About four years ago, I put together a really exciting and unique single player scenario, thanks to a cleverly-designed map someone put together.
Here is the thread that links to the template, has some discussion and reactions, and explains how to play:https://www.warzone.com/Forum/120566-creativity-tactics-singleplayer-challenge
At the time, there wasn't an option to create "Community" singleplayer scenarios, and so it was a pretty odd thing to do. However, the scenario was a lot of fun, a great challenge, and, I think, something pretty unique in terms of Warlight scenario design.
Nowadays, we have all kinds of great singleplayer scenarios, and people seem to enjoy them, so singleplayer play and scenario design is "in vogue"! It would be pretty great to make this scenario available for people again. It was very well received and well loved (e.g. see the comments in the thread).
So, what's the problem?
Unfortunately, the scenario is no longer playable. You see, I took advantage of the way the AI worked to set up the scenario...
The scenario is about a small group of survivors fleeing from the hospital in a city overrun by zombies. Zombies are slow and mindless, moving slowly and without great purpose, until they spot a human target, which they then attack. They stand around in groups and don't generally increase their numbers or act in an organized fashion.
This was really well represented by how the AI handles its decisions (and particularly on that map and with those settings!).
The human player, however, has access to cards and multi-attack, so s/he can outrun, outmaneuver, and out-think the zombies very easily, even though they outnumber the humans dramatically.
This worked PERFECTLY when the human player could use multi-attack, but the AIs could not. It's great to see a small group of plucky humans defeating large crowds of zombies, erecting blockades, trapping them in half-ruined buildings, and so forth.
However, now, the new AI code knows how to make multi-attacks, and that has made this scenario utterly unplayable.
It's not just a question of emulating the action or the genre (the slow-moving zombies); it also ruins the balance and gameplay to a fairly irredeemable extent. (You'll likely get wiped out on the first or second turn, for instance.)
My question to you all:
Is there some way (perhaps, probably, via a mod) which would allow someone to set up this scenario or to play this game with AIs who CANNOT use multi-attack? (It might be a question of reverting to the old AI code somehow.)
It would make it playable again, and I bet a lot of people would enjoy it. It would be a great addition to the Community Levels or the Single Player ladder. I've never seen a scenario with this kind of unique design; it would be a valuable addition to the Warlight/Warzone experience.
Edited 8/8/2019 22:08:22