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Offline Ian C

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Re: Endless Space 2 Fans...
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 09:24:18 AM »
You're welcome.

oops. Somebody already posted a screenshot.
P.S. Ian C what resolution is that screenshot. Mine must be huge as they always get shown so small as to be useless.

It's a reduced shot to 70% size but it was originally 1980 x 1080.


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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 11:05:16 AM »
fyi:  you can control the size of the picture by adding the width parameter to the img command (e.g. [ img width=400 ] without the space after the [ and before the ]).  I usually use a width of 500 or 600.

[ img width=600 ]https://orig00.deviantart.net/a26a/f/2018/193/5/2/tyudtui_by_jack_o_tales-dch086i.jpg[/img] gets you this:

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 11:09:42 AM »
Is it the case that the AI with Endless Space 2 is really really good, or is it the case that the AI has been given loads of unfair advantages to compensate?
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2018, 11:36:03 AM »
Have to admit, all this AI difficulty talk has me wanting to get back into the game.



 


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Re: Endless Space 2 Fans...
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2018, 11:37:42 AM »
I'm guessing that the difficulty modifiers are similar to the first game.

http://endlessspace.wikia.com/wiki/Game_settings

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Re: Endless Space 2 Fans...
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2018, 11:45:39 AM »
I feel I am getting drawn back...
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Re: Endless Space 2 Fans...
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2018, 07:39:16 AM »
Glad I am not the only one trying to figure out how I keep getting so far behind.   In my latest game I have managed to crawl into 4th place. But I forgot to turn off the economic victory and the Federation I am in is going to win that soon.  Oh well guess it is time to start another one.

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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2018, 08:01:48 AM »
Sorry.   Messed up and posted in wrong thread.
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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2018, 08:09:50 AM »

Trump had said in the interview: “I believe that the people in the UK – Scotland, Ireland ... they like me a lot.”

Conservative member of parliament Sarah Wollaston said Trump was “determined to insult” May and added: “The divisive, dog-whistle rhetoric in his Sun interview is repulsive. If signing up to the Trump world view is the price of a deal, it’s not worth paying.”

Ben Bradshaw, Labour member of parliament, wrote: “Our prime minister is so weak she still rolls out the red carpet for a man who does nothing but insult her. Humiliating.”
 
Former leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband tweeted a link to a news story about Trump’s comment, and said: “The theory that if we are nice to Trump he’ll be nice to us doesn’t seem to be going brilliantly...”

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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2018, 08:10:13 AM »
thx
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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2018, 11:43:09 AM »
I started playing a game last night after picking this up on Fanatical.

I’ve had issues “getting into” the Endless games but I got hooked yesterday to the point of having to pull myself away to get some sleep.

Is the game mod-friendly? If the AI cheats like some are saying be smoothed out a bit?

I guess the issue I see in the time I put in is the AI can do everything as efficiently as possible. For example I colonized a new system fairly early but I had a quest that I needed to upgrade my garrison strength to 800. I didn’t realize that once your outpost becomes a colony it slashed your garrison strength so now I’m way behind on that quest.

Yeah. I have the same issue. I've never come close really to having 800+ manpower. Just last night, I saw a rival empire reached 3,000 MP!? How the heck did they pull that off? Another empire around the same time was the first to colonize 8 worlds...really? How?

No matter where I prioritize my research, development and expansion, I am always behind. It sometimes takes awhile to even realize how unbalanced things are because it sometimes takes a long time to make contact with a rival empire and then sometimes its even longer before there is a confrontation. I had the same issue with Endless Space 1. Eventually, I just gave up...it didn't matter how slick and cool the game was.
I've had the same problem with the first game as well. I ended up playing on easy.... ::)
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Re: Endless Space 2 Fans...
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2018, 12:22:24 AM »
How is combat in ES2?  I disliked ES1 just because of the combat. There was no real control. You picked one of three "cards" and then watched the same boring video clip repeatedly play itself. It was basically rock-scissors-paper auto-combat. I found it trivial and boring. If they fixed that then ES2 might be OK.
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Re: Endless Space 2 Fans...
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2018, 12:43:05 AM »
There's a little more variety but it is still fundamentally rock-paper-scissors.
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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2018, 03:53:07 AM »
The combat is a bit more involved, but it's basically like a sports manager game: choose your fleet composition, pick tactics and watch the result play out (or auto-resolve with no visuals). If you watch, the battle is played out in real-time and accurately modeled. There are several different viewing modes - scan mode, tactics overview, free cam, etc. Clicking on one ship will also latch the cam onto it.

Strategy for fleet battles comprises of four things which determine its outcome: ship design, tactics used, use of flotillas and the fleet commander (hero).
You start with 3 tactics cards but unlock slots for more and gain more cards through research. you can also change the order and use per battle with the 'advanced' option.

More here:
http://endless-space-2.wikia.com/wiki/Combat





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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2018, 09:29:46 AM »
the battle is played out in real-time and accurately modeled.
That  ^ and a few more "cards" ( I HATE that term - sounds like a card game not a wargame) might make it palatable, given how well the rest of the game is probably done ( at least as well as ES1, right?). I might grab it the next time it is 80% off. Might not. I already own a lot of good games I've never played.
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