Author Topic: neutering the core IV worlds  (Read 1275 times)

Offline sincrofashad

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neutering the core IV worlds
« on: August 20, 2015, 12:07:52 AM »
Can you neuter the level IV worlds adjacent to the AI homeworlds without putting them or the homeworld on permanent alert?  I can see on my map that other worlds where the only thing left is the command station and the warp generator are not on permanent alert, but wasn't sure if the core worlds behaved differently.

Is it even worth doing?  I plan on taking and holding with a Mil III station a planet 3 hops from the AI homeworlds, to keep a one planet buffer between me and the lvl IV core world, but want to be able to neuter both of those to have a fairly easy shot at getting my fleet intact to the homeworld.

-Sinc

Offline Traveller

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Re: neutering the core IV worlds
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 02:01:37 PM »
Enemy command center intact, <50? of your military units present at the moment, no special weird enemy buildings that specifically talk about putting things on alert -> you're fine.

Yeah, neutering or outright taking those core worlds is often par for the course. 

Offline sincrofashad

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Re: neutering the core IV worlds
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 03:39:25 PM »
Thanks.  Good to know I'm not shooting myself in the foot.

I just realized I am about to pass 25 hours in my first game.  I'm probably being a wee bit too methodical about stuff.

-Sinc

Offline Aklyon

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Re: neutering the core IV worlds
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 05:24:16 PM »
Nah, theres nothing (aside from options like spire civ leaders, auto aip, colony rebellions, zenith miners, or exowaves that grow in strength gradually) for you to need to be in a hurry for. Theres even a seperate clock if you hover over the timer for combining time spent playing and spent paused.

Offline sincrofashad

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Re: neutering the core IV worlds
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 06:40:17 PM »
Hah, I didn't know that.  36 hours, 19 minutes and counting, if I include paused time.

Granted, some of that is from pausing the game to go get a bite to eat or have a smoke, but a lot of it is just me having the game paused while I look at stuff and try to figure out what to do next.

-Sinc