The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men is a full-conversion & fully modfoldered modification for Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion 1.6. Inspired solely by the written works of J.R.R. Tolkien, it seeks to reflect both the spirit and lore of Middle-earth as Tolkien saw it. The Dominion of Men is fully stable, feature-rich, innovative, thoroughly balanced, and conforms to the highest standards of both graphical and coding quality.

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Feb 28 2014 Anchor

Discuss away on The New Shadow here.

Oct 21 2014 Anchor

I am curious about the archers in the game. In vanilla Rome archers generally have 30 shots and some horse archers sometimes have 40. Why was the arrow total for all archers in the game reduced to 24? I sometimes run out of ammo before running out of desirable targets (other archers, wains, armor piercing axemen who are lightly armored, etc) while playing the RK.

Oct 21 2014 Anchor

I suppose it is because archers are more powerful in this mod, and it is a way to balance it.

Oct 28 2014 Anchor

In the Dominion of Men I read where family members will be penalized for exterminating a population when taking an enemy city. Will it be more severe than the simple "orc trait" accumulated in the New Shadow? I have found that some of my family members on campaign get some negative traits which depress their influence so the orc trait did not seem to matter as much - slaughtering a city did wonders for public order because of the reduced squalor compared to a few measly influence marks. Also, I tended to send the grey bearded family members against those targets. I figured they would only die soon anyway so, who cares? I am wondering if my strategy on how to handle that needs to be changed.

Oct 28 2014 Anchor

Well, I haven't exterminated any cities yet, so I suppose I'll have to try in order to see what the effects are.

Oct 29 2014 Anchor

Maybe extermination is not needed for the "good guys" which would be a welcome change from Vanilla Rome. When I first played Rome Total War I found out the hard way that extermination was usually the only way to go, which I found annoying. I would like to give the unfortunate civilians a chance to behave themselves before wiping them out, unless they are orcs. At that point, I would want to wipe them out.

Oct 29 2014 Anchor

Well, managing cities properly has become much harder in DoM, that's for sure.

I've tested exterminating cities and it seems the 'Orc-like' trait has been removed.

Edited by: FeánaroTWC

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