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Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« on: December 12, 2007, 07:08:22 pm »

I've been thinking about writing an informal strategy guide on how to beat a human opponent with a section for each invidual ship. However, I'm not interested in doing a massive amount of work for nothing. If the small crowd of people that frequent here aren't enthusiastic about such a project then I'd rather spend my free time on something else. I hate polls, so post your level of interest in such a project.
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 08:08:21 pm »

I'm interested. Mind you, this could be used to make better AIs, which might be interesting but I don't think better AIs should ever be put in the game, because I think it would truly suck to have AI players better than humans.
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 08:09:58 pm »

I would read it.

Also, the Ultronomicon would be a good place to put such a guide.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 09:22:57 pm »

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Also, the Ultronomicon would be a good place to put such a guide.
...which would make this a community project too, possibly saving Shiver a lot of time if enough people are interested Smiley

melee relevant ultronomicon pages
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 10:58:45 pm »

Such a guide already exists. It's called Leopards utterly complete guide to Star Control 2 ship-to-ship-combat.

Its quite old and I can't find a link for it. If you can't find a link, I could send you the Word file. It is in need of an update. But, perhaps you could contact the author and ask to use some of his or her content.
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 11:10:45 pm »

Here's  melee "extended reference notes", if it helps: http://www.fileplanet.com/hosteddl.aspx?/hst/s/t/starcon/sc2/star_control_2_melee.zip
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007, 11:35:58 pm »

I'm interested. and i think i remember seeing that one guide somewhere...
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 11:55:06 pm »

Such a guide already exists. It's called Leopards utterly complete guide to Star Control 2 ship-to-ship-combat.

Its quite old and I can't find a link for it. If you can't find a link, I could send you the Word file. It is in need of an update. But, perhaps you could contact the author and ask to use some of his or her content.

Yeah, I remember that. I also remember Jonathan Dagger's melee site, which was informative but not really an end-all source. I think it refered to Yehat as one of the most effective ships in the game going by default pricing? Bleh. Anyway, I can't find either of them now. If you could send Leopard's guide over AIM or e-mail, that would great.
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007, 06:20:35 am »

This is relevant to my interests.

It would be neat if such a guide included information about all the 300 possible match-ups, but that would probably take too much work...
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2007, 04:07:12 pm »

Here's Jonathan Dagger's old site. Its archived, so the images and the "New Recruits" section doesn't work.

Anyway, I'll send over the Leopard Guide (which does include ALL possible matches, albeit it’s a bit old now…) when I get the chance.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2007, 07:30:08 pm »

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Leopard Guide (which does include ALL possible matches
including sa-matra and flagship? Anyway, I don't think it would be too much work, except maybe for just one person.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2007, 02:54:47 am »

I'm sketching out the first section of the guide right now. Does anyone know the exact damage algorithm for when a ship crashes into the planet? I'm planning on putting this information in there but I don't know entirely how it works myself.
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 03:44:52 am »

On collision with a planet, a ship loses one fourth of its crew, rounded down, with a minimum of 1 crew.
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2007, 03:54:58 am »

I'd be very interested in reading it.
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Re: Interest Check: Player vs Player Guide
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2007, 04:34:37 am »

Hey Shiver, are you the anonymous user who has just started this work on the ultronomicon? It couldn't be pure coincidence now, could it?
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