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Offline abal7

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The Ark
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:11:36 AM »
Is the Ark removed from the game? I was thinking that Ark could be used as some sort of alternate victory condition - like if the ai progress gets too high and you start fighting a highly defensive war, then the ark is "unlocked" (think like a wonder from Age of empires), which serves as a vessel to travel to a new dimension / galaxy where the ai can't follow?

I'm imagining a scenario where you royally screw up, and you need to get every piece of scrap - send raiding parties to technology centres - do relentless hacking to get data - all for the technology to build the ark? What do you guys think?

EDIT: Inspired from home world 2 - the first scenario, when the mothership was built, and there was a desperate fight to escape

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Re: The Ark
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 08:38:34 AM »
The Ark is gone for now, but once we verify that the base post-pivot experience feels like Classic in spirit and feels fun, I want to add the Arks back in as a key early-game option. Basically we plan on making them like Champions in the first game, minus the nebula quests and potentially plus some other changes. I'd like to make them default on, but we'll see how that feels to folks.
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Re: The Ark
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 03:06:55 AM »
Ah cool! Thanks for the reply :). I Really love the idea of the ark, and I love the cool designs. Glad they will still be used!