After getting extremely irritated yesterday with the annoying NTW maps (sorry for bailing out on you Frostie), which are so stagnant and sometimes just outright ridiculous in their design (apart from just 2-3 that are decent but getting more boring by the minute) the silly arcade'ish gameplay that happens as a result, the arty bugs that drive me nuts etc etc! I just decided I had enough so I went off to check on the Lordz to see if the NTW3 mod is out... and guess what, the Beta is out!
Some awesome features we've all been waiting for:
-20+ totally new maps which is the #1 reason to get it already
-Fully reworked stock maps (to put some life into them)
-Fog of War! This means you have to scout to see the enemy thats outside your FOV (no more god radar views of the battlefield).
-Fully reworked weapons, morale & fatigue effects (units really suffer if hit by artillery, or if some 'bad event' demoralizes them etc), battle dynamics, faction balance and more, all for improved realism and gameplay!
-Artillery now has limited ammo! And the arty men get tired from constant operations (which reduces their effectiveness greatly), meaning you have to conserve and use them smartly. Tek, you should love this one!
-Units cannot pass through each other like ‘ghosts through walls’. Friendly infantry will be considerably slowed and scattered if they attempt it. OMG this one alone should be awesome!
-Your cavalry can NOT leap forward from behind a line of infantry to attack the enemy. You must have gaps for cavalry operations. This seemingly small feature will have a big impact on how armies are maneuvered on the field.
Wacha guys think? Should we take this on?
I say download it ASAP!