Not being funny Fishslayer, but if you have this uber strat that no one else doesn`t seem to comprehend please share it.
Oh yeah, and add a screenshot of your hero taking out a full stack of AI. I would like to see some evidence of how you manage to create a hero that takes down multiple dragons and 12 men units on ridiculous. I can only guess from your post that you have been drinking or something
cpl... I agree that there needs to be some randomness, however a 1 or 0 randomness is just frustrating as a gamer. I play this game hardcore as well, no saving and restarting, I have started over countless times because of mistakes. The biggest frustration is being presented a challenge you have no escape from. Start a fight and just get crippled at the start and then die to some unlucky rolls in the first round. That is frustrating.
cool. I promise you I will, if you explain to me how to do it. Not how to beat the stack, I can do that in my sleep. But how I can prove it to you.
1-- The AI, does not use stacks of dragons ever. NEVER EVER EVER. Or if it has, I have never seen it. EVER. So that is out. (proves you don't play the game on Ridiculous)
2-- The AI does use stacks of Catapults, which for your arguement is just as good as a dragon.
3-- I assume you read one of my prior posts saying "the ONLY WAY POSSIBLE to lose a hero is to get one shotted by a catapult or dragon..." and that is why you post your decartesian doubting post about "how do I take out a stack of multiple dragons?"
4-- Read number one again. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AN ARMY IN ELEMENTAL THAT THE AI HAS CONTROLLED THAT HAS HAD MULTIPLE DRAGONS, ON RIDICULOUS. NEVER. That goes for demons too, but demons can't take out a hero like a dragon or catapult can. (can you see the clues here??? i.e. a hero can ONLY be taken out by being attacked first, by a unit that does UBER ranged damage. In other words, an archer, a hero with a bow on AI side, a fireball etc... CAN NOT KILL ME. A dragon with 50 DPS, or a CATAPULT with 25x2 DPS, or more likely 6 catapults with 25x2 DPS each can kill me. THAT IS IT. IN THE WHOLE GAME. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO LOSE A HERO.) Consider that the "crack" spell from MoM that could swallow Torin. Or whatever the spell was that disintegrated you by swallowing you into the ground. i.e "The Torin Killer." If that happened you reloaded a save game. In elemental, as I mentioned before, I have lost an uber hero twice, MAYBE 3 times ever. ALWAYS ON RIDICULOUS.
5-- It is obvious most of you do not play on Ridiculous judging by the posts and comments you guys make. As I have stated many times before, that is ok. Heck, MOST GAMES I CAN BARELY BEAT ON THE LEVEL ABOVE NORMAL, let alone "ridiculous". It is just that in this game, the heroes are so OP, and the AI is so weak, it is like sleepwalking. (trust me, my ePeen is far more brett favre, then Tommy Lee)
6-- To really knock some of your socks off, I will make it (tell you) so my strategy seems even more unbelievable. When you are late game (say turn 400) on Ridiculous, it is easy to be attacked by an army with a score of 1500+. In that army, it is possible to have 4-6 units of catapults. Also in that army, you can have 2-4 units of STACKS of SIONS, and you can also easily have 2-4 heroes. ALL IN THAT ONE ARMY. But wait.... there's more.... LOL... Those catapults will have 450+ hp, EACH. Now please reread this paragraph, I said to be ATTACKED, not to attack. In other words, they ARE NOT IN THEIR FORTRESSES. They are attacking me in MY FORTRESSES and they still have 450+ hp. So you got 4-6 catapluts with 450+ hp. You got 2-4 stacks of SIONS with 300 hp each. And you got a few heroes with 40 HP. (yeah, they can be level 2 and have 45 hp.). AND YES, YOU CAN WIPE THE FLOOR WITH THEM.
7-- Why did I ask you to "explain" how to do it? Because, I am too lazy to figure out how to "print screen" the battle, then save it to a folder or something, then figure out where it is, then copy it, and then figure out how to post that screen shot in a forum. If you really really want me to, please PM me how to do such a thing, and I will do it. Then again, please tell me how to "prove" I "one-man'd" it. Do I take a screenie of the battle summary at end? Also, how do I find multiple dragons, when there are none? I could scour the world to find a 1500 power army somewhere and home they have catapults, but not sure if that is going to be worth the time in my book. It might be easier for you to ask some people who ROFLSTOMP on ridiculous how they gear their heroes, then try it yourself, and save all this nonsense about screenies. But if you want, I will do it. Assuming I am not too lazy.
8-- Let me clarify. This might be confusing to some people, so I will try to be as concise as possible. I CAN beat the game with ONE HERO, and maybe 2-3 cities. I can do it. Would this be the most boring game ever? Yep. Would it be slow? Yep. Would it perhaps break my streak of only losing uber heroes 2-3 times and having to reload? Definitely. Would I be winning the game only on CONQUEST, and at ridiculous level? yes. Do I play the game that way normally? No. Being able to do something, and having fun doing it are two different things. I only said that it is possible, to prove the premise that heroes are OP. not UP.
9-- My typical game goes like this. In short short short version. Get capital built hire janusk. Scour goodies, do some research. Find my nearest neighbor. Take over his town and kill his spouse (they always have a spouse by, turn 10 or so, in my experience). Wait for him to found another city, or to come back and reclaim his old city. If He founds another, I wait for it to build up, then take it. Rinse repeat, until he stops making free cities for me. I then Kill him. WooT, 1 down a dozen left. By this time, I have found another 'neighbor" I have bought some sweet gear, got a buff or two going, maybe, god willing even a summons. I then kill him. WOOT! my Third capital city, I am now rolling in dough, and food. Now, the game is basically won. Yep, I could win it from here. But I don't I play around. I build some cities, Hunt roaming monsters, Build up my army. Terraform, then kill all who cross me. What does my army look like. Well, it usually has soverieng and one other hero. Sometimes janusk. Sometimes Janusk is in a second army with another hero. So I may have 4 heroes total. I am married now, and trying to breed like a rabbit. Assuming I am ovder level 5 or so. Not sure if it matters, but it is one of my bugaboos.... My 2 hero armies are now BUFFED, all given essence, and armed. I have not surrendered any cities, but if I wanted to I could let the AI take them back, then retake them at a later time. Depending on my mood. By turn 150 or so, I have my guys completely geared (usually), and compltetely buffed. I have now got a few summons going (fire giant to be useful... or any other summons as cannon fodder), I also have an archer or two. Sometimes I have 2 units of single archers, or maybe 1 unit of 4 archers. That is my uber stack at the moment. Oh yeah, everyone is geared, buffed, and jacked. None of my guys have over 20 essence, and even that would be high. I do this until I get some kids going, They usually start about 30ish essence, I gear them, buff them, give them some units (maybe a dragon or demon depending) and then use them to kill roaming monsters and level up. Now I have about 4 stacks that can kick ass. I have had the game won for a long time. But now is when I let my OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) kick in and I terraform everything, I make my cities uber, And I level up all my heroes, and make sure they all have perfect gear. I do this, so when I start kicking ass I don't ever have to reload, and battles go FAST. I hate 20 minute battles, or ones where I lose a unit, and have to wait 14 turns to build another, or god forbid, I burn through 30 mana and need 30 turns to recharge (that is where offspring come in). I DO NOT NEED UNITS OR OTHER HEROES, BUT IT MAKES THE GAME MORE FUN AND WAY WAY FASTER.
So there is how I beat this 'super hard' (hehe) game on ridiculous. Can I do it with one hero? Yes. Will it be longer and more boring? yes. Will I have to employ a scorched earth policy? Yes. Would it be easier to just do quest victory? Yes. Is it more fun to conquer all? In my mind yes. I use no hacks, no trainers, no sneaky tricks or AI exploits. I don't use cheat codes etc.... If by number 9 above you can not see how I win, then I repeat. WE ARE NOT USING HEROES THE SAME.
DEAR LORD, I think I have to quit this thread. Everyone thinks heroes are UP. I disagree, I spell out how they are OP, and I spend hours repeating the same things. If you guys think they need more power, Cool. Please ask Brad to take care of that. Then when a ton of us can beat the game on Ridiculous while hampering ourselves with things like (no increase to CONSTITUTION) or so... Then you will feel like a goofball for arguing that they need to be buffed.