Kryton13 wrote:Daboo wrote:playing as dwarf means that you have to calculate the possible cost of recovery, in time and in rare resource, everytime you duel someone even in your own territory. that i can happily accept. dwarves need to choose their enemies very carefully, when dueling and when sieging. there shouldn't be any impulse battle (though it could be frustrating when you have to retreat from someone dueling you for the cart you're escorting in your territory). one miscalculation and it will cost you tens of carts of rare resource to replace what you have lost. (i still remember the first time i lost my gold tank in a siege battle). i can live with that.
but defense is not something you have much control over. you cannot control what to deploy when defending. you cannot even control whether to defend or not. it's a battle not of your choice but of other people's. unlike dueling, where you can totally avoid and still enjoy the game if you choose to, defending your wall is an integrated part of the game. you could keep your resource as low as possible. you could build a high wall. you could fill your garrison. but once some whale choose to knock on your door, you're doomed, for weeks. now i'm not saying that mechs should be healable like other troops. it's ok that dwarves are bad at defending. but the cost of recovery from a siege shouldn't be this high when comparing with human and lich. tier 5 upgrade for horseman and scorp is a reduction of an extra 40% of time in the hospital when in garrison duty. what is the mech equivalent of that? a reduction of 20% gold in production? how often are you short on gold? how can the two be even compared?
having said all that. i don't think we'll get any buff anytime soon especially when we've already received a buff in the august patch. i guess the only solution is to mix race and get some horsemen and scorps on your wall?
I can understand and partially agree with this. Defence is certainly a tricky issue. My solution is that i have a human friend and he builds spearmen for his garrison and i just build riflemen and we both defend each other - the game logic puts both our units together and we both get the research bonuses. I know people say that human archers are the best wall defence in the game - but silver and gold dwarf riflemen are actually super nasty.
As lich defending is hard too, till you drop some gold spiders and your human friend drop some archers and priests, then its just game