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by MarkShot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Quality of life: Decadence in region
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Quality of life: Decadence in region

I usually detest TBS wargames at the tactical level. But FOG2 is a fantastic product. It is very intuitive, and if your TBS complaint is that they are tedious ... FOG2 has options which speed the pace and an exceptional UI. Similar to you, it wasn't really my primary purpose ... Empires was ... but ...
by MarkShot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Quality of life: Decadence in region
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Quality of life: Decadence in region

The bright side of this is as the customer base grows the less tutorial information will be needed. I mean look at PDS. They don't even bother with manuals. All useful material other than tool tips are produced by their customers. --- But to be honest ... if this game and FOG2 had not come with exce...
by MarkShot
Sun May 31, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Quality of life: Decadence in region
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Quality of life: Decadence in region

That said, why this answer? Are suggestions unwelcome here? honest question, really. I might have overlooked a rule and I aplogize if that happens to be the case. It was said in jest not criticism. There is nothing wrong with you or your suggestion. I apologize if that is how you took my post. Pocu...
by MarkShot
Sat May 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Quality of life: Decadence in region
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Quality of life: Decadence in region

Obviously, this was made using paint in 5 minutes, but you get the idea. This game is amazing, but some quality of life improvements would be welcome both for understanding everything that happens and making the game less daunting for new players. You do realize you are more likely to get your sugg...
by MarkShot
Fri May 29, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: After 300 h: Issues and hints on Empires
Replies: 24
Views: 978

Re: After 300 h: Issues and hints on Empires

Few games are exploit free. * The more complex a game, the more the opportunity for exploits. * The longer a game, the more the opportunity for exploits. Many grand strategy games attempt some form of snow balling prevention: TW - everyone declares war on you at some threshold. EU4 - coalitions form...
by MarkShot
Thu May 28, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: After 300 h: Issues and hints on Empires
Replies: 24
Views: 978

Re: After 300 h: Issues and hints on Empires

No. TB epidemics and the start of 1918 pandemic.
by MarkShot
Tue May 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: After 300 h: Issues and hints on Empires
Replies: 24
Views: 978

Re: After 300 h: Issues and hints on Empires

WWII was the first war in history where more died from combat than disease.

I am not sure if that would be true if only the Pacific Theater was considered, since tropical diseases played a very significant role.

But we remember wars for combat. Seemingly, there is little glory in dying of Cholera.
by MarkShot
Fri May 22, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Grognerd's Guide has been updated
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Grognerd's Guide has been updated

Thank you, Jim.

In all seriousness, you are my tech tree! :)
by MarkShot
Thu May 21, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Great Feature: Reverse Bonus Lookup
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Great Feature: Reverse Bonus Lookup

Yes. Now, you really have the tools you need to play the trade mini-game.

All those little bonuses add up over 500 years.
by MarkShot
Thu May 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Great Feature: Reverse Bonus Lookup
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Great Feature: Reverse Bonus Lookup

Pocus, I was honestly going to ask for this, but I figured not to be greedy! :) I had tried playing for a few hours checking what other region were missing before picking my building choices from the trade overlay, BUT JUST TOO TEDIOUS. So, I gave up and left perfect trade decisions to the gods. THA...
by MarkShot
Wed May 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Total War
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Total War

The whole problem is one of INTENT. Pocus is not going code a neural net so that diplomacy understands INTENT. So there is a given ACTION1, but there could be many reasons for doing so. The real question is: what is the INTENT of ACTION1? My example of manipulating diplomacy. I went to war against M...
by MarkShot
Mon May 04, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Do you like randomized build options? Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Do you like randomized build options? Why?

I will go first as I raised the question. I believe Pocus said this is done to create play variety and specialization. I find there are two other ways this goal has been achieved. * Limiting build spots based on fortress size as per some of the TW games. * Making conditional build trees such that yo...
by MarkShot
Sat May 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: My take on exporting battles
Replies: 23
Views: 1152

Re: My take on exporting battles

I stopped exporting after my first game. I found that part of the beauty of FOGE is that it is a grand strategy game which play quite fast if you let it; despite 500 turns. In terms of auto resolve fights, they are, in fact, fun and exciting. My complements to Pocus; I have never see this done so we...
by MarkShot
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Bug - Transact away allied objectives
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Bug - Transact away allied objectives

I as Rome's ally was able to transact away to the owning state Rome's objective for money (I think the owning state proposed this transaction.) It appeared to work, but I don't think the money was credited to me as I didn't see my treasury bump; maybe Rome's did.
by MarkShot
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Time and Space in FOG and AJE
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Time and Space in FOG and AJE

Thanks. I have been eye-ballling that civil wargame. To be fair, there were many games produced off this engine beginning with BOA Birth of America in 2006 which has a later version WIA Wars in America. The second game the ACW was redone later as CW2. But it has been debated which is superior for v...
by MarkShot
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: I was led to believe that I could "play tall"?
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: I was led to believe that I could "play tall"?

I think the first thing to do is ask what the game is trying to accomplish in terms of establishing victory conditions? There are games such as EU4 that really have no official victory conditions. There are other games like the TW series that tend to have map painting oriented victory conditions. Bo...
by MarkShot
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Time and Space in FOG and AJE
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Time and Space in FOG and AJE

They are still available for Slitherine and well worth buying during a Winter Sale or your anniversary coupon.
by MarkShot
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Time and Space in FOG and AJE
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Time and Space in FOG and AJE

Alea Acta Est = AJE It is or more or less the same engine upon which the second generation AGEOD (pre-Slitherine) were based on; hand coded by Pocus in the DELPHI IDE. The engine and its expansions cover about 25 Roman conflicts. Minimally, there are two factions 2 play and sometimes 3. Turns are on...
by MarkShot
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: How do I stop the people next door from breaking in?
Replies: 3
Views: 241

How do I stop the people next door from breaking in?

I am constantly raided by neighbors. How can I put an end to this? I heard that if I but better relations to +25, they will stop. But that can get expensive, especially when they already hate you. If I raise my defense level will I win the raids? If I retaliate will they stop? What to do? Thanks.
by MarkShot
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Protectorate Logic
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Protectorate Logic

Wow! I never thought diplomatic skill counted for much. But I guess it does. :)

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