Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Issue: 138   Editor: MikaTheGoofball

Editors note MikaTheGoofball

Welcome to issue 138 of the Bootleggers Buzz!

It is Sunday evening, depending on where you life of course, and thus it is time for a new issue of the Buzz. In fact, if you are reading this then you have already found out about that. Of course this week, and also the Buzz, has been influenced by that one feature that received an update: Stock Market. Or rather, the effects that said update had at the end of the day when logging into Bootleggers showed you a screen telling you the game was being rolled back due to an exploit.

The rollback did not only set players back, but the entire game, our Buzz forum included. Due to that happening some of our information, such as that of the obituaries, became compromised as suddenly we had information about dead people that might not be dead. We sincerely apologize for the absence of the obituaries in the issue, however considering the circumstances we were simply unable to provide them without a chance of losing credibility.

Nevertheless, let us forget that what we do not have and focus on what we are able to offer you in this issue. A first glance might already reveal this issue to be one of the more smaller issues that have been published. This would be correct, simply because, well... not that much has happened this week. Yet the events that did occur had great impact on the game, especially the earlier mentioned stock market update and the rollback as a consequence of that update. Apart from the update and the aftermath we report on the three crews that are either new to the statistics or were not covered in the issue of last week.

Our writers have covered the appearance of The Deadly Alliance, a crew that already returned to the statistics previous week, as well as Fierce Allegiance and the Blood Line Killahz. Despite our attempts to get in touch with both sides of the Nirvana crew spot shooting we were unable to get in touch with anyone before the release of this issue. We are of course still willing to report on this if we get a response.

As always we have all our weekly segments for you. We have 'A Year Back', 'The Weekly Flash' and 'Bootleggers Game Statistics', though the last one is a bit less informative than usual, lined up and ready for you. We hope you will enjoy them and would like to remind you that feedback is always appreciated. Although our hyperactive search for writers has come to and end, those with talent and a good article might still find themselves being offered the digital pen of the Bootleggers Buzz writer. You might want to give it a try. After all, who knows? You might be talented and thus... lucky! In addition we would like to ask every applicant who got killed and has not received a reply regarding the application to resubmit it. This is necessary as we are unable to track new accounts.

As for those of you who have sent in an application and are still alive or re-submitted it: You should receive a response from us soon.

That is all, folks! I hope you will enjoy this issue of the Buzz like you enjoyed all the others.
For now, just stay safe and take care. I will see you all next week!

Stock Market on the Move MikaTheGoofball

It might have been the highlight of this week: The release of the new Stock Market. Over the past months, a lot of players had requested updates to this feature. Arguments being it was impossible to earn a lot of money with it, that holding a mere 150 shares of every company was not enough to make the feature interesting, the list goes on and on.

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Blood Line Killahz on the Stats! FrickenChicken

For the first time ever, Bootleggers welcomed Blood Line Killahz to the game statistics. The Buzz contacted Blood Line Killahz crew bos and asked him a few questions on the history of the crew, its goals for the future, and how he obtained a crew spot.

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Advertisement HannahSeantana

Bootleggers Game Statistics QuantumOfIAmAldarion

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.

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The Buzz Team MikaTheGoofball

Our happy Buzz family.

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The Deadly Alliance Returns! FrickenChicken

After only one week off the statistics, after having been wiped previously, Bootleggers witnessed the second return of The Deadly Alliance. The Buzz got in touch with crew's underboss, Breeze, but sadly, we were only able to get a few things from him.

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Welcome Back Fierce Allegiance HannahSeantana

Last week, Fierce Allegiance made another appearance on to the Statistics. Last time Fierce Allegiance was on the Statistics page, it was wiped by Eternal Labyrinth[. The current crewspot was sold to MikaTheGoofball by The Guyz, who had made one previous appearance on the Statistics. The Guyz had been looking to sell the crewspot for a while.

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The Weekly Flash QuantumOfIAmAldarion

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. If you have any suggestions for improvements, feel free to contact the Buzz.

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A Year Back MikaTheGoofball

The status of the game this time last year.

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Advertisement Space Available MikaTheGoofball

Freelance Articles MikaTheGoofball

The Beggars Impact Graham3

Everyone has seen it. You get a new message and click to see who’s messaging you and it turns out to be a bootlegger begger. Most people have asked for money at one time or another whether you remember it or not. Think back to when you just created your account, went to the black jack table and blew your whole five hundred dollars all in one go. Now remember continuously failing to beat up that darn blind man. What route did you take. Ya clicked on the users online button and started looked for people whose wealth status was notoriously rich. Don’t deny it I know it’s the truth.

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