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5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 12:22pm

Cabin Boy no.pwnage

Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 641

1. Do you play Galcon in landscape or regular mode?

2. Do you use both hands or just one?

3. Do you use 1 finger or multiple fingers, and which one(s)?

4. Rank what percentages you use from greatest to least.

5. How do you think of ships or fleets? As numbers, as one whole ship, like what? This question requires answers a bit more complex then the questions above.

EDIT: I reworded some sentences, fixed a couple spelling errors and grammar mistakes, so I don't know how I could've possible offended you with my usage of the english language.
post updated on Jul 13, 2009 @ 12:24pm
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 12:28pm

Cabin Boy no.pwnage

Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 641

I am hoping this doesn't go off topic, so try to keep your replies short, sweet, and to the point :)

Here is my answer:

1. Regular mode.

2. Just my right hand.

3. Just my thumb.

4. Well overall 100, 25, 50, 75. But I am in the process of changing my play style.

5. I see my fleets as checks (like bank checks). My check of 50 can buy me 4 planets from my opponent because he just lost a check of 100 and is hovering it in the air, making inflation increase and dropping that check's value. But I am in the process of changing this.
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 12:40pm

Cabin Boy the_musician

Joined: Apr 2, 2009
Posts: 640
Location: the.musician.is.in (at)g

cool questions.  :)

1. Regular mode
2. right hand
3. pointer finger
4. 75,100,25,50
5. I view ships as water that I can pool or distribute as needed.  This analogy works for me on many levels, as I can do many things with water and water works best when moving.  My play style is very fluid.
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 3:03pm

Cabin Boy no.pwnage

Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 641

Im likin the water :D
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 3:08pm

Cabin Boy deuce

Joined: Apr 13, 2009
Posts: 680

1. Landscape 

2. Both hands to hold it. One hand actually playing

3. Right pointer finger. 

4. 75, 100, 50, 25

5. Umm. I really like musicians analogy of "water". I would have to go with something similar to that.
post updated on Jul 13, 2009 @ 3:09pm
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 5:18pm

Cabin Boy pk.wayne

Joined: May 3, 2009
Posts: 155
Location: pK.

same as deuce, cept i use my thumb not pointer. maybe thats why i misclick so ofter...fat thumb.. :P
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 5:37pm

Cabin Boy pk.56

Joined: May 3, 2009
Posts: 179
Location: pK.

1. I play in regular mode . I've tried landscape but I'm  too used to regular mode to switch now.

2.I use both hands to play . 

3. I use my left pointer finger.
(I would never use my thumb ! Madness !) 

4. 75, 100, 50, 25. :) 
I often misclick and end up using 25 when I want 100 -_-'

5.When describing the constant growth of my fleets , "Spawning Pool" comes to mind . To Starcraft players it will ring a bell ;)
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 5:41pm

Cabin Boy deuce

Joined: Apr 13, 2009
Posts: 680

LOL!!! Spawning pool!!

That's priceless
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 6:37pm

Cabin Boy no.pwnage

Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 641

same as deuce, cept i use my thumb not pointer. maybe thats why i misclick so ofter...fat thumb.. :P

 Yup :D
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 7:13pm

Cabin Boy benign

Joined: Jun 7, 2009
Posts: 261
Location: Your Pants, Bangkok

1) I play in portrait mode. I text/message alot so I have my special way of holding it (:

2) I hold it with both hands, but play with my right.

3) I often use my right thumb, but when I'm feelin risky I use my pointer.

4) 50%, 100%, 25%, 75%

5) I see them as... ships? The longer they're out and about the less they're worth, so i try to crash em asap.
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 7:41pm

Cabin Boy periwink

Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 412

1) Portrait mode (i like landscape mode but you always have to change sides when you're in the lobby)

2) I hold it between my 2nd and 3rd fingers of left hand and play with my right hand

3) Index of right hand.

4) 75% then equally 50 and 100% then 25%

5) I don't really think about counts, or even water.. i think it's a bit instinctive; if i see the opponent doing something, i react without really thinking. But the analogy with filling gaps is nice, it much describes my play, i guess.
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 8:25pm

Cabin Boy quickrime

Joined: Sep 28, 2008
Posts: 178

Interesting thread.

1) "Regular" mode

2) hold in left hand, use right digits

3) middle finger of right hand, sometimes right thumb

4) 100% (and proud), then 50%, 25%, 75%

5) This is indeed a more interesting question. I think of them sort of like numbers but more like counts. It's not "there is 52" but "there are 52." When movement happens I think of it as adding or subtracting, but the addition or subtraction of actual objects (pieces of color would be the best way to describe them) rather than an abstract numerical value.
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 13, 2009 @ 8:40pm

Cabin Boy sbdxaric

Joined: Apr 13, 2009
Posts: 599

I understand. SO its more or less all theoretical?
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 16, 2009 @ 10:30pm

Cabin Boy tinny

Joined: Jan 2, 2008
Posts: 896

1. landscape. i find that moving my finger side to side is a lot quicker than up and down
2. left hand hold. right hand play
3. pointer
4. 50% exclusive
5. ships are numbers. the best galcon players know how to count. 

the_musician..
My play style is very fluid.

describe an unfluid play style.
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 16, 2009 @ 11:42pm

Cabin Boy no.thank.u

Joined: Jul 15, 2009
Posts: 41

normal

left hand 

right thumb

100,50.75,25

i see em as fleets.... lol


my#3 answer is da same as no.problem...
post updated on Jul 18, 2009 @ 2:18am
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 17, 2009 @ 9:42am

1 Stripe Admiral sky_lark

Joined: May 9, 2007
Posts: 1236
Location: North Carolina

How many of you had to pull out your device to remember? :)

1. Landscape.

2. I hold with both hands, and use one or two hands to play.

3. I generally use my right thumb, but sometimes my left thumb.

4. I had a feeling this is going to give away a lot, so I took out the explanation. :)
This is a hard one.  100%, 75%, 25%, 50% I guess.  But I use them all pretty much the same amount.

5. Not sure, sorry.
post updated on Jul 17, 2009 @ 9:46am
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 17, 2009 @ 11:07am

Cabin Boy the_musician

Joined: Apr 2, 2009
Posts: 640
Location: the.musician.is.in (at)g

I had no idea so many people used their thumbs....
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 17, 2009 @ 12:37pm

Cabin Boy no.thank.u

Joined: Jul 15, 2009
Posts: 41

i didn't know that anyone use fingers other than their thumbs...
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 17, 2009 @ 6:42pm

Cabin Boy no.problem

Joined: Feb 27, 2009
Posts: 29
Location: Boise Idaho

1. I play regular. Since the start screen is regular, I don't like to switch.

2. Hold the phone with one hand, shoot with the other

3. I use 1 finger for shooting. I only use a 2nd finger occasionaly when i'm holding finger #1 down and ready to fire at someone, then change my mind. A tap with the 2nd finger releases that planet and I can let go.

4. 75, 100, 50, 25

5. I think of the ships as weights. I'm not sure how strong you are, but if I weigh you down enough, you finally crack and pop under the pressure, then I become the owner of your planet.

5.1 I think of the planets as colonies of soldiers, waiting for my instructions to go and take another planet of which they conquer and grow!
Re: 5 Simple Questions :: Jul 18, 2009 @ 2:16pm

Cabin Boy no.pwnage

Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 641

1. I play regular. Since the start screen is regular, I don't like to switch.

2. Hold the phone with one hand, shoot with the other

3. I use 1 finger for shooting. I only use a 2nd finger occasionaly when i'm holding finger #1 down and ready to fire at someone, then change my mind. A tap with the 2nd finger releases that planet and I can let go.

4. 75, 100, 50, 25

5. I think of the ships as weights. I'm not sure how strong you are, but if I weigh you down enough, you finally crack and pop under the pressure, then I become the owner of your planet.

5.1 I think of the planets as colonies of soldiers, waiting for my instructions to go and take another planet of which they conquer and grow!


Why cant everyone be as organized as no problem here? Even my opening wasnt as organized!!!!

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