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by Johannes
17 Jul 2013, 20:39
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Feeling, question, answer ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3839

Re: Feeling, question, answer ?

There is data, someone gathered some at least, but playing games and looking at replays and thinking with your head are a hundred times more important. Stats tell something about how things are, but nothing about how they should be. And there's already methods to keep your units apart, customformati...
by Johannes
17 Jul 2013, 15:40
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Feeling, question, answer ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3839

Re: Feeling, question, answer ?

Basically the question is, what direction do the devs want to take BA? I don't really have any idea, which makes it kinda pointless to suggest changes or critique changelogs since I cannot properly judge if they reach their purpose or not, since people rarely know the reason behind them.
by Johannes
12 Jul 2013, 11:55
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Core Pyro DPS ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Core Pyro DPS ?

Silentwings wrote:In general, avoid that page because is relates to a years old version of BA. And as nix points out, it also contains mistakes.
Well, most stats are still same, and the mistakes are only in the dps calculations that you wouldn't get at all by just looking through the .lua files.
by Johannes
12 Jul 2013, 08:51
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Why hasn't DSD been banned?
Replies: 66
Views: 8387

Re: Why hasn't DSD been banned?

I don't get what's so funny or nonsense here, nor do I know where has cargo cult term been thrown around, not on this forum at least.
by Johannes
12 Jul 2013, 00:42
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Why hasn't DSD been banned?
Replies: 66
Views: 8387

Re: Why hasn't DSD been banned?

That doesn't mean it's understood, the common strategies employed by average players are more cargo cult than anything else. But when you have players of such wide spectrum of skill and little trust for each other, you cannot expect proper cooperation outside the usual rotes.
by Johannes
11 Jul 2013, 23:38
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Why hasn't DSD been banned?
Replies: 66
Views: 8387

Re: Why hasn't DSD been banned?

See timestamps: 14 minutes from joining room to game start, even if multiple times all players had map and were ready. But always new players join or leave and new map must be found etc. Sometimes takes even longer. Yeah, this hassle is the biggest offender why games take long to start. When joinin...
by Johannes
11 Jul 2013, 20:57
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Why hasn't DSD been banned?
Replies: 66
Views: 8387

Re: Why hasn't DSD been banned?

But I do agree that it tends to become boring. I think the problem is with the maps, there are too few good maps on the hosts suitable for team battles, if that's what you are interested in. Not really, already going for DSD duo or whatever it's called, is tons more exciting than plain DSD. Problem...
by Johannes
11 Jul 2013, 19:54
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: ready button
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: ready button

(Please bear with me, I'll soon get to the point). The whole "custom game" setup, where people join rooms and wait for the required amount of players to accumulate, retrieve game resources and press ready has a few issues: ... It doesn't have to be changed that much to be smooth, I think. A big pro...
by Johannes
08 Jul 2013, 23:19
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: BA 7.78 Released!
Replies: 89
Views: 9763

Re: BA 7.78 Released!

You don't need to hold e down. Press e once, then hold alt down, then drag.
by Johannes
04 Jul 2013, 00:48
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: BA 7.78 Released!
Replies: 89
Views: 9763

Re: BA 7.78 Released!

Yeah the problem with Bantha is that it's boring. It's ok if there's a simple unit whose purpose is to just have a ton of HP and some good firepower too (+selfd option), but if it's too powerful it turns from something good at taking on big defenses for cost, into something good at taking on anythin...
by Johannes
02 Jul 2013, 21:50
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: BA 7.78 Released!
Replies: 89
Views: 9763

Re: BA 7.78 Released!

Played some matches with the new sea with Flop, Teddy and bybyk. The overall feeling was that you get just too much stuff too fast, the game turns too much into lucky RPS this way. Changing the shipyard and tidal isn't a good way to try fixing the bigger sea maps which are usually flawed by default,...
by Johannes
30 Jun 2013, 14:56
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Choosing start positions in BA
Replies: 18
Views: 1322

Re: Choosing start positions in BA

Well, an "Unready" button would be nice. But if this is a real issue it's about peoples attitudes that'd need changing, instead of the tech.
by Johannes
25 Jun 2013, 00:19
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: about servers
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: about servers

Just stick to 8v8 DSD.
by Johannes
21 Jun 2013, 12:01
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Planetary Annihilation (Incoming Moon Drops!)
Replies: 470
Views: 49404

Re: Planetary Annihilation (Incoming Moon Drops!)

I think the scale prohibits intensive micro somewhat.. you cant battle at 3 places at the same time and still have a sc-like unit diversity. The one crucial ressource (player attention) is allready at a breaking point at that moment. It's no problem unless possibly because have spherical maps where...
by Johannes
21 Jun 2013, 00:31
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: (testballon) BA challenge map
Replies: 17
Views: 3963

Re: (testballon) BA challenge map

Ok, switched to non-mt and it works. I was well on my way to clearing the map on the first try, then suddenly every enemy but the nullai blows up since my dudes found the white comm and killed him. There's so little AA on the map that gunships can easily kill everything, and nicely reclaim everythin...
by Johannes
19 Jun 2013, 23:09
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Planetary Annihilation (Incoming Moon Drops!)
Replies: 470
Views: 49404

Re: Planetary Annihilation (Incoming Moon Drops!)

So does the alpha at all touch on the Planetary stuff yet, moving between planets, firing between them, etc.? Or just a TA-like with a weird-shaped map for now?
by Johannes
19 Jun 2013, 15:26
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: (testballon) BA challenge map
Replies: 17
Views: 3963

Re: (testballon) BA challenge map

[f=0000043] Error: LuaRules::RunCallIn: error = 2, DrawWorld, [string "LuaRules/Gadgets/tp_challenge.lua"]:674: attempt to concatenate field 'score' (a nil value) Constantly spams the chat with that on every frame. And no score visible. Also it seems relatively easy to get maximum score, when you co...
by Johannes
19 Jun 2013, 08:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atari sells TA's intellectual property
Replies: 50
Views: 6354

Re: Atari sells TA's intellectual property

PauloMorfeo wrote: * most of the time spent with "playing" SpringRTS is hanging around the lobby waiting for yet another 4v4 game to start (because you won't even try to get a 1v1).
Why? Getting a 1v1 is quite faster than bigger games.
by Johannes
19 Jun 2013, 00:31
Forum: Map Creation
Topic: Maps that never got released
Replies: 19
Views: 1805

Re: Maps that never got released

Seems like it's supposed to look like DSD at a glance while being thorougly different from it, being pelvis is just a quirk of nature.
by Johannes
14 Jun 2013, 00:27
Forum: Balanced Annihilation
Topic: Reversing conships!
Replies: 18
Views: 2452

Re: Reversing conships!

The cheap yard and tidal are what would mess things the most, and also it wouldn't make early game sea any more forgiving - you get to spam a lot of vettes that way, both players, and this encourages rushing a lot since making cons + mexes gives less extra m in comparison to the amount you can spend...

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