Oh dear, oh dear. Well, let's start from the top.
As far as the OP goes...lol at the TC who thinks he's more important than anyone else.
Let me make this as simple as I can, there IS NO Single player game OK? what you think is SP is not its Skirmish plain and simple. there is nNO story there is no Plot its Skirmish. Diplomacy in the MP realm for this game is pointless. But hey lets all play it like you all want and make an alliance with each other and guess what? Game over theres no point in playing anymore because now you have no one left to fight with. Good luck with that lame ass game play.
Like I said IC would have been better off adding a whole new race that is totaly ass kicking and feared, but no we are leaft with a lame ass Diplomatic game so everyone can sit and make an alliance when theyre getting their asses kicked which is the chicken shit way of playing.
And as for your so called Karma, I could care less about that ass kissing crap, and thats all it is.
Firstly: Ass count in this post starts off nil, then jumps to a whopping 3 in the middle paragraph. Based on such high ass density I would place you somewhere in...middle-school? Am I right?
Secondly: Your argument is loltastic. If I play singly, offline, without multiple human players, that is not single-player? It's a "skirmish" mode, sure, I'll grant that, but not single-player because there's no plot? By that definition I suppose Everquest and World of Warcraft, which are clearly multiplayer games but have a plot, are technically single-player?
And thirdly, "that" is clearly not "all", because you have this post later in the thread:
BTW, this was a post from one of the nesws site today talking about the addon. this is what one user had to say about it.
Hmmm, totaly saying what I said... Geee!!!
The fact that someone agrees with you does not validate your argument in the slightest. If that were true, then the KKK's brand of white supremecy would be correct because other white supremecists agree with them.
So far Ill Ive heard out of most of you is why diplomacy is good, but not one of you have said why its going to be good. The old Turn based games like Master of Orion had diplomacy, not sure if even many of you even played that game. but you could trade Tech with the AI and make alliances, but again that worked well because that game was built from the start with that type of gaming in mind. Is that going to be the case with this new addon? I seriously doubt it, Ive modded this game and seen how the scripts work and ships gain their tech. So unless IC is going to do a full on revamping of the engine and rewrite the scripts I just dont see this happening.
You all can bash me all you want about the viability of having Diplomacy but for the most part its not a valid option unless you can trade tech, or gain territory with the AI. And you guys cant even agree or convince me that in MP games where is this or how is it going to work? And nit pick all you want about the Single Player button being there, call it SP all you want but when you get right down to it its Skirmish. For those of you that play by yourselves Diplomacy may work for you in this game if its done right. Watch and see when it comes time for the reviews that this new addon will get trashed. watch and see.
Flailing about and calling Diplomacy junk on supposition is no better than the forumites who you decry for calling Diplomacy brilliant on supposition. There is no data to work with, you are quite correct...yet it's alright for you to make assumptions about it, but not for others? These sorts of comments would be more apt if we had any hard information on the expansion.
In the second paragraph we have a return to the singleplayer argument. I direct you to my previous comment on that subject.
Thankfully that seems to be all you have to say here - which is good, because my Faulty Logic Detector is about to overheat. Anyone want to lay odds that Dark will return, totally disregard the posts in his absence, and repeat his same statements again?