Greetings Tournament Edition Patrons.
As the previous round comes to a conclusion and in anticipation of Round 52, let us discuss the state of Planet Steve. Upon returning to this world, the three choices of flag running capabilities are as follows: AL Bundy's side, Hiredgun's side, or playing the "Where's Waldo" tactic of wherever Stevie resides- how boring.
There was a time when OP was a revered alliance, it's a pity they are here in name-only. They are fat and bored, the only mobility of their political affairs rely on the backs of constantly complaining. And then there's the infamous D1, a setting of old members who really don't follow the political diagram that once made them dominate because they really don't need to. A few cheap shots at any logical excuse to peg AL early (and cheaply) and the only real threat to them is eliminated. NLoN remains the same where President Horton is absolutely clueless and it would be a prolific victory if he could manage to tie his shoes in the morning.
Now there are gems out there, I find Carpet Beetle, Rattata, Wiley Coyote, Cowboy, and even the potty-mouthed RoadRash to be a breath of relief that this world has not settled into a state of an absolute hell hole.
But somethings missing..
Gone are the days when drama, political backstabbing, and genuine community outreach and sustaining the sacred gentleman's agreement was at stake. There was a time when rogues didn't win, a time when the community bonded together to obliterate any early round swing out to preserve our planet- those times have past.
What once was a globalized sustaining engine of goodwill has found itself in a state of populist egos, whos only existence is to remain quiet out of fear of persecution, gone are the alliances who withstood the status quo and created equality amongst the minority who faced persecution from alliances like Eurasia, Atlas, and TDO.
That alliance has returned, The Roman Empire- in all of her beauty and retained good qualities. I hope to see her through. Our world needs drama, dialogue, and a promotion of sustained play.
I hope whether you are a new or veteran player alike, you consider the alternative of a moderate round and find yourself as the driving factor for the betterment of Tournament Edition, the Roman Empire.
- Lord Hitchcock