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Feb 5th 2019, 20:11:18

Originally posted by Rasp:
Originally posted by Purposeful1:
Originally posted by Rasp:
always making things interesting.


Is that you hitting me?


Are you 160? I thought you were Sore Airbags...


Yes, that's me. Sore Airbags was a set or two ago (and about 8 countries ago at my death rate when playing untagged!)
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Feb 5th 2019, 1:44:54

Originally posted by Rasp:
always making things interesting.


Is that you hitting me?
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Feb 4th 2019, 22:10:55

Is anyone policing for the mercs war?

I'd like to report an assault.

Feb 04/19 6:48:13 PM SS PORKCHOP SANDWICHES (#56) (mercs) MasquerOaklandRaiders (#160) (PS) 8011 A (+421 A)
Feb 04/19 6:48:10 PM SS PORKCHOP SANDWICHES (#56) (mercs) MasquerOaklandRaiders (#160) (PS) 9507 A (+638 A)
Feb 04/19 6:48:06 PM SS PORKCHOP SANDWICHES (#56) (mercs) MasquerOaklandRaiders (#160) (PS) 11178 A (+1015 A)
Feb 04/19 6:48:02 PM SS PORKCHOP SANDWICHES (#56) (mercs) MasquerOaklandRaiders (#160) (PS) 11296 A (+1474 A)
Feb 04/19 6:47:53 PM SS PORKCHOP SANDWICHES (#56) (mercs) MasquerOaklandRaiders (#160) (PS) 11621 A (+2468 A)


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Jan 19th 2019, 0:13:24

Congrats, pang!
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Jan 13th 2019, 10:02:00

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Jan 4th 2019, 7:47:14

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Dec 30th 2018, 7:29:33

rofl, reading his second post where gerdler is calling him out on already posting the same question.... i'm dying.
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Dec 28th 2018, 8:31:19

I thought there was only one?
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Dec 23rd 2018, 22:51:07

just under the limit!
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Dec 16th 2018, 9:08:22

me!
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Nov 21st 2018, 13:59:14

Originally posted by Suicidal:
"...its an alliance server...blahblahblah" deal wif it an cease ur public complaining

~Bone us~


AP could "deal wif it" and take action like suiciding, but then there'd be a resulting hissy fit from those on the receiving end. Posts like this highlight the contradictions of how alliances deal with untaggeds. If alliances treat untaggeds like sh*t, untaggeds are going to act sh*tty back. Posts like this are a courtesy.
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Nov 17th 2018, 15:40:12

hiya
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Nov 4th 2018, 4:19:36

Originally posted by iScode:
I just saw a tf in our news from an untag and thought it was one of Naminefag's countries and let loose, now that I see this I see your country was on dont attack insite.

this ones on me not the leadership.



lol. this is pretty funny, especially after you had offered to FA my last country. :D


Originally posted by enshula:
if you want i can give you the irc logs


good god i'm not that serious about this! i'm just wondering whether i need to suicide someone or if i can go back to cash-farming techer bots.

Originally posted by DerrickICN:
I dont think this is ruining the game. Pp1 dying provides at least 2 laughs everytime and don't forget the big ole MEGA PP1 CONSPIRACY. I think this is funny. I dont think he thinks it's not funny. I mean I guess dying is frustrating but we're all having a good time.

We did a kill run on a bunch of random untaggeds/solos and I happened to dump a bunch of nukes and EMs on a random untagged restart. Once I realized it was pp1 I kinda was like WHOOPS and sent a lol message. Said like "oh I forgot that one was you lol. Sorry. I probably owe you one." He sent some cordial messages back, joking a bit, and then took a land grab on me and sent another message saying retal for your nukes. I sent one he never got back that said "yeah I probably deserved that one lol"

About 20 mins later I noticed random people were killing him, and we had about 400 turns in chat. We kinda giggled to each other, and killed you for no reason.

Better luck next time?


Derrick, i would insult you, but i'm afraid i won't do as well as nature did. <3 :) beware, you may have just angered *the most dangerous suicider ever!* (::eyeroll::)
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Nov 2nd 2018, 19:46:04

Despite Derrick apologizing ingame for hitting me and enshula and Mr Gainsboro reassuring me that I was set on DNH in LaF's database, LaF/Darkness/mercs are still running unprovoked killruns on me.

...what's the end goal here?

On to country #3... Not The Suicider Youre Looking 4 (#463)
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Oct 22nd 2018, 8:36:38

Originally posted by enshula:
2018-10-21 21:00:29 BR Porthos (#2) STONES BitterGravy (#138) 8B 3 C

Land Trader Scum (#447)

who even land trades anymore, the closes person ive seen to land trading is maybe 406


I thought it was a fun throwback to the time when I most recently played regularly. :)

For me, doing retals as an untagged is for all practical purposes the same as landtrading.
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Oct 21st 2018, 23:23:49

Originally posted by DruncK:
You don't get the walling record with cash...


Yeah, but if you have major negative income and no military available to sell.... gets tricky to run turns. Not gonna lie, I got caught with my pants down on this one.
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Oct 21st 2018, 21:24:22

Originally posted by DruncK:
You should be excited Purp, stones hit slow af so you'll be on tract for damn near an unbreakable walling record


I know, I'm an idiot and spent all my cash on jets that were out on PS, so I ended up being too cash-poor to do much. Ah well.
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Oct 21st 2018, 17:04:52

Haha this is too funny. Wrong country to message, dude.


Message from HAMMER (#417) sent on Oct 21, 13:18
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sorry i did not see your message just now, was not able to see message due to small tablet, will deal with that guy tomorrow sir.. since i am almost have no turns, will try to kill him tomorrow Reply

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Oct 21st 2018, 17:04:09

Originally posted by Suicidal:
Purp, you have aged into becoming a wild man


Taking a note from you, sir.

P.s. I've totally been fighting you on at least 3 servers this set.
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Oct 21st 2018, 7:26:20

Originally posted by enshula:
i take it your 138

https://www.eestats.com/alliance/country/138

my take on series of accounts on your country is

2 hits on bots
8 hits by rage on you for ~2600
1 hit by megatron on you dh
1 hit on bots
4 retals on rage by you for ~2600
9 hits on bots
5 hits by stones on you ~2900
1 retal by you on stones ~1150
1 hit by megatron on you ~850 possibly topfeed
4 ror by stones ~1600
6 retals on stones ~3250
partial killrun by stones
3 missiles sent to stones



Yeah, I'm #138. Pretty sure Stones didn't know who I was, so I'm skeptical of it being a multi-set revenge matter.

I wouldn't have sent the missiles, but #11 in Stones failed about 15 defuse missile ops, so I figured I should sent some his way
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Oct 21st 2018, 3:55:53

I just wanted to netgain in peace. Spare me the lecture about being untagged. I know I don't have "tag protection". I like the challenge of retalling other humans, even if that means that I get topfed sometimes and lose out on acreage. I don't get that when I play in an alliance.

I messaged back and forth with those of you who were hitting me. I let you know that retals were coming. Some of your folks even responded affirmatively. e.g.:

Message from Taker (#11) sent on Oct 19, 19:36
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that will be fine
just do it the right way

I'm only retalling 1:1, and now you start a killrun against me?

Honestly, I don't want to suicide anymore, but you guys are seriously trying me.
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Oct 19th 2018, 15:07:38

thanks for the update, Primeval!
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Oct 14th 2018, 2:27:15

Originally posted by enshula:
squirrel its not really complex enough a spreadsheet would help much

its just

20% base
6% bonus per 100 hits
30% extra bonus for stuff on market

ffa has a 40% base so youd literally lose 0 on market if your country had 500 defends

i know people like to boost 1 country all set there and other people kill the boosted ones before they jump, but if you did about 250 hits on your own country and they took 250 to kill youd lose 0 stock


the land/buildings %s are lower, though, right? and CS is based on number of turns elapsed in the set?
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Oct 12th 2018, 23:58:59

I like the idea of keeping more buildings/CS as a restart and reducing the military/other goods you start with.

Right now the building restart rate is pitiful and practically forces restarts into trying to stock steal (or get FA) as a mode of production.
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Oct 10th 2018, 4:44:40

There's a high concentration of net worth in the top 1%! We need a radical redistribution of wealth in order to rebalance the economy!
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Oct 8th 2018, 7:55:39

On Tourney and Team servers just now, I exchanged 12 bonus points for turns. I got 12 turns in each of those servers instead of the 6 I was supposed to get.

In Primary it seemed to work normally (2 bonus points for one extra turn).

Screenshot for proof here:

https://i.imgur.com/DDWPhRx.jpg
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Oct 5th 2018, 19:54:56

Originally posted by DerrickICN:
Lol. Ooooo. I got admin researched.

Pang did contact me about how I got my info. At the time I was a little surprised because I'd never been contacted about my behavior before. Found some irony in the fact that outing fake nicks and identifying suiciders was the thing that would make an admin contact me. There is a level of protection for both fake nicks and countries who wish to remain anonymous by both the mods and the admins.

There are other games with a griefer culture....like Sea of Thieves for example. But those players are identified by their nicks and people dont run into things like stones did this set, having a player posing as another reputable player to infiltrate the tag for purposes of grief.

Personally I dont like the fake nicks, nor do I support admins and mods protecting them. I think every profile should be open and users limited to one nick. We should be able to judge you from your body of work, not purely reputation. And clans should be able to see if someone is lying and spying them.

So no, I dont have mod or admin support on outing suicider culture in this game. That's something I've researched on my own with the statistics the game provides.


I thought it was pretty clever how you were able to identify my private profile from my net worth changes, even if you did draw a bunch of misleading conclusions from it (like me having a suicider past). The level of obsession is flattering.

That being said, I do think it's good to be able to have an identity on the forums that doesn't need to be associated with every live country. I frequently reveal my country number on forums, and I prefer that it isnt associated with every other country number across all servers. I think that encourages griefing even more.

I am curious how you associated PZ and Purposeful1, though.
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Oct 4th 2018, 18:08:57

Originally posted by Ivan:
Havnt played for awhile but obviously purposeful, trumpoz namieff and mrcuban still knows fluff about playing they cant war they cant net and they cant suicide properly imo we should just ban people who doesnt know how to play after 15 years of trying.

fluff!


Ivan, you old scab! I've missed trying to decide your run-on sentences in FA talks! I remember spending half of every conversation trying to figure out what you wanted. :)

Maybe you should run a suicider tutorial!
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Oct 4th 2018, 18:02:40

Yeah, I've preferred to keep my LCN identity distinct from my untagged / solo server activities. I've used Player Z for years when I played untagged. I figured it would help cut down on the cross server retribution nonsense, and I liked having the relative anonymity after having more of a spotlight back when I was LCN's Head of War and later President. I enjoy helping organize the recent challenges on the express server, and I like that there aren't a lot of politics there.

Galleri has known, of course, and a very small handful of others. She somewhat outed me on a forum a month or so ago, but graciously modified the post when I requested it of her.

Anyhow, I dont think it'll be a huge surprise to most people (just in case it wasn't already clear, Sore Airbags was me, too). I also dont think it'll change much, except that LaF probably wont try to recruit Player Z as much. ;)
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Oct 4th 2018, 16:17:03

Rep casher party?
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Oct 3rd 2018, 18:25:33

Originally posted by henrik:
Hi purp! *waves*


Hiya henrik! Where are you playing these days?
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Oct 3rd 2018, 17:19:46

Originally posted by DerrickICN:
Tbh, once I caught pp1 suiciding and recognized skywise I had a better understanding of the cell. If you'd like the screenshots of me contacting laf and calling namineff out by name I'll provide them. When I realized the cell was larger than 4 players it made a difference to me. And I knew nam was part of that cell when he said slick, a rational and solid player, was the problem with LCN.

https://imgur.com/a/6yAtqSk

Having the theory that ex-LCNers were attempting to create a server war and having busted at least 3 at different times in the set, I started asking around who talked to who. I got namineff pegged into that family and ratted him out to laf. Knowing he was pals with the original suiciders, I looked at the LCN on LCN hits after this message.

https://imgur.com/a/km4xcWi



While I'm getting endless enjoyment from this "purposeful1 is a master suicider" conspiracy theory, I'd be remiss not to admit that this is my first time actually playing a suicider-style country (and heck, even my first two countries this reset were just retalling Elders more than anything else). I have always run active grabbing countries, was one of the early land traders, and I've played untagged counties enough to track up a pretty high defends:deaths ratio.
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Oct 3rd 2018, 11:06:19

Originally posted by Hokage:
Who is insulting is that people asking demand doesn't fit to the place they stands. Go to solo servers if you want play solo, don't bark here, this is alliance server.

I see it the other way around. It's not solo players who are barking. Solo players often play conservatively, and then act out when they view their treatment as unfair. When they do act out, or, as in this case, they band together to act out, alliances start barking about how unfair solo players are.
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Oct 3rd 2018, 2:48:28

This is the first time I've been online to wall in years - got to admit it got my juices flowing, especially with the combination of LaF, SOL, Elders and more working together. It's a lot harder to wall these days with the speed attacks and not being able to drop as much land!
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Sep 18th 2018, 22:53:15

Originally posted by DerrickICN:
Yeah, right? I feel like I'm equal opportunity.

But I do only talk about you when your stats change. Open your profile and prove me right sometime. I'm sure we'd all like to see it.


Why would I do that? It's far more fun to read the conspiracy theories about me. You've got just enough truth in there to make it almost believable. :)
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Sep 18th 2018, 22:26:57

Originally posted by Gerdler:
How do you make everything about LaF? Your obsession is laughable.


Sometimes when he's drunk he talks about me!
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Aug 25th 2018, 2:56:17

Originally posted by Gerdler:
As a clarification I dont disagree with the mechanic necessarily but with the way they are balanced.

I do think the nuke should be cut to destroy a percentage of attackers land or defenders land whichever is lower and the same should be done for chems on civs and buildings. Cruise are used to soften ppls SDIs as often as they are used for their actual effect lol, that goes to show that they are often not all that powerful.


Ohh, I like the "possibility of backfire" / collateral damage idea. I don't think it should be based on attacker's vs. defender's acreage, though. It should just be a something like 7% chance where the missile damages the launching country instead. SDI could still block it.
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Aug 21st 2018, 6:51:41

Originally posted by drkprinc:
learn to minimize conversion losses before converting and you would of only went from 30% to 26%.


Thanks for your feedback. The absolute minimum would be going from 30% to 25.8%. When your land+building nw alone puts you into increased conversion losses, then you're a little SOL no matter how much you minimize losses (and I don't mean Sons of Liberty).

The point, though, which both you and LittleItaly seem to be missing, is that even if this was an intended result, it is NOT communicated that the "permanent" bonuses are subject to the same temporal nature that buildings, military, cash, and tech are subject to. The message that is displayed before switching govts is the following: "To change governments at this point, you must start a revolution that will consume XX% of your military, technology, buildings, and resources." I don't think "permanent bonuses" fits into any of those categories. "Resources" would be a big stretch at best.

Now, I still disagree with this and would suggest that this be changed for the reasons stated above, but it at a minimum should be communicated by changing the conversion message to refer to bonuses as well.
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Aug 20th 2018, 7:02:08

is this happening this set?
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Aug 14th 2018, 17:29:34

Originally posted by LittleItaly:
They are permanent in the sense that the bonus doesnt run out after X amount of turns.


That sounds like not permanent to me.

If that is the intended case, then the description should be clarified so people know that it gets reduced by govt changes.

That being said, it still seems silly, both for reasons I've listed above, plus (1) building bonuses in particular are often meant for rebuilding upon govt switches, and (2) Other bonuses, like extra bonus turns and free "permanent" GDI and Booms don't get reduced effect due to govt switches.


Originally posted by cyref:
Unused bonus points aren't affected by gov change. When working on a perm bonus and planning a change, stock up the bonus pts a few days before you switch gov.


That's nice for getting a couple extra turns for a FS, but not as useful when you've spent the whole set putting bonuses into something for your endgame (like building costs or size of PM or resource decay). Going from a 30% bonus to a 19% bonus is rugged.
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Aug 10th 2018, 23:11:46

Thanks, Marshal!
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Aug 10th 2018, 22:14:46

Originally posted by LittleItaly:
its not a bug. it was purposely introduced in one of the game changes.


Is there a place where these changes are listed? I can't find them on any of the announcements. [Same with the changing NW rules on attacking at the very end of the set.] - **Nvm on last bit - see Marshall's post below.**

If it was actually a purposeful change, then the bonus descriptions need to be modified so that they don't say "permanent" bonuses.

FWIW, bonus turns seem to be more powerful than other bonuses in general, so it seems a little silly to nerf all of the other bonuses only.

Edited By: Purposeful1 on Aug 10th 2018, 23:16:07
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Aug 10th 2018, 1:01:22

Currently the permanent bonuses are reduced when you switch governments by the same % as other losses. The bonuses are described as permanent, so they shouldn't be reduced when switching govts.

Was a little surprising to go from -31% building costs to -19% building costs when I switched at end of set.
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Aug 10th 2018, 0:07:30

<3 all you guys
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