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Jun 9th 2020, 14:25:36

I'm unsure why those 2 gave you a charitable donation of free land later. If i was going to hit i would ensure I broke as to have some sort of satisfaction to make the oncoming retal not as painful.

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Jun 9th 2020, 13:48:51

Ouch

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Jun 8th 2020, 14:10:42

Cricket's chirping......

Well first 30 days ends soon and second half of the game commences. I think second half is generally more spicy then the first half. Some big countries forming very quickly, I'm looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.

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Jun 3rd 2020, 16:57:31

I agreed with you on the merits of the change and the necessity for more food. But and always a but i just didn't want to change. No ambition from me or care and a lack of interest in this set. But I can give you all a warning I plan on jacking food prices up as high as I can soon during my stocking phase. Hopefully I can help push and keep bushels at 60+ for a few weeks. Then attempt to sell it all back at you for a mild gain or break even afterwards.

I'll also admit this I thought techer was one of my strongest strategies, but after a solid 25 days I realized its more complex then I remembered and more challenging.

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Jun 1st 2020, 13:40:40

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Time to start feeding, I'm behind this set :P


We need more food and lots soon prices will be skyrocketing shortly i think. So eat and eat fast KoH, Delphinus, Relaxlah.

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May 29th 2020, 23:33:20

1 spot open currently and 2nd spot I will be dropping someone who I think once was a techer when the second is lined up.

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May 29th 2020, 23:30:01

I have only 1 tech alliance could use 2 more msg me if interested. I'm 4500 tpt currently and moving upwards. Would prefer if u were a 3250 tpt plus

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May 27th 2020, 15:59:46

My biggest mistake playing Balderdash theo casher few sets ago. I meant to sell 1m unit in private to drop net and farm someone then jump out of range. I added an extra zero and sold 10m turrets that day lol

Purchasing bushels instead of tanks on private. I bet I have done this 6 or 7 times now. This one bites u in the ass lol

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May 27th 2020, 15:57:53

Back when it was earth 2025 at swirve I played from a pc few sets. That was 20 years ago or less cant recall but has been the only time for myself. Its been phone for the reminder makes it easier to do a 5 minute play and move on with the day mind set. But at least on my behalf almost every mistake I have made is due to carelessness or playing rushed and not double checking on my phone. Sitting down and playing relaxed and slow on a pc I would just have to think makes it easier to double check.

I'm also glad I'm not the only one who is a strictly phone player. I bet there is lots and lots of people have made alot of stupid mistakes lol on the phone.

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May 27th 2020, 15:08:52

Bonus post and ttt

I thought the game hates me this set then I realized I'm just a dumbass who keeps ss instead of ps haha. Playing only on your mobile in a rush regularly causes stupid mistakes. All you pc players have a edge compared to my dumbassery.

At least this set there is a a enormous amount of targets with no allies and easy breaks. I really like when this happens :)

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May 22nd 2020, 11:03:59

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May 13th 2020, 20:19:53

Well for starters going the entire set building cost would be the opposite of a good idea :). Yes there would have to be common sense applied and if used to be valuable the cutoff would have to be early like no later then day 20 to 25 and move on to other usage. That's what I did and moved to expenses afterward and it really turned out well. Especially since I gained the majority of my land after I had already moved to expenses. As a farmer making zero income on bushels having the reduced land building cost helped immensely. It allowed me to move up the board much quicker as I had more limited money to devote to expensive tech and units during the down bushels time. I never sat down with a pencil and paper and actually went over anything ever im just stating as a dict farmer playing in that round it was a good choice for me to make. In your set with your playstyle and no tech start as a commie I agree it would make 0 sense to use building cost that round.

Would expenses outperform on building cost in the majority of games and strats i would have to think so and agree with you.

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May 13th 2020, 15:14:23

Lol disregard the triple post tried to fix a mistake and made 2 more

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May 13th 2020, 15:13:59

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May 13th 2020, 15:13:41

Originally posted by Ponti:
I went building cost 2 sets ago to-40.3%. Yes it was worth it if you go above 45k acres. I went to 60k acres and it was very much worth it then I tell ya.

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May 13th 2020, 15:09:57

I went building cost 2 sets ago to-40% or 40.2% can't remember. Yes it was worth it if you go above 45k acres. I went to 60k acres and it was very much worth it then I tell ya.

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May 13th 2020, 15:06:00

1 more tech allie needed send away or if you unsure who I am msg and I'll send to you.

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May 9th 2020, 16:06:20

I am planning a full set unless prices are horrendous then ill convert.

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May 9th 2020, 13:22:04

Nice scores all around. Top 3 superb job out there! First techer to break 100m In a long long time.

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May 3rd 2020, 15:01:55

They took:

618 Acres

Your military lost:

1,439,092 Troops

A proper guerrilla strike right there folks but a planned strike instead.
A tyrannical individual is taking over and looking forward to next set.

Good luck and work and job to everyone.

Tmac, Hessman, Zeal, Serp, Rob

Those are my top 5, I shouldn't break top 10 I have 30 missiles I do want to fire off at someone and have some fun for a couple days.


Come on Molotov and Hess I'm rooting for you two above all else. My awesome Allies.

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Apr 29th 2020, 16:04:05

Since you weren't Red Redemption half of my post will not make sense no more. I won't bother editing it to reflect that.

I will say I disagree with you and wish I still had the opportunity to show you rather then play what if scenarios. I would like to counter each point but the reality is we played a little game of hit and retal and I lost that little game. Nothing more I can add or say to change the outcome. Perhaps we will have another tango in the future and can put words to action until the time I will be done talking about it.

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Apr 29th 2020, 14:20:54

I normally do not engage in this back and forth banter but today I have bitten the hook and have to share some thoughts.

I'll start of with my probability radar is thought the roof on this one. Some may call it a spider senses anyhow after reading your post Gerdler my radar is telling me you were Red Redemption last set. I have to point out I asked you and you said No, however reading more your words and message again implied u as the person.

To that point :D wicked I won the first round you the second and again if I.use logic and follow my probability radar it will be high there will be a tie breaker. It would be almost poetic in the game and I would love that.

Did you teach me a lesson? LOL no not at all in fact iron hardened my will to go for a round three as this is why I enjoy the game. Am I a bushell counter like you...NO.. if that was the case back to 1A I go. Set records and win games meh not why I am here.

I'm glad you are so boastful you show us an old country from a forgotten era of gaming to say look what a real casher can do. Well thanks for that enlightening moment.

Now these are the points that really piss me off those were just fun ones up top. You criticizing and calling out other players who do not conform to your will or your type of playing is ludacris and pathetic. Calling out Delphinus for how he plays is frankly upsetting and what respect I had for you has diminished greatly for that move. Delphinus plays with emotion and a heart not a analytical calculating robot like lots others including myself do. Is there anything wrong with that fluff no it makes the community great.

Calling out #24 for getting hit, again who are you 2 rounds in a row you found yourself in the target list... how good do you think you really are ? Simple mathematics calculation can usually determine who is an advantageous target and guess what he came up.

I will state this plainly as you seem to suffer from a syndrome I call LAMM syndrome which stands for little angry man. Had I not squandered 2 days worth of cashing turns 3bil to be exact and purchased 20 mil more turrers like I should have and sold my 8m jets no u simply wouldn't have had the required resources to get me. Even you should be able to add that and reference last reset. I never gave your country enough respect got fluffy and.got clipped. Funny thing is the way you have been going on and on and on you would think you were the one who lost the set and got retal against.

I was planning on taking a break disappearing until the beginning of next set but after reading all your arrogant post and condescending manner I just had to say something.

I like this community in 1b and we need more players but someone like you walking around with a swollen head calling out other people is unneeded and unwanted.

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Apr 28th 2020, 15:17:19

Originally posted by Molotov:
Brutal... that retal was nothing compared to those nukes. Looks like #31 was the only player to multi-tap that country who then unleashed his missiles. I could see that turning into a war.


No he dropped a lot of net worth I can't get that low to hit him. Plus he deserved that crack i would have done the same. I just don't know what to do now as netgaining isn't on the cards and that dude doesn't deserve me bothering him nor will I drop a ton of net.

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Apr 28th 2020, 15:06:58

Population loss: 154,793 people

First turn, lol flee the republic its burning

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Apr 28th 2020, 15:03:25

The retal was my own fault. I got fluffy and went for more land 2 days in a row and not purchase turrets but more jets . I blew my lead on him which I would have held easily had I just carried on my plan. When I ate 2 chems I realized i was in trouble and Gerdler got me. Those chems cost 421m to rebuild and was out of turns. I forgot how much rebuilding costs as I never really paid attention to it. A string of bad choices with greed at the center cost me this game easily.

I will say after that the retal was impressive. Even when I logged and seen it I was more impressed then mad. Lost almost 100k tech also for the kicker. So nice work credit is due when it's due.

I honestly think had I been smarter I would have broke 120m probably closer to mid 120s.

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Apr 28th 2020, 1:16:02

Originally posted by DeLpHiNuS:
Originally posted by Ponti:
I also am going to put this out there I think Serps move was Brilliant. Percent execution, percent timing, simply a nice move. Caught Delphinus at a bad time, hit the gap and took massive land. I've ran all the way up to 100m turrets on less land as a commie with less bonus then Serp will have due to the change. If his tech was high then his simple production and land increase will allow him to run away from Delphinus. Delphinus can do what Red Redemption did last set and sell all down to 1.5m turrets go all jets but I still think he falls short. It's easier to hit a commie as they are turn based gradual increase and mathematically you can just stay ahead of him easily as you already know his production and turns daily. A farmer or casher can make quick sudden jumps and keeps you on your toes a lot more.

If Serp runs away like I think he can then great move, great gains. Serp with high tech on those acres hitting the cash button man he can run all day. If his tech is crap then Maybe Delphinus can catch him and make him regret the move.

I also am not saying anything negative about you Delphinus just stating the way I look at the game. That move is a move I attempt each set and am a tad envious of that perfect storm.


yes serp makes a brilliant move and caught me at the time when im weakest at the right time.. luck comes into play for him to catch me at that time which was why i was asking if he had been constantly monitoring me lol.. im not someone to go suicide, bearing in mind the top guys are lurking behind, and i would be pissed if someone suicide on me to retal.. so i try not to suicide others as well putting myself into the same shoes



Completely agree that's why I called it the perfect storm everything just fell into place against you at that very moment.

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Apr 28th 2020, 1:15:01

I mean I would and so would everyone else. I agree with you Delphinus gambling on jet turret ratios are just part of the game.


Ill use the guy from last set like I said he had 1.5m or 2.1m turrets when all done. I mean insane lol but determined. If someone turns around and 4 taps it's part of the game. Risk to all play styles.

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Apr 28th 2020, 1:13:06

Everyone knows your running high jets to retal me Gerdler.

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Apr 27th 2020, 21:16:42

I also am going to put this out there I think Serps move was Brilliant. Percent execution, percent timing, simply a nice move. Caught Delphinus at a bad time, hit the gap and took massive land. I've ran all the way up to 100m turrets on less land as a commie with less bonus then Serp will have due to the change. If his tech was high then his simple production and land increase will allow him to run away from Delphinus. Delphinus can do what Red Redemption did last set and sell all down to 1.5m turrets go all jets but I still think he falls short. It's easier to hit a commie as they are turn based gradual increase and mathematically you can just stay ahead of him easily as you already know his production and turns daily. A farmer or casher can make quick sudden jumps and keeps you on your toes a lot more.

If Serp runs away like I think he can then great move, great gains. Serp with high tech on those acres hitting the cash button man he can run all day. If his tech is crap then Maybe Delphinus can catch him and make him regret the move.

I also am not saying anything negative about you Delphinus just stating the way I look at the game. That move is a move I attempt each set and am a tad envious of that perfect storm.

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Apr 27th 2020, 20:51:49

Originally posted by Tmac:
If your ally was so low d that you needed an upgrade, you were actually vulnerable before you dropped them too. An extra mil or 2 turrets help isn't going to scare someone off that wants to hit ya.



This is a fact.
Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
One of the biggest risks you run into late set is doing an Allie upgrade in defense department, that same thing happened to me several sets back and I believe it was Cumorah that caught me with my pants around my ankles LOL, better luck next time Delphi, I know I learned a lesson when it happened to me ;-)


This is also a fact. I'll only upgrade D allies when we are both online at same time for a quick switch if needed.

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Apr 27th 2020, 20:49:47

Originally posted by Gerdler:
You couldn't retal?

Thing is at the top everyone can break everyone if they want to. Its lose-lose for all to hit one another tho, unless someone decides not to retal for some weird reason.


This is simply untrue. Lots of scenarios play out where it is true but lots play out where it is not true. I have seen and been apart or people outrunning retals. In fact 3 sets out of 3 I have outrun most retals, koh being my first and only so far that has caught me. I fear the second is on its way shortly however that move was an incorrect choice. But my point being it is highly advantageous if the correct strat and correct timing present itself. One could argue well Ponti you would have scored higher each set had you not made a few hits. Well that is correct but I had a blast won 1 game and broke 100 mil twice that's good enough for me.

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Apr 26th 2020, 16:15:02

I wish I had more spies just to take some a couple quick peaks at what's happening. My assumption Delphinus 70% turrets and now to make the conversion over to jets to catch and retal will give Serp the ability to do the same in reverse and move up the scores to stay out of range. It's a move I would do as it checks out if your a Bold player. I could be of base here but I think a scenario like this would check out.

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Apr 26th 2020, 16:07:38

Originally posted by DeLpHiNuS:
no one at the top is looking to hit zeal also cos he probably has 10bil worth of cash stock up by now lol

im a peaceful guy, my heart cannot take it with the huge lands flying here and there.. i prefer not to get hit rather than enjoying having a big retal going through.. i remember that time when i was making a retal on serp few rounds ago, i had to re-confirm everything from calculating, to checking whether he is online to make a jump to bounce retals, etc.. i took like 15min or so to recheck everything for few times so that i dont bounce, and it was definitely not a good feeling lol.. probably that's why im not a fan of roller coaster ride haha


Well looks like you have the ability to perfect your method as this just happened.

What a audacious attack at this point. Huge risk, huge reward as this blew bast big risk big reward. I'm really really starting to enjoy this reset and the antics of all the players. I started of this reset in burnt mode just playing but with minimal effort now I think far more interested then any set previously.

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Apr 24th 2020, 19:34:10

KOH sounds like you gotta be feeling left out? This is generally your time of the reset your making the retals. Perhaps a round 2??
I'm 100% joking just trying to get a laugh I've been burnt to a crisp on that before.

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Apr 24th 2020, 19:32:05

Originally posted by Hessman123:
Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Originally posted by Molotov:
I think these ambitious grabs and monster retals have single-handedly disrupted the military market.


People need to realize that hitting vets that retal Is not wise decision making, I myself will blow a set in order to get that point across.


I think it is wise.. lol .. I really enjoy the opportunity to try to outrun a vet.. This is the most fun part of the game in my opinion..

I enjoy playing with fire going for big hits and then trying to outrun the retal as someone blows their stock and destroys their country in an effort to get that all important and coveted retal :)


I 100% agree with this. But I will say when that player achieves there retal it really really does hurt. If they don't then great but always prepare for the possibility of losing 3X what you gained and not crying about it as that player has a right to attempt to get it back.

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Apr 24th 2020, 14:45:31

Seems lots of money being invested back into the market. Turrets, jets been sold out for days. Tech has been sold out and light for days now. Time for some of those commies to start getting there end round boost in unit prices I think.

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Apr 24th 2020, 14:15:41

Land swapping and bodies flying at the top right now. I do love this time of the reset , happy hunting all or happy retaliation days or happy war prep days or happy netgaining days.

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Apr 22nd 2020, 16:13:59

I think the simplest and easiest way to introduce more land would be up the bonus acres received daily from 20 to 50. Gives each player 1800 more acres of land throughout the entire reset. With 100 players receiving that 18,000 more acres of land out there plus ghost acres from moving it around. That would be simplest and easiest way not to mess up the game mechanics.

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Apr 22nd 2020, 1:58:29

Primary is the best I concur

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Apr 21st 2020, 14:25:03

In my top post I'm being very strat specific but vague in explaining that. Casher, farmer, oiler, were the strats I was referring to getting to 35k and stocking. Non commie strats as the commies have always been going big on land.

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Apr 21st 2020, 14:18:20

Oh and before there was 2 big cashers but now the third has moved up real quick. My entire top guesses I think now will be way out of order. In fact I honestly couldn't say anymore who the top favorites are. Everyone is looking great this set, I hope we have all top 10 break 90m.

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Apr 21st 2020, 14:15:05

Delphinus you moved up to big commie status. Now we have 4 big commies, 3 big cashers, 2 big techers, 2 big farmers and all with big land.

Im going to talk like I'm a real old timer here. When I first showed up 3 sets before this one I remember people thinking 35k land was big enough and stock worthy. I came in and Molotov that first set and went to 50k or something like that and pushed it. I remember Bug making a comment during a talk thread the next set how now one will win on 35k land anymore with Ponti and Molotov going to 40k to 50k. Now 2 sets later look at everyone hit that and push farther past that land mark. Its incredible how the general playstyle has turned more competitive and aggressive with land gaining in such a short time frame. I for one like it this way and happy it's going this way. But on the flip side it has to be tough when your not at the upper ranks of the game now.

Edited By: Ponti on Apr 21st 2020, 14:22:36
See Original Post

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Apr 18th 2020, 16:02:28

I also want to point out that 2 sets ago when I played a commie we had 100$ units. I still managed a decent score of 101 m after the lemming attacks. Also that was before the extra bonus point a day which would have been another 7 bonus points in expenses for -5.6% more deduction. That would have pushed me a few million more in networth upwards. Which leads me to my real point and let's not count out the commies. The land is there for 3 of them and prices will move upwards soonish, big techers destock will drive military prices upwards for the commies last big pushes.

In my opinion top 5 will be a high scoring set and we may see much higher scores then people are thinking. Plus now that the bushell price has moved up a farmer or 2 has the possibility of placing high.


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Apr 18th 2020, 15:51:41

Good points KoH

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Apr 18th 2020, 13:51:50

Originally posted by DeLpHiNuS:
Originally posted by Tmac:
I know who is who, but not my place to give that info. I will say 58 was the techer i was talking about. I haven't spied him, and i only have an educated guess on who that is.


he hasnt been attacking for past 10 days.. could be stocking up already.. but if he were a techer, not sure if he has enough at 30k land to snatch a win.. i think the top guys would end at least 50k, and probably near 60k land


Stockpiling as a techer is done early with less land. For that player to hit 30k acres at day 30 and Enter stock mode is a recipe for success. I just don't think tech will hold above 1800 for much longer which will reduce that said players chances.

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Apr 17th 2020, 1:48:59

Here is a good question who is farmer1 and who is farmer2, who is commie1 and who is commie2?


It's easy to see who techer1 is and there is a leader for casher1.

Anyhow I think it goes casher/techer/commie/casher/commie/farmer/commie/commie/commie/casher/farmer

Top 11 right there

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Apr 15th 2020, 21:11:57

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
I'm playing Serp style this set, makes me uncomfortable, very uncomfortable... #livingontheedge


The only way to is aggresive.

I have to say this I have looked at your land multiple times. As my list dwindles for targets you just rise higher and higher. I ran multiple scenarios and numbers and everyone has me losing to a retal. The power of a dict I enjoyed last resets military prowess when I was one, this pathetic weakling of a republic let's me down. Anyhow no real point to this I guess other then dict is still a viable strategy as long as the grabbing changes in the rest of the servers stay there and out of primary. If the changes hit us dictator would become useless in the netting game and its ghost acres bonus useless.

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Apr 15th 2020, 15:48:05

I never thought my message implied Rob as 33. I mentioned Rob double tapped Relax, 33 hit him 12 times. The third dude Relax messed up is the dictator who hasnt logged in 5 days. Anyhow yes bottom line a well played spy advasary is powerful.

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Apr 15th 2020, 13:16:51

Spies are rough to fight against. If the person wants to he can drop land increase spal to God mode and cause havoc. The person who then becomes a bomb buildings target can't do much in terms of growth and stalls out. You really can't hurt someone who has decided to teach a lesson as there country only needs enough money and food to play turns and a nuke or chem will cause them to drop more land increase more spal.

Only protection Rob is don't double tap Relax Lah . This set Relax let that dude hit him 12 times before ruining that players country. Perhaps gave of the illusion he was a wimp sacred to so anything. Also I count 3 countries old bo peep hammered in spies and you Rob being the third one but seems to have survived and moved on.

In fact i was thinking if relax hit you for another 4 or 5 days in bombing buildings i was going to take some of those acres to help you out :D

You've seemed to recover so my idea is now gone lol as those taken acres would help you out more on a retal later.