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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. 6 hours ago, Mogar said:

    Reflecting upon this that is something I can entirely agree with, showing everyone at the event their fortnite score perhaps to be a more hip and accurate metaphor. 😉

    I was sure that your heart was in the right place: good show.


  4. 39 minutes ago, Mogar said:

    There is a political convo going on and a child keeps coming in with pictures they drew to be hung on the fridge, I feel like I am at a holiday with my family 

    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.


  5. 37 minutes ago, Lyanna Mormont said:

    https://cybernations.fandom.com/wiki/Snake_Eyes_War

     

    This is a terrible title for this war. @James Spanier come on man, do you remember that night in #gulag you agreed and said the name should be changed to something that wasn't a mixed metaphor?

     

    I said it should be "Korlath's War" and you said it should be "Cobra Rolls for Damage" and everyone agreed that anything is better than "Snake Eyes War".

     

    Yes, this does matter cause 10 years from now I will be like all the other CN old people and linking wiki articles like, "hey, kid, this was a war not like the dead planet we have now" and I want that link to look cool man.

    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.


  6. 2 hours ago, General Kanabis said:

    The bad blood goes back to a conflict in which NpO attacked SNX (FTW Allies) and invited several other AA's to do the same.

     

    Kashmir declared a total of 5 wars at the request of their soon-to-be allies.

    FTW saw this and couldn't resist the chance to be heroic. In their heroism they attacked Kashmir (just Kash) and upon conclusion of that act of bravery, they proposed everyone involved stay out of the NpO-SNX war for as long as it continued (convenient for FTW, who otherwise, had no plans to defend their allies from everyone else hitting them).

     

    COBRA stayed out of the SNX affair but countered FTW in defense of Kashmir and called out Canik for being a poser.

    This led to years of tension between the two (COBRA/FTW) and eventually, multiple military engagements that saw the entry of allies on both sides.

    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.

     


  7. 2 hours ago, Canik said:

    Do you think it's real news? 🤣

    I mean Johnny himself didn't disagree and admitted he could be more impartial after Jerdge said it was one-sided. He (Johnny) gives some excuses and doesn't want to outright admit it's mostly just a propaganda piece but.. it's very clear it is.

    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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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?


  10. 6 hours ago, bros said:

    Why do you believe this obvious fake stuff for 7 years ago?

    It's not true. Like SW said, probably like 70% of the stuff on the list is true, and for some reason, rsox felt like stirring !@#$ up.

    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.


  11. 2 hours ago, SirWilliam said:

    Who me? I resemble that remark.

     

    224?cb=20090515181544

     

    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.

     


  12. 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.

     


  13. 1 hour ago, Maelstrom Vortex said:

    As for the landing operations. If you know someone is on the way out of this world and you helped build their nation, donated to them, and they agree to be raided to recuperate that investment and you are not in the middle of a war so that slot filling is not an issue,  why should this even be an issue? Oh wait, it's not. The only reason it's an issue at all is because it meant someone in the opposition was put at a disadvantage (a completely fair one), any rational and objective third party would understand that this is basic and fair asset recapture, but hey.. 

    .. I did say something about morality on this forum.

    Again, I suspect the people who were refused in the past either were attempting to legitimately abuse the system and did not have the consent of a player leaving the game or simply didn't do the leg/paper work to show their desires legitimate. I refuse to discuss specific moderation activity and decisions, but I know that they have access to a lot more information about where such assets came from than the leaders of our nations, if you elect not to trust them or believe they have stopped being effective at all the question then becomes...

    Why are you still here?

    And I do not say that to encourage anyone to leave.. it is a genuine question. If you believe that this world is that far gone, what's the point?

    There are other worlds you could flee to that Pacifica is also for the most part dominating and even some where we aren't!

    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.


  14. 36 minutes ago, HeroofTime55 said:

    There are always exceptions, but such activity was rampant and, to be honest, expected human nature.  I don't know of anyone who actively went out of their way to report friends in any case.

    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.


  15. 1 hour ago, HeroofTime55 said:

    I somewhat don't mind the relative freedom, actually, it is way better than when we all used to use the mods as a weapon and report our enemies for whatever trivial OOC comment we noticed.  I wish some things were dealt with, but over all it's not the worst thing to happen.

    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.

     

     


  16. 9 hours ago, Maelstrom Vortex said:

    [...] There are about 3 pages of the same garbage. I just don't feel a need to repeat myself indefinitely. [...]

    I know that it's not what you meant to write, but still... This made me smile.

     

    8 hours ago, HeroofTime55 said:

    People have tried to raid their departing mates since the dawn of time and have always gotten punished for it.  Only NPO gets a free pass on it.

    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.

     

    7 hours ago, Thrash said:

    Don't worry. Some day we'll get that land purge. It'll be as long as we had to wait for the tech purge.

    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.

     

    5 hours ago, HeroofTime55 said:

    Hm, isn't this against the rules?  Not that the rules matter if you're NPO.

    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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