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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby MarshalNey on Tue May 18, 2010 12:45 am

Don't make all the islands neutral. I think they will be ignored as you hinted in earlier playtesting.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby mattattam on Tue May 18, 2010 4:41 pm

The Bison King wrote: Right now only Rolloland is neutral with 3 on it. I have considered making all the Islands neutral but I didn't really like that when I played with it. Perhaps only Dalmus and Tyross could be neutral, to establish an early territorial boundary... but it might be kinda weird to have only a few Islands be neutral. Thoughts opinions?


Yeah you can solve Dalmus being an island in graphics...

Okay I have 3 thoughts on gameplay. First off I don't think Rolland should be neutral. I don't think it will be a very sought after territory since it is a part of Ifnal.

I have an idea for the Rollaland territory. What if you make Rollaland a bonus by itself. Say a +1 Auto Deploy bonus. You can have it start 4 neutral, and I also recommend making Central Caprinthia touch Rollaland so 5 territories will be able to access it instead of four. 4 neutral won't make it too easy to capture but still an viable option in the game. If it's a 1v1 game someone will start with +8 and they can try to take it but the next person can most likely take it back. Anything over a 2 person game will start with 5 or less so it will be more difficult to take but perhaps when they cash spoils they could go for it. Are you testing your map versions with multiple players and gametypes?

I think Dalmus should start 3 neutral as well. This makes it harder to take the +1 bonus of Chunjaris - Theraland which is easy to defend once you have it. Also it would be harder to get the +3 island bonus for 3 held. Making Dalmus neutral would eliminate much of the luck factor from a drop on this map.

I don't think Tyros should be neutral. 1 island neutral is enough.

Summary: Make Rollaland it's own bonus of +1 autodeploy. Start it 4 neutral and make Central Caprinthia border Rollaland. If don't do this suggestion no need to have Rolland neutral. Make Dalmus 3 neutral. Don't have Tyros be neutral.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby The Bison King on Wed May 19, 2010 4:42 pm

Make Rollaland it's own bonus of +1 autodeploy. Start it 4 neutral and make Central Caprinthia border Rollaland. If don't do this suggestion no need to have Rolland neutral. Make Dalmus 3 neutral. Don't have Tyros be neutral.

A lot of interesting points. Some good idea's but I don't think all of it will work.

First off, Tyross not being Neutral and Dalmus being 3 neutral:

Agreed, consider it done.

Now as for the whole Rolloland situation. I am not opposed to making it a +1 auto deploy. I kind of like the idea, but I definitely am keeping it as a part of the Ifnal Bonus. I really like having it be a split bonus, it makes it more interesting to hold, and it makes it a very important territory. Having it be be a +1 auto deploy as well might make it too important though. On the flip side it might work out since it's kind of out there anyway and hard to hold, a auto deploy +1 might give it the extra edge. As for connecting Central Caprinthia to Rolloland, No, because Caprinthia doesn't need more borders. I all ready went out of my way to remove borders.

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Tyross: regular territory
Dalmus: Neutral 3
Central Caprinthia: Remains the same
Rolloland:Maybe a +1 auto deploy as part of the Ifnal Bonus, but honestly I'm probably just going to keep it how it is with 3 neutral.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby mattattam on Wed May 19, 2010 8:39 pm

The Bison King wrote:
Rolloland:Maybe a +1 auto deploy as part of the Ifnal Bonus, but honestly I'm probably just going to keep it how it is with 3 neutral.


Well I think if you keep Rolloland as a part of the Ifnal bonus it would make it too important if you made it +1 auto deploy as well unless you add another territory to Ifnal or something like that. I do like Ifnal being a split bonus but I think it would be more dynamic if it was a +1 auto deploy and not a part of Ifnal. Ifnal could be a +2 bonus then.

Perhaps you could consider making a different territory a +1 auto deploy. Maybe a couple of them. They could be castles or the main city/capitol. You could do this with Ashula and/or Central Skyatica. Nothing else stands out to me as a good place to do that, even those would be too much of choke points set up as they are.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby Evil DIMwit on Thu May 20, 2010 9:34 am

Yeah, I think you can skip on the auto-deploy for Rolloland. In fact, you can probably skip on auto-deploys everywhere in the map.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby mattattam on Thu May 20, 2010 1:21 pm

Evil DIMwit wrote:Yeah, I think you can skip on the auto-deploy for Rolloland. In fact, you can probably skip on auto-deploys everywhere in the map.


I'm okay with you disagreeing, but why would that be better? Do you just not like that personally or what? I think it would bring a more dynamic gameplay if there is 1 or perhaps 2 spots of a +1 autodeploy.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby Evil DIMwit on Thu May 20, 2010 1:35 pm

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Evil DIMwit wrote:Yeah, I think you can skip on the auto-deploy for Rolloland. In fact, you can probably skip on auto-deploys everywhere in the map.


I'm okay with you disagreeing, but why would that be better? Do you just not like that personally or what? I think it would bring a more dynamic gameplay if there is 1 or perhaps 2 spots of a +1 autodeploy.


I just think between the islands and the roads this map is busy enough. Though, Bison King, do whatever you think is strategically appropriate.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby The Bison King on Thu May 20, 2010 2:42 pm

I just think between the islands and the roads this map is busy enough.


I agree.

Perhaps you could consider making a different territory a +1 auto deploy... Ashula and/or Central Skyatica. Nothing else stands out to me as a good place to do that, even those would be too much of choke points set up as they are.


You said it yourself, and I agree with you. They were some good suggestions and very much do appreciate the input, but I think I'm going to pass on the +1 auto deploys all together. I've put a lot of thought into the bonus structure of this game and adding the +1 auto deploys just adds to much counter balance to what is all ready there. Besides I'm running out of places on the map to add more rules. It's all ready crowded enough.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby natty dread on Thu May 20, 2010 3:47 pm

No autodeploys, they're totally unnecessary on this map.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby mattattam on Thu May 20, 2010 8:02 pm

Okay. Glad to give the input. Thanks for hearing it out.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby The Bison King on Tue May 25, 2010 3:34 pm

Well, I've got a few more games on this map under my belt, and I think I've pretty much hammered out all of the concerns I've had with this map (as far as game play is concerned). It's been playing fine and there doesn't seem to be any real advantage to starting in any specific regions. I'll be taking any additional input into consideration if it comes up but for now I'll tentatively say that I'll be waiting for the stamp.

I have a number of Ideas I've been saving on how to improve the graphics, so once I get moved I'll start working on them. ;)
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby Evil DIMwit on Tue May 25, 2010 6:01 pm

Neato. Well, I can't really spot any problems so I'm stickying this for a couple of days for review. If nobody comes up with a glaring issue, it'll be stamped.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5 [Stamp review]

Postby natty dread on Tue May 25, 2010 6:11 pm

How do you spell Thessisamess... This is a mess?

I took a look, and I can't really see any problems either... I'll have to take another look when I've had some sleep, but so far looks good to me. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5 [Stamp review]

Postby The Bison King on Tue May 25, 2010 7:25 pm

How do you spell Thessisamess... This is a mess?


HA!!!! you got it!!! that's exactly what I did, I can't believe you noticed. I was working on an art project at school a while ago and this project was totally getting away from me so I named the file This is a mess, but the program saved everything as one word. I looked at it, said it out loud phonetically and thought it sounded pretty cool. I changed the spelling a little to make it sound cooler. It should be pronounce (theh-SISS-ah-mess).
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Re: Thyseneal: V1.5

Postby Evil DIMwit on Fri May 28, 2010 2:08 pm

And time. Let's everybody have a big hand for the newest map out of Gameplay.
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