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Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/16/2010 2:49:27 PM   
Mozo

 

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Hi all,

As always with Matrix - I bought this game for one reason (in addition to the obvious that I like the game of course!) - the support. Thanks to Erik and the team for supporting these games so well (and putting up with never satisfied players).

Any quick suggestions to a complete newb (some early tips that will save me like hours of my life) - or a link to a good getting started thread?

Thanks,

Mozo
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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/16/2010 4:49:19 PM   
Bartje

 

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Don't forget about Elliot he's doing alot of the work


Support is awesome yes!
Enjoy the game and don't overextend costwise!

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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/16/2010 8:39:26 PM   
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Hi there! Good to have you with us,think you'll get a kick out of DW and discovering whats all in the game.You have arrived at a good time as we will be seeing the release of the 1.0.5 beta update.

My suggestions are:

For your first game allow the games automation to carry much of the load.Observe and see what your ships are doing.If you have enabled pirates,build an additional 2 Frigates or destroyers and group them into a fleet.

To form a fleet first press space bar and pause the game.Then click on each ship,right click,you'll see an options list where you select fleet and if you don't have a fleet form fleet.On your second ship remember to have it join the fleet you just formed and not form another separate fleet.

If you are able to build destroyers and your new fleet has 2 destroyers use them to react to and destroy pirate ships that attack you.If it was 2 frigates you built then build another and add it to the fleet.if you go after a pirate base make sure you have at least 5 ships in your fleet over the size of escort.

Keep your economy in the black........don't over build and drain your balance into the red.And always look for the civilians to pull you out of trouble.Just keep them protected from threats.

Watch-out for swarms of space monsters! You see a pack of Kaltors(space scorpions)go the other way.A single kaltor you can take on with a group..."IF YOU NEED TO".If its not needed then move along,remember space is vast let the Kaltor have his.

After strikes/operations give your fleet/fleets repair and refuel orders.Keep them ready for action.

Pause the game every 15 or 25 min. and just take a look at all your holdings and systems.get a feel for where you are and what is going on.

Build at least 3 survey ships.....stop game ....click on them and give them move orders to different stars in different sector blocks(there is a grid on the map that is vertical/horizontal numbered and lettered for reference)once a ship is in a different sector click it and give it "explore sector" orders.They will report when done with a mission.

I love looking at what new systems my exploration ships uncover.


Have fun and don't expect all to happen without some upsets.

Good luck and enjoy.


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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/16/2010 9:14:13 PM   
Mozo

 

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Much thanks for the warm welcome and tips. I'll do just that. I'm sure I'll have questions and will look for answers here (hopefully in existing threads before asking...).

Regards,

Mozo

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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/17/2010 12:57:05 AM   
Tophat1815

 

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Make sure to update with the 1.0.5.6 beta! keeping the fleet together when they pop in and attack is incredibly useful!

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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/17/2010 1:25:30 AM   
WoodMan


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Welcome Mozo! It's a good game and a nice community too. Good to see another new player

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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/17/2010 1:31:41 AM   
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wow very nice welcome.

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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/17/2010 6:11:52 AM   
lordxorn


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Welcome,

Once you get accustomed to DW and it's many ways, and perhaps some things get old, check out the compendium of awesomeness (mods)
here http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2440865

_____________________________


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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/17/2010 6:36:13 AM   
Starfry

 

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Squash any pirate bases you find ASAP. If you don't, you will have to deal with 3 or 4 of them at a time as they lose their previous bases to other empires and start nesting near the weaker ones.

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RE: Just bought the game after lurking for some time... - 6/17/2010 8:07:16 AM   
pipewrench


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Welcome to lack of sleep....


my tip:
build 3 explorers right away and the minute the first pirate attacks establish contact and pay for colony info(you did save money, right?). The first pirate attack is light so just use your existing ships and kill the attack off, not the pirate base and feed your money ,when you have it, over to get info on new colonies. When the pirate runs out of new info....crush his base.

this might be all in vain as the new beta is out but it worked for me to get my colonies established....

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