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EoRC Round 71 05/05/2017

<Appocomaster> Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to the Round 71 EoRC
<Appocomaster> Tonight, we discuss with the top planets, galaxy and alliance how the round went
<Appocomaster> as per http://www.planetarion.com/news/new...-round-72-dates we also have R72 dates up and a round name already (thanks Fiery!)
<Appocomaster> Stats are also being discussed
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<Appocomaster> Round data has already been uploaded, and the other data should be in place by the end of the evening!
<Appocomaster> With that out of the way, we will welcome our top planets
<Appocomaster> apparently, it's lucky to be called "Jay" in Ultories, unless your nickname is EvilMonkey :P
<[FAnG]EM> lol
<[Ult]DeeJay> hello
<[ult]Jay> haha
<[FAnG]EM> EvilJay doesnt quite have the same ring to it :)
<Appocomaster> not quite :p
<Appocomaster> congrats to you all, - to confirm, EvilMonkey was the winner, Jay second, Deejay Third
<Appocomaster> firstly, how do you think the round went? there were a lot of ETD at the top - including the Jays
<Appocomaster> you seem to be more of an exception than anything else, EM :P
<[FAnG]EM> Yea lucky with some CR lands at the start and then supported throughout the round really
<Appocomaster> did you ever fear Ultores would get you?
<[ult]Jay> etd fr was a strong ship, made things easier
<[FAnG]EM> didnt think they would come for me cos FAnG and Ult had been very close trhoughout the round
<[FAnG]EM> think the lack of xans was certainly interesting
<[FAnG]EM> and made defending easier
<[FAnG]EM> not so much guess work :)
<Appocomaster> you mean made calcing defence easier? :p
<[FAnG]EM> yep instead of sticking ur finger in the air and hoping for the best :)
<Appocomaster> well, you came first in top Asteroids Stolen (almost 8k) and lost (over 5k)
<[FAnG]EM> Yea i dont think ive ever lost that much lol
<Appocomaster> the next biggest amount of roids lost was 3420 .. so you really had a high roid turnover
<[FAnG]EM> first couple of 100 ticks before def started and some cute app troll waves there ;)
<Appocomaster> so EM, a few people have asked me to ask about escorts, and I assume they don't mean blonde vs brunette
<[FAnG]EM> I'd go redhead personally :p
<Appocomaster> do you think it's a reasonable approach to playing?
<[FAnG]EM> i think sometimes needs must
<[FAnG]EM> i was roided down to about 300 roids around t700
<[FAnG]EM> and if i was going to be in with a shot at the top i needed to get roids back quickly
<[FAnG]EM> my BG supported that
<[FAnG]EM> and was actually their suggestion
<[FAnG]EM> so a massive shout out to them for their support - Beer, Hiall, Lozz, Monkeynutz, Rebel and Rebellion
<Appocomaster> was that the key winning strategy?
<[FAnG]EM> well i tried something different this round
<[FAnG]EM> 2 anarchy periods
<[FAnG]EM> which was a pain in the butt
<Appocomaster> but did it help?
<[FAnG]EM> definitely being cat
<Appocomaster> I think most people, or many, use 1 (about 80% of the top 100)
<[FAnG]EM> just need to get the timing right
<[FAnG]EM> well i normally do one
<[FAnG]EM> and tbh at the start i wasnt even contemplating going for #1
<[FAnG]EM> so thought i would try sommit new :)
<Appocomaster> well, that was lucky
<Appocomaster> when did you think you were in with a chance?
<[FAnG]EM> well i had quite a hefty lead mid round
<[FAnG]EM> then the block started to form
<[FAnG]EM> and app got cute
<[FAnG]EM> at that point i thought that was it
<[FAnG]EM> but we managed to pull it back
<[FAnG]EM> the main worry was FC's tbh
<[FAnG]EM> but no one tried ... which was a shock
<Appocomaster> they're getting lax
<[FAnG]EM> haha no comment :)
<Appocomaster> was having Ult on side the key to the win, then?
<[FAnG]EM> tbh I had FAnG support behind me as well as we knew allie win and gal win was off the table
<[FAnG]EM> so they played a massive part in the win too
<[FAnG]EM> we had a good team going
<Appocomaster> any specific thank yous? :)
<[FAnG]EM> its just a shame 4 alliances decided to block a 46 man tag ;)
<[FAnG]EM> but thats the game lol
<[FAnG]EM> yep quiet a few
<[FAnG]EM> ive mentiined my BG
<[FAnG]EM> Big thanks goes out to Agar3s, Xerxes and the rest of Ultores for their def support to help save a number of waves on me and also to Kittenz and CBA for being on standby against App in the last couple of weeks
<[FAnG]EM> Also a massive shout out to Adapt, BadAss, baggy, Clouds, Dubz and SoulS for the extra escorts provided over the last week
<[FAnG]EM> And lastly to my gal mates Coelissan, Lozz, Mistwraith, MobRulz, Religfree and Shaed for the last minute def when things were a bit hairy :)
<Appocomaster> that definitely didn't take an hour, Forest :P
<Appocomaster> thanks, EvilMonkey :)
<[FAnG]EM> lol
<Appocomaster> Jay, DeeJay, how are you guys feeling?
<[Ult]DeeJay> i'm good
<[Ult]DeeJay> glad i've made it to top 3
<[ult]Jay> im good, was a good rnd for ys
<Appocomaster> were you co-operating to try and steal the win?
<[ult]Jay> us*
<Appocomaster> or competing against each other
<[Ult]DeeJay> not really
<[Ult]DeeJay> neither I say
<[ult]Jay> win was almost impossible, i just tried to stay on t3 =p ofc i was looking the others near me
<[Ult]DeeJay> we did a good comeback before tick 900 when our deals ended
<[Ult]DeeJay> but then apprime kept hitting me/aga/xerx
<[ult]Jay> people must hate u guys ;o
<[Ult]DeeJay> our gal had more incs then entire CT
<[Ult]DeeJay> or faceless
<Appocomaster> did you just check that? :p
<[ult]Jay> luckly my gal had only 3 ult and a few others who could protect us
<[Ult]DeeJay> i did Appocomaster
<[Ult]DeeJay> i've started to round with 0 roids and value
<[Ult]DeeJay> exiling around
<[Ult]DeeJay> and got into 2:7 after a few exiles
<Appocomaster> until you found that galaxy which would get all the incomings
<[Ult]DeeJay> it was tick 150 and i still had 0 roids
<Appocomaster> ^
<[Ult]DeeJay> i was looking for that gal
<[Ult]DeeJay> bacause initially i should've been there
<[Ult]DeeJay> but you changes BP size
<[Ult]DeeJay> so someone had to sacrifice
<[Ult]DeeJay> and try to exile in
<[Ult]DeeJay> we got lucky with eksero
<[Ult]DeeJay> from the start
<Appocomaster> well, I'll try not to change them for next round
<[Ult]DeeJay> and then another ultores exiled in
<[ult]Jay> i was going to play a relax rnd, until i exiled into joseph gal lol
<Appocomaster> so, key people for you both?
<[Ult]DeeJay> my gal really
<[Ult]DeeJay> all of them
<[Ult]DeeJay> xerx and agar3s for DCing
<[ult]Jay> ofc, we just had inc on 2:6 until the middle of rnd, then it was good
<[Ult]DeeJay> Jumper for being my teamup entire round
<[Ult]DeeJay> he even failed to recall last day, and almost cost me top 3
<[Ult]DeeJay> coz he fell asleep!!!!!!!
<Appocomaster> lol
<[ult]Jay> xerx and aga for dcing the entire tag, joseph and my gal for keep us safe, dcing and etc
<Appocomaster> sounds good :)
<Appocomaster> plans to try and get back here next round?
<[Ult]DeeJay> i've finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th already
<[Ult]DeeJay> maybe 5th next round
<[Ult]DeeJay> so wont be seeing you here
<[ult]Jay> maybe, i want to relax once, but if i exile into joseph gal again, why not? ;P
<Appocomaster> 5th is hard to get to
<[FAnG]EM> I'm torn ... maybe work conference next round :)
<Appocomaster> lol :)
<[Ult]DeeJay> depite EM anarcy-ing twice
<[Ult]DeeJay> i didnt do it at all
<[Ult]DeeJay> this round
<[Ult]DeeJay> straight TOT from the start
<Appocomaster> http://pirate.planetarion.com/showt...395#post3256395
<[Ult]DeeJay> and I must say people underestimate TOT too much
<Appocomaster> only one in the top 10 to do so
<Appocomaster> (I always go tot)
<Appocomaster> (fwiw)
<[Ult]DeeJay> same
<[Ult]DeeJay> :D
<[Ult]DeeJay> smart guy you are
<Appocomaster> any final thanks, people?
<Appocomaster> [FAnG]EM?
<[FAnG]EM> i think i covered all mine :0
<[Ult]DeeJay> not by name
<[ult]Jay> i want to thanks joseph and my brazillian crew, withouth them i wouldnt be here, and xerx and aga for the insane dc.
<[Ult]DeeJay> but everyone in ultores
<[Ult]DeeJay> for doing an awesome job
<Appocomaster> thanks guys
<[ult]Jay> and a special thanks to Ace, keep doing that poor job =]
<Appocomaster> next on the list, the winning galaxy
<Appocomaster> 7:1, with a full list of the planets http://www.planetarion.com/news/new...-round-72-dates
<[Ult]DeeJay> hi again
<Appocomaster> :p
<[ult]Xerxes> Lo
<[Ult]ekseri> Napatarion Must end! But congrats to winning Gal! Ciao
<[Ult]DeeJay> why did you devoice me in the first place?
<[ult]darkzidane> Evening
<[ult]Xerxes> Agar3s is driving atm, on his way to pick me up, he has eksero with him in the car
<Appocomaster> cos I forgot to consult my list about who to re-voice :p
<[CT]Renex> hello
<[ult]Xerxes> So neither of them will be joining
<[Ult]Jmpr> its good i am here now
<[Ult]Jmpr> then
<Appocomaster> did I miss Skoba?
<[ult]Xerxes> Oi, eksero - you online after all ?
<[ult]Xerxes> Haha
<[Ult]DeeJay> ohh god
<Appocomaster> I think everyone else is here
<[Ult]DeeJay> Skoba cant be here atm
<[ult]Xerxes> Eks, tell agar3s to drive faster, lol
<Appocomaster> well, congrats!
<[ult]Xerxes> Cheers
<[Ult]Jmpr> Thank you
<[Ult]DeeJay> thanx
<[CT]Renex> its 2.7 actually :)
<Appocomaster> lokos like you're having a celebration meet up :p
<[ult]Xerxes> Well, we had by far the most incs out of anyone in the universe
<[ult]darkzidane> cheers
<[ult]Xerxes> Just show how much above everyone else we were this round
<Appocomaster> you were very popular
<[ult]Xerxes> Still won by a decent margin
<[Ult]Jmpr> I would like to start with having a moment of silence for Rainbows and the Princess gang, we had to put them down like a sick horse
<Appocomaster> you also had a lot of defence, over 2x as much as any other planet from out of galaxy
<Appocomaster> but yes, lots of incomings
<[ult]Xerxes> Aye, because Ultores has the best defence and our galaxy was almost pure ultores, so naturally we will cover most incs unless some extraordinary circumstance
<Appocomaster> what made you quite so popular?
<Appocomaster> ah
<Appocomaster> the Ult love
<[ult]Xerxes> Yes
<[ult]Xerxes> Also, norsemen and their block wanted 2:6 to win
<[ult]darkzidane> definitely agar xerx and deejay felt a lot of love
<[ult]Xerxes> My favorite moment was when they sent 250 fleets on our gal during 1 night towards the end - and we covered most of it, and then retalled with like 15 fleets on 2:6 ... All landed
<[ult]Xerxes> In the end, both gals dropped equal ammount of roids
<[ult]Xerxes> Haha
<Appocomaster> 3/4 of the top incoming planest were in 2:7
<Appocomaster> Xerxes, agar3s, DeeKay
<Appocomaster> *DeeJay
<Appocomaster> so yeah
<[Ult]DeeJay> I dont know about aga and xerx
<[Ult]DeeJay> but people love me
<[ult]Xerxes> :)
<[Ult]DeeJay> especially apprime and norse
<[Ult]DeeJay> and CT too
<Appocomaster> is there anything you want to say? it seems to be very much a well, we were hit because we were ult, but we were covered because we were ult :p
<[CT]Renex> it has been fun to see all those lolwaves covered though
<[Ult]DeeJay> we were lucky with exile
<[Ult]DeeJay> s
<[Ult]DeeJay> shoutout to darts
<[Ult]DeeJay> he shoudl've been in the gal too
<[ult]Xerxes> Well, we need to thank our incredible members in ultores - they are second to none
<[Ult]DeeJay> but couldnt exile in
<[CT]Renex> i want to thank to whoever wrote the code for the shuffle system. best landing i had at tick 12 until now :)
<Appocomaster> well, it's been the same for a lon time
<[ult]darkzidane> I got lucky/unlucky with my single exile :p
<[ult]Xerxes> I think we did great as a gal, me and agar3s dced but it also requires active players or a dc can't do anything
<[ult]Xerxes> We had great activity, except for eksero, but I TAed for him for most of the round, so he got an OK planet anyway
<[ult]Xerxes> :D
<[ult]darkzidane> Yes awesome job from agar and xerx for still going despite all the pressure after t900
<Appocomaster> is there anything else you want to cover? tactics? strategy?
<[ult]Xerxes> It was fun tbh
<[ult]Xerxes> I kind of liked a no xan round tbh
<[Ult]DeeJay> FR was a smart move
<[ult]Xerxes> Was fun project imho
<[Ult]DeeJay> but the thing was to PL def all the time
<[Ult]DeeJay> against fi/co
<[Ult]Jmpr> It was GG EZ
<[ult]Xerxes> And yes, FR was the best strat this round, so that was a good call
<[ult]darkzidane> Ter de was so lame on attack but awesome for def
<[Ult]DeeJay> but app/norse stopped PLing during night time
<[Ult]DeeJay> and just mass live-launched during morning or mid day
<Appocomaster> did that work? would removing prelaunch be worthwhile to push morning attacks?
<[ult]Xerxes> Which I was thankfull for btw... Allows me more sleep :D
<[Ult]DeeJay> yes
<[Ult]DeeJay> actually
<[CT]Renex> i'd like to see a round just with live launching
<[ult]darkzidane> Would be interesting idd
<[CT]Renex> ppl like us, who are active @night would have great benefits :)
<Appocomaster> well you'd be hit during the day :p
<[Ult]DeeJay> if you remove live launch
<[Ult]DeeJay> the game would be played more during the fay
<Appocomaster> *pre launch
<[Ult]DeeJay> *day
<[Ult]DeeJay> yes
<[Ult]DeeJay> pre launch
<[Ult]DeeJay> sry
<[Ult]DeeJay> and maybe it could attract more players
<[ult]darkzidane> Activity would be a lot more spread
<[Ult]DeeJay> old player
<[Ult]DeeJay> who quit just because it required night activity
<[Ult]DeeJay> and lack of sleep
<Appocomaster> something to discuss :)
<Appocomaster> well, if there's nothing else, we'll move to ult
<[CT]Renex> 1sec :)
<[ult]Xerxes> Also, agar3s completly insane abillity to headcalc helped the gal a lot
<[ult]darkzidane> Might also stop all these other people crying about ult dominating just because they don't want to put in the effort over night
<[CT]Renex> i still have a little thing to write
<[CT]Renex> First of all, i'd like to say i never hoped i would get the chance to talk on EORC. I haven't played many rounds of Planetarion, but I've been around it since round 4.
<[CT]Renex> The game changed my life in round 5, because it became p2p and I couldn't pay for it (I was 13 years old), so i started to learn programming, in order to create my own clone, and today I am a programmer. So thank you to Spinner & crew for making this game, and to Appocomaster, Lunar Lamp & crew for keeping it alive even with so few players left.
<[CT]Renex> Second, I'd like to thank my wife & kids for supporting me and understanding when I had to wake up in the night to defend in gal.
<[CT]Renex> Third, I would like to thank everyone that I had fun with this round: my alliance (CT), and especially Forest who picked targets for me almost every night we could attack together; also my galaxy mates who I had a lot of fun with talking and defending. There have been others who have helped me throughout the round. You know yourselves, and i thank you a lot.
<[CT]Renex> there, thank you :)
<Appocomaster> np Renex :) congrats
<Appocomaster> :p
<Appocomaster> and finally, congrats to Ult for winning
<[ult]Xerxes> Yes!
<[ult]Xerxes> Agar3s still hasnt showed up here, and chimpie said he would be afk - so only me tonight
<[ult]Xerxes> Apparently chimpie is here, he just slapped me
<Appocomaster> your last 12 rounds have been 6 1st place wins, 3 2nd place, 2 3rd place and 1 6th place
<Appocomaster> not a bad record
<Appocomaster> are you going to be back next round?
<[ult]Xerxes> No, we are by far the best alliance
<[ult]Xerxes> We havn't discussed next round yet
<Appocomaster> not worried about Apprime?
<[ult]Xerxes> Lol
<[ult]Xerxes> No
<[ult]Xerxes> Anyway
<Appocomaster> hi Chimpie
<Appocomaster> congrats
<[ult]Xerxes> A big thanks to our members, they are by far the most active and dedicated members in the game
<[Ult]Chimpie> lo, thanks
<[ult]Xerxes> https://pastebin.com/LLGv6y5f
<[ult]Xerxes> And a special mention to our top 10 defenders:
<Appocomaster> your formatting is awful
<[ult]Xerxes> 1   Recluse 0   93  93
<[ult]Xerxes> 2   Sevenseas   0   82  82
<[ult]Xerxes> 3   Xerxes  0   79  79
<[ult]Xerxes> 4   Dorf    0   78  78
<[ult]Xerxes> 5   Un4208  0   76  76
<[ult]Xerxes> 6   Legacy1 0   73  73
<-* Pea has kicked [ult]Xerxes from #planetarion ([Warning] :: No flooding please! :: (7 lines in 6 secs))
<Appocomaster> well, Xerxes removed himself :p
<[Ult]Chimpie> lol
<Appocomaster> so, Chimpie, were you that confident you'd win? you did win even with 25% of your actual score not reflected in the final rankings
<[ult]Xerxes> Lol
<[ult]Xerxes> That worked during previous eorc
<[Ult]Chimpie> ye we kinda were
<[ult]Xerxes> Apparently not now
<[Ult]Chimpie> around pt 500 when we got that long nap with the block we knew we had a good shot at building up some value and stack up roids
<[Ult]Chimpie> and with all the venom in pa we felt the rest would stagnate a bit
<[ult]Xerxes> Anyway: special thanks to our top 10 defenders, in order: 1. Recluse, 2. Sevenseas, 3. Xerxes, 4. Dorf, 5. un4208, 6. Legacy1, 7. Jove82, 8. Berten, 9. Agar3s, 10. Chimpie
<Appocomaster> would you like to see more emphasis on attacking and less on napping?
<[Ult]Chimpie> well, sure, i do all the naps i guess so less work for me, which i'd love
<Appocomaster> haha
<Appocomaster> well, honest :p
<[Ult]Chimpie> but as it stands noone bothers hitting us unless they're 4+ allies at it, and knowing a few of the puppetmasters they wont stop till they have all they can on us
<[Ult]Chimpie> so i need to limit it
<Appocomaster> politics wise, were there any alliances you were particularly reliant on?
<[Ult]Chimpie> ofc
<[Ult]Chimpie> fang was a big help
<[ult]Xerxes> Kittenz too
<[Ult]Chimpie> as was kittenz
<[Ult]Chimpie> ye
<[Ult]Chimpie> and astatores ofc
<Appocomaster> I've not heard of them before :P
<[Ult]Chimpie> astatores? it's the home of the brave
<[ult]Xerxes> Yes, Astatores were very friendly and a great ally
<[Ult]Chimpie> and the ones that cba to play for score but want to help ult
<[Ult]Chimpie> others i'd mention cardi
<[Ult]Chimpie> he did some moves that caught us a break, a bigger one than he intended, so thumbs up!
<Appocomaster> did he intend to help?
<Appocomaster> or was it purely accidental?
<[ult]Xerxes> No :)
<[Ult]Chimpie> he forgot that p3ng/ct/nd wont hit us without a fourth ally, so when he backed out of cooping with them pt500, they asked me for a break
<Appocomaster> oops :P
<[Ult]Chimpie> it's how it goes
<Appocomaster> so are there any in particular you want to call out?
<Appocomaster> or any other comments you want to make on the round?
<[Ult]Chimpie> you get a hand, but the deck gets shuffled several times during a round and you adabt
<[ult]Xerxes> I think the no xan round made for a fun experiment as I mentioned earlier
<[Ult]Chimpie> ye, no xan was nice
<[ult]Xerxes> Other than that - agar3s for dcing like no one else
<[Ult]Chimpie> ult members, best there is
<[ult]Xerxes> Indeed
<[Ult]Chimpie> ult dc's, best there is
<[ult]Xerxes> It is a pleasure to dc in ultores, because everyone wakes up when needed
<[Ult]Chimpie> and bazza ofc
<[Ult]Chimpie> who put up with naptarion as a bc
<Appocomaster> I'm sure being successful as you are makes his job harder
<[ult]Xerxes> the best part is almost to call people like ell3, dorf, un4208 and sleepless and have them PL def with a couple of minutes notice to catch live launching CO with FR / DE
<Appocomaster> that's always the best part. messes up people's calcs
<[ult]Xerxes> Being able to PL def with fakes and reals is a great way to counter the fact that we are always outnumbered
<[Ult]Chimpie> i love taking naps, but xerx and aga keeps waking me up so i take NAPs instead
<[ult]Xerxes> Lol
<[ult]Xerxes> :)
<Appocomaster> okay, well, if there's nothing else
<Appocomaster> thanks guys :)
<Appocomaster> and congrats again to ult
<[ult]Xerxes> Well, our strat with PL def only works because our members are awesome basicly
<Appocomaster> :p
<Appocomaster> oh that may have been agar3s
<Appocomaster> thanks all :)
<Appocomaster> a reminder: havoc and new round information: http://www.planetarion.com/news/new...-round-72-dates
<Appocomaster> r71 stats: http://beta.planetarion.com/history...=1&round=71 / http://pirate.planetarion.com/showt...395#post3256395
<Appocomaster> and now for the tag count :)
<Appocomaster> Markb? :)
<Pea> Tags counted, scanned 156 nicks and found 13 different tags. 0 tags were excluded/banned. Top 10 tags are:
<Pea> #10. Tag: HR, count: 1
<Pea> #9. Tag: Offline, count: 1
<Pea> #8. Tag: app, count: 2
<Pea> #7. Tag: FAnG, count: 4
<Pea> #6. Tag: p3n, count: 5
<Pea> #5. Tag: Kittenz, count: 7
<Pea> #4. Tag: CT, count: 7
<Pea> #3. Tag: BowS, count: 7
<Pea> #2. Tag: ND, count: 22
<Pea> #1. Tag: Ult, count: 23
<Appocomaster> congrats, just, to ult
<Appocomaster> for swooping in and getting past ND
<Appocomaster> thanks all; hopefully the log will be up soon
<Appocomaster> also, to note, funds have been increased (x10), alliance tax has been enabled for everyone and everyone has been opted in