Sunday, July 19th, 2009
Issue: 135   Editor: MikaTheGoofball

Editors note MikaTheGoofball

Welcome to issue number 135 of the Bootleggers Buzz!

Although I was with you in spirit when I hit the 'Publish Issue' button last week, the Buzz of this week actually comes from my hands again, and of course from those of the writers who worked very hard to get information for their articles so they could fill yet another issue of Bootleggers' own virtual newspaper.

Most of the events that took place this week can be summarized by mention the name of only one crew: Event Horizon. Because man, have its members been busy! After killing nearly every casino owner and gaining ownership of nearly every casino in the game, Event Horizon went on to attack and wipe Strictly Business, The H.I.L.L. Family and La Mano Nero. In addition its members also insided The Burning Legion. By doing so the crew added its mark to the States page and the statistics, as it at one point owned three spots. The mark made by establishments saying “EH” was already known to us, but these latest actions have made sure virtually all of Bootleggers knows that Event Horizon is a crew that can shoot, and shoot a lot without any difficulty at all.

Of course the fact that crews were wiped also meant that new ones got the chance to get onto the statistics page. One of those crews was The Burning Legion, after being insided it did manage to get its hand on another spot and return. The next crew was also known, and this one was not even new to the statistics page at all, for Absolute Zero returned. The crew known for its hot tubs is back. The third crew to profit from the shootings is Young and Dangerous. This crew is not that new too the statistics either, as it has had other appearances in the past. Last but not least, let us not forget the one crew that simply bought a spot and did not profit from the shootings in any way. Death Row also appeared on the statistics after a long absence.

Apart from the shootings and violence, the Buzz also focused on other aspects of the game. We got into the opinion on the forum layout to see if it had changed to the positive side and we sat down with Russian Roulette addict and Help Desk Operator Sylv for an interview about her and her position in the team of the yellows. Yet, there is more. Buzz competitions, yes! Nyxxie promised you one last week, and we have one for you in this issue. Curious to what it is? Read the article and find out. I do wish to provide one hint, though this is a hint for the longer run, start training your car stealing skills, you might need them!

We had a Buzz Sound Off scheduled, but due to the data being compromised this will be postponed till next week. However, all other weekly articles such as 'A Year Back', 'The Weekly Flash' and 'Bootleggers Game Statistics' are all in this issue. We have also caught up by featuring 'A Year and a Week Back' to bring you the 'A Year Back' we missed in the previous issue. Furthermore we have freelance articles. Two of them to be exact. Sadly we missed the adventures of one of the more appreciated bandits, the Coyote Bandid, however in his place comes a summary of the busy week of Event Horizon and a new fictional Bootleggers story.

Well, I believe I have covered everything for this week. For those of you who plan on participating in the contest, good luck! Of course you will be seeing the Buzz team and me again next week, as we will bring you another issue. For now, take care and stay safe!

Busted, by Event Horizon! IShallPersevere

This week of Bootleggers began at a slow pace, and as the week developed it appeared nothing would be happening. However, things soon changed as previously dubbed peaceful crew Event Horizon got its members to load their guns and began shooting various targets. It soon became clear that EH was not shooting randomly, as many casinos began to drop, each being picked up by a different member of EH.

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The end of an era? IShallPersevere

Crews were the centre of attention as the week progressed, bullets moved around like taxis in New York. However one crew that was wiped, and may not be seen again was The H.I.L.L. Family. It was wiped in one of many rounds of shootings undertaken by Event Horizon this week. The Buzz caught up with xxClaraxx, boss of The H.I.L.L. Family, to get her reaction to the wipe.

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Welcome Death Row! BrickTamland

A fairly well known crew made its way back to Bootleggers earlier this week in the wake of more than a few crews being wiped. This is Death Row. We were lucky enough to talk to one of it's Bosses, Thunderguy(v14) to find out more about the reappearance of the crew.

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An Interview With Sylv! MotherFrick

The Buzz continues its interviews with Help Desk Operators by interviewing longtime-HDO, Sylv. She joined the yellow team in February 2008, when the team conisisted of (to name a few), Boby, Nyxxie, Farkie, Kaya and Spacie.

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Buzz Contest MikaTheGoofball

Nyxxie promised them and Mika is bringing it to you. The Buzz felt it was time for yet another Grand Theft Mania, but we added some twitches here and there. Read on to find out! There is a lot of money to be won, so you will want to continue reading. Trust me!

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A Year Back! MikaTheGoofball

The status of the game, this time last year.

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Advertisement HannahSeantana

Out of Business! IShallPersevere

The first to fall in a flurry of wipes carried out by Event Horizon, Strictly Business once again dropped from the stats for the third time in a matter of weeks. This came after EH began its shooting by taking out many casino owners. After the original shootings, many predicted the sound of gunfire would cease and Bootleggers would become silent once more. EH’s members had other ideas, opening fire in the direction of SB, wiping it from the stats in relatively little time.

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Welcome Young and Dangerous! BrickTamland

Yet another few crews of very little public knowledge ventured their way onto the Stats this week. One of these was Young and Dangerous. We were able to catch up with one of its owners, SoundRoom, to get some information as to what the new crew was all about. We started by asking how exactly Young and Dangerous came to occupy a spot.

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It's Getting Cold, It's Absolute Zero! MotherFrick

With the demise of The Burning Legion towards the end of this week, Bootleggers welcomed back an old crew, Absolute Zero. The Buzz got in touch with Pellicake, the boss of Absolote Zero, and asked him a few questions about being back.

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Bootleggers Game Statistics BrickTamland

The Bootleggers Game Statistics is a weekly article, which will basically contain data of the past week. State Dons, crews and various other statistics are being featured in this article. This article also means that the Obituaries return.

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The Forums Now iLuMP

When the current forums were implemented, it raised many creative discussions and arguments. The general opinion was negative at the time. Now, as people have had time to get used to the newer forums we at the Buzz decided it was time to see if their opinions had changed.

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The Weekly Flash BrickTamland

Welcome to the Weekly Flash. This article contains the highlights of the previous week and news that wasn’t covered in one of the other articles.

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A Year and a Week Back! MikaTheGoofball

Due to holidays and busy schedules adding the latest "A Year Back" slipped our minds previous week, so this week we are not only featuring "A Year Back" but also this probably one time "A Year and a Week Back!" seeing we still owed you this one from last week!

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The Buzz Team MikaTheGoofball

Our beloved family, here at the Buzz.

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Freelance Articles MikaMania

Fictional Story About Bootleggers 4wheeler

Stories seem to be popular amongst our freelancers, for we have another one! This one is titled Endless Night. Enjoy the read!

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The shootings of EH PjutBull

For those of you who missed them, a day to day summary of what Event Horizon has been up to this past week.

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