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How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 02:12:21


Master Shredtail 
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How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 02:38:10


Aura Guardian 
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Browsing Appstore
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 02:40:49


Sakata Gintoki
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Senior in College showed me.

Edited 2/25/2018 02:41:09
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 03:03:01


l4v.r0v 
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Rise of Nations had a really cool Conquer The World mode where you had a Risk-style world map but for every attack (or defense) you had to play out an hour-long RTS mini-campaign.

The big world map looked like this:


While the gameplay at the low-level looked like this:


I used to play this game a lot growing up (middle school), but it was made for Windows XP and there was a period of a few years where no current operating system/hardware supported the game anymore. During that time, I occasionally got nostalgic and looked for similar games- but there really was nothing. About 4-5 years into the mass smartphone era (we're talking ~2012 here), I remember there was an influx of Risk-like games (well Risk-style maps but often really odd game mechanics on top of that- think Europa Universalis IV lite) on the app store. This was the closest I was gonna get to Rise of Nations for some time, but none of these stuck because the game mechanics were just weird and shitty.

Plus Rise of Nations had a bunch of interesting diplomacy mechanics + tech trees that I really liked. They didn't show up anywhere else, and neither did the whole real-time strategy aspect.

Eventually while cycling through these games I stumbled upon Warlight. It wasn't that much like RoN- no real-time strategy, but it's a great game in its own right. It's simple, satisfying, and super-customizable so I actually eventually stuck around to play diplo games on this site. I didn't really get into strategy until around 2015 or so, a solid 2 years after becoming active on this site.

I think I've played Warzone longer than any other video game I've picked up. Can't stress how much I enjoy the gameplay of what Fizzer's built.
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 06:07:53


MrTrolldemort
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I learned about it from my father. He was just looking for strategy games to play since he's a huge Risk fan and I guess he found this while searching online. He played it often and showed me it and I figured it would be cool and then I got hooked by all the people I met on the forums and seeing how skilled and dedicated people were, seeing new tournaments, clans and even whole game modes created and the game evolving every day.

I almost forgot about the game due to the level of school work I had from high school, but I remembered about this game just a few months ago out of the blue while thinking about something to play with people on another stream, and now I'm back to playing it like I used to do. Although now I actually focus on games over forums rather than vice versa. And yeah, technically speaking, this is by far the longest I've stuck with a particular game (around 6 and half years) which is amazing considering I rarely play games for more than like a year and switch often.
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 07:28:43


Deadman 
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Googled "online risk like game". Found the single player levels. Played the crazy level 200 times to get the damned gold star with 75%WR. Never looked back ever since!
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 10:38:04


linberson 
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Kongregate generation
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 11:38:23


Abraxicus
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Woah, someone who actually plays Rise of Nations in their childhood? I thought I was the only one. I used to play that all throughout elementary school, and it probably started my interest of history which would develop later on.

After that, I looked for games throughout the Internet, which ended up most of them being really bad, until I eventually found WarLight in Kongregate. That eased for a while until 2015, when I actually found the website. Haven't looked back since.

Also, I've started to see an actual well-built strategy game develop for mobile, and it evolves something similar to EU4.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppKzood12fbJhZClXfukFw
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 11:39:08


Belgian Gentleman
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I played the hacked version. I immediately fell in love in it. First It played for a few weeks, then I decided to visit the main site
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 11:48:16


Little-Mouse
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Found it in play store on my mobile. I think I stay here because of the good former app and a really nice community :)
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 12:51:18


Rufus 
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I was invited to play few games by my friend.
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 15:22:11


master of desaster 
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Rise of nations! Such a beautiful game. I played it and maybe it is the reason why i like round based strategy games. After all i searched for risk over google
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 15:40:01


Timinator • apex 
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armorgames
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 15:55:36

Aloy
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Summer and Silver. Awful people that got me addicted and then quit.
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/25/2018 17:27:31


Dullahan
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Like MoD I found it by searching for risk-like games on my school-issued crappy chromebook that blocks almost every game. As an autist, I find loopholes of course. I used my mega autism powers to bypass and figure out the password to the admin user and unblocked all of the games. God is great.




Naw, for real though, I became addicted to maps of any kind, geography, conquest, previous empires and the such (not history though). I have a short anecdote for my lack of knowledge of history; When I bought custom scenario, I made a 1939 diplo first. (I can't show the original one since it never started, but this one still has major errors: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=13781343 )
I just noticed abraxis was there too, and I used to say lel a lot. Oh boy, I miss those days. I can think we can all agree that real time was better during then, whether it was my autistic churning out of the same template over and over again, or it was someone/something else, it was than how it is today. R.I.P. Real Time. Anyway, I had a lot to learn about history (Doesn't mean I like it, I only like the shape/lands/empire of history, nothing else really, it just doesn't interest me much. I get that we're supposed to learn lessons from history, but I don't really need stories of old dudes that lived hundreds of years ago to have good morals.) Notice how germany doesn't own austria or czechia, and how poland isn't poland in 1939. <---autism speaking, I get obsessed with unconventional things such as dragons (when I was in elementary school), dinosaurs (when I was in middle school), and then in 8th grade I became obsessed with maps. I wanted to find a game that I could play that was like risk, and I found this. I've been playing ever since, and I churned out a fuckton of games during summer. Life was good. Back to school, real time is utter shite, not pointing fingers (hillary clinton, iriseyoufall, enderz), but it was probably because of certain players. I have steam, but no EU4, HoI, or any other games of that kind ((I don't have a job)). I love the community, I love the players, and I love this game.

Edited 2/25/2018 17:55:27
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/26/2018 00:30:15


TheRiverStyxie 
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Summer and Silver. Awful people that got me addicted and then quit.


I was dragged into warlight by Nauz, awful person that got me addicted and then keeps quitting and coming back :P
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/26/2018 00:37:47


│ [20] │MASTER│ Rikku │ I love my wife │ • apex │
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Searched for an risk like game and WarLIGHT appeared first in search results. Played single player for 2 days (MME from small earth looked massive) then migrated to MP open games.
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/26/2018 00:41:01


Wally Balls 
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Reddit. I built a similar game and in my thread, someone said people should play this instead.

I was annoyed at the time but now my game no longer exists and I'm still hooked on Warlight.
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/26/2018 00:45:13


XxX_SomeUser_XxX
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I really was just scrolling the appstore and found it. I was looking for something like risk the board game.
How did you all discover Warlight/Warzone?: 2/26/2018 03:31:33


Rogue NK
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Risk addict. Used to play 6 player ffa alone against myself in my room. I rolled all the dice and made all the decisions. I used to write out a whole bunch of risk strategies in a notebook and gave each strategy acronyms, diagrams, and multi-paragraph descriptions.

People started wondering what was wrong with me so my parents bought me this risk disc that was supposed to let you play risk online against real people. I could never get it to work though because farmers aren't good at the Internets.

A few years later I found the disc and it reminded me all the good times I had alone in my room. So I typed "online risk" into google and eventually found warlight.

Edited 2/26/2018 03:32:05
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