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by Wayward Device
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: TLs below 7 are basically pointless
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: TLs below 7 are basically pointless

It's nice to have you back WatchTV, I've missed your analysis. Looking at your graphs I have to admit that Minotaurs are far better than Gorgos. Not only do you have the massively better production but they also have an important role in their own right - fastest ships than can go anywhere in clears...
by Wayward Device
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin

Do sieges disrupt industry or trade routes? No. Are there any circumstances under which starfrigates are worth building in Era 5? In era 2 they were the preeminent defensive unit and after the unit rebalance they were very weak and overcosted relative to starcruisers or gunships. Now that warptrans...
by Wayward Device
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin

The Siege Bug. It's a big one that massively effects wars. Basically, if you have a world under siege with troops on it and a space battle is triggered then half of the attacking siege forces will defect to the defender. A bit like with non-imperial guard ground forces and a rebellion except the tr...
by Wayward Device
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin

[*] Does anyone have RexImperator' Python package that extends SungSlaver's package? [*] Have there been any API changes since then? Sorry, don't know either of these. [*] Are transports still capturable under the new siege mechanics? If so does capture occur on invasion or when siege ends? You cap...
by Wayward Device
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin

Watch TV, Do Nothing wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Oh wow, people are actively playing Anacreon again?
Long time no see! Yeah, it's been quiet for a while but there is definitely some action happening in the Era 5 map.
by Wayward Device
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin

***Actuating Quantum Wave Transmitters** ***Aligning Targets*** ***Target Acquired: Galactic Forum Communication Node*** ***Begin Propaganda Transmission 4476, Era 5*** "The Jumpship itself incites to violence." - Ancient Philospher Greetings in the name of Reason! Kindly observe this transmission w...
by Wayward Device
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: New Player Era 5 Q&A
Replies: 0
Views: 141

New Player Era 5 Q&A

For all your Anacreon Era 5 questions. Watch TV, Do Nothing's Anacreon Era 3 Reference and FAQ is still pretty much the best manual you will get for this game. The only real change in Era 5, apart from some minor unit rebalances, is that it now takes 1 cycle (IRL day) to invade a planet. You ground ...
by Wayward Device
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin
Replies: 14
Views: 456

The Republic of Reason Propaganda News Bulletin

***Actuating Quantum Wave Transmitters** ***Aligning Targets*** ***Target Acquired: Galactic Forum Communication Node*** ***Begin Propaganda Transmission 4468, Era 5*** "The Comm Burst is mightier than the Polaron Lance" - Nameless Rumourmonger Greetings in the name of Reason! Kindly observe this tr...
by Wayward Device
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: General Noob Questions&Welcome Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 2216

General Noob Questions&Welcome Thread

So with the Era 4 announcement (thanks George!) I see about 5 new players on the Era 3 map. WatchTV's guide is linked in the announcement but the Era 3 general discussion thread has become a bit bogged down with Era 4 balance discussion so I thought I'd make this thread for anyone just dipping their...
by Wayward Device
Tue May 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon Era III Discussion Thread
Replies: 392
Views: 62712

Re: Anacreon Era III Discussion Thread

Ducking out of the Brawl at the End of the Era? Fah! Fah I say! I had a whole propaganda thing going that I was going to stick with the all in starship total defense doctrine, but really I've been planning to switch to all in Helion production tomorrow night. My estimates put me at between 43 and 64...
by Wayward Device
Sun May 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: From the Ancient Days of Era 2: Wayward Device's Diplomacy Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 2598

From the Ancient Days of Era 2: Wayward Device's Diplomacy Guide

Reposting from the depths of Watch TV's Anacreon Era 2 Gameplay Guide and FAQ at Imperator's request. I wrote this as an Ancreon diplomacy guide a little over 700 cycles ago (that's over 2 years in meatspace time) but in the rereading it holds just as true today as it was then. Not even considering ...
by Wayward Device
Thu May 10, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 15246

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

I can definitely talk about starship balance. Gunships are in a good place right now, I don't think any changes are needed there. There is a strong argument that Era 3 has been the Age of the Gunship, but I'd say it was more the Age of the Six Way Rock Paper Scissors, with a lot of people (especiall...
by Wayward Device
Wed May 09, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 15246

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

Awesome, thanks George! We'd all been resigned to Era 4 being at least 6 months to a year away, this is very exciting news. I think we've covered most of the bugs/things we'd really like to see with the UI already in this thread. With nebulas, the only thing we haven't really covered is exogalactic ...
by Wayward Device
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 15246

Re: (Future) Era 4 Development Discussion Thread

Great stuff Imperator. I don't know if you've ordered them by priority but if you have then I certainly agree that the interface and bugfixes ones are the most important. Your list is pretty comprehensive but I'll add a few of my own: Interface - Trade route templates. Right now, adding a CGA world ...
by Wayward Device
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Anacreon General Discussions
Topic: Anacreon Era III Discussion Thread
Replies: 392
Views: 62712

Re: Anacreon Era III Discussion Thread

The idea came to me about 6 months ago, but I hadn't really quite figured out how to implement it fully in a battle scenario. But there you go. That is how you do it. Also, I believe that is what the Citadel's and some of the planetary forces are supposed to protect against. However, as I suspected...