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[JK/AMP] I ain't backing down anymore!

Day 2,154, 00:52 Published in USA USA by John Killah

Song Featured: Eminem - Won’t Back Down

It’s not often you have these moments, where you are just focused like the little laser dot on the wall that kitties love to chase and jump at not realising it’s not real.

Yet since my trip to New York, i’ve found myself in one of those moments … Everything is sharper, clearer and also, ripe for the taking.

I’m so confused, something easier to digest?

Ok, lets start with the obvious -

This game is dying. There is no getting around that fact.

I mentioned it recently in a half-joking manner, and got pulled up on it by several people >_> Sorry guys, but it IS the truth. Look at the US’s Population Stats as a SLIGHT (I won’t say it’s concrete, because everyone knows those numbers are inflated anyways) indication of what we face - 6,500 Citizens, down from 9,000 a while ago.

Sure, this wasn’t just people leaving … You had Serbian’s running back home after Free Area’s hilarious destruction of their political system after becoming PP. You also had bots being killed by Plato (Probably not too many since Plato doesn’t really care for multi bots does he). But the fact still remains that active people are deciding enough is enough and are hanging up their Q7 tanks, saying their fond farewells, and venturing back into the wilderness we call “Reality”

Now, don’t misunderstand me … I don’t like saying it nor do I like it happening. I’m foremost an optimist, I will ALWAYS try to see the best. But I am also a realist, and this is the games reality. The best we can do is try to work with it (The people within the game is what I meant by that … it’s impossible to work with Plato because, again, he doesn’t care) and keep as many active players as possible

How do you suggest we do that then ya Limey?!

There is no simple quick fix for this. Hell, I don’t even know of a long term fix either, since the solution to stopping the game dying lay in Plato’s hands and him making the game a more fun and versatile place to be. Each Module sucks and is stagnant - War never changes (had to get that quote in), the political module has changed for the worst (Region-Based Congressionals FTW!), the media module is to put it bluntly … Meh (Never really changed after ads were removed) and the Econo… the what module? … It doesn’t even exist! xD

However, there are small things you can do to try and keep players around -

* - NURTURE THEM: They got questions? Answer them! The trick here is to strike the right attitude … Sure you could be condescending and correct to a perfect “T”, but that’s just gonna show you as a rude individual and not enhance the game’s and its playerbase reputation. Be polite and positive.

* - GIVE THEM A CHANCE: It’s double edged since you don’t know them all too well … THEY COULD BE RGR … OR PFEIFFER! (No article is complete without obligatory RGR and Pfeiffer Multi jokes), But suspicion scares people off. Start them off small, show them the ropes where it’s needed, and gradually let them into things. They might not be right for a job, but HEY, you never got to be PP, CP, [Insert super witty and metagame position here] by not being given a chance right?

* - TRY AND BE POLITE: We’ve all been there before - Long day at work, your boss has been on your ass unfairly, stupid crap is happening and Plato is being Plato. But the new guys don’t know that, and while they may seem annoying, they’re just being themselves and new. Don’t snap at them, call them derogatory names and terms, take a deep breath and respond to them calmly. Nobody is a mind reader.

Finally, just remember … you was once in their shoes. Think to yourself, “Before I became what I am, how would I of like to of been treated?” … The answer is how you should act to others … Unless your answer was to be manipulative, contemptuous and all-out A**holeish to others, in which case, please keep your thoughts to yourself and go back to the basement.

Wait, what’s all this horse**** about again?

And now I realise HOW MUCH OF A TANGENT I WENT OFF! So allow me to quickly get back to the reason I’m writing this article before I sap what little attention you may still have.


As of late, i’ve become really focused on the internal workings of my beloved party. For the first time since the whole Free Area PTO, I feel refreshed, and ready to take on my party again. No, I’m not running for Party President! … want to get that out of the way before people assume. Maybe in the future I will consider it, but my abrupt departure left a mark I have to clear first by working hard and proving that I am capable of handling the chair again.

But I AM returning to work within the party. I’m not going to lie, it’s needed in my opinion. Honestly, I feel leadership has become lax, stagnated and directionless, and I’m going to make it my job to whip them into shape, kick a work ethic into them and try and keep the juggernaut alive and running!

So to AMPers - You have any concerns or questions, MESSAGE ME. I won’t promise to solve your problems, but I will promise I will listen, respond and bring it up with leadership and MAKE THEM answer too.

Gone will be the days of lazing

JK Awakes from his meditation and wastes no time powering up
Watch out AMP, JK’s back and he’s just getting warmed up!

The man of Integri … who am I kidding, i’m just a joker really



John Killah
John Killah Day 2,154, 00:52

First Denied because I have powered up

Bruce Killah
Bruce Killah Day 2,155, 09:46

Im way ahead of ya!

saraht0ga Day 2,154, 00:56

Second for JK knowing I was over by the donuts xP

Thedillpickl Day 2,154, 01:05


Mexico - 6,761
USA - 6,518

Sorry, I suppose it is rude of me to laugh about this. US better be nice to Mexibro or they will keep you wiped and have a 100/100 bonus,

Kia 70
Kia 70 Day 2,154, 02:38

The Charter of Cyrus the Great

Franklin Stone
Franklin Stone Day 2,154, 05:55

This game is dying because the only way for Plato to make money is for American citizens to slide that Master Card through the machine. There is no economy because Plato doesn't want you to be able to make gold by owning companies. Politics is broken because Plato has allowed his game to be controlled by the 'meta-game' being played on the eUS Forms.

When I joined this game back in 2009 America was the #4 country with 30000+ citizens, because of citizens like the traitor Henry Pfeiffer Arundel and our arch nemesis Ronald Gipper Reagan many citizens have left for other countries or simply stopped playing.

The eUS Forum thread Raise Import Tax is a perfect example of an arrogant a** like Kemal Ergenekon who is in a position of authority in the American government -an not even an American nor does he live here- treating a new citizens like crap. With citizen like him in our government who needs enemies....

John Largo
John Largo Day 2,154, 06:20

lol, when did you ever back down?

Valiant Thor
Valiant Thor Day 2,154, 07:04

Great article John, I would say even the best from you I've ever read, good points, the right attitude.
Keep it up!

Johnvacan160 Day 2,154, 09:29

lol look who is saying the guy who rages at me for commenting against his people ;p sure your quite very polite indeed sir ;3

Valiant Thor
Valiant Thor Day 2,154, 10:21

I have a problem to understand what you are actually saying.
Raging at you for commenting against people?

Johnvacan160 Day 2,154, 10:30

deny it ;p i am not surprised in fact it's all your people do. deny the truth.

Bruce Killah
Bruce Killah Day 2,155, 09:47

What do you mean? Nobody has been denying me lately

Johnvacan160 Day 2,154, 09:28

LOL article title= how to brainwash newbs from the afa into our team so we can charge taxes and take advantage of them 😛

this article would only get a vote from me for been the silliest and most useless one far yet made XD

good luck brainwashing and not been ur self ;p

John Killah
John Killah Day 2,154, 10:03

Troll Detected :3

Johnvacan160 Day 2,154, 10:06

oh goody you've gone through this before haven't you 😃?

ok here how about i just say 2 words

see now how is that for a difference ;p anyways i am trying not to troll on this and i am pretty sure it has something to do with brain washing but sure it's not silly obviously is important for your people to learn how to brainwash others and take their freedom [currently not trolling mode on] >😃

John Killah
John Killah Day 2,154, 10:10

I'm just failing to see how this is brainwashing or indeed anything to do with the AFA xD The reason I made this article was 1) - To let people know I was returning actively to my party's leadership, 2) - To encourage people to be polite, nice and respectful to new people to try and keep as many people playing the game :3

Thedillpickl Day 2,155, 00:41

Again with the "your people" crap.

Racist much?

Johnvacan160 Day 2,155, 10:33

i am not targeting racist i am targeting a group of people based on politics... *facepalm* learn english

Black Baroness
Black Baroness Day 2,154, 10:21


Dr. Strangeclock
Dr. Strangeclock Day 2,154, 12:12


however, i would like to raise the point of constant blaming of Plato/ of TWO and whatever or whoever else for the sh*t we're in!! fine, i do also agree for the most of the part that Plato has literally dunged this game, especially from what it used to be. and the changes were frequent/ sometime only makeup, sometime *uckup (like the recent economy module)!!
but what troubles me is the constant negation of the fact of BIG TIME failure of our Circle of Trust!!
where are these failures?
See the way FYROM lost New Zealand after successfully AS-ing them. NEd Argentina and fought Greeks in the battles. Brazil stood put, Chile perhaps dropped some damage or Bulgars and USA...
on the other hand, Bulgars ASed Norway then Romania tailed them and took over that land while the rest of CoT was dealing like every country for itself. and of course the list of these goofs is endless...

while TWO, headed by servs and polaks using exactly the opposite strategy and both of them being successful- like also Hungary!!

if we want a strong CoT, i have firm belief that it is possible and we can get out of this situation. but for the beginning we have to forget the 'existence' of all member countries of our alliance. one strong country with 10/10 bonuses is where we should focus.

Fitisin Day 2,154, 19:21

Voted for powering up. BTW, tax have in Canada...really damn helpful!

Edelmann Day 2,154, 19:56

Canada will also become the CoT country with the best bonuses soon..

Nektari0s Day 2,155, 08:47

voted! Gone be the days of lazing!

Bruce Killah
Bruce Killah Day 2,155, 09:47

But I was having so much fun lazing about the wilderness 🙁

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