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Unread 19 Jul 2010, 18:26   #1
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Why have a galaxy forum?

I have found that as People sign up to alliances indivudially now, that any infomation anyone puts in the Galaxy forum, Galaxy IRC channel and mailing Galaxey m8`s may well be sending info to a rival Alliance.

Basically haveing people sign up as indivudials to alliances makes the Galaxy forum useless and the IRC channel. There has been and will be again many instances of someone`s Alliance hitting there own Galaxey with all the infomation of the Galaxy Status and Forums at there disposal, this simply means that you cannot trust anyone in your own Galaxy unless you know them well.

It has become impossible to build a strong Galaxy from a Group of randoms with this system in place. Why not go back to the system of whole Galaxies signing up to Alliances, at least that way the new lads will get a fair go at a good score without someones alliance betraying the Galaxy.

Anyone else see this problem?

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Re: Why have a galaxey forum?

The rewards of trusting your galmates easily offset the risk of having your outgoing galaxy status given out. This has gradually become more widely accepted, to the point that the vast majority of players no longer even bother to use a fake nick.

By the way, next time, you might want to use a better title for your topic. It hasn't got anything to do with the galaxy forum.
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

Mz, I think the original idea was around the galaxy forums not being used to share much data any more because of trust issues, hence the topic. The wider issue is trust, which you've commented on.

xploder, it is very much a case of risk vs benefit ... perhaps it benefits the members of some alliances more than those of others? I don't know.
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Unread 19 Jul 2010, 22:15   #4
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

There's also nothing forcing to post on the galaxy forums.
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

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Mz, I think the original idea was around the galaxy forums not being used to share much data any more because of trust issues, hence the topic. The wider issue is trust, which you've commented on.
The issue with the forums is that it's a bad medium to share information pertinent to organising a galaxy. That's what makes it useless, not the trust issues.
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Unread 20 Jul 2010, 00:05   #6
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

Not trusting your gal is a much faster way to lose roids than trusting them.
But, whenever I check the forum (which is about twice a round) there is always some n00b pleading for help four weeks ago. I know one solution would be for me to look at the forum. But I would much prefer if we could all message the entire galaxy. Or, highlight the forum in red like the news when there is a new post.
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Unread 20 Jul 2010, 01:41   #7
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First thing I have to ask is ... Is it the galaxy forum you have a gripe with or the actual set up of the galaxy?
I would recommend using IRC to communicate with your galaxy.

I know that they are a few players (some through reputation/word of mouth or past experience) who will screw over a gal for their ally (ie be the equivilent of an in galaxy jumpgate probe for pt 24 -72 ally attacks when jgps arent readily available / costly in relative terms to later on in the round.) Not so much for private gals as per r37 but had a Similar experience in R34 from a gal random. (3 man BP as per r38 will be)

Trust is essentual to making a gal work but they are steps to reducing the risk of being screwed. both as a random or being part of a 3 man BP.

I might start a new thread or a guide if that is the real issue?
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Or, highlight the forum in red like the news when there is a new post.
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I know one solution would be for me to look at the forum. But I would much prefer if we could all message the entire galaxy. Or, highlight the forum in red like the news when there is a new post.
good idea worth testing / adding into pa
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

You want to highlight the galaxy forums link as long as there are unread messages. Not just while there are new message on it.
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

why not bring back private galaxies ? atm people exile until they are in a galaxy containing an alliance buddypack. its basicly the same as a private galaxy. The best format would be buddypack of 5 + 3 randoms , creating 8 peeps gals and limit it to that. It would make for stronger galaxies.
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

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why not bring back private galaxies ? atm people exile until they are in a galaxy containing an alliance buddypack. its basicly the same as a private galaxy. The best format would be buddypack of 5 + 3 randoms , creating 8 peeps gals and limit it to that. It would make for stronger galaxies.
Did you mean to post this here? it's completely irrelevant.

Also, I disagree that that's the right format, completely aside from the fact that it ignores the fact you'll have large numbers of random planets left over to sort out somehow. What will you do with those?

Limiting galaxies also means that you have to deal with signups. What will you do with those?

8 Planets is a nice enough number for private galaxies, but I'm not sure how effective it'll be when almost half the galaxy is random. You'll still get exiling to get those 3 planets to be non random, anyway.
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

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It has become impossible to build a strong Galaxy from a Group of randoms with this system in place. Why not go back to the system of whole Galaxies signing up to Alliances, at least that way the new lads will get a fair go at a good score without someones alliance betraying the Galaxy.

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Did you mean to post this here? it's completely irrelevant.
i posted it here as it has reference to the that quote from xploder.
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Unread 13 Sep 2010, 13:00   #14
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Re: Why have a galaxy forum?

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why not bring back private galaxies ? atm people exile until they are in a galaxy containing an alliance buddypack. its basicly the same as a private galaxy. The best format would be buddypack of 5 + 3 randoms , creating 8 peeps gals and limit it to that. It would make for stronger galaxies.
We cant choose how many randoms go into buddy packs. Its just however many buddy packs their are, the randoms get sorted into them. So sometimes we have smaller galaxys if there are lots of buddy packs and fewer randoms. Sometimes we have larger galaxys when lots of people go random instead of creating buddy packs. Its also why galaxys get larger as the round goes on.

but as far as galaxy forum goes, the highlight when theirs an unread message is good suggestion. I think JageX will probably go the same route as their other games though, with a chat-box system for galaxys/alliances/global.
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