Sunday, August 8th, 2010
Issue: 40   Editor: HowlingMadMika

Editors note HowlingMadMika

Welcome to issue number 40 of the Bootleggers Buzz!

After having been graced with three releases from Nyxxie, I am back after enjoying my holiday. Contrary to what some may believe, I did not go to a nudist convention, sorry to disappoint some of you! The same guy who came up with this story recently joined our team, and believe it or not, he actually did a very good job this week alongside the rest of the team in covering everything that happened. He chose quite a good time to join, because boy did we have a busy week with crew wipes, takeovers, an anniversary and a Buzz Contest. Contest? Yes! Read on, further information can be found down the page.

First, however, let me focus on the crew action we have enjoyed, for quite a lot happened. The Greek Myths and the 1337 Guard were the first crews to bite the dust this week, the latter proved to be quite resilient, as multiple sprees were needed to finally finish them off. The replacement of The Greek Myths, Totentanz, was also quick to leave the statistics again, as that crew too was shot. However, this was not all the action, there was more.

State Dons as well as Nation Dons have incredible firepower, and with money becoming less rare, the personal bullet factories are built more often, allowing them to actually utilize this power. This is what Daleboy did as he shot both Spellbound and The Silent Assassins. Last but not least, the Buzz also had an insiding on its hands as Camorra was insided by CIO and TreadstoneIII.

There was also happy news: this week, Event Horizon celebrated its fifth year anniversary. The crew decided it wanted to share the happiness with all Bootleggers players and helped the Buzz with setting up a prize pot for our contest. In addition, they also added a less pleasant side to their celebrations by killing several players and wiping Forbidden Angels from the statistics. Some prefer cake and booze, others prefer a bit of violence; probably a matter of taste.

We also have our weekly articles ready for you. 'Behind the Name', 'Bootleggers Game Statistics' and 'The Weekly Flash' have all been lined up. Additionally, we have a tutorial on killing for you, as well as Nyxxie's report on the week of her playing account and another Buzz Comic.

Our freelance writer, DeliciousX (now known as KittehX) also wrote her weekly article and provided us with the exchange rates. Furthermore, GPEnergy has submitted an article on re-doing crews. Feel like sharing some of your thoughts with the community? Write a freelance article like these two did! As long as it is within the game rules and the Terms of Service it is very likely to be published. If you want to up it a notch then actually joining the Buzz Team might be the thing for you. In order to do so, submit an application on a recent Bootleggers event, this can be done at the bottom of this page. For hints and tips on how to apply you can read the 'Road to the Buzz Forum' article in the previous issue.

As always, please leave comments and rate the articles so our writers can get an idea of how you as a reader like their work. Enjoy the read, and I will be back next week with another Buzz. Oh, about the contest: an article has been included in the Buzz with more information, good luck to those who will participate!

Until next week, take care, and stay safe!

The Greek Myths Terminated! Refu

On August 4th, The Greek Myths were wiped off the statistics by State Don and future Nation Don Mikhael.

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Mighty Dragons VS Mighty 1337 Guard! MarlonBrando

The fearsome roar of the mighty dragon as he breaths fire onto the men below. Once more the, statistics page of thee olde Bootleggers was filled with tyranny and terror. Who was the Dragons latest victim? Well the mighty 1337 Guard of course.

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Camorra Insided! Refu

Saturday, August 8th, we were once again witness of a crew that couldn’t manage to keep hold of their spot.

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New Player Project Nyxxie

Can a moderator make it as a normal player?

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Bootleggers Buzz Contest HowlingMadMika

It was first hosted by Air during the previous round, has since been repeated once and is about to be repeated again. Do you already have an idea of what it might be?

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Killing, Your How-to Guide! MarlonBrando

Last week was Bootlegging, this week's subject is killing.

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The Weekly Flash HowlingMadMika

The Weekly Flash 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; for those who want to a brief summary of the week.

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Wanted: Buzz Writers HowlingMadMika

When submitting an article make sure to mind your choice of subject, grammar, punctuation and overall article before submitting. Should you choose to submit an interview, then please do not use a Q&A format as those applications will not be accepted. For hints and tips on how to apply please read the 'Road to the Buzz Forum' article in issue #39.

Daleboy Shootings Altro

Last Tuesday, The Silent Assassins and Spellbound fell victim to Daleboy’s State Don powers and flying metal.

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Totentanz Comes and Goes! Refu

Earlier this week we were witness to the fall of The Greek Myths was replaced by Totentanz on the statistics, and they came as fast as they disappeared. On August 5th, Sperm opened fire on Totentanz and successfully wiped the crew.

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Forbidden Angels Attacked! Refu

It sure has been a busy week in the world of Bootleggers, this time the Forbidden Angels were the victim of the fifth year anniversary of Event Horizon.

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Half a Decade Altro

Great crews have come and gone in Bootleggers, yet one crew remains strong five years on; Event Horizon.

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Behind the Name HowlingMadMika

A new week and three new victims!

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Bootleggers Game Statistics HowlingMadMika

The Game Statistics basically contain data of the past week such as total amount of in-game money, bullets and current point prices. The article is published in every Buzz so that past issues can be used for reference.

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The Buzz Team HowlingMadMika

Our small but dedicated team of writers.

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Buzz Comic: Evil Elite Altro

Please rate and comment inside!

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Obituaries Refu

The Obituaries include the names of all Boss+ players that were killed this week, as well as the total number of deaths. The Obits require manual update, so we apologize if any deaths have been left out.

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Freelance Articles HowlingMadMika

Re-doing Bootlegger; Crews GPEnergy

As stated in last week’s article, this week I’m covering the crews. Crews are a main feature of bootleggers, some crews only last a few days where others are able to survive for many years, having multiple ‘generations’ of players who continue the legacy of those before them.

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Delicious Thoughts... rawr!! KittehX

Hello everyone. This is the spirit of DeliciousX talking. I've come back as a kitten, and kittens can't talk. So, this is being transmitted directly to your monitors from the afterlife.

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Just a cartoon.. KittehX

Please rate and comment inside!

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Exchange Rates KittehX

Delicious' Delicious Exchange Rates! They're yummy!

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