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Old January 28th, 2006, 03:19 PM
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Default Re: The Winnowing (Noob Game) - open

This is a great idea! Glad to see new Shrapnel accounts. I'm pretty new at MP, but I'll let this one go unless you have a hard time getting full 17. I still haven't played all the nations yet, so I don't mind anything new (not Jotunheim)
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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:25 PM
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I've been convinced... I'll play as Ermor.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:28 PM

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There will be a master password for this game as it is my policy to use one for all games I host. If you like I will share the password with QM or one or two other veteran players so that we can check your turns at your request.

Another small note on the topic of passwords. I want everyone to password thier pretenders. Doesnt matter if its just two letters or something. Just put a password on for your pretender own sake, ok?

This game will be TCP/IP and run 24hr QuickHost (QH).

Diplomacy is critical to any dom2 MP game. Without it, when you are the largest player, every will immediately turn against you. Be in constant contact with your neighbors, trading items, gems and intel. Forge NAPs and alliances as you see fit. Be very careful of breaking agreements tho as your reputation will impact people's desire to do business with you in the future.

Lastly, as for getting advice if you need it: while shovah does have some technical knowledge, it would be better to seek advice from the very highly experienced players like QM, arch, boron, and myself. This can best be done via IRC at irc.gamesurge.net in channel #dominions. And of course you can just post to the forum.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:40 PM

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I've been convinced... I'll play as Ermor.
Oops! Sorry mork - I forgot to mention that I will be banning pop-killing dominion themes from this game. We discussed it in IRC for a bit and decided that the experience noobs might gain fighting thru a pop-dead dominion would be outweighed by the sheer frustration of it.

So, no pop-killing themes please.

Note the new house rule...
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ill play caelum, screw rlyeh
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Default Re: The Winnowing (Noob Game) - open

Hrm my first game in MP...don't know what I should take out of whats left. Any suggestions? If anything I can always take Ulm...only race I've played more than 10 turns with.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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Ulm is traditionally weak, but they're winning (by a long shot) 2 of the 3 big games I'm in now. Go figure.
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you can't go by the Artifacts game - that had special reasons for ulm's success.

ulm is very weak. I'd recommend against them. try vanheim if they haven't been taken, and either go for a bless strat, or hvy inf followed later by your wonderful dwarves casting blade wind
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Default Not as newbly as anticipated

Actually, I'm going to drop out, everyone. I'm not good enough to play with Peacekeeper: the three multiplayers we've played together, it's been pretty clear he's way above me in terms of skill and strategy. I'll open another slot for a better player. I don't even really have a good enough grip on the game to play multiplayer yet, anyway.

Thanks for hosting, by the way, Ironhawk. I'll be following the game for sure, just to see what happens! Good luck to everyone!
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Old January 28th, 2006, 11:19 PM
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Default Re: Not as newbly as anticipated

use it for a learning experience, in a large MP game theres a pretty good chance you won't even start next to him

I feel the same way when I play QM, but i have gained alot of skill from it.
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