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  Title: Battle of the Bands
Jun 4, 2009 - 1:49 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

My brother's band is in a heated battle for votes in a battle of the bands competition.  We really need some support here, so if you can please go here, on the right hand side, select South of Sanity, and then vote.  Every vote counts!

P.S.
His band easily has had the most online votes, but as stated on the link, bands who BROUGHT PEOPLE had 500 votes per person.  This was easiest for the more local bands he is competing against, not as easy for his band, which drove 500 miles round trip for the show.

Voting URL:
http://www.knoxbotb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=15&Itemid=26

Band Website:
www.myspace.com/southofsanityrocks
(Listen to music here!)

Entry Edited 4 times - Edited on Jun 6, 2009 - 5:24 am


  Title: Getting some things straight...
Mar 26, 2009 - 10:04 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

First off, I was going to point out that PJ has always been, and will always be a liar...He is a liberal asswipe, who wouldn't know the truth if Abraham Lincoln told him...

While the thread about the new planet count change had never said everyone had to destroy planets, it did not answer the questions that players had...

Seeing that TH nor PJ had the balls to go into chat and answer questions about the change to give some solid numbers, I was asked by a group of 3-4 players who were in the chatroom to talk to TH for them, and see what I could find out...

If TH would be willing to find the chatlog from MSN (I forgot all this took place before I had to reinstall my OS last month, so I don't have the logs I thought I did...) he could verify what he told me, which is what I relayed to everyone in chat...

What I was told, by TH, to the best of my understanding, was that if you didn't want to be tending planets all day every day and never able to miss a beat, was that you had to blow up your planets till you dropped to 100 planets....Not 99, not 101, 100....This is the information I relayed to everyone...

If Nobody (AKA Gremlin) had done it out of a childish rage, then why the FUCK did all of the top players do the same goddamn thing?  They did it because that is what they were told would work....

And if PJ wants to be a little lying bitch about it, so be it...He's always had a way to try and fuck the game up...

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Mar 26, 2009 - 10:59 pm


  Title: SEC Football Schedules
Feb 14, 2009 - 3:34 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

Okay, a little info on this, I posted this as a series of comments on the ESPN article Future Opponents for SEC Schools by Chris Low.  As the information is good, and no one will read the comments anyway, I decided to add them as a blog, making them somewhat more coherent, and more easily accessible.

How I rank the schedules:

Alabama - B+
Penn State is a good OOC game, even though right now people are thinking it is better than it really is.  Penn State is not a dominant team, but they aren't FCS either, so that is a plus to the schedule.  Penn State stepping up to fill an ailing Michigan program's spot as second in the Big 10 would help make the game more significant.  Georgia Tech is a solid team, and will not drag down the ranking of the schedule, but GT does not have the high profile of other schools, and after a disappointing finish this season, it currently only gives a slight boost in schedule strength.  That leaves Duke, who is consistently a bottomdweller in the ACC.  Although technically a "BCS Conference team" Duke is little better than an FCS school, and Troy would have been a better addition to the schedule.

Arkansas - B
Seeing that Arkansas is not a powerhouse SEC school, there can be some leniency with the schedule, still, it is good to see a somewhat average A&M team on the books for ten years.  Middle-pack Big 12 versus middle-pack SEC, sure to get the Big 12/SEC debate/rivalry fired even further.  Then there is TCU.  Very good addition to the schedule, and I think TCU fits well.  TCU is not a high powered offensive team, they more fit the SEC style anyway.  Plus, TCU should remain in the spotlight for the foreseeable future, which adds value to this schedule.

Auburn - B+
Clemson isn't a great team, but they are a solid team in a BCS conference.  Depending on how the new Clemson staff works out, this could increase or decrease the value of the schedule, but for now it is a slight boost.  As mentioned before, Georgia Tech is a solid team which could add value to the strength of schedule, but is disadvantaged by a poor showing in their last bowl game.  Kansas State is not a value addition, regardless of a great season half a dozen years ago.  They are a below average team in the last five years, with only one winning season.  If they can move to the level they were at six and seven years ago, they would add a lot of value to the schedule for Auburn.

Florida - B
Some people will argue here, but this is a solid schedule, playing Florida State every year.  Florida State should continue to improve, and get back near the state it once was, when it was winning championships.  Even now, this is a solid component to their schedule (Not an addition, of course.)  Adding Miami in 2013 is a great step, as Miami will be gaining momentum as it's Freshmen mature, and will challenge (Florida State, nonetheless) for the ACC title very soon, possibly even next year.  A value added addition, period.  South Florida could be a good move, if the Bulls ever learned how to finish a season.  They have had the inside track on the Big East championship a couple times, and have thrown the last half of the season away each time.  Some consistency from South Florida would improve this schedule addition.  My biggest complaint about the schedule is the infrequency of instate rivals, aside from FSU, and the infrequency of quality OOC opponents, aside from FSU.  A seven year plan so far, and only three non-FSU OOC opponents listed.  Making the instate games a yearly contest, and creating a rivalry would definitely add value here, and would help reduce the schedule loss if/when D2 teams are added (Would rather see the fourth OOC game being quality though, maybe the PAC-10's USC at some point?)

Georgia - B+
Solid schedule, with Georgia Tech being a solid team, Colorado having some potential (More buildup of the SEC/Big 12 rivalry!) and a solid Oregon team that should add value.  That's three reasons to smile, if you are a Bulldog fan, and yet I will give you two more.  Louisville isn't a great team, but it is a solid middle-pack Big East team, which when people look at games versus BCS Conference opponents, will matter.  Throw in Clemson, which as stated earlier isn't a great team, but is still a solid team, and the schedule could easily be an A, if not for some questions still.  If Oregon keeps up it's game, and GT shows more of the promise it showed this season (Barring the last game) then the schedule is A material (Maybe just an A- but it's a start.)

Kentucky - C-
Are you kidding?  Just that same crap every year?  Come on, let's see some good scheduling, please.  Louisville is a middle-pack team from the Big East, but, we were hoping for more than one team to hang your reputation on, and we didn't get it.  Please release the real schedule soon!

LSU - B
TCU is a good addition, I think it will help overcome other things.  I am disappointed with the "rivalry" game with Tulane every year, namely because it isn't a rivalry, just rolling into NOLA and paying Tulane to take a beating.  Sometimes they come to Baton Rouge for the beatdown.  Whatever, FCS schools don't count.  And, to make up for that, you scheduled Washington.  Good for you, but can we at least hope that Washington wins a game or two before then?  It would be too much to hope for that they would return to national contention by then, but we can hope.  Arizona State is another bad PAC-10 team, which doesn't look good on your resume either.  West Virginia is one of the only two teams making it a credible schedule, along with TCU.  Shameful, though, for as good a program as LSU has.

Mississippi State - F
Complete waste of SEC space.  I'm not even sure if any of those teams are FBS teams.  I mean, I really do know they are, but, could you at least find sub-.500 teams from a BCS Conference?  Taking the worst teams from Conf-USA is shameful.  Aren't you also an SEC team?  Look at what some others are doing!  Just because you have a new HC and are a bad team doesn't give you the right to violate every precept in college football.  I mean, look at other teams that are or were at the bottom of the SEC (Tennessee, Ole Miss, Vandy) they have GREAT schedules.  They are not afraid to play games they may (And in some cases, Likely) will lose!  It's called STRENGTH of SCHEDULE, not WEAKNESS of SCHEDULE!

Ole Miss - A+
Are you kidding me?  Houston Nutt must have balls the size of gourds.  Fresno State is a very solid program, which will add value to the schedule, I also like Pat Hill's approach to football, and I think it is one of the best philosophies a coach can have.  Any time, any where.  Even though they don't win all their games, Fresno State will go to anyone's house and play full contact and expect to win.  I feel that Houston Nutt is doing the same with Ole Miss.  Whether they win the games or not, this is a very, very solid schedule.  In addition to Fresno State, Georgia Tech and Clemson are on the program (Don't they think they'll get tired of getting whipped by SEC teams?  Are they like the village bicycle, everyone gets a ride?)  Anyway, both teams add to the strength.  As a bonus, you get a bonafide year-in, year-out national title contender in the University of Texas.  Suddenly a great schedule becomes one of the best in the conference.  Very good moves on this one, props to Ole Miss.

South Carolina - B-
While not as bad as Kentucky or Mississippi State, this is one of the worst in the conference.  Clemson is solid, as a mediocre team, and UNC is not the worst in the ACC, but they are not exactly the creme de la creme.  East Carolina is a solid team, but therein lies the problem.  The Pirates are Conf-USA, and have every chance to "upset" South Carolina.  SC will not win any voter points for beating EC, but could lose a lot by losing to them (And it is more than possible.) Having EC(Charlotte) just ruins everything.

Tennessee - A+
Tennessee is not afraid to play tough games.  Whether Kiffin had anything to do with this, I don't know, but Fulmer was the same way.  They are playing balls to the walls in the scheduling department, with games against Oklahoma, Ohio State, Nebraska, Oregon, UNC, NCST, and UConn (What?  No GT?).  Three of those teams are mediocre-solid teams, in UNC, NCST, and UConn.  Those three are still BCS Conference teams, so no loss of strength there.  The addition of four teams that compete for BCS games on a yearly basis (While Nebraska has had a few down years, they are the winningest program in college football since 1970.) will be the thing that sets this apart.  Certainly there have been some letdowns along the way, but in the eleven BCS seasons, the four programs have combined for 17 BCS appearances, with 8 BCS wins (The last three years have been bad, going 0-6 as Oklahoma and Ohio State have each made three BCS appearances and lost all of them.)  Excluding the last three years, they were 8-11, now they are 8-17.  Regardless, there are very few other sets of teams with as many BCS appearances.  Again, this is a huge boost to the strength.

Vanderbilt - A+
Although not as star-studded as Tennessee and maybe Ole Miss' schedule, this is the most solid schedule of the bunch.  You won't see any national champions from these opponents, but you'll see Vanderbilt playing three very solid teams every year, as opposed to one solid team a year, or if you're lucky, two.  Playing Wake Forest and Northwestern every year is a boost.  While not top level schools, they are solid teams from BCS conferences, who have had some good luck lately.  Clemson is another solid team that adds some value, especially paired with the other teams on the schedule.  Adding UConn was also a value-addition, bringing it to three solid teams a year in OOC play, which is the most depth of OOC in any SEC schedule.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Feb 14, 2009 - 3:35 am


  Title: The Greatest Ever
Feb 7, 2009 - 10:02 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I figure this has got to be the greatest picture from an add-on, ever.






(You know damn well ever guy here is downloading this addon as you read this...)

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Feb 7, 2009 - 10:04 pm


  Title: Quick Update: 10-12-08
Oct 12, 2008 - 8:46 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Well, since I have to throw a blog up to be on the list, I might as well.

I'm currently deployed in Galveston, TX (Writing this blog while parked on the beach where I will be sleeping tonight) with FEMA.  I've been deployed for almost a month now, seeing a lot of people who need help.  Then again, I see a lot of people who were blessed too.

The first week, I was deployed in Kenner, LA, after Gustav.  I spent two nights couchsurfing with a couple girls in the French Quarter, they took me to see a comedy show and gave a bike tour of the city, all the way to Tulane, from their apartment in the French Quarter.  Yeehaw.  If the seat would have stayed still, it wouldn't have been bad, but it had a tendency to turn upwards and try to rape me.  I spent most of the time standing on the pedals, versus sitting on the seat.  (DAMN YOU RASTI!!!  You make it look easy...)  I made a comment to my hostess on our bike tour about how it gave you a lot of perspective riding a bike thats older than you are (1970-ish Schwinn), through a city thats older than your country (1712).

Now, I'm in Galveston, took my first swim in the Gulf today, even though I've been working on the island since the 24th (Between Kenner and Galveston, I was stationed in Houston).

Anyway, can't stay on long, just thought I'd update a little.  Take care all!


  Title: Empires of Blood
Sep 6, 2007 - 7:57 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Okay, I want to make everyone aware of a terrible tragedy that is allowed to go on.  Abuse of admin power.

Recently, Shess (Kyuubi) and I (Max Griswald) were playing on the Empires of Blood server.  We were both doing extremely well, working together as well as any two attackers can.  We caused havoc.  Well, one of the players (The Godfather) started complaining because he was continually being podded by Shess.  Shess was using a very old trick, involving the Nav Comp, to find The Godfather after Shess would attack a sector while The Godfather was online.

The admin of the EoB server messages Shess, threatening deletion, if he does not prove he isn't cheating to get his kills.  Well, this is a very non-diplomatic way to go about things as an admin.  Worse, when Shess explains, the admin is still very skeptical.

As Shess' friend and teammate (We have our problems, but when we are teammates, we are friends.)  I did what any friend should.  I stood up for him.  I sent a message to the admin, saying that if he thought that one of the best attackers in the game had to CHEAT to get kills, he was an idiot.  Hardly diplomatic on my part either, but it was not out of line in my view, and I would do the same thing if I had it to do over again.  Not just that, the same player complaining about Shess' kills, had 42 kills last round (Shess had 29 to this point)

My message:

Quote:
You are an idiot if you think that one of the best players in the game
is CHEATING to get his kills. Just message Tarnus about his abilities
as an attacker (You know Tarnus, right? The guy who created the game
you run so poorly? Yeah, that guy.)

Here's a question, how did The Godfather get 42 kills? Pkew! How about
learn to check logs and such before as an admin accusing someone of
cheating. As far as The Godfather, he should know better than to fall
for one of the oldest tricks in the attacking book. I'd be ashamed if
I had his record and skills, and still got beaten on a trick that has
been around for years.



Well, here comes the fun part.  After a few days, the admin logs in, and WHAM!  Does about the stupidest thing an admin can do.  He bans me, my brother (Who had started the day before, trying to get back into the swing of things) AND Shess.  He even admits he is deleting and banning Shess to spite me.

Admin's E-mail to me:

Quote:

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Michael Knight


Well I finally got your message that you sent me. Speaking of Idiots
have You looked in the mirror lately, You really should man. Are you
such a bone head that you would send a admin of a site a message like
the one below and still expect to be welcomed there. What are you
about 12 years old because you really need to grow up.

Since I run Such a shitty server and since I'm such a Lousy admin I
would think you wouldnt even want to play on my server so I will make
it easy on you. Your no longer welcome on MY Server and your account
has been Terminated along with your ip address being banned. I'm sure
there are Plenty of Other Servers you can play on.

And just so you wont feel left out I killed and banned your team
mate Itachi too. Funny because I had NO intention of banning him
Untill I got Your Message and people had been trying for weeks to get
him banned. Now I wash my hands of both of you....


ThE Admin


You are an idiot if you think that one of the best players in the game
is CHEATING to get his kills. Just message Tarnus about his abilities
as an attacker (You know Tarnus, right? The guy who created the game
you run so poorly? Yeah, that guy.)

Here's a question, how did The Godfather get 42 kills? Pkew! How about
learn to check logs and such before as an admin accusing someone of
cheating. As far as The Godfather, he should know better than to fall
for one of the oldest tricks in the attacking book. I'd be ashamed if
I had his record and skills, and still got beaten on a trick that has
been around for years.



  


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This is just a classic example of admin abuse.  Worse, this is not the only time things have happened like this on that server.  I mentioned the EoB server to SlayeR, without telling him what had transpired.  He immediately starts saying how the admin is an idiot, and is a terrible admin.  I ask him to explain.  First off, lets say this, the EoB server is fast, and you get 100,000 turns.  It has a ship HIGHER than the Battle Cruiser, so you can imagine good-sized scores.  Not to mention that a mere 25 quad (Right after trillions) buys the Kabal Raider.  Well, apparently, SlayeR SOMEHOW made enough money to buy a Kabal Raider (Adam, or Patience, who is currently in 2nd place on the server has enough to do so at this point of the game, and was going to buy me one before the start of this weekend, so I could hit the top players) and his score got really big, really quickly.  Admin cannot explain this (Gee what a retard...) and then decides that SlayeR's score does not count, so he does not put him on the list of past winners, instead putting the #2 player on the list.



The moral of the story?  The admin of the Empires of Blood server is not worthy of running a game.  He should be banned from ever running a game, because he does not think through decisions, he is prejudiced, and he makes poor decisions, based on emotions, and not what is right, just, or fair.  In short, he is the worst type of cheater a game can have, one with all power over the rest of the players, and he uses that power to get his own way.


  Title: Singles Tourney - Day Two
Jul 30, 2007 - 11:16 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Well, I didn't login at the beginning of the day, which screwed me.  My planets were maxed for several hours, and it gave Spar7an enough time to borrow money from Kyuubi in order to hit Ghost rider, the supposed cheater.  After that, both climbed well in rankings.  I would have had the funds to take him out without boring from other players, but was unable to login.

Additionally, I took some planets of Priam, then his brother (Hedron) tried to SM me, but I nailed him first.  While I was cleaning up the sector, I was surprised by Kyuubi attacking.  Apparently Hedron had asked him to hit me.  Oh well, I lost a ship worth 30b and a few b in cash I had on my ship.  No big loss, I was still ranked #2.

Now, I am trying to catch Spar7an, which is tough, because he got a jump start by hitting the #1 person, with help.  He also did not have to sell his cargo ship which I did, (The one that had put me into #1 originally, a 240 hull'd Colombus)  in order to buy the Razorback I used to nearly kill Ghost rider (I had a tech failure on beams AND fighters, else he would have been toasted instead of just damaged.)  In addition, he did not lose said Razorback.  Still, the fight is not impossible.  I have changed to a more peaceful approach again, but we'll see how long it lasts.

Current rankings, as of Midnight EST:

1   1,066,444   Elysium   Unyielding Hierophant   4/0   12   7   44   15   31   Evil   2,035   76   14,046   Jul 30, 2007 - 12:19pm
2 793,952 John McClane Die Hard 1/1 15 4 14 28 2 Evil 2,145 49 16,177 Jul 30, 2007 - 4:55pm
3 634,646 Morpheus The Gunslingers 4/2 11 7 11 15 4 Neutral 2,005 44 14,507 Jul 30, 2007 - 4:37pm
4 540,646 Reborn The Underworld 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 21 67 8,055 Jul 30, 2007 - 3:04pm
5 333,095 Darow Online No Mans Land 1/1 1 2 8 8 2 Neutral 551 28 11,966 Jul 30, 2007 - 5:01pm
6 282,537 Tensa Live Soft 0/0 0 0 2 3 0 Neutral 281 26 10,795 Jul 30, 2007 - 2:56pm
7 177,296 Lucky Starr Oeil Diabolique 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 290 15 11,930 Jul 30, 2007 - 4:44pm
8 162,126 Satman 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 Neutral 228 15 10,563 Jul 30, 2007 - 10:58am
9 135,039 Priam Severed Empire 0/0 0 9 11 12 0 Neutral 132 11 12,574 Jul 30, 2007 - 3:50pm
10 131,034 Trinity9 0/0 0 1 5 4 1 Neutral 334 11 12,160 Jul 30, 2007 - 8:14am
11 126,256 Misterq 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 192 15 8,172 Jul 29, 2007 - 6:39am
12 43,357 Anubys 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 0 0 0 Jul 25, 2007 - 2:26am
13 35,352 Dark King AoA 0/3 3 3 3 1 1 Neutral 113 2 16,130 Jul 30, 2007 - 3:38pm
14 31,104 Poseidon 0/4 1 4 3 1 0 Neutral 0 5 6,608 Jul 29, 2007 - 6:05pm
15 29,284 Ash Gold Monkey 0/1 0 5 3 4 0 Neutral 0 3 9,429 Jul 30, 2007 - 3:44pm
16 13,309 Daedalus 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 0 0 0 Jul 19, 2007 - 11:39am
17 10,564 Big MoonWhackers 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 0 0 0 Jul 27, 2007 - 9:13am
18 10,498 Ejoty 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 0 0 0 Jul 24, 2007 - 12:15am
19 10,360 Lightning 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 Neutral 0 0 0 Jul 25, 2007 - 3:45pm


  Title: Singles Tourney - Day One
Jul 30, 2007 - 11:07 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Day ended with just some people starting to work up their score.  Had one possible cheater, who managed to jump from 10360 score to 280k score in one turn.  He was attacking Spar7an, and podded Kyuubi, so I changed tactics and bought a ship.  Damaged him over 2/3 armor, and dropped his Hulls to 115.  He flew to Sol, logged off, and logged in 5 minutes later with a 250 hull.  I know this, because Spar7an had a spy on his ship.

  Title: Author's Den
Jul 28, 2007 - 5:26 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

http://www.authorsden.com/jedidiahbird

I signed up for that a week or two ago, it is a fun place to post some stuff you've written.


  Title: Kyuubi, Oakman, Moonraker?
Jul 6, 2007 - 6:31 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Kyuubi, dude, do you just not have any morals?  I know damn well you had a NAP with Midas, why did you go attack him?

And Oakman/Moonraker, I am ASHAMED of you two.  I thought I knew both of you two better than that.  I am so appalled that you guys would break NAPs so easily.


EDIT:

Here are the facts.  Kyuubi had a NAP with Midas, the NAP had been around for a long time.  One of Kyuubi's teammates broke the NAP.  Midas messaged Kyuubi about the infringement.  Kyuubi said he was too busy to take care of the problem right then.  Midas needed something done right away, so he offered a bounty for the death of Kyuubi's teammate.  I obliged.  Not to brag or anything, but it took me all of about 20 minutes from logging in to read the bounty, find some intel, and pod Kulva (Kyuubi's teammate).  Okay, fair enough, now Kyuubi gets mad because he didn't have time to deal with HIS problem, and someone else dealt with it first.  Kyuubi needed to understant that every minute he was "too busy" Kulva was hitting planets belonging to Midas' team, or shooting Midas' teammates.  The problem needed to be resolved right then, not in a couple hours when Kyuubi was done watching TV.

After that incident, Kyuubi flew into a rage at Midas, because Midas didn't wait for him to resolve the problem, and now Kyuubi had to pay for another ship for Kulva.  The end result was Kyuubi being in PMS mode, and Midas saying Kyuubi had bad leadership skills.

To resolve this, Kyuubi decides to "Nullify" all his team's NAPs over the Independence Day holiday, and proceed to attack Midas, without giving Midas a chance to even login, let alone send him a message like Kyuubi made a shout about having all teams still interested in NAPs to message him.  Somehow, Kyuubi has this strange way of thinking that because he made a shout about dissolving his NAPs, it was somehow *NOT* breaking his word and backstabbing somebody.  Any halfway intelligent being can see this is just a power-play from a guy who has nothing but friends above him on the server and wants to make up for having his ePeen wounded by Midas' scathing remarks about his lack of leadership skills.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Jul 6, 2007 - 8:38 pm


  Title: Family Vacation
Jun 15, 2007 - 9:55 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

http://birdfamilychronicles.blogspot.com/

This is a link to our family's blog, setup conveniently for our family vacation.  We will be posting pictures, video, and commentary every day (Hopefully...No guarantee we will have signal the nights we are staying in the Everglades.)

Anyway, feel free to check it out and comment, although, keep everything clean, as the site is linked on various church websites and stuff (Yes, it truly sucks, but I think I can hold my vulgar tongue for ten days, maybe.)


  Title: I probably forgot to mention...
Jun 7, 2007 - 9:30 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Many, many ages ago, there was some controversy with the team captain nominations for the .30 Draft Tourney.  The controversy was not exactly over the nominations, but about comments made while nominating.  Mainly the comment, "The have both been #1 in a .30 game."  I mentioned that Kilroy had never finished a game at #1, and that several other players had been in the #1 spot on a .30 game for atleast a few weeks.  Apparently, people thought that his particular accomplishments were better than a player who dealt the complete annihilation of any players trying to get close in score, or a player who got his two teammates into the top5 plus his #1 position, or a player who started the game, became #1, suicided, started the game again, became #1, suicided, started the game again, became #1 again, etc.  Well, because of this, I decided to make a little bet.  I guaranteed that Kilroy would not end #1.  Well, he hasn't been #1 for a while, but this is the best part.


5   28,286,086   Kilroy   Suicide 1/2   125   93   96   Neutral   4,802   319   88,741   Jun 6, 2007 - 6:30pm


  Title: You are correct, Hedron. Apologies.
May 23, 2007 - 9:06 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

[May 23, 2007 - 3:11pm] hedron: Ok mr.wetback im not the one with 50+ kills in main you are the one podding noobs

Borg's ship has been destroyed.
An escape pod was launched!

Sorry, you are correct, I am the one podding noobs.  Again, sorry for the misunderstanding.


  Title: Hard to find
May 19, 2007 - 9:37 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

After scouring the server list, I've concluded that it is about impossbile to find a site with the new code that is running fast settings.  I'd really like to get into one, but don't feel like either working with obsolete code, or playing another slow game.  I've got main going, but it is overly slow and cumbersome trying to get anything done.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on May 19, 2007 - 9:39 pm


  Title: Tourney, Day 7: Combat and Alliances
May 18, 2007 - 12:14 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

The 7th day of the tourney was marked by a historic alliance, with Kilroy's team and Blitz's team forming an alliance to take down PhirePhly's team.  First, though, was the Legion's strike.  We hit Kilroy's team very hard, destroying must of their planets.  At this point, they begged Blitz's help, and he came in to the fight.

I'll start by saying, yes, I lost my ship, and yes it was mostly my fault.  However, there was some error on the part of the PC I was using.  It has an old version of Firefox, and what I normally due, keep lots of tabs at the top, cylce through them in proper orders and F5 to refresh for specific results, does not work.  It doesn't work, because the older version of Firefox does not supprt F5 refreshes, instead, it requires a Ctrl + R or something.  I did become aware of this while playing but I kept forgetting, and many times found myself without what I had planned on doing (Not changing sectors when I should, not refilling, etc).  Once Blitz came into the fight, I should have been a little more cautious, but I had a chance to come up and nail him in the back.  However, my planetary refresh of Energy, Fighters, and Torpedoes did not work.  I ended up sitting in Sol, due to attacking his ship w/o energy.

Oh well, day 7 was a fairly bad day for us overall, we dropped 400k points total after hitting the planets and losing my ship.  At that point we had 33m score, versus 17.1m and 14.1m, as Kilroy's team had lost twice as much, with 800k score lost due to the attacks.


  Title: Tourney, Day 6: Bang Bang!
May 16, 2007 - 11:21 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Day six was fantastic, other than learning the server will probably be shut down.  It was broken for a couple hours, then when it came back up, there was a huge fight in the shoutbox.  Alf doesn't want to deal with it anymore.  Oh well.

Still, I podded Lightning, in a Super Cargo, and then Hedron, which was more rewarding, because he was in a Voyager, and online hunting me.  He nearly had me, and infact did some minor damage before I hit Sol, upgraded with the money I'd taken off his planets, and came back for more.  He didn't have anything left to give, it seems.


  Title: Tourney, Day 6: A Hero Returns, more bitterness, and the beat goes on.
May 16, 2007 - 1:01 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Day 6.  Moonraker finally returns and starts working on planets.  This is very good news, as it will help our team rises even faster.  Another player gets in on the action, my friend Valience.  He'd stayed at the back the whole time, but atleast built a few planets.  Unfortunately, he wasted a lot of turns, due to not even basing the planets, and where as his score would now be 1.1-1.4m if they had been based, he is still down around 300k.  A minor setback, when he gets back on they will be fixed.

The bitterness I feel for a teammate is fairly strong, and after losing a chance at taking out an enemy's Voyager due to said teammate not spreading his wealth around, and then a further miscommunication on my part, has led to me being very bitter.  I was drafted into the team to run the attack squadron, and as such haven't used my turns on personal planets.  I rely on teammates for my upgrades.  As such, my income is probably 4th, 5th, or even 6th on the team, and I can't handle all of my own upgrades.  I just need people to help get me to where I can be effective.  Especially considering that I am by far the most experienced combat pilot on the team, with the possible exception of Moonraker, although he is a lot more mellow than past operations.

Near the end of the day, two things happen.  One, is a stroke of genious.  The other, not so much.  Starting with the bad first, I lose my remaining RS sector.  I logged in while it was happening, but only had a minute or two, and Hedron had already left the sector when he saw me login.  There were four planets in the sector, and he had taken three.  What is good, is that he destroyed these planets also.  Rather than let him get the fourth one I destroyed it, too.  This sector was a very profitable sector for me while I had it, and I already miss it.  The largest planet alone with no dignitaries was able to produce either 650b credits every 4 hours with tending every 15 minutes, or 410b credits every 4 hours just pulling the credits off at the start and at the end.  Better to not have these planets in enemy hands.

The other thing, I can't really get in to, but as I said, a stroke of genious.  Very much helps increase our score lead.

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  Title: Tourney, Day 5: Attacked and Angry
May 16, 2007 - 12:44 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

On the fifth day of the match, I lose the planets I'd taken from Big.  This is a heavy blow, because they were big money producers, 800b-1T/day.  The only good part is seeing that Blitz destroyed them instead of keeping them.  It'll keep his income down some by destroying them.  I also lost Hedron's old area, to Hedron.  He destroyed the planets too, so its not bad.

I'm fighting a little with a teammate over some things, but everything else is doing fine.  Our lead is continuing to explode, although there are still two very worthy teams on the field.  Kilroy's team appears to be building very rapidly, and starts getting some good-sized players.  Blitz's team only has a couple working together, although they are able to keep pace with Kilroy for the most part.


  Title: Tourney, Day 4: Slow Days in May
May 16, 2007 - 12:38 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

There was very little action going on for the fourth day of the Tourney.  I wanted a teammate to help with a project, and he didn't want to.  Oh well, I'd eventually get things done anyway.

My team, however, is moving up the ranks very rapidly.  We have a good core of players taking care of each other's stuff, and everything keeps running smoothly.  The lead is building, and the other teams are dropping fast.


  Title: Tourney, Day 3: Ticket to Sol, wrecking a Voyager, and other musings.
May 16, 2007 - 12:33 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

The third day of the tourney was mostly uneventful, save for finding a location with some of Hedron's planets (Along with TheCableGuy, Kilroy, and GreenDragon).  After a small amount of work, the planets were taken, and I anxiously awaited the mouse walking into the trap.

Hedron flies in to the sector to do his thing.  My Sector Missle flies forth, and prayers are answered, he was carrying energy.  Hedron's ship is destroyed, and I get a giddy feeling just thinking about him going, Huh?  How'd I get here?

Well, that was fun.  My team is starting to build a small lead, with a small core of players working together.

After this, Richard finds a nice sector of Blitz, which would have resulted in their team being taken out for atleast three days, probably a week.  Kyuubi and Blitz on planets, and about five or six stored ships, according to my probe.  In addition to that, a good 250b+ credits.  Problem is, I needed the planets nova bombed, and no one had any way to do it.  While wondering what to do, Blitz logged in, and we engaged in a little cat-and-mouse war.  After a few minutes though, I lost.  I was expecting an SM, and got hit with a ship attack.  This ends up doing 600b damage to my ship, which hurts severely when considering I have a 315b loan out at the time.  Still, team is pushing forward.


  Title: Tourney, Day 2: The Blockade Is Lifted
May 16, 2007 - 12:21 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

The blockade on the tourney got lifted in the middle of the night, Day 2.  While it was fun to be able to play again, my team was hit pretty good by Oakman, taking a lot of credits.

I was able to get some help with IGB loans and all, and eventually bought my Voyager, which was used to retake the planets Oakman took from Nick, and also, my team had found Big's lair, and with much glee I set about sending him to Sol, and taking his planets.  Not a bad day in all, still mumurs of unrest in the galaxy.


  Title: Tourney, Day 1: My Side...
May 10, 2007 - 10:20 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Day one of the tourney was very exciting.  I stayed up late into the night due to a poor choice of starting time/day.  I called in to work on a Thursday because I hadn't slept and couldn't drive in the shape I was in.  The inital part was as I figured it would be.  I scouted the galaxy searching for people I could pod.  I got the first kill in the tourney, Cool Cat, from AB's team.  I also left small presents in a number of sectors, which account for an additional two deaths, Tom Bomb, also from AB's team, and TheCableGuy, a big mouth from Kilroy's team.  Slowing them down I call it.  In addition to that, I found AB's first two attempts at planets, which he had to abandon after I showed up.

Then I slept.

I woke up much later, and went to see what was going on.  Seems our team was doing poorly.  No one had even tried to snowball, except Nick Fury.  Say what you will about him, he is a loyal friend and a good player.  He'd started a couple planets and had a pretty decent ship by this time.  That's what prompted our change in strategies.

We  had several players online on MSN, so I got us together in one conversation, and said we needed to do something, before we only had one player in the top 8-9.  What we decided to do, using a template for startup that Nick, Nexus, and myself have been able to perfect, we used a combination of IGB Loans, and sharing a single ship.  This allowed us to increase our earnings over what we would have made seperately.  Good plan, right?  I say yes.  Others say no.  Alf will decide in the end.

Things got heated when our tactics were "discovered" by Big.  Suddenly the word "exploit" is being thrown around like confetti.  Words fly.  Some obscene words fly from Nick.  Some angry words fly toward me, about Nick.  I'm only human, I can't control a teammate, especially since I am not the team captain.  I do talk to Nick and he apologizes for the language.  Eventually, the federation police forces were called in, resulting in a lockdown of the entire galaxy until things could get settled.

As yet, the lockdown is still in place, and I have to get some sleep.  This will really hurt the players who have to work in the morning and didn't get a chance to really do anything before the lockdown.  Note to self, do not pick a day in the middle of the week in order to start the tournament.  Players in the USA who worked today were mostly unable to play at all due to the lockdown being issued right before most people returned home.


  Title: Newest...
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:53 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

My Haunted Memory


I cry for mercy from this pain.
Never more to feel this shame.
Abandoned to the whims of fate.
Always subject to the hate.
Hatred burning in their eyes.
Mercy, Mercy, are my cries.
Feeling this despair so strong.
How I wish to right this wrong.
Memory haunts me day by day.
Turns my sunshine to gray.
Skies are dark here comes the rain.
I cry for mercy from this pain.


  Title: Apparently...
Apr 29, 2007 - 1:39 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I'm the only one who spends several hours a day refreshing the main aatraders.com website to check for new posts/blogs/comments.  Sadly...Worse is when I refresh for an entire weekend, and the only changes are the extra posts I add.  Oh well...

  Title: Congratz!!
Apr 23, 2007 - 2:51 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

To me!!  I passed Tarnus on most read blogs, go me!!  Currently it is only by a slim margin (2 views) but I am confident I can increase this margin with hard work and dedication!

  Title: F_cking Sick...
Apr 16, 2007 - 5:33 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Shooting at Virginia Tech Campus, 33 dead, 29 wounded


I'm sick to my stomach right now.  I can't believe this can happen.

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  Title: Lady Shondra
Apr 14, 2007 - 1:16 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

I don't know who all remembers Lady Shondra, she was a very old player in the BNT code, and she is currently fighting cancer.  I would like everyone to say a special prayer for her, so that she can get better and have many more years of being such a wonderful person.  If anyone has any personal messages for her, I will see if I can convince her to check in on her AAT profile every now and then.  Thank you guys so much!

  Title: Kyuubi
Apr 13, 2007 - 10:10 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Probably the most despicable player in the game.  Wants to play around and attack my planets, though we were on decent terms (I was his team captain back the ONLY time he ever was worth anything) so I tell him we can have a little fun with taking planets and everything, but no ships.

I login today to find that he sold my team out to Guts (Ak5intoe).  Gee, he claims he did nothing wrong because he never touched our ships (He busted in and then let Guts get the ships, he just took everything else.)

What a coward.  I used to trust this guy, but he is about the most untrustworthy player I have ever met.


  Title: How to piss off Max Griswald.
Apr 13, 2007 - 9:25 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I'll give a litte how-to on pissing me off.  First off, I'm going to say that this is probably not appropriate, and is offensive to some.  Infact, if certain people (The NAACP) had their way, I'd probably be arrested for these comments.  However, I'm still posting them, because I have to.  It is my job as an American citizen.

The fastest and most effective way to piss me off is to pull some bullshit "racist" card.  Someone makes a comment, not intended to be racist or degrading, and suddenly you have a whole flock of NIGGERS (Yes, I'm not afraid to use the word when pertaining to those cocksucking sons of bitches who feel it is OWED to them to have everything handed to them on a silver platter.  These dumb fucking people have never had a goddamn hardship in their LIFETIME, not any more than every other fucking person in the world.  But just because they are BLACK, they think they are entitled to some special treatment.  Get fucking real.) trying to have that person lynched.  The dumb mother fuckers either don't understand, or don't care, that it is because of their ARROGANCE, and LACK OF RESPECT, that there is even a race issue in this country.  A phrase such as Nappy Head, is suddenly the ultimate sin, even though these fucking niggers dress their kids in clothing from a company called Nappy Head.  The phrase means someone have short, curly, tightly coild hair.  A white guy could have a nappy head.  But when someone makes a comment involving this phrase, suddenly the guy needs to be tarred and feathered.  What the fuck gives?  You goddamn hypocrites.

Same thing goes for the term nigger.  Listen to any RAP song, and if you don't hear it 10 times you are listening to John Michael Montgomery trying to do rap.  A country-rap song is not rap.  Go ahead, listen to 50 Cent, Chingy, G-Unit, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Ludacris, etc.  You find they use the word more times than any other humans alive.  Yet, you turn around and not even CALL SOMEONE that, and suddenly you are racist and deserve to get arrested or something.  I used to work with a black guy (I've worked with lots of them, one of my very good friends is black, my sister's fiance is black, her baby is mixed, my roommate's two kids are mixed, I have a mixed brother, I'm not some crazy racist that hates all black people.  I hate people that think the world owes them.  I don't owe anyone shit for something some people a hundred years ago or more did to people who have been dead for two generations or more.  Fuck you if you think that shit flies with me.  I've got a strong Native American background, we got dicked over as much as anyone, but you don't hear me complaining because my great, great, great, great, great grandparents were marched fucking thousands of miles to live on a reservation because people wanted the land they used to live on.  Yes, thats bullshit, but, IT WAS YEARS AGO!!!) Anyway, worked with this guy who was black.  He didn't like me much, found every excuse to argue with me.  Anyway, long story short, we got in an arguement, and he said something about being his nigga.  I replied, I ain't your nigga, so back off.  His response, WELL THEN WHO THE FUCK IS?  WHO'S THE FUCKING NIGGER?!  My response, What the fuck man, just shut up.  His response, NO, YOU TELL ME WHO THE FUCK THE NIGGER IS!  At this point, I started to turn around, and he grabbed my arm.  Now, sorry to say, but he had already crossed the line, and I didn't even think twice before laying his ass out in the middle of a parking lot.  I also didn't think twice about continuing to beat his ass until I was sure he wasn't going to continue with any more remarks.  I lost my job over that (Well, I was put on probation, so I quit...) and had criminal charges brought against me, which were thrown out because of several witnesses (Including two black people) testified that my side of the story was true and that I never made any racist remarks.

What pisses me off most about this though, is that I constantly see racist remarks from blacks, and nothing ever is even said.  I see some of the sickest comments made by nigger-run websites, and no outcry is heard.  Were I to run a website that made the same comments toward niggers, I'd probably be thrown in jail.  That pisses me off.


Disclaimer:
If you are in any way offended by this Blog, then go fucking cry yourself to sleep.  I don't care about your feelings, as you undoubtedly don't care about mine.


  Title: Appendix I
Apr 9, 2007 - 3:30 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

The tall, deeply muscled figure stepped into the control room without fanfare.  His long black trench coat fluttered as he stood there, an unnatural breeze eerily causing the movement.  He glanced to his First Officer.

"Why was I not immediately told of the proximity of the Fallen One?!  You took the ship into manuevers without my authority, and cost us trillions of credits in repairs!"  His four hands were all balled into fists, one slamming a tritanium girder and causing the ship to emit a groaning protest.

"Sir, there was really no time, the Fallen One attacked us while we were heading into port."  The First Officer wiped the sweat from his brow.

"And yet there was time to launch attacks on four planets the Fallen One had created in an effort to trap us?  Do not lie to me, I am not a forgiving Captain."

Once known as Lord Admiral Griswald of the New Jedi Order, commander of the vast fleets of the Order's Navy, Max had simply adopted the title Captain after the disintegration of the Order.  Now, though, he was no longer even known as Captain Griswald, he was deep under cover, and as such was using the alias Captain Kendrick.  Subterfuge was not new to him, he had held many aliases over the years since the Order's collapse.  Charon, the Boatman.  Anubis, the Jackal.  Grymm, the Reaper.  There were others, to be sure, too numerous to count.  He had no need to hide, held no fear of his enemies, but he was cautious.

The current situation was dire, though.  Not only had a surprise attack resulted in trillions of credits worth of repairs, the pride of the his fleet of cargo ships had sustained irreparable damages, due to a minefield laid by the Fallen One.  Oh, Griswald had not been piloting the ship at the time, one of his less experienced Captains had held the bridge.  No fault was given to the other Captain though, Griswald knew he should have been safer with the ship.  He had tried to cut corners when it came to cost, in an effort to streamline production.  His gambit had failed though, and cost an additional forty trillion credits, on top of the sixty trillion his repairs had cost.  To further make matters worse, two of his less experienced pilots had gotten into some trouble, one had six trillion credits worth of repairs on his ship, and another had eight trillion credits worth of loans and bounties that had to be taken care of.  If not for his brother, Ramstien, Griswald knew he would have sailed on to better galaxies long ago.

As it stood now, Griswald knew he had to get his troops back on their feet, and soon, because all hell was about to break loose when the Fallen One was finally able to lock sights on the peace loving empire of the Grand Queen PhirePhly.  Griswald and the Queen and long been allies, and he knew that he would need to be the shield of the empire in her time of need.


  Title: Whoa!!
Mar 11, 2007 - 4:29 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

Better not let this fall off the top 10 most read

I guess I'll do a little teeny update.  I've been busy real busy in real life, new jobs, new roommates, dead roommates (No joke, my previous roommate died December 17th, at 9:51pm, Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, due to complications after a heart attack...) basically, my life has been throwing me around for laughs.

I decided to test out the reset main, and have done fairly well on that, although I'm still not yet #1, maybe someday

Anyway, trying to get used to all the stuff with the 0.30 code, which can be tricky, but overall (with a few exceptions) is more balanced than the 0.21 code.  My only qualm is that the main is set up as such a slow server, with only 10 turns every 6 minutes.  Sure, once you are settled, if you don't do a lot of building and/or attacking, you don't use a lot of turns, but 15/tick would be so much nicer while you are trying to grow.  I just spent two hours taking an SG set that should have taken 15 minutes, because I was only able to get one A&R off per 6 minutes, and eventually ended up losing 15% of the captured credits of the entire SG, because I had 0 turns, and wasn't able to pull credits from a planet before the tick, so it went from 5.9T credits to 1.2T credits when the rollover occured.  I cried.

Anyway, not much else to report, just noticed I was hanging by a thread at the bottom of the list of top blogs, so figured I would update


  Title: Well...How about that?
Sep 3, 2006 - 7:07 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Sector defense fighters are attacking you!


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Fighters Torps Armor
You  10,528,284   1,917,652   1,917,652  
Sector Defense  7,290,412   59,556    
  

Fighter Exchange

You lost all fighters.


Your ship has exhausted all availible fighters.




Fighter to Torpedo/Mine Exchange

You lost all torpedoes.


Your ship has exhausted all availible fighters.




Ship Torpedo to Sector Fighter Exchange
  
You have exhausted your availible torpedoes.




Sector Fighter to Ship Armor Exchange
Your armor is hit for 1,917,652 damage.

Your armor has been breached!

  


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Fighters Torps Armor
You  0   0   0  
Sector Defense  7,290,412   59,556    
  

You lost 1,917,652 armor points, 10,528,284 fighters, and used 1,917,652 torpedoes.


Your ship has been destroyed!

Luckily you have an escape pod!

Click here to return to the main menu.


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Here is the deal, I knew the location of some planets that had belonged to someone who had died.  I tried to RS to one of the sectors, but it said there was some fighters.  I created a link to scan, and it showed all three planets as independent, and it also showed the SD.  I wasn't sure what the SD was, but I had no way of finding out who the SD belonged to.  I wanted the planets, as they were a pretty good-sized set, and I am trying to catch back up to the rest of the pack, and thus need to be able to make some money.

I tried to get into the sector, but the sector defense turned out to belong to a bounty player, which resulted in the destruction of my hard-earned ship.  Infact, that was the THIRD ship I have had to replace in the last couple weeks, twice due to bugs in the game, and then this last one, which was in no way any fault of my own, it was a flaw in the design of the game.  So far, I am close to 300T credits out on those lost ships, which doesn't seem like much, but when I keep trying to fight into the top 20, and keep losing ships to stupid stuff like that, it is a big deal.  The fact that I am only able to login once a week, and have been able to keep up with the mid-range group for the whole round, and have been on the verge of breaking back into the top 20 three different times (each time I seem to lose a ship) shows that I am not an unskilled player making mistakes.  Infact, I have only two deaths on my record now, and each one has come from either a bug (refreshing a non-attack screen that somehow sent me into battle) or a poorly designed aspect of the game (not being able to see who controls the SD, or atleast be able to see if the SD is owned by a player who is a bounty.)  The first ship I lost due to a bug wasn't counted as a death, because it just took the ship, it was not involved in any combat.

I think, to remedy the situation that just happend to me, when you scan a sector, you need to be able to see who owns the defense, or atleast if it is a bounty player.  Otherwise there is just too much abuse possible with not being able to see who owns the defense, if not the person who owns the planets.

The other option would be to only have the sector defense of a bounty player unbreakable IF THAT PLAYER OWNS THE SECTOR!

That is an important difference than the way it is right now, and would protect the bounty players, without allowing for the abuse in the bounty system.  Basically, if a player owns a sector (has both the planets and the defense) then anyone to whom he is a bounty cannot attack him.  That is the intended goal, so that larger players cannot bust defense for smaller players to come in and wipe of the planets.  I don't neccessarily agree with the goal, but I will live with it.  The path to the goal so far has been flawed.

EDIT:

I forgot to mention, TH and many others are wondering why there is such a decline in the number of players on the game.  The biggest reason for this is simply because the 0.30 code is still not a stable version.  There are so many bugs and loopholes that have direct impact on gameplay, that people do not want to waste their time just to see it amount to nothing.  In addition to the overall lack of stability, many players hit one "wall" (a specific bug/issue) and don't see anything being done, and give up.  When the main game first reset, many great attackers tried it out, and they all hit the same wall, which was that attacking was impossible.  Even against crappy players, if they'd dropped a little SD, no one could touch them.  CrashNBurn, SlayeR, Big, and myself had all experienced that, and all three of the others ended up self-destructing.  It took weeks of complaining to finally get anything done about the problem, and what annoyed most people was that it got fixed right about the time that one of the dev team started getting ready to be able to do some attacking.  Certainly, he is one of the best attackers, and once he was able to see the problem firsthand, he was able to realize there really was a problem, but, the fact is that some of the greatest attackers in the game besides him had pointed out the problem, and their oppinions weren't even listened to.  I'm sorry, but some of us have spent years honing our skills and we know what we are talking about.  Certainly, no one listens to me due to the fact that I have a bad (admittedly) habit of going off the deep end and ranting, but I still know my stuff.  Players who dedicate as much time to something as some of us have to this game, we expect that our voices will be heard and atleast listened to and given a REASON our suggestions aren't implemented, we don't like being ignored.  That being said, most of the good players don't even want to spend their time with a game that is still having so many problems, and then not have their suggestions taken seriously.  There's a big "Why bother?" going on.

In order to get the players back and new players to stay, their voices have to be heard, without having people act like they're idiots (sorry, but replies to suggestions should NOT be written by PJ.  I totally respect his skill at what he does with the code, but he is like me in a lot of aspects, such as NOT a great customer service guy.  That is not to take anything away from here, some people were born to deal with assholes, and some were born to be them and some people aren't able to do either.)  In addition to voices being heard, the game has to stablize.  That won't happen over night, and we don't expect it to, but you won't have 500+ players on the server until it is not prone to massively destructive bugs (imagine if I had not kept hounding TH to add the fix to the main which would keep me from linking to SG sectors that already had max links.  If I had kept my mouth shut about it, I could have abused it until the end of the round, and done some serious rearranging of the top lists.)

So, to sum up, listen to the players, and work on fixing bugs in the existing code before starting on fun extras, and eventually it will pick back up.  Although, you do have to realize that its more of a niche market than it was years ago, because now people can play online games with graphics

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Sep 3, 2006 - 7:39 pm


  Title: absolutely nothing to say...
Jul 23, 2006 - 9:03 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

but good god, the site is dead as soon as I leave!   what the hell is everyone's problems?  start posting some stuff, please!

  Title: *yawn*
Jul 2, 2006 - 4:00 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

my blog needs something to keep it up there....yet I don't have time to sit and write these damn things....I wonder if there is a program out there that will automatically write blogs for you every couple days....hrrrmmmm....

  Title: Well...
Jun 8, 2006 - 6:37 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

I guess I need to do *something* here if I intend to keep my blogs listed in the top10 most read blogs!  let me see, there is not much to chat about though...hrrrmmm...

OH!! yes, I have it!  I am going to re-compile my building guide, finish my attacking guide, and throw in a bunch of nifty tricks, and sell an e-guide for AAT!  sounds good, eh?  I guess I have to chat with TH and PJ to see if I need to pay them anything, but it shouldn't be much.  I will be selling two versions, one for beginers through intermediate players, and one for advanced players.  thus far, the prices are going to be $7.50 USD for the beginers book, and $12 for the advanced book.  in the first book, I will cover the basics, that will teach you how to attack and how to build, also going into basic team-play issues.  the second book will be primarily team-based, giving all the details for team play, and it will also cover all the little tricks and quirks that will help you achieve great success.  if you ask any of my normal teammates, I am totally team-oriented, and have some very good tricks for teamplay, so this book is a must have.

anyone who is interested should PM me for details, and I will put you on the waiting list.  if I can get atleast a couple people interested in either book, I will start work immediately, and can have the the first book ready by the end of next week, and the second one sometime shortly thereafter.

for an additional $5 fee, you will be added to my mailing list, which will be so you can receive e-mail updates whenever I think of or discover new tricks (to receive the advanced tricks, you have to have paid for the advanced e-book, plus the mailing fee list).

I use PayPal, so I can easily take any form of payment.


  Title: tourney
Mar 15, 2005 - 2:52 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

nations tourney would be fun, but some places only have like 1-2 players, they'd get screwed, and some places have like 10+, so if it was a max of 6, only the first 6 could play, and the rest would get screwed too...

if not a nation tourney, why not a draft?  thats fun!


  Title: Griswald's CHRISTMAS corner!
Dec 25, 2004 - 9:15 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

I'm going to keep this short for reasons pertaining to spending time with family, etc.

First off, I must say, MERRY CHRISTMAS to EVERYONE!  I really hope everyone is having a great time wherever they are.  Just don't get too carried away.

Second off, welcome PHASER!  You are awesome, and I am so glad to hear from you again!  I'd have to say, dial-up is only better than no connection if you aren't playing a game, but its fine for chatting, so don't be a stranger!

Lastly, what can I say, I love everyone of you guys (even if I don't like some of you) so just please, be safe!


  Title: Griswald's Corner 2nd EDITION
Dec 22, 2004 - 5:34 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

Max Griswald on...

His new job...

Well, did I mention I got a job?  Not what I wanted, but heck, I needed something to make some extra cash.  I'll be working at the Advance Auto corporate HQ until I get bored.  Only doing help desk type stuff right now, maybe more later?



His new gun...

Lucky me, I entered a raffle for a new air-pistol, and won.  Just picked it up today.  Its the kind that shoots rubber BBs and small paintballs (BB-sized, .12mm I think, not the big ones)  I've been playing with it most of the day...nothing like busting a paintball in something while listen to some good music.  Metallica's Until it Sleeps is good shooting music.



His damn computer...

Somehow, I got spyware on the damn thing.  Maybe it wasn't me, there are too many people using the computer, but it was there.  ALL the nasty stuff, browser hijacks, sex-dialers, registry hacks, EVERYTHING.  Lets put it this way, I used CWShredder, Ad-Aware, Spy-bot, Stinger, everything.  I had it in safe-mode and everything.  The nasty part, when I tried running Ad-Aware without being in safe-mode, this bugger kept stopping services.exe, which kicks your computer off, unless you have task manager up and can quickly do a start process.  Anyway, I ended up backing up some files and nuking the friggin thing.  40 minutes later, I finally got it reinstalled.  So far, we're in luck, no spyware activity.



Ryanrulez...

Okay Ryan, first off, you've admitted your cheating.  Sharing passwords on this game is cheating.  Second off, if your buddy Jack WAS in Sol in a lvl0 pio, its likely that that wasn't his only ship.  It looks like he lost a ship, which starts him in Sol, and then somebody logged in, but didn't switch ships.  That sets it up for him to get booted, and hence sit in a lvl0 pio with no escape pod.

Second off Ryan, your just plain laughable when reading your blogs.  Against any decent player, you wouldn't stand a chance.  Hell, even if it was ME, you'd have your 10 y/o rear-end handed to ya.  And I'm far from the best.

And lastly, your imagination is pretty lame with your new ships, although I have to admit, the "Booster" idea was pretty original, if pointless.



Finding a lost Saga...

I was at the bookstore last night, looking for some quality reading material, and I stumbled across a brand-new paperback.    I think my heart skipped atleast two beats if not more.  Could this really be the long-lost sequel to Kristin Britain's Green Rider?!?!  Oh my god, it REALLY IS!  I've been waiting for that for about four or five years!  Green Rider is possibly THE best first novel I've ever read by any author.  The second book DOESN'T disappoint.  I spent most of the night reading, finished it off this afternoon (I fell asleep around 7am) about 600 pages of reading, but well worth the time.  Only problem is, I'm hungry for more.  If I thought Jordan would have another book for us in the next month, I'd re-read his series, but I'll wait until sometime next year for that.  Same with George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.  I guess I hate long Sagas merely because I read too damn fast.  I can devour about 900-1300 pages in two days (I started last night at around 1am, so its not like I read for a long time, only about 7 1/2 hours total) and since thats about the largest book you'll find these days in fiction, you can understand why it takes only a mere three weeks to finish off something as imposing even as the Wheel of Time series.  I've made it a habit to re-read the series every time a new book comes out (I've read Eye of the World what, 11 times?)  I can't seem to find more good books to read.




Panama Jack...

Dude, you just need to take a break.  You've worked way too hard, and its time for you to take a break and enjoy the holidays!  Nobody will fault you for that.  Take my advice, find someone you love, and spend some time with them.  Much better than slaving over your PC all day.


  Title: Griswald's Corner 1st EDITION
Dec 8, 2004 - 11:15 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

ryan, take a chill pill, and please, for gods sake, grow up...your WAY worse than I used to be even, and that is saying something.

first off, while I'm no fan of NG, I'd still rather have him on my team than you, any day of the year, so your request to have him killed off in every game has been de-nied.

second off, I've learned that if your going to get violent in your blog, you may aswell not even blog, because NOBODY wants to hear it.

now, I'm sure that your entries will be editted shortly, to remove profanity.  atleast, if they aren't, then I seriously hope that TH and PJ ban your IP from the site.

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Max Griswald on...


GETTING A JOB:

well, on a different side of things, my life is great.  finally going to be working again (is that really a good thing) help desk at advance auto (2nd largest auto parts store in the USA)...not exactly fun, but not exactly horrible either...

QUITTING THE GAME:

I'm doing surprisingly well in quitting AAT, I don't even think about it most days (I used to even DREAM about it, which was the sadest part of the game :,(  )   I do other things to fill my time, like...sleep...I've done that alot lately, since I've been sick as a dog for like a week now...

HIS WEIGHT PROBLEM:

I went to buy some good clothes for an interview (I live in FL, all I own is shorts   ) and got a rude awakening when I went to try on some dress slacks, and had to find the next size higher TWICE!  I used to wear a 32-32 (about 5-6 months ago) but I knew I'd gained some weight, so I went with a 34 instead.  those were too small, so I had to go with the 36.  after trying them on and still being unable to button, I had to face the bitter truth that I wear a size 38 now.  for anyone who doesn't know, that means FAT!  I'm going to start excercising after I get over this damn viral infection.  I hope.

HIS LOVE LIFE:

well, I needed a haircut.  what can I say, I had longish, shaggy hair, which I liked, but interview times call for desperate measures.  I needed a trim.  so the closest (and cheapest) place I could find was this beauty school, where they teach people how to cut hair (its a risk, I know, but anything to save $5 bucks...)  anyway, I ended up getting my hair done by this gal who was insanely gorgeous.  the best part?  I got her phone number!  now...lets see where things go from here.

HIS OTHER FAVORITE GAME(S):

okay, I've been playing ALOT of MU Online (www.muonline.com, original, see?)  which is one of the greatest MMORPG's around, mainly because its free.  thats right, FREE!  diablo 2-esque graphics, thousands and thousands of players, no level-caps, 500,000 different items,  different item LEVELS (normal, +1-+12 or something...) bonuses on certain items (IE a helmet with +4%, 8%, 12% or even 16% defense bonus, or a great scythe with 4,8,12, or 16 additional damage) the ability to have luck on items, having a fairy that can fly around you, give you extra life, and absorb damage, or a satan that sits on your should and gives you a boost in attack power.  ability to have several different styles of WINGS (thats right, you can FLY!  you can also SWIM in an underwater area)  the possibilities are endless.  if you want to ride a horned bired, you can, or if you want to ride a dragon, thats possible too.  feel like becoming an outlaw and killing other players, thats allowed.  how about a guild system that allows for guild-wars, guild SOCCER matches in the ARENA, etc?  also, once you reach lvl150 you can restart at lvl1 with a new class (Magic Gladiator) that has access to all the mage spells, yet the ability to wield any weapons/armour.  or you can be an elf-chick who can summon monsters, heal a party, or cast awesome buffs for defense and attack.  wanna fight solo?  be our guest.  bored and want to find some other people to fight alongside?  our party system is great, allows you to share experience and communicate over any distance.  enough about this game.  as you can see, its my favorite MMORPG.  if you try it, you'll love it.  (I do recommend the Maya servers, rather than Wiggle, especially on slower machines)  also, if you DO try it, and it interests you, than drop me a PM with your character name, and I'll try and hook up with you sometime.  I'm still working my way up, since I've only been playing a few months (and half the time I couldn't actually login) but I can help get new people started easy enough...

other games?  check out Deadzone for the PS2.  phuckin' phenomenal.  the game is awesome!  problem?  two-player on the same console sucks, especially with a 25" screen.  the whole split screen doesn't cut it.  you really need to hook your PS2 up to the net for some serious gaming.

Halo 2.  need I say more?  the game is so awesome I might not ever leave my couch!

Final Fantasy XI online.  I don't actually pay for the normal game (I may, it looks awesome...) but Triad Master is awesome (I really liked the old triple triad from FFVIII better, but Master is growing on me...)

THE HOLIDAYS

well, thankgiving has passed, and I hope it was enjoyable for all.  christmas is now just around the corner, and I want to remind everyone to take a moment and remember what is REALLY important this season.  its not the neat gadgets and gifts, its called family.  make sure you tell someone that is special to you just how you feel.  go the extra mile this holiday season.  also, remember those less fortunate, and if its something that you are able to do, think about a donation of either time or money to an organiztion that help those people.  make sure to check out the organization beforehand though, since there are a number of scams out there.

also, try and cutback on spending this year.  don't just go out and buy something expensive for everyone, give something that is USEFULL, and actually means something to you and to them.  HOME-MADE GIFTS ARE NOT A BAD THING!  I'm making my mom a charm bracelet.  all in all it'll cost me ~$20 when done, but its not how much you spend, its the thought that counts (it really is) and I'm spending my own time to hand make it.  that means so much more than spending $100 and buying some really fancy thing from a store.

think of giving some type of bearer bond or CD.  something that makes a great gift, because it actually GROWS in value.  encourage people to save money.  most of the people in the united states have debt.  I don't understand this, because debt is a BAD THING!  cutback a little, make an extra payment, and you'll be saving alot of extra money.  (I do have debt, but mine is student loans, I don't have credit card debt or anything like that, just the student loans)




  Title: chronos
Dec 5, 2004 - 3:17 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

there is only ONE official AAT website, and that is aatraders.com, any other website CLAIMING to be an official website has violated copyright laws, and is subject to criminal prosecution.  if you see any other website claiming to be an official AAT website, please let us know.

  Title: hola
Dec 3, 2004 - 6:34 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

just checking back in...

two things I see...

slim, you are a cheating bastard.  I wondered how your probes got past three lvls of SD (and yes we DID clear every link from the entrance...had two people with lvl28-30 figs bays spend 1k turns apiece scanning for links...we may have missed one, but you'd still have had to get your probes PAST the SD, which is what I can't figure out...other than you cheated.



secondly, badluck, don't use that name when 0.25 comes out, cause you will be spening your entire career in Sol.  I don't like people backstabbing, and I don't like losing half my planets and 4/5ths of my cash.  when this all happens together, I don't like you.  now, given I swore all I would do was login to consolidate, I won't be taking the planets back, but I will post their location to my team, and to TH's team...along with all the empire info I had been saving up...I refrained from attacking you after you joined the empire while I was still playing, because you guys had a NAP.  when 0.25 comes out, you won't be so lucky...


  Title: well, I guess its my turn to say goodbye...
Nov 24, 2004 - 12:54 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I'm going to take a break from the game.  there are many reasons for this (EDIT:  yes, there ARE alot of reasons, so don't think this whole thing is just a rip on PJ, I've been planning it for awhile, its just sooner than I had thought), and the least of which isn't PJ.  he just doesn't get it.  you don't list a server that is KNOWN to have cheating admins, in a section that is just for servers that are non-standard.  period.  sure, they officially say that the non-standard list should be avioded, but there is no way for a player to judge what non-standard server he wants.  some people like non-standard settings, but nobody wants to deal with cheating admins.


imagine this, you own a car company.  several other people make your cars.  most make them exactly like you do, but some have alterations.

a few make the model you came out with 10 years ago (maybe their hardware can't handle the new stuff?) people still like that car, so they continue buying, from the places that still make it.

some actually turn your car into a performance vehicle.  throwing in a NOS system, or just switching some parts for parts that were designed for performance rather than everyday use.  people get into the performance market, so they buy stuff from these people.

then, you have the ones that just don't care.  they actually take the brake systems out of the car, and roughly disguise it as a "performance" vehicle.  obviously nobody wants this car, because it has no brakes, so nobody would buy it, if they KNEW it didn't have brakes.

you DO know it doesn't, but you don't tell anybody.  you just take all the "non-standard" companies, and list them all together, so people wanting a performance car end up getting a brakeless car and getting killed.  does this do what you intended?  partly, yes.  that keeps those same people from buying the non-standard cars.  that was one of your goals, right?  ofcourse.  the problem is, they are DEAD, they won't be buying any of your STANDARD cars either.  that ISN'T the goal.

the moral of the story?  there is a big difference between performance cars and deathtraps.  likewise there is a big difference between servers with super-high settings, and those with admins that abuse their power.  as the creator of a game, you want players to avoid at ALL COST servers with abusing admins, just like as a car company you'd want customers to avoid buying a car with no brakes.

in the long run, you made the game, all blame eventually falls back on you.  people wouldn't keep buying a brand-X car, if the same model name was associated with hundreds of deadly accidents, and the cause of accident was ruled mechanical failure on the brake system.  people would switch brands.  and the same is true with computer games.  if you keep allowing people to burn themselves on broken games, your going to lose any new players you might have had, because of WORD OF MOUTH, and even some hardcore players might start to question your tactics and leave.

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anyway, I have had a great time playing the game, and maybe when 0.25 comes out, I'll play a little.  I've spent a couple months on the main server, so I will continue doing what I have been doing there, logging in long enough to pull the credits from full planets, and then getting back off.


I have to thank Fiveyes for being the very best builder the game has ever seen, and for helping me so very much.

I thank Bovine for being the FIRST to help me, and always there when I needed him.  

Thank you Alf for being one of the greatest guys I've ever met, it was an honour playing with you.  

Thank you Big, you are truly one of the greatest players, and although I  haven't had too many GOOD encounters with you, I must say, Respect is deserved.  

Thank you Tarnus, for being the co-creator of this great game, and for being a very good friend.  

Thank you Phaser for the great times we've had, great job on that tourney!  

Thank you Tempest for the great DE server, there is some controversy over it, and I admit it looked very suspicious at times, but it was still fun.  

Thank you DarkSoul for being there when needed.

Thank you Satman for everything, you were both a great friend and a great enemy, perhaps the greatest player in the game (it is debatable though.)

Thank you Moonraker, for the great times we've had.

Thank you Nobody, you helped me when I first joined the main server, I got lost and needed an upgrades port, and you helped.

Thank you Vicious, you were awesome as a friend, and nasty as an enemy.

Thank you Oakman, I didn't think much of you until I saw you on the Thunderdome, but you are one of the greatest attackers I've seen!  even TH has a hard time with you, and that is rare.

Thank you Neongreen, I really needed a laugh at times, and you were always there, ready to oblige.

Thank you FakeCajun, not very talkative, and not active in the last six months, but I learned alot from you when you were here.

I'm sure I've missed some of you guys, and I'm sorry if I have, but you'll get over it, hehe...

and now, for the sweeter part of my farewells, my lovely girls!

Bottom Gun - what can I say, you are the greatest scout the game has ever known, and you are a girl...correction, a woman!  I love you!

Veracity - you are incrediblely talented, you are a sweet person, and you are from s'pore!  in my book that makes you a PERFECT 10!!  I LOVE YOU TOO!!

Langel - you are so sweet, you are intelligent, and you too are a hottie from s'pore!  another PERFECT 10, and I LOVE YOU TOO!

Wild Angel - you hate me.  I think you do.  you've never answered and message I've sent, and my very first tourney you made fun of me in the shout.  that tell me you don't like me, but guess what, I DON'T CARE!  I still love you, and you are still an awesome player!

Queen Amidala - if that bastard Satman hadn't taken you first, I may have gotten you!  lol...j/k, you and sat are great.  you are a first-rate player, and my very first time playing the main (same game, just a few months previous, lol) I needed a little help, and you gave it to me, the same deal with Nobody.  I needed a link to an upgrades and you were willing to help....I love you!

Tarnus's Wife - I really didn't mean those things I said about you in the chat (okay, so maybe I DO want to see nude pics of you, but that isn't something I will admit to being truthful about!) you are an extremely lucky lady to have TH.  you'd have been better off with me, but we all make mistakes, so its not your fault.  on the flip side of the same token, TH is so very lucky that he got you, its not even funny.  and no, he WOULDN'T have been better off with me.  I don't make THAT big of mistakes.  guess what?  I LOVE YOU!


now...if I've missed any of my girls, that is a horrendous mistake, and I can only say that thinking of all of you at the same time makes my head spin, if that is any kind of excuse...


(EDIT:  yes damnit, I'm actually upgrading and finally using some color in my posts, but don't expect it too last, its just that the names needed a little something to set them off...)

Entry Edited 9 times - Edited on Nov 25, 2004 - 12:43 am


  Title: congratz to the Dead Presidents!
Nov 22, 2004 - 5:17 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

it wasn't too hard to figure out who the #1 team would be...go figure...

whats more surprising was the teams that DIDN'T finish as good as people thought.


I.

first off, my team, really a star-studded affair, The Donald, Veracity, and myself.  I had expected great things, but after losing our bases 3-4 times, I decided to wait it out for a few days to let things calm down.  when I next logged in, I was in a pio, with a mere 1.2m credits, and I needed ~10m to get my only remaining ship out...it was a columbus, with only lvl10 hulls, but it was better than the pio, since I could bring its hulls to lvl25, instead of lvl15...

well, I asked TD (who was online) to loan me enough credits to get my columbus out, which would make things go faster, and his reply was, "you have turns, trade" well, that highly irritated me, but I decided to go with it, but by the time I'd gotten my columbus out, and up to lvl15 hulls, I'd already used 1k turns, which would have been at most 400 turns had I gotten the columbus right away, so I was a bit pissed off, and was like, "okay, if thats the team-work in this team, you can be a team without me", and then I SDed.  I still had a good chance at finishing ATLEAST in the top10, more likely top5, since I'm a better builder than most of the people who were still in the game (I'm not saying I'm the best, but the end of the tourney showed VERY few good players...), but I don't like a team that doesn't take care of its own members...and I distinctly recall having 100b+ taken from my planets since the start, which was the point of them being teamed, yet a mere 10m was too much to ask?

II.

Vicious's team.  Vicious, Inyunasha (Chris, a guy I introduced to the game), and Fingeritout (dunno who he was, he was a friend of V's).  they started really strong, 2nd place before Chris even logged in, and after Chris started, it looked like no one could have a chance at 2nd.  then Big found their 2nd lair (he also found their first, but that had just been emptied to start the 2nd) and killed off Finger (why is it so hard to remember a pod?) and started taking planets.  Big/Satman managed to hit Chris's ship, but he was online, and it EWD'd him and he quickly hit Sol, and then used the IGB to consolidate credits from his planets, and since Big/Satman were in the arm with his planets, it meant that they wouldn't see him sneak into the arm with V's planets, so he went back and managed to take the credits from V's planets too, so he ended up with like almost 2T credits, but not enough turns to get a voyager, and when he tried to go back with a razor (for novas) he couldn't get through the SD they had placed.

after that, V never showed back up, and Chris started another SG cluster (he'd had it setup since before they started their #2 cluster, but it had a red sector infront of the upgrades, rather than a green or blue) and started a few planets, letting them gain credits.  the problem was, he was tending the planets, and looking at porn at the same time.  not a good idea for a 15 y/o.  he got grounded when his mom came in and saw it, and he couldn't even logout proper (he was in his endeavor, which had lvl30 hulls) and when Big/Satman found that lair, they busted it up, along with his endeavor.  not that it mattered, he was grounded for a week (actually, he is still grounded, but the entire last week of the tourney he was grounded.  I logged into his account at his request the second to the last day, I was going to try some quick building, but the wireless router went out, and it wasn't until yesterday night (11pm or so) that we borrowed one that worked, so even that didn't work out)

III.

DarkSoul's team.  not sure who's team it really was, it was CSimplex, DarkSoul, and Diablo.  a very nice team, most people pick for #2 (behind the DP's) but they fizzled very early...

Diablo started building, CS tended Diablo's planets religiously, and then Big/Satman hit Diablo, without a pod (again, remember the pod!)  after that, DS got hit without a pod (notice a theme?) a day or so later, and CS stopped playing.

IV.

Big's team.  this comes as a BIG surprise, but the DP's didn't finish as well as planned!  how can this be, you ask?  its simple.  Moonraker got caught without a pod (...) and he would have added another 6-10m points himself, for sure.  he was a major builder, and with no real attackers out there other than his teammates, he could rest easy and just build.  also, he started out attacking more than Big/Satman!  its easy to see that with 3 players attacking, they could have totally wiped out the server, and dished out losses to other teams that had none/very few...


  Title: hey
Nov 16, 2004 - 2:15 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

ain't it DAMN funny how NG can shoot someone in the back, a minute after they just wasted they're ship killing DS, and then bitch cause someone SD'd?  I'm sure if NG had lvl4 engines, he'd still fight, from sector one, which is where the coward spent all his time before TH had to finally barricade it!  as if THAT is in the spirit of the game, right...keep on mouthing NG, you know damn well that in a real battle you wouldn't last against me...

  Title: damnit....
Nov 15, 2004 - 10:46 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. Boom!
You ship and all aboard have been vaporized.



first time, and last time too, I have ever SD'd in a tournament...I've just had enough with it...


  Title: some quick kills...
Nov 15, 2004 - 9:27 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

too bad the first two didn't count, cause I hadn't registered my profile

DarkSoul's ship has been destroyed.
Aldred the Destroyer's ship has been destroyed.
Neongreen's ship has been destroyed.


  Title: Thunderdome Tourney
Nov 10, 2004 - 2:07 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

yes, you read about it first in oakman's blog, and yes, he did beat me.  the next one, was me vs neongreen, I damaged him a couple times, but we had to call it a draw cause it had taken so long.  then alf, me, and NG went at it in a 3-way, and NG took alf, the settings were wrong and alf actually came back, so I took him out, then NG took me out (I had been damaged earlier).  the next game, was TH, alf, vicious, and me...I sent all three to their graves...

this tourney ROCKS!


  Title: tourney
Nov 9, 2004 - 3:23 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

well, after the first day and a half, two teams have really started to distance themselves from the pack...one comes as no surprise, its big's star-studded Dead Presidents.  the other team IS a surprise...a team that <15 hours before the tourney started didn't even exist.  two newbies and vicious...doing quite well...

rounding out the top5 teams are:  my team, griswald's aces.  after a horrendous first day, that resulted in an entire 2B collected by the team, we managed to pull it together after that, and things are starting to go right for once.

SliM's team, resurrected spirta 6.  slim has been attacking like a monster, and it has been good for top5 so far...

the darkhorse team, area 51.  CSimplex, DarkSoul, and Diablo.  I really expected more, but DS got caught w/o a pod, and after an entire day of tending by diablo and CS, big found their lair and took it ALL...






Teams present in the Galaxy:


Name  Members  Co-ordinator  Score:  
Resurrection of the dead Presidents  3  Nixon  1,624,848
The Living Dead  3  Vicious  1,564,112
Griswald's Aces  3  Max Griswald  796,299
Resurrected Spirta 6  2  SLIM  562,317
Area 51  2  Jazz Jackrabbit  501,125
The Coffin Dancers  3  Wild Angel  481,900
Silent Fury  2  Neongreen  416,571
Top Guns  2  Fighter Pilot  228,332
Traders  1  Ramp  169,067
Koo Koo Birds  3  Oakman  158,989
NBS  1  Slepkava  10,001
Blood Union  1  Valdor  3,108




EDIT:


http://aatraders.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2383

my new idea...


EDIT2:

nice one big, wait until I log off to attack...I don't blame you though, its not your fault you were born without a spine...

Entry Edited 3 times - Edited on Nov 9, 2004 - 10:20 pm


  Title: a little aside to neongreen...
Nov 7, 2004 - 2:52 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

vicious isn't a quitter, he just didn't like your style of leadership...he likes playing his own way as an attacker, and doesn't like people telling him exactly how to be an attacker...

not saying you were wrong as a leader, its just that some were meant to be on teams that are really structured, and some aren't...


  Title: all I can say is ouch....
Nov 6, 2004 - 3:33 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

~12m SD figs should NEVER be able to kill an excel with lvl36 fig bays, lvl35 beams/torps, and lvl32-34 for the rest of the techs...period.

but somehow, it happened.  dunno how or why, but thats ruined it for me on the main server...I'd just gotten a military upgrades package (+1 all) and now I am without a big ship anymore...well, fuckit, I'm just going to login once a day and pull credits...that'll atleast keep me going up in score, but won't force me to actually play the game, which is good considering how fucking pissed I am...thats the second "bad roll", as TH called the first, in three or four days...I can take the hint...

the worst part is, I'm not even going to do anymore building, just pulling credits...and I had hoped to have 1000+ built by the reset....it won't happen now, thats fore sure...


  Title: Tournaments, Tournaments, and MORE Tournaments...
Oct 22, 2004 - 8:41 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

played two tournaments at the same time...one was a 1vsALL and the other was a 1vs1.

1vs1 - I dominated a guy named vicious.  'nough said.

1vsALL - I persevered.  I lost all my planets FOUR DIFFERENT TIMES.  managed to make 6th place again before the tourney ended.  sure, alot of people died/SD'd/cheated-then-deleted, but I can honestly say I tried, and I kept at it to the end.  my best tourney finish to date.  while I may not have come out and stolen 1st place or anything, I think I did show everyone that I am a resilient little bugger...I also gained a couple new motto's:  "Death is only the begining" (NINE deaths in this tourney) and "R.I.P. - Resurrection In Progress"

the last one is just something for me to remember..."every death is just the start of another resurrection."


EDIT:

I should be starting a new tournament vs darksoul monday...hopefully I'll have better luck than I've had as of late...

EDIT 2:

3-person team tourney is going to be starting soon, and my team is finally falling into place...

Entry Edited 3 times - Edited on Nov 1, 2004 - 10:26 pm


  Title: news
Oct 15, 2004 - 12:01 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

big quit tourney

the 1vs1 server gets interesting...I switched holes and immediately got an upgrades port...planets are built and tending commences...

bovine, I wonder if I'm one of those few who are worth a damn?


EDIT:

well, 1vs1 is going good?  my planets grew like crazy...vicious went and blew a ship, tried to take them, but didn't manage...now I have ~1.2m points vs his 530k...


the main tourney is a different story...raven took my bank sector, and podded me...I found a new place to start (only had 5b to get established) got 6 planets going, and fuck it all if the damn server didn't go down on me while I was laying SD...in my voy...anyway, I do have a life, so it was a while before I could log back in (I'm a sox fan...I was holding my breath for several hours...) and when I log back in, here comes phaser, taking out my damn voy and my new planets...thanks mate, now I am broke, dropped 1.8m points combined today (what I'd lost first to raven, then gained, then lost to phaser...)  I'm down to 370k points...after having passed the 2T mark for credits earlier, I now have 680m creds...now I'm COOL!  thats 4x losing all my planets, and losing a good ship 9x...that about does it for me in the tourney...if I can't finish top10, I won't finish...I've done everything I could, and beside the last lair (I was broke and rushed) my lairs weren't n00bish...I know damn well how to build, and I worked my goddamn ass off tending those planets raven took...not only that, he destroyed them!  I'd worked them up from lvl10 (which is where I started them) to holding 500b+ creds apiece...anyway, too long of a blog and too bitchy of one too, so I'll leave the rest of my rants for another day...

EDIT 2:

did I mention that if the CHEATER raven hadn't taken my planets, I would probably be 4th or 5th?  he gets database access under fishy circumstances (he works for the company that hosts the tournament) and took all RS entrances away from his lair...that means he doesn't have to worry about ANYONE being able to find him, so he can purely concentrate on credit production knowing full well that he doesn't have to worry about any of his planets ever getting taken...anyway, after he has a good supply of credit producing planets, he comes into RS and starts hitting people...LAME!  and not only lame, but LAME CHEATER!  anyway, tourney would have gone ALOT differently had he not been playing...

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Oct 22, 2004 - 8:49 pm


  Title: 1vs1
Oct 14, 2004 - 7:34 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

me vs. vicious....


its been in pain in the ass...I got a couple planets going good in an upgrades port, had pretty good SD, 10x more than an endy can hold, and on the second day a debris pumped vicious takes my sector...we battle for it a few times until my own maxed endy gets damaged too much (without damaging his...) so I start hiding...I'd already started an SG, but no planets until today...now I have one small, unbased planet...did alot of trading yesterday to get money to find an SG upgrades port, but to no avail...lost it all without finding it...so I had no turns...today I had a few, and I concentrated on getting my hull to lvl25...problem is, after reaching it...

Turns available: 17

not good for me...got ALOT of ground to cover in a day or two, with almost no turns, and no real planets...

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Oct 14, 2004 - 7:38 pm


  Title: ouch...
Oct 13, 2004 - 12:30 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

gettin ripped on by everyone in blogs!


okay, sorry my sweet langel, I don't mean to be BORING...would you rather have me write romances in here?  



big...not that scary really...even if your team had 1-5, I wouldn't be scared...a bit more cautious when taking out their sectors, but not scared...



ace...the proper spelling is chinook...


  Title: glad to see you back vicious...
Oct 10, 2004 - 9:39 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

hopefully you will be 100% real soon!


edit:

I am updating the next post down with tourney info, so keep reading down there...

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Oct 11, 2004 - 10:27 pm


  Title: tourney
Oct 8, 2004 - 11:37 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

a great start by many, mine was slower than I'd have liked, but I'm staying in the heat of the battle for top10...in 9th right now...

edit:

still in top10, but its a hard fight...am having to increase my planet count to try and keep up...the cred settings must be really high, cause my planets keep maxing out, even when I drop them under 30%, within about 6 hours, they've managed to max again...

currently have about 30B in creds, and three pretty decent ships (columbus, SC, and stealth...)


edit2:

so much for that...lost 17 planets and ~120b+ today...then wasted all my turns trying to get a better lair setup...had to sell my stealth, cause I had 0 credits and no way to get another ship out...

dropped to 18th initially, now am up to 16th...


edit3:

9 463,943   Veracity
10 450,412   Queen Amidala
11 401,871   Happy Camper (bottom gun)

looks like chicks hunt in packs...

Entry Edited 4 times - Edited on Oct 11, 2004 - 10:17 pm


  Title: ouch!
Oct 7, 2004 - 7:09 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

http://serialkillerskla.20megsfree.com/car.html


my car needs medical attention fast!

I just have to wonder if everyone here knows what to do at a stop sign...because the guy who hit me sure didn't...


  Title: again, back in top10
Oct 4, 2004 - 8:37 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

for blog hits atleast...

  Title: langel
Oct 3, 2004 - 1:26 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I'm telling you, you really need to date me...I'm more than you could ever want!

  Title: damn I'm good...
Oct 2, 2004 - 7:47 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

was there a reason I said that?  no, not really...

anyway, its about time for a new update...

tourny...I was the first to sign up for it.  GET MORE!  I am gonna be damn near 100% for this (in the forseeable future atleast, no promises) and I'd LOVE to have it going by FRIDAY!  if not by then, next monday would be good, anything further from then would be starting to get into the gray area as to whether I can finish as strong as I'd be able to start in terms of activity...

anyway, this looks to be an AWESOME tourny to start, because it'll be my first singles...which means no one has an advantage over me in terms of me getting bad mates, or whatever...its all on me now...but its also all on everyone else too...

I'm going to find a quick place to hide, and then I'm gonna start a lair and build from there...should be able to last atleast 3-4 days without getting the attacking withdrawls TOO bad, which means I can get a good setup started before screwing it up...I already have a few ideas for some surprises, so don't be surprised when your podded...


  Title: not much time...
Sep 28, 2004 - 8:50 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I can't say too much, or play too...am in orlando, florida, working with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), and don't have full-time net access (am staying at someone's house, and when I booted up my FEMA laptop, I was surprised to see it immediately found a wireless network from across the street...hehe)

anyway, just wanted to let ya'll know why I'm MIA...so try and go easy on me on the main server, ok?  I'm doing humanitarian aid for crying out loud...


anyway, I survived my first hurricane with jeanne...and I was standing outside my hotel watching billboards get trashed in the 80mph+ winds...nearly got hurt by a damn gutter falling on my head, but otherwise, was in GREAT shape...


  Title: mayhaps a job in the near future, hurray!
Sep 16, 2004 - 2:08 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

lol...just wanted to let ya'll know that I am in the second stage of the interview process (they liked my resume, and want an interview now) for a position on the IT staff at National College of Business and Technology.  maybe a real job for me!  wish me luck everyone!

P.S.
don't we all love langel?  I know I sure as hell do!

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Sep 16, 2004 - 4:07 pm


  Title: shermond
Sep 9, 2004 - 4:49 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

we will miss you mate, as with FBM, I hope both of you guys will have great fun, and maybe come back soon?  0.25 will be SUCH fun to learn!

  Title: way to go Rasti!
Sep 6, 2004 - 5:06 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

hopefully you are still around?  didn't get blown away?  seems like frances did alot of damage...I was able to call my dad (bradenton area) and he was fine, but I'm not too sure how my apartment is doing in st. pete...I was in new jersey for the duration...


btw, prepare for ivan the terrible!


  Title: taking the storm...
Sep 1, 2004 - 12:52 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

this is what it took to take 5 planets from tempest...and I still came out ahead...and he didn't...also, in with that 5 planets, I got a kill on tempest himself (only in a stealth though...but still) giving me 5 kills, 3 of which are on The Skulls (tempest's team...) actually, they are the top 3 for that team (I will kill p52 sometime too, so I can say I killed their entire team, lol...)









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Cleaning up your ship from enemy spies:
You turned on your Sensors to find enemy spies on your ship.
You found a Tempest's spy 931 on your ship. You killed that spy.
You found a Tempest's spy 931 on your ship. You killed that spy.
You found a Tempest's spy 931 on your ship. You killed that spy.





Entry Edited 3 times - Edited on Sep 9, 2004 - 1:13 am


  Title: bovine!
Sep 1, 2004 - 11:55 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

thanks for adding me, to TWO lists!  also, I think there needs to be another category, BRAGGARTS!  I know ALOT of people (including myself) who use the shout, or blogs, etc, any time they do the most menial task...some people actually do have reason to brag, but most just like to hear their own voice (I nominate Vicious for this category as well as myself...)

also, at the end, it says that game smarts, *whiners*, best blogs, and all-around are coming soon, but you forgot to remove whiners, because you already did that list...


  Title: bovine!
Aug 31, 2004 - 7:39 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

can I be on your list?  you know damn well I should be a top whiner!  get the list up already!!!!

  Title: big, you die too much!
Aug 31, 2004 - 1:07 am
Posted By: Max Griswald


Message Sender Vicious 2004-08-31 01:40:31
Captain of the Malignant
Subject RE: RE:
Doughtfull that you could kill me again and those deaths are my stealth TAKEINGS RISKS IS PART OF THE GAMER AND IS WHAT MAKE A GOOD PLAYER you ever hear of a player called BIG he dies constantly but he always comes out on top




lol, this guy is funny, trying to justify his 2 kills vs 5 deaths...btw, for a guy with 115+ kills, and <30 deaths, it doesn't seem that big really takes too many STUPID risks...

EDIT:  big, I know you have 150+ kills in four games I've played with him on non-recorded servers (I think atleast two were DE games, but not sure, I know the one with 50+ kills was a DE game though...)

---------------------------------------

oh yeah, I told the guy to come out of hiding so we can see who would win in a fight, he sends me about 50+ messages over an hour and a half...and finally, at like 2am, he agrees to fight (more like says I'm too chicken to fight him) right after I said I was going to bed...and then says I'm a coward for not fighting him last night, hehehe, this guy is just too hilarious...

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Aug 31, 2004 - 7:44 pm


  Title: eventful day on darkelves...
Aug 27, 2004 - 7:46 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

started the day 0 captures, 0 losses, 30 built, 0/0 kills/deaths, and in third place...

ending the day 131 captures, 0 losses, 30 built, 3/2 kills/deaths, and...in third place...

just ripped apart rasti's lair, tempest's lair, and firestarter's lair...killed rasti, firestarter, and vicious (vicious was in a voy trying to hunt me, but he failed to realize that a 26/27 voy doesn't fare too well against a 31/32 voy...), and, this may come as a shocker, I killed myself too!

FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks a Max Griswald and wins!

Max Griswald attacked Max Griswald's ship and destroyed it completely. Fortunately Max Griswald had equiped their ship with an Escape Pod and they survived.


lol, I was nova bombing and missed a repair I think, ended up blasting myself to smithereens...

the second death came when after several spy cleaning runs on my ship with lvl29 sensors, I still got locked in on by tempest, who said he still had spies on me, which is crazy!  no way he could have, but I got a death, and he got a kill, so it must be true, right?


anyway, that should seriously hamper the one team who has a serious shot at interfering with our plans...vicious, tempest, and firestarter...rasti was a bonus that bottom gun found for me!  hehe...


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the following is the days events, highlighted, ofcourse, by me!




FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks and defeats a planet!

Max Griswald attacked 32 planets owned by Firestarter and defeated the planetary defense forces!
FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks and defeats a planet!

Max Griswald attacked 33 planets owned by Tempest and defeated the planetary defense forces!
Anakin Skywalker's Empire now has 5 planets

The rising empire of Anakin Skywalker now has five planets, the FNN will watch the actions of Anakin Skywalker more closely in the future!
Walt's Empire now has 50 planets

The enormous vast empire of Walt, represented by 50 planets in the whole galaxy is getting a threatening strength. One of the FNN reporters found out that Walt is upgrading his ship planning a major war. In an interview Walt announced that is done on defence purpose only!
FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks and defeats a planet!

Max Griswald attacked 42 planets owned by Firestarter and defeated the planetary defense forces!
Max Griswald's Empire now has 50 planets

The enormous vast empire of Max Griswald, represented by 50 planets in the whole galaxy is getting a threatening strength. One of the FNN reporters found out that Max Griswald is upgrading his ship planning a major war. In an interview Max Griswald announced that is done on defence purpose only!
FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks and defeats a planet!

Max Griswald attacked 5 planets owned by Firestarter and defeated the planetary defense forces!
FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks and defeats a planet!

Max Griswald attacked 2 planets owned by Tempest and defeated the planetary defense forces!
FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks a Max Griswald and wins!

Max Griswald attacked Max Griswald's ship and destroyed it completely. Fortunately Max Griswald had equiped their ship with an Escape Pod and they survived.
FNN Report: Max Griswald attacks and defeats a planet!

Max Griswald attacked 17 planets owned by Rasti and defeated the planetary defense forces!
Vicious's Empire now has 1000 Million colonists

The humongous empire of Vicious now has one billion colonists, FNN reporters found out that Vicious is in possesion of some weird cloning mechanism allowing him to breed new colonists in huge amounts. With this amount of colonists, the econmic strength of this empire is enormous, FNN hopes that Vicious does not spend his money on warfare


  Title: Bottom Gun
Aug 27, 2004 - 3:18 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

don't worry, that is now MY planet, minus the nasty little embezzellers...also, I do have to make note that on the darkelves server, the dig system ain't working.  the only job the get is embezzller, so thats why all the notes in the log...

also, I do have to say, my limited time has made it hard to keep up with my team, and lucy skyrocketted out ahead (4m points, with me at 3.1m) mainly because of a 30+ hour period with all my planets maxed...

the damn darkelves server has been RUOTINELY down, every time I try to check, and I am wondering about resigning.  I can't really compete when ever time I get a few moments free, the server is down...like it is now, while I'm deep in enemy territory!  damn this server, if I lose my voy I will be highly pissed...


  Title: dark elves!
Aug 23, 2004 - 4:27 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

PLEASE!  WE NEED MORE PLAYERS!  DarkElves just reset, so come on in and join the fun!  only 10 players thus far, so its not very competitive...hell, I'm in 1st place, and have been for almost the entire game!  I also haven't traded 1 single commodity yet.  I started off building, and have continued ever since...I'm nearing the 1T mark already, so it should prove interesting to see how long it takes others to catch up with me...

  Title: dignitaries and other updates
Aug 19, 2004 - 10:46 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

well, I'm still around, but I don't wanna commit to any servers really.  I did find out that I actually took 11th place in the last tourny (not bad for playing under a week) so I'm happy with that, its the first registered completed game for me!  yay!  also, worth noting was that, although I only had ~200k points, I had over 20T credits, on ~15-18 planets, and that early in, it means they were all maxed, so if I had played more, I would have been a top10 contender for sure...


also, as an update for kwae zar's blog on dignitaries:

since we've been seeing alot of team tournaments, we may as well  give another VERY important way to spot embezzellers.

every time you get on, check your news for gaining embezzelled credits, and if you have gotten some, copy the message, and post it in your team's forum.  there should be a topic about embezzellers, if not, create one.

if you are using digs, you need to read this topic every time you login.  if you see the name of one of YOUR planets, get the dig ID# and replace him.  if you have mostly "unnamed" planets, you need to check any unnamed planet embezzells against your dig ID #s, which takes a long time, best bet is to just name your planets...


  Title: time
Aug 17, 2004 - 8:15 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

well, I really haven't had time for playing this game since I got back.  since I was too late for the team tourny, and my bro showed me a couple of SWEET games to play, I've spent most of my time either playing other games or fishing.  I may try and find a fairly fast server and try and atleast get back into the scene a bit, but I might not, since between my bro's PS2 and MU Online, I don't have alot of time.

PS2 = Conflict Desert Storm

not a cutting edge graphics game, but has good, solid gameplay, and enough in the graphics department to keep you satisfied.  coupled with a very nice multiplayer co-op mode, you can't go wrong.  I have a few issues with the stealth kill system, since it doesn't matter if you sneak up or not, anytime you get within a radius (a LARGE radius) of any badguys, they automatically see you.  all that really means though, is that you can't use your knife all that well.  another issue is with the experience system.  I had 2x the kills (~190), 8x the accuracy (~85%), and a TON more headshots, than any of the other three guys, yet all of them had been promoted ATLEAST 2x, plus had 2-3 medals, and skill increases in various aspects of their professions (rifle, pistol, combat engineer, medic, etc) before I got my FIRST promotion, FIRST medal, and FIRST skill increase (sniper).  that seemed a little weird to me, since I was a damn good sniper, and CONSISTENTLY had better stats per level.  anyway, bottom line is, a great game, fun to play, and you can't beat the actual feeling of a REAL co-op game, fighting in the streets of iraq, with your best buddies.

PC = MU Online

an MMORPG, with good graphics, an actual REAL atmosphere, millions of combos for weapons/armour, the ability to make your own, able to get stuff like WINGS so you can hover?!?! I mean, can you even go wrong?!?!  oh yeah, did I mention it was FREE?!?!  www.muonline.com (I believe) I will have to say, you need to be willing to put alot of time into the game though, since stuff doesn't even start to get interesting until you get a few hundred levels under your belt!  no guild creations until you reach lvl100!  how do you like having actual guild wars?  this game has it all...


  Title: I'm back for a couple weeks!
Aug 8, 2004 - 8:35 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

been down in the tampa-st. pete area for a month or so...just got back up here yesterday, and wouldn't you know it?  a tourny JUST started, darn my luck!  any way, I'll live...

hopefully, I can take a working computer down to florida with me, and I can get on down there a bit more often (I haven't even checked e-mail in a month!)

basically, thats why I haven't been around to chat with...


  Title: well...
Jul 2, 2004 - 9:36 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

I lost my teammate in the tourny...fun, right?  maybe not...

anyway,  I've been logging in...well, I can't even say how often, cause its not...like 4x since it began, the last time was TUESDAY, and this is FRIDAY...

my score sucks (finally broke 200k though...) and if I can just keep from doing something STUPID, I may be able to outlast everyone!  people have been dropping off left and right, so I may get a top10 finish regardless!  hehe...would be VERY funny...




anyway, I have an idea on the tourny, dunno if it'll work, but if it does, then I'll get a pretty good jump soon...maybe...


EDIT:

well, I've broke 350k points.  not bad when I started at 193k today, and 150k when I last had logged out...I've taken great strides towards a top10 spot, would probably be there had my internet not been acting funny for a few hours, which just so happened to be the few hours BEFORE I went to christiansburg and then to church...so, I had my planets maxed out for about six hours today (plus them being maxed out when I logged on, because they had been sitting for four days without being tended...)

I've also brought my team (myself) back up into 10th spot for teams...I have a bit of work ahead of me, but I think I can do it...I am now thinking of taking everything off and starting a grotto though...

EDIT 2:

didn't realise it, but I am also in 10th position overall...

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Jul 2, 2004 - 8:16 pm


  Title: tourny
Jun 28, 2004 - 4:57 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

well, first day of tourny started off bad, although I did get a ship to later use to trade with, and I was in last place logging out...today I logged in at 32 of 33...with 7k points, roughly...

I started trading a little bit, decided to go with a SC rather than columbus, after I nearly maxed the hulls on the columbus, so I have a ship with lvl23 hulls, and an SC with lvl25, so I decided to create a few planets...three of them actually, put 25m colos apiece, and hopefully they will start producing big time (right...)

I made sure I logged out in my STEALTH, with 3 EWDs, an ESCAPE POD, and even 1b in the IGB for a "just in case" situation...so, I am assured to still be ALIVE atleast when I come back...unlike last time, hehe...

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anyway, real life...thats fun, right?  going out to the lake again tonight, hopefully gonna haul in a few 10+ lb catfish (right...) so it should be fun...

also, I have an interview tomorrow for a job.  they've been calling me for over a week now, so I think I have a good chance...its at the corporate headquarters for advance auto parts, which is a nice big company...hehe...hopefully that = big fat wads of CASH!


  Title: update
Jun 26, 2004 - 6:26 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

short update...again (but if I don't. I drop off the top10 list I worked so hard to get onto...damn you BIG!  freaking loudmouth!  getting all my hits!)

I finally got a teammate for the tourny, he is a pretty good player, I've seen him around before, so maybe we can get a top5 berth!  I haven't even decided on a starting strat yet, but will have one soon, if only I knew what he was doing!

anyway, good luck to the other teams, and happy hunting!


  Title: nothing really to update...
Jun 23, 2004 - 9:48 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

I'm still mostly away from the game (been spending some time at the lake doing some fishing...) so I really don't have alot to update, although I DID miss an IMPORTANT update the last time.

as most of you know, I had court on monday, for reckless driving (I had already been convicted, but I appealed the ruling).  well, I show up at the courthouse, and guess what?  the cop who pulled me over didn't show up!  he was in GEORGIA, and couldn't make it!  that means they just DISMISSED the case altogether!  no jail-time, no suspended license, no FINES!  it was GREAT!  hehe...very fun indeed!

also, I had my graduation ceremony last friday, which was also really cool!  I am FINALLY, COMPLETELY, done with that place!  w00t!



any AAT stuff in this update?  no...sorry, like I said, I am mostly away from the game...


  Title: just a short update...
Jun 21, 2004 - 6:26 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I haven't been playing an entire week (a FULL week...yes, its true...) so dunno about anything thats happened since I been gone.  not that I really even care, but I tried reading a few blogs (sorry, I read I think, maybe 3 of them...) so not much info on whats been going on...saw that darkelves reset...dun think I'll try and re-start over there though, I can't be sure how active I can be...I already had signed up for the tourny, so I will play that...if I can find a 2nd player for my team...if not, its no real big deal, it'll keep me from worrying about my team-mate while I'm away from the game...

btw, BIG, you missed a spot for me on your top-list!  the SHAME!  I should have made the top 3 for stupidest-gaming (or whatever that last category was...) and you only listed TWO PEOPLE!  I DEMAND a recount!


  Title: well....
Jun 14, 2004 - 4:45 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I've found out that the game is skewed (for some reason in the creator's favor...)

I took some planets, several infact, and then went DIRECTLY to a devices port, cleaned out for spies (x2, at the best level, and I had lvl34 sensors) and then hop to sector 1 and watch for me to get booted into a random sector.  within 30 seconds of getting booted, tarnus comes and kills me...says that I still had spies on my ship from taking his planets!

I say, if there is no way to catch spies for a lower level person, then it is too unfair!  if you get into the top, and have a good cloak level, can no one detect your spies?  thats stupid...

now I'm not sure if I'm going to even play the tournament...somehow tarnuses team (or tarnus) always gets "lucky" with things like, spy detection, etc...seems to me like he's doing some exploiting...

which, for me, means that I'm going to stop playing the game.  I've got one account running on kitty matrix, and will finish that (because bovine wanted me to help him out, and I will keep my word on that) but after that, no more AAT for me...when the game creators always seem to have luck on their side, or have knowledge that VERY few players know, then its time for me to pack my bags.  its called exploiting the game to your advantage.

its sad, too, because I was starting a comeback...again...over 1.2m points in about 4 hours, and I had just started taking some planets again (13 planets owned by tombstone...) but after the third excel I've lost in "questionable" situations, I've got to draw the line somewhere...


  Title: updates...
Jun 14, 2004 - 2:41 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

langel - about badguys taking bases, lets put it this way.  if you lose all your planets and your ship, you have to start from WAAAAYYYY down at the bottom, and it doesn't matter if he DOES keep the planets (although most people will just destroy them to prevent that.  an undiscovered base is more valuable than a base that everyone knows the location to.)

the way you talk, it would seem that its a very easy thing to bounce back from losing 600+ planets, which its not.  especially when you drop from ~40m points, and the guy that took them is all the way at 50m+.

and another thing, who doesn't repair a base once its taken?  I assumed everyone did (since its the only sensible thing to do, if you plan on keeping the planet.)

that being said, I'm not really trying to be an ass or anything to you, I'm just trying to point out some things you may not have thought of.

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well, well, well.  looks like I'm going to be steering clear of any 0.22 games in the future.

does PJ actually even play the game?  I think not...

did he see what happened to what happened to fiveyes?  obviously not...

lets put it this way.  an attacker took out a builder in one swoop...sure, it took a few hours to take all the planets, but still.  once it started, there was nothing fiveyes could do (except use IGB to pull all the remaining credits as soon as he saw that he was getting hit...)

so, what is his thinking that a builder can just board himself up and be invincible?  sure, they can put high tech levels on their planets, but not that high!  fiveyes was only able to get ~lvl28-30 on his planets.  big had lvl35+ on his ship (he had a maxed voy after a week of playtime, and then started working on an excel with what he was getting from the other players' planets and indy's.)

once you have 30-40 on your ship, all you have to do is just search the galaxy...if your doing a systematic search, you'll find your quarry.  period.  and after that, it doesn't matter how defended he is, because you can break anything that you know the location of (big used attack-and-run A LOT!  mastered it really.  took a voy and was hitting 300m+ sector defenses, many times to be sure, but in the end, it didn't matter.  and if the planet is too tough, you can throw a nova bomb at the sector.  takes out alot of sector defenses AND damages the planets.  I've done both ways too, and its very effective.

about the 0.22 release, I understand your thinking with the AMOUNT of planets, I disagree however on a few points.  first off, with fewer planets, a builder is even further disadvantaged, in the fact that they have fewer planets, so an attacker has less work to totally ruin a builders round.  sure, you say that we'll be able to have higher techs, because we have less planets to have to worry about, but think of this.  500 turns, 100b creds (not hard, really) and you've taken a planet out of commission, regardless of of tech levels (obviously, if you have a planet with lvl54, then it'll take more, but realistically, how many lvl54 planets will anyone get?  its not like its cheap...1qd+, just to go from lvl40 to lvl41...and it double every level...(unsure if thats the same price as planets pay, but thats what a ship costs to upgrade) unless your going to be introducing ALOT more money into the game, no one will reach that on a normal server...at level 40, with 3bn colos (1b + 40 x 50m) and using 50% for income, your making, what?  15m credits using what I was told was default cash settings (100 colos/credit) that HARDLY seems like it'll be helping me get to lvl54 anytime soon...

all I can say, is play the game before you make changes, or atleast ask people who do...


  Title: important...
Jun 11, 2004 - 7:36 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

well...let me go over a couple things...

first off, fiveyes was found on the darkelves server.  that being said, I'm really disappointed in the way the game works.  someone like fiveyes spends weeks building an empire, and then someone like big, never does any of the hard work, all he does is attack the more peaceful people, comes along and wrecks it all in a few hours...it just doesn't seem fair to me...



okay, enough of that, on to the tourny (tourney to be correct, but I'm still lazy )

COME ONE PEOPLE, SIGN UP!  only 19 people so far have signed up!  lets get about 4x that many signups, okay?




alright...my progress on darkelves (until somebody finds my hole ) is doing great...today has been rough finding login times, so my planets have maxed several times, else I'd be higher, but to give you an idea of how close the race is, I'll post it here....

7   7,693,961   Doc Holliday   Tombstone   0/0   45   104   214   20   13,493   192   40,038   Jun 11, 2004 - 8:23am
8 7,693,693 Lee Online DOA 0/2 15 55 275 -10 16,856 260 29,625 Jun 11, 2004 - 8:28pm


thats right, I'm <300 points from him!  but don't worry, I'll pass him in....~30 seconds (this next update...


and here it is....

7   7,711,935   Lee   Online   DOA   0/2   15   55   275   -10   16,856   260   29,625   Jun 11, 2004 - 8:30pm
8 7,697,661 Doc Holliday Tombstone 0/0 45 104 214 20 13,493 192 40,038 Jun 11, 2004 - 8:23am


fun, fun, fun!  if I'm quick, maybe I can reach 1k+ planets built before I get found?


  Title: a very well said blog
Jun 10, 2004 - 7:24 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

kudos to you phaser for making that insight...and most of the time, it holds true...

in the instance of me on the darkelves server, though, I knew I could do much better starting with a full load of turns (it might not have been as dramatic a comeback, but I would have had to wait for 2-3 days sitting in sector 1, waiting to get enough turns to build some planets...I used those 2-3 days to start my empire off right...and I currently have 200+ planets under my control...) which is the reason for me re-starting, and is also the reason I have been gaining on the guys directly ahead of me, so freaking fast...in another hour, I'll be in 8th place, beating out takashi, with over 5.7m points...


EDIT:

well, took a bit longer than expected, but finally in 8th place!  5.8m points!

EDIT 2:

langel never misses, does she?  well, anyway, I'm just going to give a short update, since nothing major happened in the hour or so since I last updated, lol...

I broke 6m points, which isn't bad for me, still on the planet-making spree...averaging about 10-15 an hour...under 1m points to catch 7th place, and it won't be long after that before I pass 6th place who's at 7.7m (7th is at 7.1m, I'm just over 6.1m) after that, its a long jump to 5th place, at 13.6m, so we'll be safe and say that it'll be ~2-3 days before I pass him...

anyway, my teammate fiveyes is kicking some major ass, continuing his quest for #1...right now he's built 600+ planets, and has almost 1qd (thats 1,000,000,000,000,000!) in cash...he is slowly catching up to big, who holds #1 currently, but it'll be another day or so before he can pass, I think...5i's is at 39m, while big is at 45m...

also, looking forward to the team tournament.  I am going to try a builder strat again, though I'll have to be more creative in finding a gateway, if I start at the begining of the round...

thats about it...have fun ya'll, and keep reading this thing!  I want a top10 blog!

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Jun 10, 2004 - 11:34 pm


  Title: welcome back phaser!
Jun 10, 2004 - 5:07 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

hehe...don't worry, your doing well for now, and I wish you the best of luck in the future, but I will beat you still...I am on a locomotive ride to the top...already broke 5.2m points, and gaining 100k+ every hour...I'm thinking about sitting down and building another 20+ planets (first off, to beat bovine for his 3rd place position on most planets built, second off to increase production myself...) but before that, I will pull enough from my planets to get a hull level of 35!  hehe...I'm catching up to you guys, and don't look back, cause I'm on your heels!

oh yeah, I'm glad I could help you find your identity...hopefully you won't lose it again!


  Title: another day...another tourny
Jun 10, 2004 - 3:05 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

well...it seems the new tournament has started signups...hehe...hope I can get a good teammate!  I'm really feeling pretty good about this one, hehe...I'm starting to pick up on building pretty good, although I still have alot to learn,  but I really think I'll do pretty well in the tourny.  I think I'm going to start off building (after some initial trading to get my hulls ~25+) and if that works, then I'll be off like a shot, and unless I screw up, I'll never get caught except by some crazy builder like 5i's...

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okay, on to darkelves...

I had been doing pretty good, up until last friday.  I had started a grotto, it was going pretty good, although I was bored, and then I screwed up...I created an extra link into the grotto...

within 2 hours, it was found, and I lost my ship, and ~50-70 planets.  I was broke, and had <50 turns left, so I quit, and restarted.  so far, I'm doing MUCH better, I've gotten <500b from another player (big, he paid me 237b 2x (max amount able to be transfered through IGB) for some information on planets owned by takashi.  and that was after I was already partially established) I currently have 2 (count 'em, TWO) grottos.  I left the one because tempest was quitting, and he put 50T (thats trillion!) on an undefended planet, so I could take it...well, thats all fine and dandy, but when I took it, my ship was valued too low, so the planet self-destructed, with all my money on it!  no big deal, I never had possesion of the money anyway, so it wasn't a huge loss for me...

well, I was already out of my grotto, and I didn't want to leave a trail back in, so I just played around for 2-3 days, finally finding a suitable place for a new grotto!  that was last night...I started building there, and haven't stopped since...added another 70+ planets (bringing me over 150 based planets, and 200+ built planets) easily making this the most planets ever built by me in a game.

ofcourse, I also went from 2m points day before yesterday (at 11pm) to today, just about 4.9m points, and easily sliding into 9th place (working toward 8th) (actually, I'm over 4.9m now, hehe)

hopefully I'll be able to repeat this performance in the 2-person team tourny!


  Title: sherminator
Jun 8, 2004 - 1:47 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

another type of fallicious reasoning, according to my ciritcal thinking class many ages ago, is "ad hominine" which literally means "to the man".  although I don't consider this to be a type of reasoning, its where you try to make a point by attacking, or insulting, a person himself, rather than the problem.

saying that "bush can't run a country, because look at how he talks." is that type of fallacy.  and its also one I've heard hundreds of times...

anyway, hope that I can be of some help to ya!


  Title: gah!
Jun 7, 2004 - 12:11 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

too much junk in the new blog stuff...I like the BBCode stuff, been needing that for a long time, but the templates?  gah, please spare me!  they actually hurt my eyes!

anyway, enough of that from me.  not much to say, I'm working on darkelves, trying to be a builder, but it doesn't really work, cause I need ACTION!  I can't stand sitting around doing nothing!  I also am broke, so no new planets for awhile, until I can recover.  64x 5th level, and 256x 6th level, plus 10-15x 7th level SGs created without hitting a SINGLE upgrades port!  for those of you who don't know, thats damn EXPENSIVE!  cost me everything I had on all my planets, equaling about 1.2-1.4T!


  Title: I've been busy...
Jun 2, 2004 - 8:49 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

well, you may want to check out a blog or so down (its two blogs down).  I updated some poetry.

on May 28th, I wrote Chains.

last night, I wrote Ragnarok (sorrow of the gods), 4-Letter Words, Why not Love?, These Bars, Geek, Tombstone, and Anyone?

the second day of the tourny (that sunday actually) I wrote Rolling Thunder, in honour of Tarnus, who happened to be #1 for kills at the time, so as befitting, it was a badass poem.

I hope nobody gets offended by the content of the poems, they are all fictional, nothing like that ever did happen (in the case of Rolling Thunder, I never killed any cops in the making of the poem), and I'm sorry for the curse-words, the poems don't sound right if I omit them.  I am an artist, and I want my works to be perfect, so they are here, even if it causes me to get deleted for using inappropriate content.

anyway, have fun reading them, and hope they cause you to think about some things.  once I get time to add so formatting tags in HTML, I will put them up on my site so I don't have to keep them here.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Jun 3, 2004 - 1:25 pm


  Title: Darkelves
May 28, 2004 - 3:57 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

well, what a time we just had!

diablo mentioned losing an SG cluster in his blog.  well, lets just say it was a HUGE SG cluster!  billions of colos producing tons of credits.  well, with big taking that SG cluster, he started rising REALLY rapidly, gained ~100k points in an hour.  we realized we couldn't let this continue, so tempest loaned me some cash, and then he cleaned out all of his planets and bought a big war ship.

I used the cash I was given to nova-bomb the SD on the gateway sector of diablo's old SG cluster (you know, the one now belonging to big) about 10x.  that dropped the SD enough that tempest went and and took it out the rest of the way.  then I walked in, and we both started going haywire, taking planets and destroying them.  in the heat of the battle he took a couple of mine while I was still trying to destroy them, but thats okay, it ended them same anyway.  after we were cleaning up the gateway sector, big himself came in, and started stuff, so tempest left (didn't wanna get nova'd or something) and I started cleaning out the SGs themselves.  took a number of planets, scored about 25b in creds, and destroyed the planets.  never again will that be used for those purposes again.


anyway, now big is mad, seems to think tempest was using admin powers (which he currently doesn't even have, since greg is admin right now) to gangbang him.  he's just pissed cause he lost alot of stuff, and I don't blame him either.

well, for the moment atleast, I am #1 for captured pls, #1 for exp, and #1 for most evil player on the server, by a long shot!  great!  atleast I seem to be good at some things (I was #1 evil dude way before the incident with big, and #2 in both other categories, thanks to the tombstone gang, hehe...)

anyway, enough chatter, I'll let everyone go!  *snickers*


  Title: some poems...
May 28, 2004 - 9:35 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

CHAINS


In the darkness I hear another man sob.
what crime have I done, what soul did I rob?
darkness settles around me, chilling to the bone.
off to my left, I hear another man moan.
this could, hard metal presses against my skin.
I open the floodgates, and let the despair in.
these cold, dark chains that bind me...
only serve to remind me...
in this place, all are dead.
and those above, not a tear to shed.
in a world without care...
the pain, the burden, I cannot bear.
I cannot, I will not, live like this.
so I surrender it, unto the darkness.

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RAGNAROK

I'm crying, and no one feels my pain.
I'm hurting, and no one gives a damn.
I'm weeping, chocking on my sorrow.
I'm dreading, waking up tomorrow.
I'm falling, and no one lifts a hand.
I'm dieing, and no one tries to help.

about me, no one cares.
to help me, no one tries.
to save me, no one moves.
to mourn me, no one cries.
feel my sorrow, and know despair.
for me, from you, there is no care.

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4-LETTER WORDS

P-A-I-N
its when your gut is wrenching and you want to weep
H-A-T-E
that feeling thats always been shown ya
G-O-O-D
put before nothing, its what your daddy called ya
G-O-N-E
its what your dad 'n mum are, they couldn't take ya
F-E-A-R
its there inside ya, taking over
L-E-S-S
comes after worth, you're always called it
K-I-N-D
its what no ones ever been to ya
L-O-V-E
its what no ones ever shown ya
S-H-I-T
its what your in so deep, you can't get out
H-U-R-T
you feel it deep inside, please just end it
H-E-L-L
who cares, its just more of the same
B-A-N-G
its the sound of the gat that kills ya
D-E-A-D
its what you are, now and forever
P-A-I-N
its what you used to feel, but now its gone for good
C-A-R-E
its what even now, no one shows about ya

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WHY NOT LOVE?

why not love, why not me?
am I cursed to live and die alone, happiness never to be?
I see relationships come and go, but for me, no one cares.
why the hell not, am I worth nothing?
all I get is a whisper in passing and lots of blank stares.
I am human after all, you know?
I breath, I bleed, I feel!
I feel pain as deep as anything you've ever felt.
in this dark satyr, is this the hand I'm dealt?
well fuck this world, and fuck this life!
I'm through with the pain and with the strife!
it ends now, cause another day I can't bear.
and all I wanted, was someone to fucking care.

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THESE BARS

an open sky, full of stars
I cannot see, behind these bars
the sweet whisper of the wind
I cannot hear, these bars won't bend
a breath of fresh spring air
to stay behind these bars, I cannot bear
clean white snow on a winters day
behind these bars, its cold but gray
a great vast forest of evergreen
behind these bars, I dare not dream
a pure white beach, and water so blue
behind these bars, sanity is failing, if only they knew
a life and a family, it seems so rare
behind these bars, with no one to care
an open road and an open sky
behind these bars, I think I'll die

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GEEK

I am a geek
everyone tells me so
but if you think I envy them
and their happy lives, and happy loves
you do not credit me with enough
I am shunned by the popular crowd
and am always found alone in groups
but I revile in this fact!
I have no one to bother me
I have no one to love me either
but that fact is inconsequential
I am alone in the world
but the world cannot bring me down
I need not love, I need not happiness
for I am a geek
love by none, abhored by all.

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TOMBSTONE

I have a name.
it is carved upon my face.
I have a birthdate, and a date of death.
they too are gouged into my flesh.
"gone but not forgotten" I tell the world,
but no one knows me, so who can remember?
sometimes they bring me flowers, but they are meant for another.
I sit here every day, despite the weather.
wind and rain beat at me, and I can't help but laugh.
I am not filled with mirth, but sadness oftimes consumes me.
I have to make an effort to retain my sanity.
for though I am granite, marble and bronze,
the tears and sobs I see daily,
scar me as deeply as even the strongest of gales.
a hundred years I've stood my vigil,
and a hundred more will see me yet here.
my existence is my curse.
a life surrounded by death, sadness, and sorrow.
and the knowledge that morning brings the same tomorrow.

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ANYONE?

I live a life of solitude
the number of my friends can be counted on one hand
I despise the day and seek the night
darkness is my refuge
my life is filled with despair
alone with my thoughts, I wonder
does anyone really even care?
I am a shadow that no one sees
shadows are ignored until their gone
I have to ask myself, is it true with me?
if I were gone tomorrow, would the world notice?
anyone?
who would care?
anyone?

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ROLLING THUNDER
(gl Thunderball aka Tarnus!)

I'm a trigger-happy sonuvagun
hang wit me, ya better learn to run
got the cops on my tail
shot a man, then jumped bail
piss me off, I'll put you under
no one messes, with the rolling thunder

blue lights flashing, pulled me over
I ain't even halfway sober
whipped out my sawed-off
the fool didn't get a shot off
two in the chest, blown asunder
cause the fool tried ta mess wit, the rolling thunder

stupid lil punk swung at me
I snap-kicked, broke his knee
turned, done near beat his life out
kicked his ass quicker 'n an Ali-Tyson bout
ya step to me, ya dun made a blunder
don't ya ever mess wit, the rolling thunder

float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
your hands can't hit, what your eyes can't see
I'll hit ya hard, hit ya fast
more 'n 10 ticks, you won't last
hit ya left, hit ya right, hit ya over, and down under
I am the best, I am the greatest, I am, the ROLLING THUNDER!

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Jun 2, 2004 - 8:40 am


  Title: Langel
May 25, 2004 - 2:45 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

well, since you asked, I'm a computer guy.  thats about it.  I just graduated from college, literally, the 20th of this month was my last day.  I have the ceremony to attend, if I feel like it, which I really don't, but my mum really wants me to, since I'll be the first graduate in the family, with my lil sis not far behind!  I think the ceremony is on June 18th, which is good, because I go to court on June 21st.  I had a reckless driving charge (I wasn't reckless, I was just going, way too fast) and I was already sentenced to 30 days in jail, 60 days suspended license, and an $800 fine.  I appealed the first ruling, so I go back in June.  atleast I can be sure nothing will happen so I can't graduate, which is the whole reason I appealed in the first place.  I needed to graduate this year, and if I was rotting in jail, it wouldn't happen.  just so you know, I'm not afraid to go to jail, I've been in worse places, I'd rather not go, ofcourse, but its all good.

well, now that I've graduated, I figure I may get a real job, would be nice, but I don't even know where to begin.  I majored in IT/Networking (so I can run computer networks) but its hard to find a job like that without much experience.  sure, I have tons of computer-related experience, I've been playing with them semi-professionally for almost nine years!  and ofcourse I've actually been playing ON them since, lets see, the late 80s?  I never got into programming like alot of kids did back then, which I regret now, because I'm having to learn everything new, with a very shaky programming background, which includes a Visual BASIC course in high school, and a programming logic course in college.  other than that, I just try and pick up books on whatever language I'm trying to find out about, and just read, which can be confusing at times.

well, I hope that clears up a few things for anybody who was interested.  if anybody has questions, you are free to send my a private message.  I do warn you, I LOVE to talk, so be prepared!


  Title: for a change...
May 24, 2004 - 4:15 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I haven't died anew!  I hadn't realized it atfirst, but after just re-reading my previous blogs, I haven't posted a single one (beside this one) without complaining about dieing!  hrrrmmm, perhaps that says something about my skills?  I don't know...hopefully we'll see shortly.

the draft tourny is closing tomorrow, which actually sucks, because my team still has a few fast growers, including two of the very best builders in the game.  we all know that builders start slow, and after a long time with no GMGs in the top10, we now have two!  bovine is really kicking some ass, 5th place, and I think he can take 4th from alf before the tourny ends.  fiveyes, a great tactitian, and should rightfully have had the #1 team, with the effort he put into it, is closing in on the top5 himself, though I have my doubts if he can make it in time.  but, there is a chance.  he's got an arseload of planets (228), he's created the most by nearly twice (with #2 being bovine (117), and moonraker (105) just a little way behind)

bovine needs 120k points to pass alf for fourth, and fiveyes would need 430k to drop alf to 6th and be in the top5 himself.  easily possible, although, to be sure, alf is growing also.

---------------------------

now, I've gotta rant a small bit.  I just can't stand to watch good, active people get knocked out of a tourny (myself included), and then watch while some people care about it so little that their last login time was TWO WEEKS AGO!

36 70,463   Riivo  The Bone Collectors 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 May 10, 2004 - 8:49am


surely, that guy was worth having on your team, right?  there are several other who haven't logged in within the last 6-9 days.  thats something that I can't understand.  you only sign up for a tourny if your going to commit to it, right?  wrong, I guess.

-----------------------------

another thing I'd like to say, is if I was the GMG and TBC, I would team up.  obviously GMG isn't going to win, and the way it looks currently, neither will TBC.  but, if you had both teams working together to find the top5 DD players, especially the #1 guy, then atleast TBC would have a chance to win, and GMG would have their revenge on DD, right?  I mean, the #1 DD has 28 kills.  and a good number of them have been GMG.  seems to me like its time for revenge.  you know you can't win the round, so why not try and help another team take out the current top guys?  right?

-----------------------------

well...looks like we're going to have another tourny here soon.  ofcourse I'm going to sign-up for it.  here is my dream team:

fiveyes - best builder in the game!
bovine - great builder, helpful!
moonraker - great player!
fakecajun - one of the best!
big - great assassin, 28 kills!
satman - 2nd place, half the turns of any other top10 player, except alf, and its almost half of his!
wild angel - why not?!
takashi - not much on the tourny, but a great attacker!
tarnus - kicks ass!
dark soul - great personality!
argas - great player!
saras - great player!
gvar - good attacker!
the donald - alot of fun!
namibia - good player
narg - another good player
max griswald - gotta have myself on the team!


thats 17 players right there, which is what GMG had at the start of the tourny.  now, can anyone beat that team?  didn't think so...


  Title: hrrmmm...
May 17, 2004 - 11:04 am
Posted By: Max Griswald

I'm getting really irritated at the death thing.  first off, you can't figure out a goddamn thing about what happened (you need to atleast be able to view your goddamn log!  and read your ****ing messages)

okay, I logout yesterday in a stealth, lvl22 engines, lvl22 cloak, and lvl23 sensors.  I had 3 EWDs and an escape pod.  I was in my own sector, with pretty decent sector defenses (not GREAT, but ~300k everything, and the planets were all at lvl20 or so...)

I try to login today, and I died in a terrible (horrible?) accident.  I didn't have an escape pod!  what the ****?  I surely did have one, what did they do, boot me from Sol after the first time I lost the ship?  cause I had escape pods on my endy, my stealth, and my cargo (even though I only used the cargo for like 10 mins...)

well...so much for a good start, I get ****ed over a second time by something I don't even understand.  HOW did I get tossed from Sol?  if I lost my stealth (which I did had 3 EWDs on, so it doesn't make sense to me) then I would have started back in Sol?  correct?  well, you start back with a lvl0 pioneer, correct?  how did it get booted?


EDIT:  seems that I pulled another ship outta the shipyard instead.  had to be a gunship, or maybe a pioneer?  anyway, I was being rushed outta the lab, I tried to RS to the team's sector, and evidently didn't make it (they shutdown the power to the lab right at 5pm, so right as I clicked the button to RS.

atleast, thats what I've gathered from talking to Tarnus.  they found a non-stealth, w/o EWDs or a pod.  wow, this sucks...anyway, I'm deleting this profile anyway...I joined to play the tourny, I got fucked outta it because of a stupid thing, and I'm done.


EDIT 2:  alright, even though I don't plan on keeping this account, I could still have had the decency/courtesy to not post a blog full of streaming curses.  I was reading langel's blog and noticed it was mentioned, so I figure I need to correct my ways.  anyway, sorry to anyone that read this and was offended by content.  that wasn't my intention (I'm trying to get my profile deleted though, that was one of the reasons for posting that way)

also, isn't it fun when you re-join a server, and your having fun, you find a damn nice indy planet ripe for the taking, you use EVERY bit of cash to upgrade your voy to ~24-26 and hit the planet.  no where near breaking, but atleast they can't hurt you, and your taking out 100k+ points of armor.  so, after ~20 more attacks, you finally defeat the planet!  w00t!  the 1.6t (which would get me a damn nice starter-excel) is now mine!  right?  wrong.  for some reason the jackasses didn't want me ruling them, they drilled to the planets core and blew the damn thing up!  whoa!  hold on!  I wasted almost 300b upgrading my voy to the point I could take the planet, not to mention almost an hour of my life (god I hate dial-up!) and for what?  I got NOTHING out of the deal!

oh well, maybe this game wasn't made for me...I think I'm giving up on the darkelves server, cause its just senseless.

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on May 19, 2004 - 11:50 am


  Title: well, that was fun, but dunno how it happened
May 14, 2004 - 1:23 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

I got killed on darkelves.  probably I pissed off the wrong people, because they had to of hunted me, I had a stealth, 3 EWDs, and an escape pod, but I must have been hit a few times, I should think, to have been killed.

anyway, I will now concentrate on the tourny, which I wish to god was already started, because I'm bored as HELL!  lol!

well, this is my shortest blog to date, but thats about all the news I have.  I managed to get pretty high up with Bovine's help, and he says I may become a pretty good gunner, though I'm not sure if thats what I'm gonna be in the tourny.  I also learned alot about SG clusters from him!


  Title: oops I did it again...
May 13, 2004 - 8:15 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

no, I didn't play with ANYTHING...not that I'm admitting to, anyway, but I did die!  oh, why did I have to try once more to cloak past 23m figs?  lost me a ~3-4t excel!  ofcourse...I was encouraged to do it by another player, so...I guess I'm still to blame, but its alright, nothing I can't survive.

he was sorry that is happened, and sent me 6t+ to get my ship back, but thats not the point.  the point is, I should have been able to slip past!  I had nova bombed the system 10-11 times, dropped ~140m figs, and SHOULD have dropped planet sensors enough to allow me to slip in.  my bad, it wasn't enough.  I had just spent 2t+ to upgrade to lvl33 cloaks also, which made the deal have an even worse taste in my mouth, but, I got a few trillion creds outta the deal, so I'm not as pissed about those figs seeing me as I could be.  the funny thing?  this is the same guy who gave me the cash to get my excel after the LAST incident!  hope I don't die again, cause I'd look PRETTY freaking stupid!  anyway, I'm off to claim some planets, and see whats on the other side of an SG!  hopefully its candy!

EDIT:

sorry, I use alot of cursing usually and noticed I had some places I needed to tone down content.  again, sorry to anyone who read this before the edit!

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on May 13, 2004 - 8:29 pm


  Title: Nova Bombs and other ramblings
May 11, 2004 - 8:21 pm
Posted By: Max Griswald

who knew nova bombs could be so fun?  using a lvl16 endeavor, I can take out 50m+ sector figs in like, just a few turns (some COSTLY turns, but thats not the point!)

the one thing that did suprise me though, was that I didn't KEEP nova-bombing!  I decided to upgrade my excel instead, and then proceeded to attack a planet, by cloaking past the rest of the figs (some 72m)  I spent 600b creds on upgrading my excel, had lvl32 cloaks, and was doing pretty good, managed to knock the planet down to ~100k armour, after what, twelve attacks?  great.  but on the last of two runs (I was taking ~80k off at a pop) I get found out!  rofl!  I had 72m figs close on me, and rape the charred wreckage of my excel!  wow!  what an imbecile I am!  next time, I'll just send a few more nova bombs before trying to take over a planet!  the worst part was, the planet was independent!  the figs weren't, because there were 2 other planets in the system, owned by, rifleman, but still, when you try THAT much to take a planet, and end up failing (but don't worry, I'll take it someday, for sure!) it sorta sucks.

well, if I hadn't been so stupid and so hurried last night (a deadly combination, to be sure!) I wouldn't have wasted like, 200b creds!  atleast!  for some reason I hadn't bothered upgrading my bases (beside the first three) to over, more than 14 (10 on some).  I did, however change cred production to 61%, so I could re-gain some capital to get my excel back (the razorbacks fine, as a backup, but I can't even get higher than lvl20 engines, which blows, how can I try a hit-and-run attack on sector d's now?)  so, lo-and-behold, every one of my planets was MAXED!  too bad!  and my two big planets could've held an extra 500b+ EACH had I upgraded them, I'm not sure how much they'd have MADE, but probably close to that!  lets put it this way, in the last hour, they've made 5b+ apiece, so in ~22 hours, thats....like 110b!  on each of the two!  plus the countless other BILLIONS I lost on the other 14 planets because I didn't upgrade!

well, I learned my lesson, I hope.  upgraded everything to lvl19, which'll probably work for planets with ~100m colos, I'm never gone more than 24 hours (unless something bad has happened) so I should be okay with that...I did actually upgrade to lvl24 on one big planet, and lvl25 on the other, which gives me a ~2.9t and ~5.8t max respectively...if it maxes that out, then THANK GOD!  lol...all I'm wanting actually, is the 1.1t I need to get my excel back (does the price increase every one you lose?) and about 1t+ to upgrade (I spent about 800b+ on the last one, hopefully 1t or more would make it last longer.  the goal is lvl40+ on everything!  hehe...


EDIT:

I love nova bombing!

Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 6960708 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1241659 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 7457037 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 4394091 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 5229247 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1958509 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 318509 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 248078 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 4428332 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 119078 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1291425 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1283654 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 824164 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1501875 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 225272 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 609852 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1552871 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 756217 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Quorgor suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Ahuntaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Omazarel suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Eidosoi suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


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Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 80595667 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 39314960 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 17396870 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 34597164 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.



Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 28588856 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 22079281 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.



Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 30097164 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 36210021 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 14362647 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 5793604 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 9702765 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 14644942 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1899700 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 18013278 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 5015206 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 11664696 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.



Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1694025 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 3564213 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 72219 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1390043 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 2287897 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 2418675 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 875121 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1445623 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1634531 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1196426 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1129022 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 933212 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Iunni suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Atidogaza suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Clunbaint suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


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Sector xxxx

Sector xxxx has been Nova Bombed!

  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Araragun suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxx

Sector xxxx has been Nova Bombed!

  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Araragun suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxx

Sector xxxx has been Nova Bombed!

  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Araragun suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxx

Sector xxxx has been Nova Bombed!

  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Araragun suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxx

Sector xxxx has been Nova Bombed!

  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Araragun suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


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Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 7862992 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 26209973 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 13550556 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 34597165 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 27409079 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 16155827 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 27134989 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 14603463 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 25342435 sector Fighters.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 12494922 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 18162381 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 2070587 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 5330264 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 911059 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 7515672 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 4852904 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 169503 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 2260882 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1910292 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1145514 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 1343019 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 2285300 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 202093 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1454172 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 970043 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 1091748 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 931241 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet Unnamed suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet Erirkair suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


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Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 13860843 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 6768148 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 19312775 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 36867066 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 25523357 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 20690517 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 27836925 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 14239320 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 5504894 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 7611564 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 17869824 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 15767128 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 29362573 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 33827126 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 23523367 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 22661511 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 7846327 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 12239120 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Sector xxxxx

Sector xxxxx has been Nova Bombed!

Destroyed 5104792 sector Fighters.
Destroyed 8611264 sector Mines.
  
Planets damaged by the Nova Bomb
Planet 8 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 7 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 9 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 6 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.
Planet 10 suffered damage from the Nova Bomb.


Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on May 13, 2004 - 8:28 pm




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