thx for the hints, great stuff!
Maybe i should really finsih the enemy off. While the hero i posted is as strong as my main hero (though 3 levels below my level 9 ones), i just spotted 5 juggernauts in his capital. So atm i think while i have all these heroes, the enemy could pose still a threat with their x3 production bonus. My tax level is at oppressive atm becuase of my high costs (one hero = 1 gold, damn it ) so even with oppressive i make -16 gold each turn.
Influence: sadly i couldnt afford the "hero" trait providing +50 influence for each quest, otherwisse i had focused on quests. I also just recently discovered quest provide much more xp than just clearing monster dens. 1 influence is 2 gold, with 500 influence i could convert a city (1000 gold costs, haha, what fool does that ?).
Mana: yes, its nearly zero each turn. I try not to use mana in my battles, but recently the weak enemies go disappear and the medium-strong ones need a beating. to avoid casualties, i need to cast a "slow" or "haste" here and there. time to use my hero more, not killing weak monsters but the tough ones. He has all the enchantments on them (costing me nothing because of the crown), if i had spare mana i would give him 2 more.
Ahh, this tireless spell is just so luring, i always have to keep myself from giving it to other armies, it will eat up my mana otherwise..
Of course, each of my cities has the speel where i get 1 mana per essence. so i need more cities. Hmm. I also thought about buying a horse for each of my heroes to move around with 4 move points. After buying 5 horses, you see in the screenshot that my gildars are gone
Time to attack, you are right. Time to plunder the neighbours and take a city, Lets see if they can withstand my armies. I will mix them up with beasts and normal units once i can build them to increase the xp my individual heroes get.
1) I will start with these Gilden guys who dared to settle next to my capital. I will sustain peace with the rest and invest in trade treaties with them, are those treaties worth the 70 gildar i have to invest in them?
2) what are other good ways to earn money?
3) what other ways are there to get gold? is there a spell to get mana from enemies/beasts?
I just wonder why this game has not already got a 98% score in 4players, pcgames etc. Its much better than HOMM or other turn based strategy games. Even civ 5 is not comparable.
Actually i would lvoe to provide the savegame now, Is there a way to rename my Hero and my realms name?
Hoarder, is that a spider also? i think i can remember one spider i ahvent killed yet bearing this name. So its worth a capture ?
For the wolves: i already caught 1 normal pack (as a scout with 5 moves to spot new heroes, perfect with my sneaky "Scout" trait
@Kongdej: thx for the flowers, i can provide another hint: in most strategy games, speed is everything. I actually hate that fact, i love to take my time (thats also why i dont play multiplayrt strategy games) but it is there.
So you need to explore the map quickly, for that, think of fast beasts like the wolf mentioned above or investing in a horse early, even if it means to sell healing scrolls and all that one-time stuff. Most of the time its better to own permanent items than these helpful stuff. An exception i found is this summon scroll: this really makes a difference when dealing with monsters to tough for your army.
Be careful though, while xp is not shared with ordinary troops or beasts, summons "steal" xp. So be sure to let it die before the end of the battle (you cant keep it anyway after that).
While i am using the hero strategy i mentioned, i am sure with nearly every other trait one can start a new strategy with nearly the same success. Maybe beasts are weak compared to heroes, but they cost 0 Gold to sustain. This gold could be used otherwise.
hmm, is there a way to tame dragons ? Not strong enough to take on these quests where i get one as reward
Fun, it is, endless fun. I will have a look at Gilden now, hähähähä.
Please, if you can recommend any tough maps (not large ones, those take too long) or some mods, give it to DeadlyJulia (what a stupid name i gave to the mighty XXX ) and she will snap her whip because of joy..
PS: @ Tuidjy: resign from reloading? Can't -do -that - not - in - any - case. It just hurts physically. I also don't like the Ironmode with Xcom or similiar games, hardcore mode and stuff. i love to optimize and refine my strategy. Besides, bugs can really destroy a game if you do that. If i would lose a precious level 2 hero (hehe) because of a bug, i would deinstall the game on the spot.
But if there is a tough enemy/map/anything that is nearly not possible to beat, give it to me, and DeadlyJulia will bring you his/her/it head on a rusty plate. With a fork.