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by ajarnlance
Thu May 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: exporting naval battles?
Replies: 1
Views: 1709

Re: exporting naval battles?

Currently there is no way to export naval battles. Although Mare Nostrum would be an interesting possibility...
by ajarnlance
Wed May 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6075

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

What bothers me is that you can , for example, magically change a druidic Gaul to a hellenic Roman, just like that. Really? Why not use a mechanism where there is a gradual culture change. And although the Romans had a tendency to send of 10 000 Romans to form a colony in the early Days ( i Think t...
by ajarnlance
Wed May 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6075

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

Yeh, I read that post by Johann too. He's just digging himself a deeper hole with his arrogance. Paradox got caught with their pants down this time. Their strategy of releasing an empty shell and then filling it with $300 of dlc is now very transparent to all their fans. Imperator has now hit the dr...
by ajarnlance
Tue May 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #9 Battle System
Replies: 5
Views: 2807

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #9 Battle System

A unit is in supply if there is sufficient food production in the region it occupies, otherwise it can draw supply from an adjacent region. Navies are in supply as long as they are adjacent to a friendly coastal region. It is a straightforward supply system but it seems to work well at this scale. A...
by ajarnlance
Fri May 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tactical Battles?
Replies: 2
Views: 1975

Re: Tactical Battles?

Empires has its own very robust tactical battle system that manages to be streamlined while offering the player interesting choices. I thought I would be exporting to FOG a lot but I like the tactical battle system in Empires so much that I use it 99% of the time. Compared to the battle system in pa...
by ajarnlance
Fri May 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6075

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

Paradox became complacent with Imperator. It really offers nothing new in the way of mechanics or unique concepts. Empires shines in that it introduces some unique ways of modelling, for example, decadence and the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires. The level of historical detail and authenticity...
by ajarnlance
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6075

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

I don't think you will be disappointed with Empires. I am beta testing it right now and it is a lot of fun.
by ajarnlance
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6075

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

Empires is very moddable, both on data and on gameplay code an AI even. You can start small by adding new units and factions, then you can continue by adding events and then if you are willing, you can even edit or add gameplay code. Which programming language did you use Pocus? C++? Also, will the...
by ajarnlance
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6075

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

Yes. The devs have assured us that Empires will be moddable. That's a great business model they have over there at Paradox: release a half finished game and hope that modders will fix it for you. Like you say there will be a lot expansions and pay for DLC for Imperator... just to get the game where ...
by ajarnlance
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome
Replies: 28
Views: 6075

Re: FoG:Empires vs Imperator:Rome

I just finished ten hours with Imperator and I have gone back to playing Empires (beta tester). Paradox have missed the mark with this one. Imperator lacks the in-depth intrigue and skull-duggery of CKII and doesn't have the depth of EU4. It feels strangely flat. Empires is a much better game in alm...
by ajarnlance
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: The two Reasons I will buy This Game
Replies: 8
Views: 9695

Re: The two Reasons I will buy This Game

I forgot to add that the maximum number of players is now 16. Sorry you missed the beta. Hopefully ageod will announce a release date in the not-too-distant future. It is definitely worth waiting for.
by ajarnlance
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: The two Reasons I will buy This Game
Replies: 8
Views: 9695

Re: The two Reasons I will buy This Game

Currently playing two multi-player games as a beta tester and I can report that the mp experience is very rich and rewarding. The WEGO system is superior to any other system out there. It is very easy to set up. Once you set the number of days for each turn and everyone is signed up the game automat...
by ajarnlance
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: I am excited about resolving crucial battles in Field of Glory 2
Replies: 17
Views: 9050

Re: I am excited about resolving crucial battles in Field of Glory 2

I also come from a table top wargaming background. Initially I thought that I would be exporting major battles to FOG2 but the in-game tactical battle system has really grown on me. Battles can be resolved quickly, yet there is a surprising amount of detail which requires careful planning: terrain, ...
by ajarnlance
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #1
Replies: 13
Views: 6521

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #1

1,000 regions on the map. I believe that the goal is to have up to 60 nations playable and therefore 'distinct'.
by ajarnlance
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?
Replies: 25
Views: 12110

Re: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?

"I really hope that Pocus & team will be able to balance all the game`s concepts well enough!"

The game manages to be fairly easy to learn while being difficult to master. I expect to be playing it for hundreds of hours!
by ajarnlance
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?
Replies: 25
Views: 12110

Re: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?

This game truly is a work of genius Pocus. The concept of balancing culture and decadence, along with the different government types is unique among strategy games that I have played. It works both in terms of historical authenticity and as a very intriguing game mechanic. I notice that all of the g...
by ajarnlance
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?
Replies: 25
Views: 12110

Re: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?

Thank you, ajarnlance! Cool! The work of combat mechanics becomes clearer! Can't wait for this release! [/quote] You're welcome. I should also mention that sieges are also modeled well in the game. You can starve out a garrison, but you had better make sure that your own army is well supplied from ...
by ajarnlance
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?
Replies: 25
Views: 12110

Re: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?

You don't get a detailed 'battle summary screen' like in ageod's previous games. The detailed info happens as each individual combat plays out... giving you all the details on how the scores are calculated and the hits are allocated. You can choose to move quickly through these or watch each combat ...
by ajarnlance
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Duration of one turn ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Duration of one turn ?

Thanks for the clarification. Yes, I think it is the ability of the WEGO system to model meeting engagements and other unexpected events that makes it the most realistic game mechanic for me. After all, it's not like they had GPS back then :) I am a big fan of FOG so I'm really excited about the pro...
by ajarnlance
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Duration of one turn ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Duration of one turn ?

Quote "You're not thinking of how to bring the Pontics to battle with Sulla in terrain that hurts them and works in your favour." But Pocus confirmed that terrain does matter. The battles in FOG2 will reflect the terrain on the strategic map, as will the battles in the game itself. So army...
by ajarnlance
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #6 Culture and Decadence
Replies: 3
Views: 3105

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #6 Culture and Decadence

This looks like an intriguing system that will force the player into making some difficult decisions... which is what the best games always do. I like the concepts of decadence and culture that you described, and the balancing act that this will involve. I assume that the levels of young, stable, gl...
by ajarnlance
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers

That's great. It looks like the new ageod engine will be much more mod friendly. Is there a mechanic in the game that could lead to civil wars in a nation? I'm thinking particularly of the late Roman Republic civil wars, for example, between Caesar and Pompey?
by ajarnlance
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers

Thanks for the explanation. The qualifiers look to be very interesting and I like the idea that they can be influenced by the player. Will government types be moddable?
by ajarnlance
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers

You mention different choices at each civlisation level e.g. republic or city-state, federation or empire. Will the player be able to direct his nation into one of these types?
by ajarnlance
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #5 Governments and Rulers

Will the player have any say in which type of government his nation transforms into?
by ajarnlance
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Beta is open
Replies: 24
Views: 13966

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Beta is open

That's great news!! So excited to play test this game!! I have sent a PM to Tamas. Best regards, Lance. (ajarnlance).
by ajarnlance
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #4 - Commerce and Trading
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #4 - Commerce and Trading

I think it's a great design decision to automate trade but still allow the player to influence outcomes through buildings. This reduces micro management while still giving the player some interesting decisions/ strategies. In the example you give above, Rome is allowing Carthage to import steel from...
by ajarnlance
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Beta is open
Replies: 24
Views: 13966

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Beta is open

Still hoping to be accepted.
by ajarnlance
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #3 - Buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 3857

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #3 - Buildings

Sounds like a great idea... enslave your enemies! Is there a mechanism to deal with those listed as 'wounded' in the FOG battle report?
by ajarnlance
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #3 - Buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 3857

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #3 - Buildings

Very interesting! That means that strategic depth is assured. BTW the mention of Seleukids…. :coeurs: One of my favourite factions! Hope the Argyraspids, Agema and elephants are there. Can't wait to come west trounce the upstarts from the Italian Peninsula and 'liberate' Greece.... Me too! The Sele...

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