Assassins...sigh. This is one area of the TW series that I keep wishing CA would fix ever since the original Shogun. I love using assassins in my gameplay as a concept but the constant babysitting and the fact that my CTRL-S and CTRL-L keys are getting worn out from over use is killing all the fun I should be having.
I definately don't want uberkillers running around with laser beam eyes or anything but when my 7 star assassin with a 95% chance to kill a 1 star merchant dies during the mission...well it honestly takes a few years off my life. I like the fact that TW now has it (or maybe they always did?) that an assassin can fail a mission without dying but when the kill chance is at 95%, the chance of him dying should pretty much be 0%.
So I humbly ask if there is any mod out there or any possible way to improve on assassins. Some ideas of the top of my head would be:
-To give in the map bubble that shows up over a target, the percentage of a kill, a failure w/o agents death, and a failure with agents death. And to keep them balanced so in the above example the chance of agent death is 0%. Don't get me wrong, it should be balanced and killing a king, prince or pope should be damn hard and always have a chance of agent death.
-Even if it were impossible for agent death on my 1 star merchant target, now, if the assassin fails, there's a chance that his rating could go down. So that all those dozens of needless deaths you orchestrated to get him up 1 star higher is now pointlessly lost, so you still have to play the "quick save, quick load" game with every target. To counter this it would be nice if rather then your agents rating going down for every miss, the target security rating would increase after absolutely every miss. So if you don't kill the target you lose nothing, but that target is now harder to kill next time, so you can't keep trying over and over again on the same target with no consequences.
My modding knowledge is a big fat zero but some the mods you guys pump out of here are pure magic, so I'm just asking my betters if anything like this possible of if anyone has any tips on how to better use assassins in general.