I agree, this change sucks, they should abolish the sliders, keep the Pre-Battle OOB-Screen itself and mix it with the old grouping system.
Look at this reddit post:
If you count the upvotes for the thread, it is by far the post with the most votes on r/bannerlord, on the very top and over 90% in that post want the old grouping system back.
It is very clear. TW should heed the wishes of the community.
Well, where are probably more people active: This forum or Reddit? I'm betting, there are more active users in reddit and r/bannerlord and r/Mountandblade than in this forum, simply because it is a social media platform, people pool their interests in different Reddit forums they follow, so you reach more people there, since it is easier, to manage all your gaming interests in several Reddit forums on one page, Reddit, instead of making a library with bookmarkings for all the seperate forums, game devs themselves build on their webpages.According to my Poll, not many people are really concerned about it!
Though the majority of the respondents feel the new system is not working, only 29 people thought it was important to respond. As far as statistics/polling is concerned, this is a very small sample and not very representative compared to the hundreds that frequent this Forum.
So, that clearly says people have other things to complain about than express their opinions about this particular issue. People think maybe this is not such a big deal/priority at this time...who knows.
It's pretty sad.
In the meantime, I tolerate (not accept) the new system and treat raw Tier 1 Recruits as cannon fodder, who either survive their trial by combat in battle or they die, I just don't care about them.
Or, if I need to only recruit a small number of troops to fill up again, I only recruit Tier 2+ Troops and travel a town or village further instead of recruiting recruits, if there are still open slots remaining.
That's good to know that I'm not the only one along with a small handful in this forum that are ranting and raving about that!
"In the meantime..." I am actually doing the same thing you just described because I'm also very hopeful it is going to be fixed even though officials are not saying anything about it!
dude, at this rate, i'm going to learn coding. and make my own bannerlord with black jack and hookers before they finish the EA and complete the game that's actually nice and playable.Apparently NO CHANGES are going to be made, it is as intended ... ARRGGH! ..don't you love half baked, hard coding
I echo all of these sentiments exactly.strongly agree with the OP! now we have no player agency, the formations are determined by AI decisions rather than player assignments. and much like just after the EA, there's no formation save. we have to do this **** every freaking field battle. it's beyond absurd and annoying.
i want my 8 formations that can be set and saved back
in fact i want different loadouts so i can swap formation groups on the fly. like a siege load out or a village load out or a vs khuzaid load out etc.
i want a new feature where you can split a group of the same troops say 20 legionaries into 2 groups of 10 each. then set them into different formations.
what people WANT is:
--SET UP ONCE AND DONE
what people DONT WANT is:
--AUTOMATICALLY SET PARAMETERS
--TEDIOUS REPETITION OF DOING THE SAME THING EVERY TIME BEFORE/AFTER A BATTLE