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ImperialLobster
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posted 11-03-08 08:19 AM EDT (US)         
Im sure most have read the original user manual for the Vanilla game. But there are quite a few problems with it... I wonder if they wrote the manual before finishing the game and then changed game aspects but forgot to change the manual. Like it says that CdB's can double as soldiers but I tryed that and they were massacred by a couple of infantrymen. Also It says that Landsnechts are equipped with halberds, but on the game they have swords. Another one is that the manual says that cannons rip though sails, buildings collapse without warning etc. Never seen a cannonball rip a sail yet... or a building defy its HP bar and collapse.
I there a good reason for this manual to be so wrong?

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Gun_Guy
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posted 11-03-08 09:10 AM EDT (US)     1 / 31       
I'd say the manual was printed, and then game was changed. F.ex. war wagons don't use cannon.
One accurate thing which is very true is that CdB can work as soldiers. They can hit and run musketeers and other short ranged/melee infantry to death, and in melee they can take down small groups of skirmishers and cannon.
If you have High Poly Models (I think it was?) turned on buildings will collapse, but not without having their HP depleted first.
ImperialLobster
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posted 11-03-08 09:24 AM EDT (US)     2 / 31       
Yes CdB's can fight but you wouldnt get them to unless in an emergency. Yes buildings collapse i know. Anyway im glad they dont die without warning... that would be annoying.

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General_II
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posted 11-03-08 11:55 AM EDT (US)     3 / 31       
If you read the manual, you'll also find references to a game mode called "Four of a Kind," which seems to be the original version of Trade Monopoly, where you could build four Trading Posts and win. (on the page that talks about winning Supremacy games)

[This message has been edited by General_II (edited 11-03-2008 @ 11:56 AM).]

Giskard
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posted 11-03-08 12:50 PM EDT (US)     4 / 31       
@ General_II:

I saw that as well. Not quite so funny when you genuinely believe it exists and blow your second ever ESO game by building four trading posts and waiting triumphantly for your victory.

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Arcane Ranger
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posted 11-03-08 06:03 PM EDT (US)     5 / 31       
There's a manual?

Some things have changed, I think most of them are the unit descriptions being in-accurate.
KevTheGreat
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posted 11-03-08 06:18 PM EDT (US)     6 / 31       
i also believe that it said something about unlocking an ability to be able to build a fort, did they mean lvl?

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FenrisWulf
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posted 11-03-08 06:37 PM EDT (US)     7 / 31       
If you read the manual, you'll also find references to a game mode called "Four of a Kind," which seems to be the original version of Trade Monopoly, where you could build four Trading Posts and win. (on the page that talks about winning Supremacy games)
I remember reading about that! I've always wondered if anyone else noticed it. I tried to do it in singleplayer once, didn't suceed, and never thought about it again. There were some other things that left me confused after reading the manual, but I can't remember what.

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posted 11-03-08 06:43 PM EDT (US)     8 / 31       
The original manual also says that British Rockets were one only shot weapons.

I'm not surprised they took out damaged buildings randomly collapsing- that would have got frustrating very quickly.
ImperialLobster
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posted 11-04-08 02:18 AM EDT (US)     9 / 31       
yes rockets explode only once.. that would be bad if they were expensive and they had autoattack and they fire at a 1hr old minuteman....

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As_Saffah
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posted 11-04-08 12:27 PM EDT (US)     10 / 31       
The deluxe Strategy Guide that came with the original Box Set was also hilarious.

It said things like Otto are not suited to rush...lol

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ImperialLobster
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posted 11-04-08 04:46 PM EDT (US)     11 / 31       
lol. it also says that spanish are the easiest to play, going to the ottomans. I dont think thats true or else everyone would be playing spanish

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Dabottle
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posted 11-04-08 05:09 PM EDT (US)     12 / 31       
yeah the strategy guide in collectors edition said the french have a rush where you age quickly to fortress and spam cuirs lmao

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ImperialLobster
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posted 11-04-08 05:21 PM EDT (US)     13 / 31       
are you eside irish? u have same avatar and location... yet you are dabottle....

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Dabottle
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posted 11-04-08 05:23 PM EDT (US)     14 / 31       
lol i am not i just like longbows lol

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ImperialLobster
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posted 11-04-08 05:29 PM EDT (US)     15 / 31       
ok. i love em too but ppl are going to think u are eside irish, especially as u are both irish too. How do you get those avatars of units from AOE?

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Arcane Ranger
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posted 11-04-08 07:13 PM EDT (US)     16 / 31       
Ooooh, Eside might not like that you stole his avatar.... 0_0
Dan von Steuben
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posted 11-04-08 08:10 PM EDT (US)     17 / 31       
I remember the one about the War Wagons getting cannons. I remember upgrading them all the way and wondering where the cannons were.
Eside Irish
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posted 11-04-08 08:59 PM EDT (US)     18 / 31       
To settle this, 1v1 Brit mirror, longbows only, winner takes avatar.

And yes the game manual is very sloppy, I'm guessing they started printing and then made the changes to the game.

[This message has been edited by Eside Irish (edited 11-04-2008 @ 08:59 PM).]

Eicho
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posted 11-04-08 09:24 PM EDT (US)     19 / 31       
Nope, no ESO games. As the Code of Forumers Relations (CFR) states, in Article 6, Avatars & Signatures, i quote:
If an avatar is disputed between 2 or more people (meaning they all wanna use the same avatar, but that can't be! so they wanna fight for it) then Eicho has the right to decide in which kind of battle those people should fight for the avatar

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Eside Irish
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posted 11-05-08 06:49 AM EDT (US)     20 / 31       
Alright we should meet in real life and have an archery competition.
ImperialLobster
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posted 11-05-08 07:15 AM EDT (US)     21 / 31       
what aimed at each other? well maybe one of you will have the sense to get the Yeomenry card...

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Colonel_UGMO
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posted 11-05-08 07:17 AM EDT (US)     22 / 31       
buildings collapse without warning etc. Never seen a cannonball rip a sail yet... or a building defy its HP bar and collapse
Sooo If I attack your Town center with my explorer and do 1 damage, there is a chance that it will randomly collapse and I win

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Dabottle
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posted 11-05-08 09:52 AM EDT (US)     23 / 31       
stupid new ava won't load

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ImperialLobster
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posted 11-05-08 12:49 PM EDT (US)     24 / 31       
well i expect there would be a 1 in a 1000 chance every second for it to randomly fall. thats if the explorer took off 1 hp off a 1000 hp town centre.
im just guessing here lol

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Gun_Guy
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posted 11-05-08 01:53 PM EDT (US)     25 / 31       
Guys, if you want I can make a scenario with randomly failing buildings.
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