State of the Nations: January 2016


Big Huge Games
Jul 24, 2015
Happy New Year, Leaders! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season.

DomiNations had a great year in 2015 with several accomplishments, most notably the addition of World War. We are very happy with the launch of World War, and are looking forward to working on new features and improvements. We’ve been reading all of your suggestions and have seen some great ones. Keep them coming!

To start off 2016 right, we have a lot of updates that we’ve brought to the game in 3.1, the biggest of which is an integrated event system! This system will allow for us to run events more frequently. Stay tuned for updates on the first new event that I’m quite excited for!

We’ve also added a new general: Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc is considered a heroine of France for her help during the Hundred Years’ War to take back the crown from the English. I think she’s a great addition to our lineup of Generals!

Additionally, every technology at the Library now has a 4th chapter! That means there are 32 new technologies for players to research. Some highlights of what can be unlocked include: +1 Tower limit, +15 seconds to the battle timer, and a Tactics Blessing that speeds up the training of War Tactics.

The team has also been working hard on fixing bugs that you have reported as well as working on some balance issues. These are a few of the big ones I want to call out:
  • Buildings in the Layout Editor will no longer be able to stack on existing buildings.
  • In World War, the average destruction is now calculated to the exact decimal place when determining a winner in the event of a tie.
  • We’ve worked on the War Report so that it will update more reliably on slow connections, attacks will now appear in the correct order, and we added scroll bars.
  • Fixed a bug that caused active Generals to be unavailable in battle.
  • Donation limits have been increased by 3 for the first level of the Alliance Gate
  • The Command Post now stores 500/1k/2k/3.5k/6.5k/12k oil for levels 1-6 (was 0/0/0/0/6.5k/12k)
  • Finally, in response to player feedback, the default troop selection when entering a battle will be your first available ground troop. Previously, airplanes would be the default selection (if you had them), which could result in accidental deployments.
  • We’ve also implemented several security improvements along with a list of other fixes and features that you can read about in the 3.1 patch notes post in the Forums .
I’d like to also revisit our progress on handling hacker/cheater reports. To date we’ve banned tens of thousands of players with the help of your reports. We also recently came across a player who had found a way to duplicate their account. This player and their accounts have been removed from the game. Please continue to send in your reports through our CS team who are able to gather all of the information to pass onto our internal team for investigation.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of DomiNations! We love the community that has grown up around our game and hope to continue to help foster and grow the game and community in the future!
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Nathan Win

Approved user
Apr 13, 2015
Thanks for the update. Please focus more on improving your security and banning the cheaters for 2016, and adding replay and war ranking in WW. Game will be much better :)


Approved user
Apr 25, 2015
Nice to hear from you! Two months in a row! :p Great additions in this update and nice to hear the continued work on cheaters (if you hadn't said anything this time I think all hell would break loose on these forums!). Love the game and appreciate the concerted effort, keep it up!
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Approved user
Jun 26, 2015
Thank you for the update. It's nice to see so many improvements. Replay in war would be very helpful. It would also be nice to have a bulletin board in the alliance to post announcements and alliance rules.


Approved user
Aug 26, 2015
Great update! Very excited about the new library research, Joan of Arc, and everything else you listed!

I hope that you will add replays to wars soon. It would be great to see how everyone fared!


Approved user
Aug 4, 2015
Thank you for the work that has been done and looking forward to the future of DomiNations!


Approved user
Apr 30, 2015
Good stuff!
Wait, Chapter four in libraries...?
*is in the gunpowder age*
I better get cracking. Hope the global age comes out soon with a game changer!


Approved user
Oct 22, 2015
I know youre stating that youre doing things about cheating....but from the experience of someone in the ~2000 medal range this just doesnt seem to be the case. 50% of the bases I see are hacked max IA bases. Every new feature and improvement you roll out they will automatically have because of limitless crowns and resources, making the problem of cheaters even worse since they will grow much more powerful. The clear cheaters that Ive reported from wars have had hand slaps and are back in action within a day or two, and that is best case....many are simply ignored. It is the single thing preventing myself and others from spending on this game. If you cannot do a better job addressing this, much better than what you've stated has already been done, it will inevitably be the end of this game.

By the way, the update is fun. Its just overshadowed by cheating, and the newness of it wears off quickly once you do battle searches and have wars against blatant cheaters.


Approved user
Aug 29, 2015
Why you needed our feedback to see that replays in war is a good idea is beyond me. This should have been immediately obvious without player feedback. But we all know the real reason replay isn't included is that you can't figure out how to get replay to play back what actually happened. Just tell us the truth, not lies.

But besides that, I like the update. Just keep working on cheaters, that's the #1 issue for this game.