AAR of A Tyrant

All hail Lord Qrtxian... err, Kona!

By on October 10, 2010 6:43:00 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

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In response to the recent slew of "play by council" threads forming, I have created this as my response. I alone shall dictate the progress of this game! No other shall interfere! This AAR is mine and mine alone!

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Actually, the title refers to my goal. Unlike most of my games, I won't be going for the Diplomatic Victory, that win type of weak-willed sub-races. No, I and my Drengin Empire will be pursuing an all-out Conquest Victory, crushing all others beneath our adamantine claws! And just to increase the challenge, I'll be doing it on the Unlimited Power scenario: where all races have massive logisitics bonusesincluding (gulp) the 'bonus' Dread Lords that automatically appear. My first playthrough of this scenario, on the original Dread Lords, resulted in one of the most interesting and exciting games I've played; now I seek to repeat that experience on DA (actually, I'd prefer Twilight, as I've wanted to try the Drengin tech tree, but there's a bug that makes it impossible to play scenarios on it).

(BTW, all joking aside, this is a standard AAR - or rather DAR as I'll be writing it while playing the game. No council involved.)

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October 10, 2010 7:35:30 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Looking foward to it.

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October 11, 2010 8:07:26 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Same here.

Actually it's a good idea to change your approach to conquest once in a while if you're used to diplomatic victories, I feel it makes for a much more interesting, dynamic game (speaking from experience, since I too often went for a diplomatic or tech victory myself )

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October 13, 2010 8:23:59 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

First post will go up soon. It's just four years in but the galaxy is awash in violence. Things are looking interesting for the Drengin...

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October 17, 2010 8:17:11 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

By the way, how do I upload a screenshot? I'm using Google Docs not Imageshack, if that makes a difference. So far I can't figure out how to do anything but create a link to the image, which doesn't have quite the aesthetic I'm looking for (as in the screenshots for "The Kushana Initiative")

This is what I currently have to post:

https://doc-0s-1k-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/secure/v4qvrqncj424c2q3lb3e9ma3br0mic1r/niea7o859kvqs3bdjnqqfg8akcu9ompd/1287403200000/09231250167850118671/09231250167850118671/0B9O2kOXvN1ZwZjcyNWZlZGQtOWY2NS00NmJmLWFmMzYtMTRlODU3ZTIyOGE0?nonce=jvkuig64murce&user=09231250167850118671&hash=moe4f5j5eee66tnjfv19if3trc89tl03

I can put the link into a shorter form, but it still doesn't look as nice as a screenshot actually on the page.

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October 18, 2010 2:02:22 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Quoting qrtxian,
By the way, how do I upload a screenshot? I'm using Google Docs not Imageshack, if that makes a difference. So far I can't figure out how to do anything but create a link to the image, which doesn't have quite the aesthetic I'm looking for (as in the screenshots for "The Kushana Initiative")

This is what I currently have to post:

https://doc-08-1k-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/secure/v4qvrqncj424c2q3lb3e9ma3br0mic1r/etiuej4kas0aj36i25iof46kjbpnd0ph/1287360000000/09231250167850118671/09231250167850118671/0B9O2kOXvN1ZwYzcyZWViMmUtODM1Zi00OGRmLTkwYTUtZjJkN2RhOGQ5Njgx?nonce=br91t6bcvg7gs&user=09231250167850118671&hash=bjbc4acrq73o3k0g3ikv99mhaqhft7bo

I can put the link into a shorter form, but it still doesn't look as nice as a screenshot actually on the page.

You have to host it with imageshack or something else and than use the insert image option in this forum when you are making your reply.

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October 18, 2010 7:38:04 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Edit: That didn't work. I utterly despise Imageshack and if I have no other option but to use it I'll forgo screenshots completely. Even the link from before isn't working anymore.

Anyone who knows how to do this, specifically for Google Docs, please explain, simply as you can possibly make it, how to upload an image to these forums from that site.

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October 18, 2010 8:15:56 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Another total failure. Delete this post; I hate cluttering the forums.

Edit: I am considering going ahead and discontinuing this. I hate reading AARs without screenshots and don't plan on creating one.

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October 18, 2010 9:53:13 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Try using photobucket, works perfectly for me see:

I clicked the insert/edit image button with the tree icon when making my reply, and inserted this url in the image url option: http://s1038.photobucket.com/albums/a463/Talnar00/ColorChangeVisor3.gif

And as you can see above it worked.

I'll ask for this post to be deleted when you don't need it anymore.

Admin, please delete this post.

Seeing as how this thread won't be an AAR anymore this post does not need to be deleted.

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October 18, 2010 5:16:42 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Success! This, incidentally, is my race's setup. The next post will begin my actual AAR.

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November 11, 2010 2:03:13 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I've decided to start this over in a new thread so as not to clutter the AAR up with a miscellaneous technical discussion. It's taken me a little while to get the grasp on the Drengin personality, as this will be written in-character from several Drengin leaders. The first "actual" post will go up soon.

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November 11, 2010 11:56:49 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Lovely lovely 

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December 1, 2010 9:12:27 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Soon is apparently defined as three weeks.

The AAR has now been relaunched here as the imaginatively named "Drengin AAR". Then again, they aren't that imaginative a species.

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