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Personal question... 64 replies

AK47 said on: 2008-03-23 01:17 pm
3554 Days, 14 Hrs, 40 Min, 35 Sec ago

ok so when people here think of all the great techers/round winners of Nations, people list thebest, pic, sal, and now even bc but im somehow not acknowledged on the same level... even after winning 5 rounds and being in top 5 for 13 of 28 ranked rounds. now i dont disagree with the above players being the most dominant techers of Nations, but i ask, what puts me at the bottom?

this is just a question thats been on my mind for a while and i figure the best way to better understand it is to put it out there...so whats your reasoning if you are indeed a believer of the notation above?
Rick.T said on: 2008-03-23 01:22 pm
3554 Days, 14 Hrs, 35 Min, 51 Sec ago
1) You never retire but say your going to all the time :P
AK47 said on: 2008-03-23 01:26 pm
3554 Days, 14 Hrs, 32 Min, 5 Sec ago

what does that have to do with anything?

besides, ive claimed 3 times i was going to retire. 1st time, it was under my KS account and it was a lie...just made the AK account and wanted to start over so to speak. the other 2 times, i admit, i was planning on going through with it but face it...im addicted. the last time i was supposedly retiring(though i NEVER said i was)...i was taking a break...which i did.
Nataku said on: 2008-03-23 01:37 pm
3554 Days, 14 Hrs, 21 Min, 5 Sec ago
Hmm, recognition doesn't come to those who look for it.

That is all...

[Added at 03/23/2008 13:40:54 by Nataku]
I know I know... You are Teh AK, and j00! must PWNT me now.
Rick.T said on: 2008-03-23 01:48 pm
3554 Days, 14 Hrs, 9 Min, 55 Sec ago
I was just joking
Slugster said on: 2008-03-23 02:32 pm
3554 Days, 13 Hrs, 25 Min, 35 Sec ago

All good things come to those who wait.

I doubt very much that you have been branded as the scourge of Nations and pushed the bottom of the list of competent players.

Recognition is shown to those players who have shown dedication to the Game countless times, be it in the game as well as in the forums. The players that you have listed above do show these qualities, from TheBest's beginnings of numerous clans that have last several years to Sal and his many antics that make people remember him or even BC's antics as well which pushed him to the level of being a moderator for this site. These players have shown the dedication and appreciation to be given the title of true Nation players.

Its not only your tech that people judge you upon, its is your character that you portray outside of the game that will give you the characteristics of a "great techer/round winners of Nations" as you put it.

Besides, does it really matter what other people think of you? its only an online game...
DrUnKeNmOnKeY said on: 2008-03-23 02:56 pm
3554 Days, 13 Hrs, 2 Min, 30 Sec ago
Nicely put Slugster.
Nataku said on: 2008-03-23 03:10 pm
3554 Days, 12 Hrs, 47 Min, 36 Sec ago
dude yah gots 5 wins

[Added at 03/23/2008 16:03:06 by Nataku]
I;ve got a bunch o lulz, so it;s ALL good in teh mafudging chocolate bunny that died on teh smokin hockory cross.
Loki said on: 2008-03-23 04:44 pm
3554 Days, 11 Hrs, 13 Min, 50 Sec ago
AK, it is not that your not one of the best players at all. It is simply like Slugster, whom seems to know a little about the days of old, said. Those that have been here for ever and dominated all the periods of this game not just mainly one period of the game are better remembered by those that you respect.

BC Sal and Besty, even Goliath and others without the wins will always have their place in the "hall of fame" due to their eras of play my friend.

People simply remember the oldbies because they are oldbies :) As has bees said a couple times, all good things come to those that wait :)
AK47 said on: 2008-03-23 05:08 pm
3554 Days, 10 Hrs, 50 Min, 20 Sec ago

i completely understand your point of view slugster...but note this, i am specifically speaking about the tech portion of the game. i understand what BC, sal, etc have brought to the game, outside of teching; being mods, making acknowledged clans, making new or bettering tactics, etc. what im saying is, what does one do to get the acknowledgement of being an elite techer?

in regards to caring or not caring about what people think and that its only an online game...you are absolutely right. but keep in mind, i am one of the more active members of Nations and throughout the years, have developed enough respect for members of the community that their opinions would and do matter.(ex: loki, bc, stormy, thruster,etc). so either way, these opinions do matter, whether in person or through online gaming. now the degree of how you take these opinions is the icing on the cake so to speak.
Moonshine said on: 2008-03-23 05:16 pm
3554 Days, 10 Hrs, 41 Min, 49 Sec ago


This is what i think about this game.

*Theres not enough people who play this game
*Theres not enough elite players. (at the end of every round theres about a 80-90 tech point difference between 1st and 50th. BOTTOM LINE:Little competition
*Since its too small of a community, noobs often get bullied and quit.

My opinion: People want to be the next legend on this game. Guys its a tiny little RPG game that .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000098% of the world knows of. Its fun to us but we are among a rare few. If people were like us, so many more people would be playing this game. AK people might not look up to you like you may want, but why do you care so much?

AK47 said on: 2008-03-23 05:21 pm
3554 Days, 10 Hrs, 36 Min, 59 Sec ago

im being misunderstood. all i am questioning is the lack of acknowledgement of me as a "techer". nothing more...nothing less. im am not debating whether i should be looked up to or be praised every 2 secs of my life...what im saying is, what makes me so different from gamers like bc, thebest, sal, pic, etc to the point that i am not mentioned as one of the elite "techers". i just dont follow people and wonder why that might be (that im at the bottom of the list so to speak).

thats all! didnt mean to make it an "AK doesnt feel appreciated" or "AK needs attention" thing. its more of a "why am i not on the same level" type of ordeal.

[Added at 03/23/2008 17:25:09 by AK47]

and just note, of course i care about the opinions of people who are here. ive been here long enough to establish respect for alot of these individuals.

moon not to put you on the spot but...remember when you won your 1st round? you knocked off gijoe who was thought to be a good friend of yours and vice-versa? when people started bashing you about it, that got to you. thats an example of acknowledging what other people here are saying to/about you.
SilverSurfer said on: 2008-03-23 05:37 pm
3554 Days, 10 Hrs, 21 Min, 15 Sec ago
AK - The answer has basically already been stated. Players don't gain the recognition of being the best "Techers" simply off teching alone. Though, that has much to do with it.

Moon - I believe this site to have much potential. Not many may know about it, even though there was a considerable number of people coming here back 5 years ago, I believe that it can build back up there if it had a considerable amount of revolutionary changes... I think there are still a vast amount of old school geeks out there that may be interested in a game like this.
Sandmand99 said on: 2008-03-23 05:45 pm
3554 Days, 10 Hrs, 12 Min, 55 Sec ago
Well i think your good! But to go off topic a bit! Why is the game not more wars based! There should be more ways to hurt a players game! Its more of a sit and wait then a war game! And straights can only go so far in difference here.

Just some thoughts and dont mind the spelling its not the best lol
Nataku said on: 2008-03-23 05:45 pm
3554 Days, 10 Hrs, 12 Min, 44 Sec ago
OH OH OH, i forgot moonshine as one of the great sext legends...

He shure knows how to shake it.

i wanna some of his man lovin!!!
SilverSurfer said on: 2008-03-23 05:55 pm
3554 Days, 10 Hrs, 3 Min, 18 Sec ago
Simply put, the war side of the game needs to be completely redeveloped into something more strategical. Researchs like Weapons, Offense, and defense need to start carrying some sort of value reflected towards attacking and defending. Military units also need some sort of value to determine the outcome in a different way.

[Added at 03/23/2008 18:02:05 by SilverSurfer]
The ability to set your nation into some sort of strategical formation would be a big jump.
Breakyourself said on: 2008-03-23 06:57 pm
3554 Days, 9 Hrs, 50 Sec ago
u forgot about the wb :P
Fbg said on: 2008-03-23 06:58 pm
3554 Days, 9 Hrs, 12 Sec ago
AK, what people are trying to say is just because you're a good techer don't mean everyone is gonna want you. There are more things to it. It's like popularity. You can't just have one good characteristic...gotta have more than that to be wanted.

Not to sound mean.

Te amo, mi amor.
Nataku said on: 2008-03-23 07:53 pm
3554 Days, 8 Hrs, 4 Min, 46 Sec ago
hmm -_-'

too bad i have TOO many characteristics.

o.Osfkgdfasjg;akljsdr
Battlecruiser said on: 2008-03-23 08:05 pm
3554 Days, 7 Hrs, 52 Min, 46 Sec ago
AK, most of what was said is right. You'll get there ;)

You could be the one with the highest potential out of all of us.
_ElessaR_ said on: 2008-03-23 08:41 pm
3554 Days, 7 Hrs, 16 Min, 33 Sec ago
Maybe because you go around calling people "jo0 no0b"? I don't remember seeing sal, bc etc. using the phrase to an extent like you do.

I'm juz kidding dude!
Archer said on: 2008-03-23 09:20 pm
3554 Days, 6 Hrs, 38 Min, 3 Sec ago
You need a cool name.
Like TeHGuN or... Jings.Personal.Servant!! :P
Nataku said on: 2008-03-23 09:47 pm
3554 Days, 6 Hrs, 11 Min, 3 Sec ago
someone say personal servant.
*poofs outta nowhere*
Pic said on: 2008-03-23 09:54 pm
3554 Days, 6 Hrs, 4 Min, 4 Sec ago
I have no idea why ppl feel the way they do AK.

But I’ve always thought of you as one of the top players here – actually I ‘d rank you higher then most of the so called ‘great’ players here. You’d be in my top 5 – that’s for sure. (Probably top 3)

You’re one of those players who can win without a massive team backing you, and I really respect that. And with some of your wins in the past, ppl were out to get you and you were still able to rise above it.

I’m so close to saying who I think your better then, but I won’t so that we don’t turn this thread into a flame war.
DrUnKeNmOnKeY said on: 2008-03-23 10:09 pm
3554 Days, 5 Hrs, 49 Min, 27 Sec ago
Hmm... top 3 techers right now (not looking at the old nations)

1. BC
2. AK/Sal
4. Pic?

From my limited experience BC always has the highest base when he plays. Also, I haven't really been around when pic tried to win rounds but he has won 5 or was it 6? That's a huge accomplishment. Good job guys!

[Added at 03/23/2008 22:10:19 by DrUnKeNmOnKeY]
lol confirmed, Pic has won 6 rounds making him the winner of the most rounds. WTH crazy, nice job pic.
Sal said on: 2008-03-23 11:01 pm
3554 Days, 4 Hrs, 56 Min, 52 Sec ago
I dont like the sound of pic's post -.-



Also AK, (excluding forum activeness and things you might say out of game) there is more than teching to Nations. What you can do in a clan, the influence you can gain, etc. These things all play major roles in being an overally good player.

I've been able to mount a huge clan and take down ppl rather than take my tech up, yet i've also had high tech. BC is awesome with base tech, pic is just odd(lol, other than random ppl on market, he doesnt get much help but still wins).

You're not a bad player, far from it. But to me you're just a new spawn still. I've yet to see more of you than simple teching.
Nataku said on: 2008-03-24 12:36 am
3554 Days, 3 Hrs, 22 Min, 5 Sec ago
Ive only just started too get my tech on, and if theres no adrenaline that Ive been promised at rise...

I'm going to go back to warring.

[Added at 03/24/2008 00:56:03 by Nataku]
I'd so love to see my neural patterns during this rounds rise.
NOOKIE said on: 2008-03-24 04:46 am
3553 Days, 23 Hrs, 11 Min, 55 Sec ago
Hey ak try winning a round that bc and sal
are playing seriously,maybe if you win the round and beat them maybe you'll be recognize.
Oracle said on: 2008-03-24 04:57 am
3553 Days, 23 Hrs, 48 Sec ago
when people look at the round winner- there's different responses like:

1)w00t ben won again I can accept that

2):@! WB that mofo cheat won again, I'm gonna flame!

3)wtf? I never heard of that round winner.. some cheatz0r

4)oh.. it's that guy again, meh.. who's no.2? OH!

People remember the wins that matter to them- you just don't register with enough people out of X i guess LoL- stuff like that maybe

SilverSurfer said on: 2008-03-24 06:02 am
3553 Days, 21 Hrs, 55 Min, 33 Sec ago
Nook, AK won in 66 when BC had one of the best pre rises since after 56.
WARBEAST said on: 2008-03-24 06:03 am
3553 Days, 21 Hrs, 54 Min, 58 Sec ago
maybe...he is just a whiner...and his whole life is trying to be cool in a wargame....u KNOW u will have a tough time..while I am around...get off the game and back to being a human...buy 1 of my games and try using your hands for something other then keyboard typing...joo LOSER.....MUHAHAHAHA./.....ak really get real before you are forever bound to be a nobody on a game...we are all friends here...some dont know it..just a place to say hi...I add a little spice to your SAUCEE'..:)
AK47 said on: 2008-03-24 06:25 am
3553 Days, 21 Hrs, 33 Min, 27 Sec ago


wb i already told you...i want nothing to do with you. you get no "over the top" reply!

now then...with the exception of warbeasts post and natakus randomness, thank you for posting!

people are still misunderstanding what im saying to a certain degree but overall, i think i figured it out.
Al_capone said on: 2008-03-24 06:27 am
3553 Days, 21 Hrs, 31 Min, 6 Sec ago
Well, who cares how others view your time on this game.Just do your thing,and if ppl dont like....who cares.
WARBEAST said on: 2008-03-24 06:32 am
3553 Days, 21 Hrs, 26 Min, 22 Sec ago
ak...I guaranteed u would be BACK...here u R, I also guarantee you will SPEAK when SPOKEN too...MUHAHAHAHA
Slugster said on: 2008-03-24 10:50 am
3553 Days, 17 Hrs, 7 Min, 55 Sec ago

I do not believe that you are being misunderstood. What the players of nations are trying to tell you is that you could have been the greatest player in all of nations winning EVERY single round single handedly, but that still would make you the greatest player out there.

You ask what one must do to become known as an "Elite Techer". My answer is simple, There is no such thing. If all you strive for is to be the best at the game in terms of tech and winning rounds then you will most likely become known as "that guy". To truly be known throughout nations as a true player you must embody all the emotions of what the past players have done, be formal in the forums from time to time, help a newb out, do not rant and rave all over the place if something doesn't go your way. I am not saying that you do not do this already, but all of the great players from the past did these things and that is why everyone remembers them.

Not to be a sap, but the good guys do finish first and are remembered. Please don't confuse this with the motto of "nice guys finish last" as this is rarely the case. As a word of advice, if you want to be remembered in the same light as the others, then continue with your strong gaming qualities, but add these other qualities that have helped others in the past.
Wolfblack said on: 2008-03-24 10:56 am
3553 Days, 17 Hrs, 2 Min, 23 Sec ago
OH GO CRY ABOUT IT!
Nataku said on: 2008-03-24 12:36 pm
3553 Days, 15 Hrs, 22 Min, 9 Sec ago
I take my compiments back in that case,

I guess J00! pwntee Moo(me)

[Added at 03/24/2008 12:43:27 by Nataku]
Can't we all just get along.
AK47 said on: 2008-03-24 03:27 pm
3553 Days, 12 Hrs, 30 Min, 45 Sec ago

thank you for your comments slugster. i appreciate it! =]
Stormbringer said on: 2008-03-24 04:53 pm
3553 Days, 11 Hrs, 5 Min, 28 Sec ago
I'll have to agree with Pic on this one. I have no idea as well why some feel the same way about AK47. I know for a fact that on at least three of AK's wins he had people gunning for him and he still came out on top! Based on only my four plus years here that puts AK47 in the top five. AK, just don't let it get to you.
Loki said on: 2008-03-24 09:48 pm
3553 Days, 6 Hrs, 9 Min, 40 Sec ago
I cannot even start to say I would be able to cut a list of the 5 best players out of the list of great players that have been here during my time. Infact in all honesty to even say something like that in my humble opinion is foolish.

This being said AK, as far as simply winning goes the records say it all. Your there and no-one can take that away from you (without winning more rounds than you). Your wins have also been honourable, which alot of people respect above just winning.

HOWEVER I cannot honestly say I would even compare you to Ben, or others in other aspects of the game. Everyone has their own specialty. Hence why trying to list a small group of people as the "best" is so difficult.

As for Pic's comment I honestly believe a little more discression would have gone down a little better there dude. :) Most of us know your opinion. :) Alot of us do respect it too, but you dont need to rub it in faces :P

Viper10488 said on: 2008-03-24 10:10 pm
3553 Days, 5 Hrs, 48 Min, 30 Sec ago
Okay AK i'll Keep this short.
You are amongst the top Do not doubt it. Even as a techer.

but keep this in mind.
reason why ur name was not mentioned is simply because of what everyone else up there has said. To point at another nations player (with no offense of course)
Guildamage (Mike) i mean i give him props for doing real well, always being in chat, occasional forum posting? his tech was always good. but who recognized him as a top player???

But look at Ben...
Hes been gone for probably over a year now or more. But his name is like a Legend. If Sal ever disappeared. His name is like a Legend.

Even with our small community...
Keep in mind... only 50 ppl make it to top 50 list...
at most... people look at the top 10... so 10 ppl are remembered out of a possible 100 of us as of now. in the past we prolly had more ppl but 100 at
most now...

its just something about the way they speak, organize, move, or guide others that cause them to stand out.

cant explain it. I mean even Warbeast is a legend. Although he isn't a favored legend, hes known for his ruckus caused in Nations. Similar to that of other past people...
TinaMiaz said on: 2008-03-24 11:44 pm
3553 Days, 4 Hrs, 14 Min, 18 Sec ago
WARBEAST, Stop posting. You said you were quitting now leave. Why would you get my hopes up like that just to crush them with your hypocrisy. You're killing me man, killing me. Leave now.
WARBEAST said on: 2008-03-25 04:39 am
3552 Days, 23 Hrs, 18 Min, 52 Sec ago
I mean to do just that to your nation...:)


MUHAHAHAHA!


open your mouth..insert foot...get what u get...:)
LagunaCid said on: 2008-03-25 02:30 pm
3552 Days, 13 Hrs, 28 Min, 24 Sec ago
when people here think of all the great techers/round winners of Nations, people list thebest, pic, sal, and now even bc but im somehow not acknowledged on the same level... even after winning 5 rounds and being in top 5 for 13 of 28 ranked rounds. now i dont disagree with the above players being the most dominant techers of Nations, but i ask, what puts me at the bottom?

this is just a question thats been on my mind for a while and i figure the best way to better understand it is to put it out there...so whats your reasoning if you are indeed a believer of the notation above?
Nataku said on: 2008-03-25 02:37 pm
3552 Days, 13 Hrs, 21 Min, 10 Sec ago
Dude/ettes






try using your hands for something other then keyboard typing.. - WARBEAST -


That;s what Pr0n is for!!!!!!!!!!!!
AK47 said on: 2008-03-25 06:20 pm
3552 Days, 9 Hrs, 37 Min, 36 Sec ago

uhh...LC im not sure what your point was of quoting me?! =/

did i say something to contradict myself or something?
_Marvel_ said on: 2008-03-26 05:27 am
3551 Days, 22 Hrs, 31 Min, 27 Sec ago
I'M NEW TO NATIONS AND AFTER READING ALL THIS CRAP I THINK AK47=ATTENTION HO.
Archer said on: 2008-03-26 05:28 am
3551 Days, 22 Hrs, 29 Min, 47 Sec ago
...Go suck a lemon, Marvel.
WARBEAST said on: 2008-03-26 06:18 am
3551 Days, 21 Hrs, 39 Min, 48 Sec ago
marvel...we need to be allies...


TinaMiaz said on: 2008-03-26 08:31 am
3551 Days, 19 Hrs, 27 Min, 9 Sec ago
Warbeast. You need to leave.
AK47 said on: 2008-03-26 09:51 am
3551 Days, 18 Hrs, 7 Min, 5 Sec ago

my reply to marvel...

http://www.uranther.com/funnypics/stfu_noob.jpg
WARBEAST said on: 2008-03-26 11:13 am
3551 Days, 16 Hrs, 45 Min, 16 Sec ago
tina..u & your allies need to pay TRIBUTE
Slugster said on: 2008-03-26 11:22 am
3551 Days, 16 Hrs, 36 Min, 22 Sec ago
This thread has spiraled far from the original topic. It is a shame, it was just becoming interesting.
Nataku said on: 2008-03-26 11:41 am
3551 Days, 16 Hrs, 17 Min, 19 Sec ago
NANANA if teh AK is an attantion ho,

I'm the attention, escort..

o.O

i unno.
AK47 said on: 2008-03-26 01:25 pm
3551 Days, 14 Hrs, 32 Min, 39 Sec ago

i agree slugster...it went off-topic. at least better understand how people determine an "elite" of this game, so to speak! =P
Badmrbill said on: 2008-03-26 01:45 pm
3551 Days, 14 Hrs, 13 Min, 6 Sec ago
ak i think most reason they don't is they have hard time seeing you beat some of those old guys. specially when other olbies not around that gave them run for the money. for you it bites as we have lost the very good players from years ago back when there was 8+ very good clans and you never had a clue who would win till the end of the round. you do a good job against the new era of players. i have no t seen anyone from beta play the game and try to win in a long time i don't even attempt to play enough cept now and then to maybe hit the top 50 which last attempt i did with ease which means the caliber of player we have now is not up to scratch most times i would have to give up rl to play this game and rank tis sad that can miss few hunderd turns and still get in top 50. but i will list you as top dog for new era player.
Hi-Liter said on: 2008-03-26 03:33 pm
3551 Days, 12 Hrs, 25 Min, 10 Sec ago
ROFLMFAO at the BEAST.
WeaponX (Mod) said on: 2008-03-27 06:29 am
3550 Days, 21 Hrs, 29 Min, 30 Sec ago
Back on topic.

Why do I suck at Nations? =P
Korgrath (Mod) said on: 2008-03-27 07:02 am
3550 Days, 20 Hrs, 56 Min, 26 Sec ago
you!? I've been playing since it came out and I still haven't won a round :(
Nataku said on: 2008-03-27 11:00 am
3550 Days, 16 Hrs, 58 Min, 25 Sec ago
An elite, of a web game... o.o'

that;s funny and pathetic.

[Added at 03/27/2008 11:00:30 by Nataku]
wer'e all just players of the game, k
Space-Monkey said on: 2008-03-27 12:59 pm
3550 Days, 14 Hrs, 59 Min, 13 Sec ago
Just look at AK's record, tons of wins, and even more top 10 finishes, that says it all.





out of 10 rate AK at around 7 bc and sal around 8

BC is an 8 because of his always massive base, Sal becuase im afraid of his man boobs.

and AK gets 1 point taken off for haveing a small wang.
DrUnKeNmOnKeY said on: 2008-03-27 01:22 pm
3550 Days, 14 Hrs, 36 Min, 10 Sec ago
What's a 10 then? God of Nations? lol...
Nataku said on: 2008-03-27 01:38 pm
3550 Days, 14 Hrs, 20 Min, 10 Sec ago
He does have rihgt to say Pwn, i'll give him that.
Space-Monkey said on: 2008-03-27 02:06 pm
3550 Days, 13 Hrs, 51 Min, 55 Sec ago
I'm a 10
AK47 said on: 2008-03-27 04:16 pm
3550 Days, 11 Hrs, 41 Min, 38 Sec ago

LOL @ nuggems!