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The Sanction Race is ending

Effective December 31st of this year, I will be ending my involvement with the Sanction Race.   Simply put; after eight long years, the Sanction Race is no longer something that I enjoy doing. It has become a chore rather than an interest - something that has carried on only due to inertia of expectation - something the frequent streaks of irregular updates only serve to make more clear.   I would like to thank the dozens of people who have helped with updates throughout the years, especiall

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ASR Updater Needed

I'll be unavailable to do ASR updates from the 16th through to the 20th. Would anyone be available to do them during my absence?

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Cybernations Olympics: Event Additions

(I'm still looking for logos. More info here.) Last time I ran these Olympics, we had 36 events. I'm looking to keep that number for the upcoming edition, but I'm sure you lot can think of some more interesting and useful events than the ones I hastily dreamed up four years ago. The list we used last time is below. I'm looking to pull two events and replace them with your suggestions. I'm also interested in hearing what events you want to be taken out. Aircraft Average Strength - 1 Day

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Call for graphics: Survivor 12

I'm going to be putting together an olympics-style survivor competition for the ASR in next week, and I'm looking for some graphics for it. Style is all up to you... I normally just do some quick edits to the actual survivor logo for that season, but it would be nice to get something olympics-themed in there. As for text, I'll either be calling it "Cybernations Olympics" or "Survivor Season 12" or something along those lines. I'll go with whatever makes it in the graphics. Tentative start d

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Christmas-themed ASR header

Hey all, I thought I'd post a little contest for anyone who's sick of making war propaganda. Looking for a Christmas/Winter themed header for the sanction race just to mix things up a little bit. Submit your entries by the end of the weekend and we'll have a vote for the winner early next week. Anything goes. Current header:

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Call for stats

If anyone has the stats download files from Monday, November 4th, could you send them to me? Thanks.

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Warstats Poll

Just looking for some input about the warstats. If you feel like posting your reasons, hit up the comments section below. This sentence is here to cover my ass, as I tell you that the results are non-binding.

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Survivor 11

A short little announcement for you all. (If Youtube is actually working for anyone these days)

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Survivor 11

I haven't set a date yet, but I'm interested to hear your ideas about what kind of format you want for Survivor 11. I don't have a front-runner right now, though I'm probably going to avoid a head-to-head format. Let me know what you want in the comments. Also, added a poll about qualifying. Do you want a full qualifying tournament like we did this time, should I just select the participants from the top X number of alliances, or should I do some behind-the-scenes qualifying based on recent

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Survivor 10

SURVIVOR 10, !@#$%*ES It's been long. Too long. Like 16 months too long. So after its nice, extremely long slumber, Survivor is back for an all-new season. This season will be similar to the March Madness style we used for Survivor 4 (it was a few years ago, for those of you who can remember that far back). Two alliances will go head-to-head, and whoever comes out on top will advance to the next round - advancing up the bracket as they go. Each round will be five days long, and the allian

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Most War-Happy Alliances: Final

And the final version of the alliance wars tracker, with ODN taking the top spot by 24 wars over GOONS. Any alliance with 50+ wars has been included. 502 + 1837 Orange Defense Network 1050 + 1265 Goon Order of Oppression Negligence and Sadism 721 + 1367 None 329 + 1729 Viridian Entente 1491 + 165 Independent Republic Of Orange Nations 888 + 664 Anarchy Inc. 1149 + 184 New Pacific Order 134 + 1172 Umbrella 80 + 965 The Order of the Paradox 865 + 133 New Polar Order 561 + 393 Nuclear P

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Most War-Happy Nations: Final

Final version of the individual war tracker. Doxxy managed to take first place overall with a total of 41 wars. Anyone who fought more than 30 wars overall has been included. In total, 7248 nations have fought 19550 wars since hostilities began. --- 1) 18 + 23 Doxxy of Orange Defense Network 2) 20 + 18 Macking of Orange Defense Network 3) 25 + 11 Johnny Reb of Non Grata 3) 20 + 16 James Robert Ussler of Goon Order of Oppression Negligence and Sadism 3) 19 + 17 Tiggah of Orange Defense N

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Most War-Happy Alliances

As an add-on to yesterday's most war-happy nations entry, here are the top 10 alliances by number of wars (offensive + defensive) since the outbreak of hostilities. lol @ none (2060) 412 + 1648 Orange Defense Network (2003) 916 + 1087 Goon Order of Oppression Negligence and Sadism (1824) 307 + 1517 Viridian Entente (1739) 608 + 1131 None (1428) 1279 + 149 Independent Republic Of Orange Nations (1419) 764 + 655 Anarchy Inc. (1177) 1013 + 164 New Pacific Order (1162) 117 + 1045 Umbrella

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Most War-Happy Nations

While running some war stats for my alliance, I decided to see who CN's most war-happy nations were. So far, we've had 9 nations who have fought 30+ offensive or defensive wars since hostilities began. That's an average of one war every two days. AAs are based on what they were flying during their first war. (35 total) 30 offensive + 5 defensive - Unfortunate Reality of None (35) 24 + 11 - Johnny Reb of Non Grata (35) 15 + 20 - Doxxy of Orange Defense Network (34) 19 + 15 - Tiggah of Oran

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Electoral College Challenge

First three people to correctly predict how the electoral college will stand after tomorrow's election will each get 50 tech. The first person will get an extra $3m thrown in on top of that. One guess per person. Deadline for submissions: 9 PM ET on election night. I'll be going by whatever CNN says the morning after.

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Bloc Affiliation of the Top 1000 Nations

The treaty between TOP and Umbrella - two traditionally top-heavy alliances - got me wondering about how much of the upper tiers they actually controlled. Apparently, I also had the same thought about six months ago, which is posted below for comparison. The NS of the 1000th-ranked nations has actually come down since then, from 97.5k to 95.8k NS. The top 3 alliances are very close to each other - GPA leads with 67, Umbrella is close behind with 65, and WTF is even closer behind with 64. Ana

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Survivor 10

(Yeah, I'm not even trying to edit these logos anymore) Since our last competition was a tech challenge, I figured we'd continue along with the stat-specific competitions and have a recruiting challenge. Now, granted, it would be incredibly easy to win a recruiting challenge if someone really wanted to; have a bunch of allies join your AA for a few days, demand that people go onto your AA in exchange for peace, spam the living daylights out of the unaligned nations, promise each new recru

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Who would win?

I always love it when two alliances are so close to each other statistically - not only in terms of score, but also in terms of nations. These two are virtually tied in terms average NS, but who would come out on top in a one-on-one fight to the death? No allies, no peace treaties, just a battle of wits and nukes. Let me know what you think.

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Survivor 9

You know what I realised the other day? It's nearly been a whole year since our last edition of Survivor, and that's completely bloody well unacceptable. It's like Greece going a whole five minutes without a financial meltdown, or Rick Perry getting through a debate without making a gaffe, getting booed at by the crowd, or doing some third thing that I don't feel like thinking of. COMPLETELY. BLOODY WELL. UNACCEPTABLE. But seriously, next time, someone smack me upside the head before we ge

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War Stats

While we've got some free time and we're not in a war, I was wondering if anyone wanted to see changes with the current way that I keep track of war stats. As a reminder, the current format is down below. Cerridwyn®'s Peanut Butter War (Date) --------------- Doomhouse Coalition • 66.97 --> 64.96 (-2.01) • Continuing Alliances: 11.55 --> 10.78 (-0.77) • Incoming Alliances: 0.00 --> 0.00 (+0.00) • Outgoing Alliances: 55.42 --> 54.18 (-1.24) • Alliances: 1 • Nation Count:

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