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BM General Discussion / Re: The Daimonomicon
« on: Today at 08:16:33 AM »
Scrolls and magical artifacts.
Lots and lots of both.
Also...overwhelming numbers of troops.  Like a hundred to one...minimal.  I've seen thousand to one odds go bad for the humans.

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Feature Requests / Re: In game IC chat
« on: Yesterday at 09:10:07 AM »
It would depend on how easy it is to setup.

That said, I think it would be best used by those in a realm, religion, guild, or tournament.

I think region would be too small an area, though there are times it could work very well.  When vast armies are arrayed together, bringing up a chat and just talking could be fun.

I can certainly see the positives of the idea.  The issue would be how difficult it would be to implement.  If too difficult, I agree with the idea of not doing it.  If I way can be found to make it easy, then I think it would be an excellent tool to use.

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BM General Discussion / Re: Abusive Players?
« on: October 20, 2018, 04:35:59 PM »
These are all interesting ideas.  They might be difficult to code, but I like the discussion.

For myself, playing a character who has used magic scrolls for real life years, my priest character is up to the point of two in three scroll uses normally working.  If I have five scrolls that I'm about to use, I generally assume that two of them are not going to work.  That's my experience with a well-trained character.

When I first started using them on my adventurer, the failure rate was significantly higher as I remember.

If characters are using large numbers of scrolls without failures, they are probably not beginners in spellcasting.  Of course...the RNG could also just have been really favorable to them that day.  ;)

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BM General Discussion / Re: Abusive Players?
« on: October 20, 2018, 09:56:23 AM »
I agree with Polar's points as well.

I don't know what the fix is.

Is it removing magic as was done in East Continent?

Or is it in reducing the number of scrolls any one person can carry?

I don't know.

There are numerous issues with magic, and while it can be fun, it can potentially be too powerful as well.

I would like to see a game that relies less on magic and more on force of arms and nobility.  But the magic element is certainly interesting and I have used it very much.

Granted, until very recently I've not used it against player realms.  Especially on BT where I play a character who believes in supporting all of humanity against the Daimons.

But the "Walls of Wudenkin" post I published a week or three ago heralded a change in her policy there.  Considering Wudenkin's fall to Daimon worship, my character now feels free to....ahem..."dispose" of harmful scrolls in their backyard.  ;)

And as one of the oldest priests in the game, with real life years practicing the art of using scrolls against the Daimons, she turns out to be rather good at scroll magic.  :)

In short though, I don't think it would hurt the game to lose at least some of the magic scrolls.  As we've seen both on BT and in other lands, large scale magical events can cause...great angst amongst those who are the....recipients of said events...

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BM General Discussion / Re: Abusive Players?
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:46:11 PM »
There was no abuse by the players who performed the attack.  They and other players had done the same general thing before on BT and other lands.  No magical attack like that can truly threaten the survival of a healthy realm, but it can certainly hurt it.

The primary difference here is that the attack in question was used on a very weak realm, pushed back to its capital, and barely hanging on thanks to the monster and undead swarms.  The attack felt devastating because it pushed you over the edge into a point where the monsters and undead swarms were going to finish you off.

Look.  I understand.  You'd been fighting the swarms for months.  You'd been pushed to the brink of collapse.  The realm you seceded from had already died and you were on the verge of following them, but you were still hanging on.  Just barely.  Then some adventurers from a religion you'd been attacking for months show up with some scrolls and leave you damaged enough that the next round of monsters are going to come in and wipe you up like an old napkin.

You didn't like that.  I understand.  It's not always nice to see all your hard work turned to naught because another realm or alliance smashes you.  But that's life in BattleMaster.  Sometimes you just get pounded.  I've lost multiple realms to the monsters, undead, and Daimons.  I've lost realms to the admins literally sinking the island I'd played on since I started PLAYING BattleMaster.  And I've lost realms to other realms.  That is BattleMaster...Sometimes you just don't win the battles.

But instead of rolling with it, you complained to the admins and they reversed the effects of the attack so you could arrest and execute the characters involved.  You got your instant pound of flesh and moral victory against the players who had injured your characters and realm.  And then the admins blamed those other players and accused them of abusing the rules.  Adding insult like that to the very real injuries already inflicted on players is an error and should be corrected.

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Beluaterra / Re: Rogue Waves
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:48:51 AM »
Reeds normally gets hit every turn or two.  Often every turn.  So nearly twice a day is pretty much the standard.  It's very rare that enough time goes by that it allows me to repair the walls.  I have the funds to do it, but the workers are too afraid to go out because monsters or undead keep on hitting the walls.

Usually there are between 10 and 50 of them.  Sometimes a few hundred come by to smash against the walls.

I decided to check out all of the battles and log them.  :)

I count 35 battles in the last 28 days.  So averaging better than a battle each day.  And a total of something like nearly 3,000 monsters and undead.  Mostly monsters in batches of 10 to 50.  Though every few days a nice little undead horde or two adds their numbers to the assault.

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 3 hours, 22 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 40 men vs. 1170 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 1 day, 3 hours, 14 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 40 men vs. 970 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 1 day, 15 hours, 18 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1360 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 2 days, 3 hours, 15 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1560 men

Battle in Reeds   3 days, 3 hours, 17 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 40 men vs. 1070 men

Battle in Reeds   3 days, 15 hours, 19 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 20 men vs. 1190 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 4 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 110 men vs. 1060 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 5 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 40 men vs. 1630 men

Battle in Reeds   6 days, 15 hours, 20 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 2060 men
The Fist of Nothoi (Nothoi), sponsored by Diadochi Marth Kinsey, were led into battle by Marshal Marth Kinsey.
Diadochi Marth Kinsey is spotted wearing the Black Helm of Nothoi.

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 7 days, 3 hours, 14 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1970 men
The Fist of Nothoi (Nothoi), sponsored by Royal Marth Kinsey, were led into battle by Marshal Marth Kinsey.
Royal Marth Kinsey is spotted wearing the Black Helm of Nothoi.

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 9 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 100 men vs. 1350 men
The Fist of Nothoi (Nothoi), sponsored by Royal Marth Kinsey, were led into battle by Vice-Marshal actron II Burep.

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 9 days, 15 hours, 14 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1030 men
The Fist of Nothoi (Nothoi), sponsored by Royal Marth Kinsey, were led into battle by Vice-Marshal actron II Burep.

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 10 days, 15 hours, 19 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 170 men vs. 1630 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 11 days, 3 hours, 15 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 140 men vs. 1180 men

Huge Battle Fought
message to everyone on Beluaterra - 11 days, 15 hours, 18 minutes ago
Rumours spread and tales are sung about a huge battle in Reeds:
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 340 men vs. 1060 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 12 days, 15 hours, 13 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 40 men vs. 1070 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 13 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 20 men vs. 1500 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 14 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 60 men vs. 1360 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 14 days, 15 hours, 15 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1520 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 15 days, 3 hours, 11 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 50 men vs. 1630 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 15 days, 15 hours, 18 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1170 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 16 days, 15 hours, 16 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 80 men vs. 1110 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 17 days, 3 hours, 13 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 20 men vs. 1220 men

Battle in Reeds   17 days, 15 hours, 14 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 280 men vs. 1120 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 19 days, 15 hours, 22 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1080 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 20 days, 3 hours, 19 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 60 men vs. 1470 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 21 days, 15 hours, 12 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 20 men vs. 1370 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 22 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 220 men vs. 1430 men

Huge Battle Fought
message to everyone on Beluaterra - 23 days, 3 hours, 15 minutes ago
Rumours spread and tales are sung about a huge battle in Reeds:
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 190 men vs. 1480 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 24 days, 15 hours, 14 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 200 men vs. 1130 men
The Fist of Nothoi (Nothoi), sponsored by Diadochi Marth Kinsey, were led into battle by Marshal Marth Kinsey.

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 25 days, 3 hours, 14 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 210 men vs. 1310 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 26 days, 15 hours, 7 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1100 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 27 days, 3 hours, 10 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 10 men vs. 1370 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 27 days, 15 hours, 18 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 60 men vs. 1210 men

Battle in Reeds
message to all realms participating in the battle in Reeds - 28 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes ago
(rogue) vs. Nothoi
Estimated strengths: 60 men vs. 2000 men

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BM General Discussion / Re: The Daimonomicon
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:19:23 AM »
Under the list of Daimonslayers, I would request the addition of Regstav Pryde.  He still carries (RPwise) the flaming dragon sword he wielded against the Daimons.  It has a tooth from two Daimons named Kree that he was part of slaying embedded in the hilt.  Though he wasn't given credit for killing either of them in the battle reports.  He was just part of the battles.  ;)

For those given credit in the battle, VonGarrett Anderbliss slew the first Daimon named Kree.
And Marzo Zond killed the second Daimon named Kree.  I THINK those were during the Fourth Invasion, though I could be wrong.

Also, for unique items linked to the Daimons, I would include the Screeching Ring of Daishi Souls.  Jactosh said he made it of Daishi Souls and it was used to help kill him, along with portal stones, and another artifact.  I THINK that was the Fifth Invasion.  Could be Sixth.

I might also request that Yao Ling Pryde be listed under the "special humans" category.  She touched the energy barrier created by the Screeching Ring of Daishi Souls and it reversed her age, giving her a new youth.  This was around the time that the devs removed the age coding from the game, and that was my RP reason for how she started getting full hours again.  ;)  Also, even the individuals running the RP had the energy barrier first vaporize her hand and then regrow it immediately afterwards...so...not entirely just me making stuff up.  Hehehe.  I still RP her as looking VERY young...which considering she's one of the very few nobles on BT who has been here since the THIRD Invasion makes here...ahem...rare.  ;)

http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Screeching_Ring_of_Daishi_Souls
http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Long-Lost_Sword_of_Flame

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BM General Discussion / Re: Abusive Players?
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:01:16 AM »
Yes, I did see that, and thank the devs for making the change.

I haven't tried using scrolls with my adventurer since this change back so don't know how much different it will feel, but thank you for returning the option, with limitations and modifications.

My primary issue is in the tone of the original announcement in suggesting that some players were being abusive.  I find that to be unnecessarily prejudicial and antagonistic to the players on the part of the admins, and believe it should be moderated to reflect a more balanced and neutral tone to reflect the position I believe the admins should take.

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BM General Discussion / Re: Why did Greater Xavax <Insert Action>?
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:56:11 AM »
Some went to Perdan where they fight for The South.

Some went to Sirion and later formed Red Haven where they fight for The North.

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Development / Re: Archer targeting
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:51:54 AM »
I was part of that Monster Mash myself.  200 Mixed infantry with 100% armor and 95% weapons with range of 3.

I was part of the wall with the ranged 5 SF behind me.  I still have many of those men now on that character.

It is still scary to see that force in action when going up against monsters or undead, even after the archer nerf.  It's very hard for even monsters to actually KILL soldiers arrayed one hundred strong with 100% armor.

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Feature Requests / Re: Customisable Duchy Shares
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:47:30 AM »
I am in favor of this.

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Feature Requests / Re: Email reminders/browser notifications
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:46:18 AM »
I like this idea.  :)

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Development / Re: Archer targeting
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:08:28 AM »
Oh yes.

Some realms are known for their infantry.  And some are known for their archers.

I've never seen a realm myself that uses only one of them.

Though there is a note above that one is ranged SF and archers.  When you get someone capable of putting together SF centers that good.  Very expensive that is, and so are the SF themselves.  You're looking at a serious richman army there.  ;)

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BM General Discussion / Re: Abusive Players?
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:03:42 AM »
And as a noble, you would have the right to make that decision and enact it on your own.

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Development / Re: Archer targeting
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:44:27 PM »
I have played this game for over ten years.

I've never seen any realm using only infantry.

I in fact have never LED an infantry unit.  I've used mostly archers since the beginning.  I currently have some range 5 special forces, some range 3 mixed infantry, and have commanded cavalry numerous times in the past.  But never infantry.  Why?  It didn't interest me, so I didn't.

The point is, that I've never seen any realm rely purely on infantry.  The average I've seen is between one third and two thirds of a nation's army is infantry, the rest is archers, and then a few nobles messing around with the other possibilities.

Perdan and Astrum are two realms that partially break this.  Perdan has very powerful special forces recruiting centers, even after the admins erased the MOST powerful one during the Walls and Recruiting Center Destruction Portal Stone Event.  And Astrum has the best Mixed Infantry RCs in the game.  So both of those realms have a higher percentage of SF or MI in their lines of battle.  But even there I see plenty of standard infantry and archers walking around.

Yes, the infantry and the archers are the most basic force used by the vast majority of nobles.  But there's never been any time that I've played when only one of those was used.  ;)

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