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Offline bobsky

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first time playing
« on: September 30, 2015, 03:19:21 PM »
Version 3 is the only version I've played and I just wanted to provide some brief feedback as it is the least I can do for the beta key. I would like to preface this by saying that I actually know almost nothing about the game and this was really my first exposure to it.

I enjoyed the variety of buildings and resources (such as water or electricity) and enjoyed researching new ones.  I thought it was unusual that I was researching buildings that had requirements on things that seemed to be later in the tech tree. I think I unlocked office buildings before I had computing power (and some other things as well). Its not a big deal, but thought I would mention it.

Combat was confusing. As I was playing, I began to receive strange messages from a computer, but I had no idea what it was in reference to. Then a bit later I would appear to be in combat with nothing, but after another hour I realized that some neutral monster a million miles away was agro yet did not seem to be actively attacking me. I just kept hitting end turn on these battles and there didn't really seem to be any meaning.

This are my thoughts after about two hours of playtime.

Before I knew it, the AI had taken over the entire map. My goal was to build 4 guild halls and have a high population to complete act 1. I don't think I had access to guild halls unless that is old terminology for "local authority" building. I tried to expand, but it seems that because the AI took over the entire map that the only way I would be able to is with war. I tried to attack the nearest AI local authority, but I wasn't able to do a reasonable amount of damage. I only had access to scouts and a barracks for military. I built about 20 barracks, but after constantly attacking for 30 minutes I was only able to damage the target down to 60%. The tool tip said that my military power was like 500 and the enemy had 250. Anyway, I basically gave up at that point.

The AI I was attacking would periodically appear to "warp" some very strong offenses into my territory only to have them disappear the following turn. I was able to mouse over these units and see that they had about 500 attack power each! That is 6x more than my barracks. I wonder if I just didn't have access to better military and they did?

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Re: first time playing
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 03:36:52 PM »
Version 3 is the only version I've played and I just wanted to provide some brief feedback as it is the least I can do for the beta key. I would like to preface this by saying that I actually know almost nothing about the game and this was really my first exposure to it.

I enjoyed the variety of buildings and resources (such as water or electricity) and enjoyed researching new ones.  I thought it was unusual that I was researching buildings that had requirements on things that seemed to be later in the tech tree. I think I unlocked office buildings before I had computing power (and some other things as well). Its not a big deal, but thought I would mention it.

Combat was confusing. As I was playing, I began to receive strange messages from a computer, but I had no idea what it was in reference to. Then a bit later I would appear to be in combat with nothing, but after another hour I realized that some neutral monster a million miles away was agro yet did not seem to be actively attacking me. I just kept hitting end turn on these battles and there didn't really seem to be any meaning.

This are my thoughts after about two hours of playtime.

Before I knew it, the AI had taken over the entire map. My goal was to build 4 guild halls and have a high population to complete act 1. I don't think I had access to guild halls unless that is old terminology for "local authority" building. I tried to expand, but it seems that because the AI took over the entire map that the only way I would be able to is with war. I tried to attack the nearest AI local authority, but I wasn't able to do a reasonable amount of damage. I only had access to scouts and a barracks for military. I built about 20 barracks, but after constantly attacking for 30 minutes I was only able to damage the target down to 60%. The tool tip said that my military power was like 500 and the enemy had 250. Anyway, I basically gave up at that point.

The AI I was attacking would periodically appear to "warp" some very strong offenses into my territory only to have them disappear the following turn. I was able to mouse over these units and see that they had about 500 attack power each! That is 6x more than my barracks. I wonder if I just didn't have access to better military and they did?
1 I think that's intentional although there probably wouldn't be any harm in moving the computing core down

2 that sounds like a bug you should probably report that.(by clicking the on the button called mantis next to the home button)

3 the ai taking all the land around quite simply shouldn't happen that's a bug.(also warfare isn't really meant to be a thing in this act asides from monsters by the way)

4 guildhalls don't exist in act 1 if your being demanded to for clearing the first act then that's a bug and your never going to be able to.(not that it actually matters since act 2 is in jank mode in till its finished)

5 did they look like flying saucers? if so then that's a thing the ai has ace's to although I'm not sure if your meant to be able to encounter them in act 1

ps welcome! and have fun! just remember this games in progress so janky ness at times should be expected!.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2015, 03:39:06 PM by crazyroosterman »
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Re: first time playing
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 09:31:16 PM »
I got surrounded by AI as well, by turn 50 or 60? They seem to prioritize taking territory more than I did, considering how seemingly not all that functional my own area was.

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Re: first time playing
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 03:43:08 PM »
1 I think that's intentional although there probably wouldn't be any harm in moving the computing core down

2 that sounds like a bug you should probably report that.(by clicking the on the button called mantis next to the home button)

3 the ai taking all the land around quite simply shouldn't happen that's a bug.(also warfare isn't really meant to be a thing in this act asides from monsters by the way)

4 guildhalls don't exist in act 1 if your being demanded to for clearing the first act then that's a bug and your never going to be able to.(not that it actually matters since act 2 is in jank mode in till its finished)

5 did they look like flying saucers? if so then that's a thing the ai has ace's to although I'm not sure if your meant to be able to encounter them in act 1

ps welcome! and have fun! just remember this games in progress so janky ness at times should be expected!.

thanks for the information! with regard to 5, they did look like phased flying saucers.

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Re: first time playing
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 05:01:22 PM »
1 I think that's intentional although there probably wouldn't be any harm in moving the computing core down

2 that sounds like a bug you should probably report that.(by clicking the on the button called mantis next to the home button)

3 the ai taking all the land around quite simply shouldn't happen that's a bug.(also warfare isn't really meant to be a thing in this act asides from monsters by the way)

4 guildhalls don't exist in act 1 if your being demanded to for clearing the first act then that's a bug and your never going to be able to.(not that it actually matters since act 2 is in jank mode in till its finished)

5 did they look like flying saucers? if so then that's a thing the ai has ace's to although I'm not sure if your meant to be able to encounter them in act 1

ps welcome! and have fun! just remember this games in progress so janky ness at times should be expected!.

thanks for the information! with regard to 5, they did look like phased flying saucers.
np I always enjoy responding to new blood personally I'm not really sure if your meant to be encountering saucers in act 1 since I have a weird bug which keeps me from fighting my neighbours although nobody else seems to have encountered them so I'm not sure ill ask Chris and get back to you on this one. edit so apparently it can happen but you really really really need to provoke a race to make them do that but it sounds like you didn't have a choice space wise so you should perhaps report this.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 05:49:15 PM by crazyroosterman »
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