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8 days ago
Topic:
Where did you hear about Barons of the Galaxy?

tencursatefut
tencursatefut
Posts: 2
Doctor Dread wrote:
tencursatefut wrote:
John wrote:
Heard of it from a friend, who in turn heard of it from the old Astro Empires, which we both used to play years ago, apparently he still hangs around the forums.



AE is more of a pay2win game, you will see that the players who didnt pay for subscription arent allowed to build up to more than lvl5 economic centers. This is a great inequality.

And to be on topic, it just happened to find this game. Which I see it's very convoluted.

One question, does this server really hold like 244.140.624 records (244 mil) for the map table in SQL? On AE they had like 10k records for each div I think for every galaxy. They have a similar map to this one used here..
244 mil records in the database seem much to me.



That's not how the game is laid out in the database. The only things in the database , are things IN the game. The only planets and stars in the game right now are the ones you can see. When a new system opens up its randomly generated on the spot. There are rows in the database for the other Stars (which is 25 in the terran sector) and there's only 1-2 sectors opened up. Only a few of those stars are actually populated with planets (like 10 more rows per star for planets) and each planet might have 50 rows for the resources etc. There's a row for every product stack until it goes to zero and disappears, a row for every military unit etc. The database for the game is 500meg - 1 gig in size, and has "thousands" of rows not "Millions".

If there were 10,000 players and several zones opened up and generated you would get to the "millions"

When you are zooming out on the galaxy map in mostly empty places, its bringing back a dozen rows of data at most. It can theoretically get as big as it needs to. The size of the galaxy was made at that scale more for "realism" and to give a way to perhaps do events or expedition quests that takes weeks even on a warp gate. . I would never expect the game to ever get out of the Alpha quadrant. I figured going between two Zones would be a huge thing.

The game kind of requires a dense amount of players in one place in order to make the economy "work" so the game expands when the "economic real estate" starts to get tight and crowded. This makes it useless to fly off deep into the galaxy though, there's nothing out there. I was working on making exploration quests and actually put things "out there" but the game dev is kind of on hold for a while .



Ok, thanks.
I asked because I've seen coords like this: 0 : 9765625
So really wondered if they were preset or generated on the run.
Good to know more about the design.
edited by tencursatefut on 10/8/2021
20 days ago
Topic:
Where did you hear about Barons of the Galaxy?

SpaceExplorer10
SpaceExplorer10
Posts: 1
mcvanderhuge wrote:
just was googling browser games. and it took me here..

same
9/10/2021
Topic:
Starbase bug

Magewood
Magewood
Posts: 1
Magewood
Magewood
Posts: 1
Topic: Starbase bug
I noticed that when upgrading a starbase while constructing a ship in it, it will negate the x2 building speed for the ship in progress when it upgrades.

ex. a battleship normally takes 250 turns in a normal shipyard to make. 125 turns in a starbase. when the starbase upgrades from level 1 to level 2, the battleship being built now needs 250 turns instead of the 125 it was on before.
edited by Magewood on 9/10/2021
8/8/2021
Topic:
Posting threads causing multiples.

HenriDavidon
HenriDavidon
Posts: 6
Hi (I don't work here, just helping). There is no delete function for comms posts (probably to avoid confusion etc). Threads expire on their own, especially/only when nobody posts inside them.
If you hit post and nothing happens, assume it posted, copy your post (so you don't lose it) and open a new page or refresh the page to check that it worked.
7/30/2021
Topic:
Posting threads causing multiples.

Xhaldor
Xhaldor
Posts: 1
I posted a thread about selling ships but when I pressed the button to post the thread, it took a while and I tried it again, again, and again. I refreshed the page and four of these topics were posted. How do I delete these clones?
6/30/2021
Topic:
Where did you hear about Barons of the Galaxy?

Doctor Dread
Doctor Dread
Administrator
Posts: 1470
tencursatefut wrote:
John wrote:
Heard of it from a friend, who in turn heard of it from the old Astro Empires, which we both used to play years ago, apparently he still hangs around the forums.



AE is more of a pay2win game, you will see that the players who didnt pay for subscription arent allowed to build up to more than lvl5 economic centers. This is a great inequality.

And to be on topic, it just happened to find this game. Which I see it's very convoluted.

One question, does this server really hold like 244.140.624 records (244 mil) for the map table in SQL? On AE they had like 10k records for each div I think for every galaxy. They have a similar map to this one used here..
244 mil records in the database seem much to me.



That's not how the game is laid out in the database. The only things in the database , are things IN the game. The only planets and stars in the game right now are the ones you can see. When a new system opens up its randomly generated on the spot. There are rows in the database for the other Stars (which is 25 in the terran sector) and there's only 1-2 sectors opened up. Only a few of those stars are actually populated with planets (like 10 more rows per star for planets) and each planet might have 50 rows for the resources etc. There's a row for every product stack until it goes to zero and disappears, a row for every military unit etc. The database for the game is 500meg - 1 gig in size, and has "thousands" of rows not "Millions".

If there were 10,000 players and several zones opened up and generated you would get to the "millions"

When you are zooming out on the galaxy map in mostly empty places, its bringing back a dozen rows of data at most. It can theoretically get as big as it needs to. The size of the galaxy was made at that scale more for "realism" and to give a way to perhaps do events or expedition quests that takes weeks even on a warp gate. . I would never expect the game to ever get out of the Alpha quadrant. I figured going between two Zones would be a huge thing.

The game kind of requires a dense amount of players in one place in order to make the economy "work" so the game expands when the "economic real estate" starts to get tight and crowded. This makes it useless to fly off deep into the galaxy though, there's nothing out there. I was working on making exploration quests and actually put things "out there" but the game dev is kind of on hold for a while .
6/30/2021
Topic:
Welcome to the Barons of the Galaxy Forum

Doctor Dread
Doctor Dread
Administrator
Posts: 1470
The game was much more active years ago. It needs a rework, which is something I still want to do but probably wont happen anytime this year
6/30/2021
Topic:
Transfer Cargo issue

Doctor Dread
Doctor Dread
Administrator
Posts: 1470
Doctor Dread
Doctor Dread
Administrator
Posts: 1470
Topic: Transfer Cargo issue
damien wrote:
I am unable to pick up "all products" within a specific product category. The order automatically changes to pick up "all products" from all categories. For example, when I enter a "Transfer Cargo" order to "Pick Up" "Everything" in the "Clothing" category, the order gets changed to pick up everything from all categories upon clicking "Add this order".



I don't think it was ever coded to be able to pick up all products from a category All Products was everything. The category dropdown was there to be able to narrow down a specific product. Not intuitive I know, Its something that might be changed one day when the interface is updated.
6/5/2021
Topic:
Trading

DeltaX1121
DeltaX1121
Posts: 7
DeltaX1121
DeltaX1121
Posts: 7
Topic: Trading
Hey Coolkid! Try the ingame Comm tab, more people read stuff there wink
5/31/2021
Topic:
Trading

Coolkid123
Coolkid123
Posts: 1
Coolkid123
Coolkid123
Posts: 1
Topic: Trading
I need someone to trade with Minreals for 2,000
5/26/2021
Topic:
Where did you hear about Barons of the Galaxy?

tencursatefut
tencursatefut
Posts: 2
John wrote:
Heard of it from a friend, who in turn heard of it from the old Astro Empires, which we both used to play years ago, apparently he still hangs around the forums.



AE is more of a pay2win game, you will see that the players who didnt pay for subscription arent allowed to build up to more than lvl5 economic centers. This is a great inequality.

And to be on topic, it just happened to find this game. Which I see it's very convoluted.

One question, does this server really hold like 244.140.624 records (244 mil) for the map table in SQL? On AE they had like 10k records for each div I think for every galaxy. They have a similar map to this one used here..
244 mil records in the database seem much to me.
5/11/2021
Topic:
Where did you hear about Barons of the Galaxy?

leibek
leibek
Posts: 2
i was searching for sci fi games in microsoft edge and i found it in MMORPG.COM.
5/9/2021
Topic:
Welcome to the Barons of the Galaxy Forum

leibek
leibek
Posts: 2
this game looks good.......i never played a game like that before.he looks unique.
4/20/2021
Topic:
Welcome to the Barons of the Galaxy Forum

testy1
testy1
Posts: 1
Im new here too. Came across it on slant.co. Looks interestingsmile
Looks like the game is still active, since inactives apparently get removed, I guess there's at least some people aroundsmile
Bit small player base though. Ah for now, im heresmile
4/17/2021
Topic:
Economical, political & community game drivers

ratat1
ratat1
Posts: 1
finaly i have reached my rank in valornat using proboosting.net
3/9/2021
Topic:
Transfer Cargo issue

damien
damien
Posts: 10
damien
damien
Posts: 10
Topic: Transfer Cargo issue
I am unable to pick up "all products" within a specific product category. The order automatically changes to pick up "all products" from all categories. For example, when I enter a "Transfer Cargo" order to "Pick Up" "Everything" in the "Clothing" category, the order gets changed to pick up everything from all categories upon clicking "Add this order".
3/5/2021
Topic:
Welcome to the Barons of the Galaxy Forum

armenia4ever
armenia4ever
Posts: 1
Hi all,
Is this game still active. Saw this via a search for Astro Empires, but I'm down to give this a try.
10/10/2020
Topic:
New Structure: Packing Facility

Serenity
Serenity
Posts: 13
How about an alphabetical order based on unit names? That would be a simple systems for players to work with. And all of the units could try and load at the same location in the same turn.

Example:
  • 0 Metal
  • 1 Metal
  • Metal
  • Metal 1
  • Metal 2
8/30/2020
Topic:
New Structure: Packing Facility

Methanevalley
Methanevalley
Posts: 11
Perhaps we could assign a priority to each collection order? Ties could be broken by the age or name of the ship.

-Titan Industrial
8/25/2020
Topic:
Economical, political & community game drivers

Iyurrr
Iyurrr
Posts: 12
That makes sense.




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