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I just started about a day ago. Soon after joining, I started to receive a number of messages asking me to join a number of different alliances. I eventually chose one because I liked the name and they offered me a 3 million dollar bonus to sign on. I did their application after signing up for their forum, which I have now been waiting about 16 hours to get approved for some odd reason. I mean, I was invited, why do I need to be approved?

Anyway, I went into their IRC room and met some people. They seem nice. Here's the problem, though. I was told that in order to get my 3 million dollar bonus, I had to get approved then go through training, then pass a test. I was never told about this in the beginning and I'm really starting to get annoyed with this alliance because it just seems like it's one thing after another.

Before I go any further, I would just like to state that I am not in this alliance JUST for the money. It did affect my decision to join merely because my nation is just starting and that money would make a huge difference. But I was really excited to play the game and even more excited about the alliance.

I was told by one person in the alliance that I should sell tech but when she contacted her tech buyers, they wouldn't buy from me because I have coal and gems as resources... I have no idea how that makes any sense.

I kind of went off in all directions but I'm really thinking I made the wrong decision. My question and the whole reason for this post is this: Did I join a really anal alliance or are all alliances like this?

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I just started about a day ago. Soon after joining, I started to receive a number of messages asking me to join a number of different alliances. I eventually chose one because I liked the name and they offered me a 3 million dollar bonus to sign on. I did their application after signing up for their forum, which I have now been waiting about 16 hours to get approved for some odd reason. I mean, I was invited, why do I need to be approved?

Most alliances just spam recruit. The nations who join are then approved.

Anyway, I went into their IRC room and met some people. They seem nice. Here's the problem, though. I was told that in order to get my 3 million dollar bonus, I had to get approved then go through training, then pass a test. I was never told about this in the beginning and I'm really starting to get annoyed with this alliance because it just seems like it's one thing after another.

Most alliances are like this. They don't want to give 3 million to any nation that may just leave or quit after a little bit.

Before I go any further, I would just like to state that I am not in this alliance JUST for the money. It did affect my decision to join merely because my nation is just starting and that money would make a huge difference. But I was really excited to play the game and even more excited about the alliance.

I was told by one person in the alliance that I should sell tech but when she contacted her tech buyers, they wouldn't buy from me because I have coal and gems as resources... I have no idea how that makes any sense.

I kind of went off in all directions but I'm really thinking I made the wrong decision. My question and the whole reason for this post is this: Did I join a really anal alliance or are all alliances like this?

I don't know about the resources part, that makes no sense. But otherwise, it seems like general alliance procedure.

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the thing with your resources and tech dealing is bizarre, is there any chance you misunderstood them? As far as selling tech you would have no difficulty finding buyers. You're on IRC. Join the channels of some alliances like #gremlins #umbrella #mushroom and say you are a tech seller, you should be able to fill your slots within an hour or two.

Start up aid is rarely "free". You have no idea how many people join the game, are interested for a few days then get bored and quit. Maybe 1/3 of recruits are still playing or still in the alliance after a couple months, so it's perfectly reasonable to expect the recruit to display a level of interest in the game and alliance before giving away cash.

Hope that helps. :)

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I just started about a day ago. Soon after joining, I started to receive a number of messages asking me to join a number of different alliances. I eventually chose one because I liked the name and they offered me a 3 million dollar bonus to sign on. I did their application after signing up for their forum, which I have now been waiting about 16 hours to get approved for some odd reason. I mean, I was invited, why do I need to be approved?

What Yankeesfan924 said. Most alliances just send copy and pasted messages to newly created nations. Those who are interested will usually have to post an application in the alliance's forums and get approved. This is done to give you access to grants, defence, and more. And for ease of communication, probably.

Anyway, I went into their IRC room and met some people. They seem nice. Here's the problem, though. I was told that in order to get my 3 million dollar bonus, I had to get approved then go through training, then pass a test. I was never told about this in the beginning and I'm really starting to get annoyed with this alliance because it just seems like it's one thing after another.

In my experience, recruiting messages usually do not include the catch in order to avoid discouraging potential recruits. But the alliance might be offering a smaller grant for new nations without completing a training period.

I was told by one person in the alliance that I should sell tech but when she contacted her tech buyers, they wouldn't buy from me because I have coal and gems as resources... I have no idea how that makes any sense.

I don't know why they didn't want to do deals. Maybe they just did not want to because they only do deals with reliable sellers.

I kind of went off in all directions but I'm really thinking I made the wrong decision. My question and the whole reason for this post is this: Did I join a really anal alliance or are all alliances like this?

There's a good chance that most alliances have an application process, a training process and only accept reliable sellers in some tech deals.

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If your alliancemates won't do a tech deal with you, check out the Black Market (http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showforum=62). You will certainly find a buyer there. I imagine there was some miscommunication between you and your potential buyers though, as that doesn't make any sense (resource trade != tech deal).

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Though USCN cannot at the moment offer you funds to help your nation grow we can offer you access to our forum where guides are available. In the future we will be implementing an alliance banking system to give smaller nations a steady cash flow to get them to 3,999.99 infra. You don't need to pass a test with us or jump thru hoops. All you need to do is register on our alliance forum. *all alliances have offsite forums, it's just the way it's done here a CN. Register, change your alliance affiliation (AA) to USCN. We will help you and we are on the forum daily. Best would be to speak with us on IRC #uscn on coldfront to get live advice. here are some links about USCN. We can also assist in finding you trade circles to maximize your economy and tech deals where you will buy tech at a cheap price and sell it to larger nations. For a large nation with tons of tech it can cost them upwards of $20million to buy 50tech. you can buy 50tech for them at about $800k and sell it to them for $3million. the way it works is they send you $3mil and then 10 days later you send 50tech, 10 days later another 50tech. standard tech deals are for $3million/100tech. it is possible to find someone who will pay $3mil/50tech. We can explain all this more easily if you join #uscn.

If you want to switch to our alliance you are more than welcome.

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