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Old February 19th, 2013, 08:58 PM

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Default Why do you play dominions?

pretty broad question, eh folks?

in a very round about way, this question came up on another forum.

the prevailing opinion was, play to win. and only play to win.

i personally don't play solely to win. and boy, did those folks have a lot to say about that. in short, they continually trolled my posts, twisted what i said, indicated that(i think) i might have a dual personality disorder, and, even though i wasn't complaining about losing, continually belittled me for whining and moaning about losing(i know that sounds wierd, but it is honestly what happened-as best as i can tell)

so here i am. on the nearly defunct shrapnel forum. and im asking you boys and girls, is winning the only thing?
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:13 PM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

It's a philosophical question.

We are all winners! (and sometimes whiners)
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:24 PM

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my new policy is to thank any post that makes me actually LOL.(i have to make noise-otherwise, no thank you. yellow, you get one.)
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:43 PM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

I play because its the deepest game out there. I learn new things and develop new strategies every game.
There is so much to remember, I tend to forget a lot of things I learned in the past.

If I only cared about winning, I would just arrange 3 on one ganks every game like most people do.
But my biggest enjoyment is figuring out strategies to counter what my opponents are throwing at me.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

It depends on the forum you are on. I think this forum might have shifted abit.

I love Dominions for the variations. My own answer has changed over the years. With Dom1 and Dom2 I played mp games. King of the Hill games on small to medium maps. But I did prefer team games or alliances where I could be more of a support player.

During Dom2 I joined the Beta Test group so when Dom3 came along I was already playing it all day every day for about a year before it was released. By the release time I was pretty burned out on it so I was playing it more solo for the RPG flavor on much bigger maps with much wilder settings and mods. I love underdog nations and "works only once" strategies.

I still play an occassional MP game but usually only if it has some really interesting quirk to it other than just stab everyone.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 01:02 AM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

I play because I like the different nations (my favorite changes quite often) and I enjoy playing them in MP games, mostly for the challenge real players represent. The AI is not a very entertaining opponent. I do try my best to win but I think that's a given for most players.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:40 AM
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It's not our respect you need, it's your own. Man the **** up.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:13 AM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

Man Who Constantly Complains About Own Mediocrity Actively Limits Himself While Playing, Becomes Angry When Told So
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:15 AM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

Seriouspost since you've run away from those meanies at dom3 mods: Playing optimally and crushing your enemies is fun. Losing is not fun. There is no dichotomy between 'fun' and 'playing to win'.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 08:31 AM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

i did not say there was. again, twisting the post to make it self defeating.

i said, is it the only thing-is there only one 'right' way to play.

wow. a lot of resistance to a very simple(and quite frankly harmless) idea
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