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magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
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Not sure whether this should go in the Bar, but: Do you think ARs are generally easier to play than other races? If so, why? If not, why not?

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Re: Question Sun, 21 September 2008 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Altruist is currently offline Altruist

 
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ARs are my favourite first targets. It's so easy to wipe them out and you don't even need bombers for it.

In tiny/small/medium universes I don't think that ARs can compete.

In bigger universes they might have a fair survival chance, though.

Thus, from my perspective, it seems very difficult to play an AR.

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Re: Question Mon, 22 September 2008 17:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In my experience the main problem AR has is not the fragile starbases. It's getting their mining program operational. Generally you just aren't going to have enough minerals to fight back if you come under attack.

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Re: Question Fri, 31 October 2008 02:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
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I meant in terms of micro.

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Re: Question Fri, 31 October 2008 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ar dont build mines or factories.
So your build queue is just terraform.
So AR is simpler as you dont have to change worlds from the default queue (Fac, Mine, Terr) due to circumstances (-1 yellow, low germ etc). You do need to cancel terraform in the deep reds (and some worlds early on when you want the research for energy).
You also dont NEED to ship minerals around to germ poor worlds as much to begin with.

So per planet I would say on balance less micro.

For overall pop - you do more balancing due to the advantage of spreading AT the start. Later you need less balancing due to being able to keep at low pop % due to bigger starbases.

On balance - slightly more pop micro.

Then you have your mining fleets - you need to build them (some micro) you need to check where they work best (micro varies depending on how fussed you are about max mine efficency) and you need to move them to your homeworld when everywhere else is below 30.

You also if you are lucky late game need to transfer a steady stream of minerals out to your planets from your homeworld (some micro - can automate a lot of it).

Well thats your answer - like all things in Stars it depends Rolling Eyes

Fortunately being AR the other players will tend to make sure you have a small empire which can significantly reduce your micro. Twisted Evil



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Re: Question Fri, 31 October 2008 16:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You do however have to clear the queue for every new planet and there's nothing to remind you or tell you if you've done it already or not.

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Re: Question Fri, 31 October 2008 19:29 Go to previous message
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
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No, there is an easy way.

Set your default queue to be "Mineral Alchemy"

Then you know whether you've cleared it or not.

Terraforming works the same way in the case of triimmune ARs.

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