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riadsala
06-09-2011, 03:55 PM
Hello,

i was wondering if anybody else bought SotS in the recent sales? And if so, does anybody fancy a multiplayer game? Myself and a friend bought the game a few months ago, but haven't really played it very much. We briefly test out how the multiplayer system works though, and it's pretty slick (especially compared to the problems we've had with Blood Bowl etc).

So, we were wondering, is anybody interested in joining us? We'd be looking at doing a couple of turns a few nights a week. Maybe more maybe less. I think it's possible to set up and run a server for the game, so players can log on and take their shots whenever (similar to Dom3).

Anybody interested?

Riadsala

edit: Google doc... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...XpNZnpPSFdVNnc

karandraz
06-09-2011, 04:04 PM
Hey riadsala, id be interested in playing although ive only played single player in sword of the stars so am not quite sure the multilayer works. Just to check which version do you have? i imagine it would be the complete package, like me but its best to make sure. :)

riadsala
06-09-2011, 04:15 PM
yup, we both have the complete pack. Are you on Steam/gmail? if so, could you PM me your details and we can arrange things.

riadsala
06-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Annoyingly, it looks like the standalone server is hardcoded to replace absent players with AIs. So if we don't all log in at the same time, somebody will have the AI taking there shot. Hmm.

Anybody have any experience with this game?

Tikey
06-09-2011, 04:47 PM
I'd love to, but I have some problems with the time frame (and being pretty busy too). If we can get around that It'd be awesome to play with some RPSers

riadsala
07-09-2011, 09:11 AM
I'd love to, but I have some problems with the time frame (and being pretty busy too). If we can get around that It'd be awesome to play with some RPSers

If you can make some of the sessions, you could join in if you were ok with the AI taking over when you're busy? Which would probably be quite a lot of the time, but at least you'd get to stick your oar in and tweak things every now and then?

Tikey
07-09-2011, 08:24 PM
That'd be perfect. That way I can blame the AI when my whole empire collapses.

riadsala
07-09-2011, 08:57 PM
in that case, can you PM me your Steam ID (assuming your on steam) and we can try and find a mutually agreeable time to start the game.

riadsala
09-09-2011, 12:35 PM
Right, I'm hoping we can arrange to get this game off the ground over the weekend. Doesn't have to be a long session, but I'd quite like to get the ball rolling.

Tikey
09-09-2011, 05:57 PM
With time differences maybe I can play on sunday afternoon (yours afternoon). Tell me what hour is best for you lot and I'll see if I can make it.

Heliocentric
11-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Heliocentric on steam, don't have sots installed at the moment but that's fixed with an evening download.

DarkNoghri
12-09-2011, 07:59 AM
Mebbeh. It would depend on timing, really. And if you would take a complete newbie who's never actually played SOTS before.

Anyway, installing, on the off chance.

riadsala
12-09-2011, 08:41 AM
are people free to start the game this evening?

DarkNoghri
12-09-2011, 09:22 AM
are people free to start the game this evening?

Possibly. Especially if we can be done by 5PM EST (10PM in England (I think), where I assume most of you are?)

riadsala
12-09-2011, 09:56 AM
say 8pm UK time?

The plan is to make this a "learning" game and then we can start a bigger, proper game sometime later. But at the moment, I'd just like to get a game underway and getting everybody coordinated is a bit of a logistical nightmare.

ntw
12-09-2011, 10:11 AM
sounds like you guys need a spreadsheet :D

Tikey
12-09-2011, 02:49 PM
I get home at 10pm (uk time) so I'll check if you guys are still playing.
Save me a slot with the bugs if you don't mind (fishes or tarkas are fine too).

My steam ID (http://steamcommunity.com/id/tikey421) just in case

karandraz
12-09-2011, 08:07 PM
Hey guys and girls keeping an eye on this thread, riad says hes intending to start around 9 ish if your in :)

Tikey, riad said hes going to keep a slot open for you if we start before you can get online, thinks that means the A.I will take a couple of turns for you. maybe that'l add to the challenege ? :)

Tikey
12-09-2011, 08:10 PM
yeah, I know, no problem. The AI will probably play better than me anyway.

riadsala
12-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Hoping for nine.... Sorbicol's re-downloading the game, so it will partly be done to how long that takes.

Oh, and races: anybody else want to claim a race? I think I should go humans or tarkas, being new to the game and all.

Humans
Tarkas
Liirian - Sorbicol
Hivers - Tikey
Zuul -
Morrigi -

Tikey
12-09-2011, 08:38 PM
If you are new new I recommend to play Tarkas, Humans have their quirks.

riadsala
12-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Ok, I'll go Tarkas, unless somebody with even less experience nabs them.

Oh, and if I vanish... it means the power's gone. Weathers a little stormy and the lights have started to flicker!

riadsala
12-09-2011, 11:33 PM
Just so people know, we got the game started tonight. The game has a very good multi-player implementation. I am very impressed. Tikey was late home from work, so we started without him, and he managed to jump in half way through our session and take over from the AI. And Heliocentric couldn't make it, so we stated an AI off for him.

Hoping to have session 2 10pm on Wednesday.

If everything goes well, hopefully we can step up to a bigger second game when this one is done and dusted. Long way to go though.

DarkNoghri
13-09-2011, 03:58 AM
we got the game started tonight.

:'(

Crud. (not that you got it started, but that I wasn't there)

riadsala
13-09-2011, 08:37 AM
:'(

Crud. (not that you got it started, but that I wasn't there)

Sorry. I kept an eye out for you, but obviously it didn't work out.

I expect there'll be a second game after this one, so keep an eye out for that.

Hensler
13-09-2011, 11:12 PM
I want in the next game :) ! I see the game for 3.99 on Impulse - will that work on Steam to play with you guys?

karandraz
14-09-2011, 12:04 AM
Be nice to play with you dark noghri, and hey if enough players spot this thread a second game might spring up with new players in no time.

Hensler - i would imagine it would work fine as you use the in-game browser to connect to games.

Raidsala and co it looks like my work place has stuck its unwelcome oar in so i may be abit late tomorrow (weds) night i should be home for around 10:45-11, but i understand if you wanna get things going without me for that session :)

riadsala
14-09-2011, 09:34 AM
Raidsala and co it looks like my work place has stuck its unwelcome oar in so i may be abit late tomorrow (weds) night i should be home for around 10:45-11, but i understand if you wanna get things going without me for that session :)

Aw. I was looking forward to tonight! I reckon we should probably try and wait for you though. Here's hoping you're not toooooo late back and we can get a few turns done. We won't have long, I don't really want to stay up too late on a schoolnight, but lets hope we can get 5 turns in or something, just to keep the game ticking over.

Tobien
14-09-2011, 06:09 PM
I would defiantly be interested in joining a game, be it the next or even trying to get a second game going if enough people voice an interest.

Heliocentric
14-09-2011, 11:08 PM
Where is everyone?

karandraz
14-09-2011, 11:19 PM
hey heliocentric, were on steam at the moment, do you use steam? we are all there apart from riadsala trying to get a hold of him!

Also would be happy to help if a second game set up but wouldnt want to take the place of a newer player :)

Heliocentric
15-09-2011, 12:27 AM
posting this on my mobile, my net went down, sorry guys.

Heliocentric
15-09-2011, 12:32 AM
my phone line is down (and its phone line internet) must be out of hours service.

Tikey
15-09-2011, 12:34 AM
There isn't a sword of the stars RPS steam group, right?
We should make one so at least we can see the RPSers interested in playing.

riadsala
15-09-2011, 08:11 AM
@ Everybody
Sorry for being late back... had a good reason :( And thanks for waiting for me, appreciated it

@ Heliocentric
Not to worry. We stopped shortly after you disconnected anyway.

@ Tikey
Good idea.

Sorbicol
15-09-2011, 08:38 AM
Hi Chaps

good game last night enjoyed it. Once you get used to its idiosyncrasies it's not a bad game at all is it?

Bit late finishing when you've got to be at work for 8am though. Might prefer a tad earlier start next time!

As for everyone else wanting to join, sure we can get a much bigger game going once this one is done and dusted.

riadsala
15-09-2011, 08:45 AM
When are people free for the next session? Sunday afternoon perhaps?

Sorbicol
15-09-2011, 08:46 AM
I want in the next game :) ! I see the game for 3.99 on Impulse - will that work on Steam to play with you guys?


Hensler - yes it will. You'll just need to link the SotS.exe file into steam so you can use the steam chat system.

You can also run the game completely outside of steam to play the multiplayer too so it wouldn't really be an issue either way.

riadsala
15-09-2011, 09:15 AM
Oh, suggestion for SotS: I think it would be fun to stick to the game rules about diplomacy... you have to research translation techs to be able to talk to your opponenets. No making cunning plans via Steam until you research the ability to do it in-game.

Obviously there's no way to enforce this. But I like the fact that hte devs made ingame chat goobleygook until you learn how to translate it. A nice touch.

Tikey
15-09-2011, 01:24 PM
I'm fine with that rule. Seems more fun that way.

Heliocentric
15-09-2011, 01:36 PM
However, i reserve the right to make threatening overtures in the shared steam chat at any time.

karandraz
15-09-2011, 03:38 PM
I also agree to that rule. although i reserve the right to make cunning plans with myself :)

Tikey
15-09-2011, 04:05 PM
Steam group created (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RPSotS) (can you tell that I don't want to work?)

riadsala
16-09-2011, 06:49 PM
good work with the steam group.

can everybody make half past four Sunday afternoon for our next session?

Sorbicol
17-09-2011, 11:02 AM
OK.

So. Erm. I might have done something a bit silly. I think I accidentally deleted the save game file for this game last night in a fit of overzealous cleaning up of lots of restarted game.

I take it this messes things up somewhat.

riadsala
17-09-2011, 12:45 PM
OK.

So. Erm. I might have done something a bit silly. I think I accidentally deleted the save game file for this game last night in a fit of overzealous cleaning up of lots of restarted game.

I take it this messes things up somewhat.

I'm optimistically thinking that it should be fine... providing the rest of us don't all delete our save files too! Heliocentric and Tikey managed to join the once after we had started.

Heliocentric
17-09-2011, 09:39 PM
With a deleted save you simply wont be able to host, guests are fine though.


good work with the steam group.

can everybody make half past four Sunday afternoon for our next session?

Looking forward to it.

Sorbicol
18-09-2011, 03:11 PM
Ah cool Well sacked off the Liverpool Spurs match on the basis that we aren't coming back from 3-0 down and 2 men off....

Free at 4 pm til maybe about 5? but no later than that if we can start earlier?

Heliocentric
19-09-2011, 12:14 AM
Sorry Mr light blue fishy, but if you are going to leave your planets unattended?

Sorbicol
19-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Sorry Mr light blue fishy, but if you are going to leave your planets unattended?

I'd only just colonised that planet. AND you were there "peacfully" before you cruely blew them up! Shocking!

riadsala
19-09-2011, 10:16 AM
I'd only just colonised that planet. AND you were there "peacfully" before you cruely blew them up! Shocking!


what else do you expect from those vile humans...

Sorbicol
19-09-2011, 01:08 PM
what else do you expect from those vile humans...

Death to the Sushi eaters!

riadsala
19-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Death to the Sushi eaters!

Now there's a call to arms if ever I heard one!

Sorbicol
20-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Right chaps, forgot to mention I am away from Friday until next Monday due to my folk's 40th wedding anniversary. Therefore my only window this week is Wednesday night around 9pm ish.

riadsala
20-09-2011, 09:45 AM
ok, shall we aim to get in at least half an hour on Wednesday?

Heliocentric
20-09-2011, 10:33 AM
I served an eviction notice well ahead of time. You gave my reposession fleet no alternative.

Maybe next time you'll keep up on your rent.

Tikey
20-09-2011, 03:12 PM
Wednesdayseems fine. But as usual I get home around 10. If you can't wait, just let the AI ruin my careful laid out plan.

karandraz
21-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Hey guys, am still free thursday but tonight i wont be home from work today till at the earliest 11 :( so i understand if you want to do a session without me, just hope the a.i doesn't surrender my empire straight away!

riadsala
21-09-2011, 04:30 PM
argh.

what do people think? If we're not all free tomorrow night, then I suggest we play this evening with AI-Karandraz. it would only be a half hour session anyway, enough to keep the game ticking over.

Sorb's away this weekend, and I'll be away next weekend, so it might be a while til we can get a good long session in again. But as long as we can all touchbase for at least half an hour a week, we'll still be moving faster than trad. PBEM games :)

Tikey
21-09-2011, 04:50 PM
I'm fine with the 30 minute session if someone can't make it and the AI has to take control. That way we can keep the game going and the AI can't screw someone too badly.

Sorbicol
21-09-2011, 10:18 PM
Sorry for late notice but I won't be one tonight, got sick cats. Might be able to squeeze in half an hour tomorrow (Thursday)

Heliocentric
21-09-2011, 10:18 PM
:( =Big Bad Frown

riadsala
21-09-2011, 10:39 PM
:(

Lets hope we can magic something up for tomorrow then.

Sorbicol
22-09-2011, 10:30 AM
:( =Big Bad Frown

Yeah sorry about that. Unexpectedly had to leave them at the vets to get some biopsies done, weren't ready to pick up until 10pm after which we were more worried about them than playing games. Unexpected! Should be free tonight about 10pm ish though if everyone else is free.

Heliocentric
22-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Tell your cat to get well soon.

Tikey
22-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Sorry I didn't show up last night. Windows decided that it liked crashing more than booting.
Don't think I'm going to make it today neither as I still have to fix it.

riadsala
22-09-2011, 06:06 PM
ok, guess we'll wait til next week?

Computers eh.

Tikey
22-09-2011, 06:39 PM
If you're all online don't let me stop you from playing. Just don't destroy me please.

Heliocentric
22-09-2011, 07:21 PM
All online, its 2 of us. Hardly seems sporting.

Tikey
22-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Well, but maybe later the four of you will be online and might want to play. If I'm not online, just go ahead.

riadsala
26-09-2011, 08:50 AM
ok folks. we should try and make some progress this week, yes?

Heliocentric
26-09-2011, 11:34 AM
We can but dream.

riadsala
26-09-2011, 12:37 PM
We can but dream.


ah, stop being so negative. From my initial post:



We'd be looking at doing a couple of turns a few nights a week. Maybe more maybe less.

Sure, we haven't done much in the last week. But overall we made more progress than I expected. And hopefully we can get in a few turns one evening this week.

Tikey
26-09-2011, 03:47 PM
My problems are sorted out, so I'm up for a game. (just not tomorrow nor friday)

riadsala
26-09-2011, 03:58 PM
My problems are sorted out, so I'm up for a game. (just not tomorrow nor friday)


Well, Friday, and next weekend, are out, as I'm away.

Tonight at 10pm is possible, but unlikely (I think Sorb's taking a long weekend, and I have a friend round for boardgames tonight.

How about Wednesday night? 10pm? Hopefully get can get 5 turns in at the least to keep things fresh. :)

Plus, the game's reached an interesting point... i want to see what happens next!

Heliocentric
26-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Wed is fine for me, 10pm it is.

Tikey
26-09-2011, 04:18 PM
Wednesday is perfect.

Sorbicol
26-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Back. Wednesday I can do but it looks like allthe house stuff has come together this week, so hopefully we'll be exchanging in the next couple of days. That mitt make my attendance a bit erratic, so feel free to AI me if needs be

karandraz
27-09-2011, 07:00 PM
hey guys ill try and make that time, am free but ive been having some computer problems (my hardrive is dying) so if i am a no show its not because ive lost the will to fight, my computer is just knackered!

riadsala
28-09-2011, 12:32 PM
Ok. so 10pm this evening.

Tikey
28-09-2011, 02:44 PM
Awesome. As usual I might be a few minutes late, but nothing to worry about, start without me if you want.

Heliocentric
28-09-2011, 06:57 PM
Awesome. As usual I might be a few minutes late, but nothing to worry about, start without me if you want.

Quick everyone! Cease his lands and corrupt his people.

riadsala
28-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Quick everyone! Cease his lands and corrupt his people.



I wish I knew how!

... must learn more about this game...

Tikey
28-09-2011, 08:12 PM
You might take my land but you will never take MY FREEDOM!

Heliocentric
28-09-2011, 08:42 PM
Dibs on his freedom.

Heliocentric
28-09-2011, 10:53 PM
I'd redact the Image details, but the ship was made by the ai in the first few turns.
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/541780788491736248/F0BE0AE1F4A39F745F54DD26CA06EA5CFA892EE8/
Image is 1920*1080 if the lucky recipient of those missiles fancies a new wallpaper.

Heliocentric
29-09-2011, 02:03 AM
I'M SO BLOGGING THIS
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?1549-Dear-space-diary-A-rolling-SotS-jotter&p=41688#post41688

Tikey
29-09-2011, 02:29 AM
Great idea. I was thinking about doing something like that but it wouldn't be much interesting to read a diary consisting mostly on "waiting for my ships to arrive to some planet".

PS: Sorry I didn't answer you, I was having dinner :P

riadsala
29-09-2011, 08:48 AM
I've been taking notes on my blog. I'm happy to incorporate posts from other people. At the moment, I'm jsut taking some screenshots and making a few notes.

Sorbicol
29-09-2011, 10:30 AM
Stop making me feel inadequate by not posting anything.

riadsala
29-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Steam screenshots make things pretty easy!

Btw, I *might* be able to fit in another half an hour this evening if people are free. Thoughts?

Heliocentric
29-09-2011, 11:12 AM
Yes please,what time?

riadsala
29-09-2011, 12:04 PM
I assume it would have to be 10pm when Tikey gets home. and don't know if the others will be available.

Tikey
29-09-2011, 02:30 PM
I have lots of things to do for uni but to hell with it, 30 min of sots isn't going to kill me! :D

Heliocentric
30-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Any word on peoples availability? I'm every night.

Tikey
30-09-2011, 07:52 PM
not until sunday probably.

Sorbicol
01-10-2011, 07:32 AM
Not sure Riad is free now until Monday, he's away for the weekend. I'm free pretty much any night next week hough if people want a couple of sessions?

riadsala
02-10-2011, 07:50 PM
Howdy.

Turns out, Manchester is a pretty nice city :)

Anyway, home now. So lets pick an evening to try and get an hour of SOTS done. Suggestions? I don't think I've got anything else booked this week already, although there are a couple of films I need to find time to go see.

Tikey
02-10-2011, 09:00 PM
Monday, wednesday or thursday are fine for me.

Heliocentric
03-10-2011, 01:59 AM
I spent like 3 hours today reading
http://sots.rorschach.net/Beginner's_Guide (not this guide but the whole wiki, that guide is just a good place to start)

I've been scheming.

Sorbicol
03-10-2011, 12:34 PM
Scheme Scheme.....

I can do any night this week apart from Tuesday. So long as I'm not sidetracked in the BF3 beta..........

Heliocentric
03-10-2011, 01:35 PM
Monday, wednesday or thursday are fine for me.

So this then?

Tikey
03-10-2011, 04:49 PM
I have to do a few things after work, but I'll postpone the for some other day if we're playing today. Just let me know what's the idea for today so I know what to do.

Sorbicol
03-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Can't do tOnight as I'm convalescing in bed, feeling decidrely peaky :(

Tikey
03-10-2011, 06:12 PM
Get better Sorb. We'll play another day :)

Heliocentric
04-10-2011, 07:15 AM
Can't do tOnight as I'm convalescing in bed, feeling decidrely peaky :(

You will be first against the wall when the revolution in comes. / Get well soon.

Heliocentric
04-10-2011, 08:01 PM
If I don't get hear the lamination (wrapping in plastic) of your womenfolk soon I will be disappointed.

Tikey
04-10-2011, 09:02 PM
Space weeeeeeeeeeeek
We have to shoot each other before the end of the week

and in the game

Tikey
06-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Can we work something out today?

Sorbicol
09-10-2011, 08:56 PM
Right chaps - fully recovered, around to play. When's good for everyone this week? I can do any night at the moment so I'm happy to fit in as many sessions as we can

Tikey
09-10-2011, 10:45 PM
I don't think I can get the time to play until Wednesday. That or Thursday are fine for me.

riadsala
10-10-2011, 01:08 PM
Wed and/or Thurs are fine for me just now.

karandraz
10-10-2011, 03:47 PM
I believe am free weds, thurs not so sure yet! but probably squeeze in an hour or two. Ive got a warehouse full of morrigi dreadnaught (not to scale) plushies to sell :P

Tikey
10-10-2011, 04:04 PM
I was genuinely worried when I read "Ive got a warehouse full of morrigi dreadnaught".

Heliocentric
10-10-2011, 06:33 PM
*puts up a "no merchants welcome" sign*

Bloody crows.

Heliocentric
12-10-2011, 12:35 PM
Tonight we get our orbital bombardment on?

riadsala
12-10-2011, 03:03 PM
Tonight we get our orbital bombardment on?


I believe so.

Tikey, am I right in thinking that you're free from 10pm?

Tikey
12-10-2011, 03:11 PM
I'm going to be busy glassing your worlds and taking your resources. Either that or watching my ships slowly drift in space. (In other words: yes, I'm free for a game from 10pm)

karandraz
12-10-2011, 11:40 PM
Looks like i missed a session tonight, sorry guys hopefully ill catch the next one!

Heliocentric
12-10-2011, 11:55 PM
We did wait a while but it's been ages since we've even taken a turn, tomorrow might happen if enough show up.

Tikey
13-10-2011, 02:17 AM
I'm posting here as I don't want to "stain" the diary thread:

I always assume that the von neumann will appear. I haven't play a single game without them. Fortunately it seems that they're far away.

riadsala
13-10-2011, 03:45 PM
I think the plan is to play for a while on Sunday if everybody is free?

Sorbicol
13-10-2011, 04:03 PM
I'm posting here as I don't want to "stain" the diary thread:

I always assume that the von neumann will appear. I haven't play a single game without them. Fortunately it seems that they're far away.

Yes they are. They keep visiting me

Heliocentric
13-10-2011, 04:33 PM
Yes they are. They keep visiting me

They must be near you I can only assume. Please avert apocalyptic neumannage and don't feed the Garrys.
SEE YOU SUCKAS ON SUNDAY.

Heliocentric
16-10-2011, 08:57 PM
SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS
SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS
SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS SotS...

Tikey
16-10-2011, 11:01 PM
To avoid incidents like today's I propose some simple things:

Unless we've agreed on some time to play the "four out of five online" is a valid rule.

Fifteen minutes wait after the set time for everyone to get online. After that the game starts if it's only missing one person.

I don't know if we can agree on a set time for sundays, as it might depend on what everyone is doing that day. So I think we should find a way to let each other know when the game is preparing. Some text message or something that the person could see without having to be on the pc. In this case don't worry about me as I'm long distance and don't have an internet capable phone. If on sunday the four of you are online, just play without me, no problem.
If anyone has a better idea of how can we arrange the sunday game just post.

Heliocentric
16-10-2011, 11:23 PM
Again apologies for my tantrum I was just really looking to fusion frying some sushi.

riadsala
17-10-2011, 01:08 PM
No worries. I imagine it was pretty frustrating.

Here's hoping all 5 of us can make one night this week. Is starting at half 9 possible, as I doubt I'll want to stay up past 11pm on a schoolnight.

Friday is out for me this week. But any other night (except today) is probably fine.

Tikey
17-10-2011, 01:19 PM
Wednesday or thursday as usual (but not both as I have to finish some things for friday)

Heliocentric
17-10-2011, 03:16 PM
Any day I just need notice to plan around.

karandraz
18-10-2011, 02:36 AM
Thursday at the moment seems the best for me guys, will be around weds too but likely not till really late :(

Tikey
18-10-2011, 02:52 AM
Well, Unless sorb has any problem with it Thursday it is then.

karandraz
18-10-2011, 03:10 AM
Great, iam looking forward to trading with you all very soon ;)

Sorbicol
18-10-2011, 11:27 AM
Hi Chaps

I should be good for Thrusday night, although like Riad says if we could start a little earlier this would make things a bit easier.

I have just taken possession of the house my wife and I have bought though, so if I'm not there then start without me and I'll try and log in as an when I can. Got a lot of decorating / DIY jobs coming up so my availability might be a bit irrattic.

Tikey
18-10-2011, 02:58 PM
I can't make it before 10pm but start without me if you want to play earlier. I'll do damage control when I get home.

Heliocentric
18-10-2011, 04:30 PM
so if I'm not there then start without me and I'll try and log in as an when I can.

So, how well done does everyone like their fish? Don't say rare.

Tikey
18-10-2011, 04:57 PM
Roasted and a little bit radioactive

karandraz
18-10-2011, 06:26 PM
Deep fried and battered

karandraz
21-10-2011, 01:23 AM
Sorry guys, i got held up at work tonight so i got home alot later than planned, hope you managed to get a few turns in without your favourite trader!

riadsala
21-10-2011, 10:19 AM
no worries. you missed a little 40min session.

How about Saturday or Sunday, early evening uk time? try and get 1-2 hours in?

Sorbicol
21-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Sunday is good for me, Saturday is going to be spent working out what colours we want in the new house, ripping out some crappy old furniture and getting the carpets measured up. I'll be asleep before Match of the Day starts............

Tikey
21-10-2011, 01:57 PM
I have to go voting on sunday, so I don't know when I'm going to be free.
Just agree on a time frame and I'll try go voting earlier (or later)

riadsala
21-10-2011, 02:10 PM
When's good for everybody? 5-7pm would be good for me. but I can probably do later in the evening too.

Heliocentric
21-10-2011, 02:54 PM
When's good for everybody? 5-7pm would be good for me. but I can probably do later in the evening too.

As ever I'm easy as long as we get notice.

Hanban
21-10-2011, 04:10 PM
Hello people. In an attempt to gather impressions about what has always put me off about SOTS, I have ended up absolutely loving the game. I'm just here to say that in the future I would be interested in partaking in one of these multiplayer sessions!

For now though I'm trying to get more intimately acquainted with the game in singleplayer.

Toodles!

Sorbicol
22-10-2011, 07:20 PM
When's good for everybody? 5-7pm would be good for me. but I can probably do later in the evening too.

That would probably be a little bit too early for me, sorry. I was sort of hoping about 7-9pm.

riadsala
22-10-2011, 07:47 PM
That should be fine

karandraz
23-10-2011, 01:52 AM
Hey chaps i most likely wont be home till after ten on sunday so feel free to have a few turns on me :) if your still playing when i get home or if i get finished from work early id love to join the session :)

Heliocentric
23-10-2011, 10:50 AM
So... Rule of 4 or do we skip today?

riadsala
23-10-2011, 11:16 AM
I'm tempted to say we wait til 10 and just get a little session in with all 5. It's been a while since we managed to get everybody online at the same time.

I'm having a fun morning sorting out the first few chapters of my AAR for this game. Ah, if only I knew then what I know now :)

Tikey
23-10-2011, 03:53 PM
I have no trouble with waiting till ten. I'd prefer we play all together. Specially being that karand has been missing the last few sessions now, he should have the chance to do some damage control.

riadsala
24-10-2011, 09:04 AM
Ok, shame last night fell through.

Lets try and find out when's a good evening for all of us. Sorb is pretty busy moving house, but here's hoping he can cut back on ciV to make time for us!

Thursday night is (probably) out for me as I'm hoping to have friends round for boardgames. Similar for next Saturday evening.
Think I'm free any other time though (except when I'm at work during the day of course).

riadsala
24-10-2011, 09:08 AM
ps, I posted up Episode 1 (http://riadgameblog.wordpress.com/) of my AAR if you guys are interested

Heliocentric
24-10-2011, 09:40 AM
Indeed, I'd be uneager to play without Sorbicol too, I don't want to hear any excuses when his ships, sorry I mean fishtanks are reduced to shards.

Sorbicol
24-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Hi chaps.... My availability is going to be limited the next couple of weeks. I've got some blood bowl league games to play which sort of have priority, seeing as they are "proper" competitive if you know what I mean ;)

Next Week I won't be around at all as I have a week off work to get the bulk of the work done. Most evenings this week I'll be around for about half an hour or so from 10pm. I could also do this weekend too if it's not too late

Heliocentric
24-10-2011, 10:34 AM
ps, I posted up Episode 1 (http://riadgameblog.wordpress.com/) of my AAR if you guys are interested

I will be following this and will be disseminating this for data.

riadsala
24-10-2011, 12:09 PM
Can we all do tonight at 10pm? Even if its just half an hour.

Heliocentric
24-10-2011, 03:16 PM
I knew it would happen eventually, Riad is getting withdrawls.

Tikey
24-10-2011, 03:41 PM
Tonight is fine for me. But I'm also going to be busy during the next few weeks (It's near the uni end of the term).

Heliocentric
26-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Are people expecting Sunday to be the next session? There could be some epic stuff in the next few turn.

Tikey
26-10-2011, 08:06 PM
I think so. The project delivery date was pushed two weeks so I'm not as busy as I thought I'd be.
I'm really looking forward to the next session, things are heating up.

Sorbicol
27-10-2011, 12:58 PM
Sunday is good for me. Say about 9pm when Mrs Sorb is watching Downton Abbey?

Heliocentric
27-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Sunday is good for me. Say about 9pm when Mrs Sorb is watching Downton Abbey?

It's a date, except with lasers instead of kissing, missiles instead of flirting and instead of coming back to mine for coffee I bombard your planets with nuclear weapons.

karandraz
27-10-2011, 10:50 PM
Hey guys i will be around on saturday for a while but i dont think ill make it for that time on sunday, ill be at work till atleast 11 :( i can always catch the next session though, if the a.i doesnt run me into the ground with it crazyness. Atleast that makes me unpredictable.

Tikey
27-10-2011, 11:11 PM
Saturday is impossible for me (it's the only day I can spend with the girlfriend)

Heliocentric
28-10-2011, 01:17 AM
Saturday is impossible for me (it's the only day I can spend with the girlfriend)

You are looking at this all wrong. Play and if she dumps you heyo free time, if she doesn't she has set a precident.

Win win.

Heliocentric
30-10-2011, 03:59 PM
So what are the chances of some intergalactic warfare today?

karandraz
30-10-2011, 04:04 PM
Well i am off to work in about half an hour dude, get back hopefully not too long after 11, but if you guys want to get in a session while am gone its no biggie :) ill trade with you when i can ;)

Heliocentric
30-10-2011, 04:11 PM
Well i am off to work in about half an hour dude, get back hopefully not too long after 11, but if you guys want to get in a session while am gone its no biggie :) ill trade with you when i can ;)

Aww man, who is your boss, I need to get you fired so we can sort things out to play.

riadsala
31-10-2011, 09:37 AM
Right, now that the excitment with SotS2 is out the way (ie, it's broken), shall we get on with figuring out an evening to play more of this game?

10pm tonight?

Tikey
31-10-2011, 01:30 PM
Right, now that the excitment with SotS2 is out the way (ie, it's broken)

I laughed.


shall we get on with figuring out an evening to play more of this game?

10pm tonight?

I think I can make it so I'll do my best to be there.

Heliocentric
31-10-2011, 05:41 PM
10pm tonight?
I'll be there. What sauce goes well with grilled Liir?

Heliocentric
31-10-2011, 11:31 PM
Right, now that the excitment with SotS2 is out the way (ie, it's broken), shall we get on with figuring out an evening to play more of this game?

10pm tonight?
Gee riad, making a date and standing us up is not gentleman/lady like.

Sorbicol
01-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Ooops sorry I missed this last night - not having BF3 on steam does make it difficult keeping track of when's good to play!

I won't be around the rest of this week sorry. Got my Brother here while we get the new house sorted out. Should be free by Sunday though

riadsala
01-11-2011, 10:05 AM
Gee riad, making a date and standing us up is not gentleman/lady like.

Only replies from two of you, so I figured it wasn't happening.

People need to tell me what's happening! Otherwise I might, you know, step away from the PC and go watch a DVD, read a book, or even go out!

Heliocentric
01-11-2011, 12:45 PM
People need to tell me what's happening! Otherwise I might, you know, step away from the PC and go watch a DVD, read a book, or even go out!
I don't understand, what is this out?

So are we unable to play until sunday now?

Hensler
02-11-2011, 10:25 PM
If you have an opening, I'm up for some Sword of the Stars, since I don't see any reason to play the new one for a while. Any night is good for me, as long as I know ahead of time.

karandraz
03-11-2011, 05:35 AM
Hello gents, shame we couldnt all converge on monday. I should be free sunday depending on the time you want to play. also free friday and saturday after 10:30 pm (uk time) if a slot for play opens up.

@Hensler were currrently in the middle of a multiplayer game, but once thats finished i am sure we will be arranging another. Riad, tikey and helio have also set up a steam group to help rps'ers who like sword of the stars get together. its called Rock, Paper, Shotgun of the stars. And i would totally link you to it now if steam would load the community page!

riadsala
03-11-2011, 09:56 AM
Sunday is good for me :) Fingers crossed!

Heliocentric
03-11-2011, 10:17 AM
HTTP://steamcommunity.com/groups/RPSotS

Riad made it I think.

Heliocentric
03-11-2011, 10:51 AM
Sorb! I realised why we didn't battle over the gate... We have a ceasefire agreement, but you can still fight over planets, only a nap or alliance stops that.

So, I will be needing to declare war before I can kill you.

Tikey
03-11-2011, 02:21 PM
If you have an opening, I'm up for some Sword of the Stars, since I don't see any reason to play the new one for a while. Any night is good for me, as long as I know ahead of time.

As Karand said we're in the middle of a game but there were other people interested, maybe if there are enough you could set another one.
Darknohgri wanted to play and he's on the steam group.

Hensler
03-11-2011, 02:28 PM
Cool, I joined the Steam group. I can still play using the in-game matchmaker even I don't have the game from Steam, right?

Tikey
03-11-2011, 02:44 PM
We use the in game search to join the game actually so it doesn't actually matter were you got the game from (me and Karand are the only ones in our game that have it on steam).
There were other people showing interest in this thread's firs page. I'd suggest you pm them and try to get another game running.

riadsala
06-11-2011, 02:58 PM
So, are we playing tonight? I haven't heard from Sorbicol all week.

Sorbicol
06-11-2011, 03:22 PM
That's because I've been doing more important things than playing games ;)

I will be about tonight from 10pm onwards for an hour or so.

karandraz
06-11-2011, 03:25 PM
I should be around at 10 aswell hopefully :)

Heliocentric
06-11-2011, 03:36 PM
I'll be there earlier, but yes, lets play at 10 then, i have been spending hours trying to get a nice quality game video, I'm going to settle for xfire, hell, its free and it'll do*.

So now my write up will carry battletapes.

edit* unless you guys know anything better?

I couldnt get youtube to work. So xfire it is.
A tester video for quality, full screen for 1080p
http://video.xfire.com/4fde66-4.jpg (http://www.xfire.com/video/4fde66/)

Tikey
06-11-2011, 04:32 PM
I'll be here on the computer all day. Just let me know when you want to play.

riadsala
06-11-2011, 05:48 PM
10 is no good for me guys. Sorry. I'm free the rest of the evening up til then, but that sounds like it will be no good for anybody else.

Monday night?

Heliocentric
06-11-2011, 06:38 PM
the rule of 4 allow us a session today? That okay Riad? Or maybe we can mob together earlier.

riadsala
06-11-2011, 07:01 PM
I'd be a little peeved, as i'm free the rest of the evening. But whatever you guys think.

Heliocentric
06-11-2011, 07:26 PM
I hear you Riad, I need to shoot Sorb soon... Monday then? Gives me time to try and master youtube might have given up on 1080p though.

Sorbicol
06-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Really sorry guys, the rest of the week is a dud for me :( I'm only free Monday and have already arranged to play an outstanding Bloodbowl match that night

I'll loiter in steam from 9.30pm and see who's about.

If you need to then get a game in without me during the week, I'll have to put my trust in the AI

Heliocentric
06-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Really sorry guys, the rest of the week is a dud for me :( I'm only free Monday and have already arranged to play an outstanding Bloodbowl match that night

I'll loiter in steam from 9.30pm and see who's about.

If you need to then get a game in without me during the week, I'll have to put my trust in the AI
Maybe we could just run until our fight is resolved and then the rest of us play monday?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMhIhX09Fco

Goes up to 480 what do you guys think? I dont know what the hell was going on at the start, and i could afford to improve the sound quality.

A 720, no battle here i was just checking for legibility for screen shooting really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8dPAOnwJMg

karandraz
07-11-2011, 04:42 AM
Fun session that was tonight/last night gents. Shame riad couldnt make it :(

Unfortunatley I wont be home from work till after midnight on moonday(my job has me working late hours you might have noticed :( ) I am free mosty likely tuesday and thursday night this week, but i can see sorb may not be available, i am happy to wait till the weekend again if need be :)

Also you may be interested to know ive started blogging our game too as it seemed like fun! You can find my account of things: http://karandraz.wordpress.com (http://karandraz.wordpress.com/)

riadsala
07-11-2011, 10:45 AM
Did I miss many turns?

I vote for waiting until we're all free at teh same time and try and get a nice long session in :)

Tikey
07-11-2011, 02:04 PM
We played only six turns, you didn't miss much. The ai threw some scouts at me so we had some conflicts but small stuff, nothing big.
They were six loooong turns as there were many conflicts to resolve.

Just one thing. Yesterday I said I was free on sunday. Turns out I forgot about something. PEARL JAM LIVE! So I'm not going to be home, sorry guys :/

Heliocentric
07-11-2011, 07:22 PM
Did I miss many turns?

I vote for waiting until we're all free at teh same time and try and get a nice long session in :)

Yeah, I a few turns I had like 3 combats, so there's a wait. I'm fine with waiting for 5 but we had better plan ahead.

Heliocentric
08-11-2011, 03:37 AM
So, if Sunday isn't going to happen what's the next planned date?

karandraz
08-11-2011, 03:55 AM
Couldnt tikey take a laptop with him to the gig? come on tikey be a team player :P

I am going to be off from work for about ten days starting friday so my availability should be good, however skyrim will also be in my excited hands so i will be playing the hell out of that. But i will leave steam on so you can give me a shout and ill put the swords down and come to shot some lasers :)

riadsala
08-11-2011, 11:33 AM
How about Saturday sometime?

Heliocentric
08-11-2011, 11:52 AM
Fine by me... In fact from now on you can probably just assume I said okay.

Sorbicol
10-11-2011, 01:19 PM
Saturday I'm having new carpets fitted at the house, so no can do for me I'm afraid. Sunday night is probably the best bet again

Heliocentric
10-11-2011, 04:28 PM
So it's looking like a 4:4 sat:sun split, do we play neither or both?

Edit: wait? I 4:3 so, sat without Sorbicol or not at all.

riadsala
10-11-2011, 04:49 PM
So it's looking like a 4:4 sat:sun split, do we play neither or both?

Lets go for Sunday then. Tikey was always signed up as a "half AI" player given the time zone differences. Is it possible to start earlier than 10pm?

Tikey
10-11-2011, 05:47 PM
I hope the ai can handle the swarm queen :(

riadsala
13-11-2011, 11:40 AM
So have we decided anything? As if not, I'll get on and make other arrangements to do something else.

riadsala
13-11-2011, 02:24 PM
ok, well for the record, I'm more or less free ALL afternoon. Until around 7pm. but I've decided to invite a friend round to play Space Hulk this evening, as definatly doing something is more fun than hanging around on the off chance we maybe get some more SotS done this evening.

We need to sort out some communication and find a slot.

Monday night is out for me, but i can probably do any other evening.

karandraz
13-11-2011, 03:08 PM
Well gents I should be free tonight at around 6 till probably midnight :)

Heliocentric
13-11-2011, 04:13 PM
Well gents I should be free tonight at around 6 till probably midnight :)

Sounds good to me, same here but I'll be afk alot until we have started but I'm available.

karandraz
13-11-2011, 08:44 PM
Online now gents, got on a little later since my tea took a while to cook!

Sorbicol
13-11-2011, 08:45 PM
Did you manage to play?

karandraz
13-11-2011, 09:05 PM
Not yet my good sorb, i hope we do tonight thought, you still free? :)

Sorbicol
14-11-2011, 01:16 AM
Ah sorry chaps judging from what Riad said above didn't think we'd get a game in. sorry!

riadsala
14-11-2011, 11:53 AM
Right, how an evening this week? Tonight is out, but I should be able to make any others, if I have enough notice.

Lets get our act together, or give up.

riadsala
14-11-2011, 03:29 PM
looks like I'm be free tonight from 10pm for a bit if people want to get together and take a few turns. might be good for morale?

I think Sorb can make it too.

karandraz
14-11-2011, 04:28 PM
I should be about at 10 :) if I am playing slyrim just give me poke

Tikey
14-11-2011, 04:39 PM
I should be home before that (now that the time difference has shrunk I have less trouble getting there in time).

Hope we can clock some game time.

See ya there.

PS: Sorry to the people who talked to me on steam the other day. I didn't answer as I wasn't in front of it. I usually turn the pc on as it's my main music player and go around the house.

Sorbicol
14-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Yes I can do tonight for an hour or so from 10pm. not before though. As for the rest of thre week, well I'm moving on friday so don't expect to see me Thursday or Friday. saturday afternoon depends on when my internets are set up and how knackered I am.

Heliocentric
14-11-2011, 06:31 PM
10pm it is now I just need to decide what technology to get next.

karandraz
14-11-2011, 08:50 PM
Looking forward to it gentlemen!!

Heliocentric
15-11-2011, 02:25 AM
was a great match today, got 2 good battles recorded, got my ass kicked.

riadsala
15-11-2011, 10:08 AM
Good to play again gents.

Games getting quite interesting now.

Here's hoping we can get another short session in later this week :)

Heliocentric
15-11-2011, 11:30 AM
In the name of impetuousness i think we should make use of today and/or tomorrow as we already have a negative for Thursday and Friday.

Tikey
15-11-2011, 02:07 PM
I can't today but tomorrow is ok

Heliocentric
15-11-2011, 04:42 PM
Being trapped with crappy node lines is a wierd experience. I'm really safe but can't profit from it.

At least with so few choices available I will have a better chance of making the right one... Right?

Sorbicol
15-11-2011, 11:14 PM
Just for Clarification I can't play tomorrow (wednesday) as I have a Bloodbowl league match. I might be able to do Thursday - otherwise we're back to Sunday again

Heliocentric
15-11-2011, 11:38 PM
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aiy2J7XPgY8VdEVJWVBEcGotdHpsMXpNZnpPSFdVN nc
Inspired by the Frozen Synapse group

Tikey
16-11-2011, 02:11 PM
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aiy2J7XPgY8VdEVJWVBEcGotdHpsMXpNZnpPSFdVN nc
Inspired by the Frozen Synapse group

Great idea.

Beside that. I'm going to be REALLY busy this week. I have to present a final project for an uni course so I don't think I'm going to be able to play much. I might be able to squeeze one hour when I'm really tired of rendering so I can't say a precise time. Thursday I think I can play for a while if we all show up.

Heliocentric
16-11-2011, 02:28 PM
Riad, not sure why but your entries look like dates, did you write '8,11'?

riadsala
16-11-2011, 02:32 PM
Riad, not sure why but your entries look like dates, did you write '8,10'?

No. I guess the spreadshoot is doing something odd.

Heliocentric
16-11-2011, 10:02 PM
No. I guess the spreadshoot is doing something odd.

Buh? No idea i culled 2 of your entries, try again :)

Heliocentric
17-11-2011, 10:09 PM
Did a little formatting on the google doc for ease of reading
Riad can you edit the first post to carry the doc for ease of finding it?

Heliocentric
21-11-2011, 07:19 PM
Ready to rock it until the wheels fall off.

karandraz
21-11-2011, 08:13 PM
Tonight is a go then? looking forward to it!

riadsala
21-11-2011, 08:38 PM
I think so... sorb's got the net sorted at his new place :)

Heliocentric
21-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Heliocentric: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Tikey: cthulhu f'tagh!

Sorbicol
22-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Hey Chaps

Sorry for the confusion last night - I've got a backlog of games I need to play after the move and I had arranged to play one of my outstanding Bloodbowl league games. In the end it took me so long to figure out how to get my ports reopened through my new router we didn't finished the game until after 11pm, and I went to bed. I did tell Helio that I might not be around!

I'll fill out the spreadsheet organiser, but at the moment these should only be treated as rough guides - still got loads to do on the house so I might be doing more important real life stuff at short notice! You'll just have to run the "Rule of 4" if I'm not about.

Heliocentric
22-11-2011, 01:36 PM
It's not a problem, moving is a massive transition. And your router issues probably would have bit is anyway.

riadsala
24-11-2011, 01:52 PM
How are we all placed for this evening?

Sorbicol
24-11-2011, 01:56 PM
I think I might just be around for a change. Need to know what time though....

Tikey
24-11-2011, 01:58 PM
Around 10 as usual?

Sorbicol
24-11-2011, 02:02 PM
Yeah that should be fine ;)

karandraz
24-11-2011, 02:51 PM
I shall endeavour to be there at 10 exeno emperor's!

Heliocentric
24-11-2011, 03:41 PM
I shall endeavour to be there at 10 exeno emperor's!

I will saunter in at 5 past 10pm and casually flick my hair... Who am I kidding. see you at 8.15 tikey and kara.

Just reposting the spread so I don't need to keep looking for it :D
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aiy2J7XPgY8VdEVJWVBEcGotdHpsMXpNZnpPSFdVN nc

Tikey
24-11-2011, 03:43 PM
If we're early we could play some defcon.

riadsala
28-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Galactic tensions are starting to simmer...

ntw
28-11-2011, 11:27 AM
Galactic tensions are starting to simmer...

Turn the heat down and pop the lid on then, the Galactic soup will be ready in 20 mins.

karandraz
28-11-2011, 01:25 PM
Indeed it is, Riadsala :P

Ntw you should totally get this game and get on our next game ;)