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by oldlaptop
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 8670

Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Why send the Androsynth vs the mycon when you had Utwig? Does the balance mod somehow make that not as super-favorable?
I personally would have wanted to reserve it for Gekko's Slylandro; it's one of the few relatively sure probe-killers available.
by oldlaptop
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 8670

Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016

I would just like to say that this was a very successful tournament, in that we had good turnout, few technical issues, and we even found and fixed a bug in the balance mod. The arena has been relatively active in the past few weeks as well, so please feel free to drop by if you'd like to try out a ...
by oldlaptop
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you eating?
Replies: 280
Views: 75021

Re: What are you eating?

http://www.plantmonster.net/~oldlaptop/images/syrup.jpg Fresh maple syrup! I have no sugar maple trees, but as it turns out the boring soft maples that grow like weeds around here do just as well. It comes out with a really strong vanilla flavor I've never noticed in commercial maple syrup, quite n...
by oldlaptop
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1274
Views: 112022

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

...along with 20 units of the radioactive element astatine. I've always thought it's just a little bit amusing that you can fly around with tons of astatine (longest-lived isotopes have half-lives on the order of hours...) in your cargo bays. Not only does it not kill your entire crew with radiatio...
by oldlaptop
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: *Heavy Space*
Topic: The Grand Council - Iteration 3
Replies: 193
Views: 22204

Re: The Grand Council - Iteration 3

Presently, the door swings open and the Thraddash delegate walks back in; it seems much healthier, but it simply reeks of cigar smoke. Perhaps it was making up for lost time. A recently-extinguished cigar butt still protrudes from its mouth as well, which can't be improving the general odor. Having ...
by oldlaptop
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: *Heavy Space*
Topic: The Grand Council - Iteration 3
Replies: 193
Views: 22204

Re: The Grand Council - Iteration 3

The Thraddash ambassador seems to have stopped paying attention to most of the council, either because it senses the impasse matters have reached, or possibly because it's just too preoccupied with its condition. It seems to notice the Supox delegate, however, and turns and speaks: "My leaders are i...
by oldlaptop
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: *Heavy Space*
Topic: The Grand Council - Iteration 3
Replies: 193
Views: 22204

Re: The Grand Council - Iteration 3

The Thraddash delegate seems to be either deeply outraged or highly amused; it's hard to read that face. It turns directly towards the Chmmr delegate and speaks: "HARG HARG HARG! Of course, what was I thinking? Obviously permitting aliens (allied with the HUMANS, no less!) to "guard" our people with...
by oldlaptop
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you heading?
Replies: 596
Views: 118986

Re: Where are you heading?

by oldlaptop
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Does Annoy You The Most In Super Meele?
Replies: 38
Views: 18820

Re: What Does Annoy You The Most In Super Meele?

The AI is stupid. The Supox can attack and reverse simultaneously. Together, this allows you to constantly reverse, firing up your battery, recharging said battery, and so on and so forth. Most of the fire will miss, but occasionally one of the shots will hit one of the ZapSats. Eventually, the Zap...
by oldlaptop
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: *Heavy Space*
Topic: The Grand Council - Iteration 3
Replies: 193
Views: 22204

Re: The Grand Council - Iteration 3

The Thraddash ambassador has been strangely quiet for the past few minutes. It seems to have been half dozing off, barely comprehending what's been happening around it in the council chamber. Suddenly, it seems to jolt awake. It looks ill, as though it has the stomach flu, or perhaps withdrawal symp...