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[GAME ON] Medieval 2 (NSF56k)

MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
Scotland, some random year that no one cares about.


The village of St Newsteadtown near the northern coast.


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This small village has become the home of some unsavory characters, such as this man:

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Captain Donnald Donnan Drummond. He has a taste for haggis. Made out of the body parts of his enemies. With some of his ally's flesh for taste. Ally flesh tastes better, he claims.

He brought a few of his corrupted haggis-eating comrades with him, it seems.

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But fear not, for Captain Richard Johnsmithson has arrived with some of England's finest!

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Our hero is camera-shy, and declined a closeup. But you can see his bodyguard on the left.

Now, not wishing his men to enter combat with these dirty Scots, he ordered his archers to take the front, and pick off the filthy Highland Rabble as they came at him.

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The advisor who told Johnsmithson that the path was blocked was quickly executed.

At first, the rabble was too dumb to figure out that these were unprotected archers.

But when they found out and charged the seemingly unprotected arrow-hurlers... THE TRAP WAS SPRUNG! One man survived the hail of arrows.

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The reported last words of that man were "I'M INVINCIBLE!"

As the archers walked up the street to lure out the prize, they responded: "You're a loony."

After using up all their arrows on Captain Donnald Donnan Drummond, the archers had to retreat. Spearmen and swordsmen finished the bastard off.

Alas, with his last words, Donnald Donnan Drummond summoned an alien spaceship and beamed up one of our fine men.

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After the battle the men made camp in the village. They then gathered up the corpses.


The eating was surprisingly good.




*cough*

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few years, Medieval II: Total War is a simulation wargame based on Medieval Europe. Troops are not mindless automotons. They'll get tired, scared, and they'll even run away if they are in the process of being utterly destroyed. This adds another element to battle, as you don't have to kill every man on the field. You just have to kill enough to make the army rout.


Now, for those of you looking at the "[GAME ON]" part, I'm going to be hosting a Hamachi network for our Medieval-ing.

Name: PA Medieval 2
Pass: wangs

I might adopt a [GAME ON] channel on the Vent server, but don't count on it.

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Good sir, thats a mighty stylish cap you have there.

    Why thank you, yes indeed.
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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I was literally just playing this. The campaign is hard.

    I would probably be up for a game. Maybe. I don't know.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Olivaw wrote:
    I was literally just playing this. The campaign is hard.

    I would probably be up for a game. Maybe. I don't know.


    Someone doesn't know how to use the console.


    [spoiler:1b507d6cbf]~[/spoiler:1b507d6cbf]

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    MechMantis wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    I was literally just playing this. The campaign is hard.

    I would probably be up for a game. Maybe. I don't know.


    Someone doesn't know how to use the console.


    [spoiler:5819da3d68]~[/spoiler:5819da3d68]
    But

    But that's cheating

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Olivaw wrote:
    MechMantis wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    I was literally just playing this. The campaign is hard.

    I would probably be up for a game. Maybe. I don't know.


    Someone doesn't know how to use the console.


    [spoiler:937986c391]~[/spoiler:937986c391]
    But

    But that's cheating

    Point? I find it hilarious that I just bought off all of England's provinces for a piddly million Florins.

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  • FartzFartz Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I got the game for Christmas but I don't have enough space on my Windows partition to install it. I should probably rectify that...

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  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Is it strange that after playing a campaign as Hungary I wanted to immediately tab out to Word and write an Epic Poem (c) about King Laslo's The Saint's heroic defence of Budapest against the greedy Doge of Venice. Laslo slit the Doge's throat as the arrogant knave rode through the city gates at the head of his retinue. Laslo had naught but his own guard and a couple of units of spearmen at his side, as the attack had come out of nowhere.

    Desperate, the 62 year old Laslo charged head first into the fray, killing the arrogant Doge immediately. Venice's vastly superior army put up a token fight before realizing that God was on Laslo's side and retreating.

    Later that night, after the celebrations, Laslo died peacefully in his sleep.

    (if I hadn't thought I was going to lose that fight for sure, I SO would have taken screencaps)

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  • Ant000Ant000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Someone really needs to smack the UI guy.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    For serious. Game on.

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  • The_LightbringerThe_Lightbringer Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ant000 wrote:
    Someone really needs to smack the UI guy.

    Yes, slap with a halibut

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Are you going to utilize Ventrilo or anything like that?

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Endomatic wrote:
    Are you going to utilize Ventrilo or anything like that?


    I lack a mic at the moment.


    Once I get it back, I'll adopt one of the generally empty [GAME ON] channels.

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Doesn't the game automatically auto-resolve multiplayer games? I thought I read that somewhere.

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  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Endomatic wrote:
    Doesn't the game automatically auto-resolve multiplayer games? I thought I read that somewhere.
    Naval battles are automatically resolved, but no, you play multiplayer battles out.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Endomatic wrote:
    Doesn't the game automatically auto-resolve multiplayer games? I thought I read that somewhere.

    ...Lolwut?




    So, they have a multiplayer battle option, near identical to the Custom Battle creation screen... and it autoresolves it? I think not.


    EDIT: Beat'd like a dirty whore.

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    It wouldn't be so unbelievable though.

    If you have multiple people playing a game, someone could be a dick and totally draw out a battle.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Endomatic wrote:
    It wouldn't be so unbelievable though.

    If you have multiple people playing a game, someone could be a dick and totally draw out a battle.


    True.

    EDIT: I saw your chat message.

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  • Oddjob187Oddjob187 Pew TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ah, good ol' england.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Endo, where the hell are you?


    EDIT: Screw it. If you want to play, JOIN NOW.

    Hamachi network/pass:

    PA Medieval 2
    wangs

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    All of my best Generals kept on going insane, Colonel Kurtz style.


    Probably because I kept on making them execute prisoners and fight nearly impossible battles.

    Still, watching Toby of Berkin become Toby the Champion, Toby the Valorous, Toby the Crusader, Toby the Saint, Toby the Horseman, Toby the Merciless, Toby the Bloody, and finally Toby the Mad is pretty entertaining.


    BTW, did I tell you guys that I have conquered every single territory not located in the New World? Because I totally have.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    thorpe wrote:
    All of my best Generals kept on going insane, Colonel Kurtz style.


    Probably because I kept on making them execute prisoners and fight nearly impossible battles.

    Still, watching Toby of Berkin become Toby the Champion, Toby the Valorous, Toby the Crusader, Toby the Saint, Toby the Horseman, Toby the Merciless, Toby the Bloody, and finally Toby the Mad is pretty entertaining.


    BTW, did I tell you guys that I have conquered every single territory not located in the New World? Because I totally have.

    Then you should have won by now.

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    MechMantis wrote:
    thorpe wrote:
    All of my best Generals kept on going insane, Colonel Kurtz style.


    Probably because I kept on making them execute prisoners and fight nearly impossible battles.

    Still, watching Toby of Berkin become Toby the Champion, Toby the Valorous, Toby the Crusader, Toby the Saint, Toby the Horseman, Toby the Merciless, Toby the Bloody, and finally Toby the Mad is pretty entertaining.


    BTW, did I tell you guys that I have conquered every single territory not located in the New World? Because I totally have.

    Then you should have won by now.

    Dude, I did. You can still keep playing. I think it that it is year 1634 right now or something. Yipee for extended time mod!

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Goodnight, peoples.



    Also: Endo, what the fucking hell were you downloading for two hours?!

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sorry, my internet was fucking up, I just got it back now.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Endomatic wrote:
    Sorry, my internet was fucking up, I just got it back now.


    Ah. Maybe tonight, then.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I just picked up something amazing -

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    Ok Dudes, I'm downloading the 1.1 patch right now. What else do I need to know? I haven't played a total war games since Shogun (which I don't have anymore, which is handily included in this huge box set I just bought)

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Hardtarget wrote:
    I just picked up something amazing -

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    Ok Dudes, I'm downloading the 1.1 patch right now. What else do I need to know? I haven't played a total war games since Shogun (which I don't have anymore, which is handily included in this huge box set I just bought)



    Right. Click. Interface.


    (For Rome and Medieval 2).

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sorry for the doublepost, but this is called off until I can figure out what the hell my new video card did to Medieval 2.


    I might just reinstall. Again.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Game's only $40 this week at Gamestop, in store with coupon.

    I just picked it up today.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    ugh this damn game is such a time sink (but in a good way)

    Friday night I got home late and stayed up until 4:30am playing it. Just.. one.. more turn.. for 3 hours.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Holy crap all the awesome resources are on the map border in the desert.

    Ivory and gold out the wazoo. I'm getting a couple grand a turn just from four merchants.

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  • JinniganJinnigan Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    wait

    does the hamachi game thing let you play a campaign map with multiple people

    or are we just talking more multiplayer battles

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  • corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Don't think I'm going to get this until there is an official fix for the idiotic pikeman behaviour and for the animation issues with 2 handed swords and billhooks.

    I'm bitter, I lost a battle to my cousin after my billmen failed to kill a single knight they had just charged into the rear of, down a hill.

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  • Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I just bought this yesterday. My first Total War game. I'm a bit overwhelmed.

    I built up an awesome army to repel French invaders, only to have the guy defect right after a rout of their siege. I'm starting over.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    defrag wrote:
    I just bought this yesterday. My first Total War game. I'm a bit overwhelmed.

    I built up an awesome army to repel French invaders, only to have the guy defect right after a rout of their siege. I'm starting over.

    I'll send you a copy of the Traits and Ancillaries lists.

    Because then you can fuck around with your generals.


    "Hmm... Let's make all my generals 10 star and 10 dread!"

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    defrag wrote:
    I just bought this yesterday. My first Total War game. I'm a bit overwhelmed.

    I built up an awesome army to repel French invaders, only to have the guy defect right after a rout of their siege. I'm starting over.

    Yeah, it can be overwhelming to newcomers. I remember the first Medieval having a fairly steep ramp, and Medieval II deals with so much more.

    I rarely suggest playing tutorials, but I really do for Total War games.

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  • Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I played the tutorials, and it was pretty useful - but then once you get out into the grand campaign it's like jumping without a parachute again. I've had problems taking walls, problems with foreign merchants, problems with defecting armies, problems with rebel navies, money problems...

    This game is brutal.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If you have any specific questions you'd like to ask, I'm sure everyone will offer what help they can.

    Also, I finally threw in the soundtrack to listen to. I never really paid attention to the music in this game. It's really top notch.

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  • LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Jragghen wrote:
    If you have any specific questions you'd like to ask, I'm sure everyone will offer what help they can.

    Also, I finally threw in the soundtrack to listen to. I never really paid attention to the music in this game. It's really top notch.

    Yeah, there's a lot more there than just the generic medieval music we're used to.

    Also, a lot of us probably can help with specifics, defrag. For instance, you mentioned trouble with merchants. It's best to take it slow with your own merchants. Try to find a semi-valuable resource and head there, trying to stop on other resources along the way. If you see a merchant that has 3 or 4 more points than you own, book it, as they'll probably try to take you over. Similarly, if you are a couple points above the opposition, try to seize their assets. It's really the only way to grow as a merchant until you become good enough to sit on a gold reserve for the rest of your career.

    Edit: Also, I was just excommunicated for attacking France at the behest of my merchant's guild. They gave me a lousy 500 florins for it :x

    At almost 1200 AD, though, I'm at the point where I pretty much have to take France now, as Milan has taken Paris and a few other provinces. It'll be a fun day when I'm forced to turn on my strongest ally.

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