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Gusset November 27th, 2006 07:49 PM

quiet forum...
Well, this corner of the forum seems kinda quiet. I'll be bold and kick things off.

Opponent wanted... Just asking on the IRC channel hasn't generated a whole lot of response as of yet (must be asking at the wrong time of day/week).

Anyone up for a PBEM or PBFTP game? Drop me a message on this site. Note that while I've played MOO2 online for years, I'm new to SE, so I'm a little foggy on how the process works.


Phoenix-D November 28th, 2006 01:34 AM

Re: quiet forum...
Everyone's still getting a handle on the game, I think. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif Were you wanting Stock, or the Balance Mod?

The process works fairly simply. The players send in their empire files, the host sets up the game (making sure to select Different Machines), then sends out the first turn.

The only wrinkle is Simultaneous mode. That's how most SE players prefer to play multiplayer. Here, instead of the turn file being passed from player to player, its sent to all players at once, then they send the turn back to the host. Once all the turns are in the host runs the turn and sends out the next one.

Gusset November 28th, 2006 02:31 AM

Re: quiet forum...
I'm thinking Balance Mod. A 1 vs. 1 game in a small quadrant with minimal AI empires might be best for a first game, to get a feel for things.

But I'd be open to just about anything...I just want to get my feet wet.

Phoenix-D November 28th, 2006 02:38 AM

Re: quiet forum...
Do you have an account with Play by Web? They just announced SE5 functionality, and it makes the process so much easier. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif


Sign up and look for the game Gusset vs Phoenix-D, then click Join game.

Gusset November 28th, 2006 03:41 AM

Re: quiet forum...
OK, I signed up and joined the game. I don't know how many race points to use in my empire file, though.

Phoenix-D November 28th, 2006 02:25 PM

Re: quiet forum...
hah. Oops. Use 2000.

Also, it looks like PBW doesn't support mods yet, so I'll be running the turns manually. From your end nothing changes, you just won't get the next turn right away like you would normally. Make sure you have version .99 of the Balance Mod, as well.

Gusset November 28th, 2006 02:44 PM

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Balance .99 sounds fine. As of yet I can see no way to upload my empire file. I assume another button or other option will become visible when I'm able to.

Phoenix-D November 28th, 2006 02:59 PM

Re: quiet forum...
Should be able to now. Its been a while since I started a PBW game, forgot I had to hit accept before you could do so.

Gusset November 28th, 2006 04:46 PM

Re: quiet forum...
OK, I uploaded. 2000 race points, zero starting tech point. I'll likely do most of my turns in the evenings or early mornings (US west coast).

Do players in SE games agree to certain "rules" that I should know about? For instance, when playing MOO2 online we usually outlaw invading the AI, and "ban" the use of certain technologies, for purposes of balance. I'm not suggesting anything, just providing examples to illustrate my question.

Also, are multiplayer SE games played in a "seek out and militarily destroy your opponent(s)" mindset, or do players try for different sorts of victory conditions?

Sorry for the newbie questions. I'm looking forward to this. I hope I don't bore you with too easy of a victory. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif

Phoenix-D November 28th, 2006 07:19 PM

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First turn is up and ready to go. Low number of AIs, High Difficulty, no bonus, all other game settings standard.

Victory conditions can be set per game. For this one, its beat the crap out of everyone else. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif

Only house-rule I'd suggest is no using troops on AI homeworlds. They don't build enough troops early, so its too easy to grab one off the bat.

Phoenix-D December 13th, 2006 02:57 PM

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And done. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif You actually did pretty well Guesset, considering your starting location was utter crap.

I'll throw the rematch game up as soon as Geo has 1.00 set up on PBW. No AIs this time- they didn't really -do- much. If they had I would have been in hot water, because I was smack in the middle with you to the north, the Sergetti to the south and east, and the Sithrak the other way.

Captain Kwok December 13th, 2006 05:07 PM

Re: quiet forum...
The AI is hesitant to attack when there is still unexplored systems available. It's something I'm going to change for aggressive races in v1.01...

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