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Homeworld
Page 3 - Multiplayer
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: January 08, 2000
Category: Software
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The multiplayer in the game is excellent. It is also very challenging at the same time. Game creation and joining a game is a snap. One connects through WON just as he/she would in Half Life. One is even able to recruit players while in a game "holding area." Unlike StarCraft, one can chat with people in the main chat room at the same time as you're in a game chat. This helps immensely in getting enough players for a team match-up.
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Almost Ready to Attack
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Support Frigate Helping Out

I only have one major problem with the multiplayer setup. It does take a LONG time to start a game (sometimes), especially if you have/are behind a firewall. When I clicked on the start game button it could take more than 5 minutes to start the game. Which actually is a pretty long time if you think about it. Though they do score major points for having an option for firewall users to select.
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Support Frigates Kill Too!
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A Time To Kill

One last thing I would like to mention, there are tons of options in setting up multiplayer and skirmish (vs. CPU) games. One could have bounties; those can be set to different reward levels. One can choose the option of not having to harvest resources (getting periodical "injections" instead). One could set their colors, race, whether they get a Mothership or a carrier, and much more. There are even preset game types one can choose from, like bounty hunter (I'm sure you can guess what you do in that).
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A Time To Die

Overall, the multiplayer in Homeworld is astounding. Probably the best or one of the best I've ever played. I couldn't directly say, "It's better than Quake III," because they are two totally different games and, therefore, have two totally different styles of multiplayer.

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