Sunday, May 30th, 2010
Issue: 30   Editor: HowlingMadMika

Editors note HowlingMadMika

Welcome to issue 30 of the Bootleggers Buzz!

I promised we would do our best to provide more articles in the future, and I feel I can say that we have kept to our promise. Partly thanks to our new writer Altro, but also thanks to our good old team who have done their best to contribute to this issue. We hope you will enjoy it, as I can assure you much work has gone into the creation of it.

Thursday was a day which saw a rather unexpected update to the News page. Elite Guard Administrator 5litre placed an announcement which stated that the game is looking for new HDOs. According to replies on the forums, the reason for choosing this method was trying out something new. The Buzz got in touch with the user who made the decision to use this method, 5litre himself. According to rumors, over 150 applications were sent, and he has promised to look into every single one of them.

This writer was already mentioned in the first paragraph, the newest addition to our team, Altro. He has contributed a column about crew taxes, an article about the wipe of The Finishing Touch, a crew which was wiped this week by our Nation Don, and a 'Buzz comic' of which we hope he will be able to create more in the future. Furthermore we also have the continuation of Sean's 'Buzz Suggestion Box' articles. This week, he has covered the Roulette, allowing him to look into both the feature and, to some extend, the feelings regarding the update the feature underwent a while ago.

As always we have our weekly segments for you, 'Behind the Name', 'Bootleggers Game Statistics', the 'Obituaries', and of course 'The Weekly Flash' which contains an overview of the week, as well as some additional information 5litre gave us with regards to the Elite Guard's search for HDOs. In addition, we are also featuring a freelance comic on the same topic. Freelance articles can be about anything you wish (Bootleggers related of course), and can be a story, editorial, column, comic, etc. The choice is yours. They are a great way of getting your opinion out in the open, so do not hesitate to submit one if you want to share your views with the Bootleggers public.

As the News page also says, the Buzz is looking for new writers to join our small and enthousiastic team. If you wish to give the Buzz a try, then you are encouraged to submit an application article on the bottom of this page. For some hints and tips then please refer to the 'Road to the Buzz Forum' article in issue 28. We will do our very best to respond to every application as soon as we can.

Well, that would be all for the notes. We will be back next week, and we hope you will as well.
As always, enjoy the read; take care, and stay safe.

Retirement Week: Betrayal or Coalition BuzzLew

Earlier this week the Buzz received inside information about a topic posted in The Order’s crew forum. This topic was created by Renton, who is now OneEyedWillis. It described the crew’s retirement due to changes in the way in which the game is played. It also described how “Last round, TO was dropped 3 times. Already this round, we've dropped once.” So it seems The Order has chosen to honour its reputation and the name.

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The Finishing Touch, touched for the last time? Altro

The Finishing Touch aka TFT who originally entered the statistics page as a crew in round four made a surprise return this week, only to be removed from the statistics a few days later. The crew was replaced by The Greek Myths.

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COLUMN: A History Lesson in Crew Tax Altro

Two rounds later crews are “plagued” by a feature imposed to stop problems that no longer exist. Are crew taxes still needed?

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Wanted: Buzz Writers HowlingMadMika

Make sure to submit an application article when applying. Normal applications will be declined. You can read the 'Road to the Buzz Forum' article in issue 28 for more information on how to write an application article that meets our standards.

Obituaries BuzzLew

The Obituaries keep track of the deaths of those ranked Boss and above. They require manual update by the Buzz Staff, so we apologize if any deaths have been left out.

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The Buzz Team HowlingMadMika

Our team here at the Buzz!

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All Potential HDOS Apply! HowlingMadMika

It used to be Elite Guard policy to vouch for HDO candidates. An Elite Guard member would vouch for players they felt would make fine HDOs. The entire Elite Guard would then debate about the vouched player, and eventually an Administrator would make the final decision and act if the decision was positive. This police changed this Thursday, however, when 5litre updated the News page with a questionnaire for players who would like to become HDO.

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The Casinos of Bootleggers: Roulette WillSeanMakeBoss

Roulette is the only casino that has been updated to cope with the new Cashier feature. You can buy chips in each state and use that to gamble on Roulettes only. But Roulette itself is probably the most...

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The Weekly Flash HowlingMadMika

Welcome to the Weekly Flash. This article contains the highlights of the previous week as well as brief news that may have been covered more extensively in one of the other articles.

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Bootleggers Game Statistics HowlingMadMika

The Bootleggers Game Statistics article contains data of the past week such as stats crews, total ingame money and average bullet prices.

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Behind the Name HowlingMadMika

A new name and three new victims!

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Comic Altro

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Freelance Articles HowlingMadMika

Comic: Help Desk Changes AldarionX

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