I am a newbie and I have no idea what I am doing and I've made on NSO and one Olympus surrender.
This past week, Sirwilliam produced a check-in google doc which contained a space for members to voice their opinions regarding the war. The response was overwhelming. The majority of the alliance has already weighed in, and here are some of the choice quotes, which will be anonymous. If any GOONS reading this want to claim their quote, go for it.
A lot of it boiled down to this:
"It was a lot more fun before 2 nuclear capable nations declared on me. I went from 9.5K nation strength to 1.2K strength (and declining). But I've been getting aid and rebuilding will probably happen quickly, so it's all good."
even more of it boiled down to this:
"It was cool, but all my targets were good. And I got piled. But pixels are lulzy, so I don't care that much."
But sadly, there was a lot of dismay within the goons ranks:
"Its ok but not the opponents aren't doing much, so it ends up being somewhat uneventful once you declare and anarchy your offensive war opponents. Everything on our end is going very smoothly and I feel that we have a lot of support and coordination on this side."
It failed to live up to some expectations:
"I think we need some better opponents, these guys are dull and uninvolved with banter and ****, **** them"
"Two of my targets are going to delete. This war is boring and I need cash to pay my bills.
Also, nuke sard."
"Not enough competent enemies..."
"Need more targets"
"I cant declare on more then 3 targets? this is bull****"
"Having a blast, only damper is NPOs incredibly boring strategy of buying abloslutely nothing, and spying away money. I think they're betting on us having less money than them."
"NPO/NSO are worst war playmates ever."
"This war is quite literally the best thing about CN. Also, NPO are useless."
But overall, a good time was had by all:
""quite a bit" does not cover it.
Aid and nukes fall from the sky and I am loving this ****! Send down more NPO."
"Enjoying the war. Opponents at my level (high Aspie, low BYOB) are pretty disappointing. Haven't been in anarchy yet, accepted one round of aid ($15M, thanks) and have been feeding off targets otherwise.
Tried trolling NPO/Legion to get more defensive wars but that didn't work. I've given up on them. Enemies aren't surrendering/accepting terms so I'm willing to keep putting them in anarchy and eroding their nations.
Just DoW'd and attacked a nuke-capable target, so hopefully things will get more interesting."
"37 of my nukes have sailed directly into the enemy's collective anus, so I am a happy camper."
The overall opinion of the war has been overwhelming positive, proving once again the strength of the GOONS warrior spirit.
So to those who expected us to break and surrender: really? You really expected GOONS to surrender in the face of so much entertaining war? If your aim was to force us to surrender, you have made a grave miscalculation, because it is not war that kills us, it is lack of war. War feeds us, grows our community. If you'll glance over at our applicant AA, you'll see how your mistake was far graver than you could possibly imagine. When we have rebuilt, we will be far, far stronger than we we were at the onset of the war.