TLR-20070702-6W Rankings

Nice quiet round… couple of returning players have hinted that they’re going to kick butt next round! :D

Oh, and it’s not a mistake, there were no teams at the end of this round?

______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang  Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_
BESTARK                  Gambler's Anonymous[---]   1  CFp   61780626  Umbriel
QUIETLY                  Shhhh!             [---]   2  CFp   54686457  Titania
POKEY                    Try Space Tyrant!  [---]   3  CFp   49811249  Ophelia
FELYZA                   Space Tyrant+3     [---]   4  SCr   34447605  368001s
DRYLAR                   Lieutenant+1       [---]   5  SFr   25822667  272001s
BULL_831                 Commander+4        [---]   6  HFr   25063259       1s
SLOW RIDE                Voyager+9          [---]   7  Fpa   22038719  Miranda
REDWOLF                  Mercenary+1        [---]   8  SLi   19562737  272001s
BLOOD HUNTER             Ensign+8           [---]   9  HFr   12043902  160001s
KORIAND'R                +Tamaranian+       [---]  10  HCr   11618050  112001s

Online graphs problem

Something strange is happening over at ELF… the number of logged in users is jumping all over the place which makes the graphs look very strange.

I’ve done a quick workaround with the graphs, so they look a little saner.

Sane Graph
Sane graph
Crazy Graph
Crazy graph

I’ve sent Dragelet an email about the strange figures, as I think it’s something that should be investigated.

If (and when) the figures come good, I’ll restore the ELF data from a backup, which will remove the bogus data…

Silence of the Trolls

I really have to check my email more often… here’s another message that was blocked by the anti spam plugins.

author: mister e
email: elnimrod AT gmail DOT com
comment: kry is blocking my proxies IPs. i can't post anymore. what does
blocking proxies do for you anyway KRY? is it that important that you have to
spy on who i am and gather information on me? you just have to have that. not
wanting you to spy on me has nothing to do with balls. or does it drive you mad
that you just cant stop me from voicing the facts that contradict this 
propaganda without resorting to this pathetic anti-proxy excuse. you probably
use that and other means to censor all those who aren't in love with you. are
you afraid the truth will get out? i'm not as brainwashed as everyone else is

i'm just hoping i'm on a proxy he hasnt found to block yet. 


Hmm… how should I respond to such well constructed accusations?

1) I’m not blocking any proxies… the anti spam measures I’ve implemented apparently has the ability to block known ‘OPEN’ proxies from being able to submit posts. Excellent! Looks like I’ll have to double the monetary contribution to both of those plugins!
2) I’m not stopping anyone’s voice… I’ve posted up any valid comments I’ve found which have been blocked. The thing is, this will probably be the last time I do this for you, as there’s very little validity to anything you’re posting. If you’re not grown up enough to play by other people’s rules, I suggest you refrain from interacting with those people who do.
3) Nothing you do drives me mad… doesn’t that just piss you off? :D
4) You have yet to provide any substantial facts…
5) Thanks for signing this comment… Now everyone will know who my troll has been.

Ok, now to clarify some of the rules for this site…

I hate spam, so there are anti-spam plugins running… if these plugins happen to block the occasional legitimate comment, that’s unfortunate. If these plugins stop comments from people who insist on using known ‘OPEN’ proxies, tough!

If you’re unable to submit a comment directly to this site, and you’re reluctant to email me directly, leave me a message on the TLF message board, I may (or may not) post it here on your behalf.

If there’s any content on here that you object to, let me know and I’ll consider removing or editing the content. (This does depend on who the Author was)

I’m running this site to help promote the game(s) I like to play. If you don’t like the game, don’t visit this site!

Okay, the troll has now been fed and mocked, let’s all go and have some fun! :D

TLF-20070619 Rankings

Update time.

A couple of items to report:
*Confirmed sightings of returning vets (ILLQO, SHADOW & VENOM)
*One of the score bug infected ships refuses to stay dead, and has been seen jumping from team to team.
*Player Rankings have change just a little bit… 3 extra NET ships are now in the top 10.


______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Team  Rank Ship __Score__ _Region_
RAGEAGAINSTTHEMACHINE     (in hospital)     [NET]   1* Cor 4261589206 1600001s
BIKINI COMMANDO          King of the Breasts[NET]   2* HFr 1487817137  200001s
BLAH                     What - Me Worry?   [TCW]   3* HFr 1445188323  480001s
PRIME MOVER              OPTIMUS            [NET]   4* HFr 1443825885 1560001s
LIQUOR                   Dont even know her![NET]   5* HFr 1440159717  400001s
JUME                     Who May?           [TCW]   6* HFr 1417235355       1s
DRAGELET                 Fake Retired Too   [TCW]   7* HFr 1410229225  880001s
TAR                      Nicotine           [TCW]   8* HFr 1370258303  480001s
DOCTORZ                  Retired +1         [DOC]   9* HFr 1361702801  400001s
AXE1                     +9/11 Memorial+    [NET]  10* HFr 1340801090  760001s

______________Team_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
Netrek                                    [NET]      1      40921144
Blood Money                               [B.M]      2      40753404
The Void's Devourers                      [TVD]      3      35237446
Mercantile Partners Empire                [MPE]      4      33421115
The Commonwealth                          [TCW]      5      33349931

The shame list

Sorry, can’t help myself today…

Here’s an extract of the Underground News…
25 ships logging in & out… in the space of 16 minutes… 3 teams involved & 4 indies…
One of them is from the infamous BOMBO list…

No finger pointing today, I’ll let people come to their own conclusions.

However, I think Anvil being in the UN was just bad timing…

Continue reading

TLF-20070521 Rankings

The scores have changed a bit in the last 3 weeks…

Drag’s attack was of course mainly focused on Team KRY (no surprises there), so of course my meagre little team suffered a drastic team score drop.

Good news: It looks like Drag has officially retired.
Bad news: A recently discovered scoring bug has left one of his ships with an almost impossible score to beat.
Good news: Drag is gone
Bad news: KC has taken over the vast TCW empire…
Good news: KC will of course obey the ship limit and only run 16 ships (Yeah right!) Drag has retired!
Bad news: Mir = DBD (unconfirmed and unfounded Sorry Mir, couldn’t help myself!)
Good news: Thousands of farm planets have been uncovered! and Drag has retired!


Did I mention Drag has retired?

______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Team  Rank Ship __Score__ _Region_
RAGEAGAINSTTHEMACHINE    +Overlord+         [NET]   1* Cor 4151305190  200001s
DARKFURY                  (in hospital)     [MPE]   2* SFr 4068435063 1120001s
BLAH                     What - Me Worry?   [TCW]   3* HFr 1445188323  480001s
LIQUOR                   Dont even know her![NET]   4* HFr 1435834497  400001s
JUME                     Who May?           [TCW]   5* HFr 1417235355       1s
DRAGELET                 Fake Retired Too   [TCW]   6* HFr 1410229225  880001s
TAR                      Nicotine           [TCW]   7* HFr 1370258303  480001s
DOCTORZ                  Retired +1         [DOC]   8* HFr 1361500850 1760001s
BIKINI COMMANDO          King of the Breasts[NET]   9* HLi 1355679295  200001s
WHITE WIZARD             Emperor+7          [WWS]  10* HFr 1329048650  880001s

______________Team_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
Blood Money                               [B.M]      1      40298317
The Commonwealth                          [TCW]      2      35873486
The Void's Devourers                      [TVD]      3      35237686
Netrek                                    [NET]      4      27596605
The Varangian Guard                       [TVG]      5      27131920

TLR-20070521-6W Rankings

Newsflash, new player wins round at TLR!

Bot Collector must have dozed off this round :P

______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang  Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_
FELYZA                   Commodore+7        [---]   1  SDe   41510934  384001s
BESTARK                  +Czar+             [---]   2  CFp   35233785   Nereid
POKEY                    Try Space Tyrant ;)[---]   3  CFp   35124343   Nereid
THE BOT COLLECTOR        I want my client ;([TF3]   4  SFr   30962503  320001s
UBERTRADER               +Czar+             [TF3]   5  SFr   30498489   32001s
SHADOWS                  Minor Tyrant+3     [---]   6  HLi   25313590  336001s
MARCO_JEEZ               Back in black!     [ROA]   7  HLi   21874856  384001s
RAVEN                    The Morrigan       [---]   8  CFp   21113864   Nereid
MR. JERK                 +Czar+             [ROA]   9  HLi   20319301  176001s
CHAMPION WOMBAT          +Czar+             [TF3]  10  CGa   18658911  Miranda

______________Gang_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
The Fabulous Fig Fighters                 [TF3]      1         97021
Return of the Ancients                    [ROA]      2         75897

TLF’s future?

A new bug has appeared in TLF, which under certain conditions causes a scoring glitch. The end result is that a ship’s score can jump dramatically upwards.

The last time a bug like this was exploited, ST intervened and disabled ships who had been profiteering from the exploit… however I have a few other suggestions.

  1. Reset TLF – New ships for everyone
    Pro – Evens the playing field, and won’t scare off new players
    Con – TLF code is no longer maintained by Ray, bugs & exploits would still exist
  2. Retire TLF – Switch it off, players can go to ELF or TLR
    Pro – No more bugs & exploits.
    Con – No more endless game, forces Resort format onto players
  3. Replace TLF – Start a new endless game using the TLR server (without resorts)
    Pro – TLR code IS maintained, known bugs & exploits have been fixed
    Con – TLR settings aren’t as compatible (but could be fixed)
    Finally, a decent idea for a poll!

    My vote is going to be to replace TLF… everybody would get to start fresh, new allies, new enemies, fewer bugs!

    If we do this right, we might attract some new players, and maybe even get some vets back!

    What should happen to TLF?
    View Results

    It’s also time to face a basic truth about TLF…
    Practically everyone is cheating in one form or another

    Here’s how people are cheating (and some of the justifications)
    Players running other players ships. (They retired | I’m only bunkering fuel for my teammates | extortion | password stealing | password sharing | team ships)
    Running over the ship limit. (Everyone else does it | I want more than 16 ships)

    I’m guilty of both…
    - the ROBOTTT ships were supplied to me, Q was recruiting me and didn’t want to wait for me to try and get another 9 ships through EU.
    - I have two scout ships, that takes me over the limit.

Let’s get this party started!

It’s finally happened!!
Dragelet promised to go out with a bang, and he’s made a reasonable start.

His target, of course, was team KRY once again…

Message: 11747  Wed May 16 07:23:54 2007  (Public)
To:      ALL                     
From:    TAR                     
Subject: farm land                                                       

for anyone who can use it, there's 1000 sectors of uncovered fram land 
open at 1673001-1674000. 

I’d like to point out, that Dragelet has once again posted misleading information…

he didn’t uncover 1000 sectors of fram land…

It was actually only 923 sectors of farm land.

In his rush, he somehow managed to miss 23 of my defensive starbases. Maybe he ran out of time, out of fuel, or out of figs?
I’ve quickly rushed out and downgraded those 23 starbases. I don’t really want to stir up anymore trouble by leaving remnants of Dragelets incompetance in plain sight! :P

As for the uncovered farm land, I have reclaimed some of the planets and ports, but I’ve decided that most of it can now be considered public property… first in, best dressed!

Now for the really interesting stuff… the war report!

Team KRY Losses
510 #9  Defensive Starbases    979200000 Reputation Points
413 #10 Defensive Starbases   1585920000 Reputation Points
923     Starbases             2565120000 Reputation Points


Team TCW Losses
510 12800 Figs  6528000 Figs  2611200000 Reputation Points
413 25600 Figs 10572800 Figs  4229120000 Reputation Points
923            17100800 Figs  6840320000 Reputation Points

The next page has the event logs from the raid…

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