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Jun 20th 2024, 16:10:23

Thank you folks! Great def allies. xD

I lost 4k acres last set to some guy who hit me and then stopped playing. lol

We'll see if this set is a cleaner one!

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Jun 10th 2024, 15:39:31

Thanks folks!

Also, it's been a while since we've seen a set with 3 countries over 60m nw, and a top 5 cut-off of 50m nw!

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Jun 4th 2024, 20:59:55

If you are who I think you are, then you have made a bunch of fairly sketchy GDI breaks!

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Jun 3rd 2024, 16:22:55

Did you account for government bonus (including your own, if you're rep), and/or defensive allies?

PS is 1.5x. Defensive allies can double up their defence, so you'd be very very short if you think PS means you don't need to spy on allies.

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Jun 3rd 2024, 0:13:35

There were 101 countries in the Express server.

Rank Country Land Networth Special
1 sell cheap tech please (#51) Game profile 47,458 $77,273,551 HG
2 d i p l o m a c y (#90) Game profile 43,593 $58,453,275 HG
3 dwarf pygmy goby (#75) Game profile 34,316 $46,085,123 HG
4 General Havoc (#8) Game profile 27,349 $38,749,563 HG
5 Stacy Keibler Leg Drop KO (#4) Game profile 53,389 $37,098,345 FG
6 UgolinoII (#11) Game profile 15,523 $36,643,022 DG
7 Coke Zero (#7) Game profile 32,547 $36,182,077 RG
8 IAMTHESTORM (#24) Game profile 34,199 $33,819,663 HG
9 wop wop wop wop wop (#47) Game profile 30,652 $29,627,702 CG
10 Thunderstruck (#33) Game profile 16,674 $28,951,551 HG

Congrats Slag, casher record for Express server!

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May 27th 2024, 10:04:36

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May 20th 2024, 23:09:42

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May 14th 2024, 4:05:33

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May 13th 2024, 0:04:15

There are currently 98 countries in the Express server.

Rank Country Land Networth Special
1 wear your ear protection (#39) 75,184 $89,624,196 CG
2 Lucifer Morningstar (#13) 45,431 $67,513,714 HG
3 Poopypants (#96) 33,650 $46,865,679 HG
4 KievMustFall (#10) 32,166 $38,201,617 TG
5 Shock and Awe (#44) 43,041 $35,600,125 CG
6 Area (#51) 35,492 $33,831,083 HG
7 UgolinoII (#7) 19,229 $32,020,151 DG
8 Late Bloomer (#93) 19,788 $31,899,831 HG
9 LiterarY Master of shanK Zulu (#18) 31,559 $23,561,704 FG
10 Ayatollah Of Rock Rolla (#57) 23,760 $21,230,080 FG

Congrats Slag! Best finish we've seen in a while!

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May 12th 2024, 0:10:14

There were 109 countries in the Primary server.

Rank Country Land Networth Special
1 Donjon dAmbleny (#25) Game profile 62,763 $141,612,485 CG
2 Hell Reaper (#6) Game profile 40,893 $102,641,373 RG
3 This Thing of Mine (#11) Game profile 40,081 $96,802,975 RG
4 Really good Wank ITS HUGE (#35) Game profile 47,610 $93,726,188 RG
5 kammerjaeger (#21) Game profile 20,611 $81,768,110 HG
6 TecKing (#4) Game profile 31,576 $71,133,546 DG
7 Cartel Del Norte Sicarios (#2) Game profile 39,292 $70,873,415 DG
8 DeLpHiNuS (#33) Game profile 32,240 $60,300,000 RG
9 tippy toe on a tight rope (#10) Game profile 33,392 $58,645,669 DG
10 I R WoG SuperFly n I Retal (#1) Game profile 35,375 $53,722,441 DG

Congrats LB on a dominant set! Well done rest of the top 10!

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May 6th 2024, 5:26:53

Thanks! Which country is yours, Tert? Did you change your country name, Andrew?
Msg me if you don't wanna say it here - been using the same country name the entire time.

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May 6th 2024, 5:25:58

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May 4th 2024, 8:04:54

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Apr 22nd 2024, 16:44:20

The best part in this is after 20 years, we've found a way to create demand for med tech. lol

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Apr 22nd 2024, 16:37:22

Originally posted by VicRattlehead:


You had a great finish nevertheless, nice job. :)


Thanks! Could be much better. Haha 5m turrets was not enough clearly.

Happy to give you some tips/benchmark if you wanna play CI again next set.

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Apr 22nd 2024, 16:36:04

Originally posted by TCO_NBK:
Is working together allowed in Express? I saw it happening for the first time this set....so just wondering if that is allowed at all


Working together isn't allowed - if you see it, use the ingame report and the game mods will take a look for foul play. (:

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Apr 22nd 2024, 13:42:34

Well, I lost 4k acres during my 24hr logout. xD

Good job on finishing your first set back!

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Apr 20th 2024, 21:28:45

Me too!

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Apr 20th 2024, 18:35:41

Not just about the price but more about the volume.. you'll see that the casher techs are still empty on tourney market now.

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Apr 20th 2024, 17:53:10

Originally posted by VicRattlehead:

Hard disagree on tourney, I can't sell fluff there


You're likely teching the wrong tech lol for a week now, I'm logging into empty bus/res/mil. Been storing turns cos I can't play them...

This is precisely the problem of no bots. In tourney given the low turn number and the slow pace, at least there's still workable liquidity to specialize. If the market is always empty, then you'd gotta be a rainbow. That'll be an entirely different game (for most of us except Ratski). xD

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Apr 20th 2024, 15:22:39

I think the bots definitely help keep players. At least in Express, liquidity in the public market is provided by the bots, without which the market would be empty all the time just because of the sheer number of turns people consume.

...juxtaposed with tourney, where it's 30 countries using only 50 turns a day - even then, we get empty public markets on many days...

And actually before the latest Express bots (been around a few years now), the only playable strat is techer. After the bot change, all strats became viable, though it is still easiest to win as a fasc farmer or commie indy.

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Apr 18th 2024, 18:34:15

Server's a great idea overall! Brand new rules means needing to think about strategy again - this reminds me of the last time you made changes to Express, and many came back to try to figure out what the best strategy is for winning. These things bring life back to Earth!

At first glance, it seems these new rules are all about the economic value of the land gain (production over remaining turns in the set), vs the cost of acquiring the land (military losses primarily).

Originally posted by Slagpit:

* Only SS and PS attacks are permitted.
* A country can only PS up to twice every calendar day. A country can still do SS attacks if it has done its daily PSes. It works in the same way as the spy op refresh system.
* Base attacking military losses for SS are 99% except for the Dictatorship government which has 50%.
* The maximum standard benefit of medical tech is 50%.
* Medical tech reduces military losses from attacking.


What's the military loss for PS?

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Apr 18th 2024, 18:11:36

While I agree, it's also easy for someone to just get 5-10m jets and keep SSing you non-stop baiting you into a pointless "war".

(And yes, you can retaliate against an all-jetter by farming the country to nothing, but then it'll quickly devolve into a... pointless war. lol)

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Apr 18th 2024, 18:04:40

Originally posted by NitelL:
Haha well in Express, with 360(360), any country can hit or kill any other country.


If you want to finish well, then grabbing humans and breaking GDI is likely not the way to go.

If you just want to wreck sets, may I recommend the Alliance/Team server? xD

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Apr 18th 2024, 17:41:10

Not at all - the bots being in crazy DR is because a bunch of the human players keep grabbing the bots into deep DR when it's actually better to explore. There's nothing one can do about it unfortunately, and this has been the reason why it's been very difficult to push the high nw finishes of before because it is impossible to grab land when every bot has been hit 10+ times in the past 8 hours. xD

That said, there usually are some bots that have low DR. Use https://eestats.lafamiglia-ee.eu/express to find them. The DR counter isn't accurate to this server, where half life is shorter at 8 hours, though directionally helpful.

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Apr 18th 2024, 16:10:42

Haha well in Express, with 360(360), any country can hit or kill any other country. It's not particularly competitive on the war front, it's more like whoever has the turns saved up and hits first will just KR the other bloke.

You can however get very ridiculous netgaining finishes because the bots are well-tuned here to be smarter than your average player, and so they utilize the market as such (creating a more active market). LOL You can see just barely 10 humans finish above bots every set on Express...

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Apr 18th 2024, 15:11:45

I don't see any large human commies - you might have built all your BPT too early!

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Apr 18th 2024, 14:01:46

As a commie indy in Express, you'd probably wanna grab to between 50-70k acres by turn 1500, with 100-120 bpt.

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Apr 15th 2024, 21:34:42

bing!

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Apr 8th 2024, 1:04:25

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Apr 5th 2024, 17:04:53

Makes sense - these are great changes!

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Apr 4th 2024, 18:51:58

I like the proposed behavior!

1 thing worth discussing wrt to the current state of Express at least:
3) Retals + prefers to attack countries with the most land on the scores page
4) Retals + prefers to attack countries with the lowest NW/acre on the scores page

In Express right now, the country with the most land also tends to be the lowest nw/acre; this happens as a few countries break away with 30-60k acres from day 3 onwards whilst the rest stay small.

Does this mean if we get a lot of random rolls of 3/4 on the bots, then we should expect a whole load of bots just trying to hit the top land person?

It's interesting behavior for sure, though I wonder if it means that even if you keep high defence alongside 2 good def allies, you could get 20-30 bots just SSing you and failing, but reducing your military. lol

(I'm also assuming with these proposed changes, that we can increase the number of bots as well.)

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Apr 1st 2024, 20:29:30

Looks like no one gonna get their retals/acres back then.

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Apr 1st 2024, 0:56:35

So is anyone gonna claim the winning country - Tert is that you? Haha

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Apr 1st 2024, 0:12:11

There were 20 countries in game A the Tournament server.

Rank Country Land Networth Special
1 Happiest Time of the Year (#21) 21,724 $37,963,472 CG
2 Swamp Guardians (#19) 43 $36,597,832 HG
3 p h i l t r e (#11) 16,299 $32,565,124 HG
4 Skol (#8) 17,722 $31,287,023 RG
5 Justin Bieber (#5) 17,089 $29,739,268 CG
6 Ok (#1) 12,346 $27,877,716 HG
7 Land of Little People (#2) 7400 $26,524,606 DG
8 Mellor (#10) 18,459 $25,697,568 RG
9 DogDiedtimeforaGerbil (#6) 13,757 $19,794,188 RG
10 PUD (#20) 15,510 $16,069,635 RG

Congrats to the winner! Well played grabbing all that land and keeping it.
And great finish from Andrew on that all-x farmer! (I believe it was all-x?)

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Mar 27th 2024, 16:25:07

I'm guessing the idea would be to make it an equivalent risk to hit a bot or a player, so essentially making the game feel like a 500 "player" game again, instead of 20 humans and 60 bots.

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Mar 25th 2024, 17:44:35

There are at least 2 countries who have farmed players (or multiple of them) who are known to destroy countries for most part. lol

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Mar 25th 2024, 13:45:36

Got a feeling some country is gonna die before anyone gets to take retals. lol

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Mar 18th 2024, 14:42:24

It no longer exists like in E2025, however, if you do go over 2b cash, then it decays owing to "corruption" which is a "new" concept introduced in EE. (It works similarly to food decay.)

Food on hand will still decay, so had to be placed on market.

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Mar 14th 2024, 21:21:54

Originally posted by Slagpit:

I suspect that you'll find the number two priority way more exciting than npc attacks.


Hello Slag! Welcome back!

What're your priorities now?
(I feel like no one asked, or I might've missed the msg.)

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Mar 13th 2024, 17:52:28

Seems like a lot of techers, farmers, and indies, so I'm going casher.

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Mar 12th 2024, 3:31:20

Since I see the farmers and techers in this thread, probably casher or indy for me.

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Mar 12th 2024, 3:28:48

Congrats Andrew! Convincing finish with wide lead!

I thought I could give you a run for your money, but 1) I screwed up my end game, and 2) food crashed so hard so fast. (I got my PM to 36, though this may be the wrong move and I overpaid for tech.)

Also congrats to LB on second, another surprising gap to me!

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Mar 5th 2024, 7:54:40

I see a lot of Rs this set, so these cashers need to be fed!

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Mar 5th 2024, 1:15:18

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Mar 3rd 2024, 4:45:42

It's usually some version of storing max turns, and buying as much tech as you can as early as possible.

The general problem with tourney is the tech market is empty early on, so if you don't be patient and store turns, you'll use a lot of these early turns with no tech. These tech advantages compound throughout the set, i.e. if you have 1% more tech at turn 100, you can buy another 1% more tech at turn 101 with your additional production etc. Also means you have 1% more production over the next 1800 turns, and both of these dynamics add up.

Tech starts are never worth it on tourney afaik - maybe possible if you do a super short one and start grabbing (the latter is also possibly a death sentence on this server haha).

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Feb 26th 2024, 17:40:17

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Feb 21st 2024, 2:04:03

Food price is too low - are most people fasting?

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Feb 21st 2024, 2:00:09

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Feb 16th 2024, 17:55:24

Haha not quite yet - though I've seen that you've edged me out of the all-time top 5! (for top 3 nws, the only leaderboard score that matters)