New ability idea: steal

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Elvish Leader
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New ability idea: steal

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Maybe a unit would be able to steal some gold from enemy units? Not to much, maybe 2 or 3 gold. And bonus if steal from enemy leader
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Post by kangounator »

good idea perhaps stolen gold egual lvl of the unit (X2 for leaders)
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Post by Tomsik »

really do you can imagine steal in full battle?
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Stealing?? Only in a castle. In a real battle (yes, I know, WINR...), soldiers don't go around carrying their team's money! The only thing that could be done, by a cheap and weak unit, is to steal money a ennemy unit would be carrying. Or something that's precious. But that wouldn't be the money used by the ennemy leader.
I don't think this idea is very interesting in standard Wesnoth.
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Post by Elvish Leader »

tomsik wrote:really do you can imagine steal in full battle?
Why you have to steal in a full battle? A stealing unit will steal from a unprepared unit, then run away.
Tux2b wrote:"Stealing?? Only in a castle. In a real battle (yes, I know, WINR...), soldiers don't go around carrying their team's money! The only thing that could be done, by a cheap and weak unit, is to steal money a ennemy unit would be carrying. Or something that's precious. But that wouldn't be the money used by the ennemy leader.
I don't think this idea is very interesting in standard Wesnoth
I agree, soldiers not carry teams money, but still have some small amount of a gold. Also, why a unit need to steal only money? There are many other things that can be stealed.
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Elvish Leader wrote wrote:Also, why a unit need to steal only money? There are many other things that can be stealed.
Like the scepter of fire in Httt campaign :?:
I don't think that you will have lots of opportunities to use those stealing units to steal something else then money, then. Because, except special weapons, what could units take with themselves in Wesnoth?
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Post by Asereje »

MAybe they could stole some coins from the people who dies in the adjacent hexes.
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Post by Dreadwing »

Would my idea be better??

Raid- gain gold when attacking(2goldxlvl of enemy unit)
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Post by Tomsik »

i think 1g per unit lvl for each killed unit is better
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Post by ryn »

How would it add to the game? which units will use it? An ability is far more likely to be implemented if:
A: it has purpose
B: a unit is ready to use it

This might be possible with WML, though I'm not sure.
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Post by Dreadwing »

My idea was to do with the race I made up which cost alot...
Well stealing should be given to really weak/cheap units so maybe like when ur cornered u can use them to partly suicide and get some money in return lol...
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Post by Tomsik »

its possible in WML;

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[event]
name=die
first_time_only=no

[filter_second]
type=Thief
[/filter_second]
[gold]
amount=1 //uhh... i dont remember, that tag is to add or set total?
side={side}
[/gold]
[/eventl]
that should work
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Post by Tomsik »

P.S. thats for my idea of steal
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