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So, what are the effects on gameplay of increased tech trading cost? Is mass early tech trading common? - we've been playing with friends for 2 games (all of us our first) and there are some complaints about people swapping techs early making the game too "homogenous". My concern is simply that if it is expensive to trade techs the only really viable strat would be industry+manufacturing+weapons rush. Simply dominating through sheer number of ships as quickly as possible.
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Chuck Kirk

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I must have missed something  because I never saw this before.

"This star has more than 100 times its Natural Resources in ships in orbit and has stopped production."

what the heck?
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You might want to look here:
http://forum.ironhelmet.com/t/new-rule-ship-limits-at-stars/4281

A production limit had been introduced but taken back already. But there seem to be some issues with it still being there...
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Austin Williams

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Will AI Players ever attack human players or capture neutral planets?
I'm the only human player in my first game, all the AI have shared and traded tech. I can eventually win as I have more planets, and have more opportunity to upgrade cheaper.
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It WILL happen. Just not anytime soon. There is a lot to do and Jay is very busy right now.
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Mark Ryan

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Hi guys. Just a quick question. We have a private turn based game going and one of the players has been completely inactive for the first few turns. As the admin is there a way for me to put him into AI admin?
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Jay Kyburz
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Folks that login using Google or Facebook to login will start seeing a big red request to add a password today.

Google is ending support for OpenID2 so we are ending support for social logins.

You will be able to login to your existing account once you reset your password. Too Easy!

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6135882
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I just find it much more convenient. Instead of rembering a new password, I can simple click a login button using my Google account. It also speeds up signing in with my mobile device as well.
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Jay Kyburz
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@WinWinIrwin needs some awesome screenshots of Triton for a piece on KillScreen. Got any good ones?
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Was it the slow gaming one?
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How do I link names/stars on a smartphone?
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Haha. Nice tip.
I believe the empires are in the order they are listed in the intel screen, starting at zero, going left to right.
Email to self is a good way to keep note. Best put the empire names in there.
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Jay Kyburz
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Added mirrored maps in preparation for the Dueling Tournament. Check out some screen shots. 
http://forum.ironhelmet.com/t/mirror-maps/4164
In preparation for LDG's Dulling Tournament I've added a new feature to the map generator that mirrors the galaxies stars around the center. This creates a symmetrical map with a random scattering. Check out some sample maps. Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.18.18 pm.png719x1088 569 KB Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.17.58 pm.png755x961 609 KB Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.17.34 pm.png860x930 533 KB I've also changes ho...
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Would you perhaps know an ETA to get it into Custom Games? :)
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Looking for a 8 player quad speed slow start game, please message or comment if you guys have a game up 
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YaSoFies UraSon

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64 player game with teams. each team would have up to 8 player. no way to quit the team. all player in the team share scanning.
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There was a Team Game Settings thread last time I was active. 8 person teams would take a lot of coordinating, but could be done. Rank and victory points would need tweaking. The team would have a single color, but different shapes. Do a quick search for that thread, there were a lot of good ideas for Jay in it. 
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Playing my first game through with mostly human players through the latter stages, feels good man.
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Phil Err

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1 Spot left, come join some fun turn based mayhem!

http://triton.ironhelmet.com/game/4762264970199040
Neptune's Pride, the multiplayer game of Strategy, Intrigue and Galactic Conquest.
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Mike Piska

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Hey all. I have a couple questions on turn based games.

I have a game with 8 hour turns. If I attack a planet 5 hours away and the defender brings in ships 6 hours away does a turn based game consider them to arrive at the same time or do two battles occur: one without the reinforcements and then the reinforcements against the remainder of the attacking fleet (which are now defenders)?

Secondly, if there are opposing fleets at two planets seven hours apart and they attack each other, do they battle en route and no one gets the defender bonus or do they just swap planets?

Thanks for the help!
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2.  Battles always occur at stars, not while between stars.  

1.A.  You will receive a battle report for the encounter at 5 ticks, which decides who becomes owner & defender.  Then this star will generate 1 ticks worth of Industry and Science, if any were already built.  

1.B.  Then you might receive a battle report for the encounter at 6 ticks if there is another conflict between ships not of the same empire.  
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Jay Kyburz
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An interesting story about Slow Gaming and Neptune's Pride. 

http://iq.intel.com/slow-gaming-cultural-antidote-angry-birds/?linkId=12588624
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That Intel iQ tech culture magazine blog site was down for a few days, but now it is back up !

Slow Gaming, the Cultural Antidote to Angry Birds

http://blogs.intel.com/iq/slow-gaming-cultural-antidote-angry-birds/
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Alex Lee

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I was playing a game and the last human player quit about two days ago. They were put on AI administration, and have about 20 science. Yesterday, they still had 3 weapons, and just about everything else was below my research level. Today, I log in and see that they have EVERYTHING at a significantly higher level than me. Overnight they went from Weapons 3 to 8.

Is it that the AI traded with another AI to get these?
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Yes. AI trade together. Players can trade with AI too. There is slight tisk involved. If you send tech then you either get better tech back immediately or nothing. It's a gamble.
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Jay Kyburz
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Rnd 2 Alpha Test for the new Blight of the Immortals starting next week. If you want to help design and play test our new wargame, email me.
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Haha, good point. Don't expect help files, tool tips, or things to work the way you expect.
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Aaron Springer

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is there a way to trade/ buy tech from AI players?
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Some players beef up the AIs near their enemies to provide a distraction and slow the enemy players' growth.
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Jay Kyburz
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One seat left in the Dueling Tournament!
http://forum.ironhelmet.com/t/duelling-tournament/4160/29
I can't see what you have set for warpgates and tech for some reason but as far as the layout is yes that's prefect.
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Jay Kyburz
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LDG is organising a 1v1 dueling tournament. Check it out on the forum.
http://forum.ironhelmet.com/t/duelling-tournament/4160
Hi everyone, prompted by the request for 1v1 games I saw on the forum I'd like to propose a Duel tournament. Last year I had a spurt of Duels and it was pretty fun, small galaxies, burn based with 6h jumps. So would there be any interest in a 1v1 tournament? Entries would be randomly paired and winner stays in to the next round till finally the 1v1 champion is crowned (or badged as it may be). All game settings would have to be the sa...
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Harry Seeber

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Hey +Jay Kyburz, playing another game after a break. Loving it as always. Any chance I can get a conqueror badge for the 64-man I won over the summer? My Space Ego yearns for it.
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Awesome, me just wants some nice individual "I´m back"- Badge ^^
Nah, just kidding ... Greetings earthlings! :-)
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