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Old June 22nd, 2012, 10:54 AM

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Well, I don't know what happened. I put in a 24 hour extension but the turn rolled anyway. Fortunately nobody launched a major attack on me last turn so it's not a major disaster.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Well, I don't know what happened. I put in a 24 hour extension but the turn rolled anyway. Fortunately nobody launched a major attack on me last turn so it's not a major disaster.
This happened to us earlier in this game as well. We don't know what happened at the time, but what's left of our high-command now suspects foul-play by the dastardly Lizardmen -- the same monsters that inflicted Utterdark on our world.

Why is this abominable enchantment still up? We demand that Helheim and T'ien stop warring with each other and exterminate the lizard menace once and for all.

Our children go to sleep at night hungry because there's no food, and are afraid to sleep because they might be eaten by some foul monster. Can someone please think of the children?!
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Old June 25th, 2012, 06:31 PM

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Actually this is a different problem. You sent a turn and the server got it - no stale - but you didn't have any moves executed. I didn't send my turn, because the server processed the turn before the time it said it would when I delayed the turn, and I staled.

I was really PO'd when it happened because I'd just spent an hour doing my turn and when I logged on to send it there was the new turn! Unfortunately my nephew was in the next room so I had to restrain my language. Plus, I later realized an Asynja had become Eater food so it wasn't quite as benign a stale as I'd thought. At least I was the only one affected so I didn't ruin somebody else's game.

But, this last turn went well for me so I guess I can't complain.

PS Helheim does think of the children. It thinks they can be good blood sacrifices when they grow up!
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Old July 4th, 2012, 02:09 AM
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We have nine hours left to host, and I'm the only one who's taken a turn. Hopefully, you guys are able to take your turns before we host.

Also, C'tis staled last turn. I'm not sure if it makes a difference at this point, but he strikes me as the type that would battle to the bitter end, so maybe we ought to tack on some time until we can confirm.
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I have already sent my next turn.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 09:15 AM

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I just sent mine in, and T'ien Chi asked for a 12 hour request last night (set this morning). Since I keep an eye on the timing, I can say that both T'ien Chi and I tend to come in just under the wire. In my case, the amount of work for a turn has long since reached the "I don't want to deal with all that micro right now" so I tend to procrastinate. It's a standard headache for Dom endgames, but it's still a headache.

My standard policy on staling is always to grant an extension if asked but only if asked. T'ien chi got caught out by that once IIRC so we shouldn't change it now.

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Damn, I missed my own extension. I should have asked for 24 hours, I suppose.

Sorry about that, guys.
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If your turns are anything like mine, there's a few things you really have to do and a lot that's just useful. Since we both tend to push the time limit anyway, we could turn off quick hosting so we could send in partial turns without risking a mess from early hosting.
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If your turns are anything like mine, there's a few things you really have to do and a lot that's just useful. Since we both tend to push the time limit anyway, we could turn off quick hosting so we could send in partial turns without risking a mess from early hosting.
That's a good idea. I'd really prefer that, unless anyone objects.

To be honest, I feel we should have made some other win condition, rather than total conquest. The game is starting to drag on a bit, although it does make for excellent end game experience (something which I sorely need ).
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Old July 7th, 2012, 05:18 PM
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If your turns are anything like mine, there's a few things you really have to do and a lot that's just useful. Since we both tend to push the time limit anyway, we could turn off quick hosting so we could send in partial turns without risking a mess from early hosting.
That's a good idea. I'd really prefer that, unless anyone objects.

To be honest, I feel we should have made some other win condition, rather than total conquest. The game is starting to drag on a bit, although it does make for excellent end game experience (something which I sorely need ).
My turns are nice and short
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