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HG Alumnus
posted 07 August 2013 03:28 EDT (US)         
Currently we don't know exactly how this will work, but who is on for playing with us?

There was a Multiplayer Clan at Shogun 2 Heaven, which accumulated a pretty large following (over a hundred members off the top of my head) and it'd be good to get to that kind of community again.

So who's up for some Rome 2 online action? I guess we'll go the same route with the Steam group as we did for S2.

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EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 07 August 2013 04:07 EDT (US)     1 / 33       
I rather suspect if I don't then various people will have my head. So I'm up for it

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 07 August 2013 04:21 EDT (US)     2 / 33       
I am up for it- Although i rarely can play online and i am a terrible general!

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
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HG Alumnus
posted 07 August 2013 04:38 EDT (US)     3 / 33       
Excellent! We had some good 2 v 2 games in Shogun 2. I played a few against strangers with Liam as my partner and once he left me on an island all by myself to fight off both my opponents while he ran his infantry across the map haha.

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Jetkill Fastmurder
Legionary
(id: Mayank Sharma)
posted 07 August 2013 04:43 EDT (US)     4 / 33       
I would, but I'm so bad that I have trouble winning in Easy/Easy, so yeah...

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HG Alumnus
posted 07 August 2013 04:47 EDT (US)     5 / 33       
Don't worry dude I suck too. But playing amongst ourselves on the forum/Steam Group is much more fun than losing to strangers.

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EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 07 August 2013 06:40 EDT (US)     6 / 33       
And more instructive!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
DominicusUltimus
Legate
posted 07 August 2013 12:39 EDT (US)     7 / 33       
I'd definitely be up for a multiplayer campaign and a couple of online battles here and there. Hopefully there won't be too many people "hill camping" in Rome 2, since running into those guys all the time is what really put me off of Shogun 2's multiplayer.

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Scipii
TWH Seraph
posted 07 August 2013 12:46 EDT (US)     8 / 33       
Nothing like a bit of multiplayer among the TWH folks.

You know to solve those hill campers they really should adapt the capture point system so that is doesn't provide bonuses but rather counts toward victory. Or to be blunt, they should take the capture points from sieges and adapt them to multiplayer land battles. Though, keep the option of having classic land battles, since options are always great.

Give people and their armies something to fight over so they have to maneuver and not just camp the best spot. At least you can design around people defending capture points by making the terrain harder to defend and the sort.
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 07 August 2013 13:06 EDT (US)     9 / 33       
Well, we have camps now- and they probably won't be half way up a hill to the side of the map too...

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Thompsoncs
Legionary
posted 07 August 2013 13:16 EDT (US)     10 / 33       
I might play a few online battles as well, though that has never been the essence of total war for me. I never played empire, shogun 1 or napoleon, but in the other total war games I'm pretty deadly against AI, but that's mostly because I exploit AI stupidity rather well and use pause to coordinate my attacks. Without pause, which is usually the case online, I'm not very good.
SwampRat
M2TW Ladder Leader
posted 07 August 2013 13:35 EDT (US)     11 / 33       
should adapt the capture point system so that is doesn't provide bonuses but rather counts toward victory.
I thought that it did count towards victory - if you held them all didn't a timer kick off?

There's always a play-off between a strategically strong position and something that gets the enemy to engage (and have fun, although that's probably less of an issue in real battles than in games). M2TW for example you could rely on the enemy to advance into your carefully managed deathtrap, which weakened the AI but stopped it 'hiding' in a strong position itself.

I vaguely remember there being at a battle in the English Civil War (I think) where both sides deployed and after a while everyone moved along to a different field because both sides acknowledged the other would never attack them where they were. Can any historian tell me I'm wrong there?

Once again I'll probably be late onto the train so please keep the R2TWH clan thing going for a while.
Scipii
TWH Seraph
posted 07 August 2013 13:41 EDT (US)     12 / 33       
I think so. Most days in Shogun 2 I never get automatched on such maps anyhow, so I cannot even be sure.
Cheesewiz
HG Alumnus
posted 07 August 2013 18:46 EDT (US)     13 / 33       
For the first few weeks I'll mostly be playing the campaign, but I'd be happy to play some ladder matches or clan matches after that! I used to love playing Rome Total War competitively.

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TWH Seraph
posted 08 August 2013 04:16 EDT (US)     14 / 33       
Shall have to investigate re-establishing the old RTWH multiplayer ladder for Rome II and Swap Game tradition. I cannot imagine Rome II will vary significantly from Shogun 2 in regards to Swap Games, so should just be a matter of clearly explaining the more complicated process of locating the save games.
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 08 August 2013 05:26 EDT (US)     15 / 33       
I still have the ladder stuff for M2TW's old ladder, Scip, if you want it. If there's enough interest we should perhaps do one.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Scipii
TWH Seraph
posted 08 August 2013 06:00 EDT (US)     16 / 33       
That would be great, if there is the interest. Would certainly like to try and establish some activities around, or soon after, release time. As it is probably best to strike early whilst the Rome II buzz and hype are at its greatest, and hopefully retain a few new bloods as the stumble in.
Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 08 August 2013 06:03 EDT (US)     17 / 33       
Pretty Much. Anyone else keen for a battle on the day of release? Night for me: Morning for UK/ America.
Be a nice way to get into it..

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
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TWH Seraph
posted 08 August 2013 06:07 EDT (US)     18 / 33       
Shall have to see what I have happening, with the release date being during the working week. A provisional "yes" for now however.
Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 08 August 2013 06:13 EDT (US)     19 / 33       
That would be easier- But i would still be 3 hours ahead of you.
But we shall organise something/ a thread closer to the date..

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
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HG Alumnus
posted 08 August 2013 06:30 EDT (US)     20 / 33       
Dunno about day of release, I'll be busy delving in. I'm off work the following two days though so could get some games in the morning GMT time if you're around.

Anyone with some Photoshop prowess want to kindly make a Rome 2 Clan banner for Steam, something simple like the Shogun 2 one (That I did in paint) would be ideal;



Then we can get to setting the Steam group up

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"We kissed the Sun, and it smiled down upon us."
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TWH Seraph
posted 08 August 2013 06:35 EDT (US)     21 / 33       
Sometimes I wonder whether it would just be easier to just establish one overarching TWH Clan Steam Group, rather than several individual Steam Groups for each game. Though if people would prefer yet another Steam Group exclusive to a single Total War game (Rome II) we can always setup one up.
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HG Alumnus
posted 08 August 2013 07:01 EDT (US)     22 / 33       
I feel like a specialised group would be better, easier to organise things amongst the members that way. Plus you guys can use it as our niche over here to attract new members. Ultimately up to you fellas though.

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:: The Sun always rises in the East :: Flawless Crowns :: Dancing Days ::

"We kissed the Sun, and it smiled down upon us."
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 08 August 2013 12:34 EDT (US)     23 / 33       
Afty- would my desktop background do?

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Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 08 August 2013 18:20 EDT (US)     24 / 33       
Personally I think that your Background would be very suitable EOJ. It is simple yet effective.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 08 August 2013 18:23 EDT (US)     25 / 33       
EDIT-Sorry about double post:
It was weird- I replyed before but it did not come up at all- so I did it again and two came up. Weird

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda

[This message has been edited by Awesome Eagle (edited 08-08-2013 @ 06:24 PM).]

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HG Alumnus
posted 10 August 2013 04:32 EDT (US)     26 / 33       
Afty- would my desktop background do?
I should think so, looks good.

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Scenter102
Legionary
posted 10 August 2013 10:26 EDT (US)     27 / 33       
I'd join, though my time playing could be severely limited.
Scipii
TWH Seraph
posted 02 September 2013 15:48 EDT (US)     28 / 33       
Earl Scruffles
Legionary
(id: generalscruff)
posted 02 September 2013 15:50 EDT (US)     29 / 33       
Joined and added all members I do not already have on steam.

Look forward to playing online with you guys, but I usually like to get some single-player in first to get used to it

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
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Lenardius VII
Legionary
posted 02 September 2013 17:39 EDT (US)     30 / 33       
I'll join the group tonight.

I is best general online!

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Cheesewiz
HG Alumnus
posted 02 September 2013 18:09 EDT (US)     31 / 33       
Might anyone mind adding me to the group? It'll be some combination of HGCheesewiz or HG_Cheesewiz or something of the sort.

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Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 02 September 2013 21:07 EDT (US)     32 / 33       
If it isnt done in 5 hours, i will add you Cheese.

I would love Multiplayer, but doubt i will have the time until the weekend- or straight after activation tonight to learn the game.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda

[This message has been edited by Awesome Eagle (edited 09-02-2013 @ 09:13 PM).]

EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 03 September 2013 02:40 EDT (US)     33 / 33       
Guys, can you remake it here?

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