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Author Topic: Dominions 4 Round 4.02 - 6½ months, thanks for playing  (Read 38945 times)

Delta Foxtrot

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Dominions 4 Round 4.02 - 6½ months, thanks for playing
« on: December 27, 2013, 08:42:40 pm »

Game name: Bay12GamesRound402
Map: Peliwyr (127+18)
Mods: None
Era: LA
Disciples: No
Time allowance: 56h
Special site frequency: 35 (default)
Random event frequency: Common
Score graphs: On
Hall of Fame: 15
Artifact forging limit y/n?: Limited
Thrones:
12/4/2, 14/26
Renaming: Yes

Gamepage on llamaserver

PLAYERS:
Delta Foxtrot - LA Jomon
USEC_OFFICER - LA Caelum
   -Subbed by gman8181 on turn 74
Boksi - LA Patala
Karlito - LA Mictlan
Culise - LA Pangaea
Hugehead - LA Man
lijacote - LA Bogarus
Margrave - LA Abysia
Bluerobin - LA Midgård
tompliss - LA Pythium

Spoiler: Pretender titles (click to show/hide)

The Ascendant, the victorious god in the spoiler:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Graphs of the Finished Game:
Spoiler: Province Graph (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Fort Graph (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Income Graph (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Gem Graph (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Research Graph (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Dominion Graph (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Army Graph (click to show/hide)
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Spoiler: How does PBEM work? (click to show/hide)

Useful links:
Dom4 forums on Desura
Link to Edi's Dom4 Database
An archived snapshot of the Dom3 wiki: Yes, it's still relevant, and it hasn't been replaced yet, so... It has loads of useful information, including strategy guides. Keep in mind that while a lot of this information is still very useful and valid, a lot of it is entirely out-of-date.

Llama Server: the automatic hosting server for our game.
Llama Server's map and mod browser (Yes, it's not really a browser, but you can browse the maps and mods here)

Mostly* stolen from E. Albright who stole it from Akhier the Dragon hearted who stole it from ScriptWolf who stole if from Il Palazzo :P ( with his say so ), and scantly updated for Dom4 by the latest OP E. Albright.

*added a bit about staling/AI-iness to how-PBEM-works.
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So. I've got a feeling that we've got enough players to get a third game rolling even if it won't be quite a dozen players strong.
Settings are negotiable, my preferences are up in the OP. I'd prefer no disciples but I'm willing to budge if we get six players minimum (2v2v2). Quite undecided on nation/era for now. Also any suggestions for throne ratios are welcome.

I'm currently leaning towards LA Patala.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 07:21:36 pm by Delta Foxtrot »
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Karlito

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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 09:24:35 pm »

hrrrrmmmm... hnnnnnnng... tempting, but will I regret it 3 months down the road?
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Delta Foxtrot

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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 09:43:24 pm »

You'd only be in two games, correct? Surely that's manageable. Even at lategame bloat. And it's not like it's turn-a-day at that point anyway.

Well, you know what you can manage.

EDIT:
Number of players pending, I'd be interested in trying out one of Pymous' maps. Because ohgodsopretty:
Atha Avin (81+10)
Biddyn (84+9)
Peliwyr (127+18)
All are full wraparound.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2013, 09:49:12 pm by Delta Foxtrot »
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 09:55:58 pm »

*Pokes head into thread*

I'm up for a round of Dominions. I know enough to get to the middle game, and that's about it. Still, you can't learn if you don't play, eh?
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Delta Foxtrot

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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 10:12:25 pm »

That's more than I knew when I signed up for round 401. Sure I'm in the lower third of players there but I'll make them bleed, you'll see!

I might pick LA Patala, if people want to swing with Late Age.
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 10:13:59 pm »

I've been playing LA Caelum mostly, so if we go Late Age I'll definitely be picking it.
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 03:11:20 pm »

NOOOOOOO I WANNA PATALA I WANNA PATALA I WANNA PATALA WAAAAAAH

But seriously, I have been wanting to try a Dom4 MP game, and I kind of want to try Patala again, seeing as it was my nation in my first Dom3 MP game~

I can probably play something else as well though. I did well with Abysia if I remember correctly. In any case, I'd like to sign up. LA sounds fine to me.
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Delta Foxtrot

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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 04:22:26 am »

LA LA LA LA.
You can have Patala. I just wanted it because it kinda sorta looks neat, like half the nations in LA. Nothing special innit for me.
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 07:50:34 am »

Well, if Boski's Patala, then I guess Id have to be LA Mictlan. (Not quite settled on that, but I do want in).
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Delta Foxtrot

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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2013, 12:45:21 pm »

After juggling a bit I decided on Jomon.

Now to learn how to expand with those expensive buggers.
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2013, 01:08:01 pm »

So, two nations with cap-only amphibious sacreds, one nation that really wants to get underwater, and Caelum. Looks like we'll want a map with plentiful seas. But I guess we'll decide that after signups close.
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Delta Foxtrot

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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2013, 01:19:20 pm »

So, two nations with cap-only amphibious sacreds, one nation that really wants to get underwater, and Caelum. Looks like we'll want a map with plentiful seas. But I guess we'll decide that after signups close.

I figured we'll wait at least until new year. If we're at 4 players at that point I'd be willing to extend sign-ups for another week. Not that 4 players wouldn't get us a tense game.
Whether or not we extend sign-ups past 1st is in the jagged jaws of democracy.

Feel free to toss up some good maps for 4-7 players. I'd prefer 10-15 (land) provinces per player, but can go 15-20 if some good ones are recommended.
I'm still leaning towards those almost waterless maps I linked to.
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013, 03:43:24 pm »

I'd be tempted to play, but I'm afraid I've never done multiplayer, and I'm not very good even at singleplayer.  Nonetheless, I would be interested in taking on T'ien Ch'i, Pangaea, or Man, depending on what other players wish to play as. ^_^
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 04:11:25 pm »

There's plenty of new people here (me, USEC_OFFICER, and I messaged one other). You can't learn unless you play, right?
Basic expansion against independents and some scripting gets you far and that doesn't take long. If you're unsure you can take an SC pretender to help with early expansion.

I've read somewhere that (average) 1 province per turn is a good starting point for first year. In my current game at 401 I botched that up with some silly scripting mistakes on my part. Lost most of my army. 25 turns into the game and at worst I'm the fourth player to be killed. At worst. The game is far from over for me and I was at <10 provinces at the end of year 1.
There's plenty of things I did wrong, both in-game and meta. Now I know a wee bit better. I plan to learn more with this round.

The most important thing is to doodle a bit. Pick a nation, play some games of the first ~10-20 turns. Vary your pretender design, vary your expansion army compositions. See what works, what doesn't. SP won't teach you what's good midgame versus humans so I'll leave that to online games.

And don't fret about pretender design. I'm not wholly satisfied with my 4.01 pretender, I could have done her a lot better but she's done what I wanted her to. Not as effectively and some things are out of her reach due to bad design on my part. Live and learn.
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Re: Dominions 4 Round 4.02: Looking For Players
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 04:32:04 pm »

I figured we'll wait at least until new year.

It'd be convenient for me if we don't actually start playing until the 4th or 5th.
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