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929 days, 20 hours, 21 minutes ago
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Wandering Tribes, Crazy Intermix, Color Minefields by Player - all now available

We have a new client feature and a couple new game settings for private games ready for you to play with. First, the new client setting (ctrl-F5 top make sure you have the most recent version):

1. Color Minefields by Player Color (Settings page, under View Settings) - Pretty straightforward, if this is enabled and you have assigned a specific color to a player, their minefields (except webs) will be shown in that color, instead of the usual red/green/yellowish. You don't have to assign colors to every player for this to work. Those unassigned will just continue to use the default colors.

And there are 2 new setup options available for private custom games, found on the Starmap tab:

2. Random Locations for Extra Planets/Ships - building on the extra planets/ships settings recently released, this will distribute the extra starting items randomly throughout the map, instead of clustering them around your homeworld. This should allow you to create scenarios similar to "Crazy Intermix" from the older versions of VGA Planets.

3. Wandering Tribes Settings - one of the most requested scenarios, Wandering Tribes starts you with no planets, but a number of fully loaded Super Transport Freighters to build your empire with. The number of starting freighters is configurable with 6 being the most common from the older version. We load our freighters a little differently than in the older version with cargo as follows:

- 1500 clans
- 200 duranium
- 200 tritanium
- 200 molybdenum
- 500 supplies
- 1000 megacredits

We can adjust those if needed once some test games have been run, and we have some data to look at. There are also a few options for where the freighters start:

- Use Homeworld Areas - Based on whatever homeworld layout you have selected, will put each player's freighter fleet in the general area the homeworld would have been.
- Everyone at the Center - All freighters from all players start at the same spot in the center of the map.
- Random - The freighters are scattered across the map individually, instead of starting together as a fleet.

Testing on these settings has been pretty light, but feel free to try them out in your own private games and let us know how it goes. We are planning to also introduce some public games using these settings in the future. Enjoy!
929 days, 20 hours, 0 minutes ago
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Nice! Thank you, guys!
929 days, 19 hours, 47 minutes ago
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frostriese
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Post XMAS gift ... awesome!
929 days, 17 hours, 54 minutes ago
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iso--t
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Awesome!
929 days, 16 hours, 9 minutes ago
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gnerphk
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Very nice. Very nice indeed.
929 days, 15 hours, 50 minutes ago
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obazda
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Thank you BB for having an ear for the wishes of the community and that you implemented so many nice gameplay and forum improvements over the last months.
929 days, 12 hours, 55 minutes ago
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atticus vile
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This site is outstanding.
929 days, 11 hours, 52 minutes ago
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mrchrstn
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Cool stuff.
929 days, 10 hours, 39 minutes ago
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Thank you! Let's test it out, folks!
929 days, 8 hours, 24 minutes ago
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odalf
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Well done guys !
929 days, 3 hours, 29 minutes ago
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turssi
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I think this is the second update notification I spot in the feed. How many have I missed? Can you post these as news?
929 days, 3 hours, 17 minutes ago
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@Turssi,

The Editors track the announced changes to the game and the UI. The following page includes both Newsfeed announcements and News announcements. While we do this to simplify our lives (it makes some kinds of research simpler), the page also provides the information I believe you're looking for.

http://planets.nu/#/howtoplay/Announcements
929 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
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glyn
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@Turssi: You can view posts by category. In this case 'Change Announcements' is; http://play.planets.nu/#/activity/category/58

They won't be in order though, just whatever thread was most recently posted to.
928 days, 7 hours, 1 minutes ago
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turssi
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Thanks guys.

@Whisperer: What is the click sequence to the 'Announcements' in the How To Play segment? I couldn't find a link to that sub-page.
928 days, 6 hours, 52 minutes ago
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@Turssi,

> What is the click sequence to the 'Announcements' in the How To Play segment?

We hadn't found a permanent home for it. I just added it to the bottom of the General Information page.

HOW TO PLAY
General Information
Planets.nu Announcement History

It should be noted that this page contains the announcements from both the activity-feed and the "News" feed.
927 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes ago
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The changes to the Game Design page have been documented, as have the Wandering Tribes scenarios.

http://planets.nu/#/howtoplay/customization
http://planets.nu/#/howtoplay/wandering-tribes
926 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes ago
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There is now a BARE BONES guide to creating games using non-standard starting scenarios. Currently, it provides enough information to allow players to build the games. As we learn more about these games, the additional information will be added to the guide.

http://planets.nu/#/howtoplay/g-scenarios

Have fun :)
926 days, 0 hours, 6 minutes ago
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joshuax
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I just wish the site would give us more freedom for game configuration. I remember with great fondness the many configurables of PHOST. Always could offer defaults--but geez let us have options.
924 days, 5 hours, 19 minutes ago
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glyn
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Any ones in particular you after Joshuax?

I have a spare UserVoice vote I can use to make a docket... I was thinking of requesting manual Starmap creation... but that is kinda a long shot.