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Old February 19th, 2013, 08:58 PM

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Default Why do you play dominions?

pretty broad question, eh folks?

in a very round about way, this question came up on another forum.

the prevailing opinion was, play to win. and only play to win.

i personally don't play solely to win. and boy, did those folks have a lot to say about that. in short, they continually trolled my posts, twisted what i said, indicated that(i think) i might have a dual personality disorder, and, even though i wasn't complaining about losing, continually belittled me for whining and moaning about losing(i know that sounds wierd, but it is honestly what happened-as best as i can tell)

so here i am. on the nearly defunct shrapnel forum. and im asking you boys and girls, is winning the only thing?
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:13 PM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

It's a philosophical question.

We are all winners! (and sometimes whiners)
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:24 PM

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my new policy is to thank any post that makes me actually LOL.(i have to make noise-otherwise, no thank you. yellow, you get one.)
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:43 PM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

I play because its the deepest game out there. I learn new things and develop new strategies every game.
There is so much to remember, I tend to forget a lot of things I learned in the past.

If I only cared about winning, I would just arrange 3 on one ganks every game like most people do.
But my biggest enjoyment is figuring out strategies to counter what my opponents are throwing at me.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

It depends on the forum you are on. I think this forum might have shifted abit.

I love Dominions for the variations. My own answer has changed over the years. With Dom1 and Dom2 I played mp games. King of the Hill games on small to medium maps. But I did prefer team games or alliances where I could be more of a support player.

During Dom2 I joined the Beta Test group so when Dom3 came along I was already playing it all day every day for about a year before it was released. By the release time I was pretty burned out on it so I was playing it more solo for the RPG flavor on much bigger maps with much wilder settings and mods. I love underdog nations and "works only once" strategies.

I still play an occassional MP game but usually only if it has some really interesting quirk to it other than just stab everyone.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 01:02 AM

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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

I play because I like the different nations (my favorite changes quite often) and I enjoy playing them in MP games, mostly for the challenge real players represent. The AI is not a very entertaining opponent. I do try my best to win but I think that's a given for most players.
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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

It's not our respect you need, it's your own. Man the **** up.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:53 AM

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It's not our respect you need, it's your own. Man the **** up.
Man up and gank someone 3 on 1. LOL
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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Default Re: Why do you play dominions?

It is not the first time that a group or forum or channel has been charged as elite or having limited parameters of an acceptable Dom3 game. There were even efforts made to declare them as "official". It does no good to argue the point. Just find another group. (altho be aware that they may have such aceptable parameters also but are just ones more acceptable to you)

As far as how MP or Solo plays I only ask that both be given equal chances. If MP vanilla and Solo vanilla are being compared then that is fair. Both haves mods and maps for them so if they are used for one they should be given a chance on the other for judgement.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 01:14 PM

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It is not the first time that a group or forum or channel has been charged as elite or having limited parameters of an acceptable Dom3 game.
I understand that somebody complaining about another forum is right up your well-lubed alley, but please do some checking of facts before spewing this insidious nonsense.

When you get in a high commitment game, as the OP did, you can expect some serious competition. That's the point of these games. It's been stated clearly from the outset, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with any reasonable notion of 'elite', which by the way is a word that only a moron would use as a derogative.

Nobody is being forced to play in these games, and dom3mods has lots of casual games as well. A majority of games, as a matter of fact, so it's not an issue of venue.

Similarly, if you get in an everybody just creatively doodles around in their sandbox until everybody is surprised that someone actually won it kind of game, you expect something else. These games have their own set of limited parameters. Like you're not expected to compete too hard.

What's not acceptable is if you take the premises of the latter and apply them to the former, then complain about people not listening to your complaints about being walked over.

Which is the root of this thread.
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