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The History of the IRON Gaming Community


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Roots of the IRON Community

The IRON Gaming Community was born in an online nation simulation game called Cyber Nations. From the Cyber Nations website: "Cyber Nations is a free persistent browser-based nation simulation game. Create a nation anywhere in the world and decide how you will rule your people by choosing a government type, a national religion, ethnicity, tax rate, currency type, and more in this geo-political nation simulator. Build your empire by purchasing infrastructure to support your citizens, land to expand your borders, technology to increase your nation's effectiveness, military to defend your interests, and develop national improvements and wonders to build your nation according to your choosing."

The alliance known as the Independent Republic of Orange Nations (IRON) was initially founded on March 16th, 2006 under the name of "The OD Alliance". The name was changed to the Independent Republic of Orange Nations when the first ruling body (IRON Council) decided to move the alliance to the Orange color sphere in Cyber Nations and IRON formally announced our existence to the Cyber Nations world on April 28th, 2006.

The Independent Republic of Orange Nations (IRON) has been one of the premier alliances in Cyber Nations world since our founding. We are one of the longest tenured alliances in the game and have consistently been one of the top sanctioned alliances (including several stays at #1). IRON is well known in Cyber Nations for our economic (nation building) and military prowess.

The IRON Community is demographically diverse made up of gamers of all ages with an average age between 18-30.There are large player representations from Canada, Europe, and the United States as well as members located in several other countries around the world.

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Senpai

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That was very well writtten, and quite an interesting read.. :)

 

Which other games is this alliance active in? Did you ever think you guys would grow thisbig? Who, in your opinion, was the best president of the alliance since it's inception? Is he/she still around? Did there ever come a time when you thought the alliance was gonna break?  How did you endure?


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That was very well writtten, and quite an interesting read.. :)

 

Which other games is this alliance active in? Did you ever think you guys would grow thisbig? Who, in your opinion, was the best president of the alliance since it's inception? Is he/she still around? Did there ever come a time when you thought the alliance was gonna break?  How did you endure?

 

You should read the IRON timeline if you are so interested in their history, it was very well put together and included input from some of the founders.


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Is there any timeline of IRON community? So we learn how it evolved...



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Is there any timeline of IRON community? So we learn how it evolved...

 

for the most part there's no such thing. just an attempt at creating one.



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Sister Midnight

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Dang!  Keep writing, this is great!


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Sister Midnight has been Baptized in Fire and Blood and emerged as IRON!

The people of Antropomorphica join their leaders in welcoming the discovery of this previously unknown colony of Secor in the wilds of South America. They organised an airdrop of money and soldiers to protect this fledgling state as it undergoes construction (I mean... 1k infra at day 1 guys... come on!).

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Shan Revan

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There is this, which is essentially an edited version of a history I wrote, it only really covers the first couple of years though.

http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_the_Independent_Republic_of_Orange_Nations

 

I think there was a semi-updated version that went up to about 2010 or so buried somewhere on these forums, but someone else will have to do the digging 



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Shan, you rock the house!  :wub:


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Sister Midnight has been Baptized in Fire and Blood and emerged as IRON!

The people of Antropomorphica join their leaders in welcoming the discovery of this previously unknown colony of Secor in the wilds of South America. They organised an airdrop of money and soldiers to protect this fledgling state as it undergoes construction (I mean... 1k infra at day 1 guys... come on!).

(@)#(@)
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8========D ~~

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It should be in the Library or thereabout... Pretty sure CJ did a timeline with important events etc etc


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There is this, which is essentially an edited version of a history I wrote, it only really covers the first couple of years though.

http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_the_Independent_Republic_of_Orange_Nations

 

I think there was a semi-updated version that went up to about 2010 or so buried somewhere on these forums, but someone else will have to do the digging 

um why are you still in NG plz



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00:48 Fernando[IRON] � I will refer to you as Supreme Overlord Guru Samus

Only I have the baptismal power.

Samus because of your dedicated service to IRON; your high casualty count and aid given your fellow IRONers. I hear by baptize ye in Fire and blood. You rise as IRON!

You may now wear proudly in your Sig "I have been Baptized in Fire and Blood and emerged as IRON."

18:28 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • I'm only afraid of Master Samus.
18:28 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • All powerful root admin
18:29 @onbekende • wussie
18:29 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • he can make you disappear. I've seen it

 

MVP(Mod’s Choice)= Master Samus; I think Master Samus played amazingly for a guy who claims it was his second only mafia game. He never led the town on him and that’s why he deserves this award. He was impressive in manipulating the town that led to the ultimate mafia victory.
 
Player of Mafia; Master Samus/emudevelopment (shared); I think both were instrumental in the town’s defeat. Both were manipulative and deceptive. They clearly came out as pro-town and looked like de-facto town leaders. They led the lynch wagon w/o anyone uncovering their true motives.

Samus, you should be proud that you've helped make an environment where people feel safe enough to share their experiences.


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It's all given here: http://ironcentral.org/community/forum/492-the-unabridged-history-of-iron/

Not sure if you guys can see it.

Btw, Join us in Discord! https://discordapp.com/invite/0Yp1HQzQMHJg14QM

You just need to click the link. It's a web based chat client, much more active than IRC.

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Theophilos

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It's all given here: http://ironcentral.org/community/forum/492-the-unabridged-history-of-iron/

Not sure if you guys can see it.

Btw, Join us in Discord! https://discordapp.com/invite/0Yp1HQzQMHJg14QM

You just need to click the link. It's a web based chat client, much more active than IRC.

 

Fermion, pretty sure "diplomat" masks can't access that ;)


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Partout où nécessité fait loi

 

Quodsi ea mihi maxime inpenderet tamen hoc animo fui semper, ut invidiam virtute partam gloriam, non invidiam putarem

 

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Oh. I thought the Patres Conscripti mask would give you access.

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Theophilos

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Oh. I thought the Patres Conscripti mask would give you access.

 

That's a very good suggestion! :)


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Partout où nécessité fait loi

 

Quodsi ea mihi maxime inpenderet tamen hoc animo fui semper, ut invidiam virtute partam gloriam, non invidiam putarem

 

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Pitched it to the council. You guys should have access soon :D

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It's all given here: http://ironcentral.org/community/forum/492-the-unabridged-history-of-iron/

Not sure if you guys can see it.

Btw, Join us in Discord! https://discordapp.com/invite/0Yp1HQzQMHJg14QM

You just need to click the link. It's a web based chat client, much more active than IRC.

 

Fermion, pretty sure "diplomat" masks can't access that ;)

 

Guests/Diplomats can see it now



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00:48 Fernando[IRON] � I will refer to you as Supreme Overlord Guru Samus

Only I have the baptismal power.

Samus because of your dedicated service to IRON; your high casualty count and aid given your fellow IRONers. I hear by baptize ye in Fire and blood. You rise as IRON!

You may now wear proudly in your Sig "I have been Baptized in Fire and Blood and emerged as IRON."

18:28 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • I'm only afraid of Master Samus.
18:28 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • All powerful root admin
18:29 @onbekende • wussie
18:29 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • he can make you disappear. I've seen it

 

MVP(Mod’s Choice)= Master Samus; I think Master Samus played amazingly for a guy who claims it was his second only mafia game. He never led the town on him and that’s why he deserves this award. He was impressive in manipulating the town that led to the ultimate mafia victory.
 
Player of Mafia; Master Samus/emudevelopment (shared); I think both were instrumental in the town’s defeat. Both were manipulative and deceptive. They clearly came out as pro-town and looked like de-facto town leaders. They led the lynch wagon w/o anyone uncovering their true motives.

Samus, you should be proud that you've helped make an environment where people feel safe enough to share their experiences.


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Sister Midnight

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It's all given here: http://ironcentral.org/community/forum/492-the-unabridged-history-of-iron/
Not sure if you guys can see it.
Btw, Join us in Discord! https://discordapp.com/invite/0Yp1HQzQMHJg14QM
You just need to click the link. It's a web based chat client, much more active than IRC.
Nope, can't get to the first link.


Fermion, pretty sure "diplomat" masks can't access that ;)


Guests/Diplomats can see it now

I can't see it.

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( @ )( @ ) The official salute from women in the great, nudist nation of Secor. I'm naked and very excited to be here.

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The Supercalifragalisticexpealadocious Award

"This award was custom made for a special person. Its gleam reflects the endearment of the people that she leads. Awarded to the IRON Maiden, Sister Midnight."

~~A partner in Blade's crimes~~

Nukes taken for IRON since restarting on 6/10/2016: 62.

Sister Midnight has been Baptized in Fire and Blood and emerged as IRON!

The people of Antropomorphica join their leaders in welcoming the discovery of this previously unknown colony of Secor in the wilds of South America. They organised an airdrop of money and soldiers to protect this fledgling state as it undergoes construction (I mean... 1k infra at day 1 guys... come on!).

(@)#(@)
_ # _
_ # _
_ # _
8========D ~~

from our leaders to yours.


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Shan Revan

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Nor I

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Samus

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both should be able to now



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00:48 Fernando[IRON] � I will refer to you as Supreme Overlord Guru Samus

Only I have the baptismal power.

Samus because of your dedicated service to IRON; your high casualty count and aid given your fellow IRONers. I hear by baptize ye in Fire and blood. You rise as IRON!

You may now wear proudly in your Sig "I have been Baptized in Fire and Blood and emerged as IRON."

18:28 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • I'm only afraid of Master Samus.
18:28 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • All powerful root admin
18:29 @onbekende • wussie
18:29 %FinsterBaby[IRON] • he can make you disappear. I've seen it

 

MVP(Mod’s Choice)= Master Samus; I think Master Samus played amazingly for a guy who claims it was his second only mafia game. He never led the town on him and that’s why he deserves this award. He was impressive in manipulating the town that led to the ultimate mafia victory.
 
Player of Mafia; Master Samus/emudevelopment (shared); I think both were instrumental in the town’s defeat. Both were manipulative and deceptive. They clearly came out as pro-town and looked like de-facto town leaders. They led the lynch wagon w/o anyone uncovering their true motives.

Samus, you should be proud that you've helped make an environment where people feel safe enough to share their experiences.


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Shan Revan

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Ah yeah. now it works and I remember how much of a pain that was to make with everyone, and that's only 4 years of history. It needs a whole 6 years of updates! I don't envy anyone who ever decides to do that job.



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