Newsletter #14 31/5/10

WAR: Dark Day
The war with Dark Day continues, losses have been taken on both sides.

On our side we have lost the mighty Dead Meat to a combined Legion and Dark Day thanks to bad traffic delaying his return. So be aware that Dark Day have many local allies and are not ashamed to use them. It appears that Insom has also fallen, he has always had a lack lustre approach to fleetsaving but it is a massive blow for the group in g23.

While Dark Day have lost a fleet to a ninja defend by Rob Gale. Fleets and defenses in g23 continue to be laid to waste as our offensive continues. While the offensive in g60 has taken a blow after Stu| got ninja’d by Dark Day while attacking a none Dark Day target, so take that as a warning to all.

We have entered into a NaP with Unimat0 in the hopes of ending this war quicker by sharing intel, how ever it seems they are less than forthcoming with assistance. So I urge members to do all intel swapping and chatter via an officer.

And I cannot stress enough, you must, must, take great care in your fleetsaves, make them varied and to arrive after you return.

WAR: Attack Reports
The fighting in 23:57 continues to result in losses for Dark Day, having destroyed a fleet that created 4.4mil debris and removing total defenses valued around the 12mil mark and several smaller fleets. So congrats the resident SWaRM in their terrority there, Mech One, Insom, Ironman and myself, and thanks to the local Zaphod for his efforts as well. The guys in 57 also have a nice planet theme going on.

Klarg spent the weekend destroying a planet in g25, starting with approx 2mil worth of defenses to end after 3 days of assaults by Klarg and myself with 0 defenses.

Stu| has also been on the offensive taking out another Dark Day fleet in g60. The attacking side acquired 104,643 ore, 86,596 crystal, and 41,025 hydrogen. There now float 172,500 ore and 148,350 crystal at this location.

In the ninja defend by Rob Gale on Timber in g48 a small Dark Day fleet was destroyed creating 1.8mil debris. well played.

SWaRM Attacks
In a large scale group attack in g25, a large target was brought to it’s knees, The attacking side consisted of Klarg, Warlord, David 2 and Zaphod. The attacking side acquired 1,816,883 ore, 1,046,270 crystal, and 2,079,202 hydrogen. There now float 6,924,300 ore and 5,586,750 crystal at this location. For the full report see here.

While passing the time between Dark Day raids I started hunting in the area surround 23:57 and have found various targets which have all been toppled by the group of us down there, netting a lot of resources and points in the process. The most recent and largest of which was a solo hit where The attacking side acquired 636,223 ore, 628,086 crystal, and 334,277 hydrogen. There now float 1,576,500 ore and 882,900 crystal at this location. Several large scale raids consisting of Myself, IronMan and Insom have brought in some big big resources from what appear to be future (i) players, the largest of which netted us over 2mil in stolen resources on the first wave, several follow up waves were launched netting a further 1.5mil.

Tools
IRC
Both these tools make everything about the game more fun and enjoyable. This morning a group of us were having a discussion about politics, what better way to pass the time between attacks than a chat with friends?

Just because at one given time ‘nothing is happening’ doesn’t mean something won’t happen any second, attacks are unpredictable. I’m not here soley to attack and play the game, I’m here to enjoy the time I am here, and IRC is the best way to do that.

Parsers
The scan parser is found at the top of the forum, simply paste the report into the box and hit parse (note this does not work on internet explorer). It will then generate a page like this. Which gives you a link to add the report straight to battlecalc and to quickjump to that sector ingame. The scan is also added to the database for others to access from the Sector Parser.

The sector parser is a tool that allows you to search for a given Alliance, Player, Planet, Moon and by Coordinates. The search takes a few seconds depending on the criteria requested and will give you a nice looking table of details, and if an espionage report has been uploaded the Eye symbol will light up.

The sector parser is updated by using the toolbar created by Stu|. Details are to be found here.

Ingame Message, Code of Conduct
The best thing about games such as these is the interaction and banter between players from across the globe. But with it comes great responsibility, context is incredibly hard to relay in words alone, and messages are easily misunderstood or twisted. So please, before sending messages to other players, read them through and ensure they cannot be misinterpretted. Simple things can be taken as a threat, which in turn can be desatrous for you and more importantly others around you.

We have two incidents this last week where simple actions and words were vastly exagerated and almost resulted in full scale war.

The Law of The Game
No Fleetsave = No Fleet
No Resourcesave = No Resources
Defenses, no matter how strong, are not impenetrable.
Probes are a part of the game, they themselves are not justifaction for ingame posts or retaliation.
Slow attacks are harrasment, do not do it!

Alliance Rank
Overall: #33
Fleet: #28
Destroyed Ships: #29

Top2000 Club
211 Warlord Supreme 792,579
356 Klarg 661,967
421 William Ngo 610,440
426 Jack Ass 608,623
649 Eric Sloan 504,330
815 Admiral_Nemesis 444,726
984 Zaphod Beeblebrax 406,526
1,522 Commander Michail 325,297
1,736 Tacoman 301,456
1,801 Peter Griffin 783370 (d) 294,648
1,817 Sting Sinclair 292,877
1,883 Rogrog 287,665
1,965 David 2 (d) 280,640

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I’d still like to hear from you as to new features or comments.

Anything you want to put forward, email me at warlord@swarmcore.co.uk

I’ve been your host, Warlord aka Tyr

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