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Win me some internetz!

Hello and Goodbye! Unfortunately my ISP has currently massive problems after they "repaired" some of their server facilities. So, everytime I get a connection and access a website, I get disconnected and then for 5-10 minutes "locked out". Browsing is almost impossible and the only way to be around is during lunchbreak from work. So, I hope to get these problems fixed asap, but can't tell how long it might take. Please, someone win me a new internetz and send it to me via mail /Syzygy

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Syzygy

 

Artificial Borders

Good day dear audience, today is a special day. Why special? Because it is sad, funny, enlightening and maybe even constructive. "Why?" you may ask. Because today something happened what I predicted some time ago and what should finally make clear that the fix which had been put in back then has only delayed the problem. What I talk about? Alliance Sanctioning and the artificial Member Requirement of 200 nations. Vox Populi has started a campaign to infiltrate the AA of TOP (The Order of the

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Syzygy

 

To suggest or to not suggest...

Hello dear readers, this one will be a quick one - but with a request, a serious request. Over the last weeks and months I have noticed more and more people contacting me (via IRC, PM or even ingame) and sending me suggestions, concepts and idas. And then they asked me if I could not go suggesting them for them, because they felt that I somehow have magical influence on the admin, or that stuff just "looks better" just because I post it. That is not the case. Please stop doing it. At first:

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Syzygy

 

The Wonder Discussion

Hello again,since there is a lot of discussion in the SuggestionBox going on regarding wonders, forced disbandment during war (peace terms) and the 30days-clock, here are some thoughts and a possible solution.At first: The current system is (imho) horrible. It is even a DETERRENT for new players to create nations here or keep playing the game. The same goes for people who have been forced to destroy wonders.Why that? Because right now the old nations have not only an advantage in size (that is j

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Syzygy

 

On resources and trade sets

Hello again, against my promises, today a slightly different topic, I am just in the mood to go away a bit from basic mechanics and want to write a few sentences about Resources, Bonusgoods and balance. Why? Because I still see people in countless posts and topics aim for horrible trade-circles or complain about how bad their resources are. This article shall help them and offer a simple solution for the admin to make the game a bit more interesting. Resources The current Resource system in C

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Syzygy

 

Brainstorming

Hello again, the last article had one important message: Decisions and Options. Room for mistakes. That creates competition, that specializes nations, and make them more individualistic. What follows is a quick list of brainstormed suggestions which are *incredibly easy* to implement and would greatly benefit the game experience: 1. Make all Wonders useful. Currently, there are 3 Wonders considered *totally crap* by the majority of the Players. That is why almost nobody buys them and every g

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Syzygy

 

The end of the rope

Hello visitors, depending on your individual nation, you might know the following problem: Boredom. You have everything you can have, you have tons over tons of spare cash, and still, the game offers you: nothing. You cannot do anything with it, except wasting it for even more infra or land or other stuff which would do nothing in return. I hate to say it, but really, the game was a lot more fun when I had 3999 or 4999 infra... and not because there was more 'risk' in a political way (we alway

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Syzygy

 

Oh happy day!

Now thats a way to start a day... Waking up and see: Damn! I am late. Veerrry late. And it's cold. And rainy. And my wife took the car so the only way to go to work is by motorcycle. Ohhh, does God really hate me? So, of course ignoring all speed limits, I drive the 20 km to work... and around 3 km before I arrive I get trapped behind a snail-speed heavy goods truck platoon with police escort (must be around 5 trucks carrying some kind of highly sensitive chemicals)... and that sucks, because I

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Syzygy

 

Welcome friends, foes and strangers!

Fine thing such a blog, I think more interesting than the content will be the list of people who visit it . And their comments, of course. I will try to keep actual and specific ingame politics out of here, but share some thoughts about the game itself, the overall community situation and current or future developments and trends. Everyone shall feel free to ask me any kind of questions (PM), and I will try to answer it in here. Enjoy!

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