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Decline 14: Wasteland 2

Discussion in 'MP Gaming' started by Dayyālu, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Dayyālu Arcane

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    I need my Dominions fix. I need something. I need something different, yet proven.

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    Codexers love the Wastelands, no?

    I'd like to check if there is interest in another dumb lulz game with the Wasteland settings, like the old Pink_Natajara done by good old Caul Shivers. The map will the the 69 ALL WASTELAND map, and the settings will be

    Research - Normal
    Magic Sites - 0
    Indies - 9
    Score Graphs - On
    Hall Of Fame - 15

    Everything can be discussed, of course. I'd like to employ NationGen again, as I've not seen the last versions and I bet my pants that a shitton of retarded stuff got in.

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    Map link: https://a.pomf.cat/ntafhx.rar

    I don't remember if this is the version with broken starts or not, I'll need to check. If I get enough players, I'll start generating batches of NationGen stuff and get around 20-30 insane random choices.

    I'd love to go full Dark Sun and require to larp with a Dragon Pretender, but you bastards won't like it, I guess.

    This game will be, by nature, less micro-intensive and will require different strategies, as the resources are few.

    The Rulers of Dust:

    raw , Per-bayt, MAN - CAVE OF DESIRE
    Muty SUBMIT YOUR CHOICE MUTY
    Joined on the 4th of July Men-nefnakhdu BATCH 3
    Caul Shivers SPIVAZ BATCH 2
    Grimwulf ZIMBABWE BATCH 2
    Zephyr Arsland LAPICH BATCH 1
    Dayyālu HISS'ITH BATCH 3
    Isiloon TSIH'TIS BATCH 2
    sqeecoo CEASIG BATCH 2
    Dreaad XOCO BATCH 1
    Kool Noodles WAKE RAKE BATCH 1

    Ten players. Good for me.
     
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  2. raw Arcane Patron

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    Sounds interesting. I am down.
     
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  3. KoolNoodles Arcane

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  4. Caul Shivers Learned

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    Aye, there's interest alright matey.
    Grimwulf, you old toothless, pox ridden, misbegotten, skirt stained hag of a good for nothin' wench, I require, nay, I demand satisfaction! (not of that kind)
     
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  5. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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  6. Zephyr Arsland Learned

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    Since 2 of my Dominions incarnations are dead, I'm down for this. Pink_Nataraja was really good, from the spectator's point of view at least!
     
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  7. Johannes Arcane

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    I was thinking of joining when I saw a new thread but these rules are retarded.
     
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  8. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Same as the old game, I changed nothing. It's playable and it's even fun, I dare to say.

    If you have suggestions, go wild.
     
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  9. Muty Prophet Patron

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    Wasteland 2 BattleTech
    fuck yeah thats gonna be fugly. Count me in.
     
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  10. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Welcome on-board. I discovered that NationGen added Skeleton giants cavalry, Cavemen cavalry, some inane pop types, cursed troops that revive from death as ghouls, "spawn" troops (recruitable random foulspawns!).

    Truly, the substance of dreams. I'm trying to get some good nations, but I don't know how to make a compilation.
     
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  11. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Hey Dayyālu I would love to do this, make a Samwise Part 2. But with Decline13 and the Codex game on the plate, Cold War likely ending by the time this starts, DeclineNow in flux, and lingering(boring!) games in Decline10 and Nonsense......I need one of them to end probably.
     
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  12. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Kill DeclineNow, it's a mercy kill.

    Or get some diplo on and we finish Dec10 on a friendly battle or sumthin'.

    Well, I see this as a "relaxed" game, with lenient turn times and rather easy on the micro. But we'll see.

    I have generated three batches of nations and I am evaluating them, it's noticeable how 1) Shapechangers are now a minority 2) Air magic is everywhere, instead of Blood 3) Those insane poptypes Grimmie got the other time are nowhere to be seen. The HECK where those things.
     
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  13. Malakal Arcane

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    Do a big batch of nations then cut off the most imba ones and then let players pick and make a mod out of picked nations.

    Thats how best nationgen games worked for domg.
     
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  14. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Oh well, that's a thing. If people want to check the 60 or so nations I generated, here we have the three batches in a single archive:

    https://a.pomf.cat/tzbjal.7z

    My initial plan was to cut everything down to 20 or so nations (killing off the more boring options and the like) and I even made a list of 28 nations, but well, let's give the players the maximum freedom - and save me quite some time in writing down the seed codes- . I don't see particularly umbalanced ones (I guess NationGen improved on that matter).

    Whatevs. This is, as I said, a rather relaxed game. Go for it, if you find something interesting pick it. If you find something clearly unbalanced, report it and we'll see.

    For now, we have.....

    Dayyālu
    raw
    Grimwulf
    Caul Shivers
    Zephyr Arsland
    Muty

    C'mon, KoolNoodles. Look at my puppy eyes.

    A single word to those who haven't played the first Wasteland game: gold is gonna be tight. As gems. Plan accordingly, and test in SP if the expansion and the nations are viable. Blood nations are at a definite disadvantage here, due to the lack of 5k+ provinces, and the shitty slave hunt efficiency.

    If other players wants to join, get in freely. Don't worry about the 69 limit, I guess we can get up until to 8-9 players before it gets annoying. And it will be annoying nonetheless :lol:
     
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  15. Dayyālu Arcane

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    I forgot: Dreaad stop having a life and join my game, I need someone to betray me in diplo and to suffer my autism outbursts.
     
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  16. Caul Shivers Learned

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    Put me down for batch 3, Spivaz, for the time being good sir. I may yet find something more fanciful.
     
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  17. raw Arcane Patron

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  18. Zephyr Arsland Learned

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    60 nations? For realz? Wow.

    I'm on a bus right now. I'll be home in 6 hours. At some point in time after that, I'll pick my nation from the Vaults of Madness. Yay! Thanks, Dayyālu!
     
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  19. Dreaad Arcane

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    :salute: I will provide you with maximum butthurt.

    Edit: Wasteland c = too many sprites in mod nik got fell raped.
     
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  20. Joined on the 4th of July Arcane

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    Hot tip: Kapka in set B: monkeys with Light Bear Cavalry.

    That set crashed my Dominions too.
     
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  21. Dreaad Arcane

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    Also loading more than one at a time causes recruitment table problems with commanders.
     
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  22. Caul Shivers Learned

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    Here's a thought. Try em out one at a time. My brilliance is sometimes just outright outrageously dazzling.

    Let's git this show on the road. Comrade's 9th Airborn Legion is operational and ready for aktion.
     
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  23. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, someone gives words of wisdom.

    Stop helping me Caul, or I'm gonna send you a cookie by mail.
     
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  24. Dreaad Arcane

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    And then at the end some poor soul has to make the ones people choose work together?

    Just curious how it works is all.
     
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  25. Caul Shivers Learned

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    Not just any poor sod sole but your very own Dayyālu. It's actually not complicated to punch in those extra 8ish seeds again though admittedly Dayyālu gets easily confused so someone might need to hold his hand.
     
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