Added the Ignys Shortbow
Added the Twisted Ankle injury
Added the Twisted Knee injury
Added the Recruit Bandit spell (only sovereigns with the Bandit Lord profession can use it, converts a bandit to your side in tactical combat for 25 gildar)
Added the Revelation city enchantment (magic tree unlock, +1 research per essence)
Added the Arcane Forge city enchantment (magic tree unlock, +1 material per essence)
Added a pony
Fixed an issue where magic immunity was making the units immune to special abilities
Fixed an issue keeping the Sacrifical Altar from being able to be built
Fixed catapults so they work in autoresolve
Fixed an issue keeping multiple word items from linking correctly to the Hiergamenon
Fixed an issue that could cause summoned creatures to lead armies
Disbanded units don't fall dead anymore
Fixed a String Not Found error on the world setup screen
Fixed an issue that can cause the action pane to not showup if autocast spells are used in a battle
Fixed a crash when disabling shadows
Fixed an issue that caused a troll to survive combat if his regen was enough to heal back from his death blow
Fixed the Scarred trait
Fixed an issue causing resources to be hidden under fow after loading a game
Fixed bug that caused units with moves left to not get to their destination (running in place)
Fixed deadlock related to updating cities
When an army without a champion gets loot, that loot goes to your sovereign (instead of being lost)
Fixed an issue with Death Demon animations that would cause missing damage numbers and other wonkiness
Fixed an animation issue with Ogres using the Hurl Boulder ability
Fixed an issue that could allow the AI to stack non-stackable enchantments on a unit
Fixed an issue that was keeping the spell damage displayed in tactical to not take abilities into account
Fixed an issue keeping city defenders showing up in their medallions on the city info screen
Fixed the Guile ability
Fixed a hang if you use Ctrl+Alt+Delete while playing
Fixed an issue that could cause black squares to show up on the cloth map
Fixed a bug keeping some consumables from give item popup (recall spell, etc)
Fixed floating waterfalls (despite tlc's recommendation our art director chased them all down)
Players and monsters no longer move during the same game phase
Fixed a bug where units would play their death animations twice (yes, we get it, you died. We aren't handing out oscars here, get on with it)
Fixed moonwalking units (I wonder if MoM ever had these issues)
Fixed a delay when Haunter's cast the Curse of Cyndrum spell
Curse spell now correctly removes Pierce defense
Fixed a crash when cycling through ai cities on the city info screen
Fixed an issue causing city defender icons to be empty
Fixed an issue allowing you to get special unit traits (juggernaut, iron golem, etc) on normal units
Fixed a bug where spells applied on melee attack or defense only applied the first modifier
You always have at least a 3% chance to hit a target
You always have at least a 3% chance to miss a target
You always have at least a 3% chance to resist a spell
You always have at least a 3% chance to fail to resist a spell
Reduced the research rate modifier on large maps from 1.6 to 1.5
Switched the bow form the escort noblewoman quest from the ignys longbow to the ignys shortbow
Lowered the gold reward on the escort noblewoman quest
Lowered the gold on the Rats in the ruins quest
Reduced Aura of Grace to +1 init per essence (instead of +2)
Reduced Aura of Might to +1 defense per essence (instead of +2)
Reduced Aura of Vitality to +1 hp per essence (instead of +2)
Reduced Blizzard to +2 per water shard (instead of +4)
Reduced Blood Rages casting cost from 250 to 100
Reduced Burning Blade to +1 per fire shard (instead of +2)
Reduced Burning Hands to +2 per fire shard (instead of +4)
The Cave Bear summoned by the Call Uteran spell is now at the level of the caster
Reduced Contagion damage slightly
Reduced the casting cost on Death Lash
Reduced Destiny’s Insight casting cost from 250 to 100
Reduced the Dirge of Ceresa spell damage slightly
Reduced Drain Life to 2 per death shard (instead of 4)
Reduced Falling Star damage to 3 per fire and air shard (instead of 18) and casting cost increased
Reduced Fireball to 4 per fire shard (instead of 6)
Dragon’s Fire Breath ability does double their attack in damage (instead of just their attack)
Reduced Firestorm damage to 8 +4 per fire shard (instead of 10 +10 per fire shard)
Reduced Flame Dart to 2 per fire shard (instead of 4)
Reduced Flame Wave damage to 4 +2 per fire shard (instead of 8 +4 per fire shard)
Focus has a casting time of 1, and gives the caster +25% to attack and spell damage for the rest of the battle
Freeze no longer applies the move penalty, instead it immobilizes the target for 2 turns
Reduced Gift of Iron to 5 +2 per earth shard (instead of 6 +3)
Reduced Heal to +2 per life shard (instead of 4)
Reduced Hurl Boulder damage to +1 per earth shard (instead of 2) and dramatically reduced its casting cost
Increased Inspirations casting cost
Meditation no longer has a casting cost
Reduced Pillar of Flame damage to +2 per fire shard (instead of 4)
Reduced Shockwave to 10 +2 per earth shard damage (instead of 18 +4)
Reduced Soulburning to 12 +2 per death and fire shard damage (instead of 16 + 4)
Reduced Static Blast damage to +1 per level (instead of 2)
Reduced Storm damage to +4 per air shard (instead of +10)
Reduced the hp cost from summoning imps/familiars to 1 (instead of 3)
Tame doesn’t have a casting time anymore, but does have a mana cost
Reduced Touch of Entropy to +6 per death shard (instead of +12)
Reduced Vetrar’s Howl damage to +5 per water shard (instead of 12)
Reduced Wall of Fire damage to +3 per fire shard (instead of 5)
Reduced Wellspring healing to +4 per life shard (instead of 6)
Reduced Sculla’s Mace to 24 attack (from 32)
Reduced Ice Mace to 20 attack (instead of 24)
Reduced Frore Mace to 24 attack (instead of 32)
Reduced Vetrar’s Fist to 32 attack (instead of 48)
Reduced Burning Battle Axe to 15 attack (instead of 20)
Reduced Ignys Battle Axe to 25 attack (instead of 30)
Reduced Sarog’s Axe to 30 attack (instead of 45)
Reduced the Lightning Pike to +6 Lightning damage (instead of +1 per level)
Assassin’s Longsword gives +10 attack vs Champions
Reduced the Druss Blade to 18 attack (instead of 36)
Reduced the Pyre Brand to 27 attack (instead of 36)
Reduced the Heartseeker to 26 attack (instead of 30)
Reduced the Sword of the Sun and Moon to 36 attack (instead of 54)
Reduced the Heart of the Glacier to 42 attack (instead of 63)
Reduced the Sythe of the Void to 42 attack (instead of 63)
Reduced the Brutal Longbow to 22 attack (instead of 33)
Reduced the Perfect Yew Bow to 18 attack (instead of 22)
Agriculture doesn’t give a food bonus anymore
Removed the metal costs form magical weapons and armor (crystal costs remain)
Reduced the material costs on the forge of the overlord towers
Reduced the default players on Large and Medium maps (more areas to explore)
Cloak of Fear is a tactical spell now with a 5 turn duration
Increased the default Accuracy to 70 (from 60)
Increased the default Spell Power to 70 (from 60)
Accuracy per level reduced to 1 (from 2)
Spell Power per level reduced to 1 (from 2)
Adventurer sovereign profession gives free champions, added the Experienced sovereign talent (+1 level), removed the Natural Leader trait (basically the free champions trait is a sovereign profession now and the +1 level is a talent)
Increased the Bandits given with the Bandit Lord ability to 3rd level (from 2nd)
The "To busy to talk.." responce will only come from the AI if you are at war with them. You are free to enter diplomacy as much as you want when you are not at war (this also fixes an issue where some players couldn't declare war until enough turns had passed)
Gladiator armor is now rare (instead of uncommon)
Warrior Temple grants +2 levels, +4 init to defending units and gives all trained units the Bloodthirsty trait
Attunement increased to +2 mana/season (from +1)
Increased the amount of free city defenders at all levels
Reduced the Black Market Unrest penalty to 5% (from 10%)
Rebalanced armor costs more closely to the amount of defense they provide
Haitan (quest hero) now starts at 4th level and with fire 3
Reduced the cost of Lower Land and Raise Land to 5 mana (from 50)
Iron Golems now use the best weapons and shields available
Reduced champion recruitment costs slightly
Increased Accessory slots to 4 (from 3)
As a’Zoth gains Path of the Warrior (instead of Mage)
Leadanna gains Merchant 2 and loses the Scarred trait
Lisbeth the Light starts with a Monk’s Staff
Courage cant be cast on trained units anymore
Removed the tech requirement on abilities (there wasnt a good way of displaying this info, they all unlocked so early that it wasnt worth spreading them out)
Reduced Leather armor from a total of 8 defense to 6
AI will reorder its queue if necessary to rush build an improvement or unit if it needs to
AI is more intelligent regarding when to look for places to build cities versus outposts
AI is more diligent about not building cities near monsters
AI is better about going on quests
AI more intelligent about expanding during mid and late game
AI is better at using tactical spells
AI has more dialog when conversing with players
AI has better dialog when discussing surrender options
AI surrender threshold modified to be less stubborn at normal levels when negotiating their defeat
AI vastly more stingy about trading influence
AI asks for less money up front on tribute treaties
Monsters that get freed from their lairs by ZOC no longer wander very fair into the distance
World difficulty determines monster behavior more stringently. Lower world difficulties mean monsters rarely, if ever, attack player cities. At high difficulty, monsters will attack player cities but will not necessarily attack AI cities as aggressively. At "normal" or "challenging" the monsters are equal opportunity killers.
More AI interaction
New, nastier AI algorithms at higher difficulty (for people want a bigger challenge)
AI less aggressive at lower difficulties (dumber)
AI at normal or below will roll to make a "mistake". The lower the difficulty the more likely it is to make a "mistake".
AI makes better use of tactical spells
More conversations added
Added cooldown information to spell tooltips in tactical combat
Stacked army icons dissapear at a far enough range
Mana Maintenance is now displayed of spell tooltips
Lots of Hiergamenon improvements and fixes
Capitals now have an icon indicator on the city pane and on the city info screen
Switched to using the more informative trait info tooltip anywhere traits are shown
Lots of normalized volume sfx
"Unit Movement Within Tile" now defaults to False (so my default units wont run to the edge of their tile and back when attacking)
so it IS for xia.
I can't believe I see this in the fix list.
Wow! Brad has programmed the AI to react to Lord Xia's whining & crying? I knew he was good but that's awesome!
Excellent. Atmosphere. I love being emmersed into a world.
hopefully Xia's Pony is from the Pony Thread.
I'd love to see a joke pony sovereign though.
Yes! Kickass Xia pony! 2 years of begging, totally worth every whine!
At least now you will make my daughter happy. Except being that there is only 1 way to get it, my gameplay will revolve around getting that pony each time.
Love the new changelog. Please make sure there still is a difficulty setting where the AI uses its nasty tricks fully and they don't cheat or get any bonuses (Challenging level probably). I don't like mixing resource cheats and AI difficulty.
Yeah..... You guys are the best. I'm glad this has finally gotten fixed.
Looks like this update has the change to monsters moving in a different phase. Thanks for that. I am excited to try it out. Totally worth an extra second of waiting.
I agree with Kobracan. Either make a level between Challenging and Hard for the better AI without bonuses or cheats, or add the AI tweaks to Challenging.
I thought challenging was always supposed to be the best ai without any cheats, isn't that even what it says in the in-game description? Might as well just keep that as the default "best ai" option.
Xia i am in total awe. You uh... earned it.
Me too GREAT JOB !!!
I like where you're going with the extra city defenders - however they need some more armor for them to be anything more than more grist for the mill.
Even sooner than I expected, but maybe it really is the time to call it. I think I'll wait till release to try another round, maybe I'll get a better perspective.
I'm curious to see what happens with FE after 1.0, both "officially" and mod-wise.
Units get a -25% to attack and defense when they are in enemy landsWorld difficulty determines monster behavior more stringently. Lower world difficulties mean monsters rarely, if ever, attack player cities. At high difficulty, monsters will attack player cities but will not necessarily attack AI cities as aggressively. At "normal" or "challenging" the monsters are equal opportunity killers.New, nastier AI algorithms at higher difficulty (for people want a bigger challenge)
The Attunement change is great.
Increasing the amount of city defenders will not help them to defeat units with equipment or heroes. Instead of increasing the amount of city defenders i would use special city defenders:
- City level 1 - 2: 1 Crude Catapult (defense 20, attack 20)
- City level 3 - 4: 1 Catapult (defense 30, attack 30)
- City level 5: 1 Ironwood Catapult (defense 40, attack 40)
I think it is a dangerous game mechanic to reduce the attack and defense in enemy lands, because:
- it is much more likely that the weapons will do only little damage if the attack is reduced
- it is much more likely that units can be killed with a few hits if the defense is reduced
- it does not change the damage of spells
- it makes monsters easier to kill
- it feels artifical
Instead i would add more strategic spells that can be cast only within the players zone of control AND the AI should use strategic spells MORE OFTEN.
Please remove the behavior that monsters will attack player cities more likely than AI cities on higher difficulties, because it feels like the AI is cheating and it destroys the dangerous world.
I hope that the best AI is still avaible on Challenging.
Totally agree, Wizard1200.
Devs, how about reinstating the friendly territory bonus?
That would result in the same problems that i mentioned in the post above.
Maybe I will start with catapul at level 3. BTW How about that buoilding that gives you one for free (watchtower?)? Some basic armor for the militia maybe (linked with some technology)?
I also like the direction devs are trying to take. Conquering higher level cities should be always major undertaking, ergo even more difficult in case of capitals. Until mid-late game, capitals should (assuming they got at least to level 2-3) represent major fortress and safe heaven.
Also, dont you guys think that Guardian statues come bit too late?
Well, I guess that's why they removed it I guess.
I would prefer the following changes:
- Watchtower: + 15 Accuracy for defending units
- Hedge Wall / Wooden Wall: + 5 initiative for defending units
- Castle / Fort: + 5 attack for defending units
Yep, the Guardian Statue and the Guardian Idol are coming too late and the Guardian Idol should have the following traits:
- Evoker II
I actually liked the territory bonus/penalty from WOM, and am glad to see it coming back. It made sense to me that your troops would be less effective fighting in a foreign, hostile land.
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