Topic: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?  (Read 13226 times)

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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2016, 04:06:25 am »
A couple of months ago, I joined the CE and OP groups on Evolve, and there was nobody there on any day that I checked. It would be a good idea to arrange some firm times to get things started rather than wait for someone to pop up.

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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2016, 08:26:02 am »
A couple of months ago, I joined the CE and OP groups on Evolve, and there was nobody there on any day that I checked. It would be a good idea to arrange some firm times to get things started rather than wait for someone to pop up.
Right on! I have sat around evolve hoping to catch someone but it doesn't happen, so we need to have a way to coordinate games.
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2016, 11:26:50 am »
Monday and Friday nights eastern time. Some Wednesday nights. PM me hear in the afternoon/early evening. I check emails pretty frequently so I 'll see the dynaverse message.
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2016, 11:36:46 am »
There's an issue with Evolve. A player may appear to be offline even though they are online. So yeah, the best thing to do is to make a firm time for a match that everyone can see. Like here on Dynaverse.net. Maybe a new topic on Main Page. "Multiplayer Matchups: Days and Times" or something better.

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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2016, 01:55:26 pm »
Logged into evolve right now ...
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2016, 02:18:32 pm »
I'm moving, so I'll only have internet access from public libraries, which aren't thrilled with gaming. Maybe next week I'll get cable internet at my new place...

I'll give a shout when my connection is up and running.

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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2016, 02:20:01 pm »
See you then. signed off. The party system is overloaded and can't connect anyway.
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2016, 06:19:58 pm »
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« Last Edit: April 12, 2016, 02:45:37 pm by d4v1ks »
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2016, 06:58:27 pm »
Yes. There is a wall at first. Ship selection is very important. Certain Heavy Cruisers can't defeat War Cruisers even though the BPV is similar. Once you and an opponent reach an equal level of experience, ship selection is often the determining factor in victory. Something like a Z-BCH with slow missiles is going to struggle against an I-CCY. You won't likely have an opportunity to tractor it on a medium map. Your speed-16 missiles are outrun all day long. I'm sure that the Z-BCH can win, but it will be an uphill battle.

That's the addictive part of SFC. How do I beat ship X with ship Y? Even if I make no mistakes, can I beat that ship if my opponent makes no mistakes?   

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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2016, 07:52:43 pm »
How will you get better if you are afraid to play because you might lose? My 1st game against Mike I got pasted in short order. I didn't quit. I'm getting to play against an accomplished veteran. It's making me think about race and ship selection, firing arcs and ranges etc. It's a deep game. Lots to think about. Lots to learn.

http://archive.kontek.net/sfc.strategyplanet.gamespy.com/tactics/index.html
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2016, 07:24:04 am »
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2016, 10:38:03 am »
I'm just messing with you guys.  ;D
I'm getting surprised by how good some of you play.
It is like... #$%#$&
I've to improve in some way!

Good link Tobin.
I'm enjoying to read it.

Ynrohkeeg's tactics refer to SFC1, which allowed trickle-charging (e.g. arming a Plas-R over 4, 5, 6+ turns) and fast-loading (e.g. firing a Disruptor in 1/2 turn). Were these features good for the game? I don't know. There was something just plain wrong about, let's say, a Hydran Lord Marshal flying speed 31 with (effectively) 4 OL Fusions and 2 HB. But I had a lot of fun in SFC1.

Experienced opponents adjust their ECM/ECCM levels a hundred times in a battle. Tobin never gave up last night, lol. He was always looking to attain a defensive shift or negate mine. If one player ignores the Electronic Warfare element, he'll probably lose. 1 point of net ECM is usually a great bargain. Short-term Erratics can be efficient against a peeler -- a captain looking to fire a Forward Arc weapon at range 8.9 (or 12.9 or 15.9) and turn away from a slower ship's Plasma/Missiles/Short-range stuff.

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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2016, 10:38:58 am »
I can't even beat the AI anymore.
Who'd thunk that Star-castling was the root of all evil . . .


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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2016, 12:52:34 pm »
I can't even beat the AI anymore.

I'm finding that hard to believe....
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2016, 09:55:14 am »
Good times to do battle for me are Tues, Thurs, Sat, & Sun nights EST (and depending on the weather, Sat and Sunday afternoons too).

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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2016, 03:04:34 pm »
I can't even beat the AI anymore.

 :laugh:

Omg. We old geezers. When was the last time you played?

Against another human?   2009
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2016, 04:36:29 pm »
I just played a single person skirmish (default ships) on my laptop.  I'm rusty but my reflexes had me reaching for keys that my laptop doesn't have and I'm not even sure what the key would have been on a full size keyboard but my reflexes know. 

This is on Netrunner Linux 16 and the only tweaking I did was to set the Windows emulation to 2000.   EAW no patches applied.
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2016, 05:25:59 pm »
Active Competition

Rusty players wanted.
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Re: Can we kick off one more cycle guys?
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2016, 06:52:03 am »
We might want to continue this thread at the other place...