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EoRC Round 76 04/05/2018

<@Appocomaster> Good evening, everybody
<@Appocomaster> and welcome to the End of Round Ceremony for Round 75
<@Appocomaster> er
<@Appocomaster> 76
<@Appocomaster> sorry, saw the topic said we were still ticking and panic-typoed
<@Appocomaster> welcome to Round 76 - Sting of Betrayal's EoRC
<@Appocomaster> this evening, we will be interviewing the top planets, top galaxy and top representatives from the top alliance
<@Appocomaster> before finishing with the traditional EoRC
<@Appocomaster> so, firstly, we go with the top 3 planets
<@Appocomaster> http://beta.planetarion.com/history/history.php
<@Appocomaster> we have already updated the history pages
<@Appocomaster> so, we hve, Knight, 4:4:2, of HR, as #1
<@Appocomaster> #2 is FoS, of VGN, 3:9:5
<@Appocomaster> and #3 is CarDi, of HR, 5:8:1
<+[5-8]carD> corrcetion
<+[5-8]carD> carDi ok
<@Appocomaster> sorry, giving you a capital. my bad :p
<+[5-8]carD> make sure you don't make this mistake again as its very important :D
<+[5-8]carD> cheers now
<+Knight|phone> Calm down cardi
<@Appocomaster> congrats, Knight
<+[5-8]carD> congrats Knight|phone!!!
<+Knight|phone> Thank you
<@Appocomaster> for the benefit of everyone else, Knight is on his phone
<@Appocomaster> in case the |phone tag didn't give it away
<+Knight|phone> What gave it away?
<+Knight|phone> :)
<@Appocomaster> but the top 3 being terran - I know there were lots of comments on stats this round
<@Appocomaster> was Terran really the race to win with?
<@Appocomaster> and Xan to defend with :p
<@Appocomaster> (open question)
<+[5-8]carD> if we check top10
<+[5-8]carD> well terran was rly strong
<+[5-8]carD> but stats were rly bad, iam sure everyone will agree
<+[5-8]carD> and i heard good news, that we will be using paisley set again with some correction
<@Appocomaster> according to tg they seem to
<+Knight|phone> Worked out for me so I was happy with them!
<@Appocomaster> yes, that's an aside, but Round 69 stats are being adjusted and reused for Round 77
<+Knight|phone> It helps ter though that so much of uni went xan
<+[5-8]carD> it worked out coz you finally left ultores and could play for planet rank :D
<+Knight|phone> That was a big influence in ter being so strong
<+[5-8]carD> in ult you just get gang bang for 50% of the rnd :D
<@Appocomaster> Knight - when did you think you'd get away with it? you had a reasonably healthy lead over the next planets
<+Knight|phone> Yeah coz half the uni would rather stop ult than go for it themselves lol
<+Knight|phone> Not sure tbh, I didn't want to get over confident
<+Knight|phone> When zwanstick dropped roids I thought I had the best shot
<@Appocomaster> did alliance politics play into it much? HR otherwise being so low in the rankings but having 3 planets in the top 10 is interesting
<+Knight|phone> Yeah definitely
<+Knight|phone> Appie did great job at naps and general politics
<@Appocomaster> though alliancse were close
<+Knight|phone> And everyone else was in the same ol boring block war
<+Knight|phone> Centred around ult as per usual
<+Knight|phone> So we were left to grow
<@Appocomaster> what was your key strategy to climb up the rankings and take advantage ?
<+Knight|phone> Was all just about getting roids early and building value
<+Knight|phone> Knew if we were fat we would end up being difficult to land on
<+Knight|phone> Helped as well that gal were there a lot
<+Knight|phone> Spammer decided early on to focus on defending me only
<+Knight|phone> Some took longer to convince :)
<@Appocomaster> you ended up with the least roids on the top 10, even so
<+[5-8]carD> and crashing me 1mln value
<@Appocomaster> and least xp
<+[5-8]carD> he crashed me to get knight t1 easier :D
<+Knight|phone> Yeah in 2nd half of round I started attacking with cashy
<+Knight|phone> Relying on him to launch is not ideal
<+[5-8]carD> tbh to cut story short knight won due to picking right strategy for his galxy, they went 3 ter 2xan i think and ended up with more HRs with terrans so crossdeff was good to save him, also HR politics were rly good to climb in rankings correct knight?
<+Knight|phone> But we'll done to him for managing to launch over 20% of the time
<@Appocomaster> that's an impressive number
<+Knight|phone> Yeah correct cardi
<+Knight|phone> Our mid round was easy too
<+Knight|phone> With hr politics
<@Appocomaster> any key people you want to call out?
<+Knight|phone> Start was probably the most difficult so far!
<+Knight|phone> Constantly hit
<+Knight|phone> Yeah well everyone ingal were amazing
<+Knight|phone> And ally were brilliant to, want to thank them all
<+Knight|phone> Firebird was amazing at taking all inca
<+Knight|phone> As well norton
<+Knight|phone> So thanks to them :D
<@Appocomaster> :)
<+Knight|phone> Tbh, too many people to thabk, but they all know I love and thank them heh
<@Appocomaster> any final thanks, before I see if FoS is there?
<+Knight|phone> Can't do it all on phone
<+Knight|phone> Um, thanks to cardi
<+Knight|phone> For being terrible and showing me how to not play
<@Appocomaster> lol
<+Knight|phone> And zwan for being so disliked people hit him over me
<@Appocomaster> was that the main game changer?
<+Knight|phone> Zwan hated or cardi being bad?
<+[5-8]carD> zwan made a jackpot this round :D
<@Appocomaster> zwan
<+[5-8]carD> but we can say this later :D
<+Knight|phone> Yeah it did help, Norse would hit him instead of me
<+Knight|phone> No one likes zwan, so it makes sense ;)
<+Knight|phone> Oh and CBA empty WA threats was nice too haha
<@Appocomaster> thanks, Knight
<+Knight|phone> No, thank you!
<@Appocomaster> [VGN]Fos: are you there?
<+[VGN]Fos> yes ofc :D
<@Appocomaster> omg!
<@Appocomaster> how is it being sandwiched between these HR people?
<@Appocomaster> well, congrats dude
<+Knight|phone> Gz Fos btw, had me very worried at the end there, well played
<+[VGN]Fos> ty
<+[VGN]Fos> wasn't sure where it would have ended up until last tick tbh
<@Appocomaster> well you certainly played a different style to some, with all the XP
<+[VGN]Fos> in general - I agree that being Ter in a Xan dominated universe helped
<+[VGN]Fos> as you had solid Fr/De cover without worrinyg about fi/co/de fakes
<+[VGN]Fos> XP was high as we had a bit of a slow start on value having gone Bs early
<@Appocomaster> would you change if you played the round again?
<+[VGN]Fos> no - given stats, I think Ter was probably the most solid option
<+[VGN]Fos> T10 rank wasn't really expected until T950 or so
<+[VGN]Fos> when I managed x3 lands on low amp CT planets
<@Appocomaster> congrats on getting into t3 btw, after being so close in the previous rounds - only out of the top 25 twice since round 69
<+[VGN]Fos> after that it was really a case of holding onto roids and not crashing
<@Appocomaster> did dists help?
<+[VGN]Fos> no I had low dists
<+[VGN]Fos> but amps definitely did
<+[VGN]Fos> the lesson from previous rounds was to overcover suicide def
<+[VGN]Fos> inc I mean
<+[VGN]Fos> so when we had a 9mill inc fleet crashing today
<+[VGN]Fos> to make sure no val loss ;-)
<+[5-8]carD> cousin factory inc?
<+[VGN]Fos> ask RaGe
<+[VGN]Fos> ;-)
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<@Appocomaster> do you think it's right that eveyone seems to max FCs
<+[VGN]Fos> this was prob one of the lowest roid rounds, and still FCs are worth the value
<@Appocomaster> ?
<+[VGN]Fos> so I would say yes
<+[VGN]Fos> Ter getting refs and FC early meant u had a value advantage
<@Appocomaster> any particular thanks you want to make?
<+[VGN]Fos> yes
<+[VGN]Fos> firstly to all of VGN members for supporting me throughout the round
<+[VGN]Fos> with particular thanks to my BP iBorg, JB, Danny and Knotty
<+[VGN]Fos> this round we did not have an active gal outside BP, so was even more crucial
<+[VGN]Fos> and also to all the lovely Caths and Xans for covering pesky Co - Jimmy, J0e and Fowler especially
<+[VGN]Fos> and ofc, Judo who once again managed brilliant pols for VGN and keeping mid round onwards under check
<+[VGN]Fos> and all our allies for co-ordinating and support
<+[VGN]Fos> esp p3ng who bailed me out with x-def on a number of occasions
<+[VGN]Fos> so ty all
<@Appocomaster> thanks, Fos :)
<@Appocomaster> and now, congrats carDi
<@Appocomaster> how was it, being in a different alliance this round?
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<+[5-8]carD> you make me laugh appoco every eorc
<+[5-8]carD> u prob spend max 2minutes in to the game before eorc to see gal/planet/ally ranks :D
<+[5-8]carD> is that correct
<@Appocomaster> I resent that. I can read the ranks quicker than 2 minutes if I have to :p
<+[5-8]carD> to make your life easier u dont have to ask any questions, we all know what they are
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<+[5-8]carD> anyway i dont deserve to be here
<@Appocomaster> if you want to talk, you can be
<+[5-8]carD> more like top10 not top3
<+[5-8]carD> Kez should be here i guess or Phantasm
<+[5-8]carD> Phantasm was my attack partner who recalled few times so i can get xp
<+[5-8]carD> or Kez due to p3ng top planet letting me land him solo even if he could kill 1mln value of me, not sure what p3ng was thinking
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<+[5-8]carD> i kicked Kez from t3 form my last 2 attacks on peng planet
<+[5-8]carD> who could easily kick me back to stone age if he wanted to
<@Appocomaster> well, sounds very strange
<+[5-8]carD> i had my alliance escorting me on my last attacks, but most of them recalled early so iam not sure, maybe he was oiut attacking but anyway
<@Appocomaster> so who helpd you apart from p3ng?
<+[5-8]carD> or maybe if he was fighting me he would have dropped 1mln value too, so it would cause p3ng ally win
<+[5-8]carD> as we had like 5 alliances today who could become top1 lol
<+[5-8]carD> 1st time in pa history probably
<@Appocomaster> yeah it was surprisingly close
<+[5-8]carD> anyway as i said i dont deserve to be here for t3 rank, so thanks again for alliance for dcing me, as i spend no time rly in dcing, and my gal/bp who babysitted me entire rnd
<@Appocomaster> hey you're not as bad as JBG
<@Appocomaster> who was only around to launch when he got back from the pub and login in the morning to pull if someone texted him
<+[5-8]carD> do you know how much time we spent before in dcing
<+[5-8]carD> sitting every night online for weeks :D
<+[5-8]carD> jbg was best and will be :D
<@Appocomaster> lol :p
<@Appocomaster> any final thanks? or we can get your gal up here
<+[5-8]carD> we actually went to pub in dublin iwth eksero jbg etc
<@Appocomaster> oh cool :)
<+[5-8]carD> yeah final thanks to Forest and CBA
<+[5-8]carD> they should BP each other and make new human race
<+[5-8]carD> them boys are unreal :D
<@Appocomaster> thanks all
<@Appocomaster> well, I think I got most of you
<@Appocomaster> can't see anyone else
<+[5-8]carD> rest are cousins
<@Appocomaster> anyway, congrats to 5-8 for winning the galaxy award
<+[5-8]carD> so doesn't exist rly
<+[58]Turjake> i think so yea
<+[5-8]carD> them nd boys knows how to rock n roll
<@Appocomaster> well, I know adastra exists
<+[DLR]LOOOOOOKED> Krypton sorted gall win. Hero moves on 5:9. DLR 4 life! Grog and JDD god mode pa players . Darkage is the reason i keep up with this obamadrama game. BP better than yours, dany,laz and turjake too good.. cardi pal is 5th wheel on a broken wagon. And Agares, he always around to give an honest opinion j0!
<+[DLR]LOOOOOOKED> good night biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitches
<+[58]Turjake> heh
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<+[58]Turjake> he had planned that for days
<@Appocomaster> thanks TOMAS
<@Appocomaster> I bet
<+[5-8]carD> appoco you know why ultores did not win?
<@Appocomaster> well you'd won for days
<@Appocomaster> is it because yuor galaxy was the best?
<+[5-8]carD> zwanstick sent attack on 9-7 agar3s gal, instead of loosing just 500roids they crashed ally to "save" roids :D
<@Appocomaster> yeah ships always more important than roids :(
<@Appocomaster> I learnt that lesson in about r6
<+[5-8]carD> very pro move on last days :D
<+[p3ng]Krypton> i thought you did the same thing vs Norse @cardi
<+[p3ng]Krypton> :D
<+tobbe> hello
<@Appocomaster> hey tobbee
<+[5-8]carD> norse crashed on us too and they could not roid us anymore :D
<@Appocomaster> you are voiced as your galaxy won
<@Appocomaster> well done
<+[5-8]carD> but key moment was krypton launched 3man attack on CBA gal who ended top2, and ended up FCIng him :D
<+tobbe> wow, did we win?
<+[5-8]carD> so it was clear win for us then
<+[58]Turjake> yes. Krypton super effort whole round. In hostile galaxy
<+[p3ng]Krypton> I guess we should credit cba for that one
<+[58]Turjake> adastra also
<+[5-8]carD> pal he wasnt hostile to hr ingal! :D
<+[58]Turjake> but you?
<@Appocomaster> cos Turjake is getting the credits
<+[5-8]carD> adastra with her milk factory was always entertaining
<@Appocomaster> don't know why Krypt0n wasn't GC then
<+[5-8]carD> ull never know if she will be on or no :D
<+[p3ng]Krypton> thanks to p3n. Congratulations to DLR. Well deserved win.
<+[5-8]carD> krypton is above GC
<+[5-8]carD> tbh ministers they give nothing, what are they for :D
<@Appocomaster> pfft :p
<+[p3ng]Krypton> and thank you to gal mates for def and promoting me to the wider audience within PA irc channel.
<@Appocomaster> anyone else you want to call out for key praise?
<+tobbe> i would to highlight myself for praise
<+tobbe> the glue of the gal
<+[5-8]carD> yes i would like to highlight offmind from our gal
<+[5-8]carD> he dc'ed every single guy in gal entire round
<+[5-8]carD> i think he lost his job due to dcing gal entire round
<@Appocomaster> wow
<@Appocomaster> power of brazillians :o
<+[5-8]carD> i think hes in very mad morale now
<+tobbe> ye he did, he had to go work for his brother joseph cowfarm now
<+[5-8]carD> we cannot reach him for a while now
<+tobbe> instead of beeing lawyer
<+[5-8]carD> last word he sayd like good bye , i give up etc
<+[58]Turjake> awesome effort whole bp dany lazorus carbone and carDi. Also we got very very lucky with randoms and exiles in: Adastra, Krypton, Tobbe, Offmind
<+[5-8]carD> so we are not sure whats happening
<@Appocomaster> I hope he's okay
<+tobbe> me 2
<+[5-8]carD> we all hope so
<@Appocomaster> :)
<+[5-8]carD> turk thank to me boy
<+[5-8]carD> i gave you masterclass to win gal finally
<@Appocomaster> so who did you feel your biggest rivals were? did you really focus on being the best gal?
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<+[p3ng]Krypton> I focused on getting along with carDi
<+[p3ng]Krypton> I felt that was important.
<+[58]Turjake> yea thanks to cardi. I was mostly worried about him, not other galaxies :)
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<+[58]Turjake> just kidding. solid effort there
<+[58]Turjake> biggest rivals, 5 9 clearly
<+[5-8]carD> major rivals? none really
<+[5-8]carD> :D
<+[58]Turjake> hah
<+[5-8]carD> we knew that at 1 stage they will f... up
<+[p3ng]Krypton> 5.9 had a good fence gal
<+[5-8]carD> and krypton showed it
<+[p3ng]Krypton> full of good players
<+[5-8]carD> he killed that gal with just 3man attack :D
<+[p3ng]Krypton> and CBA was there too
<+[5-8]carD> because zwanstick was focusing on killing ultoires at the end
<+[5-8]carD> krypton killing 5:9 while zwanstik killed ultores for ally win
<+tobbe> 2 heroes
<+[5-8]carD> yes :D
<@Appocomaster> any final words? before we move onto DLR
<+[p3ng]Krypton> Can i be congratulated on being top launcher as well?
<+[5-8]carD> well big thanks again to HR , if you feel stressed come join HR!!!! we have good pals in here !!!!
<+tobbe> yes, if anyone see offmind, please have him contact us to verify he is ok!
<+[5-8]carD> and ppl will look after you :D
<+[p3ng]Krypton> that was really important to gal win
<+[58]Turjake> Thanks for BP, whole galaxy and ND for defence :)
<@Appocomaster> if you wat
<@Appocomaster> *want
<+[5-8]carD> Appie good hc! teslav and rich my buddies!!!!
<@Appocomaster> sorry, and Grog
<@Appocomaster> congrats, Duncan
<@Appocomaster> missed him
>>> [DLR]Duncan bows
<+[DLR]Grog> \o/ HOLY CRAP! WE WON!
<@Appocomaster> third last round
<@Appocomaster> winning this round
<+[DLR]Duncan> third 2 rounds ago i though
<@Appocomaster> I mean, to be fair, you won but in terms of alliance scores, you did have less than #2 #3 #4 and #7
<@Appocomaster> and #5 and #6 were only 2-3 mil less than you on actual score
<@Appocomaster> you were really taking advantage of the only 50 count limit
<+[DLR]Duncan> yea but its what counts that matters =D
<+[DLR]Duncan> and isnt it 40 counting?
<@Appocomaster> oh
<@Appocomaster> yeah
<@Appocomaster> makes more sense ^
<@Appocomaster> so, talk us through it
<@Appocomaster> how did you mastermind the closest ever planetarion alliance win in history?
<@Appocomaster> cos honestly, no way anything was this close
<@Appocomaster> also, no one has mentioned this, but the 8th alliance, with the 9th most amount of members, had the most asteroids
<@Appocomaster> congrats to Heresy for that
<@Appocomaster> like, seriously, crazy
<+[DLR]Duncan> well, I never thought we'd be in this position when i txt'd this ragtag bunch of misfits back to the game last round
<@Appocomaster> this is honestly fairly crazy
<@Appocomaster> what winning strategy did you use? I see you had quite a flat structure
<+[DLR]Duncan> I guess we should probably thank our allies and friendly alliances we had this round that limited our inc up until the last 2 days
<+[DLR]Duncan> The old defend first attack second is what did it for us most of the round
<@Appocomaster> unusual
<+[DLR]Grog> we went into this round just hoping to stop ult from dominating, we weren't supposed to be contenders.
<@Appocomaster> but seemingly very successful
<+[DLR]Duncan> If I hadn't talked grog into coming back to the game i doubt i would have ever got the old crew back together
<@Appocomaster> when did you even twig it was possible?
<+[DLR]Duncan> about 3 different times i think
<+[DLR]Duncan> but the last time was about 3 ticks to eor thats when we where actually thought there was an outside chance
<+[DLR]Grog> i didn't think we'd win right up until the end
<@Appocomaster> so, who is to blame?
<+[DLR]Duncan> running all the escort mission we could today after we crashed and dropped 5m score yesterday
<+[DLR]Duncan> I think zwan kinda helped keep it within reach on a couple occasions
<@Appocomaster> well, you did make it
<@Appocomaster> who were you most worried by?
<+[DLR]Duncan> I definatly wanna thank all our members, they all showed up and DC'd at some point and always showed up to send defence in the middle of the night. Our scanners StarHowler for being on point most of the time and Devlin for those 9 scans that blocked Star.
<+[DLR]Duncan> p3n gave us the most grief just at 1300 hostile fleets
<+[DLR]Duncan> twice as many as any other alliance
<+[DLR]Duncan> due to them we ended up with some pretty large co fleets
<@Appocomaster> if you had to name someone key in your alliance?
<+[DLR]Grog> When we decided to play again we didn't think we'd hit 20 members, but our old members just kept coming out of the woodwork & this is REALLY a team win. The guys just rose to the occassion & played for each other.
<+[DLR]Duncan> then there is our gracious Troll who loved to sleep through his lands 3 times and landed on fake def each time
<+[DLR]Duncan> but yea no one key member in teh alliance
<+[DLR]Grog> couldn't name one guy without naming 30
<@Appocomaster> wow
<@Appocomaster> someone is lucky
<+[DLR]Duncan> it was definatly a team effort especially in the last days
<+[DLR]Duncan> so many gave up on planet ranks to escort to big xp lands
<+[DLR]Grog> lol yeah, Troll was like a cat with 9 lives this round.
<+[DLR]Duncan> 253k xp in one day is quite amazing
<@Appocomaster> any final words?
<@Appocomaster> !!!!!
<+[DLR]Duncan> Great effort from all our members in DLR, and a nod to our allies for not complaining about our raid times
<@Appocomaster> what was special about them?
<+[DLR]Duncan> we launch so much later than most allies.
<+[DLR]Duncan> some would say they where leaching def. but i was up front with them about our raids
<+[DLR]Duncan> so they could have changed if they wanted to
<@Appocomaster> thanks all
<@Appocomaster> :)
<@Appocomaster> well, it worked
<@Appocomaster> congrats again to DLR, for an amazing win
<@Appocomaster> and now, we're doing the allcomp
<@Pea> Tags counted, scanned 149 nicks and found 12 different tags. 1 tags were excluded/banned. Top 10 tags are:
<@Pea> #10. Tag: Offline, count: 1
<@Pea> #9. Tag: p3ng, count: 2
<@Pea> #8. Tag: CaRn, count: 2
<@Pea> #7. Tag: HR, count: 2
<@Pea> #6. Tag: Stellar, count: 2
<@Pea> #5. Tag: CT, count: 4
<@Pea> #4. Tag: VGN, count: 11
<@Pea> #3. Tag: Ult, count: 11
<@Pea> #2. Tag: ND, count: 20
<@Pea> #1. Tag: DLR, count: 21
<@Appocomaster> so, clean sweep
<@Appocomaster> well done, DLR
<@Appocomaster> thanks all