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Offline Azurian

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2014, 01:31:54 PM »
He had 1.6 million subscribers and is one of the biggest YouTube game critics and quite mainstream. This is extremely good news for Arcen and one of the best marketing for an indie that  can be done.
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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2014, 01:34:31 PM »
A little birdie told me the Steam spring sale starts tomorrow, so that's gonna hurt.

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2014, 01:41:38 PM »
A nice bit of exposure, congrats Arcen!

A little birdie told me the Steam spring sale starts tomorrow, so that's gonna hurt.
Maybe, but you can't prepare for every last thing, sooner or later, your little birdie of a game has to get out of the nest. I hope TLF's had a good launch, and that the karma wave continues.
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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2014, 01:55:54 PM »
TB video convinced a friend to finally drop cash on this one.

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2014, 02:36:01 PM »
TB video convinced a friend to finally drop cash on this one.

I convinced a friend of mine by saying it's like Game of Thornes, in space.
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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2014, 02:56:33 PM »
TB video convinced a friend to finally drop cash on this one.

I convinced a friend of mine by saying it's like Game of Thornes, in space.

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2014, 03:04:04 PM »
"My dear girl, there is but one hell, and we are living in it."

Ehem, yes, I watch GOT too.

Unit Lost also did TLF with good vibe... overall this is very nice for Arcen, I hope this means AI War 2, or a really good 4x game is coming ;p (after patching TLF of course)
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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2014, 03:15:16 PM »
Game of Thornes

I bet that one's a bit prickly. ;)

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2014, 03:18:10 PM »
Game of Thornes

I bet that one's a bit prickly. ;)
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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2014, 03:51:54 PM »
I think this thread should be sticked.
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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2014, 04:37:38 PM »
Not really sure if this is the best thread for this, but my biggest impediments to being fantastically enthralled with this game are pretty simple, but evidently they are not built into the game or the tooltips anywhere.

1) Getting Tech from Friendly races -> It would be really nice if I could just buy Techs from a friendly race.
i.e. - We can research techs together
i.e. - I can get them to share techs with other races (sometimes detrimentally to themselves, there should be a check so that they don't gift technologies to races they don't like)
i.e. - I can steal Techs from people
- But I cannot go to the Acutians, Andors, Skylaxians, etc. and say, "Hey, you have this cool tech that I would like, I want to buy it from you for X Credits/Voting Proxies/Influence, etc."

2) Game Timing -> I cannot find anything that indicates how long (in game time) that a game should last.  This seriously impacts my willingness to do long term contracts.
For instance - why would I ever want to spend 10 months building influence at a rate of 0.1 per month?  Is the game so long (in game time) that I can twiddle my thumbs for that length of time for such a small gain?
Why would I want to spend 60 months researching a tech with a race?  Granted we both get a tech, but if I burn 5 years of game time, would the Thoraxians (or whatever similar race in a specific game) have conquered the rest of the galaxy in that time?
So really, do I have 100s of years to build a Federation, or do I need to be engaged in a manic-state of combat at all times?

Unlike AI War, Bionic Dues, and Skyward Collapse where there is a nicely defined "I do this and get X, but the <other guys> get Y" mechanic, that seems to be missing from Last Federation.  Since I am not sure if a game will take 10 years or 100 years...I find myself unwilling to do anything that takes more than 5 months of game time, and then I wonder if there are many other things I could be doing that is a better use of my "in-game-time."

The "Computer Advisor" throws out some suggestions, which are helpful, but they don't tell me - "Hey, it's okay to go spend 10 years getting the Andors to think you are the greatest being in the galaxy and bring them into the Federation".

Seriously - aside from that this game is awesome and I like playing it, but I think I'm suffering from "ambiguity paralysis" at this point.

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2014, 04:41:44 PM »
Congratulations on getting a "WTF".
While I'm not a big fan of TB's style of presentation, he certainly commands a lot of eyeballs, and so this can only be a good thing for Arcen.

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2014, 04:58:39 PM »
Indarien's post has been Mantised (sent to bug tracker)
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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2014, 05:19:43 PM »
A little birdie told me the Steam spring sale starts tomorrow, so that's gonna hurt.

I hope your birdie is right. Not that I need any more games lol

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Re: WTF is... The Last Federation
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2014, 05:38:27 PM »
Lol Total Biscuit helped  fixed a bug in the next patch just by talking about it.

"The races now react with proper pleasure or alarm at the following things that you can do:
Undermine Rival Economy (10 pos, 30 neg).
Dump Toxic Waste On Planet (50 pos, 150 neg).
Are there others you notice? If so, please let us know!
Thanks to Total Biscuit for pointing this out."
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