The Age of Decadence

The Age of Decadence

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Vince  [developer] Jan 9, 2014 @ 4:17am
Annotated video guides - must see to believe!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOhnrzuN8ds
^ complete guide to combat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3pUGwzCWW4
^ a smart soldier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddaQTNqOFGA
^ a tough trader

Very helpful annotated videos explaining how to master the combat system and play "hybrid" classes.
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Darkpockets Jan 10, 2014 @ 8:36am 
Great stuff, these videos. I'd honestly thought I'd seen about all the Merchant content in Teron, and I was surprised and delighted to find new things there.

Brandon, w.r.t. your Tough Trader, can you speak to any difficulties you may have had toting a cavalry shield and fighting with PER 4? Seems to me like those penalties to accuracy would add up pretty darn quickly.
Der Peiper Jan 10, 2014 @ 9:48am 
Very nice video/walkthrough, but may i ask , why you spent point on Sword instead of Axe/Hammer, if your primary physical attribute was Strenght and not Dexterity???? i mean, Strength got on par with Axxe/hamemr afteral...i really dont get it, please can you explain why you choose sword instead of Axe?? i mean, the Skeggox do wonderful with the Buckler.
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flagyl2 Jan 11, 2014 @ 1:26pm 
That was a horrible, terrible video!

I do not know what you were/are trying to achieve, but whatever your intent was/is, I am calling you out on it right now!

I was waiting to buy this game after it was all polished and completed, but now with this sneaky , underhanded, deceptive video, I may have to buy it before it is even complete!

So sneaky...I guess you maxed out your "Salemanship" and "Great Gameplay" stats, huh?

Tricksters :).

Great videos.
Heydar Aliyev Jan 11, 2014 @ 9:37pm 
Flagy you gotta be kidding me you play $20 games like Sonic and the All-Stars and then you come here cursing The Age of Decadence creators when you all ready knew this was a work in progress. When I purchased the Age of Decadence I did not even know this game was an early acess game. For the 25$ I paid I think this game is awesome. This game has been the only game worth playing to me since I got tired of Rome Total war. I cannot afford a computer to run Rome II total war right now so this is as good as it gets.
Brandon Jan 11, 2014 @ 11:37pm 
Originally posted by Darkpockets:
can you speak to any difficulties you may have had toting a cavalry shield and fighting with PER 4? Seems to me like those penalties to accuracy would add up pretty darn quickly.

I don't think low perception hurts melee fighting much unless you are using a lot of aimed attacks. I certainly didn't notice any problems.


Originally posted by GianluOwNs:
can you explain why you choose sword instead of Axe?? i mean, the Skeggox do wonderful with the Buckler.

Honestly I haven't used axe much in more recent versions (since the old combat demo), perhaps I should try it out on my next strength character.
*****_nospam Jan 12, 2014 @ 12:19pm 
The videos are GREAT and hugely entertaining. So I tried the "smart soldier" build and got creamed with every combat. I still haven't figured out how to choose the correct weapons and armor. AND trying to throw the net did nothing--it didn't deploy. Do you have to be more than one space away to use the net? Finally, one complaint. The tutorial combat advances as soon as you kill your enemy(ies). I'd like the option to repeat a particular combat so I can learn the AoD system. And it would be GREAT if the "teacher" standing nearby offered tips on what I did right or wrong.
Brandon Jan 12, 2014 @ 9:12pm 
Originally posted by *****_nospam:
AND trying to throw the net did nothing--it didn't deploy. Do you have to be more than one space away to use the net?

Yes, nets like all ranged weapons/items cannot be used on an enemy that is directly to your front, back, or sides. You can throw a net when you are diagonal or at least one space away. Also, since that video nets now cost 4 AP, but last an extra turn and have a slightly easier chance to hit your target. This will increase much more if you have high perception or throwing skill.

As far as what weapons and armor to choose: pick your method of defense first of all. If you go with dodge and have high dodge, then you can use a lighter armor as you will dodge many of the attacks. If you aren't dodging enough, you may need to get slightly heavier armor to protect when you get hit, but realize there is a penalty to your dodge chance if you do.

If you choose block, get a shield and wear medium to heavy armor (no penalty to block chance with heavier armor like there is with dodge). You will have higher DR and crit resistance, however your AP will be lowered based on the armor which gives you less attacks and movement per turn.

If your weapon skill is low and you are having trouble hitting your enemies, maybe pick a weapon with THC bonus. If you dodge a lot, maybe one with a counterattack bonus. If going up against heavily armored opponents, vs DR helps. Also, if your THC is low still and you have problems missing, use fast attacks and you can use a bigger weapon (higher AP usage) and still do decent damage while using fast attacks.
SuicideMike Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:40am 
that tough trader is ausome i actually didnt die lol
=]
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