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Forum: General Discussions 25 Dec 2009, 09:42
Replies: 57
Views: 6,629
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: who still alive?

/me waves. :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2009, 09:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all, all the best for new year's too! :)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Sep 2009, 09:57
Replies: 37
Sticky: #Strategy
Views: 29,561
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: #Strategy

No, only plenty of hot air. :(
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Sep 2009, 06:45
Replies: 37
Sticky: #Strategy
Views: 29,561
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: #Strategy

In 10 hours I get sent back to Canberra :( :(
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Sep 2009, 05:10
Replies: 37
Sticky: #Strategy
Views: 29,561
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: #Strategy

Isnt everyone available when they're not idle? ;)
Forum: General Discussions 19 Sep 2009, 15:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,756
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Higher Education

18 months. What's the score? :p

(apologies for the bump - i've been away for a bit :p).
Forum: General Discussions 19 Sep 2009, 12:54
Replies: 51
Views: 6,229
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Is Bigger Government Better

I wouldnt be so sure about this. I must acknowledge that I am somewhat prejudiced as I am now a Commonwealth public servant.

At least in Australia, government departments have strict chains of...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Sep 2009, 12:37
Replies: 51
Views: 6,229
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Is Bigger Government Better

I'm an outsider so not completely up to speed with the goings-on in the US political debate, but how is Obama's government already 'ruining the country'?

My limited understanding would suggest...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Sep 2009, 12:27
Replies: 51
Views: 6,229
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Is Bigger Government Better

This might be the case in the US (as I am not familiar with their education system), but I would have thought that this kind of result could be explained through some form of adverse selection -...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2009, 12:19
Replies: 35
Views: 3,571
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: PAteam and top rate comedy

Wow.

Round 33, and we're still going over the same inertia that motivated me to leave back in R23, still talking about stuff like micromanagement which I worked on years before that.

Rather...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jun 2008, 01:40
Replies: 30
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: pateam

They are there for new players. New players need to know how to predict a battle via battle calcs, they need to launch, scan, calculate defence and predict the final outcome of the battle, and if...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2008, 13:32
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Living Expenses

Hmm. I suppose my %age income spent on rent is negative.

\o/
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jun 2008, 02:37
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Latest Kyoto Report for EU

But then again, this wouldnt necessarily be useful information. If you assume that the emissions that are easiest (and thus cheapest) to eliminate get eliminated first, which isnt unreasonable, then...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 23:32
Replies: 30
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: pateam

Fake attack one (or more) of the bots, wait for PA team to defend them. Then attack the defending planet with real ships to get even more roids and XP. If Cin (or whomever) recalls, then you still...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 09:06
Replies: 166
Views: 7,631
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

Now, i'm not going to challenge your point about perceived MH bias due to former or future alliance affiliations, as that's a seperate issue. Mind you, its like calling the mod biased because they're...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 04:42
Replies: 166
Views: 7,631
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

The effect of which it artificially deflates your planet's value, so you gain more XP per attack. And if you are attacked, you have significant resources available to prod out of your own incoming...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Jun 2008, 13:49
Replies: 166
Views: 7,631
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial HCs Round 27

Vision! :D

You know we'll win anyway :p
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jun 2008, 02:50
Replies: 16
Views: 2,474
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Interesting flash game

I'm an idiot. I still dont get it. :(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Jun 2008, 09:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Paying for scans.

That's a bit unusual.

If you make the Universal Scan system a repository of only completed scans, then you achieve much in the way of limiting technology to people - eg, they wont have JGPs or AUs...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 18 Jun 2008, 02:12
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

I have to agree, looking at this last night, i was wondering why etds werent going for the CR. I think that some of them just got into the rut of building FR early, then got stuck because they always...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jun 2008, 13:05
Replies: 78
Views: 4,501
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Work place dilemma

"All the way with LBJ. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War)"
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Jun 2008, 13:01
Replies: 89
Views: 5,292
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: No new alliances?

yeah mate, its about tick 250.
I'm a scanner! \o/
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jun 2008, 02:04
Replies: 78
Views: 4,501
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Work place dilemma

You're a do-gooder with massive rose tinted glasses.

That's the kind of thing that do-gooders do.



I think anyway, i'm not Mz :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Jun 2008, 12:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Barbarian invasion & the rise of the Rebels

I remember floating an idea like this a few years ago. Essentially, lots of players (or at least, planets) left around Round 5 when PA became Pay to Play. I suggested that the whole universe could...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Jun 2008, 00:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Barbarian invasion & the rise of the Rebels

I'll go into more detail after my maths exam.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Jun 2008, 22:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Barbarian invasion & the rise of the Rebels

In rounds past, this might have been possible. But by a rough guide, the top 16 alliances of ~880 planets currently hold 300+million score at tick 218. Given that Sandmans also says...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Jun 2008, 14:17
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Limited Prelaunches

Will this account for attack only, or for defence too?

I can imagine that defence would soak up quite a lot of that time in short order.
Imagine the ticks lost when setting a fleet into +12...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Jun 2008, 09:45
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

I'm giving the Bombers a go, but i feel depressed whenever i look at a battlecalc that i need them to actually kill something :(.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jun 2008, 10:34
Replies: 49
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planetarion for new players

The link to PA wiki on your .txt file isnt going to work, Gate :).
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2008, 15:21
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Reading On The Move

I suppose you could stand infront of a tube train, and if you survive then you would have quite a few months of a solid hospital stay in order to catch up on as much reading as you desire! Dense or...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jun 2008, 12:59
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: ETD: just a bad cold or terminal cancer ?

This may be the case, but less pronounced with multiple targeting. It really depends entirely on the stats of the day, and obviously statbuilders would have to keep this in mind.



Well, that...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2008, 09:37
Replies: 78
Views: 4,501
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Work place dilemma

No. Hand in your notice in the required timeframe as specified in your original contract.

Inform them that if they cannot find a replacement for you in a month, finding a replacement in 6 weeks is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jun 2008, 09:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: ETD: just a bad cold or terminal cancer ?

Well, tbh i think the major failing was that subverted ships were indestructible. Remove that and sure, you might cause mayhem in either attack or defence, but you'll still loose the ships at the end...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Jun 2008, 18:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Roid initing warning

IT could be a matter of timing.. eg next roid research done in 1-4 ticks or whatever, but you have to go to work/bed/etc. Init the roids now, they start working once the research is done, no worries....
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 Jun 2008, 18:45
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cathaar?

tobbe got to be #1 in Universe, AND #1 Cathaar.

Clearly, my original assertion that something is wrong with the race is correct. :)

<3
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Jun 2008, 10:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Roid initing warning

saying why this might be a problem could help.

eg, " Warning you are initating over your mining limit which might attract unwanted attention from our planet's many universal enemies, you will NOT...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Jun 2008, 12:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cathaar?

That's not overly difficult, given that there are only four threads in here from the last few months.





I was just surprised, that's all.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Jun 2008, 12:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cathaar?

why would caths bother to try and get salvage?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jun 2008, 11:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Salvage Ship?

Well, no its not. Cargoes used to steal from roids, this would only steal salvage.

Thus, if you have a battle where nothing died (eg, target ran or Cathaar EMP) then the salvage ship could collect...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Jun 2008, 09:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cathaar?

But isnt this consistent behaviour with Cathaar normally? And even despite this, arent they usually doing better at this stage of the round?

That's essentially my point.

Cathaars tend to do...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Jun 2008, 09:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Cathaar?

I know its extremely early round, but after having a quick look at Sandmans' (http://www.sandmans.co.uk/?p=racestats), i was quite surprised to see how poorly Cathaar was going. I mean, only 5...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Jun 2008, 13:44
Replies: 5
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Jun 2008, 13:34
Replies: 5
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: A Guide to Quests

This is quite possibly true - when I was doing it myself, i have this terrible habit of just smashing 99 into each box and letting the game work out how many roids to init.

But if anyone wants to...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 8 Jun 2008, 12:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Howling Rain R27

lol :)

Lovely, best of luck guys!! :)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Jun 2008, 06:39
Replies: 5
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
A Guide to Quests

Given the reintroduction of Quests to Planetarion again, it seems sensible to write something about what they are, how to do them, and how best to make use of them to get your planet off to the best...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 Jun 2008, 05:39
Replies: 7
Views: 15,891
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Generic Startup Guide (Mk 2)

"It's Time."

Introduction
Finally, I am writing to update the Generic Startup Guide (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=186429), which has seen glorious service for many for years....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Jun 2008, 13:22
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Preferences page

Err, the 'terrible' one. R23 default skin atm.
But iirc all of the skins work in a similar way*, there is a link on the con/res page that you click which brings down some info about it, eg Light...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Jun 2008, 12:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Implications for Planet Scan

But, a quick look at the ship stats would show that Xans do not have any battleships, so you could use a BA cloaking device on a heavy factory ;).

But even then, it still not balanced because that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Jun 2008, 10:54
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Preferences page

That's true. Many of those things can be 'rationalised' to follow the same format as the Constructions and/or Research page; where you have the title as a link, which once clicked forms a drop down...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Jun 2008, 10:08
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Small "bug" for ETD in quests

Well, i suppose if said new ETD player gets covert opped by that nasty factory killing one, there is less chance of that covert op killing something useful.

:(
Forum: Strategic Discussions 7 Jun 2008, 10:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Implications for Planet Scan

If Xans can cloak their ships, including battleship sized units like the Spectre of old, wouldnt it be possible to cloak a factory?

Sorry, just highlighting that PA is, after all, completely...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 23:39
Replies: 57
Views: 6,493
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: World of Warcraft

I didnt think you went for the women though mate?

"the times, they are a-changing" :(
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 23:28
Replies: 33
Views: 1,888
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Thank You For Your Kind Thoughts

Indeed. It would be terribly unfortunate to have an impromptu heart surgery in the street on the end of some chav's unsanitary blade.

Heart surgery shouldnt be free for foreigners! ;)
Forum: Departing PA Messages 5 Jun 2008, 23:19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,674
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Buddah|away! away for real

They last forever.

Everyone comes back to PA eventually! ;)

Rawr!
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 23:05
Replies: 33
Views: 1,888
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Thank You For Your Kind Thoughts

Good to hear that you're now on the mend, old man :).

Why would you want to go to dreary old london? Are you sure that you didnt take a small bump to the head as well as a heart attack? ;).
Forum: Departing PA Messages 5 Jun 2008, 22:29
Replies: 26
Views: 2,674
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Buddah|away! away for real

Wow, two and a half years later!

Welcome back :)
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 14:39
Replies: 57
Views: 6,493
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: World of Warcraft

Was that the one where they get PKed and then go out and kill some sort of critter for 1xp, level up to get wtfpwn, and take vengeance upon the pk?

I saw that one. I was both entertained and...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 14:28
Replies: 57
Views: 6,493
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 14:10
Replies: 57
Views: 6,493
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: World of Warcraft

I've never tried it.

Any good?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 08:16
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial R27

Indeed. its a bit of a beat-up, but then again, that's what AD is for.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 04:30
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Implications for Planet Scan

Wouldnt it be possible to build 97.8% of whatever you were going to build, and then spend 1.1% of your resources into the other two branches (eg, building FR, you'd spend 1.1% on both FI and CR). So,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 03:18
Replies: 67
Views: 2,276
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The players have voted - round 23 skin sucks

I like the icons, ship planet and header in that mars example, though i'm a bit indifferent to the rest of it (its a bit plain). It might benefit from having some of that rounded grey border around...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 01:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Implications for Planet Scan

Well, it was a general question so it was directed to everyone equally.

I understand that its not meant to be accurate. What i'm getting at is that people will be able to take advantage of the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 00:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Implications for Planet Scan

Thanks Cin.

So, what i said above, but 1% instead of 1 ship.
Is it still worth it?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 00:52
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Implications for Planet Scan

Given that i'm not playing the beta and dont really have the time to experiment, would it be possible for you to have a play to establish what the minimum threshold is?

maybe its 1%?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Jun 2008, 00:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jun 2008, 23:33
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial R27

Anyway, i apologise for hijacking this discussion (such as it is, anyway).
I've made a new thread on Strategy to talk about playing with planet scans in this fashion...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Jun 2008, 23:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Implications for Planet Scan

Given the new changes to the Planet scan, which seems to work as follows (originally described by Denial HC with accurate ranges from Cin, who were experimenting in the beta, unsure of present...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jun 2008, 23:12
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial R27

Well, lets say you have 10 million resources in production. If they're all frigates/destroyers, the scan would look like this:

Factory Usage
Light Medium Heavy
None High None ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jun 2008, 23:08
Replies: 51
Views: 4,524
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: PIA - the Planetarion Intelligance Agency

By the way, i think that this is an excellent idea. It will definitely help people who either arent in an alliance or dont have access to alliance's arbitor databases. Its a massive improvement on...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jun 2008, 23:04
Replies: 51
Views: 4,524
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: PIA - the Planetarion Intelligance Agency

If memory serves, and i've not played for a few rounds so you'll have to check, but some PA scans have the tick number that they were taken in them. thus, i suppose you could use some sort of lookup...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jun 2008, 22:57
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial R27

There would still be in-galaxy defence and so on.
Mind, it would have been more helpful had the whole universe not known about it.

Still, a couple of those things are handy. I've not written...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Jun 2008, 09:24
Replies: 67
Views: 2,276
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The players have voted - round 23 skin sucks

R5, with the advent of Pay to Play, was the first calls of "PA is Dying".
Its a bit old now, really.

Though, i suppose the longer the game lasts, the more probable that they're going to be right,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Jun 2008, 08:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: One man Bands

When i was in Support, every now and again people would come by and ask that the 72 tick waiting period for them be removed so that they could join some alliance immediately.

When they were told...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Jun 2008, 02:05
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: One man Bands

They are hurting themselves though, if they wish to leave their alliance to join a (more functional) alliance. Or was that addressed?

The Powers That Be frequently stop people from making...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Jun 2008, 00:04
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: One man Bands

If you do this, then that would be the downfall of the Peniz-Allianz as that has a maximum membership of 1 person.

Also, alliances like Asc that dont have commanders might think it amusing.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 21:06
Replies: 67
Views: 2,276
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The players have voted - round 23 skin sucks

just because the skins are old, doesnt make them bad.

i wouldnt have thought that having too much choice would be a bad thing either.

just add new skins :).

btw, i actually think changing...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 20:18
Replies: 67
Views: 2,276
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The players have voted - round 23 skin sucks

I did the same, only with the R6-9 Cathaar skin :(.
I tried mixing it up a bit though, with some less popular skins like some wierd psychedelic purple one. That was fun.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 20:12
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

I'm not sure that i agree with the idea of using some arbitrary measure to cut the final rankings by race as a principle. I think its bad statistics.

Sure, the winning alliance's race was over...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 13:10
Replies: 38
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What's going on here then?

Btw, with that last terrible reply on my behalf, Belgarath will have no doubts as to how far GD has (apparently) fallen :(.

I feel like i've dirtied myself.


I apologise.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 13:09
Replies: 38
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What's going on here then?

"You're a towel."
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 11:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: ETD: just a bad cold or terminal cancer ?

Nor have i, but i think so.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 10:27
Replies: 38
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What's going on here then?

But your head is part of your body, and so is your leg. Thus, your leg is part of your head too.

Who cares?
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 10:10
Replies: 38
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What's going on here then?

I would encourage you to seek out a new dentist then. Most dentists only drill 'gaping holes' into people's teeth, rather than their head.

Then again, if you didnt eat so much rubbish, drunk so...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 09:54
Replies: 38
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What's going on here then?

It was International Towel Day mid-last week.
We werent to panic.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 05:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: ETD: just a bad cold or terminal cancer ?

Tbh, i see more choice and more variablility as a good thing. Questions of balance are problematic, sure, but they arent insurmountable. Often, getting balance "almost" right is quite sufficient,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jun 2008, 02:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: ETD: just a bad cold or terminal cancer ?

I always liked the idea of subversion (i might have even come up with it back in the day, calling is Psi-EMP: no credit from PA Team ofc ;)), however the way it was implmeneted back in the day was...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jun 2008, 09:51
Replies: 49
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planetarion for new players

And/or for the 're-education' of posters who need to improve their skillz.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jun 2008, 09:28
Replies: 38
Views: 2,941
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Jun 2008, 09:27
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Purchasing Asteroids

This is still the same as 'back in the day'. In the past, you needed to use amps and asteroid scans to get uninitiated asteroids. You would then init those on your mining page based on a formula that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jun 2008, 04:11
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Races salvage bonus

I think Terrans got a salvage bonus because their weapon power was quite less than other races. Thus, they would kill less enemy fleet, but having a +20% on the salvage meant that they would recover...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Jun 2008, 11:58
Replies: 160
Views: 8,048
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Remove Prelaunches

How good would a compromise me? Attack prelaunch of an hour or two, such that you can still co-ordinate your launch with people of other ship classes and so on, but break the possibility of say...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2008, 10:10
Replies: 49
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planetarion for new players

Well, the latest revision isnt actually too bad. The first step "create a planet" help show where people should be at once they get to this thread finally.

I would have worded and phrased things...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Jun 2008, 08:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: A small change on Fleet Control

Even a small Xan could - if you got unlucky and copped the majority of the fleet, you'd still be just as screwed.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2008, 04:01
Replies: 49
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planetarion for new players

Ah yeah, i've not been a big user of IRC recently as i'm trying to finish off my thesis which is due this week. I'm trying to avoid distractions. Alas, i still find myself coming to this board :( :(....
Forum: General Discussions 31 May 2008, 12:23
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: If you like it, buy it

What? Who is nathen barley? Why do you need to buy him?
Forum: General Discussions 31 May 2008, 11:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Out of the Stoneage

That's a really interesting comment there. To what extent are we distracted by things that we are unaware of? I think this kind of notion is beyond my understanding of philosophy.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 31 May 2008, 11:28
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

Sadly, this is quite possibly Zik itself. Because if you're not Zik, you wont be able to keep up in terms of growth potential (read, wtfpwn) to stay in the top ranks - even if you can kill Ziks more...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 May 2008, 11:24
Replies: 160
Views: 8,048
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Remove Prelaunches

I actually like it. Alot. It would only work if the covert op is successful on you, thus if you dont want to have your prelaunch stuffed with, have a high(er) security level. Seems pretty...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 May 2008, 09:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 6th race, Amazon`s revisited

Just a couple of things. First, you might want to make a note to scroll down on that page to see what you've added, because their advertising seems to cover the first whole screen.

Secondly, i...
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2008, 07:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Hello

My sympathies ;).

I've only sent him mail :).
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 May 2008, 06:26
Replies: 49
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planetarion for new players

The Useful Links thread that i have on Strategy is both a resource for current players looking for advanced information and a one-stop-resource for new players.

Now, often they (should be) the...
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2008, 02:54
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Hello

You're speaking from experience, clearly ;).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 May 2008, 01:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cargo Ships

Cargoes only used to taget resources moving between asteroids and the planet, though in the past they were able to stay for 3 ticks of combat so the cash could have been handy. So, in that respect,...
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2008, 23:25
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

I'm enjoying it though, perhaps i have a predisposition to meta-arguments.

Do go on! ;)
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2008, 13:34
Replies: 33
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Economic Efficiency

You Are Gay; that's essentially opportunity cost though. If you include it in the notion of implicit costs, along with the other implicit costs, in producing goods, then the Romanian production...
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2008, 01:22
Replies: 33
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Economic Efficiency

Well, sort of. That would result in high productivity of the workforce (and probably low capital productivity in a Cobb-Douglas sense), however inputs in the simple notion of Factors of Production...
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2008, 01:17
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: General Discussions 27 May 2008, 00:48
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Help Thy Neighbour

Is that a help or a hinderance?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 May 2008, 15:09
Replies: 24
Views: 2,555
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 27 Name Competition

I went for No Place to Hide.
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 13:53
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

And/or a link to said discussion.

No, i cba forumsearching for it.
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 11:11
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: July 7th 2005

Just a quick question: given that i havent watched the video, is it worth doing so?
Given that i really cba with conspiracy theories, does the video raise any interesting points of discussion for...
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 01:23
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Ah, i see.

Well, to each their own i suppose. Its almost GD's motto.
Forum: General Discussions 26 May 2008, 01:08
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Well, you're right. I did assume you were. I apologise for mis-interpreting.



Do you mean by actually arguing points with language whilst trying to make clear arguments, or stuff about making...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 23:44
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Help Thy Neighbour

If west ham is so bad, why did the immigrant choose to go there?
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 22:59
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Its voluntary, and no-one owns me except the state. So, at worst its excessive servitude? (its not even indebtedness as i dont owe any money to anyone).


Well, in keeping with my new GD style,...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 22:47
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Hopefully, i wont have to work that hard once i have more income from other sources (eg, rent) coming in.

That's the plan anyway.

We'll see :\
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 15:13
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Oh i see.
Perhaps, yes. Alas, i'm not really good at those as i've no practice.
Though i suppose selling crack would just be another form of a salesman...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 14:38
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

To what are you referring? I dont understand :(.
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 12:55
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

I work at my uni teaching economics to first years, i work as a salesman - between these two jobs I can easily get 10 hours of work a day averaging about A$70* per hour (which is now about US$66 an...
Forum: General Discussions 25 May 2008, 04:58
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Yeah, it was so evident that the stockmarket was so over-extended that everyone kept playing the game from greed. Had they known anything about common sense and/or some economic history (Kondratiev,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 May 2008, 14:05
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: BP anyone interested? Less superior than Caj's ofc!

Its a pity there isnt already one for snide remarks.








This post is looking for a home :p.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 May 2008, 14:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Post-planetarion syndrome

I do the same thing as Achilles all the time (constantly re-freshing gal stat like 40 times a tick), because its post-old skool-planetarion when incoming was updated instantly when they were...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2008, 14:01
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

but it does help them, plus its a move towards greater equity in the perceived class struggle and so on. And they would argue that its better than taking money away from the poor (if they have any,...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2008, 08:12
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Givin the high proportion of socialists/communists on this forum, i suppose the above is proof that it was another case of tl;dr ?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 May 2008, 08:08
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Post-planetarion syndrome

haha, i get that sometimes. I'm feeling like getting on home, and after a quick look at my watch I try to decide whether i should rush home to beat the tick or whether i'll miss it anyway so i can be...
Forum: General Discussions 22 May 2008, 04:28
Replies: 59
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Spectator

What? Where did i say that? Did you even read the article?

The only parents who will be influencing what is being taught in schools are those people or organise and formalise any curricula,...
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2008, 00:03
Replies: 59
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Spectator

They dont need to. They pay that much (or more) already per student via government schools and private school subsidies.

Read the article! \o/
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2008, 23:51
Replies: 119
Views: 3,390
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 27 - increase alliance memberlimit to 100

Wasnt there a serious flaw to this idea? I dont remember what it is though :(.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2008, 23:50
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Thoughts Required - Change Round Start Day?

Well, it definately exists. Its the case of, even if you start with more resources such that you can init more roids, but you have fewer ticks before protection ends before you need to have ships...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 23:37
Replies: 59
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Spectator

Well, you've just missed the point then. The New Scientist is great fun - but the whole point of it just has to be the Feedback pages. They definitely brighten my day.



I thought this an...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2008, 23:14
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Thoughts Required - Change Round Start Day?

There is a whole thread on this somewhere, which discussed some issues that were raised, least of which was the amount of coding time that it would take to implement such a change would essentially...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 May 2008, 22:40
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Thoughts Required - Change Round Start Day?

This would be fine, except that those what, two hours? would have very large marginal returns to time; ie, if you couldnt be online for those two hours, then you essentially miss two full days of the...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 16:58
Replies: 59
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Spectator

They might be able to justify it (at least, economically) by saying that "it costs the State 10000pounds per student in every [grammar??] school. It costs the State 6000pounds per student in every...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 May 2008, 15:51
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

haha! i'm the same :D
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 15:50
Replies: 59
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Spectator

Well, the article essentially says that the Government is willing to put up 6000pounds for any student willing to be taught in "free" (as in freedom) schools. Which are essentially independently run...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 May 2008, 14:51
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

That's like the opposite to what i've found with Xan, as an avid Xan players (though absent the last couple of rounds) - i found that Xan were pretty good defensively (only open to one attack fleet...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 14:40
Replies: 59
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The Spectator

I'm not British, so i've not really heard anything about The Spectator (except its name, like The Guardian). It seems to be a right-wing semi-tabloid though, which i cant say that I would personally...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 14:25
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Just for argument's sake (and i'm certain to cop alot of flak for this but hey, nothing much else is happening on GD recently), why is this a major problem?

Personally, rather than running around...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 18 May 2008, 05:18
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

Whilst i have concerns about there being a "best of all worlds" kind of solution to the choices of ships in such a situation, i still think its a very interesting idea.

Could one of you start a...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 18 May 2008, 04:58
Replies: 357
Views: 18,047
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stats Round 27

This has been an issue for me for years. Essentially, if Terran is to be the default race, then i think it should be made easy to play. Which means you need pods in the smallest (FI/CO) category so...
Forum: General Discussions 18 May 2008, 04:40
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Interestingly enough, i still think altering the definition of poverty to something that includes the destruction of hope, the prevelence of misery and perceived barriers to progress might be a...
Forum: General Discussions 15 May 2008, 09:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Manchester Apocalypse: place your bets now!

Why is there going to be an apocalypse in Manchester?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2008, 08:53
Replies: 25
Views: 1,404
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Alliace Code

Its not a requirement, but it sure helps people's understanding, and might make the forums more interesting if people went to the minute effort of explaining themselves a bit more - at least there'll...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2008, 23:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Equal pay Act 1970

Interesting; you dont believe that they should?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2008, 15:17
Replies: 96
Views: 4,073
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: We shall Stoom them on the beaches

So, by your own admission, being behind the 'technology resources curve' makes you un-nerdy, thus him perceiving something that is presently ahead of the 'technology resources curve' as being nerdy...
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2008, 12:37
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 3-word Game

sense of humour.



(sorry).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 May 2008, 08:34
Replies: 160
Views: 8,048
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Remove Prelaunches

That's completely true.

It would limit the usefulness of fakes to offline people in active galaxies who either dont regularly JGP themselves, and/or are unable to JGP themselves (eg, early round),...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2008, 08:17
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: WHOSTHESTOOM vs Denial

And/or the differences in accumulated stockpiles. I have no idea whether Asc has maintained large stockpiles or not, but after quite a while of Denial being on top, would they not have had the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2008, 04:56
Replies: 96
Views: 4,073
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: We shall Stoom them on the beaches

I was expecting/hoping for one too! Alas, i was dissapointed to not see the hyperlink-of-comedy anywhere in this thread :(.

But then, i recalled the (original?) Denial call-to-arms and Kenny...
Forum: General Discussions 9 May 2008, 13:48
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 3-word Game

revealing to everyone
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2008, 13:10
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 3-word Game

"What now, mate?"
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 May 2008, 00:06
Replies: 42
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: "Hidden" production issue, and general change of Production

I remember when Battleships used to take 24 ticks to produce, CR 20, DE 16, FR 12, CO 8 and FI was 4 iirc.

You could have x light factories take off 1 tick up to max 2 ticks off prod time, y...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 May 2008, 23:59
Replies: 160
Views: 8,048
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Remove Prelaunches

Monroe, i think the main difference between them is that in a raid that launches at 23:58 is that people actually had to be awake, and thus around, at that time. So, most would push the button, and...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 19:18
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 3-word Game

...who felt that...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 18:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Storyboard

haha!

...

:(
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 18:03
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 3-word Game

But then there...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 17:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Storyboard

Indeed.
Good thing that i'm not a regular GD poster then, huh :p.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 May 2008, 17:08
Replies: 42
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 May 2008, 17:08
Replies: 160
Views: 8,048
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Remove Prelaunches

Problem is, is that if the removal of prelaunch causes half the playerbase to either quit or take a round off, its going to be an incredibly short and boring round. Further, if those people realise...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 May 2008, 16:59
Replies: 42
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: "Hidden" production issue, and general change of Production

Well, that just means that the value of the production wont impact on your final score... this means there isnt really an XP or etc benefit from having vast quantities of ships hidden in production....
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 16:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Storyboard

Alas, i am concerned where the regular posters of GD will take such a story. Perhaps its just me, but this thread, and the 3 word thread as well, is really just trolling??

Perhaps i'm one of those...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 04:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: [Advice] Design as Career

So, is that maintenence loan from the government charging 0 interest, or from some private firm?

So, 3000pounds is essentially your uni tuition fees for that semester for all four units?
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 01:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: [Advice] Design as Career

I'm sorry, my knowledge and fields are completely distinct from the world of arts, so i cant answer your questions though.

I wish you all the best!

How are your university fees structured? It...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 6 May 2008, 01:19
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

Although caths seem to be falling in their average roid count, the most shocking thing I just saw from Sandmans (http://www.sandmans.co.uk/?p=racestats)is that etd has completely died in the arse in...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 01:13
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Yes, many methods have their shortcomings. But what if you took a more wholistic approach the the problem? Compare the median income to the mean; are they different? Why? Or consider the Gini...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2008, 00:40
Replies: 27
Views: 1,756
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Higher Education

So, have you decided on anything?
Forum: General Discussions 4 May 2008, 08:58
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Extreme and illegal

hahaha, nice one!! :)
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2008, 15:07
Replies: 5
Tk
Views: 648
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Tk

I teach some first year economics at my uni. Its a core commerce unit, which means that people who want to do accounting, finance, marketing, management, business law or economics must do the unit....
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2008, 03:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,756
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Higher Education

As an Honours student in Economics at the moment (graduating at the end of the semester ... i hope! :) ), i have the following to say.


Economics, at its very simplest essence, is all about...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2008, 03:17
Replies: 105
Views: 4,861
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Alligations of Admin Abuse

Dont forget, Asc also controls all the mods. Especially me. I randomly edit posts, delete threads and ban users on the Bidding of Munin, our Saviour.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 May 2008, 03:12
Replies: 23
Views: 3,286
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: PA Bcalc ?

That'd be nice, but PA team is less likely to have the time to code a battlecalc to the extent that outside sources do. Third party coders do a much better job because they've only got that to focus...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 03:43
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

I think i've come into this argument elsewhere on this forum already. However, generally the concept of "trickle down economics" has been generally misrepresented, and the assumptions governing its...
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 01:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

No, that would be by your logic, not mine.



Alas, i wish that retort was brilliant enough to warrant a mental breakdown... it would have been something entertaining to do :(.
Forum: General Discussions 1 May 2008, 01:32
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Right, after a quick bit of research (http://www.demographia.com/dhi.pdf) turns out my statement is wrong. But, the expensiveness of Perth is on par with London, so its still not inconsiderable.

...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Apr 2008, 00:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

Firstly, its not "my" ANZAC day. Further, i dont know what "asnac" is, but clearly your inability to spell is comedy.

Assuming you're talking about ANZAC day, then i quote it because that is what...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Apr 2008, 00:38
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

No, not at all. Sure, it helps if you've got alot of money already to start with, as it accelerates the process. But, the point is that even a small amount of money will grow faster in a corporation...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Apr 2008, 00:15
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

Well, yes. Because the only way to eliminate poverty using a relative measure is to eliminate all differences between household incomes (after living expenses).

Rather than that, some structures...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Apr 2008, 23:51
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

ASG is right when it comes to generating GDP and so on, but one of the major ways that the rich are getting richer (rather than the poor getting poorer), is through corporations.

Now, these arent...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Apr 2008, 05:10
Replies: 24
Views: 2,768
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: General Discussions 29 Apr 2008, 01:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

I didnt, you idiot.


Its not, you idiot.



It isnt, you idiot.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Apr 2008, 12:53
Replies: 80
Views: 2,866
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Child poverty in the UK

As poverty is a relative term, i'm not sure how it can really be avoided completely. Minimised, yes, but avoided? hard to say.

Diligent and caring parents help the status of poverty stricken...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Apr 2008, 12:28
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

The Ode isnt used for remembering british casualties on ANZAC day, that would be rememberance day in November (techinically, all casualties from all wars).

You can thank me for enlightening you...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Apr 2008, 23:54
Replies: 186
Views: 6,003
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Congratulations Denial!

To win, rather than to come second.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Apr 2008, 23:38
Replies: 362
Views: 11,584
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Given the recent rumours I've heard...

What, xVx has the logins to people's planets on their website??
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Apr 2008, 23:12
Replies: 186
Views: 6,003
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Congratulations Denial!

Playing to spoil.

Its a legitimate strategy when you can no longer win for yourself: you pick sides in order to influence who does win the round, and thus you can share in part of their glory.
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2008, 22:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Top 100 Covert Operation Planets

The original poster asked whether the top covert oppers used the minimum number of agents or not.

Mz said that they do, and that there is no need for a change in the page to show this.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2008, 21:58
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Getting more action during day

Yes and no. There is no in-game feature that restricts you to this attacking time, however night attacking developed because that's when people tend to be less online - and thus less responsive to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2008, 13:29
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Getting more action during day

Ah yes, that's true. And you did actually say that in your first post too.

Its times like these when i just point to my nickname and sigh :(.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2008, 08:18
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Getting more action during day

Well, that would only reduce the return ETA by 1 tick - i thought the idea was the significantly improve the speed of returning fleets (eg, halve) in order to faciliate more attacking during the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2008, 02:23
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Getting more action during day

Fair call. I was thinking this, hence all the "maybe"s. :(



Now, that's a relative term :P.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Apr 2008, 00:52
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Getting more action during day

There might be a higher chance, but the importance of being piggied is reduced, perhaps. This is because rather than the current one attack per day - which if piggied means that you dont cap for that...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Apr 2008, 00:30
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Students/Teachers: Microsoft Office 2007 Offer

I still use office 2003 ... but there is this programme that you can download that lets you read .docx files. Its pretty handy when you're students send you word docos in the newest format that you...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Apr 2008, 10:21
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Getting more action during day

Irrespective, i'm not sure that you're giving this other user the respect that someone who is interested in improving the game deserves. Further, you've put forward nothing of your own, in addition...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Apr 2008, 09:09
Replies: 186
Views: 6,003
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Congratulations Denial!

Wars break armies though.
If alliance(s) can achieve a better result from not fighting than fighting in a formal war, then what is the motivation for them to do that? Alliances are self-interested...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Apr 2008, 08:13
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Getting more action during day

You shouldnt be so negative. After all, this is a suggestions forum, and Ave is making a number of suggestions that are designed to remove the focus from the rather simplistic "night" attacks that go...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 12:29
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

Well, no.

I think that's the point. If Wishmaster is playing PA on his own, that means he'll win, right?

;)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 10:47
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

err, not really. At best, it was a "soft" bash limit, whereby you could attack anyone you wanted, but if the attacking fleet value exceeded the defending planet's value by x%, then you'd only get y%...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Apr 2008, 10:27
Replies: 9
Views: 2,429
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Jesus Christ

Its a good quote, but the linky needs updating :(.

Hello, by the way. Pleased to meet you! ;)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Apr 2008, 04:50
Replies: 35
Views: 1,392
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Bring back the extra ETA research

Well, i was stuck. Its a silly idea posted on the suggestions forum. If someone PA team sees it, and recall that they're attracted by silly ideas, and adopts it thus screwing non-euro players, i'd...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Apr 2008, 13:39
Replies: 38
Views: 2,039
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: He wouldn't gerrymander a bee

Are we? I thought we were discussing whether we should help africans ... if that's only a moral question, then that's your perspective. To me, if you're really interested in the issue, then you need...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Apr 2008, 13:35
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 1:1 to be disallowed from defending bot planets

And otherwise denying those said roids and ships to smaller planets who might actually need them more than you do.

Plus, farming is illegal so the bots have to at least do something to make sure...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Apr 2008, 03:17
Replies: 38
Views: 2,039
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: He wouldn't gerrymander a bee

A better reason is that by helping them develop properly, they then can become large consumers which will help everyone's economy.

Then we can actually afford to help them develop!

:(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Apr 2008, 03:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,392
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Bring back the extra ETA research

Well, the game time is based on GMT. Thus, the early evening in Pom when you're enjoing your 15 min ticks and i'm at work means that you could attack me with impunity. Similarly, your mid-morning...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Apr 2008, 02:59
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

Oh, i fully understood your point initially - indeed, that's why i was always in favour of single class targeting as it required people to build more types of ship.

I was just saying that the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 23 Apr 2008, 17:17
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

Well, there's cover and then there's cover. There's also counter-targeting to consider, and initiative where applicable.

So, even though you might target everything, it might still be far from...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Apr 2008, 14:02
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

Ziks dont seem to be very over-represented in the top 200ish though. Yet, at least.

Trending upwards?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Apr 2008, 10:36
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

What, in particular, is making Ziks hard to roid?
Forum: General Discussions 22 Apr 2008, 04:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: congrats to green_cat and cr0!

That's lovely to hear. I wish the happy couple the best of luck! :)
Forum: General Discussions 21 Apr 2008, 18:25
Replies: 38
Views: 2,039
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: He wouldn't gerrymander a bee

Interesting idea (o_O). Just an aside though, assuming that Britain/Empire actually did some good in the world, do those countries/communities/etc havean obligation therefore, in a world of complete...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Apr 2008, 17:28
Replies: 191
Views: 7,878
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Final stats of round 26

Keep it Civil ffs... this is Strategy - a happy and friendly place.

bloody noobs :(
Forum: General Discussions 17 Apr 2008, 01:59
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Britain's Got Talent

Seemann: Rammstein?
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 16 Apr 2008, 06:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: BAD is RECRUITING MEMBERS

IRC channel? Website? Contact people?

If its for brazilians, why is it not written in brasil/portugese? :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Apr 2008, 16:31
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

I'll translate.
Hopefully.

Originally Posted by Ave:

The whole point of having races is to promote different playing styles, otherwise they have no meaning. Racial differences are the means...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2008, 14:34
Replies: 141
Views: 5,158
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial > ND+Jenova?

Sounds like alliances other than Denial are also gaining a little bit from them too ;).

I love third party action! :D



Wait, does that make me sound dodgy??
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2008, 14:33
Replies: 141
Views: 5,158
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial > ND+Jenova?

Means that Denial is better than ND, or ND+Jenova??
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2008, 14:26
Replies: 141
Views: 5,158
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial > ND+Jenova?

Whether he is or not; does it really matter?

If denial seems to be winning, isnt the comment still valid?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2008, 14:25
Replies: 141
Views: 5,158
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Denial > ND+Jenova?

ND and war?

I thought they fought to avoid it.


;)

/me runs.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2008, 14:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Alliance BAD (Brazillian Armed Division) Created

mmreis; good luck, and i hope you and your countrymen have great fun :).

<3
Forum: General Discussions 15 Apr 2008, 13:55
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Vista SP 1

I'm still using XP. I've had no worries with it really, so i dont really see any urgency towards 'upgrading' to Vista. Plus, i've heard so many mixed reviews on vista its a little unsettling.

But...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2008, 13:09
Replies: 50
Views: 4,702
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Important Denial Announcement

Great comedy, well done :).
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Apr 2008, 12:44
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

Stagnant societies are the first to fail, after all ;).

I think what Myz is talking about is that racial abilities/specialisations should be able to change over time. Ave? and et al are arguing...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Apr 2008, 09:42
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

A and B both do that. So what makes B better than A?
Do you see the 'advantage' for Xans that Gate sees as major or at best temporary?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Apr 2008, 09:01
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

So, why would you prefer B over A? What i've been arguing over for what seems quite a while is that i prefer A over B. So, care to elaborate (without any of the other distractions such as FA and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Apr 2008, 08:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Coverting

Yes, that's quite true - the absense of data that should be occuring would identify (at least the less-smart) prod hiders. That's a good point.

Still, what's your fundamental objection to a...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Apr 2008, 13:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Coverting

Hmm, i suppose that's true. Not quite sure about the sandmans thing (due to perpetual production ... is that still possible? I've not played the last round or two). But the (very) late recalling is a...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Apr 2008, 13:14
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Dichotomy

The simple answer to this is; It depends.
There are so many variables that its hard to say. The most probable outcome is that they are unlikely to make any sort of recovery and thus need to remain...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Apr 2008, 11:52
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

I didnt play last round, so i didnt experience that comedy (though usually as a DC i have a relatively high number of amps but not as much as scanners). Still, was it fun? ;)



Well, I'm not...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Apr 2008, 10:52
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

That's right - however the point of Situation A over the current environment Situation C is that everyone has Unit scans so players both new and old are much more able to begin attacking right from...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Apr 2008, 10:45
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Coverting

Well, no it isnt. However, its one of the very few (only?) good strategies in this game with absolutely no counter. Which makes it unusual.

This kind of covert op (once done with balancing tweaks...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Apr 2008, 06:26
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Tibet and the Olympics

It was my understanding that the greatest benefits actually arose from all the additional (usually public funded) expenditure on large infrastructure projects, particularly transportation and...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Apr 2008, 06:17
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Dichotomy

Actually, that does make alot more sense because its either a "killing is OK" stance or not.

I justify it by saying that the decision to abort an unborn child is never* taken lightly and thus...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Apr 2008, 03:47
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Apr 2008, 03:41
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

In response to Gate's panicked message that he doesnt understand me, i'll try to be a bit more clear wrt post #22 in this thread.

Situation A; where cloaked ships do not show up on Unit scans but...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Apr 2008, 11:15
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Coverting

That's true. But your point doesnt address the fact that people can still have immunity from covert ops. And if that particular covert op is looking a bit too powerful, all that needs adjusting is...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Apr 2008, 11:11
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

You essentially completely misunderstood me.

Nice try though! :)
Forum: General Discussions 10 Apr 2008, 11:07
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Dichotomy

Studies have yet to show the existance of God too, yet people still believe in him/it. In "reality" (such as it is), such issues are articles of faith. People believe that much harsher sentences...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Apr 2008, 06:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Coverting

That's another good point that I didnt really touch upon. The potential targets for this special treatment is quite large at any given combat tick, whilst the potential covert oppers are relatively...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Apr 2008, 06:14
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Dichotomy

Birth certificates not sufficient??




Perhaps this is a moral question; assuming that more religious types are more likely to be against abortion, which they see to be the killing of an...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Apr 2008, 04:57
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Tibet and the Olympics

The BBC reported that she called on president Bush to boycott the opening ceremony iirc.

Bush said no.
And good on him too. He's on the way out, why not have a good time whilst he still can? He's...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Apr 2008, 04:53
Replies: 33
Views: 3,894
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Stoom

I didnt.

:\
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Apr 2008, 04:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Coverting

Well, yes and no.

Building yourself out of trouble is a standard strategy of PA for a long time. However, with the new-ish production system meaning that you can have large numbers of ships in...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Apr 2008, 04:42
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

haha, comedy :D



Gate, i'm not understanding you. Sorry, but this happens alot with me as i dont understand things, or people.


You said this, however you mentioned that your alliance gets...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Apr 2008, 04:20
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planet to planet donations for scanners

Ah. That makes much more sense. Given the title of this idea, i thought it was talking about making every planet able to do this, which i thought want an ideal option.

However, what you propose...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Apr 2008, 04:03
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planet to planet donations for scanners

Oh, i see. So, like options to use the Galaxy fund in the same way that scanners can use their Alliance fund, with presumably options for the GC/ministers to declare who scanners are in their galaxy...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Apr 2008, 04:00
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: 'Report Incoming' feature - IRC addition

I know little (ie, nothing) about coding, but how are you meant to move from the webpage/IRC barrier? In the past, it involved lemmings copy&pasting from the galaxy page to a specific IRC channel....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Apr 2008, 03:06
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planet to planet donations for scanners

Planet-to-planet donations (and donations in general) have generally been discouraged due to concerns about abuse.

Whilst i wont go into details about that stuff here, what stops an alliance from...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Apr 2008, 02:44
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

Indeed. I dont mind the Unit scans at the start. Its actually a good idea as it helps people get out attacking right from the start of the round.

However, i think it (further) emasculates Xan;...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Apr 2008, 02:04
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Summary of currently suggested improvements for round 27

This suggestion has problems (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=3143392&postcount=4) which i dont think have been fully explored or fixed yet, though.



I'd like to see a slightly...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Apr 2008, 13:44
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Incoming Report

Having the manual report button, rather than automatically reporting any incoming, at least means that someone has to be online to actually report new incoming hostiles. Thus, some sembalence of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Apr 2008, 03:41
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cath salvage

This is such a major problem I thought i would quote it to highlight the issue. This scenario is particularly important; consider having a semi-friendly cath who defends against all your anti FR, and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Apr 2008, 12:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Anyone left?

What alliances or galaxies etc were you in?

I've come across so many nicknames its hard to tell anymore :(

Welcome back though!! :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Apr 2008, 12:29
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Random as 6th Race?

I suppose the only bad thing will be that people will go "well I got to rank xyz but I went random - that makes me better than you even if you did have a higher rank than me cos I was a different...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Apr 2008, 10:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cath salvage

I'm not so sure. I reckon that there would be plenty of opportunties for people to abuse this sort of thing; consider "old" ships that are just inflating your value that you have no intention of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Apr 2008, 09:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cath salvage

So, if captured ships add to a planet's value*, wouldnt that mean that it would be quite easy to stuff an XP wh0ring Cath planet just by sending random ships to inflate their value which they cant...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Apr 2008, 08:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cath salvage

So, Cathaar can EMP and steal? Because i think that isnt the best idea, tbh.

If the hostaged ships were then melted down for scrap then that would be ok, maybe starting out less than normal...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Apr 2008, 02:24
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Random as 6th Race?

Ah, i see.

That makes it quite alot simpler then.

:D
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Apr 2008, 01:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Random as 6th Race?

"Scavanger" race.

Still, not sure if it would be the best idea - Eitraides is already kinda the mixed race with a little of everything. Further, that race could potentially be really powerful or...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Apr 2008, 00:58
Replies: 120
Views: 3,214
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: GIF Ad Banners

Dont english children already have significant 'practical experience' with a unit like that already, given recent whinging in the Press?

:(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Mar 2008, 11:18
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Change to quest

Or, not maybe more advanced, but start with something like "ship quest", "scan quest", "resource quest" and etc. You'd then pick "resource quest" first which would include initing m/c/e roids, then...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Mar 2008, 01:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Norwegians look here!!

Would this be better on PD, given that almost no-one on GD plays planetarion anymore?

:)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Mar 2008, 01:50
Replies: 46
Views: 2,936
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Change to Protection Period

Awww, thanks mate :). But i'm not sure about the 1 tick fleet launches; sure it might be exiting... right up untill the point of total despair as your planet gets waved to hell as you cant be at your...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Mar 2008, 01:45
Replies: 46
Views: 2,936
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Change to Protection Period

mmm, i imagine it would need alot of coding :D.

So, what about making it 36 ticks long, with a shuffle at 24 ticks (which leaves 12 ticks for you to get to know your galaxy before the incoming...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Mar 2008, 08:21
Replies: 46
Views: 2,936
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Change to Protection Period

Podbuilders :rolleyes:

:D

More seriously, I would like Protection to be faster and more enjoyable, but I do think efforts to keep it more tactical is important: protection is one of the few...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Mar 2008, 08:18
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: New Career?

I presume that this means what I think it means (ie, pornographic material), as opposed to entertaining Christian adults with films and "docos" about Gospel, Crusades and Judgement Day. Which I...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2008, 11:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Tenants rights question

Would it be worth it to get the job done; ie to get proper and secure locks put in place, and then just invoice it to the propety company or the landlord?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Mar 2008, 11:49
Replies: 33
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Ingame formula changes to get rid of bashing and salvage-farming

This is not the purpose of the original suggestion. Further, you know this.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Mar 2008, 11:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Is it bashing ?

Fortunately for the US, and unfortunately for Africa, Planetarion is not the real world.




Part time players make up the huge majority of planets in the universe. Efforts to make the game more...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Mar 2008, 05:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Is it bashing ?

I'm not sure that it is really bashing. Generally, differences in score reflect aspect of the players such as activity, skill and organisation. That big player that is being "bashed" probably has a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Mar 2008, 02:56
Replies: 22
Views: 4,973
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: IRC Guide

Not anymore :(. But between Strategy and the Helpdesk forum, we make do!

I'm linking it to my Useful Links (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=169297) thread on Strategy. Thanks mate,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Mar 2008, 01:13
Replies: 33
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Ingame formula changes to get rid of bashing and salvage-farming

No, not at all. The whole purpose of the MHs is to enforce the rules that you agreed to under the EULA during signup. These rules are, ideally, designed to promote balanced play resulting in planets...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Mar 2008, 12:38
Replies: 33
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Ingame formula changes to get rid of bashing and salvage-farming

Well, yes and no. I think with the first two of _are_'s suggestions at least (not a major fan of the roid one), are quite viable. Why? Because to a new player, they dont need to understand why they...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 Mar 2008, 12:22
Replies: 82
Views: 4,966
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 26 stats

JBG et al; reckon it would be worth making a new thread to discuss the (now essentially finalised) stats, rather than continuing discussion here, as any new reader would need to go through two pages...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Mar 2008, 12:35
Replies: 37
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: So...

Clearly, as there were no proper nudie runs (which would have definately been mentioned had it happened), that party clearly didnt go off.

;)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Mar 2008, 05:20
Replies: 82
Views: 4,966
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 26 stats

Well, TBT would be one "word", right? Given that everyone is going to call it that anyway ;).

On an aside: please recall that Strategy is a friendly place. If you abuse any other users, you might...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 22 Mar 2008, 05:46
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Password Length

Its a bit unusual, but surely 10 characters is enough?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Mar 2008, 23:52
Replies: 82
Views: 4,966
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 26 stats

Well, if the statmakers reckon that Terran should have FR pods given the combination of ships and races arrayed against it, in order to facilite balance, then there is no problem with what any class...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2008, 12:31
Replies: 27
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Blogs

I've already said hello :). <3
Forum: General Discussions 13 Mar 2008, 13:50
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Purposefully disabling your child

I feel that it is wrong to inflict needless suffering upon others. As such, abnormal embryos, or embryos with high probabilities to result in abnormal children, should be discouraged. Ultimately, no...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Mar 2008, 06:23
Replies: 95
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Lib Dems

But the act of homosexuality as immoral is doctrine.

Why let fact get in the way of a good story?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Mar 2008, 12:21
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Remove 'damage' column on stats and restructure EMP

Chaging the EMP resistance / formula to something more akin to the changes that i've called for since before the 'new' emp formula was implemented would actually change the game significantly.

If...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Feb 2008, 00:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Imagine

Torturing prisioners goes against most liberal notions of civil behaviour. Places with politically active and quite vocal people, in those bastions of human rights and civil liberties such as in...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 14:30
Replies: 95
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Lib Dems

The results vary based on location. Further, i think that some of the main benefits of PR are less tangible - sure, politicians will still be politicians, and the current media is pretty shit too,...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 11:21
Replies: 95
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Lib Dems

PR clearly isnt going to fix everything and make Britain a utopia - mainly because Britain is shit, but also because the whole point of "the good place that is no place" is that it doesnt exist.
...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2008, 10:26
Replies: 95
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Lib Dems

So, because they've not been in government for the last 200 years, they can claim the moral high ground in any issue regarding competance as they've no past record that they feel obligated to defend?...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2008, 01:22
Replies: 95
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Lib Dems

As an aside to scottish independence and north sea oil, are the liberal democrats somewhere between labour and conservative on the political spectrum*?

Giving all the whinging on these boards, i...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 09:20
Replies: 17
Views: 3,059
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Hi everybody!!!

I've had worse :(
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Feb 2008, 23:47
Replies: 79
Views: 5,268
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: r25 Stats: Your Thoughts

Without knowing anything for sure, it might be more feasible for cathaar ships to have two initiatives with two seperate T1s, ie Spider T1(FI), init(1) ... Spider T1(CO), init(10) - whereby the...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2008, 22:58
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Hmmm...

Might it just be that other mods are beating you to banning spambots and deleting threads?

I've got to a couple in recent times...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Feb 2008, 07:17
Replies: 79
Views: 5,268
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: r25 Stats: Your Thoughts

I actually like the variability that Cathaar brings cf to the other races... The point is that the races reflect your playing style so that highly active and highly agressive players can pick cathaar...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 14:18
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Poverty

That's interesting. Something i thought of just then having read that post, is that poverty could be described as the denial of access. As its easy to talk about poverty in an economic sense (the...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 12:28
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

What??
I dont understand ... is my post broken?
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 12:19
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

Because if they had payed even more under the old scheme, then they're gaining?

ie,



In 2005, rather than 39.38% they were to have paid 42.13% - they gain from the tax cut as its increasing...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2008, 12:17
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

As you know, i did state my position on this already. Middle class welfare doesnt facilitate economy building, thus its not for the government to provide.



Basically, i'm not arguing this at...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Feb 2008, 13:18
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

Cuts to the "welfare state" have in many respects improved the economy in Australia, and benefits many people. I acknowledge that its probable that more "rich" people benefited and more "poor" people...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Feb 2008, 09:09
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

I'm not sure that its convenient, i think its the point - if something doesnt benefit everyone, at least indirectly, why is it being done? Government schools and associated investment in education...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Feb 2008, 09:03
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

Well, i understood that the post i was quoting was effectively saying that people only care about things that directly impact upon them in the short term. I said that i cared about things that...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2008, 11:37
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

Its true, i pretty dont much care about what counts as "political news" for virtually all of the media cycle these days. So much is made of absolutely nothing at all, that its not unreasonable to be...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Jan 2008, 13:19
Replies: 76
Views: 9,460
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Prelaunch and multi tick battles

I'm not sure whether removing the features of the game that many rely on to still play whilst doing other things (like working), will do anything to increase the playerbase and/or improve the level...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 23:46
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

Well, i dont know exactly what you mean by definitions. Perhaps that is one of your hate words, just as i dont like the word "youse" when refering to others. Nevertheless, it suficies insofar as i...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 23:30
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

Well, no. I know that people dont always fit into these stereotypes, and that stereotypes fit some people better than others. However, i figured that at least for the purposes of this discussion,...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2008, 15:22
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: What is a Liberal?

A centrist, which i think i am probably (reasonably social liberal, quite economically conservative given my field, generally indifferent to the power and scope of government provided it doesnt clash...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Jan 2008, 14:23
Replies: 179
Views: 12,642
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

Normally, i would agree. However, i seem to recall that at some point PA had private gals with fewer people than public gals existing together. If memory serves, and this is going back eons ago...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Jan 2008, 14:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Solo Play

I suspect that this might be a little out of date, but...

Xan is a good race to play when solo, because its (usually) fairly good defensively. For many planets, its tough to attack someone who has...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 Jan 2008, 14:38
Replies: 128
Views: 6,342
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 25: stats

In many respects, that's true. But sometimes, the prevailing issues at the time had more impact on how people played that game than it does now. Eg, WF and BW in R5 - it was essentially an argument...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Jan 2008, 08:05
Replies: 179
Views: 12,642
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

Just as an aside, was there anything suggested that prevented loose confederations of galaxies from agreeing not to attack oneanother and/or co-operating in attacking other galaxies, essentially...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 Jan 2008, 07:59
Replies: 128
Views: 6,342
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 25: stats

I dont think that is a very positive mindset there Sun. This person is asking a question about something s/he doesnt understand, and/or wants the opinions of others on. No-one would learn anything if...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2008, 12:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Quests

Those "more advanced" ones are perhaps better if they werent part of a linear "tree" - as you might find that you get stuck on the (eg) fleetcatch a gal/allie mate as a scanner, but you could land 5...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Dec 2007, 02:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Hidden production and value

Yes, i am an idiot. However, there is a difference between what jer said and the alteration to his idea that i suggested.

Essentially, the difference is that he held all resources to be the same;...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Dec 2007, 15:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Hidden production and value

An alternative to jer's suggestion but in a similar vein and with similar results is; make the score from production get added once you've placed the order, not when the ships have been produced....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Dec 2007, 15:06
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Idea for a speedgame

Races would be good, however you have problems when the races are relatively imbalanced. ie, all the time. So, you wouldnt be able to force the weakest or weaker races on players - they'd obviously...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Dec 2007, 06:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 25 Name

I voted for revelations and rising empires ... they both sounded ok for a round of PA.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Dec 2007, 13:36
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Existentialism

Wasnt homosexuality also a sin? Where do you draw the line?

btw, using 'sin' in a discussion of re-writing of ethical or moral standards is kinda depressing, given that it would presume that...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Dec 2007, 04:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Scanner Plan

I'm not quite so sure about that - if you're building res labs, then you arent building amps later on due to having a max of 150 constructions. Unless you happen to arrange that someone will covert...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Dec 2007, 07:26
Replies: 103
Sticky: Game Tactics
Views: 54,417
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Game Tactics

Well, as i'm not actually playing this round (who works four jobs?! :(), i would imagine that there would be more people trying to take advantage of second class targeting; ie, sending Syren? to take...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Dec 2007, 00:04
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Galaxy Militia & Structures - Shared Property

Christmas is a BBQ in a 40+ degree (celcisus) day, preferably near a pool or a subsequent trip to the beach.

You've such a euro-centric view of the world.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Dec 2007, 00:01
Replies: 128
Views: 6,342
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 25: stats

Dont. T3= all is generally a bad idea, but coupling this with good initiative is an extremely bad idea.


Remember the R8? Sentinel?!!!??!??!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Dec 2007, 06:04
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Galaxy Militia & Structures - Shared Property

Generally the problem with galaxy fleets, galaxy pooled scans, amps constructions etc, is that it tends to benefit top galaxies alot more than small galaxies. Why? if there is a galaxy fleet, then...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Dec 2007, 15:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: extra speed

Whilst others have pointed out some of the shortcomings of the old Overburn system, i'm going to try and adress some of your points.

1) Eonium as fuel. You have two situations here, you...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Dec 2007, 14:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Salvage

If there is an issue with the stats making ziks relatively weak, fix it with the stats. Dont fit it with.... Salvage. Or Research Bonuses. Or some other arcane thing that used to be popular, like...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Nov 2007, 13:56
Replies: 442
Views: 21,516
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: A Plane Problem

Actually, they do. No aircraft charges down a runway using power from its wheels, only to switch to jet (or whatever) engines once it is actually airborne.

As such, the engines do make it take...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Nov 2007, 00:58
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: hello

It is to this latest generation* of consumerists and "i want it now" type of people who would frequent the interweb and places like this.

Despite being classed in this generation, i maintain my...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Nov 2007, 22:01
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Happiness

Although it could free up time for you to pursue activities that you actually enjoy, and thus promoting happiness indirectly, whilst simultaneously reducing unhappiness (as you stated) should result...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 16 Nov 2007, 02:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Multitargeting

Essentially, all ships will fire at their T1 untill they either run out of shots or all T1 targets are destroyed. If they run out of shots, then no shots are fired at T2 or T3.

If all of T1 ships...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 14 Nov 2007, 08:22
Replies: 52
Views: 4,158
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 24 "stats"

Whilst that's generally true, its rare that they would be dominating as much as they presently are. Further, the total absense of Cath domination at such an early stage is also unusual. Ziks arent...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Nov 2007, 23:28
Replies: 52
Views: 4,158
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 24 "stats"

That was essentially irrelevent to his point.



This was the topic of discussion; whether the costs of terran ships were high enough so that they were out of line. It was argued that they were,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Nov 2007, 00:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: spy & counter spy

There is still the follow up investigation that could determine who actually did it. Consider September 11; no-one saw it coming (at least, early enough to stop it), yet it was determined that...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Oct 2007, 05:05
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Does initiative do anything?/combat errors

Just a quick note to posters: this is the Strategy Forum - its a nice and happy place. Please refrain wherever possible from abusing people who ask questions. Whilst it seems that the original poster...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 28 Oct 2007, 05:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Does initiative do anything/combat errors

Indeed. With the current combat engine, ships that do not have a target do not fire - essentially, although Phantoms might fire first, if there are no Corvettes to fire on, then they do no damage to...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Oct 2007, 02:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Who we were

You are: Ultimate Newbie (http://www.sandmans.co.uk/?p=viewplanet&x=6&y=1&z=7) (6 (http://www.sandmans.co.uk/?p=rankgalaxy&x=6):1 (http://www.sandmans.co.uk/?p=viewgalaxy&x=6&y=1):7...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Oct 2007, 00:18
Replies: 31
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: ww3 closer than u think!?

if everyone listened closely to the drivel that comes out of that man's mouth, we'd either be perpetually confused, scared, or mentally reduced to thinking like a todler. President Bush is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Oct 2007, 03:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Vision closes its eyes

And Soveh!!

I've been doing too many essays over the last week for my honours at uni. Spent most of last week going from one class to another presenting something on some topic.

On Friday i...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Oct 2007, 22:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: New XP idea

It seems like a good idea; its in tune with other limiting factors in the game.

I wonder - would the amount of the XP gain for hitting a planet of another alliance depend on the relative...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Oct 2007, 02:19
Replies: 54
Views: 4,216
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: New-Race

Just from my experience with Cargoships in R3, generally speaking the capture of resources is not as significant when compared to asteroids.

In the past, Cargoes used to raid resources as they...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Oct 2007, 23:47
Replies: 54
Views: 4,216
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: New-Race

Eitraides :\



This may or may not be a problem. Say, on the tick of landing, research and construction that would have been done during that tick is lost - the storyline being that all the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Oct 2007, 21:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: some thoughts about r24

I think he meant that bash limits as they are now should be removed in favour of having a negative XP system whereby at some point you loose score to attack people, but you are still able to attack...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Oct 2007, 12:43
Replies: 54
Views: 4,216
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: New-Race

A sixth race might actually make it easier to balance the distribution of pods amongst all the classes, though. However generally, yes: the more ships = the harder to balance (well).


Also, i am...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 13 Oct 2007, 10:03
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Escorting

Its the difference between an "Accounting gain" and an "Economic gain".

Your case of an accounting gain, where there actually has to be an increase, is generally used in the rules. However, this...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Oct 2007, 14:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Ruler/planet name = your IRC nick

Well, in keeping with the original post... i'm Ultimate Newbie of Strategy!! :(

:D
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Oct 2007, 14:42
Replies: 40
Views: 1,590
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: tackling def whores

Indeed, the 'best' way is to fleetcatch them.

Actually

Disregard that. Dont ever fleetcatch a defh0e. We feel depressed enough as it is as we can never attack, let alone loosing all our ships...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Oct 2007, 14:36
Replies: 40
Views: 1,590
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: tackling def whores

Only if they're OOGOOA, and other things. Dont stop you reporting them ofc though.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Oct 2007, 09:37
Replies: 40
Views: 1,590
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: tackling def whores

I am one of those def whores...

:(
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Oct 2007, 14:12
Replies: 179
Views: 12,642
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Bring back private galaxies...

Using the speedround/beta to test something might indeed be useless...

... but the speedgame server, otoh...

:)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Sep 2007, 11:41
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Sep 2007, 04:13
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: return of the cargo ships

Cargoships, in addition to capturing resources, also used to be (relatively) strongly armoured in return for having no weapons.

Hence, the "Yartrebo Cargo Armoured Frigate Fleet" of R3.
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 27 Sep 2007, 02:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Are attacks cancelled when targets value/score < 40%

That's correct; prelaunched fleets are for all intents and purposes already "launched" - if your target drops below the bash limit, goes into vacation mode, or is exiled to c200+, your fleet will...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Sep 2007, 14:59
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: shoot in the back of cowards

Heh, its the difference between Accounting and Economics; in Economics, the prevention of a loss is a gain, whereas with accounting its stuff all.

Clearly, i favour the economist's point of view....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Sep 2007, 11:16
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: shoot in the back of cowards

I think its worth some consideration. Obviously, whether its overpowered or totally useless would entirely depend on the value of ships killed, but still. :)
Forum: Strategic Discussions 20 Sep 2007, 22:55
Replies: 77
Views: 3,694
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Cathaar

I'm kinda surprised at how well Xan is doing actually. Yes, just before the round started and the fw number of terrans/etd that signed up was surprising - and would definately benefit xan due to the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Sep 2007, 03:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Failed scan attempts in News

I actually like the idea of jammed scans having a %age chance of being a news item. Also, with the greater difference between amps and jammers would be a higher chance of it being a news item.
...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 19 Sep 2007, 00:47
Replies: 13
Views: 2,120
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: creating links

My big post was in reply to the original poster in this thread. For some reason, i am on smack and so didnt re-read your query there :(.

I did end up finding out that havling links that dont click...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 17 Sep 2007, 13:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,120
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Posting in PA forums

Ah, well, it depends if you're talking about the in-game "PA Forums", or the http://pirate.planetarion.com "PA Forums".

I've been playing with the in-game forums, and i've not come across your...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 15 Sep 2007, 12:32
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 23 Alliance Overview

you guys getting pissed again, eh? :p
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 15 Sep 2007, 09:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 23 Alliance Overview

Ministry's public channel not #ministry ??
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2007, 04:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Paol

I had a look around on my machine after your PM mate, and i couldnt find it.

Sorry :(

Let me know if/when you get a copy, and send it to me though please mate :D
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Sep 2007, 03:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Arggg!!! Restore Terrans to their power

How about elaborating a bit. Why do you think they "suck"?
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 9 Sep 2007, 17:10
Replies: 13
Views: 2,120
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Posting in PA forums

It doesnt seem to be liking me either - i've passed it on to the right people, and we'll see what happens :).

Thanks.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2007, 14:42
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Fleet etas

Also, would it really change the number of launches that a planet does in a day? 7 hours to attack, 6 hours to return, 7 hours to attack again, that's 20 hours. So you'd (at most) get an extra...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2007, 14:39
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Fleet etas

That doesnt make it a good change, though.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Sep 2007, 14:36
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Fleet etas

Except the whole sleep/work/school/general reaction time factor, i suppose if you changed production to match, that would be true.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 14:46
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Possible effects of a shortage of etd

I suppose with Xan its a matter of prioritisation. Xan with have alot of Nitemares or Phantoms, whilst Caths split their fleet between Beetles and Vipers...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Sep 2007, 12:35
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Fleet etas

Indeed, essentially full ETA research reduces the ETAs of most fleets by a third, to ~8-10 ticks. Further, remember that there is only one hour of warning for most fleets to get defence from the...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 11:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: RIP Luciano Pavarotti

A great man, he will be missed.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 5 Sep 2007, 03:11
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Possible effects of a shortage of etd

Xan are helped to a degree by the fact that there will be fewer BA class attacks going around. Given that Xan cant stop BA/CR, thats probably an overall benefit to them, as their FI attack fleet is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Sep 2007, 11:09
Replies: 76
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

That;s a bit wierd - if the banner is so crap, and is the cause of crapness over multiple Jolt pages due to the fact that having Jolt advertising is compulsory, why not ask Jolt to fix their...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 31 Aug 2007, 03:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Current race percentage

I was just thinking the same. Unless there is some adverse selection due to early signups being more likely to be active people and thus ziks. But that doesnt seem to hold either.

Perhaps people...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Aug 2007, 02:02
Replies: 50
Views: 6,660
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: OMG! The baby is still going??!!!

Zeus!

I still quote you in my IRC quit message - if that's not love, then i dont know what is :p

/me waves.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Aug 2007, 15:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Universal ETA's - r23

Lo mate

I'll just quickly post here with what i understood Appoco's motivations were to re-introducing the Hypergate again. I brought this up in my PM.

First and foremost, this "change" is...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Aug 2007, 15:30
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Very simple cosmetic change

Indeed, i'm pretty sure the "Gate" skin that i used all of last round was align left. Though bluesun? was centred? i dont know.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Aug 2007, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Very simple cosmetic change

What page are you talking about?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Aug 2007, 09:02
Replies: 238
Views: 34,729
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

/me waves

I think i might have seen you around on occasion, but we dont really know eachother.

I'm an old timer though, and welcome back :).
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 22 Aug 2007, 03:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: a 'new' alliance has emerged, TiT recruitement r23

Haha, good to see you guys finally making a comeback! :).

Best of luck to you all!

I idle in #tit.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 22 Aug 2007, 03:08
Replies: 23
Views: 2,897
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: VisioN recruitment R23

Hurrah!

Good luck to us - i'm sure all will be well. :)

Whilst the first post might not sound like it, we really are actually a friendly bunch!!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Aug 2007, 02:59
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: spy probes (aka probe droids)

That's quite true, and a good point.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Aug 2007, 12:23
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: spy probes (aka probe droids)

I think the argument was that you'd attack that planet with two fleet slots; one with ships in it, the other with these probes in it - timed such taht the probes arrive at least one tick before the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Aug 2007, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: spy probes (aka probe droids)

So, if there is no traveltime, what you'd just do is have a slot free for 5 seconds, launch the 'probe', get the link to the "scan" and review it, immediately recall the probe fleet slot, and then...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 17 Aug 2007, 11:02
Replies: 251
Views: 13,314
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 23 Ship Stats

That's not correct. Having "good" initiative does not mean that all Xan ships fire at init 1 or 2. Good initiative means that you can expect them to fire earlier than most other ships, and attacking...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 17 Aug 2007, 10:33
Replies: 251
Views: 13,314
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 23 Ship Stats

Yes and no; you fire first in a trade off with armour or firepower or a bit of both. Xan, obviously, have high firepower good initiative and extremely low armour. That, and given the nature of the...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 17 Aug 2007, 10:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: going back to active duty

Just remember that you cant re-spawn in real life!! ;).

Catcha later...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Aug 2007, 10:22
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: spy probes (aka probe droids)

Why trade a fleet slot for a news scan?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Aug 2007, 03:07
Replies: 251
Views: 13,314
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 23 Ship Stats

Races were introduced in R6 - in R5, there was a choice between War and Science ;).

Unfortnately, i have to drop into uni all of today, so i dont really have the time to look at the stats untill...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Aug 2007, 03:05
Replies: 25
Poll: Round 23
Views: 2,299
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Round 23

I voted for Days of Despair and Paradise Lost. I dont know why, but i feel a more depressing name is in order ;).

At least there arent as many silly names, like shards of infinity :P What the hell...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 15 Aug 2007, 01:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Payment from germany

Most bank accounts come with some way to access them - ie, a credit or debit card - and that is very definately a way to pay for a planet.

As for wire transfers, i'm afraid i dont know much about...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Aug 2007, 06:37
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: quick question in regards to noobnoc

Drop by #support - atm i think people are being removed out of protection if they so chose it by game admins.

I think there has been reduced time penalty for planet resets too, but it would be...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2007, 12:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,089
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Planetarion has changed too much for my likings

PAOL (Planetarion Offline) was good for really quick ticks. But you were playing against computer players, heh.

Still, it was good to test things with; if you can find a copy somewhere it should...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Aug 2007, 01:14
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: American politics scares the bejesus out of me.

Yes and no - with fewer people around to actually make the goods, there shouldnt* be quite so large an oversupply.


*I say that without any knowledge of the empirical evidence for the scenario...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Aug 2007, 16:17
Replies: 39
Views: 837
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: In the wake of recent events

Nor had i.

Its quite distressing.

I feel like a man-whore.
I've yet to decide whether i enjoy this feeling or not.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Aug 2007, 16:10
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: American politics scares the bejesus out of me.

Sounds like your good, normal Republican to me. Nothing overly strange about that.

Also, the great thing about being a President or PM in a country with a two party system, is that you can say...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Aug 2007, 15:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Make Terran Better!!!!!

You said it! ;).

Terran ships need not always fire last. Indeed, atm the Wyvern fires before quite a few ships. Also, Zik (and some ETD) ships tend to have quite alot more armour generally than...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Aug 2007, 14:51
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: New "Government" - Jihad

No. Wars tend to be over money, territory (which is money, heh), resources (oil, fishing, water), power, political or emotional (revenge, nationalism) and similar reasons.

Wars tend to involve...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Aug 2007, 14:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Make Terran Better!!!!!

I'd be quite careful about doing something like that though; i can imagine it quickly becoming quite powerful in short order - especially if it was in a class or classes that could be used to escort...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Aug 2007, 11:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Make Terran Better!!!!!

I think Terran might benefit more from having a low eta (ie, FI or CO) attack fleet, rather than their current DE. Or BA. Sure, it might be harder to fake with them (ie, 2 DE fleets and 1 BA fleet...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 4 Aug 2007, 10:22
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: The structure kill cap is 5%, WHY?!

Structure killing via covert ops was made easier this round, as opposed to before whereby it was essentially impossible to do much damage with covert ops in previous rounds. As such, reducing the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Aug 2007, 01:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: A new research branch : Diplomacy

I think this is a great idea - it means if the support planet rule was modified, players would be able to legitimately defend OOGOOA planets on a consistent basis (ie, their friends) with the in-game...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Aug 2007, 02:12
Replies: 25
Views: 18,049
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Suggestion Status

Updated again.

Perhaps a mod could clean this thread up a little? I mean, its great reading about Furbeh's despair about how easily i covered a CR fleet thrice his size back in R13 (took about 7...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 Aug 2007, 01:08
Replies: 57
Views: 1,714
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Attack Times

Wouldnt launching in the middle be best? Because then much of the defence has already been soaked up, but you tend to be first into the waves that actually land, thus the highest roid caps are...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 22 Jul 2007, 07:43
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Trusted/Not Trusted

Umm, am i missing something, or wasnt that the whole point of the tags for the overview? Players who come into the galaxy are set as wanted, not trusted, by default and thus shouldnt be able to see...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jul 2007, 11:06
Replies: 54
Views: 2,257
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: Large Alliances ruin PA for everybody else

I'm not sure about this, given the current combat engine (ie, single targets) - if you have send anti FR against the first wave, and have it defend for 2/3/6 ticks, it will only be effective for any...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jul 2007, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: More different usage for resource types , roid-target selector for podships

Well, if you're buying ships with money, and the resources only exist in order to exploit fluctuations in the universal exchange rates, this wouldnt be so much of a problem :).

What would be good,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jul 2007, 06:32
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Ultimate Newbie
Re: More different usage for resource types , roid-target selector for podships

I remember when people were much more willing to attack E heavy planets in order to cap more E roids to use as fuel - paying three or four times the price of a M or C roid in order to cap them. As...
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