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by coanda
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: Game is too vague: Questions about aspects and fertilities
Replies: 12
Views: 7408

Re: Game is too vague: Questions about aspects and fertiliti

So... the whale is a level 3 animal. I already understand that I can probably upgrade my lowly mackerels to being whales, by casting the lvl3 Herd Upgrade on them three times. However, can't I just instantly create whales if I have the Domestic animals at lvl3? This means I'll have far greater amba...
by coanda
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: Greed and danger question
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Greed and danger question

Danger prevents greed from rising due to excess resource surplus. It can still rise due to failed projects. Greed in turn impacts the frequency of wars - if your greed is high enough, a village considers warring or attacking a giant; it doesn't care whether it's in the sweet-spot of danger for that....
by coanda
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: Balance Chat: Oil is probably overpowered
Replies: 3
Views: 2155

Re: Balance Chat: Oil is probably overpowered

It's not particularly stronger than a lot of other improvements. Just to name a few others that I happen to be aware of which are (or, with a good setup, can be) quite strong... Coal. Sunflower + Orange. Uranium. Iron. Diamond. Silver. Bears. Opium. Pandas. I certainly don't assert these are the onl...
by coanda
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reus news update!
Replies: 9
Views: 3612

Re: Reus news update!

Titan Mode. Hurray! May I make a friendly suggestion regarding it, if practical? Let people still pause - just don't let them interact at all while paused (no giving commands, no moving the camera). Bring up a nice big "Game Paused" screen or something. Honestly, I've stopped doing anything but play...
by coanda
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Ideas & Fan Work
Topic: [Balance, New Ideas]Oceanic/Tropical water biomes & Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: [Balance, New Ideas]Hello

currently there is no feature that allows a player to rectify either a mistake or remove a natural resource in case a town gets to greedy besides the AOE type <destroy all> ability or migrate ability; adding this type of ability will allow a player to better manage this type of issues -add a <globa...
by coanda
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Ideas & Fan Work
Topic: Display Project Level Somewhere
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Re: Display Project Level Somewhere

Since the projects tab does display project requirements, it shouldn't be difficult to tell the level of a given project. It's not like there's anything close to overlap... every higher level project requires over twice as much as anything from the previous level (30-40, 110-150, 400-500, 1250-1750)
by coanda
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Game mechanics: growth of Food/Wealth/Tech use
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Game mechanics: growth of Food/Wealth/Tech use

And now we know that if anyone ever claims to have scored over 108k prosperity in one village in a 2-hour game, they're lying.

Then again, we probably knew that anyways...
by coanda
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: intimidating unlocks...
Replies: 13
Views: 6454

Re: intimidating unlocks...

I personally didn't find the unlocks at all irritating in normal play. 2 games at 30 minutes, 1 game at 1 hour, 2 games at 2 hours and I had all but 3 of them. That was also about how long it took me to get used to game mechanics and basic patterns of play, so it was kind of the learning-curve porti...
by coanda
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Strategy & Balance
Topic: Challenge leaderboards discussion thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Challenge leaderboards discussion thread

I don't see any real need for a sub-forum. Weekly/bi-weekly/monthly/whatever challenge threads help draw veterans to the strategy/balance forum, which means newcomers also get a good source of advice and insight in that forum. It helps build a healthy forum. Tuck it away in a subforum, and many vete...
by coanda
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Ideas & Fan Work
Topic: Feature Request: End Game Button
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Re: Feature Request: End Game Button

A "Fast-forward" would really be ideal. Something which just makes the game start ticking 5-10x as fast. Only really useful if all you're doing is running out the clock in a stable situation.