Sunday, August 15th, 2010
Issue: 41   Editor: HowlingMadMika

Editors note HowlingMadMika

Welcome to issue 41 of the Bootleggers Buzz!

As always at Sunday evenings on Bootleggers it is time for a brand new Buzz, fresh from the virtual press. These Editor Note starts with a congratulations to our former Head Writer Sean (SeanFailKnox). Yes, former, for Sean will no longer be part of the Buzz Team as Head Writer. To our pleasure, he was willing to climb up the ladder and by doing so accepted the position as Co-Editor. Congratulations are in order! Sean, like we know him, started In fact, part of this layout was created by him, he is leaving his marks already and the results are looking good.

There were more changes to our team this week as we got two new writers. Happy as they were with their new job, both KittehX and Poison introduced themselves in their own, perhaps a little unusual though original, way. This was even before our newest writer Poison gave us something else to write about as he attempted to kill the States page's top row of Bullet Factories. He failed. Only just.

There was more action this week, though. In short, Eternal Labyrinth was wiped, The Clenched Fist was attacked by enemies in an attempt to force the crew to surrender the California Bullet Factory, and, to end this summary, Pure was wiped to be replaced by Fierce Allegiance. This was not everything that happened in the land of crews, however. Dirty House was attacked by Smoke and Mirrors as the latter hosted one of its other games. Also, the crew that claimed not to exist now ceases to exist, do you see something strange there (we sure did); The Syndicate announced its retirement from the game.

This week's Buzz has more to offer. Altro has another comic lined up for you, as well as an article that zooms in on an attempt to gain Bootleggers some new players. Of course we also have our weekly segments, 'Staff Member of the Week' (this week featuring Rod), 'Behind the Name', 'The Weekly Flash', and the 'Bootleggers Game Statistics'. Additionally, Nyxxie has also submitted her player project once more for you to enjoy. The Buzz Contest of last week was a huge success and the Buzz would like to thank all participating parties. A brief list and of course the name of the winner can be found in The Weekly Flash.

Even though DeliciousX (Kitteh) has joined the Buzz Team the freelance section is not empty. Razure shares his thoughts on why he feels the game is dying, and GeePeeNRG has submitted another article in his 'Re-doing Bootleggers' saga, this time focusing on Establishments. If you, like these two, feel like sharing your thoughts or ideas with the community then do not hesitate to send in a freelance article. As long as the articles are within the game rules and TOS they will be likely to be published.

Feel free to rate and leave comments so our writers know how you, the reader, think about their work. Well, this is all for now!

Until next week, take care, and stay safe!

Eternal Labyrinth Bites the Dust Refu

This week was certainly unlucky for Eternal Labyrinth, the crew was a victim of two accounts that ended the short stay of EL on the statistics with a rain of bullets. When the shootings ended, the Buzz encountered two names that were responsible for this bloody massacre.

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Poison's Top Monopoly! BuzzLew

This week, Bootleggers paid witness to an attack on the majority of bullet factory owners, this was made possible by the Buzz’s very own new addition, iPoison; now known as PoisonBullet.

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The Syndicate Retire PoisonBullet

Friday the 13th turned out to be unlucky for some with The Syndicate deciding it was their time to retire from Bootleggers, but being who they are they refused to go quietly, taking a torrent of players down with them.

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Fierce Allegiance Return KittehX

On Thursday, Bootleggers was met with carnage... the total wipeout of the crew Pure.

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New Player Project Nyxxie

Can a moderator make it as a normal player?

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Did You Know? Altro

10 things you may not have known about Bootleggers.

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Celebrating a new job PoisonBullet

Hello... Wow, the power I feel writing this now to the masses is unreal. The influence. The control. The... Anyway.

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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

Welcome to the Bootleggers Game Statistics article. This article basically contains data of the past week. Feel free to contact Mika if you have any feedback or suggestions.

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The Buzz Team HowlingMadMika

Our team here at the Buzz!

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A Very Clenched Fist! PoisonBullet

200,000 bullets weren’t even enough to get The Clenched Fist to relinquish their grip of California Bullet Factory, the crew appeared to be living up to their name!

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Smoke, Mirrors & Riddles Altro

Behind door one there is life, continued happiness and longevity. Door two; death, re-ranking and a lust for revenge that can never be quenched. Twelve hours, ten questions, your time starts.... NOW!

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COLUMN: Delicious Thoughts KittehX

You may have noticed that I've become a member of the Buzz team. Initially, I refused to even consider joining. The Buzz policy of remaining unbiased in articles, and HAVING to produce an article every week, even when I don't feel inspired turned me off.

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Filling a void? Altro

With dwindling player numbers and a yearning, by many, for fresh meat, Rakinshu tries to hook new players.

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MS 13 Attacked! Marlon

MS 13 were attacked this week and here is what went down.

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Behind the Name! Refu

A new week and three brand new victims!

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Staff Member of the Week! SeanFailKnox

This week, Rod was chosen at random to be featured as the staff member of the week. Oddly, I was unable to get in contact with this current Moderator for an interview.

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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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Comic Altro

Please rate and comment inside!

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Freelance Articles HowlingMadMika

The Story of Bootleggers Slowly Being Killed? Razure

Razure shares their thoughts on the recent worry that Bootleggers is dying.

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Re-doing Bootlegger; Establishments GeePeeNRG

Establishments, in my eyes the most underappreciated part of the game, so much potential and nothing is done with it. In this article I’ll cover some basic structures that could be added to the establishments.

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