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Railroad Crossing
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Drewpocalypse 1st Anniversary

Postby Railroad Crossing » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:20 am

April 20th, 2020.

That day was a special day in Nationstates history.

At 12:00 that day, youtuber Drew Durnil posted a video talking about nationstates.

Soon, about 50,000 nations were created, crashing the game.

This crash was dubbed the “drewpocalypse”.

Now, this is its first anniversary.

Happy drew day to the thousands of nations which are still here.
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Postby Sabana » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:25 am

Is his own nation still in the game?

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Postby Railroad Crossing » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:28 am

Sabana wrote:Is his own nation still in the game?

Cte’d
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An Alan Smithee Nation
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:31 am

An event I don't even remember noticing.
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Goraria
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Postby Goraria » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:31 am

Huh never knew it was from April 20th. Anyways I do appreciate all nations that came from drew durnil. I’m actually surprised that they never got banned and even if they didn’t got banned it’s not like the owners of these nations would care less about them. They likely CTE like a few months ago because the large majority of these nations are probably little kids.
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Railroad Crossing
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Postby Railroad Crossing » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:39 am

Other holdays:
Hitler day
Weed day
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Postby Cornfederacy of Corn » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:48 am

Railroad Crossing wrote:Other holdays:
Hitler day
Weed day


Don't forget Lima Bean Respect Day.

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Postby Baloo Kingdom » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:50 am

Kinda surprising that it's already been a year
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Goraria
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Postby Goraria » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:50 am

Railroad Crossing wrote:Other holdays:
Hitler day
Weed day

Another day: Domestic cat day
Baloo Kingdom wrote:Kinda surprising that it's already been a year

Time flys by huh.
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Postby Chan Island » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:56 am

Happy 1 year anniversary to the thousands of new players that Drew Durnil brought to NS, I hope it's been a good year for you all. :)
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Postby Kashimura » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:58 am

Wow, it has been a year since he got me on here, huh? Too bad he stopped making anything even remotely like what got me here in the first place.
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Postby Borderlands of Rojava » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:42 am

Wait dont we have a rather frequent NSGer named Drew Durnil?
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Postby Nakena » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:02 am

Now we need to get Jreg to make a video about NationStates.
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Postby Coleisa » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:23 am

Happy Drew Day. I guess it’s nice.
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Postby Southeast Marajarbia » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:26 am

Railroad Crossing wrote:April 20th, 2020.

That day was a special day in Nationstates history.

At 12:00 that day, youtuber Drew Durnil posted a video talking about nationstates.

Soon, about 50,000 nations were created, crashing the game.

This crash was dubbed the “drewpocalypse”.

Now, this is its first anniversary.

Happy drew day to the thousands of nations which are still here.


Can somebody please explain the Drewpocalypse to me? I don't really know that much about it.
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:28 am

Southeast Marajarbia wrote:
Railroad Crossing wrote:April 20th, 2020.

That day was a special day in Nationstates history.

At 12:00 that day, youtuber Drew Durnil posted a video talking about nationstates.

Soon, about 50,000 nations were created, crashing the game.

This crash was dubbed the “drewpocalypse”.

Now, this is its first anniversary.

Happy drew day to the thousands of nations which are still here.


Can somebody please explain the Drewpocalypse to me? I don't really know that much about it.

A YouTuber named Drew Durnil made a video about NationStates, causing a massive influx of new players which posed a detriment to the site's function.

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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:28 am

Ah yes, I remember those days. The server crashed twice due to him making two videos about the game, and the number of people playing the game doubled almost overnight. However, almost all of those people have CTE'd, but a few have stayed, and are now established nations in the community.

(Drew Durnil comes to mind.)
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Postby Drew Durrnil » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:29 am

Borderlands of Rojava wrote:Wait dont we have a rather frequent NSGer named Drew Durnil?

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Postby Drew Durrnil » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:29 am

Anatoliyanskiy wrote:Ah yes, I remember those days. The server crashed twice due to him making two videos about the game, and the number of people playing the game doubled almost overnight. However, almost all of those people have CTE'd, but a few have stayed, and are now established nations in the community.

(Drew Durnil comes to mind.)

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Atheris wrote:0/10. Using this fifth glyph in casual talk is not only inimical, but also shows that human minds act not of individual thoughts but of compulsory will by a dug-in aristocracy.
Atheris wrote:*pulls out anime weapons*
weeaboo mode!
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Nantoraka wrote:
The Nantorakan government would like to express their concerns about all the pedophiles lurking in this market. There's so much grease and body oil in the offers being made, that you could fry chicken in it. We strongly advise wearing a mask when making deals because the strong smell of kid-diddler permeates the air like a dead, fermenting animal.

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Postby Rusozak » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:31 am

Is that what happened? I thought it was some kind of DDoS attack. Cool that it was actually an influx of real people wanting to join.
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Postby Southeast Marajarbia » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:32 am

Greater Cesnica wrote:
Southeast Marajarbia wrote:
Can somebody please explain the Drewpocalypse to me? I don't really know that much about it.

A YouTuber named Drew Durnil made a video about NationStates, causing a massive influx of new players which posed a detriment to the site's function.


I saw the videos, I just don't understand why this is a big event. Why would people celebrate this?
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Postby Socialist States of Ludistan » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:33 am

I joined in the Drewpocalypse, my nation is almost a year old, nice.
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Greater Cesnica
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:34 am

Southeast Marajarbia wrote:
Greater Cesnica wrote:A YouTuber named Drew Durnil made a video about NationStates, causing a massive influx of new players which posed a detriment to the site's function.


I saw the videos, I just don't understand why this is a big event. Why would people celebrate this?

I don't know, this thread has no meaning lol.

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Postby Resilient Acceleration » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:36 am

Southeast Marajarbia wrote:
Greater Cesnica wrote:A YouTuber named Drew Durnil made a video about NationStates, causing a massive influx of new players which posed a detriment to the site's function.


I saw the videos, I just don't understand why this is a big event. Why would people celebrate this?

Personally, I still remember the traumatic feelings of horrific lags and cataclysmic server shutdowns, so yeah.

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