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by Yonder
Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: I win fighting soviets.
Replies: 19
Views: 5489

The majority of ICBM defense plans actually require shooting down the missile while it is lifting off (not just on the pad, it is unclear precisely how big the launch window would be) during this time it is much slower moving (which helps missiles) and the lasers are (theoretically) able to heat the...
by Yonder
Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: African Safari AAR
Replies: 11
Views: 2905

You should keep your subs a healthy distance away from their cost, also, they really need support. If they are by themselves they have no way of seeing bombers coming to kill them, let alone retaliate. If I don't have fighters/battleships in the area my submarines stay in the quiet deep.
by Yonder
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Let's Talk About Battleships and Overall Sea Tactics.
Replies: 20
Views: 9359

SUGGESTION: why not a large "Sub detected" warning much like the DEFCON announcements and the Launch Detected announcements? This would trigger whenever a sonar ping showed a sub ghost, or subs surfaced within your radar range. Rowen, If you're watching for the big yellow symbol that pops...
by Yonder
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fix for the Missile Arcs
Replies: 47
Views: 8217

No, the arcing southwards would br pretty easy to do, just run a check for whether the shooter was south of the equator, if he was then reverse the arc direction. The question is whether it should be done. Balance wise or aesthitically.
by Yonder
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fix for the Missile Arcs
Replies: 47
Views: 8217

The thing is that the northern three countries can be fired at by each other and their immediate southern neighbor unhindered, giving them three countries that can attack them without losing nukes prior to reaching the territory. The southern three countries (with the exception of Asia being attacke...
by Yonder
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: A petition to Nerf Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 9445

I dislike playing Europe because 3 countries can see very significant portions of your defenses the second Defcon 4 roles around. I much prefer playing as territories where I can at least attempt to keep my opponents in the dark about precise structural placements.
by Yonder
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Here is an idea for nuke pathing
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

No, he is referring to the precise arcing pattern, not the straight line.
by Yonder
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Advanced questions:
Replies: 10
Views: 3710

Here is a partial list of answers, hope you find them useful and it's all accurate. You can download the manual here: http://storefront.steampowered.com/Manuals/1520/DEFCON%20manual.pdf You can vary the total population per country, and the total cities per country, which changes city populations, h...
by Yonder
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Tip For Newbs: Don't Place Airbases Close To Bomber Targets
Replies: 6
Views: 3440

The tutorials say that you can't place things in Defcon 4, but everywhere else I have seen says that Defcon 3 is the cutoff.
by Yonder
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Beginner's Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 3206

Does anyone have any comments about this whatsoever?
by Yonder
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: RANT - Too many dumb players
Replies: 45
Views: 7443

Man the people in this forum are really brutal. I think that as the game gets older people will be better at doing things in their best interests and realizing what makes good strategic sense. There are other things than points to consider though. You asked the question of how we thought that you ca...
by Yonder
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: An observation
Replies: 12
Views: 3568

Re: An observation

Actually, Ruges started with saying that his post was about games where you get points for killing, making it quite clear he's talking about the default mode, where the goal isn't to have the least casualties, but the most points. If you want to play for who survives the most, you play survival, wh...
by Yonder
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Beginner's Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 3206

Beginner's Guide

Beginner’s Guide Alright, so you just got the game and are a little confused. That’s ok! We all were, let’s see if we can help you out. To Do List: 1. Watch a Rolling Demo. It’s a nice 1v1v1 CPU game, enough players to be interesting, but you can still wrap your mind around what is happening. Don’t ...
by Yonder
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Let's Talk About Battleships and Overall Sea Tactics.
Replies: 20
Views: 9359

Personally I micromanage bombers (and subs if any are nearby and easy to include in the fight) but leave the battleships to sort out their targets themselves. Mostly anyways.
by Yonder
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Let's Talk About Battleships and Overall Sea Tactics.
Replies: 20
Views: 9359

I agree with him, using smaller fleets carries the risk of letting them scatter a bit, but if you are careful you can get them much more tightly packed. Be careful to make sure they are packed around a line though, not a point. Currently it's not worthwile to nuke ships cause you only get 1, or at t...

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