Author Topic: Harder strategic difficulty?  (Read 845 times)

Offline Faulty Logic

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Harder strategic difficulty?
« on: April 24, 2014, 02:44:18 PM »
What do people think?

After around 5 or so games, I don't find the strategic portion much of a challenge.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 02:55:18 PM by Faulty Logic »
If warheads can't solve it, use more warheads.

Offline NickAragua

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 04:19:52 PM »
I'm unlikely to ever use it, but sure, knock yourself out.

Offline Cpt. Shovedaddy

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 05:23:07 PM »
One thing I've noticed about the hard strategic difficulty, in the description during advanced start it says that races will become spacefareing three times faster than normal. In game however I have noticed that races take significantly longer to reach the stars on hard difficulty than on normal. Maybe it has something to do with lower compatibility numbers on a hard start but I think having the races master spaceflight early would go a long way to developing a harder, more complex situation early game and help combat the early trade route based federations we've been seeing.

Offline Mick

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 05:28:06 PM »
One thing I've noticed about the hard strategic difficulty, in the description during advanced start it says that races will become spacefareing three times faster than normal. In game however I have noticed that races take significantly longer to reach the stars on hard difficulty than on normal.

It's possible that it's just bugged and the difficulty modifier is inverted.

Offline SuperCactus

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 05:30:40 PM »

Offline Cpt. Shovedaddy

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 05:43:52 PM »
Ah, glad to see that it has already been noted, I'm sure the team will get around to it soon enough. On another note, I'm really excited to hear about the new 'Federation points" system as that seems like it could go a long way toward obsoleting the trade route issue I mentioned earlier.

Offline Platypus

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 08:01:34 PM »
I'm all for it. Never a bad thing to have more options in my opinion.

Ooh and extra starting options like; Disease Frequency, Pirate Exodus Severity. It's a lot of fun to try to salvage a total crud situation.

Offline Lord Fiddlemeister

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2014, 03:52:23 AM »
I would love a harder difficulty for the strategic map, as the increased amount of activities makes the galaxy a lot more lively. Right now, I don't feel there's much difference between easy and hard, apart from more pirates and more warfare, which actually helps the player gain credits and influence thanks to the dispatch missions

Offline Silverfire

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Re: Harder strategic difficulty?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014, 03:39:02 PM »
Honestly, hard strategic difficulty is hard in kind of the wrong ways. I'd prefer like, a 1.5x or 2x extra penalty on all negative influence actions if you really wanted a challenge. Minor for small things, but taking outposts, giving spacefaring, aiding in war would all become very critical decisions.