How You Play

General discussion about anything related to Transcendence.
User avatar
Aeonic
Militia Commander
Militia Commander
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:05 am
Location: Designing his dream ship.

The way I see it, there are really three basic ways to play this game.

1. You can play it normally, maybe with a few customizations, but nothing that ruins the balance of the game.

2. You can play it like a hardcore rogue-like where, if you die, you don't resurrect. Actually I think it would be nice if the game had a toggle-able option of removing your savefile if you die. Permadeath.

3. You can cheat like crazy just because you like having overpowered weapons and being an indestructible harbinger of doom.

I like #1. How do you play?

(Actually it occurs to me that this question has probably been asked a dozen times before, but...)
Last Cause Of Death: Destroyed by Karl Svalbard's last Lucifer missile, right after I blew him up. And the crowd cheers.
Image
User avatar
evilbob
Militia Captain
Militia Captain
Posts: 555
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:23 pm

Number two, weakling!
User avatar
Prophet
Militia Captain
Militia Captain
Posts: 826
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:09 pm

My style of play is what I like to call "The Merchant"
I always have a mule or 7 with me.
When entering a new system I check all the stations for good deals, sell loot etc.
I have a few choice mods loaded, always a different assortment.

If I die, I'm dead. No res.
Coming soon: The Syrtian War adventure mod!
A Turret defense genre mod exploring the worst era in Earth's history.
Can you defend the Earth from the Syrtian invaders?
Stay tuned for updates!
schilcote
Militia Captain
Militia Captain
Posts: 726
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:22 pm

I think you can guess how I play. #3 definitely.
[schilcote] It doesn't have to be good, it just has to not be "wow is that the only thing you could think of" bad
User avatar
digdug
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:23 pm
Location: Decoding hieroglyphics on Tan-Ru-Dorem

I like to play a couple of times "vanilla" only, when a new version comes out.
Then i like to throw in some enhancing mods, trying not to unbalance the game.

If I die, I like to resurrect and try again, usually I even self-destruct if the battle I just did wasn't as good as I was expecting it.

However the switch "no savegame" could be interesting for future versions when we will have global hi-scores :D
User avatar
Wolfy
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 5400
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:10 am
Location: Somewhere in the Frontier on a Hycrotan station, working on new ships.

#2 for my real playthroughs - I only ever cheat like crazy when playtesting my mods (since usually I have to, seeing as many features are not seen until late game!)
(shpOrder gPlayership 'barrelRoll)
(plySetGenome gPlayer (list 'hycrotan 'nonBinary))
Image
Homelab Servers: Xeon Silver 4110, 16GB | Via Quadcore C4650, 16GB | Athlon 200GE, 8GB | i7 7800X, 32GB | Threadripper 1950X, 32GB | Atom x5 8350, 4GB | Opteron 8174, 16GB | Xeon E5 2620 v3, 8GB
Workstations & Render machines: Threadripper 3990X, 128GB, 1080ti | Threadripper 2990WX, 32GB, 1080ti | Xeon Platinum 8173M, 48GB, 1070ti | R9 3900X, 16GB, Vega64 | 2x E5 2430L v2, 24GB, 970
Office Systems: 2x Xeon Silver 4116, 96GB, 2x 1080ti | i7 3770, 16GB, some old quadro | i5 3210m, 8GB | some i7 macbook
Misc Systems: R5 3500U, 20GB | R5 2400G, 16GB | i5 7640X, 16GB, Vega56 | E5 2620, 8GB, R5 260 | P4 1.8ghz, 0.75GB, Voodoo 5 5500 | Athlon 64 x2 4400+, 1.5GB, FX 5800 Ultra | Pentium D 3.2ghz, 4GB, 7600gt | Celeron g460, 8GB, 730gt | 2x Athlon FX 74, 8GB, 8800gts 512 | FX 9590, 16GB, R9 295x2 | E350, 8GB | Phenom X4 2.6ghz, 16GB, 8800gt | random core2 duo/atom/i5/i7 laptops
User avatar
Atarlost
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 2391
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:02 am

I like to think I do #1.

Some of the mods I use are on the hard side, but I don't play permadeath style.
User avatar
Wolfy
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 5400
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:10 am
Location: Somewhere in the Frontier on a Hycrotan station, working on new ships.

Oh and yes, I play with mods :D (obviously...)
(shpOrder gPlayership 'barrelRoll)
(plySetGenome gPlayer (list 'hycrotan 'nonBinary))
Image
Homelab Servers: Xeon Silver 4110, 16GB | Via Quadcore C4650, 16GB | Athlon 200GE, 8GB | i7 7800X, 32GB | Threadripper 1950X, 32GB | Atom x5 8350, 4GB | Opteron 8174, 16GB | Xeon E5 2620 v3, 8GB
Workstations & Render machines: Threadripper 3990X, 128GB, 1080ti | Threadripper 2990WX, 32GB, 1080ti | Xeon Platinum 8173M, 48GB, 1070ti | R9 3900X, 16GB, Vega64 | 2x E5 2430L v2, 24GB, 970
Office Systems: 2x Xeon Silver 4116, 96GB, 2x 1080ti | i7 3770, 16GB, some old quadro | i5 3210m, 8GB | some i7 macbook
Misc Systems: R5 3500U, 20GB | R5 2400G, 16GB | i5 7640X, 16GB, Vega56 | E5 2620, 8GB, R5 260 | P4 1.8ghz, 0.75GB, Voodoo 5 5500 | Athlon 64 x2 4400+, 1.5GB, FX 5800 Ultra | Pentium D 3.2ghz, 4GB, 7600gt | Celeron g460, 8GB, 730gt | 2x Athlon FX 74, 8GB, 8800gts 512 | FX 9590, 16GB, R9 295x2 | E350, 8GB | Phenom X4 2.6ghz, 16GB, 8800gt | random core2 duo/atom/i5/i7 laptops
User avatar
alterecco
Fleet Officer
Fleet Officer
Posts: 1658
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:08 am
Location: Previously enslaved by the Iocrym

I'm sad to say that my playstyle is #0...

When i do play it is usually #3, for modding or for release
User avatar
Periculi
Fleet Officer
Fleet Officer
Posts: 1279
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:48 pm
Location: Necroposting in a forum near you

alterecco wrote:I'm sad to say that my playstyle is #0...

When i do play it is usually #3, for modding or for release
Yeah, we need a 4.

4) You only play to test a mod or prove a concept (while waiting for the next version to be released).

I would say I played 2 every time a new version comes out, until I find all the new stuff, and then shift back to 4 which seems to be the way I truly enjoy Transcendence.
User avatar
Wolfy
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 5400
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:10 am
Location: Somewhere in the Frontier on a Hycrotan station, working on new ships.

Modding transcendence is what makes it truly fun for a good number of us, if not all of us long-timers here... :D


Oh, and I use balanced mods :P
(shpOrder gPlayership 'barrelRoll)
(plySetGenome gPlayer (list 'hycrotan 'nonBinary))
Image
Homelab Servers: Xeon Silver 4110, 16GB | Via Quadcore C4650, 16GB | Athlon 200GE, 8GB | i7 7800X, 32GB | Threadripper 1950X, 32GB | Atom x5 8350, 4GB | Opteron 8174, 16GB | Xeon E5 2620 v3, 8GB
Workstations & Render machines: Threadripper 3990X, 128GB, 1080ti | Threadripper 2990WX, 32GB, 1080ti | Xeon Platinum 8173M, 48GB, 1070ti | R9 3900X, 16GB, Vega64 | 2x E5 2430L v2, 24GB, 970
Office Systems: 2x Xeon Silver 4116, 96GB, 2x 1080ti | i7 3770, 16GB, some old quadro | i5 3210m, 8GB | some i7 macbook
Misc Systems: R5 3500U, 20GB | R5 2400G, 16GB | i5 7640X, 16GB, Vega56 | E5 2620, 8GB, R5 260 | P4 1.8ghz, 0.75GB, Voodoo 5 5500 | Athlon 64 x2 4400+, 1.5GB, FX 5800 Ultra | Pentium D 3.2ghz, 4GB, 7600gt | Celeron g460, 8GB, 730gt | 2x Athlon FX 74, 8GB, 8800gts 512 | FX 9590, 16GB, R9 295x2 | E350, 8GB | Phenom X4 2.6ghz, 16GB, 8800gt | random core2 duo/atom/i5/i7 laptops
User avatar
Aeonic
Militia Commander
Militia Commander
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:05 am
Location: Designing his dream ship.

I suppose that's true for me, too. I mostly play to try out how the new stuff I've implemented is working. Although I'll often as not stick with it and play through most of the game when everything is working right.
Last Cause Of Death: Destroyed by Karl Svalbard's last Lucifer missile, right after I blew him up. And the crowd cheers.
Image
Clear Air Turbulence
Closed Account
Closed Account
Posts: 136
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:49 pm

I play a combination of 1 and 2. I use absolutely no mods, but I don't start over when I die, I just take the score penalty.
Dalva
Militia Lieutenant
Militia Lieutenant
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:36 pm
Location: RXDV Labs orbiting Mars

i usually play 1 with a backup savegames ( making a backup of savefile everytime going into a new system )

then, i also play 3, with my NCC-1701E mod :D
Image
User avatar
doctorfrog
Anarchist
Anarchist
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:09 am

#2. I tend to ironman it, myself, and I'm surprised others here do as well. Though I've tired of the encyclopedic knowledge requirements of Nethack, I still consider Transcendence to be a roguelike. As such, can't play it any other way.

I hope an option is put in to auto-delete saves on death, even if only to satisfy that masochistic streak that Nethack and its ilk bring out.
Post Reply