Age of Wonders: Planetfall by Triumph Studios

I always buddy up with one at the expense of the others. Typically I team with the Automation. The plant people are the worst.

Heretic.

Fertiliser shall you be.

The Growth make great homies for Xenozons.

Yeah, except bugs, glitches, and misclicks happen. For my part, the lack of a manual save is potentially multiplayer killing. I don’t trust iron man settings not to screw me (or others!) over.

I love the plant race.

I meant to come back and post this last week but I totally forgot - the same day I posted in defense of the single-save, iron man game @ShivaX and I had to abort our game due to a crash that repeated every time we loaded into the game. We submitted the save file so hopefully the crash gets fixed, but it was a lot of lost time - hours into our game, and no way to just roll back to a previous save or two. Very frustrating.

Finished the first Dvar campaign mission. It ended in a very familiar fashion: I’ve besieged the only province of cyber-undead guys for dozens of turns. Same often happened in AoW3: they have several stacks of units and only one province, in this game they’re even weaker cause you can capture parts of the city. I’ve won but I had to throw units in there, and in those cases it’s very tempting to autoresolve combat, you’re drowning them in bodies anyway.

But in general I liked bigger battles more than in AoW3. In AoW3 it was hard to care about all the little units when there are a lot of them. Here you see more diversity. Robot minor race gave me a lot of support units linking the net, and those are perfect for sieges. Basic Dvar infantry unit is great bullet sponge. Brigadeers have explosive damage and support stuff. It’s all much more interesting than AoW3 where every unit still had to be a good damagger expended to do at least some melee.

Hey Scott, did you/the host try the Repair function? This basically rolls back the session one turn/to the start of the turn. It is found in the session settings, the same place where you can email participants and kick players.

Foremen?

He’s like Batman and Superman rolled into one. :D

Yeah, that’s the problem with not playing in English.

There are other languages? :P

Jokes aside, how is the translation. I know in AoW3 there were some complaints about not enough languages, inaccuracies etc. Has the might of Paradox been beneficial in this regard?

I’m playing in Russian and only saw a single typo in some story dialogue (or maybe the Assembly is supposed to have a Hulk Speech moments?..). AoW3 had some big translation problems like translating Dreadnaught into Fearless even though Russian uses Dreadnaught too (meaning type of battle ship). Then they patched it to Technocrat which was weird to see near Theocrat (in Russian the difference is 2 letters).

I mostly played AoW3 in English but later switched to Russian for hot seat MP and I saw that the translation is passable but not good. AoWP is much better. Those Foremen are a good example - they didn’t use obvious translation that has very… earthly and beuracratic connotations in Russian. Instead they went for a French word “brigadier” which means “manager of worker unit” in Russian. In fact, I didn’t even know that in English it’s usually a military rank till I’ve checked right now. So some actual thought was put into this translation.

I think Paradox in general has decided to up their translation game. I can only judge Russian translation and before CK2 it was outsourced to external publishers. CK2 and EU4 didn’t get a Russian translation at all. Stellaris and HoI4 got it on release but Stellaris had some infamous translation shortcuts. Imperator Rome has some weird font problems on release - they’ve actually packaged Cyrillic font into the game but didn’t enable it so it was all in Arial, but the translation itself was fine. I’m not playing release version but it looks like AoWP has translation as good as you might expect. I also don’t see any complaints about it anywhere.

Looking at the Paradox Forums, German and French Translations are not quite there. Same for Polish according to Steam. But in general the translations have been well received.

I noticed that button, but it was greyed out. I just hopped back in and it looks like it won’t let me since it’s @ShivaX’s turn. I am the one hosting the game, will he be able to do a repair?

They should be able to yes, depending on turn mode it can change who can repair but either host or master (the player whose turn it is) can repair the session.

Thanks for the info! We’ll give it a shot yet this week.

My friend and I recently both grabbed AoW:P. We want to play a live co-op game that will be a quickish learning game. What are good settings?

Do we just ally via in game diplomacy once we make contact? Do we use the teams option at setup? Will there be any AI diplomacy (with us or each other) if we use the teams option?

Basically we want it to be a co-op vs AI, but with maybe the chance to turn or team up with some AI. Hopefully we can see each others battles if we are not directly involved.

Thanks for the advice.

No teams if you want that. Teams remove diplomacy with each other major faction.

So basically play “solo” and when you finally encounter each other just jump into Alliance asap.
It’ll probably be easy, but it’s a learning game so that’s not a terrible thing.

Thanks. If we do normal diplomacy (not teams) will we be able to be each other’s combat and land movement once we have an alliance?

Why do you think it will be easy? Is it the 2v1v1v1v1v1 setup? In a perfect world I would set 2 teams of 2 (one us, and another an AI duo) and have some indepenants that could be swayed by diplomacy and casus belli. I guess we could up the AI difficulty, but we are very new to the game.