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NationStates: N-Day 8: Half-Life Every Half-Year


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In this life, only three things can be certain: death, taxes, and the imminent threat of Nuclear Apocalypse. For the first time in NS history, the (now biannual) N-Day will occur in February. Less than 72 hours remain until the wurld goes up in a nuclear ball of flame. Grab your lead umbrellas, throw some popcorn kernels in the nuclear reactor, and join us for the 8th run of an iconic NS event!

Faction registration and the Vault 41 forum have been opened.

The missiles fly in:

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Read about the aftermath of the previous N-Day here. Will the Horsemen of the Apocalypse sweep the competition yet again? Or will a new champion arise from the ashes? Mere days remain.

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We all love a feel-good story about a group of misfit underdogs rising up to best the seemingly all-powerful antagonist through the power of friendship and teamwork. It leaves you with a warm glow in your heart, reassuring you that all is just and fair in the wurld.

This year's N-Day was not one of those stories. Instead, reigning champions Horsemen of the Apocalypse crushed the second largest faction in a one-sided massacre, effectively winning the event by the 9th hour. The rest of the event was devoted to factions feasting on the corpse of Potato Alliance, which ended the event with an astounding seven figures of radiation.

Congratulations to the winner of the event, HotA, which secured its fourth N-Day victory with a record-breaking 1.6 million score. The top 10 factions are listed below.

  Faction Score Nations Region
1. Horsemen of the Apocalypse/images/flags/uploads/rflags/belisa__634496.png 1,652,905 13,133 Nations Belisa
2. Horsemen of the Apocalypse II/images/flags/uploads/rflags/lily__663767.gif 21,731 20 Nations Lily
3. Horsemen of the Apocalypse III/images/flags/uploads/rflags/hell__881681.png 21,671 9 Nations Hell
4. Second Best Test 2 18,207 10 Nations Two
5. The Minotaurs 2/images/flags/uploads/rflags/the_labyrinth__146953.png 13,084 38 Nations The Labyrinth
6. Shambhala Strategic Javelin Command/images/flags/uploads/rflags/fodlan__762265.png 10,596 10 Nations Fodlan
7. The_Minotaurs/images/flags/uploads/rflags/atlantiso__122165.png 7,734 0 Nations Atlantiso
8. Lego 6,954 5 Nations Indonesia Nusantara
9. AMAZEING/images/flags/uploads/rflags/casagrande__681021.jpg 6,838 58 Nations Casagrande
10. Yourself/images/flags/uploads/rflags/confederation_of_corrupt_dictators__175666.png 6,532 26 Nations Confederation of Corrupt Dictators

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Highest Scores Per Nation (min 10 nations):

Faction Score Score Per Nation Region
Second Best Test 2 18,207 1,820.7 Two
Horsemen of the Apocalypse II 21,731 1,086.5 Lily
Shambhala Strategic Javelin Command 10,596 1,059.6 Fodlan
Stellamare Compact 3,491 349.1 Astral Sea
The Minotaurs 2 13,084 344.3 The Labyrinth
Chess Players 4,249 265.6 Chess Players
Yourself 6,532 251.2 Confederation of Corrupt Dictators
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1,652,905 125.9 Belisa
AMAZEING 6,838 117.9 Casagrande
Horsemen of the Apocalypse IV 5,676 45.0 Children of the Grave

For the number-enthusiasts among you, here are the glubal stats for this N-Day:

  • 971 factions were created.

  • 46,576 nations joined a faction.

  • 5,054,680 nukes were targeted.

  • 4,616,014 nukes were launched.

  • 1,665,637 nukes were shot down.

  • 2,951,117 strikes occurred for 2,416,622 radiation.

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