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Who is just lurking until the patch?

Posted By: TheHobbit

Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/08/05 02:00 AM

I am so stoked for the patch. I just can't make myself play when I know they are gonna patch so much and it will be the only patch they release. I figure I'll save my time for the best. The game really is already fun, but it'll be better with some of the issues worked out.
Posted By: Sim

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/08/05 03:58 AM

Patch? What patch? I didn't know there were a problem....
Posted By: Blacksheep02

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/08/05 07:15 AM

Man, I've already played 3 full campaigns and conquered the world with 3 different nations! I noticed a few bugs, but it didn't stop me from beating this thing on the hardest settings lol.

If there's a patch to make it better that's great, wonder what will be in it? I lost some serious hours that should have been spent on college work due to this game. Oh well, I had a Roman history class in there and this game complimented that nicely \:\)
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/08/05 08:40 AM

Patch?
Posted By: F.L.

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/08/05 11:36 AM

From Totalwar.com: I know some of you are getting impatient and feel we are not keeping you informed. We do not want to rush the patch out before it is ready. We have been reading the forums from Day 1 and want to make sure that we address as many issues as possible. The patch is extensive in what it addresses and this includes battle map AI, campaign AI, UI issues, balancing, multiplayer, and general bugs. It is, as you can see from that basic list, very comprehensive.

Up till now we have been reluctant to issue a date for the patch as we have not wanted to give misleading information. We now feel confident enough to state that the patch will be out no later than the middle of January. Bear in mind, however, that it will need to go through QA. This is an exhaustive process and why we only get the one chance to get it right. Please be patient: we have been working very hard to make this patch as good as it can be and I know it will be worth the wait.

I hope they release it pretty soon, havent played it in a month or so waiting for the patch.
I dont say its unplayable for me but all the small issues surely keeps it from being as good it can be.
And ive only been able to get it to work online one time, out of god knows how many tests.
Posted By: Uther

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/08/05 04:48 PM

The biggest problem I'm seeing is missile units inside a wall (Archers and Velites) sometimes will refuse to move once they are inside. All other units will move but they will not.


I've had this happen several times now. Other than that it's been really good to me.
Posted By: F.L.

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/08/05 06:02 PM

My biggest problem with the gameplay is the ai generals, my reinforcment generals and enemy.
Probably about 80% of the battles im in ends(or starts) with the ai general makes a suicide attack against my spearmen or phalanx units and the rest of his force routs quickly afterwards especially if theyre low valour troops.

I dont mind winning of course but i wish the battles would last a bit longer like in MTW, were you would have theese long and hair rising battles.
Posted By: -Avatar-

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/11/05 03:05 PM

Wow, great news on a patch, but like others, I've been having a fine time with it the way it is. True, there are little niggly things that should be improved (like the lone enemy general charging to his death too frequently) to help make this an even better game. Unfortunately, I've had very little time to play this but I have already won with my first attempt on normal difficulty with the default family. Did the little trick to keep playing and am seeing how much of the world I can conquer before time comes to and end... (that sounds ominous doesn't it) \:D
Posted By: markiz

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/15/05 08:03 AM

Hi all. I am new to this game and I have a question right away. What exactly does the patch improve besides Multiplayer? Thank you for your answers.
P.S. I have been enjoying the strategic part of the game a lot. Nothing I can compare it to in the game world of strategy. Well of course my favorite chessmaster 2004 is #1.
Posted By: 402Hamster

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/15/05 05:13 PM

looking for this https://activision.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/...7106344&p_olh=0
Posted By: F.L.

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/15/05 06:00 PM

Patch delayed a little bit:

Latest Patch Info So just a quick update on the patch. The patch is now with Activision for testing. This process needs to be thorough and may pick up on issues that need to be addressed (which is the whole purpose of testing and QA).

That said we expect to release the patch by the end of January at very the latest. This is obviously open to change depending on QA but we will inform you as soon as we have the green light to go.

A big thank you to every one for being so patience and we will continue to keep you up to date through the forums.
Posted By: 402Hamster

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/15/05 06:54 PM

its not delayed its out go to the activision support page or that link i put takes to stight to it
Posted By: F.L.

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/15/05 08:13 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by 402Hamster:
its not delayed its out go to the activision support page or that link i put takes to stight to it
I said that bechause it was supposed to be out in the middle of Jan ;\)
Posted By: Dick Dastardly

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/15/05 10:00 PM

that's the first patch, this one will be 1.2, or whatever they decide to call it. (And a lot meatier than 1.1. \:\)
Posted By: markiz

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/16/05 02:37 AM

Thanks for the link. I also have anoher question: When I am being attacked I try to deploy my spearman near the wall so they could throw the spears over it while the opposite team is trying to ram the wall. But nothing happens when it comes to throwing their spears.They just stand in one spot and do nothing. If I click the attack command, they will actually open the gate and attack the enemy but that is not what I want. For example in the game Ages of Empire you can tell your troops to stand still and engage by either throwing the spears or using their bows. Are there any commands that I failed to notice or it's not possible? Thank you again for your responses!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/16/05 07:53 AM

So, is it significanlty better than Middle Ages or is it just prettier?

cheers
Posted By: Dick Dastardly

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/21/05 01:30 PM

Patch update: Be a bit longer, major bugget apparently found and being corrected. Seems units were only using their primary attack value, and not their secondary ratings (so their second weapons were using primary stats).
Posted By: lonesome=crow

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/21/05 03:31 PM

edit
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/21/05 09:40 PM

What can we say? Strange things happen in software development. That's no excuse, but we are now clearing up the problem.

Firstly, we'd like to thank players for finding this issue in Rome: Total War. We've calculated that the community has now spent 17,000+ man years in playing RTW. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to match the dedication of our players so we hope you can forgive us for the lapse in not spotting this bug, which was introduced late in the project. We're less than happy that we missed it. Even if we'd put everyone involved on the project into testing (and stopped putting any cool stuff in the game) it would have taken about 300 years to match your efforts, and we're pretty sure that most people wouldn't have wanted to wait for 300 years for the game to be published. \:\)

We've now addressed the problem. In the current build units now use their secondary weapon values where appropriate. Archers and skirmishers, for example, now 'know' to use their knife or shortsword combat values instead of their missile values. The main results of the fix is that some missile troops won't be as effective in hand to hand combat, and lance armed cavalry will be more effective than is currently the case after their initial charge. We're now playtesting to make sure that unit balancing hasn't been affected in any overtly strange ways and that combat results are what we'd exect them to be. You'll be happy to know that so far, so good...

This late change does mean that other patch elements have to be retested. As a result, the patch has been slightly delayed and won't be available when we expected. But, having monitored the forums, we know that this is an issue that needs to be addressed. We also know that you're eager for the patch. We are too, but we want to do the job *properly*. That's going to take slightly longer than we thought it would.

So thanks for your continued patience. In the meantime, the game still works and is extremely playable. Once the patch is out you'll find that is even better.
Posted By: Tailgunner

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/24/05 12:34 PM

Poindexter...are you part of the RTW team ?

Failing that...I would love to know your information source \:D Sounds like some important fixes coming our way.
Posted By: Hengist

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/24/05 01:00 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Tailgunner:
Poindexter...are you part of the RTW team ?

Failing that...I would love to know your information source \:D Sounds like some important fixes coming our way.
I take it you don't visit the official R:TW forum?
\:\)
Posted By: Tailgunner

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/24/05 08:07 PM

oddly enough ...no.

Only the 'org' and then usually the RTW modification section... I have been more interested in modifying the game than actually looking at the basics! \:o
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/24/05 09:19 PM

What Hengist said. \:\)

I just cut and pasted the text on the totalwar.com's latest sticky post about the patch.
Posted By: Tailgunner

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/25/05 12:50 PM

Suppose I had better shape up and start reading the official forum as well!!

Mind you... it might stop me working on other stuff like this ....





Posted By: Wolfox

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/25/05 03:22 PM

Hmmmm, Helm's Deep and Minas Tirith using the Rome: Total War engine... *drool*
Posted By: Guderian

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/25/05 03:31 PM

ROFLMAO those centaurs look great!

The renaissance and medieval mods look really good too.
Posted By: Tailgunner

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/25/05 04:20 PM

Wolfox....there is a Mod in progress along those lines.. I am focusing more on general mythological units, rather than sticking with a perticular fantasy setup.

Goblins...Trolls....Giants....Dire Wolves....Undead....Centaurs....Demons.....if it's fantastic, mythic and waorkable in game...I am going to build it! \:D
Posted By: F.L.

Re: Who is just lurking until the patch? - 01/25/05 07:45 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by lonesome - crow:
Quote:
Originally posted by F.L.:
My biggest problem with the gameplay is the ai generals, my reinforcment generals
Yup, same here, i'm wondering if it is caused by low star rating or an inexperienced captain suddenly finding himself as an ai general and the unit type "may charge without orders" :rolleyes: - i know that if it is reinforcing i have to defend this general at least towards the end of battle (morale), very often thinking "oh know here he comes"

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Oh yes it is frustrating! i have stopped using those, they started giving me a headache...LOL
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