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Offline Aziphos

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deliver spacefaring tech
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:16:48 AM »
I noticed that at the moment there seems to be actually no drawback to deliver spacefaring tech to (nearly) everyone. The trick is to wait until there is only one minute left till a species would have developed it itself.
Maybe it would be a good idea to scale the reward with the time left in the spacefaring countdown.
Additionally I think the deliver mission could need some changes too, currently it is almost impossible to hit a spy-drone before 6 races are spacefaring and if there is no way it is possible to just leave.

Offline Misery

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Re: deliver spacefaring tech
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 07:52:31 AM »
From what I understand of the design intentions here (and I might be wrong), the spy probes ARE supposed to be the drawback, because it's a horrible risk if there's tons of them around.  And indeed, on higher difficulties, this is the case.  On Misery, I dont dare try more than 2, and even just that second one is very dangerous.  A third is outright impossible.

Changes are probably in store for this mission type overall.  I seem to recall Chris mentioning this, though I could be remembering things that didn't happen again.  But I'm pretty sure that was the case.  But for now, they're gonna be pretty much without threat on the lower difficulties.   As for what possible changes might happen, no idea. I'm rather hoping for a complete rework of this mission type.  The spy probes themselves just never quite work out very well.

Offline shadow9d9

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Re: deliver spacefaring tech
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 07:06:26 PM »
On normal, you could deliver it to everyone without a scratch as of 2 days ago.