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Old August 15th, 2006, 02:03 AM

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Default 3D Combat or What?

From what I've read of SE5, one of the new improvements over SE4 is 3D graphics; on the main site the features list: True 3D solar system.
3D space combat.
3D ground combat.

However, from the screenshots it looks like it's just 3D planets on the same old 2D hex grid for the system map and 3D ships on a 2D plane for space and ground combat. What's the deal?
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Old August 15th, 2006, 02:07 AM
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Default Re: 3D Combat or What?

No deal, that's just what it is. Real time rendered 3d graphics on a 2d plane.
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Default Re: 3D Combat or What?

What was that??? Did I just hear someone say "wow I play in Strategic only mode"

The moment I saw StarFury I had nightmares of someone deciding to include this awesome feature in SEV
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Default Re: 3D Combat or What?

No, you didn't.

Each "turn" is simply one second of nice, fair, balanced simultaneous move & fire action, at which point you can take half an hour to change all your orders if you wish.

In practice, however, strategic is the only way to play a serious game, for Obvious Reasons.
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Default Re: 3D Combat or What?

How many times this year has SJ referenced the Battle of Tudran - 10? 15? 100?
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Default Re: 3D Combat or What?

Yeah, well, it is still damn impressive.
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Default Re: 3D Combat or What?

Meh. It is nothing compared to some battles they had in Return to Hell (2?) where there were so many ships that there were a lot of overlaps with 2 ships starting in the same square.

What was that??? Did I just hear someone say "wow I play in Strategic only mode"

No, you did not. However, I technically could have, since I only really play SE4 in PBW mode. AI is just not a very satisfying opponent, and it doesn't respond well to my carefully RPed messages.
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