Six_Of_One wrote:Zaphod is right in that you are trying to compare apples and oranges when it comes to the diff sci fi series (gorbie v cubes etc)
I actually see little problem with the ship lists, in over a decade of playing i have found the best players can make any race formidable and win with them. Crappy ships are good for filling up the ship slots to stop the enemy building more, and are colonized later for build points.
I would rather see the vga3 inteface revamped to suit the 21st century, and as such the vcrs with a more 3d effect. Along with that, the ships experience bonus from fighting as the norm would also help the game.
Starbases should also be able to hold their own better, considering the cost, ie 2 virgos not 1 to take a full tech 10 base down.
Tell me if i am wrong, but i always thought the darkwing was twice the size of the nova in the star trek series....... well thats the impression i got.
bugga, my 2 cents worth just ran out..............
The problem with the ship list, as I see it, is one for new players. I still remember building a Scorpius in my first game and thinking, "Well, I can't see how it's going to perform well, but I just can't believe this ship can be as lousy as it looks. I'll just build it and find out." I was quite dissapointed, of course. Not being one to just throw in the towel, I didn't. But I will say I was quite frustrated.
That kind of frustration for a new player will tend to put them off of the game, I think.
As for recycling 250 SDSFs for the build points, well, I for one would love to see that come to an end. It's an abuse of the game limitations and mechanics. Yes, it is a necessary strategy if you want to play well. But that does not change what it is.
As for revamping the interface, well, that one's way beyond me. At least it is at the moment.
Nice graphics would be great, but it wouldn't change the slow paced nature of the game. The people who would be most impressed by excellent graphics aren't likely to play VGAP anyway if you see what I mean.
I agree that SBs should be tougher targets, but to make them tougher would require them to be more expensive also, I think. And would also requre changes to the host that I just don't think will happen.
If you want to know the sizes of different ships ][avok posted a link somewhere to a web site with a load of ships where you can compare their sizes. Pretty cool site, really.