Game #1177 | 4x2 formal teams

Hiliadan vs  gladis vs  Gilafron vs  Olop vs  Lightform vs  rickyroo222 vs  Jean_de_Metz vs  marcuspers

Match Details

Rating 2 - Nice Game
Amount of Humans:8
Kind of game:   PBEM
Game-value: 90
Result Player Classes Races Team Points Extra Points Missed Points Quitter Rate
1 HiliadanRogueFrostlings14400here
1 gladisWarlordGoblins17700here
2 GilafronArchdruidElves26231-70here
2 OlopTheocratOrcs2380-35here
3 LightformArchdruidDraconians3-160-70here
3 rickyroo222SorcererDraconians3-240-70here
4 Jean_de_MetzTheocratDraconians4-810-105here
4 marcuspersWarlordElves4-690-105here
Posts to the game:
Published on Sat, 11 Apr 2020 15:37:05 +0200

In the meantime though, Hili's Leaderstack got killed:

Then Marcus came back to my North-western front on Surface:

I couldn´t defend the Heart of the Arctic and was sure he would raze it - but he didn´t.

The next turn Hili and me decided to attack him as my Units could all reach his army.

I got a crash after that fight, sent the Phalanx away which survived the 2nd fight.

But that didn´t made much difference as mar cus' main forces were defeated.

After that I moved to Marcus realm, and after a little siege, I finally took one vassal cities.

Marcus decided to attack in one final big battle I should have avoided to be honest.

Hili´s Age of Deception lead to Marcus Units desert sooner or later, but on the other hand, a Warlord leader should fight when he can and I had the Arctic Empire Buff (Inflict Chilling+Frostbite) + Garrison's Honor on my side.

After that it was game over for marcus and we only had to face the two other teams.

Maybe Hili wrotes something about them.

Published on Sat, 11 Apr 2020 15:18:30 +0200

Marcus Leader-stack in the UG was another threat.

It turned out that he finally decided to send his Earth Elemental in UG - we were wondering whether he does attack me on Surface instead.

Hili warned me that his leader is a killing machine but I was confident that I could defeat him as Long as my Necro stack came back in time.

My team discussed what to do because my Realm was in danger:

Then, luckily he did a mistake as he killed a scout of me which I stupidly moved to much North and then couldn´t Escape - it wasn´t meant as a trap.

But it offered me the chance to attack Marcus splitted stacks:

In the end my Phalanx could kill his leader in a duel.

On the same turn, I could defeat two Manticores on surface which were supposed to support his engaging stacks I guess.

Published on Sat, 11 Apr 2020 09:54:21 +0200

Written by gladis

Turn 20: Jean was unlucky in the Sanctum and I was able to move my main stack to attack the damaged rest of his troops.

And then I could kill the rest of the Sanctum-defense:

Then Jean decided to forfeit the game in unseen manner ;P

So Marcus was on his own but with quite good infrastructure as Hili and I failed a bit in capturing/razing Jean´s former cities in UG.

We were Aware of facing an enemy with superior armes:

Hili and I were kind of lucky because, for some reason, Lightform´s Mighty main stack disapperaed from our eastern front a long time ago and never came back, so I could concentrate on Marcus 100%.

Our Scouting was good though so we saw his armies coming.

I moved many of my strongest Units on Surface to face Marcus troops before he could walk into mine or Hili's Realms, and big battles were only a matter of time:

A bit later, my Nagas were under danger, but time was on my side as I send reinforcements in form of Berserkeand Yetis:

I managed to reach his stack with most of my units. So the Outcome was very good. Devine Justicars helped as well:

But we were concerned about marcus having a mighty Earth ELemental

Published on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 23:44:57 +0100

Written by Hiliadan

Yes I hope to post a report of this game later on, we still need to catch rickyroo's AI Leader (very soon hopefully) to see the score.

The videos of the crashes I had during the game:

- turn 37: (first crash) + (2nd crash) + (2nd part)

- turn 48: (part 1) and (part 2, the actual turn)

+ the video of a big fight between gladis and marcus:

And the turn I was allowed to replay because I had drowned my Leader by switching item:

Published on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 23:45:01 +0100

Confirmed by Olop

Published on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 22:55:08 +0100

Good game which could've ended differently if Jean's wouldn't have lost a decisive Battle in a Forbidden Sanctum quite early in the game.

After Marcus's main stacks were defeated and Hili cast Age of Deception, the game was decided. Not sure wheter our enemies made a plan to defeat us, but I guess they didn't talk much <smiletext0> A complete 5 vs 2 probably would have made the difference.

Maybe me, Hili or another will post a longer report later.

Our plan was:

- Hili goes for Age of Deception, not Stalker (I think he even didn´t researched/built Assassins

- Me, starting in UG, should settle on Surface and spread Arctic Empire, to buff Hili's Arctic Walking and Arctic concealed Frostlings.

- additionally, the idea was to defend his realm as he never built much Units but rushed our enemies (Ricky and Lightform)

Thanks for the Long game, guys!

Published on Sat, 08 Feb 2020 09:30:07 +0100

what About this game? Hili, will you surrender?

Published on Sat, 04 Jan 2020 18:59:48 +0100

A bit disappointing to quit and let an AI replace you rickyroo...

Published on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:41:06 +0100

I am on Holiday now and can't play my turns until I come back on ~29th of december.
Let's finish this game in January

Published on Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:51:16 +0100

Rumours tell we are only 5 players left.^^

Published on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 20:01:32 +0100

What is the plan for this game? Waiting for Lightform or just putting on a timer?

Published on Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:31:02 +0200

Hili, would you mind putting on a timer? It has been 4 weeks since his last turn.

Published on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:20:59 +0200

Lightform, what about your turn? Maybe just move your units a little <smiletext0>

Published on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:24:12 +0200

Ok v1.29 has been released. I completed the turn with the dev build since I cannot update in the middle of a turn. My troops moved at 4MP/hex on Water so slight disadvantage but no big deal. Gilafron will be able to continue the turn by updating his mod normally and then everyone can continue on normal v1.29. Sorry for the delay...

Published on Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:53:25 +0200

The work on v1.29 is almost completed (some stuff were not do-able so we had to remove them) so we should be able to continue on v1.29 soon. Sorry for the trouble...

Published on Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:07:49 +0200

Couldn't you guys create another mod (by giving it another name) while testing and simply copy it to the Beta mod for release? That would prevent such mistakes.
I don't know how painful the missing MP is for our team so I Can't give opinion about what we should do. But I want a fix of the reported bugs asap <smiletext0>

Published on Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:20:35 +0200

Hi! I started playing my turn, made a couple of moves, then played a battle on water, and after it I realized my units had very low MP left.... So I quitted and checked the log and realized I had activated the dev branch with v1.29 by mistake.... <smiletext6> So bad news is I updated the game to v1.29 and we have 2 options: 1/ wait for v1.29 (Zaskow is supposed to send me a new version soon but I don't think it'll be ready for release before at least 1 week), or 2/ do a revert so that I can reload the turn.
I'm going to check with Zaskow when v1.29 is going to be ready. If we go with option 1/, I'll still be screwed for my swimming units which lost their MP (7 MP/hex cost, at least I spotted a bug thanks to this mistake!).

Published on Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:23:06 +0200

The issue is with Solar Spire MCU buff not properly applying to Pikeman produced in city with the MCU. Should be fixed with v1.29 soon (1-2 week).

Published on Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:51:51 +0200

I won´t enter my next turn until 1-2 Bugs I just discovered will get fixed (for this turn nothing can be done for me anyway). Hili should decide whether he wants to make the Bugs public or not, I learned better not to tell Bugs in publicity

Published on Tue, 06 Aug 2019 21:09:14 +0200

It seems I am not the only busy player these days <smiletext1>
I am looking forward to receive another snowstorm (I wanted to shit shitstorm but autocorrection changed to snowstorm and that is appropriate as well for my game) from my ally once it is his turn

Maybe this leads to some twists and turns in this game

Published on Sat, 27 Jul 2019 21:02:40 +0200

Gilafron, will you take your turn in time?

PS Seems like Hili cancelled the timer - lucky guy

Published on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 23:33:50 +0200

Ok turn timer removed.

Published on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 23:05:51 +0200

Just got my turn, I’m on holiday and no computer with me, so unable to play until Wednesday. Can you please disable timer until then?

Published on Wed, 03 Jul 2019 04:09:57 +0200

I'm out until Monday, July 8.

Published on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:18:46 +0200

Hi guys! I'm in the middle of moving home and a lot of stuff to do + end of the 2vs2 tourney's round so unable to play my turn for now. Should be able to play in the next 48 hours. Sorry for the delay.

Published on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:56:24 +0200

Hi all! Sorry for the delay, I had 2 very busy days on Friday and Saturday and then I came back home late today so only time to play one tournament turn. I hope to be able to play my turn here tomorrow evening.

Published on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:55:33 +0200

Hey there,

I watched the videos Gladis provided. As he said he did some battles but all in all none of them was really difficult. He saved two times. Once before a fight in a dungeon and the second time before the fight against Marcus. Additionally I can say the he posted the outcome of the fight before the crash in our german WhattsApp-group. Gladis saved after the auto-combat and reentered the game to watch the fight. As he already described the game "zoomed" in and the stuck a the strategic map. It's the same issue I have had before in a game. At this point it is possible to move the mouse and also open the menu. He tried to save (like I did when I had that issue) but this ended in a black screen. Finally he killed the aow.exe via task manager. I must say that I did not watch the whole videos because it's about 2 hours and 5 minutes. All in all I would say that I can't see any strange or suspicious things.

Best regards!

Published on Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:26:09 +0200

Sorry lads, I had a very big battle vs one player, have all recorded and did "save and Exit".
However, I risked to watch the review and then the game froze on strategic map while trying to do the "usual" zooming into the stacks I think. I waited but Nothing happened, after some time I discovered that I could somehow click in the menu and tried to save&Exit as I was hoping the game will recover afterwards.
But it got rather worse as no safe was done and - as the game kept frozen - I used Task Manager to close it.

Then - after rejoining with Iron Mode - I discovered that the whole turn was set back (probabaly because my save attempt after/while the crash overwrote the existing one).
I did 2 fights vs Indies with same Units again and got the same Outcome (no Units lost, no MC Units).
Ofc the battles were fought differently as I had to react after my Units performed differently compared to the 1st battles. But the fights weren´t too tough with the strenght of my troops.

Then I checked carefully that I engage the enemy identically as before (same Units, same positions, same items etc).
The Outcome of the 2nd fight was slightly better for me - therefore I disbanded my Unit which got killed in the 1st battle.

No other important Actions this turn I think.

Sorry again, I know how this Looks at the 1st glimpse, but I will upload Videos and ask Lobo and Jean to watch them - I hope no bad Feelings (at least about the possible cheat) remain. The fight was very crucial after all.

PS Olop, I think you can Play on.

Published on Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:47:38 +0200

The turn came to me.  Am I good to play?  Or are we waiting on a review of the crash?

Published on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 22:49:06 +0200

Gladis had a crash while watching the replay of a battle.
He is going to upload the videos and probably post here but he has to play his 2vs2 Tourney turn first...

Published on Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:15:17 +0200

I suggested the same to him before it was his turn

Published on Mon, 03 Jun 2019 23:20:57 +0200

Hi! So Light is playing but rickyroo missed his turn for the 3rd time. I suggest to kick him and replace him by an AI. Other solution would be to request him to burn all his cites and fortresses and surrender and/or send them to Light.


Published on Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:05:03 +0200

The crash I had on turn 49, it took me some time to upload the video and then to send them to Jean.

Published on Mon, 03 Jun 2019 05:42:54 +0200

What Crash?

Published on Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:14:26 +0200

Hiliadan has sent me videos, I've watched them and I can confirm that one of the videos shows the crash very clearly. Then I watched the other video which shows the whole turn.
As usual, I didn't find anything suspicious. 

Published on Sat, 25 May 2019 16:51:12 +0200

I'm on holiday until Monday. Won't be able to okay my turns. 

Published on Sat, 25 May 2019 16:49:43 +0200

I'm on holiday, won't be back until Monday.

Published on Thu, 23 May 2019 00:47:05 +0200

I was on business trip and couldn't take turns so I was not able to finish my turn today. I should finish it tomorrow evening, and I removed the turn timer. Sorry about the delay.

@Light: yeah sorry about the turn skipped. You can indeed activate email notifications for other players to be able to anticipate when your turn is going to arrive
@rickyroo: what's up?

Published on Wed, 22 May 2019 10:09:30 +0200

Why you didn't write here to say you lack time? And you can get notifications by mail for each player who ended his turn, so you can predict better