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Old October 18th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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Default OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

Here's information on Stardocks upcoming Fantasy TBS game. Stardock is known for providing long-term improvements as well as providing good AI. I know Stardock likes Dominions_3 and plans to have touches of Master of Magic.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/920/920420p1.html

http://www.stardock.com/stardock/elemental.jpg

http://www.stardock.com/products/dre...age=comingsoon


EDIT Feb24th:
Added link to the developer diaries:

http://www.elementalgame.com/journals.asp


EDIT May29th:
Okay some bad news guys... any multiplayer gamers which have been interested in Elemental:WoM may want to voice their opinion to Stardock regarding a sudden change.

http://forums.elementalgame.com/352655

Here is the statement from the above link of Elemental journals which has struck fear in hearts of ALL multiplayer gamers of the Elemental community:

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BRAD:

That said, here are a few things that multiplayer in Elemental will have:

1. Multiplayer games will be hosted by us. Period. No peer to peer. Not even hosted on the user’s box. Our servers. No ports, no proxies, nothing. We’re hosting it.


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EDIT: June 2nd:
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{Developer Frogboy reply="4" id="2237359"}
PigeonPigeon:And not to be a pain, but could you shed a little light on whether LAN/Hotseat/PBEM multiplayer will be available? You made a lot of people concerned in your getting back to Elemental post.

Frogboy:
LAN almost certainly. Hot seat maybe. PBEM, not sure yet.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:40 AM

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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

I've been anticipating this game breathlessly for aeons.
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

By the way, is "Elemental" the name (however tentative or provisional) of the new game? Some of your links seem to indicate that, but other sites I've been to claim that the name is still wholly undecided.
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

To be released in 2010? But they are making more games now, if your list is good. Also interesting ones.
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

I watch Stardock closely because of Brads long standing in the AI field.
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

I'm pretty sure that the Drengin.net link is several years old (it lists Galactic Civ as "in development") and not being updated. Likewise, the screenshot for Elemental looks VERY dated. Interesting investigative work, but I'd be very hesitant to agree that it means much.

But I will say, if their fantasy TBS involves the far far prehistory of Galactic Civ universe, that could be a very cool concept to work with.
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

Screenshot looks quite MOMish for a "NONE" MOM2 game.

Finally the (not) sequel to MOM2 is coming. And by the capable of hands of stardock. This can't get any better
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

I find it hard to get excited about something we don't know anything about that's a couple of years off. Though Galciv 1 and 2 are impressive in many ways, I don't think they are impressive in the same way as the better fantasy TBS games like AoW, MoM etc.
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

Well lack of *any* worthwhile Fantasy TBS games in the last years (with the exception of Disciples, AOW1 and DOM) kind of makes one excited at any promise for a new good title. Stardock GalCiv titles are very solid. They may or may not be as good as MoM but that's besides the point. We will see a new FTBS release, it may be somewhat innovative, it will bring back good memories of MoM and many good discussions of which one is better. It will bring some life to the genre.
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Default Re: OT: Stardocks Fantasy TBS

The first link is what "means much" because it's new and indicates this product is still in production by Stardock. Other titles have slowed its progress.

Last year I sent an extensive email requesting many different features... one of the main developers responded saying all the features from my email already exist or are scheduled to be included.
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