Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Field of Glory: Empires is a grand strategy game in which you will have to move in an intricate and living tapestry of nations and tribes, each one with their distinctive culture.
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Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:13 pm

Yes I know its a bit early but with release only a few weeks away I am looking to see how much interest there would be in an MP game of FoG Empires starting 7 days after release so everyone can get some time to get familiar (ish) with the mechanics ?

All battles are obviously played out in game as exporting to FOG2 is only possible in single player which I am happy with as it will allow the campaign to proceed at a decent pace.

All you would need to commit to is 1 turn every 48 hours but if all parties have made moves this can be increased.

I am looking to get 8-10 reliable players ready to go.

If interested please add expressions of interest below so I can contact you on release.

The states can be nominated as per the Digital league with each player making 3 choices in preference though this is not necessary until closer to the time of the tournament.

All the best

Ian

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by Yaitz331 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:14 pm

I'll take Judea.

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by jimwinsor » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:00 pm

I'm interested! I'm one of the playtesters, but I promise I'll go easy you guys ... 8)

I'll volunteer to take Seleucids (IMO one of the more difficult countries to play).
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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:36 pm

That's great guys.

Geffalrus has confirmed he is in too. He will be after the Antigonids I believe.

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:42 pm

So far:

Yaitz331 : Judeans

Geffalrus : Antigonids

Jimwinsor : Seleucids

Gusington : Bactrians

Tripoli : Rome

Devoncop : Ptolemaic Egypt

Lecrop. : Britons

Asty. : Syracuse

Lokki. : Picts

Al_infierno :Carthage

Jason Pratt : Sabaens

SpeedyCM : Iberii

Lysimachos : Maurya

Greyhunterlp : Saka

Massina_nz : Epirus

ReneTS : Dacia
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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by lecrop » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:13 am

Very happy!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by Pocus » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:27 pm

And please make some After Action (or live Action) reports!

If all players are in for a given turn, the game proceed immediately to the next so while everybody is motivated and have some spare time, the game can progress at a brisk pace :D
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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by Asty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:36 pm

Samnites pls !!

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by loki100 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:55 pm

if you want another player - would be happy to join. Any of the Belgae, Picts or Sarmatians?

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:04 pm

Pocus wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:27 pm
And please make some After Action (or live Action) reports!

If all players are in for a given turn, the game proceed immediately to the next so while everybody is motivated and have some spare time, the game can progress at a brisk pace :D
Sounds great.

If someone drops out is there a facility to allow the AI to take over their nation ?

Many thanks

Ian

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:06 pm

loki100 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:55 pm
if you want another player - would be happy to join. Any of the Belgae, Picts or Sarmatians?

You have the Picts !

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:06 pm

Asty wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Samnites pls !!

You have the Samnites !

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by Asty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 pm

I’m pumped
So cool to see a grand strategy we-go
If the turns are as breezy as Das makes them seem, this could be a game changer for the genre. But we’ll see :wink:

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:58 pm

Asty wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 pm
I’m pumped
So cool to see a grand strategy we-go
If the turns are as breezy as Das makes them seem, this could be a game changer for the genre. But we’ll see :wink:

Too right.

He is doing the third challenge as the Antigonids this Thursday which should be pretty action packed.

High hopes.

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by loki100 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:01 pm

devoncop wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:04 pm
...

Sounds great.

If someone drops out is there a facility to allow the AI to take over their nation ?

Many thanks

Ian
Yes, in one of two ways. if they resign, their faction is immediately set to AI, if they miss (I think) 3 turns, then it defaults

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:03 pm

loki100 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:01 pm
devoncop wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:04 pm
...

Sounds great.

If someone drops out is there a facility to allow the AI to take over their nation ?

Many thanks

Ian
Yes, in one of two ways. if they resign, their faction is immediately set to AI, if they miss (I think) 3 turns, then it defaults

That is very interesting Lokki.

Does that mean a host can set a defined time allowed for players to make turns or is it set by the game as I was looking at a maximum of 48 hours per turn ?

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by loki100 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:14 pm

yes, in the beta testing we are using 3 days - which might be a bit generous but helps if someone can only engage on a limited basis for a short period of time. I'm pretty sure you can set less - in effect all this is set by the rules for the Slitherine/Matrix portal for PBEM rather than specific to Empires.

In reality, if you take one of the big factions (Seleucus or Antigonus) then T1 is a bit demanding (unless you automate production etc - but I tend to do that in the mid game). For most nations at that stage you've less than 10 (usually 3-6) regions and probably just one army and one fleet. So setting your orders is quick. Once the game starts I tend to follow my own logic of (1) military orders; (2) review completed builds, set new ones; (3) use the ledger to double check that I can't build somewhere else (most often a population increase); (4) check over decisions; (5) do diplo - if any. Its not till you get to T150+ (going by SP testing) that a turn takes more than a few minutes to structure and set up.

Clearly slower if you are new, but this is a fast playing game (again solitaire) once you are used to the basic mechanics.

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:40 pm

Thanks for the detailed reply.

Watching the Dastactic you tube playthroughs there seems a very logical structure to turns.

The intricacies of production to ensure bonuses can be harvested and the juggling of the culture and Decadence mechanics along with facilitation of trade seems to me more time consuming than the military side but we shall see.

Not long now !!


Thanks again

Ian

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by devoncop » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 am

devoncop wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:42 pm
So far:

Yaitz331 : Judeans

Geffalrus : Antigonids

Jimwinsor : Seleucids

Gusington : Bactrians

Tripoli : Nation To be confirmed

Devoncop : Ptolemaic Egypt

Lecrop. : Happy to play any nation.

Asty. : Samnites

Lokki. : Picts

Al_infierno :Carthage
Updated list of players.....We have 10 👍

The Eastern Med and N.Africa are well covered as is the Middle East so I am thinking a Gaulish tribe and a Roman player would be good along with maybe an English tribe to give Lokki some human competition in Brittannia ! 😁

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Re: Arranging MP Game....Interested ?

Post by Asty » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:48 pm

devoncop wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Asty wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 pm
I’m pumped
So cool to see a grand strategy we-go
If the turns are as breezy as Das makes them seem, this could be a game changer for the genre. But we’ll see :wink:

Too right.

He is doing the third challenge as the Antigonids this Thursday which should be pretty action packed.

High hopes.
Ya but I have no bid for FOG2 integration

Grand strategy ancients dominions style battle resolution?

With granular result feedback ?

Yeah. That’s fine.

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