A couple of years ago, we had a fun 1v1 tournament where Jay hand-created some mirrored maps - @Dysp ended up defeating me in the finals. Jay recently gave me the ability to create galaxies with mirrored maps, so I’d like to see if there is any interest in a tournament. Think of it like a NP March Madness where each player does a face-off against another … with the winners moving on until only one is left.
As you can guess, Mirrored Maps are exactly what the name suggests - each player had an identical starting position. Hit this password protected game if you want to see what one looks like.
One issue we had a couple of years ago was that the luck of experimentation could play a significant role. While I think a little bit of randomness is a good thing, I want to de-tune that … plus prevent the game from becoming a weaponfest - i.e. whoever finishes Weapons first, wins.
So mods from default params are:
- Weapons start at Level3 plus are Very Expensive
- Experimentation is Very Expensive.
- Large (32 Star - wish I could do more) Galaxy with Far Distances
- HomeStar is 10/10/3 rather than 5/5/1
Open for suggestions on how to create a good/balanced game.
Real-time games favor those who are willing to forgo sleep, so the play is default turn-based;
8 ticks/jump and submit at least once every 24 hours.
I’ve played a couple of team games with mirrored maps and it totally ROCKS!
So holler if you’d be interested in a tournament and maybe we can put one together.
Plus if you want to play-test the format, send me a PM.