Posted at 15:54 GMT on Saturday 5th March 2011
<Appocomaster> Onward and ... onward
<Appocomaster> We shall start with the winner and the runners up of this fair round
<Appocomaster> In first place, we have eksero of Apprime, 11:5:7
<Appocomaster> in second place, we have nolez of xVx, 11:8:7
<Appocomaster> and in third place we have Cronix, also of Apprime, 8:6:4
<Appocomaster> (commas added for taste)
<Appocomaster> unfortunately, Cronix couldn't be with us tonight. Apparently he's busy with something else
<Appocomaster> fortunately, we are graced with emp, to represent him and say nice things on his behalf
<Appocomaster> so without further ado ...
<Appocomaster> last minute nick changes don't help!
<Appocomaster> so, congratulations, eksero
<[11-5]eksero> thank you
<Appocomaster> and also to you, nolez (if you don't get caught IRCing at work), and you emp (on behalf of Cronix, ofc!)
<nolez> congrats to eksero ofc
<Appocomaster> nolez has prepared me with a speech in case everything goes wrong
<[CT]emp> thanks (on behalf of Cronix, ofc!)
<Appocomaster> so, coming to eksero first. how was the round?
<Appocomaster> it's nice to see cath back up at the top
<[11-5]eksero> pretty quiet
<[11-5]eksero> i signed up as scanner
<[11-5]eksero> was scanning/covopping until tick 320 when i exiled to 11 5
<[11-5]eksero> and then i started playing!
<Appocomaster> 0 to winner in 800 ticks
<Appocomaster> how do you think effectively 'late starting' helped you?
<[11-5]eksero> that combined with bank hacks is awesome setup
<Appocomaster> #1 scanner!
<Appocomaster> that's a first
<[11-5]eksero> yeah, i scanned quite a lot in the beginning of the round
<[11-5]eksero> scanning for both app & oddr
<Appocomaster> how did those two alliances come together?
<[11-5]eksero> they have been pretty close for several rounds now
<[11-5]eksero> and greg asked me if i would scan for oddr even though i was in app
<[11-5]eksero> so thats how i ended up there!
<Appocomaster> well, that was kind
<Appocomaster> were the alliances NAPed all round?
<[11-5]eksero> pretty much
<[11-5]eksero> only officially from the 2nd half of the round until the end though
<Appocomaster> so, your main competition, was it nolez and Cronix?
<[11-5]eksero> yeah, both of them have been up there pretty much all round
<Appocomaster> and you overtook tem
<[11-5]eksero> i had the highest income in the uni ever since tick 320
<[11-5]eksero> thanks to bank hacks
<[11-5]eksero> too powerful maybe :D
<Appocomaster> so, key people for you this round?
<[11-5]eksero> my gal ofc
<[11-5]eksero> and VAMP
<[11-5]eksero> and reese
<[11-5]eksero> and delgado
<Appocomaster> any other particular comments? :)
<[11-5]eksero> also thanks to all the people (1.6 mostly) who kept their attackfleets home to def me when i had incs :D
<cron> Bj√łrnen batchea
<Appocomaster> hi cron
<Appocomaster> and thank you emp
<[11-5]eksero> and thanks to app ofc, for good def as usual
<cron> My pgone vant spell
* [CT]emp politely bows out
<Appocomaster> maybe we should keep emp
<Appocomaster> nolez: there?
<Appocomaster> we'll do you next
<nolez> yes sir
<[11-5]eksero> probably best
<nolez> do away
<cron> Van talk for me
<Appocomaster> thank you cron
<nolez> if cronix is on a schedule
<Appocomaster> congrats btw
<nolez> he can go first?
<Appocomaster> he can't seemingly talk :p
<cron> Emp pls
<Appocomaster> so you go whilst you can
<Appocomaster> cron: after nolez :)
<cron> On drun
<nolez> Right, office just emptied \o/
* nolez pokes Appocomaster
<Appocomaster> I was waiting for you to talk :p
<Appocomaster> how was it for you? :P
<Appocomaster> my bad
<nolez> the round was pretty uneventful.. I was out of town for the first few weekends so I hadn't really intended to play all that hard
<Appocomaster> only 3 ziks in the top 10
<Appocomaster> but you ended up playing hard?
<nolez> well.. no, not really :D
<nolez> I mean
<Appocomaster> like JBG, who went to the pub after prelaunching every night and ended up winning :/
<nolez> xVx was able to stay away from the majority of the attention politically
<Appocomaster> how was it being in a much smaller alliance?
<nolez> so there were many nights we were free to mostly attack
<nolez> it was definitely a new experience
<nolez> Marka and company were great really, just took a little getting used to
<Appocomaster> who were the key people in the alliance? :)
<nolez> well Marka of course, along with Night-Sky, dreis and the other officers
<nolez> I hate singling people in an alliance out
<nolez> but SantaCruz really did a great job pulling everyone together and leading the way
<nolez> much of the credit goes to him
<nolez> which I think I mentioned in that spam I pasted you
<Appocomaster> yes yuou did
<Appocomaster> he just missed out, in 4th
<nolez> Santa, Mark, Korsan and especially Shark all had awesome rounds
<nolez> xVx controlled much of the top value planets
<Appocomaster> majority of the top 10
<nolez> I think I won value planet by quite a bit, although that doesn't count for much :p
<nolez> unless eksero caught me!
<nolez> I'm not even logged in :(
<Appocomaster> highest average score
<nolez> ah, he very nearly did catch me up
<nolez> so yeah, I was top10 value since early on and just sort of coasted
<nolez> being fenced was helpful and yet hurtful :p
<Appocomaster> hurtful how?
<nolez> well my targets were limited
<nolez> thanks to HeX and HR for taking the brunt of my punishment :p
<Appocomaster> poor them!
<Appocomaster> any further comments you'd like to make, before we move onto cronix and emp?
<nolez> so yeah, I can't paste as I'm not on a proper client, but you can share that spam
<nolez> and I'd like to add one thing after emp/cronix
<nolez> oh and cheers to CT
<nolez> for being loyal <3
<Appocomaster> First off, a huge thank you to xVx. Everyone has their opinions on how we got there, but having half a tag and finishing so high in a round with 5 full tags is quite impressive
<Appocomaster> Santa and Marka were instrumental in politics and deserve a lot of credit
<Appocomaster> Night-Sky, dreis and the rest of the xVx officers and core players for taking in myself along with some other new guys - there was certainly some knocking of heads but it was worth it in the end
<Appocomaster> Thanks to the crew I kept with mostly, Mark, Vistion, Korsan, Reese, Santa, tobbe and Phant o/
<Appocomaster> Sorry for everyone else in xVx I've missed :(
<Appocomaster> Lastly a few thank yous that include not just the round, but my PA experience as a whole
<Appocomaster> Proud to be Ascendancy - no matter what round, Ascendancy usually has an impact beyond what people expect. The strongest group of players this game has known for quite some time. One day JBG will bring it back..
<Appocomaster> I play the game mostly for community and I've been fortunate enough to create friendships with many people - emp, Mark, Vistion, Ali, Phant, Sun_Tzu, signs, Dark-Strider, timpayne, etc...
<Appocomaster> Just to name a few :p
<Appocomaster> A few final individuals -
<Appocomaster> SantaCruz - This round would never have ended up this way for me without your help and guidance. Thanks for putting in the effort that you did <3
<Appocomaster> Kenny - I wouldn't be playing still if I hadn't been fortunate enough to land in Kenny's gal when I came back to PA last summer. Genuinely a great lad and one of the closer friends I've made over the 10+ years I've been part of this community
<Appocomaster> And, I owe my planetarion addiction and early planetarion knowledge to an old player - Vaporizer. Neil, I don't know if you'd ever see this, but thanks for everything!
<Appocomaster> that spam is all nolez's
<nolez> right, quite long winded, soz.. :p
<Appocomaster> emp, cronix?
<Appocomaster> your turn
<nolez> one last thing after emp/cronix
<Appocomaster> congrats, etc
<Appocomaster> if they're here
<[CT]emp> well, i guess that's a no from cronix :p
<Appocomaster> i think he said he was drunk and you should talk
<Appocomaster> he may contribute!
<Appocomaster> what do you think cronix's highs and lows were?
<Appocomaster> apart from, obviously, making it to #3 and getting a place in this highly prestigious eorc
<[CT]emp> if cronix were able to speak
<[CT]emp> i believe he'd say something along the lines of
<[CT]emp> lows: mh sucks
<[CT]emp> highs: cronix is the moral winner
<[CT]emp> except he'd probably say that a bit more forcefully
<Appocomaster> why the moral winner?
<[CT]emp> no donations ofc :p
<[CT]emp> a touchy subject i hear
<nolez> what's a donation?
<Appocomaster> I believe the mh were involved in recalling some fleets
<Appocomaster> of some donations
<Appocomaster> it is a complex subject1
<[CT]emp> idd :)
<Appocomaster> you're all winners :)
<Appocomaster> and will all get afree credit
<[CT]emp> cronix's thanks!
<nolez> I have to play again? :(
<Appocomaster> which, on previous experience, I will give to you before tick start next round at the latest :D
<Appocomaster> (if you nudge me)
<nolez> Right, one last bit?
<[CT]emp> i'm not done!
<Appocomaster> emp, anything else?
<[CT]emp> cronix isn't done
<nolez> oh :(
<[CT]emp> cronix would like to thank
<[CT]emp> the universe for most incomings
<[CT]emp> his gal, 8:6, henrik, lince, tron, jelle, mortalp, jumper, pommeh
<[CT]emp> app for grounding every time cronix got incs
<[CT]emp> apprime PR team
<[CT]emp> emp for dcing
<[CT]emp> nacho for the LoVe
<Appocomaster> very modest of you!
<[CT]emp> i know, i try
<Appocomaster> thank you
<Appocomaster> I think we probably need to move on or we'll overrun :(
<[CT]emp> anyway, that's about it :p
<Appocomaster> so if there's anything else?
<[CT]emp> good timing then :)
<nolez> as an attempt to stir up excitement for round 41!
<nolez> we've an official annoucement to make!
<Appocomaster> thank you, nolez
<Appocomaster> thanks to you all
<Appocomaster> now I have to find all of 11:5
<Appocomaster> this round's winning galaxy
<Appocomaster> congrats guys
<Appocomaster> obviously it was an intersting galaxy battle
<Appocomaster> how did alliance politics come into it?
<[11-5]Firebird[> Well we were pretty well fenced most of the round
<[11-5]Firebird[> 4 oddr planets
<Appocomaster> obviously a slight mix of alliances, but mainly ODDR?
<[11-5]Firebird[> 3 app 2 nd
<[11-5]Firebird[> 1 ct
<[11-5]HaSu> 1 SPQR
<[11-5]HaSu> in the end :p
<[11-5]Sjar[ODDR> SPQR provided the win
<[11-5]Firebird[> so really the gal was well fenced untill rock jumped sides
<[11-5]Firebird[> and that turned our nights of sleep to no sleep
<Appocomaster> was that the key moment in the round then?
<[11-5]Firebird[> other than thijscream ofc
<[11-5]Firebird[> for the gal ?
<[11-5]Firebird[> no not really as rock couldnt hit 4 planets
<[11-5]Firebird[> at the time those 4 were among the biggest in uni with de
<[11-5]Olav[ND]> key moment wher when sjar was eta 4 and not picking up ;)
<[11-5]Firebird[> so was pretty impossible for them to land
<[11-5]Firebird[> i would say turning point was the xvx switch
<[11-5]HaSu> well we've had a huge lead once, but almost ****ed it up
<[11-5]Firebird[> hasu language :P
<[11-5]HaSu> when the lith got fc'ed
<[11-5]Firebird[> the fc wasnt so bad it was
<[11-5]Firebird[> sjars noob
<[11-5]Firebird[> at base that caused the issue
<[11-5]Sjar[ODDR> there he goes, blaming me, again
<Appocomaster> key people in the galaxy?
<[11-5]Olav[ND]> me ofc
<[11-5]Firebird[> Well in all hounesty
<[11-5]Firebird[> i would say eksero for being online all the time
<[11-5]Firebird[> Paranoid for playing aswell as he did
<[11-5]Firebird[> and ofc the lith
<[11-5]Firebird[> he never fails to amuse
<[11-5]Sjar[ODDR> he's the amusement park
<[11-5]Sjar[ODDR> twatvaffles for everyone
<[11-5]Firebird[> before the round started i stated that whoever was in my BP was winning gal this round
<[11-5]Firebird[> we got lucky with eksero exiling into gal
<[11-5]Firebird[> as we couldnt fill that #7 slot
<[11-5]eksero> lucky indeed!
<[11-5]eksero> i was resetting my planet when i exiled in, to join 8 6
<[11-5]eksero> but stopped that with 1 tick to go
<[11-5]Olav[ND]> coz my phonesex was too good to miss
<Appocomaster> any further comments?
<Appocomaster> we need to move onto the alliance now
<Appocomaster> or nowish :p
<[11-5]HaSu> cheers to gosu!
<[11-5]Firebird[> I would like to thank ODDR for holding out
<[11-5]Firebird[> and defending us
<[11-5]Firebird[> APP for grounding last night and deffing the whole gal
<[11-5]Firebird[> #scans and tia
<[11-5]HaSu> saved me last night!
<[11-5]Firebird[> Also as a side note
<[11-5]Firebird[> for fighting till the end
<[11-5]Firebird[> made the rnd allot more playable for all
<Appocomaster> well, thank you
<[11-5]Olav[ND]> tnx to 2 5 and 2 9 fore sucking ;) and tnx nd and to gal m8:)
<Appocomaster> oh Olav
<[11-5]Firebird[> need to add this appoco
<Appocomaster> I really hope you weren't expecting a credit :p
<[11-5]Sjar[ODDR> <3 all
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> To present Galaxy 11:5 - THE AWESOMECREW:
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #1 Firebird - King of nubing roidwise
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #2 elviz - King of being daddy now
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #3 Olav - King of the Ter's
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #4 carDi - King of being FC'ed
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #5 Thijscream - King of sleeping
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #6 FTH - King of "I cant def vs CT/ND!!"
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #7 eksero - King of ALL
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #8 Sjargord - King of crashing
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #9 Paranoid - King of i will exile if HC say so! :P
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #10 HaSu - King of the latestarter's
<Appocomaster> <HaSu> #11 killeah - King of XP-Leeching
<Appocomaster> as requested
<Appocomaster> well, thanks
-!- Irssi: #planetarion: Total of 361 nicks [3 ops, 0 halfops, 3 voices, 355 normal]
<Appocomaster> well, finally
<Appocomaster> winning again
<Appocomaster> not sure how many rounds it is now :p
<Appocomaster> anyway, without further ado!
<Appocomaster> congratulations to you, Vamp :)
<Vamp> thanks :DDDD
<Appocomaster> and welcome again to you, Yoshika
<Vamp> well first of all, yoshika wants to say some words
<[CT]Yoshika> Thanks appocomaster i would like to thanks cain for letting do this on his behave as he does not like speaking in front of lots of people.
<[CT]Yoshika> I would also like to say that ct and nd put up a very good fight and battle for apprime all round then rock had turn on apprime and join the party wich end bad as always
<[CT]Yoshika> Apprime is made from some of most activity planetarion bout. they stay up later at nite and when there get mass incoming they will cancel all attacks and go def like hell to make sure every incoming is covered
<[CT]Yoshika> I am very <[CT]Cain> and that newdawn wont ever do good
<[CT]Yoshika> <[CT]Cain> as they have no real active hc or pr team
<[CT]Yoshika> <[CT]Cain> you could say you are s
<[CT]Yoshika> I am very shock That ct never finsihed rank 2 the ways they was going on this round
<[CT]Yoshika> But that whats happen when you go to war. Planet start to crash and die
<[CT]Yoshika> Spqr did very well for its first round as an alliance.
<[CT]Yoshika> The dc in apprime are awesome and very good
<[CT]Yoshika> Any question appocmaster
<Appocomaster> who were your biggest rivals?
<Vamp> yeh ok
<Appocomaster> (btw, game havoced)
<Vamp> biggest rival technically we had non really
<Vamp> we knew we will win since before rnd started
<Appocomaster> the other alliances were fairly close
<[CT]Yoshika> The asc player in nd were our biggest rivals for bout 4 days
<Vamp> we have no real rival
<[CT]Yoshika> Ct was very good and put up a good fight
<Vamp> ok thank you yoshi
<Vamp> now shush
<[CT]Yoshika> The main reason apprime did very well this round is due to Jihad group attacking
<Vamp> anywayz as i was saying!
<Vamp> we played solo all rnd.
<Vamp> we got backstabbed a couple of times
<Appocomaster> how can you get backstabbed if you played solo?
<Vamp> good question
<Appocomaster> you also said that ODDR were basically NAPped for half the round earlier
<Appocomaster> well, you didn't ;)
<Vamp> good question to
<Appocomaster> another member of your alliance did
<Vamp> eksero is not really apprime
<Appocomaster> he's hc ingame
<Appocomaster> and he's your #1 planet
<Vamp> blame the lith
<Vamp> for giving him powers
<Appocomaster> didn't cardi play for oddr?
<Vamp> ok ok i talk serious now
<Appocomaster> (until he got fced by ct0
<Vamp> yes lith got FC's we lolled alot
<Vamp> cardi played in oddr cause he didn't want to play active
<Vamp> but ended up in the winning gal
<Vamp> funny sh*t
<Vamp> but regarding other alliances
<Vamp> CT was a good
<Vamp> and kept us up all night defending
<Vamp> they deserve second place tbh
<Vamp> but mainly this rnd was not easy for apprime
<Vamp> i told he guys, it was one of the hardest rounds i have ever played, and it was not decided who would win till the end
<Appocomaster> any key people who helped to bring about the win?
<Vamp> yes ofc
<Vamp> cain was awesome in PR
<Vamp> and cronix
<Vamp> and ****er
<Vamp> oh yeh
<Vamp> sorry :D
<Vamp> cbk and nacho
<Vamp> and meh don't wanna forget someone
<Vamp> ALL APPRIME WAS AWESOME
<Appocomaster> any other final words? :)
<[CT]Yoshika> Ye i have sum words to closes this and would like some stuff
<Vamp> razer and vistion are awesome to...
<Vamp> nah thats it
<Vamp> TNKS ALL
<Vamp> and nicole!
<Vamp> def me next rnd plz
<Appocomaster> we can finish now please?
<[CT]Yoshika> I would like to say a few words from thr heart
<Appocomaster> could you hurry please
<Appocomaster> (allcomp in 3 minutes!)
<[CT]Yoshika> I would like to say Thanks to cain for all of his hassle advise wich has really help me and for all the apprime player for letting me attack with this round they are legend and awsome
<[CT]Yoshika> I'd like to say thanks to cardi for trying to guide me this round. about cain and BSE, I'm sorry things didn't workout as we wanted, but next time around I know it'll be as planned, best of lucks buddy. Tekno and Dealer both played the game in the level not many can dream off, my deepest gratz for them. HOWEVER, the most special praises will goto cain and emp and nacho, they've been simply brilliant and I'm totally breathless ri
<[CT]Yoshika> thx to all vampyloons
<[CT]Yoshika> Anyways Hope i have not annyoing anyone too much today and thanks for giving me the time to speak cain. Ps keara will you married me
<Appocomaster> I tihnk she's already spoken for
<Appocomaster> thank you, both
<Vamp> KEARA IS SPOKEN FOR?
<Vamp> BY WHO
<Appocomaster> now it's time for the EoRC
<Appocomaster> sorry for the delay
<Appocomaster> once I remember the command
<Appocomaster> starting in 5 seconds
<Appocomaster> once it starts counting
<Appocomaster> THAT IS IT
<Appocomaster> thanks for playing the whispers of war
<Appocomaster> not a bad name this round
<Pea> Tags counted, scanned 355 nicks and found 27 different tags. 0 tags were excluded/banned. Top 10 tags are:
<Appocomaster> if you want to submit your suggestion(s) for next round
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<Appocomaster> now for the allcomp :)
<Pea> #10. Tag: GROSS, count: 3
<Pea> #9. Tag: App, count: 4
<Pea> #8. Tag: ToF, count: 4
<Pea> #7. Tag: ODDR, count: 8
<Pea> #6. Tag: HeX, count: 13
<Pea> #5. Tag: xVx, count: 15
<Pea> #4. Tag: HR, count: 15
<Pea> #3. Tag: ROCK, count: 33
<Pea> #2. Tag: CT, count: 66
<Pea> #1. Tag: ND, count: 70
<Appocomaster> so again
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