Neptune's Pride - The Bombing Run #001 - GG!

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#1  Edited By sweep  Moderator

UPDATE: GAME IS FULL!!

Ladies and gentleman,

I've just renewed my premium subscription to Neptune's Pride, which means I have the ability to create, host and invite other players to join. One of the new features is the ability to create games of up to 32 people, who can take part for free. And so, without further ado;

You are cordially invited to join the first official Neptune's Pride Bombing Run!

>>> Click here to join the game <<<

The password is bombcast

All you have to do is create an account. I've heard that you can also link it with a google or facebook account and it won't post anything to any social networking sites. You don't have to pay any money to join the game.

Neptune's Pride is a Realtime 4X game, which means you're basically playing Civ 5 but everything starts off very slow. Stockpiles renew every 12 hours and it can take dozens of hours to send ships from one star to the next. There's also the ability to form alliances and stuff like that. Here's a brief tutorial from their site:

If that sounds like something you'd like to try, hop on it. The mod team has attempted a game before and it very nearly killed us. That was with 8 people, so 32 should be chaos. The spots are available on a first-come first-serve basis, and the game won't start until it's full. See you out there.

GLHB

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Never played Neptunes Pride before, but I've heard great things. This should be... insanity.

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Never played either! I am signed up and I am scared.

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#4  Edited By sweep  Moderator

I stuck it on the biggest map, which means you need to conquer 487 of 973 stars to win. To put that in context, you begin with 6 stars.

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I'm in.

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I've no idea what I'm doing but i'll give it a go

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#7 sweep  Moderator

I'll answer any questions people have about the game, as I remember starting out can be a little confusing, but it moves very slow until you upgrade your ship speed, so there's a lot of time to learn from you mistakes.

I'm also going to try and keep this thread updated with the state of the game, though the fog of war will prevent me from seeing most of what's happening.

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I've played one match before. The game is, overall, very light on mechanics. Combat is the only system that really requires a written explanation to understand. This reddit thread explains pretty much everything you need to know.

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Aw, cool. I remember that RPS feature about the game made it sound interesting. I'm sure I'll either die immediately or piss everyone off, but I'm down for some multiplayer madness.

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#10  Edited By TheFakePsychic

Now I've gone and done it.

(Blue hexagons represent.)

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Hell yeah I'm in. Time to make a perfect space empire that frees society from the shackles of the inverted control freaks.

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Always wanted to try this after hearing the Idle Thumbs guys talk about it, but I could never round up a posse to play with. This should be fun.

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@notdavid: Jinx. Fuck, after hearing the tales about this game on IdleThumbs this should be mayhem. Stories of getting up at 3am to check your ships or the beef that went over at TellTale, double crossings, dealings under the table, partnerships lost and made. I really hope you guys keep a weekly blog of the events but of course keep all things anonymous, can't be too careful out there to see who's watching.

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I really hope you guys keep a weekly blog of the events but of course keep all things anonymous, can't be too careful out there to see who's watching.

Yeah, I'd love to read a weekly update or maybe a postmortem of this match, because I'm not sure if I wanna play it myself, haha.

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I'll take a hit and make a site to help chronicle the goings on in game. Gives me a chance to roleplay a nation that has full censorship over what information is released to the public. This wiki will archive the weekly updates, they'll also go up on my blog.

http://kargth-times-giantbomb-neptunes-pride.wikia.com/wiki/Karg'th%20Times%20(GiantBomb%20Neptune's%20Pride)%20Wiki?wiki-welcome=1

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#16 sweep  Moderator

We still have 21 slots to fill before the match can start. Bring a friend, It's cosy in here.

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Wow, this looks crazy. I'm in.

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Never played it but i'm willing to try. I'm in.

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I'll join. I played a game or two of the original Neptune's Pride, but I can't say I was any good.

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#20 sweep  Moderator

Posted a tutorial video in the OP for all newcomers. I went in blind though, and I had a pretty fun time figuring stuff out for myself. Each to their own.

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Oh man, I've always wanted to give this a try, but I'd hate to take up a slot when I probably won't be able to dedicate the required time to it.

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I've always wanted to try Neptune's Pride after hearing about it on Idle Thumbs. This seems like as good a time as any to start, I'm in.

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How much time investment is this? Does this go for weeks?

Is it like an hour a day and then you wait the next for more resources tomorrow?

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This seems nifty. Never played it, but willing to try! Count me in.

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#25 sweep  Moderator

@rowr said:

How much time investment is this? Does this go for weeks?

Is it like an hour a day and then you wait the next for more resources tomorrow?

It starts off very slowly. You will only need to check in an hour every day or so because everything will take ages to happen. However once people start upgrading their ship speed and scouting ability, you need to be more clued in. This is where alliances can be helpful, because you can rely on other players to look out for you when you're not around.

The first time I played I didn't realise that the other players were following me on twitter, waiting for me to go to the pub, then attacking my stars. I also knew when best to attack people. Hint: It's when they're asleep.

A game with 8 players took about 2-3 weeks. 32 players will, understandably, take longer. But if you die early you could be out of the game within 5 days.

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@sweep said:

@rowr said:

How much time investment is this? Does this go for weeks?

Is it like an hour a day and then you wait the next for more resources tomorrow?

It starts off very slowly. You will only need to check in an hour every day or so because everything will take ages to happen. However once people start upgrading their ship speed and scouting ability, you need to be more clued in. This is where alliances can be helpful, because you can rely on other players to look out for you when you're not around.

The first time I played I didn't realise that the other players were following me on twitter, waiting for me to go to the pub, then attacking my stars. I also knew when best to attack people. Hint: It's when they're asleep.

A game with 8 players took about 2-3 weeks. 32 players will, understandably, take longer. But if you die early you could be out of the game within 5 days.

Sounds cool, are we all playing vs each other then?

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I had fun playing this the first time but I don't think I could do it again

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@rowr said:

Sounds cool, are we all playing vs each other then?

"Diplomacy" (ie: forming alliances/agreements with other players and then subsequently backstabbing them) is a big part of the game, but the ultimate goal is for you and you alone to wrest control of the galaxy from other players. I think there are certain game modes that allow actual teams, though.

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yeah sure, i'll join in.

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#30 sweep  Moderator

@rowr said:

Sounds cool, are we all playing vs each other then?

"Diplomacy" (ie: forming alliances/agreements with other players and then subsequently backstabbing them) is a big part of the game, but the ultimate goal is for you and you alone to wrest control of the galaxy from other players. I think there are certain game modes that allow actual teams, though.

Everyone starts alone, but the ability to form official alliances exists, yes. The unofficial alliances are far more interesting though, the secret promises that players make to each other based on nothing but trust... :D

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I am the space alien with a love of gold known as Floxigar Goldman.

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Alright I'm in. I'll try to pay attention this time unlike the one we did before and I forgot about.

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Still need 11 more duders.

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Is it like SMITE?

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@dudeglove: The first rule of smite club is you do not talk about smite club.

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#36  Edited By artofwar420

I'm in! Sounds like just the thing I was looking for but didn't know I was looking for.

If you need a little ambient music and have Spotify I found this cool and smooth sci-fi jazz playlist. Sci-Fi.JazZ...

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#37 sweep  Moderator

Only 9 spots left. Incidentally, there's a player in this game called "Sweep" - That's not me. Nice try though :D

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Does race matter?

Also does choosing a race in Neptune's Pride make a difference?

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#39  Edited By MarkWahlberg
@hs21 said:

Does race matter?

Also does choosing a race in Neptune's Pride make a difference?

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But, yeah, I dunno - they don't seem to show actual stats connected to any of them, so I would assume not?

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#40 turboman  Staff

Good Luck. You will all need it! HUE HUE HUE HUE

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Only seven spots left to fill. Come get your own little slice of space.

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hah!
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im in

dont know what the fuck im doing, but im in

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#44  Edited By Llama

Get in already we're 5 away from starting

Edit: 4!

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Going in blind is the only way to go in!

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Sounds good, I'm in.

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I'm in. Played this once with randoms last year and got 3rd place. I wasn't ruthless enough and ended up surrounded by this one dude. Spent the latter half trying to fight off his overwhelming forces until the game ended. I can't wait to betray everyone.

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@sweep said:

Stockpiles renew every 12 hours and it can take dozens of hours to send ships from

So, I was looking at the custom game settings and it shows that we're playing with a normal tick rate. That means we get a payout every 24 hours, not 12. Is that as it should be?

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This is over before it starts. Hitman Agent 47 is fucking Galactus. Our only hope is to pool all of our resources together and make a stand against him now.

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#50 sweep  Moderator

2 spots left! Last chance, folks!