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Touche Max Barry - Touche!

Postby Shofercia » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:07 am

I was part of a great experience, the NS Community Share Operation. Max had 25 mil, we had 19 mil and Texas had 7 mil. It was coming down to the wire - so we decided to give the shares to Texas - so that someone would beat Max, since we thought that was the challenge, and that Max would have to present a hilarious story, as a result.

So we waited for the last five minutes, and then - it turns out - that Max Barry coded the NS Community, so that the nation couldn't give out shares. Well played Mr. Barry, well played - pranking us till the last, like a Father Knows Best State.

But there was a twist. In the end, Max Barry pretended that we didn't win, and gave his shares to us. We now control 36% of NS shares.

A great April Fools Day Prank has many twists and turns, and this one kept us guessing till the last. Touche Max Barry - Touche!

So - what are you thoughts on NSG's April First experience?
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Postby The NationStates Community » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 am

Well personally, we thought that it was rather incredible. :P

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Postby Qazox » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:10 am

Gotta say of all the NS AFD jokes.. this one by far was the best.
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Postby Libraria and Ausitoria » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:11 am

I take my hat off. Full marks all round.

So, what will we have next year? A tough act to follow... but we'll still be here and ready for it.
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Postby Jerusalem and Damascus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:11 am

Jerusalem and Damascus wrote:We were so close to breaking, but... This was it, huh.

I'm glad to be a part of it, and I'm glad to be a part of the NationStates Community.

Not just the region or nation, but the real one. The fact that we banded together like this to get as far as we did, the fact that Max and the other technical staff worked like they did... It's damned impressive, is all I can say. I'm glad to be on the same site as all of you, whether or not you supported our little endeavour, and this sort of stuff really shows just how awesome we can really be. So a toast to all of you, whether you're a Father Knows Best-State like me, a Left-leaning College State, a New York Times democracy or maybe even just an anarchy. Because this April Fools, I can't help but feel that we've all really earned it.

Happy Belated April Fools, guys.

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Postby Reploid Productions » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:14 am

Best. NS. April. Fools. EVER!
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Postby Silvadus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:15 am

Silvadus wrote:Very entertaining. Most fun April Fool's Day on NationStates ever. Cheers Max!
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:16 am

Reploid Productions wrote:Best. NS. April. Fools. EVER!


I usually agree when it comes to the April Fools thing Reppy, but this year, I'm sorry to say, it got annoying.

Getting countless TGs of people wanting your shares wasn't pleasant. But, it's over now.

Either way, good job.
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Postby Molested Sock » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:57 am

Oh I missed it.

http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=104501
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Postby Alien Space Bats » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:00 am

Well, I achieved my own personal goal, which was to end up in the NS 1%; given the political positions I've taken, I thought that would create plenty of lasting opportunities for humor.
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Postby Meowfoundland » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:36 am

It was pretty good this year, even if didn't do much and gave away my shares within a few hours.
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Postby NERVUN » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:10 am

Sadly due to the start of school, long meetings, and allergies, I missed a good chunk of it.

But I hope you guys had fun.

Next year we let Reploid Seductions and the rest of the Bastard Mods plan the gag. :twisted:
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Postby New England and The Maritimes » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:13 am

I liked it. We should have some kind of trading thing as a piece of the action, though perhaps that's just the novelty not-yet-wearing off on me.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:02 pm

This was the most fun I've had in an NS April Fools joke.

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Postby Vellosia » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:03 pm

Pretty fun. Nice bit of hype.
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Postby Mosasauria » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:05 pm

Eh. I preferred last year's.
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:19 pm

Vellosia wrote:Pretty fun. Nice bit of hype.

It was fun, if only because Aelosia posted her pics once more.
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Postby Astrolinium » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:12 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Reploid Productions wrote:Best. NS. April. Fools. EVER!


I usually agree when it comes to the April Fools thing Reppy, but this year, I'm sorry to say, it got annoying.

Getting countless TGs of people wanting your shares wasn't pleasant. But, it's over now.


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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:31 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Best. NS. April. Fools. EVER!

^this.

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Reploid Productions wrote:Best. NS. April. Fools. EVER!


I usually agree when it comes to the April Fools thing Reppy, but this year, I'm sorry to say, it got annoying.

Getting countless TGs of people wanting your shares wasn't pleasant. But, it's over now.

Either way, good job.

I didn't get any such TGs... I had no shares left. :P

I still find it weird that the NS community people wanted more shares than Max, surely if you'd all personally held onto your own shares it would be more democratic.
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Postby Unilisia » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:36 pm

I didn't find it that amusing, to be brutally honest :meh:
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Postby North Wiedna » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Damn, I thought I was going to get to touch Max Barry.

Still think this was the most fun April Fools I've been here for.
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Postby Greater Evil Imperial Japanese Dystopia » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Best. NS. April. Fools. EVER!


This! :D :bow:

Seriously though I came under the impression Max... surrendered to us.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Unilisia wrote:I didn't find it that amusing, to be brutally honest :meh:

I won NS Jeopardy and a Devil Advocate contest, so I was happy.
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Postby Unilisia » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:38 pm

Lackadaisical2 wrote:
Unilisia wrote:I didn't find it that amusing, to be brutally honest :meh:

I won NS Jeopardy and a Devil Advocate contest, so I was happy.


I have no idea what you're talking about.
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