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Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2008, 20:37
Replies: 120
Views: 14,189
Posted By furball
Re: Sarah Palin

She may have chosen to oppose the Bridge (for political reasons) but she's more than happy to keep the money.

Palin "bridge to nowhere" line angers many Alaskans...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Sep 2008, 19:54
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By furball
Re: Piyush Jindal

Given that Hurricane Gustav was a strong Category 4 hurricane while over Cuba, and that the National Hurricane Center predicted with 81% probability that Gustav would remain at Category 3 or above on...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Aug 2008, 00:11
Replies: 22
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Premiership Predictions 2008/2009

My Predicted Table Final Table Difference

1. Chelsea Man United DOWN 1
2. Man United Chelsea UP 1
3. Arsenal Arsenal CORRECT
4. Liverpool Liverpool CORRECT
5. ...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jul 2008, 08:06
Replies: 100
Views: 6,489
Posted By furball
Re: G to the De-tox

It didn't exactly help that you managed to get Kal to delete all your posts and threads.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jul 2008, 21:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,710
Posted By furball
Re: PA Olympics (ie Speedgame series)

For the love of Christ stop presuming that you understand what we're actually here for.


Moderators are normal posters and post as such. When moderating they put their 'mod hat' (technical term...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jul 2008, 07:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,710
Posted By furball
Re: PA Olympics (ie Speedgame series)

Oh get ****ed Veedeejem, don't try to pull that one. Personally I don't see anything wrong with what wakey said, if you're ready to give it out then you've got to be ready to take it.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jul 2008, 17:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By furball
Re: Maths Exam, reward

First Derivatives plc is a specialist provider of products and services to the capital market technology sector. We offer extensive expertise across a range of asset classes, systems and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jul 2008, 01:40
Replies: 29
Views: 2,792
Posted By furball
Re: What is happening??? Pls enlighten us

And how exactly is that different from the past? :crymeariver:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2008, 01:39
Replies: 106
Views: 9,508
Posted By furball
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

I will simply respond that Remy is incredibly biased in this matter as he had his own incompetencies revealed, discussed and shouted to the hilltops on this very forum.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jul 2008, 13:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By furball
Re: Dr Horrible

Can't get any sound :(
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jul 2008, 06:52
Replies: 45
Views: 3,657
Posted By furball
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

The posh bit of the family lives in Hunwick with a lovely view over the moors, the rest lived on a street in Crook with what I swear is a 1 in 5 incline.
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2008, 23:39
Replies: 45
Views: 3,657
Posted By furball
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

In the library world what counts as an underperforming library?


And yeah, you remember correctly - half of my family is from Crook/Hunwick :)



No, you see, that's the thing. There's only...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2008, 22:53
Replies: 45
Views: 3,657
Posted By furball
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

I'm going to tentatively say that libraries aren't the greatest of priorities for local council spending. Not that it should be that way, of course.



I agree with all of this. The Government...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2008, 19:05
Replies: 45
Views: 3,657
Posted By furball
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

If the individual underpaid sectors went on strike, yes. But 15k/year seems perfectly reasonable for a teaching assistant given that a similar job in finance in the City of London pays 16-18k.

...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jul 2008, 18:50
Replies: 106
Views: 9,508
Posted By furball
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

I'd say that the most important thing to take from this thread is the divisions within the PA community, and the fact that it should be ignored at all costs.


It would be a much better idea, as...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2008, 08:03
Replies: 45
Views: 3,657
Posted By furball
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

They should get over it. The same is happening to much of the private sector, who on top of that have to worry about redundancies and 'down-sizing'. The public sector is a cushy place to work in and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2008, 08:17
Replies: 100
Views: 6,955
Posted By furball
Re: For nothing can seem foul to those that win

Start posting sensibly or I'll start modding your ass.


(wakey is absolutely right on this)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 21:26
Replies: 62
Views: 3,346
Posted By furball
Re: Abuse of Position?

We aren't all privy to internal Orbit politics.


If they knew about the intent and disapproved then why didn't they tell him not to do it in the first place?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 21:12
Replies: 62
Views: 3,346
Posted By furball
Re: Abuse of Position?

If they knew about it then they are equally guilty.



He's been identified with Orbit since it ever came into existence, making that fact almost irrelevant.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2008, 21:09
Replies: 62
Views: 3,346
Posted By furball
Re: Abuse of Position?

You do have to wonder who let him into your private channel....


Sin, you're pulling the whole 'woe is me' routine. The level of guilt that you feel about Masta_Mark's cheating is irrelevant. The...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jul 2008, 08:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,805
Posted By furball
Re: Latest Kyoto Report for EU

Equally until the US joins then there's no reason for China and India to opt in. Someone has to set a precedent for everyone else to follow and only America can create the international pressure...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2008, 11:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By furball
Re: Hmmmm....

It's only Zone 1 that really gets affected by the congestion charge. We're fine out here in the sticks.


(I walk to work, **** you all)
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2008, 20:17
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By furball
Re: Hmmmm....

Sure, why not. I have no food in the house :(
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2008, 19:56
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By furball
Re: Hmmmm....

Found something about it:

http://www.casweb.org/bloomsburyassociation/news/item?item_id=134787
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2008, 19:49
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By furball
Re: Hmmmm....

How terribly beneath you.



Then again, I did go to Lewisham today!
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2008, 19:34
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By furball
Re: Hmmmm....

I doubt you were thinking about them at all...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2008, 19:26
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By furball
Re: Hmmmm....

Zone 2 :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jul 2008, 09:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By furball
Re: No Fun no Future

No, you have a strong preference for the old playerbase.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jul 2008, 08:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,240
Posted By furball
Re: Sweating

It probably looked like a heat rash. Believe it or not, doctors usually diagnose common symptoms as common illnesses. This is why people who feel "tired all the time" aren't instantly diagnosed with...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jul 2008, 00:44
Replies: 23
Views: 2,240
Posted By furball
Re: Sweating

Assuming that ITP is as rare as it sounds, it's not for the GP to diagnose you with it. The GP's job in such a situation is to refer you to someone who can diagnose you, no more.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jun 2008, 08:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By furball
Re: I never thought this would happen...

Apparantly the local Labour candidate is also opposed to 42 days. It'll be interesting to see whether or not the Government has the bottle to fight it.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jun 2008, 19:47
Replies: 89
Views: 5,190
Posted By furball
Re: No new alliances?

r16
r26
The 'Ascendancy' model hasn't been extensively tested; Ascendancy probably have the most skilled memberbase, a number of whom can BC/DC*. We don't know how an alliance would perform if it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Jun 2008, 18:49
Replies: 89
Views: 5,190
Posted By furball
Re: No new alliances?

its summer.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 21:15
Replies: 67
Views: 2,256
Posted By furball
Re: The players have voted - round 23 skin sucks

I understand what you mean but I don't agree. Players don't always want to go through the effort of changing skin. If they log in for the first time that round and are confronted with a skin they...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 19:19
Replies: 38
Views: 2,835
Posted By furball
Re: What's going on here then?

I was about to prune this thread to remove Alessio's shit but in fact it's now just pointless.


Hi Belgy.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jun 2008, 08:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By furball
Re: Out of the Stoneage

What are the best FLV players to use? VLC doesn't really do the job since you can't skip forward/backwards in the video.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2008, 10:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By furball
Re: Out of the Stoneage

Last updated: Sun, 01 Jun 2008 08:59:20 GMT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14
Extensions (enabled: 17, disabled: 0):

*...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2008, 10:00
Replies: 49
Views: 2,626
Posted By furball
Re: Planetarion for new players

Incompetent help is worse than no help at all.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 May 2008, 11:02
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

It would just be too ****ing annoying.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 May 2008, 19:09
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By furball
Re: Purchasing Asteroids

The glory was in having tens of thousands of players, not the game itself.
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2008, 19:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2008, 21:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By furball
Re: Hello

Flirtball :o
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2008, 01:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By furball
Re: Hello

Did you mean: this thread has so far unfulfilled my fantasies?
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2008, 18:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By furball
Re: Hello

kthxbye (http://www.google.co.uk/search?num=50&hl=en&safe=off&q=%22Hi+Every+One+New+To+This+Site+Lke+To+Make+Friends%22&btnG=Search)
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 16:11
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By furball
Re: July 7th 2005

There's a big difference between governments ****ing things up and governments actively conspiring against their own people.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 May 2008, 00:42
Replies: 119
Views: 3,331
Posted By furball
Re: Round 27 - increase alliance memberlimit to 100

Ascendancy is hardly a standard PA alliance.
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2008, 01:16
Replies: 59
Views: 1,842
Posted By furball
Re: The Spectator

It may not have practical uses but it's a great asset when it comes to understanding languages. It's also very difficult to dumb it down in the way you can most subjects.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 May 2008, 01:15
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By furball
Re: Congrats Ascendancy

:):):):):):):):)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 May 2008, 01:13
Replies: 119
Views: 3,331
Posted By furball
Re: Round 27 - increase alliance memberlimit to 100

To run an alliance you need HCs and officers. The number of these in PA is steadily declining.



It's much more likely that the reduce in number is due to Northern Hemisphere students having...
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2008, 00:07
Replies: 59
Views: 1,842
Posted By furball
Re: The Spectator

precisely.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2008, 23:56
Replies: 119
Views: 3,331
Posted By furball
Re: Round 27 - increase alliance memberlimit to 100

The idea of not counting all of an alliance's members towards its score is a cop-out in my view. It leads to flagshipping and having two classes of alliance members, something that I believe is...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 23:54
Replies: 59
Views: 1,842
Posted By furball
Re: The Spectator

Stop, stop, stop, you're killing me.



The day that you stop telling us that we should "socialise the means of production, dismantle the chains of private property and create an economy owned by...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 18:51
Replies: 59
Views: 1,842
Posted By furball
Re: The Spectator

The Spectator and the Guardian....what an amusing mix you've tried to come up with for me. The Guardian is complete wank and anyone who reads it for anything but comedy value is a pillock.

The...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 May 2008, 22:53
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By furball
Re: Prehavoc

That's not my recollection, I thought they were always 15 minutes. Perhaps it's the speedgame where ticks changed?
Forum: General Discussions 19 May 2008, 22:53
Replies: 59
Views: 1,842
Posted By furball
Re: The Spectator

I quite like the Spectator. It's far from perfect but it's by far superior to any other political magazine out there. The Swedish education system article that ASG is referring to is quite superb and...
Forum: General Discussions 18 May 2008, 19:30
Replies: 58
Views: 2,461
Posted By furball
Re: I am terribly ill

It may not bother you but you're not everyone. Many people prefer to keep their online 'lives' and their real lives separate. The other thing to remember is that not everyone is as accepting of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2008, 19:24
Replies: 34
Views: 2,563
Posted By furball
Re: Why...

I only remember the one main time that you did that, and you should remember that I backed it fully.



Yeah. Stupid, isn't it?
Forum: General Discussions 18 May 2008, 17:20
Replies: 58
Views: 2,461
Posted By furball
Re: I am terribly ill

Whereas you look more like Lurch from The Addams Family.



I think it'd be fantastic for something to be sent from us to dda, I just don't want to have him trying to answer difficult questions...
Forum: General Discussions 17 May 2008, 23:38
Replies: 58
Views: 2,461
Posted By furball
Re: I am terribly ill

Given that dda will have visitors who will be interested in reading the notes attached to the flowers that he is sent, I suggest that discretion may be more appropriate than a witty comment.
Forum: General Discussions 17 May 2008, 23:17
Replies: 58
Views: 2,461
Posted By furball
Re: I am terribly ill

I suspect that address is correct. His location certainly is Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. But I think that a basket of flowers from "Planetarion" would seem very odd. I suggest you PM...
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2008, 23:38
Replies: 58
Views: 2,461
Posted By furball
Re: I am terribly ill

Hope he'll be ok. Any chance you could tell us what's happened to him?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2008, 08:14
Replies: 44
Views: 1,974
Posted By furball
Re: WHOSTHESTOOM vs Denial

Well of course you wouldn't call it that, you are in Denial after all.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2008, 08:13
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By furball
Re: Alliace Code

I must have missed the requirement that all forum users are public servants.
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2008, 23:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By furball
Re: Equal pay Act 1970

That wasn't what I meant at all. I'm just suprised that Mek felt the need to ask the question here when the answer was bloody obvious.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2008, 23:15
Replies: 96
Views: 4,049
Posted By furball
Re: We shall Stoom them on the beaches

So now to post on the internet you need to preface your own posts with the disclaimer that they're just your opinion? Can't see that happening any day soon.



2 + 2 = 4

Close-minded ignorance...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2008, 22:52
Replies: 96
Views: 3,932
Posted By furball
Re: Denial or STOOM FTW?

Link to it here someone, I can't see it :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2008, 22:51
Replies: 96
Views: 4,049
Posted By furball
Re: We shall Stoom them on the beaches

That's nonsense.

This is an internet forum where people express their opinions. They express those opinions in the belief that they represent the truth (as that person sees it).


You should...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2008, 22:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By furball
Re: Equal pay Act 1970

Hansard is probably your best bet if you want the exact reasons, but it was because the Act's proponents believed that women should be paid the same amount as men for doing the same job....
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2008, 22:32
Replies: 111
Views: 11,038
Posted By furball
Re: Premiership Predictions 2007/2008

That happens in August.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 May 2008, 22:32
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

Sorry but I really don't think you know what you're talking about.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 May 2008, 19:26
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

That depends whether you co-ordinate by launch tick or landing tick, doesn't it? :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 May 2008, 13:56
Replies: 96
Views: 4,049
Posted By furball
Re: We shall Stoom them on the beaches

Would it be wrong for me to move this to RP?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 May 2008, 09:50
Replies: 102
Views: 4,847
Posted By furball
Re: 1up Vs eXilition

And on that note I'm closing this thread.

The 1up v eXilition debate has gone on and on and we all know that there will never be an answer. Ex-1ups will almost always choose 1up. Ex-eXil players...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 May 2008, 18:14
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

The 'bigger picture' that you paint is unrealistic.

As soon as you have some players that launch in the early hours then people will need to be online to do something about those incomings. We...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 May 2008, 19:20
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

The harder it is for some players to attack than others (because of a comparative lack of activity) the quicker the more active people will grow. This means that they'll grow in value quicker and be...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 May 2008, 18:43
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

There will be enough to populate a couple of alliances. All this would achieve would be to lengthen out a food-chain that's got (and this is a good thing) shorter since PAX. We can't afford for...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 May 2008, 18:41
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

Should PA be a game of skill or a game of activity? That's what this all boils down to.


Look at PA's current playerbase. The majority of players are no longer willing to get up at silly times to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 May 2008, 18:37
Replies: 160
Views: 7,899
Posted By furball
Re: Remove Prelaunches

Yeah, it probably would. For those who don't seem to understand this, it was commonplace before pre-launch for people to ask their active friends to launch for them at the appropriate time. With...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 May 2008, 21:22
Replies: 42
Views: 1,444
Posted By furball
Re: "Hidden" production issue, and general change of Production

Just go back to how we had it before the change to this, it was much better then.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2008, 00:42
Replies: 34
Views: 2,563
Posted By furball
Re: Why...

If the other alliance HCs allowed their members to post then you wouldn't get a predominantly Ascendancy/ND userbase on here. It's not Ascendancy's fault that there's hardly anyone else to post.
...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 May 2008, 13:48
Replies: 102
Views: 4,847
Posted By furball
Re: 1up Vs eXilition

You mean LCH I think, Phraktos were the joke of Round 10.5.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 May 2008, 12:59
Replies: 102
Views: 4,847
Posted By furball
Re: 1up Vs eXilition

Can't agree there. eXil and 1up spent most of the round kicking the shit out of each other while neutral alliances such as Wolfpack, NoS and Angels sat on roids and accumulated value.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 1 May 2008, 01:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By furball
Re: Firefox... argh!

Androme, I've been having the same problems!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Apr 2008, 00:56
Replies: 362
Views: 11,478
Posted By furball
Re: Given the recent rumours I've heard...

Having agreed to be Deputy Admin, that would be me :(


For those who are interested in knowing, Kal is Admin.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Apr 2008, 07:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,738
Posted By furball
Re: Lack of willing to change = demise of Planetarion

No-one really used IRC before either, they were just computer-savvy enough to work out how to install and use it. The main chat programs in 2000 were probably MSN, Yahoo, ICQ and AIM.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2008, 00:22
Replies: 362
Views: 11,478
Posted By furball
Re: Given the recent rumours I've heard...

To echo what lokken said, people have come to us with concerns. They have been listened to and at present there are no viable reasons for closing this thread.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Apr 2008, 10:26
Replies: 186
Views: 5,969
Posted By furball
Re: Congratulations Denial!

All I was doing was agreeing with Kargool as to what a war is. Christ, planet-targetting is not a war. A real war is constant incomings 24/7, simple as.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 22:43
Replies: 186
Views: 5,969
Posted By furball
Re: Congratulations Denial!

No, you are. He's right.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 20:38
Replies: 186
Views: 5,969
Posted By furball
Re: Congratulations Denial!

They were shit back then and they're still shit now. Congratulations, you just won the Special Olympics.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Apr 2008, 23:32
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By furball
Re: Bring back the extra ETA research

Someone's conveniently forgotten that NOT EVERY PA PLAYER LIVES IN A EUROPEAN TIMEZONE.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Apr 2008, 22:35
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By furball
Re: Bring back the extra ETA research

How would that ever be a good thing?
Forum: General Discussions 4 Apr 2008, 19:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By furball
Re: Norwegians look here!!

Nah, it's for general stuff not PA so it stays on GD.


(sorry)
Forum: General Discussions 29 Mar 2008, 12:15
Replies: 120
Views: 3,182
Posted By furball
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Couldn't agree more.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2008, 13:06
Replies: 120
Views: 3,182
Posted By furball
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Teaching advanced Word and Excel skills would be far more useful than dabbling with graphics applications.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Mar 2008, 20:08
Replies: 82
Views: 4,921
Posted By furball
Re: Round 26 stats

I remember the days of Ter FR pods, they were cool.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Mar 2008, 20:06
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By furball
Re: Scanning

One question: why should alliances be made stronger?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Mar 2008, 14:21
Replies: 63
Views: 2,416
Posted By furball
Re: Fix cathaar by adding more killships

I love how everyone here thinks they can fix Cath where everyone else has failed before. You can't. 5-20% losses? People will take that and just land as if they were attacking any other race. You ...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Mar 2008, 19:46
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By furball
Re: Purposefully disabling your child

No, you're wrong.


A child may be the creation of other human beings but that doesn't mean that those human beings should have complete control over its existence. If they mistreat that child,...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2008, 21:29
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By furball
Re: Purposefully disabling your child

No there ****ing won't be. Intentionally creating a disabled child is immoral and wrong. How does having two deaf parents make anything better? It's the child that matters, not the parents' feelings.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2008, 20:56
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By furball
Re: Blogs

BBC Open Secrets is a good blog you're missing.

Also, try reading the Washington Post site and Times Online each day. You can probably take up a good 90 minutes with that. Aside from that I have...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Mar 2008, 20:47
Replies: 63
Views: 2,416
Posted By furball
Re: Fix cathaar by adding more killships

If you're not losing roids then any race is easy to do well with. I think it was cypher in Round 14 who started very late as a Terran but came 4th through being in 6:10, an impregnable galaxy in a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Mar 2008, 01:08
Replies: 65
Views: 1,984
Posted By furball
Re: Fake nicking: good or bad?

Person not exactly as described, news at eleven.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2008, 21:54
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By furball
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Mar 2008, 19:07
Replies: 65
Views: 1,984
Posted By furball
Re: Fake nicking: good or bad?

Because there's less activity in their galaxy channels and less chance of players taking them under their wing, since those players are still trying to protect themselves.



Agreed. If you know...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Mar 2008, 19:02
Replies: 86
Views: 3,343
Posted By furball
Re: Remove the scan tech tree

Xan should have high damage, low armour and early initiative (to make use of the damage). The type of cloaking they have is irrelevant really, except in terms of balance.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Mar 2008, 20:13
Replies: 63
Views: 2,416
Posted By furball
Re: Fix cathaar by adding more killships

Cath have never been feared. When they were on top they occasionally had seemingly impregnable planets, but you could always team up on a top Cath in a way that you couldn't do against the other...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Mar 2008, 19:43
Replies: 63
Views: 2,416
Posted By furball
Re: Fix cathaar by adding more killships

Get rid of Cathaar. Nothing else will work.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Mar 2008, 19:42
Replies: 80
Views: 3,025
Posted By furball
Re: State of planetarion, round 25

Round 14 was a summer round where hardly anyone played. A lot of people took the round off.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Mar 2008, 01:08
Replies: 95
Views: 2,393
Posted By furball
Re: Lib Dems

But you can define what that freedom constitutes.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Mar 2008, 00:09
Replies: 80
Views: 3,025
Posted By furball
Re: State of planetarion, round 25

All of this is very nice but it's hardly the selling point to attract people to play the game. I think that needs to be the coders' priority.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Mar 2008, 01:05
Replies: 80
Views: 3,025
Posted By furball
Re: State of planetarion, round 25

I'm not disagreeing with that, just trying to be helpful for those that read these threads but don't post.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 23:50
Replies: 80
Views: 3,025
Posted By furball
Re: State of planetarion, round 25

In the latest versions of mIRC you can have multiple servers open.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 23:29
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By furball
Re: Prince Abroad

I have not seen any argument of conspiracy.

The leak was purposeful, so that he could be brought back. It was all a publicity stunt. Anyone disagree?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 23:25
Replies: 341
Views: 18,812
Posted By furball
Re: Round 26 Predictions?

Expect the unexpected.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 22:53
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By furball
Re: Prince Abroad

That it was being treated as some giant foreign conspiracy which it quite clearly wasn't.


And the less said about the OP the better.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 22:52
Replies: 80
Views: 3,025
Posted By furball
Re: State of planetarion, round 25

That's certainly true. The problem is that even if we arrived at a perfect game model, it would only be perfect for that particular playerbase. Different playerbases have different needs.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 22:51
Replies: 341
Views: 18,812
Posted By furball
Re: Round 26 Predictions?

Depends how much it would piss people off if they won ;)
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 22:21
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By furball
Re: Prince Abroad

This is complete rubbish. There is absolutely no evidence of such an intention. Given your propensity to believe in conspiracy theories I'm not really that surprised that you fell for it, but this is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 22:13
Replies: 341
Views: 18,812
Posted By furball
Re: Round 26 Predictions?

What makes you think that Ascendancy will go for the same tactic again?


The great thing about Ascendancy is that you never know what to expect from them tactically.



Your mistake is in...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 22:11
Replies: 80
Views: 3,025
Posted By furball
Re: State of planetarion, round 25

This isn't actually an 'experiment' you know, it's been done before in previous rounds.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 20:07
Replies: 341
Views: 18,812
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2008, 20:06
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By furball
Re: Prince Abroad

ITT ASG is an idiot.


(actually, all of you are lacking vital details and obscuring what actually happened)
Forum: General Discussions 2 Mar 2008, 20:13
Replies: 30
Views: 1,400
Posted By furball
Re: Earthquake

125 miles really isn't very far from an American point of view.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Mar 2008, 00:17
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By furball
Re: You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Yahwe again.

You seem very angry.


On topic, this has been covered multiple times and it's just the way Yahwe is. The suggestion that someone hacked his account and did it is complete bollocks.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Mar 2008, 00:04
Replies: 40
Views: 2,788
Posted By furball
Re: Who we were

Can everyone please bear in mind when pasting links scans/combat reports from the PA servers that they'll expire when the next round starts.

For the sake of posterity I'd be grateful if people...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 19:04
Replies: 56
Views: 2,161
Posted By furball
Re: Your Worries

As others said, move into a houseshare with strangers (or friends if possible). No-one our age can buy property, it simply isn't possible without having some serious wealth behind you.

There's...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 19:03
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By furball
Re: Imagine

This isn't a leading thread at all. Nope, absolutely not. Not at all.
Forum: General Discussions 27 Feb 2008, 19:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,400
Posted By furball
Re: Earthquake

Didn't notice a thing.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2008, 20:08
Replies: 95
Views: 2,393
Posted By furball
Re: Lib Dems

I'll rephrase: if we continue have more than two parties attracting more than 15-20% of the vote, as per our current situation, it strikes me as being rather unlikely that a single party will attain...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2008, 18:17
Replies: 95
Views: 2,393
Posted By furball
Re: Lib Dems

If the UK used PR then we'd have a permanent Labour/Lib Dem coalition in place since no party would ever get an absolute majority of the vote.

For those mooting a Conservative/Lib Dem coalition, I...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Feb 2008, 17:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,305
Posted By furball
Re: Limitations

10k roids hasn't been reached since Round 14, I think.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 09:37
Replies: 155
Views: 6,402
Posted By furball
Re: Fence it to the top!

Yet his sig takes up more room because of terrible smilies. Please don't try to debate this just because he's a fellow ROCKer.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 01:30
Replies: 155
Views: 6,402
Posted By furball
Re: Fence it to the top!

If you posted more then we would have noticed :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2008, 20:22
Replies: 58
Views: 2,375
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Comedians

All Systems Go said almost all I needed to say. Need to spread some rep around, sadly. Sun Tzu, your response was appallingly bad and you really should be ashamed of it :(
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2008, 20:17
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By furball
Re: I know nobody cares

FM's got increasingly harder if you consider the time & effort:achievement ratio. Tactically you need to be much much stronger than you did in the old versions where there was almost always a major...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2008, 08:48
Replies: 58
Views: 2,375
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Comedians

Stalin is one of the most renowned dictators of all time :rolleyes:



What ASG was trying to say is that although Manning's brand of humour was acceptable when he first started out in working...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2008, 20:07
Replies: 50
Views: 1,764
Posted By furball
Re: Forwarded email

Trusting government statistics :(
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2008, 08:58
Replies: 50
Views: 1,764
Posted By furball
Re: Forwarded email

You're a mong.


To post something without disagreeing with it automatically suggests some level of agreement with it. If he held no opinion on it then he wouldn't have posted it in the first...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2008, 23:51
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By furball
Re: Hmmm...

Helpfully people are reporting spambot threads.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2008, 21:43
Replies: 50
Views: 1,764
Posted By furball
Re: Forwarded email

Seriously you really are a terrible human being.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2008, 20:16
Replies: 58
Views: 2,375
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Comedians

I've only seen stuff by roughly half the people in this thread. On the plus side, it has inspired me to watch Bill Hicks - who is excellent.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Feb 2008, 14:46
Replies: 67
Views: 2,893
Posted By furball
Re: Television!

I'm voting for Ascendancy!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Feb 2008, 13:29
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By furball
Re: New feature; blow up your own constructions

No, because building constructions is (and should be) a strategic choice which will affect your entire round.

If you want 150 amps, you have to accept the factory/res lab/finance centre trade-off....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Feb 2008, 13:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By furball
Re: Amps vs Dists atm not fair

Christ this was a bad one :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 18:15
Replies: 155
Views: 6,402
Posted By furball
Re: Fence it to the top!

Back in those days there were more than three serious alliances.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 01:09
Replies: 30
Views: 1,541
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 01:06
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By furball
Re: Bridget Jones Diary

So stop ****ing coming back.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Feb 2008, 09:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By furball
Re: Best Galsetup Ever! (Just some old stuff really :P)

I seem to remember Scouse's having a 'Misc' section - perhaps that didn't get copied over :(


Does Nod still have all this stuff saved?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Feb 2008, 02:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By furball
Re: Best Galsetup Ever! (Just some old stuff really :P)

It was on Scouses', but that's dead now I think.
Forum: General Discussions 14 Feb 2008, 19:01
Replies: 38
Views: 1,111
Posted By furball
Re: Valentines

"sorry for your (hair) loss"
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Feb 2008, 18:56
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By furball
Re: Best Galsetup Ever! (Just some old stuff really :P)

Certainly mine was a pure galaxy, we got bashed to hell and back. I probably still have some logfiles but digging them out would be a major effort. All I really remember is my fellow Cows from that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Feb 2008, 09:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By furball
Re: Best Galsetup Ever! (Just some old stuff really :P)

My gal finished something like 101st which was a big achievement :(


(3rd out of all VVOMM gals?)
Forum: General Discussions 12 Feb 2008, 22:59
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By furball
Re: Muffins

I'm not such a fan of cupcakes, even if they were great as a child because they had ICING ('frosting'). Muffins are great (all muffins should have a crispy crown), especially blueberry and chocolate.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Feb 2008, 01:40
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By furball
Re: Muffins

American muffins:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/NCI_Visuals_Food_Muffins.jpg/400px-NCI_Visuals_Food_Muffins.jpg
Forum: General Discussions 11 Feb 2008, 08:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By furball
Re: Muffins

tethra was sick in drury lane!




(it was drury lane wasn't it?)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Feb 2008, 13:47
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By furball
Re: Preferance Skin

It also had cell borders as if you were looking at a big table in an Excel spreadsheet. A great skin.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Feb 2008, 12:32
Replies: 76
Views: 2,380
Posted By furball
Re: A slight take on recent events

Everyone has their own internal biases, it's unavoidable. However, to be a mod you have to be able to separate those from your modding actions. lokken and I have always referred to it as 'putting...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Feb 2008, 00:35
Replies: 76
Views: 2,380
Posted By furball
Re: A slight take on recent events

If I remember right you were far too late in doing so - and in effect, committed mass suicide.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2008, 00:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By furball
Re: Physics (?) Question

Yeah you are. You even smell like a Turk.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 19:11
Replies: 51
Views: 1,727
Posted By furball
Re: Ailments and Freakishness

Don't do that. Go to a chiropodist/podiatrist and get them to measure your arch and see what size/incline insole you need. Going to a hospital to have it done is completely pointless.


I forgot...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 18:59
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By furball
Re: Genuine Smudge Merchandise

A new low for the Planetarion forums.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 01:31
Replies: 51
Views: 1,727
Posted By furball
Re: Ailments and Freakishness

Glasses: short-sightedness. For those in the know, -7.25 in both eyes. Should still be able to get laser surgery in early 2009 (this is the plan anyway).

Reduced lung capacity: I blow about 350 on...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 01:19
Replies: 54
Views: 2,352
Posted By furball
Re: What is a Liberal?

You realise that statistics can be used to prove anything, right?


I'd far rather see you produce the relevant statistic for tax as a proportion of income - and we'll see how that bears up.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Feb 2008, 09:24
Replies: 48
Views: 1,592
Posted By furball
Re: Politics -> Planet Status

Pretending you're too good to need to supply reasons may work on AD, but this is the Suggestions forum.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Feb 2008, 02:31
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 4 Feb 2008, 19:24
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By furball
Re: 10 pins

Watched it at Walkabout in Temple with my American housemate and her friends. Fantastic game, shame about the ending. Got to bed at 4am, up at 7.30am for work and a 9-11am meeting.




...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Feb 2008, 11:26
Replies: 56
Views: 2,452
Posted By furball
Re: Googling your name

They're incredily similar but I pick up on a slight difference. Perhaps your intonation isn't quite as nuanced.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Jan 2008, 21:18
Replies: 56
Views: 2,452
Posted By furball
Re: Googling your name

It's going to vary by accent, but I'll give it a bash.


I pronounce Leicester the same way as I pronounce Lester, but with a slight difference.


Les- is pronounced as 'less'

Leicester =...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Jan 2008, 23:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By furball
Re: Can we get a ranking by value, xp sucks and score is worthless as a measurment

With this level of moaning it's like Round 16 all over again.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 19:04
Replies: 54
Views: 2,352
Posted By furball
Re: What is a Liberal?

You seem to be labouring under the belief that there are only three types of people (liberals, conservatives and centrists) and that they all believe the same things.

Some liberals are against...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Jan 2008, 18:52
Replies: 179
Views: 12,463
Posted By furball
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

I suggested private galaxies of 15 (since this is the minimum I'd want to have if I wasn't going to be in an alliance) and public galaxies of 35.

Why 35?

Because that way a private galaxy...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 02:42
Replies: 54
Views: 2,352
Posted By furball
Re: What is a Liberal?

They're possibly not true liberals then. Are you still using the word 'Liberal' with the bogus American definition? Either way I don't think it's ever been well-defined what a Liberal actually is,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jan 2008, 18:45
Replies: 25
Views: 2,468
Posted By furball
Re: R25 politics!

Your mum jokes are so 2001.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jan 2008, 22:18
Replies: 47
Views: 1,275
Posted By furball
Re: A question about morality

Especially Turks.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jan 2008, 22:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
Posted By furball
Re: Bot planets in 1:1

You'd be better off with more bot planets with fewer roids each.


At present it's a mess, as others said.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2008, 11:40
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By furball
Re: Elitism is killing the game.

Because at its current rate of decline, this game is ****ed.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 18:56
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By furball
Re: Elitism is killing the game.

Actually, I believe that it's only official alliance defence that doesn't exist. Members are free to organise their own defence.


(note that I know sod-all about Asc and have never been a member,...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2008, 09:27
Replies: 76
Views: 4,746
Posted By furball
Re: New PC

You don't need anything bigger than 25", if you really need the space then go for dual monitors.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jan 2008, 21:31
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Japan would have carried on fighting. The horror of the nukes was far greater than that created by the firebombing, especially since America was believed have a far greater stockpile of them than...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jan 2008, 18:20
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Seriously, did your parents forget to tell you about your childhood lobotomy?

1) Godwin.
2) The use of nuclear weapons on Japans is still generally regarded as the right choice by America.
3)...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jan 2008, 17:01
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Nice try. However, it was established that cheating was pretty acceptable in the early rounds - but that's changed now to make it completely unacceptable.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2008, 23:47
Replies: 66
Views: 2,686
Posted By furball
Re: Personality Test

For starters Nod, I think it's a mistake to criticise the test because of the motives for its own existence. The test either works or it doesn't. The fact that it's primarily used in the...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2008, 19:35
Replies: 66
Views: 2,686
Posted By furball
Re: Personality Test

It may be impossible to prove that it's not nonsense, but my category certainly seemed more accurate than any of the others. Or do you believe that it's impossible to categorise personalities?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jan 2008, 19:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By furball
Re: Bastet is looking for a new home.

Nope, I'd say he's best off posting this here. No-one really reads AR these days.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jan 2008, 19:18
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By furball
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

I don't think you've got it quite right there. You are right in that to be a professional, you must be skilled. However, you don't necessarily have to dedicate yourself to something to be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jan 2008, 00:55
Replies: 45
Views: 3,562
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25 Predictions

Insomnia won't make it to the end of the round.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jan 2008, 21:07
Replies: 101
Views: 4,270
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

Of course there is you idiot.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2008, 20:28
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

Truman - Roosevelt's VP
Eisenhower - Supreme Allied Commander in Europe
Johnson - Kennedy's VP
Nixon - Eisenhower's VP
Ford - Nixon's VP.
Bush senior - Reagan's VP



Spot a theme?
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2008, 20:21
Replies: 66
Views: 2,686
Posted By furball
Re: Personality Test

ENTP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENTP) - Inventor




From the 2005 PA forums thread:
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Jan 2008, 20:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By furball
Re: Scanner Plan

It really depends on what type of scanner your alliance wants you to be.


If they want you to be an Amps scanner, go Terran, set construction to maximum and build amps as quickly as you can until...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jan 2008, 20:04
Replies: 101
Views: 4,270
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2008, 00:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,349
Posted By furball
Re: Personal Territory

Nope, it's absolutely right. I'm exactly the same with typing.


When it comes to driving, as soon as I have a passenger in the car I'm grinding gears, jerking the car with the clutch, almost...
Forum: Roleplaying 9 Jan 2008, 19:04
Replies: 12
Views: 2,414
Posted By furball
Re: An apology

And your own help was what?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jan 2008, 18:59
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By furball
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

Wandows covered your misunderstanding of 'long-term development', but I have more to add.


Most of the suggestions on the Suggestions forum these days are repeats of old suggestions that have...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jan 2008, 18:47
Replies: 35
Views: 1,333
Posted By furball
Re: Windy Weather

[/QUOTE]


From the same bloody Wikipedia article:
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jan 2008, 18:45
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

Sure.


However, it's become increasingly common to suggest that only people with executive experience (as a Governor or Vice-President) are fit to run the country, as opposed to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jan 2008, 01:58
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By furball
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

Open source isn't the answer because, as Sun_Tzu said, it's a response to coding needs not general needs. Planetarion's biggest problem at the moment is in management and development.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jan 2008, 19:59
Replies: 55
Views: 2,130
Posted By furball
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

That's because no-one wants to do it.



What you're ignoring, Phil, is that Planetarion has no paid employees. It is no-one's job to make sure that Planetarion succeeds. Jolt have made it clear...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jan 2008, 19:48
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jan 2008, 19:43
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By furball
Re: Prizes

Why do they in particular affect it?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jan 2008, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By furball
Re: Medals and Ribbons

Given Planetarion's limited coding resources, perhaps it would make more sense to enhance the gameplay rather than adding in little features that would do little to add to the game itself.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jan 2008, 19:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By furball
Re: quests?

This was my original point regarding the return of quests. Good to see it's been ignored.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jan 2008, 01:23
Replies: 101
Views: 4,270
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

To be honest, it's patently obvious that no matter what she says, you will attack her as much as you can in a manner bordering on abuse. You have a track record for doing so. There's no reason why...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jan 2008, 21:48
Replies: 89
Views: 3,728
Posted By furball
Re: Best rep thread ever

Fudge.








(but let's blame Karm anyway)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2008, 21:45
Replies: 101
Views: 4,270
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

That depends on your perception of the alliance limits. If you view them simply as 'tag limits' (i.e. an alliance isn't allowed to have more than X players in its formal PA tag) then the support...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2008, 21:40
Replies: 101
Views: 4,270
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

Completely agree. Doing one without the other is completely nonsensical.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jan 2008, 21:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,235
Posted By furball
Re: Computer Network Question

As djbass said, it's all about paranoia.


"No smoke without fire" is a shit cliche since I could call you mentally ill, then someone else could come along independently and argue for you to be...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jan 2008, 00:46
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

definition of ball please



unlikely - have you seen the latest nh polls? she's on the way down, obama's on the way up, the primaries this season are so close together that it'll all be over by...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2008, 12:34
Replies: 101
Views: 4,270
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

Most people who've agreed with removing the support planet rule wanted it as part of removing the alliance limits. One doesn't work without the other.



Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. The...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jan 2008, 12:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By furball
Re: Actually, I've changed my mind. Quests suck.

For those players who pay for internet access by the kilobyte, it'd certainly be handy to have a text-only skin.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 21:06
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

Seems like the best person for domestic policy reform. Clinton's too Machivellian, Edward's too left-wing. I also think that there are good indicators towards his foreign policy - see his nuclear...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 19:47
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

No I didn't. In fact, none of your posts in this thread have been deleted.



And yes - Obama, with Biden or Lugar (in the hope that one of them would accept it) as Vice-President.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 19:36
Replies: 442
Views: 21,400
Posted By furball
Re: A Plane Problem

I'm not sure that eithers absence can be especially lamented. Especially Kura's.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 19:33
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

Wow, I have even less respect for you than I did before.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 09:14
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

Agreeing with the_dastardley_chihuahua - our system's shite as well, fewer than 100 marginal seats determines who's in government. Add to that the basic Labour bias and you have one hell of a...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2008, 23:56
Replies: 89
Views: 2,804
Posted By furball
Re: Annoying election process begins.

The Iowa caucuses have always seemed very strange to me - the process itself is incredibly anachronistic. I read articles about candidates actually teaching their prospective voters how to actually...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2008, 19:41
Replies: 442
Views: 21,400
Posted By furball
Re: A Plane Problem

It's basic common courtesy to read through a thread before posting in it. It's the same on most forums. So apologies if no-one cries a river over the issue.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Jan 2008, 19:34
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By furball
Re: Player Career points/system

Which is never ever going to happen.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Jan 2008, 19:32
Replies: 44
Views: 1,658
Posted By furball
Re: Planetarion: Some Thoughts and Suggestions

The real world doesn't work like that.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jan 2008, 21:34
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Could be. I'll leave the likelihood of that up to you though.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jan 2008, 19:09
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

I'll narrow it down then.


Account-sharing
Roid farming
Ship farming
Multiing


All are pretty shit.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2008, 19:05
Replies: 89
Views: 3,728
Posted By furball
Re: Best rep thread ever

I had that one too :confused:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jan 2008, 02:01
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

If you cheat then you're not a sound guy. Even if you once were. No exceptions.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jan 2008, 01:37
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

If you cheat you're not a sound guy. Accept it.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Jan 2008, 21:57
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Sound guys don't cheat.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Dec 2007, 10:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By furball
Re: Quests

There's absolutely no reason why we should use the quests feature to restrict what players can do with their planets.


On a general note, the only thing I have to say is that you should make...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2007, 12:01
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By furball
Re: Once Again...

Another one of those mystery heart conditions, I suspect.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Dec 2007, 03:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By furball
Re: Hidden production and value

tone it down a bit eh
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Dec 2007, 22:41
Replies: 128
Views: 6,288
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25: stats

Again I'll mention that a 6th race has been suggested, something that I've championed as a replacement for Cath/Etd. A summary is set out by me here...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Dec 2007, 22:38
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Certainly when I was with VGN none of the HCs prioritised their planets (me, _are_ and RobTD). We were high on amps and spent most of our times as supplementary scanners, as I recall.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Dec 2007, 18:30
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Which begs the question, why can elviz walk into any alliance he wants to?


There's a lot of talk from HCs about being opposed to cheating but until elviz is unable to find an alliance, it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Dec 2007, 15:10
Replies: 308
Views: 12,792
Posted By furball
Re: a political summary of r24

Unless it's everyone for themselves (and I can't remember the last time that happened - Round 14?) then those 'sides' will be blocks where some alliances are allied to each other as part of fighting...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Dec 2007, 02:06
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By furball
Re: I am an internationalist.

Perhaps you should vote Democrat :)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Dec 2007, 21:02
Replies: 128
Views: 6,288
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25: stats

It just means that they'll either be insanely good or insanely bad. Who chooses which ships they get?
Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2007, 01:50
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2007, 01:40
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By furball
Re: brave man died along whit the time we had the time all of it

He only started regularly posting at the end of October :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Dec 2007, 01:18
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By furball
Re: Distorters

Neither alliance nor galaxy should ever have had the ability in the first place. PA used to have a strategic element to it (i.e. build distorters to block your enemies, but accept them blocking your...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2007, 03:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: [Football] Transfer Window Jan '08

You say that, but Milan aren't doing so well in the league at the moment. As a team Milan are probably on the downslope - an increasingly aging defence and an attack that relies heavily on Kaka and...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Dec 2007, 19:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: [Football] Transfer Window Jan '08

The one that suggests that Jose Mourinho will go to Real Madrid.


However, I was under the impression that Mourinho is going to AC Milan, and that Drogba will follow him there instead....
Forum: General Discussions 20 Dec 2007, 16:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By furball
Re: Secret Santa

Last posting date for first-class mail is today.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Dec 2007, 13:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: [Football] Transfer Window Jan '08

Senderos isn't going anywhere - captained the Carling Cup team on Wednesday. Currently first backup defender, and with Toure gone for the ACN he'll probably be in the side, unless the recalled...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Dec 2007, 15:24
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By furball
Re: brave man died along whit the time we had the time all of it

To be clear, it's what I said in PM.


Since Bbud2 has waived his right to privacy in this matter, I'm going to post the entire content of the PM that I sent him rather than just what he's copied...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Dec 2007, 17:58
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By furball
Re: Top Five Authors

That'd be Steinbeck/Orwell/Rand/Hitchens/Beevor, as I said.





This is where you went wrong in the first place. I hadn't read any of the authors on my top 5 list (except for Orwell) until the...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Dec 2007, 12:50
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By furball
Re: Top Five Authors

Honestly because there's far more highly-regarded books that I haven't read than music I haven't listened to. I've never read Dostoevsky, P. G. Wodehouse, Goethe, any of the philosophers.....you get...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Dec 2007, 03:24
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By furball
Re: Top Five Authors

Ouch man.


Steinbeck is on the list for two of my favourite books - The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. I consider both to be superb.

Orwell is another one that's easy to justify - 1984 and...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Dec 2007, 15:02
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By furball
Re: Top Five Authors

I can't choose a top five list of authors, only a top five list of books/articles.

It'd be easy to say Steinbeck/Orwell/Rand/Hitchens/Beevor, but I don't think that'd be a proper reflection....
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Dec 2007, 13:17
Replies: 128
Views: 6,288
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25: stats

I've proposed a 6th race, and I've backed the plans to get rid of Cath or/and Etd to go to 3/4 races. Staying at 5 races isn't working.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2007, 17:04
Replies: 56
Views: 1,989
Posted By furball
Re: little joke

My point was (in my second post) that his usage reflects that of a normal user as opposed to someone using proxies.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2007, 15:54
Replies: 56
Views: 1,989
Posted By furball
Re: little joke

No, but his IP is naturally varying in the right range and showing up as the same ISP each time.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2007, 15:38
Replies: 56
Views: 1,989
Posted By furball
Re: little joke

IP address + www.dnstools.com


That'd be pretty worrying - your gimmick account having more posts than your main account :(



(i won't even mention the reg dates, and this is my second...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Dec 2007, 13:41
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By furball
Re: *Free* text to speech readers....

The best one around is JAWS (http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_jaws.asp). Word on the street is that this internet thingy has a way of obtaining paid software for free, although...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Dec 2007, 13:26
Replies: 128
Views: 6,288
Posted By furball
Re: Round 25: stats

Everything that Ultimate Newbie has said is absolutely right. No T3=All, because it never ends well.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Dec 2007, 13:17
Replies: 238
Views: 34,340
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 11 Dec 2007, 15:34
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By furball
Re: Best Game Review Ever

It's not a gimmick.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Dec 2007, 14:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: Knock out round or Land Player wins

Alright. To be honest my memory is a little edgy.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Dec 2007, 22:16
Replies: 70
Views: 2,217
Posted By furball
Re: How very curious religious people are

Suffice it to say that Bbud2 has some twisted vendetta against lokken dating back to the BlueTuba days. **** knows what it's all about, honestly. Usually I delete/edit all the posts about it but I'll...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Dec 2007, 16:56
Replies: 34
Views: 1,929
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 8 Dec 2007, 02:02
Replies: 34
Views: 1,929
Posted By furball
Re: I do not, can not, understand

I don't agree, given that the age in question is 11, not half that age. A reputable boxing club will not allow a child who is not interested in boxing to spar, let alone compete, no matter what the...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Dec 2007, 00:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,929
Posted By furball
Re: I do not, can not, understand

A human of that age has a choice. A chicken does not.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2007, 16:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By furball
Re: Penis-Allianz!

I deleted a post of his.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2007, 13:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By furball
Re: Penis-Allianz!

It's convention to post things relevant to the thread. If it's not, I delete. If I can't understand your post, I delete. If your posts contain the usual repetitive abuse of other players, I delete.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Dec 2007, 23:17
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By furball
Re: nerf resource hacking

No posting of co-ords please.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Dec 2007, 16:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: Knock out round or Land Player wins

Believe it or not, it's still possible to care about PA and its community without playing the game itself. Further, I played Rounds 3-16, so I know a huge amount about the history of the game and its...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Dec 2007, 16:03
Replies: 70
Views: 2,728
Posted By furball
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

These are english language-only forums.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 4 Dec 2007, 00:37
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By furball
Re: Hello.

Perhaps this thread could now return to normal.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Dec 2007, 00:05
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: Knock out round or Land Player wins

I don't play Planetarion anymore, let alone starting playing other online games.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Dec 2007, 00:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By furball
Re: battle league

Unfortunatly running internet games isn't a costless activity. It didn't work six years ago and it doesn't work now.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Dec 2007, 23:59
Replies: 70
Views: 2,728
Posted By furball
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

I disagree.


furball
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 5,606
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Dec 2007, 12:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: Knock out round or Land Player wins

Actually, Planetarion was an original idea. Obviously the space-warfare concepts came from various sources, but it was Spinner who came up with the tick-based concept and the massively multiplayer...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2007, 02:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By furball
Re: Math

perhaps you should have come to the meet you retard
Forum: General Discussions 2 Dec 2007, 02:54
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By furball
Re: Essay Writing

Argue both sides as well as you can, then side with a middle ground favouring whichever argument you personally favour.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Dec 2007, 02:42
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By furball
Re: Knock out round or Land Player wins

and we should copy it because........
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Dec 2007, 03:03
Replies: 82
Views: 5,954
Posted By furball
Re: Angels

I completely disagree.


If you can't handle the stresses of being a HC, you shouldn't be HC in the first place. If you join an alliance, especially one with the reputation and background that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Dec 2007, 02:03
Replies: 72
Views: 3,679
Posted By furball
Re: attacking inhabited galaxies

It's not horn - it's a real human being :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Nov 2007, 15:24
Replies: 70
Views: 2,728
Posted By furball
Re: Consecutive cheating revisited

Then again, as soon as you find out that it is that person, you can immediately close their account with no repercussions. Most big cheaters are well-known players within and outside their alliances,...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Nov 2007, 14:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By furball
JBG stocks up for Christmas

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7119073.stm



I mean, I knew Christmas is a major event for you but this takes it to a whole new level :(
Forum: General Discussions 27 Nov 2007, 22:57
Replies: 70
Views: 2,217
Posted By furball
Re: How very curious religious people are

I haven't read them. When the film hits cinemas I suppose I'll read them.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2007, 12:45
Replies: 72
Views: 3,679
Posted By furball
Re: attacking inhabited galaxies

Not necessarily - what's sauce for the goose isn't necessarily sauce for the gander.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2007, 14:45
Replies: 72
Views: 3,679
Posted By furball
Re: attacking inhabited galaxies

My point is that in days past, they weren't called weasel terms such as 'flak alliances'. They were just 'allies', and the response was to either get your own allies or to roid the shit out of your...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2007, 11:22
Replies: 72
Views: 3,679
Posted By furball
Re: attacking inhabited galaxies

In the old days this was just called politics.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Nov 2007, 14:36
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By furball
Re: extra speed

It was overburn. I didn't play that round (Round 8), but from what I recall it made FI/CO hugely overpowered.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Nov 2007, 13:53
Replies: 90
Views: 4,054
Posted By furball
Re: Christmas Meet

Sounds good, I'll bring a couple of boxes.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Nov 2007, 12:44
Replies: 90
Views: 4,054
Posted By furball
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Nov 2007, 12:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By furball
Re: Who can Win with these members?

Anyone fancy telling me what's actually happening rather than just throwing abuse at urwins?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Nov 2007, 14:08
Replies: 138
Views: 8,647
Posted By furball
Re: #1 - PA Player

Round 10.5 as part of Wolfpack. Pretty ****ing impressive.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Nov 2007, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By furball
Re: Cov-OP Suggestion. Recall All Fleets

I don't mind cov-ops as they are now. If you dedicate yourself to them, you can make a lot of resources out of bank-hacking - as Mz showed a couple of rounds ago.


1) It's their choice to be...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Nov 2007, 16:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By furball
Re: Cov-OP Suggestion. Recall All Fleets

Still shit. People on the receiving end would be seriously ****ed off.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Nov 2007, 15:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By furball
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Nov 2007, 01:54
Replies: 77
Views: 5,933
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Most HATED PA players

When I read this I couldn't stop laughing. Actually, I'm still chuckling to myself now. It's quite ironic, you see.

Quite similar to your attempted insult on Tuesday night as well.

[00:15:41]...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Nov 2007, 01:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By furball
Re: Who can Win with these members?

If everyone plays the same way then it doesn't really matter that they're not playing in the optimal way.

However, it does mean that



this is absolutely right. They'd win.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Nov 2007, 01:34
Replies: 77
Views: 5,933
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Most HATED PA players

I can't remember which I found funnier - your sudden realisation halfway through our IRC conversation that I wasn't joking about banning you ("anyways can you unban me now, jokes over"), or your...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Nov 2007, 01:21
Replies: 77
Views: 5,933
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Most HATED PA players

You certainly weren't saying that on Tuesday evening.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Nov 2007, 00:55
Replies: 77
Views: 5,933
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Most HATED PA players

Thankfully I'm not on that list, although I won't pretend I'm not slightly disappointed :(



I think we'd all be grateful if you removed yourself from the gene pool at the soonest possible...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Nov 2007, 15:22
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By furball
Re: Third War In Iran

Closed due to spambottage. The topic itself is relevant, but existing threads on Iran should instead be used; they can be found here (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=195627) and here...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Nov 2007, 15:11
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By furball
Re: The fantastic secret abundance of crap planets in 1:1

Personally I'm delighted that PA Team have decided to go ahead with the plans for bot planets, and wholeheartedly hope that it will be successful. If we can get working bot planets going then that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Nov 2007, 11:30
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By furball
Re: The player base votes ... Death to ETD

No he doesn't. If you want to call it a vote, it's a vote on a combination of the two. It's certainly not just 'a vote on Etd' as you portray it to be though.



I'm not entirely sure what Etd's...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Nov 2007, 11:11
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By furball
Re: Cov-Op - Sabotage

However, killing 10 Terran BS is quite a lot of fun.


I do take your point though, how about each agent can destroy 2000 resources of ships?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Nov 2007, 11:07
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By furball
Re: The fantastic secret abundance of crap planets in 1:1

Shut up.


Farming requires consent. There is no consent. Ergo, not farms.



(sentience is also required, which probably rules you out too)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Nov 2007, 19:02
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By furball
Re: The player base votes ... Death to ETD

Except that's not a vote on the races, it's a vote on the stats. I'm sure you understand the difference.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Nov 2007, 17:20
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By furball
Re: The player base votes ... Death to ETD

I'm sorry, but what vote?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Nov 2007, 12:24
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By furball
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Nov 2007, 00:53
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By furball
Re: The player base votes ... Death to ETD

From what I gather, Etd hasn't been chosen much for the last two rounds because it's been useless. Losetraides, you might say. In its first two rounds, Etd was wintraides which is why it was popular....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Nov 2007, 21:44
Replies: 83
Views: 3,205
Posted By furball
Re: hi VGN

Was one of these pre-round rules "No idling in any other alliance's public channels"?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Nov 2007, 19:11
Replies: 77
Views: 5,933
Posted By furball
Re: Top 5 Most HATED PA players

Nope, only if the option is set to ON when creating the poll.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Nov 2007, 18:42
Replies: 97
Views: 4,751
Posted By furball
Re: ToP 3 Most Hated Alliances

Angels or FAnG, FAnG or Angels, I just can't decide :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Nov 2007, 16:53
Replies: 59
Views: 2,984
Posted By furball
Re: Remembrance

Given that the time has now passed, I believe that this is probably the right time to close the thread.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Nov 2007, 01:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By furball
Re: game down - why?

On the other hand, the game has been closed for the last 24 hours so it's not incredibly easy for people to organise defence unless the incoming has already been noticed and logged.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Nov 2007, 02:28
Replies: 59
Views: 2,984
Posted By furball
Re: Remembrance

Having stood on by, I'm going to have to interject here.



It's taking place in F-Crew's channel and appears to be organised by an F-Crew HC. Further,



Note: "We (F-Crew) will be holding"
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Nov 2007, 16:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By furball
Re: New approach to suffle

I'm not convinced. As GReaper said:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Nov 2007, 15:39
Replies: 238
Views: 34,340
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 7 Nov 2007, 19:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,713
Posted By furball
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Nov 2007, 12:52
Replies: 59
Views: 2,984
Posted By furball
Re: Remembrance

Nope, it's on PD.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Nov 2007, 12:39
Replies: 59
Views: 2,984
Posted By furball
Re: Remembrance

Pinged over to PD. Just be glad I didn't send it to GD.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Nov 2007, 00:59
Replies: 59
Views: 2,984
Posted By furball
Re: Remembrance

I can't help but think that this belongs on PD not AD :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Nov 2007, 11:53
Replies: 42
Views: 3,018
Posted By furball
Re: Declaration of war!

Following a request from Kargool, this thread is now re-opened with the 'Farm Crew' shenanigans removed.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Nov 2007, 16:28
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By furball
Re: Declaration of war!

When I first saw this thread, I decided to leave it alone since it seemed fairly harmless. Instead, in my absence it turned into yet another Orbit/F-Crew slagging match.

Regulars will recall my...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Nov 2007, 11:10
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By furball
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 1 Nov 2007, 20:40
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By furball
Re: Round 23 Alliance Overview

I know, I'll be producing the new version close to tickstart.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Oct 2007, 19:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By furball
Re: spy & counter spy

I don't see why this needs to be changed to be honest :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Oct 2007, 19:45
Replies: 48
Views: 4,137
Posted By furball
Re: Where did you come from?

Wasn't it 'The Zone' or something like that?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Oct 2007, 22:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By furball
Re: Use of a Cell phone to check planetarion

opera mini and you're sorted
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Oct 2007, 20:39
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By furball
Re: Creation of a"warp zone" for late starters

I don't, everyone should be playing the same game. Also, the early ticks in protection are a good chance for new players to meet their galaxies.


If you want to be out of protection quickly,...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Oct 2007, 20:37
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By furball
Re: England vs Russia (Soccer)

botty botty bot bot
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 29 Oct 2007, 20:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By furball
Re: Vengeance.............

Thank god for that.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Oct 2007, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By furball
Re: Local time

Keep it GMT.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 26 Oct 2007, 23:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By furball
Re: knights of ni reforming

indeed, moved to AR.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Oct 2007, 17:15
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

The salvage attribute is for Etd, I'd much prefer to keep that exclusive to them. That way:


Terran: classic warships, strong armour but fires late
Cathaar: EMP ships
Xan: cloaking
Zikonean:...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Oct 2007, 00:02
Replies: 30
Views: 1,451
Posted By furball
Re: One for the rich people

They charge even more here :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Oct 2007, 15:05
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

I think you came up with a great idea in post 17, I'm just running with it and making it something usable by the development team (rather than forcing them to work how how it should work).


Much...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Oct 2007, 12:03
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By furball
Re: Multi-Class Targetting

Damage is damage is damage. It's still going to be harder to attack, whichever way you look at it.


For example, do you remember Game's one million laser turrets in r3? They were terrible for...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Oct 2007, 10:38
Replies: 40
Views: 1,846
Posted By furball
Re: EMP "Critical Failure"

Either way it's just going to make Caths overpowered.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Oct 2007, 10:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By furball
Re: Angels back for R24

So if I came to Angels and wanted to negotiate a NAP, who would I be told to speak to (presuming all four HCs are online)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Oct 2007, 00:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By furball
Re: Angels back for R24

Are you in charge of politics again?
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 24 Oct 2007, 23:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By furball
Re: Angels is back for R24

He may well have a point though, so I'm allowing it.



To repeat an earlier post, who are the HCs?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 21:09
Replies: 30
Views: 2,284
Posted By furball
Re: Alliance rumours

entirely justified!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 20:57
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By furball
Re: Multi-Class Targetting

As I said before, this is an absolutely shocking idea. Changing to single-class targetting was great because it made it possible for people with small value fleets to roid people with bigger fleets....
Forum: General Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 00:45
Replies: 90
Views: 4,054
Posted By furball
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Oct 2007, 23:38
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

Look, I've explained every step of the way why I wouldn't go for cargo ships. You're making this bloody frustrating.


A new race should have attributes that apply to all of the ships, not just to...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 23:32
Replies: 90
Views: 4,054
Posted By furball
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Oct 2007, 23:12
Replies: 40
Views: 1,578
Posted By furball
Re: tackling def whores

You're completely missing the point.


Why should we assume that a player wants to be allied with his friends? Just look at the gosu players, they don't all join the same alliances but still...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Oct 2007, 00:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,578
Posted By furball
Re: tackling def whores

Why should people be forced to be part of an alliance?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Oct 2007, 00:11
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

No, read the damn thread. Once there's been 40 posts in a thread, you can't assume that the OP is still relevant.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Oct 2007, 23:55
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By furball
Re: Multi-Class Targetting

I'm not sure who decided this but they deserve a punch in the face.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 23:11
Replies: 111
Views: 11,038
Posted By furball
Re: Premiership Predictions 2007/2008

Spurs in the relegation zone as well, COME ON NEWCASTLE
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 23:07
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By furball
Re: What a Round of PA Really Costs For You

just go to www.pastebin.ca :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 22:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By furball
Re: Cov Ops, the sanctum of senselessness!

Removing cov ops reduces peoples' choices - perhaps I should have made myself more clear. Covert ops are a great thing because they make it possible to have fun as an alliance scanner. They're a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 12:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,895
Posted By furball
Re: An open letter to ministry

VS went the logical way. If you weren't a member of either, don't blame them for your own alliance's failings.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2007, 12:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By furball
Re: Population: limits, size, free planets

How about a cap at 50%? 100% strikes me as a little too powerful.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 12:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By furball
Re: Cov Ops, the sanctum of senselessness!

Why should you get to choose how other people play the game?
Forum: General Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 00:13
Replies: 111
Views: 11,038
Posted By furball
Re: Premiership Predictions 2007/2008

Indeed I do :)




(I wonder what would happen if I searched for what people had said about Adebayor....)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 00:11
Replies: 77
Views: 3,657
Posted By furball
Re: Cathaar

Cath are your classic top 10 race, and that was categorically proven this round.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Oct 2007, 16:18
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By furball
Re: This Is Another Rant. Its Only In Gd Coz Its Pa Related Though

This is a completely unreadable thread, don't make terrible threads like this when you're drunk please. At least have the decency to delete them the next morning....
Forum: General Discussions 19 Oct 2007, 19:24
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By furball
Re: just dropping by to say...

in before enforced PA Team closure
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Oct 2007, 19:23
Replies: 78
Views: 4,126
Posted By furball
Re: eXilition, whats going on?

Welcome to Alliance Discussions. Here, we discuss alliances :):):):):)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Oct 2007, 19:18
Replies: 238
Views: 34,340
Posted By furball
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Oct 2007, 00:07
Replies: 78
Views: 4,126
Posted By furball
Re: eXilition, whats going on?

If I was eXilition HC, I'd kick that remaining gosu and roid the shit out of him.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2007, 20:21
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

Yeah, that was my presumption: the value of 6thRace ships present can steal that value of resources from the defending planet, up to a limit of one tick's resources for that planet.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2007, 20:01
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

No, the plan is to have them steal that tick's resources (intercepting the resources between the asteroids and the planet) rather than taking from the stockpile.

Also, I think the race should have...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Oct 2007, 20:11
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

I missed the proposal to divide up the attack fleets into resource-steal and roid fleets. I'm glad that someone spotted it, because it's rubbish.


A race should have two different attack fleets...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Oct 2007, 00:51
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

wintraides :(





Good points. I guess you could do it, I'm just a little worried about overpowering the race. How much ship value do you need to steal resources, does it need to survive, etc.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Oct 2007, 23:10
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

i wouldn't do this either
Forum: General Discussions 16 Oct 2007, 21:21
Replies: 69
Views: 2,619
Posted By furball
Re: Desert Island Discs

If it doesn't work out, I can always make paper aeroplanes :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2007, 21:15
Replies: 79
Views: 6,123
Posted By furball
Re: GoSu the 'super' BG

I guess using both hands qualifies as multiing?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Oct 2007, 21:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By furball
Re: some thoughts about r24

For god's sake Makhil can you please please please start using the search function instead of just spunking out ideas whenever you come up with them?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Oct 2007, 21:11
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

I didn't actually agree with the 'kill population' attribute, I'd want someone experienced with the game to explain its effect to me before I back it.


Also, you really should try balancing these...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2007, 00:49
Replies: 79
Views: 6,123
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2007, 19:38
Replies: 69
Views: 2,619
Posted By furball
Re: Desert Island Discs

This is a good point, I'd get a huge amount out of Feynman's lectures on physics since the subject was pretty badly taught at my school.


If I could get away with it, I might take a copy of...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2007, 19:10
Replies: 69
Views: 2,619
Posted By furball
Re: Desert Island Discs

The thing is that it makes this thread pretty pointless, as I said earlier. We're all internet geeks so we're inevitably attached to having computers around us in some form.


Personally I've...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2007, 02:35
Replies: 69
Views: 2,619
Posted By furball
Re: Desert Island Discs

I think anything powered by electricity (including solar power) is going to have to be really. I know they've allowed computers on the programme itself, but this is an internet forum and 90% of...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2007, 02:27
Replies: 69
Views: 2,619
Posted By furball
Re: Desert Island Discs

if everyone chooses a computer as their luxury item I'm going to be seriously pissed off :mad:
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2007, 01:58
Replies: 69
Views: 2,619
Posted By furball
Desert Island Discs

For those that don't know, Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme.

Guests are invited to imagine themselves as castaways on a desert island, and asked to choose the eight...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Oct 2007, 22:51
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

Escorting isn't actually illegal, unless the planet in question is acting as a support planet.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Oct 2007, 22:27
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

Actually, I quite like the idea of attacking ships stealing that tick of resources. If you're the only attacking fleet, you take 100% of that tick's resources. If not, your fleet takes a % of that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Oct 2007, 13:46
Replies: 54
Views: 4,150
Posted By furball
Re: New-Race

As Sovereign says, messing with initiative is a terrible idea. I'm not opposed to there being a female race per se, but there needs to be a decent idea behind the race as represented by its ships'...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Oct 2007, 13:45
Replies: 42
Views: 1,116
Posted By furball
Re: Sleep

I sleep very deeply, and don't dream that often. I can get by on six hours sleep though.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Oct 2007, 10:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By furball
Re: Gal-Alliance Banners

PA doesn't make enough money to cover the extra bandwidth needed for videos.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Oct 2007, 19:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By furball
Re: Heroes season2

She explained it all :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Oct 2007, 07:21
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By furball
Re: Escorting

Should a piggy who just sends mass pods get more roids than someone who sends enough fleet to counter the enemy's fleet/enough pods for full cap?


(no)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Oct 2007, 00:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By furball
Re: Round 23, the most boring round ever?

what's wrong with that :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2007, 00:49
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By furball
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

More than one. Several times in fact. Enough times that it got incredibly tiring.


Yet he is the principal (sole?) external representative, why is it so surprising?
Forum: General Discussions 10 Oct 2007, 00:37
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By furball
Re: Heroes season2

Ditto. I also watched two series of Lost in a week, a series and a half of Prison Break in 4 days and two series of House in a week.


God bless American TV.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2007, 00:33
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By furball
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

And we're back to square one. Congratulations.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2007, 00:23
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By furball
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

You evidently weren't present in #alliances when wakey went on one of his many rants about F-Crew members leaving then, circa Round 16
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2007, 00:11
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By furball
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

What I was generally referring to was ordinary members who had been trained by F-Crew and then left to join bigger alliances. Wakey made a big thing of this a few rounds ago.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2007, 00:03
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By furball
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

don't be silly
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Oct 2007, 23:43
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By furball
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

I forgot to mention:


Back-seat modding shouldn't be happening - lokken and I have made clear on repeated occasions that if you believe that a post breaches the rules (e.g. accusations of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Oct 2007, 23:33
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By furball
Re: Why I hate F-Crew.

Oh jesus what a kerfuffle.


pig has some valid points, in some places he is wrong but I can certainly see where he's coming from.




Sadly, wrong. Try re-reading wakey's AD posts for the...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Oct 2007, 23:30
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By furball
Re: Heroes season2

All of them are very good. It doesn't make you a traitor to House if you enjoy other TV programmes, you know.

I'd probably rank them thus:

1= House
1= Prison Break
3 Lost
4 Heroes
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Oct 2007, 23:07
Replies: 126
Views: 6,483
Posted By furball
Re: Omfg Tof

As I said on the first page: (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?p=3126692#post3126692)
Forum: General Discussions 5 Oct 2007, 15:25
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By furball
Re: Worst Birhday ever

Was it this? (http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=manly_suicide)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Oct 2007, 14:03
Replies: 40
Views: 1,578
Posted By furball
Forum: General Discussions 5 Oct 2007, 12:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By furball
Re: 22 year old guy having sex with a 16 year old girl

1680 results, marvellous :)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?num=50&hl=en&safe=off&q=%2222+year+old+guy+having+sex+with+a+16+year+old+girl%22&meta=
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Oct 2007, 12:49
Replies: 203
Views: 8,292
Posted By furball
Re: Congratulations Exilition

Actually, I consider him to be fairly accurate on most of the important points. What 1up didn't do was pre-emptively create blocks, they did it in reaction to opposing blocks that they couldn't...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Oct 2007, 12:38
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By furball
Re: Complaints E-mail

Don't stress it Sharur, he's just emo :(
Forum: General Discussions 3 Oct 2007, 17:01
Replies: 112
Views: 3,649
Posted By furball
Re: Its things like this that make me wish i was still a student :(

Hardly a surprise, you've never had a proper job either.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Oct 2007, 16:10
Replies: 203
Views: 8,292
Posted By furball
Re: Congratulations Exilition

It's not up to eXilition to provide a fight for themselves. What is eXilition supposed to do, organise the ****ing counter-block???
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Oct 2007, 00:50
Replies: 179
Views: 12,463
Posted By furball
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

That's not the suggestion. The suggestion is that if you want to play in a private galaxy, you're not allowed to join an alliance tag. I like it.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Oct 2007, 16:12
Replies: 203
Views: 8,292
Posted By furball
Re: Congratulations Exilition

You say that, but it makes your post completely unreadable because people repeatedly have to go back and check what qebab said. It's not difficult, just put some effort in :mad:




Said...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Oct 2007, 14:43
Replies: 112
Views: 3,649
Posted By furball
Re: Its things like this that make me wish i was still a student :(

What the hell are you babbling on about?

People go to university for three main reasons: to be educated on a specific subject, to help them get a graduate job in the future and/or to involve...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Oct 2007, 14:38
Replies: 77
Views: 3,657
Posted By furball
Re: Cathaar

Given that most galaxies have at least 12 planets in, and that together Xans and Ziks make up 47% of the entire universe, it's not really a surprise that you're not seeing Cath/Ter/Etd-only...
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