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« on: May 27, 2004, 12:52:42 am »

A month or so back there was a patch floating around to make
UQM a bit harder. More probes, random Ur-Quan attacks, etc.
I'd like to put forth another suggestion:

Have an option to allow the player to _not_ see the opponent's
crew and battery during combat. I'm not sure about everyone else, but I
base a lot of my tatics on how much crew and energy the computer
has left. Keeping me from seeing this would be a good challenge.

So, how about an option to hide the computer's stats? It also
makes good role playing sense.
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 01:17:37 am »

That's not a bad idea, it would be much more realistic.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 01:34:06 am »

I like this idea.
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2004, 02:46:05 am »

I like this one, it's very different.

Other simple changes one could make:

1) reactivate VUX close warp-in (this may have been mentioned before)

2) double lander fuel use

3) make the main ship a little touch slower (via making the thruster increment smaller, not by lowering the no-thrusters speed)

4) make stuff more expensive
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2004, 03:26:27 am »

Exellent idea Zeep-Eeep! - And maybe how about.....

5. Making the hell bore a tad umm... weaker and maybe the energy drain up?
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2004, 04:58:51 am »

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A month or so back there was a patch floating around to make
UQM a bit harder. More probes, random Ur-Quan attacks, etc.
I'd like to put forth another suggestion:

Have an option to allow the player to _not_ see the opponent's
crew and battery during combat. I'm not sure about everyone else, but I
base a lot of my tatics on how much crew and energy the computer
has left. Keeping me from seeing this would be a good challenge.

So, how about an option to hide the computer's stats? It also
makes good role playing sense.


Good idea, but still you are wrong that it isn't "realistic". Heard about scanners?  Roll Eyes Not seeing crow and battery will be realistic only vs Avenger ships.

Anyway, it is a very good idea but it isn't realistic :\
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2004, 05:04:04 am »

Sure it is! - Remember DJ, the green dots don't alway mean crew. They can mean internal damage. Also, can they use some sort of shield to prevent you from scaning how much energy they have?
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2004, 08:32:55 am »

No more probes. They are just annoying. Option to hide computer's stats sounds good. Random Ur-Quan attacks is also a good idea. Or maybe both Ur-Quans could dominate bigger space.
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2004, 08:51:42 am »

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A month or so back there was a patch floating around to make
UQM a bit harder. More probes, random Ur-Quan attacks, etc.
I'd like to put forth another suggestion:

Have an option to allow the player to _not_ see the opponent's
crew and battery during combat. I'm not sure about everyone else, but I
base a lot of my tatics on how much crew and energy the computer
has left. Keeping me from seeing this would be a good challenge.

So, how about an option to hide the computer's stats? It also
makes good role playing sense.


tape....

paper....

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no more stats :p

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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2004, 05:58:53 pm »

Since we're talking about fictional combat with a make-believe group
of aliens in the future, I don't think anything about UQM combat can
be considered "realistic".

However, DJ, while there very well may be "scanners" in UQM there
may also be ECM devices in the future. You could set the option to make
it work either way, depending on your view of the game. That isn't important. It's the difficultly factor that I'm interested in.

Looking at the code last night, I suddenly remembered why I didn't take part in the last mod patch. It's fugly code. So I'm going to shut up and sit this one out form here on in.
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2004, 10:03:15 pm »

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Sure it is! - Remember DJ, the green dots don't alway mean crew. They can mean internal damage. Also, can they use some sort of shield to prevent you from scaning how much energy they have?

Then the Syreen special draws away bits of armor plating?  Green dots _are_ crew except in the world of SC3.
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2004, 10:08:15 pm »

Well, then how come a nuke always takes out four people, no more or less? Or how come the chmmr ships is as big as the planet?
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2004, 10:12:26 pm »

There is an exception....the Slylandro Probe....its dots aren't crew....and they're colored grey to show this. It's immune to the Syreen's call, naturally.

SC3's ships make no sense....the Doog constructor...how is it you "repair" crew when Doogs aren't robots?

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2004, 10:29:08 pm »

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Well, then how come a nuke always takes out four people, no more or less? Or how come the chmmr ships is as big as the planet?

Because that's slightly less nonsensical than Syreen singing to inanimate objects.  You have to have a demarcation between RL and an ordered game somewhere.  If you're curious as to why a nuke does so little damage: maybe all ships have some minor shielding (the yehat and utwig use much stronger versions).
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Re: Possible Changes
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2004, 11:18:07 pm »

There is one thing about Syreen though. We (meaning humans in general) are attracted to them. How about the thraddash? or Supox? Why do they still fall for the call?
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