Man, I’m having fun playing this game, especially multiplayer!
I get my butt handed to me most of the time though and one think that I find very frustrating is trying to figure out what I did wrong or what the other players did to kick my ass so easily!
It is usually very easier to learn from your mistakes or others game play, but I’m finding that very challenging in this game.
Given that, I was hoping to get some advice from players that win or at least compete well in games they play, especially early on.
I know that each game is unique given the random events, but certain things are somewhat consistent and would like to focus on that.
I play as Science, it’s really the only faction I’ve played with, but would love to understand how to start the other factions.
From reading through the posts, I got most of my starting knowledge from EMH2006 and his post pm why Science it the best here: https://forums.offworldgame.com/461566/page/3/#3524218
(This post is not to debate that please - I’d like to discuss your winning strategies in MP games.)
What is it that you look for? What formations make you decide to play with what faction?
I look for an iron cluster and aluminum close by. The alu should be at least a 2 stack, if not 3.
Settle next to the iron, so the steel mills are connected to your HQ. Try and get as much free resources as possible. Start with two Steel and 1 Alu mine.
Here I’m not 100% sure if it’s best to grab more free resources or settle right next to the iron. Also, what Free resources are best. How far away from your iron is it worth moving to get those resources…
I think one does that same for these two.
What other starting conditions are taken into account for these?
For them you look for Carbon vs Iron. As Scavenger you should also try and buy the first plot from the black market.
After initial settle:
Now I assess the map for the first time. I probably should be doing this more at the start, but I always feel too rushed there.
This is what goes through my mind:
What resources are in short supply and what are abundant. How many geo-vents are on the map. What clusters are close to my base.
This gives me a feel of how I should proceed.
What else should I be looking for?
I try and get a Claim from the black market. If it is too expensive I’ll just wait for my iron and alu to come in and then upgrade. I would usually then try and get a geo-vent, a 3rd steel and then food or fuel, depending on the cost of those.
Robotic, Expansive & Scavenger:
I don’t have any experience with these…
At this point I need some help. I think it take too long to move to the next phase.
I know you should now look at the prices of items and decide what to do. Normally it would be Food or Glass.
Do you guys look at the other players and make decisions off that? What do you look for?
What good advice can you guys give me here?
What is your winning strategy per faction? (If you’re willing to share… )