Game Settings Screen in 3.2.7

Which race do you like most? What do you like - what you don't like? Discuss it here.
posted on June 5th, 2018, 5:06 pm
i have never played with these settings, but I want to make the game harder for me than it is when playing against the AI. Sure it might seem obvious, but to this guy with two Masters of Science degrees, they are elements of uncertainty.

Ship Build Time: Is that player or AI? Does sliding to the left make their build times faster? Does sliding to the right make it slow as molasses?

AI Build Ship Time Handicap: Does that mean the AI builds slower, or are they denied certain things? Does Hard mean for the AI or player? How is this different than Ship Build Time?

AI Build Cost Handicap: Not sure what this means at all.

Global Build Cost: Assume it applies to all players including AI, so why a separate line for AI Build Cost?

I looked over Hitchhiker but it only showed the screen and not what these options actually do. I searched this forum, but after 108 results I gave up after the 76th result.

Any help or resource is appreciated. Sometimes you do not see the obvious when it is right in front of you.
posted on June 6th, 2018, 2:42 am
Hello torvan, welcome to the forums!

Generally speaking, Easy/Hard is from your perspective - Hard would be (the) AI(s) has it super-easy and you could be in for it, etc.

Ship Build Time is a global setting that affects both the player and (the) AI(s). Sliding to the left makes ships build faster, to the right slower.

AI Build Ship Time Handicap is like the Ship Build Time slider, but instead of affecting everyone, it just affects (the) AI(s).

Global Build Cost: Affects everyone

AI Build Cost Handicap: just affects (the) AI(s) (if at all? Perhaps this was useful once upon a time, or in the base game - I've seen the AI create fleets larger than should be economically possible).

Do keep in mind that a good deal of time and effort has been put in with the aim of balancing the game at the default settings - such balancing mechanics do not necessarily hold up well to tweaking these options.
posted on June 6th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Thank you!
posted on June 8th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Hello Torvan,

if you are looking for a challenge, just join the comunity and start playing people not ai. There is an ultimate challenge.


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