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Offline MetalDog

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Age of Wonders III MP Party
« on: January 03, 2015, 12:23:15 PM »
bob and me are speaking on Steam and he asked me did I like Age of Wonders III.  I said yes I did, but it would shine in MP compared to solo.  So, we thought we'd start a spontaneous game.  It starts in an hour.  If you want in, sound off now!
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 12:49:03 PM »
No way would I play MP with Bob, he's a nutter........

And his hearing aint what it used to be, although I think half the time, he deliberately miss-hears what you say. Its what his missus calls 'selective deafness'.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 04:00:45 PM »
ive heard it doesnt work that well, but good luck

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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 04:02:33 PM »
Count me in although I fear I may be a bit late.  Let me log into Steam and see where you guys are.   ;)
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 04:12:50 PM »
It works fine in MP, although it kicked MD out once, but I saved it and we got back in no problem and had about 3 hours in-game. It would be better with more players though.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 04:18:37 PM »
does it not make you watch everybodys battles? this was the big hoo hah when it first came out?

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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 04:44:23 PM »
Just finished a quick start session with MD.  We experienced no problems.   Haven't seen any battles yet as we just started a game.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 04:47:12 PM »
No.  You do not have to watch the other guys battle.  Although, I will say that I auto resolved everything and I suspect that bob did too.  So, you may have to watch the other guys battle.  Bad post over all for me :(
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 07:00:20 PM »
Before I leave for the night just wanted to comment that you do not see manual battles of other players.  Noticed this while playing against MetalDog just now.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 07:00:24 PM »
Ok.  You don't SEE the other guys battle, but, you have to wait until he's done with it for you to finish the turn.  And you can't do ANYTHING while the battle is going on.  So, bring a book.  Have the television on.  Do sudoku.  It'll be awhile.  I have to imagine, that unless you are patient, and I am, you would have to agree before hand what the parameters for engaging in tactical battles are going to be.  Like, only if it's your capital city or your leader is involved in a Closely Matched or worse.  Something along those lines.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 08:00:38 PM »
^It's that kind of thing that I didn't like about Warlock MP...things took forever sometimes and there was a lot of waiting around.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2015, 08:06:32 PM »
So.......you bought me AoW III to take me away from Warlock?   ;D
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2015, 04:36:40 AM »
No.  You do not have to watch the other guys battle.  Although, I will say that I auto resolved everything and I suspect that bob did too.  So, you may have to watch the other guys battle.  Bad post over all for me :(

Yep, I auto'd the battles against the AI, although I suspect that when facing a real player, we may want to do the tactical battles 'live'.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2015, 07:46:06 AM »
I would agree with that.
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Re: Age of Wonders III MP Party
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 09:45:57 AM »
^It's that kind of thing that I didn't like about Warlock MP...things took forever sometimes and there was a lot of waiting around.

Yeah you really have to be a patient kind of person to enjoy Warlock MP.  It is rewarding though because I think there is a bit more thought involved in playing your turns in Warlock vs. AoWIII.  Both are great games though. 
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