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crash_harder
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Post#46 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:28 pm

i only aim to please!!
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Post#47 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:23 pm

crash_harder wrote:also isnt' there a FC i can set to just give my ships away??
Yes - only one - gs4. 8)
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Post#48 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:21 am

Siberian Snake, i hate to disappoint you but i never worry about the natives and what they can do for a starbase ie tech 10 something, when i play the borg.

My sytem of organized chaos sees probably a third of my planets with no factories or mines, just assimilated natives that provide megabucks.By the time i get around to working the planet i have enough $ to tech 10 engines/hulls, tech 8 torps and tech 6 beams (heavy blasters are all you ever need). I also have enough $ to build a cube of my choice.

Truth be known i probably choose the borg because i am lazy. All other races require tedious planning to get freighters with clans to good planets, and you only start with 3 mil in the first place. Then theres the mineral movement and supplies.. yawn

Privateers takes too much thought, especially setting traps for big carriers,
Crystals you can die of boredom waiting for the fly to land in your webs,
birds/facist/gorn just dont have the fire power needed
Empire takes too long to crank up due to below average economy and expensive gorbies.

It is each to their own, and i did convert from being a crystal devotee.
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Post#49 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:23 am

Call me AR, (I do!) but the borg posts by hennef & Six_of_One
just make me cringe at lost opportunities.

All those opportunities are why I say the borg is so tedious.
When playing the borg, I bust my butt to optimize every planet
so that I get the most (from my POV) from each planet ASAP.

Conrad Lesnewski's file regarding economy is a similar framework
of what I do with every planet I get.
http://www.circus-maximus.com/careplan.htm

I assess its' natives, its' minerals, its' logistical and strategic situation
in relation to all the other planets I have & I prioritize the development
of that planet. (repeat ad nauseum)

It is of course, a catch-22, all the work is why I limit the # of games I
am in at any one time (nevermind my RL conflicts). I have often
considered using an economy manager just to speed up my gameplay
at the expense of an empire not optimized to my POV to increase the
intensity/enjoyment factor. Then my AR side kicks in and botches
everything and back to the grindstone...
AR Perfectionist am I :suicide:
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Post#50 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:02 am

like i said - economy is just automatic.... factories just appear magically on all of my planets.... mines are built... why bother ;)
have fun!

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Post#51 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:58 am

I do care for my planets, but AR i aint :P
I have read lots of strategy guides, but play every race in a similiar fashion when it comes to the planets.

You have to save some for a rainy day, and it does depend on the hosts universe settings..... sometimes you have to wring out every planet as soon as you get it.

With merlins and refinery ships, and the borgs large supply of supplies, you should never want for much

VGA turns have a lot in common with sex...... sometimes there is only enough time for a quickie :wink:
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Doesn't mean you should."

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crash_harder
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Post#52 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:55 am

another question for you all knowing races out there...

if your cloaked in a ion storm (at least you think your cloaked) will you get a message if the cloak fails?? there has to be something that tells you if you are not cloaked anymore right??
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Post#53 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:04 am

You aren't cloaked in an ion storm - so if you see yourself within an ion storm, you can be confident of knowing that you are uncloaked.

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crash_harder
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Post#54 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:16 am

well that really sux...
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Post#55 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:25 am

No, no - ion storms are great because you can see other cloakers.

Also - no-one can lay minefields within an ion storm - so you will be safe to enter one if you can't see any existing minefields...
crash_harder wrote:well that really sux...

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Post#56 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:04 am

But ion storms cloak minefields :o(
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Post#57 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:55 am

crash_harder wrote:another question for you all knowing races out there...

if your cloaked in a ion storm (at least you think your cloaked) will you get a message if the cloak fails?? there has to be something that tells you if you are not cloaked anymore right??
In Host.exe, IIRC, the only time you get a message of being
decloaked is when you get decloaked by a Loki.

Ions, no message.
Cloak fail, no message.

The Resolute and Darkwing are immune to Ion storm decloaking.
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Post#58 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:19 am

Cardno wrote:No, no - ion storms are great because you can see other cloakers.

Also - no-one can lay minefields within an ion storm - so you will be safe to enter one if you can't see any existing minefields...
crash_harder wrote:well that really sux...
You can still lay them, but if the center of the minefield is in the ION storm then you have a cloaked minefield. When they are hidden by an ION storm, they can't be scanned or swept. The exception is that is that the Colonies can sweep mines in an ION storm.
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Post#59 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:53 pm

Minefields, who cares about Minefields in a ION Storm. NOW WEBS in a ION strom now those are REALLY COOL.
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Post#60 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:05 pm

For the tholian and his allies, yes...
For the enemy of the tholian, ouch.
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