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Forum: Alliance Recruitment 6 Mar 2019, 09:26
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: CaRn r81

Do many people sign up because top incs/member is attractive? :D

Bows won attacks launched/member, p3n won defence launched/member (ridiculous I know)
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2019, 21:55
Replies: 82
Views: 5,078
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Forts and whining

It seems to me that if you do want a change to actually happen then it is exactly the semantics of implementation that you need to be worried about. Far to often things get done without the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Nov 2018, 17:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Quest rewards and Def fleet.

Generally speaking changes rarely get done; however I do think that quests are still considered a work in progress, so some changes in this area seems possible - if, that is there is any sort of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Nov 2018, 14:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Quest rewards and Def fleet.

I agree with a lot of that about quests, particularly the unbalancing effect of the joint chiefs.
I'm not particularly fussed about rp and cp as rewards - I dont think it unbalances things...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Nov 2018, 19:29
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: fleet access.

Removing ally fleets would allow a return to the sort of multi target stats that wouldnt be dreamed of today, simply because the amount of defence sent would plunge so landed attacks would rise...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 1 Nov 2018, 22:05
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: fleet access.

The reality is that this is a team game; the vast majority of people play in alliances, but dont want to be awake at 4 am launching defence. The argument for ally fleets was - prelaunch allows a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Sep 2018, 13:48
Replies: 105
Views: 8,669
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The Ironborn Backstab

As an otter i find this whole thread rather laughable, as it is pretty clear that it is us not CT who are paying the biggest price for Ironborn's nap with ult.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Aug 2018, 16:41
Replies: 76
Views: 8,472
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: ALLY Round 78

Since FAnG were not playing under the FAnG tag in the link you provide, unfortunately googling would not have helped him!
I'm glad that it is not just me who finds it hard to keep track of what...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Jul 2018, 10:04
Replies: 54
Views: 4,003
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

For most, other than the OP perhaps, there is no question of xp being removed.
But this round has essentially eliminated defence as a viable strategy - if you are not three fleet attacking you are...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jul 2018, 22:58
Replies: 54
Views: 4,003
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

Well I wasn't in any way trying to say that quests were the issue in isolation; ultimately its always going to turn on how easy it is to land due to stats, you can tweak xp or mc formulas all you...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jul 2018, 09:47
Replies: 54
Views: 4,003
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

And/or a cov-op (kidnapping pilots) that does the same.
Not that I like this much as I've never done much cov-opping (did the 10 fist quest and gave up this round).

[edit]: They certainly...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jul 2018, 09:18
Replies: 54
Views: 4,003
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Remove EXP or nerf it to oblivion

I dont see anyone having more than obliquely mentioned the quests here. It seems to me that they have been a big contributor to the xping this round simply because there are so many roids sloshing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2017, 11:22
Replies: 75
Views: 11,417
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71: Incoming stats

Did you not read what I said - no-one expected or intended to stop ult winning, it was just about damage limitation.

And anyway, surely the ideas that 'alliances go 150% on that goal' and 'They...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2017, 10:32
Replies: 75
Views: 11,417
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71: Incoming stats

This may be true some of the time, but last round there was definitely the opposite problem, no-one wanted to win (only ult and app even had full tags).
For most the only motive for attacking ult...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 May 2017, 10:54
Replies: 75
Views: 11,417
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71: Incoming stats

The ally that is no.1 will always be the focus of the game, whether its a focus on avoiding it or fighting it.
Why shouldnt it be?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2017, 10:22
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Sure so when we are hitting ult (albeit sporadically in thse days with FAnG/Kittenz incs) you decide to thump us.
If you wanted revenge for the NAP with Ult the time to do it was when we had the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2017, 09:36
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Yeah ofc that was obvious, they have been on the other side for half the round.
What was much less obvious was that you would also target us.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Apr 2017, 12:55
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Indeed we didnt so there is no drama.
Must there be drama to raise an issue? - albeit one that no-one else seems to see as an issue (myself included actually, the instant booji mentioned it I said...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2017, 10:57
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Your assumption of norms is the whole problem under interrogation. It is not a question like 'what if the sky was green' because that to my knowledge never happens (without relocating to venus) and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2017, 08:18
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Because as booji has pointed out there is a gap between launch and actual hostilities - You say aggression occurs at the moment of launch but thats a sort of literal interpretation that is...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Apr 2017, 05:45
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

You lot seem to have lost the plot...
booji was originally arguing for more careful and concise terms for agreements, I presume you think you are arguing against him but you actually demonstrate...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2017, 11:21
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

yes clearly that was what happened after all... we made that sort of agreement and stuck to it.



booji's point was that there was a thought of making the agreement so we could launch the night...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2017, 11:01
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Im not sure why eks responded to me in that way given I was clearly supporting his sentiment. It must be the presumption that I never say anything except to defend booji!

And yes booji, clearly if...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2017, 10:19
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

I think most people think of it being launching...



... as eksero shows.
The idea that it is not specified so it might be either seems the worst sort of sophistry imo. And therefore likely to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Apr 2017, 09:25
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Ofc everyone has backstabbed someone in their time... particularly since different perceptions from each alliance tends to mean they view any particular incident differently.
However, this...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 24 Apr 2017, 23:13
Replies: 33
Views: 5,953
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: XP based on alliance rank & similiar suggestions

Where attacks are aimed is so much dictated by politics that a little more xp will make no difference.
History also suggests that if you change it so its a lot more then an xping alliance will win...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Apr 2017, 08:11
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Yes, I think thats right, but I was very clear i was talking about the counterfactual (that means it didnt happen). As I understood it app was one of those threatening to hit us if we didnt hit ult....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 22 Apr 2017, 04:07
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

eh? now? you are taking the counterfactual too far if you are deciding that we never fought ult - or indeed expect we wont again, we know full well that we are doomed come pt900.

If - in the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Apr 2017, 23:35
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Assuming our intel on ND is right, and in this instance it probably is since we are allied, we have had 161 incs from ND.
Given we have been allied for half the round and we went cores/siege so had...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Apr 2017, 21:04
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

In the context of where I said 'minor provocation' it does not matter whether what was at issue was the hitting of 5 in that raid or the p-target - that you are intent on saying it was indeed a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Apr 2017, 20:21
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Im not sure how you figure that - we made an enemy of norse, who, as they have been energetically pointing out, are much smaller than we are, and thus were something we could live with.
And we made...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Apr 2017, 19:30
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Im sure that is true - because thats the kind of totally mad politics all PA alliances do! If you had hit them instead of Ult you would have just made more enemies.
If the argument with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Apr 2017, 17:14
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Its difficult to act for you own aims when you have no aims :D
P3n's aim this round was to be uninvolved but that fell apart ages ago!
[edit] curiously your post is the exact opposite accusation to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Apr 2017, 16:35
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

That you received the majority of the fleets launched on an attack which had 5 norse, 5 HR, 2 asta, 1 rainbow, 1 ult and 2 alliance unknown targets open is not in itself an indication of the HCs...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Apr 2017, 21:11
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

No one was looking for goodwill!
Advantix responded with a non-sequitur to a post from booji that not only never mentioned norse, it specifically said the anti ult alliances had to raise their...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Apr 2017, 22:00
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Oh hurrah, im safe from Ult now now since tags cant p-target other tags that have 10 members less than them. It really is quite a relief. :D
In practice being small has advantages, and...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Apr 2017, 07:22
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

No they were not together - you seem to have missed the thrust of this whole argument. [and my post you quoted there you seem to refer to the post NAP situation - while I was referring to before p3n...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 20:09
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

no, the reason people were not hitting p3n to begin with was because to attack us and force us into ult's camp would have been shooting yourselves in the foot.
That you waited so long for us to come...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 19:01
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

If you mean to say we would have done better by staying un-involved, then I think you are right!
Also, as devils advocate our doing well before joining the war on ult was in your interest too; if...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 18:35
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

For the days that p3n was involved in hitting ult rather than Astatores
Our roid change; Your roid change
3 Apr -7.6%; +4%
4 Apr +6.5%; +7.1%
5 Apr -16.5%; +4.1% (FanG hitting us)
6 Apr -15%;...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 18:09
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Did you read what you wrote there? you say we were not dragged in against our will, then openly say that we were threatened with being the target of the block if we didnt join - how is that not...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 17:38
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Ive already explained that because of our CR build and (before fang hit us) strictly no anti-CR build policy when FAnG hit us we had no choice but to respond quickly as there was at that point no...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 16:49
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

The fact the both me and you were roided by FAnG the morning before the attack on FAnG by the block I didnt even need a mail, twas pretty obvious what the reason was!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 15:42
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

In the same way that once upon a time I remember people constantly whinging that Ascendancy couldnt be beat because they had all the good players, there are enough great players arount that an...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 15:26
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

How does anything I said imply I know what was said between HCs? That P3n had a NAP with FAnG was well known, at least in P3n if not more generally, as it was the keystone of our CR strategy to avoid...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 14:06
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

No that was because FAnG broke their NAP with p3n in order to Join Ult's attack on us. As clear a just casus belli as there ever is in PA.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 13:50
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Wtf - if (by some miracle) those four were all 80 then they would be fighting each other not bitch slapping p3n.
You seem to miss the glaring problem with a tag size of 80; or indeed the whole tag...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 13:24
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

The attempt to suggest that had we gone on we would have won is clearly given the lie by the fact that P3n has fallen to 3rd and stayed there.
P3n had lost no.1 before the NAP commenced because it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Apr 2017, 08:09
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Simply blaming NAPs ignores the fact that half those NAPs came about because we fought and lost.
But yes the basic issue is only Ult is aiming ftw and so has enough players to do it, end of story.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Apr 2017, 12:09
Replies: 427
Views: 55,732
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R71 Prediction, drama, and fun thread.

Time flies when you are having fun. From this ancient wisdom I surmise you are not!
Therefore the PA crew have kindly provided you with a break.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Apr 2016, 08:12
Replies: 109
Views: 7,404
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r66 Changes

Seems to me that the barrage of statistics is serving to obscure rather than enlighten.
But I will say this; in essence the game is about attack - which gets your roids and xp - which then wins the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2015, 21:43
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

good grief!
Neither of my posts made any comment on whether a Fort is more demanding to run or otherwise.
They both confined themselves to mocking the idea that dealing with ND prelaunches was...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2015, 20:38
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

We were 2cool to def against ND... because we were allied to them!
However, such sentiment was in no way the intention of my post, which was to lightly poke fun at what seemed like the most...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Dec 2015, 14:07
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

If having ND hit you is the biggest trauma forts face then I think i can recommend them for everyone!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Dec 2015, 00:13
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

5, Prevents prelaunching to evade cov-ops

Though I think BB already said this pre-launch half launch thing need not affect def PL; if that is so most of your objections fall away. Other than...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Dec 2015, 18:33
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

The rationale for that is to avoid exactly what mxy suggests happening. I dont think fake PL drawing out PL def is a bad thing, but presumably BB does.



That depends whether this is an...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Dec 2015, 10:10
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

You missed the point there: I do PL def a fair bit. I had it against me just the once this round, used it twice with clippers and three or four times with rogues. Nevertheless game mechanics make it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 9 Dec 2015, 00:18
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

I assume that this is anticipating a problem that will arise, since fake prelaunching is pretty rare atm.
Tbh i dont see a problem with the idea that fake prelaunchs is the risk you take if you...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Dec 2015, 22:49
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

In practice all BB was asserting his changes would do was spread out the pressure on DCing. He did not seem to be expecting a huge revolution in launch times. Rightly so since I would think the vast...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Dec 2015, 21:08
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

Possibly, if you ignore the fact that the only alliance live launching more than half the time is Asgard. In practice the difference between Ult live launching 43% of the time and P3n live launching...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Dec 2015, 20:53
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Yeah ult cared just under 8% more. That's the difference between our fleet activity.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Dec 2015, 09:15
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

I wasnt here in 2012 so I looked it up



That seems to be a totally different proposition to changes in scans to see how long PL is.
Being able to scan and know the length of PL does not...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Dec 2015, 08:54
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Prelaunch(again)

P3n got its first 4 waves through aga and deejay in the evening: peak activity time.
Both p3n and, longer ago, Ascendancy launched 8 am raids on occasion. However these work mostly on the basis that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 22:04
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

A flattering comparison no doubt...
but I think I would take the history pages with a pinch of salt, I had a look to verify your claim, and I find FANG in r46 had Alliance defence: 3959, but oddly...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 19:03
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Krypton's attempts to do us down in comparison to ult were slightly irritating, though they have a basis in truth, you can hardly characterize us as inactives. Add defence and attack together and our...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 18:45
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Yes, as I said earlier (twice infact), all fairly similar for everyone. Defence from ult to others is not at issue at all.
The only reason I raised it was because Ult got more defence from ingal non...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 18:01
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Not at all, I was spelling out booji's point.


I would agree with you here if p3nguins faced the bigger coalition. But frankly I think most of us will agree that Ult faced more enemies so should...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 17:43
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Are you being deliberately obtuse?
P3n does defend and does DC, the difference is that you DC yourselves The result is that you get called more for your ships not less as multiple people want ships,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 17:29
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

uhuh now we are in total fantasy land, P3n sends as much oog def as anyone else who isnt ult, so why would we have more to give ingal? (Plus we attack much more, actually we are likely to have less...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 16:33
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

FL's relationship with Ult really does not affect things all that greatly. FL sent 125 ingal defences to Ult. A fair few sure, but delete them and Ult's ingal defence drops to the same level as p3n,...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 16:08
Replies: 36
Views: 6,268
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

Fluid surely...
I really don't see that a there was a politics problem this round.
Tags did switch sides. Faceless obviously did. One could arguably say Asgard moved from a position where they...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 15:48
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

I dont see any difference there or an explanation.
BB, I think me and you are perhaps talking at cross purposes here.
So allow me to restate the question.
The issue in question is that Ult managed...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 15:01
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

This is not actually surprising, since only an idiot would hit FC with FI/CO which they would be good at defending. Most of their incs will have been CR/BS which they would have little to send even...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 14:49
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

errr its right there in the data Bram posted!
269 other 35 FC. Not huge given the totals. But not insignificant either.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 14:37
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Im not wholly convinced by that. I think a lot more people will DC their own incs ingal than will DC at alliance level. Even if only because they have a, more time, and b, it is usually at a more...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 14:26
Replies: 36
Views: 6,268
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

I missed last round (r63), I assume it must have been particularly dull, to have spawned this. IIRC r62 was quite interesting right to the end, with ult losing top in a fight againt BF/Asc but also...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 14:20
Replies: 36
Views: 6,268
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

I understand why you think this is a problem. What I dont understand is why you think these change offer a solution.

Im still convinced that penalizing poor defence will simply result in more inc...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 14:06
Replies: 129
Views: 16,899
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

That answers my question thanks!
So the Gal defence on the PA history does include your own alliance ingal, however interestingly Ult was still ahead in exploiting the non-ults ingal with p3n next....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 13:13
Replies: 36
Views: 6,268
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

It gives no penalty to a fencer at all, it helps them. They will get a steady stream of 20/30 incs a day most of which they cover to their own considerable benefit. It further penalises them for...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 12:39
Replies: 36
Views: 6,268
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

I assume this was the original intention, never fully implemented.



How would your system do anything to change this?
It wholly favours ult to the disadvantage of the others. The current...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 12:20
Replies: 36
Views: 6,268
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

in which case is this not all as meaningless as those alliance points that already exist?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 11:59
Replies: 36
Views: 6,268
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

This whole system seems to be designed to punish the already lower alliances and favour the already powerful. It is already obvious that top ranking tends to go to the best defenders, as butcher...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 11:38
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

And inefficient def too.
If you are punished for failing a def then people would rather not launch a def unless they were damn sure it was going to be successful, this encourages very heavy defence...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Dec 2015, 11:07
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Nothing very surprising in the stats as far as I can see.
However it does provide an opportunity to finally lay to rest this argument tho.


Our one trick pony beat BF in def and was similar to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 10:54
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

The current war system doesnt work like that at all. Declaring a war does not affect both sides, only those who declare it. They get increased cap on their chosen target, and reduced on those who are...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 09:10
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

It doesnt seem to have occurred to you that defence is actually very good, despite it being a pain to organise and superficially unrewarding. The steady shift away from MT stats is proof of it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 00:42
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

Im very much in favour of improved defence xp or xp for recalls.
However, i'm not sure it needs to be both, im sure someone with a head for figures will correct me if I'm wrong, but I suspect that...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Dec 2015, 00:23
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Improvement in Score

If you want to discourage the evasion of incs by mass agreements you dont want xp to be degraded by landings.
Why?
The spread of incs and defence is always and always will be rather unfair, some...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Dec 2015, 11:01
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 Inc stats

Its a good view of the triangular war of the endgame; starting as it does the first day P3n did those rolling lolwaves on 7.4 in the afternoon/evening. The first of those landed on Aga pt 918.
P3n...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2015, 18:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

You are misunderstanding, the person kicked for the FC has nothing to do with Tia who left 19 ticks previously. FL lost two people yesterday, but the only one that could possibly have affected the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2015, 13:10
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

FL are just about winning based on total rather than counted score atm. Their half way through start seems to have ended a serious impediment. It was always going to be a mountain to climb.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Dec 2015, 10:43
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

The lack of movement between ult and Faceless is perhaps because they kicked someone. As a result of which p3n now unexpectedly has a chance to overtake them again.
The gap between p3n and ult was...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Nov 2015, 11:40
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

4: HR, Bows, FL and Ult
Bows has claimed to be gal raiding but if so it was very focused gal raids with the occasional non-p3n thrown in to make up the numbers. Hitting my gal they went for 3 p3ns...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2015, 16:17
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

I totally agree with this, it is silly that 300 def xp is only given when there is a fight. Half the time if there is a fight that means the def has been unsuccessful so why should that be rewarded....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2015, 14:19
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

You do realise ppl block against ult because fighting 1vs1 would only ever have one result? winner: ult.
Get rid of tag sizes have an 80 player Ult that result would move from almost certain to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2015, 13:34
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

P3n has had a fairly steady stream of incs even without roids, ult and more particularly HR and Bows didnt stop hitting us just because you forced us down to a 600 roid average, the latter two are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2015, 11:49
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

ND and Asgard joining is not a matter of the block against you needing more support, simply they were always your enemies but had been neutralized by NAPs which nave now expired, so they belatedly...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Nov 2015, 05:47
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Nov 2015, 14:07
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

Lets not be doing yourselves down to do down us.
Before you posted you would have done well to look at last rounds stats:
Bows was actually high on def.
FL: 2,678
Bows: 2,554
CT: ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Nov 2015, 10:11
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

The emphasis on anti-FR/DE type CR/BS that prevails atm also presumably relies on the current political stitch up whereby the CR/BS allies have few incs from CR/BS allies.

But anyway we are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Nov 2015, 08:39
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

Oh so mid teir is everyone with a full tag but not ult basically?
In which case why not just say that there is only ever one super ally at a time, atm is ult, in the past it has been eXi, Asc or...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Nov 2015, 22:00
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

From launches page with 10 days to go we have launched 2,615 defences.
Last round Bows def 2,554.

I accept the launches page and ultimate stats are different due to ingal def, but this does put...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Nov 2015, 19:27
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

P3n would love to lead, but since no one will follow, that leads to nowhere!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Nov 2015, 18:02
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

Our ingame intel is somewhat poor but from it it seems like HR have been as active as fighting us as Faceless;
The 37 we have in intel as HR for add up to 423 incs on us
That is very similar per...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Nov 2015, 09:38
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

untrue, they have done ordinary lolwaves too, though not near so much as the fleetcatches.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2015, 23:08
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

Well why dont you prove him wrong by fighting Ult then. :devil:

Then BB can claim Aga has a split personality. :p
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2015, 22:29
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

Lol nonsense, I was crashed on by 2 HR BS fleets on PT 782, The TERR only lost 72k after his roidgain and got a big xp gain (ending 170k positive). However, the ETD was cut out of cap losing 355k val...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2015, 15:17
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

No, we do know. 2 fight club guys couldnt be contacted so, other than the two ults and that chicken Gzambo, they decided to go in and share the loss rather than have two destroyed utterly.
It was a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2015, 14:24
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

This was not the problem: quite the opposite. P3ns correct appraisal of Ults strength lead directly to the pickle we are in now.
As usual we come to the denouement of the round and you remember the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2015, 13:54
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

wasnt it over last week?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Nov 2015, 11:46
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

4 against 1 only ever has one outcome... doesnt matter that our def is not top notch 270 incs a night means you are going down, just a matter of how fast. In some ways the quick loss is good, easier...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Nov 2015, 10:34
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

That makes the assumption that FL/Ult would be granted the political space to have a 2 vs 1 fight with p3n.
P3n may not be wildly popular, but there are far more people emotionally invested in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Nov 2015, 10:51
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R64 predictions

Ult have not won yet: they will have to fight p3n again when the nap finally expires - assuming of course the rest of the universe can tolerate p3n sitting pretty fenced up like a garden center until...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 17 Jul 2015, 09:11
Replies: 385
Views: 70,606
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I agree that it is slightly odd. But given that you spent a week or more roiding us without reply our NAP was more surprising than dropping it. For an alliance that has had quite an easy round rogues...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2015, 18:07
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I was talking about the point before they stopped caring and started crashing, two weeks ago now. Ult could have played the Asc intervention a lot better than they did. Asc was riven with internal...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2015, 16:42
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I wasnt complaining, but it is a bit much for ult to claim that Asc let BF win when clearly that responsibility lies as much with Ults own choices. Equally, because it was so obvious that the result...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2015, 16:16
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

This ofc forgets that ult itself chose to let BF win. If when Asc attacked Ult, Ult had not dropped everything to hammer Asc, then both Ult and Asc would be in better shape and BF with less of a lead...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jul 2015, 16:10
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I don't actually know the answer to most of these questions but it is easy enough to take a few educated guesses
why the ASC/FL alliance?
There has been enough posts on the third block to see the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Jul 2015, 13:22
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

For the very reason Mz said in reverse, as long as Faceless and Asc were being actively avoided by the bigger allies then consciously or not smaller allies like yours would rise to the top of the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jul 2015, 23:28
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

You missed the point spectacularly there! I did not suggest you needed us or we needed you, as i said specifically to Krypton, it is simply more efficient to co-ordinate attacks and take the enemies...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jul 2015, 10:44
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Wait a minute here: you deny the causality?
thats odd because if the second paragraph there is true your chain of causality is actually shorter than mine was (it was convoluted).
I thought it was:...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jul 2015, 08:13
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I was merely pointing out that your reason for walking out on the agreement held no water, HR hitting you is a nonsensical reason because it is a reason to maintain the agreement not destroy it....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jul 2015, 07:48
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

If you had any interest in the agreement then it is worth a bit of bashing to maintain it. Pa politics basically involves ganging up on people, so politics is often a little bit dirty, but it is what...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jul 2015, 07:33
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

It doesnt, but if you have an alliance for joint offensive action you might as well use it because as we all know, landing is as much about concentration of force as anything. All three hitting BowS...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jul 2015, 07:12
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

It was because HR was troubling you?
Can I suggest that the obvious response was to do what asc/FL wanted so maintain the agreement, and put HR next on the list for all 3 allies to rape if they...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 Jul 2015, 08:35
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Rogues on the offense last round was really poor, but they put 70 fleets onto 4.1 this morning, so they have improved. However since this seems to be half made up of people three fleeting, so if they...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 23:18
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Certainly i didnt mean to imply that the simple fact of our intervention was the be all and end all, in the next post I did mention the ult switch over from defense to attack. Had they let us hit...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 21:19
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

We are leaking roids to everyone, wouldnt even notice one bow in the sea of red!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 21:15
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Ult is used weathering long periods of full defence, thats what makes them so damn good. BF was hardly even closing the gap so full defence was clearly working, now they are on full offense its...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 21:08
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

BF had not won 4 days ago, they won because we got involved: Watch ults value lead evaporate....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 20:48
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

ahhh one of those you wont nap ingame so it can change at any point things. If you want an agreement have a proper NAP. Avoidance is just asking for trouble, broken all the time. Rogues experience of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 20:21
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

still utterly clueless about how we managed to backstab you without even realising. We have not fought you, we gal raided you a few times. We noob bashed, but you are taking it way too hard. Get off...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 18:44
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

When asc was recreated we just asked people to sign up saying they could be as inactive as they liked. We have had planets sitting in c200 for days on end, one even deleted for inactivity. Thus if...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 18:01
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I dont know if you got that from my posing theoretical changes to show how politics actually wont move, but if so you misinterpreted it, as I was saying it really couldnt happen, but in the fluid...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 17:54
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I may not like it put this way: but you are essentially correct. My key point to krypton has been that a third force is inherently boring. It might be possible to do what norse have done and hit all...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 17:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

This is the common misconception that convergence=co-operation. Norse is hitting our gals atm, but i dont think they are actively co-operating with Ult, or getting target lists, and the same may be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 17:19
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Yeah, but why would it have been more interesting if a, we hit BF, or b, we continued to fence sit to the end.
There are only so many options available, we judged fence sitting til the end to be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 17:11
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Now that is an interesting charge. I heard swing make the same accusation, that we had an avoidance agreement and broke it by gal raiding one of ur forts (You gal raided ours too btw, tho my...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 16:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Well thats the thing, I agree on the preference for more interesting alignments. However, there were three potential blocks with Asc/FL being the third, but that just results in the 3rd force...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 16:15
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

That depends how you put it no one has said we are grounded, but there have been no attacks, and looking at the fleets page only one or two people attacking before 10am. So in effect yes we are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 15:37
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

I would be surprised if three days of 200+ incs on asc is enough to compensate for weeks of practically nothing, (unless CT and BowS were fighting but not actually being hit). Of course this will...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2015, 15:27
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

It is not anything like as unfair as you paint it since asc is being hit by
Ult: 60
Rogues: 50
Penguins: 39
NewDawn: 41
HR: 37
Norse: 22
ODDR: 17
Thats 266.
Now you will correctly retort...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Jul 2015, 16:59
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

A few weeks ago you were complaining that there was no way that asc would attack ult because we were, in your opinion, simply a support tag. Now that we have proved you wrong, and joined your side...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Jun 2015, 09:43
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Its the way of these boards to always add the random incs you receive into the block against you.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jun 2015, 09:31
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Second half of the round

Well if we continue not to be hit then yeah its looking plausible, but honestly, Asc will probably collapse spectacularly if hit properly. Its gotta happen sometime surely, we are fat enough!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2015, 19:10
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

Readers can probably ignore most of the muddled middle section of that post above. The important bit for small alliances is the last point - less bottom feeding because there is less need to do so.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2015, 18:26
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

I dont know why this was aimed as a retort to me. I was clearly not envisaging a system where multiple alliances would compete. I was still presuming a two sided system, just with multiple tags on...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2015, 17:44
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

Small tags may be thumped by overwhelmingly big numbers of incomings but this would only actually be a problem if the opposing coalitions of tags were too disparate in total numbers.
There would be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2015, 17:31
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

Lets not suggest I'm in favour of big tag sizes. I'm in favour of dropping tag sizes, alliance size is out of proportion with the universe size. For the reason ReligFree mentioned more proportionate...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2015, 17:09
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

Has it not occurred to you that Bows is allied to BF, and Rogues to Ult and therefore you are natural opponents?
Being the auxiliaries to the big allies in a war need not mean hitting up the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Jun 2015, 16:46
Replies: 140
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

Is it any surprise, when defence is so tiring, I find myself yawning all the time just from getting up to send def at 4 am, and I havn't been attacked much or done any DCing this round. Courting...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jun 2015, 14:25
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

Did you not read what I said? because this is more or less what I said. I said we were profiting by everyone else fighting, I said we wouldnt win, if you look back a few days I have also said that...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jun 2015, 13:37
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

I dont think you are right here, there are simply too many people in tag who signed up a planet because asc was returning, but dont really play.
However, lets suppose you are, and we can challenge...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Jun 2015, 09:20
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: The PA award ceremony. The real one.

No-one (re-)joined Asc to shake things up, if BENNEH actually said that he was just being silly, we were just getting back together.


We didnt force anyone to do anything, we have been so totally...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 30 May 2015, 08:07
Replies: 228
Views: 27,060
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

Any FI fleet would have to beat its way through the main attack fleet of a zik CO player, and that is not generally attractive, regardless of their init advantage.
Instead, I rather think it is zik...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 May 2015, 09:41
Replies: 228
Views: 27,060
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

You rather missed the point there, defence ships tend to be built to cover holes, not reinforce what you have, an FR/DE alliance will have its ETDs building brokers for def.
An FR based xan, or zik...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 May 2015, 09:24
Replies: 228
Views: 27,060
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

You dont have to build it is not an excuse for having a silly ship in the stats. You might as well say Terr is a useless race in this stats set (can they actually attack anyone other than cat?), you...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 May 2015, 08:57
Replies: 228
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

really? They dont fire before anything, and if they do get to fire your FR/DE alliance gets some CR it doesnt want!!!!
It is hit t1 by most of the CR its supposed to steal, if hypothetically...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 May 2015, 08:21
Replies: 228
Views: 27,060
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

So you go and eliminate that function by nerfing its init, GJ!
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 May 2015, 18:33
Replies: 228
Views: 27,060
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

They dont need to seek out planets in anarchy, just read the feed which can be dominated by planets going in and out of anarchy, at that time of the round anyway.
As to the non stats nature of the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 May 2015, 17:50
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

Eh? You mean, a, you lose relatively more per tick because you have gotten more roids in your charge to the top? or b, being both high t100 and in anarchy you are a doubly tempting target for...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 May 2015, 17:16
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

Far from cancelling out race characteristics i think being able to change governments could well emphasize them.
Sure a xan can now go demo and cancel out his low base research rate, without being...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 21 May 2015, 12:58
Replies: 228
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stat Set Rnd 62

Why would you want to steal CR? (or indeed the other ETD steal option CO). ETD stealing seems oddly designed to be as useless as possible, with only a T2 stealing into a roiding fleet. The Tycoon...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 19 May 2015, 08:27
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Stats r62

Even if there are to be no other changes made, I would still like them back on the beta server because I dont remember them, apart from the fact I hated them.
Removing booji's set would also remove...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 May 2015, 12:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,238
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Just had a thought about astropods.

Surely there would have to be three classes of pod anyway, one for each eta? That may be necessary for coding purposes but even if not then the concept of the fake is killed stone dead by just having...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 15 May 2015, 07:51
Replies: 131
Views: 8,180
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

It has been mentioned, as with the viper free firing on DE, these are meant as a balance to the increase in attacking effectiveness the BS and DE fleets gain by otherwise having only one tick of...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 13 May 2015, 17:11
Replies: 131
Views: 8,180
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

This immediately struck me as odd, as I felt Cat effs were low. I admit I do not remember effs from round to round or have a clue what the usual standard is but booji's effs for t1 (excluding SKs)...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 May 2015, 23:07
Replies: 131
Views: 8,180
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

booji said it could potentially just build attack fleet BS and FR - not just one class. He is wrong anyway, since he seems to have forgotten that the only defence against FR is either the Drake (DE)...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 11 May 2015, 08:11
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

Further to that, you are risking the stats sin I am often guilty of, that is just looking at initiatives and saying, this fleet fires first therefore it owns. The Terr BS's D/C is really poor, and...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 May 2015, 23:18
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

I know I am the most useless zik of all time (http://pirate.planetarion.com/showpost.php?p=3199836&postcount=5) but I think I would actively want to take a BS fleet, especially if you continue to not...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 May 2015, 22:57
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

I want a single ship roiding fleet seems to me to be another shit complaint, making it difficult to just build one ship and attack with it is a good thing imo. I was only in favour of it with the...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 May 2015, 22:21
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

My normal guns are prefired by emp is about the shittest complaint about stats I have ever seen :p
However, there would no longer be two DE emp ships if the Guard became a BS as booji has...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 May 2015, 09:12
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

If you do decide that xan fi needs help then surely the obvious target is the bolt thrower downgrade to init 6, help xan by hurting xan, it means that only terr is off limits to xan fi. You would...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 May 2015, 23:16
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

This stats set was designed to take further M0's idea that you could have DE act as FI/CO as regards ally def that we have this round. The Emp hitting from the class below was to moderate this effect...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2015, 12:49
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 inc stats discussion

I see all 4 of the main allies had more incs than the alliance which had most incs last round (CT).
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 May 2015, 12:01
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: who we were Rd 61

You are: The Chair OF Indefinite Studies (2:2:3)
Ships (2,037,492 total)
Harpy 14,233 Gryphon 1,024,000
Creditor 800,000 Avenger 25,005
Judge 42,000 Baliff 50,000
...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 8 May 2015, 15:55
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

I thought Terr BS firing on BS would be weird too when I first proposed it above. This was however, for the complete opposite reason. I thought terr BS would never land on terr BS because no matter...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 May 2015, 18:05
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Tag score

Yes in general I agree yours is the better way, I was just pointing out the alternative, for the sake of having a choice!
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 May 2015, 17:42
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Tag score

Or alternatively ban new admissions in the last few days or last week.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 May 2015, 23:12
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

Yes i noticed this when looking back at old stats for ship names for booji's stats set: The Tycoon an ETD battleship in the first PAX round I played r25 cost 300 of each, while today's Investor costs...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 May 2015, 20:20
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 Welcome to the Forum Thread!

Londo
Forgot about this :p
Forum: Alliance Discussions 4 May 2015, 16:54
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

Viper av 177% vs DE :p
However, yes it is not generally the individual effectiveness that is the issue, its clearly the huge number of scarabs you can have in an attack fleet.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 May 2015, 16:33
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

ah how stupid of me!
Yeah terran seems to have struggled somewhat. However, A fake fleet of baliffs could let the bombers stand and fight? I have two problems with this as a criticism of the stats: ...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 May 2015, 15:35
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

I agree with this.



By bombers you mean Judges so cloaked etd DE hit both their podclasses? (bombers hit CO/CR)
Running on the assumption that you did mean ETD DE, ETD is only strong enough...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 3 May 2015, 07:00
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

The point was kinda that if several have 1 def tick only then FI/CO doesn't have the same inherent advantage. I recognise that its hard for ally def (as I defend more than attack myself) but people...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 May 2015, 23:16
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

it seems to me that that rather comprehensibly destroys anything that was distinctive about the stats set and booji might as well start again, but i guess he will respond himself when BF stops...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 May 2015, 23:02
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

CT did hit Rogues before Rogues napped them, and the nap was because rogues was losing and begged for peace. CT was admittedly only going half strength on rogues, c.60 fleets a night at a time when...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 May 2015, 23:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

I dont really see Rogues as a challenger, and neither do you:

Rogues is surely said near 50 man tag. No complaints as to the comment, rogues attacks are mediocre.
'If they get more active...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 1 May 2015, 20:04
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

thats not very constructive: what do you hate about it?
Zik too many ships? care to suggest how some may be eliminated?

Its only 10 really, galleon is basically a pod.

Edit: In practice you do...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Apr 2015, 12:33
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

It is booji's set, he made them, i just looked through them before he posted them here.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Apr 2015, 04:56
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

yeah i was well aware of what you meant. However, to give it another ship would basically destroy the distinctive feature of the stat set in having a FI/CO style single tick def attack fleet for each...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 27 Apr 2015, 00:00
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

I find it odd that in these threads people wail unstoppable at anything which doesnt have a def ship that fires before the attack fleet. As though EMP is a negligible thing that really makes no...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Apr 2015, 23:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

It has been pointed out to me that you cannot possibly have meant emp is too strong, rather must have meant xan is still too strong.
In which case can you clarify: it would still be too strong if a...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Apr 2015, 23:10
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

Good thing you havnt looked at the EMP eff yet because you wont find it!



So by 'looks too strong' you mean 'I suggest that effs be lower than average' ?
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Apr 2015, 22:28
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: booji stats proposals

Someone always says that :D
Ally def against xan FI may be poor but ingal def may not be
The pegasus will be a pain for them as a potential suicide def, and can be supported by scarabs which the FI...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Apr 2015, 11:12
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Emp ships in terran... or similar?

It would presumably raise questions as to the distinctiveness of ETD.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2015, 21:54
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

About a month ago in another thread on the p3n/bows nap, I pointed out (inevitably in response to BButcher) that this sort of agreement would have consequences:



lo and behold:




NAPs...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2015, 21:40
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

From those figures i gave earlier you are our 2nd most hostile, despite having had a nap for 160 ticks. Before that NAP you were top hostile by quite some margin, so yes paranoia, but backed up by a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2015, 17:17
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

You choose to read current totals with a situation of over 10 days ago. Bows and rogues have been napped for 190 ticks now, hence Bows wont have been adding to its totals while others have. During...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2015, 15:38
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

Ofc now it is more than a week later and the aforementioned thumping by CT changes things but here goes:

atm
CT 292
p3n 290
bows 165
BF 149
FL 59
ND 32
HR 29
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2015, 14:18
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

OK OK, they fought us and we achieved little in return!
They sent between 60 and 70 of their fleets at us for 3 days, Monday to Wednesday, you will notice on kia that we hardly grew while CT grew...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2015, 13:12
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

Bows hit rogues heavily (and vice versa) right from the start, as a DC i resisted calls for war, but really you and p3n gave us all our incs so there was little choice. I have no idea how those...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 25 Apr 2015, 09:11
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

These were in succession: Against rainbows allied with HR and ND, peace made with a NAP. Which allowed rogues to intervene in the already ongoing ult/FL vs CT/BF war. CT thumped rogues who then...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Apr 2015, 23:08
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

Further to that, it seems to me that complaints about NAPatarion are something of a constant, but i wonder about it. It seems to me wars are much more common and sustained than they once where. When...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Apr 2015, 22:51
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: mass NAPing- yawn boring

Although i agree that rogues has taken naps to a bit of a slightly mad extreme, you are mistaken if you think this has been about avoiding war. Almost everyone is consistently targetting someone else...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Apr 2015, 12:19
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: This time of the round

I am in rogues, and clearly you are the one framing CarDi. I quite clearly said that if asked about fleetcatches any rogue will point you in CarDi's direction because hes the only one who does them....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Apr 2015, 07:09
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: This time of the round

Obviously anyone in rogues would say CarDi was behind it because he is the only one who has spammed the channel with jgps of HODOR fleetcatches, he is obviously associated with fleetcatches. Unless...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Apr 2015, 21:15
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: This time of the round

I said they dont know because what CarDi pastes in the ally channel is all off rogues involvement, i see no reason the HC would know more than me.
And since I wasnt even aware that there was a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Apr 2015, 21:09
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: This time of the round

I genuinely have no idea, I told you the extent of my knowledge of the fleetcatches right there!
You have an amazing way of assuming everything everyone says is a lie.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Apr 2015, 20:30
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: This time of the round

Do they? no
CarDi rolls up in channel says there will be a FC in 5 mins would anyone like to join. Not even that most of the time, he usually just pastes a jgp to announce his success!
That gives...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 4 Apr 2015, 14:22
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

I have to say im not sure i see the renaissance of CR that ppl seem to expect. There is a fk load of DE in attack fleets that can defend against them. And to make it worse those without DE attack...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Mar 2015, 18:29
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 predictions

Yes but my point was that the price you demonstrate would have little deterrence effect on the practices you wish to stamp out because the price is delayed, and not at all obvious that it will occur....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Mar 2015, 17:46
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 predictions

lying, or simply miss-remembering 9 rounds ago?
So slightly more than half of members remained as a core, seems reasonable to me. Without a knowledge of what the average turnover between rounds of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Mar 2015, 23:32
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 predictions

But would it? sure in principle it would, but a good part of last rounds political failures was P3n and CT failed to get in bed together fast enough, clear and early encouragement to counterblock...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Mar 2015, 22:42
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 predictions

I am no partisan of BF, after all I was a P3n last round, and I dont want to refight last round. However, in my first post my point was that you really dont know whose political moves are going to be...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Mar 2015, 16:29
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 predictions

I obviously wasnt clear.
I dont see that you can huff and puff about other people allying pre round and do it yourself then grant your self an exception to the charge of hypocrisy on the basis of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 23 Mar 2015, 08:58
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 predictions

There is a principle thing at issue here: if pre-round alliances are bad then they are bad for all not just bad for the top. (Though why are they worse than an alliance from t100 or whatever?)
You...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Mar 2015, 10:51
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 predictions

Eh wtf: booji is not, never has been, anything to do with BF, and he said he expected them near full:
He simply accepted their protestations that they would be under strength. While taking a pinch...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Mar 2015, 12:53
Replies: 61
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

Hope springs eternal!
I dont think new alliances and more spots will have any effect on player numbers (positive or negative).
But on the matter of hope:
As much as I favour smaller tags I dont...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Mar 2015, 12:20
Replies: 61
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

They have only been tracking this since r40 havn't they? (correct me if I'm wrong)
So a lot of 'new' players wont be new. On that basis I started last round. Except I didnt, I played r3-9 and...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Mar 2015, 20:04
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

The answer to the first is likely to give the answer to the second. The more ETDs go for FI the more they will each proportionally put into gryphons. Not because they necessarily will fight each...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Mar 2015, 15:48
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

ETD also happens to be pretty strong defensively against ETD's other attack fleet DE.
A CAT/ETD DE team is pretty hard to stop with FR, but its gonna avoid another ETD who has a number of...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Mar 2015, 14:55
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

I wonder whether the ease with which the astropod is frozen is perhaps deliberate as an aid to cat who need twice the value of the attacking ETD FI in beets to freeze out the pods!
Better to go for...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 16 Mar 2015, 14:04
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

The astropod does get all frozen before the rest of the etd fi: you only need to freeze 85% (http://game.planetarion.com/bcalc.pl?id=4fqm4fcun941leg) of the FI to get all the pods.
Im not sure this...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Mar 2015, 12:56
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

Does that not slightly contradict what u then said:


I would suggest that the second part of your statement is surely the truer. In the ever shrinking universe there can only be a finite number...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Mar 2015, 12:30
Replies: 61
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

I didnt forget... i never knew!
r60 was my first round since r39 so other than CT and ND all the alliances are basically new to me. Who was gonna be big, who was gonna be small, who was hiding...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Mar 2015, 19:55
Replies: 104
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 BB stats

Mz didnt say that they were: he said if you want a good set dont start from R51.
Ofc I did not play R51 so cannot comment.
Your presumption that Mz said your stats were worse than R51 sums up your...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 16:52
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 BB stats

You have utterly lost me now.
So because everyone was going FR the FR massacre machine was a bad thing?
I said earlier that the problem with the Broadsword was that it was a xan ship and so the FR...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 16:25
Replies: 61
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

You have totally missed the point of smaller tags and why their supporters believe they are needed.
ATM one alliance can choose the BF way and jam up the whole system. With smaller alliances it is...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 16:13
Replies: 104
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 BB stats

I agree with having the tzen (or a similar ship) as an inhibiter on xan fi which would indeed otherwise be OP.
However, how you cannot see that they are comparable to the Broadsword question baffles...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 15:15
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 BB stats

Broads were not zero loss at all, they fired first then they died and their owner took a hit, sometimes a big one.
Zero loss is when a ship shoots but doesnt get hit in return.
Im sure I do not...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 12:41
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 BB stats

Surely the problem with broads was not necessarily that they were too good (tho perhaps they were) but that those alliances which had them in abundance were also the ones that had cause to fear them...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 12:37
Replies: 61
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

potential competitors is not the same thing as competitors. Im just aiming to maximise the number of nearly full tags... you cant legislate for whether people want to win

Edit: Anyway this is a...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 12:34
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 BB stats

Does this not just boot the Terr out of the ultimate FR trio and replace him with a zik since the now DE targeting Bucc at init 7 will prefire the Clipper?
The Terr would no longer be serving a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 12:22
Replies: 61
Views: 4,244
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

Yes but the point of the smaller alliance idea was that you would in theory split the 4 current 60 man tags into 8 ACTIVE 30 man tags so its not at all the same experience. The small tag lobby dont...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Mar 2015, 11:42
Replies: 61
Views: 4,244
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

I dont think he is.
In any event arguably the experience of playing in a smaller tag when there are 60 man tags out there is not going be directly comparable to playing in a universe of all smaller...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 9 Mar 2015, 23:44
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 BB stats

3 pod xan ... no no NO!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2015, 17:16
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

All cliff edge cutoffs present problems.
It certainly shakes things up a bit as some gals used to go into the round knowing who they would have late sign while others ran around looking for one so...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Mar 2015, 13:52
Replies: 61
Views: 4,244
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: r61 Changes?

However, with the fund now counting to gal score the best way to hide value is gone. Other than having the whole gal not spending their resources it would be difficult to suppress score in order for...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Mar 2015, 21:15
Replies: 30
Views: 3,038
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 inc stats discussion

That may be true, but how much of that was actually degradation of the effectiveness of CR/BS as a strategy and how much of that was simply p3n lost politically and as a result its members were...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 17:26
Replies: 30
Views: 3,038
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 inc stats discussion

Wasnt the original argument that in the early phase it was possible that P3n got fewer random incs from FR based allies because they got capital hulls based anti FR considerably before FR allies got...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 17:03
Replies: 132
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

I certainly agree that having the EMP CR as a lower init than the BS and DE emp that could stop them ends up potentially making CR properly unstoppable (if cats or etds cov of pods or simply send...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 16:35
Replies: 132
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

Really? As always you get a bit of emp to blunt their init advantage then gather a loads of other stuff.
It looks to me like there would be loads of DE (the triple targeting Bucc and Centaur, plus...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 15:17
Replies: 30
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 inc stats discussion

This is a reason why this

Is not true even though logic suggests that a hard target ought to get bigger teams. The hard targets being picked later means there are fewer people left loitering...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 13:55
Replies: 29
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60, worst stats ever?

I really only meant for the very beginning.
Everyone's initial attacks would be eta 13 or 14 as opposed to an eta 12 with Fi/Co. Since they get back within a day Fi/Co as a first attack fleet is...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 12:40
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60, worst stats ever?

Well the side effect is that you only have the slowest ships at the time when you have the least travel time tech leading to laughably long etas.
Forum: Strategic Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 11:20
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60, worst stats ever?

I totally agree with this.
I don't have much recent experience but I wonder if the emergence of alliance ship strategies as a dominant factor in the game means that because large blocks of players...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 09:32
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Views: 3,038
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 inc stats discussion

They dont allow off raid ofc. But I dont believe this means it doesnt happen. They did however open 4th or 5th waves before targets were even 3/4 booked.
U seem to have trouble accepting that people...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Mar 2015, 09:13
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 inc stats discussion

Maybe BowS target assigned for everyone!
However, other than TA, that is total nonsense; ppl go off raid all the time! and it is rare for the raid to be totally full so the hard targets do get left...
Forum: Alliance Recruitment 1 Mar 2015, 20:37
Replies: 32
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: p3nguins Round 61

Assassin was probably not referring to this round at all but rather to my previous evasion of joining P3ngins on the basis of the formula
Londo + Alliance with Assassin involved = Fail
This was...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Feb 2015, 16:57
Replies: 30
Views: 3,038
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 inc stats discussion

I guess I rather misjudged that given Ult ended up 5th in incs, even less than BF.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Feb 2015, 19:48
Replies: 127
Views: 8,320
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 Changes

Presumably that the reduced lethality of one tick of combat gives you some time to come to your senses before you lose the rest of your fleet the next tick.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Feb 2015, 16:26
Replies: 127
Views: 8,320
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 Changes

Have we?
This depends on how BCs decide to set up attacks in response to the change.
Less night time incs only if alliances decide that each wave now takes up 2 ticks/3ticks/however long an attack...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Feb 2015, 14:19
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 Changes

Calcs would have to integrate a way of adding fleets as ticks pass and the whole combat be one calc. Running a different calc for each tick of combat... plus the what if of whether this or that fleet...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Feb 2015, 11:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 Changes

Further to upsets of current tactical assumptions.
How do you fleetcatch someone when you dont know how long they will fight?
How can you fake an attack if the defender is no longer in fear of the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Feb 2015, 11:14
Replies: 127
Views: 8,320
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 Changes

Despite my comment on the tactical headache it raises I'm certainly open to be persuaded of the merits of multi tick combat.
The game of launch then recall but no battles is one of the oft...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 23 Feb 2015, 10:53
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Views: 8,320
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R61 Changes

Multi tick combat is certainly very nostalgic. But my memories of pre PAX combat say it was all rather messy and confusing.
I agree with gm that adding complexity to combat might not necessarily be...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 22 Feb 2015, 21:12
Replies: 132
Views: 13,628
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round 61 stats

I'm not sure that is so much an issue of stats as declining BC and general activity.
I have seen lots of fakes this round. Ive been landed on by etd fi/co as fr and Terr fi as DE. Several others...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2015, 20:33
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

That cant be true because Golden sends out 10 fleets a night on his own ;)
And takes at least 10 def fleets too :o
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2015, 15:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Yeah people get unreasonably worked up about gals grounding for incs. Doesnt stop the gals grounding tho.

A bizarre mix of democracy in some areas and autocracy in others.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2015, 14:33
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I have no doubt the FR strategy is good, if I had had a free choice I would have gone Etd FR.
However, I do not think the stats are as unbalanced as everyone keeps saying, usually when picking FR...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2015, 13:56
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

My point was that the stats do not actually favour a pure FR strategy so to say the FR strategy won it is somewhat misleading... you could have done any other strategy, as long as u had the rogues on...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2015, 13:46
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Is that not what I said?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2015, 13:14
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I think you have rather misunderstood your stat advantage...
We went into the CR/BS strategy fully aware of the difficulties in facing a FR alliance.
What we stupidly did not expect was your CR...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Feb 2015, 11:15
Replies: 27
Views: 2,698
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: A few changes

I dont think this would work, if you make the ingame intel system public alliances will just go back to only using their bots to hold intel.

I have no problem with removing prelaunch. Perhaps...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 20 Feb 2015, 10:49
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

There has always been stagnation
How about r31 when there were only two full tags Ascendancy and xVx.
Ascendancy fought against an array of Battlegroups.. (yes 30 man tags including Saints and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Feb 2015, 00:09
Replies: 27
Views: 2,698
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: A few changes

Obviously with a reduction in tag sizes gals have to shrink too, otherwise too many big gals would become unraidable.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Feb 2015, 22:38
Replies: 27
Views: 2,698
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: A few changes

As a habitual defender I dislike this, defence is already fairly unattractive in terms of the xp it gives... however for just the short period of a war it might be tolerable.
Removing bash limits...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2015, 22:08
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

You see, we all agree with that.
The matter in question is whether we actually want someone to buy it or whether you are happy with it sitting rusting!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2015, 21:53
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I absolutely agree with your analysis here... and likely everyone will.
The politics is not PA's core problem but that doesn't mean that it is not an issue.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2015, 21:46
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Nobody is arguing that this will bring more players, simply that the current political gridlock puts off more people than the reduction in the size of tags would.
Both sides of this argument are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2015, 21:07
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Yeah Mz proved with statistics that there is no correlation between shifts in tag size and the size of the playerbase yet you persist in saying:



The playerbase declines because people get...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2015, 21:03
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Really? the previous line was:



And that was in response to Forest saying you had it easy this round
So you can see where I drew the conclusion you were speaking about this round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2015, 20:53
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Strikes me that one of the constants of PA is that everyone always seems to think that their ally had it far worse than anyone else!
I would be very surprised if BF were to turn out to have had the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Feb 2015, 00:14
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I Believe that this has been proven wrong before:



Unfortunately Mz's graphs no longer work for me but everyone should agree that Mz is always right anyway!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2015, 18:20
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

That surely is the very reason Krypton is advocating a reduction of all tag sizes rather than a voluntary decision by people to play in small tags. At least in theory if all tags are 30 they all...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2015, 18:08
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

This is clearly nonsense.
Sure P3n has had more than 60 players this round but that is as a process of recruiting and people leaving/being kicked... now in case you have not noticed we are not full...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2015, 17:40
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

This would surely increase inequalities significantly, this round the top 5 have had 55+ so the limit goes up to 70 how many could then fill it? I don't really have a clue who has what out of tag but...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2015, 16:19
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

If you are simply saying that whether you are a contender or not is a matter of preference then you can add BF to your list there as they clearly have no wish to be contenders.
There can be no in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2015, 15:50
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Perhaps, but politics being continually shit would put off just as many :(
In any event, I'm not sure how true that is, since it is well known that if players are determined to stay in a particular...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Feb 2015, 14:28
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Well we mainly cry when a block is created in order to let an alliance run away with the round.
A block to stop an alliance running away with the round is the natural order of things. Only the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Feb 2015, 11:23
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I honestly dont get u here... they spent a large portion of early/mid round in an utterly pointless war with ND that hampered their ability to then fight off Ult.
Had there been a realistic prospect...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Feb 2015, 10:51
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

In other words you would love it if we could hold ult back a bit... but heaven forbid you have to dirty your hands!
CT/P3n have been hitting ult for days without any success now...
Even though it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Feb 2015, 12:32
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

You may have lost trust in munkee (though those logs show precious little existed in the first place) but at least you have decided to call p3nguins by its proper name rather than insultingly...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Feb 2015, 12:56
Replies: 677
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

It was coming because you kept hitting us, if you had any wish to avoid war you could have stopped doing so in order to show good intentions!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Feb 2015, 12:36
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

the amount of misunderstanding that can occur in this tiny universe is staggering since P3n had been genuinely convinced that you were gunning for war with us in the week before the the (still...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Feb 2015, 11:59
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I would also like to point out that 4 p3n gals were raided by BF in the previous week.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Feb 2015, 20:55
Replies: 677
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I dont know how you can spout such nonsense... where did I say anything about the right to hit us wtf is that, I said they did not need to hit P3n the two concepts are miles apart.
Im also...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Feb 2015, 20:07
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Not quite, since most of P3n losses today were to Ultores.
However you are right, they had no need to get involved, other than to have a bite at P3ns roids before they are all gone!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Feb 2015, 16:06
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

The above discussed changes would have made no difference to you, since you were not a late sign as part of the buddypack, nor indeed were you a planet beyond 10, your planet was simply created in...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Feb 2015, 12:42
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Ult and its ingame allies = 506 mil value
That fearsome five you mention = 444 mil value

Have you ever seen a gangbang work when the gang bangers are trailing like that? Pretty sure its usually a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Feb 2015, 22:53
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Well I don't know there was a decision as such. However, it was surely pretty clear as soon as P3n lost the war with Ult that saw us drop from first to third.
I don't think we actually gave up at...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Feb 2015, 09:09
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Im surprised at all this talk of breaking alliances.
Attackers dont break alliances. The only way an alliance can be beaten in this game is when that ally themselves decides they have lost and gives...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 7 Feb 2015, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Allied Defence Page

Im usually totally in favour of improving defence, as I defend much more than attack.
However, I worry this might endanger the very political fluidity you wish to support. If cross alliance defence...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Feb 2015, 20:13
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

It was only a gal raid! I don't think ND has the roids to be worth the serious attention of another ally atm.
Everyone is just looking at how to survive in an Ultores hegemony now, so being NAP'ed...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Feb 2015, 15:11
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Eh? I didn't delete my post...
How prepared were you? since I landed on a BF planet and the only reason I could was because the defenders were 2 fleet attacking, so frig def was blatantly fake... so...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jan 2015, 19:55
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Views: 48,620
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Are people really interested in why BButcher crashed? He did, let him rationalise it how he likes!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Jan 2015, 15:13
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jan 2015, 14:57
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Seems i have to eat my words, as apparently p3n has just chickened out.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 Jan 2015, 12:03
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Sounds like a misapprehension that p3n started a war. Deliberate co-ordination or not CT/BF/Ult and ND all hit P3n gals at once about a week ago now. P3n first struck CT then turned to ult when it...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Jan 2015, 13:19
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

So what is happening?
Ultores fighting P3nguins, p3n losing atm.
Black Flag fighting RainbowS, bows losing atm.
CT fighting ND, ND losing atm.
is that accurate? its just my impression from the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jan 2015, 17:02
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I'm not disputing an xp land, Im disputing the proposition that making a huge value loss land can be for the alliance's benefit.
XP is a personal gain, of some use to your alliance in the race for...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jan 2015, 16:52
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

I just cant see this scenario happening. It is very unlikely you would be attacking a planet with lots of broads using frigates in the first place. Far more likely you have 3 attacks in the same gal...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jan 2015, 16:09
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

People have a surprising love of rationalising loss making lands. I saw a 300k loss land on 8k broadswords today, didn't even kill the broads.
Didn't you get the memo? value is king again.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Jan 2015, 14:22
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

Given that there are five times as many Guardians in the universe as Tycoons BS based etds are clearly doing just that. Near 40% of my ship value is in Guardians.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 26 Jan 2015, 16:24
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R60 mid round turmoil

That seems unlikely. I don't see anything out of the ordinary about top ally having to fight several others to keep its place (perhaps I'm old fashioned though, its my first round since r39).
But it...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Oct 2014, 17:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Stealing XP

hmm the drugs bit was more they take the drugs and use it to escape their own minds and and enter those of the enemies.
My point was that wandering around someone else's head is such a standard...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Oct 2014, 17:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Stealing XP

All a bit narrow minded for a space game … when the ships are in range (i.e. during the attack) some of the crew use some drugs to mentally rape the opposing commanders/pilots whatever, thus gaining...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 Jul 2014, 19:34
Replies: 51
Views: 4,671
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Blue's Stats Discussion

'I'll go zik and hope everyone else builds the right ships' has the makings of an awesome strategy!
I know you are always at the mercy of the race mixture, but this sounds particularly bad.
Im no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2014, 13:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: What about if we had a "hirr" round...

My first post was obviously a bit hasty without thinking things through.
Because you need value in order to have ships to lose you still need to husband your fleet to a certain extent. Therefore...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2014, 08:39
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Views: 1,851
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: What about if we had a "hirr" round...

It might be fun but...

This would essentially render defence useless. Defence is usually about deterrence; that the cost of the landing is so high that people won't land. Very rarely are people...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Jul 2014, 18:49
Replies: 1,342
Views: 166,470
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

You make HEROES out to be some huge force 'battering anyone' … can we perhaps retain some perspective that this is a half sized dwarf of an alliance, with an average score barely in the t10. If they...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2014, 15:20
Replies: 1,342
Views: 166,470
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

The reason I don't seem retarded at all is that I've not played since r39 therefore I can be fairly objective. Im only paying any attention at all because I am vaguely considering playing next round....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2014, 10:10
Replies: 1,342
Views: 166,470
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

But you didn't approach them either; which by your reasoning there you should have because you justified the attack on them perfectly reasonably 10 pages back as…



There is nothing wrong with...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Jul 2014, 07:49
Replies: 1,342
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

He's not complaining about anything, he's trying to give his objective assessment of what he thought was going on. Since this episode is now a couple of weeks old its not going to affect any current...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2014, 12:05
Replies: 1,342
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

I have no idea who the leadership in P3n is apart from Assassin or whether they were the same as the previous leadership of P3n, and therefore whether there is a genuine difference there or not....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2014, 11:42
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

Are they? An old name and a few old HCs came back and rounded up some ppl to remake an alliance.
How is this at all different to a few ppl deciding they want to make a new ally and the rounding up a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2014, 23:16
Replies: 1,342
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

'The facts are as I say they are because I say they are'
Now I don't claim to have a clue as to the 'facts' but to me assertion does not make an argument, I apologise for singling you out on this...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2014, 22:21
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

There is always a point where attacking will clearly gain you more than defending; this has surely been obvious for ult for a while now.
The difference between it being an emo choice or a strategic...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Jul 2014, 22:10
Replies: 126
Views: 16,273
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R58 Stats

Everyone likes to laugh at a crash, in either defence or offence, but if you make stats were defences tend to be costly and attackers will just try their luck unless there is 'loldef' :p then ppl...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Jul 2014, 20:28
Replies: 126
Views: 16,273
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R58 Stats

The 'launch whole alliance at x y z' scenario was not what I thought you meant by lolwaves at all. I assumed you were talking about big teams on an ordinary planned raid.
If you did mean 5 man teams...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 12 Jul 2014, 15:04
Replies: 126
Views: 16,273
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R58 Stats

Im not sure lolwaves have much to do with stats at all. A lolwave is a totally subjective concept, and i assume the term originates from 'lol thats far more than you need to get trough little me' or...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2014, 09:21
Replies: 1,342
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

But it isn't 60% really
it is as far as I can tell CT, BF, Faceless and Spore (229) vs Ultores (60)
Meanwhile, mostly separately ND (57) vs P3n (54)

Even if ND is notionally on the side of the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 Jul 2014, 17:30
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

Most politics in PA is driven by ambition (to be top, have top planet, or gal) or by fear that ally x will clobber you (or assist others in clobbering you).
Because HEROES has no ambition, and Ult...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Jul 2014, 22:30
Replies: 1,342
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

perhaps i was being a bit utopian … i suspect it matters where in the round it is whether it is possible to work something out.
However, the point was that there was a contradiction in Forest's...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 6 Jul 2014, 21:52
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

You are just so wrong…
If it was truly possible to 'kill' an alliance say a certain amount of damage automatically disbands the tag or some such then it would surely just make the fight even more...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jul 2014, 21:16
Replies: 1,342
Views: 166,470
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

P3n lost little dignity in this forum propaganda war.
It was started by an uninvolved person asking….



He was answered with a fairly neutral response...



BF denied it was involved….
Forum: Alliance Discussions 5 Jul 2014, 12:16
Replies: 1,342
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Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

Don't all wars start like that… so go into wars expecting length and you won't be disappointed. In any event, this seems disingenuous; since the war against P3n seems to have been 3 on one if you...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Jul 2014, 13:45
Replies: 1,342
Views: 166,470
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: R57 gossip thread

Like wow, since i left pa there can't have been more than a thousand players at any point, with 60 in an alliance thats basically two thirds of the universe or more, ergo it seems very unlikely....
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Mar 2011, 21:34
Replies: 49
Views: 5,484
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Run and hide

Why should ppl run a risk for doing nothing? and why would you want them too? How is in-actives dieing in droves gonna help you? Quite the contrary if they lose their fleet every time they get hit...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Mar 2011, 15:17
Replies: 49
Views: 5,484
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Run and hide

Surely activity is its own reward?
otherwise you would not do it. What removing run and hide does is not reward activity, its punish inactivity. What you are really saying is you are tired of...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Dec 2010, 17:34
Replies: 77
Views: 7,314
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Congratulations Apprime, HaSu and 7:6

This round was worse, last round at least came to a fight at the end.

Indeed actually had several engagements between the larger allies, this round had last rounds main problem, ie the top two...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Dec 2010, 12:48
Replies: 77
Views: 7,314
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Congratulations Apprime, HaSu and 7:6

Wait a min here! Ended a Non Aggression Pact to say you wanted to be neutral? If you end a non aggression pact you are automatically saying you intend to be aggressive, a NAP is actually a guarantee...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Dec 2010, 17:31
Replies: 28
Views: 4,189
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Exciting end to round??

I suspect that having not closed timp and HaSu the MH will not close Dim and Henrik, or even remove the salvage.
Its totally ridiculous that they get their knickers in a twist with a double entendre...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 1 Dec 2010, 09:43
Replies: 64
Views: 9,209
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Why have the extra week?

2 might work, but three would mean a whole round of trying to suck up to each other in order to fight a 2 on 1 war, no one would take the risk of facing both the other two at once because without...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 30 Nov 2010, 06:02
Replies: 64
Views: 9,209
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Why have the extra week?

Im sorry but a small group of members hitting a couple of hordes does not a war make! I am opposed to this stupid conflict. But lets not be taken for fools here, I have only seen big (ie t100 big)...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 29 Nov 2010, 11:34
Replies: 64
Views: 9,209
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Why have the extra week?

Justify? Everyone else can justify their inaction before we justify ours given we are the only ones who tried. This is directly why the top alliance must be fought every round, not just because they...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Nov 2010, 09:18
Replies: 20
Views: 2,918
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Is this the worst round ever?

... splitting the game into basically 25 different games within the game, but each was still bigger than the game is today, i totally sucked in r5... went on holiday without going into vac and died...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 28 Nov 2010, 17:26
Replies: 64
Views: 9,209
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Why have the extra week?

I second the motion.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 19 Nov 2010, 13:29
Replies: 25
Views: 2,735
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Ascendancy

With our diffuse HC when U say 'they did declare war' you mean one person changed our relations.
Just a natural reaction to a gradual increase in attack and counter over the last few days; as noob...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Nov 2010, 11:02
Replies: 20
Views: 2,555
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Bring Back 3 tick Landings

Nostalgic as it would be I don't think i would actually like it. you would lose the ability to scan at eta 4 and then ignore pa until the evening (not that I do ofc) you would now have to scan at eta...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 18 Nov 2010, 06:01
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

Playing in a BG tag is doing an imperia insofar as it is playing without an attempt to win as an alliance tag, playing entirely for planet ranks. The mass move to BGs was tho a response to the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Nov 2010, 00:49
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

You what!
Now Im totally mystified why you invested so much time defending them.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Nov 2010, 00:35
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

YOU COULD WIN!

Might have something to do with about 3/4 of all posters on the board being asc, your Imps are always silent.


IMP Has as good a chance of winning if we take down app as Asc...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Nov 2010, 00:20
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

Lok: Thats the most useless refutation i've ever seen you put forward!
You don't challenge my central point that is we were stuck in a hole and we kept digging, its not relevant that they are...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Nov 2010, 21:56
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

We soar! up up and away!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Nov 2010, 11:44
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

Ah there is a problem there; in the very early stages of the round, before App thumped us Asc looked quite strong, indeed we were top for a few days, none of the other allies would have wanted to...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Nov 2010, 11:02
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

what does that mean? by going to war with App in week 2 rather than week 1 we were too late? Simple fact App is better than us, possibly a lot better than us, when we fought is irrelevant.


They...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Nov 2010, 10:27
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

Nevertheless, our assault on Imp has hardly been a sparkling success. We would have been better off waiting and keeping the door of a grand coalition open as long as possible.
We would have lost...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Nov 2010, 19:25
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

That is not the point at all, U may have not launched at all!
The point is that Imperia suspended their nap with Asc and drifted into Apps camp thus removing the prospect of a gangbang on app...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 Nov 2010, 11:54
Replies: 118
Views: 12,391
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Apprime & Imperia

As you contemplate this it would be worth remembering that this position might have been avoided had CT and ND been willing to suspend their feud with Imperia.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Nov 2010, 06:19
Replies: 112
Views: 12,296
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Imperia and their mum

The Apprime/Imperia NAP while disappointing was essentially inevitable once Ascendancy launched on Imperia, so lets not pretend we cant blame ourselves for this one. The real question is, would their...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Nov 2010, 23:56
Replies: 112
Views: 12,296
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Imperia and their mum

Oh but App is the simply the evil whose name we dare not speak.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Nov 2010, 18:05
Replies: 112
Views: 12,296
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Imperia and their mum

you answered the second part with the first did you not?

More seriously the answer is Asc is fast running out of roids, however strong Apps hate for us at some point roid greed will overwhelm it....
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Nov 2010, 15:10
Replies: 112
Views: 12,296
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Imperia and their mum

They only became our buddies when you rejected us!
I cant say their hostility to you is not short sighted as well, but you are the one put in a worse position by it ultimately as they are the lower...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 Nov 2010, 11:52
Replies: 112
Views: 12,296
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Imperia and their mum

No one was criticizing App, all of that goes to Imp, the very fact that App has hit Imp just makes the situation all the stranger.
Imperia need to work out that politics is not just about...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 Nov 2010, 07:33
Replies: 112
Views: 12,296
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Imperia and their mum

eh? what? dont tell me all the people agitating for war with imp were reading the alliance points not the roids: Imperia have 6k more roids than asc but in turn App have 9k more than Imp.
Alliance...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 3 Nov 2010, 11:57
Replies: 71
Views: 7,774
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: What? Again?

How is this different to what always happens?
We seem to have a problem here, Asc and App fought without resorting to the normal blocks, and we get criticised for it. If we had formed 2 big blocks...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Nov 2010, 14:49
Replies: 71
Views: 7,774
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: What? Again?

No, but with that comes the assumption that we wouldn't be in a position to have been no.1 either, even if we were knocked down exceptionally easily, as it was hardly a bitterly fought conflict.
I...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Nov 2010, 14:36
Replies: 71
Views: 7,774
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: What? Again?

We were? good grief, shows what not having sandmans does to me!
What? there is a Universe page u say? naah don't believe u! not listening!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 2 Nov 2010, 14:31
Replies: 71
Views: 7,774
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: What? Again?

App and Asc have been fighting, tho it cooled off a bit last couple of days as its clear Asc are apathetic, it was not a block war so failed to hit the headlines it seems. So not its not Stagnation,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Oct 2010, 13:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: pa team fail #1725347484

OK so 22 people is more than I expected, but if I'm being pedantic its still not technically dozens!
It still may not be with criminal intent that people did not mention it to the PA crew, I've...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Oct 2010, 13:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: pa team fail #1725347484

Thats really terrible, one of those arbitrary and irritating limitations not working, I'm crying into my cup of tea.
Since the time space really only served to give the alliance a person is...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Sep 2010, 08:58
Replies: 198
Views: 26,403
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Alliance Size for next round

Ive said this to every tag limit thread Ive seen: a very low tag limit of 30-40 will result in current alliances running two or 3 tags, and worse there would be a flagship tag and two support tags....
Forum: Strategic Discussions 26 Sep 2010, 08:44
Replies: 33
Views: 3,465
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Who We Were R38

I think that was the point, we dont know who he is let alone hate him.
PS. Sorry about the colours, I have no idea what I did there, it certainly was not intentional!
[EDIT] Changed for those for...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 25 Sep 2010, 00:09
Replies: 33
Views: 3,465
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Who We Were R38

Letter of Marque (1:7:5) Zik
Size: 1,503 58
Value: 5,418,233 66
Score: 6,290,573 74
XP: 14,539 351

Corsair 406,000 Cutlass 1,000
Cutter 300,000 Clipper 276,000
Buccaneer 135,000 ...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 24 Sep 2010, 19:05
Replies: 75
Views: 21,806
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Worst Alliance EVA!!

JBG did say we offered I know we are blamed for all things but it is not our problem if we were not taken up on it. Besides in asc hitting random gals usually means we were doing sod all, ie all that...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 24 Sep 2010, 07:15
Replies: 23
Views: 3,244
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: NFI round from my POV.

Might be worth pointing out that timpayne did play, thus invalidating your first post and rendering this current train of argument thankfully irrelevant.

as to LordN post its so self centered i...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Sep 2010, 18:02
Replies: 77
Views: 11,437
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Vacmode / NFI / NewDawn

LOL, if thats true then it does not say much for your judgment, CBA is so well known for being eloquent and erudite in his posting! no offense but he does not do his own PR very well let alone an...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Sep 2010, 16:36
Replies: 77
Views: 11,437
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Vacmode / NFI / NewDawn

Talk about flogging a dead horse: everyone who is interested has made up their minds, nothing anyone says will change them now.


While I, as a poor PhD student, sympathize with the costs...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Sep 2010, 13:38
Replies: 35
Views: 4,484
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Rewarding shitness

Its nice to see the removal of vac mode has reminded ppl of that other awesome avoidance strategy: to C200 with the lotta ya! :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Sep 2010, 12:55
Replies: 35
Views: 4,484
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Rewarding shitness

Only if everyone, really everyone agreed it would it be something asc could appreciate, the current half arsed effort just exposes those who chose not to vac to potentially a very hard time.
If an...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 21 Sep 2010, 10:33
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Round lenght

For every round that stagnates at the end there are opposite examples that went to the wire...
Thus I'm not in favor of shrinking rounds, indeed as I almost always pay, I would see shorter rounds...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Sep 2010, 09:57
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

Well yeah, it may have been very boring in the middle but its just one absurdity after another these days!
And no i don't want Appocco to forcibly bring them to their senses either, Im hoping...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 21 Sep 2010, 09:24
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

This just seems totally illogical, the roids lost by big NFI's to lolwaves were consistently being made up, all this is simple lazyness.
It seems that NFI is looking to be the winner the most...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 15:29
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

At least we are finally fighting it out!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 15:24
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

I saw some hostile Asc'ers in there too; there is always the possibility some of our intel on you is wrong, or I happened to scan disproportionately more ppl with incs, it was random after all...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 15:15
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

I ought to add that Im sure this is the probability that I was talking about in the osiris thread in operation not that they are with you.
and obviously that could be the only 3 attacks on NDs...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 15:09
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

oddly because they aint
I just did a random selection of 10 News (plus had a dozen blocked :( )scans on oddr and have found

1 attack on a VGN
3 on NDs

but mostly they are getting attacked
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 14:44
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

1, 4 & 5 vs 2, 3 and 13 still makes 212 vs 172; and thats assuming HeX is not with you and xVx is with us, neither of which im sure of.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 13:46
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

Im guessing that Kenny subscribes to the Erika Steinbach (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/merkel-ally-quits-after-claiming-nazis-didnt-start-war-2076379.html) view of the Second world...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 12:28
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

All the big alliances are gangs that bully if they are not being bullied into fighting the alliances above them, its the natural order of things around here... After all you are the ones who have...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 16 Sep 2010, 06:01
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

Of course everyone knows its war; this is far more important than that, these arguments will decide in posterity not who wins, but who was right; history may be written by the victor in most...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 23:26
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

All alliances suffer from chronic groupthink, other members act as an echo for your own thoughts, confirming what you already knew, so amazingly you are right. This is because you have similar...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 21:51
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

You are about to go to war! why are you worried about copyright?
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 21:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,700
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Osiris - One last ROAR

Unless like us you have far bigger, nastier.... er, I mean thinner and weaker fish to fry; bring on the life or death struggle that is Ascendancy vs HeX!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 21:13
Replies: 33
Views: 2,700
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Osiris - One last ROAR

First i was referring to this round (having not played last round), second I already declared it irrelevant. I hardly paid osiris much attention to be honest, I just thought you tended to be on Apps...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 21:00
Replies: 33
Views: 2,700
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Osiris - One last ROAR

The App bit was only added grist to the mill, even if u had no prior association with any of the combatants the argument still stands well enough.
what your reasoning is does not matter for my...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 20:47
Replies: 33
Views: 2,700
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Osiris - One last ROAR

Its a nice tactic; And im sure the desire to keep Osiris neutral is genuine, while hitting back at both alliances that have tormented them, but its tantamount to declaring for NFI. ND are by far the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 17:50
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

Preference or intent both show interest in it, which is what Berten was disclaiming.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 17:39
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

funny that your CinC said...

That will be not interested in planet ranks, just in phants planet? maybe he counts as a galaxy?
That ND said they would attack him in the last few days if he was...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 17:26
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

true as far as it goes: this is not war its propaganda.

As to alliances 1, 4 & 5 - vs 2 & 3, its all up in the air ftm, all we are saying is the fact u had to find a substitute for your ND NAP...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 17:19
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

ppl posting too fast...

U failed to really show that ur not interested in the round which was the point you made and I refuted; indeed u proved my case, by showing u care about largely illusory...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 17:10
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

The reality is neither of them have played particularly hard relative to most previous rounds.
You continue to quibble about who said what, as a diversion the substantive issue that you NAPed...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 16:46
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

surely its the opposite; the sooner you dropped the nap, the more time for a large coalition to form and knock you off the top spot. Waiting till near the last week and then maneuvering to have 3 top...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 16:27
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

Afaik Asc/App hit Phant because we thought it would drive a wedge between ND and NFI.... worked like a charm!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 16:24
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

What anti-NFI block?
Even Asc has not committed to helping ND yet; Some ppl were arguing for hitting them this morning!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 15:29
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

Lets not make ND the villains of the piece here, talk is cheap. Simple fact is they did not betray NFI, whether or not that was simply because they could not get a coalition together. If they talked...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 15 Sep 2010, 14:49
Replies: 341
Views: 41,659
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: Mehh

Eloquent that certainly is not, but this whole situation should be a lesson to ND that sometimes not acting is as dangerous as acting, taking the initiative confers the advantage of choice.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Sep 2010, 23:31
Replies: 25
Views: 2,286
Posted By [B5]Londo
Re: So, apparently there's a ruck going on

It is indeed; unfortunately no ruckus actually occurred due to the attackers recalling.
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