The great Undead Army

resolved

#1

Summary:
I’ve noticed on 2-3 playthroughs of hard mode that I just come across a gianttttttttt group of undead units(skeletons/zombies) that seemingly spawn randomly or at least 1 month in to the game.
Steps to reproduce:

  1. Play hard mode
  2. Wait
    3)???
    4)Dead
    Expected Results:
    Not getting utterly demolished by 20-ish undead units
    Actual Results:
    Getting demolished or at least losing 4-5 knights(with the best armour available)
    Notes:

Attachments:

Version Number and Mods in use:
Alpha 16, development-2924
System Information:
Windows 7 64-bit


#2

hmm… not sure this is a bug or not… paging @linda


#3

Interesting. What’s the shortest period of time you’ve seen before this happens? Perhaps the game is …encouraging you to prioritize defense in hard mode? Curious what Linda says. :slight_smile:


#4

I did manage to defeat them one time. Though I had 3 clerics lvl 6 after some hardcore bug abusing(continously using potions/bandages made by herbalist on a footman at seemingly full health), and 4 knights and 3 archers with best gear.
Also carefully making them all focus 1 unit at a time.

@megashub
I think around day 15 of Dewmum(2nd month). I think I have a save of this. There’s actually a lot of them stacked ontop of eachother.


#5

I had a group like this spawn. 1 knight, 1 cleric, 1 archer, and 2 footmen took care of it with little problem. Was pretty epic to watch though!

Edit: spawn size was about 16-18 undead


#6

I did have a save with the army already spawned and managed to record the 'battle’
I also sped up the recordng by 150% because it’s a rather long fight.
I recorded it into 2 fights but the 2nd half is too large. You can see where the group spreads out from ontop eachother though in this one.


#7

how many hearthlings did you have?
Cause the raids are scalled in difficulty depending on how many hearthlings you have.

also in that gif you have no damage dealing classes…


#8

I have 2 archers shooting them with fire arrows from afar(both level 6)?

And I had 22 hearthlings in that game.


#9

I had a group of 16 zombies sitting outside my wall, my troops looked bored so I sent my 1 tank, 4 footman, 2 archers and 1 cleric out there to say hi. Apparently it was like Christmas to them cause they all came back safe, cracked open a fresh keg(no idea where they got this) and told stories around the fire.


#10

I don’t know about you, but I’ve usually got excess grain stores… I figure it’s only a matter of time until the Cook figures out they can be fermented.


#11

I mean the “courage” buff of knight’s does look like a flask. Liquid courage is in the game, a keg doesn’t sound too outlandish.


#12

I do have people sporadically passed out all over the ground here lately.


#13

More of a tuning issue than a bug. That raid spawns 10-20 undead, which indeed seems like too many. Thanks for pointing this out! This will be adjusted & tuned by the next build.


#14

Thank you for all your hard work!
First time seeing your name on discourse(though I hadn’t really use it in months before lately).
Glad to see how far Stonehearth has come.


#15

But…zombies…fun…

Sad hearthlings