Arctic Blast II
"The Wrath of Blast!"
|Start Date:||June 12, 1995|
|End Date:||September 30, 1995 (65 days, game had extended downtime. See mid-game updates.)|
|Code used:||Chainsaw 3.31|
June 1, 1995
Arctic Blast II
Yes I realize that summer is beating on the door,and Arctic Blast isn't
exactly an accurate name, but with the tourney headed to the end, I expect
there are some people out there wanting a game to play this summer.
And this is one...
Here is the nitty gritty.
There are nine continents, with three players on each divided initially by
diety sectors with 1 mil in each, plus a severe lack of mobilty in your
units (To discourage the gimme,gimme type at the beginning!)
The continents are 180 sectors each, lots of smaller islands. Resources
are fair to good. And, of course....FAST WAR!
BSD Empire 1.1 patch level 5 (KSU distribution 1.04, Chainsaw version 3.31) The following parameters have been set for this game: World size is 128 by 64. There can be up to 32 countries. By default, countries use their own coordinate system. An Empire time unit is 2880 seconds long. Use the 'update' command to find out the time of the next update. The current time is Wed May 31 21:14:42. An update consists of 60 empire time units.
Tech Buildup is limited to logarithmic growth (base 2.05) after 1.00.In order to build a nuke, you need 0.50 times the tech level in research
Options enabled in this game: ALLYHARBOR, SHOWPLANE, DROPANY, REJECTS, BMAP, AUTONAV, SCUTTLE, CONVASAT, ABM, GRIND, PINPOINTMISSILE, SAIL, NUKEFAILDETONATE, SHIPNAMES, NONUKESUB, RANGEEDIT, MISSDEF, SHIPSAM, BIND, DEMANDUPDATE, UPDATESCHEDULING, MERC, TACARGO, NOGODS, EASY_BRIDGES, SUPER_BARS, BETTERARMOR, ALL_BLEED, DRNUKE, GODNAMES, NOMOBCOST, REALM_IN_NAT, SHIPTORP, TRADESHIPS, SWEEP_PLANES, MINE_PLANES, ASW_PLANES, HARBOR_POLICE, WING_LOAD, ALLYUPGRADE, ALLYHARBORWORK, RETREAT, STEALTHV, DAVYJONES, SEMILAND, SHIPCHOPPERS, XLIGHT, FUEL, WIRE, OWNASSAULT, NEW_STARVE, NEW_WORK, CARRIER_WORK, NEWFISH, STOP, RES_POP
Update times: Every other day at 7:00am PDT
Date and time game will open: June 10
Date and time unbroken countries will be replaced: June 11 at 8:00pm PDT
Because if you miss the first update, you'll rapidly run out of land!
Date and time updates will be enabled: June 12 7:00 am PDT
Number of countries hoped for: 27 I'd like a healthy waiting list!!
Sound like fun?
Send me the following:
Your Country Name
Your E-Mail address
Your experience level
Your favorite beer. (This is important)((Well sort of))
Dave (Frankie - Deity Arctic Blast II)
This game suffered an extended period of downtime due to a hacker attack on the machine unrelated to this Empire's game presence. The attack on the machine, at a local ISP, made front page news of the Seattle Times (the local paper). The attack happened sometime on or before July 5th. The Empire server eventually returned to stable status in mid-August, with the first update after the return happening on August 21st. There were no mid-game updates posted to rec.games.empire.
The end has finally come to Arctic Blast II!
The winners....in grand style are Zzang and Blighty!!
This game started with 30 players, 10 continents around 180 sectors
each, three players to a continent. This game saw war right after the
second update, and didn't stop!
As you can see form the power chart below, Zzang and Blighty were
pretty much unstoppable! Not that Oktoberfest didn't want to try! Dora and
Poland seemed destined to duke it out to the end (Unless the Zzang, Blighty
alliance chose to run by!)
The game had only one teensy weensy little problem.....a hacker that
almost wiped out Eskimo. But the players held on and it finished with a
But I will be running another game! Look for the announcement soon!
Blue coloring on countries in the power chart indicates the winners of the game.
- = [ Empire Power Report ] = - as of Sat Sep 30 22:47:33 1995 sects eff civ mil shell gun pet iron dust oil pln ship unit money Zzang 552 93% 371K 16K 12K 934 5.1K 142K 7.4K 16K 179 133 168 56K 42345.29 Blighty 544 92% 432K 9.7K 8.7K 883 6.0K 84K 14K 15K 208 71 115 99K 39113.23 Dora 292 95% 241K 11K 7.7K 722 4.4K 53K 8.2K 3.0K 149 73 64 52K 23013.21 Poland 179 99% 148K 5.1K 5.0K 311 1.7K 47K 3.7K 4.6K 92 39 78 20K 16167.66 Oktoberfe 293 90% 180K 8.5K 3.2K 443 1.8K 66K 8.8K 7.5K 40 40 39 756 12322.35 Orca 14 90% 4.0K 989 78 56 0 0 1 10 0 33 2 29K 401.47 Gothorn 1 33% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43K 95.20 Outoland 10 64% 509 19 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -9.3K 20.92 Myopia 3 35% 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3K 8.04 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- worldwide 1.9K 93% 1.4M 52K 37K 3.4K 19K 393K 42K 46K 670 400 470 140K
No final report