Game #947 Tournament game#19 | Round 3 : 2018 PBEM 2vs2 Tournament #19

marcuspers vs  DreadReapr vs  phirpo vs  rrrrookie

Match Details

Rating 2 - Nice Game
Amount of Humans:4
Kind of Report:2018 PBEM 2vs2 Tournament
Kind of game:   PBEM
Game-value: 63
Result Player Classes Races Team Points Extra Points Missed Points Quitter Rate
1 marcuspersArchdruidTigrans2900here
1 DreadReaprTheocratHumans21900here
2 phirpoSorcererFrostlings1-150-30here
2 rrrrookieArchdruidDraconians1-130-30here
Posts to the game:
Published on Tue, 14 May 2019 00:39:57 +0200

Confirmed by rrrrookie
Disappointing game for me. I lost my leader twice in the first 20 turns. I was trying to do too much. I don't think this game made it to turn 30 so I lost my leader 3 times in 30 turns. Phirpo deserved a better tournament from me.

I was shocked that dread was able to launch such an effective cherub rush so quickly and so undetected. That was impressive.

Published on Sun, 12 May 2019 11:00:46 +0200

Written by phirpo
yes, we too already assumed that Dread had a really strong game from what we saw. And after rookie lost he leader for the second time and his hero, which I topped with a desastrous battle on my own where I lost a highlevel hero, we knew it was practically over. but then rookie was too impatient and ignored my warning to build more defenders in his cities. he wanted to quickly reinforce his armies and build more settlers. so you took his capital with cherubs and held it with that mammoth and there was nothing we could do about it. we then just played on for an eventual chance that might come up that we couldnt maybe see yet...

Published on Sun, 12 May 2019 10:29:16 +0200

Confirmed by marcuspers
Confirmed by marcuspers

Published on Sun, 12 May 2019 10:28:03 +0200

Written by marcuspers
Thank you everyone for the game!

Was an outstanding performance by Dread. From turn 15 and onward it was just evangelists converting, I stopped counting after 10.

Like Dread said, it was just turning interesting, I made a bait with a Sphinx and Sun guard to try get phirpo to attack, and then 6 expert Exalted was waiting on the cave exit to pounce.

I made some videos of my turns, and there is some valuable early game lessons there.

Published on Sun, 12 May 2019 10:18:24 +0200

Confirmed by phirpo
Confirmed by phirpo

Published on Sun, 12 May 2019 10:17:49 +0200

Written by phirpo
...what i totally expected. 

this game was bad-everything, including bad luck, bad starting position, bad playing, and more bad luck... 

Published on Sun, 12 May 2019 06:55:08 +0200

Written by DreadReapr
rookie lost leader in auto and he doesnt have a capital
we were going to ambush phirpho's invisible stack with my exalted turn 31

Published on Sat, 11 May 2019 23:26:59 +0200

Written by Hiliadan
What happened?

Published on Sat, 11 May 2019 23:14:59 +0200

too bad, things was about to get intresting

Published on Sat, 11 May 2019 23:14:18 +0200

Published on Sat, 11 May 2019 21:30:07 +0200

Autocombat fail :'(

Published on Thu, 09 May 2019 16:34:16 +0200

I look forward to receive my turn soon then 

Published on Tue, 07 May 2019 19:00:18 +0200

It s my turn now but I cannot play until Thusday unfortunately...

Published on Thu, 02 May 2019 13:04:56 +0200

I am out of town from May 3 through May 6. I may be able to get some turns done but I will leave the timer off.

Published on Wed, 01 May 2019 12:47:26 +0200


Published on Wed, 01 May 2019 12:32:12 +0200

Hi! What turn did you reach so far?

Published on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:33:44 +0200

It have been rookies turn for a few days, did he send a team-only message?
We did quite a few turns over Easter so we are probably at a good pace anyway.

Published on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:39:11 +0200

Im going away for a few days, will not be able to play my turns until Wednesday (17th) evening.
We do not have a turn timer and I would like it to stay so until Thursday at least.

Published on Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:16:36 +0200
System notification

Round 3 : 2018 PBEM 2vs2 Tournament #19
Please click here to read the rules.

In order to avoid advantaging one team or the other, for each match, the team who will host the match was randomly selected.
The first team in the "turn order" above (who is also the team on top in the tree here must host the game).

Any of the players in the team can host.
Tournament Game #19 Round !

When players do not show up for their match, the Tournament Judges have the right to change the match!

Published on Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:32:32 +0200

found the windowed mode. thank you

Published on Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:46:31 +0200

Warning with proof, is the best you can get when you have a crash. It just for the record, without proof on the other hand is when you should be worried.

Windowed mode is definitely possible on a Mac, I used to play on one before. 
When you open the launcher, there is a tab with "Graphics", the very top option is "Display Mode" - there you can choose between: Windowed, Borderless, Fullscreen.

Published on Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:12:49 +0200

why a warning? Should I always make a screenshot once I open the PBEM interface? And I play on mac, I cannot play in a windowed mode. I can record with quicktime player, i think. And in my experience it crashes more often with debug mode on, but we ll see.

Published on Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:02:20 +0200

Fluksen has been chosen as temporary judge to help Jonny and me.
So after discussion, phirpo has a warning for reload and the proof is considered adequate this time. @phirpo: please play in debug mode from now on. I'm also sending more requests to you by PM.

You can continue whenever the Mac version of phirpo is patched...

Published on Sun, 07 Apr 2019 23:21:42 +0200

Hi! We're discussing it with Jonny and appoiting a temporary judge to help with this match (not just for this crash but for the whole duration of the match).

Published on Sat, 06 Apr 2019 19:15:46 +0200


Sorry to hear you have some problems Phirpo.
I assume you sent a message to Hiliadan and Jonny Thunder so they can have a look at it?


Published on Sat, 06 Apr 2019 15:55:22 +0200

I can attest to phirpo's character as well <smiletext0>

Published on Sat, 06 Apr 2019 15:00:15 +0200

just tried to open the game. it crashed at the end of loading before i saw anything. took screenshots...

Published on Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:53:01 +0200

I said both on the PBEM Tournament Player Pool and on this blog ( and it's also on the rules that the main branch of the balance mod had to be used ( You should refer to the mod by its branch (main, beta, tournament), not its version number since all can be on v1.27.
The use of one branch over the other is determined by the constraints of maintaining each round on a constant version while updating the mod regularly with new versions and being able to test it. It's complicated enough, especially when rounds finish late. The tournament branch was created due to this constraint, not because all tournament rounds are going to be played on it.

The settings are good, you can start.
Next time you host, please host in windowed mode for AoW3 so that we can see the timestamp from your desktop.

Published on Fri, 05 Apr 2019 04:25:39 +0200

Why have a tournament version if we don't use it for tournaments!?!?!?!

I have rehosted with regular version 1.27. Password is pugpug

I am sure all the settings are good since I haven't changed them:

Published on Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:46:26 +0200

Hi rrrookie,

You hosted the game with tournament edition and not the main branch of the balance mod.
Tournament edition is 1.26 and main branch is 1.27 so you have to rehost <smiletext6>

Maybe this could have been communicated better, but hopefully you can quickly rehost with the exact same settings you previously got approval for.


Published on Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:56:32 +0200

Settings looks good, you are ready to start.

Published on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 19:17:13 +0200

Everyone joined, just need a judge to verify...

Published on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:27:59 +0200

Same password of pugpug. I am subscribed and updated my mods so hopefully I am hosting with the correct version of strong defenders normal rewards.

Published on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 22:15:30 +0200

The SNDR mod was updated 0.23 and you hosted some time before 0.32 so it possible you hosted with the older version.
Maybe safest to rehost and update the mods before.

Published on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 03:14:40 +0200

I did use it but that is no problem. I can rehost.

Published on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:39:34 +0200

Hi settings look good, but I was a bit too impatient and had forgotten SDNR needed to be updated, so you'll probably have to rehost, sorry. I'll keep you updated tomorrow evening.

You confirm you used the main branch + SDNR mod?

Published on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:32:50 +0200

game is up. the password is pugpug. Screenshots are below. Let me know if you see any issues.

Published on Sun, 31 Mar 2019 22:48:18 +0200

Hi! Round 3 started! We have the class/race of both teams. phirpo & rrrrookie are hosting, please post screenshots of the settings as usual.