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    Is it just me, or does this game require more checking than NP? Or maybe it's just that it isn't as compelling, or that it starts out fast (6 hours for reinforcements for example) without you having invested in the game yet.

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    It does. If you log in regularly you can get, what, four uses out of the reinforcement card a day? You can't really afford not to do that if you're able. If it's not compelling in the same way as Neptune's Pride, it makes up for it with its pace and the variety provided by the card mechanic.

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    I think there's some wiggle room on the 6 hour clock for some actions. As long as you get some cards in that one hour window before the next "tick" (every hour of game time) it'll activate after 6 "ticks" have processed.

    I keep an eye on the game but I seem to do the bulk of my actions on 8-12 hour cycles. Didn't really invest myself that much in NP, but this seems less stressful to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhat Okay Shepherd View Post
    My main grievances were with those friggin' Aliens. Wiped out two of their nests purely out of spite.
    On easy, I've found it simpler to find a choke point and keep a security detail camped there. It diverts some of your military strength early on, but the payoff is you level up that detail pretty fast which is nice for the mid game. You can definitely risk swapping out the detail for a fresh batch but you'll obvious want to have a larger number of newbies camping there.

    I have noticed that in a 5000 mineral goal set to Easy difficulty you won't see swarms above level 5. Although this is based on two games so far so maybe that's not quite enough data?
    Last edited by shoptroll; 15-09-2011 at 12:58 PM.

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    Not sure if double posts are discouraged here, but I've created a game.

    RPS Folly: The Phantom Horace
    password: horacetheinfinitebear

    6 players, easy difficulty, 10,000 mineral to win. Alliances are negotiable.

    The game is currently paused. Will start it in roughly 48 hours (approx. 10 PM EDT on 9/17) unless everyone agrees to start it earlier.

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    We appear to have 3 slots still open, and no one has checked into the thread yet, so I'm going to wait another ~12 hours and unlock it tomorrow at noon EDT.

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    I'd join you but sadly I'm a bit caught up in things at the moment though.

    However, I'll shamelessly bump to keep this on top of other threads.

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    The game has started. People are still welcome to join, but you'll probably be a bit behind...

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    I wanted to wait for a bigger game, but what the hell.

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    For anyone still following this game, sorry I haven't been active since Monday. I fell and broke my ankle Tuesday morning and haven't been able to get to a real computer to check on the game. I think at this point I'm going to automatically forfeit tonight. Was fun and I hope to play again once I'm able :)

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    Sorry to hear it. For what it's worth, you weren't doing too badly. Only a miracle will stop Sotto Voce from winning, though.

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    And there it is. Congratulations.

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    Would anyone be interested in getting a new game going? I think I've got another month left and I'm itching to play now that life is getting back to normal.

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    Yes, but I'd like to try a properly big game this time.

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    Would be interested too if there's a slot.
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    I would like to join as well!
    "What can change the nature of man?"
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    Ok, that's 4 people. Can we get another 2?

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    Got my avatar: Farseer Easy McKlutz. Yes, awesome, I know.
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    So we've got 4 people interested... maybe 5. I'm going to start up a new game tonight and pause it, and I'll give people about 72 hours to get into the game. It's not going to be password protected so we can fill the ranks with pubbers. I'm thinking 6 or 8 people total. Any objections or layout/difficulty requests?

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    Nope, do your thang.
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    Game created: http://jf.ironhelmet.com/game/734677

    Game will get underway on 11/17 at 9:00 PM EST

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