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Old October 12th, 2006, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Favorite nations so far?

I really like MA man, tower of avalon so far. Its very wheel of time and easy to play, powerful. Good for a new player.

Only played 3 nations so far thou, when I play a nation, I really play a nation, like to complete the game to the end.
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Tien Chi early and middle

the immortals are AWSOME

and Marignon because they are insane

and LA Man because defenders pwn

I think LA ryleh and Ermor are actually overpowered, once I was playing against Ryleh and they got a Vastness on the third turn, needless to say I was down pretty quick
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I'm having a lot of fun with Patala right now. I'm not yet any good with them, but having fun! =)
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EA Caelum -> Loving Eaglekings and Thunderstrike!
EA Helheim -> Sacred Units with Water 9 bless... unstoppable (against computer at least).

Those are really the only two I've been able to spend much time with.
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I think LA ryleh and Ermor are actually overpowered, once I was playing against Ryleh and they got a Vastness on the third turn, needless to say I was down pretty quick
Overpowered is good for a few nations... if they were all balanced then SP gamers would have to resort to editing .map files much sooner to enjoy a challenging game.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 10:13 PM

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Yes but what if you want play AS one of the overpowered nations?
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Old October 12th, 2006, 10:16 PM

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Most overpowered nations have a critical weakness or inherent flaw so that no matter how 'overpowered' a nation can be defeated with the application of solid strategy.

Even under the nature of luck in the game.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 10:19 PM

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Default Re: Favorite nations so far?

True, and you can play in more fun/odd ways that aren't quite so good - turmoil and luck for example (instead of order). still, even from what I can see from my rather poor perch in the demo, a balance mod, or a lot of patches will be needed to balance things out, especially for multiplayer.
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Everyone has their own opinion on balance in games such as these. However, it would be safe to say you should probably see the full game and the full length and breadth of what the game offers. It does have nation shifts, strategy shifts, and that doesn't even include the diplomatic play.
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Actually you will all be surprised to find out that the most overpowered nation in Dom3 is Oceania. Running multiple games with 79 nations on a fast burn (all AI and hosting continually) tended to show Ermor taking an early lead till about turn 20, then Oceania leads by turn 50. Of course eventually Arcos gains enough magic to make a strong showing and not enough games were run to the final win in order to make any guess at the actual most common winner in huge games.

So Id say Ermor on small maps, and Oceania on medium maps, and Arcos on large maps.
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