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by pak
Wed May 17, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: privateer unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: privateer unit

I like the idea, but presumably there should also be a mechanism for discovering the
paymaster? Perhaps if you bribed the unit, you would find out... if it retained the
nationality of the building city.
by pak
Wed May 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Different Battle Ruleset - fight on tactical map instead of strategic [wish]
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: Different Battle Ruleset - fight on tactical map instead of strategic [wish]

> I would prefer to make it simpler. > [...] > This is the best choice between killstack and non killstack. Why the binary choice? You could set a game-configurable fraction of the stack to be killed, or specify an extra 1 (or 2, 3, etc) unit(s) to die, chosen randomly. That would be simpler still, ...
by pak
Mon May 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Apollo Program and the World Map
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Re: Apollo Program and the World Map

> 1. The Apollo rule-set be changed to expose the world map to all players. > 2. Add a nation improvement (space port) should be required that would permit the launching > of satellites that would allow for a view of the world map and/or a satellite version of AWACS. In civ2civ3, I find that I am on...
by pak
Mon May 15, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Mangrove forest and volcanos tiles
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Mangroves and Volcanoes

> location dependent disasters, they could be fun / You could probably do it via lua scripting. Having a look at the disaster section(s) in game.ruleset suggests that you could add all kinds of criteria (since e.g. earthquake requires local hills), but I assume that only cities are checked not misce...
by pak
Mon May 15, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Unit suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 3905

Re: on the lack of art

> Have you checked out chess /or stratege? The main problem with using an existing tileset is whether they have a selection of unit graphics which aren't currently in use. I wouldn't want to confuse my new mechanized giraffe cavalry unit with some musketeers, just because I had to re-use a graphic. ...
by pak
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Mangrove forest and volcanos tiles
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Mangroves and Volcanoes

But what are specialist mangrove tiles going to do in the game that doesn't already happen to some degree? Isn't a swamp on the coast more or less the same idea? If not, what's the difference going to be? Or do you just want the visuals with no substantive effect on the gameplay? (I guess I might as...
by pak
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Unit suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 3905

Re: on the lack of art

Well, what do you want? The gameplay, or the visuals? I have my own very simple unit tiles, based loosely on standard military symbols; as such it's not difficult to add a new box/squiggle thing every time I add a new unit, however silly (rocket powered explosive suicide transports, for example). I ...
by pak
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: 3D globe map
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Re: 3D globe map

The most elegant solution is to rework the underlying machinery to work on triangles rather than squares or hexes (Any curved manifold can be characterized by its triangulation). This would allow quite naturally the most exotic of world shapes, but you'd need distortion-tolerant terrain tiles. Alern...
by pak
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Some new bigger ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Some new bigger ideas

wrt: IV . Resources could been transported by caravans or other units I would really like to see a unit that could carry food, to enable (re)supply of cities who are about to suffer starvation. I guess we could add/have a unit flag that says or allows it to "Disband as Food" rather than as...
by pak
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: SLAVERS!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 12618

Re: SLAVERS!!!

I've addressed this by simply adding a "Slave Worker" unit to the civ2civ3 ruleset; imo anything more complicated isn't really in the style of the abstract viewpoint of freeciv. They are slightly cheaper and slightly less effective version of ordinary workers; but are also capturable, sinc...