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Stronghold 2 | 10th May 2014

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As usual, the event will take place 6 PM UK time on the 10th of May, with a username of "stronghold nations" and password of "shnations". Please post here if you intend to join so we know how many people to expect.


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I've been offline for a while, but I should be able to come on the 10th. Hopefully the connectivity is decent. Even if not, it's worth cramming in as many games before the shutdown. The date seems a little close for comfort, and it'd be nice to have a last hurrah on this game I've really only recently grown to appreciate. :)


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I'm glad to hear that. We really do need to play more as well. Maybe a couple of games of Legends as well, what do you think?


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I agree evil would be really cool, though personally my favourite is Ice. My favourite evil unit is probably the Saxon Warrior, though the vampiric creeper is a really cool unit you're right - though extremely annoying when you lose units to it.

 

How about Legends on Sunday then, same time? If you could find a map (I'll look too) that would be great, otherwise we could use the Dragon Island one from the game as that's pretty balanced.

 

Certainly a good change from always being normal in stronghold 2 :)

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Timing sounds good. I like the werewolf and Saxon warrior as well, and Ice is my second favorite faction. Those witches and giants make some pretty strong enemies.


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Werewolves are great for catapulting over walls - an ideal distraction while vampiric creepers come in slyly ;)

 

My favourite ice unit is the Ice Queen. The Polar Bears and White wolves are quite effective, and the white witches are just amazing - except from when archers are around as they get decimated. Giants are best in groups of ten I'd say - at least from my own experience.


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Encouraged by Lord Chris I will probably try to participate in the event :) I'm not 100% sure if I'll arrive as 6 PM is for me 7 PM and it's quite late but maybe for a while I'll be current there (I guess it'll happen on GR, won't it?). I hope my weak english won't disrupt ;)

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Glad to hear you'll be joining us, we normally wait roughly fifteen minutes after the event has started for late comers anyway so you should be fine :)


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I guess it'll happen on GR, won't it?

The only way (that I know of) to play Stronghold 2 and Stronghold Legends multiplayer is by the in-game multiplayer lobby, hosted by GameSpy. So, nope, you don't need to be running GR while playing. :)


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At least until the end of the month. There's already a thread about GameRanger at Firefly so hopefully soon after SHC2 has been released they will change to GameRanger.


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Ok that's fine don't worry. At least you can still play today though.


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