The following is an email I (Jon) sent to some friends after one of our robot trashing episodes on the development server. John (another player) had some serious problems that evening, prompting me to write this. He then converted it to html for the world to share in. The screen shots were made by replaying the game via the curses based conqreplay program. (1/2003)
Figure 1: John (R3) has a slight problem. The
first of many for the evening... Even though he has cloaked his ship, he's
still moving, and therefore easy fodder for the robots. Notice Jon
(O4) and Dave (F2) are keeping a safe distance.
Figure 2: John is about to die, and he
knows this in his heart. Cool explosion(s). Notice Jon (O4) and Dave
(F2) are getting the #$%^ out of there.
Figure 3: John dies. <queue up the sad Babylon 5 music.> 189% damage. You have to be doing pretty bad to get killed that good.
Figure 4: Here John is wasting fuel while being chased by a large
Figure 5: the inevitable result of fighting without engines.
Figure 6: John's in trouble again and wasting fuel... Hmmm. How will
figure 7: He's put up a brave fight. But it doesn't look good... Will
Figure 8: Yes. But luckily, the robot is severely damaged and running away or he'd be
Figure 9: ... it's also a good thing Jon (O4) was there to help when the
Figure 10: at a time like this, I usually like to raise my shields...
Figure 11: oops. At least the shields
were up though! Too bad they were beaten down to 0 by the massive
Figure 12: here is John's stats after attacking one ship. Not terribly
Figure 13: here is a familiar pattern... Think he'll overload his
Figure 14: Yes.
Figure 15: another disaster about to strike. 3 seconds later
Figure 16: history repeats itself. Think John will resist the temptation
Figure 17: here, John sacrifices himeself
for the good of all.
Figure 18: Three Klingon robots on his tail, and engine temp rising.... How will it
Figure 19: Yes. It always ends in fire.
Figure 20: As the enemy approaches, John decides to vacuum his floor,
Figure 21: The inevitable, tragic result of failing to pay attention.
Figure 22: It's too painful to watch. So many ships. Such a high engine
Figure 23: sadly, no.
Start again from Figure 1, and you pretty much have John's play book for the evening. It was a fun game though :)