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EoRC Round 52: 19/07/2013

<Appocomaster> Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to another edition of Planetarion End of Round Ceremony! (EorC)
<Appocomaster> tonight you join us to celebrate the winners of Round 52 - Dying Stars
<Appocomaster> we'll also have a couple of announcements after the alliance competition (allcomp). I see you're mainly tagged for us this evening
-!- mode/#planetarion [+v CH_Bot] by P
<Appocomaster> I'd like to apologise for the slight late running of this ceremony. This was due to unscheduled social activity.
<Appocomaster> So, to begin with, we will be getting up here the top 3 planets of the round
<Lunar_Lamp> (fear not, that Appocomaster's socialising for the next 6months all complete now)
<Appocomaster> #1 was 8:2:7, iToons of FAnG
<Appocomaster> #2 was 5:3:8, agar3s of Ultores
<Appocomaster> #3 was 8:2:4, cutulin of FAnG
<Appocomaster> cutulin is apparently racing through the streets at breakneck speed to be back
-!- mode/#planetarion [+vv [FAnG]iToons cutu|phone] by Appocomaster
<Appocomaster> ah ha!
-!- mode/#planetarion [+v [FAnG]Cutulin] by Appocomaster
<[FAnG]Cutulin> Hi
<Appocomaster> do we have an agar3s ?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> Hail Irvine !!!
<Appocomaster> we may not have an agar3s
<Appocomaster> well, congratulations, iToons and Cutulin
<[FAnG]iToons> Thanks!
<[FAnG]Cutulin> thank you Appocomaster
<Appocomaster> Cutulin, I hear you were racing through the streets (not unlike myself) to be back in time
<[FAnG]Cutulin> yeah
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i got stuck in traffic :)
<[FAnG]Cutulin> but i made it just on time
<[FAnG]Cutulin> drinking beer already
<Appocomaster> I stalled well :p
<[FAnG]Cutulin> Cheers !!!
<Appocomaster> so, firstly, well done iToons
<[FAnG]Cutulin> good cause u switch the time
<Appocomaster> is this your first time up here?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> otherwise i will be on the phone
<[FAnG]Cutulin> yeah
<[FAnG]iToons> first time t50 i think
<Appocomaster> that's great then!
<[FAnG]iToons> yeah, i normally drunken crash at some point but they all landed this round ;)
<Appocomaster> what do you put this lucky turn of events down to?
<[FAnG]iToons> apart from avoiding the usual crash, it was mainly down to fang being a smaller tag
<Appocomaster> was it extensive training and studying? a new phone alarm? a secretary to remind you to pull?
<Appocomaster> so you think politics was far and away the key deciding factor?
<[FAnG]iToons> we were able to avoid any of the wars since we weren't really a threat
<[FAnG]iToons> meant we could concentrate on planet ranks
<[FAnG]Cutulin> Hail Irvine !!!
<Appocomaster> when did you realise you may dominate the top ranks?
<Appocomaster> 4 of the top 6 beingFang
<[FAnG]iToons> it was around tick 400, we had just napped ultores and we were already napped to ND and Inn
<Appocomaster> did you do anything specific to target top planets? or get prioritised defence to protect top planets? or?
<[FAnG]iToons> i hit the #1 around then too
<[FAnG]iToons> there wasn't really anyone left to hit us
<Appocomaster> koay
<Appocomaster> it was all NAPs :)
<[FAnG]iToons> yep, hail Irv!
<Appocomaster> did you find that boring? were you tempted to break the NAPs?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> say it louder itoons :)
<[FAnG]Cutulin> HAIL IRVINE !!!
<[FAnG]iToons> i wasn't, i'm just a peon
<Appocomaster> it must have been hard to find targets
<[FAnG]Cutulin> Irvine`s peons
<[FAnG]iToons> towards the end yeah it was, there wasn't many targets under my bash limit that we weren't allied to
<Appocomaster> was there anyone you wanted to thank apart from Irvine? your galaxy, maybe?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> agar3s is here
-!- mode/#planetarion [+v agar3s] by Appocomaster
<Appocomaster> I saw him :)
<[FAnG]iToons> all of 8.2 were great yeah, saved me a few times!
<[FAnG]Cutulin> hi agar3s
<agar3s> hi
<Appocomaster> congrats agar3s for coming 2
<[FAnG]iToons> also all of fang
<Appocomaster> *2nd
<agar3s> thanks bud
<[FAnG]Cutulin> now i have to wait more time because of you :)
<[FAnG]iToons> and DRGINGE for attacking with me
<agar3s> i am being spamcalled cause appo missed me
<[FAnG]iToons> Special mention to connovar for his epic emo with less that 10 ticks to go
<[FAnG]iToons> and adds for crashing all over the place
<Appocomaster> agar3s: of course, it wouldn't be the same without you <3
<agar3s> i know right
<agar3s> :D
<Appocomaster> iToons, Cutulin, both being etd - did it make a difference?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> etd was the best this round :)
<[FAnG]iToons> yeah, early on fr was pretty much unstoppable
<[FAnG]Cutulin> I have to thank Delgado for making me go ETD
<[FAnG]iToons> then etd/ter bs after that
<Appocomaster> agar3s: you agree with this? you didn't do too badly as a terran :)
<agar3s> depended on gals strat i suppose
<agar3s> i only got roided by fr once :p
<agar3s> rest got covered ingal pretty much
<[FAnG]Cutulin> yeah me too
<[FAnG]Cutulin> only once lost roids this round
<[FAnG]Cutulin> one wave of fr inc
<[FAnG]Cutulin> and cause Itoons got all ally deff :)
<Appocomaster> lol
<[FAnG]Cutulin> 1 tick early before my income
<[FAnG]iToons> i got roided more than you!
<agar3s> ah you guys had incs?
<agar3s> thats news to me
<agar3s> :D
<[FAnG]Cutulin> yeah
<[FAnG]Cutulin> 11 inc today only :)
<Appocomaster> so, agar3s, did you ever think you'd manage to break the FAnG stranglehold on the top?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> out of 41 all together all round long :)
<agar3s> ult was napped to fang
<agar3s> so no
<Appocomaster> theese guys are saying how they were napped to everyone
<Appocomaster> did you suffer from more incs?
<agar3s> i suppose so
<agar3s> we knew fang was fencing though
<agar3s> but we had our own problems (allywise)
<Appocomaster> do you know if Ult ever considered breaking the NAP?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> lucky agar3s nobody landed on you today i could be 2 now
<agar3s> some wave crashed
<agar3s> and no, not really
<agar3s> ofc it was said we should
<agar3s> but we (ult) played for ally rank
<[FAnG]Cutulin> tbh ultores is strong ally but fang can compete with them
<[FAnG]Cutulin> and they know it
<agar3s> so selfishness wasnt in the plan
<Appocomaster> agar3s: anyone you want to thank?
<agar3s> my ult members and co hc
<[FAnG]Cutulin> when is my turn ?
<agar3s> scans
<agar3s> and you ofc
<Appocomaster> you chipped in on iToons
<agar3s> for your great interview skills
<Appocomaster> lol :p
<agar3s> :D
<Appocomaster> ok Cutulin, your turn
<Appocomaster> did you want to thank people?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> finally :)
<[FAnG]Cutulin> first time here on eorc
<[FAnG]Cutulin> getting drunk already
<[FAnG]Cutulin> ask me Appocomaster
<[FAnG]Cutulin> can`t wait to asnwer :)
<[FAnG]Cutulin> *answer
<Appocomaster> what was your highlight of the round, Cutulin?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> top 10
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i knew i can make it
<agar3s> oh and thanks to my gal (ye u stfu for a minute cutu)
<agar3s> :D
<[FAnG]Cutulin> ok agar3s
<agar3s> you can talk again
<[FAnG]iToons> the yolo airlines crash landing was a highlight :)
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i was rank 9 first round with etd
<[FAnG]Cutulin> but that time i was one xp whore ;)
<Appocomaster> Cutulin, did you mind the fact that iToons got the win? do you feel they focused more on him?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> we are same ally
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i knew he is going for the win
<[FAnG]Cutulin> and shared targets this last week
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i am happy for him
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i wanted him to win
<[FAnG]Cutulin> as my ally m8
<[FAnG]Cutulin> rank 3 is very good for me right now
<Appocomaster> :)
<Appocomaster> enough to celebrate on :p
<[FAnG]Cutulin> maybe in the future i will fight more for 1st
<[FAnG]Cutulin> then i will quit pa
<[FAnG]Cutulin> :)
<Appocomaster> lol
<Appocomaster> maybe :-)
<[FAnG]Cutulin> but
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i can`t without Irvine
<[FAnG]Cutulin> HAIL IRVINE !!!
<Appocomaster> Irvine has a lot of love
<Appocomaster> well, thanks to the three of you
<[FAnG]Cutulin> if he is playing and we have a full ally playing active maybe i have more chances
<Appocomaster> I'd like to move on, as we do have a couple of major announcements, and a whole galaxy and alliance to get thruogh, and the allcomp, and it is a little late
<[FAnG]Cutulin> hold on
<Appocomaster> hurrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyy
<[FAnG]iToons> last thanks to Lewis and all the other sexy scanners!
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i have to thank peoples ;)
<Appocomaster> mush, mush
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i want to thank to my awesome gal : kaela stojke genchaos bazza dead_ops itoons Cartman Jungleking LadyoftheLake greenhills annihilator and Jazz !!!
<[FAnG]Cutulin> all peoples from FANG
<[FAnG]Cutulin> dc bc`s hc`s scanners etc etc
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i love fang !!!
<[FAnG]Cutulin> HAIL IRVINE !!!
<[FAnG]Cutulin> what can i say about him
<[FAnG]Cutulin> he is the best DC ever i ever known
<[FAnG]iToons> i wish i was as drunk as [FAnG]Cutulin...
<Appocomaster> haha
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i am not drunk
<Appocomaster> thank you, Cutulin
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i have all weekend long
<Appocomaster> he is drunk on happiness
<[FAnG]Cutulin> itoons thanks for sharing targets with me this week
<[FAnG]Cutulin> i am happy
<[FAnG]Cutulin> 1st roids
<agar3s> cutu seems to be excited here
<agar3s> spammer
<[FAnG]Cutulin> 2nd value
<[FAnG]Cutulin> 3rd score
<Appocomaster> ok
<Appocomaster> thank you all
<[FAnG]Cutulin> what else can i ask for more ?
<[FAnG]Cutulin> ok k
<[FAnG]Cutulin> thanks Appocomaster
-!- mode/#planetarion [-vvv [FAnG]Cutulin agar3s [FAnG]iToons] by Appocomaster
<Appocomaster> thanks to the three of you
<Appocomaster> particular Cutulin for the memorable speech :)
<Appocomaster> next we have the top galaxy
<Appocomaster> 3:3
-!- mode/#planetarion [+vvvvvv [3-3]Truhatred [3-3]Golan [3-3]bigbob [3-3]Knight [3-3]Talisman [3-3]SilverAce] by Appocomaster
-!- mode/#planetarion [+vvvv [3-3]crusie [3-3]Dealer [3-3]DRGINGE [3-3]Fig[App]] by Appocomaster
<[3-3]Dealer> Hola, Knight isn't here tonight but asked me to paste the following brief script on his behalf...
<[3-3]Truhatred> I'd just like to point out that Irv/mikee/benneh and friends won last round as 3.3 as well. So id like whoever lands in 3.3 next round to win please for the hat trick.
<[3-3]Dealer> <[3-3]Knight> Mercinaries were the only gal with a chance and i'd have happily lose to them! <3. This round nicely showed how you can abuse your ally for selfish gains all you want, but if you're all tw@ts, people will hit you and stop you winning (7:4). Thanks to Dealer for basically doing everything for me, and doing a great job ingal along with Golan, and everyone else for putting in their bit.
<[3-3]crusie> Victory!
<[3-3]Dealer> moving on...
* [3-3]crusie high fives 3:3
-!- mode/#planetarion [+vv [3-3]xVx]Link27 [3-3][HR]Zantus] by Appocomaster
<[3-3]Golan> o//o
<[3-3]Dealer> Arma cant be here either sadly, some road trip somewhere
<Appocomaster> is [3-3]bob also ou?
<[3-3]Golan> whoopes thats wrong
<Appocomaster> thjere are too many 3-3 bobs
<[3-3]crusie> yeah he's a copy
<[3-3]bigbob> lol
<[3-3]crusie> same person
<[3-3]bigbob> just me
<Appocomaster> okay
<[3-3]Dealer> quick summary then Appocco?
<Appocomaster> yes
<Appocomaster> go ahead
<Appocomaster> you know the drill
<[3-3]DRGINGE> hehe like we doen thsi before
<[3-3]Dealer> Arma had a master plan for our gal win during the round break after R51
<Appocomaster> only a 5 mil lead at the end
<[3-3]Dealer> BP would would be me, golan, knight and Arma
<[3-3]Dealer> we identifeid our pro exilers and got every single one of them except Mark
<[3-3]Dealer> then we won, simples
<Appocomaster> wll, that was nice
<[3-3]Dealer> top group of players
<Appocomaster> thanks, and now for the alliances...
<Appocomaster> :p
<[3-3][HR]Zantus> lol
<[3-3]bigbob> oi
<[3-3]bigbob> top bunch
<Appocomaster> does anyone else want to elaborate further?
<[3-3]crusie> thanks to spor from spore for being my attack partner most of the round, thx for forest for his ally polictics that helped us
<[3-3]crusie> \p/
<[3-3]SilverAce> Golan's ba dc'ing made night easy
<[3-3]crusie> Golan is our hero
<[3-3]crusie> he made us win
<[3-3]DRGINGE> we just wated to show that abusing the exile system like those who won last round wasnt exactly difficult... and could be done by better players....
<[3-3][HR]Zantus> is just like to say, thanks for not kicking me, even tho i wasnt around 100% of the time.
<[3-3]Dealer> The HC fence in 3:8 were the early threat to our gal win, then the ego's in 7:4 ofc
<[3-3]crusie> 7:4 heh...
<[3-3]Truhatred> Id like to point out that we also had 2-3 cov oppers at any given time and res hacking is way to op and needs a nerf. However if it doesnt get a nerf can you all in 1:1 stop building security gaurds? Thx Appoco
<[3-3]crusie> their more woman then me
<[3-3]DRGINGE> proof....
<[3-3]crusie> ^^
<[3-3]crusie> afk time!
<Appocomaster> hahaha
<Appocomaster> I do like my sec guards
<Appocomaster> I introduced them
<[3-3]Truhatred> then you can take them away!
<[3-3]bigbob> id like to everyone in that gal and all ult who helped me i am just dissapointed that today some in ult proved themselves to be very small
<[3-3]Dealer> politics werent too bad for us this time as a gal tbh, we managed with oiur upper class pretty well to cover the holes
<Appocomaster> as in in-gal def?
<[3-3]Dealer> upper class strat*
<Appocomaster> cr/bs etc
<Appocomaster> oh
<[3-3]Dealer> yup
<Appocomaster> so none of you were going for fi/co etc?
<[3-3]DRGINGE> nope
<Appocomaster> did you decide strategy almost as a galaxy?
<[3-3]bigbob> just for def
<Appocomaster> that's pretty major :)
<Appocomaster> ah okay
<[3-3]Truhatred> We came up with a solid race comp to keep holes to a minimum for the gal
<Appocomaster> what gave you the most problems?
<[3-3]Dealer> we had a nice 10 mil lead this afternhoon btw, but some late drama kept things interesting
<[3-3]Truhatred> with stats the way they were we had a big mix of ship types though which made it a bit harder
<[3-3]Golan> I did some selfish things to try and get top3, but it didn't work out :(
<Appocomaster> Golan, you've been there too much anyway
<[3-3]Golan> 3 fleet attacked and let everyone defend me
<[3-3]bigbob> lol
<Appocomaster> you're in here every other ruond, I'm sure
<Appocomaster> :P
<Appocomaster> for some reason
<Appocomaster> this way we got Cutulin <3
<[3-3]Truhatred> no specific class of ships gave us a hard time. The mass amount of ships at one time did though
<[3-3]bigbob> id also like to say to clouds yea baby leet gal \o/
<Appocomaster> when did you think you definitely won?
<[3-3]Truhatred> at tick 1
<[3-3]Dealer> when Benneh was fc'd last week
<[3-3][HR]Zantus> lol
<[3-3]Truhatred> once the game started I was pretty sure we were gonna win....
<[3-3]Dealer> opened the gap a bit, and Zantus not crashing every day helped too
<[3-3]bigbob> yea felt good from the start
<[3-3][HR]Zantus> yes, i kept a tight hold of my ships this round
<[3-3]Truhatred> in reality you never know what is going to happen
<[3-3]Truhatred> I never thought we would drop 3.5mil with 3 ticks left
<[3-3]DRGINGE> we set the gal up to win before ticks started.... was gonna take a lot to beat us tbh......
<[3-3]bigbob> didnt seem to be any big ego`s in the gal
<[3-3]Truhatred> so you never know
<Appocomaster> well, well done
<Appocomaster> is there anything specifically you think should be done or changed for future rounds?
<[3-3]Truhatred> I figured we had a really good shot when benneh got fc'ed tho... :\
<[3-3]Dealer> praise must go to Golan btw, he kinda took the lead when it came to gal dc'ing. So thanks pal
<[3-3]bigbob> yep
<[3-3]DRGINGE> exile needs to be changed......
<[3-3]Truhatred> Exile/res hacks
<[3-3]DRGINGE> we exiled in like 5 players? just to prove others had abused it and one top gal before
<[3-3]DRGINGE> won
<Appocomaster> we're looking at it, but it's difficult to 'fix'
<Appocomaster> :)
<[3-3]bigbob> btw i need an allie for nrxt round :)
<Appocomaster> lol!
<Appocomaster> okay
<[3-3]Talisman> <--- kept his mouth shut and did what Galan and dealer told me to do :)
<Appocomaster> any final thanks, all?
<Appocomaster> safe move, Talisman?
<[3-3]DRGINGE> lol bigbob
<Appocomaster> ;)
<[3-3]Truhatred> Talisman, you still cant talk
<[3-3]Dealer> Thanks to 7:4 for giving us someone to hate :p
<[3-3]Truhatred> Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
<[3-3]Dealer> But from a personal point of view just a quick thanks to Ult
<[3-3]Golan> and from me, thanks to souls zeurg deadmeat for team ups, dz for good politics, MM for laughs (of his incompetence)
<[3-3]Dealer> been Ult every round of their existence
<[3-3]Dealer> always good fun
<[3-3]bigbob> yea ult all the way
<[3-3]Truhatred> Thanks to arc and ct for the def arc is pretty amazing dc from what ive seen this round and he is the enemy gal!
<[3-3]Truhatred> and btw i have his wallet
<[3-3]bigbob> i particularly enjoyed being described and genetalia
<[3-3]Dealer> Sardaukar too btw, love that guy!! The best teamup one could ever want
<[3-3]Dealer> oh and shaz, i'll get you next time ;p
<[3-3]DRGINGE> ohh we need to thank the random that exiled in early when we had like 8 planets and said we had the best def he'd ever seen for a bad gal..... little did he know.... hehe but htanks for the gal name
<[3-3]Dealer> she's one pro dc, must be said
<Appocomaster> lol
<[3-3]Dealer> pro dc = def leech btw
<[3-3]bigbob> lol
<Appocomaster> well done all :)
<Appocomaster> okay
<Appocomaster> over to the alliances!
<[3-3]bigbob> i need one
<[3-3]bigbob> ;0
<[3-3]bigbob> just incase you didnt get it before
-!- mode/#planetarion [-vvvvvv [3-3]bigbob [3-3]Dealer [3-3]Golan [3-3]DRGINGE [3-3]Talisman [3-3][HR]Zantus] by Appocomaster
-!- mode/#planetarion [-vv [3-3]crusie [3-3]SilverAce] by Appocomaster
-!- mode/#planetarion [-vvv [3-3]Fig[App] [3-3]Knight [3-3]xVx]Link27] by Appocomaster
<Appocomaster> thanks to you all
<Appocomaster> anmd Dealer as GC will get 5 sparkly credits; the top 3 planets will also get 1 planet each
<Appocomaster> okay, and now for ND
<Appocomaster> with a quite reasonable 20 million lead
-!- mode/#planetarion [+vvv [ND]ManiacMagic [ND]Spritfire [ND]Speedy-J] by Appocomaster
<[ND]ManiacMagic> 10 years, ive been waiting for that voice
<[ND]Speedy-J> whats this about top 3 getting a planet each?
<Appocomaster> oh. *the top 3 planets will also get 1 credit each
<Appocomaster> MM: have yuo not been here before at all??!?
<Appocomaster> congrats guys :)
<[ND]ManiacMagic> I dont remember
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Thanks :)
<[ND]Speedy-J> psssst MM, no senile jokes about Cat this time
<Appocomaster> so, how did you do it?
<[ND]Spritfire> [ND]Catzzzzz needs voice to Appocomaster ! :D
<Appocomaster> I was told she wasn't around :p
<[ND]Spritfire> she is
<[ND]Spritfire> she woke up for you
<[ND]Speedy-J> she just woke uo
<[ND]Speedy-J> up
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Well we started out with a decent strategy
<[ND]ManiacMagic> If its fat and big value hit it
-!- mode/#planetarion [+v [ND]Catzzzzz] by Appocomaster
<[ND]ManiacMagic> If it hits us hit it ...
<[ND]Speedy-J> then MM went on vacation and crashed like a pro
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Spore looked to be our frist competition so we focused a bit more on them, napped with Fang cause they are so cuddly <3
<[ND]ManiacMagic> then the vikings DE block was formed and mysteriously hit nd all at the same time so we went for vikings.
* [ND]Catzzzzz HUGS Appocomaster with a huge Catty hug
* Appocomaster hugs Cat
<Appocomaster> good morning :) Happy Saturday!
<[ND]Catzzzzz> thanks:D
<[ND]ManiacMagic> We were asked to hit ult quite a bit but chose not to block, after ult sked a few planets (on accident?) we went for it
<Appocomaster> so who were you napped with apart from FAnG?
<[ND]ManiacMagic> we napped with rock
<[ND]ManiacMagic> but they decided to later end that and hit us
<[ND]ManiacMagic> once the whole Ult thing started we didnt hit CT or Spore do to mutual goals
<[ND]ManiacMagic> due*
<Appocomaster> of killing Ult?
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Yes
<[ND]ManiacMagic> and crashing ND fleets of course
<Appocomaster> lol
<[ND]Catzzzzz> le sigh
<[ND]Spritfire> he is talking about his own fleets
<[ND]ManiacMagic> I se the exapmle of this crashing at mid round from 7th in value
<[ND]Speedy-J> MM leads by example in that department
<[ND]ManiacMagic> But that was actually a ult plot i think
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Deadman intorduced me to a wonderful viking woman and its her fault hence ults fault
<[ND]Speedy-J> so it was ult that made you lose that fight against the chick on vacation MM?
<[ND]ManiacMagic> she was the best viking player this round :P
<Appocomaster> so who was outstanding in helpnig your win?
<[ND]Speedy-J> i'd say the DE block for providing so much nice xp
<[ND]Speedy-J> :P
<[ND]ManiacMagic> At the end ult wanted (or claimed) to want to hit vikings .... inn and ct also seemed to want this, the uni didnt enjoy their fencing ... so we went with it but expected to be back stabbed.
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Ult didnt get hit by our block but their block hit us anyways, and we were stuck either hitting ult with no roids or the de block with all the roids ... and so we Attacked as hard as ever on both vikings and faceless to mount our comeback.
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Ult was great the past few days for not attacking and defending their flagshipped planets
<Appocomaster> any final comments?
<[ND]Speedy-J> Sprit
<[ND]ManiacMagic> CT/Spore/HR really were a great help they pushed as much as they could the whole time
<[ND]Speedy-J> your turn
<[ND]Speedy-J> soon
<[ND]Speedy-J> when MM has spammed enough
<[ND]Spritfire> oh we have a thank you speech writen by digitalzero!
<[ND]Spritfire> since he went out for dinner after getting high or something
<[ND]Spritfire> so we have shortened it down because of loads of weird stuff
<[ND]Speedy-J> he wrote it high as a kite
<[ND]Spritfire> you done crashmaster?
<[ND]Speedy-J> oh
<[ND]Speedy-J> one thing
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Thanks to Forest for micro managing everything, hes a pa god. Thanks to Delgado hes delgado, thanks to Golan for the vote of incompetance. Thanks to Catwoman for being the blood that runs through NDs veighs. And thanks to Shazna for all her rounds of effort protecting ND rocks ... she was to be talking here but shes sleepy.
<[ND]ManiacMagic> im done
<[ND]Speedy-J> i'd like to thank Faceless for the supposed "your going to die" threat after we lined them up
<[ND]Speedy-J> :P
<[ND]Catzzzzz> :)
<[ND]Spritfire> ok! then its digitalzero's thank you part comming up!
<[ND]Spritfire> from DZ with love:
<[ND]Spritfire> some people to thank: all the HC crew, Cat, MM, Speedy, Judge, Puppe; Spritfire, Ony, Basilisk and all the other ND officers, shaz for awesome DCing, Golan for his infinite wisdom, nelito that silly bastard, forest, gm, bashar, zhil, monroe and clouds :) and finally, most important, all of ND members!
<[ND]ManiacMagic> lol sprit
<Appocomaster> okay
<[ND]ManiacMagic> you are missing like 8 paragraphs
<[ND]Spritfire> and then all the members he liked ( I hope he got everyone in here )
<Appocomaster> did we get you all?
<[ND]Speedy-J> he ripped the members list to do it sprit...
<[ND]Spritfire> hopefully its correct then
<[ND]Spritfire> ! :D
<[ND]ManiacMagic> btw good fight at the end Rock, Inn Ult, xvx, vikings, faceless. Much respect to the competition
<[ND]Speedy-J> gm claims we have to thank doza aswell
<[ND]ManiacMagic> gg
<[ND]ManiacMagic> whos doza?
<[ND]Catzzzzz> big thanks to appocomaster and team for keeping pa going !
<[ND]Speedy-J> ct hc
<Appocomaster> Thank you, Cat :-)
<[ND]Speedy-J> the puppet at the end of gm's hand or something MM :P
<Appocomaster> wel,l thanks to you all
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Ohh that doza :)
<[ND]ManiacMagic> Thanks clouds for all the entertainment :P
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<Appocomaster> thanks to you all
<Appocomaster> :)
<Appocomaster> just a reminder, round53@planetarion.com - get those names in tonight! we have 17 entrants so far, so that's a 50% chance of getting onto the final voting list
<Appocomaster> 22:26 <[ND]Catzzzzz> can u add in a big thanks to #scans
<Appocomaster> 22:27 <[ND]Catzzzzz> they scan publically for everyone every round
<Appocomaster> ;)
<Appocomaster> Markb: could you crank the random number generator please?

<Appocomaster> tag up, people
<Appocomaster> okay
<Appocomaster> this is TBC later
<Appocomaster> because Pi isn't here
<Appocomaster> sorry ;(
<Appocomaster> announcement to follow when I've manually counted it all
<Appocomaster> it's probably ND but I want to be sure
<Appocomaster> :p
<Appocomaster> and I don't know the other numbers
<Appocomaster> so watch this space!
<Appocomaster> so, finally, over to Lunar_Lamp, the master of our server hamsters
<Appocomaster> we'll take any questions if you want to /msg CH_Bot
<Lunar_Lamp> Hi everyone.
<Lunar_Lamp> As Appocomaster says, message CH_Bot if you have any queries about what I'm about to say :-)
<Lunar_Lamp> This is not the best of news to bringing you all, but I shall do so...
<Lunar_Lamp> Earlier this month, someone managed to exploit a secruity flaw and gain access to part of the administrative interface of Planetarion.
<Lunar_Lamp> This allowed the individual to access a very minimal amount of data for the top alliances (which memebers in which alliance, and their coords, for example).
<Lunar_Lamp> We quickly detected this, and fixed the bug.
<Lunar_Lamp> There was no breach of anything like payment data or similar.
<Lunar_Lamp> Unfortunately, the person who made the breach did not conduct themselves well.
<Lunar_Lamp> Whilst I don't want to mischaracterise their actions, some would deem their actions to be blackmail.
<Lunar_Lamp> As a direct result of this, and following conversations with Jagex, Jagex have decided that they no longer which to take the risks associated with operating Planetarion.
<Lunar_Lamp> For those that don't know, Jagex own Planetarion, and also provide the hosting etc.
<Lunar_Lamp> Jagex however, are not heartless.
<Lunar_Lamp> They do want the game to continue.
<Lunar_Lamp> To this end, I have been in detailed conversations with them about working out a way to ensure that Planetarion can continue.
<Lunar_Lamp> Whilst there is still much to agree, and nothing is certain, I believe that there is a way for me to take control of the relevant parts in such a way to make Jagex happy.
<Lunar_Lamp> Fundamentally, this would mean me taking over the running of PA, from both an administrative and hosting perspective; ending Jagex's roles in any aspect of the game.
<Lunar_Lamp> Now, there aren't lots of details at this stage, and there is much work to be done between myself and Jagex, however, it seems that this is the only way in which to ensure that Planetarion will continue.
<Lunar_Lamp> Obviously, it's sad that it has been triggered by the actions of a single individual, but I believe this can be a positive thing for PA.
<Lunar_Lamp> We will have far more control of the game, and a lot fewer issues as a result of having to fit within a large corporate structure.
<Lunar_Lamp> The down side of course is that if it all goes wrong, I won't be able to afford heating this winter.
<Lunar_Lamp> Just reading a few of the first questions to come in, a few are about the person responsible.
<Lunar_Lamp> Currently, we do not have strong evidence for any individual (though the names flying around appear to be uniformly wrong, as far as we can tell).
<Lunar_Lamp> Obviously, if anyone has any information, please contact me, or another member of pateam.
<Lunar_Lamp> I will not, however, comment on individual accusations, and nor do I believe that any lynching or similar is a wise course of action.
<Lunar_Lamp> What's done is done. The perpetrator knows who they are, and they can live with their guilt.
<Lunar_Lamp> Another query that has been raised is about money.
<Lunar_Lamp> In short, yes, money coming in would (as per current thinking) be spent upon hosting the game, and associated costs.
<Lunar_Lamp> It's not likely, at least without significant changes, however, that any major profits will be made.
<Lunar_Lamp> As to existing credits, I cannot say for sure at the moment, but I would *hope* to be able to carry forward unused credits.
<Lunar_Lamp> However, please, don't hold me to that - that will have to be a financially motivated decision, and there is still much financial analysis to be done.
<Lunar_Lamp> There are some saying that they'd pay extra to help the game continue. That's fantastic ;-)
<Lunar_Lamp> Hopefully we won't need to do that, but let's see what happens.

<Appocomaster> just to clarify, Jagex won't be selling us the game
<Lunar_Lamp> I don't want to give out any precise details now, because I don't want to announce something and let them down.
<Lunar_Lamp> Some are asking about expensive "lifetime" credits - it's possible I guess, but I'd probably not like to go down that route.
<Lunar_Lamp> Initially, plans are to focus on making sure the game *can* continue, before we make changes.
<Lunar_Lamp> ...of course, changes are anticipated ;-)
<Lunar_Lamp> There are a few questions about the precise arrangements, but I'm not in a position to give precise details about them at the moment.
<Lunar_Lamp> There are still active discussions, and utill ink has dried on contracts, I don't want to promise something I can't deliver.
<Lunar_Lamp> This community has been hurt many times before, and I don't want to be the one wielding the knife.
<Lunar_Lamp> Now, whilst the tone of this announcement is quite negative, be assured that there is a lot of hope within PA Team.
<Lunar_Lamp> There is genuine, real, *hope* that we can take this game that we love into the future.
<Lunar_Lamp> It's been a long time since we've had this hope; none are more jaded than PA Team when it comes to false dawns...
<Lunar_Lamp> There will be a few more details about the security breach coming in your in-game mailboxes.
<Lunar_Lamp> As for the future: things aren't decided for cetain yet, but I am personally very hopeful!
<Lunar_Lamp> Ah, yes, someone has jsut asked about timelines.
<Lunar_Lamp> I would hope to have substantive progress in around 2 weeks, but where lawyers are involved, delays can happen easily.
<Lunar_Lamp> I will keep people up to date informally in #planetarion, and any major decision will be announced on the portal.
<Lunar_Lamp> One last note: if we can pull this off, I'm probably going to steal the round name for myself as I already know what I want to call it ;-)
<Lunar_Lamp> Some are asking if there will be another round.
<Lunar_Lamp> Just to be clear: if I can't get this sorted with Jagex, then no there will not. If I can, then YES!
<Lunar_Lamp> (ideally, I'd liked to have waited until agreements were in place, but this was a good chance to talk to the whole community)
<Lunar_Lamp> Havoc for this round will be run!
<Lunar_Lamp> And well, we've gotta make sure we give those servers a good final dose of heavy Planetarion playing!
<Lunar_Lamp> Right, I'm sure that I've missed several questions that I would have liked to answer, but, for now, I'll be quiet.
<Lunar_Lamp> Good evening fellow Planetarions!
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