I like the idea, anything that makes it hard to decide what to research is always a good idea to me. analysis paralysis ftw!
@Solfyre? I think this is him lol.
I like the idea of cheap banking, could make things interesting with more viable options at the start.
EDIT: Ok he joined 5 hours ago, that explains it
And I agree on making bank more valuable.
Thanks guys! And especially @panblanco , those are some very nice words. I very much appreciate playing with you too! And yes, I wasn’t on the forum officially until just now. Better late than never.
Pretty sure I didn’t “bump” into @Solfyre until earlier this year, but yea … fearsome friend … and even more fearsome foe.
He won the most recent Last Hero game (I was on the other side) and did a serious “SMASH the HULK” in a 1v1 game. Hoping he’ll consider playing in our next tournament as he’s a worthy opponent.
Speaking of which, this 1v1 tournament (started in April - LOL!) is almost done as there is just three players left. Should we start up another one … and yea, I really like @Solfyre’s idea of making Banking cheap so I’ll propose that modification to the parameters.
Re: Banking - I don’t think it’ll do any harm, but equally I’m not sure it’ll make a huge difference.
Re: next tourney. @HULK it looks like there’s quite a lot of interest at the moment, so maybe worth starting the preparations… getting the forum message up so players can sign up. Then see if you can get 16 names???
is it possible to have a tournament with real time this time?
It most likely is but 1v1 turn based tend to go ALOT faster
@HULK got me in the second 1v1… Congrats to him. We’ll need to do a 3rd and final game to determine the master.
As mentioned, @Solfyre is a fearsome foe … it was real challenging to beat him in our 2nd game.
Since we are tied, we are doing a rubber match … and trying with Cheap Banking to see how that works out.
FYI that for those interested in another 1v1 tournament, please sign up here.
Listing folks who played and/or expressed an interest.
@panblanco - @seg722 - @Karmadrome - @nick.muzzio - @TheLastHero - @MalcolmReynolds - @GalacticHuntingRifle - @Solfyre - @DarkDragonwing - @bythejatz - @BOsshOgg - @Golden_Ace
The Jolly Green Giant will play the winner in Finals … and hopefully bring on the HULK SMASH!
18 turns in 25 days - I’d say there’s room for some pace improvement Although admittedly I can see how there’s a lot to think about on a massive border map like that.
@HULK, let’s go
I’ve updated the first post with the results and sent you a PM @nick.muzzio with a suggested game for us to play … so waiting for you to join and confirm that works for you.
FYI FWIW in case anyone is interested that we are 120 ticks into the game. I have a slight lead in stars, but @nick.muzzio leads in several of the stats - still TBD if HULK SMASH or HULK gets SMASHED!
Believe it or not, the “April/2020” Tournament has finally concluded after almost 7 months!
@nick.muzzio and I had a spirited game with conflict on all sides and up the middle - it was a good map.
I decided to make a HULK SMASH move up the middle about Tick #250’ish … and unfortunately at the same time, one of @nick.muzzio carrier captains did a “Collect All” rather than “Drop All” and took a bunch of ships away from the front line - perhaps they saw the Jolly Green Giant coming their way and wanted to high-tail it outa there!
So while I’ve “been there, done that” many times, it was an unfortunate way to tip the balance of power my way. It’s quite a challenge doing all the carrier moves - @nick.muzzio had over a 100 he was managing - and it happens to even the best.