Author Topic: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'  (Read 4376 times)

Offline RockyBst

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Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:46:48 PM »
Sooo... when was the decision taken to decrease the tick timer to 1 second?



I was working on the assumption that the super-terminal ticks were still about 15 seconds or so, which would give me time to move a cloaked force into place to take out the terminal out even if the command station went down. This turned out to be rather misguided.



I am now seriously considering nuking a planet on 9/9 difficulty for the first time. It's only the fact that I'm doing this game for a Let's Play thread that's keeping me from save scumming.

So, uh, last patch notes  I see still say 5 second ticks...

Offline keith.lamothe

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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 06:52:55 PM »
If a pulse is big enough it actually decreases the pulse size in return for shortening the interval; that's been the case for probably at least a year.


It knows that, secretly, deep down, you like that sort of thing ;)
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 08:05:42 PM »
p.s, for those wondering:



Why yes, that is 76 million threat mere seconds before my game desynced and crashed.

Offline Cinth

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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 08:09:46 PM »
When carriers need carriers for their carriers?


That sentence is mathematically correct.
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 08:38:16 PM »
I look at those screenshots, then I see Cinth's sig ...

Now I can't stop thinking of those carriers as a line of stepping stones stretched across the gravity well.

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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 08:42:12 PM »
To be fair, the sig was in response to a ST hack.
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 09:03:07 PM »
It all comes back to the Superterminal.

Honestly, the "end of the world" response crashing the game seems entirely appropriate.
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2014, 09:10:14 PM »
Uh huh.  Tell me to nuke it.  Tell the AI to crash it.

Lumbermill, meet torch.  Torch, meet Lumbermill.  Now you two play nice. 

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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2014, 09:13:30 PM »
The average torch would probably reduce the ambient temperature.
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2014, 09:25:11 PM »
Not gonna play nice.



Edit: Apparently I'm dual wielding.
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2014, 01:21:27 PM »
Not gonna play nice.



Edit: Apparently I'm dual wielding.
You might even say... dual welding.

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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2014, 01:51:03 PM »
*rimshot
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2014, 04:38:22 PM »
If you want to try and weld with a Propylene torch, go for it.  Best uses for these things are setting fire to stuff and brazing.

Also... who's the *rimshot for?  My obvious dual wield joke or the dual weld joke :p.

Timing is everything to a comedian.
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2014, 04:40:40 PM »
While I applaud (and practice) both pyromania and really bad puns, I was responding to the latter.
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Re: Super-Terminal 'Re-Balancing'
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 04:47:51 PM »
While I applaud (and practice) pyromania.

Can I interest you in an Acetylene Torch?  Lots of intentional and unintentional pyro there  :D
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Opened your save. My computer wept. Switched to the ST planet and ship icons filled my screen, so I zoomed out. Game told me that it _was_ totally zoomed out. You could seriously walk from one end of the inner grav well to the other without getting your feet cold.