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Today's Classic Review: Empires of the Shining Sea
« on: May 17, 2017, 09:31:28 AM »
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Re: Today's Classic Review: Empires of the Shining Sea
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 09:43:59 AM »
Ah, the memories I have: of first being overrun out of the gate by a fellow underwater faction, in my home territory in the middle of the shining sea, and then taking over Ulm when their player dropped out and trying to forge alliances with T'ien Ch'ien and other sundries nearby in a game that discourages all alliances, while slowly invading north into the Spider Kingdom with my Troll King army and touring my territories with my Pretender to search for gem sites -- until inevitably I'm invaded by that dang rival underwater kingdom now surrounding my peninsula (with his sirens molesting my peninsula... uh, no entendre originally intended  ^-^ ) and slowly smushed out of the game. Again.

Whereupon at around the same time half the remaining players, on the west (Sword?) coast, decided they were fed up with the game and voted to end it, much to the chagrin of the other half of the players inland to the east who were having a ball. Which as one of the game admins I still feel bad about, since I should have set us all to AI so they could play out the end, sigh.


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