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Stellaris

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by grandad1982, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo ADVENT

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  2. Leonel

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    I especially like the idea of having limited service for species
     
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    The only issue I can see with any of that is that it's going to take weeks to reach us. :(
     
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    is it patch or dlc
     
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    The 1.5 patch is a patch. There will also be a DLC.
     
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    Spoiler Screenshot :


    These are all the empires in the galaxy. All four except me is in the same federation
     
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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    A small galaxy you have there. I believe your sectors function better when you have several small sectors, not one gigantic sector.
     
  8. Lohrenswald

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    Did the small galaxy as kind of a test thing.

    I disagree on the sector issue:
    1. The larger a sector is, the more access it has to minerals and energy, so it will be more able to build tile improvements
    2. Having fewer, larger sectors (I usually try to have one large, but sometimes I can't because it'll get disconnected) makes it easier to have governors for all of them, since you have a cap on number of leaders

    Only thing I can imagine more sectors is better at is increased specialisation, but that doesn't really seem viable to me
     
  9. JohannaK

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    More bigger sectors is clearly the answer.
     
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    Picked Stellaris up again after a while. Got a game where the War in Heaven started. I’m looking forward to that as I haven’t experienced it before. I’m pretty annoyed, though, that the War in Heaven apparently caused both by vassals to free themselves and my federation partner to leave the federation.
     
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    I was in that situation

    one of the empires declared war on one of the guys in my federation
    they had like 200000 fleat power so I couldn't beat them in battle so I basically gave up the game
     
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    Anyone know when the new patch is to be dropped? I looked at the PDX website, but I couldn't find it.
     
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    6th of april is when the expansion hits and the patches usually accompany them.
     
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    Soon...
     
  16. Ailedhoo

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    It is released!

     
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    To celebrate, I've rebuilt the aliens I played my very first game with using the new government system. Its time for my happy space-mushrooms to go out and spread friendship and spiritualism with the galaxy again, only this time with added psionic powers :D

    Jedi-Shrooms here we go! :lol:
     
  18. tedhebert

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    Hey all,

    Been intrigued by Stellaris for a while... How would you guys rate it ?

    I'Ve played MOO/MOO2 and AC back in the days, and more recently GALCIV 2 and GALCIV3...

    Got bored with Galciv3 pretty fast. Is Stellaris more interesting and does it captivates for a longer time ?

    Basically an all time 4x player here, played all version of Civ

    There's a week end sale on Steam right, trying to figure out if it's worth the buy at $26

    Thanks
     
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    Have you played any of Paradox's other games - Crusader Kings and the like?

    I'm asking because whilst Stellaris is a 4X game, it's also heavily influenced by the style of Paradox's other series, so it's got quite a lot of RP and empire customisation systems, random events, and lots of little elements that add flavour. Basically you're going to get a lot more enjoyment out of it you're playing more for the 'story' that emerges during each game rather than the strategic simulation. In fact, if I'm being honest, there's plenty of stuff that isn't balanced (some weapon types are better than others, some genetic traits give better advantages than others, etc) and actually 'winning' a game requires you to conquer... I think it's 40% of the galaxy, which can be pretty tedious on the larger maps. More often, you'll play a game for a few centuries (of ingame time :lol:) until you complete whatever personal goals you might have set out for your empire (there are galaxy-wide crises you can help defend against, fallen ancient empires you can conquer for their super advanced tech, that kind of thing).

    Short version, if you want more roleplay potential in your strategy games, go for it - it's amazing :D. If you're only looking for a tactical challenge, perhaps not :(.
     
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    Thanks for the answer.

    The only Paradox game I've played is Cities:Skyline, so no, I've never played any of their strategic stuff. Big RPG player though, and I do like RP elements in games, so it's not a down side for me, what you describe here.

    I've read some negative reviews on Stellaris basically saying that it's a poor man's 4X etc... I've been looking for ages for a Space 4X game that will be as engrossing and entertaining as the CIV series has been to earth 4X, but neither BE ou GALCIV3 has responded adequately to my hopes, so maybe I'll give Stellaris a swing

    Thanks again
     

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