History VideoGame / Spellforce

8th Oct '16 1:46:57 AM cricri3007
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* BagOfSpilling: When importing your character from either ''The Order of Dawn'' or ''Brath of Winter'', only the equipment they were wearing, the runes they had equipped and their equipment, are imported. Every piece of gear, miscancellous items or runes that was in your inventory is lost.

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* BagOfSpilling: When importing your character from either ''The Order of Dawn'' or ''Brath ''Breath of Winter'', only the equipment they were wearing, the runes they had equipped and their equipment, are imported. Every piece of gear, miscancellous items or runes that was in your inventory is lost. The gold disappear too, and you're left with "only" 500 gold coins.
2nd Oct '16 12:59:03 PM nombretomado
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* StockShoutOuts: [[EdgarAllanPoe "The Raven"]]. Specifically, an undead called the "Nevermore" drops an item called the "Ravencap".

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* StockShoutOuts: [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe "The Raven"]]. Specifically, an undead called the "Nevermore" drops an item called the "Ravencap".
15th Sep '16 1:07:35 PM cricri3007
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* BagOfSpilling: When importing your character from either ''The Order of Dawn'' or ''Brath of Winter'', only the equipment they were wearing, the runes they had equipped and their equipment, are imported. Every piece of gear, miscancellous items or runes that was in your inventory is lost.



* FissionMailed: Playing the expansion has the shadow Warrior has the second objective of the campaign ("Kill the Dryad") marked as failed when you reach it [[spoiler:because you decided to stop obeying the Masked Man]]. This objective will stay marked as failed for the whole campaign.

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* FissionMailed: Playing the expansion has as the shadow Shadow Warrior has the second objective of the campaign ("Kill the Dryad") marked as failed when you reach it [[spoiler:because you your character decided to stop obeying the Masked Man]]. This objective will stay marked as failed for the whole campaign.
17th Aug '16 3:52:59 AM cricri3007
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* FissionMailed: Playing the expansion has the shadow Warrior has the second objective of the campaign ("Kill the Dryad") marked as failed when you reach it [[spoiler:because you decided to stop obeying the Masked Man]]. This objective will stay marked as failed for the whole campaign.
19th Jul '16 11:36:34 AM cricri3007
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** The trolls. Powerful units with plenty of hitpoints who hit hard? Yes. Take forever to make and cost a shitton of resources (the second ''cheapest'' troll unit costs 120 Wood, for references, the ''last'' dwarf unit costs as much Selenium), with the resources taking even longer to gather because trolls have no building to double their production? Yes.

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** The trolls. Powerful units with plenty of hitpoints who hit hard? Yes. Take forever to make and cost a shitton of resources (the [[note]]The second ''cheapest'' troll unit costs 120 Wood, for Wood. For references, the ''last'' dwarf unit costs as much Selenium), Selenium[[/note]] with the resources taking even longer to gather because trolls have no building to double their production? Yes.



* CripplingOverspecialization: The elves can only recruit their strongest units if they have iron, but they CAN'T GATHER THAT RESOURCE ON THEIR OWN.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: CripplingOverspecialization:
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The elves can only recruit their strongest units if they have iron, but they CAN'T GATHER THAT RESOURCE ON THEIR OWN.


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** Same with the trolls who also require iron for their strongest unit but are inneficient at gathering it.
19th Jul '16 11:33:08 AM cricri3007
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The races' towers can often become this. While they're completely immune to enemy spells and abilities (they can't even be targeted), and can continuously rain death upon enemy soldiers, they require being placed on significant flat, empty lots, can't move, have to be repaired by that race's workers, consume a significant quantity of resources simply to start construction, and have to be guarded until they're completed. Oh, and while they can not be attacked by enemy buildings, they can not attack enemy buildings either, and their targeting of enemy soldiers is not under control of the player. (Sometimes causing towers to target beings immune to their damage, like fire starters attacking fire elementals).

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The races' towers can often become this. While they're completely immune to enemy spells and abilities (they can't even be targeted), and can continuously rain death upon enemy soldiers, they require being placed on significant flat, empty lots, can't move, have to be repaired by that race's workers, consume a significant quantity of resources simply to start construction, and have to be guarded until they're completed. Oh, and while they can not be attacked by enemy buildings, they can not attack enemy buildings either, and their targeting of enemy soldiers is not under control of the player. (Sometimes causing towers to target beings immune to their damage, like fire starters attacking fire elementals).
11th Jul '16 1:53:08 AM LliiraAnna
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* AnIcePerson: Any mage specializing in ice magic, of course. Notably, both [[BigGood Rohen]] and [[BigBad The Dark One]] (in-game, not in the opening cutscene). Also, all offensive elf spellcasters, since they worship an [=ice/nature=] deity.

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* AnIcePerson: Any mage specializing in ice magic, of course. Notably, both [[BigGood Rohen]] and [[BigBad The Dark One]] (in-game, not in the opening cutscene). Also, all offensive elf spellcasters, since they worship an [=ice/nature=] deity.
11th Jul '16 1:31:32 AM LliiraAnna
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* DealWithTheDevil: Uram in the backstory. [[spoiler:The PlayerCharacter in ''The Order of Dawn'', when he or she gives the Mask of Belial to Hokan Ashir.]]
* EvilVersusEvil: Hokan versus [[DealWithTheDevil Uram]] in the backstory. ({{Undead}}[=/=][[MechaMooks Blades]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], respectively.)
* GiantFlyer: Griffon Riders. They don't actually fly (in gameplay terms) until ''Spellforce 2''.



* TheMagocracy: In the backstory, the thirteen Circle Mages were ''the'' single most powerful power bloc. And when they had a falling out, well, see TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** Notably, Circle Mages (specifically, Hokan and Uram) were responsible for the creation of {{Undead}}, [[MechaMooks Iron Ones]], and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], which are all three of the major AlwaysChaoticEvil[=/=]TheHorde factions you have to deal with in ''The Order of Dawn''.

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* TheMagocracy: In the backstory, the thirteen Circle Mages were ''the'' single most powerful power bloc. And when they had a falling out, well, see TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** Notably, Circle Mages (specifically, Hokan and Uram) were responsible for the creation of {{Undead}}, [[MechaMooks Iron Ones]], and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], which are all three of the major AlwaysChaoticEvil[=/=]TheHorde factions you have to deal with in ''The Order of Dawn''.
10th Jul '16 1:48:48 AM LliiraAnna
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* AllYourPowersCombined: The final mission of ''The Order of Dawn'' is composed of three sections: One with a monument for each dark race, one with a monnument for each light race, and the last (where the FinalBoss is) with two Heroes' monuments).



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Rohen, in ''Shadow of the Phoenix''. AnimateDead style.]]
* BeefGate: Of undead at the gate from Greydusk Vale to the Northern Windwalls. And another at the Frost Marshes made of MechaMooks. [[spoiler:Removed in a plot event by the Order of Dawn, at the cost of most of their manpower.]]
* BigBad: The Dark One.
* BigGood: Rohen.
* BlueIsHeroic: Played with. While you units' armor is blue and your buildings have blue flags on them, they all appear as green on the minimap and the circle which shows you selected them is green too. Meanwhile, for allied units, it's the reverse, their flags and units armors are green, but they appear as blue on the minimap and when selected.



* CurbStompBattle: The end of the Shiel mission. You have to fight more than a hundred orcs who will ''quickly'' inflict this on you if you try to attack them head-on. The solution? Ask for the help of the spirits of the forest, who gives you five dryads who then go on to inflict this on the Orc's army.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:''[[BigGood Rohen]]'', as a result of AnimateDead.]]
* FreeFallFight: In the opening cinematic, between [[BigGood Rohen]] and [[BigBad The Dark One]].



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The ''BigBad''!]]



* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler:The BigGood in ''The Order Of Dawn'' is the future self of the BigBad.]]



* LateToTheTragedy: You, several times. Most notably when [[spoiler:the Order takes Frost Marshes from the [[MechaMooks Blades]], being killed almost to a man in the process.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The emperor in ''Shadow of the Phoenix'' became obsessed with the dryad to the point of not giving a single damn about anything other than her and had her poisoned in the hopes that she would accept his offer of giving her a cure if she became his.
* MacGuffin: The book. Later, the Phoenix Stone.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler: Just about every single MacGuffin you get your hands on. See UnwittingPawn.]]

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* LateToTheTragedy: You, several times. Most notably when [[spoiler:the Order takes Frost Marshes from the [[MechaMooks Blades]], being killed almost to a man in the process.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The emperor in ''Shadow of the Phoenix'' became obsessed with the dryad to the point of not giving a single damn about anything other than her and had her poisoned in the hopes that she would accept his offer of giving her a cure if she became his.
* MacGuffin: The book. Convocation Book. Later, the Phoenix Stone.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler: Just about every single MacGuffin you get your hands on. See UnwittingPawn.]]
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!! ''Spellforce: The Order of Dawn'' provides examples of:

* AllYourPowersCombined: The final mission is composed of three sections: One with a monument for each dark race, one with a monument for each light race, and the last (where the FinalBoss is) with two Heroes' monuments.
* BeefGate: Of undead at the gate from Greydusk Vale to the Northern Windwalls. And another at the Frost Marshes made of MechaMooks. [[spoiler:Removed in a plot event by the Order of Dawn, at the cost of most of their manpower.]]
* BigBad: The Dark One.
* BigGood: Rohen.
* CurbStompBattle: The end of the Shiel mission. You have to fight more than a hundred orcs who will ''quickly'' inflict this on you if you try to attack them head-on. The solution? Ask for the help of the spirits of the forest, who gives you five dryads who then go on to inflict this on the Orc's army.
* FreeFallFight: In the opening cinematic, between [[BigGood Rohen]] and [[BigBad The Dark One]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The ''BigBad''!]]
* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler:The BigGood is the future self of the BigBad.]]
* LateToTheTragedy: You, several times. Most notably when [[spoiler:the Order takes Frost Marshes from the [[MechaMooks Blades]], being killed almost to a man in the process.]]
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler: Just about every single MacGuffin you get your hands on. See UnwittingPawn.]]



* RebelliousPrincess: Alyah in ''Shadow of the Phoenix'', the daughter of the emperor Magnus Arias, is the chief of the Thief's guild in Empyria. Sort of justified, considering her father became totally obsessed with the dryad and stopped paying any attention to her and even had her thrown out of the palace.



* UnwinnableByMistake:
** Present in ''The Breath Of Winter'', on the Firefangs map. Did you get the Shadow Ring from the hermit before activating the Dark Elf monument? Have fun restarting the campaign from scratch, provided you didn't just break the CD first. However, if you are not above cheating, you can cheat yourself to victory and continue your adventure as normal.
** Averted with the final boss of ''The Breath of Winter''. He stands on the other side of a chasm, so attacking him in melee is useless and you need ranged heroes to hit him. Fortunately, on your side of the chasm there's a chest with a mage rune and an archer one.


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!! ''Spellforce: The Breath of Winter'' provides examples of:

* UnwinnableByMistake:
** Present on the Firefangs map. Did you get the Shadow Ring from the hermit before activating the Dark Elf monument? Have fun restarting the campaign from scratch, provided you didn't just break the CD first. However, if you are not above cheating, you can cheat yourself to victory and continue your adventure as normal.
** Averted with the final boss. He stands on the other side of a chasm, so attacking him in melee is useless and you need ranged heroes to hit him. Fortunately, on your side of the chasm there's a chest with a mage rune and an archer one.

!! ''Spellforce: Shadow of the Phoenix'' provides examples of:

* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Rohen, AnimateDead style.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:''[[BigGood Rohen]]'', as a result of AnimateDead.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The emperor became obsessed with the dryad to the point of not giving a single damn about anything other than her and had her poisoned in the hopes that she would accept his offer of giving her a cure if she became his.
* RebelliousPrincess: Alyah, the daughter of the emperor Magnus Arias, is the chief of the Thief's guild in Empyria. Sort of justified, considering her father became totally obsessed with the dryad and stopped paying any attention to her and even had her thrown out of the palace.
9th Jul '16 1:24:26 AM LliiraAnna
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* CrutchCharacter: Yellow runes in ''Breath Of Winter'' and ''Shadow of the Phoenix''. Powerful Runes that can be used at a relatively low level compared to normal ones and stay useful for quite a while, but ultimately you can't equip any armor on them, sometimes not even a weapon or anything at all, so they end up losing against high level Rune warriors who can have powerful enchanted armors.

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* CrutchCharacter: Yellow runes in ''Breath ''The Breath Of Winter'' and ''Shadow of the Phoenix''. Powerful Runes that can be used at a relatively low level compared to normal ones and stay useful for quite a while, but ultimately you can't equip any armor on them, sometimes not even a weapon or anything at all, so they end up losing against high level Rune warriors who can have powerful enchanted armors.



* HubCity: Greyfell in ''The Order of Dawn'', Tirganach in ''Breath of Winter'' and Empyria in ''Shadow of the Phoenix''.

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* HubCity: Greyfell in ''The Order of Dawn'', Tirganach in ''Breath ''The Breath of Winter'' and Empyria in ''Shadow of the Phoenix''.



** Averted with the final boss of ''Breath of Winter''. He stands on the other side of a chasm, so attacking him in melee is useless and you need ranged heroes to hit him. Fortunately, on your side of the chasm there's a chest with a mage rune and an archer one.

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** Averted with the final boss of ''Breath ''The Breath of Winter''. He stands on the other side of a chasm, so attacking him in melee is useless and you need ranged heroes to hit him. Fortunately, on your side of the chasm there's a chest with a mage rune and an archer one.
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