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Re: Economic spread sheet

Just want to ping in and apologize for not having gotten the time to make that video. Hoping to block out some time this weekend.
by Xveers
on Wed 22 Jul 2020 00:00
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Economic spread sheet
Replies: 31
Views: 1392

Re: Economic spread sheet

I have a question in a similar vein; apologies for the hijack. :oops: I'm using an older version of Excel that can't handle the depth of function calls in the SSF spreadsheet. I do, however, also have OpenOffice which can open the spreadsheet (it takes about 10 minutes to convert), so I was wonderi...
by Xveers
on Mon 06 Jul 2020 18:36
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Economic spread sheet
Replies: 31
Views: 1392

Re: Gunboat question for GBa (SL6 GB)

As an addendum, the first time I rolled out the Baltic -class, it was a terrifying sight for my enemy. He sent in a small gunboat strike on what he thought were some defenseless battleships (since he'd only ever seen my Mk1 FlaK CLs) and two of them in datalink completely killed a Gba flight, and an...
by Xveers
on Sat 04 Jul 2020 22:49
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Gunboat question for GBa (SL6 GB)
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Economic spread sheet

It's kind of funny that about a year ago I asked if there was interest in doing a quick video walk through of the spreadsheet, but there wasn't a lot of interest. Guess that means there's interest now :) Let me do some playing around, I might be able to get something done up tomorrow or maybe Monday...
by Xveers
on Sat 04 Jul 2020 21:24
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Economic spread sheet
Replies: 31
Views: 1392

Re: Useless Weapons

But xveers do you feel these advantages justify having such a large ship requirement? Like I said a modifier of 9 would make sense seeing how that would allow BBS to have turreted Kx’s you still would not see any turreted Kcx’s Or Khx’s. I just think that the advantages you list don’t warrant the 5...
by Xveers
on Sat 04 Jul 2020 21:05
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Useless Weapons
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Gunboat question for GBa (SL6 GB)

Dedicated PD ships don't really work out, since they mostly defend themselves, and not their targets, so everything that doesn't carry around that kind of PD is still vulnerable. Also, nothing but PD currently deals significant damage to GBs early on. Your 10 Db only get a BASV of 30, with some 20H...
by Xveers
on Sat 04 Jul 2020 03:49
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Gunboat question for GBa (SL6 GB)
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Useless Weapons

The K weapons are one that definitely look weak up front. Crappy arcs, low damage, and shorter range compared to other LRW. While you're looking at fully turreted K weapons requiring a massive ship, broadside K require a FAR smaller ship (IIRC you can fit a Ke on a broadside heavy cruiser), and a br...
by Xveers
on Sat 04 Jul 2020 03:22
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Useless Weapons
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Economic spread sheet

What kind of a to-do would you like? plugging data into the spreadsheet, running/managing a turn, something else?

Let me know. I'm sure that I can whip something up for you :)
by Xveers
on Sat 04 Jul 2020 03:05
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Economic spread sheet
Replies: 31
Views: 1392

Re: Population for Sensors

At the start of the game, your colony has a range of 60 tH. That seems pretty bad for the cost. Even with Yca, the range is only 1 sH. I'm wondering if people build little outposts for that effect, like in the Ernie's Earthling Empire tutorial. I've done it before, but I did that on a planet in the...
by Xveers
on Wed 27 May 2020 23:18
 
Forum: Solar Starfire
Topic: Population for Sensors
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Ultra (and broadly compatible with Solar) Low-tech ships

DeC Warships - (SL 1-5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forbin-class FG 22 HS / 27 TS [4] S×3A×3H(Ja)(Ja)Qa(Ja)(Ja)(Ja)QaMgLja [7/2] Trg: 1 Def: 0 Cost: 261.1 / 39.2 SL 1 {SOLAR} 16 HTK S×3 A×3 Lja×1 (70 MSP) ----------------------------------------------...
by Xveers
on Tue 19 May 2020 20:35
 
Forum: Starfire Unit Designs
Topic: Ultra (and broadly compatible with Solar) Low-tech ships
Replies: 0
Views: 378
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