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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #225 on: June 05, 2019, 01:29:45 PM »
In short there are a lot of nuances within the game that mean the biggest army is definitely not always the best 😉

Actually, given AGEOD's reputation with their Athena engine based games, that is a frightening statement. 

As long as those nuances are well documented and will not require the customer to conduct a full design of experiment with the game to flesh those nuances out I'm ok with this. 

Retracting my earlier day one purchase statement until the community has played the game upon release. 
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #226 on: June 05, 2019, 02:09:13 PM »
In short there are a lot of nuances within the game that mean the biggest army is definitely not always the best 😉

Actually, given AGEOD's reputation with their Athena engine based games, that is a frightening statement. 

As long as those nuances are well documented and will not require the customer to conduct a full design of experiment with the game to flesh those nuances out I'm ok with this. 

Retracting my earlier day one purchase statement until the community has played the game upon release.


I have tried (and failed) to get my head around the Ageod previous engine on numerous occasions.

This is a very different beast and a totally new engine.

The bonuses etc I mentioned are all clearly laid out in the battle reports in game.

Check out the Dastactic videos on You Tube if you have time.....very clear.
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #227 on: June 05, 2019, 03:47:02 PM »
This Developer Diary also briefly describes some of the differences between units and how different unit types and terrain effect combat: http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2856/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.Dev.Diary.#10..Units:.Abilities.and.Modifiers

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #228 on: June 05, 2019, 04:50:13 PM »
Devoncop beat me to it...AGEOD has virtually nothing to do with this game.
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #229 on: June 05, 2019, 07:15:40 PM »
Yes the engine used is not the same as the old Ageod games.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #230 on: June 06, 2019, 07:02:21 AM »
Good to hear guys.  Thanks for the info.   :)
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #231 on: June 07, 2019, 12:47:12 PM »
I need this game yesterday.
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #232 on: June 07, 2019, 02:10:24 PM »
I hope the manual gets pre released so I can prepare!
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #233 on: June 07, 2019, 02:21:50 PM »
I hope the manual gets pre released so I can prepare!

Pah........reading the manual........Sooooooooooo last century ........ :)

Having watched the Dastactic You Tube series I am chomping at the bit !

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #234 on: June 07, 2019, 03:23:23 PM »
Watched some Let's Plays with the FOG 2 Battle implementation.   I think I want to do the Eric Cartman "Freeze myself until release date" strategy. 

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #235 on: June 07, 2019, 03:45:03 PM »
Watched some Let's Plays with the FOG 2 Battle implementation.   I think I want to do the Eric Cartman "Freeze myself until release date" strategy.

It is well done but funnily enough I doubt I will utilise it much at all as I love the Empires battle resolution model which plays out in game without utilising FoG2.....there are a lot of nuances to it and it allows the strategic game to player out really smoothly from what I have seen.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #236 on: June 07, 2019, 04:19:15 PM »
I imagine I'll only use the FoG2 battles for significant engagements.  I really, really like the FoG2 system and am enamored of the idea of having a campaign map overlay for it, but I also want to use the Empires system when I either don't  have time, or inclination to fight a full battle.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #237 on: June 07, 2019, 04:52:50 PM »
Devoncop beat me to it...AGEOD has virtually nothing to do with this game.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #238 on: June 07, 2019, 04:56:37 PM »
Is the big draw for this game that it's a vehicle for the FoG battles to play or that it's a true strategy game on it's own?
Would you mind 'both' as an answer ?
+1. Without the option to play the battles in FoG2 I would not buy it, but I do not plan on using it for all of my battles, perhaps not even most of them.
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #239 on: June 08, 2019, 12:40:35 PM »
Is the big draw for this game that it's a vehicle for the FoG battles to play or that it's a true strategy game on it's own?
Would you mind 'both' as an answer ?
+1. Without the option to play the battles in FoG2 I would not buy it, but I do not plan on using it for all of my battles, perhaps not even most of them.

Agreed but it's good that we have an option if we want it.  I'm happy with that.
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