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Ranged Attack Penalty

Discussion in 'General Balance' started by ASCII Guy, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. ASCII Guy

    ASCII Guy Chieftain

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    There has been a change in the way ranged attacks affect units since the September 15th beta.
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    Experimental: Units no longer suffer additional damage from ranged attacks based on missing health
               i.e. a unit with 25 HP or 100HP will have the same effective CS against ranged attacks
                Rationale: damaged units are more spread out, thus they are not easier for ranged units to kill - does not affect other promotion elements, just missing health bonus for ranged attacks.
               Can be disabled - set BALANCE_CORE_RANGED_ATTACK_PENALTY to 0 in  CBO
    
    Now that the change has been in the mod for many months, I wanted to know people's opinion on it. Especially with the recent buffs to land melee, nerfs to non-mounted/non-siege ranged, and drastic changes to mounted range.
     
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  2. vyyt

    vyyt Emperor

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    I like the change, I think the change should stay.
     
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  3. Stalker0

    Stalker0 Baller Magnus

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    I'm generally in favor of anything that makes melee stronger against ranged, so I'm a fan of letting it stay. It also makes the barrage promotion for ranged more useful
     
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  4. phantomaxl1207

    phantomaxl1207 King

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    Forgot about this, no wonder it wasn't so easy to pick off weak Units with Ranged Attacks.
     
  5. kenneth1221

    kenneth1221 Warlord

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    Honestly, I hadn't noticed, but it explains the resilience of some of my units in my past few games. I'll take it.
     

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