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Old December 11th, 2006, 11:05 AM
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Troy S. Goodfellow, freelance writer and Computer Games magazine contributor, has just posted his interview with Kristoffer Osterman of Illwinter Game Design. You'll find the article at Flash of Steel (link).
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Will you ever leave the Dominions series behind to try something new?

We will probably leave the dominions series sooner or later. We haven’t really started on any new projects, but we have some ideas. There are still lots of new nations in my mind for Dominions 3 patches, but we have also begun fiddling with new game ideas. They might or might not end up in the Dominions universe.


Please let it end up in the dominions universe.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 11:20 AM
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Nice review! Thanks for the link.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 11:27 AM
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Interesting interview, I think overall Illwinter is correct, the majority of players want more content, more depth, more of everything.

For such a huge game, its amazing just how balanced Dom3 is, so far I have not come across anything which can be exploited to guarentee you a win with any nation 100% of the time.

Having joined with Dom3, I hope to see it continue to develope, its a excellent game and I hope the developers continue to be stimulated and interested in there creation.
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Dominions 4 is a must have!
Well not that I could play with it, since I am stopping computer gaming from the summer...
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Give me an oblivion style dominions action/rpg NOW!
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Dominions 4 is a must have!
Well not that I could play with it,
I strongly agree... I'm definitely ready to support and provide ideas for Dominions_4.

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DominionsFan said:since I am stopping computer gaming from the summer...
Dominions_4 probably won't arrive until end of 2008 at the very earliest.
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For such a huge game, its amazing just how balanced Dom3 is, so far I have not come across anything which can be exploited to guarentee you a win with any nation 100% of the time.
Ive seen some posted. Actually, Ive seen quite a few posts along those lines. Whats fun, is that they cant seem to agree on what that ONE ultra-killer strategy is.

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Now more than ever is the time to support independent publishers and developers like Illwinter and Shrapnel. The major publishers are taking gaming down a terrible path now that it's becoming more and more mainstream. Micro-transactions, in-game advertising, releasing unfinished and buggy products, lack of depth and originality in gameplay. It's becoming a sad, sad industry that cares more about the almighty dollar than delivering quality products to gamers. The Dominions fanbase may be small and rabid, but it's also loyal and knows what it likes. I have no idea what Illwinter has in mind for its next project but as long as it sticks to its core values, I can't see myself not supporting whatever it is they decide to do.
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For such a huge game, its amazing just how balanced Dom3 is, so far I have not come across anything which can be exploited to guarentee you a win with any nation 100% of the time.
Ive seen some posted. Actually, Ive seen quite a few posts along those lines. Whats fun, is that they cant seem to agree on what that ONE ultra-killer strategy is.

Gee, how strange - nearly every-damn-thing I've read on it is, "Use an uber-blessing to have any prayer against an uber-blessing". The only exception has been, "Use tramplers to take down the mirror images on Van/Helheim".

I've been playing it a fair amount - and probably more MP than you, Gandalf - and I certainly don't consider it to be anything near balanced.

And if a Dom4 is to come out in 2008, I doubt I'll get it unless there's been some patches to Dom3 that do a significant job of addressing the issues.
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