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The Status Quo

Homeboy

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Dear Friends,

This blog entry is to open a discussion with the community on the state affairs of the game. I have played this game far longer than i ever expected and will probably continue to do so until I see no need to continue. When I first created this nation I was eager to grow and become a powerful nation; which in my own respect, I believe I am there. Every so often during the years of my growth, a war would come along and stymie my growth. But I cherished these moments. For me the game was never of political domination, it was about blowing stuff up. I, like many others wonder, what else is there to do? I have grown to a fair point that at this point, anymore growth is surely for boredom and to see if I can attain anything else. I applaud all of you who take risk and enjoy the game. What I wish to ask you all are the following questions:

What keeps you going?
If your nation deleted would you be back?
Are you awaiting a global war? And if so, would you prefer a curve stomp or a fair bout?
How are you staying entertained in this game?
Is the treaty web why we are here? How would you change it?



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What keeps you going? Friendships
If your nation deleted would you be back? My nation's statistics are irrelevant, it'd just be a matter of spending another 3 years buying up wonders again that would be a bit frusterating, but if it meant we returned to similar numbers as peak, I'd be more than happy to waste the 3 years.
Are you awaiting a global war? And if so, would you prefer a curve stomp or a fair bout? Of course, a fair fight would be a wonderful change of pace for the past 8 years.
How are you staying entertained in this game? IRC
Is the treaty web why we are here? How would you change it? We're in the current situation because preserving your pixels is more valuable to alliance leaders than actually trying for revenge upon those who wronged you previously. It's impossible to change, Pixels > Friends.

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What keeps you going? It's habit at this point, and atm I have no reason I can't sign on talk on IRC, or manage my nation at least every few days.
If your nation deleted would you be back? No
Are you awaiting a global war? And if so, would you prefer a curve stomp or a fair bout? A fair fight would be most entertaining to watch and be apart of, of course. However that means that's the only option for those in "control" right now, because no one would take a huge risk when they don't have to and can play the long game to "win."
How are you staying entertained in this game? The game does nothing for me, honestly. It's getting worse and worse. I still sign on because I enjoy the people I'm in an alliance with, and a few outside of it.
Is the treaty web why we are here? How would you change it? The treaty web is a symptom of players not having any initiative to do anything. There's only a handful of alliances who try to be "movers and shakers," while everyone else is fine just waiting for the Global War to pop up. If everyone was shooting to win the game, it could get fun. If everyone played for a certain set of principles, the game could get fun. But now, we just get to sit and watch Umbrella, NPO, and Doom do whatever because they're the only ones who really seem to play.

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What keeps you going?
Been here forever so habit/know a lot of the community.

If your nation deleted would you be back?
Yes, and it was deleted once in the year just before Admin added the inactivity mode. I never cared that much about growing my nation, I wanted to be a leader in an alliance. In the roughly 9 years I've been here, I've only NOT been in gov a few months. (not including a few stints of inactivity where I wasn't playing)

Are you awaiting a global war? And if so, would you prefer a curve stomp or a fair bout?
A fair bout would be nice but I don't want to see allies fighting allies.

How are you staying entertained in this game?

Trolling UPN & arguing with moralists

Is the treaty web why we are here? How would you change it?

Yes it is. Before so many treaties, thing were much more interesting. I would limit the number of treaties each alliance could have if I could.

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What keeps you going? Friends and TE
If your nation deleted would you be back? Possibly. Depends on RL stuff mostly.
Are you awaiting a global war? And if so, would you prefer a curve stomp or a fair bout? World wars are inevitable in this game, prefer a fair fight.
How are you staying entertained in this game? IRC and TE.
Is the treaty web why we are here? How would you change it? No, and I don't know.

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What keeps you going? Not sure. I guess I just like the game / alliance participation.
If your nation deleted would you be back? I don't know. Possibly not though.
Are you awaiting a global war? And if so, would you prefer a curve stomp or a fair bout? Not really. TE scratches that war itch quite well for me so SE war ::shrugs::
How are you staying entertained in this game? Active within alliance and TE nukes :)
Is the treaty web why we are here? How would you change it? I don't know.

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