What's the Difference between the 3 Score Modes?

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What's the Difference between the 3 Score Modes?

Postby thebornloser » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:23 pm

How do the 3 different scores modes affect the progress of the game?

They all sound about the same to me: protect your people, kill the enemy's.
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Re: What's the Difference between the 3 Score Modes?

Postby Noryb » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:17 am

thebornloser wrote:How do the 3 different scores modes affect the progress of the game?

They all sound about the same to me: protect your people, kill the enemy's.


Only Default is really like that. In that mode every million survivors is worth one point and every million kills is worth two points. In Survivor you only get points for surviving population. In Genocide you only get points for kills.

Default is the norm for 1v1/2v2/3v3. Survivor is used for Diplomacy games As far as I know, Genocide has never been one of the main game modes. It's somewhat useless given that Default places such a premium on kills over survivors.
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Re: What's the Difference between the 3 Score Modes?

Postby thebornloser » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:40 pm

Noryb wrote:
thebornloser wrote:How do the 3 different scores modes affect the progress of the game?

They all sound about the same to me: protect your people, kill the enemy's.


Only Default is really like that. In that mode every million survivors is worth one point and every million kills is worth two points. In Survivor you only get points for surviving population. In Genocide you only get points for kills.

Default is the norm for 1v1/2v2/3v3. Survivor is used for Diplomacy games As far as I know, Genocide has never been one of the main game modes. It's somewhat useless given that Default places such a premium on kills over survivors.



Finally, a reply!

I know that in Survivor you only get points for surviving population, but your goal is to get more points than your opponent, so you still have to kill his people in order to reduce the number of points he has.

I wanna know how using different modes of scoring will affect how players play the game.
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Re: What's the Difference between the 3 Score Modes?

Postby Endless » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:59 pm

Here is my analysis of how people play based on score modes:

Survivor - people will generally keep their units closer to their territory to repel any attacks. When they do attack, it's generally with subs to try and surprise the enemy

Genocide - This is maybe the most reckless mode. Players will place their silos within radar range of it puts their silos closer to major cities. They will launch everything at once to garner the most points possible.

Default - the best score mode. Both attacking and defending will win you the game, so expect to see many different strategy's.

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