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#21 silencer_pl

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

View PostThorondor, on 21 August 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

Most fit, we survive, and once with the enemy we are done, we grow, far to go and greater become.

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We are the Hive; we are One; we Overcome!

I want that stuff you drink.
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#22 Veki

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:59 AM

Last planet in our cluster is scouted and will be colonized.
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Lucky us! We have scouted independent Hiver colony and it automatically joined us. A very nice planet.
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Miracles do happen! We've finished DN ahead of schedule. Now we go for CR CnC research.
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Zuul colony. We'll just go to another planet, maybe they are not there.
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We finished strikeforce CnC and now we go for better weapons. Unfortunately, we only have Particle beam available for research. Let's try Plasma cannon, maybe we'll have more luck with that branch of research.
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As you can see, this cluster belongs to us now and we have colonies in neighboring clusters.
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We have incoming Zuul fleet. Also our research of Plasma cannons is complete and we'll research Anti-Matter next. We also have Fusion cannons available for research.
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Since Zuul is coming to the planet with Alien derelict and we are researching Anti-Matter, we've managed to disable it and get a very nice 25% bonus to research for 4 turns.
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This will be fun!
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Zuul CR before it exploded. In the back you can see Zuul DE. On the 2nd picture you can see DE Bore ship before it exploded as well.
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Flawless victory! You can see they have UV lasers and AP rounds. Still quite weak.
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And these guys again. :(
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2 Queens incoming. That means more money for us. :)
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Hmmm?
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:26 AM

One question, why are you trying to research energy weapons when it is known that Hivers are all ballistics ?
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:52 AM

Breaking the bonds of optimal can be called creativity, or an experiment. :)

GO VEKI!

Silencer is naturally correct on Hiver lore - which is integrated into game's research tree's expected availability of a technology.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:06 AM

I think going for ballistic weapons would be a bit boring. ;) So I'll try to win this with energy weapons. Maybe I'll get lucky and have a really good energy weapon.
+ I'm not really fond of ballistic weapons (except Impactors).

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:04 AM

Stupid fish. Posted Image
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But here is some good news! Anti-Matter is ours. Now we need fish language ASAP.
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Surely we can be friends?
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Fish-bird alliance. Not good. Also, fish have Anti-Matter.
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Just clearing swarm from a planet in our cluster. And it's a nice planet. Posted Image
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Much needed research.
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And first result from said research.
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More research.
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Another queen.
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And more research.
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Well, this is a very nice planet. Look at all the infrastructure. Also note a yellow fleet in the middle of the screen.
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And even more research.
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Ugh, 2nd Zuul. This does not look good.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:11 AM

Mmmm... far casters - now you will not only buzz around :)
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:42 AM

Absolutely, farcasters all the way. Good call with the diplomacy, too (obvious bias towards Liir, sorry)! Now your gates will stay in place. Maybe. ;)

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

And I found the quote from the kerberos forums :P

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NOBODY expects the Hiver Inquisition! Our chief weapon is far casting... far casting and neutronium rounds... neutronium rounds and far casting.... Our two weapons are neutronium rounds and far casting...and thick armour.... Our *three* weapons are neutronium rounds, far casting, and thick armour...and an almost impenetrable gate system... Our *four*...no... *Amongst* our weapons.... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as neutronium rounds, far casting.... I'll come in again.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:53 AM

Let's see how good these Zuul are. They have HCL.
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But they are no match for us (for now).
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They invite us to form NAP, but choose to engage in combat nonetheless.
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Useless birds. So many ships and look at that pathetic damage to queen. Of course if I were instead of queen I'd get 10x damage. Posted Image
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We have colonized 2 planets.
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And what do we have here? Alien fleet detected?
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Swarm again. Posted Image
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Ranking doesn't look good. But BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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DN already!?
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But it's no problem for us.
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Still quite weak in firepower and armor.
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We need more firepower.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

We're last at income? Our hive needs more traders, colonies, MONEY! The rest will follow on its own. ;)

I wouldn't be too disappointed by the coming of mere Swarm. Anything else can really mess up a game...

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:35 AM

We have ~25 colonies and I'm building freighters as much as I can. I try to have 1 mil in treasury as that gives us +1 morale thus negating -1 morale from population limit.


One DN is no problem for us.
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Say hello to my little friend!
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You may notice that our DN did 0 damage. That's because I forgot to take SS during combat (only 1 at start) so I replayed this battle. In the 2nd and 3rd and 4th replay DN just wouldn't spawn. Don't know why it spawned on 1st try.
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Well, looks like we'll have to behave and be good for now.
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6 ships? Well, that shouldn't be a problem for us. We have a DN. Posted Image
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Peacekeeper to the rescue!
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And more firepower!
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We ask our feathered friend for some research help.
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Armada CnC? That's not good.
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Next turn we ask for more research help.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:29 AM

They have size but their firepower so puny and no armour. I wish yet to see a very powerful Zuul AI.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:14 AM

57 ships!?
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And we manage to get more research help. Posted Image
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I underestimated this battle and lost 3 CR and DN was seriously damaged. One CR had Node cannon. Posted Image
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Another queen. We got good money.
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Lucky for us, it's just a lot of DE. Posted Image
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Zuul CR managed to get to my ships before Peacekeeper destroyed them.
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Peacekeepr for the win!
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This Zuul ha more advanced weapons than purple Zuul.
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And we have Cutting beams! Posted Image Next, Armada CnC.
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3rd Zuul. Looks like they're all around us. Posted Image
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DN + blazer. Not good.
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Heavy stormers, Fusion cannon and Fusion torpedo. Definitely not good.
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More research. We have met Tarka, but I didn't see any ships nor colonies.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:14 AM

Oh man, Am I the only fortunate to have fish all around me all the time?
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

Depends on your definition of "fortunate". :P :D

But really, Zuul are very weak. They are 8th, 7th and 6th in rankings while I'm 5th. I'll try to use that to my advantage and try to eliminate at least 1 Zuul, most likely purple Zuul. I just hope it doesn't surrender to other Zuul as that would really complicate things and make my expansion really hard.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:04 AM

I meant fortunate as in the bad way.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:26 AM

Let's be friends, shall we?
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Managed to get more research help from birds and fish. Posted Image
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We colonized a very nice planet (HZ of 15) and we have 2 fleets incoming.
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2 battles and 2 victories.
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More research.
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Peacekeeper has left the galaxy!
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Some cleanup battles. Notice that VN has been destroyed on Morrigi planet. I'm parking a gate and a colonizer there in wait of Berserker. Posted Image
Also note another VN has been destroyed on uninhabited planet. A turn later I colonized it. I wonder if VN Berserker will visit it. Posted Image
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We really want to make love with space sirens.
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More cleanup battles. I do have somewhat of a problem with Node cannon. It kills my CR in 1 shot and AI waits for me to come to him so he can shoot me. I'm using my DN to draw its fire while my CR flank it.
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A small ship that will help us a great deal.
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Guess what I'm sending to Zuul worlds. Posted Image
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2 small battles.
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And 4 reconnaissance missions.
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I doubt yellow Zuul is sending 26 DE.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

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Deploy the scouting drones! :D

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

Where did you find that ancient thing? We have far more sophisticated scouts these days, like the one pictured below. Posted Image

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