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Offline zoutzakje

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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2011, 03:11:46 PM »
I vote for shield remains. That means rebuilding my command center environment is a fire-and-forget thing, not having to wait for the CC to finish before I can make the FF again.

exactly. It wouldn't be the first time I would forget to rebuild my FF and have my command station destroyed again really quickly. FF remains would avoid this, plus enabling me to focus my attention on something else, instead of having to wait till command station finishes building.
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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2011, 03:17:19 PM »
I know it was my idea, but I've thought of at least one potential counterargument: sometimes you don't want your shields rebuilt. Like in exactly that sort of situation, I might have a CC + a spire civ leader/factory4/fab/other valuable thing that I'm protecting under one or more strong FFs. If the whole thing ends up getting bulldozed over by the AI, once rebuilding I typically will rebuild with no FF, or a weak one at most. If auto-rebuilding exists, now that's actually one more thing I have to remember to do when rebuilding (clear away remains of multiple large FFs or whatever), instead of one less, or else I'll end up dropping lots of resources where I didn't mean to.

That being said, I still think it's worth it overall.

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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2011, 04:12:51 PM »
It could be made an option for the remains to be left under the per-planet/galaxy-wide settings menus. That'd give some control over it.

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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011, 06:02:12 PM »
I know it was my idea, but I've thought of at least one potential counterargument: sometimes you don't want your shields rebuilt. Like in exactly that sort of situation, I might have a CC + a spire civ leader/factory4/fab/other valuable thing that I'm protecting under one or more strong FFs. If the whole thing ends up getting bulldozed over by the AI, once rebuilding I typically will rebuild with no FF, or a weak one at most. If auto-rebuilding exists, now that's actually one more thing I have to remember to do when rebuilding (clear away remains of multiple large FFs or whatever), instead of one less, or else I'll end up dropping lots of resources where I didn't mean to.

That being said, I still think it's worth it overall.

to counter your counter, I could say the same for turrets. They only rebuild automatically after you take the manual act of colonization.
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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2011, 11:03:47 PM »
I miss control nodes. Without having some fine tuning control, this could be really annoying.
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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2011, 11:18:49 PM »
I miss control nodes. Without having some fine tuning control, this could be really annoying.

Per planet as well as global control options maybe? With the per planet settings (if set) overriding the global (which sadly would require some sort of tri-state checkbox for the per planet version)

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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011, 03:14:52 AM »
I miss control nodes. Without having some fine tuning control, this could be really annoying.

We still have the same level of control but through a menu, right?

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Re: Should shields leave remains?
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2011, 07:16:47 AM »
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