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Offline Greep

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3375 on: February 13, 2022, 12:32:20 am »
I agree, theban is best on higher difficulties.  It looks pretty bad on paper until you try it:  the peasants you get are actually near max stat peasants with aqua armor (gold shields).   You make up for it pretty quickly since the gold shields are are great for full capture on scientific experiments.  Also, the high stat soldiers and he grenades you get make doing an early landed very doable.  If you survive even one runabout or freighter that you wouldn't have it more than pays off the loss in infamy.

Also, when you get legion armor, these gals also have a ridiculous 19 night vision, better than chainmail armor against guns, and functions top notch in all weather.  Though you have to wait until you have a library for it.

Some other starts that made sense to me:
-Romanica (good males start)
-Iron tribes
-Hidden expanse
-Nordfederation

Rogue fields sounds interesting just for the country tech if you're going males route, for early QUAD.  But it's a crapshot when you get both beastmen and human citizens for social hierarchy.

Turan sounds cool, although I think that start gets you a hefty 777 capitatory tax from the starting continent bonus.


Regarding weed:  Weed is typically better.  One hidden detail you need to account for is base defense and base construction.  Paying X dolaros for plantations gives better income than X dolaros in weed plantations.  BUT building 2 weed plantation bases is better than building 3 plantation bases.

Unfortunately, this falls apart with almost any amount of difficulty sell price modification.  Even on blackbeard (90% sell price) it's hard to say what's better.  I've also had a hard time justifying plantation bases in the ninja update, although I'm not very good at defending against ninjas cheaply.
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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3376 on: February 13, 2022, 03:15:29 am »
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Turan sounds cool, although I think that start gets you a hefty 777 capitatory tax from the starting continent bonus.
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not all of turan has the 777 tax penalty.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3377 on: February 13, 2022, 12:20:22 pm »
Is there a list of sources for all the artwork?

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3378 on: February 13, 2022, 12:22:42 pm »
Country bonuses:
Your starting country is researched for free
The Confederation: 1 govt pistol, 3 big iron, 50 big pistol rounds (6 shots), 10 glamour, -150 infamy
Eurasian Autonomy: 1 baby nuke, 1 uranium weapons documentation, 1 govt fine
Iron Tribe: 8 junk piles, 30 necroplane parts, 50 chemicals, 50 scrap metal
Eurosyndicate: 6 super maids, 6 maid outfits, 9 gothic raygun clips, 3 energy weapon parts
Blackmarch: 1 gnome
Romanica: 6 crusader SS armors, 6 peasant nun outfits, 6 olde swordes, 6 quarterstaves, 1 golden cup, 1 golden cross
Nordfederation: 5 young ubers
Central Province: 75 sectoweed
Fuso: 3 fuso swords, 3 sudoku blades, 6 fans, 30 fuso knives, 20 glamour
Death Realms: 20 chitin plates, 10 animal poison, 10 spider silk, 20 demon skulls -75k dolaros
Hidden Expanse: 3 flak tower kits
Ghostgates: 24 slaves, 24 slave maids, 4 slave gladiatrices, 4 slave lashers
Rogue Fields: 5 govt fines
Theban Hive: 12 assault clone licenses, -600 infamy
Kingdom of Canada: 50 cultural wealth, 15 personal databases, 10 glamour, 3 govt personal codes, 1 exquisite lingerie
Cali Republic: 50 mutant porn, 50 glamour, 50 crack, 50 hideout cleaning bills
Dark Dominion: 3 arcane books, 2 esoterica
Latin Empire: 1 old earth books, -50 infamy
The Technocracy: 20 optronic parts
Pirate Straits: 3 hoes
Turan: 3 turanian gals
Steel Pact: 10 metal ores, 1 prepper box
Red Revolution: 10 workers
None: 2 lokk'naar scriptures, 3 grrrl guides, 1 of 6 free techs: animal poison, spider pilk, monster teeth, monster eye, luxury fur, chitin plates, +50 infamy

Continental bonuses:
Arctic: 6 tribal outfits, tech human polar outfit, +450 infamy
Antarctica: 6 tribal outfits, tech human polar outfit +700 infamy
Siberia: 8 luxury furs, tech ushanka, +200 infamy
North Atlantic: 6 tribal outfits, tech sea transport, +450 infamy
Europe: 3 rare earth elements, tech rare earth elements, -50 infamy
North America: 5 vodka,tech uber wheat, +200 infamy
South America: 10 each of red pepper, devil's pepper, egglant, orange, coconut, tech what do?, +450 infamy
North Africa: 6 beer, tech swag items (golden ankh, amphore, golden cup, golden cross, crown, ol' coins, diamond), -50 infamy
South Africa: 3 blowpipes and 24 blowpipe darts (3 shots each), tech monster hunting, +200 infamy
Central Asia: 777 capitulatory tax, tech necropirate, +200 infamy
South East Asia: 10 each of mutant fish, mutant egg, pumpkin, tech mutant egg, +200 infamy
Australasia: 20 explosive cannonballs, tech sea adventure, +450 infamy
Pacific: 1 hero, tech the deep ones, +700 infamy

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3379 on: February 13, 2022, 01:02:07 pm »
Anyone have a link to Matrix so I can get an account set up?

Also I have a question about the Hero unit, the one that looks like Kenshiro?  Do I need to research ?We Need Male Touch? before they start appearing, or will they appear at random regardless?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2022, 01:03:57 pm by Moon_Dew »

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3380 on: February 13, 2022, 01:50:08 pm »
No requirement for Hero units, you always can get a golden apple to summon one.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3381 on: February 13, 2022, 07:27:24 pm »
Anyone have a link to Matrix so I can get an account set up?
Contact me via DM pls, as we are not posting public links at this time.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3382 on: February 13, 2022, 07:29:25 pm »
Is there a list of sources for all the artwork?

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3383 on: February 14, 2022, 09:47:34 am »
No single, unified source.

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« Reply #3384 on: February 14, 2022, 03:10:16 pm »
No single, unified source.

I know, hence why I asked for sources, plural.  I'm going to assume no one keeps a record of where it all came from, right?
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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3385 on: February 14, 2022, 03:51:01 pm »
By the way, here's one trick i've found. This little parcel of land where the base is (and some parts of alaska on the other side of the strait) counts as Pacific. So you could get the +700 bonus+hero and still have some decent land coverage. Or save some money building a secondary base, pacific is priced at 550k.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3386 on: February 14, 2022, 04:11:42 pm »
I've raided UAC vault recently and was very surprised.
Instead of interesting story mission battle with cool loot, it was a dungeon slog shooting slime-things. thats it. no interesting opponents, researchable loot or  rare tech or anything.
Is this normal or some sort of bug??
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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3387 on: February 14, 2022, 04:48:13 pm »
I know, hence why I asked for sources, plural.  I'm going to assume no one keeps a record of where it all came from, right?

Definitive Short Answer:  No. 
All the Artwork is stuff that has caught Dioxine's eye over years of browsing the internet. Saved to a folder and move on.  Sources/Artists etc, not tracked.

If you are interested in trying to locate an original, Google image search has worked for me in the past.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3388 on: February 14, 2022, 06:48:01 pm »
I've raided UAC vault recently and was very surprised.
Instead of interesting story mission battle with cool loot, it was a dungeon slog shooting slime-things. thats it. no interesting opponents, researchable loot or  rare tech or anything.
Is this normal or some sort of bug??

Normal, you're just unlucky.
You got most boring version of UAC vault, all other vaults are filled with imps and other Doom units.
Actually, the most important item from that vault is piece of UAC documentation, leads to Void research.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3389 on: February 14, 2022, 10:05:15 pm »
Hi everyone, here with a curious question about the Scorpion.

I was thinking about a Red Codex run and i came to think about the Scorpions unique ability to spawn enemies close to the dropship.

How does this interact with missions where the dropship is not present? Like Ratmen Cache, or Isolated Valley?