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I think what you mention is one of my favourite parts of the founding of NSO... seeing all these people fly towards him, forming a line and getting on their knees. It was laughable.

Of course NSO is totally different now (you would know), but it really was a cult of awful personality for a while.

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Cults of personality are always a terrible, terrible idea. But you'd have personal experience with that!

Heh. I'll admit the thought crossed my mind, and I considered mentioning it in my reply, but chose not too as it's a can of worms I don't usually enjoy opening. But hey, here we are! ;)

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Heh. I'll admit the thought crossed my mind, and I considered mentioning it in my reply, but chose not too as it's a can of worms I don't usually enjoy opening. But hey, here we are! ;)

Of course we're referencing ARES, where you and Joe Stupid battled Barix9's stranglehold over foreign policies regarding a certain Magnum "Tigga Please" Gundraw and yours truly.

And bleh, I just made this cheap one-lineras a retort to a cheap expansive wall of text

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Of course we're referencing ARES, where you and Joe Stupid battled Barix9's stranglehold over foreign policies regarding a certain Magnum "Tigga Please" Gundraw and yours truly.

And bleh, I just made this cheap one-lineras a retort to a cheap expansive wall of text

Wait, sorry what? When the $%&@ were you in ARES? I totally forget that that ever happened :mellow:

Edit: and yes, consider this a derailment of your blog post.

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Wait, sorry what? When the $%&@ were you in ARES? I totally forget that that ever happened :mellow:

Edit: and yes, consider this a derailment of your blog post.

I wasn't in ARES, I said "foreign policy" :P I was frequently banned from #ares for...I don't even remember. Probably some pretty minor stuff, since that's usually what I get banned for.

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I disliked NSO from the beginning for this reason exactly. But like the other comments in this thread they've definitely grown past their founding flaw in my opinion.

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In NSO, Moldavi declared war on a bunch of alliances thinking he could win another GPW. Didn't happen, and he stepped down as Emperor. He was a bit egotistical. For instance, the people that rebuilt NSO after like Lintwad (growth) and youwish (merges), were ignored by Moldavi. Moldavi thought that all credit for NSO's size and growth was due to him - even after he long stepped down as Emperor.

Working with him was unbearable because the propaganda that NPO put out about him after GPW never left his head.

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...propaganda that NPO put out about him after GPW never left his head.

Hahahaha, wasn't there a parade when he came out from where ever he dwells, and people twirled for pages discussing whether it was or wasn't the real Moldavi?

You think it's just propaganda that's filled the space between his ears? I had a respectfully long discussion with some member about the olden days and Moldavi. People talk him up. Plus he's probably getting kind of old, so he might have some of that "back in my day..." aura floating around him.

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Hahahaha, wasn't there a parade when he came out from where ever he dwells, and people twirled for pages discussing whether it was or wasn't the real Moldavi?

You think it's just propaganda that's filled the space between his ears? I had a respectfully long discussion with some member about the olden days and Moldavi. People talk him up. Plus he's probably getting kind of old, so he might have some of that "back in my day..." aura floating around him.

Yea, he had a really mythical status when he came back. Ridiculous numbers of people joined him. NPO had a dilemma because it was losing members and NSO didn't necessarily toe the same lines as them. After that, NPO started to play down his role in GPW and in NPO's history.

I don't know what's between his ears, but he was really prideful, which affected the alliance. The joke about sycophants was spot on. There were always a significant chunk of people to defend him from any criticism or alternatives. At least half the active membership, and more than that in government. That leads to bad decisions. Besides the declaring wars when you're losing thing, he had prior isolated NSO diplomatically. Lost allies, lost possible allies, alienated people on the same color, etc. It doesn't matter who you are, if you don't have opposition or take criticism, you will make bad decisions. After JFK had his Cuba fiasco, he made sure to have at least one person in the room disagree with him. Moldavi instead of that insulated himself and drove out people that disagreed. His old guard unfortunately did that with up and coming leaders still well after Moldavi was no longer Emperor.

There were people that thought he wasn't that great, but they simply talked in private. "No one's ever accused him of being humble," was the joke. As a leader, it's important to recognize the faceless numbers of people behind you that run wars and economics, and realize your own limitations.

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The joke about sycophants was spot on.

It wasn't a joke. the remaining members of NSO that have been there since the formation either just respected moldavi but didn't tripover his dick, or didn't really give a damn and thought the concept was cool.

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I love the reactionary propaganda.

You're cute if you think this is solely about you. You really are a treat. In reality world, most people don't give a decimal of a $%&@ about you.

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You're cute if you think this is solely about you. You really are a treat. In reality world, most people don't give a decimal of a $%&@ about you.

This isnt about me, its about whether NPO and NSO are like a loose cannon, with the old guard purged and no rudder on the ship. The captain can turn the wheel all he wants, but it means nothing without the rudder. A ship cannot lead a fleet if it cannot control its own destiny.

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This isnt about me, its about whether NPO and NSO are like a loose cannon, with the old guard purged and no rudder on the ship. The captain can turn the wheel all he wants, but it means nothing without the rudder. A ship cannot lead a fleet if it cannot control its own destiny.

And a !@#$%* poster like you can't type without a keyboard. Neither of these things are happening, though.

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It wasn't a joke. the remaining members of NSO that have been there since the formation either just respected moldavi but didn't tripover his dick, or didn't really give a damn and thought the concept was cool.

When did you join NSO btw?

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When did you join NSO btw?

He joined after bandwagoning with Mushqaeda and NSO protected him from paying reps for his terrorist attacks against peaceful neutrals.

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When did you join NSO btw?

About October

He joined after bandwagoning with Mushqaeda and NSO protected him from paying reps for his terrorist attacks against peaceful neutrals.

Nobody would have even said reps if not for your insistence that Rayvon/Hereno asked for your help in getting me peace

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