'the save/reload spell is the most powerful in the game'That sounds one step removed from "Just cheat already, you incompetent bastard!"
Well, when you put it like that. Youve never reloaded a save to pass a random skill check in random rpg? Never reloaded because you end up completely murdered and spent xyz amounts of consumables needlessly for absolutely no return?
Dont get me wrong, I definitely dont do this as much in aiwar, but thats just because of the way strategy games are.
So uh yeah, autosaves are pretty useful.
I couldnt really imagine playing such an rpg game without them.. At some point, in like a strategy guide somewhere, i read that 'the save/reload spell is the most powerful in the game'...
and ever since then I havent overwritten a save. Ever.
And yet I almost never reload saves in AI War, for some reason. I really can't explain it. Heh.
Yeah, I dont really reload them that often.. but now and again, I like to look back at the game and see what I couldve done differently.
In case youve read the link in my sig, ill reference that:
While doing the actual acquisition of the dyson gatlings, I never really reloaded once. It just kinda went along and worked. Mostly.
But the final push at the homeworld was slightly more difficult - it took about 3 tries to actually manage to do things right (a few times i turned off /everything/, including the cloaking starships.. boom goes fleet. Once I left the starships operational, starships break cloak and boom...). However, those were just kinda minor technical mistakes, that I almost feel bad for saying, but any amount of competence wouldve avoided that, and I didnt really like that.
As for actual strategy things that I cant influence, I dont save/reload. I wont reload a game after a wave hits and i lose to add turrets or defenses if it breaks through. I wont really load after any given attack if it failed miserably..
The only time I really got heavy on reloading was during playtesting the spire plot - i didnt really feel like restarting the game every time i did something stupid, and wait out hour+ long 'plot spacers' that someone thought would be a great idea........... Ok, not really, just they took forever to complete. So i got one game running where I didnt let die, and reloaded if stuff went drastically wrong.
Anyway, that concludes todays randomly large post.