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    Mechanics Speculation

    Judging by the screenshots, I think we can guess a couple of things.

    Namely: It's hex-based, there's no unit stacking and there's dedicated water units.

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    If I look at this image, and the comments to it on facebook, I believe we can only build one improvement per tile of influence. So more influence = more buildings for the city. I actually quite like that, if it were true!

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    That makes me curious as to just how influence is extended. Upgrading the central castle?

    Still, I'm not so sure - the first screenshot does show farms (and a dwarven tower) outside of the zone of influence. That said, it's possible that those are exceptions as income/population sites that thematically have to be further out - similar to trading posts in Majesty.

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    I'm thinking it's "Civilization V meets Master of Magic"!!!

    Hex-based, mystic units, land improvements, tactical combat, city development and expansion, turn-based, spells??, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberalien18 View Post
    I'm thinking it's "Civilization V meets Master of Magic"!!!
    This was my thought too when I saw the screenshots and read some of the comments. I wonder if it isn't too ambitious, but I'm probably just jaded and still a bit sore from how Civ5 turned out.

    The influence seems to be radiating from the central structure (castle, fort), so it may work much like in Civ (growth determining influence).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberalien18 View Post
    I'm thinking it's "Civilization V meets Master of Magic"!!!

    Hex-based, mystic units, land improvements, tactical combat, city development and expansion, turn-based, spells??, etc...
    that would be a wonderfull combination if it works.
    hopefully the AI works better (without cheats) than the Civ5 AI

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    I hope they'll give us an option to turn of the hex grind for a more organic look (like in AoW).
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    So it seems it's a "tile improvements are city buildings" model, interesting...

    I wonder how moddable this game will be, currently I'm working on a fantasy mod for Civ5, but maybe I'll switch to Warlock if it offers good moddability, it's already a fantasy game, so some things missing in Civ5 will be already in place here...

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    Google fallen enchantress, it is very moddable, and has all the basics for some great improvments....

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    I know, but it's not released yet, also I'm skeptical after seeing the quality of Elemental: War of Magic and don't like the Elemental graphics style. But if Fallen Enchantress proves to be a good game, I'm sure it will attract my interest...

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    As a possessor of elemental, I hve access to beta. I can tell you that the progress are amazing, as you will probably read in forums. Amazing progress doesn't make a good game, but FE is really shaping to be a very very good game for fantasy empire building lovers.

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    How's Elemental nowadays, anyhow?

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    - No stacking
    - Dedicated water units, plus limited water travel by ground troops
    - It looks and feels a lot like Civ 5 (this is a good thing)
    - Spider are creepy

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