App description: GSB is the ultimate space strategy game. It's a strategy / management / simulation game that does away with all the base building and delays and gets straight to the meat and potatoes of science-fiction games: The big space battles fought by huge spaceships with tons of laser beams and things going 'zap!', 'ka-boom!' and 'ka-pow!'.

In GSB you put your ships together from modular components, arrange them into fleets, give your ships orders of engagement and then hope they emerge victorious from battle (or at least blow to bits in aesthetically pleasing ways).

Gratuitous Space Battles aims to bring the over-the-top explodiness back into space strategy games. The game is for everyone who has watched big space armadas battle it out on TV and thought to themselves 'I could have done a much better job as admiral'.

This is not a game of real-time arcade twitch reflexes. GSB is about what ships you design, and what you tell them to do. Your individual ship commanders have total autonomy during the chaotic battle that unfolds. This is not a tactical game, it is a strategic one. These gratuitous space battles are not won by plucky heroes with perfect teeth, but by the geeky starship builders who know exactly what ratio of plasma-cannons to engines each ship in the fleet will need.

If fighting against a fixed fleet of enemy ships isn't your thing, then GSB also has two 'survival mode' maps. In these battles, your fleet is helplessly outnumbered by wave after wave of enemies that warp in and attack you. Your fleet's final defeat is certain, but how many enemy ships will you blast to atoms before you go down with your ship?

Your space fleet awaits!

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05-11-2012, 04:45 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 433
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
I can accept the crash at Stat screen (it is not my fav feature anyway), but i am rather astonished to see my fighters desperately trying to ping a cruiser even though I do not give order to the group to take on anything larger than a fighter...
IM guessing that if there are no fighters left they will start attacking the next largest target. Now if there are a bunch of fighters left I would agree that is bug that needs fixing.
05-11-2012, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CoreyB View Post
IM guessing that if there are no fighters left they will start attacking the next largest target.
Yup they'll attack whatever is in range if it is the only available target.

05-11-2012, 03:00 PM
I'm also curious, did you set the priority slider on the attack cruiser order to minimum, or did you delete the attack cruiser order altogether? Because when I really don't want a ship to attack the wrong target, I delete the order completely.

It's always embarrassing when my ponderous missile cruiser decides to go chase after some fighters. At least your fighters were actually capable of damaging those cruisers.
05-11-2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by famousringo View Post
I'm also curious, did you set the priority slider on the attack cruiser order to minimum, or did you delete the attack cruiser order altogether? Because when I really don't want a ship to attack the wrong target, I delete the order completely.

It's always embarrassing when my ponderous missile cruiser decides to go chase after some fighters. At least your fighters were actually capable of damaging those cruisers.
I delete the attack fighters order from my cruisers all the time and they still attack fighters if they are the only targets in range of a weapon. They just won't chase them down (at least I've never seen it). They'll move toward the targets I want them to attack and then fire at them when in range.
05-12-2012, 11:23 AM
No sound

I currently purchased this game on my iPad3, I have version 1.56.2, no sound at all. Any body else has this problem? and if so does any one have a solution.

P.s sound is on full under options

Thanks for any input

Cheers
05-12-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by karol2508 View Post
I currently purchased this game on my iPad3, I have version 1.56.2, no sound at all. Any body else has this problem? and if so does any one have a solution.

P.s sound is on full under options

Thanks for any input

Cheers
Is your iPad muted? If not I'd try a reboot, then delete and reinstall if that doesn't work
05-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 391
Quote:
Originally Posted by karol2508 View Post
I currently purchased this game on my iPad3, I have version 1.56.2, no sound at all. Any body else has this problem? and if so does any one have a solution.

P.s sound is on full under options

Thanks for any input

Cheers
I don't have this problem, but I have observed it with other apps. To fix it, try switching to a song in the Music app then restart your GSB game. It seems that some apps don't release the background playing unless you force it. Restarting the iPad should produce the same effect.
05-12-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Is your iPad muted? If not I'd try a reboot, then delete and reinstall if that doesn't work
Lol no it's not muted, tried it still nothing. Very frustrating, thanks though
05-12-2012, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by JindoFox View Post
I don't have this problem, but I have observed it with other apps. To fix it, try switching to a song in the Music app then restart your GSB game. It seems that some apps don't release the background playing unless you force it. Restarting the iPad should produce the same effect.
Hmmmm any other ideas why it's not working, my other apps have no issue with sound, I tired what you have suggested with no success.

Appreciate the help
05-12-2012, 11:27 PM
Shame, but understandable why it's iPad only. I'd love this on my iPod though. I liked it on Steam.
It's a pretty cool game.

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