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Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Nov 2018, 19:22
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R80 stats

My impression of KIA is different. The stats are massively imbalanced, to the point that it might be better to just start over. Even if we ('we') decide to build on them, they'll need more than a few...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Nov 2018, 19:20
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Defensive Specialist in ally tools

I'm inclined toward lessening the role of the alliance fleet more than I am toward enlarging it.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Nov 2018, 14:08
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: fleet access.

Prediction: it'll be 5 people in the top 10, 2 in the top 100, and 3 people who competed for a top 10 finish and then crashed out of the top 100.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Nov 2018, 18:02
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: fleet access.

...Wow, the races at the top of KIA are not in order. I would have noticed fewer people are playing Zik and Etd if that weren't the case. :(

P.S. Zik is still doing very badly too, just not quite...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Nov 2018, 16:06
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: fleet access.

Everyone who went Xan, ZIk and Etd clearly overestimated how strong those races are, and that's on them as players. It's on us* as stats makers that there even is a fleet strategy A that completely...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Nov 2018, 08:24
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: fleet access.

Just because Xan is weak for a round doesn't mean there's a problem. Obviously, Xan is very weak this round*, but that can just as easily be because of the stats or alliance fleet strategies. 2...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Nov 2018, 09:33
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: fleet access.

I reread my previous post, and it's too negative. Rather than "dangerous", read "risky", and keep in mind that all great advances carried with them a degree of risk. That risk is not a reason never...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Nov 2018, 15:44
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: fleet access.

You missed my point: big changes are dangerous, especially when a game is on the edge of death already. Tag size changes were just an example, and I specifically included both raising and lowering it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Nov 2018, 22:44
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: fleet access.

I've proposed the removal of attack prelaunch and alliance fleets before, but in all honestly, it kind of scares me. Not saying it's a bad idea, but it's a change that's almost on the kind of scale...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2018, 17:14
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Quest bonus'

You have a point, quest rewards for just doing well do seem a bit silly. That said, I also don't think we should have the reverse: no rewards for doing poorly. Sure, the game should be less difficult...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Oct 2018, 16:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The legacy

"OK, now open your PayPal account..."
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Oct 2018, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: mzCalc: Stats Analysis Tool

I'm not really sure what you're asking. The order in which the combat engine does it is... the order in which the combat engine happens to do it. I don't know why it does it the way it does it, but...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Oct 2018, 08:03
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: mzCalc: Stats Analysis Tool

If it were that simple, I wouldn't say I had no way of determining it.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 18 Oct 2018, 18:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: mzCalc: Stats Analysis Tool

mzCalc v1.2.1 updates the parser to deal with the new race headers on the stats page, and makes the race column optional. You should once again be able to paste the entire stats page into a text...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Oct 2018, 11:34
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Structure Killers

Losing roids makes me feel bad, so I think we should only be able to roid people during war.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Oct 2018, 00:00
Replies: 34
Views: 4,021
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Oct 2018, 18:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The legacy

My legacy is that of best player of all time.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Sep 2018, 18:50
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Is anybody here

Let me your question with a question: how many posts have there been on GD in 2018?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Sep 2018, 21:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Sep 2018, 09:16
Replies: 105
Views: 3,948
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ironborn Backstab

What's confusing about it is that it's all wrong. Sure, when you're galraiding, BCs have lots of freedom to do whatever, and a sneaky one can use that freedom to force their alliance politics in a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Sep 2018, 19:11
Replies: 105
Views: 3,948
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ironborn Backstab

gm claims 'ultimate authority' (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?p=3262469#post3262469) and to 'come to him direct', yet everyone appears to talk to Forest. There's all kinds of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2018, 22:37
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2018, 13:36
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 79 Name Poll

Space Cowboys is obviously the best choice. Who else is going to keep watch over all those space sheep?

But why only 3 days to vote?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Sep 2018, 18:56
Replies: 105
Views: 3,948
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ironborn Backstab

Yet this whole thread is about CT and Ironborn, and you're barely mentioned. How can that be?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Sep 2018, 18:51
Replies: 105
Views: 3,948
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ironborn Backstab

As someone who knows absolutely nothing about what's going on (what the **** am I doing on AD?), this seems to me like the missing link between VenoX' point of view and Forest's:

Forest tries his...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Sep 2018, 19:54
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: google reCAPTCHA new!

Always happy to have Google track me.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Aug 2018, 12:33
Replies: 76
Views: 5,119
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: ALLY Round 78

31 hours. You're slipping.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Aug 2018, 07:51
Replies: 76
Views: 5,119
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: ALLY Round 78

Proposing a tab for Butcher on the universe page that lists which rounds people played.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Aug 2018, 17:15
Replies: 76
Views: 5,119
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: ALLY Round 78

I can't stand it when people have fun!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Aug 2018, 18:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Shipstats R78

Yes (https://game.planetarion.com/manual.pl?page=stats).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Jul 2018, 23:21
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Why having the global landing rate influence XP is a bad idea

Signups open. Stats are final.

I am Genevieve McGenius. I look at the stats for 2.18 seconds and instantly realize that while they look suited for value play, they're actually perfectly tuned for...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Jul 2018, 21:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Shipstats R78

The wicked fear the Light.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Jul 2018, 19:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 77 Misc Stats

Off with his head.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jul 2018, 19:20
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Galaxy Counted Score

You're taking away all my fun, listing all the disadvantages right off the bat. :(

Anyway, yeah, I dislike the counting member system for alliances for all the reasons you listed. For galaxies, I...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jul 2018, 10:11
Replies: 8
Sticky: Poll: Round 78 Name Poll
Views: 1,798
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 78 Name Poll

Space sheep may be believable, but the notion of space pigs is ridiculous.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jul 2018, 19:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,848
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Limitation of Military Center

While I think the game going "NO YOU CAN'T DO THIS" is inelegant to say the least, the population categories are not even close to equal. +100% mining is so much stronger than +100% production...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jul 2018, 08:31
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

Fair point, hadn't thought of that!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jul 2018, 20:40
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

That supposes that XP increases more than value, as the number of roids in the universe increases. I don't believe that is the case. If we all had 10 times as many roids, wouldn't we all get 10 times...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Jul 2018, 23:46
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

He's quoting the formula from the manual. The current formula, as he said.


It is a war game, but any responsible general will tell you they'd rather take on smaller, weaker armies than big...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jul 2018, 08:24
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cons

Games don't become more fun the more you're allowed to do, the fewer restrictions there are in place. Chess would be much worse if all your pieces could move like a queen and Counter-Strike would be...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jul 2018, 07:56
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cons

OK, so let's assume a few people build 10 more amps and dists... but how does that improve the game? It's just the exact same people blocking the exact same scanners, but with a few more amps and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jul 2018, 07:49
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cons

The vast majority of players never hits the cons limit, so they don't need to tear down buildings to make room.

For the few that do, that strategy encourages them to have a long-term plan, rather...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Jul 2018, 22:42
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

See here (http://beta.planetarion.com/history/history.php) for better historical data.

The last rounds that were won by XP planets were 74, 67 (a fluke: def XP) and 59. XP rounds are few and far...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jun 2018, 14:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Llama Crew

More info (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=199227).
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jun 2018, 16:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 77 Prediction Thread

100 incs is not that much.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 May 2018, 14:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Some small niggles

See this thread (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=201484).
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2018, 07:40
Replies: 73
Views: 3,388
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Top planet rankings

I'm not talking about specific cases, just a general principle. I think donating ships and resources to your friends is bad. Do you disagree?


I agree, though it does serve another purpose: it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2018, 18:00
Replies: 73
Views: 3,388
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Top planet rankings

Uh, yes? Have you played this game?


Sure, it's havoc. It's just not that important. But it's still cheating, just less important cheating. Why are you defending it?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2018, 17:06
Replies: 73
Views: 3,388
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Top planet rankings

Do you really think it's A-OK to launch your fleet at someone with the intent to donate them salvage and/or ships? Even if you aren't told or asked to?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 May 2018, 07:52
Replies: 73
Views: 3,388
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Top planet rankings

Zwan seems to be just a random stick you found to beat Ultores with. One of them, anyway.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2018, 11:48
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Otters - Round 77

I like the name!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 May 2018, 11:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 May 2018, 19:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 77 Name Poll

I think I asked about this last time too, but can the poll stay up a bit longer than 5 days next time? The short duration rewards organization (ie, telling all your friends to vote for your round...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 May 2018, 19:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Some small niggles

gm: "The house needs vacuuming"
Forest: "We should clear out the dish washer"
Paisley: "Why not install a new kitchen?"
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Apr 2018, 21:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 77 Name Poll

I voted for that and Space Bandits. Very pulp-esque.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Apr 2018, 08:04
Replies: 44
Views: 3,943
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: r77 ship stats proposals

If you send 90 fleets to a grounded alliance with a competent DC, you should not land anything. That's just how the value math works out. Other than that, this sounds fairly reasonable.

On a...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 Apr 2018, 20:51
Replies: 44
Views: 3,943
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: r77 ship stats proposals

I'm not sure if the stats can do much to encourage players to hit top planets or galaxies, but the rest looks fine to me.


What do you mean by 'mix and match'?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Apr 2018, 10:09
Replies: 44
Views: 3,943
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: r77 ship stats proposals

I re-read the r69 (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=201213) threads (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=201230), and apparently my final verdict at the time as 'interesting...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2018, 09:52
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2018, 11:24
Replies: 31
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 76 the saga continues

That's not what Ave was replying to, Xerxes. He's accusing Ultores of having pre-round NAPs, and presenting the fact(?) that they're the same NAPs you had last round as evidence of long-term...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Apr 2018, 15:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Bring back PDS

When? I don't recall it ever being part of PA.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Apr 2018, 08:11
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Bring back PDS

Why does every goddamn thread have to have some ****ing peabrain in it who brings up tag limits?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Apr 2018, 15:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Bring back PDS

Either it's overpowered enough to force everyone into building it, turning PA into Simtarion. I want to make this clear: I'm not exaggerating for effect, I mean it would turn PA into literally...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Apr 2018, 09:58
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Bring back PDS

PDS is terrible.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Mar 2018, 18:28
Replies: 26
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Resource Stealers

On the one hand, at least it'll be nearly impossible the cheat with them.

On the other...



BOOOOOOORING
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Mar 2018, 23:29
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Mar 2018, 14:41
Replies: 26
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Resource Stealers

I've never seen it either.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Mar 2018, 11:52
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2018, 20:19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Resource Stealers

I ran into that problem too. I've already filed a bug report.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Mar 2018, 20:18
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Bug: resources disappear when saving bcalc

I cannot reproduce the bug without ships, Pit.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2018, 12:49
Replies: 26
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Resource Stealers

41 * 50 = 2050 (https://game.planetarion.com/bcalc.pl?id=owh4zf1y19xmax1).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Mar 2018, 12:48
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Bug: resources disappear when saving bcalc

When I put resources on the defending side in this (https://game.planetarion.com/bcalc.pl?id=s4mlp005xfn9eal) bcalc and press 'Save', the resources disappear. The bug only occurs when the defending...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2018, 08:36
Replies: 26
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Resource Stealers

Resource stealers steal 50 resources per point of damage, up to a maximum of 25% of what's stockpiled. There is no reduction in cap rate for hitting downwards, nor an increase for hitting upwards.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Mar 2018, 16:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 76 Stats

Oh, did Paisley put them there! I did wonder where they ended up.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Mar 2018, 10:31
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 76 Stats

Yes. Whether a ship can make ally defense ETA or not is rather important.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Mar 2018, 10:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 76 Stats

Appoco, it would be nice if we could see those before they are made final-final.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Mar 2018, 08:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 76 Stats

Last round, they were listed on the stats page. Since this round they aren't, I assume all the ETAs are class-based again.

On a sidenote, changing the formatting of the stats page back again is...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Mar 2018, 08:42
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 76 Stats

Locust changed from normal anti-Co to EMP anti-Fi. Widow gained T2 Bs. Some shuffling of Bs ERes and anti-Bs EMP guns and cost.

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Mar 2018, 10:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Slack IRC

I don't know if there are other alliances using Slack out there, but the IRC and XMPP gateways are getting shut down:


Never trust a proprietary protocol.

Edit: this probably won't affect bots...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Mar 2018, 16:17
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 76 Stats

So now what?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Mar 2018, 15:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: mzCalc: Stats Analysis Tool

mzCalc v1.2.0 adds support for resource stealing. Since I don't know the odds of stealing resources at all (I assume it's pretty low), it's disabled by default, but it can be enabled using -t or...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Mar 2018, 14:18
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 76 Stats

Way too defensive. Ter De, Xan De, Zik Fr and Etd Fr only need three ships for full coverage. Ter Bs, Xan Fi, Zik Co and Etd Cr only need four. Both Cat fleets need five, for some reason, and their...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Feb 2018, 20:38
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fixes

You beat me to it, I was going to post something along those same lines before I opened the thread. It's actually even worse than I originally predicted: not only have we converged on the most...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Feb 2018, 16:15
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fixes

I rather like it that people have to look a bit further into the future than the 6-8 ticks it'd take to do a 1200 RP research. Your suggestion changes the whole system from something that requires...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Feb 2018, 11:08
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fixes

I'm not sure I understand what you're suggesting, Blue_esper.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Feb 2018, 13:38
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fixes

Yes, the core-first route started being popular after it got a major buff, first in r40, and then again in r44. Before that, basically only scanners and idlers built them. People who already had inc...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Feb 2018, 14:13
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fixes

It really wouldn't.


I don't know the original goal of HCT research, but here's some of its effects

Planets with lots of roids have less opportunity to do value-producing research like core...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Feb 2018, 10:06
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

Would you be opposed to someone else finishing the job, Paisley?

(It's a general question; I'm not volunteering, unless starting Wednesday evening is acceptable. Which I bet it isn't.)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Feb 2018, 09:54
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fixes

Action has never taken place before tick 300. That said, I wouldn't mind a slight decrease in core mining, because your point is otherwise valid.

Anything that lowers the ceiling on how many...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Feb 2018, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 2,872
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 76 Name Poll

I thought 3 days was a little short, too.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Feb 2018, 18:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: one step too far

Is this #multihunters?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Feb 2018, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: galaxy score suggestion

Agreed. I spent a lot of time coming up with a reasonable formula to determine whether an attack was launchable (not landable!) for my bcalc/stats analysis tool. Whether you would launch an attack...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Feb 2018, 18:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: galaxy score suggestion

In battles like that, there are no winners, just losers. Sure, maybe after salvage you lost "only" 1.6m while your opponent lost 2.3m, but you're still all ****ed.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Feb 2018, 16:20
Replies: 66
Views: 6,319
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: "Fos" the VGN repeat cheater

Because proving an account is a multi is easy, but proving they are a multi account owned by a specific player is hard.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Feb 2018, 16:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: galaxy score suggestion

I oppose this for the same reason I oppose 'counting members': it turns a portion of the player base into second-class citizens, leading to situations in which they are forced ("encouraged") to crash...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jan 2018, 18:02
Replies: 52
Views: 5,548
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jan 2018, 09:45
Replies: 52
Views: 5,548
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 75 Discussion, predictions

Just emphasis for sarcasm.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jan 2018, 18:05
Replies: 52
Views: 5,548
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Rd 75 Discussion, predictions

The best thing about Butcher propaganda is how subtle it is.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Jan 2018, 07:29
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

I assume and assumed your (and everyone's) goal is to make or help make good stats. We do that by pointing out the biggest and most important problems first. If you use words like 'failure' to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Jan 2018, 13:51
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

If that's the kind of problems people are worrying about, then I guess Blue_Esper did a good job.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jan 2018, 18:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,853
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: New Cov op

I'm inclined to agree. Having the game outright lie to you is not a good experience.

That said, there's some interesting ideas in this thread, and I'd be happy to hear more.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Jan 2018, 13:43
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

Oh, I didn't notice we're only 3 days before tickstart. Heh. So much for balance, I guess.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Jan 2018, 22:15
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

OK, I ran the numbers.

First, two easy ones:

Distributator -> Distributor
Pedlar -> Peddler

Ter De looks very strong: it's not the best roiding fleet, but it's very strong defensively. It...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Dec 2017, 18:01
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

Can't have a problem with Xan Fr if you don't make any Xan Fr.

Insert picture of the black dude tapping his temple.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Dec 2017, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Xmas round feedback

Cov ops are shit, I agree, but making them good enough to see widespread use will piss a lot of people off.

Scanning is fine, in terms of how much it contributes. If you've ever been in an...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Dec 2017, 14:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Dec 2017, 08:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Xmas round feedback

Adding or removing a zero at the end of all scores and values doesn't change anything, though.


That means we went from 1/0/0 ticks for Fi/Co (1 tick for defending with Fi/Co, while Fr/De/Cr/Bs...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 Dec 2017, 17:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Xmas round feedback

400 ticks is a generous(ly low) estimate. Could anything be done to make the first half of the round feel more consequential, thus resulting in more action?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 Dec 2017, 17:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Xmas round feedback

How?

I'm not challenging your statement (not yet anyway :P), I just don't understand it.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Dec 2017, 16:49
Replies: 32
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Allow ally fleet to run and hide

I invite you to find four posts ("discussions", plural, and each discussion requires at least 2 posts) about removing the run and hide feature to support your claim. Not that it's relevant, because...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Dec 2017, 08:36
Replies: 32
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Allow ally fleet to run and hide

Unless there's some super-secret forum I don't have access to, there have been no discussions about removing run & hide for the base fleet.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Dec 2017, 12:57
Replies: 32
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Allow ally fleet to run and hide

Fallacy of the excluded middle (http://changingminds.org/disciplines/argument/fallacies/excluded_middle.htm).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Dec 2017, 22:01
Replies: 32
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Allow ally fleet to run and hide

I'm not quite ready to go as far as advocating the removal of the alliance defense fleet, but I'll freely admit to feeling more and more uncomfortable with the style of play they've introduced, with...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Dec 2017, 17:13
Replies: 32
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Allow ally fleet to run and hide

Sounds fine to me. If you want to win, you have to play. Def planets suck.


You get XP for sending def fleets, and preserve the roids of your alliance.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Dec 2017, 14:23
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid destryoing covops?

I agree, guard/agent stealing is even less useful than roid destruction. Research progress is far more important than either, though, definitely shouldn't start with that.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Dec 2017, 22:45
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid destryoing covops?

I like the idea of a cov op calc (though you need a development scans as well).

Everything else in your post hinges on one assumption: "we like cov ops and want it to be useful". I mean, I agree...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Dec 2017, 16:44
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid destryoing covops?

I like the idea, but I can already see people signing up planets to constantly fail cov ops on their friends with.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Dec 2017, 08:54
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid destryoing covops?

You don't have to page me, I read everything. :P

In my mind, there have always been 4 distinct categories of ways to interact with other planets in Planetarion. Scanning to gather information,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2017, 15:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Xmas presents and alliances

To be expected for such a radical new feature.

Alliances, that is.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Dec 2017, 22:55
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

"Word plays"? I am responding seriously to your arguments, exactly what you're asking. Also, I haven't said (or even thought!) your stats are shit, you've literally made that up.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Dec 2017, 20:58
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

People are wrong about ship stats all the time. What does that have to do with the fact that Fr/De has been the strongest metaclass fairly often?

Your argument essentially seems to be this. People...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Dec 2017, 08:07
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

There have been plenty of rounds in which Fr/De dominated. In any case, "Fr/De rounds" in which Cr/Bs are favoured are not Fr/De rounds; they are Cr/Bs rounds.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Dec 2017, 13:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Dec 2017, 08:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,463
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: re-new eorc

What's the point of a flamewar in #planetarion?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Dec 2017, 14:49
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R75 Shipstats

Indeed. It's really easy to test with SKs, for example (http://speedgame.planetarion.com/bcalc.pl?id=5hh6osi5s9l63i6).
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Dec 2017, 08:44
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Stats Xmas round 2017

Anyone who "explodes" because of the name they see next to a set of stats is a moron. More stats always welcome.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Dec 2017, 08:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 Misc Stats

Would be interested in seeing how much of their population people had assigned to security. Percentages or counts, around tick 1100 to avoid the end-of-round "I want to have the most alert this...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Dec 2017, 22:01
Replies: 71
Views: 7,553
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 wine thread

Let this be a lesson to you, young man.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Dec 2017, 08:16
Replies: 75
Views: 6,647
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Stats Xmas round 2017

Thankfully, because of the Christmas round, there's a little more time than usual.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Dec 2017, 08:14
Replies: 71
Views: 7,553
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 wine thread

Well,





KEEP THE FAITH, GUYS, KEEP THE FAITH.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Dec 2017, 08:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Scan request page

Oh, it can, not denying that. Just doubting whether it will. :P
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Nov 2017, 23:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Stats Xmas round 2017

I suggested either inverting the tech tree or invert metaclass ETAs. The effects are completely identical.

I didn't have in mind what Jintao has done with the stats, but it looks alright to me.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Nov 2017, 13:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Scan request page

There is a thread from 2 weeks ago, and there's various posts in other threads as well.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2017, 22:15
Replies: 71
Views: 7,553
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 wine thread

Haha, "fight fairly with honour". Sounds like a great way to win wars!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Nov 2017, 22:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Scan request page

Another thread about 0s in boxes, eh?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2017, 12:05
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Good job, man, you've won the internet argument. Congratulations.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2017, 10:14
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

I fully agree with Lukey: no closures, but fix it for next round so that it can't happen again. It's not good for the game.



It's obvious to anyone with an ounce of sense that having a one-man...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Nov 2017, 21:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Stats Xmas round 2017

There's only one good decision to make with the base ETA thing: whichever you assumed when you made the stats is the option that should be picked.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2017, 21:45
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Yes, actually, it does. You don't like the answer, because you're Ultores, but it's perfectly valid.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2017, 13:30
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Just like your first post in this thread, this is very vague.

If by 'ingenuity' you mean cheating (ie, the things banned by the EULA), then I agree, cheating is bad (and is rife during havoc) and...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Nov 2017, 17:05
Replies: 33
Views: 3,601
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The new base eta feature

I mean on a game mechanics level, and more generally than just this round. Of course, stats makers can and do compensate for the inherent imbalances, but there's no reason for them to exist in the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Nov 2017, 12:46
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

I think that's mostly accurate, but it didn't really answer eksero's question.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Nov 2017, 22:50
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Nov 2017, 18:31
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Changes to the art of war

Yeah, that part was a response to Blue_Esper. I could've been clearer there, sorry.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Nov 2017, 16:26
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Anyone who truly wants to win in any game or sport will push the rules as far as they can go, up to and including the laws of nature. From schwalbes in football to breakneck descending speeds in the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Nov 2017, 15:42
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Changes to the art of war

I'd already read the thread, but didn't really know what to think. One, this is a core part of PA, and experimentation is dangerous. It might turn out terrible. Two, the core parts of PA are where...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Nov 2017, 18:26
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Chose timing of quest roids

I like this idea. For a first version, just the text would do the trick, I think.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Nov 2017, 12:31
Replies: 33
Views: 3,601
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The new base eta feature

In my opinion, Fi/Co has long been overpowered by the combined advantages of fewer potential alliance defense ships (increasing the odds of landing attacks), shorter research time (resulting in...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Nov 2017, 11:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Chose timing of quest roids

This touches on what games are on a very deep level. My take on it is that they're disorganization engines. You show up, set everything up just the way you like it, and then the game updates and your...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Nov 2017, 20:58
Replies: 33
Views: 3,601
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The new base eta feature

OK, then how is it unbalanced?

(I'm not being rhetorical. I haven't really paid attention and I want to know.)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Nov 2017, 18:53
Replies: 33
Views: 3,601
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The new base eta feature

How is it being abused?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Nov 2017, 18:52
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Chose timing of quest roids

If you're managing your cons, surely you can manage your quests too?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Nov 2017, 21:37
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Chose timing of quest roids

Maybe instead, it finishes your current constructions, and adds to the bonus once they're done? You can then still add everything to your bonus by not having anything under construction, but it takes...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Nov 2017, 18:47
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Why would I need to? You've presented no case. If you're accusing me of being a cheater, present the evidence. Otherwise, shut the **** up.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Nov 2017, 18:32
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Yeah, this is pretty much my point. You could not have responded more predictably if you tried. Someone arguing against your witch hunt? They must be cheater scum! Get them! Add some vague...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Nov 2017, 18:10
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Enough with the hand-waving already. By now it's pretty clear you don't actually have any hard facts. People ask for names, you can't give any. When you do remember someone cheated in some deep dark...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Nov 2017, 08:23
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Did i say that?
Its not like anyone is saying that all players in Ultores are cheating, but a big chunk of the core is cheaters.
Im not even sure who is playing or not this round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Nov 2017, 19:53
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

You don't know who's playing, but you're sure some of them are cheating. OK.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Nov 2017, 17:04
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

I haven't been in Ultores for a while, so I can't tell if there's cheating in there. However, what I do know is that they really do have a bunch of people who don't care about their own planet at...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Nov 2017, 16:44
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Uhhh... JBG hasn't been a mod in about a decade.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Nov 2017, 16:39
Replies: 71
Views: 7,553
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 wine thread

Pay attention now. I said that the night after Ultores dropped to second place by losing 20% of their roids in one night. I was being sarcastic. It was a rebuttal to Ave's "lol ultores won round over...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Nov 2017, 11:03
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

So 15 Apprime planets are closed right now.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Nov 2017, 22:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Chose timing of quest roids

I'm also not 100% sold on this idea. You already choose their timing: when you finish the quest. Don't want the reward? Don't finish the quest! You can sit on 99% pop, or 99 amps, or 49 cov ops, or...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Nov 2017, 08:37
Replies: 71
Views: 7,553
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 wine thread

Congratulations, Ultores. Easy win.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Nov 2017, 21:20
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Def points

Then you probably don't have access.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Nov 2017, 11:52
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Quests champion

Utterly inconsequential. Doesn't do anything. Doesn't impact the game at all.

I like it.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Nov 2017, 14:17
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Nov 2017, 11:58
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Forum display

Sounds good to me.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Oct 2017, 10:21
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Journal

Pastebin?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Oct 2017, 21:21
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Ship Shielding

Stealers used to not die when stealing, so I bet that's easier to implement. :P

Not that I'm suggesting that should be the criterium, mind you!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Oct 2017, 17:22
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Ship Shielding

Armor is the amount of additional damage you need to do to kill N+1 ships instead of N ships, for any N. What Paisley seems to be suggesting is that you need to do a certain amount of damage before...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Oct 2017, 15:15
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Race specific researches

The general idea seems fine to me. I don't think it really adds much, but I can't see it hurting either.

Needs some balancing, though. Cat is by far the best (by so is Etd, by extension). and Xan...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Oct 2017, 22:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Unitscan how much % from real fleetsize

Note that the distortion factor is the same for all ships in a scan, so it won't be +8% for one ship and -7% for another. If the distortion factor is an issue, you can do a few in a row and manually...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2017, 16:51
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Export Data

...? I just did it. Took me all of 30 seconds. *shrug*
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2017, 13:54
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Export Data

Looks simple enough to me. I guess no one cares enough to implement it. OK, you don't like the format, but it's not like it's actually broken.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2017, 10:18
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Export Data

What's broken in the export function?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2017, 20:35
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Undo the roid cost change!

The formulas are in the manual. I expect a long time, it went from linear to quadratic.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2017, 14:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Undo the roid cost change!

'It'? I guess you're referring to the round he won with def XP? It was fun to do for a round, but harmful to the game in the long run. I'm glad it's no longer possible.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2017, 11:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Undo the roid cost change!

Because of people like Cardi initing to 1000+ roids while safe in a fenced galaxy and top alliance. That kind of shit is only accessible for 1% of players, and it's high time they put an end to it.
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2017, 09:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Undo the roid cost change!

Initing to 300 roids costs about as much now as it did before (https://i.imgur.com/C9WYBpA.png). (By 'old', I mean the r22-r70 formula, not the r71 one.)

In addition, here's the average number of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Oct 2017, 08:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Undo the roid cost change!

I can't tell if this thread is a joke or not.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2017, 18:04
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Bug bear

1) Just zoom in more. Mobile is a bitch for any application/site/etc as heavily dependent on data as PA is. That's just something you'll have to live with. (I say that as someone who did the exact...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2017, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: PDS with a twist

Me neither.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Oct 2017, 22:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 quest complaint thread

All good points, but:

'defense' is a common euphemism for 'war'.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Oct 2017, 12:52
Replies: 24
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Oct 2017, 15:38
Replies: 42
Views: 4,025
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 Predictions

I have to hand it to you, when you're right, you're right.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Oct 2017, 11:31
Replies: 56
Views: 3,192
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Prizes for Top Players

That's rich, coming from someone who just attempted to provide a definition of "what actual success is".

But regardless, you don't think the #20 should be rewarded, fine, but the exact number '20'...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Oct 2017, 10:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Running Total

It's true, I'm pretty amazing.

I like the idea, though I'd stay away from single player badges. Those are not really an indication of skill but only of dedication. Any old fool can do 100k scans a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Oct 2017, 07:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Running Total

What do you mean by 'called out the sample'?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Oct 2017, 21:09
Replies: 56
Views: 3,192
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Prizes for Top Players

Ahh, 2009, where did you go.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Oct 2017, 21:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Running Total

Must've missed this. I like it, but I'm not really sure how you work with people not playing every single round. Who's better, the guy who got 50m score over 10 rounds (5m per round), or the guy who...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Oct 2017, 15:08
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cluster Alliances

I said "random people in your cluster" and not "random people in your galaxy".
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Oct 2017, 15:05
Replies: 56
Views: 3,192
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Prizes for Top Players

That's even more abusable than the original idea. At least finishing top 20 is hard:

"Well, shit, not even top 100 this round, and it's tick 1100. Time to crash my fleet away so I have a better...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Oct 2017, 09:20
Replies: 56
Views: 3,192
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Prizes for Top Players

I don't think the people who are already winning need any more help winning more.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Oct 2017, 07:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cluster Alliances

...all but one of which appear to be about playing with the random people in your cluster. Like you said:
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Oct 2017, 17:37
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cluster Alliances

How do you think people who do politics and targetting got there? Were they born in charge?

I'm not suggesting agar3s would put Joe McNewbie in charge of all of Ultores/Astatores politics on his...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Oct 2017, 10:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cluster Alliances

I see. But you feel no need to explain.


Not that it's relevant, but yes, I have played tons of speedrounds. What the hell is a 'community round'?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Oct 2017, 16:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cluster Alliances

You're missing my point: they already have the ability!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Oct 2017, 13:21
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cluster Alliances

I'm not the one suggesting changes. The burden of proof is not on me.


Join another alliance and volunteer as BC. Why force everyone else to do the same?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Oct 2017, 11:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Oct 2017, 12:47
Replies: 33
Views: 3,601
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The new base eta feature

Everything is terrible forever.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Oct 2017, 23:11
Replies: 266
Views: 55,627
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

Xandrithii (https://game.planetarion.com/manual.pl?page=stats)?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 6 Oct 2017, 07:50
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

That does seem like an awfully large Co.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Oct 2017, 21:24
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Oct 2017, 22:42
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

I only posted because I thought I saw a flaw in Patrikc's argument. I was wrong, but in any case, I never took a position on whether Co, Harpy or Phantom are good or bad. I haven't done the detailed...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Oct 2017, 20:09
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

Whoops. You're 100% correct.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Oct 2017, 19:08
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

...But Harpies are flak. Small and cheap, exactly what you want. I'm beginning to doubt whether you understand how EMP works. :(

That said, when your flak is better than the thing you're flakking,...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Oct 2017, 16:04
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

Hmm? Bcalc (http://speedgame.planetarion.com/bcalc.pl?id=pgfkox6voc7cesw). Am I missing something?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Oct 2017, 13:47
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ash'taari

They have to have lower init, though. Same init reflection would get very messy very fast.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Oct 2017, 19:53
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

I could've sworn it occurred when ships steal each other at the same init, but this (http://speedgame.planetarion.com/bcalc.pl?id=jkjw3jkhvjfret4) looks reasonable to me. Odd.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Oct 2017, 14:22
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

I think the bug you're referring to occurs when ships steal back and forth at the same init. Kill and EMP are fine.

Veil's does have Buccaneer/Broker.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Oct 2017, 21:13
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R74 shipstats choices

Blank. Don't have time to look at both sets.


That is not how this works. If you're making a point, you're supposed to supply your own arguments. We're not going to come up with them for you.
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2017, 21:07
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ash'taari

Ah, OK, I didn't know you'd spoken to him off-thread. :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2017, 13:22
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ash'taari

I wouldn't interpret Appoco's post as "I'm currently working on this and am making some progress, expect to see this implemented in the next couple of rounds", but as "here's some vague ideas I have...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Sep 2017, 14:46
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Sep 2017, 08:36
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

Bravo, not many people would just come out and admit it.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Sep 2017, 12:25
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ash'taari

Or just make all reflected damage kill, never steal.

Lore: Zik ships are built to board enemy ships after dealing enough damage to them, but Ash ships don't have boarding parties so they can only...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Sep 2017, 08:13
Replies: 180
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Cheaters always seem to prosper

What kind of cheating are you seeing?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Sep 2017, 22:28
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ash'taari

1, 2, 3 all look reasonable to me.

4 is a bit premature. Stats can be balanced, there's no reason to restrict the stats maker's freedom so early in the process. It won't be a huge deal if the the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 Sep 2017, 08:32
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

Assuming you're talking about Veil's stats: Wraith.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Sep 2017, 10:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 73 Misc Stats

Does anynone honestly believe those are not just constantly spammed planet scans on 1:1:1?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Sep 2017, 20:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Redesigning the Overview

Those sound like good estimates to me, which means the real cost is probably 3-10 times as high.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Sep 2017, 19:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Sep 2017, 07:34
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

I'm not sure if by 'this set' you're referring to 'my' r50 stats or Veil's r74 stats. If the former: I've refrained from commenting on whether my set should or should not be used for next round. If...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Sep 2017, 21:20
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

I'm worried about this round long block vs. Butcher. It makes the AD meta very stale.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Sep 2017, 16:32
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

Your characterization of genuine disagreement as 'piss whinging' and 'agendas' is disgraceful and I'm not going to engage you on that level. If that's what you needed to 'win', then congratulations.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Sep 2017, 12:26
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

By phrasing my (our) arguments as "dey jus' mad yo", you're not exactly putting me in the mood for compromise.

If you want to get shit done, try building bridges instead of burning them.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Sep 2017, 12:24
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Ash'taari

I assume the ships have guns of their own too, so they don't just deal 7-20% of the damage of their opponents, but fire themselves as well?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Sep 2017, 08:04
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

EOR deals suck. It's true. But if what Chimpie said is correct, no temporary deals were possible, and the only alternative was lying down and getting beaten to death, I can totally understand taking...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Sep 2017, 12:59
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

Alright, here it is. I've only looked at solo fleets. Teamups are for other people to worry about.

Ter De looks bad. Most fleets roid it, and it's the worst offensive fleet in the game.

Ter Bs...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Sep 2017, 19:58
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

I might take a slightly more in-depth look tomorrow, but no promises.


I did one on Xan effs, maybe that's what you're remembering. For a mostly single target set, 160% T1 is a rough guideline. I...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Sep 2017, 12:58
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

You've confused cause and effect.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Sep 2017, 08:11
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

I'm inclined to agree. It looks to me like Zik was meant primarily as a teamup partner for Xan Fi and Ter Bs, but for both those fleets, it only stops 1 additional ship, while 1, respectively 4...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Sep 2017, 22:51
Replies: 8
Views: 3,405
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 Name Poll

I like Convergence, but Grounded No More is cool too.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Sep 2017, 21:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fleet Launches

Sure it does: it adds (or stops deducting, which comes down to the same thing) a launch slot every time someone cancels and launches manually. I mean, it's a good change and I like it, but there's no...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Sep 2017, 21:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Mailbox

Same way as the advanced scanning interface, I guess?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Sep 2017, 21:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Reinventing the structure killers (just for fun)

I'd say there's 3 types of people who use SKs:
1) Trolls who just want to piss people off
2) People in alliances in long drawn-out wars wanting to kill their opposition (but not specifically hating...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Sep 2017, 07:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Mailbox

Sounds good.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Sep 2017, 11:58
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Sep 2017, 23:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Restrict defence to galaxy/alliance

As much as it sucks, I think this is a reasonable response to the way alliances have attempted to circumvent the tag limit.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Sep 2017, 15:43
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

Presumably because they believe Xan (or a fleet strategy involving Xan, which comes down to the same) isn't good enough.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Sep 2017, 20:30
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

Almost every round of PA ever has given Xan teamup partners. If you want to suggest that in all those rounds, Xan has been "OP beyond all", then you need to provide a little more evidence than...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Aug 2017, 15:09
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

I would like to see them on one of the secondary servers too.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Aug 2017, 15:37
Replies: 104
Views: 8,052
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 74 shipstat suggestions

We run into problems every ****ing round because the community does not deign to give proposed stats so much as a glance until a week before signups open. I fully support Jintao's attempt to change...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Aug 2017, 09:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Job Center

I'm inclined to agree with Makhil. In a community as incestuous as PA's, there's no way to represent (or even detect!) all the ways people know each other and cooperate with each other. Everyone...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Aug 2017, 14:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Reinventing the structure killers (just for fun)

I've long been a proponent of making attackers choose between capping roids or destroying buildings: for every 1% of buildings you SK, you lose 2.5% of your maxcap, so that at 10% SK, you cap 0%...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Aug 2017, 19:50
Replies: 40
Views: 3,804
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Quest Refresh

Exclusive quests or research paths/trees (ie, you pick one, the other is excluded) are not as great an idea as they may initially seem. Someone mathematically inclined will calculate which the best...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Aug 2017, 13:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The Job Center

What kind of abuse?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Aug 2017, 08:09
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Redesigning the Overview

I would be amazed if more than 20% of players in top 8 alliances (that's all of them, excepting support tags and HR) had free planets.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Aug 2017, 07:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Try again

While I agree that Core is overpowered, I don't see the harm. The game never truly started before tick 300. Cores have not really made that problem worse.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Aug 2017, 07:43
Replies: 40
Views: 3,804
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Quest Refresh

Indeed. More value earlier is better than more value later.

That said, it must be admitted that 616k of that 890k score is in XP. It must also be said that in order to get it, everyone needs to do...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Aug 2017, 11:45
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Aug 2017, 19:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: color 'fleet' in menu

I ask because on that skin, the text 'Select behaviour of your Base fleet' is already coloured the way you ask.

Then again, it would be a simple change to do the same with the 'Base' text, and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Aug 2017, 15:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Aug 2017, 08:01
Replies: 40
Views: 3,804
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Quest Refresh

I like the new quests, but they keep giving me roids I can't mine. That's fine when you're talking abou a few roids here and there, but I just got 75 of the ****ing things and it's painting a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Aug 2017, 21:03
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

Rank Name
2 KittenZ
7 LionZ
Ave, are you being intentionally dense?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Aug 2017, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Change Nick Feature

This is literally ruining PA.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Aug 2017, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Galaxy Political Stability

This harms galaxies which already suck, and helps galaxies which are already winning.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Aug 2017, 12:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: exile limits

It was one of many changes made designed to prevent the top galaxies from always consisting of people from the same pool of about 30 players, who coordinated their exiles to effectively create...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Aug 2017, 18:10
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

Really? This series of posts was started by a complaints that all these large support tags are a problem because they make it harder and harder for standard 60-man alliances to win. You're saying...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Aug 2017, 14:07
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

You heard it here first folks. Alliances recruit more if tags are smaller!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Aug 2017, 13:10
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

I'm not sure if I'm reading you correctly. Are you saying that 'low' tag limits result in alliances recruiting more than if the tag limits higher than they are now?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Aug 2017, 11:51
Replies: 132
Views: 12,164
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 whine thread.

What is 'hoarding players'? Are these not people who are free to make their own choices? Demort is not some kind of slave master, trapping players in alliances they don't want to be in.


Low tag...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Aug 2017, 11:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: game within the game

You're comparing 'big planet' to 'small planet' within a given round. Increasing the number of roids in the universe is about changing the definition of a 'big planet' and a 'small planet'. If...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Aug 2017, 17:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: game within the game

Losses (potential and actual) are proportional to the number of roids that are around: with fewer roids everyone has less income and thus smaller fleets, resulting in smaller battles and lower losses...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Aug 2017, 13:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: game within the game

What is so good about increasing the number of roids in the universe?

(If the answer is something along the lines of "bigger numbers are more fun", I'll laugh at you.)
Forum: General Discussions 3 Aug 2017, 08:03
Replies: 198
Views: 23,149
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Free Roids

No free roids this round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Aug 2017, 16:46
Replies: 42
Views: 4,040
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Aug 2017, 11:45
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

What do you base that opinion on?


And yet, Telegram is still here. Turns out convincing people to use the right thing and use it correctly is even harder than designing and implementing the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Aug 2017, 21:09
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

Decades of computer security has taught us which approaches and guidelines work well to create secure systems, and Telegram has ignored them. If you want to learn more about cryptography and computer...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Aug 2017, 18:08
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

Lukey, your question had already been answered, twice, both by Pit and by me. Here it is a third time, phrased in yet another different way:

The problem is not that Telegram is insecure. The...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Aug 2017, 15:12
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

Pit is correct. Flawed security is worse than having no security at all.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Aug 2017, 09:13
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid mayhem?

I think you underestimate how easy it is. Sign up a planet at a public wireless access point and build some pods. Go home. Steal the pods. Unless you never actually leave your house, it takes about 5...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 31 Jul 2017, 22:32
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid mayhem?

You're probably getting tired of hearing it, but since you keep asking me to repeat my opinion... My issue with your set was never about quality or balance or appeal, but about how profitable they...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 31 Jul 2017, 15:35
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid mayhem?

Kaiba, there's no guarantee compromising would've resulted in the selection of your set, but a more flexible attitude would've certainly increased your odds. Turning around and passing the blame to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jul 2017, 09:17
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Bounties and extras

Not sure what this is supposed to achieve other than an occasional 'oh, guess my next construction/research finishes a bit faster'. People who launch their fleets already get huge advantages, this...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jul 2017, 09:15
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

I don't have a real comment, but this made me laugh out loud.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jul 2017, 09:12
Replies: 40
Views: 3,804
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Quest Refresh

Agreed, with one small sidenote: the quests now give so much resources that you actually need HCT300 to mine them all, even if you don't take the startup resources. I suggest lowering them a tiny...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 Jul 2017, 17:27
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid mayhem?

I object to being called brainless.

Anyway, if we're all done tone policing, the point I was making was not that there will be individual inactive planets with shittons of roids, but that there...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 Jul 2017, 12:06
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid mayhem?

Where the roids come from matters.0000

(I put some zeroes at the end of that sentence so you'll like have more fun reading it.)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 Jul 2017, 07:50
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roid mayhem?

This is a bad idea. When inactive planets have shittons of roids, that's all the active players will attack. There will be (even) fewer wars and the game will be less fun.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Jul 2017, 21:32
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

I'm an IRC user like you, Pit. I'm a programmer like you. Consider the possibility that the particular abnormalities that make us like and enjoy IRC may not be shared by everyone. The key word in...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Jul 2017, 17:33
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

Are you suggesting I cheat!?


That's still it. There is now an alternative, see the other thread.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Jul 2017, 16:32
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

It would actually be rather amusing to sign up a planet, and just send a pod fleet to every planet in turn, starting at 1:1:1 and finishing at 9:9:9. Unfortunately, with ~700 planets, 3 fleets and 8...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jul 2017, 16:30
Replies: 42
Views: 4,040
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Jul 2017, 11:05
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

I think it'd be a shame if these stats don't get used solely because Kaiba cannot accept adding third pods for people without farms.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Jul 2017, 14:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: The backup plan

Shut up, Obama, Trump is in charge now!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jul 2017, 21:44
Replies: 42
Views: 4,040
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Playerbase / unwanted players / HC responsibilities

Please don't ask people to troll your post.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Jul 2017, 19:20
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

I like those a lot more (even though they're not entirely balanced).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Jul 2017, 17:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Raising The Tag Limit

Tag size (whether small or big, absolute or relative to the total player base) has been shown to not significantly impact player numbers, so we're safe there, at least.

My view is that making tags...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Jul 2017, 15:50
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

Thank you for your constructive feedback, Cheggers.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Jul 2017, 20:02
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

Sorry, Kaiba, but those look incredibly boring. :( +5%, -5%, that's all lost in the noise.


I forgot to include this in my previous post: I think higher salvage rates would be a good thing with...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Jul 2017, 17:58
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

I agree that the Cat salvage bonus should go. Beyond that, I think the current settings are fine, but if Kaiba (or someone else) wanted to change them, that would be fine too. A strong 'whatever'...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Jul 2017, 13:39
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

The sole useful point of beta is to provide access to the bcalc. Using it for anything else is a recipe for disaster.


Anyway. I've looked at the stats for a bit. I haven't bothered looking at...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Jul 2017, 17:11
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

But you do?


Actually, it kind of is. You're not a multihunter, but in your capacity of stats maker you are partly in charge of providing players with a good experience. And that means an...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Jul 2017, 08:32
Replies: 14
Views: 3,163
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Statmaking

Fully agree with points 1-3. I don't have a strong opinion on point 4.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Jul 2017, 09:08
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Fleet movements

Sounds good to me.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Jul 2017, 14:34
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

(This is not a rebuttal of, but a supplement to your post.)

And this is not the first time it's happened. Back in the dark ages, alliances routinely felt the need to maintain their own IRC...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Jul 2017, 17:16
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

I can imagine why an implementation would choose to do combat ship-by-ship (within the same init), but I see no reason why it would go race-by-race. You would actually have to do add an entire layer...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Jul 2017, 08:27
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

It's a little more complicated than that. The short answer: no, I don't see problems with inits in these stats.

The long answer: when 2 ships on the same side fire at the same init, it is...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Jul 2017, 18:58
Replies: 126
Views: 8,046
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Kai's Rd 73 Stats

Those 2 DELETE ME ships look really overpowered, and it's very confusing that they have the same name.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Jul 2017, 14:22
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

Sorry, it wasn't my intention to imply that it didn't.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Jul 2017, 08:58
Replies: 28
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Balanced vs random stats

I also like the idea of varying the number of pods between races, because it allows for every class to be the basis of a viable alliance ship strategy.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Jul 2017, 08:46
Replies: 84
Views: 11,324
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: No more IRC

I agree there's a problem with fragmentation. I've even seen a few people exile because a galaxy used the 'wrong' medium of communication. I expect that to be more common in places more decicated to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Jul 2017, 00:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 72 Misc Stats

Pit, I'm breaking up with you.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Jul 2017, 13:19
Replies: 28
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Balanced vs random stats

Point me to a few, please!



I'm not sure it would improve things, but I also don't see how it could make things worse. Worth a shot, I guess!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2017, 13:18
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: What makes Ultores different?

If people only cared about winning or trying to win, why does HR exist?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Jul 2017, 09:09
Replies: 28
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Balanced vs random stats

Really? Point me to a few, please.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Jul 2017, 18:12
Replies: 28
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Balanced vs random stats

I'd say the problem with EMP is that the more value you have, the better it becomes. A Cat top planet is really hard to land (because defense helps them so much more), whereas a top 300 Cat planet...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Jul 2017, 08:31
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: SALVAGE for top planets

You fundamentally miss the problem. It doesn't matter what you or I feel a just reward for going to war is. The only thing that matters is how players weigh the incentives provided by the game. If...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Jul 2017, 21:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: SALVAGE for top planets

If you (I assume that you're pulling your standard trick of presenting your personal point of view as if it is shared by the majority) want more war, you need to make war more profitable, not less.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Jul 2017, 11:51
Replies: 28
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Balanced vs random stats

And therefore we should just faff about and do whatever and this will improve everything.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Jul 2017, 11:47
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: SALVAGE for top planets

The salvage rules are designed to prevent cheating by donati-- I mean totally legitimate crashes by my friends and very-recently-kicked ally mates on a massive scale.

I haven't looked at them...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Jul 2017, 22:13
Replies: 28
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Balanced vs random stats

We don't we have neither?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2017, 22:11
Replies: 539
Views: 66,333
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R66 who will win

I think he played r66.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Jul 2017, 22:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: SALVAGE for top planets

Rather than making it easier to defend top planets, I'd prefer having a way of seeing how value losses/gains are distributed among participating fleets in the bcalc. That way you can tell more easily...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Jul 2017, 15:21
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Combat Reports when attackers recall

I think this is a reasonable suggestion, and a pretty graceful way of nerfing Cloak. Xan has by far the strongest race characteristic, and cloak will remain the strongest even if this is implemented.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Jul 2017, 20:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Stats next round?

Hang on, let me fix this real quick.
jintao.reduceCyncism(10);
Alright, continue!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jul 2017, 11:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By Mzyxptlk
What makes Ultores different?

So I was reading some old threads and came across this exchange:





That led me to think the following: what sets Ultores apart from every other superpower in PA history is that they don't...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2017, 11:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,664
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: So this game still exists?

Graph (https://i.imgur.com/V60ZVTb.png), Data (http://beta.planetarion.com/history/history.php). The blue line skips free and 'weird' rounds, the red one does not.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jun 2017, 16:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: FAnG gives 24h notice

I'll let you relax my coords anytime, baby.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2017, 14:33
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Suuure.


Suuure!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2017, 13:42
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Not all NAPs are made ingame.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2017, 14:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: FAnG gives 24h notice

Since when is your round ruined when you're attacked a lot?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jun 2017, 14:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 72 - Tarantula CR Cost/EFF against BS

It's kind of silly to pick one number from a group of hundreds and complain about it in isolation. If you think Cat Cr is too strong, say that, and explain why. If you think Ter Bs is too weak, say...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Jun 2017, 17:34
Replies: 62
Views: 7,292
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Population research

Tot has been the best government for almost everyone for a while now. Corp doesn't start beating Tot until you end the round on 5000+ roids. If you're just playing a reasonable top 100 planet, ending...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jun 2017, 22:42
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

"You suck."
"No, you suck!"

Quality content. Keep up the good work, people.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jun 2017, 10:30
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

"You did some things I didn't like, therefore everything you say is invalid."
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jun 2017, 09:10
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Certainly from the point of view of the rooms I am in, and the forums, I haven't seen a single person say they want anyone to disband.
I intend to retire you before the end of this round :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2017, 15:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,018
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Mr Lunar Lamp

Player numbers have hovered between 724 (r60) and 615 (r68) since r60. Last round was the highest since r60: 691. This round it looks like we have some more planets: 787 at the time of writing,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jun 2017, 12:52
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Facts don't matter. They just get in the way.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2017, 00:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,018
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Mr Lunar Lamp

That is a really good question.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Jun 2017, 17:49
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Of course, PA politice sucks. But do you think there's absolutely no way it could become worse? That there is no way to tweak the game mechanics in such a way as to make PA politics even shittier...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jun 2017, 10:31
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Oops, didn't notice that, even though that's right there in the spreadsheet. Anyway, no, I don't see a clear deviation from the long-term trend when the tag limits were reduced after r47:
| Rounds |...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jun 2017, 08:59
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

There have never been as few alliances as there are now. The long term trend decreases by about 10% every 10 rounds. The number of alliance members has gone down about 16% every 10 rounds. The data:...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Jun 2017, 23:03
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Talk is cheap.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Jun 2017, 13:14
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Wow! That's so unexpected!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 May 2017, 21:28
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Forum Roids Discussion (Moved from Nagging thread)

I was going to fake bash you for a joke, but there's absolutely no way the sarcasm would carry. :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 May 2017, 15:31
Replies: 62
Views: 7,292
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Population research

One day, Blizzard introduced a new feature to WoW: you'd only get normal XP for the first X hours of play every week. After that, all XP gained was halved.

Of course, there was a massive player...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 29 May 2017, 16:57
Replies: 14
Views: 3,163
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Statmaking

Sticky time.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 May 2017, 13:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,664
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: So this game still exists?

**** off Hobster, there's a thread for pointless roid spam.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 May 2017, 13:17
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: covops stats

One word: cheating.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 May 2017, 08:05
Replies: 44
Views: 4,336
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Does Gal Raiding Exist post tick 500

Starting a thread on a subject and then declaring people who rebut your points 'bitter' is what we call a dick move, and the same goes for declaring a discussion 'over' while still posting.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 May 2017, 16:05
Replies: 42
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Biggest douche of PA

Don't think I didn't see that, lok!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 May 2017, 22:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 Shipstats

I believe that's already possible, it just can't be displayed in the user-facing ship stats page.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 May 2017, 13:14
Replies: 20
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Question about quests

Less value means more XP and less HCT research means faster research (TT, hulls, scans, cov ops are all valid options).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 May 2017, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Boost scanners

It always is, isn't it?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2017, 16:30
Replies: 290
Views: 24,974
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 discussion thread

Go back to Hawaii, Obama!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 May 2017, 00:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R73 Shipstats

What was the unique property of the sixth race? I believe you've mentioned it before, but I can't remember. :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 May 2017, 23:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Boost scanners

Yes. So have you, though.


I can only speak from my own experience. *shrug*


I look forward to hearing on the grapevine that the evidence you provided to the multihunters led to the closure...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 May 2017, 23:54
Replies: 20
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Question about quests

Except if you don't want to use the startup resource bonus at tick 0, in which case you need the resources from some of the quests to init.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 May 2017, 19:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Boost scanners

I mostly went by the top scanner lists Appoco posts, on which you're usually pretty high up. But that's fair, it's really the amps that stop scanners from doing as well as other players, the scan...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 May 2017, 09:54
Replies: 44
Views: 4,336
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Does Gal Raiding Exist post tick 500

Alliances can disguise their hostility to one another by somewhat preferring to gal raid galaxies with certain alliances in them. This can be useful, as it effectively doubles the efficiency of your...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 May 2017, 09:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Boost scanners

If I play a medic in a multiplayer FPS game, I won't get any kills. If I play a tank in WoW, I won't deal any damage. PA is just another team game. Not everyone needs to get a bajillion value to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 May 2017, 09:26
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Action from the start!

Finished core research is 75000 base income, or 300 roids' worth.

It's a lot, yeah, but I don't really mind it. A good basic income allows more people to keep up with the rat race, until the point...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 May 2017, 16:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 May 2017, 14:21
Replies: 20
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Question about quests

I'm not sure. Easy to test, though, you can always reset your planet afterwards (before tick start, resetting is instant). That said, I don't think it's an important question. You want to initiate...
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2017, 12:16
Replies: 19
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: What does the DC listen to?

Wayyy back in 2005 I spent almost 3 hours DCing while listening to the same 1 minute grindcore track over and over and over (link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skRWEiHbSAo)). To this day, it is my...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 May 2017, 09:02
Replies: 62
Views: 7,292
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Population research

I expect everyone to unlock 70% early on, as the RP costs are pretty low there (~13 ticks for Xan). That makes the difference much smaller. Not nothing, but smaller.


I don't think the comparison...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 May 2017, 21:53
Replies: 62
Views: 7,292
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Population research

I disagree. Xan is less dependent on doing well in the early game than Etd or Zik, because they have a very strong comeback mechanic that other races lack: faking. Even if you're doing badly as Xan,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 May 2017, 17:33
Replies: 72
Views: 3,637
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Roids Bonus with Forum posts

With the first incarnation of the forum bonus roid feature, no.

I don't know if that's still true, but I expect so.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 May 2017, 17:23
Replies: 62
Views: 7,292
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Population research

Keep in mind that 'cloaked, low eta, low init' is by far the strongest race characteristic of all. Research as a major weakness hasn't been nearly to keep Xan down on its own: to keep it balanced,...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 May 2017, 17:13
Replies: 98
Views: 12,053
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 shipstats

Ohhh, it's just your opinion. My bad!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 May 2017, 15:21
Replies: 98
Views: 12,053
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 shipstats

Oh, really?



Time stamps: 19:35 and 19:40. Irony time, boys!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2017, 08:58
Replies: 62
Views: 7,292
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Population research

I saw TheoDD post in the nag thread about that we now need to research the ability to use our full population.

I personally don't have a huge problem with the change, but since I expect more...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 May 2017, 19:53
Replies: 98
Views: 12,053
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 shipstats

HAHAHAHAHAA



(capscapscaps)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 17 May 2017, 23:16
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: An idea for stats

I also have this:
* All
** Terran
- Fi :: Harpy, Mandrake
- Co :: Phoenix, Gryphon, Cerberus(Ro)
- Fr :: Chimera, Drake, Centaur, Gryphon
- De :: Pegasus, Unicorn, Demeter(Ro),...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 17 May 2017, 23:10
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: An idea for stats

I wrote this (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=3247243&postcount=3) a while ago. It's far from perfect, and incomplete to boot, but it might help.
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2017, 17:38
Replies: 22
Views: 4,991
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: hey what up

sup Ghosteh
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 May 2017, 17:10
Replies: 75
Views: 7,288
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: Incoming stats

ITT: platitudes.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 May 2017, 13:35
Replies: 266
Views: 55,627
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

Very well. I accept your offering of the ability (https://game.planetarion.com/showscan.pl?scan_id=jxozd6nyrrtwjjt) to do military scans...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 May 2017, 12:38
Replies: 266
Views: 55,627
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

When a planet signs up after havoc has already started, they don't receive the havoc bonuses.

[edit] If you think that giving me my well-deserved havoc resources will silence me, you are sorely...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2017, 23:58
Replies: 75
Views: 7,288
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: Incoming stats

A bigger contributing reason is that Chimpie is one devious mother****er.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2017, 21:10
Replies: 75
Views: 7,288
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: Incoming stats

Second tier alliances are stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they roid sideways (each other), they effectively help you. If they roid downwards, they effectively help you. And if they try to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 May 2017, 21:03
Replies: 31
Views: 2,393
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 statsmafia stats

**** off ****.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2017, 16:53
Replies: 75
Views: 7,288
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: Incoming stats

My god! Why did no one think of that before!? You're a genius!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2017, 11:21
Replies: 75
Views: 7,288
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: Incoming stats

Actions speak louder than words. If you say you want the top alliance to be hit, and then you hit the alliances doing exactly that, then don't be surprised if people come to the conclusion you didn't...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2017, 08:35
Replies: 75
Views: 7,288
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: Incoming stats

Alliance gets as many incs as the #2 and #4 combined. First thought: man, I better whine about how few incs they got!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2017, 08:34
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71: covops stats

Wow, bankhacking is back?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 May 2017, 11:29
Replies: 98
Views: 12,053
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 shipstats

Guess I'm also not a member, then.

In fact, it looks like the only person who's actually in the know is Butcher. And like a true mafioso, he wanted to show us he knew something, but didn't...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 May 2017, 19:54
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Good job. Do you want a cookie?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 May 2017, 08:20
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Yeah, calm down, everyone. Butcher is always willing to heroically join a gangbang.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2017, 19:37
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Don't feel bad, Chimpie. Even though you're as dumb as a rock, I still like you.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 May 2017, 10:00
Replies: 98
Views: 12,053
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R72 shipstats

Alliances cannot survive without Fi/Co to deal with Fi/Co. Ter often suffers because their Fi/Co are not great. Losing that metaclass entirely will hurt a lot more. Losing Cr/Bs is much less harmful,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 May 2017, 21:02
Replies: 11
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 72 Name Poll

Round 72 ruined. Thanks, Fiery!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 May 2017, 17:53
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

You lost these: ...,.,,,.,,..,.,.,.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 May 2017, 16:02
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Sounds reasonable to me, if they're right. Cue you "but they weren't!", of course you'd say that. You damn dirty backstabber.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 May 2017, 16:01
Replies: 11
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Round 72 Name Poll

But we can only pick one!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Apr 2017, 17:03
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

So you guys went out of your way to defend an indefensible action, even though you haven't taken that action, and have no intention of taking that action in the future?

That's a useless waste of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2017, 13:14
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

You can do whatever you like in PA, of course, but your actions have consequences, and now it should be obvious that your move is generally considered not-done, even by people like Butcher, who...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2017, 10:30
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

The point the Ultores posters are trying to make is that there's no need for clarification, because they say it's already clear: launch tick, not land tick. You and booji are countering with "what if...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Apr 2017, 16:12
Replies: 33
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: XP based on alliance rank & similiar suggestions

Either Ultores has 89 planets and incs on all 89 count, or Ultores has 60 planets and only the incs on those 60 count. You can't have your cake and eat it.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2017, 15:59
Replies: 33
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: XP based on alliance rank & similiar suggestions

We're talking about incomings, not defense fleets. Don't change the subject.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2017, 12:09
Replies: 33
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: XP based on alliance rank & similiar suggestions

If you count Astatores as Ultores member base (which is reasonable) for the purposes of portraying RainbowS as 'half their memberbase', then you should count the incomings on Astatores as well, not...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Apr 2017, 20:20
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

I agree. Why can't you all be nice and pleasant like Clou--

Oh.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Apr 2017, 09:19
Replies: 33
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: XP based on alliance rank & similiar suggestions

But not for an informed bystander?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Apr 2017, 10:33
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

I think it'd be nice to let them be for the rest of the round. That way, they can do it again next round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Apr 2017, 22:49
Replies: 42
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Biggest douche of PA

lokken.

YEAH I WENT THERE
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Apr 2017, 23:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: Curious - alliances undefeated

Well, that's a different topic, but you have to admit there's a certain kind of symmetry here.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Apr 2017, 18:10
Replies: 427
Views: 31,152
Posted By Mzyxptlk
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

...he said, opening a discussion on alliance tag limits.
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