|The DIE HARD series continues with a game DIE HARD SE7EN!|
This is a
game for serious players who don't quit. Sign up now in this thread, first come first served!
If you are not familiar with
the format, here are the details:
DIE HARD GAME GOALS, RULES AND CONDITIONS
We are looking to recruit players for a "DIE HARD" game. Players
that are willing to play a game out to the end no matter what. No
quitters, droppers, idlers, resigners, permanent holiday moders, etc. We the people of Planets.NU community
have become increasingly frustrated with players quitting when they still
have plenty of strength left, and so am looking to create a game that
will not have this issue.
1. The game will be
setup the same as a standard planets.nu officers game: 500 planets, the
usual 11 races, standard map size, Max Allies = 1 for victory
conditions. All other forms of diplomacy will be permitted as well.
Schedule will be 2 turns per week, probably hosting Wednesdays and
Saturdays. Hopefully the early turns will run faster, but no guarantee.
If Joshua wills it, this game will be run as a public game so you will earn
achievement and campaign resources, and have it listed on your profile.
To keep things fair for all players in the game, only premium
planets.nu members should join, and you should plan to maintain your
membership for the duration of the game..
You should agree to the following conditions before requesting a slot:
YOU WILL NOT QUIT. The whole reason this game is being created is to
find a group of players that can take a hit (or a severe beating) and
keep on fighting. You should understand that you quitting takes away
from the enjoyment of others in the game, and should enjoy playing even
when you are unlikely to win. You agree to not resign, or stop playing
while remaining in the game (including holiday mode) in any fashion.
NO PRE-FORMED ALLIANCES. Its OK having friends in the game, but you must agree
to join the game as independent players, open to alliance or combat with
everyone else in the game. If the situation in the game is a good one
for you and your friend to end up allying, more power to you, but
otherwise you should be willing to work with other players as allies and
fight your friends.
If you agree to the above and would like to
play in a game with others who feel the same, look below in this thread
to see what races are spoken for, then reply with your choice of the
remaining races, and we will reserve that spot for you. You can give
multiple races ranked first choice to last choice if you'd like, since
this is all first come first serve.
A couple other notes:
OK, we may let you resign if your situation has become truly hopeless.
Something along the lines of "I have only 3 barren planets with 10 clans
each and my only ship is a fuelless probe I accidentally shot off the
side of the map." If you really want out, post in the game forum and the
other players can vote to approve your release or not.
life issues can cause people to have to quit. That's
understandable, but please give us notice so that the game can be paused
while the replacement is hunted down. In utopia, you will find your own
3. If you do quit for any reason
except the above, you can expect to be taunted, mocked, insulted, and
discredited in the public forums, as well as any threads for any other
games you are in. You may also find players from this game joining other
games you are in with the sole purpose of hunting you down.
While not a strict requirement, this game is meant to draw upper-level
players. You should be aware that the competition will (hopefully) be
tougher than what you'll typically find in the public games. If you
haven't managed to pull off a win in a public game, this may not be a
good one for you to join.
5. The game may be paused occasionally
at the request of a player who, for whatever reason, may not be able to
get their turns completed on schedule for a short time. It is expected
that these pauses will be infrequent and brief. All requests for a pause
will be voted on by the players in the game, though assumingly most
will be granted unless they become excessive.
This game will begin once all of
the races are taken. When DIE HARD SE7EN is full, we start recruiting for another one, and so on!
far the concept seems to be working well. We have never run a turn with an empty slot in any
of the games. If this format seems like something you'd like, sign up!
DIE HARD games will now be included in the DIE HARD ranking ladder by Big Beefer, so
you can see how you compare to the other DIE HARD players. It may also
be used in the future to select players for DIE HARD "championship"
games, while otherwise outstanding performance may be commemorated with different kinds of awards, such as "Good Guy" -award and "The Last Breath" -award. And, lastly, theres also the long waited black list of oath breakers whos names should not be spoken ever again inside the halls of DIE HARD community.