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Old May 23rd, 2009, 08:49 AM
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What are your top 5 time wasters that you do during a turn of dominions 3? They should be things that require no decision making and are purely routine. I'd love to hear from people.

1. Checking each remote site searching casting, and then looking up the province if there's a hit with F1.

2. Setting a group of commanders to recast the same ritual spells that they were last round. This happens a lot when I'm ritual casting cheap summons (vine ogres) or

3. Constantly toggling the research function to maximize my research output. This gets really, really bad when you're trying to research 3-4 things at a time. The research bar desperately needs a "lock" function, and the ability to type in points.

4. Setting new commanders to research.

5. Shuttling around freshly recruited troops.

The first three have easy fixes. 1. Change the "goto" from the commander casting the spell, to the province it was cast on. 2. Calculate gem income before deciding if a mage has enough gems to recast a spell. 3. Add some simple controls.

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 09:36 AM

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You forgot some big things:

- monthly forging, huh
- making sure you didn't throw any items away [no longer needed]
- transporting blood slaves
- counting forge orders and free space in the lab
- scripting big armies and fight just 1 PD later
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You forgot some big things:

- monthly forging, huh
- making sure you didn't throw any items away [no longer needed]
- transporting blood slaves
- counting forge orders and free space in the lab
- scripting big armies and fight just 1 PD later
I didn't forget anything. I mentioned the top 5 for me ;P

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1. Shuffling around items and other gear, just to get that +1 RP exactly right for a path booster you don't need for forging anymore.
2. Finding a (new) use for every mage you have, every turn - forge, cast ritual spell or research.
3. Spending the last penny of gold that you have in the best possible way - recruiting commanders, building temples or labs, mercs, or maybe even some troops.
4. Diplomacy talk.
5. Managing who attacks where and in what order, shuffling around scouts.
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1. Checking on site searchers, priests and spies.
2. Tinkering with mages - setting new missions for them.
3. Moving around equipment to new individuals for tasks at hand.
4. Recruiting and getting forces to the front or where needed.
5. Consolodating and creating armies.
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1.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
2.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
3.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
4.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
5.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!

Why isn't there an order like shift+something to transfer gems like there is for slaves???
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Hmmm... inbetween turns you mean?

1: read a book
2: browse the internets
3: play Heretic
4: play XEvil.
5: study gynecology. (bawww... exam in two weeks
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1.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
2.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
3.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
4.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!
5.THE BIGGEST TIME WASTER, clams, blood stones, fever fetish!

Why isn't there an order like shift+something to transfer gems like there is for slaves???
well at the very least, there is the "pool" button on the magic screen. without that it would be SO agravating
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2. Setting a group of commanders to recast the same ritual spells that they were last round. This happens a lot when I'm ritual casting cheap summons (vine ogres) or
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Isn't there Shift+M command? I wish there was the same for forging...

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well at the very least, there is the "pool" button on the magic screen. without that it would be SO agravating
The bad thing is you may pool the gems you intended to give to a certain caster and notice it next turn in battle report. Ouch!
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Ahh pool...
Yes, the best way to wreck your game with taken off the gems from your commanders, and possibly your S9B6 pretender who has returning cast because you put up 999 blood slaves AC when you cast wish. grrrrr

I ain't falling for that again...
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