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by Xyquas
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Limit colonizability to home planet type quality and -1
Replies: 1
Views: 4219

Limit colonizability to home planet type quality and -1

When I play a race starting with an earth type planet, I can only colonize planets of this type and those of one quality level below earth (oceanic, arctic, desert). So far, so good. But when I select barren as home planet type, I can colonize all types of planets - which has proven to be a huge adv...
by Xyquas
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Star Trek Mod
Replies: 34
Views: 61225

Re: Star Trek Mod

There are some 23rd century ship classes you haven't used yet (Constellation is the most popular one of those). Do you know the website Memory Alpha? Maybe this could help: http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Starship_classifications http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Federati...
by Xyquas
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add new ship module: Communications relay
Replies: 2
Views: 3305

Add new ship module: Communications relay

When playing on large maps I always end up in a situation where I am in one of the corners of the map and in the very far opposing corner there is one to more empire(s) I cannot communicate with because we share no two colonies within communications range. Currently I adress this issue by building s...
by Xyquas
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Star Trek Mod
Replies: 34
Views: 61225

Re: Star Trek Mod

First of all: Thank you for your work so far! I like the idea of playing Horizon with Star Trek ships and factions :D When I tried your mod I was wondering about it and at first I didn't know why. But then the idea got clear in my head and I think I know now. While you obviously chose races from TOS...
by Xyquas
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [1.0.2.141] Galactic Council gatheres before all races met
Replies: 2
Views: 10440

[1.0.2.141] Galactic Council gatheres before all races met

I recently played some Horizon matches and enjoyed the galactic council feature. While playing I noticed a strange behavior: Galactic council is supposed to gather when all races have met each other (or more precise: When the player has met all races). However, if the player get's knowledge of other...
by Xyquas
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Galactic Council election
Replies: 16
Views: 18969

Re: Galactic Council election

Due to a lack of time I have only read the starting post in this quest. My opinion on this is: Please leave majority as it currently is (at 60%) - it feels perfect for me. I could win without having to conquer more than the half of the galaxy and without every other empire voting for me. I tried thi...
by Xyquas
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: What exactly is "reckless expansion"?
Replies: 21
Views: 28697

Re: What exactly is "reckless expansion"?

The reckless expansion (controversy) is based on how much a race has expanded within the last 10 turns. If it's greater than the set threshold then other races may complain via diplomacy (only once every 10 turns). There is a minor tolerance hit if they complain. Expansion is calculated by the amou...
by Xyquas
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [1.0.0.94] ISN sometimes misses reports
Replies: 5
Views: 4767

Re: [1.0.0.94] ISN sometimes misses reports

Zaimat wrote:There is this in game options to some extent (show all/critical/none) but yes the stats are more filler to show when there is no other news during the same turn.
Ah, I thought this option only applies to turn summary messages. But it would make sense to use this setting for ISN reports as well.
by Xyquas
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: What exactly is "reckless expansion"?
Replies: 21
Views: 28697

Re: What exactly is "reckless expansion"?

I have a new theory of my own. If you will note on the galactic map the little circle around star systems. This is the territory that empires own. My new theory is that when you colonize a system in which the territory "bumps" into theirs that it really annoys them because you are in fact...
by Xyquas
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: [1.0.0.94] ISN sometimes misses reports
Replies: 5
Views: 4767

Re: [1.0.0.94] ISN sometimes misses reports

News have different priorities and non-critical news were being culled by default (this was so we wouldn't spam the player with too much news). With the next update we have made a few changes so all but statistical news (all except low priority news) will be shown to the player! I see. Maybe this s...
by Xyquas
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: What exactly is "reckless expansion"?
Replies: 21
Views: 28697

Re: What exactly is "reckless expansion"?

I've got a new theory on how "reckless expansion" demand works: It seems to occur every time when the player colonizes a planet that an AI player had already discovered and would like to colonize himself. For example: If you colonize barren or toxic planets, you'll never get this demand. B...
by Xyquas
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: The threat option
Replies: 2
Views: 2736

Re: The threat option

I think the demand for a system on the other side of the galaxy backgrounds to the wish of extended operations range. I noticed that AI empires will more likely give the player control over "core systems" (close to homeworld) than over "border systems".
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: [1.0.0.94] Refitted troop trans cannot colonize
Replies: 5
Views: 4577

Re: [1.0.0.94] Refitted troop trans cannot colonize

I have noticed on rare occasions that it takes 2 turns before a colonization happens after I gave the command. I suspect it may be the ship moves to the designated planet one turn and then does the colonizing the next. Have you tried waiting another 1 or 2 turns to see if it happens? 5 turns. And t...
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: The Gargals are a persistent bunch...
Replies: 17
Views: 10715

Re: The Gargals are a persistent bunch...

reefs_of_space wrote:Was it "I welcome my new Varaians overlords"? :)
*lol*
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Please add cross alliances
Replies: 4
Views: 3757

Re: Please add cross alliances

I'm not sure if you have thought about this here. If empire A is at war with empire C, by allying with empire B it would seem absurd for them to suddenly be allied with empire C as well considering they are currently at war with each other. Same goes if empire C has a "hostile" attitude t...
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Please add cross alliances
Replies: 4
Views: 3757

Re: Please add cross alliances

I didn't play Sword of the Stars and I actually don't know exactly in which 4X game I encountered that feature - I think it was Endless space. I just think that if any empire A allies with another empire B which is already alliied with empire C that there should be a mechanism in the game to ally em...
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: The Gargals are a persistent bunch...
Replies: 17
Views: 10715

Re: The Gargals are a persistent bunch...

I got one for the surrender part:

Owning 3/4 of the galaxy and being in war with the Varaians who had only 1 planet left, they came to me asking for me to surrender to them. It just made me smile and you probably guess my answer :twisted:
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: random events
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

Re: random events

Yeah, more random events will spice the game up. I found some while reviewing the language files so I suppose it is already on the todo list but the devs didn't come around to it yet. Look at [HorizonHome] > lang > en > gamedata > random_events.xml I liked the space monsters in MOO2 which were guard...
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: planetary defense beam
Replies: 4
Views: 3629

Re: planetary defense beam

keller wrote:In all the hours I have played this game I have finally actually discovered the planetary defense beam. My question is why isn't this tech like the missile base which can readily be built ?
Discovered? Like in "your scientists dicovered a new technology"?
by Xyquas
Sat May 24, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: Setting up custom games
Replies: 8
Views: 11013

Re: Setting up custom games

Thanks for posting this. After I finish my game on normal mode I'm going to give classic a try. I like the way normal mode feels like a living galaxy but I've spent a lot of turns defending my small empire and kissing the asses of the stronger races. I'd like to try a more even footing next time. T...