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Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Apr 2018, 21:38
Replies: 34
Views: 4,238
Posted By Bashar
Re: Where my Old timers?

It's difficult to say, I only seem to be getting more forgetful. By the time I get halfway through something,
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Apr 2018, 20:52
Replies: 34
Views: 4,238
Posted By Bashar
Re: Where my Old timers?

None of us are getting any younger. :-(
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 5 Jul 2017, 20:46
Replies: 36
Views: 7,843
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 73 - Old beginnings

Wow Forest, you're still at it :-)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Aug 2014, 12:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,730
Posted By Bashar
Re: anyone remember tides of fire? valhalla?...

Most people had a brutal rivalry with 1up. We disbanded 1up years ago now, but a few of us came back recently and formed Spore for a few rounds. We just disbanded Spore as well though.

I do...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Jul 2014, 08:17
Replies: 19
Views: 2,530
Posted By Bashar
Re: Goodbye to Spore

Good bye everyone, it has been an enjoyable journey.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 May 2014, 09:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By Bashar
Re: Congrats Spore

Thanks for helping us with that....... next time though, there is no need, we would be happy enough getting there without the bcalcs crashing my laptop.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2014, 21:38
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2014, 14:40
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

We didn't, it wasn't an easily available technology back then. It was possible but a lot more expensive, unless you physically connected a mobile to your server.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2014, 12:56
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

Everybody in this game moans that they have been hard done by and accurate facts are often very difficult to discern. In the end, if we were to judge on other alliances' experiences, we would be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2014, 11:45
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

We have always made our own judgements based on our own experiences. Vikings have never previously given us any reason to question their honour or integrity. They have always honoured their word...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2014, 10:18
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

Clouds, I am not "whining" on the forums, I am expressing my severe disappointment (and that is what it is) that the last remaining large alliance that had a chance of showing it was honourable and a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2014, 09:26
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

Of course we were. We didn't want to be hitting Ult at the time, we had other places we wanted to attack, but Vikings asked for our help hitting you to change the dynamics of ongoing wars and ease...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2014, 00:56
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

Butch, I am afraid that, coming from someone who regularly says that he just likes to stir up and argue on AD, saying "I don't really see what there is to argue about" is just ridiculous ;)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2014, 00:27
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

1. Our logs would (which I am happy for aif to release at the end of the round) will also show that we noticed a significant change in the behaviour of Vikings HC towards us from 2 days before,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2014, 18:47
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

This round was very different between Ult and Spore. Previous rounds, Spore has been dragged into wars with Ult when there has been a need to take them down, or we have ended up at war when Ult...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2014, 18:39
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

We have had some, plus we have foiled a fair few. We are being VERY careful and looking out for them a lot, and when there is a possibility for one, we are making sure we put plans in place to deal...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2014, 16:46
Replies: 460
Views: 50,828
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 development thread.

We are losing roids continuously because we are getting so much incoming. If we open our alliance defence page at any time of the day, the chances are there are at least 100 fleets incoming on us...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Apr 2014, 17:29
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bashar
Re: Reduce Alliance tag from 65 to 55 max

Spore is one of the newest alliances in the game, in only a handful of rounds we have got to the position we are in. We started from nothing, just myself returning and dragging Zhil back with me,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2014, 00:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bashar
Re: PA World Cup

I'd like to see a similar setup to the Christmas round - i.e. war/science races and a bit more old-PA style, so I agree with most preferences already mentioned.
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 20 Mar 2014, 02:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bashar
Re: Looking for an "alliance"

lol Cochese. I remember you in 1up, you were pretty decent there when you turned up.

It sounds like you're not after a big alliance nowadays, but if you ever are let me know, there's always space...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Mar 2014, 13:44
Replies: 103
Views: 8,176
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 prediction thread

I might have to pick another race now just so I can be unique. :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Mar 2014, 20:13
Replies: 435
Views: 32,657
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Mar 2014, 02:13
Replies: 103
Views: 8,176
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 prediction thread

Errr..... what version of the English dictionary are you using?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Mar 2014, 16:58
Replies: 103
Views: 8,176
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Mar 2014, 16:35
Replies: 103
Views: 8,176
Posted By Bashar
Re: R56 prediction thread

That's interesting, as EVERY time we got hit by Ult, Rock and HR and Fang all came at us earlier in the night to soak up defence. Also, earlier in the round when Ult were trying not to antagonise...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Mar 2014, 19:31
Replies: 59
Views: 5,525
Posted By Bashar
Re: Congrats faceless

1. Spore did not break the NAP, we just ended it in-game after it had already been broken.
2. That wouldn't be grounds for breaking a NAP anyway.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Mar 2014, 09:54
Replies: 59
Views: 5,525
Posted By Bashar
Re: Congrats faceless

Correct, no alliance can take on 3 others and be victorious. Ult never fight alone, they always send in their puppets first, this round it was HR and Rock. EVERY time Spore got Ult incs, there...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2014, 19:36
Replies: 41
Views: 3,355
Posted By Bashar
Re: Ethical dilemma

You know my position on the matter Kenny; I'm just sorry it's all worked out this way.

I am not sure what you're looking to achieve with this thread though, I don't see how it can do anything for...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Feb 2014, 04:14
Replies: 238
Views: 37,152
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

He doesn't want to be contacted, we have sent messages to him, but he is choosing to stay away.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Feb 2014, 23:49
Replies: 237
Views: 24,772
Posted By Bashar
Re: r 5 5 mid round sumup

Both TheFallen and ND would disagree with that sentiment. In addition, we never went to war with Faceless, you could say we did with HR, but we were largely neutral to Faceless.

Also, Spore has...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jan 2014, 17:32
Replies: 90
Views: 13,236
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy Thoughts

The most fun rounds I ever played were ones where I was on the losing side and my gal was getting humped, but they weren't necessarily private gals, there were some random ones in there too. In the...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 7 Jan 2014, 23:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bashar
Re: Howling Rain - R55

What they all said.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2014, 17:21
Replies: 90
Views: 13,236
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy Thoughts

I think the current galaxy setup is fine, so long as the galaxy size is controlled. I don't mean particularly limited, but the galaxy size last round was about right I feel, galaxies of 10-15 are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jan 2014, 22:26
Replies: 179
Views: 12,536
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

oil & Mzy - this is not the place for that argument, go have it somewhere that's not so undignified. Yeh isn't around to defend his points any more so trying to argue against him and score points...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Dec 2013, 02:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bashar
Re: Alliance Intel Stats

Can we get stats for beers consumed as well?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Dec 2013, 02:33
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Bashar
Re: Merry christmas

Stop playing with your ring-pull, it'll make you go blind!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Dec 2013, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Bashar
Re: Merry christmas

Merry Christmas all (with the emphasis on being 'merry'!).
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Dec 2013, 21:34
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bashar
Re: The final curtain

I would have agreed with you before the stats came out, I thought it was a pretty easy round incoming wise. However, the stats show Spore had a pretty large amount. I think the difference was that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Dec 2013, 21:30
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bashar
Re: The final curtain

1. I did not lie to anybody. I came into your private channel personally and took the time to explain to you all (which there was no obligation for me to do and I had nothing to gain from doing it,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Dec 2013, 13:59
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bashar
Re: The final curtain

I have to agree with everything there. It was a nightmare. Deciding what to do requires predicting likely events, but this round through literally everything at us all, usually at the least...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Dec 2013, 01:52
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bashar
Re: The final curtain

I know we've had our differences, but I did enjoy a lot of the interaction with TF earlier in the round. I can certainly sympathise with you, this round has been utterly draining. The politics have...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Dec 2013, 15:58
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By Bashar
Re: Holidays and PA

It really does tell you something when the person who is trying to be conciliatory is called "LynchMob". If nothing else, the irony of it made my day.

Merry Christmas though!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Dec 2013, 18:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bashar
Re: Christmas Ideas!

The best round recently was that last mini-round where war and science was brought back, along with multi-tick attack and defence. It may have been a step backwards as far as "PA evolution" goes,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Nov 2013, 01:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bashar
Re: Christmas Ideas!

Resource names? WTF?






(Surely it has to be Gold, Frankinsence and Myrrh (sp??!).)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Nov 2013, 17:25
Replies: 102
Views: 7,307
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 53 incomming stats

It has an extremely light encryption (so light it probably barely even registers as encryption and any muppet can get through it) which you basically hack through. People wouldn't generally consider...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Nov 2013, 02:13
Replies: 25
Views: 2,362
Posted By Bashar
Re: It is people like this ...

Oh shit. I know he quoted someone else, but Kaiba just said something that is true and reasonable. Who'd have thunk it?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Nov 2013, 02:11
Replies: 102
Views: 7,307
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 53 incomming stats

WhatsApp sounds nice on paper, but to integrate it properly into tools, you are basically hacking it, which is illegal.

I have looked at WhatsApp many times and I am yet to find a 100% legal way...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Oct 2013, 02:24
Replies: 37
Views: 1,867
Posted By Bashar
Re: farming rules ?

True.



Misleading, second time we retaliated to you hitting us hard, the way you phrase this implies that you were victims of our actions which is not accurate.



You hit us when we were...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Oct 2013, 20:18
Replies: 31
Views: 3,774
Posted By Bashar
Re: Something Needs to Change

Rather than "unblockable", why not go down the old PA route of using multiple scans at once and the more you use, the more chance of getting through, the more dists, the less chance of getting...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Oct 2013, 20:15
Replies: 102
Views: 7,307
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 53 incomming stats

So sad and so true. :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Oct 2013, 17:52
Replies: 102
Views: 7,307
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 53 incomming stats

Here's a slightly more informative version of those stats:


Vikings 50.2 6,201,727
FAnG 47.9 5,143,613
Spore 46.8 4,901,565
Apprime 46.4 5,592,811
Conspiracy 45.7 6,609,882
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Oct 2013, 12:20
Replies: 21
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Ranul Tech Charity

Here is an idea for a charity.

It fits the small charity criteria as well as the UK presence, but it is a research charity for cancer that also fits against an extra criteria (that is not listed...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Oct 2013, 11:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By Bashar
Re: [Congratulations]... Vikings!

I started typing a decent response to this thread, but then I realised that such an overtly spiteful attempt at starting a bitter argument didn't warrant any such response. I hope this thread...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Oct 2013, 23:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bashar
Re: Failed predictions

It was for Vikings :o





(sorry, I just couldn't resist rising to that bait).
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Oct 2013, 21:28
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bashar
Re: Failed predictions

If you ask Fang, I am sure they would say they did play properly. Just because you don't like the way they played doesn't mean that they cheated you of victory. In the end, I suspect it simply...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Oct 2013, 21:02
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bashar
Re: Failed predictions

Some rounds deserve to be shorter, others deserve to be longer. I don't think I like the idea of setting a timescale for a round before it starts. I realise that it adds the extra challenge of time...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Oct 2013, 20:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bashar
Re: Failed predictions

1. I give praise where praise is due and criticism where criticism is due. I criticise the politics involved with hitting us because it was deserved. However I praise the way you fought as it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Oct 2013, 19:59
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bashar
Re: Failed predictions

I think the last week of this round had been one of the best ends to a round that I have played. For the last 4-5 days I felt that CT had the edge, but I wouldn't have put any money on which way it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Oct 2013, 19:40
Replies: 71
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bashar
Re: Message to Vikings from Spore

This is very much off-topic, but I read this and just had to ask one simple question:

What on earth is the point in playing then? I don't get it, nobody starts a game of monopoly and says "I am...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Oct 2013, 19:35
Replies: 71
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bashar
Re: Message to Vikings from Spore

The only answer I have for that is that I have no idea.



Our natural inclination nowadays is to not block up and that would have been how we felt at the time. However we know that we are not a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Oct 2013, 08:58
Replies: 71
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bashar
Re: Message to Vikings from Spore

You are correct in the timing, though your post implies that we attacked out of some sort of spite at denial of a NAP request. This was not actually the case (though I understand why it appeared...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Oct 2013, 08:30
Replies: 71
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bashar
Re: Message to Vikings from Spore

I think this sums up your problem Clouds. When somebody disagrees with you or says something you don't like, you jump on them with either accusations of whining or a personal attack (sadly there are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Oct 2013, 08:18
Replies: 71
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bashar
Re: Message to Vikings from Spore

Factually incorrect and I am sure even Vikings HC would tell you that.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Oct 2013, 19:38
Replies: 71
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bashar
Message to Vikings from Spore

Last night you started targeting us, presumably thinking we were an easy target. You were wrong (as the rankings and your ships destroyed by our hands show).

Spore now considers itself at war...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Oct 2013, 21:39
Replies: 45
Views: 8,017
Posted By Bashar
Re: PA in a nutshell

Some very good ideas there Spinner. I think the best of the lot is actually hiding the ship stats. This would get a lot of resistance from a lot of people, but it would introduce that difficulty...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Oct 2013, 20:58
Replies: 45
Views: 8,017
Posted By Bashar
Re: PA in a nutshell

That may be, but unfortunately if you read the next 5 most recent threads on this forum, you will find that 3 of them already have everything that has been said in this one. The problem isn't...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 Oct 2013, 03:19
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Bashar
Re: R54 stats are up!

Now that would be nice to see. The stats I have seen since returning to the game have been truly dreadful, but if you achieve this, it would make for a far better round. Good luck!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Oct 2013, 03:06
Replies: 21
Views: 2,684
Posted By Bashar
Re: Congratulations HR on your magnificent victory!

HR are doing that themselves, they have crashed several fleets already.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Oct 2013, 20:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,684
Posted By Bashar
Re: Congratulations HR on your magnificent victory!

I am not really whining to be honest, though I know it will be interpreted that way. Really, I am trying to make a point publically that will make HR HC think about what they do more in the future. ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Oct 2013, 20:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,684
Posted By Bashar
Congratulations HR on your magnificent victory!

You successfully P-targeted and roided an alliance half your size for 7.2% of their roids, putting twice as many attack fleets on that alliance as they have planets. It's a good job you picked such...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Sep 2013, 19:43
Replies: 29
Views: 4,553
Posted By Bashar
Re: Vikings and FAnG

Looks like somebody is bitter.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Sep 2013, 19:19
Replies: 39
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bashar
Re: A hope for Change.

Every time you've gone on about this before, I've always wondered what you were moaning about, however in that context, I see your point and you could actually be right.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Sep 2013, 19:18
Replies: 39
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bashar
Re: A hope for Change.

Absolutely not. It means that alliances will attack as many gals as they can. By breaking gals into smaller denominations, it is easier for alliances to use their fleets properly rather than...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Sep 2013, 11:24
Replies: 39
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bashar
Re: A hope for Change.

I am not convinced by that argument at all. I think, on the contrary, much smaller alliance limits would be more likely to achieve the same thing. Alliance limits of 20-30 with gals of ~8 would...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2013, 18:51
Replies: 39
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bashar
Re: A hope for Change.

Both Jagex and Jolt didn't want to advertise a game that was sub-standard. I agree that the game will need advertising, but the game itself needs fixing first. There is no point putting your...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2013, 23:41
Replies: 39
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bashar
Re: A hope for Change.

I should add that to my list.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2013, 21:57
Replies: 39
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bashar
Re: A hope for Change.

Good question, the attitude change I mention would take time to settle and isn't a quick fix. The changes I would personally make would be starting off with the gal setup and exile. This post...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2013, 20:51
Replies: 39
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bashar
Re: A hope for Change.

As I have said many times, the way to improve the game is not a simple case of "tweaking this" or "changing that". All the issues that people mention are symptoms of the underlying problem, which is...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Sep 2013, 12:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bashar
Re: MoW and other ministerial business

Now you're just being pedantic. The ministerial setup provided a framework around which to organise, which in itself helped to teach and encourage people to work together and organise themselves...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Sep 2013, 11:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bashar
Re: MoW and other ministerial business

That's utter rubbish. It was used to delineate responsibilities. The abilities that each had allowed us to do that specific job (for example planning attacks as MOW) and it showed that you were the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 11 Sep 2013, 01:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bashar
Re: MoW and other ministerial business

I disagree completely. I agree that now they are implemented in a pointless way (i.e. they are used to massage egos). However, the reason I am here at all is my first GC; he made me a minister (MOW...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Sep 2013, 11:23
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bashar
Re: Gal size this round

Did you not read the conversation before you started? I've given in, it's not worth the frustration, arguing the intricacies of quantum physics with a 2 year old is easier than this.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Sep 2013, 10:01
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bashar
Re: Gal size this round

You are either both completely missing the point and intellectually unable to understand it (as I have explained it in the simplest possible terms), or you are just posting irrelevant nonsense for...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Sep 2013, 22:14
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bashar
Re: Gal size this round

It means they *should* have a little more flexibility in defence as they will have more fleets to choose from whilst cross defing, so they should be able to use fleets more optimally, although the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Sep 2013, 15:19
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bashar
Re: Gal size this round

I fail to see how what you have said in any way refutes my point. All you are suggesting is that gals were hard to hit, it therefore follows as a blindingly obvious point that bigger gals are even...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Sep 2013, 13:42
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bashar
Re: Gal size this round

This is incorrect. Plenty of alliances struggled to hit top galaxies last round. Because of galaxies having more planets, it means they require more fleets to cover them. Lots of alliances have...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Sep 2013, 17:01
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bashar
Re: Gal size this round

Yes, it's all setup to be a very poor round sadly. With alliance limit and playerbase as they are, 10 is the absolute largest gal you want, but I personally think 8 would be about ideal.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Sep 2013, 13:41
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Tribute...

How could you say such a thing when Zhil is still around??!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 6 Sep 2013, 04:09
Replies: 121
Views: 16,760
Posted By Bashar
Unhappy Re: Round 53 stats

Actually, I disagree. I don't like them and it's not for that reason. They are quite simply too formulaic. It's just like last round; every race has obvious weaknesses and obvious strengths to the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Sep 2013, 04:03
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Tribute...

You won a round back when it was tough, I didn't. I'm here because I now have a chance, bugger knows why you're back!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Sep 2013, 01:23
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Tribute...

That's easy:

If you're shit, the game is now easy and does everything for you. If you're good, tough shit because the game tries to make everyone else as good as you.

I think I covered it all...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Sep 2013, 01:20
Replies: 12
Views: 13,896
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Sep 2013, 20:53
Replies: 62
Views: 7,061
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 53 Predictions

I think most alliances are the same. All alliances seem to be emailing their previous members to wake them up.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Aug 2013, 00:33
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Tribute...

We're bringing a few oldies back too. Should be some familiar faces around the place again! :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2013, 12:51
Replies: 102
Views: 13,107
Posted By Bashar
Re: My 2 cents about the future

It's not a conspiracy theory, just interpretation of what was said. Speaking to Lunar_Lamp, he says the decision is purely Jagex's and is related to intellectual property.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2013, 12:13
Replies: 102
Views: 13,107
Posted By Bashar
Re: My 2 cents about the future

There's a difference between making it clear that Spinner won't get it and saying that his offer isn't good enough. The wording suggests option 3 is irrelevant.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2013, 11:50
Replies: 102
Views: 13,107
Posted By Bashar
Re: My 2 cents about the future

This is a very concerning statement, not because of what it says particularly, but because of the attitude it shows from whoever is currently controlling PA (and as Jagex have decided to offload it,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jul 2013, 11:35
Replies: 102
Views: 13,107
Posted By Bashar
Re: My 2 cents about the future

That's not true. In the time I was away from the game, lots of things changed, as they did just prior to me leaving. The problem was always that the wrong things changed. PA Team changed things...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jul 2013, 10:14
Replies: 52
Views: 5,086
Posted By Bashar
Re: End of PA?

Read the EORC log when it is posted, it's all in there.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jul 2013, 13:38
Replies: 119
Views: 11,371
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy setups

Asteroid scans and uninitiated asteroids anyone?

(those were the days, overkill incoming from massive planets that you could do nothing about, except scan for a load of roids and leave them...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jul 2013, 13:37
Replies: 119
Views: 11,371
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy setups

You're making me get all sentimental now :-(

I much preferred the multiple ticks, it meant a judgement call was needed over when to recall. It made the decision on whether to land/recall less...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Jul 2013, 18:12
Replies: 123
Views: 15,987
Posted By Bashar
Re: round so far in the eye of a member of rock hc

The fact you were supporting Ult certainly contributed to our willingness to hit you, as did the lack of communication when the NAP was dropped. However, Standing by CT was far and away the main...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jul 2013, 12:19
Replies: 119
Views: 11,371
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy setups

SKs shouldn't be frowned upon, it's part of the game. Some people just need to dry their eyes and grow some balls.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jul 2013, 01:49
Replies: 119
Views: 11,371
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy setups

That's true. The ship stats are frankly bizarre. I can't quite work out what the aim is with them, but it certainly seems to be attempting to achieve balance by putting a massive hole in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Jul 2013, 01:09
Replies: 123
Views: 15,987
Posted By Bashar
Re: round so far in the eye of a member of rock hc

As oil said, the universe rankings are only part of the story. The historical piece he mentions wasn't the main force behind our assessment of them running away with the round though. They had very...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Jul 2013, 00:55
Replies: 119
Views: 11,371
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy setups

Good start.



The most enjoyable galaxy I was ever in was my first one, which was one of those where people supposedly quit. I am sure some do, but the root problem with PA is the attitude of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2013, 23:20
Replies: 123
Views: 15,987
Posted By Bashar
Re: round so far in the eye of a member of rock hc

Our incoming was pretty consistent at the start. The last couple of weeks (maybe more) we have generally had very little incoming (we've got no roids :D). I didn't go counting the fleets every...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2013, 23:14
Replies: 123
Views: 15,987
Posted By Bashar
Re: round so far in the eye of a member of rock hc

You're misinterpreting what happened. If you read my previous post, you will see that I mention CT committing to help us should we get into major trouble with Ult. CT was the first alliance to help...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2013, 22:56
Replies: 123
Views: 15,987
Posted By Bashar
Re: round so far in the eye of a member of rock hc

Actually, the decision to hit Ult wasn't decided purely on the basis of going for the round win. We of course hoped that would be the eventual outcome, however the driving factor was that Ult were...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2013, 23:20
Replies: 60
Views: 8,596
Posted By Bashar
Re: WTF is going on?

Galaxies now are larger than when I stopped playing I think, I am sure I remember them being only 10 planets at one point.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jul 2013, 19:15
Replies: 60
Views: 8,596
Posted By Bashar
Re: WTF is going on?

They're not, they're just one item in a very long list of things that need changing. One of the more effective I think though.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jul 2013, 19:14
Replies: 60
Views: 8,596
Posted By Bashar
Re: WTF is going on?

Pretty damn shitty, I don't know what to do, I can't attack without crashing, I can't scan without getting blocked (or scanning the wrong people), I can't do tech without it breaking and I can't...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jul 2013, 18:04
Replies: 60
Views: 8,596
Posted By Bashar
Re: WTF is going on?

I think the galaxy issue would be solved by redefining the size/nature of galaxies. Galaxies now are simply too big, there are less than 50 decent galaxies. This could easily be halved and galaxies...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 May 2013, 22:34
Replies: 67
Views: 11,799
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Spore Announcement

No need to get all up tight and abusive. Obviously, what I have said is my/our opinion and you are free to have your own opinion on the matter. However, a little lesson in manners and discussion...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 May 2013, 20:35
Replies: 67
Views: 11,799
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Spore Announcement

Most of the mainstream alliances.



They are continuously clumping into long-term blocks that lead to a bi-polar universe and incredibly unimaginative politics. The dynamics of politics...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 May 2013, 20:05
Replies: 67
Views: 11,799
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Spore Announcement

You have slightly misunderstood the meaning. Standing still is partially right for what it means, but it only covers part of it's meaning. The full meaning (in the context used here) is standing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 May 2013, 19:11
Replies: 67
Views: 11,799
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Spore Announcement

I also used the word stagnation, but I concede that stagnation may take other forms besides blocking, however I would like to point out:



And I would suggest that an alliance showing the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 May 2013, 16:02
Replies: 67
Views: 11,799
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Spore Announcement

Yes, because 1up (under Sid) did nothing but stagnate every round through excessive blocking. :rolleyes:

If you are going to be a smart arse, at least make sure that what you are saying is smart,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 May 2013, 12:22
Replies: 67
Views: 11,799
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Spore Announcement

You know you wanted to really!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Apr 2013, 13:01
Replies: 68
Views: 3,481
Posted By Bashar
Re: cheating or not cheating ?

This sort of whingeing is exactly what has driven PA to the brink. People being jealous of a successful strategy and campaigning to get it banned, then PA Team agreeing and restricting the game so...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Apr 2013, 01:16
Replies: 2
Views: 1,223
Posted By Bashar
Shame!

Astraeus: Pre-launching up the ying yang and not a single person active in their public channel to take the abuse and banter.

What has the community come to?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Mar 2013, 01:13
Replies: 67
Views: 6,204
Posted By Bashar
Re: No surprise

I'm from Yorkshire, so if I can do it........

:D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Mar 2013, 00:56
Replies: 67
Views: 6,204
Posted By Bashar
Re: No surprise

That suggests pre-emption and that you're only hitting people who you know will retaliate.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Mar 2013, 20:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bashar
Re: Improvement ?

It must have had something - years ago I wrote a parser for 1up which worked it all out and it certainly didn't use colours. In fact, I am sure it said Attack/Defend. I am talking pre-r20 though,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Mar 2013, 19:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bashar
Re: Improvement ?

Didn't it originally say Attack/Defence?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Mar 2013, 22:20
Replies: 13
Views: 3,108
Posted By Bashar
Re: <3 FAnG

Maybe we should order them a treadmill?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Mar 2013, 22:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,108
Posted By Bashar
Re: <3 FAnG

It's a new round, their new round resolution is to lose 10 pounds. Fat gits.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Mar 2013, 00:06
Replies: 19
Views: 2,811
Posted By Bashar
Re: KIA Statistics

What's that? The planet list ranked in order of "nickname=BloodyButcher"?
:D
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2013, 16:51
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old Fury/Wrath documents

Round 5 latest for Fury/Wrath - I joined in R6 and I am not listed anywhere. Also, the command structure was different in R6.

Strangely, I am not listed in the Eclipse one either, so that must be...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Feb 2013, 16:49
Replies: 238
Views: 37,152
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

Isn't unbelievable how some of the best alliances the game has seen were filled with so many crap players?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2013, 16:32
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old Fury/Wrath documents

Yeah, all we need now is a big piss-up and a massive fleet crash!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2013, 16:13
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old Fury/Wrath documents

Yeah, I'll have a look for you next time I'm on (later this week sometime).

I'm not responding from work \o/. I WIN I WIN I WIN!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Feb 2013, 16:11
Replies: 238
Views: 37,152
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

Mine was in 1up!
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2013, 11:05
Replies: 31
Views: 14,976
Posted By Bashar
Re: Where are they now?

You always did like to appear mysterious!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2013, 11:02
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old Fury/Wrath documents

I'll have a look at my old hard drives when I get back in a couple of days. I might have my old IRC logs somewhere, and possibly even backups from the eclipse/1up tools that I made, though that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Feb 2013, 10:57
Replies: 238
Views: 37,152
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

How could we forget you? Without you I'd have been the shittest player in Fury/eclipse/1up!!!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2013, 02:13
Replies: 238
Views: 37,152
Posted By Bashar
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

I remember the event that you have in your sig. I don't think I ever laughed harder about PA, except maybe when Storebo buggered up with the battle calc on one of my defences (or was it an attack? ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Mar 2012, 17:51
Replies: 149
Views: 19,518
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's average score explained

But you still came to the party, that's what counts!
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2012, 13:13
Replies: 31
Views: 14,976
Posted By Bashar
Re: Where are they now?

We could always do that again if we really wanted to. Not sure how he'd respond though, once is headhunting, twice is stalking.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Feb 2012, 13:08
Replies: 51
Views: 16,048
Posted By Bashar
Re: How (and why) Planetarion fails

And like all empires, the decline is slow, tormented and painful.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2012, 13:05
Replies: 149
Views: 19,518
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's average score explained

This place never changes. Who else can we drag out from the abyss?!

Anyway, that's the annual reappearance for us all, see you all again next year: same time, same thread!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2011, 00:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By Bashar
Re: Alliances and IRC

Yeah right. You say that NOW, but you'll get the urge!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Jul 2011, 20:55
Replies: 149
Views: 19,518
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's average score explained

It appears I'm too late on IRC, you've gone! You must have seen me coming!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Jul 2011, 19:10
Replies: 149
Views: 19,518
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's average score explained

lol, I didn't! Then again, I always spent most my time at the pub back then anyway!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Jul 2011, 16:22
Replies: 149
Views: 19,518
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's average score explained

No Forest, that was just your old age meaning you kept getting caught short!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jan 2011, 17:13
Replies: 64
Views: 12,985
Posted By Bashar
Re: No longer just a Theory

I think he learnt his lesson after Zhil and I tracked him down last time, he's gone DEEP into hiding now.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jan 2011, 21:48
Replies: 64
Views: 12,985
Posted By Bashar
Re: No longer just a Theory

Oh :( I'll slide back into obscurity then.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Jan 2011, 21:45
Replies: 64
Views: 12,985
Posted By Bashar
Re: No longer just a Theory

YAY!! That's enough to drag me back out of hiding!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jan 2011, 21:31
Replies: 45
Views: 7,820
Posted By Bashar
Re: Desse

I remember Desse very well from the old days. My memories of him are of a thoroughly decent person who was an absolute pleasure to talk to. He will be sorely missed. I am deeply saddened by this...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2010, 19:11
Replies: 24
Views: 6,363
Posted By Bashar
Re: Ancient History - WHAT IF: Fury-Xanadu Alliance

I'm good, still hanging around some of the same old haunts!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Nov 2010, 00:16
Replies: 24
Views: 6,363
Posted By Bashar
Re: Ancient History - WHAT IF: Fury-Xanadu Alliance

My god, it's like a reunion!

Zhil - if we track down Sid (again), we're getting close to having the old command structures reassembled! I know a pub in Brighton........
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Nov 2010, 23:48
Replies: 94
Views: 8,793
Posted By Bashar
Re: Proud to be FAnG!

I can't believe I opened this thread. That is a small portion of my life I can never recover.

Still, since I'm here:



I don't remember this, have I developed Alzheimers, or was I down the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Nov 2010, 23:20
Replies: 39
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bashar
Re: Mr. Netgamers 2010... and A Bold New Project?

I have free time for another 2 days, then I don't again.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Nov 2010, 22:18
Replies: 39
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bashar
Re: Mr. Netgamers 2010... and A Bold New Project?

No, I refuse to code another set of alliance tools! I like my life of not coding and not having to tell people to piss off over the phone when they call me to recall a fleet whilst I'm in bed...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2010, 14:13
Replies: 134
Views: 11,791
Posted By Bashar
Re: Favourite rounds!

For me, it all kind of merged into one. I don;t even remember what was my first, or my last, round :-/
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Oct 2009, 22:21
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By Bashar
Re: Anybody from the old rounds still play?

Some of us occasionally claw our way out of our cells and have a glance around the place. Only very occasionally though, they never let us out willingly. :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 May 2008, 19:06
Replies: 24
Views: 2,893
Posted By Bashar
Re: Lack of willing to change = demise of Planetarion

Without reading the thread, I think that the evidence of forum activity demonstrates the demise of Planetarion. I turn up for a butchers and activity is....... gone.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Aug 2007, 19:56
Replies: 103
Views: 10,395
Posted By Bashar
Re: Ministry announcement

Old habits die hard :p
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Aug 2007, 19:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bashar
Re: Who influences an alliance the most?

Any girls in the alliance, cos all the geeks start drooling and follow them around like loyal puppies. :-)

On a more serious (well, actually not, but potentially more constructive) note, I reckon...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Aug 2007, 18:56
Replies: 103
Views: 10,395
Posted By Bashar
Re: Ministry announcement

It's been a few years, hopefully you've all grown up a bit now?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Aug 2007, 18:53
Replies: 190
Views: 12,074
Posted By Bashar
Re: Favorite HC

Nearly everybody I have ever known who was in an alliance with Sid and in other alliances says that Sid is the best. Also, nobody else managed the same amount of success, nor to come close to having...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2007, 18:42
Replies: 85
Views: 5,182
Posted By Bashar
Re: R23: Cluster ETAs

You can tell I'm hardly ever around now because I'd have jumped on you for this a lot quicker a couple of years ago!!

You are (yet again) not seeing the full point behind the arguments I used to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Aug 2007, 18:31
Replies: 190
Views: 12,074
Posted By Bashar
Re: Favorite HC

There is no question that Sid is the best HC that PA ever saw. He had all the qualities that you'd want in an HC.

During my time in alliance commands I worked with the vast majority of people...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 20:31
Replies: 99
Views: 6,958
Posted By Bashar
Re: Assassin

Which hospital is he in? I might pop over and see him if I get time as I live in Brum area myself.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 20:23
Replies: 164
Views: 5,549
Posted By Bashar
Re: Who watches the Watchers?

Why bother getting intel off someone in PA Team? It's too much effort. It's much easier just to work it all out. I've seen PA's admin tools and personally, I'd rather stick with fleet tracking,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 May 2007, 19:07
Replies: 72
Views: 5,372
Posted By Bashar
Re: Free Round 22

The free round will probably have as much effect as every other free round. Considering there is currently 1 free round per year every year for 'marketing' purposes, I fail to see why this one will...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Mar 2007, 19:42
Replies: 55
Views: 3,367
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 20 Review

Oh, and in case anyone missed it or couldn't be arsed to read the novel I just wrote and wants a summary:

The problem is not a niggling little issue with a certain part of the game. It is a major...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Mar 2007, 19:40
Replies: 55
Views: 3,367
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 20 Review

I know you said you didn't want it to be a discussion on shipstats, but I feel that is where the most major problem in the design of this round lay, but I am referring to the basis on which the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2007, 23:15
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2007, 20:21
Replies: 427
Views: 13,973
Posted By Bashar
Re: So, who's winning?

I assume you had specific criteria on what could and couldn't be hit then, otherwise you were just asking for trouble.

To me that just looks like something cooked up in order to be able to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2007, 20:07
Replies: 427
Views: 13,973
Posted By Bashar
Re: So, who's winning?

What is all this bullshit about it being an "Avoidance Agreement" rather than a "NAP"?

Let's quickly analyse the 2 shall we:

Avoidance Agreement: "We agree to avoid hitting you".

NAP =...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Feb 2007, 23:59
Replies: 140
Views: 5,390
Posted By Bashar
Re: "Blocks"

I am not entirely sure you got my point, but I AM entirely sure I just completely missed yours.

I am saying your attacks are not based purely on who is the best gal to attack, you might try and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Feb 2007, 20:19
Replies: 140
Views: 5,390
Posted By Bashar
Re: "Blocks"

You forgot to account for the great big chip you always carry around on your shoulders which imbalance your perspective on what looks best.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2007, 20:23
Replies: 151
Views: 6,072
Posted By Bashar
Re: zik dying 1:1 ???

I'd gladly salute them as the greatest player the game has even seen, even considering the arguably generally lower current standard of player.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 19:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxy Setup

The galaxy bash limit I don't like. It's another example of: "This is how you should interact with the game, this is who you should attack". You may notice I used the word "interact" rather than...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Dec 2006, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Bashar
Re: Get on up :(

There is legends, and then there is LEGENDS. James Brown was a god when it came to music. I rarely look at the news and see myself saddened by someones death, but on this occasion, sadness I feel....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Dec 2006, 22:12
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Bashar
Re: Official Destiny announcement

Good luck with it Caj, I know you've got some decent quality and good prospects there. I look forward to watching Destiny enjoy success as an alliance.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Dec 2006, 19:55
Replies: 67
Views: 1,981
Posted By Bashar
Re: Fakenicking

I detest fake nicking, and I always have (yes, I know, hypocritical considering I am one of those who has enforced it in the past). I do feel it has a place in the game, but not in the way it is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Nov 2006, 18:48
Replies: 102
Views: 4,347
Posted By Bashar
Re: /Me claps *fap fap fap*

I was never really military in 1up, except 1ups first round, and my activity wasn't great. It was eclipse and Fury where I did military stuff.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Nov 2006, 14:45
Replies: 102
Views: 4,347
Posted By Bashar
Re: /Me claps *fap fap fap*

That's not what I'm wondering. What I am wondering is:

Who are the completely incompetent fools who planned last nights attacks on exil?

I know exil have suffered reasonable roid loss, but...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2006, 22:54
Replies: 99
Views: 3,529
Posted By Bashar
Re: We told you so! (some disagreed)

We did indeed, and we meant it. Winning took us by surprise as much as it did anyone else.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Nov 2006, 18:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Silent (or at least very quiet) Departure

Thank feck for that. MORE PUB TIME!!!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Nov 2006, 22:30
Replies: 58
Views: 3,003
Posted By Bashar
Re: Relaying Alliance Channels - is it ok?

Alliance channel relaying is a load of fun, but pretty pointless really unless it's command channels, as all (decent) alliances work on the assumption they have spies in their member channels anyway...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Nov 2006, 00:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bashar
Re: New Bcalc Version

I know the standard in these threads is to give praise etc. and I am not going to come close to complaining about functionality, but there is one thing I really think you need to address:

Could...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Oct 2006, 18:32
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Bashar
Re: A Riddle

That has been suggested by my friends, but I am not convinced it fits, I have more than 4 lines visible on my palm, I can't imagine Julius Caesar having used it in judgement of people, he was a...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Oct 2006, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Bashar
A Riddle

I was emailed this riddle, and I can't for the life of me come up with an answer that fits to all the clues. Has anyone got any idea what it could be?

I have 4 lines.
I can supposedly detect...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Oct 2006, 21:28
Replies: 272
Views: 11,168
Posted By Bashar
Re: eXilition are ranked #7

I'd much rather you didn't :(
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Oct 2006, 18:50
Replies: 272
Views: 11,168
Posted By Bashar
Re: eXilition are ranked #7

More likely:

Can they team up and do it? Yes

Will they? Yes

How long will it last? As long as it takes for one of the three to see easier targets elsewhere, assume the other two will...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 19:05
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bashar
Re: Planetarion Panel

Heh, so you were on it Zhil?

Well, I have to confess, you are renowned, but are you a renowned player?

I guess the answer to that depends on what you mean by player, but in the PA...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 16:03
Replies: 67
Views: 5,575
Posted By Bashar
Re: So this particular top gal

Do you know how this game works?

Having had incomming from alliances on more than one occasion hardly marks a galaxy as having had proper incomming. My gal can fill that criteria with just one of...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 15:57
Replies: 67
Views: 5,575
Posted By Bashar
Re: So this particular top gal

Well said that man.

It's a pitty really, a galaxy gets an easy ride at the start and the claims are that they are super special and raids on them would just make them grow quicker. Silly thing to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Oct 2006, 13:42
Replies: 67
Views: 5,575
Posted By Bashar
Re: So this particular top gal

My gal isn't far behind yours when it comes to roid gains, the difference is we get pummeled with 3+ waves per planet most nights.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 23:28
Replies: 67
Views: 5,575
Posted By Bashar
Re: So this particular top gal

Of course, but they're such a nice target, and haven't been hit yet, which implies that there is a big political shield around them (or alliances just aren't too bothered).
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 22:24
Replies: 67
Views: 5,575
Posted By Bashar
Re: So this particular top gal

Whoever is, however, does seem to have worked out how to reverse the polarisation on their incomming magnet. That makes the game pretty shitty for other gals, as they have no hope at all of catching...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Oct 2006, 21:12
Replies: 52
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 17:54
Replies: 52
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bashar
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

Sure, I'll happily update my intel from your arbiter. Sharing exilition coords with exilition sounds like a really good plan. I reckon the easiest way is you PM me (especially as I cannot find your...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 16:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bashar
Re: Planetarion Panel

unimatrix and his friends by any chance?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 15:54
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Bashar
Re: Recruitment Issue

If older players are moving to 'bigger' alliances leaving a recruitment gap for 'smaller' alliances, then surely this is the perfect opportunity and incentive for those 'smaller' alliances (and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 15:51
Replies: 52
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bashar
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

My intel isn't too good on Omen, LCH and Ascendancy. It's exilition that's been waving me to shit every other day.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 15:47
Replies: 52
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bashar
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

From Sandmans:

34 1up

We're rising :devil:
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Oct 2006, 15:45
Replies: 52
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bashar
Re: What's the REAL top 10?

I presume you are referring to exilition.

Being allianceless, and without any dedicated intel department etc. my intel is a little shakey, but I am pretty sure about the ones I have for exilition,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Oct 2006, 16:37
Replies: 47
Poll: myk
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bashar
Re: myk

Mick.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Oct 2006, 22:01
Replies: 276
Views: 8,263
Posted By Bashar
Re: A request to angels HC

The fridge with all my booze in is out my door, down the stairs, round a few corners and in the garage. It takes about 20 metres of walking (or crawling depending on number of previous trips) to get...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Oct 2006, 21:22
Replies: 276
Views: 8,263
Posted By Bashar
Re: A request to angels HC

No, I went to New Zealand, my computer stayed where it was.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Oct 2006, 21:08
Replies: 276
Views: 8,263
Posted By Bashar
Re: A request to angels HC

I can't comment on anything from last round I am afraid, I was 12,000 miles from my computer. I don't even know who won.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Oct 2006, 18:31
Replies: 276
Views: 8,263
Posted By Bashar
Re: A request to angels HC

We never take action without hard evidence. Rumours/accusations of things are always considered and received frequently about lots of things and lots of members, but ultimately, most turn out to be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Oct 2006, 23:18
Replies: 123
Views: 4,141
Posted By Bashar
Re: What More?

Oh, and obviously, I am not in any way claiming that I was even close to being sober at the time.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Oct 2006, 23:18
Replies: 123
Views: 4,141
Posted By Bashar
Re: What More?

No, you mean we go out drinking and you get hammered and nearly start a fight with the biggest bastard in the whole of Newbury.

We need to get everyone together for another meet sometime soon. ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Oct 2006, 20:14
Replies: 123
Views: 4,141
Posted By Bashar
Re: What More?

Well Error, I'm glad you've stuck around. You know how to post well, and in the end, people such as yourself who are new sticking around can only help the situation. Ultimately, the more people who...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 19:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bashar
Re: [Beta] I'm Confused

Why is everyone arguing that betas should be done by people who test properly? Anyone who behaves differently in beta from how they do in the normal round is helping to generate the artifical...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 19:20
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bashar
Re: [Beta] I'm Confused

And just as a reminder, what I was originally quoting:


I am not convinced I can see your point to be perfectly honest here. You seem to be arguing that
people put very little effort into betas...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 12:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bashar
Re: [Beta] I'm Confused

I'm thinking of going Virgin (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4178747.stm) economy, so you'll need some rope and a spacesuit (or a serious wad of cash).
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 12:18
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bashar
Re: [Beta] I'm Confused

How can this possibly be the case when people play betas completely differently, which they undeniably do. Kloopy's initial post illustrates a large part of this quite clearly. The only thing you...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 11:42
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bashar
Re: [Beta] I'm Confused

Arguments of how the beta is played I always find a little dubious myself. The thing with betas is that winning isn't important, but I've always felt that trying to win should be important, but with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 11:20
Replies: 123
Views: 4,141
Posted By Bashar
Re: What More?

I've just been on a 'pos reping spree' which is unusual for me, when I have sprees it is usually of neg rep out of despair at poor posting. Most of the posts I am reading at the moment are well...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 11:06
Replies: 221
Views: 26,520
Posted By Bashar
Re: Zhil's Tame Planetarion History

Geee, thanks for that. Not convinced I quite class as old yet.

I think it may be because I got far more enjoyment/excitement out of those earlier rounds. Rounds after that were just me sat there...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Oct 2006, 01:11
Replies: 221
Views: 26,520
Posted By Bashar
Re: Zhil's Tame Planetarion History

I know, yet I can remember each one of those rounds in far greater detail than the ones I mentioned. No idea why.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Oct 2006, 20:47
Replies: 221
Views: 26,520
Posted By Bashar
Re: Zhil's Tame Planetarion History

Reading Zhil's post, it's reminded me of so many things from rounds that all seem to have merged into one. Everything after r8 for some reason doesn't feel like having been seperate rounds, it just...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Oct 2006, 20:02
Replies: 54
Views: 2,084
Posted By Bashar
Re: PA: You know it's time to quit when...

Isn't that how everyone started playing?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Oct 2006, 20:00
Replies: 123
Views: 4,141
Posted By Bashar
Re: What More?

Errrr..... I feel hard done by. Since when was I posting propaganda?

propaganda

noun information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Sep 2006, 05:30
Replies: 179
Views: 8,022
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up Announcement

I'm a bit late posting here as I have been travelling New Zealand since 18th July, so I haven't played any part in 1up this round really, but I just wanted to add to what has already been said that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jun 2006, 18:06
Replies: 50
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bashar
Re: Planetarion 2007

Look at the gaps between rounds when the game was doing well, look at the gaps between rounds now. Longer gaps is clearly not the turnoff.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jun 2006, 23:46
Replies: 50
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bashar
Re: Planetarion 2007

I don't care when the gaps are, but for gods sake make them longer. I think the term market saturation applies to PA atm.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Jun 2006, 23:44
Replies: 268
Views: 3,540
Posted By Bashar
Re: Gobsmacked - New Alliance Scoring System

Wonder when large players will start leaving alliances, crashing their fleet in defence, fake spending when joining the alliance, then spend all the salvage for a massive growth.

If it were to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jun 2006, 14:36
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round 18 Name

I want "Return Of The Hordes" on the list.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jun 2006, 18:24
Replies: 90
Views: 4,038
Posted By Bashar
Re: Officers, a dying race?

I was talking about me on my own.



You generally don't need scans, except with ziks. When members are properly active, SMSing isn't necessary.



When you care and people aren't offering...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 23:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By Bashar
Re: Fun and teambuilding challenges for 7-11 year olds (help me do my job!)

A couple of (quick) things we do are:

1. Get all the kids to grab a chair, and line them all up in a long row. Get them to stand on their chairs, and then without touching the floor, order...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 23:11
Replies: 90
Views: 4,038
Posted By Bashar
Re: Officers, a dying race?

I've done both these sorts of quantities (and more) many times. In the end, the number of calls coming in means bugger all. 30 calls in one tick is piss easy if you're offered the ships. 7 calls...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 23:02
Replies: 90
Views: 4,038
Posted By Bashar
Re: Officers, a dying race?

1up had far fewer 'DCs' as you all call them (we call them MO's) last round, but that was largely due to our strategy. On the whole, however, the number of 'active' DC's we have I'd say has...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jun 2006, 13:58
Replies: 90
Views: 4,038
Posted By Bashar
Re: Officers, a dying race?

Being an officer is essentially a full time job unless there are a lot of officers. Back in r8 Fury I was MOing most nights from about 9pm until 8am. It's not something that allows you to have a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jun 2006, 12:21
Replies: 52
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: World Cup setups

I prefer old PA any day.
Forum: Departing PA Messages 11 Jun 2006, 12:19
Replies: 61
Views: 5,230
Posted By Bashar
Re: It's time for me to quit ...

It's a really sad day for me. One of the few people I actually have a chance of beating with planet size. That's 1 less rank for me to gain. :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jun 2006, 21:46
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By Bashar
Re: What is Planetarion?

And that is what I answered for you. If you want to know what makes planetarion have success (which is I suspect what you are getting at) and keeps people playing, then I think the answer is nothing...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2006, 19:21
Replies: 282
Views: 7,515
Posted By Bashar
Re: Account on Planetarion Forums locked out

Same thing happened to me, I hardly ever read GD and I never read that thread, yet I gave that exact same post a pos rep last night at a time I wasn't even online.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jun 2006, 19:10
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By Bashar
Re: What is Planetarion?

Planetarion is a game where the design is trying to ensure that everyone can win irrelevant of skill, commitment, politics or luck. It's a game where the people who design it try to make it so that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 22:48
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

Paddy, this has been explained to them many a time in many a thread. Give it 5 minutes and you'll get the generic "ND/Ins broke the deal" coupled with "now you have no chance of winning because you...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 22:39
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

nobody tried to smack down 1ups out of tag members whilst they were out of tag, and Omen definitely didn't try to lead the way in attacks on 1up.

If (and I SINCERELY doubt this) I am wrong on...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 21:32
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

Mighteh - goals can be reassessed.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 21:30
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

OK, I'll help you out here.

"What would you do different" means "how would you change what happens"

"non(e) ot the stuff you said was ofc tried" means "none of the things you said have...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 21:22
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

And I think more appropriately, was siding with Omen the best way they saw to do that, or did they just see it as trading 1up for Omen, but with 1up hostile to them?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 21:18
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

How about you read my post that answered your question before repeating the question.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 21:14
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

There's a nice hard wall in the corner.



I think you've misunderstood me quite a bit here. I was not trying to say "this is why Omen are where they are", I was trying to say "this is why Omen...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 21:01
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

Oh, and I have to say, I hadn't seen that quote that JBG just posted, but in response to that quote myself:

Rational for WHO? That's Omens major problem this round, and it's why they are now...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 20:58
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

I'd kill myself for getting myself get into such a shitty position.

I confess, I've been thinking about this since your first post and, after Omens politics this round, I can't see a way out for...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 20:18
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

I'd have smacked 1ups planets out of tag as soon as I had a reasonable list of them and a reasonable lead at the front. I wouldn't have sat around whinging about it trying to get other people to hit...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 19:58
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 19:57
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

If it did happen (which I didn't notice on any large scale), it didn't happen nearly so bad as it does when exilition played last.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 19:35
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

I would never compare Omen to Exilition. Omen fight their own wars when they get them, they try politically to get similar alliances to help them, but they don't try and get every small bloody...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 19:25
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

I didn't say it was their goal Keizari, I pointed out how I find it amusing the way that all Omens instantly assume that everyone elses goal should be the same as theirs: preventing 1up from winning....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 18:58
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

That's nice, but it relates to my post how?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 18:56
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

Errr... cocky? don't understand what we did that was cocky. We simply waded in and smacked you in the gob, it wasn't cocky, it was methodical and brutish.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 18:51
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Bashar
Bashars Allegations against F-Crew, Rock, TGV, VGN, SiN

Oh, and on different note, sorta related to this thread, I know who this rounds losers are: small planets, the very planets always being championed by the likes of F-Crew, Rock, vengeance, TGV, SiN....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 May 2006, 18:44
Replies: 214
Views: 3,401
Posted By Bashar
Re: Winners of R17 (1up not included)

I notice how all Omen members keep trying to appeal to Insomnia/ND members to hit 1up rather than play second fiddle to 1up. It's very amusing to see that they consider it as ND/Insomnia wanting 1up...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 22:36
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

So why did you bother posting then? i don't see the point in posting to say "I would make a point, but I won't, and that's the point of this post".
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 May 2006, 21:59
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Bashar
Re: Alliance Golden Roids

One thing that would HAVE to be introduced is removing the bash limit on a planet that had such a roid, otherwise alliances would get them to their smallest member, and have that member stay very...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 21:35
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

I didn't say tradition should dictate the rules, I said the rules I consider to be necessary are the ones that could be classed as traditional. Traditional here is not a way of deciding on the rules...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 21:26
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

True Lokken, that is one benefit. An unexpected one too I suspect though.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 21:05
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

I don't understand what you mean. I don't understand where I said there was any strength in the design of anything. I used the word/idea of tradition purely to define what I considered an unfair...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 20:58
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

If the alliance limit wasn't there, support planets would never have been needed. It's a notion created purely out of alliance limits. Alliance limits dictate the way that alliances have to play;...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 20:43
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Which is precisely why trying to force a certain style of play is counter productive (and further to your point, I am not sure PA Team understand fully what style of play they are trying to force,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 20:40
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

No, I am saying that PA Team has, since the dawn of time, been taking the wrong approach to the issue of how alliances behave. Instead of discussing how to best progress the game forward with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 20:22
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

I disagree. I don't think it's down to a lack of rules at all. If you look at the whole of PA's history, there has been a constant power struggle since p2p was introduced between PA Team and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 20:08
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

You assume 1up is using the resources to increase its planets. It is not, the resources go purely to scanners. If this was done in a seperate tag, with scanners in a seperate tag, you wouldn't give...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 20:02
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

The key to winning a war is knowing which battles to fight, and which to avoid.

A little challenge for you, find a great military general who hasn't said something like this at some point. I bet...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 20:01
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Maybe that was a bad example. Look at scanners though, they do essentially the same.

And on that point, we should have just made them all scanners, we'd have got better scanner coverage then.
...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 19:51
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

By that logic, surely booting a member who's worked hard all round just because you've got a bigger recruit is also a support planet?

The support planets issue was always about using extra planets...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 19:46
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

Oh, and here's another from the old master:

13. By discovering the enemy's dispositions and remaining
invisible ourselves, we can keep our forces concentrated,
while the enemy's must be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 19:44
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

I
19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable;
when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we
are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away;
when far away,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 19:37
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

You truly are one of the rare people who's reputation doesn't do them justice. You have less sense than a tin of baked beans. Have you not noticed how the alliances involved in big wars always tend...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 May 2006, 19:23
Replies: 670
Views: 11,085
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up's not-ingame members

(Here I go writing this post for the second time after the houses sockets tripped the power.)

What's wrong with it? Yes, it made us look weaker than we were and directed attention away from us as...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2006, 19:43
Replies: 261
Views: 6,936
Posted By Bashar
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

At least internet debate with idiots passes the time jester :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 May 2006, 18:54
Replies: 261
Views: 6,936
Posted By Bashar
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

I thought they learnt their lesson last time they tried that.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2006, 20:45
Replies: 261
Views: 6,936
Posted By Bashar
Re: are 1 up playing this rd

Only time I have ever changed alliance is whern the one I was in disbanded, and I always followed the natural progression from the disbanding alliance.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2006, 22:54
Replies: 52
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bashar
Re: Theme Songs

According to Kloopy, PA's appropriate theme would be:

Hotel California (The Eagles)

"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave"
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Apr 2006, 13:51
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By Bashar
Re: Patsa?

It's 1up's scanners.

Oldguard is where 1up's real military might is hiding.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2006, 20:55
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bashar
Re: New Alliance

What, again?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Apr 2006, 18:35
Replies: 199
Views: 3,091
Posted By Bashar
Re: Oh come on...XP formula..

This is addressed by the fact that XP whoring makes it impossible for a large amount of the universe to attack you and impossible for you to lose score. If you think the balance should be that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2006, 23:07
Replies: 39
Views: 2,746
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round Name for Round 17

I added bold just to highlight the inaccuracy of the name.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Apr 2006, 17:35
Replies: 39
Views: 2,746
Posted By Bashar
Re: Round Name for Round 17

You want them in Klingon or something?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Mar 2006, 19:48
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By Bashar
Re: Just for the amusment

That's my favorite bit. If it's true, we never noticed.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 18:36
Replies: 85
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bashar
Re: eXilition & the future.

Quoting without context FTW!

He was implying alliances as that was the nature of the discussion. If people are discussing something like, say, exilition, and someone says "They're not playing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 18:32
Replies: 85
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bashar
Re: eXilition & the future.

Still, you must be able to understand why some people might need some preparation time.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 18:31
Replies: 85
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bashar
Re: eXilition & the future.

I don't know about that, round 14 we discussed quite a bit the day before tickstart.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Mar 2006, 18:27
Replies: 85
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bashar
Re: eXilition & the future.

A way of dragging Sid back for yet another round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Mar 2006, 00:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bashar
Re: The Return of VanX!

He PM'd me, and I couldn't help but quote from the PM in my signature.

Sheer class.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Mar 2006, 18:15
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bashar
Re: The Return of VanX!

I suppose though, to be fair to him, it gives him a half decent chance of staying in an alliance without being kicked out halfway through his first round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Mar 2006, 18:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bashar
Re: The Return of VanX!

Judging by these 2 quotes, I am guessing the command structure will be changing drastically then, as last time I saw you in an alliance, you couldn't help as a member let alone a command member.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Mar 2006, 23:01
Replies: 40
Views: 1,234
Posted By Bashar
Re: Your biggest Crash!

Oh, and I usually do it through sleeping through alarm clocks, being at the pub (I've hurled abuse at several people who've phoned me up at the pub and expected me to recall a fleet), lying in bed...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Mar 2006, 23:00
Replies: 40
Views: 1,234
Posted By Bashar
Re: Your biggest Crash!

I crash better than anyone. I am a professional. I've been doing it since round 4, on average crashing my entire fleet at least 3-4 times per round. This round I've been better, but I've also been...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 01:09
Replies: 883
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bashar
Re: Angels/NewDawn

Everyone gets lots of incomming anyway. 1up was the only alliance focusing/coordinating on ND. I'm sure you knew what he meant, you're not stupid. :)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 01:07
Replies: 883
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bashar
Re: Angels/NewDawn

Bluffs? Double bluffs? Sid is a very fond poker player :D

Also, this is actually a reasonably decent discussion (aside from points being missed left right and centre), and the first in a long...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 00:27
Replies: 883
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bashar
Re: Angels/NewDawn

Rob - You seem to think that hitting 1up is a strategy and that there is only one strategy involved in it which is simply hitting 1up. Maybe it'd be better explained if I used tactics rather than...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 00:14
Replies: 883
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bashar
Re: Angels/NewDawn

To Lokken, damn these other people posting!

I think you've been misinterpreting some posts. If you actually read 1up posts, we're saying ND would be stupid to carry on in the same way they did...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Mar 2006, 00:01
Replies: 883
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bashar
Re: Angels/NewDawn

There is a difference between ignoring what happened and carrying on to prevent it having been pointless and analysing what happened to see how best to proceed for the future.

Surely it's a both a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2006, 23:56
Replies: 883
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bashar
Re: Angels/NewDawn

Whoosh, as the point flashes by and accelerates off into the distance!

What happened last night didn't help ND, they quite clearly want tonight to be an improvement rather than a repetition. If...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2006, 23:16
Replies: 883
Views: 9,850
Posted By Bashar
Re: Angels/NewDawn

Have you been taking something, as this is just plain ridiculous in so many ways.

Firstly, you don't ignore figures in a PA battle. PA is about figures, if you ignore them, then god knows how...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Feb 2006, 20:13
Replies: 135
Views: 7,026
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Feb 2006, 22:45
Replies: 86
Views: 3,708
Posted By Bashar
Re: Potential York Meet?

It's cos we were on the sacrimental wine.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Feb 2006, 19:47
Replies: 86
Views: 3,708
Posted By Bashar
Re: Potential York Meet?

me me me me me me me me me me.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Feb 2006, 12:44
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By Bashar
Re: BP exile

Peoples views change. Pre-round views are unlikely to be the same as mid-round views. The same people who voted for 50 were the ones asking for it to be changed.

And you were implying the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Feb 2006, 01:46
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By Bashar
Re: BP exile

And you speak for the majority?

Arrogance++
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Feb 2006, 20:31
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Bashar
Re: An Alliances Column

One problem with the idea is that I think the universe pages are generated at the start of every tick to avoid heavy load on the server. To check the alliance of the person viewing the page and all...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2006, 19:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By Bashar
Re: Maxmising your XP

I think this is pretty irrelevant anyway. The bash limit is there to stop people being 'bashed' by people with much bigger fleets; to stop hideously unfair fights. If spending resources lowers your...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 16:23
Replies: 179
Views: 12,536
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

If there is a god, he ain't merciful. Why oh why do we get this shit time and time again. I just despair.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:54
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

(edited for accuracy)

Yes please.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:52
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

Or anything you say for that matter? The stuff you say I can understand appears to be utter bullshit. The stuff I can't understand..... ditto.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:51
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

Yeh, I have a serious question for you:

Do you ACTUALLY think anyone takes you seriously?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:44
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

Can I just point out, you brought up cheating. It's your attitude, ego and social competence that the rest of us are picking up on.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:42
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

This thread was started 40 minutes ago. People don't read PA forums that much, and with the bullshit that spurts out your (unfortunately) open gob, I ain't surprised they don't reply.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:40
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

OK, I'll give you credit. You are trying.

You seem to be saying that you cheated/people you played with cheat. You also appear to be implying that people such as me cheat ("like u guys"). On...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:33
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

You know Yeh, I pride myself on that translator I made for you, yet even with my expertise in the field of "Yeh Communication" I have no ****ing clue what the **** you are on about.

Please...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:25
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

That is where we differ. Personally, when in Fury I wanted to do as much for Fury as I could. When you were Fury, you wanted Fury to do as much for you as it could.

If you were what Fury...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:24
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

Actually, in my view, not taking you in is a winning situation. There was much discussion over your application. All the HC were arguing over who would give the strongest anti-vouch.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:23
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

I'll track down my infamous Yeh Translator tomorrow. I warn you though, when there is no sense to be had, it is difficult to make sense.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:21
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

You 'owned'?

OK, I don't like to make people more big headed by boosting their ego's, I always feel dirty doing that. The trouble is, at the same time I feel really hard pressed to not praise...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jan 2006, 00:03
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bashar
Re: Quha

And so it begins again. The greatest comedy ever seen in PA, and yet the greatest tragedy too. Shakespeare will be turning in his grave.

BTW Yeh, welcome back, have a red dot on me (oh, and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jan 2006, 23:59
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Bashar
Re: Hehe - theres something wrong here...

You ****ing ****ing ****ing ****. I am nowhere near his quality! Don't tease me so!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jan 2006, 23:53
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Bashar
Re: Hehe - theres something wrong here...

Tis, what else do you expect? He drinks as much as me and codes the game!
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2006, 18:42
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Bashar
Useless Error Messages

It all started off with my sisters computer. She's been having some problems with it, and wanted me to fix them and install photoshop elements for her uni work whilst I was at it. Of course, I...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jan 2006, 10:48
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Bashar
Re: Skill vs Bcalc

Decent MO's (or DC's) don't need battlecalcs, they look and can see exactly what is needed within a few seconds. Battlecalcs would only be used to confirm what's needed or to store a record of the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jan 2006, 00:41
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Bashar
Re: Return of the Cluster Alliance?

Cluster alliances are not practical because people already have alliances that give the same benefits as cluster alliances. Cluster alliances only work when they use people who don't already have an...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jan 2006, 00:40
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Bashar
Re: Planetarion Private Play

I don't know if we would be willing. There is such a thing as too much of something, the game is already pretty intense. I am sure there is a saturation point where people just start being put off...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Jan 2006, 00:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Bashar
Re: Intel system??

I agree with the comments on the immorality of the idea, but I also think the legality of it is dubious. I am not entirely certain, but as the information is personal and not intended to be used in...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 28 Jan 2006, 14:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,907
Posted By Bashar
Re: reinVENted

Good luck ven. You have quality players, there is no doubt of that. You'll do well again, I'm sure.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jan 2006, 11:35
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Bashar
Re: Word of Mouth

And I'm not even talking about what you think I am!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jan 2006, 10:38
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Bashar
Re: Word of Mouth

There was a conversation just like that, but for something else that was deleted.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jan 2006, 10:33
Replies: 35
Views: 2,041
Posted By Bashar
Re: Real-Time PA

That would just start getting annoying. Very few battles happen anyway and this would just give people the ability to tie up fleets for longer and piss people off at the last minute in an even more...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jan 2006, 00:55
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Bashar
Re: Word of Mouth

We just deleted all our old lists from eclipse.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jan 2006, 00:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,041
Posted By Bashar
Re: Real-Time PA

I think the game should remain tick based (it's what PA IS). However, displaying a time version (based on the ticks) of fleet movements as an aesthetic/superficial addition would be worth trying to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2006, 23:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bashar
Re: C++/Techies - Help me fix Blazde's bcalc

And finally, I might still have code I updated, will need to test it when I get time, which is not any time in the near future, but that should offer some pointers to anyone else fancying a go. ...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2006, 23:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bashar
Re: C++/Techies - Help me fix Blazde's bcalc

Oh, also, I never bothered updating it to stop subversion happening, I didn't see the need as it never applied to pods and all steal ships fire after everything else.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2006, 23:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bashar
Re: C++/Techies - Help me fix Blazde's bcalc

Oh, that whole section deals with all those sorts of rules btw.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Jan 2006, 22:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bashar
Re: C++/Techies - Help me fix Blazde's bcalc

I fixed the subvert/emp problem a few rounds ago, and thought I'd lost the code. Either way, this line I think is the bit that says that excludes EMP'd ships from being stolen(subverted):
...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 Jan 2006, 14:24
Replies: 113
Views: 8,128
Posted By Bashar
Re: Call For Comments: Round 16 beta stats

Not on the page I'm looking at.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jan 2006, 14:07
Replies: 51
Views: 4,247
Posted By Bashar
Re: Is It Possible To Get Planets Naps with the Whole Top15?

I remember that (brief) conversation. What you've said about it here gives me the impression that you were surprised by the outcome, yet you have yourself given the exact reason the answer was no:
...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 14 Jan 2006, 20:07
Replies: 1
Ctf
Views: 454
Posted By Bashar
Ctf

Make a version of CTF that gives points to a galaxy for every tick they have the flag.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Jan 2006, 18:37
Replies: 86
Views: 3,708
Posted By Bashar
Re: Potential York Meet?

I'd be tempted to go.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jan 2006, 17:51
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Bashar
Re: Community Rep(s)

Hence alliance representation is best way, as the group you belong to and are biased towards (the one you most closely associate with) is represented. It seems the most representative way to me.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jan 2006, 17:49
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Bashar
Re: Community Rep(s)

I give opinions, I'm not in the channel, but I give them occasionally. And if you notice, I didn't say the current system was working as it should, I said that it just needs HC's to be persuaded to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jan 2006, 17:43
Replies: 345
Views: 11,146
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1UP winners of the free round (round 16) a given fact?

I am not convinced that Angels lack the quality to win. I am however also not convinced that they have the self-discipline and patience to win (I am referring to the alliance as a whole, and not any...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jan 2006, 17:31
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Bashar
Re: Community Rep(s)

I don't think it's a case of knowing, I think it's them wanting to have a 'refreshing change' or something similar.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jan 2006, 17:29
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Bashar
Re: Community Rep(s)

Ack. Good idea to have reps, bad idea to recruit them in this way. I see people going for it for ego purposes, getting the job and then doing sweet FA.

If you want this sort of thing, the best...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jan 2006, 17:22
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By Bashar
Re: Retirement

Sorry to see you go Kal. We had our disagreements from time to time, but ultimately you tried hard and got things done. I'm surprised you lasted so long though, rumours of your demise have been...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jan 2006, 19:27
Replies: 115
Views: 5,977
Posted By Bashar
Re: Past & Present: The most HATED alliances of PA

LDK was an alliance to behold. There are logs around from their private server of their account sharing from as late as r8. Romanian/Lithuanian people were BANNED from playing because of LDK.
...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jan 2006, 19:16
Replies: 115
Views: 5,977
Posted By Bashar
Re: Past & Present: The most HATED alliances of PA

Don't try and make NoS seem more significant than it was. It pissed off people fairly often, but I think most the time, it was too much of an 'also ran' for any large portion of the community to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jan 2006, 19:14
Replies: 135
Views: 7,026
Posted By Bashar
Re: What Alliance Has The Best Name

I always liked Fury most as ultimately, I think a good name should be appropriate, memorable, simple and original. Fury was all those things. Most alliances have names from something they looked to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2006, 18:15
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

I understand WHY the concept was implemented, and I don't complain about that. However, the approach you've used to balancing is comparable to putting an anvil on one side of a see-saw when you want...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2006, 14:21
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

i haven't given you any, which is surprising me as much as it is you.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jan 2006, 14:18
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

Hehe, you know it's true though. It's not just me it applies to, but most people who play seriously. There's no way you can understand the decisions you make from a players point of view. It's a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 23:52
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

Chances are I know most the people involved in the decision, they know what I am like, they know I don't mean to offend, but they also know I give my opinion. I also understand that what I am saying...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 23:33
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

I reckon strategically signing your members up to your alliance is a far easier way of abusing it.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 22:26
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

However ignorance of humour such as you just displayed must be anything but bliss. That comment about exilition was made completely in jest.

Also, there's nothing wrong with saying "I don't have...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 22:08
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

Besides, I KNOW I am right, I got a green blob from someone in exilition, so there is no other possibility and there can be no doubt.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 22:07
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

Hehe, the concept can't be THAT bad then, as I didn't even notice it. But I haven't argued against the concept, only the implementation (and Dictator2's views on what the concept offers).

Still,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 22:05
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

No, I didn't take it personally, I just get intolerant of people who come blundering in without thinking it through properly or forming any coherent/substance-based opinion.



So you're...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 20:06
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

I agree in principle with what you are saying, but my point is really that, if you wanted to see if you could fly, you'd start with a 3 foot wall, not the empire state building (without the nets). ...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 20:02
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

I think you fail to understand the big alliances. A large number of their players are playing PURELY for their alliance. If they weren't able to play in it, they wouldn't play. Hence the game...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 19:51
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

You are arguing semantics here, probably because you missed the point. I'll simplify it for you so you can digest it better : the point was that it's toolarge a number for such a small universe.
...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 19:23
Replies: 115
Views: 5,977
Posted By Bashar
Re: Past & Present: The most HATED alliances of PA

There are no alliances I hate, the worst for me is LDK which is an alliance I simply have no respect for whatsoever.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 00:59
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Re: Has to be said

Just for the record, I don't disagree with the concept, 70 members would be fine. It's the size that I find so stupid.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2006, 00:55
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bashar
Has to be said

The alliance limit thing for the free round SUCKS.

What happens if an alliance with >50 planets gets into the top 5, are they forced to ditch planets? If not, what happens if an alliance with 100...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 5 Jan 2006, 21:13
Replies: 39
Views: 2,165
Posted By Bashar
Re: Edinburgh Planetarion Meet

I'd like to meet you at some point, see what you're like, Edinburgh sounds like a good place. Oh, hold on, isn't that a different country?

(Yes Matt, I am VERY bored)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jan 2006, 20:55
Replies: 51
Views: 3,874
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up Meet

My sister's at UCE, dunno of any PAers there.



I won't tell her about that comment.

Oh, and Aston is in just as much of a shithole as UCE. Whenever I'm driving through the area I am tempted...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jan 2006, 00:28
Replies: 51
Views: 3,874
Posted By Bashar
Re: 1up Meet

There are 2 1up HC + pig who live in Birmingham, there may even be others. Be careful, we're always looking for victims! Ones at UCE are especially accessible!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Dec 2005, 20:51
Replies: 92
Views: 2,246
Posted By Bashar
Re: Propaganda Team!

George Galloway
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Dec 2005, 20:37
Replies: 53
Views: 1,888
Posted By Bashar
Re: Congratulations eXilition

This is something I REALLY think Exilition need a big :up: for. Bringing new players into the game, accomodating them and helping integrate them in is in my view something that deserves far more...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Dec 2005, 20:29
Replies: 53
Views: 1,888
Posted By Bashar
Re: Congratulations eXilition

Back when blockwars were the way of PA, it was customary to consider the whole block as having won, not a single alliance within that block. I think it is extremely unfair to all of exilitions...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Dec 2005, 21:58
Replies: 57
Views: 1,579
Posted By Bashar
Re: Galaxies, Clusters and Alliances

That is FAR too Microsoft Windowsy :down:


This relies on very active admins. GC's like to alter banners in response to politics/incomming etc. What would happen if a whole alliance decided...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Dec 2005, 12:21
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Bashar
Re: lack of incentives for midround sign ups

If you put too much incentive there, people who aren't doing too well would just resign up, which is not the point of the game.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2005, 22:48
Replies: 61
Views: 4,126
Posted By Bashar
Re: Letting everyone down...

It was short but sweet. It's sad to see it end like this for you guys, I know how much effort you put in, and I know that you deserved to do better than you did.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2005, 19:44
Replies: 257
Views: 11,841
Posted By Bashar
Re: Kingmakers

Looks like baboon was pretty close though, I'm guessing they must be brighter than monkeys, that's probably the difference. Especially as I never thought a monkey would be asking for a cage.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Dec 2005, 18:07
Replies: 257
Views: 11,841
Posted By Bashar
Re: Kingmakers

I was going to post a step by step breakdown of why this is such bullshit, but I've seen you posting around the boards and know you'll take no notice, so I'll simply say, provide me with some...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Dec 2005, 16:54
Replies: 257
Views: 11,841
Posted By Bashar
Re: Kingmakers

Have they cancelled it? Or is it a full blown alliance now?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Dec 2005, 14:49
Replies: 257
Views: 11,841
Posted By Bashar
Re: Kingmakers

It's difficult to know who's who when they're all attacking or defending together. It's also difficult to understand why we should care about the specifics of who it is when they are blatently...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Nov 2005, 13:55
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Bashar
Re: A bard's song about returning to PA

Record it, I want to hear it.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 23:11
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

I was not mocking the English, I was implying the posts are of a shit quality. You clearly never saw the Yeh translator. It wasn't about translating languages, it was about translating something...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 20:04
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Can one of the mods please check SkyHead's account, and confirm for me that it isn't just Yeh using an upgraded version of my translator? There is something depressingly familiar about the quality...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 19:56
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

I cannot believe you are posting this. Read the thread again, it was eXilition who brought up the cheating/VNC side. Other people commented on the impact of the new rule. There was no implication...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 00:59
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Good for you then lizardking. I clearly misread your post . :/
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 00:32
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Suggesting exilition never used support planets seems ludicrous to me as all the evidence suggests otherwise. It is nothing to be ashamed of as it was perfectly legitimate.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2005, 00:26
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Actually, it was more the point that you engage in spite. I've had a lot of dealings with you under various nicks on IRC, and I've never had a problem with you, and I hpld nothing towards you that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 19:17
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 17:27
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Errr.... 1up is whining about it? Read up a few posts to where I was saying about providing justification for what you say. It applies to you too.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 16:36
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Chika, I wasn't implying it meant such alliances were bad alliances, and redcrab wasn't either. Saying they are on the same level as say 1up or exilition is what I meant, and what I believe redcrab...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 16:31
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

The thread started as nothing at all to do with exilition, but as all good discussions, it's broadened (I think obsessive moderators call it going off topic or being derailed). But if you judge by...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 16:19
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

I kinda agree with you on this. As hard as I try to accept the fact that the alliance who's won is clearly the best as the game involves far more than just military battles, I find it very difficult...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 16:01
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

-5.4k roids yesterday, only +690 roids today after most your attacks have landed......

I am intrigued to know which bit of sandmans you are looking at.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 15:11
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Newt - I'm still waiting for you to give some justification of what you said. Generalisations don't do anything. The things I mentioned were facts. They were observations. If people are adding...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 14:33
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

I have a degree in politics. One thing I learnt is that when you want to accuse someone of talking bollocks, you tell them what is bollocks and why it is bollocks. You also provide some...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 01:28
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Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

All you need do is read the 2 threads it was discussed in, the one by Phil and the one announcing it, search for my nick in those threads and read my posts. I thought it made my position on the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 01:26
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Seriously, are you looking for reasons to criticise? How the hell do you get to that? 1up are currently sat in 4th, we are clearly not currently the best alliance in the game. People seem to be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 00:09
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

You just don't get it do you. I wasn't passing judgement or implying any. I was simply pointing out coinciding events that appear to correlate.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 27 Nov 2005, 00:06
Replies: 235
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Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Read the threads, EVERYWHERE I have posted in them I have objected. Even after it was done I have said in multiple places that I think it's a bad thing that it's happened. I hardly enjoy rubbing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 22:56
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

I agree on this, it is disappointing that they felt the need to do this, and I still don't see it as a necessary step. I think the cons outweigh the pros.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 22:54
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

jester, using def planets was not cheating, it was not against the rules, I have already said that.

I won't stoop to translating yours into something along the lines of you being the greatest ever...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 21:35
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

I have never, nor would I ever suggest otherwise. Read my post, I said something like "the worst it could be said to be". I did not say I thought it so. If you've read the discussions on the rule,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 21:13
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bashar
Re: jpaweb01

That's a good idea, make it people who are paid though. Might give people something to do between ticks.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 21:00
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bashar
Re: jpaweb01

I think it would take away players from the main game. I don't think it's a good idea.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 20:52
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Really?

Well, I wasn't saying/implying you were cheating. Using defence planets if they weren't multies wasn't cheating as it wasn't against the rules. Worst it could be classed as is immoral,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Nov 2005, 16:18
Replies: 235
Views: 6,900
Posted By Bashar
Re: Give 1up some respect....

Coincidence is a more likely explanation. They've used that LT several times this round, and never been as easy to get through on as they are right now.

Also, seems coincidences always come in...
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