>felt the urge to play some WBC after a good long time>no thread upU wot m8? Anyone else playing? How goes your campaign?
Still waiting for TPC 0.9.0, they want to the the conquest mode from WBCII in it.
>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 storyI 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.
>>1150564Nice. 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...
>warrior Orc hero gets critted twiceby a Spriggan, dies>Ironman
>>1151146KEK. The shame of his people, his name will live in infamy.
look at this dipshit
>>1151331He 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.
What's your favourite track in any Warlords game? I love all the WBCII ones.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YAVoydUaK8
>>1152871WBC2 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.
>>1152871https://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.
is there ever going to be an update for WBC2?
>>1156246Game has been complete for ages anon
>>1155935I'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.
>>1156852Not 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
>>1156852Warlords 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.
Favourite game?Favourite race?Favourite unit?Favourite class?Favourite TitanFor 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
>>1157648Started messing around with warlords 2 - some of the scenarios are pretty funny.
>>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 TitanMelkor is cool af>Best waifuI like the wood elf hero from WBC2, good voice lines, I like brunettes, and she wears a slutty chainmail leotard
>>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 TitanSkull 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.
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?
>>1157701>Favourite game?WBCII>Favourite race?Undead>Favourite unit?Doom Knight>Favourite class?Death Knight>Favourite TitanBane
>>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 TitanTempest, he's a big buff barbarian god who shoots lighting and that's just cool
>>1157701WBC2 Dark DwarvesDemon 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.
Does anyone know how to open the m3d files in warlords?
>>1159473Best bet is to go to the protectors mod discord and ask there, they probably know stuff like that.
Huh, interesting that gnolls seem to be Sartek's go-to troops in Warlords but they changed it to minotaurs in WBC.
>>1160595guess he just likes beastmen in general
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.
>>1161654maybe 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
>play dwarves>push demon's shit in and kill their best hero>now goblins are snatching up the demon producersuh...
>>1161998Cheeky goblins, it fits ngl
>druid class>skill gives treants + 2 EXP>despite being a hard to mass produce, low in numbers but strong unit>dragon master gives + 3Sometimes the balancing in this game is just whack.
Listening to WB III menu soundtrack for the first time must be one of my fondest childhood memories
Warlords so far has been:A real life card gameA turn-based strategy gameA real-time strategy gameA puzzle gameWhat's the next warlords spinoff?
>>1165237I guess, grand strategy would be the next step.As if that would ever happen.However, you could probably mod it into some existing game
>>1165237A porn game but like rance
>>1165237RPG would be the logical step. Someone already made a ruleset for d&d for it.
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?
>>1166165You WILL spend countless hours on overly complicated mechanicsYou WILL be invested in the loreYou WILL NOT feel like a warlord.
>>1166165just play the custom campaigns then?they have the wbc3 one and magee's conquest map that is somewhat decent to play through
>>1166165This>>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
>>1166436And 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
>>1151146That'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.
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.
>>1166545From 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.
>>1166545If 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.
downloading battlecry 1 right now, should I know something before starting? Can I like mess up my hero so bad I cant continue?
>>1166834You 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
>>1166834When 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.
What the fuck how do you even beat the first mission in the magee campaign or whatever
>>1166990Don'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
>>1167007I'm retarded I thought its a no buildings mission
>>1166962I literally already went with a paladin...but desu I can restart, I am like in mission 5
>>1167055I will restart because when I read that priest could also cast magic I didnt think it was ONLY healing magic
can i turn the annoying heartbeat sound off
>>1167079Yes, options under sound
>>1166834>>1167055>>1167073should have picked pyromancer, its the most OP class in 1 and will get you through everything easily
>>1150038Just 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
>>1150038WBC: how to get more experience in the campaign?It sucks to complete a mission and not even level up
>>1168386if you want more xp, play skirmishes with enemy ai at higher difficulties
Is there any patch that would add modern resolutions but without other changes to vanilla? Maybe close to that?
>>1168414You cant play skirmish with your campaing hero in wbc>>1168386level up training to 13, but yes you want level up fast playing the campaign
>>1168592>>1166443These are pretty cool, where are they from?
Can you have a dragon as a retinue in wbc1?
>>1169849nope, not till 3
>>1170142You can get dragons in your retinue in 2
>>1170156I've never had that happen before, so I question your circumstances for it
>>1170167Then 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.
>>1170199ah, a reward for pussying out, that would explain why I never got it
>>1170264>He doesn't conquer Etheria multiple times to harvest rewardsSucks not to have the most beautiful dryad forced to marry to you.
>>1170267>warlord forcefully gets a beautiful elf wife Just like my japanese doujins, based
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
>>1169551Very nice, thank you anon
>>1161998Is 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?
>>1173244Yes warlords 2 If I recall the mechanics were pretty much the same as 3
>>1173244It'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.
Worst race? Wood elves suck so bad.
>>1177754Depends 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.
>>1177834Dwarves 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.
>>1157701>Favourite game?Im partial for 3, because of the ammount of races.>Favourite race?Undead>Favourite unit?Liches>Favourite class?Necromancer>Favourite TitanYou guessed it, Bane the skeletal mask man
>>1157701>Favourite game?WBC2 for music alone and i do miss old leveling and designs of buildingsWBC3 does seem to be easier to get into thohttps://youtu.be/REjNLP0ODl4>Favourite race?undead, minotaurs>Favourite unit?20th level shadow, my fav small tactical nuke>Favourite class?Necromancer, assasin>Favourite TitanBane
should i start with 2 or 3?
>>1178494honestly 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
>>1178494Start with warlords 1, only after you complete warlords 4 you're allowed to do the battlecry games.
>>1165237>What's the next warlords spinoff?An MMOWarlords and Heroes; Turmoil of EtheriaWarcraft classic but warlords battlecry base
>>1178593wbc was made before w4
>>1165237Warlords city builder!Like sim city, but you create your own comfy dwarf or undead city.
>>1150038I was playing WBC3 a few months back. Great game.>did Orc Merchant spam>did Dwarven RunelordWarlords: Battlecry is so great. I wish they made more.>>1150564Yeah, 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.
I could eat half a dragon.
THE WINDS FORETELL A GREAT VICTORY
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.
>>1186608The widescreen patch is all you need: >>1168592
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.
>>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.
>>1186730Does WBC3 even work on win10?
>>1186766It 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.
Hmmm this Daemon Titan sure has a big ass.
>>1187003>Balora is just a reskinned resized succubus
>>1187979With bigger tits and ass.
>>1187979Imagine 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.
>>1165237Platformer, of course.
>>1188599Do you think the original artist for warlords takes commissions?
I have faith in The Protectors.
>>1188883Dunno but that's a good question
>>1189109aren't they busy ruining undead atm?
How do you destroy a piece of equipment?
>>1150038>>felt the urge to play some WBC after a good long timei 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
>>1150038I'd love to play it, but the GoG version doesn't fucking work.
>>1189316Hell no, 3D was a mistake.
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.
>1189547What a stupid pornbrain.
>>1189188Are they? Time to forget about them then.
>>1189547What do you expect? There are no good games that feature rape.
>>1189188Don'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
>>1189547>not playing as dark elf woman and making the rest of the world your slaves
>being a trannyAlthough haven't played my high elf paladin for a while.
>mentioning trannies out of the blueLmao, typical selfinsertfag. Or just closet gay.
>>1189697>>1189782Lads pls, both are respectable and based choices
>>1189188Are they still planning to remove unit morphing?
>>1189430This. 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.
Should I play TPC or III?
Anyone else find the English voice acting a bit weak?
>>1190233Definitely WBC3, TPC is a mess.>>1190247No, I've always loved it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFgmWimHb9shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiWeYjc2wU8
>>1190247It feels like they toned down and replaced a lot of the voices for 3 compared to 2.
>>1190233Both and TPC is free anyway
>>11902473 was okay, 2 was so-bad-its-good tier
>>1190261>TPC is a messWhy 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.
>>1191116to 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.
>>1191246Gonna second you on this anon, they seem to be making some good changes for 0.9, I'm honestly both scared and excited
Mod that turns the dragons into a playable faction? They already have all the buildings.
>>1192502In warlords or in the battlcry?
Finally a fucking good item.
>>1193143I 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.
>>1194651>protector plebs can't handle the AI
>>1194843I bet you don't play irnoman mode
>>1192502Here you gohttps://ahatchwbciii.wixsite.com/1035-modIt's really bad
>>1191116>>1150069>>1191336>>1191246I 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.
>>1191246Every 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.
>>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 individuallyI 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.
>>1197557Ruining 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.
>>1197557I'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
>>1197557>'We're ruining Undead, please drop our mod.'You got it, chief.
Source on this undead thing?
>>1199120I saw it in a dream
>pull random shit out your ass>people eat it upwild
does someone have an idea on how to install warlords 4? I'm stuck on "installing fonts"
>he plays with the whole map revealedI hope you don't do this, real man scout
>>1201777Maybe your disc is scratched?
Best race for warrior/monk?
>>1189697Built for being forced to bear a human's children.
>>1201777go to task manager, close everything you can close, like if you have nvdia bloatware installed you need to close every single process of thatobv dont close system process and things like that
>>1202402Alright gonna hit it up with those in protectors
What other games are there where I can play the same heros through multiple playthroughs, collect all kinds of loot, and watch him turn into a monster that can solo 5 towers?
>>1203074Spellforce I guess, and not exactly the same thing but turn based strategy games do stuff like that, your hero grows through battles, or in the campaigns throughout the missions as well, heroes of might and magic and age of wonders, disciples games come to mind
I gonna start wbc2... There is a manual with all the Hero skills and such I have no idea what hero to create, maybe something like an utility priest but idk>>1203074Disciples
>>1203074Heroes of Annihilated Empireskinda
Does someone have battlecry art?Like the icons for the class like bard, assassin etc
>>1203165I've found this to be handyhttps://archive.org/details/Warlords_-_Battlecry_II_-_Quick_Reference_Card_-_PC
I can't stop playing Walords 2 - send help I'm turning into a /vr/fag
>>1202097In the turn-based warlords games that's actually detrimental to the AI as it is extremely autistic about trying to scout out the map when it could be doing better things
>>1204985what is so good about warlords2
>>1205430fine by mepersonally I do prefer warlords 4 tho
>>1206021Haven't tried 4 yet, I'll have to give it a whirl.
>>1206282Would love another game similar to this (but disciples obv)
What's a good way to hunt for rare items?
design wise warlord dark dwarf are one of the worst faction I ever sawLiterally dwarf + a ghost?Like what the fuckAlso what is so dark about golems
>>1209301Abysmal take. Golems are just mass produced soldiers which fits their industry theme. Ghosts are probably their ancestors, previous builders that died and have stayed in the physical world because of their obsession with work and war; completely unable to let go and pass on.
>>1209301They like stout over ale
>>1209301Dark dwarves are evil dwarves that are too much of cowards to fight themselves (aside from your hero, apparently), so they build massive golem armies and channel their autism into the most advanced artillery. They are represent the ugly side of industrialization, completely destroying any environments. Ancestor worship is a thing for a lot of dwarves from different settings, but it could be considered necromancy to actually summon them to let them fight.
>>1209301>>1209328>>1209333>>1209335In Warlords 3 they also have "Dwarf Mutants" which I think is a really cool idea, I wish they had them in WBC too.
>>1209393Aren't they sort of shit? I don't remember their ability but I think it's curse which kind of bad.