Having blatantly ignored all suggestions and constructive criticism, I’d like to start the following game:
(OK, maybe a few suggestions actually penetrated)
Rollory, I really like the pairs you mentioned, but I’d like to give this one a shot first.
Good (Pros + n00bs):
Atlantis - Clark (MENTOR) Man - Guildboss
Ulm - Backov (MENTOR)
Arco - Dave Perkins Caelum - Robert Sharp Marignon - Mercutio
Pangaea - Nick Walter (MENTOR) Vanheim - Jason McMaster
Bad (As Rob put it, those of us who never win)
Ermor - VegasRobb Abysia - Balut C’tis - Brandon Clements Jotunheim - Jasper
R’lyeh - Rob O’Boston Mictlan- Carnifex Machaka - Jason Lutes
I’m hoping we get 2-3 pros to mentor the good side. N00bs are fully encouraged to use any form of communication for guidance, including showing up on Bruce’s doorstep at 2 AM.
Post if you’d like to play- nation and self-evaluation, if you please.
It doesn’t bother you guys that Good has 10 factions to Evil’s 7, and moreover that Good has all the best factions? Pythium, Arcoscephale, Caelum, Man, Vanheim? Whereas the evil guys get Jotunheim. Not only that, the good guys have all the most mobile factions, who will be most easily able to work together…
Obviously this a bit subjective, but it seems like you’re setting yourself up for a lopsided game.
Different people have different levels of luck with various nations depending on their playstyles. With the complexity of Dom2 there is plenty of room to play differently and still be successful. In earlier versions of the game there were some subtle imbalances but the game is still getting actively supported/patched and most of those have been worked out.
Doh! senator_cthulhu wanted to claim Ermor or R’lyeh for this game, but has problems logging into his account. He emailed me to get his pick in, but I didn’t get a chance to check my email until now. Uh, if anyone wants to let the esteemed delegate from beyond the stars in as one of those factions, I’m sure he’d appreciate it. Otherwise, uh, pencil senator_cthulhu in for the Evil faction as something or other.
Some factions are clearly better than others, but there aren’t any serious imbalances IMHO. Still 10 vs 7 with the larger team having the stronger factions and the factions best able to work together as a team all stack up to pretty long odds. 10 vs 7 alone would be pretty rough!
But if the game is meant to be unbalanced, it’s no big deal. I just didn’t realize that was the intention.
That’s easy, just cancel your cable subscription so you have more time to play Dominions! You’ll quickly save money. Dominions will also swiftly give you plenty of avenues to vent your Divine Wrath, perhaps even enough to follow through on your curse. ;-)