I noticed a few things while playing Goblins last. One thing was that Durmalug is completely slaughtered
by pikemen. One group, taking down a 3000 cost hero!?!?!
. My next thing is more a suggestion than a bug. I think goblin warriors should build alot faster, so a goblin player can really spam
the enemy. It seems to me that goblins are at a disadvantage earlier on seeing as, although their troops are free, they build about as fast as other early game troops, and one on one they are no match at all vs other early game troops. By the time you can build other troops as defenses or build a couple goblin caves, the enemy already has a huge advantage. Of course, there is one option I havent tryed, which is to build multiple pits right off since you dont need resource buildings to make troops. Finally, I think that either not both mordor and goblins should have free troops, or they should be a different type of free troop. Otherwise, the factions are very similar. For example, you could have goblin warriors as free and speedy to build, but absolutely awful fighters. Then you could make orcs free and at least decent fighters, but slow to build. Otherwise I just dont see them as really being seperate
factions early on, just two different late games. This is, of course, simply one option, and hey, for all I know, you could be already incorperating this
Great job so far though!
EDIT: Well, I just played as mordor, and as I said above, orcs seem the same as goblins except for one difference.... this is that orcs are no more costly, no more slow to build, yet are supstancally stronger than goblins. The reason of this just occured to me. Goblins before were weaker because they cost less and because they had poison blades. Has the loss of poison blades and the equalization of cost been compensated by an increase in power? This may be why the goblin warriors are, to be completey frank, awful
. Just some afterthoughts
Edited by Zyzzyva, 07 July 2007 - 11:15 PM.
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