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    Anyone playing astrowars?

    For those not familiar (probably all of you) it is an online multiplayer strategy game. each game lasts for months, it is not a game for the impatient twitch reaction crowd, and more than anything it's a way to pass a few minutes here and there every day.

    If you ever played Master of Orion, you'll like this, it's a watered down version. The game is text only, but still a lot of fun.

    You start off with one colony planet in a star system with 12 planets, you research, build, and colonize and yes, go to war, invade and so on. Your goal is of course, to be the top dog.

    It starts really slow, but picks up (by slow I mean your first day will consist or making one or two moves, and reading a short faq and glossary. It DOES pick up. You can make alliances, so if you join in at nearly the same time as others here, you may end up being in a prime alliance spot. (you will be to weak to have an official alliance at startup.)

    Anyhow, give it a whirl if it interests you. the only benefit I get from bringing you guys this wonderful news is half a point towards raising the culture of my civilization. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] so, really, nothing whatsover! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]


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    Here's your half a point. Now how about we align.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]...If you ever played Master of Orion, you'll like this...
    That sentence right there got me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] I suppose I have to check it out now [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] Btw, did you ever play the third one, if so, what'd you think about it? Anyone else played any of the Master of Orion games??
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    Yeah, I played the third one... My first game was in the biggest galaxy, I played for 2 weeks and decided to go after orion, imagine how happy I was there was a game bug that prevented me from invading the planet?

    Quicksilver entertainment is the worst thing that ever happened to the MOO franchise, I despise them, I rabbidly followed the development of MOO3 for 2 years and was rewarded with a game that was nothing like advertised, it was horrible, buggy, not nearly as innovative as they said, and I was so mad I ended up throwing the playdisc across the room and breaking it.

    That being said, I will probably pick it up in a bargain bin sometime and apply the 3rd party patches and see if it gets any better. I can beat MOO2 on it's hardest settings without breaking a sweat.

    Ozzy, you won't be able to ally until you have a higher player rating (I can't do it yet either.) that being said, If we can find each other in the universe, heck ya we will ally.
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    I decided to try it because I'd been looking for a new game to play. I am getting kinda addicted to the game and it is still in its SLOW stage. Anyway, thanks for showing me a new game, and heck maybe we will run into each other in the middle of space one day.... ok not likely but oh well.
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    I am launching my first invasion today...

    "Have fun stormin' the castle boys!" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    ooooooo Pincess Bride.... One of the great classics of our time. As for your invasion good luck. I dunno what part of the galaxy you are on but PLEASE don't attack planets owned by wcr15. I'm taking precautions to protect myself from you LOL. What is your user name? I will be landing to colonize a new planet tomorrow my first ever. I hope it works out well.
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    We need to form the TF alliance when we can [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] I'm slowly coming to grips with how to play, so maybe we can some day [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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