Total War: Warhammer 2


#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.


#1287

Interesting.

I have a fairly powerful computer, so I was thinking ssd was the bottleneck.


#1288

That’s interesting, SSD should make a massive difference when loading into battles. I had to move the game to my SSD and it probably cut load times by 75%. I guess with my CPU it was purely the HDD that was the bottleneck.


#1289

I’m discussing very similar issues I’m having with this game with a brand new computer with decent specifications here:

It’s a very odd thing to me.


#1290

The TW2 engine is a pig, I’ve seen people have super brand new spanking PCs with 1080s and I think they only get 47 FPS or something.

ALSO medium on one video card is not the same as medium on another video card.


#1291

Yeah, it can wrestle the strongest systems to the ground.


#1292

Agents are probably particularly painful in this patch because there’s a bug that basically gives them 100% success chance that some probably are running into.

The other big bug of the patch is 100% crash when a Vampire Coast AI is eliminated when the player is not also playing Vampire Coast.

No idea how these are making it through QA.


#1293

At turn 128 I finally recovered Karak Eight-Peaks for Belegar Ironhammer. hard/vh. That is my only settlement now. I am surrounded by orcs and stuff. There is hardly an old empire faction left. the whole world is in chaos.

Toughest Warhammer campaign there is in my opinion. And I hate agents.


#1294

Congrats!

I do think Skarsnik’s campaign is harder. Or at least I haven’t figured out what to do with him.

I have one successful reclamation of Karnak Eight-Peaks as Belegar (pre-Pirate Coast admittedly) and several very unsuccessful attempts to play as Skarsnik.


#1295

Pirate coast added some difficulty for sure. But I think the Empire being weak and letting the vampires in was worse. When I took karak 8P I had no settlements back there … I had my ironhammers and my ghost heroes. Well, and 3 unites of Bugman’s.