Lucky Starr


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  Title: HooDoo Magic
Aug 10, 2017 - 11:40 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My current strategy comes from watching Buddhist teachings about pretending to be dead,imagining it, practicing it, and slowly not fearing it. You fall asleep, Nothingness,Dreams, Reawakening. Very much like in a game. Buddhist can belong to any religion. I have imagined a Buddhist and a HooDoo practitioner of magic. It is a fun reimagining.

In the games past, Cloaking always seemed the oddest choice of efforts. You always die! but imaging your game character as a Buddhist, HooDoo magic maker; Cloaking into a sector makes perfect sense... I have picked Gunslinger as my test victim as I develop my strategy as a self-Necromancer/ Zombie Space Pirate. He is perfect in that he is an aggressive player, but my Avatar, HooDoo, has no fear of death. Tip: obsess on Escape Pods!  


  Title: Space Pirate
Jun 30, 2016 - 8:04 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



Space Trucking

Entry Edited 6 times - Edited on Jun 30, 2016 - 8:42 pm


  Title: Bone Crusher Wins!
Jun 30, 2016 - 1:23 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I got a picture of Bone Crusher doing a victory dance in space!



  Title: BoneCrushers Learns Lesson
Jun 25, 2016 - 6:49 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I taught BoneCrusher how to play Intergalactic Space Tag today! I got a glimpse of him carrying one of his kill victims around with him! He is very proud of his kills and collects their dead bodies!

06/27/2016: Several players said the word BORED? How silly... I played the game as a trader, played with Probes, and now Mines... Next game I will be a Low level attacker... build a few money generating planets to have repair loans available... My practice as an online attacker has been excellent fun! I never have liked attacking planets while folks are asleep... so next game,,,,, I Attack!!!!



Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Jun 27, 2016 - 8:19 pm


  Title: Cypress used as a punching bag!
Jun 24, 2016 - 8:57 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



Cypress was in my sights three times! and three times I attacked! He made a perfect punching bag to practice my Torpedo launches! Thanks Cypress! you took the punches well!

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Jun 24, 2016 - 9:00 pm


  Title: Lucky Starr prepares
Jun 17, 2016 - 10:18 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I m Practicing for the new Universe!


Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Jun 17, 2016 - 10:19 pm


  Title: BoneCrusher suffers a Loss!
Jun 12, 2016 - 12:11 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Incoming transmission from my spy! My Spy surprised Bonecrusher with a punch to the nose... Taking his High Level Planet and putting Lucky Starr back into the ranks for a short time... Who would have guessed that BoneCrusher had such a weak jaw....

6/14/2016:I just rediscovered that your can scan with your probes while you are parked on a Planet... Im very happy to rediscover this...



Entry Edited 3 times - Edited on Jun 14, 2016 - 7:11 pm


  Title: Lucky Starr: The Return
May 18, 2016 - 6:57 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

This round has been interesting, but nothing has changed in that, I run with the hunted.... Hydra, will find it difficult to get my spirits down. I thrive on hardships. I have tried several new strategies and the latest one seems to be keeping me in an income. When I re-mature in the game after being smacked down, we will see if the Heads of Hydra will figure out how to reduce my income flow..... again....

6.11.2016  I have my new mode of play ready for the next game... I am rediscovering what you can and can not do in the game....


Version #2


Entry Edited 4 times - Edited on Jun 11, 2016 - 1:16 pm


  Title: Old Art is New again
Apr 25, 2010 - 3:22 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



I have been touching up old images this weekend and uploading old texture photos to Turbo Squid...


  Title: Be Harsh!
Apr 17, 2010 - 6:16 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr




I have started some practice scenes for my AAT paintings... Harsh critiques are very much welcome...

Trying out a different arangment of planets

PROBE Flying over a planet

Entry Edited 3 times - Edited on Apr 20, 2010 - 10:25 pm


  Title: Who Shot Lancelot?
Apr 2, 2010 - 12:12 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Yep.... I am proud to say I owned both Lancelot and Gunslinger with Sector Missles in the last minutes of the game.... Now of course I did little to no damage to their ships.... But still? It makes my Smile muscles hurt with fatigue....

  Title: I am On FIRE
Mar 24, 2010 - 7:57 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Fire captured my Excel ship tonight.... that had to be a thrill for him ( I secretly smile for him ) I Sold my Super Cargo and came out of Fed Space several days ago.... I run with the hunted whenever I play this game and taunt the preditors.... This is what AAT is for me.... I was sooo happy I was /came on line to witness his attack. I was so happy and excited I kept hitting the wrong button.... that delay most likely kept me from saving my EXCEL... Easy come Easy Go.... Now that my down sizing is pretty much complete I can play my spie and Probe game until the game ends.... Wealthy trader is the way to go if you are late to the game, by all means my defeat only reflects the desision to come out of FED Space and not a failure of being a wealthy Fed Space trader.

I wonder about the Nova bombs Being too powerful...

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Mar 24, 2010 - 10:11 pm


  Title: Part two: Wealthy Trader
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:06 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I was growing in Score almost 2 million points per day by being a trader.... This rapid growth and my mouthy show "off" manship... Has made it pretty dangerous to physcally trade at the Special ports. So my change up will have to be unmentionable until my new rapid growth method is proven uneffective or too time consuming (but I am playinf a game? Ha: time consuming!)

My change up should make hunts of special Ports less fun for the attacker (or maybe not....) I love to be hunted but I need the feeling that I have the upperhand in being able to avoid the attacks...

I logged on and was the only one online.. I started my new growth plan then I noticed I was still alone so I started trating my old Trade Routes and made about 200 trillion easy... I upgraded my ship Now I wait for my plans to perkulate.

New strategy works great... I grew about 2 million in score... I am trying  to think up a way to stop my growth if I was playing against myself.... Only one way to stop me... and their efforts would anger other players (starting a war = my secret desire)

The new trade route interface is cool! You no longer have to be at the port to see what the port sells: IT TELLS YOU! cool.... I sit in a safe place, set up my trade routes; then I travel out and trade... It works great... you can use the map also, you can use probe information about ports, just as long as you have visited that sector or scanned it. You come across a defended position with a port in it... You can look at the port they are defending to see if the defense is for the port... This could be usefull in deciding what defended sectors are worth attacking or how hard they will fight to get back the port.

03/08/2010 20:39
Probe Attack FAILED! Fire survived an attack by your probe  
This was Fun! I played with his Mine Triggers and left warp trails leading straight to an attack probe... I could play as an attacker, but the appeal for me is to help players who are victoms of an attacker...

Tonight I finally got organized on my trades; By using the find feature of the Web Browser... Being an old man I could never remember what trade I was on and would have several "oh shoot" moments... I would just cut and paste the sector of my trade start into the find feature and I let the browser keep track of where I was in my 50 trade Route Business... I can pull off about 25

Entry Edited 5 times - Edited on Mar 17, 2010 - 7:11 pm


  Title: Being a Wealthy Trader
Feb 27, 2010 - 5:36 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been gone from the game for maybe a year... I have never experienced a game with the new port types (how FUN!)

Wealthy Trader Strategy:

1.)Super Cargo Ship
2.)Base Planet
3.)patience

I started the game late so for many days I just flew around in my pioneer picking up space trash and making seed planets. I finally gat a big break with space Trash with a several Trillion win. This is what I was waiting for.

Being late in the game I did not want my space trash win to be scavenged away by an attacker, being I had no way to protect my winnings with space trash trolling. The only way to protect a big peak in profits is to buy a Super Cargo and sleep in Fed Space.

Next I make a seed planet into a super Planet of 350 levels as my base. I buy disposable Stealth Ships with ENgines only and I start the process of visiting all ports (ALL Ports) and start a port database with the sector scan note database provided in the game. WHat I look for is adjancent warp link ports with the new specialty ports (high dollar profits) and when finding them I set up trade routes with the auto trade feature provided with the game. After setting up about 10 adjancent High dollar trades I take my Super Cargo and milk the ports Dry.

This was a easy strategy to develope. and In just a few days I am a contender for the Top Ten and I did it without the high pressures that the attackers in the game can put on you... Now that Fire seems to be mapping out my trades I need to be smart about Mine field Log triggers.... As soon as I hit mines I head straight to Fed Space and look to see which attackers are online... so far it has always been Fire.
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Excellent!!! I love having pure talent Hunting me!!! How is he hunting me? you might ask.... well, first he used mine fields at the special ports, but you have to be on the ball to catch someone with mine field traps alone.... but.... A mine field trap and a sentry probe give excellent attack potential.... With this attack there was no mine field, so here is my guess:
1.) Sentry Probe, or
2.) Deer Stand Sector.

My guess is on the Deer Stand Sector. This is where you locate sectors and create one way warp sectors with Warp editors creating SPY sectors.
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Fire's mine field mapping has slowed my trading way down... My first counter for this problem will be RS Sentry Probes.... I have been a prey animal many times while playing Alien Assault Traders... In the past when Hunted I would take the time to create a Probe army and before traveling check the probe for hidden Danger and read reports for attacker activities... There is alot of set up time involed, but as each day goes by without my blood on the hunters hand the more he will want my death... so being wary is my new Strategy... Dang... Probe Armies take alot of time and effort...

I have a mini RS Probe Army started now of FOUR RS Probes. Everytime I trade I scan the sector for Mines before I jump now... I upgrade the probes everytime I sucessfully make a jump and a trade...Then I send the Probe to the next Trade Sector to be scaned.... It should slighty deter FIRE's attack mode... Because I can see warp trails in all sectors adjancent to the probe also and I can then look to see who is online before I jump in and make my trades..... It is fun playing Paranoid.
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Emergency warp! February 27 2010 21:21
You are surprised by Fire's treacherous attack. You can see the incoming warheads as you reach frantically for the emergency warp button. The world blurs around you and, for a milisecond, you think you are dead. When you finally open your eyes, you see that you were safely transported elsewhere. But where exactly, you do not know...

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Evasive action! February 27 2010 21:21
Fire was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Cloak successful! February 27 2010 21:21
You detected Fire's weapons trying to fix on your ship, but your cloak generators managed to fool the enemy's primitive sensor circuits.
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Entry Edited 4 times - Edited on Feb 28, 2010 - 11:02 am


  Title: AAT Vacation
Feb 20, 2010 - 9:03 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My vacation from AAT is over..... I am excited about the new changes that I see.... See you in the Top 20!

  Title: Summer
Sep 5, 2009 - 2:21 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been sitting out at least one game... I have been working on my art and showing all summer long. I painted a mural on a show car which was very fun and something that I have never done before.

I painted several paintings this summer and started but not finished 2 sculptures..
http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq21/zenzima/14410016.jpg
If all goes well the Truck I painted the Mural on will be featured in Custom Classic Trucks Magazine this fall.



Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Sep 5, 2009 - 2:27 am


  Title: Mary Queen of Angels
Jan 20, 2009 - 10:17 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My monitor is horrible: Post to see image on other computers to find problem areas



  Title: Razorback
Jan 17, 2009 - 9:54 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: Artwork Sunday
Dec 28, 2008 - 9:14 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

What I worked on this sunday....I go to look at it on my nieghbors monitor



  Title: New Image
Dec 21, 2008 - 11:38 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

5 minute Art.... It is fun and it sharpens learned skills.... Art created on a computer still feels funny to make.... I also have a horrible Monitor and need to look at this image on other computers



  Title: Vermin Loft
Nov 11, 2008 - 8:33 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: War Crimes: Wanted
Oct 25, 2008 - 4:45 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: All is Quiet...Shhh!!!
Oct 23, 2008 - 9:43 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: WAR!!!
Oct 19, 2008 - 12:44 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: Fear of Death
Oct 18, 2008 - 12:00 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: Game Start SG's
Oct 14, 2008 - 9:57 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: Top 20 Push!
Oct 11, 2008 - 8:58 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: SG Building
Sep 30, 2008 - 8:03 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: Top Blog!
Sep 30, 2008 - 5:52 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I would like to thank all the readers of my Blog that helped to get me to the top... After the Crash a few months back... I would have never have thought that I would even make it back into the Top Ten Blogs...With the edit thing not working I will need to be better prepared before I submit my BLOG entry....

I sigh a heavy sigh when I think forward to the next reset tommorrow. I psuedo challenged myself to make a top showing... knowing full well how crazy it gets to build SG's that Last even if found... but oh well....


  Title: Top Twenty
Sep 28, 2008 - 11:59 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

There is a very small chance that I will end the game in the Top 20! It is unlikely, but I will work hard to make it happen... I am excited to try my luck at the new settings when the game resets. I will start just by building RS planets and see how fast they develope and then work out a game plan from the growth rate... Trader or builder? I have a planet strategy in my head...I will have to keep it low key, just in case it fails or just in case it suceeds....

Note: I cant Edit any longer for some reason so typing errors will have to stand: Lazy? Yep....


  Title: War...
Sep 26, 2008 - 9:31 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

War is wonderful!!! As the top ranks NAP's disolve and they beat on each other I rise in the ranks through non Violence and Trade.... The last few days I need to get out and about and Locate Targets for my Favorite team... I will try to find time this weekend to do this....

  Title: Spy Fun Over
Sep 24, 2008 - 10:29 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

When the Spy boarded The Ship.. It took a couple of Days to get Lucky enough to be online aat the same time as my victim... Then it happened and the thrill leaped into my heart... I scaned his ship one last time to look at his levels... ran an attack level pretend buy to get a ship with the levels that would kill him dead without a doubt...I hurried and got a loan to purchase the levels that I would need... Bought the ship, bought the escape pod, bought a few deflectors...and... and... I check my spy and he went offline....DARN!!!! ARRRRRRGH!!!!

With the lust for the kill still in my heart I gambled and slept with the ship waiting to be killed or hoping to be online at same time as the victim... after two days he killed himself on SD.....DARN!!!! ARRRRRRGH!!!!

I was deep in debt, the game was coming to a close in a few days and I would ruin my bank planets to pay off the loan...so I gambled once more... I slept on the planet for days... not making a warp trail... not making waves in the game and I finally just now was able to pay off the Loan, Sell the Ship, and finally sleep in the safety of Fed Space just tonight.... A real time Kill makes you walk with pride for a few days....


  Title: Spy Fun
Sep 23, 2008 - 2:12 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have had a Spy on an Enemy ship for almost a week... It was so great while it lasted... They gave me soooo much information I feel sorry for them. They died today on some SD and now I am soooo sad and I morn the death of my Spy. I gave all the info to my favorite team (daily)... I love spies!!!!

  Title: Coffee Break
Sep 21, 2008 - 9:09 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I went to "Old Mans" Coffee today at our local gathering place. A man came in waiting at the counter, but the waitress was busy. My friend piped in that "not to worry the waitress would be with him shortly" The man got agitated and left, but unknown to us he waited for us to exit the place. As we came out he started yelling at us for calling him a "Faggot" I assured him that that is not we said to him, but he continued to yell and scream and I waited for a gun to come out (my fantasy paranoia). When we ignored him and got into our Truck; he looked perplexed but skidded off headed for Interstate. Wow!!! when you least expect it, trouble comes looking for you. Scary thing is he had local tags on his car... I will be keeping my eye open for that guy...

  Title: Fed Space Trader/ Attacker/ Builder
Sep 16, 2008 - 10:32 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I Started building SG's Today; I noticed that I was in the perfect score range to make a run for the top 20. If not the new SG will finance my new attacker strategy with a decked out Razor (all I can afford right now) I take out a 7 tillion loan and buy a razor with upgraded attack levels. Fighters/ torpedoes / Beams.... When I get the SG up and running I will upgrade armor and Sheilds also. After taking out the SD I put a spy on my target planet. If I cant get a spy on I do not attack the planet. After the attack I sell the Razor back and get 4 trillion Back... It is a horrible investment, but what the Heck... It is fun... As I get richer the "such a pain" (to other players) factor should grow; as the recovery time from turns and Loans get Less and Less.... I have not figured what my income level should be to do this with a Voyager; and that would be just to get better engines... The turns it takes to buy will make it very sparadic to but a temp Voyager.

  Title: Fed Space Trader / Attacker
Sep 13, 2008 - 2:07 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I Experimented with adding attacking to my Fed Space Trader Strategy... I Bought A Razorback and Upgraded the attack levels to 280-285... It didnt cost that much and was very effective against Soft targets and A&R And when I sold it back it paid for the Loan I had to take for planet Busting Upgrades. Now I am back in Fed Space waiting for Turns and Credit Replenishment. It worked Slick, but I know that sooner or later I will mis read a sector and go BOOM! My next exploration will be finding new attack targets. Setting a home planet works out neat for when I mis read a sector and go BOOM.... I dont have to watch the timer and only attack at the top of the countdown. with a home planet I just keep on attacking not worried about being podded to Fed Space during my attacks.

  Title: Driving Daydream
Sep 1, 2008 - 7:29 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I was driving and daydreaming about AAT and came up with this daydream version of the Game.

Fighters and torpededos are items that can be sold to upgrade ports and their numbers are finite in the universe; Free if produced on a planet, but could be sold at upgrade ports and the price at port is directly effected by how many fighters and torpedoes are in the universe..... It is a neutral act to produce fighters, but an Evil act to sell to the upgrade port.


  Title: Fed Space Fakeout's
Aug 30, 2008 - 9:40 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been finding Fake out fed sectors on my maps.... Tonight when I found one I was sober so I knew it was for real this time...In the past I would RS to the Fed Space Sector and hit mines and inthe sector it reads as RS and not FS, but when you warp back to see the sector on the map it is Fed Space...

http://i33.tinypic.com/f087pt.jpg

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Sep 1, 2008 - 7:19 pm


  Title: New Probes
Aug 28, 2008 - 5:33 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

New Probes have me looking at leaving Fed Space and participating in a bath of blood. In the past I would leave prematurely before having a good protected Sector. When I come out of Fed Space I will have to have enough turns to rapidly defend a Sleep Sector.

  Title: THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES {Probes}
Aug 19, 2008 - 8:52 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

2 days ago I used up all my turns trading, Now as I wait for my turns to regenerate I have been Upgrading my Planets. They are trade route planets in Red Sun Sectors to prevent blockaides, My growth, Playing this way is stagnant, but I do seem to stay at the same Rank as players Pass me and other Players Fall from the ranks, some even Die..... I only have 2 mature Planets, so as my seedling planets get populated I expect to grow at a faster rate--- but I am want to this growth as part of a trade only strategy..... So good luck to me....

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I am slowly moving into a different search pattern and slowly converting my probes into seeker probes... I have over 20 probes and should destroy all but 10 to be in complience with the new rules.... Did anyone else destroy probes to meet the new rules?

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You are now Limited to just Ten Probes only--A bum me out discovery that makes sense..... I knew I should have stocked up before the change.... I will have to focus my probes to only one greater good..... I was targeting everyone............ Now Hunters and Seekers will be my probe favorites.....

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THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES {Probes} (the 1980 movie)


Attack of the Killer Probes!
Attack of the Killer Probes!

From PJ's lab come forth each week
The ripe red monsters of which we speak
Except when he has a security leak!
Probes, Probes!

Oh, isn't it pityticing - Probes eating the city
Can no-one stop these mutant fruits where will we find our brave recruits?
Can Tarnus ever get rid of that dumb parachute?



"Attack of the killer Probes! Attack of the killer Probes!
They'll beat you, bash you, squish you, mash you
Chew you up for brunch and finish you off for dinner or lunch!
They're marching down the halls - They're crawling up the walls
They're gooey, gushy, squishy, mushy - Rotten to the core
They're standing outside your door!

Remember Moonraker while taking out his garbage
He turned around and he did see Probes hiding in his tree
Now he's just a memory!
I know I'm going to miss her - a Probe ate my sister
Sacramento fell today - They're marching in San Jose
Probes are on their way!

The mayor is on vacation
The governor's fled the nation
The police have gone on strike today
The National Guard has run away
Probes will have their day!

Attack of the killer Probes!
Attack of the killer Probes!
They'll beat you, bash you,
Squish you, mash you
Chew you up for brunch
And finish you off for dinner or lunch
Lunch, lunch
Dinner or lunch, lunch, lunch
Dinner or luuuuuunch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36NgK-vJc1M&feature=related

New Probe Strategy:

1.) Send out Several Warp Probes (level 200) and Seeker Probes....Find Everything that suggests player activity, warptrails, mine Fields, Planets, SG Doors....

Warptrails: Feeling Lucky? Place a few Missle Trap Probes  in your favorite Players warp trail....If the ship is not a stealth you might just get lucky if they use this sector alot ....long shot, but what the heck?

Mine Fields: Charge right in, Look to see mine owner, warp to fed space to see if they are online, Warp Back, Place Missle Trap Probe inside the Mine Field targeting the mine owner..... Send them a PM that they Suck and so do their mines.... Then hit the mines 5 more times... they just might come back and replenish!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpv7ZAMyQcc&feature=related

Planets: Look at all warp points and set your probe traps... Dig an SG hole to the sector named: "Just Looking" Set a probe trap....

SG Doors: Duh!!!!! Just Probe it!!! Like a cheap date!!!

The most Fun Uses I will not speak of...But OHHHHHHHH BOOOYYYY will they be angry... I giggle inside just thinking about it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojNoN83CpPQ&feature=related

Entry Edited 13 times - Edited on Aug 26, 2008 - 4:53 pm


  Title: Game Start: Fed Space Trader
Jul 31, 2008 - 12:20 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I speculate: with each single port-trade that you make the port price for that item degrades, but as your hold capacity increases the less the port price degrades. Later in the game when my Holds are at 100,000,000 capicity I should have no degrading in port prices---I speculate
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I will wait to start bragging until I have made it into the top twenty and I am claiming to have made it there with just tradeing...
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Borrowing Credit from IGB to upgrade your Super Cargo: Once you have your Super Cargo able to strip ports of products. You can start borrowing against what your ship can make off of a few good ports. As you upgrade your turns avalible will slowly increase. I like Mini Loans that are easy to pay back. I find a good port strip it, match the Loan amount to what I made off of the port, Upgrade my ship first, then my Super Planet of the moment with the rest. Log off.

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How to be a Fed Space Trader.
(important: your only ship will be a Super Cargo)

Click Here!!


1.) Map out Fed Space until you think you have most of it recorded.

2.) Buy a SuperCargo Ship

a.) always be aware of your next upgrade price on Hulls.
b.) upgrade as soon as you have the money (always!!!!. Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

3.) Build a small money generating SG and never go back. Make it so it wont hurt to lose it. Never let the planets drop below 80% credits.

4.) When you get your holds to profit making size (around 300 or less) Build a few disposable planets right off of Fed Space.

a.) Base the planet and upgrade to level 222 (is my favorite disposable number)
b.) set the planets to produce Ore and Goods and just enough organics to keep the colonist alive.

5.) Now the assault on Fed Space Ports can begin (everytime you can upgrade your ship do it!!! Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

** When trading goods off of the planet, trade ore back on to the planet; then reverse and trade ore off of the planet, trade goods back onto the planet. Don't neglect to check prices on Organics and energy ports. Colonist Ports (it just seems to be the case) have the best Goods price: trade goods off of the planet and trade colonist on to the planet.

Drawback: It is boring

Appeal: you rarely leave Fedspace and are safe from attack


I am trying something new with my planets. I am avoiding building SG's and I am building a fleet of Auto trade Ships in real space. Since I am a FED space trader I am unable to defend the planets against my peers. I have never really used the auto tradeships and I am searching for a profit use for them.
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Questions I will try to answer will be: how many level 200 trade ships will it take to empty a port in one multi-planet trade?

This is not practical (above quote).... Now if I would defend the planets I could max out the Auto trade ships.... or if I slowly upgrade the planets to a HIGH level then invest in auto trade ship 300 levels.... In every game I have played my high level planets have always been scaned but never successfully attacked. I will keep my ship upgrade funds and my Planet upgrade funds seperate and slow build one super planet at a time.... A undefended super planet is always built in a Red Sun Sector (so only mines can be left by my enemies.)

I want to make a system where port tradeing is important the entire game.

I wonder what would happen to the game if Tradeing and not Planets generating Credits was the only income?..... What if the planet auto trade and port trading was your only way to make income? What if Trading and Planets magically generating income could net you the same profits?


Entry Edited 7 times - Edited on Aug 11, 2008 - 2:41 pm


  Title: The Kinks: My rediscovery
Jul 25, 2008 - 6:25 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Met a girl called lola and I took her back to my place
Feelin guilty, feelin scared, hidden cameras everywhere
Stop! hold on. stay in control

Girl, I want you here with me
But Im really not as cool as Id like to be
cause theres a red, under my bed
And theres a little yellow man in my head
And theres a true blue inside of me
That keeps stoppin me, touchin ya, watchin ya, lovin ya

Paranoia, the destroyer.
Paranoia, the destroyer.

Well I fell asleep, then I woke feelin kinda queer
Lola looked at me and said, ooh you look so weird.
She said, man, theres really something wrong with you.
One day youre gonna self-destruct.
Youre up, youre down, I cant work you out
You get a good thing goin then you blow yourself out.

Silly boy ya self-destroyer. silly boy ya self-destroyer

Silly boy you got so much to live for
So much to aim for, so much to try for
You blowing it all with paranoia
Youre so insecure you self-destroyer

(and it goes like this, here it goes)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(here it goes again)
Paranoia, the destroyer

Dr. dr. help me please, I know youll understand
Theres a time device inside of me, Im a self-destructin man
Theres a red, under my bed
And theres a little green man in my head
And he said, youre not goin crazy, youre just a bit sad
cause theres a man in ya, knawin ya, tearin ya into two.

Silly boy ya self-destroyer.
Paranoia, the destroyer

Self-destroyer, wreck your health
Destroy friends, destroy yourself
The time device of self-destruction
Light the fuse and start eruption

(yea, it goes like this, here it goes)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(heres to paranoia)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(hey hey, here it goes)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(and it goes like this)

Paranoia, the destroyer
(and it goes like this.)


  Title: 100 degree/100 mile Bike Trip
Jul 11, 2008 - 10:33 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



July 11: I started out around 6:30am with 20 to 30 mile per hour wind gust blowin from the south towards Nebraska... I rode 25 miles very slowly to the west in the cross wind. Then North with the incredible tail wind helping me over the hills you run into in Kansas if you try to go North or if you go South.... oops boss is back.... more to come : )

My goal was Alma Nebraska but after my hour break at Pizza Hut I walked out into an oppressive heat ( I Knew it was going to be hot but not this early) I had two "what the heck was I thinking?" back up routes, that would keep me closer to home. So I headed towards Paradise. Western Kansas Towns are 8 miles apart as a rule....They say the old Steam Engines needed water every 8 miles..... So every 8 Miles I would take a break in towns that had no services and maybe a coke machine at the local COOP. At least they had Ice.... I would take my water bladder full of ice and let it melt on top of my body or my head then I would drink it before the water turned hot... and it doesnt take long on asphalt to cook Ice....

I encountered Road work with a Pilot Car to Follow through the Road WOrk.... I always wondered how that would work for a bicycle? It doesnt, not at all and it shouldnt be tryed unless you are crazy.... I had to pull over 3 times when the pilot car was traveling against me... I kept waiting for a foreman to come and cuss me out.

80 miles into the trip I broke my bike. Just enough that I couldnt continue... Fatigue made me stupid and I tried to cross a bridge that said "NO BICYCLES" These bridges are made of steel and have no pavement on them and gaps wide enough for bicycle tires to fit into. You look at it and it looks simple enough but when you hit the currigatied steel panels your bike wheel go crazy and you lose control of your steering then you find yourself with a front wheel swallowed in between two panels... Then you realize that you just failed an IQ test.... (my IQ results: 0-35 range...Its hard to be humble in that range) I fixed the flat tire but couldnt fix the bent spokes and the bent spokes made the wheel spin into the brakes (if I had Disc Brakes the bike would have been Fine) I still had 20 miles to go to make it to the lake I was traveling to and then I would have to limp my bike back home in the AM for 40 miles ((((DARN))))

I was on my home turf now so I called my emergency back up folks to come pick me up. They said that they could come and get me at 9:00 pm. That was several hour wait so I limped my Bike to my Grandfathers house and talked, read newspapers and magizines with him for the rest of the evening. Sunday I will try to fix my spokes myself before I take it to the bike shop. I hope to get handy at fixing my own bike... so here is my chance...
Idea for AAT Hall Of Fame

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  Title: Road Kill Art Show
Jul 1, 2008 - 3:33 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



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  Title: Sunday Morning Adventure
Jun 22, 2008 - 10:35 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Was headed out of town with my friend in his car. He decides to check up on his oil wells out on a country road.... "Yep, there they are...." as soon as we pul back onto the high way we have a tire blow out.... We stand and stare at the flat tire for a good 10 minutes reminising about how many years it has been since we have encounterd a flat tire.... We were doing good until we discovered that he has locking hub caps... So the search for the Hub key begins...30 minutes later I find it and we change the tire.... After this statement from the gods we decide to stay in town and go to breakfast a t a local resteraunt....

At the restaraunt a couple are there that look very familiar, and then it dawns on me who they are, but I am still unsure... so I finish my breakfast and drink my last cup of coffee before I possible embarass my self..... Well it6 ended up being who I thought it was and I had gone to High School with both of them... It ended on a good note this morning.... Fingers crossed...


  Title: CARF is over, Vacation Time Begins!!!
Jun 20, 2008 - 4:11 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Training trip for bicycle Touring

Traing Tip #2

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  Title: Darn
Jun 18, 2008 - 10:47 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I just bought something online and they charged me sales tax... I was concerned so I checked the percentage and to my dismay it was the right sales tax for my town in Kansas... These folks best be sending my 5.00 to my county... and if they dont what the heck can my small town do?

  Title: Commute
Jun 12, 2008 - 7:16 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

50 mile round trip to work and back.... poor little baby deer!

June 13:
60 mile trip to mow a lawn, I was to bike back with the wind at my back...but everyone ganged up on me not to go back on a bike...Darn them: Family... I could have had 120 under my belt and added to my highlighted map of trips I have taken... Very soon I will no longer pay attention to family or their little fears that they think are relevant... I hate the look of satisfation on their faces when they thought that they had won the struggle of wills... I just want to ride my bike folks!!!!  

June 20: 25 mile s to work, then 25 miles back home a good 50 mile bike ride....




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  Title: RAAM
Jun 8, 2008 - 7:26 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr


My Friends Race Results: He is in Taos NM and if you look at elevation levels for the rest of the race there is more downhill than up the mountain racing. Recumbents and Mountains are a bad mix.... I expect his Average speed to explode after Taos!!!!




Just looking at the over all stats just floors me everytime (I compare to myself): after 60 to 100 miles in one day I feel a need for a couple days of rest after these racers go 60 to 100 miles they keep going... at best for every 100 miles I can do these folks can go 500+ miles.... after 60 miles: I go "I did it" and collapse..... then to go the 40 extra miles for bragging rights is pure will power on my part... I am humbled... When you meet these people who do these races; they are just regular folks who just made time in their life to bike long distances... I am humbled and I wonder how or if ever I could match their feat of endurance..

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  Title: Yesterday
Jun 7, 2008 - 5:35 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I rode my Bike to work then Home that Night... It was uneventful 50 miles Total... I felt Ill the night before so I took it easy on the pedaling.

At Work we have been preparing for a CARF inspection..... Clowns Against Recreational Fun..... We have been Focused on this inspection for a year now, and I am tired of it. We had Federal inspectors here 2 years ago and they told us we just might be the best in the nation at what we do... I say we should set the standard and send CARF packing....

Homemade Margaritas and Barbeque tonight..... In the AM I go for a bike ride 22 miles to the destination--- 22 miles back... Anew found friend of mine is Racing in the RAAM "race across America" it starts tomorrow!!! You should read up on the race and see if you have the same reaction as I.... Truly amazing!!!! Yes


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  Title: Bike Trailer
May 22, 2008 - 7:37 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I just got a bike trailer.... Now I am ready to head out and not worry about coming back!!!! I will take some pictures of it on my bike....


Quote:
May 23, 2008 - 1:53pm] Valience: Eh, cool!  That's probably a good investment.  You'll be able to take picnics on the road with you
[May 23, 2008 - 9:43pm] Valience: Oh, yes, forgot you had one of those weird recumbent bikes.  Well, if you like it better.  I think I would fall asleep riding that lol.  It looks so comfy... but steering would be crazy.  Well, whatever floats your boat.

It does look like it would be cool to have.  I'd just bring food and water, so you could stop for lunch on one of your crazy rides just wherever you felt like.  Of course, I usually bike on public land (park/desiganted trail, etc) rather than the road, so it may be different for you...


Quote:
[May 23, 2008 - 9:54pm] Lucky Starr: You have less wind resistance on a recumbent and in Kansas wind is a whole lot tougher than any of the hills. My brother has a TREK Mountian Bike and is very nice, but the wind stops him in my tracks. I always have to go back and ask him if he is all right.... 20-25 mile per hour winds are a weekly event here.


I rode my Bike to work this morning: 25 miles... When I got off of work the Tornado Sirens were blaring....GREAT!! My backup vehicle for these kind of events was parked 3 miles away... SO I headed out, with every other person stopping me to tell me I was headed into the storm... "Yep, I know..." My work place would be a deathtrap in strait line winds, So I decided on the cooler stupid death.... Of course I made it to my vehicle?

May 30

I took my bike Grocery Shopping, Friday nights I usually take my friends and my brother out for Margaritas and Food then more Margaritas..... On my Trailer I loaded a bag of Charcoal, A bag of Sonic Ice, Groceries for a 4 person BarBQue..... I made Scewered Fajitas for them, With Refried Beans and Cheese over a Charcoaled Fire... I also tried the Cheap Margarita Bucket that I had kept on Ice for a week..... OHHHHH SOOOOO Tastie it was..... The margaritas were alright... The evening cost me $30.00 instead of the $100 it usually cost me at the resturaunt... But the real part of my story that is important to me is it all fit on my Bike trailer and attracted a whole lot of attention at the grocery store (which I soak up like a sponge)

June 1

44 Mile Trip for breakfast... Very nice ride, very little wind, and a nice cool morning. almost got a picture of a Vulture on a stone post but it flew off as soon as I aimed the camera (darn). I gambled for Breakfast with a friend and I won Whooo Hoooo!!!!

This is what my picture would have looked like with it sitting on a Stone Post..... I will have to go that way again to get anougher shot at it


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  Title: 100 miles on a Bike
May 17, 2008 - 5:54 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I found a picture of Kansas for you Valience; This is the same scene for most of Kansas and could have been taken right outside of my small town:

Quote:
[May 19, 2008 - 4:52pm] Valience: The picture is spectacular, but I worry it may be a bit monotonous absent the impressive weather.  I certainly would not enjoy riding along a road with vehicles... ugh!  I guess it could be enjoyable, getting to see so much of the country side, but riding through semi-dense forest seems like it would be more fun.

I can't help respect you for your endurance!  It would certainly take me a while to work up to that.  Anyway, at least the route is rural...

Quote:
[May 19, 2008 - 9:17pm] Lucky Starr: The Landscape influences ones thoughts. You can see in the distance for miles. When you first see a grain elevator you gage the distance to be 15 to 20 miles away. The sky is the most interesting part of nature in Kansas--It changes. Nothing stands in the way of the wind as a buffer. Now how the Landscape influences ones thoughts will have to do with these factors. Nothing Big will ever sneak up on you here, it will have to lay low in the grass and crawl on its belly like a snake.


I did it! 100 miles on a bike with an average speed of 16 MPH. The local bike racers say they will invite me on their training rides if I can get past 17 MPH average speed... SOunds easy and it is with a good wind at your back what they mean is 17+ miles per hour against the wind, up hills and few rest breaks... alot can happen in 100 miles I will add more later I am so tired... I want to long distance tour so how I feel in the morning will tell me if Im ready for long distance rides.

I feel Great this morning!!! Except for my horiible sunburn on my knees and forearms (note to self: Sunscreen) Such a stupid oversight on my part.. Without the sunburn I think that I could do it again today. Hwy 281 and Hwy 183 were crazy busy with the Custom Cutters heading South for Texas and Oklahoma and their seasonal Drivers always passed me illegally. HWY 4 was a dream everyone waved and smiled at me on HWY 4. As always people passing other vehicals into my lane is the common "I might die experiences" I see it Happening even before they start passing, so I always move as close to the ditch as I can... It is very easy to predict this in daylight...after dark is when you do not see it coming and someone passes into your lane. This happened twice and I gave them my sream of terror face just to add drama to their day (If they really do hit me I want them to remember that horrified look for the rest of their lives) On old 40; someone Flipped me off... that amused me.... Some folks are like Dogs and their dislike for Bicycles....





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  Title: Bike Ride
Apr 29, 2008 - 10:54 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Apr 29, 2008 - 10:54pm

32 miles round trip... at 16 miles it was red beer rest break and try not to get get caught staring : ) My brother came along. I seen an old highschool friend driving his Semi, He waved at us and looked surprised to see us out on the open road.

April 30

Bike Ride 34 miles 17 mile against a 25 mph wind. I averaged 8mph against the wind, but it was partytime coming back with a 22 MPH average speed. I have decided on this ride routine: After work, Ride into the wind until 8:00 pm then turn back with a tail wind to bring me back... It is hard hard work until 8:00 hits then it is party fast time!!! there was some down hills into a river valley that I would have left body parts scattered for a mile if I would have went down....gee whiz that was a blast!!!! I wonder how fast I was going at that point in time.... I have thought of getting a bike computer, but I think I would obsess over it and not enjoy my ride as much...

May 5

80 miles Average speed: 15 mph...Too tired to type......
I headed East into the wind at 2:30pm (vacation day) after the thunderstorms past and I made it to Ellsworth (40 miles) when a new storm hit I was holed up in a local Cafe until the new storm past. Very cute waitress!!! but when you get my age everyone starts looking cute : ) I started my ride back home at the end of the storm, I had rain gear and the hail had stopped so I headed out in light showers. 5 mile down the road I got chased by a big Black Dog of Death, he nearly caught me but he tuckered out in his 1/4 mile chase, I had fear as my motivator so my stamina was boosted to his disadvantage... Dog bites suck big time!!!! afterwards I thought my heart and Lungs would burst out of chest... So I took a take off my rain gear break alongside the road... after that it was easy pedaling to Bunker Hill where a friend found me and followed me as my chase vehicle... I used the opertunity to show off.... I kick it into competion mode for the last 10 miles at 25-30 miles per hour.... My only proof was the word of my chase vehicle and I choose to believe them for now....

Quote:
[May 6, 2008 - 8:42am] Big: Is it a birds...? is it a plane...?
NOOOO... it is mad man  aka Lucky Star
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[May 8, 2008 - 7:34am] Tarnus Harten: Oh get a bike computer.  I love mine. You can obsess over it.  You will start time trialling yourself.  The route I ride(need to ride more) at my peak I could do the 5.5 mile run in about 20 mins.   I can attest now I am in such bad shape I would be lucky to get there in 28 mins.  Laziness has stripped me of my stamina.  I am getting winded mowing the lawn right now
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[May 8, 2008 - 10:24am] Lucky Starr: No one is Lazier than me... Sky high blood pressure, horrible blood work, and refusal to take medication is a ticket to my first heart attack... The Bike riding thing as an activity for health came out of left field (nowhere, a great mystery to myself) No... it came from anger (you name it: and I was angry about it)and turned into something positive.... It was like an idiot punching a wall, but I got on a bicycle and rode and I ride until fatigue takes the edge off of the anger....

Roads I Have bicycled on (click Here)



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  Title: Bike Log/ Face Book
Apr 23, 2008 - 7:55 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I lost my entire Bike Ride Log From last year... Darn those Folks... In looking for a new format to post my ride Log I discovered Face Book... Im experimenting with it right now... It looks very good for what I want to do...

I have always wanted to do a Road Kill Photo Expos'e.... I have been a Veggie eater for a week and when I make the attempt I always have the same aurguement with myself: How can a Veggie Eater Drive a car and feel good about it? The pictures will not be meant to be humorous, but who hasnt made a joke about smashing a bunny even though it is in the back of your mind that it is a terrible thing.... We drive by Mass Death and just block it out of our minds..... It will be horrible when I come across my first Deer of my Bike riding 2008 experience... It is usually a bloody morning mess.... In the dark, on a bike, you dont see the dead animal until it is almost too late.

I buy all my clothes at garage sales and at used clothing stores... At christmas when ask what i want as a gift I ask for underware  : ) Hmmm... I cant always find shoes there so I have to buy new shoes most of the time... This I have done since my college days.... The Veggie eater thing is my downfall and it usually involves a cheese burger mocking me... I grew up around a farm I always thought I would be a farmer or raise cattle (didnt happen though). I have a practical view of animal slaughter from my upbringing, but I feel bad for the smashed wildlife on our highways...

Quote:
Apr 25, 2008 - 3:48pm] Valience: Yeah... Death is a part of life.  If those animals didn't die, the population would get too large, and they would consume their entire food supply.  The entire species, on a local level, would be impacted.


In my lifetime the population of humans have doubled.... Hmmmmm..... It would seem you are correct Valience.... In my short LifeTime... I feel sorry for you young folks....

Just recently our local ethanol  plant ran out of a wheat supply (and it is in the middle of Kansas! Folks!): Try this one.... Google: rice shortage or wheat shortage or Corn Shortage.... Kansas use to feed the world... now we make ethanol.. Kansas Oil is making Millions for Kansas, but I wonder if it is all an illusion or a facade...We can kill billions just by driving our cars and you will never have to see your victims.... We dont just put gas in our cars we put the worlds food supply in our cars along with the oil... Im 40 and have no kids... I would feel really lucky if I was 10 or 20 years older.... I think it will take a few years before humans start droping like flys....

Click Here

Gee thanks Valience you really bummed me out with your one comment about one dead Bunny.....
      Here is my sick Idea: Make paper signs to tape on food boxes in the supermarkets that say Soylent Green.... even if you just put on one it would catch someones attention....Make sure you do not Vandelize anything... I think I will do it and see if it makes the News.... We can set a date for all of us to do this prank.... I have always wanted to make all the silly no pistol signs look like penis's with just a little bit of black tape... Hmmm.... would I go to jail? In the New USA I just might be going to jail just for typing this.... what is the statisic 1 out every 34 people have or will be incarcerated in the USA.... (I am hot puffing numbers off the top of my head without backing it up with facts...) Someone Please Strike me down with facts!!!!!

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  Title: Bike RIde
Apr 22, 2008 - 11:17 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Bike Ride For 32 miles... stopped at a small town Beer Bar and had a Red Beer. The bartender was very fun.... I will have to stop in there more often. I averaged (round Trip) 16 miles per hour. Took a picture of Road Kill... Poor little Bunny...



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  Title: Bike Ride
Apr 16, 2008 - 10:06 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Went a good 20 miles on Black top and on sand roads. Encountered what we thought at first was two Black Angus Cows (out of Pasture) on the road. But when we got closer. One was a Huge Bull.... Black Angus Bulls are impressive with a 5 foot wide Chest and ripple with pure beast muscle... It turned and stared us down... I headed for the fence line and then I start hoot 'N an Holler 'N at it.... It started to run away from us down the road... we let it get a good 1/4 mile ahead of us before we follwed after it yelling at it...It had plenty of room not to feel threatened anymore and we were able to pass it after about a mile to the next inersection.... That was fun... Then 2 blocks from my House I turned too Sharp on a  right turn cliped the curb and landed on my rear end....

  Title: Black Plague
Apr 13, 2008 - 11:41 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have readers that are disgusted with my Dead Pig picture.... Explaination is simple... I was looking for alarming pictures of cruelty to match how evil I thought my idea to infest my Ship (in the game) with other peoples spies... The pig picture is a very powerful image of cruelty, but might make some hungry for pork chops....Some will say those poor Pigs--Disgusting, Some will say--those poor Pigs--nessasary death (food), and some folks will say--RIBS anyone..... It is a very powerful image.

Some of you folks might be veggie eaters only. I have tried several times to become a veggie eater, but I always fall off the Wagon. My rationals are solid, but my practice is weak....

I am working on a new strategy that goes hand in hand with the bounty warrior model. I have always asked smaller players to participate in this, but all players thought I was crazy for even asking it of them.


So, I will test this out for myself and be the person at a disadvantage... I am infesting myself with flea infested Rats, the fleas are filthy carriers of the Black Death. I soon will become so very Ill. My ship is crawling with the filthy beast and their parasites..... Please say a prayer for my Soul!!!



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  Title: Wii and AAT
Apr 11, 2008 - 10:48 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

This weekend I will attempt to play AAT on my Wii I have no clue if it will be cool or not.... Has anyone else tried?

I will Mess with my screen Settings but like I have it is not very playable... might work on a new TV, but not on my 15 year old set....NOPE

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  Title: Run with the Hunted
Apr 8, 2008 - 3:41 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

For excitement I will need a powerful enemy.... Already my planets are being blockaded--and that is fun! There are No Probes yet (they make folks angery and hunt) Flaming Death attacks were wonderful as a Hate Maker (not to be used) So what I have left is digging SG holes in private property (The right hole will cause you a lifetime of misery) My choice of enemy is the: 4 Horsemen. They were my target for Flaming death attacks, But being able to irritate them enough to hunt someone so small might be a challenge..... Digging Holes might make them take note though....

My Score is rising too fast even with my destroying My ship... I am thinking about making my Planet sectors Public to reduce my Score Some.... I will entertain this idea and then post it in my BLOG..... or not....

Planets in Sectors:
S3495I8
P35F4A3
P2163OF
Q28B864

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  Title: Go KU
Apr 7, 2008 - 8:31 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Exciting Night in Kansas!!!! Go Jayhawks!!!!!

I thought they lost, then they won.... I love that kind of game...

Daily Prayers in Kansas:

Our Father, who art in Lawrence ,
            Hallowed be thy Game.
            Thy tourney come,
            Thy championship will be done,
            In San Antonio as it is in Allen Field House.
            Give us this day our deserved victories.
            And forgive us our turnovers,
            As we forgive Roy who double-crossed against us.
            And lead us not into defeat,
            But deliver us from East Coast bias,
            For Kansas is the basketball kingdom,
            And the tradition,
            And the glory,
            For ever and ever.
            Amen.
            BEAK 'EM HAWKS!!!!!!!


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  Title: Killer?
Apr 6, 2008 - 11:20 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My Kills jumped to 7....

I am staying Small, but I do not actively hunt. My Planets are Killing people though... I will capture a planet someone put alot of time and effort into..... Then I will repair and upgrade only the sensors and the weapons that are plentiful on the Planet when I took it over. Energy = upgrade Beams.... Fighters=Fighters, Torpedos = Torpedos. The other items I leave damaged or do not upgrade..... I have no need to keep the planet so I make it a one attempt killing machine..... This has worked for 7 Kills....... I recomend always sending Spies to the planet before your attcks on a planet... Scans always lie, Spies seem to always tell the truth....

Be Safe out there, it is a cruel Universe.....


  Title: Attack and Run Service
Apr 4, 2008 - 10:13 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Bounty Warrior, I think it works...but it is a poopy thing to do to other folks.... I would apologize to the First Horseman, but I was having so much Fun, It would not be a valid apology.... I was going to get his kills to 200 (that was my goal for tonight), but I have aggreed to stop my flaming Death Attacks against him and against everyone else......Why do I do these things? I get crazy notions and I feel compeled to act on them...... I am not very smart, just clever; but that might be true about all humanity....

358,593,447 Credits (Per Death) is what it cost to be a Flaming Death Machine.

The Risk is to forget to buy an Escape Pod.

I am NEMO in the Main Game. Let me Die for your Cause. I will help Drain a sector of Energy for this Price: 358,593,447 per Death.

Simply Figure how many times you would like me to die. Promise me the cash. Then Watch the Fireworks.... For SG's I will need you to Map out an Auto Route for me.

There is No Risk to you...

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  Title: Bounty Warrior
Apr 2, 2008 - 10:46 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

New Strategy:

Still in its infant stage of its developement.

1.) Stay Small... (I am going to try to stay in a pioneer the entire game)

2.) Slow build Mini Planets

3.) Attack often (even if you know you will die)
     A.) Got my first Kill with my new War Strategy!!!
3.22.8
4.) "blood sucking" insect attacks....
     A.) Objective: Drain a sectors Power with an organized Pioneer "Kazakami" attack. Getting recruits has been hard in the past, but what the heck...ask everyone online to attack a sector using only Pioneers.... "Flaming Death machines" Drain the sectors power, then have your way with what that planet calls Females (males: for the other folks....
           a.) The person I attacked said that there was no energy drain on his planet..... Oh well..... I will try it on two other Players and try to sample an honest opinion... but I do not Doubt the first players comment... I can hope for probes now to see how they work for the small player
           b.) I am so unsure Now. I just attack a Sector with three Planets and it still had thousands of Fighters left when my attacks quit having effect. So I went in for a Flaming Death and I survived. Attack and Run were hurting me about every other time before this... I spied the Planets and they were all out of Energy and the planets were set to produce energy...... So I am now back to believeing that Flaming Death attacks do take ther toll on the Sector Energy.... More Experiments are needed
My Proof: (read Backwards)
My Attacks were in a Pioneer!!!!
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:40
You have destroyed 55103 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7.
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:38
You have destroyed 114516 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7.
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:37
You have destroyed 5141 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7.
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:37
You have destroyed 5034 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7.
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:36
You have destroyed 5054 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7.
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:33
You have destroyed 5057 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7.
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:32
You have destroyed 5059 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7.
Fighters destroyed April 02 2008 19:32
You have destroyed 5128 patrolling fighters in sector VB88BB7

Future:

Add Probes to the mix....

This strategy will build or go completely away if it becomes a stupid way to play... I need to see the new probes first...
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So far I am having a blast by staying Small....

4.2.8
This Strategy is not a winning strategy, but it is SOOOOOOO much fun!!! I am having a blast with Trade Routes, interfering in Sector disputes between others, Spy stealing of Planets.... Every tool in the game is usable and useful when you stay small... Let the Bounty Warrior be the pain in your Toe!!!!!! wooot Hooot..... Probes? I need Probes!!!

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He did not pursue..... Darn I was hoping for more fun... I could get him in my Sensor range very sparatically but never got an attack in.... He had a High Cloaked Planet in a Red Sun Sector... He was skilled enough not to get a Bounty.... He is Definatly a hunter... I will have to search him out more often...


Emergency warp! April 02 2008 11:51
You are surprised by Daerdnav's treacherous attack. You can see the incoming warheads as you reach frantically for the emergency warp button. The world blurs around you and, for a milisecond, you think you are dead. When you finally open your eyes, you see that you were safely transported elsewhere. But where exactly, you do not know...


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Evasive action! April 02 2008 11:51
Daerdnav was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Ship scan April 02 2008 11:51
Daerdnav has scanned your ship.




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  Title: Being a Teacher: Outline
Mar 31, 2008 - 10:53 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Statement: Being a good teacher has little to do with the subject that you teach. The subject that you teach is secondary to classroom management. Throw a good disapline plan into the mix also (hopefully the School you teach at will provide that for you, but smaller schools do not.) So here is a list a person needs to be good at to be successful as a teacher.

Listed in priority:

1.) CLassroom management
2.) Classroom disapline (if not provided by your school)
3.) A Love for the subject you teach (you will not be teaching anything without the first two in place: every single day.)

Quote:
[Mar 31, 2008 - 1:41pm] Valience: Ooh... STRONGLY disagree.  You can't teach what you don't know.  The other two are important, but move number 3 to number 0.  Teachers who don't know about what they are teaching SUCK!!!  I'm a student, so I know.  If you don't know about the subject, DON'T TEACH IT!  It's really really really awful to get a teacher like that.

So True Valience... but you are also wrong.... Hmmm... A paradox? What you say is true about a teacher with 5 years experience (they suck if they havent a clue); but what I say is true about a teacher with one year experience. With a Teacher with more than 5 years experience the classroom management becomes seamless and effortless, so the students do not notice it, they just feel it (none the less it is still #1 on my list). With a Teacher just starting out, they most likely are struggling with Classroom management and it is so important for them to master it ASAP; (Im sure we have all had teachers with 10 years experience that never mastered the learned skill of Classroom management)

When I left teaching I had to turn in lesson plans that each and every lesson plan had to be linked to Six Trait Writing Skills and/or to Mathamatics... I am not skilled at Writing nor Mathmatics, but I did my best and you are right Valience "It Sucked" It Sucked for me, It sucked for my Students. I found myself not teaching what I knew how to teach and what I loved to teach. Folks who care always ask me and this is why I quit....

Teachers, go to an interview, find the perfect school, find the perfect boss, and then the Boss leaves; A new Boss comes in and has totally different Vision, Changes everything.... Older Teachers are use to it, Younger Teachers can be crushed by it.....

Statement: Middle Management turnover sucks.....Sometimes

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Mar 31, 2008 - 9:17 pm


  Title: Vile Kulva
Mar 30, 2008 - 3:22 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

After a fierce battle Kulva got his Kill!  Dang he wanted me dead! I picked up his spy to keep it interesting... Ithink he was broadcasting my position to others and the others couldnt get the job done, so he came in with a Vengence....what a HOOT!!!!   all my darn attacks failed, but dang....what fun...

Attack Log


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Sector Missile Combat lost! March 30 2008 15:08
Your ship was destroyed by a Sector Missile from Unknown|1.


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Emergency warp! March 30 2008 15:06
You are surprised by Kulva's treacherous attack. You can see the incoming warheads as you reach frantically for the emergency warp button. The world blurs around you and, for a milisecond, you think you are dead. When you finally open your eyes, you see that you were safely transported elsewhere. But where exactly, you do not know...


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Evasive action! March 30 2008 15:06
Kulva was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Evasive action! March 30 2008 15:06
Kulva was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Evasive action! March 30 2008 15:06
Kulva was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Sector Missile Emergency warp! March 30 2008 15:03
You are surprised by Kulva's Sector Missile attack and engage the Emergency Warp Device jumping to an unknown sector.


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INCOMING SECTOR MISSILE DETECTED March 30 2008 15:03
Ship Sensors detected an incoming Sector Missile being fired from P32C5SA by Kulva!


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Evasive action! March 30 2008 15:03
Kulva was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Emergency warp! March 30 2008 15:02
You are surprised by Kulva's treacherous attack. You can see the incoming warheads as you reach frantically for the emergency warp button. The world blurs around you and, for a milisecond, you think you are dead. When you finally open your eyes, you see that you were safely transported elsewhere. But where exactly, you do not know...


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Evasive action! March 30 2008 15:02
Kulva was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Evasive action! March 30 2008 14:58
Kulva was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Emergency warp! March 30 2008 14:58
You are surprised by Kulva's treacherous attack. You can see the incoming warheads as you reach frantically for the emergency warp button. The world blurs around you and, for a milisecond, you think you are dead. When you finally open your eyes, you see that you were safely transported elsewhere. But where exactly, you do not know...


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Sector Missile Emergency warp! March 30 2008 14:51
You are surprised by Kulva's Sector Missile attack and engage the Emergency Warp Device jumping to an unknown sector.


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INCOMING SECTOR MISSILE DETECTED March 30 2008 14:51
Ship Sensors detected an incoming Sector Missile being fired from T37P36B by Kulva!


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Sector Missile IMPACT! March 30 2008 14:51
Your ship was attacked by Unknown using a Sector Missile. You lost 670 armor points and 17517 energy units in the attack.


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Sector Missile Cloak successful! March 30 2008 14:50
You detected Kulva's an incoming Sector Missile trying to fix on your ship, but your cloak generators managed to fool the Sector Missiles sensor circuits.


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Evasive action! March 30 2008 14:47
Kulva was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


  Title: New image Start
Mar 30, 2008 - 10:38 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Self imposed project...

1.) Start with Computer Generated Image
2. )Deconstruct the image to get rid of the yucky Computer generated feel.
3.0 Rebuild the image
4.0 Add color

I am still at the deconstucting phase #2.

I give permission for folks to be very critical... When I went to college there were no computers so I am teaching myself and have my own opinions on computer images that lack a soul....


I have found that images look different on every computer screen..... What looks fine on my home computer is horrible on a different computer screen... I have 3 different computers that I visit to look at images on

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Mar 30, 2008 - 11:58 am


  Title: Bike Ride
Mar 23, 2008 - 8:26 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I just got back from my first 80 mile ride..... My legs feel soooo much like Limp Noodles, Noodles of pain..... If I was not so tired I would be proud of my first 80 mile ride...... Now I go to fill up the bath Tub so I can soak my Noodles....

  Title: In the Mood
Mar 22, 2008 - 4:20 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



I was in the mood to create Art.... This is a year old image that I started to work on again today.... I added the color today... The Rules for critique are: Be Honest, Be Brutal....


Maybe this has more meaning and a Story to tell.....

Entry Edited 4 times - Edited on Mar 26, 2008 - 11:51 am


  Title: St P's Day---Happy!
Mar 16, 2008 - 9:02 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I wouldnt have time tommorrow... So it was St Patties day today...for me....

I made Irish Soda-bread with Raisans and Corned Beef Brisket with Cabbage..... The Soda Bread was Soooo wonderful... Too bad Soda bread dries out in a day, but not to worry it makes a pretty good Bread pudding..

Soda bread right out of the oven is sooo wonderful....


  Title: Bounty Warrior
Mar 16, 2008 - 11:07 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

New Strategy:

Still in its infant stage of its developement.

1.) Stay Small... (I am going to try to stay in a pioneer the entire game)

2.) Slow build Mini Planets

3.) Attack often (even if you know you will die)
     A.) Got my first Kill with my new War Strategy!!!
3.22.8
4.) "blood sucking" insect attacks....
     A.) Objective: Drain a sectors Power with an organized Pioneer "Kazakami" attack. Getting recruits has been hard in the past, but what the heck...ask everyone online to attack a sector using only Pioneers.... "Flaming Death machines" Drain the sectors power, then have your way with what that planet calls Females (males: for the other folks....
           a.) The person I attacked said that there was no energy drain on his planet..... Oh well..... I will try it on two other Players and try to sample an honest opinion... but I do not Doubt the first players comment... I can hope for probes now to see how they work for the small player

Future:

Add Probes to the mix....

This strategy will build or go completely away if it becomes a stupid way to play... I need to see the new probes first...
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So far I am having a blast by staying Small....

Entry Edited 8 times - Edited on Mar 26, 2008 - 10:13 pm


  Title: Design
Mar 15, 2008 - 8:02 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



My First Submission to The Hub bicycle Shop for a Logo/TShift Design... I need to stare at some more to see if I like it.....

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Mar 21, 2008 - 2:26 pm


  Title: Donations
Mar 2, 2008 - 11:34 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I just got back from my Sunday Morning Breakfast which cost me $5.00 Total.

Oatmeal w/Raisons 2.25
Coffee                   1.25
Tip                        1.00 and some change

I then sit down at my computer and thought about all of the fun, friends, and distraction from life that Alien Assault Traders has given to me. I appreciate all that the ATT community give to me for pure fun and entertainment.

I was going to send them $50.00 dollars, but then I thought if I could drum up enough support for donations to be sent in to the fine folks at the AAT developement lair; It would be better than just little old me sending the max donation amount.

I sent in only $5.00 to those fine folks and I challenge all of you to make me look like a cheap chump by matching my donation or surpassing it.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Mar 2, 2008 - 12:20 pm


  Title: Killer
Feb 29, 2008 - 3:56 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



I had the Highest Kill Efficiency! I am not one to brag.... but I am pretty AWSOME!!!!

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Feb 29, 2008 - 3:59 pm


  Title: Simon and Me
Feb 8, 2008 - 8:14 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



2.15.08   Dang... I am so very grumpy today... I keep coming up with really stupid and mean things to say to people... So far I have kept them to myself.... I need to find a rock to hide under until it passes....

2.17.08 Uneventful weekend. Drank Vodka Shots Saturday night and watched  the remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" It has to be the best version yet!

**My (the) secret to Vodka is to find the cheapest brand that goes down and taste like water when you drink it. SVEDKA is my brand of choice right at the moment.

My friend called me early this morning to go and swim laps at the local indoor pool. What a wimpy workout I had with my Vodka headache.

Right now i am a running the local Furniture Store waiting for Customers to come in.... Come on in and Ill give you 15% off for cash and carry....

Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Feb 17, 2008 - 2:39 pm


  Title: Whiskey Talk-- Ezra B
Feb 6, 2008 - 9:05 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

12 years Old

Very Smooth for a Single Barrel Kentucky Whiskey even with it being 99 proof it is still enjoyable over ice. It retails at around $25 to $30 range which is a very good starter price for folks who want to enjoy "The Water Of Life"  -- Enjoy

To avoid the watered down effect that Ice will have on the Whiskey's flavor; Place the Bottle in the freezer for a couple of hours (or store it there) then if needed keep a small glass of water nearby to cleanse your pallet in between sips.

Never put Sugar beverages in as a mix that would just be wrong... Save that for your cheaper whiskeys... Now that you pay $30.00 to $200.00 for a bottle of Whiskey you should respect your purchase and drink it as it was meant to be. ***Note: I stop myself at $80.00 a bottle-- with $50.00 as the Norm***

***Also note: Each bottle is hand marked with a bottle Number and a Cask Number very slick in my simple world....***


Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Feb 6, 2008 - 9:25 pm


  Title: A Message
Feb 4, 2008 - 10:37 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



Click Here


  Title: Winter Biking Fashion Show
Feb 3, 2008 - 4:35 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr







  Title: My Winter Beard : )
Jan 23, 2008 - 3:00 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

And playing with my new Phone.... Never had a Phone that took pictures until today...



  Title: Fed Space Trader and the Top 10
Jan 4, 2008 - 8:08 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

{{{{{It is getting interesting now that my holds are tech level 375 and I can carry 40 million units of product and many of the fed space ports have goods at over 1000 credits per unit }}}}}}

I have been firmly positioned in the top 10 for the past few weeks. I have been playing as a Fed Space Trader the whole time and made it here with very little work or effort.... But be forwarned, playing this way is no fun at all... Now the question is: Do I try to take this strategy to the next level and aim for the top 5.... It would greatly Validate the strategy to do so and I have become use to being bored and taking very few risks.... If you try this strategy remember every gain you make is very small, but it can never be taken away from you..... That is the beauty of it... as long as I play it safe my score is Rock Solid... Take all my Planets; Big Deal.... but that brings me back to the drawback: boredom.... Just how many trades can you make before you go numb
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How to be a Fed Space Trader.
(important: your only ship will be a Super Cargo)

Click Here!!


1.) Map out Fed Space until you think you have most of it recorded.

2.) Buy a SuperCargo Ship

a.) always be aware of your next upgrade price on Hulls.
b.) upgrade as soon as you have the money (always!!!!. Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

3.) Build a small money generating SG and never go back. Make it so it wont hurt to lose it. Never let the planets drop below 80% credits.

4.) When you get your holds to profit making size (around 300 or less) Build a few disposable planets right off of Fed Space.

a.) Base the planet and upgrade to level 222 (is my favorite disposable number)
b.) set the planets to produce Ore and Goods and just enough organics to keep the colonist alive.

5.) Now the assault on Fed Space Ports can begin (everytime you can upgrade your ship do it!!! Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

** When trading goods off of the planet, trade ore back on to the planet; then reverse and trade ore off of the planet, trade goods back onto the planet. Don't neglect to check prices on Organics and energy ports. Colonist Ports (it just seems to be the case) have the best Goods price: trade goods off of the planet and trade colonist on to the planet.

Drawback: It is boring

Appeal: you rarely leave Fedspace and are safe from attack


Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Jan 17, 2008 - 10:42 am


  Title: Probe: New Routine
Jan 2, 2008 - 12:16 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Day One: Place 100 Dumb probes all across the Universe.

Wait.....Read Reports.... Surprise! Many, many SG sectors Found with Dumb Probes

Day Three: Upgrade Probes in groups of Five to Level 222; Place more Dumb Probes as you explore.

Wait.....Read Reports

Day five: make a few of the upgraded Probes Warp probes.

Wait....Read Reports

Repeat at Day three, Until all probes are upgraded....

Wait.... Probe reports get more interesting as you upgrade.....


  Title: Building an SG Tunnel
Dec 22, 2007 - 9:41 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Build an Sg Tunnel and mapping it out as you build it.

Im no smarty pants, but this is how I build my SG's and map them as I build.

Needed:

1 trillion (for a nice deep Hole)
200 SG Missles
any ship will work.
Good Luck is needed

Ideally I want to start my planet build at least 100 billion credits deep in an SG. I will dig and dig a strait line until I reach my 100 billion cost to make ONe SG. Then I build a planet at the very End of the tunnel. Then I decide if I like the hole. If I do not like it the planet becomes an unprotected Money maker. I f I like it I build several planets and make one of the planets a  superPlanet: level 350 up Energy producer.

Mapping:
Since I dug a strait line to my desire back; the new Nav Computers will easily map the SG without getting lost in the NAV computer System to your SG Door. After you have maped out your Door; Start Making SG Loops off of your main path Until there is no attacker dig points. Now you have a sturdy, strait forward SG with Loops, and mapped out.

With a little Plaining you can extend this tech. and premap an insanely large SG with Auto routes to a Device Port or an Upgrade Port.... I just build the simple strait forwrd Looppy SG with one very disapointing Planet at the end of it... I want attackers to be frustrated when they attack...sometimes they get luck and find one of my 5 planet SG's


  Title: Bike Ride
Oct 28, 2007 - 9:44 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I got in shape with a bike, Bought a recumbent instead of a traditional upright bike; I had to retrain my leg muscles to the recumbent (you dont use the same set of muscles as you do on an upright bike.... My legs (I feel) are reconditioned and I am ready for a Long distance trip... I will start with a 100 mile trip with a pick up at the end, then a 200 mile round trip.... This will gage my overnight heal process after a 100 mile ride... I am looking at a 400 mile trip in the future.... My hard-on for bicycling tells me to do the 400 mile trip now, but better judgement will prevail (I hope). I found a friend who will drive a head of me to set up camp, So I will not have to go it alone... I have yet to befriend a crazy person to bike with me on an Ultra long treks.....

  Title: Nav Computer will find SG's
Oct 7, 2007 - 9:28 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Ok... The Nav Computer is fixed now... Here is my new Nav Computer IDEA to find SG's useing The Nav Computer and Probes. GOAL: Find a use for RS probes; Here is the senario:

1.) Determine your patience level, then pick the number of RS probes you want to create. I usually have a 10 probe patience level before my minds starts to wander...

2.) Start using the Nav computer to find sectors you have not visited before: Cut and paste those unknown sector to some data base (Opera has a very friendly system to do this)

3.) Find 10 unknown sectors and then build your probes to go to those sectors in RS....

4.) Release the Probes.....

5.) Go to sleep for a few hours, Scan the probes, Read the probe reports, Then pick up the probes.

6.) Look for the probes that wont RS to the sectors.... these sectors will be FED Space, Alliance Space, or SG...Investigate....

7.) This is not an effective way to search....... (take note)

8.) what you are really doing is building your probe army in small portions without cause brain damage......

9.) do this until you have built up a probe army of 100 warp and Real space probes.....

10.) Now search the universe with your ship. and everytime you visit a new sector release a probe.

11.) this will cover your tracks and double your universe search

** [Oct 21, 2007 - 7:54pm] Valience: How do you "find" these unknown sectors if they're unknown?**

  Warp Links Leaving Sol

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P0SC501 : No data available on this sector.<<<<<<<<<Unknown Sector

Q3TEE10

R134780 : No data available on this sector..<<<<<<<<<Unknown Sector



Manually Built WarpLink Autoroute List

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Q3TEE10 >> S3JE631



More....Have to go to work...



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*** I apologize it was my first time to use the NEW Nav computer *** and it seems I have discovered an exploit.... I used the Nav Computer once and felt so clever at my discovery.... I apologize...


Find SG's with your Nav Computer:

1: randomly add warp links to a auto route

2: when you suspect that you might be in side an SG with the computer... Stop

3. Create autoroute and look to see if what you found is an SG

4. it will tell you if it is (SG) on the end of the route on your auto route controls on the main screen....

5. The question is when I warp through these sectors will they be added to my known universe Map? .... I suspect yes!!!!!

Strategy Build:
(Based on Auto route travel "does" add unknown sectors to your map)

A] Buy a cheap Ship: a Pioneer and a POD!!!
B] Make huge atuoRoutes to explore the universe.
C] Add the known universe to your map very quickly!

OR:

aa] Find an SG with Nav Computer
bb] explore the SG with your Nav computer
cc] find a sector to dig a hole into the lair!!!!!
dd] you no longer have to flood the SG hole with Probes to find a dig site
ee] ooohhhh Boyyyy!!!!

You can do this and never be the acual attacker..... just a mean little trouble maker to SG builders... it could be a way for a small fry to bring down an empire.... but I only suspect that my computer can penetrate past Sector defences.


Entry Edited 8 times - Edited on Oct 22, 2007 - 1:29 pm


  Title: My New Bike
Sep 23, 2007 - 10:55 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I am Buying it tomorrow!!!!! Whooo Hooo!!!!  I still Log around 150 miles a week... I hope to double that with this new bike.... 300 miles a week!!!




It is so fast... Not that I can go this fast but: Top speed on a regular bike is 50 MPH... A recumbent is 80 MPH.... I just road it home.... On my 10 speed I average 13 MPH going to work... My first awkward ride home on the recumbent was an Average of 17 MPH and didnt even start breathing hard so I could have gone faster... I was more worried about wrecking...

The price will set you back and is not something you go into for recreational riding... This is my car, My Transportation to work; which gas cost me $40.00 a week for or what I was looking at because my wife wanted the car and she was going to make me drive the FORD F-150 and that cost $80 dollars a week to commute with... So maybe you can see my dealima.... Compared to gas my fancy $1500.00 bike is a bargan... and when the bike becomes a part of me and I dont feel like I might wreck at any moment I will be able to move that average speed into the 20 MPH and WOW!!!!!

****My Saturday ride will put me at 300 miles in a week!!!! YES*****

Entry Edited 3 times - Edited on Sep 28, 2007 - 7:57 am


  Title: A New Begining
Sep 10, 2007 - 10:17 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lucky "David" Starr awoke in his Escape Pod. "Computer is now Online" "Star Charts Navigation Sytems Online"  Once again we find ourselfs in an unexplored sector of some long forgotten galaxy. "Incoming Transmission! Sounds like a distress call and it is an old and degraded Message....

To (Skreee!) Commands:

Battle (SSSSK!) in Sector R3N5731 five solar (SKreee) an unidentified enemy.  The entire Battle Group of 1 Battle Cruiser, 2 Carriers, 4 Cruisers, 8 Destroyers (SKKKKKKKSSSSS!) ago.  All ships are directed to go to high alert.  If there is any contact with an unidentified hostile force (BUUUUURRRRRRSSSK!) ships are carrying unknown weaponry that can completely bypass current shield frequencies.  (sssssKKK!) ships are required to implement these changes immediately.

Federation Cent (Skreeeee) Out...

"Well, it would appear that we are not alone?  Find the nearest Astroid Belt and Cloak our little Escape Pod."

"Incoming Sector Missle! Evasive Manuvers! Too Late our little Escape Pod was destroyed..." Lucky had just begun to Build a tiny homeworld,but it is obviously not very hidden... Lucky Starr knew this could be a problem in this new hostile universe.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Sep 11, 2007 - 4:30 pm


  Title: Hot Dang!!!!
Sep 7, 2007 - 9:51 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



  Title: New Tournament - 3 Player Teams
Aug 19, 2007 - 2:03 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Re: New Tournament - 3 Player Teams

by Lucky Starr on Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:55 pm
Oculus Sinister is Looking for 2 team-mates to discuss Strategy... I would prefer to have new Players on my team.... I will show you how to play the game "Lucky Starr Style" and that does not equal to being the winner.... Survival Skills is What I Teach..... "RUN WITH THE HUNTED!!!" Join now!!!!! Learn Survival SKILLS in a Hostile Universe!!!!

I need one more team member and Oculus Sinister will be set.... PM me NOW!!!! One week until games start.....


Why make sense, when you can make pizza! -Zippy the Pinhead.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Sep 7, 2007 - 8:13 pm


  Title: Vacation
Aug 15, 2007 - 9:26 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

After every Tourney I take few weeks off from the game....I might just wait until the reset.....

  Title: New Bike
Aug 10, 2007 - 9:59 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I am looking at new Bikes... I keep coming back to this one as my choice....



Aug 11:

I just test drove a real racing bike... It is like nothing is underneath you it is so light? It likes to go, but I know that I could not pack it down like my Old bike.... and I made a turn on top of sand acumulated on pavement and it nearly slid out from under me.... I can only imagine what hitting Old 40 pot holes would be like..... The guy is so excited for me to buy the bike, but other than the Neat-ohh factor... I could never be happy with a Racing bike and after being on one: being in a race.... I would be the guy who always wrecked and took out top contenders at the start of a race... "and there is a pile up on the first Curve!!!!" Nope, for me to have a Racer bike would just be a Poser imbarrasment and I would have to be in denial..... I will ride the bike for the morning coffee break and return it...... Next trial is a recumbant..... But how in the heck would I transport a recumbant without using my Pick-up truck????

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Aug 11, 2007 - 10:04 am


  Title: Bicycle
Jul 22, 2007 - 6:15 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Click Here Mood Music for long rides

July 22

I started Bicycling 2 months ago; Practical Bike Rides with destinations I had to be at or things like:Lunch break. This morning is my first longer distance Ride.... 20 miles all in one shot... I leave in 15 minutes

This might be my last BLOG Entry and it has been nice knowing you folks... If I survive this workout adventure I hope you will welcome my return from The Dawn Abyss of Blacktop Bicycle Madness.

I'm Back....I Live to tell my tale.... It takes me 45 mins to go 10 miles, then the trip back was faster (more Down Hill). Now that I know that I can do it with little to no pain, I will attempt a 30 mile trip (one way) tomorrow... I will commute to work (sigh.....) I left my pickup at my workplace in preparation of this lifestyle changing event....

July 23:
Tomorrow: The Dawn Abyss of Blacktop Bicycle Madness II

Made it!!!! 30 miles (give or take) in 2.5 hours.... I feel great right now, I hope my legs dont stiffen up...... Riding in the dark is NOT reccomended, but do-able, wait for Full Dawn to start out.... I wont, but I should.....

July 24
The Dawn Abyss of Blacktop Bicycle Madness III

Did it again...but this time my legs barely worked when I got off the bike...I need more conditioning.... 30 miles (give or take) in 2.5 hours... I left at the begining of Dawn this time and I felt alot better about it

Prelude to July 25th:

I had a run in with a dog here in Kansas.... It chased me and almost caught me... water splashing from a gutter puddle hit it in its face and it stoped it in its tracks... I imagine it couldnt process the unexpected wetness....

Today: My ride was a struggle to get started.... Self doubt about my stamina and stiffness from yesterdays ride was a little negative voice...but it went away around Balta Grain Elevator ( my point of no return or "what the heck lets do this point...")

My bike was a garage sale Bike and might have been manufactured in 1985. It is a 10 speed, and though I have owned it for almost 15-20 years... I had never really ridden it... One day a few months ago, I looked at it and something clicked in my brain. A determination built and I found out just how bad a shape I was in.... 2 miles, 5 miles, 10 miles, Then the 20 miles made me think about work, which was always my goal trip... I have Items that I might need Eletrical taped to my bike (air pump, water bottle) I use a metal tube from and old wieght set as a Light rack, and i bungle cord my work clothes in a duffle bag to my nice brand new Back-rack... I look just like a resourceful homeless man: dressed in cargo shorts and a white V-neck TShirt...

This Trip to Work is very much like my first 2 mile trip: It hurts!!! I will give it a try for a 3rd time in a row tommorrow...

July 25:

My Bike broke 1/2 way to my work place.... Luckly it was an easy fix with the tightning, rearranging the rear wheel... The shoulders of this road are in bad shape and it shock my rear wheel bolt loose.... but other than my first road repair of my bike; the trip was wonderful...I did encounter two motorist that didn't think I should be on their road and let me know about it...but I like that kind of stuff....and... A new vehical to fear: Road Gratters. Road Gratters are very very scary when they pass you... I dont think they have a clue as to how far their blades stick out... Now I have two vehicals now that I will go into the ditch for: Road Gratters and Wide Load Truckers.... No need to be brave when you see those folks coming up behind you...

July 26th:
Overslept......

July 27-31 I will be in Colorado Springs...I might take my Bike.... I would love to try a bike ride in the mountains or on the streets of Colorado Springs....

Click Here Mood Music for long rides

July 30:

Im back from Colorado and I went for a 20 mile bike ride this morning after the rainstorm... I took my father along for the bike trip and it took an extra long time (he is a walker and not a biker) The hills really hit him hard but he made it at his own pace.... Tomorrow a bike club is starting up here in my town in Kansas.... I will try my best to make it to there evening hours bike rides....I personally prefer Morning bike rides....
  
8:00pm: I just back from a very hard training ride of 20 miles. The rules I made up for myself was 9th gear was the lowest gear I could enter. It was brutal, I was going faster than ever I guess 15 to 20 miles an hour if not faster... I even got a side ache... A huge storm front moved in on top of the town I just biked to, but it looked clear the way I had just came and everyone in the town was in a panic about hail. I decided it would make a wonderful tale to get caught in the middle of a storm, but all I got was a strong sidewind, and I left before I was fully rested. My legs are carved granite now; What a hoot... I was a fat blob just a few months ago....

July 31:

Thunderstorms all morning I went for a short ride against the wind and turned around at the Airport and came back at best maybe a 5 mile ride. I will give the bike club a try tonight. If there are too many little kids, I'll politely disappear. The problem with small towns is you have to accomadate everyone just to build numbers for events.

August 1:

I took a friends car to the upolster shop today... so my bike rides were very short...Thunderstorms tonight... I need to get a rain suit if I am to get my daily miles in... At best 10 miles today...It sucks because I felt very good today... two days in a row of poor performance...Need to get back on track!!!!

August 2:

Lunch break 20 (round trip)mile ride to the next town to get lunch. I got caught in a thunderstorm, which I had always been afraid of happening, but the experience was unexpected....It was wonderful!!!! Warm water splashing up from the road and cold water falling on you from above... It was an odd sensation, and made the bike ride Fun!

August 3:

I finally got to do my 30 mile commute and feel like I am back on track... and that always makes a person feel good... and this time I had no fatigue nor Pain, so I am ready for my next challenge: Commute to then Commute back for a 60 mile total for the day, exclude my lunch bike ride of 5- 20 miles... for a possible 80 miles a day......

Aug 4:

Broke some spokes and my bike is in the Shop for the weekend...No Rides until Tuesday morning or maybe Monday Night...

Aug 7th:

The Bike Repair was completed yesterday and I rode to work this morning! I shaved 5 minutes of of my 2 hour time.... I have been told that the trip can be done in 1.5 hours...but good luck to me reaching that time!!!! That goal is so far in the future I should just leave it alone....

Noon:
I went to the next town for my lunch break and bought Bananas and Peaches for Lunch.... The Peaches got tenderized on the trip back...Im glad I ate the Bananas before I came back 10 miles there 10 miles back.... I did about 50 miles so far today.... I have a 5 mile trip to get to the car that takes me home during the evening... I cant wait for the stamina for a trip back home on my bike!!!!

Pictures: Click Here...

Aug. 8

I did my Commute ride today... I woke up with a pain in my neck... I thought it would go away as I got started...It did go away at about 4:00 this afternoon... SO I did a very slow 30 mile ride... The gentleman that nearly hits me every morning as he zooms by at 90 miles per hour was very kind and generous today... then I noticed the HIPO behind him... I always imagined his evil joy as he scares the poo out of me every morning... I took up practicing reading LiC Plate numbers as cars zoom by.. I was all ready to be a thorn in his side, but the HiPO made him behave... Someone asked me today if I was going to ride back today, But it is too darn Hot for me: WIMPY!!!!

Aug. 9

On my commute I came across some other crazy bikers... I seen them in the distance and started booking it to catch up with them... I brought up the rear because I could tell they were inexperienced: They were hugging the white line like it was a life line and I could see no mirrors. I followed for several miles. I closed enough to hear their voices... I now had to decide to be friendly and say hi or pass them... I added up the situation and decided since they were young ladies I would pass them up... an Old man talking to young ladies on the highway trying to be friendly to them added up as the wrong thing to do.... SO I yelled out, "On THe LEFT!!!" and passed them.

Click here for Music to Bike in Traffic With

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  Title: Spy Setting
Jul 19, 2007 - 11:32 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



This setting works great!!!! I have taken as many planets with it as a moderate attacker has taken, but with no record of when and how it happened the planet is just suddenly mine...and with this setting I seem to steal planets that I have no memory of placing spies on... It works pretty slick!!!! Folks are acually attacking their own planets for me... Every time they land on a planet I get a chance at owning that planet... (I think)

Try it out...you'll like!!!!


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  Title: The Wolf
Jul 4, 2007 - 1:48 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

The Wolf "Rolls the Dice"

David "Lucky" Starr noticed in his daily reports that his mines had been wiped out in his lost home world sector. "MMMMMM, Lets check to see who is in this quadrant?" in a matter of fact way.
"Eight ball! Destroyer of Mine fields is bearing down on us!!" His ships computer AI screams out.
"Wait... our cloak-field generator is working all too well, lets fall back to the adjacent sector"
"aye, aye sir"
"Scan, enemy sectors--and fire at WILL!!!"

Attacking Eight Ball aboard the Bloodied Spirit
Eight Ball's shields are hit for 6,472,123 damage!

Eight Ball's shields are down!


The Sector Missile malfunctioned when it hit the enemy ships armor!

Eight Ball's armor is hit for 1,608,990 damage!
You did not destroy Eight Ball's ship.

Eight Ball lost 1,608,991 armor points and 25,888,493 energy units.



"Eight Ball Corner Pocket...Scratch!!!"


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  Title: Enter the Wolf
Jun 30, 2007 - 10:20 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Enter the Wolf

Conflicting thoughts-- Nevermore; enter the wolf. Lucky read his updated Log and was amazed at the upgrades to the computer data-base, "Probe Reports now report when they find an SG!".

Merchant-- Nevermore; Such a dull life. Earlier that week Lucky had cashed in all of his assets, selling his Super Cargo vessel (meant only for high profit trading) and buying the best Stealth that his money could buy. "Evil, shall not hide. Evil shall be illuminated with Sector-Missiles" chuckled Lucky at his amusement at buying a sleek Stealth. "The wolf drinks the blood of evil-- soon!"

Lucky Starr, searches the universe for souls in need of Sector Missile Baptism:

Attacking Evil Darkprincess aboard the Darkavenger

The Sector Missile malfunctioned when it hit the enemy ships shield!

Darkprincess's shields are hit for 1,278,432 damage!

Darkprincess's shields are down!

Darkprincess's armor is hit for 737,742 damage!
You did not destroy Darkprincess's ship.

Darkprincess lost 737,743 armor points and 5,113,727 energy units.

Darkprincess:


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  Title: Simple Life: Merchant...
Jun 26, 2007 - 8:20 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Simple Life: Merchant...
His memories faded long ago? David ?Lucky? Starr: Space Ranger? Nevermore. Lucky Starr, when he awoke in this universe only felt pain and sorrow for the lives past which he had lived; his reincarnations too numerous to count. Blurred lives past -- one memory, all in the soul of one man. David ?Lucky? Starr had given up all of his glorious titles of the past. Just to live the simple life of a trader/merchant leaving behind the strife of war. ?Let it call, to the young?  mused Lucky, knowing that the time to shed the sheep?s wool was near-- Enter the Wolf.

What conflicting thoughts? The mind control of the She-devil Empress, PhirePhly had shattered his mind in a past life. Evil Incarnate,  that foul beast?s influence tainted this universe as her evil influence tainted every universe that she existed in. Zbop, is the name of the beast in this universe and MoonRaker as her slave.

Zbop and MoonRaker:



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  Title: Probe Invasions
Jun 25, 2007 - 10:01 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

1.) Find a Dead End Sector.

2.) Make an SG.

3.) Release and Build several Warp Probes (5,10, 15, 100?)

* The Probes are trapped between the RS and the SG and have nowhere to go.

4.) Let your teammate and or the scoundrels you have taken a liking too Know The Sector Names.

5.) When your partners (or you) in crime finds an interesting Sector: Dig an SG to the interesting Target Then Dig an SG to the Trapped Probes...

6.) This releases the probes to be Flooded into the Interesting Sectors and Possible Enemy SG's....

7.) Now continue with a regular SG bust up of any found SG's....


My Vision: Several people build a probe Hive and one person activates all the hives at once onto an interesting Sector...Flooding it with Chaos!!!!


  Title: Probe Excitement
Jun 15, 2007 - 8:13 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Exciting!!! Just reading the in-game chat it is wonderful that folks are useing Probes on a larger scale... Here is the Advantage of Using Probes:
You risk nothing in your search of the universe. You float right by SD scanning planet levels, you search for SG fortresses, and the best part you are not even online!!!!!! This is what has always appealed to me about probes.... Send out 50 warp probes, come back in 2 days and see what you found... and you were never online.

Make the game play itself while you are offline!!!! There is nothing more disturbing than a probe warp trail inside of your SG... I find it more disturbing than a Ship warp trail... Ship warp trail you know you have been comprimised, but wth the probe? You have no clue as to how bad the damage is to your empire....

Click Here!!!

Click Here

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  Title: Real Space Probes
Jun 12, 2007 - 11:18 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I was nearly killed trying out different ideas for real space probes (darn you Oakman : )..... RS are dangerous to use to explore the galaxy with. The only safe thing to do with them is safe way to place a Sentry Probes in an enemy RS Sector..... My experiment using them to explore the universe nearly got me killed..... (Double darn you Oakman) I will stick to my warp probes for the time being...

  Title: How to: PROBES
Jun 10, 2007 - 1:58 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Probes, have always facinated me; Here is how I use them:
It all depends how rich you are.

1.)  Bread and Butter Probe (start of the game): Warp Probe (no tech Levels) at the begining of a game I will send out 50 plus of these probes warping around the Universe. What they Do (through out the game): Find Dead End Sectors, SG Sectors, and (my favorite) get destroyed by other players. Periodically they are destroyed by a player in their home sector giving away their sector.

2.) When you find an SG with your Bread and Butter Probe: Dig a SG hole to it. If you can't; try with every move that the probe makes and read the probe reports for possible dig sectors.

* note: doing this makes other players so mad, very mad.

3.) Once you have dug an SG hole to the probes location upgrade its Cloak level and Scanner Level. How Rich are you?  300 probe scanners is what you want and high cloak levels is a plus.  A 300+ level Cloak and scan warp probe is on of the coolest things to read probe reports on!!!!!

* note: since you are making player insane with anger anyway Flood the enemy SG hole with several (bread and butter) warp probes. What this does is mask the warp trails of your newly made Super Probe.... It sucks to lose a super warp probe! and this helps with its survival.

4.) Let your Super Probe do its job and read probe reports several time a day when you find an SG. Dig holes to all of the bread and butter probes that you use to mask the trail of the super probe ; really bust the SG open.  Only dig to your super probe when you fear losing it or it finds its way back to RS. Then store it in the back of one of your SG's and not on your ship.

*note: It sucks to lose all of your super probes with the destruction of your ship. One time I had 100 probes all with varied tech levels on board my ship when the ship was destroyed; I lost every single probe!!! It is best to have a storage SG just for your probes.
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Spy Master

I hesitate to add this: But during the tourney a player on the second day came down with one of my spies. One player attacked my planet, noticed it was junk, left it as trash then the "to be infested" player attacked the same planet... They kept the spy the entire game!!! It was a hoot!!! I would like to thank that un-named player for giving up your team-mates... The info provided was put to good use....



This is a very sound strategy, Blitz gave me some start up money 250 Billion and I invested it in an SG Credit Battery.... I took the rest and started borrowing against it and building one SG planet a day ( and never went back to them) as the cash grew I built larger SG planets.... My Super Cargo is my Score, I sleep in Fed space, and the only thing you can attack is one planet SG's that might have 500,000,000,000 credits on it...but you would have to know where several of my one Planet Sg's are at to hurt my score... My fear this game was getting caught in Real Space out in the middle of no where and the server would start getting freaky on me... So I started building Larger SG planets so I would not have to leave Fed Space.... I t was a crap shoot as to when server freakyness would leave you stranded.... I recommend this strategy to get your games started, and it can carry you easily into the top twenty or even the top ten in any game... Every gain you make can not be taken from you....


How to be a Fed Space Trader.
(important: your only ship will be a Super Cargo)


1.) Map out Fed Space until you think you have most of it recorded.

2.) Buy a SuperCargo Ship

a.) always be aware of your next upgrade price on Hulls.
b.) upgrade as soon as you have the money (always!!!!. Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

3.) Build a small money generating SG and never go back. Make it so it wont hurt to lose it. Never let the planets drop below 80% credits.

4.) When you get your holds to profit making size (around 300 or less) Build a few disposable planets right off of Fed Space.

a.) Base the planet and upgrade to level 222 (is my favorite disposable number)
b.) set the planets to produce Ore and Goods and just enough organics to keep the colonist alive.

5.) Now the assault on Fed Space Ports can begin (everytime you can upgrade your ship do it!!! Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

** When trading goods off of the planet, trade ore back on to the planet; then reverse and trade ore off of the planet, trade goods back onto the planet. Don't neglect to check prices on Organics and energy ports. Colonist Ports (it just seems to be the case) have the best Goods price: trade goods off of the planet and trade colonist on to the planet.

Drawback: It is boring

Appeal: you rarely leave Fedspace and are safe from attack

** Update: I had a hunter sitting on top of my position and with a trade route set up he was unable to make the kill (Nexus, I think was the hunter) My trade originated in Fed Space to a Real Space Planet. It must of been frustrating for him. A juicy target tempting deaths hand.... It was a foolish, dangerous experiment on my part.... But I think it worked and I was Safe!!!!

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  Title: Fed Space Trader
Jun 5, 2007 - 9:22 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My Vacation from the game is over.... After a tourney I always take a break from the main game and just consolidate... This time I took out a huge Loan and waited for it to be paid off before I get serious again... I am down to only 14 Planets.... I will work towards 50 planets.... I want to see just how high I can rise in the ranks as just as a Trader and a small time builder....and my only weapon is probes and spies information given to mercenaries.... There is no info now but there soon will be... so be on the lookout for massive amounts of probe warp trails....

Click Here!!


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  Title: How to be a Fed Space Spymaster
May 24, 2007 - 10:13 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I hesitate to add this: But during the tourney a player on the second day came down with one of my spies. One player attacked my planet, noticed it was junk, left it as trash then the "to be infested" player attacked the same planet... They kept the spy the entire game!!! It was a hoot!!! I would like to thank that un-named player for giving up your team-mates... The info provided was put to good use....

Click Here!!


This is a very sound strategy, Blitz gave me some start up money 250 Billion and I invested it in an SG Credit Battery.... I took the rest and started borrowing against it and building one SG planet a day ( and never went back to them) as the cash grew I built larger SG planets.... My Super Cargo is my Score, I sleep in Fed space, and the only thing you can attack is one planet SG's that might have 500,000,000,000 credits on it...but you would have to know where several of my one Planet Sg's are at to hurt my score... My fear this game was getting caught in Real Space out in the middle of no where and the server would start getting freaky on me... So I started building Larger SG planets so I would not have to leave Fed Space.... I t was a crap shoot as to when server freakyness would leave you stranded.... I recommend this strategy to get your games started, and it can carry you easily into the top twenty or even the top ten in any game... Every gain you make can not be taken from you....


How to be a Fed Space Trader.
(important: your only ship will be a Super Cargo)

Click Here!!


1.) Map out Fed Space until you think you have most of it recorded.

2.) Buy a SuperCargo Ship

a.) always be aware of your next upgrade price on Hulls.
b.) upgrade as soon as you have the money (always!!!!. Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

3.) Build a small money generating SG and never go back. Make it so it wont hurt to lose it. Never let the planets drop below 80% credits.

4.) When you get your holds to profit making size (around 300 or less) Build a few disposable planets right off of Fed Space.

a.) Base the planet and upgrade to level 222 (is my favorite disposable number)
b.) set the planets to produce Ore and Goods and just enough organics to keep the colonist alive.

5.) Now the assault on Fed Space Ports can begin (everytime you can upgrade your ship do it!!! Your trading power in hulls compensates for your lack of engines)

** When trading goods off of the planet, trade ore back on to the planet; then reverse and trade ore off of the planet, trade goods back onto the planet. Don't neglect to check prices on Organics and energy ports. Colonist Ports (it just seems to be the case) have the best Goods price: trade goods off of the planet and trade colonist on to the planet.

Drawback: It is boring

Appeal: you rarely leave Fedspace and are safe from attack

** Update: I had a hunter sitting on top of my position and with a trade route set up he was unable to make the kill (Nexus, I think was the hunter) My trade originated in Fed Space to a Real Space Planet. It must of been frustrating for him. A juicy target tempting deaths hand.... It was a foolish, dangerous experiment on my part.... But I think it worked and I was Safe!!!!

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  Title: Die, it!
May 17, 2007 - 10:18 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I started a Diet a month ago and to date I have lost 21 Pounds.... I am down to 199 pounds (190 pounds as of August 1, 2007) with a dream Goal of 160 pounds (high school wrestling weight) or a happiness weight of 180 pounds ( what I wieghed at 35 years old) I have been doing a pseudo weight watchers diet using points for each food Item, I eat constantly and I am never hungry, but to do so I had to go Vegetarian meals all day long, then a meat meal in the evening. If you can make it past the first two weeks Diets are easy, but that first two weeks I thought I might Cheat at every turn...

I might start working out soon... I was born with great strength... at 14 years old (body weight of 145)  I could bench press 300 pounds so I use to be a beast.... Now I?m am just a fat slob, but another ten pounds more I might be able to make out my old body shape.... If you go on a diet it becomes your religion and you talk about it to everyone and they politely act interested as their eyes roll up into their skulls... so be forewarned....







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  Title: 9999
May 8, 2007 - 9:04 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

9999 times Viewed for this BLOG.... I need to create some interesting items to pass the next two folks up.... MMMM.... What kind of spice should I add to my Blog entries?

  Title: Tournament: Fed Space Trader
May 5, 2007 - 4:29 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Team Captain,
Ablitz

During the time period that the Tournament takes place my workplace will be very, very busy. I am wanting to start out as a fed-space trader and populate team planets with a Super Cargo ship. My play-time will be very limited with workplace worries and lack of Play-time. I have found the strategy to be very sound for my style of play, but only time will tell if it is a sound strategy for tournament play...

Please consider this (personal) stragegy for the upcoming tournament.

Sincerely,
your future team-member....


Lucky Starr

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  Title: Bad Motto
May 1, 2007 - 2:21 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I find myself having to do favors and work for folks who will never return the favor. I shouldnt think about it and just do it..... My paycheck will be the same, but when I fall behind on my work--- Where will those free loaders be? They will go and hide, Im sure...

Bad (but true) Motto:

When you help a person down on their luck; they will always remember you-- When they are down on their luck again.

(the second time you help them out...they rarely say please or thank-you; wait they didnt say please or thankyou the first time)



  Title: Out line for the Story
Apr 26, 2007 - 2:26 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

(Loss of Memory story) Wake up in Fed Space.... (Look over Rankings for a scapegoat for all my troubles)

Excellent... Back to SOL again... Lucky Starr will have to start over and kicks everyone off of his Team... I was knocked so Low that it did not make sense for my teammates to support me.

On the Move again: Back up to Rank 28 (I was Knocked down in the Rankings well below 40 From a high of Rank 15 when I was killed)... Slow Growth... Experimenting with Auto Trade and Spies..... Sleep in Fed Space, until I get that familaiar itch.... to be in the top 20....

Oculus Sinister was at peace with the forces of the Universe. Until the Usurpers, Lean and Hungry for power, rose from the primordial muck, leftover refuse of the Galaxy. Once Master of............ now Master of a mis-shappen Empire. In His mind..........

I am growing faster than the rest of the folks in my score range.  but am ill prepared to defend any part of my small empire.. So I am prepared to lose it all knowingly.... I am all ship and one planet in score, so it should be interesting (if not attacked) if I can keep out growing my score field of competetors...

Almost to the Top twenty... I have been making my planets too tough for smaller players... Keeping a Low profile, acting as a fed space trader. I am starting to send Probes to my planets before I physically warp there, being peaceful, It pays to be cautious..... Layed back Play, non stressful, but I will grow bored with being a Trader... I need to build SG's for when I transform back into War mode.

Im In the top twenty now.. Cargo ship only... I am a trading machine-- its boring but it is still outgrowing the other players in my rank range... I will keep it up until I can no longer keep moving up past other players.

MoonRaker, listed his profile ( I just noticed ) I will use this as motivation to get serious about my gameplay.... I still move up in the ranks and score with my new strategy, But I feel a limitation of growth coming up with doing the pure trader stragegy... Hold prices are getting very expensive....

But, One good trade, usually at a Goods port is 8,000,000,000 credits now! I got just enough planets to keep a steady, Slow, growth rate....I still sleep in Fed space and I keep on growing past my competitors... I lost my faith in owning planets....

Moonraker and Junkmaster are out growing me.

Real-Life: My old Art Teacher position opened up. I have been thinking about appling, but have little intrest in being a coach for any sport...and in a small town they do not hire teachers, they hire coaches....


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  Title: Trading Exploit?
Apr 24, 2007 - 9:06 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Trading Exploit?

I find a depleted Organics port that has excellent Goods (100,000,000) Buying price.

I find a Goods port that is full up (100,000,000)

I start a trade route and start trading with the Organics as the start port.

(mystery here) The port is out of (Selling) Organics, I trade 3 times one trade buys Goods, one trade Sells Goods, and the third trade I get I free load of Organics. I sell the Organics at a totally different port. Then repeat the process This goes on until I have recieved 100,000,000 free organics...

Organics suck, and I did not try it in the reverse to get a free load of goods with a depleted Goods port ( I thought about it) but it works with Organis as the starting point (unless I am totally off base.)

I have done it about 10 times to see if what is happening is really happening and I think that it is...

This seems to happen every single time.... But is it really? I was hopeing for someone else to try it, and if it is a bug it can be reported...What the heck Ill rport it now.


  Title: Poetry Reading
Apr 22, 2007 - 12:28 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

went to my first Poetry reading ever last night... I was nervous driving up to the location, but once I entered the building I was fine... I didn't just read my Poems, I really played them up, and had whiskey Bottles as Props.... It seemed to be a crowd pleaser... there was about 20 people who showed up... I had a blast!!! I took on the persona of a loud drunk While reading my whiskey poems, so it did not matter if the poems sucked, the acting had the crowd laughing out loud....

  Title: Learning to Swim
Apr 2, 2007 - 11:45 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I learned how to swim by my father throwing me into the deep end of the pool... My Family has that cruel trait: teaching their young about life by making life hard. The greatest was my grandfather teaching me about electric fences. He would always say "Damn, that looks like it hurt! You know what? It didnt hurt me, didnt feel a thing....." Then I would be scoulded for listening to him in the first place.  

When I was in Junior High he taught me how to fight with a knife, that was pretty cool. After the lessons he then told me " If your stupid enough to bring a knife to a fight your as good as dead if they take that knife away from you and begging for mercy will get you nowhere -- it is too late for mercy when you had the crazy idea to bring the knife...every fight ends with death"

I have always been able to walk away from a fight and have never been in a fight. I guess all the training was just to keep young hormones in check. Now at 40 I have no interest in cracking skulls. To get right down to it I hate to cause pain to any living thing. I have grown fat and lazy, I should get back into competition shape and at the very least pretend to be happy. If I pretend... it just might become reality...


  Title: Poetry
Apr 1, 2007 - 12:23 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

www.poetry.com, is a friendly internet scam.... I am aware of their scam and how they make you feel very good about your work in order to pry money out of your wallet. With that said they have a very fun Website where you can vote for poetry in what on the surface looks like an honest feedback in their voting system.... I invite you all to vote or Rate my Poetry.... but be careful about signing up for anything....They will hound you Via US Mail and internet Email.....


Vote/rate for me at:

http://www.poetry.com/voteforme/poemvote1.asp?PID=11931021


  Title: New Subject Matters
Mar 16, 2007 - 3:39 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I'm tired writing about Whiskey.... There is more Evil in my life than Whiskey... But the other evils in my life are still breathing and would take offense to Bad poetry; turned Evil being written about them... SO what other stuff can I write about.... Middle School? High school Stuff? That should be mostly safe subject matter..... I will give it a try...

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  Title: Sweet Misery and Pain?.
Mar 13, 2007 - 11:21 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Sweet Misery and Pain?.

Went to the Liquor store, just to be close to the Whiskey?
I was so thirsty, My arms ached to the finger tips.
My legs felt weak, My brain was appalled!

Damn, that Scotch would taste good.
I took the High Road, I am so proud of myself
What they had in stock was not good enough

So I order a bottle of Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch.
The will power I showed was amazing,
But just wait until that Bottle arrives!

Sweet Misery and Pain?.

The Bottle arrives: 110 proof Scotch Whiskey
I open the bottle and the whole house is filled
with its Smokey Smell? I wonder if I should break out

The Cigars?..

I have never experienced-- Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch.
I knew I was in for a special treat when
the smell of the open bottle polluted the entire house.

Cask Strength?..

Lets pour a glass: Oh My! One sip?. Lets add water;
this whiskey is stout and to the point about its intentions.
After just one glass  the aftertaste was one of pure smoke

and sweetness and Misery and pain?.




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  Title: Whiskey Never Disappoints?
Mar 3, 2007 - 4:35 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Today; discovering once again
I am not as smart as I pretend.

Finish off the day with Scotch Whiskey
And cheap porn.

Night is going to be predictable;
Porn is bad, very bad,
Whiskey never disappoints?

Doubt she realizes that is genital warts
On his penis. She has them too?

Not the effect I was looking for in the Porn;
Should stick with Scotch
Whiskey never disappoints?

Put the Porn on fast forward;
Drink the whiskey slow.
Whiskey never disappoints?

Movie is over-- Thank God!!!
Brian calls; for the last time tonight.

It is time to get serious about the Scotch
Whiskey never disappoints?

When morning arrives, I will get what I deserve

Whiskey never disappoints?



  Title: A Stupid Life
Feb 26, 2007 - 11:20 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

A Stupid Life?

Everyone wants a life they can call their own--
Even if it is a stupid life.
From a perspective point, mine is a stupid life.

People with very high IQ?s; but very small minds--
How can this be?
They think that they have a life, but it is a stupid life.

America?s poor once hard working and noble;
Now corrupted by Social Services--
Why did this happen?
They live a stupid life?

I can go on, but I am lost in a moment?
I am not really defining Stupid, nor am I defining Life.
So my expression of dissatisfactions,
Must be from a perspective point--

Mine is a stupid life.

Peter Cochran


  Title: Whiskey Haiku
Feb 24, 2007 - 2:51 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Bottle of Whiskey
Poured over Water and Ice
The smokey aroma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYAI9AXURos

Sunrise morning blue
Reflections off of water
Foreground black as night

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  Title: Scotch Whiskey
Feb 23, 2007 - 11:28 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Scotch Whiskey

New Bottle; Scotch Whiskey,
Johnnie Walker Red--
Open the Bottle?

Smokey Aroma
Fills my senses

(I thought about the flavor earlier today?)

Lust Filled my Heart;
Lust for the Flavor,
Lust for the Aroma,
Lust for your letters in the Mail?

(I thought about the flavor earlier today?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhDFfmb-W3U

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  Title: Without us...
Feb 22, 2007 - 11:22 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Without us...

A pistol and a bullet
A new American Retirement Plan
We seem so dead
In the first place.

No suffering
No Hunger
No pain

Without us
Life
Would  Flourish.

No suffering
No Hunger
No pain

Earth would replenish
Herself
To her former glory.

Without us?.


  Title: Young Fractured Memories
Feb 20, 2007 - 9:32 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Who do you draw your essence from,
and who is drawing essence from you?

Big Thompson Flood.
Summer 1976.

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

Cars,
Campers,
Entire Houses
Raging?. By ?..cabin.

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

Cars?headlights on.
Campers?.lights on .
Chaos ?.. dead bodies
raging by ??few yards ??front door.

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

Safe haven ?.swept away?.. anytime.

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

Uncle?.saved people?out of  river  
different Uncle ?..hid?..refused
to help?.brave Uncle,

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

third Uncle?..aunts
organize everybody  
Bail out water
floor of the cabin.

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

Cabin?..small
Saved ?? 30 people
Woman  
cold turkey
drug withdrawals,
Heroin

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

human nature
very young age.
engrained in me
brave people in your life?

Flash ?.lightning
Flash?.power lines
Falling?.. bloated River;

cowards
cry in the corner
everyone else
experiencing
same terror.
Brave

Who do you draw your essence from,
and who is drawing essence from you?


http://www.coloradoan.com/news/thompson/index.html


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  Title: Bad Poetry, gone Ugly...
Feb 20, 2007 - 1:51 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My new passion of the moment is Bad Poetry, gone Ugly... I am letting the thoughts that usually stay well behind good judgement (in my head); to let them pass by good judgement into the real world.... I have 40 years of evil thoughts built up in my brain just festering away.... I no longer want to claim them as my own; alone...turning into poison....

  Title: Crown and Coke
Feb 19, 2007 - 8:47 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



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  Title: The Bottle
Feb 17, 2007 - 11:57 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr



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  Title: Self Portrait
Feb 10, 2007 - 2:13 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



oops....This Poem is not by me.... Stephen R Donaldson is the creater of this one
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  Title: Lucky Starr: Oculus Sinister
Dec 23, 2006 - 1:28 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Starlog 1-2
I have started a new Combat Group: Oculus Sinister and invited one Player to join.... Others will follow.... I have started a new Planet... The universe is still new so I took a risk: Did some trading, Spent all of my fuel, and put all my Credits I made on the planet,  and I sleep in SOL.... I also added Sector Defense to my small Planet....

Starlog 3
The None has joined the Oculus Sinister Combat Group so I sent out anougher invite to join Oculus Sinister to a different Player. My Probe Army is looking for new build sectors and other signs of civilization in the universe. The Probes are working Very well, but the most valuable things that I have found is just dead end sectors.... I ll save that information for when I have enough cash to start my first SG..... There is plenty of time to make it to the top ten in the universe... I am content to let my probes play the game for me in the present..
Jaabaa has joined Oculus Sinister, I have sent him some build sectors and I will help him to learn the game....Black Bear has joined the Oculus Sinister Combat Group.... 4 members now, It is time to let my planet slowly grow

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  Title: Trade Routes
Dec 13, 2006 - 8:08 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr



1. Find a port that is selling the product that you want to sell.

2. Find a port that buys what you are selling.

3. It is best to find ports that will trade two products in between the two ports.

4. Now you choose your product that your ship will pick up at each port.

5. Is the the trade a Real Space Trade or a Warp Trade.

6. decide if you want to trade energy.

7. Experiment, you will feel silly after you discover how easy it is to set up a trade route.

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  Title: Riddick gets a missle in his eye
Dec 4, 2006 - 10:04 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Tonight, was great!!! I was sitting in my Hotel room typing a report and responding to emails, when I get an instant Message from Phirephyl; that she and Riddick were in the process of attacking my sectors and that I needed to hurry to catch Riddick in the act of attacking my planets.... WOOOO HOOOO I thought.... I checked the rankings and yes Riddick was a good Player (im Evil)!!!! I logged on immediately and warped to our hunt sector and there he was....having his way with my planet!!!!!!! Without hesitation I fired my Missle as PhirePhyle sent me as message: "did you catch him in time!!!!" My heart was pounding with excitement as I could answer: YES.... about 350,000,000 energy was on board, But I did not destroy his ship....darn. I wonder if 300 mill energy is enough to hurt?" I asked riddick and he said it was minimal damage.... Even if it was, I had a hoot..... Phirephly when, she puts her mind to smacking down the little guy is sooooo evil.... I just hold the rank of evil, but she is: Incarnate...

Thanks Phirephly, you made my night wonderful!!!!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZSrXsGct6g

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  Title: Kansas City
Dec 1, 2006 - 8:44 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I am headed to KC this Sunday to attend a Training for my Work.... Something to do with Marketing....Should be interesting...

  Title: Singing Praises for My Probes
Nov 28, 2006 - 8:43 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I keep on finding SG's with my Probes!!!! The probes have no tech levels and they are still warping right through SD...... HOW COOL..... I like.....

Since PhirePhly changed the game for me.... The probe is all I have, until I can raise my cash base back up.......


  Title: PhirePhly: Kills Lucky Starr
Nov 24, 2006 - 8:51 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

(After Re-reading Blog Entry apology: "You can read anger and Dismay into this Blog and the comments that Follow...But in reality there is no Anger; Dismay: yes...... I have to start  all Over with No Cash and No ship... My two Super Planets are the only things keeping me in the top Twenty. I sleep in Fed Space for the rest of the game Defeated)

Oh Well..... Dang how many times is PhirePhly going to make me start over from scratch? PhirePhly knows every one of my sectors. Today as I log off the Alliance Leader was in my sector... I took it as an Omen of bad things to come..... and less than 2 hours later I am Dead.....

My last Battle with PhirePhly, a few weeks ago, the Federations Battle Cruiser was in my sector AS I fought off their team...... I am now paranoid when I see The Federation and the Alliance Ships..... From now on, I am going to associate seeing the Federation and the Alliance Leader as an Omen of DOOM (PhirePhly)!!!!

I am not one to cry UNCLE, but I need to abandon everyone of my sectors and start over.... Phirephly is poised to destroy everything I own in AAT. It would seem strange to me to commit suicide, but that might be the way to go. then come back and start over in secret with a clean slate.

Planet captured! November 24 2006 19:34
Your planet SGD N 14-1 in sector S1G89D2 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 19:34
Your planet SGD N 14-1 in sector S1G89D2 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 19:28
Your planet SGD N 11-2 in sector R5G99D2 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 19:28
Your planet SGD N 11-2 in sector R5G99D2 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 19:13
Your planet Backwoods6 in sector Q48E736 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 19:13
Your planet Backwoods6 in sector Q48E736 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 19:10
Your planet BackWoods5 in sector P1CD736 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 19:10
Your planet BackWoods5 in sector P1CD736 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 19:09
Your planet Backwood7 in sector Q1S8836 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 19:09
Your planet Backwood7 in sector Q1S8836 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 19:02
Your planet BackWoods4 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 19:02
Your planet BackWoods4 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 19:00
Your planet BackWoods in sector R5Q5236 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 19:00
Your planet BackWoods in sector R5Q5236 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Combat lost! November 24 2006 19:00
You ship is being attacked by PhirePhly. Try as you might, you cannot defend yourself against PhirePhly's superior weaponry. Your ship was destroyed. You did not have an escape pod, you died.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 18:59
Your planet Backwoods1 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 18:59
Your planet Backwoods1 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 18:58
Your planet Backwoods2 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 18:58
Your planet Backwoods2 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Planet captured! November 24 2006 18:56
Your planet BackWoods3 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.
Planet defeated! November 24 2006 18:56
Your planet BackWoods3 in sector R5Q5236 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.

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  Title: Lucky Starr's: Green Bean and Dumbling Stew
Nov 20, 2006 - 5:28 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

3 cans Fancy Cut Green Beans
1 Can Blackeyed Peas
1 Pound Bacon (for future Heart Attack: Yummy!!!)
3 or less cheap packages of white peppered gravey mix
6 or less EGGS
2 cups Flour (get it from your Neighbor if you have none)


Not Finished.............


  Title: Evil
Nov 19, 2006 - 12:22 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I am now the most Evil Player in the Universe in the rankings... To grow my Empire I am making my planets easily attackable by smaller Players...
I wouldnt dare ruining the game for anyone, but as soon as they attack me they turn into instant Good Guys, I swoop in and put spies on all of there planets... It did cross my mind to attack, but that is how I got my Bounty the last time..... I will just Spy-infest them.... I have my spies set to board Ships and decrease population, steal money, and capture planet... My cloak level has surpassed their scan levels dramatically...


  Title: New Probe Use
Nov 17, 2006 - 12:13 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Use warp Probes to muddy up your warp trails inside of an SG.... Im thinking of it as a gaurd dog that barks but does not bite.....It wanders around the SG Lost and cannot escape. I will try it to see how it works... I cannot see my own warp trails, but it is working great in my imagination....But so did the super Cloaked Planet: Darn you folks, another wasted daydream session.......

Ok... I got my brand new SG infested with Warp Props... I coded the Probes:

Engines: 1
Sensors: 223
Cloak:    222

I might Up the sensor levels when I am cash rich again.... I spent all my money when I thought I was about to die on my super cloak planet..... DARN YOU Folks.....


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  Title: Downfall of the
Nov 15, 2006 - 10:57 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

The team I belong to fell victom to over building and not being able to keep up with the demands of such a huge empire of planets. So very few of the sectors had good protection. I had one SG Hole, well defended, that has not Fallen but the door was taken so I stripped the planets bare.

I have switched my strategy..... No more SD build up and just enough SD to keep the sheep out. None of the planets will be loaded with cash and I will have one Base Planet that has very high Cloak Levels. My new Base Planet (at this point in time) has 419 Level cloak and I have a back up Base Planet with 405 level Cloak.

Time will tell if this is a Viable Strategey or not, but my thinking is: with the cloak levels so high, the ship with high enough scan levels to break the cloak, and to Nova the Planet would be very expensive to the attacker. And in the end they would most likely have nothing to show for their efforts.

Nov 15, 2006 - 7:36pm] Tarnus Harten: Nothing but to put a hurt on you.  The cost for those levels is pretty high.  And a good player only needs to see it once.  I know if I come into a sector where I see sector ownership I know its cloaked.  Refresh enough times, and  it will show.  Guess what.... I have your planet number now.  Copy the link.  Go grab my nova ship paste the link, BOOM baby BOOM.   Good bye expensive planet.  Course I did say a "GOOD" player   Note: If your SG is big and deep enough, they may never find it.  With the ability to link you can build an SG with interlooping sectors that unless some one hand maps it out, they may never find you.  

Just something to think about

[Nov 15, 2006 - 8:03pm] Lucky Starr: No SD.... No Sector Ownership.... or so it would seem...I think I am Safe.... And about the Link and then coping it I did not know you could do that..... Would that be concidered an exploit?

There is no sector ownership if you have no SD I am sure of this
[Nov 15, 2006 - 10:55pm] Tarnus Harten: To some it might be, but in actuality, there is no way to prevent a link from showing up.  There are probably ways to take that ability away.  Not sure how easily though.  

Note:  There are many things that you can use links in the game for.  Many people take advantage of them.  Some of them we have been able to prevent.  Some of them we can't.  ALthough anything that is a serious exploit we try to take away from players.  
[Nov 16, 2006 - 9:14am] Lucky Starr: Ok... I have been found on my super-cloaked planet scaned and bombed.... point has been made.... DARN!!!!
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Back to my old strategy.... I need to rebuild my cash flow after the siege... I build deep SG holes that only have One sector with developed Planets. I give myself 2 days to develope the sector Then I move on to the next newly built SG and Do so again.... I need to get back to Ship Upgrade Mode and have the cash flow to do so.... I would like to lose my evil status, but have not done so as of yet. But given My evil status, as soon as someone attacks me they seem to instantly turn Good in rank.




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  Title: PhirePhly: Brutal Assaults
Nov 10, 2006 - 11:01 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lucky Starr, is having a ton of fun..... So keep up your assault...... You will see more probes very soon!!!!!! I have never played for rank, so if I dont die, I will be in a very good position to cause chaos....



Planet captured! November 10 2006 13:17
Your planet Unknown in sector T5WFB92 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 13:17
Your planet Unknown in sector T5WFB92 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 13:12
Your planet Calipso in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 13:12
Your planet Calipso in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 13:11
Your planet Orserump FF1:5 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 13:11
Your planet Orserump FF1:5 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 13:10
Your planet Orserump FF1:2 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 13:10
Your planet Orserump FF1:2 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 13:09
Your planet Orserump FF1:1 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 13:09
Your planet Orserump FF1:1 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 13:08
Your planet Orserump FF1:4 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 13:08
Your planet Orserump FF1:4 in sector R5P7FF1 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance


Planet captured! November 10 2006 10:22
Your planet Esparta-2 in sector 555555 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 10:22
Your planet Esparta-2 in sector 5555555 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 10:21
Your planet Esparta in sector 5555555 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 10:21
Your planet Esparta in sector 5555555 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 09:43
Your planet 400 B in sector 5555555 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 09:43
Your planet 400 B in sector 555555 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 09:42
Your planet 200b in sector 5555555 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 09:42
Your planet 200b in sector 5555555 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 09:41
Your planet 100B in sector 555555 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 09:41
Your planet 100B in sector 555555 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet captured! November 10 2006 09:40
Your planet 300b in sector 555555 was defeated and captured by the wretched PhirePhly.


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Planet defeated! November 10 2006 09:40
Your planet 300b in sector 555555 was defeated in battle by the wretched PhirePhly. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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  Title: Awake: The Scent of War!!!
Nov 5, 2006 - 2:30 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

The Federation has let loose a terrible new weapon into the universe: The Probe. Lucky Starr, Captain of the Roger Young, Has let loose 100's of Probes into the universe. First he was curious and targeted every occupied sector, then he realized the potential and started to target the Super Powers of the Universe-- The Royal Family: Dwelves!!! Lucky is uncertain about his survival, but that has never stopped him before. The Empresses Reign has been long and harsh. Rise up good citizens!!!! She tells us to Eat CAKE!!!! I say we storm the Royal Palace and dine on all of the sweets!!!

Lucky Starr, has used his probes to break through many of the fortresses of the Tyrannical Royal Family: Dwelves. Attacking one planet only, but knowing that the Royals will wipe him off of the historical records for his transgressions. One thing that Lucky did notice was a large number of the Royal Planets that have gone INDY-- Willing to face the cruel universe alone rather than be under the cruel THUMB of the Dwelves!!!!!

Rise up good citizens!!!! We shall eat cake in the palace of the DWELVES, but only with your help!!!!! Rise up Good citizens and strike at the very heart  of the cruel EMPIRE OF THE DWELVES!!!!!


A Tainted Veiw Of Eventsclick here



The Royal Family: DWELVES

Araqielclick here

Nov 4, 2006 - 7:11pm] PhirePhly: Captain Lucky Starr:
You definately like playing with fire. The probes are an intrusion of our naps with your team and maybe your statement is correct when you 'fear for your life'.
Signed: PhirePhly, Captain of the Crossblade

Sector Missile IMPACT! November 05 2006 14:55
Your ship was attacked by Araqiel using a Sector Missile. You lost 0 armor points and 0 energy units in the attack.
Sector Missile Emergency warp failed! November 05 2006 14:55
Your sensors detect Araqiel's Sector Missile attack and engage the Emergency Warp Device. You hear a strange choking sound coming from the engines room and smell burned circuitry. "Stupid piece of crap!", you yell, kicking at the computer. You brace for impact!
INCOMING SECTOR MISSILE DETECTED November 05 2006 14:55
Ship Sensors detected an incoming Sector Missile being fired from 55555 by Araqiel!
Sector Missile IMPACT! November 05 2006 14:53
Your ship was attacked by Unknown using a Sector Missile. You lost 0 armor points and 0 energy units in the attack.
Logged in November 05 2006 14:47
You have logged in, from 66.232.208.104.
Planet captured! November 05 2006 14:39
Your planet Lab 00011 in sector 555555 was defeated and captured by the wretched Araqiel.
Planet defeated! November 05 2006 14:39
Your planet Lab 00011 in sector555555 was defeated in battle by the wretched Araqiel. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.

Sector Missile IMPACT! November 05 2006 15:09
Your ship was attacked by Unknown using a Sector Missile. You lost 0 armor points and 0 energy units in the attack.
Sector Missile IMPACT! November 05 2006 15:04
Your ship was attacked by Unknown using a Sector Missile. You lost 0 armor points and 0 energy units in the attack.
Sector Missile IMPACT! November 05 2006 15:03
Your ship was attacked by Unknown using a Sector Missile. You lost 0 armor points and 0 energy units in the attack.
Sector Missile IMPACT! November 05 2006 14:55
Your ship was attacked by Araqiel using a Sector Missile. You lost 0 armor points and 0 energy units in the attack.
Sector Missile Emergency warp failed! November 05 2006 14:55
Your sensors detect Araqiel's Sector Missile attack and engage the Emergency Warp Device. You hear a strange choking sound coming from the engines room and smell burned circuitry. "Stupid piece of crap!", you yell, kicking at the computer. You brace for impact!
INCOMING SECTOR MISSILE DETECTED November 05 2006 14:55
Ship Sensors detected an incoming Sector Missile being fired from T402691 by Araqiel!
Sector Missile IMPACT! November 05 2006 14:53
Your ship was attacked by Unknown using a Sector Missile. You lost 0 armor points and 0 energy units in the attack.
Logged in November 05 2006 14:47
You have logged in, from 66.232.208.104.
Planet captured! November 05 2006 14:39
Your planet Lab 00011 in sector T402691 was defeated and captured by the wretched Araqiel.
Planet defeated! November 05 2006 14:39
Your planet Lab 00011 in sector T402691 was defeated in battle by the wretched Araqiel. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.
Logged out


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  Title: Probe invasions
Oct 29, 2006 - 4:02 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

With the new warp probes working excellent at invading SG's; I am very happy. I will attempt to convince other players to help me invade top player SG's with Probes and share the information. It took me an hour to invade an SG only to 3 sectors deep. but if others were helping we could cut down the time to explore the SG for an SG backdoor location to punch through... The probes only seem to move every 5 minutes and not all at a time.



1) Every time a Probe moves deeper into an SG, View the Probe, then send the next Probe....

2) Send the target sectors to a friend or an attacker and they do the same.

3.) eventually some lucky person will come up with a break through Sector.

I have sent my info to Sea_Bisquit, I have no clue if he will follow through... But the intrigue potential that has been added to the game has increased 100% from 0%.... I fear for my own safety as I try to infiltrate other players SG's......

4) I over utilized my Probes and have no way to sort the ones that are already in their assigned sectors.... To make the best of my over saturation I have started codeing the probes by their puchased tech levels.

Engines: 1 = SG DOOR
Engines: 2 = 2nd level SG sector
Engines: 3 = 3rd layer SG Sector

With my over saturation I will have to write everything down or at least spread sheet the whole mess of information.... I have started my level 2 and 3 layers and when I have those in place the information and the remembring part wont be so difficult since you can sort the probe information in the game (better double check that last statment)... Hot Dang! I can sort my engine levels; this should make sorting my over saturation problem much easier......

5) I will start adding a digit for the rank of the person I have targeted so I know who to concentrate on; and be able to sort information for possible sale to other players; and knowing exactly who I am looking at or who I am selling information on.
Engines: 11 = SG DOOR Rank #1
Engines: 12 = 2nd level SG sector Rank #1
Engines: 23 = 3rd layer SG Sector Rank #2

6) My Daily Probe report is 125 pages long.....GEEE wizzzzzzz!!!!

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  Title: Boom!!!
Oct 25, 2006 - 7:24 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

He was in a steath Ship..... I had just took on the energy to create warp links for my own hunt sectors and while making the 3 Hunt link --- BOOOOM! I was very amused and went to find out how much damage it had done.... 40 to 50 trillion in repair cost: Ouch! Im happy I did not have a full load of energy... Just looking at the damage amounts more energy might have destroyed the entire ship.


Sector Missile IMPACT! October 25 2006 19:03
Your ship was attacked by Sea_Biscuit using a Sector Missile. You lost 3192008 armor points and 17709732 energy units in the attack.


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Sector Missile Emergency warp failed! October 25 2006 19:03
Your sensors detect Sea_Biscuit's Sector Missile attack and engage the Emergency Warp Device. You hear a strange choking sound coming from the engines room and smell burned circuitry. "Stupid piece of crap!", you yell, kicking at the computer. You brace for impact!


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INCOMING SECTOR MISSILE DETECTED October 25 2006 19:03
Ship Sensors detected an incoming Sector Missile being fired from S1F1B71 by Sea_Biscuit!


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  Title: Hey!
Oct 17, 2006 - 3:55 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Im Back in the top ten blogs again.... I will recreate my Blog back to its old glory days before the server crash! This time I will save all my work. I was very taken back and silent after that crash... I need some fresh ideas, the old idea is still fine: Fiction and short story input

  Title: AAT- Fuel up Food
Oct 16, 2006 - 12:38 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lucky Starr's Heart Attack Sandwich

Needed:

George Forman Grill
1 Egg
2 Slices of Bread
2 Slices 1/4 inch thick SPAM (or meat of choice)
1 Slice American Cheese (or cheese of choice)

While heating your George Forman Grill --- Crack Egg into bowl. Add Pepper to the Eggs (salt for even higher blood pressure). Then soak 1 side of each of the 2 bread slices in the Egg.  Place 1 Slice of bread onto the grill (egg-side down), then layer with SPAM (meat), Cheese, and last piece of bread (egg-side up). Close Grill, then wait for Cheese to melt and egg to cook.

Enjoy, then kick some (A) on AAT.


  Title: New
Sep 29, 2006 - 1:12 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I am in the top 20 with less than 30 planets. owning a barebones Voyager and a mid range Cargo ship..... I think that I am doing pretty well without a whole lot of effort....

input welcome!!!


  Title: Test: X
Aug 21, 2006 - 3:27 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Devil Doll video by X



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  Title: Continued.....
Jul 29, 2006 - 3:16 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

http://www.bertmonroy.com/fineart/text/fineart_damen.htm

The Image in this link looks like a watercolor, but has been made in Photoshop... Could the artist who created this image in photoshop have created the same image as a watercolor? and if he could not re-create the image as a watercolor and only on the computer. What would a computer based artist do if they found themselfs without the computer? would they stop creating and grab the TV Remote? Now... Why did he make it look like an airbrushed watercolor? There is something very warm and emotional when looking at a watercolor....

Jul 29, 2006 - 3:49pm] Tarnus Harten: As I said Photoshop is my paint brush... I may not be able to pick up a brush and do the same thing, but I still get the benifit of doing the work...  What makes computers great is the fact when you screw up you dont have to scrap what you did and start over like you would have to in the real world.  Undo and Redo are your freinds  

The guy who did that is fantastic... I doubt I could ever come up with something that detailed.. course I'm a layout artist, not a true paint artist.  


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[Jul 29, 2006 - 5:44pm] DarkSoul: Well different looks and styles can give off different emotions, look at a single picture once in full colour and again in black and white and it could invoke a totally different feeling. By using the computer people are able to go so much farther with their work, undo and redo are just a piece of the puzzle. The computer allows you try a variety of things and see how they all contribute to the piece without making them permanent. The computer as a tool is extremely powerful, it can be used to further art in new and unique directions while at the same time allowing you to use similiar techniques from the past.

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on Jul 29, 2006 - 7:47 pm


  Title: Computer Graphics Vs. Human Graphics
Jul 25, 2006 - 11:36 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Random Rambling......

Computer Graphic: The more money you spend the better your image will
look and is the end result a product of the artist? or a product of the
programmers who wrote the software? Can a graphics program be
viewed as a tool? like a pencil or a paint brush? I lean towards the final
image is a product of the programmers and the feeling of accomplishment
on a well made graphic is delusional on the artist part.


This is the beginning of my argument......

[Jul 25, 2006 - 5:44pm] DarkSoul: Id have to disagree, like any other
tool an artist have its how they use it that can create art. However, those
annoying people who say they know photoshop and when it comes to
modifying a picture they've taken or something like that and they go and
start clicking as many filters as possible and think there product is art, well
those people are sorrowly mistaken. Still though people can use
technology to make art that is there own. Its using the different tools the
programmers have created and combining them in unique ways to create a
final product that can be considered art. An exmaple, check out
http://www.bertmonroy.com/fineart/text/fineart_damen.htm

HIs 15,000 layer photoshop file called Damen is art, and its a pretty
amazingly well done piece.

[Jul 25, 2006 - 7:07pm] Lucky Starr:Nice Images! Excellent
Craftsmanship! But is it art? just because it is a manmade/ computer
assisted image? maybe, maybe not? Why not switch to photography?


A very old formula to determine if a visual image is Art:


A laborer uses their hands; A Craftsman uses his hands and his Mind; An
Artist uses their hands, their mind, and their Heart...


The visual example you have presented is an excellent example of
Craftsmanship. What do you feel when you look at the image?

I extend my arguement to state that: Computer Graphics is a Craft. A
Craft that may come close to being Art

[Jul 26, 2006 - 4:40pm] DarkSoul: I have always believed that a piece of art has to come from the soul, mind and body. When new age, "renegade" artists started to make images that were less detailed critics called them impressionists, because they didn't think it was real art. The same thing seems to be happening now when it comes to computer graphics animation. You can?t have the creations people are making without the people behind them, it's their ideas and imaginations behind the work not their tools. Artists use the tools they have around them and make art. Today's artist are doing the same thing and because of the tools available are able to go further with their art then was ever possible. Artists use these tools to create great pieces, and if we fault them for using the tools that are available to them, do we also fault the people who used glass to create mosaics, the sculptors, even if today?s artists are not acknowledged, in time they will be seen as the early computer artists who fought for their work be seen, and in the end succeeded.
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[Jul 27, 2006 - 9:22am] Tarnus Harten: The way I see it, the computer is just another tool much like  a paint brush, it still takes vision and understanding of real wrold concepts to make an image the way you want it.  Call it a better paint brush.  I can't imagine doing the stuff I do without great tools like photoshop.  
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[Jul 27, 2006 - 9:42am] Lucky Starr: Excellent!


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  Title: No Title yet...
Jul 3, 2006 - 3:09 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Be the change you want to see in the world.

--Gandhi



  Title: Goof off at work
Jun 23, 2006 - 8:44 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

At least for a while... I have curbed my addiction to AAT to only be played after hours.....
Pandora, is excellent as a companion to be played while completing reports.


http://www.pandora.com/

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  Title: darn...
Jun 5, 2006 - 7:03 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=11rcci8
I just tryed out the Sector to Ship Missle: DARN... I remeber reading that they did not work yet, but I tryed anyhow..... I took a sector, set the trap, watched and waited for my prey to come online..... and BOOOM,,,Fizzle Ca-poot. Well it was good practice going through the motions of an SOB....

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  Title: AATrade Wiki
Jan 22, 2006 - 2:22 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Keep in mind...... I'm a tad slow sometimes... but I just figured out how to log/in , edit, and how to manipulate the AAT Wiki..... It is pretty darn handy.

I have been borrowing from ATT FAQ just as practice. if I am breaking any copy right laws just let me know. I did so to learn how to edit and create new WIKI pages.....

Stupidity level: It took me 3 days to figure out what the heck I was doing....
http://ineedcheese.net/wiki/LuckyStarr
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The AATrade Wiki, has been sabataged today or yesterday....... someone spamed it with trash.....

Entry Edited 3 times - Edited on Jan 25, 2006 - 10:24 am


  Title: Lucky Starr---Escapes!!!!
Jan 11, 2006 - 6:49 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lucky Starr, slowly came back into consciousness...... It took a while for his mind to clear before he slowly looked around and found practically no one minding the prisoner: Him! David Starr, wasted no time and jumped off of the torture table that he had just been transferred to. With more effort than he had anticipated that it would take he disposed of the 5 guards who had just transferred him to the table. They would be very sore in the morning, at least 3 of them would be, Lucky was pretty sure he had broken the neck of one of the pirates and had crushed the airway of the throat in the other......

Lucky Starr made his escape only to find a small Pioneer in the hanger-deck of the pirates asteroid base of operations..... "Stupid pirates, they should have killed me when they had the chance--- Now they will PAY!!!"

David Starr, traveled aimlessly through this unfamiliar galaxy for several days not finding a portal star to any galaxy but this one he was in. It appeared he would have to make a home for himself in this galaxy and started building up a small planet in a 5:25 arm of this galaxy. In his small ship with a max-ed engine capacity it took a total of 109 units of fuel just to get to federation territory. It was a waste of fuel, but this Galaxy was infested with Pirates and the further out he was with his first planet the better.


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  Title: R.I.P. Smuggler
Jan 1, 2006 - 6:44 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Smuggler was killed in an accident

Smuggler was killed in a tragic accident today. How heroic - captain Smuggler was the last member on board of his ship, when he noticed there was no escape pod left for him. May he rest in peace!

Magnus, was taken by surprise by his leaders death! Magnus, was slowly teaching the Pirate the ways of time travel and proper fighting techniques to use against the tyranny of Tech and the Robots that utilize Tech to undermine the humanoid motivation towards freedom. The Pirate crew on board Magnus's ship was wild with grief and threw a wild orgy of a party in Smugglers Name.

Magnus let them blow off some steam and that is when he found Smugglers Treasure Map and a last will and testement signed by, Smuggler, " If ye be brave, I leave this world and all my belongings on a small planet several light years from here. If ye be brave, you might find this treasure and be master of your own Crew of Pirates."

Then Magnus could hear the Pirates singing a new song in the cargo holds of his pirate vessel:

" 13 dead FEDS on a Pirates Chest,
yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum.

Drink until the Smuggler has paid his dues.
yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum"

When he comes a shoot'n the FEDS will Run.
yo ho ho and a Bottle of Rum."

A tear came to Magnus's eye....

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/SteTrea.html

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  Title: Satan: Planet Destroyer......
Dec 30, 2005 - 11:14 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Little did the poor people know, that Satan and his army of Robot Humanoid Killers were about to blow up their planet. Satans actions marks him as a minion of the Mis-guided Federation

Planet captured! December 30 2005 10:15
Your planet in sector R31C70 was defeated in captured by the wretched Satan.


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Planet defeated! December 30 2005 10:15
Your planet in sector R31C70 was defeated in battle by the wretched Satan. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler, only to be met with Murder, Mass destruction and death. You hear a testimony on FNN : "Save us, before Satan blows up our planet!". You swear to make Satan pay for his arrogance.



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  Title: Federation attacks!!!!
Dec 29, 2005 - 7:52 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Skirmish! December 29 2005 19:21
You ship was attacked by FEDERATION. You battle for a while, then the fight breaks down. You lost armor points and fighters in the skirmish.

Magnus, is furious at the sneak attack by the federation.  Magnus was just negotiating with a poor citizen of the federation seeing if they would be willing to give up their use of Federation Tech an Federation Robots. Magnus was just sending ambassaders to the planets surface to enlighten the population. The Federation does not know that its days are numbered!

The Federation today has cracked down on the notorious space pirate Magnus! Magnus, who routinely violated several space treaties, was briefly engaged by the Federation battlecruiser, which inflicted 810,113,918 credits worth of damage on the pirate's vessel. Federation officials promise further such actions in the future!

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  Title: Pirates strike at the heart of the Federation-----page 19
Dec 29, 2005 - 6:43 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Smuggler, once again does battle with the mis-guided Federation.  Magnus, realizes that "we are not just Pirates of this age" "we are Freedom fighters." Fighting for a life free of Robots, Technology, and our dependency on such an easy life of servitude to tech. The sheep who serve, have no clue as to what evil they are causing to their souls.

"Cast down your Robots and live the life of a FREE humanoid!!!!"

FNN Report: The Federation cracks down on Smuggler!

The Federation today has cracked down on the notorious space pirate Smuggler! Smuggler, who routinely violated several space treaties, was briefly engaged by the Federation battlecruiser, which inflicted 7,593,731,405 credits worth of damage on the pirate's vessel. Federation officials promise further such actions in the future!

Magnus, even as he was making his SG sector doors, wondered if it was wise to make the name of the SG Doors dis-simular to the regular sector numbers and names. He was correct after observing how much traffic has occured outside and inside his SG sectors; one should make SG door names appear to be regular sector names. Experiment concluded, unless challenged: Do not make SG door names a Billboard

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  Title: Magnus: Robot Fighter ----- Page 18
Dec 27, 2005 - 9:05 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

The Time Machine whirled to a stop... Somewhere in the distant past, Magnus, would start the fight against the onslaught on human-kinds dependence on Robots and technology. Magnus, has joined a rough and tough crew of Pirates, a strange choice for Magnus, but the correct choice. A shady character by the suspicious name of "Smuggler" with the look of death about him, is their leader.

Magnus is sure that joining up with a pack of Pirates is the correct choice; who better to disrupt the Federations evil spread of Robots and human-kinds dependency on them.

http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/m/magrbt.htm

FNN Report: The Federation cracks down on Smuggler! The Federation today has cracked down on the notorious space pirate Smuggler! Smuggler, who routinely violated several space treaties, was briefly engaged by the Federation battlecruiser, which inflicted 2,227,097,358 credits worth of damage on the pirate's vessel. Federation officials promise further such actions in the future!

Magnus, smiles as the direct conflict with the Federation Begins... The Robots of the Federation will be destroyed!





Entry Edited 5 times - Edited on Dec 28, 2005 - 10:21 am


  Title: A Flash of Light---A new beginning
Dec 27, 2005 - 11:18 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

.....There was a flash of light..... and all that Lazarus Long could remember; wait...Who is Lazarus Long? It was at this realization that Lucky Starr, remembered waking up before on the same torture table of the cunning Space Pirates of the Asteroids. Needless to say he was still strapped to the table and was very groggy. How long had he been on this table of torture? hours? Days? It seemed like weeks? Ole Doc Methuselah? Lazarus Long? just what are these pirates up too?

From the darkness came a foreboding voice, "Starr is awake, administer the sedative again...." and all reality fell back into darkness for Lucky Starr.

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  Title: Trade Routes
Dec 16, 2005 - 11:56 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus, found a couple of nice trade routes tonight. He also had an offer to attack a poor soul, down on his luck. Lazarus, just didnt have the time to have that kind of fun.

Later on, Mr Long decided he needed to upgrade his Home planet. Lacking in Teeth. The sheilds should keep smaller players overwhelmed with effort with no results at least in the realm of planetary attacks. If the planet survives this day, Mr Long will make efforts to upgrade even further.

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  Title: Large Sums Of Credits
Dec 15, 2005 - 7:03 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus Long was propelled into the top twenty through the cruel Donation of a dignitary. Cruel? yes cruel..... Lazarus, is ill prepared to be in the top twenty henchmen, of the federation. Knowing that his gains will be difficult sustain Lazarus, spent all of the money that he was given, on his ship " The Homing Pigeon". Mr Long is hoping that he will be able to survive an attack, just from the guess that who ever attacks him will have less than level 30 sensors. Now that he is in the top twenty, with the evil tyrants of the federation, does not mean this is the time to get a huge ego.

And..... You Kids get out of my YARD!!! Dragosta, what did you do with my lawn ornaments?

Notice December 15 2005 09:55
DRAGOSTA a d?truit 169,868 intercepteurs en d?fense dans le secteur 000000.

Planet scan December 15 2005 09:55
DRAGOSTA has scanned your planet Sans Nom in sector 000000.
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Planet scan December 15 2005 06:13
DRAGOSTA has scanned your planet Sans Nom in sector 000000.


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Planet scan December 15 2005 04:15
Sergey has scanned your planet ?????????? in sector 000000.


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  Title: Buddy Murders Millions, Federation does nothing! -----Page 17
Dec 11, 2005 - 2:24 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus Long, can not believe the evil of Buddy! He Murders Millions of people on a neutral planet and the feds do nothing! His rank in the universe should reflect his actions: EVIL.  Why, oh why did he destroy the entire planet and murder all of its inhabinates? In a long ago age, this was the practice: to destroy an entire Planet (just for the fun of it!) It should not be this way any longer! Those poor, poor souls....


Planet captured! December 11 2005 09:51
Your planet in sector Q5B010 was defeated in captured by the wretched Buddy.
Planet defeated! December 11 2005 09:51
Your planet in sector Q5B010 was defeated in battle by the wretched Buddy. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


  Title: Snoopy Kids will Pay........Page 16
Dec 9, 2005 - 12:27 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

With so much traffic through his humble territories, Lazarus Long, has started the research and the developement of a Nova Bomb Minefield. This Super Booby trap,  when a potential enemies weapons computers go online, will explode in the sector damaging everthing that does not have the appropriate sheild levels.

In his first experiments, Mr. Long will attempt to combine a sentry probe and a Nova Bomb's detonation switch.... In reality, it is a simple matter to merge such techs. You just hardwire the sentry probes 'Shoutbox' warning system directly into the detonation switch of the Nova Bomb.


  Title: Snoopy Slim-------page 15
Dec 8, 2005 - 8:27 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

"You kids get off of my lawn!" Mr. Long muses as he reminisces about a long ago life in Kansas City, Thousands of years ago.


Planet scan December 08 2005 11:57
Sm3tch has scanned your planet Sans Nom in sector ******.


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Planet scan December 08 2005 11:57
Sm3tch has scanned your planet Sans Nom in sector ******.


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Planet scan December 08 2005 11:47
DRAGOSTA has scanned your planet Sans Nom in sector ******.
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Planet scan December 08 2005 04:39
SliM has scanned your planet Unnamed in sector ******.


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  Title: Lazarus Long, Battles the Vile Shepherd---page 15
Dec 7, 2005 - 12:58 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus Long, was rudely attacked during his afternoon nap, only to find that his trophy planet had been sacked and pillaged by the evil Shepherd. Is there no rest for an old man?

After much debate, Mr. Long decided to make 5 clones of himself and sent them back into time. Their mission: Taint Shephard's Bloodline to the point that Shephards genitic code will not survive the Genetic Cleansings of 5065 ad.

Lazarath, always felt pain, emotionally after he had targeted a entire bloodline for annilation. Having access to cloning procedures and time travel made him very powerful.

Emergency warp! December 07 2005 11:47
You are surprised by Shepherd's treacherous attack. You can see the incoming warheads as you reach frantically for the emergency warp button. The world blurs around you and, for a milisecond, you think you are dead. When you finally open your eyes, you see that you were safely transported elsewhere. But where exactly, you do not know...


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Evasive action! December 07 2005 11:47
Shepherd was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Cloak successful! December 07 2005 11:47
You detected Shepherd's weapons trying to fix on your ship, but your cloak generators managed to fool the enemy's primitive sensor circuits.


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Cloak successful! December 07 2005 11:44
You detected Shepherd's weapons trying to fix on your ship, but your cloak generators managed to fool the enemy's primitive sensor circuits.


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Planet captured! December 07 2005 11:44
Your planet in sector S47E90 was defeated in captured by the wretched Shepherd.


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Planet defeated! December 07 2005 11:44
Your planet in sector S47E90 was defeated in battle by the wretched Shepherd. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


Entry Edited 4 times - Edited on Dec 7, 2005 - 6:01 pm


  Title: Magnus, Robot Fighter (MACRO fighter), 4000 AD
Dec 5, 2005 - 8:47 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

http://www.toonopedia.com/magnus.htm

http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/m/magrbt.htm

http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0830.html

I use to have all of the Robot Fighter Comics as a kid......

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  Title: Lazarus Long: Old Man---------------Page 14
Dec 1, 2005 - 3:06 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus, was not ready for his planet to go independant and in his rush to regain the loss property his memory of his sleek and lovely 'Homing Pigeon' failed him...

As Mr Long, floated in deep space in his escape pod; it came to him just as the "Homing Pigeon" blew up...... Fighter level is zero and Torpedo level is zero....He remembers being at the port but instead of pressing the purchase button it dawned on him he must have pushed the Return to Menu button.

Darn..... Lazarus, blames it on his ancient age, Buys level 15 everything. Restocks and stubbornly, retakes the planet.

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  Title: Lazarus Long Battles Phaser-------------page 14
Nov 30, 2005 - 8:26 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus Long, is saddened by the loss of his favorite home world. He spent days trying to base the planet. The poor, poor folks on that planet and the horror they must feel at the cruel hands of the evil, vile, and rotten Phaser.

Mr. Long has high hopes that some great warrior will liberate the people of this poor planet, from the cruel palmed grasp of the cruel phaser. S.O.P. (Save our Planet) reads the distress signal from the control panel. A signal that originates from the planet and sector in question. The signal continues for the longest time, then ends aburptly.


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Planet captured! November 30 2005 06:09
Your planet in sector Q40331 was defeated in captured by the wretched Phaser.


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Planet defeated! November 30 2005 06:09
Your planet in sector Q40331 was defeated in battle by the wretched Phaser. The people of the planet welcome their new ruler. You hear a testimony on FNN : "We're glad to be rid of that old fart! We don't want no stinking loser who can't protect us!". You swear to make them pay for their arrogance.


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Planet bombed! November 30 2005 06:08
Your planet Planet in sector Q40331 was bombed by Phaser. You used 3760 energy and 2 torpedoes in your defense. You lost 1 fighters.


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Planet bombed! November 30 2005 06:04
Your planet Planet in sector Q40331 was bombed by Phaser. You used 3757 energy and 317 torpedoes in your defense. You lost 286 fighters.


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  Title: Lazarus Long and his Maiden of Space: 'Homing Pigeon'
Nov 29, 2005 - 7:41 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus Long, and his only trusted love; His vessel the 'Homing Pigeon'. Mr. Long has slowly built up his pseudo empire of 5 planets. His mighty Pioneer the 'Homing Pigeon' was taxed to it limitation to complete the task. After each work session, Lazarus, moors his mighty Pigeon at space dock near Terra (Earth).

Mr. Longs, Pioneer 'The Homing Pigeon' not only has a sleak design but sports a total of 15 holds and level 15 engines; nothing more than this. The passion for heavy duty fire power never came to mind----- as of yet.

Lazarus, keeps on having troubled dreams. dreams about a troubled man, imprisoned, and held against his will. There seems to be some tie that binds them together and he feels the need to hold back his thoughts and hold back his actions.

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  Title: Lazarus Long: Little , Big Man..................Page 13
Nov 28, 2005 - 5:58 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus Long, put his efforts into his planet building today. He built 4 planets 3 of which now have bases and are very slowly perk-U-Lating. Mr. Long is a very lazy citizen of the Great Federation. After you have visited almost every age as a time traveler, building Empire loses its appeal.

"A generation which ignores history has no past -- and no future."
-Lazarus Long," Time Enough for Love"

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Note of amusing oneself:
I am interested in seeing how close I can stay to the Top Twenty and only own a Pioneer.

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  Title: Lazarus Long: Thinking Man------Page 13
Nov 27, 2005 - 8:58 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus, became very bored with port trading and finally decided to get down to the business of  making a home for himself. A home Planet to spend the rest of eternity on. Mr. Long decided on a sector that has an Organics port in the sector. Organics, it would seem is the best choice, being that the colonist port in federation space buys Organics and Energy.  You ask  "Why?" it is because you can make a profit at the same time that you Colonize a planet with colonist. Lazarus, immortal as he may be is very impatient. Even with all the time in the world on his side, he lacks the motivation to search out his own Colonist Port.

Beginner Planet Strategy:
Scenerio: You do not have a colonist port of your own.
Build Planet in sector that has an Organic Port  --> Pick up Organics at Port  --> Trade Organics + Energy in Fed space for a nice profit  -->  Transport Colonist to the planet --> Pick up Organics at Port --> Repeat until you go insane with the monotony.


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  Title: Lazarus Long------page 12
Nov 25, 2005 - 11:47 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lazarus Long is just a simple trader, on board his starship "Homing Pigeon" He is perfectly happy and content to stay in Federation Space. Lucky, for Mr.Long that trouble has not come looking for him. If anything has taught him a lesson from his past lives, and time travels: trouble will come a knocking. Lazarus, has a slight glimpse, a feeling maybe..... That all is not as it seems in this quadrant of the universe. It is quite puzzling.

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  Title: Lazarus Long
Nov 23, 2005 - 10:00 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0441810764/ref=sib_fs_top/102-1098722-8284100?%5Fencoding=UTF8&p=S00L&checkSum=hqnV3v06nMDqQ1q%2BdVEuuZ8yGnzUwmdfSjkIy4P6A6M%3D#reader-page

  Title: The Nightmare..............Page 11
Nov 23, 2005 - 8:52 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lucky Starr, awoke to find himself on a cold dank floor. How he got there he did not know? He remembers some very disturbing dreams, something or some one called, Methuselah, Hippocrates, and an evil Federation.

"So you are awake....." a voice came from the dark, " We came very close to ripping the information that we need from your mind, in the end you will talk!"

Lucky, then came to the realization that he must have been captured by, Space Pirates. David "Lucky" Starr: Luck, it would seem, is of the bad sort at the moment.


  Title: Methuselah Attacks!-------------- Page 10
Nov 20, 2005 - 9:13 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

FNN Report: Pepsi attacks and defeats a planet!

Pepsi attacked 1 planet owned by MARO and defeated the planetary defense forces!

FNN Report: Prowler attacks and defeats a planet!

Prowler attacked 1 planet owned by MARO and defeated the planetary defense forces!

In a group effort, Ole Doc Methuselah helped take down a planet of great stature! In the end the warrior Pepsi took the planet. It would seem that a group effort does effect how much the sheilds and armour of the planet are hurt. The Ole Doc notice that as a solo attack no one was even touching the Armor of the Planet. This brought to mind something that Hippocrates had mused about in a passing conversation about planetary attacks: " If two to three warships would attack all at once a defensive plantet with great sheilds will fall very quickly...." What was there to lose; Solo, no one was even touching the defenses. So the attack was re-evaluated as a group attack on a 10 mark count down, then a group attack... The planet, untouchable by one fell within 5 attacks as a horde attack.


  Title: Profits ---- Page 9
Nov 11, 2005 - 9:40 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Profits are up and Methuselahs Medical Planets are flurishing! Methuselah, is always excited when things go the way of total freedom for the people who stand up against the Federation. The end is near for the federation and the oppression which it represents.

With Profits up and Methuselah's vow of non payment for services rendered. Profits and benefits are directly invested back into the planets. Freedom abounds, even under the shadow of oppression that the federation represents.


  Title: The Evil One Dies---- Page 8
Nov 6, 2005 - 11:06 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Kilroy was killed in an accident

Kilroy was killed in a tragic accident today. How heroic - captain Kilroy was the last member on board of his ship, when he noticed there was no escape pod left for him. May he rest in peace!

Methuselah, was amazed that the Great Kilroy, repented his Evil ways and fell upon his own Sword. Leaving his people free to gaze upon the Light once more. Sadness is in the heart of many as the Great Kilroy perished in the explosion.  "It is for the best, his heart had turned to the evil ways of the Federation" Hippocrates, reminded Methuselah.

"I was hoping that this was a soul that we might save from the Abyss....Poor, Poor Kilroy." Lamented , the Ole Doc. "Not to mention all of my brave spies that pleaded with Kilroy to repent the darkness that had fell upon his heart."

"Did Lynx act on his own? could he be a mighty Soldier of the Light?" This question troubled the immortal Methuselah.

FNN Report: Lynx uses Nova Bomb.

FNN has breaking news that Lynx has used the feared Nova Bomb 1 time to destroy a planet and all ships on it.

FNN Report: Lynx uses Nova Bomb and misses.

FNN has breaking news that Lynx has used the feared Nova Bomb 1 time to try and destroy a planet. The Nova Bomb blew up outside the planets atmosphere and caused massive damage to the planetary infrastructure.

FNN Report: Lynx attacks and defeats a planet!

Lynx attacked 1 planet owned by Kilroy and defeated the planetary defense forces!

FNN Report: Lynx uses Nova Bomb and misses.

FNN has breaking news that Lynx has used the feared Nova Bomb 1 time to try and destroy a planet. The Nova Bomb blew up outside the planets atmosphere and caused massive damage to the planetary infrastructure.

FNN Report: Lynx attacks and defeats a planet!

Lynx attacked 3 planets owned by Kilroy and defeated the planetary defense forces!

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  Title: A New Evil ---page 7
Nov 5, 2005 - 3:31 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Methuselah, would have never have guessed the identity of one of the Federation's highest ranking Lap-dogs. After reading his latest spy report, there can be no doubt. The corruption and evil taint of the Federation has snared one of this Universes greatest warriors.

This secret will have to be kept from even his trusted companion, Hippocrates. The information was secretly passed on to a Soldier of the Light and a Mercy Killing will pursue. There is a chance that the Warrior in Question will repent his evil and start living once again in the Light. It is difficult to say, once ensnared by the Federation only in death is the taint cleansed from the wound.

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  Title: Alliance --Page 6
Nov 4, 2005 - 8:16 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

"Hippocrates, I have made secret alliances with some of this galaxies greatest Warriors." answered back Methuselah. " and they are prepared to take the fight of the oppressed citizens of the Federation, to the doorstep of the Evil Federation! Now let's test out these new weapons...."


To be continued.....


  Title: Methuselah's First Ship of War ---Page 6
Nov 3, 2005 - 10:05 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Hippocrates, worked feverously through the night, each of his four arms completing a different task; therefore, completing a war ship in record time. Methuselah took one look at the ship and asked, "Hippocrates, what in the Universe do they call this ship in this Quadrant?"

"Doc, they call it an Endeavour, It has limited funtions, but is the best that I could muster with such short notice. Why are you making such hasty decisions? Is there something on your mind?" asks, Hippocrates.

To be continued......

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  Title: Cry "Havok"-----page 5
Nov 2, 2005 - 9:02 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

As Methuselah read the consol to his ships 'Universal Patrol Computer' He found a kind and generous compliment on it. It brought a tear of pride to his eye as he read it. The comment made him want to shed his Spartan ways of simple living and take up the Spartan ways of war! Methuselah, plunged the surgical scalpel, that he used to cut off is shirt cuffs (for future references), into the table that sat before him.  

"Hippocrates, Start outfitting our ship for battle" as Methuselah lowers his voice, " for we know that evil truely exists in this Universe...."  An evil known as the Federation and its one known lap-dog: Devil. Surely, there are more that follow the evil ways of the Federation......


To be Continued......


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  Title: How Dare He! ----page 4
Oct 31, 2005 - 7:14 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

FNN Report: Devil attacks and defeats a planet!

Devil attacked 1 planet owned by Ole Doc Methuselah and defeated the planetary defense forces!

Methuselah, screams in Rage! as he is transmitted the vile news of the attack on the Children of the Light. Methuselah, Muses "I am sure the Devil is already burning in Hades Fire". What does the Devil think he has gained by this attack--Bastardizing a haven of peace against the shadow of the Federation. Devil must be a minion of the Federation. Methuselah, then wishes 'very, bad Debris on the Devil.'

Methuselah, though prone to anger; is not prone to acts of revenge.

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  Title: Ole Doc Methuselah--Page 3
Oct 28, 2005 - 8:23 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Today Methuselah, was so thrilled to have 5 based planets, that he began another. With each new Planet it becomes easier; It amuses Methusela to not own a Colonist Port, and to own only a pioneer ship.

To Be Continued......


  Title: Ole Doc Methuselah--Page 2
Oct 26, 2005 - 11:24 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

The Ole Doc, started his planet bases today and is almost ready for his medical practice. Methuselah, was so happy that he has bases now that he strated building two more planets, for a total of five.

Methuselah, decided, after amusing himself with the thought: He should not but any larger ship other than his Pioneer for the time being. Methuselah, decided to let his underdeveloped planets develop themselves. The risk of picking up federation spies from the colonist port is too high. The Ole Doc, is close to having another based planet, in a very short order, as he knew he would. Methuselah will be very busy trying to keep up with his miniture empire...very soon

Methuselah, has just come to a realization. In this newly formed Universe to which he has found himself reincarnated in; Going to sleep in his least expensive ship is not a practical strategy. Methuselah, at least on his shirt sleeve has come to the conclusion that in this Universe one should sleep in their most expensive War Ship.

Ole Doc Methuselah, has pledged his support to stamp out hunger in the universe. There are many citizens of the Federation in need and they go to bed hungry every night. It is a very sad situation. The question is "How can you help?" Help, the hungry slaves of the federation?

To be continued.....

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  Title: Ole Doc Methuselah
Oct 24, 2005 - 3:22 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Methuselah, mis-stepped in his judgement the other day and received a bounty from the "Bullys" The Federation. Methuselah, kept the bounty to see who would take his planets. There were no takers, so he belatedly paid the bounty, today.

Floating out in space with no where to call his home he formulated a plan of action.

Observing, that it might be impossible to find a colonist port that is undefended by the evil empires of the universe, Methuselah, formulated a planet building strategy without the the use of his own colonist port.

Methusela, stumbled upon a colonist port in Federation Space. Even with the risk of picking up a Federation Spy, from the colonist port, Methuselah begins his strategy of building three planets, in three different sectors; Planet one will build: Ore, the second planet will build: Goods, and the third planet will build: Organics. Once the planets have 10,000 of the planets chosen production comodity; Methuselah will then start tradeing the different comodities between the three different  planetsn and then build his Hospital Base of Operation. This will take time, but time is something that Methuselah always has on his side.

Methuselah, awakes aboard his hearty (pioneer) ship to find that one of his planets had gone independent, "Darn those Federation Spies" he says as he promptly takes the planet out of the hands of the tyranical Federation spy network. Torpedeos away, a total of ten torpedos and ten fighters assault the haven containing the evil spies of the Federation.

It has taken very little time for Methuselah's planets to brew up their selected product. The time has come for Methuselah to transfer product in between the three planets, so that he may compete with the overwhelming odds that oppose him in the universe. Methusela has all the time in the universe on his side.


...To be Continued.

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  Title: Player Comments
Oct 11, 2005 - 7:00 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My first Player Comment....Cool.

I will have to return the favor thanks, Barrow Warden.



Lucky Starr


  Title: Lucky%20Starr
Oct 9, 2005 - 9:59 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Lucky%20Starr

Does this mean that I am Lucky 20 percent of the time? or am 20 percent a star? This is in reference to my player profile: Games completed. I am amused....

Lucky Starr


  Title: War
Sep 21, 2005 - 11:03 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

When the top twenty fight..... Things Happen.... Darn. I never thought I would make it to the top 20.but here I am in the top 20..... I have a feeling that I will be cast out.....



  Title: Links
Sep 20, 2005 - 4:25 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I just added 2 links to my blog page. Lucky Starr and Ole Doc Methuselah.

Lucky Starr


  Title: Victory?
Sep 17, 2005 - 12:04 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

The game is going to be reset (and with a small laugh) I am Victorious!!!! No, I never made it to the top twenty, and I never gave anyone a run for their money. The game provided me with everything that I could ever want in entertainment.

I bought a Playstation once and I found every single playstation game very lame. Now I use the playstation as my DVD player. Keep in mind I started gaming with text based games, so my imagination has not been currupted by superior graphics.

Lucky Starr



  Title: Ak5intoe
Jun 27, 2005 - 10:24 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have a smile, when I say: Your Mean!!!! I am Lucky I came out of the scan screen when I did or I would have never known that he was in the same sector as I!!!!


Emergency warp failed! June 27 2005 01:24
Your sensors detect Ak5intoe's ship on an attack vector. "Better be safe than sorry", you think, hitting the emergency warp button. You hear a strange choking sound coming from the engines room and smell burned circuitry. "Stupid piece of crap!", you yell, kicking at the computer. The computer emits beeps of protestation as you prepare for the incoming battle...


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Evasive action! June 27 2005 01:24
Ak5intoe was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


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Evasive action! June 27 2005 01:24
Ak5intoe was spotted on an attack vector, but your great pilot skills and good engines allowed you to outmaneuver the enemy.


  Title: Probes
Jun 25, 2005 - 2:32 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My Probe searches are working well. I have been making money off of the information. I sell my information very cheap.

I am not sure, but I think that my probes are not being destroyed by Mines? Twice now I have warped to my probes and they were sitting on top of a mine field. Then again the 2 times that it happened the mine fields belonged to Saco Grande. He may have figured out my search pattern with my probes. (I will keep my eyes open). I also noticed that I hit ,The Donalds, mines when I did my sector flight patterns around my probe.

I give them too much credit.... It was most likely my paranoia that they figured out my probe search patterns and nothing else.... The only thing that goes through their minds is: 1.) Destroy Probe? 2.) do not destroy probe?


  Title: Trust in the Game
Jun 17, 2005 - 3:51 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

When I get a message in the game from anouther player that catches my eye, I look at in two different ways: They mean exactly what they say or the knife is deep in my gut and I have failed to realize it yet. This is why it is very important to keep information on every sector I encounter.

In a sick sad way I always hope for betrayal..... It adds emotions to the game (which is very important to a game that is addictive)



  Title: Quality Control
Jun 13, 2005 - 4:11 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been making an extra effort to insure that my probe and spy information is accurate and when I am unsure or do not want to re-comfirm old information I state it in my sales pitch.

I have been slow to build up my attack ship, but in a few days it will become unavoidable/impossible to contain my Blood Lust. I will have to memorize the names of the folks I am to not attack. I find attacking boring; so, I know this urge to kill some of my nice neighbors in space will soon pass. (it usually ends when I choose to believe my scanners and they are horrible wrong!!!---BOOM)

Lucky Starr


  Title: Death
Jun 9, 2005 - 1:10 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Slim, killed my sleep vessel.... But what sucks is: when he did so he destroyed my army of probes that I had been building. I had just picked them up to reprogram for my next days probe searches.  Oh well, I will start my search this weekend and rebuild my loyal army of probes.

I think from now on I wll leave them setting out in space and then just a few will go away while I sleep and not the whole Probe Army.


  Title: Bad Behavior
Jun 8, 2005 - 10:08 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been up to my old tricks again.....Bad, Bad, Bad....... Secrets are kept, I stay off of the Shout box....and I watch the News to see who is attacking who.

  Title: Silence
Jun 7, 2005 - 9:11 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been very quiet in the main game...... I am on a team that works together and I am very happy with this..... The rest of my story is a secret....

  Title: Top Twenty.
May 15, 2005 - 9:24 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I made it to the top twenty today in the tourney. It has been brutal, for the other teams and it makes me wonder what there ending strategy will be. I have had only teammates warp sigs. out side my front door to my SG sleep sector.

  Title: Team Tourney
May 14, 2005 - 1:29 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I found it a difficult start in the tourney... I was unable to take part in the Snowball: I was at work and other things kept me in hiding until this weekend.

Tonight I really played hard and I have made it to the rank of 23 or 24. I was rank 38 when I started.


  Title: First Game Completed
May 8, 2005 - 11:06 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

It is now offical, I have 0ne completed game under my belt. I hope to survive in the tournament also and then that will be two completed games.

I am taking some risk in the new Main Game. I allowed my score to rise too high at the beginning and I may regret it. I have no clue as to where I am in the Universe or how close I am to high traffic areas. I just started building in real space at a Upgrades port. I hope to buy a good ship very soon. I am wasting all of my turns building this planet that someone will eventually take away.

I just checked again on my ranking. I am very happy that I have dropped out of the top 20. I am still in the top 40 and I am very comfortable right where I am at... I will try and to maintain a top 40 position. Slow growth is what I am looking for.

Lucky Starr

Entry Edited 1 time - Edited on May 9, 2005 - 1:10 pm


  Title: Dirty Dozen+
May 3, 2005 - 4:05 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I use to be a wrestler, and to get an extra edge over my opponent I would eat a clove of garlic and I wouldnt wash my armpits after the last pratice before my matches.

After the first attack by my opponent or the first attack by myself; They always hesitated before the next attack.

I Smelled Dirty,
Lucky Starr


  Title: Bad Behavior
May 3, 2005 - 12:29 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been thinking about my recent bad behavior on the main and how it could effect a negitative outcome in the upcoming tournament. It should prove interesting: Have I been rejected by all the team Captains? Will I be booted from the team as soon as the game begins? or will I be given a chance? If my team captain would like to lay down the law with me; I would be very receptive to your researvations to having me on your team. I can assure you that I am a team player and love to harass the enemy.

  Title: I live!
Apr 24, 2005 - 1:26 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Should, Lucky Starr, be removed from the main game?

Kill the pest!    
  20%  [ 3 ]
Let him Live!    
  40%  [ 6 ]
Rip his arms and legs off! but let him live...    
  40%  [ 6 ]

Total Votes : 15




  Title: Coded Messages in My BLOG
Apr 24, 2005 - 1:04 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Coded Messages in My BLOG
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L U C K Y S T A R R R O C K S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9     0
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I would encode the sector numbers with a simple phrase code. and when I make the sale all I will have to do is send the new code phrase to decode.

Silly? It is a game...

When I do my blackmail routine I can also use the code or codes to confirm my information with my victom and try for information "protection" credits.

The code would change with every posting of new information.

If it works, My customers will come to me to get the code for a new posting. The sector numbers would be hidden in the code keeping the people who hate the practice "CALM"

Lucky Starr


  Title: Making Enemies
Apr 23, 2005 - 4:07 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I deleted the confrontation Blogs, to follow suit with Moonraker.

I am too hard headed to agree that anyone else was right and I was wrong.

I will still post sectors, but not until I have a way to encode the messages. I will then sell any interested parties a secret decoder ring.

I have also thought of just posting the information for a short period of time like: 10 to 30 minutes. But this would just lead to another confrontation, I like the secret decoder ring Idea.

I will be very silent for a long time, I do not want to be noticed in the game until I am half way forgotten

Lucky Starr


  Title: In Ending
Apr 20, 2005 - 9:53 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Moonraker and myself, have become tired of this silly feud...

It helped me to get through a very difficult month and the impending Doom of tax time for me is over and paid for.

Things will back to normal for me until next April.

Moonraker, I apologize for the confrontation.

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  Title: Socrates
Apr 20, 2005 - 2:52 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

" I just drank, WHAT?" -Socrates

  Title: Donations
Apr 15, 2005 - 6:52 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Everyone, who loves this game should send the developers some money. I have done so for the past few months. I always annouce that I have done so, in the hopes that others will follow suit.

The more the Developers have to gain from their efforts, the better the game will become!


  Title: An Observation
Apr 15, 2005 - 12:28 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I started playing ATT on the main server in about November of 2004. During this time, Ramasi, has always been the #1 player. If Ramasi, is pushed off of his, King of the Hill, position right before the reset is announced; I would see it as a great injustice and would cry: foul!

Then again, looking at it in a different light. I use run in long distance races, and the lead runner in almost every race, at the end of the race: would come in at second place.


  Title: Cool
Apr 10, 2005 - 2:20 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Just read Neongreens blog and talked to him in the chatroom...
He suggested a partnership on a team. I have not heard from my team-mates since Amanda killed them for the second time.

I just might concider leaving my teammates and join a new team.

Lucky Starr



  Title: Selling of Information
Apr 4, 2005 - 2:00 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have just finished up finding a little over 100 Planet sectors with my probe experiment. I will be selling the list for 100 billion Credits sent to my Bank account.
Some, folks, really get bent out of shape when I go into sales mode. I am unsure how they are rationalizing their anger.

1. I sell info instead of attacking.
2. I offer a chance for a player to be deleted off of the list I am Selling.
3. I am always mostly Polite (I do try to blackmail)

I think I know, why they get bent out of shape. I am looking for others opinions and insights on my Blackmarket Sales of Information.

SacoGrande, Does not like Lucky Starr and he was happy to let me know why he disliked my meothods.

Sent to Saco Grande:
For the price of just 100 probes.... Set to warp, set to sector 90000, You can create Chaos. I even find SG sectors.

I let lose 100 probes with this setting come back the next day, they are usually all detroyed, I investagate and Then I sell... It is fun...and it is free... I hardly ever attack, anymore...

I am trying to discover the main thrust of your hatred of my methods?

His Reply and my response:

I sell everyones information....
And the shout box sectors use to be mine....
I cut and paste from my attack logs....

Quote from: SacoGrande
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You should not put sectors in the shoutbox. It's uncool and I don't like it. However, if you find where shessy sleeps i'll give u much more than 1 measily tril. And.. if I find out your selling testicle, vermin or swamp rat sectors you'll have to deal with me.
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His reply and my response:
I will only except 100 billion credits for any information that I sell...Slow and steady income is what I am looking for...

Quote from: SacoGrande
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My statement stands. if your info leads to a death for shess i'll pay out 3T. my statement pertaining to the sell of particular sectors also stands.
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New input from Ramasi:
You'll generally place a bounty on a player that you cannot hit or has been a constant pain. Alternatively you would also pass the intel for free to a lower ranked player who can hit the bounty player.
The Bounty system is designed to protect players and level off the playing field. Though there are ways around it.
When a player declares war on another player to whom he is bounty many rules are thrown out the window, and players will find ways round the bounty.
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Selling intel is, as PJ stated, rather unorthodox and deemed unethical, Though one player in particular has created a niche market to this effect and is ultimately disrupting the possibility of new players (most prone to picking spies through planet transfers and debris) gaining the necessary experience to survive and enhance the gaming environment.
To benefit from the bounty system players should team up with players of equal or similar ranking, narrowing the margin of probable attackers.
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  Title: Gipehel's Planets
Mar 29, 2005 - 12:09 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Gipehel, did not want to pay me to delete the information that I had and now it is a week old now. Have Fun with it.

Gipehel, died because of the information that I placed in this BLOG.

I feel soo, soo bad. That I did this!!!! SO, Please, Pay me!!! when I blackmail you!!!!

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  Title: Ramasi and The Donald
Mar 26, 2005 - 9:50 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I am experimenting with the advice on building from: The Donald and Ramasi. My score has been raiseing very fast to were it was before I took my Vow of poverty.... With Admiral Leonard's Death Wish upon me, I wonder when I will be within his grasps?

I am investing in my Planets and skiming off the Top, I think that is what was described to me (in Short) from Ramasi and The Donald. I have mostly let my RS planets go to the dogs.

All that Cash out there floating free, makes me nervous. The Silas Marner, in me, wants to pull the money in close. This is what is going on, but very slowly... I have gone from almost 600 planets, down to 200 planets... I will leave having 1000's of planets to the insane players.

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  Title: Admiral Leonard
Mar 26, 2005 - 12:04 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

This all ended well, with the deletion of the information and Admiral Leonard paying me. Admiral Leonard, has put a price on my head. But this makes me happy (I am not your normal player).
It does not matter that I like Admiral Leonords, charactor in this game. I shall die by his sword!!!!

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I have Developed a style of play for myself, that makes the game fun for me... This style does not envolve ownership or rank, and as long as they let me on the server... I am just as happy in a Columbus as I am in an Excel... You will not ruin the game for me by eliminating me.

For the small price of 100 billion credits I will delete the info that I have collected on you. You are making me Blush, paying so much attention to me!!!
Quote from: Admiral Leonard
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Should I find some1 2 take u out,mr. salesman?-would that be fun 4 u?-that sounds like fun 2 me maybe
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  Title: Chat Room: NeonGreen
Mar 24, 2005 - 10:03 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I was in the chat room when NeonGreen entered with a Howdy!
I responded with a Howdo! I threw some comments and some questions at NeonGreen to monitor his responses.

NeonGreen, Knew who "Lucky Starr" is in the Isaac Asimov world. This instantly put NeonGreen onto my cool list.

I used my Brag test on him and he just made statements on my comments and questions and did not fall for my Brag test. He is very Smart or he is very humble: maybe both.

Lucky Starr

Just read NeonGreens blog and the new reflections he wrote about his home... "Our environment shapes who we are..." I live on the great plains of Kansas. The Landscape is flat and mostly empty of noticable landmarks. The water supply has been poisoned by agriculture and oilfield production. The city has just sent out recommations that our drinking water should be bottled water.
Neongreen's, evironment has shaped him with a wonder for the life around him. My environment has been contaminated by Mankind. Everything that Mankind touches, starts it down a path of death and contamination.
Life would flurish, if mankind and the things of mankind would magically disappear.

Lucky Starr


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  Title: Spies pay off again
Mar 24, 2005 - 12:22 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have just sold more spie info. I have also been sending out emails to potential clients. Most will not buy what I am selling. The two sales I did make today, I just walked into. Two parties were at battle and emotions were running high and my low price of "Just 100 billion credits" is very cheep. I will not and can not raise my prices. I t is just the nature of the bank transfers.

3.24.05 Another Customer bought some info this morning, And I have reached my goal of earning 1 Trillion credits with just the use of spies and no frontal assaults.

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  Title: Spy Info - CID
Mar 23, 2005 - 7:38 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I just sold and received payment for spy info.... For just 100 billion credits, I will ruin the game for someone who has had my spy on their ship. I had well over 100 planets listed on poor old Cid... I tried to get him to buy the info for just 100 billion credits and I would delete the information. Cid, not knowing that "I WOULD HAVE DELETED THE INFO" Decided not to pay me.... Poor Fellow is under attack now and will lose well over 100 billion credits...

If I send you a blackmail note. like I did with CID. I will delete the Info.

Lucky Starr


  Title: Nations Tournament
Mar 19, 2005 - 8:35 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

The members of the European Union, could be a team... most countries included in the European Union are smaller than the states and provinces in both Canada, United States, and Mexico.

In my mind the European Union is a country... A vision of the future to be... A United States of Europe.

Lucky Starr


  Title: Chat: Neongreen
Mar 9, 2005 - 2:42 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I was finishing up my taxes, when Neongreen, entered the chatroom. Very friendly person, who, hates Americans and George Bush. This is common ice breaker, I have found, when talking to others from different countries.

Since, he let me know this up front, I guessed that he is a city dweller in New Zealand, where I think he said he was from. He never did let me know if my guess was correct.

I have always lived in small towns and can tell if a person is from a city or should move to a city. City-folk, worry about what is going on in the rest of the world and pay very little attention to their own backyard. Where us small town folk worry about what is right in front of us and pay very little attention to the happenings in the rest of the world.

I had a good impression of: Neongreen

Just read his profile and his blog, He is just a kid.

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  Title: Chatroom: Kool Kid
Mar 7, 2005 - 11:01 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Talked to Kool Kid in the Chatroom. He let me know how the tournament is going. He would settle for 2nd or 3rd place rather than upset the "Col. Darby"

"2nd place is a first place Loser." I stated to him. A good showing in a tournament is meaningless.

But, of course I was just trying to stir up trouble. I guess there is a spirit of Cooperation in the top ranks of the tournament. They are trying to "Brother in Law" the rest of the players.

Stirring up Trouble:
Myself, being mean spirited, tried to talk Kool Kid into attacking Col. Darby. "Lure him in.... Stab him in the back"
He was taken back by this and stated his Loyalities, to his "Sit in the backseat and try not to get backhanded by dad" point of view.

The Question is Kool Kid: Who's your Daddy? Col Darby, I would say. And if Oakman, has agreed to take the 1st place loser (2nd place) Position; in this fine little plan you three have made. Kool Kid, can call Oakman: Mommy....
[kool_kid] 5:50 pm: hi
[Oakman] 5:50 pm: hey KK
[Lucky Starr] 5:50 pm: hello...virus gone?
[kool_kid] 5:50 pm: oaky can you help me in the tourney?
[kool_kid] 5:50 pm: yep the virus is gone????
[kool_kid] 5:50 pm: i murdered it????????
[MindWyrm] 5:50 pm: hey KK....
[kool_kid] 5:50 pm: ello
[MindWyrm] 5:51 pm: that's a pretty big list.... but still only about 1/3 or less of his planets i think
[kool_kid] 5:51 pm: who??
[Lucky Starr] 5:51 pm: MW, show Cid my spi info....
[Lucky Starr] 5:52 pm: spy
[MindWyrm] 5:52 pm: ok... i will
[kool_kid] 5:52 pm: oh my gosh!!! im getting raped in the tourney!!!
[kool_kid] 5:52 pm: lol
[Lucky Starr] 5:52 pm: I have more.....
[kool_kid] 5:52 pm: 16 planets gone today!
[Oakman] 5:53 pm: its ok
[kool_kid] 5:53 pm: oaky
[Oakman] 5:53 pm: queen took them right?
[kool_kid] 5:53 pm: can you help me somehow?
[kool_kid] 5:53 pm: ya she did
[Oakman] 5:53 pm: i have most of your planets locations under sector 5K
[Oakman] 5:53 pm: hehe
[kool_kid] 5:53 pm: lol
[Oakman] 5:53 pm: just in case something like this happened
[kool_kid] 5:53 pm: i thought so????
[kool_kid] 5:53 pm: let me take them though..
[kool_kid] 5:54 pm: she blows them up usually
[Oakman] 5:54 pm: i will
[Oakman] 5:54 pm: o
[Oakman] 5:54 pm: ill still check them out
[Oakman] 5:54 pm: time to continue looking for namibia and the queen
[Oakman] 5:54 pm: i got TD off of you today KK
[Oakman] 5:55 pm: he asked if me or AK would be mad if he hit you
[kool_kid] 5:55 pm: yay!
[Oakman] 5:55 pm: i said i promised you that i would retaliate
[MindWyrm] 5:56 pm: lol..... thought there wasnt teams in the tourny
[kool_kid] 5:56 pm: i no i no your making me blush????
[Oakman] 5:56 pm: technically ????
[kool_kid] 5:56 pm: kinda??
[Oakman] 5:56 pm: if you havent notcied, me and AK haven't taken anything form each other
[Oakman] 5:56 pm: and we worked together to take out a sector 3rd day
[kool_kid] 5:56 pm: or me????
[Oakman] 5:57 pm: or TD
[kool_kid] 5:57 pm: he wanted to hurt me!????
[MindWyrm] 5:57 pm: ummm.... i can't notice stuff like that since i'm not in the tourny... lol
[kool_kid] 5:57 pm: i should break him??
[Lucky Starr] 5:57 pm: They are "Brother in Lawing" the other players
[Oakman] 5:57 pm: na
[Oakman] 5:57 pm: he asked what info i have on him
[Oakman] 5:57 pm: he knows i have his big SG
[MindWyrm] 5:58 pm: well people... i gotta go.... and thanks for the help there LS.
[Oakman] 5:58 pm: later
[Lucky Starr] 5:59 pm: sure thing
[kool_kid] 5:59 pm: c ya
[MindWyrm] 5:59 pm: good luck in the tourny KK.... i'd wish you luck too Oak  but you don't need it... ????
[Oakman] 5:59 pm: lol
[Oakman] 5:59 pm: yea i do
[Oakman] 5:59 pm: queen has a few of my sectors
[kool_kid] 5:59 pm: your gonna win...
[Oakman] 6:00 pm: gonna up my SD tonight
[Oakman] 6:00 pm: na
[MindWyrm] 6:00 pm: last i could see you were in second
[Oakman] 6:00 pm: AK is gonna hit TD if it comes dow to it
[Oakman] 6:00 pm: plus i promised him he could have first
[MindWyrm] 6:00 pm: lmao
[The Smugglers Bar]: MindWyrm has left at 6:00 pm

Please send Hate Mail to:
Lucky Starr

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  Title: Chatroom: Ramasi
Mar 6, 2005 - 6:24 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Ramasi, entered the chatroom, while I was working on my taxes. He gave me Strategy Locations in the BLOGS. to improve my gameplay....

His advice was noted as advice I should follow if I am to do well in the game... But for this short period of time, I want to live in the land of Chaos, and experiment with ideas that I have for developing a playing style and or routine.

I will save my desire to try to out do other players for in the near future. For now, I am am happy with playing until: Sector Defences, destroy my ship trying to cloak into a sector in a stealth, and place spies in that sector.

My only goal in the game at this time is to get my Bank account, that has a cap of 100 billion, to 1 trillion credits.

To a player who has mastered the game this goal is absurd, but none the less: I am up to 400 billion credits and have only 600 billion credits to go.

3.9.5
504 billion, now.

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  Title: Unregistered Profiles
Mar 6, 2005 - 2:20 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I am under the impression, that players without registered profiles; could very well be a double account of some other player. This is a reason or fear that made me reluctant to sign up with a team.

I have always kept this thought to myself. Sending out Emails and other types of messages to see a response pattern between two players that I suspect as being one and the same. I will try to provoke anger in one suspect to see how the other suspect reacts or seems to know what I have done or I have said.

Double accounts are such an easy thing to have that I just concider it a part of the game. If the players account is not registered I just assume it is a double account of some other player.

I dare not mention who I think plays with double accounts. I have been very wrong in the past. I myself made a double account, on the first day that I ever played this game, but that was because I didnt realize that I was using up 1000's of turns when I moved my ship to different sectors and I hadnt bought any engines. I was so excited that I had found a game that resembled TRADEWARS.


Lucky Starr



  Title: Apology to: Live Rust
Mar 4, 2005 - 11:19 am
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I sent an Apology letter to Live Rust to explain my actions. I was amused by the reaction (I read into) my team-mates emails. They didnt think I should be doing that to Live Rust. I imagined Live Rust's hands reaching through my monitor and strangling me.

With this kind of reaction: I know now, that I will have a great deal of fun playing with spies.

An Apology from Lucky Starr is rarely a statement of regret.

This is true in my real life also.

Lucky Starr


  Title: Spies
Mar 3, 2005 - 12:13 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Can I put Spies on team-mates planets? I will try with or without their permission. Without their permission: I will just infest ONE planet as an experiment. With their permission: I will infest all of the planets that do not except team transfers. There is a chance that the game will not allow such actions.

  Title: Change of play style
Mar 2, 2005 - 10:50 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

My Excel took some SD damage and I was bored with the high level tech cost, the long wait for enough cash to get a tech level past 36.

So I decided to try a play style that I always think about on my commute. I built my planets up to where they produce 2 to 3 trillion in 5 to 6 hours; I sold my Excel and my Voyeger; then upgraded my Spy Ship.

I played for about 2 hours before SD blew me up. It was so much fun, mostly because of the change of pace. Shadow Warrior, caught me in his sector Emergency Warp saved me. That was a hoot. I was so bold as to put spies on Live Rust's planets.

As my planets go Indy, hopefully my score will lower even more... My stratagy is to go backwards in my score, so I can put spies on more players planets. I rebought an Excel, barebones, and I will keep it that way. I will change my game play back to what it was before, but not until I have collected some fun information.

Lucky Starr

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  Title: Donation to the Game
Feb 28, 2005 - 8:16 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Just made my monthly donation to the creators of the game. I will continue to Donate $5.00 to $10.00 monthly. It is so easy for something like this game just to go away if the makers are not turning a profit. If you read my blog and have never made a donation to the game: you just might concider it. I know my own tendancies to lose interest in things for several months at a time and this will happen with this game. I would hate to see it go away because it was not funded and I come back to find nothing here: AAT.


Lucky Starr


  Title: Learned Something New
Feb 24, 2005 - 11:24 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have discovered that if you put spies on other people planets it will put the money they steal right into your bank account.... This means that your bank account grows past 100 billion. This is Money that no misfortune can take away from you.. and gives you a base score that never goes down as long as the money is in the bank.

Lucky Starr


  Title: Lost in Space
Feb 23, 2005 - 2:10 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I left money on the agreed upon planet and the money went away. The person it was meant for has not logged on. I will hold off on furthur payments until Lost in Space is online again. His debt is not that great and I have been that far in debt myself and it just takes a couple of weeks to recover.

My new sleep sectors are formed but not developed. Even though my old sleep setor has many Defences. I do not trust it to stay there and still live...

I have come up with a new development stratagey in building my new sleep sectors. I am sticking with the stratagey of having hundreds of smaller planets working for cash and collecting spy information. This new stratagey, just is a way to give me a visual or a vantage point to oversee my planets using the tiny realspace map.

I have hopes that it will give me more of a feeling of having boundries to protect. I have hopes, that having a Border to protect will give me a direction in chosing enemies and chosing allies based on that Border..... My Enemies now, are chosen on a whim of a moment. My new enemies will be chosen differently from a vantage point overlooking what I have claimed as my area of influence.

Lucky Starr


  Title: Warp Trail Hunting
Feb 22, 2005 - 5:51 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Today I followed warp trails and traded. I took many Planets, finding them using the warp trails. I made all of my newly found planets team planets, so my team mates can milk the cash off of them. I hope that our team leader does not quit after his misfortune. My Planets are generating over 2 trillion credits while I am away from the game.

I empty them everyday of cash and keep them all at level 19. Once my attack ship is maxed out with its tech level. I will make a run for the top 20, or shall I dream: The top 10...

I am farming over 400 level 19 planets. I will really make my push when the Tournament starts and the top dogs are away....


  Title: Play instead of work
Feb 20, 2005 - 10:19 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I was suppose to go and check on one of my clients tonight at Golden Corral....

Tony Soprano, knocked on my frontdoor tonight; his warp Sig. was on the other side of the hole he punched through my warp windows. I imagine that they will find my body floating face-down in the Milky-Way River Tomorrow.

I just hope that I do not BEG for my life when puts his gun to my head....

I am leaving my SG sectors, more and more the last couple of days. I just need to continue leaving well enough alone (with the game) during work hours.

RIP
Lucky Starr

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  Title: Enemy Mine.....
Feb 18, 2005 - 6:35 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have started attacking players with high sector defences, tonight....

I almost have my Ship back into a war ship. I am also building up a secondary Ship. Everytime I go to war I end up losing my attack ship. I will have one in reserve, so there is not so much down time. Nolonger, will I blindly attack sector defenses. The sector that blew my ship out of space is on my hit list and at first scan it stated that the sector had a few million fighters; The attack Scan stated that it had just a few million fighters; When I pushed the attack button the Battle Screen had several 100 million fighters in the attack..... I slowly read the battle report, reading over the top of my glasses, my mouth slowly and silently forming "Oh S**T, Oh S**t. and another story of a learning experience from, Lucky Starr, was born.

After that experience of a couple of weeks ago. I never trade in ships for new ones. I keep them all and buy new ships out right.

Lucky Starr

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  Title: My untrained attempt at Computer Graphics
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:44 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

http://photos.yahoo.com/zenzima



  Title: Semi Finals
Feb 17, 2005 - 3:44 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

Semi Finals: They are on the last Day now.... I just checked the rankings....I still keep on kicking myself for my stupidity. Col. Darby had just found my SG Bank Sector right before I died. I created 2 more to make up for him finding the one. He did not attack it at the time, but when I went back to sleep, his warp sig. was on the Doorstep. I debated on if he had acually found it or not. I went with he had found it and stayed late creating two new bank sectors. Then the Bat of Stupidity struck me in the middle of the forehead...I get teary eyed just thinking about my "Death of Certain Stupidity"

It would be grand if I could blame Col Darby, But he finding my sleep sector had little to do with the acual IQ drop which took place.


  Title: Space Probes
Feb 16, 2005 - 10:59 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I have been tring to figure out better ways to utilize Space Probes. I tried using them to explore space and expand my map on the the known universe (It is like throwing them away). I have tried using them as sentries (I have not a clue if they have helped in this way.)

My next try at making them pay off is to spy ship into hostile territories and try to drop one off into the sector defences. It might work.....

In Tradewars, you could use the probes in very leathal ways. In ATT, I haven't found a "mean" way to use them yet. I am hoping that dropping them behind enemy lines will be more effective than sending them off on instant death missions.





  Title: Donation to the Cause
Feb 13, 2005 - 9:28 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I decided that I should donate some money to the game creaters. I paypal-ed them $10.00 this weekend. I even signed up with paypal to do so....I laugh at myself. All this time with out a Pay-Pal account and this game has me signing up for Paypal.

Who I am: Artist, with some skill. BFA

What I do to make a living: Employment Specialist. Disabled? been to prison? Need a job? I am the person who will advocate for you to get into that work place.

Furniture Salesman on Sundays

Lucky Starr


  Title: Semi Final Tournament
Feb 13, 2005 - 1:05 pm
Posted By: Lucky Starr

I was slowly rising to a 6th or 7th place and I died a death of stupidity...... I thought that I had...... bought an escape-pod for that brand new ship......

Lucky Starr
"If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all."

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