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Author Topic: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension  (Read 192757 times)

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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 02:24:21 pm »

Hah, I went to their site to check if there was any Dominions 4 on the horizon just a couple of weeks ago.  Apparently my timing is terrible (and/or just shy of impeccable).


Yeah, pretty much this. And at about the half way point, a lot of the compelling factors of the game stop mattering. When you've searched half the map for sites with a rainbow mage, none of the new ones really benefit you anymore. While I appreciate how open-ended Dom 3 is with the rules and limitations, sometimes I think the game would be more fun to play with a few more limitations in place. Less is more, and all that.
I'd cautiously agree on that point - I definitely favour the level of choice and freedom you get in Dom 3 so I'd be wary about limiting it at all, but I do find that as the game goes on any choices I made/make all just kinda merge together as absolutely everything becomes available - if e.g. I choose to specialise in Death and Astral magic at the start, I'd kinda prefer not to find that by end game I have full access to all the other spheres to exactly the same extent; basically in Dom 3 the end-game is pretty much the same whatever race or god you picked as it becomes increasingly easy to unlock everything. 

I say that cautiously and warily because it'd be hard to get the balance just right - too easy to go too far the other way and limit everything too much, losing a lot of the freedom that sets it apart from other more run-of-the-mill titles.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2013, 02:26:19 pm »

And like I said, it makes you recruit dozens of leaders who you don't care about. I personally like to manage my hero leaders and make them badass, back stories, custom names, yadda yadda. But the late game requirements basically make that too tedious to be fun anymore.
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2013, 03:31:58 pm »

For once my curse has benefitted everyone.

The second I bought Dominions 3 BOOM! 4 is announced.

You are welcome.

Anyone have any other sequels they are hoping for?
« Last Edit: June 18, 2013, 03:40:07 pm by Neonivek »
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 03:46:38 pm »

For once my curse has benefitted everyone.

The second I bought Dominions 3 BOOM! 4 is announced.

You are welcome.

Anyone have any other sequels they are hoping for?
Homeworld 3 please and a new FF tactics   :D

Back on topic I've not played 3 long enough to say what I would like them to change but a better diplomacy system would be cool maybe more summons or something
« Last Edit: June 18, 2013, 03:49:47 pm by Alkhemia »
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2013, 05:56:43 pm »

I hope they'll sell it on steam/gg/other, and not some shit, third-world service, for a ridiculous, unacceptable price, like they did Dom3. The amount of people interested in it will be small enough without poor marketing choices.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2013, 05:58:38 pm »

If they bring back ages I hope they include a fantasy age that allows the use of all nations (though only... one iteration of a single nation)

As well I personally would love either more customizable pretenders or just flat out more with new styles.
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2013, 06:00:13 pm »

I hope they'll sell it on steam/gg/other, and not some shit, third-world service, for a ridiculous, unacceptable price, like they did Dom3. The amount of people interested in it will be small enough without poor marketing choices.

It didn't seem to bother them a lick last time. Illwinter makes some...interesting choices for distribution, and seem more than willing to skip exposure in favor of all sales being through their website.

Who knows, maybe they've looked up and noticed it's 2013 now. I hope so at least. But I can guarantee it will be at least a $50 title at release, and it will probably not go on sale for 3 years until they're convinced every single possible buyer at $50 was found.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2013, 07:44:56 pm »

Antioch you're a genius. That small change of not requiring a commander to move some chaff over to the next province would be such an improvement in the micro department. Along with being able to set rallypoints and move-orders for more than one turn maybe Ermor wouldn't be such a pain to play.

Looking forward to the game. I really hope they give the interface some big improvements since it wasn't excactly stellar in the last one.
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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2013, 09:50:08 pm »

Awesome, and agreed—some streamlining in the late game would be welcome.
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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2013, 09:56:11 pm »

The $50+ price tag was because Illwinter was tied to Shrapnel, who was doing the (exclusive) distributing and price determination. Once that contract ran out, Illwinter dropped the price drastically and applied for Greenlight. A NEW game, though... we'll see if they go with full price or start it lower.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2013, 10:14:30 pm »

Hot damn! PTW!!

I hope they don't go the way of Conquest Elysium with simplified combat. Adding seasons like they are in CE would be awesome thou. >_< So excited!
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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2013, 10:23:37 pm »

Hot damn! PTW!!

I hope they don't go the way of Conquest Elysium with simplified combat. Adding seasons like they are in CE would be awesome thou. >_< So excited!

Well it worked in CE where everything was very localized. Where as Dominions takes place over huge areas.

Basically CE could have taken place in a single province.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2013, 09:45:40 pm »

How happy I am.

Must dominate more as the Blood Apes.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2013, 09:54:45 pm »

Ptw
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2013, 03:03:24 am »

Didn't Dominions 3 already have seasons with various effects? Though you didn't see the map change I'm pretty sure it affected the cold/hot scale and some events.
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