Anyone playing Stellaris?

Discussion in 'PC and Console Gaming' started by Yakamaru, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Topic name says it all. Anyone here play Stellaris?

    Got any screenshots of an effective government system? Got a favorite setup? Feel free to share.

    I really love the expanded Ethics & Government system. (Through mods)
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  2. Kinharia

    Kinharia Drunken Irish Snow Leopard

    Stellaris is one of my favourite games from Paradox besides Crusader Kings II <3
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  3. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    I love how much the game can be modded. There are so many mods, from fuckin' Star Wars to Halo, to expanded Ethics to new ships.
     
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  4. Iovic

    Iovic Member

    I love Stellaris! Me and one of my friends play a lot of it, especially after the Utopia expansion came out.

    Once, he went down the Psionic Ascendancy path and I went down the Robotic Ascendancy path...

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    Basically, he didn't realise that the Psychic Avatar was an army, not a ship. It took him about 20 in game years to notice it sitting on his homeworld.
     
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  5. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Currently playing Stellaris with my cousin, and using a couple of mods.

    Mods used:
    New Ship Classes & More v5.0
    25 More Reactors + New Techs
    Enhanced AI
    Ethics&Government Rebuild
    Extended Traits
    Fox Portraits Dimorphism
    Planet Cap Raised
    Plentiful Traditions
    Spaceport Modules Extended
    UI Overhaul 1080p

    I found the Reactor and Ship Classes ones extremely useful. Feels more natural, due to how you gradually develop new and better reactors as you go, same goes for ships.
     
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  6. ACaracalFromWork

    ACaracalFromWork Pending Deletion

    I would like to get this game but not sure if I can get into it.
     
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  7. Iovic

    Iovic Member

    It's pretty easy to get into, at least compared to Paradox's other grand strategies.
     
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  8. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Oh yeah, definitely.

    Stellaris is a very straight forward 4X RTS.

    When you start out in your first 10-15 years, this should be your primary focus:
    Minerals>Energy Credits>Military Ships>Traditions>Research>Colonization

    Without Minerals you can't do anything. Personally I go for early Tradition, to get that -33% to orbital mining station construction costs. You save a stupid amount of Minerals in the beginning. 30 Minerals less per mining station is probably THE best starting Tradition to adopt, and do whatever else after that.
     
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  9. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Been playing on and off for a couple of months now.

    Currently playing vanilla. AND GUESS FUCKING WHAT!
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    My home system literally have ZERO resources on it. What a load of crap!
     
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  10. Iovic

    Iovic Member

    Sadly, after the latest dev diary, I can no longer recommend Stellaris. Forcing hyperlane-only kills the game for me. I just don't have fun with hyperlanes in any game ever.
     
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  11. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Heh. Personally I like Hyperlane. Makes it a lot easier to predict where people will attack, and from, not to mention you won't have them jumping straight into your core worlds, fucking shit up that's practically undefended. Also makes things a lot more systematical, as I don't really like random shit that I didn't anticipate. But at the same time, predictability is in itself boring in some ways too.

    I knew changes to FTL were coming up. Going to be interesting to read the full dev diary for the 1.9 update.
     
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  12. StolenMadWolf

    StolenMadWolf resident Lab Wolf

    Stellaris is one of my favourite 4X games. Never completed a game but it's enjoyable all the same.

    I still don't like that move to hyperlane only though, maybe because I perfer the freedom of warp which is helpful with my wide empire preference... but still...
     
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  13. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    I like Hyperlane personally, but yes.

    They're going to rebuild everything from what I hear.
     
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  14. Mabus

    Mabus Well-Known Woofer

    SOMEONE SAY STELLARIS?!!! 8U
    *throws dyson spheres everywhere*
     
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  15. Mabus

    Mabus Well-Known Woofer

    What mod is this, i sooo want it? xD
     
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  16. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Nah, bruh. Gotta throw Ring Worlds all over. xD

    The mod's a bit old, but it's the Ethics and Government rebuild/rework. It adds a LOT of stuff. I like going full tech and be ahead of everyone else.
     
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  17. StolenMadWolf

    StolenMadWolf resident Lab Wolf

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    Well, here's my current game which I will have to abandon when the update comes through. I'm the Free Cyran Clans in the North Western Corner of this galaxy. An egalitarian militant empire kinda inspired of BattleTech's clans. Originally composed of a fox like species called Vulpeans, they have since accepted many other species into their nation. They're pretty much on their way to conquering the galaxy, although a Fallen Empire has now awakened.

    Being militaristic lets you justify plenty of land grabs. I do like building wide empires. :)

    Not sure if I should do a hyperlane based playthrough with the Clans or if I should go Hive Mind/AI in a hyperlane playthrough.
     
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  18. JustSomeDude84

    JustSomeDude84 Active Member

    I've been a fan of space strategy games since getting into Master of Orion 2, Stellaris has been great. I don't mind the changes to FTL that they've got planned, I think it will improve AI tactics to some degree. I don't really play multiplayer, so I'm not sure what that's like.

    Also, CKII is great since I'm a huge history nerd.
     
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  19. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Oh yeah. Paradox knows how to deliver good games, especially strategy.

    I have CKII, but I kinda suck at it. :p
     
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  20. Jay98

    Jay98 The violent man-eater

    looks very Battlestar Galactica
     
  21. JustSomeDude84

    JustSomeDude84 Active Member

    I once played as Mali, taking over all of North Africa with the reformed African church. My vassals started conquering the Iberian Peninsula, and for some reason the Pope never really did anything. It was great, but eventually I lost the save-file to incompatible game versions.
     
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  22. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Damn, dude. That sucks.
     
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  23. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    Stellaris is one of the few grand strategy Paradox games that I haven't played yet.
     
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  24. StolenMadWolf

    StolenMadWolf resident Lab Wolf

    This move to hyper lanes might push me away from the game. I can't build wide and build a large fleet in order to stop opponents and I hate building tall.

    Moving to Hyper lanes makes my own style of play either far harder or just flat out impossible so for that reason, I might stop playing.
     
  25. Hauptmann Meade

    Hauptmann Meade Mishap Specialist

    I personally like the moral neutrality of Megacorporation. Keeps my neighbors happy and lets me expand rather peacefully while still maintaining an adequate defensive military. The credits income overshadows the "wasteful" trait too. So also nice.

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