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Proposal for campaign changes

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I'm planning a system with three tiers of awards called (something like) combat merits, combat distinctions, and valorous combat awards

You earn combat merits by engaging in battles with larger enemy forces and dealing more damage than you sustain. Combat merits allow you to summon allies into fights or summon enemies into fights (taunting them with your combat history... They want to fight you).

Combat distinctions are earned by defeating taunted enemies in combat. So if you spend 50 combat merits inviting an SD unit into your next fight and you win you get 5 combat distinctions
Combat distinctions can be spent upgrading your forces to "mercenary status". These improved units can be brought into any faction on faction fight (when the fight begins they teleport to the scene of you want them to). Winning these fights earns you loot (as usual) and valorous combat awards.

All three tiers of awards can be spent on other things- most notably you can spend valorous combat awards to change faction relationships with any other faction (creating wars or peace). Combat ammo resupplies can also be bought with combat distinctions. Perhaps some other stuff like exchanging for materials.

The idea is that this will encourage small fleets and difficult fights, allow 8 way fights (summoning enemies and allies of all nations), allow mercenaries to change the course of faction on faction warfare, and allow meaningful diplomacy changes

Using mercenaries to help allies will also alter diplomacy

Mercenaries will not be able to engage in a fight or be engaged in a fight but only be hired out to other factions  or join faction on faction battles.. this means that it slims down the players core fleet to avoid snowballing... Forcing them to turn core forces into mercenaries to get valorous combat awards

In localised resource mode mercenaries that teleport half the world away to engage in a fight will need to treck home to deposit their material loot back into the economy. Centralised mode they won't need to do that of course.

And finally... The enemies and allies you summon into battle will be summoned from existing faction fleets so you can use this system to help you slim down the number of allied and enemy fleets that exist on the map.. so if you continuously summon OW units as allies it will affect their performance in their war with their enemies. Summoned allies and enemies will split into a new fleet and be at the combat location after the battle ends meaning you need to be a bit careful who you taunt into combat as they would wipe your territory if you lose the battle

The other changes to campaign are to remove garrison locations and just have roaming fleets under the control of a much smarter and more interesting AI mastermind (one for each faction). And this will factions to fight other factions (of course).

And finally we need do something about boarding and capturing and loot from that

What do you think of this proposal?
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Proposal for campaign changes - by Nick Smart - 2019-08-19, 04:29 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by MarijusLTU - 2019-08-19, 05:23 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Skyer - 2019-08-19, 05:19 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Domanating - 2019-08-19, 05:54 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by mrvecz - 2019-08-19, 06:11 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Pendaelose - 2019-08-19, 06:50 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Shrugger - 2019-08-19, 07:26 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Nick Smart - 2019-08-20, 01:55 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Eagle - 2019-08-19, 07:58 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by ABYAY - 2019-08-19, 09:46 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by IronFudge - 2019-08-20, 01:54 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by DelsGaming - 2019-08-20, 07:35 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Nomadicus - 2019-08-20, 08:42 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by temeter - 2019-08-20, 09:29 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Otharious - 2019-08-20, 02:58 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by elijos - 2019-08-20, 04:28 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by vyrus - 2019-08-20, 06:06 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Eagle - 2019-08-22, 09:10 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by mrvecz - 2019-08-22, 05:39 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by SynthTwo - 2019-08-26, 05:37 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by joey101937 - 2019-08-26, 08:26 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by mrvecz - 2019-08-26, 10:29 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Lincrono - 2019-08-27, 02:46 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Iserion - 2019-08-27, 10:12 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Pendaelose - 2019-08-27, 07:26 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Mr.YaR - 2019-08-28, 12:43 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Pwnicus - 2019-08-28, 01:06 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Normal69 - 2019-08-28, 08:37 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Normal69 - 2019-10-10, 10:25 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by riganthor - 2019-10-10, 11:42 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Normal69 - 2019-10-10, 02:50 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by TheOnly8Z - 2019-11-07, 08:10 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by bricox01 - 2019-12-04, 08:51 AM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by LoSboccacc - 2019-12-04, 06:53 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by Pyrotech51 - 2019-12-04, 08:02 PM
RE: Proposal for campaign changes - by bricox01 - 2019-12-08, 02:09 AM

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