enemy cast his spells), which is buggy.
I've always supposed that a b2 mage could use 2 slaves max.
I think the AI doesn't get that during spell selection tries to cast the spell, generating "x has cast Hellpower", realizes that he can't cast it and tries to cast another spell instead ("x has cast spell y").
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Wouldn't that go over the 1 "gem" per level limit on a spell cast? Or, does blood disobey that with slaughtering those slaves? If he's blood 2, he cannot spend 4 slaves to cast a blood 3 spell because it's using too many "gems"
That limit only apllies to how many gems/slaves the mage can spend for one level boost plus fatigue reduction, not to the casting cost of the spell.
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Default Re: Noob question - scripting

False.
1 gem per level is a hard limit. Base spell cost, level raising, fatigue reduction, all of it.
The 2b priest king should not be able to cast it at all.

A 3B mage could cast it, but not use any extra slaves to reduce fatigue.
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