Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
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The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
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All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
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Your analysis shows only that you don't understand how to fight a war, win said war and live to fight another war. I made a statement based on my experience, throwing meaningless numbers around might appear to serve your argument but the reality is very different. I can assure you that if NADC TTK CCC and Invicta all attacked Polar and focused all their attention on Polar and ignored the counters Polar would not be in a positive situation after a short period of time. The fact that we have useful allies and NADC appears to not have useful allies, despite all their bravado when planning, is duly noted. We can assume however that if NADC was allowed to attack Polar in a bold first strike, our upper tier would have suffered significant losses. Therefore NADC is a threat to Polar. All the subsequent analysis deals only with the outcome for NADC. It is of no concern to me in my analysis that the NADC ends up being a crater because our allies aren't useless, only that they represent a danger to us. At the end of the day some people are working to win and some people are struggling to survive. Even a struggling alliance can cause long term damages to me if they have the courage to do something about it. Aurelius said he had the courage, here we are. Anything else you wish to complain about and be wrong? If this makes no sense to you, I will find it unsurprising. Hence why I am here and you are there.
He is not the only one. Aurelius has rejected all attempts at diplomacy, preferring to ban anyone who dares suggest that his current plan for dealing with Polar isn't working. The issue is Aurelius is forcing the situation to become far more than it needs to be. Ultimately all information I have received seems to point towards Aurelius being entirely comfortable watching his alliance burn completely to the ground rather than discuss possible remedies to the situation. I am a pyromaniac once I get started, I need little motivation to watch things burn, but I know EaTeMuP is an extremely reasonable man. It is a pity Aurelius doesn't consider it worth the effort to come down from his ivory tower and try open discourse with his enemies. Fear and arrogance when combined are lethal, when the arrogance reaches the level of Aurelius the options moving forward are limited to say the least. To all the members of the NADC, it is time you made a statement to the world showing you have a desire to live, to continue, because if we accept the word of your leadership, it is inevitable there wil be nothing left to save. Remembering that we are less than a week into this conflict, and the damages are already catastrophic, perhaps sooner rather than later might be a mantra worth adopting. Or not. I like fire.
I am beginning to wonder wether it is in fact disingenuous, I am now leaning a little towards dead set oblivious or something even more troubling. It would be extremely unlikely that someone could be so naive by this stage of the debate as to ignore the evidence written in their own hand. It is more likely that Aurelius and Chunky are either sociapaths, so blinded by their own arrogance in the pursuit of fame and glory, that they continue to prattle lies and try to convince people they are true OR complete morons who can not see the hand in front of their face punching it repeatedly. I am leaning towards the moronic, but we mus not discount mental disorder either. More posts of denial will show a clearer trend, so I welcome Chunk and Aurelius to provide further evidence for the diagnosis. I am not sure how I would feel if I was a No Apparent Defender to see my leadership, so obviously in the wrong, embarrassing themselves over and over. In all possible scenarios it seems that Aurelius has ruled himself unfit to continue as the man in charge. The level of failure is becoming damning at every denial. Then again they could just be the worst liars Bob has ever seen.
I am sure he would be happy to join. As for the rest, I think it is easy to see now that your alliance has renamed itself No Apparent Defense Combine, but we have to take you at face value. Your largest nations were larger than ours, you had allies in a channel planning a coalition, and you had people like ghos7 running around plotting and scheming. It seems more than coincidental when you loom at the bigger picture. You don't need to be able to win to be a threat to us. We are a peaceful alliance and any attack on us causes us damage. We are unprepared to see such damages as acceptable. We have responded in a timely fashion. Whether you are convinced or not is not the issue here, we are convinced.
To be really fair, it is probably fairly accurate in Junka's eyes. Troll not lest though be trolled. But back to the news at hand. The Sec-Gen of the NADC today confirmed that his alliance has changed their name to the No Apparent Defense Combine. All soldiers of the member nations have been ordered to lie really still to avoid detection preferably underneath a huge pile of empty rhetoric and lies. The New Polar Order, glorious defender of Blue, has responded by continuing to nuke the hapless membership back to the stone age. ''It is indeed strange to see so many No Apparent Defenders offering not even a scintilla of resistance. It is almost like they want to die. That or their leadership is the most uninspiring and clueless since Charles V.'' - spokesman for the New Polar Order
I am always reasonable. Here is the issue I have right now though. Aurelius sprouts pure lies and fabrications when he says Polar was going to manufacture any excuse to attack the NADC. This is patently false, I have not held the NADC in my sights nor has EaTeM, the matter was closed, sealed and completely done with once the NADC moved themselves off Blue. To suggest we wanted to flog a dead horse is ridiculous. During the last conflict the NADC avoided attacking us and likewise we didn't involve ourselves at all in their theater of war. This was not because we lacked the opportunity to do what ever we pleased but rather we lacked any motivations to do so. Honestly Bern had made contact with our alliance and from all the reports I had received was making genuine conciliatory overtures towards us. We were extremely happy to see that the NADC had moved on, as had we. Whilst I understand and concede that the move off Blue was indeed humiliating for the NADC, it was a term they accepted without hesitation at the time the peace was brokered. I can not penetrate the NADC mindset but it seemed to reflect the fact that the NADC had accepted its fate and decided to move away from a collision course with Polar in the future. I understood the acceptance of the term as a desire to remove all obstacles to a peaceful existence. Polar leadership was happy with that position. So far from needing to manufacture an excuse to destroy the NADC, Polar was happy to receive diplomatic overtures to prevent any further conflict. Imagine our disgust when we read the screenshots of the campaign of the new Sec-Gen. A man so bitter and twisted by his own fragile ego that he insisted on undoing all the work done by his predecessors to fuel a populist agenda. Imagine a man so full of himself that he publicly declared he was the man with the vision to defeat Polar, ''rally around me chaps'' he cried, ''our blood is blue and we will spill it to defeat the imposter Polar''. Beating his drum and chanting his mantra he misled his alliance, like so many before him. Today his ego remains intact, his posts are evidence of a man unprepared to accept responsibility for the carnage at his doorstep. Imagine a man, who arrogantly declares ''I am not an e-lawyer, I am a lawyer" whilst whipping his e-peenie out to impress the masses (only to find that it only looked like an e-peenie but smaller), a man for whom the detail of language and the law are a daily grind, making such fundamental mistakes in his vocabulary. It is almost unbelievable that someone could hope to convince anyone including himself of the alternate meaning of his stated campaign without being high on the smell of his own flatulence. Aurelius, the time to be truthful is here. You are either lying in an attempt to deflect blame from yourself or you are so woefully incompetent both as a leader and as a lawyer that you consider immediately resigning both positions and looking for work in your nation in a fast food outlet flipping burgers. So which is it mate, liar or moron, because there is no other possibility.
I agree. I am a giant piece of something or other. I was thinking marshmallow. Now onto the second point, perhaps you are confused by somethings that we need to clear up. No one has backed me at all, I am the proverbial no one when it comes to getting backing from anyone. No one in their right mind would back me. Fortunately that is in fact not what occurred here. I know it is easy to rage against the machine but sometimes a little fact checking is required. Grub is Emperor of Polar - NO (once was a long time ago) Grub had plan to destroy NADC - NO (been there done that) Grub declared war - NO (Has done so in the past but no on this occasion) Grub demanded Oculus follow him personally into battle - NO (Oculus goes where it wants to and needs no help from a broken down minion like Grub) Grub was minding his own business and just happened to be in an alliance that went to war with a solid CB against an alliance that no only planned to directly infringe of Polar's peace and harmony but did so in writing- YES (NADC went full retard and got caught) Grub is an evil evil man and deserves to be punished for his existence - YES, OH YES, OH YES. (you know you want a piece of me, don't let the world end without taking your shot) magicninja will sit on the sidelines and do sweet $%&@ all like always - YES (you are not capable of doing anything to anyone) magicninja should go back to sitting quietly on the sidelines while alliances far superior to his go about making Bob all it can be - YES.
So cutting Aurelius, except perhaps you missed the point entirely. That does of course happen when you are so focused on your own power and entitlement that you misunderstand the common folk. Have you resigned yet and allowed someone less determined to see their alliance in flames take over? Have you come to grips with the fact that your FA position which seemed so awesome and powerful when you were promoting it was, in fact, just some jingoistic horse!@#$ well beyond your apparent capability. I guess it is my fault, I prod and I poke, hoping that someone learns from their previous experiences and improves their plan, improves their capabilities, improves their actual tenacity. Instead I continue to overestimate my enemy, I give them credit where none at all is due. Your alliance is pathetic to the core, its leadership bankrupt of intelligent thought and its membership lolls around neither promoting economic prosperity nor military might. To be honest I am a little embarrassed that I missed the mark by so much, I am more embarrassed for you however. A decade plus has taught you absolutely nothing at all. You are as clueless today as you were in 2007, both individually and collectively.
Indeed comrade, however it is customary to hug those pixels just a little lest they be quickly and efficiently stripped away. Considering your alliance actually enshrined the word Defense I am not entirely sure you understand what it means. I can therefore extrapolate the data to suggest you have no idea what you have done and where it is leading you?
There is a limit on how many threads can be about SNX at a single time. This is not the place to squabble with Invicta about something totally unconnected to this matter. The world has had enough. Take your retarded micro drama and shelve it for a while please. The next time I see you or Junka posting in this thread that includes the terms iSX, SNX, producerism or anything else I deem self-serving I will cancel your treaty and attack you almost simultaneously. I trust we are extremely clear. On behalf of the entire world, enough is enough.