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[1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/14/2021 10:05:19 AM   
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I think this event isn't working correctly.

The demand for increased pay for workers is _always_ impossible to accept. It appears that the event is asking for an 'increase of 0.006Cr' when it should be an 'increase to 0.006Cr'. The latter is, sometimes, doable. The former nearly never is.

Such events fire in regions where worker pay is already above the average and happiness is sky-high.
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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/14/2021 4:03:40 PM   
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Get a CovOps advisor onto the governor and eliminate him, duh.

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/14/2021 6:08:01 PM   
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What's the point of having a multi-option event if one of the three options is never taken, duh.

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/14/2021 6:12:44 PM   
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What's the point of having a multi-option event if one of the three options is never taken, duh.

Bruh, don't even get the Discord community started on how useless Autocracy/Gauss Weapons etc are...

There's a bajillion more things in this game where "one of the options is totally useless"

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/22/2021 9:30:31 AM   
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I am tuning that demand down a bit for 1.08.01

Thanks for sharing your criticisms.

"Such events fire in regions where worker pay is already above the average and happiness is sky-high"
and remember countries like France... ;)

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/22/2021 2:06:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Vic

I am tuning that demand down a bit for 1.08.01

Thanks for sharing your criticisms.


Wow, I've seen players complain about Autocracy being useless in comparison to Democracy and Lasers being superior in 95% of scenarios compared with higher tech level Charged Gauss for months without any effect, should I tell them to file complaints in the "bug report" forum?

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ORIGINAL: Vic
"Such events fire in regions where worker pay is already above the average and happiness is sky-high"
and remember countries like France... ;)

That's too true haha

There's a saying in most nations people protest to live, but in France they live to protest.

< Message edited by newageofpower -- 2/22/2021 2:08:21 PM >

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/23/2021 7:30:25 AM   
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@newage

Truth is the tech forum is the forum i visit most often. Where did they post their issues? in the Suggestions forum?

best wishes,
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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/23/2021 3:05:58 PM   
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I do recall there being multiple threads in Suggestions pointing out (among other weapon balance issues) that lasers are massively powerful compared to both earlier weapon options and to (Charged) Gauss Small Arms which unlock later or at the same time.

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/23/2021 5:01:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Vic

@newage

Truth is the tech forum is the forum i visit most often. Where did they post their issues? in the Suggestions forum?

best wishes,
Vic



Yeah, it's not a bug, strictly speaking, just bad design/balance - and hence does not really belong in tech support.

Mayhaps you should hop onto the MP Discord for better communications? The devs in the other successful indie game communities I've been involved in are very active on their discord communities.

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/23/2021 5:27:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Vic

@newage

Truth is the tech forum is the forum i visit most often. Where did they post their issues? in the Suggestions forum?

best wishes,
Vic



We have a "mega-thread" which most parts still apply today and I made a Small arms rebalance proposal with suggestions affecting firepower, tech groups, production costs, etc.

Its sad to know that all this time you never saw them, but we would really appreciate if you could just comment if rebalancing-adjustments its something that you would be willing to do together with the community :)

Plus if you ever want to give a peek to the unofficial Shadow Empire Discord server (where we gather to play mp and do general talk about the game) feel free to join (no need to say who you're)

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/23/2021 5:44:38 PM   
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I saw them. But time is always short. And its a big topic that requires coherence in my approach.

I have been organizing my new versioning planning in a number of clusters. Finetuning/balancing of military/economics is very very probably going to be the next topic for me.

So i will defenitely restudy those threads.

Thanks for reminding me and expect some serious feedback in the coming weeks.

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/27/2021 3:25:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: newageofpower
Mayhaps you should hop onto the MP Discord for better communications? The devs in the other successful indie game communities I've been involved in are very active on their discord communities.

quote:

ORIGINAL: Clux
Plus if you ever want to give a peek to the unofficial Shadow Empire Discord server (where we gather to play mp and do general talk about the game) feel free to join (no need to say who you're)

Please stop sucking players to the (unofficial !) Discord servers, this community is small enough already !

BTW, why is there no MP forum ? Or is this what the "War Room" is for ?

P.S.: Not to mention the ethical issues involved with using a centralized, closed source, private software based communication medium like Discord.

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/27/2021 4:36:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BlueTemplar

quote:

ORIGINAL: newageofpower
Mayhaps you should hop onto the MP Discord for better communications? The devs in the other successful indie game communities I've been involved in are very active on their discord communities.

quote:

ORIGINAL: Clux
Plus if you ever want to give a peek to the unofficial Shadow Empire Discord server (where we gather to play mp and do general talk about the game) feel free to join (no need to say who you're)

Please stop sucking players to the (unofficial !) Discord servers, this community is small enough already !

BTW, why is there no MP forum ? Or is this what the "War Room" is for ?

P.S.: Not to mention the ethical issues involved with using a centralized, closed source, private software based communication medium like Discord.
AFAIK there is no official Discord.

There exists the demand for a more casual, agile, chatlike community and it can coexist just fine with the more formal, archival forum.

Most of the top Shadow Empire players and community contributors/guidemakers/modders/artists are active on the Discord, and some of them don't even have a forum account.

< Message edited by newageofpower -- 2/27/2021 4:37:04 PM >

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 2/27/2021 4:45:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BlueTemplar

quote:

ORIGINAL: newageofpower
Mayhaps you should hop onto the MP Discord for better communications? The devs in the other successful indie game communities I've been involved in are very active on their discord communities.

quote:

ORIGINAL: Clux
Plus if you ever want to give a peek to the unofficial Shadow Empire Discord server (where we gather to play mp and do general talk about the game) feel free to join (no need to say who you're)

Please stop sucking players to the (unofficial !) Discord servers, this community is small enough already !

BTW, why is there no MP forum ? Or is this what the "War Room" is for ?

P.S.: Not to mention the ethical issues involved with using a centralized, closed source, private software based communication medium like Discord.


I don't see what the problem with Discord is. For SE it is extremely useful as you can distribute saves very easily and quickly and let's be honest, these forums are very antiquated and hard to use. I couldn't imagine playing SE without some software that lets you drag and drop files and ping the player in an instant.

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 3/1/2021 3:01:16 PM   
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ORIGINAL: newageofpower
There exists the demand for a more casual, agile, chatlike community and it can coexist just fine with the more formal, archival forum.

Most of the top Shadow Empire players and community contributors/guidemakers/modders/artists are active on the Discord, and some of them don't even have a forum account.

Do you see how the end of your second sentence undermines the end of the first ?

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ORIGINAL: Akrakorn
I don't see what the problem with Discord is. For SE it is extremely useful as you can distribute saves very easily and quickly and let's be honest, these forums are very antiquated and hard to use. I couldn't imagine playing SE without some software that lets you drag and drop files and ping the player in an instant.

I listed the two classes of issues with Discord in my previous message.

While the Matrix Games Forums are quirky even for ASP.NET forums, you *do* realize that we're discussing a game with an even older style (late 90's compared to early 00's) ?
And ASP.NET / phpBB forums are in general definitely NOT hard to use; not to mention : what other kind of long-term, long-form alternative there even is ?
I'm only aware of Discourse forums, but they're not there yet, as (in my experience) they're still somewhat buggy and slow (rely a bit too heavily on JavaScript ?)
No, the main usability issue with these (sub!) forums is the way too low file size limit (& filetype restrictions ?) - I hear that other Matrix Games subforums (like Distant Worlds (2?)) have *much* more lenient limits, so Vic should look into fixing that.

Finally, I have no issues with Discord's features - they're great ! - some people say that it uses a lot of memory, but it's still very impressive (and snappy!) for software based on something as inefficient as the Electron framework (which pretty much runs on a virtual machine inside a browser !).
My issues are with the ethical concerns listed in my previous message.
And it's not like there aren't plenty of alternatives, for instance Matrix (no relation with Matrix Games) / Element is pretty good these days, and doesn't have the ethical issues of Discord. (But even with Matrix there would still be an attention issue if people started to spend most of their time discussing the game in Matrix rooms, rather than here.)
(Also, *technically* even e-mail fits your requirement of "some software that lets you drag and drop files and ping the player in an instant" - remember what PBEM stands for ?)

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RE: [1.07.07b] Charismatic Union Chief - 3/2/2021 2:50:05 AM   
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ORIGINAL: BlueTemplar

-snip-

Without the Discord community, the total playerbase and especially active MP playerbase would be diminished. The Discord community being vibrant is a net fiscal positive for Vic.

Fact is, some people are unwilling to put up with more crap than they have to, even if they're willing to handle the quirks of Shadow Empire many are not going to use the forum too.

Deal with it.

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