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Offline nas1m

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A question regarding the special traits of the races
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:15:05 AM »
I think I remember something being said about the individual traits of the races back when they were first introduced:

- Skylaxians are good at research
- Peltians are good at bombing stuff into the stone age from orbit
- etc

Are these actually represented in the game using real bonuses? If so, is there a way to view them in hard numbers yet?
Might be good to know *how* good e.g. the Peltians are at bombing ;)...

Or are they just part of the flavor text?
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Re: A question regarding the special traits of the races
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 08:22:58 AM »
This article http://christophermpark.blogspot.com/2013/12/what-i-love-about-each-race-in-last.html really elaborated on a lot of the cool behind the scenes aspects of each race, but how much of this is really transparent to the player within the game itself? Like, when the Peltians attack a planet, does the game relay the information about the "suicide pods", or is it just calculations happening behind the scenes?

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Re: A question regarding the special traits of the races
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 08:26:56 AM »
This article http://christophermpark.blogspot.com/2013/12/what-i-love-about-each-race-in-last.html really elaborated on a lot of the cool behind the scenes aspects of each race, but how much of this is really transparent to the player within the game itself? Like, when the Peltians attack a planet, does the game relay the information about the "suicide pods", or is it just calculations happening behind the scenes?
That's my question ;D. Curious what Chris & Co will say...
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Re: A question regarding the special traits of the races
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 08:43:02 AM »
I had suicide pods mentioned in one of my games, I can't remember if it related to the Peltians though.

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Re: A question regarding the special traits of the races
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 08:53:15 AM »
None of that was flavor text, it's all regarding real things.  Some of it is more transparent than others.  With the peltians doing suicide pods, that not only is a mechanic that works differently than ground combat, it's something that you see happening on the sidebar as well.

THAT said, a lot of the numbers are too subtle.  Thanks for thinking of this, I'm going to twist some dials right now. :)
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Re: A question regarding the special traits of the races
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 08:54:19 AM »
None of that was flavor text, it's all regarding real things.  Some of it is more transparent than others.  With the peltians doing suicide pods, that not only is a mechanic that works differently than ground combat, it's something that you see happening on the sidebar as well.

THAT said, a lot of the numbers are too subtle.  Thanks for thinking of this, I'm going to twist some dials right now. :)
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