RC 0.4.8 + PR 2168 so far so good

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Oberlus
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RC 0.4.8 + PR 2168 so far so good

#1 Post by Oberlus » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:06 pm

Finished my fourth game. I see nothing weird to report. A combination of two (non-allied) AIs pwned my ass last game (I was human). I'd swear there's AI improvement here.
Sly are playable, Trith are less balanced than Sly right now and have been like that since long ago (pre-0.4.7?) so I think there are no real concerns regarding balance for 0.4.8.

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Re: RC 0.4.8 + PR 2168 so far so good

#2 Post by playerxxcc » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:16 am

played some games and i did not found anything weird, only sound still not working for xp users, but that is minor problem. only thing i miss, is some option to set human player (and only human player) level of handicap (let say 110%,120%... more prod, sci needed for same result...), just to make it more challenging. great work otherwise!!!

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Re: RC 0.4.8 + PR 2168 so far so good

#3 Post by Oberlus » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:28 am

What you ask for, a configurable handicap for human players, is not implemented and I think it won't be (they don't want a cheating AI, they want a clever AI, I support that idea).

But you can achieve that for you easily:
- Pick species that are not overpowered and tune the galaxy settings against them (e.g. ancient galaxies for phototropic species, few systems per empire for bad troop/pilot species, etc.).
- When you start a game do some initial exploration (a few turns tops) and restart if you see any adequate/good planets available for your starting colonizer. When your starting coloniser is useless for first 10/20 turns you will be dragging behind for sure.
- Do not use any exploit against AI.

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