If you want to administrate Qpawn:
Qpawn is the oldest political sim on the net, it is currently
looking for a new administrator
So now the official Qpawn is buried and now a forum with
How did it come to this?
Qpawn started in 1998, with a group of nerds from a school that
bulit up a game. They claim that at one stage, it had 300 players.
The gam was very simple and was on a yellow forum. Countries did not
even have militaries, The mods just tested the outcome.
When I joined, I joined as Ireland, I think I was there for two
weeks when the admin of that time asked me to be the European mod.
At that time each continent had an admin, sp it was basically 5
games in one. I must have done good, as Europe was full up. I
suppose it was also because European countries had a little budget
and military, I think some also hated me, like when a Ukrainian
player wanted to invade Russia, and didnt tell me how, I had him
bomb some cattle. I was popular as an Euro Mod, not for my
intelligence, but for the time and dedication I had.
Within a month, I was the administrator, I was given a game with
veterans and new players. My first move was abit innocent. I changed
the yellow forum to another one. It caused hell! I was forced on a
compromise, The next thing that got me in trouble was getting
players out of super powers that never did anything. They thought
they had the right to stay there
After a few months, I logged in one day and there was a coup. In a
way I was relieved, as I never had a lot of self confidence and
thought this was for the best. However I spoke with the coup people
and I forget how I did it, But I got control back. Angelfire would
not give it to me as it was under the old admin game. The "peace
treaty" was not accepted by the players, and Qpawn was split into
I continued struggling with the game, and after a bit Amir (who was
banned from Qpawn) and I started Politics UK. I think that game is
still going. This lasted for two years, until I was forced to take a
There are many rumours about this, from jail to being forced to
stop. It was probably both. Qpawn now entered an area of OOC
A year later, I came back, and there was no need for me on politic
UK. They simply did not want me, so I started a new game, and after
a few weeks was asked to start Qpawn up again, I did this and then
Qpawn was started. Once again we done well, and there was a good
atmosphere. But I once again started Rule Britannia.
Rule Britannia went well, and after 5 years, I retired. There are
also many rumours about this, but the truth is that Dale was God
modding something, trying to push the players to do what he thought
the right direction was. His arrogance and stubborness was too much
for me. I did have second thoughts and just shut the forum down, But
I reopened the forum once again.
Some common questions that I have been asked
Were you a good admin?
This is a hard question. What is a good administrator? My view was
that I had to find the best people to run the game, and keep ego
out of it. An admin is good if he has a good moderator team. I
dont think I will be remembered for reality, and some players
thought I was an idiot. I was even called Evil.
I dont think I will be remembered for being good, but rather
dedicated where I didnt give up
What was the most embarrassing you ever done?
That is hard to say.
I think its when I sent out an e-mail on a private matter. I was
drunk at the time. Some believed it and some did not. My message
was No comment, lets just forget it.
People say you led coups and so forth?
When I became administrator, a coup was led against me on Qpawn,
When I was at Rule Britannia, people asked me to coup an
administrator. Of course I believed them and done it. But the 6
people that asked me stayed quiet, so I withdrew with my tail
between my legs
Later on Monica couped the game, so I recouped it and gave it back
some say I tried to coup a British sim, but I never did that
What actually happened with Monica?
Monica and I were good friends. I knew her and she knew me.
However she did not like that I stood up to her coup and told
people something about me. No one believed her and she was banned.
Since then I have not spoke with her, although several have
claimed they were her.
Which was more fun, Qpawn or Rule Britannia?
They were both fun.
They are different games.
Do you think Rule Britannia will survive?
No. From what I hear they are struggling despite Dale telling them
activity has never been higher.
I think that it was wise to give the game to dale, although
because of his ego, he was not the best choice.
But he is dedicated
and players like him
The problem with RB is that interactive games are on the scene now
where people can RP quicker and not write a lot
Plus RB ends up being a repeat. How many times did they do the
In the long run, it will fail as the new players are no longer
coming in, from what I hear.
What does Ian think about you?
Ian was one of the founders of Qpawn and he gave me the job. we no
Will you ever return to Qpawn or Rule Britannia?
No, i am extremely unpopular in both games now, and when there are
rumours that I am rejoining, people tell me on FB or here or skype
what they think of me
so I will just stay retired
If i do return, no one will know.
I lost your skype, and wish to talk with you
While other games such as Rule Britannia was born with from Qpawn,
Qpawn under no circumstances wishes to associate with them.