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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 1/7/2016 7:09:34 AM   
Gamewize

 

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Heyas. First off, Timotheus, thank you a ton for making this guide. You may or may not be reading these forums anymore, but I just wanted to say that this guide really made me love this game again. What BlackSoulReaper said rung very true for me, as I got consistently frustrated with the game because I was letting it 'play itself' and thought I had little control over things.

Thanks to this I have a much better understanding of how things work, and it's making my games much more fun.

A few things I wanted to add here, for anyone whose curious: Using the Extended Enhanced mod, this guide works fine and well as is, with the following changes I've noticed:

- The Predator design outlined in the guide will take up around 330 Size. However, the first Size Enhancement research gives you 400 instead of 300 size, so there's nothing to worry about.
- The Gerax Hyperdrive will only give you up to about 6800 speed on the Predator design, and not 15000.
- Automated explorers are much smarter, and will intelligently scan ruins as of this writing.
- You may have to add another reactor or two to some designs. The rule of thumb I have read is that your Excess Energy Output should equal or slightly exceed your Weapon Energy Consumption + Shield Recharge Time + Sprint Speed Energy Usage.

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 3/30/2016 2:52:01 AM   
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Thanks for the guide! It was pretty useful for a new user who had been struggling trying to make sense of all the components to the game. Going manual, although counter-intuitive, does make sure that you learn all the different concepts. But who wrote this? George RR Martin? It sure is taking a long time for the next chapter!

Waiting to see how to deal with pirates...

Cheers!

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 9/8/2016 12:57:05 AM   
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Wow, so happy that people still find this guide useful.
At least I accomplished one GOOD thing in my life...

I think I should enlist in the Mobile Infantry - after all, service guarantees citizenship, and all the cool kids are doing it...

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 9/8/2016 2:11:53 AM   
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quote:

I think I should enlist in the Mobile Infantry - after all, service guarantees citizenship, and all the cool kids are doing it...


I'll sign up if Dina Meyer and Denise Richards are still there.

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 5/1/2017 1:35:32 AM   
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Whelp, it is 2017, wonder if people are still getting some benefit from this guide?

I made a guide for another game, Advanced Tactics Gold, in which I show step by step how to create your own WW2 historical scenario, including creating your own map and units. It's in my siggy.

Cheers everyone.


PS
Those chix are not that hawt anymore.

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INSTALL WITPAE on modern PC
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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 5/4/2017 11:40:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Timotheus


quote:

Whelp, it is 2017, wonder if people are still getting some benefit from this guide?


YES, we are.. !!!!!

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 9/20/2017 9:11:46 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Timotheus

Whelp, it is 2017, wonder if people are still getting some benefit from this guide?

I made a guide for another game, Advanced Tactics Gold, in which I show step by step how to create your own WW2 historical scenario, including creating your own map and units. It's in my siggy.

Cheers everyone.


PS
Those chix are not that hawt anymore.


I was really close to go back to Civilization, but then I read your guide and now I am out of both civs (sid's civ and the other one with the weird graphics... and other people and so on...) Thank you very much

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 9/27/2017 9:44:16 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hattori Hanzo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Timotheus


quote:

Whelp, it is 2017, wonder if people are still getting some benefit from this guide?


YES, we are.. !!!!!


Indeed!!!

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 12/14/2017 3:11:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Timotheus

Whelp, it is 2017, wonder if people are still getting some benefit from this guide?


I'm at the top of the Empire Comparison graph deep into my very first game of Distant Worlds after following your guide (also having done the tutorials and read most of the manual), so I'd say I got some benefit from it.

The guide could use a bit of updating, if you (or anyone, really) are ever of a mind. It starts to go off the rails in terms of certain ship designs; the part about swampy planets is also a bit wonky. The first dozen or so systems I explored had, at best, a small handful desert and ocean planets. I was probably unlucky, although it may have helped me in the end by preventing me from trying to expand too quickly.

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 12/16/2017 7:55:30 AM   
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With which races do you have played your first DWU game?

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 12/16/2017 11:37:17 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Hattori Hanzo

With which races do you have played your first DWU game?


It was me playing humans with Ackdarian, Atuuk, Boskara, Dhayut, Gizurean, Haakonish, Kiadien, Mortalen, Naxxilian, Quameno, Securan, Wekkaru, and eventually a couple of human-dominant minor factions who became major players.

The Gizureans were by far the biggest threat, going neck-and-neck with me into the late game and surpassing me at times, not surprising since they're almost entirely geared for war.

I could only ever manage to get the Securans and Kiadians to form Mutual Defense Pacts, and boy did I pay for those, since they both pulled me into wars with the Boskara and Gizurean that I had to finish. I ended up subjugating the Boskara after the first war, then was forced to declare war on them again even though they were subjugated because the Kiadians declared war on them, yet again.

To be fair, both the Securans and the Kiadians agreed to declare war on the Gizureans when I decided it was Starship Troopers time, although I don't think they added a whole lot to the effort.

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 1/19/2018 8:30:50 PM   
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Thank you for the great guide, is it more or less still up to date?
I am asking because I am thinking of buying this game and will be using your guide to get going.
Thanks again

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RE: The New Guy Newbie Guide to Fully Non Automatic Man... - 1/20/2018 7:50:50 AM   
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Yes, it should be more or less up to date. There has been no fundamental changes to the game.

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