The "How to play..." Series

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Post by iso » January 26th, 2007, 7:42 pm

Big Bird wrote:hey, are you working on a loyalist one yet cause that is the one i really want! please do that one as soon as you can so i can learn some tips on how to use them to their full potential
I was wondering that too.. If you could please do so, and help us newbies out!
Thanks!
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Post by Imp » January 27th, 2007, 1:37 am

How to play Loyalists:

Spearmen rule. All lvl 1s are lawful, red mages are neutral. Your units are expensive and weak at night. Good luck! :-)

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Post by iso » January 27th, 2007, 2:25 pm

Imp wrote:How to play Loyalists:

Spearmen rule. All lvl 1s are lawful, red mages are neutral. Your units are expensive and weak at night. Good luck! :-)
Lol, already figured that out :).
Some more advanced help would be nice :P
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Post by Mythological » June 27th, 2007, 1:51 pm

Because of JW's lack of time to dedicate to wesnoth and in agreement with him, I will be continuing the "How to play" series. Suggestions, and comments are welcome, especially from the good players. If you manage to convince me that I am wrong about something or that your hint is good, I will change/add that to the corresponding post.
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Post by Velensk » June 27th, 2007, 1:58 pm

It's nice to see this series picked up again. You might wish to rewrite the whole thing to take into account some of the changes made since it started (especial the development version)
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Post by Beholder » September 23rd, 2007, 8:06 pm

Mythological wrote:Because of JW's lack of time to dedicate to wesnoth and in agreement with him, I will be continuing the "How to play" series. Suggestions, and comments are welcome, especially from the good players. If you manage to convince me that I am wrong about something or that your hint is good, I will change/add that to the corresponding post.
I'd like to see a focus on the hard matchups.

Drakes vs Loyalists
Northerers vs Drakes
Drakes vs Undead

Specially Drakes vs Loyalists.

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Post by Mythological » September 24th, 2007, 2:03 am

Fair enough - I really should have put more effort into HTP series. I intend to rectify that soon.
For now, you can read this from me about drake vs loyal matchups : http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 929#216929
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Post by PrinceRepulsive » October 11th, 2007, 2:29 am

Y'know, a while back I made a study on charge a while back, let me see... here: http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16664
It would fit perfectly into the map section here.
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Post by Xandria » November 16th, 2007, 10:11 pm

What about discussing the Windsong here a bit? I know they're not a mainline faction, but a short treatise on them might be nice :)
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Post by thespaceinvader » November 16th, 2007, 10:38 pm

I'd say that getting all the mainline factions done should be a priority before any UMC gets attention.
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Post by Xandria » November 17th, 2007, 12:38 pm

:roll: that is true for sure, but just in case there is someone who feels informed enough about them, yet does not feel like writing about a mainline faction, then he might answer my request, and write a few lines.
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Re: The "How to play..." Series

Post by JW » November 18th, 2007, 8:41 am

JW wrote: Another assumption is that the game is being played on the latest version of Wesnoth ( currently 1.2.5 for the stable branch and 1.3.4 for the development branch ).
lol...I think that this instruction should be replaced with an instruction at the beginning of each written section informing the reader of the current versions at the time of posting.

For most of mine they were written about 1.1.2a according to the wiki page.

I think the general strategies guides would be a good idea as well - also perhaps 1v1 map strategies, given enough time and effort.

Perhaps during my winter break I will attempt to catch up with some of the current gameplay; I have just downloaded the latest development branch: 1.3.10. 8)
(No guarantees or promises here in any respect.)

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Post by Sir_Furious » November 19th, 2007, 7:47 pm

Imp wrote:How to play Loyalists:

Spearmen rule. All lvl 1s are lawful, red mages are neutral. Your units are expensive and weak at night. Good luck! :-)
hey imp...


BOWMEN rock, spearmen come in second,and the others are really specils.
have you read Elvish Pilagers guide to the horseman and mage?

i hope the loyalist thread gets some re do and fast.

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Post by waterd103 » December 5th, 2007, 4:32 am

i would like for JW to finish this..i want to learn to play rebels!

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Post by Thrawn » December 13th, 2007, 1:17 pm

lol the way to play any faction against any other faction:

see the damage type, resistances, and defense of all your units. Pick a decent mix if your enemy picked random. If not, pick the units that counter the enemies. Stay on good terrain unless you move to force the enemy into a more unfavorable position.

Keep the path from your villages near the front and your units open-->letting the enemy cut you away from them is bad.

Don't have single units--tight groups are easier to keep alive--but having too many units clustered together is bad--you want a few tight groups--this also lets you control the field using position better.

Don't ever assume an attack will work--try not to have to rely on desperate charges. If you'd lose a key unit/position if an attack fails, look for another alternative.

Now JW doesn't have to commit XD

But seriously, 90% of character specific guides are telling people things they can see by pressing 'd' while hovering over a unit
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