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American Conquest: Interview II

Question: How far along are you with American Conquest?
A: All the graphics are finished. Currently we are working on the gameplay and testing the balance.

Q: Are there going to be walls?  If yes, what types? Palisade, stone?
A: There will be no walls in AC, as we stepped back from presenting a city as a set of separately standing buildings you are to protect with walls. We came to a system of fortresses and forts, with new structures built inside. Fortress and fort by definition have protective constructions - walls and towers. Also virtually all the structures can take units inside to defend them. Generally the system of town assault and defence has changed. When you start playing it will get obvious that walls are not needed, for you'll be able to defend virtually any building. To block a passageway on the map there's also no need in

“European nations will have two types of blockhouses they can use as watch/guard towers. Indians will also have similar buildings, which will serve the same purpose.”
Pepsi, GSC

walls - the best way is to erect several blockhouses in the area.

Q: Will there be options to build at least some type of watch tower, guard tower, etc?
A: If we talk about purely defensive buildings than I say yes. European nations will have two types of blockhouses they can use as watch/guard towers. Indians will also have similar buildings, which will serve the same purpose. However, North American tribes such as Hurons, Delawares, Pueblos, etc. won't have this privilege, which would be historically correct.

Q: How large are the ships expected to be? And can players expect to have men viewable on the deck of a ship?  And if yes, what happens when the ship sinks? :o)

In the game to 95% there will be konoe and light boats of the Europeans, in whom will sit the people.To the realism of the scale of larger ships it was necessary to endow.large ships will be the same to the scale as in the cossacks.Otherwise Victoria would occupy 2 screens.When boat or konoe will sink from it, people, on previously counted animatsii, will fall out from the boat and sink.Chances to rescue in them will not unfortunately be: (.
 
Q: Roughly, what is the average of technologies that we can expect from each civilization/nation?

A: Roughly, around 80. Some will have more, some less.
 
Q: Can you describe how the multiple weapon system is going to work?

A: Firstly, there will be hold fire (not exact name!) option. In this case units will be forced to

“There will no smooth zooming as many of you expect for this hampers the dynamics of the game. However, we have come up with so cold L-mode which enables a sort of a bird's-eye view.”
Pepsi, GSC

make use of their cold steel. There also will be the option to make units automatically apply the right weapons depending on the distance to the enemy. We are also thinking of making the attack-with-the-cold-steel option.
 
Q: Will there be a zoom feature in the game? If not, that is fine!

A: There will no smooth zooming as many of you expect for this hampers the dynamics of the game. However, we have come up with so cold L-mode which enables a sort of a bird's-eye view. Commanders will appreciate this function and we think it will become the basic game modeJ. It is very useful when a huge army or a grandiose battle is on the palm of your hand. Find attached a screenshot with an L-mode panorama.

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Thank You For Reading! Special Thanks to Pepsi and Oleg from GSC.

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American Conquest supports up to 16,000 units at a time.  With various formations readily available, along with the guide of an officer and other units, these large mass armies are made easy to control.

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