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Step-By-Step Walkthrough

  1. NEWCOMERS TO BE GIVEN THE PRIMER & HANDBOOK [IGNORE THIS FOR NOW]
  2. CREATE A POST BELOW AND GIVE YOUR NATION BACKGROUND- Make a brief outline of your nation's history, culture, politics, etc. This is the first post you should make in registering for inclusion into the RP World.
    1. A template is available on FRONT DESK post one copy THERE and one copy on your thread HERE.
  3. NEWCOMERS TO SELECT STATS- A document will be sent to you. In it, you will find a sheet for selecting things like population, economic data, and land area. Follow instructions and fill out the enclosed sheet. Once you have selected, edit your post HERE by adding the stats you have correctly chosen.
  4. NEWCOMERS CLAIM SOVEREIGN AREA- Follow instructions to create an application in the Map Application Process. Once you have posted a copy THERE, copy & paste that on your master thread HERE. This is the third and final step of registering a new nation.
    1. Note: in this proposal, claiming a land area is limited in terms of square kilometres following the above “Selecting Stats Procedure”.
  5. FINAL BALANCE: MODIFIERS, NATURAL RESOURCES, & TECHNOLOGY ARE ASSIGNED- Moderators will consider the given stats and desired map placement. From this data, they will assign one or two modifiers appropriate to balance (positive or negative) the new nation. In this step:
    1. Await moderator response to your data so far.
    2. Moderators will then inform you if there is an opportunity to "buff" or "nerf" your nation with special modifiers. These will vary on a case by case basis.
    3. One-to-one discussion with an RP Moderator.
    4. Once finalised, any modifiers to your nation must be noted in an edit to your master thread here.
  6. WORKING TOWARDS GROWTH [IGNORE THIS FOR NOW]

 

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TEMPLATE FOR MASTER THREAD

Post this below following the order outlined above.

 

I. NATION BACKGROUND

[Follow Template in link above]

II. CHOSEN STATISTICS

  1. POPULATION: [Exact value | HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW]
  2. GDP PER CAPITA: [Exact value| HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW]
  3. LAND AREA (Square Kilometres): [Exact value| HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW]

III. COPY OF MAP APPLICATION FORM

[Follow Template in link above]

IV. MODIFIERS (IF ANY)

[Only if applicable, not all cases may require this]

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The above post refers to a proposal about a month and a bit in the making. The proposal addresses the common problem we've been faced with many times: newcomer imbalance and misplaced expectations.

Just to be 100% transparent so everyone can see what this new mechanic is, here's a link (GDOC):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rtl8DrWoKu9QxXEci915MKgtc2wmo90Exc6lzVF7eRo/edit?usp=sharing

It is currently under beta-testing and review by all parts of the staff. Feel free to scan it or talk to any @admin or @RpMod/Mentor on the Discord if you have particular concerns. Hopefully, with the near implementation of this measure, we can nip the problem of having too many un-managed newcomers in the bud and finally get to a productive common ground with them.

This has been made public so members of the community may keep themselves informed on the staff's activities and potentially new mechanics.

 

Cheers

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On 4/29/2019 at 11:04 PM, Iverica said:

NATION BACKGROUND

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I. NATION BACKGROUND

Full Name of Nation: the Caliphate of the Red Lands

Government type of nation: a theocratic monarchy 

Culture/ethnicity of your nation:Persian/Iranian/Safavid

Give us a short description of your nation: The Caliphate of the Red Lands is a Shia theocracy,  with a strong Military tradition. The government of the Caliphate is led by the Caliph, a hereditary position, functions as the Executive. A council of high Ranking Imams are the Judicial Review, and a council of military officers, and nobles function as a Legistrate. 

 

II. CHOSEN STATISTICS

POPULATION: 16,080,000 / MEDIUM

GDP PER CAPITA: $8,500 / MEDIUM

LAND AREA (Square Kilometres):  335,000 / HIGH

III. COPY OF MAP APPLICATION FORM

Nation in Europa: The Caliphate of the Red Sands

Flag: 

Capital name: Qasr Al'asad

Capital location: At the river delta

Factbook link: to be done

Newsroom link: to be done

Culture: Middle Eastern 

Climate: Desert, with a river passing through, and a mountainous region upstream. 

Location History:

IV. MODIFIERS (IF ANY)

[Only if applicable, not all cases may require this]

Edited by Caliph Tariq al Hejaz (see edit history)
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I. NATION BACKGROUND

The Federation of Altegonnia

Full Name of Nation: The Federation of Altegonnia

Government type of nation: An Oligarchic one party state.

Culture/ethnicity of your nation: White Celtic with some central European influences.

Give us a short description of your nation: Altegonnia is a nation new to stability with a long history of civil conflict. Ideological differences between opposing groups flared into a fifty year long civil war that only ended a decade ago at the hands of a determined military. However after victory the military did not hand power back over to the civilian government, but instead reformed a new government in which the military itself holds a strong hold on political power, leading most to find the democratic aspects of the new government to be a farce.

Do you have an IIWiki page?: not yet

WRITING EXPERIENCE

How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying: I posses over a decade of experience RPing. from nations to adventures to being a literal god. its been fun. 

How would you describe yourself?: Im just a dude who likes to use my imagination. I like to think I'm likable. xD you can be the judge.

RP/Writing samples (if available already): T-T few still exist after the collapse of regions I RP'd I and are not easy to find.

Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here?: no I should be fine.

NATIONSTATES

Why do you want to join this region?: friends I trust recommended it. Their endorsement is a great endorsement!

Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: no

Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? If so, give a brief accounting of it.: I've Rp'd in several RP rich but OOCly unstable regions. Im 21 now and been on NS since I was like 14 so you can do the math I suppose. I've seen a lot of lore and hard work go down the drain in such conflict. But hopefully here will be better.

Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly?: I am not due to a nation death but will rejoin soon.

Anything else?: The Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

Providing any falsified or deliberately misleading information will result in your application being rejected and your access to the forum revoked. By submitting this form, you are indicating that you agree to abide by the community and RP rules of this community. Any breach thereof may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to revoking of forum posting rights, banning from the forum, removal of regional citizenship, and ejection from the region.

Edited by Altegonnia (see edit history)
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  • 2 weeks later...

YOUR RP NATION
Full Name of Nation: The Holy Empire of Balvics.

Government type of nation:
Theocracy to Catholic Christianity.

Culture/ethnicity of your nation:
Italian.

Give us a short description of your nation:
The Holy Empire of Balvics is a Theocracy to Catholic Christianity.
The Catholic Church has supreme control over the nation, with little political freedom or civil rights.
A Government Council below the Church authority controls "Political Order" and upholds the holy rule.

Do you have an IIWiki page?:
No.
WRITING EXPERIENCE
How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying?
I'm decent at roleplay on some levels, for example speeches and news.
But I would not regard myself as a expert.

How would you describe yourself?
I'm a 14 year old White Catholic Christian Male, half Italian, half Australian.

RP/Writing samples (if available already):
"Today, the establishment of the government as started, finally restoring political order to the barren lands, but some still are against the idea of a Autocracy Government, unprovoked violence from a new force called the "Altan Nationalists" have erupted, the "Altan Nationalists" are rebelling to create a Nationalist Dictatorship government"
-News Reporter, David Lorrenz.
"The belief of a violent cause is just idiotic, the Altan Nationalists are simply anti-order criminals, and should be dealt with severely"
-Political Research Department
"The Autocracy Government is a bit silly, I can see why the Altan Nationalists are fighting to rid of it, but both the Authocracy Government and the Altan Nationalists are not a good choice for the nation, I'd personally recommend a Liberal Democracy"
-Unknown Source

Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here?
If the Administrators or the mentor's wish.

NATIONSTATES
Why do you want to join this region?:
I'd like to roleplay, and talk with others.

Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?:
No, I'm new to the server.

Do you have any prior experience on NationStates?
If so, give a brief accounting of it.
I've had prior experience in RMB (regional message board) roleplay, usually speeches and news.

Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly?
No.

Anything else?:
No.


Providing any falsified or deliberately misleading information will result in your application being rejected and your access to the forum revoked. By submitting this form, you are indicating that you agree to abide by the community and RP rules of this community. Any breach thereof may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to revoking of forum posting rights, banning from the forum, removal of regional citizenship, and ejection from the region.
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Galahinda
Full Name of Nation: The Unitary Conglomerate of Galahinda
Government type of nation: Bicameral Corporationalist State
Culture/ethnicity of your nation: Broadly Limonaian
Give us a short description of your nation: An island nation obsessed with beauty, status, and wealth. An epicenter for fashion across eurth, the megacorporations that make up the government value appearance and shows of power more than they value their constituents. 
Do you have an IIWiki page?:not yet™

WRITING EXPERIENCE
How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying?

I played an RP game called Space Station 13 for two years, have participated in 3 D&D campaigns, and feel confident in my ability to create interesting and believable content within an RP context.
How would you describe yourself?

I'm a huge nerd for fashion, drag, and video games. I haven't seen a raccoon in real life.
RP/Writing samples (if available already): All of my academy RP posts, and I previously linked a fact-book that I considered to be a core tenant for Galahinda.
Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here?

They've already been super helpful and I'd love to keep getting feedback from them!

NATIONSTATES
Why do you want to join this region?: I want to be able to RP and be a part of a community that's grown from a small browser game into a real place with lore and stories. Hopefully I can add my own stories and lore to it as well.
Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: Rihan said my stories were "good" but not great so i'm pretty sure they hate me. /s im kidding rihan is an absolute gem and i'd die for them.
Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? If so, give a brief accounting of it.

Just use of the base game and some factbooks but no real RP play.
Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly? I used to be before I was distracted by school for a while and i'm not sure if i'm going to rejoin for a little while. 

Anything else?: I'm ready to make a place for myself in this region.

II

For this I'm going to use scenario 2, rags to riches  

POPULATION: [roughly 7 million | low]
GDP PER CAPITA: [43k GDP/capita| HIGH]
LAND AREA (Square Kilometers): [30k km^2| HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW]

III

Nation in Europa: Galahinda
Flag: 
Capital name: Cascadia
Capital location: Coastal megacity 

Factbook link: 

Newsroom Link: 

 

Culture: Limonaian/lysian 
Climate: Caribbean/Mediterranean 
Location: Island
History: A former colony of Limonaia, first colonized in the late 19th century and gaining its independence January first, 1930. In 1983 the economy crashed leading to a depression, ending after the government defaulted on debt in July of 1985 and was unable to supply the nation with fuel or electricity for 5 days. Afterwards the government was approached by the 20 most profitable companies on the island who proposed to finance the island in exchange for being permanent members of a judiciary committee. The government accepted and Galahinda rapidly transformed into the hedonistic and self absorbed society it is today. 

IV

I don't know if I need modifiers but am open to discussions regarding nerfs towards the nation! The best option I see for a modifier would most likely be scenario 1.

Edited by Galahinda (see edit history)
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