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Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:42 pm
by o01eg
Previous game suddenly was finished so I open thread about next game.

There next release will be soon and someone asks for testing game so I'm going to back to use weekly test builds.
Therefore, next game is planned next Wednesday, 8th April with test game planned with weekly test build at Tuesday, 7th April.

Also it requires to have #2688 and #2665 to be merged (should we also wait to fix #2799?).

Game changes:
  • Planet Density: High
  • Star count per player: 26
Currently there is 8 registered players and there still time to register:
o01eg
Oberlus
swaq
Hyperant
L29Ah
Magnate
ThinkSome
danyspin97
Should options and rules from previous game remain the same?

Edit: version of the server is 2020-04-05.aa122c8.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
by Oberlus
Sign me in.

Currently I'm upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 and I expect problems (why the fuck there is no cmake by default in that distro?) but I can rely on Windows as long as compilation is not needed.

Regarding options:

Can we have high density planets?

Will diplomacy be enabled? (Please, yes, the no diplomacy game was rather diplomatic, even with planet "gifting", just with the nuissance of no diplomacy mechanics).
If so, in case of 2 fixed teams I vote for disc/box shapes, if no fixed teams then ring is OK.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:44 pm
by o01eg
Oberlus wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Currently I'm upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 and I expect problems (why the fuck there is no cmake by default in that distro?) but I can rely on Windows as long as compilation is not needed.
I upgraded freeorion VPS on ssh without known issues. But it's a server without GUI and DE.
Oberlus wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Can we have high density planets?
Yes.
Oberlus wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Will diplomacy be enabled? (Please, yes, the no diplomacy game was rather diplomatic, even with planet "gifting", just with the nuissance of no diplomacy mechanics).
If so, in case of 2 fixed teams I vote for disc/box shapes, if no fixed teams then ring is OK.
I hope we'll get even count of the players because it was amount of time after single team game.

In case of regular play without teams should single player victory enabled?

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:56 pm
by swaq
I would like to participate again as well. I would like to see more systems per player this game. There were already border disputes taking place within the first 10 turns of the last game.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:09 pm
by Oberlus
Another thing, IIRC, I had the impression that the empires were spatially arranged in the same order of their names, more evidently in the ring galaxy shape.
If that is true, can we avoid it?

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:06 am
by Hyperant
Hello I'm here for another round of being the chronicles publisher.

High planet density sounds interesting

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:18 pm
by Ophiuchus
Oberlus wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Please, yes, the no diplomacy game was rather diplomatic, even with planet "gifting", just with the nuissance of no diplomacy mechanics
Well, cooperation was highly limited. Mainly you could not unify fleets. There was one funny instance where i tried to help L29Ah locking out swat from our cluster. I sent bubbles as chaff support. That worked because swat had higher detection and L29Ah could not detect them. :lol:

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:52 pm
by Oberlus
o01eg wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Should options and rules from previous game remain the same?
Could you post all the options? (at least the ones that are known before we find out who will play this time)
  • Systems per player: 22
  • Galaxy shape: Ring?
  • Galaxy age: Mature
  • Starlane frequency: Medium?
  • Planet density: High
  • Specials frequency: Low?
  • Monsters frequency: Low?
  • Native frequency: Low?
  • Diplomacy: enabled/disabled/fixed teams
  • Maximum X players can claim victory.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:54 pm
by Oberlus
For this or another game. What do you all think about choosing the species beforehand? Publicly, I guess.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:12 am
by o01eg
Oberlus wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:52 pm
o01eg wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Should options and rules from previous game remain the same?
Could you post all the options? (at least the ones that are known before we find out who will play this time)
Rules and galaxy settings from previous game:
  • Monsters frequency: Low
  • Native frequency: Low
  • Specials frequency: Low
  • Galaxy shape: Ring
  • Galaxy seed: Ramdom
  • Systems per player: 20
  • Enable Super-Tester Takeover: 0
  • Max human player winners: 1
  • Only allied players win: 1
  • Allow Conceding: 1
  • Maximum Colonies When Conceding: 9999
  • Show detailed empires data: 1
  • Use part-based upkeep: 1
  • Hull Cost Scaling: 0.5
  • Part Cost Scaling: 0.5
  • Building Cost Scaling: 0.5
  • Tech Cost Scaling: 1.0
  • Allowed diplomacy: All Forbidden
  • Drydocks and Fleet Field Repair repair allied ships: 1
All other settings are default.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:15 am
by o01eg
Oberlus wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:54 pm
For this or another game. What do you all think about choosing the species beforehand? Publicly, I guess.
The server supports to assign starting species.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:57 am
by Oberlus
The Arc Disruptor (formerly Gamma Burst Slingshot) has been merged into master. I think it is not in this week's weekly test build but will be in the next one.
The KISS hard targetting PR#2665 needs rebase to be merged.

I can't wait until next Tuesday!!!

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
by Oberlus
Great! L29Ah has signed in. I hope we can get one more player for even number.

Ophiuchus maybe?

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:07 pm
by L29Ah
I would prefer the species to remain random.

Re: Ninth game on the multiplayer slow game server

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:34 pm
by Oberlus
L29Ah wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:07 pm
I would prefer the species to remain random.
Settled.