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by Emala XI
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the differences between DL1 & DL2?
Replies: 4
Views: 11923

What are the differences between DL1 & DL2?

I have DL2 and am thinking of getting DL1. I notice in the forums that a number of players think DL1 is superior. Why is this? What are the differences between the two versions that make some players prefer DL1?

thanks
by Emala XI
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need better combat results report
Replies: 1
Views: 7470

Need better combat results report

In DL2 there is a serious need for a better combat results report, one that lists the units involved on both sides and the casualties. The current report is just a sentence saying who won. It is difficult, watching the battle, to tell which units have been eliminated and which have withdrawn because...
by Emala XI
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New player thoughts on DL2
Replies: 0
Views: 26873

New player thoughts on DL2

First, what a wonderful game! And how marvelously addictive. This post is not meant to be final. These are just some of the things that occur to me after having played a few games. The AI is excellent and even at Fair Fight can give you a good tussle. In fact, DL2 has the best AI for fighting naval ...
by Emala XI
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 13798

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

The brony phenomenon is one of those signs of how soft and safe live has become for most people in 21st century Western Civilization. When I was a child in Western North Carolina I went to school with children who did not have shoes and came to school barefoot. They each had a pair of shoes but thes...
by Emala XI
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naming units
Replies: 4
Views: 12398

Re: Naming units

Thanks, all. I got DL2 first solely because I read that DL1 had NO diplomacy and I couldn't imagine a strategy game without this. But I have noticed a number of players here and at the GOG site prefer DL1. I will procure it soon as I can afford it.
by Emala XI
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this icon?
Replies: 3
Views: 9893

Re: What is this icon?

Thank you! I was going nuts trying to figure this out. Is there a list of all the icons anywhere? I don't remember one in the manual.
by Emala XI
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Races' Diplomacy
Replies: 3
Views: 7622

Re: Other Races' Diplomacy

Ok, thanks. I can only conclude that the other races are making pacts with each other at a miniscule rate, compared with how they make pacts with me; I usually have pacts with 2-3 races in various degrees by the 50-75th turns. I am now playing a game at turn 150-some and none of the other races have...
by Emala XI
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Races' Diplomacy
Replies: 3
Views: 7622

Other Races' Diplomacy

On the diplomatic screen, beneath the line that contains your relations with other races, are lines for each of the races and their relations with each other. I am near turn 250 and have never had anything appear anywhere except on my line (am playing the Humans). Suddenly I see the relations and tr...
by Emala XI
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this icon?
Replies: 3
Views: 9893

What is this icon?

Can't figure this one out. On some but not all of my and other races' territories there appears an icon with corners of knobs, two of which I think are atop posts, and the corners seem to be connected by what looks like electric arcs. In all it looks like a squarish, electric pen. What does this thi...
by Emala XI
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naming units
Replies: 4
Views: 12398

Naming units

I love to name units, and cities and geographic features for that matter. Anything like this that personalizes a game is fun. On the GOG Deadlock forum someone said that they thought you could name units in DL1. Is this true? If so, any idea why this was dropped from DL2? But, even if you can't name...