Welcome to issue #11 of the Bootleggers Buzz, my fourth issue as Editor but my sixth Editors note, oddly! Meaning that I've overtaken Sean's coveted record of Editors notes written this round. Yay.
As promised last week, we have a new bi-weekly columnist starting from this issue that I think you'll all be very excited about; BSF2000 starts his contribution by updating us about what the Elite Guard has been up to the past few weeks and what we can expect to come in the near future. We're very grateful for the article and the promise of a regular contribution, it's something that I think will really help all of us players understand what's going on behind the scenes!
The big news, and only real news, of the week is the revenge brought by Gansters Sanctuary upon The Sacred Empire and their sub-crew Bushido. Killing more that 50 accounts in a few hours and leaving both crews down to less members that you can count on one hand, eventually leading to the sub crew being dropped. We talk to the shooters, and the crew boss about the attack and bring you all the information.
There is plenty more in this weeks issue though, including great articles from our regular writers, Afty and Executor, the current bastions of the Buzz it seems. This week they look at the death of plax, the first L Don; whether or not bootleggers should consider an 'App' and take a brief look at the stock market. Our weeklies have a new addition this week too, as 'Afty's TV Rip-Offs' joins the list in place of Behind The Name in order to keep the Buzz looking a bit different!
As you'll probably spot from my jovially over the top advertising in this weeks Buzz, we're still looking for writers. Please send you applications in as a freelance article at the bottom of this page. Just so you all have an idea of what sort of thing I'm after, just imagine you were a Buzz writer and you had to write something for the issue; it could be news that has happened recently, it could be a feature discussion. Whatever you intend to write in the Buzz, show me in your application.
The freelance section of the Buzz is an eventful place this week, and I urge you all to scroll down that little bit further to read what they have to offer. RatFaceRay continues his comics, which I must say get weirder by the week... But it is new contributors who bring the excitement to this section of the paper. FlameS gives the result of his recent survey and gives out the Buzz Freelance Awards of 2012.
Oh and ShyGuy explains his competition with a small prize of 1,000 points so thank you to him for his generous donation. Good luck to you all in that contest, it isn't easy!
Enjoy the read, have a great week.
Gangsters Sanctuary vs The Sacred Empire
On Wednesday we saw a simultaneous attack carried out on The Sacred Empire and their sub-crew Bushido by Gangsters Sanctuary, continuing their ongoing feud. We got in touch with those involved to find out a little more.
"There's an App for that" is the popular tag line of a rather well known type of fruit, and technology giant. Executor takes a look into whether or not Bootleggers should consider becoming the next addition to the App Store.
The Weekly Flash will feature all the week's news that we have been unable to feature!
Here are this week's main stories:
Crew Cosa Nostra were suspended for not paying their crew tax. Cosa Nostra Boss NightLight confirmed that only “2 or 3” of their members were paying taxes. The crew is currently for sale for 3,000 points.
Fallen Heroes replace Bushido on the Statistics. Fallen Heroes' Wraak told the Buzz, "it's a tribute crew to TDA and IG. Just players from prior resets, joined together again." The crew name was 'Eminem' for a short while prior to being changed to Fallen Heroes.
Crumbo wins $100,000,000 on slots. The biggest casino win of Round 7 so far. Crumbo says, "I start with bets around 40k or 50k depends on the Slots Max and on his Wealth, if the slots didn't give anything for more than 30 to 50 bets i start raising. Also I do high bets like 500k+ when I am angry. Busted many Slots, and also lost loads. You won't be lucky all the time."
Croatoan becomes the second Respectable Don of Round 7, only to be shot within 24 hours.
The current average bullet price is $52.44444... per bullet. Down $0.22223 per bullet from last week.
The Golden Barrel – 1,000 points
ShyGuy sponsors a contest to find the Golden Barrel, with a prize of 1000 points. It's not going to be easy to win though. Good luck all.