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Game #449 | not another 1vs1 tourney pract

xlnt vs  marcuspers


Match Details

Played:2017-02-06
Amount of Humans:2
Kind of game:   PBEM
Game-value: 45
Result Player Classes Races Team Points Extra Points Missed Points Quitter Rate
1 xlntNecromancerTigrans11000here
2 marcuspersTheocratDwarves2-100-20here
Posts to the game:

A nice game with Marcus - would have been my 3rd testing the Necro after the nerfs, but it's actually my second. I'm glad that good players answered my calls for testing as i wanted to see how much Necro was really balanced. Well... it's ok - still too good IMO but maybe it's just because i consider myself as an expert with Necro (at least on the vanilla version) Thanks Marcus - i hope we play a lot more games, you played fast, fair and i believe we had fun (: 

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

449 | Age of Wonders 3


user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Yeah, it was a combination of too many beers, frustration and upkeep problems. I also didn't want a 4vs3 attack from you, I think I killed as many units I could, even if my units moved strange in the auto combat!

I thought I scouted really good, had scouts in all direction and most of the map covered, but somehow I missed your cities, and that cost me the game. The detour I had to take to finally reach your land was unnecessary, if I only sent a cherub west from the UG exit in the east-corner, instead of north-west.

I would love a re-match, I know where I failed, I don't play many duels so it was good practice!

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

not sure why you attacked but i also did some questionable moves (:

now what i learned from this battle is that life-steal is better then i ever gave it credit for. If i find a way to make the necro units more resistant to fire.. like a dreadnought hero maybe?

i suspect that you did this battle to get rid of an army and it's upkeep. i bet that those units around your 2 heroes can beat anything i have - except numbers. I will have to move fast now. But i have the map all scouted + so many flying scouts that i can sacrifice a lot of them each turn.

This was not a game where we interacted with each other too much and i would love it if you have the time for another and if you point out my mistakes.

i can comment what you made easier for me if you want me to.

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Yes, it seems I went to an dead end, and didnt meet you on the way, but you found other way after my forces was gone. Well played, but we will see if I can get back and around somehow <smiletext0>

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

i did not get any mail, but it's not a big deal - hope i didn't sound demanding as English is not a language i can easily fine-tune to show not only what i say but also how i say it ):

i checked my received e-mails on the site too - maybe it's a defect to report or just a mistake

anyway - fun stuff already happening in our game, i'm shaking in fear as i haven't seen the full extend of your forces (: not sure if i scout too badly, the map is too complicated or you're that good at moving your army on the map (:

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Hey Xlnt <smiletext0>

I sent an email that I was away for a while, but I came back yesterday and finished my turn, did you not get the emails?

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Hope you're ok Marcus - i'm not in a hurry with the game, i just want to make sure all is fine and you just have some RL stuff to do (:

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Hehe, i was thinking the same, but if the map is "normal" we should meet soon. 
Every turn I think, now i will get message i meet you.

I will write more once we meet, dont want to spoil game, but... <smiletext0>

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

hmm - turn 20 and i have not even seen you..

means i've already lost or the game is going to be epic

hope the map was not too stupid - it has the tendency of creating un-pass-able 'zones'..

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

No healing for Rogue is easily countered by taking the Creation specialty - the heal spell is great! That is what i do 100% of the time with classes that have no healing. 
I didn't know about the Nourishing Meal - the bard is becoming a very potent unit! Elf bards should be pretty good shooters and Halfling/Dwarfs too. BUT Humans work best because you start the game with 3 guys that (can) throw NETS! Not really needed and it doesn't give them like -2 def or res but you get to eliminate the bonus units get from defending, so that helps a bit. 
Now when i think about this Goblin's Untouchable seems great - as it applies -2 resistance! But that is not as good as having 1 knight and maybe another from quests...

What i like to target with bards are: Trolls, Ogres and Orcs - as they have little resistance (:

I need to work on tactics against that - and i believe Necromancers are the answer.

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Ah, sorry, now I see what you mean!
Talking is part of the game, especially in a practice match where you can discuss different ideas, you don't bother me, don't worry about that!

Rogue is one of my least favourite classes, their lack of healing and useful early leader skills make me prefer other classes, but I know there is players who play it very well.

In the Multiplayer mod, they add nourishing meal on bards (at bronze medal) which adds an incentive and make the class units more useful.

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

well human starts with a cavalry - so 1 knight right there (;
didn't say a thing about necro man (: - just generaly speaking - a rogue with 2 knights and some other tier3 like ogre and a troll (seduce on low resist) by turn 15-ish is something i see from players and shamans are not something i expect that early... so basicaly the issue is how to defend vs a good rush (well - i believe the one with knights IS the best right now).

don't worry about being slow on the play man - real life is the most important life there is  i just like talking and discussions so i tend to bother people, ignore me if you don't like it and i'll probably stop (:

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Knight in starting army on weak? Must be a rare case for Necro?
Its not much you can do, just trust your own skill/army I assume. 
By the time you reach your opponent, he/she should be able to handle 1-2 Knights, I saw a Shaman army the other day that totally wiped out a Knight army with range attacks and Twisting roots, what I want to say is that there is probably a solution to all units.

But to make him run after you and chase shadows sounds like fun as well <smiletext0>

UG can be a bi*ch, so many bottle necks, to leave 2-3 stacks close to an entrance is probably a good idea to make your opponent take a de-tour or a slight risk!

Sorry for taking so long to make my turn, got pre-occupied with work, child etc. Real life basically!

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

So Marcus - how do you deal with someone who gets a knight from the starting army and 1 from a quest and rushes you down? I mostly make them dance after my stacks around the map while i kill everything i pass by and they go after me and get no gold, no exp. etc.  Most players can't keep a town after they take it - or they remove units from their rush stacks and suddenly become the hunted

1 thing i love doing is going UG and leaving a 6pack to defend the entrance. 6vs6 is fair most of the times and i've never seen anyone call my bluff when doing this.

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Ah I see, I just thought it was such an odd number, but I have no problem with it, I can see the reasons as well.

Im happy with starting location, units etc so if you are also happy, we are all good!

Have fun and good luck.

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

I set the max lvl according to the tournament rules - why did the judges decided on that number is beyond me. There are good reasons for that no doubt - i can think of some.

Sory i didn't ask you beforehand if you like the screens and then make the game - maybe it's the proper way to do it ):

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Hi man,

Thanks, and you too!

I've joined the game, noticed max lvl set to 13, I'm ok with that, but just wonder if it was intentionally?

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Game is up: Xlnt vs Marcus, password is: 1225

good luck!

https://s27.postimg.org/rl9l2ysb7/scrn_1.jpg

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Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100
System notification


not another 1vs1 tourney pract
hi all,

seem like i have the time and need for a 3rd game in my PBEM, so i call 

this.game(2players, tourney rules);

let's go find out which class/race breaks the rules the best (:

Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100
System notification


Information not another 1vs1 tourney pract
marcuspers joined !!

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

(:

i can only comment Esk's game/ability - we did 2 games not a long while ago and i have some paying-back to do now (:

I'm happy that i will get the chance. Our game With Lightform is still in the opening rounds.

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Hehe, seems popular <smiletext0>

1 game against Lightform, 1 against Eskild, you dont make it easy for yourself!

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Ezekiel - i'll do another game, so we can have a match, but i will leave this one open - it will be my game N4 and i believe i can handle 4 at a time

i used to play all 10 at a time so i will handle 4 (;

i'll be in front of my PC in 1-2 hours

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

I´d also like to join. Can do it straigth away?

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

Great - thanks!

user
Published on Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

If no one join by Friday, I will play with you!
Reason I don't join straight away is I want to offer new players a chance to try the website.