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  1. Haflinger


    Oh yeah, can you tell that story? I never had any contact with the CSN folks at all. We probably would have lost at least a third of the AA if we hadn't declared on MK. So many people had come to Invicta because they wanted to fight MK for one reason or another, we had essentially become a staging ground for MK haters.
  2. They were obviously as a colour, shade of purple-grey. +10 to anyone who gets the reference.
  3. Sparta's always been a running joke as far as I can remember, but good luck in new endeavours.
  4. The end times are with us, CLAWS and Legion are in a bloc together. Congrats 😎
  5. They do still have the most total of all alliances. I've fought a number of times both with and against NPO nations, and they are well above average in terms of both military competence and preparation. Well, most of them. Molon Labe was maybe better to fight with, but that was a long time ago, and I was still pretty green at warfare when they were teaching me what to do. Nueva Vida seemed like really tough opponents, but that was almost as long ago that I fought them. Ah, Orion. I remember rolling (an alliance named Orion) in defence of NPO way back when. Not the toughest alliance I've ever fought; maybe they'd have survived though if they'd stuck with their leader, he seemed like a good guy.
  6. One-third of Illuminati sent surrender offers on the first day when we attacked them way back in 2008. Most of the rest were inactive and sent offers when they logged in. This is the high bar for alliance-wide military incompetence. Let me know if you find another.
  7. No, in the golden days of CN you were a running joke. I like Canik though so hopefully you've turned that around. 😎
  8. This is backwards, you need to say "hopefully I pissed off enough people." 😎 I barely knew ya, but you knew WC, so good luck out there.
  9. He's a Fark member who has 28 senate votes currently on Aqua. This would put him ahead of the #4 senate nation on Aqua, but curiously, he isn't listed on the world senators list.
  10. I nearly quit because of Skyrim. There are lots of games out there; probably a good number of former CN players are now playing smartphone games or MMOs. But also, one basic thing about games is that as people get older most of them don't play games as much. In the boom time of CN, a lot of players were high school or college students, and well they graduated. The catch was that the new batch of students weren't showing up in the same numbers.
  11. Dude, all his voters are from Non Grata, and I'm pretty sure they left Oculus sometime around when they declared on IRON.
  12. I used to log everything on IRC. Of course most of those logs were, err, of lesser quality. 😎 In another browser game similar to this one, I was for a few months in an IRC-only alliance. That was a ton of fun. Our war coordination was the best.
  13. That already happened. It was 2008 to be exact. I'm keen on seeing it going the other way myself. 😎
  14. I wish there had been a WalkerNinja reference somewhere in the treaty.
  15. I remember my first ground battle. I'm getting all teary now. (My first five opponents all turtled. Gahhhh.)
  16. NEW were a warrior alliance. They lived by the sword, they died by it too. They weren't the first to go out the way they did, I doubt they'll be the last either. They weren't keen on surrendering, to say the least. Everyone knew the war against SPaTR - which was brought on by Bones' actions, nobody else - was going to be a very long one, due to the statistics of the nations involved. NEW weren't interested in leaving before the end, but they didn't have the kind of statistics necessary to see it to the end.
  17. Haflinger


    I really had to be dragged into supporting Poseidon. At the time, we had the senate agreement with Valhalla, and I didn't have to deal with Legion at all. I didn't want to have to deal with either Valhalla or Legion any more than I had to. All of my pre-Purplegate friends in Legion had either gone to STA or ODN except for SoL (Seasons of Love) and Hymenbreach, and by the time Poseidon started I think SoL was already in NPO and Hymen had pretty much vanished. Legion-STA relations were close to nil because of the Valhalla-Legion treaty and the Valhalla-STA situation. Purqua would have been better off siding with STA and ODN and forgetting the Poseidon project honestly. At least, our stats would have been. Those wars were pretty fun though weren't they? 😎
  18. Haflinger


    You were completely wrong about Hoo, after WotC he was fine with Polaris, as witnessed by his actions later on when he forced Ragnarok to flipflop and defend Polaris against Pandora's Box. It was me that you had to worry about to be totally honest. I'd been suspicious of the Polars ever since MyWorld protected zzzptm and smuggled him to Nueva Vida, and then after Bipolar that whole relationship was doomed. It wasn't until I left Invicta active government that they started to have Polar ties again. Chefjoe wasn't worse than noWedge. Everything CJ did was IC. There were tensions with STA - and STA was right to criticize him - but it wasn't the relationship drama that noWedge had lived for. BAPS were loyal to mhawk because of his role in ousting noWedge and getting them peace. mhawk liked Valhalla, so they did too. I wonder if NE will see this. Hey @Nobody Expects - any commentary? 😎
  19. Haflinger


    Triyun liked UPN, he wanted to bring you guys on board. I don't know about the diplomats, I spent more time talking to the IOs directly myself during that timeframe, I don't remember who the Legate for Purple was back then. Valhalla really didn't like UPN though, and if they had sway with the Purple Legate that would explain some of that confusion. Valhalla went around telling anyone who would listen that UPN were untrustworthy. Of course, so did Ragnarok and a good portion of NPO's pre-Karma mission plan in FA was to bring Ragnarok on board, so that might well have been a factor too.
  20. Yeah that's why I'm not criticizing. My casualty figures used to be a lot lower back when I had a lower infra cap, nowadays I actually go past 8K infra after fighting wars, for years I never did. Of course I also have never raided.
  21. Oh sorry. I guess I'm agreeing with GK then. 😎 I actually have six times GK's casualties, and I'm three times the age. So that's alot closer.
  22. The spreadsheet shows SirWilliam both at #50 and at #51. I think something is fishy. 😎
  23. You're in CLAWS, which is totally the wrong alliance for fighting me, and besides are too small 😎 Besides, haven't I been in an alliance at war with one of yours at some point? The list of alliances I've fought against is so long, surely you were in there somewhere. Most of the plotting and scheming I've seen in my years here has been frankly somewhat comical. While that's not a bad thing, laughing is good for the soul and my soul is now rather glorious, I personally find it quite refreshing to see Canik being honest where people like Grub and Arexes used to prefer inventing crazy theories to justify their behaving in this fashion.
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