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Welcome to the 2023 Defender Awards!

Talk about regional management and politics, raider/defender gameplay, and other game-related matters.
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Reventus Koth
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Reventus Koth » Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:02 am

Your link leads to the nominations thread. Though it is easy enough to navigate to the voting thread from there, I assume that wasn't intended :P
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Quebecshire
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Postby Quebecshire » Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:03 am

Simple fix, done
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United Districts of Panem
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Ex-Nation

Postby United Districts of Panem » Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:05 am

Max Fosh claims all the medals as they are actually chocolate and precedes to eat them
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Sedgistan
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Postby Sedgistan » Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:21 am

United Districts of Panem wrote:Max Fosh claims all the medals as they are actually chocolate and precedes to eat them

You aren't in Forum 7 any more, Dorothy.

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Postby United Districts of Panem » Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:22 am

Sedgistan wrote:
United Districts of Panem wrote:Max Fosh claims all the medals as they are actually chocolate and precedes to eat them

You aren't in Forum 7 any more, Dorothy.

:/
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Eternal Algerstonia
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Ex-Nation

Postby Eternal Algerstonia » Wed Nov 01, 2023 10:32 am

These awards were the most rigged awards in history, and the Algerheaven government-in-exile recognizes this as nothing more than a massive sham. I will be launching my own program to compete with the Sham Awards. This great injustice will not go unpunished.

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Belschaft
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Belschaft » Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:19 pm

What happened to the Armchair Award?
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Arstotskiano
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Postby Arstotskiano » Thu Nov 02, 2023 1:11 pm

what happened to the worst invader group award
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Postby Blackbird » Thu Nov 02, 2023 3:04 pm

Merni wrote:
Toerana wrote:"Defender" awards celebrating raids and invasions now huh, nice.

Considering that the Blackbird Award has been awarded since the first Defender Awards... I don't think you have a leg to stand on with your complaint.

Really excited for these awards! I already have a few (probably obvious) nominations ready :)


I am opposed to removing the Blackbird Award. No particular reason.

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Quebecshire
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Postby Quebecshire » Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:18 pm

Belschaft wrote:What happened to the Armchair Award?

The Armchair Award is a fixture of the Gameplay Awards typically hosted by Lord Dominator. An equivalent for the Defender Awards does not presently exist.
Arstotskiano wrote:what happened to the worst invader group award

An error omission on my part, not noticed by the people that caught my other clerical shortcomings (not that it's their job to, so it's on me) :P A pain since it is on my handwritten nominations notes.

I am considering proceeding without it as to not disrupt voting (as it's an optional award) but if anyone has strong opinions one way or the other, feel free to let me know and I will consult the other parties on if it can still be included/how to do so.
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The Ambis
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Postby The Ambis » Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:24 pm

I want to see it included. I know my vote probably doesn’t mean much, put I vote for.
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Abditum Unitatis
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Postby Abditum Unitatis » Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:28 pm

I'm new to NS and this tastes like burning. But I am here to learn and celebrate whoever wins whatever award is for hitherto unknown gameplay functionality I have yet to discover fully. :clap:

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Postby Quebecshire » Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:34 pm

Abditum Unitatis wrote:I'm new to NS and this tastes like burning. But I am here to learn and celebrate whoever wins whatever award is for hitherto unknown gameplay functionality I have yet to discover fully. :clap:

Tastes like burning?
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Postby Sporaltryus » Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:41 pm

Quebecshire wrote:Tastes like burning?

Takes a sip of defender juice. . .
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Abditum Unitatis
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Postby Abditum Unitatis » Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:48 pm

Quebecshire wrote:
Abditum Unitatis wrote:I'm new to NS and this tastes like burning. But I am here to learn and celebrate whoever wins whatever award is for hitherto unknown gameplay functionality I have yet to discover fully. :clap:

Tastes like burning?

Just a Simpsons quote to highlight my lack of intelligence regarding whatever this all is, haha. I just had my first Z-Day experience in about 10 years and, while learning a lot and enjoying the entire dynamic event, found it difficult to understand all the nuances involved. So, yeah, still quite new, but I'm here to celebrate people doing things and stuff that earn awards. :) :)

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Postby IDEVK » Fri Nov 03, 2023 2:22 am

Quebecshire wrote:
Arstotskiano wrote:what happened to the worst invader group award


I am considering proceeding without it as to not disrupt voting (as it's an optional award) but if anyone has strong opinions one way or the other, feel free to let me know and I will consult the other parties on if it can still be included/how to do so.


I'd love to see it also being put into the vote, if not you can maybe give it to the most nominated group? Ahem.

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Ever-Wandering Souls
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Postby Ever-Wandering Souls » Mon Nov 20, 2023 1:22 am

who won
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The color or what?..

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Quebecshire
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Postby Quebecshire » Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:49 am

Ever-Wandering Souls wrote:who won

Glad to see you're a fan! Results should be posted within the next couple hours.
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Benevolent Thomas wrote:I founded a defender organization out of my dislike of invaders, what invading represents, and my desire to see them suffer.
Pergamon wrote:I must say, you are truly what they deserve.

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Quebecshire
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Postby Quebecshire » Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:51 am

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The 2023 Defender Awards

Awards Ceremony

Defender of the Year: Westinor

The nation that has served the defender cause effectively the most the past year.

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Ananke Award: Drew Durrnil & Kanta Hame

The nation that has most proficiently and regularly noticed and alerted others of in-progress invasions.

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Anarchotopia Award: The Order of the Grey Wardens

The military most successful at curtailing invasions.

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Sir Lans Award: Kotoha Tanaka

Updater of the year.

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Operation of the Year: South Pacific & Magna Aurea

The victory that had us on the edge of our seats, and proved to be the most fulfilling of the year.

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Newcomer of the Year: Concrete Slab

The nation that has stormed onto the scene and made a name for themselves as a strong new defender.

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Lifetime Achievement: Kanta Hame

An old person we want to feel good this year - a veteran who has contributed immense time and effort to the cause.

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Best Defender Quote:

west: are you saying there is a plant among our new officers
GK: yes, there’s always one ?
west: ?
Concrete Slab: it’s me, NPO delenda est
west: you’re literally a slab of concrete
Concrete Slab: i got weeds in the cracks
walrus: “i got weeds in the cracks“ me at the border


Pretty self-explanatory.

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Numero Capitan Award: Numero Capitan

The nation that has contributed the most to defender intelligence.

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Karputsk Award: Westinor

The nation that excels in leading liberations.

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Worst Invasion / Worst Operation Award: Yessssss

The operation that had us all coping and seething.

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Meltdown of the Year: Injunct TCB

The incident or event that had us all giving each other awkward, cringing looks.

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Belgium Award: Westinor

The nation that has advanced the defender cause in the Security Council the most.

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Eluvatar Award: Pronoun

The nation that has contributed the most to defender technological advancement.

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Blackbird Award: The Brotherhood of Malice

The "best" invader group.

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Mentor of the Year: Concrete Slab

The nation that has been a strong and effective mentor to new defenders.

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Benevolent Thomas wrote:I founded a defender organization out of my dislike of invaders, what invading represents, and my desire to see them suffer.
Pergamon wrote:I must say, you are truly what they deserve.

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Ostrovskiy
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Ostrovskiy » Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:52 am

Congrats to the winners, but who got Worst Invader Group?
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Concrete Slab
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Concrete Slab » Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:33 am

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In all seriousness thanks to everyone who voted for me and has made this community so welcoming! I have had the absolute time of my life in this community over the past year and it is primarily because of all the wonderful people I have been to work and grow with. Here's to many more years of success and fun!

And of course, congratulations to all other award winners! Extremely deserved in every category.
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Merni
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Postby Merni » Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:44 am

Congratulations to all the winners, especially West for winning three well-deserved awards!

Ostrovskiy wrote:Congrats to the winners, but who got Worst Invader Group?

That wasn't included in the voting ballot for some reason.
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Postby Quebecshire » Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:12 am

Merni wrote:
Ostrovskiy wrote:Congrats to the winners, but who got Worst Invader Group?

That wasn't included in the voting ballot for some reason.

It's explained earlier in the thread.
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Benevolent Thomas wrote:I founded a defender organization out of my dislike of invaders, what invading represents, and my desire to see them suffer.
Pergamon wrote:I must say, you are truly what they deserve.

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Ostrovskiy
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Postby Ostrovskiy » Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:33 am

Ah, ok then.
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Jabberwocky » Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:37 am

Congratulations to my associate, Kanta Hame, and to all the winners.
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