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    So, I am thinking that the 1v1 campaign will have to be extermely streamlined in order to allevaiate the potential for long delays waiting for the other player to complete his turn.

    Or will the turns be completed almost simultaneously? That could make it very interesting in negotiating army movement to objective, anticipating the enemy's move so you can intercept...

    What do you think? How will this be managed?
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    I imagine they will bring in a timer of some sort, where you have two armies and they just go at it untill a winner is declared. I cant really see multiplayer being brought into a full map as it may take too long.


    But I'm sure someone knows better than I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Nelson
    I imagine they will bring in a timer of some sort, where you have two armies and they just go at it untill a winner is declared. I cant really see multiplayer being brought into a full map as it may take too long.


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    But I'm sure someone knows better than I.
    Indeed. Multiplayer battles should be no different in setup than other total war battles. The campaign, though, is something else entirely. It'll probably be something that stretches on for a long time, with players being given short,timed turns while they are both logged on. Or perhaps they will be given 24 hours in which to complete their turn, and not have to wait for the other to be logged on at the same time. Battles will probably be auto-calc, although I'm not completely sure.

    We'll find out soon enough...
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    Default Re: Speculation on the New Multiplayer Mode

    has anyone ever played Hotseat on kingdoms here? I wonder what they think of it.

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    Default Re: Speculation on the New Multiplayer Mode

    I want to hear what people think of it.

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    Default Re: Speculation on the New Multiplayer Mode

    What I would like to see is some kind of grand alliance between both human players and take over the world together or at least help each other out.

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    I always liked the idea of the hotseat campaign, as i rarely ever play the battles in M:TW, shame i didn't like the campaign games after M:TW tho.

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    Hmm, I'm sure things like this have been beat into the ground since at least R:TW (possibly earlier on, I wouldn't know as that was before my time.) However, what they could try is to have multi staged turns. First stage would be logistics (city management, and troop movement, etc.) With the second stage being the in-game battles. This way the players would be able to do their battles simultaneously. However there would be a few problems created by this. Firstly, you would move your troops in the first stage, and then battle later on, which (and here I'm thinking from a Rome standpoint) wouldn't be troubling as you wouldn't be able to move troops after a battle. And secondly, by late stage, you'd be fighting in so many theatres, you'd have to fight several battles one after the other, (Which, I don't know about other people, but usually one or two major, full stack on full stack battles is enough to wear me out for one round.)

    Anyways, that's my two cents. Like all MP Campaign ideas, it has some (potentially, hopefully) good ideas, and some problems/setbacks.

    But since they've already announced the beta, I'm assuming they already have the general idea in mind, and are setting it up to test it on the masses, which would make these ideas kinda useless. But whatever, I'm just throwing some ideas around while waiting for this (hopefully) fantastic, outstanding game to come out.
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    Default Re: Speculation on the New Multiplayer Mode

    I imagine that the multiplayer will work very similarly to hotseat in Kingdoms. However I expect that players will be able to fight battles against each other and the A.I. I also hope some sort of turn timer can be implemented. Otherwise the game could get extremely tedious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemilius Paulus View Post
    has anyone ever played Hotseat on kingdoms here? I wonder what they think of it.
    i played against my dad on the same comp, only he couldnt control his army when i owned his computer controlled force, i would love hotseat games, but there so time consuming, these look more promising though

    i imagine you'd have a battle lobby and a multiplayer campaign lobby where you play against someone else who is online too, then after the first time it might be a bit of a struggle meeting times, still over the moon about such a cool feature being implemented

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    I dont think meeting times would be much to worry about. I imagine that most people will only want to play a 1v1 campaign with their close friends as you can`t garuantee that a random player will ever show up again after the first session. I`ve said it before in another thread so I apologise if I appear to be repeating myself, but the best solution to making sure one player isn`t simply waiting around is to have him/her control the AI armies in battle. Any MP campaign where all battles would be automatically calculated seems totally pointless to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishazu View Post
    I dont think meeting times would be much to worry about. I imagine that most people will only want to play a 1v1 campaign with their close friends as you can`t garuantee that a random player will ever show up again after the first session. I`ve said it before in another thread so I apologise if I appear to be repeating myself, but the best solution to making sure one player isn`t simply waiting around is to have him/her control the AI armies in battle. Any MP campaign where all battles would be automatically calculated seems totally pointless to me.
    That sounds like a great idea having your friend control A.I. armies in battle! That would be kinda fun lol. Although someone could be annoying and retreat all the time.


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