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>felt the urge to play some WBC after a good long time
>no thread up
U wot m8? Anyone else playing? How goes your campaign?
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Still waiting for TPC 0.9.0, they want to the the conquest mode from WBCII in it.
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>WB3, start a pyromancer minotaur run
>ignore the empire and attempt to get directly to the ssrathi and ally them
>get destroyed by the first ambush several times, regardless of what strategy I try
>well fuck, we go around
>losing these matches have lowered my difficulty that I can't collect all the pirate treasure on the dragon isles before the enemy gets destroyed by neutrals
>smash some insects
>get smashed by barbarian chieftains
>get the snake eyes
>face another ambush on the way to the same ssrathis, this time manage to win with the help of mercenaries
>help the lizardmen, finish this part of the story
I guess standard stuff. Now I should get back to the dragon isles and get the last treasure. No idea if I want to follow the story now or just do whatever.
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>>1150564
Nice. While I personally prefer WBC2's conquest campaign, the open-ended 3 campaign can be a lot of fun. It's been a long time since I've played it, maybe it's about time to have another go...
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>warrior Orc hero gets critted twiceby a Spriggan, dies
>Ironman
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>>1151146
KEK. The shame of his people, his name will live in infamy.
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look at this dipshit
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>>1151331
He looks quite bad compared to the older model - I'm glad TPC restores it; but then they get rid of crossbows for some strange reason.
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What's your favourite track in any Warlords game? I love all the WBCII ones.

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YAVoydUaK8
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>>1152871
WBC2 does have great music - it's deeply embedded in my psyche at this point. A few of the race-specific tracks for TPC are really good as well; I like the Dwarves, High Elves, and Plaguelords especially.
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>>1152871
https://youtu.be/x-ZMRJgdgYc
As soon as i boot up the game and hear it I'm instantly hyped to play again, as the matter of fact I'll go play some right now.
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>>1152871
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwy0l-ZX8fw
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is there ever going to be an update for WBC2?
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>>1156246
Game has been complete for ages anon
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>>1155935
I've played quite a bit of the WBC games but I'm interested in trying Warlords - is 2 the best one to start with in your opinion? It seems to be the one that gets posted about most often in these threads.
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>>1156852
Not him but you mean TBS games? 3 is a fresh start of the story and shares setting with WBC games so that's the one I'd go for, also WBC 4 is abandonware and it's alright, it was rushed tho but it's playable and free so might as well give it a shot
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>>1156852
Warlords 2 is the most flexible. I think they were still going for the ultimate generic fantasy war battle simulator at the time before they started getting into the lore stuff in 3. So the editor is more powerful that you can design your own sprites and your own units without any third party additions. Also W2 deluxe is sloppy when it comes to graphics compared to w2 classic but in W3 the devs finally figured out how to use a 32+ colour palette. W3 also has a little more RPG for the hero units than W2 and more community support stuff. W2 and W3 are pretty similar though.
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Favourite game?
Favourite race?
Favourite unit?
Favourite class?
Favourite Titan

For me it's hard. In WBC2 it's Undead necromancer or Daemon summoner.
Favourite unit is probably salamander or else spider queen rushes. Giants have a special place for being obese hungry bastards like myself.

And Balora is best waifu
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>>1157648
Started messing around with warlords 2 - some of the scenarios are pretty funny.
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>>1157701
>Favourite game?
WBC2
>Favourite race?
Dorfs
>Favourite unit?
Dwarf Lord - I love his sprite and the the extent to which he is an absurd tank that can delete buildings. His voice lines are great too, it's a bummer to me that they changed them in WBC3.
>Favourite class?
Merchant, it's just too useful, especially for the elite, expensive-ass factions I usually favor
>Favourite Titan
Melkor is cool af
>Best waifu
I like the wood elf hero from WBC2, good voice lines, I like brunettes, and she wears a slutty chainmail leotard
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>>1157701
>Favourite game?
WB3
>Favourite race?
High Elves
>Favourite unit?
Dragon Knights
>Favourite class?
It's kinda difficult for me to pick a class, because with WB3 the race also matters a lot, so I'm thinking more in terms of race-class.
What am I saying, Assassin always works.
>Favourite Titan
Skull of Sartek, while not being the best titan out there, has the advantage of being a fucking skull shooting lightning while being drawn by slaves.
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Man I spent like five hours playing this and the time flew by, it's surprisingly fun even if I'm terrible atm - how the hell does initiative work in this game?
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>>1157701
>Favourite game?
WBCII

>Favourite race?
Undead

>Favourite unit?
Doom Knight

>Favourite class?
Death Knight

>Favourite Titan
Bane
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>>1157701
>Favourite game?
WBC3 overall but WBC 2 has my favourite campaign
>Favourite race?
Dark elves
>Favourite unit?
Blackguards, i know they aren't the strongest but they're cool and they are fun with their invisibility
>Favourite class?
Assassin, more specifically dark elven assassin, it just fits plus it works great, second favourite being merchant
>Favourite Titan
Tempest, he's a big buff barbarian god who shoots lighting and that's just cool
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>>1157701
WBC2
Dark Dwarves
Demon Sorcerer, he's good enough to be a replacement for the hero if your hero dies.
Summoner or Paladin. Both are really aggressive with the former spawning armies while the latter can keep your army rolling non-stop.
I don't really use Titans but Balora I guess because her sprite is huge and she has a big ass. She also flies.
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Does anyone know how to open the m3d files in warlords?
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>>1159473
Best bet is to go to the protectors mod discord and ask there, they probably know stuff like that.
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Huh, interesting that gnolls seem to be Sartek's go-to troops in Warlords but they changed it to minotaurs in WBC.
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>>1160595
guess he just likes beastmen in general
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Does anyone here know how to get custom scenarios working for Warlords 2? I've got the gog version, and I can unpack them using the library, but it seems like only the ones that use the pre-packaged armies and stuff work - the scenarios that use custom units unpack just fine but don't show up on the scenarios list afterwards for some reason.
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>>1161654
maybe the custom units need to go into a different folder?
probably a stupid answer but I'm not sure what else could be the issue
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>play dwarves
>push demon's shit in and kill their best hero
>now goblins are snatching up the demon producers
uh...
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>>1161998
Cheeky goblins, it fits ngl
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>druid class
>skill gives treants + 2 EXP
>despite being a hard to mass produce, low in numbers but strong unit
>dragon master gives + 3
Sometimes the balancing in this game is just whack.
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Listening to WB III menu soundtrack for the first time must be one of my fondest childhood memories
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Warlords so far has been:
A real life card game
A turn-based strategy game
A real-time strategy game
A puzzle game
What's the next warlords spinoff?
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>>1165237
I guess, grand strategy would be the next step.
As if that would ever happen.
However, you could probably mod it into some existing game
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>>1165237
fightan
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>>1165237
A porn game but like rance
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>>1165237
RPG would be the logical step. Someone already made a ruleset for d&d for it.
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I never seem to be able to get the Protectors to run and I remember the first part of the campaign being some boring two hours long dialogue shit. I hear they will add the conquest type of play from WBC2, did that already happen?
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>>1166165
You WILL spend countless hours on overly complicated mechanics
You WILL be invested in the lore
You WILL NOT feel like a warlord.
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>>1166165
just play the custom campaigns then?
they have the wbc3 one and magee's conquest map that is somewhat decent to play through
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>>1166165
This>>1166230 they've incorporated that existing conquest mod campaign and it's in custom campaigns along with WBC 3 regular campaign and a couple others, including WBC 1 campaign iirc, no WBC 2 style campaign yet but you can play aforementioned campaigns that already exist for WBC 3 with all the new stuff and without all the dialogue
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>>1166436
And keep in mind that this is already multiple games worth of campaigns without even touching the protectors custom campaigns if you don't want to
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>>1151146
That's one of the worst things in this series, both WBC and Warlords: the fights are too random. It's always so frustrating to lose a hero or a valuable troop just because the enemy was lucky and got a few crits.
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i am thinking of doing a challenge bros, WBC2 campaign on hard with a single race, you know how fights keep getting harder the more you use the same race, well what if you never used other races you conquer. Orcs might be a good choice for this as they have good versatility.
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>>1166545
From my experience, the WBC2 campaign is the hardest in the beginning. After you have bonuses from conquered provinces and a developed hero it becomes super easy even if the nominal difficulty increases.
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>>1166545
If you really want a challenge do Extreme bronzeman. >>1166591 is right, WBC2 becomes easy after the initial difficulty hump and you capture some good provinces and skills. You can further challenge yourself by picking one of the more unbalanced races that aren't very good.
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downloading battlecry 1 right now, should I know something before starting? Can I like mess up my hero so bad I cant continue?
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>>1166834
You can fuck up your build but it's not too hard to make a strong hero, just make sure not to spend points on a bunch of disconnected skills
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>>1166834
When I tried to make a paladin in WBC1, it turned out underwhelming, so I wouldn't recommend that class. I think it's worth trying a spellcaster, they seem much stronger in 1 and 2 compared to 3. You can get high level spells much earlier and easier.
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What the fuck how do you even beat the first mission in the magee campaign or whatever
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>>1166990
Don't you get a bunch of units at the start? I also believe you can capture the mines and build a small army to help, your hero doubles as a builder do he can make your first building
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>>1167007
I'm retarded I thought its a no buildings mission
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>>1166962
I literally already went with a paladin...
but desu I can restart, I am like in mission 5
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>>1167055
I will restart because when I read that priest could also cast magic I didnt think it was ONLY healing magic
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can i turn the annoying heartbeat sound off
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>>1167079
Yes, options under sound
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>>1166834
>>1167055
>>1167073
should have picked pyromancer, its the most OP class in 1 and will get you through everything easily
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>>1150038
Just started a McGee's conquest campaign on TPC mod as a yrm dark elf warlock, first few fights were brutal as i only had basic tier 1 units
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>>1150038
WBC: how to get more experience in the campaign?
It sucks to complete a mission and not even level up
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>>1168386
if you want more xp, play skirmishes with enemy ai at higher difficulties
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Is there any patch that would add modern resolutions but without other changes to vanilla? Maybe close to that?
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>>1168576
https://heythere.coffee/wbc3/
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>>1168414
You cant play skirmish with your campaing hero in wbc
>>1168386
level up training to 13, but yes you want level up fast playing the campaign
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>>1168592
>>1166443
These are pretty cool, where are they from?
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>>1169548
https://www.deviantart.com/neazja
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Can you have a dragon as a retinue in wbc1?
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>>1169849
nope, not till 3
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>>1170142
You can get dragons in your retinue in 2
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>>1170156
I've never had that happen before, so I question your circumstances for it
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>>1170167
Then you should play the game. It's a reward if you decide to accept Etheria's surrender early, it's about the third or second to last surrender offer you get.
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>>1170199
ah, a reward for pussying out, that would explain why I never got it
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>>1170264
>He doesn't conquer Etheria multiple times to harvest rewards
Sucks not to have the most beautiful dryad forced to marry to you.
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>>1170267
>warlord forcefully gets a beautiful elf wife
Just like my japanese doujins, based
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Holy shit I thought dwarf caravan was the worst mission I would find but I was surprised by mountain trails where I need to play those shitty dwarf with their shitty economy and slow as fuck units
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>>1169551
Very nice, thank you anon
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>>1161998
Is this from Warlords 2? I might like this style of graphic better than the somewhat isometric view of the units. How different are the mechanics?
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>>1173244
Yes warlords 2
If I recall the mechanics were pretty much the same as 3
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>>1173244
It's very similar to 3 but the unites you can produce are way, WAY more open-ended usually, although there are maps that limit them a lot more.
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Worst race? Wood elves suck so bad.
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>>1177754
Depends on the patch. Would vote wood elves as well for the earlier versions of WC3, but the recent fan patches give them oakmen for building, earlier ancient wisps and cheaper trading, which in my opinion helps them a lot.
Which leaves me with the swarm and dwarves. The first primarily because of meh units and having to upgrade their primary unit production building each time. The latter because they are just too slow for their own good without the strength of the dark dwarves, have bad economy where everything is expensive, the first few units suck and just everything is too slow.
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>>1177834
Dwarves are better in WBC2 - I don't know what retard dev decided that they were so OP in 2 that some of their shit needed to be made even MORE expensive in 3.
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>>1165237
Survival horror
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>>1157701
>Favourite game?
Im partial for 3, because of the ammount of races.
>Favourite race?
Undead
>Favourite unit?
Liches
>Favourite class?
Necromancer
>Favourite Titan
You guessed it, Bane the skeletal mask man
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>>1157701
>Favourite game?
WBC2 for music alone and i do miss old leveling and designs of buildings
WBC3 does seem to be easier to get into tho
https://youtu.be/REjNLP0ODl4
>Favourite race?
undead, minotaurs
>Favourite unit?
20th level shadow, my fav small tactical nuke
>Favourite class?
Necromancer, assasin
>Favourite Titan
Bane
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should i start with 2 or 3?
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>>1178494
honestly recommend a play through of all the campaigns starting from 1
but if you just want to jump right in 3 is best or just go straight to protector's mod
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>>1178494
Start with warlords 1, only after you complete warlords 4 you're allowed to do the battlecry games.
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Greetings, Warlord.
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>>1179254
Soul
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>>1165237
>What's the next warlords spinoff?
An MMO
Warlords and Heroes; Turmoil of Etheria
Warcraft classic but warlords battlecry base
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>>1178593
wbc was made before w4
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>>1165237
Warlords city builder!
Like sim city, but you create your own comfy dwarf or undead city.
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>>1150038
I was playing WBC3 a few months back. Great game.
>did Orc Merchant spam
>did Dwarven Runelord
Warlords: Battlecry is so great. I wish they made more.
>>1150564
Yeah, early on ambushes can be deadly. I usually cheesed them any way i can. Also the barbarian chiefs are like four lvl 15~20 barbarian heroes. So you better be well prepared for them or they will kick your ass.
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I could eat half a dragon.
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THE WINDS FORETELL A GREAT VICTORY
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>>1186377
runes*
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What's the best way to play WB3? I already have Protectors installed but it's buggy as fuck, like text won't disappear until you save and load.
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>>1186608
The widescreen patch is all you need: >>1168592
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I remember playing one of the WCB games when I was a teenager. I don't know if it was 2 or 3 but I do remember making a hero (I think it was a minotaur) and spamming many missions to level him up and eventually getting to the point where it would be strong enough to mow down entire armies by himself.
I was fun and I want to do that again. How can I proceed? Do you think it was WBC2 or 3? I looked at footage from both games but I can't really tell for sure which one it was.
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>>1186661
>Do you think it was WBC2 or 3?
That's an interesting question. From what I get, there seems to be a divide in the Warlords community whether WBC2 or WBC3 is the better game.

I would try WBC3 first.
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>>1186730
Does WBC3 even work on win10?
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>>1186766
It works well enough with the patches. Get the GOG version, enable compatibility mode. Maybe has some minor graphical glitches, but the game never crashed on me.
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Hmmm this Daemon Titan sure has a big ass.
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>>1187003
>Balora is just a reskinned resized succubus
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>>1187979
With bigger tits and ass.
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>>1187979
Imagine being a human spearman fresh from the barracks and seeing Balora's huge naked tits and ass hovering above you as she's mid sword swing.
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>>1165237
Platformer, of course.
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>>1187003
>>1188154
>giantess
My peen...
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>>1188599
Do you think the original artist for warlords takes commissions?
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I have faith in The Protectors.
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>>1188883
Dunno but that's a good question
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>>1189109
aren't they busy ruining undead atm?
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How do you destroy a piece of equipment?
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>>1150038
>>felt the urge to play some WBC after a good long time
i loved this fucking game so much, the music was amazing, i can still hear it in my mind, i played hundreds of hours when i was a teenager, but then the game just got too old, it's a shame they don't remake it with proper 3d, like they did to starcraft, don't change anything about the game, just make it 3d and it will sell
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>>1150038
I'd love to play it, but the GoG version doesn't fucking work.
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>>1189316
Hell no, 3D was a mistake.
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Sometimes I want to go back and reinstall WLBC2 and finish the campaign, which I never actually completed as a kid, but then I remember how painful the lack of camera zoom out is and also the fact that you can't rape dark elf women (or any elf women, for that matter) after you annex their capital and I kind of lose interest.
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>1189547
What a stupid pornbrain.
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>>1189188
Are they? Time to forget about them then.
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>>1189547
What do you expect? There are no good games that feature rape.
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>>1189188
Don't think they are anon, if anything they made them better since they'll now be able to use necromancy from inside towers and spellcasting overall will be buffed including necromancy
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>>1189547
>not playing as dark elf woman and making the rest of the world your slaves
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>being a tranny
Although haven't played my high elf paladin for a while.
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>mentioning trannies out of the blue
Lmao, typical selfinsertfag. Or just closet gay.
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>>1189697
>>1189782
Lads pls, both are respectable and based choices
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>>1189188
Are they still planning to remove unit morphing?
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>>1189430
This. If a new one ever got made I'd much rather it be something more like AoE2DE (graphically not stylistically) then starcraft 2 or wahtever.
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Should I play TPC or III?
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Anyone else find the English voice acting a bit weak?
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>>1190233
Definitely WBC3, TPC is a mess.
>>1190247
No, I've always loved it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFgmWimHb9s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiWeYjc2wU8
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>>1190247
It feels like they toned down and replaced a lot of the voices for 3 compared to 2.
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>>1190233
Both and TPC is free anyway
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>>1190247
3 was okay, 2 was so-bad-its-good tier
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>>1190261
>TPC is a mess
Why do these mod teams always try to reinvent the fucking wheel when only tweaks are needed? Maybe its failed game dev syndrome or some shit, but it's frustrating because it always seems to happen, especially with RTS games.
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>>1191116
to be fair, most of the changes they have made are improvements to the game.
the problem is they will also make a couple changes that are ridiculously stupid like their old food system that completely fucked the pacing of the game or their current perk system that completely fucks any caster with more than one type of magic.
so while I am really looking forward to 9.0 because it is supposed to neuter perks and fix some blatantly broken spells I'm not looking forward to the couple of stupidly broken things they will add to replace them.
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>>1191246
Gonna second you on this anon, they seem to be making some good changes for 0.9, I'm honestly both scared and excited
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Mod that turns the dragons into a playable faction? They already have all the buildings.
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>>1192502
In warlords or in the battlcry?
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>>1192761
Battlecry 3.
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Finally a fucking good item.
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>>1193143
I don't like temples. I like the other random utilities except for temples. It lets the AI have super strong enemies early on and rushes you with it. It's nice that the protectors mod has a filter system.
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>>1194651
>protector plebs can't handle the AI
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>>1194843
I bet you don't play irnoman mode
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>>1192502
Here you go
https://ahatchwbciii.wixsite.com/1035-mod
It's really bad
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>>1191116
>>1150069
>>1191336
>>1191246
I used to be excited for TPC until they went full discord elitist mode and stopped releasing new versions of the game (it's been 3 years now). Looking at the leaked internal change logs they have done so much to reinvent the wheel that any enthusiasm I had is gone. The kicker though is that they have allegedly fixed many of the bugs in the base game but there is just so much pointless feature bloat that they've haphazardly tacked on that it's mind boggling.

Also say goodbye to undead being able to transform from skeletons to stronger units in 0.9.0 now you've got to build them all individually. I've also got a feeling that all of the additional calculations that computers are going to have to do for terrain bonuses and the new unit counter system is going to cause more crashes.
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>>1191246
Every time these people try to balance spells and perks they balance it around discord no lifes with hacked level 200+ heroes. They end up nerfing everything to the point of irrelevance at the expense of fun.

Playing the campaign with a low level hero is a good example of how the powers that be "balanced" the game expecting everyone to be using only the strongest power gamer heroes.
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>>1197557
>Also say goodbye to undead being able to transform from skeletons to stronger units in 0.9.0 now you've got to build them all individually
I like the mod a lot but this is a horrible idea, transformation made them more unique and fun, i really hope this won't happen.
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>>1197557
Ruining the most interesting mechanic of one of the most interesting factions is indeed unbelievably stupid. I don't even play undead but who the fuck thinks this is a good idea? Is this for some pants-on-head retarded multiplayer balance or some shite? At this rate there will be virtually no reason to use TPC over vanilla.
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>>1197557
I'm still hyped for the new TPC update, especially the new campaign but it's a real shame to change undead like that, it is unique and pretty cool, also it gives them another tactical layer where you can upgrade units to what you need mid battle to turn the tide, especially if you can raise more skeletons
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>>1197557
>'We're ruining Undead, please drop our mod.'
You got it, chief.
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Source on this undead thing?
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>>1199120
I saw it in a dream
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>pull random shit out your ass
>people eat it up
wild
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does someone have an idea on how to install warlords 4? I'm stuck on "installing fonts"
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>he plays with the whole map revealed
I hope you don't do this, real man scout
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>>1201777
Maybe your disc is scratched?
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Best race for warrior/monk?
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>>1189697
Built for being forced to bear a human's children.
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>>1202327
>warrior
Daemon.
>monk
Minotaur.
>1202329
Please leave.
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>>1201777
go to task manager, close everything you can close, like if you have nvdia bloatware installed you need to close every single process of that
obv dont close system process and things like that
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>>1202402
Alright gonna hit it up with those in protectors



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