ELF – Eternal Lifetime Feud?

The ban has now reached the 600 day mark…

It’s quite admirable that Dragelet has stuck to his principles, and continues to deny me access to the only remaining SST server, yet still refuses to divulge the reason for the ban.

But that is where my admiration now ends… I now consider his server an abomination to the memories I had of SST.

SST began as a BBS text game, but you have destroyed it’s heritage by disabling this method of play… and your reason why? It’s the source of all things evil… bots, scripts, clients? Or is it because those were the tools that you used to rape and pillage the original SST game, and you’re worried someone may use your own tactics against your server?

I’ve been wondering why Ray shutdown his server and has been unavailable to explain why… I’m beginning to suspect that he wasย embarrassed that he didn’t do anything to prevent you from ruining the game.

So to wrap it up, if you’re a real die hard SST fan, treasure your memories of SST as there no longer exists any game servers that continues the true spirit of the game, and that the creator of the game would be proud of.

ELF challenge!

It’s now been over 500 days since I was banned from ELF.

But by using my mystical knowledge of proxies I do pop in there on occasions. ๐Ÿ˜›

My interest in all things SST is fading slowly… I’ve found a new online game to play that is consuming a lot of my spare time. The player community is extremely active and the game developer hasn’t abandonded his creations.

But I digress, back to ELF… I noticed a lot of familiar names listed on the history page. Seems a lot of players who disappeared in the last couple of years of TLF have started to reappear. ELF is doing a great job of continuing the SST legacy.

Now for my challenge… or should I say challenges?
There’s less than 3 days to go in the 000 game. I’ve logged my ship in (ANONYMOUS) and have left it parked somewhere.

  • Challenge 1: Find my ship!
  • Challenge 2: Get the kill shot on my ship!
  • The prize? Well… you’ll get exclusive bragging rights that you’ve found and/or killed my ship.



    Yes, the site does look different… I’m going to try out a few different themes until I find one that I like…

    Most themes leave a signature at the bottom of the page, if you see one you like leave a comment… if you hate it leave a comment…

    I may or may not take your comments into consideration ๐Ÿ˜›


    TLF-20080726 Rankings

    The final TLF ranks (ever!)

    I’ve been putting off posting these results… it just doesn’t seem right that a game I’ve invested half a decade into could be so easily erased.

    As this is a special occasion, I’ve decided to show more ships & teams on the summary page than normal…

    Congrats to the dedicated members of team MSS… though it’s a score bug ship, unless Ray comes out of hiding and deems it an invalid score, REEF1 is clearly superior to all of us! ๐Ÿ˜›
    And having a team ranking of #7 is something to be proud of.

    I’m very pleased that 7 of my original ships made it into the top 11 (The Robottt ships were donated to me by Q when I joined DBD) and that team MPE, under the guidance of the resourceful Captain Bestark, maintained our #1 position to the very end.

    To all the people that have ever played TLF…

    Thanks for the memories, it’s been an honor to play with most (some?) of you!

    PS This site will be maintained by me for as long as I can… It’s exact future is still yet to be determined.

    ______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Team  Rank Ship __Score__ _Region_
    REEF1                    Mercenary+2        [MSS]   1* SBa 2987644026  400001s
    KREAKY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   2* HFr 1781102286  200001s
    KRANKY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   3* HFr 1771587739  880001s
    KRAFTY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   4* HFr 1711101499  640001s
    KREEPY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   5* HFr 1695892012 1720001s
    MAGELITE                 +Overlord+         [MPE]   6* HFr 1681876570  480001s
    NX-74205                 U.S.S. Defiant     [B.M]   7* HFr 1651448411 1120001s
    LONE FOX                 A lonely universe? [MPE]   8* HFr 1649467130 1120001s
    KRISPY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   9* HFr 1568534537  200001s
    ROBOTTT8                 +Overlord+         [MPE]  10* HFr 1549356183  280001s
    KRAZY                    +Overlord+         [MPE]  11* HFr 1544997591 1600001s
    RED OCTOBER              THE HUNT FOR       [B.M]  12* HFr 1530980443 1120001s
    GHOSTFURY                iNvISiBle fUrY     [RIP]  13* HFr 1527258855 1120001s
    RIGEL                    Betelgeuse?        [MPE]  14* HFr 1522605193 1120001s
    HODDING CARTER III       +Overlord+         [RIP]  15* HFr 1499827609 1120001s
    NCC 1701E                Make it so #1...   [B.M]  16* HFr 1491679205 1120001s
    FLAMEFURY                Tyrant+0           [RIP]  17* HFr 1490138914 1120001s
    QUALITY                  Quantity?          [B.M]  18* HFr 1489206035 1120001s
    NATIONAL                 Secret?            [MPE]  19* HFr 1489040003 1120001s

    ______________Team_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
    Mercantile Partners Empire                [MPE]      1      69929567
    Netrek                                    [NET]      2      54767045
    The Commonwealth                          [TCW]      3      39655326
    Resting in Pieces                         [RIP]      4      30933828
    The Void's Devourers                      [TVD]      5      26068594
    Blood Money                               [B.M]      6      25936959
    Microsoft Sucks                           [MSS]      7      22869893
    The Varangian Guard                       [TVG]      8      20079614
    Followers Of Bob                          [FOB]      9      18728277
    Doc's Retired Ships                       [DOC]     10      15558841

    End of an era

    That’s it, the IOResort server is no longer responding as of 15:00 AEST (+10:00).

    I grabbed a copy of the rankings about 4 hours ago, which I’ll post later today. If anyone has a newer version let me know.

    Farewell TLF & TLR! It’s been a blast!

    On a related note, Space Tryant has also disappeared.

    TLR-20080622-13W Rankings

    That’s it for another round (and potentially the last full round ever)…

    The newcomers in LOD put up one hell of a struggle this round and made sure that RDC had to work hard for this win!

    The next round has started, the doors are still apparently open, so everyone should get online now! If we’re playing, Ray may feel guilty about pulling the pin. ๐Ÿ˜›

    ______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang  Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_
    BESTARK                  +Czar+             [RDC]   1  CFp  422065143  Siarnaq
    KRAZY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   2  Fpa  418999283     Rhea
    GUMBY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   3  CFp  391783792  Siarnaq
    STARFURY                 +Czar+             [RDC]   4  CFp  381281498  Siarnaq
    TRESCA                   Self-fueled Only!  [LOD]   5  CFp  379478828   Bianca
    SINCRO                   Gatekeeper         [LOD]   6  CFp  371805920   Bianca
    FASHAD                   +Czar+             [LOD]   7  CFp  371599763   Bianca
    TIERCE                   Imperial Guardsman [LOD]   8  CFp  367473397   Bianca
    POKEY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   9  CFp  365430356  Siarnaq
    KRANKY                   +Czar+             [RDC]  10  JFp  357858754     Rhea

    ______________Gang_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
    Resort Development Cooperative            [RDC]      1       2860864
    Lords of Devastation                      [LOD]      2       2045958
    United Earth Federation                   [UEF]      3        146602

    TLF-20080622 Rankings

    I was about to post the latest rankings from TLR and realised that I haven’t done one for TLF for quite a while… and with the looming threat of a sudden shutdown of the IORESORT.COM server, it may very well be the last one I’ll ever post.

    The first two ships here are victims of the score bug… there are only two know ways to fix the score on these ships.
    1 – Leave the ships in the hospital and they’ll disappear from the rankings
    2 – Hunt them down and kill them when they leave the hospital… eventually the score bug will occur again and the score will be reset to zero.

    We’re all living on borrowed time in TLF… this could be the last chance you’ll ever have to extract your revenge, so log in and play… NOW!

    ______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Team  Rank Ship __Score__ _Region_
    RANDOM ENCOUNTER          (in hospital)     [FOB]   1* Cor 4049234368 1120001s
    GOLIATH BATTLE FLEET      (in hospital)     [FOB]   2* Cor 4023541002  480001s
    REEF1                    Mercenary+2        [MSS]   3* HBa 2735804694 1360001s
    KREAKY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   4* HFr 1741081597  200001s
    KRANKY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   5* HFr 1731903668  680001s
    MAGELITE                 +Overlord+         [MPE]   6* HFr 1719588157  480001s
    KRAZY                    Just a little bit  [MPE]   7* HFr 1705143373  760001s
    KRAFTY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   8* HFr 1682787866  280001s
    KREEPY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   9* HFr 1662066639 1720001s
    NX-74205                 U.S.S. Defiant     [B.M]  10* HFr 1597494720 1120001s

    ______________Team_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
    Mercantile Partners Empire                [MPE]      1      81684326
    Netrek                                    [NET]      2      55279651
    Blood Money                               [B.M]      3      45071003
    The Commonwealth                          [TCW]      4      39905546
    The Void's Devourers                      [TVD]      5      32809321

    Omnious announcement!

    The following announcement has appeared on the web login pages on both TLR & TLF

    This game is going down soon!

    (The entire server is going offline shortly)

    I don’t have any other details yet…


    This blog was recently updated to WordPress 2.5… but it turns out that quite a few of the plugins I use are either incompatible, outdated or broken, and some are just plain toxic! ๐Ÿ˜›

    So I’m now reviewing, updating and fixing as much as I can.

    If you experience any problems or notice a problem that I haven’t, send me an email, leave a comment or send me a message on TLF or TLR.

    Polls: No updates or patches since September 2006… also turns out they haven’t been accepting any new votes for a couple of months!
    FIXED The code I added from the BadBehaviour plugin to prevent ballot stuffing by a certain user needed to be updated due to a RBL server returning false positives.

    Downloads: Where do I start… I’ve got the latest version from Oct 2007, the recent addition of some AJAX functionality to the admin pages broke three other plugins (I’ve spent weeks trying to fix the other plugins and only just made the connection)
    REPLACING Found a better plugin that also allows multiple versions of the same file… should be fully cutover to the plugin in a few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Recent Comments: Well, all looks good to the readers, but this plugin is almost 4 years old, and completely breaks the widget system.
    FIXED A bit of code editing fixed the widgets, but I’m thinking I might replace this plugin.


    TLR-20080323-13W Rankings

    Another round has ended, and I’ve just realised this is my first post for 2008!!

    RDC took out all the top spots (again)

    An honourable mention for LOD for their first round as well!

    ______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang  Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_
    POKEY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   1  CFp  424039515    Dione
    BESTARK                  +Czar+             [RDC]   2  CFp  423097654    Dione
    KRAZY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   3  JFp  379412632  Calypso
    GUMBY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   4  CFp  363560733    Dione
    STARFURY                 Voyager+2          [RDC]   5  CFp  344780143    Dione
    KREEPY                   +Czar+             [RDC]   6  JFp  342641347  Calypso
    KRAFTY                   +Czar+             [RDC]   7  JFp  341713959  Calypso
    KRANKY                   +Czar+             [RDC]   8  JFp  312517676  Calypso
    FASHAD                   +Overlord+         [LOD]   9  CFp  255026236  Ophelia
    SINCRO                   +Czar+             [LOD]  10  CFp  245484050  Ophelia

    ______________Gang_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
    Resort Development Cooperative            [RDC]      1       3012679
    Lords of Devastation                      [LOD]      2       1159319
    Resort Farmers Inc.                       [RFI]      3        487139
    When Darkness Falls                       [WDF]      4        216432