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10-12-2012, 05:45 PM #21
Cheers guys. I'll pick up the basic game. I'm hoping its what I'm looking for in that I'll boot it up and then the next time I look at the clock it's two days later.
10-12-2012, 05:47 PM #22
Also, to anyone who was put off of LoR because of its limited scope, it does add a pretty impressive amount of Byzantine-specific content, including events and new objectives, which make them more engaging to play than you might expect. I think they could've made it more appealing if the new music and unit packs had been part of the DLC to emphasize that it's really a boon for fans of the Byzantine Empire.
10-12-2012, 05:48 PM #23
That kinds of sucks, I thought Paradox's policy was that all general gameplay updates would be free patches. This kind of seems a bit counter to that?
Also, I tend to play characters from Western Europe, will retinues add much to that kind of gameplay? Or is it more interesting for the Eastern factions?
Last edited by duff; 10-12-2012 at 05:52 PM.
10-12-2012, 07:07 PM #24
If you are leading a large Empire, you can actually have a pretty decent, completely free army made entirely out of retinues to form the backbone of your forces. They can be merged with standard armies and do everything you want an army to do, so they can really make a difference at times, though I don't feel they are imbalanced in the least.
However, I agree that they shouldn't have been included in the DLC. It seems to me that Paradox doubted whether anyone would want a DLC that is essentially nothing but improvements to the Byzantines and cut retinues from the patch to push the add-on. I really like how Legacy of Rome fleshes out the Byzantine Empire, but I think they would've been better off to be honest about what it was and lump the Unit Pack and Music Track with it to make it clear that the content was for fans of the Byzantines.
10-12-2012, 07:15 PM #25
Thanks for that. I guess I'll hold off until I can pick up the DLC in a sale. Byzantines aren't really my thing so I doubt I'll get much from it apart from the retinue system. Oh well, another month or two of updates and polish can't hurt.
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10-12-2012, 10:51 PM #28