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by Maniac
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Upcoming Pollution & Morale Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Upcoming Pollution & Morale Changes

Tying population rather than resources to pollution is an improvement IMO. I don't think it's good though that roads no longer cause pollution. If there's no downside to having lots of roads, you'll eventually end up with roads on every. single. tile. Which is boring and looks ugly. Civ5 finally sol...
by Maniac
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Number of Cities Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Number of Cities Maintenance

Personally I'm not a fan of maintenance going up with the number of cities. So are you ok with the optimum colonization strategy in every single game being, regardless of your starting position and environment, founding a whole bunch of cities as close to each other as possible in a circle around y...
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Number of Cities Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Number of Cities Maintenance

Another way Civ used to combat ICS was to increase settler's movement points from 1 to 2. Every turn your settler is moving rather than settling down is wasted production. Increasing its movement points reduces this pressing need, and the opportunity cost of moving to a location, which is better but...
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Number of Cities Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Number of Cities Maintenance

ICS, short for Infinite City Sleaze, has long been the bane of the civ series. Basically it means players will found an infinite carpet of small cities rather than build up any of them to a large size. Different civ versions have tried different methods to tackle the problem. Unfortunately I see Pan...
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Graphical and User Interface issues
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Graphical and User Interface issues

I'll group some issues here to avoid spamming too many new threads... 1) In the city screen, I think it should show a number how many of each yield you're producing, without needing to hover over the boxes to see the tooltip. As you can see in the attached example screenshot, when numbers get too hi...
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Automated actions in case of resource shortage
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Automated actions in case of resource shortage

To help the forgetful or casual player. Currently the game automatically disbands a unit when running out of credits. I'd like to suggest the game first tries to increase your tax rate to see if that solves the deficit. Currently if you run out of minerals, any excess production is lost. I'd like to...
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: [Bug?] Modular Housing
Replies: 0
Views: 272

[Bug?] Modular Housing

Modular Housing increases population limit from 12 to 20, despite the info saying the building gives +6 population limit.
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: [UI] What's missing from civ
Replies: 0
Views: 350

[UI] What's missing from civ

Given that this game is made in the civ tradition, and you're probably aiming for a subset of civ/SMAC players for your customers, I think it would be best to follow civ's UI and hotkey conventions as much as possible. Some suggestions: Info Screens They should be openable by the F-keys. For instanc...
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Bug: Xeniteflowers doesn't boost headquarters
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Bug: Xeniteflowers doesn't boost headquarters

It makes sense to me that the Flowers only affect workers, but this should be specified in the tooltip to avoid confusion.
by Maniac
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Dragoon's rolling thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2591

Re: Dragoon's rolling thread

Hotkeys... Pressing F1 should bring up Help. Actually assign F-keys to all the various windows. My wish list. F1 = Help F2 = Research F3 = Economy /Cities F4 = Military F5 = Workshop F6 = Diplomacy F7 = Events I'd prefer if it follows the Civ4/5 convention, meaning: F1 = Help F2 = Economy /Cities F...
by Maniac
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Pandora Beta has started!
Replies: 39
Views: 14910

Re: Pandora Beta has started!

I just signed up for the beta. As there is no field to say "why would you be a good beta-tester?", I figured I'd mention here I'm the designer of the popular Planetfall total conversion mod for Civ4, it being an Alpha Centauri reimagining/remake. I also have experience beta-testing Civilization 4: B...

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