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All Time Favorite PRT[ 31 votes ]
1. War Monger 1 / 3%
2. Packet Physics 1 / 3%
3. Super Stealth 3 / 10%
4. Claim Adjuster 0 / 0%
5. Jack Of All Trades 6 / 19%
6. Hyper Expansion 0 / 0%
7. Interstellar Traveller 8 / 26%
8. Inner Strength 7 / 23%
9. Alternate Reality 3 / 10%
10. Space Demolition 2 / 6%

This is a new polling topic for voting for your all time favorite stuff:

And the first item to vote for is your All Time Favorite PRT.

Ptolemy


[Updated on: Tue, 03 January 2006 05:43]





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And those Lesser Race Traits[ 32 votes ]
1. Improved Fuel Efficiency 3 / 9%
2. Total Terraforming 2 / 6%
3. Advanced Remote Mining 0 / 0%
4. Improved Starbases 7 / 22%
5. Generalized Research 2 / 6%
6. Ultimate Recycling 0 / 0%
7. Mineral Alchemy 0 / 0%
8. No Ram Scoop Engines 0 / 0%
9. Cheap Engines 1 / 3%
10. Only Basic Remote Mining 9 / 28%
11. No Advanced Scanners 5 / 16%
12. Bleeding Edge Technology 0 / 0%
13. Regenerating Shields 3 / 9%

And those sometimes useful lesser stuff your race can do.



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poll.gif  Vote for your favorites - the MT Tue, 03 January 2006 05:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Anybody have any desires from the Mystery Trader?[ 30 votes ]
1. Hush A Boom 2 / 7%
2. Multi Function Pod 0 / 0%
3. Mini Morph Hull 0 / 0%
4. Alien Miner 7 / 23%
5. Mega Poly Shell 5 / 17%
6. Langston Shell 0 / 0%
7. Multi Contained Munition 1 / 3%
8. Multi Cargo Pod 0 / 0%
9. Enigma Pulsar 3 / 10%
10. Jump Gate 4 / 13%
11. Genesis Device 2 / 7%
12. Free tech levels 6 / 20%
13. Anti-MAtter Torpedo 0 / 0%
14. M.T. Lifeboat 0 / 0%
15. M.T. Scout 0 / 0%
16. M.T. Probe 0 / 0%

Anybody have any Favorites from the Mystery Trader?

Ptolemy


[Updated on: Wed, 04 January 2006 05:46]





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Re: Vote for your favorites Tue, 03 January 2006 05:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's not fair. Where is SD and AR PRT in the pool?


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Re: Vote for your favorites Tue, 03 January 2006 05:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oops - knew I missed something Embarassed It is corrected.



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Re: Vote for your favorites - the MT Tue, 03 January 2006 05:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ptolemy wrote on Tue, 03 January 2006 11:00

Anybody have any Favorites from the Mystery Trader?

Now we wait for: with a -f this, with a HP that, with a WM something else etc. Wink

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Re: Vote for your favorites - the MT Tue, 03 January 2006 11:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Actually, I've been thinking on that - The next voting poll will deal with economies - I haven't just decided how yet. Razz

I think all also make one for favorite game preferences. Wink Cool

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Re: Vote for your favorites - the MT Tue, 03 January 2006 14:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Micha wrote on Tue, 03 January 2006 11:47

Now we wait for: with a -f this, with a HP that, with a WM something else etc. Wink

So true... Smile
Frankly, I had a hard time to put my vote in pools, Confused as I don't have much of favorites. I always pick xRTs that fit best within given game parameters.
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Re: Vote for your favorites - the MT Tue, 03 January 2006 15:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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iztok wrote on Tue, 03 January 2006 13:39


Frankly, I had a hard time to put my vote in pools, Confused as I don't have much of favorites. I always pick xRTs that fit best within given game parameters.
BR, Iztok


I voted Hush-a-boom for this exact reason. It is the best fit as the best componet for all races, IMHO. Useless against AR...ofc.

I can pull out lots of specific PRT/LRT situation examples for "Better" uses of componets, but overall the Hushaboom shines.

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Re: Vote for your favorites Tue, 03 January 2006 17:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ptolemy wrote on Tue, 03 January 2006 04:43

Oops - knew I missed something Embarassed It is corrected.


You missed Antimatter torp, too. My fav if I have high Bio. Great chaff buster torp.

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Re: Vote for your favorites Tue, 03 January 2006 23:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ahh - yes I did Matt, thank you. I have added it.

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Re: Vote for your favorites Wed, 04 January 2006 00:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also, there are two designs of mini-morph-based ships the MT gives - one has the langston shell and one has the mega poly shell. One is the Probe and one is the Scout, although I don't remember which is which.

However, this probably doesn't matter, as I doubt people will choose ships as their preferred toy.

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Yes, that is correct - there is the MT probe as well. However, I would choose MT ships as long as I knew that it was giving ships and could get around 40 million kt of minerals to the MT. MT's seem to give more ships for extra minerals and I would dearly love about 30 MT lifeboats in one fleet around that time of the game. Wink

MT Probe has been added.

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Yes, that is correct - there is the MT robe as well.

I kind of prefer the MT cloak over the MT robe. But without the matching MT boots they both suck. Roll another one, just like the other one, you been hangin' on to it, and I sure would like a... aw shoot. Very Happy

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aww - come on now - pick me apart for a keyboard glitch - well, I've fixed it so there Razz

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mlaub wrote on Tue, 03 January 2006 21:18

I voted Hush-a-boom for this exact reason. It is the best fit as the best componet for all races, IMHO. Useless against AR...ofc.

Also my vote. They're the only tool for most races to get some installations on an opponent's planet intact.

My other two votes:

PRT: IS. If I'd have to enter a completelly unknown game I'd chose them. Those guys just have so many great toys and abilities in every stage of the game, for solo or team play, that they become almost too easy to play.

LRT: NAS. Great points, double the scan range (much easier to find those damn 95%+ cloaked SS terror ships Smile ), and pen scanners can very often be bought.

BR, Iztok

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iztok wrote on Thu, 05 January 2006 14:00


My other two votes:

PRT: IS. If I'd have to enter a completelly unknown game I'd chose them. Those guys just have so many great toys and abilities in every stage of the game, for solo or team play, that they become almost too easy to play.



LOL. I picked IS also. 2 for 2!

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LRT: NAS. Great points, double the scan range (much easier to find those damn 95%+ cloaked SS terror ships Smile ), and pen scanners can very often be bought.

BR, Iztok


I can never take this. I'm to much the info junky. I know it is better, but I have to have my 98% cloaked Pen scan Nubs if the game takes that long. It's one of my many weakness in this game. Smile

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And I just LOVE being invisible Very Happy Your NAS still won't find me. Let's see now - simple math - max 560ly space scanning - need to detect a 98% cloaked fleet within 11.2 Ly. I move my fleet to 12 ly from your HW - next turn BINGO - no HW. You sit there and say SH#T where the H&LL did that fleet come from Very Happy

Guess you know where I voted Wink

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Ptolemy wrote on Wed, 04 January 2006 05:43

Yes, that is correct - there is the MT probe as well. However, I would choose MT ships as long as I knew that it was giving ships and could get around 40 million kt of minerals to the MT. MT's seem to give more ships for extra minerals and I would dearly love about 30 MT lifeboats in one fleet around that time of the game. Wink

MT Probe has been added.

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Does the MT give additional ships at that high a mineral input? I thought gifts were capped with the highest useful amount of minerals being 10000kT.

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Does the MT give additional ships at that high a mineral input? I thought gifts were capped with the highest useful amount of minerals being 10000kT

I'm not sure about that. It would have to be extensively tested. Someone once mentioned it somewhere but I also seem to recall someone else sending around 15,000kt for tech levels. The main problem with the ships is that the MT giving out ships doesn't give teh same ships to each player - i.e. you may get MT probes while I get MT Lifeboats - hehe Lucky me Very Happy

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Re: Vote for your favorites Mon, 09 January 2006 17:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I remember testing that if you generate the MT ship trade multiple times over you get different ships and different amounts of ships each time. Only thing that seemed to be sure is that you get ships if MT trades ships. I do not remember what version of stars it was.

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Re: Vote for your favorites Mon, 09 January 2006 21:59 Go to previous message
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That makes perfect sense Kotk,

I do happen to know that when an MT hands out ships he doesn't necessarily give the same to each player. I have been in games where I received MT scouts and my ally received MT Lifeboats from the same MT. As with tech levels, you can influence how many ships you sending more minerals.

There is obviously a random number generator used to determine what type of ship is handed out for a trade when the trader is handing out ships. I'd love to know the way the code is designed to determine what specific tech levels it hands out when it hands out tech.

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