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Autocast (instinct action) Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:55 pm
by GregDB
Units like Lich automatically cast raise dead on bodies when turn end and i cannt save up bodies for summoning bone dragon.

Some units automatically attack enemies, when turn ends near enemies and they can attack. So in one campaign (Shadow rise) assassin suicide to homes, that make mission (third one) impassable.

Dear developers, can you make function in settings, that will let to off this "autocast" system?

Also, i dont know is it bug, or no, but melee units with attack range 2, like phantom with spike, dont make counter hit to enemies being attacked with another 2 range melee units (like another phantom with spike, or human with halberd and +1 range technology).

Re: Autocast Problems

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:31 pm
by Stratego (dev)
Units like Lich automatically cast raise dead on bodies when turn end and i cannt save up bodies for summoning bone dragon.

Some units automatically attack enemies, when turn ends near enemies and they can attack. So in one campaign (Shadow rise) assassin suicide to homes, that make mission (third one) impassable.

Dear developers, can you make function in settings, that will let to off this "autocast" system?

this is feature you can turn off the feature on lich using the "stand ground" button, that will remove its action
is it ok?

Re: Autocast Problems

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:30 pm
by DoomsdayDragonfire
I think he just want a button on settings to disable/enable auto-action of the units to avoid pressing that button on every single unit/turn.

Re: Autocast Problems

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:44 pm
by Stratego (dev)
yes, but i was not sure the mentioned thing was considered

Re: Autocast Problems

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:49 pm
by DoomsdayDragonfire
Well, i think we never stoped to think about that anyway... So i guess it can be pretty handly sometimes.

Re: Autocast Problems

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:34 pm
by GregDB
Stratego (dev) wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Units like Lich automatically cast raise dead on bodies when turn end and i cannt save up bodies for summoning bone dragon.

Some units automatically attack enemies, when turn ends near enemies and they can attack. So in one campaign (Shadow rise) assassin suicide to homes, that make mission (third one) impassable.

Dear developers, can you make function in settings, that will let to off this "autocast" system?

this is feature you can turn off the feature on lich using the "stand ground" button, that will remove its action
is it ok?

Oh, big thanks, i didnt know that command "hold position" can help.

Re: Autocast Problems

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:36 pm
by GregDB
So, it's perfect, no need to make any additional settings, we can just use "hold position" on single units

Re: Autocast Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:00 am
by Puss_in_Boots
I still think it can get annoying. What happens if novice players are turned away from unstrategic autocasts? Besides lichs move slow, within raise corpse range, it'd take 4-5 turns to get between three corpses, which means you'd have to press that button that many times to get a bone dragon.

Re: Autocast Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:29 am
by makazuwr32
Or use a wagon.

Re: Autocast Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:53 pm
by Puss_in_Boots
makazuwr32 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:29 am
Or use a wagon.
Yes, but not every newcomer will learn this brilliant advice before turning away from the game at worst because they autocast at the worst possible time.

Re: Autocast Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:33 pm
by Stratego (dev)
actually i think we should put in that no ever can autocast a spell that uses any skeletons or units as sacrifices.
only spells that has no such costs.

what do u think?

Re: Autocast (instinct action) Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:50 pm
by Puss_in_Boots
That's a great idea, I'm all for it.

Re: Autocast (instinct action) Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:02 pm
by Stratego (dev)
i am on it.
...
i see that no any spec costed spell is exacuted already in instinct action: eg. skeleton and orc dragon summoning that costs units and so on - please confirm.
the only exception is animate dead as those corpses are not literally "costs", so now i make that animate will not be casted either.

Re: Autocast (instinct action) Problems ANSWERED

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:06 pm
by Stratego (dev)
ok, reanimate is in exception list, so will nto be auto casted anymore, will be in in next update.