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by Aussie Mick
Thu May 13, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Story
Topic: Decaying empire scenario
Replies: 0
Views: 1166

Decaying empire scenario

Optional scenario: A big space empire players being both provincial governors and "barbarian" races - both of whom want to revolt. Send out unauthorised probes and colonise and conquer to expand the wealth and power of your province. Try to make sure when the Emporer finds out you've been doing that...
by Aussie Mick
Thu May 13, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: minor/magnate civs?
Replies: 79
Views: 7941

Re:

Well, severall "major" nations on our good old earth tried to get rid of some minors. Didn't work that well. All former colonies are independent again, and some minors even found ways to hurt the majors badly. <snip> Well not quite all, the Cadigal band certainly haven't kicked the British Empire o...
by Aussie Mick
Thu May 13, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: minor/magnate civs?
Replies: 79
Views: 7941

Re:

Nightfish wrote:I wouldn't consider it enslaving, more like joining like the federation for star trek.
Sure it is, it's not like joining the Federation from Blake's 7 at all. Really it was entirely voluntary. Those 15 Starcruisers were just there to provide fireworks for the celebrations afterwards.
by Aussie Mick
Thu May 13, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: minor/magnate civs?
Replies: 79
Views: 7941

Re:

well, it's like in medieval total war, there are a couple civs you cannot control, and I wonder why...I want to be able to play as anyone in the game. It doesn't make sense to me that I can't. And like in Moo3 where you have some of the old races, but you can't play as them...why bother puting them...
by Aussie Mick
Thu May 13, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Diplomacy motivations.
Replies: 0
Views: 887

Diplomacy motivations.

What motivates NP races (and indeed races that players control)? A few initial suggestions on the motivations and what affects them: 1) Greed a) For planets, value based on ease of access, defensibility, suitability for colonization, bonuses and size. b) For tech, value based on cost to develop tech...
by Aussie Mick
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Story
Topic: Alternate Backstory (with an eye toward Gameplay)
Replies: 73
Views: 10163

Re: Alternate Backstory (with an eye toward Gameplay)

So, has there been any resolution to this thread about what the story will be? There's been no discussion outside this thread (that i know of). It's not top priority right now. Cognitive Limiters - a Precursor tech. .... Possible makers/destroyers of the CLs: ... Possible destroyers: .... So are yo...
by Aussie Mick
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Quick Issue: Colony Ships Population Source and Consumption
Replies: 78
Views: 60396

Re: Quick Issue: Colony Ships Population Source and Consumption

The population should be taken proportionately from the all the planets with the appropriate race. The effects on allegiance (if that's done by planet) should be averaged on the basis of population taken from each planet. I'm not sure that there is a need to be so realistic that colonist population...
by Aussie Mick
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Story
Topic: Alternate Backstory (with an eye toward Gameplay)
Replies: 73
Views: 10163

Re: Alternate Backstory (with an eye toward Gameplay)

Cognitive Limiters - a Precursor tech. Scientists and historians of all races have wondered why all races started to develop about the same time. With evolutionary histories millions of years long, why did the accents to sentience come so close together? With species history hundreds of thousands of...
by Aussie Mick
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Story
Topic: What is your favourite alien species and WHY?
Replies: 27
Views: 9750

Re: What is your favourite alien species and WHY?

Pierson's puppeteers from Larry Niven's Ringworld (and other works in the Known Space universe). Just the way they thought totally differently from humans but in a way humans can understand ("The majority is always sane!" "Herd animal" thought the human). Every solution they came up with was consist...
by Aussie Mick
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Quick Issue: Colony Ships Population Source and Consumption
Replies: 78
Views: 60396

Re: Quick Issue: Colony Ships Population Source and Consumption

No decision on how many, you fill up or you don't. Sure you still have to decide how to get their via an appropriate world but is that really so hard? You made it at A, you need to go to B, C or D to get the appropriate race, then you can go wherever. Making a colony ship for an alien race that isn...
by Aussie Mick
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: CreateSystem Effect
Replies: 2
Views: 524

CreateSystem Effect

"CreateSystem - similar to CreatePlanet and CreateBuilding, but for systems. "
Just to clarify has someone done a CreatePlanet? Because if they have they've done some of the work for CreateSystem and I don't want to clash with that.
by Aussie Mick
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Ground Combat!
Replies: 26
Views: 6870

Re: Ground Combat!

I like the idea of militia. I think it'd work very well with racial traits that modify it. (maybe traits that modify effectiveness of militia not the actual numbers?) Of course if your militia is TOO good it'll give people a reason to nuke your planets, but that would force them to recolonize the p...
by Aussie Mick
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: FreeOrion Project
Topic: Newcomers! What's confusing about Contributing to FreeOrion?
Replies: 50
Views: 8696

Re: Newcomers! Please describe what's confusing about FreeOrion

I've long realized that this is a hard project to get involved with. It takes some time to get up to speed so that you can contribute usefully. I had to do that several years ago. Part of this is inherent in the project -- there are a lot of details in even a simple 4X game. Part of this is the sta...
by Aussie Mick
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Story
Topic: Kla-Lak
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Kla-Lak

[Edit: sorry I realize I should have put this in the new races thread", I'm just sleepy now]. Introduction - Crustacean-like amnesiacs with a talent for zoo-keeping. Homeworld - A huge almost totally barren planet containing a huge interstellar zoo. A reason for leaving the home planet - To find out...
by Aussie Mick
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Quick Issue: Colony Ships Population Source and Consumption
Replies: 78
Views: 60396

Re: Quick Issue: Colony Ships Population Source and Consumption

The extra micromanagement would be in the picking how many colonists to add to a ship. If there has to be a pop up menu or some other option / setting to determine how many to put on the ship, it makes the ship building process more complicated. But the real major additional micromangement would co...