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  2. Buds The Man

    The Amazing Casualties Race

    What no love for me anymore KI. I am crushed.
  3. King Irwin

    The Amazing Casualties Race

    Well you've still got a ways to go to make it to the top 50!
  4. Yesterday
  5. Maelstrom Vortex

    Transdimensional Invasion

    Approaching the Council The room was filled with the representatives of many races, sexes, and origins; from many planes of existence,. These persons had migrated to or become citizens of, by choice or by conquest, the Dragon Empire of Dragonisia (or so that was what the bipedal races called it). It smelled of sweet steam, the usage of e-cigarettes in the main building was not forbidden and about a third of the Council of 42 members still smoked. Snifters of wine or soda and documents littered their desks. They had been addressing the daily affairs of the state, allocations for defense and domestic spending. Local disputes between provinces over the use of sectors of land on shared borders. There was a slight din in the air as a gold Dragonborn from Faerun took to the podiums. Sentry, the gilded head of council, spoke to his peers in Eliert Erdoten.. also known as High Imperial Dragon language, "We enter grave times with the radiation of past wars having left much of Bob fallow. It's nations flee what is becoming an increasingly stale existence.. whether by simple inability to grow in its environs, or due to fear of the hegemony to which we have bound our selves. The prior concerns are already affecting our economy as each day the price of food commodities among unpolluted produce rises. We are headed towards an unsustainable state unless Bob manages to somehow save itself through natural cycle or act of Admin. We fortunately have an outpost on Orbis, if all else fails, that continues to expand. However, it may not be enough to account for all citizens in the Empire. In that line we have commissioned a search for new worlds, parallel universe, planes, or planets where we may make our presence known in relative safety, Our Emperor has a report today on its progress. Without further delay, his Majesty." The anthem for Dragonisia played as the Emperor, in his khuitit form.. wearing black duster, blue formal shirt with gilded star on its center, blue pants, black belt and golden chains walked down the middle walkway towards the Podium. He almost never wore truly formal attire to any event, but he still wore the many symbols of his people, including the chains of imperial responsibility. Enchanted flintlocks rest in holsters on his hip. He was the only entity who was not disarmed before entering the council chambers. This was only due to the assassination of his vizier on the chamber floors many years past using a mere pencil. He was escorted by the Imperial Guard, a mix of races though primarily Eilert He stood before the council, and the press had been forbidden to cover this particular address until the matter had been settled, "Representatives of Dragonisia, as many of you know when I first came to Bob.. I did so with a knowledge of the planes and inter-planar portals as developed by my father with the aid of gnomes upon the world of Istaria. This technology has allowed us opportunities most nations have not had the blessing to enjoy. We have spanned as many as.. " He actually had to stop to count a moment in his head, it was not a pre-scripted speech, "six worlds. One abandoned, one so heavily exploited nothing was left but crumbs, one lost to the dragon wars caused by the native dragons of that world.. Now we reside on two. For me, two is insufficient to guarantee our survival. In our efforts, the portal team has discovered a new viable earth variant, like Bob. We have designated it MC-42, after the name of the city in which the portal was first opened.. and the last two characters of the parallel universe subset to which it belonged. The world is healthy... full of life.. and like my world of origin, Istaria, is full of magic." At the mention of magic, the Helian members of the council began to murmur for they had been out of touch with the primal forces of nature for so very long it could not help but cause intrigue. "Feel free to ask questions in pauses as I give this report, if you need." The murmur rose to loud conversation, but non one directly addressed Maelstrom Sentry slammed the gavel at his desk a few times, "Order, we will have order as the Emperor Speaks!" Maelstrom continued as silence fell, "It is well defended by a good and noble people who have eagerly shared with me descriptions of its political climate, history, woes, and triumphs. It is not a perfect world by any means, but for now it is better than what we have." A dwarf named Flint on the defense subcommittee stood abruptly and spoke up in shock, "You've been there already?! Ye went alone?! Are you out of your mind?! You can't take those kind of risks the people will be in turmoil if you were harmed or killed! The fact you went alone could cause some distress at your recklessness!." Sentry slammed the gavel a few times as the out burst once again stirred emotions through the chamber. "Right honorable councilman," Maelstrom politely addressed his critic, "We pre-screened and sampled the world's fauna, flora, and micro-biome before I departed. We assessed its political environment, its culture, and verified the languages it most commonly used via remote survey. Fortunately, the dominant language is strikingly similar to Bob's variant of English. I do not take unnecessary risks and I felt this was something I must do personally due to the delicate diplomatic state of affairs when encountering these parallel entities. I am well traveled of the many worlds and planes and it made me most suited to this task. There are none in our forces who have traveled the planes as I have. It had to be done this way." The explanation seemed for the moment to placate Flint, who was re-known as a firebrand politician. With a bit of a sigh Maelstrom resumed his report, "Most of this world is already populated, but the technology for moon colonies and bases are not beyond its people and some have been abandoned since its version of a cold war. The Russian government of this world is seeking to sell an old moon base at auction. There are a number of private and state enterprises who have demonstrated interest. I propose we open embassies to this realm, establish formal diplomatic relations, and buy that base. The people there are not surprised, shocked, or impressed by inter-dimensional, parallel, or planar travel. They have witnessed it all. I suspect, MC-42 is a dimensional nexus of a sort. They're generally open to relations with extra-planar governments and entities." A Githyank councilman, who had migrated from the planes observed, "It sounds like the city of doors made-over." Maelstrom nodded to Sirruth, "I cannot discount that comparison. The entities here are of such power that they are what other world's inhabitants might consider gods. Some even claim to be actual gods or servants thereof. In my time there I even met a servant of Bahamut named Allastor. I intend to get to know him and his history better. I am not sure how he came to that world as of yet.. but it clearly shows this world is plane touched already. It is because of those facts we need to start recruiting the powered entities of those planes to facilitate the protection of the Empire and its cause to spread Order and Peace to any reality which it touches. The aides are handing out to you my plan for this incursion. If the council approves we will move on it within the week." The 50 page document was passed around. In summary, it laid out a plan to inhabit the moon and procure land on the other world via purchase and if necessary use the world's extremely high level of magic, technology, and powered beings to fabricate demi-planes for the Empire's citizens to occupy. It budgeted the cost of one moon base and four 20 MT nuclear meteor/asteroid interceptors to protect it that the Russians would be asked to supply with the base. It would be paid for in the universal currency.. gold. The council would convene and reconvene for days discussing the ambitious scope of the plans. Maelstrom, in the meantime, planned to continue his scouting expeditions fairly certain of his safety on that world.
  6. LJ Scott

    Slow, but still kickin'

    A wiser man might have recalled where ghost declarations originated and noted the inkling of irony...
  7. AlmightyGrub

    Wait, I thought he already deleted...

    Farewell mate.
  8. Wayne World

    Up-declare madness

    OK Old Fart here confused DEF1 vs Sexy Gladiators Sexy Gladiators vs Pack and NlON Iron vs DF1 SOOOO ITS DF1 and the Pack with NLON VS Iron and the Glad boys who does that leave for me
  9. Maelstrom Vortex

    A Farewell to Arms

    The micros are teasing my nostrils with their low level smoldering fighting.
  10. Maelstrom Vortex

    Slow, but still kickin'

    *slowly opens a sleepy eye.. sniffs..* Is that napalm? Great, now I'm hungry.. I'll never get back to sleep.
  11. Lady Red

    A Farewell to Arms

    I would take it as a kindness if someone would try though.
  12. Last week
  13. Tiberius

    Slow, but still kickin'

    Oh look it's the return of Methrage
  14. Joseph Black

    The Fellowship of the Wolves

    Howl! Be part of the pack or be part of the prey, which will you choose?
  15. Joseph Black

    COBRA WANTS YOU!

    Friendly bump from your friend in the freehold of the weenies
  16. Ethereum

    Slow, but still kickin'

    There have been DoWs accompanied by Zero in-game declarations before, so I don’t think the DoW was bad. Had pictures & all. Good luck.
  17. ALFERALFER

    Moon Hotspot

    MANY THANKS TO SOMERANDOMGUY
  18. mmansfield68

    Slow, but still kickin'

    Best DoW on these boards in a very, very long time. All of the qualities of a sound, fun and informative DoW without all of the unnecessary fluff, pomp and circumstance. Bravo, Red Asses, Godspeed! o/
  19. Tygaland

    Wait, I thought he already deleted...

    Adios, Chairman Hal. We rarely agreed on anything in-game but it is, after all, just a game. All the best post-CN.
  20. Ethereum

    Wait, I thought he already deleted...

    I think whether the games shuts down will depend on if the cost to keep it going is higher than the cost of hosting. I remember speaking with one player maybe a year back who asked me what I imagined doing in CN 10 years. Forgot exactly what I said, but probably that I doubt the servers would still be running 10 years from then. (I didn’t think I’d still be playing a year from then even.) He wanted to eventually rule the world; become the hegemony as his long term dream in CN. His nation wasn’t even nuclear capable & he wasn’t the leader of his alliance even. Although if everyone experienced & holding on power now give up, maybe small fries like him will inherit the Planet someday. Thinking over long periods like that means people nobody knows about now & who never had much power in CN, eventually might.
  21. Monster

    Wait, I thought he already deleted...

    It being here isn't significant. Barely anyone is ever on the forums and there's very little in-game activity. It's solely propped up by people googling nation simulator when something happens politically IRL. Most admins of similar games shut their games down before they got to this point. Just a different standard. The only reason admin is keeping it around is because it's not losing him money and it's a sentimental attachment. It has been dead for a long time. I would be surprised if it's around in 10 years with more than a couple hundred players unless some people get really stubborn with the psychological attachment. admin has benefited from people just not being able to let go but the time is approaching where more and more will just start forgetting about it. It's been several years now and he doesn't seem concerned in the slighest and doesn't want to do an app.
  22. Ethereum

    Wait, I thought he already deleted...

    There are many points in time old players have quit deciding the game is done & them having the same valid points on lack of updates/shrinking player base. For different people its different points they gave up & decided to burn down as much as possible on their way out. However despite how few people from the old days are still active, the game is still here many years past when many of us considered it dead. So the game will never be what it used to & nobody can remain motivated forever to keep trying in a game like this. Although wouldn't surprise me if 10 years from now, the game is still going on with a very different political landscape & mostly the only old players still around are those who check in when they're bored every once in while; despite having decided they were done with the game many times before. So you're right on entropy & lack of enthusiasm from admin meaning eventually the game will be dead completely (Nothing lasts forever). Although I don't see a big difference in how dead the game is now compare to 1, 2, 3, 4 or even 5 years ago. Right now isn't particularly special compare to all the other times people have proclaimed it dead or dying. Also I think an interesting way Admin could maybe revitalize it later is if he makes another persistent world where people start from scratch & later updates the space exploration features where the two worlds can interact. He's went long periods of time without updates before, only to suddenly get a burst of motivation. Like when he added the Navy, Spies, Generals, etc. Creating a new persistent world would attract a lot of new players, especially if its created for another platform; such as the Android & iOS App Stores. Right now I don't think anyone expects Admin to put that kind of effort into the game, but the passage of time can change things & it would bring a lot players back if there was a interesting update like that. Another world would allow the physics & coding to be different in areas where the current setup has shown not to be ideal; while also similar enough he doesn't need to create a new game from scratch.
  23. Joseph Black

    The IRON Kingdoms

    Mr. Wes, Indeed it did.
  24. Lysergide

    Wait, I thought he already deleted...

    Non Grata wins again.
  25. Horus Lytton

    While you guys war.....

    What you said earlier was: You should realize that after my explanation, it wasn't because people refused to partake. It's obvious he didn't allow the opportunities to do so. What this is saying here is that this is an impossibility because of his part, and he chose to blame people for it. He even explicitly decided people wouldn't even step up even with a power vacuum, rather than actually proving it. Instead, he decided a preemptive vote to dissolve the alliance was more in order.
  26. Tevron

    While you guys war.....

    And that's still my point.
  27. Horus Lytton

    While you guys war.....

    He was hogging the position of president simply because he's always elected to do so with almost no worthy competition. Refusing to step down prevents fresh blood from replacing the Gov. That's why no one could step up. The people did exist, but they never got the votes. So the government remains more of the same, and if it couldn't improve, how does one expect that things will improve if people couldn't step up because of their failures? I in hindsight thought he could have stepped down, because in his role and power, was powerless to do better about the circumstances because if his obvious complaint of his lack if being able to motivate people. That was why I suggested it, since he doesn't fairly bring real competition to the table and capable of being on that level, let alone consider the contributions it would give. You cannot blame the members of the alliance because of the gov's clear failures to be satisfied with the way they run the show.
  28. Monster

    While you guys war.....

    Yeah, I'm not sure why he would turn over power to people not willing to step up before. It has nothing to do with someone's quality as a leader if they disband the alliance. A leader that clings to a dead alliance is much worse than one that disbands it. Sometimes thing are well past their time and it's an issue with this game that people cling too much to old identities.
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