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by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

By what mechanic do worlds get added to Mesophon? There are TL3 and TL2 autonomous Mesophon worlds to the south of my empire which I'd swear weren't part of it at game start. They are not part of the trade network.
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon is down for a bit
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Anacreon is down for a bit

While it's bad that unrestrained use of the API overtaxed the server, I think it's good that players are finding new ways to engage with the game. As the player base expands, most likely the use of scripts to call the API will expand and start to tie into concerns that I think Finnian expressed last...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Image Resources
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Image Resources

The new icons look great in the primary structure tab (the yards or fleet HQ tab) and the Deploy tab. The icons do not appear in the production or empire tabs; the grey boxes are still present. I kind of prefer the right-justification of unit counts in the empire tab to the left-justification used i...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Strategic Combat: Suggestions for Era 4
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Strategic Combat: Suggestions for Era 4

An immediate question I have from the spec is: what's the advantage of allowing multiple simultaneous sieges? If the besiegers will ultimately have to fight it out anyway, why not have this occur at the time that the second invader lands, rather than a cycle later after one of the two besiegers has ...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

Yeah, low-tech ships aren't really a good investment right now. High-tech ships have better armor, weapons and secondary abilities, and high-tech planets build more of them because of their large labor output potential, but their supply-chain inclusive labor cost is generally not that much higher. U...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

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the maze wasn't meant for you
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

Reducing the exploration region resolution seems like a good change visually, although it can now be harder to distinguish between unexplored space and dark nebulae seeing as they have the same grid shape and (almost) exactly the same color. Perhaps the dark nebulae colors could be lightened a bit ...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

I still worry that 1ly/w is too fast for capships as long as citadels remain baitable (and all capiial ships retain missile protection), but it's worth trying it at least. Capships should ideally be a threat that you can see coming. What do people think about my scheme to either a) strengthen low-tl...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

Did we ever reach any kind of consensus on what should be done to units? I wouldn't be concerned about there not being many people in the alpha; it's not particularly playable because of the background color overlay issues. I've confirmed that some of the pushed changes are working as expected (jump...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 5741

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

Is the barrier to entry too high for new players? Would it make sense to start empires with 3-10x as many ships, and/or assign them two or three autonomous worlds at game start so that they can play with designations and trade routes immediately?
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

I did not spawn in a nebula, but the visual effect appeared on the watch after I found a bright nebula nearby.
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Era 4 Alpha
Replies: 34
Views: 3480

Re: Era 4 Alpha

This happened about 5 minutes after starting an empire. It was previously open space, not sure if it is now a bright nebula or if it's just a weird display bug:

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by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Strategic Combat: Suggestions for Era 4
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Strategic Combat: Suggestions for Era 4

* Introduce a new structure for defenders. E.g., a structure called "fortification" or something, which gives a bonus to defending ground troops (or something). In principle having a way for planets to get ground troop combat bonuses makes sense. I do not think it makes sense to add more structures...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 5741

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

Do we consider the hammer-and-shield technique an exploit? Hammer-and-shield is when an attacker attacks a planet with a huge explorer fleet right before the watch changes and the attacker's heavy ships arrive, so that the defenders only target the explorers for the duration of the attack. George's ...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 5741

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

That is a really good point. The game client should not conceal information like that; I'll put up a Ministry ticket.