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Stellaris patch Asimov 1.2 released, it's a good one

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I've been scared to click that play button on Stellaris recently, as it sucks up so much time it's crazy. The patch named Asimov has been released!

To be honest with you, I still think it's one of the best strategy games available to date on Linux. For a space sci-fi fan like myself it's a wet dream.

It features improved diplomacy, improved visuals and space battles and lots of other smaller changes.

See the full patch notes here.

It's on sale right now on Steam, so it's a good time to pick it up.

I would really like to do a big multiplayer game one day, who would be up for it?
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glidder 27 June 2016 at 6:44 pm UTC
I'd like to be in one such multiplayer event!
I haven't tried the new patch yet, but the diplomatic incidents sound interesting.


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Mountain Man 27 June 2016 at 6:48 pm UTC
"Borders are now open to everyone by default"

This is the feature I was most looking forward to since it could really kill the momentum of a game when you suddenly found yourself boxed in by competing empires, and trying to get them to like you enough to grant border access was a long and tedious process.


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liamdawe 27 June 2016 at 6:54 pm UTC
Mountain Man"Borders are now open to everyone by default"

This is the feature I was most looking forward to since it could really kill the momentum of a game when you suddenly found yourself boxed in by competing empires, and trying to them to like you enough to grant border access was a long and tedious process.
Bingo, it's space after all, there is nothing realistically stopping a ship crossing a border, it was a weird artificial limitation.
wvstolzing 27 June 2016 at 7:12 pm UTC
Are there actual Asimov references in this game? Either homages, or borrowed concepts, etc., from the Foundation and Galactic Empire series?
Mountain Man 27 June 2016 at 7:20 pm UTC
wvstolzingAre there actual Asimov references in this game? Either homages, or borrowed concepts, etc., from the Foundation and Galactic Empire series?
There's no connection beyond general science fiction tropes. The Stellaris dev team simply decided to name their patches after well-known science fiction authors, although I think they should have started with Verne and Wells who are commonly regarded as the fathers of science fiction.
wvstolzing 27 June 2016 at 7:30 pm UTC
liamdawe
Mountain Man"Borders are now open to everyone by default"

This is the feature I was most looking forward to since it could really kill the momentum of a game when you suddenly found yourself boxed in by competing empires, and trying to them to like you enough to grant border access was a long and tedious process.
Bingo, it's space after all, there is nothing realistically stopping a ship crossing a border, it was a weird artificial limitation.

'Weird and artificial'? The Federation disagrees:

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melkemind 29 June 2016 at 1:30 pm UTC
Imagine if your job was to patrol the "neutral zone". Is it possible to die of boredom?

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