I just got it last Friday. Maybe it's because I've been playing Sid Meier's games too much, or maybe it's because I started out on "gigantic" with 9 opponents on regular difficulty level, but man
do I suck.
I've slowly been getting better as my games progress, but it keeps saying I suck at economy. How? I've been making +100bc with a 5% tax rate, 100% allocation and a handful of trade routes. How can you get much better than that?
Also, it keeps saying I'm losing wars when I'm walking all over the enemy! I mean, I had four Hecate (
) heavy battleships (Beam/missle/mass - 28/28/21 attack 12/8/10 def.), six light battleships (about same, scaled down), a couple of destroyers (about 21/21/15 12/4/10def), and about 10 cruisers ( about 10/10/10at. and 5/5/5 def) organized into four or five fleets and a few loners just walking around their territory killing stuff, I've taken over 5 or 6 of their planets, too. I even have shipping lanes
running through their territory. Their biggest victory against me was an Economic starbase that I never got around to upgrading that was right next to their capitol (I ran out of trade routes). They never killed a single of my units (thank God, they're so expensive!)! And it always said "your people are fearing for the future of your race" etc.!*
It seems like my approval rating on each planet is either 100 or 40. There is like 2 out of 15 that aren't one of those. Really strange...
Other than that, the game is really neat. There could be a little more variety in government (not party) selections, but it's acceptable. I like all the little random stuff like "oh noes people are starving? what we do?" and i'm like "give them our leftovers!". Those are cool.
Anyone else here play the game? Anyone note
suck at it?
*I never use the default military designs.