Welf von Ehrwald wrote:l. By the way, I just realized that Stabley should be at least level 9 or 10. Jillian is level 9 and couldn't pay the upkeep for 3 warlords, 7 knights, 6 megalogwiffins, 26 gwiffins and 1 caster. Stanley had more than 30 dwagons, 3 knigths and 1 master-class caster, and could have paid the upkeep for them, if he became barbarian. Dwagons should at least cost the same upkeep as megalogwffins, and certainly more than gwiffins.
I don't know if it has ever come up, but does the Arkenhammer effect the upkeep of dwagons at all? And this update has Jillian considering, from her barbarian days, disbanding units if she started going broke.
Stanley, if it had happened, might have had to do the same. I'm not sure how much he knew about Faq, he might have assumed it would be able to support the forces he fled with, only then to find it unable to (just like Jillian needed TV support before going and capturing those two cities to pay the upkeep on what she had).
Sonic Screwdriver wrote:Are we to assume that she has a new heavy we haven't seen yet because Text Update 6 didn't give us names; such as knight class giants with angel wings (going off of the LA Angels)?
I assume in this context Jillian is is referring to having the resources to pay for the upkeep of the Megalogwiffs. We know what she has there - Gwiffins, Megalogwiffs, Knights, Warlords and a caster, and only Megalogwiffs seems to fit the bill for heavies.
But generally I think the difference is that heavies is a good way to refer to a large number of the same type, but "the caster" is an individual, easy to name. Vanna has been referred to, from Jillian's perspective like "Vanna had done some good work to turn him, but the dungeon didn't much interest Jillian. Vanna didn't really know how to play right." It would be a bit like referring to Duncan only as "the Chief Warlord".
Of course if it is someone new, like a new recruit provided by Charlie, it makes sense, because Jillian wouldn't have formed any real bond with them yet, in this mode, so they could just be "the caster".
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.