Game #792 | 3v3 King Serpents vs All

marcuspers vs  Jean_de_Metz vs  HellBrick vs  Lightform vs  JustaKing vs  DreadReapr

Match Details

Amount of Humans:6
Kind of game:   PBEM
Game-value: 77
Result Player Classes Races Team Points Extra Points Missed Points Quitter Rate
1 marcuspersRogueHalflings1900here
1 Jean_de_MetzDreadnoughtTigrans1600here
1 HellBrickWarlordGoblins11100here
2 LightformNecromancerElves2-150-40here
2 JustaKingSorcererElves200-91here
2 DreadReaprWarlordTigrans2-80-40here
Posts to the game:
Published on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:52:24 +0200

Written by Hiliadan
Nice, congratz to King Serpents!
Tigran Warlord didn't win this time, what happend to the Manticore Riders DreadReapr?

Published on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:49:42 +0200

After a long wait, I decided to remove Jean to be able to take a few screenshots and report the match.

A long story short:
We decided for 3 classes which can boost each other (the benefit of PBEM++ team games), I picked rogue for Iron Grip, and additionally picked pure good alignment to be able to cast spiritual freedom on cities.
Jean picked Dreadnought to help us boost production, and in the end I had 3 cities with 120+ production to rush SS in 1 turn for an additional 50g only.
Lastly Hellbrick picked WL to help increase domain radius and also picked a pure evil alignment to be able to create some nasty Goblins as well as Greater Life Stealing Feathered Serpents.

Hellbrick was pretty much left alone in the UG and created an impressive empire, ranging from north west to south east corner of the map, and one of his cities produced those crazy Feathered Serpents! He also cleared some mythical sites and received True Resurrect which resulted in this scary army:

Jean acted as the "Guardian of the Center" and controlled the central Giant Dwelling as well as a city he took from Lightform after an early scrap.

Dreadreapr was as always impressive in his empire building, and Lightform did his best to quickly raise an undead force, but 2vs3 for the majority of the game was too much in the end. 

Some screenshots of the scores for those interested:

Published on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:20:10 +0200

2 days and counting since the turn switched to Dread, I guess I have to activate the timer again...
2 day timer added.

Published on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:58:43 +0200

sorry for the wait guys.... and thanks for being so patient. My computer basically blew up and i had to get a completely new one. For the longest time i couldn't get AOW to work and i was about to just give up, but since you guys kept messaging, i kept trying and i finally got it to work today. Again, sorry for taking so long, i'm not the biggest computer wiz out there. I'm not mad you kicked me, like i said in the message here when i finally got back on, do what you have to, i won't be upset. thanks fo rthe game, regardless.

Published on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:04:14 +0200

It seems Justaking won't come back, and instead of waiting 1 day (I remove the turn timer after Justa's turn) every time, I suggest we kick him and at least the AI will move and build some stuff in his city/cities.

The turn changed to Hellbrick now, so I can wait a few days until I kick him if he make a miraculous return.

Published on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:12:49 +0200

Lightform have missed his turn, poor form to not even send a message to say that you are unable to play.

Published on Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:24:52 +0200

I've manaded to solve the problem, thanks everyone for the advice.
Looks like I really had a sort of virus because it completely ruined the whole internet connection and caused abruptions and shut downs. 
I'm apologizing for the IM note, my pc crashed during one of my infinitive attempts to send the turn these days.
And sorry for having you wait the turn.
- Jean

Published on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:19:06 +0100

I have made my turn but I can't send it. At all.
And it happens with all other turns in my games.
Is it just my pc which went mad or you, guys, have the same problem?...

Published on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:52:50 +0100

Will obviously not kick you from the game now when you have replied!
If you are getting swamped and know you wont be able to make your turn, you can simply drop a message on steam or here in the game blog and we increase/remove the timer.

Published on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:19:16 +0100

   Been trying my best but seems I can't keep up with it at times. I am busy and it slips my mind.
    In any case, the skipping has not been intentional, and I apologize for making you guys wait. If you want to kick me, do what you have to do, I won't hold it against you.

Published on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:10:17 +0100

OK, thats 50% of what is needed, if he skip his next turn will kick him before Lightoform give his opinion.

Published on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:55:20 +0100

i dnt mind kicking him

Published on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:07:02 +0100

I changed the turn timer to 2 days as all but one player is able to make the turns in much less time than that, at least we need to wait one less day for Justa to skip his turn <smiletext0>

If Dread/Lightform prefer, I can kick Justaking and set an AI to play his turns.

Published on Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:21:09 +0100

Justaking sent me the following over Steam:
"currently having problems with starting my game in steam though. havent been able to launch it for the past two days. same problem i was having awhile ago with the game never launching after clicking the play button."

Not sure where this problem is coming from and how to resolve it.
I know that sometimes steam have troubles to sync the files and it results in a message if you want to play in offline mode, but that usually only happen when I try to start the game directly from sleep/power off.

Maybe try restart your computer and try again?

Published on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:37:23 +0100

JustaKing, please reply to why you keep missing turns.
It might be better for the other team if JustaKing is kicked and you get an AI Emperor to play for you.
I dont want to kick JustKing, but if he dont tell us why he miss turns and delaying the game, its also better for you.

Published on Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:27:30 +0100

I would prefer if I didnt have to check the turns of each player to know if I should remove the timer/send a message to notify that a timer is running out/turn off timer.

If you have any troubles making your turn, please let me/us know in the game blog and I will help or ask others for advice to help you out.

@Lightform, you have less than 22h left before the timer expire. I cant promise to turn it off if you have difficulties to make your turn after the update of the mod, but i will do my best.

Published on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:07:43 +0100

  I'm truly sorry guys... It might sound lame but I just got a new job and it's been a bit busy. I totally forgot about ths game to be honest, and haven't been checking any of them too often lately. My fault for not saying anything beforehand but it was very unexpected and i had to really hustle to get everything in line. I will try my best to check back in a least once every couple nights. Once again, really sorry for that, not trying to ruin your game.

Published on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:55:20 +0100

Just 40min until the timer expires for the second time in a row Justaking.
I will remove the timer for today, as it's not fair to your team to keep missing turns.
But please let us know when you are not available and able to make your turns. 

Published on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:55:03 +0100

lets hope they respond soon, either way i dnt mind to continue.

Published on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:55:05 +0100

To JustaKing and Lightform: you both have missed your turn and JustaKing might soon miss another one.
What is the problem? 3 days should be enough to make a turn and if you can't manage you should inform us here, in this topic. Since you both are silent I have a feeling you don't want to play this game any longer. 
This is the second attempt to play this 3-3 game (the first one failed due to Darkrider) and I simply won't allow this game to be ruined since my team enjoys it. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and expect you to continue this game and make your turns in time. At least, please, communicate with us here. This game will be finished and reported anyway.
To DreadReapr: I'm sorry for what's happening. Have you tried to contact your teammates or are you all playing without any team cooperation? 

Published on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:20:37 +0100

       Yea, sorry. Got a bit caught up in real life, haha. All caught up now in my games.

Published on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:04:01 +0100

Hello, JustaKing, is everything alright? It's been a while since you got your turn...

Published on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 18:29:22 +0100

Lightform informed me via PM that he had over-heat problems and wanted to fix that before he play his turn.
This is obviously fine, and I just wanted to type here so that everyone knows why the game stall.

Published on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:35:02 +0100

Sorry for the restart message: I had a game crash that occurred in the very beginning of the turn, when I was going through the events.

Published on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:44:25 +0100


Published on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:26:35 +0100

Sadly I launched the game without debug mode, which resulted in an immediate crash during download of the turn, so I had to clear the save and launch in debug mode, hence the restart message.

Published on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:32:40 +0100

Here. Pw is 3v3

Published on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:00:25 +0100

Hmm.. where is the PW ?

Published on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:29:01 +0100

Ok, we will find out if it works once Lightform joins, it currently looks like this:
Ok, we will find out if it works once Lightform joins, it currently looks like this:

Published on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:03:00 +0100

Yup, I've already taken my slot and customized the leader. Ready to play <smiletext0>

Published on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:51:52 +0100

Welcome Lightform,

All that is left now is to join on the servers, you find the screenshot with password game name etc in the first post.

@Jean also need to confirm his slot (number 5) on the server.

Published on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:42:13 +0100

Sounds interesting. I have an idea that this spell research reduction may end up rushing late game spells in general, we will see.

Published on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:39:29 +0100
System notification

3v3 King Serpents vs All

So I've finally come around to rehost the 3v3 that we started before one played had to leave <smiletext0>

I've hosted the game with PBEM Balance Mod and PBEM++.

Screenshots attached in the first post.

Published on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:39:29 +0100
System notification

Information 3v3 King Serpents vs All
Lightform joined !!

Published on Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:04:57 +0100

A heads-up: following up on the new version of the balance mod, an update to PBEM++ has been released to Steam. You can see the details in the change log, tl;dr: we've added the Gas masks upgrade to Dreadnought heroes that was supposed to be shipped with v1.22 of the balance mod, but unexpectedly didn't make it due to time constraints.

Published on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:32:17 +0100

Ok, i will test it out now

are we using PBEM 1.22 now...? or still the older one?

well, i successfully joined, so i guess I have the right one. *thumbs up*

Published on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:16:01 +0100

Hello Justaking

When you launch AOW3 you should see this screen:

Click on Online Multiplayer

Choose PBEM

Click Find games:

Look for game with the name: Kingserpents Vs All (as shown in the initial post).

Published on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:08:28 +0100
System notification

Player AlXStormrage has been removed.
Game is open and the slot can be used again.