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.
|1.||Horsemen of the Apocalypse||444,575||8,748 Nations||Underworld|
|2.||Anime Nations Against Liberals||45,482||4,545 Nations||Anime Nations Against Liberals|
|3.||Potato Alliance||36,335||6,815 Nations||The Potato Alliance|
|4.||The Minotaurs||12,028||140 Nations||The Labyrinth|
|5.||not austria?!?||6,969||8 Nations||Not Austrian Puppet Storage|
|6.||A Walk in the Park||6,601||70 Nations||Go West|
|7.||The Final Frontier||5,556||158 Nations||Equity|
|8.||you MAD bro?||5,107||2 Nations||East Iceland|
|9.||Anna's Secret Nuclear Bunker||4,681||20 Nations||Fodlan|
|10.||De-Escalation Forces||4,165||18 Nations||SEVENUP|
Highest Scores Per Nation (min 10 nations):
|Faction||Region||Score||Score Per Nation|
|Anna's Secret Nuclear Bunker||Fodlan||4,681||234.1|
|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|
|The Sliding Legion||The Slide Countries||1,898||61.2|
|Horsemen of the Apocalypse||Underworld||444,575||50.8|
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!