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Old November 29th, 2006, 09:44 PM

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Default Re: Are you tough enough to be the \"King of the Hi

Yes, I was one who wasn't going to pay for the same game twice. But because of the limited number of Non-Gold KOTH players, I caved. It did keep my interest in the game for another 18 months, so it was well worth it. I still haven't checked out the Deluxe patch however.
I would suggest a separate SE V Koth & Rating system, assuming someone would be willing to manage them.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 10:23 PM
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As the most avid KotH player (smile), I guess I should comment:

The next time I fall to the bottom of the hill, I'll quit playing altogether. I've tinkered with the demo of SE5 and, though I might be able to whip around the UI as quickly as I do SE4, I kind of doubt it. I can whip out a ship design in "4" very easily but working on the layered "5" decks, though interesting in itself, is quite tedious. And other things as well.

I'm not here to disparage SE5 because I might not have given it enough time and effort but it's too much like SE4 to give it the time it needs. Those starting out with SE5 might really like it.

So, I'll retire the next time I hit bottom.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 01:38 AM

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I'm not quiting se4 koth anytime soon. As long as someone else wants to play se4 I will though I am really tired of stock.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:50 PM
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Well, the game between me and Khryon is over with a win for me. I gotta tell ya tho' (in my best southern accent), it was a hard game to play. I was 2nd in points nearly the entire game. Playing a fulltech game on a grid map is a real heart stopper. My hat off to Khryon who (1) was a good sport throughout, (2) did turns with good regularity, and (3) had the courage to play a fulltech game...because a fulltech game is much tougher than playing the "who gets DUC V's first" game.

It was a lot of fun and each turn was exciting (different from the expansion sort of game in a standard KotH game). By turn 20, I think turns were taking a half hour or so for me.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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So, it looks like it's mwbard and me.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 10:27 PM
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Just fiddling around. Since I don't like the listing of most wins at the top (despite how many games have been played...which can lead to having the most wins if one just keeps playing forever), I thought I'd do a better representation of the Hill. So the list wasn't swayed too much, I removed anyone who hadn't completed at least 5 games.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 06:49 AM

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I'm interested in an SEV Balance mod KOTH game.
don't think there is any point using stock for KOTH...
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Old December 6th, 2006, 11:40 AM
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MWBard and I have agreed on the following settings for our game. So, Alneyan, when you have time:

Good planet
No intel
ZERO points racial

The rest KotH standard.

Hey! How about that?! Not a whole lot of settings to mess with
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Old December 6th, 2006, 01:09 PM

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Interesting ranking Slynky.

So if I lose my tenth game, I will drop to fifth place (losing 8.89% off my score.) If I win then I only gain 1.11% on my score.

Hummm…

I wonder if the data is there to do a ladder ranking?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 01:21 PM

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I've only participated in ladder style rankings as far as online competition goes (MOO2), which was automated and didn't need to be babysat. A ladder certainly has its advantages and its disadvantages, though it's difficult for me to judge against the KOTH format simply because I have not participated in one.

What are some of the comparative advantages/disadvantages between the two? Why did the SEIV crowd choose KOTH over a normal ladder?

Thanks for any insight.
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