I just learned that sorceror King is shown today.
My first impression was that I thought I was watching Care Bears cartoon again after such a long time from the cartoony map/pictures. And I didn't like care bears. >.>
Edit: Now I understand why, the units look fine but, its the buildings,, its the buildings/cities that look like they're straight out of care bears.
Anyways, why do you have to die when you ally with sorceror king, that's quite.. boring. Unoriginal, and been done to death in games. How about, ya know, after you become sorceror king's ally you follow his orders to help him reach godhood. Now that's more fun. Because the game isn't over yet unless you're the last guy he made an alliance treaty with.
Another point about becoming sorceror king's ally.. you see in AOW3. I was playing with my friends, but then I got overpowered by one of my friends by alot of manticores. I was like ok I lose after losing a decisive battle. I work for you now. And so we made an alliance treaty together and attempted to eradicate all other remaining players together. I like this kind of fun. And more importantly, losers get to keep on playing longer and attempt to grief the opposing surviving players. Is far more entertaining from roleplaying point. And you get to address grievances onto players who failed to deliver you aid from manticore swarm forcing them to better sharp up their game for next time. (OR DID THEY JUST WANTED TO SEE YOU BURN?!)
So back to sorceror king, if he wants me to go explore something or scout something or kill something or simply smash a mana shard. I do it for him. Although spoils from exploring will need to be divided up, soldiers don't pay themselves! Because if I'm gonna lose, well, might as well have fun on my way out being a loyal minion.
Edit: And join the sorceror king in it's wars too!