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Zuul Range Problem

Post by Sebastian » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:24 pm

Pulsed fission: "Increase in strategic ship range. (Latter is claimed but not experienced in Zuul ships)"

My colony ships have 14 ly range but the nearest star in the next cluster is 15 ly away. I have no option here but to research fusion on turn 16 because pulsed fission seemingly doesn't give zuul a range boost. How do I deal with this? STL invasion?

Edit: update, Turn 48 Fusion as Zuul... I dont think I've ever gotten it this early before

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Re: Zuul Range Problem

Post by ZedF » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:43 pm

This is pretty normal for clusters on default settings; humans have similar issues though at least node focusing is cheaper than fusion. It’s one of those cases where the map may break easier or harder depending on what other rolls you do or don’t do well with.

Ways to get around it:
- roll recombinant fissionables
- change to a different map
- change to a different average distance between stars
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Fractious Allies -- Hiver vs. Hiver, with allies
Who Let The Bugs Out -- Hiver vs. Tarka and Zuul
Tarka Ascendant -- Tarka vs. Hiver and Zuul

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Re: Zuul Range Problem

Post by Sebastian » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:48 pm

Yeah I'm doing pretty well in that game even though my starting cluster is at something like net 500 resources remaining between 11 planets lol.

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Re: Zuul Range Problem

Post by ZedF » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:01 pm

Sure... just be aware that a lead can be fragile as Zuul, especially if you are playing using the all-max-overharvest-all-the-time rubric that I’ve seen some folks advocate. If it helps you get in an aggressive mindset, great, but IMHO even as Zuul there are times and circumstances where it’s best to overharvest, and other times where it’s best not to.
Zed's TARs (sample):
Fractious Allies -- Hiver vs. Hiver, with allies
Who Let The Bugs Out -- Hiver vs. Tarka and Zuul
Tarka Ascendant -- Tarka vs. Hiver and Zuul

Strategy & Tactics Forum Archive -- More posts on strategy, tactics, and TARs

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Re: Zuul Range Problem

Post by Sebastian » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:18 pm

I threw all resources available at getting across those 15 lightyears lol, now I'm crawling back up the leaderboard by taking advantage of the AI not understanding how important it is to beeline the center of the galaxy like in the hit game Spore

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