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The ALPHA 8 PREVIEW thread!

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Working on the Median Cavalry. They are classed as Cavalry Javelinists (i.e. Cavalry Skirmishers). The Elite form shows some Scythian influences. They are pretty much done, except I need to redo the horse textures. Elite rank needs a new helmet as well.

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The Elite needs a new helmet. as I said. Something like this:

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Also would like a new head mesh, with the rockin beard and poofy hairdo. They're coming along though.

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While it may not be normal to zoom in that far, the Bactrian lancer's eyes look scared. Surely a brave warrior from a land most people only know for camels (if they know anything at all) would a glint in his eyes saying "Dammit, I'm not a &@*#ing camel, you ignoramus!"

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Hmmm... not really any sort of thread for this, but with both Alpha 8 and Christmas on the way, why not post here?

What's the deal with the Santa stuff? Some sort of Christmas Easter egg? (Only the most Christian of holidays :P)

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Hmmm... not really any sort of thread for this, but with both Alpha 8 and Christmas on the way, why not post here?

What's the deal with the Santa stuff? Some sort of Christmas Easter egg? (Only the most Christian of holidays :P)

Check out the date. Old stuff for an old Christmas screenshot back in the day.

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Yeah, I saw the '04 (and the low changeset number) and figured it had to be super old... But it hasn't been removed from trunk so I figured it must still be in the game somewhere. Though now that I can look at the files that are actually installed, I'm not seeing it. Shame.

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A map I have been working on for a couple of days:

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"Zagros Mountains." It's a "Persian Civil War" type of scenario where it's Persian vs. Persian. The terrain and trees are all done. I just need to add fauna for hunting and bushes and rocks for eye candy. There will also be another couple of surprises.

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Good looking map :victory:. Can't wait to play it.

But there is an odd thing there. There are no palms in mountains. Palms need constant high temperatures but mountains are cold especially in winters. And semi-arid forests like the ones in Zagros are not as dense as it is seen in your map (I mean the pines. They are very close. It is not like this in the Iranian mountains at least. look at this picture for example:).

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@Mythos ruler

On zagros mountains map: asian elephants massacre dozens of villagers and even soldiers in enemy camp. Slightly overpowered I guess?

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Kill them first. ;)

I meant, AI doesnt know how to handle them well and keeps sending women to mine ore next to elephants = bloodbath :P

Maybe place them a bit further from their CC ?

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I meant, AI doesnt know how to handle them well and keeps sending women to mine ore next to elephants = bloodbath :P

Maybe place them a bit further from their CC ?

I shall honor your request. ;) I still need to make some adjustments to the map. The AI soldiers get stuck easily in the mountains. huh.gif Maybe recommend this map as a multiplayer map?

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Maybe recommend this map as a multiplayer map?

Only if the AIs really struggle on the map - I tried it yesterday and managed to defeat the AI with the starting force, so didn't notice the pathing problems.

We should perhaps also mark all the Naval maps as Multiplayer only, including the 'Islands' RMS. What do you think?

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nah, id keep islands single-player

All of them can still be played in singleplayer - but AIs don't understand what to do on the Islands RMS, so technically it can only be played properly in multiplayer. The AIs will one day learn how to navigate on water, when they do the 'Multiplayer Only' description can be removed ;)

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will alpha 8 get released around christmas?

that would be cool.

regards!

The original plan was to release it earlier than that, but it was decided that we should try and solve some of the biggest performance issues before making the release. So we are currently unable to say when we will be able to release Alpha 8. Hopefully at least in time for Christmas, but we cannot say for sure yet.

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The original plan was to release it earlier than that, but it was decided that we should try and solve some of the biggest performance issues before making the release. So we are currently unable to say when we will be able to release Alpha 8. Hopefully at least in time for Christmas, but we cannot say for sure yet.

i totally appreciate that cause it will be so much more fun to play the game with larger armies, more opponents, giant-maps and so on without getting lagged to hell albeit using a modern flagship-pc.

lookin forward to this!

;)

keep up the great work

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Just thought I'd post a few things to liven the forums up a little bit.

There will be a few new sky boxes for Alpha 8:

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Rally point feature:

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Xerxes face texture:

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A lot more graphics and images will be released with Alpha 8 sometime soon.

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Nice. I love the rally point lines. The code behind that should definitely be recycled to indicate the trade routes of caravans, too.

By the way I'd definitely push back the Alpha 8 deadline a bit if I were you guys... A lot of promising features like trade, attack move, gather points on resources etc. have just been postponed, and Philip won't be able to finish his pathfinding stuff in time either. If you allow for an additional month or so this could have a way bigger impact? Just my two cents.

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