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44 days, 20 hours, 15 minutes ago
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robobob
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When I click "Map" on the main screen I get a list of which races control which sectors, and a load of interesting stats.
While this is cool, how is it determined?

Is it a record of every game ever played on the site? Are there 500 sectors that are battled for in sequence?
Are some game fromats excluded?
Does it take into account that some races are more popular in custom games?
41 days, 14 hours, 47 minutes ago
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glynsalternate
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@Robobob: "Is it a record of every game ever played on the site?" Yes.

"Are there 500 sectors that are battled for in sequence' No, they in general are just Sectors with the same name of which there is a pool of 500 VGAP3 names to pick from, but the Custom Sectors with unique names are still represented... also Championships are located at the very center.

"Are some game formats excluded?" Blitz are excluded I believe.

"Does it take into account that some races are more popular in custom games?" Probably not.
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Sorry that everyone else has chosen to ignore your question for three days... but a lot of that is going on now that I have changed my focus to MvsMs and apparently bullying me was the main motivation of a certain individual to answer questions... without fuel for the fire the fire goes out apparently.

41 days, 14 hours, 35 minutes ago
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whisperer
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> Is it a record of every game ever played on the site?

No. Private games, Training games, MvM games and Blitz games are excluded. It's possible that Beginner games are as well.

Also, there are some older games whose content has been lost, but the ending status is still recorded. I don't know whether these are part of the statistics or not.

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There's still a lot that we don't know about the MAP page, but what we do know can be found here:
http://play.planets.nu/#/howtoplay/site-map
41 days, 14 hours, 29 minutes ago
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glynsalternate
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That went exactly as predicted... I guess I can just poke at an unanswered question and he can do all the work from now on since I don't have the time to answer questions so much as of late.
41 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes ago
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ghostrider
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wish we could clear it an start over for real an assign each species land to defend or take
41 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes ago
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ghostrider
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its kinda like a bigfoot right before someone discovers it
41 days, 12 hours, 49 minutes ago
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ghostrider
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a giant powerful beast hidden in moss . big an powerful as he is staying hid till the right time
41 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes ago
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ghostrider
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the war map, better specify, lol. sometime well find someone with the tech skills to unleash the fight for land we can see lol
41 days, 12 hours, 32 minutes ago
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ghostrider
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lol clear the map an give each species a small cluster of sectors to start .then each day a choice of a new sector till map fills then starts war lol, maps in war would have to be limited by sector names as called for in conguest order , hmm that might be a job
41 days, 11 hours, 34 minutes ago
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glyns alternate
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@Ghostrider: Talespin sorta had Star Trek campaign of that sort going.

I was super excited about a BattleTech game where we fight for control of the InnerSphere called BattleTech:3025, but it got cancelled.

And way back in VGAP3 days I tried to make that exact scenario but have planet conquest determined by MW2:Mercs skrims.

Really do not envy Joshua having to make such decisions because you can't really know if the work you put into it will pay off or not.

A game here takes too long for a lot of these ideas to work I fear.