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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    Today, 00:32
    Macro, Micro & Meta We know what it is but sometimes we don't know where. The simplest form of macro is evident in one of our most prolific...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:23
    If we take the feelings out of the way then it looks reasonable to me. My point is that the aggressive kingdom is going to react however the heck...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:34
    You're fine. Matija just expressing his opinion. I've no problem with mods having bias/opinions. I appreciate your response because it shows you...
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  • Palem's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33
    I closed it because someone reported the thread as being completely derailed. I agreed and since the thread seemed to have been resolved the best...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41
    Agreed with Madchess. Also, the context of who you're debating with matters. Excalibus is debating with the dominant kingdoms advocates and...
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  • Palem's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21
    Man it's just too bad this great discussion about Emeriti had to be cut off. I feel like the conversation was really taking off. Could have been one...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20
    I must say, I like the direction some of the changes are taking the game. I'm not sure players will adapt. Taking out fortified stance and cleric...
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  • Palem's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58
    Palem replied to a thread Congrats to Emeriti in Utopia Talk
    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 22:47
    I'm not having a problem with any of this. You Persain were the aggressor and in doing so risk the reaction. Excalibus acted like an a-hole and...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 19:29
    Actually the correct and honorable manner is for the aggressor to offer the CF. For all who practice this game in some kind of resource...
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  • RattleHead's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 19:25
    RattleHead replied to a thread High nwpa is bad? in Strategy Talk
    Ok, call it what you want, but the effect is the same. High NWPA on a province by province basis is not necessarily bad, it can be a good indication...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 19:18
    StratOcastle replied to a thread Utopia in Utopia Talk
    Some is to migrate toward activity wheelhouse instead of dictates. We have a lot of very old and brittle strategies that just hang around. They were...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 18:10
    StratOcastle replied to a thread Utopia in Utopia Talk
    Quality recruiting and recruits are hard to come by. You have to have the formula to recruit well, meaning you require a good sales pitch: Zauper, an...
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  • RattleHead's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 18:09
    RattleHead replied to a thread High nwpa is bad? in Strategy Talk
    The extreme comparison would be Bocan v Dryad I guess... Lets say Dryad NWPA is ~1.3x that of Bocan... something like ~300 on Dryad and ~230 on...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 17:59
    You'd have to be a beggar to beg. A few of us play the game based in honorable stature, not resource accumulation. In game you can get PKd...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 17:45
    I totally disagree with the notion of not oping or retaliating. Not warring means not going to mechanical war. You offer a CF so they'll move on:...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 17:21
    In practice, Barrier doesn't seem to be as good a choice as the alternatives. We've used the routine Affluent and Expedient in eowcf. Been victims of...
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  • Shrinky's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 16:41
    Can you also list what Rituals and Dragons are active on your KD at this time? Are you guys in war or out of war? Additional information would be...
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  • RattleHead's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 16:07
    RattleHead replied to a thread High nwpa is bad? in Strategy Talk
    To me High NWPA equates more or less to reduced gains. You should pick targets around your acreage, rather than around your NW (because high relative...
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  • Palem's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 15:22
    Palem replied to a thread few questions in Questions & Answers
    ^this Regarding the second one, having two accounts is against the rules. If someone is having issues accessing their account, they should contact...
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  • RattleHead's Avatar
    13-12-2017, 03:51
    RattleHead replied to a thread Bounce or CQ in Strategy Talk
    My understanding is that Conquest has reduced kills for the defender (increased for attacker?)... so it isnt the best for bringing defence down per...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 22:01
    StratOcastle replied to a thread Unabreakbles? in Strategy Talk
    Unbreakable is an all encompassing expression. Meaning you are unbreakable by armies, sabotage and magic. Being highly resistant counts. Functional...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 21:36
    sl0hnd did say "or email to support". @ Verminator: if you weren't asked I'd consider that a good thing. Though ymmv, I'd prefer a passive merge...
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  • Palem's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 18:16
    Under everyone's name is a little triangle with a ! in it. That's a much more effective way to report posts, but thanks for bringing it to my...
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  • RattleHead's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 16:47
    RattleHead replied to a thread Unabreakbles? in Strategy Talk
    You have to kill your War-enemy's offence in order to create UBs who have good TPA & WPA .... Have enough threats to enemy potential 'UBs' that your...
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  • Palem's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 15:27
    Keep it clean guys. No need for insults
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    11-12-2017, 22:02
    Must be the Anti-SWEA Al Gore Rythm. Emeriti displaying quite the Baron Orcwall. I like the way they have those t/ms steering like an artillery...
    51 replies | 2628 view(s)
  • Nim's Avatar
    11-12-2017, 18:43
    13 days until Christmas! By now most should have sent out their presents. If you think your gift might be late, let me know. I'll soothe your...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    11-12-2017, 11:15
    It might be commonplace in the top 30 to diplo through CF, but in the lower tier most CFs, non-CFs and simply ignoring the meter is commonplace. This...
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  • StratOcastle's Avatar
    11-12-2017, 04:23
    Man in Black: Look, are you just fiddling around with me or what? Fezzik: I just want you to feel you're doing well. Their war with Freeakstyle...
    51 replies | 2628 view(s)
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