|“ i dont drink, smoke, swear or have sex, i am a virgin who loves god ”|
(Shouted by Lonestar on #usa-chat)
|“ As just just a small child, I sat in front of my screen.. watching Lonestar tear down walls. Dreaming someday maybe.. I could be a big strong soldier too.. ”|
Lonestar ( Day 12 of the New World ) is one of the oldest and strongest citizens of the eWorld, since December 2010 it is controlled by a newer citizen, a player that before he changed accounts had was playing under the name Riku von Drake. Since the account change, Lonestar is known for his high activity on the Swedish forum and his ability to get people involved and his long carrier in The Swedish Military.
The first stumbling months
|“ Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away! ”|
(Shouted by Lonestar on #euk)
Like most new players were the first months very interesting and amusing, ignore however day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5 and day 6. Lonestar didn't at all played during these day, the game was in fact completely forgotten, but on the seventh day, he was however forced back into the game by the person who had recruited him, then the Party President and founder of Sweden's largest opposition party, FRONT, a incredibly wealthy player called icehacker. He forced the Lonestar into FRONT and since Lonestar was a bit half-interested in the game, and needed something to do, he got himself involved in party politics and also candidated for Congress. But he wasn't elected, he ran in the Bohus, but an MSAP member who had the same number of votes was elected because that player had more experience points than Lonestar. After another month of activity and many published articles, Lonestar candidated for Congress again, this time he wasn't elected either he was going in when it was 10 minutes left but MSAP coordinated in Radsoc. It is possible that Lonestar's hatred of vote coordination has its origin in that election, because after this month, Lonestar has been a totally against vote coordination, and has opposed in every possible context.
A fresh start
After the election was Lonestar's interest in politics is very low, he thought about getting involved in something else and try to see the world outside Sweden. After having had contact with a Canadian friend who he met on IRC, he chose to enlist in the international private military Ultor Corporation. Lonestar was immediately thrown into conflict between Greece and Turkey where Ultor had been hired by Greece to just do lots of damage. In that war served the Lonestar a lot of money when his Swedish mentor, the plasma was a large number of weapons business that made him easily could get hold of cheap weapons while he charged Ultor to normal. Lonestar planned to leave Ultor after the group's contract with Greece ended. Turkey had expressed interest in the Group and Lonestar was one ATLANTIS (an alliance such as Greece and Sweden belonged) supporters, who during that time was at war with PEACE GC (such as Turkey and others to hear).
With money in his pocket, a little more experience and a lot of new knowledge about the military module, Lonestar returned to Sweden. He was quite tired of FRONT and icehackers company politics so Lonestar chose to test new areas and joined Flashback Sweden. He involved himself in politics just as he had done in FRONT and noticed a big difference, in Flashback Sweden there were no rules or opinions that were written in stone. All members could think and do whatever they wanted as long as they were working for a better Sweden, a policy that Lonestar loved since he was more free-thinking and innovative than most of the member of Flashback Sweden.
Starting a Company
After a few days he met Crazyrfrog11, according to Lonestar, a really nice guy, Crazyfrog11 had a few thoughts on how the game could be fun, so he told Lonestar that companies were a pure gold mine. Said and done, Lonestar, Crazyfrog11 and one other friend to Lonestar that he got to know in FRONT, thaboss, started two weapon companies. The companies were really a pure gold mine, Lonestar got responsible for managing the company when the others realized how good he was with business and economics. Entrepreneurship went wonderful and after a few months the business empire with over 10 companies were valued at more than 700 gold.
The Swedish Military
Lonestar had signed up for the Swedish armed forces when he came home from his travels abroad, since he had more experiance than most others who had played just as long, he got a direct ticket to the better part of the armed forces and were placed in Pluton Wolf. As the weakest and youngest member, he was helped by one of the older members in the Platoon named Dirty Harry, who then became one of Lonestar's closest friends. Dirty Harry helped Lonestar with most things, he showed him how to act in the Armed Forces, whom to ask to get supplies and how you knew how much money you could ask for from the military. The Pluton Wolf were created by Platoon leader Graytuna and his deputy Gotalejon, these two had become more and more inactive, so Lonestar talked around alittle among his platoon friends and then did a poll if he was trusted to take over command of the platoon. Graytuna wrote a post three days after the thread was started, and apologized for his inactive and appointed Lonestar as his successor. The outcome of the vote was 29 for Lonestar to take over, 1 blank vote and 0 against, the leaders of the Swedish Military agreed that Lonestar could take over command as Platoon leader. Lonestar thanked for the trust and made Dirty Harry and Alexmedh as his deputies, Alexmedh had become something of Lonestar's wingman and Dirty Harry was one of Lonestar's mentors.
Lonestar as Platoon leader
The first change that Lonestar did was to place all 30 platoon soldiers in groups of ten with a leader in each group. Lonestar was the officer in Group 1, Dirty Harry in group 2 and Alexmedh in group 3. Then he donated three of his own weaponcompanies to platoon and put all the soldiers to work in firms while he took care of business. The soldiers were working for low pay and the weapons that were manufactured were sold and the money spent on raw materials, the weapons that were left over were distributed to soldiers. For over 12 months Lonestar was the platoon leader, during that time he managed to make it to the Armed Forces' most effective platoon, create a training squad named Rikus Puppies and a veteran squad called the Lonestar Wolves, in the end he was asked by President Rydekull if he wanted to serve in his government as Deputy Minister of Defence. Lonestar had after all the time he spent in the military become very interested in politics and chose to say yes and felt extremely excited about this new part of eRepublik.
A career in politics
As Deputy Minister of Defence Lonestar was involved in almost all of the offensive and operations that the Swedish Military were involved in, he was extremely interested and quickly learned how the military module worked. While Lonestar was the Deputy Minister of Defence, he was also in the Swedish Defence Management and gained access to the Swedish Militarys Headquarters were plans were discussed and Sweden offensive against other countries took shape. After a month's time as Deputy Minister of Defence Lonestar was asked to become the Commander of the Swedish Army, responsible for the entire Swedish Military and all of the soldiers. During this period he developed the military so that it just became like the Pluton Wolf and the Swedish Military flourished. In addition, he sent a recruit ment messages to more than 2000 Swedes and the armed forces received hundreds of new players and this started the golden age in the Swedish Military. It became larger than ever before with hundredes of active combatant, the leaders was talented, full of knowledge and really wanted to do the best with the armed forces The Minister of Defence was ThomasP87, one of Lonestar's Closest Friend, Deputy Minister of Defence was the Kongo Ogbi and the Supreme Commander were Lonestar, for over three months (longer than any other leaders in Swedish history was active) were friends together, loads of foreign regions were conquered and hundreds of new players were recruited to the Armed Forces.
Trolls and the U.S.
But all didn't appreciate how Lonestar and his friends quickly succeded and one of Lonestar's arch enemies , neppons, wrote together with eight other players a farewell letter in which they said good bye to the armed forces. The reason was that Lonestar had organized an anti-PTO group, when Sweden was threatened by the Serbs who wanted to take over the country. One of the members of the group had made a U-turn and become a congressman and didn't quit, and neppons blamed Lonestar. All in all, they took a small problem that had nothing to do with Lonestar and made it to a huge problem. Lonestar took the bull by the horns and sent in his resignation to the President (Dandersson), Dandersson threw it, however, into the trash and then summoned all who had signed with neppons. All but two got convinced that it was wrong, most didn't even know that they had signed and immediately removed their names from the article. Lonestar continued as the Supreme Commander but he decline to continue for another month when Dandersson didn't want to contine as President. He chose to put Alexmedh as platoon leader at Pluton Wolf and Nattzor as his successor as Supreme Commander. Then he did something that suprised many and moved to the U.S. and signed up with the United States Marine Corps with one of his closest friend from Croatia, HisAirness.
Semper Fidelis and the United States Marine Corps
|“ It's not possible for me to go back in life, and start all over again, but for me and for everyone else, it's possible to start today and make a new ending! ”|
(Shouted by Lonestar on #erepublik.se)