Topic: World map aggro?

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  • #3324
    cameth
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    Just bought this game and it is excellent so far! The battle are difficult but I enjoy them even when I lose.

    I was wondering though when i retreat from a battle and start running on the worldmap the enemy parties tend to follow me indefinitely? no matter how far I go. Am i just not outrunning them fast enough or do they just track me forever?

    #3336
    Sky
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    As I have seen there is some mechanic that determines if the enemy pack will follow you and try to attack or simply flee. It depends on your partys relative strenght compared to the enemy. The weaker you are the more likely they will want to destroy you. Now to be definitely on the safe side you need to break line of sight. In my experience even the following armies will stop after a time, tho did not have a chase for a long time.

    Few things might help you, like crossing a caravan path to throw off your followers, or running to the castle or watchtowers and engaging at their location drawing in the guards at your side. You can even force 3 way battles if you draw in bandits and orcs(they will fight not only you but between themselves). Probably all factions do fight each other. If the enemy is weak you can try to use the settlements militia, or a bit stronget guards by the city.

    #3536
    Malthus
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    But maybe there should be a bit of reworking of this.

    Lets say there is a pack of werewolfs following you ok, that is fine they are hungry so ok they hunt you til they get you, but when you cross an easier target, they should just take *insert random puny caravan here* for example.

    Now lets look for some more intelligent enemies. Raiders want to loot get rich and have a lazy life then. They don´t fight because the love to fight, but because they have to in order to make their living. So they should not follow you for so long that they have to travel half the map back to their camp. They would just turn away and find someone elso to rob. They are lazy scum that don´t want to work that is why they rob people in the first place. And hunting a group of possible dangerous and insane cultists around the world does sound like WORK^^. They would also ever take the easier target. Atleast if I was a raider I would.

    Undead, ok they are really mindless unless directed by a necromancer. They would follow you forever. Though I also think they shouldn´t be fast enough to catch tha player and if they don´t see you anymore should loose interest. You know loosing limps and such things does slow you down a bit^^ Of course there could be exceptions. Maybe ghoul hunting packs, a group of vampires and such things.

    Orcs, ok they do love to fight. Thats granted. But even they should not run after some mercs forever. You know they have to raid and eat longpigs and so on. So their following radius should be much bigger than that of a raider group but not unlimited.

    So when a group follows you for too long or too far they should go back to their daily buisness.

    "I am a Paladin!"
    >OMG, Malthus, there are no damn paladins in Battle Brothers...<
    "OK, OK! Then I´m a wrecked down minstrel drunkard pretending to be a paladin, singing so wrong in the midst of battle that even the undead run in fear... Better?!"

    #3539
    Jago
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    Lets say there is a pack of werewolfs following you ok, that is fine they are hungry so ok they hunt you til they get you, but when you cross an easier target, they should just take *insert random puny caravan here* for example.

    Isn’t that already the case? I think I managed to outrun a group of werewolves because they choose a caravan as new target.

    #3541
    Malthus
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    Lets say there is a pack of werewolfs following you ok, that is fine they are hungry so ok they hunt you til they get you, but when you cross an easier target, they should just take *insert random puny caravan here* for example.

    Isn’t that already the case? I think I managed to outrun a group of werewolves because they choose a caravan as new target.

    Atleast I did not see it by now. I do not often cross werewolfs but when I do they usually get me before I have a chance to test this ;)

    "I am a Paladin!"
    >OMG, Malthus, there are no damn paladins in Battle Brothers...<
    "OK, OK! Then I´m a wrecked down minstrel drunkard pretending to be a paladin, singing so wrong in the midst of battle that even the undead run in fear... Better?!"

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