- Oct 6, 2008
tech trading still on?
Out of curiosity I've started a few games with some random maps and checked them out in the world builder afterwards, specifically the three RI specific ones, Mongoose, Totestra and PlanetGenerator, and out of the three only PlanetGenerator created maps I think I would have actually enjoyed playing on. The other two often created vast, empty ocean "deserts", with no gameplay value whatsoever, and just one or two continent "blobs" and a few useless islands. Do I have some wrong settings on or what's your experience like?
I'll leave the poll up until Sunday, 11th, I think there are 2 players missing, @AspiringScholar and Yaldabaoth. It looks like we're going for Totestra and Semi-Realistic gamespeed for the moment. Simultanous turns will be mandatory I'd say, so we can speed up the game (no sense in a pitboss game and gathering online and playing in turns). Take Over AI is also mandatory, just in case someone drops out of the game but wants to rejoin later for some reason, or to prevent any technical problem during some turn. I've seen someone voted for Anonymous multiplayer, but I don't think it would make much sense since we'll talk about the game one way or another. Victory should be Conquest, Domination, Space Race and probably Cultural and Diplomatic too. Time victory doesn't have much sense, we can just play on until someone wins. About Cultural Victory I would only caution that it's the first someone can get, even AI. I'm ok with it, just keep in mind that it might shorten the game.
For the other gameoptions, I would wait a little more, but we can discuss them here anyway in the meantime. I would only strongly suggest New Random Seed on Reload for technical reasons. If the game crashes at some point or goes OOS and we can't pass that turn, reloading with a new random seed might prevent the crash or the OOS and allow us to continue playing. Let me know what you think about it.
I can't remember if I already asked this (and am in a bit of a hurry at the moment), but when are we planning to start this?