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extra! extra! read all about it! / Re: Tactical Nuke Incoming!
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:05:40 PM HST »
babel has been our most popular server for 8 years. it works, and the age-old saying, "don't fix what ain't broke" screams at me whenever changes are applied to it.

with that said, there's breathing room for improvements or fresh features that could complement what already works.

this nuke feature is an example of something fresh and exciting that with some adjustments could [more passively 👍] complement the gameplay that so many players already love.

encouraging the team-based objective of babel by rewarding nuke for capping the intel would be more complementing than rewarding nuke for solo grinding kills. cappers deserve more credit than they get anyway. i'm requesting this necessary adjustment of nuke to strengthen the "heart" of babel.. maybe each player must cap the intel X number of times to get nuke? or better yet, a dice roll.. for example, 30% chance of nuke reward upon capture.

also, players should have a chance to defend themselves from nuke. this is equally as important as the way nuke is rewarded. maybe if a player is covered under blocks without any openings, he'll survive the nuke?

and how about instead of calling it nuke, call it something that ties in with the theme of babel? "wrath" or something along those Godlike lines..

i'm happy to see something fresh being attempted, thanks for getting the ball rolling. tweaks please.. 🙏

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extra! extra! read all about it! / Re: Kū Haʻaheo
« on: October 25, 2019, 07:19:43 PM HST »
i would like to inform you that we have a good relationship

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extra! extra! read all about it! / Kū Haʻaheo
« on: September 03, 2019, 06:16:29 PM HST »
this isn't gaming related, but it is a beautiful rendition and good example of real-world "aloha"


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whatevahs / Re: Music Exchange (Formerly - Music Appreciation)
« on: July 05, 2019, 05:59:41 PM HST »





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blockchain / Cheeze Wizards
« on: May 18, 2019, 08:41:38 PM HST »
a new blockchain "experiment" game by the same team who built CryptoKitties

https://medium.com/dapperlabs/cheeze-wizards-the-worlds-first-blockchain-battle-royale-with-cheese-756ec102f9ab
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CryptoKitties proved blockchain games and NFTs are possible; Cheeze Wizards explores a whole new corner of the map.

CryptoKitties is centered around cuteness, cooperation, and fosters a “many hands make light work” mentality around its core mechanics, like meta-puzzles and fancy chases. Cheeze Wizards is bizarre, competitive, and encourages a “there can only be one” approach to its gameplay.



http://cheezewizards.com

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extra! extra! read all about it! / Re: goodbye 2018, hello 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:08:44 PM HST »
right on, Froe! sounds like things are Froing :-X i mean flowing well for you.

it's definitely not for everyone, but on-the-spot travel planning is the best kind of travel for me. maybe just enough research beforehand to get a general gist about an area, and a prebooked place to stay for at least the first couple nights sure takes off a lot of stress upon arrival. too much planning can be stressful, too inflexible, and just outright boring. so much more fun when unexpected adventures happen on the spot!

for example, what was supposed to be only a few hours of driving to watch sunrise over Phang Nga Bay, Thailand:



...unexpectedly turned into a free all-day adventure floating through the bay... with a full-on buffet included! that happened because i saw a "pier" sign on the return drive and i decided at the last second to just check it out. why not? and while observing the bay from the pier, my new friend who was with me (we met and clicked a few days prior) was offered the prepaid seats of a couple who was exiting a boat that was about to depart for the day tour because they changed their minds. that same couple coincidentally saw us earlier watching the sun rise from the top of the hill. he asked me if i'm up for it, i nodded yes, so we parked our motors right there on the pier, and literally stepped onto the boat as it was pulling away.





that day became the highlight of that trip. :) it wouldn't have happened if i had made too many plans.

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extra! extra! read all about it! / 2019 expenses
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:04:31 PM HST »
the donation meter (located on the right side column of the front page of aloha.pk) has been updated to reflect our estimated annual expenses for the upcoming year of 2019, which will add up to $705 USD if current services remain the same. fortunately, we already have a head start of $118, or 17% of 2019's expected total expenses, thanks to the community's generosity in 2018. the excess donations that weren't consumed in 2018 will be applied towards 2019 expenses, and the 2019 meter has been adjusted to show that.

big huge mahalos to the following community members for their 2018 contributions, sorted first by today's USD conversion value then alphabetically:

Nathan $300 USD
BR $100 USD
topo $100 USD
VerstehIchNicht $50 EUR
Gingerbear $25 USD
Pink Floyd $25 USD
Spring $25 USD
Colorpinpoint $30 CAD
Kuunikal $30 CAD
shywolf91 $5 USD
TrueGunner $1 USD

::)

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extra! extra! read all about it! / goodbye 2018, hello 2019
« on: December 25, 2018, 02:43:11 AM HST »


Merry Christmas everybody! big thanks to staff, contributors, and participants like you for keeping this community going. special shoutout to shywolf for making the above image and thus inspiring this post.

2018 is winding down. for me, it was a life-changing heartbreaker, but good things happened too. i traveled a lot - experienced unforgettable and often unexpected realizations, and in the process learned more about myself and this complicated little world we all share. (if ever you have an opportunity to travel, please do yourself that favor, and then travel even more when you can again because the gained awareness that comes from it is totally worthwhile. well, i guess that's... advice?)



i like this photo because the road sign is a reminder that horizons aren't always as they initially seem. if only life itself was that predictable! ...captured in Phuket, Thailand.

looking forward into 2019, my commitments to aloha.pk and Build and Shoot will continue. i'm wanting to also build unrelated ideas i've been brainstorming over the years that might interest some of you. i'll explain more about any of that when i'm ready.

here's to another year! what are your goals, New Year's resolutions?

aloha,
izzy



Santa and his helper. :) sighted in Santa Barbara, California.

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Ace of Spades Classic / Re: servers seem to be down and when will they return
« on: November 13, 2018, 02:45:40 AM HST »
servers should be up and stable again.. please let us know if not

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whatevahs / Re: Music Exchange (Formerly - Music Appreciation)
« on: November 09, 2018, 06:21:56 PM HST »

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