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dogy_kane

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Adding Warring States Factions into Custom Games?
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:58:42 PM »
Hiya

  There are a number of factions that only appear in Warring States scenario, such as Wei and Zhao, but are unavailable in custom games. Is that possible to have them added into custom scenario?

  I'm not a computer guru so I dont know how technically difficult it gonna be to make such a patch? Because I know the development team of this game is rather small so expecting any huge change of game-play would be impossible. If its not such a pain in the ass, it would be nice if we can see more factions, more scenarios become available in future updates, if there will be any future updates at all.

  Also, as a Chinese player, I would say this game would become a lot more attractive to Chinese market if a 'Three Kingdoms Period' scenario is added alongside 'Warring States Period'. Because in oriental culture, 'Three Kingdoms Period' is far more famous and attractive to populace. U don't even need a new map or any new mechanism, all u need is just adding few more factions.

Thanks for ur attention

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Re: Adding Warring States Factions into Custom Games?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 10:07:03 PM »
Wei, Zhao, Qi and Yan are already available in custom games, just scroll down to the bottom of the list.

The minor factions aren't allowed, because I want to keep the list of factions to reasonable number as the game develops and more content gets added. If you could play any minor faction from any scenario, the list of allowed factions would become very long, and it'd be very difficult to make meaningful distinctions between them all, difficult to maintain distinct color schemes, and time consuming to scroll though the hundreds of options to find the one you want.

Thanks for the thoughts on a Three Kingdoms scenario. Interestingly, my main Chinese advisor advised against it, because of the existing games by Koei and others. I think it's a scenario that will ultimately end up in the game, but the game needs a deeper political system first to really capture that period.
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Re: Adding Warring States Factions into Custom Games?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 09:34:52 AM »
While it would be cool what Kane is suggesting, I completely understand your point of view, Neutron. Are you planning of "promoting" any of the cooler minor faction to a major one in the future by any chance though?

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Re: Adding Warring States Factions into Custom Games?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 12:00:57 PM »
No particular plans no.

Once the game is opened for modding, then I'm sure modders will make many more factions available, and those who want a hundred factions to choose from will be able to have them.
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Re: Adding Warring States Factions into Custom Games?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 05:32:14 PM »
On my second thought, probably a smart decision to avoid the Three Kingdoms period, considering Creative Assembly just announced 'Total War: Three Kingdoms' today.
Its a pretty crowded area already.