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Message 2320, 2372d ago.
Experimental game 6 - The Great Beacon Race

The Great Beacon Race circus has settle in this part of the universe. All the top pilots are gathered here for this mega race of the century which is held only once every 20 Earth years.

Four beacon drones are spread throughout the universe and waiting to be shoot to space dust. The pilot that finish first isn't automaticaly the winner. Is that all? No Sir, there is more!

Setup
- Dense astroid map.
- Custom fighters.
- Any equipment is allowed up to 850 points total.
- 4 Drones, one of each race.
- Beacon drones aren't armed (they carry no weapons.)
- Beacon drones will fly each to a position on the map and try to stay there.

Objectives
Round the map by shooting down the drones in numerical order e.g. Unit1 first, then Unit2, Unit3 and as last Unit4. Shooting the wrong unit will disqualify the pilot automatically. At the end of the race the one with the most points wins. A Kill is one point. When 2 or more pilots make the kill then each get 0.5 point. The Great Beacon Race is over when beacon drone 4 is shoot down.

Remarks
The commitee reserves the right to change the rules while the race is taking place.

Good piloting!

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Message 2321, 2371d 23h ago. In reply to message 2320.
This sounds like a fun game. A few questions before I lock in a fighter design:

Is friendly fire (using missiles, grenades, rockets, etc.) allowed?

If not, is it disqualifying if it happens by accident (e.g. hitting a beacon and a fellow racer with the same grenade)?

How sturdy are the beacons (e.g. can I kill one with a single LB at maximum range, or will it take several hits at range 1)?

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Message 2322, 2371d 15h ago. In reply to message 2321.
BlckKnght wrote:
This sounds like a fun game. A few questions before I lock in a fighter design:

Is friendly fire (using missiles, grenades, rockets, etc.) allowed?

If not, is it disqualifying if it happens by accident (e.g. hitting a beacon and a fellow racer with the same grenade)?

How sturdy are the beacons (e.g. can I kill one with a single LB at maximum range, or will it take several hits at range 1)?


quit yer belly-aching and go bust some beacons!

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Message 2323, 2371d 15h ago. In reply to message 2321.
BlckKnght wrote:
Is friendly fire (using missiles, grenades, rockets, etc.) allowed?


Yes, you will be all in the same team so you can't shoot each other with lasers and such. However you can keep your team mates from scoring by sending in a missile.

If not, is it disqualifying if it happens by accident (e.g. hitting a beacon and a fellow racer with the same grenade)?


The only want to be disqualified is hitting the beacons out of order.

How sturdy are the beacons (e.g. can I kill one with a single LB at maximum range, or will it take several hits at range 1)?


Each beacon has a different set of armour and shields and it will take several hits to take them down.

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Message 2324, 2371d 15h ago. In reply to message 2323.
AshayRey wrote:
BlckKnght wrote:
Is friendly fire (using missiles, grenades, rockets, etc.) allowed?


Yes, you will be all in the same team so you can't shoot each other with lasers and such. However you can keep your team mates from scoring by sending in a missile.

If not, is it disqualifying if it happens by accident (e.g. hitting a beacon and a fellow racer with the same grenade)?


The only want to be disqualified is hitting the beacons out of order.

How sturdy are the beacons (e.g. can I kill one with a single LB at maximum range, or will it take several hits at range 1)?


Each beacon has a different set of armour and shields and it will take several hits to take them down.



The Comcons are in!

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Message 2325, 2369d 16h ago. In reply to message 2324.
This sounds very interesting. Warm up your ion drives folks, and may the stars guide the winners hands (or whatever he happens to be sporting on the end of his arms, tenticles, stalks, whathave you).

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Message 2326, 2369d 11h ago. In reply to message 2320.
I will play as if it has not filled up yet.

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Message 2327, 2369d 1h ago. In reply to message 2326.
Zarby wrote:
I will play as if it has not filled up yet.


Hmm, this games shows enough intrest. I might open up a second race

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Message 2328, 2354d ago. In reply to message 2327.
I am in favor to use the total amount of hits each player made during the whole game as end score.
What do you think about that?

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Message 2329, 2351d 23h ago. In reply to message 2328.
The final score is [insert drumroll here]

BlckKnght 2.5 points
Sfatula 1.5 points
Derekticus 0.5 points
Frawol 0.0 points

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Message 2330, 2339d 1h ago. In reply to message 2329.

Winner is BlckKnght with 3 points
Second is Killakief with on point

Statistics
Hull Shield Engine Kill Friendly Turn
BlckKnght 82 42 2 3
370 185 3 1 4
32 2 1 42 + 1T 7
143 72 3 1 10
50 1 14
93 48 2 15
296 148 3 1 16
=== === == = ========
1066 497 15 3 42 + 1T


KillaKief 12 1
163 49 1 1 11
=== === == =
175 49 2 1


Sfatula 71 7 1 Dead 7
=== === == =
71 7 1 0


Zarby 41 21 1
=== === == =
41 21 1 0

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Message 2331, 2337d 1h ago. In reply to message 2330.
Unit4 wrote:

Correction to the last announcement.


Winner is BlckKnght with 2.5 points
Second is Killakief with on point
Zarby with 0.5 points

Statistics
Hull Shield Engine Kill Friendly Turn
BlckKnght 82 42 2 3
370 185 3 1 4
32 2 1 42 + 1T 7
143 72 3 1 10
50 1 14
93 48 2 15
296 148 3 1 16
=== === == = ========
1066 497 15 3 42 + 1T


KillaKief 12 1
163 49 1 1 11
=== === == =
175 49 2 1


Zarby 41 21 1 1 16
=== === == =
41 21 1 1


Sfatula 71 7 1 Dead 7
=== === == =
71 7 1 0

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Message 2332, 2337d 1h ago. In reply to message 2331.
Welcome to the Zeta Phi Race

This sector has some special properties to consider.

- Since it's location is so remote the costs to get there are huge also. This means that there will be only 620 credits budget left for your design.

- The beacons are affected to so they are rather slow. Allow them to take places before the start signal is given. This is usualy just one round.

- I will keep track of all stats as i did in the previous game.

- 1 point for a kill and .05 point for a shared kill. If in the end there is a draw then the total amount of damage dealed will be use to determine ranks.

Have fun
The Great beacon race commitee

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Message 2333, 2301d 22h ago. In reply to message 2332.
The Great Beac Race is finished again, that's good news.
There is also sad news.... While on my way back to the civilized quadrant i got mocked by some space pirats. They trashed everything and smashed the ships computers, including the backups. I was able to get back some of the score of this race but not all. So bare with me and no fancy scoring list this time.
(for the innocents among us i had a corrupt C-drive and the list was also on that drive)

Overal BlckKnght has the most kills and would be winner... However he's death and his remains are never found in the vast regions of intergalactic space. Actually there was only one survivor to tell the tale and that is Derekticus. So is he the winner of this race? I can't tell, according the rules set in the first post BlckKnght is..
There you have it for this race. Hope to meet soon again.

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Message 2334, 2301d 14h ago. In reply to message 2333.
I'm sorry to hear about your computer meltdown.

From memory, I had two solo kills (on units 2 and 3), and split one kill (on Unit 1) ways with Hollander and KillaKief. Derekticus of course got the last kill by himself after everyone else was gone.

It honestly hadn't occurred to me that I might have to survive in order to win when I made my desperate attack on Unit 3. There was no guaranteed-safe option to avoid the missile locked onto me, so I figured I'd go for broke. Only after my order was submitted did I have doubts.

Thanks for organizing things, AshayRey!

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