onbekende wrote:Age of Realms (1, 2, 3)
St Patricksday - not playable
that should be an accurate list of maps that are clearly not maps for the manual troop placement medal. (if I missed one, it means I didn't pkay that one yet, which is not many maps), 2 last maps are in Beta.
there are also some that are borderline cause of either the objectives (aka if you don't read carefully, you corner yourself with a manual deploy)or cause of amount of territories (who would even start a manual drop on those?)
Age of Realm Maps have two places to deploy.. And manual does make sense on these maps depending on drops... So to remove the manual from this map would def. change game play..
For instance.. If you get dropped Mua and Borun in AOR 3.. Then deploying all of your troops on one castle would make attaining a bonus region much easier.. especially Mua since you have to hit a 3 and a 6 just to take your first rune...
The same goes for both Feudals and New World....
The best solution to this dilemma would be to remove the Manual Medal from 1v1 settings.. and grant it for team games only.
As for Dako... I disagree with you.. I enjoy the science behind being able to place on either my teammates or myself. So I would still allow for manual deployment on ANY player.. In a team game... Forting or feeding one particular player becomes an essential strategy at some point and time.. This happens to create it a bit sooner.
My vote is to remove the medal all together...or to make it a team based medal to avoid some of these 1v1 medal "farming" examples individuals have shown concerns about.
p.s. Jamaica and City Mogul are def an exception since its been stated that manual makes NO difference.