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Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:08 am
by Havok
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And now one for the dedicated...

Christmas Chaos is your basic default VGA Planets game using the original shiplist and Echo Cluster map.
The game runs every 2 hours from Midnight Dec 25th through New Years 2014 and the winner will be decided at the end.
No Computer Players.
No Drops.
Just Chaos.

Mods: Teleport. Race Plus.
Map: Echo Cluster.
Homeworlds: Random Locations.
Extra Rich HW, Random Rich Planets. High Pop. High Money.
Starbase @ HW with 2 ships.
TimHost 3.22.47.
Rank to Join: Space Cadet.

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:31 am
by FireAge
Sounds awesome. Unfortunately I'm getting too old for this shit. :'(

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Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:57 pm
by Havok
You just have to plan your strategy around missing some turns is all... Without the fear of a drop, it shouldn't pose to much of a problem, especially in the beginning.

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:47 pm
by Logain
Havok,

You are an evil man… This sounds like a recipe for divorce! :shock:

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:54 pm
by Havok
C'mon in... Stay awhile...

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:02 am
by FireAge
I thought about it, but I resist the temptation!

I usually take more than 2 hours per turn anyway :'-)
So that would mean I have to submit poor quality turns, which would spoil the fun for me :(

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:04 pm
by Havok
If it takes you 2 hours to make a turn this early in the game....

Also I've taken that into consideration. I'll probably extend it to 4 hours before it's over... Depends on how many turns have run.

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:47 pm
by Angbard
Logain wrote:Havok,

You are an evil man… This sounds like a recipe for divorce! :shock:

I must say my other half is less than impressed with me playing in this game.

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:34 pm
by Havok
I think that's what's keeping a lot of people out of this game. Should I push the hosting to once every 6 hours instead?

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:49 pm
by Angbard
I think it too late for that in this game. Perhaps you should canvass for opinions before starting another game to try and get more people involved.

More players would be nice, only having three players makes the Borg's life too easy.

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:17 pm
by Havok
It's an experiment and there's always someone who wants to play on the holidays in a short period of time...

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:51 pm
by Rearview
I'm really curious how this worked out. I think I'd also get divorced doing this. :) It wasn't going to work for me this time of year.

Re: Welcome to Christmas Chaos 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:38 pm
by Dano Killer
I like the idea but perhaps a 4 or 6 hour turn around and game ends at turn 50? Create a game with Transport, SB+, asteroids, Wrap Map, and wormholes. Things to speed up the game and provide plenty of minerals. Capture the flag baby!!

The 6 hour turnaround might be a problem during overnight play but in the end it would even out across the timezones. Perhaps make it a weekend only game starting on Friday using GMT as the time hack. 72 hrs /6 = 12 turns a weekend.

Anyway, I liked the idea for us crazy ones. I'd consider joining for a 1 month long, weekend game of mass destruction.