Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ship Capacities, Metals and Jumping to Another Guild

An issue concerning what happens to your gained ship capacities, titles and metals when you leave one Guild and join another came to light. Ultra responded kindly in the TE Directors Chat last night with the following to clarify.
Ultralite Soleil: Ship capacity is now totally separate from which guild you are in. If you leave a guild, your titles and medals do not come with you, but your increased ship capacity does. However, little known fact: if you return to the guild, your medal(s) automatically return to you (but not the title.) You cannot change title after third medal within one guild. If you change to a new guild you can get a new set of three medals. Of course the ship capacity does not get increased repeatedly. Essentially ship capacity is taken from the highest medal you've received in ANY guild. There is (currently) no inherent value of medals, except for bragging rights --- BUT, the level of medal received in a guild determines eligibility for further medals, ship endowments, and capacity increases (unless already maxed via a different guildleader)
Thank you Ultra for allowing me to quote your response.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Amadeuss Rosca: GuildLeader 9

The announcement, hot from the HUDs, speaks for itself:

This, on the heels of Buckaroo Mu's founding of a guild, leads to speculation as to how many more may be coming in the relatively near future? Though it seems unlikely Guilds will ever become as common as kingdoms, we may see more than the first handful we have now...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Buckaroo Mu Becomes 8th Guild Leader!

Congratulations Buckaroo Mu!

After a long dry spell the eighth Guild in the Tiny Empires 3000 Universe is formed.
Late evening on August 22, 2009, Buckaroo Mu took the final steps to form his new Guild, The Guild will be know as "Mu Trade Federation." Buckaroo ascended from the Alliance of Serenity.

[22:19] Alamiga Anatine: Any words of wisdom, comments about forming a Guild you'd like to tell the world?
[22:19] Buckaroo Mu: Personal ships get EXPENSIVE!
[22:21] Buckaroo Mu: I have the most kick-ass downline in the game. I seriously am doing this for them - a place that's a home, away from drama and in-fighting.

Presently no complete rank information is available, but check the standing page in near future.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tiny Empires 3000 Companion Now Available

Here's some news from Ultralite Soleil, creator of Tiny Empires 3000:

Are you never quite sure who is bribing you?
Not sure if those sabotage targets are worth the risk?
Do you keep forgetting which Guildleader leads which Guild?
Curious about the number of players in someone's downline?

Then you might find the Tiny Empires 3000 Companion VERY useful.

By the way, you can try it for FREE for two weeks, to see if the cost of L$250/month is worth it to you.

What is this thing?
  • The Tiny Empires 3000 Companion is a HUD object that you wear while playing Tiny Empires 3000 (Don't worry, it takes up very little space!). It helps you keep track of other players in the game and in your vicinity. It also allows quick lookups of players and guilds without having to visit the TE3000 standings web page. In short, it acts as a companion HUD to the main Tiny Empires 3000 HUD.
What does it do?
  • Looks up Tiny Empires 3000 player names to see their rank, superior, direct subordinates, size of downline, lineage, and guild without going to the Standings page.
  • Scans your immediate area to find other Tiny Empires 3000 players (and shows their rank, superior, guild, and other information)
  • Shows rank, superior, guild, and other information about about any other players mentioned on your game hud this turn
  • This includes any bribe makers or potential bribe takers, the list of sabotage targets, promotions, special titles, etc.
  • If you see a name in your offers this turn, it will be clickable on the Companion
  • Looks up a guild name to find out the name of its Guildleader, and the guild's rank in the galaxy
  • Shows the latest gossip without having to visit the standings web page

What kind of information does it give?

  • For any nearby players, or names shown in your current set of offers, simply click the name to see the person's name, rank, special title if they have one, guild name, name of their guildleader, the entire line of people above up to the Chancellor, a list of direct subordinates, and the approximate number of people in the person's downline. Here is a example of the information:

You type: "/3 beth frankle"
You receive: "Trade Baroness Bethany Frankle, subject of Broker Arnold Rimmer, under the leadership of Guildleader Aristotle Landry of the Alliance of Hera.
Line: Emperor Soleil → Guildleader Aristotle Landry → John Smith → Frank Black → ... → Rick Astley → Arnold Rimmer → Bethany Frankle.
Direct subjects: Trader Louise Ciccone, Courier Fred Express.
Size of downline: 4 people."

  • You can get this information for ANY player in the game, even guildless players, by typing their name (or partial name) into your local chat window.
  • You can also get information about a guild by typing the name (or partial name) of the guild. It will show the name of its guildleader as well as that guild's ranking in the galaxy according to total fleet size. Here is an example of guild information:

You type: "/3 /k hera"
You receive: "The Alliance of Hera, Guildleader Aristotle Landry, currently ranked 10"

The Companion will also show the most recent Gossip, normally viewable only at the standings web page.


Come to Ultralite Soleil's shop at this surl:

You will be able to get a free trial of the Companion that lasts for two weeks.
After that, the cost to continue using it is L$250 per month.
You can pre-pay for as many months as you'd like.

Check it out!