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So, the other night....


Ashoka the Great

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....I was having a chat with Electron Sponge. Yes, that Electron Sponge.

It was a very pleasant conversation, actually. In it he made some rather flattering comments about Nordreich. (I wish I had saved logs in order to present them exactly as he said them, but alas....I almost never save logs. I did copy and paste some of the highlights in a private NoR military channel, so perhaps they exist somewhere out there in the ether.)

First, Sponge said that Nordreich was always a dependable ally. Of course I appreciated that.

Then he said that Nordreich got "all 'Dr. Strangelove'" in times of war; that we were all "

" this and "
"1 that. He explained that he didn't mean the former in any kind of pejorative sense. Rather, he was trying to convey that from what he'd seen, Nordreich was one of the very few alliances out there that did nothing other than prepare for war.

He was right, of course.2

There are few greater sins in Nordreich than being ill-prepared for war. Our members are required to check in at least once a month. They are ordered to obtain military improvements based on certain benchmarks.3 There are penalties for consistently failing to measure up to Nordreich's admittedly-high standards, and said penalties can be quite severe indeed.

A few days ago, and in light of recent events, Nordreich's members were asked to report in as soon as possible. It is testament to our preparedness that nearly half the alliance had reported in within six hours; nearly all had reported in within twenty-four.

We are locked and loaded. We are ready.

Sadly, I am not privy to those high-level discussions between our Kaiser, Kronprinz, Commander-in-Chief and Foreign Minister regarding when and where Nordreich will be deployed.

What I do know is that when the time comes, our adversaries will learn what it means to watch the sun rise at midnight.

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1. Yes, that clip of Dr. Strangelove has in fact been dubbed in German. That adds to its awesomeness.

2. At this point Sponge would interject and say, "I'm always right." Since he's unlikely to stop by for a visit to this humble blog, I have done it for him.

3. Consider for a moment that we have a grand total of three members over 20K NS who are not nuclear-capable.

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It was a very pleasant conversation, actually.

After ~2 years of disliking Sponge based on the UjW and seeing his posting, I was pretty floored by what a pleasant man Sponge is.

There are penalties for consistently failing to measure up to Nordreich's admittedly-high standards, and said penalties can be quite severe indeed.

We just bumped a guy from the Temple of Justice in part for refusing to take part in audits. I suggested he join VE, it was the most severe penalty I could think of. (He did, they rejected him :S)

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NoR has been one of the greatest allies an alliance could ever hope to have in all incarnations (including NoV), and I mean that. I may have told this story before, or I may have not, I am not sure, but prior to the UjW I insisted that the NPO drop most of its allies. GOONS, \m/, Valhalla, and the other ones that were plotting against us or otherwise just plain unreliable and fair weather. I insisted on keeping only a core group of truly trustworthy alliances, of which NoR was among. It was their loss when they picked TPF over you.

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I admit that I am impressed by your exceptional military. In comparison, my alliance sucks at war. Our guys generally can't cba to show up unless there's fighting to do. Then they attack as many targets as possible to reach anarchy faster (they are stoned too!!!). And then they just don't want to stop fighting, so that they can stay in anarchy the longest possible. This is why our history is full of defeats while yours is so full of victories I guess. Reading about your military history, I couldn't find a single defeat in early NoR's history. It's all victories. Then there are no defeats in the reformed NoR's history either. You are so proud warriors, that you only faced defeat once (as NoV), and you immediately turned the other way and disbanded to avoid this disgrace.

Any alliance leader should want an alliance like yours as an ally. If nothing else, upon seeing you at the battlefield, people can be sure that they are on the winning side :).

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I admit that I am impressed by your exceptional military. In comparison, my alliance sucks at war. Our guys generally can't cba to show up unless there's fighting to do. Then they attack as many targets as possible to reach anarchy faster (they are stoned too!!!). And then they just don't want to stop fighting, so that they can stay in anarchy the longest possible. This is why our history is full of defeats while yours is so full of victories I guess. Reading about your military history, I couldn't find a single defeat in early NoR's history. It's all victories. Then there are no defeats in the reformed NoR's history either. You are so proud warriors, that you only faced defeat once (as NoV), and you immediately turned the other way and disbanded to avoid this disgrace.

Any alliance leader should want an alliance like yours as an ally. If nothing else, upon seeing you at the battlefield, people can be sure that they are on the winning side :).

It's not about winning nor losing. It's about fighting to the death for your friends. I know OTS would fight far past their grave for NoR.

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It's not about winning nor losing. It's about fighting to the death for your friends. I know OTS would fight far past their grave for NoR.

I guess I was too subtile. The question after reading NoR's history is whether NoR would do the same for you :smug: .

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They are ordered to obtain military improvements based on certain benchmarks.3

I think you mean wonders ;)

Also I think most military alliances have those check ins every month. You guys are certainly one of the stronger AA's out there pound for pound.

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You clearly have no idea what you're talking about.

History has already been the judge of what I 'm saying. Let the present war be too. Let's wait and see whether NoR enters this war, in which manner, and in which manner it quits. Nothing to argue about. Just waiting.

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History has already been the judge of what I 'm saying. Let the present war be too. Let's wait and see whether NoR enters this war, in which manner, and in which manner it quits. Nothing to argue about. Just waiting.

You're in LSF. Go away.

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I have lots of respect for Nordreich and I say this as an old enemy of your alliance who has crossed swords with you guys in the past. while there may not be a love-fest between the CN left and yourselves, some of us on the left who fought you guys in the old days do truly miss the real rivalry we once had. If I ever get to face Nordreich on the field of battle again I would consider it a real honor.

Nordreich, I Salute you.

It's not about winning nor losing. It's about fighting to the death for your friends. I know OTS would fight far past their grave for NoR.

Trikoupis was commenting and commending Nordreich not OTS, I fail to see why you would interject in such a manner seeing as the post in question has nothing to do with OTS whatsoever :mellow:

You're in LSF. Go away.

heh and thats the best you can do? very poor indeed :rolleyes:

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Trikoupis was commenting and commending Nordreich not OTS, I fail to see why you would interject in such a manner seeing as the post in question has nothing to do with OTS whatsoever :mellow:

heh and thats the best you can do? very poor indeed :rolleyes:

tbh, I saw him as a noob. I was just explaining to him that it's not about win or lose. It's about dying with your brother. Maybe I'm like you when it comes to sarcasm...

Not at all. However, is that what LSF deserves? Yes and then some.

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History has already been the judge of what I 'm saying. Let the present war be too. Let's wait and see whether NoR enters this war, in which manner, and in which manner it quits. Nothing to argue about. Just waiting.

Considering the OOC rubbish TPF was throwing against NoV, I can hardly blame them. Most of them didn't surrender so much as they did delete. Many came back and provided support for Vox. But bah. Some people are incapable of letting go of their petty grudges.

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Considering the OOC rubbish TPF was throwing against NoV, I can hardly blame them. Most of them didn't surrender so much as they did delete. Many came back and provided support for Vox. But bah. Some people are incapable of letting go of their petty grudges.

LSF and NoR are not seperated by "petty grudges" little man.

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LSF and NoR are not seperated by "petty grudges" little man.

Little man? My doesn't someone think highly of himself. Also, yes, the grudge held by LSF is quite petty. NoR is a completely new alliance these days.

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Little man? My doesn't someone think highly of himself. Also, yes, the grudge held by LSF is quite petty. NoR is a completely new alliance these days.

i do not consider myself great. i am not arrogant or dellusional.

however i have always considered you to be little. i remember what you used to be, your IO days and all that. i still remember that crap you tried to pull in GATO during GATO-1V. it felt great to roll your tiny nation while i was in IRON after i re-rolled. people dont change. you haven't changed. you're still a little man presenting himself as great.

NoR hasn't really changed either. personally i dont have any problems with them. i dont want war against them or anything, just to avoid them. They can live in their circle and we can live in ours. but that doesnt mean that the differences between NoR and LSF are "petty".

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i do not consider myself great. i am not arrogant or dellusional.

however i have always considered you to be little. i remember what you used to be, your IO days and all that. i still remember that crap you tried to pull in GATO during GATO-1V. it felt great to roll your tiny nation while i was in IRON after i re-rolled. people dont change. you haven't changed. you're still a little man presenting himself as great.

NoR hasn't really changed either. personally i dont have any problems with them. i dont want war against them or anything, just to avoid them. They can live in their circle and we can live in ours. but that doesnt mean that the differences between NoR and LSF are "petty".

First, I was never an IO. I was high command though, which during that time I did occasionally succeed in helping others. I gave Legion nations permission to defend themselves after GWIII, which although is not much, is a lot more than anyone else in the NPO would allow. Furthermore, I at times succeeded in getting some of our nations to defend FAN, although my efforts to do more were often thwarted by my superiors.

Second, I came clean about my attempt to coup GATO and instead worked to help it towards peace, although my efforts did prove futile. I'll admit I was an antagonist in NPO, and I do not repent, for I was never unusually cruel or sadistic. When others crossed a line, a line that never should have been crossed, I was among the first to take a stand. For months it was only me, Starfox, and one other guy doing anything to stand up to the NPO. You on the other hand sat in your AA and complained in private, or rather, kept your muttering of discontent to yourself while proudly touting IRON's party line in public (yes, I remember that).

Lastly, I am one of the few truly consistent people here. I may be a jerk at times, but I have a code and values which I have held and will always continue to hold. I do not change and become abusive because I somehow get power, nor do I become submissive and hide my true thoughts because I fall out. The same cannot be said for most of the rest of your two-faced cowards.

As for NoR, think what you will. I'll take comfort in knowing that those of us who aren't blindly holding onto the past know better.

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I remember when Norden Verein got hit, man that pissed me off. I had supported you all openly against TGE and Int at the time, and wasn't a big fan of Slayer either. I remember joining their channel and saying that this won't be an easy fight for TPF/Int/TGE, because you guys could fight. The sad thing is many like me, who supported you publicly, were too afraid to stand up for you like we should have. Often times as hard as it is to admit, it's much easier to be like Sparta and not care only obeying and answering to whoever's in power.

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I remember when Norden Verein got hit, man that pissed me off. I had supported you all openly against TGE and Int at the time, and wasn't a big fan of Slayer either. I remember joining their channel and saying that this won't be an easy fight for TPF/Int/TGE, because you guys could fight. The sad thing is many like me, who supported you publicly, were too afraid to stand up for you like we should have. Often times as hard as it is to admit, it's much easier to be like Sparta and not care only obeying and answering to whoever's in power.

You should have joined one of the Hanseatic League or Brotherhood alliances. Or both :smug:

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I remember when Norden Verein got hit, man that pissed me off. I had supported you all openly against TGE and Int at the time, and wasn't a big fan of Slayer either. I remember joining their channel and saying that this won't be an easy fight for TPF/Int/TGE, because you guys could fight. The sad thing is many like me, who supported you publicly, were too afraid to stand up for you like we should have. Often times as hard as it is to admit, it's much easier to be like Sparta and not care only obeying and answering to whoever's in power.

I can see that you don't remember it quite that well then. For example, INT didn't even exist when NoV was rolled and none of it's predecessors took directly part in the rolling. I wish we would had though, the fewer nazis the better :ehm:

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