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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #525 on: May 21, 2020, 03:08:37 PM »
Yes, it has aged well.

The pricing model is very weird on Steam, though this seems to be a Steam function. It's impossible to play the DLC without the base game, of course, but there are two ways of buying the game, both of which require the base game to also be bought first.

1.) Buy the DLC separately for $15 on its own page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1257440/Field_of_Glory_Empires__Persia_550__330_BCE/

2.) Buy the DLC as part of a package to complete your game on the main page, for $12. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1011390/Field_of_Glory_Empires/

So you can pay $15 or $12, from Steam either way, at literally no difference.

 ??? :uglystupid2: :DD :bd:
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #526 on: May 21, 2020, 03:31:30 PM »
I'll probably go with the base game when I start playing.  Never did install it through Steam, just straight from Matrix.
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #527 on: May 21, 2020, 03:56:37 PM »
The base game has gotten a big update, too, btw. So the only reason to play the DLC would be out of curiosity for the time period, such as Rome when (per one theory applied in the game) it was a client state of the Etruscans.

Anyone who enjoys playing the Germanics/Celtics will find all those vast tracts of continental European land... arousing...  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #528 on: May 21, 2020, 06:50:48 PM »
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #529 on: May 21, 2020, 07:40:24 PM »
(In the base game timeframe, Europe gets crowded fast or starts that way depending on where you are, unless you're the Goths maybe. In the new DLC, Europe north of Italy has few factions with crazy amounts of room to expand, especially if like me you like to play the Rhaeti.)
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #530 on: May 21, 2020, 08:03:12 PM »
I noticed that. There's a lot more room. I'm currently playing as Macedonia, and I did pretty well just having some serious cash-flow problems. But I think I'll play the tutorial just to learn what I need to learn, and then start over as the Macedons.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #531 on: May 21, 2020, 09:09:00 PM »
Don't tell me I'm going to have to consider buying this game again.  ???
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #532 on: May 22, 2020, 08:05:56 AM »
I'm watching DasTactic's latest series now.  It has the new DLC but should still give me a pretty good idea of how the base plays.  Still trying to decide between this one, or AoW:Planetfall, or Stellaris, or TW:Warhammer II for something to get back into playing along with Aurora C# which I'll restart when 1.10 drops.  So many games, so little time....   :o
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #533 on: May 22, 2020, 11:22:07 AM »
AOW Planetfall is a pretty sweet game too. Lots of content and replayability.
But that goes for all the games in your list.  :D
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #534 on: May 22, 2020, 03:37:54 PM »
I broke down and bought both Field of Glory: Empires and AOW Planetfall.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #535 on: May 22, 2020, 11:22:26 PM »
Don't tell me I'm going to have to consider buying this game again.  ???

I'm surprised you hadn't already.  Now I'm disappointed in you. 


Seriously, though, I've watched a few LP's (including DasTactic's), and the Persia DLC is looking pretty sweet. 

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #536 on: May 23, 2020, 07:31:14 AM »
I broke down and bought both Field of Glory: Empires and AOW Planetfall.
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #537 on: May 23, 2020, 08:01:10 AM »
Yes, it has aged well.

The pricing model is very weird on Steam, though this seems to be a Steam function. It's impossible to play the DLC without the base game, of course, but there are two ways of buying the game, both of which require the base game to also be bought first.

1.) Buy the DLC separately for $15 on its own page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1257440/Field_of_Glory_Empires__Persia_550__330_BCE/

2.) Buy the DLC as part of a package to complete your game on the main page, for $12. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1011390/Field_of_Glory_Empires/

So you can pay $15 or $12, from Steam either way, at literally no difference.

 ??? :uglystupid2: :DD :bd:

I'm not getting the dlc discount on Steam.  I suspect the fact I bought the base game from Matrix directly then put it on Steam latter negates the discount on the dlc. 

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #538 on: May 23, 2020, 01:16:53 PM »
Okay, that makes sense! -- I can't recall if I originally bought on Steam or at Matrix, so that could explain the pricing oddity (i.e. a loyalty discount tracked by Steam).
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires
« Reply #539 on: May 23, 2020, 03:20:23 PM »
Just played for a couple of hours as Persia in the new campaign and it is great how the neighboring kingdoms are collapsing to my one mighty stack! Kingdom of Elan (SP?) was crushed and I just smacked around Media and am besieging their capital now. The King wants to take down Babylonia next. I took about 1000 pics for the quick write-up I am doing for The Magical Front Page and will have quick impressions to JH to post tomorrow.
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