HEADLINES: RUMORS OF LOST COMPANY CITIZEN SPOTTED.
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - Famed Company Citizen 00c was spotted and was notified on the friends system as having been someplace else. In addition, premiums have also spread rumors of having encountered and talked to 00c, particularly to garner the attention of the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company.
Intelligence however has been unable to verify the claims as the Citizen would have sent a PM to us first.
Eh, we don't know and that's OK.
EDITORIAL - Generational Values in Gaming. 2000s-2020s.
Irishkaiser - Some of you may call me an old gaming veteran, particularly in the FPS scene, at a time when speed and dexterity with pinpoint accuracy was king of the jews and I noticed the changing values and personality types of regions in gaming.
Now people considered South Americans to be stupid and if you're Brazilian, Lord help you. But I was there during a time when Brazil was not only considered extensively skilled, but also very polite and very organized. Many amateur clans then would've loved Brazilians hosting or managing their servers especially for events such as clan wars, because like their state motto: Ordem e progresso, they were just that awesome to be with. Shame for me in the 400-500 ping range to connect to them. And it wasn't just the Brazilians.
Now they're the butt of every Latin joke in FPS and the Sudacas didn't fare much better as well. I theorize that back then a privileged few, of generally higher education and upbringing had access to the internet more so than the average FAVELADO.
North Americans had a huuuuge amount of trashtalkers before, I'm sure many people remember the stereotype. Those guys are just sensitive. Nowadays... Shit, I guess it's the same but there's more variety in mental instability now.
North American servers before were usually well-run... In comparison to today, that is. Things could get done within reason. Now, I see a lot of dramas, with "feelings" taking priority in issues and big scandals than there were before. Back then, a North American server wanted a change or to implement a policy, it was clear, concise, was based on consensus and it was freaking done and implemented well. There were hiccups and nitpicking on details every now and then but it was also left for community debate and once a consensus was reached generally it was followed through. There was also generally more freedom of speech, compared to today and I'm not just talking about the incessant use of niggers or nigga, but that vocal disagreements were much much more accepted and on the online forums, those guys were not only praised as celebrities by the community for standing up to admins or moderators and debating them with rationality, they were many times even invited to the forum or server staff for impressive displays of dialectics - the general reasoning being: "If you're smart enough to figure something out on your own, we'd like to have you rather than antagonize you"
Now I keep hearing about scandals or incredible displays of incompetence nowadays from almost every North American gaming community and people taking sides and the forums... NOBODY USES RATIONALITY OR BASIC FUCKING LOGIC ANYMORE. Holy fucking shit. I am not joking. Yes, there were still douches, yes there was still the stereotype of the abusive admin or mod, but back then, there were also more reasonable people to keep the balance.
I have no experience with Northern, Western, Eastern, Central and or Southern Africa, so I cannot judge. Middle Easterners and South Asians as well with the exception of the odd Paki or Hindu visiting our servers on the odd hours and generally being bros. Coming to their servers today, they're pretty cool but political but not crazy American political.
Europe. Ah, Europe... It's divided as well into like Western Europe, Central Europe & Eastern Europe.
Internet wasn't as developed then. But generally East of Germany is the start of Europe Central which Germans played anyway. And let me tell you I didn't understand jackshit, but at least the forums were in English and a lot of the people there didn't really talk much. But when they were versed in a subject, they would talk very well with exceptional depth. In terms of community though, they were stuck with a more collective "follow the leader" mentality. If they were trashtalking, I didn't understand what they were telling me then.
Now Europe is filled with a bunch of fucking losers nowadays who are literally just second-rate North Americans. Almost no difference aside from a slightly more collective mentality. I don't know why they try to emulate North America to this day when they're clearly a bunch of fucking morons. What, you wanna be a moron and a loser? Fuck you, man.
But English-speaking Europeans back then generally added more class to a server or community and was actually a sign of a community going "international". They were a great source of alternative ideas and points of view, because back then they were still quite distinct from North Americans.
Southeast Asia and East Asia, oh my God. Now there's a reputation for trashtalkers nowadays but back then, let me tell you... BACK THEN NOBODY TRASHTALKED EACH OTHER AT ALL. Probably cause they were ashamed of their English for all I know and generally kept quiet, but internet proliferation and internet cafe culture was big in SEA & EA.
Our servers were also generally more fun and creative and less competitive. We have lots of STORM THE FRONT FUCKERS whose general strategy is to "mechanically outplay" their opponents i.e.: beat them in a head on fight, but SEA and EA had lots and lots of the fun servers with the fun gamemodes.
Our forums were generally... Actually, we preferred chat groups to organize stuff. Not a lot of SEA or EA.
Oceania. You fucking cunts. I fucking love the way you run your servers. Fucking choice. I talk shit because you're the worst fucking tourists when you come to our servers talking hot shit but getting your asses whooped, but damn I enjoy just goofing around and fucking around in your servers cause you are tolerant as fuark. Oh Little Boy from Manly, I fucking love you you fucking wog. Fucking oath, cunt.
Australians nowadays are actually more cool in SEA/EA servers. Course we get the odd bogan here and there, but in actuality, we're pretty close and when SEA/EA do come together to form a community, the Australians & New Zealanders are the heart of the forums because in spite of our cultural differences back then, sheer geographic proximity and the proliferation of English naturally made us gravitate towards each other.
I'm your cunt, mates.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Mission
The proudly Directory reports that it has cancelled Trade Mission for leisure week.
Also, Irishkaiser drinking again.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following trades
PvP Drill 198th Mass PvP Event - I want to live
DOMESTIC - CENTER OPEN
Old Man sent letters notifying all concerned.
DOMESTIC - Premium wins right to extend visa since he did nothing wrong
I hate Rule of Law. I hate that we have to do the right thing all the damn time. FUCK YOU.
Wouldn't it be easy... Just to... Not do the right thing for once..? Come on, guys. One time.
FINANCE - I'm going to check the land this month to see if we'll buy it.
Who wants to become a chieftain?
FINANCE - Pulling out money from Stocks to other Endeavors.
We're now the Real Estate of the Unknown [?] Clan.
1) Trade Mission Next Week. This time for sure.