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Forum: Star Legacy January 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,955
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: High level design thoughts

Very well said sir, I think you are onto something by mentioning more attention to the fiction and resilience of a good story as well as an RPG element to the game universe.

I too am not swayed so...
Forum: Star Legacy September 27th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,798
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

Sounds like a promising idea.

I just hope this doesn't turn into a spreadsheets in space game, because those I can't really stand anymore, hence why I never could get hooked on SEIV or SEV....
Forum: Star Legacy September 23rd, 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,798
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

This sounds like an intriguing idea to planet and resource management.

What I want to know is whether a players empire will have autonomous and self sufficient planet resources, ie will they be...
Forum: Star Legacy August 9th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,955
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: High level design thoughts

I find it interesting to have a point value system for science and other tech or ship/building components. Am I to assume Star Legacy will have a similar customisation screen available ala GSB for...
Forum: Star Legacy August 4th, 2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,955
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: High level design thoughts

Turn based is the way to do it if there are huge handicaps on gfx. And especially since I doubt a realtime effort with such a small budget will be upto speed. No disrespect at the wonderful creative...
Forum: Star Legacy July 7th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,955
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: High level design thoughts

Personally I would prefer smaller empires of no more than a dozen to 20 or so star systems each (total amount per galaxy maybe less than 200 or upto 150) with many planets and detailed variety of...
Forum: Star Legacy July 7th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,236
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Combat Mechanics

I am also with you on the GSB type combat resolution. I think anything that doesn't detract from the real substance to this game is a positive thing. Combat for Turn Based games is always a sticky...
Forum: Star Legacy July 1st, 2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,236
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Combat Mechanics

I have to agree with Gregstorm on this one. If the fans here have no idea how this game will be presented, then it makes picking and choosing the basic combat system difficult to say the least.
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Forum: Star Legacy June 25th, 2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,236
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Combat Mechanics

I have great faith in the makers of SL to come up with a worthy game. But I would hate to see some terribly painful and overly complex turn based system that bleeds all the fun and excitement out of...
Forum: Star Legacy June 24th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,236
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Combat Mechanics

Well then may I suggest going the route of small budget space combat 2d realtime strategy game Gratuituous Space Battles? (http://www.positech.co.uk/gratuitousspacebattles/) It is neither overly...
Forum: Star Legacy June 24th, 2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,236
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Combat Mechanics

Well then may I suggest going the route of small budget space combat 2d realtime strategy game Gratuituous Space Battles? (
) It is neither overly ambitious or necessarily turn based. When you...
Forum: Star Legacy June 16th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,236
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Combat Mechanics

Once upon a time (1998) there was a marvellous game called Decent: Freespace. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTD_Galatea) In fact it was so well developed and groundbreaking that the following year...
Forum: Star Legacy May 19th, 2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,307
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Off Topic Thread

I am actually currently playing Armada 2526, And I must say it has a way of growing on you. But maybe because I have had so little time to figure out its nuances. I am not sure if it would hold my...
Forum: Star Legacy May 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,307
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Off Topic Thread

Great news Ed Kolis! This is music to my ears. Finally a logarithmic scale system integrated with an epic space strategy game :)

I don't think it has ever been done before but mind you I will be...
Forum: Star Legacy May 8th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,472
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Planets and Resources

Thats precisely what I was hoping for mate! And you made a solid point that wars could in fact start this way. Imagine competing races with different habitat requirements laying waste to a pristine...
Forum: Star Legacy May 3rd, 2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,472
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Planets and Resources

Yeh hehe. I was also thinking the same thing. I believe I posted something about having 15 races split up into 5 distinct types (http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/showthread.php?t=44832&page=8), each...
Forum: Star Legacy May 1st, 2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,472
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Planets and Resources

If theres one other thing that I would like to see in this game. It has to be a wider variety of stars (http://www.novacelestia.com/images/stars_interior.html) and terrestrial...
Forum: Star Legacy April 26th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,472
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Planets and Resources

I was also intruiged by multiple races colonising one world. It is an intersting concept. I would do with allies only, but also having the option of underground colonies if the civilization in...
Forum: Star Legacy April 21st, 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,472
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Planets and Resources

I dont know about how complex or how simplified you guys want this game to look like. But if what one Shrapnel programmer said here is true about multiple races being able to colonise single...
Forum: Star Legacy April 12th, 2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,307
Posted By MarcoPolo
Ok I have a topic of sorts, given this game...

Ok I have a topic of sorts, given this game centres on planet colonisation, thoughts of Avatar and planet Pandora come to mind, hehe.

In recent years the discovery of exoplanets (planets outside...
Forum: Star Legacy April 11th, 2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,691
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Ship Talk

I was under the impression that this game will have a 2D style of battle system.

It does make sense to makes things more simplistic in the interests of maintaining acheivable game dynamics...
Forum: Star Legacy April 11th, 2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,472
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Planets and Resources

There seems to be several ways to approach planets and resources. As some have suggested it can be planet focused or star system focused where the solar system itself is your playground; budding with...
Forum: Star Legacy March 29th, 2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,798
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

MOO2 was an amazing breakthrough for Space Empire games and there is no denying that. But it isnt the pinnacle of gaming dynamics and shouldn't be touted as the best games of this genre will ever...
Forum: Star Legacy March 25th, 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,798
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

I think the pitfalls to making such an overcomplicated system for the purposes of balancing turn based moves versus realtime ones are obvious. CPUs of today cant handle the type of ambitious gaming...
Forum: Star Legacy March 19th, 2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,798
Posted By MarcoPolo
Re: Welcome Star Legacy Development Group!

I agree its insane to run a game like CIV IV as a multiplayer as is. Its just crazy having to wait for the other person to resolve his turns within a given time limit. Real time is the way to go, you...
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