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Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« on: March 23, 2013, 10:14:13 PM »
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Strategus Guide: From a Man, to the People.

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Currently, strategus is a playground for huge clans, factions and blocs, leaving little to no space for lone players that just want to try their luck in changing the course of the Calradia's history. It is often caused by bigger enemies supressing them, lack of motivation, or simply not knowing what to do. I can't help you with the first two problems, but after reading this guide you'll be able to proudly say:

I know how to Strateugus.  8-)

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25-05-2014: Come to think of it, writing this guide felt like being a dwarf in Dwarf Fortress who was taken by a "Strange mood" and had to create something...
Also I lied about future updates, apologies.
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 10:15:07 PM »
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Great!

Edit: Can you tell how to change the nighttime?
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 01:49:56 PM »
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Community Q&A, stuff I've missed in the guide

1. How to change your nighttime

  • Go to the Info tab in Strategus site
  • In the Night Time: write the hour you're going to sleep, for example 23 if you sleep from 11 Pm and onwards.
  • In the next bar write how long do you sleep/consider yourself unavailable to be at the computer and play cRPG, strategus battles, etc. For example, 15 hours if you're able to play in the afternoon (23 pm *15ticks* = 14 pm next day)
This way, if anyone attacks you during this nighttime, it won't be set on 24 hours later, but at the end of your nighttime, so you can actually play the battle :)
You can't change the night time 2 hours before AND 2 hours after your night time starts/finishes
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2.There is no auto-planning for your character movement on the map.
Which means, you will have to make all river crossings and around-the-mountains ways yourself, setting one destination point after another.
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« Last Edit: March 27, 2013, 05:37:25 PM by Uther Pendragon »
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 11:40:01 PM »
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Nice work..

You may want to link something like this http://forum.meleegaming.com/diplomacy/open-trade-fiefs-map-and-info/  and mention that these can change at any point so check them regularly.

Map speed- can easily catch someone new out.. buying too many goods and becoming an easy target
100 troop + 100 goods X + 100 goods Y = Normal speed (around 14 m/m)
100 troops + 101 goods X = Slow speed
100 horses + 100 men + 100 Goods = Fast speed (around 34 m/m)
100 horses + 101 men + 100 Goods = Normal speed
etc

Also horse type does matter ... well Sumpter Horse are slower than the rest.. rank doesn't matter

bridges and routes... those who have played native may not know it doesn't auto plan route AVOID water :P

You mentioned signing up for others battles but not making a thread to recruit for your own (could be important for people going alone, esp new people)

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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 12:05:01 AM »
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Thanks for noticing all the screwups, will correct them :D

I'll try to link current diplomacy stuff going on, trying to highlight "bad' guys and "worse" guys, + free trade fiefs map

I got little time today, but tommorow I'll rework what I did so far, and add few more points.
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 03:12:28 PM »
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 03:17:15 PM »
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Its mostly numbers and formulas, + stuff thats not really usefull for new players, but yeah I added some of FAQ to my guide already, also I noticed that I skipped S&D topic completely visitors can't see pics , please register or login
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 10:22:59 PM »
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I have a question about quick march, what happens if you chase a party and use quick march. The quick march lasts for 500 minutes, but the battle preperation is 24 hours. So what happens exactly?
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 04:50:16 PM »
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I have a question about quick march, what happens if you chase a party and use quick march. The quick march lasts for 500 minutes, but the battle preperation is 24 hours. So what happens exactly?

After those 500 minutes, you'll have exhaustion for next 500 minutes that reduces your speed by half (?), so its only reasonable to use it if you need to run away from something/get to the safety fast.

Battle preparation has no effect on quick march, it'll just end, turn into exhaustion, which will also end and it'll be all back to normal
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 07:17:40 AM »
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Nice guide I actually might get into strategus now!

Oh damn I guess I tried starting out earlier...got me a lot of ticks....the question is can I supply a big army?

Is there an upkeep cost on equipment or troops i'm wondering?
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 02:12:33 PM »
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There's no upkeep on equipment but there is on troops.

Under 500 troops it's not that much if you're trading frequently.. Above that however it can be quite expensive (much cheaper having them in a fief than on you... but that requires you to own and protect a fief)

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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 10:57:26 PM »
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I'm not sure if im reading this close enough but I have one more question. How fast do you gain troops? I left it going for 10 hours came back only 15 troops were added.

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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 11:19:48 PM »
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You gain them pretty slow, I don't know the exact troops per hours rate, but something around 25-30 daily? Thats why having allies who do nothing except for sitting somewhere, just gathering troops and transfering them to you is pretty nice :)
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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 02:53:10 PM »
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+1, very nice guide. I've been thinking about returning to strat for some time now but after reading this I know why I quit, waste of time.

Very well written, nice effort.

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Re: Guide: How to Strategus as a Lone-Wolf
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 11:20:05 PM »
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Updated, modified few parts.

Sorry for the delay of the fief-management part and state-making, but I prefer having current-time experience and example to base my instructions on :D

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