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My name is Jonah and I recently got into D&D and some other RPGs. I love writing and wurld-building and creating things in general. I look forward to going through the academy and becoming better at writing and creation and (hopefully) meeting some new people. I know there's a discord and all, but that seems overwhelming to me to have a NationStates account, Eurth account, and Discord and such. Just my thoughts!

My nation is called The Kingdom of Ochoa (oh-CHOH-uh). I will give all the history, meaning behind the flag, government type, leadership, etc. as I get going more; can't bite off more than I can chew right now! ;) I am genuinely confused, though, how NationStates affects the RP here and vice versa: am I bound by the population stats, etc. in NS here? I'm not entirely sure how that works.... Is Eurth like Eurth, or is it just a region within the virtual wurld in NationStates? Or both, depending on which site you are on?

 

I look forward to playing and writing!

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Hello, Ochoa! Welcome to Eurth! If you're looking to meet new people, joining the Discord is a great place to start where you can chat with people in real time, but I understand if its a little overwhelming to do that right now. So, please take your time with that if you'd like!

I like your nation's name! It sounds cool! And I can't wait to see what you write about it!

Nationstates' stats don't really affect the RP here. If you look at the academy specifically at the link involving the Intro and Balance sheet you'll be able to decide some defining stats for your nation involving your country's population, GDP, and your country's area size. I think for the most part nationstates is just a gateway to Nation Roleplay here (lol). Though, I kind of like to use the issues I encounter in Nation States as a kind of inspiration for news stories in my nation (for instance, I encountered an issue about a water crisis and decided my nation should have to deal with a water crisis here especially since my nation is located in a desert area). 

Eurth is kind of its own wurld (with its own continents and climate and everything : https://www.europans.com/map/   (This is the map if you wanna take a look at our wurld as it is currently - though, you don't need to worry about the map or where your country will be located right now since you gotta pass the Academy first). We try to keep things realistic and in-step with actual Eurth (with the technology only being slightly behind real Eurth) while also allowing creative freedom with our countries!

So, for instance, you're not going to run into any fantasy-like dragons or have an encounter with an alien spaceship or anything like that. But you can totally decide what kind of language is in your country (it can be based on something or totally made up), what type of cars people in your country drive (or don't - a lot of people in my country get by on camel or through bus), what type of music is popular in your country, political scandals, etc. etc. etc. All sorts of fun things! 

 

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Thank you for your informative reply; I appreciate it! And I think the name is cool, too. I can't wait to share the history behind it.

So, technically, I can delete my NS account and just play on here and not be worried about missing out on anything here?

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Hmmm.... I actually don't know the answer to that question (maybe wait for a mod to answer that one)! I know Nationstates' stats don't effect anything on here. But it is fun to answer issues on Nationstates!

I can't wait for you to share the history behind it, too! I like reading about the nations people have made up! I hope you enjoy it here!

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Okay, I'll keep it. The issues are fun on there, too, just like Cashar said. I would like to *maybe* change the classification of my nation, but it doesn't have the option I want on NS. Not sure if that discrepancy between NS and here matters, though.

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Good to know. I was concerned about the direction NS seemed to take some of my responses to issues. I want it a certain way, so I'm glad that Eurth is the main focus (it would seem).

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Glad you could join us @Ochoa.

18 hours ago, Ochoa said:

So, technically, I can delete my NS account and just play on here and not be worried about missing out on anything here?

18 hours ago, Cashar said:

Hmmm.... I actually don't know the answer to that question (maybe wait for a mod to answer that one)! I know Nationstates' stats don't effect anything on here. But it is fun to answer issues on Nationstates!

Well to be honest there's plenty of players who "forget" about their NS nation from time to time. Usually sending a private message can get people to restore their nation if it ceased to exist. I've slipped up as well a few time in the past. Over the years we grew to depend less on NS, but the region is still a nice calling card for people to find us. We tend to forget about this and correct me if I'm wrong but it's one of the main reasons how most people arrived here.

4 hours ago, Tagmatium Rules said:

We do ask that people keep a nation in Eurth on NS but it doesn't necessarily need to reflect your RP nation.

Exactly as Tagmatium writes. It's a nice courtesy and helps establish your first impression.

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This is wonderful feedback. I definitely would never have found this without NationStates, and I wouldn't have found that if I wasn't specifically searching for "virtual economy RP games". :)

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On 6/10/2021 at 12:24 AM, Ochoa said:

I wouldn't have found that if I wasn't specifically searching for "virtual economy RP games".

That's an interesting approach. Looking at the results I get for this search query ("virtual economy RP games"), it looks like there are some Steam games you'll need to install and play alone, or tabletop which is probably mostly offline.

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