Having done some retrospective viewing on Shffahkia as of late, I have come to the conclusion that it would be best for me to stop working on it completely. This is due to my own failures to make the nation work at a conceptual level. The reason why I came to this conclusion is largely based on the fact that were I to actually rework the nation completely into something "better" would effectively be the same as applying as a completely new nation which I would prefer to do. Additionally, despite being active for around a year in the community, Shffahkia interacted very little with other nations IC:ly. Almost all of its lore connections are the result of OOC discussion without much RP to support it meaning that its deletion/change would not clash with actually established RP on the forums to a big degree.
As for what I'd like to be done to Shffahkia, deletion would be my preferred option. However, due to these OOC ties with other countries, turning Shffahkia into an NPC would not be an entirely disagreeable option to me assuming I have any type of say in it anymore. My one request for an NPC:fied Shffahkia would be for the name to be changed. Shffahkia is a terrible name.
I don't really intend this to be my departure from the Eurth community as I'd like to return with a different nation. I know there has been some tensions with abandoning nations and returning with new ones in the past so it will remain to be seen if that will even be a possibility.
So, with the wiping of Rihan and his posts, the former wiki pages thread has also been lost. Seeing as it's useful to have a thread for everything wiki, as well as spur on development of the wiki, here's a new thread.
Now, first things first, a Q&A:
Q: Should I add my things to the regional pages and lists?
A: Once you've passed the Academy, go ahead! Passing the Academy means your nation becomes canon within Eurth. It's best to wait with things that might be better fleshed out when you know your position on the map, for example exports.
Q: Can I just mention nations without asking them first?
A: For the basics like geography, sure. A nation isn't suddenly going to drift off and if you border someone, feel free to mention them. Similar situations might include visa rules, where you might mention that your nation excludes communists and thus nation so-and-so citizens need a special visa. When in doubt, ask. It's better to ask ten times and have no complaints than ask no-one and have someone complain.
Q: I've made a couple of wiki pages about the area I want to expand to. That counts as an expansion RP too, right?
A: No. Wiki pages can certainly help others and yourself get a feel for the area. They can be used to support your RP by allowing you to write about secondary things, etc. However, wiki pages will never count towards or for expansions.
Q: I want to help out with the wiki work!
A: Great! Obviously, when people have questions in the #wiki channel, feel free to answer them. In time, we might even ask for those wanting to join in with wiki work to work on certain pages, etc. My own recommendation is to check out the various pages we have in our template and add yourself to it. Beyond that, you can obviously seek out cooperation between nations, such as myself (Hi!), to find new avenues to write about.
In case there are any new questions, they'll be added on here.
Now, to start things off, I'd like to see some activity spurred on. If anyone has a good idea, feel free to post your idea here. For today and tomorrow, I'd like to promote a very short, very simple to do page:
Mains electricity in Eurth. (Found here: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Mains_electricity_in_Eurth) While it's been done by a couple of our members, I still see some names missing and this is something that can be done in two minutes. How will it affect things? Probably not a lot but it can give you a small thing to discuss in RPs or what not, with your citizens needing a different plug. Maybe you'll be one of the few that uses 100V, meaning you might have originally imported your electric equipment from Orioni.
In addition, I'd like to start a list of people that want to be notified whenever a new recommended page to do has been selected. For ease, I'm going to ask one of our Admins to set up a role on discord that I can use. You're not going to be forced to do anything but it might just be a way to notice a page you might not notice otherwise.
Hello. I've been working on my IIWiki page and I don't know what to do with religion. Catholicism would play important role since the late 12th century, and unless it's possible to have it adapted before 1300 I'd have to totally change my early history. I originally planned to have my nation Catholic and have it partly but (preferably) forcefully converted until 1300s. Now I think I would accept @Variotan, @Iverican or @Girkmandian branch of the belief if possible, or maybe a mixture of them. How would I make it work?