My promethean dvar had some fantastic battles against a heritor syndicate ai. It went all in on the heritor tech, and the battles were insane. My flames were everywhere, but my machine heavy force was just gutted by entropy aoes. An absolute slaughterhouse.
My awesome promethean dvar game had a suitably awesome ending. Just as they started to move towards my home cities, the Voidbringers appeared and offered a deal. I took it. Newly summoned Voidbringers were exactly what I needed to roll back the tide. I sold out the entire planet so I could be eaten last!
Thanks for the offer, that’d be fun. At the moment I feel like I’m making progress, so it’s all good. I think that’d be fun to do when I feel like I’ve got the basics down more.
I finally finished off my first Empire game, capturing the Kirko capital on Turn 123. The end was a bit of a slog, but that’s probably more due to my not understanding how to play/win effectively and the passive AI on the easiest levels.
The Empire stuff is super cool, and a lot more stuff is starting to make sense now that I can see the results of the first game and how it’s impacted my Empire. At the end of the game, you get the following results tally that shows all the XP you got with the various factions and secret techs. About halfway through my game I started to wonder if some of the XP-bearing quests I was getting in the game were related to Empire progression, and it turns out they are.
Lastly, Empire mode tracks your game’s main hero stats and results, and levels them up as well. Apparently these heroes can be recruitable heroes that show up in your subsequent games, or of course you can just use them as the main hero in future games as well.
Is there a mod that lets us see our units’ locations more clearly? The “military” overlay map is so cluttered I can hardly pick out my units. Maybe I need to pick a more colorful shield than the default brownish-yellow? But what I’d really like is a simple map of the world with just my units on it – not much else. The “operations” map actually looks like this, but it doesn’t include my units. But the “military” map and the main map are so cluttered that I struggle to figure out what’s where.
I did a quick search in the Steam Workshop and didn’t see anything that fits the bill. Maybe there’s a “simple map” view mode that I’m missing in-game? If not, if anyone knows of a “simpler map mod,” please let me know! Thanks.
I just played a second game tonight and about 70 turns in a lot of the command options vanished. Exiting the game and rebooting fixed it. I suppose you already tried that?
Thanks! Yes, so far so good. I played a second game tonight as the Kir’Ko, on a small world, with just 2 AI opponents. The game was much brisker. This time I developed faster than the AI did, and “easy” was definitely easy. Next game I’m going to push the difficulty up a bit.
After playing a couple of games now, I’m starting to wonder about the game design balance between time spent in the tactical game and time spent in the strategic game, and how the two work together. I want to be able to play some games at higher difficulties before judging, though. I’m curious to see how different it is when the AI is putting up more of a fight.
Mine felt like something like that. My glitch happened after having the game running uninterrupted for a number of hours.