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Nao last won the day on February 15 2015

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    The Golden Horde

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  1. Nao

    SNN-Saxy tiem

    inb4 it comes out that kastor leaked it
  2. Nao

    SNN-Saxy tiem

    o7 The True The Polar Khan
  3. Nao

    SNN-Saxy tiem

    We're making a new Mensa HQ
  4. Nao

    @everyone - It's true.

    Oh nice, I've done all I needed to do then
  5. Nao

    @everyone - It's true.

    And to think I had guessed we were just going to reform Mensa
  6. Nao

    Prefontaine Preponderance Ponderings

    I think what you have stated indicates an understanding of (and subsequently the motivations behind) becoming the largest nation/alliance in the game. It is clear to me, and I'm sure many others, that the leaderboards, nation score, alliance score, and such representations of progress are benefited by an aversion to war. What you are getting flak for is not about whether or not it is wise to invoke large alliance wars, but rather whether or not it is fun and worthy of our collective time. What this post represents, at least to me, is a plea to make this game less about preservation and political stagnation and more about friendly, interactive competition. What I believe Pre is asking for is a change of heart regarding the culture and mindset of the game. Thus, I believe, it is impossible to try to determine what would be best for one's nation and simultaneously best for themselves. While it may seem the most obvious to find nation score paramount to personal enjoyment, I implore you to reconsider. I understand that you need to build a nation to play the game, and that sometimes the downtime isn't too exciting, but when I think back on my time spent in this game, I can barely recall my decisions in building my cities. I can barely recall how I came to max production or commerce. I can barely recall what I was thinking as I waited for the hour to change. I especially don't remember the nitpicky mechanics of the game, but what I can recall are the war times. I remember the lead up. I remember the declarations. I remember feeling strong emotions whenever I saw my enemy's stupid little icon. I remember trying to outfight in the game and outwit in the forums. OWF fights were petty, and sometimes they weren't so light-hearted, but goddamn were they fun. I remember staying up until 4 AM because @$%&ing Keegoz wanted to catch our enemy off-guard. I remember hating his guts for it, but respecting the play. Even more importantly I remember what I did in those times to help those around me. I remember how desperate I was to make a difference in a war; all the time forgetting that all that mattered was I had someone's back. Then, when tensions fell and everyone's nations were destroyed, I remember playing video games with those I called my enemy just hours previously. Stupid Pfeiffer and his pesky clan of Dio-lovers, but damn did he put up a fight in Rust. To me, that is what makes this game. What I am trying to ask of you, and anyone, is to find meaning in this game outside of the score of your nation. I think we may find ourselves having more fun than we realized we might.
  7. Nao

    Prefontaine Preponderance Ponderings

    My takeaway and something I've felt since the EoS war on TAC - you don't need the strongest casus belli to start a war. There is nothing shameful in aggression, and it makes the game more competitive. An increase in fighting will serve to increase the value of your pixels far faster than waiting for your next city ever will. Hail to fighting.
  8. Nao

    Sneak Peek of Eagle Raid

    Dw I got you covered fam
  9. Nao

    In Opposition to Neutrality

    GPA represent what few care to agree with - being boring in an online game. Pacifism isn't inherently bad, but god does it make you seem insufferable when you say "we're just here to build and defend ourselves". If you don't wish to play politics or go to war, so be it, but nobody will be there to defend you.
  10. Nao

    Messing With Syrup

    Come at me, I got landmines galore!
  11. Nao

    Mensa does something again

    tbt murder in candy kingdom starring belisarius and pbg
  12. Nao

    Mensa does something again

    I will unleash the fury of raw european uranium
  13. Nao

    Mensa does something again

    1v1 me nukes only

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