Long before the current crop of clients in SST, there was automation in one form or another. It was just kept secret from most of the players and used just by the elite to rule the game. Many of the features now available in the game were introduced by Ray to help balance the game, things like the macro, the auto-scoop and the scout launcher. And later on, spurred even further automation. As more graphical based games started flooding the internet, the client port was added and the graphic client was born and evolved into what some people know as the Kirellii client. And which is probably the source for most of the current clients and bots being used these days.
With all the action going on in TLF (and nothing to do during science class) I decided to scratch up a spectrum. I put it in word, took a photo of it and here it is. Please don’t be offended if I got it wrong. Nobody on the list is inherently evil. This is all from the way I know. There are some people on it I’ve barely talked to. I didn’t know what to call the split of people into following Kry or follow Drag, so I called it Kryist and Dragist. Please leave some feedback!
Many players may have seen messages in TLF claiming that ships used in an attack had their passwords hacked and ships were stolen. What they may not know, is it’s highly unlikely to have actually happened. Anyone who has downloaded the tarballs for SST or TLR will soon realize that the passwords are not hackable, as they use a one-way cipher that’s not only based on the name of the ship, but also on it’s position in the user database.
This last round was ended abruptly by Ray due to a major glitch I found. With 3+ Scanners, you scan ships, which takes up fuel. It is possible to get negative fuel. Then after waiting 1 minute, you get 50,400,000 grams of fuel, or half a games worth. Repeat as desired.
You get the picture. This led to some major scores. Here’s the results (My ship, spiral, would be up near Bestark’s [test] but he killed it twice, and due to another glitch, test’s score appears to be negative, also, for some reason, pathological is ranked at 450, which is very odd because his score was around 11,000,000 before I destroyed it, such a large drop)
Rank ________Player Name________ Team_ Ship_ ___Score___ _____Galaxy_____ _Tag_ 1 test [Q&A] Huntr -2123412843 Algol 77 2 spiral [ACE] L.Cru 385963889 ~ship destroyed~ 309 3 Fleet Tender [WDM] L.Cru 327568354 ~ship destroyed~ 433 4 bloodquest [ACE] Freig 27626634 Sabik 184 5 Ghost [GST] L.Cru 4531355 ~ship destroyed~ 392 6 Bestark [Q&A] L.Cru 3033705 Algol 2 7 mirari [ACE] L.Cru 2852344 ~ship destroyed~ 157 8 Phantom [GST] L.Cru 2101810 ~ship destroyed~ 419 9 Jackpot!! [ACE] L.Cru 2073563 ~ship destroyed~ 439 10 Target Drone [~~~] L.Cru 1154822 ~ship destroyed~ 10 11 blackjack [ACE] L.Cru 1127105 ~ship destroyed~ 437 12 shadows [ACE] L.Cru 1101706 ~ship destroyed~ 417 13 Star Trader [~~~] L.Cru 1064951 ~ship destroyed~ 1 14 Star Ranger [WDM] L.Cru 924747 ~ship destroyed~ 33 15 Shadows of the Past [ACE] L.Cru 693380 ~ship destroyed~ 436 16 reflections [ACE] L.Cru 667289 ~ship destroyed~ 408 17 kirshaw [~~~] L.Cru 511555 ~ship destroyed~ 378 18 ace of spades [ACE] L.Cru 437205 ~ship destroyed~ 438 19 unsigned int [~~~] L.Cru 404070 ~ship destroyed~ 447 20 SSSS [~~~] L.Cru 379337 ~ship destroyed~ 449 21 sssss [~~~] L.Cru 379287 ~ship destroyed~ 448 22 Aji [~~~] L.Cru 309841 ~ship destroyed~ 445 23 hydrogen [~~~] L.Cru 293537 ~ship destroyed~ 444 24 papercut [GST] L.Cru 256037 ~ship destroyed~ 422 25 conquest [ACE] L.Cru 212822 ~ship destroyed~ 159 26 jimun [~~~] L.Cru 162855 ~ship destroyed~ 443 27 Talon_Jasra [~~~] L.Cru 148305 ~ship destroyed~ 8 28 praveena [~~~] L.Cru 120305 ~ship destroyed~ 442 29 pravi [~~~] L.Cru 120105 ~ship destroyed~ 441 30 mark420 [~~~] L.Cru 85905 ~ship destroyed~ 440 31 carter [~~~] L.Cru 73205 ~ship destroyed~ 446 32 aasd [~~~] L.Cru 73205 ~ship destroyed~ 450 450 pathological [GST] L.Cru 27021 ~ship destroyed~ 393
I destroyed every single ship except my own, which is probably why bestark came after me
Next round Ray is promising changes. The bug will be fixed and another glitch causing people to run out of time will be fixed. The biggest change will be that wormholes will interlink the outer galaxies with others of their kind (bar, irregular, cluster, etc.)
*lets out a little ‘woohoo’ for getting the format right for scores
This site has been spammed… I’ve deleted all of the spam comments… if you’re after cheap flights I suggest you go elsewhere!
I’ve got a couple of choices to prevent/reduce the comment spam.
- Make all commenters register – Registration is currently optional, I’d like to leave it that way.
- Moderate comments – Just great… no comments allowed unless I individually approve them!
- Install spam filters – An automated approach… but it may prevent legitimate posts.
The third option is actually the simplest one to implement, there’s quite a few plugins for WordPress designed specifically to reduce spam.
If you have trouble leaving a comment, email me or leave me a message on TLF.
A new space tyrant game has started. Unfortunatly, you can’t view the previous game’s results. For the most part, the order was (by player name, not ship name)
Bestark, Mirari, Ray, M.O.G, Star Ranger
I’m looking forward to seeing more people in this next round. Look out for my ships: Conquest, Mirari, Bloodquest, Spiral (cheating ship), Reflections, Shadows, Shadows of the Past, Blackjack, Ace of Spades and Jackpot!! on team [ACE] Starship Trader’s Casino (my unnoficial title while under g’s wing)
Not sure if I should do this again… last time I posted the rankings I obviously upset some people who felt it was necessary to knock my ships out of the top 20
It’ll be interesting to see what the rankings will be like at the end of the month when Dragelet has his ‘retirement party’. I’ve been hearing a lot of different rumours on what retirement actually means, and I’m sure it’s purely coincidental that non-TCW teams and indies have ensured that TCW ships are on top for this historical event!
______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Team Rank Ship __Score__ _Region_ DRAGELET Fake Retired Too [TCW] 1* HFr 1463201791 960001s JUME Who May? [TCW] 2* HFr 1460073860 1s LIQUOR Dont even know her![TCW] 3* HFr 1448119303 400001s TAR Nicotine [TCW] 4* HFr 1423117372 480001s BLAH What - Me Worry? [TCW] 5* HFr 1422608097 1480001s RAGEAGAINSTTHEMACHINE -THE ALMIGHTY LIQ- [TCW] 6* HFr 1370849629 400001s DOCTORZ Retired +1 [DOC] 7* HFr 1361504850 1760001s BIKINI COMMANDO King of the Breasts[WWS] 8* HLi 1340839521 200001s POUND OF FLESH Where's my [TCW] 9* HFr 1330809426 480001s WHITE WIZARD Emperor+7 [WWS] 10* HFr 1329048650 880001s
______________Team_Name________________ Abbrev. Rank Score (1000s) The Commonwealth [TCW] 1 49017903 Blood Money [B.M] 2 37900439 The Void's Devourers [TVD] 3 35253527 The Varangian Guard [TVG] 4 27131929 Freedom [KRY] 5 20591521
Here’s the results from the latest round of TLR.
Ubertrader (BC) has finished in the top spot… Bestark a close second!
Good news, the number of registered ships has gone up this round!
______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_ UBERTRADER Try Space Tyrant! [TF3] 1 JFp 52225825 Larissa BESTARK Space Tyrant Rocks![---] 2 CFp 52014931 Tethys COOKIE_MONSTER5 +Czar+ [_A_] 3 JPr 34088498 Io COOKIE-MONSTER5 Space Tyrant+5 [_A_] 4 SLi 33077215 16001s COOKIE+MONSTER5 Warlord+4 [_A_] 5 Lin 31751061 112001s MEMBERID Tactician+9 [BIC] 6 HLi 31184281 288001s COOKIE MONSTER5 Admiral+9 [_A_] 7 HLi 26854696 32001s MOOTPOINT Nomad+7 [---] 8 JPr 21376120 Io RAGNAR Ranger+9 [---] 9 Fre 18165990 320001s CRUSOE Nomad+8 [---] 10 Fpa 13179555 Io
And here’s the Team rankings from this round
______________Gang_Name________________ Abbrev. Rank Score (1000s) The A Team [_A_] 1 125770 The Fabulous Fig Fighters [TF3] 2 52225 wow, fenris, horde [BIC] 3 31184
For the full listings click here
Looks like tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me!
Debian has FINALLY released their latest version… which means it’s time for me to upgrade, and that means that this blog will most likely be up and down numerous times during the day.
Short list of what I have to get done…
Backup my main Linux server and the two Xen virtual hosts.
Backup the blog
Upgrade the main Linux server to Debian 4.0 (Etch). I’m not sure how this will affect the Xen hosts
Upgrade the Xen virtual hosts.
Cross fingers and pray that everything still works!
Depending on how long this all takes, I may finally get around to replacing my current Linux firewall as well… and maybe add the gravatar support to the blog as well…
I have come up with roughly the most active ships. This is not based on how often one logs in, but rather, what one does when logged in. (Just sitting in bunker and talking, like me, is not active)
Bestark … [B.M;MPE]
Canopus … [B.M]
Dragglett … [TCW]
Mirari … [MSS;SOP]
Vanguard … [VAN]
Wizard … [WWS]
Killer Cool … [NET]
Talon Jarsa … [MSS]
Krazy … [KRY]
Duks … [MSS]
Doc … [DOC]
Goat Face Killer (GFK) … [MSS;VRS]
Nimrod … [MSS]
Sniffer … [NET]
Bassbusta … [SOP]
Noise … [ISC]
Sick Society … [SS!]
Cookie-Monster 5 … [_A_]
Ubertrader … [TF3]
Mootpoint … [---]
Bestark … [---]
Direbmem … [BIC]
The Green Lantern … [UND]
note: not to my knowledge the AMC one, rather Underdog, on team MSS
Wrestlemania … [TGK]
Mirari … [_._]
note: tried to get it to look like something (hehe)
Chronoflux … [LIM]
The Masked Trader … [---]
Bestark … [---;MKS]
Ghost … [mog]
Mirari … [MSS]
Markus … [MKS]
Ray … [ST!]
If you have any updates, or I forgot you, post a comment and I’ll edit the list.