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BattleMaster is a combination of strategy and RPG. Middle-age fantasy game with lords and nobles. This is not your everyday grinding text based game. The core element of this game is interacting with other players. Does not require too much time investment. Regular updates and active game moderation keep the game fresh.
(38 votes, average: 4.21 out of 5)
7 comments on “BattleMaster”
Is one of those games where the devs also play. If you do things they don't like.. don't mean the obvious bad things, but for instance as ruler of a realm you are responsible for its player's entertainment, whether constant role-playing or making wars with other realms so that there is no stagnation.
where the coded game entertainment fails you have to create it or else the devs can sack you, take all your titles away etc. for whichever reason. like the real world, power corrupts. If you can stay off their radar, you can have some decent gaming, playing how 'you' like. Those initial old reviews you see most of the time, most dont play too long..
The 5minute quick-play thing is a lie as you need to invest ‘much’ more time to really achieve anything: see its a social game where having many friends is often required for progression of your career in-game to be for instance voted/appointed into some positions. So socializing and activity levels is key to keep those bonds alive. 5mins wont really do.
here's a good example of developer bullying players. if this sounds like the game for you where devs push players around to play certain ways. then enjoy or stay the hell away rather and spare you extra frustration in the world with the covid pandemic going on and affecting people's normal lives. devs of this game is utter careless monsters.
Admin Response (developer) and Notice to Ruler (player)
message to everyone in (guildname)
OOC (to player)
How can you say the island will become stagnant? Most of the island is stagnant. There really is no reason for any of us to war with one another and no one realm has the numbers to take anymore regions and be able to hold them.
This quote recently came to our attention and is entirely inappropriate from a ruler for several reasons.
(playername) expressed concerns about stagnation being caused by limited diplomatic options for conflict, in a climate that's already struggled with stagnation. Responding to his concerns—or any player's concerns—dismissively, by stating that the island is already stagnant and there's no reason to go to war anyway, is unacceptable behaviour from a fellow player, let alone a fellow ruler.
It's very disappointing to see a ruler recognize an island is stagnant and then declare there is no reason to war. It is your responsibility as a government player to foster fun. If there is no reason for war, you invent reasons. You, the player, are perfectly capable of coming up with storylines and agendas for your character and realm to pursue. As a government player, this is your responsibility for your realm and the island as a whole.
If you see stagnation, it is your responsibility to do something to address it, much like (char's) player and others did to found the (guild). A player has no business being a ruler if they do not think there is any reason for any realms to war one another, especially on account of not being able to expand territorially. There are endless reasons to war beyond territorial expansion. Not being able to take more regions is no reason to not go to war.
(player), we would like to give you 2 weeks to demonstrate you understand your responsibility in this matter and have made actions to address the island's stagnant lack of conflicts. In 2 weeks' time we will revisit the matter to see if you have followed through upon this.
followed by players (and not just the one targeted by dev) doing this:
(reallifegameplayer name), the player of (character), has paused her for an indefinite period.
Playername has deleted the character (name).
As you can see, the game's popularity is skyrocketing as a result with longstanding players leaving.
(wish there was some edit button to these reviews so one dont have to post a whole new message to add a bit of information..)
Something to keep in mind though, its one of those games where the developers play too. Play a way they don't like and you can find your account locked and positions you achieved simply deleted, things like that. So keep it in mind before you invest your time on this.
The 5minute quick-play thing is a lie as you need to invest 'much' more time to really achieve anything: see its a social game where having many friends is often required for progression of your career in-game to be for instance voted/appointed into some positions. So socializing and activity levels is key to keep those bonds alive. 5mins wont really do.
admin, pls delete this one, as you can see i placed a better review having organised thought more. Thanks.
I checked out this game a few months ago and wasn't quite too sure what to expect. The site said, "Team based", and it was exactly that, however not in the way I expected.
What I thought was that you just followed the leader and that was it... But... Then I saw these factions within my "realm" (realms are like countries). There were giant political battles, plenty of disagreement and overall, a lot more than I had originally thought.
The word "team based" didn't mean you had to always follow someone else, you just had to make people follow YOU. I started underground movements, sent assassins, and eventually replaced my entire government, manipulating everything like I was some sort of evil mastermind.
The most interesting thing was, these weren't computers I was competing against or cooperating with, these were REAL people with their political believes and cultures, almost like a real life society!
Sure, at first it was slow, some of my realms, I thought everyone was dead, but I realized that you couldn't base the entire game on just being in one place, because the power chain is so differently constructed throughout different places. The battle feature is very complex as well, so simple, yet so complex.
The game is just text, but there's so many things I have yet to learn.
I briefly checked it out (on front page). Insisting on allied play is no fun for the solo mined like myself. Perhaps later in game it might be fun..
Member since 2008... This is a great slow low-fantasy political roleplaying game of epic proportions.
I suggested this game to NewRPG :)
When you first login, it may seem like one of those lame text rpgs where all you do is 'train' your men and fight and nothing else, but once you read the forums or the wiki or the game manual, you'll realize that this is a game like no other.
If you need help, you can find me in the East Continent in Vix Tramora or in Dwilight in Helyg Derwyddon.
Battlemaster is that game! Nothing else like it. One of the few games where you the player truly determine the story through your actions and interactions with other players.
Rich politics, huge social aspect, fun battles, and practically endless options.
If you're new to the game and need help, you can find me on Far East Island in the realms of Cathay and Coralynth, or on Dwilight in Luria Nova.