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Author Topic: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension  (Read 429543 times)

Shadowlord

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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2310 on: May 18, 2016, 10:59:04 pm »

I might be up for a new game too, if it's EA or MA.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2311 on: May 19, 2016, 02:52:55 am »

I'm all for Normal/Vanilla and if none else (especially anyone with expierence) wants to host, I will give it a shot, but I might be weird with settings.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2312 on: May 19, 2016, 03:01:14 am »

Well, I suggest in that case we go with Early age levels of magic sites, easy research compared to normal research, and the worthy heros mod is fun if not absolutely necessary. Then we get a map with 15 lands per player and we should be good, but yes, EA or MA sound good.
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« Reply #2313 on: May 21, 2016, 08:29:07 pm »

...if you're masochistic, an updated version of the Cataclysm mod just got released...
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2314 on: May 21, 2016, 08:30:14 pm »

Ah, thank you.  I'd actually been experimenting with that for the last couple weeks against the AI, so it's welcome to see. ^_^
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2315 on: May 21, 2016, 10:03:28 pm »

...if you're masochistic, an updated version of the Cataclysm mod just got released...

This looks excellent for multiplayer matches! A shame about the pd though.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2316 on: May 21, 2016, 10:42:35 pm »

...if you're masochistic, an updated version of the Cataclysm mod just got released...

Nope. Not happening for me. Arcoscephale mages drive me nuts. This? Nope. Nonononononononononononononononononononope. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE!
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2317 on: May 22, 2016, 03:52:06 am »

I'm gonna try that mod out, but I'd rather play a Vanilla game currently to be honest. Well Vanilla with worthy Heros 5_5, default settings for the most part, maybe have just 4 or 5 thrones, but have them all be 3 point-thrones.  Easy research, too.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2318 on: May 22, 2016, 04:05:21 am »

I think the issue with 3 point thrones and the reason I didn't bother having 2 point thrones even is a lot of the later ones can be considered so game changing that they may be best for single player games. Having all the thrones be 3 point thrones mitigates things somewhat, but it would favor expanders who manage to get two thrones.
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« Reply #2319 on: May 22, 2016, 07:04:47 am »

I prefer all thrones to be of same level for fairness, and I prefer to avoid level 3's for reasons already stated. I seem to recall that most thrones that provide new mages are lvl 1 or 2, can't remember which though. That used to be my biggest reason for leaning one way or the other.
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Shadowlord

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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2320 on: May 22, 2016, 08:31:20 am »

Also the level 3 thrones have extremely strong defenders and pretender-level leaders guarding them (with high-end spells). It's possible to lose an entire army to them, and you generally have to wait pretty late in the game to even be able to assault them with some chance of success. (OTOH I rolled over one in one game with a single marble oracle because basically everything there did shock damage, so I just tailored him to be immune to their shit)
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2321 on: May 22, 2016, 11:20:25 am »

Also the level 3 thrones have extremely strong defenders and pretender-level leaders guarding them (with high-end spells). It's possible to lose an entire army to them

I've seen level 2 thrones with these...
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2322 on: May 22, 2016, 11:32:56 am »

Those aren't typically quite as strong, but vOv. :P
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2323 on: May 22, 2016, 12:09:35 pm »

I think a limited amount of strong (and hard to take) thrones would focus politics and action on small POI. Optimally someone that hosted before could host, but the suprising win in Bay420 makes me want moar.
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Re: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
« Reply #2324 on: May 22, 2016, 01:08:33 pm »

I think level 2 thrones are good for that to be honest. Alternatively if you want limited thrones that would form points of interest and you absolutely need to include a level 3 throne, I would suggest 1 3 throne, 2 2thrones, and 4 1 thrones or something like that, with winner needing to take total throne points -1 or 2, so that the highest throne is always a point of contention. Mind you, no idea how balanced it is.
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