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Old 05-12-2013, 09:07 AM
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Just wanted to share my experience of my first city battle which i must say massively underwhelmed me and somewhat got me annoyed.


Firstly i spawned on the map being instantly under fire from the archers on the enemys walls, why is the range of archers on walls so huge was my first thought so i moved my troops away and began grouping my units to make my attack easier.

when i selected all my units and ordered them to attack around a quater of my army did not respond even though i had them selected, they just stood idle.

I sent my melee units in first towards a gate and once they arrived at the gate they just stood there doing nothing making no attempt to attack the gate or anything they just stood there under fire from the archers upon the walls i then sent my ranged units and enchanters into the battle everything was going fine from that point until id destroyed all their buildings wich then seemed to keep healing themselves at a rather fast pace but i had the enemys settlement building down, waited for a victory note of some sort but did not recieve one so i figured maybe i had to destroy the few troops they had left wich where just stood on a wall doing nothing, so i procceeded to send all my troops to attack and what a challenge that turned out to be.

My melee units would just run to the wall where the enemy where stood and just stood below the wall, when their was steps to get up onto the wall so why did they not use them ?

My ranged units were firing at them but seemed to be doing such negligble damage (dwarven troops and rangers) that it was taking 5+ minutes for 1 set of dwarven riflemen and 3 groups of rangers to kill the 1 group of troops on the wall i had selected them to attack.eventually the victory sign appeared are the requirements for victory to destroy all enemy troops ?

I understand this game has a small development team which is why i am willing to let it slip my mind in the hopes the pathfinding and general AI is being worked on as a high priority.Just wanted to share my first experience in the hopes it will alert the dev team to work on this before the increase of players you are expecting due to marketing.

also a question, does the fire caused when destroying buildings damage troops ? as i took wardens to use downpour on the fires but downpour skill seemed to be blanked out during the battle.
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