We have a store here called JB Hi-Fi. Its all electronics/movies/music/computing and gaming.
They are a one stop shop for me for just about everything i need. If they sold food and petrol i'd buy them there too.
Amen to that
Anyway, while the metaverse has been down, I've been stuffing around playing a gigantic map as the Arceans, getting an idea of how they play. I must say it has been incredibly enjoyable too, especially considering how the mega events turned out. One thing I did when setting up the game was turn off tech brokering and trading, and set research speed to slow, which meant to me, anyway, weapons like lasers and stingers actually were important.As for the mega events, the first one hurt me a lot, which was the pirates, so I had to really work on getting together a good fleet together to crush them. But just after the pirates came the dreadlords, who, along with the pirates, smashed all of my starbases. At this point, I didn't have much in the way of starships, so it was a fairly pathetic site. And following on from the dreadlords was the next super event which was the plague. When the plague hit, things were at a real standstill in the universe, if I wanted to expand, I'd have to attack someone, and I had no idea who I would attack considering my closest neighbour (iconians) was getting all of my trade, and the other neighbour (Krynn) was the most powerful civ in the game. For comparsion, while their military was rated at about 360, mine was sitting in at 50. Because of such a low military rating, I didn't dare go to war with anyone to take their worlds while their population was low, I was the first to research the cure for the plague. But the next interesting decision was somewhat made for me. As I pondered who I would attack, the Jagged Knife came along with their usual flair, and all of a sudden, there was a whole lot of "neutral" worlds for me to conquer. The transports were built nice and quick, and sent out, and all of a sudden, my empire just grew to the point that, as far as population goes, I was on equal footing now with the Krynn (the most powerful empire). The Krynn didn't like me taking their former worlds, nor did the Iconians, so they both declared war on me. I hurt the Iconian's badly, and made them a shadow of their former selves, and have crushed much of the Krynn's military. Essentially, their fleets would be completely annihilated, while my fleets would get away with at most, 1-2 HP lost. Now the Krynn are asking for peace as they watch their worlds get swaped around them, while my own war machine is still just gearing up. Currently, my miliary rating is about 120, theirs is 250, but I'm systematically going through each and every world in their system hammering the defenders and starbases into submission.
I ain't stopping for no one now.