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Graever
22-01-2012, 07:26 PM
So recently I've been building up something of an urge to give sword of the stars multiplayer a try and having, predictably no one to play with I thought I'd see if there's any interest in getting another game started.

So would any of you be interested in getting another sots game going?

Heliocentric
22-01-2012, 09:18 PM
I might seem desperate, but I'd be happy to play in this one too :P

Whats your experience level?

I'd be quite happy to have a 2 vs 2 vs 1 fixed team with me alone. A zuul/hiver menace heh.

karandraz
22-01-2012, 10:26 PM
I dont want to get in the way of anyone who isnt already involved in a game getting there dose of space opera, but if you need an additional player I would definitely get in on another game :)

Graever
23-01-2012, 06:48 PM
I suspect there'll be plenty of free slots so you are both welcome to join in.

I've been playing singleplayer for about a year and while i don't know how well it'll translate to multiplayer i can beat several normal difficulty ai's without problem.

My initial plan is to play ffa rather than having set teams (and do tell me if this is a horrible idea) and just not worry to much about the relative skill of the players.

Heliocentric
23-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Pm'd you, and tried to add you on steam.

vecordae
24-01-2012, 01:46 AM
I would be willing to play as well.

Moraven
24-01-2012, 07:12 AM
If time and day works out, might be able to play.

Heliocentric
24-01-2012, 08:47 AM
Get in the RPSotS group and try and have steam on.

Http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RPSotS

Danny252
25-01-2012, 02:21 PM
*sticks hand up* I'd be interested too, and I've joined the RPSotS group. I assume/hope having SOTS on Impulse (or GameStop or whatever they call it now) rather than Steam itself won't be too much of an issue?

riadsala
25-01-2012, 02:27 PM
Anybody mind if I suggest that members of the current game think twice about joining a second one? We have enough trouble coordinating our schedule as it is, and it would be a shame if that game doesn't get completed... especially given the AARs that are getting written up.

Graever
26-01-2012, 10:46 PM
So since we seem to have gathered a reasonable amount of players I think it's time we actually tried to get things started. I'm therefore suggesting we meet up Monday at 8pm GMT in the RPSotS (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RPSotS) group chat and try to get things going. Should this time be inconvenient for any of you do suggest what times would work better and we'll move to one of those.

Also in the interest of keeping things moving I'd like to get at least one 2-3h game session in every week so please consider whatever you actually have the time before joining.

And no you don't need to own SotS on steam to join us (I got mine trough impulse) you can add it to steam using the add non-steam game option to get the overlay/chat in game or just play windowed.

Finally I'm proposing the following game setup for discussion:

Free for all
No alliances
Ring map
20 planets per player
7 min combat turns
Everything else on default

vecordae
26-01-2012, 10:49 PM
7 minute combat turns will cause the game to bog down considerably. In a larger game there is combat occurring nearly every turn and some folks will have multiple combats to deal with. I'd recommend keeping it at four minutes. If someone is unlucky enough to have three combats, it'll be nearly half an hour before the next turn can begin.

Danny252
26-01-2012, 11:39 PM
This Monday might be a bit iffy for me - I'll be round at a friend's house (from Saturday to late Tuesday) and it would be slightly antisocial to be SOTSing. I can do tomorrow night, or from Weds onwards - other than this week Mondays are usually good, though (and the time isn't an issue).

karandraz
26-01-2012, 11:44 PM
One thing you may want to check graever, as I believe helio had some issues with this when trying to organise a second game before is making sure everyone has the same version of the game.

Heliocentric
27-01-2012, 01:04 AM
Demand complete (not ultimate) It's the newest set, the only way to get the latest patches. Etc.

Graever
27-01-2012, 11:49 AM
Should have mentioned that earlier yes. You will need either the complete collection or the ultimate collection and argos naval yard to join(just check that you have version 1.8.0 in the main menu). And vecordae raises a good point so we'll go with 4 minute turns.

We could try starting tonight (still at 8pm GMT) provided enough people actually see this in time to show. If not we'll just move to Wednesday unless that's a problem for someone else?

riadsala
27-01-2012, 04:22 PM
Graever... I've already started trying to organise everybody for the first SotS game. :(

karandraz
27-01-2012, 04:31 PM
Sadly gents I am at work this evening and tommorrow evening so my availability wont be too great, but like I said before if you aleady got the numbers you can start without me, I am already in a game after all :)

Graever
27-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Right the new gathering time will be Wednesday at 8pm GMT. (Note that this no longer applies see post below)

Danny252
29-01-2012, 02:26 PM
<Insert various explitives here>
Apparently I am a miserable failure when it comes to dates/days, and I meant to say I am available on Thursday (8pm Weds I'll be sat in a comedy club, which would make playing SOTS a bit difficult). Sorry :(

I'll go and hang my head in shame/hit my head against a wall/drive my spaceship into a star now.

Graever
29-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Right the new gathering time will be Thursday at 8pm GMT.

Also should you happen to meet Danny on a street somewhere feel free to take out your frustrations at this :)

Fumarole
29-01-2012, 05:19 PM
I would totally be into this if all players didn't all have to be online at once. Your suggested playtime is noon local time.

Graever
29-01-2012, 05:40 PM
I'm not sure I'd have the patience to wait a day between every turn even if the game allowed it...

Graever
02-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Just a friendly reminder, We're still on for tonight provided enough people actually show. :)

Graever
03-02-2012, 12:47 AM
Well that went better then expected :)

We'll continue on monday at 8pm GMT provided everyone can make it.

Heliocentric
03-02-2012, 11:05 AM
Epic.

See you on monday, the children are hungry already.

Danny252
03-02-2012, 12:14 PM
I'll get you for nomming that colony, dammit D:

Graever
03-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Please don't feed the zuul else we'll never get rid of them :(

riadsala
04-02-2012, 10:24 AM
How long were you guys playing for? It sounds like you've already overtaken the other RPS SotS game?!?

Heliocentric
04-02-2012, 02:57 PM
5 hours nearly, 50 turns.

But I'm Zuul, it's global thermal nuclear war from the word go for us.

Danny252
06-02-2012, 02:07 PM
Bump for tonight's game, if Graever hasn't been stepped on by an elk or something :)

Graever
06-02-2012, 05:59 PM
Game is still on for tonight yes.

Graever
06-02-2012, 08:25 PM
So with heliocentric not showing we decided to skip this round.

I'm suggesting the next attempt be tomorrow at 8pm GMT. Please confirm that you can make it/suggest another time if you cant.

Heliocentric
07-02-2012, 12:39 AM
Massive apologies, I was out all day and didn't even remember about the game until long afterwards.

Danny252
09-02-2012, 01:53 PM
I'm suggesting the next attempt be tomorrow at 8pm GMT. Please confirm that you can make it/suggest another time if you cant.

I thought we were going for Thursday (today)?

Graever
09-02-2012, 05:00 PM
I thought karandraz said he couldn't do Thursday?

Anyway current plan has the next game on monday(also I've been assuming that 8pm is the earliest people can comfortably make so if everyones up for it I'd have no objections to starting earlier)

Danny252
09-02-2012, 05:57 PM
You might be right? Hope you didn't spend Tuesday evening waiting for me :(

Anywho, I can start a bit earlier than 8, but not much earlier on a Monday (I have a lecture which ends at 6pm, and I like food), other days I have afternoons completely free though.

Graever
12-02-2012, 09:24 PM
Reminder, next game time is Monday at 7:30pm GMT.

Also I'm suggesting Thursday for the one after that

Heliocentric
17-02-2012, 08:10 PM
So, again "game 2" rocked it until the wheels came off. I'm sorry for being so persistently antagonising but you are all made of meat.

Danny252
17-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Fish aren't meat!

At least, that's what pescetarians told me...