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Old June 20th, 2010, 06:15 AM
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I would think you would have to put a special Carrot up for grabs, Wraith, to get the old-timers to play. Like... Dom3 Champion, or something.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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Default Re: SnobsLand, HoFers only game, [brainstorm]

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Oh, what a shame.
I wonder, is dom-III player pool on a shrinking tendency?- or is the "old" blood fading
I after say once my current games finish, I think I will stop playing Dom3 MP. Basically, I have played it to death and it just takes up far, far too much free time. I hate playing Dom3 in the summer (when there are much better stuff to do) but its great for the autumn/winter. Games however generally take 9 months to a year to complete and I virtually always reach the endgame. Sooner or later you just after say enough is enough, I will always think of it as one of the greatest games I have ever played thou.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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Lingchih, I now think I better understand your point.
So the HoFers can beat the others and HoFers only games are very hard to complete w/o frustration since no one can expand easily and everyone who seems more powerful will get dog-piled.

Meglobob, I both understand and sympathize with your sentiments and am sorry to hear that.

I think both Artifacts and Sharivar are good example of how games can get "stuck" when no one gets an easy lead over the others and run away with the game.

I personally still prefer to play with vets rather than newbs and do have a niche spot for dom MPing that I plan to keep, until the next FTBS jewel is released. I had hopes for elemental but I somehow lost them - I now dread it would end up being a boring "spreadsheet" game.

As for dom-IV - I fear it will never happen.
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I would think you would have to put a special Carrot up for grabs, Wraith, to get the old-timers to play. Like... Dom3 Champion, or something.
Lingchih, I'm afraid if I do that the game won't be any fun. Players will be even more competitive, prone to spend time on MM and diplo than ever before and will basically work, not play through this game.

What is more rewarding, to have a fun, casual game and lose or work like hell to get a shot at being all time dom3 champ?- Note that being dom-3 champ won't get you tons of ggg - girls, gold and glory, you won't even get free beer, so why bother?
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Cool idea WL. Maybe that fertile mind of yours will be able to dream up a variation on the theme that will get some traction.
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Default Re: SnobsLand, HoFers only game, [brainstorm]

The idea is fine, I would play. Free time is the problem and the fact that summer started. When I started playing Dominions I didn't do anything - had just finished studies and didn't start working yet, I had loads of free time so I played 3-4 games simultaneously. Now, I have time for only one, or at most two small games. I am afraid that even with the slow pace, I might end up asking for delays and slowing the game for others.
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Default Re: SnobsLand, HoFers only game, [brainstorm]

Thanks Aethyr.
I think publishing a list of first 30 HoF positions is not a good idea. Instead the game should be opened to everyone who considers himself an HoFer (whatever that means ), by virtue of skill, experience or ego

Psycho, I'm counting you in

Lingchih, what about you?- not playing anymore?
Edit, you tempt me to throw that carrot in, you know, proclaim the winner as first among firsts, overlord of all that is dominonesk, the shining light in the dark yadda yadda
Stop! must not give in to said temptation who creeps slowly and corrupts rapidly
no carrots I say!

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It would help if we had any idea who the top 30 are - I certainly can't express interest because I don't know if I qualify. I only see a top 15 in the HoF thread after all. (My 2.5 wins doesn't look too bad, but I don't know if I actually rate top 30).
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I think I'm in too many games now, Wraith, or will be if the llamaserver ever gets going again. I might be tempted if the carrot were big enough.

Dunno though. With a big enough carrot, Micah might take notice, and come back and kill us all.
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