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The Mad Monk
17-06-2004, 07:59:14
Playing a modied game (thanks Corion!) that has every orbit filled.

MDA
17-06-2004, 16:07:31
Yes. I have Corion somewhere, but haven't used it in ages.

Venom
17-06-2004, 18:32:22
MoO mods? What?

The Mad Monk
17-06-2004, 20:30:24
There are a few editors out there that let you modify created games to a certain extent. Corion2 is probably the best out there, allowing you to shift stars around, change stats on all races, heroes, worlds, colonies, create worlds, colonies and ships (though it's never worked right for me on ships).

It's enough to create scenarios, if you're so inclined.

Deacon
18-06-2004, 10:10:59
I never played it as much as SMAC, so I'm actually still learning not to suck at it. But it's still alot of fun, and not as tedious as Space Empires IV. My favorite combat "tactic" is to use Doom Stars filled with Stellar Converters to bombard enemy planets during combat. Wipes out population while leaving the planet intact. AFAIK, there's no production penalty for slagging/glassing a planet. :)

MDA
18-06-2004, 10:53:36
It doesn't leave them as barren worlds? Interesting.

I usually kill the population and recolonize. Once you have a few fully populated planets, you can leave one or two on housing and keep moving the population to new worlds.

The Mad Monk
18-06-2004, 13:17:00
Fiends!

I never bombard planets.

Deacon
19-06-2004, 07:40:31
I suppose that it IS an atrocity, but the atrocity penalties in single player mode are nonexistent. :)

The Mad Monk
19-06-2004, 09:40:45
The penalties are self-imposed. I feel extremely guilty whenever I've done things like that in a game, even though it is just a game. I have never used nerve gas, planet busters*, nervestapling or punishment shperes in SMAC, genocided or bombarded defenseless populations, or destroyed a world* in MoO2, or poisoned wells or nuked cities* in Civ. They just don't feel good.

*Okay, so I tried the flashier ones once or twice, just to see the graphics -- but I always reloaded after that.

MDA
19-06-2004, 20:39:56
Give in to your hate. Let it make you strong.

Deacon
20-06-2004, 05:25:29
In SMAC, I use atrocities sparingly. In MOO2 and Space Empires IV, I sprinkle them around. :)

Venom
20-06-2004, 16:08:46
I atrocitize heavily.

Darkstar
21-06-2004, 02:58:00
In MoO2, I'd open death camps on captured worlds, destroy worlds... whatever was needed, based on the game I was playing.

Bombarding a world is definately a given in that game if I'm low on Marines. ;)

If you wage war, you are already endorsing atrocity. Why let your troops have all the fun?

The Mad Monk
21-06-2004, 08:09:54
If you're low on marines, just scrub their fleets for awhile, until you build enough. There's no rule that says you have to take a planet the moment you break it's defenses. :)

MDA
21-06-2004, 11:19:37
I either bombard, or play a telepath race. All or nothing.

Shining1
22-06-2004, 00:35:44
Telepath was the way to go for an aggressive style. Gets the new planet up to speed so much faster... :) No wasted resources or research on Marines and transports, either. And the opposite of guilt - you got a cute little race of funny looking aliens all happily serving you on the new planet straight away:D.

Darkstar
22-06-2004, 01:39:59
But you have to keep a Capital (Shipyard required) ship to keep conquered worlds in line until they are assimilated, S1.

Deacon
22-06-2004, 06:06:15
Now that I think about it, if you have enough freighters, you can always send enemy colonists to destination planets that are already full. With nowhere to put them, they get dumped in space. :)

Darkstar
22-06-2004, 17:47:18
Eh. Death camps or Xeno Centers, and then no problems either way in a short amount of time. ;)

The Mad Monk
23-06-2004, 05:42:55
Originally posted by Deacon
Now that I think about it, if you have enough freighters, you can always send enemy colonists to destination planets that are already full. With nowhere to put them, they get dumped in space. :)

I thought it went the other way -- the game "knows" you want those colonists there, so it kills off a few planetsiders to make room.

I used to "bump off" androids that way.

Deacon
24-06-2004, 00:03:35
I never tried it. Maybe it works one way for people, and another way for androids.