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World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:14 pm
by gunnergoz1
Is this a feature or a bug that is being worked on? I like playing larger maps but so far the only CTD I've experienced with Pandora was with a Large map size. I take it Huge is even more unstable?

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 11:33 pm
by SephiRok
It should not be any less stable.

The reason it isn't recommended is because it does not represent the intended experience -- too much land, too many cities to manage, not enough border conflict. But if you like it, great!

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:38 am
by gunnergoz1
Oh, I get more than enough border conflict, believe me. And the pesky aliens pile on as well.

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:40 am
by dmantione
The last beta's have become a lot more challenging... I now need to build an army early in the game, which I did not experience before. Might also have increased border conflicts on big maps.

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:44 am
by AlgaeNymph
SephiRok wrote:[...]intended experience[...]border conflict.
You mean the experience where the local warmongering faction piles up on me even as I'm building an army?

Yes, I'm a bit bitter. I'm finding easy difficulty not so easy.

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:33 am
by stiefelss
AlgaeNymph wrote:You mean the experience where the local warmongering faction piles up on me even as I'm building an army?

Yes, I'm a bit bitter. I'm finding easy difficulty not so easy.
That's your fault for not grabbing hives early. It's like you don't want the extra money that comes with committing genocide against indigenous populations!

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:38 pm
by azpops
Try lowering the alien aggression. This will give you longer to build up an army before the bugs start coming at you.

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:15 am
by AlgaeNymph
stiefelss wrote:
AlgaeNymph wrote:You mean the experience where the local warmongering faction piles up on me even as I'm building an army?

Yes, I'm a bit bitter. I'm finding easy difficulty not so easy.
That's your fault for not grabbing hives early. It's like you don't want the extra money that comes with committing genocide against indigenous populations!
I wasn't talking about hives, I meant other factions.

Won't attacking hives early also provoke aggression early?

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:49 am
by Megas
Hives give you tons of credits that you can use to jump start your economy. The military units used in hive clearing get XP and are very useful in wars against the AI later too.

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:05 pm
by ErissN6
Megas wrote:The military units used in hive clearing get XP and are very useful in wars against the AI later too.
The military units, used against aliens sent from a non cleared hive, get even more XP. That's why I try to not clear the hives. Even, hives can be a defense of your borders.