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ZOMG OOC ATTACKS

This is getting out of hand. For what it's worth, very few people in CN have much of an idea what I'm like offline. A geopolitical simulator/wargame/whatever this is is not a very good environment to get to know someone well. 'course, since I go by Haflinger in other contexts, it's possible if you feel like a stalker to figure out more about me. But I doubt anyone has. Anyway. When I criticize your character in Alliance Politics, it is by definition not an OOC attack. I am IN CHARACTER there

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Haflinger

What is the New icon for?

If you click the word NEW by a blog which has new comments on it, normally you expect the browser to jump to the new unread comments. This is not what happens. Instead, the blog marks all comments in that blog as read and leaves you where you are. I find this disconcerting. So instead, in order to read new comments, I have to bring up the blog list for that user, and click on the little square with a slash between the two colours for that blog entry.

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Haflinger

TOP and Purple

Megabyte, you closed the thread. You fiend. Of course your reasoning is quite correct. This statement is the lol. When TOP entered, everyone in Purple was doing what we wanted to. Our large nations were operating with no defensive wars all over the place. TOP changed all that. If it hadn't been for their intervention, the peace terms I would have been going for would have been white peace for Orion. The rest of the Invicta-NebX-Orion peace deal would not have happened. And yes, that's ri

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Haflinger

Thinking of quitting?

Want to go out with a bang, but don't want to feel guilty about it? If you've got a fairly big nation, go join IRON or DAWN. You can help Planet Bob while on the way out, no guilt attached.

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Haflinger

The word surrender.

There appears to be a lot of confusion over what it means. Many people seem to think it just indicates that the surrendering party is defeated. This is not the case. It indicates a transfer of control; the surrendering party gives something over to the conqueror. Here are a number of links to online dictionaries explaining what the word means. Merriam Webster American Heritage Dictionary The Free Dictionary The Free Dictionary (legal) Probably the clearest definition in the military conte

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Haflinger

The word "protectorate."

The word protectorate means a small alliance that is protected by a protector. Do not use this word to mean the opposite: a large alliance that is protecting something. This is backwards. Do not say "protectee." That's not a word, which is why Mozilla's spellcheck just underlined it on my screen. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Haflinger

The Undefeated

I see this little confusion has flared up again, in the Sanction Race no less. The name Invicta, which is Latin for "undefeated", doesn't mean "never lost." It's the OOC motto of Kent, which is the home of one of our founders. If it really meant what you think it means, we'd have had to give it up the first time an Invicta member lost a ground battle. Which I lost one of, I think, in the SOLID war last year. Wikipedia has a lot more information on our name. I will note that a conditional sur

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Haflinger

The Rebbilon

Once upon a time, there was an alliance of sorts called The Rebbilon.   I remember them often these days. If I compare you to them, it probably means you're both amusing me greatly and not very important in the game.   They were an offshoot of a bunch of wannabe spies in the ODN, led by a guy called Pete McAvoy (I think that was his name originally; his only real spying effort I know of was this thread about Polar). Anyway, they were a bunch of anti-ODN rogues, and back then

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Haflinger

The new claim that doving upper-tier nations is bad for the game.

This is dumb. It just isn't, unless you want to argue that peace mode is bad for the game. What's more, none of you guys complained about it when C&G did it in the TPF war. A recap of the TPF war: C&G hit TPF, then we ordered our lower-tier nations into dove, then C&G ordered their upper-tier nations into dove. C&G used exactly the strategy that we've been using in this war, and the reason was that they did not want to fight TOP's upper tier. Just like we don't want to fight

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Haflinger

The myth of the opposition

The current opposition is too small. C&G was able to unseat the NPO not because of any great foreign policy ability, but because the Superfriends and the Citadel decided to change sides, combined with a large number of boredom deletions among the ruling alliances in the old older. Now let's look at the list of the top 40 alliances and where they sit in foreign policy terms. I'm counting treaties to the three ruling blocs plus Fark and Sparta, as those two alliances tie together a lot of th

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Haflinger

The measurement of success

Different people play this game with different goals in mind. I just saw someone criticizing a member of IRON for being happy that his alliance is #2 in score in Cybernations. The implication was that only being first counts, and he shouldn't rest until he'd achieved that. Now, it's entirely possible that there are members of IRON that have that goal in mind. Certainly they're not that far away. But why should that be his goal? Take me for example. I'm quite proud of the fact that my nation,

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Haflinger

The IC/OOC line

This is an intriguing statement. Offline, I play and run roleplaying games of the traditional sort quite a lot. Sir Quote's claim here that the point of having an IC/OOC line is to prevent people from using knowledge gained out-of-character in-character runs into all sorts of difficulties in actual games. Several of the people I play with refuse to talk about games out-of-character for fear of learning things that their character doesn't know, because it's too hard to play knowing the context t

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Haflinger

The dramabomb appears primed

Now might be a good time to remind people to play nice and hopefully we'll all still be around in a month or two. Maybe then we'll have a few cold beers together and laugh. To that end, I suggest that victorious alliances try to avoid imposing terms that require: alliances to give up members or leadership positions of certain members; the payment of punitive reparations; the disbandment of alliances. We've all got communities here. Maybe you don't like some other guy's community, but

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Haflinger

Space Race

September 4th, 2009 This is a list of all the Sanction Race alliances in order of space wonders. Ties go first to the alliance with more Mars wonders, and then to the alliance with more Space Programs. Should there be a tie at that point, then to the alliance with more score. Independent Republic Of Orange Nations: 22 Bases, 2 Mines, 1 Colonies -> 24 Bases, 3 Mines, 1 Colonies (+3) 7 Mars Bases 1 Mars Colonies 15 Moon Bases -> 17 Moon Bases 2 Moon Mines -> 3 Moon Mines 110 S

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Haflinger

Scribd vs. Pastebin

For all you logdumpers out there, or just people in general needing to transfer text anonymously: PLEASE DON'T USE SCRIBD. Use !@#$%*. It's way better, because it doesn't lock the text inside a Flash applet. You can just copy and paste it.

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Haflinger

Roleplaying

This is a concept foreign to many CN players. Let me summarize it for you. Roleplaying is where you pretend to be someone else while playing a game. For example, members of the New Sith Order pretend to be Sith, or followers of the Sith (I hate the prequel films and don't really understand the whole Sith idea because I haven't watched most of them) from the Star Wars universe while playing CN. They are not actually Sith. This is roleplaying. Recently, there was an incident where the allian

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Haflinger

Rogues do funny things.

There's a rogue hitting one of our few remaining tiny nations right now. This is from his nation screen. Yes, it appears his soldier count is higher than his supporter count. He must have maxed his soldiers, and then sold infra. Does he not know we can aid soldiers to his target? He may find himself wanting to buy some troops back in the coming days... Anyway I'd never seen a nation with negative citizens before.

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Haflinger

Reminiscing

I used to post quite a lot on these forums. There were a few reasons for this; the main one being that early in my CN career I was on the winning side of a couple lopsided wars and found myself bored to tears by them. I decided it would be more fun to try the other side, and you know I was right. Probably why I'm still here, but CN warfare against the odds is actually pretty fun. I'm also a fast typer and good at coming up with controversial remarks, especially crazy-sounding but technically pla

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Haflinger

Red Team non-NPO nations

I've been tracking Red nations not flying the NPO AA for a bit now. April 18th: 1592 June 11th: 1288 June 17th: 1259 The debate is on as to whether Revenge and Moldavi, both now effectively suspended, were good or bad for the Red Team. In OOC terms, I actually have no opinion. You'd expect something of a reduction anyway, given that the number of total nations is dropping pretty fast at the moment. But still, tracking the numbers might prove interesting to some people. This kind of person

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