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Offline Earthmichael

New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« on: September 01, 2012, 04:41:30 PM »
I would like to start a new 1-vs-1 game with an expert player.  I find that involving more players makes the game exponentially more likely to fail, and greatly decreases the speed of the game, so I only want to start a 1-vs-1 game.

Because I prefer team games, my ideal is a 1-vs-1 game where my opponent and I each control 2 (or 3 factions).   To speed things up, all of my opponent’s factions go first, in whatever order my opponent chooses, and then my factions go next. This way, there is only one exchange of turns at the end of the complete team turn of each player. So we can have a 2-3 faction vs. 2-3 faction game, with only a single exchange of emails per turn.

I will play ladder or non-ladder, as my opponent prefers.  If we play ladder, I would like to play on a balanced map, like the balanced VETS map.  Otherwise, we can play on an unbalanced map.

I am looking for a fairly committed opponent that can typically play 1-2 turns per day.  Of course, occasional gaps for travel, vacation, etc. can be expected, but hopefully not more than once a month.

If you are interested in starting a 1-vs-1 game with me, please post or PM me.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2012, 09:02:51 PM by sisko »

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 09:35:10 PM »
Is no one is interested in a 1-vs-1 game?   It has been 40 days, and no responses.  :(

Offline t_ras

Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 07:24:37 PM »
I'll be happy to play with you, and I can motly (but not allways) one turn per day, probably not two.
Also Im a lousy player and I won only to PBEMs all my life (not that we finished many...) so if you are looking for an expert that's not me.

Offline t_ras

Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 07:26:55 PM »
And we could make it ladder

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 04:24:14 AM »
t_ras, I am happy to play with you.  If you want a ladder game, I would prefer a balanced map.  Otherwise, we can use whatever map you like. 

I tend to like games where we are each playing two factions.  That gives a few more options to each of us.  So my favorite game is a balanced map with each of us taking two factions.  But I am willing to play other scenarios.

If we are not playing ladder, I am willing to give you a handicap to make the game more interesting, say you get an extra 100 EC for each faction at the start.

Let me know what kind of game you would find interesting.

Offline t_ras

Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 07:47:46 AM »
We'll play ladder.
Ill would like to try Hive+Uni (hoping this convination will give me a wide range of possibilities).

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Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 07:50:09 AM »
vet's map?
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

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Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 08:05:32 AM »
Any balance map is OK.

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 02:00:35 PM »
OK, Ladder Game on balanced map with 2 factions each.

The modified Vet's map is the only 4 player balanced map I know, so that will be fine.

I will go with Free Drones + CyCon.

t_ras, your two factions can go first; decide what order you want.

I would like CyCon to go third, and Free Drones last.

t_ras, you can also choose whether you want to start in the North or South side of the map.

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Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 02:02:42 PM »
I would like CyCon to go third, and Free Drones last.
you mean the thrid and the seventh slot in the turn order?
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

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Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 02:20:02 PM »
I don't know the map, so I don't really mind the starting possitions.
I would have Uni go firts and then Hive.

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Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 02:42:35 PM »
I would like CyCon to go third, and Free Drones last.
you mean the thrid and the seventh slot in the turn order?

Since it is only a 4 faction game (no AI players), then the turn order is Uni, Hive, Cycon, Drones.

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Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 02:49:36 PM »
i know that, but there's also the issue of the available techs at the start of the game which is related to the position of the factions in the 7 slots available.
see last challenge for reference:
ok. i finally have something for you.
i had to rebuild the scenario as the excel tool i have has failed me. now i hope everything will be as you wish on the starting tech options.
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

Offline Earthmichael

Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 04:25:16 AM »
sisko,  I sent you a PM to get more information on what starting techs are available for what slots, or if there is some tool to figure it out.

Also, each of our pairs of factions should be permanently pacted at the beginning of the game.  Or at least know each other's comm frequencies.  But not the comm frequencies of the opponents.

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Re: New 1-vs-1 Game Request
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012, 04:36:44 AM »
t_ras,

To get the game off to a faster start, I suggest that each faction start with:

2-4 colony pods
4-8 scouts
1-2 terraformers
[You can pick from within those ranges whatever you think is best.  This can shave 20-30 turns off the start of the game]

Just post whatever starting units you would prefer.  Thanks!

 

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