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Postby Cora III » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:44 am

Excellent EWS, at last something constructive. :hug:

Why I don't talk about infiltrators and sleepers? A) Not my core profession (longest and only sleeping op = 2 years for Suomi), B) I operate on need to know-basis. Natives don't need to know, C) My Conceptual definition is based to that which is relevant for so called 'tag raiding' in its traditional meaning, D) Unlike many raiders think, I'm not blind to the big picture where different facets of same diamond shine brighter in unison.

Feel free to expand conceptions further. I didn't count actual current DEN Overrun %, just thrown cultivated estimate made on fly, rounded downwards.
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Postby Jersey Republic » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:15 pm

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Postby ChingisOtchigin » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:09 pm

Jersey Republic wrote:Any of you remember when I was a hilariously bad spy? Good time, good times


Nope.

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Postby Jersey Republic » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:09 am

ChingisOtchigin wrote:
Jersey Republic wrote:Any of you remember when I was a hilariously bad spy? Good time, good times


Nope.

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Portugal Invaded!

Postby DEN NEWS AGENCY » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:44 pm

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Portugal Invaded!

At the March Fifteenth Major Update, Portugal was once again invaded with the last invasion taking place almost two years ago by the United Imperial Armed Forces. With one of the largest update forces fielded during the new era of NationStates, and certainly the largest every put together in under twenty-four hours the twenty endorsement native delegate was displaced by a well placed sleeper operation of over three months. With minimal defender interference the combined forces of the DEN army, The Kingdom of Great Britain Royal Navy, and The Black Hawks came away victorious.

Participating Troops:

DEN:

Lieutenant Vaculatestar
General Knot II
Brigadier General 94 block
Captain Demzelka
Sergeant Malvacka
Sergeant ChingisOtchigin
Sergeant Tom Vasentius
Sergeant Sentinel Optik
Corporal John Kasich
Corporal Queen Yuno
Corporal New Wintony
Corporal Tyrinth
Corporal Clearer
Private First Class Socio polor

The Kingdom of Great Britain:

Fleet Admiral King George VI
Fleet Admiral Victor Lancaster
Sub-Lieutenant Ezmerelda Ruby Norfolk-Hanover
Warrant Officer I Charles Lancaster
Chief Petty Officer Nyx Lancaster
Seaman Cadet Rose Hanover
Seaman Cadet John Adrian Louis Hope
Seaman Cadet Seanzyland

The Black Hawks:

Lieutenant Kothic Hawk
Corporal Raionitu
Private First Class Siniarus
Private First Class Syberis

History will record the DEN as the most notorious, well-organized, and well-disciplined raider army ever to grace the battlefield.

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Postby 95 block » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:02 pm

That was a fun raid guys. Let's have fun with this one.

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The Silver Sentinel
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Postby The Silver Sentinel » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:51 pm

What the hell did Portugal ever do to anybody to deserve to be smashed in the dirt?

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Postby ChingisOtchigin » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:27 am

It's a region.

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The old wildlife pen pal
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Postby The old wildlife pen pal » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:42 am

So did you guys use predator?

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Postby Severisen » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:16 am

The old wildlife pen pal wrote:So did you guys use predator?



While I wasn't in attendance, I can pretty much say the answer to that would be "no." I've never used Predator, but it would seem that a single hit is best triggered the old fashioned way. I could be wrong, though.

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Postby Dark Robes » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:17 am

So many troops at the update there. Woah.
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Postby Drop Your Pants » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:18 am

The Silver Sentinel wrote:What the hell did Portugal ever do to anybody to deserve to be smashed in the dirt?

Didn't password or refound :P
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Postby Vaculatestar » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:12 am

The old wildlife pen pal wrote:So did you guys use predator?


Nope old fashioned triggering. These "one hit wonders" are best done that way. Granted I don't actually have access to Predator so I couldn't use it even if I wanted to. :P

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Postby Knot II » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:57 am

The old wildlife pen pal wrote:So did you guys use predator?

Adding to what Severisen and Vaculatestar have already said, a good rule-of-thumb is to never rely on technology for major operations.
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Postby Natapoc » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:03 pm

Drop Your Pants wrote:
The Silver Sentinel wrote:What the hell did Portugal ever do to anybody to deserve to be smashed in the dirt?

Didn't password or refound :P


I'm sorry to hear that Portugal was DEN's next target after Anarchy.

There really should be options to opt out of R/D besides refounding a region or adding a password (neither of which are actually effective long-term solutions since founders often eventually vanish and passwords can be leaked to raiders by infiltrators).
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Postby Zaolat » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:16 pm

Natapoc wrote:
Drop Your Pants wrote:Didn't password or refound :P


I'm sorry to hear that Portugal was DEN's next target after Anarchy.

There really should be options to opt out of R/D besides refounding a region or adding a password (neither of which are actually effective long-term solutions since founders often eventually vanish and passwords can be leaked to raiders by infiltrators).

Why are you beating a dead horse? Again...

You know it's not going to change or at least significantly. ROs have been implemented and if you can trust your ROs you're more secure.
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Postby Natapoc » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:26 pm

Zaolat wrote:
Natapoc wrote:
I'm sorry to hear that Portugal was DEN's next target after Anarchy.

There really should be options to opt out of R/D besides refounding a region or adding a password (neither of which are actually effective long-term solutions since founders often eventually vanish and passwords can be leaked to raiders by infiltrators).

Why are you beating a dead horse? Again...

You know it's not going to change or at least significantly. ROs have been implemented and if you can trust your ROs you're more secure.


Regional officers do nothing to prevent this because raiders have the tools to take over a region before anyone can respond. When we were invaded briefly before DEN, I actually saw the invader come in and I clicked the regional access control (I was still an RO) in hopes of being able to stop it.

By the time the page loaded on my computer they had already became delegate, removed all the regional officers, and had full control.

They literally were able to move in and remove us in the time it took a page to load.

There is not enough time to respond to a raid for regional officers to do anything about it. If anything, the RO functionality is a gift to raiders as you have more people watching the natives and suppressing our posts.
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Postby Drop Your Pants » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:50 pm

Was it really necessary to post on all the regions with embassies with Portugal with a regional ad for DEN? :P
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Postby The Silver Sentinel » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:28 pm

Drop Your Pants wrote:Was it really necessary to post on all the regions with embassies with Portugal with a regional ad for DEN? :P

Would that not technically be a rules violation, as most of those regions are not tagged "Recruiter Friendly"? :blink:

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ChingisOtchigin
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Postby ChingisOtchigin » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:25 pm

Was it recruitment though?

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Postby The Silver Sentinel » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:49 pm

ChingisOtchigin wrote:Was it recruitment though?

A regional ad is recruitment.

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Postby The old wildlife pen pal » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:03 pm

Vaculatestar wrote:
The old wildlife pen pal wrote:So did you guys use predator?


Nope old fashioned triggering. These "one hit wonders" are best done that way. Granted I don't actually have access to Predator so I couldn't use it even if I wanted to. :P

That's good to know, I suppose. Thanks for the answers.

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Operation Blitz: Atlantis Invaded!

Postby DEN NEWS AGENCY » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:06 pm

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Operation Blitz
Atlantis Invaded!


At the major update on March 19, 13 soldiers embarked on a mission to strike the heart of the Founderless Regions Alliance. In a period of four seconds, the combined might of DEN and The Black Hawks surged over a massive wave and hit the home of the FRA Arch Chancellor, Atlantis. Hard. The unassuming enemy delegate was toppled into the sea floor with a 626 day delegacy streak destroyed as defenders from TITO, RRA, AWP RDF, and RIASF watched helplessly.

Troops of DEN:

General Knot II
Field Marshal Gest
Captain Demzelka
Lieutenant North Pacific Spy
Corporal John Kasich
Corporal New Wintony
Corporal Tyrinth
Corporal Socio Polor
Corporal Clearer
Private First Class The Scarecrows Rest
Private Ellasmera

The Black Hawks:

Lieutenant Kothic Hawk
Private First Class Syberis

The FRA is a useless defender institution in all but name. Its pledge to work tirelessly in the protection of regions against the "menace of aggression and imperialism" is utter sham and hypocrisy. The majority of its member regions languish in inactivity and stagnation.

To all the naysayers commenting nonsense about how invaderdom will fall: this manually-triggered jump just beat all but the rarest of tool-assisted invasions. Even as this is being written, the democratization of traditional triggering methods continues.

History will record the DEN as the most notorious, well-organized, and well-disciplined raider army ever to grace the battlefield.
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Postby Klaus Devestatorie » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:13 pm

DEN NEWS AGENCY wrote:
Operation Blitz
Atlantis Invaded!


Arch Chancellor -- Lemmingtopias
Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

Says it all. Congratulations, and lets see how much of Atlantis can be emptied before the founder ends his own 45 day absence.
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Postby Vandoosa » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:21 am

Aww.. I always have to work and miss the good raids..

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