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Old April 17th, 2012, 05:42 PM

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I have to say, I do like the concept and idea of the Unitgen mod of yours. I like were it is going. Well, Dominion 4 is a long way off, for now, I'll just enjoy all the mods that people have created for it.
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I realize it is a ways away, but I'd like to see more control of the nations picked. Perhaps you equip units yourself (from a set list available to that nation) and have similar control over leaders and mages
You might have liked a game Im watching get set up now in one of the Dom3 IRC channels. Its done as a draft pick
Each of the nations unit slots are done in a round of picks. Pretender, then Recruit Everywhere Commander, Recruit Everywhere Troop, Cap-Only Commander, Cap-Only Troop, capitol site gem income, etc etc. Each nation is built into one big mod, and the game starts.
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I think it'd be interesting if the game would have more dominion-neutral spots for longer. In my experience, there's little gradual change between two dominions. Your dominion falls sharply as you get to enemy lands, and vice versa.
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Map size would lead directly to that.
Ive enjoyed games on really large maps. There is less emphasis on claiming everything. Some wilderness stays intact. People spend time finding and moving toward each other. Scouting becomes more important. Some nations such as Caelum and Pangaea move from "sucky" into a fairly high position. It definitely makes a different game
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Unfortunately you need the patience of a saint to endure a large map. I'm not criticising but personally I just can't cope.
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Unfortunately you need the patience of a saint to endure a large map. I'm not criticising but personally I just can't cope.
Maps above 350 provinces take massive patience and one single turn can take multiple days especially for maps exceeding 500 provinces.
Maps of this massive size NEED to be using victory points otherwise the end game becomes boring for whoever is winning.

I can report of having enjoyed some great huge battles which will forever be great memories, so patience does provide some rewards. Also the computer opponent who provides the best late game spells outside and inside of combat is Neifielheim... so place him on the opposite side of the human players with extra starting provinces. Also Gandalf did some testing and found Formia is one of the best.
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I realize it is a ways away, but I'd like to see more control of the nations picked. Perhaps you equip units yourself (from a set list available to that nation) and have similar control over leaders and mages.
Sounds like little bit of the old dos classic game from SSI; Sword of Aragon. Every army units you have to equip - quite fun actually.

I can recommending that you try the game. It's a gem.
It runs out-of-box with dosbox/DBGL.
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I realize it is a ways away, but I'd like to see more control of the nations picked. Perhaps you equip units yourself (from a set list available to that nation) and have similar control over leaders and mages.
Sounds like little bit of the old dos classic game from SSI; Sword of Aragon. Every army units you have to equip - quite fun actually.

I can recommending that you try the game. It's a gem.
It runs out-of-box with dosbox/DBGL.
I don't think I've played that one. I just remember how much fun it was to make my own ships in Master Orion 1 and 2.

Still, there is Fallen Enchantress out now. After I am done with the dozens of games I have to play, I might go for that.
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Still, there is Fallen Enchantress out now. After I am done with the dozens of games I have to play, I might go for that.
"out now", as in, there's a Beta, and no release date?

What are the "dozens" you have to play, I haven't found much since I got Dom 3 a couple years ago? (But I'm SP only, maybe that makes the difference.)
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Lets see, Morrowind,Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, Cybermancy, Civilization 5, Sins of a Solar Empire, Age of Empires 3, Neverwinter Nights 2 (with Icewind Dale mod), Dungeon Defenders, War Winds (it kind of works on my computer), might try to beat Age of Wonders Shadow Magic, Planescape Torment, Sword of the Stars, Quest for Glory 2, 3 and 4 (1 I beat!), Warlords Battlecry 3 (enjoyed the game but I never beat the campaign). I think that covers most of the games. I'm sure I'm missing a few though.

Oh, and Warlock came out with a demo, so there is that too. And the new Tribes Game.
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