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Everything posted by Ogaden

  1. I know very few people actually play this game in any meaningful sense, but just the top 25? I see how it is
  2. War name already decided, forums irrelevant
  3. Arrgh doesn't really have a stake in the broader geopolitics of the war. There are various people on both sides who would prefer we were dead, and there are also various people on both sides who are friends or ex-captains including yourself. Our primary motivation here is to reclaim some of our role as an active player in Orbis politics, and have some fun violence, pillage some loot, pad some stats, and fight with some new and interesting opponents. Fighting on the big side doesn't present many opportunities for either glory or even much in the way of loot.
  4. Ogaden


    This is why I do all my banking buried under deserted islands
  5. A man can only consume so many beverages at once
  6. Since time immemorial man has suffered from thirst, and thirst takes on many forms. Thirsty for rum, thirsty for booty, thirsty for blood, it parches your throat. Here at Arrgh!, we are always on the lookout for opportunities, and we are reasonably certain a non-mirage cool drink lies on the horizon, within our grasp! And boy oh boy are we thirsty. In the interests of thirst quenching refreshment, Arrgh declares war on Oasis!
  7. There are plenty of micros out there that are well armed and are rarely successfully raided, and there are top 20 alliances out there that are raided constantly The real issue here is that you want to be able to farm in peace with minimal military and not get raided, and that some other force (your protector, an ally, the anti-piracy police) will fend off the raiders for you. In some eras of Orbis history there have been hegemonic powers strong enough to enforce something like this, but this is not one of those eras. Build military and learn how to fight.
  8. Arrgh is protected by the chaos gods, it cannot be killed
  9. Alright it's possible to set different daychange, a new feature I was not aware of, so it's possible this person just did that
  10. I don't mind a good fight and all but this c10 nation I'm fighting has bought about 400 planes today and about 60 ships. https://politicsandwar.com/nation/id=223119
  11. Whaledom is more of a state of mind
  12. Ahh this brings back wonderful memories
  13. Decided to come back for some low key raiding and pillaging
  14. Well if it's Swamp assets gone missing I might have some ideas where they might have gone
  15. The thing about the UPN peace was that it came on the heels of a gigantic nerf of our fighting ability from Alex, and Arrgh honestly needed a bit of time to figure out what we were going to do. That combined with the fact that the war had been based on incorrect intelligence led me to make peace rather than fight a prolonged conflict. I also had a good relationship with the UPN leadership at the time, a leadership that would ironically be kicked to the curb later on. The terms of the NAP were overly severe and I had counter-offered instead that Arrgh would assist UPN in the next war as a compensation, which was refused. Ironically the next war UPN really needed our help, but instead we joined the other side who offered to remove the terms imposed upon us. The terms of our NAP ironically allowed us to do this, as they had left war as a valid reason, only raids were forbidden. Generally speaking you should abide by your agreements, otherwise people won't respect your word, and as a leader your word is all you really have. Your power and ability to lead and command your followers depends on your integrity, as they depend on you and rely on you.
  16. I admire the bloody minded individual who insists on a positive damage ratio before peace
  17. The truth of the matter is that there are more and less effective political philosophies. Not more fun or more interesting, but merely more effective in accumulating and maintaining power. Often, and is this case, the more boring and more calcified, the more effective. Simply accumulating more people than everyone else has been a winning strategy forever, and if those people are unambitious, them being chained together into an immobile blob doesn't even bother them. This isn't even fun for those controlling the gigantic blob however, as the fruits of victory are as ashes in your mouth. The same unambitious blob that allows you to sit atop your golden throne also are those who prefer maintaining the status quo and aren't interested in embarking on things that might be fun. At the core of power, is an immense brain drain, as the bored and ambitious split away to do something for once. On the other side of the equation people with extremely risky, bold and ambitious alliance projects inevitably succeed in eventually toppling any hegemony, no matter how enormous, as hegemonies rot from the inside out. The problem is once toppled, these alliances either have to entirely reinvent themselves or die from the disease that brought them low. Learning no lessons, those who had toppled them from their golden thrones often will immediately jettison those too ambitious to be their vassal meat shields and will accumulate the same sort of hangers-on that the previous hegemony had, and the cycle repeats itself.
  18. The world has gone soft, full of ennui and fearful of bold action.
  19. I was spied several times a day for several years back when that was the only way anyone could effectively fight Arrgh. I remember well the tragedy of the zero spy lifestyle.
  20. The thing about war is it's all about the victory conditions. You might think you've beaten somebody, but until they agree with you, you haven't. Some people are plain crazy and will never admit defeat.
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