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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/29/2021 4:59:15 PM   
Sithuk

 

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Fleets and Armies can now have defined templates


Is there an option to auto-reinforce fleets? For example, create a fleet of 5 ships and set to defend a system. The fleet loses 3 ships. Can the construction AI now build 3 replacement ships at nearby/suitable shipyards and auto-assign them to the fleet?

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/29/2021 10:45:34 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Sithuk

quote:

Fleets and Armies can now have defined templates


Is there an option to auto-reinforce fleets? For example, create a fleet of 5 ships and set to defend a system. The fleet loses 3 ships. Can the construction AI now build 3 replacement ships at nearby/suitable shipyards and auto-assign them to the fleet?


I also would really like this feature. And generally more options for automated fleets.

Looking forward to this game, the description and teasers seem great!

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/30/2021 12:11:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Sithuk

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Fleets and Armies can now have defined templates


Is there an option to auto-reinforce fleets? For example, create a fleet of 5 ships and set to defend a system. The fleet loses 3 ships. Can the construction AI now build 3 replacement ships at nearby/suitable shipyards and auto-assign them to the fleet?

Yes, that's how it works. Assuming you have your automation settings enabled that way, the fleets will auto-top-up with ships to compensate for losses. You can also build/form new fleets using fleet templates, i.e. instead of building the ships individually. So you would select the fleet template and click a button to either build a new fleet based on the template, or form the fleet from existing ships.

Of course if you wish you can still form fleets the old way, a ship at a time.

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/30/2021 3:44:35 AM   
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That's awesome !!!

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/30/2021 4:58:13 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elliotg


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Fleets and Armies can now have defined templates


Is there an option to auto-reinforce fleets? For example, create a fleet of 5 ships and set to defend a system. The fleet loses 3 ships. Can the construction AI now build 3 replacement ships at nearby/suitable shipyards and auto-assign them to the fleet?

Yes, that's how it works. Assuming you have your automation settings enabled that way, the fleets will auto-top-up with ships to compensate for losses. You can also build/form new fleets using fleet templates, i.e. instead of building the ships individually. So you would select the fleet template and click a button to either build a new fleet based on the template, or form the fleet from existing ships.

Of course if you wish you can still form fleets the old way, a ship at a time.


Very sweet!

Now to be greedy and ask if there is any way to include system templates for galaxy generation so you can make your own system so that your chosen race and possibly the AI races start with a predetermined system too. This is so everyone can make that Sol system for their human starts etc.

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/31/2021 12:27:33 AM   
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You're aware you've already asked this several times, right?

I do understand you'd really like this to happen, but I'll repeat my past responses:

1. Not planned at present, but something similar exists as a system in the game for other storyline purposes.
2. Possible for the future, but unlikely for this release.
3. Might be possible for release modding, we'll have to see, this initial release has a lot of modding access but is not focused on modding per se.

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/31/2021 6:20:21 AM   
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Are terraforming stations still in the game? And if so, are they more useful than they were? Can I actually use one to increase planet quality, or maybe stack multiple of them to increase planet quality?


Yes, they are in the game and they are more useful. They can actually increase planet quality now. You cannot stack more than one on a given planet, but they are upgradeable (as are some other facilities).




That's fantastic news. I'm actually pumped I can make planets more habitable now.

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/31/2021 5:11:34 PM   
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Apart from fuel, resources didn't really matter in DW1 as much when you became a mid size empire.I hope it is more relevant in DW2.

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 1/31/2021 5:40:19 PM   
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Is fleet stances still a thing? Any improvements if it is? Or what big scale fleet management is there?

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 2/1/2021 1:26:12 AM   
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This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive list, but it's a good summary and starting point of some of the key changes. I'm sure we'll add more stuff as time goes on before release, partly as we remember it.

Terrific list Erik. Before really getting into the gameplay reveal video the first question that came to mind is what was different gameplay wise ... this post certainly helped answer that.

Heya Ice! Can't find my old Devildog login details, so I'm here with this new login, ready to start all over again with DW2.

Great to see you, old friend.

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 2/1/2021 7:36:18 AM   
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A couple of questions:

1. Can this be played multiplayer PBEM?
2. Is it turn-based or real time?

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 2/1/2021 8:49:14 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elxaime

A couple of questions:

1. Can this be played multiplayer PBEM?
2. Is it turn-based or real time?


1. Unlikely
2. Real-time pausable.

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 2/10/2021 12:44:47 AM   
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I'm very excited about this! I've been waiting for a new DW for years, ever since I saw you in this forum mentioning you were working on something "unofficially" all those years ago.

A couple questions if you can answer them please:

1. If I set the ship designer to automatically upgrade ship designs, will it pull up templates like in DW-U, or will it upgrade the components already installed by me? (I'd prefer the second one)

2. This is a complex one: Is it possible to have multiple designs of the same hull at the same time (e.g. the same destroyer hull, but one design acting as an escort and another with different weapons/modules acting as a screen ship) and have the game automation easily recognize them, keep track of them in their different fleet templates, upgrade their designs separately, and upgrade the ships according to their model line (instead of upgrading to the latest changed model)?

3. Can I customize the automation AI? For example, tell it that if I have X amount of credits/resources, then it should go ahead and build Y building in any planet it is able to? Or have my construction ship go and build mine stations on planets that have Z resource at W% availability only inside my borders, or this far from a certain colony?

4. Is there new music?

Thank you in advance, and sorry if these are too many questions!

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 3/3/2021 9:58:41 AM   
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Will there be changes to the way information is displayed to the player?

For example, a range finder, to tell distances on the map? Also range in fuel as a number in addition to the useful dotted line would be nice.

Might we see freighters etc cargo on their info panel? A few icons with mouseover numbers would help. Just because I cant control them does not mean I am not interested in what they are doing!

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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 5/8/2021 10:57:27 PM   
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> Fleets and Armies can now have defined templates and ships within a fleet will act according to their roles in fleet engagements, with some ships attempting to form an outer perimeter while close escorts stay with the capital ships focused towards the center. Fleets now also have more tactical settings and options to help fine-tune their control and automation.

I'd love to see armies be customizable much like ships/fleets. Make an army out of various units - I'm thinking along the lines of Aurora style - but simplified of course.

So you could have a command unit, then an AA unit and a supply unit and then some front line units all connected, much like building a ship out of different parts for a particular effect. DW1 had the best land combat I've seen in a space game to date - but the army side of things could do with a little love and become pretty awesome.


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RE: Major changes and improvements from DW: Universe to... - 5/9/2021 3:39:31 PM   
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You can do this to some extent using the troop loadouts options on troop ships and troop fleets

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