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    who plays arcade mod.

    btw i've been thinking, maybe normal and arcade mod have been switched by a bug.

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    I used to but i dont anymore.


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    and what was the difference

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    I believes the different is that arcade mode take you to battle right away once you have engage, and the other is that it allow you to deploy your army where you want it.
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    Arcade mode grants the following things:

    Removal of unit placement (and similiarly, pre-battle speeches)
    Unlimited Ammo
    Unlimited Fatigue
    No morale except for routing

    You are able to turn off ammo, fatigue, and morale in the config file so you can have an arcade mode-style battle in normal mode, while keeping the pre-battle speeches and unit placement

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    I have never used it, but I would guess it gives the Romans a great advantage - picture you making an urban cohort throw it's pila into the AI's ranks for the entire battle...
    And not to mention the HA factions, firing non stop the entire battle..

    No I'm probably not using arcade in the near future , I'm content with playing RTR, without the arcade features

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    I HATE it Takes all the fun out of the game. I hate it almost as much as i hate Squirrels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch_guy
    And not to mention the HA factions, firing non stop the entire battle..
    The battles does not last long enough to let that happen anyway.

    The results seems pretty clear: almost nobody uses it, I don`t use it myself either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose
    I HATE it Takes all the fun out of the game. I hate it almost as much as i hate Squirrels
    God you really do hate it don't you , but even more than you hate squirrels is that even possible ?

    PS : I hate Squirrels too

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    I play with unlimited ammo, but not arcade mode. I just feel that if I were in charge of an army, I'd quite possibly ensure that my men had more than 40 arrows a battle. (The Huns could let that many go - aimed and at power - in under 2 minutes)
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    I don't. Though in STW and MTW I used to play with the restricted camera off and all of the rest of the realism settings on. Though I would not use it to my advantage I always found it more fun if I could take a look at the whole battlefield.
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    I play with unlimited ammo. I also play as the Seleucids, so that makes it a feature against me. I believe in the logistics of war. You don't merely keep a handful of arrows, you have many. And in a battle, you normally constantly have runners bringing more ammo to the ranged units.

    The javelin throwing is odd though. They shouldn't even have as many as they do in normal game. Is there a way to reduce ammo? We could make the javelin throwers have much less ammo (3-10), but do massive morale and health damage, along with armour peircing.

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    "God you really do hate it don't you , but even more than you hate squirrels is that even possible ?

    PS : I hate Squirrels too "

    They are so ugly up close, not to mention covered with ticks! They also like to eat roofs apparently............


    Back to the topic:

    IMHO, the main feature in total war games are the battles, dumb them down and the game is empty.

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    I never have.

    I wonder if CA looked at this poll if it would indicate anything to them about their core gaming public and the direction they're taking their games. They don't line up. OPEN YOUR EYES.
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    CA seems to be paying more attention to the "silent majority" these days

    I know they need to stay in business, but still....

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    Your calling all those idiot mainstreamers 'silent majority'? More like overly loud majority. They just keep on screaming 'we want graphics, not gameplay!! We want unlimited ammo, no realism!! Heck, we don't even want to think!! Make the battles play for us!!'. It's thanks to this supposedly silent majority that we have this dumb arcade feature. It's also thanks to this SM that RTW was rushed, creating the horrid problems we have today e.g. Save/Load bug, crap AI.
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    OMFGZ!!!!!!!!!1!!!11!! MOraLe SUXORRZZZEEEEE!1!!!!! N SOOOOOOO dOS Fatigue1!!!!! ArcaDE RUXXXXORZZZZZZ1!!11!!!!

    I said "silent majority" with the "". "silent majority" is what CA calls them(at the .com)

    I call them the "l33t RUXXORZZZZ KIIdDie crowd"
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    I happen to like Arcade mode myself.

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    What ever makes the game fun i guess I just wish that some arcadish features didn't make it into the regular game. They should have three modes,

    1:arcade
    2:regular
    3:total war style

    That way they can please *EVERYONE*

    BTW, good luck with the army

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    3:total war style
    On that topic, why the f*** did they remove the pre-battle weather forcasts?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch_guy
    God you really do hate it don't you , but even more than you hate squirrels is that even possible ?

    PS : I hate Squirrels too

    how can you hate them they are so nice

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    Errrr, do you know how expensive it is to repair a deck that was infested by those damn fluffy tailed tree climbing rats???

    Though this is off topic....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Umeu 1
    how can you hate them they are so nice
    they are just rats with tails nothing more.. Don't really have a good reason like Mongoose, just woke up one mornig thinking ;God damn squirrels !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sapi
    On that topic, why the f*** did they remove the pre-battle weather forcasts?!
    Yeah I miss that too.

    it's like Total War was raped and left in a ditch and they came along, glam'd her up and shoved it into the streets with great accolade.

    More advertisement means a better game, right guys?
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    Yep I feel that same way too, rome total war could hae improve so much better if they put more time into the ai and other area that they should instead of just sell out.
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    Never ever ever.
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    I had a couple of custom battles in arcade mode. I actually had a lot of fun that I wasn't expecting. Archers and missile troops become overpowered thanks to their non-stop barriage of missiles, but infantry get stuck in and have a good old fight. None of that 'charge your cavalry into the back of the enemy and they'll rout and all be dead in 5 seconds' nonsense. Units rout, but not until they're almost all dead anyway. And the lack of fatigue means those that rout probably have a greater chance of running away because they don't run at 1mph like exhausted units tend to.

    I didn't have so much fun when I had a siege battle in arcade mode. I lost about 400 Germans to arrows before I managed to even get up the first wall.

    I think Arcade mode is ok for the odd battle, but I wouldn't want to play a campaign in it. It's a shame CA have made it so you either have a set amount of ammo/morale/fatigue restrictions or none at all. Better if there was the option to have different amounts of bonuses: say +50%, +100%, or even +500%. That way you don't have to go to extremes, nor would you need basic morale/ammo mods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch_guy
    they are just rats with tails nothing more.. Don't really have a good reason like Mongoose, just woke up one mornig thinking ;God damn squirrels !

    easy was just pissing you of. i don't really like animals that don't do physical harm

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