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Ikariam: Burning the World, one kitty at a time

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  • BulwarkBulwark Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Hah. Ok, I've only blockaded once before, so I'm not up to par on naval combat.

    It's gonna take 7.5 hrs for them to get there, damn slow boats.
    It's probably a good idea to take note now what time you'll need to send pillagers so that they'll arrive about five to ten minutes after the blockade hits. The sooner you get your pillaging on, the sooner you can withdraw the blockade, which means less money spent! Also, the quicker that I get to take his resources again from the same port I took them the first time. And laugh merrily. Oh ho ho.

    Just let me know if you need any resources anywhere, by the way. Since I haven't started pushing for the next palace upgrade, I've got comfortable stockpiles lying around.

    Bulwark on
  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The whole kitty poem thing has re-inspired me to burn and loot, or loot and burn... whatever.

    TyrantCow on
  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Roughly 3 hours for troops to get there, so I'd have to send them at midnight. I might still be awake by then :p

    juice for jesus on
    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Shit! I successfully spied monikootza's messages, then I used the back button and killed my spy D:

    juice for jesus on
    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Shit! I successfully spied monikootza's messages, then I used the back button and killed my spy D:

    Well, at least you can still see the results.

    Baidol on
    Steam Overwatch: Baidol#1957
  • DyvionDyvion Baking in AZRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Shit! I successfully spied monikootza's messages, then I used the back button and killed my spy D:

    Ikariam: Where 'Finger on the Button' regains its meaning.

    Dyvion on
    Steam: No Safety In Life
    Magic Online: Dyvion -- Eternal: Dyvion+9393 -- Hex: FortyTwo
  • BulwarkBulwark Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Dyvion wrote: »
    Shit! I successfully spied monikootza's messages, then I used the back button and killed my spy D:

    Ikariam: Where 'Finger on the Button' regains its meaning.
    I suddenly want to read an in-game research description of atomic weaponry. The translations always make the massacring of technologically inferior rivals sound so jovial.

    Bulwark on
  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Apparently, I "blackmailed" a little "foreign" "girl"...
    Honestly, I feel a bit fucking dirty. All because of some cats; I don't even like cats.

    I wish I could magically make this go flip flopped.
    would you attack me forever if i told i don't like cats?
    for the peace of the game in MY native language:
    der grund warum ich katzen liebe,
    ist das ich neue freunde kriege.
    und finde in nem spiel,
    in dem der weg sei das ziel.
    On the 15.05.2008 5:40 MooMan wrote::
    > But, I wanted something original :(
    > Doesn't have to be much, or even in _my_ native language.
    > Just got to show me how much you love cats.
    > On the 15.05.2008 5:37 Maya wrote::
    > > this seems a little creepy to me, but ok...
    > > Cat Poem
    > > They will not go quietly,
    > > the cats who've shared our lives.
    > > In subtle ways they let us know
    > > their spirit still survives.
    > > Old habits still make us think
    > > we hear a meow at the door.
    > > Or step back when we drop
    > > a tasty morsel on the floor.
    > > Our feet still go around the place
    > > the food dish used to be,
    > > And, sometimes, coming home at night,
    > > we miss them terribly.
    > > And although time may bring new friends
    > > and a new food dish to fill,
    > > That one place in our hearts
    > > belongs to them. . . and always will.
    > > fair enough?
    > > On the 15.05.2008 5:34 MooMan wrote::
    > > > Most definitely!
    > > > On the 15.05.2008 5:33 Maya wrote::
    > > > > it's not very gentlemenlike to blackmail a girl... and i have to admit that i'm not a native speaker... so if i figure something out, will you promise to return your troops?
    > > > > On the 15.05.2008 5:30 MooMan wrote::
    > > > > > We could be the greatest of friends... if only you would just express your self in the slightest with a quick cat quip, or perhaps a hairy and hilarious feline haiku!
    > > > > > On the 15.05.2008 5:26 Maya wrote::
    > > > > > > well, you should have given it a try... i see, you sent a spy first. well, i'm not into pillaging and fighting, that's why my army is so small. i like to trade, and i'm sure, we could become great ikariam friends if you return your troops. you might want a partner for museum treaties and so on...
    > > > > > > unfortunately, i'm not a great poetrist...
    > > > > > > On the 15.05.2008 5:23 MooMan wrote::
    > > > > > > > Typically, people do not part with all their stuff just because some random person asks for them. And besides... 1 Slinger...
    > > > > > > > However, I have an hour here. If you you compose a 100 word poem on cats and the simple joys they bring to one's life, I shall return them.
    > > > > > > > On the 15.05.2008 5:21 Maya wrote::
    > > > > > > > > well, guess that's true... why didn't you just ask?
    > > > > > > > > On the 15.05.2008 5:19 MooMan wrote::
    > > > > > > > > > Well, I don't know... to get some goods, I suppose.
    > > > > > > > > > On the 15.05.2008 5:06 Maya wrote::
    > > > > > > > > > > what do you want? why are you attacking me??

    TyrantCow on
  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Dude...this cat thing is going multi-national!

    Kingthlayer on
    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The target pickings are getting pretty weak around the EPA area I'm finding. To make things interesting I'm doing a triple threat; found a dude with 3 cities on one island, each with 1 ram, 6 swordsmen, 1 phalanx, a handful more army at his capital. I'm sending 3 fleets overnight to sink his rams, and tomorrow I'll hit all 3 cities at once. Or close to it, I'll have to use one further city to get the 6th action point.

    I shall break this man.

    Scooter on
  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Baidol wrote: »
    Shit! I successfully spied monikootza's messages, then I used the back button and killed my spy D:

    Well, at least you can still see the results.

    I can't :( It just says, "Report: Your spy doesn´t answer anymore, he probably has been discovered."

    juice for jesus on
    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • BulwarkBulwark Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Baidol wrote: »
    Shit! I successfully spied monikootza's messages, then I used the back button and killed my spy D:

    Well, at least you can still see the results.

    I can't :( It just says, "Report: Your spy doesn´t answer anymore, he probably has been discovered."
    Each spy keeps a list of the espionage tasks you assign to them. Even if it tells you that the spy doesn't respond anymore, you can click the link to their succesful job, and it will show you the results it gave.

    Bulwark on
  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oh, I was clicking on the one he got killed on. The one he succeeded is still there. Woo!

    Ok, I got all the relevant information on DAWGS now:
    # Name: Monikopolis (41,54)
    # Town size: 17
    # Player: monikootza
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:13,101
    # Military Score:2,520
    # Gold Score:550,259 (14,967)
    Port: 4
    Wall: 3
    Barracks: 6
    Shipyard: 1
    Troops in Monikopolis
    Unit Quantity
    Slinger 15
    Phalanx 2
    Fleets in Monikopolis
    Ship Quantity
    Ram-Ship 2

    # Name: Monikorum [42:54]
    # Town size: 15
    # Player: monikootza
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:13,101
    # Military Score:2,520
    # Gold Score:550,259 (11,555)
    Port: 3
    Wall: 2
    Barracks: 3
    Shipyard: 1
    No Units

    # Name: Eleopolis (41,53)
    # Town size: 14
    # Player: monikootza
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:13,101
    # Military Score:2,520
    # Gold Score:550,259 (10,015)
    Port: 2
    Wall: 1
    Barracks: 2
    Shipyard: 1
    No Units

    # Name: Polis [42:53]
    # Town size: 1
    # Player: monikootza
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:13,101
    # Military Score:2,520
    # Gold Score:550,259 (0)


    # Name: jay z own (63,61)
    # Town size: 8
    # Player: Jay-Z1995
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:1,513
    # Military Score:4,560
    # Gold Score:892,193 (4,996)
    Port: 1
    Wall: 4
    Barracks: 10
    Shipyard: 3
    Unit Quantity
    Slinger 57

    # Name: Sparta (i) [42:54]
    # Town size: 11
    # Player: Aj22
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:2,379
    # Military Score:0
    # Gold Score:932,422 (10,257)

    # Name: tricksta town (i) [63:90]
    # Town size: 8
    # Player: koolman23
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:1,374
    # Military Score:0
    # Gold Score:591 (3)

    # Name: nateville (i) [57:61]
    # Town size: 8
    # Player: Natester
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:971
    # Military Score:464
    # Gold Score:49,723 (278)

    # Name: Polis (i) [57:61]
    # Town size: 1
    # Player: Natester
    # Ally: DAWGS
    # Total Score:971
    # Military Score:464
    # Gold Score:49,723 (0)

    Basically, it's two guys and 3 inactives, and they have 2 ram ships among the entire alliance.

    juice for jesus on
    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited May 2008
    This thread was on the second page! :o

    I'm heading to 5 level 20 cities. After that I'll see whether it's worth going to level 21 cities, or whether I can crack open another colony.

    devoir on
  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well, I've successfully relocated my capital to 24:22 and within 20 minutes I will be abandoning my starting colony. It will be missed, but some casualties are to be expected. In the meantime I am looking for a wine or crystal island in the 2X:2X area. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    A couple of us are on 28:23 - Crystal mine is 10, Lumber is 10

    Kalkino on
    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    31:23 is also my capital's island and I'm surrounded by deadbeats! Mine and Lumber are both 9 and I would really love to have another active player along to help buff that up a bit.

    Romantic Undead on
    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I hate deadbeats - I've had a person put their third colony on my capital - been there two weeks and everytime I ask him/her to donate more than a nominal sum they get all pissy, with their latest complaint being to a guy called Rise, who is rather powerful

    Kalkino on
    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well that's how our thing with paradoxmd started, if you'll recall. That's fine though, I'm taking the extra wood and crystal out of his hide, but still.

    Romantic Undead on
    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I seriously don't understand why people are selfish assholes like that. I invest back into the resources because it gets me my resources back, plus interest. I think I'm up to about 250k lumber across the islands I'm on now.

    devoir on
  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    TyrantCow wrote: »
    > > this seems a little creepy to me, but ok...

    That made me laugh so hard.

    Legba on
  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Deadbeats make baby Jesus cry.

    Especially if you have three cities on the same island. You're basically looking at a triple return from any donations you make, so why wouldn't you donate freely? It's just retarded.

    Legba on
  • BulwarkBulwark Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Basically, it's two guys and 3 inactives, and they have 2 ram ships among the entire alliance.
    Jackpot. I'm going after the level 4 port town first. They're all just far enough from me to be a bit of a hassle, but a poorly guarded leveled port is so absolutely worth it.

    Bulwark on
  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Hey Turtleboy, I bought that crystal you had for sale, thanks!

    correction: I wanted to buy that crystal you had for sale, but I was out of action points :P

    Romantic Undead on
    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Kalkino wrote: »
    Well, I've successfully relocated my capital to 24:22 and within 20 minutes I will be abandoning my starting colony. It will be missed, but some casualties are to be expected. In the meantime I am looking for a wine or crystal island in the 2X:2X area. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    A couple of us are on 28:23 - Crystal mine is 10, Lumber is 10

    Cool that sounds like a good place to set up shop. My palace upgrades in about an hour so I'll send my colony ship out then.

    I wish I could abandon my damn sulfur colony but there are spies in it.

    Kingthlayer on
    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    It isn't a bad spot, there are a few targets about as well, according to Skarsol.
    I've been putting a couple of k a day into upgrading the resources, so hopefully we will be at 11/11 soon enough

    Kalkino on
    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Well I'm certainly no deadbeat when it comes to donating to resources myself.

    Kingthlayer on
    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited May 2008
    What's the most upgraded island in our assortment? The EPA Marble island is level 17 lumber (upgrade just kicked off) and level 14 quarry.

    devoir on
  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I think the NPAX wine island in 2x:2x space might be 16/15. Which is why I like sharing islands with you guys, as we all seem to understand that "investment of lumber increases production"

    Kalkino on
    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well I'm certainly no deadbeat when it comes to donating to resources myself.

    Speaking of which, who's number one on the NPAX wine isle?

    hint:
    it's not you 8-)

    Romantic Undead on
    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited May 2008
    There needs to be a score chart for how much lumber you've donated.

    I would all be for winning on that one.

    devoir on
  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Well I'm certainly no deadbeat when it comes to donating to resources myself.

    Speaking of which, who's number one on the NPAX wine isle?

    hint:
    it's not you 8-)

    Yeah I don't even have a wine colony. MY men aren't drunkards. They only get what they need to quench the thirst they get from killing. They get the wine from looting the bodies of the dead.

    Kingthlayer on
    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • LindenLinden Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kalkino wrote: »
    I think the NPAX wine island in 2x:2x space might be 16/15. Which is why I like sharing islands with you guys, as we all seem to understand that "investment of lumber increases production"

    I hate the people that don't - I'm the smallest player on my Gamma island, yet have donated over half the island resources. One particular deadbeat decided to raid me. Okay, so I do in fact need a larger military. But there is a special place in Hell for raiders who have donated a grand total of 190 wood.

    Addendum: From one message:
    if you want we will make like nato togather

    Linden on
    What if this weren't a rhetorical question?
  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    That is a great line, I may use it myself

    Kalkino on
    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Well, my new crystal colony is on its way.

    Kingthlayer on
    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    If you're unable to abandon a colony because of enemy spies, try contacting the GO and see if they'll fix that for you. That's a bug in the game that they should be willing to work with you to overcome.
    The other thing you could do is up the number of spies in the city, yourself. See if that gives you another opportunity to catch those enemy spies and remove them.

    Darian on
  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Legba wrote: »
    TyrantCow wrote: »
    > > this seems a little creepy to me, but ok...

    That made me laugh so hard.

    You'd be surprised at how many dates I've had that have started (or ended) just like that.

    TyrantCow on
  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I contacted a GM about my problem. Worst case scenario it won't take long for people to figure out there's nothing left for them to take except a piddling amount of gold.

    Might not put it past some of the folks on my island to raid me just out of spite though.

    Kingthlayer on
    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    TyrantCow wrote: »
    Legba wrote: »
    TyrantCow wrote: »
    > > this seems a little creepy to me, but ok...

    That made me laugh so hard.

    You'd be surprised at how many dates I've had that have started (or ended) just like that.

    If this is a recurring problem, perhaps you should look look into why.

    Pillaging targets are starting to run dry around where I am. People are building significant fleets. I'm going to have to start swallowing the upkeep costs for sending ships.

    Baidol on
    Steam Overwatch: Baidol#1957
  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    If anyone wants to become rich really fast in this game, the island 32:32 is full of inactive millionaires (4 with 0 military 2 or 3 with a token force) that give out 10k+ gold every hit. I woke up this morning at 200k gold after going to bed at about 60k.

    And RU I can trade you that cyrstal if you still want some. I'm always looking for wine or more marble. Lemme know soon cause I gotta leave for work all day in a little bit.

    Burtletoy on
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    For anyone in the Northern reaches (I'm located at 2x-4x:1x-4x), I have large amounts of wine and sulfur available, and Skarsol has large quantities of crystal. Hit us up in game to arrange trades.

    Darian on
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