Sunday, December 13th, 2009
Issue: 6   Editor: Mika

Editors note Mika

Welcome to Bootleggers Buzz issue number six!

Time seems to be flying by as we conclude the seventh week of this round. The progress made since the beginning, rank and money wise, has been huge for most players. Transformed from Scums doing crimes to Dons making kills. A change that, for us as Buzz writers, is highly convenient. It no longer forces us to compose a Buzz using articles our writers thought of themselves. While this is also potentially interesting, we prefer doing what most papers do, namely report on recent events!

This week was marked by several shootings, concerning Tropa de Elite, which turned to Club Boogie, and Gathering of Gangsters and its ally, The Syndicate. Both crews were respectively the attacking and defending force, both shooting and taking bullets and casualties. Another crew that managed to get into the Bootleggers news was The Black Out as it was taken over by Neddy. This last event did not result in death, though, to our regret.

Our writers also dug into a possible need for a rank bar and organized a debate on the Game Forum regarding racism and harassment. The outcome was quite interesting and we gathered some of the many interesting quotes we encountered and forged them into an article regarding the subject. It features both opinions of staff members as well as normal players.

The Buzz is also proud to introduce 'The Ugly Truth' as a weekly feature and, starting from this issue, we also present you with an issue of 'Behind the Name'. Of course we also have our usual weekly articles 'The Weekly Flash', for your usual quick overview of this Bootleggers-week, and 'Bootleggers Game Statistics' for any reference you may find to come in handy in the future.

With a current Buzz Staff of seventeen, it has been decided to put a hold on our search for new writers for now. All applications that are submitted now will be saved and reviewed whenever we feel we need new writers. Of course there is also a way for everyone to voice their opinion in the Buzz, whether they wish to become a writer or not. Do you want to share something with the community through the Buzz? Submit a 'Freelance Article'!

That is all, folks! Make sure you stay safe until next week so you can catch another Buzz.
The Buzz Team hopes to see you then!

Take care, and enjoy the read.

When Does Racism Become Harassment? Seannypoo

The introduction of new forum rules at the beginning of the round and the promise of less staff intervention meant the forums would be a different place. Questions regarding racism and harrassment rose again and again, causing the Buzz to conduct a debate on the issue to learn about the views of the players.

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The Ugly Truth Deuce

A column featuring less facts and more opinions. Please leave your feelings at the door.

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Gathering Of Gangsters Attacked! AceAdam

This week witnessed a crew being attacked, the unfortunate victims were Gathering of Gangsters. They were attacked by Club Boogie for being allied with The Syndicate.

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Rankbars - Needed or not? AceAdam

Most games have one, players can either purchase it or it is available straight away. So far, Bootleggers has been one of the few games without it. Following a discussions in the forums, the Buzz dug deeper into the question of a rank bar. Should one be implemented, or should Bootleggers keep ranking a surprise, like it always has?

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Behind The Name Deuce

Behind The Name is back by popular demand. Since we missed five issues, we'll give you five players this week!

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The Weekly Flash Aldarion

Welcome to the Weekly Flash. This article contains the highlights of the previous week and news that wasnÂ’t covered in one of the other articles.

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The Black Out Takeover AceAdam

The Black Out was blacked out by their own fellow underboss, Neddy, after he suspected his bosses to be dupers.

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Bootleggers Game Statistics Aldarion

Welcome Bootleggers Game Statistics article. This article basically contains data of the past week.

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The Buzz Team Nyxxie

Our team here at the Buzz.

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Bootleggers Buzz Weekly Comic! Nyxxie

Freelance Articles Nyxxie

Solaris' Gossip Column Solaris

Another exciting tidbit involving Solaris' opinions of the status of the game. Somewhere along there, we see a mention of vaginas and Lexia.

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Past issue
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60,
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, Round 5, Round 7