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  1. Gopher!!! *bear hug* You're right that old players can get very little, if anything at all, from the game (in my opinion many could at least try to learn to be nicer, although basically no one can hope to get to Nicest Player level, which is your level). I don't expect anything anymore, personally, as you actually detected. Others are playing seriously, though, and maybe I can provide a very little help to slightly improve the way the game is played, which is the point of this thread. After all, you posted again: that is in itself enough a reward for this thread, at least in my opinion.
  2. If I had to mention only one individual with really an heavy and intimidating tone and presence, on top of really a great intelligence and political clout, courage and defiance, I'd probably choose Electron Sponge. No offence meant to anyone else, but only a very few (that I know of) aren't/weren't dwarfed in comparison, and none of those few is still in activity. (Full disclosure: for most of his career I definitely didn't like what ES was doing, basically every single darn time.)
  3. Without having read your suggestion, I think that the idea is worth to be added to the survey (it can be hard coded or politically enforced, in theory). (Because no, I didn't forget about this.)
  4. I was sure that your heart was in the right place: good show.
  5. I can imagine very few things I'd take more seriously than the drawings a child might want to show me. Things I could consider more urgent, a lot. Things I'd take as seriously, definitely some. But more seriously? Really, only a selected few. I quietly suggest that you might have picked the wrong metaphor.
  6. Beware, as the next step is reading older threads in the middle of the night while chuckling with yourself, for no other reason than to chuckle with yourself while you read old stuff in the middle of the night. If you find yourself doing it every night (I'm not there yet) for the love of god start playing some tank FPS instead, or anything.
  7. Thank you too, I didn't limit myself to the wiki but I also read some of the related threads/DoWs, now I have a much clearer idea of what this whole discussion is about.
  8. Thank you. On ballads and goblins, TBH I enjoy reading that stuff (am I a pervert?) although extorted artwork is rarely worth the effort. As such I'm happy that the term was dropped and that Tevron (I believe - thank you) wrote it himself nonetheless. I remember seeing it somewhere relatively recently, it was all but bad.
  9. Everyone please excuse my ignorance: that conflict you're now discussing, with the reps and everything, how did it come to start?
  10. What do you mean with "banks"? I thought that bank nations went out of fashion more than ten years ago. Have I been wrong all this time?
  11. Don't feel alone*, I think I comprehend you, on this. * Yes, I know you don't mind feeling it.
  12. Since I've been mentioned I'll interject myself to specify that I meant that the commentary over facts looked partisan, not that the facts relayed were fake. It's appropriate that I further specify that I didn't and I don't mean to say or to imply that said facts were genuine, either. I'm not going to explicitly or implicitly support either side, here. My comment was just to highlight the entertaining value of JA's publication, and to praise and thank him for it. Nothing more, nothing less.
  13. According to your recollection of it, was it only after their cease and desist letter had been ignored? Or with no prior warning?
  14. Just a brief note to say that I didn't forget about this, I'm just in vacancy and my activity (generally already not stellar, TBH) is slightly lower than usual. I'll get back to it at a later point.
  15. Nice reporting, as usual, JA. Obviously your point of view is strongly in favour of one side but that doesn't detract from the entertainment value of your issues: well done and again thank you for the fun.
  16. Nowadays nations not attended to are automatically placed in inactivity mode (basically: saved and removed from the game, they can be resumed upon logging in the game). IIRC this was established after 2011. AFAIK there's no backup of older nations, thus restoring your one is impossible and even the admin couldn't do it. You can create a new nation. While your previous progress is lost you should be able to get back to where you've been in 2011, relatively fast. You can also now be sure that your progress will be safe from deletion by inactivity. This may be non-ideal, but it's all you have.
  17. He's got eyes of the bluest skies As if they thought of rain I'd hate to look into those eyes And see an ounce of pain His oval head reminds me of a warm safe place Where as a child I'd hide And pray for the thunder and the rain To quietly pass me by Sweet child o' mine Sweet friend of mine Where do we go? Where do we go now? Where do we go?
  18. I didn't say that this stuff is valid - in fact I don't care about it - I said that, with your past behaviour (which you admitted to and apologized for, after having been caught red handed), you're among the people that should least go around commenting about what's true or false, like you were the final authority or some gospel of sorts. You're not credible, that's all my point.
  19. I have never considered you a buffoon, I tend to find it easy to respect what you say. Incidentally, according to my philosophy of life I should have written "those friends of him that also behaved as buffoons"... but I slipped.
  20. That behaviour from bros was really bad, in game shenanigans are OK and they can be really funny, but unethical behaviour as a RL webmaster is totally unacceptable. It's absurd that he still comes here to say what would be true or false, even expecting to be listened to by anyone that was around in those days (except maybe those friends of him that were buffoons as well). Just go away and don't come back, despicable crook.
  21. @Mogar - I am not sure that I get what you meant (in the locked thread). There's no reason to think that IC neutrals didn't donate to the game (in fact there were people who did it).
  22. I don't know if you're asking to me specifically - I guess you're not - however I'm not going to bother answering either way. As for the land stuff, the part about the providing party having to be on their way out is clearly absurd, and in no way it could be justified as a requirement. The staff never ever protected any nation from harm for any reason, they didn't even reimburse those that had been hit and damaged by gangs which were operating with illicitly amassed tech. The requirement you cite would have been utter bullcrap.
  23. I once reported myself, does that count? (I hadn't gone mad, it was half jokingly and because I had inadvertently grave-dug a thread, which I was asking to please lock.) More seriously, not reporting friends is compatible with reporting people indifferent to you without IC second reasons. We're way off topic anyway, and this issue is boring, thus I'll stop here.
  24. I more or less agree, except where you said that "we all used to use the mods as a weapon". Not everyone (of those that actively filed reports) did that, I know for certain of at least one player doing it 100% honestly.
  25. I know that it's not what you meant to write, but still... This made me smile. Years ago a Mod told me that Pacifica was controlling the Mod team (by means of having many Mods among their members). Bear in mind that it was their own personal individual opinion, that I was never shown any evidence or document, thus this is basically hearsay. You'll also have to decide if I can be trusted. Nonetheless, I know for a fact that the WTF used to DoW on their inactive members, and AFAIK they never suffered any serious consequences for it. After pages of unchecked discussion of cheating and Mod bias, we can probably conclude that the staff almost completely abandoned this ship some time ago. I actually expect them to pop up sooner or later, though. It would be nice if they did something (anything) to keep this board a minimum tidy, in fact, but years of death wishes, harassment and abuse, racist, discriminatory and hate-inciting comments with little to no consequence convinced me not to hold my breath. It indeed is against the rules, there are precedents about it. Although, well, see above about rules enforcement. (It has to be said that stuff must be reported first, for rules to be enforced.) (I might add that I stopped reporting because the Mod team is as responsive as a ghost town.)
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