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Vlad The Impaler

Vlad is an old school gamer, all the way back from the times of Commodore 64. Yes, with 30 years of gaming and some 15 years as an editor and author, writing reviews for a number of magazines and online gaming portals, he is the true OG of the gaming generation. Cake is a lie. The chicken is real. The truth is out there.

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  1. Dear Vlad,

    Big fan of your Borg unity series. Have watched every episode on youtube. Excellent gameplay. One big request. PLEASE assign leaders to your sectors, cubes and armies. You spend a lot of time upgrading everything everywhere. Why give up such HUGE affecting essentially free upgrades that affect EVERY PLANET, EVERY CUBE and YOUR ARMIES? It’s PAINFUL to see you neglect to assign leaders especially when you could get them so easily and quickly and they affect the game so MUCH. PS. The Commodore 64 isn’t old. I was sent down to using the one Atari 5200 in the school library before the Commodore 64 came out!!!!!.

  2. Dear Vlad,

    Forgot to ask/suggest: You were asking about faster travel because of having to send ships the long way around from the Unicomplex. So far as I know transwarp is just faster warp unlike the instantaneous travel on TV. However, have you tried sending a science ship to study and then go through the wormhole that you found in Dominion space right before you attacked the Founders planet right after declaring war? Remember those alien ships you saw coming and going through the unknown phenomenon. I remember you passing by on the fluid space option earlier in the series because you said it was dangerous.

  3. OMG!!!!! 😣😣😣😣😣

    VLAD, YOU JUST GOT YOU’RE BUTT KICKED…..

    REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, BADLY…..WOW

    20 CUBES GONE, THEY CUT THROUGH THEM LIKE BUTTER, EVEN THE TACTICAL CUBE. NUMERICALLY IN TERMS OF FIREPOWER YOU COULD HAVE BEATEN THEM WITH 4 REGULAR CUBES. THEY ONLY HAD 263K. THAT 5 STAR ADMIRAL IS WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE. BOY DID SHE.

    IT WASN’T A NUMBERS GAME. I THINK YOU COULD HAVE BEATEN THEM WITH 4 CUBES WITH EVEN A 2 OR 3 STAR ADMIRAL.

    DON’T GET DISCOURAGED!!!!

    YOU’RE THE BEST GAMER I’VE SEEN AND I’VE SEEN A LOT. THANKS FOR DOING THE VIDEOS, BEST ENTERTAINMENT I’VE HAD IN A LONG TIME. KEEP ON GAMING, I’VE BEEN AROUND SINCE BEFORE THAT TERM EXISTED AND YOU DO THE BEST VIDS I’VE SEEN. NO BUDDY PLAYS THE BORG LIKE YOU, VLAD

    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

    • Vlad The Impaler
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      Andrew, thanks a lot for all the kind comments! I honestly neglect to visit the website more often, and they go down in the sea of spam.
      It means a lot to me if I can manage to entertain people! You have definitely given me some huge praises! Thank you!

  4. Hi Vlad,

    Big Tip for you. YOU CAN HAVE THREE OMEGA CUBES SIMULTANEOUSLY. YOU RESEARCHED A TECHNOLOGY A FEW EPISODES BACK THAT RAISED THE GAME LIMIT FROM 1 TO 3 OMEGA CUBES. YES, PEOPLE LIKE ME WATCH YOUR VIDEOS ALL THE WAY THROUGH MINUTE BY MINUTE. I HAVE EVERY MOVIE CHANNEL AND HUNDREDS OF BOOKS BUT YOUR VIDS ARE THE BEST GAMING VIDS ON YOUTUBE. I WATCH PRIMARILY STRATEGY GAMERS OR HISTORICAL GAMERS AND SCI FI GAMERS. SEEN A LOT BUT YOURE THE BEST.

    Great to see you conquering through Fendomar and Romulus. Looking forward to seeing you finish the Omega CUBE. I’ll finish watching episode 15 tonight.

    Seriously, thanks for the VIDS and hope you enjoy making them as much as we do watching them.

    Andrew S. Moy
    MAJOR (RET), Field Artillery, Regular Army
    U.S. Army

    Stationed in Germany from 95-98. Babenhausen Kaserne. 1/27 FA MLRS (Gridsmashers). Loved my tour. Heidelberg River valley from Schloss Heidelberg is beautiful. Lake Titisee near Freiburg is unmatched. From the top of the mountain on a clear day you could see into 4 countries. You’re literally walking in the clouds.

    Take Care and Thanks

  5. Hi Vlad,

    Saw the start of 16 and maybe I didn’t write as clearly as I should have. YOU CAN HAVE a total of 3 OMEGA CUBES operational at the same time but you have to build them 1 at a time. Normally the game limits/caps/allows you to have only 1 OMEGA. You still have to build them individually but you’re allowed a fleet cap of 3 because of that research you performed. I think the game is mimicking the First Contact MOVIE with the unstoppable CUBE sending out the internal sphere.

    Best of luck with the Rebellion!!!

  6. STICK WITH IT VLAD, DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP BUDDY!!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    YOU CAN BEAT THE UNIMATRIX ZERO.😲😲

    BUT YOU HAVE TO FIGHT SMART.πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€“πŸ€“

    I’M ON EPISODE 16.

    YOU’VE GOT TO PUT ADMIRALS AND GENERALS IN CHARGE OF WHAT FORCES YOU DO HAVE. THE REBELS DON’T HAVE LEADERS, THAT’S YOUR EDGE. A BIG EDGE.

    FOR GOD’S SAKE PUT AN ADMIRAL IN CHARGE OF THE OMEGA CUBE. AFTER ALL THAT TIME AND EFFORT BUILDING IT NOT SEEING YOU PUT A LEADER IN WAS PAINFUL!!!!! 😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

    YOU’RE TOO GOOD, TOO WISE AND TOO EXPERIENCED A PLAYER TO MAKE THAT MISTAKE. CONCENTRATING YOUR FORCES, MAKING SURE GOOD LEADERS ARE IN CHARGE OF EACH AND EVERY OMEGA CUBE, EACH FLEET HAS A GOOD ADMIRAL AND EACH TRANSPORT FLEET A GOOD GENERAL.

    CONCENTRATE YOUR FORCES, PICK SMART TARGETS LIKE THEIR UNIMATRIX HUBS. KNOCK EM DOWN ONE AT A TIME. PLAYING SMART, STAYING FOCUSED WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.

    YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT INVESTED, DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY LIKE SOME 17 YEAR OLD WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE IN HARD WORK. YOU CAN WIN THIS.

    THE REBELS DON’T HAVE A LEADER DIRECTING THEM. YOU’RE DIRECTING YOUR SIDE. EVEN IF YOU HAD ALL THEIR FORCES AGAINST ALL OF YOURS IN ONE BIG FIGHT, IF YOU HAD ADMIRALS IN CHARGE OF EACH BATTLE SUBGROUP, ONE IN ALPHA, ONE IN BETA, ONE IN GAMMA AND ONE IN DELTA AND ONE IN THE OMEGA CUBE ITSELF, YOU’D WIN. YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT.

    DON’T GIVE UP THE GAME BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO PUT 5 LEADERS IN PLACE. THAT’S JUST PISS POOR GAME PLAY. THAT’S YOU BEATING YOURSELF AND IT WOULD BE DISAPPOINTING TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DO TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH YOUR VIDS MINUTE BY MINUTE.

    SO PICK YOURSELF UP OFF THE FLOOR, CRACK YOUR KNUCKLES AND SHOW THE MOD DEVS WHO THE REAL BIG DADDY OF GAMING IS. YOU CAN DO THIS.

    KEEP MAKING OMEGA CUBES. AND PUT ADMIRALS IN CHARGE OF EACH ONE.

    DON’T GIVE UP THE FIGHT!!!!!!

    • Vlad The Impaler
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      It was a huge omission not putting an admiral in charge of the omega cube! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for watching all the vids, man, that is incredible dedication! πŸ™‚

      I will keep fighting, no worries. πŸ˜‰

  7. ALRIGHT!!!!!

    YOUR WIPING THE FLOOR WITH HIM IN SELINIA.

    YOU DESTROYED 47 CUBES FROM THE FIRST FLEET AND LOST 2 OF YOUR OWN.

    SECOND FLEET CAME IN AT -1M YOU’RE WIPING THE FLOOR WITH HIM TOO.

    YOU ALREADY DESTROYED THE SMALLER 600K FLEET.

    HE DOESN’T HAVE LEADERS AND HE CAN’T SUPPORT HIS FLEET STRENGTH. THAT’S WHY HE’S RUNNING NEGATIVE FIREPOWER.

    KEEP WITH IT MAN.

    JOIN THE OMEGA CUBE UP WITH YOUR MAIN FORCE. PUT A LEADER IN IT.

    KEEP CONCENTRATED AND HEAD FOR A UNIMATRIX HUB. HIS FLEETS ARE CONCENTRATED THERE TO MINIMIZE SUPPORT COSTS.

    EVEN THAT BIG 3RD FLEET CAME IN AT 67 CUBES. HES ALREADY LOST 15 AND FALLING FAST.

    THE OMEGA CUBE TOOK OUT A DECENT FLEET ON IT’S OWN BUT KEEP IT WITH.

    THE 5TH FLEET CAME INTO SELINIA WITH 242 VUBES AND ONLY 490K FLEET FIREPOWER.

    YOU CUT THAT 67 CUBE FLEET TO 30 ALREADY.

    THIS IS ACTUALLY CANON. REMEMBER WHEN HUE WAS INTRODUCED BACK INTO THE BORG AND THERE WAS A REBELLION. THEY WERE WIPED OUT BUT THEY TOOK A LOT WITH THEM.

    KEEP AT IT. BUILD SOME REPLACEMENTS FOR YOUR LOSSES. START ON YOUR SECOND OMEGA CUBE.

  8. VLAD,

    YOU LOST some FLEETS but the exchange rate was literally 15-20 to 1.

    YOU can still make a come back. PUT your OMEGA someplace safe and build two more.

    YOU can do it!!!!!

  9. VLAD,

    Something else. YOU HAVEN’T BEEN CONQUERING SYSTEMS BUT THE REBELS ARE LOSING CONTROL OF SYSTEMS.

    THEY’RE TAKING THE ODD ONE HERE AND THERE BUT THEIR AREA OF CONTROL IS SHRINKING.

    STICK WITH IT. BUILD UP A FLEET, ALSO BUILD THE OTHER 2 OMEGAS. HIT THE NEGATIVE FIREPOWER FLEETS.

    YOU’VE REALLY KNOCKED HIM DOWN. YOU HAD MAYBE 3-4 MILLION TOTAL FLEET POWER. BUT HE EASILY HAD 60-100M.

    HE’S STILL GOT SOME RESPECTABLE FLEETS BUT NO WHERE COMPARED TO WHAT HE HAD. YOU PROBABLY KNOCKED OUT 7-8 M BEFORE HE CAME IN WITH THE 240 CUBE FLEET. I THINK YOU BUILD UP YOUR CUBE FLEET, also build WITH THE OMEGAS. And hit his 1M fleets one at a time.

    DON’T GET lazy!!!!! Put an ADMIRAL in each OMEGA and several in the other CUBES as well. That way the loss of a 1 or 2 or 3 key ships doesn’t deprive you of all your ADMIRALS and you lose the leader advantage in the battle.

    YOU can win this if you fight SMART. REMEMBER WHEN you decimated the first 5 FLEETS but 6-10 overwhelmed you??

    FOR a good long while you lost ships very slowly or none at all. When you start losing ships quickly bug out of there. That’s what you look for.

    Stay with that fight in progress and stop looking around at the map. FOCUS ON THE MAIN BATTLE IN PROGRESS. IGNORE THE REST OF THE MAP AND THE REST OF THE GAME WHILE YOUR MAIN FLEET IS ENGAGED IN BATTLE. YOU GOT SMASHED BECAUSE YOU LEFT THAT BATTLE AND IT WENT INTO AUTO FIGHT MODE.

    SHOW SOME DISCIPLINE NOW AND FIGHT SMART!!!! YOU’VE ALREADY INVESTED SO MUCH TIME AND EFFORT IN THIS SERIES.

    YOU PROMISED YOUR VIEWERS THIS WAS A PLAY THROUGH AND YOU WERE STICKING WITH IT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. YOUR WORDS.

    ARE YOU A REAL GAMER OR JUST ANOTHER PRETENDER WHO RUNS AND STARTS A NEW SERIES WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH?

    SHOW YOUR VIEWERS AND THE MOD DEVS YOU CAN BEAT THEM…..

  10. VLAD,

    Stop looking at the FLEET strengths so much during big picture analysis and look at the number of systems they CONTROL. Originally it was almost 50%. Now it’s probably a third.

    I’M watching episode 17 and their area of control is dropping.

    YOU can do itπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    THE GAME was getting boring for you but then it switched to really challenging.

    By the time the rebellion is under control it will have given the remaining systems time to strengthen their defenses against you.

  11. VLAD,

    When the Omega CUBE is in a battle, FOCUS ON THAT BATTLE!!!!!!!!

    YOU COULD HAVE LOST THE OMEGA CUBE BECAUSE YOU LEFT THE BATTLE IN PROGRESS TO GO WATCH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SECOND? WITH 3 MORE FLEETS JUMPING IN ON THE ONE YOU DO HAVE IN A FIGHT?????πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

    PERHAPS IF YOU WANTED TO DO THAT YOU COULD HIT PAUSE AND THEN LOOK???

    WHAT TO DO NOW THAT YOU’RE AT PEACE? IMPROVE YOUR EXISTING SYSTEMS, KEEP BUILDING SHIPS.

    BUT DO YOU KEEP CONQUERING THE ROMULANS OR SOMEONE ELSE AND BUILD UP AND THEN STOMP THE UNIMATRIX?

    SOUNDS GOOD. THEY CAN’T SUSTAIN THEIR FLEETS. THEY’RE GOING TO START IMPLODING. AS YOU BUILD UP KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE REBEL UNIMATRICES AND WHEN YOU’RE STRONG ENOUGH MOVE IN AND TAKE THEM BOTH.

  12. Hey Vlad,

    Watching Episode 18. Just finished 3rd OMEGA.

    Thanks for sticking with the series play through πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    Tips: Before you fight the UNIMATRIX try a listening outpost or 2. Add some non-cubes to your FLEETS. Spheres, Diamonds, etc. While he’s focusing on your Omegas and Tactical CUBES your spheres and diamonds will be getting in good shots. Also, you may want to add some TACTICAL DRONES W/ UPGRADES TO your Armies. YOU will be fighting Borg on Borg and you’ll need every edge. πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“

    Good to see you expanding while building up. I’d try to go for the 2 UNIMATRICES simultaneously but if their rolling mega FLEETS you may want to stay CONCENTRATED if they have a lot of FLEETS nearby.

    I’M waiting to see that episode when you fight the Omegas against the Federation.

    Stay strong and thanks for the postingsπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  13. Vlad The Impaler
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    Thanks a lot, mate, your support means a lot! Sorry if I don’t manage to answer every time, simply not enough hours in every day! πŸ˜‰

    I will keep up with the Borg playthrough, definitely. Hope you will enjoy the coming episodes as well! πŸ˜‰

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