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Forum: Star Legacy September 19th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,771
Posted By jars_u
Question Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

Anything new to share on Star Legacy Development?

Recent emails from Impulse about a discount on Star Ruler (http://starruler.blind-mind.com/) reminded me how long its been since I bought a 4X...
Forum: Star Legacy May 14th, 2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,441
Posted By jars_u
Re: Combat Mechanics

Because of their superior speed on the tactical map I always found drones without any weapons or warheads were best used to blockade the worm holes/warp points. Enemy ships would just chase them...
Forum: Star Legacy May 13th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,441
Posted By jars_u
Re: Combat Mechanics

I remember drones which you could add warheads too and use like a kind of missile - but the missiles (always preferred the torpedo's myself) that you could build into a ship were more fixed from what...
Forum: Star Legacy May 10th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,535
Posted By jars_u
Re: Off Topic Thread

I agree - I'm glad to see the genre is alive and well. Here are a couple of other projects/recent releases that might be of interest:

Star Ruler (http://starruler.blind-mind.com/)

Thousand...
Forum: Star Legacy May 10th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,441
Posted By jars_u
Re: Combat Mechanics

SE4/5 modeled each of these effectively I think but my concern with weapons in general was besides the incremental upgrades (version 1, 2, etc.) some of the actual distinguishing characteristics of...
Forum: Star Legacy May 8th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,535
Posted By jars_u
Question Re: Off Topic Thread

I'm curious to solicit thoughts from people who have played

Distant Worlds (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/distantworlds?q=Distant%20Worlds) and Armada 2526...
Forum: Star Legacy May 8th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,535
Posted By jars_u
Re: Off Topic Thread

How in general terms is combat and ship design handled in Distant Worlds? From looking at some of the video online I get the impression it is a RTS - select all gaggle kind of affair. How does ship...
Forum: Star Legacy May 6th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,441
Posted By jars_u
Re: Combat Mechanics

I think this can still be resolved with the weapon characteristics themselves without the need for independent orders for individual platforms. The greater the range of the defensive weapon the...
Forum: Star Legacy May 5th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,535
Posted By jars_u
Link Re: game play examples

Saw Flotilla on Steam today - never heard of it or http://www.blendogames.com/ before and while it has some obvious limitations it for me is also intriguing enough to put money down on it. Thought...
Forum: Star Legacy May 4th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,441
Posted By jars_u
Re: Combat Mechanics

I agree with Gregstrom that sounds like MM Hell - I think SE resolved this nicely by having point defense weapons whose only function/ability was to fire on incoming missiles etc. - this affords the...
Forum: Star Legacy May 1st, 2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,535
Posted By jars_u
Re: Off Topic Thread

They were forced to eat Robin's minstrels... and there was much rejoicing.
Forum: Star Legacy May 1st, 2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,834
Posted By jars_u
Re: Ship Talk

I see on page 2 of the off topic thread there is a discussion that also address this issue in some detail - I think the off topic is now on topic and we need a new off topic thread! :confused:
Forum: Star Legacy May 1st, 2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,535
Posted By jars_u
Re: Off Topic Thread

:up: I think that sounds like an excellent implementation. Would also allow firing arcs for capital ships to have meaningful repercussions for both design and combat strategies. Also if capital...
Forum: Star Legacy May 1st, 2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,834
Posted By jars_u
Re: Ship Talk

Ship design was always one of my favorite aspects of both SE4 & 5 - but managing and upgrading all the incremental designs was certainly a chore especially as the game went on.

Unless SL affords...
Forum: Star Legacy May 1st, 2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,708
Posted By jars_u
Re: Planets and Resources

I think that an excellent idea that I would also like to see implemented in some fashion in SL - could add some real depth to the game on a number of levels.
Forum: Star Legacy April 21st, 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,834
Posted By jars_u
Re: Ship Talk

Designing better ships and then using them to blow stuff up better is one of my favorite aspects of 4X so I'm in favor of the general idea of ship design having real depth that impacts combat...
Forum: Star Legacy April 20th, 2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,708
Posted By jars_u
Re: Planets and Resources

I see what you mean now - that is a further abstraction - one that I think could work - but I was thinking more along the lines of placing 5 mines at specific points around the moon instead of just...
Forum: Star Legacy April 18th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,834
Posted By jars_u
Re: Ship Talk

The option to choose and further customize a "leader ability" to me would be welcome and also allow for further customization (attack bonus, trade bonus, etc.) I also agree that there should be a...
Forum: Star Legacy April 18th, 2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,708
Posted By jars_u
Re: Planets and Resources

I agree I think systems and the ability to customize for games in SE4 was something that wasn't broke - just trying to fully grasp what was inferred or what might be possible with "zones". But as I...
Forum: Star Legacy April 17th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,708
Posted By jars_u
Re: Planets and Resources

I not sold good or bad but I would think having specific defined zones would increase not decrease the level of micromanagement as you have defined it.

Having zones that correlate for the...
Forum: Star Legacy April 17th, 2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,771
Posted By jars_u
Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

I think this is an especially good idea that would add some good depth both in being able to hire or sell mercenary services. Players that focus all on butter could use that cash to hire the guns. ...
Forum: Star Legacy April 15th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,535
Posted By jars_u
Re: Off Topic Thread

Sticking to Their Guns: BioShock 2 Devs Revive XCOM… as a First-Person Shooter

http://www.xcom.com/index.html
Forum: Star Legacy April 11th, 2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,834
Posted By jars_u
Re: Ship Talk

GSB didn't really excite me but I thought the overall concept certainly has some merits that can be utilized in a turn based execution. I agree that having a legion of ships and just throwing them...
Forum: Star Legacy April 1st, 2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,771
Posted By jars_u
Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

From what I best remember about playing X-Com

* RPG aspect of seeing your soldiers advance in skill as well as being able to customize their equipment by mission/preference
* destructible...
Forum: Star Legacy April 1st, 2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,834
Posted By jars_u
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