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  • #16
    I'm too busy tweaking and experimenting as a Librarian to be at all concerned about how I might fare as a Thinker or Transcend.
    I've tested those waters, yes, but have yet to feel a need to go in for a swim.
    I am on a mission to see how much coffee it takes to actually achieve time travel. :frantic:

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    • #17
      Don't flatten him unless you can a) do it quickly and b) profit by conquering him. Your human opponents always represent a greater threat, and if you get bogged down in an attrition war with Lal, your fellow humans will probably run away with the game.

      How do you measure risk/reward? Well, does he have any SPs you might want? How heavily defended are his bases? How close are his bases to yours, will you be able to easily defend your home territory as well as your conquests?

      The bottom line is that unless you catch him with his pants down, conquering someone else's territory is far more expensive than just adding more bases to your own, so make sure you're getting something else for your trouble.

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      • #18
        HongHu,

        Do you have mobility and applied physics or impact?

        How far from your main production centre to his?

        Unless the AI has been boosted, you can probably take it down at this point with about 4 impact rovers or 6-8 recon rovers. The longer you leave it the more difficult it will be, and Yang is so land hungry that I would always want to remove an opponent eventually.

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        • #19
          We are not in the same land. I need ships to go to war with him. As for SPs, well all the ones I want is in hands of CEO Rubin.
          Be good, and if at first you don't succeed, perhaps failure will be back in fashion soon. -- teh Spamski

          Grapefruit Garden

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          • #20
            Transcend is SO not a challenge...I remember playing my first Transcend Ironman with Intense Rivalry on, and my friends were all yelling at me 'no, no, no, you'll get slaughtered!', and I won easily.
            "Love the earth and sun and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown . . . reexamine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency" - Walt Whitman

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