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Soren's New Game
« on: January 24, 2021, 09:13:15 PM »
https://www.mohawkgames.com/oldworld/


Somebody go unpack that for us.  Solver's a little excited...

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 09:32:00 PM »
Game looks a good deal like 6.  Some cool stuff at that link if you poke around...


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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 09:39:12 PM »
I've cropped that shield -'cause it looks cool- and added it to the User Profile avatar gallery in the default stuff as "OldWorld".  Very Geo, I think.

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 04:33:04 AM »
This game has a shared action point pool for your whole empire per turn, which is an interesting mechanic also used in boardgames and in "At the gates", another innovative strategy videogame (tho, also a troubled game).

I think that following a dynasty is an interesting change, but I also hope that they don't just have familial dynasties. I'd really like to see different kinds of historical politics represented (Crusader Kings 3 is good for this, apparently, with lots of interesting tribal societies where power isn't just patrilineal.

Really, I'd like to be able to develop a society that is not ruled by divine right or might of arms or the wealthy (and in a game), and it would be nice if some games explored that.

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 10:39:57 AM »
This game has a shared action point pool for your whole empire per turn, which is an interesting mechanic also used in boardgames and in "At the gates", another innovative strategy videogame (tho, also a troubled game).

The Orders system is probably the best part of the game. That's what makes the game play so very differently.

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I think that following a dynasty is an interesting change, but I also hope that they don't just have familial dynasties. I'd really like to see different kinds of historical politics represented (Crusader Kings 3 is good for this, apparently, with lots of interesting tribal societies where power isn't just patrilineal.

Really, I'd like to be able to develop a society that is not ruled by divine right or might of arms or the wealthy (and in a game), and it would be nice if some games explored that.

Old World doesn't go for the extreme detail of CK2 or CK3 politics, but it does represent politics and such. Different inheritance laws are possible. By marriage to other nations or tribes, your nation could be eventually ruled by someone who's 75% foreign, or by an adopted tribal character for instance.

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 02:52:06 PM »
I note with wry amusement that Dale hints he's getting paid as a community manager/admin of a number of Old World related discords/Facebook group...

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 03:18:18 PM »
Dale and yours truly are on the Mohawk team!

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 03:27:56 PM »
Pimp out yo' project as nasty as you wanna be, good sir.

Heck, I'll let Dale back in here if he'll promise to  --- not even avoid minor squabbling w/ me, just no big malice pushes; we can handle the rest.

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 05:48:17 PM »
Mmm. Its the same price as for the latest (last?) expansion of Civ6.It reminds (visually) quite a bit to Civ4..

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2021, 08:31:13 PM »
Solver, I assume the website needs updating on the words "Early Access" by now, or soon?

What are we looking at for timeline of full release?  You sound like it's A Finished Game, or close.

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2021, 09:12:51 PM »
Noting that everyone approves of Finished Games...

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2021, 11:23:17 PM »
Early Access is accurate for now - the game entered Early Access last May, and it's still in that stage, with weekly updates. No release date yet, but it is very much a playable game already.

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2021, 11:33:13 PM »
No rough characterization when it will be maybe be done?  Perhaps if you double your actual estimate you will not disappoint...

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Re: Soren's New Game
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2021, 07:43:02 AM »
"A game is never done. It is merely released."

 

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