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Help me stay alive in Ancient Galaxies. - 11/26/2019 8:15:28 AM   
pumkinfacer22

 

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Well, guys I decided to dust off my game and start it up again.

I started playing Ancient Galaxies, which is ridiculously too much going on and hard.

I need big help, I am doing ok with money, My problem is once the war starts, everybody just wipes out my mining/gas stations and then the shakturi just goes in with like only single fleets of 15 and completely wipes all my ships and bases and everything.

Then they just bombard me and then the planet destroyers just destroy my entire planets.

What a joke, I mean it's not even fun!

SO, what I need is ship designs to withstand some 15 shakturi fleet attacks.. Base designs as well?

I mean I'm to the point of putting 17,000 shields and 30 missles and 30 torpedoes on my bases.. this is out of control.

I tried fleets of 4 fighterbay Frigates with fighter bays only and speed, I"ve tred multiple fleets of 30 ships of grav beams..


I've tried 90 ship fleets of frigats and escorts with deriasian shockwaves only and etc..


I can't find any way to survive the shakturi and/or fleets/ships with good enough designs to take on the game.


What gives?


any video or anything updated in 2019 that shows the most destructive ship design I can use ? I think I am at the tier where you can build size 650 and i have hyperfusion and torrent but not the end blasters yet, just live grav beams and phasers and derasian shockwave and lower level torpedoes and velocity shard and missles..


Please give me help, it's very frustrating that i have like 4,000,000 in money but can't build enough ships and strong enough to do anything in the ancient galaxy scenario..






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RE: Help me stay alive in Ancient Galaxies. - 11/26/2019 9:28:49 PM   
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There are a couple of tips you can try:

A good starting point is to have a read the link below...... if I remember correctly Ancient Galaxies was designed to be challenging theme and the developers had actually toned down the diffaculty at one stage.
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3616617

as well as
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4141498

Also Have a look here for some tips
https://steamcommunity.com/app/261470/discussions/0/1496741765120666724/



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RE: Help me stay alive in Ancient Galaxies. - 11/26/2019 10:26:08 PM   
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One of the first things I do with Ancient Galaxies is to slow the game down to 0.25 speed because there is so much going on.....

For example in the first minute of play, I was trying to work out why one race had refused a trade agreement with me and another race was angry about something, others were offering me maps and locations.... and then I get a message one of my ships is being attacked. So I go to the location of the ship and it's being attacked by 3 other ships... so while it's being attacked on 3 fronts I take control of it, send it out to one of the distant planets in that system . Once it is safe from attack I then send it back to base for fuel and any repairs.

That was the first few minutes.

I then look at the diplomacy screen and I have around 8 races angry with me..... 2 of them who have a unity pact. Those 2 have my priority because if one decides to go to war with me the other one will be dragged in as well.

Always better to fight just one enemy rather than two.

When I have a race angry with me I check the diplomacy to see why they are angry. As seen in the picture below in current relationships I find the Teekan Industries confirm that though we share a small volume of trade with them they are upset because we refuse to trade valuable resources with them.

Who refused? .... I just got here.

So I look at what valuable resources they need, I look at what I currently trade with them, and look at what I can do to get them to be not so angry with me.

If the other races that are angry are also upset about trade, I then have to look at whether I need to sack my trade ministers and take control of trade choices myself.

So while your military builds up a huge fleet of ships, I would keep an eye on the diplomacy screen and try to settle differences with races who are angry and upset with you, specifically when you said above "once the war starts, everybody just wipes out my mining/gas stations"...... it sounds like many races got together to take you out.

And believe me, Ancient Galaxies is hard. If you still have problems with being wiped out, again and again, you could try the other themes or mods which are less challenging but can still be difficult if you so choose. With the other themes, you can decide how advanced in the game you are and start with only 3 or 4 other races to deal with.... thus giving you more playtime and enjoyment before all races are active. You can also limit the number of races so that instead of 17 or 18 races to deal with you could have a limit of 6 or 7.... whatever number you prefer.

But Ancient Galaxies.... yes it is a challenge from the very start.






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RE: Help me stay alive in Ancient Galaxies. - 11/27/2019 12:15:15 AM   
pumkinfacer22

 

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Thanks, That is nice you gave all that info. I will take it into account.

It's interesting how you consider the diplomacy a vital part to the scenario. I never did, mainly because it just ends up in an all out war with the shakturi.. those who are friends with them VS. those who are friends with me etc..

But, I think my problem is the game AI just isn't up to where I think it should be.

For example, I ended up completely redesigning all my ships almost, including bases, even tried to make special "FUEL" only starBased that i build on high caslon and hydrogen planets (I had to build them before puttting down a gas station..)

I then even tried making like fast fleets of 90 ships, which you can even see in my first picture, all with like 1 concussion missle or 1 shockwave torpedo or 1 fighterbay each etc.. in an attempt to just dominate with like 90 fighterbay escorts in 1 fleet! haha.

and yes, my i7 quad core 16gig Ram / 4 gig video nvidia card still can't handle it..


My latest is making 20 defensive bases all with 30 missles... haha.. I'm mean I'm sick of it.

I upgraded my Large ports to like 17,000 shields, which still isn't enough..

I'm attaching my savegame. Have a look for anyone interested in seeing how crappy I play but, you will have 4million credits! haha.

I just need to come up with ship designs that will handle the shakturi 15-19 ship fleets with their insane 2 carriers and fast ships that just obliterate all my forces in 30 seconds.


well when it uploads ill attach it



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RE: Help me stay alive in Ancient Galaxies. - 11/27/2019 2:40:10 AM   
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My save if anyone wants to see where I'm at.

https://anonfile.com/R4d1X1Ben2/shakwrstop_dwg

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