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Offline happyfungi

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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2013, 02:49:56 PM »
the beta is up and running on desura


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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2013, 04:09:03 PM »
Yay, downloaded it.
Was a bit of a chore to find my cd key, cause I cannot find that page on the Desura website... Luckily there is a direct link in your initiate purchase confirmation email if anyone wonders...

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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2013, 04:47:29 PM »
For anyone else's reference:

To find your serial key, at least in the Desura client, first select the Blue diamond button in the top left and click on History>Purchases or something similarly worded.  Then click on the date which you purchased Dom4 (the games you bought that day should be listed next to it) and then click on the work "Key" next to the Dom4 listing.  You'll get a pop-up with a button to "generate key" so click that if it's your first time getting one.  Otherwise it should display the one you were assigned. 

Desura should really have a more direct link to the a serial keys page.  I don't think they do a lot of feature upgrades to their client, but a website adjustment would be nice.
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« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2013, 10:52:09 PM »
Thanks for the pointer Nef!
I do not use the client, so I would really appreciate a website update there!
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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2013, 03:48:08 AM »
do u have to preorder to get the beta?

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« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2013, 04:55:17 AM »
yes you have to
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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2013, 01:58:07 AM »
do u have to preorder to get the beta?

It's more like a Beta buy-in, at this point.  I think you can purchase it at Desura, and get the beta build right now. 

I've been surprised by just how much stuff has been tweaked, added, or wotnot.  When people were likening Dom4 to an expansion pack for Dom3, it made me think there wouldn't be all that much different.  Maybe just a couple additions and a handful of adjustments.  But it looks as if nearly everything had some kind of tweak or addition, mostly for balance which it really needed.   

I wouldn't think it in beta if it wasn't for the rare placeholder.
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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2013, 04:31:55 AM »
Yes I am just *facepalming* at people now who keep insisting Dom 4 will just be a glorified patch for Dom 3.
They obviously haven't a clue and certainly did not play the beta.

To expect it to be a vastly different game is another thing and frankly, plain silly.
The game is just called Dominions. Like software of the old days it just progresses in version number and we're on the verge of getting v4.0. Same game, just the next version of it. If you (in the general sense) call this merely a patch, then so be it. I do not.

But indeed, I agree wholeheartedly, Nefaro! The spread of commander units within the factions is much better. They have a much clearer function now and have pretty interesting pro's and con's.
Unit cost and gear has been tweaked for many, if not all, units.
It looks like a good hard thought has been made about balance and cleaning up spells.

There are a few powerplayers who have some valuable input over at Desura and some are not happy with certain changes, but Kris is talking to them so we'll see what happens. With the way things are looking I think its going to be a darn fine game!
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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2013, 08:59:41 AM »
I've Ben happy with what I've seen so far. From what I heard i thought it was just a patched version of dom3. But having seen it, they definitely have improved things. I like the fact that so much more information is at your finger tips instead of being required to dig through menus.

One thing I'm.not happy about is the change to the mid age shinyu spell "ghost general" they increased the cost and pushed it deeper down the track. I haven't had a chance to test summon, but did they increase the power as well?  The big thing was that it was like summoning a bane, but easier and cheaper to go with shinyu whole summon thing, if it is the same unit but with those changes it wouldn't be worth it.

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« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2013, 09:13:58 AM »
For many issues like you mentioned above, I've seen input from Kris.
You just need to lay the puzzle differently, is the message I get from him. Sure, tactics might need adapting and old ways don't work, but things that have been changed have not just been changed for no reason.
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« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2013, 09:44:06 AM »
Ok. I feel like a goon now. It's been so long since I actually looked at it I forgot. The shuts has always been 1 step up from the bane, and it looks like they boosted the shura more than they modified the bane, and they increased both gem costs, well at least compared to cbm, also havent taken that into account yet, so on that note, I retract my previous statement, for now.

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« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »
Just one of the many adjustments.. ye olde Skele Spam combat spell also got moved up a level or two.  ;D  Looks like a good amount of such adjustments were done.  I say well done!

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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2013, 05:53:28 PM »
I agree, I have liked most of the changes so far.

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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2013, 04:20:34 AM »
I've heard a great idea on the Three Moves Ahead podcast; teamplay.
What do you guys say we try something new and go for team vs team? 3vs3vs3 for example? We could even try the Disciples gameplay this way! Let me know.

Two mere days till release!
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Re: Dominions 4 inaugural game (let's make this massive!) [recruiting]
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2013, 07:47:27 AM »
I am all for that.