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Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« on: June 17, 2015, 05:13:53 PM »
Notes: http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Stars_Beyond_Reach_Beta_Phase_2_Release_Notes#Version_0.895

Some of the least-clear stuff on the top interface should hopefully be a lot more clear now, and the AIs are now a lot better at managing territories (we still have more to do, but they claim territories now, which is great).  We also now have passive-until-aggro'd monsters, which is very exciting for me personally.  Expect to see a lot more of that in the coming weeks, there is some awesome artwork Blue has already completed in that area.
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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 07:52:06 PM »
Look like there's an issue with mapgen (or else I'm missing something important).  I have thoraxian nests spawning in every territory.  I added a Mantis ticket here.

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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 08:04:36 PM »
Are seaports supposed to be built in the middle of an ocean by the AI? If not, then the peltians in my game are cheating  :P

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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 08:05:59 PM »
Dropping your lander into a territory should probably eliminate the monsters in that territory.  I'm getting attacked as soon as I place my lander and build explorer camps.

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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 08:18:01 PM »
Liking the new passive rogues, once I got a game started (same issue as Billick). Makes the early game much more thought-provoking, as I work out how to fit my fledgling city into a single territory. Expansionism is definitely working, I saw the AI grab some land - that adds a nice time pressure to my decision making too.

No report on later-game play yet, as I wiped myself out around turn 100, by stupidly attacking the Neinzul. They had more missiles than I thought *facepalm*

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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 01:59:19 AM »
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they claim territories now, which is great

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Yay !

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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 11:14:51 AM »
Look like there's an issue with mapgen (or else I'm missing something important).  I have thoraxian nests spawning in every territory.  I added a Mantis ticket here.

Fixed, thanks. :)

Are seaports supposed to be built in the middle of an ocean by the AI? If not, then the peltians in my game are cheating  :P

Not supposed to happen -- the AIs are defnitely cheating in a few ways on placement, and they're also overly restricted in some other ways.  Some bugs I have to hunt down with them..

They had more missiles than I thought

Epitaph!  ;D
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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 04:26:26 PM »
Are seaports supposed to be built in the middle of an ocean by the AI? If not, then the peltians in my game are cheating  :P

Not supposed to happen -- the AIs are defnitely cheating in a few ways on placement, and they're also overly restricted in some other ways.  Some bugs I have to hunt down with them..

Ok, I'll mantis it then :)

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Re: Beta 0.895 (Top Bar And AI Expansionism)
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 05:06:45 PM »
Thanks!
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