Well, I’m only in one game at the moment, and we seem to have some interest, so…
… I’ve been wanting to play a big game on the World map. So unless people think it’s a bad idea I say let’s give it a try. The game is for as many people as can sign up before Saturday.
JM: Vanheim Jason Lutes: Arcosephale JamesG: Ulm Senator Cthulhu: Abysia Brandon Clements: T’ien Ch’i LokeUtgaard: Caelum Carnifex: Ermor Cabbage: Jotunheim Rob O’Boston: Mictlan GuildBoss: Pangaea Ben: Pythium Dave Perkins: Machaka Infinite Jest: Man NatCox: R’lyeh Bakov: Marignon crit: Atlantis Foom: C’tis
The map can be found here and the fixed mapfile here*. Again, if people would rather play a different map, then we can switch, it’s not a problem.
Settings will be defaults / score graphs off. 48hour forcehost+quickhost is preferable but I’m flexible on that (wahey)
[size=2]* To play this you’ll need to download the world.zip (my first link), extract that to your dom2 maps dir, then overwrite the world.map you’ve extracted with the one in the 2nd link. [/edit][/size]
I’m in the same boat, game overload. Still, it’s a happy thing to be part of a community with so many Dom2 games I have to start turning some down. Means when I get out of some of my current games, replacements will not be hard to find :D
World is pretty huge. Illwinter lists 10-17 players recommended for this map, and has one “world war” map variation that gives each player 4 or 5 starting provinces (kinda themed around the nation), along with 2 forts.
For a new player, I would recommend Ulm. It’s hard to go wrong since almost all of Ulm’s troops are good. Expensive, but good. For the benefit of those who haven’t played Ulm, I’ve pasted my Ulm players guide in below.
Nick Walter’s Ulm Guide
Research Flaming Arrows
Buy lots of crossbowman and cast Flaming Arrows on them a lot.