The quote is from the other thread...(spelling corrected)Ramcat wrote:A retaliation wouldn't change the original parameters.... but then again... I'd like a mode where challenges do limit by credits and pilots spent in retaliations. It would be a "duel down" from the starting fleet until the last man standing (so to speak). Each time I beat him, he has to beat me with less, then I have to beat him with less. Until neither of us can build a fleet to beat the other's with less. The guy who built the "unbeatable" fleet wins the "duel down".
As I was writing this I was thinking that responses would be private, and that everyone who fought the duel would privately post their winning fleet back to me (or the person starting the "Duel Down") Then it dawned on me that the issue of cross posting could be solved by publicly posting your "wins". The problem is naming the cross-posts and being able to chain them back to the original challenge. It just gets messy (example):
Ramcats Duel Down 1 Aliandro Thunderbird Berny_74 Pilots 18 Cost 53,123
Ok I would still suggest privately posting your wins back to the person who started the duel. And if you have an ingeneous fleet you'd like others to beat, you could post it publicly as a new "Duel Down".
So here is my thought on naming convention:
[Player Name (poster)]s Duel Down [number] Pilots [number] Cost [number]
Example: Ramcats Duel Down 1 Pilots 20 Cost 91,820
If you win you post back with the first part of the name and yourself and your pilot/cost count.
[Original Duel Down name and number] [your name] Pilots [your count] Cost [your cost]
Ramcats Duel Down 1 Cetiah Nova Pilots 17 Cost 72,101
You'll have to self requlate your pilot count and costs because the map won't do it for you. Unless you create a custom map each time (can you do that?).
I was going to say you should play the same race everytime but I'm not sure I would make that a requirement. What do you all think (Race Duel Downs?, maybe when you're indicating you'd like that requirement?)?
Any suggestions? Better naming convention?
Give me a minute to get my fleet up. And yes, it will be a missile spammy heterogeneous fleet. Think of it as a well equiped invading army you're about to chop up. Then as the war rages on and we don't have enough resources, we'll have to inovate to beat you (I wonder if this will be good practice for the campaign?).