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Scorched Earth To 10 for February 6th

Posted by Lamuella , 06 February 2013 - * * * * - · 746 views

Hi, folks, welcome to another infrequently updated edition of the Scorched Earth Top 10, the list that showcases the biggest heaps of radioactive glass where nations used to be.  Let's get down to business. THE GRAVEYARD OF ARMIES: It's worth noting that the top 10 is filling up FAST with the corpses of wars since expired.  The most destruc...


Scorched Earth Top 10 for February 4th

Posted by Lamuella , 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 307 views

Greetings, fight fans.  Apologies for the weekend hiatus.  I was helping a friend move 11 years worth of belongings from one house to another.  A friend who loves books.  And buys lots of them.  And has narrow steep stairs.  My thighs are killing me. Anyway, an improvement in the format for today's top 10. As well as the...


Scorched Earth Top 10 - postponement

Posted by Lamuella , 03 February 2013 - - - - - - · 239 views

Apologies, there wasn't a top 10 yesterday and won't be one today.  I've been helping a friend move and much too exhausted.  I'll come back with more tomorrow.  Sorry folks.


Scorched Earth Top 10 for February 1

Posted by Lamuella , 01 February 2013 - - - - - - · 797 views

Greetings all and welcome to day 2 of the Scorched Earth Top 10. Most of yesterday's wars have now expired, so we have plenty of new entries in the Top 10.  I'm not counting expired wars, so the numbering might seem a little weird.  Without further ado: BUBBLING UNDER: from a personal point of view I'm sad to report that Umar ibn...


The Scorched Earth Top 10: The ten most destructive wars on Bob

Posted by Lamuella , 31 January 2013 - * * * * * · 1,285 views

The Scorched Earth Top 10: The ten most destructive wars on Bob  Welcome to the inaugural Scorched Earth Top Ten, where we look in detail at the ten most destructive active wars on Bob.  These wars are the upper tier conflicts that in seven days or less have caused more NS loss than most nations in CN even have.  This is where the heavy hit...


Interest Check: Top 10 Most Destructive Wars chart?

Posted by Lamuella , 31 January 2013 - - - - - - · 515 views

My inner stats nerd is wondering: would people enjoy a daily Top 10 of the most destructive wars during this conflict?  We could start with a conflict-by-conflict breakdown, then in subsequent days profile any major changes, up and coming wars, that kind of thing.  I'd keep it as nonpartisan as possible to avoid it becoming the kind of "slap it...


The Art of What You Can Get Away With

Posted by Lamuella , 27 January 2013 - - - - - - · 470 views

There are two types of politics in Cyber Nations: idealism and Realpolitik. Idealists face the world in a certain way because that's how their code tells them to play.  GPA might be a perfect example of an idealist alliance.  In their deeply twisted way the Cult of Justitia might be another one. Realpolitik is the art of facing the wor...


How to win at Cyber Nations Moralism without really trying.

Posted by Lamuella , 03 March 2012 - - - - - - · 165 views

1) Identify yourself with a moral code.  Don't worry too much about its tenets, as long as they're clearly delineated, and it's easy to identify infractions.
2) Scan the active threads in Alliance Announcements for a few days.  Identify an alliance, individual, or policy that transgresses your newly acquired modal code.  Note that this is not...


why I quit posting in the boiler room...

Posted by Lamuella , 08 December 2011 - - - - - - · 160 views

I'm sure none of you care about this.  I'm certainly not asking you to care about this.  If you don't, feel free to stop reading any time you like, and have a full and productive life unburdened by the need to tell me you don't care why I quit posting in the boiler room.

OK, here's the broadest reason: I don't really care about this...


The myth of cowardice

Posted by Lamuella , 27 March 2011 - - - - - - · 155 views

of all the words thrown around in this war, I think the most irritating must be "coward".

Both sides are guilty of it, and at a superficial level it works as propaganda.  If your enemy is using a tactic you don't like, being able to make your opponent look cowardly for using it can look tempting as a way of gaining a footing in the PR...

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