Greetings everybody! An old injury has kept me sidelined for the last week...
As far as this game goes, it ended (again) with my home world disappearing into a cloud of flame and smoke as a result of a Shakturi world destroyer appearing at my home system. My only gripe (and all it is is a gripe) is that when the Shakturi appear, and the Ancient Guardians give you their fleet, it so happens that that fleet is limited to YOUR propulsion technology... which in this case meant that there was less than a snowball's chance in Hades of the Guardian fleet making it to my home world in time to defend against the Shakturi. Needless to say, my fleet was nowhere near up to snuff to the task. Yes, I am sad, pissed off and bummed out... but that is all part of the fun of this game. The bottom line: in the RetreatUE mod I will definitely never again go with Very Expensive (999k) Research. This makes twice now that the Shakturi have wiped the floor with me as a result of that setting.
However... while I have been laid up I have started another game and AAR, this time primarily in the form of a story (currently at just under 5000 words). I will interject screenshots to accentuate the story, but there will not be quite so many shots. I am hoping that it will still be easy enough to follow. If not, I trust that you all will let me know. The settings this time are the same as the immediately preceding except for the following: Old Start, Research at Normal ( and yes, in an Old Start in RetreatUE mod it matters as there is a ton of tech still to research). I did Old Start because I really wanted to see more of the later Tech Tree in the RetreatUE mod. I am playing Zenox. I am a little biased, but I think the story is coming along pretty well. This one will start tomorrow.
Wait, I can start it now...
< Message edited by Twigster -- 7/28/2016 10:57:02 PM >