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Offline TheOx

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This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« on: July 09, 2016, 06:31:36 PM »
Nova is broken.. and its truly disgusting.. Im assuming other unis have the same problem but I dont know..

When someone can get creamed, throw a shit load of money at someone who is bigger then the entire rest of the players combined, and then be 15 times bigger then the person that creamed them, all in the period of 3 days, its no longer a game of skill.

I dont mean to disrespect Queen.. she seems nice enough.. but the only skill she seems to have in the game is opening her wallet.. Her techs are 13s, I doubt shes ever hit an NPC. The only thing she does is pay Bob, build and remember her P marker. But according to the leaderboard shes #7

Bob says hes helping the uni by keeping it alive.. but in reality hes manipulating it for his pleasure and monetary gain. And we are all playing in his sandbox.

I didn't have a problem with the whole buying RES thing... I buy hydro on a regular basis and bought a small pack here in there in the past...  but there should be a limit on what can be transferred in a day or week. Someone with enough money now has the ability to have virtually unlimited RES. That would make this whole thing at least a bit more fair.

And what I really find sad is.... when I was in Bob's alliance back in the day.. He HATED players. Constantly complained about WGW and others who tried to buy their way to the top or P-moded 24-7. And now hes gone and created a shit load of them.

The only reason I still have a glimmer of hope is the fact that the top of the DSP leaderboard is still filled with non players, or players that got creamed by non players.

BUt at this point Im really considering whether its time to walk away from the game. My time at the top wont last long. Someone will cream Machine or Queen again. ANd they will throw more money at Bob and he will laugh all the way to the bank.

When I started SFC back in 2010 it was a game of skill. I reached the top 100 in DSP in Original (before NPCs) when there was still 10K plus players and I never spent a dime on the game. That game and this game are two totally different things now.

It's a damn shame

-Ox
My Victims:
Queen of Angels - Scorned - 9,230,124,115,521,680 DSP
Jeniefe - CE - 425,049,430,778,564 DSP
Jondular - Nemesis - 114,827,036,592,923 DSP
Commander Kopciuszek - Nemesis - 97,336,503,463,657 DSP
meeeeeee - CE - 79,225,200,088,966 DSP
Savach - Nemesis - 72,291,789,932,406 DSP
Max Pax - SW - 39,197,631,495,026
First Star Lord Duncan - UFP - 17,630,572,670,051 DSP
Ambrosius Pendragon - AnT1 - 12,973,450,948,851 DSP
Army Geddon - Nemesis/Valhalia - 5,083,977,670,890 DSP
Augustus Wolf - Nemesis - 3,236,893,621,818 DSP
Ruby Chicken - ANH - 2,153,692,940,926 DSP
ScareCrow - SW - 1,233,018,526,993 DSP
Here Comes Trouble - Exiled - 515,361,618,434 DSP
Lobo - CE - 768,292,429,643 DSP
FireFox - SW - 398,009,220,511
Profiteer - Exiled - 377,415,717,224 DSP
Iron Shadow - Nemesis - 72,834,528,045 DSP
Cronus - IPA - 45,682,810,381 DSP
Damn Haggis - Nemesis - 32,832,020,345 DSP
Havoc33 - Nemesis - 12,560,366,618 DSP
Ben 138 - TRA - 6,332,937,749 DSP

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 08:09:50 PM »
Now THAT is funny!  The game changed forever the first time the NPC was introduced into Nova. That particular disease spread into every other universe shortly thereafter. Where once the hardest part of attacking somebody was making sure you got the res and not wasted in the effort, now we send "rebuild" kits to our victims.

The aspect of PVP died that day in Nova, and its not likely to return.  Its simple, why would people attack a "maybe" target when the friendly neighborhood NPC is a sure thing?

As it happened by chance in Nova, when the NPC came out, I had by sheer luck the right combination of fleet to take full on advantage of it, and I did.  Hell, I gave away so much res back then I could not even begin to track it. But then it turned into a NPC race with Bob, and to tell the truth, it just got so I dreaded logging in to the acct, and spent more and more time with markers down, until eventually.. I left the uni.

But back to the point... the NPC situation led way to the res selling situation in all unis.  Not claiming that right or wrong, but its gonna happen.. period.  And to expect BFG to limit it is akin to asking them to restrict the amount of credits people can buy from them. They could not make a worse business decision.

And for the record, when I played Nova for the sake of playing it,  my in game joys came from helping other players in  CE grow and develop, it was a nice change. But my ranking was due to effort put into the existing game mechanics (yes that includes NPC for a large part). There are no magic pills that can give anybody the top spot, including res buying.  Because I can guarantee you, no top player is going to sell his way out his slot. It may seem that way, and at your current rank the numbers may SEEM huge, but in comparison to what that top player is generating, they are minuscule indeed.

No matter what anybody says,  you can bet your bottom dollar the top players in ANY uni burn through the credits, and that includes good ol Bob, who now spends them by the truckload to keep that spot he has, and spent plenty of them to get it. The game is DESIGNED that way! why do you think the O-C-H percentages from NPC are the  way they are? because they FORCE players to find a way to convert it to what they really need H-C-O in that order. Thats what the NPC gave to BFG - self generating income, and if that comes directly from the player meching, or from buying res in bulk, the profits from the crack still wind up a the little house on the corner with the frog in the rocking chair in the end.

Not bashing BFG, Bob, or any other player or entity .. it just IS WHAT IT IS.

“And he who wields white, wild magic gold is a paradox. For he is everything and nothing. Hero and fool. Potent, helpless. And with one word of truth or treachery, He will save or damn the earth. Because he is mad and sane. Cold and passionate, Lost and found”

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 10:01:13 PM »
The Npcs changed/Ruined The game. I see the reasoning it just went wrong. BFG is the real winner here. They know perfectly well that you can not mine enough hydro to move fleets the size that we have. They did not come up with a fix. why credits When I played alot it was embarrassing on how much I spent just marching hydro For me and my mates. I have Given away So much rez. I would never Charge, But that's me. I have been very lucky in real life. I do not Fault Bob for selling rez. he is smart and sure he brings in alot.

As far as Queen ( I been Flirting with Her. She is Hot ) I agree Not much game Skill. but that's why you, OX are at the top spot of the dsp rank. With the fleet she must have now I am setting aside time To watch Her. Since I was jealous of your great hit. So if i see a opening no matter how hot she is it will be killed, sorry Queen I will help you rebuild though. Like I have done with many others. its good to keep players in the game. I look at it as you can hit them again.

As Far as queen spending lots of money. That is a Relative term. Some one who make 300k a year does not look at 100.00 the same as someone who makes 30k. It might be Chump change to her

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 10:30:53 PM »
WHat really sucks is I may really well be responsible for the NPCs...n DUring summer/fall 2010 when original was hemorrhaging players, I made a post with about 8 suggestions. BFG took two of them. 1 was NPCs and 1 was adding a point system and a way to win wars. Im proud of the point system for wars. I think that made things better... NPCs didnt turn out how I imagined.
My Victims:
Queen of Angels - Scorned - 9,230,124,115,521,680 DSP
Jeniefe - CE - 425,049,430,778,564 DSP
Jondular - Nemesis - 114,827,036,592,923 DSP
Commander Kopciuszek - Nemesis - 97,336,503,463,657 DSP
meeeeeee - CE - 79,225,200,088,966 DSP
Savach - Nemesis - 72,291,789,932,406 DSP
Max Pax - SW - 39,197,631,495,026
First Star Lord Duncan - UFP - 17,630,572,670,051 DSP
Ambrosius Pendragon - AnT1 - 12,973,450,948,851 DSP
Army Geddon - Nemesis/Valhalia - 5,083,977,670,890 DSP
Augustus Wolf - Nemesis - 3,236,893,621,818 DSP
Ruby Chicken - ANH - 2,153,692,940,926 DSP
ScareCrow - SW - 1,233,018,526,993 DSP
Here Comes Trouble - Exiled - 515,361,618,434 DSP
Lobo - CE - 768,292,429,643 DSP
FireFox - SW - 398,009,220,511
Profiteer - Exiled - 377,415,717,224 DSP
Iron Shadow - Nemesis - 72,834,528,045 DSP
Cronus - IPA - 45,682,810,381 DSP
Damn Haggis - Nemesis - 32,832,020,345 DSP
Havoc33 - Nemesis - 12,560,366,618 DSP
Ben 138 - TRA - 6,332,937,749 DSP

Offline WGW

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 12:42:44 AM »
Good Lord! Now THAT'S a SPITFIRE!!  Well done Queen!


“And he who wields white, wild magic gold is a paradox. For he is everything and nothing. Hero and fool. Potent, helpless. And with one word of truth or treachery, He will save or damn the earth. Because he is mad and sane. Cold and passionate, Lost and found”

Offline Mystic Mom

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 12:54:35 AM »
Ox has helped a lot of players in multiple unis.

He keeps dragging me back to this game. He's a good guy.

No one really cares if you were having sex Regina. And your slam that he must not get any is childish and extremely immature.

You have the DSP you do because you are sloppy. Bad sloppy.

Let's just hope the sex you were having wasn't as sloppy.

Offline Juanton

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2016, 01:35:18 PM »
Well Ox, you can pack your bags now...

Your DSP rank is 3rd and your along way from the TOP

Good Job Legend

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016, 11:26:34 PM »
Well Ox, you can pack your bags now...

Your DSP rank is 3rd and your along way from the TOP

Good Job Legend

I have already announced my "retirement" to T1. Within 7 days leadership will be given off to someone. My account will either be handed to someone or Ill delete the planets with my fleet on it and I will be gone from the game.
My Victims:
Queen of Angels - Scorned - 9,230,124,115,521,680 DSP
Jeniefe - CE - 425,049,430,778,564 DSP
Jondular - Nemesis - 114,827,036,592,923 DSP
Commander Kopciuszek - Nemesis - 97,336,503,463,657 DSP
meeeeeee - CE - 79,225,200,088,966 DSP
Savach - Nemesis - 72,291,789,932,406 DSP
Max Pax - SW - 39,197,631,495,026
First Star Lord Duncan - UFP - 17,630,572,670,051 DSP
Ambrosius Pendragon - AnT1 - 12,973,450,948,851 DSP
Army Geddon - Nemesis/Valhalia - 5,083,977,670,890 DSP
Augustus Wolf - Nemesis - 3,236,893,621,818 DSP
Ruby Chicken - ANH - 2,153,692,940,926 DSP
ScareCrow - SW - 1,233,018,526,993 DSP
Here Comes Trouble - Exiled - 515,361,618,434 DSP
Lobo - CE - 768,292,429,643 DSP
FireFox - SW - 398,009,220,511
Profiteer - Exiled - 377,415,717,224 DSP
Iron Shadow - Nemesis - 72,834,528,045 DSP
Cronus - IPA - 45,682,810,381 DSP
Damn Haggis - Nemesis - 32,832,020,345 DSP
Havoc33 - Nemesis - 12,560,366,618 DSP
Ben 138 - TRA - 6,332,937,749 DSP

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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 08:22:27 AM »
any luck having you back in original ??
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Re: This uni is broken and its gotten truly ridiculous
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 08:18:42 PM »
Nova is broken..

It's a damn shame

-Ox

Yep, I agree with you entirely.  Still hanging in for a while yet I suppose, but I do fondly recall those pre-compression days of SFCO!