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by Tripper
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1vs1 ugh holidays, such a pain
Replies: 507
Views: 49919

Just so you know

:evil: I have been posting (occasionally) for the last few weeks as Tripper and playing for the past few weeks as EU/NA: Gunboat Diplomat Russia: War Czar Asia:Kublai Khanivore Africa: Idiot Admin SA: Banana Republican (my fave) /end blatant plug. I'd also like to join and challenge Ice Cream. Usual...
by Tripper
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Scoring
Replies: 15
Views: 3775

Enough about Cairo (*) (**) already :roll: The main point is that binary (you achieve them or you don't) victory conditions won't work in a multiplayer timed game like DEFCON (or soccer, for that matter). Otherwise multiple people or even no-one could win. One way of addressing that would be to assi...
by Tripper
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Scoring
Replies: 15
Views: 3775

Exactly my point. If Africa has to defend Cairo to win, you are severely unbalancing the different nations. In the default scoring mode, defence is not so much an issue - do we want to see more turtling? Sorry Chimaera...I misunderstood your first post... ...makes sense now. :wink: I think I unders...
by Tripper
Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: Fleet Tactics
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Ranges

I agree, Peace's setup is about as good a defensive line as you could get. (although it seems a bit vulnerable sitting in the middle of the pacific like that :wink: I measured the ranges of different ships and aircraft the other day, and the following is a range-based setup which should be able to c...
by Tripper
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Free targeting for subs?
Replies: 20
Views: 5690

At the risk of looking foolish, I saw it done the other day. A whole bunch of red sub nukes were aimed mid-ocean to take out a blue carrier group. Did the trick reasonably well too. You can see the radiation in the north atlantic in this endgame shot ... http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/812/banana...
by Tripper
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: The Debriefing Room
Topic: Diplomacy - two winners ?!
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

Diplomacy - two winners ?!

Now that I have belatedly worked out how to host screenshots (duh!) I might as well write a debrief on one. http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/812/bananakegerpw3.th.jpg EDIT: Here is Keger's end-game shot (see below!) http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/3292/screenshot2007061602ty5.th.png [/quote] I ...
by Tripper
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Victory Timer desync (but only the timer !)
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Comparison screenshot (Banana republian v keger)

Futher to Keger's comment above ...

I'm playing as Banana Republican (as SA, obviously :idea:)

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by Tripper
Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: victory timer delay
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

victory timer delay

Well I'm using Mac 1.42 but as there's no Mac troubleshooting forum, here goes ... I just hosted a 6p diplomacy game - at the end Keger tried a cunning backstab on the two leading players in the alliance. Fortunately for me the victory timer ended with me on 71 and keger on 70. But Keger's victory t...
by Tripper
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: The Debriefing Room
Topic: Challenging the Top Dog PnL v Hi There
Replies: 17
Views: 2966

Edit 2: Just specifically tested for friendly fire and couldn't get it to happen. I think it just boils down to proximity sinking, not friendly fire. That's what my test came up with too. And I also used Team Switching for good instead of evil :twisted: How useful is the effect? Not sure. It could ...
by Tripper
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: The Debriefing Room
Topic: Challenging the Top Dog PnL v Hi There
Replies: 17
Views: 2966

I've noticed this when I fleet 1-2 carriers with 1-2 pinging subs. If the subs spot anything, the carriers automatically switch to antisub mode. More useful than not, I think. Particularly since to a casual observer, it looks like it is just the carriers pinging. Except that I just broadcast that I...
by Tripper
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: The Debriefing Room
Topic: Challenging the Top Dog PnL v Hi There
Replies: 17
Views: 2966

I notice when you have a mixed fleet and subs either pop up next to you or start pinging, all the carriers will turn to anti sub mode. But if your anti sub carrier starts finding subs in passive mode, the others will not change from their current state. I can imagine this being a good thing in some...
by Tripper
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Idea for a New Mode
Replies: 39
Views: 7612

<snip> In short: zerg rush kekekekekekeke xander And I was just starting to warm up to the idea of "adaptive Defcon", thanks xander. :wink: Couldn't that just be solved by not allowing any progress from a person with "incomplete" units? Other players could still get the game to ...

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