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Oh wow, I hadn’t looked at the charts. That’s… that’s pretty much what I expected based on all the overarching quests going to @Valambrian and almost everywhere I went on the map bumping into one of his watchtowers! I’m happy I wasn’t even lower given I’ve not played the game a great deal overall, let alone recently!

I’ll be passing on anymore MP for the time being. Could do with playing more solo to get a better feel for things in the long run. Made so many mistakes here but learnt a lot from them.

Well, I’m out, but don’t let that stop the rest of you from continuing if you want.

I’d be up for another AoW3 game or for Planetfall (I tried a few times to get that off the ground but never managed it).

So, @Mysterio, are you going to put together a tbs MP thread? I would be keen on that. Just a place to advertise for games would be cool.

@Thraeg, if it makes you feel better, my nose still hurts.

I learned to build the first city ASAP from you. My class was inspired by yours and @Mysterio’s in the last game. The wild magic adept came from @BloodyBattleBrain’s specialization.

In order to learn the new class / race / splecialization combo, I played 8 single-player games, tweaking the starting conditions as I was learning more about out MP game. Never in these SP games was I as lucky with my starting position as I was in this game. @Thraeg had one of his settlements taken over by raiders, @legowarrior lost his capital to them, and they also destroyed a settler belonging to @geggis. The only time (before @Thraeg occupied Rastorm) when something like this happened to me was when the Frostling Archdruid spawned near one of my outposts and promptly occupied it. But even in the case he parked his army there and decided to go for a swim in the lake in the middle of the map.

I was developing at about the same pace as @Thraeg was (@legowarrior started to build more cities somewhat later and @Mysterio and @geggis gave us an unfair advantage by not building cities at all), and then my expander specialization proved its strength on a large map.

What I did right was focusing on high level treasure sites. I was the fist to open all 5 seals (sorry, @legowarrior, if this cheated you out of the reward for occupying one of them). Some of the rewards were meh, but taking money was still an option.

The war with @Thraeg didn’t go as smoothly as I’d like to, but he had more fronts to protect and I had more resources. It felt weird that we decided to “cordially start a war” after being allies the last time. Still, thank you, @Thraeg, you were a worthy opponent.

Maybe this weekend.

Wait, what? Open all 5 seals? Sounds like I’m missing something.

It’s just one of those things I inexplicably continue to overlook in this game.

I defeated their guardians, but I didn’t leave troops on any of the seals.

Do you receive a reward for being the first to accomplish that?

Yes, you do.

So, I know the game is done, but I am waiting on @geggis to concede, so that I can concede, and see what is up.

I’m willing to give this a shot when another game starts.

Ah, sorry. Consider it done!

Dang, we were all far behind. Which sucks, because I finally was able to build Fully buffed Winter Queens (all the druid support upgrades, plus mediation, plus a site that gives them +1 to melee and ranged attack) every turn. I could build at least 1 Yeti every turn (I had a second and third yeti city in the works) and I had my secret plan. I had found a Tower that gave all my summon units Catalyst. When they die, they turn into Tier 2 elementals. I thought this would be fun when combined with my Tier 1 animal summon spell. Each was weak, but they turn into more powerful elementals upon death!

Also, all my cities where up to 600 or 700 happiness!

I thought I was doing well. I was not!

I should probably skip the next game. Otherwise, everyone’s plan is going to be

  1. kill valambrian
  2. ???
  3. win the game