I'm addicted to a new online text game (I hope this is still allowable (in Off-topic)

Todd September 8 2005 10:59 AM EDT

I was given a link by a buddy of mine to an online text game. I was bored enough to try it out. I'm hooked!

You basically run your own company. You hire soldiers, engineers, workers, etc, and then attack other companies to steal their money and get experience points for your soldiers. You upgrade the soldiers weapons, and the cycle goes on and on :)

I hope posting links like this is still allowed here. Here is the link. Yes, it does give me a little bonus of money and oil (both important to the game), so I'd appreciate you signing up :)

If this is not allowed, I'm sorry to the admin who has to edit this. I'm pretty sure it's ok though.

[EG] Almuric September 8 2005 11:08 AM EDT

Just what I need. Another game to play. No, Todd, I will not be clicking your link.

(Actually, I did click it, but when it wanted to play a Flash thingy, I decided it wasn't worth it. Sorry.)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 8 2005 11:09 AM EDT

Sheepish..... todd? Never seen that before.

Todd September 8 2005 11:50 AM EDT

Actually, even if you only click it, and not even sign up, I get a small bonus. If you sign up and actually play (win 100 fights), I get a significant bonus. :)

So, click away :)

Sheepish? naw, I've just been away from CB for a few months, only popping in now and then, so I have not kept up on most of the posts.

AdminShade September 8 2005 12:01 PM EDT

Clicked your link :P

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] September 8 2005 1:13 PM EDT

I'm playing it too, kinda fun, it is a bit difficult to fight lots of people though..

Will [Retired] September 8 2005 2:04 PM EDT

Quick! Everyone look at me! I am a thread hijacker.

Todd September 8 2005 2:12 PM EDT


Way to steal my thread :(

LumpBot September 8 2005 2:14 PM EDT

Well Todd, if you wanted people to play souly to give you an advantage perhaps you should of put this in FS/WTB? =P Even when you don't play you get an unfair advantage!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] September 8 2005 2:23 PM EDT

You guys have a clan? Lets make one, not really sure what they do but it seems kind of neat.. or quiant.

{CB1}-Mokaba September 8 2005 2:24 PM EDT

Clicked both links it said: Page Not Found. lol.

QBRanger September 8 2005 2:24 PM EDT

Well there is no New User Bonus. So therefore no way for me to get to the top. So I guess there is no reason for me to play the game.

Kilobot571 September 8 2005 3:08 PM EDT

It seems like alot of fun. I signed up a little bit ago, but didn't recieved my validation e-mail yet. How long does it take to recieve your e-mail?

{CB3}-HR22 September 8 2005 3:09 PM EDT

clicked :)

Will [Retired] September 8 2005 3:20 PM EDT

Todd, I just helped u out. I see no problem in you doing the same. We all did something very similar with dark throne. diddums :(

Todd September 8 2005 3:41 PM EDT

Aphex, you can only click one link. So, basically, your post was asking someone to click your link, not mine.

And, ranger.. LOL.. too funny. :)

Todd September 8 2005 3:44 PM EDT

The links should work.. maybe it was just busy?

here it is in case you want to copy/paste:


wldflr September 8 2005 3:47 PM EDT

Signed up. Looks interesting:)

Inferno September 8 2005 4:03 PM EDT

I signed up too.

Kilobot571 September 8 2005 4:09 PM EDT

i left clicked and it said it couldnt be found, so i right clicked and selected open in new window and it opened....strange....

Todd September 9 2005 9:54 AM EDT

If we get enough, yeah, we should make a clan.

The game is still getting worked on, with new features being added of the time. I think it launched only a month or 2 ago, but I'm not sure. SO, getting in now will be an advantage.

AdminG Beee September 9 2005 10:09 AM EDT

Before clicking on any further game links you should really click this one.

Todd September 9 2005 11:56 AM EDT

G-Beee, I think that is different. Although I do get credits in the game, the link I provide is a link for you to sign up to the game.

This is NOT a post saying "click me to give me points please"

Special J September 9 2005 12:04 PM EDT

It is the same.

But this post is grandfathered.

{CB1}-Mokaba September 9 2005 3:06 PM EDT

Thanks Todd. Your link did work :)

Todd September 12 2005 8:57 AM EDT

Wow, so Jon is stopping links to new games..?


AdminG Beee September 12 2005 9:04 AM EDT

The idea is to slow down on the spam created by "click to give me referral points" threads. Threads created to discuss and inform the community about games are still perfectly ok as far as I'm aware.

RAMPAGE September 12 2005 9:07 AM EDT

Not new games just this one.

WeaponX September 12 2005 9:09 AM EDT

or maybe the idea is to make it harder for people to jump ship... had to go there

Todd September 12 2005 10:02 AM EDT

I'm with megaman on this one.

This game I linked is a very cool game. But, just like CB, it offers a small bonus to the person who provides referrals by linking.

I can understand "Click this link to give me a bonus" being a major irritant, since those sometimes do not offer a link to a new game, but just a simple indexing count of some sort.

When you offer a link to a new game, it seems that is fine.. unless the referrer gets a bonus? Seems we've never been afraid of this on CB before.

bartjan September 12 2005 11:02 AM EDT

It's the frequency of those links here in forum that's annoying Jon.

QBsutekh137 September 12 2005 11:30 AM EDT

And Todd, if the game is so great, why not just mention it in Chat, a post, or even submit it as a BA burner on the "Out of BA" page? I think it is pretty clear that Jonathan has no problem with other games when looking at the "Out of BA" page.

I guess I just have never understood the whole "click here so I get some extra 'oomph' from this. Just mentioning a game name is enough these days, with Google and all. Do you really need the extra game materials? Working on an "I Win" over there?
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