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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Thread for Goodbyes
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:27:56 pm »

Goko Dominion Online / Re: Goko > Iso
« on: March 15, 2013, 12:37:03 pm »
My wife and I have been playing on Goko for several weeks now and we both love it. For us, it's much better than ISO.

How about this.  Assume goko will get hacked.  You want to play dominion on it anyway.  What do you do?  Use a linux live CD.  If you are super paranoid, disconnect your hard drive (either physically, or via BIOS), and then boot into linux from the CD.  Use goko, get hacked.  All fine and good.  There is no way to persist any information on your machine.  Turn off your machine, reconnect the disk, reboot on your machine, and then laugh at all the poor infected suckers who didn't have your enlightened level of paranoia.

A bad enough virus can do actual damage to your other hardware like the processor.

Realistically, if you worry about things like this, you probably don't use the Internet.


Dominion General Discussion / Re: Iso or Goko?
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:55:09 pm »
Those of you with no lagging, are you solely playing against other humans or are you also playing against AI opponents? I'm thinking that maybe the problem only occurs against AI opponents?

Playing both and noticing very little lag. Using Google Chrome...

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Iso or Goko?
« on: February 24, 2013, 05:08:05 pm »
Card art
Dark Ages
Relatively quick gameplay if your opponent knows what they are doing
Relatively short wait for a game if you find an opponent who you enjoy playing with and agree to matches
Player base that is growing in competitiveness
It is completely free and I am finding that many people I play with own all the sets
"Relatively short wait for a game if you find an opponent who you enjoy playing with and agree to matches" is about as backhanded a compliment as I can imagine.  The wait time if you have an opponent to play multiple games with ought to be basically zero.

How is the wait time if you just want a competitive game against a random person?  For Iso it's ~10 seconds.  My limited experience on Goko says that it's a lot more.  Would those who play more disagree?

Played last night and I never waited more than a minute or so to get a game going. To be fair, it was a Saturday night...

Goko Dominion Online / Re: Why aren't *you* playing on Goko?
« on: February 24, 2013, 04:51:13 pm »
Goko now has all current sets, with Alchemy just gone public.  So for those using that as their reason, it is no longer valid.

Yeah, and $45 for everything is a steal. I like your videos by the way.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Iso or Goko?
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:27:10 pm »
Wife and I are loving Goko. For us, $45 was a steal to get all the cards.

Goko Dominion Online / Re: Question about selecting kingdoms?
« on: February 24, 2013, 01:58:48 pm »
Okay, thanks for the quick response. That's what I figured and I can easily use the Dominion Deck Builder site and create a random kingdom. Then it's not really that much effort to create the deck with my deck builder in Goko. Hopefully they add this feature soon.

Goko Dominion Online / Re: So I bought Dominion: Intrigue the other day
« on: February 24, 2013, 01:55:20 pm »
Thing is, it is two radically different ways to play, both with their plusses and minuses.

The physical game gives a social experience that the on-line play lacks.  For me, that mostly means playing with my family.  (My eight-year-old cleans my clock with embarrising frequency), and for that reason, I personally would prioritize the boxes over Goko.

On the other hand, with three kids, the time we have to play as a family is limited, since when I get home from work, it's pretty much dinner, homework and bed for the kids. 

That is were Goko comes in.  The advantage of Goko is that you need only the time for yourself (in my case when everyone else is in bed) and you can play.  It is much easier than getting a physical game going, and allows more games in a shorter time.  In my case, for pure competition, Goko would be the winner.

In any case, the point is you may not like "paying for the same game twice", but in reality you are getting two different experiences.  And to get those different experiences, you need tow different companies with different business models to deliver them.  Thus, you pay twice.  If you don't want to pay twice, that's fine, just pick the experience you want and enjoy.

Yeah, that sums it up nicely. My wife and I are really enjoying Goko and we had no problem shelling out $45 for all the expansions. I think it's a steal personally...

Goko Dominion Online / Question about selecting kingdoms?
« on: February 24, 2013, 01:53:22 pm »
So my wife and I have been playing Dominon on Goko and we are loving it. I paid the $45 for all the expansions and I know some people don't like the idea of paying 'twice' for something, but I think it's a steal. Anyway, I'm digressing. My question is this - is there a way to select just a few expansions when creating a random game? I've made several decks, so I get how to do that (I created all of the Kingdom Design Challenge Decks for example). What I would like to do is to create kingdoms with only the Base Set and Intrigue for example.


I got the big box from Amazon that includes Base, Alchemy and Prosperity. I also bought every other expansion when I ordered. When I decide to get a game; I go all out! The fiancee and I started with just the Base Set and then we added Intrigue a few days later. We just added Seaside this weekend and we are both really liking it. We're going in release order obviously and will probably add Alchemy soon...

Dumb question maybe? Why are there twelve kingdoms?

Dominion General Discussion / Re: No more torturer for us!
« on: April 17, 2012, 12:35:03 am »
^^^ this

And as an addendum, I have found that my wife is as competitive in-game as I am.  However, she often isn't as able to separate in-game conflict from the rest of her emotional self, and thus in-game rivalry can turn to outside-the-game conflict.

However... no matter what... without fail... whenever she learns a new game and wins the first sitting of it, all of the subsequent plays go much better, even if I am soundly defeating her.

This has taught me that, for at least that first game, I am willing to swallow my competitive pride and follow this principle:

"let the wookie wifey win!"

Yeah, sound advice for sure. She's competitive and likes to win (who doesn't) and I find that if I "ease up a bit" in the beginning of learning games, then she'll be more apt to enjoy them and play them with me.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: No more torturer for us!
« on: April 17, 2012, 12:29:58 am »
I would say that if you don't like attack cards, you shouldn't play Dominion.  Do people have strategies they like? Of course.  Should they stick to those strategies at the cost of winning games? Absolutely not.  I mean, come on, what did you THINK would happen if you build up gold while Thieves are in the supply?

I personally don't like attacks, but if that's the way the game is going, I have no problem fighting fire with fire.  If sticking to a losing strategy means losing AND getting enraged, why the heck would you keep doing it?

I respectively disagree! There is a lot of depth to Dominion and 'attack cards' are simply one piece of the pie. The Torturer is also but one card out of 50 for us (we'll be adding Seaside this weekend and then it'll be one card out of 76). I can live with not using one card if that means I get to enjoy this great game with my best friend.

Just to be clear, it's really the Torturer that irritates her so far. I've used the Swindler, as one example, several times now and it doesn't bother her at all.

I think it's like a previous poster alluded to - people hate to take curses and then once you hit them with a couple of Torturers they get really irritated.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: No more torturer for us!
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:37:11 pm »
Thanks for the responses! We played a bunch of games last night and I stayed away from the attack cards  ;D

Dominion General Discussion / No more torturer for us!
« on: April 10, 2012, 12:50:00 pm »
First, a quick hello to the forum members! I'm a long-time gamer, who recently discovered Dominion, and I have been playing it as much as possible the past week or so. My fiancee and I usually play co-operative games, so this is the first competitive card game we have played. Anyway, I'm loving the game and am also enjoying this site as a supplement.

Last night we played a game that contained Torturer (we added Intrigue a couple of days ago) and I decided to go for a Shanty Town-Torturer combo deck.  I started with a Chapel to trash my estates and coppers and then purchased a couple of Shanty Towns and Torturers. My fiancee bought a Moat and some Barons. Not sure exactly what she was going for? Long story short - after several turns of being hit by torturers she was getting irritated. Finally, after a double torturer chain and my third province purchased she stormed off to bed. I was told in no uncertain terms that if I ever play that way again, then I'll have to find someone else to play with  :(

The thing is, she usually wins and was actually way ahead of me on strategy when we first got the game (and probably still is to be honest). While I was buying a bunch of different cards she would quietly buy a few Villages and Smithies. Then she would start churning out big hands and buy all the Provinces. Did I storm off to bed during one of those thrashings?! No  ;D

The kid finally puts together a good game and now I'm in the doghouse!

I thought some people might enjoy this story and I wanted to introduce myself to the board. Thanks for reading!

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