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    Quote Originally Posted by sinilaid View Post
    New map thing
    Looks nice.
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    i don't like how cut-off the map looks on several sides.
    i can see why they would cut off a lot of africa and russia, as they did in most titles, since they have very large regions that are just annoying to manage due to how long it takes to get from one city to another, and don't have any strategical or ecological importance anyway.

    but i'd kinda like to be able to conquer scandinavia as one of the 'barbarians', and if that map is correct, it's not even possible to use fleets anywhere north of southern 'england' or south/east of syria o.O a good half or third of the coastlines on that map seem to be entirely inaccessible by ship. it makes sense to limit ship movement to near-cost-areas due to ships at that time not being able to traverse high seas, but can i please land an invasion force somewhere in ireland/scotland/denmark if i want to? :[

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    New Rally Point talks about the AI

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    I'm always very doubtful when it comes to any claims about AI. I, usually, later find any such claims, or even implications, to have been grossly exaggerated.

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    "Will we have, mechanical elephants, that breath fire, and destroy walls in one hit?"

    "DLC."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airlick View Post
    I don't think CA does that. They don't have to.
    They've done that in the past with nearly all of TW releases and they will do so again, it's extremely common practice.
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    Just a heads up incase someone (mainly UK) was thinking about getting it from GMG, it's currently £44.99 for a digital version on there where as it's £29.99 on Steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    I'm always very doubtful when it comes to any claims about AI. I, usually, later find any such claims, or even implications, to have been grossly exaggerated.
    agreed. but at least they seem to be trying to fix most issues i've had with the ai.
    i kinda doubt the enhanced and expanded siege/city ai will work well though, at least at release..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sy View Post
    agreed. but at least they seem to be trying to fix most issues i've had with the ai.
    i kinda doubt the enhanced and expanded siege/city ai will work well though, at least at release..
    They've been fixing AI for 13 years now ever since it's only functional iteration in Shogun was released. I have no doubts it will suck just as much as it has always.
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    The only AI-related improvement I really care about, is improved pathfinding. Even Shogun 2, with its pretty lite siege battles, had lots of pretty big pathfinding issues in tight areas and (especially) on the battlements. It wasn't as bad as the nightmare that was medieval 2's siege pathfinding (I lost count of the number of battles I won because the AI got most of their army stuck in stupid locations or infinite loops, or what have you), but rome 2 will presumably bring back proper walls and such for the sieges, so I really hope they work on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilian View Post
    They've been fixing AI for 13 years now ever since it's only functional iteration in Shogun was released. I have no doubts it will suck just as much as it has always.
    but at least many problems change from title to title! xD
    it might not be a better ai, but at least it will make exciting new mistakes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cattlehunter View Post
    The only AI-related improvement I really care about, is improved pathfinding. Even Shogun 2, with its pretty lite siege battles, had lots of pretty big pathfinding issues in tight areas and (especially) on the battlements. It wasn't as bad as the nightmare that was medieval 2's siege pathfinding (I lost count of the number of battles I won because the AI got most of their army stuck in stupid locations or infinite loops, or what have you), but rome 2 will presumably bring back proper walls and such for the sieges, so I really hope they work on that.
    agreed, although i guess that technically doesn't really count as ai, or at least not as tactical one.
    but yeah, the problems where units even under your own command don't properly do what they're told certainly have bigger potential to be game/immersion breakers than obvious tactical or strategical mistakes, not to mention they even affect multiplayer battles.

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    New vid.

    http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/07/10...le-of-the-nile

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    Got a map up now too.

    http://maps.totalwar.com/rome2map
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyboy View Post
    Not going to preorder it untill i get:

    1. A preview of the campain.
    2. Preview of everything else.

    Already pissed that factions are gonna be paid dlc :|
    long live the stupid DLC days

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    New vid, this about the audio.


    http://youtu.be/SWgis-j5BZk

    They got Mark Strong?
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    New Rally Point

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    Don't forget the most important. Campaign map information! (or well the very first of it, maybe 2-3 min footage)

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    I agree with Will that the city animations are awesome.
    Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot.
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    Roman triarii versus Samnite spears found on Kotaku.



    Plus, Sparta, A Return to Glory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    that was actually a good read, although one can not help but notice the subtle advertising like in pretty much everything they show and say
    [IMG]http://wiki.totalwar.com/images/a/aa/SpartanHomage.JPG[IMG]
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