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Vishniac

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Lal will have Orbital Spaceflight in 6 turns. This brings planet busters and new kind of danger to our faction. I would try to get this technology asap and build few missiles.

 

Good thing is, there will be satellites to build.

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We are typically in the place of the tech tree where the sword is way stronger than the shield. But when Lal will have missiles, our cities will have grown and will be able to build new crawlers and new garrisons in less time than it would take Lal to build missiles.

Building missiles ourselves wouldn't deter agression but would spawn pacifism drones, except in Morgan Shipbuilding.

I'll try to get Orbital Spaceflight as next step. In the meantime, we enhance our west coast defence and boost our research/economy. That should be enough to protect our assets in the short-term (need to upgrade our plasma garrisons to AAA). :cool:

 

2195-pre-end

 

- Economy: 45 (+197)

 

Rushes executed:

- Rec Commons in Morgan Hydroponics for 52EC

- Children Creche in Morgan Industries for 26EC

- Children Creche in Morgan Metallurgy for 4EC

- Children Creche in Morgan Solarfex for 50EC

- Children Creche in Morgan Shipbuilding for 8EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Biochemical for 110EC

 

2196-start

 

- the Gaians have lost Dreams of Green to the Peacekeepers

- the Hive has founded a new seabase between us and the Gaians

- we have built the Ascetic Virtues

- I would build an F8 in Morgan Shipbuilding before returning to infrsatructure. if you think something else would suit better, just tell (cruiser probe?)

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2196-pre-end

 

- Scout 2 protects former

- E-rover worm-hunting

- 6-rover garrisons Morgan Trade Center

- Bodi-chopper garrisons Morgan Gravitonics

- Mining Laser garrisons Morgan Hydroponics

- Probe Foil moving to suck Gaian ECs

- F8 protects our probe foil

- F8 heals

 

- Research: Applied Relativity (7/8)

- Economy: 322 (+199)

- Energy allocation: 40/20/40

 

Bases:

- Morgan Shipbuilding: 2-21-15 / F8 (2; 0 to ten) (8 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan Construction: 3-20-20 / Hybrid Forest (7; 0 to ten) (1 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan Industries: 1-21-50 / Fusion Supply (1; 0 to ten) (13 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan gravitonics: 3-14-17 / Perimeter Defense (2; 0 to ten) (5 to pop 4)

 

- Morgan Mines: 1-18-30 / Hybrid Forest (9; 0 to ten) (25 to pop 5)

- Morgan Metallurgy: 3-13-29 / Aerospace Complex (5; 0 to ten) (5 to pop 5)

- Morgan Biochemical: 6-19-41 / F8 (2; 0 to ten) (3 to pop 5)

- Morgan Pharmaceuticals: 3-12-12 / Fungi-former (1; 0 to ten) (5 to pop 3)

- Morgan Trade center: 1-3-8 / Rec Tanks (9; 1 to ten) (14 to pop 2)

 

- Morgan Transport: 5-22-24 / Aerospace Complex (2; 0 to ten) (3 to pop 5)

- Morgan Solarfex: 4-20-25 / Fusion Supply (1; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 5)

- Morgan Metagenics: 8-8-13 / Research Hospital (13; 1 to ten) (2 to pop 5)

 

- Morgan Interstellar: 4-14-20 / Aerospace complex (4; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 5)

- Morgan Energy Monopoly: 1-16-14 / F8 (2; 1 to ten) (1 to pop 5)

- Morgan Bank: 3-10-15 / Fungi-seaformer (1; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 4)

- Morgan Hydroponics: 1-3-7 / Rec Tanks (11; 3 to ten) (16 to pop 2)

 

Rushes proposed:

- Hybrid Forest in Morgan Construction for 232EC

- Seaformer in Morgan Bank for 13EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Transport for 58EC

 

Notes:

 

- Not only the Hive has founded a seabase near our coast but also one just below Gaian territory.

- it will be more mineral efficient, and just as fast, to delay the launching of the Longevity Vaccine at Morgan Industries. (has to do with coordination with other bases building supplies)

- drone problems are becoming rampant, particularly when bases grow. I'll try to fend them off with research hospitals and hybrid forests.

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We can set psych to 30%. Since population grow, we still have bonus of some energy and all the minerals and nutrients above 2, to support specialists. Anyway, from population 5 we can set specialists and maybe crawl nutrients.

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30% PSYCH ?!? :huh:

Hey, we are supposed to be the Capitalists, not the social spending leftist whores! :D

In my games, I always keep psych at 0%. I prefer putting specialists (and we have now empaths with economy capability) than seeing all these good ECs going to waste.

Here, we are at 20%. I think it shall be sufficient with additional psych-enhancing facilities to go to pop 6. Beyond 6, we could consider Holo-theatres everywhere and reducing our psych allocation?

Anyway, I'm not familiar with the arcanes of drone containment. As usual, your input will be welcomed and followed.

 

2196-end

 

- Economy: 19 (+199)

 

Rushes executed:

- Hybrid Forest in Morgan Construction for 232EC

- Seaformer in Morgan Bank for 13EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Transport for 58EC

 

2197-start

 

- The Peacekeepers have mindprobed Ocean Core (Hive)

- Ok, the hybrid forest in Morgan Construction has eliminated drone problems even at pop 6.

- have a look at what's inside Garden of the Deep! Seems like the Gaians won't die anytime soon after all.

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We still need hard labor - minerals. I see psych as investment. Anyway 20% is ok, as long as we do not loose good tiles that are not worked. E.g. a worker on a borehole brings more than a crawler.

Yes, 10 - 20% psych is optimum in my opinion. Anything more should be "emergency" social engineering.

 

I have seen Garden of the Deep. Yang is dangerous... We better keep that in mind. I have seen we invest in interceptor squadrons.

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I've always wondered how to counter AI planes attacking your formers and crawlers, when you have equal weapons and equal or lower morale. If you put interceptors in your cities they will scramble and you have a 50-50 fight at best. The fact that interceptors are more expensive doesn't help. Letting them kill something and then retaliate with a SAM-Rover isn't a great option either, though they lose more minerals than you. The way air combat is handled in Smac is a single big flaw. (One of my favourites: if a city garrisonned by an AAA-trooper and a Sam-Rover is attacked by a plane, the rover will defend (and get crushed).)

 

On another note, we should build a couple Planetbusters as a deterrent. The AI does notice this.

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On another note, we should build a couple Planetbusters as a deterrent. The AI does notice this.

I agree. There are like 3 AI factions researching Orbital Spaceflight. We will have to acquire the tech somehow.

Gaians have Planetary Datalinks. With luck, we probe it from them. I think Lal will not trade it.

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Because of week-end activities, I'll post the pre-end now instead of tomorrow. End will come monday as usual.

 

2197-pre-end

 

- Scout 2 protects former

- E-rover worm-hunting

- 6-rover garrisons Morgan Trade Center

- Bodi-chopper garrisons Morgan Gravitonics

- Probe Foil captured...

- F8 back

- F8

 

- Research: Applied Relativity (6/8)

- Economy: 293 (+209)

- Energy allocation: 40/20/40

 

Bases:

- Morgan Shipbuilding: 2-21-15 / F8 (1; 0 to ten) (7 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan Construction: 6-22-28 / trance Rover Supply (5; 0 to ten) (6 turns to pop 6)

- Morgan Industries: 5-21-50 / Biology Lab (3; 1 to ten) (4 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan gravitonics: 3-14-17 / Perimeter Defense (1; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 4)

 

- Morgan Mines: 1-18-30 / Hybrid Forest (8; 0 to ten) (24 to pop 5)

- Morgan Metallurgy: 3-13-29 / Aerospace Complex (4; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 5)

- Morgan Biochemical: 6-19-41 / F8 (1; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 5)

- Morgan Pharmaceuticals: 3-11-12 / Children Creche (4; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 3)

- Morgan Trade center: 1-3-8 / Rec Tanks (8; 0 to ten) (13 to pop 2)

 

- Morgan Transport: 5-22-24 / F8 (2; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 5)

- Morgan Solarfex: 4-26-27 / Trance Rover Supply (4; 1 to ten) (5 to pop 6)

- Morgan Metagenics: 8-8-13 / Research Hospital (12; 0 to ten) (1 to pop 5)

 

- Morgan Interstellar: 4-14-19 / Aerospace complex (3; 0 to ten) (3 to pop 5)

- Morgan Energy Monopoly: 3-18-17 / F8 (1; 0 to ten) (12 to pop 6)

- Morgan Bank: 3-9-15 / Aerospace Complex (7; 0 to ten) (3 to pop 4)

- Morgan Hydroponics: 1-3-7 / Rec Tanks (10; 2 to ten) (15 to pop 2)

 

Rushes proposed:

- Rec Tanks in Morgan Trade Center for 42EC

- Hybrid forest in Morgan Mines for 237EC

- F8 in Morgan Transport for 14EC

 

Notes:

 

- we stole 37EC from Gaian network but the probe couldn't make it home...:(

- another suspicious Hive transport: look besides Marine Biology Lab!

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2197-end

 

- Economy: 0 (+209)

 

Rushes executed:

- Rec Tanks in Morgan Trade Center for 42EC

- Hybrid forest in Morgan Mines for 237EC

- F8 in Morgan Transport for 14EC

 

2198-start

 

- Yang's powergraph took a big hit because of the Prometheus Virus. We are now in second place.

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2198-pre-end

 

- Scout 2 protects former

- E-rover worm-hunting

- 6-rover garrisons Morgan Trade Center

- Bodi-chopper garrisons Morgan Gravitonics

- F8s: one killed a spore launcher for 30EC

 

- Research: Applied Relativity (4/8)

- Economy: 278 (+222)

- Energy allocation: 40/20/40

 

Bases:

- Morgan Shipbuilding: 2-20-15 / Hybrid Forest (11; 0 to ten) (6 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan Construction: 6-22-28 / trance Rover Supply (4; 0 to ten) (5 turns to pop 6)

- Morgan Industries: 5-23-52 / Biology Lab (2; 0 to ten) (6 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan gravitonics: 3-14-14 / Fusion Supply (2; 1 to ten) (3 to pop 4)

 

- Morgan Mines: 4-18-34 / Aerospace Complex (4; 1 to ten) (7 to pop 5)

- Morgan Metallurgy: 3-13-29 / Aerospace Complex (3; 0 to ten) (3 to pop 5)

- Morgan Biochemical: 6-18-41 / Fungi-seaformer (2; 0 to ten) (1 to pop 5)

- Morgan Pharmaceuticals: 3-11-12 / Children Creche (3; 0 to ten) (3 to pop 3)

- Morgan Trade center: 2-4-9 / Children Creche (12; 3 to ten) (7 to pop 2)

 

- Morgan Transport: 5-21-24 / Hybrid Forest (11; 1 to ten) (1 to pop 5)

- Morgan Solarfex: 4-26-27 / Trance Rover Supply (3; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 6)

- Morgan Metagenics: 8-10-16 / Research Hospital (9; 0 to ten) (5 to pop 6)

 

- Morgan Interstellar: 4-14-19 / Aerospace complex (2; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 5)

- Morgan Energy Monopoly: 3-17-17 / Hybrid Forest (13; 1 to ten) (11 to pop 6)

- Morgan Bank: 3-9-15 / Aerospace Complex (6; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 4)

- Morgan Hydroponics: 1-3-7 / Rec Tanks (9; 1 to ten) (14 to pop 2)

 

Rushes proposed:

- Biology Lab in Morgan Industries for 32EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Metallurgy for 66EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Interstellar for 32EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Bank for 106EC

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2198-end

 

- Economy: 278 (+222)

 

Rushes executed:

- Biology Lab in Morgan Industries for 32EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Metallurgy for 66EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Interstellar for 32EC

- Aerospace Complex in Morgan Bank for 106EC

 

2199-start

 

- Lal convened the Council to be elected Supreme Leader.

Yeah: Lal (178) Miriam (66)

Neah: Deirdre (33) Yang (75) Zakharov (94) Santiago (37)

That made 244 Yeah vs 239 Neah! :scared: (of course, the proposal need 3/4 to be adopted)

Until we voted NOOOOO! with 60 votes. :cool:

 

- Yang declared vendetta against the University. I think we'll be left alone another good chunk of time while they all kill one another.

- 2 forest expansions

- Golden Age in Morgan Biochemical: next build will be Hab Complex.

- Peacekeeper interceptor flying over our territory!

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- Peacekeeper interceptor flying over our territory!

Active/aggressive peacekeeping...

Lal is in Treaty with us, so his units would cause communication problems.

However, needlejets do not cause zones of control for land units...

 

Lal is seething for decades, he may declare vendetta eventually.

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He better not. We are putting now our efforts on the air force but I shall soon build some naval units in Morgan Shipbuilding.

 

On the other hand, do we keep on striking the Gaians? There's an empath rover begging to be killed...

 

2199-pre-end

 

- Scout 2 protects former

- E-rover worm-hunting

- 6-rover garrisons Morgan Trade Center

- Bodi-chopper garrisons Morgan Gravitonics

- F8s:

 

- Research: Applied Relativity (3/7)

- Economy: 304 (+222)

- Energy allocation: 40/20/40

 

Bases:

- Morgan Shipbuilding: 2-20-15 / Hybrid Forest (10; 0 to ten) (5 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan Construction: 6-22-28 / trance Rover Supply (3; 0 to ten) (4 turns to pop 6)

- Morgan Industries: 5-23-52 / Longevity Vaccine (12; 0 to ten) (5 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan gravitonics: 3-14-14 / Fusion Supply (1; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 4)

 

- Morgan Mines: 4-18-34 / Aerospace Complex (3; 0 to ten) (6 to pop 5)

- Morgan Metallurgy: 3-13-29 / F8 (2; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 5)

- Morgan Biochemical: 7-20-46 / Fungi-seaformer (1; 0 to ten) (5 to pop 7)

- Morgan Pharmaceuticals: 3-11-12 / Children Creche (2; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 3)

- Morgan Trade center: 2-4-9 / Children Creche (11; 2 to ten) (6 to pop 2)

 

- Morgan Transport: 5-23-28 / Hybrid Forest (9; 0 to ten) (8 to pop 6)

- Morgan Solarfex: 4-26-27 / Trance Rover Supply (2; 0 to ten) (3 to pop 6)

- Morgan Metagenics: 8-10-16 / Research Hospital (8; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 6)

 

- Morgan Interstellar: 4-14-19 / F8 (2; 0 to ten) (1 to pop 5)

- Morgan Energy Monopoly: 3-17-17 / Hybrid Forest (12; 0 to ten) (10 to pop 6)

- Morgan Bank: 3-9-15 / F8 (3; 1 to ten) (1 to pop 4)

- Morgan Hydroponics: 1-3-7 / Rec Tanks (8; 0 to ten) (13 to pop 2)

 

Rushes proposed:

- Rec Tanks in Morgan Hydroponics for 48EC

- Research Hospital in Morgan Metagenics for 156EC

- Children Creche in Morgan Pharmaceuticals for 24EC

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I start to think, that Hive will not support Gaians sufficiently and Lal will conquer them.

My vote would be not to attack Deirdre, maybe we will be able later to force her into submission? More trade...

 

-----

One more thought, the interceptor over our territory may be just flying to Ocean Core PK base.

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Ok! I'll send the pilot to bed then.

 

To submit Deirdre, or at least get a truce, we have a window of opportunity to build a cruiser and send it taking that undefended seabase (unless she put a plane there). Whatever, we need Aegis cruisers (lots of different seabases ready to be retaliate upon in case of vendetta).

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The MNS Nwabudike with AAA will do fine, I believe.

And with 8-move, there is a submerged monolith inside its first move from Morgan Shipbuilding to enhance it a little more.

Now, we need to rush the hybrid forest (perhaps possible next turn), then see if building Skunkworks first won't delay, then build it. Whatever, the navy is coming!

 

And I'll put soon a covert ops center in Morgan Bank (it's a base with mighty mineral potential) to churn out cruiser probes.

 

All that not necessarily to attack but...ci vis pacem para bellum!

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2199-end

 

- Economy: 76 (+222)

 

Rushes executed:

- Rec Tanks in Morgan Hydroponics for 48EC

- Research Hospital in Morgan Metagenics for 156EC

- Children Creche in Morgan Pharmaceuticals for 24EC

 

2200-start

 

- a peacekeeper chaos copter has destroyed a hive seaformer

- a Hive chaos tactical has killed the Peacekeeper chaos copter

- 1 forest expansion

- 4 peacekeeper bases are building missiles. Somebody's gonna get hurt!

- the Hive has diverted units against the University

 

Everything's looking well.

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2200-pre-end

 

- Scout 2 protects former

- E-rover worm-hunting

- 6-rover garrisons Morgan Trade Center

- Bodi-chopper garrisons Morgan Gravitonics

- F8s ready

 

- Research: Applied Relativity (2/7)

- Economy: 325 (+228)

- Energy allocation: 40/20/40

 

Bases:

- Morgan Shipbuilding: 2-20-15 / Hybrid Forest (9; 0 to ten) (4 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan Construction: 6-22-27 / trance Rover Supply (2; 0 to ten) (3 turns to pop 6)

- Morgan Industries: 5-23-52 / Longevity Vaccine (11; 0 to ten) (4 turns to pop 5)

- Morgan gravitonics: 3-18-14 / Hybrid Forest (12; 1 to ten) (1 to pop 4)

 

- Morgan Mines: 4-18-34 / Aerospace Complex (2; 0 to ten) (5 to pop 5)

- Morgan Metallurgy: 3-13-28 / F8 (1; 0 to ten) (1 to pop 5)

- Morgan Biochemical: 7-19-46 / Hab Complex (4; 0 to ten) (4 to pop 7)

- Morgan Pharmaceuticals: 3-13-14 / Fungi-seaformer (2; 0 to ten) (8 to pop 4)

- Morgan Trade center: 2-4-9 / Children Creche (10; 1 to ten) (5 to pop 2)

 

- Morgan Transport: 5-23-28 / Hybrid Forest (8; 0 to ten) (7 to pop 6)

- Morgan Solarfex: 4-26-26 / Trance Rover Supply (1; 0 to ten) (2 to pop 6)

- Morgan Metagenics: 10-12-17 / Hybrid Forest (18; 1 to ten) (3 to pop 6)

 

- Morgan Interstellar: 2-20-31 / F8 (1; 0 to ten) (17 to pop 6)

- Morgan Energy Monopoly: 3-17-17 / Hybrid Forest (11; 0 to ten) (9 to pop 6)

- Morgan Bank: 1-15-23 / F8 (2; 0 to ten) (25 to pop 5)

- Morgan Hydroponics: 2-4-8 / Children Creche (11; 2 to ten) (7 to pop 2)

 

Rushes proposed:

- Hybrid Forest in Morgan Shipbuilding for 312EC

- Trance Rover Supply in Morgan Construction for 4EC

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