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Subject: How can solo be won? rss

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Richard
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So in solo I have to bring the 3 parameters to their goals. That takes 19 steps for temperature, 14 for oxygen and 9 for oceans, makes 42 steps in total. How is that possible when I only got 14 generations times 2 actions = 28 actions available??
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Richard
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Oh ok, never mind. I now understand that I have as many actions per generation as I can afford, not just 2 ;-)
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Jakub Glazik
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Don't worry. Strangely, that's a common mistake.
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Greg Justice
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And you'd think that'd make it a crap-ton easier. Alas, my solo win ratio is only a mere 37.5%.
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Matt Smith
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ElCapitan76 wrote:
And you'd think that'd make it a crap-ton easier. Alas, my solo win ratio is only a mere 37.5%.

Yeah, it's not easy. My win rate is 60%, but only 50% when using the full (and proper) CE game. In my last game I had to get 3 levels of temperature, 3 levels of oxygen, and 2 oceans on the last round. I managed to pull it off!
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Bill Buchanan
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Is it good to not ignore your economic engine in the early generations of the solo game, so you can more later on?

I've watched some videos where people didn't buy some cards that would get credit production going, and instead just focused on cards that would push for raising oxygen, temp and oceans (I know they also increase TR by 1 each). That seemed like a mistake to me ...
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Susan Mythen
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I agree with you. From my play on the solo version, I think it's much easier to raise the oxygen & temp later on when you have more ME/resources coming in. I'd rather spend early on cards/projects that raise production rates, since those are really only going to benefit you if you buy them as early as possible.
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ElCapitan76 wrote:
And you'd think that'd make it a crap-ton easier. Alas, my solo win ratio is only a mere 37.5%.


What I find cool is that fulfilling the main goals "early" doesn't necessarily mean you'll earn the best score. I got my highest score in a game in which I barely managed to fulfill all the goals by round 14.
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Marlon Kruis
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alder99 wrote:
Oh ok, never mind. I now understand that I have as many actions per generation as I can afford, not just 2 ;-)

Yeah.....made that Same mistake in my first two games. cry
 
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