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Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Jun 2012, 21:11
Replies: 319
Views: 39,504
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Jagex - Ominously silent

I'm baffled that you guys put so much effort in to moaning about what you "deserve" on these forums when it's so easy for you to just pick up the phone and actually make yourselves heard (the wonders...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Dec 2011, 01:33
Replies: 19
Views: 5,905
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Warning to ALL Allainces

If you rate people based on highest planet rank you're seriously over-estimating 90% of the morons here (not even mentioning me!)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Dec 2011, 00:43
Replies: 18
Views: 5,733
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Need a bot or site?

Credit where credit is due I see :rolleyes:
Kudos mPulse

edit: Don't get me wrong, I think mPulse is doing a great thing and deserves thanking (I posrep'd him when I first saw the thread a few...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Dec 2011, 00:40
Replies: 19
Views: 5,905
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Warning to ALL Allainces

Why do you even maintain such a database?! Taken outside the context of PA of old (schizophrenic alliance politics etc.), there's no denying that this is bordering on stalkerish.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Oct 2011, 18:56
Replies: 31
Views: 3,146
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 44 Round Name

I'm going to make a come back because of this name.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Oct 2011, 11:01
Replies: 26
Views: 2,550
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Easy change to keep smaller players

XP round? Rather than try to discourage attacking down, instead encourage attacking up. Certainly XP is so meaningless at the moment that you can ignore it and just go for easy roids, all because the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Aug 2011, 22:07
Replies: 70
Views: 4,435
Posted By ellonweb
Re: It becomes quite amusing

It does sound like a bit of a win-win doesn't it!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Aug 2011, 15:11
Replies: 136
Views: 15,928
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats ND

Yes, yes, you've said it many times. You didn't need to write it again, which was my exact point.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Aug 2011, 14:01
Replies: 136
Views: 15,928
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats ND

No it's not, it's all bullshit. Hanzi is just attempting to copy and regurgitate what Asc would say and it's laughable. Hence mz's post, which you would do wise to accept as the correct response to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Aug 2011, 22:13
Replies: 136
Views: 15,928
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats ND

Jester, not elviz. elviz played 1? round with Asc, much later on in its existence.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Aug 2011, 22:10
Replies: 136
Views: 15,928
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats ND

While an interesting theory, this is so inaccurate and so grossly over simplified and generalised and that you couldn't be farther from the truth. Not to mention that at first you contrast Asc with...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2011, 18:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By ellonweb
Graphs

Greets,

Graphing has finally landed in Merlin/Arthur, woo. I'm posting here so as to draw the attention of people running copies to this update; if your alliance runs a copy please point your...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Aug 2011, 15:48
Replies: 136
Views: 15,928
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats ND

You're mistaking other alliances failing to provide a challenge and generally being shit as a good measure for the winning alliances' greatness.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Aug 2011, 18:12
Replies: 34
Views: 3,575
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Secrurity Risk

Accessing "secure" websites that have generated their own SSL certificates rather than one generated by a known signing authority is far more risky behaviour than submitting your email every time you...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Aug 2011, 13:40
Replies: 34
Views: 3,575
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Secrurity Risk

You had to submit your email in the old registration as a way of validation, no-one complained back then.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Aug 2011, 01:04
Replies: 34
Views: 3,575
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Secrurity Risk

If you have nothing to hide.... **** you if you're doing illegal shit.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Aug 2011, 01:01
Replies: 34
Views: 4,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Appoco: I ask somewhere else :)

Hah, my bad! I knew it seemed wrong but it just wasn't worth the effort to figure it out; it's all about the point, not the words in which I make it.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2011, 21:05
Replies: 34
Views: 4,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Appoco: I ask somewhere else :)

jesus another thread with Kaiba trying to act like one of the big kids and pretend he's ecool... give up and go back under your rock

If you put as much effort into PA as you do into writing these...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Aug 2011, 15:47
Replies: 34
Views: 4,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Appoco: I ask somewhere else :)

Korsan, not sure how your comments are related to what I said...

Appoco, yeh I got that. You said they're doing stuff. I'm saying that no one should be happy until we see stuff actually happening....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Aug 2011, 13:28
Replies: 34
Views: 4,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Appoco: I ask somewhere else :)

To be clear, I don't blame you Appoco. But all you've done is reiterate old promises and ideas. People want to see results. And not just results in terms of developing the game, no matter how busy...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Aug 2011, 23:29
Replies: 34
Views: 4,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Appoco: I ask somewhere else :)

That's just a giant nothing answer.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Aug 2011, 03:21
Replies: 138
Views: 20,926
Posted By ellonweb
Re: xVx and Nap agreements

Oh boohoo!
This is a war game. So MAN THE **** UP or get off my internets.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jun 2011, 18:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By ellonweb
Re: r42 xVx

inch by inch, 6:1 woo woo
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 May 2011, 11:04
Replies: 75
Views: 5,903
Posted By ellonweb
Re: TGV's round summary

It's a war game, man the **** up.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 May 2011, 22:30
Replies: 190
Views: 18,850
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

Relative to the competition, they still are.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2011, 15:19
Replies: 190
Views: 18,850
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

It's ironic that everyone used to say the exact opposite; the fact is that everyone else is just much worse at politics (all the good competition has left) and Apprime's avoidance of one-on-one...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Apr 2011, 00:14
Replies: 190
Views: 18,850
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Apr 2011, 22:21
Replies: 190
Views: 18,850
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

:up:

From intel, I estimate Apprime to have about 110m score, that puts them above CT's tag score. I'd estimate Apprime have about 90m value, which puts them about level with Omega and NewDawn's...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 22 Apr 2011, 17:25
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By ellonweb
Re: New Alliances for R42...

I feel this thread requires a serious response. (http://trololololololololololo.com/)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Mar 2011, 12:43
Replies: 80
Views: 10,288
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Omega

Three or four pretty faces and one with a bit of talent?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Mar 2011, 04:17
Replies: 23
Views: 3,090
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Jagex' conditions for a PA link on their Website

It takes time to first formulate a complete plan and then put it into action etc. So to me, this isn't too bad. What is unacceptable is the lack of communication to paying customers.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Mar 2011, 21:16
Replies: 18
Views: 5,815
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Expand the playerbase GO App

Most of your suggestion is about building a new game which is getting way ahead of yourself. Cutting back to your basic point, yes phone apps would help streamline playing (launch app, click new...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Mar 2011, 22:23
Replies: 38
Views: 6,999
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Jagex investment

If your new game is a success, then you are their competition. And so by buying Planetarion, they stop you from getting the name, which might have helped you. On the other hand, in my opinion it'll...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Mar 2011, 21:06
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats Apprime

Yeh, I'm being naive for thinking carDi might have a pro-Apprime influence in ODDR. :rolleyes:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Mar 2011, 18:43
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats Apprime

Apprime HC controlling ODDR. xVx HC playing inside Apprime. Great victory!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2011, 21:54
Replies: 654
Views: 62,450
Posted By ellonweb
Re: PT 403, ND Stands Alone.

Oh dear lord, you let this tool run your politics? :(
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 1 Feb 2011, 00:58
Replies: 2
Views: 2,611
Posted By ellonweb
Re: For the techie types regarding scans.

XML is overrated. It might have made things slightly easier if we were starting from scratch now, but we're not, and it'd have zero effect. Unless you're volunteering?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jan 2011, 19:44
Replies: 654
Views: 62,450
Posted By ellonweb
Re: PT 403, ND Stands Alone.

You're a fool. The only "important" moral is honesty, if you wish to have morals. Be honest that you don't plan to stay partners to the end, and then play good politics. And then maybe actually...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Jan 2011, 13:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Jan 2011, 00:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Late Start Strategy

Fi/Co fleet that contains EMP. Keep 3 fleets moving at all time. Init to 500 and you can be on 1.5k roids in a week.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Jan 2011, 21:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By ellonweb
Re: inform alliance tech of changes

Thanks for clearing the situation up Fiery.

For the future, we need both more active communication between alliance techs and PATeam (not via #alliances) and more disclosure of changes made (not...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jan 2011, 19:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Slightly modified JGP scans.

If this change is eventually made (lol), please make a real effort to warn and inform all the techies that support the various communities of PA.
Part of the reason Sandman quit was for this very...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jan 2011, 12:16
Replies: 216
Views: 19,569
Posted By ellonweb
Re: rd 40 predictions... go go go

Any alliance can take in a few new players and train them. A training alliance is what Rock used to be, or alliances like F-Crew were, with a massive concentration on training. Rock is most...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jan 2011, 00:53
Replies: 216
Views: 19,569
Posted By ellonweb
Re: rd 40 predictions... go go go

Rock hasn't been a training alliance in a long time. And it's perfectly possible (in fact it should be encouraged) for lower tier alliances to get involved in politics.

Well done though for...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 20 Jan 2011, 01:58
Replies: 27
Views: 3,373
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Free Agent Draft

If you want to pay me to play with people I don't like, sure. Otherwise don't go comparing PA to professional sports.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2011, 00:11
Replies: 13
Views: 14,524
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Community Resources

http://nika.tspmi.vu.lt/

What kind of thing are you looking to include on that page? Information about #scans would almost certainly be a good addition. Information about open source alliance...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jan 2011, 03:22
Replies: 4
Views: 4,325
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Merlin Alliance Toolset

Necro to announce the seventh major release of Merlin.
Please be aware of two changed requirements: Jinja 2.6 and PsycoPG 2.2.1
Lots of structural changes to the database, make sure you update and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jan 2011, 20:35
Replies: 80
Views: 13,223
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Who would you like to see return

r32 Asc would be more fun. We wouldn't dominate, but we'd have a massive influence. Dominated rounds are boring for both sides (except for the few that care to roid race).


qft
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Dec 2010, 17:04
Replies: 19
Views: 10,415
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Another Sandmans Replacement

Cudos for your hard work, I know first hand just how much there is to do! I still maintain that it would have been nice if we could have all worked together, but I guess a bit of variety isn't a bad...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2010, 11:12
Replies: 11
Views: 4,327
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Winter Round: FAQ

What Shev said. (I've been saying that since the beginning..?!) You can look at the code and see for yourself, it doesn't get more open than that! Anyway yeh, I hope to have most of the missing stuff...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2010, 02:04
Replies: 11
Views: 4,327
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Winter Round: FAQ

http://apprime.lt is running the winter round with a full tick history!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Dec 2010, 00:36
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A Sandmans Replacement

Will be done in time for the new round hopefully! I've been without access to apprime.lt the last few weeks so unable to keep it up-to-date. Currently very busy with job applications though so not...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Dec 2010, 12:33
Replies: 64
Views: 5,854
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Why have the extra week?

You don't solve blocking with alliance limits. To be honest you don't solve blocking at all, it's a good part of the game. What will prevent such awful politics happening again is if alliances set...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Nov 2010, 00:13
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Nov 2010, 23:25
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A Sandmans Replacement

The code is fully public, there is no reason for distrust.

The reason why viewing a planet's detail currently requires a login is because there is no Sandman's style planet page yet. If you're...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Nov 2010, 15:02
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A Sandmans Replacement

Sigh. One of the main reasons Merlin (and Munin before it) and now these new web tools are open source is to stop everyone from wasting time constantly replicating each other's efforts. I do wish we...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Oct 2010, 20:29
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A Sandmans Replacement

lolling :)
(that feature can be enabled in the settings :p)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2010, 01:52
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A Sandmans Replacement

I've spent the last hour or so whipping up a first attempt at searching. There's no front-end for picking search criteria yet, you have to do this in the URL for now. I'd really appreciate all...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Oct 2010, 16:04
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A Sandmans Replacement

Thanks MrLobster, those saved pages are perfect!

The development branch for this work is available (under the GPLv2 license) here: http://github.com/ellonweb/merlin/tree/sandmans
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Oct 2010, 23:22
Replies: 45
Views: 11,652
Posted By ellonweb
A Sandmans Replacement

A few days ago I started work on a replacement for Sandmans, as an extension of my Merlin project. The Arthur/website end of the project already has a lot of features that are very similar to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2010, 00:56
Replies: 39
Views: 3,089
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Mr. Netgamers 2010... and A Bold New Project?

1) Sandmans
2) Integrated web/irc scan service, for requesting scans and viewing parsed scans (like #scans but better). This should be linked in to Sandmans and vice-versa.
3) A system whereby an...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Sep 2010, 00:48
Replies: 198
Views: 15,706
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance Size for next round

This has been discussed to death; the thread should have been locked after Light's thorough response.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Aug 2010, 03:05
Replies: 168
Views: 12,433
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Replace the incompetent MH staff

Some people may take it too far, I was talking in general.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Aug 2010, 23:20
Replies: 168
Views: 12,433
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Replace the incompetent MH staff

To point out the flaws in the system and the people enforcing said system.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Aug 2010, 18:46
Replies: 39
Views: 2,414
Posted By ellonweb
Re: personal data storage

If we don't upgrade, we shouldn't need to provide the details. When we upgrade, then of course it makes sense to get the necessary details that you'd provide when paying for anything over the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Aug 2010, 18:41
Replies: 168
Views: 12,433
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Replace the incompetent MH staff

Shit means poo in English :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2010, 19:36
Replies: 168
Views: 12,433
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Aug 2010, 00:33
Replies: 97
Views: 9,369
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congratulations NFI

I am truly intrigued as to how your mind works, gm. I fear however if you started trying to explain it would cause some kind of rift of retardation in space-time and unlike the experiments in the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Aug 2010, 18:00
Replies: 97
Views: 9,369
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congratulations NFI

Apprime won't truely be out of the race for another 3 weeks at least. The hate doesn't run anywhere near that thick though; as Gzambo said, the block will get bored of hitting Apprime. Quite simply,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Aug 2010, 14:49
Replies: 97
Views: 9,369
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congratulations NFI

This attempt at propaganda has achieved no more than what people would observe simply by looking at Sandmans. Just because a bunch of peons now start talking about it in public, doesn't mean he has...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Aug 2010, 12:51
Replies: 97
Views: 9,369
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congratulations NFI

No it's not; this is some of the worst propaganda ever. Everyone is so happy to criticise carDi's lack of politically savvy, but round after round Hanzi comes up with awful posts like these and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Aug 2010, 12:56
Replies: 69
Views: 4,694
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance Points System

No I don't. You're the one that thinks your suggestion is good, otherwise you wouldn't have posted it. I was making the point that it's clearly not good.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Aug 2010, 15:10
Replies: 69
Views: 4,694
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance Points System

Wow. I didn't think it was possible to come up with such a vastly over complex (possible) solution and still think that it's a good solution.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Aug 2010, 15:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Typos need to be fixed.

You are correcting explicit mistakes here rather than focussing on something far more important, the sentence as a whole. The grammar and the meaning behind the sentence is poorly expressed.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Aug 2010, 16:40
Replies: 39
Views: 6,047
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Who We Were R37

Bit late to this thread (been busy with other things) but I wanted to record my take on the round somewhere before I forgot.

You are: John Nash (7:3:7) Cat (Clear)
Size: 601 523...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2010, 00:57
Replies: 4
Views: 4,325
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Merlin Alliance Toolset

I've just pushed an update to grab the new Alliance Points data from the dumps. I wouldn't normally make a post for this but this update is important because it affects the database structure: if you...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jul 2010, 23:17
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jul 2010, 21:51
Replies: 26
Views: 2,872
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Lowering the alliance limits?

:( Why were they reduced then? :(
Yet to see any argument or explanation put forward to justify this! :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jul 2010, 13:34
Replies: 98
Views: 9,265
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Hi from a Jagex fansite

I think this point needs more elaboration as it seems to be causing confusion on both sets of forums. I am only posting what I know second hand though, so I can't guarantee its accuracy.

When OMAC...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2010, 00:26
Replies: 188
Views: 29,950
Posted By ellonweb
Re: If I could make three changes to Planetarion, they'd be .....

I'm curious: this thread was created shortly after Jagex started to get involved - was this their idea?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jul 2010, 00:57
Replies: 4
Views: 4,325
Posted By ellonweb
Merlin Alliance Toolset

Two years ago, Merlin started out as a complete rewrite of Munin, the popular open source alliance IRC bot created by jester for Ascendancy. A year later Merlin hit feature compatibility with Munin...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jul 2010, 01:05
Replies: 188
Views: 29,950
Posted By ellonweb
Re: If I could make three changes to Planetarion, they'd be .....

This entire thread is pointless, unless, suddenly Appoco has time again to actively develop the game?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Jul 2010, 13:01
Replies: 66
Views: 4,757
Posted By ellonweb
Re: what happened to ND

Read LordN's post; ND really aren't as an attractive target as the tag rankings make out. They have a large amount of average planets.

I suggest tag rankings should be changed so that roid count...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Jun 2010, 22:46
Replies: 164
Views: 13,654
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Jun 2010, 18:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Faster Incoming Scan !?

Inc scans are fine where they are.

Dists are completely useless and should be boosted to add a viable alternative to FCs. They're insanely expensive at the moment, not to mention the loss of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Jun 2010, 12:58
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Auto Logout

The bot stopper is only limiting cheating as opposed to removing it. (There are people with code that can answer the bot checker; there are people using VNC.) Therefore, remove this imbalance and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 May 2010, 22:28
Replies: 44
Views: 2,202
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Game of inactives?

This has nothing* to do with activity. All this does is remove a tech barrier: certain alliances already had this capability (ND and possibly CT too); now every alliance has this ability.

The...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 May 2010, 21:13
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By ellonweb
Re: And now for something entirely different

I'm not disputing that, in fact I totally agree, this is a nice addition. But given that most of these big battles are not going to involve new players and are mainly going to be people on the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 May 2010, 20:37
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By ellonweb
Re: And now for something entirely different

It's a nice addition, but the 5 tick delay is a bit lame. All the epic breps usually get passed around pretty quickly!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 May 2010, 20:01
Replies: 78
Views: 5,070
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 37 predictions thread

Neither Ascendancy or Apprime are strong enough(self induced lack of numbers) to fight(survive) alone versus the whole universe anymore. If they(Asc or App) were strong enough, they'd fortress and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 May 2010, 23:41
Replies: 134
Views: 10,493
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Favourite rounds!

r30 and r32, Ascendancy at its best I think, and great galaxies, really enjoyed both rounds!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 May 2010, 17:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Bcalcs

It'd be nice maybe to not have separate columns for different fleets, but some other mechanic that lists fleets involved (vertical list!), which could give a small summary on the fleet/planet and the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2010, 17:36
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

:salute:


I'm debating the logic of your statements, feel free to engage in an intellectual conversation with us, or you can join the moron brigade who just ignore proper arguments because it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2010, 16:56
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

Yes, they did.


Bloody hell, idiocy is spreading again. The whole point is that they didn't need to - by your own admission above - and they were apparently the only ones (or only big group) to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2010, 12:41
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

The general consensus is that a "great performance" in fun/enjoyable to watch. This doesn't just apply to football.



Yes, Inter played a near-perfect defence game, but that doesn't mean it was...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 May 2010, 00:33
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

megalulz

Well, I think it's safe to say the Ascendancy Troll Squad has successfully derailed this thread! Because that's what we do.

Ascendancy - destroying intellectual conversation since...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 May 2010, 17:42
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

A lot of idiots said private gals won't work, yes.
A lot of idiots are currently asking for lower tag limits.

HEY GUYS I THINK I SEE A CORRELATION!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 May 2010, 17:25
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

Words fail me.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 May 2010, 15:55
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

You just accepted mz's arguments about listening more to your ideas for changes as being a bad thing, and then went ahead and tried to encourage PA team to listen to your ideas again. This is really...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 May 2010, 11:45
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

Round 22 was free, so it makes sense that there'd be a decrease when the game returned to paid, though 1600 is surprisingly large.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 May 2010, 22:48
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

Did you actually bother to read the post you quoted? Or any of the others previous? It completely destroys your argument.



You bunch of morons continue to astound me. Time and time again, posts...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 May 2010, 22:34
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

You're right, that's the only scenario that he could have possibly gained with. And if his alliance mates were cool with that (suiciding their fleets for him), well then that's definitely...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2010, 18:37
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

Yes, I did. What's your point?
In the random rounds, when there were a few non-Asc members in the Ascendancy fortresses, in a war scenario, they will not have been defended by their Asc galmates...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 May 2010, 18:19
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

You're all a bunch of ****ing morons and I'm really glad every time I remember that Appoco has enough intelligence to ignore all of you retards.

In other news, jester's post is (non-shocker)...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2010, 11:50
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

First, Cain makes a good point in regard to your 100% figure.
Second, we're not talking about flagshipping here, we're talking about defending against NAPd incomings, and more importantly doing that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 May 2010, 11:45
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

Did you ****ing retarded faggots just completely ignore my post?

Low alliance limits does not increase the amount of competing alliances: there aren't enough people willing/able to command/lead...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 May 2010, 07:02
Replies: 263
Views: 11,334
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance player limit

Yes there are a lack of players, but the bigger issue is there are a lack of people willing and able to command/lead an alliance.

I see retarded arguments from some alliance HCs that the limits...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2010, 06:47
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

This is an outright lie. And a retarded one at that.
Everyone knows Asc plays with fortresses, and we do that for two reasons:
1) It's more fun playing with friends and people you can rely on
2)...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 May 2010, 11:13
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Private/Public galaxies = gold

The rankings page as it is serves little purpose; private galaxies are more than competitive and are definitely dominant. Splitting the rankings to two separate pages might make it more relevant, but...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 May 2010, 01:51
Replies: 328
Views: 21,738
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Asc/THINLYVEILEDTHREAT

HAHAHAHAHA :salute:


What? Back this kind of statement up with some justification please.

No idea what this means.


When? This quite simply isn't true.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 May 2010, 11:56
Replies: 119
Views: 16,687
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Single targetting to return.. Opinions!!!

Better that than being stuck with the same set of stats untweaked for like 10 rounds! O HAI PIA :salute:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 May 2010, 02:33
Replies: 119
Views: 16,687
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 May 2010, 22:22
Replies: 294
Views: 14,262
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Sad change in planetarion history

This is a myth. PA just hasn't had any competent MHs in my time playing this game :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Apr 2010, 11:18
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Remove vacmode

Ditto Linkie, I was pro removing vac mode but ruler makes a good point.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Apr 2010, 19:23
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Why Public/Privates don't work (at least this round)

Bear in mind that if the politics of this round were different (similar to those of any of the last few rounds for example) these public galaxies would be raped to shit by the end of the round. Fact...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Apr 2010, 11:53
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Why Public/Privates don't work (at least this round)

I wasn't labelling them as fortresses (hence using quotations), I was simply reapplying the label you gave them:


Nonetheless, what they're called is irrelevant. I'm simply trying to make the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Apr 2010, 15:07
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Why Public/Privates don't work (at least this round)

The suggestion that the public galaxies in the top 10 are "fortresses" or hard to hit or anywhere near competitive is a horrible misconception.

Let's look at 8.9 for example, a galaxy which has...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2010, 14:49
Replies: 294
Views: 14,262
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Sad change in planetarion history

When I first read this I thought you were making some kind of analogy to the current situation Apprime find themselves in!


Planetarion is shit, the whole fun in this game is in the metagame, of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2010, 10:31
Replies: 164
Views: 13,654
Posted By ellonweb
Re: See you in 72 ticks cardi!

Where did I say that?


My criticism is not that you don't know something, it's that you are aware of the other factors and yet choose to ignore them, and still go ahead with your usual arrogance,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2010, 01:18
Replies: 164
Views: 13,654
Posted By ellonweb
Re: See you in 72 ticks cardi!

Your attempts to assert facts and then fall back on the ignorant card is almost as retarded as Hanzi leaving out roid growth in his calculations in that other epic thread.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Apr 2010, 22:46
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By ellonweb
Re: eleven three on the twenty fifth to the twenty sixth

lolling, thanks for sharing sirad :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Apr 2010, 23:38
Replies: 143
Views: 7,732
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Vision/newdawn nap

Just curious, is this a temporary NAP or do we have reason to believe ND and Vision are being as lame as Apprime and DLR?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Apr 2010, 22:42
Replies: 147
Views: 11,687
Posted By ellonweb
Re: NewDawn and P3nguins

Why do you sound so frustrated by this? :(

Surely DLR didn't think they could start a block war without some kind of retaliation? :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Apr 2010, 23:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Stop Subcategorising Everything

extra page loads to get to the page i actually want is very annoying on my phone
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Apr 2010, 01:11
Replies: 147
Views: 11,687
Posted By ellonweb
Re: NewDawn and P3nguins

I missed the fact that this is a round-long NAP when I made my first post. As such, it's a pretty gay move, but as I said before it's still only a NAP and not a proper block. Also the fact that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Apr 2010, 19:49
Replies: 147
Views: 11,687
Posted By ellonweb
Re: NewDawn and P3nguins

While blocking to outnumber your enemy because you can't compete with quality is a valid counter move if you're at war, it doesn't really make any sense at the moment. What are ND creating a "safety...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 18 Mar 2010, 00:54
Replies: 28
Views: 3,638
Posted By ellonweb
Re: ASS, shaking it into Rd36

I was just trying to offer some constructive criticism and friendly advice from someone plenty qualified to talk about such things! Obviously you don't have to take my advice, but insulting me and...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 15 Mar 2010, 14:20
Replies: 28
Views: 3,638
Posted By ellonweb
Re: ASS, shaking it into Rd36

Sigh.
The only reason I was confused was because you misread my post, quoted it out of context, and (you said yourself) your words "were clouded".

To the topic: I'm not saying all this detail is...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 15 Mar 2010, 12:41
Replies: 28
Views: 3,638
Posted By ellonweb
Re: ASS, shaking it into Rd36

I'm actually trying to help.


I agree with you. However, this doesn't affect my points in anyway. I already made it clear that I was talking about players that have already invested some time in...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 15 Mar 2010, 02:39
Replies: 28
Views: 3,638
Posted By ellonweb
Re: ASS, shaking it into Rd36

I have no idea what point you're trying to make, whether you're agreeing with me or not, or if you're even trying to make a point at all. Your first paragraph is irrelevant, the second doesn't make...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Mar 2010, 17:55
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Buddy packs/private galaxies?

We're getting sidetracked here, this is my main point:
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 14 Mar 2010, 16:48
Replies: 28
Views: 3,638
Posted By ellonweb
Re: ASS, shaking it into Rd36

I know that obviously this is your alliance and you do things the way you want to, but I feel that you're actually doing this wrong. It's one thing for a successful alliance to have this attitude of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Mar 2010, 15:30
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Buddy packs/private galaxies?

Having coded a similar game myself, made similar changes to said game, and being in general a decent programmer, I feel that I do in fact have some knowledge on which to base my very imprecise...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Mar 2010, 20:51
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Buddy packs/private galaxies?

I don't think it would take more than an hour, 3 max with thorough testing, to implement such changes and this is just being lazy. It's the wrong attitude to take, but as we all agreed on IRC, at...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Mar 2010, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Buddy packs/private galaxies?

If I'm joining a private galaxy, when I sign up and enter the code, I expect to end up in that private galaxy. I don't want to have to wait 12 ticks for it to happen, it's just confusing, I haven't...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Mar 2010, 20:33
Replies: 109
Views: 12,414
Posted By ellonweb
Re: are people serious?

Thinly veiled pro post!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Mar 2010, 20:29
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Buddy packs/private galaxies?

Wow, seriously, wow. In a round advertised as having private galaxies, this is one of the most confusing decisions that could have been made. If you're doing private galaxies, do them properly, not...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Mar 2010, 20:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By ellonweb
Re: new appearance

Agreeing with this sentiment.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Mar 2010, 20:26
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By ellonweb
Re: new appearance

Liking the direction taken for the changes, :up: PATeam
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 7 Mar 2010, 20:21
Replies: 28
Views: 3,638
Posted By ellonweb
Re: ASS, shaking it into Rd36

For an alliance that's supposed to be newbie friendly, this is an abominable wall of text.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Feb 2010, 01:04
Replies: 20
Views: 2,790
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Game Feed

I like where you're thinking about going, and I also really appreciate the fact you're engaging us early on and letting us see what you're getting up to. However, as with the posters above me, I feel...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Feb 2010, 02:01
Replies: 25
Views: 2,802
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A public announcement to ODDR

Way to big up your own alliance, great HCs you must have!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Feb 2010, 14:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By ellonweb
Re: The Ministry Teaching Courses presents: Politics and Targetting.

This post would have been much better if you'd just quoted Lok and not written anything yourself.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Feb 2010, 22:31
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Pa api

Yes. And it would still require going through a bot checker, so regardless of how much impact this has on reducing cheating, nothing would change.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Feb 2010, 22:55
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Pa api

Why is everyone so bad at reading lately? If you read the thread, you'd see the very thing I suggested was an API that isn't read only. Ho hum, it's not happening so there's no point to this thread...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jan 2010, 14:48
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Pa api

Bloody hell do you people not read? This API would not make it easier for bots, because the botchecker image would still be there. That said it's hardly a perfect system and I know at least one...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jan 2010, 03:43
Replies: 244
Views: 42,649
Posted By ellonweb
Re: round 35 politics

There have been spies in Asc, it's more important to note that we won despite these spies.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jan 2010, 03:38
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Pa api

Both are useful. The point is that an alliance/information api would require a significant change in attitude from PATeam. A game playing api would not change anything and more importantly, I thought...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Jan 2010, 19:16
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Pa api

An API to play the game through allows other user interfaces, and doesn't limit the game specifically to your designed interface. The benefit of this with regard to what I was trying to do, would be...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Jan 2010, 01:53
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Pa api

After speaking to Cin, it turns out this is almost impossible given the current state of the code.

For those of you technically inclined, this is because the code is not separated MVC style as one...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Jan 2010, 01:05
Replies: 26
Views: 3,189
Posted By ellonweb
Pa api

People have been asking PATeam for some kind of API to PA for quite a while in order to provide hooks for alliance tools. I understand PATeam seems quite reluctant to do this, for whatever reason,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Jan 2010, 22:01
Replies: 244
Views: 42,649
Posted By ellonweb
Re: round 35 politics

Mek: myself, mz and Theam have all posted coincidentally at the same time in reply to your post using sensible/logical arguments in response to you. Sure Theam had a little bit of lulz in his post...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Jan 2010, 21:54
Replies: 244
Views: 42,649
Posted By ellonweb
Re: round 35 politics

You can't justify taking heavy losses because they're spread out over more people, that kind of logic is just wrong. On a simple level, your roid gain is also spread, but looking at the bigger...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Jan 2010, 19:43
Replies: 244
Views: 42,649
Posted By ellonweb
Re: round 35 politics

Hahaha, Paisley you're so deluded it's hilarious!

On topicish: other than Asc (and now App) creating fortress galaxies, when was the last time an alliance actually had a proper tactical plan going...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Jan 2010, 00:59
Replies: 244
Views: 42,649
Posted By ellonweb
Re: round 35 politics

I think Theam and Reese did a decent job last round, they made mistakes with politics in the latter stages of the round from lack of experience, but they were competent (I wasn't around enough to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2010, 00:52
Replies: 30
Views: 3,964
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Dear zPeti - the response

You openly admit PA is not your main priority, how do you expect any kind of positive response?


Game design is not a democratic process. You need people with good understanding of mechanics...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Jan 2010, 04:31
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Game Direction

It would be better than a wall of text.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Jan 2010, 21:19
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Game Direction

In Planet.ia several years ago, we toyed with the idea of making some Flash video tutorials demonstrating such things. How to initiate roids, how to build ships, use external tools to find targets...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jan 2010, 21:18
Replies: 104
Views: 9,709
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Oh dear oh dear

I spent the last week or so without a computer, came on IRC using the new com unit on my phone a few times and it worked surprisingly well, so thanks! I've used mibbit before but it didn't render...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Dec 2009, 03:26
Replies: 73
Views: 5,497
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Fort Gals

Without the late starter system he probably would have just carried on exiling...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Dec 2009, 03:09
Replies: 73
Views: 5,497
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Fort Gals

Doing well as a late starter requires a lot of effort, you have two weeks worth of score to catch up!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Dec 2009, 19:47
Replies: 73
Views: 5,497
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Fort Gals

I like playing with my friends, and I like playing with people I know I can rely on not only in that they won't **** up, but that they will help me when I need it. I don't have the time or energy to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2009, 16:15
Replies: 76
Views: 4,216
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Changes for next round

Can we stop talking about Travian and get back to the issue at hand maybe? We all know the chances of PATeam making any such feature changes are close to nil, and not worth our breath / typing, but...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Dec 2009, 14:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Transparancy for the Alliance Reps and/or Dev Forums

I don't think this is the best solution but it is a huge step in the right direction, and more importantly I can actually see PATeam willing to make this kind of change (much more likely than some of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2009, 14:45
Replies: 76
Views: 4,216
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Changes for next round

My three comments on your abuse of your brain:
1) izverg is a ****ing hero right now
2) What qualifies you to be involved in such decisions, and not me, or anyone of the other (mostly idiots like...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Dec 2009, 02:03
Replies: 76
Views: 4,216
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Changes for next round

Why the **** is this being discussed with those brainless faggots in #alliances? What is the point in that dev forum and the group of people that you know actually have a clue?

I blame this...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Dec 2009, 23:09
Replies: 87
Views: 12,543
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A plea to the multihunters

I multihunted in Planet-ia (wow, seriously? what a lame word filter) for two years or so, having had clear allegiances to certain groups beforehand, I had no problem staying neutral with my hunting....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Dec 2009, 18:51
Replies: 87
Views: 12,543
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A plea to the multihunters

It really isn't that hard to multihunt properly, why everyone in PA fails at it so horrifically I don't know.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Dec 2009, 23:25
Replies: 138
Views: 7,368
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats Apprime

THEN HOW THE **** DID YOU LOSE?

edit: damned caps-limit. Anyways, don't you dare ****ing reply to me I'm ****ing tired of debating with idiots. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Dec 2009, 18:03
Replies: 138
Views: 7,368
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats Apprime

Ascendancy lacked any political initative in the final 2-3 weeks of the round, due primarily to a lack of experience by those running things (not meant as a flame, I think they've learnt from it, and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Dec 2009, 00:38
Replies: 138
Views: 7,368
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats Apprime

Yes, Ascendancy did make some bad choices (or more accurately, failed to make any choices) for the last few weeks, but at least had a clear goal for most of the round (weak beginning though as isil...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Dec 2009, 20:53
Replies: 138
Views: 7,368
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Congrats Apprime

Do you guys not feel any disappointment in the fact that you lost?

Sure it was nice to see you guys didn't give up towards the end of the round as you usually do so epically in the past, but I...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Dec 2009, 15:45
Replies: 87
Views: 12,543
Posted By ellonweb
Re: A plea to the multihunters

I don't think this is meant to be an accusation of Benneh or Apprime, more just a moan at the sad state of affairs and the attitude of the community.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Dec 2009, 04:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Stop making me meet new people

If Rob's suggestion was ever used, this is the best option I think, thought not sure you've explained it particularly well! I'm drunk though so **** trying to explain it better!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Dec 2009, 04:31
Replies: 51
Views: 3,492
Posted By ellonweb
Re: To continue JBG's request...

I think the only thing PA has that other games haven't copied is the meta-game, i.e. politics, which isn't really something to do with the game, it's just comes about as a result of the combination...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Dec 2009, 22:38
Replies: 51
Views: 3,492
Posted By ellonweb
Re: To continue JBG's request...

This is not an excuse. There's plenty of skilled coders in this community. Open source the game. (There's plenty of people that'd do much better with game design too!)
(Edit: yes, an open sourced...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Dec 2009, 23:12
Replies: 105
Views: 5,880
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Make a big change

This one's already been done in another game! :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Dec 2009, 23:07
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

I think the difference between this and recent rounds is that usually we have a scenario where the best alliances are fighting against each other, and any blocks (or whatever you want to call the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Dec 2009, 20:27
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

The loosing block has control over who finished second, but not full control. To be precise, they have control over who finishes first out of Ascendancy and Apprime, and by process of elimination...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2009, 02:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Of score (and game mentality)

A very excellent post you made mz, I'm curious and slightly excited to see where this discussion will go!

To me this seems that you are essentially wanting to make this an XP game again (or some...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2009, 18:41
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

You do not have control over this though, and the extent of your non-control is increasing.


Ultimately though, they are minor. Second place is first looser, and ultimately it is the combination...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2009, 17:01
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

I said it was debatable, not unprobable.


I'm telling you, it's irrelevant, because


Yes it would have, if it had been an instantaneous dropout, there is no doubt that one less enemy to fight...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Dec 2009, 16:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Of score (and game mentality)

An excellent opening post, I'm curious to see where this will go!

One issue that springs to my mind is to have this XP system (or whatever you want to call it) not scaling up through the round, or...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2009, 13:10
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

You completely missed my point heh! While you may have stood a chance at taking Vision out of the war (this is very debatable though), the overall negative effect on the block is very limited,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2009, 03:03
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

There is much confusion and circular argument in this thread. The reason behind this is related to the fact that (as mz said) Ascendancy and Apprime have tried to predict the actions of rational...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2009, 22:52
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

And I agreed that it was also probably futile:




I agree with you on this, you backed your posts up with (arguably flawed) logic, and that makes a good post. And I enjoyed your exchange on...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2009, 20:19
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

If I ever made such an awful string of decisions to find myself in that situation in the first place, I think I'd consider getting myself checked out for mental retardation.


JBG has posted such...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2009, 00:51
Replies: 367
Views: 20,677
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 officially over

I had a good giggle reading Gio2k and Byrney's posts, thanks guys! :up:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Nov 2009, 01:38
Replies: 433
Views: 61,455
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Interesting change in politics

Nah I realise it wasn't meant in a bad way, I just didn't get the connection to negative. I guess "passive politics" would be a similar description! Sorry for the de-rail.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Nov 2009, 19:42
Replies: 433
Views: 61,455
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Interesting change in politics

I'm curious why you choose to call this negative?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Nov 2009, 20:16
Replies: 433
Views: 61,455
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Interesting change in politics

I didn't say you don't deserve to win because you gangbanged Apprime, I said you don't deserve to if that's the only trick you can pull out of your sleeve. And yes, deserving is a bad word to use as...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Nov 2009, 18:21
Replies: 433
Views: 61,455
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Interesting change in politics

Ignoring the fact you got the round wrong, you're still completely wrong. Noone put any concerted effort into attacking Apprime that round later in the round, the only attempts were with numbers...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 8 Nov 2009, 20:56
Replies: 17
Views: 2,797
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Nov 2009, 18:44
Replies: 113
Views: 11,110
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 Predictions

asc and apprime.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Nov 2009, 15:44
Replies: 113
Views: 11,110
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 Predictions

Which others? I thought there were only two alliances actually playing :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Nov 2009, 12:46
Replies: 36
Views: 3,721
Posted By ellonweb
Re: UK Data Protection Act of 1998 and the PA EULA

Encrypted is not the same as hashed, encrypted passwords can be decrypted and viewed.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Nov 2009, 23:09
Replies: 36
Views: 3,721
Posted By ellonweb
Re: UK Data Protection Act of 1998 and the PA EULA

I can totally understand wanting to have some kind of payer confirmation details, but surely when an external source like PayPal is being used (I believe this is the case, correct if wrong) PA...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Nov 2009, 19:43
Replies: 36
Views: 3,721
Posted By ellonweb
Re: UK Data Protection Act of 1998 and the PA EULA

I've always been curious why PA wants to know my name and the city I live in, I don't really want to be giving these details out, nor do I want PATeam being able to see my password (unhashed) which I...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Nov 2009, 01:30
Replies: 113
Views: 11,110
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 Predictions

It was one of the best rounds in recent history, I think most will agree, thanks to your effort! :up:
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 Oct 2009, 16:24
Replies: 49
Views: 13,297
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Universal Tickplan for r34

Any chance of getting something like this in Google Docs or some other equivalent that runs in a browser?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Oct 2009, 23:26
Replies: 113
Views: 11,110
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 Predictions

Considering only 26 people in tag according to mz, and two discussions on asc.tv list only 25/27 players, I think 40 was a better estimate than 73!


As far as I know, Subh, Euphoria and ND.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Oct 2009, 19:52
Replies: 113
Views: 11,110
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 34 Predictions

Considering both Apprime and Ascendancy are only playing with about 40 people I highly doubt we'll see them in the top spots.
Euphoria might be a shit name but it does have some decent players,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Oct 2009, 18:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance Tools in PA

link please! :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Oct 2009, 15:11
Replies: 75
Views: 4,939
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2009, 14:37
Replies: 92
Views: 4,178
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Race for topspot

I'm curious what Asc's win percentage is of rounds played? I'm not sure how often they played between r16 and r22.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Oct 2009, 13:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance Tools in PA

Just to add, one of my big aims with Merlin was to bring the entry level down, so setting it up for new alliances is hopefully much easier. And re your problems with alliance websites, that's my next...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Oct 2009, 23:12
Replies: 9
Views: 2,259
Posted By ellonweb
From #munin comes Merlin

Munin is thought by many to be the best alliance tool available, and it is now used by more than five different alliances, which is testament to all the hard work jester and others have put in over...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Oct 2009, 21:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance Tools in PA

We were talking in #munin and #asc yesterday about the new email features that have been introduced.
Jester's idea was that it'd be great if PA could send HTTP requests (for convenience, other...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Oct 2009, 21:04
Replies: 20
Views: 3,260
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Plans

I've said it before and I'll say it again: this is a brilliant idea if used just as a fancy (friendly) interface to IRC.

edit: my bad, I totally misread the quote as facebook chat, which is what i...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Oct 2009, 00:16
Replies: 259
Views: 15,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascendancy v Apprime

6:1 deserved gal win in r30 the same way that 9:7 deserve gal win this round.

("deserve")
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Oct 2009, 16:17
Replies: 259
Views: 15,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascendancy v Apprime

:up:
Shitty alliances showing yet again they're really not that shit (or more accurately, the skill involved in this game is minimal and the gap isn't that big), just lack any decent brains and...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 7 Oct 2009, 18:45
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Sep 2009, 22:38
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Improve population page

If the information can be put in an extra section than you can click "hide" on, then I don't see how anyone will be able to complain!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Sep 2009, 20:46
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Scans on in-game Alliance Defence Page.

So the alliance scans database stores coordinates seperately from the main scan system? Oh boy :( That's just horrible :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Sep 2009, 20:42
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Improve population page

What was the basis of complaint? This seems like a fairly useful idea.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Sep 2009, 15:13
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Scans on in-game Alliance Defence Page.

Pretty certain scan ids are a random alphanumeric string, which certainly isn't coords!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Sep 2009, 22:15
Replies: 37
Views: 1,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Substract XP for hitting smaller targets

It could be argued that bashing is a vital part of the economy in the game, and over-limiting that would be bad.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2009, 15:14
Replies: 259
Views: 15,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascendancy v Apprime

Sadly I think this is the same problem with the alliances. Only they don't think they can beat Apprime 70 vs 70. So they just accept there's nothing they can do, like you have. If anyone showed just...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Sep 2009, 19:35
Replies: 259
Views: 15,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascendancy v Apprime

Maybe I've completely misunderstood, but I got the impression Hiall was one of your members?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Sep 2009, 18:16
Replies: 259
Views: 15,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascendancy v Apprime

What part of it doesn't make sense?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Sep 2009, 23:20
Replies: 259
Views: 15,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascendancy v Apprime

Aren't you supposed to be a Penguins HC? Even their founder I think? Is this really how you deal with your members?

No wonder alliances struggle with trust issues when this is how they deal with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2009, 19:09
Replies: 179
Views: 11,884
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

What? That doesn't make any sense, and is a complete load of bollocks. The galaxy made no agreements whatsoever about not defending Lukey, and were committed to getting as many top planets as...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2009, 17:54
Replies: 179
Views: 11,884
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

Sure, Ascendancy are a threat at some point in the future. Keep one eye on Ascendancy if you want. But your focus has to be where the money is if you ever want to get it.

(* Yes, I paraphrased...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2009, 17:32
Replies: 179
Views: 11,884
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

You're working off some big assumptions. Ascendancy doesn't have any out of tag planets to the best of my knowledge. Yes, in the past Ascendancy has had a lot of late starters (r29/30 spring to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2009, 16:44
Replies: 179
Views: 11,884
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

One night is not representative, especially a Saturday night. That fact aside, I didn't (mean to) say that Penguins are doing nothing, just that relative to the grand scheme of their objectives, it's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2009, 15:30
Replies: 179
Views: 11,884
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

As myself, mz and Lok have just said, targeting strong Apprime galaxies is not enough. Penguins are not denting Apprime's growth, merely costing their own. If Penguins were gal roiding easy targets,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2009, 13:58
Replies: 179
Views: 11,884
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

It's not his alliance that'll be getting blocked against? ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Sep 2009, 13:44
Replies: 179
Views: 11,884
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Proposal for the creation of the roundly block against Apprime

Gal raiding hardly counts as an effort to stop them winning. You either have to out roid your enemy by going for cheap and easy gal raids (which you're not doing - you're gal raiding hard gals), or a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Aug 2009, 16:20
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Aug 2009, 01:28
Replies: 31
Views: 9,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Mobile interface

While I totally love the mobile login screen, I dislike the auto-detection. What happens with people running a normal browser on their laptop, but accessing internet through their phone or a 3G...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Aug 2009, 01:27
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By ellonweb
Re: New Mobile Recognition

Login works fine for me, try pressing enter (or your phone's equivalent) while typing in the user or password box though!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Aug 2009, 02:17
Replies: 31
Views: 9,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Mobile interface

(This was actually my suggestion, not Zae's, see the post above his! :()
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Aug 2009, 02:14
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Stats

If people knew the deadline was sooner, they'd probably look sooner. That said, when people are busy concentrating on the ongoing round, they may not be able to spend as much time working on the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Aug 2009, 15:28
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Stats

Finalise stats when you open signups, yeh.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2009, 15:24
Replies: 35
Views: 3,554
Posted By ellonweb
Re: PAteam and top rate comedy

This is not an excuse. There's plenty of skilled coders in this community. Open source the game. (There's plenty of people that'd do much better with game design too!)
(Edit: yes, an open sourced...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Aug 2009, 15:01
Replies: 35
Views: 3,554
Posted By ellonweb
Re: PAteam and top rate comedy

Mobile detection and simplified skins is a big win :up:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Aug 2009, 05:09
Replies: 35
Views: 3,554
Posted By ellonweb
Re: PAteam and top rate comedy

Only one of those five is useful.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Aug 2009, 02:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Munin feature request thread

Afford was never designed to tell when someone is prodding, it used the most recent planet scan to calculate the maximum of a certain ship the planet could build and already has in production.

...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Aug 2009, 19:31
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Good idea...

Doesn't the best alliance usually win?
Yeh anyways, posting in lol at this poor idea (and especially the lack of backing yourself up with some explanation etc.). If anything the severity of the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Aug 2009, 23:22
Replies: 24
Views: 2,939
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Who We Were R32

You are: ellonweb (10:7:15) Cat (Clear)
Size: 3,302 5
Value: 5,924,846 10
Score: 7,192,826 13
XP: 21,133 279

Started the round random, hoping to exile into one of our core galaxies. Had...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Aug 2009, 22:13
Replies: 56
Views: 3,769
Posted By ellonweb
Re: ND pollitics

Just wanna address these two points. Firstly, I'm pretty sure Ascendancy has only ever dominated as described once, r28 (the only round where this was the intention, playing strong from the get-go),...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Aug 2009, 15:07
Replies: 31
Views: 9,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Mobile interface

Perhaps add a mobile.planetarion.com domain, so people can explicitly choose? (Or better yet, just m.plan..., less typing = win :P)

Also, you could perhaps automatically forward people to the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Aug 2009, 02:47
Replies: 31
Views: 9,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Mobile interface

:up: (include in next round please? :))
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Aug 2009, 12:24
Replies: 31
Views: 9,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Mobile interface

Again a bad idea. Mobile browsers often can't cache previous pages visited (due to lack of memory), so going back often requires reloading pages, so having to go back to a previous page in order to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Aug 2009, 01:57
Replies: 31
Views: 9,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Mobile interface

Navigation at the bottom? Horrible suggestion, I don't want to have to scroll all the way down to change pages.

PA looks just fine on my Nokia, using the default skin and the browser set to ignore...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Aug 2009, 12:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Personal Intel feature

Does anyone seriously still use spies? :|
The cold war is over guys, stop living a life of paranoia!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Jul 2009, 18:32
Replies: 37
Views: 1,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Substract XP for hitting smaller targets

Though not the majority, there were quite a few :)
Anyways, a discussion of my horrible tactics this round is off topic, sorry for the derailment!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Jul 2009, 19:14
Replies: 37
Views: 1,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Substract XP for hitting smaller targets

I'm totally pro having my score reduced so I can continue to bash newbies and get insanely fat while I hide resources in the gal fund. If my XP won't go below zero it won't make much odds, as my...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Jul 2009, 03:13
Replies: 37
Views: 1,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Substract XP for hitting smaller targets

You'd be able to keep or get your bash limit lower by continuing to bash...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Jul 2009, 18:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Remove Skin Specific Content

Talk about nit-picking...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jul 2009, 18:18
Replies: 127
Views: 14,847
Posted By ellonweb
Re: What happened with ct today?

P3nguins' HC are driven by purely selfish goals and shouldn't be trusted to run your block, let alone dictate CT policy, when it is CT who are the ones in the hot seat.
In fact I'm under the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Jul 2009, 13:40
Replies: 72
Views: 5,781
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascrime

Why don't you take all these wonderful thoughts you have Wish, that you're so diligently sharing with us on the forums, and direct them towards your alliance! If you spent all this time that you...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Jul 2009, 12:03
Replies: 72
Views: 5,781
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Ascrime

This is exactly the problem. The alliances able to challenge for #1 are not challenging. Ascendancy stepped up and organised a block because noone else was capable or willing to lead. It wasn't...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Jul 2009, 12:16
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliance/Galaxy Defence Mission

A huge part of this game is the community, i.e. communication between players. You'd be removing an irreplaceable quantity of the humanity of the game, a big no from me.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2009, 14:38
Replies: 156
Views: 12,197
Posted By ellonweb
Re: No drama?

VenoX is my e-hero!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2009, 19:22
Replies: 156
Views: 12,197
Posted By ellonweb
Re: No drama?

Officially no, but that doesn't mean you're not trying for similar sentiment!

<Hunter> eventually we will all be ****ed by apprime
<@gm|away> not if we get on thier side

:salute:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2009, 18:33
Replies: 156
Views: 12,197
Posted By ellonweb
Re: No drama?

Give the spread of their planets and - as you said - the quality of their players, it is only going to get harder and harder to dent Apprime as their fortresses grow stronger and stronger.

On the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2009, 13:08
Replies: 156
Views: 12,197
Posted By ellonweb
Re: No drama?

And then we'd still be left with Apprime having a huge lead. Nice plan Batman!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Jul 2009, 17:10
Replies: 156
Views: 12,197
Posted By ellonweb
Re: No drama?

EC are fat. EC got incs. OMG IT'S A CONSPIRACY THEY'RE ALL OUT TO GET YOU!!!11ONE.

Or maybe they just went roiding, you know, like how everyone else who plays the game?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Jul 2009, 18:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Using unique constraints

Have you fixed the bug then?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Jul 2009, 14:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Using unique constraints

There were only two when I finally got Cin to fix it!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jul 2009, 22:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Using unique constraints

:up:
(It was only two, btw.)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jun 2009, 23:24
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Cabeza Round 32

OK! :salute:

PS. A serious salute for offering your tools up, having good tech is a barrier that new alliances shouldn't have to face. Perhaps consider open sourcing your work?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Jun 2009, 02:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Problems with the login question

Paying customers shouldn't have to get used to broken functionality.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2009, 16:44
Replies: 160
Views: 12,531
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 32 Predictions?

Don't feed the troll :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jun 2009, 01:59
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 32 Roundname

I thought that was last round's plan...
:derail:

Also that isn't really a question of honour.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jun 2009, 00:15
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 32 Roundname

Question of honour? What the **** kind of name is that? Exactly whose honour is in question here? Man you guys all suck! :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Jun 2009, 21:27
Replies: 45
Views: 3,228
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Notifications on in-game events

SMSes wouldn't need to be international, but I guess they would be premium rate.

One or two SMSes to save your fleet per round is probably a lot cheaper than a shiny new phone! It allows the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Jun 2009, 19:23
Replies: 160
Views: 12,531
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 32 Predictions?

I hope someone out there is taking the initiative and building a strong alliance to compete for the win!

Venox and Wish may have failed but at least they tried, and I'm pretty sure they made...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Jun 2009, 19:14
Replies: 45
Views: 3,228
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Notifications on in-game events

While I know this is starting to drag the suggestion off topic, I want to contest this stand point. Some people can afford expensive phones that have wifi built in and can access internet from almost...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2009, 00:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By ellonweb
Re: New Player Guide

Would suggest allowing everyone that registers to edit it (perhaps some kind of verification, or if this could be linked to a PA portal aswell...) and I'm sure there'll be a lot of time invested by...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2009, 00:29
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Planetarion Banner

Just posting in agreement with the last few posts that some form of merge between the two (Lobster's design, Pete's wording) is a good way to go.

Alternating between a simple design (like...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jun 2009, 23:39
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Planetarion Banner

To elaborate, this is a good start, certainly better than nothing. If you take on and react to your customers' constructive criticism (some excellent points above) as well as you did in the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jun 2009, 14:46
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Planetarion Banner

A step in the right direction!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jun 2009, 02:48
Replies: 45
Views: 3,228
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Notifications on in-game events

Excellent idea, and as said in the OP provides a good route of further monetization for Pete. If an initial email system can be implemented for next round, then further delivery routes can be added...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 May 2009, 16:04
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Planetarion frontpage

I like Appoco's announcement in MrLobster's mock up...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 May 2009, 15:11
Replies: 46
Views: 7,760
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 19:42
Replies: 46
Views: 8,077
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Who we were r30

You are: The Useless Idiots (6:1:15) Ter (Clear)
Size: 3,003 41
Value: 8,263,284 90
Score: 9,503,184 109
XP: 20,665 563

Harpy 800010 Titan 250,000
Syren 367,184 Lynx 14,748
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Apr 2009, 00:16
Replies: 44
Views: 3,379
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Disgusting ways

While I agree it seems like some of these fleet names may be a little over the acceptable boundary, removing the ability to create your own fleet names takes away a little bit of fun people have....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Apr 2009, 17:00
Replies: 37
Views: 2,602
Posted By ellonweb
Re: so. rollback or end round now?

I just love it that when people make so many posts begging of some form of response from PATeam, time after time, IF there is any response at all, it's to completely irrelevant posts, ignoring the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 19:01
Replies: 37
Views: 2,602
Posted By ellonweb
Re: so. rollback or end round now?

Thank you, representative of #support, for a most excellent contribution to the Forums and the Game, useful as always!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 16:40
Replies: 47
Views: 4,446
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliances and Fortress galaxies

First and only, on reflection.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 16:34
Replies: 55
Views: 4,891
Posted By ellonweb
Re: best player to be ingal with?

CarDi has been great this round, tons of fun, provides us with plenty of comedy in the gal chan (and in game too!). And when the shit hits the fan he gets serious too, his DCing has been great. Whole...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 16:24
Replies: 84
Poll: Round Length
Views: 7,688
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round Length

Reiterating my belief that round lengths shouldn't be set in stone and should be varied depending on how the round is going.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Apr 2009, 15:57
Replies: 47
Views: 4,446
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Alliances and Fortress galaxies

English sucks.
A fortress is a fortress, something hard to attack, something easily defended.

In the past, successful fence galaxies could have been called fortresses (because they were, see...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 20:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Did you accept Nitz ?

Or the time where I denied Mav entry under 3 different nicks in less than a week!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 19:56
Replies: 37
Views: 2,602
Posted By ellonweb
Re: so. rollback or end round now?

We're already owed 4 days extra! :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 15:39
Replies: 97
Views: 6,860
Posted By ellonweb
Re: I got it right!!!

In r28, Asc dominated. There was close to zero opposition then though.
It's impossible to have a decent opposition to fight with, and at the same time be able to dominate them, the terms are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 15:35
Replies: 97
Views: 6,860
Posted By ellonweb
Re: I got it right!!!

Ascendancy have been playing PA for how many rounds now? 14? And after all those rounds, you still think there might be a drop of some maturity hiding somewhere in Ascendancy?...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 15:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Did you accept Nitz ?

*Sigh.*
Mav back to his usual fail antics.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Apr 2009, 13:06
Replies: 97
Views: 6,860
Posted By ellonweb
Re: I got it right!!!

Let me get this right, you're saying this is the greatest victory of PA you've seen, but you're criticising the victors for being proud of their hard work? Furthermore, as Theam said, no-one (or at...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Mar 2009, 12:39
Replies: 32
Views: 4,208
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 31+ Proposed Downtime Procedure

Nice job PATeam.

Can we have extra days added on to the round to make up for the downtime though? I paid* for 10 weeks this round and I'm getting only 9**! :(

* I didn't actually waste any of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Mar 2009, 12:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Start of Next Round

Why do you guys care about initing your precious roids so much? It counts for jack shit. Better waste your time at work doing it (or don't waste time at all) than waste a weekend initing!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Mar 2009, 03:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Start of Next Round

Hadn't seen that suggestion when I made my post above, but I like it! :)
Please check it out Pete!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Mar 2009, 02:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Start of Next Round

Personally, Friday night starts are very bad for me, so it's nice to see this being opened up.


I take issue with this detail though: The evening the round starts has very little impact, there's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Mar 2009, 21:42
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

Ascendancy has no intentions of warring NewDawn.


At the beginning of the week, Ascendancy was 10m behind NewDawn. That gap is now 13m. Ascendancy are crashing more. Go figure.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Mar 2009, 02:53
Replies: 128
Views: 8,443
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Are YOU blind?

It'd be better if there was a way to encourage other alliance peons to post rather than banning Ascendancy posters.

That said, I think irreversible damage was done when HCs started banning their...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 22:16
Replies: 50
Views: 2,995
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Bashing.

Soloing for quick roid growth is a valid tactic.
Bashing was eliminated when a 40% bash limit was introduced.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 19:40
Replies: 67
Views: 4,945
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Difference between Round 30 Alliances

Orbit have expressed this opinion before. Either he's using the same shit joke twice or he's not joking.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 14:42
Replies: 48
Views: 2,327
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Reviewing Downtime Procedures

Majority of HCs lack these skills.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 03:51
Replies: 50
Views: 2,995
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Bashing.

Sorry, was looking at Patrikc's original post when I wrote that, my bad, your use of defending fleets mixed with planets confused me.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 03:27
Replies: 67
Views: 4,945
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Difference between Round 30 Alliances

That's ****ing retarded. An alliance asks you for help in a war and you want to be given permission to farm them?? Ignoring the fact YOU'LL GET CLOSED, why the **** would anyone agree to that?
There...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Mar 2009, 03:21
Replies: 61
Views: 9,151
Posted By ellonweb
Re: About time for a GUI update

I like the colour scheme and the layout is decent too.
Using copyrighted images is a problem, but I hope someone at Fubra might see this and use it as inspiration and create a better version from...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 03:18
Replies: 50
Views: 2,995
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Bashing.

You didn't say average originally! :(

Surely that'd just encourage the escorting of smaller planets as the small planets would not only benefit from the escort but also lower the average for the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 03:07
Replies: 67
Views: 4,945
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Difference between Round 30 Alliances

What you guys need is an integrated webby/IRC request system, that's where the future's at! :cool:

Talking of, I ought to finish that Merlin code...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 03:00
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

I was taking Omen's actions in game as indicators of what Omen feels. There was some hope mid week but it seems things in Omen HQ have reverted back, so tell me if you disagree with the direction...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Mar 2009, 02:53
Replies: 50
Views: 2,995
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Bashing.

Moron.
You were right originally Light: if a big teamup gets through, in the vast majority of cases there is zero def. So the defending value would only be the target (or zero, if only fleet value),...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Mar 2009, 22:09
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

I think this is the way that most people in Ascendancy feel. I hope, really hope, that Omen feel the same way, there must certainly be a lot of respect earned for both sides. If they realise this,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Mar 2009, 18:25
Replies: 48
Views: 2,327
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Reviewing Downtime Procedures

I would also urge PA Team to increase their communication with the community during these down times, everybody wants to know what's going on and it'd be a better use of your time to spend 5 minutes...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Mar 2009, 03:51
Replies: 84
Poll: Round Length
Views: 7,688
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round Length

The ONLY reason this round has been a good one, is that there was more than one good alliance.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 21:39
Replies: 112
Views: 6,602
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

I strongly suggest against the use of anything remotely similar to the current java com unit or mibbit, as attracting new users will not be done with yet another web-irc clone of a desktop client...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 21:38
Replies: 112
Views: 6,602
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

Aha, yeh, didn't realize P10 was the protocol for irc server-server communication. So yeh, I guess it would be best to go with that. It might (I say this without any research) be easier to run a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 21:00
Replies: 112
Views: 6,602
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

This is essentially what I was thinking about in my first post.
I made the assumption that the new owner is willing to invest both financially (server) and time/effort (potentially lots of code).
I...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 20:54
Replies: 84
Poll: Round Length
Views: 7,688
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round Length

:(
It was a nice coincidence that this 10 week round coincided with the best fought round in ages. I'd hate to see a 10 week equivalent of r28.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 20:53
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

Being a BG of another alliance doesn't give you the alliance win.
The second one I will dispute unless you care to provide more details of the round, otherwise I've no idea when you're talking...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 19:07
Replies: 112
Views: 6,602
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Keeping new Players / new chat

As Kenny said, removing IRC just wouldn't be possible without killing the current community off.

However, to make a separate chat system would be bad. The old community would invariably ignore it...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2009, 08:51
Replies: 84
Poll: Round Length
Views: 7,688
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round Length

Following on from what JBG and Lok have written, I think that round lengths should not be set in stone. There should be a maximum (otherwise there is no rush from alliances, and I'm sure Fubra also...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Mar 2009, 17:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Mar 2009, 17:12
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

Give Asc a level playing field and they'll give everyone a chance to win, don't provide that playing field and Asc will find another field to play at, at their opponents' expense.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Mar 2009, 13:22
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

ND are NOT in a position to kill to birds with one stone. As JBG said, Asc will no longer do the leg work for others in the knowledge that they will not be given a chance to benefit from their work....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Mar 2009, 11:47
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

In case you weren't paying attention, that's exactly what Asc was doing at the beginning of the week. However when you have the rest of the universe anally raping you it's kind of hard to fight such...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Mar 2009, 11:16
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

I'm not asking anyone to do anyone else's dirty work. Asc and Omen have done all the major warring so far. Neither side can win at the moment. For either side to not win, it would be an injustice. I...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Mar 2009, 22:55
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

Sigh, there are so many morons posting here it hurts.

CT are over 25m ahead, taking into account Hanzi's hidden prod calculations.
If either Asc or Omen want to win (both claim they do), they...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2009, 23:26
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

Where is this support button and when did I click it? :confused:


You're forgetting there's another 4.5 weeks, not 1.5 left!
Nice propaganda effort though! :salute:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2009, 22:04
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

Moron post.
This is not a win-win. If Asc stops targeting CT, Asc effectively give up any chance they currently have of winning.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2009, 22:01
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

I dunno tbh, there's quite a lot of hate going around for CT too! Omen might have (seemingly) failed to fight Asc 1vs1, but at least they tried!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2009, 20:45
Replies: 665
Views: 41,367
Posted By ellonweb
Re: An open message to Planetarion

As JBG has said, he didn't intend this as a threat, I think it is more as a way of expressing some reasoning and logic, and hopefully this is what the respective HCs will see.
If they don't, that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Mar 2009, 19:17
Replies: 188
Views: 10,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Because of the long round!!

Reading Hanzi/CBA/Kila's posts is hurting my IQ.
Leave off Game ffs, he's far better than you lot combined.

As for Theam's pnap, Jester justified it pretty well.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Feb 2009, 16:02
Replies: 188
Views: 10,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Because of the long round!!

CT's average is higher than Asc's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Feb 2009, 15:57
Replies: 188
Views: 10,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Because of the long round!!

Oh look, it's the Omen propaganda machine! :salute:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Feb 2009, 15:53
Replies: 188
Views: 10,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Because of the long round!!

I should rephrase what I wrote. Asc never had its team-mates hit the enemy (Omen), only used for hitting the flak, whereas Omen had Vgn (and Factory) directly targetting Asc.

Oh and yeh, your post...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Feb 2009, 13:04
Replies: 188
Views: 10,982
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Because of the long round!!

Without wanting to start a debate about what defines a block, Omen and VGN actually coordinated attacks, whereas Asc and CT were simply napped (to the best of my knowledge). So yes, Asc has been in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Feb 2009, 13:42
Replies: 75
2:9
Views: 5,724
Posted By ellonweb
Re: 2:9

He's not in c200 anymore! In fact he must have really newbed the whole c200 thing as he's down almost 1k roids!:salute:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Feb 2009, 12:36
Replies: 75
2:9
Views: 5,724
Posted By ellonweb
Re: 2:9

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to CBA again.
:(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Feb 2009, 12:35
Replies: 75
2:9
Views: 5,724
Posted By ellonweb
Re: 2:9

Bofredo learnt the wrong lesson from being ingal with Reese last round :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Feb 2009, 18:53
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

Ad hominem ftw, eh?



mz has never said Ascendancy are not capable of catching CT, merely that it is unlikely. Indeed, the cards are all in Conspiracy's hands, if they play them right they will...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Feb 2009, 13:02
Replies: 75
2:9
Views: 5,724
Posted By ellonweb
Re: 2:9

Considering a multitude of people have posted to the contrary, backing up their opinions with their reasoning and logic behind their statement, would you care to do the same?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Feb 2009, 02:52
Replies: 75
2:9
Views: 5,724
Posted By ellonweb
Re: 2:9

I think whichever side diverts attention to CT will not destroy CT before they are destroyed by the other, but then that other will be able to finish off CT so end result is the same!



Perhaps...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Feb 2009, 19:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By ellonweb
Re: prescreen the ad feed

Wait, there are adverts on the forums? :o
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Feb 2009, 01:34
Replies: 57
Views: 4,856
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Fubra / Pete

You're completely missing the point.
All of this conversation is entirely redundant, you all need to learn to read.

IF (big if) this Facebook integration that Fubra mentioned (and people have...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2009, 21:03
Replies: 49
Views: 3,183
Posted By ellonweb
Re: To PATEAM

My bad!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Feb 2009, 20:33
Replies: 25
Views: 2,237
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Downtime procedure

Any kind of "fixed" policy will result in whining when you end up on the wrong side of the resolution.
On the other hand, having a dynamic policy, something not set in stone, will inevitably result...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2009, 20:28
Replies: 57
Views: 4,856
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Fubra / Pete

Having played a little with the Facebook Platform myself, thought I'd just comment on that (in agreement!) before people panic about it like Mit.

It'd be very easy to "twin" a Facebook account to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2009, 20:22
Replies: 49
Views: 3,183
Posted By ellonweb
Re: To PATEAM

If you're employed for (more than) 40h a week, why is there such a lack of game development? You could make a whole new game in two weeks or so (upper estimate) if you put those hours in.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Feb 2009, 15:52
Replies: 53
Views: 4,660
Posted By ellonweb
Re: rollback ?

I haven't logged in in a while. What's happened?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Feb 2009, 15:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Galaxy DC Bot

Good code shouldn't need comments.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jan 2009, 16:09
Replies: 19
Views: 3,132
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Isaac - A Cheap Galaxy Bot

For Windows Vista it's slightly different. My Computer -> Properties. Then on the left pane there is "Advanced system settings". Then go to the Advanced tab, and then Environmental variables.

...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jan 2009, 13:58
Replies: 46
Views: 4,509
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Omen tardism

Wish you are such a meanie! :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jan 2009, 17:27
Replies: 105
Views: 9,399
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Omac

This is hardly the time to discuss redeveloping the game. These ideas have been floating around for ages, and as long as the code and creative direction stays in the hands of the current PA Team, you...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Jan 2009, 01:20
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

Did somone just say CT are good? :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Jan 2009, 23:18
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

Wow, talk about blowing your own horn, Mav.
I had a feeling Kralizec had something to do with it but wasn't sure.
Omen never won a round of Planet-ia pre Hydra merge as an individual alliance.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Jan 2009, 17:33
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

I may be mistaken, but back in Planet-ia, Hydra was a preexisting alliance with a long history (starting back in old Planetarion). Omen was a separate group created by Silverbullet and Shoshuro...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2009, 19:34
Replies: 105
Views: 9,399
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Omac

Well this sucks.

Having not played PA back in "the good old days", I'm curious what it is about Spinner that everyone seems to think is so special? Is he some kind of gaming messiah, is he really...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jan 2009, 23:37
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

You just read 7 pages of this crap? :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jan 2009, 17:31
Replies: 56
Views: 5,951
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Dear Omen

mod_python
!!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jan 2009, 23:13
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jan 2009, 21:47
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

Venox didn't join Ascendancy, he was allowed to join the channel for a short period to see for himself how few members there are currently in Ascendancy.

learn2read
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jan 2009, 19:13
Replies: 29
Views: 2,273
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Guess whos back, back again.

ex-ROCK Devlin?
If so, hi!

If not... err... hi anyway!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jan 2009, 19:03
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Change to Scan IDs

Cin's future plan involves switching scan ids to alphanumerics, so yeh I'll use a string. When you think about it, the id doesn't actually represent anything, it is just a key to get at the data so...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Jan 2009, 23:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Change to Scan IDs

Thanks for discussion in #support.
In light of Cin's plans for the future I will change my storage strategy.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Jan 2009, 21:53
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By ellonweb
Change to Scan IDs

For people coding external tool sites that wish to parse scans, it is rather useful to store the IDs of scans and scan groups, usually inside a database. Fortunately the biggest number an Integer (as...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Dec 2008, 22:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Imagining the Tenth Dimension

Very interesting, thanks :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Dec 2008, 20:05
Replies: 19
Views: 3,132
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Isaac - A Cheap Galaxy Bot

Python comes as standard on nix and Mac distributions afaik, and for windows it's a simple install :)

morrow: as way of improvement, I'd suggest a simple system of updating the defence channel...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Dec 2008, 14:21
Replies: 172
Views: 13,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: So yeh enough of this Asc > *, but my alliance coulda been better if crap

After some reflection, perhaps the problem does not lie with HCs but with members, here's an alternate take on things:

If more members were to volunteer themselves as officers, DCs, then we would...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Dec 2008, 13:35
Replies: 172
Views: 13,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: So yeh enough of this Asc > *, but my alliance coulda been better if crap

At what point does a game become a life style?
The answer to that question, and the amount of time some people put into this game might hold the keys to the real problem. :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Dec 2008, 13:19
Replies: 172
Views: 13,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: So yeh enough of this Asc > *, but my alliance coulda been better if crap

I think a large factor in Ascendancy's recent successes has been down to member coordination. Everyone's (almost, anyway) phone numbers are available, and people are willing to get online for defence...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Dec 2008, 15:46
Replies: 435
Views: 33,909
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Round 30 - Gamethread

eXi never played three rounds in a row.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Dec 2008, 00:49
Replies: 32
Views: 5,188
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Rankings etc from Round 29

Link to r16 EoRC plz.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2008, 19:58
Replies: 32
Views: 5,188
Posted By ellonweb
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2008, 19:21
Replies: 32
Views: 5,188
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Rankings etc from Round 29

Where can I find the EoRC?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Dec 2008, 19:16
Replies: 40
Views: 4,398
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Who We Were R29

You are: The Path (5:3:15) Etd (Clear)
Size: 1,552 93
Value: 5,053,558 56
Score: 6,058,738 67
XP: 16,753 419

Wasn't planning on playing the round but Kenny nagged a few times and I was a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Dec 2008, 18:37
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Top 100 scannable

The only people I can seriously see benefiting from this are Hanzi and similar nuts that enjoy scanning everyone and everything for very little purpose. Why don't we make a page that lists all the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Dec 2008, 14:50
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Top 100 scannable

I'm against cluttering up the t100 page. Clutter is bad and not user friendly.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Dec 2008, 10:35
Replies: 172
Views: 13,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: So yeh enough of this Asc > *, but my alliance coulda been better if crap

If Asc plays full force like in r28, I doubt a full block would be able to stop a win. Although that's mainly down to that block's inability to organise itself.

However, the chances of Asc playing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Dec 2008, 21:33
Replies: 172
Views: 13,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: So yeh enough of this Asc > *, but my alliance coulda been better if crap

The beginning of a round doesn't really have a significant effect on the final result.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Dec 2008, 20:22
Replies: 179
Views: 12,565
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

Change is good, but change for the sake of change is most definitely not.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Dec 2008, 20:14
Replies: 172
Views: 13,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: So yeh enough of this Asc > *, but my alliance coulda been better if crap

This just isn't true.*
Playing with Reese, she earned a lot of respect from me, she's a good player and made a good GC. Of course the exiling incident changes things quite a bit, but I'll leave that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Dec 2008, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Show Fleet Landing Tick

If you're gonna do things dynamically, it'd be pretty nice if it could work out where you're sending your fleet, and therefore only need to show one eta.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Dec 2008, 16:04
Replies: 172
Views: 13,997
Posted By ellonweb
Re: So yeh enough of this Asc > *, but my alliance coulda been better if crap

CBA makes me giggle like a little school girl with his OTT efforts to try and be e-cool now he's in Ascendancy :).
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Dec 2008, 03:23
Replies: 601
Views: 50,488
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Rnd 29 predictions

CT haven't finished 2nd yet. There's still a week left! ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Dec 2008, 15:53
Replies: 601
Views: 50,488
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Rnd 29 predictions

I was drawing on history to make logical comparisons to the present state of the game. What's wrong with that? :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Dec 2008, 12:44
Replies: 601
Views: 50,488
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Rnd 29 predictions

It's not like Ascendancy went into this round with the intention/objective of winning the round. Around tick 500 Ascendancy found itself in a position where there was a chance of winning, and then...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2008, 17:52
Replies: 117
5:3
Views: 6,162
Posted By ellonweb
Re: 5:3

Oh great and all knowing CBA, how we admire and appreciate your wonderful insights!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2008, 13:07
Replies: 55
Views: 3,782
Posted By ellonweb
Re: re-write the manual for the combat code!

For the record, either solution is a good solution in my opinion, but one requires more effort than the other, doing both wouldn't hurt though!
(If the effort is put into writing a clear...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2008, 13:01
Replies: 117
5:3
Views: 6,162
Posted By ellonweb
Re: 5:3

I Invoke The Right Donation In 1800000 1800000 1900000 0 0 0 N/A 893
Byrney Donation In 1000000 1000000 1000000 0 0 0 N/A 893
Lubricated Oilyness Donation In 200000 200000 200000 0 0 0 N/A 893
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Dec 2008, 21:24
Replies: 55
Views: 3,782
Posted By ellonweb
Re: re-write the manual for the combat code!

Here's a far simpler and less resource intensive solution. (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=196411#10) Still yet to see a PATeam response to this btw!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2008, 01:10
Replies: 82
Views: 5,153
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Blahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa

To appease their few good players and encourage them not to leave?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2008, 19:43
Replies: 82
Views: 5,153
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Blahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa

He started in ASS, joined Ascendancy around ticks 400-500 or thereabouts.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Dec 2008, 00:24
Replies: 47
Views: 2,230
Posted By ellonweb
Re: People leaving

Looks like VdM's and Willzzz's closures are pretty retarded hunting.

I'm curious why the Support Planet rule reintroduced, I remember all the fuss and effort that went into getting it removed in...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Dec 2008, 07:58
Replies: 47
Views: 2,230
Posted By ellonweb
Re: People leaving

But that was exactly OMAC's objective. They look like heroes, but their income is negligibly affected. And, if new players do start to arrive, they will find it easier to get into a free game (and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2008, 21:23
Replies: 601
Views: 50,488
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Rnd 29 predictions

When was it denied that Ascendancy "blocked" against Denial?
Blocking / teaming-up is a fact of the game. It's a good thing and it's how politics work (assuming they're sensible and fluid, and not...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Dec 2008, 20:53
Replies: 47
Views: 2,230
Posted By ellonweb
Re: People leaving

Two out of four posts isn't a majority, two posts alone isn't a lot.
OP: please quantify your post with some evidence to back your claim up.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Nov 2008, 19:30
Replies: 83
Views: 7,323
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Scannerschan

A couple of improvements I'd like to see: the bot is too strict on typing colon separated coordinates, should be easy enough to accept other formats; after a scan request return an ID, to use with...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Nov 2008, 18:36
Replies: 55
Views: 3,782
Posted By ellonweb
Re: re-write the manual for the combat code!

This is an utterly awful argument. As has been said above, inaccurate bcalcs are already worthless.

I'd still like to see a PATeam response to this:...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Nov 2008, 21:08
Replies: 32
Views: 2,676
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Why Rollback?

Posting in agreement with the above.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Nov 2008, 23:20
Replies: 601
Views: 50,488
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Rnd 29 predictions

What plan are you speaking of? There was no conscious effort ahead of tick start to find a group of players willing to sign up. Ascendancy went into the round with a smaller member count, with no...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Nov 2008, 12:56
Replies: 23
Views: 3,259
Posted By ellonweb
Re: PA Bcalc ?

How about making a front-end to the already existing and perfectly accurate bcalc that PA already has? Yes, you know, that wonderful piece of code that makes up part of the thing we call the ticker....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Nov 2008, 22:27
Replies: 32
Views: 3,996
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Grudges

I disagree, I've certainly seen cases HCs trying to dissuade member's grudges. It's hard to generalize to be honest, because different grudges will form for different reasons.

To the OP: I think...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Nov 2008, 13:48
Replies: 83
Views: 7,323
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Scannerschan

I didn't compare #transcendancy to #scans, I compared Achilles trying to provide an fair and equal system to what you are trying to do. Achilles and the other scanners set out to provide a fair and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Nov 2008, 03:35
Replies: 83
Views: 7,323
Posted By ellonweb
Re: Scannerschan

Tons of programmers put time and effort into many other projects that they are happy to release into the open. Looking at PA, Munin is a good example of this.

How can we, or for that matter the...
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