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    I'd like to point out as an outspoken member even if you're not the leader, you're the leader. If I were not RIA government whatever I post would still be taken as RIA policy, as it likely would regardless of my alliance affiliation unless I were to end up in an Oculus alliance or something. Price of fame, or infamy.
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    Dajabo Maybe we can clear something up that seems to elude you people. I do not and never have "run" OBR . I serve at the discretion of the Knights Council, they are men and women who direct our actions, they have chosen when and how we get involved.My nation was merely a tool for their use. Our standard has always been the same, we have fought rogues and raiders when asked and supported our allies when they were attacked unbidden. The line about us bringing it on ourselves is like most of the trash littered here utter garbage. Yes we could have been "heros" however unlike you children we never felt the need to play to the crowd. We have always kept our word, quietly supported those picked upon and lived as we believed was right. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. The politics were your little game, that we chose to be less involved is your problem. Now as the children take over with a desire to break things you pathetic little antics have had even less "impact" than ours. So thank you for caring so much that you took your time and pontificate uselessly like all the others. How special you are. Dame Hime Themis
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    I have watched this thread with huge interest. Unlike most of the people here I don't enjoy watching neutrals get hit and I certainly have no desire to mock or insult anyone. That said, Hime you really have bought this on yourselves. In the years I have been here we've pretty much all had a turn being pounded and out numbered. Sometimes we deserved it and sometimes we didn't. The thing is people like OBR could have stepped in so many times and changed the course of history. So many times you could have been hero's instead of pixel huggers. Now it's your turn and all the people you helped are lining up to help you...
  7. Strongest Alliance award

    You cant stop nations from joining period, thats bad. No way should you do that. Seniority as a qualifier is good, but this whole award is bad anyways and needs to be removed. The "top two nation" at the end round is bad for who from the AA wins it too. Should be canned. Average NS is a Good award for rewarding Economic Growth but similarly finishing NS as it was before is bad to decide who wins it from the AA . Incentives saving money for the very end.. There are better awards. We have had Infra destroyed, theres tech destroyed too, land, . Lots of things that can be used, and changed regularly. However whatever the 2 nation qualifier is needs to be something other than finishing NS. I also think at least some individual awards should be changed from rewarding building tons of cash for a late game push, and moved towards damage output and things like that. Over a whole round instead of the BIGGEST war etc. Most destructive war and Most bills are pretty silly awards. And you could even argue Peak NS and Land just reward hoarding 500 600 million dollars at this level of starting cash. But some would probably argue we should keep some "money" awards. Rewarding solid building collecting and fighting throughout the entire round is what we should do to incentivize all members who are active and fighting and building a solid nation. Its pretty simple to use Infra, Tech, Land, Soldiers, Tanks, Navy anything. And tally it up over a round. Although something will have to be done about the numbers dropping off when opponents nations delete. Maybe its not that big a deal.
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    Yep, I stand corrected on FAN. For some reason I thought they disbanded relatively recently. Meh, I'll get over it. This is why I'm semi-perma-retired.
  9. Strongest Alliance award

    This helps as a deterrent but what is to stop an alliance from creating nations to pad stats as early as the start of the round but not contribute anything and wait to be used to increase score, they can shift them between member and applicant without resetting seniority. The avg NS will mean some alliances will drop everyone except their 10 highest avg ns temporarily to log a record avg, but not every alliance will drop their members. I always assumed this was one of the reasons why admin scrapped it. There shouldn't be any need to remove the current "Strongest Alliance" award if the UN ceased to use these immoral and unsportsmanlike tactics like mass creating new nations for the sole purpose of increasing an alliances score, the UN should be stripped and fair play rules implemented with future breaches punished accordingly. This award has been around for multiple rounds but should everyone be punished for the UN's greed for more flags? Moderation needs to intervene and decide what needs to happen but the easiest solution is to remove the award though this is unfair to every other alliance in the game that united under the one banner and stood in solidarity against the UN's dirty tactics.
  10. See here: http://www.cybernations.net/invite_friends.asp#banners0 It says "Please Update Your Account To Enable 3rd Party Hosting".
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    Uh we have never cared about staggering under 100k ns. Want to know why? Take a guess.
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    Addenum: Just read the 10 member minimim requirement. Either or would work fine in that case
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    Reintroducing the highest average NS award does play a fun factor but what limits would be set there? Can a single nation with 45K NS jump into its own one man alliance and get the award as he technically has the highest average, despite only having 1 member? Anything involving a score would be open to score manipulation and not much can prevent it. I'd say a seniority limit would help with the existing award. We wouldn't have to get rid of the award entirely, and just setting a seniority limit would prevent 1) multiple new nations joining to boost score 2) alliances merging to boost score It seems like the most agreeable term
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    10 years of donations
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    How will you ever recover from such devastating damages?
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    Given Audustum did a grant total of 258 damage combined to his three attackers, this was clearly the turning point of the war when we allowed him to escape and fight another day. Umbrella will remember 11/18/2017 12:11:03 AM as the exact moment when it all started to go wrong.
  17. My nation is now 4000 days old.

    You shoulda joined NG back when you had the chance. Slim did finally
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    Do try and keep up. I have not trolled or flamed your pathetic excuse for an alliance because I do not care about it. When I say OBR spent years doing nothing that is simply a fact. When I say the only thing worse than OBRs fighting skills is its public relations that is not a flame that is a fact. You all chose the fight like you got your war advice from Sparta and you PR advice from that nitwit from in SNX. None of this is a troll, a flame or an attack it is simply fact. If you ever do anything but, lose and cry about it perhaps you will be worthy or being trolled. As of right now all OBR has accomplished is going from being irrelevant to being irrelevant and annoying. So go crawl back under whatever rock and you other one have been hiding under and try and come back with something worth trolling. I await your next dim witted attempt with all the apathy it deserves.
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    I like the idea of reintroducing this award in the place of strongest aa, then.
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    I think after two of TPC's made an alliance to win the award, admin made it where you had to have 10 members. 10 is the minimum requirement for the strongest alliance award currently.
  21. Strongest Alliance award

    I think (2) is a better option than (1). So, if the award became the top two nations in the alliance with ANS, would there also need to be a minimum number of nations in the alliance? If I recall correctly, an alliance put all it's members but the top 5 on pending in order to win that award in a previous round.
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    The only thing I heard of someone suggesting to change this award to stop what happened yesterday is: 1. Turn off the ability to create new nations say in the last week to a month before TE ends. As these are 100 day rounds, even a month doesn't sound too bad considering anybody who creates 30 days before TE ends is going to be a severe disadvantage due to lack of wonders. 2. Keep the ability of creating nations, but only count those who have more than a certain seniority. I believe an award used to be "Top 2 nations in the alliance with the highest avg. NS" so on the last day a couple big nations would make an alliance to snipe the award last minute. Setting a mandatory seniority that an alliance member must have before they contribute to alliance score would've stopped everything that happened yesterday on both sides. A different award I'd like to see in place of strongest alliance is a return of the alliance with the highest avg NS award as mentioned above. As I said previously, alliance score is so easily manipulated by member count, that the strongest alliance award almost always goes to the alliance with more members. The fact that the alliance that won last night, was the one who accepted nations that were 0 days old should prove that. Alliances base their war targets all round based on avg NS, so to me, it's the fairest and best way to show who had the best members, pound for pound. But as I stated above, include alliance seniority as a factor.
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  24. Declaration of War on GPA

    It's not that difficult. -250 is around 500-600NS. Or was a couple months ago. Might've changed. Just gotta wreck your !@#$, declare, then buy back up. To answer your question, though; probably not.
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    You mean back in 2009, when every alliance worth a damn could boast high membership activity? Yes. How dreadful for Umbrella that after eight years most no longer give a rat's ass to hit a guy with a lousy 15k tech when there are at least eight more ahead of you with far more tangible levels to take out. The concept of allowing your escape is just completely mind-boggling.
  26. Foreign aid requests

    Hi everyone, I'd like to request 3mil in aid, I'm about $750,000 short on my bills and I pretty much need to overhaul my improvements newb mistakes, but I've found a guide to help, I just have no idea how to overcome this debt. Any suggestions on that would be greatly appreciated as well. nation link: TheHappyClowns http://www.cybernations.net/nation_drill_display.asp?Nation_ID=608480 Much thanks, -T.H.C
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