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Old May 26th, 2003, 09:04 PM

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Watch out the Cavity Creeps have begun their attack on Toothopolis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hey GUTB where did you go...???

He is still driving his mighty armada at 3 miles per month along the interstellar highway bypass and will be arriving shortly
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Old May 27th, 2003, 01:12 AM

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[QB]Trithian Empire (Slynky) -vs- Kif Hegemony (Mark the Merciful): 2405.5

(standard KOTH game: 1 medium starting homeworld)

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Mark was in first place from the beginning and stayed there for the first 15 or 20 turns. Got me worried a bit. Then, I popped into 1st. Stayed there till very recently when he saw 1st place again for one turn. THAT got me plenty scared since I fell to 2nd place on the turn I had 7 cruisers come out of the shipyards!
I still maintain that the scores are a misleading indicator of player position. I don't think I'm giving anything important away by saying the reason for my sudden jump back to 1st was the re-activation of a mothballed fleet. But I'm really not convinced that mothballed ships shouldn't be scored.

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But on to the action, such as it is for the moment. Mark has played mostly a defensive game up till now (though I am on the lookout for a change).
You got mines and fighters very quickly, and I didn't see a realistic way of breaking through such defenses quickly. So I didn't try.

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Still no signs of a major fleet of his though to have gotten into 1st place for a turn, there must be one somewhere.
Ah-ha! It's lurking. We Kif are experts are lurking. One day when you least expect it, we'll turn up in your rear screens, laughing evilly.

Alternatively; we'll intercept your fleet in the Cewandi system and get vapourised. Oh well...

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Strangely (or perhaps NOT so), he seems to have skipped fighter ability (not sure if it's OK to say stuff like that as I don't like to give away other people's ways of playing...but I mention it because he could easily change that approach in his next game). The only weapons we have seen of each others are DUCs and PDs.
I think it's fine to make this sort of comment. I very much doubt I'll have done anything new or innovative that needs to be kept secret.

As for fighters; well, I decided to spend those Research Points on something else instead.

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Old May 27th, 2003, 04:41 AM
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Strangely (or perhaps NOT so), he seems to have skipped fighter ability
Sounds like a wise decision to spend 100000 research points on something more usefull to me.
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Old May 27th, 2003, 06:13 AM

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I've gotta admit, that spending 100K resource points on fighters was wasted for the Grazic Rock Empire.
Tesco just handed us 3 fully ladden Light Carriers,
after he destroyed our retreating fleet, he thought that the next Warp Point was unprotected, which was being guarded by Boarding & Point-defense ships.
Won't Tesco's population be surprused when they see their carriers return and open fire of them.

Edit - Oops, Turn 62 by the way.

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Old May 27th, 2003, 02:45 PM
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Fighters in KOTH? Perhaps an expensive investment. So far in my games, they have served me well in the early/middle game. When your empire needs to be guarded at multiple points, they are kind of nice. Easier than laying mines everywhere or posting ships to guard entry points.

They whipped my *** in my first game of KOTH with Primitive and served me well in my next 2 games. Then, again, I'm not a superior player...just adequate.
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Asmala, I'm done. Move Gecko up. Take me off the hill for the time being. I don't want to start another game right away.

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Asmala, I'm done. Move Gecko up. Take me off the hill for the time being. I don't want to start another game right away.

Geoschmo
Thanks for a good game Geoschmo. You tripped me up time and time again. I hope your departure from the Hill is both temporary and not a result of my fumbling game play.

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No, just in a few too many games right now. Don't want to start any new ones.
Yeah, I know the feeling, too. Things seem slow, so you start another game. Then there don't seem to be enough turns to sate you, so you start another one. Then one evening, you come home, see 4 turns waiting and 2 nags! And then again. And so forth.
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Kingly Defense Update: StoneMill vs. RexTorres
Turn 44?

RexTorres has mustered a strategic forward operating bases on each front. Each base has about 14 ships or so. These make me very uneasy.

Lemme tellya baby... there's probably gunna be some fightin soon. And good fightin' I don't foresee too many lopsided blowouts. From the way Rex is playing, I'd say we are going to rule out a training advantage on either side- we'll be even. So what we'll see is the impact of numbers, designs, and strategies. On this, we have not been tested... yet.

Anyone have a knife to cut through the tension?
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Stone Mill at least you will not have to divide the fleets up to destroy them piecemeal
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