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Ponti

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Feb 17th 2020, 14:26:21

What do most of you use for your bonuses?


This set I went building cost up to -40.3% and now on expenses at -9.6%. I will continue expenses for another 10 days then food booms.

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Feb 17th 2020, 14:20:55

Originally posted by Hessman123:
How is this new for you guys? lol.. the GDI rules are explained ingame

"In addition, you will not be allowed to commit offensive acts which are not standard strikes, planned strikes, or beneficial spy ops against other countries unless they have attacked you more than once."



Lol, who reads the instructions?

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Feb 17th 2020, 14:07:11

Same here

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Feb 15th 2020, 14:08:50

Holy fluffkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!


2 of the big favorites got smashed. 1 worse then the other.

I'm thinking it's a rep casher named Underland, or Witcher. Or the Eevil war machine. Also that fascist in the top is making huge money with his oil so don't count him out.

That big dict got lucky the missile dump with on Darrow and the Reds. I feel for you Reaper, I really do, back to Mars to regroup.




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Feb 14th 2020, 14:52:50

Originally posted by 87Fresh:
I like how all the countries I reported for being multis 2 weeks ago have finally been deleted after killing my chances of ending this set in any sort of respectable position. Hope you fluffers got GDI. QoH, you should LG me again :)


That's unfortunate.

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Feb 13th 2020, 16:24:14

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Fake news, you've got fake news media, Hess!




Hahaha, fake news, CNN must be giving you the reports.

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Feb 13th 2020, 16:20:51

I just looked at eestats, that was quick fellow vultures. Didn't even leave me much room in there lol

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Feb 13th 2020, 14:40:25

You have a bunch of idiots in your agency Hess. Lay of the hooch

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Feb 12th 2020, 18:38:28

Originally posted by Molotov:
Cumorah already got some! Maybe he has a crystal ball? LOL

If Bug and TossLand2YrWitcher both get embroiled in war the food market is going to be in trouble.


Already is, I sell 70% of my food on private if I have to jump it to 100% so be it. I no longer have dreams of 65$ bushels. Few more big eaters take off then I think the fascists farmers will feel it more then me who has adjusted.

Edit: I just looked at the bushell market, food 88$. My comment sure aged well lol

Edited By: Ponti on Feb 12th 2020, 19:20:00
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Feb 12th 2020, 17:49:23

Well well what a interesting turn of events. It's to bad all of you are my food eaters.

Vultures start your wings and get ready. There may be a carcass or two to feed on in the upcoming days :D


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Feb 11th 2020, 19:35:47

In tourney do what you want. Each set in game A I'm involved in multiple skirmishes and sometime full on war. Usually I just push those people out of game A and attempt to make the cut to remain.

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Feb 11th 2020, 14:04:50

For his missiles he must have had that juiced right up when he was small his warfare tech. Then quit teching it as he grew bigger.


Also a casher vs a techer in a war gives the advantage to you for income generation and first strike.

So the ball is in your court.

Also I think your just having bad luck.

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Feb 11th 2020, 13:54:04

Originally posted by DeLpHiNuS:
im now here reeling with anger at how unlucky i am again this set for someone to hit me twice.. cant be my defence being weak since i have almost the same number of turrets as my 2 veterans ally here combine..

dont really want to throw the set away and im surprise how this guy can amass 42 missiles with just 1.2% warfare..


War is the answer.

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Feb 10th 2020, 4:00:44

Originally posted by bug03:
Actually, if you’re farming it doesn’t matter so much unless you’re the kind of guy who likes to explore instead of cash.


Yes it matters. More so if you grab less so if you explore. And with all of it 50 bpt should be the minimum goal.

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Feb 10th 2020, 3:38:14

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
I run 60 to 70 every set, I don't even start grabbing until I have at least 60.


Originally posted by bug03:
I was at 110 before being grabbed


Originally posted by Hessman123:
I typically have 180 cs in my first 200-210 turns.. lol


Originally posted by DeLpHiNuS:
im already at 100 BPT about a week ago and i thought i was the only one who go for so much lol.. the moment i start hitting, whenever i have free turns, i increase my BPT since cashing at start is too early for any significant increase in amount of money


Each of these individuals who have responded are all top netters in our game in primary. Each has more or less agreed to the importance of bpt with a little twist. I can't state it enough, get those CS up optimize better turn usage down the road.

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Feb 9th 2020, 14:21:58

I have spied lots of players this set. Something that stands out in the worst way is everyone's lack of Construction sites.

At a minimum with every strat available including rainbow you need 50 BPT. 180CS unless theo or Dict.

Always and I mean always get at least a 50BPT if you don't you will loose and eventually become farm land to ppl like me. The first 30 days you can get away with 120,140 CS etc. Once we get to the back half the game you will stall out. Unable to grab, grow, build, spy all in one days 54 turns.

I say this to be helpful, and if we are talking about me I go for 100BPT regularly. This set I'm a little behind that but still growing.

It is okay to make 1 grab in the early days in 1 day build that then throw 20 CS down and repeat for a couple days. That is better then attempting to get to the top in land and net then realizing you have a 30bpt and can't grab and grow as effectively as everyone else.

Point here get to a minimum 50bpt folks. You will be happy you did on the second half the game which we are in.

Edit: BPT = Buildings Per Turn

Edited By: Ponti on Feb 9th 2020, 14:36:57
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Feb 9th 2020, 13:45:50

Also instead of being the one always running from everyone else. I had the pleasure of the chase on the other foot. It is really satisfying smashing someone on a retal for a grab earlier. Perhaps I was to quick to call out my farmer.

Molotov you were correct give it some time you said. I did and am very happy with it now.

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Feb 9th 2020, 13:40:59

Originally posted by Hessman123:
I’ve found a way around this

When I spy someone I send it 3 times

If you’re successful on the 1st or 2nd try you automatically stop spying and the 2nd or 3rd attempt that you selected doesn’t go

Seems to be more effective that way

Weird but it works


It worked well, really well. Thank you for sharing this and KoH.

I was spying the big commies this morning and all had superior spal. This little trick in my mind helped me alot.

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Feb 8th 2020, 16:31:50

Well folks another techer dropped his land #98. Looking at his history it appears he is a techer.

So it seems to me perhaps we will be staying around 2k or higher. Lots of techers have moved on.

Dorsai, Hauling Beams, kungpao topfeeder and jungle runner Koh are the big ones I know as techers. Few of those demos not sure about but could be. Anyhow point is lots have moved on.

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Feb 8th 2020, 16:24:49

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Originally posted by bug03:
I’ve had a lot of failed spy ops. I’ll look through it


I fail more often vs 15 and lower spal, it is very irritating.


Very weird I have a 30 spal and can break 40 or 50 no problem. Then a 10spal I'll fail 5 ops in a row. So yes same here KoH.

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Feb 8th 2020, 16:23:34

Originally posted by DeLpHiNuS:
damn.. i thought #97 was a clean guy.. he was constantly msg me checking on how much income both of us are making and i was convince tech start is better given that he earns higher income/acre than me


I wouldn't use that guy to make a comparison against. He has 2 or 3 research pacts for free tech and a horrible and I mean horrible BPT.
In fact I'm surprised he wasn't doing better as a rep with these cheap prices.

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Feb 8th 2020, 16:20:04

#98 is out to play like a flufftard. Already smashed Serp and dropped land. All be vigilant a pecker wart is on the loose.

Edit: perhaps I was to quick to make a comment. I had 3 people confused together. He never hit Serp he made a retal against someone then dropped land. Then that individual he hit then hit Serp. Probably had a nerd rage when 98 hit him.

Edited By: Ponti on Feb 8th 2020, 16:27:05
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Feb 8th 2020, 14:07:52

What an unfortunate turn of events. We needed that reps income in the market and that fascists oil.



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Feb 7th 2020, 13:54:06

And tech shot up faster then I thought it would. Anyone still teching should start getting some bang for there buck now.

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Feb 7th 2020, 13:53:00

I'd like some land also. Anyone feeling generous to my cause?

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Feb 7th 2020, 13:51:53

Good advice in here

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Feb 6th 2020, 15:42:22

Same here, anything in the 1700 to 1800 range at this stage is a gift.

I've been purchasing as much as I could for days. Some days not even purchasing military just to get in on the tech.

Tech prices will be moving up here I guarantee it. I bet within 4 to 5 days of this message tech will all be close to 2k range or even little higher.

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Feb 4th 2020, 18:37:50

100% agree

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Feb 3rd 2020, 19:16:17

#73 ouch

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Feb 3rd 2020, 14:32:11

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
LOL Ponti


Hang in there Bug, I'm mostly teching Mil strat, Weapons, and Indy at this point since it is moving at decent prices, haven't sold more than 2k bus/res/ag in 4 days LOL.



Everything is for free right now. Tech, oil, bushels, even military is reasonable. Need some deep pockets to come in and start clearing out the goods.

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Feb 3rd 2020, 14:00:14

Bug have you went over to theo casher yet?

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Feb 1st 2020, 13:41:34

Hello my casher friends, purchase my food please also. Seems I'm getting a stock built from not selling.

Tech seems to be moving up in price. Everything but business and residential.

Edit: Thanks for supporting your local farmers. I have sold some food and with the proceeds purchased tech to support you Bug.

Edited By: Ponti on Feb 1st 2020, 15:41:38
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Jan 31st 2020, 0:08:04

Dict techer that was my third choice this set. Wicked enjoy that one KoH the last 20 days should be your time.

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Jan 30th 2020, 22:03:40

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Originally posted by bug03:
My tech allies are dropping like flies


I need one


I thought you were a farmer with the rest of us?

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Jan 29th 2020, 18:05:32

Originally posted by Molotov:
Originally posted by bug03:
He and I talked about it, farmer was by far the best choice for him.

Based on?

Big farmers are going to rise. There will continue to be military shortages.


This is true. I hope he maxed out military tech before the conversion.

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Jan 29th 2020, 14:42:46

Originally posted by bug03:
He and I talked about it, farmer was by far the best choice for him.


Yes, I just would have encouraged him to be a demo farmer over fascist. My reason being I'm purchasing entirely off private as I'm sure some folks also are. Be nice to have cheaper military prices and no commission.

Let's see if we have a repeat of last set. This is exactly how it went. Food was up tech was down a few ppl switched over and boom food straight down and tech straight up.

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Jan 28th 2020, 19:45:45

Originally posted by Hessman123:
I find that farmer is only fun for war...

My Dictator Indy/Farmer/Oiler with Elders in the spring was a lot of fun




I agree with you here. I remember my old warring days in alliance, always fun with dict farmer.

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Jan 28th 2020, 19:43:38

I suppose as a farmer it's all about patience and slower play style. That is not my strong suit so this strat is not my style. And I say this as bushells sit at a hardy 45 to 46 dollar price range.

I would imagine last sets lack of price action made that almost impossible to compete for the win. I just realized this as I'm playing it.

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Jan 28th 2020, 16:51:28

I'm going to be honest I don't like playing from behind. I won't be doing a tech start again. So far it's really dropped my interest in the game. Sure have a couple retals but I like being top 5 all set. Good experiment I suppose but will not be happening again. Also this farmer strat I commend you all, I fluffing hate it, I will not play it again.

I guess its commie. Casher and techer only for me. Anyhow that's my rant and bonus lol.

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Jan 27th 2020, 15:10:47

Originally posted by Heuvelbr:
Originally posted by Ponti:
Originally posted by Serpentor:
Lots of those are rainbows Or techers don’t forget. Always seem to get lots of those for some reason. You gotta look more at how many top countries are CG as well. The little guys get farmed out or are rainbows, and the non GDIs will war.


Yes lots of commie farmer/ tech rainbows . Also I dont forsee much of the top 10 being there in 10 days to 15 from now. Most of those commies who aren't tech heavy will slip down.



Yeah I think you have to go super tech heavy anyway you play the game.


Agreed.

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Jan 27th 2020, 14:40:37

Originally posted by bug03:
The biggest problem is that land is harder to come by and indies need land. Land is gonna be tough this set and those who did some mass exploring early seem like they will benefit.


Get fat and win.

I don't like the new grabbing code.

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Jan 27th 2020, 14:40:11

Originally posted by Serpentor:
Lots of those are rainbows Or techers don’t forget. Always seem to get lots of those for some reason. You gotta look more at how many top countries are CG as well. The little guys get farmed out or are rainbows, and the non GDIs will war.


Yes lots of commie farmer/ tech rainbows . Also I dont forsee much of the top 10 being there in 10 days to 15 from now. Most of those commies who aren't tech heavy will slip down.