[Squad] Hydro Leviathans v0.13

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Re: [Squad] Hydro Leviathans v0.07 / v0.08

Postby tosx » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:28 am

I've gone ahead and added a provisional v0.08 mod to the download folder; changes listed in first post. I left v0.07 next to it until I get enough feedback or playtime to decide if I want to go this direction.
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Re: [Squad] Hydro Leviathans v0.07

Postby sara2 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:04 am

I've been using all of your squad mods lately and I just wanted to post how fantastic they all are tosx, really just outstanding work on all of them. They are all an absolute joy to use and the achievement unlocks and such are just such a fun little bonus. Thanks for putting in the work to make these, I adore them all.
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Re: [Squad] Hydro Leviathans v0.07

Postby tosx » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:09 pm

:D glad to hear, and thanks for saying!
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Re: [Squad] Hydro Leviathans v0.07

Postby Rithaniel » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:39 am

tosx wrote:Rithaniel, that's a fairly elegant suggestion, but I do worry it's on the strong side. With the water damage "always on" it's doing slightly less than max Prime Punch damage, but also pushing 2 additional tiles and making water. It also removes something I considered a feature and part of their theme: using water to indirectly damage enemies who normally aren't affected by it.

That's actually a good point: comparing it to the Rift Walker's punch. Though you can balance that with the number of cores the upgrade requires. Like, if you replaced propeller with an ability that grants damage even if the target isn't above water, you could increase the cost of that ability to 3 cores from 2.

Though, you also mention wanting to keep the focus on use of water, so an alternative might be "+2 damage to all targeted tiles," so now the middle deals 5 damage to targets above water, 2 damage to targets not above water, and 2 damage to the side tiles.
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Re: [Squad] Hydro Leviathans v0.09

Postby tosx » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:54 pm

Finally had some time to play with v0.08 some more, and test out some v0.09 changes. Thanks Rithaniel and narD for the suggestions, I ended up implementing some of your ideas.
  • With v0.08, I found myself still ignoring Dowsing Charge propeller upgrade and Cargo's second range upgrade.
  • Also found myself grabbing other weapons to handle damage and give Cargo more options late game.
  • So I made 2 big tweaks: +2 damage upgrade for Dowsing Charge (regardless of water) and giving Cargo a sideways push upgrade. The weapons may be a little less elegant, but it shores up their late-game weaknesses.
With v0.09, I got pretty close to a 30k run with default weapons; still ran into one Detritus map full of hornets that they couldn't handle, but Rift Walkers couldn't have handled it either. I also updated the Torpedo achievement (if you had it unlocked before, it will still be unlocked).

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