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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Welcome!

And that's a seriously awesome list of stuff you've worked on in the past! Aside from MtG (which I never played), all those titles are among my all time favorites!
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starcryst: Wow, you worked on a lot of cool things!!
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Just in the right place at the right time. I wasn't the lead on any of those projects, just lucky enough to be on the QA and / or Dev team. But MicroProse was an amazing company back in the early days.
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just lucky enough to be on the QA and / or Dev team. But MicroProse was an amazing company back in the early days.
I think almost all my pocket money way going into Microprose games at one point in the late 80's/early 90's. Although I have a Question for the Q&A guy... why didn't Microprose make their keyboard overlays out of stronger card?...

... as the pockey money I didn't spend on Microprose games went on buying sellotape to hold keyboard overlays together

Didn't you guys realise they would need to hold together even after hundreds of hours of use? Cheap card would've been fine had you been making average sort of games, but when making the games you did, no way was the cheap stuff going to last the distance!
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Hello, Beloss here. 20, living in Cal and a big fan of Civ games and Age of Wonders before I was introduced to Dom. Relatively new to Dom 3, have played a long hot seat against a friend but we were basically just throwing troops at each other with minimal utilization of the finer points of the game, so I'm basically still a beginner.
One question I was curious about (And considering the cost of gems I know that this would be suicide in any competitive environment)but I was surprised to find that its possible to raise a units magic power over 9, and into 10 and even 11. Is there any benefit to this? Any bonuses one would get to having Fire power 12? I know that the more death you have the more undead troops you can lead, I also know that higher Nature lets you feed more live longer, but do you get any spell bonuses to having scores above 9?
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Welcome Beloss,
Your general question 'Is there benefit to raising magic path levels above 10?'
An answer but not the most experienced answer 'Yes. Some spells generate more units or magic effects based on path strength. Also, Global Enchantments get a saving throw versus dispel attempts. Having high path usually helps!

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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Usually "is there a benefit" should be changed into "is the benefit I get cost effective. Aren't there other things I could do with these gems that benefit me more?"

Only natural magic levels count for boosting globals. (Empowering counts as a new natural level. Magic items do not).

There are no (known) cutoffs for high magic levels. If you want to try pretenders with high natural levels 8+ etc. The mod Awesome gods has a few. It is a favourite in the Something Awful community. And not as unbalanced as you would think. (Actually not unbalanced at all, ninjadebugger did a good job).
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Thank you very much. So the answer is no for most practical cost effective purposes outside of mods. In any case, thanks for the welcome. If anyone could direct me to a strategy thread that they think is particularly good I would be most obliged.
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Sticky: Guide: The Strategy Index

That's a good read, but the only real way to learn the game is to play in multi-player. Go to the multi-player thread and volunteer to Substitute in an ongoing game. And keep your eyes open for games that are starting. Have Fun!
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Much obliged.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Note that a lot of the strategy advice regarding CBM is outdated. Sadly, most guide writer do not add the versions of the mods they are using to the guides.
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