Initiative Edition Released
After a bit of an absence it's back to normal for Return of Shadow with the release of the Initiative Edition.
The Initiative Edition (IE for short) is a new build of the mod with all kinds of new features and changes.
Updates to balancing and visual effects of the mod.
All kinds of new FX have been made, new spells to make ROS better than ever.
The last stage of the Initiative (AKA the Great Balancing) is now in effect the Initiative was such a big deal for me that I named the whole version after it.
The Initiative has been ongoing for months and has greatly improved the balance of the mod.
Battalion sizes were reworked, new damage/armour types added, a new balance scheme, better role definition and new features all made this the biggest update for the mod in a long time.
After this there'll be some smaller patches to fix any issues that arise but the roadmap from here out leads towards version 1.0.
The beginnings of the new mechanics are in this version with the introduction of the Steward heroes.
Found in your base these heroes can't be selected or controlled instead they defend your main base and provide support.
In time these heroes will be worked into the Renown system which will be a new type of resource that will upgrade the Horn of War at your base, Improve Stewards by unlocking new powers and in time summoning a Legacy Hero for a time.