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by solrac776
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Serenity
Replies: 8
Views: 3124

@The Silent One: I concur. I got the same impression from the movie. It was still entertaining though.
by solrac776
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

Technically you could attach any size weapon to any sized ship. Yes, in games and in fiction you can technically attach anything to anything. But we don't want to destroy the user's sense of disbelief. It would be very hard to convince someone that you can attach to a ship something that's twice as...
by solrac776
Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: ship technology
Replies: 92
Views: 12773

utilae wrote:To elabourate, a reasonable level of ship design with a good and simple user interface.
I second that. My admiration to the person who does it though.
by solrac776
Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

Such hull-strength-weapon matching would be great with parallel research. (ie. you can only put Level 4 weapons on Level 4 (or higher) hull designs) But expanding this discussion logically, you would have to factor in from where that tiny ship would be drawing the power in order to be able to fire a...
by solrac776
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

utilae wrote: That's exactly what I want. And it is how I was wanting it to work.
Then we're in agreement. Pardon my re-stating your intentions.
by solrac776
Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

*cost* efficiency. That's where you lost me. The previous post reads as your promoting small ships that were inefficient in battle. By inefficient, I meant cost inefficient. "Inefficient" does not mean slow by default, though it could be if you specified "time inefficient", but this is not, in my m...
by solrac776
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

My plan / suggestion for FO is to make small and medium ships very inefficient at fighting other ships, specifically so that nobody will build a lot of small and medium ships to fight other ships (regardless of those other ships' size(s)). (cost) efficiency has nothing to do with how long the battl...
by solrac776
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

All you do in total war is fight other units, however. My plan / suggestion for FO is to make small and medium ships very inefficient at fighting other ships, specifically so that nobody will build a lot of small and medium ships to fight other ships (regardless of those other ships' size(s)). I de...
by solrac776
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Rare corners of the Earth
Replies: 17
Views: 4115

Isn't that just a bit too complicated? We might think that this is a great idea, but would enough players care for it to make it worthwhlie to implement? And if you colonize a planet and you discover one of these specials, do you get to change your mind and colonize somewhere else if you don't like ...
by solrac776
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

Please don't reply about ship design systems in this thread. Make or find another thread if you want to discuss it in depth separately from the size issue. Marhawkman was just giving an example, Geoff, to try and give the clarification that you asked for. There was no need to be so critical. That w...
by solrac776
Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Rare corners of the Earth
Replies: 17
Views: 4115

Wouldn't having it on a planet-scale be too small for a 4X game? Maybe it should be distant corners of the galaxy? But then we're really just talking about finding planet specials. I think that a planet-scale special would make more sense if we had the player's actively exploring the surface of indi...
by solrac776
Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: No wonders, just places
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Or like the orichalcum that is in so many Atlantis myths. To run the Atlantis tech, you need to have a source of orichalcum, which (it just so happens) you can only get at Atlantis. So we'd have a unique resource that opens up new paths for technology, but that once lost makes that researched techno...
by solrac776
Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

I like the element of surprise that would add. Your opponent's frigates take heavy fire flanking your main fleet just to discover the ship they're trying to take out is a carrier. :lol: At which point the main fleet breaks off and lets the fighters finish them. :P I like the idea of having the Doom...
by solrac776
Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Are Ginormous Ships Necessary?
Replies: 140
Views: 20277

Please don't reply about ship design systems in this thread. Make or find another thread if you want to discuss it in depth separately from the size issue. Marhawkman was just giving an example, Geoff, to try and give the clarification that you asked for. There was no need to be so critical. Are we...
by solrac776
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: low poly space ship - Kangisha Durgha Class
Replies: 14
Views: 5292

At least here's my response pd: It looks awesome. I would love to see that ship and a similarly themed fleet in the game.