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Post by Pars » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:52 am

In Castle Vox u can reach diffrent achievements,

Q: is there a list of achievements u can reach?

Would be fun to know what u can achieve.

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Post by dustin » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:07 pm

hmmm... my current install is at Sergeant at Arms

What have you achieved?

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Post by Pars » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:11 pm

Legion commander!

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Post by RandomGuy » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:23 pm

Solid Gold Baby!

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Post by Mike » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

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Post by jesterme » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:31 pm

what is the order?

i am a candle of fun i think or a beacon of light or something like that.

does a candle of fun beat a legion commander?

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Post by Pars » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:52 pm

Honor Guard!

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Post by Pars » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:38 pm

NewB Warrior !

why do I feel that NewB Warrior is worse then Honor Guard?

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Post by GYPCOUNT » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:15 am

Master Cartographer

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Post by mbauer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:27 am

Prove it!

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Post by mentor09 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:34 am

mbauer wrote:Prove it!

:P
Pawn of the Empire
Newb Warrior
Soldier of Fortune
Sergeant at Arms
Brawny Berserker
Spearhand of Justice
Beacon of Light
Legion Commander
Honor Guard
Epic Explorer
Master Cartographer
Conquerer of Nations
Knight of the Realm
Purse of Plenty
Knight of the Garter
Solid Gold
Director of Operations
Alchemist of Empires
Chancellor of War
Esteemed Mandarin
Badass Baron
Lord of the Manor
Duke of Earl
King of the World
Shadow Sorcerer
Emperor of the Universe

what's next ? ;)

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Post by mbauer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Did you achieve emperor of the universe?

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Post by GYPCOUNT » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:59 pm

I bet he did!

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Post by dustin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:07 pm

Is it good to have the list of ranks here? Or would it be better kept a little more secret?

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Post by GYPCOUNT » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:42 pm

dustin wrote:Is it good to have the list of ranks here? Or would it be better kept a little more secret?
I think its good, it let's you know where you stand.

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Post by mbauer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:26 am

I don't think it hurts anything

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Post by ErikSMeyer » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:38 pm

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Post by Pars » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:46 pm

mentor, where did u find that list? and is that list ranked ?

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Post by ErikSMeyer » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:40 pm

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Post by GYPCOUNT » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:08 am

Do u play online games Erik?

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Post by drSnuggles » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:43 am

I've never seen him playing online.

How are these achievements calculated? I've started more than 4000 games and probably ended 10% only due to testing or lack of time. What do these achievements say then? Actually, I don't give anything about that.
Also the ranking list doesn't describe player skills completely, because many games are team games and it greatly depends who your teammates are.

I think the online player community can currently estimate best who's a good player.

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Post by mbauer » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:30 am

Still, acquiring the top rank is pretty respectable, I must say.

Well done Erik! :smt023

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Online vs. Standalone

Post by ErikSMeyer » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:45 am

No, I haven't played Vox online.

This was a thread about standalone achievements, not skill in the abstract.

I'm reminded, reading your post, of chatroom comments in online poker, where everybody always poses as the roughest, toughest professional cutting down the amateurs/noobs/donkeys who don't know how to play. Most of those guys live in their parents' basement.

Team games are dependent upon who your teammates are, so individual skill can't be ranked in them? I'm not the expert, but I'd say a large part of the skill in those games involves knowing how to adapt your strategy in response to teammate play. Those who can do that and win, consistently, are better than those who can't.

I never said I was a good player or a bad player or anything else, I just said I earned the Emperor of the Universe achievement, since that was the topic of conversation.

If you don't like that, I guess you're going to have to not like it.

As to whether the online "community" is the best judge of Vox ability, when I hear the word community, I reach for my revolver.

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EOTU

Post by ErikSMeyer » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:49 am

Thanks MB. I have to admit, online/standalone discussion aside, I felt like I earned it.

I may have put a bit too much time into the spoiler maps (I'm thinking of the Iran/Iraq war, which is almost impossible to dominate because of the Kurds ..., or Roman Empire Franks/Saxons).

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Re: Online vs. Standalone

Post by drSnuggles » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:54 am

Erik, neither did I devalue your achievement, nor did I say anything in that direction. I'm just sceptic about these achievements. That's pretty all.
ErikSMeyer wrote:Team games are dependent upon who your teammates are, so individual skill can't be ranked in them? I'm not the expert, but I'd say a large part of the skill in those games involves knowing how to adapt your strategy in response to teammate play. Those who can do that and win, consistently, are better than those who can't.
I hope to not sound snottily, but offline games vs. bots (what I assume you do) and online games vs. humans are like night and day. You might anticipate what bots will do and react accordingly, but you can never (current state) reasonably coordinate moves with them, because they'll neither tell their moves nor listen to yours. Adequate team play works with humans only. And if you can't rely on your teammates only one thing will happen in most cases: You're gonna lose.

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Post by GYPCOUNT » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:25 pm

Erik, I was just wondering if you were playing online under a different name. If not I was just hoping more people would start playing online games more often. I was in no way attacking you. If you het some free time you might wanna check out the 16 and 24 hour turn games, they are fun and challenging. Some time they are frustrating if you get a Teamate who has no desire to chat and coordinate moves with you, but you will soon figure out who is fun to play with and against.

Gyp :twisted:

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Post by spodeholio » Mon May 16, 2011 12:22 am

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For the sceptic. I have'nt played vox online either, just an at home fanatic!

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Re: emperor

Post by WhirlPlaid » Mon May 16, 2011 1:01 am

spodeholio wrote:Image

For the sceptic. I have'nt played vox online either, just an at home fanatic!
Come play online!

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Post by Behemoth » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:38 pm

ErikSMeyer wrote:No, I haven't played Vox online.

This was a thread about standalone achievements, not skill in the abstract.

I'm reminded, reading your post, of chatroom comments in online poker, where everybody always poses as the roughest, toughest professional cutting down the amateurs/noobs/donkeys who don't know how to play. Most of those guys live in their parents' basement.

Team games are dependent upon who your teammates are, so individual skill can't be ranked in them? I'm not the expert, but I'd say a large part of the skill in those games involves knowing how to adapt your strategy in response to teammate play. Those who can do that and win, consistently, are better than those who can't.

I never said I was a good player or a bad player or anything else, I just said I earned the Emperor of the Universe achievement, since that was the topic of conversation.

If you don't like that, I guess you're going to have to not like it.

As to whether the online "community" is the best judge of Vox ability, when I hear the word community, I reach for my revolver.

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Map testers/makers are at a bit of a disadvantage; I've only played a fraction of the 2011 games I started Image

What my results do show is how easy it is to manipulate the outcome of offline games: It's impossible to win Spartacus in two turns, unless you mess with the start scenario, or make an error as i did while designing the map.

That's not to say I suspect the validity of your results ErikSMeyer, but unless you're playing online who's to say if that revolver you're holding isn't just shooting blanks?

/me wonders where the application form is for a special consideration Vox score re-set?

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