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
Grunter and I just finished our 19th cycle. I’d like to say one of us is pulling away, but the opposite is happening. We are drawing back to being even in planets. I captured planets too far away and they were too hard to defend. Grunter was relentless in coming at them and it was obvious they were going to fall eventually so I stopped trying. As such, I lost 3 of them and a 4th is iffy. I’m ahead in economy (242 vs 218), industry (248 vs 256) and science (71 to 69). We both have approx 15.5k ships each.
I have no idea where the game is going. I think advanced terra and warp gates may be the answer. The catch is that advanced scanners will also be able to seek them out easier too by then. It may be awhile before a conclusion is reached.
Take your time. It looks like a truly epic game.
Ditto what @AnnanFay said … especially since you averaging several turns/day - you just finished Cycle #20!
We’ve never had a 1v1 game go this long - curious if any parameter recommendations that might be beneficial at this point, but not unduly balance things earlier on.
I just looked at the map - appears that @SuperDave made a jump on the middle/left side with carnage visible in the Intel Charts.
Carnage is starting to happen. Grunter was playing on his phone and made the mistake of jumping 1400+ ships off a front planet. I bounced with 4500 ships at him. He turned around and jumped back at me rather than defend. We will have planets falling in both our territories soon.
My game with Grunter has ended----he just conceded. His one simple mistake (picking up all the ships on the front line planet vs dropping more ships off) changed the whole game. In 3 ticks I’m already up 3000 ships and 20 planets.
@AnnanFay----I’m going on vacation next week for over 10 days. I’d really like to not be having to check in and play if possible. Would you be ok if we wait till August 3rd or so to start the finals?