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PC Games / Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« on: February 19, 2008, 10:25:12 am »
I don't know what game you've been playing Sagan, but every time I play the pirates seem to attack with a ferocity and frequency totally independant of the bounty I have on my opponent. The last game I played I got hit by a pirate raid before I had even finished repelling the previous one... and I didn't even have a bounty on my head!
When there is no bounty on anyone, just place a small bounty on someone you don't like, and the pirates will go after him rather than you. They will always go after the player who has the highest bounty on him when they start. So placing bounties outside of that time is pretty much useless. Only place bounties when the timer is flashing.

PC Games / Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« on: February 18, 2008, 10:11:24 am »
I've also played a couple rounds of this game (which means I have played it for more than 30 hours), and I think the AI is very disappointing. Even on hard I beat them easily already, because there are a lot of situations where the AI simply makes the wrong decisions, and because there are a lot of strategies that guarantee a win. And you don't even have to search for those strategies. You stumble upon them randomly: When playing a medium map with 4 players, simply sign a Cease Fire with one of them, and you have won the game. You'd have to mess up really badly after that to lose.
And when playing against the AI, the pirates become a cheap weapon for you, and are in no way a threat at all, because the bidding behaviour of the AI is super predictable, so that the pirates always end up on your side.
I haven't tried multipayer yet, mainly because the games are too long to play in one session. How is that managed online? Or do people only play 1v1 to keep the time short?

And I agree with Evildude: There are too little differences between the races.
And I have some balance concerns, because some of the ships and abilities seem pretty useless to me.

But overall I still like the game. Else I wouldn't play it so much.

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