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Offline Bas92

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2012, 04:23:19 PM »
Steam group for European players:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/aiwareuropeanfleet

Anyone can join. Please only join if your timezone is around GMT+1. We play 7/7 to 9/9 games quite regularly and we're always willing to help if you're new to this game ;). We also have our own Hamachi server, just contact any of us if you want the info.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2012, 04:06:40 AM »
Steam group for European players:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/aiwareuropeanfleet

Anyone can join. Please only join if your timezone is around GMT+1. We play 7/7 to 9/9 games quite regularly and we're always willing to help if you're new to this game ;). We also have our own Hamachi server, just contact any of us if you want the info.

You might see me in a few months once we move to Germany.

Offline whodabudda

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2012, 01:28:09 AM »
I started playing AI Fleet Command about 6 mo. ago, and have well over a hundred hours into it.  I've read the guides,  however  I can't come close to winning a game.  When the AI decides to attack with 6K ships ( sometimes with 140K ships,  but the results are the same),  its game over, period.   And it always happens.  There are not enough data centers to keep AI progress low.  Unless I kill AI command stations, the situation always evovolves at best into a stalemate, where the AI attacks on enough fronts to keep me too busy to persue additional strategy.   I use the default settings of easy, 80 planets.  Things go south when the AI gets to 500 or so.   I'm not a fan of using cheats,  but without them, I can't see how the game is winnable.   It just doesn't seem possible to obtain enough resources to attack the AI Home without pushing it past 500.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2012, 01:50:33 AM »
I'm not a fan of using cheats,  but without them, I can't see how the game is winnable.   It just doesn't seem possible to obtain enough resources to attack the AI Home without pushing it past 500.

For some tactical inspiration, I offer up a couple of my recent AARs:

Insanity of Difficulty run
AI 9 through 10 run(s)
Disposable Heroes

It's quite doable.  If you want to discuss your strategies/tactics/options, drop a post or two on the main board describing your situation and older players will usually be happy to help you discuss your options and where your tactics might be making the game a lot more difficult for you then it needs to be.
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Offline zoutzakje

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2012, 06:36:21 AM »
what Wanderer said =)
Post your situation with questions in the strategy category (or write a story and put it in the AAR section) and some of the more experienced players here will be more than happy to help you =)
http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,10328.msg100587.html#msg100587

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Offline ShiroIchida

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2013, 06:04:57 PM »
Unfortunately the Steam community is too large to effectively organize games. If you have over 150 members, you can't actually chat with anybody without first adding them as a friend. This makes it cumbersome at best.

I'm not sure how to fix this, but I made a smaller steam group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/aiwarmulti1 that will hopefully allow for easier communication.

Offline Magron

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2014, 03:38:56 PM »
well..i FOUND the game on Steam, but I can already see I need to come here to really learn how to play it.  This isn't one for the stupid or lazy is it?
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Offline Aklyon

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2014, 04:30:27 PM »
well..i FOUND the game on Steam, but I can already see I need to come here to really learn how to play it.  This isn't one for the stupid or lazy is it?
Are you asking from the perspective of a typical diff 7 game, or a diff 1?

Offline Magron

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2014, 05:28:45 PM »
well..i FOUND the game on Steam, but I can already see I need to come here to really learn how to play it.  This isn't one for the stupid or lazy is it?
Are you asking from the perspective of a typical diff 7 game, or a diff 1?

Rhetorical question mate, but consider it from the perspective of a 30+ year computer gamer who's had this game for all of 3 or 4 days and has been handicapped by a very bad cold in trying to get into it.
And offered not as a complaint but a compliment.
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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2014, 07:03:54 PM »
well..i FOUND the game on Steam, but I can already see I need to come here to really learn how to play it.  This isn't one for the stupid or lazy is it?
Are you asking from the perspective of a typical diff 7 game, or a diff 1?

Rhetorical question mate, but consider it from the perspective of a 30+ year computer gamer who's had this game for all of 3 or 4 days and has been handicapped by a very bad cold in trying to get into it.
And offered not as a complaint but a compliment.


It's as difficult as you want it to be. I would start with difficulty five (since you are a veteran gamer). The game is considered balanced on difficulty seven. After you get the hang of things, then start going after challenges, like the avenger, showdown, fallen spire, etc.
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Offline Magron

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2014, 12:10:14 PM »
well..i FOUND the game on Steam, but I can already see I need to come here to really learn how to play it.  This isn't one for the stupid or lazy is it?
Are you asking from the perspective of a typical diff 7 game, or a diff 1?

Rhetorical question mate, but consider it from the perspective of a 30+ year computer gamer who's had this game for all of 3 or 4 days and has been handicapped by a very bad cold in trying to get into it.
And offered not as a complaint but a compliment.


It's as difficult as you want it to be. I would start with difficulty five (since you are a veteran gamer). The game is considered balanced on difficulty seven. After you get the hang of things, then start going after challenges, like the avenger, showdown, fallen spire, etc.

Yeah. after a few learning false start games I'm hacking my way thru a 6/6 fairly successfully now.. considering I still don't know most of the options.  I noticed the extreme flexibility in setting up games.. in fact the attention to details and all the little .. touches are quite impressive.  this is the kind of game i'll  come back to for years.
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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2014, 12:30:30 PM »
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Offline Magron

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2014, 03:31:09 PM »
Ahh, fresh meat! (EDIT: Vegetables bad! Meat good!)

and the AI is gorging itself. heh.
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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2014, 06:30:30 AM »
is this an official steam community ?

Offline Aklyon

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2014, 01:41:51 PM »
is this an official steam community ?
Are you asking as in Valve's steam groups ala the Summer Sale group, or as in Arcen's?