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May 5 2019

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1400: Hero aura revision.

@relevant-people

May 5 2019, 11:13 AM

May 4 2019

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1400: Hero aura revision.

Is this thing still relevant?

May 4 2019, 6:41 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1807: standardized catafalque aura descriptions.

Unnecessary and mundane changes.

May 4 2019, 6:38 PM

Apr 14 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1400: Hero aura revision.
In D1400#59089, @temple wrote:

You forgot to include the new files with the patch.
What about these comments?

Ptolemy IV needs a tooltip documenting the Juggernaut increase.

I want to keep this diff clean, but yes it should be done.

Apr 14 2018, 7:23 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1400: Hero aura revision.

Add new files
Adjust Chandragupta and Seleucus
Remove changes already committed by temple.

Apr 14 2018, 7:15 PM

Apr 12 2018

Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1400: Hero aura revision.

Some changes and modify the other xerxes template accordingly

Apr 12 2018, 6:04 PM
Hannibal_Barca added inline comments to D1400: Hero aura revision.
Apr 12 2018, 6:01 PM

Mar 21 2018

Hannibal_Barca updated the test plan for D1400: Hero aura revision.
Mar 21 2018, 5:28 PM

Mar 19 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1400: Hero aura revision.

I can change the Darius one to increase resource trickle rates and the territory influence but Alexander should influence libraries (historicity)

Mar 19 2018, 6:40 PM
Hannibal_Barca accepted D1404: Fanatic and sword champ armor adjustment.
Mar 19 2018, 6:15 PM

Mar 18 2018

Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1400: Hero aura revision.

I don't see why another alpha should ensure the continuation of such failure auras.
Some are useless and others are OP, the release should wait on this.

Mar 18 2018, 7:22 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a reviewer for D1400: Hero aura revision: smiley.
Mar 18 2018, 5:34 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D1400: Hero aura revision.
Mar 18 2018, 5:13 PM

Mar 17 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1245: Experience trickle.

So how about this?
Maybe we can just implement the ability and delay adding it into gameplay.

Mar 17 2018, 4:38 PM

Mar 10 2018

Hannibal_Barca abandoned D907: New Map - Plague Swamp.
Mar 10 2018, 3:01 PM
Hannibal_Barca accepted D1311: New map: Lower Nubia.
Mar 10 2018, 3:00 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
In D1343#56323, @temple wrote:
In D1343#56274, @temple wrote:
  • I just noticed that the kush spearmen are different (lower armor, higher speed). Since they have unique axemen and clubmen (not to mention the pyramids and mercenary camps), I think those should be changed to be the same as other civs.

Unique traits, maybe keep them just for the variety?

My point is that Kushites already have plenty of variety. :) Players want consistency too, that a spearman is a spearman.

Mar 10 2018, 2:53 PM

Mar 9 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

Since elephants are champions they get affected too by the hero but usually people don't associate elephants with champions so it's better to write it out

Mar 9 2018, 9:31 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
In D1343#56274, @temple wrote:

The patch has technical problems which I'll fix in commit.
Besides that,

  • The nastasen_2 values need to match. Making the ships cost 200 instead of 180 and then using -50 and -25% would be fine.

Sure, 200 is good

Mar 9 2018, 7:50 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
Mar 9 2018, 3:47 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

Apedemak Temple now kush_temple
Added "Grand" in front of Amun name and changed it's icon (2 different buildings in different places of build list shouldnt share icon - laurel may not fit but it's better than nothing)
Max 1 Amun temple
Healer tech renamed to Divine Instruction (HP of Amun doesn't look good effecting Apedemak temples)

Mar 9 2018, 2:55 PM

Mar 8 2018

Hannibal_Barca accepted D1279: Balance changes for Alpha 23.

Seems like this has been done thoroughly and efficiently.

Mar 8 2018, 8:51 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

Update to reflect the mercenary camp implementation.

Mar 8 2018, 8:10 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
In D1343#55962, @mimo wrote:

I don't think anybody will ever want to build more than one amun temple (and even zero in most cases just because there is no room for it in most of our maps). And a pseudo-choice where you always choose the same output looks rather like an annoyance to me.

On the contrary, most of the regularly played maps do support such a size (assuming normal settings). Of course if you choose to play special scenario maps it might be different but then you just have to clear the brush first.
If as I said 2 useful techs are linked to the amun side not all players will choose Apedemak. Therefore if you want elite healers and the titulary thing you are forced to choose Amun.

Mar 8 2018, 3:20 PM

Mar 7 2018

Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
Mar 7 2018, 10:37 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

Forgot to add the new files, it's late in the day.

Mar 7 2018, 10:35 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

Add the pair tech for temples as we discussed.
Make the healer tech to depend on the right choice. We can't have High Priests of Amun trained all from Apedemak temples, this balances the choice between "normal" temples and those big things that cost 500 stone. (Could use 1 more tech, something that can be useful and pass under the title "Royal Titulary of Amun")

Mar 7 2018, 10:30 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

Somehow that didn't really work out, instead of 180 coming out then 150 again it became some ..9 number, probably that's why the cost increase was done like that by someone

Mar 7 2018, 10:16 PM

Mar 5 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

@Hannibal_Barca , sorry, to clarify, I'm fine with no techs for mercs...
I'm really not the balancing guy, but ideally axemen should perform well against swords, bad against spear and pikes. Swordsmen good against spear and pikes, bad against axe. But I guess that's not possible with the current system? What was wrong with the relatively higher crush damage for axe?

Mar 5 2018, 7:22 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated subscribers of D1354: changed kush clubman into a maceman.
Mar 5 2018, 7:15 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1354: changed kush clubman into a maceman.

I would rather keep the unit name Clubman, clubs are more primitive than maces afaik.
@Sundiata

Mar 5 2018, 7:15 PM

Mar 3 2018

Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
Mar 3 2018, 5:55 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

@Hannibal_Barca The reason behind the Blemmye camel merc is that Blemmye formed the Eastern section of Kush (the Eastern desert people, Beja). Without them, there would be no Blemmye at all, which would make the Kushites feel a little less like Kush... Civ unit rosters need to be based on historically relevant military units as far as I understand. It doesn't matter that there are similar types of units. If they're "useless", people won't use them (much) in MP (which makes it a non-issue to begin with IMO), and most people enjoy SP, and the choice of a historically accurate variety of units regardless of their exact stats...
There are already a large number of compromises for gameplay considerations, like the lack of at least two more Blemmye units (camel lancer, infantry swordsman), a number of infantry units (Nubian Axemen), and even chariots. Same goes for buildings like shrines, kiosks and statues which could all have interesting game-play applications, but alas.

Mar 3 2018, 5:43 PM

Mar 2 2018

Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

Clubmen attack stats adjusted, pikemen reinstated to the Town Phase.
Barracks cost 150 wood and stone
Nastasen and Arakamani icons swapped

Mar 2 2018, 9:29 PM

Feb 28 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
In D1343#54980, @elexis wrote:
  • Clubmen 5 crush armor totally OP, I'd prefer 1.5 if slingers have 1
  • Someone fix the cav / ele hero icon pls
Feb 28 2018, 6:00 PM

Feb 27 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.

It makes them weaker vs. citizen soldiers and this way if the player wants to spam champions that are effective against a citizen-soldier army then (s)he can either do these (weaker), do ATG (costly temple) or do fort champions
Making them weaker doesn't mean making one of their units worse than their other alternative, worse than their counterparts in other civs
Although it is open to discussion and maybe -1 pierce armor for 1.5x multiplier could be considered (ranged units are more common than melee)

Feb 27 2018, 6:29 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
Feb 27 2018, 6:23 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D1343: Kushite tweaks and balancing.
Feb 27 2018, 5:41 PM

Feb 7 2018

Hannibal_Barca removed a reviewer for D1279: Balance changes for Alpha 23: HMS-Surprise.

Seemingly a misunderstanding.

Feb 7 2018, 5:29 PM

Feb 6 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1284: Idea For Formations/Stances/Constructions Hotkeys In-Game.

Very promising but I don't think that Ctrl + Alt + C = formation type and then right away Ctrl + Alt + D = stance type is good. Confuses people who expect them to be related.
How about numbers for stances?

Feb 6 2018, 4:40 PM
Hannibal_Barca added inline comments to D1279: Balance changes for Alpha 23.
Feb 6 2018, 3:57 PM

Feb 4 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D1277: New Map - Dodecanese.
In D1277#52141, @elexis wrote:
  • volcanoes ---------------[ 1-2 max ]
  • bridge actors --------------[ bit weird for ships, units can't cross either ]
  • chain placed player islands ---------------[ good ]
  • less regular island distances -------------[ good ]
  • no space to build ccs? -------------[ it's fine, there will be the same number of large islands as the players anyway, their job is to locate them and clear the forests to build (or if lucky build on a smaller cc)]
  • broken hut actors ------------[ ok ]
  • add 3rd dimension? bluff-like elevation? ----------[ ok ]
  • underwater bumps like corsica, aegean----------------------[sure]
  • whale, shark----------------------[sure]
  • (sea-gulls in case we had models?)----------------------[sure]
  • possibly more mines ----------[ needed ]
  • U-shaped islands ----------------[ good to have]
  • some shorelines should be longer than 1-2 tiles----------------------[sure]
  • few cliff areas at the shore were good----------------------[sure]
  • should look through atlas list for random actors (shipwreck at most 1 per map)----------------------[sure]
Feb 4 2018, 10:42 AM

Feb 3 2018

Hannibal_Barca created D1277: New Map - Dodecanese.
Feb 3 2018, 3:42 PM

Jan 31 2018

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to rP21079: Scythian Rivulet random map script by Hannibal Barca, fixes #4956..

No arctic foxes in scythia

Jan 31 2018, 10:47 AM

Jan 18 2018

Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D1233: New map - Winterland / Scythian Rivulet.
Jan 18 2018, 10:15 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D1233: New map - Winterland / Scythian Rivulet.
Jan 18 2018, 10:12 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D1233: New map - Winterland / Scythian Rivulet.
Jan 18 2018, 10:08 PM

Sep 15 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D896: disabled training cavalry at civil centres.

I agree with some of the previous comments.
Myself, I don't believe that cavalry should be removed from the Civic Centre training list.
"Several mods" might be stretching the truth a bit thin as that basically means 2. (2 is not several)

Sep 15 2017, 5:05 PM

Sep 14 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D907: New Map - Plague Swamp.

As for forests, sure
And as can be seem on the first screenshot, dust has been added. I didn't want them too common, that's all

Sep 14 2017, 3:55 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D907: New Map - Plague Swamp.

I'd prefer a gaia-free map this time.
After minute 15 lets say every 2 seconds a random unit dies.
If its not enough you could make units in the swamp itself lose a small amount of hp/s
No amok asian elephants please

Sep 14 2017, 3:53 PM
elexis awarded D907: New Map - Plague Swamp a Like token.
Sep 14 2017, 3:00 PM

Sep 13 2017

ffffffff awarded D907: New Map - Plague Swamp a Like token.
Sep 13 2017, 10:04 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D907: New Map - Plague Swamp.
Sep 13 2017, 8:07 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the test plan for D907: New Map - Plague Swamp.
Sep 13 2017, 8:04 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D907: New Map - Plague Swamp.
Sep 13 2017, 8:04 PM
Hannibal_Barca added inline comments to D894: Attack Max Range and Vision Range revisited.
Sep 13 2017, 4:18 PM

Sep 9 2017

Hannibal_Barca awarded D894: Attack Max Range and Vision Range revisited a Cup of Joe token.
Sep 9 2017, 11:30 AM

Sep 7 2017

elexis awarded D884: Biome strings a Like token.
Sep 7 2017, 7:05 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D884: Biome strings.
Sep 7 2017, 7:02 PM

Sep 2 2017

Hannibal_Barca accepted D852: Chose the biome in the gamesetup.

Anyway as its otherwise good and working, I accept this as long as the mentioned problem is addressed.

Sep 2 2017, 8:34 PM
Hannibal_Barca requested changes to D852: Chose the biome in the gamesetup.

"Description": "This biome is a variant of the Temperate biome and features a warm, inviting and colourful environment. Fallen leaves carpet the ground and make this a truly amazing place to play at."

Sep 2 2017, 2:40 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a reviewer for D852: Chose the biome in the gamesetup: Hannibal_Barca.
Sep 2 2017, 2:38 PM

Jul 2 2017

Hannibal_Barca abandoned D466: New map - Artic Tundra.
Jul 2 2017, 11:44 AM

Jun 13 2017

Hannibal_Barca abandoned D488: Buff Siege Tower.
Jun 13 2017, 7:32 AM

May 24 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D541: Aura balancing, tweaking. Adding aura for scipio..

Quick scan only, check for further typos

May 24 2017, 10:42 AM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D540: Make rabbits domestic.

Agree with @fatherbushido , rabbits should be unrewarding and hard to kill.

May 24 2017, 10:32 AM
Hannibal_Barca removed a reviewer for D539: Add raindrops to Extinct Volcano: Hannibal_Barca.
May 24 2017, 10:29 AM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D465: New map - Arctic Summer.

If only 1 map can be chosen, make it this one.

May 24 2017, 10:24 AM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D467: River Archipelago random map script.

Nice, thank you very much!

May 24 2017, 10:23 AM

May 22 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a reviewer for D539: Add raindrops to Extinct Volcano: Hannibal_Barca.
May 22 2017, 10:52 PM
Hannibal_Barca accepted D467: River Archipelago random map script.

Thank you for fixing map up, works and looks very nice.

May 22 2017, 6:26 PM

May 18 2017

Hannibal_Barca accepted D505: Gamesetup tooltips for population limit, mapsize, mapfilter and civs.

Works and doesn't seem too "noisy".

May 18 2017, 5:24 PM

May 14 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D488: Buff Siege Tower.

You were trolling with your comments too and now you get upset. Well all I can say is that although you are a nice guy you take things the wrong way and are inconsiderate towards other peoples' feelings.

May 14 2017, 3:21 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D488: Buff Siege Tower.

Siege towers are so useless at the moment

Indeed I don't use them to wash my car.

May 14 2017, 3:03 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D488: Buff Siege Tower.

Can change names like (Catapult Siege Tower) and (Ballistae Siege Tower). Also they use not arrows but bolts, I just found current "arrow" models more fitting than the torpedo like "bolts".

May 14 2017, 2:19 PM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D488: Buff Siege Tower.

This isn't messy, just added a template that's all. Siege towers are so useless at the moment and this change is both realistic and fun.

May 14 2017, 1:44 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D488: Buff Siege Tower.

Change default projectiles to 1 instead of 0. (so that you don't get an empty piece of wood after spending 500 wood and 300 metal)

May 14 2017, 1:12 PM

May 13 2017

Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D488: Buff Siege Tower.
May 13 2017, 3:31 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D488: Buff Siege Tower.
May 13 2017, 3:29 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D488: Buff Siege Tower.
May 13 2017, 3:25 PM

May 11 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D407: Promote mercenaries with a technology to advanced rank.

Created a phase 3 tech that makes mercenaries cost 50% more and adds an extra 25% over phase 2 tech. In exchange, they will be trained right away at elite rank.
This tech will only be good in mid-late phase when enemy does so many champs that advanced units won't have a chance to level up and thus no chance vs. champions.
Test this tech and see.
Created new icons for both techs.


May 11 2017, 11:28 AM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D407: Promote mercenaries with a technology to advanced rank.
May 11 2017, 10:14 AM

May 10 2017

Hannibal_Barca added inline comments to D407: Promote mercenaries with a technology to advanced rank.
May 10 2017, 11:28 AM

May 9 2017

Hannibal_Barca created D467: River Archipelago random map script.
May 9 2017, 4:14 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D466: New map - Artic Tundra.
May 9 2017, 4:14 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D465: New map - Arctic Summer.
May 9 2017, 4:14 PM
Hannibal_Barca closed D449: Aura names.
May 9 2017, 3:44 PM

May 8 2017

Hannibal_Barca accepted D456: Prevent lobby crash when posting unsupported characters (Christmas tree crash).

Tested it and it works.
However, I really don't see the need of removing this extra, albeit not legitimate resource of the lobby moderators.
Since you can't type damaging characters using 0 A.D. itself, this should not be a serious problem.

May 8 2017, 9:21 AM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D407: Promote mercenaries with a technology to advanced rank.

Great, very nice indeed. Actually I would take this one step further and create a Phase III tech.
This tech would cost 500 metal to train mercenaries as elite soldiers. Since it's only available in Phase III and costs a considerable amount of metal that could be spent on upgrades or champions, I think it wouldn't be OP. Also it would help take off the emphasis on champions - basically the only spam-able thing that has a good kill ratio (low pop).
This would buff Carthage a lot (currently considered the worst civ) and make Ptolemies one of the best civs.

May 8 2017, 8:32 AM

May 7 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D397: Iberian heroes auras.

Perhaps you'd want to take a look at these suggestions @Grugnas .

May 7 2017, 7:19 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D449: Aura names.

Changed garrison aura to something better-sounding.

May 7 2017, 6:55 PM
Hannibal_Barca created D449: Aura names.
May 7 2017, 6:10 PM

May 1 2017

Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D397: Iberian heroes auras.

Comparing something proposed with the top is never a good idea, its just like comparing a brit cc to a spartan one.
Iberians are very very very good at defence, having strong buildings and monuments.
Lets take something mediocre-bad for example: Carthage
Carthaginians got those wonderful spear champs we love so much. Even with the great and glorious @Hannibal_Barca as their hero they will be absolutely massacred by the stronger, cheaper, faster training sword champions. Remember +20% bonus for carthage but +2 attack for iberia, although +2 is worse the swords will still win due to attack rate, also will get reinforcements faster.

May 1 2017, 12:03 PM
Hannibal_Barca retitled D362: New map - Botswanan Haven from New map - African Wetseason to New map - Botswanan Haven.
May 1 2017, 10:43 AM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D362: New map - Botswanan Haven.

Changed name to Botswanan Haven

May 1 2017, 10:42 AM
Hannibal_Barca added a comment to D397: Iberian heroes auras.

In my opinion 15% less resources is way too drastic and op. While you may argue that Iberians have no attack boosting hero (and it should stay like that), keep in mind that they field sword infantry (best melee infantry against non-cavalry) and also have the benefit of a special blacksmith upgrade for these swords (+2 attack). In defence Iberians are superior due to their Revered Monument. Adding a 15% cost bonus and 20% train bonus to this would make them not only the best civilization at sea but on land also. Players could "spam" sword champions at a cost of 106food, 64 wood and 85 metal and a rate of 24 seconds (usually faster due to batch training).
Summary: While this aura could be heading along the right lines towards a usable and fun aura, in my opinion it should be a little tuned down to proper proportions.

May 1 2017, 10:07 AM
Hannibal_Barca updated the summary of D397: Iberian heroes auras.
May 1 2017, 9:53 AM
Hannibal_Barca updated the test plan for D397: Iberian heroes auras.
May 1 2017, 9:51 AM

Apr 30 2017

Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D331: Relic aura balancing finetuning.
Apr 30 2017, 5:53 PM
Hannibal_Barca updated the diff for D331: Relic aura balancing finetuning.
Apr 30 2017, 5:50 PM