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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 5:13:52 AM   
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The AI is significantly improved (especially in Diplomacy and Fleet Handling) and there is now a separate Difficulty Slider.

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awesome

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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 10:18:16 AM   
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Erik:

1) What more can you tell us of the AI improvements? I suspect many would have bought an expansion for AI improvements alone.

2) I've resigned myself to not expect any game balance mods for Distant Worlds. Its a pity the developers haven't recognised the extra units they could have sold off the back of extensive community mods and game balancing. Perhaps with Distant Worlds 2 the code can be written from the ground up with modding in mind by externalising the game variables.

Legends looks to be a worthy expansion that I eagerly await. Thank you for keeping the community informed of its progress.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 2:03:13 PM   
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Been lurking lately, but the latest news are good. Real good.
I seriously need to get back to playing DW, and my current SR2 game, soon. Maybe after couple of DE:HR playthroughs...

Anyways, all those new things sound excellent and should really make the game more varied. Hopefully the new enhanced AI can keep up with the new things too.


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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 6:57:33 PM   
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quote:

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The AI is significantly improved (especially in Diplomacy and Fleet Handling) and there is now a separate Difficulty Slider.


Man, this is sounding better and better.
Characters and diplomacy and race specific goals...



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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 6:58:37 PM   
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Any new ship classes?

Just asking... we are already getting a lot of neat stuff in the new add on!

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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 7:00:46 PM   
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Yes, some info on ships and battle changes please.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 11:02:40 PM   
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Any new ship classes?
Just asking... we are already getting a lot of neat stuff in the new add on!


You mean, for example, dedicated Carriers?

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RE: Latest news... - 9/4/2011 11:24:29 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins


quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr
Any new ship classes?
Just asking... we are already getting a lot of neat stuff in the new add on!


You mean, for example, dedicated Carriers?

Regards,

- Erik




You had me at 'new expansion'! You will have my money.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 12:38:14 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins


quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr
Any new ship classes?
Just asking... we are already getting a lot of neat stuff in the new add on!


You mean, for example, dedicated Carriers?

Regards,

- Erik


how dedicated?


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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 5:07:22 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr
Any new ship classes? Just asking... we are already getting a lot of neat stuff in the new add on!


You mean, for example, dedicated Carriers?

Regards,
- Erik


Ah... a subbbbtle hint...
Thank you very, very much!


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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 6:35:35 AM   
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With every post by Erik, more items are ticked off the wishlist.

But I must ask, will we be seeing new weapons systems e.g mass drivers?

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 7:36:56 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins

You mean, for example, dedicated Carriers?

Regards,

- Erik


Me gusta!

Sounds like Legends is going to be changing great many things in DW.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 8:07:12 AM   
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Elliot, show your face just once.....we promise not to suffocate you

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 9:07:12 AM   
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This is sounding really cool. Definite purchase for me. :)

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 9:42:27 AM   
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Based on this thread there is a solid chance that I'll buy DW: Legends. The character system (one of my favorite aspects of the Total War series) and the sphere of influence stuff are major sellers.

With the hint of externalized variables we seem to be getting one step closer to what is by far my biggest wishlist item: component modding. I haven't played DW in about 4 months largely because I can't mod a whole new scheme of weapons techs into my Babylon 5 and Star Wars games.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:23:16 PM   
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But I must ask, will we be seeing new weapons systems e.g mass drivers?


Rail Guns are in, one of my favorites, but also phased beams (cutting lasers), more advanced missiles, and a bunch of other stuff.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:42:49 PM   
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Elliot, show your face just once.....we promise not to suffocate you


<laugh>
At minimum, we will buy you a round...

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:44:09 PM   
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Rail Guns are in, one of my favorites, but also phased beams (cutting lasers), more advanced missiles, and a bunch of other stuff.
Regards, - Erik


Cool, more weaponry! :)

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:45:03 PM   
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Okay, can someone point me in the direction of what a 'rail gun' is.
I have seen it in a couple of SF series... never knew what it was...

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:48:32 PM   
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I first met them as mass drivers but here is a good starting place for a more elaborate definition -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgun

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:51:21 PM   
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Ok, is there something that this expansion doesn't have? Don't answer that

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:51:36 PM   
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"Velocitas Eradico", which they translate as "Speed Destroys" but can more accurately be translated "I am speed and I destroy," or similar.
Sweet Savannah!

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:53:56 PM   
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Ooo yeeeah, welcome to the world of exotic weaponry

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:57:23 PM   
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Railgun: When you want to snipe them 200% dead.
No SciFi game is complete without some railguns.


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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 3:57:56 PM   
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Okay, can someone point me in the direction of what a 'rail gun' is.
I have seen it in a couple of SF series... never knew what it was...


Rail guns are in existence today, though only in the experimental phases.

For the most basic layman's description...the barrel is a tube of high powered electromagnets that accelerate a metal slug to incredible speeds. The muzzle velocity is easily enough to hurl a 6" projectile in excess of 70nm (for reference, you standard 6" naval gun of WWII had a ~15nm range).

Hope that helps without getting too technical.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 4:39:54 PM   
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Erik, I am hoping (as many of the other modders are as well) that there will be increase modability with the newest expansion?

for us, the fun is adding to to it.

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 6:26:31 PM   
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One more question about combat: is mechanic changed? Armor piercing? shield piercing weapon?

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 6:59:48 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr

quote:

ORIGINAL: Data
Elliot, show your face just once.....we promise not to suffocate you


<laugh>
At minimum, we will buy you a round...


Elliot....the Beta to test.....Hurry.....PLEASE!

I PROMISE to stay out of Igard's Cargo Bay this time!

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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 8:53:38 PM   
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Cool! Can't wait to try out some phaser beams.

Ed, you're perfectly welcome in the cargobay any time, just pop round, we'll share an ale. That's if the pale, bearded one keeps his android hands off my supply!

Looks like there's a bit of  a delay on the beta, but that's ok. We're not in any rush, right guys? Let's go for a xmas release, I say.



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RE: Latest news... - 9/5/2011 9:27:08 PM   
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Cool! Can't wait to try out some phaser beams.

Ed, you're perfectly welcome in the cargobay any time, just pop round, we'll share an ale. That's if the pale, bearded one keeps his android hands off my supply!

Looks like there's a bit of  a delay on the beta, but that's ok. We're not in any rush, right guys? Let's go for a xmas release, I say.



Thanks for the invite Igard! You're welcome in the Briar Patch at any time as well!

Yes, if we want a Xmas release, I would love to have a good couple months at it with all
the new things Erik has thrown out there. Trust me, there will be a lot of things to look at!
But we'd do it mate!

(Invite Data too....but he needs to deactivate his emotion chip first if we're near ale!)

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