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Why you (yes, you) should join GOONS


Sardonic

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You sign into IRC and join your alliances' private channel. You see the few regulars left idling, you try to engage them in conversation, but they offer no reply.

The channel is dead.

You join the public channel, searching for signs of life. You see the same regulars, with a few foreign dignitaries who hadn't gotten around to removing the channel from their autojoin script. You try to engage people here, too, but the only response is a few people leaving the channel, reminded of its existence.

This channel too, is dead.

You give up, the stagnation is too much to bear, and view the alliance forums. The last post on the forums was 3 weeks ago, asking if anybody was out there.

The alliance is dead.

For many alliances this is not only the future, but the present. Once great alliances are falling season-long falls. Where there seemed hope, there is now desperation. The extinction rate of alliances appears to have had a significant uptick this year, with no signs of it decreasing in the near future. While the above does not apply to everyone, of course, to those it does: Before your alliance goes down, taking you with it, wouldn't you like a different perspective, a new alliance? There is no need to delete or go inactive, without at least trying a different one.

What GOONS offers:

A future

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There are bigger alliances than GOONS, there are alliances growing faster than GOONS, but we have a lot more potential than the average alliance. The alliance is due for an enormous expansion, especially with the posting of a new SA thread. I don't have any illusions that we'll get sanctioned overnight, but I do see it in our future. The foundation is there, and our community has reached the critical mass: where we easily get more members per day passively than we lose. An extremely difficult point for many alliances to reach.

We will be in all major conflicts in the future, and we will win. We have picked our allies well, they are both our good friends, and military powerhouses. Our own forces are extremely active. We might not have the highest number of large nations, but we are extremely active, and our update rushes are legendary. You can always be sure of a big turnout on war night, and a big payout upon completion of the war.

A community

The community is strong. At time of writing there are 45 members in our private channel. There are always people willing to talk about your cat, your bad day at work, how great tech raiding is, or other topics. The forums are active as ever and full of discussion, some of it legible. The community is centered around common themes such as: intelligent humor, ironically terrible jokes, and the tears of our enemies. Our culture has unarguably been one of the most influential ones in the game, even after the demise of the old GOONS. Whether you've realized it or not, you've been influenced by it. Try it directly, you might just find you fit in perfectly.

A change in perspective

Some say we are evil. I regret to say these rumors are true. We hate everything you stand for, I'm sorry. Seriously though, we have a far different outlook from the bleeding hearts decrying the rights of unaligned nations. We declare tech raiding to be a fun, honest pastime. We respect the rights of the raider, so long as they follow our rules to the letter. Nobody likes tech raiding incidents, after all.

In Conclusion...

With our new constitution we have lifted the requirement of an SA account. This opens the way for interested non-goons to enter the alliance. It is a complete change to the usual experience, that I am sure many people would enjoy, were they to try it.

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Such nice things you guys have to say about the moderation team.

No, you're confusing us with the old GOONS, we believe in peaceful co-existence with the moderating team.

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or....

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You sign into IRC and join your alliances' private channel. You see SuperCoolYellow

The channel is awesome.

You join the public channel, searching for signs of life. You see many of MCXA's fans, and friends. Then it has just as many fans and friends of SuperCoolYellow

This channel too, is awesome.

In glee you check your alliance's forums, and you find many fun threads, and new things happening. Also, there are many posts by SuperCoolYellow

The alliance is awesome.

For many alliances this is not in their future, and not in their present. Once great alliances are falling season-long falls. Where there seemed hope, there is now desperation. The extinction rate of alliances appears to have had a significant uptick this year, with no signs of it decreasing in the near future. While the above does not apply to everyone, of course, to those it does: Before your alliance goes down, taking you with it, wouldn't you like a different perspective, a new alliance? There is no need to delete or go inactive, without at least trying a different one.

What MCXA offers:

A future

There are bigger alliances than MCXA , there are few alliances growing faster than MCXA , but we have a lot more potential than the average any alliance. The alliance is due for an enormous expansion, especially with our dedicated members, and ability to recruit. I don't have any illusions that we'll get sanctioned overnight, but I do see it in our future. The foundation is there, and our community has reached the critical mass: where we easily grow in numbers at leaps and bounds, when we feel like it. Seriously, we can pretty much recruit as many nations as we'd like right now.

We will be in all major conflicts in the future, and we may win, but we're willing to lose for our friends. We have picked our allies well, they are both our good friends, and military powerhouses, but we don't just suck up to whoever is powerful at the time like GOONS Our own forces are extremely active. We might not have the highest number of large nations, but we are active and loyal, and our update rushes are legendary. You can always be sure of a big turnout on war night, but we don't demand a stupid amount of reps from alliance's who shouldn't be paying reps.

A community

The community is strong. Our core is here and won't be leaving anytime soon, we won't disband from losing a war either. There are always people willing to talk about your cat, your bad day at work, about tech raiding, or other topics. The forums are active as ever and full of discussion, some of it legible. The community is centered around good natured fun and building a better alliance. Our culture has unarguably been one of the most influential ones in the game, and we've never disbanded. Whether you've realized it or not, you've been influenced by it. Try it directly, you might just find you fit in perfectly.

A change in perspective

Some say we are evil. I am glad to say these rumors are false. We aren't out to crush alliances or people. We have the same outlook as everyone else and are just here to have fun. We allow tech raiding but it doesn't define us and it doesn't get us into a bunch of stupid messes.

In Conclusion...

With an old constitution we know our government works. We have had many members transfer to us and always are because they see how great we are.

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Doesn't seem to be like the old Goons Order of Neutral Shoving, lap dog of a few big wigs and servant of ideals. From what I can see, you've changed a lot since I was on. Good luck continuing to prosper. Hope you succeed.

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Sorry couldn't help myself, all in good fun. tl;dr is I am overly narcissistic and take few swipes at Goons. Also MCXA is awesome.

Damn you spent a lot of time on that didn't you.

Doesn't seem to be like the old Goons Order of Neutral Shoving, lap dog of a few big wigs and servant of ideals. From what I can see, you've changed a lot since I was on. Good luck continuing to prosper. Hope you succeed.

Thanks, I think.

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When the heavens fall and hell freezes over :rolleyes:

That's fine. We prefer our members to have plans of action that are not based upon the clumsiness or climates of fictional locales.

no thanks , you guys really need to stop getting more enemies -_-

'more'? We've always had the same amount. :rolleyes:

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Well i think you guys have to sort out you're tech raiding , and make sure alliances arent protected before you raid...

And stop giving excuses as result of you're actions.

I think GOONS would become much better if they tech raid safely and not raid anyone -_-

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That's precisely why you're not a member. We're aware that this opinion exists. We're also aware that there are plenty of people that actually LIKE techraiding. We're not going to modify our stance on it due to people like you existing. As for the techraid boffos that have occurred recently, we've advanced our efforts on educating our bloodthirsty goons on what a valid target looks like. We've never made 'excuses', mind you. You're insinuating that we don't accept responsibility when an issue occurs...this is simply not true. Please learn the difference between explaining how an incident came to be and giving an excuse. One owns up to fault, the other places blame elsewhere.

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I have no issue that you guys like tech raiding and you have the right.

But couple of incidents i know of happened when GOON members attacked alliances that are protected.

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