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Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Oct 2015, 00:21
Replies: 434
Views: 42,730
Posted By Tommy
Re: R64 predictions

Shackles is my new pet name for BB.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Oct 2015, 13:38
Replies: 55
Views: 6,863
Posted By Tommy
Re: R64 Stats - Who is editing them? can we have a say/help.

You are everything that is wrong with stats in this game. Santa isn't trying to get his stats reconsidered, he's asking if the PA Team are willing to take advice from the players (who play the game)...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Oct 2015, 14:16
Replies: 2
Views: 2,637
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Oct 2015, 16:17
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

You're incapable of not talking to people and doing deals and sticking your oar in. Every round you claim you didn't do politics, you actually did on the quiet.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Oct 2015, 16:09
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

Things we know about r64:

- BB isn't doing politics for BowS
- BB is doing politics for BowS
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 9 Oct 2015, 15:50
Replies: 18
Views: 4,362
Posted By Tommy
Re: Asgard New to r64

Literally the third post, BB. The original post saying "full tag" is on the same bit of screen. How bad is your memory?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Oct 2015, 18:56
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

BB, I don't even have a stake in it anymore, but for the good of your entire alliance, stop posting. Take a fishing holiday.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 6 Oct 2015, 15:22
Replies: 275
Views: 28,979
Posted By Tommy
Re: Santa Stats

Nobody in BowS knows anything about stats.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Oct 2015, 15:17
Replies: 16
Views: 3,618
Posted By Tommy
Re: Limit naps / reduce alliance size to 50

Some people quit every round, some new random people come back. Numbers are falling but really quite slowly, and it's been a trend for probably 50 rounds.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Oct 2015, 01:22
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

Shhhhh BB... we've already worked out that all the inc stats numbers are provably wrong. It's okay.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2015, 23:53
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

Accurate fleet counts, on every page that has them, and at the end of the round. Come on, they've been buggy to almost the point of uselessness since you introduced them.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Oct 2015, 23:37
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

So your raw data was provided by the PA Team, and we know that they can't count, and we also know that the game's fleet total reporting is buggy at best... so you're doing analysis on second-hand...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Oct 2015, 23:19
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

Things we've learned today:

- Everyone got incs!
- Some people got more than others
- PA Team can't count
- PA Team can't code
- Bram claims he can count, but we only have Bram's word for this...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Oct 2015, 22:53
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

I'll accept that. I also stand by my assertion that the game did report 210 fleets at the tick the screenshot was taken, and frequently reported more than you suggest. Mind you, I reported incorrect...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Oct 2015, 22:15
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

I did read that, and considering we experienced our heaviest incs early on, and then a few people left for other tags, I'd expect this to cause our incs to be under-reported by the game rather than...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Oct 2015, 22:06
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

Your data under-reports BF inc by ~200 fleets compared to the game's own stats (as it does everyone else's by a statistically significant amount), so I'm inclined to think something's up with your...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Oct 2015, 15:39
Replies: 275
Views: 28,979
Posted By Tommy
Re: Santa Stats

A cruel person would say you spent as long looking at BB's stats as he did.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Sep 2015, 11:18
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

Getting away from the p3ng/FL/Bows shitfest for a moment, Bram's breakdown of stats actually does reveal how concentrated our incoming was on the few days that people willingly coordinated to hit us....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Sep 2015, 19:19
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

Nothing to argue with there. Makes a nice change!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Sep 2015, 18:18
Replies: 148
Views: 16,690
Posted By Tommy
Re: Inc stats discussion pos R63

It wasn't simply politics. FL and p3ng both wanted to hit us towards the end of the round, and no political situation prevented it. Value lead and defensive organisation did - nobody wanted to hit us...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Sep 2015, 16:41
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

What comprises "modern" PA?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Sep 2015, 10:49
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

Nobody told him to build those. That's just baggy.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Sep 2015, 19:49
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

Are you actually going to flounce out a day before the end? :D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Sep 2015, 15:31
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

My fleet is now about 84% defship. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Sep 2015, 15:12
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Mzyxptlk again.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Sep 2015, 14:54
Replies: 19
Views: 2,824
Posted By Tommy
Re: 55 ticks left...

It was, for most of it. Sometimes it takes fewer than 1177^W1153 ticks to decide the winner, and then everyone NAPs up and goes to sleep.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Sep 2015, 15:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tommy
Re: Magnus' stats

Just shut up, BB. You're being a little too obvious with the trolling now.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Sep 2015, 11:31
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

Everyone plays with the same stats. This fact, at least, has been true for 63 rounds. Pick a strategy that fits with your objectives, and consider how the rest of the universe will play for the next...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Sep 2015, 00:08
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

This thread now appears to be about who deserved to win based on how many incs they had. You can only defend against the incs that are there!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Sep 2015, 20:29
Replies: 60
Views: 7,250
Posted By Tommy
Re: BB stats r64

I think the stats mafia need to put it in their sigs so we all know who they are. It's only fair.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Sep 2015, 12:20
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

You're welcome, glad my vendors were good for something!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Sep 2015, 02:10
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

It's spreadsheet wars. Stats mean everything.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Sep 2015, 01:38
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

To be fair, every few days I think about attacking nelito too.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Sep 2015, 23:49
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

Yeah, in between the two active wars with p3ng, war with FL, block shenanigans, and two full weeks of HODORS lolwaving nelito, it's definitely been a quiet round! No incs here, no sirree.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Sep 2015, 23:45
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

Galaxy fund allows me to donate 0 / 0 / 0 to a planet, and then prevents that planet from receiving donations for 12 ticks. This is silly.

Edit: even better, a 0 donation means that the planet...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Sep 2015, 21:22
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

Not specifically warring each other does not mean allied, dear.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Sep 2015, 23:31
Replies: 25
Views: 3,581
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 64 Stats

Reflection on previous rounds, intentions wrt class and metaclass interactions, A/C and D/C considerations, attack and defence balance, the sort of things people care about, y'know.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Sep 2015, 13:03
Replies: 25
Views: 3,581
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 64 Stats

BB tends to err towards "I'm doing something crazy and unexpected and untried and everyone will be attack attack attack all the time for these unspecified reasons" and then he's surprised when people...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Aug 2015, 14:51
Replies: 35
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Aug 2015, 11:49
Replies: 67
Views: 9,248
Posted By Tommy
Re: Alliance size

http://www.theonion.com/article/everyone-in-middle-east-given-own-country-in-31700-36484
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Aug 2015, 11:30
Replies: 35
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tommy
Re: Predictions r63

I can't even figure out which thing in particular you're ranting about anymore.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Aug 2015, 13:05
Replies: 218
Views: 27,876
Posted By Tommy
Re: Political Debate - For the masses

Pretty sure you just called every other ally (including your own) nubs.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Aug 2015, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tommy
Re: Downtime

It sounds like you're suggesting close the game for a week so it'll be Saturday night again!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Aug 2015, 21:12
Replies: 39
Views: 4,665
Posted By Tommy
Re: The power of Cloak.

It doesn't take bloody rocket science to understand Xan is cloaked because being able to fake the ship numbers you've sent counters the fact that the actual ships fall over like dominos in a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Aug 2015, 01:29
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

/^[\Q$characters_we_like]+$/
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Aug 2015, 13:22
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

There are several posts to the effect of "intel everywhere please" by now.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Aug 2015, 11:52
Replies: 295
Views: 12,680
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Strategic Discussions 23 Jul 2015, 20:39
Replies: 39
Views: 4,113
Posted By Tommy
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 63

I've been meaning to do just that for a while. I kinda assumed someone had written a few basic stats analysis scripts already, since things like init and target classes are trivial to analyse.

Not...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jul 2015, 21:49
Replies: 165
Views: 31,086
Posted By Tommy
Re: Congratulation Black-Flag

Yeah, seems someone fixed it since. ;) It worked that way last round, much to my amusement.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jul 2015, 20:09
Replies: 165
Views: 31,086
Posted By Tommy
Re: Congratulation Black-Flag

As I mentioned at the time, with the advanced scan interface you can scan the entire universe at once with every scan type. I managed 48k in one request during havoc last round!

That's all I'm...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Jul 2015, 12:52
Replies: 102
Views: 15,067
Posted By Tommy
Re: R63 stats

BS was always going to be horrible. I don't need retailers to shut down FR, I have 600k brokers for that. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2015, 11:29
Replies: 385
Views: 69,038
Posted By Tommy
Re: Second half of the round

I don't think he'd know what to do with himself if he weren't being right on the forums all the time, tbh.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2015, 14:46
Replies: 385
Views: 69,038
Posted By Tommy
Re: Second half of the round

It's not actually a big deal though, is it? I mean a significant block is capable of sending 300+ fleets at a target if it's feeling motivated, and we've had block wars all round. Most rounds, even....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2015, 15:30
Replies: 385
Views: 69,038
Posted By Tommy
Re: Second half of the round

Don't you start.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2015, 14:18
Replies: 385
Views: 69,038
Posted By Tommy
Re: Second half of the round

Exactly. Butcher rants incoherently on the forums all the damn time even when we expressly ask him to shut the **** up but he definitely doesn't speak for Rainbows, or actually make decisions beyond...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Jul 2015, 10:49
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

I was just following up Appoco's comment - I've mentioned it elsewhere too before now. It can indeed happen that way, or it can (and does) just happen with just the one PA tab freshly opened five...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Jul 2015, 06:32
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

This happens occasionally even when the fleets page is loaded normally, without the intervention of the back button. It IS very annoying, especially when it happens 5 seconds before the tick. It's...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Jul 2015, 20:48
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

Add the ability to add nicks / comments under fleets in the bcalc.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2015, 16:39
Replies: 385
Views: 69,038
Posted By Tommy
Re: Second half of the round

Hahahahahahaha if only.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2015, 14:03
Replies: 385
Views: 69,038
Posted By Tommy
Re: Second half of the round

I propose that Butcher makes that his avatar.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jul 2015, 00:58
Replies: 266
Views: 62,935
Posted By Tommy
Re: Nagging over tiny things thread #2

Yeah, a few posts ago.

Apply the advanced scan interface to scan requests as well - at present, I can perform multiple scans all at once, but if I want to ask a scanner to do so I have to request...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jul 2015, 18:07
Replies: 385
Views: 69,038
Posted By Tommy
Re: Second half of the round

A small correction: Butcher isn't on anyone's side. I'm not even convinced he's playing the same game.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Apr 2015, 17:46
Replies: 66
Views: 65,848
Posted By Tommy
Re: Planet Dumps (Last Updated: 10/06/10)

Shhhh. Shhhhhhhh. Don't logic it away.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Apr 2015, 16:24
Replies: 131
Views: 9,501
Posted By Tommy
Re: This time of the round

It's a war game, I think you might be asking rather a lot there!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Apr 2015, 15:34
Replies: 131
Views: 9,501
Posted By Tommy
Re: This time of the round

As much as I'm the first to laugh at Butcher's mania when it comes to BF, this is just as ridiculous a suggestion. Come on, don't lower yourself to his standards!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Apr 2015, 10:28
Replies: 6
Views: 2,433
Posted By Tommy
Re: Dear Newdawn

Best spambot right there
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Apr 2015, 07:07
Replies: 266
Views: 11,968
Posted By Tommy
Forum: General Discussions 14 Mar 2015, 04:04
Replies: 38
Views: 10,206
Posted By Tommy
Re: FA Fantasy League

Joined the league - Nostradamus United
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Mar 2015, 14:07
Replies: 21
Views: 4,099
Posted By Tommy
Re: Add Another Iniative (Stats-Mechanics)

It's definitely the case that in earlier iterations of the game, defenders fired first where the inits were the same. I'm in favour of a more variable design, and this sounds like an interesting idea...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Mar 2015, 16:21
Replies: 104
Views: 6,524
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 61 BB stats

I really kinda want that to be how the round goes now. You make it sound so appealing!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Mar 2015, 15:48
Replies: 104
Views: 6,524
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 61 BB stats

NoXiouS: I'm not arguing with you. I'm saying that if you give four races FR pods, then the universe is going to be full of FR, whether that's sane or not.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Mar 2015, 14:31
Replies: 104
Views: 6,524
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 61 BB stats

That's as may be, but if you give 4 out of 5 races viable FR roiding fleets then that's what people are going to build, whether they're good or not, because you can always cover some of the holes...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2015, 17:36
Replies: 61
Views: 4,119
Posted By Tommy
Re: r61 Changes?

I entirely agree that based on how the game played out last round, such changes wouldn't make a damned bit of difference in the overall results; I'm mostly curious about how it'll affect the early...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 9 Mar 2015, 15:29
Replies: 1
Views: 1,696
Posted By Tommy
RainbowS r61

Everyone else is doing it, so let's announce ourselves too!

RainbowS will be back for round 61. We're a fairly cheerful, easy-going alliance, but with a growing core after a merge last round we're...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2015, 14:00
Replies: 61
Views: 4,119
Posted By Tommy
Re: r61 Changes?

Personally, no. I look forward to seeing if people do, though!

To expand on that a bit: I think if you're sitting at #3, you wouldn't do it. If you're sitting at #10 with an active late starter in...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2015, 12:45
Replies: 61
Views: 4,119
Posted By Tommy
Re: r61 Changes?

First 300 ticks are gonna be the race for 11th, that'll be interesting.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Mar 2015, 12:11
Replies: 155
Views: 12,961
Posted By Tommy
Re: R61 predictions

While it generally upsets my sensibilities and commitment to reality to defend anything B-Butch3r says, RainbowS started the round with around 30 members in tag and had 38 by the time we decided to...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 3 Mar 2015, 00:54
Replies: 32
Views: 6,281
Posted By Tommy
Re: p3nguins Round 61

GL Assman and co!
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 3 Mar 2015, 00:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,575
Posted By Tommy
Re: Faceless r61

GL FL! Good round last time out, excited to see how you do with a fuller tag.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 3 Mar 2015, 00:03
Replies: 26
Views: 3,090
Posted By Tommy
Re: Rogues round 61

GL Rogues, have a shiny round!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Feb 2015, 17:44
Replies: 127
Views: 8,107
Posted By Tommy
Re: R61 Changes

Nobody wants to play... that.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Nov 2014, 02:16
Replies: 41
Views: 8,091
Posted By Tommy
Re: Limited jumpgates on alliances.

This is mind-boggling. Almost as if you're trying to find ways to make the game even less fun.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 14 Nov 2014, 04:14
Replies: 8
Views: 3,878
Posted By Tommy
Re: Rock r59

:)

Seriously though, what's with the duplicated posts lately? I refuse to call trolling when PATeam breaking the forums is a more likely possibility. Never attribute to malice, yadda yadda.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Nov 2014, 16:42
Replies: 340
Views: 96,039
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 59 gossip thread

"Politics" implies we care who wins or loses, which we never did, and frankly we're not big enough to affect things one way or the other. Rainbows asked us if we wanted to run some shared attacks, we...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Nov 2014, 02:26
Replies: 340
Views: 96,039
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 59 gossip thread

Given that high comedy is the point of these boards, I'll take that.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Nov 2014, 23:55
Replies: 340
Views: 96,039
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 59 gossip thread

Yeah, the cat's out of the bag. The mighty ROCK are hitting Ult too. A few words on that though:

Whatever people may think about whether Rainbows are a training alliance or not, ROCK really are....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2014, 18:53
Replies: 337
Views: 28,351
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Jan 2012, 14:02
Replies: 15
Views: 6,341
Posted By Tommy
Re: Payment for Scanners ?

Social, 100%. It's a game played almost exclusively by people who know each other, play with the same people round after round, and try their hardest to avoid actual war so as to not risk losing.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Dec 2011, 11:43
Replies: 271
Views: 42,653
Posted By Tommy
Re: R45 Stats Discussion

Hell, probably not. I'd have to do the maths to be sure though, and that's too much effort right now.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Dec 2011, 11:29
Replies: 271
Views: 42,653
Posted By Tommy
Re: R45 Stats Discussion

I never assumed it was hard to play - just that it's meant to be slightly more difficult to play well because you're supposedly relying on other people's failings to develop a solid fleet, and the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Dec 2011, 10:33
Replies: 271
Views: 42,653
Posted By Tommy
Re: R45 Stats Discussion

At least part of this has to be attributed to Zik being wtfbroken last round - if the actual stats are slightly more balanced, there's nothing wrong with adjusting the racial bonuses to make up for...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Dec 2011, 18:57
Replies: 157
Views: 30,007
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who will finish on top?

[09:41] <Hambones> exactly, no real purpose or reason and at the end of the day everyone has shit on em

PA in a nutshell.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Dec 2011, 13:49
Replies: 157
Views: 30,007
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who will finish on top?

Quoted for truth. If you don't want people defending against you, the least you can do is let them know first. It's not about looking for who to blame, it's about ensuring the best outcome for the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Dec 2011, 18:17
Replies: 157
Views: 30,007
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who will finish on top?

As far as I know, someone did - and we were told that we used them first, which was odd, because at the time we had precisely one member with SKs and he'd never launched them. Doesn't matter though,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Dec 2011, 11:51
Replies: 157
Views: 30,007
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who will finish on top?

It's certainly fair and reasonable, but if unprovoked SKs are to be taken as reason enough for hostilities, then it occurs to me that Rex should be having words with any TGV members that use them in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Dec 2011, 09:49
Replies: 157
Views: 30,007
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who will finish on top?

I'm generally not prone to getting involved in these discussions, due to not giving a toss about ND/CT in the slightest, but I will say this to RexDrax: this round has seen TGV p-target ROCK without...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 9 Dec 2011, 22:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,827
Posted By Tommy
Re: Conspiracy Theory R45

Good luck guys, try to rein in Baddars' fleet!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Dec 2011, 18:11
Replies: 157
Views: 30,007
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who will finish on top?

mz, for not playing.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Oct 2009, 04:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,194
Posted By Tommy
Re: The British National party and the BBC

It's misleading to suggest that any tangible rise in BNP support will be down to exposure on the BBC. Their meteoric rise to mediocrity is the fault not of the BBC, but of the current government and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Oct 2009, 04:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By Tommy
Re: Improve Attack Page

The more of these things we fix in-game, the more new alliances will actually be able to compete. Established alliances may not use the attack page, but it should still be up to scratch so others...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Oct 2009, 03:20
Replies: 46
Views: 5,223
Posted By Tommy
Re: Flame

Says the guy who kicked me a week and a half into the round for having a real life!

Good luck with Flame though. It sounds like my kind of group, except I'm even less inclined to play than most.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Oct 2009, 18:21
Replies: 34
Views: 6,047
Posted By Tommy
Re: Old Bones

Don't kid yourself, it's not.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2009, 18:15
Replies: 34
Views: 3,715
Posted By Tommy
Re: Is round 33 over?

It's fair to say that yes, it's over now, unless Asc do what Apprime did and crash fleets for no reason until the end of the round - and even then they'd be hard pushed to lose #1. This is always...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Sep 2009, 14:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tommy
Re: Scans on in-game Alliance Defence Page.

Specifically, if your ally has a scan saved for one planet, then that planet exiles/gets deleted and another takes its place, then if the new planet attacks your ally the scan linked on the defence...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Sep 2009, 13:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tommy
Re: Scans on in-game Alliance Defence Page.

While we're on it, can we fix the scan linking so that scans are attached to calls by planet id rather than coords? Seeing Cat AUs linked to an Etd planet that's since taken its place is just silly.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 30 Aug 2009, 18:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By Tommy
Re: Dogs R33 + 34

It's going to take a good 20 years to fill a tag at this rate. I salute your long-term planning.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 22 Aug 2009, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tommy
Re: #tof

Every time bit posts something, I try to imagine what else has been said in his imaginary world for his posts to make sense.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Aug 2009, 00:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Tommy
Re: Run like the french

Anything that encourages the MH to use more common sense and less irrational political correctness is probably a good thing though!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Aug 2009, 00:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tommy
Re: Hidden Agenda's position in the Universe

I don't think Nafferton's even a real place.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Aug 2009, 17:20
Replies: 25
Views: 3,065
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 33 Roundname

Lost Time because it's the most apt description, and Art of Diplomacy because I can't get my head around the fact that someone thought it was relevant to PA.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Aug 2009, 23:07
Replies: 56
Views: 4,925
Posted By Tommy
Re: ND pollitics

I didn't say I worked the whole round like that - things were generally good, except for that one week. Every night between 3 and 5 August I took over from Nacho when he had to go, and every night...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Aug 2009, 22:09
Replies: 56
Views: 4,925
Posted By Tommy
Re: ND pollitics

Everything m0rpheus said is largely bollocks. Some actual defence in the first week of August would have won us the round, as those 2 or 3 of us that did bother to defend can attest. In terms of...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Aug 2009, 00:57
Replies: 24
Views: 3,443
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who We Were R32

You are: Harry Tuttle (6:3:5) Zik (Clear)
Size: 329 1048
Value: 1,415,877 715
Score: 1,956,537 746
XP: 9,011 725

Got a job right as the round started that doomed my efforts to care about...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Aug 2009, 04:10
Replies: 31
Views: 10,448
Posted By Tommy
Re: Mobile interface

Indeed. I use the text-only skin for playing on my phone, but still have to download all the images on the login pages. Those two pages account for about 90% of any PA session.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Aug 2009, 16:14
Replies: 72
Views: 7,936
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jul 2009, 09:52
Replies: 37
Views: 2,502
Posted By Tommy
Re: Substract XP for hitting smaller targets

The only way less interest could be shown would be for me to buy the game, which I'm damn well not going to do. But if I did, I'd totally let it die a slow and agonising death.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2009, 05:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tommy
Re: Vac Mode

I'm sure I'm supposed to care or something, but I don't even know where you are.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jul 2009, 05:19
Replies: 299
Views: 24,144
Posted By Tommy
Re: Apprime

Never thought I'd see the day when Cardi's ally was considered the lesser of 3 evils!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jul 2009, 04:15
Replies: 299
Views: 24,144
Posted By Tommy
Re: Apprime

I read the entire post, I just don't care about the round. Wish can do what he wants as far as I'm concerned, my only purpose is to 3-fleet zik def every night. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jul 2009, 00:01
Replies: 299
Views: 24,144
Posted By Tommy
Re: Apprime

**** yes I do, that ****ing Wishmaster.

Wait, what did he do again?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jul 2009, 23:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By Tommy
Re: Using unique constraints

(I think you'll find I've just been proved correct)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jul 2009, 23:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By Tommy
Re: Using unique constraints

(Still a bit odd)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jul 2009, 12:25
Replies: 156
Views: 16,231
Posted By Tommy
Re: No drama?

Might wanna ask SantaCruz about that - he finished #1 despite crashing more in one tick than most people managed in the entire round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jul 2009, 13:57
Replies: 156
Views: 16,231
Posted By Tommy
Re: No drama?

Or at least stop building them before protection ends, and only if you have a specific need for maximum research speed.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jun 2009, 15:53
Replies: 33
Views: 3,572
Posted By Tommy
Re: MP's Expenses (UK politics)

You know I so would.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jun 2009, 00:47
Replies: 33
Views: 3,572
Posted By Tommy
Re: MP's Expenses (UK politics)

I'm a little confused about your point here. I'm not actually denying anything you're saying, just pointing out the bias in the newspaper coverage so far. All parties are equally guilty in using a...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jun 2009, 22:13
Replies: 33
Views: 3,572
Posted By Tommy
Re: MP's Expenses (UK politics)

That's as may be, but members from all sides abused the system equally. The coverage has been 90% Labour abuses, 10% everyone else, and no mention has been made of who instituted the system, just...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 23 Jun 2009, 15:33
Replies: 20
Views: 4,148
Posted By Tommy
Re: ROCK r32

Who knows, who knows. I'd scroll up to find out but I think I've been kicked from .private by now.

PS. Good luck guys.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Jun 2009, 15:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Tommy
Re: Problems with the login question

Agreed, but it's still not a massive problem once you realise it always happens.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jun 2009, 23:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Tommy
Re: Problems with the login question

But after a while you get used to always hitting reload image before you enter it, so all is good.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jun 2009, 18:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Tommy
Re: Problems with the login question

There is a problem, it's been recurrent since sometime last round, and the cure is just to click the reload image link first. It's something that needs sorting out, but it's not a game-killer.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Jun 2009, 17:29
Replies: 131
Views: 10,381
Posted By Tommy
Re: Should SKs be changed for R32?

More SKs mean people will need to pay attention to how attractive their planet looks to attackers, which means we're bringing a long-since dead aspect of PA's strategy back to the game.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jun 2009, 13:15
Replies: 160
Views: 16,610
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 32 Predictions?

It'd only be cheating if Munin had a planet, in which case it'd be doubly cheating!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Jun 2009, 22:14
Replies: 131
Views: 10,381
Posted By Tommy
Re: Should SKs be changed for R32?

If you use them in every attack, you'll land a lot fewer risky landings, because they'll just keep dying and.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Jun 2009, 22:07
Replies: 33
Views: 3,572
Posted By Tommy
Re: MP's Expenses (UK politics)

Let's not forget, this isn't actually news. It's long been known that MPs, like most people in any sort of institutional or corporate environment, claim just about anything they can on expenses. ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Jun 2009, 21:48
Replies: 160
Views: 16,610
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 32 Predictions?

Maybe they plan on recruiting the Liths!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2009, 21:55
Replies: 35
Views: 2,682
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 32 Roundname

Let's not beat around the bush, "Bloodied Placenta" would be far more apt.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jun 2009, 16:41
Replies: 57
Views: 4,074
Posted By Tommy
Re: Planetarion Banner

I'm getting the feeling you need to be somewhere in the middle. MrLobster's is flashy but doesn't say too much, and yours says what you want it to but looks almost cartoonish. The round, bold,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jun 2009, 21:57
Replies: 35
Views: 2,682
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 32 Roundname

I like The Invisible Enemy, because PA is very much like an STD.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jun 2009, 01:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By Tommy
Re: #Violent_Realm

Or do it themselves, as the code is publically available!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Jun 2009, 03:40
Replies: 27
Views: 2,648
Posted By Tommy
Re: Hey Look This Was Me! Round 31

Not going to post my stats because they don't quite tell the story of the round, just the last day of it.

Fun overall, but only because DLR took the fight to us and my galaxy was a nice (if quiet)...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jun 2009, 03:28
Replies: 36
Views: 4,952
Posted By Tommy
Re: Insomnia - The Farewell

Would have been 4th highest if it hadn't been for my gracious donation of 4M value to Cortana on the last day. :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jun 2009, 03:26
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 31: Final Analysis

Woah, that really threw me for a moment.

I personally enjoyed playing with some top-class players again in a group that I never thought would bother getting back together for one of these games. ...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2009, 11:14
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

They're also a safe vote, as they'll never be in power so you'll never have to worry about whether your belief in them is justified. Their actual policies make a lot less sense than any mainstream...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2009, 00:45
Replies: 42
Views: 4,034
Posted By Tommy
Re: Goodbye GD!

I'd been trying to place that face. Thanks!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jun 2009, 00:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By Tommy
Re: SPOOOOOON Announcement

If anyone noticed my little accident today by the way, our gal banner explains it all. I, for one, plan to still fight on, albeit by demoralising our enemies with witty banter and biting comments...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jun 2009, 18:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By Tommy
Re: Charile Brooker's Screenwipe

No idea then, although Ron White is the epitome of white trash wino if you watch his act.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jun 2009, 18:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By Tommy
Re: Charile Brooker's Screenwipe

is it this guy? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_White)
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jun 2009, 18:05
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

It's a mix of both, although I agree the media has made things a lot worse. That's always the case though, not just with the BNP but with every political situation. I read through the Mirror's...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jun 2009, 17:57
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

Well, your scale makes assumptions about where the actual Gestapo would rate on there as well. I'm not saying that the BNP would go straight in and institute the actual Gestapo, but they'd be...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jun 2009, 17:52
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

My blinkered view? That came directly from their website mate. I didn't even offer an opinion on it, just quoted their policy, as seen here (http://bnp.org.uk/policies/law-and-order/).
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jun 2009, 17:42
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

A release from the shackles of personal rights and the use of corporal punishment for petty crime sounds pretty much exactly like the situation Gate described.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jun 2009, 23:11
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

Course it does, but I don't have to accept it.

Edit: your post also acts as a rebuttal for the BNP's entire raison d'etre. It's not a fair world, but they claim to want to create one (at least if...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jun 2009, 23:02
Replies: 72
Views: 7,004
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 32 Changes

Can I recommend working this stuff out alongside stats, rather than just implementing it because it seemed like a good idea at the time?
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jun 2009, 23:00
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

I'm a humanist, and frankly it's bullshit wherever it happens. I don't agree with Arab racism any more than I agree with English racism, and arguing with straw men is generally a waste of time.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jun 2009, 22:11
Replies: 298
Views: 33,270
Posted By Tommy
Re: The BNP

****in' sigh.

Here's a further quote from the BNP's immigration policy page (copy/pasted verbatim from http://bnp.org.uk/policies/immigration/) :



I'm sorry, but what the hell does is this...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jun 2009, 16:35
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By Tommy
Re: New IRC client

One minor annoyance, although it's mainly the browser's fault - in Chrome you can't see a good chunk of what you're typing because the connection causes a permanent floating status bar at the bottom....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jun 2009, 09:06
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By Tommy
Re: SPOOOOOON Announcement

It was expected - what was amusing was that they originally asked for Rock to join in as well. 300 planets vs. 35 for the win!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jun 2009, 08:38
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By Tommy
Re: SPOOOOOON Announcement

I may edit the thread name to that.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jun 2009, 08:30
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By Tommy
Re: SPOOOOOON Announcement

Perhaps, but it was done only because we were late in making this announcement, and with the knowledge that it would end shortly after said announcement.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jun 2009, 08:29
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By Tommy
Re: SPOOOOOON Announcement

That's as may be, but it's a tactic we avoided earlier on because we xVx already proved they'll take any opportunity and any reason to break a NAP, and if it had been the other way round you'd be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jun 2009, 02:41
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By Tommy
SPOOOOOON Announcement

Good morning ladies and gents.

It has come to my attention that some less genial corners of the Planetarion community have been voicing grumbles about the general lack of enjoyment to be had this...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Jun 2009, 18:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tommy
Re: Encouraging people to make more diverse fleets

Silence, Mek. Single targetting takes away a lot of the actual thought that goes into stats and fleet composition - if you've got one ship that targets one other ship, decisions about which ship is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jun 2009, 13:20
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

If I wrote my undergrad essays like that I'd give up on my degree there and then.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2009, 11:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tommy
Re: Land Lord problems

As Vulgar said, they can't do anything without 24 hours' notice - I used to have the same issue with my landlords, as their son lived in the house too and he generally 'forgot' to let us know that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Jun 2009, 00:15
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By Tommy
Re: what happened to pbot?

I remember a snow, better half of Jas.. that's going back a bit now. He vaguely struck me as a codefreak, could've been the same guy.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 May 2009, 02:42
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

Well since we're arguing about it.

When I said we couldn't give a toss about killing Ascendancy, that was entirely true going into the round. We came into the round as a group that had played as...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2009, 16:32
Replies: 49
Views: 3,582
Posted By Tommy
Re: Relay scripts and more such nonsense

To pick up on something Phil^ said in that thread, incidentally - if a login system works by comparing the hash of a given password to a stored hash (as many indeed do), you don't need to reverse it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2009, 13:55
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

We've had non-stop DLR incs for 48 hours straight. I've never had so much fun.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2009, 13:51
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

As the only independent BG that played because we were already BG size and didn't give a toss about Asc, I think we've actually enjoyed the shitfest. :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 May 2009, 23:08
Replies: 67
Views: 5,546
Posted By Tommy
Re: A plea to the developers of PA

An actual competent, dedicated stats team isn't a bad idea - the problem is finding people willing to be in charge of the thing. Stats are the cause of such contention that nobody wants the hassle...
Forum: General Discussions 28 May 2009, 14:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By Tommy
Re: My Dilema

Legible, yes. Comprehensive? No.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 May 2009, 02:41
Replies: 24
Views: 2,084
Posted By Tommy
Re: Tides of Fire walks

If this is a spambot, it's the most.. relevant spambot I've ever seen.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 May 2009, 19:35
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

And at the time we didn't have your coords, and the shared chan was dead for the night so nobody gave me intel on the planet. Someone answered me after landing, hence the apology - until then you...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 May 2009, 19:32
Replies: 49
Views: 3,582
Posted By Tommy
Re: Relay scripts and more such nonsense

Most IRCds won't log messages anyway - it's generally considered unethical to do so. I've not looked at the NG IRCd, but I'd be surprised if it actually did log traffic beyond connections and such. ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 19:12
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

That's theking's fault. He likes his fences, he does. I'm sitting here, trying to rile people up and start wars, and nobody cares. :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 May 2009, 19:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By Tommy
Re: Cardi brep predictions..........

http://game.planetarion.com/show_news.pl?id=sirx50bzts9a4uh

Fun times.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 19:01
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

I've never said we were friendly towards you, we were just remaining neutral in the Asc-hate - free to hit anyone if the need arose. We hit you when we felt like it, and you hit us when you felt...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 15:04
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

Accidental NAP breaks happen all the time. If you want a prize for the most stupid launches without checking coords, it'd go to Ascendancy r30, and there's a not a person who was in the shared chan...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 13:55
Replies: 49
Views: 3,582
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

I have a feeling there was a way, but it's so long since I've played with mIRC scripting I honestly couldn't tell you.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 13:30
Replies: 49
Views: 3,582
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

I vaguely remember telling you what those 7 characters were. :D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 12:29
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

Yeah, that too. We've got theking doing politics, what do you expect? :salute:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 12:25
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

Really? It seems there's still a fair few alliances out there that we have no agreements with at this stage. Never mind the fact that the one interesting night I've had so far was when xVx actually...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 01:47
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

If you'd be willing to actually talk like Alan Rickman on vent or something once in a while I'd probably pay considerably more.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 May 2009, 01:45
Replies: 302
Views: 31,319
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx - statement

We're having fun damn it. This whole farcical round has been about playing for fun - let's face it, with the stats and the people involved it was hardly going to be a strategic masterpiece. Any BG...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2009, 20:40
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

I had a dream about PA last night, and JBG sounded just like Alan Rickman. As unlikely as this is, I find the idea soothing.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2009, 17:42
Replies: 49
Views: 3,582
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

In some godawful round of ******** (fill in the blanks) we had a relay from all of Hydra's channels via a channel on a completely different server. Kenny relayed stuff to there, and I relayed it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2009, 23:31
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

I know you do, it was just mildly amusing how people started picking up on it. :P
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2009, 23:10
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

Wow, and you talk about me taking things seriously. :( The disclaimer was mocking Light's disclaimer requirement - I don't care how you choose to take my posts.

I also don't care how you play the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2009, 22:06
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

It doesn't occur to any of you that the win is absolutely meaningless if one alliance has to kick members to give the technical #1 spot to another alliance just to honour an agreement? Hell, when it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2009, 22:03
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

From an ally point of view, we had sod all Asc incs early on, and were growing considerably faster than you were, mostly off your roids. The numbers weren't there to actually stop Asc's growth until...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2009, 16:51
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

The idea that the BGs did nothing to Asc is seriously undermined by the roids we constantly took from you. For a week or two, we were landing on you pretty damn regularly. The difference xVx made...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2009, 15:02
Replies: 30
Views: 3,042
Posted By Tommy
Re: Ascendancy Recruitment Policy (ARP!)

I'd make a thread about SPOOOOOON's recruitment policy, but there isn't one. We're just a totalitarian state with a hint of anarchy and a firm love of cutlery.

There's too much hate abounding...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2009, 14:54
Replies: 188
Views: 16,556
Posted By Tommy
Re: xVx naps Ascendancy

It's all fun, and at the same time it's all horribly predictable PA politics. There's a lot of misinformation going round about why the BGs are playing as they are, and who's done what this round,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 May 2009, 19:33
Replies: 36
Views: 3,305
Posted By Tommy
Re: HellKicker

There are at least two.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 May 2009, 11:12
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By Tommy
Re: This round from a noobs point of view

Now now, everyone knows that's Gate's fault.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2009, 11:09
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I resent the implication that shipjumpers can be called 'fans'. True fans stick by their team.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2009, 08:55
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I giggled, because Liverpool fans always make me giggle.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2009, 20:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Tommy
Re: Prelaunch LT info

As Mz said, the information in the dropbox is contradictory and frankly useless. If you add the launch tick in the dropbox and your ETA, it'll never match, because your fleet is ETA-1 at the point...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2009, 17:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Tommy
Re: Prelaunch LT info

To be fair, given that it tells you when it'll land after you click, and the whole prelaunch setup overcomplicates things anyway, why not just include this info in the game? It's there for...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 17:38
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 14:37
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I think I may have missed a few days, is all. We're arguing about different time periods, but the difference is a matter of a few days. I've not been worrying too much about PA this week anyway, so...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 14:32
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

That's the thing. The coordinated incs have almost entirely been from 3 or 4 BGs max, until 3 days ago when xVx and VGN got involved too. While there have been more block members than just those,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 14:25
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I hadn't really noticed a week of organisation, just the past 3 days or so. I can't be arsed to check logs, but since Wish is arguing against me, I'll shush. :( Pretty sure we had heavy xVx incs 4...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 14:00
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I've been going after Orbit, whatchoo talkin' about?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 13:50
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I dunno, I've been pretty spaced out since yesterday. On painkillers and antibiotics for acute tonsillitis atm. Perceived time travel is a distinct possibility.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 13:45
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

10:4 were causing trouble for everyone and got left out until the efforts of the last few nights. And we did piggy each other, quite a fair bit. On several occasions, block allies ended up piggying...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 13:38
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

Until 3 days ago, they weren't factual accuracies. You were still hit by block members, but not in any coordinated fashion, and that's the big difference. If we'd been hitting you all round like...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2009, 13:16
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

Asc having uncoordinated incs from random galraids isn't the same as Asc having coordinated incs from everyone at once. You can quote inc stats all you want, but the truth remains that while there...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 May 2009, 23:29
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I reckon the current state of politics is actually about as good as could be hoped for this round, given the pre-round tensions.

Here's how things have been panning out:

-Ascendancy have been...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2009, 11:26
Replies: 81
Views: 8,688
Posted By Tommy
Re: Anti Asc Allstars?

This is indeed pretty fun, and for that matter quite pretty.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 May 2009, 11:19
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

Anything that goes wrong can be blamed to some extent on theking, including that.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 May 2009, 00:38
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

TOOT THE SUPPORT TAG ATTENTION Fri, 15 May 21:28
i am presenting you with the change to merge your mediocre meh ally with the almighty TOOT THE SUPPORT TAG. you have 24 hours to respond.

-...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 May 2009, 19:08
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

That's more or less what's happening, yeah.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 May 2009, 18:35
Replies: 128
Views: 6,803
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2009, 19:07
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

You CAN always say no. I'm not sure it'll do any good for anyone, but it can't be any worse than recruiting to the win.
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2009, 18:17
Replies: 42
Views: 2,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: The (sad) future of cricket

The one thing I'll say now (because I don't have time to get into a rant about cricket) is that actually, a lot of the struggling football clubs have incredibly rich owners nowadays (moreso than the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 May 2009, 18:07
Replies: 79
Views: 14,764
Posted By Tommy
Re: Planetarion redesign update

Holy shit guys, you're actually making it look.. good.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2009, 18:05
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

That's a matter of semantics. There may not have been any official agreements on either side, but for the first few hundred ticks Asc and xVx stayed away from each other and quite often hit the same...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 May 2009, 01:03
Replies: 52
Views: 5,670
Posted By Tommy
Re: Alliance Defense Page

I know, but my post actually demanded a reply from Apocco :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2009, 17:09
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

That post makes so little sense in the real world, but it's fun if I suspend disbelief for a while.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 May 2009, 16:28
Replies: 52
Views: 5,670
Posted By Tommy
Re: Alliance Defense Page

Typical, I report an actual bug, and the thread dies. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2009, 15:57
Replies: 407
Views: 33,338
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 tick 450 | Current state of politics

I roided Rabba, but more out of love than war.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 May 2009, 02:53
Replies: 52
Views: 5,670
Posted By Tommy
Re: Alliance Defense Page

While we're at it, can I ask: are scans shown on the ally def page meant to be linked to incs by coords instead of planet ID? I only ask because it's somewhat disconcerting clicking on the link to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 May 2009, 02:01
Replies: 547
Views: 46,966
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 shipstats

Well yeah, I figured there had to be good reasons for you actually using the bastard lovechild race for once, and the absolute overpowering is as good a reason as any.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2009, 01:58
Replies: 101
Views: 6,543
Posted By Tommy
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

I think I've got one or two, and I'm not even Asc :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 May 2009, 20:15
Replies: 128
Views: 6,803
Posted By Tommy
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

I know it wasn't. I'm not saying it ever is - I'm just saying the calcs you used proved nothing about salvage and everything about the state of these stats. I do actually think salvage is a little...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2009, 18:06
Replies: 81
Views: 8,688
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2009, 18:03
Replies: 152
Views: 10,360
Posted By Tommy
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

That'd be a pretty short-lived cluster alliance.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 May 2009, 18:00
Replies: 128
Views: 6,803
Posted By Tommy
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

I never said the stats didn't need revamping. I think they're pretty laughable, if we're honest. :up:

Anyway, as Heartless said, sometimes the right ships aren't offered. You're talking as if...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 May 2009, 04:51
Replies: 128
Views: 6,803
Posted By Tommy
Re: Why changing salvage sucked ass and please change it back next round

You'd think so, but then Spaceminers proved otherwise. They had a random element system based on a 'luck' factor which increased or decreased depending on what you did with your fleet, and one round...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 May 2009, 03:05
Replies: 547
Views: 46,966
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 shipstats

Yeah, although "starve their income with mass waves" has always been the way to bring big caths down. I'm just curious about whether we'll see it happen this round, given the sheer number of big...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2009, 17:24
Replies: 101
Views: 6,543
Posted By Tommy
Re: OOGOOA defence / support planets

Have fun there, but since there's sod all NAPs between the smaller alliances and more hostiles flying at each other than at Asc lately, I wouldn't go so far as to call it a block. There's basic...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 May 2009, 16:19
Replies: 21
Views: 2,522
Posted By Tommy
Re: Planetarion Speed Rounds

And by basic I mean you still have to build stuff and steal stuff from other people and not have your stuff stolen by them.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 May 2009, 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2,522
Posted By Tommy
Re: Planetarion Speed Rounds

This. No matter how much you intend your game to be played a certain way, people will still just build a ton of cr/bs in the speedgame and not even try to play how they would in the real game. ...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 May 2009, 16:11
Replies: 32
Views: 3,139
Posted By Tommy
Re: Wtf is going on???

To give Rocky his dues, he's pure scanner too. I think he's launched two attacks all round.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 May 2009, 05:45
Replies: 547
Views: 46,966
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 shipstats

This is going to be a strange round, in that there's not going to be the firepower around to take down all the big caths before the round ends.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2009, 05:04
Replies: 152
Views: 10,360
Posted By Tommy
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

Yeah, I'm aware. I've just seen quotes from a few people in Ascendancy laughing at the state of the round and placing the blame at the feet of the BGs - in this thread and elsewhere.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 May 2009, 01:11
Replies: 21
Views: 2,522
Posted By Tommy
Re: Planetarion Speed Rounds

This. No matter how much you intend your stats to be played a certain way, people will still just build a ton of cr/bs in the speedgame and not even try to play how they would in the real game. ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2009, 00:58
Replies: 152
Views: 10,360
Posted By Tommy
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

But I'm having a lot more fun this round than last!

Quick thought to throw into the mix: where was it said that an alliance has to have something in the region of 100 people? Ascendancy and xVx...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 May 2009, 01:57
Replies: 547
Views: 46,966
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 shipstats

It took 33 rounds of PA to figure that one out?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 May 2009, 00:43
Replies: 152
Views: 10,360
Posted By Tommy
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

Sounds about right.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 May 2009, 00:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,889
Posted By Tommy
Re: Update on the 1st of May

Not even inoffensive Java apps?
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2009, 00:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By Tommy
Re: Hatton's downfall.

In both his last fights he's been up against fitter, stronger opponents who've focused on actually winning rather than hyperbole. He's been woefully under-prepared, and each time it ruined any...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 May 2009, 00:16
Replies: 152
Views: 10,360
Posted By Tommy
Re: Ascendancy, the future?

I suspect the only actual goal is to piss off enough people that someone in the PA community will find some balls again and challenge them.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Apr 2009, 16:45
Replies: 15
Views: 3,448
Posted By Tommy
Re: Understanding Formulae / Xan Tickplan

Just hover over cells with red dots in them - or at least, that's how it worked in OO.o.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Apr 2009, 08:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Tommy
Re: initiative

There are pros to having unique initatives, but they shouldn't be set in stone based on race- and class-based rules, as that does make creating a balanced set of stats impossible. Doing away with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2009, 23:47
Replies: 84
Views: 14,855
Posted By Tommy
Re: round 31 predictions

Ah, that's a point. That's another BG that's keeping low then. I swear, every time I look at the forums there's another one emerging.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2009, 20:05
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

I bloody well hope so - I'd fear for your safety in the outside world if you weren't just taking the piss.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2009, 20:04
Replies: 84
Views: 14,855
Posted By Tommy
Re: round 31 predictions

Also, what the hell is "to be named BG" ? :D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2009, 14:25
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

Could you explain this to CBA please? We've been trying, but with little success.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2009, 10:34
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

I wouldn't say it's got nothing to do with rediscovering fun - a lot of the people I'm playing with in the coming round are people I've played several rounds with in 2 other games. I'm playing with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2009, 10:14
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

I know of a couple of smaller allys / larger BGs that are playing because they want a fun round. There's not nearly as much animosity towards the big allies as suggested, people are just trying to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Apr 2009, 19:18
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Apr 2009, 19:03
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

Now that's all we wanted to hear. Hooray for Pete, a team member that actually listens!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Apr 2009, 19:01
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

There are better ways to play the game than to gangbang one alliance into the ground for 7 weeks. Hell, there are better ways to win than to do that. Any alliance that chooses to run as tight a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Apr 2009, 16:21
Replies: 28
Views: 2,752
Posted By Tommy
Re: Marketing

PA is the sort of game that genuinely only appeals to those who have either been playing it for years or know people who have. If it was to start up now, looking and playing as it currently does,...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 17 Apr 2009, 15:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,635
Posted By Tommy
Re: Bonus - Paid Account

Is it worth suggesting, on that note, that it's made a tad clearer that the new round is being played under a different subdomain? Or even, shudder the thought, moving it to the game subdomain? :P
Forum: Strategic Discussions 17 Apr 2009, 12:00
Replies: 547
Views: 46,966
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 shipstats

The problem with Ter FR last round (and probably this round as well) was that while it made for a great defensive fleet (ships that are pretty much impossible to kill tend to be a pain in the ass to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Apr 2009, 00:18
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

Several people have offered and indeed done so - this thread has 2 or 3 sample portals in it that knock the stuffing out of the current design. The people designing them are being ignored.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 21:25
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

This is a good point - compared with some of its offshoots, PA now looks like a poor imitation.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 20:47
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

That's fair enough. I know why I'm playing with Saints though, and that's because it'll make for a fun round. I can play somewhere that's going for the win some other time.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 16:31
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

No idea. I know why one BG/mini-ally is playing, and that's because we've played together before elsewhere. Beyond that, I suspect everyone wants to do the DLR thang.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 15:18
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

It's all a silly conversation anyway - nobody expects sites to look decent in IE6 as it is.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 14:53
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

Yeah, but it's still a dirty hack to support a dying browser. A few years ago it might've been worth the trouble, but nowadays it's simply not economical to support IE6 at all.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 14:42
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

Yeah, PNGs do display in IE6, but alpha channels aren't supported, meaning you lose neat transparency blending.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 14:34
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

Somewhere out there there probably is, but I can guarantee with a 100% certainty that they're not the sort of person that wants to play a browser-based strategy game. Drop IE6 support, you'll find...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 14:28
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

Vast majority of that will be corporate, and anyone that plans to play a game from work on an ancient browser will expect to have to use a text-only skin to avoid problems, as a huge number of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 14:20
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

I'd be shocked to find anyone playing in IE6 that didn't use a text-only skin anyway. Considering IE is now up to v8, and IE6 is simply not found in home setups anymore (unless kept for a specific...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 14:17
Replies: 102
Views: 12,212
Posted By Tommy
Re: New Portal & Skins

It's one thing to 'like' the way things are - it's another to actually realise that you're competing with games that look as good as the design MrLobster's proposing. The new portal design already...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Apr 2009, 18:50
Replies: 34
Views: 2,839
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 31 Roundname

It's got a Reggae feel to it!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Apr 2009, 18:44
Replies: 34
Views: 2,839
Posted By Tommy
Re: Round 31 Roundname

Renaissance!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Apr 2009, 18:09
Replies: 43
Views: 3,020
Posted By Tommy
Re: Me, myself and Remy(A lovesong for stupidity)

Most people are.

Apparently anti-Semitism has become one of those memes that escapes 4chan and leaks into the wider internet. It's the new thing all the cool kids are doing. As much as Crowly's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Apr 2009, 17:40
Replies: 94
Views: 7,996
Posted By Tommy
Re: AD mods

For all the talk of implied bias, every post lokken seems to make lately appears to be a "please, Ascendancy, shut the hell up and let the other guys speak"-post. If I wasn't regularly reminded by...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Apr 2009, 01:59
Replies: 46
Views: 9,188
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who we were r30

Hah, I'd totally forgotten about that one.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Apr 2009, 09:49
Replies: 547
Views: 46,966
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 shipstats

The what?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Apr 2009, 01:10
Replies: 32
Views: 5,439
Posted By Tommy
Re: Improved Ingame Alliance Tools

Aha - I don't think I was even a forum regular that far back. ;)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Apr 2009, 01:04
Replies: 32
Views: 5,439
Posted By Tommy
Re: Improved Ingame Alliance Tools

Ok, now you're just screwing with me. I've gotta try this myself.

Edit: I'll have you know, fixing bugs while we're not looking is just screwy. I admit it may not have been you who fixed it, but...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Apr 2009, 00:45
Replies: 32
Views: 5,439
Posted By Tommy
Re: Improved Ingame Alliance Tools

This really doesn't work, although I can understand that it should. The intel system requires a valid, existing alliance to be set - null just gives the "You have to set an alliance" error. This is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Apr 2009, 23:22
Replies: 43
Views: 3,495
Posted By Tommy
Re: I got it wrong!!!

Given that nobody had a particular lead with about two weeks to go, and Asc only pulled away once they'd won the war and everyone else had given up caring about a 10-week round, the actual final...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Apr 2009, 05:20
Replies: 172
Views: 16,621
Posted By Tommy
Re: Congratulations Ascendancy

I don't think anything's centred around me, and I've not had a single good crash on me all round. I do believe that salvage needs reducing, because at current levels it makes defending a little too...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Apr 2009, 05:05
Replies: 172
Views: 16,621
Posted By Tommy
Re: Congratulations Ascendancy

If nobody crashed on Asc, they would've had to do more attacking to actually build and maintain a lead. They didn't create the situation, they just benefited from it. I'm not implying that other...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 6 Apr 2009, 01:26
Replies: 46
Views: 9,188
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who we were r30

Battle report of the round. :D



I have no comment to make on any of this, other than the sex was good.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 6 Apr 2009, 00:44
Replies: 38
Views: 4,822
Posted By Tommy
Re: ToF Returns For R31

Good luck ToF, it's been good working with you guys this round. Have a great round!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Apr 2009, 00:39
Replies: 172
Views: 16,621
Posted By Tommy
Re: Congratulations Ascendancy

The sad thing here is that you're suggesting Asc are in favour of attacking salvage because there's something intrinsic to the game that rewards them more than other alliances. This, unfortunately...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 15:02
Replies: 95
Views: 14,977
Posted By Tommy
Re: Worst Person to be ingal EVER!!!

Hah, WuMing and his prepicks, good times. You're making me miss ********.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 14:22
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By Tommy
Re: Disgusting ways

You'd be surprised - I've got plans for the next couple of rounds, and none of them include Asc.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 02:53
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By Tommy
Re: Disgusting ways

The best one I saw this round, though I'll be buggered if I'll ever find it now, was a single solo attacker, and defending fleets along these lines:

DON'T YOU
THINK THAT'S
A LITTLE OPTIMISTIC...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 00:40
Replies: 10
Views: 4,881
Posted By Tommy
Re: Top 100 scanners

Fine, next round I'm going 150 amps and no ships. :D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 00:22
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By Tommy
Re: Disgusting ways

I personally prefer this one: http://game.planetarion.com/showscan.pl?scan_id=1ikc91x4qtz9hur
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 00:09
Replies: 10
Views: 4,881
Posted By Tommy
Re: Top 100 scanners

Can't see the point in 150 amps - the only things you can't scan with 149 are people with 150 dists, and that'd leave them a bit short on factories. :D
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Apr 2009, 22:21
Replies: 46
Views: 9,188
Posted By Tommy
Re: Who we were r30

I donated salvage to OlaTa, and he loved it.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Apr 2009, 16:03
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

People suicide on the top players at the end of every round, and every round they get stripped from the records. What makes this round different is that a mass attack hit one of them, but it was...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Apr 2009, 08:18
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

Except Kenny's fleet was nowhere near big enough to do so. Seriously, how is it that the same people who said that it's now ok to suicide as long as you're hirr are saying you're not allowed to do...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Apr 2009, 07:59
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

It was more a comment on the fact that Jungle is sitting here complaining about the salvage donations while defending both in order to take salvage for himself.

Kenny crashed on elviz largely...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Apr 2009, 03:51
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

Because we're helping hirr kill their remaining ships!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Apr 2009, 03:42
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

He's not stopped Asc from winning, he's just stolen the planet win (which in reality means nothing, as unlike alliance win it typically takes a bit more than a single lemming run to change who takes...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Apr 2009, 01:05
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

"Muh-Ziks-Put-Luk"
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 22:24
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

By the letter of the law, the attack should be struck from the record, but because it was a lemming run, it won't be.

And apparently quick reply is anything but.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 19:29
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By Tommy
Re: Disgusting ways

This boggles the mind, but unfortunately hardly surprises me.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 19:24
Replies: 218
Views: 38,600
Posted By Tommy
Re: hirr politics

This explains what happened to Quug's CO/BS fleet.

And VenoX, I find it ridiculously unlikely that anyone in Asc actually suggested hirr lemming run on eksero. There's a difference between...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 15:37
Replies: 54
Views: 4,759
Posted By Tommy
Re: Arcade...

Meaning you get a high score by taking the longest (or specifically by leaving it running and going to sleep).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Apr 2009, 15:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Tommy
Re: Fake attack.

Given that just prelaunching saves your fleet, this makes no sense whatsoever. There's no need to actually send your fleet anywhere anymore.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 14:57
Replies: 433
Views: 125,734
Posted By Tommy
Re: R31 rumour thread

The irony is that you're saying that to mz.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 14:43
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tommy
Re: so. rollback or end round now?

Perhaps Martok is playing a different game to the rest of us?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 12:54
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By Tommy
Re: So Top Average Score then?

Oh shit yeah.

What was the point of this thread again?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 15:27
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tommy
Re: so. rollback or end round now?

Organise is perhaps the wrong word - more "get people online at some point during the same day".
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 15:25
Replies: 97
Views: 10,043
Posted By Tommy
Re: I got it right!!!

He's being honest though, JM. Rock hasn't suffered from working with Asc - we've had less incs than we would've had if we'd not been NAP'd, taken part in joint attacks that benefited both alliances,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 12:45
Replies: 57
Views: 5,559
Posted By Tommy
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

I honestly don't see the problem. It may not have been an intended feature when the new production system was introduced, but that doesn't mean it needs to be removed. The more the players learn...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 02:41
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By Tommy
Re: So Top Average Score then?

So you're just going to force them to employ you by sheer belligerence?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 02:10
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By Tommy
Re: So Top Average Score then?

I think we're all guilty, especially since I already knew they were one and the same (and was once in a galaxy with both at the same time!)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 02:05
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By Tommy
Re: So Top Average Score then?

asust3k, are you Kenny?
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 02:04
Replies: 54
Views: 4,759
Posted By Tommy
Re: Arcade...

...I'll stop trying to beat it then.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 02:01
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By Tommy
Re: So Top Average Score then?

You do know it's Kenny, right?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 01:34
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By Tommy
Re: So Top Average Score then?

I think that was a prophecy. Sounds likely enough, if nothing else.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 01:32
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tommy
Re: so. rollback or end round now?

I want to join in, but I'd have to exile first. :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 00:37
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tommy
Re: so. rollback or end round now?

I'm tempted to nail jam into my eyes, just to see if it's any different.

On a serious note, as much as I can understand the desire to continue the round to allow certain players to drop production...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 21:21
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Tommy
Re: Did you accept Nitz ?

It wasn't even interesting, and then we ended up NAP'ing Hydra anyway. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 20:18
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Tommy
Re: Did you accept Nitz ?

Almost as funny as the time Mav recruited Kenny as a spy in Rock, which resulted in nothing other than a relay from the Hydra server. GG Mav!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 19:18
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Tommy
Re: Synergy.

But none of them were done today!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 10:02
Replies: 172
Views: 16,621
Posted By Tommy
Re: Congratulations Ascendancy

Yeah, Asc would have had yet another alliance donate huge amounts of value in crashes. As it was, most of Rock's value has at some point or other been donated to Asc's enemies. If we were really in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 00:04
Replies: 172
Views: 16,621
Posted By Tommy
Re: Congratulations Ascendancy

Well, to clarify, at the start of the round Rock HC paid sod all attention to politics, and decided to work with Asc simply because it looked very much like nobody else would. The decision was taken...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 12 Mar 2009, 13:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tommy
Re: Thank You All

It's been entertaining attacking you - loving the crossdef. That's all I can say on the matter, other than don't leave, whoever you are!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Mar 2009, 11:14
Replies: 665
Views: 60,290
Posted By Tommy
Re: An open message to Planetarion

Compared with the politics that created the block in the first place, which went along the lines of "ohnoes, you can't let Asc win a third one, so everyone's gotta team up to take them down while we...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2009, 21:51
Replies: 188
Views: 15,990
Posted By Tommy
Re: Because of the long round!!

You have no idea how entertaining our galchan has been thanks to this. :D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2009, 07:27
Replies: 188
Views: 15,990
Posted By Tommy
Re: Because of the long round!!

Alright, I was forgetting the couple of gals we hit around tick 300 or so. Things have gone downhill from there, and you've certainly not had to worry about us in the last two weeks or so.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2009, 04:41
Replies: 188
Views: 15,990
Posted By Tommy
Re: Because of the long round!!

I just kill things. It's not like I mean to, my influence simply appears to drive people to suicide.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2009, 03:54
Replies: 188
Views: 15,990
Posted By Tommy
Re: Because of the long round!!

I can confirm that Rock has at no point targeted Omen at all, and right now we're struggling to find the activity to target F-Crew.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Feb 2009, 17:15
Replies: 95
Views: 14,977
Posted By Tommy
Re: Worst Person to be ingal EVER!!!

I'm sure you kicked a few others as well before you left. Either way, it was the most retarded thing I've ever seen a galmate do, so my comment stands.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Feb 2009, 11:59
Replies: 63
Views: 5,578
Posted By Tommy
Re: i'm done.

I just assumed it was Mikee's doing, unable to cope with the knowledge that his galaxy actually got rolled by Rock. That could be down to delusions of grandeur though.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Feb 2009, 11:42
Replies: 95
Views: 14,977
Posted By Tommy
Re: Worst Person to be ingal EVER!!!

This coming from Mr. Get-pissed-and-exile-everybody-because-he's-had-a-bad-day-at-the-office. :D
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