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June, 1998
Vol. 5, No. 3

In This Edition

What's New

South Pacific II
Sign up for the sequel to Overlord's popular game.

Current Games
The tourney moves on the the third round!

Wolfpack Blitzes
Both official wolfpack blitzes run the 4.0.14 server.

Game Announcement List
Sign up now. Join games. Win same.

Empire Wolfpack Server updated to 4.0.15
Bug fixes here and there.

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New Games Starting Up

South Pacific II
Announcing the 1st call for players for South Pacific II - Basking in the
Sun. The game will start on Tuesday, June 16. The 1st update will be at
4:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 17. There will be no weekend play though the game will be up and available. Wolfpack 4.0.15 will be the code used. Here are some of the parameters:
No iron.
Fixed tech.
60 etu's.
I will be modifying ship, planes, and units.
The demobilize command will be shut off.
No trade/market. It really screws up this type of setup. There will be free land/islands at the begining of the game. To register, send the following information by June 14 to
your prefered e-mail address:
your country name:
your skill level (1-10"):
your password:
did you bother to watch the last episode of Seinfeld?:

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Current Games

Current Long-Term Games (
The tourney began the second round of two qualifying games. Stay tuned for another Melvin Empire starting in June.

Current Blitzes (
For the most up-to-date information on available blitzes, see the Empire
page above. Here are the four blitzes confirmed operational at press time: (any others out there?)

Blitz Name  Host                      Port Comments
Vampire              6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.14 
            (                 Resets 6:00 am EST
Cheetah                6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.14
            (                Resets Sunday, 6:00 EST
Low Key     7776 Currently down
Tanith         6665 Wolfpack code 4.0.14
            (                Resets 6:00 pm PST

"Low Key" Game
On the first of every month, this game with daily updates will reset.
Anyone interested in playing should connect right away, using one of
countries 1 to 10. The game is currenly down.

Cheetah blitz
The cheetah blitz at was changed to a weekly blitz. The server
resets at 6:00pm EST on Sunday and updates once an hour. Results are
posted to

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Clients and Player Tools

Empire Game Announcement List
Everybody who's not signed up with Pat Loney should do so RIGHT NOW. New game announcements will be sent to this list. To subscribe, send e-mail to "" with "add myname@myaddress" in the body. (Please substitute your e-mail address. Pat says some people are not.) Deities with new games should notify Pat so he can broadcast to the list. Are there still deities out there?

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Server and Deity Information

Wolfpack Server Release 4.0.15
The as-yet unnamed members of the Wolfpack Empire Server Team made available a new release, available from the Wolfpack Server Home Page at ( Inquiries, bug-reports and comments can also be sent to "". For a complete run-down of changes from the 3.x generation server, connect to one of the blitzes ( and enter "info Empire4". Or, point your browser to the wolfpack Change Log (

How to Run a Game
( Before making a game announcement to, please read and heed this document.

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This month's winners

Ionica's Tourney
The tourney's second round ended May 22, with the following countries
advancing to round three:

Game 1
         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit 
 Overlord 180  100% 185K   0  4.0K 555  3.9K  21K   0  1.6K  90   90   30  
    Setia 130  100% 126K 4.5K 8.6K 345  3.2K  42K 150  5.0K  80   40   20  
Metallica 120  100% 117K 3.2K 4.5K 460  5.0K  33K 100  2.5K 260   60  100   
     beep  80  100%  83K 3.0K 6.5K 715  4.5K  37K  23  6.0K 120   60   30   
 harmless  80  100%  82K 3.0K 9.4K 935  2.7K  35K 150  1.8K 120   70   50  
  Arrakis 100   99% 100K 2.8K 6.7K 840  3.2K  39K  50  2.4K 190   90   90    
Game 2
         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit 
Lothlorie 150  100% 174K 6.0K  12K 1.4K 5.7K  40K 300  3.5K 150  170  110   
 Cathouse 130   98% 137K 8.1K  11K 1.9K 3.0K  28K 150  3.6K 130  100   40   
  Barsoom 100  100% 163K 8.7K  12K 1.1K  16K  43K 150  2.9K 130  310   90   
Plundaria  70  100% 117K 4.8K 3.1K 265  3.4K 107K 600   28K  60  130   30  
   Xanadu  95  100% 137K 4.2K 3.5K 650  1.9K  96K 1.1K  11K 440  200   30  
  Horgoth  50  100%  93K 4.2K 2.6K 775  1.5K 8.5K  26  1.2K  60  180   30  

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This Newsletter

Mark Ballinger is responsible for the Empire News and the Empire FAQ. If you have suggestions, corrections or announcements, please email me at

Mark Ballinger (Uesugi)

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