StarDrive: 4X ship combat strategy game:

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Jonah Falcon
This looks promising.
Jonah Falcon
2 SpookyMask14th Sep 2012 10:53:34 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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This game is available in Desura's alpha fund, more people should hear about it :P Its pretty interesting game
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3 SgtRicko14th Sep 2012 11:24:24 AM from Guam, USA , Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
It sounds like it should have already been released - it's release period was supposed to be during June 2012. What happened? I don't see any release announcements on the main page.
Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
4 SpookyMask14th Sep 2012 11:26:22 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Official page Desura page, its been getting lots of large updates in desura lately btw.

Estimations aren't always right duh. But you can probably dig up official reason from official site or desura. Or maybe it was desura alpha release date.*shrugs*

Wow, lot more alien art on official page ._. Last time I actually played it, bears humans and plants were in xD

Ah, sorry, seems like you can't currently buy game from Desura anymore ._. I guess it had limited alpha release or something... I guess I got lucky for buying it when it was possible to buy :3

Seems like that I can gift it though. I guess thats what invite only means right now. Costs 15 euro, but I don't currently have money, but if anybody wants to try it out I'll consider gifting it when I get money.

edited 14th Sep '12 11:44:37 AM by SpookyMask

Time to change the style, for now
5 onyhow7th Mar 2013 11:27:39 PM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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So the preorder should come out today (friday)...well, sometime today anyway...

edited 7th Mar '13 11:27:46 PM by onyhow

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6 GreatGodPan8th Mar 2013 12:32:48 AM from The Woods. Where else?
Gimmie the sit-rep.
The interface looks vaguely Soa SE-ish, though with less linearity and more micromanagement. Consider my interest piqued.
Spooky.
7 onyhow9th Mar 2013 06:33:30 AM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
Preorder is out on Steam at $25.5! Still wish I picked it up when it's available on Desura Alpha Fund though...
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8 Enkufka10th Mar 2013 11:36:39 PM from Bay of White fish
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So, I'm playing this now (and wondering why since it's supposed to be a preorder) and I have literally had no luck whatsoever with combat. I amassed a big fleet of fighters and frigates... and promptly got my ass kicked against a fleet half as large.
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9 Enkufka12th Mar 2013 02:21:20 AM from Bay of White fish
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Well, that changed. Remnant technology has saved my bacon over and over now.

Also, energy weapons are awesome to see in action. And I've made a heavy combat cruiser, with four forward facing cannons that just obliterate most fighters.
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10 SpookyMask22nd Mar 2013 10:08:18 PM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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I like how attractive purple alien woman species(TM?) is using holographs and their true form besides being humanoid looks nothing like humans. Heck, their true forms don't even actually have breasts. Yay for subverting annoying trend of human aliens!

And its because Star*Drive is still beta.

edited 22nd Mar '13 10:08:52 PM by SpookyMask

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11 onyhow22nd Mar 2013 10:15:48 PM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
Man currently Cybernetics trait is just plain OP...hope it gets rebalanced...
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Jonah Falcon
[up][up] So, they're Thermians?
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13 SpookyMask24th Mar 2013 05:11:29 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Well, they are STILL a humanoid species instead of tentacles, but they look pretty evil and ugly by human standards :P Which is appropriate since they talk like they are intending to rule everyone.
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14 onyhow24th Mar 2013 06:12:15 AM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
Which is funny, 'cause they have alluring trait at the start...
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15 SpookyMask24th Mar 2013 06:30:37 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Not really, their traits are geared to make them seem rather sinister/good at spying. I mean, alluring, deception, etc. And they DO seem alluring, because they are so good at deception :P
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16 Enkufka25th Mar 2013 12:10:49 AM from Bay of White fish
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Man, Titan-sized ships are FUN.

Unfortunately, I often have absolutely no clue what to do with all the extra interior space D:
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"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
17 onyhow25th Mar 2013 12:36:24 AM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
MOAR GUNS! NO EXCEPTIONS!

Or armor...
Am binging Sono Hanabira (and other yuri stuff).
18 Enkufka25th Mar 2013 10:53:21 AM from Bay of White fish
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Interior space, as in "there's only one gun that goes in the interior space and I'm pretty sure that's an error" interior. The exterior is full to bursting with guns. The interior's the problem. :B
Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
19 onyhow25th Mar 2013 10:59:58 AM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
Bulkhead time then!
Am binging Sono Hanabira (and other yuri stuff).
20 Enkufka26th Mar 2013 01:31:40 AM from Bay of White fish
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Holy shit, Remnant reactors are the most hilariously over-powered things ever.

1x1 space, and no chain-reacting. They power everything within 2 spaces of them, and that's their one downside, the small power space, other than the extra cost. I just tested to see which was more efficient, and replacing 9 of these with one anti-matter reactor actually made my Capital ship less efficient. And you can get this stuff at the beginning of the game if you're quick and know what you're doing!

It's the backbone of my entire fleet. I would not have nearly as much success ship building without them.

edited 26th Mar '13 1:40:42 AM by Enkufka

Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
21 onyhow26th Mar 2013 04:35:41 AM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
Yeah that thing is seriously OP...it makes the first who amass a fleet to take out Remnant system get a BIG advantage...
Am binging Sono Hanabira (and other yuri stuff).
Is combat only from a top down perspective? The gameplay stills I've seen look a bit 2D to me.
23 Blissey126th Mar 2013 11:24:08 AM from a random Pokčcenter , Relationship Status: I know
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I found out about this via a video by quill18, looks pretty fun. I'll probably try this out.
24 Enkufka26th Mar 2013 12:00:05 PM from Bay of White fish
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Oh my god you can have 4 Disintegrator laser arrays on a cruiser this is going to be fucking HILARIOUS! :D

BTW, anyone else get an audio glitch where something happens and all in-game (and I THINK maybe computer) sounds are killed until you exit the app?
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"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
25 Enkufka26th Mar 2013 01:03:01 PM from Bay of White fish
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I present to you my favorite ship ever. I call it the Aphrodite. Powered by one fuckton of remnant reactors, this Dreadnaught-hull Battlestar has approximately 10 or 20 Fighter Bays in it, as well as 4 conventional Phasor arrays, and is protected by 6 canopy shields and a few smaller shields in key areas. Each Hunter hull fighter is equipped with shields, point defense laser turrets, and a primary large Phasor cannon. No fighter is capable of attaining FTL, however, they really don't need to. They will swarm enemy ships constantly until they are dead. They do more damage from more directions more efficiently than an equivalent number of phasor cannons on the ship itself. By using the fighters, the energy cost is offloaded so as not to drain from it

Also, the "4 disintegrator cannons on a cruiser" thing? >Manic laughter< it gets close to enemies, and the enemies go away, it's fantastic!

EDIT: Ok, I've found a biiiiiiiiiig quibble I have with this game, and I shall demonstrate it in the form of mock-green-text.

>Goes to war with another race.

>Bombards one planet in an enemy system until there's nothing left on the surface at all

>Sends in a colony ship mere moments afterwards

>Ally race calls me up "DO THAT BRO AND WE'RE DONE

And the tangential problem of the other races trying to colonize my home system and then getting pissy when I ask for the planets back.

And when they get pissy because we've jointly colonized a system, yet they call me up and tell me not to put warships there.

And what's worse, I can't tell them to stop doing that to me even though they do it all the time.

edited 26th Mar '13 6:49:08 PM by Enkufka

Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry

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