Sunday, October 4th, 2009
Issue: 146   Editor: Shaktoolik

Editors note Shaktoolik

Welcome to Bootleggers Buzz Issue 146!

After a week of shootings and removal of one of the game's features it is time to release the newest issue of the Buzz. Let me start by going over the removal of that issue: the BootCast. Due to in-activeness and lack of listeners it was decided to call it a day and thank all DJs for their dedication and time. Just like the Buzz, the BootCast was brought to you by the players, for the players, and we at the Buzz are sad to see one of these player initiatives disappear. The Buzz would like to thank all BootCast DJs for the entertainment they brought to Bootleggers, we will not forget the shows.

Apart from this tragic and, according to a lot of player responses, controversial decision there was of course other news. The Deadly Knights managed to return, however the crew members were the one who ended up dead before they were able to do anything. Furthermore The Scene and Evocati managed to get onto the statistics and the lowest ranks in the game joined forces in a crew dedicated to them: The Scummie Crew.

We have also noted the return of the crew Omertà, however as we were unable to get information you will have to wait another week. The article will be there, rest assured. Apart from the articles we put together we also have the opinion on the demise of the BootCast from one of its own Djs, and a freelance article on a word we used to hear a lot: Respect. Some claim it is gone, others disagree, and most claim it is everything. That is something you might wish to remember.

All the weekly articles are there, of course. 'Crew of the Week' has been revamped slightly, so please let us know how you feel about the changes. Furthermore we have 'Bootleggers Game Statistics', 'The Weekly Flash' and 'A Year Back'. There is also good news regarding 'Behind the Name'! We will be trying to make it return in the next issue of the Buzz, but to do so we would like more random questions. Send in all your funny and crazy questions as a 'Contest Entry' and you might see it in the article!

We are still on the lookout for new writers. If you like to write then consider giving the Buzz a try, it might be an interesting challenge and help you improve your writing even further! We would also like to remind everyone who might have died to re-submit their application article, as we are unable to contact dead accounts or to track down the new ones.

I have spilled it all. Or, wait. One more thing. The contest results are in the article regarding the contest; congratulations to the winners!

See you all next week!
Meanwhile, just take care and stay safe.

The BootCast Axed! TheTsjMustGoOn

Finally the recession has made it to Bootleggers. Saturday morning, the bootleggers community woke up to find that the familiar BootCast link had been taken down from its former place in the “main” menu.

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New Crew: The Scene FrickTional

Every week, we welcome another new crew to the statistics, and this week, we welcomed previously-undergound crew, The Scene. A few months ago, The Scene terrorized Bootleggers by going on a killing spree; wiping several crews along the way.

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The Unforgiven AldoRaine

A couple of weeks ago, The Unforgiven made its first appearance on the statistics. Back then no article was featured in the Buzz. In this week’s issue we publish a little interview we had with one of the bosses, RascketX.

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Wanted: Random Questions Shaktoolik

The Buzz is looking for random questions. Why? Because Behind the Name will be making its comeback!

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Bootleggers Game Statistics AldoRaine

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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Crew of the Week Shaktoolik

23rd Gunslinger Co. is this week's crew of the week!

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The Return of Evocati! SeanNeverDies

Earlier this week, Evocati returned to the Statistics. We asked RickyBobby some questions to give us information about its return. We were led to believe that the crew spot was bought from CitroenGoesUG.

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The Deadly Knights Bite The Dust TheTsjMustGoOn

Several crews were shot off stats again this week. One among them was The Deadly Knights, a crew with a mixed history on Bootleggers. Just last week there was a story in the Buzz on their glorious return to Bootleggers. But was it so glorious?

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The Scummie Crew: A summary TheTsjMustGoOn

A quick dive into the history of The Scummie Crew reveals that it was formed by its original leaders, DA and Vasago during the dark days of 2007. TSC’s main goal in those early days was to steal bullet factories...

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Bootleggers Buzz Results Shaktoolik

View this article to find out who were the winners of this contest and won $50,000,000!

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The Weekly Flash AldoRaine

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 Shaktoolik

Check out the state of the game, this time last year.

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The Buzz Team Shaktoolik

Buzz Editors:
Mika (Shaktoolik)

Head Buzz Writer:
Aldarion (AldoRaine)

Buzz Writers:
Frick (FrickTional)
tsj (TheTsjMustGoOn)
Sean (SeanNeverDies)
LuMP (iLuMP)

Freelance Articles Shaktoolik

And remember.. Respect is everything! RomanCAN

Having the 6th anniversary of Bootleggers fresh in our mind, it's a sure thing that we've seen hundreds of crews passing the static page. These known groups of our well maintained Bootleggers community will keep entering our memories, forever and ever. Question rises, who do we actually like? And of course don't forget, who do we actually dislike?

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BootCast Off Air! IrBabyteckz

No longer will we be seeing the yellow (On Air) lights flashing the stage of Bootleggers. It’s a sad, sad day when the powers that be have decided to cut this small pleasure from our cozy mafia world.
“Bootleggers is in some small way worse today than it was because a feature enjoyed by some is no longer there” – Mags.

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31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60,
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91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120,
121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, Round 6, Round 7