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  1. On 6/16/2019 at 12:35 AM, Joseph Black said:

    No question we're part of the problem. Our political connections have been established to maintain security. And we dont engage in any kind of political roleplay that would delve deeper or pose unnecessary risk to the global peace. 


    Collectively new alliance arent viable as a means of shifting culture or discourses. I'm not leaving my alliance and neither is anyone else that has established connections and community. 


    Without growth in the community there is only decay. And with most alliances either completely inactive or socially removed from the world thats all that is left. 

    How can any kind of security have any value when everything is dead? What do you think you're securing? Don't get me wrong, I am not implying that you should change your play in any way (I have totally no freaking clue about it, and neither about you, by the way) I am just baffled that anyone can still have anything they wish to preserve in CN.


    (In case anyone is wondering why I am here and why I post, then: I haven't been really playing since 2015 and my nation is still around just as a courtesy towards its trade partners. Some month I'll just completely forget about it and that will be all.)

  2. On 4/21/2019 at 7:02 PM, Monster said:

    GPA claimed to be a in process of contemplating disbandment and effectively never did things.

    The GPA used to never meddle in the affairs of others, but it did things. That was a lot of time ago though.

    We considered disbandment but in the end we voted against it. The alliance's activity was already almost nonexistent and since then it only got smaller. Having disbanded or not does not make any practical difference any more, at least on any matter that I know of.



    As for the global situation: neutrality and peace - which, if we had bothered, were what we would have been recommending all the time - won. Even if most people (that still care enough to think about CN) wouldn't consider their attitude to be neutral or peaceful, actions (or lack of) count much more than words or thoughts.


  3. @Luckao and @Sardonic? What is this, I tought we were in 2019!

    I also had and have my theories but honestly... Yawn.


    @AlmightyGrub : "pay to play" was topped by "when blatant cheaters get caught call it 'witch-hunt'". The - already feeble - remaining credibility of this game went down the toilet many many years ago. Luckily I was away when it happened, I know that that helped me save a lot of my time.

    All of this said, this game is for free, Admin is free to do with it whatever he's pleased with. I don't give a damn about it and about him.

  4. On 2/8/2019 at 9:43 AM, Mogar said:

    [...] the true purpose of this game [...]

    "The true purpose of this game" was for each player to choose, I thought that a venerable veteran like you had realized this many years ago.


    (I say "was" because I can't bring myself to consider this a game anymore, to me it's a mausoleum.)

  5. Congratulations for having explored the limits of what could be done statistically with a Cyber Nation, you have been a master in optimizing stuff and in getting the most out of all the game mechanics. Definitely one of the best players in that field, if not the very best one. You've also been more than decent in CN politics when it still meant something, good job on that too.


    When it came to discussing the game with me and others you've mostly been a jerk - not always, I'll give that to you - but honestly... it actually didn't mean anything: it's always been inconsequential as Admin didn't actually care. At all.

    I'd bury that hatchet but I forgot long ago where I put it. Yawn.


    Goodbye and good luck, I wish you all the best for your RL, especially for your family. Take care.

  6. 9 hours ago, Monster said:


    Except maybe Hakai wasn't talking of the number of players?


    While at macro level your reasonings about activity, seniority etc are largely correct (IMHO), at micro level it's still possible to have areas ("islands") of activity and engagement, and it's probably true that Oculus stands in the way of these islands of activity, "unnecessarily" making difficult for them to play and to enjoy the game in an environment open to possibilities.

    (I say "probably" because I didn't really pay any attention to it.)


    The one thing that could probably help this game to (at least) allow the active minority (which is out there) to still have some fun, would be the disbandment of all the ancient alliances that aren't doing anything anymore, but which are still statistically significant.

    (Yeah, the GPA could disband too, I'd actually welcome it... on the other hand the GPA is definitely not part of what renders CN this stale.)

  7. Hey Myth!


    19 hours ago, Monster said:

    The focus has been on older players for a long time and it wasn't a good business model for growing the game.

    Even those that still pay any attention to anything don't really care anymore, not even just to complain about anything. Kevin decided to reward seniority over everything else and to look the other way about a lot of bad stuff. And here we are.


    Who cares, anyway.

  8. 31 minutes ago, LJ Scott said:

    It's not about going into a war only when you know you can win, it's about going into a war when you know it's right.

    Historically it's been "right" to go into a war only when the attackers were convinced that they would have won it, or that it was inevitable anyway.

    Or my memory is flawed. Age etc.

  9. 1 minute ago, Monster said:

    You could just make a specific channel for those discussions.

    According to my limited experience of Discord it doesn't support hierarchy much. A bunch of unordered channels with sparse new comments here and there is not my idea of a useful medium for discussions. Maybe it would have worked better when we had many active members.

    Or maybe I just don't know Discord. (Now that I think of it, the learning curve for people that in general progressively reduced their CN time for years is an issue too.)

  10. IMO Discord is a good tool for real time discussions, i.e. what we used to do on IRC in old times.

    As a repository of documents or a reference of any kind, and to host discussions that aren't urgent and that instead would benefit from the participation of more members, Discord is simply totally inadequate, IMO.

  11. 5 hours ago, Greatest Mothers said:

    Kissing the boots is not a reward!

    It's the price to pay to being allowed to speak!

    "Kissing the boots" is codeword for "paying 9 million"

    I meant that being allowed to speak was the reward for kissing the boots, in other words you seemed to be talking of a reward in exchange for kissing the boots.

    As it came out that it's just a metaphor the whole point is moot, anyway. Too bad that no actual kissing was involved!

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