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by MisterMerf
Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Space Combat (madness)
Replies: 209
Views: 22047

I intend to post a comprehensive comparison of a number of things that have come under discussion here. If one of you invalidates everything I'm brewing up, I'll be very displeased ^_- In any case, I intend to be *somewhat* objective and I'm going to post my judging criteria here. Please comment on ...
by MisterMerf
Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Ship Building HOI style
Replies: 203
Views: 15458

All hull sizes should have a preset pp/turn that increase as the hull gets bigger. Hull 1 takes 5 turns, hull 2 takes 8, hull three takes 12 and on up to the biggest size. This can only be reduced by refining the building techniques. This is done either by having to research improvements to shipyar...
by MisterMerf
Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Ship Building HOI style
Replies: 203
Views: 15458

I'd rather say that when a a refinement is researched it's applied to a master template for the ship part. It would make the database more compact as well (for saved games) since we'd probably only have to store hitpoints, a design ID, and a location for ships (instead of a complete layout of it's ...
by MisterMerf
Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Uplift
Replies: 44
Views: 7747

I'm a huge fan of the Uplift novels as well. I'd like to see this develop and have somewhat more tangible benefits than some diplomatic bonuses and just being really cool =) Maybe the uplifted race can get its own AI empire and start expanding like mad (they might need some special mechanism, since ...
by MisterMerf
Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Tech Categories List
Replies: 114
Views: 64019

While the above post isn't too original in thought, I wanted to say explicitly to see if there was general agreement. I have another suggestion about tech methodologies that might also influence category selection. A number of posts have pointed out real-life "cross-pollination" between scientific d...
by MisterMerf
Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Tech Categories List
Replies: 114
Views: 64019

Okay, I'm a little fried from trying to go over this entire discussion in an hour, BUT I want to throw something in. (No, it's not a new list of categories =] ) I propose a criterion by which the categories be refined. The most important thing is to remember why we want categories in the first place...
by MisterMerf
Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Atari shut you guys down?
Replies: 14
Views: 3124

Indeed, Orion is a starname. And FO bears only a token resemblance to any moo game. If the game police show up, we simple change the name. Taking the quote at face value, I must respond with "Whoa! Do you really mean that?" Having just discovered Free Orion, in connection with M003, it looks like e...