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What Stars! means to me Mon, 25 September 2017 21:57 Go to next message
Match451 is currently offline Match451

 
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I first played Stars! about 8 or 9 years ago. I was introduced to the game by a friend of mine after I graduated college, and we were both between jobs with a lot of free time. Being summer, we hung out a lot playing games and going biking, or sometimes camping and more or less just enjoying being young and having time (two things that have disappeared since then). What I remember most from when he introduced me to Stars! was how we played games that might last 3-5 days, and playing 5-8 hours a day. He was much better than me, but I still was able to beat him on rare occasions. We played in my basement, which is open and unfinished, and contains my collects of old computers from the early to mid 2000s. We played our games on these old machines, even though I had a much better computer upstairs, and he usually brought his own modern laptop. We ate a lot of pizza and watched a lot of Netflix between our epic space battles, and constant barrage of mineral packets from annoying AIs. I remember constantly trying to leapfrog his tech, only to fall short, and have my freshly minted cruisers with my most modern weaponry obliterated by even his outdated ships. Sometimes I'd get the drop on him, and sweep the universe of any evidence of his existence. Often we'd play cooperative versus AI so one of us didn't end up remarkedly bitter after losing a 3 day game.
I guess what I want to say, is that Stars! reminds me of carefree days of a simpler time for me. It represents friendship, nostalgia, and fun. I suppose there aren't too many folks still playing Stars! and even I rarely do anymore, but I thought I'd share what Stars! means to me, with a community who knows what it's about. I hope that work on Stars! Nova continues and progresses well so that both new folks can learn to play the game and old folks can continue to enjoy it as well.

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Re: What Stars! means to me Wed, 27 September 2017 09:53 Go to previous message
Altruist is currently offline Altruist

 
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Match451 wrote on Tue, 26 September 2017 03:57
[...] Sometimes I'd get the drop on him, and sweep the universe of any evidence of his existence.
[...]
I guess what I want to say, is that Stars! reminds me of carefree days of a simpler time for me.


Urgent message to my superiours in Sirius Prime: "If that's what those Humans do on a carefree day... never ever give the Humans the coordinates of our HW!

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I do know what you mean. Same here, not enough time for playing (and somehow life is wrong that way).

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I hope that work on Stars! Nova continues and progresses well...


Nope, never made it.

But there are still people playing. Right at the moment a very exciting game is looking for a replacement player:
https://starsautohost.org/sahforum2/index.php?t=msg&th=5 577&start=0&rid=775
The host has forgotten to mention what game but very probably he is refering to this game: Ring 2


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