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  • Snoddasmannen
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    Originally posted by Googlie
    Hmm - I was so focussed on the stockpile energy equation that I overlooked the minerals carry-forward

    GGLIE

    (Altogether too many mistakes when I turnplay - I'm not really a detail-oriented player.

    Perhaps it's time to pass turnplaying over to Maniac again, and we'll avoid blowing up our own ships, throwing mienrals out of the window, etc)
    Having (at least) two players perfectly capable of playing the turns is one of our major strengths, and I think you have both done excellent jobs overall I'm sure Maniac has made a few mistakes too while playing the turns, if you don't mind me saying so Maniac Nobody is perfect, and it just sounds like a bad idea to stop playing the turns because you might make errors.

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  • Googlie
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    Hmm - I was so focussed on the stockpile energy equation that I overlooked the minerals carry-forward

    GGLIE

    (Altogether too many mistakes when I turnplay - I'm not really a detail-oriented player.

    Perhaps it's time to pass turnplaying over to Maniac again, and we'll avoid blowing up our own ships, throwing mienrals out of the window, etc)

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  • Maniac
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    What's causing the energy difference?
    AFAIK the two cases to compare are
    1> this turn the 2-1-0 farm and next turn the 0-4-0 mine.
    2> both turns the mine
    Case 1 results in 2 nuts and 5 mins. Case 2 in 8 mins. In both cases we get two or three credits (don't know if it's rounded up or down) for the stockpile energy bug. So AFAIK in case 1 we get two extra nuts; in case 2 three extra mins.

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  • Googlie
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    Originally posted by Maniac
    Hmm, I don't understand. What's the advantage of this?
    Well, it was going to complete in 2 turns either way, with a difference of 3 energy stockpiled (working the mine for both turns) versus 1 (working the farm this turn and the mine next turn), so I figured the extra 2 nuts in the food bin was better than 2 ec's in the kitty.

    No?

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  • Maniac
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    Another great year.

    Originally posted by Googlie
    Hey - and if we accept a reduction in the nutbox there of 1 nut, we could rush that coastal cruiser for 52 ec's to twin with the Minas Tirith there and go do some Morgan bashing
    I'm glad you didn't go through with this. It's so wasteful to hurry when there are less than ten mins accumulated in the mineral tanks.

    Shoot - got the hurry cost wrong at Argos and missed by 1 mineral (spent 20). So I put the worker back to a 2/1/0 tile - will work the mine next turn when it'll complete the crawler
    Hmm, I don't understand. What's the advantage of this?

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  • Snoddasmannen
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    Originally posted by Googlie
    Can't rush the aerospace this turn at OA (I got the "only one hurry" message, although I don't remember rushing the XB there
    Turn looks great

    I can rush the complex at OA in the save you sent, however. That's really weird.

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  • Googlie
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    Turn finished, final saved, and turned over to the Gaians for 2162
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  • Googlie
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    XB-6 design retired. Aerospace complex rushed at FB for 60 ec's, and a conventional B-6 put in the build queue

    Can't rush the aerospace this turn at OA (I got the "only one hurry" message, although I don't remember rushing the XB there

    Shoot - got the hurry cost wrong at Argos and missed by 1 mineral (spent 20). So I put the worker back to a 2/1/0 tile - will work the mine next turn when it'll complete the crawler

    Rushed VV's crawler for 28 ec's

    Rushed 2NS Hoplite for 23 ec's (the Hermes can pick up the amphimissile unit with the probe and after dropping off the probe can meet the heimdall with its task force and send the amphimissile there as well - a great raiding party for a Yang base or 2)

    Nothing else seemed a bargain, so I left it at that, with 103 ec's in reserves for next turn rushes

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  • Snoddasmannen
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    I have minutes to spare before I'm off to a jazz performance. How about hurrying some of those crawlers unless you've already done so? That's all Have a nice evening everyone.

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  • Googlie
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    Going offline for a few hours - I'll complete the turn on my return - looking for discussion re aerospace sites (see the airforce thread) and possible crawler rushes

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  • Googlie
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    Originally posted by Maniac
    May I suggest switching the Argonite worker back to the mine? That way we produce 4 mins instead of two mins and a nut (which we don't need to keep stable population).
    Done

    If we don't act, Fort Liberty will riot next turn. May I therefore suggest turning the forest lumberjack into a doctor?
    Ah, yes - I'd alluded to that elsewhere, but forgot to suggest a cure

    Now Done

    After founding the Manifold base, Argos and Arcadia University will each have a free support slot. To fill AU's one, how about rehoming the VV scout patrol in AU to AU?
    Done

    May I suggest switching the OA 2-0-1 worker to the new mine on (64.18)?
    Actually I have moved it to the empty mine (with road) on 63:15 - that was going to be worked by the new crawler, but it was used to rush the noodle, so is sitting vacant

    I see the MT supercrawler still has 1,1/3 MPs left. Therefore, how about moving it a little further to the mine on (63.15)? (Unless of course that interferes with the plans for one of the new crawlers)
    Well, we'd then need to move the MT's worker off the 0/3/0 mine there to a 2/1/0 rolling & rainy tile (but if I move the supercrawler to the 0/3/0 mine being built at 64:18 we'd net an extra mineral - to move it to 63:15 means that we'd need to spend 3 ec;s to complete the noodle at OA (but prolly a good exchange as it'd give that extra mineral whwre it's needed, at MT, so I'll do that)

    Hey - and if we accept a reduction in the nutbox there of 1 nut, we could rush that coastal cruiser for 52 ec's to twin with the Minas Tirith there and go do some Morgan bashing

    Messena only needs one more nutrient to fill its nut tanks, while it has a nutrient surplus of three. Unnecessary in other words. May I therefore suggest to move the RG 1-2-2 forester to the empty 3-1-0 farm? Messena can then work the forest. We produce 0.8 less labs this way, but two more nuts. (Edit: I guess this one is no longer possible or desired seeing a FB worker relocation has been done)
    Can still do it by moving the RG forest worker to a 1/1/0 crater tile (we then don't have any wasted minerals there with the noodle build) and can move the Messena worker to that vacated forest tile. Knocks our reseach back to 12 ec's and 91 per tech (instead of 12 and 84) - but it's only for 1 turn)

    Skanky's Sileni in Iaci Base? Is that the planned production item? Just asking as I heard you mention building a CoastGuard cruiser there.
    Well, ususally I am a big fan of naval units from coastal bases, but in this case we are a bit vulnerable there - plus we can, as mentioned above, rush a coastguard at MT to twin with its current one, so maybe a new one in the Arcadia Ocean isn't necessary right now. But for 18 ec's we could rush one there - and send the Invincible north to join it after it's healed in the PK base

    Done (and rushed)

    PS: two minor observations regarding unit naming. I see you named the laser cruiser design "SCC Minas Tirith". Shouldn't that be SCC Njord? IIRC the Minas Tirith is MT's coastguard.
    I had picked that up, and changed it (after the nearlydone save)

    Also, how about renaming the "SNC Mercury" transport design into "[Mercury ]Class Transport, as the SNC Mercury has sunk, and we've got other transport cruisers of the same type now.
    Done

    Any other suggested rushes?

    New save attached
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  • Modo44
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    I agree we do not need to upgrade things quickly. But we should upgrade units anyway. At the moment that is too expensive, that is why I am talking about farming Worms for cash - it could provide just the resources to upgrade things.

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  • Maniac
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    Originally posted by Googlie [*]Arcadia University: worker moved from the solar tile to a 2/1/1 tile, and worker moved from a forest tile to a 2/1/1 tile (supply crawler needs only 4 mins to complete next turn, do mierlads not so imperitive. Food now in balance
    AU urgently needs some extra nuts now, but generally speaking I'd suggest that it's actually better to maximize instead of reduce mineral production for the last turn before a production item gets finished. That way you get a few extra free energy credits from the stockpile energy bug.

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  • Maniac
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    [QUOTE] Originally posted by Googlie
    Upgrades:
    • To upgrade the Invincible to missile, with syntharmor, would cost 110
    • The Njord to a GeneralTacticus missile cruiser would cost 120
    • Our ten 1-1-1 scouts to 1-1t-1 Hoplites would cost 100
    • Our 3 Impact Infantrymen to Missile infantrymen would cost 120 ec's
    • Our sole missile rover to an amphimissile speeder costs 110 ec's
    • The 2 Coastguard Cutters to GT class missile cruisers would cost 240 ec's
    • Our sole synthmetal guard (1-2-1) to a Hoplite Guardsman (1-2t-1) would cost 20 ec's
    Rushes:[list]

    Personally I'd be opposed to all of those upgrades. I think, if we want a better unit, it's in all mentioned cases cheaper for us to build a new one than use our credits to upgrade an existing one.

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  • Maniac
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    Sorry for being absent. During the week while I'm in Gent I'm rather busy and have less internet opportunity. As due to the Gaian and Morganite turnplay delay we no longer get the turn at the start of the weekend, I won't be able to comment as much during our 48 hours of turnplay.

    That being said, I downloaded the first midturn yesterday, but didn't have the time to make any comments yet.
    Turn looks great to me. While having a look yesterday, I just wrote down a few suggestions regarding worker placements. (I don't have the chance to look at the latest turn, so some of these suggestions may already be outdated)

    May I suggest switching the Argonite worker back to the mine? That way we produce 4 mins instead of two mins and a nut (which we don't need to keep stable population).

    If we don't act, Fort Liberty will riot next turn. May I therefore suggest turning the forest lumberjack into a doctor?

    After founding the Manifold base, Argos and Arcadia University will each have a free support slot. To fill AU's one, how about rehoming the VV scout patrol in AU to AU?

    May I suggest switching the OA 2-0-1 worker to the new mine on (64.18)?

    I see the MT supercrawler still has 1,1/3 MPs left. Therefore, how about moving it a little further to the mine on (63.15)? (Unless of course that interferes with the plans for one of the new crawlers)

    Messena only needs one more nutrient to fill its nut tanks, while it has a nutrient surplus of three. Unnecessary in other words. May I therefore suggest to move the RG 1-2-2 forester to the empty 3-1-0 farm? Messena can then work the forest. We produce 0.8 less labs this way, but two more nuts. (Edit: I guess this one is no longer possible or desired seeing a FB worker relocation has been done)

    Skanky's Sileni in Iaci Base? Is that the planned production item? Just asking as I heard you mention building a CoastGuard cruiser there.

    PS: two minor observations regarding unit naming. I see you named the laser cruiser design "SCC Minas Tirith". Shouldn't that be SCC Njord? IIRC the Minas Tirith is MT's coastguard.
    Also, how about renaming the "SNC Mercury" transport design into "[Mercury ]Class Transport, as the SNC Mercury has sunk, and we've got other transport cruisers of the same type now.

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