Why do I never see Startopia on /v/?
Is it because it's a good game?
>You will never fill out 3 layers of rings with plazas, shopping centers, dine-o-mats, berths, trees, water and cool-ass aliens
I don't play it for the combat anymore. I just boot up sandbox, change it up so I can built my wicked space-station however I want it and just watch all dudes run along and do their jobs.
Yeah I mostly played in sandbox. The point at which I quit the campaign was a particular mission that was focused on combat and I didn't feel like dealing with it. I'm particularly impressed with how much care they put into making landscaping the biosphere floor fun.
I recently beat the second stage I think.
The one where I run a medical space station.
So far I found it okay but not amazing. Should I keep going?
I dislike the lack of vegetation.
Also how do I clean the second floor? I am not sure I understand yet how to run a perfectly balanced startopia.
I don't even know how to use certain boxes. They don't appear to let me "install" them anywhere on the map.
Do I unlock farms later on? That's quite the motivation to keep playing, thanksbor.
>I don't even know how to use certain boxes. They don't appear to let me "install" them anywhere on the map.
Some of them are props than need to be placed in certain rooms, like medical equipment in sick bay.
>Do I unlock farms later on?
Hire some of the purple hippie guys and they plant stuff on the biodeck.
The third floor is the biodeck. It's got terraforming and farming and it's a lot of fun.
Still looks really unfinished and we all know how much faith we should put in early access.
Shame, I was looking for a Evil-genius type base building game, but there don't seem to be any at the moment.
Loved the biodeck aspects and the fact that all the aliens have their of own personalized background.
Still my favorite of these types of games ( management?) and one of my favorite games overall is Black & White. Just all the tiny mechanics from all the variables that go into your creatures A.I. to the simplest mechanic of trees seeding the ground you plant them and their growth.
Would have loved B&W2 quite a bit more if I wasn't locked into playing the Romans the whole game...
It's completely different apart from the fact that you move around and interact with the world with your hand.
There are no armies or weapons for that matter since you live in eden with relatively peaceful tribes.
Your creature isn't just a super unit that you upgrade with "Tribute" and send to kill your enemy, its ridiculously complex A.I., closest I've ever seen to emulate a human child psychology. You have to nurture and teach it how you want it to behave and care for it long enough for it to learn how to care for itself. Or you could baby him his whole life and he'll die without your help.
It's just a really really neat game, very flawed, some find the Creature A.I. infuriating but thats basically what bringing kids up is.
>There are no armies or weapons for that matter since you live in eden with relatively peaceful tribes.
>Your creature isn't just a super unit that you upgrade with "Tribute" and send to kill your enemy, its ridiculously complex A.I., closest I've ever seen to emulate a human child psychology. You have to nurture and teach it how you want it to behave and care for it long enough for it to learn how to care for itself. Or you could baby him his whole life and he'll die without your help.
Oh my fucking this is awesome.
BW2 was always about rushing armies and stuff.
From what I understand is a comfy game then, right? Gonna give it a go.
Its my childhood comfy game I always re-instal every once in a while. Just building your village and teaching your creature not to use the fireball spell on it.
Good times always.
It is a 2000 game but I'm sure it isn't praised by its graphics today.
I've been playing this religiously for the last two weeks and it's a fucking time vampire. I don't even know where time goes.
I have been pushing it on /v/. It is a great game.
FUCK YOU ARONA! YOU CHEAP BASTARD!
If it wasn't for your god damn teleporter I would never deal with you.
>have an oroflex
>oroflex kills everyone that rides it
>droids are all stuck inside robot heaven
>panic and try to put it back inside the crate
>it just blows up and leaves no hardware crate
>15000 energy down the drain plus death tolls
Way ahead of its time. With the layered decks, the biodeck having dynamic'ish water, terraforming and all that.
So many years later and From Dust only managed to recreate 10% of this game. Fuck this industry.
>Zedem monks shove their temple right in the middle of my food farms
Fuck you too, assholes
Unfortunately games like startopia aren't economically viable anymore since the budgets shot straight up and anybody who makes games like this, do shallow imitations. Yep, the industry sucks ass
you either close the segment and stop dealing with them assholes, or you steal their segment by sending a HEAVILY DEFENDED security robot to their bulkhead and steal the whole place for yourself.
Yeah. To ensure combat you must have several dozen scores of soldiers. Although The groulien, greys, targ and Gor are all fighters, you want to have more Kasvagorians than anything else.
Also protect your own Bulkheads with turrets
Pleasure deck comfiest deck.
Nignogs are the
I love Startopia, the ONLY downside I had with it, is there just wasn't enough things to keep me busy building. Once I got pretty much everything it just kinda got boring. I wish they added more buildings and units to it, or would of been nice if some modders did.