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  1. Kriegskoenig

    Pro BK and NPO Thread

    YW for the Stockholm Syndrome and the joke war declarations @MRBOOTY. 😁 Thanks for the beige time! Also, that was nice. You have a good day too. 👍
  2. Kriegskoenig

    House Arryn first decleration

    Jon Arryn is dead.
  3. Kriegskoenig

    The United Empire of Za'Aharon Makes Its Exit

    Love you guys, TUE. Keep your chin up and good luck!
  4. Kriegskoenig

    Let the trolling commence.....

    Yeeeep. But no, @Aragorn, son of Arathorn it was definitely a "BK man Bad" scenario, you've just brainwashed yourself. 😏 @Kiloist II if you're in the habit of taking what a member says as what an alliance gov thinks, that explains a lot. You can't honestly be surprised that BK members, who you had routinely trashed to their faces, despised you and wished ill on you, in spite of their returning your bank because it was the right thing to do. Personally, had I foreseen your behavior since, and the fact that you apparently learned nothing from it, I'd have suggested BK keep it. Your behavior is that of a lapdog that bites the person feeding it. @Kevanovia, I'm not coaching you on anything other than how to stop leaking. We all have core competencies, and you've indicated that you're not familiar with basics there. I learned a long time ago that it's ok to learn from others, rather than insist you know everything. See you in the war, y'all have a real nice day now.
  5. Kriegskoenig

    Let the trolling commence.....

    Sure thing, kid. Send me the logs, then. 😂 But you won't, because nobody told you, since nobody in Polaris knew what the fake info even was, and even gov wasn't told that we were leak-testing. Sorry to break the narrative.
  6. Kriegskoenig

    Let the trolling commence.....

    OK. Last time I'll do this with you two particular individuals over this, but let me help you with some pointers here. Don't make excuses for bad behavior. The reasons you think you have for acting out are never good enough. That's a lesson both of you will hopefully learn with maturity and long-term relationships. Now, Charlie, for you in particular. If you don't occasionally leak-test your alliance, then I'd hardly be surprised that you're leaky. If you don't leak-test your allies, especially after an obvious leak or two, you're completely incompetent. Everyone competent already knows how to do this and why, but for you and anyone else who doesn't, read Spycatcher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spycatcher) Peter Wright's biography covering his work in MI5. Pay particular attention to the "barium meal test" descriptions, and you'll learn how to use this to catch a leaker in a remarkably effective way. "TGH/KT stated." Oh, Charlie. I'm sorry I have to even explain this to you...When you have a leak, to an outside group, and that group tells you that the source of the leak is someone else, why do you think they might do that? It shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Also, barium meal test, buddy. Nobody else could have leaked the info that BC had, because only BC was given it. Now, if you think Cynic was a BK plant to leak your intel, make you look bad, steal your bank and give it to BK, and get you kicked out of VG and rolled, well...I'm sure that's as fun as most conspiracy theories are. I do remember that BK roflmao-ed...and sent your bank back to you. Maybe they should have kept it, since you usually leave that part out. Kev, I figured you could do better, but you and Charlie seem to be attached to the same unimaginative hivemind. "Cynic ended up being a turdbag." Yeah, no argument there. BC DID put him in gov though. So that does still reflect poorly on you as gov at the time. Did Cynic have any prior history that might have indicated his tendencies? "Also Polar leaked as well." Right. So, you're really going with whataboutism and "no u" as your chosen excuses? "Polaris" couldn't have leaked, mate. Barium meal test. Research it, and you'll realize how funny your claim is. Only a very, very small group knew who was given what info. Despite the rather desperate protestation you make that the intended leak was "manufactured from" a combination of "Polar/Pacifica," you make a classic mistake here. NPO had nothing to do with the info, nor was involved. Polaris had only two individuals involved, because it turns out we actually know how to keep a "secret" secret. Yes, BC leaked it. And got caught doing so. Maybe it was Cynic. Maybe it was another of you that has an affinity for KT/TGH. It wasn't my gov, so not my problem. That was for you guys to handle internally. (Given the issues with leaks, planned departures, and the rapid deterioration of the gov group in the aftermath, it just wasn't a solid and loyal enough group anyway. I do feel for Alexio trying to keep the herd of cats aligned.) Regardless of who we want to blame in that gov for the leaks at the time, saying "it was found" (nice use of passive voice for an unsourced statement) that Polar handed out the info is delicious. The only way you'd know that, especially given that the leak was proven to exist, would be if the counter-intel operation had told TGH, which then would then have to tell you. That would have sabotaged the entire operation, obviously. You really need to THINK before making these kind of wild accusations or believing what you're told by the group that is exploiting an intel source within your own government. Don't worry though. Polar man bad, TGH man good. There was no leak, you were set up. BK hated you and took your bank by planting a BK deepstate spy in your campaign while Russia/TGH did nothing wrong... Hey! I've got this sweet bridge in Brooklyn for sale, it's a great business opportunity!
  7. Kriegskoenig

    Let the trolling commence.....

    It's not entirely that simple. I wasn't involved in the vote and discussion, but my understanding is that the bloc leaders determined that BC could not remain in the bloc and met with Alexio. I believe Alexio had independently arrived at the same conclusion before the official "termination meeting" and at the point of the discussion being broached I believe Alexio stated an intent to move on. So I'm not calling old BC gov liars in saying they intended to leave, I think they already knew the relationship trust was irretrievably broken, and the situation was untenable. It was basically that meeting with a soon-to-be-ex girlfriend when there have already been issues and you know she's been talking behind your back. You've already had the fight. This was the "let's meet for coffee" when you both already know it's not going to work out, and if she isn't batsh*t crazy she's already preparing to move on as well.
  8. Kriegskoenig

    Let the trolling commence.....

    Lol, give James SOME credit for knowing his allies. You're not ALWAYS wrong either. If even a broken clock is right twice a day, Thrax can't always be wrong, and nor can anyone else. Except maybe Akuryo and Scarf. They may just defy the laws of nature.
  9. Kriegskoenig

    Let the trolling commence.....

    And yet it really kinda was. James isn't wrong. Perhaps BC had previously planned to bail on VG. I don't pretend to be a mindreader. But either way, BC was in a smallish bloc with three other alliances. While in that bloc, the gov of BC, which was later rebranded as FR, (and from whence the gov has largely moved on to Soup) proceeded to: 1) Antagonize and insult, openly and deliberately, the M-level allies of your bloc partners, in inter-alliance cooperative channels. This behavior was even more aggressive in bloc channels, and was symptomatic of a general attitude of entitlement, arrogance, and lack of consideration for the interests and relationships of others. 2) Leak repeatedly, violating the trust of your bloc partners and their allies. 3) Get caught in a sting operation to catch leakers. 4) Try to blame other bloc members for the leak, which, unbeknownst to BC gov, was specifically tailored information that no one else had. (LOL) These were significant issues that effectively ended the participation of BC since it was obviously impossible to engage with any level of trust and mutual respect. That being said: --not all the issues were Alexio --not all the issues were Kiloist --not all the issues were Charlie --not all the issues were Kev But as a whole, all the BC gov issues combined to a really unpleasant situation for the rest of the bloc. Maybe Kev, Charlie, Kilo, Cynic and Alexio can all be great gov seperately, but like an ex-wife in an amicable divorce, "we're just not great together." Ironically, I was most pissed at Alexio at the time, as he was the leader of BC. Interestingly, as it went on, and BC's chickens came home to roost, he seemed to handle it much more maturely than the rest.
  10. Kriegskoenig

    Remove Beige Time for Losing Offensive Wars

    Here's the thing: tactics often require an intentional sacrifice for others to be able to win. If that means I "lose" my war, I'm ok with that, because the team wins in the end. IMO, that's totally different than me "not fighting," it's me fighting (however ineffectual my attacks) in a strategic way to reduce enemy defenses enough for someone else to win. Do we really want to insist that you must have "intent" (subjective, must be interpreted by admin/mods for enforcement) to "win" a war when declaring? We already know that "beiging is bad" because the enemy rebuilds if it isn't done in a strategic way. I don't think Alex ever "intended" that, but that's me interpreting that I think he wanted it to be a straightforward way to benefit the "winning" nation in war, without foreseeing the unintended effects. Now, as a result of the war mechanics and incremental changes to them causing even more convoluted strategies, we ALL (except Arrgh, or when raiding) avoid "winning" wars because "winning" too many individual wars causes the large-scale wars to be extended longer. All of these counterintuitive tactics, from the first T$/Jessica Rabbit strategies, and including MaxAir, NoShip, 1-Ship, downselling, score-capping & tiering, etc., began with clever people realizing that the war system had begun to inadvertently present disincentives to operating within "normal" war strategies. They simply did math and figured out the best M.O. based on the best outcomes. At its core, this whole thing is a reflection of deeper issues in war mechanics. I'm not sure anyone, from Alex down to any alliance with complaints, has a comprehensive plan for a complete, fair, and straightforward remake of the war mechanic to make it more logical. In short, simply changing the wording to "you must intend to win" is so subjective, and impossible with the current mechanics, as to be completely unenforceable with any degree of fairness or impartiality. It would be unfair to ask any admin or mod to consistently enforce that rule in a logically defensible way.
  11. Kriegskoenig

    Declaration of War

    Lol. Financial advice. Buy stock in the salt mines, get rich quick today!
  12. Kriegskoenig

    We are here for the Whales

    My dear friend from Rose makes thoughtful points, rare on here these days. So I'll respond before taking off for another couple months of ignoring the OWF. 1) Dwynn suggests fair fights don't create a superpowersphere. 2) Dwynn suggests uncertainty and abundant war is desirable. I understand the motives behind your statement. I too, would like to be able to go toe-to-toe with an equally-sized opponent over an issue rather than getting into repeated globals with the entire game on a side, which require longer downtimes for preparation, and are almost always more destructive for both sides. Superpowerspheres have always limited the options in play for smaller alliances. However, psychology, political science, and economics IRL all make it abundantly clear that human nature hates both uncertainty and abundant war, especially war with high losses. We desire the ability to engage in smaller wars. That requires less protection. But as soon as ONE alliance began signing another alliance to a treaty to fight a third, that Eden was over, and we all left the garden. The slide toward hegemonic spheres is almost inevitable without adjusted game mechanics to make it less attractive. I'd agree that in a game, fluidity, change, and an ability to have an immediate, observable effect on your surrounds is desirable in gameplay to preserve interest and activity. In other words, take a large part of the politics out of the game, or reset it/level it at intervals. But I think you need a different game for that, unless Alex makes some massive changes...in which case it's already going to be a different game. Hit me up on discord if you want to talk polisci, human nature, economics, and psychology! Y'all have a fun war.
  13. Kriegskoenig

    We are here for the Whales

    Oh, the irony. Really, none of you complaining here can be taken seriously being salty about what BK does, because, save a few alliances that lean paperless, your entire group has done the same thing repeatedly, for years. But I don't expect most of you to be objective enough to grasp that. 😂 And seriously, has none of you ever read Von Clausewitz, Machiavelli, or Sun Tzu? Going into a "fair fight" is the utter height of stupidity for anyone that wants to achieve something beyond pointless destruction.
  14. Kriegskoenig

    Dial Up War: Propaganda

    Wait...doesn't this imply, y'know SPOILER ALERT: That Chaos+KETOGG+Rose won't be around later???
  15. Kriegskoenig

    A Serious Message For Orbis

    Defenestrate Maduro. Best wishes, Biel.

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