Total War: Warhammer 2


#1267

It used to be A LOT worse.

You can speed them up or even skip the animations with the >> button under the turn resolution.


#1268

Pretty much have to put every faction to fastest animation in upper right menu at start of game. At least the menu exists now.


#1269

Yeah, I turned all the animation speeds up. I still don’t think the Hero idea is fun at all, do you guys here disagree? Just having a dozen empires spam Hero units that run around sabotaging shit left and right with no recourse to stop them other than your own Hero spam is just annoying and tedious to me.

And there doesn’t feel like there’s a lot of depth to it, I just rank up Assassinate or whatever skill I’m looking for and hope I get the dice roll. What happened last night is I lost two of my three heroes to critical failures on bad dice rolls (70%+ chance of success each, the third one just failed but not critically). That allowed all the Heroes in my province to sabotage garrisons, spread corruption, slow my army down… all the while a Beastman army came out of nowhere and hit what would have otherwise been a secure city.

It’s not so much that it’s hard or that the AI is playing exceptionally well or anything, I just find them to be an incredible annoyance to deal with constantly and uninteresting to boot. Then I grind my teeth as I wait for yet another long turn time after moving my army 3 inches due to the hero blocking me. :)

I know Vortex helps with the turn times, but I really like some of the stuff that Warhammer 2 brought and I really want to play Empire, so…


#1270

The only saving grace is borderless fullscreen is pretty flawless, so I alt-tab during turns and read comics or something.


#1271

That used to be what I would do, but I’m having some issues with the my new ultrawide monitor. Sometimes when I tab back into the game, the mouse detection in-game is completely off. It’s like when I tab back in it forgets it’s at 21:9 and not 16:9 and misinterprets where the mouse is (e.g. I have to move my mouse cursor a long ways to the right in order to click a button, if that makes sense).


#1272

In native? I’m ok running my curvy monitor at native in WH2 (Nvidia, and i assume it’s ultrawide). It breaks Civ6 edge scrolling thought.


#1273

What processor/mobo/RAM do you have?

Also, I’ve hated Total War heroes since Rome2. Warhammer is no exception.


#1274

It’s an i7-6700k and 32GB of RAM with the game installed on a m.2 SSD. Mortal Empires just has a ridiculous amount of empires to cycle through every turn. :)


#1275

I was hoping you were gonna say something like a Cyrix chip with 1 Meg of RAM so I could be assured I wouldn’t run into those long turn times too LOL.


#1276

It’s not that bad, it’s just annoying to me when I’m already in a frustrated state with the game. Vortex is much better when it comes to that, but like I said I just wanted to play Empire. If I were having more fun with the game, the turn times probably wouldn’t bother me that much.


#1277

I think end turns get better at the end as you eliminate neighbors.


#1278

or get a mod that limits the # of heroes.


#1279

Personally I love the heroes. It makes the game halfway between a strategy game and an RPG. The only thing that I find tough about heroes is trying to decide whether to level them up to act as agents on the map or as fighters in your army.

It’s even better with a race that allows you to craft equipment like the Tomb Kings or the revised Dwarfs.


#1280

I am mixed on the heroes. They really did better with them overall in usefulness in War 2 but “block army” makes me want to scream. I would just as soon wish they would let us have more than one lord/leader in a stack. Though that could get pretty crazy ….


#1281

I’ll be resuming playing this once i have a larger SSd installed for it.

Currently my steam library is not on the ssd, because the ssd is tiny.

It means TW2 loads very slowly. :(


#1282

Eh, doesn’t bother me much. Again, I remember when it was literally waves of them, like 8-12 of the little bastards would run out and chain assault/block/assassinate you. And they could kill Lords.

Now after they act you get a buff to be more or less immune to them. I find I can usually manage them without much issue with one assassinator of my own.

It probably depends on who you are and where you are as well. They’re capped pretty tight for the most part for most factions nowadays.


#1283

If the agents bother you, there is a mod (called “Passive AI Agents” or something, I think) that lowers the success rate for AI actions to 0%, so they will never actually attempt actions against you.

Just throwing that out there because for every person who I know that finds agents fun, I also know one that finds them extremely tedious and grating.

Seeing as this game doesn’t even disable achievements with mods on, I can’t really think of any compelling reason to not play it however you find most fun!


#1284

BBB I am going to move the game to the ssd drive just to see the difference. An overall better computer makes the game move faster but load times and me turn times are still a bit slower than I expected.


#1285

Agents\Heroes can be fun in Total War, but as the difficult level gets higher and the AI gets more extreme bonuses and everyone starts to solely target you it can hit a critical mass where it becomes way more annoying than enjoyable. So what else is new with Total War and how they try to make the AI a challenge at higher difficulty levels.

Agents in Empire, Napoleon and Shogun II weren’t really as massive an annoyance to me since while they could be powerful I rarely found them running around in the same numbers that the AI spams them in Rome II and later titles. Whether it was because there was actually less of them in play at the time or the AI just wasn’t as single-mindedly hell bent on making your life miserable with agents, Shogun 2’s agents are largely this style of agent done right to me.


#1286

Yeah sry very little difference. I suspect processor is the way to get faster speed in that game. But I dunno.

As for agents I am sorely torn. They can be a pain in the rear end but they give you a lot of bonusses and can actually hold their own in a fight. But I think overall I would probably get rid of them were I Total War queen. I think they add less than the take away.