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Offline Sparhawk

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2020, 06:45:13 PM »
I had the opportunity to play Aurora exclusively for a 3 month period between jobs 10 years ago. It demanded my full attention. Reading Steve's AAR for his Imperium scenario really, really makes me yearn for the time to devote to this game again. Who new one could be so passionate about surveying systems, designing ships, and so much more.

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2020, 07:52:49 PM »
I am totally lost and have no idea what Aurora is.
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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2020, 07:57:41 PM »
Very deep, very immersive practically text only 4x game

Want to fire a missile? Design the engine, the mount, the warhead, the fuel

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2020, 08:00:40 PM »
Sounds like...work.
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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2020, 09:01:59 PM »
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Offline undercovergeek

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2020, 11:24:59 PM »
Sounds like...work.

But weirdly rewarding

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2020, 06:11:27 AM »
Sounds like...work.

But weirdly rewarding

I tried the original. The learning curve is steep, requiring a commitment of time and effort I wasn't ready to give. Sort of like the commitment of time and effort necessary to learn a complicated flight sim, but without the graphic and visual rewards of a flight sim.

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2020, 03:51:43 PM »
I found it to be a lot of fun and a great way to pass hours and hours of time.
Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2020, 01:57:48 PM »
Sounds like...work.

But weirdly rewarding

I tried the original. The learning curve is steep, requiring a commitment of time and effort I wasn't ready to give. Sort of like the commitment of time and effort necessary to learn a complicated flight sim, but without the graphic and visual rewards of a flight sim.

Yeah, like a flight sim I had to RTFM/tutorials to figure out the most basic stuff... but unlike flight sims there's really nothing to compare Aurora to. I'm very keen on detailed 4X games, and this is about all I really have to go with atm.

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2020, 03:23:51 AM »
Hi Everyone, Monkex here, I'm a 60yo, been a gamer since year dot. I've played miniatures especially WW2 20mm and ACW 15mm. I got hooked onto boardgames years ago with the arrival of SPI's Strategy and Tactics, beginning with Napoleon at Waterloo and going as far as Europa's Fire in the East which was titanic to say the least. On PC I think it all really kicked of with X-Com and now I'm playing Ultimate Admiral Age of Sail.
I really like Aurora and I'm looking forward to the new iteration, I'll be weaving a bit of a story into my next playthrough.
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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2020, 09:34:21 AM »
Welcome aboard monkex!!   :)
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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2020, 12:06:05 PM »
+1.  Great, we need more young blood like you!
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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2020, 09:13:22 PM »
I remember a couple of Let's Players I used to follow on Aurora and that helped with learning the basics.

So one weekend I played and had a blast. Had a ship sent it out and then discovered it needed to refuel.

SO YEARS LATER, I built a ship that could do that, and it finally got to the ship that needed the refuel and I was able to bring it home.

I don't think I did anything military as far as warships , just the basic gravitational surveys and geological surveys, and maybe a jump point to a new system. But that was it.

But if C# is shaping up, I might be willing to give it a go.

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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2020, 04:08:27 AM »
Wish Steve would stop being such a stickler for perfection and just release it a few days earlier than he would really prefer under normal circumstances.with guys being couped up inside and all the fear and anxiety about this new world we find ourselves in, it sure would be a boost to morale. The little things can make a big difference sometimes.
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Re: C# Aurora
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2020, 05:25:12 AM »
I bounced off this so many moons ago I hardly remember it, or why.  Will have to take another look when it's released.  Thanks for the thread.
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