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Offline Rymdolov

New SMAX game
« on: August 28, 2012, 06:23:53 PM »
So, how about another PBEM? Since the other new one is SMAC, maybe this one could be SMAX (though without alien factions, please)? My map preferences can be seen in the table below. As for rules, these are important to me:

Reveal map - No
Not randomly assigned factions
No randomized social agendas or personalities

Uhm, I guess those are the only ones I care about. I like blind research, but nobody else seems to do so and it's not a big deal to me. I can see the point of having directed research in an MP game.

SetupPreferencesRymdolov
-FactionsGaiansCyborgsUniversityMorganitesSpartansBelieversPeacekeepers
SMAXGame: SMAC/SMAX & patchesv5.0(XP patch)+unofficial patch(Scient)
?Map: Random or notRandom
Tiny/Small/MediumSizeTiny/Small/Medium
?Ocean coverageLots!
?Erosive forcesaverage
?Native life formsSparse
?Cloud coveraverage
?Unity pods: on/offThe one not in other game
Difficulty levelLibrarian or higher

Anyone up for it? Adjust the appropriate fac name to pick a SMAX faction.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2012, 11:36:45 AM by sisko »

Offline Rymdolov

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 07:08:30 PM »
I picked the Cyborgs instead.  ;aki;

If someone else wants that faction, that's ok by me. I could go for a straight SMAC game, too, if that's what it takes for people to join.  ;)

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Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 07:48:33 PM »
One thing I'd suggest - the best games to follow, as a bystander at least, have fair amount of roleplaying.  Some of these guys are pretty good at it, and appear to have fun that way; a good writer should have no trouble thinking of ways to talk smack in, for instance, Aki's computerish way...

Offline Rymdolov

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 07:50:13 PM »
Sure thing, I'm up for RPing, if it's about writing posts in a game thread on this forum.

Offline Armageddon

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 07:52:25 PM »
Great Rymdolov, that's the spirit.
I am joining and all your preferences are ok by me.
Just let the map be Medium, that's my only wish.

About the faction choice I have think about a litte bit, but I think it would be either Cult or Drones in SMAX or Morgan or Yang in SMAC.

I admit also I like blind research, I played ten years only single players games and always with blind research to let it be more realistic and to give the AI a chance, and often it were close games.
But in  MP games I changed my minds, you want to plan better and everyone has its own strategy, Blind Research would deny a lot of your decisions in an MP game. So I can understand your point very well, but it's more interesting in MP games with Blind Research off I think.

Maybe any other newbie MP player to join?

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Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 07:54:14 PM »
Sure thing, I'm up for RPing, if it's about writing posts in a game thread on this forum.
Exactly.  Arm's good at it...

Offline Armageddon

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 07:54:56 PM »
Should RolePlaying affect your faction's choice?  :o

Offline Armageddon

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 07:58:51 PM »
No, don't be scared, it will be just a simple PBEM game, and who likes to RPing will have extra fun within this game.  :danc:

Offline Rymdolov

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 08:01:30 PM »
Should RolePlaying affect your faction's choice?  :o

I'm going to let it, whether it makes sense or not, I'm afraid. Well, at least I try not to go out of character too much. It's scary how easy it is to make up excuses for losing your ideology to gain a few benefits, though.

A medium map is fine by me.

Offline Armageddon

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 08:11:50 PM »
Yes, I absolutely agree on your statement here, too. I'd do it the same way.
Fine!

Offline Rymdolov

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 08:14:12 PM »
Btw, I think that maybe ocean coverage shouldn't be high if someone wants to play as the Pirates. That would be too much of an advantage, wouldn't it?

Offline Armageddon

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2012, 08:52:51 PM »
Right! I don't like too much water anyway...

Offline Armageddon

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2012, 08:54:23 PM »
BTW, is there any way I can put my data in the setup table above?

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Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 08:57:37 PM »
I can edit it in for you.

Offline Armageddon

Re: New SMAX game
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 09:02:08 PM »
Thx, BUncle.

it would be:
Morgan

and all the same data like Rym, ecxept for:
Size: Medium
Ocean coverage: the least on which we can agree

 

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