Jolly Joker at 2007-06-01 07:03 wrote:
You can "retrain" upgrades for a fee.
You got to be kidding me! As I said; of course there will be a fee to change between the upgrades, but that is beside the point! Cut to the bone, the essential issue here is whether the upgrades are optional or permanent.
The optional way is way less strategic, as you at any point would have the option to change your army to the most optimal composition, depending on the situation (in a manner of speaking).
The permanent way you would have to adept and use different approaches and strategies to different enemies instead of just choosing your optimal upgrades to do the job.
In my opinion the latter is by far the most challenging and fun way to play! Think about that (instead of, let’s say, having about 2-3 ultimate strategies, you absolutely have to be much more adaptive as no strategy is guarantied a success).
PhoenixReborn at 2007-06-01 07:16 wrote:
you sweep the adventure map but encounters a fully upgraded castle. In your scenario you simply wander back to your own town and change the Master Hunters to Sharpshooters, and pick the opposing Castle to pieces.
If you where stock with your choice of upgrade you had to stick with your Master Hunters, which wouldn’t be quite as effective against the castle.
I certainly wouldn't go back to my castle, it takes too long. I might leave my castle with sharpshooters with the intention of taking a castle, but I'm not going to go all the way back, besides ranged units are poor in a siege.
You prove my point, as you have both options! As a backup you got the sharpshooters to do the dirty work instead of loosing more Master Hunters as you would have!
Anyway, as far as I stand, the permanent way is ultimately the most challenging way to play the game! And if you are up to it, prove me wrong