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by Arioch
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...

I'd rather see the predicted DLC 4 before the DLC 3- culture excites me more than hero characters- but really, I'm very excited about any further development on this game and have been very happy with it so far. I'm eagerly looking forward to DLC 2! The hero unit system is a prerequisite for the cu...
by Arioch
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...

I think that's a case that might be handled by a non-psionic mechanism, such as cultural diplomacy or psy-ops (espionage). sorry, said "bombing", but meant "invading" ... yeah MoO implementation of Telepatic race was too blunt, overpowered in a way having psionic race with some ...
by Arioch
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...

But I was more impressed with DLC2 Metamorphs - Silverberg Lord Valentine's Castle. My favourite ocean planet of Magipoor and the aboriginal Methamorphs. Oh that is so great :) Sorry to disappoint you, but they're metamorphs in the literal biology sense -- they morph from one life stage into anothe...
by Arioch
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: DLC 3 and 4, from the Suggestions thread...

(If I were to have a 'wish feature', it would be something to reflect the institutional differences between the different star nations of the local region, and possibly ways to tweak around the edges of your domestic institutions while keeping the fundamental character of your native society- but t...
by Arioch
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1028
Views: 374506

Re: Suggest - Features and Improvements

Gaiads have a higher rating in forests than humans No, they don't. Gaiads, Humans and most of the terrestrial races have the same rating: 4.0. I think you have the greatest 4x out there! Thanks! I think of science victory as a move to higher plane of existence, escape from mundane squabble of other...
by Arioch
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1028
Views: 374506

Re: Suggest - Features and Improvements

Here's a suggestion for planets and terraforming and such. I'd like it, if in general, to get the most out of the best 'verdant' planet types (Coral, Garden, Paradise, etc.), that they were optimized so that three of the 'smart' races would be enough to get out of them. For example, for Coral/Ocean...
by Arioch
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1028
Views: 374506

Re: Suggest - Features and Improvements

Most of the science victories in the 4X games I play seem pretty silly from an immersion point of view. "So you launched a starship to Alpha Centauri... well, congratulations, but my tanks just rolled into your capital; you work for me now." I suppose we could add some kind of "hackin...
by Arioch
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tiny rocks and gas giants question
Replies: 27
Views: 2682

Re: Tiny rocks and gas giants question

PrivateHudson wrote:
Arioch wrote:...could offer various bonuses...

Additional Planetary Defense slot.

Good idea.

PrivateHudson wrote:Negative event: invasion of hellmarish creatures due to experiments with teleportation, completely overrunning the moon and causing heavy losses on the planet (up to evacuation).

Less good idea. But funny. :D
by Arioch
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1028
Views: 374506

Re: Suggest - Features and Improvements

We plan to explore more of the Arda Seed story in future expansions as we get deeper into hyperspace (assuming we're able to get there). Having the AI rename planets would be cute & fun. I am concerned that making the rebellion mechanic more punishing would be kind of like kicking the player whe...
by Arioch
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tiny rocks and gas giants question
Replies: 27
Views: 2682

Re: Tiny rocks and gas giants question

Make the moon(s) effectively an addition to the planet. So that colony might have enough room for a couple more pops depending on the type of moon, and has the chance to roll a number of specials (some of which can be tagged as only_on_moons etc if required). Yes, that's the general idea... in game...
by Arioch
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1028
Views: 374506

Re: Suggest - Features and Improvements

As it is, the existing planetary biomes, and who works best in what biome, is too opaque -- for example, on the species description screen, it doesn't say who favors what biome! And there's like four tiers of favor sometimes, which doesn't actually add much to gameplay. In the information pane of t...
by Arioch
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fleet bases underwhelming?
Replies: 23
Views: 5506

Re: Fleet bases underwhelming?

5 Food is a lot... it's more than the starting farm on a high-fertility Garden world, and that's with 2 colonists working it. The entire starting output of a Garden world with 1 Farm and 6 colonists is only 7 Food. It's hard to imagine a module on a space station producing that much food.
by Arioch
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Patreon?
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Patreon?

We don't currently have a Patreon account. I'm not sure that's the right platform for what we're doing... I think Patreon works best when you have regular (at least monthly) updates, so that people get a sense that there is regular progress being made for their contributions. But we definitely appre...
by Arioch
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1028
Views: 374506

Re: Suggest - Features and Improvements

The current Planet Report is meant to be a simple quick reference that can be up all the time without cluttering up the main map. I would rather add a dedicated full-screen planet report that can be all things to all people rather than continue to try to cram more and more into the quick reference p...
by Arioch
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tiny rocks and gas giants question
Replies: 27
Views: 2682

Re: Tiny rocks and gas giants question

We want to avoid the situation where you can always place colonies on all four orbital slots. This is partly for the flavor of the game -- good colony sites should be rare enough that factions may get into conflict over the best ones -- and partly for mechanical considerations, as increasing the num...

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