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By on June 5, 2007 5:34:56 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Neilo

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Hi all and welcome to the Tyranny of Evil. The Tyranny of Evil is a dedicated Metaverse empire that has risen to prominence in just 1 year. 2nd place on the AltMeta and a soon to be 3rd place in the MV is no small feat from an empire with ~39 active players.

Dedicated to the pursuit of evil, we encourage all players, new or veterans, to join us in our quest to be the strongest, most active and long lived empire in the Metaverse.

We pride ourselves on being one of the most active empires in the MV or the Altmeta, and it is that activity that makes us unique. Our members are active submitters of games and have a very strong and prominent forum presence.

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Neilo - Emperor, Tyranny of Evil




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June 19, 2007 7:58:34 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
What does every one think, i think the 1st 10 members perhaps....


After that we could set a bar, like "X number of games won with an evil alignment" or something. And a picture of yourself at an Evil petting zoo or something...



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June 19, 2007 9:44:23 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
@ Evil petting zoo....

Sounds good though, anyone else though? I'm happy with Marshall's idea.

Also i thought i'd post our AltMeta data in here for every one to see our progress. Of course you can see the AltMeta in all it's beauty
here



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June 19, 2007 2:00:41 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
(carry-over from HCH thread)

neilo, I had already started on one. What do you think of this? Is it evil enough?

Edit: Of course, your time zone is about 14 hours offset from mine (US EST), so I'll look for your reply tomorrow...




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June 19, 2007 3:38:51 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Welcome aboard, MarshallONeil!

Sorry to steal your nice welcome banner Motti, it just seems to fit us so well.


No prob. It's public domain AFAIK. Maybe we can even corrupt some of the "good" empires into using it. Bwahahahaha!

On another note. I'd like everyone's opinion on at what point we stop making everyone a senator? I don't want every member to be one, but if thats what it takes to get new members then i might have to.

What does every one think, i think the 1st 10 members perhaps....


I'm ok with whatever happens as long as it's evirul.   

And a picture of yourself at an Evil petting zoo or something...


Ahh, yes. The Evil Petting Zoo. Such a relaxing place to visit from time to time.    In fact, I was just there this weekend visiting the Rabbids.



Thanks for the evil banners, MarshallONeil!



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June 19, 2007 4:58:21 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Just a reminder for those who have not yet voted in the MVC elections, there are still a couple of days left to make your voice heard. Only neutrals and other wussies don't vote.




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June 19, 2007 11:13:30 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Yet again good work Marshall!! It is now our official Tyranny of Evil banner.

I still love your avatar Motti, i pmsfl at that pic...



Hey Marshall, how do you make the banners a link? Good idea but i can't work it out.

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June 19, 2007 11:34:50 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
I got another favour to ask you Marshall, or maybe Motti could do it. The Tyranny of Evil wording in the op, id like to have it look the same as Motti's welcome. I can't do stuff like that, guess you need photoshop or something, reckon any of you guys could do somethinf and i'll change the post to match it.

Thanks guys, no sweat if can't



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June 19, 2007 11:51:51 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
This is very crude, done in 5 mins with paint, but i think they should build this testament to our evilness. If playjeff or dan gets a nice little avatar we get rid of that wannabe evil bloke bush and put him in....



crude i know but the message is there....

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June 20, 2007 8:54:36 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
how do you make the banners a link?


I just copied the code for Kryo's AltMeta banners into a text file, changed the link part to go to this thread, then changed the image src to the new banner image. Then I pasted another copy of the AltMeta banner below that, then threw in my own spore tagline below that and saved it. Now all I have to do is open the file and copy a few lines whenever I post. I have another block in there for my HCH banner and the alternate AltMeta banner I use when I'm being nice. Or, you know, pretending to be nice.

As for the flaming text, I might be able to take a look at it this weekend, but no promises. It might be easier for Motti to repeat himself than for me to reinvent the fire.




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June 20, 2007 10:19:26 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Now all I have to do is open the file and copy a few lines whenever I post.


A handy tip, if you or anyone wanting to do a sig uses Firefox--give the Clippings extension a try. I use it myself for my prefab replies, and it's a huge time saver. Two clicks to paste them in, no extra programs needed.


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June 20, 2007 11:58:20 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Thanks Marshall, i'll give that a try. That's a nice little find Kryo, i just installed it and it's pretty cool, saves going into notepad all the time, thankyou



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June 20, 2007 12:26:14 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
I will try and get a picture of something, if i can figure it out.
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June 20, 2007 12:54:02 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Hehe...That's an eeevirul mountain if I ever saw one, neilo.   

Thanks for the tip, kryo!

neilo - I lifted and modified that welcome graphic and can't duplicate the font. Here's a couple of home made ones...

If you hover your mouse over this one, it'll display "Mwahahaha!" The text can be changed to whatever we want.



And one without a title...



I hope they'll do for now. I can make them smaller of you'd like.



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June 21, 2007 8:37:31 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Since I recently discovered that I can also be openly pure evil and don't have to hide behind pretended neutralism...I guess I can also join this empire.

Maybe sometime I may still pretend to be neutral, but that's for me just the most evil form of pure evil - tricking the others civs to believe you are sort of a "nice guy" - just to show 'em how wrong they were.

But beside that I just love to blow things up (I still want my Doom Star!) and best way to do that is with some decent weapons...!
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June 21, 2007 9:34:23 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
A warm welcome to Herodias!



Our evirulness is getting stronger by the day!


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June 21, 2007 10:35:47 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Glad you can join us, Herodias!!



Maybe sometime I may still pretend to be neutral, but that's for me just the most evil form of pure evil - tricking the others civs to believe you are sort of a "nice guy" - just to show 'em how wrong they were.


Ahhhh, being nice so they think you are not evil, then wiping them out without mercy???? That sounds plenty evil for us!!!

Nice work Motti!! They look fine the way they are. I have fixed up our thread, no mistaking our evil crusade now...

We really are starting to make inroads in the MV ranks, a big thankyou to all our members for taking us so far in such a short time, i kind of have my eye on those damn Hitchikers, they think they are sooo good. There is no room in this Metaverse for such a empire of do-gooders.....let us wipe them out...MwaahhaaHaahaaa!!!



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June 21, 2007 11:09:58 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
I'm considering a move. I might bring my main character over from the HCH. The reasons are that I feel a lot more comfortable here and the "fun" part of this empire suits me better than the "mature" theme of the HCH.

I joined the HCH when Alex was under attack from ouside the empire. I wanted to show my support for him while that played out. That's now over with and I feel like I've done my part there.

Thoughts? I'd particularly like to hear from MarshallONeil and neilo, since they're in both empires.

If I'm gone for a couple of days, I'm not ignoring anyone. Our CEO just flew in and I'm required to go to a lunch today, dinner tonight and meetings all day tomorrow with him. (I hate politics, but what can one do?) Things should be back to normal next week.
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June 21, 2007 11:25:17 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Hey, how do I go about joining? I need a place that is willing to help teach a noob .
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June 21, 2007 11:41:42 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Funny you should mention that Motti. I was only thinking to myself earlier on that i have seen far more action here in the Tyranny thread in our short life then in some months over on the HCH thread. That is my only gripe with HCH, seems a little too quite and a little reserved. That being said, my centurion neilo character will remain at the HCH as i am working to get that character into the top 25 and i have done most of that work within the ranks of the HCH, previously i was with the Colonial Fleet.

But i fully intend on making Bad Muther Fraker my main, and eventually default, character. I just will wait till i have a few more medals first (insert ego here), so i can fully understand your desire to make this your permanent home. I love the fun here and hope we can continue to grow.

With regards to "attack on alex", i must have missed that, so i cannot commment, but i for one think that if your not happy there (or anywhere really) than change. This is a game after all and if anything to do with the game is not as fun as you want, then by all means do what has to be done.

Many people have called many empires their home, i believe the HCH lost a few to the Gerontocracy (sp) recently, it may seem as if there is a problem but i think it is healthy for the Metaverse for there to be player movements, stirs the waters if you will.

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Hey go for it, the Tyranny of Evil will take any points it can get, in fact i command you to bring me those points!!!!! Mwaaahaahaaaahaaaaa

/End\

Do what makes you have fun mate, i'm sure no-one in the HCH will have any negative feelings, and don't worry about not being around, work is work, it's gotta be done.



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June 21, 2007 11:47:04 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Hey, how do I go about joining? I need a place that is willing to help teach a noob .


We're here to help whether you join or not. As far as that goes, I'm not sure. Our emperor sent me an invitation via email. There's a way to join without that, but I don't remember how. Would the emperor or another senator send The Mad Dragon an invite? Thanks in advance.

I replied to one of your other posts about the defense bonus when you keep your ships in orbit. Neilo had a great idea about using armed cargo hulls to boost your military strength. Having a sufficient military is the key to avoiding war.

The economy is the most important aspect of the game. That doesn't mean having ready cash available, but rather the potential to fund your projects and military.

Tech trading is the easiest way to boost your economy short term. Sell whatever tech you have to all of the AIs in the same turn in order to get ahead in tech trading. Military tech is valued by the AI, but is the least important to the human player. Sell your military techs and keep your diplo and planetary invasion techs for yourself. Always give up a defense tech for money. Defense is the least valuable tech, but sells for a nice price. Attack is the next lowest value tech for a real human.

More later.
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June 21, 2007 11:57:27 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Hi Mad Dragon, if you would like to join then you are most welcome. It is very easy, follow this link join Tyranny of Evil and click, Join Empire. Or if you like, i can send you an invite.

We'd love to have you and offer any knowledge we have. We were all noobs at some point, and i am still learning many aspects of the game every time i play. If you do join up, leave me a post here and i'll go ahead and make you a senator.

Let us know what you are having problems with and we'll help out

Remember folks, it's the last day of voting for the MVC Elections. Make sure to get your votes in, we have two Tyranny of Evil members up for election, myself and Playjeff.

No matter who you vote for, be sure to hurry if you haven't voted as it closes soon.

FYI We are now 16th on the AltMeta...Whoo hoo!!



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June 21, 2007 11:57:32 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Hmmm, I see.

So, can someone list the techs of importance, from most to least? This would be a great assest. I turned off tech trading, because I read somewhere that it should be turned off(can't remember for what reason).

I'd also like to mention that I am playing DL, not DA. I plan on getting DA in the near future.
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June 21, 2007 12:03:48 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Hi Mad Dragon, if you would like to join then you are most welcome. It is very easy, follow this link join Tyranny of Evil and click, Join Empire. Or if you like, i can send you an invite.

We'd love to have you and offer any knowledge we have. We were all noobs at some point, and i am still learning many aspects of the game every time i play. If you do join up, leave me a post here and i'll go ahead and make you a senator.

Let us know what you are having problems with and we'll help out

Remember folks, it's the last day of voting for the MVC Elections. Make sure to get your votes in, we have two Tyranny of Evil members up for election, myself and Playjeff.

No matter who you vote for, be sure to hurry if you haven't voted as it closes soon.

FYI We are now 16th on the AltMeta...Whoo hoo!!



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I have joined.

As for the help, everything. I understand the VERY basics. Beyond that I'm clueless. I've posted what I did in one of my previous games. I understand the game is there to ahve fun, but losing constantly is no fun. I don't want to reduce the difficulty, because I will never learn.

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June 21, 2007 12:12:06 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Personally i leave tech trading on. Selling techs to the AI when your cash starpped and trading for some valuable weapons is paramount, especially when your economy is in the crapper. i would say playing without tech trading would be an advanced game.

Techs of importance??? Well that depends on what type of game you are playing. If on a large map i try and get impulse drive 3 as quick as i can. it really helps out with your survey vessels to get the all important anomolies. The first level of diplomacy is a must, to get Diplomatic translators, and level of terraforming to get aphrodesiac and go as far up the research branch as quick as you can for a boost in you research ability.

A quick rundown on what i go for 1st,

Sensors 1 ( for the survey module to build new survey ships, anomolies = cash!
Hyperdrive - New Propulsion Techniques - Ion Drive, continue on till impluse 3 asap
Xeno Communications - Universal Translator - Diplomatic Relations (for diplomatic translators)
Then i get to laser 5 as quick as i can.

next is the planetary invasion tech and then onto the terraforming techs to get Aphrodisiac.

That is quick list, and varies from game to game, but that is pretty close. After those i go for trade and then head for the galactic stock exchanges, don't get industrial sector too early, it will cripple your economy.

Remember, to avoid getting attacked too early, try and keep your military rating in the top 3 or 4 and be sure to get as many military resources as possible to give that extra little boost in weapons.

Hope this helps a bit



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June 21, 2007 12:22:37 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
I hate politics, but what can one do?


You turn them into Evil politics, of course!   

For my part, I don't mind the HCH forum being quiet. Most empire threads start off great guns then taper off to an occasional trickle after a couple of months. I don't really find the atmosphere there all that "mature"... but then I have a character in the Gerontocracy, too, so go figure.

Plus, my main character, The Corinthian, has been part of the HCH almost since its inception, and he played his part in their meteoric rise to 1st place, so I plan to keep him there. My personal goal for that character is 50 games or Top 25.

After that (if I ever get that much game time...) I will probably spend some time with the Evil Altarians. I like having characters in different empires; even though it doesn't impact the play of the game one bit, it's like having a different backstory when I switch between characters.




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