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Crusade-7

I'm highly biased.  I not only think Crusade is better than GalCiv III but I think Crusade is better than any version of GalCiv we've ever made.  But not everyone will agree with me and thus, we should discuss what is going to be "back ported" into the base game.

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In no particular order, I will like the major elements into 3 different categories.

Category 1: Features that will remain exclusive to Crusade

  1. External Ship Designer
  2. Civilization Builder
  3. Trait based tech tree
  4. The 3 new races
  5. Citizen System
  6. Espionage
  7. Crusade UI
  8. Missions
  9. New Diplomacy System
  10. New Resource system

 

Category 2:  Features that we're on the fence about:

 

  1. Multicore AI
  2. Flavor Text additions
  3. Word on the Street
  4. Multiplayer Enhancements
  5. New Influence System

 

Category 3: Things that will definitely be brought to the base game.

  1. Bug Fixes
  2. General AI improvements
  3. Graphics updates
  4. Quality of life improvements
  5. Performance optimizations
  6. Balance Fixes

 

We'd like to hear from you on your thoughts on this.


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on May 28, 2017

Crusade-7

I'm highly biased.  I not only think Crusade is better than GalCiv III but I think Crusade is better than any version of GalCiv we've ever made.  But not everyone will agree with me and thus, we should discuss what is going to be "back ported" into the base game.

 

In no particular order, I will like the major elements into 3 different categories.

Category 1: Features that will remain exclusive to Crusade

  1. External Ship Designer
  2. Civilization Builder
  3. Trait based tech tree
  4. The 3 new races
  5. Citizen System
  6. Espionage
  7. Crusade UI
  8. Missions
  9. New Diplomacy System
  10. New Resource system

 

hmm, I think #1 should be in the base game here.

 

Category 2:  Features that we're on the fence about:

 

  1. Multicore AI
  2. Flavor Text additions
  3. Word on the Street
  4. Multiplayer Enhancements
  5. New Influence System

 

I'd drop #5, keep it for Crusade.  I would keep #1 and #4 for sure, on the fence for the other 2.

 

Category 3: Things that will definitely be brought to the base game.

  1. Bug Fixes
  2. General AI improvements
  3. Graphics updates
  4. Quality of life improvements
  5. Performance optimizations
  6. Balance Fixes

 We'd like to hear from you on your thoughts on this.

totally agree.

on Jun 02, 2017

Brought Crusade just a few days ago the only thing I dislike is using resources to construct larger ships. But I do like the complexities of Crusade especially the Civilization builder and many new planetary improvements like space elevator and especially cities. But I love the base game as well because it is more simple so I will probably play them from time to time. So here are a few things I would like to speak about

I am all for maintaining these back into Crusade in Category 1 - these are the things that defined Crusade in my mind

  • The 3 new races
  • Citizen System
  • Espionage
  • Crusade UI
  • Missions
  • New Diplomacy System
  • New Resource system

But there are a few things I would like to add to base game from category 1

  • External Ship Designer - hey ship design should not be exclusive to only crusade
  • Civilization Builder - even though Crusade is better at enjoying new custom races, there are a few custom races back at base game that while I would love to play back at base game I still hope that there are more diversity to them especially the fleet design.
  • Trait based tech tree - since Traits are in the base game and could add more diversity, I see little reason to exclude them

Category 2 - to add to base game

  1. Flavor Text additions
  2. Word on the Street

others can be debated but the influence system should stay at Crusade

On category 3 - I totally agree

 

I hope to see however some of the things added into the base game

  1. Transports would not be consumed after battle.
  2. Cities to add to base game (I love the cities - the base game just have improvement but I always question where do they live?) It is strange not to see cities on colonies but just a bunch of factories, farms and labs. Also, I just love cities but it would be hard to mod them in base game.
  3. The new shiptypes from Crusade to join the base game especially the spore ship - sometimes you just want to destroy the system rather than finding any use of the planet - both for fun and for strategic purposes.

 

One of the thing I hope to be able to bring to base game and Crusade is a modding tool known as improvement modding. This is a tool that existed back in Twilight of the Arnor and I still hope for this mod which allows us to easily mod improvements to our own liking. I believe that both games could use it and not just Crusade.

 

I might change my mind later but this is what in my mind right now.

on Jun 04, 2017

Crusade is far superior to the base game in every aspect.

I will never play the base game again.

 

Fix any long standing bugs, but dont spend precious time adding features to it.

 

Add more to Crusade!

 

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