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Grabbed pic related on GOG a while back and now I'm finally getting around to playing it. Any tips?
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I think that's pretty much the standard for melee builds.
I've been toying with Death Strike + Extra Strike + Dominate. Get parry and defense as time goes on. First strike or poison strike if I can.

Basically try to wear down the resistance of attackers with death strikes then hit them with dominate. Run around with a party of disposable goons.
Death Strike's effect is Curse, right?
yup. it's not in the description but it reduces resistance.
neat, never noticed

Anybody play TNO? Or is it reddit libshit? Curious since it looks interesting.
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You know what's fucked, that website is a literal Chinese shill site that's outright tried to justify genocide against the Uyghur people and Panzer never got any shit for that or even acknowledged it.
What if Nazi/Burgundian BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and the Schild)
Because the current writing meta for Communist nations is "Grimdark, but still generally better than the fascists".
If you had a commie country that nuked the world, that would mean that they would be on the same tier as Himmler, and that's a heckin false equivalencyrino.
Only Yazov is allowed to plot to nuke the world while being non nazi, and he has to change to ultranat to do it despite being a hardline commie in real life.
It allows them to enact their shitty power fantasies
I think it's either intersex or agender. Never seen it combined with the globohomo buffet flag before.

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there is an extension for hacking prodigy, so lets just fucking go apeshit and just do dumb shit. it would be funny.
>lets just fucking go apeshit
speak english you dumb faggot

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>inb4 Paradox shit
I mean like Suzerain
>have a map
>have stats
>have diplomacy and war
>is actually a visual novel
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I saw some commie seething about this game that it was too "pro-capitalist" despite the fact that the most efficient way to play the game is as a authoritarian commie lmao
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She was a good wife for 20 years and gave birth to two kids. What else do you want from a woman? Just ignore her chimpouts, it's not like her opinion is valuable.
I went full Pinochet. I got impeached, but at least I fixed the economy, avoided the war with the eternal Rumburg, imprisoned both commies and nazis and genocided the Bludniggers. Maybe I'll try the commie route next.
>Just ignore her chimpouts
she fucking leaves me if I do that though
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Yes, and?
Fuck I love this game. Wonder what the sequel will be about.

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Let's have a thread dedicated to Sega's premier tactics game from the 90s, Shining Force! Has anyone made any Shining thread here on /vst/? I don't think I've seen a single one.
>But why not make one at /vrpg/?
I genuinely believe the "tactical" aspect of Shining Force is of a more prominent role than its "RPG" aspect, when discussing the "genre makeup" of SF. I always consider SF to be a tactics game first, and an RPG second. I would sooner say it's similar to Battle for Wesnoth than to Final Fantasy. Also /vrpg/ is a stinky place, I don't want to go there.
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You mean at the recent TGS? Nope, nothing related to Shining. They announced and showcased the new mobile RPG called "Sin Chronicle", a sequel/successor/spin-off to Chain Chronicle.
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Wish there was a high res scan or compilation of most of the art, the one for 1 and 2 is just so nice.
I'm considering buying the compendium books/guide books/material & settings books of the early Shining games, but they're usually only really available on Yahoo! JP Auction. And for those I'll have to use a proxy/forwarder, which is tiresome.
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How often do we even get Shining threads on /vrpg/ anyway? I'd occasionally visit that board from time to time, but there's never one, even if I check the (3-day) archives. I don't think I've seen a single dedicated Shining thread. Maybe a Sega thread, sure, but no Shining thread. I think at this point, Shining threads are more common on /v/ as opposed to /vrpg/.
It's too bad there's not a lot of a shining art book scans.

The ones that do exist are nice.

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how are the player numbers?
Generally averages around 90 players through Steam, unknown how many non-steam, so not all that much. Multiplayer isn't quite dead though, you can find matches in the matchmaker (1v1 or coop only, team matchmaker is dead) every so often and there's generally at least a few people playing a custom game you can join.
Real reason for the death of RTS right here. Singleplayer can only hold your attention for so long, and being the punching bag for a handful of nurds who have done nothing else for years is no fun either.

I watched OP's clip, actually was really interested, looked really cool etc., but then I realized I was just getting excited at the concept of doing things I would never get to do. Getting into the lategame while still having it be an undecided game, then build a superweapon and use it, shit that looks rad as fuck until you remember that ain't never gonna happen. You will only see a superweapon on the receiving end, and that in anything but an even game.
play in the lobsterpot and you have a 50/50 chance of receiving superweapon bullets in the face. Not bad.
Also play the campaign for a bit to get to grips with the controls at least. After you get the hang of it and know how to fight and how to get eco and production up its hella fun
Superweapons show up in lobpot (the big teams all welcome room, 32 players max) and FFA from time to time. And despite being game enders you can still win when the enemy finishes one, even without one of your own.

Talk about the greatest RTS of all time
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>But generally, I don't upgrade the ACU until I've already got T3 Factories
absolute turtle-tier mindset. your com is going to be your most powerful unit for the first half of the game at least, so leaving it unupgraded for the entire game is just a massive waste

the answer to his question is that it's entirely contingent on heaps of other factors in the game at hand, namely, progression and positioning from both players.

you'll be REALLY GLAD you didn't invest that eco in a gun upgrade against a medicore T1/T2 army, trying to save it for more high-tech land facs in the late game when you fail to kill anything with your ACU and die to landspam.
similarly, stacking your ACU with useless upgrades at the wrong time when you need to bolster your armies is a shit idea too.
it's all dependant on the situation.

from what i'm reading, you make the commander sound like a glorified engineer.
cybran are red that means they win faster
In that case I guess I worded it vaguely, I don't do the ENGINEERING upgrades, if at all, until I've got T3 Factories. I specifically said that it's better off heading out of the base as soon as possible in the early game.

I always go for shields weapons and repair, at least to begin with, but that wasn't what Anon was asking about.
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based thread
Been listening to the OST for SC, and FA.
Goddam those horns won't quit. Violins too.
Good stuff on the 'battle' music.
there are are a couple that seem like straight TA post battle music.

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at least they roleplay as austro-hungarian shipgirls, which has an appeal of some sort
Why is it always Seattle? What's wrong with that fucking place?
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In fairness, I didn't found any fascist tranny, looks like it's just a commie thing

These are the people who, in the Muslim world, join Daesh. Low status males who internalise any meme ideology which promises them an escape from their pathetic status.
What is Greta Thunberg doing over there?

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Why hasnt this been remastered? Why is it so hard to find a working version of this game
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You might be right, but Open RA is easy to mock because it is an unfaithful copy that requires turning the developer into a saltmine in order to make half-faithful changes purely by coincidence. Not really an ideal state of affairs.
i know, but multi engineer is like the least of its problems
It's actually rather odd that they didn't make a tie-in with the movie.
What else is wrong with OpenRA?
Isn't Dune 2000 a remake of Dune 2 with Emperor being soft reboot/sequel mix to Dune 2000?

What factions should be added, what unification of systems should there be, what should be added in way systems, and finally what lessons should be taken from the previous games and brought to III?
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You damn right they will be in. I want to hear SHAMEFUR DISPRAY again, but with fantasy Japan.
Pic related.
They will add them so that the Eastern Dragon would have naval battles with because Nippon is considered a naval superpower that Cathay has a lot of trouble with.
And not only Nippon, but Ind too because of the Southern Dragon and the Monkey King.
would be nice with chaos undivided got cromm the conqueror either as an LL or a unique hero for Archaon
Archaon should get him and the four other lieutenants of his as unique LLs. Each not only having unique looks like they did in tabletop and art, but also unique skills, items and more. And Archaon even gets an equally unique mechanic that allows him to acquire them along with unlocking the ability to recruit monogod units.
Haargoth for Khorne, Feytor for Nurgle, Styrkaar for Slaanesh, and Melekh for Tzeentch.
Crom However gets to be recruitable very early on after doing a quest chain where you have to beat him like in his lore.
Is TWWH even allowed to sell in China with all their skeletons and violence?
>blue board
>post cropped porn

Gimme sauce btw.

>Be me
>Want to play Rome: TW cause I’m nostalgiafag
>No mods, fresh install, has large address patch, running in Windows Service 2 Pack compatibility, have optimized preference.txt with right resolution, processor affinity set correctly to four threads, DPI is set to applications, full screen optimizations are disabled and PC is more than capable of running it
>Game still goes to black screen then closes by itself after a few seconds when I click the .exe like an autistic chimp
Not sure if this is the place to ask, what could I be doing wrong? I think it could be cause I moved my steam files out of my Program x86 location for modding purposes. Would that be the culprit? I just need help with the black screen issue, everything else I can figure out
Forgive my autism
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Running Rome TW makes you realize how nigger-rigged that fucking game is lol
Get remastered if you want to play vanilla, old editions are fucked up on new pc's, the old ones are good just to play mods that haven't converterd to the remastered.
>the old ones are good just to play mods that haven't converterd to the remastered
They're all darthmod copies anyway that make battles slow but not as slow as EB
they kinda are bro lmao
Is that a problem with the Steam version or with W10? I have no problems running RTW (cd version) with the latest patch using 8.1.
Also OP you should try the Roma Surrectum Enviroments mod that improves the graphics and has some minor fixes.

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>still no CK3 port
I suffer ...
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Any /vst/ Fork should change sex to male
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just make a powerful tranny faction and put all the self inserts there
Oh so that's why i got banned from the discord by insulting islam
no portrait mods no play

Anyone here play it? I'll buy it when I get back home from work, I heard that it's one of the most historically accurate wargames out there in its base form - how true is this?
Are there any tips you'd recommend to a beginner? I haven't played an RTS since Age of Mythology over a decade ago.
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>Field of Skirmishers
like clockwork
For its setting, sure, but then there aren't many wargames set in antiquity. You can find more historically accurate WW2 wargames. However at the end of the day it is all vidya and none of it is truly realistic, what this offers is still really fun.

The realism already ends with the fact that you can order around things as much as you can. Generals in antiquity didn't have that level of control, lines of communication were fragile to non existant. (It is, in part, why the romans were so effective, their subunits could operate semi independently)
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based btfoing
Feels like a downgrade to Pike and Shot honestly, the units werent nearly as detailed but the little blocks and formations they had were better looking, also gave a feel of grander scale with more models.
Also one of the most disgusting and useless dlc practices Ive seen in a game.

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Yeah I know that this is probably the fifth Heart of Cancer 4 thread but someone atleast gotta made a thread about it. Anyway what's mod are you playing?
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It's apples to oranges. I've not played Eaw much, but it's not trying for realism or to be a WW2 game. I'd happily replay WA as every nation but I wouldn't play Eaw over and over. If you want a fantasy hoi4 mod, I prefer Owb but that's probably because I prefer the setting.
>>not story focused
So it's shit then
Why do you want a story in a war strategy game? There are much better mediums for storytelling.
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this kills the kaiserfag
The age of Liechtenstein-Alaska and Goeringia is HERE

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I know this is probably a weird question, but hear me out. Are there any good "RPG strategy" games out there? I mean strategy games where RPG mechanics play a role. I already know about CK2 where all characters have stats, traits, and items, and Warcraft 3 where hero units can level up and have stats, items, and spells. Are there more games like this out there and which ones are the good ones?
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Starsector, CK series, M&B series, Imperator, Dragon Age Origins, Suzerain
Might be a stretch but i find myself using my head more with bannerlord than most paradox games.
there are a lot of strategy games with RPG elements of some kind
but if you want a fusion of the two genres check out the spellforce series
Age of Wonders 3 is like a turn based Warcraft.
Langrisser I & II

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