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Obviously New, Tons of Alliance Requests?


Commander Hawke
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Just started here today.. To check out how this thing is.

It seems pretty interesting.

I received a LOT of requests to join an alliance. I understand that it is beneficial to do so, and I read the Alliance boards, but how the heck am I supposed to choose?

I know I can wait a bit, see what's up, but lose potential growth every moment I wait.

What should I do? I know I don't want to get on anyone's bad side and get the snot kicked out of me.

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Read their charter and if you agree with it then join them. If, in the future, you decide to leave then do so but remember to let them know first. also, join an alliance with an active membership and a program which will introduce you not only to the game mechanics but to the politics of CN as well because that is where drama takes place and the game truly takes form.

good luck! :awesome:

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Haha! Got you there... I dont have any tech to take :D

I would like to better know how the game works and learn it, so I can be strong and help others out and beat the snot out of folks as well.

One of the PMs I got was from NPO.

Maybe I'll go under them. I am just worried about being lost in the mix of the big guy. I do know they are the number 2 alliance here.

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Just consider your options that's all.

For example, the number one alliance is the Green Protection Agency. Which prohibits you to be in any aggressive war unless authorized. They are a neutral alliance which won't let you tech raid others.

The NPO is a war alliance and war is an essential part of it, but we don't allow tech raiding too.

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My best advice is to get on the Red Team so that you have NPO protection for a time and then look around and decide on an alliance. NPO is a good alliance and they're not a bad choice if you want to go that way.

Myself, I prefer the middle tier alliances and have been in the United Sovereign Nations - a peaceful non-aggressive alliance - and now I am in The Phoenix Collective which is not aggressive but will allow tech raids on nations that are unaligned and inactive (meaning they're going to be deleted soon enough anyway so why not raid them?). TPC is also a shade more militant that the USN and will act quickly if anyone attacks one of our members, no matter how new they might be. USN tends to be a bit more reserved and while they do resolve matters every bit as efficiently as TPC does they tend to avoid conflict.

Different philosophies, but the same results.

Also, in a middle tier alliance you're not just a name in the crowd. Take an active part in the forums and, when needed, take an active part in the defence of your alliance and you'll quickly find opportunities to move up. I'm the Finance Minister at TPC and have only been there since August.

The advantage of the big alliances is that no one dares to take them on (which can be kind of boring for some people) except when they get into big wars and then the wars are utterly spectacular.

Each has its benefits and drawbacks and you just need to take the time to see what fits you the best.

Most of all - be careful to establish your own good reputation and you'll find that you can establish friendships here that transcend alliances.

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Wait, NPO is an aggressive alliance, but doesn't allow tech raids?

Those statements are not mutually exclusive. An alliance can aggressively go to war, but not allow their members to start wars of their own. This makes the alliance resemble an army (soldiers generally don't start gunfights of their own, they do it because their army is involved in an armed conflict), and is part of the reason the NPO is so successful.

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Those statements are not mutually exclusive. An alliance can aggressively go to war, but not allow their members to start wars of their own. This makes the alliance resemble an army (soldiers generally don't start gunfights of their own, they do it because their army is involved in an armed conflict), and is part of the reason the NPO is so successful.

Good point. There are some small alliances that allow their members to tech raid active members of other alliances and they usually don't last long before they run afoul of NPO or one of the other major alliances.

ALMEA was an alliance of asshats who not too long ago attracted the attention of NPO and not only was their alliance eliminated, NPO is still hunting down some of the remaining miscreants.

*If you're not getting the subtle hint here it is to put NPO at the top of your Do Not F**k With list. :lol:

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If you want a neutral alliance that like to stay out of wars, go for NADC, GPA or GUN (there are others I just can't think of them)

If you want an alliance that gets involved in a lot of wars go for NPO, NpO or pretty much any of the other main alliances :)

GUN=Not a very good alliance. Sorry, I applied for graduation, they took most of my freedoms away, including what my gov. stance was. Plus, it took them over 2 weeks before they even LOOKED at my graduation request.

However, if you're a leftist, the Socialist Empire is a good choice. If not, I would say go to IRON. They have some nice start-up aids, and have a very well organized forum. Plus, they're the strongest alliance in the game currently, with over 650 members.

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GATO

we are a cool alliance. Also, the oldest in CN. We know what we are doing

we are like 5th strongest or so Idk

I promise if you get attacked you will end up 2 x's as strong as you were before. We do not allow tech raids either.

We have growth programs for young nations.

You can become a tech farm and get 1 mil extra for each time you do a deal.

check us out

http://gato-forums.com/index.php?act=idx

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GATO

we are a cool alliance. Also, the oldest in CN. We know what we are doing

we are like 5th strongest or so Idk

I promise if you get attacked you will end up 2 x's as strong as you were before. We do not allow tech raids either.

We have growth programs for young nations.

You can become a tech farm and get 1 mil extra for each time you do a deal.

check us out

http://gato-forums.com/index.php?act=idx

He is not asking to be recruited, but, for newer nations, i would recommend NPO, best way to learn the game, aid your nation, and get some war experience. But i would personally leave NPO after you know most things about the game, and head for a mid to small sized alliance, more involvement in government, and easier to move up in ranks. For mid sized alliances some good ones that come to my mind first are M*A*S*H, they have expert military experience, and a good friendly environment, FOK, how can you not love dutch bastards?, Sons of muspel, a new alliance on the rise, that i predict to be big, and obviously CORE, my alliance, which i take pride in leading and want to lead it to greatness.

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You probably want to join an alliance that can teach you about the game and help you out financially and stay with them for a while. Probably any alliance with over 250 members would be good for this. If you make a big impact there and get a working position then great, you can stay there. If not, I would move on to an alliance with less membership that could use another active member to help out with the alliance.

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My best advice is to get on the Red Team so that you have NPO protection for a time and then look around and decide on an alliance.

Best advice in the entire thread. You don't want to rush a decision.

But now to plug my own alliance, IRON is a very strong alliance (in terms of number of nations and national strength) that is active in world affairs. It's in Orange, which is a pretty good color. We are also very organized and can give you financial help. The Orange Defense Network (ODN) is another good alliance in Orange too.

I'm sure the NPO is a mighty fine alliance too as evidenced by its lasting power in CN, but one can never be sure how good an alliance is from the outside, and so I can't say all that much about it.

NADC or GPA would be best if you'd like your country to stay out of major wars. Both are in strong colors, which are good for trades.

If you want a goofy alliance, try RIA. They're off the wall.

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Hawke, you are a rather smart one. Most new players don't come the forums unless they get techraided and want to complain because they're not in an alliance (which doesn't end well, btw).

The best advice I can give you is to decide what it is you hope to achieve in this game and how you want to go about it. Certain alliances are better for warfare, others are better for peaceful growth. You need to think about what's more important to you- the alliance and it's safety, or your own nation. If you'd prefer to not spend a lot of time on CN each day and value more individual freedom, a neutral alliance will probably suit you. If you want to be really active and focus on reaching the top, then you probably want to join an alliance like the NPO that's committed to defending itself and its allies. Of course, if big alliances aren't your thing, or you're more interested in getting involved in leadership positions, then you might want to consider a smaller alliance instead.

There are tons of alliances out there, so you need to think about what your goals and expectations are before you start looking. It will make the process much easier and much faster.

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