Doomstead Diner Menu => Doomsteading => Topic started by: RE on September 24, 2019, 01:31:08 PM

Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers
Post by: RE on September 24, 2019, 01:31:08 PM
Here's the Doomstead Diner hidden away in the Brooks Range on the Last Great Frontier:

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Viking_Doomstead.gif)

Here's RE, Shaman & Wizard of the Clan:

(https://www.apkguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Vikings-War-Of-Clans-Guide.png)

Here's my Main Squeeze, Ayla 🥰:

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Vikings-spear-2.jpg)

Back in the Jurassic Period of personal computing, I briefly became addicted to a computer game, "Sid Meyer's Civilization".  Your goal in that game was to either Conquer the Earth or to take off with Elon Musk on an Interstellar starship to explore an Conquer the Universe!  This was the early 1990s.

I went about this addiction for about 6 months, and was late to work a couple of times playing it all night.  After I got the algorithms down so I would always win, I lost interest in it and stopped playing computer games entirely.

The Games have of course improved immeasurably visually over the intervening years, and they have become more complex also with AI features that make figuring them out much more difficult now.  I recently clicked on an Ad for "Vikings: War of Clans" which is an Online Game launched in 2015.  I'm still a total Novice at this game, currently just building my Community of Vikings and building Farms and Stone Quarries and Mines and Lumber Mills etc..  I've trained some Warriors in Barracks I built, but we haven't gone out on any Raids yet.

I love the graphics and the time period, and it's a great way to kill some time when there is no pressing Collapse Issue to write on or make a Video about.  Once I figure out the game a little better I'm going to write a narrative around it, a post-SHTF Day survival story of the Clan Doomstead Diner.  I can use screen illustrations for graphics, and the Newz Reports the AI generates to give it a realistic flavor.  :icon_sunny:

If you log in to the game, there's ways to join forces and so forth, so let me know in a PM if you are playing it.  I promise not to Raid your Town, Sack the Village and Rape all your Wimmen! lol.  Fellow Diners will be spared the Wrath of RE666 the Falcon Navigator,  Chief Cook & Bottlewasher of the Doomstead Diner!

See you in Fantasyland!  ;D

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Doomstead Diner: War of Clans
Post by: Surly1 on September 24, 2019, 05:18:33 PM

If you log in to the game, there's ways to join forces and so forth, so let me know in a PM if you are playing it.  I promise not to Raid your Town, Sack the Village and Rape all your Wimmen! lol.  Fellow Diners will be spared the Wrath of RE666 the Falcon Navigator,  Chief Cook & Bottlewasher of the Doomstead Diner!

See you in Fantasyland!  ;D

RE

Frankly I am amazed that you have any time for computer games given the amount of time you spend on the Diner and cooking. But good for you!
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Doomstead Diner: War of Clans
Post by: RE on September 24, 2019, 05:56:55 PM

If you log in to the game, there's ways to join forces and so forth, so let me know in a PM if you are playing it.  I promise not to Raid your Town, Sack the Village and Rape all your Wimmen! lol.  Fellow Diners will be spared the Wrath of RE666 the Falcon Navigator,  Chief Cook & Bottlewasher of the Doomstead Diner!

See you in Fantasyland!  ;D

RE

Frankly I am amazed that you have any time for computer games given the amount of time you spend on the Diner and cooking. But good for you!

I keep it running in a window.  Every so often I drop in to see how the building projects are going.  It takes a long time for shit to get built.  You have to run it for weeks/months.  You can speed things up by paying REAL money, but I'm not that dimwitted a fantasy game aficionado.

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Doomstead Diner: War of Clans
Post by: azozeo on September 25, 2019, 11:26:42 AM

If you log in to the game, there's ways to join forces and so forth, so let me know in a PM if you are playing it.  I promise not to Raid your Town, Sack the Village and Rape all your Wimmen! lol.  Fellow Diners will be spared the Wrath of RE666 the Falcon Navigator,  Chief Cook & Bottlewasher of the Doomstead Diner!

See you in Fantasyland!  ;D

RE

Frankly I am amazed that you have any time for computer games given the amount of time you spend on the Diner and cooking. But good for you!

I keep it running in a window.  Every so often I drop in to see how the building projects are going.  It takes a long time for shit to get built.  You have to run it for weeks/months.  You can speed things up by paying REAL money, but I'm not that dimwitted a fantasy game aficionado.

RE


You can take the boy outta' da' school, but U just can't rid the school outta' da' boy  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Doomstead Diner: War of Clans
Post by: RE on September 25, 2019, 12:30:48 PM

If you log in to the game, there's ways to join forces and so forth, so let me know in a PM if you are playing it.  I promise not to Raid your Town, Sack the Village and Rape all your Wimmen! lol.  Fellow Diners will be spared the Wrath of RE666 the Falcon Navigator,  Chief Cook & Bottlewasher of the Doomstead Diner!

See you in Fantasyland!  ;D

RE

Frankly I am amazed that you have any time for computer games given the amount of time you spend on the Diner and cooking. But good for you!

I keep it running in a window.  Every so often I drop in to see how the building projects are going.  It takes a long time for shit to get built.  You have to run it for weeks/months.  You can speed things up by paying REAL money, but I'm not that dimwitted a fantasy game aficionado.

RE


You can take the boy outta' da' school, but U just can't rid the school outta' da' boy  :icon_mrgreen:

I'm currently working on making it to Level 7.  I need to get to Level 12 to build the Hall of Mysteries so I can summon the Shamans.  :icon_sunny:

I'm staying out of trouble with no Wars using the Peace Boost which protects me from being Invaded or Spied on to stay safe at the moment.  I think that has about a day left on it.

My Resource tallies are good.  Plenty of Food, Lumber, Stone & Iron for builbing, and 30K in Silver for trade at some point in the future.  Right now the Community is a full Gift Economy, no moey is being used for the building.  I order it DONE, and the rest of the community pulls together to build it while I sit in my Cripple Cart barking out directions.  ;D

Ayla just rolled back in from a hunting expedition.  She nailed a Caribou, so tonight we are having Caribou Steaks with Wild Mushrooms & Onions for dinner.  ;D

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Vikings-archer-1.jpeg)

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - L18 Update
Post by: RE on October 23, 2019, 09:18:54 PM
I have completed a complete month in the game, really called "Vikings: War of Clans".  Although it has a few deficiencies which I'll eventually elaborate on, its a very good and very deep strategy game, numerical in nature.  I'm going to write an article for the blog on it as a good Modeling tool for post-SHTF day Preppers and Doomsteaders.  :icon_sunny:

Progress report after one month, I am now up to Level 18 and doing quite well, despite a couple of attacks early on that nearly wiped me out.  I have figured out more of the details of the game and have a much larger army now.  I'm also substantially richer in the Resource Based Economy (RBE) of the game, I started out with Zero and I am now a Millionaire.  :icon_sunny:  You have 6 basic commodities you need to accumulate to build stuff and do various tasks, Food, Lumber, Iron, Stone, Silver and of course Gold.  I'll detail more of how that works when I write the blog.

Meanwhile, my Castle is highly improved as you can see from the first post to this thread:
click the pics for large)
Vik L18 2019 10 23 Castle
Vik L18 2019 10 23 Castle

All stone now, no more wooden ramparts.  The top also substantially more decorated and impressive looking.

In celebration of one month in the game and making it successfully to L18, I held a competition for a new Hero to replace the one I was given I think at random when I started the game (not the one in the pic in the first post here.  Her I would have kept. LOL.).  She was OK, but not really my type.  Here's my new Main Squeeze (still named Ayla, I haven't renamed her, that costs some game gold. Ayla comes from the novel "Clan of the Cave Bear".).

Vik L18 2019 10 23 Hero
Vik L18 2019 10 23 Hero

This one looks more like Gabrielle from the old "Xena: Warrior Princess" TV Series who I had the hots for back in the day.

http://www.youtube.com/v/EBeAtn_2VY4

Renee O'Connor who played Gabrielle did all her own stunts, she was a gymnast and martial artist/stunt woman before she got the Xena part.

I may kick in some game gold to rename her, though I really liked the Ayla character also.  Didn't like Darryl Hannah who played her in the movie though.  However, the time period for Ayla was too early, it was when both Homo Saps and Homo Neadertalensis occupied the Earth at the same time, around 60,000 or so years ago.  Xena was set in Ancient Greece, around 3000 YA, closer to the Viking time period from around 900-1100AD.  Technology didn't change much in the interim, it was still Iron Age stuff.

OK, back to the game, I have some Zombies (Invaders) to fend off.

RE

Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - L18 Update
Post by: RE on October 24, 2019, 07:24:33 AM
I have 2 NEW FRIENDS  :icon_sunny: from my Clan who actually speak English!  Most of the game is populated by Ruskies.  I can't read Cyrillic alphabet so it makes it tough for me to communicate on the site.

One is 26, from Siberia.  The other is 17 from just north of Kazakhstan.  ::)

This is a great way to meet Millenial Ruskies!  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - On the way to becoming a BILLIONAIRE!
Post by: RE on October 24, 2019, 02:23:39 PM
I now have reached the 100M mark in Resources!  I am a Viking Self Made Horatio Alger Multi-Millionaire in just over a month starting from Zero!  Over 35M ozs. of Silver alone! About 20M Bushels of Barley, Rye & Oats, 20M Board-feet of Lumber, 20M lbs of Iron of Iron and 20M lbs of Rock.  My main savings account of Gold has 140,000 ozs.  Exchange rate of Gold for Silver in the game is about 70:1

According to one of my English speaking friends, the Battle of Kingdoms is about to begin!  I have over 120,000 Troops now, Horsemen, Archeresses, Trebuchet, Mercenaries, Shield Maidens, you name it!  I have been Peaceful so far in the game, only attacking Invaders (Zombies) and one asshole Town Chieftain who attacked me first.  My attack failed though.  :( I am much better equipped now.  If anybody attacks me this time, they will feel Thor's Mighty Hammer!

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/cmx-images-prod/Item/744376/744376._SX1280_QL80_TTD_.jpg)

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE Promted to WARLORD of the Tokki Clan!
Post by: RE on October 29, 2019, 02:04:14 PM
With just over 1 month in the game and about 1 week as a member of the Tokki (all Ruskie except me) Clan, I have been promoted from Rookie to Warrior and now to Warlord!  :icon_sunny:

 :aola:

We are in our 2nd major battle since I joined, this one is halfway done in about 4 hours, then another 24 to finish.  I have been hard at work Pointing & Clicking to make sure my contribution to VICTORY is substantial.  That's what got me promoted here in the first 24 hours of this battle.

Currently, Tokki is once again KICKING ASS in the competition.  So far in passing various Checkpoints as an individual and also as member of the Clan, I have scarfed up  over 100K oz in Gold.  Also another 60M or so in various commodities.  I have re-invested much of my earnings in upgrading my town and Palace, now at L21.

It's a great Resource Based Economy Game, and reasonably realistic with a few kludges to make the gamin possible.   You really have to pay attention to your resources in order to get things built.  Good training for the post SHTF day world.

Now, back to the game...

              RE the Warlord
(https://img.rankedboost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/For-Honor-Warlord-Guide.png)

RE
Title: ♞ Diners: War of Doomers - Game Theory
Post by: RE on November 04, 2019, 08:00:50 AM
I am hours away from my biggest Battle yet to assure the Safety and Security of my Doomstead in the Game Simulation of Vikings: War of Clans.  I have been Prepping up for this battle over the last day, and hopefully me and the Virtual Diners I have recruited and trained will be up to the Challenge!  :icon_sunny:

The biggest change here going into this Battle is I changed Clans.  I was Recruited by a much BIGGER Clan by the various Clan Headhunters looking for talent.  I was sad to leave the TOKKI Clan and the few English Speaking Ruskies I met there, but I eventually discovered while TOKKI was successful, I was playing Little League ball.  The game is divided up in all sorts of ways so you can feel "successful" no matter what Level you are playing at.  This new Clan is also of course jammed full of Ruskies.  lol.  But I have found a couple of English speakers in this one also.  Still working on improving the Communications and Translations though.  My main connection right now on the language level is a Lithuanian babe who writes pretty good English.  However, she's not too savvy with varying types of communication methods, so we are still working that out.

Now, I know many of you will look at this as a Trivial Pursuit, but it's not.  Game Theory is a very active discipline, and this Game was CLEARLY designed by Game Theorists.  Prior to getting caught up in the Greek Tragedy, Yanis Varoufakis was best know as a Game Theorist in Economics.  And of course the GREATEST Gamer of them ALL was/is Gary Kasparov, a Ruskie also.  Not to mention my Personal Chess Hero of my youth, Bobby Fischer, who was a sort of American boy from Brooklyn in NYC and I throughly WORSHIPPED as a young Chess Player.  I sat at the TV transfixed every day when his match with Boris Spassky played out in Rejkyavik, Iceland, broadcast at the time live by the NYC PBS station on Channel 13.  It was hosted by Shelby Lyman, who put up all the latest moves on a board and then did analysis of the moves.

I am still a Gamer at heart, and although no game IMHO will ever be as good as Chess, this one is very well designed as computer games go.  It is NOT "Grand Theft Auto". LOL.  It's not a "Shoot-em'Up" game at all.  It's a math game of Resources and their applications.  It's very deep, endlessly so for all practical purposes.  These days, it provides me much fodder for thought as we wander our way down the Collapse Highway.  I will be writing a blog about it, but my energy for that right now is low.  I hope to recover some over the next weeks.

Meanwhile, let us not forget another great Gamer and Chess player, Josh Weitzman, who was the subject of the film "Searching for Bobby Fischer".  He quit chess after the film was made, because he got too self-conscious and thought more about how he LOOKED than about the game itself.  He wrote books about this afterwards, none of which I have read though.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ybrY9JWVBv4

RE

Title: ♞ Diners: War of Doomers - 666
Post by: RE on November 05, 2019, 04:10:14 AM
I am into about the first 1/3rd of the big Clan Battle ongoing on Vikings.  My new Clan MNNT is also KICKING ASS in the new League we are in  I estimate at the moment I have graduated from Little League to AA Ball, maybe College BB, not sure.  I'm sure I am still at least 2 steps away from the Major League.  LOL.

I am no longer a mere MILLIONAIRE in Resources, I am now a BILLIONAIRE!  Not sure how long it will take to get to TRILLIONAIRE status on this in the Game. ???  It's a logarithmithic scale, I already worked that out.  Everything in the game jumps by orders of magnitude as you "grow",  It is a fine example on the Game level of how our culture developed.

Interestingly here, as far as my GOLD holdings are concerned in the Town Vault, I hit EXACTLY 666 during the Battle so far!  :o I did not game this to make it so, it just added up that way from my Personal Victories together with the Clan Victories.  :icon_sunny:  Look in the Upper Right Corner of the Town View to see the Gold Total:

click the pics to enlarge

Vik L24 2019 11 4 666
Vik L24 2019 11 4 666

I have also moved my Town to a more Bucolic Location than I was in, placing it right on the water's edge in the Fjord.  I will hang in this location for a while.  There are game aspects of your location that are important to consider, another very important aspect of setting up a IRL Doomstead.

Vik L24 2019 11 4 666 Location
Vik L24 2019 11 4 666 Location

OK, I gotta get back to whacking Zombies for my Clan.  ;D

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers: RE makes it to the MAJOR LEAGUE!
Post by: RE on November 06, 2019, 05:19:34 PM
PHEW!  After 2 grueling days, our latest Battle is now FINISHED!

I am pleased to report now that the Diner is in fact playing in the MAJOR Leagues!  :icon_sunny:  Our Clan came in 6th out of ALL the Clans in the Game, and RE came out of the Bullpen throwing SMOKE and was 3rd among Clan members in CRUSHING our opposing Clan in racking up Points.  Even the recalcitrant Ruskies who hate all Amerikans in the Clan are getting to like me. :)

Tomorrow a new Major Battle begins.  We are battling for the Crown of Journheim, that is the central "Kingdom of all Kingdoms".  Sort of like  the BIS is the Central Bank of all Central Banks.  ;D

I am currently resting up my Pitching Arm (OK, Mouse and Keyboard fingers  ::) )  and then the WILD THING will emerge from the Bullpen once again to KILL ALL GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES!

http://www.youtube.com/v/BNCEFn7E34s

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers: The Man Who Would Be King
Post by: RE on November 07, 2019, 06:51:29 AM
The Great Battle to become the KING OF JOURNHEIM begins this afternoon and lasts 2 days.  Do not expect to see or hear from me too much during this time.  I am pulling out all the stops and I am prepped and ready to go.  I now understand the math of the game and most of the important mechanics.  I am however going up against much more experienced players of this game, so I am a real LONGSHOT to WIN.  But if you like betting on a Horse with long odds, I just might be your Dark Horse.

Secretariat RE goes to the Viking Races!

(https://cdn.britannica.com/93/162993-050-83EFD603/Secretariat-one-finishes-Ron-Turcotte-Thoroughbred-horse-1948.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/ucKHRfso7nw

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers
Post by: Surly1 on November 07, 2019, 06:59:31 AM
"The Man Who Would Be King" is for my money one of the great films of all time. Love it.

When you screen it, it is stylistically badly dated and younger people have little patience for it. their loss.
Not enough car crashes or Transformers, I guess.

Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers
Post by: RE on November 07, 2019, 07:12:13 AM
"The Man Who Would Be King" is for my money one of the great films of all time. Love it.

When you screen it, it is stylistically badly dated and younger people have little patience for it. their loss.
Not enough car crashes or Transformers, I guess.

Two fantastic actors in Sean Connery and Michael Caine.  :emthup:  The don't write 'em like that anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/v/0GoI48D4oAg

I am badly dated also.  A computer addict from the Jurrasic Period.  But trust me, I will give these Ruskie Millenials a run for the money!  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE GONE to the TWILIGHT ZONE!
Post by: RE on November 07, 2019, 07:24:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/HTTAPCUtbc8

I am resurrecting the old RE for this battle.  I can't get my legs back, but I still have the keyboard fingers and the KNOWLEDGE to do that with, that the Millenials I am facing down do not have.  I do not predict victory here, that would be amazing but unlikely.  I will make a good showing though.

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - T-30 Minutes and Counting!
Post by: RE on November 07, 2019, 03:35:55 PM
The Battle is about to begin.. Wish me luck Diners!

BATTLE FORMATIONS!

http://www.youtube.com/v/HdNn5TZu6R8

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Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - GAME DOWN!
Post by: RE on November 07, 2019, 05:17:01 PM
These big competitions apparently really test their servers.  The game has gone down for now.  :(

I am not doing too great anyhow.  Most of the Players fighting for the Journheim King Title are at L35, I am only L24.  It will take some time for me to get competitive at that level.  It's much like Chess rankings, actually.  You can't get up in level overnight, you have to play many opponents over time.

The game is clearly designed by Ruskie Chess Players.

It is OK.  I have time as long as I stay above ground and the fucking Servers work!  This one is a good learning experience.  I will need to get my Level up to 35 for the next one.

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Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - GAME DOWN!
Post by: azozeo on November 08, 2019, 11:12:34 AM
These big competitions apparently really test their servers.  The game has gone down for now.  :(

I am not doing too great anyhow.  Most of the Players fighting for the Journheim King Title are at L35, I am only L24.  It will take some time for me to get competitive at that level.  It's much like Chess rankings, actually.  You can't get up in level overnight, you have to play many opponents over time.

The game is clearly designed by Ruskie Chess Players.

It is OK.  I have time as long as I stay above ground and the fucking Servers work!  This one is a good learning experience.  I will need to get my Level up to 35 for the next one.

RE




Look what "YOU" & your game did to my rock !


(https://mysteriousuniverse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/mystery-3621743_640-570x335.jpg)


Wizard Rock Mysteriously Disappears and Reappears in Arizona Park

Paul Seaburn

November 5, 2019

    First there is a mountain,
    Then there is no mountain,
    Then there is

You know you’re of a certain age if the news that a one-ton boulder that has been a popular attraction in an Arizona park suddenly disappears, only to just-as-suddenly mysteriously reappear several weeks later, reminds you of a 1967 song by Donovan. You know you’re of a different age if the name “Wizard Rock” reminds you of the band Harry and the Pottersand their 2004 album “Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock!”. No matter what age you are, you’ll be thrilled and puzzled by the story of the mysterious disappearance and reappearance of the Prescott National Forest’s Wizard Rock.

    “It’s unfortunate when we lose a treasure such as the Wizard Rock. Our hope is that it will be returned to us, and these recent recurring events will become an educational opportunity. These boulders belong to the public, and should be enjoyed by locals and visitors for years to come.”


https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/2019/11/01/arizona-stolen-boulder-returned-prescott-national-forest-wizard-rock/4125722002/ (https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/2019/11/01/arizona-stolen-boulder-returned-prescott-national-forest-wizard-rock/4125722002/)
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - ACTS has set in!
Post by: RE on November 08, 2019, 12:57:27 PM
ACUTE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.

The dreaded disease of all Cyber Warriors!  :o

My mouse hand and Right Index Finger are throbbing with PAIN!

I am going to take a couple of Opioids to push through this.  Also knock back a couple more Bloody Maries.  Still a full day to go!

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RElocated to the Boonies!
Post by: RE on November 09, 2019, 03:32:09 AM
I left Journheim and the Battle for the Crown a day early, for several reasons.

#1-  I was too out-ranked.  You need to be at around L35 to stand a chance in that battle.  It will take me a while to build to that ranking.

#2  I hated the graphics of the location.  It's the North Slope on Steroids.  ::)

click the pics to enlarge

Vik L24 2019 11 7 jOURNHEIM 1
Vik L24 2019 11 7 jOURNHEIM 1

That's my Town on Fire right after I went to Jourheim.  I got it extinguished though and Resurrected and Healed the Dead & Wounded Diners.  :icon_sunny:

After returning ealrler today, I briefly moved into the Big Shity of our Clan Stronghold to offload some Resources.

Vik L24 2019 11 8 MNNT Stronghold
Vik L24 2019 11 8 MNNT Stronghold

My Town is the one with the Caravan leaving and bringing Resourses to the Stronghold.

I have since moved out of there, since I cannot stand the Big Shity and have moved out to the Boonies again.

Vik L24 2019 11 9 Peninsula
Vik L24 2019 11 9 Peninsula

I searched quite a bit to find this location.  I am on a small Peninsula attached to the Mainland by a small land bridge.  I only share the peninsula with 2 small towns, which are essentially Bedroom Communities for my main Town on the peninsula.  There is good Farmland, Woodland and we are Protected from Invaders by the Water around us.  There is a Lake for Freshwater as well.

My Hero, Shaman and Troops are currently out of town collecting SILVER from an Invader's Lair I DECIMATED shortly after moving to the neighborhood.  :icon_sunny:  My Troops, Shaman and Hero will not be back in Town until tomorrow, so right now I am on Break and drinking heavily at the Mead Hall.  :icon_sunny:

Vik L24 2019 11 9 Mead Hall
Vik L24 2019 11 9 Mead Hall

The Shrine of Odin is right next door, I spend a lot of time there contemplating on how best to Lead the Diners in our Town.  It is a very Time Consuming endeavor. lol.

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Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RElocated to the Boonies!
Post by: Surly1 on November 09, 2019, 05:36:06 AM
I left Journheim and the Battle for the Crown a day early, for several reasons.

#1-  I was too out-ranked.  You need to be at around L35 to stand a chance in that battle.  It will take me a while to build to that ranking.

#2  I hated the graphics of the location.  It's the North Slope on Steroids.  ::)
RE

http://www.youtube.com/v/S4lvLBe6fsE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RElocated to the Boonies!
Post by: RE on November 09, 2019, 07:29:37 AM
I left Journheim and the Battle for the Crown a day early, for several reasons.

#1-  I was too out-ranked.  You need to be at around L35 to stand a chance in that battle.  It will take me a while to build to that ranking.

#2  I hated the graphics of the location.  It's the North Slope on Steroids.  ::)
RE

http://www.youtube.com/v/S4lvLBe6fsE

Indeed.  I hope to make L35 perhaps by the 8th Anniversary of the Diner in Feb 2020.

It depends on how much I can quit smoking.  I had been smoking a pack a day, but have now cut back to 6 packs a week.  I use the $10 I was spending one day for the smokes as my weekly "pay to play" contribution to the Ruskie gamers who set the game up.  They got server costs and gotta live too.

If I quit smoking entirely for a week, I might be able to hit L35 before Trumpofsky gets Impeached. lol.

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Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RElocated Inward
Post by: RE on November 11, 2019, 08:20:22 AM
I have RElocated again, somewhat inward towards the Center of Power where I last was.  This in Preparation for the next big Global Contest which takes off this afternoon.

A similar Peninsula surrounded by Water, this time I am right next to the Lake for Fresh Water, and I only share the peninsula with one Bedroom Community, much lower level than me.

My Hero is considerably more powerful now, and I have a well-stocked War Chest for this battle.  I intend at the moment to travel to the Opposing Kingdom for this fight again.  It's not Jourheim, that fucking shithole.  ::)  It's a Kingdom more like our own at a similar ranking.  I hope to do better this time around.  :emthup:

Here's my new digs:

Vik L24 2019 11 11 666 Location
Vik L24 2019 11 11 666 Location

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 12, 2019, 03:33:16 AM
We are 12 hours in to the 2 Day Battle to KILL ZOMBIES and the Clan Global Competion  which takes into account many factors.

I am pleased to report that in this one, RE is totally KICKING FUCKING ASS!

I am in 1st Place personally right now in both of these competitions in my current I think AAA Ball League Clan.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 19, 2019, 08:03:03 AM
Latest Battle Report fom the War of Doomers in Cyberspace.

MNNT Clan is once again KICKING ASS.  AYKC, the 18 year old female warrior is leading the charge, like Joan of Arc!  She racks up some fucking serious numbers!  I am doing Janitorial work and leading the Clan in tasks like doing the dishes and laundry, and scrubbing the toilet.  This is work nobody likes doing much, but it's necessary.  Not very glamorous though.

I got a nice spot in the Enemy Kingdom right now to do my Ghostbusting and KILL ZOMBIES!  Right on the Fjord with a Freshwater Lake and good Woodland and Farmland around me.  I have EXTERMINATED all the local Zombies and Ghosts, and there is only one small Bedroom Community in my neighborhood.  I am leaving them alone.  They ar mostly nice Poor People, just trying to scrape out a living.  I will Protect & Defend them as long as I am in this Enemy Kingdom! (about another 24 hours)

Vik L25 2019 11 19 Boonies
Vik L25 2019 11 19 Boonies

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: azozeo on November 19, 2019, 10:54:31 AM
Latest Battle Report fom the War of Doomers in Cyberspace.

MNNT Clan is once again KICKING ASS.  AYKC, the 18 year old female warrior is leading the charge, like Joan of Arc!  She racks up some fucking serious numbers!  I am doing Janitorial work and leading the Clan in tasks like doing the dishes and laundry, and scrubbing the toilet.  This is work nobody likes doing much, but it's necessary.  Not very glamorous though.

I got a nice spot in the Enemy Kingdom right now to do my Ghostbusting and KILL ZOMBIES!  Right on the Fjord with a Freshwater Lake and good Woodland and Farmland around me.  I have EXTERMINATED all the local Zombies and Ghosts, and there is only one small Bedroom Community in my neighborhood.  I am leaving them alone.  They ar mostly nice Poor People, just trying to scrape out a living.  I will Protect & Defend them as long as I am in this Enemy Kingdom! (about another 24 hours)

Vik L25 2019 11 19 Boonies
Vik L25 2019 11 19 Boonies

RE



Zombies don't die, they morph........

Use unobtainium next time !

Drive it like you stole it  :emthup:
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: Surly1 on November 19, 2019, 02:06:35 PM
Latest Battle Report fom the War of Doomers in Cyberspace.

MNNT Clan is once again KICKING ASS.  AYKC, the 18 year old female warrior is leading the charge, like Joan of Arc!  She racks up some fucking serious numbers!  I am doing Janitorial work and leading the Clan in tasks like doing the dishes and laundry, and scrubbing the toilet.  This is work nobody likes doing much, but it's necessary.  Not very glamorous though.

I got a nice spot in the Enemy Kingdom right now to do my Ghostbusting and KILL ZOMBIES!  Right on the Fjord with a Freshwater Lake and good Woodland and Farmland around me.  I have EXTERMINATED all the local Zombies and Ghosts, and there is only one small Bedroom Community in my neighborhood.  I am leaving them alone.  They ar mostly nice Poor People, just trying to scrape out a living.  I will Protect & Defend them as long as I am in this Enemy Kingdom! (about another 24 hours)

Vik L25 2019 11 19 Boonies
Vik L25 2019 11 19 Boonies

RE

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 19, 2019, 02:25:06 PM
Zombies don't die, they morph........

Use unobtainium next time !

Drive it like you stole it  :emthup:

That is more or less true in the game.  When you kill a Zombie (called "Invaders"), it morphs into the Invader Lair, where there are all sorts of Goodies for you to pick up if you need them.

There is no Unobtainium available in the game.

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 19, 2019, 02:32:11 PM

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Actually, the Tasks are stuff like Punishing Concubines,  Defending Farmers, Counting your Loot etc.  :icon_sunny:

How am I "neglecting" the Diner Forum?  I put up my usual daily dose of doom articles this morning.

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: Surly1 on November 19, 2019, 02:58:24 PM

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Actually, the Tasks are stuff like Punishing Concubines,  Defending Farmers, Counting your Loot etc.  :icon_sunny:

How am I "neglecting" the Diner Forum?  I put up my usual daily dose of doom articles this morning.

RE

Punishing Concubines? This goes far to explain why incels are incels.
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 19, 2019, 03:25:42 PM

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Actually, the Tasks are stuff like Punishing Concubines,  Defending Farmers, Counting your Loot etc.  :icon_sunny:

How am I "neglecting" the Diner Forum?  I put up my usual daily dose of doom articles this morning.

RE

Punishing Concubines? This goes far to explain why incels are incels.

It's set in the Viking era.  You can't lay today's moral standards on this and expect to succeed in the game.  ::)

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 19, 2019, 03:29:10 PM

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Actually, the Tasks are stuff like Punishing Concubines,  Defending Farmers, Counting your Loot etc.  :icon_sunny:

How am I "neglecting" the Diner Forum?  I put up my usual daily dose of doom articles this morning.

RE

Punishing Concubines? This goes far to explain why incels are incels.

It's set in the Viking era.  You can't lay today's moral standards on this and expect to succeed in the game.  ::)

RE

Reminder also:  One of our current Top Warriors is AYKC, she's an 18 Year Old Lithuanian girl who racks up some SERIOUS kill numbers. Don't get in her way when she is on the Warpath. It's not all guys playing this game.

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: Surly1 on November 20, 2019, 02:57:02 AM

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Actually, the Tasks are stuff like Punishing Concubines,  Defending Farmers, Counting your Loot etc.  :icon_sunny:

How am I "neglecting" the Diner Forum?  I put up my usual daily dose of doom articles this morning.

RE

Punishing Concubines? This goes far to explain why incels are incels.

It's set in the Viking era.  You can't lay today's moral standards on this and expect to succeed in the game.  ::)

RE

Quite right. I can only "lay today's moral standards" on those who play it.
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 20, 2019, 03:19:32 AM

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Actually, the Tasks are stuff like Punishing Concubines,  Defending Farmers, Counting your Loot etc.  :icon_sunny:

How am I "neglecting" the Diner Forum?  I put up my usual daily dose of doom articles this morning.

RE

Punishing Concubines? This goes far to explain why incels are incels.

It's set in the Viking era.  You can't lay today's moral standards on this and expect to succeed in the game.  ::)

RE

Quite right. I can only "lay today's moral standards" on those who play it.

Feel free, but remember there are girls playing it also.  In fact, AYKC is one of the best players in our Clan.  She racks up points like you would not believe!  :o

The game is a real challenge on the math level.  We have some good players and we are climbing in the rankings.

Philosophically speaking on the Doomer level, it also is a reasonable representation of a likely sort of Neo-Fedalism/Tribalism we are likely to see on the way down the Collapse Highway.

You should give it a go.  Exercise your mind a little.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: azozeo on November 20, 2019, 10:38:52 AM

Scrubbing toilets as a plan for world domination? there IS such a thing as servant leadership...

Thanks for keeping us abreast of why you're neglecting the Diner Forum.

Actually, the Tasks are stuff like Punishing Concubines,  Defending Farmers, Counting your Loot etc.  :icon_sunny:

How am I "neglecting" the Diner Forum?  I put up my usual daily dose of doom articles this morning.

RE

Punishing Concubines? This goes far to explain why incels are incels.

It's set in the Viking era.  You can't lay today's moral standards on this and expect to succeed in the game.  ::)

RE

Quite right. I can only "lay today's moral standards" on those who play it.

Feel free, but remember there are girls playing it also.  In fact, AYKC is one of the best players in our Clan.  She racks up points like you would not believe!  :o

The game is a real challenge on the math level.  We have some good players and we are climbing in the rankings.

Philosophically speaking on the Doomer level, it also is a reasonable representation of a likely sort of Neo-Fedalism/Tribalism we are likely to see on the way down the Collapse Highway.

You should give it a go.  Exercise your mind a little.  :icon_sunny:

RE


I don't play war games w/girls.....

When I did, back in day. I kept getting shot in the jewels  :evil4:

That was the extent of my exposure w/paint ball in the desert at 6' 5" . No Bueno Amigo's
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 20, 2019, 11:04:21 AM


I don't play war games w/girls.....

When I did, back in day. I kept getting shot in the jewels  :evil4:

That was the extent of my exposure w/paint ball in the desert at 6' 5" . No Bueno Amigo's

It's safe.  The Internet provides a shield for your Family Jewels.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: azozeo on November 20, 2019, 01:59:39 PM


I don't play war games w/girls.....

When I did, back in day. I kept getting shot in the jewels  :evil4:

That was the extent of my exposure w/paint ball in the desert at 6' 5" . No Bueno Amigo's

It's safe.  The Internet provides a shield for your Family Jewels.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE


Would we be hostiles or friendlies ....... Is there a choice (folks luuuuv choices)
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 20, 2019, 02:35:49 PM


I don't play war games w/girls.....

When I did, back in day. I kept getting shot in the jewels  :evil4:

That was the extent of my exposure w/paint ball in the desert at 6' 5" . No Bueno Amigo's

It's safe.  The Internet provides a shield for your Family Jewels.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE


Would we be hostiles or friendlies ....... Is there a choice (folks luuuuv choices)

Try it out, it's FREE to start.  :icon_sunny:  I played for a full month for free before I coughed up some FRNs or joined a Clan. There are a lot of shithole Clans out there. Don't jump into any Clan that invites you for a while getting to know the Game.  If you like the game, I'll talk to the other MNNC Clanners (all Ruskies!  lol) about inviting you into our Clan.

https://plarium.com/en/strategy-games/vikings-war-of-clans/game/

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: azozeo on November 20, 2019, 03:24:09 PM


I don't play war games w/girls.....

When I did, back in day. I kept getting shot in the jewels  :evil4:

That was the extent of my exposure w/paint ball in the desert at 6' 5" . No Bueno Amigo's

It's safe.  The Internet provides a shield for your Family Jewels.  :icon_mrgreen:

RE


Would we be hostiles or friendlies ....... Is there a choice (folks luuuuv choices)

Try it out, it's FREE to start.  :icon_sunny:  I played for a full month for free before I coughed up some FRNs or joined a Clan. There are a lot of shithole Clans out there. Don't jump into any Clan that invites you for a while getting to know the Game.  If you like the game, I'll talk to the other MNNC Clanners (all Ruskies!  lol) about inviting you into our Clan.

https://plarium.com/en/strategy-games/vikings-war-of-clans/game/

RE


As an old fart, I'm mostly adverse to change  :icon_sunny:

The squeak in my squeak toy at the poker table is growing faint  :coffee:  I've played now at 4 different sites for about ten years. I believe I started
back in '11....

I've managed to acquire 2 billion chips since this past August at the current site playing 200k a hand. It's gotten to the point where I'm there basically
to piss off the mods when I unload verbally on the bingo trolls that "BUY" chips with real phoney money from there AmEx black cards & go around
loading the boat pre flop. Go all in..... Every Fucking hand. That's not strategy that's mental retardation. In vegas baby that'll get you a free room
& hot & cold hookers & blo as long as the mailbox money never runs out. Pissing off mods puts squeak back in the squeak toy  :icon_mrgreen:
That must be the Ashvin/Moriarty gene in me, kickin' in  :o

The current site is Zynga. They have the best graphics & you get to upload your own picture instead of being some lame-O cartoon image. I've been here
before when I first started playing the game. I left for the fact that to play here you MUST participate with ZUCK. FB & Zynga are mano E mano...

I closed out my original FB acct. after my altercation with crooked Joe & the letter agency from back in the day. I really wasn't much of a poster or
surfer then anyway.

I'm only on FB exclusively, in a private group to be connected with my fellow Hypno practioners. We trade war stories & techniques to chase spooks
around the cosmos. For that one reason I'll tolerate the Zuck & give permission for these losers to rummage through my cyber life which is about as bland as it comes.

I don't keep much of any value on the web anymore after going toe 2 toe with a letter agency & still being a free man (or so they say) ......



Burn me once, shame on you, etc.....

Long story short, Let me mull the situation over in the hamster wheel, & I'll have a come to Jayzus mtng with my higher self & see where we go.
Fair enuf ?


Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 20, 2019, 03:29:32 PM
Long story short, Let me mull the situation over in the hamster wheel, & I'll have a come to Jayzus mtng with my higher self & see where we go.
Fair enuf ?

It's way better than online Poker, much deeper database.

But, you have to experiment with it to see if it suits you.  It's definitely not for everybody.  Surly is too Politically Correct for the game, for instance. lol.

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: azozeo on November 20, 2019, 03:34:14 PM
Long story short, Let me mull the situation over in the hamster wheel, & I'll have a come to Jayzus mtng with my higher self & see where we go.
Fair enuf ?

It's way better than online Poker, much deeper database.

But, you have to experiment with it to see if it suits you.  It's definitely not for everybody.  Surly is too Politically Correct for the game, for instance. lol.

RE


Is there a death ray or something remotely close.....
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: Surly1 on November 20, 2019, 03:48:34 PM
But, you have to experiment with it to see if it suits you.  It's definitely not for everybody.  Surly is too Politically Correct for the game, for instance. lol.

RE

I'll see  your "political correctness and raise you a bag of dicks.

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Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: azozeo on November 20, 2019, 04:05:21 PM
But, you have to experiment with it to see if it suits you.  It's definitely not for everybody.  Surly is too Politically Correct for the game, for instance. lol.

RE

I'll see  your "political correctness and raise you a bag of dicks.

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BAHAHAHAHAHAH  :icon_mrgreen:

U da' man, old man :emthup:
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 20, 2019, 04:36:57 PM
But, you have to experiment with it to see if it suits you.  It's definitely not for everybody.  Surly is too Politically Correct for the game, for instance. lol.

RE

I'll see  your "political correctness and raise you a bag of dicks.

You can take your bag of dicks and stick it where the SUN don't shine.  :icon_sunny:

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RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: azozeo on November 20, 2019, 05:05:23 PM
But, you have to experiment with it to see if it suits you.  It's definitely not for everybody.  Surly is too Politically Correct for the game, for instance. lol.

RE

I'll see  your "political correctness and raise you a bag of dicks.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0790/0465/products/FullSizeRender_2_1024x1024.jpg?v=1499276529)


Where's the gynormous black ones ?

This must be a first around here.

Surly & political incorrectness ........ Kinda' like Jumbo Shrimp  ::)
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 20, 2019, 08:01:20 PM
Surly & political incorrectness ........ Kinda' like Jumbo Shrimp  ::)

Can I have some Military Intelligence with that?

RE
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - RE KICKING ASS!
Post by: RE on November 20, 2019, 08:26:33 PM
I am back home after 2 grueling days in enemy Territory racking up points for our Clan.  I still am no match for AYKC though, the 18 year old Lithuanian Joan of Arc who slaughters enemies seemingly at will.  I do know what she is doing, but it is philosophically anaethema to my approach to the game.  She is hitting on whole TOWNS, which so far I will not do.  Unless they have directly ATTACKED me or another Clan member, I do not attack Towns.  I could SQUASH some of these smaller towns like BUGS, but I don't do it.  I'm at L26 now, actually 1 level above AYKC who is L25.  But I don't feel it necessary to kill all those people in those towns.  They are mostly Poor People just trying to scratch out a living,  I show NO MERCY though for Invaders (Zombies) and Ghosts.  I bring down the Wrath of Odin on them.  LOL.  That is how I rack up my points.  However, AYKC gets bigger numbers because she is hitting whole towns.  I have to nail 10 Zombies for every town AYKC destroys.  This takes time of course.

Trust me on this, if AYKC is in charge of your military, you do NOT want to be a Vietnamese Villager!  She is the Death from Above incarnate!

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - We got us a CONVOY!
Post by: RE on November 24, 2019, 11:45:53 AM
I am currently residing in the Big Shitty of our Clan Stronghold, shipping some of my Booty via Convoy to the Clan Stronghold.  The Pic below is one of my Convoys heading for the Stronghold with Food, Lumber, Iron, Stone & SILVER!  Also some ancient Scrolls of Wisdom.  This helps develop the Stronghold.

I will hang out here a little while longer to ship in some more Resources to the Stronghold, but I HATE the Big Shitty, even surrounded by my Ruskie Clan mates.  I will head back out to the Last Great Frontier of our Kingdom later today probably.

click pic to enlarge
Vik L26 2019 11 24 Caravan
Vik L26 2019 11 24 Caravan

http://www.youtube.com/v/Sd5ZLJWQmss

RE
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Diners: War of Doomers - Back to the Boonies!
Post by: RE on November 24, 2019, 04:56:11 PM
OK I shipped a bunch of Booty to the Stronghold, and left the Big Shity for the Boonies again.  If only you could migrate around so easily IRL! lol.  I am in a New Location closer in to the Center of Power, but surprisingly under populated.  I have one small Bedroom Community to my south, some Canine Invaders around and one Ghost haunting the neighborhood.  Overall though, it is nice and Peaceful here.  :icon_sunny:  A nice spot to kick back and relax.  Right on the Fjord with a nice Lake,Woodlands and Farmland.  I'm spending a lot of time at the Mead Hall (named "Bloody Marys"  ;D ) with my Hero Ayla and my Shaman Baggie discussing our Plans for a new Big Battle scheduled to begin tomorrow.

click pic to enlarge
Vik L26 2019 11 24 Boonies
Vik L26 2019 11 24 Boonies

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Title: 🧙‍♂️ Unusual Viking Burial Site in Norway Contains Two Stacked Boats, Each with
Post by: RE on November 27, 2019, 04:29:18 AM
IRL Viking Newz!  :icon_sunny:

RE

https://www.livescience.com/two-viking-burials-in-boats.html (https://www.livescience.com/two-viking-burials-in-boats.html)

Unusual Viking Burial Site in Norway Contains Two Stacked Boats, Each with a Body

By Nicoletta Lanese - Staff Writer 7 hours ago History

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Replicas of two historic viking long-boats at Lofoten Islands, Norway.
(Image: © Shutterstock)

When archaeologists excavated an unusual Viking grave site in Norway, they dug up two bodies … along with the remnants of two massive boats.

After hundreds of years underground, only remnants of the wooden vessels remained, but the excavation team could tell the two boats had been stacked atop each other. Viking burial sites often feature boats, with some even boasting two buried near each other; but boats buried inside each other are "essentially an unknown phenomenon," Raymond Sauvage, an archaeologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology University Museum, said in a statement.

The boats' occupants only added to the mystery of the burial site.

Related: Photos: A Man, a Horse and a Dog Found in Viking Boat Burial

The top boat, a vessel about 24 feet (7 to 8 meters) long, contained the remains of a woman surrounded by a collection of ornaments, including a pearl necklace, two pairs of scissors, part of a spindle and an entire cow head. The woman’s remains were adorned with two shining brooches, one shell-shaped and one in the shape of a crucifix.

The crucifix "decoration and the design itself tell us that it came from Ireland, and that it was once part of a harness fitting,” Aina Heen Pettersen, a researcher in the NTNU Department of Historical Studies, said in the statement. Vikings who took part in voyages and raids often collected harness fittings as jewelry, Petterson added. Based on the goods recovered from the woman's grave, the archaeologists determined that she had died during the second half of the ninth century.

But remarkably, the man whose body had been buried in the boat below died in the century prior, they discovered. The man's boat measured about 30 feet (9 to 10 m) long and contained a shield, a spear and a single-edged sword. "Sword styles change through the centuries, which means we can unambiguously date this grave to the eighth century, the period that is known as the Merovingian era in Northern Europe," Sauvage said. 

Related: Fierce Fighters: 7 Secrets of Viking Seamen

"That’s assuming that we are not dealing with a Viking hipster," he added. Sauvage and his team concluded that, upon the woman's death, Vikings had carefully excavated the man's boat, placed the smaller boat inside, and reburied both vessels together.

The only question is, why? 

"It’s reasonable to think that the two were buried together to mark the family’s ownership to the farm, in a society that for the most part didn’t write things down," Sauvage said. The team uncovered the double-boat grave on farmland now known as Skeiet in central Norway. In the Middle Ages, law required that a landowner's family prove that the members had held the land for at least five generations, Sauvage said. Therefore, the Vikings who conducted the double-boat burial likely knew precisely where each deceased family member lay on the property, he added.

What's more, the double-boat grave lay at the edge of a large mound that may have once held additional grave sites. Long years of farming have decimated most of the mound, but the archaeologists suspect they may find many more buried artifacts scattered over the property. 

"So far, we've found part of a brooch from the Merovingian era, indicating that the large burial mound once held a richly appointed woman’s grave," Sauvage said. "This is a fascinating era in Scandinavian history, from which there are few archaeological finds," he added.
Title: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Resting Up at the new Crab Shack
Post by: RE on November 28, 2019, 06:47:15 AM
I am back from our latest Battle, which this time we WON!  :icon_sunny:  The AI software moved us into a Bigger League, and in our first battle there we were outmatched, 4:3.  This time our Big Hitters came out IN FORCE, Iaagi the Siberian and AYKC, our Lithuanian Joan of Arc and at the last minute they just went NUTS, full on ATTACK in the Enemy Kingdom.  We were behind 3:4 with only 1 hour to go in the competition when they UNLEASHED and decimated the Evil all over the place!  We ended up winning by a ratio of 5:2.  Compared to them, I am a small time operator, at least in this area of the game where you can really rack up big points.  I still work up points to be usually 3rd-6th place for our Clan, depending on the type of competition.  Philosophically, I find it difficult to WHACK Enemy Towns wholesale.  I generally just go after Invaders and Ghosts.  I will whack a town though if they attack one of my Clan mates.  To really work up points though, you have to jump all around the map, look for vulnerable towns and then drop the Death from Above on them.  I am not into doing that, mostly I just like Building my Town.

I am back Home now in our Kingdom, in a new location out on the Frontier.  It's nice and quiet, nice Lake and only one Ghost and one Invader nearby.

Vik L26 2019 11 28 Home
Vik L26 2019 11 28 Home

I also decided to build a new Restaurant, a Crab Shack right on the water's edge in the Fjord.  I didn't need this, I have a full blown 3 star restaurant in town plus the Mead Hall which serves great Buffalo Wings, but I figured I would celebrate our victory and spend some of the Booty I got this way.

Vik L26 2019 11 28 Crab Shack
Vik L26 2019 11 28 Crab Shack

We have a big 3-day multi-part competition beginning tomorrow.  To get a lot of Points, you have to travel to Enemy Territory.  I hate that.  I like my Home on the Last Great Frontier.

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Title: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Back to Battle!
Post by: RE on November 28, 2019, 04:18:25 PM
We are about 10 minutes away from the next big Global Competition, which will last 3 days.

All the Heavy Hitters are currently hanging out around the Stronghold.  We all will head for the Enemy Kingdom to do Battle in a few minutes.  I sent a ton of Resources to the Stronghold before going into this Battle.  Hopefully my Internet Connection will not crap out again in the middle of this one!  ::)

Vik L26 2019 11 28 Home2
Vik L26 2019 11 28 Home2

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Title: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Prepping for BATTLE in the Stronghold
Post by: RE on December 02, 2019, 03:20:33 PM
All the Big Hitters in our MNNT Clan are back inside the Stronghold Perimeter surrounding the Stronghold, Prepping for BATTLE against the ENEMY, which begins in 1 hour.

Some of us will head for the Enemy Kingdom to do Battle.  I have done that the last few Global Battles, this time I am going to stay at home pursuing a new strategy based on the numbers I have worked out for what gets you POINTS in these competitions with other Kingdoms. This time I am going to supply the Stronghold and Build Knowledge and improve my Town, and not go out to WHACK Invaders and Ghosts.  I am not sure yet how this new strategy will work, but it sticks with my Philosophy of HELPING my Clanmates rather then whacking other Towns, even in Enemy Territory.

All the L20+s are currently inside the Stronghold surrounding it.  AYKC the 18 year old Clan Joan of Arc from Lithuania is here as well as Norov the Siberian and Igaa the Moscowvite.  I can't understand a word of what goes on in the Clan Chat except when AYKC occasionally translates for me.  I'm the only Amerikan running with all Ruskies. A Cyberspace Russell Bentley. LOL

Vik L26 2019 12 2 2019 Stronghold BigHitters
Vik L26 2019 12 2 2019 Stronghold BigHitters

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Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Prepping for BATTLE in the Stronghold
Post by: Surly1 on December 02, 2019, 06:57:58 PM
I can't understand a word of what goes on in the Clan Chat except when AYKC occasionally translates for me.  I'm the only Amerikan running with all Ruskies. A Cyberspace Russell Bentley. LOL


No way to cut and paste into a Google translate window?
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Prepping for BATTLE in the Stronghold
Post by: RE on December 02, 2019, 07:00:22 PM
I can't understand a word of what goes on in the Clan Chat except when AYKC occasionally translates for me.  I'm the only Amerikan running with all Ruskies. A Cyberspace Russell Bentley. LOL


No way to cut and paste into a Google translate window?

Unfortunately, no.  I have complained about this deficiency in the software non-stop, to no avail  :(

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Title: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Battle Update 1
Post by: RE on December 02, 2019, 07:35:57 PM
As of now, we are ahead 5:0 in this Battle, but it is only about 3 hours into a 2 day competition many competitors in Mother Russia from both sides are still asleep.

A super-Charger named Lexx is simply KICKING ASS for us.  I can't figure out HTF he is racking up so many Points.  ???  :icon_scratch:

My strategy is going OK, I am running 4th right now in Points.  I will wait until tomorrow to see when the other Big Hitters drop in.  We are looking good right now though.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Prepping for BATTLE in the Stronghold
Post by: Surly1 on December 02, 2019, 07:49:44 PM
I can't understand a word of what goes on in the Clan Chat except when AYKC occasionally translates for me.  I'm the only Amerikan running with all Ruskies. A Cyberspace Russell Bentley. LOL


No way to cut and paste into a Google translate window?

Unfortunately, no.  I have complained about this deficiency in the software non-stop, to no avail  :(

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The fact that you are doing as well as you have using the on line equivalent of finger shadow puppets is pretty impressive.
Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: Prepping for BATTLE in the Stronghold
Post by: RE on December 02, 2019, 07:52:30 PM
I can't understand a word of what goes on in the Clan Chat except when AYKC occasionally translates for me.  I'm the only Amerikan running with all Ruskies. A Cyberspace Russell Bentley. LOL


No way to cut and paste into a Google translate window?

Unfortunately, no.  I have complained about this deficiency in the software non-stop, to no avail  :(

RE

The fact that you are doing as well as you have using the on line equivalent of finger shadow puppets is pretty impressive.

In this game, it helps to know your math.  I do. But if I could speak to my Clan Mates on Strategy, I could do an Order of Magnitude better.  Pisses me off.

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Title: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: The Latest Battle is DONE!
Post by: RE on December 04, 2019, 06:45:32 PM
After an exhausting 2 days of Point-Cicking, the latest  Battle with an Enemy Kingdom is DONE! PHEW! lol.

All the Big Hitters are back inside the Stronghold now, resting up and Partying in the Mead Halls of our Towns since we absolutely DECIMATED the Enemy in this one, 5:0.  Total WIPEOUT!  Main reason for that though is the AI software demoted us from Triple AAA Ball to Double AA Ball.  :(  We got beat twice in a row 3:4 in the AAA League.

We just do not have enough Clan Members to compete in the Big Leagues.  You can have up to 100, currently we only have 38.  The Chief NoBet needs to do more recruitment!  However, even with our small crew we do OK.

Here's all the Big Hitters surrounding the stronghold after the Battle finished today.  I am the Blue 26, RE666.

Vik L26 2019 12 2 2019 Stronghold BigHitters
Vik L26 2019 12 2 2019 Stronghold BigHitters

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Title: Re: 🧙‍♂️ Vikings: The Latest Battle is DONE!
Post by: RE on December 05, 2019, 05:34:50 AM
After an exhausting 2 days of Point-Cicking, the latest  Battle with an Enemy Kingdom is DONE! PHEW! lol.

All the Big Hitters are back inside the Stronghold now, resting up and Partying in the Mead Halls of our Towns since we absolutely DECIMATED the Enemy in this one, 5:0.  Total WIPEOUT!  Main reason for that though is the AI software demoted us from Triple AAA Ball to Double AA Ball.  :(  We got beat twice in a row 3:4 in the AAA League.

We just do not have enough Clan Members to compete in the Big Leagues.  You can have up to 100, currently we only have 38.  The Chief NoBet needs to do more recruitment!  However, even with our small crew we do OK.

Here's all the Big Hitters surrounding the stronghold after the Battle finished today.  I am the Blue 26, RE666.

Vik L26 2019 12 2 2019 Stronghold BigHitters
Vik L26 2019 12 2 2019 Stronghold BigHitters

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To extend the Baseball analogy here, I bat Lead Off, I hit mostly singles not a lot of power.  Best Batting Average on the Team though.  :icon_sunny:  AYKC the Clan Joan of Arc from Lithuania has more power and hits Doubles & Triples but not a lot of Home Runs.  Igaa and Lexx are the big Power Hitters.  Those two Ruskies (Moscow and somewhere in Siberia I believe) hit them OUT OF THE PARK!  Those two guys rack up points an order of magnitude above everybody else in the clan.  Since I can't read Ruskie, I'm not sure how they are doing that, but I suspect they run REALLY BIG armies and are WHACKING really big Towns.   I could do that, but I don't because I am philosophically against it myself.  I whack a lot of Zombies (Invaders) and Ghosts though.  :icon_sunny:

I am currently sending Resources I collected to the Stronghold to help build that.  I have more than enough now to keep building my own Town.  I'm getting close to L27, I just need to finish building the Wall to L26, then I can start work on upgrading the Palace to L27.  My goal is to be the first in the Clan to make L27.  There are only 2 other L26s in the Clan out of 38 Clan members.  Each level is much more difficult to achieve than the last one, it's a logarithmic function, sort of like the Richter Scale for Earthquakes.  I've never seen anyone from any Clan above L35, even in the big Jotunheim Batlle I went to.

OK, that's today's report from Cyber Viking North!

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Working Vacation
Post by: RE on December 10, 2019, 04:10:59 PM
I am currently out on a "Working Vacation" scarfing up Resources in a Foreign Kingdom, Arlutagad.

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Vikings-12-10-19-Vacation.jpg)

As you can see, I am now up to L27, first in my Clan to make it there.  My Town also has a new Skin which gives me a 1% Bonus to my Warriors if we get attacked.  All the Green Circles are my Garrisons I have out scarfing up FOOD, Lumber, Stone, Iron and of course SILVER! I have dubbed myself the "Silver Surfer" of the Clan. lol.

Back home in Untergad (our Kingdom) I have moved basically full time into the Stronghold perimeter, because there are economic and military advantages to that, even though I don't like living in the Big Shity. So when I go to a Foreign Kingdom to do Battle for the Clan, I park myself right on the Fjord and nearby a nice freshwater Lake.  That way I can go Sailing on time off with my Hero Ayla, when she is in Town and not out Killing ZOMBIES (Invaders).

Looks like we will win this one again, we are up 6:1 halfway through the competition.  Still down in the AA League though.

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Working Vacation Recap
Post by: RE on December 11, 2019, 02:10:14 PM
My 2 day holiday abroad is now coming to a close, only 2 hours left before I have to head back to our Big Shity and start transferring Resources to the Stronghold. Boring work but it pays OK.  As you can see from the pic below, I basically stripped clean the neighborhood around my vacation home of Resources.  :icon_sunny:  All my Garrisons are now back safe inside our Shield.  I lost a couple of Garrisons while out resource collecting, but I have since Resurrected the Dead. lol.  I still haven't violated my principles of not attacking other Towns, even Enemy Towns.  There are lots of Peaceful Civilians in there who would suffer Collateral Damage.  I could score way bigger if I would do that, but I do good enough as it is.  I came in 4th this time with AYKC & Igaa (the married couple of Lithuanians) 1st & 2nd and Norov the Ruskie in 3rd.

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Vikings 12 11 19 VacationEnd2
Vikings 12 11 19 VacationEnd2

We won this one again, 5:2 but it's in the AA League.  We have a day off until the next Global Competition, where it looks like the AI software has moved us back up to the AAA league.  So this next one will be tougher.

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Back in the Big Shity
Post by: RE on December 11, 2019, 05:19:24 PM
I am back home now in the Big Shity after a very successful Working Vacation out in the Boonies of the Enemy Kingdom.  We won the Competition 5:2 and now those of us who the AI Software has returned home are Celebrating with Dinner at the Manor and Drinking afterward at the Meade Hall.  :icon_sunny:

Numerous members of MNNT Clan have not yet been returned home by the AI yet.  That can take up to 2 hours to fully update.  Since I got back early, I have se3nt out my Garrisons to scarf up all the Resources currently available in our neighborhood.  This changes regularly, and unlike the real world they are basically inexhaustible, nor do you have Pollution problems.  But it makes the Gaming work essentially infinitely.

Here's the current MNNT Metropolis.  I am sending Resources I scarfed up while on Vacation to the Stronghold.

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Vikings 12 11 19 GhostCities
Vikings 12 11 19 GhostCities

I am parked back in my regular spot, next to the Lake with some small islands great to Canoe to and also I keep the Lake stocked with Fish and lots of Frogs around also for great Frog's Legs snacks.  :icon_sunny:

Vikings 12 11 19 Caravan
Vikings 12 11 19 Caravan

After we finish celebrating tonight, tomorrow I have to start prepping up for the new Global Competition which starts on Friday the 13th.  :o  If I am not too Hung Over anyhow.  lol.

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Long Weekend 3 Day Vacation
Post by: RE on December 12, 2019, 08:02:09 PM
I am on a Long Weekend Working Vacation in Enemy Territory, this time it's a 3-Day, 3 Part Competiton for Killing people and for Harvesting Resources.  I am sticking to my Principles of not hitting Towns, despite the fact I am somewhat Jealous of Igaa, AYKC and Norov who visit wholesale DESTRUCTION on Towns and reap HUGE game points from this.  I could DECIMATE these folks now if I wanted to.  But I don't, I just collect resources and KILL ZOMBIES and Ghosts.  Keeps me in around 4th place of the Clan usually, which is fine with me.

We're back up in AAA League, and so far doing well on the 1st day of the Competition.  You need to win 2 out of 3 of the days to win this one.  If we can win this one and maybe 2 more, we might move up to the Major League.  :icon_sunny:

I still think we are too small a Clan though to compete on that level.  I think we need minimum 50-60 in the Clan, despite our Big Hitters.

I am back in another Vacation spot, once again on the Fjord, with a Lake nearby.   Also some nice Woodlands for Hunting game.   So far, no troops have been killed from my Garrisons out scarfing up Resources.

Vikings 12 12 19 LongWeekend
Vikings 12 12 19 LongWeekend

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Long Weekend 3 Day Vacation Update1
Post by: RE on December 13, 2019, 04:11:53 AM
I have cleansed my Vacation neighborhood of Zombies and Ghosts.  So far, 100% SUCCESS collecting Resources, and I pulled ahead of AYKC, the Clan Joan of Arc and moved into 2nd Place behind Norov, the Ruskie Death Machine.  We are well ahead halfway through Phase One of the 3 day Competition in the AAA League, so looking good right now.  We need to win 2 out of 3 days of this though, so a long way to go.

Vacation spot is very Peaceful now, although I have 11 Garrisons out collecting FOOD and SILVER mostly.

Vikings 12 12 19 LongWeekend2
Vikings 12 12 19 LongWeekend2

Next report from the Far North after Phase 1 finishes.

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Day 3 Underway!
Post by: RE on December 14, 2019, 05:49:13 PM
We WON the first 2 days of this Competition up in the AAA League!!!

 :multiplespotting:

This Clan we are up against must be the WORST team in that League, because we totally DECIMATED them 2 days in a row.  The Green Circles are where my Garrisons currently are at work.  I am safe at home drinking heavily. lol.

I moved to a new Location for Day3 and am currently out scarfing up Resources left behind by Zombies & Ghosts that I killed.  :icon_sunny:

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Vikings 12 14 19 Day3
Vikings 12 14 19 Day3

This is a Tricky Biznes because once the AI spots you, you can get seriously WHACKED in a very short time.  You have to pay attention if you put out so many Garrisons.  Most players only put out 5 or so, mainly because they are lower in level than me.  The higher your level, the more Garrisons you can run.  But, it is a RISKY BIZNESS.

http://www.youtube.com/v/G2UVsyVLLcE

Meanwhile IRL AYKC has to take a 2 hour train ride to Vilnius (Lithuanian Capital) to visit with her boyfriend's sister who is in hospital after giving birth to a new baby Homo Sap.  She pulled ahead of me slightly, but I will beat her before she gets back.  lol.

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Title: Re: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Day 3 Underway!
Post by: azozeo on December 14, 2019, 06:03:14 PM
We WON the first 2 days of this Competition up in the AAA League!!!

 :multiplespotting:

This Clan we are up against must be the WORST team in that League, because we totally DECIMATED them 2 days in a row.  The Green Circles are where my Garrisons currently are at work.  I am safe at home drinking heavily. lol.

I moved to a new Location for Day3 and am currently out scarfing up Resources left behind by Zombies & Ghosts that I killed.  :icon_sunny:

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Vikings 12 14 19 Day3
Vikings 12 14 19 Day3

This is a Tricky Biznes because once the AI spots you, you can get seriously WHACKED in a very short time.  You have to pay attention if you put out so many Garrisons.  Most players only put out 5 or so, mainly because they are lower in level than me.  The higher your level, the more Garrisons you can run.  But, it is a RISKY BIZNESS.

http://www.youtube.com/v/G2UVsyVLLcE

Meanwhile IRL AYKC has to take a 2 hour train ride to Vilnius (Lithuanian Capital) to visit with her boyfriend's sister who is in hospital after giving birth to a new baby Homo Sap.  She pulled ahead of me slightly, but I will beat her before she gets back.  lol.

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Location, Location, Location  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Day 3 Underway!
Post by: RE on December 14, 2019, 07:57:34 PM
Location, Location, Location  :icon_mrgreen:

Indeed.  In this respect, the game is fairly realistic.  There are other areas where it is wholly unrealistic, like the ability to Ressurect Dead Warriorsl lol.

It IS very important however where you locate yourself and how you allocate your Troops and of what type.  The Game Designers did quite a good job on this.  Much deeper database than the Civilization Game I got addicted to in the 1990s.  However, it still only took me about 2.5 months to deconstruct (reverse engineer  ;D )  what they did, so it's not hard for me now to score well.  I still usually do not rack up as many points as Norov, AYKC and Igaa, because I refuse to rain down the DEATH FROM ABOVE on whole Towns.  To me, that is the cyber equivalent of dropping an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima or Nagasaki.  I Just won't do that, though if I did I could easily outscore everyone in the Clan at this point.  I have the math fully figured out and most of the database as well.  It is a fun challenge though and you meet nice people too!  :icon_sunny:  You should give it a try.  I played for my first month entirely for FREE before I decided I enjoyed it enough to kick in a couple of packs of cigarettes to boost up a bit.  You never have to do that though, you can play FREE in perpetuity if you like.  However, past around L16 if you don't kick in at least a few FRNs you will get seriously bogged downl.

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - 3 Day Vaction over
Post by: RE on December 15, 2019, 09:02:40 PM
The 3 Day marathon Competition with our AI chosen Enemy for this one was a Clean Sweep.  We won all 3 Days of the competition Phases.

Here's what things looked like for the the unlucky Towns that got in Norov's way:

Vikings 12 14 19 Fires
Vikings 12 14 19 Fires

I don't do this kind of mass massacre.  I just kill Zombies and Ghosts and collect Resources.  I came in 2nd to Norov in the competition and beat AYKC.   :icon_sunny:

Here's my Vacation home at the end of the competition.  Cleansed of Zombies and Ghosts and stripped of all Resources in the neighborhood.

Vikings 12 15 19 VacationEnd b
Vikings 12 15 19 VacationEnd b

There's not even a fucking Walmart in this neighborhood!  It's WAY out in the Boonies.  Just some Convenience Stores in the AI generated micro Towns.

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Title: Re: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - 3 Day Vaction over
Post by: RE on December 15, 2019, 09:07:28 PM
The 3 Day marathon Competition with our AI chosen Enemy for this one was a Clean Sweep.  We won all 3 Days of the competition Phases.

Here's what things looked like for the the unlucky Towns that got in Norov's way:

Vikings 12 14 19 Fires
Vikings 12 14 19 Fires

I don't do this kind of mass massacre.  I just kill Zombies and Ghosts and collect Resources.  I came in 2nd to Norov in the competition and beat AYKC.   :icon_sunny:

Here's my Vacation home at the end of the competition.  Cleansed of Zombies and Ghosts and stripped of all Resources in the neighborhood.

Vikings 12 15 19 VacationEnd b
Vikings 12 15 19 VacationEnd b

There's not even a fucking Walmart in this neighborhood!  It's WAY out in the Boonies.  Just some Convenience Stores in the AI generated micro Towns.

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Oh, also if you look down in the bottom left of the screenshots, you can read some of the group chat.

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - 1 Day Working Vacation
Post by: RE on December 16, 2019, 09:31:51 PM
After a day back home  at the Stronghold in the Big Shity, we are back out in Enemy Territory for a new Competition.  Currently I am Leading for our Clan, but on the downside we are currently behind the opposing Clan 1:6.  :(  The competition is only 5 hours old though, 19 to go still.  Most of our Big Hitters, AYKC, Norov, NoBeT etc haven't showed up yet.  Time difference issue here mainly, the competition started at 3 PM my time, which is 2 AM Lithuania time.   Even obsessive Gamers don't usually stay up/get up at 2 in the morning to play a cyber gawme. lol.

I moved to a pretty nice spot when I got here, but while out scoping around the Enemy Kingdom I found an even NICER one I really like, as usual right on the Fjord with a lake for Fishing and Woodlands to go Hunting.  It also has a Deserted Island to sail to where nobody lives.  This because there is nowhere on the Island with a square big enough to park a Town.  All together though, the Island is about the size of 2 or 3 Towns, so lots of space to go exploring, picking wild mushrooms, berries etc.  It's only a couple of hours Sail to get there on the Game scale of Kilometers, assuming you have decent wind.  Ayla and I are going sailing there while our Garrisons are out scarfing up Resources.

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Vikings 12 16 19 NewVacationSpot
Vikings 12 16 19 NewVacationSpot

It's currently infested with Ghosts & Zombies, but I will KILL most of them.  I get POINTS in the competition for doing that.  :icon_sunny:  That and collecting the Resources left behind by them after I send them to the Great Beyond is how I earn my points in competition without WHACKING whole towns.  I don't kill innocent civilians even in cyberspace.  Just the BAD GUYS, the Ghosts and Zombies.  The Ruskies in my Clan don't approve of my philosophy much, since I could score an order of magnitude more points if I went around WHACKING whole Towns like Igaa does, but I am satisfied with playing the game this way and still score quite well.

This location also has a slightly bigger Town run by Deniska, an Enemy Chief but you can't attack L7 Towns, they have to be L16 or more.  Deniska is not a member of any Clan as of yet, so also not fair game for the Town Killers like Igaa and Joan of Arc AYKC either.  Probably new to the game. You can only ATTACK Towns owned by Enemy Clans.

However, while a L7 Town isn''t big enough for a Walmart, it does at least have a decent grocery store and liquor store.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - BIG HITTERS arrive!
Post by: RE on December 16, 2019, 11:48:20 PM
We are now at 3:4 and coming on strong!  The BIG HITTERS have AWAKENED!  :icon_sunny:  Fucking Lexx is going NUTS!  He's scoring out an order of magnitude above me or AYKC!  He has to be buying in to the game BIG TIME.  I can't see any other way you could score so many points so fast.  But whatever.  lol.  Maybe he's a Ruskie Oligarch.  ::)

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Title: Re: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - BIG HITTERS arrive!
Post by: RE on December 17, 2019, 12:25:09 AM
We are now at 3:4 and coming on strong!  The BIG HITTERS have AWAKENED!  :icon_sunny:  Fucking Lexx is going NUTS!  He's scoring out an order of magnitude above me or AYKC!  He has to be buying in to the game BIG TIME.  I can't see any other way you could score so many points so fast.  But whatever.  lol.  Maybe he's a Ruskie Oligarch.  ::)

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We pulled ahead 4:3 with 16 hours left to go!   :icon_sunny:

Norov came out swinging and has bypassed me, I am now in 3rd place for our Clan, still in the money though.  I am back-loaded too because I am a Resource Collector, not a Warrior.  So I get most of my points at the end of the competition when I reel in my Garrisons with their Booty.  The main problem with this is you can get WHACKED while you are asleep.  lol.  Hopefully however, I have enough Troops in the Resource Locations for a good Defense while I am out Fishing and Hunting. 🤞

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Another new Vacation spot to go Sailing!
Post by: RE on December 17, 2019, 08:32:51 PM
Even though I really liked the last location, it turns out that it's a 2 day competition and Ayla wanted to do some shopping.  lol.  So we moved over to a Peninsula where there are 2 pretty big Towns, an L20 and L22.  Both Towns are big enough to have Walmarts and strip Malls.  :icon_sunny:

Notice neither of these Towns has a Shield up.  These are Towns our Town Killer clan members would loot and then burn them.  I don't do that.  I pay for all the stuff we need with the Silver we mine from the lairs of the Ghosts we send to the Great Beyond.  :icon_sunny:  Very good haul this time, 2 of those Green Circles have 500M in Silver in them, so we are on a big Shopping Spree!  We are buying lots of Preps for me and a new Crossbow and Hero Boots for Ayla.  Also going out to their best Restaurants (which aren't as good as our own Manor, but it's a change of pace).  The L22 Town run by General Fubar (lol) has a French Chef they took as a Slave off the coast of Normandy and later Freed and gave him citizenship when they found out how good a cook he is.

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Vikings 12 17 19 NewSpot
Vikings 12 17 19 NewSpot

Tomorrow we are going to pull our trailerable Sailboat across to the other side of the Peninsula to do some Sailing there.  We use a team of 6 horses to pull the boat.  All in all, a very pleasant vacation of the imagination.  :icon_sunny:

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Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Ghost Towns and Town Killers
Post by: RE on December 18, 2019, 05:49:18 PM
The latest Competition with an Enemy Kingdom just finished, and we squeaked out our 2nd Victory in a row in the AAA League 4:3.  :icon_sunny:  It was a see-saw battle all the way, we were up 5:2 with 3 hours left but they made a late competition charge and pulled back up to 4:3.  We held them off though, I contributed to the final hour by Increasing Knowledge, which you get Influence Points for in the competition.  The Game is not all about KILLING people.  lol.  There are many ways to earn Points in the competitions besides going out and WHACKING entire Towns.  However if you do that, you do earn a lot of Points.  I still came in 5th out of 38 though for our Clan behind the Lithuanian and Ruskie Town Killers.

I will do a short dissertation on the mechanics of the Game utilizing this screen capture I did duriing the Competition of the Clan Joan of Arc AYKC lurking on the edge of a Suburban Bedroom Community waiting to do some Town Killing.

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Vikings 12 17 19 GhostTowns
Vikings 12 17 19 GhostTowns

Now first off, WTF do some Gamers choose to park themselves in a crowded location like this, when you can plant yourself anywhere in the Kingdom you like?  They don't even have a Stronghold!  I can't see any advantage to doing this from the game standpoint.  I park myself in our Stronghold Perimeter when not on Vacation so I can easily send my Resource Haul to the Stronghold.  I thought that was crowded.  This is fucking ridiculous!  It's like a Suburban Town where all the McMansions are packed together on 1/4 Acre plots.

AYKC is on the Far Right of the pic, lurking to do some Town Killing when somebody's Shield Drops.  You will note that many of these Towns look like "Ghosts".  That's because those folks are over in OUR Kingdom doing whatever they do to earn Points in the competition.  You earn more points if you travel to an Enemy Kingdom during the competition.  However, some have remained in their home Kingdom, usually because they aren't paying attention to the game and their Shield will drop.  Then WHAM!  Joan of Arc drops the Death from Above on them!  WHOLESALE MASS DEATH in a millisecond.

So, for any of you Feministas out there who think this Game is only played by Millennial Boys and aging Boomer Men, think again.  Stay the fuck OUT of the way when Joan of Arc rolls into your neighborhood.  You will be TOAST if your Shield drops.

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Vacation Work ends Early for Clan MNNT
Post by: RE on December 21, 2019, 06:26:32 AM
Our latest Competition wth 3 other Kingdoms is now essentially over, although not truly finished for anoher 10 hours or so.  However my Clan (MNNT) has MAXED OUT on the POINTS we can earn in the competition, which has never happened before as long as I have been in the Clan (about 6 weeks).  So I have reeled in all my Troops except for one Troop still collecting SILVER nearby our Town.

With my Resource Collection method, I came in 4th again this time behind the Town Killers Joan of Arc AYKC and her boyfriend Igaa, and Lexx who I suspect is a filthy rich Ruskie Oligarch who is buying his way into high Point totals.  There is  no fucking way he could do what he is doing without buying big packages of stuff like Hero Energy and Building & Knowledge Speed-Ups.

Here's the results when one of the Town Killers in the group shows up in Suburbia:

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Vikings 12 20 19 1xen Death
Vikings 12 20 19 1xen Death

DEATH FROM ABOVE!
The whole fucking bedroom community got WIPED OUT!  It's like Vietnam on a summer's day in 1969 or Oz towns in NSW in front of a Wildfire!  Or Hiroshima and Nagasaki!  :o

This devastation was not courtesy of AYKC or Igaa, it came from another of our Town Killers, 1xen.  However, they do the same sort of thing.  I don't do this stuff, I am philosophically against it.  Along with the Warriors inhabiting those Towns, there are many CIVILIANS!  I won't drop thee Death from Above on them, although I could easily do so.  I am higher level than any of these Chiefs, but they just can't get why I play the game this way.

Anyhow, I am finishing out the last 10 hours in another nice Vacation spot, a coule of small Conenience Store size Towns, right on the Fjord as usual with Lakes and Woodlands.  It alsoo has a couple of small Farms, a Rock Quarry and Iron Mine.  I didn't raid them though, for Gaming reasons too detailed to go into here.  I am still raiding the local Silver Mine though. :)

Vikings 12 21 19 VacationEnd 2
Vikings 12 21 19 VacationEnd 2

We get another Day Off before the next big Global Competition begins.  I am going o head for the Mead Hall.  lol

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers -MNNT Clan Scorecard
Post by: RE on December 21, 2019, 04:04:46 PM
OK, the Big Competition is done!  I don't know how we did against the other 3 Clans yet though, the AI has not sent this data yet to the Chiefs.  However, here is the Scorecard for our Clan Chiefs, through the Top 15 of now down to 33 Chiefs since 5 got kicked out of the Clan for not maintaining their Shields.  That is the ultimate SIN in the Clan.

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Vikings 12 21 19 Top115
Vikings 12 21 19 Top115

As you can see, Town Killers Joan of Arc AYKC and her boyfriend Igaa came in 1st & 2nd.  Lexx the suspected Ruskie Oligarch buying his way into Big POINTS came in 3rd, and yours truly, the Cripple from Creekwood Park Alaska came in 4th.  If this was a Baseball Team, I would definitely make the Starting Line Up even without raining down the DEATH FROM ABOVE on whole towns and even whole COMMUNITIES of Towns.  If I did that, I would score up an Order of Magnitude bigger, but I am fine with being somewhere between 4th and 6th all the time and not violating my Game Philosophy of PEACEFUL Resource Collection, mainly achieved by KILLING Zombies and BANISHING Ghosts.  :icon_sunny:

We took home over 1M in game Gold running through all 15 Checkpoints in the competition with 12 hours still left to go in it.  This may move us up by the software AI into the MAJOR LEAGUE in the next big competition, we'll see.  I still think we need a Bigger Clan though of at least 50 Chiefs (actually called "Jarls" in the game) to be successful up there, despite our Big Hitters.  We need a Bigger Boat.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/v/2I91DJZKRxs

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers -MNNT Team Results
Post by: RE on December 21, 2019, 09:33:06 PM
Well, I don't think we will be moving to the Major League after all.  :(  Of the Four Kingdoms competing in this one, we did not come in 1st Place, we came in LAST!  :'(  Not even in the money!

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Vikings 12 21 19 KingdomScores
Vikings 12 21 19 KingdomScores

Even with 664B Points, we were BLOWN  AWAY by Keilirvik Kingdom scoring over 3T Points!  They are definitely a Major League Kingdom!  :o

As I suspected, we do not have enough in MNNT Clan or in the Kingdom as a whole to play with the Big Hitters from these older Kingdoms.  New Kingdoms are created by the AI as more new people join the Game.  As far as I can determine it, each Clan has a maximum of 100 Jarls (Chiefs) and each Kingdom has a maximum of 100 Clans that play in a Kingdom that is 1000X1000 Squares in size for a total of 1M Squares on the board.

We still did max out the amount of Points you need to get all the Rewards for each Checkpoint in the Competition though, and they were substantial.  The Rewards for the Kingdom winning this competition must have been IMMENSE!

I'm back in our Stronghold Perimeter shipping my Booty to the Stronghold and drowning my sorrows at the Mead Hall.  Tomorrow is another day, with more Battles to be fought and more Resources to scarf up.  Unlike the real world, the Game never runs out of Resources.

RE


Title: 🏹 Gaming Is Key to the Mass Adoption of Crypto
Post by: RE on December 23, 2019, 09:41:23 AM
Clearly, Eddie needs to start playing Vikings: War of Clans.  ;D

RE

https://cointelegraph.com/news/gaming-is-key-to-the-mass-adoption-of-crypto

Gaming Is Key to the Mass Adoption of Crypto

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Opinion

A whole new exciting world of value is being coded into life right now by gamers. While it may be a far cry from the lofty ideals of banking the unbanked and taking down the global banking system, gaming is gearing up to be a massive force in the crypto space.

Addictively fun games will draw a whole new base of users into the crypto economy. Gamers are an excellent target market for adoption because many gamers are a touch more tech savvy than the average internet user and tend to be a bit more open to new ideas.

Just imagine this — a gamer beating a monster, picking up a rare item, selling that item for Ether (ETH) on a secondary market, and then using that Ether to buy a new hat online. This creates a whole new network of value that is liquid, fast and global — and most importantly, taps into gamers’ existing behavior: playing games.

But for this exciting future to transpire, games need to be fun… addictively fun. Up until now, most crypto games have been little more than retro 1980s throwbacks — with very simple graphics and limited playability — which is nice for nostalgia but will not add anything significant to the crypto economy. However, a new class of games is changing this scenario and is set to take crypto games into the leagues of the truly great online games.
NFTs pave the way

Before looking at some examples, it is important to note that all of this has been enabled by nonfungible token technology, which allows for the proliferation of in-game digital assets on public blockchains.

Gaming could possibly be one of the major contributors to the crypto economy, with game developers making new token standards and technical developments that benefit the entire ecosystem — as well as the players of these games generating significant on-chain activity that helps to feed the miners. So, let us not make the mistake of thinking that crypto games are not lifting their weight in terms of ecosystem development.

Here are a couple of examples of what is being built and played.

Gods Unchained is bringing the wonder and excitement of a collectible card game like Magic: The Gathering to Ethereum. Gods Unchained is graphically enticing and has a great in-game flow of animations that keep the action rolling. The game has already attracted thousands of players to tournaments and continues to find a growing community of enthusiasts. Under the hood, players own the cards that they play with, storing the unique nonfungible tokens in their Ethereum wallet. Rarity is provable on-chain, and swaps on the secondary market are seamless. In February, a card sold for $62,000, which is astonishing for such a new game and really underlines the excitement building around crypto games.

Related: Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Player, Blockchain Comes to Rescue

Then, there is the Enjinverse, which is a growing multi-game experience that allows for in-game items to be used and moved seamlessly between dozens of games. Enjin itself is one of the most important cryptocurrencies in the gaming realm. One of the most interesting games in the Enjinverse is Age of Rust, which is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure with stunning graphics and an enticing story. Looking at the popularity of games like Dead Space or Fallout, it becomes clear that Age of Rust stands a good chance of gaining significant popularity.

While the game itself is exciting, it is the underlying tech that really makes Age of Rust stand out: Not only are Enjin assets interoperable between games, but they also have value baked into them. So, regardless of the long-term outcome of the game itself, the items you acquire in the game all are forged with Enjin tokens melted into the in-game asset. These assets can be melted back down at any time, enabling you to claim the tokens underpinning the value of the item — as well as creating increased scarcity for the item class, as once it is melted, that item it gone forever.

Here are some major players to watch. Enjin is working closely with Unity, which accounts for nearly half of all game developers globally. Cocos has 1.4 million game developers using its engine, and the launch of its blockchain is likely to bring many of those developers over. Loom is focused on interchain operability and on enabling fun, user-facing games that will draw more users into crypto — with such titles as Neon District, which is a Blade Runner-esque RPG.

According to the recent research conducted by a gaming and e-sport analytics provider, the gaming industry as a whole is expected to be worth $180 billion by 2021, so the opportunity for crypto gaming is massive. For players, there will be better experiences; for developers, there will be more tools to attract players to their games; and for investors, there will be the ability to own the cryptos that will be at the forefront of a major trend — but that has not yet taken off.

Author's disclosure: I own cryptocurrency and some in-game assets for Gods Unchained and the Enjinverse.

The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.

Lark Davis — aka the Crypto Lark — is New Zealand’s most popular crypto and Bitcoin personality. He grew up on a small organic homestead, reading Mad magazine, dreaming of space travel and pretending to be Indiana Jones. Known for his articulate, entertaining style, Lark combines his political science background, critical thinking skills and bright sense of humor to produce content that explores blockchain solutions for a corrupted world.
Title: Re: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers
Post by: Eddie on December 23, 2019, 10:55:14 AM
This article is certainly true. Fwiw, casino gambling  and online gambling also stand to benefit the crypto market.

I'm glad you're enjoying your online gaming. I just can't quite get myself to be excited about it for my own entertainment.
Title: Re: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers
Post by: Surly1 on December 23, 2019, 11:11:03 AM
This article is certainly true. Fwiw, casino gambling  and online gambling also stand to benefit the crypto market.

I'm glad you're enjoying your online gaming. I just can't quite get myself to be excited about it for my own entertainment.

I am happy for RE as well in that regard. But personally have avoided all forms of games and consoles since my first sortie with Sim City on a Mac Classic II in 1991. I found it really easy to devote hours and hours to my needy Sims. I'm sure my then-wife was less than amused. Since then, I've avoided them because of the tendency for addiction to escapism. I know I'm prone to it.

Especially with the graphics. I was in Toys 'R Us around d 1999-200 during the holiday season shopping for my niece and nephew and found myself watching a couple of kids play Madden football computer game. As I found myself watching, I realized then that the graphics were sufficiently good to attract the interest of a disinterested third party. I wasn't sure what that mean t but I knew we had crossed a Rubicon of sorts. Now 20 years later the graphics look like feature films.
Title: Re: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers
Post by: RE on December 23, 2019, 12:20:26 PM
Well, you have to remember that my gaming goes back to my earliest years, learning Chess from Dad the Pigman at age 6.  He stopped playing with me when I was 9 because I beat him all the time.  In college, I played Backgammon and Poker for money, and when I turned 21 at the Casino in NJ, I played Blackjack also for money.  Helped put me through college.   I wasn't a big risk taker, but I was a consistent winner.  It was Beer money.  ;D  Except for Chess, these are all Math games of sorts where you need to know the odds to play well.

Vikings is also a Math game, it's not a fancy graphics shoot-em-up game like Grand Theft Auto.  The graphics are very rudimentary, as you can tell from the Screenshots I put up.  But the whole game is really in the little numbers you see in the corners.  It could quite easily be turned into a Crypto Game.  The "Resource" numbers you see could be various Cryptocurrencies you are working with.  You can work with 5 different ones at time.  The "Game Gold" would be the profits you make playing the game, and then you could cash them out by transferring these earnings to your Crypto Wallet.  As you can see, so far I am up 5M in Game Gold.  :icon_sunny:

It also helps to have a good imagination, which I do.  That is why I can write as much as I do.

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Location, Location, Location
Post by: RE on December 23, 2019, 07:08:29 PM
A new Global Competition has begun on Vikings, and I am trying out yet another New Strategy in the Game after studying the Numbers some more.  I will let you guys know how it works out after the 2 Day Competition is over.  Right now, I am Front Running everyone due to the time difference.  It's 3AM in Lithuania, 4PM here so the Lithuanian Town Killers are asleep.  A good Trader never sleeps, because there is always a Market open SOMEWHERE around the Globe.  lol.

However, in this post I am going to cover a little more Game Strategy that I used between the last Global Competition and this one.

I mentioned that when I take the "Working Vacations" in a Foreign Kingdom to do battle (think the Hong Kong market) I always pick nice bucolic location right on the Fjord to do some Sailing, and right near a Lake to do Fishing and Woddlands to go Hunting.  We actually do have such a Location within our Stronghold Perimeter.

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Vikings 12 21 19 Stronghold Fjord
Vikings 12 21 19 Stronghold Fjord

As you can see, the Fjord extends inside the Perimeter, there is a nice Lake just outside the Perimeter, and plenty of Woodlands around to go Hunting.  The spot that AO currently occupies is one I have contemplated moving to while residing in the Big Shity with the other Clan Chiefs when it goes empty, which it periodically does when Clansmen leave town to do Battle somewhere in our own Kingdom, which I never do since I am not a   If you look at the upper right of the graphic, where I am actually located pretty much permanently is in a Corner Property 1 Click away from the Stronghold itself.

In my personal Narrative for the Game, the spot AO is holding now is where the Marina manager lives and we all keep our Longships and personal Sailboats moored between Competitions in other Kingdoms.    I haven't taken the spot and moved out of my Corner Property for 3 reasons:

#1- The Corner Property reminds me of MY HOUSE, the house on Beech Avenue in Flushing, Queens, NYC I lived in with my mom from the time I returned from Brazil until I went off to college at Columbia.  Also a couple of times after that during periods of Unemployment or low wage jobs.  I had the whole Attic Apartment to myself, and mom charged me only very low Monthly rent.

#2  In terms of the Game Distance Scale, the Fjord is actually only about 2-3 Km away, so Ayla and I can easily go on Horseback to the Marina to go Sailing anytime at all while we are in the Big Shity.  So why do I want the fucking headache of being the Marina Manager?  ???  :icon_scratch:  I am one of the Clan Big Scorers, I don't need that fucking job!  lol.

#3- The most important GAME STRATEGY reason, which is that since this LOCATION is only one click away from the Stronghold, when I get back from a Competiton I can quickly and easily ship my Resource winnings over to the Streonghold.  Here you see two of my Caravans bringing the Booty into my Crypto Wallet, if you want to extend that metaphor.

Vikings 12 21 19 Shipping
Vikings 12 21 19 Shipping

So you see, this game is both a spark for my imagination as well as using the math skills I learned and used to make money years ago, but no longer believe in and so I will not do that anymore.  It is fun to play the game for me, very entertaining and I have met some nice (and intelligent) Ruskies and Lithuanians while playing.  Igaa is a Nuclear Engineer at the new Nuke Plant they built in Lithuania.  Lexx I suspect is a wealthy Oligarch in Russia based on how he is playing the game.  Dummies do not play this game.

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Extending the Baseball analogy
Post by: RE on December 26, 2019, 08:47:32 PM
The latest Global Competition is done,and in this  one we absolutely BLEW Away the Clan from the opposing Kingdom!  :icon_sunny:  5:0, it was a total ROUT!  I'm not even sure they showed up at the Ballpark to play!  lol

The more I play, the more this seems like Baseball to me.  In the Major Leagues, the rules allow you to suit up to 20 Players, and have 15 on "active reserve".  That's the current rules anyhow, they change periodically.  So, total, that is 35 Players you can have on the roster, which is almost what we currently have in our Clan.

In our case, currently we have 33 on the Roster, but generally speaking only about 20 make a significant contribution to the Team Score in these Global Competitions.  This one came out again with pretty much the same order for our Players that the prior 3 competitions have come in at.  Here's the results for the Top 20 this go round:

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Vikings 12 25 19 Baseball2
Vikings 12 25 19 Baseball2

I am once again in 4th Place berhind the Town Killers of Lexx, Igaa & AYKC.  I have deduced also all 3 of them are buying their way into High Point totals, one way or the other, Lexx most of all.  However, I also buy in, because some things you just can't do without forking over some FRNs to the Game designers and the team maintaining the server and software, which they have to do regular maintenance on about 2-3 times a week.  I have budgeted myself 1 Pack of Cigarettes a week (about $10 up here) for this game habit.  I gave up 1 pack of Cancerettes/week for this, so it's not really costing me anything and I am Healthier for it! lol.

Now, let's look at the Starting Line Up of the Top 9 Players this week:

#1- Lexx - The suspected Ruskie Oligarch - Center Field, Batting Cleanup 4th
#2- Igaa - The Lithuanian Nuke Engineer -  Right Field, Batting 3rd
#3- AYKC - The Lithuanian Joan of Arc - Left Field, Batting 2nd
#4- RE :icon_sunny: - The Cripple from Alaska- Shortstop, Batting Leadoff 1st (due to the time difference, I always get in there first scoring points)
#5 -Norov - Ruskie Muscovite - 3rd Base - Batting 5th
#6- Lyapis - Unknown Bio - 2nd Base- Batting 6th
#7- AO- Unknown Bio - 1st Base -Batting 7th
#8- Dr Dram - Unknown Bio - Catcher - Batting 8th
#9- DJ - Unknown Bio - Pitcher - Batting 9th

We don't have a Designated Hitter rule in this League.  LOL.

http://www.youtube.com/v/7SB16il97yw

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Honolulu of the Far North
Post by: RE on December 29, 2019, 02:25:44 PM
The latest Global Kingdoms Battle is done, another 4 way competition with 3 other Clans from different Kingdoms.  Surprisingly to me, we came in the money this time in 2nd Place, up against some older Clans with lower founding numbers.  NoBeT, the Capo di Tutti Capos of the Clan recruited another Big Hitter, LipShits as I think of him due to the Cyrrillic alphabet spelling of his Screen ID.  lol.  If your Lips shit, does your ass talk?  :icon_mrgreen:

I came in 5th in this competiton, still solidly in the Starting Line Up suiting up for the game.  If NoBet recruits more Big Hitters though, I might get pushed to Bench Warmer status.  Maintaining my position without resorting to beecoming a Town Killer is not easy.  I could blow these folks away if I start doing that.

Anyhow, I spent the 2 day Working Vacation in another lovely vacation spot with all the usual amenities, Fjord access for Sailing, Lake for Fishing and Woodlands for Hunting.  Also a L7 Town run by Shockwave, which is big enough to have more than just a Covenience Store and Gas Station.

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Vikings 12 27 19 VacationEnd 2
Vikings 12 27 19 VacationEnd 2

This spot however featured a NEW geographic feature of the Game I haven't run into before, an Island big enough for not just 1 but 4 Towns of significant size!  One of them is a L26!  Also an L24.  I think of both these places as big Resort Hotels on and Island like Honolulu in Hawaii.  Huge development on a tiny patch of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Vikings 12 26 19 Honolulu 3
Vikings 12 26 19 Honolulu 3

Ayla and me went Sailing over there over the last 2 days, while the Troops were out working scarfing up Resources.  GREAT Buffets in these Resort Hotels!  I am STUFFED!  lol.

Now we have the usual day off between Global Competitions, and I am shipping my Booty again to the Clan Stronghold. I have more than enough for myself.

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - RE moves to the Exurbs
Post by: RE on December 29, 2019, 09:25:30 PM
Ayla finally convinced me to move our digs from the central city around the Stronghold out to thre Fjord where we have our Sailboat moored between the Global Competitions.  So I am now the Clan Marina Manager.   I also gotta worry about Sea Level Rise flooding our new home.  Fortunately, in the Game I can move the whole fucking Town with a couple of Mouse Clicks! lol.  Too bad you can't do that IRL.  :o

AO vacated this spot inside the Clan Perimeter today, so I decided to take it over as my new Home Base when not out scarfing up Resources in other Kingdoms during the Global Competitions.  Although sending Resources to the Stronghold takes a bit longer this far out in the Exurbs, it's not that big a deal.  I can just send the same number of trucks, and they get there in 5  minutes instead of 1 minute.  JIT Delivery! lol.

I just dispatched 2 trucks to the Stronghold, one is heading out the other returning.

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Vikings 12 29 19 Exurbs
Vikings 12 29 19 Exurbs

Now I am going Sailing with Ayla until the next Global Competition starts tomorrow afternoon.  lol.

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Convoys & Darwin Awards
Post by: RE on December 30, 2019, 05:23:01 AM
I am currently Shipping whole CONVOYS of Resources to our Clan Stronghold from my new Home Property in the Clan Exurbs.  :icon_sunny:  The Trucks contain FOOD, LUMBER, IRON, STONE & SILVER.  As you can see, a couple of Enemy Clanners dropped their Towns into our Perimeter. with no doubt Nefarious Purposes in mind of either STEALING Resources from us or doing some TOWN KILLING if one of us STUPIDLY stupidly drops his SHIELD.  Our own Town Killers made short work of those idiots.  :icon_sunny:  The whole Towns are being BURNED to a crisp from the DEATH FROM ABOVE.  Most if not all in my Clan do not have my Ethics, and there is no shortage of the NAPALM Resource here!  They get the shit kicked out of them if they show up inside our Perimeter.

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Vikings 12 30 19 Convoy
Vikings 12 30 19 Convoy

Here's a close up view of my new Home Base property on the Fjord.  There is a Lake just outside the Perimeter to Fish in, and good Woodlands for local Hunting and harvesting Wood for the cold Northern Winter (we're due for major Sub-Zero cold here on the Last Great Frontier late this week.  -10F/-23C is forecast.  This is fucking Fairbanks weather, not the Valley!  :o Fortunately, my heating system is working fine  :icon_sunny:)

Vikings 12 29 19 Exurbs 3
Vikings 12 29 19 Exurbs 3

Meanwhile, I have more Shipping to do before the next Global Competition starts, so I gotta load up another bunch of Trailers.  Fortunately, the Lumpers come cheap here in Cyberspace.  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Sd5ZLJWQmss

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - Lull between Global Competitions
Post by: RE on January 04, 2020, 11:13:12 AM
We are currently on Hiatus because there is no ongoing Global Competition between Clans from different Kingdoms.  We did very well in the last major 4-Way competition over New Year's, coming in 2nd out of the other 3 Clans we were up against, all much older Clans and more well established.  We have Recruited enough Big Hitters now to maybe have a shot at the Big Leagues!   :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:

I personally did very well in that competition, I made it into the Money finishing in the Top 3 of our Clan for earning Points, and I still haven't dropped the DEATH FROM ABOVE on any Town.  I have refined my methods of Resource Collection to do this.  I don't think anyone else in the Clan is playing the GAME the way I am.

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Vikings 12 30 19 Early Results
Vikings 12 30 19 Early Results

AYKC the Lithuanian Joan of Arc and Igaa her boyfriend the Nuke Engineer passed me at the end, but AO fell to 4th.  I am quite happy with 3rd Place.  I don't think I can pass the Town Killers by Resource Collection alone, but I may be able to do it with Town Improvements and Knowledge gathering.  We'll see.

A new Intra-Mural Competition between our own Clan Chiefs begins in a couple of hours.  This one is based on Resource Collection, so I hope to WIN!  :icon_sunny:  Most of the Big Hitters in our Clan are back in Town surrounding the Stronghold Prepping for this Competition.  They are making almost a Perfect Square around the Stronghold, the only open spot is the Corner Square I vacated to move out to the Fjord and become the Marina Manager.  J just sent another Convoy filled with 1.7M In SILVER to the Stronghold for further Stronghold development.  Now I have dispatched most of my Garrisons to collect Resources, Front Loading for the Competition coming.

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Vikings 1 1 20 Shipping 2
Vikings 1 1 20 Shipping 2

Here's a Close-Up of my digs now located by the Fjord.

Vikings 12 29 19 Exurbs 2
Vikings 12 29 19 Exurbs 2

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers - RE makes into the Money ion Global Competition!
Post by: RE on January 08, 2020, 08:02:21 PM
For the 1st time I made it into 2nd Place in a Global Competition (GC) between Clans from different Kingdoms!  The Clan we were pitted against didn't even show up for the game!  lol.  That Clan disbanded right after the Competition started.  So it was a total rout, 5:0.  :icon_sunny:

Here's how our Starting Lineup finished up: (click the pics to enlarge)

Vikings 1 8 20 Global Results
Vikings 1 8 20 Global Results

I think Igaa decided not to bother playing after the first day when the other Clan disbanded.  Anyhow, continuing my Baseball analogy, this sets the Starting Lineup for the next GC starting tomorrow afternoon.

Leadoff Batting 1st playing Shortstop: RE  :icon_sunny:
Batting 2nd playing Center Field: Lexx
Batting 3rd playing 3rd Base: Norov
Batting Cleanup 4th playing Right Field: AYKC
Batting 5th playing Left Field: Igaa

I'm not going to go through all 9 positions.  Those are the main Big Hitters in our Clan at the moment.

Meanwhile, it was another nice Working Vacation for me, Ayla and our Shaman Biggy.  We found a nice spot on the Fjord to go Sailing, nice lake for Fishing and good Woodlands for Hunting.

Vikings 1 8 20 Vacation End
Vikings 1 8 20 Vacation End

There were several Convenience store size towns, and the L8 Town next door to us was run by two Old Hippies as a Farming Commune.  They were very friendly people who grew great Fresh Produce, Free Range Chickens and Mangalitsa Pigs.  ;D

There was also a Mall & Walmart size Town run by King Espartano, who was a Chef trained in Spain who gained his Freedom and founded his own Town.  Great Paella!

You will also note I achieved L28 during this latest event and have a Flashy new Town Skin!  :icon_sunny:

Upcoming tomorrow is another one of those grueling 3 day events against 3 other Clans from different Kingdoms.  I need to get some decent sleep tonight. lol.

RE
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers -Latest Global Competiton Update
Post by: RE on January 19, 2020, 04:44:48 AM
We finished another 4-Way Competition, once again making it through all 15 Checkpoints and earning HUGE quantities of GOLD,  :icon_sunny: but on the downside we once again did not win this one, coming in 3rd out of 4 Clans from different Kingdoms. :(  We still need more Big Hitters, our Clan is just too small!

There will be some changes in the Lineup for the next Global, due to the results from this one.

As usual, RE the Scavenger came in 5th, and Lexx the Oligarch and MASSIVE Town Killer came in 1st.  But I am still ahead of Lexx in Level, I made it to L29 before him and am 2 Buildings up on him toward the big 3-0, with two more well underway in construction.  :icon_sunny:

Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers -Latest Global Competiton Update
Post by: RE on January 19, 2020, 05:01:23 AM
We finished another 4-Way Competition, once again making it through all 15 Checkpoints and earning HUGE quantities of GOLD,  :icon_sunny: but on the downside we once again did not win this one, coming in 3rd out of 4 Clans from different Kingdoms. :(  We still need more Big Hitters, our Clan is just too small!

There will be some changes in the Lineup for the next Global, due to the results from this one.

As usual, RE the Scavenger came in 5th, and Lexx the Oligarch and MASSIVE Town Killer came in 1st.  But I am still ahead of Lexx in Level, I made it to L29 before him and am 2 Buildings up on him toward the big 3-0, with two more well underway in construction.  :icon_sunny:

Interestingly though, Igaa the premier Town Killer before Lexx arrived did not make the Top 9 to start in the next Global. Also his girlfriend AYKC the Clan Joan of Arc finished behind me in 7th!  They must have been Bizzy doing something else...lol.

Also, to further negate the idea this is strictly a Male Game, I found out Mashka is another FEMALE!  She also parks next to me all the time while we are in Town.  Ayla my Hero is getting Jealous!  She is worried I will go for a Town Chief instead of her.  lol.

For some reason, I cannot get any of my graphics to load to our database right now.   Not sure why that is.

RE

Update:  I got the Final Standings graphic to load.  :icon_sunny:

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Vikings-1-18-20-Results-Global.jpg)
Title: 🏹 Diners: War of Doomers -RE makes it into the Major Leagues!
Post by: RE on March 06, 2020, 06:33:13 AM
I DID IT! I made it into the Major Leagues!!!!   :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:  The Old & Crippled Gamer still has the RIGHT STUFF!!!

I am currently sitting on the Bench for this Global Competition, because if you join a Clan after a Global Competition is announced, your Points do not count, nor do you get any of the GOLD rewards the Clan earns during the Competition.  So I am relaxing by the Fjord in the Enemy Kingdom for the next couple of days.  Then I gotta climb the ranks here to get into the Starting Lineup, and that will not be EZ.  This Clan is positively LOADED with Big Hitters.  All the Top Scorers are L30 & Up.  I am a Ranker here currently, not even Worthy of the Warrior designation in this Clan.  It will take several more months to work my way up the Ladder.

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3 6 20 Vacation 1

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RE