would prefer no time limit. Maybe future ones if round robin happens then I think it would make sense.
FYI that I’ve started a new thread for the next tournament.
All are welcome including the current semi-finalists in this one.
I have updated the first post as the semi-finals have begun!
Gunter and I are already done with 3 full cycles! It’s a great game so far and fairly even for the most part. I’m really enjoying it.
I notice that the Nick vs Annan haven’t finished even completed their first move yet.
I just checked - looks like you guys are already on tick #104.
@SuperDave has a slight lead in stats, but @Grunter has a lead in tech as he went for Exp3;
“That’s a Bold Strategy Cotton. Lets see if it pays off for him”
Happy to report that Dr. Bruce Banner did NOT research Weapons!
The game with Gunter is absolutely insane. I have a bit of a planet lead, but, other than that, we are very even. There are 2-5 battles every turn. Big planets fall. Warp gates are built and destroyed. Crazy attacks and daredevil defensive moves are won and lost. I get jittery every time I look to see what the results of the next move are.
It could go either way in just a move or two.
Me: 77 planets, 96 economy, 90 industry, 18 science, 1579 ships
Grunter: 63 planets, 88 economy, 89 industry, 17 science, 1639 ships
Science: Me: Scanning 3, HYP 3, EXP 2, Terra 3, Banking 3, Man 4
Gunter: Scanning 2, HYP 3, EXP 3, Terra 4, Banking 2, Man 4
LOL that sounds intense - glad the game format is playing out well … and yes, @Grunter is a fearsome Jackalope!
Curious how that Exp3 is working out for 'ya …
EXP is working out well since I’ve hit on MFG three times and am now up to MFG 5. However, the game isn’t as close as it sounds. Dave is indeed Super and is slowly taking my stars. He’s a great player!
No Experimentation in 1v1 EPIC games?
Yeah @Grunter, it’s pretty annoying watching @SuperDave systematically takes stars. I hope I can beat @AnnanFay and get another chance at the @SuperDave (payback for taking me out first round last tourney!)
Grunter and I just finished the 15th cycle. In all honesty, I couldn’t tell you for sure who’s winning. I thought I was for awhile, then I figured the tide had turned to him based on some very good moves he did, now perhaps I think it’s more even?? It is interesting, very enjoyable, and the game has a long ways to go for sure.
LOL that you guys are 360 ticks in - sounds like an EPIC battle.
Glad to hear the game format/parameters are playing out well (any suggestions?) and you are having fun with some good back-n-forth.
This is brutality!
I just took ONE star which in this game is a major victory!!!
One more star. I’m on a roll!!!
Our game has come to an end. GG Nick
I played an aggressive opening going straight for hyperspace range 2. This gave me a a tactical advantage and small star advantage which I was slowly increasing. Last cycle I made warp gates and started a heavy forward push to capitalise on my lead. Nick missed an important turn last cycle and I got some lucky defensive moves. Today he conceded.
Stars: 68 / 61
Ships: 975 / 851
Infrastucture: 96-78-12 / 101-64-8
Tech: 1222323 / 2222322
Yes. It is a heck of a match indeed!
I think @AnnanFay had me even without the missed turn, that early hyper 2 just hurt too bad to recover from. The missed turn was quite strange though as I could of sworn it said 15:00ish time for next turn and it proceeded like 7am that day. So I had it in my mind I had the day to submit and when I woke up, too late. Was very sad