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Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:59 pm
by Zenn7
Turn 62 sent to Ralph.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:18 pm
by Dave Allen
GOG just got M.U.L.E. ($5.99).
Would it be possible to pass around a restore file to PBEM?

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:53 pm
by Pyperkub
Turn 63 to Nick.

Never played M.U.L.E.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:35 am
by Zenn7
Turn 63 sent to Ralph.

Have to say I like where we're fighting at now much better than where we were a couple turns ago. :)

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:51 pm
by Pyperkub
Turn 64 to Nick - still getting hosed. Grrr.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:55 pm
by Ralph-Wiggum
My troops have been getting decimated. Unfortunately I’m not sure there’s any way to see if they’re at least thinning out the other army. Fortunately, I have a lot more troops where those came from.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:16 am
by Dave Allen
Pyperkub wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:51 pm Turn 64 to Nick - still getting hosed. Grrr.
My paranoia is showing. [everyone is out to get me]

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:18 pm
by NickAragua
Dave Allen wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:16 am
Pyperkub wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:51 pm Turn 64 to Nick - still getting hosed. Grrr.
My paranoia is showing. [everyone is out to get me]
It's not paranoia if it's true.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:22 pm
by Zenn7
NickAragua wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:18 pm
Dave Allen wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:16 am
Pyperkub wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:51 pm Turn 64 to Nick - still getting hosed. Grrr.
My paranoia is showing. [everyone is out to get me]
It's not paranoia if it's true.
I thought it was "Just because your paranoid does not mean they are not really out to get you."?

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:19 pm
by Zenn7
Turn 64 sent to Ralph.

Dave - there's a lot less of "all of us" out to get you. Not after you slaughtered several of my units units.

At least I'm in no danger of upkeep exceeding revenue any time soon... <sigh>

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:59 pm
by Dave Allen
Zenn7 wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:19 pm At least I'm in no danger of upkeep exceeding revenue any time soon... <sigh>
Hmm. That gives me an idea.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:38 pm
by Zenn7
Dave Allen wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:59 pm
Zenn7 wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:19 pm At least I'm in no danger of upkeep exceeding revenue any time soon... <sigh>
Hmm. That gives me an idea.
NickAragua wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:07 am Hit his support structure instead.
Think I can guess your idea... ;)

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:23 pm
by Pyperkub
turn 65 to nick.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:30 pm
by Zenn7
Sent turn 65 to Ralph this morning.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:28 pm
by Pyperkub
turn 66 to nick. I am still getting majorly hosed.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:27 pm
by Zenn7
Turn 66 sent to Ralph.

Pyperkub - how are you getting majorly hosed every round? Your status does not see to have changed much in the last 5 rounds? Granted it sucked 5 rounds ago, but it's not getting any worse.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:26 am
by Pyperkub
Ten plus turns without a new hero.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:41 am
by Dave Allen
Turn 67 to him :cry: without hero.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:27 pm
by Pyperkub
Turn 67 to Nick!

On the good news side, my Bruins are *still* dancing!

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:49 pm
by NickAragua
Now if the main antagonist of the story had another hero even remotely similar in capabilities, then we'd basically need to call the game.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:16 pm
by Zenn7
Turn 67 to Ralph.

Are we all driving toward's Dave's empire and so far, failing miserably at doing anything other than possibly tying up his hero stack? Somewhat stalemated?

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:57 am
by NickAragua
Yeah, basically. The hero stack wipes out anything it engages with zero casualties, but if he takes it too far out, then his cities are forfeit.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:47 pm
by Dave Allen
NickAragua wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:57 am Yeah, basically. The hero stack wipes out anything it engages with zero casualties, but if he takes it too far out, then his cities are forfeit.
Yup.
I figure the Hoomans have the other artifacts, but I did a lousy job of exploring, and can't tell how far I need to extend myself.
Nick, could bring them a little closer so I can at least see them?

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:22 am
by nicjonson
Hi everyone, I am new here. I have never tried this game, is it really good?

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:22 am
by Dave Allen
nicjonson wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:22 am Hi everyone, I am new here. I have never tried this game, is it really good?
Welcome to the OO forums, Nic. Goodness is quite subjective these days, friend. But, if you want to protect a PC strategy game that has long resided on the "endangered species" list, W3:DLR is a great place to start.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:48 pm
by Fardaza
Dave Allen wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:22 am
nicjonson wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:22 am Hi everyone, I am new here. I have never tried this game, is it really good?
Welcome to the OO forums, Nic. Goodness is quite subjective these days, friend. But, if you want to protect a PC strategy game that has long resided on the "endangered species" list, W3:DLR is a great place to start.
I've been playing since Warlords "1". Number 3 is a great game. The graphics are severely dated, but play is fast and easy to understand.

These guys play the "Capture the Flag" win condition. I only tried that once. Didn't much care for it. I like the random maps the best. You never know what you're going to get.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:52 pm
by Zenn7
Turn 68 sent to Ralph.

This sort of game isn't about graphics - as long as you can recognize what stuff is easily enough, that's the main thing.
It's strategy and some degree of balance in the options. Lots of fun in those 2 regards.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:20 am
by Ralph-Wiggum
I've only played it since the OO game got going and it's fine, but I think there are better games out there that scratch the same itch. I don't really care that much about the graphics, but the interface isn't always intuitive and information isn't always clearly presented (if at all), say, for example, what troops your armies killed in battles that occurred during someone else's turn.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:19 am
by Dave Allen
Ralph-Wiggum wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:20 am I've only played it since the OO game got going and it's fine, but I think there are better games out there that scratch the same itch.
AoW3 seems like the only worthy PBEM fantasy wargame that is quick and easy to understand like Warlords.
This reddit post mentions things like our curent game:

As for settings. All settings are up for discussion, but if no one wishes for anything, these are my goto settings for a 6-8 player game:
The map: Medium map with underground, continents, all terrian variables set to average.
The inhabitants: Roads few, cities average, dwellings average, defenders set to strong, roaming units average, all structures and treasures set to average.
The starting stuff: Average starting distance, settler start with average units, no starting skills or spells.
Victory conditions: Conquest, 3 beacons, 60 seal points, allied victory on (in my opinion diplomacy is a part of the game).
Turn timer: 2 days.


With that said, I have never played an AoW3's PBEM game. Has anyone?
Ralph-Wiggum wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:20 am I don't really care that much about the graphics, but the interface isn't always intuitive and information isn't always clearly presented (if at all), say, for example, what troops your armies killed in battles that occurred during someone else's turn.
I think AoW3 addresses these issues.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 am
by Zenn7
Dave Allen wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:19 am
Ralph-Wiggum wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:20 am I've only played it since the OO game got going and it's fine, but I think there are better games out there that scratch the same itch.
AoW3 seems like the only worthy PBEM fantasy wargame that is quick and easy to understand like Warlords.
This reddit post mentions things like our curent game:

As for settings. All settings are up for discussion, but if no one wishes for anything, these are my goto settings for a 6-8 player game:
The map: Medium map with underground, continents, all terrian variables set to average.
The inhabitants: Roads few, cities average, dwellings average, defenders set to strong, roaming units average, all structures and treasures set to average.
The starting stuff: Average starting distance, settler start with average units, no starting skills or spells.
Victory conditions: Conquest, 3 beacons, 60 seal points, allied victory on (in my opinion diplomacy is a part of the game).
Turn timer: 2 days.


With that said, I have never played an AoW3's PBEM game. Has anyone?
Ralph-Wiggum wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:20 am I don't really care that much about the graphics, but the interface isn't always intuitive and information isn't always clearly presented (if at all), say, for example, what troops your armies killed in battles that occurred during someone else's turn.
I think AoW3 addresses these issues.
The problem for me w/ AoW3 (or other games like it) as PBEM is that you can't fight out the tactical battles (or only the active player can, so defenders are screwed). That makes a HUGE difference in the effectiveness of your troops in many cases. With Warlord III or the Dominions series, there is no tactical combat to control, so there is no loss of effectiveness in the combats.

That said, and the fact that I've only played a limited amount of AoW3, and nothing recent, I'd be up for PBEM or other style with other games besides just Warlords3. Not sure if people can handle more than 1 game at a time (I could handle 2-3 games, but probably not more).

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:37 pm
by Fardaza
I've never played W3 with PBEM. But isn't there a replay feature?

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:26 pm
by Dave Allen
Zenn7 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 am The problem for me w/ AoW3 (or other games like it) as PBEM is that you can't fight out the tactical battles (or only the active player can, so defenders are screwed). That makes a HUGE difference in the effectiveness of your troops in many cases. With Warlord III or the Dominions series, there is no tactical combat to control, so there is no loss of effectiveness in the combats.
That probably explains why AoW3's community has an ongoing PBEM patch.
Zenn7 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 am That said, and the fact that I've only played a limited amount of AoW3, and nothing recent, I'd be up for PBEM or other style with other games besides just Warlords3. Not sure if people can handle more than 1 game at a time (I could handle 2-3 games, but probably not more).
I have not played much either. I'm up for it, too.
I'd rather wait for resolution to this game, but if someone else were to setup an AoW3 PBEM game... :wink:
I would also be interested in another W3 PBEM (not capture the flag) game setup by Veteran Fardaza.
Fardaza wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:37 pm I've never played W3 with PBEM. But isn't there a replay feature?
No there isn't. I think this was the essential complaint Mr. Wiggum recently posted.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:25 pm
by Zenn7
Dave Allen wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:26 pm
Zenn7 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 am That said, and the fact that I've only played a limited amount of AoW3, and nothing recent, I'd be up for PBEM or other style with other games besides just Warlords3. Not sure if people can handle more than 1 game at a time (I could handle 2-3 games, but probably not more).
I have not played much either. I'm up for it, too.
I'd rather wait for resolution to this game, but if someone else were to setup an AoW3 PBEM game... :wink:
I would also be interested in another W3 PBEM (not capture the flag) game setup by Veteran Fardaza.
I'd be up for another W3 PBEM game as well if anyone is inclined to set up another one.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:51 pm
by Dave Allen
Turn 69 to Pyperkub.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:58 am
by Ralph-Wiggum
Looks like some massive armies are moving my way. Hopefully my rat hoards can hold them off....

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:23 am
by Fardaza
Dave Allen wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:26 pm
Zenn7 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 am The problem for me w/ AoW3 (or other games like it) as PBEM is that you can't fight out the tactical battles (or only the active player can, so defenders are screwed). That makes a HUGE difference in the effectiveness of your troops in many cases. With Warlord III or the Dominions series, there is no tactical combat to control, so there is no loss of effectiveness in the combats.
That probably explains why AoW3's community has an ongoing PBEM patch.
Zenn7 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 am That said, and the fact that I've only played a limited amount of AoW3, and nothing recent, I'd be up for PBEM or other style with other games besides just Warlords3. Not sure if people can handle more than 1 game at a time (I could handle 2-3 games, but probably not more).
I have not played much either. I'm up for it, too.
I'd rather wait for resolution to this game, but if someone else were to setup an AoW3 PBEM game... :wink:
I would also be interested in another W3 PBEM (not capture the flag) game setup by Veteran Fardaza.
Fardaza wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:37 pm I've never played W3 with PBEM. But isn't there a replay feature?
No there isn't. I think this was the essential complaint Mr. Wiggum recently posted.
I'll have to look into it. I've never done a PBEM, let alone set one up.

Re: Warlords III: Darklords Rising just released...

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:24 pm
by Pyperkub
turn 69 to nick!

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