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Gaming The Price of Neptune’s Pride

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Aug 2010.

  1. TSR2

    TSR2 New Member

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    The idea of spending a month agonising over a game sounds crazy but at the same time scarily appealing...
    I wonder how I can manage to block the site from myself, otherwise I know what I'll be doing for the next month.
     
  2. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I was powerless to resist.
    Signed in and joined a game ... see you in about a month.
     
  3. Skiddywinks

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    Frankly, it sounds really interesting. Long, drawn out games are usually the most rewarding.

    I just really don't have the flexibility to play it. I'm working a lot, and I hate the idea that someone can win based mostly on the fact they can sit at the computer all day.
     
  4. John_T

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    Yeah, what he said - I thoroughly enjoyed that & am going to take a look later.

    Trouble is, I'm not too sure I want to play a game like that with my friends - I'm not so sure I'm comfortable with them finding out what a cold, calculating, duplicitous b**tard I can actually be... :)
     
  5. DBA

    DBA I do my modding with a spoon

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    Very good wright up.

    The game reminds me a great deal of Risk, although that game usually only takes a few hours.
    I sometimes play it with my mates, and we always start lying and plotting against each other.

    Might try and suggest them to try this game.
     
  6. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    hehe yeah journeyer sc2 is taking up too much time as it is
     
  7. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Excellently written article, very enjoyable - the game doesn't sound like my cup of tea though, I have a very short attention span :eek:
     
  8. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    Reminds me of Star-Fury... Browser and tick based, but rounds usually lasted a month - 6 weeks. Mucho funtimes were had, so I think I'll give this a try :D
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    working alot doesnt have anything to do with it. u can spend 15 minutes per day and can still win. u can still do whatever u want 99% of the day, and still "be in the competition" due to the relatively-speaking slow pace. which is the biggest hook for me.

    unless, of course, ur a n00b like me who just cant close my browser under the constant pressure of learning something new..... then it feels excruciatingly slow and at the same time killed my productivity.
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Ha! That's exactly how I sold it to everyone in the office. "Only 5 minutes a day for this really interesting experience."

    Lately? Neptune's Pride > Actual Work.
     
  11. Kenny_McCormick

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    I'm trying it. It's true what Joe says, just a few minutes per day.
     
  12. Xir

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    Just a few minutes per day...at 2 in the morning, 5 in the morning, after breakfast, lunch and coffeebreak and of course once or twice during the evening...
    Reminids me of Galaxywars, only that THAT never stops.
    Cost me about a year, you know you're an addict when you start getting up at stupid times "just to check the fleet"
     
  13. PingCrosby

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    Brilliant, should keep me going till Fallout New Vegas comes out.
     
  14. Mitcian

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    Hmmm....
    Dark Galaxy Anyone?
    Very similar memories to what this game seems like. I think I will avoid like the plague, I have been there and don't wish to venture down that road again.
     
  15. Journeyer

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    OK, so it's only been 24 hours, and already this game is threatening to ruin my life.
    I sent out a few fleets last night to capture a couple more star systems, set the research parameters and then left it until today. As I got in to the office I logged on to check my progress, and happily I saw that all three fleets had captured their respective targets. So Now the second wave of expansion is underway, and as I await being paid again (in 6 hours) I tinker with the ship's names and such.

    I now have six fleets with the following names:

    1 - Unfortunate Conflict of Interest
    2 - Prosthetic Conscience
    3 - Tranquil Hegemony
    4 - Youthful Indiscretion
    5 - Unforeseen Consequence
    6 - So Much For Subtlety

    When I had set everything in motion that I needed to set in motion I tried closing the window, but unfortunately I find myself opening it back up after only five, maybe ten, minutes just to check on the progress or if any of the other guys around me have something breaching my scan range.

    My productivity is bound to take a hit...


    Any bit-techers got a game starting that are looking for one more player? :D
     
  16. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    I'm in a game with Red Beaver, and we're teaming up Bit-Tech stylee to take Red from the front AND the back! You know you love it! :p
     
  17. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I love it to bits unfortunately. Here I sit, staring intently at the starmap willing the fleets to move faster, and having trouble containing my excitement at getting paid in just few hours so that I may order up some reinforcements.
     
  18. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Little tip: Go for Speed upgrade first, then Scan, then back to Speed, then Scan, then go for what you like. Most people go for weapons first, but you don't use it for the first like, 3-4 days at least.
     
  19. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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    i recommend checking out starfleet commander as well, it's an excellent piece of online strategic gaming :)
     
  20. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

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    That's what I figured as well, so that is actually the route I decided upon. :D

    Hm, Yellow is uncomfortably close to what will become my latest outpost. I will need to reinforce it quickly.
     
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