hurrah hurrah way ta go morte thats the spirit im yor number 1 fan can he make it 6-4 will thrashers wining streak neva end has scottie lost his edge?
Indeed - Sadly I dont get any more chances to crush you in vengance for your deep personal slight
Originally Posted by elthrasher
two more games
rome vs Rem018's Germans.
Rem mercylessly took me apart, choped me up and served me for dinner...
He got a walkin on a cap i was heading for as well as a easonable amount of gold. I on the other hand got almost no gold (30g) he then excected the "destroy poor roman with little gold" strategy to perfection.
Second my fench vs his romans
I made lots of legions and got the arab capital - so fundy legions. he took berlin (i think) and made lots of cities and horses. Slowly I rolled his cities and sqeezed out a win.
Let's get our games in.
Here are some times I can be on: (All times Eastern Standard)
Any early morning this week: 5-7am
Thur, Fri this week: 6-10pm
Mostly any time this weekend 7am - 11pm
If you reply to this thread a good time you can be on, I will set it up so I am on that time as well. I will quit any other game to play, just send me an invite.
I'll try to catch you Friday, but failing that how about 11 AM on Saturday? I wouldn't be able to get on before 10 on Thursday.
The best day for is probably Sunday. I might be online Friday after 6 pm EST, but not sure yet.
I'm usually online almost everyday (if you send me a message, I'll read it) from 14.00 to 17.00 (+1gmt), that should be +6 EST
On weekends it's a bit different, depends on the day.
my japanese vs rem0s russians
i move 1 tile and settle by a barb and fish, rem must have wandered further as he walked-in on the zulu, the barb im next 2 gives me a magical galley that finds the romans and i just win the battle with my WA 2 grab 3pop rome and col, i chose 2 tech BW which may not have stood up 2 rems aggresive horseruch and he also manages 2 grab madrid but no nav, long story short i grab ark o covenant also 7cog and angor(after i had like 7 or 8 cities) and switched 2 democracy but the real kicker was getting a great builder for the GWwhich saw me turtle away 2 a heavy knight and cruiser rush.i had all the tools for the win but it was scary for a while ,great challenger rem0 just a bit unlucky or more like im 2 lucky
Nice going Mawpawk - Your game vs Scottie is gonna be a real crunch tie here.
I don't suppose it matters a great deal since you lost this match, but REM018 - I have you down as using Russia vs elthrasher?
Part of Mawpawk's strategy is to misreport his opponent's civ. REM018 did use Russia against me. He probably had another civ vs Mawpawk. Germans don't make mistakes like that!
Originally Posted by JackHall2003
I won against glenneyre using French and Japanese. The second game (with French) was a little short.
Yeah, Morte smoked me. I was Eqypt and Germany if I am not mistaken.
Sorry for the second game early quit. I was on an island with only 20 gold. Made a rush at the Russians to try and make something happen, but lost with my vet WA against a individual Warrior
You should proably play out that sort of game until the other guy proved beyond doubt that he isnt in the same sitation because every now and then you play a game vs some guy and he quits and you end up thinking haha I had nothing!
Originally Posted by glenneyre
Or like the gave vs Chug where I had a horror start, and then he threw all his attack at me - it failed, and he quit.
Anyway, time to unleash that can of whoop ass you have been building up on thrasher and rem0
BTW france is clearly the strongest civ in this tornament and russia is the weakest... or maybe india
maybe skill and luck are mattering more in the modern game than civ bonuses compared to previously.
This time it is not Mawpawk's fault. I apparently confused Russia w/ France in my head when I tried to remember what civs I used against El Thrasher. Must have been due to that comment that he made somewhere else about Germans and French ;-)
Originally Posted by elthrasher
I wanted to use either Russia or France, depending on which one I had left. And rather than checking online, I went with my brain, which apparently is not always a good idea :-/
So you can scratch either Egypt, England, France or Mongols from my list of civs. Punishment would be England, intended civ would have been France.
I had a good start, taking one cap immediatelly and taking Madrid later and getting 100g. Maw did not get 100g until he found 7cities. So until then I was pretty confident. I could expand out of 3 caps and had 2 horse armies to his 2 caps plus 1 or 2 island cities. I wanted Nav to sail around his scouts/chokes, but did not get it from Madrid. When he picked up all the other artifacts and then GB'ed the GW, that really killed my chances. The turn he built the GW, I was going to attack Rome with 2 horse armies and would have likely taken it since the strongest defense in there was a single archer and I had a blitz army. From there he turtled and teched and I tried some hard-core expansion, but he was ready with cruisers before I could put up counter armies at my undefended, remote cities.
Originally Posted by Mawpawk
I managed to kill a ton of his knight armies though with me elite catapults. He was so kind to walk them right into my armies :-) Didnt matter in the end, since he had industrialization, mobility and enough cities to just keep on pumping them out w/ cruiser fleet support.
This is the 2nd game in this bracket where the GW ruined my chances. That wonder is totally underrated.
That's good enough for me.
Originally Posted by REM018
yeah good enough I think.
Originally Posted by JackHall2003
shame shame i know no yor name!
Originally Posted by elthrasher
I stand by my pronouncement. It's a conspiracy!
Originally Posted by Mawpawk
ok used up my favourite civ.
my english blew mawpawks russians off the map.
Lots of luck involved again as with any win I have in this competition.
I got everything worth having on the map and mawpawk got nothing.
If I had got the map that i had the game before vs cheifroca I'd have been dead in the water (medium sized polar island with 1 barb but nowhere to settle near it)
the good news is I am 2-0 against both the other two guys who look like making the finals ! that must be a psychological advantage
your english galley grabbing soc,angor,and 7 cities of gold before 2500bc kinda ruined the game! add to that a silly little resynch that robbed me of goddiehut gold when i was settler walking made it a very uneventful tourney game from my side of the show
yeah I poped a hut and spotted AW. then i popped another and saw SoC. So I went for SoC first because it looked like that would be closer to you. I got a GH and a GA and then headed back for AW. then i wandered around and spotted 7cog. with that combo I decided that expanding out to 40 cities was my plan. So I teched CoL and built almost entirely settlers with all my pleantifl gold including a double dye city, stack settling on top of warriors that were already out.
then poped the GH and Irrigation on the turn you quit while trying to find your cities for the GA flip. Its hard to imagine almost any start standing a chance against that. I was disapointed early on that i didnt get a GS/GB though but as it was I was able to not worry much about what you might be doing.
Yet agan in this tourney I wasn't able (well it was far from optimal) to use my planned strategy becase the map demanded a different one...
maybe (debatably) you should have called for a restart on the goodie hut. that should be an automatic 25g. Sure its not a fatal setback but it's one you shouldnt have...
Last edited by ScottieX; 11-12-2011 at 12:00 PM.
Well Scottie, I think that makes you our first confirmed finalist - Thrasher and Pawk can still both match you for wins, but going down to the 1 v 1 level puts you ahead. Congratulations.
I hope the others are still keen to play out their matches vs thrasher and pawk to decide the other finalist.
Can I unify the PS3 and Xbox titles to become undispted champions league champion?
Its like Lewis vs Hollyfeild!!
Last edited by ScottieX; 11-16-2011 at 10:00 PM.
Reason: No need for modesty -its dangerous
I'm not saying this because I want to change the rules right now, but I feel like it's been a really bad tournament. I can even win all my other games but I can't get more than second place. Even if more than 2 games take more time, 2 games are not enough to decide something. 3 could be much better, since there are much more possibilities to change the result. I think nobody would care, since it's a year title, and even if it could take 1 more month, who would care?
could be interesting, but also incredibly frustrating if someone loses interest and you need to track them down for 50% more games. since the current 10 games aligns with our 10 non-power civs i would propose playing this with 15 civs (all but america). civs would have to be randomly assigned otherwise top players would face a never ending barrage of power civs.
Originally Posted by MorteEterna
we could always do it as a seperate 6 player tourney, and leave the year long title as is.
yea i think considering how long this tourney has taken that the amount and quality of games played in this championship have been rather poor and off balanced , but i guess thats the way the cookie crumbles , but if the general consensus wants a change then im ok with that if they dont im ok with that 2
My only concern is with over complicating things and making these tourneys hard to finish. I think we have experienced this on PS3 and Xbox sides with certain people not wanting to play out their games but being crutial to the outcome, and other players finding it very hard to schedule time with eachother.
even this tourney went quite slow - it took almost a year!
But if that can be resolved I'm happy with whatever.
There may also be rule changes we could use to support a more even start - as long as the rules are fair applied over the whole tournament and everyone is ok with them then thats OK.
It is interesting that post hoc I'm not surprised at all by the result of any division... So somehow it seemed to work out so far.
Last edited by ScottieX; 11-16-2011 at 10:37 PM.
Got the final one in vs morte.
rome vs india
first game Morte had a bad start -an island I presume .. he called it a little late but I had a bit of a think and gave him the restart-easy to do when you are already in the finals i guess..
in the replay it was me on the recieving end of a bad start. I got 0 gold for the whole game.
Morte fond me very early and I had to pt warriors in my cap.
I did hammer a galley and get KT and use that to take tripoli, but i didnt get religion and he was there already with units to spare. We then had a few battles / manouvers where Morte was able to drive me back and retake tripoli due to having more units including a HA care of getting Hbr from a hut.
It was pretty much game over with him holding 4 cities to my one.... but I lost it when i missed a chance to attack his HA and WA together due to stupid auto end turn, and on the next turn I tried my luck an his wa fortified and it beat my blitz KT in a 6 vs 6.
I was trying to stop the end turn but guess I wasnt fast enough or some dumb thing... Not to say that would have won it (even winning that still leaves me 3 cities down as discussed after the game with morte - but I did want to put up a fight worthy of a xbox tourny finalist despite my fairly hopeless start considering my sleepwalking through the previous game with morte....
oh well I was due some bad starts! Hopefully I used them up now!
Last edited by ScottieX; 11-19-2011 at 06:59 PM.
Ok - games that 'need' to be played: -
Mawpawk vs Morte (which in turn may mean the Morte vs REM match is a necessity)
Thrasher vs Glenneyre (x2)
I would still like to get my last 3 games in. Morte and Glenn, what times work for you?
I can be on the next couple of nights 7-10 pm EST.
I am also typically on early in the morning 5-7am.
I will also be around this weekend.
Let me know what time works for you and I will make sure I get on.
I am in Germany, so we have a 6 hour time difference. 7 - 10 pm EST does not work for me and 5-7 am neither, since that is during my work day.
This week Sunday might be our best bet. Maybe after 12 pm EST. But that might interfere with watching the NFL ;-) I will try to be on Sunday as soon as I get back home. Dont know yet when that is going to be.
Glenn, I'll try to catch up with you tonight. If not, I'll be playing on Saturday.
Come on Guys, lets see at least a little more progress here - at least two of you have got to be able to met up this week!
Rem crushed me quickly in our two games.
1st: My French vs his Eqypt in game one. Brainfart on my part gave him the game.
2nd: My Greeks vs his English (I think)
Not much to say about either game. I did not even put up a fight.
Looks like Elthrasher is your last chance to get a point. But it will be a glorious point to defeat one of the mighty Revcast Hosts
Sorry I didn't make it on over the weekend. It wasn't really a weekend for me as I pretty much worked the whole time. I'll make a point to be around this week, giving up sleep if need be.
Come on guys - can we get some action here? it has been 3 weeks since I wraped up all my games.
Glen, Thrasher has made a committment above to make the effort, can you give us some times you will be available?
Morte - I've seen Mawpawk around dring normal NZ times - I suppose you are on early in our morning - can you confirm your current availability?