Why I dislike Planetary Annihilation

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by hallis68, May 1, 2014.

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  1. superouman

    superouman Post Master General

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    Because big companies try to reinvent the wheel? I wonder why the words "independant developer" and "start-up" (to a lesser extend for gaming) exist.
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  2. hallis68

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    They're not exactly going for a game that matches their own size tho. If the game we were talking about was a low budget indie game I'd agree with you, but when they're going for a big strategy game which requires so much balancing, refining and tweaking..
  3. kalherine

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    Thats right Bhaal ,Exactly.
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    You Really did not understand anything that Bhaal tried to explain isnt it?
    You will not start building oval wheels ,when you know that only the usual round wheels have the right progress of the desired vehicle.

    You can do it, but when everyone knows that the traditional single mode have the desired results, no one will adopt this new idea!
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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    I'm really not a fan of the "reinventing the wheel" adage.
  6. superouman

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    I fully understand the difference between incremental improvement and exponential change.
    It may be not very fitting to mean it in gaming but right now, Uber's mindset is in doing some kind of exponential change.
  7. igncom1

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    Hell yeah, Uber might be doing some weird balance stuff right now, but this is what we have all been calling and waiting for.


    This literally is the most exciting part of the games development for us guys!
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  8. phantomtom

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    Comeon the chat thing is like 1 week work... ho cares. really? i like it, im never online in steam anyway. not like im gona use the chat thing in PA aswell. all i wanna do is destroy people playing pa! atlest thats something i get:cool:
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    Is there alot of players online in Sup com FA? Ive seen that they have it up for sale in steam now. Whats more popular Sup com 2 or Sup com FA???
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  10. tatsujb

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    Supcom FA is much more popular, and yes, more than PA. Fridays on european afternoons we hit +900 people online at once.

    ....on FAF.

    so get the game on steam now, and download faf.

    I you try to play it on steam you won't find many people.


    (and you won't have ratings so you'll be beaten into the ground. And even if you just want to start out VS ai FAF is better because you have sorian AI, better explosions pack, water and metal reflections and all the lobby enhancements by default.)
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  11. mrphalanx

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    But FAF is for multiplayer , isn't it? And its a shame FAF doesn't fix the infamous memory overrun bug, that one crashes the game, when the memory usage hits a certain amount (in my case 2,4 GB)
  12. kalherine

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    How can you say that!
    Any real gamer nows that the global chat its one off the most important things in the game for so many reasons!
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  13. kalherine

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    Ty and wellcome my friend :) By the way Ask Ze Pilot about the amount players but we every day ,are + 1000 active and fantastic people...
    And there are many mods you can try that you will stay in love Forever...
  14. tatsujb

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    uhm, that's your system, contrary to what you think that bug isn't infamous and it must fix it because I've never heard of it.

    plus FaF is great for single player for multiple reasons:
    • Works with ANY version of FA
    • replays ANY replay version
    • Sorian AI preinstalled, preconfigured
    • better explosions pack ...same
    • water and metal reflection shaders ...same
    • autogive ...same
    • hotbuild ....same
    • SACU auto upgrade manager ...same
    • GAZ_ui ...same
    • Engy mod ...same <-you really want to be playing with this, even vs AI.
    • 12Player support
    • 3 player multiplayer campaign for both sup com and cup com FA supported
    • helps with a lot of connectivity issues
    • one of the ranked mods is auto adjust netlag
    • Galactic War (this is where it was born)
    • great community that will teach you
    • replay tutrorials
    • extensive map and replay vault
    • livestreams
    • videos
    • and any mod you want to try out is a simple one-click play instead of the usual 'go into files and plunder here and there and drop this, copy this replace that' all you have to do is click on a host and if it has a mod or a map you don't have it'll download it for you.
    plus other UI mods which you may find you fancy. like one click wonder, Mass fab manager, sequential mass upgrader v.2

    that said FA is a very ressource greedy game, in terms of CPU it requires more than PA currently does. so it's no surprise you have issues.

    you may want to go for an OS reinstall.

    hope you find your lot :)
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  15. igncom1

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    The map vault has no sorting system for AI markers.
  16. philoscience

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    can we please let this thread die
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  17. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    awwwwww is sumouuune gwwwumpyyy?

    tickle tickle tickle tickle :D
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  18. tatsujb

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    does stem have a map vault? does steam have any extra maps?
  19. FSN1977

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    This hate train is derailed, why not recruite People to the FAF, in the off topic forum. :):p
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  20. igncom1

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    FAF map vault has to tab for AI markers, and the selection is generally unmoderated and contains many extras.
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