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Old February 12th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Ok, this is pretty class 101 but it drives me CRAZY every time I try and use it...

I don't know if it is my shift button the may not be connecting every time ot not.

Say I want to script Augury on a Mystic. The way i understand it is I hit Shift+m and cast the spell. It will show the spell with a monthly after it.

I have to do it like 20 times before it does it.

Will someone just take the time to say specifically when you hit shift M. I mean do I hit it BEFORE I cast the spell, or perhaps after I cast the spell? OR just shoot my shift button
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:02 PM

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Shift-m should bring up the spell menu, right?

Whatever spell you select will be cast monthly.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:06 PM
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LOL....thats the ONLY way I havn't done it...
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:09 PM

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Say I want to script Augury on a Mystic. The way i understand it is I hit Shift+m and cast the spell. It will show the spell with a monthly after it.
if you're just pressing shift+m than casting augury with your mystic than it will be just a regular cast. you need to first select your augury(to get the white background around him) than press shift+m and the cast ritual window will automatically pop up, this will be your indication that you've done it properly and now whatever ritual you choose will be automatically scripted as long as you have enough gems and valid targets(augury for example will stop being scripted if all your provinces have been searched for fire sites).
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:41 PM
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Yep, that did it!!!

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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:05 PM

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Default Re: Monthly site searching

now that you know you can - never do it in a serious game.
Micromanagement is always better.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:18 PM

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Micromanagement is always better: up until the point you quit the game in disgust because you can't deal with it.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:21 PM

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actually I found that monthly casting site searching spells isn't that bad, as it actually targets proper provinces(not searched before and with least amount of sites already available) so unless you need the mage for something else I haven't seen a problem with it yet. of course it's always good to make sure the AI doesn't mess up and targets your capital or something, as that's usually the last valid target that hasn't been searched, yet it will be a waste of mage turn...
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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:25 PM
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The AI doesn't target your capital with sitesearches (at least in 3.23). But it searches in numerical order rather than searching the most likely provinces first. So it's 'sub-optimal'.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:38 PM

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It does still seem to target other capitals.

Yeah, it's suboptimal and I'll hand target provinces early on when I'm still trying to find income to finance site searching or I'll send mages out searching manually. But I'm going to want to search everything eventually, so once I've got some income, I'll just let the monthly search rip.
If I'm fighting a war on my low numbered frontier, I'll stop it. Too much chance of finding something that'll fall right into the enemy's hands. It can in fact target a province that you lost last turn.
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