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    Here's an idea that has been rattling around in my head since Shogun's early days, the ability to select a specific weather condition for custom battles. A simple list of weathers could be added next to the season selector. If you want a random weather you select a season like in STW/MTW, if you want a more specific weather you just select that instead. Why do I want this feature?

    1. When I'm trying to test or compare a unit I often get unfavourable weather e.g. rain when testing gunpowder. Currently I'm practising with ranged units in the middle of a desert as it is the only way to get dry weather guaranteed.

    2.There are a lot of 'rare' weather types I hardly see, such as thunder, blizzards, fog, and sandstorms. Not only are these the coolest battle types (Thunderstorm battles are amazing ) they are also some of the hardest to fight effectively in. If you could choose to fight in them you would be able to practise, as well as seeing more of them.

    3.Simple clear days with no rain are one of the rarer types of weather. At the same time they are the best for practising simple army manoeuvres. They are also the best when you just want to send 16 units of chivalric knights to slaughter 16 units of peasants for fun

    4. I'm sure the multiplayer community would also be interested in this feature. It would be very handy for tournaments and the like, as well as providing a level playing field or more of a challenge depending on what's chosen.

    5.Is it just me or does it rain a lot in the TW world? About two out of every three battles I fight are in the rain. This does get tedious and the only sure fire way to get dry weather is to fight in a desert. (Not much fun with heavily armoured catholic armies) I see more than enough rain in the real world

    6.Choosing different weathers would add some much needed variety to the custom battles.

    7. It would get more use out of the AI. For example Shogun's AI was (apparantly, I only saw fog about 8 times) programmed to act differently in fog, however fog was so rare this programming often went to waste.

    Maybe I'm the only one interested, I am British and we're famous for our obsession with the weather. However if other people are interested and it's not too hard to implement I'd like to ask CA to put this in RTW. Pretty please with a cherry on top
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    Nur-ad-Din Forum Administrator TosaInu's Avatar
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    That would be a great option frogbeastegg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (frogbeastegg @ July 13 2003,08:35)]
    7. It would get more use out of the AI. For example Shogun's AI was (apparantly, I only saw fog about 8 times) programmed to act differently in fog, however fog was so rare this programming often went to waste.
    I remember this feature...it was great. I would almost always choose to attack in the fog because usually I could come up to the AI and they would be facing in a completely different direction. Many times I could charge my army into its rear before it noticed me.

    This is a feature I would like to see in R:TW.




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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]5.Is it just me or does it rain a lot in the TW world? About two out of every three battles I fight are in the rain. This does get tedious and the only sure fire way to get dry weather is to fight in a desert. (Not much fun with heavily armoured catholic armies) I see more than enough rain in the real world
    You trry living in Durham and hten you won't complain about rain in the RTW world.

    I always rahter liked random weahter. Especially in multiplayer, adds a bit more spice. Besides, ewvery so often hte rain would screw over one of the gun monkeys
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    Hi guys,

    FBE Obviously great minds think alike. In the RTW custom battle editor we have the ability to pick weather types by setting them in a script text file for any particular custom map

    If you don't set the weather conditions you want then it will be "random" according to terrain etc.



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    Thank you Intrepid Sidekick Thats the best thing I've heard all day, and to think I'd given up on this topic as dead

    Oh the possibilites....
    :frog starts to plan her new custom battles with custom weather:
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    GAH

    While you're at it, how about adding some more "weather" conditions...

    1. Tornaders Fat peasants become gravity bombs
    2. Hail storms - Ouch
    3. 'canes. Now your men can fly with the wind
    4. Solar eclipse - would spook the heck out of everybody and drop morale across the board by 5 for example. When its gone, everybody gets the 5 back. What a hoot that would be.


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    In fact I can't remember the last time I saw Fog in a MTW game... Did I ever?

    I remember it in Shogun, it was great (the ability to do a critical outflanking move that would go unnoticed is great)
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    I can't remember last time I saw snow. Very hard to get


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