Single Player too difficult?


#1

Admittedly I’m probably doing something wrong. I have no doubt I’m missing something, but this game, on NORMAL, seems very difficult. I’m on the first free player level (Pretty Valley? The one with the giants) and have had my rear-end handed to me about 5 games in a row.

I realize the whole “zombie apocalypse” feel is supposed to have that overwhelmed vibe, but I’m not even CLOSE to winning on any of the games. I guess I can move down to Easy - but I can’t even FATHOM how difficult “Nightmare” must be if the AI trounces so hard on Normal.

Should I just keep trying new tactics or is there generally a “best practice” to learning the game?

KCRift


#2

You’re probably not being aggressive enough… it’s a common mistake I see a lot of newer players make.

Blight is a game of speed more than most other factors. If you try to sit back and build your strength I can guarantee the zombies are going to build it faster.

The idea is to press the front quickly. You have to get out there and clear zombie infested towns, and save some of the ones that come into danger; you don’t always have to save them all, but more helps.

That being said, the particular map you’re talking about has a couple good choke points where the river divides the north from south. Try pushing your units past those check points and then falling back if things get out of control. With the choke points I would say a 50% score is pretty easily obtainable for this map.


#3

Also, another thing I’ve seen a lot of newer players do is hold onto their hero/unit cards without ever playing them, and instead they try to recruit basic units.

The idea isn’t to always use basic units; in fact quite the opposite. Usually you aren’t going to train basic units unless you have no other cards to play.

Since cards always play immediately without the 6 HR delay for training they are the most effective way to go.


#4

Here, if you like I’ve created a 2-player game on easy. I’m only going to use the starting cards (those the game gives to me).

If you would like to join you can play along and see the orders I’m giving my units and my general strategy throughout the game.

Please note the rest of this is meant for the Original Poster only -

The password is : PlayerTut


#5

I made some changed to the way zombie spawn yesterday. They will spawn earlier and more often and stand around on their graves for between 12 and 24 hours before moving off.

There were a few hours during the day where the zombie spawning may have been off the charts! Were you playing about 18-20 hours ago?

I fixed the issues as soon as I noticed them.

It was very difficult to match the previous difficulty in the new system but in my tests I believe normal is a tiny bit easier than it was the day before.

I also reduced the head start that zombies receive for hard and nightmare mode, and increased the spawn rate.

I will play pretty valley now and make sure I didn’t break something in that map specifically.


#6

Unfortunately, nope - this was today. I was able to make some progress playing on Easy, but was still overrun.

It’s not that I want a super easy game (or that you should change anything) - It’s just that if there is no ramp-up in the difficulty level (i.e. starting with a map people can be expected to win nearly every time and then ramping it up from there), I see people potentially getting turned off.

I really like the game. Thought there might be some secret to game play I was missing.


#7

I just played it myself and I think it is on the hard side. I played with just the mandatory cards. I didn’t take any gnostic mages or anything else.

It’s quite puzzly I think because you really have to make use of the Giants and the Half Giant powers.

A few other important tip for completing the mission.

Make sure you be jumping full 12 hours in the first few turns to make sure you get the valour. You need it to claim all the towns and get your economy going.

Dont forget zombie humans are much weaker in those mountains. There was a large horde of 8K that I really didn’t know what to do with until I realized I could pull it into the mountains.

I lost every human settlement north of the river.


#8

Thank you very much for taking a look at it. Thats awesome that youre so responsive!


#9

If you wanted I would happily play it again and try to describe my thought processes though the map. If that would be something that you wanted and be helpful