6th

Last updated: Wed Apr 27 13:54:01 2005

08-jul-2002 - 03-feb-2003

Players:

6th was a usual Stack speed game (i.e. 3 updates a week), hence the 7 months of game play ;-)
For 6th I copied and adapted a lot of Twisted Mind 2000:


This is the patch

We had to deal with one player bailing out before the first update: Mindcrimity. His sectors were turned into plains, which had no resources and his sanctuaries turned into wasteland.

The enormous impact that civ had on the edu production, made for a quite civ-less game. Only sectors that _really_ needed civs had some in them, but most sectors were kept at a minimum.

Because of RES_POP and the cheap mil, one of the strategically best moves was to build research fast and make sure that some amount of mil always assured an extra dust procuced in every mountain. Getting the mountains was another problem: you needed spuds to attack. No tech/research was possible without controlling mountains, because they were the only place to get dust from.

South_Drovia started the game by adopting a new country name from Drovia, stating that whoever was north of him was to be united again to form a new Drovia. This provocation was never actually followed by the conquest of "North_Drovia".

The first updates every country did it's share of land grabbing while it was available. The first interruption of the peace came from South_Drovia: he attempted a quick land grab on Synchron, but was repelled and punished by Synchron and his ally Euforia. After this there was world peace again.

After a peaceful period, Limbo left the game, leaving his country open for who attacked first. All countries benefited from a piece of Limbo. After this, some kind of a balance of power was restored again.

But this time not for long: Euforia sought out an excuse to attack Coco, the weakest player at that time. Euforia had Coco turn hostile to him by overflying Coco with a recon plane. This was enough to start a war, where Coco was killed in a few updates, with a bit of "help" from Acrys, for whom it was his first game, and from Myst.

After a tech race for a few weeks, Myst intercepted some Euforia transport planes, delivering food to some sectors. This was a reason for Euforia to go hostile on Myst, throwing all unused planes into use to be intercepted by Myst, after which a few nukes were dropped on the right sectors.

Enter the spy sats. Reason enough for Euforia to declare the win. Euforia had acquired huge amounts of cash from Synchron by a voluntary cap sack, so nukes away ! After some protests by Acrys, rewarded with some wasteland, the win declaration was accepted.

Map:

power & repo

power new 
     - = [   Empire Power Report   ] = -
      as of Fri Jan 31 20:37:43 2003

         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit money
  Euforia 310   99%  92K  13K 6.5K 1.8K  21K  29K 1.4K  11K 224    5  149   46K
 29288.83
 Synchron 297   99% 108K  16K  16K 1.8K  15K  46K 3.0K  17K  43    4  159  827K
 29190.08
    Acrys 257   78%  45K 4.9K 643  148  3.0K  43K 2.7K 4.3K  52    8  156  109K
 15060.09
South_Dro 197   94%  57K 6.9K 1.2K 100  4.2K 8.1K 904  2.4K 463   14  161  433K
 14713.70
     Myst 219   84%  41K 7.6K 2.4K 225  2.1K 8.9K 3.9K   1  125    0  127  606K
 13293.55
    Limbo   0    0%   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   34K
   132.14
          ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
worldwide 1.3K  91% 343K  48K  27K 4.1K  46K 134K  12K  34K 910   30  750  2.1M
repo * 
Fri Jan 31 20:37:56 2003
 #    name                tech      research   education   happiness capital
 0     God                0.00       0.00         0.00        0.00     0,0   
 1     Limbo            177.88     132.30         0.00        0.00   -36,16  
 2     Synchron         254.54     224.68        10.55       24.01    21,17  
 3     Coco             146.92     108.30         0.00        0.00    31,-1  
 4     Euforia          357.33     231.40        18.11       29.69    10,0   
 5     Myst             281.91     172.44        11.27        0.09   -28,-12 
 6     South_Drovia     270.19      84.95        16.23       44.61     7,-15 
 7     Acrys            346.41     212.65        18.79        6.24   -26,2   
 9     visitor            0.00       0.00         0.00        0.00     0,0   
 10    MapMaker           0.00       0.00         0.00        0.00     0,0   


marcolz@stack.nl (Marc Olzheim)

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