I have been reading a lot of the posts and listening to ideas on how to make FE a better game. Now, I know FE will probably be changing a lot in the near future but I figured I would try and do a small balance mod to possibly fix some of the issues people are having.
So far this is what I am thinking:
Made it so all city types can have walls. (Edit -- I was able to Mod this)
Change pioneers so they require 150 gold to be built. (Edit -- I was able to Mod this)
Make the minimum time to produce a unit or building 1 and not 3 (Edit -- I was able to Mod this)
Edit the ability that gives you starting gold to only give 150 extra gold (this is so krax can't pump out 4 or 5 pioneers at start but is still useful because you could hire 2 pioneers at start, rather than 1 or recruit that starting hero and build one pioneer) (edit -- I was able to mod this, right now wealthy ability gives an extra 150 gold)
Make the adventurers guild give you a 100% chance of giving 1 xp a turn. (maybe make it so you can build 1 in every city) (Edit -- I was able to mod this to 100% chance and to allow 1 built in every city)
Thinking of making dispel 50 mana instead of 100. (Not sure yet if this is necessary but I have had enemy AI's cast some of the curses on me like 5 times to the point my defending soldiers had almost no hp, to fix this would cost 500 mana, that's a lot so I will think on this more) (edit -- I was able to mod this in successfully)
Make Birth of Summer (spell which restores land) to a general spell (or low level Earth spell) rather than tied to Earth and make it cost 50 mana (or should I keep it at 100 mana) (edit -- I was able to mod this in successfully -- Changed cost to 100)
Maybe, if possible, edit the range that monsters can roam (Possible but need to experiment) (working on this)
Maybe, if possible, edit the AI of monsters so that powerful monsters always attack (or very high chance) anyone or anything near it (cities, etc.) (I made most monsters much more intelligent which should translate to deadlier)
Was thinking of working on leveling up and perhaps changing the level up bonuses from different traits (edit -- adjusted XP gain so heroes gain xp a little faster, will probably tweak this)
Will try to change how population works. (edit -- I changed population by a factor of 10 but it is really just cosmetic, everything functions the same, just there will be larger growth and greater population count. I also made it so that it will be easier to get to a lvl 2 town but more difficult to get to a lvl 3 town)
I made it so that the spell where you can build a outpost costs 75 mana instead of 50
Give me your suggestions and opinions on anything that you feel needs to be balanced and I will see if I can figure out how to do it. If anyone would like to try my changes, please let me know.
You must follow these instructions to install - First MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP THE FILES BEFORE UNZIPPING AND REPLACING THEM, LOOK IN THE RAR ARCHIVE TO SEE WHAT FILES ARE IN THERE AND THEN BACK UP THOSE FILES IN YOUR FALLEN ENCHANTRESS DIRECTORY -- ALMOST ALL OF THE FILES ARE LOCATED IN THE DATA --> ENGLISH FOLDER. ONE FILE -- COREIMPROVEMENTS -- MUST GO IN THE DATE --> ENGLISH --> COREIMPROVEMENTS FOLDER.
These files are overwriting your default Fallen Enchantress files that is why you must back those up in case there are any issues. Still requires a lot of testing and balancing. Also, if you are using a Custom Faction, you must recreate your custom faction AFTER putting these files into your Fallen Enchantress directory and overwriting the default files. If you do not recreate your custom faction it wont work correctly if you are using a Custom Faction.
You must also edit the shortcut for Fallen Enchantress. Right click on your shortcut and go to properties, at the end of "C:\Stardock Games\FallenEnchantress\FallenEnchantress.exe" you need to put -localdataonly. So it should look like this:
"C:\Stardock Games\FallenEnchantress\FallenEnchantress.exe" -localdataonly (make sure there is a space between the directory and -localdataonly)
Download Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmcn1cnhazau2g9/balance1.rar
Tell me if the download link doesn't work. I am also going to play around with the settings more, so tell me if anything seems unbalanced or if the AI is not reacting well to the changes.
ALSO MAKE SURE TO PLAY ON CHALLENGING OR ABOVE DIFFICULTY OTHERWISE THE AI WILL NOT BE GOOD.