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EoRC Round 91 14/05/2021

<Appocomaster> Good evening, all and one, one and all! Welcome to this installation of the End of Round Ceremony
<Appocomaster> We are here tonight to celebrate the winners of Round 91 - Breaking Point
<Appocomaster> [which is basically me after 2 months with a sleepless toddler on overdrive]
<Appocomaster> So, during this ceremony, we will be working through the top planets, galaxy and alliance
<Appocomaster> VGN do feature fairly heavily, so well done to them :p
<Appocomaster> We also sadly lost one of our players, Kublai of ND, and did move him to 1:1 in his memory. Best of wishes to his family and friends, and those of anyone else who was lost this round
<Appocomaster> This is still a tricky time for many people in many parts of the world and, as competitive as this is, it's only a game - so our best wishes from the PA Team to you all
<Appocomaster> Hopefully this keeps a degree of normalacy in your lives!
<Appocomaster> So, firstly, I'd like to work through the top planets
<stoom> Yo!
<XiCoT> o/
<Appocomaster> Congratulations to you all
<Appocomaster> Stoom, you had quite a lead
<Appocomaster> and clearly a favourite, with alliances previously named after you :P
<Appocomaster> congrats to XiCoT for stealing second place literally at the death
<stoom> Thanks, allthough it was quite exciting
<Appocomaster> and well done also to csheen
<Appocomaster> Did you always expect your galaxy to do quite so well?
<Appocomaster> I don't know if we've ever had gal mates at 1 and 2
<stoom> Well heh, yeah I guess. After shuffle it was tons of fun
<stoom> We had over the globe activity also!
<stoom> We shouldve had 1 2 3:( zzhou :(
<XiCoT> and all our bp top10
<XiCoT> ;)
<Appocomaster> really that well? :P
<stoom> Can I just say, thanks to PAteam, you guys get quite some shit every now and then, but amazing to have PA still going after all these years.
<Appocomaster> half your galaxy in the top 10 is amazing
<Appocomaster> to be fair stoom, sometimes it's as much as surprise to me as anyone else :p
<stoom> Multihunters need to up their game, but apart from that
<Appocomaster> I think the fact the community still want to play is kind of a key factor in us continuing to run the game
<stoom> Yeah
<stoom> Thanks!
<Appocomaster> so I guess thanks to everyone for continuing to play!
<Appocomaster> stoom: do you think race choice made a difference?
<XiCoT> game is great u can improve many skills playing
<Appocomaster> or was being in the top galaxy and top alliance a bigger factor?
<stoom> I chose Cath to support sjor, like last round
<Appocomaster> cath and zik, tale as old as time tbh
<stoom> Cath is great for playing somewhat solo, stockpiling and selfcover. But with the amazing ppl in 4.6 and VGN
<stoom> It really worked out
<Appocomaster> it's always tricky to not make it too weak to self cover and yet not overpowered enough to roid hard
<stoom> Yeah, stats and xp were alot better than last 2 rounds since i returned
<Appocomaster> Was there a key point in the round where you felt, this is when Sjor is going to suck up having me help him and let me win?
<stoom> Haha yeah, actually there are 3 ppl who Id like to mention in that aspext
<stoom> Aspect*
<stoom> Big compliments to 3 ppl this round who deserve to be here just as much or more then I do.
<stoom> Zzhou. Man, youre amazing. Ppl in normal tags dont know how easy they have it until you try and play a round in HEROES. Last day sucked but wtf man, hell of an accomplishment.
<stoom> Sjor. Even though XiCot pays the hookers, you buy the beer. You were the foundation under our galwin and my pwin. <3
<stoom> Caj. Your relentless enthousiasm, crazy ass vids, target assigning the whole tag, wtf man, you're such a class player, best emoquits ever and HC.
<stoom> :)
<Appocomaster> Was there a particular point?
<Appocomaster> where it all came together
<Appocomaster> like the A Team
<stoom> Last week, when all allies went to support their t10
<stoom> For me
<Appocomaster> It sounds like after the shuffle you were somewhat happy, to be honest
<stoom> But 4.6, I think we had it at pt200
<stoom> We had 90 lines inc
<stoom> And covered all but 2 waves
<stoom> Yeah, lucky shuffle but a shitload of effort
<Appocomaster> Any other key thanks?
<Appocomaster> otherwise we can move onto XiCoT ninjaing it at the last second
<stoom> And alot of old time friends who helped out here and there! (#eXcessum, newt my main inspiration)
<stoom> CAJOOOOM BG.
<stoom> Unfor, Fast_, Apostle, JayC, MRG, DiscoDave, Lonney, Mobey, JayC, Cajs 2nd picks(Mac, Leon, Jintao, Unfor) and last but not least, Caj. What a BC BEAST.
<Appocomaster> oh sure, newt manages to swing another shout out. every 10 rounds, someone gets convinced <3
<stoom> Haha Im long time fan, and have had the honour of meeting him irl a few times
<Appocomaster> yep yep, me too, as much as he may try and forget it :D
<Appocomaster> anyway, thanks stoom and congratulations again
<stoom> Haha
<stoom> And in general thanks to vgn
<stoom> Amazing community
<Appocomaster> you will get large amounts of credits, for being the GC as well
<stoom> Ty Appocomaster
<Appocomaster> yvw
<stoom> And small quick big up to merge armada
<Appocomaster> XiCoT: what propelled you up to second at the last second?
<Appocomaster> so to speak
<Appocomaster> managing to sneak into second spot, the only etd in the top 12
<XiCoT> i had my stockpile and just spent with agents tick 1175
<Appocomaster> classic instant final boost
<XiCoT> but got a few escorts last 32 ticks that were decisive
<Appocomaster> different alliance - if
<Appocomaster> if #2 vs #1
<Appocomaster> was it the same combination of alliance and galaxy for you?
<XiCoT> i was in L7 first and got kicked by a inmature player
<XiCoT> peng accept me in
<XiCoT> but my result came from both L7 anf peng
<XiCoT> so i ned to thanks both allies
<XiCoT> need*
<Appocomaster> well, that means that with csheen aswell, L7 did okay :)
<[L7]csheen> :-)
<XiCoT> and especial thx to CrisMT our CO team up landed everywhere
<XiCoT> even after i get kicked
<XiCoT> we kept landing
<XiCoT> yeah L7 did great to its first round
<Appocomaster> do you think it will do better next round?
<XiCoT> great member group i invited half of em ;P
<XiCoT> no it wont bc i will set up a new ally with some mature players as HC xD
<XiCoT> adpat wil keep a few with him i think
<XiCoT> not sure
<Appocomaster> lol
<Appocomaster> well, it's nice to see some changes :)
<Appocomaster> anyone else you want to thank, XiCoT ?
<Appocomaster> or any key memories you wish to share with the group?
<XiCoT> yeah
<XiCoT> zzhou best player i havr played with
<XiCoT> sjor to setup our bp
<XiCoT> and all our gal
<XiCoT> they were amazing
<XiCoT> and congrats to stoom he won it all
<XiCoT> =*
<stoom> Congrats to you pal
<Appocomaster> :)
<Appocomaster> thanks, XiCoT
<Appocomaster> finally, [L7]csheen - congrats on still placing third
<[L7]csheen> Evening all! Thanks appocomaster
<Appocomaster> in some ways the outsider, not 4:6
<[L7]csheen> indeed
<Appocomaster> and still a fairly new alliance
<Appocomaster> how did you find it? did you think you would end top?
<[L7]csheen> i think it was a little challenging from pols point of view as a new alliance. can we trust them? will they break deals? etc. can they dc? (no)
<XiCoT> xD
<[L7]csheen> so given all those challenges, it was a success, with bumps along the way (as we have heard)
<Appocomaster> (may have laughed at that last point)
<[L7]csheen> 8-)
<Appocomaster> Who was key for you in all of this?
<Appocomaster> Was it more about your alliance? or were your galaxy the key to defending your planet?
<[L7]csheen> I guess you haven't had a look at my gal
<Appocomaster> Only Sjor got fewer incomings in the top 10
<Appocomaster> http://beta.planetarion.com/history...=8&round=91
<[L7]csheen> :P honestly key was amps in a single target round
<[L7]csheen> i dunno about xicot or stoom, but i was high amps from tick 400
<[L7]csheen> people want to fake twice in a sinlge target round
<Appocomaster> nice to see that galaxy pictures are back in fashion in some places *ahem*
<[L7]csheen> :D
<stoom> I heard even XiCot made it to a galpic
<Appocomaster> well, it's interesting to hear different strategies
<Appocomaster> is there anyone else you want to thank, @[L7]csheen?
<[L7]csheen> thanks for asking. here it is
<[L7]csheen> My rank is a result of the support of my Collosus gal, and Alliance (L7), and the fact that most of my alliance didn’t know how to build amps but instead built 20+ research labs. Importantly the COmikaze BG.
<[L7]csheen> Thanks are due to all members of L7, those who DCd lines of inc (macen, kindle, mithrandir,..), the formidable HC’n and pols of ADAPT (whose planet lasted past tick 500 for the first time), the HCs who stepped up (ginge3987, rUl3r, Paisley, Gangster), and also earlier efforts of XiCoT. I thank CT for originally giving me a home this round, always a pleasure. Let me know when Dinoman has moved on.
<[L7]csheen> a lot of spam, sorry for that.
<[L7]csheen> Finally, a shout out to Prisco for his help this round (sorry you got banged), and my PA mentors over the previous rounds: The Don, Lord Kheros, and of course DarK AnGeL.
<[L7]csheen> o/
<Appocomaster> That's pretty short to be honest, you should see the spam some rounds we get :p
<Fiery> Oh, good. I didn't have to smack you for forgetting Dark Angel. He was having a fit.
<Appocomaster> it all sorts itself out, Fiery
<[L7]csheen> been messaging me for hours 'think ill get mentioned in EoRC'?
<Appocomaster> anyway, we do need to get to the winning galaxy, even if a quarter of it is already here and voiced
<Appocomaster> but congrats again csheen, and let's see when you next make it back to the EoRC :)
<Fiery> congrats, csheen
<Fiery> and stoomeh and XiCoT
<XiCoT> ty
<Appocomaster> Congrats again to the top 3 :)
<Appocomaster> moving on, we go to the top galaxy
<Appocomaster> as per the announcement that I just remembered to set to be "active" - http://www.planetarion.com/news/new...91-and-round-92
<XiCoT> i didnt have time to make my spams got home from work almost in time and didnt know i would end top3 earlier =P
<Fiery> Congrats on the winning gal!
<Appocomaster> I can't see anyone else from your galaxy
<XiCoT> =P
<Appocomaster> so unless they flag me down
<Appocomaster> congrats to all of you that made it
<stoom> Timur08, Hidden_Agenda, Sjor
<Appocomaster> yeah, point those nicks to me
<zzhou> THEY AREN'T IMPORTANT. THIS IS MY MOMENT
<stoom> Hidden and Sjor are busy with the kids
<Appocomaster> anyway, congrats
<Appocomaster> you did well
<[L7]Cham> Timur is a sleep
<Appocomaster> as Stoom said, by tick 200 or so I think you were quite happy?
<stoom> Timur has too much dists, cant reach him
<zzhou> timur is still blocking the gal
<XiCoT> xD
<Appocomaster> so I mean, stoom, XiCoT, zzhou and Sjor were the key buddy pack
<XiCoT> yeah i played with sjor some rounds ago and he never forgot me S2
<zzhou> i was the key member of the buddy pack
<stoom> Well, we were really happy after shuffle, but got a rough time first half of the round. I think it was only after we smashed our main competitors that we had it somewhat easier.
<zzhou> i rejected stoom last round so i could pursue other opportunities
<Appocomaster> H1dd3n_Ag3nda was the only one not there at shuffle time?
<XiCoT> i dont use to play many round in a row
<Appocomaster> *after shuffle
<stoom> Yeah he exiled in as #1
<zzhou> hidden joined us as #1, but under our poor GC sjor's leadership, he fell ranks
<stoom> But ex-gc zzhou at the time
<XiCoT> yeah, sadly
<zzhou> GC transfered to me, when we really blosommed
<stoom> Oh ex-gc sjor
<zzhou> it was taken from me in a coup and stoom became GC
<stoom> We had alot of GCs this round
<zzhou> and finally Grog got GC, before he handed it back to stoom so zz-crew could take the win
<XiCoT> but great GC Grog lead us to the win
<stoom> Best GC Grog pulled his weight
<Fiery> Grog clearly had the experience
<XiCoT> some strange gal names but its ok
<stoom> He even beat the galscanner
<stoom> In scanning
<zzhou> wow
<zzhou> low blo
<zzhou> w
<Appocomaster> well, so Grog was clearly the MVP
<Appocomaster> but it's nice you all also helped him
<stoom> Well zzhou was the MVP ofc
<Appocomaster> I mean if you say so
<stoom> zzcrew and all
<Appocomaster> any final words of thanks?
<Appocomaster> or comments?
<zzhou> i would like to point out that stoom said he would scan for me this round, and failed at that. He also didn't know syrens were eta 8, he didn't know what Harpies do, and also failed at many quests by using bcalc to work out 3m and 4m ship quests
<Appocomaster> were galaxies too small?
<stoom> But yeah, we really did amazing together
<stoom> No 8 was perfect!
<Appocomaster> zzhou: and he still finished higher than you?
<zzhou> stoom is a known bad player
<stoom> You're lucky onenote didnt upload my logs zzhoi
<stoom> Haha
<XiCoT> yeah stoom is a known bad player
<stoom> [DLR]Grog: [L7]Cham
<XiCoT> it was just lucky
<XiCoT> not7
<stoom> Yeah Im a known bad player ;(
<Appocomaster> csheen: btw I did check and you have joint most amps in the top 20 and way more than most other top 10 players (mostly double)
<zzhou> grog and timur consistently coudlnt mine their roids, stoomo is a known bad player, sjor is the worst ex GC, cham is short for CHAMPION, and xicot is actually enrique iglesious in disguise and he's our hero
<Fiery> You still won, Stoomeh
<zzhou> hidden tried hard but coudln't succeed the awful leadership of this galaxy
<Appocomaster> I am surprised you got top
<zzhou> it was absolute chaos when I wasn't GC
<Appocomaster> any final words of thanks?
<XiCoT> grog and cham around?
<[L7]Cham> I would like to thank whole L7 and Adapt for supporting the gal since day one! Hybbe and MasterWizard for getting me to signup and ofc Ginge for his awesome support!
<Appocomaster> Grog doesn't need to tell people he was the best GC
<[L7]Cham> Sorry half a sleep :D
<zzhou> I'd also like to thank QQ for believing in me enough only for me to blow it up at the last second, Anne - thanks, Xmokin - you're a nub
<Appocomaster> no problem, [L7]Cham
<zzhou> congrats stoom and xicot for their P wins
<[L7]Cham> Also Timur wanted to say a word of thanks to Avenger
<zzhou> I'd like to thank Heinrich for always escorting me and not landing, unlike what he did to mista
<zzhou> and my favourite Canadian - loudshirtman madcowman
<[L7]Cham> Hidden also just posted his thanks
* Fiery blows kisses to Avenger for Timur
<[L7]Cham> Just a huge thanks to you guys for a really great round after time out and to the rest of the universe for the numerous sleepless nights
<stoom> Sjor was amazing btw
<stoom> Pilar of this gal imo, unsong hero
<Appocomaster> well, thanks all
<Appocomaster> and hope to see some of you again in future ceremonies
<Appocomaster> okay, finally, we have the winning alliance
<Appocomaster> which was VGN
<Appocomaster> Certainly by the end of the round, VGN had a fairly reasonable lead
<Fiery> madcowman isn't Canadian :/
<Appocomaster> and now we'll have Caj to tell us more
<Fiery> Hail to the Rob
<[VGN]Caj> Hello all, and thanks for a thoroughly engaging round - it has been alot of fun I have to say
<Appocomaster> I'm glad to hear it
<Appocomaster> do you need any wingpersons to accompany you in this ?
<[VGN]Caj> I think we also have our VGN battlegroup leaders ready to speak mista, & game
<[VGN]Caj> We have Judo, Lord Dictator HC of VGN
<Appocomaster> oh
<Appocomaster> apparently
<[VGN]Caj> and we have Johnny, our heroic scanner
<Appocomaster> tht would be good :p
<Appocomaster> you talk at so many of these
<Appocomaster> I figured you should be the one voiced
<Appocomaster> sorry, JUDO
<[VGN]Caj> I'll let Judo start :)
<[VGN]JUDO> no worries
<Appocomaster> cr0 pinged out at the beginning of the EoRC
<Appocomaster> well, congrats JUDO
<[VGN]JUDO> First things first, I would like to say thanks to all the people who helped us to win this round; its been a while since we have. My fellow HC CrO for being Cr0 , The Wise Monkeys; Amos, Stoom, Game, Mista and Jintao for there tactical know how and advise and all the Members of VGN for a great round, not forgetting our Religious zealots in the Church of Rob
<[VGN]JUDO> All have contributed to a great round. Also i would like to say thanks to Munkee from P3n, ADAPT from Lucky7. Speccie / Tom from L7 and Frosty from ND for having our backs all round, much appreciated Gents. To be honest I think this round has been played in a very sporting manner and that is to the credit of all the HCs and their Allies, gratz To you all for that.
* [VGN]JUDO slaps crotalus around a bit with a large trout
<[VGN]JUDO> Cr0 is hiding
<[VGN]Caj> Shall I start with some strategical things?
<Appocomaster> he pinged out
<Appocomaster> and did not come back
<[VGN]JUDO> downer
<[VGN]Caj> I think key to our victory was pre-round preparation! We did great job at allocating battlegroups for all members, with a leader target assigning for those battlegroups, we had some healthy competition amonsgt the battlegroups too.
<Appocomaster> JUDO: was the politics the key point in the round?
<Appocomaster> which got you the win?
<[VGN]JUDO> it certainly helped
<[VGN]JUDO> nice to have people you can trust to work with
<Appocomaster> Who were your biggest rivals?
<[VGN]JUDO> but we had an aggresive strategy and a great set of wise monkeys
<[VGN]Caj> The round fractured into two blocks. VGN/Lucky7/p3ng vs Carn, Narc, Apprime, Merge Armada
<[VGN]JUDO> incs wise it was Carnage / Apprime
<Appocomaster> w0?
<[VGN]Caj> w0 sat on fence most of round tbh
<[VGN]Caj> they nap both blocks :D
<Appocomaster> CaRnage definitely had the most incs
<[VGN]Caj> Strategically, Carnage vs VGN was the big fight.
<Appocomaster> http://beta.planetarion.com/history...=6&round=91
<[VGN]JUDO> prisco and Ave fought well
<[VGN]Caj> They both fought well, respect to Carnage
<[VGN]Caj> Think they deserved higher than they finished
<[VGN]JUDO> cudos to them both
<Appocomaster> I mean to be fair, they got more incomings, landed more attacks and defences than any other alliance
<[VGN]JUDO> we won tho
<[VGN]Caj> This round it was important to go x3 attack when you had 200+ incomings
<Appocomaster> yep - so why was that?
<[VGN]Caj> And important to defend when you only had less than 100 incomings per night
<[VGN]Caj> We picked our times to attack ,and our times to defend, very very well
<Appocomaster> was the round too offensive?
<[VGN]JUDO> stats made it an attacking round
<[VGN]Caj> No, this round was perfect
<[VGN]Caj> I loved it, good balance
<[VGN]Caj> both attacking and defending had their own rewards
<[VGN]Caj> you just had to pick the correct time for both, which we did
<[VGN]Caj> other alliances defended too long, even when loosing roids, *cough* p3ng, *cough* w0
<[VGN]Caj> they should have let the roids go and retal
<[VGN]JUDO> the roid lost tota ust be the highst ever tho
<[VGN]Caj> but they didnt
<[VGN]Caj> Tbh, our biggest strength was our activity
<[VGN]Caj> we would be grounded for incs, and then as soon as we deciddd attack time, there was 100_+ fleets attacking
<[VGN]Caj> We would with exceptional fleet movement and great activity across our battlegroups
<Appocomaster> are there any final things you want to highlight or point out?
<[VGN]Caj> We went 50% zik, 25% cat, 25% ter.. every zik had either a cat cr or a ter de buddy
<[VGN]Caj> this gave us flexibillity
<[VGN]Caj> we had both DE + CR attack fleets
<[VGN]JUDO> we also had the Church of Rob zealots
<Appocomaster> Yes, explain more on this topic please
<Appocomaster> most people don't mix religion with Planetarion
<[VGN]JUDO> i think johnny has a few words to say
<[VGN]Johnny> aye
<[VGN]Johnny> Some words from the maple scented lips of the all-father, the creator, the giver of seed, from whose loins all life sprung, who guided us through this last round to glory and leads us joyously into the next
<[VGN]Caj> can I just set once more big up to BATTLEGROUP CAJOOOOM, stoom did not mention 1 member that was Rygel (nicholas) so big up to him and rest of BATTLEGROUP CAJOOOOM
<[VGN]Johnny> Some words from he who spares us the burden of free thought, from he who destroys the shackles of accountability, from he who gives us Doris and robes and glory barrels…
<[VGN]Johnny> Hear his words and know enlightenment, bewilderment and a small measure of lust!
<[VGN]Caj> Oh , Jintao reminded me to add that Norse were in the enemy block for a long time ^^
<[VGN]Johnny> On behalf of VGN and The Church of Rob, our Lord thanks you for an awesome and challenging round…you are all worthy in his eyes and for this reason he extends his hand to you
<Appocomaster> as always, Jintao knows what is going on
<[VGN]Johnny> KNOW SALVATION! FLOURISH IN THE SHADE OF HIS SHAFT AND COSMIC KNOB! BECOME ANNOINTED AND DON THE ROBES FOR HIS GLORY!
<Appocomaster> oh dear
-!- [VGN]Johnny was kicked from #planetarion by P [(Appocomaster) No Reason]
<Appocomaster> Thank you, Johnny
<[VGN]Caj> Oh Johnny
<[VGN]JUDO> i did say he was our head zealot
<[VGN]Caj> :D
<Appocomaster> with that I think we'll be moving on to the allcomp
<Appocomaster> thanks to VGN and congratulations to them for winning
<Appocomaster> we're now going to move onto the allcomp
<Pea> Tags counted, scanned 82 nicks and found 12 different tags. 0 tags were excluded/banned. Top 10 tags are:
<Pea> #10. Tag: DLR, count: 1
<Pea> #9. Tag: ZZHOU, count: 1
<Pea> #8. Tag: Sanct, count: 1
<Pea> #7. Tag: HoN, count: 1
<Pea> #6. Tag: Beer, count: 1
<Pea> #5. Tag: xVx, count: 1
<Pea> #4. Tag: TiT, count: 1
<Pea> #3. Tag: w0, count: 2
<Pea> #2. Tag: VGN, count: 11
<Pea> #1. Tag: ND, count: 18
<Appocomaster> congrats to ND
<Appocomaster> who, for probably the 40th time ever, have won the allcomp
<Appocomaster> they'll be getting more credits
<Appocomaster> so thanks again to all
<Fiery> I think you mean like 60th time
<Appocomaster> the log will go up tomorrow morning before ticks start
<Appocomaster> useful links:
<Fiery> Next round will be called License to Crash
<Appocomaster> http://beta.planetarion.com/history...=6&round=91
<Appocomaster> beta history
<Appocomaster> http://pirate.planetarion.com/showt...ad.php?t=202037 round 91 misc stats
<Appocomaster> http://www.planetarion.com/news/new...91-and-round-92 dates for havoc and round 92
<Appocomaster> thanks all :)