July 19, 2020: Player Profile: 4 Wins In A Row, What A Show!Travail leads! Big news! Breakers is in 2nd and Maturin, after an 8 year break was in 3rd - but who's this? Orn Ree, aka the Unfortunate Simian (a play on LuckyMonkey?), Bluce Ree and Randiv.
Randiv is the unwilling subject of this Eon's Player Profile: Playing under the alias Orn Ree (get it, an Ornery Orn) Orn Ree appears to be filling the vacuum created by Starcharger's apparent and often-expected implosion. Starcharger peaked in the top 5 after attacking Solitar, but dropped out when Solitar attacked back. SC was in 5 of this turn's longest battles, including the two longest, which is never a good sign. He also loaned a cup of sugar delivered by an ancient house servant Infinita with ramjets to a neighbor so he also indirectly fought in a 6th.
Randiv has lot of wins. Wins tend to add up when you win four in a row. The first win was in mega Game Augustus, almost ten years ago on 9/11 of 2010. Playing as Unfortunate Simian in Summer's End Randiv edged out upstart UC_Rommel, with Travail, Breakers, Solitar and Black Knight close behind. That was in August of 2012. No player besides Randiv won again for an entire year, seven years in dog years. Well Travail did win, in a tie with Randiv, but that was a the start of the streak. Solitar got 3rd place in Summer's End. Historians note that a young fleet admiral Starcharger was UC Admin at the time. Unfortunate Simian wins again in Ground War and Travail gets comfortable in 2nd. Team Game Elemental War is a double win for Bluce Ree as he ties Farstar for 1st place and they both get the team game win. The streak continues in Mega Game Vanilla Skies as Orn Ree wins, Travails gets 2nd, and MMMFlatline playing as Oddity gets 3rd. The streak lasted for 12 straight months and is quite a feat. Randiv tried to play under his own name in the next Mega and finished way back in 4th, trailing Travail, Sandsorb and River. Other players in that game that are still around today are: Solitar, Breakers, Zpo, Dr_Sci, Farstar, Dentritch, Paladin 1991, Xenofruit, Zen, Arillus, Ekaraz, HCobb, Helegrenze, and Wadd - to mention a few.
In 43 Mega games Randiv finished in the Top Ten 28 times, including 28 out of the last 39. He achieved the Top Five 24 times. Randiv has been on the Medal Stand in the Top Three 14 times. He got a solo 5 16 days after his first log in. He also kindly offered not to obliterate me off the map in this game, and I think that was thoughtful and kind, in an Ornery kind of way.
Hats off to Orn Ree, Unfortunate Simian, Bruce Ree and Randiv - this Eon's featured Commander!
Hair10 gets a Firepower Destroyed 7-notch silver badge for taking out 841 FP as Dr_Sci attacks. Dr_Sci apparently had it to give as he still leads in FP. Ekaraz gets an FP6 in his attack against Solitar. River and Flatline blew up 2,000 more in FP and they got no badges as they both got their shiny gold all-notcher's in the 15 round cataclysm where everybody died except for one ancient Infinita. We added up all the attacks and hits in those 15 rounds. There were a lot.
This game could go 7 more turns. Dear me! We will take a break after it ends and start another game around the 5th to 10th of August. The new game will be open for joining right after Infinita ends, no themes, no teams, shorter game. It will close to new players about August 3rd.
-- Starcharger, Fleet Admiral