Originally Posted by Joseph Visscher
Quite a while ago i wanted the same thing TYRANICK, blueprint options atleast, but yes this would make a massive unknown gap in balancing.
But please remember that these are walkible walls not some unwalkible piece of **** from AOE 3 or BFME2. These walls have tons of upgrades all chosen by you to upgrade for a cost. Also there are layers of walls that you must build each costing quite a bit, and even more for upgrades, therefore there are many tactical options for you to choose, but yes, simply having walls stretching across the entire map is, out of the question. Your enemy will have the ability to surround you, and siege you, and pillage your farms unto ruin and you cower into the safety of your walls, coward humans!
Maybe you should join the Orcs.
Oh, and also, the Orcs’ walls are not built anywhere either they are prebuilt in this latest build aswell. But the buildings you can build anywhere to your liking.
We’ve thought about making the walls ‘ free style ‘ but it would simply mess up the balance to much and it wouldn’t look very good. It would lead, for more people, to not even have walls. Like it is in bfme2, just a rush game, no need for walls, ‘the game ends in 5 minutes anyways, why build walls’. Otherwise, having random walls spamed all over the place looks really stupid. and not a very good image I believe.
Goblin Archer: “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahah Stupid humans!”
Having a properly constructed stronghold with several layers of walls with trebuchets boiling oil, archer towers here and there in a nice realistic fasion holding off a massive orc army. Now that’s a image I can see in DOF!
Don't dis AOE3 lol, i made a mod for them to have walkable fort walls so
on you! hehe
That all sounds very nice and i like the sound of the upgrades and you say we will have lots of different ways of putting the walls up.
And you say there walkable and fully mountable walls...well then wouldn't encouraging a little bit of "free form" with walls help with the defenses? You could build another set of defenses and wall going along a choke point or by a bridge or near a sea front...get some archers to patrol up and down...and have your segments of than wall linked to you main city walls. Allowing us to at least "build off" from predefined walls would be a better idea. Because then it would encourage use of mounted wall units, placing them across a sea free front, having them patrol up and down to spot ships or spies, then to quickly run back your base to defend, or to step down from the walls, act as a decoy for your enemy, would make for a lot of devious moments.
But...i do agree that "free style" provokes noob spamming....hmmm.
Also...no offense to the next part...but...
By the way you say "mess up the balance to much and it wouldn’t look very good. It would lead, for more people, to not even have walls. Like it is in bfme2, just a rush game, no need for walls, ‘the game ends in 5 minutes anyways, why build walls’. Otherwise, having random walls spammed all over the place looks really stupid. and not a very good image"
Dude...we're not all idiots who just spam walls and go "OH NO3S DEMZ GUY GOT DA ARMY AMZA GUNa BUILT t3h wall in iz face lolz so he cnt getz ma base, har har u gotz t3h pwnzord by mez wall 1337 shiz"
I for one, like having at least some freedom, because i believe that strongholds are NOT made to the absolute maximum defense, with just 1 outer perimeter of predefined neatly set up walls...YES! IT DOES! make it look awesome...BUT its "limiting".
I would TOTALLY support if you added in a feature for us to "break off" and expand our defenses with a little bit of freedom.
And saying it would lead people to rush? Lol no it wouldn't at all! Not with all the awesome features you say the walls will have. you seem to not like bfme2 lol...i didn't really, but never had a problem with rushers that much...mordor just pwned.
OH!! A SOLUTION!!
How about making free-style limited to single player and skirmish and keep the normal predefined for online play? That way you got the best of both worlds then...maybe some kind of option in skirmish mode "predefined structures...or *frees style* structures".
At least consider thinking about it? For me that would solve this worry 100%
Principal is entirely sound for MMO play, regular skirmish and single player, give us an option of either or maybe even both styles.
Oh and yeah...as long as we can place our gates and towers and other defenses where we want too will also make it a bit better