Hiya hiya hiya! It’s been a year and boy has this thread gotten fat! Glad to see you’re still alive Tolmekian. I finally got around to playing v3.0, and in addition to this lousy T-shirt, I also got these lousy comments…
I keep running into galactic achievements and trade goods and junk that I’m used to ignoring, and finding that they now kick ass. Great job pimping the Orbital Terraformer for example.
As I was considering trades for both Superior Espionage and Master Spies in one game, I noticed that neither of these techs appears to do anything other than allow you to build their respective improvements. So what happens if theTempleofEspionagehas already been built? The tech is worthless?
On the subject of techs that don’t give anything by themselves, I know that you tried to add stuff to all the old “stepping stone” techs that just led to other stuff (like Xeno Biology), but what about junk like Space Superiority and Advanced Defensive Techniques? Did those just get overlooked or was there a reason you left them blank?
It’s easy for me to admit my heroin addiction, but it kills me to admit that I’d never built a Military Starbase before my last game. However, after decking it out with all the sweet modules that buff attack and defense for ships in it’s radius, I found that my fighters weren’t getting the armor bonus. My medium ships got both attack and defense, and the fighters got the attack, but all my fighter squadrons armor ratings were zero. Is that a bug, or am I missing something?
I’m assuming that the Hyperion Shipyard grants a +1 move bonus, but the description just says it boosts my ships speed (though not by how much). It’s +1 right? Or is it a percentage of it’s movement rate or something?
Noticed that when you reduced the trade values from x10 to x5, you kept the insane bonus for the Mercantile political party. Intentional?
Oh, and I flew into a rage when I noticed that theTempleofEspionageuses the same graphic as theOrbitalCommandCenter. I don’t normally submit to berserker fury blood lust fever, but when I do, only a hard drive full of pornography can calm me down. So I guess it wasn’t a problem. Anyway, I think Spore is a lousy game, but some of the buildings and space ships people come up with look friggin gnarly. Would it be possible to use some of those images for Galciv2? Just wondering.
PS to GAUNATHOR: Happy birthday again! Hope this one was a bit better than the last one. (You thought I’d forgotten! Admit it!). Once again, I was going to post an image of one of my space ships in celebration, but thought it would be too cheesy, so I didn’t. Maybe next year.