Sunday, December 21st, 2008
Issue: 105   Editor: Mikamon

Editors note Mikamon

Welcome to Issue 105 of the Bootleggers Buzz!

The holiday spirit is in the air! With this being the last issue before Christmas, the Buzz is proud to present you with the Buzz Holiday Tree that has been jam packed with all the ornaments you submitted. I must say it is a pretty impressive sight, and the tree almost got so full the ornaments had to be put even closer together.

As we here at the Buzz just love Christmas and the holidays, we will will also be organizing a Buzz Contest, giving away a grand totall of $200,000,000. Quickly read the article if you want to participate and find out how you can win your share of some fine Bootleggers dollars.

Apart from the holiday joy, we have also covered this week's events for you. With two new writers on board, the Buzz Team has been working hard to finish all articles and give you a good view of the past week. This week, we witnessed Stryfe being relieved of his duties as Moderator. His removal from the Elite Guard caused quite an aftermath as the ex-Moderator used his Moderator Control Panel to give Bootleggers something to remember.

There is also news from the people in yellow. This week, we witnessed Sylv returning as Help Desk Operator and not so long after, Spacie resigned his position at the Help Desk.

We also had to say goodbye to yet another Nation Don as bigpappav2 was killed in an attack on The Order. The same attack almost meant The Order's end as they were left with very few members that could hold the spot. As bigpappav2 was killed, we welcome our new Nation Don SixtySix and IceWrath, the new New Jersey State Don.

As always, we have 'Behind the Name', 'A Year Back' and 'Crew of the Week' for you as weekly segments. The last one will continue next year. The Buzz also introduces a column from our very own LW, of which we hope it will become a weekly segment for the issues to come.

This week, we have three freelance articles waiting for you to read. After a couple of weeks with only one or no freelance articles at all, we finally got some of them again. As anyone can write a freelance article, they are a chance for the normal player to have share his or her thoughts on the game or something that happened in the game. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Of course, we are looking for writers. If you are interested in becoming a writer then read the re-printed version of "So You Think You Can Write?" in issue 97. Please submit a sample article of a recent Bootleggers event via selecting Application in the "Send a" located on the bottom of each Buzz. Remember to mind your grammar, punctuation and spelling. If you are dead before we've contacted you, please submit the same article all over again. Your articles will be reviewed as quickly as possible but please have patience, we won't forget about you.

On behalf of the Buzz Team, I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
Enjoy the read and have fun celebrating Christmas with your family and loved ones.

A Goodbye to Stryfe Mikamon

On Wednesday, BSF2000 and Sabin made the decision to remove Stryfe from the Elite Guard. The reason for this supposingly being the inactivity of the ex-moderator.

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New Nation Don: SixtySix IAmAldarion

This week, the Bootleggers community was shocked by the death of bigpapav2. Within twenty-four hours of bigpapav2 being killed...

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New NJ State Don: IceWrath OvermindEV2

With the promotion of the previous New Jersey State Don, SixtySix, the spot was quickly taken by IceWrath, our new -New Jersey State Don.

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Telling It Like It Is UltimateDestiny

LW talks about various issues and events with his own personal touch...

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Crew Of The Week! JDWilson

Fierce Allegiance are the crew of the week! Information and answered provided by Mika and Aldarion.

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Behind the Name Mikamon

A new week and three new victims!

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The Order under attack. IAmAldarion

This week, The Order suffered an attack, leaving them significantly weakened. Twenty-six accounts were killed during the spree, including Nation Don bigpapav2.

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The Vanguard Got Vanquished? Mikamon

It was a surprise for many to see Stryfe in green but not on the top of the users online list. Having been removed as a Moderator...

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Buzz Christmas Contest Mikamon

With Christmas coming, the Buzz will be organizing a contest as celebration of these happy days. Santa Clause has also visited our Buzz bank and left us 200 million shiny dollars!

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One returns, Another One Leaves! DJSquidee

This week, we saw an old Help Desk Operator put on the yellow coat once again. This ex-HDO being Sylv.

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Buzz Holiday Tree! NyxxieInHD

What a turnout it has been! A very full Buzz tree, it almost got too full!

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A Year Back Mikamon

The state of the game as it was a year ago!

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The Buzz Team Mikamon

Our team here at the Buzz.

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Freelance Articles Mikamon

Old is Gold. Zirconium

A typical boring day on Bootleggers...I was browsing the forums and I noticed a post that caught my eye, “Stryfe not in EG”. My curiosity got the better of me, I ventured though the thread and realised Stryfe had been kicked out of the Elite Guard due to inactivity.

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Revenge is a Meal Best Served Cold! Pt. 7 FrankxLucas

Panic started to set in. I'd never seen the inside of a jail before, I'm still not sure why, but I started to yell out "some body help me!!, Please!!... Where am I!!!?" Quiet down, or I'll come over there and give you something to yell about boy!!! a voice boomed from behind a desk.

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Moaning And Bitching iiFraak

Lately I'm getting sick of those people moaning about it being better in the old days. I don't want to start by stating if it was better or not, just to point out that moaning/bitching/slacking/doing nothing about it, is annoying...

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