Simply Us – (whatever our fam number was)
#1 Fam in most people eyes.
#2 In p-count.
“Partaxia” (Arch Angel - hiding)
Some scrubb that didn’t speak for 3 days. Then starts talking when we rouge him, gets cleared
Some scrubb that never spoke.
Airwing – 4th day.
Pitbull – 6th day
Hellboy. 9th Day
I random into the fam this Partaxia (Arch Angel) is already leader, Rene is there, and Easy and Lethal are in chat and not saying much. As BoR ticks down, with 7 mins to go before the first tick I ask Eazy to make a new chat, and I post the Fast Research Strat (that everyone claims is “the strat they worked out with Orion”) everyone was using in Tera. I tell Easy “Alright Easy, ima take 2 planets per system and we can have some fun turtled up and try some econ tricks”
Round starts and I am voted leader.
Partaxia (Arch Angle) is pretty salty and creates a ton of meaningless drama (just unreadable noob garbage), explores right into other fam’s natural cores. I start planning to remove him, and ask Easy to make a second chat so we can talk about the actual round, not whatever that guy thought he was doing.
@Picklearmy sends me a funny map picture for a perm nap with no cores. Works out well, he gets a fat chunk of real estate to his north and some extra spread, and we gain an actual organized family in our cores.
12:33 PM] Picklearmy: interested in a coreless pnap?
[12:34 PM] ™Darrk: Lol why not just ally?
12:34 PM] Picklearmy: not allowed lol
[12:34 PM] ™Darrk: oh… I should read the directions
My answer was this picture:
Around T-48 I am already portaling on what would become our outer core for the round with the fam to our west (#6366: The Hundred Acre Wood) and the fam to our east (The Browsers). Not that I have any intent to hit either of them, I need portals to kill out the Partax idiot, and the guy that explored all over the map. Fuck - stuck playing Dancer.
I suppose the 66 sees me portaling and that dood spread to the winds and thinks we might have our shit together. They approach about diplo. I quickly draw them a favorable map from their perspective, and essentially gained our family about 30-35 systems we could have never held with the stroke of a pen. @I_like_pie would have been proud.
So now we are going to be at least a 700p fam.
AW asks to draft in, we accept. Why not?
AW hits all his Fast Research Strat ticks, promising!
Tommy/Netscape (leader/attacker of the Browsers) and I start squabbling over a natural border gap, I take up Rene’s wiz so we can keep his portal down. Having not played Pax before he presses the CFPP quite often (to a bit of humor – the Browsers notice his exuberance).
We get some fleet started, and a few ticks later the Browsers come to me for diplo.
The Browsers are #1 (by a martathon), have amazing econ, are cored to the gills, and come asking for a NAP. Tommy and I have a bizarrely long talk and we get way more territory then we should have.
I am still @ 99 droids.
Somewhere in there Tommy implies that he wants the nap the way it is so “he can kill me back to my core” . That two bit bullshit pretty much makes The Browsers the only thing that is of interest for me for the rest of the round.
Pitbull drafts in
Hellboy draft’s in
@HellRaizeR clears PA (they called him “The Camar”) from one of my cores and with my last attack (we are at 6 total for the round) I message him and say “I am just a kid with 1 trannie, two droids, and a dream”.
End of week 2
Total cost for a 900p core:
6 attacks (3 real ones)
99 Droids, 33fgs, 16 trannies.
2x 5 min diplo sessions.
1x really weird 2 hour diplo sesh
I let the family loose on exploring, and they poop like they went to Chipolte.
No one can really hit us, so I stop looking at the map completely
(To this day I have no clue where ICD’s, The Horde’s, or The Turtle’s home systems were)
I have to travel for work for a week and the gang is doing a bang up job exploring over this ridiculous core.
Somewhere in here the Horde light into the Browser’s like they owe them money.
I only know this because our only real opponent for the round (The Browsers) stop growing.
I have to travel for a week for work.
I leave the family set up so Lethal can take over leadership should the need arise.
AW takes over flippy jumps (Sci /Con) Everyone calls it something different.
The Horde stops fighting the Browsers.
Pitbull and Aw get in (or start, no clue) a spat with the Horde. Someone in the Horde is unlaserd so one quick FleetElite raid and a just a shit ton of CPFFs later there is a nap with them that claims such a massive amount of territory - that we cannot hope to fill it.
Things start to get fucking weird in our family.
Fresh off a pretty quick drubbing of The Horde, Aw (never a family leader) signs some secret “CF (in their eyes at the time) or “Perm Nap” with ICD’s family. I didn’t know about it for at least a week, and I don’t think Pitbul knew right away either. Never asked Easy or Lethal, shit got so crazy in our family the week I was away – never had time to ask them.
AW takes it upon himself to:
Do a MASSIVE pop jump but not let Lethal research.
Kinda takes over the fam
Voted me down as leader
“Planned” the “war” against (#6366: The Hundred Acre Wood)
We weren’t saved for these doods.
They had about 60% of our econ – our jump was just the shit we had lying around.
Had Lethal declare
Jumped Pitbull (with waaay less shares) to 70% of the NW of 66’s WHOLE FAMILY.
Didn’t explo a single fucking planet to keep his silenz stats up
Wouldn’t let people take off him “because they are looking for my portals”
Timed the war for 8:00 Fucking AM on a Monday Morning EST, the day I am home and have to be at work, jet lagged and exhausted from a week long work trip.
Ran over at least one d-station
Got his fighters ran to piss
Spent three hours alone (Pit and I stayed up all night cleaning up the mess)
Realized how fucked he was
Came crying to daddy to do diplo.
In no mood for more of his bizarre bullshit – and after such an epic fail - I essentially gave 66 a nap that gave us our core back, and gave them theirs.
Had I waited another 2 hours – Pitbull would have torn that family (66) apart.
Yeah @OrBit I let you run your mouth, and call me a bitch or whatever - I was playing a much bigger game then your scrubb family and the smoking crater Pit was without a doubt about to turn it into.
It nearly cost us Pit – and DEAR GOD HE WAS PISSED – and rightfully so.
I took full blame for the call.
I even agreed to say “We lost” in the uni thread.
It was the only way to get the family back under control.
Swallow my pride, take the insults, and achieve the only thing that mattered…
It cut off AW’s balls.
24 hours later Lethal, now researched (like a normal fucking pop banker) easily had the top GC income in Uni for a few days.
This had to happen or the Browse’s would have canceled.
They had the worst case of “BIG NUMBER SYNDROME” I have seen in 15 years.
I just played into it.
Pit vs Swagga:
Pit, now pissed as fuck - needed a target to fight with his remaining fleet
Swagga exploed in our core because of a war with The Turtles (I really don’t think he meant to).
Pit cleared him.
Swagga cleared from another side of the map.
They tick fought for a 36 hours and I had to call an end to it.
The Browser’s had started spending their iron again.
We topped off the planets Pit scored and I put the fam on full save.
The Browser War:
The Browsers (apparently not paying any attention at all) continued jumping their infra while we were on a hard full save.
I suspected (had they been paying attention) they were going to cancel on us during the radio show.
But nope, just one more big round of jumping Cells to likely the highest CF income in the game.
Easy was running infls all the time on them during this save.
Once he started failing on Cells (about 15 hours after the radio show) I knew Cells was doing info on us.
We counter jumped Agents, and they counter jumped right back.
In their minds, because they had a 10 mil GC lead on us they thought they had us.
We had a cool Billion saved on the market. Their 10mil GC a tick lead on us cut our Bilion saved by 480mil.
None of their bankers had any Con%, everyone in our fam did.
Fuck, their attackers barely did.
For the first time all round, I had full control of the family.
The plan was:
Go 90/10 Offence vs defense spending.
Split fleets giving AW air, and Pit ground.
Spend 4.3 mil Oct on wiz we had to take down Josh’s pop.
Have a massive stash for counter jumps in case of an emergency.
Blow all RC’s on Pit, AW, and Rene for maximum con%.
The first tick:
We did manage to outjump them (in total)
We did manage 1 Hypno and 3 storms.
Pit lost his monster ground force.
AW got off some good fighter runs.
We immediately rebuilt Pit’s trannies.
Got cleared from a lot of systems, but put a decent enough hurt on Tommy (Netscape) that he couldn’t raid.
At this point, someone in their family started kinda bragging in chat that it was over the first tick.
Tommy sure sounded confident that it would be over quickly.
TBO was the only that showed a bit of foresight and said “This is far from over”.
The next few ticks, while their fam idk –just kinda sat around doing nothing (whacking off to their brief success?) I made it home from work, AW, Lethal, and Easy passed out, and Pitbull out of the fight till morning I did the only thing I could.
I cleared my shares and (not fleet eliet, this could not be massed – it was to technical, to many players with varying fleets) did a massive 60 planet retake on all of their family. It took about 4 hours to set up.
Pit was back in time to counter jump fleet so every unit was ready in the middle of the night when his trannies came in. He sounded rather annoyed, and I told him not to worry, I would keep them busy for a few ticks.
61 wins of 63 attacks over 3 ticks perked him right up.
By the time I woke up the next morning, our family – finally gelled and playing up to it’s potential began to systematically tear the Browsers apart.
Over the next few days:
Rene laying down OH’s and with some counter jumping got a 9 storm volley off on Josh. 174 mil pop – gone
We tore down their CF bankers Sci
They were losing territory.
Cells (Zero fam 62) was all over fucking retakes. Have to give the guy credit, if he was on – he was fighting.
Tommy asks for a nap Friday night, we had a less weird chat than our first one.
Still a little shit talky for someone who picked a fight, and was reduced to a retaker by the second day.
At some point Cells asked me (personally) what was the point when we would offer a nap.
I said 30%.
The tick we reached 30% we got 22 nukes.
Figured “terms” were of no interest.
The tick Tommy came back, we nailed his iron supply… a lot.
AW would raid dead bankers in the day and PB and I would claim systems at night.
IDK, we wound up taking 500 off them.
@Malin Cells never gave up.
So Munder was talking shit in #general about how awesome they are for farming 200p familes, and how it is somehow our fault the ill prepared Browsers canceled on us, and wouldn’t stop fighting that they had to rape to win.
Considering that AW had made some (never confirmed) secret nap with the rapists, and he never lead the family, no matter how much he tried…
I did the only sensible thing.
I called Pitbull and had a chat on the phone.
Knowing that Sol was banned for being a racist bag of human waste, and something he said to Pit personally was along those lines – AND that fact they were raping helpless exhausted families, we chose to hit them.
We knew full well that AW would want to protect his fellow IA having - racist sweethearts.
That’s how racists do it right? They stick together, cover each other’s lies, and scurry around like rodents when light pours onto them.
So we both sent a copy of the same letter saying we were going to hit them to Easy and Lethal.
When we woke up.
Racists sympathizing Airwing, under the cover of some bullshit IA he personally made said he wouldn’t help but he would raid the browsers – I rouged his ass.
We all voted, kept him rouge, and planned our hit.
While The Browsers continued to jump fleets, op and fight.
Valentines day happened, Pit had a date, and did not make it back in time to hit them.
So we finished second, fought all the good fams we could get shares with, and in Planet count – won every contest we had.
Just wanna say thanks to:
@Lethal – Great job co-leading, you stepped in when you needed to.
@Easyway Tier one play from you as always, you played the shit out of that race.
@RenegadeDamon Thank you for listening, learning, and staying calm. I hope you learned a ton.
@The_Doctor A pleasure good sir. There was a lot of noise trying to stop you and I from playing smoothly together. We got there in the end, and the payoff was pretty fucking satisfying. You are one dedicated motherfucker.
@KingoftheNorth (Hellboy) – I know you had some RL probs, and I can’t thank you enough for playing in spite of that.
Good round guys,
Not too shabby for 4 randoms who had to kill off 3 players.