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  1. So I have to ask, because I understand your point. Do you not see the only reason you had traction for Vox was indeed the NPO? Proof of this exists in two forms: 1. You never did anything again regardless of oppression that rose to power. 2. People start speaking Vox again when the NPO makes moves some consider threatening (boggle). Regardless of what it means to you Nintenderek, I believe you are a mass minority. Since it has been so long I am not sure you can even, just by yourself, say what it means as if it is the only meaning/reason.
  2. I was. At this point with FARK/FAN it is what it is. We will simply adjust to motivate them.
  3. You go on next week Holton Yup Locke is one of very few people that side stepped well enough that he had me quiet a time or two o/ Locke
  4. Lusitan as you can imagine since you are reading my blog, it actually IS about my views and feelings. If that bothers you, you are reading the wrong thing, by choice no less. Remember you have the ultimate choice of NOT... yes NOT reading it.
  5. Okay SCY, that made me laugh
  6. Greatmagnus I agree completely
  7. War was hot and heavy and I watched DH and allies from my coalition spout insults and what have you left and right on the OWF. I wanted to rage and let them know what cowardly !@#$%^&* I found them to be. Then once again I stepped back and took a good long look. I heard everything my side was saying about it and I heard everything the other side was saying about it. Its funny even when I think about it now, the rage wasn't really about what was done - it was that it was done to me. I recognize when I first joined CN in 2006, I was a very different player and had no real concept of what CN was. I saw a nation simulator and really found the war part an afterthought. Short sighted on my part really. Even joining the Grey Council I was all about building my nation and avoiding the confrontation. My first days involved me arguing sovereignty with of all people.. the NPO (or its representatives). Even later as one of the founding knights of the OBR, we worked to grow for two reasons: 1. Nation growth for its raw reason of stats. 2. Nation growth for the power of deterrence. After taking the break I realized I was missing a good portion of the game. I looked at the war machine I liked and hated the most and in the end joined them. Here I am years later and I have a ton of wars under my belt. I am supposed to know how to build a nation, fight and navigate the political landscape as well as analyze actions and etc. I got !@#$@#$ jumped and outplayed (I, my alliance = same thing in this instance). It was then I realized it wasn't a true rage, I was actually ashamed. Ashamed I had done my part to let this happen. IO (at this point) or not surely there was something I could have done. I watched and listened to propaganda and shook my head. Didn't matter which side it was on, it was all bs and rather sickening. When Polar ended and our war continued however, I believed and bought into the "Everything must die" reason. I saw my Emperor was inactive and away. While all this was going on, we IO's were coming up with ideas, thoughts and discussions, yet nothing could come to final head, the final decision wasn't available. Certainly our Regent could make the call, but this was about war and current Emperor Cortath did not allow for blank checks, it had to be his call and if he wasn't there, it would wait. And it did wait, over and over again. The was only one known and agreed decision; we would heed the heads up we got and keep what we could in PM to ride this out, whatever that meant and took. I wanted to scream and stab someone at that point. I don't remember now who initiated the first talk of negotiations, but I remember hearing how it went. Oil and water, piss and fire. Yup, DH wanted us dead and everything with it. At that moment I started the rally cry "To the last pixel." By god if they wanted us dead, they would have to fight every single day to make it happen and nothing would be given for free. I personally didn't care about allies, my alliance was facing flat out oppression and if nothing else I would take as many of the attacking mother $%&@ers with me as possible. Emotions are strong like that, piss and vinegar all day. I don't remember what triggered it, but I seriously woke up one day and thought of two things; 1. Detuer Digniori. I have had it as a motto forever. It means "Let it be given to him who is worthy". 2. Shakespeare's Henry V, St. Crispin's Day. I knew there was an answer and a way to get this to a close. There was more (or rather less) behind the everything must die. Beyond the bravado is was just another war to measure epeens. The same song and dance played in this world day after day. Everyone was getting their asses kicked no matter how much bruhaha was being taunted. Umbrella was spending money like water and actually no one was fighting to end the world, just as no one was joining to stop the world from ending. Something just didn't smell logical and I decided it was high time I did something about it. The NPO government changes were now on the horizon as Cortath explained he would be stepping down, but we would wait until after the war. Per his previous decree, Mary would run the show, but now she had true ability to give the final answer. Finally internally things could settle down and we could move forward. While I intended this to cover more, its getting too long so I will continue it on another post in the next day or so.
  8. NPO did not lie about not entering the war. The fact that I have views and opinions during that time does not equate to then Emperor Cortath. They were, as I stated, my views. You can say "The Regent of the NPO said xxxx" however at the time I was an IO and the decision did not fall to me. I was made Regent in the middle of the war. I know you are having a hard time getting past one line and keeping things in the context in which they are written. I mean hell if I were you I might consider that as well considering in the end you blew your political wad making a !@#$% move that you are justifying out of paranoia. Its over, done with, deal with it. If you have to troll a blog that specifically stated they were thoughts, then I guess the guilt you have for acting the way you did is pretty strong. Let it go man, frankly I am sick of the stupid propaganda and soapbox dealings spilling from your mouth. I get your side, I even accept it: NPO was going to enter we have to pre-empt because its tactically sound. That lost validity the moment the Polar war ended and DH continued. But whatever, yeah yeah I got it great move the hell on. I am going to say it ONE MORE TIME: If...say it with me... IF our allies called, even tho we had no desire to enter, we were ready BUT... stay with me, I have a hard time believing we would not answer our allies. Stay on target now.... That final decision was not mine to make, it was only the Emperor. To say you are prepared and say you believe you would support your allies when requested is NOT... again NOT equal to NPO was going to enter. Now, I have tried being nice but you insist on being a !@#$ and grandstand, but I should expect no less from the group that in negotiations, AFTER asking us to write the terms (which we all agreed on) entered with "WE ARE THE VICTORS, WE WRITE THE TERMS! :fist slams desk: and then re-wrote them. But I will speak more on that in the second part of this series. Seriously Lusitan, remove your head from your fourth point of contact okay.
  9. If our allies entered, as I have stated, I seriously doubt we would have denied them. That would have been Cortath's call. If it was just to defend or help Polar we were not entering. That is what I am saying that is what I have said. You don't get to read just one line and take it in a context you like, take the whole. There are so many threads for you to debate, you really needed another here. Whatever. Search through a hundred thousand threads and find as many lines as you can to make you feel comfortable with you soapbox. I will sit here and just shake my head.
  10. Lusitan and really anyone; take it any way you want it. I said they would be my thoughts, they are my thoughts. I was sharing the dilemma in my thoughts and the situation. If anyone is looking for justification in their actions (on either side of the war) meh, there are better places for it.
  11. Neither, its the dual problem with the situation: No need or real cause to aid Polaris. If allies were in, we would honor our history and agreements with them. thus.. The decree of neutrality would have been moot for the OWF. The decree of neutrality would have been wrong in respect to our allies. There wasn't a whole lot that was black and white about this situation. If it were we would all agree and I wouldn't find a desire to share my views on it. Its funny you bring up something I was thinking of writing about the owf and how every decision has to be black and white and exclusive against any other decision. There is no world where such finite lines are drawn whenever people and emotions are involved. Sounds great from a soapbox but is really a disservice to whatever issue is at hand.
  12. A decree of neutrality would have been moot and frankly wrong. First we weren't actually Neutral and it would have put us at odds with those which we are and were close with. The fact remains if our direct allies were in our history with them and our trust in them would have caused us to go in, not the document we signed. Furthermore the OWF would have saw that and had a field day. In the end, nothing would have stopped the pre-empt. The only thing it would have served was bad PR for Doomhouse (which they did plenty of themselves). Bad PR for Doomhouse vs putting a strain on our friends is not the course we wanted to take, nor should have taken.
  13. Let me clarify, I think others used your Polar war as a gateway. When I start to ramble my phrasing falls apart.
  14. You seem to believe I am trying to say one is right over another and that isn't the case. I am stating what I have seen and my thoughts. Step back from your knowledge (or don't) and see it from a different set of eyes, that is all this is. Also if I thought VE directly orchestrated all of this, I would have said so on your forums directly.
  15. Azaghul: I purposely didn't put in a timeline because I am sure there is enough grey area to make new arguments add nausea. Also, not surprised
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