The Dominions 4 Thread of Multiplayer Stabby Stabby Ascension - 2014 Edition


The benevolence of Pan is now on display for all to see. Shinuyama lies open, empty, and waiting. The rest of Pan is preparing for the inevitable attacks, but we will not attack first!

Oh, we are going to wipe out a little underwater castle near by with some Evil guys named Steve in there.


Waaaa, I thought we were fwends!


Fwends don’t drag fwends into poo flinging matches. The bananas always win.

But I had an awful thought last night, while drinking my fifth absinthe-brandy mix. Could this game end just like Wylde Ryde One? Eiru masterfully freezes the seas, and then takes his artifact driven forces and crushes any organized response. With a Map move 3 flying force of trolls, backed up by cloud trapezed mages, they quickly lay siege to caps while sneaky commanders take provinces and bards subtly change dominion in near by provinces, like some current swamps.

Caelum could try to respond, but will the Elemental Court be able to fly halfway across the map in time to stop capitals from falling? Given that the Air Queen’s lightening will be certainly resisted by Eiru’s own Air mages, I do not think Caelum will be able to respond quickly enough. Others might protest that Caelum is a non-issue - one cap, barely a handful of provinces, and he stales! Alas, those who think @Kelan is phoning this in are naive. Caelum probably has a one turn leap plan to seize Shinuyama, Tien Chi, and Pan with sizable forces, winning with a quick storming before anyone can respond.

It might not happen that way, though. Ys is certainly out of the water with SOME, or perhaps MOST forces, and his capital looks dangerously empty. Eiru’s recent appeals for water gems hint at the need for water breathing forces to surprise a complacent amphibian. And movement does not seem to be Ys’s strong suit- that doom stack of 500 crabs and communions is slow, and probably will be caught out of position soon.

Hmm, I need more to drink.


These modern armies of Eriu could not hope to hold a candle to the might of our ancestors. While I wont insult your intelligence by suggesting that we don’t have artifacts, we don’t have anywhere near the monopoly that we did have, and more alarmingly, many of those critical artifacts don’t belong to us.

My guidance, follow the gems…


Could we please get a 24 hour extension for this turn? I have a meeting tonight and VIP concert tickets tomorrow night and not sure when I will get home.


Hosting postponed for qtWyldeRyde2andAhalf by 24 hours. The game will now host at 08:56 GMT on Saturday September 16th.


The thing about glamour is how deceptive it can be.


Can I get a 24 hour extension? Dominions system wouldn’t boot this weekend. …


Oooh, me too! Got bowling tonight and not sure I can get my turn in. I can get it done tomorrow for sure.


Hosting postponed for qtWyldeRyde2andAhalf by 24 hours. The game will now host at 08:56 GMT on Wednesday September 20th.


@Kelan , I cannot remember if your cessation of the NAP 3 runs out this turn that we are submitting orders for, or the next. Kind of don’t want to spend all night scripting mages to do things if Aella, Thuella, and Cruella and their 101 …sorry, 201 flyers come visiting next turn.

See, there is an Oktoberfest thing…


Definitely no aggressive actions this turn. May have to wait one more too because needed to give you a turn to read the message. Will double check tomorrow.


make him get you some oktoberfest beers! (or at least drink one to the long time of peace!)


Nuts. got my desktop to boot, and was halfway through my turn when it crashed again yesterday.


So… do you need more time? I bet Evil Steve or direaussie could temporarily take over till you get it fixed, as a worse case scenario.


I’ll let you know tonight.


Y’know, I’m not going to tell you what to do or don’t do, but I will say that you can put 1000 birds on the swamp and you wont find my troops because I’ve never put troops there.

Truth is, i don’t know why the dominion is going like that, but if i had to guess, it’s due to spill off from the province beside it which is dom capped at a level that somehow is beyond my maximum. No, i don’t know why that is either, but i can tell you it’s not because of a secret, hidden or even known site, because i’ve expended considerable effort to reveal everything there…


Calling on my heightened Dominions4 Paranoia,I see through your ruse!

Saying that you don’t have any sneaking troops in that province is exactly what I would do if I had a large sneaky army… somewhere else! And what makes you immediately think that those black hawks are in that swamp to search for intruders, hmm? Maybe they are sunbathing or something. Only someone who was anticipating such an action would make that comment!

And then you claim you don’t know why the dominion is changing! Coming from Prognosticator Pyrhic, Doctor of Documentation, Regent of the Rules, Lord of the Combat Logs, Count of Combat Tactics! HA! OF COURSE YOU KNOW.

Do not bother to protest. It would be like Crimea in 2014, or was it 1942? Or was it on Mars with Carter? Little green men everywhere!


A ruse?

B-rrring, B-rring. Hi, it’s 1930s calling, can we have our words, clothes, and shitty airplanes back?

Call you back, 1930s. And, hey, watch out for that Adolf Hitler fellow, he’s a real bad egg!


In the continuing spirit of Neviele Chamberlain, let me set the scene as Pan the Benevolent, Pan the Giver, and Pan the Merciful see it:

Bandar - awesome fights, slugged it out to the bitter end, kudos.
Shin - did as best as he could with gimpy Oni. Somehow managed to stay in the game for several turns with a handful (like 20) of Atlantean militia and a single commander, no lab, no mages. Pan put him out of his misery. I hoist a tankard to my erstwhile ally!
Pan - has had Mother Oak up for…one, two, many, lots of turns. Has plenty of leogryphs and kitted out mages to show for it. Has a wounded Manticore pretender, and a corrupted Earth King. Winner of the the Shin/Pan alliance vs Bandar. I never did find out if Bandar DID attack Shin first, or if Pan was just duped into supporting Shin’s attack. Knowing @Evil_Steve’s evil ways…I was drunk! That’s my excuse!
Also sitting on 3 capitals, only two of which are garrisoned.
Nazca - somehow still a contender. While only being an observer, Pan has noticed that autospawn supayas can really mess up an army made primarily out of black hawks.
Caelum - quietly roosting on his mountain. Under all that snow is the real mountain of gems from three global gem generators. He also has all of the Elemental Court, save one or two corrupted Kings. Has lots of Deaveas of …killing you. Yeah,and a ton of Stormguard. Expect battles vs Caelum to be like walking to the liquor store in a hurricane, when you have a hangover, and lots of birds are sitting on your head pecking at your eyes, screeching "Thunderstrike! Thunderstrike!"
Ys - the organized, massive mountain. There’s not many armies, but the ones you see you do not mess with. Everything communioned, buffed, invincible, and then the offensive stuff starts to come out. Oh, and Crabs! I predict a ponderous, irresistible advance, batting aside smaller forces just like a fat lady brushes aside children as she makes her way to the free ice cream.
Eiru- You know, throughout the lands of Eiru that my harpy scouts (seriously, I end each turn with about 30 hiding on the map) travel, I find nothing but serene landscapes, happy farmers, a mummy or two, birds singing, a few thugs playing hide the frost brand, and maybe a bard seducing an airhead. Yet this is the same nation that took out a throne early on, which had a massive amount of spring hawks, fog warriors, and other airy nastiness. One turn Eiru was no where, next turn they were roasting spring hawk legs in a nice marinade over a pit.

And in a turn plus one, things will …possibly? Hit the fan. Caelum will have dropped all his non aggression pacts by then, so he might be feeling a little…itchy.