Sunday, December 27th, 2009
Issue: 8   Editor: Mika

Editors note Mika

Welcome to issue number eight of the Bootleggers Buzz!

Let me start this issue by wishing every single one of you happy holidays, hopefully Santa was good to those of you who celebrated Christmas and I hope you had a merry Christmas, possibly with snow, nothing beats some snow at Christmas.

In a time of light, happiness and peace it seemed even Bootleggers adapted to it this year as there was no 'Christmas spree' to enjoy. There were some shootings prior to Christmas, involving The Triad and The Verve, but no large shooting like the ones we saw previous years. Maybe an exploit got fixed like was suggested on the Game Forum? Possible, though improbable. I'd stick to the fact that there were either no feuds to settle with a shooting, or everyone is still stocking bullets for later times. Although I have to add that several players have been killed recently, Sabin being one of them.

The former administrator who was the subject of more than one topic this week, alongside BSF2000 and Nyxxie, who were also able to spot their names on the forums more than once. Following the release of a Buzz comic about Sabin, which was replaced by another comic yesterday, the players were roused and even began a picture contest in response to what they, and others, believed to be a picture that was unacceptable. Shortly after, BSF2000 posted his side of the story behind Sabin his resignation on the forum, followed by a response of Sabin himself.

As these were the only events that occurred this week, the Buzz will stick to these two articles and, apart from weekly articles, also offers two freelance articles; both of them written by previous Buzz team members which means quality! Air gives his opinion on Nyxxie her editorship and Deuce, after leaving the Buzz this week, continues to provide his column 'The Ugly Truth', providing his opinion on the main subject of this week.

As said, our weekly articles are also there, you probably know them by now: 'The Weekly Flash' and 'Bootleggers Game Statistics' for your usual reference. Same as previous weeks, the recruiting for new writers has been put to a hold. This does not mean, however, that you may not submit applications. On the contrary, feel free to submit them, just bear in mind that it may take a while before we review and reply to it.

This is all for now, and, now that I think of it, for this year as well. Enjoy the remainder of your holidays and have fun at New Year's Eve. Be careful with fireworks, you'll need them fingers!

Please provide feedback and ratings to both our official writers and the freelancers of this issue so they can focus on improving their work and, as always, enjoy the read.

Take care and stay safe, guys and gals.

Clash of the Titans Seannypoo

Sparks starting flying at the beginning of the week after a comic published in the Buzz caused outrage in the community, followed by a heated discussion and several revelations.

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The Verve vs The Triad AceAdam

Last Sunday, the world of bootleggers witnessed yet another crew attack. This time it involved The Triad attacking The Verve and taking over the fourth crew spot on the statistics.

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Bootleggers Game Statistics Aldarion

This article basically contains data of the past week that can be used for future references, and possibly to bring back memories. State Dons, crews and various other statistics are being featured in this article. Feel free to contact Aldarion or Mika if you have suggestions to further improve this article.

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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 wasn’t covered in one of the other articles. Basicially it is a great way for a quick overview. If you have any suggestions for improvement of the article, feel free to contact the Buzz by sending a message to either the author or the editors.

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The Buzz Team Nyxxie

Our team here at The Bootleggers Buzz

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Bootleggers Buzz Weekly Comic! Nyxxie

Freelance Articles Nyxxie

Nyxxie - Buzz Editor? Air

With recent controversy coming to light it made me wonder a few things about the Buzz. It also made me wonder whether Nyxxie should remain Editor. Here is my reasoning for a wishful dismissal.

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The Ugly Truth Deuce

To my readers, I would like to apologize for not writing this piece last week. This wasn’t meant to be an every week article. It’s the holidays and I had a lot going on outside of the game, while nothing on the game really caught my eye. You’ll see that I have taken my act to the freelance section. Like many of you, I’m getting tired of the bullshit propaganda machine that is the Bootleggers Buzz.

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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