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Offline roninscg

Re: New game?
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2019, 08:10:25 PM »
I choose nautilus pirates if is allowed, otherwise Humen hive,

Re: New game?
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2019, 08:21:47 PM »
You will be Nautilus Pirates.  That's 4 players, and there have been invites in people's inboxes for a week and some, now.

Final considerations, the Spoils of War setting.  It can balance out a tech runaway to have it on.  But it can incentivize peace more of the time if it is off.  I want what will keep the game interesting for all its players, mainly.

If you think a curated map is better than resorting to Chiron (which I'm sure many have played a hundred times), then please prepare one, Mart.

Someone tell me which slot to put Svensgaard  ;ulrik; .
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Offline Mart

Re: New game?
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 08:39:07 PM »
Spoils of war - I would vote for OFF, and the reason is, that it will enhance probe teams and probe rating (that is for discussion in what way though) elements of the game. A player can have probe teams to probe bases for techs before conquering them, but yes, immunity to probe actions could nullify this possibility. Other ways of acquiring techs/workshop items somewhat more meaningful, like mindcontrolling units for reverse engineering, diplomacy/extortion, etc.
But I am ok with either way, if there is tie in voting.

Slot 3 for Pirates gives 6 choices in 2101:
- Centauri Ecology
- Biogentics
- Inform. Networks
- Indust. Base
- Social Psych
- Applied Physics

So I think slot 3 is ok.

Yes, I will start the map.

Offline roninscg

Re: New game?
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 09:33:45 PM »
"Slot 3 for Pirates gives 6 choices in 2101:
- Centauri Ecology
- Biogentics
- Inform. Networks
- Indust. Base
- Social Psych
- Applied Physics

So I think slot 3 is ok."

is ok for me.

as for other settings, you guys decide, will be more interesting for me.


Re: New game?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2019, 02:27:46 AM »
I think I'll roll a die to pick AI factions before we begin.

I'll take the following vote though:  Allow possibility of Progenitors, or humanity factions only?

Librarian setting added to OP, and Spoils of War is off. 
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Offline roninscg

Re: New game?
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2019, 08:46:15 AM »
I think it's better, human factions only.

Offline roninscg

Re: New game?
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2019, 08:56:46 AM »
I forgot to ask,  :)

starting position of the pirate i.e my starting position is on the water?

Offline Mart

Re: New game?
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2019, 04:18:55 PM »
Yes, Pirates start on water.


Now, since I am making the map, I can design it in a way, that Pirates would likely start in some interesting surrounding. But this would be only 'likely' thing, since the game always can choose some weird starting location.

Offline roninscg

Re: New game?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2019, 05:18:47 PM »
"Now, since I am making the map, I can design it in a way, that Pirates would likely start in some interesting surrounding. But this would be only 'likely' thing, since the game always can choose some weird starting location."

For me is ok like you say , of course if other players approve that  :)

Offline Mart

Re: New game?
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2019, 10:41:01 PM »
Just to give you an idea, how much effort smacx engine is capable of doing to screw players up... I am making the map, and after rearranging tiles/features to cause it to place starting factions in some reasonable spots, AI can place colony pods on a tile completely surrounded by fungus. That's true, they were Spartans, so it fits them, but...

Re: New game?
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2019, 06:01:52 PM »
Just to give you an idea, how much effort smacx engine is capable of doing to screw players up... I am making the map, and after rearranging tiles/features to cause it to place starting factions in some reasonable spots, AI can place colony pods on a tile completely surrounded by fungus. That's true, they were Spartans, so it fits them, but...

Yikers.  Are you saying we should commission one of those CMNs?

And yay or nay, the possibility of AIs being progenitor?  (will decide by die roll before game start)
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Offline Mart

Re: New game?
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2019, 07:23:08 PM »

Yikers.  Are you saying we should commission one of those CMNs?
No, not necessarily. CMN has a lot to do when setting up a game and we might possibly wait a long time to find someone and then for game preparation.
I will be tweaking the map until I get consistent results with low possibility of failed start positions. And we will review the map also anyway.

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And yay or nay, the possibility of AIs being progenitor?  (will decide by die roll before game start)
I will vote also: human factions only.

Offline Mart

Re: New game?
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2019, 11:34:25 PM »
The map in its first form. For check, if it is ok to play re overall features.





It mostly places factions well. It is not the easiest map. Abundant life, added fungus. And dense cloud cover, should help for quicker population growth. added rivers.




Offline roninscg

Re: New game?
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2019, 08:40:49 AM »
The map in its first form. For check, if it is ok to play re overall features.



It mostly places factions well. It is not the easiest map. Abundant life, added fungus. And dense cloud cover, should help for quicker population growth. added rivers.






as for me Is ok,nice map :-)

Offline Mart

Re: New game?
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2019, 10:21:09 AM »
I need to add something about mao and its tests.


[Y] is for Yitzi patch, and it is better to use it in this patch version 3.5d and other that fit the changes to map format. I am not sure, if they are really important/gamebreaking, but the map works in unmodified game too, maybe just needs re-saving.


The tests were with 6 land factions and pirates, that start on sea. So trials showed mostly good starts, but when we would have 7 land factions, it may not be so.

 

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