We have a highly active community. Multiple posts going up every day. So much that it is sometimes difficult to read everything that's being written. Most of these posts are about politics and leadership. Very high-level. Which reminded me of some topics we might be missing.
Mother Nature is an awesome force. But she is hardly ever mentioned here. Earthquakes and hurricanes and snowstorms and floodings and forest fires. In RL these all happen on a regular basis.
A true disaster story is rooted in the primal life and death struggle of man versus classical elements: earth, water, air and fire. Just taking a quick roll call: earth (earthquake), water (the perfect storm, the impossible), air (twister, tornado), fire (the towering inferno). All indisputable disaster stories. In each, the hero fights for their lives against elemental flare-ups.
But I only recall 1 such recent event when a typhoon struck @Andalla and @Orioni.This prompted a discussion with Andalla to figure out the opportunities of more regular randomness. (How can randomness be regular?)
Question: is there any interest within the community for a monthly or bi-monthly writing prompts? Followup question: what would be a simple, easy and fair way to do this?
Hello, I was thinking about how there would likely be some sort of sports between countries, so I wanted to get an idea of what people wanted. This poll is just to determine what sport people are most in favour of, so that we might later start a league.
Edit: Wow, we are going to have fun.
As spoken about on the Discord, this is a request for an "Embassy" subforum. It can be placed underneath the Factbook and Nation Information page.
Goals: Create a page where players can create embassies with others.
1) Interactions are viewable on a single thread. No more hunting all over forums to review your interactions with a single player.
2) Establishing Embassies can be obvious and readily viewable. Currently, it is not easy to identify who has embassies with whom.
3) Embassy pages can provide a medium to make official requests to a single player, rather than going "public" (In RP context) to a news agency. This is a preferable alternative to PMs, (given the subject is not sensitive) because it allows others to easily review the context behind an RP as opposed to gleaning an understanding from screenshots of a PM.
e.g Threads such as:
"Andalla-Iverica Embassy" will henceforth hold most if not all Andallan and Iverican bilateral meetings. It will be easy for all to review their diplomatic history.
If anyone has any suggestions, criticism, or comments please feel free.