Why is IS so bad at balance?

#1AphophPosted 6/27/2013 9:40:05 AM
Did we need another FE games where Archers/Snipers aren't very good and horsie+flying horsie riders are better than assorted units?
#2juanyiyiPosted 6/27/2013 9:40:57 AM
aaaaaand here we go.
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#3AquariangtPosted 6/27/2013 9:41:05 AM
which game had bad archers before this?

Shinon, Innes, Wil, Rebecca...
#4AquariangtPosted 6/27/2013 9:44:55 AM
For me at least, I had to do a lot to make Virion useful though, and I didn't toy around with Noire all that much
#5returnofbeansPosted 6/27/2013 9:45:12 AM
shinon was pretty bad in path of radiance and pretty godly in radiant dawn

astrid was the opposite. great in path of radiance and bad in radiant dawn
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#6Aphoph(Topic Creator)Posted 6/27/2013 9:45:28 AM
juanyiyi posted...
aaaaaand here we go.


Blazing Sword wasn't balanced either.
#7juanyiyiPosted 6/27/2013 9:47:02 AM
Aphoph posted...
juanyiyi posted...
aaaaaand here we go.


Blazing Sword wasn't balanced either.


I never said it was.
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#8juanyiyiPosted 6/27/2013 9:47:34 AM
This topic will just turn into the usual FE:A board topic very soon.
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#9AquariangtPosted 6/27/2013 9:48:27 AM
Aphoph posted...
juanyiyi posted...
aaaaaand here we go.


Blazing Sword wasn't balanced either.


Wil and Rebecca were fine. Shinon wasn't terrible in PoR (and Rolf was good if you put the time in to level him) , Astrid was good, yes, but your comment was "why are archers so bad"
#10I_eat_tablesPosted 6/27/2013 9:49:04 AM
Aquariangt posted...
which game had bad archers before this?

Shinon, Innes, Wil, Rebecca...


Exactly. Shinon was awful in FE9 and mediocre in FE10 (although, 2-3 range on everything did help a little there). Innes was a prepromote with some of the best stats of your army when he joins, still bad, because bows. Wil and Rebecca are pretty awful in every way. Let's not even mention Neimi, Rofl, Gaggles and others.

So far the best archers in the series have been Faval (because holy weapon, and he's still one of the worst holy weapon users) and FE10!Shinon, who is pretty average.

Archers need something to make them better. What, I don't know. Bigger range would be a good start.
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