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The Master of Orion Series

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Lord Owen, Aug 23, 2001.

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  1. Lord Owen

    Lord Owen Guest

    Are there any fans of the Master of Orion Series? Someone wants to discuss the III release?
     
  2. a_disciple

    a_disciple Journeyman

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    I don't know about the series. I have only played MOO2, and I just love that game. By the way, I recently just started to play it again, and I still love it. It is a good feeling when your fleet of space crafts arrives at Anatares, and vipe those insect like creatures from the face of the universe.

    I think that MOO is a game that people have under estimated. If you like the Civilization series, you also have to like MOO.

    I look foreward for the release of MOO3, and it looks like it will be a very - very - good game if you believe what the official MOO3 web page says - i do believe it. A lot of work has been put into the game, and the end product will be the fruit of the work.

    One more thing. It is stupid to put Civilization III and Master of Orion III up against each other. Both games are very similiar, but the thruth is, that they are two very different games, and both can be played. I will defently buy both.

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  3. Kefka

    Kefka Your local Schizophrenic

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    Yea its a great game and Im sure #3 will be great too but for now I will stick with 2.
    The only problem with the game is your lack of visual options when you Create your own race!

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  4. GenghisK

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    Ahaha, welcome the club my friend. I'm addicted to MOO. Spend (or lost?) so many, uncountable nights playing it instead of Civ. Great game. As for Civ, I'm also a big fan of MOO 1, which was simpler but also more fun, at least IMO.
     
  5. goodbye_mr_bond

    goodbye_mr_bond Ancient

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    I used to play MOO a lot, but haven't in years. What I remember most is the excellent way diplomacy and reputation were handled. You could actually see on a bar graph--if I'm not mistaken--how each individual race viewed you, and if you were to sign an alliance, it would hold no matter your rep with other races. Extremely well done, and simple too.
     
  6. Lord Owen

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    I still play MOO2, and love it. I hope spaceship combat will be rearranged: in 1 and 2, it was ultimately a matter of building as bigger ships as possible and(with exceptions)to fire all weapons against the target in a storm of rays and missiles. What do you think about the way it's going to be handled in III, though?
     
  7. Kefka

    Kefka Your local Schizophrenic

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    What they need is something were you can get in and control one of the ships yourself during the combat.

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  8. Lord Owen

    Lord Owen Guest

    I TOTALLY agree with you. I hope that philosophy extends to the rest of management in the game.
     
  9. Kefka

    Kefka Your local Schizophrenic

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    The way it is now I just tend to let the computer design the ships and fight them.
    because the battles without it get repetitive and I may sometimes forget an upgrade


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  10. Eric The Red

    Eric The Red Chieftain

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    I think its the second greatist game series and I'm sure I'll waste many hours playing it when it comes out. you should check out there web site http://moo3.quicksilver.com
     
  11. GenghisK

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    Btw, I wonder if some of you ever tried this in MOO1?
    Well I always conquer and colonize Orion. Of course there's the Guardian to defeat but it's not so hard to do so. Once vanquished you can discover advances, and always get the DEATH RAY. Yeah, a great weapon, I tell you... But I suppose everybody has done that, right?
     
  12. Kefka

    Kefka Your local Schizophrenic

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    right
    I usually win by becoming king of the universe tho. (in MOO2)


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  13. Juize

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    MOO & MOO2 are just great!
    I prefer to use MOO, because I just loooove to make HUGE stacks of fighters (10000),
    and use this "death-squad" to kill everyone. In 2, u should control every one of them
    separetly, which would... hmm... waste time?

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  14. Lord Owen

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    Killing the Guardian was easy: 3 Titans with 16 Plasma Cannons each. The Guardian does not resist even a single turn. After this, victory is always assured.
     
  15. shadowdale

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    I love both games, and have played them both endlessly - And there are several things in MoO2 that I would like to have in Civ - but right now I'm playing Star Trek: Birth of the Federation!!!

    A great game that is very similar to MoO2, but with a much better combat system, and better graphics!!!!!

    BTW MoO2 should be played with the patch that makes "Creative" cost two extra points, because that is the game winning ability!!!



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    No wait we are species 5618 and we got beer...... don't harm us!!!!!!
     
  16. Lord Owen

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    What's your favourite custom race in MOO2?

    Here's mine:

    Dictatorship
    Tolerant
    -50% Pop.Growth.
    Artifacts & Large HW
    +1 Farming
    1/2 Money
     
  17. shadowdale

    shadowdale CFC Drunkard

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    Mine is:

    Creative
    Unification
    +50% growth rate
    +1 food
    Large home world

    -0,5 money
    -20 Ship def.
    -20 Ship att.
    -10 Ground combat



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    No wait we are species 5618 and we got beer...... don't harm us!!!!!!
     
  18. Lord Owen

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    What's your formula for killing the antarans early in the game? I found a Missile Base can easily overcome a bunch of frigates, but when destroyers begin to appear becomes difficult. Emissions Guidance System kills every ship without Spatial Compressor, and after that you can only send a massive force in hope of killing them all (until reaching Orion, of course).

    Beating Antarans in their homeworld is easy, though: 3 Doom Stars with Structural Analyzer, Achilles Targeting Unit, Reinforced Hull(Damper Field if possible)and 2 Stellar Converters in each.
     
  19. Kefka

    Kefka Your local Schizophrenic

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    Yea thats all you need because two of him will **** UP ANYTHING
    Sorry was that out of line




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