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Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Aug 2014, 14:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Exile system is broken

hmmm both good Ideas. I like the gal activity one maybe some kind of your mean logged in time Vs gal mean logged in time could introduce a level of bias into where you land, but a strong random...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Aug 2014, 22:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,418
Posted By Cowmando
Re: anyone remember tides of fire? valhalla?...

I still idle in what was the ToF priv chan prior to it's dispandment. Currently 6 other people in there including rein, conf and pathogen.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Aug 2014, 21:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Exile system is broken

TBH a large part of my issue was the formula in the manual, which I am now convinced is wrong. I still think exiles are to expencive just to find a moderatly active gal (I am not look for a gal...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Aug 2014, 18:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Exile system is broken

Not sure how that works theo accoding to the formula if we assume you had 100k value (high for someone with no rocks keeping their value low) then for your 7th exile to cost 4.7mil of each then your...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Aug 2014, 14:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Exile system is broken

Yeah guess I have been unlucky on the time my exiles take then.

didn't know the formula had been recently changed (only came back last round after not playing about 15) was just trying to think of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Aug 2014, 12:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cowmando
Exile system is broken

It has been pretty much ever since it was introduced. It rewards those who exploit it while punishing those who just want to play with people putting in a similer level of effort as they are. The...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Oct 2010, 19:17
Replies: 50
Views: 4,532
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Comparetheallyname.com

Thank you, at the time we were unaware of the euphemism (which we some what dispute the validity of the evidence that it is a euphemism) and the post on urban dictionary did not even exist. Is to to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Oct 2010, 18:33
Replies: 50
Views: 4,532
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Comparetheallyname.com

According to 1 person on urban dictionary. A post that was made about a week or 2 after we decided on the name.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Feb 2010, 15:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Cowmando
Link arby to def page

Could the arbiter in the game be linked to the defence page? I know most alliances only use this arbiter in a secondary role if at all. I think this will help those smaller alliances who rely on the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Jan 2010, 04:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Killing ships for XP

I do like the idea of encouraging people to actually fight, rather than the current run away or win out right system. However as both appoco and gio2k have already said; it is a question of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Jan 2010, 23:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By Cowmando
Stats calc

My idea is that a tool could be made for making ship stats. I think possible way of doing it would be a 2 page thing. The first page would be like the stats page but all the values could be entered...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 Oct 2009, 15:43
Replies: 279
Views: 44,117
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Round 34 Stats

Why did Zik Co get it's EMP resistance dropped? It turned the thief from what could be a useful def ship (or even part of an attack fleet if you can score some pods) if built in large numbers as it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Jun 2007, 09:01
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By Cowmando
Ordering

I just tried adding to an order and the thing that tells you how much it will cost and how long it will take it told me that adding this order would take 6 ticks to produce. However once I made this...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Mar 2007, 15:28
Replies: 263
Views: 7,962
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Guide to keeping roids and small r20 summary...

Just substantiate all the claims yes it is true, I get all defence in Destiny. The officer team all decided this was best and we are sticking to it.
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 2 Mar 2007, 03:34
Replies: 6
Views: 15,035
Posted By Cowmando
Re: The final word on how roiding works (!)

Yes this happens, it works around if you have enough pods in the fleet to cap your share. So long as between the attackers there are enough pods firing to max cap, the roids get shared out as Remy...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Feb 2007, 17:37
Replies: 427
Views: 12,912
Posted By Cowmando
Re: So, who's winning?

Probably a matter for a different thread if you wish to take this further as it is not directly related to "who is winning?"
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Feb 2007, 17:35
Replies: 427
Views: 12,912
Posted By Cowmando
Re: So, who's winning?

Just want to say it was a mistake on our part and we apologised to the player in question. It was purely a matter of human error in him not getting added to our arby. It was just a matter that we...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Feb 2007, 04:16
Replies: 177
Views: 7,211
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Official Prehistoric Monkeys Announcement

Muppet should get his own detective show.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2007, 17:32
Replies: 151
Views: 5,727
Posted By Cowmando
Re: zik dying 1:1 ???

I agree that a skill factor being required is a good thing and even think that the zik ships dying will make a nice change i just think that they should have a ratio slightly better than 1:1 or have...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 18 Jan 2007, 12:43
Replies: 30
Views: 1,428
Posted By Cowmando
Re: *tuts* @ Stats

Sure the EMP ships reduce the losses from the kill ships that fire before your stealers. To get those EMP ships in a decent enough quantity you had to lose most of what ever fleet you used to get...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jan 2007, 12:33
Replies: 151
Views: 5,727
Posted By Cowmando
Re: zik dying 1:1 ???

true Fi/Co is possible but I imagine it will be very hard going with your ships dying when they steal.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jan 2007, 12:30
Replies: 151
Views: 5,727
Posted By Cowmando
Re: zik dying 1:1 ???

hence why I said as they stand.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jan 2007, 12:19
Replies: 151
Views: 5,727
Posted By Cowmando
Re: zik dying 1:1 ???

Well as stats stand this would require the use of 3 classes of ships which is very hard to balance where you spend your resources. Also just to point out that as stats stand atm steal ships fire...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jan 2007, 10:10
Replies: 151
Views: 5,727
Posted By Cowmando
Re: zik dying 1:1 ???

If they do die on a 1:1 value ratio then imo they will not be a viable option. If you land an attack on enemy ships then you will have to spend the next few days rebuilding your attack fleet. Zik are...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2007, 09:31
Replies: 34
Views: 1,328
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Woo, more changes

I think this may have been done to compensate for them getting little or no salvage due to not killing ships, this way when they do get some they get more.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jan 2007, 10:38
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cowmando
Re: About R20 name competition

how about "Rise Of The Eitraides" for the name for next round (based on what Mighteh said).
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2006, 19:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Official declaration of war

Count me in on the drinking....

oh a contest aswell even better
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Nov 2006, 19:03
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Cowmando
Re: The problem isn't the game....

I must say that a lot would argue the reverse that a lot of the problems come from people playing for their planet and galaxy instead of their alliance. I also think with the current member base the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Nov 2006, 18:44
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Cowmando
Re: A suggestion for covert ops

also oppers tend to be below your bash limit or at leist to small to be worth hitting where as introduceing the ablity to counter covert makes it another for of battle, instead of allowing smaller...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Nov 2006, 17:37
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Cowmando
Re: A suggestion for covert ops

Tbh i can't really see how that thread or post is relivent to this one. Sure you can get smaller ally mates and stuff to hit people who covert you i am just not that petty or malitious i just want to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Nov 2006, 17:16
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Cowmando
A suggestion for covert ops

First of all I st say that I am not a fan of covert ops at all and if i had my way they would be taken out completely, but this suggestion I think is fair.

My suggestion is two fold, firstly that...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 19 Nov 2006, 14:58
Replies: 46
Views: 2,568
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Time for me to go for good too

Bye mek you will be missed buy pretty much everyone who has played along side you especially those of us at Insomnia.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Oct 2006, 22:23
Replies: 144
Views: 16,696
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Alvin Chng

h3ll was great person to play with while i was with ND, RIP alvin.

Condoleances to his family and friends.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Oct 2006, 06:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Cowmando
Re: I personally think we should send them into space

I did not know they had been used that recently.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2006, 17:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Cowmando
Re: I personally think we should send them into space

I would just like to point out that the "prison boats" or prison hulks as I like to call them and as they used to be called is not a new idea. Back in the 18th and early 19th centuary the English...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 23 Oct 2006, 16:39
Replies: 103
Sticky: Game Tactics
Views: 54,419
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Game Tactics

well i have not posted here for a while so here is another tactic (I don't think it has been said before). This tactic is probably best used at a time of war or for smaller players where the chances...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 23 Oct 2006, 16:18
Replies: 23
Views: 2,467
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Goodbye <3

Sad to see an Insomniac go to sleep :p
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Oct 2006, 12:19
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Cowmando
Re: pre-set trading

That is right I am xand and I lack all 3 resources:p.

On a more related topic I don't really see the need for this, I am can't code anything so I don't know how hard it would be to do, but surely...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Oct 2006, 10:33
Replies: 94
Views: 4,923
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Favourite Quote from a movie

I agree with those who have already stated that it is hard to find a favorate quote out of all the great quotes in all the great films, but I feel "Apocalypse Now" deserves a mention as it has some...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Sep 2006, 04:11
Replies: 35
Views: 999
Posted By Cowmando
Re: 3 way battles

A suggestion for enableing joint alliance attacks etc. would be to have a text box on the missions page were you could enter a password. Then all attackers with this password would not target each...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Aug 2006, 04:33
Replies: 97
Views: 4,635
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Bounty Hunting

are the scots still hunting for the battered mars bar? :p

sorry could not help it :(
sorry you have a go at my county can't help but return(due to previous posts here i assume you are a scot) the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Aug 2006, 04:09
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Cowmando
Re: With the new minimum resource levels...

just thought i would refersh this so it is not forgotten
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Aug 2006, 03:51
Replies: 118
Views: 4,104
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Planetarion Support Team

I think the bits about how he should have know everything that was going on are wrong as it is generally a DC who tells people where and when to send def ships so you quite often don't know exactly...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Aug 2006, 02:40
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By Cowmando
something about recent changes

just something about some changes i would kinda like to be edited or removed:

-Production and covert operations cannot be carried out while the game is ticking.

I know why this was changed to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Jul 2006, 05:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Why the exile system is wrong

imo this problem is mainly down to the players and can not really be coded out. I have been the GC of my gal for the past 4 rounds or so and i always feel bad about exileing someone who i have spoken...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Jul 2006, 03:07
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Lots of idea's

surely these would be scans rather than coverts.

Another thing to consider is that introduceing new scans/coverts would mean a complete overhaul of the relevent tech tree and how long scans would...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Jul 2006, 02:44
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Cowmando
Question With the new minimum resource levels...

With the new minimum resource levels could the bit at the bottom of the funds pages where you can trade all/half the resources in the fund deduct the minimum resource level before calculating these...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Jul 2006, 03:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stats

sure i know about #beta but there has always been a forum discussion aswell so everyone can get involed in the creation of the next round stats. I am sad that i was not able to get online to help...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Jul 2006, 04:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stats

is it just that i can't find it or is there really nor thread for the development of the r18 stats?

if there is not a thread to discuss this with the community perhapps this is what has lead to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Feb 2006, 02:22
Replies: 74
Views: 12,095
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Insomnia Planetarion Meet

you can never have too much of such things

well as i say depends if i have funds at the time (which is sadly unlikely)

if i do come i will buy a train ticket and spend all the rest of my money...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 02:31
Replies: 74
Views: 12,095
Posted By Cowmando
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Jan 2006, 05:46
Replies: 103
Sticky: Game Tactics
Views: 54,419
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Game Tactics

I like my name for the tactic more than any you posted but it is up to you mate.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Jan 2006, 04:33
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Cathaar Zikonian question

I thought that you did fire at unfrozen ships b4 fireing at frozen ones but i must have been wrong
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 18:04
Replies: 103
Sticky: Game Tactics
Views: 54,419
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Game Tactics

would like to add an amendment to the previous tactic i posted (fleet catching) due to the new ship stats. Well as stated at the top the best kinds of fleet catch are ones where ziks steal the enemy...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 03:58
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Planetarion Slogans

Planetarion: Meh what the hell i'll stay up a bit longer

Planetarion: Like real life: you just can't sit comfortably on your roids
Planetarion: A new disease for a new generation
Planetarion:...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jan 2006, 03:38
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Planetarion Slogans

Planetarion: Because sleep is for the weak
Planetarion: How is it possable to sleep through 4 alarms
Planetarion: You don't have to be a geek to play ..... no really
Planetarion: Where people take...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Jan 2006, 07:52
Replies: 113
Views: 7,070
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Call For Comments: Round 16 beta stats

Not got time to reveiw stats or post my history atm but i just wanted to point out that the drake is a mithological beast so no need to change the name or anything drastic. I'm sure if you don't...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2005, 22:27
Replies: 222
Views: 8,743
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Insomnia declares war on LCH

This round is kicking off and it r0x
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Nov 2005, 23:13
Replies: 87
Views: 2,256
Posted By Cowmando
Re: PA is going down the PAN*

I think Sovereign is getting a bit PANchromatic

well I'm off now flying PAN-am
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Nov 2005, 22:46
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By Cowmando
Re: protecting the small guys?

one of the main problems with bashing in my opinion is that people with no alliance are unable to get decent cover on a gal and wont get defence in when they are attacked. So they will go looking for...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 10 Nov 2005, 02:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cowmando
Re: N.I.P.L. recruiting

you should get irc set up it is real simple you just need 3 people with regestered irc nicks. Then go to www.netgamers.org and regester a channal.

then i am sure that someone has posted links to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Nov 2005, 02:02
Replies: 103
Sticky: Game Tactics
Views: 54,419
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Game Tactics

i did read the top i just could not be bothered to read the rest so i did not know if it had been given by someone else and had not been added
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Nov 2005, 03:45
Replies: 103
Sticky: Game Tactics
Views: 54,419
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Game Tactics

Ummm can't bebothered to read all this so this might already have been posted

tactic: The Fleet Catch
this tactic is a very good one for zik players although not very nice to be on the reciving...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Oct 2005, 04:55
Replies: 17
Views: 2,686
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Xandathrii Race Guide (R15)

yeah i could not be botherd to put it as a quote
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Oct 2005, 02:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,686
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Xandathrii Race Guide (R15)

on the subject of typos ftw

Marauder: Cr -> Bs
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Oct 2005, 02:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By Cowmando
Re: help the oldschool newb :s

i will answer some of your questions i will leave the rest to people better at explaining things than me

first you only attack for one tick

no seconary targets

the non pod class ships are...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Oct 2005, 00:54
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stat changes for R15

the ghost maybe vital for anti-cr purposes but it currently rules the game and will put a large hole in anyones cr to the point of distroying most of their cr as this ship will be built heavly and...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Oct 2005, 00:07
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stat changes for R15

i agree with heartless on the cath co (as i must have been writing the last post when he posted his this is why this is not includded) although in beta i must have seen completly different cat cr to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Oct 2005, 23:52
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Talking Re: Stat changes for R15

If you have played beta i think you would agree that ghosts and pks are over powered as i think everyone on beta has found this (correct me if i am wrong)

as for the bit about cath cr i did not...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Oct 2005, 19:48
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Question Re: Stat changes for R15

the cath fleets seem fine to me. the co are still effective as the vipers stop any large amount of damage being done to it, it just seems like u want no loss attacks for cat. Yes later the cat co...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Oct 2005, 02:21
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stat changes for R15

sorry about writing an essay but at leist you've only got to read it i had to write it

i would like to hear your opinions on this (honist as possable)

also i would like to point out that the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Oct 2005, 01:59
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stat changes for R15

my expireances of beta i tried to be as unbiased as i can
but as i only used one race it is hard to get the full overveiw

alright brutal honesty of the ship stats in this beta so far in my...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Oct 2005, 01:57
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stat changes for R15

I agree mate, sorry i forgot to put this in my original post. Branching into two class attack fleets for effectiveness should be encouraged, but not just forced upon one race as they are here.
...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Oct 2005, 19:39
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stat changes for R15

u should realy be forced to use 2 classes any way as other wise all u have 2 do is look at the stats and see what the roiding classes for your race are and just build them and as it is zik it wont...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Oct 2005, 15:46
Replies: 322
Views: 20,158
Posted By Cowmando
Re: Stat changes for R15

the main problem with both of the friget fleets this round was that every race could take them easy with ships they were very likly to build. Yes they probly should have been out attacking but they...
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