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    I enjoy spending time with my son, playing online games, reading, and teach math.

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  1. Returning Player Questions for Draco

    I know I'm going to open a can of worms here but hey that's what I do. I do not believe that certain modifiers even do anything in game. Certain people will claim that the modifiers do something and always have but really have no information to back themselves up either way. If a modifier used to do three things even if it does one thing others say at least it is doing one. However, I say if it used to do three it needs to be boosted. I keep detailed records. I have one point of increased research. For breakthroughs and explore orders I have effectively increased by one point in one area in 51 turns. It means it is totally useless in game terms for these two things. However, for research races it does mean something in Draco not my race. I only receive the 5 percent gain. In Andromeda, it meant something for everyone. This means it has been reduced to effectively zero accept for a minor effect every 2+ years for both my empires. My race is a colonizer. However, in Draco colonization installations have been so inflated that a race that increases it production is not hampered by having to build them and can keep pace with me. Also, a research race gains the technology so fast it has no real wait time. A research race starting on a cold world with no negatives is almost just as effective as mine but gains the research bonus as well. How do I know this, I keep detailed records on different set up on large spreadsheets? There is no game balance anymore. A research race will always outpace other worlds if it starts on a cold world near asteroid belts or iron rich worlds. This is not conjecture it is because of the data. It would be nice to throw around opinions, but the data is for sure.
  2. Returning Player Questions for Draco

    In Draco, I would say yes. There are neutral worlds. I have never seen any but suspect there are. However, some people have colonies on almost every world they encounter.
  3. Game 102

    Sandy Sheep looks asks Master Spy Baa what are the shipyards used for? To deliver Children's Balloons for the orphans in Spain. Master Spy waves to the sheep on his right and left of Libya. Is it true that we will be trying to match shipyards with the other sheep, Sandy asked while watching Master Spy Baa have to use both his legs and Sandy's legs to count all the sheep? Of course not, they are not building new shipyards those are balloon factories, Master Spy Baa said while distracting her while making Balloon animals. We'll this is Sandy sheep signing off and reminding people to be nice to sheep even those sheep in Norway. Austria has declared war on Yugoslavia France has declared war on Switzerland Italy has declared war on Switzerland Hungary has declared war on Yugoslavia Finland has declared war on Norway Iraq has declared war on Trans-Jordan
  4. Colonization Draco

    The Poll is to see how many people you have on colonies in Draco. Lets see how you compare to others. I have 60090 on other worlds for the rabbits
  5. Colonial attrition

    The PMAP, I think is still useful for microorganisms only. However, it make no sense for other reasons. A world with no issues but has higher than normal losses. Worlds covered in trees but no lumber. The lines used to mean something but have no use at all in Draco. All of the installations that improve immigration are non functioning.
  6. Game 101

    Reporter Sandy Sheep reporting from a party at xLondon, Are those French Battleships attacking London, Sandy Sheep asked? OMG! Those drunk French sailors sailed right into our 21 gun salute, Master Spy Baa said from the Legendary fortress walls. Yep! those are French sailors in the water floating next to the chilled beer. Sandy couldn't shake the feeling Master Spy Baa wasn't exactly telling her everything as she sipped another drink...
  7. Colonial attrition

    Remember, Ideal to Extremely High have no real meaning in our game. Disregard these unless you are a colonizer. For a colonizer they mean use a colony dome if it is not err ideal. However, higher than ideal does not mean a colony dome is needed. The difference between all the ranges is nothing after I put down the colony dome. Also, note that each world has hidden potential to prevent losses until a certain level is reached. This has nothing to do with your CSV level. I would watch using the Imperial medical Centers on certain worlds in low numbers as they can cause a decrease potential of growth. In English, this means that you will say your getting growth but it will get none and reduce secondary growth factors. I currently have 13 Ideal worlds in my new empires home system without using anything. Best advantages 1. You start on a cold world. The funny thing is starting on a hot world doesn't really help with gas giants. 2. You have the best breathing. 3. You are temperature resistant. 4. You are long lived. 5. Max growth. (There is a way to equal this without facilities but you have to figure it out) Growth rate does impact your growth but also decreases the secondary potential after high levels of colonization. Each world should be tested for growth potential but only if you are bootstrapping. (i.e. you can move so many people you are limiting both potentials to minimum) I would improve my colonization bonuses. An installation does not exactly work at 100 per pop but is impacted by different things. One installation can be lot more than a hundred or a lot less. Depending on how many you have impacts your losses significantly. Certain amounts at low levels can cause more bang for your buck or a total loss.
  8. Game 101

    Fake news...🐑 Sandy Sheep reporting off the shores of Iceland. Master Spy Baa what are these Battleships going to be used for? Off loading chilled beer (CB) to the poor citizens of Iceland, Master Spy Baa 🐑 said munching on a long sliver of grass. Is it true Admiral Pound died off the coast of Iceland, Sandy sheep asked while she noticed planes carved into the side of anti aircraft guns. Yes, it is rumored he fell overboard after drinking too much chilled beer. We only found his hat and a 1/2 finished beer floating next to his ship.🐑 What happened off the coast of France? Sandy asked while watching how close the battleships were getting to the port. Someone set the ranges incorrectly and the beer exploded causing massive explosions, Master Spy Baa said while cleaning his monocle. Why did we declare war on France? Sandy sheep asked while watching heavy cruisers and destroyers with sailors with hats saying CB or bust. War for the independence of Beer drinking sheep everywhere...Master Spy Baa said. Master Spy Baa left to inspect more beer be loaded into the magazines, what a strange place to put it. This is Sandy Sheep signing off until next time.🐑
  9. Game 101

    Fake News report... Master Spy Baa has been sighted looking at a new declaration of war... Truth or Propaganda... Due to threats toward grazing lands near Great Britain red flags were posted across the map...Toothpicks from cocktails or future attacks... Battleships were sighted of the coast of England...War film props or a distraction. Of course, Master Spy Baa denies all knowledge as he watches crates being loaded by film crews with the initials C.B. or bust....More care packages or chilled beer... This is Sandy Sheep signing off ...
  10. Darn Rabbits in Draco Space

    Reports from deep space... From around the empire… The Honored One asked rabbits everywhere to be ready to take enemy territory... From the television of reporter Jessica Rabbit… News flash… The population of our home world is growing at an amazing rate.… From the computer of little Mikey Bur Rabbit, breaking news… The military branches need you in the invasion of enemy territories. Join now and be the first to plant a carrot on enemy home worlds.. From the local newspaper from the cities on Tovias, scientist and businessman clamor to live on off world colonies due to increased production and population growth... From the Carrot Wall Street Journal, Business leaders report that over 70 million tons of shipping is reported to be supporting business operations.. From the Military News, Fleet Commander report that the Star Kingdom Empire leaving their home system are now changing to Zulu.
  11. Game 101

    Master Spy Baa... could be seen taking a photo next to the burning shipyard and arms factory in Iceland this turn. We are looking into how this happened in Iceland. Some blame the freezing pipes...
  12. Game 101

    Did the sheep eat our turns again?
  13. Draco Galaxy turns

    Draco turns here.
  14. Game 101

    Master Spy Baa stands on the mountains of cps destroyed at xReykjavik... Fallen enemy airplanes, burnt airfields, and crumbling defenses fill the smoky ruins. Once again for another turn more ships fire. Battleships on the horizon. He wonders what a great TA Norway thought he was or is? What a bag of hot air....
  15. Game 101

    Master Spy Baa 🐑 101 game politics. Axis 1: Italy, Yugoslavia, Austria, Bulgaria, Rumania, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, Algeria Axis 2: Syria, Iraq,Trans-Jordan, Egypt, Libya Axis 3: Iceland, Norway, United States, Canada Axis 4: Denmark, Germany, France, Switzerland, Lowlands, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Baltic States, Central Russia, Persia, Saudi Arabia, Southern Russia Axis 5: Poland, Czechoslovakia Axis 6: Great Britain, Ireland 🐑