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Subject: Balancing Representatives rss

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Marko Kemenj
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So...me and my group don't like representatives for a 2 reasons.

First - Some races that are already overpowered (race abilities) and after gaining significant bonus (both race techs and Flagships) they still got MORE positive bonuses via Representatives. Just compare some races with others and u'll see.

Second - It's maybe too much to lose voting in senate,after you lost all off yours representatives...but...lets say that i'm OK with that,but just look at 2 races representatives Yin and Yissaril. Ok for Yssaril to be without bodyguard,couse they are spies,right? And they are top tier race but why YIN???
Thematically they are race of clones that are suffering from degeneration and thats THE ONLY reason why they don't have any of protectors (bodyguard). But guys...they are mediocore race with not so great race techs (more bad than good) and only offensive abilities.

What i wanted with this post is for you guys to give any suggestions to change some abilities of some representatives,twik some of them,make new ones for some representatives that does not fit in thematic of a certain race and so on...

Please guys i want your opinion on this theme. Thx

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Marko Kemenj
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So guys don't tell me that nobody have any idea for some Representatives balancing,cause is obvious that they have some issue.

Anyone any idea?
 
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Jon Horne
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It's really hard to balance anything in TI3, because there are so many moving parts and optional elements. And, as others have argued elsewhere, the game is fun for many players because of the inherent imbalances. Lastly, I don't have any real numbers here, but my sense is that Representatives are the least popular option from Shards of the Throne, so there aren't probably a lot of people interested in tweaking them.

Regardless, you'll get more responses if you propose fixes of your own for peer review, rather than just putting out a generic call for action. Those who have ideas to change Representatives already have done so. A quick search yielded these, but there are probably more:

Simple House Rules to fix Arborec and Yssaril Representatives
Twilight Council + Representatives
Consolidated Politial Intrigue (Representative) variants/discussions
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Consolidated Politial Intrigue (Representative) variants/discussions This is the thread you are looking for...I went through every single page and collected every single suggestion on balancing reps.
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Martin DeOlden
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Balance issues are part of the game. Some races are better then others from the start as is the same for Flagships and Representatives. I do not think I would want them all balanced as that is part of the beauty of TI3.
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