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by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu May 31, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2512

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

With this new assault-insurgency system, could a weaker empire ever be able to cause any damage to a larger empire? Let's say Bob has a mid-size empire ( ~200 worlds) and Alice has a strong empire (lots of forces and ~600 worlds). Bob notices that Alice has an undefended sector capital. He decides ...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu May 31, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2512

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

What happens if BobWorld does not have a single ground force. If Alice invades BobWorld, would it still go into the insurgency phase, or would Alice conquer it immediately? Or does the number of insurgents have the potential of increasing, like rebels during a civil war? Good question- that is some...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Tue May 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2512

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

Starfrigates are, in my opinion, a little too fragile now but they are absolutely required if you want to defend anything using starships. Minotaurs are an ok defense if you are also making a ton of them as an offensive force (see the Era 3 Imperium) and their threat value adds some soft defense po...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Tue May 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon Era III Discussion Thread
Replies: 392
Views: 22651

Re: Anacreon Era III Discussion Thread

I would value the input of the participants in the current war with regards to my proposal for changes to strategic combat in Era 4.
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Tue May 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Strategic Combat: Suggestions for Era 4
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Strategic Combat: Suggestions for Era 4

Grand Unified Proposal: Strategic Combat in Anacreon Era 4 This is a proposal for improvements to strategic warfare in Anacreon Era 4. It does not cover tactics (the nitty-gritty of groups of units directly engaging in combat). Some of the suggestions here are not part in my master list on Ministry...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Mon May 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 1 is ready!
Replies: 75
Views: 27895

Re: 1.8 Beta 1 is ready!

Direct question for George: do any steps need to be taken to ensure that Multiverse is GDPR-compliant?
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Fri May 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Social order and stuff that appears in the News tab
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Social order and stuff that appears in the News tab

Anyone have some insight into how the social order system works? How workingConditions interacts with revIndex and other social order related stuff? I don't really understand what triggers the different messages about social order in the news. Right now my impression is that you can stop the "labore...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu May 24, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Scenario brainstorming
Replies: 0
Views: 171

(Future) Scenario brainstorming

Right now all Anacreon games have one scenario, Fallen Worlds . In this thread we can brainstorm other ideas for game scenarios. All the Dark Places : Much higher spatial clustering of planets, with big voids between planetary clusters. They Should Have Planned a Hardy Brute : Imperial capitals star...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Wed May 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2512

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

What about a button below "Send Msg" in the Capital -> Empire tab titled "Declare War"? This will set the empire's state and color to hostile correspondingly, and possibly also notify the target player than Empire X has declared war on them. For empires in a "war" state, replace that button with on...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Tue May 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2512

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

Sounds like a system that would be easier to implement, but still an improvement over the current system. I don't like one-way systems, though - there would need to be a way for empires to go from hostile to neutral. Now here is a question for everyone: how does having ground units currently enhance...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Tue May 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon Era 3 Reference and FAQ
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: Anacreon Era 3 Reference and FAQ

Eventually George will move the Transcendence wiki to some proprietary system (it's dokuwiki right now) within Ministry. Like a glacier, it's coming, but slowly.
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Mon May 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2512

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

I have revised my personal master list for Era 3.9 and made it easier to read. Let me know if there are any bugs that I overlooked.
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Sun May 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon Era 3 Reference and FAQ
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: Anacreon Era 3 Reference and FAQ

Updated to reflect that I have migrated a lot of the info to the Kronosaur wiki. When Project Glacier is completed, I will migrate it to Ministry.
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Sun May 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Combat Simulator
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Combat Simulator

This is an interesting approach. Because combat is a complex interaction, we have not yet discovered a good rule of thumb for predicting the outcome of an engagement. In particular, since Era 3 it is clear that defenses are significantly stronger than their per-unit costs. They still "feel" underpow...
by Watch TV, Do Nothing
Thu May 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2512

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

The biggest issues that I have with Anacreon right now are: The game can feel completely futile. Empires rise, fall and vanish completely without leaving a trace. Other games use things like leaderboards, timed games and achievements to counteract this. The game can be a time-sink. Worse, it appears...