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Aguaria Major
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Postby Aguaria Major » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:32 pm

I just received the Pony issue for the second time.

I've kept track of every issue I've ever received, and I already have this one.

Is that a thing that happens?
We are Aguaria Major. We are a libertarian communist democracy, and we're located in the Pacific on a vast archipelago between Hawaii and Fiji. Learn more about us here: We heavily favor environmental protection and the funding of science and technology.
However, this doesn't mean we're pushovers. We spend billions on our military every year, and are not afraid to conquer nations which wrong us.
We boast great reserves of power and wealth in our mainland provinces of Lavendoria in Africa and Nation of Beefheart in East Asia, and our remote, impregnable Pitcairn Islands fortress-city of the Province of Every Name I Tried Was Already Taken.
We have a military and economic solidarity pact with Ceruleus.

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Luna Amore
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Postby Luna Amore » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:42 pm

Aguaria Major wrote:I just received the Pony issue for the second time.

I've kept track of every issue I've ever received, and I already have this one.

Is that a thing that happens?

It shouldn't be. But I'm inclined to believe you because you have 10 Easter Egg flags, yet your badge gameside says you've found 11.

Ugh. Looked it over and found the mistake. Fixed the issue and your gameside badge.
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Drawkland
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Postby Drawkland » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:49 pm

Luna Amore wrote:
Aguaria Major wrote:I just received the Pony issue for the second time.

I've kept track of every issue I've ever received, and I already have this one.

Is that a thing that happens?

It shouldn't be. But I'm inclined to believe you because you have 10 Easter Egg flags, yet your badge gameside says you've found 11.

Ugh. Looked it over and found the mistake. Fixed the issue and your gameside badge.

I think I may have the same bug? I was recently helped with finding the Easter Eggs I've answered, but despite my helper only finding 8 issues answered, my game badge lists me at 9. Is this a similar problem or am I in a different boat here?
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CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
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Luna Amore
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Postby Luna Amore » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:58 pm

Drawkland wrote:
Luna Amore wrote:It shouldn't be. But I'm inclined to believe you because you have 10 Easter Egg flags, yet your badge gameside says you've found 11.

Ugh. Looked it over and found the mistake. Fixed the issue and your gameside badge.

I think I may have the same bug? I was recently helped with finding the Easter Eggs I've answered, but despite my helper only finding 8 issues answered, my game badge lists me at 9. Is this a similar problem or am I in a different boat here?

Almost certainly. I might need to enlist an admin to see if there is a better way to find people who were affected. I'll fix your gameside tag now though.

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Drawkland
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Postby Drawkland » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:15 pm

Luna Amore wrote:
Drawkland wrote:I think I may have the same bug? I was recently helped with finding the Easter Eggs I've answered, but despite my helper only finding 8 issues answered, my game badge lists me at 9. Is this a similar problem or am I in a different boat here?

Almost certainly. I might need to enlist an admin to see if there is a better way to find people who were affected. I'll fix your gameside tag now though.

Alright, cool. Thanks!
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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Marxist Germany
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Postby Marxist Germany » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:09 pm

I got the pull the level issue by having holy in my pretitle, I had 1.8 billion people as well.
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Socialist Communist States
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Postby Socialist Communist States » Sat May 04, 2019 5:38 pm

I got issue 256 'Suburbs are out of this world' by having a crime rate of 16.26. So I assume 16.00 is the rate that you need to get the issue.

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Mediobogdum
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Easter Egg Issue #80 - Aliens Wish Peace/Trade Agreement

Postby Mediobogdum » Thu May 16, 2019 7:20 pm

After almost 6 years of playing NS, during which time I have diligently searched for Easter Eggs, I have finally laid my eyes on this one, my 13th and I think the last one! It was on one of my 56 puppets that have been around for various amounts of time. The lucky nation is relatively new at a population of 2 billion and there seems to be nothing even slightly obvious that triggers the issue. Have tried the likely ones based on the result of my Option 1 selection, namely, very high or low Pizza Delivery and Cheese Exports, but to no avail.

Out of interest, how many times has this Easter Egg been sighted, or how often does it appear? Anybody willing to talk about this please contact me direct if that would be more appropriate. I understand the reasons that Admins are not keen on publicly outing this type of information, but any tid-bit would be of great comfort to me! :)
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Land Without Shrimp
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Postby Land Without Shrimp » Fri May 17, 2019 6:31 am

Mediobogdum wrote:After almost 6 years of playing NS, during which time I have diligently searched for Easter Eggs, I have finally laid my eyes on this one, my 13th and I think the last one! It was on one of my 56 puppets that have been around for various amounts of time. The lucky nation is relatively new at a population of 2 billion and there seems to be nothing even slightly obvious that triggers the issue. Have tried the likely ones based on the result of my Option 1 selection, namely, very high or low Pizza Delivery and Cheese Exports, but to no avail.

Out of interest, how many times has this Easter Egg been sighted, or how often does it appear? Anybody willing to talk about this please contact me direct if that would be more appropriate. I understand the reasons that Admins are not keen on publicly outing this type of information, but any tid-bit would be of great comfort to me! :)

Wait, there's 13!?! I have 9, and I know I'm missing at least 2, but didn't think I was missing 4. Ugh.

Also - #80 is one I haven't yet hit and have no idea how to hit. I've also been raising my Pizza Industry industriously for the past year...no luck yet. If you find anything out, let me know? :)

Also also - since you're so experienced...#223 - how did you get that? I was gone for a few months and had to revive my account and was hoping that would do it. But...nothing.

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Mediobogdum
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Postby Mediobogdum » Sat May 18, 2019 9:17 pm

There is a total of 13 Easter Egg Issues as follows:

Issue #077 World To End, Or Possibly Just Mark Anniversary
Issue #078 Should We Pull The Lever?
Issue #080 Aliens Wish Peace/Trade Agreement
Issue #215 What's Your Favourite Colour?
Issue #223 Zombie Attack!
Issue #256 Suburbs Are Out Of This World
Issue #266 Breaching the Great Fourth Wall of @@Name@@
Issue #375 Keep Your Hands Off Those Lucky Charms
Issue #408 Pony Peril
Issue #430 Please, Sir, We Want Some More Issues
Issue #471 Red Sleigh Down
Issue #622 A Holiday Masquerade
Issue #1122 Just Say No To E

If you want specific help on any of these, please message me. I am NOT saying I have all the answers!
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The Super Knife
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Ex-Nation

Postby The Super Knife » Mon May 20, 2019 8:21 am

I got Issue #80. You could look at my nation to see what stats you might need. It has top 2% pizza delivery.
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Postby Mediobogdum » Mon May 20, 2019 7:41 pm

The Super Knife wrote:I got Issue #80. You could look at my nation to see what stats you might need. It has top 2% pizza delivery.

Thanks for responding... :)

This was the result for my Option 2 selection: "Alien kidnappings of both cattle and humans are headline news on the most respected papers." The 2 common element between your nation and my recipient nation was that they both had "Cow" as their national animal (Revere a land animal banner?) and it was the first Easter Egg they had found. Nothing to do with Pizza Delivery or Cheese Exports for this option then? But for Option 1, maybe where it talks about "Take us to your kneader"?

Can you remember which Option you chose?
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The Super Knife
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Postby The Super Knife » Tue May 21, 2019 9:09 am

I chose option 1, and I got a cool banner.

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Land Without Shrimp
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Land Without Shrimp » Tue May 21, 2019 10:50 am

The Super Knife wrote:I chose option 1, and I got a cool banner.

Fascinating. I'm looking at your stats now(admittedly a few days later, but hoping they haven't changed much since).

Right now your top four industries are as follows:

Gambling, indexed at 19,207.77
Retail, indexed at 14,023.88
Pizza, indexed at 7,971.75
IT, indexed at 7,571.83

My suspicion now is that Pizza Industry needs to be one of those "top four", which will display in your nation description text, e.g., "The frighteningly efficient Super Knifean economy, worth 157 trillion Bronze Knives a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Pizza Delivery, and Information Technology."

I'm guessing then it's not the absolute value of the industry that matters, but its ranking in your industries. Because for example, if I look at my stats...here are my top industries:

Tourism, 2,290.07 travelers (not sure how this is "indexed", but it is my top industry apparently)
IT, indexed at 71,409.11
Retail, indexed at 41,395.41
Book Publishing, indexed at 35,805.81
Gambling, indexed at 11,123.89
Pizza Delivery, indexed at 8,798.75

So I have a higher absolute Pizza Delivery index than you do, yet I haven't triggered issue #80. My hypothesis is that I would need to work on a combination of driving down the industries higher than Pizza Delivery while raising Pizza Delivery into that "top four". A challenge for me. Here's my current nation description text..."The frighteningly efficient Land Without Shrimpian economy, worth a remarkable 1,972 trillion kittens a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing." Sadly no Pizza Delivery to be found...

Also - Mediobogdum - thanks so much for that list!!!
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Trotterdam
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Postby Trotterdam » Fri May 24, 2019 1:54 pm

Mediobogdum wrote:The 2 common element between your nation and my recipient nation was that they both had "Cow" as their national animal (Revere a land animal banner?) and it was the first Easter Egg they had found. Nothing to do with Pizza Delivery or Cheese Exports for this option then?
We have a winner!

This was oh-so-easy to check once I knew what to look for. We've all just been mooing up the wrong tree all along.

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Trotterdam
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Postby Trotterdam » Mon May 27, 2019 9:35 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
Mediobogdum wrote:The 2 common element between your nation and my recipient nation was that they both had "Cow" as their national animal (Revere a land animal banner?) and it was the first Easter Egg they had found. Nothing to do with Pizza Delivery or Cheese Exports for this option then?
We have a winner!

This was oh-so-easy to check once I knew what to look for. We've all just been mooing up the wrong tree all along.
Speaking of which, it turns out that having "moo" in your national motto also does the trick.

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Drawkland
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Drawkland » Thu May 30, 2019 1:08 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
Mediobogdum wrote:The 2 common element between your nation and my recipient nation was that they both had "Cow" as their national animal (Revere a land animal banner?) and it was the first Easter Egg they had found. Nothing to do with Pizza Delivery or Cheese Exports for this option then?
We have a winner!

This was oh-so-easy to check once I knew what to look for. We've all just been mooing up the wrong tree all along.

Can confirm this! Isn't it crazy how long it took to find such a simple qualifier?
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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Bormiar
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Postby Bormiar » Thu May 30, 2019 1:44 pm

Seems to be well standing, as Bormiar Card Farm 1 also got it after having "cow" in the motto.
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Land Without Shrimp
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Postby Land Without Shrimp » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:32 am

I gotta thank you all for your help with this one (Issue #80). After making "Cow" my animal and putting both "Moo" & "cow" in my motto...finally nabbed this Easter Egg. :) ...of course, now my pizza industry is absurdly large for no good reason, haha. Oops?

Now only 3 more easter eggs to go!!

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Mediobogdum
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Postby Mediobogdum » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:39 pm

Pizzas for the whole of the NSverse, then?

Having previously said that I have found 13 Easter Eggs, according to my game tag, I am doubting that I have actually 'seen' all of them as I did not keep good notes in my early hunting efforts of 5 years ago :( The one I am not confident about is Zombie Attack! Issue #223. I have good notes that 5 of my puppets have this one, but not for my main nation. I had asked previously about this and am still not 100% sure where I stand.
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Socialist Communist States
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Corporate Police State

Postby Socialist Communist States » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:38 pm

Hey, thanks! The pizza issue does work. I've been waiting months to get that easter egg, but after trying it out, it does indeed work.

Finally, I have all 13 easter eggs!

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Aguaria Major
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Postby Aguaria Major » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:21 pm

Mediobogdum wrote:Pizzas for the whole of the NSverse, then?

Having previously said that I have found 13 Easter Eggs, according to my game tag, I am doubting that I have actually 'seen' all of them as I did not keep good notes in my early hunting efforts of 5 years ago :( The one I am not confident about is Zombie Attack! Issue #223. I have good notes that 5 of my puppets have this one, but not for my main nation. I had asked previously about this and am still not 100% sure where I stand.
Questions about the pizza Easter Egg:

1. Do you have to have EITHER a cow as your national animal OR 'moo' in your motto, or both?
2. If only having 'moo' in your motto is sufficient, can it be in caps or quotations?

Also, Mediobogdum, I've spoken to you about the zombie issue before, and it has only gotten more confusing since then. Around 10 months ago, ALL my nations (Aguaria Major as well as Lavendoria, Every Name I Tried Was Already Taken, and Nation of Beefheart ceased to exist at the same time. And since then, with varying amounts of time (from only a few days after rising, to months), all my nations have received it...

except this one.

I don't know why this is, or what this will tell you, but I hope this info helps.
We are Aguaria Major. We are a libertarian communist democracy, and we're located in the Pacific on a vast archipelago between Hawaii and Fiji. Learn more about us here: We heavily favor environmental protection and the funding of science and technology.
However, this doesn't mean we're pushovers. We spend billions on our military every year, and are not afraid to conquer nations which wrong us.
We boast great reserves of power and wealth in our mainland provinces of Lavendoria in Africa and Nation of Beefheart in East Asia, and our remote, impregnable Pitcairn Islands fortress-city of the Province of Every Name I Tried Was Already Taken.
We have a military and economic solidarity pact with Ceruleus.

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Trotterdam
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Postby Trotterdam » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:07 pm

Aguaria Major wrote:1. Do you have to have EITHER a cow as your national animal OR 'moo' in your motto, or both?
Either should be enough.

Aguaria Major wrote:2. If only having 'moo' in your motto is sufficient, can it be in caps or quotations?
I'm pretty sure that's not an issue.

I'm more curious if "moo" still counts when it's part of a larger word line "moon". I suspect it does, but haven't kept testing extensively enough to confirm it.

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Mathematically
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Postby Mathematically » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:06 am

Gigaverse wrote:Say, is there a limit to how many Easter Eggs can be found per account?

Helaw found 13.

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Aguaria Major
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Postby Aguaria Major » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:35 am

Trotterdam wrote:
Aguaria Major wrote:1. Do you have to have EITHER a cow as your national animal OR 'moo' in your motto, or both?
Either should be enough.

Aguaria Major wrote:2. If only having 'moo' in your motto is sufficient, can it be in caps or quotations?
I'm pretty sure that's not an issue.

I'm more curious if "moo" still counts when it's part of a larger word line "moon". I suspect it does, but haven't kept testing extensively enough to confirm it.

More questions about the alien/pizza Easter Egg:

Is it only triggered if you have the aforementioned bovine-related custom fields, AND you have a large pizza industry? Or is just having the custom fields enough?

Because I've had the word "moo" in my motto for over a month now, and still, no Easter Egg has occurred.
We are Aguaria Major. We are a libertarian communist democracy, and we're located in the Pacific on a vast archipelago between Hawaii and Fiji. Learn more about us here: We heavily favor environmental protection and the funding of science and technology.
However, this doesn't mean we're pushovers. We spend billions on our military every year, and are not afraid to conquer nations which wrong us.
We boast great reserves of power and wealth in our mainland provinces of Lavendoria in Africa and Nation of Beefheart in East Asia, and our remote, impregnable Pitcairn Islands fortress-city of the Province of Every Name I Tried Was Already Taken.
We have a military and economic solidarity pact with Ceruleus.

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