New "explorer unit"

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Prussian Landwehr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:18 am    Post subject: New "explorer unit"

I were thinking that an explorer do not fit the theme of NE, and rather have a unit like an officer would lead the troops instead, it will fit the role of the explorer and would have unique bonuses for each nation, and use the upgrades that are from the town hall/capitol to upgrade his rank and gain HP/attack and other abilities.

For example the poles have a mounted captain to start with that can be upgraded to a general/ field marshal, the french have the same but a unmounted version.

the bonuses could be an aura for faster fire rate, more dmg, movement speed or HP to give a small edge in a battle. Same way as daimyo for the Japanese. the amount of bonuses would be between 3-5 % to not make it too overpowered.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:48 am    Post subject:

We've had a similar plan as well, at least for NE3. We're just not sure if this officer should be available from start and which explorer functions should be kept. I wouldn't like officers to be used for exploration, building or fighting treasure guardians. I'd also prefer them to be mortal instead of immortal like the explorer. Having both, an officer and explorers makes the game too RPG-ish. With all these demands and requirements to keep a series of explorer tasks away from officers, the question arises whether another unit (or more) should get these functions instead or not.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject:

Meh, I think the explorer unit works. Its familiar, tried and tested. Splitting it into multiple units simply to get around a naming convention... meh. The map needs exploring, so let an explorer do it.

But then I have never really thought of the explorer as a leader anyway (I'm the leader). Perhaps those who do are of a different sentiment.
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