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There are several threads with effective strategies if you're having trouble, although currently our host network is down (has been since early this morning). Still waiting for word from them.
It's impossible to have any interception for them, both ingame and in-universe. They're powerful, but not overpowering, especially considering their limitations; and being able to "fling WMDs across the map" is the MO of the Empire.
Also, it's impossible for them to destroy your empire without significant fleet engagement. You're only able to have one per 15 planets, and each one has a 20 minute cooldown. On a map like Deep Core Conflict (16 planets) you need to control all but the enemy capital before you could even build one. On a medium map like Into the Cluster, with 59 planets you'd need over half the galaxy before you could even build two, and then your rate of progress would still only be 6 planets every hour assuming you use the ability on cooldown.
So, if you use the galaxy gun as your means of doing anything other than destroying a single key position before invading, you're doing it the least efficient wa possible. Also, we've been working on other negative effects to using it within your own Empire, but those are more experimental.
Newer features like that have been done erring on the side of underutilization, especially until we have compensation for the AI, considering we can't edit the AI and therefore they have no clue how to use them.
Shield regen isn't something we're committed to, it's just something we didn't adjust yet when putting in the other values we had decided on from ICW. It'll definitely go up now that we're actually working more directly on balancing (which is the point of this release).
However, "in the context of Empire at War" isn't an argument that's ever going to convince us of anything.
No random maps, and definitely no multi system ones will ever be made by us. In the mod, system = galaxy so that would be multi-galaxy maps.
Yeah, that;'s how expanded hangars work. It increases the supply on the ship, which means it can hold additional fighters (not deploy them at once), so you can go through more fighters without having to replenish them. There's a few of the stock tooltips we still need to track down and change, however (where supply is still called antimatter in one or two places).
As for the Enlistment Center thing, that's leftover from something I was trying a while ago that ended up being impossible to do in Sins. Exploration was meant to be entirely turned off after that until we do what we want with it, but it seems to have been reverted by someone since.
Yeah, that function can only work with scuttling though. It's not something you can attach to something else.
The Acclamator thing is separate.
McCray, are you sure you're not confusing adding command points with increasing fighter supply? They're different things.
You can't make it do anything other than what it currently does within the limits of the game engine.
Also, as we've explained, you can build it, but it's limited to one Galaxy Gun per 15 planets, so you can't build it until you have at least 15 planets.
Each ship has its own max zoom setting line in its code, which determines how far in you can zoom. Most ships have at least a decent setting for it, but some (like the two you've mentioned) are still being worked on.
Depends on where they are.
Supply is irrelevant to the ability, actually. If it affected supply, it would likely just get filled by a station or tender.
1. We'd have to do debris as a persistent particle on the explosion itself, since the planet is set to invisible and we can't connect it, so either way it would have to fade over time or it might get pretty taxing.
2. Orbital turrets are already in, they're Golans. Having orbital turrets as individual guns wouldn't be very useful. In Sins "canon" ships have one or two weapons, so a weapon emplacement that's also one weapon is significant. In Star Wars a single turbolaser emplacement is negligible.
As for mines, no. Not really used in Star Wars, and also one of the most lag-inducing features in Sins.
The superweapon limit is one Galaxy Gun per 15 planets, so if you don't have at least 15 planets you can't build it. The issue is the stock text string isn't very clear and we didn't change it for 0.9. Nobody ever noticed in the base game because it's only one weapon per like 4 planets.
We don't intend to add anything that absolutely requires the DLC for playing the mod, however we do intend to take advantage of DLC features for those who have it.
Empire of the Hand is mostly done, but the others are at 4 ships each.
Titans: It's a limit of one, but since each Titan has its own research the game seems to think it's getting an extra one. It's really just a display bug, not sure if we can do much about it but honestly not a /huge/ concern to us.
Supply: That's hardcoded unfortunately.
Ion: I'll look into changing target filters for that, thanks.
AI: The Capital victory condition apparently has some issues with some maps. As for flagship though, the flagship is likely in those masses of ships getting defeated if it's happenng then.
Galaxy Gun: unfortunately you can't give units/structures limits like that, so we've just made it as rare as reasonably possible.
Depending on where this is, it's potentially because of missing DLC.
We have no intention to change the style of the UI. We quite like it, and it gets accross all necessary information without visual noise distracting from the main gamespace, which is kind of the point. All we intend to do is change the planet indicators so it's easier to distinguish planet types, and increase the contrast between different button states (highlighted/normal)
That's definitely something on your end, and although you say you have it on it seems like LAA is stillt he first thing I'd check, since it's possible it was deactivated somehow. Have you tried running other mods since then (or just re-doing the enabling process for LAA to be safe)?
If it were just whenever we felt like it, it would be today. Unfortunately we need to actually make everything.
This seems to be a problem with a specific type of AI (Economist/Researcher/Aggressor/Fortifier thing), though I haen't yet figured out which of them it is. I *think* it's Fortifier.
We reconsidered actually, and decided not to add crashing in 1.0. It was pretty controversial within the team though.
There are a few maps that have some issues with the capital victory condition because some flags were missed. On that particular map, it seems that the Chosper start may have them.
Technically the other boxes should say "Coming Later," but OzWolf and I are lazy.
What were your victory conditions and did you have random events on?
See the comment literally right above this.
While you'd think this is why it had the wedge shape, it isn't actually the case: "Like with several other Star Destroyer classes, the designers did not take advantage of their wedge shape to give the heavy cannons the ability to focus on targets in the forward firing arc that were level with the ship"
In order to target one thing with most of its weapons, it had to list forward pretty heavily.
It's not the size that counts, it's how you use it.
Also, I'm going to sleep for the next hour and a half so if you have a problem bother this guy right here with the meerkat. ^
If people start trying to do the timezone conversions to figure out when that will be, I'm gonna be both creeped out and severely disappointed...