Best and worst of SEIV

Author: Vigor_Mortis
Date: Nov 29, 2022 3:11 PM
Category: Spaceport
Posts: 9
Thought I'd post a poll of sorts about what people feel are the five best things about SEIV, and what are the five worst?


Commenter: Will
Date: Nov 29, 2022 4:36 PM
Best and worst of SEIV
1. Strategic level of game play
2. Logistical representation
3. Ship and ground combat
4. Multi-player capability
5. Economic and technical management
Commenter: Vigor_Mortis
Date: Nov 29, 2022 6:26 PM
Best and worst of SEIV
Not sure you understood the posted inquiry there, mate.
Commenter: Zed
Date: Nov 29, 2022 6:34 PM
Best and worst of SEIV
Best 5:
1-That every game can be very different just by making subtle choice changes.
2-PvP option for games
3-Space combat
4-The ability and ease of creating mods
5-The wide variety of component and facility options

Worst 5:
1-The constant need for micromanagement
2-The moronic AI in most mods
3-Ground combat
4-The limited scope of vanilla games
5-The limited types of world types/atmospheres
Commenter: bearclaw
Date: Nov 29, 2022 9:37 PM
Best and worst of SEIV
1- Modding options/ease of modding
2- multiplayer
3- open to a certain amount of play-styles/game styles (all out war, econonic develppment, etc)
4- Ship design options
5- amazingly stable for a 23-year old game

1- fixed "win" options
2- never going to be an SE6
3- no further support from devs
4- turn based combat
5- ground combat
Commenter: jedislayer05
Date: Nov 29, 2022 10:58 PM
Best and worst of SEIV
I haven't been a part of the community for long, but I might as well chime in

1: The level of customizability of your race
2: Many possible strategies and playstyles
3: Variety of items and mod potential
4: The control you have over ships
5: The way you can do turns when you want

1: The "pure violence" strategy usually employed
2: Uncomfortable method of performing certain actions
3: Similar strategies being used over and over
4: People not doing their turns without being threatened with an AI (I'm also guilty -_-)
5: Yea, no SEVI or official updates. I think a new updated game would be pretty cool
Commenter: Kamar
Date: Dec 5, 2022 10:35 PM
Best and worst of SEIV
1) Customizable races and playstyles (to some degree)
2) Ability to mod the game in various ways
3) Huge technology tree
4) Customizable ships
5) Epic battles

1) Turtling/stuck/long drug out games - the game lends itself to this type of game play
2) Repetitive strategies/similar from game to game/often boils down to the strong getting stronger/weak-weaker
3) No continuing support/growing community
4) Micromanagement of empires
5) Fiddly combat - your ships sometimes don't make choices that make sense/little ability to employ smart combat tactics - sometimes combat just malfunctions entirely.
Commenter: spork
Date: Dec 7, 2022 9:46 AM
Best and worst of SEIV
The Best Stuff
1) PBW
2) Modding
3) Ship Customization
4) Min Max heaven
5) Nostalgia

The Not So Good Stuff
1) Not enough players
2) No dev support
3) A lot of fiddly bits (planet capture, drones, ship orders, etc)
4) Weak AI
5) Runaway Micromanagement - Turns can take way too long in the mid and late game
Edited 2 time(s). Lasted edited Dec 7, 2022 9:49 AM.
Commenter: NeuroCPU
Date: Aug 20, 2023 6:05 PM
Best and worst of SEIV
3- no further support from devs
The Not So Good Stuff
2) No dev support

there is an ongoing effort