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Dominions 4 Play By Email - Game Complete!

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Mraston, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Mraston Learned

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    Sign up for the game here; http://www.llamaserver.net/gameinfo.cgi?game=Decline


    I'm keen to get a large long term Dominions 4 game together.

    Who is interested?

    2 day turn time limit, as many players as we can get.

    We may as well use http://www.llamaserver.net/

    Be a God or Goddess and sign up.

    Here's the Nation/Username list for Diplomatic communications;

    Abysia - Mraston
    Atlantis - Dayyālu
    Caelum - Anhur
    Lemuria (aka Unexpected Nation) - raw
    Midgard - Berekän
    Ragha - KoolNoodles
    C'tis - KCR
    Bogarus - LongDongSilver
     
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  2. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    I bite. You would probably do well by avoiding a disciple game. The last one on codexia (I know of) failed.
     
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  3. Mraston Learned

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    Yeah, not a disciple game I was thinking just a straight up vanilla Dom4 free for all.
     
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  4. Berekän #11231 Patron

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    Sure, I can do another
     
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  5. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    We did a Disciple game on here and it worked fine, the other team just surrendered super early after getting punched in the face a few too many times.
     
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  6. Mraston Learned

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    So we've got four players. I was thinking of putting a thread up in the Desura Dom4 Mutliplayer forums to get some more players, or are you guys happy with four players?
     
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  7. raw Arcane Patron

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    I am up.

    I suggest no disciples and no thrones.
     
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  8. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    Shameless lie :nocountryforshitposters:

    Getting a disciple game started takes too much time for us lowly padawans.

    I'd just wait a few more days. I could also relay messages to the players of our former successful (but disrupted due to a bug) codex game.
     
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  9. Berekän #11231 Patron

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    Yeah, I think we can get a few more players if we wait a couple days
     
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  10. panzertoter Arcane

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    Count me in.
     
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  11. Mraston Learned

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    Ok, we wait!

    Why no thrones?
     
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  12. raw Arcane Patron

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    - they give buffers an inherent advantage
    - i dont like the victory condition
     
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  13. Mraston Learned

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    OK, I'm ambivalent towards them, how does everyone else feel about thrones?
     
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  14. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Hmm, thrones are pretty much the accepted victory condition in most MP games. The bonuses given out are mild for the most part and not game changing. It gives something to strive for and creates conflict where otherwise there might not be. It's the difference between capture the flag/king of the hill and just plain old deathmatch. It only adds to the game.

    I'm in favor of thrones. The game is called THRONES OF ASCENSION.
     
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  15. DakaSha Self-Ejected

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    thrones of pussy
     
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  16. pakoito Arcane

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    Pussy is good. Everyone tries to get as much as they can handle.
     
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  17. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    Explain why KotH is better than "plain old Deathmatch".

    I dislike thrones, because they add another random advantage to some players (placement, buff to sacreds).
     
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  18. Zibniyat Arcane

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    I'd like to play as well. What map are we going to use?
     
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  19. Mraston Learned

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    Alright, I think we got a couple more players.

    Let's start in 48 hours. I will set up a Llamanet server.

    We will be using a default map, I will pick it once I work out the exact number of players we have, which I think is 6.
     
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  20. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    I somewhat agree with your concerns, but every nation has access to at least some sacreds, and most of the buffs are negligible, and the placement argument could be used for unique sites, or farmlands, or choke points on random maps, or......

    Mainly the randomness ties into why I prefer thrones and "alternate" game play/victory. I've been playing variations on deathmatch since I was in diapers, so anything that breaks that up I'm going to be biased towards. Dominions is not chess(vast swings in nation difficulty/ability), so I like the chaos.
     
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  21. Dayyālu Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'd like to join too. I support Thrones: been ages since my last Dom match, but I'd like to try the new victory conditions.

    Standard questions:

    Age? I'd suggest going for Late Age. Bit of Decline never killed anyone.

    UW and "peculiar" nations (Ermor, R'lyeh) are kosher?
     
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  22. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Nothing wrong with underwater(in LA that's basically just R'lyeh though, at least at start). Problem with the domkill nations is that you are pretty much going to be targeted and killed ASAP, probably ganged up on.
     
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  23. Mraston Learned

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  24. Mraston Learned

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    BTW, I'm playing Abysia :)
     
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  25. raw Arcane Patron

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    by the way dominions 4 received a patch today. anyone got the notes?
     
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