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Also, the icons took. Just hit the Google Maps thing and you're there, tho moved entirely from page 1 to page 2. 14 armies of Aysle and three bridges! Gadzooks! LL is at 26 armies and three bridges, Space Gods at 24 armies and three bridges, Marketplace is the Great Unknown, Nile has trhee bridges but I have no idea how many armies anymore, I've still only the one bridge and 11 armies, and the CYberpapacy seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth. Has anyone emailed Punjab and gotten an update? Or has he taken "The 3327 Approach" and gone into radio silence mode? He's the only guy I'm doing better than! Harumph.

 

Your approach is not that bad after all. Right now you are the only one with Gospog (at least visible on the map), so your 4 Gospog will always be one generation ahead, your 2nd planting will even be 2 generations ahead. So you don't have that many armies but they are of a higher quality.

 

Strange thing about Malraux though. Is he still in the game or is the US a free for all now?

 

And on the map it looks as if the Faceless King has snuck a bridge into Brasil. I hadn't seen his armies there up to now.

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Punjab is extraordinarily busy, and so gave me his long-range plans that aren't so much reactive as progressive, so I can fulfill them without too much trouble, and hopefully he'll be able to drop in again soon.

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And on the map it looks as if the Faceless King has snuck a bridge into Brasil. I hadn't seen his armies there up to now.

 

I know! He's the master of all things equatorial. I keep wondering if maybe I should have dropped into Africa, but the huge cost in terms of Stelae and units to pacify it didn't look rewarding. But the Star Sphere's digging in with glee, so, I wonder if I didn't make a big mistake in not having a go at it. At this rate, he'll beat me to Indonesia, too!

 

Australia's still open, and ... man, Russia. Anybody feeling strong enough to have a land war in Asia? :)

 

BTW, Catstacker, this week's entry, with the stormers in Rome (Rome! D'oh!) was *faboo*. I applaud you! Certain PMs that were recently sent around, tho, are looming LARGE after that reveal, lemme tells ya.

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Australia's still open, and ... man, Russia. Anybody feeling strong enough to have a land war in Asia? :)

 

But that's one of the classic blunders!

 

To Catstacker, that last posting was pretty cool, I just wish the group was a little bit closer to my holdings so I could 'greet' them in person...

For a second I was worried that it was the signalfire they were lighting, but then I remembered there's no Akashans to save them this time.

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But that's one of the classic blunders!

 

To Catstacker, that last posting was pretty cool, I just wish the group was a little bit closer to my holdings so I could 'greet' them in person...

For a second I was worried that it was the signalfire they were lighting, but then I remembered there's no Akashans to save them this time.

 

I'll be happy to send any Stormers that I encounter your way, good sir. Too much effort to stomp them out, I'd rather shoo them along!

 

Still, good times lie ahead. Good times.

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<img src=http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/Wakshaani/kingshaped.jpg>

 

<img src=http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/Wakshaani/Aysle_Unleashed.jpg>

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Those are brilliant, I love the skull cup one :)

 

Don't worry about losses, that's what nigh-on endless armies of minions are there for. Just keep feeding them into the grinder, Core Earth forces don't stand a chance with their tactics, well disciplined troops, fighter jets, cluster bombs, laser guided missiles... er...

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I thought our shapeshifter lord and ourangry Euro-King would appreciate 'em. :)

 

And, yeah, Cuba reminded me that vampires, werewolves, and zombies, while cooo, have a few weaknesses. Like, you know ... fighter jets.

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Cool comic. :D

Btw I hate hardpoints! Especially Rome!! Really!!!

They destroyed my army of giants. In a Pure Zone for crying out loud.

I hate hardpoints.

Now I know why Uthorion in the original story never attacked London.

Maybe an earthquake would do the trick?

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Dealing with Pearl Harbor, here. I knew it was going to be one, but I went ahead and fumbled into it anyway. Gah. Stupid stupid Wak! Those poor guys at least had an excuse, tho... the massive losses I just ate in Cuba were hard point free! I can see why Kennedy never made another go of it. :) And I still have Havana to go! Oh man, Castro's going to have such a *huge* force waiting for me that I'm already wincing. Gah. Gah gah gah.

 

Looks like our Shapeshifting friend is having the easiest time of us all, now; Africa's not going to be able to stand up to his enormous technology advantage with AK-47's and machettes.

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Two notes from teh latest map update.

 

One, Stormchild now has five bridges? Good grief! Europe's gonna drown!

 

Also, the Nile Empire finally has a bridge in Egypt! Woo hoo! There's justice in the world!

 

I was starting to entertain the idea of going there myself, since, you know, 1890's tech + Egypt = Keen, but, the better man has it by far, now.

 

Poor ol' Core Earth's getting chopped up something fierce.

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Nuts. Are we in Invasion Week #6 or #7, now? I want to say six, but...

This is week 6 of the invasion, and things have progressed much faster than I thought they would.

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Also, the Nile Empire finally has a bridge in Egypt! Woo hoo! There's justice in the world!

 

I was starting to entertain the idea of going there myself, since, you know, 1890's tech + Egypt = Keen, but, the better man has it by far, now.

 

Poor ol' Core Earth's getting chopped up something fierce.

 

It had to be done or I'd have failed my ancestors.

 

With regards to an Orrorsh Egypt, I played in an epic year long Call of Cthulhu (horror rpg) campaign called 'Masks of Nyarlathotep' that has a chapter set around Cairo. The combination worked really well, great atmosphere and many player deaths. :)

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Yeah, I've been trying to think of neat places to have horror stories set and trying the locations on for size.

 

I also nee to drop soem lore about my Gaea, which is a bit different than the established one. Oh, same rules, same axioms, and so on, but it isn't a planet full of monsters and then just Victoria. The entire planet's just fine, but creepy crawlies live in the background, everywhere. It's like having a herd of sheep, with a wolf that just picks one off every few weeks. They have just about enough time to recover from the last bit before something new happens ... slasher here, tentacled horror there, the occasional Chupacabra or Swamp Ape, just enough to keep things interesting. Society, meanwhile, keeps people suffering with happy Industrial Revolution pre-enlightenment. CHildren work in coal mines and factories, there's no overwatch of meat packing plants pr machinery, ifyou lose an arm, sucks to be you, go be a beggar because you can't be hired, and so on and so forth.

 

Depressing place that just sucks the life out of you.

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I can only hope that Dyschunky used this week's total eclipse to his dvantage, somehow. Egyptian Magic + Solar Cunjunction = Win!

 

Or, you know, they took it as a sign that the new "Bury the bodies" announcement was evil and are rising up against it en mass.

 

One or the other!

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Looks like our Shapeshifting friend is having the easiest time of us all, now; Africa's not going to be able to stand up to his enormous technology advantage with AK-47's and machettes.

 

And that was precisely the idea ;)

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Wu Han is the most awesomest of all the overgoverners! :P

 

Actually there's only him, Red Hand, and Sesetek who haven't had their battlegroups defeated so far - even if he doesn't always follow orders, damn him!

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Wu Han is the most awesomest of all the overgoverners! :P

 

Actually there's only him, Red Hand, and Sesetek who haven't had their battlegroups defeated so far - even if he doesn't always follow orders, damn him!

 

I know the feeling. My best agents tend to be a bit ... freewheeling.

 

Then again, one of my Ravagons recently met his end at teh sword of one Barbarian CHief Schwartzenagger, which might be the high point of my entire time in teh game so far!

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Writer's, and general's, block.

 

Grf.

 

While the gears in my head strip, I'm curious if we've had any Living Land-Aysle maships, yet? Paladin Edeinos, Aylsish T-Rex riders, Neanderthal Elves...

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You can import and export maps from Google Maps to Google Earth and vice versa, if that's any help.

 

It might be easier to:

Export the map from Google Maps to your computer (get the URL of the map from the 'link' button in the top right of Google Maps, paste it into the address bar of your browser, and add '&output=kml' to the end and press enter. You'll then be asked whether and where you want to save it);

open it in Google Earth, edit it, save it;

and then re-import to Google Maps.

 

Rather than editing in Google Maps directly.

The thing to watch with that is to keep an eye on the 'last updated' time to make sure not to overwrite someone else's edits. Oh, and make backups!

 

I can't find the folder where it saves the map information so I can't import the file. It also seems to only want to save individual points instead of th emap as a whole. How do you save the entire map so you can import it?

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I'd check your desktop, and then your 'My documents/downloads/' folder for the file. Failing that, do a search of your hard disk for *.kml files to see where they're ending up.

 

I'm not sure what you mean by it only saving individual points. The *.kml file only contains the coordinates of the features (the markers, lines, polygons and any text you've added). The file needs to be read in either Google Earth or Google Maps to display the map of the world with your markers on it.

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Holy cow, what a turn. When I thought last turn was a slaughter, then this turn was a carnage. I lost armies on a big scale. But gained Poss as an exchange. Some things come with a cost. I can't wait to find out how the combat resolution is handled (after the game, as I understand). So far it is a lot of fun trying out how this could work. I have the hunch that the later in the war it is, the longer it takes to flip a zone to dominant. It seems not to have much to do with the number of armies. Also, the more armies you place into a zone, the more have a chance to be destroyed without significantly enhancing the chances to win battles or flip the zone. I am still at a guessing stage here.

 

This week I could not post much due to too much work in the week and a lack of internet access on the weekend. This week should be better. There is so much I have to tell you. Especially a recap of all the battles that took place. They could fill a documentary movie right now.

 

Edeinos monks following the elvish path? Cool idea.

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