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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 1:37:12 AM   
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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 4:07:00 AM   
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ORIGINAL: tjhkkr

Okay, it is time to resume an old argument... an oldy but a goody...

Who would win, the Federation that considers a dunebuggy a major weapons system...
OR
Well 1 picture...




Data, if you use an ATTE, you might just get that ale and not sand in your face...

For the new folks on the forum... this is a friendly old game...
AND it is one that I usually loose... but end up laughing myself silly at someone's joke.


C'mon TJ....Doesn't the Empires most feared Imperial Walker come tumbling down with only a cable wrapped around it's legs?



FEAR THE ARMED FEDERATION BUGGY!




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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 7:02:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ehsumrell1


quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr

Okay, it is time to resume an old argument... an oldy but a goody...

Who would win, the Federation that considers a dunebuggy a major weapons system...
OR
Well 1 picture...




Data, if you use an ATTE, you might just get that ale and not sand in your face...

For the new folks on the forum... this is a friendly old game...
AND it is one that I usually loose... but end up laughing myself silly at someone's joke.


C'mon TJ....Doesn't the Empires most feared Imperial Walker come tumbling down with only a cable wrapped around it's legs?



FEAR THE ARMED FEDERATION BUGGY!





Heh, who need walkers anyway? Just blast it from orbit with the Death Star, easiest way to be sure.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 9:35:49 AM   
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A naval acadamy.What could that mean in gameplay terms.Experience for ships now included?

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 11:05:23 AM   
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NAVAL academy, not space academy. After the tank factory this definetly proves an improved planet area battle.

Either you now need troops depending on the type of planet to invade (navy for ocean planets) or we get war zones on a planet.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 11:19:25 AM   
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The graphic shows space ships and not boats in a harbour.In sci fi terminology naval usually means your space fleet,hence frigate,destroyer,tec.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 1:22:27 PM   
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Here's one more...








looks kinda like a victory picture

but the attachment description pretty much gives that one away

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 1:37:46 PM   
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A pair of wonders which give empire wide bonuses to ground and space combat. 

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 1:50:59 PM   
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Is it a different artist? It looks a very basic when compared to the previous expansions art.

< Message edited by ASHBERY76 -- 10/17/2012 2:14:29 PM >

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 2:17:38 PM   
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Apart from the stuff overhead, it looks like a mediocre regional capital kind of building :)

Enhanced ground combat (with flying elements) is the most logical conclusion indeed. As for troops, I have always thought of them as very abstracted force units. It is not like a civilization jumping between stars would drop 20000 guys with assault rifles to reenact the Vietnam War (even they had a bit more)...

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 3:30:59 PM   
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One more small unknown picture - another wave of speculation begins...

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/17/2012 5:36:30 PM   
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Apart from the stuff overhead, it looks like a mediocre regional capital kind of building :)

Enhanced ground combat (with flying elements) is the most logical conclusion indeed. As for troops, I have always thought of them as very abstracted force units. It is not like a civilization jumping between stars would drop 20000 guys with assault rifles to reenact the Vietnam War (even they had a bit more)...


Agreed.I did not see the "troop" as an infantry brigade but a whole combined army.I have issues with independent unit types at this scale.A wargame style structure should be used.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/18/2012 11:51:18 AM   
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Has anyone considered that perhaps the naval academy is to increase experience for your individual ships???

I know that Troops increase in strength the more their use eg. experience, perhaps they've added in the same for ships now.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/18/2012 12:52:23 PM   
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Just came back here to check on this forum about the september announcement. Heck I visited matrix time and time again for the said announcement to the point that I got hooked into 3 of your wargames and frequent their forums.

So.......

other than the images, there are no official "hey we are going to release this and that on this date and it would cost that much" ?

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/18/2012 5:44:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ehsumrell1
quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr

Okay, it is time to resume an old argument... an oldy but a goody...
Who would win, the Federation that considers a dunebuggy a major weapons system...
OR
Well 1 picture...



Data, if you use an ATTE, you might just get that ale and not sand in your face...
For the new folks on the forum... this is a friendly old game...
AND it is one that I usually loose... but end up laughing myself silly at someone's joke.

C'mon TJ....Doesn't the Empires most feared Imperial Walker come tumbling down with only a cable wrapped around it's legs?
FEAR THE ARMED FEDERATION BUGGY!



I have only one thing to say to this:
Red Shirt
How many of them have died and it was not even wartime.
They make Imperial Stormtroopers look like brain trusts...

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/18/2012 5:47:23 PM   
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I cannt believe someone actually did this as a powerpoint presentation...
Someone did this as a slide at a Star Trek Convention
I found it looking up 'evidence' for my Red Shirt Claim.




I could not download the slide, but the same blog said your probability of survival as a red shirt goes up considerably if Captain Kirk finds female companionship planetside...
I am not sure what that meant, but hey...

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/19/2012 4:50:57 AM   
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Ok Sots 2 is now All Clear... now I stalk and wait for more info on new expansion...

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/19/2012 5:25:17 AM   
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I'm way too excited for this than I probably should be..

I need to start dating again..

Nah

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/19/2012 12:31:45 PM   
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It is time for the feature list.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/19/2012 3:31:38 PM   
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It is time for the feature list.

That would be fun...

Another picture would be cool too...

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/19/2012 3:38:50 PM   
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I hope the troop display on the planet will now tell you the number of troops instead of squeezing a hundred troop icons together expecting me to actually count them.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/19/2012 4:43:56 PM   
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I hope the troop display on the planet will now tell you the number of troops instead of squeezing a hundred troop icons together expecting me to actually count them.


lol, me too! Such a tincy, tiny little issue but actually oh so incredibly annoying.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/22/2012 10:33:02 AM   
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I crave more...

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/22/2012 3:14:37 PM   
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quote:

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I hope the troop display on the planet will now tell you the number of troops instead of squeezing a hundred troop icons together expecting me to actually count them.


lol, me too! Such a tincy, tiny little issue but actually oh so incredibly annoying.


i will top this a little bit.

if we get more intelligence options, we can see after success infiltration the strength of the troops + the number of platoons.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/22/2012 7:08:19 PM   
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if we get more intelligence options, we can see after success infiltration the strength of the troops + the number of platoons.


Excellent idea of the 'Now why didn't I think of that?' sort.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/22/2012 8:39:31 PM   
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I hope the troop display on the planet will now tell you the number of troops instead of squeezing a hundred troop icons together expecting me to actually count them.


I can imagine a: "To my dearest enemy, please line up your troops so that I can estimate the right amount of forces to land on your planet. Thank you"

More seriously, the current troop display is fine and quite realistic, but I wouldn't be unhappy with a 'spy on troops' option added.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/22/2012 9:42:22 PM   
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More seriously, the current troop display is fine and quite realistic, but I wouldn't be unhappy with a 'spy on troops' option added.

Fine and realistic???

A planet defended by 50 or 500 or 5000 units; being indistinguishable between them - is "realistic"?

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/23/2012 10:45:20 AM   
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Just so.
The original intent was not to obfuscate the number of troops at high quantities. It was just a design snafu. If they want to keep the number unknown they could just say "over 50" or "50-100" and it would still be superior to the current display. Might as well show no troops at all the way it is now. That would at least settle the matter. But the half-assed display we have now just annoys me.

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/23/2012 12:26:08 PM   
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+1 what jpwrunyan said

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RE: Wasn't there going to be an announcement in September? - 10/23/2012 7:27:52 PM   
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I think the folks wanting it to be clearer are wanting it that way more for aesthetics than wanting to know actual numbers. You could even have a simple 'Light' or 'Heavy' icon for troop level displays.

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