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What's New in Entrenchment?

By on March 4, 2009 1:36:42 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Blair Fraser

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What's New In Entrenchment?

 

I’m getting non-stop questions from people wondering “What’s new in Entrenchment?” and I can’t blame them. They are justified in asking because there is no single place to find an easily digestible list of the new material. My excuse is that I felt the change logs were more than sufficient however when I was brought back to reality I realized how impossible it would be for anyone not in the beta to make heads or tails of those logs (you can view them below). You all deserve a higher level perspective on what Entrenchment brings to the table. So until the manual is complete, here is my attempt at correcting the problem:

 

1.   Gameplay Example: If you like, you can start with a sample of Entrenchment gameplay written up by Brad Wardell of Stardock that includes lots of great screenshots illustrating his comments. This can be found here: Gameplay Example 

 

2.   Feature List: This list is lifted directly from our internal feature list. It’s not nearly as detailed as the change logs but it covers a lot of the behind the scenes and non-unit related material that wouldn’t be covered in the next topic. Check it out here: Feature List

 

3.   New Unit Basics and Tips: This certainly isn’t all encompassing but it’ll give you a feel for the categories of the new toys, what their function is and I give a few tips on how I like to use them. I’ll probably flush this out more over time. Check it out here: Unit Basics and Tips

 

4.   Detailed Change Logs: If you are insane or just insatiably curious and what to know every last detail of what’s new in Entrenchment, check out the complete change logs in each of these links:

Beta 1:
http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/333299

Beta 2: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/?aid=337896

Beta 2.5: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/338638

Beta 3.0: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/340287

Final 1.0: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/341103

 

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March 4, 2009 10:31:17 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

wow, cool. thanks for the effort, nice read, the reward is for all three of those, since I have to give it somewhere. also nice to hear that a manual will apparantly be coming at some point in the future.

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March 4, 2009 10:34:58 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Did you bonk Yarlen over the head until he agreed to write one? Also, nice!

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March 5, 2009 1:20:05 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Nice job with the descriptions.   It's appreciated.

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March 5, 2009 4:47:58 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Thanks a lot, that was really needed!

e-stab thinks this thread should get a sticky

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March 5, 2009 9:27:44 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Just want to add my thanks for this and the related posts.  Very helpful to me! 

I had read all of the change logs, but hit information overload and had trouble pulling the big picture out of all of the details.  So thanks again!

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March 8, 2009 6:11:57 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I have a question how do I get the game to quit the insane jumping around of the side bar when any unit starts to phase jump and I am trying to give me fleet orders?

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March 12, 2009 12:36:18 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Very interesting reads, indeed. I was unsure to reinstall SoaSE (love it, just it eats too much time... but that's why I love it ), now I don't hesitate anymore! Looks like Entrenchment is as awesome as it was promised, and much more

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April 7, 2009 5:49:08 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

A little behind the times on this reply...

I played myself out on SoaSE. Put it on the back-burner. I recived the email about the update. I bit, and bought, just on the basic features list. Have been playing a couple of days, but had no idea of the scope of additional options. After reading your breakdown of the new features, it brings a whole new excitement to the game.

Thank you Blair for taking the time to update us.

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April 8, 2009 10:03:16 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

wow now we finaly have beter stuff because it sure is hard to defend

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April 9, 2009 3:02:36 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting ,









What's New In Entrenchment?

 

I’m getting non-stop questions from people wondering “What’s new in Entrenchment?” and I can’t blame them. They are justified in asking because there is no single place to find an easily digestible list of the new material. My excuse is that I felt the change logs were more than sufficient however when I was brought back to reality I realized how impossible it would be for anyone not in the beta to make heads or tails of those logs (you can view them below). You all deserve a higher level perspective on what Entrenchment brings to the table. So until the manual is complete, here is my attempt at correcting the problem:

 

1.   Gameplay Example: If you like, you can start with a sample of Entrenchment gameplay written up by Brad Wardell of Stardock that includes lots of great screenshots illustrating his comments. This can be found here: Gameplay Example 

 

2.   Feature List: This list is lifted directly from our internal feature list. It’s not nearly as detailed as the change logs but it covers a lot of the behind the scenes and non-unit related material that wouldn’t be covered in the next topic. Check it out here: Feature List

 

3.   New Unit Basics and Tips: This certainly isn’t all encompassing but it’ll give you a feel for the categories of the new toys, what their function is and I give a few tips on how I like to use them. I’ll probably flush this out more over time. Check it out here: Unit Basics and Tips

 

4.   Detailed Change Logs: If you are insane or just insatiably curious and what to know every last detail of what’s new in Entrenchment, check out the complete change logs in each of these links:

Beta 1: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/333299

Beta 2: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/?aid=337896

Beta 2.5: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/338638

Beta 3.0: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/340287

Final 1.0: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/341103

 

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August 28, 2009 3:32:02 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

where can i buy this and does this come ith its own activation code or does it use the nonexpantion code?

michael

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August 28, 2009 5:58:47 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

legion2423, you buy it in the impulse store (online only) it has its OWN serial number and is downloaded in impulse(www.impulsedriven.com)

harpo

 

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August 31, 2009 5:25:49 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

HOW DO YOU INSTALL THIS THING CUZ EVERYTIME I DO I NEVER SEE THE STUFF IN THE GAME????

 

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August 31, 2009 6:18:19 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting iracaj06,
HOW DO YOU INSTALL THIS THING CUZ EVERYTIME I DO I NEVER SEE THE STUFF IN THE GAME????

 

you download it with impulse, it also has it's own exe and can run from the launcher

harpo

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