I'd like to take the opportunity to announce the additions of Xena of Amphipolis, Elend, Que Sera Sera, and Lucius Cornelius Sulla to the moderation team. Over the years they've demonstrated themselves to be solid players of commendable judgement and character. It is our belief they will excel in serving the community now as members of the staff. We're pleased to have them with us.
Link to OWF announcement: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/127400-forum-image-contest-prizes-to-be-won/
The moderation team is needing an update in the images used for the forum groups.
Here are the current images in use by the moderation team:
For the new images we need them for the following positions with special instructions notated.
Admin (color = dark blue similar to tag above)
Head Mod (color = navy blue similar to tag above)
Staff Advisor (color = navy blue similar to tag above)
Senior Forum Mod (color = navy blue similar to tag above)
Senior Game Mod (color = navy blue similar to tag above)
Global Forum Mod (dark green)
Forum Mod (lighter green than Global)
Standard Game Mod (color = light blue)
Tournament Game Mod (color similar to red of TE edition)
This contest will last for ten days. The winner of the contest will receive 3 $30 donations awarded in-game or a forum pip (like the sanctioned alliance ones).
Thanks for your submissions in advance and good luck!
Moderation Team Blog
For suggestions that have reached enough discussion time, I have posted and from here on out moderation will post the following in each thread:
Please fill out the following form. Once filled out it will be submitted for review by admin.
View in support will be written typically by the OP. Be specific. No Politicization.
View in opposition will be written by one of the detractors of the suggestion. Be specific. No politicization.
Once this is completed this snippet will be posted up in this pinned thread. Once there are enough suggestions (around 5) for admin to review and they will be notated as either Denied or Under Review.
Once that form is filled out then it will be posted up in the pinned thread and then admin will take a look and decisions will be made as to whether they are Denied or Under Review.
I have hit some of the current threads have been at discussed at least 3-4 weeks now and older. If you have a suggestion that is in that section you think still is valid, please post in that thread and I will post the form for you to fill out.
It will be up to those who disagree with a suggestion to pick one of the persons to write up the opposition view point on that suggestion.
I hope this will help.
After review and feedback there is now a moderator in charge of summarizing suggestion threads and posting them up in the pinned thread in the Suggestion Forum: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/127397-suggestions-ready-for-review/
Moderation Team Blog
Welcome to the first entry in the moderation team blog!
This blog will be used for announcements and other topics between moderation and the forum members.
There are some exciting things being done with the moderation team and we look forward to sharing those with all of you.
There is a review of the current moderation structure taking place and the new structure will be announced within weeks. Along with the restructuring, there will be the need for new graphics made for the images for each moderation rank. There will be a contest announced in the Open World Forum about this contest and the chance to win a prize for the best images that is chosen from among all of the entries submitted.
Other changes that have taken place include the changing of the moderation reporting area to being made where only the players reporting and the moderation staff can see each player's individual report. This change was necessary to encourage
those who report things not to feel like they are harassed by other players for reporting possible violations, but also it will curb the desire of yet others who choose to report things out of a motivation to try to take out political opponents or even just to curb players that report things for the sake of the attention.
We are here to help maintain a civil playing field yet encourage an atmosphere that will allow players to enjoy the game in their roles as nation leaders, alliance leaders and members.
If there are any ways in which we can improve the forum experience please feel free to post in the Moderation Forum and those entries that are of merit will be approved for discussion.
If you need anything feel free to message me or any moderation staff.
So what's the deal with the logo changes in Cyber Nations? Well I was fiddling around with an image editor this weekend and I liked some of the effects that it was capable of producing. The biggest thing (for me) is that I was able to pretty closely replicate the current logo and save it as a true transparent image. The old CN logo was designed by a player way back in early 2006 but he sent it to me as a jpg image with a white background and so I've always had trouble putting it in front of anything other than a white background. I've tried in the past (and had other people attempt as well) to convert it to an actual transparent image but it always looked pixelated and crummy. I know the new logo will take some getting use to, but it will give me more design options so I'm going to stick with it, unless of course someone else offers up something truly amazing.
So, without further ado, a brief history of the Cyber Nations logos:
The very first Cyber Nations logo. I made it in 2005 and we used it for a couple of weeks before the next logo was offered up.
This was the Cyber Nations logo that everyone is familiar with. It's been with us for over 8 years.
The new logo. I embossed the letters a bit more, made the colors match the game interface a little better, and I got rid of the :: and :: before and after the words. Not sure what those :: were all about in the first place. I kind of like the cleaner appearance without them. I hope you like it.
To determine a persons true looks one should look for personal descriptions. Often on the first page of biographies. Most thinking and educated persons know a painter is paid to make his clients look good, so we need more sources to confirm a persons look.
In 1848 during the FINAL REVOLUTIONS OR SPRINGTIME OF HUMANITY the French THIRD ESTATE were given political rights. They numbered now 97 percent of the population, and the first order of business was to have all old master portraits, already priceless: RESTORED. The claim was that the paint had DARKENED, the figures looked DARK.
bECAUSE i RECKON THEY WERE dark AND PERSONAL descriptions TESTIFY TO THIS FACT.
BEHOLD THE MISSING LINK IN HISTORIOGRAPHY......
THE THIRD ESTATE were the pink people of Europe, numbered 97 percent and were civilised and christianised by the nice and VERY christian BLACKS? who were the first Europeans and come from AFRICA.
sO A TRUE RESEARCHER ARMED WITH THIS INFORMATION WILL PUT ON HIS TWEED CAP AND GO TO A MUSEUM TO PEER AT THE PORTRAITS AND ASK QUESTION. tHEY KEEP A LOG OF EVERY PAINTING AND ALL LOGS MENTION 1848 as the earliest restoration. But claim not to know what was done, to correct the darkening of the paint.
They over painted the hell out of the portraits to hide that pinks were immigrants in Europe since 3000 BC, and were considered pariahs. In this way the pinks were given a history, and believed they were superior to others.
According to a Wikipedia article about THE FINAL REVOLUTIONS and THE SPRINGTIME OF HUMANITY, in 1848 the 97 percent majority in all of Europe were given political rights and men were given universal suffrage. I believe this 97 percent majority were the pink Europeans. The 3 percent minority were the nobility and the bourgeoisie. They were descendents of the founders of Europe, who came from North Africa after the ice had melted 45.000 years ago. The pinks came around 3000 BC from Central Asia, and were never considered true Europeans; and were not given citizenschip by the Greek elite. They were the BARBARIANS, PARIAHS AND PLEBS OF EUROPE TILL 1848.
In 1848 they were allowed to vote and voted revolutioniry governments in power. Those decided that all portraits of the ancien regime, the brown and black masters, had DARKENED and were in need of a RESTORATION. So, they over painted the hell out of them and the figures emerged as pink people.
1 So this is why it seems there are no Black inventors because they were turned pink, and you can still see this if you see these paintings. Its like a black person wearing pink or beige make up.
2 There were engravings made from these portraits as soona sthey were made for reproduction and sale and these negravings still show the black complexion.
3 many of these persons who became famous have biographies and on the first page is written how they looked and they are all described as brown and black of complexion. Washington was of a mulatto complexion. He was not pink.
4 Many pink people do not know that if a black family marries pinks over four generations, they will be all pink, but still have the name of the black ancestors. I wonder if any of you actually spoke to a BLACK person ever.
Hereby I answered the serious questions in my first thread that is closed.
I suggest the true students of history read this article to understand what I am talking about. All knowledge is acquired and none of you was around in 1848 to know if the masters were pink of Blacks. I attempt a reconstruction based on not portraits alone.
ANTHONIE VAN LEEUWENHOEK WAS A BLACK NEGRO AND INVENTED THE MICROSCOPE.
hE WAS A CITIZEN OF DELFT AND SOLD WOOLLEN CLOTH FOR A LIVING. NOT A SLAVE BUT A MASTER
History as you have been taught and known it is mostly lies. On the surfaces, dates and major events are truth but THE REASONS they occured are not whay you thihnk. Why has this elaborate shroud been thrown over our eyes? That is what this blog intends to discover. Join me in my resaerch as I delve into the deep questions of history and we try to solve them, and maybe one day determine just who is reposonbible for the poor state of history education. (Hint: the educators themselves were miseducated)
We study history to learn, and improve, ourselves, and our alliances, and the cybververse. In our studies we have always noticed that the NPO inflicts the cruelest, most inhumane punishments on its conqured foes.
What iare these punishments you ask? It is simple. Most aliances, having declared their victory, simply ask for reparations. The most honorable alliances (such as those of the CoaLUEtion) ask only for an apology and peace to the turmoil. But no, glory hogs such as the NPO and their lackeys have to drag defeated alliances and countries through the mud for months and even eyars on end. Unconcianable reparations are demanded, to include cash and even tech!
But these atrocities do not stop there. No, the NPO has to install a "viceroy" (an evil dog sicced at the defeated alliance, like a brokena nd defeated man who is to then be ripped to shreds by his victorious opponent). Waht is the function of this facetious demon you ask. It is to go OFF SITE, in a CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF SERVIC, and install himself as the DCITATOR of the defeated alliances' forums. He then takse complete controlo f tthis alliance (for however long the NPO decides, the victim has no right to negotiate here) and effectively runs it into the dir tby forbidding new recruits and enforcing ridiculous repayments to the NPO.
These villians also took care to post the REAL LIFE video of a gentleman who was also wronged by the NPO. This is the lowest of th elow that has been sunken to, by Pacifica, or any other:
So I ask you, at what point do the atrocities stop? Can we really sit by while innocent players have their personal information and images plastered everywhere for the NPO's entertainment?
This is how NPO amassed their vast fortune. So do not look to them with admiration, look to them in horror as you ralize that their #1 position comes from fighting unfairly (using spies) and by completely ravaging defeated alliances. What is astonishing is that these acts are permitted to continue. When will the cybververse learn its lesson????
(Disclaimer: this speech was made after consuming a few beers, and if an alliance leader doesn't occasionally drink beer while playing CN, they are failing at life)
((This speech is dedicated to Dajobo, who I found to be an inspiring leader and a great friend ever since I returned to CN in 2013. He is currently in the hospital and I ask that all others share my prayers for his swift healing. He has a warriors heart and I have no doubt that he will defeat his ailments in short order.))
As the Imperium enters the first month of revolution, the signs of our rejuvenation are clear to all Nations. In less than a month our aid slot usage has surpassed the goals of our 5 month plan, and, being purged of parasites, SNX is experiencing an economic miracle. Although I made some speeches and cool looking pictures, this miracle is not due to myself but to the countless nations in SNX and abroad followed the Way and contributed to our final victory.
This struggle began back in 2014 with the foundation of the Revolutionary Order Party. At the time I had been cast out of the Hand of the King position in House Baratheon; destitute and homeless, I created the Party to advance the ideals I believed in: the rising of the producer class and the return of Order to cybernations. Eventually, LoSS accepted me as a member, and my ideals became incorporated into the reconstituted SHADOWS unit.
As commander of the SHADOWS unit in LoSS, I pushed for raid-recruitment and the concentration of the most valuable alliance members into a military meritocracy. I rewrote the constitution of LoSS to reflect the principles I had condensed in the Revolutionary Order Party, and we prepared for our transition into the new Supernova X alliance.
Unfortunately, as a non-government member of LoSS I had no part in the writing of the Supernova X charter... however, due to my services in LoSS I was appointed a founding Senator of the post-merger alliance. My appointment came under immediate fire of reactionaries across the world who feared my vision for the alliance. I suspect many, in mocking me, in reality feared my vision for Supernova X, and were not willing to sacrifice their "ideals" of democracy and divided government to advance the Imperium.
As SNX Senator, I became close to Polar, especially Emperor Dajobo, and found myself appreciating his rare sense of honor and kindness in a cold and exploitative world. It shouldn't be a surprise therefore that I was in almost-daily communication with him, seeking to align SNX with the New Polar Order. When I was later expelled unjustly by the corrupt court of SNX, he vouched for me and brought me into Polar at great personal political expense.
Now, previously in CN I had learned from individuals like Ivan Moldavi and Vladimir regarding leadership ideals... Ivan stressed things like discipline, while Vladimir had stressed ideology. Dajobo stressed caring for ones members, and it impressed me how far Dajobo went in ensuring all his members were care for and heard from. He later confided in me that he picked this up from Emperor Electron Sponge, but I do think it was a character quality, and it is one I try to emulate to this day... not just looking at the organization as a unit, but helping every member to achieve this potential. I was lucky to have these leaders "show me the way" in discipline, ideology and caring over the years before returning to SNX in July.
In any case, over the months as I predicted it would, SNX degenerated until I finally returned in July at the prompting of several senior members, and I arrived in a disorganized Imperium robbed by many months of corruption and manipulation on the part of the close circle of corrupt officials. Several members, including Edward Graceford who would eventually become my second in command, opposed my return, stirred up by the malice of Masterchief777.
However, when I moved out the duplicitous acts of the former government, including secret charter changes, to the full view of the membership, popular opinion swiftly changed to support my revolution. It was at this point that many members who had opposed me now fully supported this revolution. It was also at this point that the "raids" began against SNX, in my opinion, primarily to preserve the status quo, that SNX should die a death of inactivity and ineptitude. Our members received mass-PMs declaring the illegitimacy of my return, declaring that they should desert from SNX to join a traitor.
Many of you cannot imagine the emotion I have writing this part of the post. Many times throughout the past I have been scorned and spurned, spit on and lied against. I was told that my return to SNX was futile and would be mocked in the end. Yet these members who had so little to give, so small in stature, were giving their all, standing beside me and nuking the raiders, refusing to capitulate in the face of almost-certain defeat. I had earned nothing from these members, and yet in support of my vision, they were standing to the end, in a way no one else ever did. At this point I must recount the names of these Heroes of the Revolution, because when I thought I would stand alone against the world, they stood with me:
These members stood next to me, willing to fight to the last breath, and to them I will have eternal gratitude. It was their courage in the face of mountains of propaganda and military might that made SNX's success today possible. There is only one word that can express this incredible loyalty: love.
History as we know it is a series of event that must be studied, to produce tangible effects. We make our prognoses based on what we have seen in the past. And we hold people ACCOUNTABLE for their past actions. The NPO's atrocities are numerous, as we can all agree. What we can't agree on, these cybernations nations, is that the NPO is RESPONSIBLE for the destruction of many nations/alliances/NAAC.
In the aftermath of the "THIRD GREAT WAR" the NPO claimed total victory of the bob. but this was not enough for theM: their treachery knew no bounds, and by forcing one half of the world into an unhappy alliance and humiliating the other half, their remaine donly the PEACEFUL GUARD. The GUARD were interested only in building a ns, but no, NPO IMEEDIATELY plots against them and their destruction. I have the screencaps. NPO, you can't lie your way out of this one.
The most disturbing thing is that they are still permitted to own their lofty position. I will begin organizing the WUT, the WORLD UNITY TREATY, to turn on the NPO what was once their greatest source of power. Those who claim to have done nothing wrong, are nothing but bystanders that permitted evil to continue. These individuals will be dealth with also.
And then YOU will know the taste of humiliation. The ridiculous reparations and ILLEGAL VICEROYS that were shoehorned down innocent alliance's throats. The GOONS the accomplices will get a taste of their own IMMORAL raiding.
This HEGEMONY, the NPO, must be held accountable for their atrocious actions throughout the years. Why are they still the major power in this, the world? Who is responsible for their rise to power? The answer is the gang of crooks that has run this organization since its inception, and a weak cybernations that have allowed the NPO to do what it wants while never holding them accountable. Why does one alliance get an entire trading sphere to itself? Hear me, those who are ready to start the resistance against this foul empire. A reign is only a reign so long as an ILLUSION of power is maintained. The Vox Populi will not allow this to continue...
MORE to come...
We study history to see the reason behind these wars. The tragedy, of MH17 can't be understated. Who is responsible? We need to hold the state of the Netherlands responsible for their atrocity. Where is the force behind the UN? Where is the moral indignation> These events are allowed to happen to give RUSSIA the WAR that it desires.
The stataed intention here, to destroy the Baltic states, and subject the MUSLIMS to the scapegoat experience.
Day of Confusion
No one is quite sure what is going on at the moment in the BUHDOODA Alliance. While at the same time they are at war with Monsters Inc., BUHDOODA is being told that the NpO now protects Monsters Inc. from any attacks, even though the war still wages technically.
When asked why no fresh battles have been undertaken, the Supreme General shrugged his shoulders and said, "I'm not even sure what war means at this point in time."
Nobody knows what the days ahead will unravel, and to celebrate the idea of not knowing, the BUHDOOA Alliance declares August 18th as the Day of Confusion.
BUHDUHDUHDUH, commander of all BUHDOODA forces, says he is currently in the process of talking to the NpO, in attempts to allow them to continue attacking without angering the NpO protectors. The talks have currently been frozen.
HISTORY OF THE 5 MONTH PLAN
During the First Imperium as a Founding Senator of Supernova X, it was my pleasure to write the first 5 month plan. This plan called for concrete goals of production that would hold the old ministries accountable for progress. These goals of production included increasing our nuclear deterrence, general military preparedness, membership recruitment, low-tier industrialization and aid slot usage improvement.
Unfortunately, although the plan met wide-spread approval, as a Senator I lacked the means to make enforcement mandatory. In a cynical manner the Triumvirate claimed that my plan interfered with their executive powers over the ministries and refused to implement it. This jealousy culminated in political actions taken by the Triumvirate and Court against myself and my supporters in the SHADOWS; and the ministers, pleased to be left unaccountable, allowed the Imperium to stagnate.
This lead to the tragedy of the last great war, our apathetic military performance, the attempted coup by Flubb and his cohorts, and a series of events that lead directly to increased corruption and the raids that triggered the July Revolution.
Our alliance has experienced unbearable humiliation abroad and the massive decline in our military and political strength, a decline of more than 75% of our membership count and 80% of our nationstrength since our conception. Therefore with defiance and iron resolution, we commit ourselves to the implementation of the new Imperium of Supernova X, expressed by the democratic mandate of the July Referendum; and the execution of the Second 5 Month Plan.
Guided by the principles of Self Reliance, Democratic Autocracy and Membership Obligation, we will guide the New Imperium to rejuvenation and unparalled glory.
The principle of self-reliance is at the core of the rejuvenation of Supernova X. As expressed by IR 300-2:
Production must take a disciplined form; growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Therefore officer ranks will be established to provide discipline and guidance within the Producerist masses, promote Self Reliance, and promote industrialization and militarization of the alliance.
Also expressed by IR 300-2:
Producerism holds that the productive alliance member is the primary measure of value and that producers should enjoy the most influence in an alliance. Production is defined as any activity which advances the interests of the Imperium. Every alliance member is capable of becoming an active producer and, furthermore, expected to do so.
Therefore, in establishing Self Reliance we must enforce discipline in activity and growth. According to IR 320-1:
Members of Supernova X are expected to be active and adhere to producerist guidelines of National industrialization and militarization. The necessity of these guidelines are apparent upon reviewing our history of prior military inadequacy and weak wartime leadership.
Therefore, in accordance with the mandate of the July Revolution, the Second 5 Month Plan will enforce the principle of Self Reliance among member nations.
Self Reliance begins as a National concept, but extends also into alliance military strategy, and finally into the producerist ideology of the Imperium.
On the individual level, the Self Reliant Nation is economically and militarily robust, with high aid slot usage, a robust warchest at the higher tiers, and the capacity to produce for the alliance in a variety of ways. The Self Reliant nation is capable of fighting foreign adversaries independently, establishing active nuclear deterrence, and boasting a full complement of spies and military wonders.
On the collective level, Self Reliance is represented by a strong social organism, a healthy and well-regulated community within the alliance. An alliance divided is like a collection of arms and legs left to their own devices. Instead, the Self Reliant alliance is united by three levels: The common membership, which represents the arms and legs; the bureaucracy, which represents the nervous system; and the Imperium Command, which is the guiding mind of the alliance. Only when these three elements are in complete accord can an alliance be called Self Reliant.
On the ideological level, Self Reliance is represented by producerism itself. Through the idea that every member must contribute to the alliance, and that every one of us is subordinate to the needs of the whole, the alliance will reject the exploitation and degeneration of the past. Through the idea of collective service we will become efficient in the future. As producerism comes to represent the culture of the alliance, it must follow that the alliance will become stronger and more dynamic.
Through these means will the following ends be accomplished.
GOALS OF PRODUCTION
By December of 2015 we will have accomplished or exceeded the following goals:
Consistent 50% aid slot usage
1000 reliable nuclear weapons
Universal upper tier EMP and WRC wonders
Universal low tier industrialization and militarization
Maintaining a tech producer surplus
Maintaining a 40+ member balance while accomplishing the above
UPPER TIER RESILIENCY
The upper tier remains the most vulnerable wing of Supernova X. This is due to our limited number of nations in the 60,000+ Nation Strength range. Multiple other alliances have much stronger and more numerous upper tiers, therefore our upper tier will serve primarily as a logistics (banking reserves) for the alliance. The primary objective of our upper tier nations should NOT be increasing nationstrength, infrastructure or technology levels (besides improving tech/infra ratio), which tends to bump nations into the range of powerful top tier combatants. Instead, the goal should be the accumulation of EMP and WRC wonders and large warchests in the multi-billion dollar range. Recruitment of upper tier nations will be LOW priority.
LOWER TIER INDUSTRIALIZATION
The recruitment emphasis of SNX should be in the low-tier. Tech producers are in high demand throughout the world, and thus the more tech producers SNX has, the more appealing we will be seen as treaty partners. Low-tier members are strongly discouraged from leaving tech-seller status, and are instead encourage to continue profitable tech selling and the building of economic and military wonders. Low tier nations are strongly discouraged from building beyond 3999 infra (the level necessary to build a Manhattan Project).
The ideal Self Reliant tech producing Nation rests below 4000 infra, and pursues the development of a full complement of spies (550) along with the development of the following wonders: Foreign Aid Commission, Stock Market. By the time the low tier nation reaches 1999 infrastructure these wonders should be developed, as they provide rapid economic growth. Upon reaching 2999 infrastructure, nations should have a satisfactory collection of economic wonders, depending on individual situations. At this level 550 spies should be purchased.
Reaching 3999 infrastructure is the top priority of low tier nations, along with basic economic wonders. The Manhattan Project should be immediately pursued, followed by CIA and further spies, Strategic Defense Initiative, and the Pentagon. Further military and economic wonders along with a robust warchest can be further developed.
Following the raids which established the July Revolution, a 50 Nation membership balance remained after numerous members deserted when all hope was lost. This actually came to serve the minimalist structure that replaced the old ministries, as 50 members is an easily managed number. Therefore, as recruitment occurs, rather than pursuing explosive membership growth, new members should displace inactive nations and those which are guilty of excessive disciplinary infractions. According to IR 320-1:
By consensus the CO, XO and CRG may decide to expel members guilty of excessive disciplinary infractions without the need to post a membership vote.
Thus, records should be maintained of member infractions, and those that do not comply with orders or producerist guidelines should be expelled to make room for active new members who comply. In this way, during the following 5 months, new blood will rejuvenate the Imperium and promote the tendency of Self Reliance and producerism among the current members. Only when discipline and activity is established among the vast majority of Imperium nations, and there are enough officers serving to support disciplined membership expansion, should dramatic expansion beyond the current 50 member balance take place.
THE BUHDOODA TIMES
WAR STRIKES CLOSE TO HOME
Following the BUHDOODA's Declaration of War on Limitless Nexus and Monster's Inc., our soldiers, attempting to cross over into their territory, were blocked by a wall, stating that our nation strength was too high to fight any LN or MI nations.
Discouraged by these results, the BUHDOODA Alliance expanded the war against the allies of these nations. Urged to attack Sir Kindle's country from various foreign nations, the troops of BUHDOODA, with Cruise Missile and Air Support, launched immediate cross-border strikes. Several farms were stolen, loot taken advantage of, and women salted, the latter of which resulted in world-wide outrage over the lost of a precious, yet common, kitchen spice.
Sir Kindle's men struck back strongly, damaging core parts of BUHDOODA's infrastructure and military. However, given the large Warchest BUHDOODA has built up with several tech deals, all damage was quickly repaired.
Military intelligence revealed that Sir Kindle is operating on superior troops, even if on the losing side of the war. This has forced the BUHDOODA Alliance to adopt a "snapping turtle" style of defense.
Chris Rock, speaking for the government, promised an end to the war as soon as Limitless Nexus and Monsters Inc. respond to demands of reparations for war crimes committed across Planet Bob.
So in my first piece I touched on how the Limitless Coalition could potentially "win" this war. Because of the destruction wrought on the Libertarian Party during the conflict, Meth's best (and only) option is a full scale assault on the lower tier nations of STRIPES, Kashmir and NSO. Pretty much every active nation under 10k NS would have to be hit repeatedly. This would have the effect of paralyzing the Dre4mers ability to grow their small nations. It is an uncouth underhanded way to fight the war; but it is very valid. The hope is that Meth would be able to continue this type of warfare for long enough that the leadership and membership would just get tired of fighting this way and sue for peace to end it. How long would that take? couldn't say...three weeks? three months? a year? until STAR WARS episode X? who knows. But most of the danger here can be avoided using peace mode.
Now for the Dre4mers the road to total victory is slightly more treacherous. But I believe there is a way so I submit to you-
Lucius's grand plan to end the Dre4m War
First thing we must understand when fighting people like the Libertarian Party of CN is that things like: nation strength, nuclear anarchy, nation development, infrastructure, self preservation, war chests, and paying tech deals matter very little to them. So how does one deal with the near completely unreasonable? SRA and Kash tried to end the war quickly by simply rolling 80% of the LN allies yet Meth shows no sign of calling it quits. When we are faced with challenges like these we have look beyond the battlefield and into the politics that brought about this great little war. Why is Meth at war in the first place? I think it all boils down to his senate seat. He campaigned hard to get it, so now he fights harder to keep it. Thats right, in order to win the war I propose that the Dre4mers re-destabilize the Brown Sphere.
PHASE 1- Identify LN sympathizers
This phase will involve a lot of research into brown voting. Identifying Meths voters outside the main group and convincing them to not vote libertarian...by any means necessary. At 228 active brown nations and of those only 138 allowed to vote, there can't be that many targets. Between \m/, STRIPES and NSO it will be easy to identify and track the meth supporters, keeping them in the crosshairs. While this is going on, nations in range of Meth, Sigrun, Jonesville, and pacifis will continue keeping them in anarchy. This will help to minimize the risk of them striking back.
PHASE 2- The moneybags
The Dre4mers must endeavor to stop Meths foreign backers. This is perhaps the most dangerous part of the operation as there may be severe consequences for attacking The Grand Lodge of Freemasons and increase the chance of expanding the war further.
Breaking Sigrun is also key here as she seams to help hold the Meth coalition together financially. If Sigrun quits, Meth will have to think about it.
PHASE 3- Invasion of Brown
After making pacts with major brown alliances, the Dre4mers coalition will then switch however many nations they need to brown team. Of course they will be immediately exposed to sanctions by Meth but the sanctions should be expected. The goal here will be to further weaken the Meth base on Brown and eventually elect a senator to counter him. If all went perfectly Meth should be driven from the senate and therefor powerless. At the same time, Kashmir must be watchful of a attempt by Meth to move his base to yellow.
PHASE 4- the finishing move
With Meth and company effectively cut off from any major aid and vulnerable to sanctions, the Dre4mers would move in and attempt to bill-lock Meth and his main backers. Bill-locked and unable to continue fighting meth would ask nicely for peace on the Dre4mers terms. And the war would (hopefully) be over.
estimated completion time: three to five months
Unreasonably complex? perhaps...
Necessary? absolutely. Of course we could always have a delay of game until 2016
Please keep in mind this is all in theory. The war could go anywhere from here.
Part three will look into possible outcomes, treaties, and the general aftermath of the Dre4m War, And how it could effect the micro community.
For more than two months now the Dre4m war has raged, talk of the war drags on in the OWF. Meth rants about how he is winning and everyone is a disappointment to him, Lord Hitchcock backs him up... The (former) SRA \m/ side rants about how mental Meth is and how Methheads twist the wars to try (and fail) to give them some sort of moral high ground. But without Walsh, the anti-meth sides' arguments lack flare.
Popular opinion is for the most part against the Meth Coalition. But Popular opinion is also against this war in general. And although If called upon I will fight this war with all my NS, I have come to the conclusion that this war MUST END...and soon. The war of attrition will not bode well for the STRIPES side on developing nations unless everyone in range of Meth and Monsters goes peace mode. At 10k NS Meth is vastly overpowered compared to 95% of that tier. Meth no longer has to use any kind of "strategy" or "skill" to win those fights, so if he says that remember it is total BS.
At this point one can justify allowing both sides to claim victory.
-Meth won by securing the brown sphere
-SRIPES and Kashmir won by effectively dismantling Meths ability to declare offensive wars. As well as bombing monsters and aNiMaLz to oblivion.
The double victory claim is IMO the best way to end this as both sides (especially Meth) can rebuild, If we still feel sore about it in 2016 we can try to finish the war that year.
However, taking the attitudes of the two combatants into account this war can go on for a very long time. In order to win (white peace) All Meth has to do is have his coalition keep attacking underdeveloped nations until the other side gets tired out (or he talks them to death). STRIPES and Kashmir CAN win this war decisively on the the military front and the PR front. But it will have to involve a slight change of strategy(more on that later) and many more weeks or months of commitment to possibly the most bitter micro drama of the past two years...
With the recent theme of the NPO - DK PIAT, we'd like to invite you all to come on over to the CyberNations subreddit. A place where the points don't matter and you're possibility of getting a ban hammer is greatly reduced. We're working on sprucing the place up a bit, and would love to see you there!
Simple word isn't it? Just say 'uncle' and it can be all over...
Well, there's a reason and it isn't about pride its more about the deep personal feelings we have towards kashmir.
During the m inc TSO war Jack layton actually ghosted into m inc- any m inc member past or present can account that our aa announcements can be fairly vulgar and in kind Jack was happy to join in on them.
So anyway, flash forward to the "kashmir declares on their former Protecterate- for us being 'terrible' micros".
And guess what, it was still IC and we rolled with it. However in the course of the war Layton decided to report messages he "found offensive" which is absolute Bs because after the stuff he posted in our own aa announcements there wasn't anything we could send to "offend" Jack- but he reported it and from admins standpoint there was valid reason to ban our members and they did. We lost two awesome, active members- roochi- who had a really well built, wonder heavy nation and then we lost zombinator who was fun to BS with.
To make matters worse, Jack then messages our members bragging about their deletions and that's when our IC role turned into an OOC F):& you role.
And that's why we won't budge an inch for those pieces of $:&/. Margrave can report all he wants- it's really all he's got left to do sense we've made it our responsibility to kick the !@#$ out of him and layton.
So when they are asking for us to 'to surrender' our response will always be "F/&@ off"
Banning people from Cyber Nations for forums violations at this stage of the game is about like drilling holes in the bottom of a boat that's already taking on water.
If you want to make the "rules are the rules" argument, please explain how banning your most active players (people who are inactive don't get players ratting them out for forum violations) increases interest and activity in the game and how it increases the number of players.
I grant you that people who do really, really stupid things like posting porn images or real life phone numbers of people should probably get banned from the forums and the game. But to delete nations and ban people for what amounts to a collection of ticky-tack violations? Really?
Something has to change.
THE BUHDOODA TIMES
FEARS OF WAR ESCALATE QUICKLY
Fears of war breaking out between the BUHDOODA Alliance and other nations have spiked an increase of purchases for canned goods, soap, bomb shelters, and Chris Rock posters. Bono, the Swedish Musician, has been forced to cancel his tour in the BUHDOODA Alliance, adding to the already tense environment.
Members of the public have expressed outrage at this cancellation, insisting that "bombs aren't really that big of a deal. Sure they send daggers of steel flying through the air that could make ribbons of a toddler, but that's not too serious. It's the gas you need to be afraid of."
Other citizens have urged their neighbors to tear down their houses, to make them less of a target for bombers. This practice has already led to the collapse of 16 apartment complexes around the nation, leaving 158 dead.
BUHDUHDUHDUH has called upon the people of the nation to remain calm and trust in the government at this time, ensuring that war will not break out, and if it does, they will most likely be used as cannon fodder.
This speech instead caused numerous riots and attacks against government buildings. The damage is so far unknown at press time.
GHUXALIA PLEDGES PROTECTION
Ghuxalia, the chief porker of the alliance of Sparta, has pledged his protection and support of the BUHDOODA Alliance, with some hefty requirements.
The protection comes as a single-nation defense, without the backing of Sparta completely. High commanders of BUHDOODA express hope that Sparta may come on as a full time ally, but understand bridges must be built first.
Another requirements was that the BUHDOODA Alliance does not get itself involved in international conflict. Some citizens claim that this is a form of prison, cutting BUHDOODA off from the grand scheme of things in their world. Other, more paranoid folk believe that this is Sparta's attempts to isolate BUHDOODA and make it a satellite alliance.
Word from different members of the military shows a mixture of hope, doubt, and even fear from the news.