Bruce: Playing multiplayer Dominions is pretty straight forward. Start the game, click on “Network” and select “Setup a Dominions Server.” Great, we think. Get the IP address and that’s that. But somewhere since games stopped requiring you to have Gamespy to play with other people, Tom and I developed a problem with ports. Specifically, opening them. We’ve done this a million times for a million different Toms vs. Bruces. Worst case, you have to put the game in the DMZ, or something. I think that’s because Koreans are so good at multiplayer. But this time, no matter how many firewall settings we tweak, we can’t connect to each other. Frankly, we can’t even verify that the ports we opened are actually open. How did multiplayer gaming suddenly get this hard?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2014/01/08/tom-vs-bruce-dominions-4