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Decline 2, We Require More Rains of Stones

Discussion in 'MP Gaming' started by Dayyālu, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Dayyālu Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Thanks to our own raw for the intro, and let's keep the show going. At turn 79, the survivors are:

    + Atlantis, under the wise leadership of Dayyālu, ruling the seas and a bit of everything else
    + Xibalba, under Grimwulf, a lovely Late Game Blood Nation
    + Marverni, under Lizzurd, random madman out of the bowels of the Cyrillic Internets
    + Ermor, enduring under Sqeecoo
    + TNN, with Malakal
    + Lanka, ruled by Joined on the 4th of July

    Good luck to everyone, and let's finish this.
     
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  2. Muty Prophet Patron

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    Wasteland 2 BattleTech
  3. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    For the record: it's currently turn 79, and we've been playing since January. All was fine, until some demented moderator merged our glorious thread with 6 other, less glorious threads, that resulted in complete clusterfuck. But thankfully, Raptor Jesus DarkUnderlord bestowed this sub-forum upon us, so the least we can do is try to save what's left.

    Here we go. Op-post lacks the llamserver link, here: http://www.llamaserver.net/gameinfo.cgi?game=Decline2

    The current map, that is most likely fucked up in several places:

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    Colours:
    Xibalba - badass black;
    Atlantis - depressing blue;
    Tir na n'Og - boring green;
    Marverni - vomit green;
    Ermor - fabulous purple;
    Lanka - where is Lanka? Can't find it. Oh, there it is! Fading red.

    All underwater provinces belong to Atlantis, so didn't mark them in any way. Marverni might have conquered a few during previous turn.

    Next come the Pretenders, including ded ones.

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    And the Thrones. Have to say that balance of power is pretty equal. All thanks to batman who stopped Machakan Throne rush.

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    Finally, short history of the world, done by Atlantis. All credits go to him, although it's not very accurate.

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    A Short History of the World, By Kosuth The Basalt King

    Atlantis and Xibalba spawn near one another, Xibalba nukes the first party of Atlantis on turn 2, getting him pissed off a lot
    Xibalba attacks TC, Atlantis tries to defend TC, fails horribly and decides to start a contaiment policy that also fails horribly
    Helheim dies due to Marverni and Machaka. His cap holds for a ton of time for reasons
    Fomoria and Xibalba get ino a war, Fomoria dies
    Ulm declares war Ermor and Mictlan, wins several battles and is a general nuisance
    Hinnom gets eaten by Xibalba, Atlantis steals the cap and a Throne before the bat armies can reach it
    Mictlan decides to nuke Atlantis and start planning, Atlantis understands that and thanks to Ermor's change of player organizes a nice gangbang
    Mictlan dies, Ulm dies due to bats
    Xibalba declares war against TNN, Xibalba loses war against TNN
    Lanka wins war against Pangaea
    Marverni and Lanka do nothing for 30+ turns
    Machaka goes for Throne rush, get jumped by Xibalba, Atlantis and TNN
    Arco and Berytos do stupid things, gets nuked and Berytos goes AI all of a sudden
    Arco dies, Machaka gets eaten by bats
    Lanka starts summoning tons of Blood stuff, pissing off Atlantis
    Lanka casts Eternal storm, pissing off Xibalba
    Lanka gets gangbanged and casts Astral corruption
     
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  4. JohnTheRevelator Arcane

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    Yeah that history write up isn't accurate at all. It completely omits Kailasa attacking me and it was their cap that held out for very long due to political reasons mostly. Sure Helheim cap lasted longer than it should have because of small, miniscule mistake of mine that's not even worth mentioning, still I got my mages there asap to kill that tree. That whole did nothing for 30 turns is huge stretch as well. 30 turns ago Helheim wasn't dead yet. Chronology in general seems not quite right. I'm pretty sure Fomoria got busted before Helheim for instance. Same for Pangea and Mictlan. Pangea was down to just their cap before Mictlan was even attacked.
     
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  5. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Yeah, actually there were two Xibalba-Fomoria wars. First one ended in status quo, then more than a year later Xibalba attacked again. Fomoria invaded Machaka between these two wars as well.

    And this

    Xibalba declares war against TNN, Xibalba loses war against TNN

    Is bullshit as well. We fought for long, both suffered caslualties, but ended up with what we initially had. Xibalba didn't lose a single province to TNN. In fact, we managed to conquer ourselves a mini-fort.
    ATLANTEAN HISTORIANS
     
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  6. Dayyālu Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    HEY. I am offended.

    No one pays me for a Ph.D. in Dominions History. Gimme me money and I can give you a 150+ page analysis of the game, with pretty pictures, well-researched notes and random sociological musings to please the psychotic feminists in Academia.

    For an hack job done in 2 mins, that is excellent.
     
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  7. raw Arcane Patron

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    How much?
     
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  8. Dayyālu Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Stock payment for such crap? 13k par year for three years is the higher price, for a full 400+ of excruciatingly boring stuff with pictures no one will ever read. 5k each year for three years for the lesser Horror version, with 200+ pages of analysis and commentary.

    Even cheaper? I can go to a 50+ pages paper for 200 bucks and a month, 50 for a 25+ pages one.

    Can do the 15 pages version for free in exchange of RK47's sister's pictures , though.
     
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  9. raw Arcane Patron

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    We cost too much. :negative:
     
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  10. Joined on the 4th of July Arcane

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    Hooray, our own thread in the mmorpg ghetto.

    Map and histories look relatively accurate (bats and frogs can't help themselves from pushing their agenda always and everywhere so they are excused).

    I came here to look for some earlier public diplo messages, but now I have to mine that megathread junkheap.

    :x
     
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  11. raw Arcane Patron

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    One advantage of our own subforum is that I can just put the entire forum on alert instead of just individual threads. :happytrollboy:
     
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  12. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Lanka, I am dissapoint. You could at least try to defend your cap somehow. Oh, well.

    Is this for me?:bounce:

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  13. Joined on the 4th of July Arcane

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    You might have to ask from Dayyālu. He's eyeing it hungrily as well.

    Adn hey... you got to set up an lsd party again at Lanka at least! And not only once.
     
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  14. Lizzurd Cipher

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    So there comes the war report.

    Our peaceful peasants are barely stand against the almighty armies of Atlantis. Exactly here is a summary:
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    For some weird reason the text went wrapped but it is not important (not at all). As you can see Atlantis defended invaded this turn 7 of my provinces. Many citizens were slaughtered and raped! Angry people are already forming a partizan movement to fend off the occupants!
    I also want to note that i conquered only 1 province, not seven as someone may tell you.

    This is a secret picture of my army. As you can Marverni army is really strong, numerous and well equipped. We are sure that Atlantis will stop his defense invasion when he will see this photo.
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    And in the end there is also a picture of glorious Royal Atlantis Army. Isn't it strong?
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    Our nation hopes that this invasion will soon end and that Atlantis will pay for useless deaths. Preferably in gems.
     
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  15. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Back off, frog lord! Crazy ape is mine!

    Looks legit. So, 1,5 frogmen conquered 6 of your provinces? That's a war crime.
     
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  16. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Poor Mictlan, slandered even in death. Didn't start a single fucking war. :M

    (Kailasa, maybe? They went A.I. though)

    Perhaps there will be a retelling, something along the lines of this?

    I enjoy playing Mictlan though, would play again. Different bless though, with the nerf to Jags.
     
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  17. Johannes Arcane

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    That's some bullshit history, I never went for any throne rush, and made peace with TNN (which I attacked for economic reasons and was succesful against) as soon as the batmen convinced Atlantis to gang up on me and help them win.

    Also no note of the 4v1 war I survived earlier, focus is on lies over actual facts.
     
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  18. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    By the way, I mentioned that thing in previous thread. raw, can you gimme a permission to post your glorious CALLING FOR GANGBANG in private group convo? Since both Helheim and Machaka are dead already, it would be nice for the sake of history. I find it hilarious, especially considering the fact of how effective was Machaka at fighting 4 nations at once.

    Now that's a lie. Atlantis joined the war after Xibalba took the upper hand, and Machakan defeat was guaranteed. I didn't CONVINCE them, just told both Atlantis and Marverni that Xibalba doesn't want Machakan Thrones, so they can take them over for all I care.
     
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  19. Johannes Arcane

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    Meh, I kinda fucked the 4v1 up with that one stale costing me a fort (which I took back a year later) and almost 20 mages.
     
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  20. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    You made it out of 4vs1 with basically the same borders you had initially. It's not something you see in every game.

    Machaka sucks in EA, though. You were doomed right from the draft.
     
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  21. Malakal Arcane

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    I'd like to point out it wasnt 4vs1 since only me and Fomoria did any actual work.
     
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  22. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Helheim tried to attack, I witnessed at least one attempt of storming Machakan castle. That failed miserably due to SUDDEN Iron Lion Zion inside.

    Fomoria moved in a large stack of Unmarked ones, smth like 150 IIRC, and that was still rather early game. They could inflict some damage on northern Machaka, but unfortunately most of them deserted for unclear reasons:roll:
     
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  23. raw Arcane Patron

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    Sure, go ahead.
     
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  24. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    RAW INSPIRATION

     
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  25. raw Arcane Patron

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    I actually never inteded to storm the castle, I was after his army. I made the strategically sound decision to wait one turn for reinforcements when the Iron Lion 1vs100 my army while the actual Machakan army cut me off in one swift move, nuking my entire force. Johannes knows how to end people's games.
     
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