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In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/4/2020 5:33:09 AM   
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I have started a new series with version 0.99 in the beta testing and this time thought I'd spend much more time on the game mechanics and how things work in a much deeper way. Things like how character preferences, political parties, and your choices all have a much deeper impact on the game. Even the first two videos are just about the nitty-gritty of planet creation.

The Playlist is here:
DasTactic plays Shadow Empires on an Unclassified World

I've set the videos as 'Unlisted so if you follow the links form here you can view them before they are published officially. :)

Videos start here:
00a Planet Creation Options
00b Planet Creation in Detail
01 Profiles and Decisions
02 Reshuffling Characters
03 Initial Councils
04 Blocking the Major
05 Governor Eugene
06 Logistics in a Nutshell
07 The Rush for Flint
08 More Raiders
09 Slavers from the South
10 Model Design Considerations
11 The Slaver War
12 Staff Council and Order of Battle
13 Bureaucratic Offices
14 Encirclement
15 Frontier Army
16 The Arachnids Attack
17 A Pure Genius
18 Sealed Road Logistics
19 Secure Borders
20 Combat Mechanics
21 Other Side of the Rad Zone
22 Bismark
23 Rebel Forces
24 Building the Railway
25 More Bugs
26 Obsolete Models and Quality Levels
27 Scavenging
28 Quick Analysis of Logistic Issues
29 Preparation for War
30 Detailed look at Logistics Issues
31 Blitzkrieg
32 Slaver Siege
33 The Battles of Smelly Cap
34 Supply Depot to Supply the Front
35 The Final Push to Chartiens

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/4/2020 5:51:26 AM   
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Great decision Das.

There are very few games that justify such a forensic approach but Shadow empire is definitely one that does.

Truly grateful for your efforts.

Cheers

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/4/2020 9:38:56 AM   
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GOOD BYE FREE TIME FOR THE DAY!

Can't wait!

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/4/2020 9:53:08 AM   
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Now we're talkin' :)

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/4/2020 3:15:47 PM   
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Will be getting started in about 10 minutes.

Thanks you soooooo much....

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/4/2020 5:55:20 PM   
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Okay.

Not sure what everyone else thought but the first three episodes, which I have just watched, were absolutely outstanding.

In many ways they are a modern day equivalent of reading a full 300 page manual but much easier to follow.

I prefer personally seeing Militia only starts and will play with the epochs and the three branching story narratives switched on but can see that it may have been better to do it the way Das has done for the purpose of the tutorial.

Roll on the next episodes.....hopefully the whole leadership team in the nation won't be all supermen and women like the first two characters....I like seeing a few doofus types too

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/4/2020 6:37:45 PM   
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Well, I really enjoyed the 3 episodes, Das is really excited and that's fun to watch too! Having watched every Lets play (besides the spanish ones) I still learned some things! Keep it up. The spoiler in the first post with the titles has me especially excited for episode 16!

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/5/2020 3:28:00 AM   
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Thanks for your comments guys. :) At this stage there will be one episode a day going up.

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/5/2020 6:09:57 AM   
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Completely agree, really enjoying it so far, top content as always Das.


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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/8/2020 9:21:44 PM   
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I finished recording the series yesterday so will time the videos so they are published a few days before the June 4th release. I know there are a lot of people wanting specific content so when I've got them all uploaded (today hopefully) I'll set them to unlisted but add the links here so you can pick and choose videos to watch. For example, episode 30 goes into a lot of detail about logistics trying to deal with specific issues. And episode 34 shows how to solve supply blockages on road networks etc.

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/8/2020 11:54:51 PM   
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I've placed links to the whole series in the OP. :)

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/9/2020 12:16:13 AM   
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Cheers! Let the Bingeing begin!

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/9/2020 2:24:18 PM   
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Man you recorded that all quickly! You're a machine!

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/13/2020 3:31:32 PM   
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Just finished the whole series, really enjoyed them DAS! Also learned a ton, especially supply. Perhaps when the game comes out you can do a supply tutorial? Think a lot of (future) players would like that


With your explanations it seems that the traffic signs only stops supply going out of the hex, but it is still able to receive from that side. If that is correct some more optimization might be possible by segregating the network more so they don't loop around on it self. Still a good job the last episode in fixing supply to the front.. the SHQ had all green bars in the end!


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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/13/2020 4:17:22 PM   
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I'll definitely be making a number of tutorial videos. :) Supply is still in a state of flux and Vic will be changing the way it works slightly so that the issue you highlighted in your other post shouldn't show up again. :)

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RE: In-depth Gameplay Video Series of Shadow Empire (0.99) - 5/13/2020 4:48:06 PM   
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Cheers Das, always appreciate your videos (Distant Worlds in particular).

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