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spicysaltysquid
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The New Tactics Plugin

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I tried submitting this to the Tain a few times over the last few weeks, but I'm not sure if it worked. Occasionally I also received an error message. So I thought I'd just post it here.

Download link here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p80L8g ... sp=sharing

"Myth: The New Tactics" plugin (aka "Myth TNT")
by Nathan Cormier

This plugin is designed to expand the tactical depth of Myth2 multiplayer, with units and maps that complement the original content from Bungie.

All the new units are intended to add interesting new elements to netplay, and have been playtested for balance (and for FUN-factor of course). None of the original Myth/Myth2 units have been modified.

They have been designed to fit in with the art style and spirit of the original game units.
Despite being low-res the original units have a certain retro charm, and I wanted to add units that look like they belong in the Myth universe.

For meshes, there is an emphasis on smaller meshes that are suitable for quick action with only 2 players. However a few larger meshes are included and most have at least 4 starting locations. None of the meshes are completely original but I found both obscure and extremely excellent meshes that are worth sharing again and their authors are credited below. On many of them I have tweaked the colormaps, occasionally the landscape, and in some cases added detail textures where they were missing. This is also intended to be a collection of the best-of-the-best meshes ever made.

Enjoy!


NEW UNITS
39 new units!
Including 5 all-new with new sprites, sound effects, etc.
Others have been borrowed from other plugins and modified, or are variants of the original Myth or Myth2 units.

###01 brutus###
* a true TANK unit, slow, high HP, high damage
* much higher health than trows, but slower
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###02 sorceress###
* fast-attack magic unit, favors attack-and-retreat style
* low HP, short range projectiles
* special attack is a powerful close-range shockwave blast, 1 ammo only
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###03 maggot###
* very fast, low damage, dies in 1 hit
* a "swarm" attack unit, good for targeting archers, fetch, etc
* also work well as scout units
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###04 conjured one###
* a classic winged demon from hell
* medium range "fire trail" attack (uses mana)
* melee with sword
* special is short range fire/gas inferno, uses all mana, very high damage
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###05 terrifying screecher###
* this is a mahir clone, but better for netplay because you can see it
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###06 flaming screecher###
* primary attack is melee holding spell plus short-range fire
* special is dropping fire pellets to set landscape on fire
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###07 shocking screecher###
* primary attack is melee holding spell plus short-range chain lightning
* special is a "nebula orb" that shocks anything nearby until it expires (uses mana)
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###08 paralyzing screecher###
* primary attack is melee holding+confusion spell
* does no damage, only holds a unit in place
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###09 putrifier###
* fast ghast variant
* poison gas special attack
* releases gas on death
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###10 repugnant (immune to projectiles)###
* wight variant
* no suicide self-destruct, instead is a projectile unit
* vomites pus packets
* immune to projectiles
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###11 boomer###
* large wight variant
* faster, more health, much larger explosion
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###12 dwarf blast cannon###
* long range, slow to fire
* moves very slowly
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###13 dwarf gas cannon###
* same as blast cannon, but shells create large poison gas cloud

###14 dwarf incendiary cannon###
* same as blast cannon, but shells create large fire on landscape

###15 dwarf axe###
* modified from 7th God to slightly lower HP and damage:
didn't seem right that they were stronger than berserks
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###16 stormrider###
* a kind of high value super-fetch
* longer range, higher damage lightning compared to fetch
* more health than fetch
* has (2) melee attacks, powerful lightning melee and claws when mana is out
* chain lightning special attack (short range, uses most of mana)
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###17 fear elemental###
* a "special" unit: attack does no damage
* close-range attack that inflicts confused panic in nearby units
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###18 ironclad###
* a light tank unit
* slow, high health, moderately high damage
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###19 dark ironclad###
* like above but with ammo-limited special: 3 lightning casts
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###20 black knight###
* high value melee/healer unit
* 6 healing casts
* moderate dps, lots of health
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###21 axe champion###
* high dps melee unit
* moderate health, but very high damage attack
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###22 fir'Bolg Elite Archer###
* modified fir'bolg from Chimera to have longer range
* more realistic skin tone, was a little Simpsons-esque before
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###23 fir'Bolg Elite Archer (disabling)###
* same as above but has an arrow that applies the Holding spell
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###24 Heavy Cavalry###
* mounted knight unit
* very fast, will charge during attacks at higher speed
* moderate damage and hp
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###25 The Wizard###
* powerful magic unit
* primary is electric/explosive "nebula ball"
* special is longer range ice spike attack
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###26 Northmen###
* similar to berserk, same damage, same hp, slower sword swing
* same speed
* less likely to flinch (they have chainmail)
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###27 Spearmen###
* these are an elite melee/ranged hybrid unit
* melee attack and special projectile attack
* spear throw limited to 6 ammo, will instagib most man-sized units
* tougher than warrior due to superior armor
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###28 Grenadier###
* same hp as spearmen, same melee damage, same speed
* they have 5 grenades they can throw
* on death they drop all the grenades which detonate immediately
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###29 Flame soulless###
* soulless variant
* flaming javelins that set the terrain ablaze
* slower toss repetitions

###30 poacher hero###
* poacher variant: with more "realistic" bullet damage
* 1-2 shots kill most man-sized units
* same hp, speed, etc as poacher

###31 martyr###
* suicide unit for the Light side
* slow as a wight, doesn't detonate on death
* she has a "holy aura" protecting her i.e. very high hp
* after her sacrifice mana from heaven is rained down, very high damage, kills anything
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###32 pikeman###
* long-range melee unit
* useless at close range
* same hp/damage/speed as warrior
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##Also featuring:##
###33 thrall elite (Bungie unused unit)###
* higher damage, tougher thrall variant
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###34 myrmidon (from TFL)###
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###35 forest giant (from TFL)###
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###36 bonemen (from Chimera)###
* modified to go under water, it is undead after all
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###37 wasp (from Chimera) ###
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###38 fenris (from Chimera)###
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###39 balor (from TFL)###
* modified for balance during netplay, added new sfx
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NETMAPS
35 new netmaps!
Maps with the same letter grouping share the same terrain/mesh.
The new units included on the maps are listed (original Myth2 units aren't mentioned).

A. Cannons in the Valley
* more units on heroic/legendary
* brutus, dwarf cannons, thrall elite
A. Cannons in the Valley (dark)
* more units on heroic/legendary
* dwarf cannons, fear elemental, screecher
B. Arena
* ironclad, screecher, martyr, pikeman
B. Arena (large army)
* ironclad, screecher, martyr, conjured one, heavy cav, sorceress
B. Arena (dark)
* ironclad, dark ironclad, sorceress, flame soulless, conjured one, bonemen
C. Castle
* more units on heroic/legendary
* dwarf cannons, ironclad, sorceress, maggot, poacher hero
C. Castle (2p siege)
* attacker/defender siege scenario
* recommended mode: last man on the hill
* more units on heroic/legendary
* brutus, dwarf cannons, ironclad, maggot, poacher hero, spearmen, bonemen, thrall elite, heavy cav, axe champion, fir'Bolg, pikeman
* alric as Assassination target
D. It's a blast!
* focus is on the single Boomer each team has
* more units on heroic/legendary
* boomer, repugnant, thrall elite, northmen
D. Tundra
* more units on heroic/legendary
* screecher, heavy cav, northmen, putrifier
E. Super Bomberman
* emphasis on grenadiers in this map
* more units on heroic/legendary
* grendier, spearmen, poacher hero
* black knight Assassination target
E. Modern Warfare
* map focussed on guns and bombs
* more units on heroic/legendary
* poacher hero, grendier, heavy cav, dwarf cannons
F. Nock. Pull. Loose.
* archer-centric map
* pikemen on heroic/legendary
* fir'Bolg, dwarf cannons, heavy cav, flame soulless
F. Tanks a lot.
* lots of large tank units, large armies
* more units on heroic/legendary
* brutus, spearmen, fear elemental
* balor is Assassination target
G. A Day at the Beach
* sorceress, bonemen, dwarf cannons, boomer, poacher hero
G. All Fogged Up
* more units on heroic/legendary
* bonemen, screecher, brutus, stormrider
H. Hamlet
* more units on heroic/legendary
* heavy cavalry, spearmen
H. Hamlet (Dark)
* more units on heroic/legendary
* flame soulless, spearmen, grenadier, bonemen
I. Village
* bonemen, fenris, wasps, fir'Bolg
* fenris is Assassination target
I. Night of the Living Dead
* asymmetric map - humans vs zombie horde
* recommended mode: last man on the hill
* poacher hero, fenris, repugnant, putrifer
J. Fires of Valhalla
* more units on heroic/legendary
* northmen, stormrider, sorceress, maggot
J. Demonslayer
* conjured one, brutus, fir'Bolg, martyr
* soulblighter is Assassination target
K. Magic in the Courtyard
* magic/casting units only
* sorceress, the wizard, dark ironclad
K. Lunch Break
* heroic/legendary is very different, large armies including balor
* balor, dark ironclad, myrmidon, repugnant, martyr, heavy cav
L. Kill the Wizard!
* recommended mode: assassination
* more units on heroic/legendary
* the wizard, fir'Bolg, heavy cav, putrifier
L. Cataclysm
* forest giant, myrmidon, dark ironclad, black knight, axe champion, northmen
M. Mired in the Marsh
* emphasis on fast-moving units
* screecher, bonemen, heavy cav, sorceress, maggot
M. Party Animals
* animal units (with a few humans)
* wolf, exploding deer, maggot, wasp
N. Obligatory Dwarf Map
* dwarf cannons, axe dwarf
O. Hanging Garden
* more units on heroic/legendary
* grendier, spearmen, poacher hero, axe champion, wasps, dark ironclad
P. 2 Forts
* two opposing forts with destructible walls
* recommended mode: capture the flag
* more units on heroic/legendary
* dwarf cannons, thrall elite, fir'Bolg, conjured one, stormrider, wasps
Q. Here's Mud in Your Eye
* emphasis on wights
* bonemen, boomer
R. The Mountains are Calling
* more units on heroic/legendary
* martyr, screecher, repugnant, brutus, forest giant
S. Outback
* large armies on heroic/legendary
* maggot, sorceress, dwarf cannons
T. The Kitchen Sink
* large armies, even bigger on heroic/legendary
* balor, shock/flaming screecher, brutus, dwarf incendiary cannon, maggots, sorceress, wasps, ironclad, dwarf axemen, northmen, stormrider, conjured one, the wizard, putrifier, heavy cavalry, pikemen
* soulblighter, mahir on heroic/legendary
T. Classic
* more units on heroic/legendary
* dwarf cannons, pikemen, spearmen, axe champion, fir'Bolg, ironclad, heavy cavalry

#CREDITS#
Thanks to all the following whom I shamelessly based my work off of and pulled many sprites, projectiles, meshes, and units from. Apologies if I missed anything here, I tried to be as comprehensive as possible.

Bungie (of course)
Myth2: Medieval
- AxeHero, Knight, Spearhero sword unit collections
Myth2: Diablo
- thin (electro) unit collection
- unraven unit collection
The Seventh God plugin
- dwarf axe unit
- warlock of frost unit
- warlock of fire unit
- nebula ball, ice spike spells
- gas projectile from seventh disciple unit
Creation mapmaking group
http://mirrors.orderofhpak.com/Creation ... urmaps.php
These guys made the most amazing meshes and plugins!
- Morte Della Luna mesh
- Peace on the Ramparts mesh
- Barbarian Valley mesh
- Behind the Library mesh
- River of Gold mesh
Badlands mapmaking group
Another legendary mapmaking group.
- Chimera (credited separately below)
- Belly of the Beast mesh
- Gravediggers mesh
- Titus Groan mesh
- Garden of Segesta mesh
- Red Sands mesh
- Dun Caric mesh
Myth2: Chimera
- wasp, fir'Bolg, Fenris, bonemen units
- Kryilla unit collection
- Fosgaraach Ruillich netplay mesh
Blizzard Entertainment
- for Diablo and Diablo 2 sprites
- stormrider, grenadier, spearmen, sorceress, maggot, conjured one, brutus, screecher unit sprites
Tremor Cannons plugin
- dwarf cannon unit collections
Mazzarin's Demise VI
- fire trail projectile
- chain lightning projectile
- hellfire projectile
Green Berets plugin
- Scorched Earth, Hanging gardens netplay meshes
Magma TFL Multipack
- balor
- I'll dance on your grave netplay mesh
Wild West v2 plugin
- Shoot up the Town netplay mesh
The following mesh plugins
- SIEGE
- DTF_2
- Blood in the Snow
- Lost Paths
- Eyrie
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Re: The New Tactics Plugin

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Looks like this never made it to the tain. I've uploaded it now: http://tain.totalcodex.net/items/show/m ... ew-tactics
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