Beta 0.2 News and the next Faction
After giving it some thought I've decided to skip Beta 0.18 and jump right to Beta 0.2 which is more or less ready and is being uploaded.
Due to my circumstances it will take a few days to get the Beta up and running since I have to upload it piece meal.
I've done pretty much everything I had set out to do with Beta 0.2 and the faction is mostly complete in about the same stage as Dunland was with 1.55 with only minor fixes to go.
So the next faction will be The Strongholds.
Not exactly shocking I know, but currently it is the evil faction most complete and I want to try and keep to the good-evil-good-evil pattern of faction releases.
So as I mentioned in the announcement news for Strongholds the faction is the combination of the Deep and Dol Guldur factions.
I showed a couple preview images a couple days ago to whet your whistles.
Now I guess I'll reveal the tech tree.
Moria Goblin Warriors
Moria Goblin Archers
Moria Goblin Spearmen
Dol Guldur Soldiers - Strong Infantry units
Dol Guldur Strongbows - Strong Ranged units
Warg Riders -
Cave Troll -
Stone Troll - Ranged Troll/Artillery unit
Olog Hai - Powerful elite unit.
Great Spider - Fast moving unit that can auto heal and weakens enemy when attacking.
Deep work Pit - Primary resource building.
Dol Guldur Forge - Resource building that provides upgrades at level 2.
Moria Deep - The main building for the Moria units trains Goblin Warriors, Archers and Spears/
Dol Guldur Barracks - Trains the Dol Guldur Soldiers and Strongbows.
Wolf Meet - Trains the Warg Riders.
Troll Cave - Trains the Cave Troll, Stone Troll and Olog Hai
Spider Nest - Buildable from the Economy plot after the Brood Faction Upgrade has been purchased.
War Works - Battering Ram,Ladders
Lug - Early game hero
Mashduk - The spontaneous one
Mashgur - Archer hero
Gurguk - My favourite Orc and sometimes Forum lurker.
Gimbul - Goblin Leader
Bolguk - Goblin Leader
Blackmaw - Great Warg
Brood Mother - Queen of the Mirkwood Spiders available with the Brood Faction Upgrade.
Call of the Deep -
Befoul - Similar to Taint - -50% armour and removes fear resistance
Azog Lives - Summons Azog
Bounty - Upgrades the Work Pit and Forge to provide upgrades
Swarm - Permanently increases the movement speed for Moria and Mountain Goblins
Drums in the Deep - (Call the Horde)
Basic Training -
Tainted Arrows - (additional damage to units)
Heavy Armour -
Deadly Blades -
Troll Training - Ranks up Ettens and Olog Hai
Tower Tainted Arrows - Tower arrows slightly slow and weaken armour
Strength Training - Improves the firing rate and range of Stone Trolls
Broods - Unlocks Brood Mother and spider units