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Reply #15 on: September 07, 2021, 05:28:55 PM
Tempted



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Reply #16 on: September 07, 2021, 07:25:44 PM
If you are half way interested I say DO IT! The developers are great and support their work with constant updates.

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Reply #17 on: September 07, 2021, 11:52:25 PM
I'd be tempted as well...if it weren't for the square unit icons/markers. 

I confess they really put me off, especially in juxtaposition against the nice-looking world maps.  I find them very jarring, to the point of breaking my sense of immersion. 



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Reply #18 on: September 08, 2021, 08:03:33 AM
Sigh. You kids and yer fancy graphics.

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Reply #19 on: September 08, 2021, 08:32:26 AM
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Reply #20 on: September 08, 2021, 02:16:48 PM
Sigh. You kids and yer fancy graphics.

I don't need 'em fancy, just more visually consistent. 

(Yes, I realize NATO-style counters are way easier to make than sprites, or almost anything else, for that matter.  Just let me grouse about it, dang it.) 


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Reply #21 on: September 08, 2021, 08:17:33 PM
I actually like the simple graphics but I can see how its not appealing to everyone.



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Reply #22 on: December 07, 2021, 03:47:38 AM
Big new update just dropped: 


https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1606340/view/3135065105576217675




I'm still tempted to get this one.  Dang it. 



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Reply #23 on: January 24, 2022, 09:02:22 AM
Despite the graphics, I like the mechanics of this game. Although leveling heroes takes me a lot of time. Sometimes I don't have the patience and just go to (SPAM LINK REMOVED). Most of all I like to pump the senator. I always have trouble with them in the late game.



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Reply #24 on: January 24, 2022, 09:34:39 AM
Despite the graphics, I like the mechanics of this game. Although leveling heroes takes me a lot of time. Sometimes I don't have the patience and just go to (SPAM LINK REMOVED). Most of all I like to pump the senator. I always have trouble with them in the late game.


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Reply #25 on: February 06, 2022, 06:20:55 AM
By the by, I noticed a couple updates have dropped... 



Patch 5.13 mostly improves battles.  There are also new spells & magic items, along with improvements to pathfinding/AI (plus the usual bug fixes): 

https://steamcommunity.com/games/1606340/announcements/detail/3129439955340005996


Patch 5.15 appears to focus a bit more on (limited) modding capabilities, along with the usual stuff (fixes, AI tweaks, etc.). 

https://steamcommunity.com/games/1606340/announcements/detail/3119308124160615438



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Reply #26 on: February 06, 2022, 09:21:29 AM
I started playing again after several months of binging on Dominions 5. The Cloud Lord AI is better but I still have to select my computer opponents to avoid the Dwarves and Bakamono. Ants are also still a total PITA.



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Reply #27 on: February 06, 2022, 05:10:47 PM
^  Are they OP, are just unbalanced in a way that the AI plays them in a very "game-y" manner? 



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Reply #28 on: February 06, 2022, 06:26:29 PM
^  Are they OP, are just unbalanced in a way that the AI plays them in a very "game-y" manner?

The Dwarves are just  :censored: annoying. If they are in the game then you spend an inordinate amount of time taking back locations from them. Theuy spawn obscene numbers of small 'explorer' stacks that go out looking for mines. And they are invariably the last enemy left and you have to hunt all over the map to find the last Dvala. At which point she has 30+ Dwarven Ballista in the mine with her. I  :censored: hate them. Ruins the game for me.

The Bakamono can build stacks of these Kono troops that cast spells and ripe you apart. The computer player is pretty good at summoning the troops and making big stacks of them with support and once it gets one or two of those the game is over unless you have something bigger and more OP.

I also don't use the Scourge Lords as the computer player really leans in on the ants and those are almost impossible to stop.



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Reply #29 on: April 05, 2022, 05:50:03 PM
Update 5.17 adds a new class, the Monkey Maharaja, along with various other features and the usual bug fixes: 


https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1606340/view/3209385189658428255



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