Ikariam - MMO browser based Civ game

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    Ikariam - MMO browser based Civ game

    http://www.ikariam.org

    A rather fun game that is based in Greek times and you build your research, economy and eventually your war forces. I am on Zeta server as Wraithan, at on the island Wheteios[26:38]. I am still just starting out but think it would be fun if some of us cboards played together, or maybe some of you are already playing.

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    Will take a better look tomorrow. Seems like a good stress reliever, from the little I saw. Reminds me a little of a game I used to play a good years back; Puzzle Pirates.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Well, I'm having heaps of fun with it.
    A little over a week after starting I'm already starting to build my 2nd colony (1 city + 2 colonies), have joined an alliance and have scolded a few neighbors and helped a few others.

    It's a lightweight game that doesn't take much of my time. It's well conceived in this regard. I guess there is an increase in management duties with each colony. But there is no need to keep the browser window opened. Many things are only a few clicks away and will take a few hours to complete. So you can play the game by just quick visits to the website.

    I doubt the game value after a while. I suspect it can lose interest pretty quickly. But its still beta and they seem to have many things on the todo list that may increase the interest.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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