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N-Day7: The Cleanup

by Max Barry
Sun, 25 Sep 2022

The more things change, the more they stay the same, Momma told me, earlier today, while playing N-Day. She was pissed because her Faction was getting pancaked by Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

It was different, this year, with a genuine atomic contest, but also the same, with the ultimate victors being once again those apocalyptic Horsemen.

From our roving reporter United Calanworie:

After the show of force last year from the Horsemen, it was no surprise when they ultimately dominated N-Day7. While it was not a surprise this year, it was certainly more hard-fought. The battle between Horsemen and Potato Alliance was legendary, and certainly one for the history books. Their forces clashed many times, firing nukes in waves, rather than in staggered numbers, causing overwhelming damage to both factions. Potato Alliance took the brunt of these attacks, however, falling to dead last in the rankings multiple times throughout the event, making it all the more impressive that they finished third. Unsurprisingly, their strong third place finish is due to the fact that they led the world in shield usage, intercepting a grand total of 710,140 nuclear weapons before they could land on their targets, outclassing their closest competitor (HoTA) by nearly three hundred thousand intercepts. Nation distribution across factions was also significantly more even this year, with five factions having over 1,000 nations in them, as opposed to last year's three. This likely helped even the scales and create a closer competition this year. In the end though, the Horsemen won, beating out the second-place faction Anime Nations Against Liberals by nearly ten times their score, with a final tally of 444,575. Congratulations to the victors, and best of luck to the hazmat teams now responsible for decontaminating the world overnight.

Final scoreboard:

FactionScoreNationsRegion
1.Horsemen of the ApocalypseFlag444,5758,748 NationsUnderworld
2.Anime Nations Against LiberalsFlag45,4824,545 NationsAnime Nations Against Liberals
3.Potato AllianceFlag36,3356,815 NationsThe Potato Alliance
4.The MinotaursFlag12,028140 NationsThe Labyrinth
5.not austria?!?Flag6,9698 NationsNot Austrian Puppet Storage
6.A Walk in the ParkFlag6,60170 NationsGo West
7.The Final FrontierFlag5,556158 NationsEquity
8.you MAD bro?Flag5,1072 NationsEast Iceland
9.Anna's Secret Nuclear BunkerFlag4,68120 NationsFodlan
10.De-Escalation ForcesFlag4,16518 NationsSEVENUP

Highest Scores Per Nation (min 10 nations):

FactionRegionScoreScore Per Nation
Anna's Secret Nuclear Bunker Fodlan 4,681 234.1
De-Escalation Forces SEVENUP 4,165 231.4
The Nuclear AOE The Alliance of Eros 1,556 155.6
Stellamare Compact Astral Sea 2,360 147.5
West Atlantic Nuclear Treaty West Atlantic Organization 955 95.5
A Walk in the Park Go West 6,601 94.3
The Minotaurs The Labyrinth 12,028 85.9
Palatine Palatine 2,078 79.9
The Sliding Legion The Slide Countries 1,898 61.2
Horsemen of the Apocalypse Underworld 444,575 50.8

Global stats:

  • 833 factions were created.

  • 37965 nations joined a faction.

  • 4,511,089 nukes were targeted.

  • 3,852,554 nukes were launched.

  • 2,226,205 nukes were shot down.

  • 1,627,430 strikes occurred for 1,358,453 radiation.

This is fewer strikes than normal but way more of everything else, largely because of a defensive masterclass from Potato Alliance.

A special shoutout to our servers, too, which also get nuked every N-Day, but keep ticking along. Our load stats, that's the real destruction.

Thank you for participating in N-Day7!