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Off-Topic / Matt H
« on: September 01, 2011, 02:56:59 AM »
I personally think that hiring the new Matt  was the best decision BFG has made in a long time.
He is has got to be the most devoted employee. Ive seen him answer questions as late as 11:30 pm.
Im sure im not alone with this opinion?

General Starfleet Discussion / Another Change
« on: August 27, 2011, 02:32:28 PM »
How to Fleetsave    less than a minute ago
To: ***************
It's important to fleetsave by sending your ships off-planet when you are not playing. Otherwise, they risk being destroyed if your planet is attacked. The most common way to fleetsave is to use a Harvest mission and schedule the return time so that your ships arrive back at your planet when you're ready to play again.

Find Fleetsaving in the wiki for more information.

- The Starfleet Commander Team

Feature Suggestions / A few Simple Changes to the alliance
« on: August 10, 2011, 01:49:26 AM »
Here is a list of simple fixes I think should be implemented into the game to improve the user experience.

Changing the stylesheet so that stickied officer topics are represented by the red instead of the teal like normal stickied topics are.

Extremely easy to add. Just 2 lines of code in the CSS Style sheet.

#content.alliances #message_board .topic.officer_only.sticky td  {
        background-image: url('/images/starfleet/layout/transparent_red_bg.png');
         #content.alliances #message_board .topic.sticky {
          background-image: none;
Makes it look like this:

I want to see a new settings tab instead of the recruitment and change leader tab.

  • The ability to change the alignment of the Forum.
  • The ability to toggle if members coordinates are displayed on the member list.
  • The ability to choose if you want confirm delete messages for all tasks regarding the alliance.
  • The ability to choose if your officers names are displayed on the alliance front recruitment page.
  • The ability to show new relation requests just like new member requests are displayed.
  • And finally the ability to write a notification to all alliance members, similar to the ones posted by BFG ingame.

Alliances / .
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:39:10 PM »

General Starfleet Discussion / Heph Change Vote
« on: July 25, 2011, 04:32:46 PM »
I discussed this with the panel months back and most thought it had potential.
I saw a similar idea posted here yesterday so im going to bring it to a vote.

Current Problem with the Heph

  • Many players get their heph locked down and decide to send their ships off in space so no one gets them.

Proposed Solution

  • Make it so that all deployments complete after the heph is destroyed.

  • After a heph is destroyed that still has deployments in process, it would be marked and replaced by an icon on a ghost heph that could be oracled from anywhere in the galaxy
  • Players could still colonize the slot where the ghost heph is present.
  • The ghost heph would disappear when the deployment is completed.
  • A new heph can not be built until the ghost heph disappears.
  • The deployment can not be recalled.

  • Less fleets lost in space.
  • More massive battles
  • More strategy
  • More fun

  • Less big battles on the heph itself  
  • Makes the heph a little more powerful
  • Could be possibly hard to implement

This would allow players a second chance to save their ships. But it would also most likely guarantee the owner to be oracle locked on his deployment. On longer deployments it would create a lot more action as both sides scramble to get together massive GD and GAs.
Feed back please!

Battle Reports / 640M -->Phil [T & A] vs. Bulldog 3-1 [No Tag]
« on: July 13, 2011, 12:30:02 AM »
I want to thank Jen for helping me kill the heph, and I want to give a special thanks to Kip Shiller for providing me with useful tips and making sure the hit went off with out a problem.

No real story for this one. I was just scrolling through the systems when I saw Bulldogs heph sitting completely dark. So I probe, and warp in what fleet I had available. Unfortunately a major chunk of my fleet was tied up somewhere else.
Anyways as you can see the heph survived do to the fact that I didn't send any proms.

000 led an attack on Bulldog 3-1 at Daleks [x:xx:x].
The following emerged from battle after 6 Round(s)

*****Attacker: 000*****
Artemis : 195217  (Lost: 25194)
Apollo : 240033  (Lost: 29746)
Poseidon : 5616  (Lost: 374)
Athena : 1954  (Lost: 43)
Hades : 3973  (Lost: 27)
** Resources lost: 264,283,000 ore, 103,902,000 crystal, and 1,153,000 hydrogen.
** Destroyed Ship Points Gained: 1,898,404

*****Defender: Bulldog 3-1*****
Hermes : 0  (Lost: 956)
Artemis : 0  (Lost: 27954)
Atlas : 0  (Lost: 623)
Apollo : 0  (Lost: 273)
Hercules : 0  (Lost: 2831)
Dionysus : 0  (Lost: 3673)
Poseidon : 0  (Lost: 376)
Athena : 0  (Lost: 10184)
Ares : 0  (Lost: 587)
Hades : 0  (Lost: 1351)
Prometheus : 0  (Lost: 6889)
Zeus : 0  (Lost: 3)
Hephaestus : 1
** Ship Resources lost: 1,104,482,000 ore, 650,419,500 crystal, and 143,503,000 hydrogen.
** Total Resources lost: 1,104,482,000 ore, 650,419,500 crystal, and 143,503,000 hydrogen.
** Destroyed Ship Points Gained: 369,338

The attacking side acquired 0 resources.
410,629,500 ore and 226,302,450 crystal are now floating at this location.

He came online a few minutes after and started to deploy sips to ninja the prom wave. He also deployed harvesters which I locked and destroyed.

And last of all Jen led the Prom wave.

Once again a major thanks to Kip Shiller and Jen.

Extreme Universe 2 / Selling Top 25 account
« on: July 06, 2011, 02:18:16 AM »
Overall: #21
RSP: #15
(Should Be #9 but the leader board isnt counting a chunk of my fleet do to a que error and im waiting on support to manually fix it)
DSP: #72 (Doesn't affect you as the buyer)
Fleet: #8 (Should really be #3 same error as above)
Defense: #94

  • 9 Gated Moons spread out through Galaxies 1-6
  • Average 35/31/30 mines
  • Over 500 Human workers
  • Foundry 7 and Shipyard 15!
  • 10 Zeus plus quite possibly the strongest fleet!

There are 2 planets in each galaxy between G1 and G3 evenly spaced out to have maximum hunting ground. The other 3 planets are evenly spaced out between galaxies 4-6.

  • Lower G1, Gated Moon, F4, 34/30/30, Oracle 3
  • Higher G1, Gated Moon, F4, 35/30/30, Oracle 8
  • Lower G2, Gated Moon, F4, 35/31/29, No Oracle
  • Higher G2, Gated Moon, F6, 36/31/30, Oracle 8
  • Lower G3, Gated Moon, F4, 35/31/30, No Oracle
  • Higher G3, Gated Moon, F4, 35/31/30, Oracle 1
  • Mid G4, Gated Moon, F4, 35/31/30, No Oracle
  • Mid G5, Gated Moon, F4, 35/31/30, Oracle 2
  • Mid G6, Gated Moon, F7, 35/31/30, Oracle 3


Mine Output
Approx 148M Daily!
~73M Ore
~23M Crystal
~15M Hydrogen

  • Warp 11
  • Jet 16
  • Pulse 12
  • Arc Net 7
  • Espionage 12
  • Weapons, Shields, Armor are all 16!
  • AI 15

This is a great account for pretty much any player. It has possibly the strongest fleet in the universe. Mines that are goof for a top 30 player and research that is decent. Lots of room on all planets for expansion! Enough defenses to keep away dready and the rest of the raiders for up to 48 hours!
PM if your interested.

General Starfleet Discussion / Moderator Feedback Thread
« on: June 30, 2011, 12:39:30 AM »
We have decided to put up a thread dedicated to giving the mods feedback. Only constructive posts will be tolerated.
All unnecessary or nonconstructive posts will be deleted.

General Starfleet Discussion / Shipyard Lag Fix
« on: June 29, 2011, 02:47:08 PM »
I want to discuss possible solutions for fixing this problem. It is common knowledge that the shipyard lags greatly when building ships under 1 second. It actually takes around 2 seconds to build for an item that should take 0.5.

A few ideas on how to fix this have been suggested. Such as creating a buffer, batching the ships, or even putting a minimal build time on ships. What are your thoughts on this issue.

Please keep this civil and on topic please.

Feature Suggestions / Slight change to Wars
« on: June 23, 2011, 12:18:15 PM »
Instead of simply giving 100% more DSP to anyone who is currently at war, why not create a new category called warp points. You would now get your normal amount of DSP plus another 100% going towards war points.
Instead of watering down war points by a thousand like DSP and RSP, water down war points by 1 Million. This will allow it to be  new category to brag about but not affect the overall rankings as much.

For example if I hit a fleet that was worth 100M resources I would get 100k DSP and 10k WP.
Still gives a big benefit to declare war but doesn't make it to insane.

General Starfleet Discussion / Your method of vieweing the forum
« on: June 23, 2011, 11:52:11 AM »
Im interested to see who clicks "View active topics", "View new posts", or just manually looks through each category.

General Starfleet Discussion / Statement
« on: June 20, 2011, 03:41:06 PM »
I would like to apologize for my unfair rulings during my first attempt  at moderating these forums nearly a year ago. I let a personal issue in-game get in the way of my duties which never should have happened. I believe I have learned from my mistakes and can fairly assist in moderating these forums. Life is a learning experience is it not? Any concerns please feel free to PM me.

Today a member of the AA alliance used a Captcha suspension in an attempt to save their fleet. It partially failed.
Still they were exploiting a bug and should be reset.

Support Rulings / Rules to live by
« on: May 05, 2011, 07:37:13 PM »
1. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. This does not mean you are allowed to express it if it's uncalled for or un-constructive.
2. Don't say anything if you don't have anything useful or nice to say. Will being a asshole to someone really help you?
3. Just because you don't like someone doesn't give you the right to go out of your way to be a prick.

Come on guys! These are the basic of the basic! So why do a large percentage of us keep breaking them? And im not saying I haven't. But at least I make an effort not to.

If we all followed the basics then our society would be a much better place.

EDIT: Sorry, wrong category. Please move to off topic.

Off-Topic / Largest Df yet -------------------> 1.7B!!!
« on: May 03, 2011, 10:44:48 PM »
1.7B Debris
Sorry guys but the new record is 1.7B as of last night.
I don't know the entire story.  But Vengeance and wulf landed a hit on cylix. Unfortunately wulf later got hit while harvesting off his heph.
In the attack from Battlestar Columbia on Spiral of Silence :

The attacking side acquired 0 resources.

1,208,603,400 ore and 547,653,750 crystal are now scattered at this location.

GA on Cylix:
First column Before, Second After
Attacker (Vengeance):
Artemis: 142,000 (1,297)
Apollo: 5,000 (470)
Poseidon: 6,000 (470)
Athena: 10,100 (3,150)
Hades: 8,000 (3,702)
Aries: 1,500 (761)
Prometheus: 5,500 (3,881)

Attacker (General Wulf):
Artemis: 109,228 (964)
Apollo: 25 (0)
Poseidon: 19,138 (1,792)
Athena: 9,474 (3,297)
Hades: 2,367 (1,156)
Aries: 320 (190)
Prometheus: 11,503 (8,560)
Defender (Cylix) :
Hermes: 500 (5)
Artemis: 194,007 (7,925)
Atlas: 12,102 (531)
Apollo: 93 (7)
Hercules: 10,038 (979)
Harvesters: 11,000 (1,474)
Poseidon: 25,990 (6,990)
Athena: 26,126 (16,172)
Hades: 4,011 (3,136)
Aries: 5,311 (4,405)
Prometheus: 19,933 (18,425)
Zeus: 25 (25)
Hephaestus: 1 (1)


The attacking side acquired 21,137,829 ammo, 21,137,828 money, and 19,467,393 influence.

319,164,000 ammo and 218,099,100 money are now scattered at this location.

Wulf Harvest Lock
Attacker (Cylix):
Artemis: 7,925 (3,516)
Poseidon: 6,990 (4,365)
Athena: 16,172 (13,258)
Hades: 3,136 (2,915
Prometheus: 18,425 (18,001)
Defender (General Wulf) :
Hermes: 389 (0)
Artemis: 964 (0)
Atlas: 14,992 (0)
Charon: 13 (0)
Hercules: 5,000 (0)
Poseidon: 1,792 (0)
Athena: 3,297 (0)
Hades: 1,156 (0)
Aries: 190 (0)
Prometheus: 8,560 (0)
Zeus: 2 (0)
Hephaestus: 1 (0)


So Vengeance ended getting up almost all of wulf's debris plus a good chunk of the original hit.

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