Blitz Tournament 0013

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1776 days, 14 hours, 59 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Due to popular demand, a new blitz tournament has been opened for joining. Good luck to all applicants.
1775 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes ago
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jobo
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I'm in... now I just need a tactic to take out the feds ;)

Regards
1775 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes ago
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thin lizzy
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i think many will like this -  but where can you join?
1775 days, 22 hours, 1 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Well, I apologize if I made the link a bit obscure. All details, including regulations, are at the link above.
1775 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes ago
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kokunai
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I would like to join.  Should I go to place on your site to join or just post in here I want in and you'll handle the rest?
1775 days, 20 hours, 21 minutes ago
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jomiii
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How I can  join? I click on the link but I don't see where I could join...
1775 days, 19 hours, 0 minutes ago
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turssi
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I am in.
1775 days, 18 hours, 56 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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A simple post here is fine to request to join.
1775 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes ago
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pgaige
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I'm in.  Still unclear how to join/register.
1775 days, 18 hours, 51 minutes ago
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mycroft
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I'd be willing to opt in,
1775 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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I'm in
1775 days, 0 hours, 1 minutes ago
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jomiii
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Okis, if I can I want privateers!
1774 days, 23 hours, 57 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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The tournament rules state that you can pick your race for each game. Presumably that's done independently of the  opponent, and you're both stuck with that race for the entire best of three round.
1771 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes ago
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kokunai
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So, am I correct to assume that players will be choosing a race each new game they start?
1771 days, 21 hours, 2 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Yes. I clarified the regulations so that, unlike the previous tournament, players can choose any race at the start of each game, including in the middle of a pairing.

I also offer a randomization utility in case any player is unsure of what to pick at any time or that actually want to have fun playing this tournament (or a fraction thereof) as "random".
1771 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes ago
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kokunai
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I was shamelessly bumping more than asking the question
1771 days, 3 hours, 52 minutes ago
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gymfrog
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I am in.   Let me know who wants to be destroyed....
1771 days, 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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I'm in!

1771 days, 0 hours, 29 minutes ago
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warthog44
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im in

1770 days, 23 hours, 21 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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All applications accepted. Only 5 spots remain!
1770 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes ago
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jomiii
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One (Little) question: how many turns at day/at week/at month/at century?
I write "century" because there are a player especially slow. I played a lot of Blitz games vs him Always the same person... I don't know what's the reason (malediction?)
I think planets it's a game for enjoy quietly, but not eternal!
1770 days, 22 hours, 18 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Blitz games normally run at least daily.
1770 days, 20 hours, 25 minutes ago
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calbasi
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I'd like join the tournement... With the randomize race option ON ;-)

Ps: what does "Players must disclose the IDs of each game or they may be disqualified for lack of contact" mean? (I've never played a blitz game
1770 days, 20 hours, 20 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Each game hosted on Nu contains an Identification Number (ID). I must know those numbers so that I can monitor progress and verify game outcomes. Good luck playing as "random".

By contacting me with those numbers, I can verify that a particular game of a pairing has been setup and possibly started. If I receive no contact from either player in a timely manner regarding this, I can disqualify both and grant the player that would be battling this pairing's winner a bye.
1770 days, 20 hours, 14 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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@calbasi: that would actually be a very nice twist for the game - if the races would all the time be random!

I vote for this :)

1770 days, 19 hours, 32 minutes ago
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calbasi
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@challengespaceyard OK ;-)
@ jkovalainen Randon option is fun, and vgaplanets is only a game ;-)
1770 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes ago
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turssi
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I vote for obligatory randomizer as well!
1770 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes ago
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crackpot
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I'm in (if there's still space).
1770 days, 18 hours, 11 minutes ago
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mycroft
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Before we do get started, I want to make sure you are aware of the 2 custom game victory options. 

One is owning 50% of the total owned planets. So if player 1 owns 8 planets and player 2 owns 4. However player 2 has 70% of the military score. Player one will win in 5 turns. SO if player 1 was crystal's and player 2 was the privs, it would be very difficult to overturn that situation.

the other is having 65% of the military score. Which a colony player vs a torp race could just build 2-3 gemini's and chuck them full of fighters and win ridiculously fast.
1770 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Applied. Only 3 spots remain!

About the victory conditions: True blitz games use a 90% military score condition, and this tournament will follow these specifications.
1770 days, 16 hours, 58 minutes ago
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calbasi
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@mycroft : where are stablished the victory conditions?
1770 days, 13 hours, 54 minutes ago
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vase
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sign me up
1770 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Done. Only 2 spots remain!!
1770 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes ago
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thrawn
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Count me in
1770 days, 13 hours, 8 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Great! Just... one... more... application!
1770 days, 12 hours, 13 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
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Count me in.
1770 days, 11 hours, 27 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Guess what? With all slots full, I have successfully laid out the bracket. The tournament has officially been started! Good luck, all participants!  

For your convenience, the current bracket may be located at the same page where the regulations are posted.
1769 days, 22 hours, 45 minutes ago
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emork the lizard king
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Have fun! I hope I can join next time.
1769 days, 21 hours, 28 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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how can I find curtistheiii to schedule our games - haven't seen him posting anything here.

1769 days, 21 hours, 12 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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He actually sent me a PM when he applied. Here is his profile link.
1769 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes ago
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jomiii
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Find people???
I have to find my adversary???
And then?

I send him (Crackpot) a msg but I thought that it was automatically in the Challenger web...
1769 days, 21 hours, 5 minutes ago
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turssi
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Last time around, one of the players created the game, sent the link to the admin + the adversary and then it was game on.
1769 days, 21 hours, 2 minutes ago
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jomiii
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But I can't begin a new Blitzgame because I have 2 games started before the Blitz Tournament!!!!
8-(

What can I do?
1769 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
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jomiii
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To find the other player: www.google.com & then write: "planets.nu/ thenameoftheopponent"
1769 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
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jomiii
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To  find the other player: www.google.com & then write: "planets.nu/ thenameoftheopponent"
1769 days, 20 hours, 56 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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I just clarified the bracket by aligning the names to the right. I don't yet have an automatic profile facility. Maybe I can implement this in the image map...

Update: Profile links are now embedded into the image map.
1769 days, 17 hours, 35 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Turssi and CS, here is the link to our first game:
http://planets.nu/games/33164

Good luck, should be a lot of fun!
1769 days, 17 hours, 32 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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By the way, I don't know if everyone agrees but I think it would be nice if we make all the games public and don't delete them immediately after completion so more inexperienced players (such as myself) can learn from others.
1769 days, 16 hours, 41 minutes ago
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turssi
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OK, I joined the game just to stop anyone else wondering in. I'll be traveling this week, so maybe just one or two turns per day for me. At least until weekend!

EDIT: Also I remember myself and jobo from the last tournament, but who is the 3rd returning player?
1769 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Turssi reported this:

"In blitz games you see the race of the 2nd player by just looking at the game overview where it states who joined and as which race.

The race of the 1st player can then be checked by selecting a primary enemy on the LDSF: the only race available is the race of your opponent.

E.g.: In our blitz tournament game you are the Feds."

This is partly why in the previous tournament, I believe, eraulli suggested everyone is locked into a race that's declared to the tournament organizer. To ensure that both parties have the same information, I suggest that after starting a game, the first player not click turn ready so that he has the opportunity to check the second player's race.

p.s. the third returning player is me
1769 days, 16 hours, 8 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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I just verified these bugs, and reported them, plus one more. I also added a feature request/bug report hybrid as well.
1769 days, 12 hours, 42 minutes ago
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valhalla
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sign me up
1769 days, 12 hours, 27 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Unfortunately, valhalla, there is now no room to accept applications. Applications came in very fast, and the last application arrived about 23 hours faster than the previous tournament.
1769 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes ago
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thrawn
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Whats the rule for posting the Blitz game. I sent my opponent a message with the game number to his profile. Is that all that is required?
1769 days, 11 hours, 43 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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It's nice, but it is not enough. I also need the number, so as to verify the progress and outcome of the game.
1769 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
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calbasi
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About @turssi request: which is turn periodicity? daily? 3turn/week? I think tha rules must be the same for all the players

About @coldsteel stuff. I choose randomize my race, but I don't want my opponent know previosly whitch is. I suggest, like @coldsteel, players tell previosly to @challengespaceyard the race  they choose for next game, and when @challengespaceyard has both info, from 2 players, he publish here and Blizt game starts... (I don't know haw randomizer utility could integrate in this scheme)

Regards
 
1769 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes ago
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turssi
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I don't see it as a bug if we can see the race of the opponent AFTER both players have done their selection.

@calbasi: Blitz games run host every 24 hours, so that's the minimum.

@coldsteel: Press turn ready so I can destroy you with my massive baseships and minefield advantage!
1769 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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link to 1st game between myself & curthistheiii:

http://planets.nu/games/33195

1768 days, 18 hours, 45 minutes ago
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jomiii
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Crakpot & I, we are playing the first game
This is the link: http://planets.nu/games/33155
1768 days, 18 hours, 1 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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win conditions say that game ends if one player misses a turn. My opponent dropped, does that mean the game is over or not? :)

1768 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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A drop like that usually indicates a concede. Therefore, you already won the first game of the first round. Win the second game, and you'll advance to the second round.

Also. The description has not been updated to reflect the not so recent changes to the blitz games.
1768 days, 17 hours, 35 minutes ago
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turssi
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At least I wasn't the first one to lose a leg :-)
1768 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes ago
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curtistheiii
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thats mean :( that was my first blitz game ever i felt like i got screwed crystals just mined up everywhere... Is it just me or is that matchup just awefull
1768 days, 11 hours, 3 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Yeah, the colonies are not very well suited to take on the crystals in a blitz game. Unless you know exactly what you're doing I would say avoid these races when picking:
- Empire
- Rebels
- Colonies
- Borg
- Privateers

Also, you're playing the best-seeded player in the tournament so don't be discouraged.
1768 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago
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curtistheiii
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ha so in other words i should just pack my bags huh haha
1768 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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wow, i'm the #1 seed? OK maybe based on normal game scores but definitely not 1on1 blitz games :) so I guess everyone's out to get me?

1768 days, 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Yup, you're #1 so that means you will probably get lowest seeded adversaries throughout. That makes it easier for you.
1768 days, 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
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warthog44
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Yellowbrick and i are on 13151 dang webmines

1768 days, 1 hours, 58 minutes ago
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mycroft
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Challenge/Kokunai, someone else joined in the blitz game I'll have to male a different game and complete this one. I still have my other blitz slot empty.
1768 days, 1 hours, 57 minutes ago
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mycroft
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Challenge/Kokunai, someone else joined in the blitz game I'll have to male a different game and complete this one. I still have my other blitz slot empty.
1767 days, 23 hours, 33 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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"... #1 seed?"

Since there is currently no blitz ladder, the best I could immediately gather information was from the epic leaderboards. From what I see, I may have to require an established rank in future tournament(s), or even propose a split tournament, where beginners can go in one branch while more experienced players go in another branch.

I've also voided Game #33241.
1767 days, 23 hours, 29 minutes ago
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jobo
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Vase and I finished our first game, and we will start the next shortly.

details on the old game

http://planets.nu/games/33132

Do anyone know if you can change race during the match, or if you are stuck with your original choice?

edit: nevermind, just noticed that it is indeed allowed.... now what will Vase think that I will pick for the next game, and what will that make him pick... oh my.
1767 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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the race selection is a serious case of rock-paper-scissors, eh? :)

1767 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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or rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock, even.
1767 days, 23 hours, 7 minutes ago
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gymfrog
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Spock would lose in this instance, since the Vulcans are a peaceful race.  (and of course their homeworld got blown up in the "re-boot"
1767 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes ago
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ryndieum
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I am in, absolutely. 
1767 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes ago
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kokunai
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@mycroft


I created one so join up whenever.
1767 days, 20 hours, 25 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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me vs curtistheiii round 2:

http://planets.nu/games/33238

1767 days, 18 hours, 19 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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2-0

got even a nice visiting meteor (flying rock, not the blockade runner) to my HW turn 5, but that didn't stop the wheels in motion:)

@curthistheiii as coldsteel pointed out don't be discouraged, you'll learn the quirks of the game only by playing and I had a little more games behind me than you.

1767 days, 18 hours, 2 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
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Me VS warthog44
Round 1
http://planets.nu/games/33151

1-0 for me.
1767 days, 17 hours, 56 minutes ago
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warthog44
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warthog loses to yellowbrick 0-1 good game never could beat those webs game #3

3151

1767 days, 17 hours, 51 minutes ago
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warthog44
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if you lose your out right?

1767 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
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It's best of 3, so come join me for round 2 at:

#33282
http://planets.nu/games/33282

Talking to you, Warthog44.
1767 days, 14 hours, 59 minutes ago
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turssi
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@JKovalainen: Nice Privateer action in your 2nd game
1767 days, 10 hours, 38 minutes ago
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larry mccarthy
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I would like to join the Blitz
1767 days, 10 hours, 25 minutes ago
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calbasi
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@challengespaceyard To select players experimented and not experimented, you could close the player cue when there are, for example, 16 players and then order tehm into 2 groups, one for more experimented (take achiviments for it), and one for newbies.
1767 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes ago
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calbasi
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@pgaige : I've set up a game, could you join it?

http://planets.nu/games/33288

Regards
1767 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes ago
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calbasi
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@turssi I've seen you can edit Blizt games to set different periodicity ;-)
1767 days, 9 hours, 42 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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@calbasi: I could split it into the novice (Lt. and under) and expert (Lt.-Commander and above) branches in the next tournament. It looks like I also need to make the overall tournament size bigger.

Unlike the previous tournament, this tournament's slots filled up nearly day faster, and 2/3 more applications came in after tournament was filled.
1767 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes ago
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pgaige
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calbasi.  the game you set up seems to have an error.  Not sure why, but that's what it tells me when i click on it.
1767 days, 9 hours, 26 minutes ago
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calbasi
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@challengespaceyard Mixt newbies with experimented players is not the best choice, because the drops

@pgaige I've set up a second game (We could consider it our second round) http://planets.nu/games/33290 The turns run S_T_T_S (like the other one).

I suggest play it and, meanwhile, wait and see if problems with first game will solve ;-) What do you think about?
1767 days, 9 hours, 23 minutes ago
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pgaige
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joined.  im fine with playing both at once.  hopefully the problems resolve themselves?  if not, go ahead and delete the game and restart at your discretion.
1767 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes ago
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calbasi
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@pgaige: it seems the second game has the same bug. I've opened a bug report at http://planets.nu/discussion/errors-in-blizt-games-parsererror-syntaxerror-unexpected-token

Could you open a Blizt game? (we could forget these 2 previous games, and let them to vgaplanets.nu staff for testing...

Regards
1767 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes ago
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warthog44
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I'll be right there My apollogies I left for work when i lost gtg for the morning to Start

 game 2

1766 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes ago
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rcutus
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I would like in
1766 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes ago
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jomiii
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The 1st game: Crackpot vs JomIII is finished. 0-1, I win

Thanks Crackpot

Next game!



33155: 1 on 1 Blitz (FINISHED)

Status: Finished
Difficulty Multiplier: 1.06
Win Condition: 0
Total Planets: 500
Max Allies: 1
Turn: 40
Host Days: SMTWTFS
Host Time: 22:00
Discussion: 1 on 1 Blitz

Description: This is a 1 on 1 blitz game. This game will end when a player resigns, a player misses a turn or one player has 90% military score.

PlayerRaceRankPlanetsMilitaryStatusMissedActions
1Premium MembercrackpotThe Crystal Confederation279.58%Not ready yet0(view)
2Premium MemberjomiiiThe Privateer Bands11190.42%Not ready yet0(view)
1766 days, 20 hours, 22 minutes ago
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jomiii
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CrackPot vs JomIII
The first game was create by Crackpot
It's my turn to create the 2nd game

The 2nd round has starded: http://planets.nu/games/33318

Good luck Crack!
1766 days, 15 hours, 11 minutes ago
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turssi
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I lost the first leg against coldsteel after 26 turns.

@coldsteel: Create the next game when you feel like it.
1766 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Good game, Turssi! I'm busy until the weekend, so if it's okay with you I'll create it then.
1765 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes ago
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jomiii
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1765 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes ago
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jomiii
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1765 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes ago
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jomiii
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1765 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes ago
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jomiii
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right  now  I  am  part  of a  special  menu  for  some"undesirable" lizards in  command  of Crackpot...hehehe
I'll put me some salton top...
1765 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes ago
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jomiii
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Crackpot wins the 2nd round!  0-1
Too much T-Rex hehehe!
1765 days, 17 hours, 48 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Turssi, here's our second game:
http://planets.nu/games/33383
1765 days, 17 hours, 38 minutes ago
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turssi
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Thanx coldsteel, I'm in!
1765 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
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2-0 for Yellowbrick

Good games Warthogg.

Here is the record of game #2 
http://planets.nu/games/33282
1765 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes ago
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warthog44
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Good game I never seemed to recover once your webs are down at least i stole  some rubies lol

yellowbrick 2 -warthog44 -0 thanks ill be  in better next time

1765 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes ago
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larry mccarthy
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I tried to join thr contest. No one ever got back to me.

1765 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes ago
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turssi
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@larry: You should sue the galactic council!
1764 days, 21 hours, 43 minutes ago
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jomiii
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Hello Larry!
I think the entrance of  new players is closed
It was for the first 16 players
Talk with: challengespaceyard
1764 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes ago
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turssi
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I took a beating from coldsteel in the 2nd leg as well! Both games took 24 turns. So coldsteel moves forward (2:0) to the next matchup!

In the first game I burned down my HW by 3rd turn by taxing at -60 happines two turns in a row.

In the second game I managed to do the same thing, but only after building six Loki's trying a strategy I must have invented while drunk!

Anyway, good games and the 2nd one I managed to fight until 0 ships and 0 planets were left :-)
1764 days, 20 hours, 21 minutes ago
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jomiii
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Hi Turssi!
The tax rate problem in HW in a Blitzgame is demolishing
It happened to me (2 turns with -60 happiness) and I don't recover. Not in this tournament
Did you play drunk? hehehe good strategy... imagine if you win
Nice tournament!

1764 days, 20 hours, 18 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Good games, Turssi! But yeah, I don't know what you were trying to do with those Lokis... when I saw 3 Lokis in a pack I thought I was seeing things.
1764 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
With mark8 torps they are a cost efficient ship against mark4 missouris or nebulas or something like that.

I ran that in the VCR and then started building them. Only with mark7s. And you didn't have any mark4 torp ships! So no luck.

EDIT: Also when you get down to 0 planets and ships you receive a special message: "Your empire in VGA Planets game 33383: 1 on 1 Blitz has been destroyed. You have been removed from the game. Better luck next game!". So at least that was nice.
1764 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
..could be worse..  Jomii & I are 1 vs 1 and in the final game he just took out my HW in a rather bold move.. it's gonna be difficult from here on in :)
1764 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
never  assume  that  a  lizard  is  dead,  even  when  you've  broken  your SB...hehehe
It's  a  nice  game  Crackpot,  I hope  finally  well  to  me...
1763 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Vase beat me in our second game, so we'll do a 3rd one to decide who moves on ;)

http://planets.nu/games/33269

1763 days, 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
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vase
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Great game dude.  I'm sure the last match will be glorious.
1763 days, 6 hours, 47 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@pgaige I've started another game, I hope it has no problems... Please, forget the previois buggy two and join it : http://planets.nu/games/33530
1761 days, 13 hours, 16 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply

Great Games Gymfrog

I dont know how to post the winner of the round it was Thrawn 2 (w) - 0 (l).

1761 days, 11 hours, 58 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
May I request the ID number of the second game, which I evidently never received.
1761 days, 11 hours, 1 minutes ago
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thrawn
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
33409 sorry. Did you get the first game?
1761 days, 10 hours, 54 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hmm... I must have misread the above post (I thought it was a 2-1). I got both IDs, now.

That is already half of the pairings resolved.
1761 days, 10 hours, 9 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Vase and I finished the last game, 2-1 in my court. Bring the next contentent.

http://planets.nu/games/33488

Regards
1761 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I have no news of @pgaige. I think he is missing... If that is true, could @challengespaceyard assign me another counterpart?? He could join this game: http://planets.nu/games/33530
Regards
1761 days, 3 hours, 38 minutes ago
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kokunai
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
1st game Mycroft won.

2nd Game here.

http://planets.nu/games/33679
1761 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@calbasi: I can't seem to contact pgaige, either. If I receive no response within the next 24 hours, I'm disqualifying him and, to help keep this tournament moving, pairing you up with the winner of 1 vs 16, jkovalainen.
1760 days, 21 hours, 9 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
While I remember (and before I delete the older games):

1st game: http://planets.nu/games/33155 - Jomii wins
2nd game: http://planets.nu/games/33318 - Crackpot wins
3rd game: http://planets.nu/games/33385 - Ongoing......
1760 days, 17 hours, 57 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Nice. I got those IDs logged too.
1759 days, 23 hours, 5 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@calbasi: I received no word from pgaige within the 24 hour window, so I've disqualified him. You have been granted a "bye" into the second round.
1759 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
bring it on!
1759 days, 21 hours, 33 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Just so all remaining players know, many blitz-related bugs have been fixed.
  • The military score is now hidden on the very first turn of a game.
  • Game log should no longer spoil away the race that the second player joins a private blitz game as. Does not affect blitz games that have already been started.
  • You can no longer use the primary enemy setting to determine the race your opponent has picked.
  • Race icons are no longer visible in the diplomacy section on the first turn of a game.
  • Game layout was accidentally broken as new features were released. It is fixed now.
1759 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes ago
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jomiii
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Well, Crackpot (Lizard) is near the final

I was closer to the victory: in th 10 turn!!!. But in these moment I only had 2 meteors... only 2

The combination of T-Rex + Loki + Hiss mission (I underestimated it) + 150 % of damage...
In a Blitz game (1 on 1), play with Privateers have the handicap than I cannot Rob another races

Congratulations to Crackpot (very good player) for the game!
Interestingly,hard fought andexciting
Good luck Crack
1759 days, 21 hours, 2 minutes ago
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1759 days, 20 hours, 55 minutes ago
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1759 days, 12 hours, 22 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
You played 79 turns and accumulated 90 PPs? This is pretty epic!
1759 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen Could you join our first round: http://planets.nu/games/33909
1758 days, 22 hours, 24 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Is this a bug, just got sent my first 2nd round game http://planets.nu/games/33917

..but it shows me as Lizards .. I want to pick my race so wont click Join until I know it won't force me to be a lizard .. and is it showing  jobo as a Fascist .. seems wrong & wasn't like my first round match.
1758 days, 22 hours, 21 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Seems like a buggy game. I've deleted it and created a new one. Come join

http://planets.nu/games/33928

Regards
1758 days, 22 hours, 18 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Ick! the new game broke as well. Never seen this happen before.

Could you try and create a game, and then I will join.

Regards
1758 days, 21 hours, 56 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've been trying to setup a blitz private game and have been having the same problem for the last few days...
1758 days, 21 hours, 43 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
It looks like Joshua accidentally created a bug trying to fix several others. I've reported this new bug at the feedback system.
1757 days, 23 hours, 26 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@Jobo - I created a new blitz game & it's doing the same .. so will need to wait until its fixed before we kick off our round.
1757 days, 23 hours, 1 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Due to the scope of the bug, this tournament is temporarily on hold until the bug gets fixed.
1757 days, 22 hours, 26 minutes ago
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mycroft
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Will this nullify the game me and Kokunai already have in progress? I would rather it persist, but if it needs done I won't complain.
1757 days, 22 hours, 16 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
No. You can finish your game, mycroft, as it was made before the bug was introduced. The bug only affects new private blitz games.
1755 days, 13 hours, 19 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
http://planets.nu/games/33679

I guess this concludes Round 1. 

Mycroft - 2 ~ Kokunai - 0

Great games Kokunai, you almost had me there on the second one! didn't expect to see your ships with MK 7 tubes!
1755 days, 12 hours, 28 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Yeah, it was a good one.  I tried but that last ship being damaged and I didn't notice took it out of cloak and let the planet kill it.  It was carrying colonists to take your worlds...but overall you prepped for the loss of your sb I didn't.  Well played.
1755 days, 12 hours, 28 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
What's the word on Blitz game being buggy?  Are we still on pause?
1755 days, 12 hours, 5 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
There is a bug that forces the second player to play as the Lizard Alliance. Therefore, a pause is still necessary because of the unnecessary restrictions this creates on blitz games and, as a result, the remainder of this tournament.
1754 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
By the way, I feel this pause adds dramatic impact to the tournament :) 

This way we have all completed the first round and we'll all start round 2 at the same time. 
1751 days, 23 hours, 14 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
so.... any news on the whole blitz issue?

Regards
1751 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Looks like the bug is still there at least as of last night. Vote up the bug report on the feedback page.
1751 days, 22 hours, 45 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I heard they got something bigger in the works...
1751 days, 15 hours, 39 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
It would be nice if the bug was fixed first though.
1750 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply

The bug has finally been fixed. Here's more information from the site itself:

Bug fixed! Tournament defrosted!
After receiving word that the private blitz bug has been fixed and verified the fix(es), it is now safe to defrost the tournament and get Round 2 going! Good luck, players.

Attention: This bug has been fixed only for new games! Existing games that were made prior to the bug fix still have traces of the bug and need to be deleted.
1750 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes ago
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joshua
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Sorry for the delay guys. Game on!

1750 days, 17 hours, 2 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Joined http://planets.nu/games/34560 but can't play it ... looks like there may still be a problem ?
1750 days, 16 hours, 54 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Yeah, here too. I create a game and it says error in game creation, administrator was informed. And then it actually it does create a Turn 0 game, but I can't join it -- it give an error parsing.
1749 days, 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
It seems like it works now. Thrawn, I made our first game here:

I'm going to suggest that you can veto the map on the first turn and ask me to make a new one. I already took the liberty of throwing out the first one I created because the map seemed unbalanced in my favour -- there were two clusters, one in which I had 11 planets and a second one in the opposite end that presumably had your HW but only 5 planets. 

p.s. now however the first player who creates the game no longer has unknown race listed so the second player has the benefit of knowing what the first player picked.... would be nice if it was listed as unknown as before.

1747 days, 10 hours, 54 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Thrawn and I completed game #1. Thrawn, here's game #2:
Let me know if this map is okay with you.

There's a bug that games aren't completed even when you reach 100% and since only 2 running games are permitted I will have to delete it after a while. CS let me know when I can delete it.
1747 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen: are you ready for our first round? http://planets.nu/games/34892
1746 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
A little question... should these Blitz games be anonymous ?   I can see that Calbasi has created the game as he's going the Borg .. so I know what races to play to beat him... Shouldn't this tournament be blind so you find out as you play?
1746 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
It seems that after the bug-fix the first player's race choice is no longer anonymous. I think that's a problem as the second player will know what the first player picked.
1746 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I feel some of Joshua's bug fixes were a bit questionable as well, but I have no control over how he fixes these bugs.

For the remaining players: I hope all of you can get the first game(s) of Round 2 set up soon. I'd rather not disqualify anyone from this round as I did in Round 1, if I can help it.
1746 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hey Mycroft,

Lets play.

http://planets.nu/games/34940
1746 days, 11 hours, 0 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Crackpot and I started, but it is taking longer than planned. Crackpot refuses to die like a good robot :(

http://planets.nu/games/34754

But he is down to one instrumentality against 4 vickies, so I'm hopeful

Regards
1745 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
We fight to the bitter end !! (well <10% fleet!)
1745 days, 20 hours, 52 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
so the games are on even though the bugs are not fully fixed?
1745 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
So there's two bugs right now
- first player's race choice is known by second player prior to picking race
- game doesn't end when victory condition is attained

As long as the first player doesn't mind his race choice being known, the second one can be worked around by informing CS when the victory conditions have been attained. 

By the way, there is what I would say an improvement as well. Now we start with one MDSF instead of one LDSF which makes the game less about luck in finding a native world faster than your opponent. 
1745 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Crackpot and my game finally finished with a win for me... we will start the next game after a well-deserved rest.

http://planets.nu/games/34754

76 turns of brutal slaughter, finally stranding crackpots fleet with no high-tech engines and what I assume is a fuelless wastedump (my old hw), and me with a starbase on his old homeworld ;)

1745 days, 18 hours, 8 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Yeah well played .. kinda funny that we took each others HW .. lol
1744 days, 21 hours, 58 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Thrawn and I completed our series. Here's the final result from game #2:

By the way, looks like the game-ending condition got fixed!
1742 days, 19 hours, 59 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Crackpot and I finished the second game, 2-0 to me, hurray!

http://planets.nu/games/35004

well, ok. He still has a LCC cloaked somewhere that I have to hunt down before the game ends for real, but still...
1742 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes ago
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crackpot
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
It was over your HW & just took a LDSF from you.. 

well played.. tough to play against the fascists in blitz .. 
1742 days, 18 hours, 16 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Jobo, do you want to wait until the other two rounds finish? I feel like a longer break would be nice before continuing.
1742 days, 15 hours, 34 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jobo and coldsteel: A break or an early series is fine with me, since the other pairings are still on their first game(s), and they are going slow (and the military scores are also close together)
1741 days, 23 hours, 4 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Sure. Let me know when we should blitz

Regards
1741 days, 23 hours, 4 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Sure. Let me know when we should blitz

Regards
1738 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes ago
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mycroft
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I'm resigning from Game 1, the system message of having to spend fuel to keep shields up in web mines isn't coming up. Caught me offguard 2 times during the game.  :(

Oh well, well played ;)
1738 days, 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
That's too bad.

Here is round 2.

http://planets.nu/games/35418
1733 days, 14 hours, 0 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Mycroft, there is a bug in our game.

My ruby #13 is sitting ontop of your nebula class cruiser, and it's telling me it's out of fuel, yet I can't tow it or see it.  I'm sorry, but I think this game is a scratch.

Unless you think you have some reason why I wouldn't be able to see or tow your ship.

Not being able to tow your ship makes this game unplayable.
1733 days, 4 hours, 15 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Just FYI yellowbrick. There is no bug. You are not over his ship, which is why you can't see it.

1733 days, 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
On top of that. Just because a ship got web-drained of its remaining fuel does not mean it cannot move.

If he anticipated a web drain would drain his very last fuel, then he could have attempted to move in such a manner to ensure that he could still move without burning any fuel. As far as I understand, a web-drain does not stop this trick, only triggering a web-mine does.
1733 days, 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
First off, thanks for looking into this Joshua.  Second off this is news to me.  So a ship that isn't moving, at warp 0, and who I have received a message saying has no fuel from the previous turn-- the very next turn can fly over 7 LY's away?

Please explain this ridiculous trick which nullifies the need for fuel.

Plus, is the web mine message telling me where the ship is that is out of fuel supposed to be inaccurate?  Does it tell me where he was last turn?  Because it tells me it's right on top of my ship.

All these things I have never seen before, please explain.
1733 days, 2 hours, 1 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
A ship without fuel (especially a light one) can move a few lightyears each turn.  It will then be reset to warp 0, so it will appear at warp 0.  If you are trying to capture it, you need to "intercept" the ship in your webmine field to make sure that you end the turn at the same location.  The next turn, you can then tow-cap it.
1733 days, 1 hours, 34 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
The "no fuel" coordinates is probably from when the ship originally was at, since drain is before movement. The maximum non-gravitonic distance without burning fuel, with Transwarp Drives, is:
ceil(100/floor(HullMass/10))

A ship that tries to go any farther than the computed result without fuel will fail to move at all.
1733 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
In the host settings there is an option as to whether or not ships can move without fuel. In Nu I've always seen this feature on.

It allows a ship to move a distance without fuel. Just like if you set warp one you can travel forever without burning fuel. Or with a fuel carrier with transwarps completely unladen can travel at warp 9 without burning fuel. There is a ratio that involves ship mass, engine, and speed to incorporate fuel burn. If you travel a given distance that wouldn't burn fuel due to the engine efficiency then you don't. Most ships can only move less then 10 ly's. 

So your going to have to use intercept to get to my ships. And you never know what random minefield or ship you could run into O_o 
1733 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Live and learn.

Maybe I'll just learn this time.
1732 days, 20 hours, 18 minutes ago
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mycroft
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
It's the little details that keep us alive in the end :)
1731 days, 12 hours, 0 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
jkovalainen win our first round. Next one: http://planets.nu/games/35859 Come on!
1730 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
game on!
1728 days, 18 hours, 47 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
calbasi, you are not playing are you?


1722 days, 3 hours, 59 minutes ago
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mycroft
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Even with my sneaky little tricks the Purple Wave took me :(

Good luck Yellowbrick! Win it for me :)
1707 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hey Jobo, do you want to get started? I created a game, so feel free to join whenever is good for you:

http://planets.nu/games/37242
1707 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've joined - let us see what I can do against the feds ;)

1704 days, 18 hours, 19 minutes ago
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dragongx3
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
hi
1704 days, 18 hours, 15 minutes ago
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awsomevol
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
hi
1700 days, 20 hours, 16 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Coldsteel, hurry up with your turn, otherwise you'll get dropped from the game, which would be a shame considering that whopping minefield you just dropped ;)
1699 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
So I've discovered there's a bug where I have 10 mk7 tubes at my SB that never disappear. I've been doing super-refits and they automatically get added to my starships. Right now, if I do a super-refit I don't even want these mk7s but they're going to be on my ship next turn. I've unknowingly been using these for a couple of turns. I think if I get 10 of any component on a ship it's going to stick. So if I get 10 HPs on one of my Novas you are going to be so dead because of this bug. I would suggest that the game is not playable until this bug is fixed.
1699 days, 20 hours, 41 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Ick, that would be no fun.. I agree.

I've noticed another minor bug (discussed elsewhere in the forum), where the first ship you build with torps gives you the same amount of free torpedoes (e.g. build an Ill wind with 2 mk7 torp launchers, and you will get 2 free mk7 torps next turn).

Perhaps they did some changes to the starbase ship-building system.

Can you pause the game?

Regards
1698 days, 15 hours, 45 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I think the bug is fixed... my mk7s disappeared and I'm not getting free 10s anymore.
1698 days, 15 hours, 43 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Do you still want me to pause until we get official confirmation that it's not a problem or do you just want to keep going and if I see this recurring I'll pause then?
1698 days, 11 hours, 39 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Lets continue
1698 days, 3 hours, 6 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen I can't move first 2 turns ;-) And this put things difficult for me, but I can win at last ;-) (http://planets.nu/games/35859)

Then, jkovalainen: 1win , calbasi 1 win: draws :-)

Third and last round: 

I've notice that if I hosted a new game, second player can see my race before it join the game. That's a disadvantage for hoster. If you agree, I suggest we both send a private message to @challengespaceyard with our desired race. When @challengespaceyard had received both messages, he could publish here our race preference and we can, then, start third game ;-)



1698 days, 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@calbasi, well played, epic 54 rounds! :)

Yeah I agree we should send the race picks to challengespaceyard. After he confirms both here I can set up the game this time around (as you have created both the previous ones)
1698 days, 2 hours, 1 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Nice game :-p

Ps.: I'm going to send challengespaceyard my race preference now ;-)

See you at echo cluster :-)
1698 days, 1 hours, 56 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Done, have you done it yet? because we could start then ;-)
1697 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
done
1697 days, 23 hours, 7 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to jkovalainen vs. calbasi Game 3.

In the left corner, we have jkovalainen of the Lizards. Let's make some noise for jkovalainen.
In the right corner, we have calbasi of the Birds. Who's rooting for calbasi?

Are you all ready? Battle commence!
1697 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@calbasi please join  http://planets.nu/games/37835
1697 days, 20 hours, 43 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Done ;-)
Lizard vs Bird :-D :-D Your colonist and 150% bonus will be a nightmare for sure :-p
1697 days, 20 hours, 27 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@Coldsteel. You are pushing your luck on the host deadline again, I'd hate to win by forfeit ;)
1696 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I started well, but I hate webmines a lot right now... I don't know how you're supporting so much webmine production. I guess if I don't get to see your turn at the end of this game, I don't really want you to see mine either. How do you de-activate publicly viewable turns?
1696 days, 22 hours, 33 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
You just send a messasge to Joshua (through the 'contact us' link) and ask to have your turns locked down. It is not that I'm against allowing people to watch my turns, but I prefer to be the one that decides who gets to see what - I've never played on any planets-site where turns where public by default, and I find it somewhat invasive that NU does it.

If turns where private by default, with the option to release them for public viewing (or even better, you could allow specific players to gain access to them), that would be a great feature. It would allow me to share specific blitz games with my opponent after the game, without giving everyone else access.

Anyhoo, let's rumble, I have more webmines for you ;)
1696 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Blitz games are not deleted until the game is no longer on either participant's list. Unfortunately, the game is automatically deleted from the loser's list if he was totally destroyed.
1694 days, 21 hours, 15 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I'm seeing free 10mk7 tubes again at my starbase. I paused the game until an admin takes a look and confirms we can proceed.
1694 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I posted a bug report:
1694 days, 3 hours, 4 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I voted for the bug, but my hopes are not high - the waiting time for bugs posted on that website is long - some of the bugs reported have been unresolved for ages :(

My best bet would be a direct mail to Joshua, I'm not sure that the staff monitors that site very well.

Regards
1694 days, 1 hours, 11 minutes ago
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joshua
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Coldsteel, I see that you have 16 in stock. Is that correct? Or you just didn't buy the 10? Should you only have 6?
1692 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I'm not quite sure what I bought most recently. I do know that if I use up 10 mk7s without buying any, I will still have 10 in stock next turn.
1692 days, 21 hours, 16 minutes ago
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joshua
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Ok, I'm not really sure what is causing this to occur. It looks like some duplicate data is getting inserted somehow. If you get any errors or anything please let me know. But for now it should be fixed.

1692 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
might be related to this

http://planets.nu/discussion/bug-building-launchers-at-base-gives-you-torps-instead

Regards
1692 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hey jobo, i'm unpausing the game. I'll pause again if it crops up.
1689 days, 4 hours, 25 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
New Tournament: http://planets.nu/discussion/blitz-ranked-tournament

It's a new tournament, a bit different of Challenge Space Yard one... I hope you enjoy the idea ;-) Joining period is open now!! Come there ;-)
1688 days, 19 hours, 42 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen: well played ;-) Birds have few options against Lizard... and I don't play very well, I think ;-)

Ps.: ramdom races are terrible: borg and birds... 2 weak races for a Blitz game!!

Ps.: By the way, I've seen you are a skilled Bird player... I'd like a game against you with the opposite  races: birds for you and Lizard for me. Do you accept?
1688 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@calbasi, yeah you were pretty much screwed with those races from turn 1 :)

sure we can try bird vs lizard the other way around for practice and fun if you want. I'm definitely not a skilled Bird player when it comes to blitz games though!
1688 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes ago
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mycroft
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Birds are a Great race for blitz. Just not so much against crystals.
1688 days, 9 hours, 23 minutes ago
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calbasi
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen: Great :-) Could I host this new Blitz? I'll try to play Lizard as well as you have done, but I think it's impossible to get a victory sooner! Maybe even I fail to win you :-p Let's see...

@mycroft Do you want to play a Blitz against me? You with the Birds, me with the Lizards. I'd like to see your birds in action ;-)
1688 days, 8 hours, 55 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@coldsteel - something strange seems to have happeneded to your nova id#6 this turn - it gained 72 mass while inside my webmines, and none of the other (fuelless) ships next to it had any change in mass, and your own minefield was not scooped, so it wasn't a net gain in torps.

Any idea what happended?

Regards

EDIT: Nevermind, found your nebula id#13, it had sneaked 1 LY to the side, I think I know what happended ;)
1688 days, 4 hours, 31 minutes ago
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mycroft
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I can play you if you would like, link me up :)
1687 days, 6 hours, 26 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
jkovalainen vs calbasi 2-1. 

@calbasi sure set up the game and i'll join
1685 days, 23 hours, 51 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hey jobo, that was a really challenging game! Everytime I took a risk, you punished me. I got really lucky with some unlikely minehits at the beginning, and I think that swung it my way. I really thought I lost my entire fleet on a couple of occasions. Would it be okay if we declare me the winner right now without actually finishing the game since I'm at 89.13% and Joshua hasn't gotten back to me about my turns being visible or my being able to see your turns.

For the next game, because of the bug where the first player's race is known, I suggest the fair thing to do is that we first send our race choices to CS.
1685 days, 23 hours, 36 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Yep, you got me there. I really though that with a double layered minefield, I would be safe, but one of your nova's got through :(

I was damned close at one point, where I had a whole bunch of your ships fuelless, but coward that I was, I was to late in picking them up - oh well, next game it is.

So we both send our race choice in a private mail to ChallengeSpaceyard and he then tells us what our choices where?

I can setup the game once we get the race choices ;)

Regards
1685 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Yup, that sounds good ;) I sent my choice to CS. 
1685 days, 20 hours, 55 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply

Sorry to keep you all waiting. Welcome to jobo vs. coldsteel Game 2.

In the left corner, we have jobo of the Crystalline.
In the right corner, we have coldsteel of the Feds.

Ready? Fight!!!

1685 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
And here we have the game

http://planets.nu/games/39041

Regards
1683 days, 20 hours, 6 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@yellowbrick, should we be playing? shall we send our first race picks to challengespaceyard, or?
1683 days, 20 hours, 1 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Yes!
1680 days, 20 hours, 14 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen: Are you okay? I did not yet receive a racial selection from you.
1680 days, 19 hours, 27 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
sorry. sent now.
1680 days, 16 hours, 52 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Thank you. The match-up revealed is Fascist (jkovalainen) versus Crystalline (yellowbrick).
1679 days, 20 hours, 31 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@yellowbrick I created the game: http://planets.nu/games/39600
1677 days, 19 hours, 0 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@Coldsteel - are you still in-game? Your ships have been sitting awfully still the last few turns, and I'm assuming it's not just because of my webs...
1676 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Mine laying outage necessitates yet another freeze

After verifying the scope of a recent outage, I have decided that it is safest to freeze the entire tournament until the bug has been resolved.

Update: It has been discovered that Tow Capturing also does not work. It may take a while before the development team can fix both of these issues.

1676 days, 23 hours, 48 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've paused Coldsteel and my game - though I've not had any issues laying webminefields ;)

Regards
1676 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I had this problem in my game vs yellowbrick, who is playing crystalline so I would expect him to have tried to lay mines as well (and I can't see any).

I have paused the game.
1676 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes ago
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joshua
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
The issue has been resolved. It was caused by a release last night which is part of a bigger upgrade we are working on.  


1676 days, 22 hours, 39 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Very well. It is now safe to defrost once more.
1676 days, 21 hours, 32 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've unpaused Coldsteel and my game - though I'm still unsure if Coldsteel is active. The host runs while I sleep, so I cannot see if he submits a turn (holiday mode for the win!), but he is not building any new ships, so either he is out of resources (could be, I've locked him down with webmines), or something else is happening.
1676 days, 21 hours, 4 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
ours unpaused as well.
1674 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hey Jobo, you won our game. Well played! Let's send our choices to CS and start game 3. I'll make the map and just choose the first one that gets randomly generated. If it's unfair (e.g., isolated homeworld) I will remake after we both take a look at it.
1674 days, 11 hours, 47 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hi coldsteel

Im ready, and i have send race choice to cs

Lets rumble :)
1674 days, 10 hours, 49 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Same as before. Fed (coldsteel) vs. Crystalline (jobo).
1674 days, 0 hours, 58 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Here's our game:
1673 days, 19 hours, 56 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I'm having a bug and will pause the game until an admin takes a look. I'm trying to build a ship and cannot add engines to it. I was able to purchase both the hull and the engines but the GUI just won't let me add the engines to the ship.
1673 days, 19 hours, 46 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
ok, no worries.

perhaps wrong hull (not enough engines?)

Regards
1673 days, 19 hours, 34 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Never mind, I was just being silly. I do see duplicates of ship components but it's okay as they're listed as 0s instead of free components as before. It's weird, they go away sometimes and come back.
1673 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I see those 0-items all the time in my games... just something that you learn to ignore ;)
1673 days, 19 hours, 2 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Ok.... now I have a super-refit bug :(
1673 days, 18 hours, 57 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
free spareparts again?

Noticed that one of your freighters transformed into a warship, so I'm guessing your refitting this turn ;)
1673 days, 18 hours, 57 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
pause it and report it, then we can continue later
1673 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I tried it again next turn, and torpedo tubes just don't seem to get refit. I paused the game.
1673 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
By the way, I don't know what happened but I was very puzzled by your drop in score on turn 3. There were no minefields that decayed, I didn't destroy any ships, you didn't recycle/colonize any warships... very intriguing;)
1673 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
By the way, I don't know what happened but I was very puzzled by your drop in score on turn 3. There were no minefields that decayed, I didn't destroy any ships, you didn't recycle/colonize any warships... very intriguing ;)
1673 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Joshua took a look and said it should be okay now, so I unpaused.
1672 days, 23 hours, 17 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Alright Jobo you win. I can't keep going on for 10 more turns with this ion storm over my head.
1672 days, 22 hours, 57 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
That ion storm was godsend ;)

You still out-produce me in warships, but I guess that is the drawback of having to spend a solid chunk of ones income on torps.

Did that huge meteor strike your homeworld, or the one next to it?

@Challengespaceyard - we are done, 2-1 to me, though the last game was won more by ion storm than anything else.
1672 days, 22 hours, 55 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Ah btw, the drop in score on turn 3 was due to me dropping a minefield. It appears that torps count more towards military score than the minefields does, and I think I dropped a 100 Mk7 field in turn 3, attempting to lockdown the better part of the map - unfortunately you already had a ship at one of the planets, so you where able to keep the webfield somewhat at bay :(

Any time you feel like doing a blitz I'm ready - it has been very interesting to fight the feds as the crystals.
1672 days, 22 hours, 4 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
If it wasn't for that ion storm, I'm certain I would have won this game. I had so much minesweeping power and I was preemptively taking our all your webs. I also had so much firepower to kill those Diamond Flames. But when the ion storm came everything changed. All my HPs were useless, I couldn't move a single ship or resupply any of them with fuel. And this would have gone on for ten more turns. Absolutely ridiculous. 

You deserve to win though because you knew how to take great advantage of the ion storm. Good luck on the final!  
1672 days, 21 hours, 51 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Which turn did we have a meteor strike? I went through all the turns and didn't get a message for anything happening, so it didn't really impact me either way. I didn't really think much of the ion storm initially since it was class 1 (harmless). In retrospect that was anything but harmless -- gigantic radius and slow-moving. 
1672 days, 21 hours, 46 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
can't remember which turn the meteor struck, but since it didn't affect any of us, I guess it doesn't matter ;)

When I noticed the storm getting closed, I started moving torps southwards, so I could pump my three fields - I was actually wondering why you didn't use all that money of yours to pump out some 150 LY normal minefields, it would have hampered me a bit I think.
1672 days, 21 hours, 37 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Yeah, I should have gotten more mines. But it wouldn't have done much anyways -- there was just nothing I could do about webs in the storm and I would have still been unable to move anything. 
1671 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
vs yellowbrick 1-0. Let's send race selections again, maybe you can start the next game?
1671 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've sent my race to Spaceyard.

Let me know when you've done the same, and I'll start the game.
1671 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've sent mine as well.
1671 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I feel like cheering jkovalainen so I can start my next fight soon; even though I'd rather fight the crystals ;)
1670 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
For game two, we have jkovalainen of the Lizard Alliance versus yellowbrick of the Solar Federation.
1670 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
http://planets.nu/games/40529

Good luck.
1669 days, 21 hours, 58 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
yep, gl!
1665 days, 12 hours, 27 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen

gg.
1665 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
With the last of the semi-finals taken care of, this tournament has finally reached the grand finals. Will this be an epic conclusion?
1665 days, 1 hours, 18 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@challengespaceyard: Can you do a quick recap of the tournament and maybe an introduction to the finalists?

Of course if you got that on your web site, then maybe a link would be sufficient!
1664 days, 23 hours, 34 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@J - I've mailed my race choice to Challengespaceyard, will you do the same, then we can get the game started :)

1664 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
hmm. quite unexpected forfeit from you @yellowbrick, but gg.

@j sent my choice now. Let's get it on!
1664 days, 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@turrsi: As indicated, the finalists are jobo and jkovalainen. More details can be located on my web site.
Anyway the races have been revealed for Game 1. Jkovalainen will be playing Fascist while Jobo will be playing Crystalline.
1663 days, 21 hours, 36 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've created a game for us - join and check the map. If you find yourself stuck in some obscure corner of the map, say so and we will reshufle the map.

http://planets.nu/games/40950
1662 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
it's fine, game on!
1662 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Okay then, lets do those last few turns where you destroy my homeworld, and then on to the next game ;) I've send my race choice to Challengespaceyard
1662 days, 5 hours, 39 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
OK i've sent mine as well. I like it that you fight till the bitter end!
1662 days, 5 hours, 31 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've just doubled the amount of planets under my control this turn, if that is not something worth fighting for, I don't know what is :)
1662 days, 5 hours, 20 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
lol, what a failure. Wasn't even able to capture the HW :/ stupid web mines...

well anyway, 1-0 to me.
1662 days, 5 hours, 17 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
we crystals cling on to our homeworlds ;)

1-0 to you, next game is mine... come now ChallengeSpaceyard, we need those racepicks!

1662 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
The races have been revealed for Game 2. Jkovalainen will be playing Lizard while Jobo will be playing Fascist.
1661 days, 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I've rolled another map

http://planets.nu/games/41074

Same as before (thanks to Coldsteel for this reasonable rule), if your stuck in some out-of-the-way part of the map, we will re-roll it.

Go team fascists!
1661 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes ago
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RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I'll be out whole Saturday and most of Sunday, so I can't make the one turn per day deadline. Let's begin only on Sunday, if you don't mind - I'll join the game when I'm back in business.
1657 days, 19 hours, 32 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
sorry for the delay - game on now!
1650 days, 19 hours, 32 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hey yellowbrick, do you want to play a best of 3 round for the third place prize?
1650 days, 18 hours, 22 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I'll be very surprised if I can still turn the second leg... Anyway, I'll fight till the end!
1649 days, 21 hours, 22 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Let us see if this one ends up with both homeworlds intact like the first game ;)

But yeah, I'd be shocked (and in awe) if you turn this one around - but anything can happen I guess.
1649 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@Coldsteel

Lets do it.
1649 days, 12 hours, 54 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Alright, I sent my race choice to CS.
1649 days, 12 hours, 54 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Alright, I sent my race choice to CS.
1649 days, 12 hours, 25 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I sent my choice.

I also tried to start a game, but it kept failing.
1649 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
The races have been revealed for Consolation Game 1. Coldsteel will be playing Fed while Yellowbrick will play Crystalline.
1649 days, 12 hours, 21 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
I was able to create. Here we go:

Let me know if you think this map is not balanced.
1649 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
All good.

Good luck.
1648 days, 21 hours, 7 minutes ago
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jobo
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
1-1 jkovalainen :)

Let's send our race choices to CS for the next game
1648 days, 16 hours, 55 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Hey yellowbrick, I'm having super refit bugs again. I did a super-refit and my torpedo tubes disappeared... I'm going to pause the game until an admin takes a look at it.
1648 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes ago
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joshua
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Should be fixed now coldsteel.
1647 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes ago
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coldsteel
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Thanks Joshua! I unpaused the game. If my ship gets blown up before I get the chance to put tubes we might have to restart.
1646 days, 19 hours, 53 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
@jkovalainen: Are you okay?
1643 days, 18 hours, 24 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
hi

sorry for the idling. Race pick sent now!
1643 days, 16 hours, 49 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
Good. The races have been revealed for Game 3. Jkovalainen will be playing Fed while Jobo will be playing Fascist.
1643 days, 10 hours, 16 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
http://planets.nu/games/42138
1639 days, 19 hours, 5 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
RE: Blitz Tournament 0013Write Reply
jobo is our game working for you? I'm getting some weird error and can't get in.
1639 days, 18 hours, 35 minutes ago
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joshua
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Try again jkovalainen.
1639 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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all good now.

2-1 to me. Was this best of 3 or 5?
1638 days, 20 hours, 15 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Joshua, is there some way you can save so we can see the final games when they're finished?
1638 days, 20 hours, 15 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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The grand finals is a best of 5, unlike any other series.
1638 days, 19 hours, 43 minutes ago
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joshua
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The players just need to stay in the games. As long as they don't both leave the game it will not be deleted.

1638 days, 19 hours, 41 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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There is one problem, however.

If the loser leaves the game (or is eliminated via total annihilation), then only the winner has a chance to keep the game open.
1638 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes ago
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coldsteel
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Well, Jobo and JKovaleinen, for the final one or two games can you not leave the game so Joshua can save them?
1637 days, 22 hours, 2 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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you would only see my moves since jobo's turns can't be seen afterwards for some reason.
1629 days, 19 hours, 59 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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After a week of downtime, I finally received a racial selection from jkovalainen. Now I only need one from jobo, so that we can begin game 4 of the Grand Finals.

As usual, I will reveal the selections once both players have decided.
1629 days, 19 hours, 33 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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The races have now been revealed for game 4.

jkovalainen will be playing Fed, while jobo will be playing Bird Man.
1629 days, 17 hours, 1 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
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1-0 for me.

@coldsteel, Are you ready for another match?
1627 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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jobo 
http://planets.nu/games/42811
1626 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes ago
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jobo
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Could we pause the game, I cannot see any minefields (I get minescan messages in the message part of the game, but on the map I see nothing). It makes playing the game very hard :(
1626 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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weird :(

game paused. Report the bug if you haven't done so already.
1624 days, 9 hours, 6 minutes ago
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jobo
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I've reported the bug - and I've just tested in a another browser on another computer, same issue, so it's not whatever plugins I have on my main browser.

I can see minefields in my other games, but in this blitz game my ships can scan 2 minefields (seen in the messages), but they are not visible on the map :(
1624 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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the minefields are visible to me just fine, but maybe that's because they are mine...

Let's wait for admin feedback on the bug and then see what to do, game paused in the meantime.
1622 days, 21 hours, 12 minutes ago
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jobo
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the bug has been fixed, let the slaughter commence
1619 days, 18 hours, 38 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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i'm leaving for a week's holiday on Saturday and will not have internet access. Let's continue the game after that.
1610 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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hi, I'm back. jobo, ready to continue the game?
1607 days, 17 hours, 59 minutes ago
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yellowbrick
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I'm not sure if Coldsteel is coming back.  So that might be the end of the 3rd place portion.
1607 days, 13 hours, 21 minutes ago
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warthog44
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Still going?

1607 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes ago
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jobo
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I'm back ;)
1606 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes ago
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plague
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is this same shit than the rest?

Allies are limited... but friends in the cluster is unlimited?

so why dont we in god's year 2012, we go what we got?
No alliances, no allied friendly codes. no shared vision etc. sh1t.

And lets put some picking order in here.

Kovalainen...
Missä olet murusein
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtKhhaeBq50

Vittu mä laitan sut näkemään tähtiä.
kaksi sanaa sinulle rakkain...
Haista vittu.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ps... Kovis...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G-QeKSMUdo&feature=related
^^
Mä en haluu kuolla tänä yönä :D




1606 days, 11 hours, 1 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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@warthog44: Yes. This tournament is still running. Due to the number of brick walls it has endured, this tournament has lasted considerably longer than I anticipated it to.

When I assisted in Blitz Tournament 0008, it only took a couple months for the tournament to be concluded. This tournament has already lasted nearly three times as long as a result of the above problems.

Tournament breaking problems include, but are not limited to:
  • Secondary players being limited to the Lizards, necessitated a temporary tournament pause until it was fixed
  • Super Refits sometimes malfunctioning, necessitating a temporary game pause
  • Sometimes torpedo tubes (Mark VII in particular) not being taken out of the stock whenever they are used in a ship assembly
1606 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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jobo, game is on again!
1605 days, 18 hours, 27 minutes ago
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jobo
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by gods!

You have magical minefields, I've hit every single one you've laid, and I'm only flying 10-20 LY while cloaked... the chance of hitting a mine should be what, 10-15% max, and all my ships done it so far.

Ah well, I'll just keep throwing dark wings at you, eventually one of them will get through your minefields ;)
1605 days, 18 hours, 19 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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Keep em coming!
1604 days, 9 hours, 4 minutes ago
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jobo
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Jkovalainen, could you pause the game until monday? I'm away for the weekend, so that would be great ;)

Regards
1604 days, 7 hours, 3 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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ok sure thing
1604 days, 6 hours, 31 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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ps. it seems neither of us really saw that ion storm going class 4.. damn!
1601 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes ago
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jobo
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I'm back ;)

That ion storm has been the bane of me for the last few turns, so I'm glad that your finally suffering under it as well... let us see what the game brings once it has passed
1601 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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game on again
1599 days, 5 hours, 0 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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aaargh this one never ends. If only had i had more torpedos on my Nova!

What happens next? ;)
1599 days, 4 hours, 57 minutes ago
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jobo
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Let's see... we each have one homeworld, but no warships... I guess its a race to build the first ship, and then blitz the other ;)
1599 days, 3 hours, 58 minutes ago
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plague
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"aaargh this one never ends. If only had i had more torpedos on my Nova! What happens next? ;)" I come to your place for sauna, lets take few beer and lets talk about VGAP strategies :) Your buying ofcourse.
1598 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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That is an incredibly close moment. Only a singular ship (a freighter) in play as of turn 40.

1598 days, 2 hours, 44 minutes ago
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jobo
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He is attempting to swarm me with outrider scouts...
1597 days, 18 hours, 3 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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how's that different from your Swift Heart rush tactics? :)
1597 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes ago
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jobo
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bah :)

I have a feeling this game will run out of minerals before our homeworlds fall, perhaps the first stalemate in the history of nu-blitzes :)

Btw, I'm going away this weekend as well, so could you pause the game until monday?

Regards
1596 days, 5 hours, 59 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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yeah, minerals are low indeed. Next giant meteor strike will be key :-)

I'll pause the game.
1595 days, 3 hours, 33 minutes ago
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jobo
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back, prepare to be squashed
1593 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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I was out a few days, but now I'm back. It's on again!
1593 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes ago
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jobo
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If only I could afford a merlin :)

I really thought I had you when my swift confirmed that you where out of one of the minerals, and I had just build a dark wing, but I guess you managed to scrounge up enough moly to build that merlin and pump out some battleships.

1592 days, 20 hours, 7 minutes ago
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jobo
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Fine game jkovalainen - hope to meet you in a game sometime again (perhaps a full-scale game ;))

Let's finish this, all phasers to kill
1592 days, 20 hours, 1 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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after we lost all our ships (with the exception of my MDSF) I thought I'll try to build a Merlin just for the military score. Then I realized I might need it for something else as well :)

good games indeed, with quite an epic finale. Very well played with the Birds, that one could've gone either way with less luck on my side.
1592 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes ago
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jobo
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I think my greatest mistake was attempting to take your HW with a single Dark Wing. The turn that we lost all of our ships, I could have kept the DW above your HW, ensuring that you would not be able to build any more ships, while I slowly rebuild my fleet - instead I attacked your HW, hoping that you had not fighters (going for the quick win, rather than the long drawn out victory). Super Spy really need to tell you the base stats as well ;)

Oh well, definitely the best beating I've had in a long time.
1592 days, 12 hours, 11 minutes ago
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challengespaceyard
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Well played finalists. Congratulations for jobo for holding as long as possible, and to jkovalainen for winning the entire tournament!
1591 days, 20 hours, 18 minutes ago
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jkovalainen
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Thanks! It was a great experience :)

Kudos to challengespaceyard for hosting and all other participants!