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DIE HARD News – Jan 2014 – DH 4 Ends, DH X Starts, Team Games, Forger turns 100, and more!
(written by Big Beefer)
It’s been too long, but here are some updates on what’s going on in the world of the DIE HARD games!
- First of all, DIE HARD 4 has ended with an alliance victory for Veldan of the Privateers and Azazel of the Lizards! Gudmo of the Colonies takes 3rd to round out the Top 3. (Note: This game actually ended over the holidays, but everyone was too busy to give it a proper announcement, sorry guys!) This was an extremely bloody battle that saw the complete extermination of 5 different races. Here’s the final standings:
|4||The Crystal People||dtolman||59|
|6||The Bird Men||moorgan||34|
|7||The Feds||capt chaos||0|
|7||The Evil Empire||umphridas||0|
- Second, the newest game in our “Classic” series has begun, and promises to be a good one. It features the original creator of VGA Planets, Tim Wisseman, as the lizards! This becomes the 14th DIE HARD game in the series, which has now run almost 800 total turns! You can find info on this game and all other things DIE HARD on the DIE HARD web page (see link below).
- Third, we are pleased to announce the start of DIE HARD Team Games, with our first Teams of 3 game hosted by Azazel. See this thread for more details. You can sign up as a complete team, or just post that you interested and looking for teammates and put together a team with other DIE HARD players in the same situation. This is a great opportunity for those interested in team games, but who don’t already have teammates. It allows you a process to “interview” prospective teammates, and plan your race selections and position before the game starts. Instead of joining a team game in an empty slot and hoping you get good, committed teammates.
- Fourth, I’d like to send a special thanks and congratulations to Forger, our first player to reach 100 turns played in replacement positions. Taking spots in both of our tough Low Natives games, one must respect his willingness to take on a challenge! And while we are on the subject, I should mention that we have started a policy of giving replacement players the option to sign-up for some new games before they open to the general public. So you can get that race you really want to play! It pays to be a replacement!
- Fifth, DIE HARD 6, thou art a beast… As of this writing, after one apparent regime change, DH 6 is on turn 61, and the leader has 58 planets. That’s an average gain of less than 1 planet per turn since the beginning! I have a feeling this one’s going to be running for quite some time…
- Lastly, congrats to the DIE HARD 1 players who have crossed over turn 100 into the next century of play, with a combined military strength of over 6,000,000!
I didn’t have time for updates on every game in this post, but you can always check the current status and scores for all of the DIE HARD series games, find league-wide stats and our individual ranking ladder, plus other info at:
Classic DIE HARD takes a season break
(written by Anaconda)
Die Hard 2 still being the only finished Die Hard game it has become tremendous effort to find new players for classic Die Hard. Therefore we are taking a season break over Christmas. All-new episode Die Hard X will begin to accept sign-ups during the first week of January, 2014. We have a special guest star playing in Die Hard X so if you are DIE HARD you might not want to miss this one (to the dissapointment of Canadians, it is not Rob Ford)!
For those who do not believe in Santa Claus and wont be celebrating Santa’s birthday in 24th and 25th of Dec., there are other custom game options available. I got that very particular itch at my bottom telling me something nice is coming up very soon and then there is also Die Hard Starcraft – a classic Die Hard with star map add-ons still open and accpeting sign-ups!
Keep your warp cores up and running and have a blessed holiday season (of doom)!
DIE HARD 7 Kicks Off!
(written by BigBeefer)
After a long wait while recruiting players, DIE HARD 7 finally has its complete roster and is under way! Here’s the final list of competitors:
- capt chaos – The Solar Federation
- snork – The Lizard Alliance
- maktub – The Empire of the Birds
- mule – The Fascist Empire
- kedalion – The Privateer Bands
- figak – The Cyborg
- adder – The Crystal Confederation
- harklyn – The Evil Empire
- gigaschatten – The Robotic Imperium
- siggi – The Rebel Confederation
- ksb – The Missing Colonies of Man
Good luck to all commanders!
And the link to the game: http://planets.nu/#/sector/71509
DIE HARD 2 Finishes: Iso–t leads Cyborg to Incredible Single-Player Victory!
(written by BigBeefer)
Our first DIE HARD game has reached its conclusion in style… With 212 planets on turn 79, Cyborg player Iso–t takes a massive single player win in DIE HARD 2!
With a big last turn push, Privateer Jomiii slides into second place, while Donaldworrell of the Rebels takes third. Here’s a Continue reading
DIE HARD 7 is starting!
(written by BigBeefer)
The DIE HARD game series resumes with our new host, Anaconda! Are you tired of grabbing planets from dropped players, and ready for a serious game with players that don’t quit? Then this might be the game for you!
Anyone interested in signing up should request a slot at: http://planets.nu/discussion/now-recruiting-for-die-hard-se7en
Note: Please be sure to read through the rules and conditions and make sure you agree before joining.
(written by BigBeefer)
Here are some updates on what is going on in the world of DIE HARD games…
DIE HARD 1:
Trudges on with all players still battling. Big Beefer of the colonies has a commanding military lead, the highest among all of the DIE HARD games in fact, but his planet count is not nearly as impressive. The leaders of DIE HARD 2 & 3 have as many planets, despite their games being 20 turns behind this one. So the question is, can he turn his military strength into a planetary gain? With everyone else still in play, the answer to that remains open.
DIE HARD 2:
Iso–t of the borg has taken a commanding lead in almost all areas, and has far more planets than any player in any of the other games. This appears to be one of those games that reminds you why there is a planets proverb to “kill the borg early”. Will anyone be able to stop him? There is still a lot of strength left in the other players, so we’ll see! In other news, it appears Redjon of the colonies has boarded his final warship to seek a last act of vengeance. DIE HARD, my friend!
DIE HARD 3:
The DIE HARD 3 players have built up bases faster than any of the other games so far, and was the earliest to hit the ship limit. With Thin Lizzy of the lizards leading the base and ship counts (Note: Thin also currently holds our record for the fastest base construction rate), Mentar of the colonies taking a notable planet and military lead, and all other players still in combat, this could be anybody’s game.
DIE HARD 4:
This game saw our first player DIE HARD. Umphridas of the empire has the honor of being our first player to recieve the “Last Breath” award, for fighting down to the last clan and crew member. Veldan of the privateers leads the planet count, while Azazel of the lizards leads in bases, ships and military. With many other players still strong, it’s way too early to even guess at this one.
DIE HARD 5:
It’s only turn 12, so not much to say, except… WHAT? THE LIZARDS OF ODYSSEUS HAVE LOST THEIR HOMEWORLD!? ON TURN 12? Wow, we DIE HARD players can be an aggressive bunch can’t we? But looking at the comparison charts, I noticed that they are not the first to have this happen (though certainly the first so early in the game). Beagle of the rebels in DIE HARD 4 also lost his homeworld, but managed to later get another base, and fights on to this day. And as Odysseus is the current planet leader, don’t count anybody out!
DIE HARD 6:
OK, this one really is to early to have much to say.
DIE HARD LN 1:
It’s early, but everyone seems to be developing well, and the distribution of power seems well divided, with no runaway leaders in any category. Looking to be a good game!
DIE HARD LN 2:
Echoclusterveteran of the borg and Ronnle Robot of the rebels are gathering planets at an incredible pace, but it’s still very early, and all players are developing nicely, so there is much combat to be had in the future!
Planets Mag Welcomes the DIE HARD League!
(written by ECV)
The DIE HARD series hosted by Big Beefer features high-level VGA Planets play for serious players. Unlike normal public games, DIE HARD sectors do not allow any player to quit under any circumstances.
Planets Mag is now partnering with Big Beefer and the DIE HARD series to present news and links, and give a way for players to socialize outside the game.
All DIE HARD players are encouraged to make an account and log in so you can add your voice to the DIE HARD news. Welcome, commanders!