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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #105 on: August 22, 2020, 08:25:37 PM »
^Great shot. Is there a campaign mode yet?

Waiting for the campaign to be introduced in Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts but having fun in the built out missions and the custom missions in the meantime.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #106 on: August 22, 2020, 09:06:13 PM »
^Great shot. Is there a campaign mode yet?

Waiting for the campaign to be introduced in Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts but having fun in the built out missions and the custom missions in the meantime.

There has been a campaign mode for a really long time.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #107 on: August 23, 2020, 12:12:14 AM »
Anyone have any updated thoughts on this one?  Hankering for some Age of Sail but the reviews, particularly on enemy scaling, aren't the best.

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6. "No adaptation" mode in campaign difficulty. We have to collect data to balance the mode.
7. New feature: you can change the difficulty of a battle. The increment of difficulty will offer a bonus reward, lowering will decrease reward.

I believe "no adaptation" means no scaling, and it's optional. They also finished beta testing and are implementing several features from a darthmod balance mod largely to promote the importance of cannon fire vs boarding, which has been overpowered.

I had a really good time with this game for a while. but kind of ran into a brick wall with the overly difficult later scenarios. I am definitely going to check it out again because these changes sound like just what it needed.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #108 on: August 24, 2020, 06:20:52 PM »
So would the no scaling help what your talking about with the later scenarios?

Iím so deep in naval action right now Iíll probably never bother with this until itís 5 dolla Christmas sale.

The Dreadnoughts is a different story as thereís not much else as an alternative.  That one will be a buy when the campaigns released.

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #109 on: August 24, 2020, 07:11:09 PM »
^I'm having a ton of fun with Dreadnoughts right now with about 50 pre-built missions and custom missions available, and no campaign yet...which is hard to believe 'cause I love me some campaignin'.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #110 on: August 24, 2020, 08:44:05 PM »
^ thatís good to hear.  Iím getting this at some point, I love the era.

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #111 on: August 24, 2020, 09:10:09 PM »
Yes - it's clear from what is in the game already that the developer (Nikolas - 'Darth Vader' from Total War modding days) loves it too. It is still a ways behind Age of Sail, as far as the campaign, but very fun with a lot of content already present.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #112 on: September 16, 2020, 12:05:45 PM »
New "Barbary War" DLC released for free to early access backers.

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An important historical period of US history at the beginning of the 19th century is introduced in the new DLC "Barbary War". The DLC is free for all Early Access buyers and transfers the player into the early forming of the United States as a new country, capable of protecting itself and its citizens. You will be able to stop the extortions and atrocities of pirates in North Africa, organize the first landing operation on foreign territory in the history of the United States, and feel the power of "Old Ironsides" USS Constitution and other legendary American ships.

We have fully reworked the movement mechanics of the in-game soldiers, so that their animations and behavior are much smoother and more realistic.
Additionally, we worked on improving the naval AI, making the AI ships to maneuver much more intelligently.

We've fixed a number of crashes and memory leaks and upgraded the game engine. All those improvements have significantly increased the game stability, which was one of our main goals for this update. Unfortunately, there are still some known crash issues and we are working to eliminate them.

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1. Barbary War DLC. The DLC is free for all Early Access buyers.
2. New game engine.
3. Improvements and fixes in naval AI, tuning in Naval AI aiming.
4. Fixes of crash and bug reports.
5. Removed legacy deployment points information from intro maps.
6. Increased the limit of the number of soldiers in battle.
7. Added map navigation on edges of the screen.
8. Hints' appearance time is tuned.
9. Increased range for land artillery and mortars.
10. Various fixes in unit's attributes calculations.
11. Fixed issues with the grouping of units.
12. Fixes of memory leaks.
Many other changes and fixes.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2020, 01:03:44 PM »
Now that sounds great *runs to Steam*
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2020, 05:13:50 PM »
So if I purchase now (on steam it seems that the game is still early access), I get the barbary campaign? Or was this more the early backers before you could purchase the game on steam?
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2020, 05:27:15 PM »
So if I purchase now (on steam it seems that the game is still early access), I get the barbary campaign? Or was this more the early backers before you could purchase the game on steam?

I believe it is free only for pre-steam early backers. But go double check.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2020, 05:34:44 PM »
So if I purchase now (on steam it seems that the game is still early access), I get the barbary campaign? Or was this more the early backers before you could purchase the game on steam?

I believe it is free only for pre-steam early backers. But go double check.

I would think "all Early Access buyers" means "all Early Access buyers"  :crazy2:
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #117 on: Yesterday at 05:58:50 AM »
So if I purchase now (on steam it seems that the game is still early access), I get the barbary campaign? Or was this more the early backers before you could purchase the game on steam?

I believe it is free only for pre-steam early backers. But go double check.

I would think "all Early Access buyers" means "all Early Access buyers"  :crazy2:

I think all means all.  I'm not a pre-Steam backer but am an Early Access buyer, and it showed up under my DLC tab without my having to do anything.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #118 on: Yesterday at 06:02:06 AM »
Confirmed if I get the game right on steam now I get the barbary campaign.
Source: moderators off the steam forum for the game.

Still torn since it's single player and not currently on sale.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #119 on: Yesterday at 06:04:19 AM »
Confirmed if I get the game right on steam now I get the barbary campaign.
Source: moderators off the steam forum for the game.

I have had it on steam since day one, but can't figure out how to get the DLC....comes up as a purchase for me.