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by Morlic
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design
Replies: 52
Views: 1455

Re: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design

Then you would add a single fuel tank which has a negligible base cost of 1 PP...
by Morlic
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Reducing planet's population upon conquest
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Reducing planet's population upon conquest

The numbers were chosen so the population after conquest will be only slightly higher than colonization, could cap at a certain minimum value (say, 3) to reduce impact of multiple captures and/or add tech to mitigate parts of the effect. Also note that scorched earth tactics are already readily avai...
by Morlic
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Reducing planet's population upon conquest
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Reducing planet's population upon conquest

Relevant PR: https://github.com/freeorion/freeorion/pull/2281 Invading enemy or native planets seems way too strong compared to peaceful expansion. Besides getting possibly a new species or weakening your enemy, conquering a planet will keep the current population alive - compared to early game 1 po...
by Morlic
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a 1 month old player
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Questions from a 1 month old player

3) Lag - wow, waiting for 1-2 minutes for a turn is not so good. Only happens when lots of ships from what I can see. Currently 4 AI's and myself with 150 systems. However at the moment I have all the ships, most systems (See attached), and I have to wait for AI's (green ticks) and there currently ...
by Morlic
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design
Replies: 52
Views: 1455

Re: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design

Then people would use a small hull or similar instead for the same purpose which costs trivially more.
by Morlic
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design
Replies: 52
Views: 1455

Re: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design

I'll acknowledge that the issue does kind of go both ways, troop ships could act as fodder to protect armed ships Which would at least be reduced if we increased troop pod price to be close to weapon cost and increase the capacity in return. This would also open up more interesting troop designs th...
by Morlic
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Combat Preferred Targetting
Replies: 40
Views: 551

Re: Combat Preferred Targetting

Another option could be to use a set of policy cards which define the empire's military doctrine and subsequently target priority. You could fine-grain the policies (a fighter policy, a short range policy, a flak policy, a planetary defense policy etc.) or only have a single slot which defines the s...
by Morlic
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design
Replies: 52
Views: 1455

Re: Comsat/planetary defenses re-design

Honestly, in late game, building decoys is pretty much always an efficient strategy for all-out warfare considering you have and are facing a reasonably sized fleet. Consider building either a warship or M decoys for the same PP. Assuming you already have N warships of same type, the fleet strength ...
by Morlic
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Combat Preferred Targetting
Replies: 40
Views: 551

Re: Combat Preferred Targetting

I think fleet-based approaches are problematic: If I want to prioritize fighters with a part of the fleet and capital ships with another part of the fleet, then I would have to create 2 (or in general N) fleets. I will then have to make sure all these N fleets move synchronously through the galaxy m...
by Morlic
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Condition matching comsats
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Condition matching comsats

While it doesn't only affect decoy ships, a more robust approach could be to check if the ship is armed/has fighters... A fuel pod costs 1 PP and would circumvent the no-part approach.
by Morlic
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: (AI) More flaks and fighters!
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: (AI) More flaks and fighters!

I think our current fighter assessment code just isn't very good. When I wrote it, the fighter system was still in its early implementation stage and subject to constant changes and I probably had some misconceptions as well. Now that the dust has settled and we have some more experience regarding f...
by Morlic
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: Nerf Scylior a bit?
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Nerf Scylior a bit?

Scylior start on an medium instead of a large planet like all the other species (which probably should be documented somewhere). I agree that it's not enough to balance the species, though.
by Morlic
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: [patch] Interactive python console via chat
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: [patch] Interactive python console via chat

It must be activated by an AI config option:
allow_debug_chat=1

You may want to start freeorion using
--ai-config .\default\python\AI\ai_debug_config.ini
by Morlic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: FreeOrion Project
Topic: 0.4.8 roadmap
Replies: 92
Views: 4899

Re: 0.4.8 roadmap

The population effect priorities were changed while moving the meter growth stuff into FOCS effects. Was the changed order of effects intended / discussed somewhere? At the very least, the AI calculations are currently broken because of that. This is a pretty serious bug and must be addressed before...
by Morlic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: FreeOrion Project
Topic: 0.4.8 roadmap
Replies: 92
Views: 4899

Re: 0.4.8 roadmap

@Morlic, if you can please double check if you think I've missed something, or if it could be better phrased, or if you think we shouldn't bother mentioning some of this. I tried to keep an updated list of AI changes not related to refactoring / internal stuff during this cycle (probably not entire...