My favourite thread of the round, especially since the calibre of this round was so bloody AD awful, even for AD's standards!
Basically I was 4 7 8
end round, i finished:
Value: 3,531,214 270
Score: 4,418,194 264
XP: 14,783 240
Total Round Roids: 2908
Total Lost Roids: 2341
Fleet consisted of Beetles/Scarabs.... And some Scorpion - although not too many as we never had CR/BS incs, being allied to ND.
So let's start from the beginning. I was trying to form a "fence" BP... speaking to Crowly pre round we were going to set a 5man diff ally bp up. However, Crowly decided to join a p3ng BP (Which ultimately failed horrifically).
I ended up in BP with Carrington ( never again - he emo'd out badly and crashed all of his BS fleet, even though I sorted his strat and ensured a top 100 finish... ), Gary (good friend, xVx, I was really dissapointed to see him receive so little defence from his alliance, he, as normal, plays for everyone else and needs to learn to be more selfish!!! Something I will drill in him for next round!), Althizor (actually turned out to be pretty damn decent... He wasn't very good, sent attack when I grounded but he followed my advice and built mass cons as Ter, plus attacked frequently - wouldn't bp him again, but grats on top 100 finish!) and finally Shirel/Koks who completely failed, from the start he was inactive and horrifically bad, he crashed, idled and overal completely sucked. Never again!
From tick 12 we had decent randoms ingal. Sprally from CT was great !
I am hoping he finished t25 which wouldn't be very deserved... basically he got roids because of me!! and he was very inactive!! I think he stayed up one night all round!! Rom from xVx was okay... would never want him in game again!! Then we had decent exiles, Dedin - who was very useful... Darkheart who, well, became employed and sucked hard... Then a latesignup who managed to get banned - ManiacMagic.... haha
The galaxy looking in looked ok...We had a random who idled away, Coldfun, who we put in TGV, having APP/CT/ND/xVx/TGV ingal made a nice fence and for a while we didn't have any incommings... At least until the wars came, and then we were doomed!! As myself and sprally both CT and Cat it wasnt the best of combos!!
However, I must admit roiding with Cat CO was very easy early round... Let me just talk about my start... I rushed Cat CO and eta, being OOP eta -8 I hit a couple trgts with + 500 roids and I build another fleet to cap in the morning giving me a total of 671 roids... over 350+ in 24 hours was pretty fab... After that ROCK hit us the second night OOP and managed to walk through and cap a lot of roids... completely battering us to be fair... This wasnt very fun so early in the round. After that we had incs from p3ng and a couple of allys, ult i think and some more, each time we covered easily...
Then the FC's began, for about a week solid I had a fc attempt daily... Many thanks to CT for defending each one!!!
One time I had a huge p3ng/xVx one, but again, was covered solidly by CT.. thanks to PDog for being the main DC.
Other than that, CT was pretty decent for attacking, weak on def, although I do believe it got better. Unfortunately mid round I send some fleet to attack Neroon/IVar of xvx 5 4 9... It was a complete fail.. my phone was on silent, and I believed I had recalled before I went to sleep... soooo bad... 600k or so??? So that sucked.. plus i got absolutely battered being in dubai not being able to go on run and hide.... So that sucked a lot!
It was a fun round, props to all the winners, deserved or not...
Anyway thanks for entertaining my annoying pms to csillag, dedin & cat
See you all next round!
Can anyone beat this?
Total Incomings Received: 770