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Offline Earthmichael

New Game?
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:17:42 AM »
Since no one has responded to my request for a ladder game, is anyone interested in a non-ladder game? 

If so, what kind of setup would you like?

Edit by sisko: below is the updated setup

SetupPreferencesBodisseyAIEarthmichaelAIt_rasAIArmageddon
-FactionsGaiansHiveUniversityMorganitesSpartansBelieversPeacekeepers
SMAXGame: SMAC/SMAX & patchesv2.0(XP patch)+unofficial patch(Scient)
randomMap: Random or notrandomrandomprefer not ramdomrandom
LargeSizeMedium/LargeMediumLargeMediumLarge
averageOcean coverageaverageaverageaverageaverage
averageErosive forcesaverageaverageaverageaverage
abundantNative life formsabundantaverageabundantaverage
averageCloud coveraverageaverageminimalaverage
onUnity pods: on/offononon!!!onoff
TranscendDifficulty levelTranscendTranscendTranscendTranscendTranscend
onAllow Victory by Transcendenceononononon
onAllow Victory by Conquestononononon
onAllow Diplomatic Victoryononononon
onAllow Economic Victoryononononon
onAllow Cooperative Victoryononononon
onDo or Die: Don't restart eliminated players-------
onLook first: Flexible starting locationsononononon
offTech stagnation: slower rate of research discoveriesonoffoffonoff
offSpoils of war: Steal tech when conquer baseoffoffonoffoff
offBlind research: cannot set precise research goalsoffonoffoffoff
offIntense Rivalry: Opponents more aggressivoffoffoffoffoff
onNo Unity Survey: World Map not visibleononononon
offNo Unity Scattering: Supply Pods only at landing sitesoffoffoffoffoff
onBell Curve: No Random Eventsoffononoffon
offTime Warp: Accelerated Start (on/off/custom*)offoffoffoffoff
onIron Man: Save/Restore restricted to exit-------
offRandomize faction leader personalitiesoffoffoffoffoff
offRandomize faction leader social agendasoffoffoffoffoff
24hExpected turn rate (usually 24h)24h24h24h24h24h
6Number of days to wait before turn is 'pushed'** 73737
« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 07:22:10 PM by sisko »

Offline Bodissey

Re: New Game?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 01:38:59 PM »
Hi,

Just came back from real life to enjoy some PBEM. I'm therefore interested in a game ladder or non-ladder.

I enjoy blind research and random events to spice things up. But I'm not adamant about these. Feel free to adjust to your needs and wants.

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New Game?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 04:55:45 AM »
My ideal kind of game I described in my previous topic, asking for a ladder game.  The basics are 2 or 3 factions for each of two players, balanced start on a balanced map.

For a non-ladder game, I am open to a lot of things like random events that I would not like in a ladder game.

There are a couple of things that I would not consider for any kind of game:

1. Random faction assignment.  I want to select the faction I will be playing.

2. Blind research.  I can't stand blind research.  Research is too important to leave to chance.  To me, it would like having all of my units move randomly, and to randomly establish cities.

Anyway, if you want to try a game, let's talk about how we would like to set up the game.  Thanks!

Earthmichael

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Re: New Game?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 08:57:54 AM »
no one else seems to be interested in a new PBEM so, why don't you play a 1v1 game for the ladder?
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New Game?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 02:34:49 PM »
no one else seems to be interested in a new PBEM so, why don't you play a 1v1 game for the ladder?

That is actually what I am asking for.  A 1vs1 game either ranked (for ladder) or unranked, whichever my opponent wants.  My preferred 1vs1 game has each of us playing 2 factions (I think it is more interesting that way), but I would consider any setup with a balanced start for a ladder game.

Offline funbot

Re: New Game?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 04:20:04 PM »
I'm intrested in PBEM with SMAC. I prefer Transcend difficulty, tech stagnation and without spoils of war. Othervise its all random to me :)

--edit--

Oh and also like to keep world map dark and supply pod only at landing site
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 05:24:55 PM by funbot »

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New Game?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 10:48:29 PM »
Bodissey,

I will play just about anything you want except blind research, so just propose your setup, and we can go from there.

Thanks!

Earthmichael

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Re: New Game?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 04:11:43 PM »
Bodissey, should i proceed with the setup of a ladder game for you and Earthmichael?
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New Game?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 05:29:22 PM »
Just to clarify, if we play ladder, I would like a balanced start and no random events.  And of course, we each pick the faction(s) we want to play.

I look forward to starting a new game!

Earthmichael

Offline Bari

Re: New Game?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 11:30:04 AM »
if u dont go lader game, count me in. dont want to spoil your 1 vs 1 , but i want a game toooo!!!! :(


PS : i'm no mach for u monty, so it will be just easy points for u

Offline Armageddon

Re: New Game?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 11:53:46 AM »
I would like to play an PBEM (3-4 players) as well. I am a reliable player (1 Turn/day) and just started my first PBEM some months ago so I would like to play more.
It seem there are enough players for PBEM (Bari, Earthmichael, Bodissey, funbot, me). So it should be possible to get a game going.
If Earthm. and Bodissey would like to play 1vs1, I think it would be nice if Bodissey and funbot and myself start game. Would you like to proceed? @Sisko, could you set up a game if we get a game going?

Hopefully,
Arma

Offline funbot

Re: New Game?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 12:20:51 PM »
Im all game for anything, though pls notice that i dont own expansion :). And could there be a clear list about the rules of the game?

Atm i have weird desire to play Miriam all the time, so i would choose that one as my faction (and im kind of sure i wont get much competition on that ;))

--edit--

Though i have to warn a bit, i've been playing PBEM with my friend, and we tend to get this weird bug going on that always activates scenario editor on after loading game >:/. Im not sure which one of us is causing, though i Do suspect the corrupt savefiles comes from my friend, not from me.

« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 12:26:39 PM by funbot »

Offline Armageddon

Re: New Game?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 12:37:52 PM »
So just get a starting point, I woudl suggest the following:

SMAC (not SMAX)
Level Trans
No Pod Scattering
No Blind Reserch
No Spoils of War
No Random Events
No Tech Stagnation
Allow all victories
Map: Medium/Large

What about AI?

Factions:
funbot: Miriam  ;miriam;
Arma: Lal  ;lal;
Bari: -  ;morgan; ;santi; ;yang; ;zak; ;deidre;

It would be so nice to start soon!
 :danc:

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Re: New Game?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2012, 12:19:43 PM »
@Sisko, could you set up a game if we get a game going?
ok, so we have a new SMAC game for: funbot, Bari, Armageddon

let's talk map and factions.

SetupPreferencesfunbotArmageddon
-FactionsGaiansHiveUniversityMorganitesSpartansBelieversPeacekeepers
SMACGame: SMAC/SMAX & patchesv5.0(XP patch)+unofficial patch(Scient)
?Map: Random or not
Medium/LargeSizeMedium/Large
?Ocean coverage
?Erosive forces
?Native life forms
?Cloud cover
?Unity pods: on/off
TranscendDifficulty levelTranscend

« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 12:46:18 PM by sisko »
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

Offline Bodissey

Re: New Game?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2012, 02:15:18 PM »
If it's not too late, may I be counted in?

 

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