Hey everyone. I've been playing AC for a very long time now and have never played online and would like to try it. I am VERY new to the multiplay aspect of the game and have no idea what SMAXC, SMAC, PBEM or any other of these acronyms mean ( though I think PBEM stands for play by e-mail). Anyways I was hoping I could maybe get a few experienced players to start a game with me and help me along. Also any links to sites that might help would also be great. Thanks a ton in advance!
Heah Alpha Knight,
welcome to Apolyton and the wonderful world of PBEM! To answer your questions first:
SMAC: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
SMAX: Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire (SMAC Expansion Pack)
PBEM: Play By E-Mail
As far as starting PBEM's is concerned, posting your thread this way is a very good start. Also, here is another very good site for starting SMAC(X) PBEM's:
This site also has the SMAC(X) Academy, which has a lot of information about how to really tweak your game for playing against very good human opponents (i.e. how to Pop Boom, most effective use of Crawlers, etc.). FYI.
Hope this helps, and once again, welcome to Apolyton!
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