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Discussion in 'Fall of Lordaeron WIP' started by Elbadruhel, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Elbadruhel
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    Nathrezim

    "The Nathrezim or Dreadlord are great commanders, warrior and spies. They are among the greatest demons of the Burning Legion. They are sometimes called the "uninvited guests", since use to move in the shadows and control the mind of their enemies to make them fight eachother. Now that the Burning Legion wants to invade Azeroth again, Sargeras used the dreadlords since they were alread there and were really useful for the corruption job needed. After twisting Ner'zhul, turning him into the Lich King, the dreadlords were sent as his jailors. The demons are also famous for creating great artifacts, and a new one was developed to imprision Ner'zhul power: Frostmourne, a runeblade to seal Ner'zhul strenght that was protected inside a diamond ice block. Tichondrius, the leader of the Nathrezim, conquered Drak'tharon to the Drakkari and set a base there, both to protect the Lich King and to control Frostmourne base so he cant go too powerful... Meanwhile, Mal'ganis, helped Kel'thuzzad to spread the plague into Lordaeron, to prepare the world for the comming of the Burning Legion."

    You start with a safe base in Icecrown and a besieged one in Drak'tharon, your task is to hold the drakkari (or destroy them) as long as posible, so Ner'zhul can get power enough and control all the vrykuls so they and its undeads can help u to destroy the troll menace once for all. While u fight in Nothrend, Mal'ganis will be in Lordaeron, going sneaky to plague the realm, kill whatever he cans and taunt Arthas. After Mal'ganis has done enough corruption a final duel will start in the cold land of Northrend, Mal'ganis or Arthas wont leave the frozen continent alive...

    Heroes

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    Your main hero is Tichondrius (center), who will lead the undeads in Northrend to face the drakkari menace. Mal'ganis (right) is your order starting hero, and really useful, specially for deception and sneaky attacks, while Tichondrius is more a frontline warrior. If you manage to keep Mal'ganis alive, he will be a really strong value in the late game. Finally, when "Northrend duel" event ends (both if u win or u lose), u will get Varimathras (left) as hero, unrevivable.

    Units

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    Your army is based in Undeads, from the basic ones: zombie, zombie archer and ghoul. To some really cool ones: Frost Revenant, a powerful wraith intended to be the guardian of the Frostmourne so Ner'zhul never gets too much power and Risen Drakkari, a powerful caster rised among your fallen enemies. Damned mage, abomination, gargoyle and meat wagon ends your roster. Its a nice army, more able to figth battles alone than CotD but not so strong as Scourge (barov) one. Your elite unit is "Dreadlord", a strong and cunning fighter, able to steal life to his oponents. and cloud their minds.

    Events

    Malganis can corrupt human stuff in Lordaeron.
    Malganis is always revivable except during the Northrend duel time.
    You can kill Arthas forever by wining the Northrend Duel.
    Once Northrend Duel ends you get Varimathras.
    Once Northrend Duel ends you can send Detheroc to mind control Garithos (research), if Eastweald accept he will join Demon Team as "Dreardlord Puppets".
    Once Northrend Duel ends you can send Balnazzar to kill and possess Saidan Dathrohan, if The Crusade player accepts it, he will join Demon Team as "Scarlet Crusade".
    In a future patch you will be able to summon the Burning Legion with Tichondrius taking stuff from Dalaran. That will swap your weaker units with stronger demonic units, and will allow you to send "Blood Path" to Warsgon Clan player, if he accepts, he loses Varok and Eitrigg, but Grom is empowered, he recieves Mannoroth as hero and he joins the Demon Team as "Fel Orcs" with an improved roster.
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  2. Uther01
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    Uther01 God of champions Brigand Map Maker

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    really nice work there, I really like the events, just concerned if these players all join legion if they could be stopped, its hard to balance.
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    Yep, we will have to test it. But it can be countered a bit, if Legion wants to join his puppets, he will have to betray Lich King. And fel orcs are not ingame yet. Also, as you will see soon, if SC happens alliance gets a small boost to counter it. Im also studying how to implement a simple boost for alliance in case they lose too much members. Finally, "betrayal" are second chance paths with less powerful stuff than "fair" ones, for example, Eastweald has 3 heroes as eastweald and 3 as argent dawn, but only 2 as detheroc puppies, when i add Fel orcs, they will have only mannoroth and grom instead of 3 revivable heroes. Scarlet crusade is the only faction that gets a "power up" with Renault as revivable, cause i want SC to happen much more often than others (to be lore accurated and allow other players to get bonus stuff). But even Silver Hand is stronger if he keeps Uther alive than with Renault (Uther > Renault). Fallen Lordaeron/Forsaken are the unique exception to this rule of 2, they can have up to 3 heroes, because those 3 heroes must be killed before you can get them, so in some games u may end with... 0 heroes! And who would like to betray to have even less heroes?

    In addition to all this balance concernings, i have developed factions and paths (a fucking headache) following one rule: never ally your enemy. I mean, im trying to give you a game where you can "pact alliances from start" with your friends, and that it wont affect others gameplay and fun. So, lets take for example Silver Hand, his task is to purge Lordaeron of all CotD and Barov presence (undead), and maybe even help vs Amani or Forest troll if they push too much (troll), but if SH betrays into SC, they will join DEMON team, so they will still be enemies of Undead and Troll, meaning that even if he wants to betray from start, his best choice will be to help his starting allies till he can betray. This applies to others, like Eastweald -> Puppets, always vs undeads and trolls; Warsong->Fel orcs, always vs trolls and alliance; Lordaeron->Fallen Lordaeron, always vs orcs...

    The only faction that can end allied with its greatest enemy, is Lordaeron when they can become forsaken in future patches. But that will be soooo late game (and you need to fulfill some stuff to unlock it) that player would be dumb if he doesnt fight in early-mid game and people wont care about it, since he will be dead nearly sure.
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    Can I suggest this: Tichondrius can go to Alterac and create a small base of bandits, brigands, warlocks and rogue priests, with a Demi-Hero named Darbel Montrose

    While the Argus Wake isn't much, it should help Legion gain a foothold against the south late game
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    I may add some event with Legion conquering Alterac, Sthranbrand and Dandred's Fold, where Argus Wake worked. But no demiheroes.