To begin, when I refer to "worlds," I mean the real world and the alternate universe we commonly refer to as Planet Bob.
In several ways, the real world and the CN world can reflect each other. Take both world histories. We began as warlike states opposing each other and gradually moved to wars of coalitions. We then began to slowly amass power in times of peace and sought to retain power while avoiding war.
Perhaps the biggest reflection between the two worlds is the evolution of war itself.
There are those who feel wronged in this war. There are those who would choose to take the stance of the world police. This war is bringing out the worst possible thing we as an alliance would ever have to see: allies versus allies, and us inevitably being dragged in. This, however, is not why I am writing to you all. The reason for this bit of text is because it was proven to us that some alliances are little more than opportunistic rats hoping to rid themselves of a political enemy.
Some people see this game simply as a place where numbers and stats determine the outcome of a conflict. This would apparently be the case for The Order of the Paradox, who felt their collection of incredibly strong nations, along with help from IRON and TORN, would be more than enough for the Complaints and Grievances Union. However, strategy is something to be taken into consideration, even in a game where you click a button to attack. I will give you some credit, though. You attempted to win
I was very glad to see the NATO/TFD/GUN surrender primarily because, when I first got into the peace talks, one of the alliances who entered rather aggressively against NATO/TFD/GUN was demanding reps. When asked why, their response was, quite verbatim, "LOL because we're on the winning side." Shame on you, WAPA. That notion represents what we as a community are constantly spouting off about. You know, that whole mindless oppression or whatever. Just because you're on the winning side doesn't me
Wait to call us the Hegemony when we grind someone into nothingness and prevent them from ever becoming successful again. Until we hit that point, please take into consideration that wanting to win a war is not the same as wanting to destroy someone. Clear and decisive victory is all we seek.
Yes, this is a short post, but, to be honest, it shouldn't have to be said.
There has been talk of forcing alliances to disband. Let me clarify something. A lot of this talk comes from casual, non-gov members and government members who believe they have an effect on the outcome of this war. I will personally and publicly speak out against anyone calling for the disbandment of an alliance.
Why on Earth would you do such a thing? A lot of us have fought against the idea that the one who wins the game has a right to attack our sovereignty. And there is no "karma" about it
Just thought you should know. $%&@ the haters.
I mean, I wouldn't have if I was in your shoes, but I completely understand why you did, and I'm cool with it.
Incidentally, I do think Van Hoo is a bad person. Probably a terrible person, if you're harsh enough to think that of him.
The Federation of Buccaneers will be hosting private Q&A sessions on our boards. Through the end of October, everyone is welcome to come by, get prime real estate in our diplomatic area, and ask anything without fear of reprimand from us.
Register for our boards at http://fob-cn.co.cc and put in your diplomat application that you are there for the Q&A. As a bonus, the alliance with the most participation will receive an to be announced amount of tech at the end of the month*.