Sword of the Stars demo

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#91 Post by marhawkman » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:45 pm

From what i know of the previous races....

i'll guess that tunnel drive creates a wormhole for instant travel. but the number of turns it takes to open the wormhole is a function of distance.
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#92 Post by Moriarty » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:50 pm

utilae wrote:Ok, cool.

It is good that they are making a new race. Tunnel drive doesn't sound very unique though. I'd like to know more.

Maybe I could try this game when the expansion comes out.
True. But it can't be easy coming up with five different trans-stellar motion creation devices (i.e. star-drives) that all have to be balanced and work inside of the same game.


Personally I'm impressed by their patching - They're up to 1.2.2, but the most recent patch says "all known bugs fixed", which is quite a claim and one I suspect they don't say without some truth. Pls they've made a lot of smallish changes in the game too.

On the downside, it's a shame I'm not too keen on the gameplay. :(

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#93 Post by marhawkman » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:23 pm

Note: "KNOWN" :p makes me wonder how many they don't know about.
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#94 Post by Zanzibar » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:36 am

marhawkman wrote:Note: "KNOWN" :p makes me wonder how many they don't know about.
Actually as of 1.2.2 the game is very rock-solid and stable (even on vista), and most of the game play changes were added to further balance the races. I do rather like that each race has a unique style.
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#95 Post by marhawkman » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:24 am

hhmmmm so how does tunnel drive work?
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#96 Post by Daveybaby » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:16 am

marhawkman wrote:Note: "KNOWN" :p makes me wonder how many they don't know about.
As we know, There are known knowns.
These are bugs we know we know about.

We also know there are known unknowns.
That is to say we know there are some bugs we do not know about.

But there are also unknown unknowns,
the bugs we don't know we don't know about.

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#97 Post by utilae » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:53 am

Oh Dear

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#98 Post by marhawkman » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:31 pm

Cheesy but funny. :D
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#99 Post by Zanzibar » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:31 am

marhawkman wrote:hhmmmm so how does tunnel drive work?
If you would like to know how game mechanics like this work, I would suggest reading the official sword of the stars forums. There are several developer's interviews, FAQs, etc... that explain all this.... Or, alternatively... you could read the SotS Wiki.
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#100 Post by Moriarty » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:54 am

marhawkman wrote:Note: "KNOWN" :p makes me wonder how many they don't know about.
I did note it - but having reported several bugs on their forums, it strikes me as likely that any un-known and thus un-resolved bugs must be very rarely enountered or very obscure. ;)

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#101 Post by Zanzibar » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:52 am

Yeah, the devs of this game are very active with thier board community, update the game fairly regularly, and squash most bugs within a reasonable amount of time. Heck, they just released the expansion, and about a month later should have a full content update ready that fixes the new bugs, and adds extra content (when they patch the game, they don't just fix bugs...) I really like the way kerberos does business :)
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#102 Post by Zanzibar » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:46 am

Recently announced... expansion 2 with the cryptic acronym AMOC for the SotS game.
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#103 Post by Strategyman » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:06 pm

ya i tried out the demo and loved the game on my tutorial also i think TARKAS PWN! And i'm going to buy the game soon and eventually get the expansion.
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#104 Post by MikkoM » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:36 pm

Zanzibar wrote:The expansions definitely add elements the original game was lacking like trade and diplomacy... that's for sure!
I would like to know, what kind of diplomatic options Sword of the Stars with its expansions currently offer? The game seems quite interesting, but it would be nice to have at least some diplomatic options to balance the combat side of the game.

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#105 Post by Zanzibar » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:20 pm

MikkoM wrote:
Zanzibar wrote:The expansions definitely add elements the original game was lacking like trade and diplomacy... that's for sure!
I would like to know, what kind of diplomatic options Sword of the Stars with its expansions currently offer? The game seems quite interesting, but it would be nice to have at least some diplomatic options to balance the combat side of the game.
Currently as of version 1.6.6b (mini-expansion Argos Naval Yard + possible update coming june 17th no later than), diplomacy is pretty simple... I like you, attack here, defend there, I hate you, etc... There are 4 levels of empire interaction... war, ceasefire (We won't shoot at each other at neutral planets, but we will still blow you up if you visit a colony), non-agression, and alliance. The game recognizes allied victory, so you don't have to break up you alliance to win (vanilla SotS this was the case). There is no galactic senate, there are no galactic "laws". Each race views the other races differently, and tends to react negatively or positively to different stimuli. For example, Liir would prefer if you didn't fight at all (not even your enemies!!), but tarka like you to have big fleets and shows of force. A demo that has most of the features of diplomacy that were added in Born of Blood can be found here.
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