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Old November 25th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Default Re: Dominions 3 no longer available from Shrapnel?

is user "johan ostermann" a relative to IW ?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 09:10 AM

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I'm a relative to Kristoffer Osterman, who is half of illwinter. And I did some very minor work on various iterations of dominions, mainly writing fluff descriptions with a bit mechanics input.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Ok, thanks. I was wondering how about how accurate your insight might me. If you know K or J, its probably valid. Thanks for answering.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 09:57 AM

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I have been the brother of Kristoffer for 38 years and known JK for 18, so I should hope I know them better than people that perform internet exegetics on forum posts.
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+15 bonus points for using exegetics in a sentence.
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Indeed! I actually had to look that term up in a dictionary.

With regard to the English language and general online conversations, that usually happens about once or twice a year unless we dive into very specific areas that have their own professional vocabulary (such as medicine for one). This was the second time this year. The previous one was related to a specific type of pattern that appears on the fur of a specific breed of cat.
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JO would definitely be the freshest source of information we have had here for quite a while. It bodes well for the future that he has appeared.
So on this forum, any questions would best be directed to him.
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Default Re: Dominions 3 no longer available from Shrapnel?

Are the invision forums no longer around, or something?

Also, a price drop means more players, which means a bigger, more active, community. Which means more mods, more demand for patching, and a greater motivation for patching. I'm not saying that Illwinter is suddenly going to plunge back into Dominions III, but as human beings, they may be more inclined to help out a more vibrant community than a stagnant one.
And, you know, more mods. Maybe some enterprising young coder will take an interest in the game's AI and release an unofficial patch. We can dream, right?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:07 PM

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I think there actually are some mage AI mods out there, but I haven't seen any multiplayer games using them.
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Are the invision forums no longer around, or something?

Also, a price drop means more players, which means a bigger, more active, community. Which means more mods, more demand for patching, and a greater motivation for patching. I'm not saying that Illwinter is suddenly going to plunge back into Dominions III, but as human beings, they may be more inclined to help out a more vibrant community than a stagnant one.
And, you know, more mods. Maybe some enterprising young coder will take an interest in the game's AI and release an unofficial patch. We can dream, right?
Dom3Mods is still active, more so than here in fact: http://z7.invisionfree.com/Dom3mods/index.php

Also I don't think a coder would be able to do anything with the AI no matter how enterprising, that stuff is all locked up in the game's exe file, there's no ini files or anything like that that can be edited. There have been a few attempts at improving the AI casting by making some spells less likely to be cast by unscripted mages through modding though.
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