I think if you're unwilling to practice what you preach, then you should probably shut your stupid mouth and stop preaching so much, amirite?
Since I started playing eRep, I've been talking about how important parties are to serving newbs and how a solid party structure and a strong Top 6 will make the eUS unstoppable. That was years ago and recent changes to game mechanics make it more obvious than ever that we NEED parties to be awesome.
For the last couple of weeks, as we stare down one threat after another, I have been stressing the importance of drawing clear lines and putting personal stuff aside for the greater good. We simply have to work together no matter how butthurt we are.
I'm walking the walk.
I won't bore you with the history of my rivalry with Pfeiffer (Henry Arundel, if you didn't know), but I will say this- it all started because of how we view parties and their role in this game. He favors mechanics and politicking. Parties are just how you get elected. I favor community building and services. Parties are where you live.
Over the years, Pfeiffer has excelled in this game taking on various roles and positions and moving his way up. He's burned a lot of bridges and pissed off a lot of people, but he is undeniably loyal to the eUS and aggressively pursues what he believes is the best course of action. He is right to be so focused on mechanics and politics. That's his strength. That's what he's for. It makes him very valuable. That he chooses to be so active is just a bonus.
I have probably pissed off plenty of people who I felt were disrupting the harmony of my world, but I know I've helped drastically more. To me, being successful is helping other people succeed and be their best. That makes me super happy. That's what drives me and makes this game not a total waste of time. I love Feds. I love being proud/horny. I love how serious we are about security and protecting elections and treating parties like States. I love that we all get chubs when eRep clicks with a new player and they start throwing down great ideas and getting involved. I get a raging heart on when Feds help each other out and do the right thing and ask good questions.
I want every party to have that. I want the entire country to feel that. I want proud/horny to be the cry of the eUS, not just the Federalist Party. P/H is all about unity and common purpose and success. The eUS needs that.
Pfeiffer and I reconnected recently because of the many threats facing the nation. We are both party leaders, we both put country first so we worked together to come up with solutions. Perhaps it was just because so much time had passed or just the seriousness of the situation, but we stopped seeing each other as rivals and saw how badly we needed to work together. From there developed a real appreciation for each other's strengths. When he asked me to run with him, it made ridiculous sense. What we just did is exactly what the eUS needs to do.
The simple truth is that this game can't be ALL mechanics and ALL politics, nor can it be ALL social stuff. There has to be a balance. VP isn't always an important position, but I hope to really do something with this opportunity should you elect us. I know how to build an effective party from the ground up. I know how to make it functional and fun. I know how to organize services that keep newbs informed and engaged in this game so they don't get suckered in by snake oil salesmen.
I won't pretend to know anything about alliances or Congressional policies and procedures. That's not what I'm for. I will learn what I need to learn, do whatever is asked of me and serve this nation to the best of my ability. But my focus will be on making parties awesome and getting focused on the right things so we can be the UNITED States. A house divided against itself cannot stand and other applicable cliches. We have to fix this and I think a Henry Arundel/Fingerguns ticket is a good way to go about it.
Hear from the man himself: Live Deliberately, America
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