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  1. Nations need a certain amount of time to recover post war to a level similar as before it (recover infra and warchest). This can be something like 6-8 months depending on the nation. Add to that that wars are 2-4 months long themselves , and you have a yearly schedule. Having it more often than that would mean nations perpetually getting smaller. The only real alternative is having smaller wars more often where it's not the same people fighting.
  2. The most popular game in the world has hundreds of millions of players and billions of fans - yet it is also hundreds of years old and technologically involves nothing more than kicking a round object. The quality of a game isn't down to fancy graphics and tools, it is about enjoyment, and enjoyment can come from lots of places. In CN, it comes from the communities, the player interactions and the chaotic complexity that is created when everybody's plans and goals crash together. In other games it can be about the story, about the quick gratification of achievements, about the competitive to
  3. Imperial Decree from the New Pacific Order Wars are a curious thing. A year and a half ago, the idea of a war quite similar to the one we see today (i.e, a war on the "Polarsphere") was handed around between a few alliance governments. This is not an uncommon event in the smoky backrooms of CNindeed, in the week prior to this war, I saw discussions and ideas of 4 completely different wars that could have happened (and I do mean different wars, not just different targets for this one). Most such ideas die in an embryonic stage, without much support. And this, too, did diepartly as Pacifica
  4. Give the reader context. Why is realizing your legs are beneath you significant? Why are your dreams weird and how is that relevant? As mentioned, this should probably be reformed to better conceptualize the difference between what is there and the evidence of said existance generated in our brain. "The majority of the world" and "the truth is" are too absolutist statements, and don't really work for this kind of thought provoking peace. The basic question you are asking here is "What is real?" so ask it. Probably best rephrased to talk about whether you can distinguish ne
  5. Letum

    Pacifica Sphere

    Everybody is their own side.
  6. Sorry, I wasn't aware that 9m of NS damage was caused by men that fought without honor. This war continues because the Polar coalition is targeting us, not because our allies want to defend us from damage (which is the entire point of an alliance - if people should just give in and "accept a damage quota", then there would be no point in calling in allies in the first place since the damage quota would be achieved faster without them.) Then again, for a coalition that publicly beats up its own alliances like Valhalla that question their decisions, I guess the concept of allies defending us
  7. Has it perhaps passed your mind that our allies are here because they want to be, not because the NPO is forcing them to? We are not preventing anyone from ending or leaving the war. The Polar coalition is, by trying to cripple the alliance our allies are fighting to protect. The idea of "well, if you just give in and die there will be nothing left for your allies to protect" is silly.
  8. Passive is putting it very lightly.
  9. Why are you so obsessed with NPO? Yes, we ended a war early over everyone's head - but now your coalition has teamed up with the very people that they wanted to "keep fighting", so I can't imagine the concept of peace itself is such a grave offense. Yes, we shouted and cursed and forced people into a specific line of thinking. But how much damage has us "shouting" caused to you, to your alliance or your coalition? Does it kill of your NS or your members? Does it harm you and your national interest in such a way that demands retaliation? Actions speak louder than words, and what the NPO h
  10. I don't think enough people have received your message of frustration merely by you posting a topic and then posting it again in a blog. Why not mass-message it to everyone via PM?
  11. They *do* want peace actually, they just don't want to admit they lost.
  12. It's actually not about reputation or being afraid to be seen as the "evil NPO". We've had to actively resist a lot of external pressure for us to impose harsh terms - it's safe to say most of us believe we can impose them without any real consequence. Our negative reaction to reps is much more instinctual - having gone through those very precedents you've stated, the NPO (or at least, a large part of us) has come to really dislike the whole grudges and forced crippling payments bonanza. Further, we have repeatedly and plainly stated that we take no issue for the "pre-emptive" attack by FARK
  13. Taking out non-combatants would bring it to a third. And yes, I am perfectly aware that your point is unrelated to the exact amount, I'm just going to be a nitpicking jerk because you used the word "literally" alongside a wild exaggeration.
  14. I think we're all treating this as a single war.
  15. Too much text, can I have a tl;dr?
  16. Democracy as a whole is so full of flaws that it's the worst system of government save all the others we've already tried. So, I'm not surprised that guy thinks its the end of the world.
  17. Thanks Biff, I just love a golden shower.
  18. Does everything need to have some self-serving ulterior motive? Can't it just be collecting statistics?
  19. An important factor of sovereignty is its degree of absoluteness. A sovereign power has absolute sovereignty if it has the unlimited right to control everything and every kind of activity in its territory. This means that it is not restricted by a constitution, by the laws of its predecessors, or by custom, and no areas of law or behavior are reserved as being outside its control. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SovereigntyDepends on how one defines sovereignty. But, in a nutshell, I think it is. However, we give it up all the time - starting with joining an alliance. Which is - as I look at i
  20. Property is only defended when the owner feels like it.
  21. To see who would be crazy enough to accept this?
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