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4X Pandora to begin beta testing

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Gondolin, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Gondolin Arcane

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    I got the Slitherine newsletter in my inbox and, for unknown reasons, I decided to actually look through it before hitting the delete button. Seems that Pandora: First Contact, which is described in the newsletter as following "in the footsteps of classics like Alpha Centauri and Galactic Civilizations", is now looking for beta testers. It also looks like a Civ mod. Oh, well.

    The Pandora website loads as slow as fuck. By "fuck" I mean the Slitherine website itself and all the crap it hosts. Hope the fucking screenshots load properly. Enjoy, so to speak.

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  2. Hellraiser Arcane

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    I am moderately curious about this. On one hand it mentions Alpha Centauri. On the other it mentions Galactic Civilizations...

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  3. Malakal Arcane

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    Looks like CiV. Cant say more about this. But I guess looking as Civ is kinda bad, I mean it wasnt a very good game. Also I'm tired of CiV clones which are even worse than CiV. Cant they bother to introduce some originality. Oh wait, they axed hexes. Yay.
     
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  4. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    Alpha Centauri was a Civ clone...
     
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  5. Raghar Arcane

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    What idiot would hotlink directly to screenshots when he can put them on tinypic, or imgur.
     
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  6. Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    He's referring to CiV, or civ 5 if you wish. For whatever reason, it's what all these shit developers try to copy. Why won't anyone try to make a CIV clone?
     
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  7. Gondolin Arcane

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    Fuck you, too. I'm too lazy for that. You're welcome to do the job yourself.
     
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  8. Raghar Arcane

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    Then don't complain about slow speed of that website, you are one of culprits.
     
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  9. Gondolin Arcane

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    I doubt their screenshots are so incredibly popular and hotlinked by so many idiots lazy people to justify the shitty loading speed.
     
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  10. Raghar Arcane

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    Do you think they didn't linked them on 4chan? That's one page load, one image download.
     
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  11. MetalCraze Arcane

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    PLEASE DON'T BE SHIT
     
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  12. Marsal Arcane

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    Well, it does have squares and looks like Civ 4, so it's a step in right direction? :troll:
     
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  13. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    at first i was intrigued but i've been stopped by the registering form =_= too much hassle.
     
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  14. racofer Thread Incliner

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    It looks a whole lot like CiV 4. :eek:
     
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  15. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Saw some before, looks like Civ4.

    Also, the correct tag would be 4X, not TBS. TBS is for games like AoW, HoMM, Eador: Genesis, etc.
     
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  16. KoolNoodles Arcane

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    Rant about Civ5&Civ4:
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    People need to shut the fuck up about Civ 5 being shit already. Have you played since G&K and all the updates? It's pretty good now, and some of the things(social policies, religion, combat sans some dumb AI choices, music) it does way better than Civ 4 ever did. Do you even remember the release of Civ 4? It was bugged as shit and couldn't even run on most ATI cards for months. The only reason people gave it a pass was because Civ3 was kind of shit(compared to 1&2). Civ 4 didn't become a great game until BTS and a fuckton of patches, and even then needed mods to help its terrible AI. Basically all combat revolved around an era rush with a SoD or two. And the much boo hooed aspect of religion was mainly a static diplomacy modifier which turned everything in the game into a holy war. I love Civ4, but jesus christ, it had its share of craptastic designs and problems.


    All that shit said, hope this game isn't garbage, I loved SMAC. Probably better off just playing that though, it ages pretty damn well.
     
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  17. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Nice rant. And yet Civ 5 is still as shitty as it was an hour ago.
     
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  18. Kalin Arcane Zionist Agent

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    It all went downhill after Alpha Centauri.
     
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  19. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    UI looks like shit.
     
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  20. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    QFT
     
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  21. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    UI looks like amateur work, but i´m moderately interested considering how few of these games see the light of day.
     
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  22. Corporate_Jew_Master Arcane

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    Eh, I enjoyed Galactic Civs, but this seems kinda bad truth be told. More like a Civ4-5 mod if anything else.

    Signed up for the beta, might as well try it some first.
     
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  23. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    Alpha Centauri is almost the lone spike in gaming since pong.
     
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  24. Marsal Arcane

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    Lurk moar, bro.
     
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