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Apr 5th 2020, 12:29:09

Originally posted by hkyhed:
Did your top feed backfire?


CX plays a ridiculous C/I - he had the playing from behind strategy down.

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Apr 1st 2020, 20:34:38

Originally posted by Ratski:
Ha Ha Ha ! Don't thinK being GdI , will stop certain players here from hitting you, show a weakness and they will hit you like me. I never letGDI stop me.
Originally posted by SuperFly:
Join GDI next time and that won’t happen to you.


Yet you have never run a country worth spitting on........

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Dec 1st 2019, 10:45:52

For reference #29 isnt a bot name unless the code has been changed to include names beginning with lower-case.

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Nov 21st 2019, 5:32:52

Originally posted by Original Skywise L:

*grammer Police; badge #50


Where is Assassin when you need him?

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Nov 20th 2019, 8:15:39

Originally posted by Drow:
trump: given you caused this situation this set in suiciding req in the first place, you're hardly one to say squat tbh.


Except Im looking at the changes from the perspective of what people want to stop.

I didnt tell req to do anything by the way - it was his choice.

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Nov 20th 2019, 4:28:08

Originally posted by mazooka:

It's not pang or qzs responsibility to make a safe place for you to net with 0 worries. Stop being fluffes.


True.

The current situation is that a 5-minute per day country can screw over multiple countries. The balance is simply way off.

The changes to be implemented will make the sort of farming run done to LaF/PS a lot less effective and far more time intensive to replicate as it will require a much bigger land base to be able to even a fraction of the damage from.

Given it looks like grabbing gains will be related to built land and not total land it means that BR/CM kills of suiciders will negate their ability to restart and farm the fluff out of an alliance.

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Nov 19th 2019, 7:39:29

[quote poster=DerrickICN; 48067; 922165 It's totally being drawn because trumpoz never stopped suiciding. [/quote]

Never stopped....... Ive played 3 sets since the Spooge set. I was killed the set after by SoL when they killed all human untags and 1 man tags. Last reset as a fluff around and this set.

Again - you are giving me way too much credit.

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Nov 19th 2019, 3:41:43

Originally posted by Getafix:
I was gunpowder treason and plot (#94), happy birthday to me :)

I double-tapped two hostile players and broke GDI, so I needed spies and spy tech, medical to repair the bio ops, and SDI in addition to the usual 9m turrets to stop the topfeeding jetters, plus tanks and troops.

So, it is possible to win Express while still having adequate defenses.





dont say that out loud - certain players will get butthurt.

Congrats on the win.

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Nov 19th 2019, 2:10:22

Originally posted by osloos:
Originally posted by Primeval:
If a player chose to screw with you either move on or make him regret it. Just talking about it is a little boring in my opinion.


I kinda like you


Ive never been a fan of FFA but that post by Prim could make me.

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Nov 19th 2019, 0:02:02

seems like everyone wants to blame an alliance or someone else as opposed to an individual who made a decision on how to act.

Me - I'm an asshole.

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Nov 18th 2019, 23:02:34

Originally posted by DerrickICN:

But i think PS LEADERSHIP cut ties with trumpoz a while ago. They know he's just a griefer and they don't like what he's doing at all. I just have my doubts that that's a pervasive feeling amongst members....


I've kept my distance from PS as it would have probably had them all killed. If Z/Serv consciously did the same then that is fair enough.

It's unlikely Nami joined PS following the spooge set. He ran a few ABs on LaF and went on holiday whilst a number of people were looking for antics ingame. Me I was untagged/solo tag and got killed by SoL as they killed all untagged/solo tagged human players that set.

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Nov 18th 2019, 21:43:56

Originally posted by DerrickICN:
Hmm. I mean that seems unlikely looking at the news and forums.

It looks like you hit only laf with your original but then included requiem specifically with your restart (and aside from that only hit your original target) after he was outspoken about what an idiot and a griefer you are. If that is a coincidence, it's not one you need a tin foil hat for. It looks intentional.

I would quicker believe you are lying rn than telling truths.


Again too much credit there Derrick. Finding out who Requ is, where he played previously, where he plays now requires talking top people and getting information. Do you honestly think after my involvement in Spooge then my personal beef with LaF people would give up that sort of information?

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Nov 18th 2019, 21:24:21

I love a good conspiracy theory.

You guys are giving me way to much credit. Imag have done fluffty stuff in the past, the countries I hit were on my scores list and under-defended. If it was Requim or any former LaF member then it is a complete co-incidence.



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Nov 18th 2019, 8:32:42

From the perspective of someone it is intended to stop.

Gains based on total land still leaves the balance in favour of the lone wolf who plays a half-assed country. See below.

Save full turns.

Starting at 20k it would take less than 2 dozen grabs to reach 100k. The focus would be going from mid-sized countries upwards. That would leave 60+ turns to go at the fattest countries. Plenty of turns to do damage.

If gains were based on built land as opposed to total land it would make the above situation far more difficult, or require far larger land-base to start with. This would mean less stocking and more attraction from other players who dont exclusively hit bots.

It would also mean BR/CM kills would nerf the restart's ability to continue to farm due to having no buildings.

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Nov 17th 2019, 2:53:13

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Originally posted by trumpoz:
Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
You owe me reps, trumpoz.


Virtual beers?


Hmmm, maybe tequila shots?


Bad memories...... well lack of memories.

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Nov 17th 2019, 1:57:21

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
You owe me reps, trumpoz.


Virtual beers?

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Nov 17th 2019, 1:51:57

Originally posted by Gerdler:
So it was you! Hah... this ones on you buddy, you could have slipped under the radar if you just kept your mouth shut. You were on our short list and the post you made the other day sure made you the number one suspect, but good on you to confirm that LCN still is suiciding us. They are hiding in other tags and netting right now are they?


LCN still suiciding..... You are clutching at straws to blame a bunch of people when in reality it is just one person.

*shrug*

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Nov 16th 2019, 10:18:39

Originally posted by Gerdler:
Well most of those hit by his original were grabbing closer to 10k acres a day and still lost more than 3 days. Not gonna let trumpoz live to do more damage.


I won't be restarting - I've got 20 gigs in the next 22 days as well as teaching, writing and arranging for some recording projects. Dont see myself doing much outside of work, gigs and sleep. If you would like I can pay LaF a visit next reset? maybe run a CI for an early farm party?

You could of course use game mechanics like the Clan GDI (if implemented) to protect yourself.

Edited By: trumpoz on Nov 16th 2019, 10:21:13. Reason: typo
See Original Post

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Nov 15th 2019, 6:26:59

Originally posted by Ratski:
What happens when I cut oil prices , dose it get sold faster if it under cuts the currant $300, a barrel ?


The lowest price will be displayed first so it will sell before the higher priced oil once it hits the market. Price has no impact on how long goods take to get to the market.

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Nov 15th 2019, 5:49:04

Its random between a min and max time govs dont have any impact.

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Nov 15th 2019, 0:03:06

Originally posted by Mr Gainsboro:
Pang, look at the news of #136 and #514. That is the fluffing problem with this game, how can you be so fluffing retarded that you don't see it?



Playing Devil's advocate here.

Pang is saying there needs to be an element of personal responsibility. How many of those countries had more than token defence in the areas they got hit? Im not talking 50%+ SDI or 5mil turrets here. Less than 10% SDI less than 1mil turrets less than 100k tanks.

Your point is completely valid - Im just playing Devil's advocate.

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Nov 14th 2019, 6:49:59

Just confirming that if Clan GDI is in place are untagged countries are still open season (ie bots)? If this is not the case the I really dont see the community going for it as a whole.

The 48 hour dec war means that blindsiding is far less effective and the defenders have 48 hours to either pre-empt the FS or get ready to wall/CS.

Please make the MMRs high enough that people require more defence than just prayer (which some players still rely on).

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Nov 10th 2019, 2:14:36

Originally posted by Drow:
or, adjust the percentage on offensive alliances, so instead of getting 25% per ally from your allies to a max of double your military, make it 10-15% to a max of 50% of your military.


That wont stop suiciders - many are lone wolves. Some aren't but many are so they generally won't have offence allies.

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Nov 9th 2019, 23:58:23

Originally posted by Drow:
Literally everything he wants, constantly, is to completely remove any element of risk from the game. So yeah, sand box netting without fear of retaliation.
heaven forbid you might need to run some defence, heaven forbid that landgrabbing someone might come with consequences, if you're a small country, tough fluff you either take the hit and like it, or wreck the entire rest of your reset to MAYBE be successful at retaliating. that's LITERALLY what he proposes nonstop


Drow I agree completely with your point about having to actually run defence. There is a problem - a 5 minute a day techer can easily stock enough to make defending against it near impossible.

I actually dont oppose the idea of someone spending a whole reset just to get revenge. If you want to spend 2 months on a country with the sole purpose of taking down a single player then that is their choice. Some players need to get a kick in the ass to remind them that they are not infallible or more important than other players. The situation is such that a single player can screw over a number of netting resets even if those players are acceptable defence levels. Once that player is killed, the restart bonus means they can carry on for 3 restarts and inflict significant damage. Having been on the side the half-assed suicider it certainly can be entertaining...... but the mechanics of the game are unfairly weighted towards the suicider.

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Nov 9th 2019, 21:39:12

A 7-tap usually equals death.


And wtf are you 7-tapping a country for? plenty of bot land out there

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Nov 8th 2019, 6:54:19

Originally posted by Drow:
Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Originally posted by Drow:
I don't neccessarily think the mods SHOULD do something about suiciders. As I say, they're a part of the game, and it's on the members of alliances to make themselves as unattractive as possible a target.
I also don't see someone PS'ing a land fat, defence extra thin target once or twice a suicide.
I also believe that if you farm fluff out of someone, as a member of alliance, and they turn around and turn you into a parking lot, that that is ALSO your own fault.
In short, don't be a fluff.


I agree and by the same token they shouldn't be rewarded with a ridiculously off balance restart bonus that simply allows them to immediately come back and do their shenanigans.


Situational. If an alliance killed someone as a "suicider" for PS'ing one of their members once or twice who had no def, then by all means I believe they SHOULD be able to bounce back and give them some shenanigans in return, otherwise, you're effectively encouraging people to play with no defence for example.


Which is what happens nowadays. Maybe some of us just outdated. The levels of defense relied on by some players is little more than prayer.

Onthe other hand.

The game is weighted to the attacker - in reality a 5- minute a day techer can stock enough to screw multiple countries through farming, missiles or AB/BR, even if they had good defence levels. It's a balancing act. The proposed GDI looks like it won't kick in unless minimum defence levels are maintained.

The shennanigans a few resets ago is an example of ridiculous the restart bonus is as well.

Edited By: trumpoz on Nov 8th 2019, 6:58:46

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Nov 7th 2019, 21:49:55

Originally posted by archaic:
Yep, having lots of defense just makes you fluffty at netting, it doesn't really protect you all that much.

TAN and I both suicides Laf very much for political reasons when Eugene and Candy were both very public about their desire to drive PDM off of the server. It wasn't the result of any particular attack or spy-op, it was retaliation for a year long campaign of aggression.

Griefing is different, it's when certain fluffters like the one that keeps spamming this thread deliberately ruin the play experience for random players because they derive entertainment from destroying other people's work.

I know the difference between political game play motivated terrorism and griefing, but I'm not sure I trust the dev team or mods to be able to interpret that distinction.

Get rid of the restart bonus, it was a horrible idea- let it die. That will go a long way towards limiting the damage griefers are able to do.


Restart bonus needs to go - 1 half-assed country can generate enough to go on 3-4 topfeeding runs before running out of steam. There will always be players in alliances that are slow to get the message to def up, are away or just run the gauntlet if someone goes after them.


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Nov 5th 2019, 2:34:40

Originally posted by Gerdler:
Trumpoz the screenshot I saw of that suicider being allied to a LaFer was a proposed pact by the suicider to LaF.

We had nothing to gain from suiciding you on your reunion set, you didnt pose even the slightest threat at taking top ranks and we had so many friends within LCN that set, many of whom joined LaF afterwards.

If that screenshot I saw is the only thing you have this story is either just a missunderstanding or pure manufactured bullfluff. Those countries were never allies and Ashe who played that LaF country that got a proposed pact sent to it explained that and I explained that at numerous occasions.

Repeat a lie enough and it will become the truth I guess.


It became very apparent with you guys that it was pointless to negotiate even when additional evidence came to our hands. You guys don't take responsibility for anything. I'm sure Hash enjoyed seeing his beast of a techer lose 60k acres in 90 seconds the following set because of that.

Keep telling yourself and everyone else that you are always right. You talent for doing that is even better than your prodigious netting skills.

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Nov 5th 2019, 1:29:45

How many countries hit LaF last set?

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Nov 5th 2019, 1:27:58

LaF being allied to suiciders is nothing new.

Happened during the LCN reunion reset. The guy who farmed us had off allies in LaF. It is also completely possible that LaF leadership or even the off ally did not know of this guys intention.

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Nov 1st 2019, 22:35:38


Originally posted by Mr Gainsboro:
Originally posted by Pang:
Making the mods decide what is/isn't worthy of being action-worthy, rolling back suicider actions, etc is not something we want to make mods handle.

It's not fair to put that on them as they have a lot on their plate already and I KNOW there will be a lot of complaints.


I guess its just easier to ignore the problem then. Every game that i have played except this one deals with people that suicide, grief, behave badly. Why is that kind of behavior encouraged here?


For the sake of argument. Read the blurb for the game - it states (words to the effect of) 'execute attack strategies to relieve your enemies of land and resources'. Arent countries that you call suiciders or griefers doing precisely that? Are they not making the most of the game mechanics to their advantage?

Just me playing devil's advocate.

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Oct 31st 2019, 20:47:45

Originally posted by mdevol:
or just carry defense. this is earth empires. you think if cuba wanted to suicide on mexico they could do some serious damage before getting obliterated.

this is a simulation game. this fluff happens. deal with it.

perhaps have better PR?


That's far too much effort and increases per turn expenses.
You can't win if your expenses are high.

(please note my sarcasm)

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Oct 29th 2019, 11:44:13

Kahuna - being a douchebag on the boards tends to put a target on your back. There are people who play 'for the good of the server' and will keep players busy so the rest of the server. Whatever my thoughts on that approach it is quite possible it is one of those people and not someone posting on this thread.

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Oct 29th 2019, 11:41:46

Originally posted by sfbob:
Ok I get you want to stick up for your friend and good luck to him as a new player, maybe he'll learn not to play like an ass one day. #feartherainbow


Maj 1 isnt a new player. Many instances of Ratski and Maj 1 hitting the same as a 'coincidence' lowering the chance of both of them being retalled. Im surprised Ratski is allowed to play anymore.

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Oct 28th 2019, 8:19:48

Originally posted by GeneralofRome:
Stop selling so fluffing low...like wtf


Because supply and demand is just a stupid theoretical idea with no basis in fact. .......

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Oct 27th 2019, 19:50:44

If Alliance A (war tag) wants to prod Alliance B (netting tag) in to a war..... its pretty easy under the proposed GDI.

All members of Allliance A declacre war on the biggest 10-15 players in Alliance B (so 2-3 per target in Alliance B). Farm, cripple and wait for the response.

Alliance A will be fully war-prepped and able to absorb a CS or the following set Alliance B will want revenge.

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Oct 27th 2019, 7:48:00

Originally posted by Tigress:
when to start land grabbing depends on a few variables

can you get better land by exploring or thru land grabbing

early on you probably will not have any noticeable amounts of mil-strat tech so not really a factor.


It also depends on strat and if you play out front or play from back by saving turns. Depends on play style. If you look at what the top players do, CX usually explores to just under 4k as an indy and plays from behind. Ebert last reset spent a surprisingly large amount of turns grabbing but it also meant that he was at stocking acreage earlier in terms of time (friday morning gametime) which can make a difference on tech prices you can catch. He also ended with 50mil + so it obviously worked.

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Oct 25th 2019, 22:25:14

Originally posted by CX LaE:
Normally it's not THIS bad. There are some people out just SSing EVERYTHING this round.


As opposed to last set where I grabbed 16k(ish) in 29 grabs...... and your grabbing was just insane CX

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Oct 25th 2019, 22:20:48

#13 and #97 must be Ratski' 'friends'

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Oct 24th 2019, 9:15:39

Originally posted by Hellrush:


4. If you haven’t spied the country before hitting your a plain idiot because I am sure you over sent to break.


Not really - with a country aiming for 200k + the SPAL needed to grab bots is prohibitively expensive for netters. It is relatively easy to estimate break using networth. It also means that turns are not used for spy ops and solely for grabbing/building.

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Oct 24th 2019, 9:02:34

makes war more difficult than it needs to be

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Oct 21st 2019, 11:57:55

Originally posted by Tigress:
Originally posted by M59Gar:
I was Test Country Do Not Attack, and fortunately few did. However, this being my best set so far in express, I have no idea how anyone can get 50 mil+ networth. I literally have no idea what people are doing to achieve what - 10-20 billion dollars worth of military?.


fully theoretical

1,830 regular turns
20 voting bonus turns
30 login bonus turns
6 post bonus turns
1,886 total reset turns
222 CS -- as a theo
85 build per turn
70 land grabs
21,250 land goal
250 buiding turns
222 cs turns - theo
140 land grab turns
612 total turns

1,274 remaining turns -- must be fully built by turn 612
222 cs land
528 indies -- for spies
20,500 labs
6,850 tech per turn -- not sure if accurate old formula ** see below
4,682 sell-able @ 4 sales per day
2,554 sell price -- an average price across the entire reset
11,957,828 dollars per turn
15,234,272,872 dollars for reset -- this would mean selling all sell-able tech from every turn
225 conversion to net divisor -- can be lower
67,707,879 total net

** 0.34*labs*(1-(1-labs/land)/2)+3


The fully theoretical doesnt take in to account turns needed to generate income whilst growing. Last set I got to 19.5k by turn 930 and probably should have gone higher than 42mil as I made a few mistakes along the way.

Im assuming ebert et al are making good money manipulating the market to have high priced tech on sale when bots are buying up. There is money to be made manipulating oil and bushel during peak playing times.

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Oct 20th 2019, 9:35:53

Originally posted by Kahuna:
Ok KoH...😑 and this is the United States of America and the 1st amendment grants me freedom of speech so I can talk shid to you or anyone one else on this thread lol.Atticus Rex shut your weak az up, you do a little too much pretending you wont say fluff to me nor look at me if you to see me, you would crap your pants at the sight of me. Tf up youre too obsessed with az fluffing guys too go walk onto oncoming traffic.. Play next set puh c boi. I ll war you or C....I would net on express but everytime I try I get to fighting or suicided or ABed idk why but I do... Remember also youre critizing my country after your ABed me so ya..I really dont feel like netting after this set but I ll try.


My eyes hurt reading this - reminds me never to look at these threads

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Oct 20th 2019, 9:33:48

ooooh this looks to be a different moron to the missile suicider.

Join GDI next time - random missiles, attackes etc can't happen that way. Many of us learned that the hard way.

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Oct 14th 2019, 4:18:39

Originally posted by Lord Slayer:
Originally posted by trumpoz:
Originally posted by beerdrinker75:
Congrats trumpoz


Thanks Ashe.

On another note it seems ratski got purpled......

So does this mean he is banned?


Who's ratski?

Just asking as an intersted party.


Ratski is an avid exponent of the rainbow - was threatened by Primeval a while ago that if he got purpled again there was a ban coming.

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Oct 14th 2019, 0:47:01

Originally posted by SuperFly:
CX would have done well but griefers gonna grief.

Dianabol (#14) I see you....


I saw your fireworks. Another good commie gone.

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Oct 14th 2019, 0:46:37

Originally posted by CX LaE:
Grats trumpoz.

For those interested, I was 31kA fully built w good tech levels by turn 1040.


That's insane CX. I was 19.5k at turn 940 and was happy.

What bpt - 80ish?

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Oct 14th 2019, 0:31:41

Originally posted by beerdrinker75:
Congrats trumpoz


Thanks Ashe.

On another note it seems ratski got purpled......

So does this mean he is banned?