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by Kharagh
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Von Neumann machines.../ universal constructors..
Replies: 15
Views: 2980

Re: Von Neumann machines.../ universal constructors..

To balance this tech we could add a chance for a rebellion of the von neumann machines. The more and the longer you use the tech, the higher the chance of loosing control over the machines. You would either face an AI rebellion like in the terminater series where an AI really tries to take over your...
by Kharagh
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Story
Topic: Alternate Backstory (with an eye toward Gameplay)
Replies: 73
Views: 9337

Re: Alternate Backstory (with an eye toward Gameplay)

I like this idea a lot, as it will make exploring the galaxy much more eventful and exciting. Finding ancient and superior tech or an abondoned colony of a mysterious race will add a lot of mystery and flavour to the game. It also gives a good reason why all races start at roughly the same level and...
by Kharagh
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: [[Concept]] Ships for Species: Chato'matou'Gormoshk
Replies: 51
Views: 7161

Re: [[Concept]] Ships for Species: Chato'matou'Gormoshk

shrinkshooter, I really like your fighter designs Especially the crystal array is a great idea. IMHO fighter 1 would look best with the octagonal or the asymmetrical engine. They are the most crystalline looking and I thing they fit best to the array. Fighter 2 looks great, too. Here I like the beam...
by Kharagh
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: [[Concept]] Ships for Species: Chato'matou'Gormoshk
Replies: 51
Views: 7161

Re: [[Concept]] Ships for Species: Chato'matou'Gormoshk

And according to his profile Kharagh hasn't been around since Fri Apr 27, 2007. After almost a year I doubt I can contact him anyway even if I needed to. Hey guys, as you can see I am still around. :) Unfortunately I have not had very much free time on my hands during the last months so I have not ...
by Kharagh
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Space Combat: Preliminaries
Replies: 48
Views: 20284

The system used in Moo2 comes to mind with a single bar for armor and one divided bar for systems and structure. We could easily devide the armor bar into weapons/armor. So we would have two bars, each divided in the middle. I always found this system fairly readable. If we have shield facings then ...
by Kharagh
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Ships: Ship Design System
Replies: 49
Views: 18383

I have a differrent system I would like to propose, it is a mix of the list and the slot system. IMO we should split the design system into two parts. The space available inside a ship and the space available on its hull . What I propose is to use a slot system for the space on the hull of a ship. S...
by Kharagh
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Ships: Roles
Replies: 73
Views: 23955

Why should we have fixed ship roles at all? What will it accomplish save from restricting the player and forcing him to build the same ships every time he plays? With fixed roles all we will ever see will be a carrier in a carrier hull with all the space cramped with fighters or a SR ship in an SR h...
by Kharagh
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Ships: Roles
Replies: 73
Views: 23955

eleazar, you are right about the impossibly high number of differrent hulls the artists would have to create. We should try to keep the number of hulls we have to create at a reasonable level. To do this I propose the following: We will have about 5 sizes of hulls We will have an as yet unspecified ...
by Kharagh
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Redistribution & Blockades: a simple solution
Replies: 53
Views: 11063

I like solidcordon's proposal. It adds a lot more flavor to the game, as it makes the galaxy much more alive, especially the part about pirates becoming an independent empire. Just because the game is a space opera doesn't mean it has to be unrealistic. KISS is nice and good, but IMHO this feature a...
by Kharagh
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Star Wolves 2 Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 3805

I played Star Wolves (the original) and I think it is an awesome game. It's a mixture between an rpg and rts space combat (with the option to pause at any time). I haven't played the Star Wolves 2 demo yet, but I think the game will be even better, as you will have much more freedom than you had in ...
by Kharagh
Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is the better Sci Fi Show?
Replies: 27
Views: 5503

I like Babylon 5 (not Crusade) a lot and Stargate is also good, but the best show out there is definitely FIREFLY.

No other show has such great Characters, so much humour and draws you into its world like Firefly does.
It may not be the typical SciFi show, but its my favourite nontheless.
by Kharagh
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Sword of the Stars demo
Replies: 108
Views: 30609

There's a round button to exit the research screen? I keep wondering how to exit the research screen when you've zoomed in all the way. The silly thing is that you have to zoom in all the way to see what the tech is. But zooming out is too slow and is the only way to exit the screen. You can double...
by Kharagh
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Sword of the Stars demo
Replies: 108
Views: 30609

You can change the focus by doubleclicking the middle mouse button on a ship or a planet, both friendly and hostile :)
by Kharagh
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Sword of the Stars demo
Replies: 108
Views: 30609

Hi, I tried the demo this weekend with 2 friends of mine for a few hours. I liked what I saw quite a lot, although it has some negative aspekts, also. I'll try to sum up the features that I noticed, but as I said, I didn't play it for that long. Economy: There is an empire-wide Research-Savings slid...
by Kharagh
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you play MOO..?
Replies: 16
Views: 3699

For me I think what I like most about moo style games is the advancement of the race I am playing from a primitve spacefaring race using fusion drives to a galaxywide space empire connected by star gates. So I will select Techtree, although this option does not really encompass everything I would li...