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Offline solops

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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2020, 10:08:27 AM »
Shadow empire release date dropped. June 4th

Nice. That's my wife's birthday. I can get it for me for her birthday!  <:-)
She will be SO excited!
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2020, 10:23:15 AM »
My birthday on May 22nd and my lovely wife has promised to get it for me :smitten:

Release of the year.
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2020, 10:40:14 AM »
 ;D That is sig line worthy.
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2020, 11:45:18 AM »
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2020, 11:48:56 AM »
June 4th! WOOT!  :D

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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2020, 11:57:53 AM »
June 4th! WOOT!  :D

Definitely Grabbing.

Not a problem for me but folks should note it appears to be a Matrix Store exclusive (at least initially) despite there being a store page for it on Steam.....

Interesting.
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2020, 07:43:14 PM »
June 4th! WOOT!  :D

Definitely Grabbing.

Not a problem for me but folks should note it appears to be a Matrix Store exclusive (at least initially) despite there being a store page for it on Steam.....

Interesting.

An oversight, maybe? 

I'm not terribly worried either way.  I'm happy to purchase it directly from the M/S website, I just also want get my Steam key at some point. 

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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2020, 08:06:56 PM »
June 4th! WOOT!  :D

Definitely Grabbing.

Not a problem for me but folks should note it appears to be a Matrix Store exclusive (at least initially) despite there being a store page for it on Steam.....

Interesting.

An oversight, maybe? 

I'm not terribly worried either way.  I'm happy to purchase it directly from the M/S website, I just also want get my Steam key at some point.


I agree with you Martok the Matrix store works fine for me.

Don't think its an oversight as the Matrix newsletter e-mailed out to me specifically mentioned the "Matrix exclusive".
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2020, 09:58:36 AM »
I've noticed that with Matrix/Slitherine you are better off purchasing directly from them and getting the Steam Key later.  Some of their Steam purchased products have issues with them regarding mods, updates, PBEM features, etc. 

One of my recent purchases from last year was Field of Glory Empires from Steam.  I had a difficult time getting the multiplayer window to log me in and find a game I was playing with Jason, MD, and Tuna.  This is the 21st century and I shouldn't have struggles like this on a Steam purchased game.  Forgive me but my patience and tolerance for ineptitude is quite short these days.
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2020, 10:11:02 AM »
I've noticed that with Matrix/Slitherine you are better off purchasing directly from them and getting the Steam Key later.  Some of their Steam purchased products have issues with them regarding mods, updates, PBEM features, etc. 

One of my recent purchases from last year was Field of Glory Empires from Steam.  I had a difficult time getting the multiplayer window to log me in and find a game I was playing with Jason, MD, and Tuna.  This is the 21st century and I shouldn't have struggles like this on a Steam purchased game.  Forgive me but my patience and tolerance for ineptitude is quite short these days.


Interesting.

I had issues with the games not updating properly via the In game Matrix updater whereas Steam does it automatically so I have never had an issue.

As with so much with our hobby its "horses for courses".
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2020, 11:47:39 AM »
I've noticed that with Matrix/Slitherine you are better off purchasing directly from them and getting the Steam Key later.  Some of their Steam purchased products have issues with them regarding mods, updates, PBEM features, etc. 

One of my recent purchases from last year was Field of Glory Empires from Steam.  I had a difficult time getting the multiplayer window to log me in and find a game I was playing with Jason, MD, and Tuna.  This is the 21st century and I shouldn't have struggles like this on a Steam purchased game.  Forgive me but my patience and tolerance for ineptitude is quite short these days.

Over the years, I have had multiple computers, been in several different locations, and have never been able to get the Matrix updater to work. I have always had to update manually...or as you suggest, play them on Steam; where updates do actually happen.


Interesting.

I had issues with the games not updating properly via the In game Matrix updater whereas Steam does it automatically so I have never had an issue.

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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2020, 01:29:37 PM »
While I've run into the same problem W8 talked about (while playing the same game, and in fact mp with him), I've never run into the same problem on other Matrix games I've bought through Steam. FoG:Emp released with the latest version of PBEM++ (+++?), updated to finally allow more than two players, and I inferred that this was the problem or something related back at the Matrixlitherine servers. Then again, the game itself has some odd bugs where it thinks it has shut down without shutting down and gives various alerts to this effect, which might be an artifact of the standard Matrix front-end trying to run after Steam, but which I don't recall seeing on their other games aside from occasionally other Ageod titles! -- thus I'm inclined to suspect this is some kind of persistent Ageod coding glitch.

Still, the inability to log into the multiplayer serves on occasion, is glaring and annoying, and certainly real, whatever its cause(s).  >:(
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2020, 04:30:00 PM »
There are already let's plays of this game by various YouTube influencers.





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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2020, 09:26:21 PM »
The You Tube series by Dastactic are long, comprehensive and in my opinion the most informative to date.

He explains mechanics very thoroughly.


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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2020, 08:32:16 AM »
True about Dastactic; but that second video is kind of adorably neat!  O0
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