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Jack A T

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Random battle options
« on: June 28, 2011, 04:12:27 PM »

I like the random battles already in Starfarer, but I feel like a bit more control over them would be nice.

Being able to select how many fleet points each side gets, and being able to choose which ships are allowed, would be quite nice, I feel.
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 04:21:55 PM »

I feel similarly, Jack. I want to have full player control over those parameters for making a random battle.
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 04:30:35 PM »

Well then, you guys should be happy to know that this is in the plan for the next release :)
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 05:10:57 PM »

Very happy, o captain my captain!  ;D
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 06:16:57 PM »

Will we be able to modify the loadout of the ships too? Or will that be handled by modifying some files or not possible at all  ???
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 07:39:13 PM »

Considering that the ship editing screen will be in, I think it should be possible.

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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 01:41:56 AM »

Your... starfarerful trip is done?

The prize has been won?


Very happy, o captain my captain!  ;D
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 09:00:34 AM »

Will we be able to modify the loadout of the ships too? Or will that be handled by modifying some files or not possible at all  ???

One of the motivations for having custom battles is being able to test out new ship builds quickly. So I'd say yes.
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 02:13:23 PM »

 ;D <--- this nicely sums up my feels about this.

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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 02:43:02 PM »

I'd like to add a little suggestion to this as well. I'm not sure if this is planned, but I'd like to be able to launch a random battle as a spectator. I really enjoy watching the battles take place as much as I enjoy taking part in them myself. Plus, it would have the added benefit of being able to watch how the AI does with a custom loadout.
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 02:44:36 PM »

That could be useful for running balance tests and the like

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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 06:55:08 PM »

oh, ok then, I'll stop butchering the Battlecruiser and wait for the proper ship editor. :)
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Re: Random battle options
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 06:24:37 AM »

That could be useful for running balance tests and the like

Very much agreed.

It'd also help with getting more familiar with the ships from the "ground up" - building small battles of only a few ships to get a good handle on them, then introduce some more, trying out different combinations and so on.
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