[2 Nov 20:40]<jolly roger II> CK where did you find all those NPCs? was it Freemorn?
[02 Nov 20:44]<Captain Kindly> If you check my cities, you'll see that most are near the border between Fremorn and Kal Tirikan. I scouted from there into Fremorn, Kal Tirikan, Meilla, Western Realms, Keppen and The wastes
[02 Nov 20:45]<Captain Kindly> I didn't have as many troops as most others did, and could hunt only from four cities mainly. So I sent out scouts in the morning, and sent after Legions of Rats when I had enough good targets scouted. Which meant that most of the times my armies had to travel for 6+ hours to get there
[02 Nov 20:47]<Captain Kindly> It did help that I built Foreign offices and maxed them. They have a huge range, and I could pick out the nearby Legions that way. Most scouts were sent outside that range.
[2 Nov 20:48]<jolly roger II> the strategy of blocking out tasks throughout 3 times a day, - is that right? - did you do that from the start or did you develop that as a solution during the tourney?
[02 Nov 20:51]<Captain Kindly> At the start of the tournament, I wasn't competing. I only started in the second week, to get some healthy in-Alliance competition with ChezBobbo. But since I didn't have enough to go full speed for a month, I decided this was the only way for me to keep it up: send scouts in the morning, check and sort the results in the afternoon and send out at the end of the afternoon. So yes, 3 moments for me to be on Illy a day. Luckily I could spare that time. although the sending out took the most time. For processing reports I had a spreadsheetCaptain Kindly> (I just checked my Growth stats. I began hunting on Oct 8)
[2 Nov 20:54]<jolly roger II> over a million, nice!Captain Kindly> Rats die easily. And since it was about the number of kills and not about gained XP I decided to keep hunting them until none could be found. That saved me troops for later.
Captain Kindly> There were days when I didn't send out all armies, because of a lack of targets. I didn't hunt below the size of 1K hosts
[2 Nov 20:57]<jolly roger II> were you running out of npcs to hit near the end?[02 Nov 21:01]<Captain Kindly> Yes, I switched to military sov as soon as I committed to competing. I may be a HUGger, but I do know how to use military sov. My Bow cities started cranking out T1 replacements, but in the end I did not need those. when I stopped hunting, I had original troops left in all cities
[02 Nov 21:01]<Captain Kindly> At of week 3, it was harder to find targets. The devs have made it so that when an NPC gets over-hunted somewhere, they stop spawning there in force. Well, that mechanism works. But in the last week they started coming back again. At the end of week 3
[02 Nov 21:01]<Captain Kindly> On target availability, I have to add that I seemed to be the only competitor in the Northwest, so I didn't suffer from others going for the same targets much.