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  1. Tax collection and Tech deals are the ways to make money. War is generally not profitable, and is generally an alliance affair. What you can do just as importantly is to build your nation effectively. - More infrastructure = more taxes. - Good improvement management, including swapping, is a skill [first want the foreign ministry and harbor, and then good factory/bank/stadium mix]. - Completing trades for miscellaneous benefits. - Best practice Tech dealing Finally, as you grow reducing your bills becomes a considerably paying skill. Learning how to perform what an "infrastructure jump" or "sled" is the major technique used for growing nations. One only pays bills for 20 days, then buys infrastructure [to a number ending 999 ideally] and collects for the period. Someone playing for 2 years could have a billion, however mileage will vary with war costs, skillful building, and bill management. Money is used for war expenditure once you've got all the wonders. Even players sitting at the top have to save a good amount as a war deterrent rather than wasting for growth.
  2. Hello, I recall the in-statement of a 50% discount for re-buying lost infrastructure, around the time the EMP wonder was introduced. In looking at the moment, I am not receiving this discount. Would anybody know whether my recall is this reality? Any record on the matter? I've not yet had advantage of it myself.
  3. I do not think such attempt, as you were, is truly possible. The principled are precisely anti-materialist, even Poison clan with 'friends over pixels' gets it. A synthesis that favors the materialist argument is wrong by definition. The debate of moral begins with principle. Material realism on the other hand is an argument that could hold, for example: rationed equality, tech market, so on. It is the love of war, not of "tech raided" that shapes a certain side of the raid debate. Moralists oppose it strictly because it is a material gain and perceived bullying carried from a power imbalance and visited upon the justly unprepared, just as the honest and blind, a moralist is bearing disadvantage - which is why anti-moralists are a crime of the faith. The real accusation is that you can only control your own alliance right. Goons and similar monstrosities are the particular examples that arose the whole debacle. I think this only became a concept when NpO attacked M, and the slurry started a drive to draw any attention from the decrepit communities they truly were. Funny from such war lovers, when even a moralist hates a war deserter. An aside: Economics are best done in peace. Tech raiders really want more destruction, and I'm happy to give them that war. There is a seeming demand from the power hierarchy that moralists would hold conviction silent while hordes of bought infidel are sent bearing their truly pathetic 'war boner' or their allies won't like them anymore :*( It is the saddest of humiliation, literally a sea of tears. Wellspring of grief. People decided they really hated being handed justice, and more than anything a losing war from the high of hand. Thereafter any morality became their enemy, for it might accuse their !@#$, and furthermore see my opening post previous. The realpolitiker [see stat hugger] saw this states of affair and recruited the whole array of these pathetic peoples so they could keep any viable and god forbid legitimate competition done, selling a real fancy mirage of a car to do so, but usually reducing to blackmail. The lie of the whole was soon revealed when the convenient suckling horde was prevented from powers ascent and soon became the despised of all. Realpolitikers still love their stats because they are otherwise humiliated, and would still recruit any slime they can have to ensure the moral will never threaten their debased community.
  4. Wherein there is not recourse for the Moralist but in arms, it is his sacred and definite duty to have them at use. Sometimes we just need to coax ourselves to thrash those deserving, wherein no other satisfaction may be found. Beating people for a reason can be real fulfillment, one usually needs a reason for legitimacy. The true moralist rarely reveals any reason to the despoiler of our ration. The only thing I drew from here above was despite calling moralist arguments illegitmate [because it disgusts you they might come from the strong], moralists are still better than that trash in Mushqaeda. Ostensibly because they're rogue. The Moralists have truly won, thank Grace and Good, with the departure of the sociopaths your power-starved structure sucked upon. The Moralists, who have the proudest of traditions in opposing MK and those climbing upon degenerates ever worsening, have an eternal source of legitimate disdain for certain others and even better the deepest satisfaction in the languished and underwhelmed retirement of such force - better even than to hang them ourself. We remain and retain the better of your tired yet MK supporter line, as though an actual moralist would admit anything from such dirt. The enablers and sometimes worse than that, are today showing up their due in the right fashion: Sparta thrashed for the machination of sucking during the moment MHA attacks an innocent. These are the true champions of anti-moralism, and just possibly as concurrently stupid at the politic of the real.
  5. I haven't read the previous comments. While appreciating analytical intellectual tradition and much of your unrelated statement, I no less firmly hold that roguery is legitimate form of a nation's self-determination, and senators are not responsible. A policy of sanctioning belies subservience to foreign wishes as a curried form of legitimacy, and instates alliances - even the unelected - foothold into control of the senate. Regarding sanctions, serial naught-but-grievers should be aggrieved. It would be better sanctioning Methrage himself for wonder dropping than any of the theoretical rogues you work up about [were the war truly illegitimate]. As such I'm not convinced of your agenda masquerading under victory, regardless of the greater desire to consolidate. In a degenerate political clime, the noble rogue is a figure to sculpt.
  6. &lat=46&lon=-45 (72.3% likely to be the hotspot) Returned 99 percent
  7. This should be OK. Let me see about stopping a resource conflict.
  8. one place remaining
  9. Hello, Please reply in this thread or message me in game - Ruler: oldself. We will need to be formally aware you are joining. Once confirmed ensure to be set to Blue team before trading and to trade exclusively within the circle. For everyone's flexibility do not change resources until accepted into trades, it is highly desired you can change resources as required immediately or within a couple of days only. You will be informed exactly what resources to be after trading, to avoid any unfortunate overlaps. If you are unable to change for a long time (eg. over a week to a month), provided you have resources within the below it is possible we can shift others to work with you. Finally, I recommend you to be a part of a protected alliance. This saves everyone, and you, instability and strife from a whimsical war. Long term this will be necessitated. Uranium, Gold - Astron: http://www.cybernations.net/nation_drill_display.asp?Nation_ID=369840 Water, Rubber - KingTom: http://www.cybernations.net/nation_drill_display.asp?Nation_ID=39465 Iron, Wheat [REQUIRED]: # Lumber, Coal - AmeerMuib: http://www.cybernations.net/nation_drill_display.asp?Nation_ID=596807 Oil, Lead - Xernak: http://www.cybernations.net/nation_drill_display.asp?Nation_ID=595675 Aluminum, Marble - [REQUIRED]: #
  10. Without going too far back. The sanctions that caused this could be pretty aggravating. A tech raid might be considered rogue in some book, I just about consider raiders a rogue on their home alliance. However, it's kind of like throwing the word terrorist at everything in a war simulator. I think it's sufficient to simply show you will defend your members without opportunistically ripping apart some infant with your pack. The only time there's been historical agreement on "ethical" sanction is for an actual nuke rogue. Anything less is political pandering, because we have long agreed to uphold the right to trade and damaging trade rings is bad. However, now that anyone can change to have their own Uranium it's kind of moot, why sanction at all? And so we have that sanctioning is not even much of a nuke buster anymore, not that I think it even matters in this free-fire age where everyone nukes first anyway. It's cheap political favor and therein it is honestly better to fight your own war. They're so distasteful few intra-colour wars have ever occurred just to preclude the possibility. I'm not solely in the no sanctions ever camp. Nonetheless, expectation that people should sanction even for convention or thereon every scrimmage is wearing thin in my book, if only we would have kicked that about-faced convention wherein the politically connected seek an excuse to scratch eachother's back and not fight their own war (procedure 1: ask for a sanction). Sanctions are a pretty low political tool, that rose to prominence to suit a toothless global order after we survived the terror of nuclear freefall. The ease with which they are performed is sick and we should probably move to ban sanctions. They're basically worse than any rogue: it's pretty desperate in this age to be PZI'ing someone you don't know and saying they're not welcome on your team for some "fairweather ally" who should otherwise fight the wars god has bestowed. Edit: Congratulations on your 2 million. Good luck resolving the war, I think you're about right to challenge the demand of the politically ensconced. I would consider muzzling your one day old alliance war chief for the sake of your job.
  11.                                      NATO - Doom Kingdom ODoAP       NATO and Doom Kingdom, the signatories, agree to the following clauses in the spirit of cooperation.   The signatories uphold and respect the sovereignty and welfare of each other. They will share information pertinent to the security of either.   Should a signatory come under or launch an attack, the other reserves the right to join hostilities in support.   This agreement can be cancelled with 72 hours notice.       /s/   For Doom Kingdom   Hapapants, Doomfather Gh0s7, Doomanager WhiteChocolate, Doombassador Xavier Renegade Angel, Doomarshall Banned, Doomerchant Stonewall, Harbinger of Doom   Addaff, Doom Councilor High Chancellor Liq, Doom Councilor Supreme Emperor Daeg, Doom Councilor Caliph, Doom Councilor Mitch, Doom Councilor   For NATO   Tsayka, Secretary General asapilu, Secretary of Defense SteelersFan, Secretary of Enlistment Landon Esser, Secretary of Commerce Oldself, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Tommyknocker2121, Chief Justice
  12. A 2 party agreement doesn't decide when a tech deal does or doesn't violate a third party, the neutrality of tech deals has rationally established tenets. Guile won't protect your tech agreement, so why not sign a military treaty with DT?
  13. You can't have a private deal trump the law of the land.   FARK's doing well to educate young alliances.
  14. Personal trainer courses, protein formulae.   Body builders will be just that.
  15. What acts on the brain? Something higher preferrably.