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*I wrote this back in late April in my notepad in-game and thought i would share it with the public.*
I fear this day would come. Today may be the day of my surrender. For the last 3 days we have been engaged in a cold war, and although there have been no casualties, i feel like i have dies 8 times, only with one remaining. Is this a ruthless prank being held by the corrupt Sparta? I haven't a clue what to think. My alliance has no more than 10 loyal men, but may i trust them? I feel the eyes of The German Empire, staring at my nation, and i fear once i release this Peace Boundary, the Antarctican Empire will forever be lost.
On April 22, i reformed The German Empire. Later, my own people betrayed me, called me a traitor myself, and then claimed me an outlaw. Now i sit here, looking at death right in the face as he kills me in my final breaths. But i cannot give up.
Yesterday i formed the Brotherhood Of Kings, an alliance created to promote equality and strength. I got constant pressure to surrender the alliance to TGE, but i refused. Now we stand, approximately 7 members, only 3 official, fighting to stand up for what is right.
But now i ask myself: I am fighting for the position of Kaiser of TGE, but am i actually the true Kaiser? Is it my right? I am lost and haven't a clue what to think. Antarctica is fighting alongside me and the Brotherhood willingly, and we are bringing in hundreds of new soldiers a day for deployment, and hopefully we will be counting thousands soon. But i fear for the ones that trust me. I fear i am a coward.
In the last 2 days, this topic has spread to 3 different threads on the forums. All threads reaching the top in there respective categories. I fear that those who turn against me will remember the name, knights111. I am afraid. But me and my brothers are United as Brothers, and we will Stand Until Death.
Looking back, I am pretty sure that was really dramatized to the point where it was just stupid.
I am looking for the most interesting, provocative, or creative message.
I spent 3 years in CSN as the minister of $%&@, a diplomat, and all around pain in the ass.
I 993 days in NPL as the Warhead of Foreign Affairs, the Warhead of Communications, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Trium. Still an all around pain in the ass.
I have left NPL for reasons given to NPL membership.
So. Go ahead. Recruit me.
Basically i joined this newb alliance that doesnt no nothing for the !@#$% and giggles. They are super active, but need help. they have 86 alliance announcments and dozens of comments on each one. I suggested DT cause i figured theyd take anyone . They just need some guiding
[18:38:25] <Damaged> napoleon:
[18:38:27] <Damaged> Hey man
[18:38:38] <Damaged> Stay on here
[18:38:42] <Damaged> its confiusing at first
[18:38:42] <napoleon> Ok I'm in now join the alliance ASAP
[18:38:52] <Damaged> Why asap?
[18:39:07] <napoleon> As soon as possible join the alliance
[18:39:16] <Damaged> Why asap?
[18:39:17] <napoleon> Join the alliance!
[18:39:24] <Damaged> I will
[18:39:26] <Damaged> dont worry
[18:39:27] <napoleon> Now or I'm leaving! Join it!
[18:39:31] <Damaged> dude
[18:39:35] <Damaged> please slow down
[18:39:35] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:38] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:39] <Damaged> I WILL
[18:39:40] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:43] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:46] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:47] <Damaged> this game takes months
[18:39:49] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:50] <Damaged> we have time
[18:39:52] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:54] <napoleon> Join
[18:39:56] <Damaged> napoleon:
[18:39:57] <napoleon> Join
[18:40:00] <Damaged> Please shut the $%&@ up
[18:40:01] <napoleon> Join
[18:40:04] <napoleon> Join
[18:40:06] <napoleon> Join
[18:40:09] <napoleon> Join
[18:40:12] <napoleon> Then join
[18:40:14] <napoleon> Join
[18:40:14] <Damaged> i wont join if you keep saying join
[18:40:16] <napoleon> Join
[18:40:21] <napoleon> Then join
[18:40:26] <napoleon> Then I'm out
[18:40:28] <Damaged> Look, I want to talk to you about The Alliance
[18:40:34] <napoleon> What!
[18:40:49] <napoleon> I won't say nothing unless you join
[18:40:49] <Damaged> I need government
[18:40:56] <napoleon> What kind
[18:40:59] <Damaged> I am the most experianced player by far
[18:41:02] <napoleon> And for what
[18:41:02] <Damaged> Aything
[18:41:09] <Damaged> I know this game inside out
[18:41:19] <napoleon> What? Cn
[18:41:27] <napoleon> Ok so???
[18:41:27] <Damaged> Yes
[18:41:34] <Damaged> You need to get protected
[18:41:35] <Damaged> and allies
[18:41:39] <Damaged> or you will be rolled
[18:41:42] <napoleon> I am protected
[18:41:43] <Damaged> by people like goons
[18:41:45] <Damaged> by who?
[18:41:50] <Damaged> Your own alliance doesnt count
[18:41:55] <napoleon> Why?
[18:41:57] <Damaged> You need foreign Allies
[18:42:00] <napoleon> Why
[18:42:08] <Damaged> because GOONs has 100 people with allies
[18:42:16] <napoleon> Yeah so
[18:42:18] <Damaged> and you have 20 people who dont knwo the game that well
[18:42:25] <Damaged> you would get crushed in war
[18:42:25] <napoleon> We do
[18:42:31] <napoleon> No not really
[18:42:39] <napoleon> Well kinda
[18:42:41] <Damaged> I am going to refer you to an alliance that will help you
[18:42:56] <Damaged> douglas1989r: you on?
[18:43:01] <napoleon> So will you just JOIN the te on cn please?!
[18:43:23] <Damaged> I am at war
[18:43:39] <Damaged> I cannot abandon my alliance You need to know more about politics
[18:43:41] <napoleon> On the tournament edition join! Now!
[18:43:53] <napoleon> Then I'm out of here!
[18:44:01] <Damaged> Bye!
[18:44:09] <napoleon> Join
[18:44:10] <Damaged> Ill talk to someone else
[18:44:12] <napoleon> Please
[18:44:15] <Damaged> thats willing to listen
[18:44:17] <napoleon> Cherry
[18:44:23] <napoleon> On top
[18:44:28] <napoleon> A fee first
[18:44:41] <napoleon> For me to listen
[18:44:49] <Damaged> i dont do fees
[18:44:54] <napoleon> What do you want to tell me??
[18:44:55] <Damaged> Im doing you a favor
[18:44:58] <napoleon> Just tell me
[18:45:00] <Damaged> you need protection
[18:45:07] <Damaged> you can get millions of money
[18:45:11] <napoleon> You got 5 minutes
[18:45:29] <napoleon> I'm busy tell me NOW
[18:45:29] <Damaged> you dont tell me what to do
[18:45:35] <Damaged> your busy? With what?
[18:45:44] <napoleon> YOU GOT 5 minutes
[18:45:49] <napoleon> Help family
[18:46:03] <Damaged> dude, ask an experianced alliance to protect you
[18:46:14] <napoleon> Then help me now
[18:46:15] <Damaged> I can tell them you are super active and they will like it
[18:46:34] <napoleon> Ok then tell them, what would they do?
[18:46:34] Damaged invited Big_Foot into channel #dgoods
[18:46:39] Big_Foot [iceChat77@coldfront-E70FC778.dhcp.krny.ne.charter.com] has joined #dgoods
[18:46:44] <Damaged> they would protect you from other alliances
[18:46:45] <Damaged> Big_Foot:
[18:46:50] <Damaged> tell napoleon
[18:46:52] <Damaged> about protection
[18:46:57] <napoleon> ok please tell them
[18:47:00] <Big_Foot> who's napoleon?
[18:47:06] <napoleon> I need the money
[18:47:08] <napoleon> Me
[18:47:10] <Damaged> hes in a small aa that is newbie
[18:47:23] <napoleon> What?
[18:47:28] <Damaged> You can get 24 million tommorow if you help me help you
[18:47:32] <napoleon> Both join alliance now
[18:47:36] <Big_Foot> napoleon is a n00b?
[18:47:44] <Damaged> pretty much, yea
[18:47:48] <napoleon> My slots are full
[18:47:59] <napoleon> 😝
[18:48:05] Big_Foot [iceChat77@coldfront-E70FC778.dhcp.krny.ne.charter.com] has left #dgoods
[18:48:12] <napoleon> Anyone???
[18:48:17] <napoleon> 2 minutes
[18:48:24] <Damaged> dude, ask DT to protect you
[18:48:41] <Damaged> you used to be in odn, waht happened?
[18:48:44] <napoleon> Who's DT
[18:48:59] <Damaged> Dark Templar
[18:49:13] <Damaged> they are great
[18:49:15] <Damaged> #dt
[18:49:17] <Damaged> go there
[18:49:23] <napoleon> No I wasn't. I was still in pending. And Ghast destroyed our alliance. So I figured to join them
[18:50:02] <napoleon> If they do will help me then tell them to message me
[18:50:11] <Damaged> no
[18:50:15] <Damaged> you have to approach them
[18:50:26] <napoleon> Ghast banned everyone from our alliance and now we joined back together
[18:50:42] <napoleon> Why? Why can't you tell them about me?
[18:50:50] <Damaged> how much money do you have?
[18:50:58] <napoleon> Breaking even
[18:51:13] <Damaged> well these guys have billions of dollars
[18:51:16] <Damaged> http://www.cybernations.net/nation_drill_display.asp?Nation_ID=101523
[18:51:18] <Damaged> contact this nation
[18:51:27] <Damaged> tell him you are seeking protection
[18:51:34] <Damaged> tell him you are active
God I love you guys. Have fun! Hopefully this goes better than the 2007 blitz on NoV.
Source: FAN Announcement
On June 6, 2007, FAN blitzed NoV to celebrate D-Day. That was one of the events that got them kicked from the Initiative and kicked off Vietfan. This hilarious video details the events leading to the war (warning language).
Hopefully the UCR war goes better.
DOWN GOES FRAZIER
Cult of Personality, Dear Leader Chimaera took a crushing blow to his ego earlier this week --- First he stated he was really good at chess, then revealed that wasn't the case in some practice games...Then dropped the ball in his opening match.
Carter Chim and BEazy let the government down with their terrible chess and really we all feel bad because they suck.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT NOBODY KNOWS
Well, did any of you watch it? Most of you, I'm sure, gave up on it after the record-long 6 hr 22 min rain delay! Anyway, here is my recap:
Things started off well for the Joe Gibbs guys and Kurt Busch, all of them leading laps. Paul Menard led at halfway, which is not necessarily a good thing, because practically no one wins leading at lap 100, if you look at the stats.
Kyle Busch pulled a "Sponge-Brad", as I like to call it. He took the airgun from his pit stall and had to serve a penalty. Aric Almirola also did this, taking the jack with him. That, to me, was horribly entertaining.
The battle for the lead in the last 20 laps was epic. Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin all got in on the action. In the end, Jr took the checkered flag! He got tape on the grill on lap 197, and tried to get it off using the pace car. Paraphrasing, I'll quote Dale here:
"Actually, I think the tape helped us. It gave us a much-needed distraction. It kinda took away the stress and gravity of the situtation."
Austin Dillon, as he said, "showed his yellow stripes" last night, and got into several wrecks, causing two of the three. (I think that stat is right, look it up, fellow fact-checkers.) Most of the wrecks in the 500 were major, taking out some pretty big names, like both Busches, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, and others.
Kyle Larson, the one of the other favorites for Rookie of the Year, made most of America question how legit this really was, and hit the wall twice, and was finally taken out by a wreck that Dillon caused.
So, Jr takes the checkered flag. He is almost guaranteed a Chase berth. Opinions, anyone? I'll be the first to say that I was screaming with joy!
They don't make movies like they did during his heyday, but he is one of the pioneers of the 80's Reagan-era fight-the-power style movies. His humor was as intelligent as anyone writing and directing movies has ever been, and that intelligence is what lets his movies hold up today while many others from the era simply can't hold on. The movies all had a heart to them. There were the occasional gross-out scenes, and vulgarity, but overall the movies were tone-based, in that it was the overall themes that made you laugh, not necessarily the one-liners, even though there were plenty of those. I think the earliest writers of the Simpsons owe Harold Ramis a great debt, because his comedy paved the way for precisely what the Simpsons became so successful in the early 90's.
Here are my five favorites, probably in order but who knows. I'm sad and need to binge-watch.
Groundhog Day (1993): This movie came out when I was eight, and I saw it in the theaters. I hated it. I just didn't get it. Years later, something beckoned me to give it another shot. It is absolutely the classic of its time, and I think it is one of the most perfect movies ever made, something that wouldn't translate to television, books, or to any other era of moviemaking. Just the premise itself is incredibly fun and original, and its execution is flawless, primarily because of Bill Murray, but also because he has such richness on the page to work with, and superb direction throughout the movie. This is one of my all-time favorite movies, because with Harold Ramis gone, there is no chance anyone could ever think up a plot so intricate but have it flow like music.
Multiplicity (1996): This movie gets no love from people that aren't probably within 2-3 years of me. I love this movie for the same reasons I love Groundhog Day, because its so intricate, but flows so well, and is the absolute perfect representation of what is so wonderful about Michael Keaton. Seeing the four sides of Michael Keaton is amazing (especially #4. "She touched my happy Steve"), but its the fact that everything in a premise so unlikely stays together and again, flows well, is a testament to the direction and writing of Ramis.
Caddyshack (1980): His directorial debut, and no one needs me to rehash how amazing this movie is. Chevy, Billy, and Rodney in their primes could make any movie pop, but again, it was Ramis (and Doug Kenney and BDM) that wrote them and the characters who say them.
Ghostbusters (1984): Another movie I don't need to sell anyone on. Makes me sad knowing all the holdups led to GB3 not being filmed before Ramis passed.
Back to School (1986): This is a Rodney movie through and through. But until the day I die, anytime I double back to check out a girl when with a group of friends, either myself or someone else will say "Honey, you're perfect".
He also wrote and/or directed Animal House, Meatballs, Stripes, and Analyze This. A true legend of comedy has died today, and even though the intelligent but heartwarming comedies Harold Ramis would make fell out of style 20 years ago, it makes me sad knowing that there is one less person alive still trying to make them.
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This paragraph on DBDC's series of raids throughout the Mushqaeda and Disorder war reveals his interesting perspective on the success of his "wars." It also is a revealing glimpse at his lack of knowledge and experience in CN politics, and perhaps reflects the words of the sycophants whispering words into his ear.
Not really. It just shows he doesn't do CN politics the way you do. I don't think anyone does actually. Correct me if I'm wrong!!!
The God Emperor's hubris and political inexperience may someday cause much heartache amongst the inexperienced upper tier nations he has been recruiting/impressing into his service in alliances like NEW and SPaTR.
Of course, poor Cuba is being manipulated by the many losers of the last war fellating him for his support
This is actually accurate. There is a whole team of [pathetic] losers actively manipulating him during regular business hours. And they're doing it all via Skype. You might not know that because skype does not match the pace of CN, but it is happening.
Overall, Tywin, I'd say you've really hit the nail on the head with this commentary. You got it all wrapped up in a ziplock bag
In a swift and just response to recent highly publicized, antagonistic attacks toward Doombird Doomcave (DBDC), its affiliates, and one of its well known leaders, Jeff Winger (CubaQuerida); Doom News Broadcasting Corporation (DNBC) is established to disseminate such misinformation spewed by individuals such as Tywin Lannister! Doom News Broadcasting Corporation is now live to provide its fellow Planet Bob human beings with honest and credible information!
To gauge Planet Bob's human beings' interest into DBDC's affairs, DNBC proudly presents you an exclusive interview between its anchorman, Dean Hershey and DBDC's leader, Jeff Winger.
Mr. Winger, I noticed in the Player Created Alliance, http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/119514-the-doombird-doomcave/, that there is a Community TV Series theme going on under that thread, do you mind elaborating why did you choose that theme for your alliance?
I was told this was a medical emergency for my dog... this has got to stop, Dean! Thank you for having me, though I’m a bit creeped out by your unblinking stare. It’s simple really, I took a look at our collection of semi-organized, underachieving nations and sat them all down after our most successful set of wars in history. I then said to them, “We’ve stopped being a rogue group no one understands. We've become something unstoppable. We have become a Community.”
How does your government operate and why does your alliance not have a forum like many other alliances do?
We are not some fascist dictatorship or a rogue state. We make all of our decisions after close consultation with Troy (Artigo) and Abed (TBRaiders), and Annie (Tayloj) always lets us know if we are acting too much like jerks. For general decisions, everyone has a voice, even Pierce (Christian Trojans). We don’t like IRC, it’s antiquated and unreliable, like Leonard. We use Skype as it is the way of the future, and we’re pioneers like that. No one has ever complained that our attack sequences were too slow.
How do you and your alliance mates feel about being under scrutiny for running your very own unorthodox method by raiding with not a low tier nation but a high tier nation? And how do/did you manage to make this method so successful, a method some people claiming to be "an exploit."
Your words not mine, Dean. Just because we do it well and make it look sexy while doing it doesn’t mean people aren’t going to try and hate us for being good at what we do. We have some of the smartest minds in the game in our alliance and there’s absolutely nothing we’re doing that everyone else hasn’t either tried to do or wanted to do. We just do it the best.
What do you think about people posting politically motivated threads targeting DBDC? Do you have a message for those people?
I’m not going to get myself all worked up because someone I barely know thinks I’m too powerful and wants to see me and my friends rendered useless or stripped of our ability to fight. Why are you looking at me like that? It’s because I said stripped isn’t it? Seriously, you can attempt to modify the game all you want, we will find a way to do it better than you and you’ll just feel even worse when you still can’t get the better of us.
For a very last question, and probably the most important question of this interview, I believe the vast majority of our audience wants to know is… how do you feel about passing Hime Themis as the number one nation in the game, an impossible feat once thought by many people?
I don’t kiss and tell you should know me by now. No one said war wasn’t profitable, it was just assumed. I do recall sensing a bit of a scowl when she passed me in the hall now that you mention it…
Thank you, Mr. Winger, for being here and taking your time to respond to my moderately difficult questions. I hope this exclusive interview with Mr. Winger has allowed human beings of Planet Bob to understand what it is like being in DBDC and its affiliates.
For a next DNBC announcement, I will personally select three questions that I deem to be valuable and appropriate from human beings of Planet Bob. Please post your bolded question underneath your response in the blog, mind that it must contain only one question and it has to be relevant to DBDC so make it count, folks!
For the entire DNBC news team, I'm Dean Hershey. And have a fabulous night.
Basically, the plotline was going to be I was pouring my soul out to a bar maiden, hence spacing of paragraphs, I was telling her a bit more in between customers, that kinda thing. anyway, any thoughts or suggestions on how to improve the story, or merely any random things I could add, feel free to let me know, high fantasy world, dragons, magic, the whole sword and sorcery thing.
My first memory was looking out of a basket when I was a year old, a woman had left me in a field, I cannot remember her face, but I knew it was my mother, an old farmer couple had taken me in upon finding me, and raised me as their own,
I was 6 I was off exploring the forest near their farm, when i was walking home I smelled smoke and ran quickly to see my new home burning, my adopted family murdered, standing there watching it burn for a moment i swore vengeance on the creature that had done this to me.
I searched the ruins of the home, only finding a short sword the old man had, My bow on my back my only other possession, I quickly learned how to live off the land, hunting and fishing to provide myself with food.
At age 10, I was forced to kill a man, i was awakened by the sound of a branch snapping as he was attempting to steal my limited possessions or something worse, I took his gold, and his weapons, more daggers and a better bow.
A few months later, I came across three wandering mages, they took me under their wing and taught me everything they knew in their twilight years, having been banished from their homeland for practicing forbidden magicks.
Learning how to summon fire was my first spell, i picked them up as quickly as you'd drink water, the power flowing through me quicker than any they had taught previously, they spoke of me in hushed whispers amongst themselves, i never could hear much since they usually spoke in the language of their kingdom, but after a few years of traveling I realized they were almost afraid of what i could do
We dealt with mercenaries on a regular basis, I became able to use magic far longer than my teachers, i understood their fear, after only a few hours of teaching they became exhausted, I could learn from all three of them and still want more, they soon realized they were unable to fulfill my needs, and sought out a Sorcerer's tower for me to have a true master to train from
Risestelth, a Master of dark sorcery was the one we ended up finding, my training intensified, each of the mages spending an hour with me, Risestelth spending another 9, and then 12 hours of food and rest, we did this for over a year, soon i was able to cast spells even my mage companions were unable to do so, without a word and with merely a flick of my fingers. Risestelth was an excellent teacher and was where I began to have an interest in the wonders magic could provide me, teaching me from his piles of rare and unique books, there I learned how to read thoughts, see through others eyes, as well as destruction on a scale you'd be unable to imagine
I had set out a word to the nearby village that had delivered our foodstuffs, and nearly 2 years after I had arrived to train, someone had finally spotted the monster that I had sought since I was a child, Risetelth understood my need for revenge and provided a final gift before I had set out, a dark red liquid, along with a book to explain how to make a more permanent version, I stored them both away and rode off to find my prey
The journey was a long one, it took me weeks to finally reach the monster's hideout, drinking the potion I felt my body changing, my muscles stretching and expanding, falling to the ground, i didnt utter a noise, unsure of how much the dragon could hear so nearby, the change happened rapidly, but by the end of it I had gained nearly 2 feet in height, my arms and legs over twice their original size, i felt power flowing through me, both magical and physical, I was only 16 when I slayed I first dragon
I searched through the beasts hoard of treasure, finding many books to aid in my quest for more. more knowledge, more strength, an insatiable quest I had set myself on. I learned how to hide my energy, becoming invisible to psychics and scryers. poisons were the same as water to my body with another book.
Unfortunately my trip was noticed by others, the magi were assassinated, left with no one, I sought revenge on those who banished his teachers originally and those responsible for their deaths, and set up a meeting with the king of that land. I was forced to disarm, they did not know my true power, looking like any other wander, they did not think to set up any protection for their King.
Upon getting close enough to the king, I let out a burst of fire from my hands, immolating the king into ash, leaving only a molten pile of gold amongst the black dust, the guards chose wisely to flee, and searching his private chambers I found a book describing the locations of dragons. Taking this and escaping with a mix of guile, luck and magic, I fled the kingdom and rode into the wilds, eventually finding a cave when he could no longer hold onto the horse
I slept for what felt like days, but I finally awoke to the sound of a branch snapping at the entrance of the cave, my eyes laid upon a woman of unimaginable beauty, flowing blonde hair, a bosom you could hide an army in, she was almost otherworldly, of course being young I did not realize the danger I was in, she came to me seeking help, but would not say from what, my teacher had prepared me well though, and maintaining eye contact i was able to discover she was not what she had seemed, a dragon in disguise she was, angry about my murder of her child
not letting on I had suspected anything, i walked towards her slowly, asking her who she is running from, what can a man like me do to help such a beautiful woman, and as i wrapped an arm around her back, my other shoved a dagger into her stomach, falling to her knees she looked up at me, her eyes pleading for life, in these last few moments i learned where her own cave was, and what wonderful treasures she was hiding inside
slitting the beasts throat I left the cave, not wishing to be there in her death throes, whistling for my horse, sir bartlby, I rode off towards the treasure I had learned of, after days and nights of riding, I walked over the mountain of gold, only interested in one thing in this den, finding the book I sought, I spent months in the cave learning and perfecting the spells inside.
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Welcome, cultured reader, to Cyber Nations newest Christian user blog; created for the entertainment and education of the people of Cyber Nations.
I am known as Malkavian, of Santa Monica, and I am a fellow citizen of Bob proclaiming the Christian faith in the tradition of Roman Catholicism; believing upon the Sancta Trinitas unus Deus (also recognized as the Holy Trinity)––God the Father; Jesus, the Savior of Mankind, Lamb of God; and the Holy Spirit.
On Sunday I am a regular attendant of the Roman Mass, and offer myself as an Altar Server in assistance to my local clergy in the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. I possess the godly gift of youth at the ripe age of twenty years, and donate my excess time to the cause of community projects and the occasional charity or goodwill organization.
And now it is with great care, but great exuberance, that I christen the sole active blog dedicated to the exchange of Catholic culture, history, and philosophy: Sanguis Christi.
The "Sanguis Christi" blog shall strive to entertain and inform our cyber audience with interesting material pertaining to many subjects. Special dedication is given to the histories of numerous civil and religious holidays; but we will also touch upon the history of the Church, Catholic cannon, and the Holy Bible itself. If God so wills, I shall do my utmost to update once per week (usually aiming for Saturday evening), though there may be occasional variation.
The "Sanguis Christi" blog is primarily a work loyal to the passion of Christendom and the Papacy of Rome, and in accordance with the customs of my local religious authority, we will observe each and every Christian holiday and feast above those of the normal secular nature endorsed by the state of Texas and the American Republic. However, the many great civil holidays with religious underpinnings will also be covered.
Famous [religious] holidays and feasts that are noticeably observed, even by the public at large, include:
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
All Saints (Hallows) Eve
Saint Valentine's Day, and
Saint Patrick's Day
In addition to most any commercially significant day with religious connotations.
Irrespective of commercial influence in more recent times, the "Sanguis Christi" blog will place dominant focus on the religious roots and character of these days, with minimal emphasis on non-religious customs which have been introduced (e.g. the wearing of green colored fabrics on Saint Patrick's Day). And one idea I hope to spread with coming articles is that these days may be enjoyed with both piety and merrymaking, taking to heart the full message of Christ embodied in each event, without necessarily having to rely upon commercial and secular influence which have perhaps diminished their original purpose.
Each session of the forum blog shall usually conclude with a normal Roman Catholic prayer and a special message for the general Christian membership of this forum. It will be sealed with the symbolism of the Chi Rho, the earliest symbol of Christ known to the Holy Mother Church. May God be in your hearts. ENTRY EDITION #1
"For But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."
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Much like the Tortoise and the Hare this story can teach CN players some good lessons.A scorpion, being a very poor swimmer, asked a turtle to carry him on his back across a river. "Are you mad?" exclaimed the turtle. "You'll sting me while I'm swimming and I'll drown."
"My dear turtle," laughed the scorpion, "if I were to sting you, you would drown and I would go down with you. Now where is the logic in that?"
"You're right!" cried the turtle. "Hop on!" The scorpion climbed aboard and halfway across the river gave the turtle a mighty sting. As they both sank to the bottom, the turtle resignedly said:
"Do you mind if I ask you something? You said there'd be no logic in your stinging me. Why did you do it?"
"It has nothing to do with logic," the drowning scorpion sadly replied. "It's just my character."
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So it appears that we have some new wonders introduced into this game.
Federal Reserve - $100,000,000 + (Nation Strength * 1,000) - Increases the number of banks that can be purchased +3. Requires Stock Market
So the first of them, the Federal Reserve. Now what I find interesting here is the price scale. It would cost me 120 million. A nation at 600 thousand NS would have to pay 700 million. I suspect this is some attempt to counter the fact that this wonder is massively massively powerful. Three banks is 21% of base income. That is quite a long way above what any other wonder effectively does. Even the Great Monument with 5 additional happiness doesn't quite cut that. For my nation it is 7x the effect at 4x the cost than a stock market.
In terms of game improvement, I don't think it will help that much. Money is not an issue in this game in my opinion, beyond the slight possibility that some people have too much of it.Most nations in the top 40% can afford this without draining a warchest though. Those it will really help are those knocked down and yet to rebuild but still with plenty of cash. I will definitely purchase this wonder as soon as the current cycle in my nation ends.
Interceptor Missile System (IMS) - $50,000,000 - Thwarts Cruise Missile Attacks, 50% of the time (removes 1 attackers CM strike chance for that day). Requires 5,000 technology and a Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Interesting one. For a nation with 5000 tech 50 million to stop 50% of CMs is definitely worthwhile. I am concerned however that this does detract from gameplay. One nice thing about CMs is that a dogpiled nation unable to launch GAs, unable to lauch air attacks, with depleted nuclear stocks can still do something to return fire. It ensures that the attacker will take some cost. Reducing that is not in my opinion a good thing. I will not buy this as I do not have that much tech.
Superior Logistical Support - $80,000,000 - Provides supplies more efficiently to your nation's military. Reduces Aircraft and Naval Maintenance Cost by -10% and Tank Maintenance Cost by -5%. Increases attacking and defending ground battle strength +10%. Requires Pentagon
For a lot of nations I suspect that the tank maintenance and aircraft costs are not their primary concern in warfare. It might make the warchest last a bit longer, but when you have a daily nuking this really doesn't matter. And at the lower levels spies are the main warchest factor, not upkeep. Overall the wonder seems to be a bit of "a little bit extra" as in opposite tone to the Federal Reserve, it is three times the cost and half the impact of the Pentagon. Probably not high on the purchase list as we are not even out of this war.
Foreign Naval Base - $200,000,000 - Allows +2 naval vessels to be purchased per day (+1 in Peace Mode) and also allows +1 naval deployment per day. Requires 20,000 infrastructure.
Even more so than the IMS, this is a big boys only wonder. Top 200 nations only. ~1/8th of the number that can buy the IMS. However it does seem to give a fairly heavy boost to that nation. Only issue might be if those nations get knocked down (as some have as little as 5000 tech) they go down with a fairly heavy naval firepower boost. But otherwise I don't see this having a massive impact as so few nations will have it.
Overall...I feel fairly meh about them. None of them I really feel is bringing anything that feels new, and in 120 days time (or 60 days and $60 time) nations will run out of them again.
EDIT: For clarification, this was written before the final version of the wonders, which are not identical to the descriptions above.
So what do you predict will happen this round?
Disclaimer; I hold no position in War Doves other than a regular member. I am clueless and nothing I say should be considered anyone else's thoughts. They would have to be insane to think like me. For example I plan on nuking Samwise this round. Fyi if you are not a member of war doves and interfere with my way of showing affection for samwise I will nuke you too.
1. I predict at some point a couple AA will gang up and hit Skaro due to last round. These Alliances may not have been hit by them but might see them as fair play after last round. Also the odds of other AA jumping in on Skaro is high.
2. I predict a "screw treaties" round.
3. Much lulz round.
4. Grudges from last round being saved until good reason is given to fulfill them.
Odds are every single prediction will be wrong because I am typing this while somewhat tipsy and tired. I have had to go.through and correct things in this entry repeatedly.
Screw grammar Nazis
Also lol @ United states
Obvious is obvious
This Week on Faux News
Monday January 27th, 2014
Lannister Unhinged?Image Courtesy DeviantArt
Author of the CN Blog Series Accuses Community of "pathetic attempts to silence free speech"
The Lannister News Network this morning issued a new report claiming that recent blog posts were made by members of the CN Community in an attempt to lower the visibility of LNN's programming. The author and founder of the Lannister News Network, Tywin Lannister, accused several members of the community of participating in a campaign against "free thought and intellectual speech" using what he defines as "blog spam" to remove his latest blog, Talking Points Memo: Farrin's PR offensive, from the list of most recent blog posts. We caught up with Mr. Lannister in #polaris on the Coldfront IRC network and sought out the basis of these radical accusations. Mr. Lannister was combative throughout the interview, and refused to answer several questions. He provided no evidence to support his claim that these recent blogs were anything other than a coincidence. Instead, Mr. Lannister provided this comment:
<Scourge> So what about these accusations you've recently made. What basis is there for them?
<Tywin_Lannister> hey I didnt start this
<Tywin_Lannister> people want to post a bunch of blog posts within 24 hours I already planned for a way around this
<Tywin_Lannister> In fact I predicted it
<Scourge> So the only evidence you have that there are people attempting to reduce viewership of LNN is the spike in blog posts?
<Tywin_Lannister> I provide analysis
<Tywin_Lannister> my analysis is that this was not coincidental
<Tywin_Lannister> can I absolutely prove it was not a coincidence? no
<Scourge> This is an important issue though, is it not? You're saying that people are deliberately trying to keep readers away from your blog, don't those accusations deserve an investigation?
<Tywin_Lannister> no, it doesnt deserve an investigation, it deserves a plan B
<Tywin_Lannister> which I already had
<Tywin_Lannister> I already predicted people would spam blog posts
<Scourge> I get it, I get it. You had a plan in place in case this happened. But what I'm trying to figure out is how you are making the claim that LNN is the target of a campaign. You're saying that all these posts where done specifically to push you out? Or just a coincidence?
<Tywin_Lannister> its quite the coincidence
<Tywin_Lannister> for months a post would be up for up to a week
<Tywin_Lannister> and in 24 hours you have a dozen new blog posts
<Tywin_Lannister> AFTER Farrin posts that thread
<Tywin_Lannister> people are smart enough to put the puzzle together for themself
<Scourge> So which ones are blatant spam attempts?
<Tywin_Lannister> So is that the strategy?
<Tywin_Lannister> trying to get me to say something egocentric sounding lol
<Scourge> I already told you Tywin, I just want to know the truth here.
<Tywin_Lannister> Well scourge considering I cannot read these peoples minds, no, I cant tell you why they did it for sure
<Scourge> I didn't ask you why they did it, I asked you to show me which blogs you are considering part of this campaign against LNN.
<Tywin_Lannister> I'm not going to descend into debating lulz tactics
<Tywin_Lannister> thats something Im above
<Scourge> So you won't answer the question?
Now, while I have my doubts as to Mr. Lannister's ability to predict the future, I'll save those for another day. When pushed as to why these recent posts were defined, in his views, as a campaign against the Lannister News Network, Mr. Lannister appeared to contradict the LNN report, instead stating:
<Tywin_Lannister> its not a plot
<Tywin_Lannister> just dumb*** lulz
We apologize to our younger viewers that we were forced to censor Mr. Lannister's comments. Faux News is committed to family friendly programming, and that language is not tolerated on our network.
We asked Mr. Lannister about the importance of having the LNN appear in the most recent blog posts, and we also asked him about alternative viewing methods. In response, Mr. Lannister accused the other blog posts of lacking in relevance:
<Tywin_Lannister> I use the blog so people can say whatever they want in the comments without the OWF rules
<Tywin_Lannister> if yall want to take that option off my table I can just poste straight to the OWF
<Tywin_Lannister> I used the blog because people whined so much about me using the OWF
<Tywin_Lannister> everyone knows people use the 5 newest blog posts to the right
<Scourge> Why don't you just repost it if that visibility is so important?
<Tywin_Lannister> because I believe in organized discourse
<Scourge> So, you can post, but if more than 5 others post then it's a campaign against LNN?
<Tywin_Lannister> posting a blog with "keeping it 100" is not adding to the community
<Tywin_Lannister> I welcome people to post relevantly
<Tywin_Lannister> this the same sht MK used to pull js
<Scourge> What do you have against more community content?
<Tywin_Lannister> Im against community garbage
<Scourge> Who are you to judge the quality of a blog?
<Scourge> Isn't that something that is open to the community to decide?
<Tywin_Lannister> cant troll a troll scourge
<Tywin_Lannister> Do you champion the lulz scourge?
<Scourge> I'm not taking either side here, I'm just trying to understand what your basis is for your accusations.
<Tywin_Lannister> yall trying to spam !@#$ is trying to keep my words from reaching the people
<Tywin_Lannister> I go toe to toe with anyone in CN gloves or no gloves
<Tywin_Lannister> the fact that Im also intellectual is something you hate on massively
We again apologize for Mr. Lannister's vulgarity in this interview.
Now, Faux News investigated Mr. Lannister's claims that recent blogs were "garbage" and "lulz", and determined that only one was even close to fitting that criteria. We caught up with the author of that blog, BringMeTheHorizon, and asked him about Mr. Lannister's radical accusations:
<Scourge> BringMeTheHorizon: Tywin Lannister has accused you of being part of a plot against "free thought and intellectual speech" in an attempt to lower the visibility of his blog. Any response to those accusations?
<BringMeTheHorizon> Well to be fair, i'm just keepin it 100, wanted to let everyone know
<BringMeTheHorizon> The other ones seem to actually have content
Now, I read Mr. Lannister's program frequently, and while I don't always agree with the content I respect his right to say it. We here at Faux News hold freedom of speech in the highest regard, and that is why we decided to investigate this issue. However, our investigation can reach no other conclusion that Mr. Lannister is simply attempting to stir up among his readers a sensation of mistrust and outright hatred towards those who LNN opposes politically. There is no evidence to support any sort of conspiracy against Mr. Lannister personally, LNN, or any of LNN's individual programs. We suspect that the influx of alternate community content simply made Mr. Lannister nervous, with the possibility that viewership to his blog would drop without the free exposure being listed in the most recent blog posts provides.
You decide! Vote in the poll and let's hear your thoughts on this issue in the comments below. Were the recent blog posts created to reduce viewership of LNN?
We leave you now with our final thought:
<Scourge> I just want the truth.
<Tywin_Lannister> then read my blog
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So a lot of people who post regularly on the OWF don't understand why OWF posting is called !@#$ posting. They just assume that is what it is, and that there is better posting out there. Why wouldn't there be? We don't post particularly well right? What is this holy grail of good posting? Where does one acquire the skill to post well? Or at least be worthy enough to judge others on what !@#$ posting is?
I think it's !@#$ posting because people don't think about what they represent when they post. In that NPO thread today, UPN goes and posts about their "Sup NG" DoW and patted each other on the back and some of their coalition mates supported them
But one of the main points of this ongoing argument was whether or not Polardox's declaration was offensive or defensive and that it was to secure their future, not for some sort of grudge or another (the talking point was a grudge against NPO). Clearly UPN was saying that they were acting on their well-publicized grudge against NG, completely nullifying every argument their side had against it not being a grudge war/rep extortion against NPO.
But then again, no one cares enough about the argument to consider what this effect it has on the coalition and noone on the other side cares enough to make it have an effect so the OWF is a cesspool and will remain so.
The rules of this test Hunger Games are simple, Each entered alliance will have a Tribute. Each Tribute's alliance will be ____ Tribute. Full aid will be acceptable in these games, so you can send as much aid as you want to the tributes. A tribute is out when I deem it beaten. A cannon will be fired by adding a link to a cannon firing in the comments of the actual game entry. The dead will be announced at 10 A.M. server time Monday-Friday.
NEW RULE: An alliance does not even have to send one of it's members to fight. I have several eager new nations ready to fight for whatever alliance wants to join, but does not want to send a tribute. Put your alliance name down if this is the case with you.
Reminder: Entering stops at 9:00 A.M. server time tomorrow. That is when I will announce out tributes. The anthem will be played followed by the announcements.
Please refrain from degrading comments to either I or the tributes. I do not want anymore of those comments calling me a guy please. If you plan on signing up, please do so by tonight to make things go smoother. I welcome Cuba, our honorary guest, to these games. Please watch them Cuba to see what works and what does not.
May the odds be ever in your favor,
I've been analyzing the war a lot, and also reading Tywin's blog's and I think he has a point about the Three big spheres,(Polarsphere, Platysphere, and Pacifica) so I thought I would make a little outline of what the core of Polarsphere is. This isn't perfect, so feel free to notify me of any mistakes that need fixing or any improvements that could be made, ( and I think that NpO has canceled at least one of these treaties but I don't know which one) Also If you haven't already, go read Tywin's blog's, They're a great analysis of the war.
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So, its no secret that CN is losing players.
We constantly see threads devoted to this with attempts to explain why, or rants from noobs about how the large nations aren't being socialist enough with their money, or ridiculous complaints about the mechanics and how they somehow don't work.
I've seen many arguments attempting to explain the decline in players. Almost all of which are assuming there's some kind of issue with the game or its community. Some people offer ridiculous solutions like rebellions against non existing foes.
I can't help but read these things and think to myself:
"If there's a problem with the community, why aren't all the new players complaining about the specific issue?"
*A) The community isn't the problem.
"If there's a problem with the mechanics, why does CN have the largest player base of all browser based nation sims (or at least the ones that involve actual playing, not just writing novels) and seem to be the only one that can actually be played as its intended because of its lack of flawed equations and mechanics?"
*A) The mechanics aren't the problem.
"If the problem lies with the fact that CN is unrealistic with limited options and 'nothing to do but pay bills and collect taxes,' as some people assume, then why has CN always had a larger player base than all the more in depth and complex nation sims?"
*A) The in depth playability isn't the problem.
"If the issue is the fact that new nations don't grow fast enough, or the rate of tech is too low, why do the vast majority of new players never complain about it?"
*A) The speed of growth isn't the problem.
In fact, I don't think there is any problem with CN. I think the game is just fine, and other than losing players, only seems to improve with time.
One thing I've noticed that makes CN superior is its staff and Admin, whome don't simply implement any suggestion into the game just because the community likes it and wants it implemented. They seem to put alot more consideration into how things will effect the game long term before adding it.
The game may be pretty simplistic and lack complex features, but maybe that is why it actually works. And despite its simplicity, all the mechanics work in perfect harmony with eachother. Almost nothing is absolutely useless or overly useful. Sure its unrealistic. Nukes are just giant CMs, the value of currency is extremely downsized, there's no option to build cities, and there seems to be a "one size fits all" building plan.
However, CN isn't supposed to be realistic. Real life sucks anyway. CN is supposed to be fun, and it is.
So then why is Planet Bob losing players?
Well, ever since I've noticed these conversations popping up on the topic, I've been trying to figure out the answer.
I think I've figured it out.
Ever since being recruited back into CN by some RL friends, I've asked nearly everyone I know to join me in CN. Even offering them millions in start up aid just to join the game.
A few of them I managed to recruit. Most of whom quit playing after a short time. A specific friend of mine who still plays CN keeps trying to recruit me into a simaler game that is a phone app. Said app is essentially a nation sim where everything happens in real time and the game play is more visually exciting.
I've since learned that many of said friends friends also play this app. So I said "Hey, if you like that game, you'd probably like CN."
So I show it to them and start explaining how it works. Some questions I seem to always get are:
"So do you actually get to see your soldiers fighting/Do you see your buildings as they're being built/Is there a map where everyone has their own specific territory that can be taken over?"
The answer to all this is no. Upon such realization, they quickly lose interest and start offering me non browser based sims and other strategy games.
I find this to be the common response from most people I can manage to attract the interest of.
In other cases, its reversed. Where they played CN and loved it, until discovering a non browser based game they enjoyed more.
I think the actual "problem" with CN is simply the fact that times change. New fads don't stay popular for long. They're ever changing. I mean, does anyone play original X Box anymore?
I don't think there are any problems with CN as a game or community.
I think the simple answer is, browser based nation sims are just a dying breed of game.