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Tibors
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Post by Tibors » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:12 pm

My lightly irritable persona of Snapper has found a home on the planet of Theria.
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DryFire
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Post by DryFire » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:30 pm

I"m back as Dryfire (origional isn't it? ) on the planet simple design.

The stats page migrations are complete. When teh round starts I will make the announcement in forums.

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Post by burcakb » Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:03 pm

Rusty075 wrote:Maybe having a girl's name this round will keep me from being bombed again. :lol:
It may at that - if Locutus doesn't mistake you for Tyra/No 6 :D

I'm Anubis as usual on planet Chaos
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Post by Straker » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:21 pm

Wasn't going to play this round, but after last round I saw how awesome a lot of the race-specific agents can be; at one point I had 50 reinforced cells, though I didn't do much with them (really!). I'm going to try focusing almost entirely on intelligence this entire round, so I can't really post my name etc here, think I've already allied with everyone who posted here though.

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Post by StarfishChris » Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:43 pm

Straker wrote:I'm going to try focusing almost entirely on intelligence this entire round, so I can't really post my name etc here, think I've already allied with everyone who posted here though.
Bah! Save some for me ;)
It starts today at 12pm UTC. Good luck to everyone! I get a feeling we'll need it...
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Post by perplex » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:44 am

ok i've registered and gonna see what this game is all about :) thats if i can actually play online over this network :/

tragus
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Post by tragus » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:14 am

perplex wrote:ok i've registered and gonna see what this game is all about :) thats if i can actually play online over this network :/
Welcome to SR. Check out the forums, especially the "In Character" thread titled "How to cook an egg". If you have any questions, just send a message to the Food Network or post on the forums there. SR *is* strangely compelling, though the first little bit is a bit slow to build.
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DryFire
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Post by DryFire » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:19 am

Yes it's quite addicting, but this time I've promised my self not spend too much time on it.

Be sure toe read some of the noobie help stuff that's been posted.

Tobias
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Post by Tobias » Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:52 am

I've concluded that I will not have time to play this round:( I found something even more addictive... WoW. Between that and school and family... well something have to give.

I created my planet allready... who wants free pop?

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Post by tragus » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:41 am

The Food Network always needs sous-chefs and dishwashers. Send'em over and we won't have to go scrounging in other people's kitchens...

Which planet are you?
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Post by Rusty075 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:04 am

Snowdrift is always looking for new population.... :lol:
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Post by StarfishChris » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:39 am

Wonderland is happy to receive new visitors too!
It's coming back

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Post by Tobias » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:43 am

tragus wrote: Which planet are you?
I thought that was common knowledge by now... Gwendalore:)

btw, how much more can you guys handle?

anyone have any sickly expensive food to sell me? I seem to have wored up quite a shortage the last day...

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Post by Straker » Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:27 am

Tragus being blamed for that big jump in prestige that was actually due to neither divert nor pop from Tobias = grandest irony of all :D

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Post by DryFire » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:34 pm

what was teh cause if it wasn't the population a few spcr members have been doling out?

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Post by tragus » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:22 pm

Straker wrote:Tragus being blamed for that big jump in prestige that was actually due to neither divert nor pop from Tobias = grandest irony of all :D
S'OK. Around my house (especially with an 11-year old young woman), I'm used to being blamed as the cause of everything horrible and bad.

Except when it can be blamed on the cat....
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Post by burcakb » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:09 am

OOC anyone who can build a computer in a bread box has may vote for advanced humanoid.
I loved this quote :D
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Hello SR!

Post by wainwra » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:48 am

Well, I joined - a couple of days ago now.

My first thoughts were, "huh? er, now what?". (The game is very light on help for the newbie, you know!)

But I stuck at it, and am now starting to obsess over trying to overtake the chap just above me (I'm in position 83 ouch) and planning my life around when the next research item gets completed.

I'm very aware that as both a newbie and a late-starter, I'm canon-fodder/a sitting duck/low-hanging fruit. Any advice/alliances/forbearance from you experts would be extremely welcome!

Kral, of the planet Limba.
[size=75]My system (not working):
Antec P180, ASUS A8N32-SLI, X2 3800+, Scythe Ninja, S12-500 PSU, 2x80GB 2.5" SATA Seagate 7200.1, 3 NoiseMagic NoVibes HDD suspension racks, MSI NX6600LE TD256 VGA card, 3 Papst F2GLLE fans, Enermax UC 9FATR2 fan controller, NoiseMagic EWMS fan controller, BENQ 1640 DVD writer[/size]

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Post by Rusty075 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:00 am

#1 priority for a late-to-the-party planet should be: Get your Intel Agency up and running ASAP. One of the most frustrating things about coming into a round late is that the existing planets will wait until your 250 turn "safe time" is up, and then fill your planet with spies. Get a stockpile of agents (100 or so) and start running sweeps on your planet every few turns to get, and keep, your alert level up close to 100.

And welcome to the Galaxy! :lol:
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:-)

Post by wainwra » Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:23 am

This from Kral: "Intelligence? One of our better qualities, you know! I must say, our agents seem to have been jolly busy catching those foreign chappies recently. Beastly business."
[size=75]My system (not working):
Antec P180, ASUS A8N32-SLI, X2 3800+, Scythe Ninja, S12-500 PSU, 2x80GB 2.5" SATA Seagate 7200.1, 3 NoiseMagic NoVibes HDD suspension racks, MSI NX6600LE TD256 VGA card, 3 Papst F2GLLE fans, Enermax UC 9FATR2 fan controller, NoiseMagic EWMS fan controller, BENQ 1640 DVD writer[/size]

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Post by tragus » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:40 pm

Oh, and don't cooperate with, ally with, trade with, or even talk with anyone from SPCR or else you're cheating!! :evil:
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DryFire
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Post by DryFire » Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:45 pm

Is SR down for any one else? I haven't been able to acess it since this morning.

Tibors
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Post by Tibors » Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:50 pm

3) MSI RS480M2-IL | A64 3000+ | Freezer 64 | SS-301HT | 7200.7 PATA 40GB
5) Intel D525MW | Intel 320 40GB | Vertex II 180GB

Straker
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Post by Straker » Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:38 am

bah. logged in once yesterday, was getting like 6 turns every 20 mins, it died after a half hour. logged in just now to see my research and massive fleet both finished (two of the turns were 12 hours apart) and it broke again before I could start more research. :(

at least I'm not still stuck at 3% tax, would have had like -15k income after all the construction.

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Post by wainwra » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:42 am

Is everyone else also now getting a password prompt, whenever you hit any page (including the forums) on SR?
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Antec P180, ASUS A8N32-SLI, X2 3800+, Scythe Ninja, S12-500 PSU, 2x80GB 2.5" SATA Seagate 7200.1, 3 NoiseMagic NoVibes HDD suspension racks, MSI NX6600LE TD256 VGA card, 3 Papst F2GLLE fans, Enermax UC 9FATR2 fan controller, NoiseMagic EWMS fan controller, BENQ 1640 DVD writer[/size]

Tibors
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Post by Tibors » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:00 am

Yep.
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Post by Rusty075 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:18 pm

As of about 2pm Eastern the login screen has changed, and now bears this message:
SR wrote:Stellar Realms is currently experiencing technical difficulties.
You will be notified by email when the site is functional again.



We apologize for the inconvenience.
I read between the lines a: "I'm working on it, quit bugging me!" message too.

Sounds like more serious issues than the usual db corruption. Personally, I wouldn't be opposed to just tanking the rest of this round so Vork can focus on the changes he wants to make for next. Why work to fix code that you know isn't going to be used in the next version.
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Post by DryFire » Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:17 am

Sounds like a plan to me, even though I'm doing better then I usually do.

But what if something that will be continued is borked? I don't see a reason in tanking the round for that. Just stall it untill he finishes.

Turns started turning again yesterday according to the analyst report.

DryFire
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Post by DryFire » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:41 pm

I am sad to announce that the server I was hosting the stats page on has crashed and the admin in charge of it and the project I was working on (which is how i got the space), will be moving to a new server. However, there is no eta or garuntee that I will have hosting again.

I'm guessing Ohmm's page is still up? It looks like the stats page may need a new home, though when it will have a use may be another question.

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Post by burcakb » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:25 pm

I have a free Linux/MySQL account that's sitting idle. I'm zero on LIMP but if somebody teaches me how....
[size=75][url=http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=17474]Thor's Hammer[/url]
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