Game 005 Comment Thread

Discussion in 'Wing Commander TacOps' started by Ironduke, May 4, 2010.

  1. Ironduke

    Ironduke Spaceman

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    Um, yes, barrel roll affects turn 10. Sorry if this was unclear... It's a maneuver like an Immelman turn and is treated as such - with the only exception that a barrel roll allows you to execute your regular movement at the same time.
     
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    You mean, like this? (It's in German, but I guess you'll figure out what to do - just hit the play button. And "Verfehlt" means of course "Missed.")

    Yes, I've done it before, and the late versions of these replays actually looked more refined (complete with engine flare, better explosions and even professional sound effects) than the one you see here. The only problem was: It took a whole lot of my time to do this, because I'm not good enough in coding to generate such a replay automatically. I had to create all those animations by hand... :(
    (And as you can see when looking at those ship bitmaps, I also suck at graphics. :p)

    To cut it short: I totally agree with you, Quarto. It isn't even that difficult to code, but still too difficult for me. I tried to learn Java to get things done myself, but I just don't have enough free time to do it. :(
     
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    Personally, I really liked the look/feel of Game 4/Scenario 2. it had clear cut phases, resolutions of the turn at the start with orders, and on mouse-over, even listed the last order given!
     
  4. Ironduke

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    Agreed, I like the clear cut phases better as well. However, I always thought they're slowing the whole process down - sending orders does take time, and it's dull to for a player who can't do anything in a turn to wait for all other players sending in their combat and end phase orders. Even now, with the "all-in-one" concept, some turns take 2-3 days until everyone sends their orders in.
    It makes sense for the tabletop version, though, and definitely for a computer-hosted game as well.

    One word about that replay from my former "Fleet Commander" game: The game turns themselves looked a lot like WCTO Scenario 2, but even more detailed - each and every player got their own turn sent to them, since I had different radar ranges (to scan enemy ships), there were in-game radio messages, and I've written a JavaScript function to compute all the "Target Rolls" (they were just attack rolls back then) for every ship based on speed, distance, ECM and what not. It was a fun game, but it got too complex in the end - it took me two hours to compile a new game turn, complete with the added replay for everyone.
    Eventually I had to give up on it - which is a shame, since I still have all the original material I've written for that game and universe, including star charts, planetary history, lots and lots of detailed ship components... :(

    Um, I think we digress. :p
     
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    So who is the holdup on the next turn? Is it me? Did I forget to send in my orders? If so, whenever that happens, post here; I always think I submit them on time, but sometimes I imagine doing it!
     
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    No, it's QuailPilot - who should be in the middle of his finals now. I've already sent him an email yesterday (or was it on Saturday?), but haven't heard back from him yet.
     
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    Sorry for the delay guys.
     
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    No prob, finals are no joke.
     
  9. Ironduke

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    Turn 10 is online. (Direct link)
    - Panda fires aft turret at Humungus (TR 6+), hitting 2 out of 4 times for 10 points of damage
    - Avacar accelerates to 4
    - Avacar fails to perform an Immelman turn (TR 6+), moves at speed 4 and turns 3 right instead
    - Humungus decelerates to 1, turns 1 right
    - Iceblade decelerates to 2, turns 3 right
    - Panda decelerates to 2, turns 1 right
    - QuailPilot decelerates to 3, turns 1 right
    - Avacar's shields recharge 4 points
    - Humungus' shields recharge 4 points
    - Iceblade's shields recharge 4 points
    - Panda's shields recharge 5 points
    - QuailPilot's shields recharge 4 points
     
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    Uh oh... QuailPilot turned 1 right, which I somehow managed to forget in turn 10. It's right there in his orders and my turn summary, but the final position of his Sabre wasn't correct. It is now, though, so check again and hit F5 to refresh if necessary. (This is mainly interesting for Iceblade, I guess...)
     
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    Turn 11 is online. (Direct link)
    - Humungus opportunity fires 1 particle cannon at Panda (TR 4+), hitting 1 out of 1 times for 5 points of damage
    - Humungus opportunity fires 4 laser cannons at Panda (TR 4+), hitting 4 out of 4 times for 8 points of damage
    - Avacar maintains speed 4, banks 1 left
    - Avacar fails to perform a barrel roll (TR 4+)
    - Humungus accelerates to 2, turns 1 right
    - Iceblade accelerates to 5
    - Panda maintains speed 2, turns 1 right
    - QuailPilot decelerates to 2, turns 2 right
    - Avacar's shields recharge 4 points
    - Humungus' shields recharge 4 points
    - Iceblade's shields recharge 4 points
    - Panda's shields recharge 5 points
    - QuailPilot's shields recharge 4 points
     
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    Not to be picky, but if no one fired at me, and I regened 4 points, why did I lose 4 points of shields?
     
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    Your shield generator has gone haywire and you got negative regen :-P
     
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    Actually, I have forseen your nitpicking and decided to punish you for it. Seems like it was well deserved... :p

    (Fixed.)
     
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    Great, now add another four and you'll be juuust right. :-P (8 is the last turn's amount)
     
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    It's not a bug, it's a feature! (Memo to self: Substract 4 from Humungus' shields next turn as well. :p)

    Seriously, though, thanks for pointing out these things!
     
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    Turn 12 is online. (Direct link)
    - Humungus opportunity fires 1 particle cannon at Panda (TR 4+), hitting 1 out of 1 times for 5 points of damage
    - Humungus opportunity fires 4 laser cannons at Panda (TR 4+), hitting 1 out of 4 times for 2 points of damage
    - Panda fires starboard turret at Humungus (TR 6+), hitting 1 out of 4 times for 5 points of damage
    - Humungus accelerates to 3, turns 1 right
    - Humungus successfully performs a barrel roll (TR 3+)
    - Iceblade decelerates to 4, turns 1 right
    - Panda maintains speed 2, turns 1 right
    - QuailPilot accelerates to 3, turns 1 right
    - Avacar's shields recharge 4 points
    - Humungus' shields recharge 4 points
    - Iceblade's shields recharge 3 points to full
    - Panda's shields recharge 5 points
    - QuailPilot's shields recharge 4 points
     
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    Turn 13 is online. (Direct link)
    - Avacar performs an Immelman turn (TR 6+)
    - Humungus decelerates to 2, turns 1 right
    - Iceblade engages afterburners, turns 1 right
    - Panda maintains speed and course
    - QuailPilot engages afterburners, turns 2 right
    - Humungus tails Panda, reveal speed and direction
    - Avacar's shields recharge 4 points to full
    - Humungus' shields recharge 3 points to full
    - Panda's shields recharge 5 points
    - QuailPilot's shields recharge 1 point to full
    - Iceblade has left the game

    Note that Avacar is away right now. I'll wait until you all turned in your orders for turn 14 - if he's not back until then, he ordered me to afterburn his fighter off the map in order to not stall the game.

    I'll be away until Monday as well - business trip to Shakespeare's birthplace in the UK. ;)
     
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    Hi Everyone, I'm back.... and shocked I never got flown off the map!

    Well, I guess I'll send in some orders and jump back into the game, since you guys only pulled off 1 turn in 3 weeks.

    I never had a chance to write a message here, but I was in fact gone on my honeymoon as I got married. I had hoped I would die/win game 5 before that occured when we started it back in April/May, but it has stretched on longer than expected.

    Anyway, I don't know what the status on the rest of you guys is, but I'm willing and ready to finish this.
     
  20. Ironduke

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    Turn 14 is online. (Direct link)
    - Panda fires port turret at Humungus (TR 6+), hitting 2 out of 4 times for 10 points of damage
    - Panda fires aft turret at Humungus (TR 6+), hitting 1 out of 4 times for 5 points of damage
    - Avacar fails to perform a barrel roll (TR 4+)
    - Avacar maintains speed 4, banks 1 right
    - Humungus decelerates to 1
    - Panda maintains speed 2, banks 1 left
    - QuailPilot decelerates to 2, turns 2 left
    - Humungus tails Panda, reveal speed and direction
    - Humungus' shields recharge 4 points
    - Panda's shields recharge 5 points

    Will Avacar ever manage to pull of a simple barrel roll...? :p

    Edit: Of course, Humungus is tailing Panda again! Forgot to put it in there...
     

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