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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2012, 04:32:52 PM »
Conquest of Elysium is little more than moving stacks of units and watching battles unfold.  The only real decisions to be made are the makeup of the stacks and what direction to move in.  Fallen Enchantress is a bazillion times deeper.

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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2012, 05:16:53 PM »
If I was only going to choose one between FE and CoE3 it would have to be FE.

However having said that I own both and both are good games, FE has a lot more depth and polish, CoE3 has a certain charm and character.

CoE3 is also a quarter of the price of FE.

There is a demo of CoE3 here http://www.desura.com/games/conquest-of-elysium-3 though I strongly suggest reading at least section 3 (The Interface) and your class page of section 9 (Classes) to get a feel of what the game is all about  before diving in.


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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2012, 06:01:15 AM »
I've had a really quick look at this and so far I'm impressed.  Tactical combat has been vastly improved since WoM, and the interface - particularly tooltips - is the way it should have been two years ago.  Having only played a few turns I'm not really qualified to comment on anything just yet, but I've seen enough to know it's worth continuing.  Mood: cautiously optimistic. :)

P.S. Good array of starting options for skirmishes too.

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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2012, 07:45:43 AM »
Are there actually armies in the game now? In WoM, your "armies" consisted of about 8 individual units.  Hardly felt epic.
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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2012, 09:01:17 AM »
Are there actually armies in the game now? In WoM, your "armies" consisted of about 8 individual units.  Hardly felt epic.

The groups of units are now larger.
So it does feel a bit more like armies rather than lone individuals battling it out.

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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2012, 09:20:52 AM »
I have only played a little so far, but don't see where the comment on lack of weapons and armor types comes from.  For example, I just outfitted a group of militia in leather....had many options for what they could add; boots, greaves, bracers, and at least type types of clubs. 

I'll keep playing to get a better idea.

So far so good...am having fun with it.  Diplomacy seems to work better now as well.

These are different parts.
But wait until you research all the armors and you'll see how limited your options are.
Linear progression of armor with only 4 "levels".

And like I said, a distinct lack of variety when it comes to ranged weaponry.

I see where you are coming from, and yes there are only basic armor types (leather, chain and plate).  Also, there are only basic bows and throwing daggers for missiles. 

But there are just so many options to customize your troops with, particularly by tweaking traits (eg. giving a first charge bonus, or giving them better dodge skills), adding magic items (rings, belts, etc.). 

IMHO, I am quite satisfied with the options to create custom units.  So I don't have admantium plate, and am missing crossbows, slings and javelins....but there is so much other customization, that I don't really notice.

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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2012, 06:20:23 PM »
Conquest of Elysium is little more than moving stacks of units and watching battles unfold.  The only real decisions to be made are the makeup of the stacks and what direction to move in.  Fallen Enchantress is a bazillion times deeper.

Sounds like CoE is nothing compared to Ilwinter's grand strategy title.  I wonder why CoE gets hyped so much when there's so little to it?

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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2012, 12:16:46 AM »
Space Sector has their review up; it's quite thorough.  Sounds like their overall experience was very positive. 


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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2012, 03:32:33 AM »
A good podcast with Derek Paxton on FE over at Three Moves Ahead.
http://flashofsteel.com/index.php/2012/10/29/three-moves-ahead-episode-192-fallen-enchantress/

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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2012, 06:43:45 AM »
Personally, I'm embarrassed that I didn't realize until yesterday that FE isn't an upgrade/sequel/reboot/whatever to Warlock: Masters of the Arcane!



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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2012, 06:47:07 AM »
A good podcast with Derek Paxton on FE over at Three Moves Ahead.
http://flashofsteel.com/index.php/2012/10/29/three-moves-ahead-episode-192-fallen-enchantress/

The podcast also involves TOM AND BRUCE!!

(As expected, they kind of threaten to take over the podcast. After their introduction, even Derek can't quite remember what the title of the game is!  ;D )
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Re: Fallen Enchantress
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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2012, 06:50:34 AM »
How do you get essence in a city?

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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2012, 11:44:52 AM »
It's on of the resources from the land.
The blue squares on a city tile are essence. Many tiles don't have essence at all, just Food and Material.
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Re: Fallen Enchantress
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2012, 03:38:10 PM »
Oh jeez, really?  It must be bloody rare then.  I haven't seen any yet.