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C# Aurora / Re: C# Aurora Changes Discussion
« Last post by sloanjh on Today at 08:23:34 AM »
I think people is overthinking the RV thing, it's still UK, there are 130 rainy day a year and they most happen to be weekends
Especially bank holiday weekends!  ;D
And particularly in Scotland

No. Really?  /sarcasm.

My dad used to say of Scotland "sometimes there are WHOLE DAYS where it doesn't rain!"

Mind you I think we could have done with a little of that in Canberra over the holiday period.  OTOH, yesterday was a different matter.

Slainthe

Mike

I spent the Summer in Glasgow one year (1994?) and it hardly rained the whole time - I thought the weather was lovely!  I'm convinced that these stories of rainy Scotland are a disinformation campaign on the part of the locals with the goal of keeping European hordes from over-populating their fair country :)

John
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Off Topic / Re: celebrating 10 years on the forum!
« Last post by ZimRathbone on Today at 12:33:23 AM »
1-How long have you been on the forum from?
2-Where are you from?
3-How did you know about Aurora?
4-How long did your epic save last for?
5-What do you play if you don't play Aurora?
6-What do you NOT play if you don't play Aurora?
7-What is that you are looking for in this 2020?

1.  About 10 hours after Steve (or 3 years after Erik)...Sept 2006
2.  Originally Renfrew, Scotland now Canberra, Australia.
3.  Starfire (was part of 3DG along with Steve and several others on this forum).
4.  18 months realtime  (about 120 years gametime)  back at v5.2 IIRC
5.  SFB (yes with counters), FRP, HoI, CIV, Rule the Waves, the fool.
6.  any musical instrument more complex than a Kazoo.
7.  Going back to Scotland for the Turners Syndrome World Conference in July
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C# Aurora / Re: C# Aurora Changes Discussion
« Last post by ZimRathbone on Yesterday at 11:42:12 PM »
I think people is overthinking the RV thing, it's still UK, there are 130 rainy day a year and they most happen to be weekends
Especially bank holiday weekends!  ;D
And particularly in Scotland

No. Really?  /sarcasm.

My dad used to say of Scotland "sometimes there are WHOLE DAYS where it doesn't rain!"

Mind you I think we could have done with a little of that in Canberra over the holiday period.  OTOH, yesterday was a different matter.

Slainthe

Mike
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C# Aurora / Re: Modification to Sector Commands?
« Last post by alex_brunius on Yesterday at 05:14:08 PM »
Just a thought.

Shall the Sector Command require population to work?

Basically is a bit unrealistic that 8 Sector Commands could handle all the system within 4 jumps just with one Admin. I mean the amount of paperwork to handle should be insane.

I disagree that it's "a bit unrealistic" or an issue.

According to the change log for 7.0 the average number of jump points in a system seem to be about 2.7

With one of the JP leading back where you came from this means each system will on average contain jump points leading to 1.7 "new" systems.

So the amount of systems we need to administer increase by x 1.7 while the amount of sector commands we need to build increase by x 2.0 for each jump outward in all directions we make.

This is without taking into account that remote systems probably have less population or forces to administer, that you probably don't have meaningful activities in all systems as well as the fact that administrative centrals are more likely to be located in systems with more jump points.

It's overall IMHO a pretty good approximation, and if it could be improved in any way it would be taking into account the travel time and make it so Sector Commands scales with engine technology or distance in some manner. If it takes several years to travel from the sector command to the outlying regions I can agree with you that it's not especially realistic to allow effective administration ( although this is a quite extreme example ).
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Off Topic / Re: celebrating 10 years on the forum!
« Last post by froggiest1982 on Yesterday at 04:29:12 PM »
Hi,


4-No idea, IRL time or in-game time ?


IRL


1-How long have you been on the forum from?
2-Where are you from?
3-How did you know about Aurora?
4-How long did your epic save last for?
5-What do you play if you don't play Aurora?
6-What do you NOT play if you don't play Aurora?
7-What is that you are looking for in this 2020?



7 -  (should it not be called 8.0 instead?)

NEAT!
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Off Topic / Re: celebrating 10 years on the forum!
« Last post by ExChairman on Yesterday at 03:08:47 PM »

1- From, September 14, 2010
2- Sweden, Stenkullen (Stonehill)
3- Used Starfire asisstant
4- Hmm, still going on, 89+ years and heating up.
5- Lotro, War in the East, Warhammer and many more ?
6- ....
7- Aurora C# and having my sons move out... Or maybe not, they are nice to have around, but not when they take my beer... >:(
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Aurora Chat / Re: What's going on in your empire/planet/battlefield?
« Last post by ExChairman on Yesterday at 02:58:34 PM »
Contact!

Swedish forces have found the 3rd race in known space with space capabilities.

In the star system 41 Area we have found an insect-like breed. We receive lots of signals from their "radio waves", it has about 80% higher EM radiation than the earth with its 6 billion souls. A possible hostile race lives on the other planet's moon, beautiful they are not.

In a giant station orbiting the planet, there seems to be an endless amount of shipyards that we estimate can build 10% less tonnage than the total Swedish Empire's yards. But we do not yet know what their distribution is on merchant ships vs warships.

The 7 Swedish cruisers with HMS Tor at the head are slowly moving towards the planet.

Vice-Admiral Maria Hernander quickly makes the decision to retreat and not challenge fate, we have seen maybe 30 ships in frigate / chase size and 25's ships up to battle cruisers move quickly out of the planet's vicinity. They seem to be led by a ship of 47 000 tonnes, we suspect it is some type of aircraft carrier, if we go after our own Gotland's ship it can have anything from 40-100 warships depending on the size of these. We seem to have about 25% higher speed than their fastest ships.

Admiral Hernander knows that the 2nd Fleet's 4 aircraft carrier has been upgraded to the latest Gotland class and should be in refitted within 4 months, to which are added 15 light cruisers and 40 destroyers that can be assigned to a possible attack.

Then the 1st fleet is left as a home defense with the two battleships HMS Sweden and HMS Finland together with 2 older Gotland ships which are being rebuilt, together with around a hundred missile boats for protection.

What the Swedish kingdom lacks most is ground troops, only 7 armored divisions exist, totally insufficient for a possible invasion.

But at least we try to talk to them, the Foreign Ministry sends a group under Foreign Minister Amanda Danielsson.
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C# Aurora / Re: C# Aurora Changes Discussion
« Last post by Shinanygnz on Yesterday at 02:49:35 PM »
I think people is overthinking the RV thing, it's still UK, there are 130 rainy day a year and they most happen to be weekends
Especially bank holiday weekends!  ;D
And particularly in Scotland
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C# Aurora / Re: Modification to Sector Commands?
« Last post by Steve Walmsley on Yesterday at 02:01:13 PM »
If Steve thinks it should have a population requirement, then 50k is not enough at all. It should be 1 million per each level so that it's an actual investment.

This is the key point. The number of sector command installations will be very small compared to other installation types, so unless the population requirement is substantial there is no game play decision involved. There are already significant additional demands on population in C# Aurora (Shipyard changes, plus the need for more financial centres and maintenance facilities), so I don't want to add any more until there has been a lot more play testing.

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Off Topic / Re: celebrating 10 years on the forum!
« Last post by Garfunkel on Yesterday at 01:54:32 PM »
1-How long have you been on the forum from?
2-Where are you from?
3-How did you know about Aurora?
4-How long did your epic save last for?
5-What do you play if you don't play Aurora?
6-What do you NOT play if you don't play Aurora?
7-What is that you are looking for in this 2020?

1. "Date Registered:July 30, 2011" whoa - next year I'll be celebrating my decade with Aurora!
2. Finland.
3. I'm pretty sure that somebody mentioned Aurora off-handedly on RPGCodex.net during a discussion about in-depth space strategy games.
4. My longest game in years was like 80+ but that was mostly a turtle game that happened in Sol for the majority of it and died shamefully through a DB issue. Most of my games are shorter as I try different concepts out.
5. Strategy games and RPGs mostly, combined with occasional action games.
6. Pretty sure I've tried all genres in existence, even visual novels.
7. C# Aurora of course!
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