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was recently updated to WordPress 2.5… but it turns out that quite a few of the plugins I use are either incompatible, outdated or broken, and some are just plain toxic!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

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. 🙂

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

TLR-20071223-13W Rankings

That’s the end of another round. RDC dominated the rankings again, but only due to some players falling victim to real life…

______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang  Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_
GUMBY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   1  CFp  390428238   Europa
BESTARK                  +Czar+             [RDC]   2  CFp  382151043   Europa
POKEY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   3  JFp  367285753   Europa
KRAZY                    +Czar+             [RDC]   4  JFp  344524623    Dione
KRAFTY                   +Czar+             [RDC]   5  JFp  322626438    Dione
KREEPY                   +Czar+             [RDC]   6  JFp  320546921    Dione
KRANKY                   +Czar+             [RDC]   7  JFp  316760675    Dione
STARFURY                 +Czar+             [RDC]   8  CFp  313520898   Europa
SOLDIER                  ~Buffalo~          [SAS]   9  HBa  182348726  480001s
TRINITY                  Tycoon+1           [---]  10  JFp   86946680   Tethys

______________Gang_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
Resort Development Cooperative            [RDC]      1       2757840
Saints And Soldiers                       [SAS]      2        182348
Hell's Satans                             [666]      3        114898

Tactic #1: Know your game server(s)!

Here’s the first post in a (hopefully) ongoing series of hints and tips…

What do you do if the game server doesn’t appear to be working? You try to browse to and your web browser times out or gives you some type of error message.

Unless the server has completely died or the hosting ISP has gone out of business, there’s a good chance it’s only a minor problem with DNS or a rogue process on the server.

That’s where this handy table comes into play… it’s got all the info that a player needs to access the games directly! 😀

Game Server IP Address Http Telnet Client
TLR 80 23 666
TLF 1880 1823 1866
ST N/A 9999 N/A
ELF 1080 23 N/A


Note: The problem this past weekend on only affected the TLR game… TLF & ST were still up and running, you just needed to remember what ports they use!
Note: I’m unable to confirm the ELF information as I still seem to be banned/blocked… 😛

TLR is offline

I guess the title says it all…

I’ve been told an email has been sent to Ray, so I guess we’re playing the waiting game now 🙂

BTW I’ve reset the data for my online graph of TLR to just before the problem occured. The graph showed that over a 2 hour period the number of users gradually reached over 100. Since nobody was actually able to log in the graph isn’t that useful.


Comvatars out, Gravatar in

I’ve finally gotten around to changing the Avatar system for this blog.

The old avatar plugin (Comvatars) was cute, but only had a limited number of images that could be used.

The new avatar plugin uses images from, which allows any image a user may want to be their avatar.

So go visit and sign up for a gravatar.


TLR-20070924-6W Rankings

Another round has passed… no teams this round…

BUT, we’ve been promised a return of the game settings that TLR originally had! 1000+ productivity guaranteed in every resort.

______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Gang  Rank Pack __Score__ _Region_
WYNDROSE                 Explorer+6         [---]   1  JPl   20154184       Io
BULL_831                 Minor Tyrant+4     [---]   2  HFr   14843699  240001s
BATU KHAN                Lord of All Things [---]   3  Fan    7965139       Io
BESTARK                  +Czar+             [---]   4  Spo    6506009  Titania
KRAZY                    +Czar+             [---]   5  Fan    5482269       Io
BABYLON 5                Warlord+0          [---]   6  Fan    5430798       Io
MISDIRECTION             Tourist+0          [---]   7  Fan    5412920       Io
TANADOR                  Tourist+0          [---]   8  Fan    5410756       Io
DAMIAN                   Tourist+0          [---]   9  Fan    5408760       Io
SILVER                   Tourist+0          [---]  10  Fan    5407647       Io

TLF-20070910 Rankings

Update time!!!

Major movements in the ranks as a lot of people take their frustrations out on KC.

Kudos to Duks & the remaining loyal MSS players who have played a major part in the destruction over the last couple of weeks!
And I also have to thank Bestark, for his determination to see so many MPE ships on the first page 😀

More to come, as KC prepares his counter attack… decisions decisions, which ships out of his inherited hundreds will he use?


______Player_Name_______ ____Title+Level____Team  Rank Ship __Score__ _Region_
KREAKY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   1* HFr 1406990616  200001s
KRANKY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   2* HFr 1400981963  720001s
MAGELITE                 +Overlord+         [MPE]   3* HFr 1387263456  480001s
PRIME MOVER              OPTIMUS            [NET]   4* HFr 1384572515 1560001s
KRAZY                    Just a little bit  [MPE]   5* HFr 1369898094  760001s
DOCTORZ                  Retired +1         [DOC]   6* HFr 1362540645  400001s
DOC6                     Not Doc            [DOC]   7* HFr 1352769009   40001s
KRAFTY                   +Overlord+         [MPE]   8* HFr 1344905824  640001s
HUNTRESS                 Emperor+1          [B.M]   9* SFr 1342780662 1160001s
DOC5                     Retired +7         [DOC]  10* HFr 1340297502  640001s

______________Team_Name________________  Abbrev.  Rank   Score (1000s)
Mercantile Partners Empire                [MPE]      1      59327605
Blood Money                               [B.M]      2      48545827
Netrek                                    [NET]      3      42581502
The Void's Devourers                      [TVD]      4      35232907
The Commonwealth                          [TCW]      5      29269891