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OftenBen  ·  364 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you playing?

Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn

I for some reason find it easier to roleplay the Borg than the Imperium of Man in this game. Right now I've got myself in a pickle where no one can attack me, but the minute I try and launch an offensive to clear up some robotic lebensraum, I'm going to kick off World War 1 but in space, thanks to the dense and completely nonsensical alliances the AI have made with each other. Tried a few different opening gambits and still end up pulling the attention of some key players too quickly. Looks like I'm just gonna have to build up an overwhelming deathblob of a fleet to make headway, tactics be damned. Then comes the question, do I build 50 capital ships of the line with support craft? Or a MILLION TINY MISSILE FRIGATES.

Things to ponder.

Overwatch while biking continues to be the best way to do cardio and not get worked up about Overwatch. Yes, it's fundamentally a reskin of TF2, and I don't care. I didn't get into TF2 early enough to have logged the hours necessary to get good at rocket jumping and similar 'basic' mechanics, so there's a skill-floor that I just can't get up to. Overwatch is easy, approachable, and I don't feel bad playing it with a controller while sweating on a bike.

Because kantos mentioned Minecraft, I'd be interested in hosting a server again if anyone wanted to play, it's not expensive. I've always had a good time with survival islands and such.