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Alex Walz
01-07-2011, 04:17 PM
<font size="6">FANTASY FRIDAY</font>
<font size="5">Siege Enhancements</font>

Hello everyone! On behalf of Reverie World Studios, I hope you're all having an excellent 2011! To make up for the recent period of no media, we'd like to go into things at full charge and show you too new enhancements that will greatly alter the battlefield! If you have a good eye, you may have seen these features in earlier screenshots, but they are being officially unveiled for the first time today!

This is a pretty small FF today geared at our more knowledgeable fans, but stay tuned for next week for the biggest FF yet!

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<font size="4">Destructible Walls</font>

Based on the request of several of our beta testers, we've decided to add a whole new dimension to stronghold sieges with destructible walls! No longer will attacking armies be limited by the number of gates to ram down: now, any wall is fair game! Surprise your enemies and crush their walls, while bypassing the gates - and quite possibly, most of their archers! Going for the walls is a great strategy for players with a bunch of catapults/trebuchets/bolt throwers that can attack from a distance or for players lacking in rams and siege towers/ladders.

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<font size="4">Siege Ladders</font>

Another addition, which was disabled for the last couple years, are siege ladders. Siege ladders, while weaker than siege towers and Treants, provide attacking armies with easy means of breaching enemy walls. Ladders can attach to any wall segment, allowing for surprise attacks from any direction if the defender is caught off-guard. So attackers, be ready to make sure none of these ladders reach your walls! They're easy to shoot down, but the consequences can be deadly if they're successful. Siege ladders cost significantly less resources than siege towers, making them ideal for smaller armies and newer players.

shrubhead
01-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Can't wait to siege a city, destructible walls just adds an element of awesome.

nobby
01-20-2011, 01:23 PM
looks soo awesome !!

Braindawg
01-20-2011, 01:31 PM
yea I can imagine what the humans are saying when the elves seige their city, HOLY CRAP ITS A TREE!!!!!! :D

Mohoa1313
01-20-2011, 01:49 PM
Very, very, VERY cool. Can't Wait

thanius
01-21-2011, 04:28 AM
I think dig a tunnel is a good ideal for destroy the wall

badger44
01-21-2011, 07:24 AM
Destroying a wall such that infantry can use that hole is not so easy. Even then there are remains of rocks that should slow down attacking forces giving defenders some adventage.So how wil it work out?

Ohnoto
01-21-2011, 07:51 AM
This sounds really cool!

skyhouse71
01-21-2011, 11:21 AM
This looks awesome

Arda
01-22-2011, 03:34 AM
yea I can imagine what the humans are saying when the elves seige their city, HOLY CRAP ITS A TREE!!!!!! :D

"Hroom, hm, come, my friends. The Ents are going to war"


Okay, wrong universe, but this is still going to be epic.

bason
01-22-2011, 05:59 AM
they way the walls breakdown a good especially seeing men fall with them, it looks like DoF is truly the new and better generation of MMORTS games

roughneck19086
01-22-2011, 10:37 PM
WOW the diversity within the game is just staggering. WHAT are they gona come out with next? The ELVES TREES hahaha that is just great. Combined with the animation for these events...well lets just say i can't wait to play!

Warchamp84
01-23-2011, 05:07 PM
Somebody as already posted this above i think but, ill try to explain in detail.

Another type of siege technique that can be used is the digging under the enemy walls either and plant explosives under them to collapse them or tunnel right under them to get into the city. Now of course this type of attack would only be available to infantry due to the tunneling.

For the defensive side there are many methods of counter attacking this sort of attack. Firstly the defender could have upgrades built in his city such as strategically placing a boundary of heavy rocks around the wall in the ground potentially slowing down the digging process of the enemy.

Secondly the defender could have other upgrade such as ditches(MOATS) around the castle walls, stopping the defender from bringing in siege ladders and towers and even stopping the tunneling attack. Making the attack have to use other siege equipment to attack the walls.

I'm not sure that is the MOATS are in the game but it would be a good idea.

luizeba
01-23-2011, 05:58 PM
"Hroom, hm, come, my friends. The Ents are going to war"


Okay, wrong universe, but this is still going to be epic.

lol, I laught at this.

*******


For real, ents destroying walls and allowing you entry in the enemy castle will be epic. Really really epic.

And siege ladders are funny. Lol, "do you have walls? OK, we get over it."

Froody42
01-23-2011, 06:12 PM
I can hardly put into words how much I'm looking forward to this. It's been far too long since I played an RTS with decent siege gameplay...

Rhino
01-24-2011, 03:31 AM
I can hardly put into words how much I'm looking forward to this. It's been far too long since I played an RTS with decent siege gameplay...

To be honest, its been far too long since there has actually been a decent rts full stop ! This is what I believe is what is going to set the standard for next gen RTS games.

guildwarsnrhk
01-24-2011, 08:20 AM
they way the walls breakdown a good especially seeing men fall with them, it looks like DoF is truly the new and better generation of MMORTS games

I totally agree. The siege gameplay looks like an extremely intense and engaging experience that no MMORTS today offers.

CHECO_BRAGA
01-24-2011, 09:55 AM
im just imaginating a 1k army vs 1k army...i just can say war!!!!!!!!:D

Gongora
01-25-2011, 10:18 AM
I love the sunlight in this game, so realistic how it casts on the trees and then on the walls but the shadows over ride the light making the whole view as if it were real...thats the kind of detail I love. Also the lustful landscape colors is amazing, for sure the terrain environment detail is 10/10 for me!

yakuza
01-25-2011, 05:54 PM
OMG guys, this is all i ever wanted.. so awsome so great..

Vingador
01-26-2011, 01:11 PM
Nice, these battles seens to be awesome. Cant wait to be there commanding my army.

Korpze777
01-28-2011, 01:41 AM
I agree adding destructable walls is awesome.I love the idea of adding siege ladders always good for a surprise attack.

raulicio
01-30-2011, 03:43 PM
great additions! Nice to have the cheaper version of the towers.

amos106
01-30-2011, 05:13 PM
Destructible walls? Yes!

Shagberry
01-31-2011, 05:11 PM
Looks Great! can't wait to try it out.

OniKenji
02-03-2011, 07:19 PM
looks real nice the siege stuff looks cool

Adonai_80
02-03-2011, 07:23 PM
This game looks really sweet!

IlFabio
02-09-2011, 02:54 AM
Epic screenshot

GrimbleMcArmon
02-09-2011, 09:37 AM
Haha this looks intense

Crosland
02-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Looks sweet!

jepz12345
02-12-2011, 05:42 AM
I can't wait to try this out

mblade
02-13-2011, 02:00 PM
quick question, will infantry be able to destroy walls ?

Hans
02-13-2011, 02:41 PM
Im sure no !!!

U have trebuchets, catapults, ramms, ladders to fight the walls !

Yami-Yagari
02-13-2011, 03:09 PM
Finally! :p thought it was kinda ******ed that you couldn't destroy walls. Glad you fixed it.

Neutral884nz
02-13-2011, 10:59 PM
I hope that infantry wont be able to destroy walls, it would be kinda stupid.

mblade
02-14-2011, 02:58 AM
Im sure no !!!

U have trebuchets, catapults, ramms, ladders to fight the walls !

Glad to hear it :) at last first RTS game (exluding Total war) where wall is wall and cannot be destryed by simple infantry :)

Hirschjaeger
02-17-2011, 02:14 AM
Very nice! keep up the good work!

Neutral884nz
02-17-2011, 02:36 AM
Siege ladders seem like something that could be spammable and easily ignore gates and walls, i guess i will have to wait and see. But im sure it will be something to try.

Guibaz
02-20-2011, 03:45 PM
It ll be much harder to defense a castle, the trebuchet can easily kill units and destroy the entire walls soo destructibe walls will result in a catapult "****ing" spam killing our strategy too conquer the castle. Its a clear advantage for attackers. Dont you think ?

Example : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlyURk3d53g

Brian Shingles
02-21-2011, 05:27 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about catapult spamming.

Enemy trebuchets, catapults and bolt throwers may be able to take out your walls, however, that takes time as they have a low rate of fire, are inaccurate and cost stone to fire. Plus in order to attack you they would have to come into range of your wall-mounted trebuchets, catapults or bolt throwers.

Siege units take up the same space in an army as a battalion, so players need to find the right balance between siege units and infantry/archer/cavalry battalions. If all my enemy had were ranged siege units, I'd just send out cavalry to wipe them out.

If you're attacking, a better strategy would be to use ranged siege units to soften up the defenders while you move in fodder units to draw fire and have archers take out gate defenses so that your rams could take down the gate. At the same time, you would move up siege towers and siege ladders so your infantry can get over the walls.

safira218
02-24-2011, 03:07 AM
looks soo awesome !!

yea I can imagine what the humans are saying when the elves seige their city, HOLY CRAP ITS A TREE!!!!!!

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hugenhlfan30
02-26-2011, 04:19 PM
the whole siege part of the game is really nice its not just attack and win its an in depth game that looks so fantastic it needs to be advertised dont let this gem go to waste.

Gilamar
02-26-2011, 06:43 PM
Holy Crap thats awesome

TheTower
02-27-2011, 02:08 AM
How about weak suicide bombers (orcs), that, should they reach the wall, go off with a big boom?

Cheyenne99
02-27-2011, 07:15 AM
The Screenshots look very nice but i would know how many ppl can play on a map or game ?

Kowe
02-27-2011, 04:18 PM
Omg it looks so awesome! Lol!
I lvoe the idea of siege ladder, able you to capture a village anytime!

lastchancer
02-27-2011, 06:24 PM
I love the idea of sieges actually being able to go over or through the walls rather than just destroying them. Just the idea of soldiers fighting on the ramparts is awesome

Sabuu
03-28-2011, 07:21 PM
This is amazing! :] It's like my childhood game Stronghold; but with better graphics and features! ^.^
I seriously can't wait to try out some of the things in the game :D

ERSTEWEHRMACHT
04-02-2011, 05:40 AM
I cant wait to play this game. The destructibleness of more things only makes it better. This is probably gonna be the next best RTS game.

EdwardTheGreat
04-02-2011, 05:42 AM
I completely agree with you ERSTEWEHRMACHT! :D

Dimosa
04-11-2011, 08:46 AM
I myself are not that good at sieging, but quite good at defending, hope this game will punch some dents in my failing at sieging :)

yinki
04-17-2011, 11:44 AM
looks great