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Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Apr 2005, 13:13
Replies: 26
Views: 2,653
Posted By mikay
Re: A call for the old PA players

My experience of WIKIs is they are wank. They are ok if you want to search for specific items but whoi does. I just want to browse, see where I end up and that seems pretty impossible.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Mar 2005, 13:57
Replies: 48
Views: 2,808
Posted By mikay
Re: "nubs"

I quit PA - I HAVE spare time now.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Mar 2005, 06:28
Replies: 48
Views: 2,808
Posted By mikay
Re: "nubs"

Noobie/n00b/newbie etc is a person who is new to the game...

nub is someone who has a reasonable level of experience but is so god damn incompetent you really wouldn't know it - basically what...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2004, 22:54
Replies: 104
Views: 8,726
Posted By mikay
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2004, 23:04
Replies: 365
Views: 16,014
Posted By mikay
Re: And so it begins ...

Good. Say tick 1500, that's 2/3 of the way through the round we'll have a look whats happening and if it's stagnation caused by blocking well you're probably right.... And if the battle still rages...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2004, 18:51
Replies: 365
Views: 16,014
Posted By mikay
Re: And so it begins ...

Really simple question Focht - do you think any block that may exist this round will make he round more or less stagnated. That's the only question you need to answer, it's the only thing that will...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2004, 18:45
Replies: 365
Views: 16,014
Posted By mikay
Re: And so it begins ...

That's a but heady so I've not read it 5 times to get every ounce of subtlety out of it but basically - yeah. Here's the real deal - Sid, he's not a moron is he. Personally I think he's the best...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2004, 15:59
Replies: 365
Views: 16,014
Posted By mikay
Re: And so it begins ...

Nobody who ever played with me would accuse me of lack of skill. I know of many other very skillful players in FAnG and other alliances.




Yeah, didn't play last round. Possibly it is if it's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2004, 15:39
Replies: 69
Views: 6,136
Posted By mikay
Re: So now 1up are a little bit pwned....

OlaTa mate. Well I didn't signup for 10.5. 11 I decided to play casual and I've got a cunning plan :) PM me of find me on irc.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2004, 12:02
Replies: 365
Views: 16,014
Posted By mikay
Re: And so it begins ...

Simple answer to how fun this round would be without blocks - 3 weeks in and it's over. It's definitely over for anyone bar LCH/1up. 1-2 more weeks and the victor of that senario would be decided....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2004, 03:30
Replies: 69
Views: 6,136
Posted By mikay
Re: So now 1up are a little bit pwned....

Here's a scenarion.

I'm playing a game and my side is losing and somebody else's side is winning. Doesn't take too much brainpower to work out who I've got to attack. Everyone in the universe...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2004, 18:26
Replies: 365
Views: 16,014
Posted By mikay
Re: And so it begins ...

Sid grow up.

1st off - was it better without blocks? Better for you cos you were winnig. Better for anyone else whe still get beat to oblivion NO. Make block and hey the beaten up ppl now have a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jul 2004, 14:13
Replies: 70
Views: 4,440
Posted By mikay
Re: wtf is with 6:2?

So many morons. Why should this be any more sinister than someone suggesting a theme and the alaxy going with it. Me and my buddy mates did that and no reason we couldn't have invited everyone to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jul 2004, 14:05
Replies: 33
Views: 3,293
Posted By mikay
Re: JoV (Joy of Villainy)

If you're gonna drink beer just remember you invited me to join JOV :)

I was playing a diff game and about 2 weeks ago Shammy was using teh JOV tag - made me laugh :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2004, 13:34
Replies: 79
Views: 4,162
Posted By mikay
Re: 1up on top!!

Someone decides to troll andDinobot goes off on one sucking up the trollyness and making himself look stupid :p
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jun 2004, 19:55
Replies: 45
Views: 2,676
Posted By mikay
Re: Who are the gods of propaganda

I'm not trying to be critical and and yes your loaylty and enthusiasm come across but I don't think you're as effective at influencing people as others, and indeed they could be seen as more phoney...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jun 2004, 17:32
Replies: 45
Views: 2,676
Posted By mikay
Re: Who are the gods of propaganda

Some good points here. Kj unfortunately we get thorougly thumped just about every time on the batlefield due to weight of numbers mostly. Part of the problem is nobody really cares about the other...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jun 2004, 07:15
Replies: 45
Views: 2,676
Posted By mikay
Re: Who are the gods of propaganda

Basically we are the good guys (ofc) and the bad guys kept having their digs and as we were inactive well, not much response. Now you have a situation where the whle new generation fo noobies that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jun 2004, 04:27
Replies: 88
Views: 3,689
Posted By mikay
Re: Players Against Cheats and Abusers.

Basically this is utter bs. when people are in the decision making process they are biased. Deny all you want it's fact. When someone paints themself as honest and just and accuses people the stigma...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jun 2004, 04:03
Replies: 45
Views: 2,676
Posted By mikay
Who are the gods of propaganda

I'm not interested in the ppl who are up their win arse or just rant like nutters. I actually want some advice on proper propaganda for a differnt game, the kind that makes impartial ppl believe your...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 18 Jun 2004, 03:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By mikay
I am xan, help me :/

I am xan. I have no intention of reading the rules but I'd like to not let too many people down. Can someone give me a 5 line max explanation of what to do at the start re engineers etc. Yes I have...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Jun 2004, 18:20
Replies: 88
Views: 3,689
Posted By mikay
Re: Players Against Cheats and Abusers.

Yeah like why do ppl have you in their gal? I mean RB are probably the most famous cheats ever(well, 2nd most famous). Seems if you have these problems with your galaxy you just aren't fussy about...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2004, 18:24
Replies: 62
Views: 2,904
Posted By mikay
Re: Top list r10.5

I'm curious
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2004, 13:59
Replies: 149
Views: 4,447
Posted By mikay
Re: Thanks from FAnG to.....

I was FAnG from the start and while I've not played R7 I've never known FAnG to be anything other than significant. Mostly they just sucked arse at politics and picking allies (or being forced who to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2004, 13:02
Replies: 149
Views: 4,447
Posted By mikay
Re: Thanks from FAnG to.....

LB jeez, don't thank me just cos I didn't play.

Well done all the FAnGers, it's probably nice to have a round without major controversy and finish in the position you deserved the whole round....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 May 2004, 10:22
Replies: 47
Views: 1,954
Posted By mikay
Re: What Should Be Considered As Blocking

Why do alliances block: Simple, as Rumad says sometimes it's the only way they can survive 10 minutes in this game. Lots of the smaller, newer alliances (FAnG, rah, titans) jumped straight into...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 May 2004, 10:04
Replies: 125
Views: 17,756
Posted By mikay
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 May 2004, 07:06
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By mikay
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 May 2004, 01:06
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By mikay
Re: "Sleep" Mode

You'd probably get loads of support for it from people who left a long time ago - people much like myself infact. On the other hand people who are still playing get around it (they slep durimg the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 May 2004, 22:08
Replies: 47
Views: 1,954
Posted By mikay
Re: What Should Be Considered As Blocking

Blocking isn't really the problem. See blocking is what gets blamed for the real problem - which is stagnation. Nobody really cares what happens as long as they have someone to attack and don't get...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 May 2004, 21:57
Replies: 310
Views: 14,888
Posted By mikay
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 May 2004, 10:59
Replies: 146
Views: 4,338
Posted By mikay
Re: By the way, Sid and Zhil ...

Before a cup final, big game in any sport, big boxing match etc you get all fans the mouthing off, all the bullshit and speculation. When it comes down to the match all the talk and hype was...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Apr 2004, 14:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,551
Posted By mikay
Re: A possible strategy to defeat FPM(W)

Stagnation is funny. The big guys don't like it cos basically nobody to hit, no scope to increase their rank and basically no point to log in. Small guys don't like it cos they get beaten to a pulp...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Apr 2004, 10:31
Replies: 54
Views: 2,923
Posted By mikay
Re: Honour

OK my post was long anyway and I did cut corners to simplify it. Honour in this game is irrelevant other than as percieved - ie PR as you say. Fury ditched RB (R3), Ely (R5), FRT(R7). Who cares if...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Apr 2004, 15:32
Replies: 35
Views: 1,014
Posted By mikay
Re: Is this a new tactics or game?

2 reasons for this:

1) Cheating scum
2) Server goes down and someone lets it become public knowledge so the enemies decide to capitalies.

Reason 2 is theoretical and shouldn't be taken...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2004, 13:04
Replies: 54
Views: 2,923
Posted By mikay
Re: Honour

Probably the first thing to realise is this isn't war of necessity; You don't have to fight wars here but that is basically the whole point of the game. Also the effects aren't perpetual - you fight...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Apr 2004, 19:39
Replies: 206
Views: 39,328
Posted By mikay
Re: Best and Worst alliances?

Best: Fang (especially R7) , R5 Virus- both had good comminuty & spirit.
Worst: Deus (2nd half of R6), Ely (R4)
Honourable mention: I worked with a lot of titans/xan ppl in R6 and they were...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Apr 2004, 18:06
Replies: 34
Views: 1,254
Posted By mikay
Re: Official war declaration on .....

LB was, is and always will be my hero.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Mar 2004, 08:20
Replies: 60
Views: 3,423
Posted By mikay
Re: FAnG annoucment for round11

FAnG are cool, just wish I could be there with you guys. Perhaps I'll be a scanner next round or something :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Dec 2003, 18:18
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By mikay
Re: What is an Engineering module

Bah I just got up and I did have a cursory glance at the top 9 threads on the forum but 10 would just have been too much effort.


Back to sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Dec 2003, 17:46
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By mikay
What is an Engineering module

http://cabeza.lockhead.net/index.php

Cos I killed a few but they don't show up on buildings.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2003, 23:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By mikay
Re: 3 Billion Resources?

I'll have ya roids just watch me
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Dec 2003, 13:37
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

It doesn't have to be policy, it is usually an organic process - the winning side will just naturally end up with the bigger planets. Sure in a block situation this will be skewed slightly but...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 24 Dec 2003, 04:09
Replies: 31
Views: 2,616
Posted By mikay
Re: No regret, no mery

Cyas when you come back dude - & thx for all the incs early round ;p

Thx for the roids and snotty bogies for pushing my gal down to 3rd :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Dec 2003, 02:38
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

If that's aimed at me then it's wrong. I joined FAnG R7 and have been FAnG when I played and never ever would join Ecl. I joined Ely cos I was on holiday and had no reliable information and what info...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Dec 2003, 02:31
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

OK I never said sacrifice smaller planets for bigger ones and never would. it always pissed me off loads that the big planets often seem to think they are a law unto themselves and things like...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 23:51
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

Please tell me what were the common goals of legion? Please tell me just what was important.

See that Sol guy who keeps posting that Ely had the #1 gal and planet - it mattered to him. It always...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 19:07
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

I wouldn't really call it a hollow win. Sure you (we - I'm Ely now I guess) massaged the figures but on the whole I'd say Ely were probably the best alliance for what resources they had available.
...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 18:46
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

I wouldn't push that point much, it's a little thin. Bleen may have been tagged Ely but he did more against you than for you. Ditto his gal. You can't say he got where he was cos of great Ely attacks...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 18:28
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By mikay
Re: My round as a covert opper.

Farming? So if someone in Eclipse hit you every 3 ticks with 1 agent to slow your research that is farming how? Thing is there was more to coops than resource stealing but I think the other missions...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 17:20
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By mikay
Re: My round as a covert opper.

There are ways to attack covert oppers.

I spent the last 2 weeks of the round on holiday and put my engineers on security as first priority. Despite being hit about 10 times a tick most failed and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 17:09
Replies: 43
Views: 1,912
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium points

PAX: 3:7:9 Retired T1245


Cos I only really played serious for half the round then went on holiday.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 16:59
Replies: 43
Views: 1,912
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium points

I'm kind of gutted I didn't get more points but I manage to sleep at night in the knowledge that I probably took more roids off Ely than most those ppl :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 05:09
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

See Ely won this round and ecl didn't. Ely did what they needed to do to obtain the victory condition. I would suggest it is you who does not understand the game as well as you think.

Compare it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2003, 03:59
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

Jeez this is all sad.

Here's the thing - if you play a game to win then you work around how the rules are. That means having 150 members whose total score is more than the opposition. Nobody can...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Dec 2003, 17:05
Replies: 50
Views: 4,369
Posted By mikay
Re: Top100 Planet Rankings

5:9:7 cooped way more but mostly from inactive players.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Dec 2003, 04:18
Replies: 231
Views: 8,888
Posted By mikay
Re: Elysium WON!!

When you fight as part of a block there is no shared victory. All of EET had a part, just ely were the ones who put most importance on having the highest ingame ranking. I'm currently tagged as an...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 22 Dec 2003, 02:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By mikay
Re: finally :)

Miss ya dude, you were great.

Mang.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Dec 2003, 17:46
Replies: 50
Views: 4,369
Posted By mikay
Re: Top100 Planet Rankings

13:10:5 - Repmats, my RL bro.

Cool round for me cos I played the last 2 weeks while on holiday logging in once a day at best and getting coverted 10 times a tick :/

True what KJ says, I joined...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Dec 2003, 18:33
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

I'll disregard all aspects of your post pertaining to flaming, trolling or me personally.

Tying up fleets achieves almost nothing at this stage in the game. Attempting to tie up a fleet is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Dec 2003, 11:58
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

OK - not possible and not practical.

Firstly assume these 6k roid ppl are T20. They can't hit anyone below T200 which means they are hitting the T20 people in any given alliance - people who are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2003, 20:13
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

I'm strongly with Salt here, I see nothing wrong with the way roids are capped at all - perhaps you'd care to enlighten us.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Dec 2003, 20:10
Replies: 65
Views: 3,546
Posted By mikay
Re: Top gal

You buy a service from a company - if you don't trust the way that company operates don't buy it.

You buy a service - that is a game provided as is. You don't buy anything more. You have a right...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2003, 18:47
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

Er wot???? Lost me here mate - and you never came on irc.

I agree with legator there is more in PAX that I like than dislike, just a few things in combination are really bad. And indeed the round...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2003, 15:49
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

Shows how well you know the system then.

Score = Value/4 + pure score from stuff killed etc.

0.6% of my score is actually from killing stuff cos it just doesn't give enough - and that is higher...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2003, 15:29
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

The key problem is same eta ships and pre-launch fleets appearing on probes plus no launch cost. This is how it happens. I launch on x:y:z. 50 mins later I probe. He has defence prelaunched by his...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2003, 14:48
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

Nothing wrong with the current war but there is more than 1 kind of stagnation. I just think atm ppl have had enough (as they usually do 2 months into a round) and the game seems more like a siege...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2003, 13:35
Replies: 51
Views: 2,783
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Warfare

I sort of agree but not entirely. FAnG do seem to be pulling away from Ecl/Ely atm but it's slow. There are a few reasons for this.

Partly is the 30%/6k roid situation. Once you get 6k roids you...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Dec 2003, 17:32
Replies: 65
Views: 3,546
Posted By mikay
Re: Top gal

Probably the main reason not to divulge information is because people will prejudge them. This was the case recently when some people were up in arms because closed planets got reopened - they just...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Dec 2003, 04:12
Replies: 73
Views: 3,147
Posted By mikay
Re: size does matter

The ingame alliance ranking is just bad and really means nothing. The winning alliance has always been the one with the most T10/30/100 planets and probably control of T10 galaxies. Playing to the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2003, 12:55
Replies: 184
Views: 7,419
Posted By mikay
Re: FAnG/Dragon cheaters

Last weekend I saw a scan of some dude who was being coverted for 2 million resources a tick for quite some time. While this was happening he launched a fleet and recalled that fleet without spending...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Nov 2003, 16:38
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By mikay
Re: Covert-Ops Experiences

Their Value / Your Value * 1000 * agents. Capped at 10% of each resource.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Nov 2003, 19:47
Replies: 145
Views: 6,508
Posted By mikay
Re: FAnG situation

Fenix was scum and had a great deal to do with ruining fang as an alliance.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Nov 2003, 19:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By mikay
Re: Gaming ladder

What is a gaming ladder?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2003, 03:03
Replies: 145
Views: 6,508
Posted By mikay
Re: FAnG situation

Alliance HC can't stop people cheating - it's how they react when ppl are found to cheat that counts. If you quit as HC who will enforce those ideals in future.

Wait for the proof/explanations...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Nov 2003, 11:02
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By mikay
Re: Providing a battle simulator (calculator) ingame

Am I the only person who likes the stats secret. As it is they only stay secret for about 2 weeks and if you make an effort you can find out close enough - apparently there are several very accurate...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Nov 2003, 02:52
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By mikay
Re: Use of alliances in the game.

Noone to declare war on you and no wars the other way so don't gain the advantages. The whole point is that declaring enemies gives advantages so you don't want to hit neutrals. Limiting how many ppl...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 17 Nov 2003, 00:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By mikay
Re: Income is incorrect

OK so - I guess this is the bug forum and someone will be looking into this and it'll be fixed by monday lunchtime then.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Nov 2003, 17:16
Replies: 77
Views: 3,406
Posted By mikay
Re: Jurgen

Cool, you just perpetuated the myth that FAnG intel sucks.
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 15 Nov 2003, 21:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By mikay
Re: Income is incorrect

Nop, tha's in the news and I get reduced income every tick.
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 15 Nov 2003, 20:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By mikay
Income is incorrect

The amount of income I get isn't what is listed on the mining screen.

Resources before the tick:
210.022 104.014 9.273

Income:
METAL 1740 435000 5000 246525 686525
CRYSTAL 1642...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Nov 2003, 05:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,305
Posted By mikay
Re: Alliance Rankings

You could include nicks etc.

For future rounds it would be cool to have stats. You could list best defenders, T10 ppl a taking roids from each alliance etc. So much that can be done now.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Nov 2003, 19:24
Replies: 36
Views: 2,385
Posted By mikay
Re: MrBrick

If Ely HC or anyone else wishes to trace a bug's history, get proof and report it they should do so. Part of the reason Walken got closed was because the proof was so overwhelming and other planets...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Nov 2003, 17:42
Replies: 36
Views: 2,385
Posted By mikay
Re: MrBrick

Jesus guys, stop living in denial. Someone else doing something wrong doesn't justify it.

Walken cheated in a horrendous way, he deserved to be closed can't argue with that. I'm pretty confident...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Nov 2003, 05:29
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By mikay
Re: Use of alliances in the game.

It's possible and easy, just takes thought.

Everyone is part of an alliance. You can track how many of x alliance attacked y alliance. Make the hostility status disappear if not enough fleets are...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Nov 2003, 03:18
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By mikay
Re: question..

Yes there is a round. We're up to tick 1400 so probably 3 weeks left.

You can sign up for a free planet which will play in a totally free universe (no interaction with the paid up players). Some...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Nov 2003, 14:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,749
Posted By mikay
Re: WHat happens if.....

You just have to pay for him to upgrade his account and then farm him. Oh I see you are Elysium, you must have already known that :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Nov 2003, 11:08
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By mikay
Re: free planets still running

Which begs the question will free planets and closed planets be removed from the rankings (for alliances too).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Nov 2003, 22:16
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By mikay
Use of alliances in the game.

One thing with PAX is that there is an incentive for people to be a member of the alliance - in fact it's almost impossible to not be in an alliance and survive. Perhaps the alliance feature of the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Nov 2003, 17:48
Replies: 46
Views: 2,966
Posted By mikay
Re: PAX Opinions 2 - Dislikes

Launch cost and E shortage did help to curtail the bigger players and they certainly wouldn't do the current launch/recall tactics that amount to more fleets launched a day and more people being...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Nov 2003, 17:05
Replies: 48
Views: 2,182
Posted By mikay
Re: Speedround

I played 2 rounds in the worldcup. So please state your point.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Nov 2003, 15:06
Replies: 48
Views: 2,182
Posted By mikay
Re: Speedround

Why does everyone's idea of PA seem to be about endurance? In what way does 48h straight separate the men from the boys. How about just having a stay awake competition, no need for PA at all - the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Nov 2003, 14:46
Replies: 146
Views: 5,086
Posted By mikay
Re: Who puts up with this?

I'm a T10 FAnG Planet. I'm a FAnG peon. I basically setup my account to be a defence bitch. I've never used Escorts.

Thankyou for your insight Tomkat.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Nov 2003, 01:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,261
Posted By mikay
Re: Strange battlereport??

I had a friend earlier in the round who fancied a different style of playing so just built stilettos. He sent a few 000s on fact/fact and killed nothing and I think not much better on struct/struct....
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Nov 2003, 01:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By mikay
Re: 6K roids and beyond

Ball park figure you need to take <20% losses to cap and <12% to get a full cap. As with every round the intent is to make the target run rather than take overwhelming losses - ie there usually isn't...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Nov 2003, 21:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By mikay
Re: 6K roids and beyond

You observe the playing environment and work out what is going on. Nobody explained gravity to Isaac Newton, he just observed the environment and came up with the formula. Strangely knowing Newtonian...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Nov 2003, 20:50
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By mikay
Re: 6K roids and beyond

I love it this way. It finally introduces a shred of skill into the whole game.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Nov 2003, 13:00
Replies: 32
Views: 2,461
Posted By mikay
Re: question bout priorities....

Zotnam can you show us the brep.

Sure you didn't go ships/ships by mistake :p
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Nov 2003, 18:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,793
Posted By mikay
Re: Passport

wtf is the passport. It's not something I want which essentially means it's something I have to do that I don' care about - ie effort.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Nov 2003, 18:48
Replies: 46
Views: 2,966
Posted By mikay
Re: PAX Opinions 2 - Dislikes

The worst thing about PAX is lack of launch cost - it just opens it up too much to launch/recall abuse.

Covert ops stealing is too abusive, it should probably be capped about 10-20x, other covert...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Nov 2003, 16:25
Replies: 71
Views: 3,562
Posted By mikay
Re: Why Dragons will never win

http://cabeza.lockhead.net/index.php?page=parser&scanid=1787691494

You could base it on that. Look familiar?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Nov 2003, 15:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By mikay
Re: Ship Combinations

Hmmm, I'll try to be brief and as acurate as I can manage...

All ships cap roids but the amount of roid they can cap is based on ship value. Approx 120k of ships cap 1 roid using mixed/mixed...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Nov 2003, 15:01
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By mikay
Re: engineering priorities

I started Research/Mining/Constr and used to switch to Mining/Security/Constr or similar after starting a 48h research - it optimises income a little.

Atm I got: Mining/Construction/Production.
...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Nov 2003, 14:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,749
Posted By mikay
Re: WHat happens if.....

Say you have 500 roids and can mine 400 you get 400/500 (80%) of your income. IE you mine 400 roids and get 400 roids income. Where it is a bit skewed is you only get 80% of your bonuses too (not...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 25 Oct 2003, 04:33
Replies: 35
Views: 2,839
Posted By mikay
Re: Ciao

I really dunno how people can say that. 5 weeks in there's been a war raging for 4 weeks, it's tight and it's getting more intense.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2003, 13:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By mikay
Re: Covert Op: Bugged or what?

I'm zik and used to have security as 2nd/3rd priority, now I just have production as 3rd and I make ships in 7 ticks so mostly I spend up and at worst have 2 ticks of cash briefly.

Stealing with...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Oct 2003, 05:20
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By mikay
Re: Ship Combinations

Ships (15476 total)
Dagger 4885 Scythe 756
Rapier 1656 Scimitar 3070
Gladius 2696 Broadsword 569
Claymore 104 Stiletto 1740


I started with a frig only fleet and then...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Oct 2003, 04:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By mikay
Re: Races Ratios

Cathaar had a huge advantage with research which means they had faster eta and bigger ships sooner and could mine more roids. All of those are huge advantages but now is where it starts to go wrong....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2003, 01:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By mikay
Re: "HC"

Looks more like a post-apocalypse nuclear winter to me.

All the great nations have fallen, just a few small pockets of civilization left. No more the numbers or massive military power of previous...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Oct 2003, 06:08
Replies: 37
Views: 1,765
Posted By mikay
Re: This game, this damn game

Here's some correspondence i had with a guy on exactly this subject about 2 weeks ago. This is actually all the more ironic since he was in your gal - and now I know why you got hit so much.
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2003, 01:14
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By mikay
Re: Whats the fuss?

PAX seems to have upset 500 of the current PA population. Spinner wasn't trying to undrstand them, he was trying to satisfy the 100,000 people who already quit and the people who wouldn't even try to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2003, 00:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By mikay
Re: Error with Planetarion

Oi that's my hairdresser.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Oct 2003, 11:01
Replies: 54
Views: 2,539
Posted By mikay
Re: So how many private gals are there now?

Ew I think that's my gal and I do believe "he" is actually a she. The space was made by a guy self exiling in what are turning out to be extremely suspicious circumstances. Anyway I'd just like to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Oct 2003, 03:16
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By mikay
Re: Planetarions Annual Report

Maybe that's cos you know nothing.

OK here is a little insight:

Spinner, Fudge: 2 IT professionals at say E80k pa each - that's not expensive (certainly wasn't 2 years ago) for a competent IT...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Oct 2003, 15:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By mikay
Loss of cluster alliances

This might have been said before but this has to be a key loss from the game & community this round. Clusters (or paras) were where I met most the people I know in the game. Many alliances were...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 1 Oct 2003, 08:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By mikay
I'd say it's more of a bug that you can set a...

I'd say it's more of a bug that you can set a fleet to launch then probe then cancel the fleet and it's never launched. It's kind of a loophole around only probing planets you are attacking.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Oct 2003, 04:21
Replies: 49
Views: 2,057
Posted By mikay
That's not a proverb. Anyway, he probably had a...

That's not a proverb. Anyway, he probably had a few too many ouzos 1 night and made it up.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Sep 2003, 20:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By mikay
I so did not :p Ppl in xan liked o get +ve...

I so did not :p

Ppl in xan liked o get +ve points cos it showed they were working hard for their alliance. Ppl in enemy alliances took pride in getting negative points cos they were working hard...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Sep 2003, 17:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By mikay
Re: Xanadu points

Not that I've seen. I can tell you're a bundle of laughs though.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Sep 2003, 17:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By mikay
Xanadu points

They were always the source of much mirth and merriment, I wonder if any alliances do anything similar nowadays.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Sep 2003, 05:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By mikay
Fang actually have a good attitude, or probably...

Fang actually have a good attitude, or probably they just don't seem to have the egos of some alliances.

Anyway the point was in general there are no shortage of people who wouldn't roid with 3...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Sep 2003, 02:45
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By mikay
There are 2 simple reasons ppl have quit playing...

There are 2 simple reasons ppl have quit playing planetarion.

1) They've played it til they are bored and now they are doing something else.

2) The game sucks you dry. It involves massive...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Sep 2003, 01:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By mikay
Hidden formulas and no bcalc mean people need to...

Hidden formulas and no bcalc mean people need to start thinking. Seems a bit much for some people but I think it's good. Bottom line is it's not hard to guess what's going to happen with a reasonable...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Sep 2003, 20:27
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By mikay
I'd say it's pretty easy to keep a list of old...

I'd say it's pretty easy to keep a list of old coords and keep you out of those gals. A simpler and potentially better solution could be to keep a list of your last 5 clusters. Then you can...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Sep 2003, 20:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By mikay
Anyway total irrelevant post. The "top" guys...

Anyway total irrelevant post. The "top" guys don't defend anyway so why should they expect the plebs to.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Sep 2003, 19:18
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By mikay
Would seem reasonable that the top cluster is...

Would seem reasonable that the top cluster is always under protection, or certainly for about 2 weeks after it was created. Dunno maybe more thought should go into that plan but something should be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Sep 2003, 07:55
Replies: 34
Views: 1,540
Posted By mikay
Autolaunch is great, it means people who have a...

Autolaunch is great, it means people who have a life can play planetarion too.

If alliances don't like members who don't wake up in the middle of the night then kick them - but fact is it's same...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Sep 2003, 06:39
Replies: 110
Views: 5,599
Posted By mikay
There's some merit to what Ronnie's said. I've...

There's some merit to what Ronnie's said. I've not played the last 2 rounds and I just can't believe the work the DCs are doing, it's mental. I reckon the alliance that will do best will be the one...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Sep 2003, 19:16
Replies: 37
Views: 1,810
Posted By mikay
I'm saying it requires more skill when you don't...

I'm saying it requires more skill when you don't have a bcalc, and surely everyone who plays wants to think they do well based on skill.... It always usd to bug me that some moronic pleb who didn't...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Sep 2003, 18:02
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By mikay
I love mission priorities, it's so damn cool.

I love mission priorities, it's so damn cool.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Sep 2003, 17:39
Replies: 165
Views: 7,785
Posted By mikay
You missed the bit where I said virtually EVERY...

You missed the bit where I said virtually EVERY FAnG planet had incs.

You misunderstood when I said I told the ToT guy I was expecting incs, not the other way around.

Ely guy is my GC. The...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Sep 2003, 14:59
Replies: 165
Views: 7,785
Posted By mikay
I was one of those 10. I got 2 waves of a pretty...

I was one of those 10. I got 2 waves of a pretty pathetic incoming. I have a mix of alliances in gal and barely got any defence with most ppl online and only me being hit.

Tot guy: I warned him...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Sep 2003, 11:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By mikay
PA died after R4. 200k mostly multi accounts in...

PA died after R4. 200k mostly multi accounts in R4 shrunk to maybe 20-30k in R5 and my experience was 1/3 the people who would have played quit because of p2p. Most people just quit cos basically...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Sep 2003, 09:02
Replies: 37
Views: 1,810
Posted By mikay
Hey well, Alexander the Great didn't have a...

Hey well, Alexander the Great didn't have a battle calc. Julius Caesar, well there's no Roman word for battle calc is there. Storming Norman ust had a beta version of a bcalc.

At last there is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Sep 2003, 08:50
Replies: 30
Views: 3,549
Posted By mikay
People are used to their hard-effort lack of...

People are used to their hard-effort lack of skill methods working and they don't like it now that there are multiple ways to have an impact.

IRL the assassin or saboteur has always been able to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 23 Sep 2003, 16:15
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
Posted By mikay
I feel the game's lost a lot of pace. This def...

I feel the game's lost a lot of pace. This def suits people who use the old R2 advice and log in 3 times a day.

Tech seems slower and annoying but that is good imo, it's comforting knowing the guy...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 23 Sep 2003, 15:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,820
Posted By mikay
I find it hard to see research as anything other...

I find it hard to see research as anything other than #1 priority. If you have CT-4 you need CT-5 etc... and that's discounting any other tech which is still a struggle.

War just doesn't seem that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Sep 2003, 17:17
Replies: 144
Views: 8,605
Posted By mikay
He got the score by defending with 30 fighters...

He got the score by defending with 30 fighters and 9 of them getting killed. This gave 60k score. I have no real issue with someone being able to steal massive amounts of cash or get xp from coops...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Sep 2003, 16:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By mikay
I know someone who started, decided he didn't...

I know someone who started, decided he didn't like xan after about 5 ticks so started another planet. Couldn't delete the first so technically he's a cheat. He hasn't/won't go into the other account...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Sep 2003, 13:51
Replies: 144
Views: 8,605
Posted By mikay
Actually gerbie it was the defence and losing 10...

Actually gerbie it was the defence and losing 10 ships that got the score, not all the covert ops?

That's arguably worse!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Sep 2003, 13:34
Replies: 144
Views: 8,605
Posted By mikay
Systemshock - he is winning and doesn't need...

Systemshock - he is winning and doesn't need resources.

Gerbie - No question you are one of the true great players and you deserve to win this round now but this needs to be changed very soon. 60k...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Sep 2003, 05:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By mikay
After reading your post I take it that you are a...

After reading your post I take it that you are a bit stupid.

2 days ago there were an average of 3 players per gal in C20/21. Anyone in these clusters got incs about 2 out of every 3 ticks cos...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 19:01
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By mikay
Tactics on your home fleet?

I can't do missions on my home fleet - which means I can't set them to dogfighting - which means I can't defend myself as well as I can anyone else. Surely this is wrong?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 13:48
Replies: 50
Views: 3,728
Posted By mikay
OK so why did they start late? Certainly not...

OK so why did they start late? Certainly not something many hordcore players would do.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 12:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By mikay
Yeah like my friend who's self exiled 3 times...

Yeah like my friend who's self exiled 3 times from C20+ galaxies usually with about 4 other ppl in. What a toe rag, he should be flogged for lack of loyalty and wanting to do better.

I'm not keen...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 03:13
Replies: 50
Views: 3,728
Posted By mikay
50000 ppl in R3, 2000 ppl left. The people who...

50000 ppl in R3, 2000 ppl left. The people who are left playing are the ones who liked it and the ones who make the most noise. The 48000 who didn't like it left along the way.

PAX isn't about...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 02:10
Replies: 50
Views: 3,728
Posted By mikay
My post was only 2 lines and wasn't too...

My post was only 2 lines and wasn't too complicated.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 01:42
Replies: 50
Views: 3,728
Posted By mikay
I love PAX, I think it's cool. Maybe some rough...

I love PAX, I think it's cool. Maybe some rough edges, yeah it would be nice with more diversity of ship types as before but this is Planetarion:Genesis - it's a new game if you like, and it has to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 01:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By mikay
Exilees

You know how you exile someone 1st day or 2 and you get someone equqally useless to replace them and it goes on and on. Then your mate starts 2 days later and PA creates a whole new cluster just for...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 00:08
Replies: 50
Views: 3,728
Posted By mikay
Cool but I wish I knew how you did that :p

Cool but I wish I knew how you did that :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2003, 23:48
Replies: 50
Views: 3,728
Posted By mikay
R3 was the most horrible experience ever unless...

R3 was the most horrible experience ever unless you were furgion. Anyway if you want what made the earlier rounds magical you have it right now - naievete of the game mechanics.

I can't see why R3...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2003, 13:32
Replies: 33
PaX
Views: 2,135
Posted By mikay
PA is a game for the hardcore - even now. That's...

PA is a game for the hardcore - even now. That's why people quit and that's why a lot of people wouldn't reccomend it to their friends.

I quit playing serious in R6, played semi casual in R7 and...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Sep 2003, 12:02
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By mikay
OK Gerbie, so basically both sides need to lose...

OK Gerbie, so basically both sides need to lose as much as poss for max score gain and one sided battles don't really do it. Sounds kind f right, like a bravery factor. Nothing gained from being...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Sep 2003, 21:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By mikay
Thx cochese but.... Score gained is based on...

Thx cochese but....

Score gained is based on rank yeah? So like 100 ppl attacking someone higher all get a load. Or is it in actual combat and killing the ships. And based on ranking yeah?

Also...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Sep 2003, 21:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By mikay
How do you gain score

I've not seen much discussion on the scoring system and as I didn't play beta I got no clue. Praise the manual eh.

So yeah, I'v heard the basics. Most your score is gained from combat but there...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2003, 11:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By mikay
You know, I played R2-R7 and I was NEVER called a...

You know, I played R2-R7 and I was NEVER called a cheat before. A friend has 6 SIX, countem) registrations left and not much time to get ppl started so - I could have had 5 imaginary friends if I...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2003, 11:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By mikay
Planetarion Passport Registration Basic...

Planetarion Passport Registration


Basic Details.
This will be your Planetarion Passport login name and nick name, this will stay with you between rounds, and is also your forums name. The...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2003, 00:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By mikay
Bugga

I was going to actually sign up but the registration screen is too complicated - like why can't people just make it easy. As I'm a pretty casual player that's 2 accounts (me and a friend) lost purely...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jan 2003, 13:25
Replies: 51
Views: 3,506
Posted By mikay
The only reason you people are afraid of overburn...

The only reason you people are afraid of overburn is because last round the most successful players did it early.... on their farms so nobody could see.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jan 2003, 13:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,407
Posted By mikay
Re: Re: Titans

Rag you bum come speak to us and play our new game :)

Titans are gone - w00t. Titans ppl haven't gone - bah humbug :(
Forum: Programming and Discussion 12 Jan 2003, 13:14
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By mikay
time command?

time command?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Dec 2002, 02:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By mikay
Yes and no. There are a lot of bad DCs who don't...

Yes and no. There are a lot of bad DCs who don't make effective or even sensible use of ships. My question was what is the most important attribute in a defence ship in an agregate way where you...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 9 Dec 2002, 02:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By mikay
In a nutshell.... By default data goes...

In a nutshell....

By default data goes across a network in plain text. This is bad, especially when entering passwords.

Using a hub every computer on your local network segment can see all...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Dec 2002, 02:17
Replies: 232
Views: 9,607
Posted By mikay
Actually I think this round proved that...

Actually I think this round proved that powerblocks aren't actually that bad. Certainly the first few weeks were totally without purpose. Nah, blocks are OK. What is the problem is a block that's so...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 6 Dec 2002, 20:14
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By mikay
I installed a firewall once - wierd things. ...

I installed a firewall once - wierd things.

It inserted a module in the TCP/IP stack which did the filtering. Somehow the startup scripts were screwed so without the processes running nothing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2002, 19:51
Replies: 232
Views: 9,607
Posted By mikay
Re: Why we 'won'....

Session Start: Fri Nov 01 18:43:21 2002
Session Ident: [BC]Lanber
[18:43] <Mangor> oi
[18:43] <Mangor> what hostiles?
[18:43] <[BC]Lanber> u got mil scans?
[18:43] <[BC]Lanber> just roundning up...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 6 Dec 2002, 07:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By mikay
Sounds more like a routing or firewall issue.

Sounds more like a routing or firewall issue.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Dec 2002, 07:20
Replies: 64
Views: 3,574
Posted By mikay
Microsoft bought it and it will only run on X-Box...

Microsoft bought it and it will only run on X-Box connected to AOL.

They've upgraded Astropods to Astropod 2000 Professional but they are now eta-18 and use 100000 Eonium each to launch.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 4 Dec 2002, 23:17
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By mikay
What exactly is the point of lilo? I've asked a...

What exactly is the point of lilo? I've asked a few ppl why have a boot manager and nobody ever gave me much of an answer and certainly not one that made me feel I needed one.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Dec 2002, 22:14
Replies: 86
Views: 2,651
Posted By mikay
If you had 60k why on earth don't you actually...

If you had 60k why on earth don't you actually pay to get an original game developed. There's 60k worth of developed idea in PA but there certainly isn't that much code by a long way.

The other...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 2 Dec 2002, 20:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By mikay
Way back when I dabbled in 3D (about 10 years ago...

Way back when I dabbled in 3D (about 10 years ago using assembler) I just used a lookup table. 1 byte = 0-127 signed then rotate the right 8 bits off. It gives 1% accuracy which is fine for most...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Dec 2002, 05:27
Replies: 58
Views: 2,734
Posted By mikay
At the time the game finished there was a sum...

At the time the game finished there was a sum total of 0.000 posts on politics. There were only 3 people who ever went on IRC. Sometimes I used to scan ppl I liked in gal to see if there was an...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2002, 04:54
Replies: 86
Views: 2,651
Posted By mikay
Muppet, whoever takes PA over will make it free...

Muppet, whoever takes PA over will make it free cos it's the only way it can exist. Prolly end up as a portal game which is how it should have been ages ago.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Dec 2002, 00:19
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By mikay
Re: Trick question

ETA-6 ships.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2002, 00:08
Replies: 86
Views: 2,651
Posted By mikay
Starbuck you don't even know where to get the...

Starbuck you don't even know where to get the server so it's highly unlikely you have a clue about all the skills involved in running it. How about you stop having your kiddy tantrums and let some...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 30 Nov 2002, 20:07
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By mikay
The days of being Jeff Minter, Archer McLean,...

The days of being Jeff Minter, Archer McLean, Eugene Evans or any of those other whizkid games designers are long gone. Nowadays games designers design the games & coder do what they are told.

I...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Nov 2002, 14:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By mikay
You will almost always take more damage if you...

You will almost always take more damage if you send more fleet value, and FV is what it's all about.

Stick 10000 pulsars in a calc with 25000 cors and pit it against 3000 pegs, broadly similar...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Nov 2002, 22:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By mikay
As much as it's annoying when someone recalls...

As much as it's annoying when someone recalls before you get to kill them it also means you don't lose fleet which is a bonus so I'd rather ppl overestimated my fleet and buggered off.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 Nov 2002, 12:59
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By mikay
You won't be peeking massively more because PA...

You won't be peeking massively more because PA has cycles and not everyone launches at 6.55 or 5.55 or at all really. Launching is only a few page accesses, it prolly takes more accesses to scan the...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 Nov 2002, 05:16
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By mikay
38 million pages per month = a stunning 10 per...

38 million pages per month = a stunning 10 per second .... over 6 web servers. A little over specced there.

The really wierd thing is they always used specific servers fro specific pages and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2002, 04:55
Replies: 31
Views: 1,773
Posted By mikay
It was really popular for about 2 weeks near the...

It was really popular for about 2 weeks near the start of R3 but then died out.

I think now the would-be defenders prefer an extra attack fleet out and if they are gonna send the fleet they may...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Nov 2002, 04:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By mikay
Sort of. With a single fleet you will calc it so...

Sort of. With a single fleet you will calc it so not so scary. When you get big battles it's always the h/f that sways most of the people and a few ppl sneaking in the odd hundred k of cors can swing...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Nov 2002, 03:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By mikay
Relatively speaking they are not easily killed by...

Relatively speaking they are not easily killed by pegs or cutters. Chimera barely touch them, clippers don't and all PDS with random fire is useless against them. Guardians are as ineffiecient at...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Nov 2002, 19:47
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By mikay
Trick question

What are the best ships for defence?


I'll give you the answer tomorrow :)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Nov 2002, 19:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By mikay
Corsair aren't as dominant as they were last...

Corsair aren't as dominant as they were last round but they are still pretty useful in 40% or more of defences. They are almost mandatory against pegs (flak other FI and roaches), class against CR...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Nov 2002, 19:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By mikay
hehe cool. I was on about 5000 roids at the...

hehe cool.

I was on about 5000 roids at the end of R4 and a galmate pointed out that anyone who had farmed 60 roids a day would be at a similar level. Kind of scary.

Since then my goal has been...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Nov 2002, 17:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By mikay
Andy_r has explained the most important things....

Andy_r has explained the most important things. There are areas of skill in planetation but these involve areas such as politics, DC & BC work etc. They aren't particularly relevant to having a top...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Nov 2002, 22:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By mikay
I have the Netgear MR314 wireless router. It does...

I have the Netgear MR314 wireless router. It does NAT/DHCP & simple firewall, has a 4 port 10Base-T switch, wifi etc and costs about 140.

An alternative you could try (if you can do it under XP)...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 24 Nov 2002, 04:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By mikay
Or a socket, that would have to be the elegant...

Or a socket, that would have to be the elegant way and take ya 10 mins.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 24 Nov 2002, 03:28
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By mikay
http://www.xwinman.org/ have abotu 20 windows...

http://www.xwinman.org/ have abotu 20 windows managers with loads of different features. Most should work on Linux.

I actually like CDE cos it basically never looks cluttered but nobody would...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 24 Nov 2002, 03:18
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By mikay
Amiga was so so far ahead of PCs it's a tragedy...

Amiga was so so far ahead of PCs it's a tragedy it was never marketed the way it should have been.

The OS was a unix-inspired thing. It's a bit shady but I would say it would lie somewhere between...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 22 Nov 2002, 00:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By mikay
I got one of those, damn nice bit of kit. ...

I got one of those, damn nice bit of kit.

Should be easy but you've basically got the wrong bit of kit for it and need to use it as a normal switch/hub.

Basically sat modem into PC, PC into...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 21 Nov 2002, 23:51
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By mikay
We all love microsoft

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/28226.html

Priceless.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 21 Nov 2002, 23:49
Replies: 41
Views: 1,496
Posted By mikay
Erm the guy wants to get a simple programming...

Erm the guy wants to get a simple programming language with no end goal in mind so where did all the 3D stuff come in?

BASIC is as good as you'll get, it's probably as good as anyone will get.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 Nov 2002, 20:24
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By mikay
Comer writes the best books. If you're...

Comer writes the best books.

If you're covering VOIP and the telephony area mb you could do a little mention of SS7 too.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Nov 2002, 01:32
Replies: 70
Views: 3,848
Posted By mikay
75% of FAnG members left before the round began,...

75% of FAnG members left before the round began, this round FAnG as was didn't really exist as an alliance.

In R7 I was proud to be FAnG. Are you proud to be titans Scouse?

You're young and...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 17 Nov 2002, 00:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By mikay
I was a programmer for about 10 years and the...

I was a programmer for about 10 years and the last 4 years I've been a sysadmin.

In programming you get to the stage where you have literally done everything. After a while I was either rehashing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Nov 2002, 13:02
Replies: 84
Views: 4,379
Posted By mikay
You were the best HC ever mate. gl & hope to...

You were the best HC ever mate.

gl & hope to see you around in those other games.


Mangor
Forum: Programming and Discussion 10 Nov 2002, 23:20
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By mikay
Any clues where I might get hold of it?

Any clues where I might get hold of it?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Nov 2002, 23:22
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By mikay
erm.... i14?

erm.... i14?
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 Nov 2002, 19:31
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By mikay
Where can I get a site sucker

I wanna download a few sites, anyone know where I can get something to do it for me?
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 Nov 2002, 19:28
Replies: 25
Views: 71,573
Posted By mikay
loads of great sun documentation ...

loads of great sun documentation
http://docs.sun.com

Security
http://www.sans.org
http://www.cert.org
http://www.antionline.com/index.php

erm...
http://www.netcraft.co.uk/
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 Nov 2002, 17:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By mikay
I'm a sys admin so basically the same job cept...

I'm a sys admin so basically the same job cept I'm more servers than routers/network but there is a degree of crossover. The type of work you do depends very much on the maturity of the installation....
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Nov 2002, 06:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,617
Posted By mikay
I think the point of overburn attacks is you find...

I think the point of overburn attacks is you find someone who is offline when you launch. If you launch when they go to bed (0-200 for most ppl) you can get in and out before they have a chance to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Nov 2002, 05:19
Replies: 92
Views: 3,336
Posted By mikay
r2 c12 - Pre IRC days and pretty irrelevant. Even...

r2 c12 - Pre IRC days and pretty irrelevant. Even more depressing when I noticed we had 8 of the T10 planets in cluster.

R3 C7, Silent7 - I never really bothered the 1st half of the round. Later...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Nov 2002, 04:43
Replies: 44
Views: 2,156
Posted By mikay
LB|away - makes the game worth playing...

LB|away - makes the game worth playing (suffering).

Rumad - the man has no shame.

Valy - she was funny, used to laugh with an accent.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Nov 2002, 01:59
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By mikay
My fleets and while I'm the only one with my...

My fleets and while I'm the only one with my password I decide where they go. I'd assume someone else is likely to get incs that night so save your defence for them. If you are active with your...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Oct 2002, 19:59
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By mikay
I would guess registering several domains (3-4...

I would guess registering several domains (3-4 were prolly enough) all pointing to your own mailserver.

Get a little prog to rip out the l/p from incoming mail and add it to its account database....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Oct 2002, 01:44
Replies: 58
Views: 2,775
Posted By mikay
It's opinion so I don't see how it can be...

It's opinion so I don't see how it can be bull****, and Fury are an alliance I really don't like so no bias there. Perhaps if you disagree you could state who you thought were strongest and why?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Oct 2002, 01:11
Replies: 58
Views: 2,775
Posted By mikay
Most of the latter part of the round I worked...

Most of the latter part of the round I worked closely with several titans BCs & they were quality.

I also held the opinion (with many others) that Fury were the most dangerous alliance at the end...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Oct 2002, 01:02
Replies: 58
Views: 2,775
Posted By mikay
Not really true, and maybe we are both being...

Not really true, and maybe we are both being unfair.

I respect that a lot of people put a lot of effort into Deus. I did interact a fair bit and still have my journal for that round. I kept a lot...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Oct 2002, 00:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By mikay
Bad Rumad. I think last round there was the...

Bad Rumad.

I think last round there was the dilletante, the youthful enthusiasm of someone discovering a whole new world and trying to understand it. Many people have played this game too long and...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 27 Oct 2002, 18:54
Replies: 112
Views: 12,096
Posted By mikay
Well, only if there was another one who was also...

Well, only if there was another one who was also TWD HC.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Oct 2002, 14:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By mikay
Re: Re: Be happy

Yes you have a reputation for always sticking to topics you know something about :rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Oct 2002, 13:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By mikay
Yup, and if we had more stupidity in this game we...

Yup, and if we had more stupidity in this game we might have more players.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Oct 2002, 01:00
Replies: 58
Views: 2,775
Posted By mikay
Deus were pretty much the crappest alliance I've...

Deus were pretty much the crappest alliance I've ever seen. My opinions are based on the facts they had no idea about defending, their attacks were inept to say the least, there was no community...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Oct 2002, 18:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By mikay
Partly that, mostly not. Look around, seen who's...

Partly that, mostly not. Look around, seen who's quit the game yet? Anybody who doesn't want to attack in the middle of the night has no real chance of being competitice so they quit a long time ago....
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 Oct 2002, 18:34
Replies: 28
Views: 3,088
Posted By mikay
What about chimera as an option?

What about chimera as an option?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Oct 2002, 22:06
Replies: 86
Views: 3,612
Posted By mikay
BGs are the rebirth of private gals, probably...

BGs are the rebirth of private gals, probably were private gals from the last couple of rounds.

Bottom line is there's no real difference between a BG and an alliance cept the number of members....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Oct 2002, 00:34
Replies: 38
Views: 1,866
Posted By mikay
Yeah this round sucks arse but I think people...

Yeah this round sucks arse but I think people wanted to stop it being like it is. Just cos they failed (or tried too late) doesn't make them bad ppl.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Oct 2002, 23:49
Replies: 38
Views: 1,866
Posted By mikay
Once upon a time Furgion/Xan called the shots....

Once upon a time Furgion/Xan called the shots. Part of the peeling away of power was the formation of smaller alliances by capable people, alliances like FAnG, Titans, MDK, RaH etc. Small, capable,...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 19 Oct 2002, 18:02
Replies: 112
Views: 12,096
Posted By mikay
& you, N00B, you were supposed to be working your...

& you, N00B, you were supposed to be working your ass off running my R7 gal.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 19 Oct 2002, 18:01
Replies: 112
Views: 12,096
Posted By mikay
It's a shame you didn't join my R4 gal and a...

It's a shame you didn't join my R4 gal and a shame I didn't speak to that Xerxes dude a bit more last round. Nice alliance you got now anyway.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Oct 2002, 03:54
Replies: 101
Views: 6,283
Posted By mikay
Realistically how many ppl are willing to stay...

Realistically how many ppl are willing to stay awake all night for 3 months for a round of planetarion, then do it again. The game is too demanding and if you aren't willing to play this way no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2002, 21:38
Replies: 252
Views: 10,441
Posted By mikay
As I didn't originally have a 3rd choice I would...

As I didn't originally have a 3rd choice I would like to nominate Handsome Sailor for lacking even the comprehension of the concept of a sense of humour.

Hmmm yeah Spinner Lyrtas had a multi...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2002, 20:57
Replies: 252
Views: 10,441
Posted By mikay
hey Lrytas it was nice to have your multi account...

hey Lrytas it was nice to have your multi account in our galaxy for a week, hope it was fun for you too matey :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Sep 2002, 19:49
Replies: 252
Views: 10,441
Posted By mikay
I'd seen furgion divide & conquer tactics, I knew...

I'd seen furgion divide & conquer tactics, I knew the only way I wasn't gonna get done the same way was with a lot of non-furgion ppl by my side.

I guess I also spent a long time trying to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Sep 2002, 21:44
Replies: 252
Views: 10,441
Posted By mikay
1) Killmark. This is R4 killmark (apparently)...

1) Killmark. This is R4 killmark (apparently) before he became a cheat & all the other stuff. This is the days when there was more ego, less self control and he believed everyone's purpose was to...
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