In less than 72 hour during this week, Internet Superheroes had earned the following:
10+ threads on the Alliance Announcements sub-forum. [including a thread that went over 30 pages]
3 threads on the World Affairs sub-forum
2 threads on the OWF
40+ members on average in #is around-the-clock [Our normal average is 10-20, btw]
The release of a very successful "I hate Internet Superheroes" t-shirt
The release of a new meme to the CN community: "____ is _____, sig if you're down"
During my time in CN, I have had two accounts. I have lead two alliances as the unquestioned leader, served as interim triumvir for one alliance, and served other high government roles 4 seperate times. I have written many treaties, helped form blocs, and organized war efforts.
In my 2+ years of CN experience I have developed a tendency to complain, and criticize. Whenever I see DoE's, my rage tends to increase. To limit my rage, I have decided to write this handbook. This handbook contains cri
This blog was inspired today by the arrival of a new CN bloc. This bloc took a different approach and holds a unique theme. Instead of touting military might [the whole point of a military bloc, really] this bloc cited Cat Stevens lyrics and put emphasis on peace & love.
When I read the OP of said bloc announcement, I felt horrible.
In a world where GOONS, \m/, Gen[M]ay and others were deemed unfit to live, we let a bloc of peace-loving Cat Stevens fans survive? Seriously? I thought this w
I'm a horrible person. I find humor in threads that are humorless, and I find great satisfaction in unsatisfactory situations. As someone who jokishly brags about his alliance being "the most hated alliance in CN", and someone who has been involved with the game for 2+ years [seeing lots of people absorb lots of hate] I felt like my two cents were required in this thread. Is baseballer790 really "the most hated person in the game"? What do you think?
Personally, I'll throw out a few names that
When I see the annual barrage of hate that floods every Poison Clan thread, I chuckle.
Poison Clan's aggressive self-focused policies are frequently compared to the New Pacific Order, and Poison Clan is constantly hounded by critics. Alliances like Mushroom Kingdom which preached white peace and karma were fighting alongside an alliance which entered the war by "violating a treaty" and demanded reps. The "Bus Doctrine", an anti-tech raiding policy on the pink sphere was modeled after the NPO Mo
No, I'm not losing the hate.
Yes, I always wanted to keep them in war [or in their case, peace mode] forever.
But I don't see a problem in letting friends and allies of the Pacifican menace make tiny nibbles in the reps.
Theory: Karma installed gigantic reps to choke the Pacifican Bank. If NPO lets their allies pay the reps then they will be free and safe. The bank is more powerful than any aspect of the NPO alliance and must be destroyed at all costs.
Reality: While I still think Karma fear
We saw it with GOONS, \m/, Gen[M]ay, and the rest of the Unjust Path. A majority of Cyber Nations stood up and declared to these alliances that tech raiding was an evil. A majority of Cyber Nations stood up and declared that alliances [and nations] should be free to play a peaceful game. It was a decision that sprang infamous consequence.
Following the post-UJW surge in protectorate agreements and the post-Moldavi doctrine surge in micro alliances, the game is beginning to polarize. The growth