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megawidget March 7th, 2012 05:12 PM

a lEArning experience (Newbie EA CBM1.92) [in progress]
 
This game is intended for people who, like me, have nil multiplayer experience with Dominions 3, and want to try their hand at a comparatively quick game. I will be running this on llamaserver. Yes, I have no experience doing so. I'm sure this will turn out fine. :re:

Age......: Early Age.
Settings.: All default, except renaming is allowed and HoF 15.
Mods.....: CBM 1.92; Streamers & Standards (this one is purely cosmetic)
Players #: 10 (we hit capacity, but no-one will be left behind!)
Map......: Land of Ethereal Squirrels (even more finaler version)
Diplomacy: Formal mutual agreements should be adhered to to the letter, but not necessarily the spirit. Honor trades. Otherwise anything goes!
Turn Freq: 48h quickhost, to be adjusted as necessary when turns get longer. I'll try to be understanding and not let players stall.
Other....: In part due to the low number of players, I would strongly recommend that players never go AI and fight to the bitter end. Once again, this is A Learning Experience!

Nations:
Adam J - T'ien Ch'i
Aderion - Caelum
jotwebe - Pangaea
KeithZ - Yomi
mattyburn7 - Helheim
megawidget - Mictlan
Procyon Lotor - Arcoscephale
samoht - Niefelheim
shard - Agartha
ulius - Atlantis

Game URL:
http://www.llamaserver.net/gameinfo....ningExperience

How to upload pretenders:
http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/showp...16&postcount=2
Use 'ALearningExperience' in the subject when emailing llamaserver.

parone March 7th, 2012 05:27 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
would love to get in. currently in two games, but not prospering. total, i have played maybe 25 turns of MP.

is this MA? if so, i'd like to try Ulm. they are the only nation i have any experience with.

Austen March 7th, 2012 05:31 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
I know you have this set up as EA, but like the previous poster, if this could be MA, I would love to join as Vanheim.

I have about the same thing.. in 2 games, getting crushed... not very many turns.

Edit - One other thing.. I would recommend starting with a 24 hour quick host and then increasing.. the first few turns don't seem to really need 48...

mattyburn7 March 7th, 2012 05:36 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
I may have missed it, but did you state what age you are playing?

As of 2 months ago I hadn't played any MP games and was a below average SP player. Since then I've gotten addicted and am in the middle of 4 games currently. I'm learning a lot, but I think i'm still wayyyyyy behind the learning curve. Anyway. Its up to you. If you want another person I'm happy to play if you'll have me.

Cheers

Austen March 7th, 2012 05:42 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
His Subject says EA, but pile on with us to convince him to change it to MA! :D

megawidget March 7th, 2012 05:48 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
I only posted the age in the title of the thread, but it's EA. I've made the edit to the original post to clarify this.

If people overwhelmingly prefer MA I'm willing to change it, though given that I've never tried MA even in single player I'll probably be doing a lot more floundering. :confused:

Austen March 7th, 2012 05:54 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
It's your game, don't let us bully you! MA seems a bit more balanced to me. EA seems like it is dominated by bless rushes.

If you really want to do EA, then stick to it. :) I logged on to post that I was going to start a game with almost identical parameters except MA and I saw yours and decided to hold off so as not to cannibalize the noobs.

It could very well be that there are enough interested noobs to do both and I could do an MA and you could stick to EA.

mattyburn7 March 7th, 2012 05:54 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
i'm good with MA.

megawidget March 7th, 2012 06:06 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Austen (Post 797869)
It's your game, don't let us bully you! MA seems a bit more balanced to me. EA seems like it is dominated by bless rushes.

If you really want to do EA, then stick to it. :) I logged on to post that I was going to start a game with almost identical parameters except MA and I saw yours and decided to hold off so as not to cannibalize the noobs.

It could very well be that there are enough interested noobs to do both and I could do an MA and you could stick to EA.

I *do* want to try MA -- there are some interesting game mechanics that are MA-exclusive -- so if we have enough newbies for both I could also join yours. I'm already going to be joining another EA game, but I think I should be able to handle three games.

So how about this: if I don't get enough players willing to do EA then I'll change it to MA. Otherwise you can start the MA game and I'll be happy to join! :D

Also regarding turn length -- I'm having it at 48h quickhost to ensure people don't stall, but since it's quickhost and we have few players I'm expecting the turns to go faster. 24h quickhost is going to be too short for those like me who can only commit turns when they find the time in the evening.

Austen March 7th, 2012 06:17 PM

Re: A Learning Experience (Newbie CBM1.92 EA) [recruiting]
 
Very good, I posted mine.. I liked your formatting, so I used it as a template :)


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