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    As we all know, the release of the VI is around the corner. And after reading the new preview on Gamespot, it roused up a few concerns as well as questions. Here are some of the pros & cons of what I picked up off the preview, and a few questions that may be answered hopegully by staff members in the Guild:

    Pros
    1) Flaming Catapult ammuntion
    2) Boiling oil
    3) New units (of course)
    4) New Factions (bien sur)
    5) New map, tech tree, and buildings (yay)
    6) Northern France is on the new map
    7) Improvements in the tactical AI
    8) Organ Gun, nuff said
    Question:
    -Have you guys noticed that they didn't mention flaming arrows?
    -Which of the new factions will be in control of Northern France

    Cons:
    1) Only 2 Scandinavian provinces (not even that, the map shows about half of the actual "province")
    2) No improvements in diplomacy
    3) No Glory Achievements for the Viking Era factions, the only option is total domination. Though this may be just a little stretch as far as realism for a faction like the Vikings, but it would but totally ridiculous if a faction like the Northumbrians conquered all of the British Isles including Scandinavia

    Well, the Pros most definately outweigh the cons, and for the most part, I was satisfied with the preview and would still purchase the game in a heart beat. And you guys know me, I'm really not the type to complain. Granted though, it's going to be a hard transition from 18th Century Europe to the Dark Ages.
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    I have heard absolutely nothing about the Sicilians, one of the new factions in the main game. What advantages and special units do they get?
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    I take it from the word "Elite" that the muslims are getting some sorts of heavy cavalry that would compensate for their lack of MAA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (faisal @ April 16 2003,15:17)]I take it from the word "Elite" that the muslims are getting some sorts of heavy cavalry that would compensate for their lack of MAA.
    I believe these will be the Arab Faris (Farsi?) Cavalry.
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    Yep,its pretty confusing,but Faris is something alot different from Farsi,Farsi is the language used by the persians to communicate with each other,and Faris litrally means Knight(i.e Arab Faris=Arab Knights,in arabic they are known as Al Fursan Al Arab).Hope that helps.
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    ah okay. thanks Faisal. I actually knew about the Farsi bit. I thought maybe the Arabs had recruited Persian cavalrymen into their army and CA chose to include them. thanks for clearing that up.
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    Question:
    Will we be able to save while battle is in progress?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]7) Improvements in the tactical AI
    I think they also included "diplomacy" in this sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Michael the Great @ April 17 2003,08:36)]Question:
    Will we be able to save while battle is in progress?
    Answer: no.
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    QUESTION....

    Will N.France be a playable landmass ?
    ie can u move armies across it
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (ShadesWolf @ April 17 2003,06:51)]QUESTION....

    Will N.France be a playable landmass ?
    ie can u move armies across it
    On the Viking Campaign: no.

    We decided to concentrate on the Vikings in Britain, and once that decision was taken bits of the map became functionally redundant, and northern France was one of those to bite the dust.

    I know this is going to disappoint some people, but bear with us: the new package is actually "rather spiffing".

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    OK Guys.. Shame there goes my idea of a mod for the Norman invasion

    Thanks for the answer and I have another.....

    QUESTION

    I assume that seeing VIKING is set in this wonderful country of Britain that there will be a lot of new maps.

    Will these maps be available to play as normal medieval online and roughly how many new maps are there?
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    ok a little more on nothern france ,is it like the Sahara
    or really just decerational ?

    oh and you did ad those ten empty bifs right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (faisal @ April 16 2003,22:46)]in arabic they are known as Al Fursan Al Arab).Hope that helps.
    Thanks Gil & Faisal

    I don't mean to sound completely uncultured but err...what does Al Fursan mean ?
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    One more question, please :

    Will we have flaming arrows as ammunition for archers ?
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    Yes archers will use flaming arrows when they shoot at wooden things, and very nice they look too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SeljukSinan @ April 17 2003,15:57)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (faisal @ April 16 2003,22:46)]in arabic they are known as Al Fursan Al Arab).Hope that helps.
    Thanks Gil & Faisal

    I don't mean to sound completely uncultured but err...what does Al Fursan mean ?
    Al Fursan=The Knights.
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    Just wondering how many provinces will there be exactly on the Viking era campaign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (whiskeyjack @ April 18 2003,17:55)]Just wondering how many provinces will there be exactly on the Viking era campaign?
    I have the number 40 floating around in my head but I could be completely wrong.
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