NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

GeeZeR
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NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby GeeZeR » Thu May 09, 2013 3:33 pm

Hi guys, can you tell me if MORE will allow "scout block", like in MOO, in wich you place a single scout on the planet's orbit and nobody can colonize that planet? It's a great agressive strategy, but i think it's a stupid thing: how can a single unarmed scout prevents colonization of a entire planet? It's so boring when players just spam scouts throughout the map blocking planets and preventing early expansion... I think if you want to prevent colonization you have to send a defense squad AND order they to DEFEND the planet's orbit. Please consider this, guys.

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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby Teleros » Fri May 10, 2013 11:34 am

I could see it working against unarmed / unescorted colony ships, but there's a reason MOO2 did away with that as a tactic I think ;) .
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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby Calavero » Fri May 10, 2013 7:40 pm

In M.O.R.E. colonization in this situation will be possible. But... it could star a war, or start a major diplomatic problem.
M.O.R.E. under construction

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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby Tel » Fri May 10, 2013 8:05 pm

you have a point there, but scout IS a MILITARY WARSHIP, usually it has a single laser and missiles, so better not come near unarmed, I used this strategy in MoO1 when I wanted to delay the enemy from colonizing a nice planet, but without a strong force after a 10-12 turns the enemy colony ship returned with a couple of destroyers and kicked my scout in the teeth, brilliant A.I.

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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby Wodzu » Tue May 14, 2013 9:27 pm

I think that it should be resolved like this:

A) If there is an unarmed orbiting ship it can not block you regardless your relations with the owner of that ship.
B) If orbiting ship is armed then the owner of that ship can chose an option to block your colony ship.

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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby Teleros » Tue May 14, 2013 9:56 pm

Wodzu wrote:unarmed orbiting ship

Does it have a torch drive or some such obscenely powerful drive? If so, it's armed ;) .
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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby VenomStorm » Wed May 15, 2013 1:14 am

I like having the option to block, not always making it automatic. Sounds good to me.

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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby Tel » Wed May 15, 2013 8:58 pm

I find the "we came here first" attitude most entertaining.
Unless you are prepared to fight, you leave.
Is there a possibility to select NOT to block an unarmed alien colony ship?

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Re: NO SCOUT BLOCK PLZ

Postby VenomStorm » Wed May 15, 2013 11:00 pm

Right, having the choice to block or not block an incoming unarmed vessel. The ramifications of destroying the unarmed vessel are then yours to deal with.


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