I see a lot of people upset over the Pirate strength in Diplomacy, some would prefer to have it toned down a bit, some would like it turned down alot. Some are afraid that if we nerf the Pirates then all the competition will drop off.
I dont have a perfect idea here, but i thought it would help to have something. So I have made a set of mini mods, for Strong, Moderate and Weak Pirates for Diplomacy 1.011.
Basically i have altered the gamplay.constants file in the gameinfo folder.
The values i changed are:
maxsupply of Pirates
and the numbers of ships in each raid.
For Moderate i dropped the maxsupply by a 100, firstwarning to 900 and normalwarning to 780, raidtimes are increased by 30 seconds each. Credits have been dropped and strength is decreased by 2.
This should give a player more time to build up, and a weaker force to counter.
For Weak i dropped the maxsupply another 100, firstwarning to 1800 and normalwarning to 1480, raidtimes increased another 30 seconds and Credits decreased another third, down to 300 min, and 10,000 max, as well as dropping the shipcounts another third.
This should give even beginning players a good lead time to build up, and an even weaker force to counter.
Of course this isn't perfect. I haven't playtested this yet. But simply based on numbers it should make it easier to play.
I have left the gameinfo folder intact, with just the gameplay.constants file changed.
If you are going to use this with another mod as well, then i am going to pull out all but the changed gameplay.constants file so you should be able to load this one on top of your other mod and get the same results.
Let me know.
I'm not a perfect modder, but my heart is in the right place, just wanted to help if i could.
Hope it makes it easier to enjoy your game, Without nerfing the game. Its not a "slider" as some people have wanted, but i'm not a dev and don't have knowledge to build sliders, but a mini-mod might do basically the same thing.
In addition, if you are a modder yourself, you can take the rather basic changes i have made and tweak them, or change them around, add, delete or whatever to make your game more custom, to get it "just the way you want".
Hope it helps.
Take care and Happy Gaming and Happy Modding!!
link for complete gameinfo folder with changed file is here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dommxg2xyzm
will upload a "just changed file" version here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?oj5fnzznydh
Adjusted file to lengthen arrival time between raids is here: Pirate Strength Mods v2 - Adjusted Changed File Only.7z
Thanks and take care,