Age of Wonders III

Age of Wonders III

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PBEM & Single player Balance Mod 1.29 (BETA)
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Sep 4, 2016 @ 1:12pm
Mar 1 @ 2:03pm
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PBEM & Single player Balance Mod 1.29 (BETA)

The main purpose of this mod is fixing the most obvious balance problems of vanilla game. This version of balance mod is trying to fix most serious balance issues of PBEM game mode.


1.29 version was released with such changes:
- Forbidden Sanctum’s extra reward multiplier is 0.07 (was 0.25) so that you can get maximum 200-300 mana in addition to CP and free skill
- Inflict Despair is available at level 7 (was 5)
- Armor Piercing costs 1 upgrade point (UP) (was 2)
- Inflict Immolation costs 3 UP (was 4)
- Inflict Severely Poisoned costs 4 UP (was 5)
- Phase costs 3 UP (was 4)
- Projectile Reflection costs 3 UP (was 5)
- Rapid Reload costs 2 UP (was 3)
- Guardian Flame costs 4 UP (was 5)
- Martial Art costs 3 UP (was 2)
- Tireless costs 7 UP (was 6)
- One with the Tree costs 5 UP (was 6)
- Life Steal costs 3 UP (was 2)
- Energy Drain costs 5 UP (was 4)
- Free Movement costs 3 upgrade points (UP) (was 2)
-Immolating Touch costs no action point (was takes all remaining AP)
... and various fixes.

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JJsmall Jul 12, 2019 @ 3:06pm 
Hmmm. air elemental can stun with ranged attack. Ice elemental can freeze and have ice aura. What have earth? touch! Very good)
hiliadan  [author] Jul 12, 2019 @ 2:14pm 
They still have Petrifying Touch and above all, Tireless, and they still have 40% Physical protection, so they remain superior to all elementals except maybe Spirit Elemental. Don't hesitate to post on that thread on the Paradox forum to explain your opinion.
JJsmall Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:34am 
i've played about 10 pbem match with friend so my expirience no so much. But without regrowth it will much weaker than other elemental.And earth is weaker than other magic.
hiliadan  [author] Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:30am 
See the discussion here: Main reasons are: 1/ their Regrowth makes them almost unkillable in auto-combat human vs human in PBEM, 2/ they can clear Hall of the Forefathers in solo because they're fire and frost immune.
Zaskow  [author] Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:11am 
@JJsmall, Earth Elemental is too overpowered unit in PBEM.
JJsmall Jul 12, 2019 @ 1:33am 
"Earth Specialization
- Earth Elementals have 60% fire and frost protections (was 100%) and don’t have Regrowth ability."

Gilderan Nov 13, 2018 @ 6:34am 
Awesome mod. Running this now with an old college buddy on the other side of the country. Thanks for spending the time and putting this together.
hiliadan  [author] Apr 1, 2018 @ 7:29am 
A change planned for v1.23 "A new setting is available for “Defenders Strength”: “Strong with Normal rewards”: Treasure sites do not give +50% reward value any more" could not be implemented at the time, due to technical difficulties. We now have found a workaround: a new mod has been created: when activated, it reduces reward values so that if you play with Strong Defenders, you have Normal rewards. This mod is currently in test phase, and we'd be very interested to get people to try it and give feedback. It can be considered part of the balance mod (but cannot be directly included because the setting is specific to Strong Defender; for Very Strong Defenders, we would need another mod for instance). To try it, please download the .taf here and put it in your UserContent folder, then activate the mod. Thanks for your feedback!
Zaskow  [author] Mar 2, 2018 @ 12:12pm 
These errors are unavoidable, but not harmful, you can just ignore them.
Tanaka Mar 2, 2018 @ 11:07am 
Thanks for your continued support! Not sure if these errors I get are from the mod?

[ERROR]Unit Property Heavy Winds Unit Property has no Icon!
[ERROR]Unit Property Fire Halo Property has no Icon!
[ERROR]Unit Property Fire Halo Property has no Icon!
[ERROR]Spell Hide Out Spell is invalid: Event has no targeters attached!
[ERROR]Spell Wind Ward Spell is invalid: Event has no targeters attached!
[ERROR]Skill Structural Insight Skill invalid! No player class linked!
[ERROR]Ignoring player class skill Structural Insight Skill! Skill is invalid!