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  1. Avatar Morat20 says:

    I’m routinely losing in Stellaris, but I think I’m finally figuring it out.

    The last time, I only lost because I didn’t realize how flamingly stupidly the AI went about war. (Although given it crushed me, is it really stupid?). I foolishly created several fleets located at nodal points in my empire, so I could send a full third of my fleet to any attacked system swiftly.

    Which was useless when a massive fleet, comprising (as best I can tell) the entirety of another empire’s warships savaged a system. I could have dispatched it (or at least wounded it so badly they’d have backed off) had my entire fleet been concentrated. Instead, I suffered defeat as it ate a full third of my forces.

    I then ran into mistake number 2, which was not realizing their FTL drive was faster than mine. I sent half my remaining forces raiding their undefended territories. I did significant damage, until said massive fleet of death caught up, when I was unable to run.

    Still! I learned how to build defense stations and star fortresses, create sectors, and genetically alter my own population. Still less of a learning curve than EVE.Report

    • Avatar James K says:

      @morat20

      In Stellaris’s current state doomstacking (putting all your warships into a single fleet) is the optimum. Version 2.0 is going to implement a number of changes to fix this, but in the meanwhile you’re better off putting all your eggs in one basket.Report

  2. Avatar James K says:

    I decided to buy myself a Nintendo Switch for Christmas, so I’m playing Super Mario Odyssey. Its a lot of fun, its a solid implementation of 3D platforming.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    My computer croaked.. video card problem I believe which is reparable but the machine is also like 5 years old or more and I really need newer hardward in general. Difficulty is I LOATHE windows 10 with the fire of a thousand stars. I’m pondering if I could hire some nerd to build me a new computer and just plop the old gigantic hard drive from the former machine into it. Then I have windows 7, all my files and settings etc… right? Would that work? I feel like it should work.

    I know that in theory desktops are easy as pie to build but I have a very old school twitchyness towards the entrails of the sacred box around which so much of my discretionary and creative time is focused.

    And not having a working desktop is like having an arm missing.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain says:

      I’m pondering if I could hire some nerd to build me a new computer and just plop the old gigantic hard drive from the former machine into it. Then I have windows 7, all my files and settings etc… right? Would that work? I feel like it should work.

      I’m interested in the answer to that. Just idle curiosity, though, since I’ve gotten to where I don’t have a Windows box any more…

      I seem to recall that at one point MS had set things up so that when the OS was installed it took note of all the various serial numbers (processor’s serial number, Ethernet MAC address, etc) and if too many of them changed at once, the OS refused to run. I’ve read stories about people trying what you’re talking about and getting into various sorts of device driver hell. Hopefully we’re past all of the UEFI boot incompatibility issues…Report

      • Avatar Fish says:

        Yeah, it probably won’t work. Besides the licensing issues noted above, you’ll run into all sorts of architectural changes on the hardware level that your old OS won’t know how to deal with. Perhaps your nerd is a better nerd than I am and will be able to overcome them all, but your best bet might be to start from scratch, build a new PC from the ground up, and have your nerd migrate everything over. You should even be able to get your hands on a licensed copy of 7 if you’re that committed to avoiding 10.Report

  4. Avatar Fish says:

    Tharsis: JAY THERE’S AN “EASY” MODE NOWReport