There's a program in MoM labeled Itemmake. You can make custom artifacts with it already.Lupinedreams wrote:that does sound cool - maybe an option to change the chances for certain random rewards? could probably make some new artifacts to add to the rewards table without too much trouble...even new heroes, though I imagine those would be more of a pain and deviating farther from the original MoM
that said the oldschool heroes were not that balanced at all - some were vastly better than others of the same tier
aaand I'm rambling again.
Corruption is what I call a "grief" spell. You cast it at someone and it hurts even if he knows the Spell of Mastery and you just came back from banishment last turn. There are three ways I can see to use it:
1) Disable an enemy's powerful resource. Jafar has an admantium mine? Not anymore. Sharee's capital is immune to your Call the Void? Not after the nightshade is gone. 40- mana is a small price to pay to disrupt your opponent's plan, even if they'll get back on track within 10 turns. And if your opponent's race doesn't have priests/shamans, you've pretty much disabled it permanently.
2) Stop a city from growing. Corruption will remove the food gained from land, reducing the maximum possible size. This won't kill off the current population, but it will make some of them farmers and prevent further growth.
3) Turn a city into a liability. Corrupt every possible square. Eventually, the city will be nothing but farmers and rebels, and perhaps even starving. And if you have an absurd amount of mana, you could corrupt every square of every enemy city, until they have no more food to support their units, and they lose horrible I cannot see this actually happening without Great Wasting, but who knows?
Torin should definitely be Very Rare. If that doesn't re-balance Torin, then how about increasing his casting cost every time you cast Incarnate. The Gods might be getting rather annoyed that he keeps coming back.
Also, what happens if you cast Incarnate and someone else has Torin? Or if someone Disintegrated him?