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Aurora => Advanced Tactical Command Academy => Topic started by: bsh on March 21, 2016, 08:16:18 AM

Title: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: bsh on March 21, 2016, 08:16:18 AM
Hello,

In my game the goal is to discover all the systems.  My first NPR was very hostile, so they had to die.  But now I am nearly finished with exploration, but found two more NPRs, one of them is really friendly and likely very low tech level (they don't even have spaceships as far as i can tell), the other one is slightly friendly but surely very xenophobic b/c diplomacy progress is veeeery slow.  These guys have a lot of ships though, and they didn't attack me yet, but they make the game very slow b/c pf their ships.  I am tempted to destroy them just because of this.  It would surely be easier now since they haven't spread out yet i guess.
So I was just curious how do you treat your NPR races in your games? In particular, friendly NPRs? Do you let them live, or destroy them asap?
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: 83athom on March 21, 2016, 08:45:24 AM
I like to have long wars with enemy NPRs, but with friendly ones I tend to be friendly and do some trading and eventually get into an alliance.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: bsh on March 21, 2016, 09:00:59 AM
Are they staying friendly in the long run? Don't backstab you later with your own high tech?
How do you trade with them? You mean, the civilians doing the trading, right?
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: 83athom on March 21, 2016, 11:19:23 AM
Are they staying friendly in the long run? Don't backstab you later with your own high tech?
How do you trade with them? You mean, the civilians doing the trading, right?
Yes, you find one of their colonies (and they one of yours), enter a trade agreement, and civies will trade and generate income.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Mastik on March 21, 2016, 12:40:26 PM
I like to keep the friendly's that way.  I have enough problems with the unfriendlys.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Zincat on March 21, 2016, 03:11:42 PM
The complete genocide of every other race in the galaxy is the only possible and safe solution.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: baconholic on March 21, 2016, 07:35:40 PM
Every single sentinel galactic civilization consumes more "Galactic Processing Power", so the only solution is to integrate into a single sentinel civilization ;D.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Vandermeer on March 21, 2016, 08:40:54 PM
You people know how things work. :)
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: bsh on March 23, 2016, 09:25:01 AM
My last game ended abruptly because of bugged NPR ships somewhere created zillions of error messages, so this is another reason for a preventative cleansing.  ;)
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: db48x on March 23, 2016, 09:57:32 AM
I've never actually seen a friendly NPR :P
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Erik Luken on March 23, 2016, 11:14:10 AM
I remind you of the 4th X. EXplore, EXpand, EXploit,<dalek> EXTERMINATE! </dalek>
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: 83athom on March 23, 2016, 12:37:45 PM
I remind you of the 4th X. EXplore, EXpand, EXploit, EXTERMINATE!
I always keep it in mind when I'm dealing with enemies. I drop a few hundred worldburner bombs on them.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Vandermeer on March 23, 2016, 05:19:11 PM
Sometimes I play 4 times EXterminate simply.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: DFDelta on March 26, 2016, 02:35:58 PM
I've never actually managed to stay on friendly terms with xenos. Not for more then a few decades at least.

Even if we have tradeships going back and forth between our colonies they always end up launching missiles at my ships sooner or later.
Nowadays I just give all xenos I come across the "warhammer solution" as soon as possible.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Lossmar on March 26, 2016, 04:48:53 PM
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So I was just curious how do you treat your NPR races in your games? In particular, friendly NPRs?

I will let you know if i ever see one ...

Srsly, my First Contact always end's up in all out shooting wars.
Only friendly NPR's are in my Multi Earth starts ( even Multi Sol starts always end up in flames ).
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Iranon on March 27, 2016, 02:29:12 AM
I try to be a good friend... but if I happen across a casus belli and it'd make the game more interesting, I take it.
The way I see it, a former friend whom you feed all your fancy tech is a welcome challenge when the others ceased to be one.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: boggo2300 on March 28, 2016, 04:24:22 PM
whats a friendly NPR?
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Erik Luken on March 28, 2016, 04:25:10 PM
whats a friendly NPR?

That's one you have subjugated and fully integrated into your empire.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: boggo2300 on March 28, 2016, 04:38:40 PM
ahh nomenclature,  I call those filthy Alien scum,  who must die  (though it can be tiring writing that out every time in intelligence reports)
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Arwyn on April 29, 2016, 04:40:07 PM
If they dont shoot me first, and want to talk, I will talk. Especially if they are higher tech!

I have had a couple of games where the NPR's actually traded me (gave me) tech. Most of the time, they give me missiles, business end first.

Low tech races are good for a while to generate trade income, and they dont spam ships, so thats worth keeping them around for a while. They usually end of joining my empire though, once their trade value declines. :)

Friendly aliens that park massive fleets over my worlds and cause huge lag, tend to get shot.....
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: FrederickAlexander on April 29, 2016, 05:57:24 PM
Defeating them quickly with minimal casualties because i don't trust that they will actually be able to not kill themselves by spawning spoiler ships
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Garfunkel on May 02, 2016, 09:36:55 PM
You can turn that off in 7.10
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: Thanatos on May 03, 2016, 03:18:17 AM
I remind you of the 4th X. EXplore, EXpand, EXploit,<dalek> EXTERMINATE! </dalek>

I thought it was eXterminate, eXterminate, eXterminate, eXterminate. You mean to say those lesser organisms have meat in their skulls, and they can flap their meat to communicate as well?

... Woops.
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: boggo2300 on May 03, 2016, 04:38:32 PM
I will let you know if i ever see one ...

Srsly, my First Contact always end's up in all out shooting wars.
Only friendly NPR's are in my Multi Earth starts ( even Multi Sol starts always end up in flames ).

Maybe you should start telling your contact teams to not say things about the aliens mothers...
Title: Re: How do you treat friendly NPRs in your games?
Post by: MarcAFK on May 04, 2016, 07:35:44 AM
Maybe you should start telling your contact teams to not say things about the aliens mothers...
I think my signature is appropriate here. Or at least the middle Zap Branigan quote.