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Title: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on January 29, 2019, 02:43:30 am
Hey SCII fans and friends.
I am considering posting a text lets play of my absurd roleplay as the Mycon in a game called Stellaris. If any of you would be interested in such a post, please verbalize your assent if not, don't verbalize your dissent. I await your response SCII fanbase.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on January 29, 2019, 12:04:55 pm
Feel free, you're always welcome transforming the Non to Void, and spreading Juffo-Wup at the same time.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Talonious on January 29, 2019, 09:30:41 pm
Why not? Go for it. I have no objections. Can't guarantee whether I'd like it or not, but I like Star Control and I think Stellaris is a great game so it's a good premise.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on January 30, 2019, 02:35:58 am
Side note I will need some instruction on how to post pictures here...  :\


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on January 30, 2019, 06:57:04 am
Upload the images to a hostingbservices, then use [img] tags to link to those hosted images....


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Death 999 on January 30, 2019, 06:26:02 pm
This sounds like it could be very funny…


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on January 30, 2019, 07:08:52 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/SUGk3Oc.jpg)
This is the Mycon race I will be using. many of the things I couldn't quite get perfect, like world class, but I figured these are the worlds they prefer for teraforming, so, close enough.
(https://i.imgur.com/HizmP30.jpg)
Now, when one talks about embracing Juffo-Wup one of course means renaming every star system Juffo-Wup (and conquering everyone else) and, I wouldn't be content renaming and mere 200 stars or even 600. No, I had to rename 1000 stars Juffo-Wup
(https://i.imgur.com/7udKzrM.jpg)
We pick up in the year, 2267 (unfortunately due to some corruptions I don't have the earlier years.) We have already spread Juffo-Wup far, and conquered one minor race, It is here that our Epic will begin
We are the Mycon. We are part of Juffo-Wup.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on January 31, 2019, 08:39:44 am
Is Stellaris somewhat similar to Master of Orion?
Looks like a tremendously enlarged version of it...

IF I ever get time to play again, I might have to test this game...

Looks, good.
Must be annoying if messages pop up asking for attention, and it's in the star system Juffo-Wup.
(Which one?)

Good luck voiding the Non!
Acknowledge the existence of un-Voidable Non
when you are faced with such, you join, absorb and wait for your opportunity
to learn the weakness that will allow you to Void the Non.
`...look... think... act... look... learn... remember... teach...look... think...'


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: PRH on January 31, 2019, 12:20:26 pm
Is Stellaris somewhat similar to Master of Orion?
Looks like a tremendously enlarged version of it...

IF I ever get time to play again, I might have to test this game...

Stellaris is in the same genre as Master of Orion, but it has some really cool mechanics (events, war declaration, ethics, policies and edicts...) that really make this game seem (to me) like a breath of fresh air compared to Civ and MoO. For example, when you declare war, you must issue demands to the enemy empire that it will have to comply with if you win (from annexing some of its systems or even the entire empire to setting up a new regime more in line with your own policies, to just "humiliating" the enemy). The empires' rulers are not immortal like in Civ or MoO (unless you have a Gestalt Consciousness), but instead one ruler succeeds another. The succession may be hereditary (if you have Imperial authority), or the successor may be named through oligarchic or democratic elections.

Be warned, though, that Stellaris is not turn-based, but real-time with adjustable speed. This isn't much of a problem in single-player mode, but multiplayer must be a pain.

There are other games by Paradox that have mechanics similar to Stellaris, such as Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on January 31, 2019, 02:56:17 pm
So I hope the colonies need less micromanagement, then...
Still, looks good.
I enjoyed Microsoft's Age of Empires 2 back then, so I can handle real-time (although I usually set the speed to rather slow to be able to micromanage....).

`...the system requires more energy. A convenient source lies beneath the crust...'


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: PRH on January 31, 2019, 03:07:52 pm
The game can be paused at any time, and you can still give orders when the game is paused, so micromanagement shouldn't be an issue.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on February 04, 2019, 07:19:09 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/skDCplk.jpg)
Here I am in the year 2227 waiting, watching, learning, preparing. And WARING
(https://i.imgur.com/oZDHQqx.jpg)
That's right my friends. Juffo-Wup grows tired of waiting and finally declares war! Their fleet power is pathetic compared to mine. Now, they may have a defensive pact with someone else, but, I already checked it out and there's no way they could even get their fleets over to help the hapless Citizen Regime of Genoggia.
(https://i.imgur.com/RsHIDcb.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/nK2xbny.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GdCcSbR.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/N0zl9fz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/G8KZXbb.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/2wtXBny.jpg)
And, after just a few tense planetary attacks we finally took their homeworld ending the war and giving me all occupied territory
(https://i.imgur.com/3kqntuL.jpg)
Quick as I could all of their space was made Juffo-Wup
(https://i.imgur.com/qEHSYFE.jpg)
Man, things are going great! we've conquered two alien race's so far, we've got a huge income per month now, everyythings perfec...
*sudden realization that wormholes can be traveled trough during wars*
(https://i.imgur.com/YFOVony.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/BnUcLXP.jpg)
*sudden realization of how many wormholes I control* I will be right back after these station upgrades!

What do you think? Let me know how you think I'm doing so far as this is my first time doing one of these!

When we encounter the Non, we must absorb the Non or reject the Non so that it is no longer Non.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on February 04, 2019, 08:36:03 pm
Looks good.
How does the diplomacy AI react to texts like
I am Dugee
I am the purity monitor
I choose what buds are permitted to mature
and which must be eradicated
I died of general misfunction 57,283 years ago.


(I'm pretty sure you can't enter your own texts, but wouldn't it be fun?)


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Death 999 on February 05, 2019, 03:45:46 pm
Now I'm trying to imagine translating that into the diplomacy-speak the AI could understand from Spaceward Ho!


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on February 05, 2019, 09:45:51 pm
For the AI the text would just get a "nonsense rambling" marking and would either be ignored, or you'd be fed with nonsensical answers too...


`...the system requires more energy. A convenient source lies beneath the crust...'


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on February 06, 2019, 05:29:03 pm
Having never played that game, I can't say. For a devouring swarm diplomacy amounts to: Insult, declare war, and I make sure to insult the non regularly.


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on February 11, 2019, 10:46:53 pm
*incoming Transmission*
We are the Mycon, we are the agents of Juffo-Wup you are non, you must become Juffo-Wup or Void.
And, on the topic of the Void, it's time for some more wars! Lightning wars to be exact! At this point we are so powerful that almost no one can match us, not even those wearing The Infamous Lewd Monocle!
(https://i.imgur.com/mhrMwwv.jpg)
And so it was that We proceeded to launch a slew of kinda dull, sorta slow, Lightning Wars!
(https://i.imgur.com/mT4mzQZ.jpg)
Here We are before the lightning wars, economy is great, fleet is overpowered, stations are well established. Suddenly We find our self's declaring war of the two neighboring empires, The Menjeti Empire, and The Alliance of Zabir. They had a defensive pact, so it was all or nothing. I at first thought this would be a very hard fought war. But the Zabir' didn't even try, their fleets kept patrolling the same space as before the war. We quickly swept across the space of the Menjeti and before we knew it, had all but wiped out the Zabir, if not for their war with the Tzynn.
(https://i.imgur.com/yPwKsUP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nSBcu9o.jpg)
Quick as We could OUR space was made Juffo-Wup and you could never tell the difference. At this point we controlled ~20% of the galaxy, and things are going good, but, Juffo-Wup cannot wait, A single spore lands, finds nourishment in decay, so progresses Juffo-Wup. And progress we did, our next target were these poor fools.
(https://i.imgur.com/S7HdcV3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/I7FOpn5.jpg)
Who very quickly embraced Juffo-Wup. This week of terror for the galaxy is almost over, but there's one more nation Juffo-Wup must consume, The Tzynn. But, as is all things with Juffo-Wup they could not stand anymore then the Gorf, falling almost as quick
(https://i.imgur.com/hHnhXbT.jpg)
With Juffo-Wup spread to nearly 40% of the galaxy and the Mycon growing almost too powerful to stop, We'd say that about concludes it for this week's transmission.
*End Transmission*


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on February 12, 2019, 12:00:19 pm
Interesting, that "Divine Screk Union" changed colour to align the colour with a neighbouring state, and expanded also pretty heftily...
Gearing up to be your main opponent?


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on February 18, 2019, 09:57:17 pm
The color change was because I have it on unions mapmode, which shows me who is aligned with who.
Sorry no post this week, I've been quite busy. Hopefully ill be back next week


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Fivepeppers on February 26, 2019, 06:39:35 pm
*Incoming Transmission*
Well it's been a while since our last transmission but the Mycon are back! And we're ready to spread Juffo-Wup! When we last left we had taken over huge amounts of spa-er "Void" and made it into Juffo-wup. Hopefully this week will be no different...
(https://i.imgur.com/MqNvPku.jpg)
So, we will continue with our conquest, up, and to the rig-er left. next taking on the glyrran Policy and their federation neighbors. And, We had this great plan we had moved all our fleets back to a gate way we controlled, then we were going to send a medium fleet in and it would punch through their defenses and take their gateway before they even knew they were at war, then we would just swarm our fleets through our new gateway and quickly overrun them. Great plan right? Well, I forgot to take into account the fact, that their gateway was in a nebula, meaning, We can't see into the system to get an idea of how strong their defenses are. But, no worries, I sure we can take and station they have... then We warped in..
(https://i.imgur.com/Ln4A3he.jpg)
And were met with this... yeah, We didn't win.
(https://i.imgur.com/CvwVdSO.jpg)
But Juffo-Wup cannot be held back for long, after some lightning fleet movements, and frantic panicking, and the AI being generally stupid, we were able to beat them back in no time and as one war was already drawing to a close. We figured why not just go barreling into another one!
(https://i.imgur.com/eOmYWw8.jpg)
With the next federation in line. And this would have gone swimmingly we had them thoroughly beaten when suddenly, this happened...
(https://i.imgur.com/Y0vwXCz.jpg)
That's right! The fallen empire awoke! For those of you wondering what that means, it means that the fallen empire that was just chilling, waiting to get destroyed. Decided they want to take over the whole galaxy. One empire at a time. they're stronger than everyone, and much more advanced. And checking they're opinion of everyone I found this...
(https://i.imgur.com/vkQMATN.jpg)
I had to quickly end my war with the Zaacplot and withdraw my fleets to begin building them up, and hopefully taking out the Obadin... Until next week
*Transmission End*


Title: Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup
Post by: Krulle on March 04, 2019, 10:29:02 am
Sounds like the Antarans are back and attaking.
Well, in MoO you had a chence defending a colony, or you just refounded it, but here it looks different.
Looks like all your opponents willingly accepted the Obadin as their overlords (except for two, apprently, and both of them have too much border to defend against you to openly state anything against you).
So, Juffo-Wup will have a much longer front to defend  and advance than expected.

Good luck!