I think undead and a new darker elf race would be really cool (like the bloo elf or dark elf) there could also some new divine races like angels and demons or maybe a whole new race that is ip to your imagination
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Woah amazing brainstorming process!
With our Dragons - we planned a combination - yes there are few very powerful Dragon units, but also infantry in the face of these humanoid Drake units. In addition they`l employ "slave" units - naked, dirty humans, elves and orc labourers with chains - slowly gathering resources, under supervision of Drakes.
taking that into consideration too, I think it would be good if the looks of Sssilistra changed, in the descriptions it says that is full of burned trees, wastelands lava and volcanos, so the first thing that comes to my mind related to this is mordor:
I think you should change the looks of sssilistra in a future patch when you release the dragons as a race, at least from the world map, to make it look more dark:
Last edited by nightovizard : 03-20-2014 at 06:34 PM.
The dragon race does sound very cool. The game needs another "bad guy" faction.
I think barbarians and beastmen do have similar themes and would work well together in that regard. Something to consider though is that with barbarians satyrs centaurs minotaurs werewolves and a number of other hybrid creatures the beastmen faction might be overcrowded. I was thinking of bestmen as the children of the wild wood. Unlike elves who try to impose a harmonious balance on nature the beastmen are nature and act upon their wants and needs accordingly.
Also I remember reading something in game about the humans sailing out of the West to settle their current lands. With that in mind it is entirely possible that another human civilization exists across the western sea. Having another human faction might not be so bad as long as its flavor and play style are different enough from the current human faction. Not necessarily barbarians but there are a lot of other options.
I agree that Amazons have a lot of potential. I like dark elves but I don't think they need to appear in the game any time soon. Even an NPC unit might be enough for them. As for demons and angles I think if they are introduced they should be summonable units but not whole factions.
im gonna go further and suggest some of the units that beastmen (and maybe each race) would exactly have, so they don't become overcrowded.
1 Tribesmen: The unit designed to gather resources. (Like human peasant)
2 Ratsmen: Could be used as an advanced unit to gather resources from dead bodies. (Like dwarf miners who are specialized in gathering stone and gold)
3 Barbarian warrior: Main beastmen infantry unit, they are humans, but because of their looks they seem beasts.
4 Barbarian archers: Main long ranged unit, These barbarians use bows.
5 Minotaurs: Already ingame. Heavy melee unit.
6 Pikemen Satyrs: Armed with pikes, would be the main counter for cavalry.
7 Spearmen Satyrs: Armed with spears, these would be the elite long ranged units (They throw the spears)
8 Werewolves: The elite units, very fast,very strong and deadly.
9 Centaurs: Chavalry that would use bows, resembling a bit the Mongolian. could have the ability to change to melee weapons, and act as if they were normal cavalry.
10 Harpies: Designed for lightning strikes, the tactic is hit hard, and fly. This can do a lot of damage to enemy units and certain strategic points, for example a surprise attack from these could destroy the door mechanism, which would allow the other forces to enter the castle.
11 Mammoth: Very powerful unit, also it is used to assault castle walls like a siege tower (Would be like the elf ents)
12 Stairs: The standard siege stairs.
13 Catapult/Giant: Catapults, Or maybe using giants to throw rocks and destroy walls (destroy doors by kicking them?) giants actually could fit there.
14 Siege ram: Main unit to take down gates. (Similar to orcs)
15 Druid: Main beastmen wizard.
1 Dwarven Workers: Main dwarf worker force.
2 Dwarven Miners: Specialized units on gathering gold and stone. (already ingame)
3 Dwarven battler: Main Dwarf battle unit. (already ingame)
4 Dwarven axeman: Heavy melee units. (already ingame)
5 Dwarven phalanx: anti cavalry units.
6 Dwarven hammerheads: Elite units with big hammers.
7 Dwarven axe throwers: These can throw axes to the enemy.
8 Dwarven rifleman: Units with a deadly long range weapon. (already ingame)
9 Dwarven battlewagon: It would bo some kind of armored vehicle, or tank, with a machinegun on it.
10 Dwarven ram: Siege unit to destroy gates (already ingame)
11 Dwarven siege ladder
12 Dwarvern golem: Would work exactly like the elven eant siege unit.
13 Dwarven cannon: (already ingame)
14 Dwarven gyrocopter: Some kind of helicopter.
15 Dwarven technician: Dwarves are supposed to not have any kind of magic.
1 Slaves: The unit designed to gather resources. (Like human peasant)
2 Drake warriors: Armed with a long longsword.
3 Drake paladins: Dual sword.
4 Drake pikeman: Large pike.
5 Drake helljumpers: These drake haven't lost their wings, and can still fly.
6 Drake Archers: These drakes are armed with bows.
7 Wyvern Drake riders: these drakes ride Wyvern class dragons, which have the ability to fly too, but cant use fire.
8 Drake siege ram: Main unit to take down gates. (Similar to orcs)
9 Drake siege ladder
10 Drake siege tower
11 Drake siege catapult
12 Dragons green/red/black
1 Indigenous Lizards: The unit designed to gather resources. (Like human peasant)
2 Lizard warriors : main lizard battle force.
3 Lizard skirmishers: Very fast units.
4 Lizard lances: main anti cavalry unit.
5 Lizard krokodils: Heavy infantry melee unit.
6 Lizard Hunters: lizards with bows.
7 Lizard dart throwers: They use flutes to launch darts.
8 Mounted Lizard lances: They would be mounted on a 4 legged lizard the size of a horse.
9 Saurus Riders: They would be mounted on a 2 legged lizard bigger than a horse.
10 Armored lizard: This would be a big lizard that would have the same function as the elven eant.
11 Siege lizard: A lizard with a siege weapon mounted on it.
12 Carnosaur: A big deadly carnivour lizard (dinosaur).
13 Hydra: The ingame hydra.
14 Chief Mage: lizard wizards.
1 Zombie servants: The unit designed to gather resources. (Like human peasant)
2 Zombies: Main undead battle force.
4 Zombie pikeman
5 Death reapers: These elite undead units spread fear all over the battlefield.
6 Zombie archers: With bows.
7 Skeleton cart : Zombie Archers are mounted on carts.
8 Mounted death reapers : mounted on zombie/skeleton horses.
9 Skeleton siege ram
10 Skeleton siege ladder
11 Skeleton siege tower
12 Skeleton siege catapult
13 Zombie dragon: A zombie dragon, wouldn't be able to use fire though.
Last edited by nightovizard : 04-04-2014 at 06:35 PM.
I like your unit list! Maybe there could be two types of centaur troops one melee and one ranged? It seems like there is a lack of ranged infantry. Perhaps introduce either barbarian or satyr archers. The idea of a living siege unit that throws rocks is very fitting. Either a hill giant or Cyclopes would work well in that role.
you're right about the lack of ranged units, maybe there could be 2 types of satyr units 1 with pikes and the other with spears that can throw.
About if there should be 2 centaurs instead of having 1 with the ability to switch between range/melee... I think they dont need more units and a hybrid unit addition would be great.
Considering that other races have all this, there is some space left for other beastmen units:
Human - Orc - Beastmen - Elves - Dwarves - Lizardmen - Undead - Dragons
Peasant - Labourer - Tribesmen/ratmen - Warden male/female - Dwarven Workers/Miners - Indigenous Lizards - Zombie servants - Slaves
Swordsman - Goblin raider - Barbarian warrior - Bladestorm - Dwarven Battler - Lizard warriors - Zombies - Drake warriors
Maceman - Slayer - Minotaur - none - Dwarven Axeman - Lizard skirmishers - Ghouls - Drake paladins
Halberdier - Impaler - Satyr pikeman - Sentry - Dwarven Phalanx - Lizard Lances - Zombie pikeman - Drake pikeman
Foot knight - Berserker - Werewolf - Grand master - Dwarven Hammerheads - Lizard krokodils - Death reapers - Drake helljumpers
Archer - Goblin prowler - Barbarian archer - Rangers - Dwarven Rifleman - Lizard Hunters - Zombie archers - none
Crossbowman - Marauder - Satyr spearmen - none - Dwarven Axe throwers - Lizard dart throwers - none - Drake Archers
Cavalier - Beastriding Slayers - none - Ranger Mounted - Dwarven Battlewagon (Tank) - Mounted Lizard lances - Skeleton cart - none
Mounted knight - Impaler Beastriding - Centaur - Grand Master Mounted - none - Saurus Riders - Mounted death reapers - Wyvern Drake riders
Battering Ram - Siege ram - Siege ram - Treant - Dwarven ram - Armored lizard - Skeleton siege ram - Drake siege ram
Escalade - Siege ladder - Siege stairs - none - Dwarven Siege ladder - none -Skeleton siege ladder - Drake siege ladder
Belfry - Siege tower - Mammoth - Treant - Dwarvern Golem - Armored lizard - Skeleton siege tower - Drake siege tower
Trebuchet - Siege catapult - Giant - Bolt Thrower - Dwarven Cannon - Siege lizard - Skeleton siege catapult - Drake siege catapult
Oil cart - Ogre - Harpies - Garviola/Unicorn - Dwarven Gyrocopter - Carnosaurus/Hydra - Zombie dragon - Dragons green red black
Wizard - Shaman - Druid - Enchanter - Dwarven Technician - Chief Mage - Summoner/Necromancer - Pyromancer
Under construction, any ideas?
Last edited by nightovizard : 04-04-2014 at 06:37 PM.
Good stuff - and point taken on changing Sssilistra realm - I guess after Empire expansion we could already work this in.
oh, and I decided to add color to the last post and add more info to the post that is before that one. much easier and clear now.
I'm liking the way things are shaping up. As always I have a few thoughts I want to share. Should tribesmen have any melee combat capability? Since the beastman faction has expanded somewhat perhaps the faction could be renamed "Wildlings" or something similar. Instead of a technician may the dwarves could have Rune Casters. The Rune Casters would have spells dealing with the element of earth. I'm mainly suggesting this because I don't really like the idea of dwarves being mechanically focused and having technology that is well beyond anyone else. Oh and don't forget goat mounted outriders!