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  • Posted By: munk  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

    Let's Sticky some references..
    Since I turned the key in this godamighty machine a week or so ago, we've gotten a remarkable number of returning players all trying to remember how to play, and a puzzlingly high number of new players who have no idea at all what is going on.

    In a nutshell, here's the skinny:
    This game started about 10 years ago, in 2006 and continued through to Feb 12, 2012, when it was shut down and archived. It was played for 18 Cycles (aka Resets, or time periods between when a full game starts and ends) and after a few years of lying fallow, some of the old playerbase wished to play another round in honor of the 10-year anniversary. Here we are for Cycle 19. Actually, right now we're in an "anarchy period" until late January, when the actual War Cycle will start. During this "anarchy period" you can play the game to get in practice, but the actual War cannot start yet.

    New guys; if things seem confusing, don't panic. Come by in chat and ask questions. With the time that has passed, it's iffy that anyone will know the answer, but maybe someone will remember. In a way, it's kinda new for all of us now, and a 1,003-year time jump can be quite disorienting.

    Here's some helpful spoiler pages to help jog your memory:
    http://www.secretsocietywars.com/recipes.php
    http://www.secretsocietywars.com/costumes.php

    For even more spoilery spoilers, try the new DataBuddy:
    http://secretsocietywars.com/index.php?p=account&a=databuddy

    Also, don't forget the Help pages. They will help quite a lot, and that's why they're called "help":
    http://secretsocietywars.com/index.php?p=help&a=contents
    http://secretsocietywars.com/index.php?p=help&a=faqs&category=Game
    http://secretsocietywars.com/index.php?p=help&a=faqs&category=Quest
    http://secretsocietywars.com/index.php?p=forums&a=show_topics&forum_id=29
  • Posted By: Julionics  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

    For the cipher quest. http://sharkysoft.com/vigenere/
  • Posted By: Rakkasan  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

    IPT/Planet sectors: 1, 15, 30, 33, 69, 123, 142, 202, 227, 365,457, 471, 493, 612, 631, 721, 888, 899, 1070

    NPC Store sectors: 1, 502, 631, 1075
  • Posted By: Carrec  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

      Quote "Rakkasan":  

    NPC Store sectors: 1, 502, 631, 1075



    923 as well.
  • Posted By: captainlongdong  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

      Quote "Julionics":  

    For the cipher quest. http://sharkysoft.com/vigenere/



    Piggybacking what Julionics linked:

    http://sharkysoft.com/vigenere/1.0/

    This is for the "old skool" Cipher.
  • Posted By: Julionics  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

      Quote "captainlongdong":  

      Quote "Julionics":  

    For the cipher quest. http://sharkysoft.com/vigenere/



    Piggybacking what Julionics linked:

    http://sharkysoft.com/vigenere/1.0/

    This is for the "old skool" Cipher.



    Thank you Capt.... I didnt look at it to see if it had changed. just had it bookmarked for some reason.
  • Posted By: Squiffle  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

    While reviving my scripts, I discovered one that lists historic events. After a small tweak, it produced this:
    On 3007-12-01, Cycle 1 started
    On 3007-12-25, Planet X appeared somewhere unrecorded
    On 3008-01-01, Planet X disappeared again
    On 3008-01-07, War 1 ended, after 37 days
    On 3008-01-14, Cycle 2 started
    On 3008-02-14, The <3 Boat was somewhere unrecorded
    On 3008-03-17, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3008-04-07, War 2 ended, after 84 days
    On 3008-04-14, Cycle 3 started
    On 3008-05-05, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3008-06-03, War 3 ended, after 50 days
    On 3008-06-09, Cycle 4 started
    On 3008-07-04, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3008-08-20, War 4 ended, after 72 days
    On 3008-09-03, Cycle 5 started
    On 3008-09-19, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3008-09-23, War 5 ended, after 20 days
    On 3008-10-01, Cycle 6 started
    On 3008-12-12, War 6 ended, after 72 days
    On 3008-12-25, Planet X appeared somewhere unrecorded
    On 3009-01-01, Planet X disappeared again
    On 3009-01-19, Leroy Tong's appeared in sector 923
    On 3009-01-19, Cycle 7 started
    On 3009-02-14, The <3 Boat was in sector 157
    On 3009-03-17, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3009-05-05, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3009-05-08, War 7 ended, after 109 days
    On 3009-05-16, Cycle 8 started
    On 3009-06-15, War 8 ended, after 30 days
    On 3009-06-19, Cycle 9 started
    On 3009-07-04, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3009-08-05, War 9 ended, after 47 days
    On 3009-08-08, Cycle 10 started
    On 3009-09-19, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3009-12-25, Planet X appeared somewhere unrecorded
    On 3010-01-01, Planet X disappeared again
    On 3010-01-24, War 10 ended, after 169 days
    On 3010-02-04, Cycle 11 started
    On 3010-02-14, The <3 Boat was somewhere unrecorded
    On 3010-03-14, War 11 ended, after 38 days
    On 3010-03-17, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3010-03-19, Cycle 12 started
    On 3010-04-19, War 12 ended, after 31 days
    On 3010-04-23, Cycle 13 started
    On 3010-05-05, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3010-05-22, War 13 ended, after 29 days
    On 3010-05-30, Flambe appeared in sector 1070
    On 3010-05-30, Cycle 14 started
    On 3010-07-04, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3010-09-19, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3010-10-22, War 14 ended, after 145 days
    On 3010-10-27, Cycle 15 started
    On 3010-12-11, War 15 ended, after 45 days
    On 3010-12-19, Cycle 16 started
    On 3010-12-25, Planet X appeared in sector 516
    On 3011-01-01, Planet X disappeared from sector 516
    On 3011-02-14, The <3 Boat was somewhere unrecorded
    On 3011-03-17, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3011-05-05, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3011-06-17, War 16 ended, after 180 days
    On 3011-06-21, Hedrok appeared in sector 888
    On 3011-06-21, Lucky Spaceman Distilleries moved from sector 49 to sector 631
    On 3011-06-21, Lucky Spaceman Liquor Store moved from sector 49 to sector 631
    On 3011-06-21, New Ceylon moved from sector 92 to sector 227
    On 3011-06-21, Pharma moved from sector 102 to sector 721
    On 3011-06-21, Pinon Sol appeared in sector 707
    On 3011-07-04, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3011-07-09, Cycle 17 started
    On 3011-09-19, Mars was in sector 4
    On 3011-10-01, War 17 ended, after 84 days
    On 3011-10-12, Cycle 18 started
    On 3011-12-05, War 18 ended, after 54 days
    On 3011-12-25, Planet X appeared somewhere unrecorded
    On 3012-01-01, Planet X disappeared again
    On 3012-02-12, SSW was shut down
    On 3015-11-17, Pinon Sol vanished again
    On 3015-11-17, SSW came back from the dead
  • Posted By: munk  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

    Ha! This is great. what file are you parsing for the info?
  • Posted By: Squiffle  homeworld | blog | gallery | player profile

      Quote "munk":  

    Ha! This is great. what file are you parsing for the info?



    No file. I kept track of a bunch of stuff back in the old days (had a load of old map files in particular). Some of it also came from the wiki, I believe. One of my scripts deals with maps, and will fill in things like missing planets and asteroids, so it needs to know where they are, and I made it able to handle historic maps as well as current ones (it even knows when space became mazified). Some of the reset dates are approximations.