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Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Mar 2008, 19:56
Replies: 31
Views: 3,243
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [gsu] is comming back

nah.. he's just telling you how it is... u know bk in dayz b4 pax.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Mar 2008, 22:03
Replies: 341
Views: 24,628
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 26 Predictions?

Maybe he has an elaborate plan to stop you, like stealing the alliance name at round start. In which case he's a fool with lots of time on his hands.

Or if that's not it, then he must be thinking...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 15:11
Replies: 155
Views: 7,718
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fence it to the top!

I'm annoyed with myself for clicking on this thread.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Feb 2008, 10:48
Replies: 76
Views: 3,007
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A slight take on recent events

There's a difference between actively going after another alliance purposefully (and at the right time) and getting pushed around by said alliance in such a way that you're forced to respond anyway....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Feb 2008, 15:26
Replies: 48
Views: 2,233
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Politics -> Planet Status

Wrong, or inconvenient for you?
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 4 Jan 2008, 12:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By bwtmc
Re: xVx recruitment r 25

If you're looking for a change i suggest trying xVx, i enjoyed playing there :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Nov 2007, 09:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The art of not tagging up.

Hmm, the only alliance that spied like that last round was probably eXilition. You don't need the tools you just need to be in-tag. Doesn't take long to suss out coords if you can check any coord...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Oct 2007, 03:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By bwtmc
Re: spy & counter spy

No that doesn't happen NitinA. I think the idea is that if your agents are spotted, this is when the cov op fails. Otherwise they are expected to succeed. I don't think this particularly adds...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Sep 2007, 09:57
Replies: 126
Views: 8,251
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Omfg Tof

Yeah that's funny because you'll find looking back.. eXilition has typically not gone for alliances of that description while fighting blocks.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Sep 2007, 07:22
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By bwtmc
Re: cov opers = support planets ?

Mz's just demonstrated that it takes a very big sacrifice from these players to do it, that it has a very low success rate, and also that if you are bothered by it you can become completely immune.
...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Sep 2007, 08:33
Replies: 203
Views: 10,791
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations Exilition

How is that interesting or relevant? None, and it's unlikely I ever will? I don't play for exilition any more.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Sep 2007, 08:19
Replies: 203
Views: 10,791
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations Exilition

You know, other people and their galaxies lose roids too but they don't make a whiny thread about it.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Aug 2007, 10:49
Replies: 41
Views: 3,125
Posted By bwtmc
Re: So lets have it eXilition, are you playing r23?

i accept that challenge and i choose to make this bold statement on behalf of no one:


*.

*I certainly won't be around. Going off to live the dream on pittance in china.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jul 2007, 16:14
Replies: 110
Views: 4,565
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Last great War?

Off the top of my head, there were three reasons for targetting to run in that way. Most importantly, we wanted to put the one alliance that was going out of its way to form a resistance against us,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jul 2007, 11:23
Replies: 110
Views: 4,565
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Last great War?

That captures quite well my disappointment with the alliances fighting it out this round. And actually, intensity doesn't have to be about sleepless nights and major battles. A little bit of applied...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Jul 2007, 11:23
Replies: 110
Views: 4,565
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Last great War?

Germania, this is what I was talking about. I'm not seriously suggesting all CT have done all round is attack galaxies. I'm saying that there's a real lack of intensity in the fighting between these...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 17:43
Replies: 110
Views: 4,565
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Last great War?

I can see why some of you think Jenova/CT don't have great incentives to fight properly (especially if I borrow the defeatist mindset that seems to plague the game today). I can't really see why...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 09:17
Replies: 98
Views: 3,827
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The alliance limit and its impact on the rankings

Personally, both as a player and a hc, I'd rather be part of a small effective war machine in that environment. I'm sure there's a few out there who feel the same way.

Certainly in my experience...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2007, 09:05
Replies: 142
Views: 5,071
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Nature of the Support Planets Rule and other such extended discussions

I can't really see what this conversation you and Red- are having is doing here.

But what a fantastic idea. Let's kill off the forums, too.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jul 2007, 16:14
Replies: 142
Views: 5,071
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Nature of the Support Planets Rule and other such extended discussions

Maybe our 'back from the unknown' friend is this sheep you speak of. Kileman, put it back in its cage please!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jul 2007, 11:04
Replies: 98
Views: 3,827
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Close round so far.

It's not wrong that the alliance with the most/best friends should be the most powerful and hardest to stop. It is wrong that this alliance is persecuted by pa team for being the best. How can/why...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jul 2007, 09:30
Replies: 98
Views: 3,827
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Close round so far.

I'd say the awesomeness / size of alliances is a complex relationship we'll probably never fully understand. PA team understand it though. And for that we have a lot to be thankful for. Just think...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Jul 2007, 09:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Etd pick their own ships

Unless the game's changed dramatically.. then these players would derive another benefit from picking their ships. If one attacked me and I couldn't scan him, I'd have almost no idea what was coming...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Jul 2007, 22:15
Replies: 98
Views: 3,827
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Close round so far.

You better believe it. Seventy is the ultimate community size. If a community were bigger than that, it would almost certainly suck.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jul 2007, 20:48
Replies: 99
Views: 7,781
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Assassin

Lovely place birmingham, miss it!

Hope you recover ok.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Jul 2007, 20:35
Replies: 98
Views: 3,827
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Close round so far.

Yeah go Jenova!
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2007, 09:49
Replies: 387
Views: 16,978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

Spurs sign Kaboul (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/6272512.stm). I quite like the choice of King, Dawson and Kaboul..
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2007, 09:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Broadband

depends where you live in manc, and whether you're willing to spend another four quid http://www.bethere.co.uk
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jul 2007, 11:01
Replies: 387
Views: 16,978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

It's a bit less clear cut when you consider Spurs could never buy Henry and Bent will sell for inflated money, too.
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jun 2007, 10:07
Replies: 387
Views: 16,978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

Darren Bent's said he doesn't want to go to West Ham, so apparently spurs are the favourites to land him. He's definitely a good player to have on board, it does seem an odd move from spurs though....
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jun 2007, 10:35
Replies: 387
Views: 16,978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

He's always got Spain's unfortunate Euro/WC campaigns to fall back on. ;)
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 11:41
Replies: 387
Views: 16,978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

Saying Blackburn isn't a big club isn't necessarily knocking it. I actually enjoy watching first division football to the prem and have done for years. I'm certain I'd have more fun being a...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 11:33
Replies: 387
Views: 16,978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

Though, if they're successful for a decade or so, I don't doubt they'll pick up a lot of new genuine* fans along the way. It's not just about the town/city the club's based in. Unfortunately, at a...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 10:19
Replies: 387
Views: 16,978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

I can't see how blackburn could ever have been considered a big club in recent history! Sure, a club capable of winning the prem, but not a big club.

In terms of what these clubs have achieved in...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jun 2007, 15:02
Replies: 40
Views: 1,980
Posted By bwtmc
Re: London 2012

On the poll, the BBC assures us "Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion".

How would you rate the London 2012 logo? 1887 people out of 2278 went for "Wooden Spoon". I think they...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jun 2007, 08:55
Replies: 86
Views: 5,175
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Festival Wrist Bands

There is the minor incentive of free beer next time (at some festivals).

But generally I think it's drunken idiots agreeing to beer bets on the sunday night. So, whoever loses the wristband first,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jun 2007, 08:50
Replies: 152
Views: 8,613
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations Greenhills

That's quite a clever way of doing it. I'd mentioned this before to a few people, but not involving the galaxy (beyond the bp..) to any serious extent. I think it'd get pretty dull without the...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 15:35
Replies: 38
Views: 2,516
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Help me Obi-GD, you're my only hope!

Are you talking about the event or the line up here? I'd agree only with the latter. I think part of the deal with Glastonbury is you expect to see a lot of British bands, for better or for worse....
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jun 2007, 10:17
Replies: 38
Views: 2,516
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Help me Obi-GD, you're my only hope!

Personally, i'm looking forward to The Who, Babyshambles* and KT Tunstall's acoustic set. KT Tunstall's being horribly underpraised in this thread, she's exceptional live. The long blondes should be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 May 2007, 23:20
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

If Wolfpack and Ascendancy were playing the top100/galaxy game instead of the score accumulation game, one would surely expect Wolfpack to compete very differently. I'd personally still expect them...
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2007, 11:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Making animals extinct

There are few things worse than going karting in shorts (on holiday, not just being an idiot), and a hornet paying your thigh a visit while you're driving along at 40mph. :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 May 2007, 10:46
Replies: 39
Views: 2,105
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Longer Round?

When they were longer we had people moaning the opposite. Round 14 especially and one of exilition's rounds. "We're all bored, the round was over weeks ago" etc. It's up to the alliances playing...
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2007, 23:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By bwtmc
Re: So what happened to the planetarion I knew?

Since not many people (none) join or leave the game now, I suppose it's reasonable to say about 2001 now!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 May 2007, 18:29
Replies: 39
Views: 2,105
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Longer Round?

It's punishment for picking that over Glastonbury dear ;)
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2007, 17:51
Replies: 61
Views: 3,575
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Radio 1's Ten Hour Takeover

I've never actually listened to Heart in the morning, I tend just to flick to it in the hope a good song might be on*. I'll have a listen sometime though, wouldn't take much to outdo the other brum...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 May 2007, 17:42
Replies: 39
Views: 2,105
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Longer Round?

That's a terrible reason to extend the round. I'm not sure justice is the right word pig. ;)
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2007, 22:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Gavin & Stacey

The show wasn't designed to be cut up like that. I'd just go watch it, it's only half an hour of your life. Not a brilliant comedy in my opinion, but easily enjoyable with a beer or two on a far more...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2007, 20:45
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

It's not something I necessarily believe, I was just looking into what Chika seemed to be saying and that seems to be his conclusion. I'd say there was no domination. Although of course, WP had no...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2007, 19:01
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

So you're trying to say that even though you've managed to dominate WP you've still managed to lose the game? Yeah stand up and be proud. Really, congratulations.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2007, 21:03
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

Well you will fail with that attitude. If you really stretch your imagination, could you imagine Ascendancy coming close enough to Pack to fight for it? If so, surely you can see that it's not...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2007, 11:22
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

Angels aren't going to do very well securing 2nd place by hitting the alliance below them while they remain in 3rd.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2007, 10:05
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

Oh, you'd think it was today the way people are talking.

I'm sure three alliances could still challenge for first if they wanted to. 36-52 Million isn't uncoverable ground if the top alliance is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2007, 09:56
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

When I say you haven't been that hurt, I'm not saying you haven't managed incoming very well. Clearly, WP's internal structures/managing of members and so on has been really good this round, and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2007, 23:17
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

Are the rounds not 2 months any more? How long are they?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2007, 22:52
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

It's probably worth pointing out that I personally don't play. That's a really odd perspective to take. You're suggesting that because most of Ascendancy's roids are with just a few players, that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2007, 20:43
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

Looking at the ranks t100-200 I'm a little surprised just how close they are in score/value to the t100. A few extra members with 700k+ more might not make such a big difference. In this round,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2007, 20:23
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

The top players become a disadvantage? How is one looking at it to come to that conclusion? NAPs? I don't doubt that Ascendancy could play that game just as hard as WolfPack could.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2007, 20:16
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

As far as wars are concerned, towards the end of a round players not in the t200 tend to become almost entirely useless. Players in the top 10/20/100 become rather bloody useful. I don't know how...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2007, 20:10
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

As in the alliance that could most effectively beat the crap out of the others if it wanted to.
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2007, 19:46
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Signings

'But the 17-year-old Welsh international is understood to have arranged a move for an initial fee of close to £6m, that could rise to £10m.' BBC Sport Wales.

I used to care about transfer prices....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2007, 19:38
Replies: 195
Views: 8,198
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Correct me if I am wrong.

Given jer's just said you have the most planets in the top 10/20/100, and as you've said, Ascendancy too focused on value as opposed to XP..

It certainly does appear to me that an alliance in...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2007, 09:18
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Summer Signings

So southampton have apparently agreed to sell Bale to spurs. I'm skeptical about the price tag but he's certainly made an impression this season. Will be good to see him playing in the prem.
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2007, 09:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Lancaster University Library

Befriend the library staff, pick the one most likely to let you off and then drop in the bit about the fine.

Or make up some ridiculous story about returning it to the Medical library or whatever...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2007, 00:40
Replies: 188
Views: 9,771
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 May 2007, 16:56
Replies: 188
Views: 9,771
Posted By bwtmc
Re: TGV member and losing roids? Thank Kargool.

Gio2k I think you're completely missing the point.

The top alliance is going to shout rather bloody loudly that it plans to hit one of the two alliances to deter them, sure. But that's not the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2007, 18:08
Replies: 82
Views: 3,275
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Thanks for the compliment!

All of them, and for 24 hours? so instead of sending 68-136 (more likely 40-80) fleets at WolfPack at night you decided to steal the battleships of one player. And then of course, there's the rest of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2007, 15:16
Replies: 82
Views: 3,275
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Thanks for the compliment!

If that's the case, maybe CT should've hit ND hard at the time to stop them in their tracks. Moaning at them isn't going to achieve anything, smacking them around probably would. Of course, I am...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2007, 10:11
Replies: 188
Views: 9,771
Posted By bwtmc
Re: TGV member and losing roids? Thank Kargool.

You'd think they could come to some kind of agreement considering how CT are slightly ahead on score and Angels slightly ahead on roids. It wouldn't be too difficult to negotiate surely, even with...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 May 2007, 09:37
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Covert Ops modifications

think you can use that one to find out what ships your target's left at home..
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 May 2007, 18:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Galaxies, buddypacks etc

Why will it always be more efficient?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 May 2007, 10:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By bwtmc
Re: List of tax-dodgers

I suppose it depends on the alliance really. If the tax system is underused and voluntary, the current list could be more useful. Having said that, it's probably better getting the tax system right...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2007, 10:09
Replies: 72
Views: 5,817
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Free Round 22

Presumably the changes discussed and built upon in this (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=193999) thread. Considering its generally positive reception and that its an integrated set of...
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2007, 19:10
Replies: 160
Views: 8,393
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Madeleine MCcann

Pity it happened in Portugal really, we would've been ready to send out thousands of help Madeleine text messages straight away had it been in the UK..! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4847750.stm
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2007, 19:03
Replies: 160
Views: 8,393
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Madeleine MCcann

I figure the news of the world feel they owe the family a few after all the papers they've ran on the story.

I don't really like that Richard Branson, Stephen Winyard etc. are going to those...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 May 2007, 18:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Galaxies, buddypacks etc

You might go out of your way to build real trust/relationships in your galaxy if it was there, though.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 May 2007, 15:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Galaxies, buddypacks etc

I think we've outshrunk clusters, and certainly in their current state they're not worthy of much attention for players. You find the occasional individual looking for cluster defence from friends on...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 May 2007, 14:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Galaxies, buddypacks etc

One of the problems with small galaxies is that inactives can easily take them over. You only need about five players in a galaxy making some kind of effort for it to be useful. But you really do...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2007, 21:00
Replies: 99
Views: 4,803
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Angel Delight

Maybe chika was onto something after all.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2007, 20:57
Replies: 72
Views: 5,817
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Free Round 22

Oh? I'm the only one excited about next round's new stats and colour schemes? I've been preparing a comeback for weeks!

Free round's aren't going to achieve anything whatsoever unless they're...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 May 2007, 17:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Queue multiple exiles

I'm not sure the PA community's ever going to be capable of fixing the exile system comprehensively..
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 May 2007, 17:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Queue multiple exiles

It's also worth mentioning, back in the old days ministers played a much more useful role in (private) galaxies. Part of the reason that people don't take much notice of them now is that they are...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 May 2007, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Queue multiple exiles

Since the whole point of the ministers having to agree is to make sure the representatives of the galaxy support specific exiles, and not to delay exiling, why not!

I think this should be kept...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2007, 15:09
Replies: 99
Views: 4,803
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Angel Delight

It's good they're having some fun. Most alliances seem to think they have nothing to do with alliances not directly above or below them, like they aren't part of the alliance rankings or something....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 May 2007, 22:33
Replies: 99
Views: 4,803
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Angel Delight

One benefit might be that they aren't sitting here in two weeks wondering why they let a left-alone CT pick off their fleets for free. As a top 15 or so alliance, that's one of the few things that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2007, 14:10
Replies: 91
Views: 5,924
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The only reason WP came back

Chika, you're so caught up in your own thoughts.

What I didn't understand was 'the only reason WP came back' logic (which is bollocks).
Why should any alliance want to come back? Why did...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2007, 21:45
Replies: 91
Views: 5,924
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The only reason WP came back

I imagine most of the alliances at the top are content to have a chance of winning late on in the round. I don't think many have the energy to start wars any more. Odd in a way, it was probably never...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2007, 11:44
Replies: 91
Views: 5,924
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The only reason WP came back

As far as I care, so long as the word 'can' is in there, it is the exact same thing. It's like comparing 'I think we're really, really going to win if we play this time' with 'I think we're really,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2007, 18:57
Replies: 91
Views: 5,924
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The only reason WP came back

So, WP decided to play because they thought they could challenge for the round.

Breathtaking stuff Chika. Don't let the excitement stop there, tell us something else we don't know.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 14:17
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

You didn't know anything. You still don't know anything. You don't have a clue what eXilition's "core" is, even I don't. Players move all over the place and more than ever before did for R19 because...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 13:25
Replies: 63
Views: 4,232
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Official eXilition Announcement

If their purpose was to beat eXilition and not actually win themselves they were a waste of time anyway.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 13:23
Replies: 167
Views: 8,603
Posted By bwtmc
Re: R19: The hall of shame

There was like 20 guys on it. Most were in "neutral" alliances.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 13:11
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

I've already explained that. If someone starts the eXilition tag in-game next round, you could just as well say it then but it wouldn't be a useful prediction. You don't base it on anything with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 13:04
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

He's not bragging about it and you're wrong anyway, if all members were counted for score eXilition would've won (I can't believe you're making this point). Like I said, eX's average score was much...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 12:52
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

Kargool, that suggestion was never taken up, that's not the alliance merger system you see today. You're intentions for alliance mergers aren't the same as pa team's, they've never given us any.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 12:50
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

Don't give the admins more subjective work to do Cartman, please.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 12:48
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

While that's how SiN, TGV, p|m, Vision, Omen and Angels (and others?) interpreted the rule, I'm pretty sure that's not singularly what it was "intended for."

And Nihilum players did not attack...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 12:43
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

A trend for the future perhaps?

Alliances shouldn't put winning first?

I hope galaxies win Round 20! :D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 12:40
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

Oh, did PA team declare a purpose for alliance mergers? I thought we just had yet another rule to interpret.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 12:37
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

Nihilum was started mid-round by the way. All of the planets bar one in it were also created midround.

I think, with regards to mergers, recruiting or anything else, some of you are being complete...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 01:59
Replies: 63
Views: 4,232
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Official eXilition Announcement

You mean thats the first time you've* done anything tangible since 2002.



*'a group you've been playing with' is probably more appropriate.

@cura: you're either very witty or a total fool.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 01:54
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

Ah, the great Nihilum leader himself, lizardking. :P
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 01:28
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

No, it was picking a date to start fighting for a win we eventually decided should be ours. And it's because Planetarion's evolved to be an eight week score race.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2006, 01:25
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

The only difference as regards posting was that I wasn't posting anything because I was on holiday or otherwise away. Most of the command barely post anyway, Cartman and NitinA, but they were anyway....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Dec 2006, 21:24
Replies: 167
Views: 8,603
Posted By bwtmc
Re: R19: The hall of shame

darts and Draki were Nihilum spies!!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2006, 16:21
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By bwtmc
Re: So, after two years, is PA still any good?

There are no big alliances.

try this link to see the spread of players/alliances though (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=193254)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Dec 2006, 16:14
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Leadership

Generally, I'd say we either agree on a plan of action or change our environment to make a proposal agreeable. There's never been that much disagreement though, generally it's pretty obvious what...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Dec 2006, 21:10
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By bwtmc
Leadership

I didn't play a big part in this round at all. I spent about a week helping run things day to day and another week working on tools with a certain techie friend of mine (which was actually quite fun,...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Dec 2006, 17:32
Replies: 57
Views: 2,851
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Good Comedies

What about Good Night Sweetheart? Surely that makes the thread too.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2006, 15:51
Replies: 91
Views: 4,441
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Logbook entry

I'm there!

Just with the wrong ships.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Dec 2006, 22:57
Replies: 75
Views: 3,519
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Last week of PA R19

He defended against Furious Omen, Vision and Tides of Fire, all of which mailed him to recall his defence. On the occasions he defended against these cooperating alliances, they were collectively...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Dec 2006, 22:00
Replies: 358
Views: 17,864
Posted By bwtmc
Re: NewDawn's Official Proposal to Furious Omen

They aren't so bad if you either a) get rid of them or b) make sure they waste the other alliances' time not yours.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Dec 2006, 16:28
Replies: 358
Views: 17,864
Posted By bwtmc
Re: NewDawn's Official Proposal to Furious Omen

that perspective you have rain,



is probably why.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Dec 2006, 16:26
Replies: 358
Views: 17,864
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Dec 2006, 15:19
Replies: 358
Views: 17,864
Posted By bwtmc
Re: NewDawn's Official Proposal to Furious Omen

when did your alliance last win anything
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Nov 2006, 15:17
Replies: 102
Views: 5,130
Posted By bwtmc
Re: /Me claps *fap fap fap*

Score loss that's a new one.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2006, 21:36
Replies: 99
Views: 4,073
Posted By bwtmc
Re: We told you so! (some disagreed)

ChipZ^: with regard to the peniz-alliance, by definition an alliance can't be one single entity.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2006, 21:26
Replies: 99
Views: 4,073
Posted By bwtmc
Re: We told you so! (some disagreed)

In fairness, I disappeared for a month fully intending for the alliance to stay relatively small. In those weeks previous someone or some people sabotaged everything.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2006, 11:52
Replies: 99
Views: 4,073
Posted By bwtmc
Re: We told you so! (some disagreed)

bragging? do people not talk in your hc channel :S

if something's troubling you, pm me about it
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2006, 11:47
Replies: 181
Views: 7,543
Posted By bwtmc
Re: eXilition

Regardless of whatever you've written there, you've now got several less useful fleetslots.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2006, 01:49
Replies: 99
Views: 4,073
Posted By bwtmc
Re: We told you so! (some disagreed)

"Originally Posted by Cartman
Sjor i would very much like to hear which "promises" we have broken.. and who made em.. we havent broken any agreements... nor made much agreements.."

Go far back...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2006, 01:40
Replies: 358
Views: 17,864
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2006, 23:30
Replies: 358
Views: 17,864
Posted By bwtmc
Re: NewDawn's Official Proposal to Furious Omen

this is really funny watching all these omen posters come to life now they've been declared war on
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Nov 2006, 18:49
Replies: 181
Views: 7,543
Posted By bwtmc
Re: eXilition

Your planet was unmarked in the eX arbiter. The attackers, who organised it themselves, maybe three guys? They didn't have a clue who you were until a million def fleets showed up.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Nov 2006, 15:33
Replies: 181
Views: 7,543
Posted By bwtmc
Re: eXilition

I wouldn't call Forest a loser, I don't think he has ever made an effort to challenge eXi as a player/officer/hc.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Nov 2006, 23:46
Replies: 175
Views: 7,611
Posted By bwtmc
Re: ND whats your plan?

i think he's onto something! give the man a beer!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Nov 2006, 18:17
Replies: 55
Views: 2,925
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The rules for being a player, as stated by me.

shouldn't you be supermarketing
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 23 Nov 2006, 22:12
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alliance merges

It doesn't affect me in the slightest. I just think pateam should either get rid of the 60 limit for merging or put it in place and not let 80 players merge together anyway.
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 22 Nov 2006, 21:36
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alliance merges

They are both just as bad, it's just I was busy with cheap drink and no one else bothered to question it back then (as far as I can see).
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 20:50
Replies: 155
Views: 9,336
Posted By bwtmc
Re: "Where did all the angels go?"

It's normally about now that they move the game back in line with their intentions to piss everyone off.
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 21 Nov 2006, 14:34
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alliance merges

Okay, the alliances evading your limit will be GUTTED they can't overcome the 72 hour timer which only applies to 61-80 support planets not the ones that actually count for score. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 11:14
Replies: 155
Views: 9,336
Posted By bwtmc
Re: "Where did all the angels go?"

Hardly the cornerstone of Ascendancy, he attacked the same* one guy all round!
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 21 Nov 2006, 11:13
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By bwtmc
Alliance merges

So just to clarify if ascendancy and exilition merge but want to keep all 69 players, can they kick 9 and readd them afterwards without any fuss, is that inkeeping with the spirit of the rules?...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 10:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,749
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Round of the Xans?

It's normally only meaningful to look at the t200 or so. You can't tell much even then though. Strong players will finish high regardless of their race every round. All it normally shows is whether a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 10:14
Replies: 155
Views: 9,336
Posted By bwtmc
Re: "Where did all the angels go?"

I don't think shuffling 80 players into one streamlined tag in order to end up with a greater end score is anything but trying to win. Losing members on that scale doesn't really help an alliance (or...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 00:51
Replies: 155
Views: 9,336
Posted By bwtmc
Re: "Where did all the angels go?"

Surely it goes against the 'alliance merging limit' rule when they add the other twenty guys in three days' time..
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 00:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By bwtmc
Re: omg - angels..

That's a brilliant post sir :P
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 00:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By bwtmc
Re: omg - angels..

Back when p|m & vision merged, it occurred to me that removing players to get under the 60 limit, then readding them to cheat the alliance merging limit (makes the limit utterly pointless) could be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2006, 00:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By bwtmc
Re: omg - angels..

maybe omen will give them a hand :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Nov 2006, 23:12
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By bwtmc
Re: EULA Reloaded

I think you're missing the point. PA team are supposed to make up the rules (setting precedents or announcing a rule change afterwards would be cool) not the MH team. In practice, the MH team have to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Nov 2006, 12:59
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Quit changing planet names _or_ publish unique IDs in DB dumps

figar was an unknown planet with 7000 roids (or something mad) in most arbiters because of that in r15. Very good point.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Nov 2006, 23:32
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Maria and The Argument Line

Suddenly, now it's ten years. How convenient.. :rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Nov 2006, 15:35
Replies: 388
Views: 15,936
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Official Angels Announcment

No doubt Keizari, Kaifux and Nightsky all got together and plotted for ten days to come up with a plan to kill off Idler and save the round. There's no other possible explanation!

Bastards.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Nov 2006, 17:03
Replies: 49
Views: 2,287
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alliance Limit 50 in Round 20 (All those in favour)

Presumably the reason for it being increased so much last time is still applicable today.

(No idea what that is by the way)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Nov 2006, 12:01
Replies: 272
Views: 12,864
Posted By bwtmc
Re: eXilition are ranked #7

From what I've observed it's more of a culture thing. You feel much more comfortable DCing into the early hours for some alliances, and much less in others. Don't take it as a given that every round...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Oct 2006, 15:16
Replies: 85
Views: 3,824
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The case for legalizing farming

I think it's very important that you try to understand what you're actually saying. Firstly, the culture and the game aren't mutually exclusive. Please consider that.

Forget the loopholes and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Oct 2006, 14:31
Replies: 113
Views: 5,093
Posted By bwtmc
Re: admins handeling of ticks

There'll always be these problems with Planetarion and they'll always be handled relatively badly while staff are voluntary. As long as you're told far in advance when it'll be back online, I can't...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Oct 2006, 13:59
Replies: 85
Views: 3,824
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The case for legalizing farming

Feel victimised?

Winning is what you want it to be. If your aim is to defend your mate at work all round so he can do well, you do and he does, you're probably a winner. Inactives aren't aiming to...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 23 Oct 2006, 23:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alas, I retire

And what about you almi ;)
Forum: Departing PA Messages 23 Oct 2006, 23:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alas, I retire

Where's my weekend dc/bc/intel/everything officer gone? And when is he back :)

- I will hop on irc from time to time

I'll be around :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2006, 12:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Research/construction suggestions

No I wasn't, I was trying to get an idea where he was coming from.



Covert ops are definitely a lot more relevant to the game as it is. I'm very concious that if they were any less useful then...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2006, 10:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Research/construction suggestions

Just to clarify, at current, one 400th of the universe's value is invested in structure killers (capable of killing an incredible 67 total structures).

I guess there's probably around 2000x(10 to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Oct 2006, 00:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,890
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Manchester Meet

If all goes to plan i'll be getting kicked out of bars in Cardiff next weekend. Hope the meet goes well.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Oct 2006, 09:39
Replies: 81
Views: 3,781
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Which alliance?

This appears to be a subtle recruitment thread for ascendancy, started by pig no less :o

I've tended to try play for the alliances I'd like to play for, but certainly i've came away with the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Oct 2006, 23:37
Replies: 61
Views: 3,664
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Tomen? Gomen? Tgvomen? Omentgv?

I thought it was highest bidder
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2006, 18:04
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Portal Rubrique: Graphics.

Please for the love of god change that black on grey theme while you're at it :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Oct 2006, 17:01
Replies: 52
Views: 3,116
Posted By bwtmc
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

I was quite hoping ReligFree would take on the bet :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2006, 16:02
Replies: 179
Views: 15,844
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

I can't think of anything I'd like more! Surely they would be assailable by another organised cluster (It'd be interesting to see clusters develop given the very real fractions and divides in our...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2006, 10:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Research/construction suggestions

While that sounds quite nice. I've never seen anyone hurt by "a few structure killer waves," certainly not enough to destroy an entire round of work. And this is a war game, you *should* be able to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 13:55
Replies: 67
Views: 7,998
Posted By bwtmc
Re: So this particular top gal

He's probably not even in the galaxy, just some nobody trying to look cool. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 08:53
Replies: 276
Views: 9,563
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request to angels HC

The old 'My cheat's better than your cheat' argument.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 08:46
Replies: 52
Views: 3,116
Posted By bwtmc
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

If that was something like reality, then I guess my valuation of eXilition would be £3-£9 depending on where we went for a drink. In which case I'd say it needs to find a new command team :o


...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2006, 08:40
Replies: 179
Views: 15,844
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

But there's enough players for private gals OR alliances.

And who would win then, surely that's impossible to predict given that many good players will come back for private galaxies.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2006, 00:09
Replies: 179
Views: 15,844
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

I'd try do the alliance thing to make sure JBG didn't get it too easy.

I imagine some private galaxies would get a bit carried away acting as one, but that'd be a joyful challenge. Competitive...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 22:39
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By bwtmc
Re: MOnday Funnies

It's not often you see often twice in a sentence. ;)

So anyway, Death666 do you need to tell us which rounds you didn't play in your signature? Might be good to change it for some other exciting...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 22:35
Replies: 67
Views: 7,998
Posted By bwtmc
Re: So this particular top gal

The round's only just started, alliances will choose the fate of that galaxy not how many roids they can carry through week one*.

*as every round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 21:07
Replies: 52
Views: 3,116
Posted By bwtmc
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

Are you joking?

What "alliance" is chatty on the forums?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 20:56
Replies: 67
Views: 7,998
Posted By bwtmc
Re: So this particular top gal

Xan only galaxies don't tend to do very well midround :o
Forum: General Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 20:50
Replies: 33
Views: 1,737
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Braap Braap

Be thankful you're not working in Nottingham.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Oct 2006, 20:46
Replies: 179
Views: 15,844
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

I think it'd be best to ditch buddypacks altogether in that case, is that what you intended, completely random galaxies for random accounts / those who wish to play in alliances?

The idea's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 17:59
Replies: 52
Views: 3,116
Posted By bwtmc
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

Let's talk specifics, this shouldn't be a cheap place. Not the Bank though, some staff guy stole my friend's mobile phone on their birthday in August. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 17:47
Replies: 52
Views: 3,116
Posted By bwtmc
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

I bet you a night out for us and three other uk pa forum'ers that you're wrong.

Loser pays for the first three rounds, either London or Birmingham sound okay? How does that sound \o/
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 17:38
Replies: 61
Views: 3,664
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Tomen? Gomen? Tgvomen? Omentgv?

Well you never "need" the eta bonus pig, didn't 1up prove that? :P

Isildurx: It does as long as the player isn't in another tag.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 11:18
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A circular problem

Well, it's an issue, it's not a damning problem though. If 1600 people had a reason (even a small one) to come here we'd have a lot more going on. And obviously with more people, the ones already...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 17 Oct 2006, 11:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Insurrection Round 19 Recruitment

Best of luck ptraci & Insurrection :)
Forum: General Discussions 15 Oct 2006, 09:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Windows XP Updates

It's a bit like asking was it worth getting Win98SE over the original version given it'll set you back a fiver. Security standards for MS software are already low, do yourself a favour and get the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Oct 2006, 20:23
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A circular problem

You clearly hadn't been drinking for very long Arfy, the post was very coherent ;) The passport system would be a great way in which to attract interest to the forums. I still see that as a secondary...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Oct 2006, 00:00
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By bwtmc
A circular problem

It occured to me the other day that every other week on here someone says:



I think they probably would be if discussion on here more clearly contributed (and related) to the game itself.
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 23:30
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 800 Planets doing nothing

In an ideal world what would you hope to achieve with this thread?

So far we've determined that:

a) 800 planets aren't in fact doing nothing
b) planets do not have to justify not playing an...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 23:10
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 800 Planets doing nothing

Oh?



It's not a discussion if you refuse to listen to anyone with a different opinion to your own.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 23:03
Replies: 123
Views: 4,910
Posted By bwtmc
Re: What More?

I've tended to try and find a compromise. While i've found it important to do the best for any alliances I've been in, I think a lot of us on the boards have come to see that without any meaningful...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 22:39
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 800 Planets doing nothing

Why the hell should anyone have to justify why they are not in an alliance.

While the support team endeavour to confuse the issue by providing support to an alliance only game, alliances are still...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 22:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 800 Planets doing nothing

MotoX this is a truly shit thread, you have outdone yourself again.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 21:54
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 800 Planets doing nothing

I'm tempted to pointlessly quote you but I've decided since you've only just written that post you'll be able to relate the two.

Anyway, I'm not a multihunter either, none of them are kids as far...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Oct 2006, 21:42
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Streamline Tech Tree

There's two different issues, the research tree and amps. Building amps like mad makes it harder to have a decent fleet and so does rushing for those technologies.

It's still possible to scan and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 20:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 800 Planets doing nothing

It's like you're a confused multihunter in disguise.

Those that do not sign up to an alliance shall not be allowed to play our game!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Oct 2006, 14:37
Replies: 276
Views: 9,563
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request to angels HC

Wow, Chika used the word 'retort' ;)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Oct 2006, 14:21
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Streamline Tech Tree

Some people actually like to focus on scanning and nothing else, I think they'd probably enjoy the game less if that became meaningless (Hi Berk!).

The whole point of specialisation is to make the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Oct 2006, 13:15
Replies: 276
Views: 9,563
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request to angels HC

That plan's all well and good unless they have to fight a war or something.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Oct 2006, 12:13
Replies: 118
Views: 4,460
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Rumour Mill

I look forward to seeing ToF 1, 2 & 3 in action next round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Oct 2006, 11:52
Replies: 276
Views: 9,563
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request to angels HC

Well put.



The first thing I remember him doing last round was asking NitinA for eXi arbiter info on his own galaxy, to which NitinA laughed. He then threatened to attack us for the rest of the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 14:53
Replies: 195
Views: 8,574
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request for ND HC

Pity, she did so much for the community.

Those flawed race guides clearly won us that round. :(((
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 14:26
Replies: 195
Views: 8,574
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request for ND HC

I thought angels had already kicked her some other round, am I wrong, if not why was she let in?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 14:16
Replies: 195
Views: 8,574
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request for ND HC

I'll give you a tip or two about scanners in pm so as not to clutter the thread..!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 14:09
Replies: 195
Views: 8,574
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request for ND HC

Have a word with Odihnitoru, he's hurt a scanner or two over the years. ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 14:07
Replies: 118
Views: 4,460
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Rumour Mill

Do any of the big alliances actually have 80 members? I'd guess that ToF have and would expect F-crew to steadily recruit there?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 14:00
Replies: 118
Views: 4,460
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Rumour Mill

Or they could concentrate on winning. I'd love it (though I really doubt it would happen) if obsession with the above lost someone the round*.


*most fantastic irony ever.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Oct 2006, 13:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,366
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The need to bring in new players to PA

I think that'd be pretty cheap to implement given the great variety of people we've got here.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 13:16
Replies: 35
ToF
Views: 1,611
Posted By bwtmc
Re: ToF

Tell that to HK, initiating just 50 roids last round and still top ~tick 110.

The best starts we ever had in eXilition were where we collectively initiated circa 140 roids each(depending on player...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2006, 12:10
Replies: 276
Views: 9,563
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request to angels HC

you're clearly not spending enough time in the pub
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Oct 2006, 13:46
Replies: 276
Views: 9,563
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A request to angels HC

He wasn't that bad last round.

At least he napped the rest of his galaxy to 1up without consent and then harassed them with 'you've got to nap 1up, for the good of the galaxy, be a team player'...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Oct 2006, 14:46
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A new way to play PA!!!

No, read the post.

One colony.

Four planets.

On a constructive note, this idea would be much better implemented if the rules were deconstructed and properly put in place first, much diluted....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Oct 2006, 10:13
Replies: 86
Views: 2,966
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alliance size

The only mistake you can really make with alliance limits (apart from having them at all!) is changing them dramatically one round to the next.

Maybe i'm being shortsighted.. there's benefits to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2006, 22:11
Replies: 343
Views: 19,169
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Predictions

what do you make of this text he sent me:



he doesn't normally leave me kisses and he hasn't before mentioned that he stays over at boys' houses that fancy him. i wouldn't normally paste this...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Sep 2006, 22:00
Replies: 67
Views: 2,122
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Question about joining the Beta

As if Newt's from blackburn \o/
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 16 Sep 2006, 19:31
Replies: 34
Views: 2,418
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2006, 19:28
Replies: 343
Views: 19,169
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Predictions

* Topic is 'go support jer's stats'
* Set by jer

did he do that in your channels too :o
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2006, 17:39
Replies: 343
Views: 19,169
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Predictions

No, that wouldn't make exil better than 1up. It wouldn't change anything. Alliance competition was never about who could win the most head to head battles or consecutive rounds, it's always about how...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 15 Sep 2006, 22:49
Replies: 62
Views: 7,030
Posted By bwtmc
Re: xVx recruitment

best of luck xVx, will enjoy seeing what you get up to :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2006, 22:45
Replies: 343
Views: 19,169
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Predictions

As has been explained before, half the issue is that both alliances ran out of reasons to want to spend a lot of time competing to win a long time ago.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 14 Sep 2006, 16:21
Replies: 40
Views: 3,479
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Post|Mortum round 19

Best of luck you four, hope you can bring together a strong team =)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2006, 20:15
Replies: 36
Views: 2,727
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Speedgames

yeah you're right I was thinking more about testing. A 'speedgame' shouldn't be more than a day.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2006, 19:35
Replies: 36
Views: 2,727
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Speedgames

1 week, 5 minute ticks would end up a little under 2000 ticks I think. I think 24 hours is probably a bit short, 48 hours with 1/2 minutes always seemed to fall dead by the second day I found.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Sep 2006, 19:08
Replies: 343
Views: 19,169
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 19 Predictions

I think SiN probably will make t10, you're certainly more than capable of it, as for taking on free planets - where did that come from :o
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2006, 19:00
Replies: 238
Views: 8,061
Posted By bwtmc
Re: how do you become pa team

Don't get carried away they're not actually going to be used, we're going to do the same thing we do every round instead! I find this disappointing, I also find it comforting since jer's probably...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 13 Sep 2006, 18:46
Replies: 36
Views: 4,241
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Angels R19 : The Ascension

Is 'The Ascension' the actual name for R19 or is it Angels' name for it. If the latter is true, where did you get your inspiration?

Good hunting guys ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2006, 18:42
Replies: 78
Views: 1,944
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Private] Game development

In that case, perhaps it would be a good idea for us to not only make things more transparent, allow members to more effectively make contributions and encourage more discussion between PA team and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2006, 00:09
Replies: 238
Views: 8,061
Posted By bwtmc
Re: how do you become pa team

Thinking of investing your pocket money?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Sep 2006, 23:23
Replies: 78
Views: 1,944
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Private] Game development

We could go out on a limb and call the community led side of development unofficial. I can't see Jolt moaning very much at pateam for working on practical ways to get some more input.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Sep 2006, 23:19
Replies: 78
Views: 1,944
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Private] Game development

Yeah exactly (why don't we spend our time making it easier for others to contribute?). From the little i've seen / tiptoed around without signing anything, part of the problem is that when any such...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Sep 2006, 23:05
Replies: 78
Views: 1,944
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Private] Game development

It wasn't really about the context of that quote, it reminded me of something that's puzzled me for ages.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Sep 2006, 22:56
Replies: 78
Views: 1,944
Posted By bwtmc
[Private] Game development

This thread how do you get into pa team etc (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=192273) highlighted something I find horribly wrong with the game's development.



Maybe the game...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Sep 2006, 23:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By bwtmc
Re: I thought this was ace

probably should've taken a step back.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Sep 2006, 16:03
Replies: 32
Views: 1,847
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 18 Comics

It's just a comic :|

Seriously though, looking at the comic strip about the announcements (we're not going to play / we're going to play in a smaller way), if anyone reading it doubts that both...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 19:25
Replies: 42
Views: 1,900
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 18 the way I saw it

I don't think that's commonly the case. The majority of alliance HCs do not play very competitively. When i've been planning targetting i've normally only attacked HC coords if I've felt they won't...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 19:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,616
Posted By bwtmc
Re: End of Round Ceremony

but NitinA told me so!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Sep 2006, 01:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By bwtmc
Re: history of the game

I'd say the most relevant alliances in those wars were:

LCH/eXi/ToT (not Angels).

1up/SiN/ND/ToF

The first block making it very difficult for the rest of the universe to organise itself to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2006, 22:23
Replies: 63
Views: 2,783
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Get rid of Zik!!!

Xan were inept in R14. Defensively the race was pretty good but offensively it was actually painful. While the other races were complemented by the ships they could steal, Xan wasn't viable without...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2006, 22:15
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By bwtmc
Re: How to make xp more like value

Sounds fun! Actually, at the moment most of the decision making effort and judgement takes place at the 'target picking' stage. Most of what comes afterwards can be calculated in advance so...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2006, 22:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Potential changes to XP for Round 19

Or maybe you put yourself in a position where very few people would be tempted to attack you and if they did, you have a very good idea what you will be hit by.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2006, 21:58
Replies: 35
Views: 1,311
Posted By bwtmc
Re: getting rid of fake nicking in galaxies

While I don't think 1up's late tagging round was fun to watch (because of what other alliances did), I think it's good that they could hide from view and win. I don't think many alliances strive to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2006, 21:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 3 way battles

Most teamups involve just one class. Most sets of stats haven't had classes (phoenix/sentinel is about it?) targetting themselves. I fail to see how that's the case.

In the world of Planetarion I...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2006, 00:22
Replies: 35
Views: 1,311
Posted By bwtmc
Re: getting rid of fake nicking in galaxies

While I think it'd help galaxy communication/community building (something most other aspects of the game are attacking (after all, fundamentally this is just "survival of the alliance tags"))..
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Sep 2006, 00:07
Replies: 66
Views: 3,894
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alliance limits Round 19

Every other day for the last year or so.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2006, 19:31
Replies: 59
Views: 5,428
Posted By bwtmc
Re: LCH announcement

great to hear that Ace :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 23:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Lets Ruin Some Ziks Havoc.

What's it like playing an upgraded account benneh? :P
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 23:34
Replies: 179
Views: 9,506
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up Announcement

That's pretty much how I feel.



You're a ****ing amazing scanner suave <3



We only seriously started discussing Round 19 five minutes after the round's conclusion. We're going to try and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 23:18
Replies: 179
Views: 9,506
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up Announcement

No, that's half the point. Time and time again, potentially great alliances don't aim to win because of the behaviour of 1up and eX ("strong" alliances tend to throw their weight around, attempting...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 4 Sep 2006, 22:27
Replies: 51
Views: 5,361
Posted By bwtmc
Re: TGV - Round 19

Great to see TGV back :-)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 22:25
Replies: 179
Views: 9,506
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up Announcement

I (surely don't have to) can't explain how little fun that sounds. This round certainly is a great chance for new/existing alliances to step up and show they can win. It won't be a previous winner...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 21:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,616
Posted By bwtmc
Re: End of Round Ceremony

(because the score system hasn't changed at all..)

We need to find some fresh people for our command team, Kaifux and me really like our community and the pa community but just aren't interested...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Aug 2006, 18:29
Replies: 62
ToF
Views: 3,486
Posted By bwtmc
Re: ToF

Congrats mate, ToF has been through a lot, great to see you solid as ever this round.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Aug 2006, 19:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Universe vs Terran calc

Terran falls down a bit when it comes to targetting.

It's worth noting that fleet specialisation and high etas mean that a lot of the ships in the calcs above aren't seen in many real battles.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Aug 2006, 19:20
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Sk's,.. Hypothetical

Great post.

Rocko it really depends how many fleets are sent and how often. Certainly I've been aware that there have been periods in which a number of our planets have been hit by f-crew reliably...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Aug 2006, 20:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By bwtmc
Re: We're stuck! Help!

I think we might be, it's quite hard to tell before the round's over. Perhaps we'll play in a slightly different shape (though nothing involving SkyHead :P), i'm not sure. The issue has come up a few...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Aug 2006, 20:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By bwtmc
Re: We're stuck! Help!

Well no not at all, I was hoping you'd be a bit more lighthearted.



What do you think Kaifux is off in Italy doing? ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Aug 2006, 20:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By bwtmc
We're stuck! Help!

In light of this thread (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=192027), Nameless put forward something that's becoming a big problem in the scary/harsh/tainted/cold/stoom-ridden world of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Aug 2006, 19:02
Replies: 88
Views: 4,091
Posted By bwtmc
Re: So...

Conspiracy theory #85:

If he wanted to assure himself of a "great" finish (I imagine he did!), he could have asked for his account to be closed (in the past you've been able to do that on request,...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Aug 2006, 15:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Invisible scans

Interestingly, as more Ziks have moved into the t100, I'd say Xan FR has become quite useful and even appealing for some. As ever, galaxy defence falls off a bit too towards the end, making it even...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Aug 2006, 14:18
Replies: 66
Views: 3,894
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Alliance limits Round 19

I'd say ditch alliance tags altogether and bring back the war game I'm struggling to remember.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Aug 2006, 10:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Allegations and Rumours abound

Come back when you understand planetarion.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Aug 2006, 19:36
Replies: 118
Views: 5,331
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Planetarion Support Team

Let's be fair, there's probably only one university in the UK with more than one player on it. ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Aug 2006, 19:13
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

Speak to your CEO I guess.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Aug 2006, 19:01
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

I think it probably didn't help that 1up were determined to involve Omen as well as eXilition "because even if they aren't napped to eXi, they might act as if they are."

Yeah, if three alliances...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Aug 2006, 00:39
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

Hmm.. It's not like it'll be better than the Ascendancy challenge!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Aug 2006, 18:43
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

Who were you playing for this round? It's hard to remember.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Aug 2006, 18:30
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

I heard that Forest asked 1up to ask the aforementioned alliances to hit Omen to try and provoke a block war!

But jer told me so really :rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Aug 2006, 18:25
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

You're determined Forest, it's just you're not very good. :rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Aug 2006, 18:17
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

Why did they want to hit Omen anyway?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Aug 2006, 17:57
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Aug 2006, 21:26
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Galaxy Fund *Tax*

This lad's a genius.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 9 Aug 2006, 20:54
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Insurrection Recruitment - Round 18

Very impressed. Hope you can keep it up :) It'll be interesting to hear how things develop as new players learn the ropes. Keep us informed!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Aug 2006, 00:21
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Congratulations eXilition

No doubt 1up only won R17 because Filth joined who was previously eX.


Seriously, what :rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Aug 2006, 22:48
Replies: 525
Views: 30,685
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Aug 2006, 16:51
Replies: 96
Views: 3,957
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Blackmail ?

jerome` didn't take the thread in any direction.

I respect that phil^ believed in the post he wrote. I'm saying he's misguided in the most part. I suggest he'd probably waste a lot less of other...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jul 2006, 23:23
Replies: 249
Views: 12,045
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jul 2006, 23:15
Replies: 249
Views: 12,045
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Planetarion: Is this what the future holds?

At least you've got bored of making stuff up about me then!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jul 2006, 20:41
Replies: 108
Views: 5,969
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up you guys losing?

Thinking about it:

(20:27:35) <jer> yeah tell me about it
(20:27:40) <jer> hc myself now!
(20:27:59) <jer> exilition

Here's the real culprit for all bad things in the world of planetarion!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jul 2006, 20:34
Replies: 108
Views: 5,969
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up you guys losing?

That son of a bitch! And there was me thinking politics was my job.

Also - I have internet-relay-chat proof that all HC responsibility was passed to BaSSe pre-round. He should come back from...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jul 2006, 00:07
Replies: 381
Views: 10,826
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jul 2006, 23:59
Replies: 381
Views: 10,826
Posted By bwtmc
Every other tuesday I like to think that in an...

Every other tuesday I like to think that in an online browsergame forum far, far away, people might get their right hands chopped off for relentlessly talking about their alliance in the game...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jul 2006, 23:20
Replies: 381
Views: 10,826
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Double Standards

How did any planet that joined the alliance late 'benefit' Ascendancy during the period they did not belong to an alliance?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jul 2006, 18:43
Replies: 381
Views: 10,826
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Double Standards

We'd have a half decent game if we let you loose on planetarion code for five minutes (no more).
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2006, 23:03
Replies: 381
Views: 10,826
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Double Standards

On account of recent events, I'd expect the support team to find any political agenda the alliance might have to be 'unfair.' Presumably, they would then decide 'on balance' that the alliance's...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2006, 22:14
Replies: 381
Views: 10,826
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Double Standards

Players who do not belong to an alliance tag, or have not belonged to one for a period of time, but have had 'a lot' of interactions with an alliance in this time period can be closed for 'unfairly'...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jul 2006, 02:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By bwtmc
Re: One Man 80 Wives

I'm sure the States will declare war on his temple before long.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jul 2006, 16:19
Replies: 93
Views: 4,145
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Undesirable Galmates.

He's talking about players that play in an annoying hyper fashion for a week or so and then give up the first time they get attacked.

He's talking about himself.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2006, 12:28
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Euro 2008

Bring back Terry Venables!

The French team's average age is 29 or more, I'm not too shocked by that. I'd certainly expect the German's young team to be fancied higher than sixth. Perhaps that'll...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jul 2006, 12:07
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [Football] Euro 2008

You can guarantee McClaren will play Stuart Downing in the first eleven (regardless of ability/form/international reputation..) :rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 12:50
Replies: 268
Views: 4,793
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Gobsmacked - New Alliance Scoring System

There's not many days in a round that even the most under fire alliances see their score actually fall.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 12:46
Replies: 268
Views: 4,793
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Gobsmacked - New Alliance Scoring System

I suppose the extent to which it runs against that idea depends on how much change their is in the membership of tags in eight weeks. I'm sure top alliances will end up with the bulk of their score...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2006, 10:12
Replies: 497
Views: 8,788
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

Blame Birmingham I guess.

I went for an outsider bet with my Fantasy Football team on Friday. It's now nearly half German (Lahm, Ballack, Schweinsteiger, Klose). Unfortunately, I suggested to...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2006, 00:31
Replies: 497
Views: 8,788
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

Needless to say :| I spent the day playing football, in the pub and tonight at a gig. I was certainly planning on an Argentina - Germany Quarter Final, but i'll let it be up to pig whether I get any...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2006, 10:52
Replies: 66
Views: 2,772
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 18 Allys

They'll be back anyway ;-)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jun 2006, 00:09
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By bwtmc
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jun 2006, 11:13
Replies: 49
Views: 1,760
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Historical Round Data

Now that we're playing in 8 week periods (and we seem to be moving to a system of four rounds a year), the season has quite a bearing on numbers.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jun 2006, 00:01
Replies: 66
Views: 2,772
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 18 Allys

(If you can say)

Do you think TGV will get to something like full strength again before the round or might that be something that more gradually progresses? I hope you can gather real momentum...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 11:49
Replies: 66
Views: 2,772
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 18 Allys

Bringing them into what?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jun 2006, 11:43
Replies: 66
Views: 2,772
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Round 18 Allys

Didn't ND have the policy of rejecting all ex-eXilition players in R16? I guess that's one answer for you.



I think you're seeing everything a little more black and white than it really is....
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 16:24
Replies: 497
Views: 8,788
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

Part 3
.
20 Ecuador 1-2 Germany
20 Costa Rica 0-0 Poland
20 Paraguay 1-1 Trinidad&Tobago
20 Sweden 0-1 England
21 Iran 1-1 Angola
21 Portugal 2-1 Mexico
21 Holland 0-2 Argentina
21 Ivory...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 16:05
Replies: 54
Views: 3,947
Posted By bwtmc
Re: PA on your phone

I used that phone for about half an hour yesterday, very impressed. I feel it'd probably work to the same extent the PSP does with PA (except you've got a keyboard!). I didn't try logging into pa...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 12:59
Replies: 90
Views: 5,119
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Officers, a dying race?

If that's the case, I guess those alliances most affected will have to grow to be more flexible in organising defence and attacks.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 18 Jun 2006, 11:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,995
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Escape - New to round 18 - Recruitment

Sounds promising, good luck on your very first round.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Jun 2006, 00:08
Replies: 82
Views: 1,483
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [football] Eng V T&T

It's fitting that the England captain went on about the two great substitutions and didn't mention the third.

I really hope we stop wasting a sub on Downing.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jun 2006, 01:01
Replies: 497
Views: 8,788
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

Typical, I'm in the ****ing amazing group! ;)
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 14 Jun 2006, 23:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,770
Posted By bwtmc
Re: ToF - RD 18 (Time to Burn)

Nice post, the setup sounds very impressive. All the best for everyone at ToF & R18.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jun 2006, 23:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Secondary targetting

Is the benefit not that cooperative benefit thing people keep on talking about..?
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jun 2006, 17:25
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By bwtmc
Re: GuilFest (Festival in Guildford)

Lost prophets are playing on the 19th if you want something better to do :o

I haven't ever heard of it before, I guess there's a couple of smaller bands I'm vaguely interested in seeing.. of...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Jun 2006, 13:57
Replies: 497
Views: 8,788
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

14 Germany 2-1 Poland
15 Ecuador 1-1 Costa Rica
15 England 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago
15 Sweden 0-1 Paraguay
16 Argentina 2-0 Serbia&Mont.
16 Holland 2-0 Ivory Coast
16 Mexico 2-1 Angola
17...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Jun 2006, 13:53
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By bwtmc
Re: World Cup Ship Stats

Is this for the whole world cup?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 15:05
Replies: 160
Views: 5,307
Posted By bwtmc
Re: In todays news......

Dude the round finished days ago! I think you need some well earned sleep!
Forum: Departing PA Messages 9 Jun 2006, 12:26
Replies: 35
Views: 1,767
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Looks like I'm off for a bit o/

Enjoy your summer mate, hope the exams go well!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jun 2006, 16:37
Replies: 139
Views: 5,269
Posted By bwtmc
Re: the battle for no 1 gal spot

*my post*



Ah, I thought it was just the 1up friendly galaxy, rather than 1up members - Fair enough! I'm sure nothing more will come of it now that's been done. I very much doubt Storebo...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jun 2006, 15:51
Replies: 139
Views: 5,269
Posted By bwtmc
Re: the battle for no 1 gal spot

I can't see why the alliance would really care. More important is the 'who was silly enough to do it' issue.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jun 2006, 15:34
Replies: 139
Views: 5,269
Posted By bwtmc
Re: the battle for no 1 gal spot

Oh no, one day without positive growth!



That's one of the most pathetic statements ever to grace this forum. If it really bugs you that much, quit whining and do something about it. It's not...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jun 2006, 19:47
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The Penis

All the best DunkelGraf :D
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Jun 2006, 09:57
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A covert op to mess with prelaunched fleets

I can't think of many (European) top players any more that aren't or haven't already drifted towards prelaunched attacks.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jun 2006, 09:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By bwtmc
Re: The personification of "hot"

You could've just said fast forward to the end. She's hotter than Alizee, I'll give you that.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Jun 2006, 09:33
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [UK] 0870 numbers

Thanks! \o/

0870 numbers don't bother me very much, except I'm always stuck on a mobile making the call..
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2006, 18:57
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [UK] Broadband / Telephone packages

I'd definitely avoid Bulldog, don't even consider them. I personally find NTL to be a pain in the arse but if you're one of the lucky ones that don't have to deal with their customer service...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2006, 23:41
Replies: 497
Views: 8,788
Posted By bwtmc
Re: [football] world cup 2006 prediction league

PART 1
.
09 Germany 1 - 0 Costa Rica
09 Poland 1 - 0 Ecuador
10 England 2 - 0 Paraguay
10 Trinidad&Tobago 0 - 2 Sweden
10 Argentina 2 - 0 Ivory Coast
11 Serbia&Mont. 0 - 2 Holland
11...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jun 2006, 23:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Resources allowed to have stocked.

I wouldn't worry much about the effect on closed (and opened or not) planets when making decisions.

However, saving up resources (at the expense of what you can do now) is a tactical move, I like...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jun 2006, 12:46
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Bashars Allegations against F-Crew, Rock, TGV, VGN, SiN

You really are wasting your time playing a war game if you consider that a problem :(
Forum: Departing PA Messages 2 Jun 2006, 11:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,534
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Selenyum leaves planetarion

You said you'd stick around!

Take care mate, i'll be looking out for you. :P
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Jun 2006, 18:15
Replies: 214
Views: 4,694
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

Sure.



This I completely disagree with. This is probably a good time to point out the total lack of sense in furball's earlier post, the post explaining that he has had it 'confirmed' to him...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 May 2006, 09:12
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Sounds more exciting to me.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 May 2006, 13:00
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

That's not what 1up did Keizari. Ask them if you can use the alliance fund as 1up did this round and they will say yes.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 May 2006, 09:27
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Just because no one else challenged them, doesn't mean they were fencesitting the round. The hidden players don't change that either, especially since they were common knowledge.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 May 2006, 09:19
Replies: 20
pds
Views: 899
Posted By bwtmc
Re: pds

You mean, have Planetary Defence Systems which are actually just ships? :|
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 May 2006, 00:14
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

You say that like the entire universe, probably you included, wasn't avoiding 1up for most of the round. Most alliances shaped galaxy raids in such a way to 'get easy roids' from alliances they...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 May 2006, 00:03
Replies: 35
Views: 1,095
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Changes to alliance scoring system

Please don't say the 'I am newish to the game so feel free to shoot me down in flames' stuff, it's like killing puppies :(



Well put. That halfway-house approach has some merit too :o
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 May 2006, 19:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Xp home --> xp pro

I suppose it could involve domain networking if you have to use VPN or something to get access to them, seems odd though.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 May 2006, 19:34
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Dell

I'll never buy a computer from Dell out of choice. Last time I had to change a hard disc in one at work, admittedly 'a cheaper new one,' I had to take pliers to the case. What's really great is that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 18:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,095
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Changes to alliance scoring system

Presumably that wouldn't bother you if there was no alliance scoring system ;-)
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2006, 16:33
Replies: 91
Views: 2,951
Posted By bwtmc
Re: cover versions

They mentioned that at the gig I went to earlier this year. Didn't put in a performance though :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 16:00
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

The system's shit. Moreover, alliances would play a larger, more constructive part in the game than they do now.



But you can change the way in which they impact the game.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 15:55
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Let's say two alliances go to war today. There are exceptions sure, but I'm willing to bet that this round all they're looking for is to offset one another's scores and very little else. There's a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 14:58
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

See now i'd expect that to make the game less interesting! The game doesn't have to be confined to 'private gal wars.'
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:50
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Synthetic_Sid made a point in another thread (had a look but I couldn't find it) about how many people would like the game to be about trying to dominate the universe, kill and steal ships, for it to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:41
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Do you think alliances like LCH disband (pretty much!) because the community's dead or because they don't feel they have the organisation to properly compete in the alliance rankings any more.

I...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:35
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

I have no idea who the strongest alliance has been this round, most of them didn't do anything because they ended up overly concerned with their rank (for most of them) at the expense of their...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:32
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Politics this round sum up everything that's bad with the current system. I'd expect politics to involve far more players and to concern the wider game, not just the alliance rankings table. And so,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:21
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Exactly! Instead of pursueing nothing but rank, alliances would be going out of their way to help their members,

It'd strengthen the communities not weaken them.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:16
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

The whole point is that alliances currently care about nothing but the score race. This is less interesting than it has to be, even for the 'winners.' The cluster (not galaxy) thread has the same...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:11
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Do you not think the character and behaviour of alliances would then change?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:07
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

Why Nadar? Explain

Edit: I'm not saying the galaxy concept doesn't need extra thought :o
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 May 2006, 13:06
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Complete Overhaul of Pa

I disagree gzambo, I happen to think their purpose would change and they'd become a damn sight more interesting for all involved.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 May 2006, 12:47
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

There's a difference between having had a few Dragons players (nearly all of which now don't play) and they 'came from PIA.'


For me, the only time I thought XP had made a round more interesting...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2006, 22:08
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Are they weak? God knows what Omen, NewDawn and Insomnia have been worrying about all round then.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2006, 22:07
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

robban if it's the case that 'who you know' defines the outcome of the game, why is the alliance that didn't defend each other winning. Don't tell me it's because of the scanner donations, that's...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 26 May 2006, 22:02
Replies: 55
Views: 5,166
Posted By bwtmc
Re: retirement ahoy.

When NitinA tells you he's found a really impressive DC you know you're onto a winner ;-)

WIll speak to you on irc, take care mate :P
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2006, 21:54
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

eXilition aren't and never were PIA alliance. They didn't stem from one either. I'd go as far as to say I could count the said players that still play Planetarion on one hand.
Forum: Departing PA Messages 26 May 2006, 09:03
Replies: 19
bye
Views: 1,217
Posted By bwtmc
Re: bye

Don't think you're leaving IRC. We won't let you! :o
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 May 2006, 08:57
Replies: 35
Views: 1,095
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Changes to alliance scoring system

I think the implications are good. It's nice to encourage alliances to take in players because they want the individuals in their community, rather than (to whatever degree) wanting their current...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 18:07
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

I doubt it had any real impact on the outcome of the round.

But yes, I imagine it was a case of some subtle words between the alliance and pateam, in which the pateam staff simply said, "Oh how...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 May 2006, 17:20
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Change the distorters

I think Xelnaga was suggesting that his alliance have a 148 amp scanner, and that no planet bettered that with distorters. Obviously, in reality there are unscannable planets whenever the top...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 May 2006, 11:17
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Change the distorters

Cost means absolutely nothing with both the alliance fund and the resource hack.

Edit: Then again, it would make the game more annoying for scanners. I'm picturing Stoom asking JBG to repeat the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 10:34
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

For heaven's sake! ND:

It's pretty damn simple. 1up put forward pretty much every round that they'll target the smaller of the resisting alliances rather than the greater threat to their rank. If...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 02:29
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Forget hindsight, that was just a joke. I can't emphasise enough how pathetic it was for each alliance to put forward that the other attack before them and then not come to any conclusion. ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2006, 23:58
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

The first time he posted it or the second? ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2006, 23:54
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Surely that's a list of reasons as to why planet naps are good.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2006, 23:52
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Hand on your heart. Do you honestly think Sid and everyone else at 1up would respond to incomings on the basis of who attacked two hours before who?

What were you saying about half a brain? I'm...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2006, 12:40
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Meeting logs might demonstrate you had some willingness, it doesn't change the fact that collectively you didn't do anything though (which is his point by the way, he doesn't give a shit about...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2006, 12:13
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

'Random members' are the alliance not the people that try to organise them.

You know what, (especially this round) dIsagreeing with your HC can be a good thing.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2006, 11:16
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

I have to admit that means less to me than what robban said.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2006, 11:01
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

:rolleyes:

Why was it 'just gay'? It's pretty brilliant if it means you only have to organise officers for two weeks. Most other alliances are already knackered! As for planet naps, surely you...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 May 2006, 01:44
Replies: 108
Views: 3,858
Posted By bwtmc
Re: World Cup [Not Football]

There's a couple of NZ guys around too if you're interested.
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2006, 14:41
Replies: 92
Views: 1,457
Posted By bwtmc
Re: If you could go back in time...

Hey, those little shits are still around now, even at other peoples' schools! It'd be risky sure, but that's the life of a super hero. Be a teacher or something. You can live that dream without a...
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2006, 14:23
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Personal music "links"

I tend to just use music to blank out anything else that might distract me. It works well unless I listen to something I'm not very familiar with..

Actually thinking about the music surely is a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 May 2006, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A whole New suggestion

One quite interesting point up there, is the idea of strategic objects that alliances and galaxies can work towards. Fundamentally changing the system (to replicate what WoW do) wouldn't be so nice...
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2006, 18:37
Replies: 78
Views: 1,607
Posted By bwtmc
Re: A few things that are crap

I know two people who actually travelled to see the show :(

And no, they didn't (couldn't) attempt to justify it.

Edit: I found it quite amusing that the presenter took five minutes of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 May 2006, 17:04
Replies: 90
Views: 2,272
Posted By bwtmc
Re: I want a Second Planet

I don't think constructions should come into the debate for change.

For me, allowing people a second account to build 140 amps (which is easy as hell when you're playing properly, waking up and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 May 2006, 16:17
Replies: 90
Views: 2,272
Posted By bwtmc
Re: I want a Second Planet

I can't see why constructions really come into the scanning debate. The fact it's an absolute chore to scan and help out (and that's why people scan with the current system, to help others) is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2006, 15:24
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

I'm going to ignore the nonsensical post and try to work out what your signature means.. :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 May 2006, 13:14
Replies: 90
Views: 2,272
Posted By bwtmc
Re: I want a Second Planet

In a game where the aim of the designers is to make you waste as much time as possible contributing to the sense that 'I've spent all that time doing that, I'm acknowledging I've just wasted my time...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 May 2006, 12:49
Replies: 90
Views: 2,272
Posted By bwtmc
Re: I want a Second Planet

With the alliance fund set up I'm sure scanners could build an attack and a defence fleet!

Perhaps smaller alliances should take a different approach. The vast majority of scans they'll want to do...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2006, 11:54
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Or.. maybe they have collectively decided that the best way to play, is the Angels way :up:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2006, 11:52
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Because the next strongest alliance wouldn't fare too well in a one on one war, and they know it. The others either don't care about the top spot or think that if it were challenged, they wouldn't be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2006, 11:27
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Since everyone avoids attacking them I doubt they have to bother. A lot of players find they're able to finish as high or higher while not receiving any alliance defence (and as such, alliance...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2006, 10:39
Replies: 670
Views: 14,546
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

That's half the reason the rule doesn't work, nobody's sole aim is to serve a tag. Every player has other agendas, at least to a degree. I'd like to put straight that there was no grand plan for...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2006, 20:00
Replies: 90
Views: 2,272
Posted By bwtmc
Re: I want a Second Planet

Allowing most of those interactions probably would make the game a lot more fun, for those people with two accounts. It's quite hard to sell the game when you're sending out the message that it's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2006, 19:53
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

That doesn't happen. One at a time etc. You can't save the spots up ;)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2006, 18:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 'Fixing' Cathaar

This is a big part of the problem. There's nothing even like balance with Cathaar. Certainly with value playing a much bigger part in the game it can't be 'fixed' at all with just better-than-average...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2006, 18:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By bwtmc
Re: 'Fixing' Cathaar

I figure the change in the score system pre-R17 has made the 'cathaar is either a top 100 value players' race, or it sucks' issue even more influential.

Having the race at all is very difficult...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 May 2006, 22:02
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Identifying competitive agendas

I wouldn't worry much about (irrelevant) details, it's the change in approach that matters.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 May 2006, 18:01
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

Presumably that's why he asked to be flamed ;)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 May 2006, 15:03
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Identifying competitive agendas

I think they'd have to actually set aside a proper round for it, there's not six weeks to play with if they're to finish before christmas. Not if we're having any breaks at all anyway!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 May 2006, 14:04
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

Well yeah, a lot of big planets have been noticed by NewDawn, Insomnia, Omen & Angels, planets which are none of theirs and have no defensive interactions with other tags. A lot, being more than...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 May 2006, 12:18
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

I'm sure you're more than aware that on the road to losing those roids, NewDawn and Insomnia probably gained some too :| It's not like the only roids up for grabs are the ones lost in that listing. ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2006, 23:44
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

The question is Mek, do I need insider knowledge to make that statement? ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2006, 16:01
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

That point came and went! They're hardly going to play ball now.

They're pissing on Omen's doorstep, Keizari's been too busy closing the curtains to notice. ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2006, 15:53
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

How are they a Dragons spin-off?

Addressing both lokken and yourself..

I think Omen probably would bring the fight to them if they had anything like the firepower to do it. Their arbiter isn't...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2006, 09:26
Replies: 261
Views: 8,821
Posted By bwtmc
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

In what way will it be interesting? As has been said, Angels, Omen, NewDawn, Insomnia all have a pretty good --> excellent idea about how big the value gap is. Tagging up won't mean anything.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 May 2006, 21:46
Replies: 63
Views: 2,288
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Possible Gal setup (maybe just one off round)

I think you're being far too optimistic about cluster communities Storebo. You're saying they'll only be enacted if cluster attacks and defences come back. I really can't see many active players (and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 May 2006, 21:00
Replies: 35
Views: 2,021
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Some old PA-Relics I came across

Is this a 'subtle' attempt to drive Spinner away again? ;)

I miss tech trees.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 May 2006, 12:31
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

I spoke to a 'leaders' of most of the aforementioned alliances for a few days to see what was going on and how they were getting on, particularly in those new alliances. Mostly because there seemed...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2006, 23:55
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

I knew that's what you were getting at and that the original post wasn't fantastic, but i don't see what 'me playing' has to do with anything. Am I less 'qualified' to post therefore. :|

My...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2006, 18:38
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

Luckily i'm not trying to win awards for best ad poster so it's okay :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2006, 17:58
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

Yeah I clearly killed alliance discussions altogether with (oh no) alliance discussion.

Edit: Although, that statement was far more open-ended than it needed to be, it was said with regard to what...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2006, 17:11
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

I was happy the XP point was finally made and believe the score formula's a lot better as a result of that round. It was also great to see (SubH and) NewDawn stand up to the strongest ally and have a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2006, 16:47
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

Of course, this round-long obsession with not allowing each other to grow organically is the main cause for the predicament they've now found themselves in. It's going to war for second place half...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2006, 13:22
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

Nice post. As you rightly say, the biggest problem ND have now is 'eliminating' Omen from the equation now that they've made clear the way in which they want to win the round.

Of course, now that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2006, 11:19
Replies: 125
Views: 2,697
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Fair Play...

You're all shit.

NewDawn for not realising 1up have more t50 planets (this is where you do the damage by the way) than all the allies they cooperate with put together.

Omen for getting caught...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Apr 2006, 22:39
Replies: 46
Views: 2,662
Posted By bwtmc
Re: []LCH[] announcment.

LCH have shaped a large part of the last few rounds, I hope you're back at the top once again. Good luck in everything you do to the hc / officer team. Let's see if anyone can step up and take LCH's...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Apr 2006, 01:23
Replies: 63
Views: 2,789
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Lose The Questions

I think you're missing the point. Planetarion users want bot-stopper questions not thick-people stopper questions.

And as much as the capital questions are not entirely worthless, for anything...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Mar 2006, 18:59
Replies: 63
Views: 2,789
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Lose The Questions

Sometimes, when I can't see the words for the grey background, I just guess Marble.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Mar 2006, 14:46
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By bwtmc
Re: fun havoc...

Religfree I figure your biggest problem is the bash limit not the tick speed. After all you only ever attacked me anyway. ;)

On average once daily for the last 300 ticks iirc. :o
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 12:18
Replies: 43
Views: 695
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Motivation Duders

Minty asked me to on Saturday, I haven't had a chance to look at it yet, busy as hell with work and the like. :/
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 00:06
Replies: 43
Views: 695
Posted By bwtmc
Re: Motivation Duders

I think it's fair to say, all Birmingham people in this thread, myself included, are utter lazy bastards.

Hope you get through the week okay pig. I'm currently wasting time weighing up just how...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Mar 2006, 21:06
Replies: 85
Views: 2,352
Posted By bwtmc
eXilition & the future.

eXilition will not be returning to Planetarion for April. We took nearly a month to reach the decision.

The only viability issue was that of the command team. We didn't feel on the whole we...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Mar 2006, 16:47
Replies: 297
Views: 5,746
Posted By bwtmc
Re: value, xp, admins, fleets, winner, hate, agony, flaming

I think the mid-round part of the hypothetical situation was in your head, I don't see it anywhere previously. That makes better sense!

The sensible way to lower your fleet value as above would be...
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