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Everything posted by real_tabasco_sauce

  1. now I am really confused. What is wrong with the team bonus?
  2. what do you mean cherry picking? how is Athen's bonus not fitting? It is Justified and historically plausible. Honestly, it is no less fitting as a team bonus than its successor (which was ships -10% train time, unsure how this would effect other civs IRL). Do I have to mathematically calculate a percentage from the effect(s) democracy had on athenian research efforts? Such efforts of historical simulation are really kind of silly when my skirmishers can walk in 1 minute from the British isles to China. if you dislike that it is the term "democracy" then why oppose the team bonus merge request as a whole? instead, just suggest calling it "Socratic scholarship" or something. Sorry if I seem offended, but it makes just no sense to dislike the whole patch on a single (personal) historical concern.
  3. Well, admittedly I don't know how much impact athenian democracy really had. It is beneficial in theory to policymaking and development (technologies), and it is conceivable as a team bonus.
  4. Ok that is fair, honestly I wouldn't say iphicrates is all that OP currently. His strength certainly comes at some limitations like you said. So as far as the vote goes, that merge request seems fairly conflicted, with plenty of outright disagreement, and plenty of 'skip/no option' which is likely partial disagreement.
  5. So far, I'm seeing that we should probably not add the rams and the iphicrates/ptol nerf. I'm thinking we should still wait a while longer so more can vote. Is sentiment around the second one that the ptol hero should not be nerfed, but that iphicrates could use a nerf? Maybe the appropriate change then is to instead merge just the iphicrates portion.
  6. yes, they are already glass lol, just not yet a cannon.
  7. Just curious, what are some reasons to vote against the ram speed/accel changes?
  8. no u are not. 0ad's system of counters is far better. The natural properties of units and the ways they are used give rise to appropriate counters. (ie more sophisticated than rock paper scissors) Also, AOE style counters will likely work poorly with citizen soldiers.
  9. yes, especially if you are worried about raids. I certainly don't think this is what makes Han considered strong by some.
  10. Oh, I was going to say the other way around lol. Mainly because the spartans have no limit on olympic champions and they already cost 2 pop.
  11. Wow that is some awesome art for those centurions! I agree, the centurions are famous and the system of reforms they were a part of made a huge difference to the roman military. I think in this case, it makes sense to be an upgrade for swordsmen that make it to rank 3. My thoughts are that you could allow a concurrent limit of 10 and make the upgrade fairly cheap and quick (25 food, 25 metal, 4 seconds maybe) and irreversible. The aura should be something like the Gaulish trumpeters, but a little stronger. Perhaps an aura of increased damage and speed? In this case, there may be some worry about overlap with the numerous hero bonuses affecting damage. In that case, maybe they should only affect infantry? There is key difference however compared to those spartan "olympic champions" that were proposed: those units were automatically upgraded to their promoted form upon receiving the appropriate XP. Also there was no limit as far as I remember.
  12. I agree. It’s a problem. But it’s “necessary” this alpha because of the Han farm upgrade issue. I don’t expect this to exist going forward. Id say a part of it is that better/more frequently active players are more interested in the balance changes/new content offered in the mod, whereas the majority of players are happy to play whatever they currently do and don't bother installing.
  13. it is, but it's a small difference IIRC. In the screenshot above, Xpert would get a marginally higher rate if there was one woman on each farm.
  14. could be something like this too: https://www.google.com/search?q=horse+tracks&sxsrf=ALiCzsZFMkP5jo5bSF_-DGOqvhWv7psoMg:1666546916807&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiq9OiH8_b6AhUUGDQIHXH1C7oQ_AUoAXoECAMQAw&biw=1920&bih=929&dpr=1#imgrc=lVuQMHLhpHbS_M
  15. Ah yes thats better! I'm thinking the scouting one could be a bunch of horse tracks in some dirt, then the background could made greenish for trees. Definitely a more difficult one to make.
  16. yes, I have yet to see this function being used effectively. In theory, a large number of these could be used with CS, but you rarely get that far as pers, and when you do usually cav are better. By the way @wraitii, were you going to hold the vote on this thread? Im not sure how the tournament is progressing, but we are nearing November, so perhaps it would be best to start collecting votes on the merge requests soon. For those of you who want to vote, these are the current merge requests: https://gitlab.com/0ad/0ad-community-mod-a26/-/merge_requests to see the details for each file, you can just click on a merge request, and select 'changes'
  17. nah some spears in the air is surely fine. I don't see the resemblance with Alexander at all lol. (maybe thats a good thing lol)
  18. scouting tactics (could also be called scouting parties) should maybe be an eye, or maybe a map with something on it. Im not quite sure. Here is an idea: some tracks (horse, footprints) in dirt.
  19. longer pikes (256x256) and (128x128) honestly 128 looks no worse to me: what do u think? Unfortunately, merging each pike onto the next blurred out some of them. However, it adds kind of a nice depth of field. I do like though that it shows the use of pikes (in a group).
  20. This doesn't look bad to me. I can't draw at all lol, I just take and edit images. That is my art hobby at least. If these upgrades are accepted, we will be needing a new nisean war horses upgrade, because I moved chamfron.png to the chamfron upgrade. I think with some changes to the your illustration, it could work for nisean war horses. I think the horse needs to be more tan colored tho. Might need some references.
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