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Offline Martok

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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2019, 02:31:17 AM »
Interesting that you're still playing Stardrive 2.  I ended up removing it from my computer. 

I realized there are certain aspects of the game's diplomacy I don't care for (for example, other empires getting mad at you for colonizing planets inside your own borders really annoyed me).  In addition, I finally played often enough into the late game to discover I can't seem to avoid a CTD.  Not sure which bug is the culprit, but either way, I have more than enough other games to play to not waste my time on one that was abandoned by the developer.
Actually, i have some kind of cost benefit analysis of the games i play. I am happy if i have a ratio of 1 hour = 1 dollar spent on a game and this is the number of hours i want to achieve on the games i bought. I payed for Stradrive II 16 dollars and the DLC 10 dollars (= minimum 26 hours)...so far i played 32 hours of Stardrive 2 (a lot less than you i think) and had fun doing so (didn't have any CTD so far) while finishing at least two campaigns.

I lost my campaign yesterday but i think i selected too many stars. Next time i'll go with the standard 70 stars and hope i will this time.  ::)

Oh, I'm definitely not criticizing (apologies if I came off that way).  I was simply stating I'd finally reached a point where Stardrive 2 was no longer worth playing for me, and why. 

Indeed, Steam shows I played SD2 for over 300 hours, so there's no question I got my money's worth.  And given those numbers, I'd be a hypocrite for giving you crap over continuing to play the game in any case.  :P 



I have the super deluxe boxed version of Fallen Enchantress from 100 years ago that came with the pewter dragon and all that jazz.

Me too.  I was so hyped for the game.  Thanks to shipping and customs duty I ended up paying close to 100 for the game!

I still have the original Elemental box with the pewter dragon as well...somewhere.  (It's undoubtedly hiding in one of my too-many unopened boxes.)  I don't think I paid quite as much as you did, but it was still a pretty penny. 

A shame the original game turned out the way it did, and not just for the amount of dinarii we collectively spent on it.  There were some pretty cool concepts & mechanics planned for Elemental that either ended up not being implemented very well, or simply removed entirely. 




Was the original release...in 2012?? God.

2010, actually.  (Just think, Gus; we were both still in our thirties back then!)  :D 
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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2019, 05:59:31 AM »
2010, actually.  (Just think, Gus; we were both still in our thirties back then!)  :D

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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2019, 06:37:58 AM »
Interesting that you're still playing Stardrive 2.  I ended up removing it from my computer. 

I realized there are certain aspects of the game's diplomacy I don't care for (for example, other empires getting mad at you for colonizing planets inside your own borders really annoyed me).  In addition, I finally played often enough into the late game to discover I can't seem to avoid a CTD.  Not sure which bug is the culprit, but either way, I have more than enough other games to play to not waste my time on one that was abandoned by the developer.
Actually, i have some kind of cost benefit analysis of the games i play. I am happy if i have a ratio of 1 hour = 1 dollar spent on a game and this is the number of hours i want to achieve on the games i bought. I payed for Stradrive II 16 dollars and the DLC 10 dollars (= minimum 26 hours)...so far i played 32 hours of Stardrive 2 (a lot less than you i think) and had fun doing so (didn't have any CTD so far) while finishing at least two campaigns.

I lost my campaign yesterday but i think i selected too many stars. Next time i'll go with the standard 70 stars and hope i will this time.  ::)

Oh, I'm definitely not criticizing (apologies if I came off that way).  I was simply stating I'd finally reached a point where Stardrive 2 was no longer worth playing for me, and why. 

Indeed, Steam shows I played SD2 for over 300 hours, so there's no question I got my money's worth.  And given those numbers, I'd be a hypocrite for giving you crap over continuing to play the game in any case.  :P 

Not at all, i was just trying to explain why i am still playing it (don't think i'll ever manage to play it as much as you did). Truth is that is that sometimes, it takes me years before i have the time to get into a game. I still have games in my library i swear i really really want to play but haven't done so for 20 years yet...they are in my library, looking at me and whispering...play me, play me  :D
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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2019, 06:59:27 AM »
Eek. In 2010 I was 36. And my daughters were 2 and 4.

Now I hide in my study when The Wife and MiniGus 1 and 2 all get their periods at the same time.

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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2019, 10:29:53 AM »
I would think the week BEFORE would be the time to hide because anything with a penis is "The Enemy" then. 2010 Was the year I retired and I STILL have games I haven't played.  :hide:
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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2019, 10:41:28 AM »
I still have the original Elemental box with the pewter dragon as well...somewhere.  (It's undoubtedly hiding in one of my too-many unopened boxes.)  I don't think I paid quite as much as you did, but it was still a pretty penny. 

Being in the UK I had to pay a lot for shipping.  Then it got stopped at customs and I had to pay another large fee to have it released.  This is on top of the cost of the CE itself of course, which if memory serves was already something like 65.  So yeah, more or less 100 in total.  I do like the game it became though, fortunately.  In fact I don't recall having much of a problem with it initially, although many did.

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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2019, 01:02:01 PM »
Dear mental diary: today I learned that Fallen Enchantress was released 9 years ago already, and also I'm older than Gus.


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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2019, 01:41:49 PM »
Many things are older than me. Dirt, for example.
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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2019, 02:37:48 PM »
Dear mental diary: today I learned that Fallen Enchantress was released 9 years ago already, and also I'm older than Gus.
THE AGE! IT BURRRRRNNNNSSSS!!
Same here...i always thought he was older than me  :pullhair:

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Re: Only to be with Friday
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2019, 07:08:29 PM »
I win the internet for today, fellers  :2funny:
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