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  1. You can ignroe this. I am just testing how the final scroll will embed.
  2. I’ll type up my thoughts Sunday when I get back from NH, but I want to clear up something that I think might be misunderstood: If we retire SK, we aren’t going to disband. For those of you who are mostly burned out with the game, we’d stick around in-game to putter along, and still have the discord and forums up for social stuff and game nights and all that. But it wouldn’t be as an alliance with recruitment, aggressive growth strategies, or any real military planning. Obviously no good for anyone who still wants to take the game seriously and make something of themselves, but we aren’t talking about closing the doors and everybody goes their separate ways. The community will stick around as long as people still like talking to each other. But it won’t be as a competitive PW alliance. also for anyone who is still around next month and is interested, I will be sending out a little gift bag of some kind to all members to celebrate our 10 year anniversary on March 15th. It won’t be anything big - likely a small printed scroll with a message from me, and some magnets and a keychain with the SK symbols (old and new). I remember we gave away magnets with the flag a while ago and that was fairly popular.
  3. We definitely need to open up a discussion with the members and get some honest talk about what this alliance actually means to itself. If people still want to try and be a real alliance, even quasi-competitively (tier 2 maybe, not as a tier 1 AA for the foreseeable future), they are going to have to be willing to step up and put in the work for that in the gov departments. If nobody wants to do that, then we have to accept the reality that SK as anything more than a social organization is done. I'm fine with that, if that's where we've come. I just hope we don't get the same old 'SK needs more activity and better gov, but I won't be putting anything towards that.' We'll see. If there are enough people who want to put the effort in, then we can try again and see what happens. But if not, I don't really have a problem with stopping active recruitment and just sort of puttering on. We just need to be honest with ourselves and the world that we are mostly just friends hanging out - and not be like UPN and retain any delusions that we are still a major AA. I think it's fine to be a retirement casual AA as long as everyone is clear about it. We'll see what happens, but that is almost certainly the route we end up taking. I do understand the fears that if we try and reform again with a new gov, that it will still fail in the end. But if it does, it does. It doesn't really put us anywhere other than back where we are now. If there are enough members who honestly want to give it a try, I'd say go for it, whatever the odds. But realistically we likely aren't going to go that path. I still plan on sending out some trinkets or stickers or something to all the remaining members come our 10 year anniversary in march, with something special for the few remaining peeps who I feel have contributed a lot to SK over the years.
  4. Ruler Name: Lord Vader Nation Link: https://politicsandwar.com/alliance/id=7053 Alliance Name: The Imperium Position in Alliance: Leader Have you messaged the Grand Maester?: No Are there any diplomats who need demasking?: No
  5. Oath of Loyalty: I, Guest, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Grace the Rightful King of the Seven Kingdoms, Squeegee Blackfyre, First of His Name, and to his Designated Small Council. I swear upon Honour and Faith that I shall, to the utmost of my ability, defend His Grace and the Small Council against all Treasons and Traitorous Conspiracies which may be formed against Him or Them: And I do faithfully promise to maintain, support and defend to the utmost of my Power, the Succession of the Crown and the Alliance. I swear to bear faith and true allegiance to the Rightful Governance of the Seven Kingdoms, through adversity and in peace, in the knowledge and expectation that they shall bear faith and trust in me. I do solemnly, with Honour and Virtue forthright in my heart, profess, testify and declare that I do make this Declaration, and every Part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words of this Oath, without any Evasion, Equivocation or Reservation whatsoever. Ruler Name: Hunt Nation Link: https://politicsandwar.com/alliance/join/id=7527 Why SK?: It was good Are you a former SK member?: Yes Previous Alliances: No If yes, which alliance(s), and why did you leave?: Do you owe any money to other alliances or individuals: No Discord Username:: None
  6. It's hard to say for me honestly. I definitely do not like big cities. Visiting, sure. I loved being in Tokyo but needed to get out after a while. Never cared for New York. I did love living in Boston and Montreal, so I guess as long it wasn't super dense and had distinct cultural neighborhoods, I could do it. Really if I could live anywhere it would probably be near Portland Maine because my inclination for the outdoors and having more outdoor space of my own outweighs my desire to be back in either of those cities. Someday we'll have teleporters and can have all the convenience of big city access and rural space and nature. Until then I guess I'll go with the smaller town.
  7. Mobile Gamers rise up and candy crush these consoles into the dirt! I feel dirty just typing that...
  8. Ah contemporary politics. This can only go well...
  9. Oath of Loyalty: I, Guest, do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Grace the Rightful King of the Seven Kingdoms, Squeegee Blackfyre, First of His Name, and to his Designated Small Council. I swear upon Honour and Faith that I shall, to the utmost of my ability, defend His Grace and the Small Council against all Treasons and Traitorous Conspiracies which may be formed against Him or Them: And I do faithfully promise to maintain, support and defend to the utmost of my Power, the Succession of the Crown and the Alliance. I swear to bear faith and true allegiance to the Rightful Governance of the Seven Kingdoms, through adversity and in peace, in the knowledge and expectation that they shall bear faith and trust in me. I do solemnly, with Honour and Virtue forthright in my heart, profess, testify and declare that I do make this Declaration, and every Part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words of this Oath, without any Evasion, Equivocation or Reservation whatsoever. Ruler Name: Areton Nation Link: https://politicsandwar.com/nation/id=247601 Why SK?: Former SK member Are you a former SK member?: Yes Previous Alliances: No If yes, which alliance(s), and why did you leave?: Do you owe any money to other alliances or individuals: no Discord Username:: Chashul#4785
  10. Things got very side tracked, but we are close to being done. The heraldry is in, and final touches are being put on a flag version for in-game. Medal designs for awards are being worked on, though may come after the launch of everything else. Regarding the changes in this thread, I am finishing the system to automatically track your points based on awards, gov ranks, and based on forum activity (tracking posts, with different values depending on post length). The only thing I need help with is coming up with point values for everything. I am tentatively working on a point system that I can post in a few days, but in the meantime if anybody is still interested in this, I would love your input. Even just a general sense of 'this award should be worth more than others. Gov titles should be ranked high or not', etc.
  11. Mikey

    [POLL #160] Showering

    I shower twice a day.
  12. Linux gang rise up! I didn't know iOS ran on computers, nor can I imagine why anybody would want to use it over MacOS....
  13. Evidently the awards module showing all our awards is not viewable by regular members. Until I can figure out how to enable that, I will list all our awards and ribbons in this thread. Some, like war ribbons, can only be earned at a specific point in time (fighting in that particular war), but most of these are still earn-able! Many of these are currently being reworked to be full medals, rather than just ribbons. Social Rank value for each will be added when that system is implemented. Campaign Ribbons Earned by fighting for SK in the named war. War Ribbons Unlike campaign ribbons, these are for general performance in any of SK's wars. They may only be earned once, even if you meet the criteria in multiple wars. Exemplary Service Awards Earned for rendering extraordinary service to one of the government departments. The Most Ancient and Honorable Valyrian Order Induction and advancement in this order of chivalry is based on time spent as loyal member of Seven Kingdoms. It can also be awarded for an outstanding act of service to the realm. Members may attach the postscript (in parenthesis after the name of each rank) of their rank to any signatures or official titles. Members who have obtained the rank of Knight Commander or higher may use the honorific "Ser". The Tourmaline Brotherhood Induction in and advancement through this order is based off philanthropic donations to the SK bank or to fellow members. Members may attach the postscript (in parenthesis after the name of each rank) of their rank to any signatures or official titles. Members who have obtained the rank of Knight Commander or higher may use the honorific "Ser". Donator Badges Awarded for donations towards SK server costs, forum licenses, or other RL expenses.
  14. Mikey

    PC Racing Games

    FOUND IT! I used to be in a clan (Dark Jedi Organization baby! What a time when they had 50 clans across various different games) for this free game. Now apparently it's free on steam! I remember it being a blast. I will be demoing it this weekend to see if it still holds up, but if so I highly recommend we get some games going! https://store.steampowered.com/app/11020/TrackMania_Nations_Forever/
  15. I strongly encourage, if you join and make your first moves, to check again tomorrow morning EST to see if others have joined. if someone joined into a country you had attack orders for, you might be in for a rough time since they get their cities filled with infantry, rather than the default millitia. password is: sk
  16. Since people are getting back into atwar, we have been having some regular pick up games, as well as experiment with the casual (multi-hour turn) format. I am running a Eurasia game with 24 hours per turn, so play on your own time. Win condition is capture and hold the enemy capital city for 3 turns. We are currently in turn one - I will be letting my turn timer run out, so there is 24 hours from me for you to join, choose a country, and make your starting moves before the first turn ends. You can join through turn 10 though in case you see this later. https://atwar-game.com/games/?link=4817092204
  17. Mikey

    Hello.

    Welcome to SK! You said so much about yourself I feel like I've known you all my life
  18. The SK Fridge is in need of new materials, and I am getting the correct apple pencil tonight to finally be able to draw marginally less terrible pictures. That means it's skribble time! I'm planning to launch a game at 8pm tomorrow, eastern time. Anyone interested?
  19. It's on the artists hands now at any rate. Well see what they get back to us with.
  20. Does anyone play any good racing games on PC? I remember I used to be super into this one years back. Always loved the genre, but kind of forgot about it for a while. I know we've played rocket league a fair bit (and I intend to have a few tournaments in that), but I think it would be fun to get some racing tournaments in as well. Free games are the best, if anyone knows any, since we could get a good group going. Paid is also fine for my own interest.
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