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  1. On 5/18/2020 at 2:07 AM, AlmightyGrub said:

    God you can be a !@#$%* sometimes.

    Which you like!

     

    On 5/18/2020 at 2:31 PM, Lord Windmark said:

    I think I get where your going with this,  and while your not wrong that its a different type of hoarding I dont think it applies in this situation. Like you can have a million NS and all the tech in the world but that can be taken from you. Casualties however, well thats something they can never take from you.

     

    Casualty pixels > All other pixels

    That casualties can't be destroyed, by itself, doesn't give them any special value, as preferences are personal. My point is just this: respect others' preferences while you practice your ones.

    (Furthermore, pointless pixels that can't be taken from you are still pointless!)


  2. I'd like to make the general point that casualties are just another kind of pixels. No doubt anyone is entitled to collect whatever flavour(s) of pixels, if any, they like, but to call anyone pixel hugger or hoarder while hugging or hoarding just another kind of pixels is... er... well, I guess you got the point.

     

    (If you really are curious: I don't fancy any particular kind of pixel. They're all horribly boring and pointless to me. I enjoy relationships, and saving my real time.)


  3. &lat=-69.99999999&lon=68 confirmed here as well.

     

    On the other hand, anathema, curse and eternal execration for my browser that "autonomously" decided to screw up my Base movement. I wish it to forever suffer and burn in the worst corner of software Inferno.

     

     

    (Or maybe not, as I still need it! :laugh:)


  4. On 4/27/2020 at 9:53 PM, kingzog said:

    Nah.

     

    I've made it clear for the last decade how I feel about CN. It's a garbage pile built on fraud.

     

    In 2009, when FAN's spies uncovered a huge NPO-sponsored cheating ring -- run by Bilrow, incidentally -- I took all their evidence to Admin, who did nothing.

     

    (To anyone reading this who continues to donate to CN: You're a chump.)

     

    NPO-sponsored! That can't be true!

    But seriously, a lot of (other) people did and still arguably does that (too). Collecting evidence is a waste of one's time as it gets systematically ignored.

     

    TBH CN is still good to chat with random people and to have a laugh from time to time, though. And it's the toy of Admin made available for free... in his shoes I wouldn't do it, but he's definitely entitled to let it be trashed.


  5. If you sell all your infrastructure, improvements and military your bills should become zero.

    1. Get money through Foreign Aid (e.g. sell tech, buyers usually pay upfront).

    2. Sell all your infra, improvements, military (don't care about Anarchy, you'll be fine).

    3. Pay your (zero) bills.

    4. After three days switch to a better government (probably Monarchy).

    5. After other seven days (ten days total), pay again your (zero) bills.

    6. Buy infra, improvements, military (get guidance on this). Collect taxes.

    7. Buy 100 tech (get guidance) and make a 100 tech Foreign Aid offer to each of the nations that sent you the money for it.

    8. When some withdraws the tech, buy 100 levels again and repeat #8.

    9. Etc.


  6. 17 hours ago, AlmightyGrub said:

     

    Poor Jerdge, still holding onto the fantasy that buying infra and tech means anything without the will to use it (for good or evil).  I understand those that prefer to be isolationist and rely entirely on the goodwill of others to respect their boundaries.  If GPA was remotely worth the effort I would have crippled your growth and driven your members away over a protracted period of time not unlike what happened with NADC.  You however posed no threat to me, I could not care less about raw NS grouped in one place.  You also failed to offend me consistently over the years, playing your role almost to perfection to the point I genuinely feel sorry for you/respect your position sufficiently.... for now.  However mere existence is not enough within this realm. 

     

    Playing SIM CITY is pointless, I can destroy your city (and mine) in no time, wiping years of effort away almost instantly.  Politics is the only point to being here, war is just a type of politics, the fact you don't like it is not now, nor has ever been, relevant to the machine. Just as I can not dictate what you do, you can not dictate how I choose to live my life.  The fact that our worlds intersect violently may not be your choice, hence you have no choice to play SIM CITY without consequence.

    Meaning is in the eye of the beholder. Stats were to be stockpiled to be used for the ends of their owners, not for your ends. Nobody was or is here to entertain you.

    Had you attacked the GPA when it was still functioning you would have paid it dearly, politically and military, for no political and military gain, which was by design and which is precisely why you didn't do it. Despite your occasional tough talk across literally more than a decade, in fact, you never showed up until the world was dead and the Agency had faded (for good reason!)

    You failed to deliver on your words and now it's too late, but be happy that it was for the good of Polar (as some of your alliance mates understood and, if still awake, understand). Also comfort yourself in the thought that you were in good company - or numerous at least - in being that ridiculously late.

     

    Talking of being late: your empty threats really arouse soft emotions in me. I don't feel fear or concern, only tenderness for you. I'll here explain why.

    Pacifica, the kernel of the political cluster you're attached to, started years ago to ammass millions of tech levels thanks to droves of NPCs. They weren't the first to do that, but they really engineered it to a very large scale. I don't even care if that allowed them to gain the virtually unbridgeable military advantage that their subjects apparently started crediting them of - you might have noticed how stable Oculus is - the more important effect it had in the long run was to render everything pointless.

    When having no qualms and resorting to any mean is all that it takes to become the top dog, what's the point of even playing the political game anymore? Politics was, while really not the only one, the main point to being here, when there were politics. For war to be a type of politics it needs to be determined by the honest effort of real people. When it's all about unfairness, lack of scruples and getting away with it, it's just paraphilia, being excited by a surrogate of the real thing. It's a subject for psychologists, definitely not a challenge for real people.

    You talk of meaning, goals, preferencs, choices and consequences, when the leaders of your political cluster are a major reason due to which everything but (maybe) talk has been rendered pointless, years and years ago. Look, you're there running through the war mechanics over and over - only against those you're allowed to, as the rule you live under is very strict - like it still meant something. It doesn't!

     

    You could attack that thing that I still control that is nominally a cyber nation. You could - in your words - "cripple the growth and drive away the members" of that ghost herd of long forgotten reveries that I kind of graze, that thing that is nominally collected under the GPA alliance affiliation. Do you think that I would care? All you could maybe achieve is to do me a favour.

     

    This reality is a fraud, we're left with grey dead ashes blowing through our fingers and into the wind, and some of your companions have been one of the major drives that had all of us end where we are. Whatever you think you can destroy has no meaning. The only thing left is what we're doing in this little place, on this board. It's talking.

    And that, you haven't the power nor the desire to destroy.


  7. On 4/11/2020 at 7:04 PM, anobubby said:

    BTW people asking why is what keeps Scientist employed looking for reason.

    I have to disagree on this, scientists want to know how, not why stuff happens.

     

    4 hours ago, anobubby said:
    622,356 Nations Simulated To Date  
     

    Sim city , neutral or  warmonger... Its your call so no one can say you must play this way because I do .... All are playing the way they want to.

    Listen, I've told the same thing to Grub more times than I can count and he never ever showed that he had gotten it. However he's a very intelligent individual, he knows it already, he just pretends otherwise because that's the attitude he wants to display.

    By any means continue to argue with him, by the way. I wish you to enjoy it as much as I do. (He too likes it, which incidentally negates his claim that war would be the only thing that gives meaning in/to this realm.)


  8. 18 hours ago, Morgaine said:

    [...] I have some experience being jumped by a larger alliance. [...]

    This is a bit of an understatement, IIRC anything about you.

     

    18 hours ago, Morgaine said:

    [...] You don't expand a war in which you are out-numbered by declaring on nations that are not engaging allies because they look easy. [...]

    It depends. Against Polar, probably not.


  9. 8 hours ago, AlmightyGrub said:

    If anyone can explain the dude who declared on me, self anarchied to 0 soldiers and then didn't attack, I will be truly grateful.

     

    War Reason: Stagger

    They've been attacking their other target from the air. With you, until now it looks like a turtle approach.

    I know that if it was me I'd be planning to nuke my adversary (if I could remember there's a war going on, that's it). You will probably know more by the time that war will be expired.


  10. 10 hours ago, AlmightyGrub said:

    [...] I used to pretend to care about what the larger community thought about what I was doing [...]

    In your defence I say that not even once I had the impression that you might have been really caring about what the larger community was thinking of your actions - not enough to influence them, anyway. You have always been very aggressive (Polar in general not always so much, TBH), it's a legitimate choice and one that you never really concealed.

     

    (I apologize if you find that this testimony also implies that your pretending was not convincing, and ultimately poor... let's say that you never put your spirit into it, and it showed.)


  11. 8 hours ago, Wilcroft said:

    Based on Mars, best guesses for the moon for April...

     

    Moon Lat Moon Lon Probability
    32 -73 50.58728%
    33 -73 32.24045%
    33 -72 17.17227%

     

    It's Lat=33, Lon=-72. (The other two give 99%.)

     

    URL Segment: &lat=33&lon=-72


  12. 3 hours ago, anobubby said:

    I see something different...I looked at the nation involved and see Bucky is outnumber and outsize with 3 attackers. All 3 attacker are stronger than he.   Bucky turtle strategy is understandable/wise in his current position what else can he do (looks like he exits his shell to bite back when he can). [...]

    It's at least 12 or 13 years that some of the people with the most nations and NS complain on this board that their adversaries "turtle", "don't fight back", "don't defend themselves" etc. I think that the concept of (and the whining about) "turtles" surfaced here in 2007 at the latest, and that since then it never failed to show up in occasion of any war, big or small. Every. Single. War... I SMH.

    My educated guess is that, if one bothered to look for old posts on the subject, it would be found that in most (but not all) cases the same individuals have been "turtling" (in the opinion of their adversaries of the moment) and they have also been complaining about "turtling", multiple times across their career, depending on the circumstances. Why does anyone still complain at all, then? I have no answer to this question, I only suggest that this boring whimpering is due more to frustration than to anything else.

    The sad truth is that in CN war has basically always been one sided, which in turn always provided the underdog with multiple reasons (psychological, tactical, strategical...) to "turtle". It's not that we (as "we in CN at large") are particularly bad in general (or are we, maybe just not about this issue specifically?), it's the war mechanics that work in that way: if you're weaker, fighting back with full force very rarely makes any sense.

     

    In short, IMO you're right but also you won't be listened to.

     

     

    3 hours ago, anobubby said:

    BTW Did your alliance come up with a good justification for this war. What did this alliance do to you or your allies.  I think CN and KoRT would like to see a good reason. 

    I'd rather say that CN wouldn't care even if it was still alive, and KoRT should know very well that no one among the powers that be care about justifications (good or bad).

    The OP seemed to indicate that this is a tech and land raid, anyway.


  13. 10 hours ago, AlmightyGrub said:

    So am I comrade.  So far it isn't looking great for me, only 1/2 fighting back, nukes only.  How can my soldiers give their lives for the greater good if no one will kill them.

    From a purely speculative point of view, one might (or should?) imagine that attacking people generally uninterested in war could (or probably, would) lead to this sad outcome.

    I'd bet that you weren't really looking for that kind of enjoyment in this venture, old friend.


  14. 11 hours ago, Stewie said:

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    Thrash may have won on most damage dealt, but I nearly won on Dealt/Recieved ratio...

     

    Alfer and Mike are too pro for me though :(

    General Kanabis having that many offensive wars in number and percentage, and that damage dealt/received ratio, scream of someone aggressive, indomitable and taking on bigger and tougher (than his one) nations.

    All in all they're excellent collective stats and a good show of combativeness, NG, but GK honestly shines a step above and ahead of everyone else IMO. No offense meant to anyone.

     


  15. 3 hours ago, Lyanna Mormont said:

    Because I'm a curious person, why is NpO hitting Kort?

    2 hours ago, Smitty256 said:

    I am equally as curious. 

    2 hours ago, Johnny Apocalypse said:

    (A reason would be nice too, Polar. As much as I enjoy wordplay some substance to sink our teeth into would be nice ;) )

     

     

    3 hours ago, Alexio15 said:

    [...]

    stealing their precious tech and land.

    [...] but the rewards were plentiful and riches beyond their wildest dreams. Thinking of the rewards to be had [...]

    [...] we want to storm Camelot and take its riches for ourselves. [...]

    [...] and take the riches for the great Polar Order. [...]

    Also:

    2 hours ago, Johnny Apocalypse said:

    [...]

    Low risk target. [...]

     

    It looks like a tech and land raid.

     

    Disclaimer: obviously I couldn't talk for Polar even if I bothered to.

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