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by ovarwa
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Revisiting Upkeep
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Revisiting Upkeep

I am so sorry your dog died.
by ovarwa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Reinforced Hull redesign
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Reinforced Hull redesign

Hi, A weapon part of cost 20 PPs, 3 shots per 20 damage per shot, that can target fighters and ships, unlocked at start. Hmmm, interesting. :lol: I think a more interesting and less broken mechanic might be a weapon that insta-kills some number of ships with 9 or less hitpoints remaining but does ze...
by ovarwa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Revisiting Upkeep
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Revisiting Upkeep

Hi, Specifically, I mean revisiting the idea that it is even a desirable mechanic. FO inherits this from Moo, which inherits it from Civ. But Civ is (in theory) supposed to be about building and maintaining a civilization rather than conquering everything. Cash is an important resource, necessary fo...
by ovarwa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Reinforced Hull redesign
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Reinforced Hull redesign

Hi, Hi, If Flak Guns were given a damage of, say, 20 per shot, but could only target fighters and comsats (ships without weapons, troops, colonizers or outposts), that might ameliorate various problems, including the interaction of Reinforced Hull and Comsats. Just saying. Anyway, Ken So what happen...
by ovarwa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

And a space elevator on strategic world can help with supply when you finally want some. I tried them with 049 this evening, and the new fuel rules definitely make them harder to play. My ships were almost never in supply, even in my own systems, so slow refueling was needed after 2-4 hops. I was ab...
by ovarwa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Reinforced Hull redesign
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Reinforced Hull redesign

Hi,

If Flak Guns were given a damage of, say, 20 per shot, but could only target fighters and comsats (ships without weapons, troops, colonizers or outposts), that might ameliorate various problems, including the interaction of Reinforced Hull and Comsats.

Just saying.

Anyway,

Ken
by ovarwa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Hi, Another point about the Sly is that they can postpone the green population techs more easily than other factions, because it will be a long time before they can colonize anything other than a gas giant. These techs are admittedly cheap, but only really boost the homeworld in the early game. Stil...
by ovarwa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Oberlus wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:09 am
ovarwa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:21 pm
IA
What's IA?
Oops, Adaptive Automation.
by ovarwa
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Hi, I played several time Sly and I think they are to weak. You can't go on technology - bad researcher It's hard to get new colonys - you can't use outpost ship to colonize because of very bad supply You can't conquer alien races, because of bad offensive troops and luck of fuel So how to start? Al...
by ovarwa
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Oberlus wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Some AIs seem actually maniacal.
:D

Yes, that's how I set them all.
by ovarwa
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Hi, I notice that the SG hull has lost an external slot. It remains a great ship, so the change is a good one. The Scattered Asteroid Hull seems to have lost some external slots, however, and I don't see why it needed to be nerfed. Some AI fun: I'm accumulating a big fleet next to an AI system, and ...
by ovarwa
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Reinforced Hull redesign
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Reinforced Hull redesign

Hi, Assigning a flat value rather than a percentage does help smaller hulls proportionally more, and maybe that's a good thing. The organic line struggles if stealth is not considered (and it shouldn't be since it is acknowledged to be in need of an overhaul), and that +5 is helpful, since base stru...
by ovarwa
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Hi, AI likes to build ships with 2 Interceptor Hangers and 1 Launch Bay, which doesn't make so much sense, since the second wave will only attack on round 3, and only attack Interceptors, which means that they do very little other than act as chaff, Being chaff shielding your ships is actually the m...
by ovarwa
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Hi, Config does not remember that I want to start in fullscreen. Are you on Windows? If so, that's working as intended; the fullscreen flag is not storable and you can instead pass -f when running freeorion.exe or add it to the shortcut or start menu link. Good to know, thanks. (Indeed, on Windows.)...
by ovarwa
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: 0.4.9 thoughts after an evening

Hi, Forgot these: Ancient ruins can still start the game unguarded. Fix ought to be to check and then either add a monster or remove the ruins. Conquering a planet with ancient ruins upon which xeno resurrection has already been done does not provide you with an alien species to resurrect, but the t...