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Loïc is currently offline Loïc

 
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Bonjour/Hello everyone.


Before all, thanks to Ron who helps me dealing with the subscription on the forum. And thanks for running Autohost.

Well, I am back from almost a decade without playing a multiplayer game of Star!² but I am willing to start again.
So maybe the next announced game will be for me.

I don't consider myself as an expert, however, I am not a newbie either.

The last multiplayer game I was involeved in was quite impressive, with two years of game (2 or 3 turn a week). Very Happy

At that time, I was playing with French people only. I suppose that my next game will be more international, I don't know if there is still French players around there.

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Re: "New" player Fri, 07 December 2018 11:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome back to the Stars! Community!


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Re: "New" player Sun, 09 December 2018 05:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, I am currently playing in solo to keep in shape... And as soon as an interesting multiplayer game will start, I will join it.


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Re: "New" player Fri, 14 December 2018 14:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Loïc wrote on Wed, 05 December 2018 23:10
At that time, I was playing with French people only. I suppose that my next game will be more international, I don't know if there is still French players around there.


Very probably.
As far as I know there used to be quite strong own Stars communities for each French, Russian, Polish, German and the rest of the world (in english), not sure wether there ever was a Spanish speking Stars group. But with a diminishing player base, most aren't very lively anylonger and the still active players had to move a bit closer together. My last ally in a game was from Moscow.

Nevertheless it has been rather slow going with new games lately.

Since I have been thinking about some sets of additional rules lately to allow for new approaches and strategies... perhaps I'll announce a new game mid January.

And... welcome back!

Loïc wrote on Sun, 09 December 2018 11:31
Thanks, I am currently playing in solo to keep in shape...


Now that will become very boring very soon. You might ask for a duel instead.


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Re: "New" player Sat, 15 December 2018 11:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I never played any duel game, but I must admit that what I love in Stars! is the strategic depth and length that allows things to change even when it seem at fist impossible to win.
In a duel game, maybe I will not find this.

Why is there a need to put additional rules, for you ?



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Re: "New" player Sun, 16 December 2018 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Loïc wrote on Sat, 15 December 2018 17:27

Why is there a need to put additional rules, for you ?


Quite common are additional rules for some PRTs because they are seen as unbalanced (JoaT or CA especially).

A change of general game rules like all have set weapon research to expensive and/or expensive research for all is often done to change the pace of a game, to give it a different flavour, or to give other PRTs a bonus to get them competitive and played... or just to be forced to not only use the usual race design but something else or new.

A game as old as Stars needs different approaches to stay interesting... sometimes we (the hosts) might have even overdone it, so that a vanilla game with just the normal rules is seen as a refreshing "difference" and this, too, is good.

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Re: "New" player Tue, 18 December 2018 11:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe I was not a so good player, because even playing a Claim Adjuster I didn't have the feeling to have a big advantage on other races ! Jack of all Trades is usually seen as a choice for beginners, right ?

Playing different races is enought see the game with a complete different view, according to me. A War Monger is not played as an Hyper Expansionist. (By the way, who had the courage to play an Hyper Expansionist in a wide multiplayer game ???)

I agree with you on the point that the expansive research for weapons or for all is interesting as it prevent the game for being quickly just a big battle with massive fleets of battleships with shaff.

Fighting with small hulls is fun and allows maybe more creativity. Maybe it would be fun to start a game where battleships and nubians would be forbidden ?

Aaaah, I am creating additional rules too ! Smile

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Re: "New" player Wed, 19 December 2018 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Loïc wrote on Tue, 18 December 2018 17:46
(By the way, who had the courage to play an Hyper Expansionist in a wide multiplayer game ???)


Most likly that will be ccmaster. He reinvented the HE in such a creative way that often enough the HE is (again) for many games in the list of PRTs to be forbidden or seriously downgraded. His HE is a kind of uberfast developing design, so the exact opposite of the old tri-immune HP most HEs used to be.

Wether is really was wise to play an HE in a rather big universe... well, that might be another matter.

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There is certainly a way to make an Hyper Expansionist a good race to win a game, but my question was : how to deal with the micromanagement related to this kind of race in a huge universe ? In can't imagine dealing with this...

Maybe I should try... Smile



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Altruist wrote on Wed, 19 December 2018 10:45
Loïc wrote on Tue, 18 December 2018 17:46
(By the way, who had the courage to play an Hyper Expansionist in a wide multiplayer game ???)


Most likly that will be ccmaster. He reinvented the HE in such a creative way that often enough the HE is (again) for many games in the list of PRTs to be forbidden or seriously downgraded. His HE is a kind of uberfast developing design, so the exact opposite of the old tri-immune HP most HEs used to be.

Wether is really was wise to play an HE in a rather big universe... well, that might be another matter.

ccmaster said that the amount of micro-management required to play that HE was insane.



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Re: "New" player Fri, 01 February 2019 08:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi ,

welcome Loïc on board.

Playing HE in a bigger univers then Medium is a kind of "insane" . If you play with ally for gates it works better.
But you need later in the mid game 4 hours and in the endgame 8 hours per turn (double if no ally with gates ).


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Re: "New" player Fri, 01 February 2019 15:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I easily understand how long could be the management of an empire that counts hundred planets, with a lot of ships everywhere. Last wide game played, it was approximately two hours to play my turn, and I was not playing Hyper Expansionist !
Maybe this could be an interesting challenge however. If I would not have twho young children, plenty of work to for improving my house and for my collection cars... Rolling Eyes I keep the idea for my retirement, if computers still exist, and if you, Stars! palyer are still alive too !

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