Author Topic: Pravin Lal's Runner-up Science Fair Runoff  (Read 10498 times)

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Offline Kirov

Re: New game? (probly need a name now, lol)
« Reply #75 on: February 17, 2019, 10:06:33 PM »
Ugh.  Balance problems.  🤒  Leaves a bad taste in my mouth, instead of feeling excited to start.  But that's all preparations complete now, yes?

We can simply agree not to build the CBA. If AI gets it, you can grab the base, but 1) it's already more difficult in this way, 2) such a base will be prone to hostile take-overs and indeed may be an interesting strategy spot on the map. What do you think, guys?

Offline Kirov

Re: New game? (1 slot open!!!)
« Reply #76 on: February 17, 2019, 10:19:36 PM »
(Why do Lal's people get double votes?  Is a person there twice the person of other backgrounds?  lol? That doesn't sound like Human rights... >_>)

Lal's vote is count twice because of his extensive knowledge about wise and benevolent social policies. He humbly considers it an obligation, not a privilege.

Wherever he appears, children raise their hands and smile, and even flowers seem to bloom in the wake of his footsteps. He brings a joyous harmony to the hearts of all of us.

By the time this is all over, we will all learn to love and trust our good leader. You can count on that.

Offline Mart

Re: New game? (probly need a name now, lol)
« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2019, 01:23:15 AM »
It is about not being able to tweak by scenario editor a save file, that is multiplayer, so after the first player sets a password we are out of luck.


I am ok with playing with CBA and that no human player attempts to build it.
Additional rule would be not using it even as a "place-holder" for accumulation of minerals for possible other SP. We just would not insert that SP to queue. Unless you think we could do it for that purpose?

Offline Kirov

Re: New game? (probly need a name now, lol)
« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2019, 11:52:18 PM »
So as far as I'm concerned, we can start the game already.

Re: New game? (probly need a name now, lol)
« Reply #79 on: February 19, 2019, 01:08:47 AM »
I forgot to ask about which slot Kirov should have.  You need a slot that gives fair research possibilities.

I'm making a little checklist of all the setup steps and I'm ready to begin once I know where to put Kirov.  No scenario editor changes, but we'll ban any queueing of the Cloudbase Academy for Human players.  If you get it from an AI, bully for you.

 ;b;

I tested out a game where I was Lal in slot 5.  Turn 1 I had option of Mobility, Ecology, Progenitor Psychology, Networks, Industrial Base, Social Psychology, and Applied Physics.  I'm checking the previous post to see if that's the right test conditions.

;b;

Keep in mind that we will edit alphax.txt on line 103.  Change that 1 to a 0, then we won't be able to contact each other just because we're Human players.  This is noted in the first post.
My alphax is otherwise from a fresh install of Yitzii's.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 04:32:58 PM by Horseshoe_Hermit »
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Re: New game? (probly need a name now, lol)
« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2019, 04:43:46 PM »
Of course, in that test, I started with only 1/1/1 tile (and one of them), and on turn 25 this happened:

At least I had two colony pods.  :danc:
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Offline roninscg

Re: New game? (probly need a name now, lol)
« Reply #81 on: February 19, 2019, 06:59:43 PM »
looks like Morgan found pod and get Chopper :-)
On power grafx, pirates leads  :D


Offline Mart

Re: New game? (probly need a name now, lol)
« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2019, 07:25:17 PM »
Game name ideas:
We have "blind research" so:


- Disciples
- Reluctant Disciples
- Science Champions

Re: Pravin Lal's BioGENEius Child Science Champions
« Reply #83 on: February 20, 2019, 01:50:38 AM »
The Science Champions begin their quest.  Planetfall!

I realized we WEREN'T playing with flexible starting locations, so the option was there to destroy the Cloudbase Academy.  I auto-settled at spawn, and that means that the scenario editor fix had no drawback.  I didn't even realize what flexible starting locations was.  Isn't that because we're on Librarian?
I went back and destroyed the Cloudbase Academy, and now our game is begun!

roninscg, your turn is attached!

I'll update the first post with a link to this message, as the start of the game.
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Offline roninscg

Re: Pravin Lal's BioGENEius Child Science Champions
« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2019, 05:27:09 AM »
to Kirov  ;lal;

Offline Kirov

Re: Pravin Lal's BioGENEius Child Science Champions
« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2019, 02:55:34 PM »
I'm sorry guys, can we do a quick reload? I clicked enter a bit too fast and saw the location of Miriam's HQ. :/

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1

Offline roninscg

Re: Pravin Lal's BioGENEius Child Science Champions
« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2019, 04:24:49 PM »
I'm sorry guys, can we do a quick reload? I clicked enter a bit too fast and saw the location of Miriam's HQ. :/

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1

As for me, yes

what the rest of the team says?

Re: Pravin Lal's BioGENEius Child Science Champions
« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2019, 05:23:57 PM »
You saw Mart's starting conditions, which were roughly what everyone else's are.  How could you have seen her location?
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Offline Mart

Re: Pravin Lal's BioGENEius Child Science Champions
« Reply #88 on: February 21, 2019, 08:50:45 AM »
One Landmark nearby, which due to map showing elevations, would be enough. You can recognized Garland Crater, Unity Crash site, Sunny Mesa. Volcano often, but there may be mistake. And being close to map edge is also quite a hint.
That's my guess.

Offline Kirov

Re: Pravin Lal's BioGENEius Child Science Champions
« Reply #89 on: February 21, 2019, 10:31:34 AM »
That's not a mystery, I just clicked enter and opened Mart's unpassworded turn. I immediately closed my eyes, but this made me unable to quit the game for some reason. So I peeked and then saw the minimap. And just like that, a reload is in order. So, could we do that? :) It's not like we're losing that much time.

 

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