Major Genre Wars Update

| 1 May 2009 15:58

After reviewing the battles from the first two weeks, we have made two major updates to Genre Wars.

1. Flanking - If you deploy an army with 0 units in one or more divisions, or have your division reduced to 0 units by casualties, your army will now suffer penalties "from brutal flanking attacks". So be sure to keep all three of your divisions stacked up strong!

2. Scouting - Scouting enemies now only reveals the configuration the enemy used in their most recent battle, not their current army configuration. You will only learn the actual, exact composition of the enemy army when you attack! So don't think you can build a custom army to attack someone, because you won't know for sure what they actually have, only what they've fought with in the past.

These changes were made to update the game against tactics that were reducing playability and fun. Specifically, players were avoiding the war zone except to enter with specially-designed armies customized to attack a particular foe. But everyone doing this meant the war zone was empty. Our expectation is that you should be in the war zone most of the time, returning to the city only as necessary to revise and replenish your army.

The new flanking rules reward players who develop well-rounded, full armies of three divisions, who learn the ins and outs of the combat system and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of unit. Using one strong division of 50 units with divisions of 1 or 0 units in the other slots will no longer be a successful strategy.

We hope these changes improve the play experience. Get in the war zone and let's get fighting!

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LegendaryGamer0:
Ryan, you are a Necromaster Supreme. :P

Redlin5:
Oh my gosh, Ryan!!!

..Huh? Wait what did I do if I may ask, like what is Necromaster Supreme and how did you guys come across this Thread in the first place? Haha it's been last posted since 2009.. so yea. Thanks anyhow guys *Smiles* Still trying to earn Spartan Badge.

LegendaryGamer0:

Redlin5:
An update huh? Maybe I should gear up and head out to investigate one of these days. Long live Piracy!

Yes, an update that is now 2 years old. :P

Ryan, you are a Necromaster Supreme. :P

OT: Umm... I should really get around to playing it, shouldn't I?

Huh, what?

*blink*

Oh my gosh, Ryan!!!

I never really did play a different version then... In anycase, the number of pages combined with the site being down a little bit earlier effectively fooled me into thinking a new update was up!

Redlin5:
An update huh? Maybe I should gear up and head out to investigate one of these days. Long live Piracy!

Yes, an update that is now 2 years old. :P

Ryan, you are a Necromaster Supreme. :P

OT: Umm... I should really get around to playing it, shouldn't I?

An update huh? Maybe I should gear up and head out to investigate one of these days. Long live Piracy![1]

[1] Genre War Piracy that is... Don't Ban me XD

..I want to fight guys with Epic Units.. I always just fight the same 5-6 people with the units equalized to my armie's money cost. I seriously want to fight other people, but everytime I check someone's profile it won't let me challenge them. I just keep fighting the same people.. and all their units are like the first-choice characters. Wonder if I am doing something wrong..

NoMoreSanity:
I hope this will cause more people to play, within the last few days I've seen no one play while I was on.

I tend to binge play, like yesterday I was on all day and won about 5 badges, but now I probably won't even look at it for about a month.

Damn, there goes my favorite "zerg 50 units only" strategy.

Ah, good to see these changes. Time to check back on it.

I have played a few games with my 35,35,0 army and not noticed any flanking modifiers. Are they explicitly stated in the battle report?

I also did not do too badly in these battles. This would seem to indicate that even with the flanking bonus, having an empty slot still holds some advantages.

Archon:
I'm glad the changes are well received so far.

To help through the down periods when other players aren't available, we are actively working on a "random battles" option that will put you up against a random AI enemy of comparable power to you.

Epic. Win.

ffxfriek:

jedstopher:

RetiarySword:
Do people still play that?

i didn't think they did either, it just got boring.

im always in there and its always empty

I think that sentence just about sums up genre wars, really.

jedstopher:

RetiarySword:
Do people still play that?

i didn't think they did either, it just got boring.

im always in there and its always empty

It seems like this change of "hiding the army" has actually made it HARDER to get a battle! I switched out to a 'newbie' army to try and get more action, and yet I'm getting challenged by guys who are filled with Mighty / Epic units and I've got Weak / Average!

I figure I like the updates. Only I didn't know about them till I was about to start a topic on the armies not updating correctly. Suddenly, I was attacked by somebody with and army of xxx size, I accept, and suddenly it is different than what I expected!
Now these changes are good in my opinion. It would have been nice though if there could be some sort of notification in Genre Wars itself about this, so nothing comes up unexpected.

Archon:
I'm glad the changes are well received so far.

To help through the down periods when other players aren't available, we are actively working on a "random battles" option that will put you up against a random AI enemy of comparable power to you.

Oh I like this idea.

Archon:
I'm glad the changes are well received so far.

To help through the down periods when other players aren't available, we are actively working on a "random battles" option that will put you up against a random AI enemy of comparable power to you.

That's even better :) I'm liking these updates the more I read about them, and playing right now, so hopefully more people will start to come back to the game soon enough :D

Good some more depth and strategie is always welcome.

Hmmm, I'm not finding many challengers recently. This update caused a nice surge in players though.

Curbinator:
can someone please tell me how to get the game. I can't find it anywhere

go to profile then click the tab that says genre wars :).

also, sweet updates, hopefully more people will be on now.

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