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RE: The Age of Shadows on Distant Worlds starts now! - 5/26/2013 7:56:43 PM   
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No, just update to latest Shadow patch Mac.


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RE: The Age of Shadows on Distant Worlds starts now! - 5/26/2013 8:35:39 PM   
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Great story.

I suppose we could in the future add a "no hyperspace option" with a small dense start with systems closer to each other, for folks who want more sub-light gameplay. I think that's probably a pretty small group though.


Actually, I tried this partly for role playing purpose, and partly to play a way different from the one suggested (i.e. not rushing the very expensive warp engines but instead developing some cheaper tech so that I could both have more effective ships faster and do some exploration earlier while the warp bubble was being researched).

But the more I think about it, and the more I'm convinced sub-light system to system travel can't work very well in this game, it's just not designed for this.
It would require the thrusters to be handled a completely different way, with no other speed limit than the light speed and a continuous acceleration for half the distance, then a continuous braking for the rest of the trip.
Without this, even with closer stars no other ship than a pretty big explorer would be able to travel and come back from the nearest system, so the sub-light play part is limited to minimal extra-system exploration anyway.

Not even talking about the time and AI factor. I already imagine hundreds of freighters following each others in a several years trip to deliver the goods from a single extra-system mining station.

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RE: The Age of Shadows on Distant Worlds starts now! - 5/26/2013 10:26:01 PM   
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Not to mention building in the asynchronous time effects as various ships travel at various high fractions of light speed. I agree to do it realistically is a bridge too far.

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RE: The Age of Shadows on Distant Worlds starts now! - 9/27/2013 6:42:34 AM   
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This Expenden is a mess and no real improvements. I even uninstalled it I loved playing legends. You need get head out of the hole between twin moons on your backside. Like Improving Troop management it a still mess. And the game lags it kills my computer and I have Ph2 6x 3.2 chip my computer with 8 1600 gig mem. I Play Legend on it hardest settings and 1400 system war I mean I war alot. But troop management a nightmare in Legend and in this new one and I barely get 20-30 years out and it lags my system like vs 200-250 year 1400 system full of empires all at war that lengend did. You have seriously bogged my machine down. In my Lengend game I use have like 200-400 ships in Escort Frig's cruisers Dreadnouts all running around protacting my empire that just 1000-3000+ ship just Protecting my CIV's. On top that 1400 Systems Each 50%+ condition planet having Medium station that I owned. Yea bogged down but 20-30 years out on newest expanden your looking about the same loading.

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