naive, simplistic, and superficial.
"their entirely predictable and usually jejune opinions"
(of ideas or writings) dry and uninteresting.
"the poem seems to me rather jejune"
early 17th century: from Latin jejunus ‘fasting, barren’. The original sense was ‘without food’, hence ‘not intellectually nourishing’.
From the Urban Dictionary:
The worst word in the English language, jejune just bleeds pomposity and snobbery. If you seriously use jejune in a sentence you a) are automatically an a§§hole and b) should be slapped across the mouth.
"I detected a jejune air that had not irked me before."- Brideshead Revisited
by Lord Sebastian February 24, 2014
Looking for information about alliance land claims? Browse the Broken Lands Alliance Land Claim Map.
For information regarding all alliance land claims made in the Broken Lands thus far, please consult the forum here.
Notable Forum Quotes In Support of Land Claims:
"Land claims are cool and interesting, but you have to have the power, the reputation or both to keep it up. From my very personal point of view, I really like the idea of claiming parts of the land... my guess is, those claims might indeed work! And my best wishes to the alliances. But they are walking a very thin red line and will need all their diplomacy to be successful. " -- Hora, Consul, [VIC] 14 May 2015 at 20:25
"I'll be honest, I expected a lot more drama from the land claims. But most of what I have seen ... has been pretty civil. All the conversations and negotiations I have been privy to were fair. I expected escalation, and I probably ought to apologize to SIN for thinking this was merely a gambit to give excuse for war. They seem to be acting reasonably alongside those who were already living in their area." -- Solanar [EE] 1 Jun 2015 at 19:25
"if land claims cause tension and competition and increases numbers of active player i am all for it." -- Twilights, [vCrow] 16 May 2015 at 22:00
"i personally dont get 'oh i going to war against land claim alliances' or the hostility against them...i say yes to the land claims cause they saving our game!" -- Twilights, [vCrow] 12 Jun 2015 at 14:42
"I am pro-land claim when the alliance is already the prevalent power in an area." - Jane Darkmagic, Rook, [mCrow] 13 Jun, 2015 04:57
[18:41]<Jane DarkMagic> i started out anti-land claim, then i heard ajq's arguments and now i'm pro land claim.
[18:41]<Berde> Same for me. He literally drove me to it.
"I see these claims as pre-emptively defusing many conflicts that frustrate even peaceful alliances in Elgea. If eCrow had any inclination to cluster tightly in Chulbran, I believe we would have considered the same approach." Brandmeister, Raven [eCrow] 17 May 2015 at 20:5
19 Jun, 2015 [13:28]<Berde> Honestly, aj, you've persuaded me to support land claims when I was very devoutly against them before. So, congrats on that.
"Illy is not the United Nations. There are no formal rules when it comes to an alliance claiming an area." -- Captain Kindly, Rook [HUGcr] 21 May 2015 at 01:27
"I don't see anything wrong with claiming territory. It's the natural extension of the game. Just because it hasn't been done much in the past doesn't mean it's wrong. (As long as folks make it very public and don't abuse newbies)." -- Kumomoto, Director, [H?] 29 May 2015 at 04:04
"Claiming land should not be controversial but it is. That controversy comes from the past. Perhaps this new frontier will bring a new perspective and TBL will put an end to the controversy." -- Bonfyr Verboo, Uterque, [TVM] 14 May 2015 at 02:27
"Land claims are available to all players equally. They must simply have the force to back it up, just like they must have for the 10 square land claim. That force can take many forms." -- Veneke [RE] 1 Jun 2015 at 8:01
"This is a huge boon for any alliance regardless of its focus ... It is simply the case that the Broken Lands folks that this topic relates to, many of whom enjoy conflict and the military side of the game, would prefer to take a more direct approach to safeguarding future expansion sites, and perhaps ruffling feathers for the sake of it." -- Shûl-nak, [B¦B] 17 May 2015 at 05:54
"I think the claiming of a parcel of territory by an alliance makes complete sense. No rule against it, no rule for it. Works in a sandbox." -- Janders, [WoT] 19 May 2015 at 00:56
"I don't see anything wrong with land claims. Broken Lands isn't Elgea ... If there's justification and good reason towards a land claim and you act appropriately with it, what is there to complain about?" -- Jax, Earl [Hansa] 29 May 2015 at 04:25
"I call it world diplomacy game. Warfare is a part of it. Land grab/res grab is a part of it. Although pretty small. Trade is a part of it. You could call nation building a part of it as well. I think what would be really interesting to see is what would happen if alliances could claim huge swaths of territory and actually gain something from it." -- DeathDealer89 (T-O) 11 Nov 2013 at 05:17
Have nothing better to do with your life? Read ajqtrz's forum thread, "Are Land Claims Bad For Illy?"
"By trying to force people not to make land claims, you are in essence trying to tell them to play the way you want them to. I want a free sandbox too, but I want to use my rules and not your's. I'm not going to call people who disagree with me bullies." - Jane Darkmagic, Rook, [mCrow] 29 May 2015 at 04:53
"it's an emotionally charged word that tries to put the other side of an argument on the defensive. it says, as i have said before, much more about the player using it than about the cause s/he finds offensive. Calling something "bullying" is an attempt to short-circuit the entire discussion of whether or not a particular use of power is right or wrong and go directly to the emotional outrage. i don't know what precipitated all this, and i've very little interest in learning, but i've spent enough time in the game to be suspicious of anyone who wants to start a discussion with a conclusion." -- Angrim [eCrow]
"Serious violations of the laws of war can only be committed in real-life. A person cannot commit a war crime simply by playing a video game." -- International Comittee of the Red Cross (props Völsung for sourcing this).
Historical Land Claims:
- StA lays claim to Farra Island: 17 Oct 2010 at 03:56
- The Mal Motshans claim Mal Motsha and force other players to "join or die." 20 Nov 2010.
- Dlords Claiming of Space for Home: 5 Jan 2011 at 06:48
- DARK Empire land claim, 2012.
- Demdigs' start of a land claim forum thread, 2012.
Want to research my complete player history? Check out my old profile here. And my old alt profile Eraisuithon here.
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