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  • i have never played MTW Online because i dont want to

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  • i have played Online and did not like it

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  • i have played Online and am hooked

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    One Time TW Player .. Member baz's Avatar
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    well guys who here has not tried MTW Online?? if not why not? you will never know until you try it

    i remember when i was a NEW to Total War, i played a few SP campaigns loved it, then i went online to play, at first it is daunting and you are frightened to loose but always remember that everybody had to go through this stage
    There are ppl in the foyer that are experienced players, these guys will help you out and give you tips, if you stick with it then you will start to realise where you can improve your play (if at all ), all i say is be patient with it, some of us out there are good guys and will help:D
    if you see me online and want a game gimme a shout and i'll be only too happy i was lucky to get showed some moves by a few guys so i feel it is time to put something back in myself

    here are some links that you guys may find usefull

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    An INTRODUCTION for new players to MP with some sample armies to try

    A MP Guide that is posted in Jousting Fields

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    I have been meaning to try just have not made the leap I will soon working on some modding things right now.
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    There is no choise for people like my-self.

    I would really like to try it, but there is something wrong with my code. I have just given up on it. Somebody told me to contact the manufacturers. Is there aquick way to get me playin the MP.

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    im hooked

    although i havent been playin it as mutch recently its still one of if not the best mp experience ive had.

    with the possible exception of battlefield 1942 and bf1942 road to rome this is the only mp game i play all the time.

    yall realy should try it.

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    I tried it once and quickly found that I was awful when comapred to everyone else and that has put me off now for quite a while. I don;t want to try again till I can win practicaly any battle against the AI, then i may give it another go/
    I also don't like the whole team game thing too much, I like to be independant in a battle and not have to trust (or be obliged to help) other players too much.
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    You can always play 1v1

    And no matter how much you train against the AI you can never just go online and start beating some veterans.

    The thing that really bugs me is to see a lot of people having problems entering their cd-key or complaining about invalid account info...we help a lot of people but I wonder how many lost interest and dropped MP because of the problems. It has to made easier to avoid all that.

    But yes do give it a try, even if you have some problems logging on or you feel you are a crappy player..takes time to develop skill.

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    The MP is an experience that all have to do
    It's simply a great world,you can see a bloody war between members of 2 clans and many very honourable signs of friendship and valour

    So after playn MP i think you will not come back to SP and never playn other games...
    I think with a MP Campaign MTW would be perfect,someone try to build it,but is an heavy work.

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    did not try it yet but I actually would like to ... does anybody know if the German MTW localization works in MP with the other versions?

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    I play lots of LAN games, haven't online yet. I don't think it would be the same when you can't laugh with the person who you just massacred.

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    I love it, but I haven't won yet...
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    Question

    I really want to play MTW online but im unsure as to how well it would run on my pc:

    AMD Athlon 12000mhz
    256mb RAM
    NVIDIA TNT2 M64 Pro (i know, i know, its crap but im gonna get a new one soon )
    56.k Internet connections

    So with the above specs would it be worth playing? Any tips on perhaps fixing up the gameplay?

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    PH:

    Tone down the video settings, and make sure you have the hardware to handle the sound properly.
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    i know ppl that play with a lot less, as kong said turn some settings off and it should be fine

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    Total War would have been stored on my shelf a week after buying it without MP. I started playing in August 2000 and never looked back.

    Hooked? Nah. Addicted? Neither. Dependent? Yes.



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    Thanks baz and Kongamato, look forward to seeing you guys on multiplayer sometime

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    I haven't tried it yet, but I'll eventually get around to it.
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    Some fairly limited poll choices. I've tried it and enjoyed it immensely but I haven't tried again. I'm not quite sure why I haven't tried again. I suppose I like the stratetic aspects of SP so much that I play it more. It could also be the fact that I hate losing. Seeing that I won my first and only MP-battle it may be tempting to retire with a 100% win ratio.

    Oh well, I suppose I should have a go at it again.

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    Where is the option for

    haven't yet but will do once i'm confident in sp

    I didn't vote but that's my response,

    looking forward to it

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    Well, I take my hat off to those of you capable of playing without regular use of the pause function. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only one who has to stop every 30 seconds to check on everything and issue orders.

    Ah well, it's resulted in a 100% record in SP so far, at least.
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    Jesus baz could you think of some worst choices there? Where is my I like online MTW, but dont have dedication towards the game much anymore and get on when me clan forces me too




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    i want to play mtw online but I can't the game won't let me... boo hoo
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    No longer hooked, No longer addicted.
    I still love it, and will play anytime, time permitting.

    Couple of things to point out:

    -I REGULARLY play with people from Australia who are on 56k. We have NO PROBLEM and enjoy the games. Please do a search for lag or lagg on the engine, there is a thread called lagg: we hate it, that is a good article written by Giskard from www.respawn.co.uk It is worth a read, very educative.

    -My PC is 4 years old, I play with minimum graphics settings and have NO PROBLEM. nevertheless I'm going uptown to P4, Radeon country very soon. In anticipation of better games to come.

    -You cannot compare AI with human players, the AI will never (unless the code is totally revamped) be as good as a human player. MP & SP are two DIFFERENT games. I have a campaign in which my armies have hot a valor 6-8 average with generals being 10-14 valor, however I often get a thrashing in MP. The AI cannot simulate human intelligence and behaviour adequately enough to compensate abandoning the challenge of MP. There is little point is experimenting with the Ai for longer than one month at 5 hours per week playing time. The real education lies in communication with veterans, and playing on the MP battlefield.

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    Well unfortunately rthat very interesting and informative thread cannot be found (by me), therefore nI suggest the following reading:

    About local lag:
    MTW Stress Test: Configure your PC

    Some tips:
    MTW newbie MP guide (introductory)

    What causes lag ?
    Lag: Who's the 56k er
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    AHA I FOUND THE THREAD

    Lag: We hate it
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    Ahh and here is a reply by a Creative Assembly programmer:

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]So you probably now can't blame a 56K modem for lag when hosting, and you definitely can't blame it when used by a non-hosting player. That's what I think.

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    Simple reason:

    MP just isn't my thing. /shrug

    I probably suck at it, I just might be good at it, who knows. I buy most computer games for the solo play.

    Don't try and talk me into it, it just doesn't interest me The Strategic campaign is what I have MTW for, the battles are just an added bonus.

    Now, if there was a viable MP campaign option, who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Elwe @ Mar. 11 2003,00:51)]Don't try and talk me into it, it just doesn't interest me
    Well i was trying to be helpfull and show some aspects that I have noted. Glad to see it is appreciated.

    Anyway good luck with SP while you wait for a MP campaign



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    Cheers for the tips SeljukSinan.

    I've been meaning to dip my toe into the MP world. I think I'll blunder along one day soon, and get routed like the newbie scum that I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SeljukSinan @ Mar. 10 2003,19:06)]Anyway good luck with SP while you wait for a MP campaign
    I'm not going to hold my breath

    Kudos, though, Seljuk. Helpful tips are always welcome, even if some of the audience doesn't intend to make any use of them

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