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  1. argonian

    New 8.0 CT

    v cool build i just hope the render distance lets me see any of it lol
  2. "yeah i was totally gonna flip the **** out at that guy but urasept caught a typo in my VA, so here i am"
  3. you're welcome gamers go get 'em!
  4. having no poll wouldnt have magically made us not prefer 1.8 you know would've just made it easier for llir to lie and malign "spam clickers" as a vocal minority; not that he hasn't still tried to do exactly that
  5. lol I figured as much. Literal shill throwing insults around all thread because he couldn't handle the criticism to his buddy's project, and then he recoils when I finally insult him back. What a guy.
  6. Enjoying tedious and repetitive tasks does. Now would you like to tell me where in a furnace's UI it tells you you need to use a hammer? Or did you just get told that and now you're acting like it's so obviously apparent, because making weird IQ flexes in defense of shitty UI is better than just not being a contrarian?
  7. being some autist who loves tedium doesn't make you smart doesn't change the fact that the UI is terrible, doesn't show you what to do, and lies about what the error/problem is
  8. "you're meant to magically know what all the UI **** means despite it just being a bunch of glass panes and big Xs, and you're meant to magically know to hit each of our 20 different kinds of crafting table with multiple different tools depending on what stage of the process you're at, and you better know how to craft each and every tool" yeah no **** there are recipe things there now, so if you run around for 5 mins, collect the free tools, and read z3mos' 13 point guide guide, you have some idea of how to go about the tedium that's about to await you. but it's still far too much hassle even now, and on the real map you won't have free tools handed to you in a nice little spot where all the recipes are up hanging. good luck keeping new players when the first thing you send them is a 20 point guide explaining how to get stone and then copper, and btw noob you better unlearn all your instincts and knowledge of the game, because despite the fact that the item u right click a crafting table is completely irrelevant everywhere else on minecraft, here you had better use the exactly the right tool for this exact phase of the process--and if you didn't bring a bucket because you didn't realise you'd need one for whatever insane reason they added that requirement for, you're SOL!
  9. major complaints about nexus: too grindy too opaque for new players too much hassle to do the most basic of tasks too many crafting tables to run between major complaints about vortex: ... see above do you people never learn from your mistakes
  10. Amicus Brief 1. Elections occur automatically upon the summoning of the Diet by the Crown, with Civil Affairs only administering and not calling the election. As the Crown is a higher authority than the Secretary, the latter may not cancel an election that the former has called, nor call a new one. Edict of Reform 1763: ‘The House of Commons, as the lower house of the Imperial Diet, shall be the chamber concerned with matters of active governance and shall sit when called to session by the Crown, through the expression of a national election, until such time as its dissolution by the Crown. It shall pass bills into acts by virtue of a simple majority. … The Crown, expressed in the person of His Imperial Majesty the Holy Orenian Emperor, is the linchpin of the reformed system. He shall call the Imperial Diet to session through a summons. In respect to the House of Commons, this is expressed through a national election.’ Amendment to the Edict of Reform 1773: ‘The House of Commons shall be comprised of twelve seats to be competed for in national elections when summoned by the Crown.’ Conventions on Government and the Legislature 1777: ‘Dissolution and summons It is the sole prerogative of the Emperor to dissolve the Imperial Diet and to summon a new one, both done through special public writs. There is no fixed time period for a Diet, which may last a varied amount of time depending on the particular needs of the legislature. Elections National elections to the House of Commons are called when the Emperor summons a new Imperial Diet.’ The first two cited documents are edicts of the Crown, beyond any reproach by the Legislature, the Cabinet or any authority whatsoever beneath His or Her Imperial Majesties. The third, while not law, is an analysis of the Empire’s constitution as penned by the late Viscount Rillsworth with the approval of the late Emperor. All three documents make it clear that it is the Crown, not the Ministry of Civil Affairs, that calls the election. As the Crown is the highest authority in the land, its laws and actions may not be abrogated, cancelled or hindered by lower authorities. Note that while the Cabinet may at times act on behalf of the Crown, the law is explicit here that with regards to the calling of elections, the Crown is ‘expressed in the person of His Imperial Majesty’, i.e His or Her Majesty must personally do it(through their summons). While the Secretary of Civil Affairs is tasked with the administration of elections once they have been called, the ability and duty to administer a thing does not imply the ability to cancel that thing at their discretion and postpone it for as long as one pleases. No one would consider it lawful for the Secretary to cancel the election indefinitely, or to cancel it last minute on a whim, and yet since the Secretary cited no legal source for His Excellency’s supposed right to cancel elections, and no legal limitations to its exercise, it could only be concluded that His Excellency can do just that, if this action under judicial review were lawful. Furthermore, when the Secretary closed the polling stations, indiscriminately threw out every cast ballot, and set a new election date, His Excellency effectively called a new election entirely. This is not a paused election re-starting, but an entirely new one. As the law establishes, only Their Imperial Majesties may call an election, and therefore this act was unlawful. For the reasons above, both the cancellation of the election and the calling for a new one were outside the lawful authority of the Secretary of Civil Affairs. Therefore, by virtue of the Leumont Principle, these acts must be considered to never have occurred. 2. Valid ballots are legally binding documents and therefore the Secretary of Civil Affairs has no lawful authority whatsoever to throw them out. Orenian Revised Code: ‘301.041 - Citizens of the nation shall maintain the right to suffrage in national elections.’ ‘604.011 - All citizens of the Holy Orenian Empire over the age of 18 who are registered to an address have the right to vote in national elections in the province of their residence.’ All citizens of the Empire, provided they are over 18 and registered to an address, have a right to vote in national elections. The right to suffrage implies not only a right to vote, but also a right to have their vote counted. This lawful right cannot be dismissed or denied to a citizen except by due process in accordance with the law. Further, ballots are legally binding documents, and therefore cannot be revoked of their legally binding character except by a court of law. As the Secretary of Civil Affairs is not a court of law, and cannot simply discard votes as His Excellency's pleasure. Now, one may be misled into believing Civil Affairs has this authority from their ability to discard fraudulent votes. However, this is because fraudulent ‘ballots’ are merely forgeries of legal documents, and are not legally binding themselves. The Secretary of Civil Affairs, per the Orenian Revised Code, has a duty to certify legal documents, and it is this duty that is exercised when fraudulent ballots are thrown out: Orenian Revised Code: ‘601.099 - The power to approve or deny the certification of any binding legal documents within the Holy Orenian Empire.’ However, this is not what happened in the act under judicial review. The Secretary had already certified the ballots and determined which were authentic and which were not, and then His Excellency threw out all of them without regard for their authenticity. This means the Secretary threw out ballots that were already determined as legitimate, and therefore were legally binding. Throwing out certified ballots was outside of His Excellency’s authority with regards to certification(as that duty/power ends once the ballot is certified), and it was the unlawful destruction of legally binding documents. Therefore, the discarding of valid ballots was outside of the Secretary’s legal authority and was also the unlawful destruction of legally binding ballots. Moreover, as these ballots are legally binding, it is required by law that the Secretary count them--something His Excellency has explicitly refused to do by discarding them. 3. Votes are contracts between the voter and Her Imperial Majesty’s Government, and may only be dismissed by a magistrate of the Emperor or mutual consent. The distinction of a vote as a contract may be understood in greater detail by reading it off the face of existing Orenian legal doctrine and social convention. The vote, or the promise of a filled ballot to count towards the election of a candidate, intentionally invokes a social convention whose purpose is to cause the voter to expect the promised performance. With the certification of a vote as valid by Civil Affairs, the Government incurs a contractual obligation to perform as they manifest for a promisee, the voter. This promise entails that the vote actually go towards the final results of the election, so that the voter’s say in it may be heard. As per §305.01, the basis of the vote-as-contract is not the promise of a counted vote. The basis of the contract is the consent of both parties to engage in a transaction of services--the service of casting a ballot in exchange for said ballot to be counted toward election. The contractual obligation of a vote is forward looking; the vote concerns realizing promised gains for the voter (in as much as representation in the Imperial Diet is a gain). The Government as contractual promisor must not just avoid harming her promisee on account of his reliance on the promise implied through the receipt of his ballot, but they must affirmatively vindicate her promisee’s expectations of performance. As per imperial law, these votes, as mutually and consensually engendered contracts between promisor and promisee, may only be nullified (that is, disregarded, invalidated, et al.) through the conventions stated in §305.05 - On Rescission and Nullity. That is, through mutual agreement of both parties or the decision of the Emperor and his magistrates of law. Therefore the Secretary of Civil Affairs, as representative of the Government’s side of the contract, may not unilaterally nullify the contract. The contract of vote, unless nullified by the legal means described above, must be fulfilled and the gain(i.e that the vote goes towards the final tally in the election results) must be realised, or Her Imperial Majesty’s Government has reneged on its contractual promise. Discarding a vote prevents its realisation and is clearly a breach of contract. As a final note, I reiterate that, according to the Leumont Principle: if any action of Civil Affairs is determined by the Court to have been unlawful, it must be considered to never have occurred at all. - Samuel T. Savoyard
  11. REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW SAMUEL T. SAVOYARD As Represented by HIMSELF DESIRES TO SEE THE LEGAL CONTEXT OF THE FOLLOWING REVIEWED The Ministry of Civil Affairs' early closure of polling stations, destruction of ballots, and cancelling and rescheduling of the election. ON THE BASIS OF THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLE(S), DOCTRINE(S), EDICT(S) OR ARTICLES OF LAW: The Council of State Edict of Establishment, as reinforced and clarified by the Pompourelian Reforms, grants the Secretary of Civil Affairs broad powers to administer elections. As per the ORC 601.094, the Secretary has "the duty to administer, freely, openly and fairly, all censuses, elections and voter registration on behalf of the Crown". What constitutes the fair administration of an election is not so legally clear however and, while the Secretary's powers in this regard are not clearly limited, the ORC 301.041 states that all citizens maintain the right to suffrage in national elections. This “right to suffrage” and “right to vote” heavily implies that there is a broader legal argument for how elections should be managed and run. It is the opinion of myself, as represented by myself, that the act of throwing out legally cast ballots in an election undermines these rights. If a citizen’s vote may be discarded by the Secretary at any time for any reason, in particular a vote that the Secretary has maintained as valid, this would infringe upon that right to suffrage. It is the belief of myself, as represented by myself, that the “right to suffrage” does not merely endow the citizen a right to vote, but for their vote to be counted. It is my client's belief that it places an undue burden on a citizen’s right to have their vote actually counted if they must be forced to vote repeatedly at the whim of the Secretary, unlimited by the law in his supposed capability to scrap all ballots, for their vote to be counted, even if their vote was maintained as valid by the Secretary himself. It is the opinion of myself, as represented by myself, that the Secretary's unprecedented move to cancel the election and indiscriminately throw out all the ballots that had to that point been cast unduly affected the right to suffrage of the citizens who had already voted, and compromised the fairness and integrity of the election. Not only has such an action no precedent in any past election, but it poses serious questions as to the fair administration of elections. If the Secretary can unilaterally cancel the election when he believes there is fraud, what's to stop him from cancelling the election at any time or for any reason he sees fit? Who is to hold him accountable to ensure that his reasons given for stopping the vote were truthful and lawful? It is the opinion of myself, as represented by myself, that this capability was not granted to the Secretary under the law, that the usage thereof constitutes an unfair and unfree administration of elections, contrary to the law's prescription, and that the Secretary being able to unilaterally cancel elections and throw out ballots violates the citizenry's right to suffrage, as their votes may be nullified at any time for any reason without due process. It is the conclusion of myself that the action of the Secretary is an overreach of a power that is not lawfully bestowed upon him, and which constitutes an unfair and therefore unlawful administration of elections. Furthermore, that the precedent of scrapping an election’s preliminary results undermines the process and the integrity of our legally entrenched system. Even where there has been alleged fraud, this does not grant the Secretary powers to throw out legal ballots and indeed we see no precedent for this prior to the current election. The party of Samuel T. Savoyard seeks to have the nullified ballots restored and the cancelled election resumed under the same conditions it was originally run under. Further, my client requests an injunction be made against the legal certification of the results of the election until this issue is resolved. YOURS HUMBLY, Samuel T. Savoyard
  12. Samuel the Savoyard would applaud Ostromir Carrion's efforts to keep Ruskan interference out of Orenian elections, if only he knew.
  13. THE JOSEPHITE PARTY The General Election for the 21st Imperial Diet, 1795 “For The Dignity Of Some” Continuing the legacy of violence. It wasn't terribly long ago, no, only in 1789 that two leaders of the Josephite Party and members of their Cabinet--Ostromir Carrion and Padraig O'Rourke--abducted, beaten, and left for dead a poor Dark Elven woman, for the sole crime of being aware of Ostromir's outrageous private behaviour. This woman, Tanith Vursur, witness to the foundation of the Orenian state itself, was horrendously abused and tortured as the Josephites sought to silence anyone aware of their crimes. Years of corrupt practices, abuse of power, electoral fraud, sexual immorality, the whole house of cards of Josephite crime was teetering on the brink of collapse. So they attempted the murder of this poor woman to cover up their crimes, and beat her so badly she suffered brain damage and permanent scarring. Luckily she survived, and with the help of friends she pieced together enough of a recollection of what happened, despite her amnesia, to speak out and tell her story. She had an army of witnesses, mountains of corroborating evidence, and her barbaric assailants had no alibi. A clear-cut case in anyone's eyes. But! Were they brought to justice? No! The Josephite Administration instructed the, what would you know, Josephite Ministry of Justice to leave Ostromir Carrion and Padraig O'Rourke completely off the hook. The entire Josephite Cabinet conspired to save these two villains for fear the entire party would collapse if their crimes were revealed. And so, despite having beaten a poor woman halfway to death, they were let off the hook, and the Josephites have continued their criminal enterprise to this day. I say this to you, the Orenian people: The Josephites speak of "The Dignity of All". Where was Tanith Vusur's dignity when the Josephites treated her in ways we'd consider unconscionable if done to a wild animal? Where was her dignity when she was left for dead, or when the Ministry of Justice refused to prosecute on her behalf? Where was the dignity of Orenian Law when the Josephite MoJ chose to ignore it instead of enforcing it against their own? They speak of the dignity of all, but they treat others with no dignity. They have no dignity in their own behaviour. They would see you beaten and left for dead if you crossed them too. If you wish for it to remain normal for Ministers and Members of the Commons to try to murder their constituents, then by all means vote Josephite. Otherwise, do your civic duty and vote them OUT of office. “Vote JOSEPHITE: For crime; for violence; for cronyism” ❈ Breaking the Silence ❈ An Open Letter to the Stahl-Elendil Ministry & The People of Oren - Holy Orenian Empire - The Lord Of The Craft - Samuel the Savoyard.
  14. "Yeah right, you cataracted old ****!" Samuel the Savoyard yells before being dragged away by men in trenchcoats, once again.
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