Oct 19, 2007, 05:40 AM
With BtS we now have the ability to add custom game options to increase the player's gaming experience. Any ideas?
Mine so far:
Flowering Counter - on/off
Alien civs (later on) - on/off
ect, ect, ect
Apr 01, 2008, 07:55 PM
I think it is a safe bet to always have the option of more/less native life (coupled with more/less xenofungus--doesn't make sense to do one without the other in the same choice).
Edit: haha, I just replied to something written in october...
Apr 01, 2008, 10:17 PM
We may want to be a little careful about those options. It might help to have game options that won't make it too obvious to choose (or avoid) one or two factions. Like making an archipelago map a sure thing for the Dutch in Civ4...
Changing amounts of native life and fungus. If the amounts going to each faction remain at the same ratios, then wanton ecological disruption would be too easy when they're low and perhaps only green factions would do well when they're high. Perhaps more arithmetic differences would be better. If they're low, the number of mind worm attacks toward green factions would drop from already low to practically none, while those toward disruptive factions would simply drop from high to medium. In other words, disruptive factions still shouldn't get such a break that they excel in comparison to their green rivals. Meanwhile, if native life is high, then the amount (at least of mind worms and such) going to each faction might be more even. Amounts going to a disruptive faction would be quite high, but preferably not so high that other attributes fail to let the faction keep up with ones that choose to go green.
Apr 02, 2008, 07:43 AM
I agree, but we can still call it abundant/minimal native life, and just let them have a nice surprise if they try raping Planet as the Morganites.