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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2013, 10:19:42 PM »
One thing I must admit I was wondering about Dom4:

There was never a hint of it coming, even stronger I still remember a discussion about it on the Shrapnel forums where the debs then explicitly told the community that there was no intent at that time to go for Dom4.

Now that they are free of Shrapnel, suddenly rather quickly Dom4 gets shown...
Now I hope they had already been working on Dom 4 secretly and it's not just a quick upgrade to generate some cash.
A year or two making a new game seems short.

But it'll probably be fine. Right?

I very much doubt they make Dominions games for money. Both of the devs have a full-time job and they develop Dominions in their free time.

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2013, 04:16:07 AM »
I think you are right Faux.  it seems to be a labor of love.

that said, Ysk is right, it really did come out of nowhere.  he may be on track that they were waiting for separation from Shrapnel, which seemed to be  an unhappy union.

or, the fact that they don't do it for $$$ may have something to do with it.  no need to hype it up if the goal isn't to sell as many units as possible...

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2013, 04:22:43 AM »
As far as the game's possible price point is concerned, I'm willing to bet Dom 4 will be much more in the range of most people's wallets at release.  The devs aren't shackled to Shrapnel anymore. 

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2013, 05:18:00 AM »
I am hoping that the price point is a little softer. I played the demo for a while, and finally bought it when it went to desura because the price dropped. I just couldn't bring my self to pay 70 dollars for it. I love the game and am glad I have it, I just can't spend that kind of money on games, I don't even spend that much on AAA titles in series that I have been playing for years.

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2013, 01:13:02 PM »
The game is now available for preordering at -15% discount for 21,24 euromoneys. Don't know what that makes it in American dollars. The release date is set to be 31st of August.

Seems quite reasonable.

Edit: forgot to mention it's only on Desura: http://www.desura.com/games/dominions-4-thrones-of-ascensions
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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2013, 01:19:00 PM »
Cool, that's like, what, $9? How cheap is pagan euromoney right now? ;)
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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2013, 02:34:53 AM »
The game is now available for preordering at -15% discount for 21,24 euromoneys. Don't know what that makes it in American dollars. The release date is set to be 31st of August.

Seems quite reasonable.

Edit: forgot to mention it's only on Desura: http://www.desura.com/games/dominions-4-thrones-of-ascensions

That's $29.74 here across the pond (in between the St. Lawrence and Rio Grande).  ;) 

Not a bad price, I'd say.  At the very least, it's a far better cry than $70.00! 

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2013, 03:12:20 AM »
Instant preorder here, but one thing: this Desura crap doesnt need another application to be installed like Steam does it??
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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2013, 04:06:52 AM »
Nope.  Desura has its own client just like Steam, but you can buy games through the website and then download DRM-free files.

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2013, 04:11:26 AM »
Good! Preordering. Thanks, Huw
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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2013, 09:40:50 AM »
I damn well hope that Dom4 gets on Steam. Otherwise that price is likely to bite Illwinter in the ass.

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2013, 06:29:13 PM »
I don't think anyone ever said in-game alliances are wrong/unfair.

I DO think pre-game or game long alliances put other players at a major and unforeseen disadvantage, so I think a case can be made to say that's not particularly fair to other players.

as far as team play in Dom4, I must say, I am curious but pretty darn skeptical.   idea sounds great, and I have A LOT of faith(haha, faith-get it?) in the Devs, but I don't know...

I think pre-game alliances are more preferable to any made in-game.  The latter can do much to alter the balance of things whereas starting off in even teams can regulate that quite a bit. 

It's a good way to go about it IMO.

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2013, 06:30:55 PM »
Instant preorder here, but one thing: this Desura crap doesnt need another application to be installed like Steam does it??

As Huw says.. you can download a DRM-free installer file from their website (in your browser) when logged in and browsing your games.  There is also the option of installing their Steam-like client and d/l'ing it through there if you want, but it's not required.

The best of both worlds, and the way it should be.  ;)

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2013, 06:32:56 PM »
I damn well hope that Dom4 gets on Steam. Otherwise that price is likely to bite Illwinter in the ass.

Huh?

They've obviously done well since ditching Shrapnel and slapping a $30 price tag on Dominions 3.  If it's working, why fix it?

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Re: Dominions4
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2013, 07:20:06 AM »
Actually they havent done that well with the change.
Their other game "Conquest of Elysium 3" has sold more copies than all the Dom's put together. Mostly because it is on Steam.
And both Desura and GamersGate have done very little to promote Dom3. The forums suck, customer support sucks, press releases to gaming sites are non-existent. The only thing either of them have done "for" Dom3 is have some decent sales.

So like I said, I hope Dom4 gets on Steam. For Illwinters sake.