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 Group admin 
Dear members of The Insurgency,

Once again laziness and other sorts of bad things have fallen upon the original staff of this group, thrusting the intense job of keeping a new group up and running to a few brave souls. For this, we deeply apologize, and will begin to regroup and start over, making this an awesome and active RPG group! To those who have sticked with us, we thank you. For those who left, we urge you to reconsider, as we believe this group still has a chance.

Thanks, the Staff of TI
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| April 21, 2014, 10:30 am
Wonderful! I'd love to see this group more active though I understand people's busy lives :)

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| April 21, 2014, 10:40 am
are you allowed to switch factions, originally thought marauders would be the way to go, but then realized my characters are too heavily militaristic
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| April 21, 2014, 12:03 pm
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Just as long as the group keeps going. Haha.
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| April 21, 2014, 12:45 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Nanoc H
are you allowed to switch factions, originally thought marauders would be the way to go, but then realized my characters are too heavily militaristic

Yes, you may switch factions. Let me get back to you on what will be required of you in order to switch factions. Also, please keep your questions in the Questions Thread.
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| April 21, 2014, 2:01 pm
Quoting George Marshall
Yes, you may switch factions. Let me get back to you on what will be required of you in order to switch factions. Also, please keep your questions in the Questions Thread.

You're not dead!
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| April 21, 2014, 2:07 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
You're not dead!

No I am not. Yay! :D
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| April 21, 2014, 2:33 pm
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!!!
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| May 4, 2014, 2:15 pm
 Group admin 
Plans for the May challenge are underway! We apologize for the delay. Rest assured, things will soon be getting much more active here!
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| May 6, 2014, 1:13 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Toa Jaton
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!!!

May the 4th be with you too!
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| May 6, 2014, 11:34 am
 Group admin 
Right everyone! Now that I am a mod and part of the running team, I am going to make sure things pickup again. Rest assured,the May challenge will be up be the end of the day (tomorrow at the latest).

But firstly, I want to know from everyone; what do YOU want to see more of in this group? Side challenges? Bonus points? More leagues? Better stories? What? Shout out below!
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| May 6, 2014, 11:36 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--

But firstly, I want to know from everyone; what do YOU want to see more of in this group? Side challenges? Bonus points? More leagues? Better stories? What? Shout out below!
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I want Aurelia to be more active(I also would be a great mod for Aurelia too).
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| May 6, 2014, 1:19 pm
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Quoting Toa Jaton

I want Aurelia to be more active(I also would be a great mod for Aurelia too).

Well then it's your job to rally your fellow Aurelii and get them active!
As for being a mod, that's not up to me. Haha
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| May 6, 2014, 1:55 pm
I should be posting my Newest Moc tonight, if it lets me
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| May 6, 2014, 3:19 pm
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Quoting Nanoc H
I should be posting my Newest Moc tonight, if it lets me

Awesome! Glad to hear it!
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| May 6, 2014, 3:32 pm
Fresh New Build! check it out! http://mocpages.com/moc.php/387769
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| May 7, 2014, 1:35 am
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Quoting Nanoc H
Fresh New Build! check it out! http://mocpages.com/moc.php/387769

Sweet! I'll be sure to give it a look.
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| May 7, 2014, 6:24 am
 Group admin 
Finally got my Intro up! :P
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| May 10, 2014, 6:24 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting George Marshall
Finally got my Intro up! :P

:O

Could this be true?
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| May 10, 2014, 6:36 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Kai Bernstein
:O

Could this be true?

Check for yourself! Not that's its worth any comments, but I needed to put it out.
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| May 10, 2014, 6:38 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Fun page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelia

As a general rule, I always google any names I make up to make sure I'm not copying. I saw that page, yes :)
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| May 11, 2014, 1:45 am
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
As a general rule, I always google any names I make up to make sure I'm not copying. I saw that page, yes :)

Lol you guys have a feminine name. LOSERS! :P
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| May 11, 2014, 9:49 am
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
As a general rule, I always google any names I make up to make sure I'm not copying. I saw that page, yes :)

I do the same thing :P
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| May 11, 2014, 2:05 pm
Hey, random thought:

All the ships in earth's orbit left behind during the Shift, did they land on mars to assess the situation or something? Or are they just floating around in space?
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| May 17, 2014, 6:53 pm
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Quoting Indy Beetle
Hey, random thought:

All the ships in earth's orbit left behind during the Shift, did they land on mars to assess the situation or something? Or are they just floating around in space?

Probably. Both Mars and the Moon were colonized. maybe someday there'll be a challenge around those forgotten ships reaching Earth's new system.
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| May 18, 2014, 11:56 am
I should have my intro up soon.
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| May 25, 2014, 2:28 pm
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Quoting Laegon .
I should have my intro up soon.

We all look forwards to it!
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| May 25, 2014, 2:44 pm
Hey everyone! I apologize for not really being active these past few weeks as I was moving and don't have WiFi yet but some more stuff will be up soon even if I have to go to Starbucks to upload!
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| May 26, 2014, 12:38 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Nanoc H
Hey everyone! I apologize for not really being active these past few weeks as I was moving and don't have WiFi yet but some more stuff will be up soon even if I have to go to Starbucks to upload!

Haha! No worries! Good to know you'll be back!
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| May 26, 2014, 5:56 am
 Group admin 
Just to let everybody know that the FAQ thread has now been fully updated! If you're stuck on something, don't forget to check there first!
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| May 27, 2014, 5:23 am
 Group admin 
So let's get some chat going here! Let's start with a question: Where are all you guys and gals from?
I'm in the UK.
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| June 6, 2014, 4:15 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
So let's get some chat going here! Let's start with a question: Where are all you guys and gals from?
I'm in the UK.
--Blast--


I'm in us,er,US.I also have an attempt to get some activity going:In your Insurgency MOCs,who is your common enemy?Mine is the Galactic Imperium!
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| June 9, 2014, 7:24 am
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Quoting Toa Jaton

I'm in us,er,US.I also have an attempt to get some activity going:In your Insurgency MOCs,who is your common enemy?Mine is the Galactic Imperium!

The GI. Being a Marauder the GI are always a pain in my side. But I also have a much more personal mission.
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| June 9, 2014, 10:53 am
Thanks for inviting me blast and I am humbled to be here Where do i start
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| June 9, 2014, 6:01 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
So let's get some chat going here! Let's start with a question: Where are all you guys and gals from?
I'm in the UK.
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yeah blast UK power
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| June 9, 2014, 6:03 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jedi Master Altria Skyner³ ™
yeah blast UK power

Awesome!
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| June 9, 2014, 6:04 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jedi Master Altria Skyner³ ™
Thanks for inviting me blast and I am humbled to be here Where do i start

Well, head here to the FAQ for everything you need to know!
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23546&topicid=96320
When you're ready, sign up here;
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23546&topicid=93780

Glad to have you on board!
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| June 9, 2014, 6:06 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Awesome!
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If you dont mind me asking what country within the UK are you in/from
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| June 9, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Quoting Jedi Master Altria Skyner³ ™
If you dont mind me asking what country within the UK are you in/from

England!
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| June 10, 2014, 4:16 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
England!
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Me too!!!!!
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| June 10, 2014, 11:10 am
 Group admin 
Nice! Where is everyone else from?
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| June 10, 2014, 11:23 am
I'm in the US. Our country has not completely fallen apart yet...but give it a few more weeks. I just finished reading/looking at all of the MOCs and I think this group is great! I should have my intro up within a week or two. I really hope the group keeps going because this is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.
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| June 25, 2014, 12:22 am
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Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head
I'm in the US. Our country has not completely fallen apart yet...but give it a few more weeks. I just finished reading/looking at all of the MOCs and I think this group is great! I should have my intro up within a week or two. I really hope the group keeps going because this is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

Awesome! Nice to have you on board!
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| June 25, 2014, 7:05 am
I think my points need to be updated.
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| June 27, 2014, 11:08 am
Quoting Toa Jaton
I think my points need to be updated.

Yes me two check everyone this please http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/391313
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| June 27, 2014, 11:37 am
I believe I didn't receive any partipation points for my May Challenge build?
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| June 27, 2014, 12:06 pm
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Congratulations to Andrew Alexander who has now made it into the top 10 builders!
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| June 28, 2014, 4:53 pm
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Quoting Topsy Creatori
I believe I didn't receive any partipation points for my May Challenge build?

I'm fairly sure you did Topsy. Everyone who participates in the monthly challenge gets 10 points. These have been added to your score.
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| June 28, 2014, 4:54 pm
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Quoting Toa Jaton
I think my points need to be updated.

Which mocs do you believe you have not received points for?
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| June 28, 2014, 4:56 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--

I'm changing my character to Jared Qousincle. You can change the name on the points if you like
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| June 28, 2014, 4:57 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Which mocs do you believe you have not received points for?
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Most of my MOCs for June,but I have a suggestion:I think it would be easier to keep track of points if in the points topic you showed everyone's Insurgency MOCs and what score they got.In short,doing it like in LOM.
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| June 28, 2014, 6:48 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
I'm fairly sure you did Topsy. Everyone who participates in the monthly challenge gets 10 points. These have been added to your score.
--Blast--

Not so, my score was 43 at the start of the May Challenge andt it still is 43, so the10 points were not added. Please check this out.
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| June 28, 2014, 9:17 pm
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Congratulations to the Aurellians who have just passed 200 points!
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| June 29, 2014, 1:50 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Congratulations to the Aurellians who have just passed 200 points!
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Pretty much thanks to me.As cool as it is to be a top player,there isn't much competition.I wish the rest of this group(especially Aurelia)was more active.
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| June 29, 2014, 2:09 pm
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Quoting Sean-Thomas Mahoney
I'm changing my character to Jared Qousincle. You can change the name on the points if you like

Okay, will do.
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| June 29, 2014, 2:16 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Toa Jaton

Most of my MOCs for June,but I have a suggestion:I think it would be easier to keep track of points if in the points topic you showed everyone's Insurgency MOCs and what score they got.In short,doing it like in LOM.

If I have commented on it, then your points have been added. I always add them straight away.
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| June 29, 2014, 2:21 pm
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Quoting Topsy Creatori
Not so, my score was 43 at the start of the May Challenge andt it still is 43, so the10 points were not added. Please check this out.

Hm, okay then. I will add them now. Anybody else short on points they think they should have?
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| June 29, 2014, 2:22 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--


I built the other part of our crossover:http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/391511
This is us scouting an Imperium communication post.Perhaps for your part of it you could build us actually attacking the base.
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| June 29, 2014, 2:39 pm
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Quoting Toa Jaton

I built the other part of our crossover:http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/391511
This is us scouting an Imperium communication post.Perhaps for your part of it you could build us actually attacking the base.

Okay then. Don't forget to add it to this group so your points can be added. I won't be able to make or post my part for quite a while yet but I will certainly get around to making it in the end.
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| June 29, 2014, 2:54 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Hm, okay then. I will add them now. Anybody else short on points they think they should have?
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Hey, thanks for the quick response and action! :)

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| June 30, 2014, 2:10 pm
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Quoting Topsy Creatori
Hey, thanks for the quick response and action! :)

No worries, however I have just realised something. Where did it say you were on 43?
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| July 1, 2014, 5:08 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
No worries, however I have just realised something. Where did it say you were on 43?
--Blast--

I' m sure it was in the leaderboard on the TI group home page and not the one in the Marauders group. :)
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| July 1, 2014, 10:54 am
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Quoting Topsy Creatori
I' m sure it was in the leaderboard on the TI group home page and not the one in the Marauders group. :)

Ah okay then, never mind. haha.
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| July 1, 2014, 11:26 am
Hello everyone, I haven't posted here for a LONG time. And although I probably won't build here, may I ask if its okay with the admins if I post the occasional piece in these chat? Purely to aid the story, you see.
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| July 13, 2014, 4:10 pm
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Quoting Aranethon .
Hello everyone, I haven't posted here for a LONG time. And although I probably won't build here, may I ask if its okay with the admins if I post the occasional piece in these chat? Purely to aid the story, you see.

That's fine. Any participation is better than none!
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| July 14, 2014, 9:39 am
 Group admin 
So what is the weather like where you all are? Here in the UK, it's baking at the minute! Loving the heatwave!
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| July 24, 2014, 8:43 am
Baking, except for sometimes when random storm! [Ess]
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| July 24, 2014, 9:15 am
Just added my second Free-Build...

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/393383

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| July 25, 2014, 10:57 pm
Quoting Topsy Creatori
Just added my second Free-Build...

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/393383

cool!
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| August 5, 2014, 12:13 pm
 Group admin 
Just a quick pointer: Can everyone please include their faction and what sort of build it is (Freebuild, GC, League Build etc.) in their creations please.
Thanks.
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| August 9, 2014, 9:00 am
 Group admin 
Alright alright alright. I have a bit of news from a founder. I currently have about 1/3 of a novel written, concerning the very beginnings of Aurelia. It's all set on Earth, but it will be in the TI canon and all that.

Other than that, nothing. Except a random old picture: http://mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=&id=/user_images/103077/1407625543m
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| August 9, 2014, 7:20 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Alright alright alright. I have a bit of news from a founder. I currently have about 1/3 of a novel written, concerning the very beginnings of Aurelia. It's all set on Earth, but it will be in the TI canon and all that.

Other than that, nothing. Except a random old picture: http://mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=&id=/user_images/103077/1407625543m

Really? Cool! I've always thought what it be like to have a movie or book of TI or LOM
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| August 9, 2014, 7:23 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Alright alright alright. I have a bit of news from a founder. I currently have about 1/3 of a novel written, concerning the very beginnings of Aurelia. It's all set on Earth, but it will be in the TI canon and all that.

Other than that, nothing. Except a random old picture: http://mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=&id=/user_images/103077/1407625543m

Good to hear the old admins are still around!

Even though I'm also an Aureli, I've been thinking about the possibilities for the origin of the GI, like how North American and northern European countries (basically NATO) ended up combining with Russia.
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| August 9, 2014, 8:09 pm
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Quoting Indy Beetle
Good to hear the old admins are still around!

Even though I'm also an Aureli, I've been thinking about the possibilities for the origin of the GI, like how North American and northern European countries (basically NATO) ended up combining with Russia.

Well, what I had in mind was that the US/EU invest so heavily in space exploration that the major Asian powers can't keep up. To get a share in all the colonization efforts on the moon/Mars, they join up too. Sorry if I repeated myself with one of the other threads.

Aurelia and the Marauders, though, are my secrets right now :P
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| August 9, 2014, 9:05 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Well, what I had in mind was that the US/EU invest so heavily in space exploration that the major Asian powers can't keep up. To get a share in all the colonization efforts on the moon/Mars, they join up too. Sorry if I repeated myself with one of the other threads.

Aurelia and the Marauders, though, are my secrets right now :P

Interesting, and it does make sense since Russia does suffer from some economic problems. Granted, many countries do.

I was thinking, (mind the following, I hope to avoid offending anybody) that in this fictional world, bluntly put, Russia's recent, unpopular actions (invasion and annexation of Crimea, suspicious relations with Ukrainian separatists with the downing of the Malaysian airliner) would lead to so much condemnation and sanctioning by the EU and US that Russia would face a total economic collapse. They would also lose their permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, taking away much of their say on world decisions.


The people would be so upset that they would challenge the government. A major political and possibly violent revolution would ensue crippling Russia's power status, dividing the ideals of the people, and rendering them politically irrelevant.


Some years later the newly created GI would absorb what remained with a promise of economic stability to these in exchange for access to old Russian military assets (there are lots of them) including nukes (especially those) and the large amounts of fossil fuels in the region (though by this time the GI would probably be looking for more efficient energy sources).


How does that sound?
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| August 9, 2014, 9:58 pm
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Quoting Indy Beetle
Interesting, and it does make sense since Russia does suffer from some economic problems. Granted, many countries do.

I was thinking, (mind the following, I hope to avoid offending anybody) that in this fictional world, Russia's recent, unpopular actions (invasion and annexation of Crimea, suspicious relations with Ukrainian separatists with the downing of the Malaysian airliner) would lead to so much condemnation and sanctioning by the EU and US that Russia would face a total economic collapse.


The people would be so upset that they would challenge the government. A major political and possibly violent revolution would ensue crippling Russia's power status, dividing the ideals of the people, and rendering them politically irrelevant.


Some years later the newly created GI would absorb what remained with a promise of economic stability to these in exchange for access to old Russian military assets (there are lots of them) including nukes (especially those) and the large amounts of fossil fuels in the region(though by this time the GI would probably be looking for more efficient energy sources).


How does that sound?

Well, this depends on Russia continuing to be an idiot in foreign affairs. They would have to follow Putin until they wreck the nation, then overthrow him and completely wreck the nation.

After that, they probably wouldn't want the aid of the West. More likely, they would get aid from China, and would probably not be accepted into a NATO alliance after trying to start a war with NATO.

Finally, it would take a lot more sanctions than people realize to wreck Russia, over China's head.

Of course, then again, someone could lob a nuke in 2017 and flip everything upside down :P
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| August 9, 2014, 10:23 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Well, this depends on Russia continuing to be an idiot in foreign affairs. They would have to follow Putin until they wreck the nation, then overthrow him and completely wreck the nation.

After that, they probably wouldn't want the aid of the West. More likely, they would get aid from China, and would probably not be accepted into a NATO alliance after trying to start a war with NATO.

Finally, it would take a lot more sanctions than people realize to wreck Russia, over China's head.

Of course, then again, someone could lob a nuke in 2017 and flip everything upside down :P


lol, true. But the media in Russia is all censored by the Kremlin, so they might keep following him around for awhile.

And true, China would bail them out to their own benefit. (like that natural gas bill they signed when Russia was so desperate to sell it at a low price). Still, at the point in time we are talking about, Russia may be being sustained by China after being shunned by the rest of the world until they join the Imperium, and then be forced to follow suit.

More like your idea, kinda a combination of both.
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| August 9, 2014, 10:49 pm
Maybe alien cybernetic creatures secretly caused events that would lead to the formation of the GI so that there would effectively be one world government. What if one world government was the criteria used that Earth would be Shifted to where ever it is now?

What if Earth was only the latest planet to be Shifted? Maybe none of the planets in the current solar system were there originally.

What if another planet was going to be shifted to the system relatively soon? Or shifted away?
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| August 10, 2014, 2:10 am
 Group admin 
Ooh! Sounds good! At what point do the secret council of 5 come into the GI? Are they there from the start controlling everything or do they come in a bit later on?
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| August 10, 2014, 8:05 am
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head
Maybe alien cybernetic creatures secretly caused events that would lead to the formation of the GI so that there would effectively be one world government. What if one world government was the criteria used that Earth would be Shifted to where ever it is now?

What if Earth was only the latest planet to be Shifted? Maybe none of the planets in the current solar system were there originally.

What if another planet was going to be shifted to the system relatively soon? Or shifted away?

Warble Gloaming's character was investigating that. Makes for an interesting story element, and perhaps the basis for the whole group!
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| August 10, 2014, 11:38 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Ooh! Sounds good! At what point do the secret council of 5 come into the GI? Are they there from the start controlling everything or do they come in a bit later on?
--Blast--

The Council probably formed before the shift shortly after the creation of the GI, but when they allied with Qoter more members were added or replaced. It is also possible that both planets have their own leadership and have ambassadors and liaisons for each other.

I also was wondering the GI maintains itself, being it's such a large organization.

Perhaps original countries still exist, except they all have a massive military agreement and have some "Galactic Laws" they all agree too, but in the end are responsible for managing domestic challenges.

Think of it like how some nations have states or districts, except the countries would be preserved in their near entirety. That sounds relatively plausible. What do you guys think?
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| August 10, 2014, 11:48 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Indy Beetle
The Council probably formed before the shift shortly after the creation of the GI, but when they allied with Qoter more members were added or replaced. It is also possible that both planets have their own leadership and have ambassadors and liaisons for each other.

I also was wondering the GI maintains itself, being it's such a large organization.

Perhaps original countries still exist, except they all have a massive military agreement and have some "Galactic Laws" they all agree too, but in the end are responsible for managing domestic challenges.

Think of it like how some nations have states or districts, except the countries would be preserved in their near entirety. That sounds relatively plausible. What do you guys think?

This was pretty much exactly what I was thinking when I created them.
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| August 10, 2014, 12:18 pm
 Group admin 
Yeah, that's pretty much it. Haha But with the council of 5 ruling over everything.
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| August 10, 2014, 1:05 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Yeah, that's pretty much it. Haha But with the council of 5 ruling over everything.
--Blast--

Maybe...



Maybe the GI had a General Assembly when they were formed, much like the U.N. does (assuming they were an alliance, not a single nation, but instead built solely for the purpose of colonization and expansion, and "defense"; all military in nature)


One day the General Assembly holds a closed session. They have concluded they they lack the efficiency and conviction required to maintain an empire. To solve this problem, they shall form a small, decisive council to handle these issues.


Over the next few sessions the Councilors and maybe a Chairman are appointed and formally given their responsibilities, all in secret.


It is decided that the Assembly is to remain to keep the public from asking to many questions. They still approve of economic relief plans to struggling settlements and pension pay for veterans, minor affairs, and can ratify treaties, declare war, or annex land. The Council can override the latter two decisions.


The Council's responsibilities include drafting treaties (which are presented under the name and auspice of the General Assembly), chartering colonies, commissioning explorations, wartime leadership, and approving of military projects.


When the shift happens, other nations are absorbed and some alien members join the Assembly and at least one to the Council, as suggested by George's promo.


Does that sound good?

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| August 11, 2014, 12:22 pm
 Group admin 
That sounds pretty good.
Although we knew from the very start of this group that the GI is run by a ruling council of 5, secret members from all the different GI controlled worlds.

See the FAQ:
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23546&topicid=96320

But yes, I agree that the GI would have started as a bigger group like the UN and then when they expanded through the galaxy and the 5 took control, their members were selected from across the GI controlled planets.

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| August 12, 2014, 9:13 am
Hey, Blast, you out there?

I have a few suggestions and ideas.
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| August 12, 2014, 11:06 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Aranethon .
Hey, Blast, you out there?

I have a few suggestions and ideas.

Yup, I'm here. What's up?
--Blast--
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| August 12, 2014, 12:37 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Yup, I'm here. What's up?
--Blast--

Before anything else, you need to demote some of the inactive admins and replace them. Save the group founders of course.

Next step is to start enticing more experienced builders to join.

After that, make an interesting, captivating and thrilling main story. Having a look at some of the older challenges I can't help but frown.

I would personally lend my time, resources and building/writing ability but I'm caught in a personal project of my own, and a strict school time table is doing little to help.

I would, (if I were you) recruit a top builder to canonize the main monthly stories written by some one with good writing skills.

That's all for now, cheers.
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| August 12, 2014, 12:54 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Aranethon .
Before anything else, you need to demote some of the inactive admins and replace them. Save the group founders of course.

Next step is to start enticing more experienced builders to join.

After that, make an interesting, captivating and thrilling main story. Having a look at some of the older challenges I can't help but frown.

I would personally lend my time, resources and building/writing ability but I'm caught in a personal project of my own, and a strict school time table is doing little to help.

I would, (if I were you) recruit a top builder to canonize the main monthly stories written by some one with good writing skills.

That's all for now, cheers.

All of those are very good points, however;

The other admins do still occasionally pop up in our staff group, so they're still around (although not very much.)

I keep inviting new members to join,including well-known builders, however not many people join due to the lack of activity.

There is an overlapping story arc, however it is quite hard to come up with missions that are different each month when I am the only person trying to think of them.

Thank you for all of your points though and your offer of help. If you do end up getting any free time, I would be happy for you to lend a hand.
--Blast--
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| August 12, 2014, 1:09 pm
I am working on my largest sci-fi project to date for my next pilot league. It involves a hangar bay, a crash site and three inter-planetary craft. (I would say starfighters, but one of them has no weaponry.) I so far have finished all of the inter-planetary craft, and am working on the hangar bay. I haven't started the crash site yet. I am also using train tracks for the round wall in the hangar... It will be awesome.
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| August 12, 2014, 2:02 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
I am working on my largest sci-fi project to date for my next pilot league. It involves a hangar bay, a crash site and three inter-planetary craft. (I would say starfighters, but one of them has no weaponry.) I so far have finished all of the inter-planetary craft, and am working on the hangar bay. I haven't started the crash site yet. I am also using train tracks for the round wall in the hangar... It will be awesome.

Nice! Sounds great! I can't wait to see it finished!
--Blast--
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| August 13, 2014, 4:57 pm
 Group admin 
Quick question: Do we have any UK builders here?
If we do, are you going to the BRICK 2014 Convention in London in December?
http://www.brick2014.com/
If you are, let me know because I, The Essence of Randomness and Elite Brigadier Callum will be going and it would be cool to say hi to you while we're there.
--Blast--
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| August 16, 2014, 7:00 am
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Just to quickly let everyone know, I am away from now until Friday and have no internet signal at all. However, I will catch up with everything once I return!
Happy Building!
--Blast-
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| August 19, 2014, 6:32 am
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Hey one and all! Just to let you know that I'm back from my holiday and have updated everything and caught up with what I missed while I was away.
--Blast--
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| August 23, 2014, 7:07 am
My third Free-Build has been posted!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/396039

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| August 30, 2014, 6:32 pm
Hello all

I am looking for advice on a photo editing program. Right now I'm using MSpaint just to crop pictures, but it would be nice to do saturation adjustment, overlays, and maybe a few simple effects. I looked at Photoshop's homepage, but they seemed to want me to pay $10 a month continuously. I am looking for something in the $25 to 75 range (US dollars). Maybe even up to $100 if it's quite good. Any advice would be helpful. What do you think?
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| September 6, 2014, 8:05 pm
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head
Hello all

I am looking for advice on a photo editing program. Right now I'm using MSpaint just to crop pictures, but it would be nice to do saturation adjustment, overlays, and maybe a few simple effects. I looked at Photoshop's homepage, but they seemed to want me to pay $10 a month continuously. I am looking for something in the $25 to 75 range (US dollars). Maybe even up to $100 if it's quite good. Any advice would be helpful. What do you think?


I"ve got Adobe Photoshop 7.0. I think it was in the 200 dollars range but it came with some sort of tablet that I don't use. Still, it works quite nice.


Sorry I don't have anything else to tell you!
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| September 6, 2014, 10:01 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head
Hello all

I am looking for advice on a photo editing program. Right now I'm using MSpaint just to crop pictures, but it would be nice to do saturation adjustment, overlays, and maybe a few simple effects. I looked at Photoshop's homepage, but they seemed to want me to pay $10 a month continuously. I am looking for something in the $25 to 75 range (US dollars). Maybe even up to $100 if it's quite good. Any advice would be helpful. What do you think?

I have a program downloaded called "Smart Photo Editor". I only have the free trail version but you can pay for the full version (I can't remember how much it is though, sorry.). But I can do everything I want to do on the trail version.
--Blast--
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| September 7, 2014, 7:14 am
I downloaded Smart Photo Editor and it works great. Thanks for the tip Blast.

-wrf
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| September 9, 2014, 1:59 pm
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Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head
I downloaded Smart Photo Editor and it works great. Thanks for the tip Blast.

-wrf

No worries. Glad it's of use.
--Blast--
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| September 9, 2014, 2:40 pm
I would love to join your group (looks awesome!) but I am simply bogged down in 4 other RPGs, LOM, EoW, Chronicles of Old, and now my group Baneful. I appreciate the sentiment though.
I hope this is allowed but would anyone please check out my group and give me some C&C? Thanks!
Here's a link:http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24547
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| September 20, 2014, 9:18 am
Is there any weapon like a light saber?
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| October 18, 2014, 5:16 pm
Quoting Timothy Post
Is there any weapon like a light saber?


R.K. can give you the full scoop, but no, no lightsabers. I seem to remember, somewhere buried in a rules or questions feed, that there was something from the founders of this group saying you could probably have something like an advanced holographic weapon-but it would not have the properties of a light saber.

It would instead be very hard-like a really sharp holo-axe or a really hard holo-stick, but nothing as powerful or destructive as a lightsaber. This is my understanding. Welcome to the group, btw.
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| October 18, 2014, 6:17 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Timothy Post
Is there any weapon like a light saber?

Yeah, Kermunklin got it pretty spot on. There are no laser swords (yet), but you could have a heat-enhanced sword or something similar.
Hope that helps.
--Blast--
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| October 21, 2014, 4:27 pm
Hmm..... this group seems like the perfect thing to feed my Star Wars skill, as I am really tired of making Mandalorian MOCs for MANY clubs on another site. Its going to be hard, going from the leader of a very larger group (also on a different site) to being a noob on this RPG... I'll see what I can do. Would it be possibly for my character to start a weapons company? I have a few ideas yet again from this other site. My character will most likely be named Kote 'Argo' Medrit.
-Argo
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| October 29, 2014, 6:28 pm
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