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The new wonders

So it appears that we have some new wonders introduced into this game. Federal Reserve - $100,000,000 + (Nation Strength * 1,000) - Increases the number of banks that can be purchased +3. Requires Stock Market So the first of them, the Federal Reserve. Now what I find interesting here is the price scale. It would cost me 120 million. A nation at 600 thousand NS would have to pay 700 million. I suspect this is some attempt to counter the fact that this wonder is massively massively pow

Icewolf

Icewolf

 

Normative rules of Cybernations-Why they have become your cage

Cybernations is a world with many complex dynamics. One of the more interesting things is how players engage in self regulation-they have established a system of rules as to how alliances may conduct themselves. A common standard has been established, which can be referred to as the norms of the world. Effectively, we reach the point were even if you have no knowledge of the rulers of an alliance, you can assume that they will act in a certain way because they are playing by the same guideline

Icewolf

Icewolf

 

Cybernations and Psychohistory

For those of you that are Science fiction fans, you may have comes across the Foundation series by Issac Asimov. This series is premised on the idea of Psychohistory, a fictional branch of science in which statistical analysis can be used to predict Human behavior. Not the behavior of an individual, but of a large crowd. The parallel is of modelling a gas-a single atom is very hard to predict. A billion atoms can be predicted relatively easily. Therefore the future of a billion human beings can

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Icewolf

 

The little book of OWF spin

The OWF is about spin. We all know this. Every post is a delicately spun web written in beautiful owfish. Having spent more time than is healthy reading this, I have decided to construct a translation guide. None of this is aimed at any one person (translation: No one get angry please). It is all supposed to be tongue in cheek (Translation: Please don't quote this at me if I say any of this on the OWF) We wish them well-We wish they would fall down a well, preferably with dragons at the bottom

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Icewolf

 

The treaties go bump in the night

So this is about the treaty web and the fact that so many alliances have conflicting treaties. Which people complain about. A lot. If you are not aware of this, welcome to the OWF, I hope your first time is not too traumatising. The thing is, everyone has either very very few treaties or treaties that might seem to clash. Yet lots of people bemoan the twisted nature of the web and the insane complex tangle that can now only be expressed in 3D. However, it continues. In every war there have b

Icewolf

Icewolf

 

Coup d'etat and cybernations

We have seen an attempt at Sparta. We have seen an attempt at GPF. We have seen what may or may not have been one at BFF. This has been a month of coups. A series of aggressive and determined attempts to change the leadership of alliances. This blog is not endorsing this method of government change. It will not take responsibility for such efforts or the penalties handed down on those attempted. It is merely looking at the theoretical elements as to how it will take place. First we must cons

Icewolf

Icewolf

 

The twisted webs we weave

Why then is there a constant battle over the meaning of defence? Because it does matter. In this world of war and turmoil people must still seem legitimate. And in this world legitimate and lawful action has begun to share the meaning of the word defence. Why? Well that is obvious. There are almost no mandatory aggression treaties left. All mandatory obligations that exist are defensive. So fighting on the defence makes us more likely to be defended. This has grown and grown and today we see

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Icewolf

 

The alliance charter

So I've spent some time think about alliance charters. They seem to be around a lot, and are generally considered vital to what people consider "an alliance." Yet at the same time they rarely seem to make much headway in the world and for the most part we don't really think of them. Ultimately, they seem to be a strange document. They are considered to define an alliance. They determine if it is democratic. They determine who makes decisions. In some cases, they are used to define who else sho

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