This is my vision of Fallen Enchantress and what I want to do with it. I call it Immersion because I am trying to make it feel more real in a sense.
What I mean is, for example, scale. The scale of the game currently is just silly. A hundred years pass and you still have only a couple thousand people living in your empire and an army of maybe a 100 or so if you are lucky, well that is just foolish.
I want to have the game be on a much larger scale, even if that just means the illusion of scale.
This mod has Sean's Affliction mod integrated into it with many changes, alterations and such.
NEW VERSION 1.4 IS UP --- DOWNLOAD AND OVERWRITE --- YOU MUST START A NEW GAME FOR CHANGES TO TAKE EFFECT
Make sure to read my last post in this thread to see what was changed, many drastic changes made, also some important instructions there so make sure to read the post.
VERY IMPORTANT, TO INSTALL PLACE FILES IN YOUR FALLEN ENCHANTRESS - DATA - ENGLISH folder MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP ORIGINAL FILES SINCE THESE WILL OVERWRITE THEM>
THERE ARE ALSO UNITS INCLUDED SO PUT THEM IN YOUR C:\Users\BlackRain\Documents\My Games\FallenEnchantress\Units IF YOU WANT TO. THEY ARE VERY BASIC UNITS BUT WILL PROVIDE THE ENEMY WITH ENOUGH UNITS TO USE AGAINST YOU IN CASE YOU DO NOT FEEL LIKE MAKING UNITS. MAKE SURE TO DELETE ANY UNITS YOU HAVE IN THERE BEFORE PUTTING THESE UNITS IN THERE. YOU MUST DELETE ALL UNITS ANYWAY BECAUSE OF CHANGES MADE IN THIS VERSION
IF YOU WANT BETTER MORE SPECIALIZED AI UNITS, MAKE SURE TO TRY OUT EACH FACTION AND DESIGN UNITS FOR THOSE FACTIONS SO THAT THE AI HAS MORE UNITS TO USE. JUST TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO LOAD UP THE DIFFERENT FACTIONS AND CHOOSE AUTO UPDATE FOR WEAPONS AND ARMOR AND SAVE THE DESIGNS.
Changes to turns:
The game is going to play much slower then you may be used to. This is intended. It is intended to be a long game which hopefully immerses you and helps you to feel as if you are really developing a civilization from nothing to a world power.
Turns will be by weeks and months, not by seasons and years. So if a unit requires 3 turns to recruit, that would mean 3 weeks. Which is much more realistic for recruiting 5 men or even more. Although technically you should be able to recruit and train much more than that in that period of time.
This means that every 4 turns will equal 1 month and every 48 turns will equal 1 year.
Changes to armies:
Group sizes are now the following: 5, 20, 100, and 300.
This means that the game is going to play very different from what you know. Large groups (100 and 300) are going to do a good deal of damage, but this has been limited by code. The attack rating on the unit will not show the actual damage done. It will show a very high number, but once in battle, the groups will do the correct amount of damage they are supposed to. Groups of 100 and 300 will be difficult for smaller groups and heroes to take out, although possible, especially with well equipped and powerful units and\or heroes.
Armies are going to require much less time to train. Even 300 men will not require a huge amount of time as it should not take more then a few weeks in real life to train 300 men and equip them. How many weeks required to train is still being considered. As of right now, it will only take 1 week to train any given unit but this is just a placeholder until I play with the numbers.
Wages are back but very low. I have tweaked gold, so it should come slow. Let me know if this isn't the case.
Changes to cities:
Each city type is able to build fortifications. This may be changed at a later time with different town types have different kinds of fortifications but that is if I have the time. These different kinds of fortifications could either look different in some way or just give different bonuses and types of units depending on the type of city.
Defending units will be using armor and weapons, there will also be different types of defending units depending on any extra buildings created in the city (Mages, knights, etc.) These changes are from Sean's Affliction mod which is integrated into this.
Now, only town type cities are able to construct food buildings. They will provide food to the whole empire. Also, only towns can build most of the growth buildings, especially higher level growth buildings. Fortresses and conclaves can build wells and inns which gives them very limited options for growth. This will make other ways of achieving growth important, like spells, heroes, etc. Cities are going to grow much slower and since units require population, this is going to be something you have to really think about.
The capital city of your empire (which will be designated by building the tower of dominion in it) will have extra benefits. It will received 2 extra grain, 2 extra production and 1 extra essence. It will also grant a bonus to growth and unrest. This is to simulate that the city which is your capital is important. You do not have to build the tower of dominion in your first city, but only one can be built and so you will most likely be building it in your first city but that is up to you.
Wonders will be even more important than before because wonders also provide huge growth to a city.
Cities will now have huge populations by end game.
Changes to population:
Population will now be by a factor of 10. This means a city in vanilla that had 200 population will now have 2000 population. This is much more realistic in my opinion. Prestige, and all techs and abilities associated with growth and population will be changed to affect this.
Now to simulate what it must be like when first starting up a town in a barren wasteland so to speak, I want it to be slower getting to a lvl 2 city but once you hit a lvl 2 city, it should be easier to get to a lvl 3 city, moderate to get to lvl 4 and slower getting to lvl 5. In my opinion this makes more sense as when you are starting out for the first time, it should be difficult to develop your first city due to all kinds of dangers and the population having to grow from such a small amount. Once you have a few hundred to a couple thousand citizens (as well as your prestige up) your city will grow more quickly naturally. However to get to a metropolis, basically, should require a lot of people (possibly around 10,000 or 12,000 population) which will be possible with techs and buildings and such. This should take many in game years to accomplish. By the 10th year, meaning by turn 480, you should have a pretty sizable total population.
Population is still being considered and how slow or fast you achieve it and how much population you achieve may continue to change as I get a better feel for things.
I am using Sean's Affliction Mod changes to monsters so they should be much stronger. I am not using his changes to goodiehuts though and monsters will not act the same way as in his mod. They will act similar to vanilla but just be more powerful. This may change in the future.
Weapons and Armor:
Currently integrated into the mod are Sean's Affliction Mods changes to weapons and armor with some minor changes I made. This may change though and I may decide to go with Halmar's changes depending on which ones I like better.
Heroes, leveling up and abilities:
I am using Sean's Affliction mod changes to heroes, leveling up and abilities which I really like. There are some minor changes but it is mostly the same.
I will probably alter this because right now it may be too easy to level up.
Mostly similar to Sean's Affliction mod with some changes made by me. 5 New spells added related to healing units.
Some building changes:
All city types can build a well and upgrade to an inn. Only a town can upgrade from an Inn to a Theatre and only a Fortress can upgrade from an Inn to an Arena. These are the only normal ways to raise growth in a city. Other ways include building wonders (which give 30 faction prestige) or to cast spells which give growth to a city. There is one tech which gives 5 faction prestige and Sovereigns gain Faction Prestige at 2 per level.
Army of soldiers in a W formation facing off against ignys (snakes? I forgot)
Army in a checkered formation facing off against rock spiders
Army of soldiers in line formation facing off against some rock spiders
Screenshot of the empire view showing the population of the empire as well as the week and month
Generals leading army attacking a Corpse Spider
The world map, it is very large
Employing the natives