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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:05 am

Thanks Val Z! And thanks for you're service, too!
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:12 am

Jutsa wrote:Updated my nations lists... forgot to update @@FAITH@@ though which appears a lot. Couldn't finish either, got to Albiona and ran out of time.
Actually ran out of time a while ago but y'know, gonna rush then xD

Where is this list?
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Postby Valentine Z » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:18 am

Australian rePublic wrote:
Jutsa wrote:Updated my nations lists... forgot to update @@FAITH@@ though which appears a lot. Couldn't finish either, got to Albiona and ran out of time.
Actually ran out of time a while ago but y'know, gonna rush then xD

Where is this list?

I'm assuming it's these two:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=423768
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=423697



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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:43 am

Valentine Z wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:Where is this list?

I'm assuming it's these two:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=423768
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=423697

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Postby TalAkMaChen » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:08 pm

To avoid confusion with old reports that may (or not) have already been put into the main list, I'll start a new list of changed things I discovered. It's less than before, since I'm at about 95% of the issues unless I overlooked some parts (like lately reported wrongly formed quotes, ohmy).

  • 192,1 changed: "It is time for a reckoning! DISSOLVE THE GOVERNMENT! Let us tear..." in italics and caps
    192,3 changed from brother to cousin
  • 311,issue "A recent article in The @@CAPITAL@@ Naysayer has" in italics
  • 437,3 validity: Must not have Autarky (I had that long suspected, and recently confirmed)
  • 1202,4 has @@RANDOMNAME@@ (or female-only, all I saw was a different female name there)
  • 1230, issue: the chef can also be male, thus "from @@HIS@@ home country"
    1230,4: can also be an old man, so "an old @@MAN@@ complains"

Last added: April 9, 2020.
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:27 am

Issue #1331: Warning, Fatigue
[Candlewhisper Archive; ed: Candlewhisper Archive]

The Issue
A recent midnight explosion at the Valentian National Steelworks, which claimed nine lives and injured a dozen more, was found to be due to an easily fixable error. The blocked release valve that was responsible did have an alarm circuit attached to it, which was warning that there was a problem. However, this was overlooked by no less than five safety technicians who all claim not to have noticed the flashing red light. The scale of the industrial disaster that followed this error has led to a government investigation.

The Debate
[choice-0] “This is about fatigue on the job. I warned my bosses, but nobody listens to me for some reason,” says Floor Technician Carmen Cheyney, in a whiny monotone voice that would be so easy to just tune out. “Shift work, antisocial hours and inadequate length of break times and so on and so forth. Oh, I could go on and on. Dangerous heavy industry should only be allowed to operate during normal daytime hours, with decently long paid breaks and good union representation.”

[choice-1] “No no, the problem here is information overload from warning fatigue,” claims Systems Engineer George W. Jekyll, helpfully turning off your TV set, radio and mobile phone so you can focus on what he is saying. “There are three dozen flashing lights and buzzing alarms on the work station, and that’s basically too many. What we need is a comprehensive review of all workplaces to reduce all this electronic distraction, and mandate that systems be simplified down to just the base essentials.”

[choice-2] “Actually, the problem is the inclusion of systems that are fatiguable,” warns roboticist Faith Rabin. “By which I mean humans. Flesh is fallible - just ask my ex; he knows all about organic elements not being able to rise to the challenge. What you need is government subsidisation of machine systems, to replace the human component wherever possible. Again, just ask my ex.”

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Fantastic issue from CWA! I will add this in later.
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:11 am

Valentine's Changelog 002

Section 4
  • Added “Warning, Fatigue” / #1331 into the list with relevant URL.
  • Added “TBD” / #1330 into the list with relevant URL.

Issue Master List 0101 – 0125
  • Edited Issue 101,3: Added italics to “Girls Just Want to Have Functional Apparel”.

Issue Master List 0250 – 0275
  • Edited Issue 269,3: Added validity: Must not have State Press. Added asterisk (*) to Option 3.

Issue Master List 0276 – 0300
  • Edited Issue 293,4: Added validity: Must have Private Industry. Added asterisk (*) to Option 4.

Issue Master List 0420 – 0439 (Link takes to the wrong page)*.
  • Edited Issue 426,3: Added validity: Must not have vat-grown people. Added asterisk (*) to Option 3.

Issue Master List 0640 – 0659
  • Edited Issue 647,1: Added validity: Must have aircraft. Added italics to “songbirds”.
  • Edited Issue 647,2: Added validity: Must not have aircraft. Added italics to “songbirds”.
  • Edited Issue 647,3: “Tasmania a small amount of Flowers” to “Tasmania a small amount of @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@”.
  • Edited Issue 655’s “The Issue”: Added italics to “Gorgosaurus”.
  • Edited Issue 655,3: “Mathematician Lucy Wu, wearing a #notallpriests T-shirt” to “Mathematician @@RANDOMNAME@@, wearing a #notallpriests T-shirt”
  • Edited Issue 655,4: “muses patriotic soldier Victoria Hoskins” to “muses patriotic soldier @@RANDOMNAME@@”. Added validity: Must not have Dinosaurs. Added asterisk.
  • Edited Issue 655,5: Capitalized “dinosaurs” in “Must have dinosaurs”. Added asterisk, removed square bracket. Added space in-between “dino-wranglerEwen”.

Issue Master List 1280 – 1299
  • Edited Issue 1299: “The debate:” to “The Debate”. “ed:Altmer Dominion” to “ed: Altmer Dominion”.

Issue Master List 1320 – 1339
  • Added “Warning, Fatigue” / #1331 into the list. Changed "Valentian National Steelworks" to "@@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ National Steelworks." Original report by Valentine Z. I can confirm that it's Demonym Adjective (I changed to distinct fields on my nation for this purpose.)
  • Added “TBD” / #1330 into the list with relevant anchors.
  • Issues 1302 to 1307. Changed “The Description” to “The Debate”, in line with the other issues.


I will add more relevant and detailed edits soon, apart from mostly superficial stuff as of now. Just a test on what I could do to keep track of changes! ^^

@ Mods and Admins: I am hoping that it won't go that far, but what will happen if this thread reaches 500 pages? Will this be treated as an exception to be allowed to go beyond 500... or will there be a Mk. II, but the edits will still go here?

* For that, I clicked on the "Page icon" thing to get the link, but that somehow just took me to the page after that. So... not a big deal, but just unusual!
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Postby Sedgistan » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:37 am

We'd probably split off old replies.

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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:38 am

Sedgistan wrote:We'd probably split off old replies.

I see, thanks for the prompt reply! ^^ Just a curious question: I assume that this has happened before, given the age of the thread? Okay, not yet for this thread; old replies are still around. :P

Currently working on more changes, but they should be going into Changelog 002 for this session. ^^
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Postby TalAkMaChen » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:18 pm

Woa woa, and another new issue!

#1332: We Won’t, We Won’t Rock You [Sedgistan; ed: Candlewhisper Archive]

The Issue

Attendance at last week’s stoning in @@CAPITAL@@ Square was at a record low, as citizens decided instead to take a healthy walk, read self-improvement books, or merely exchange pleasantries with one another.

The Debate

1. “It ain’t right!” gripes souvenir rock distributor @@RANDOMNAME@@, gesturing to @@HIS@@ unwanted supplies of pointy rocks and bags of reinforced gravel. “Last week’s stoning only had a boring old murderer — what punter’s gonna waste high-grade silicates on them? Bring back the mafia kingpins! Chainsaw maniacs! Send the police out to hunt them down, from wherever they can find them. Now they’re worth a good chunk of quartz, eh?”

2. “It’s not the quality of targets that’s the problem,” opines your brother, tossing a stone at a nearby barn door, and missing. “It’s that there aren’t enough to go around. Stoning is a noble art, and you should show your appreciation with a steady stream of targets, be they petty thieves or jaywalkers. How else can I perfect my technique?”

3. “If you want these events to draw a crowd, there’s no sense in everyone getting stoned,” chortles rock fan @@RANDOMNAME@@. “This needs to be a special occasion that lives long in the memories of all those young and old — well, except the victims. We need stadia, lights, loud music and audience participation! Let’s get the crowd rocking!”

4. “No! You violate the sacred stones by causing harm to fellow men,” implores Sunbeam @@ANIMAL@@ @@RANDOMLASTNAME@@, handing out calming tourmalines to all present. By placing crystals on their corresponding chakras we can use the healing energy to cure offenders of their negative thoughts. As the Almighty Agate teaches us: ‘Let he who be without sin, cast the first stone.’ No, NO, AAAAGGH!”

5. “Few have the stones to look a fellow human in the eyes and kill them,” rasps Freda Beggins, a diminutive and hairy-toed master stonethrower, as she demonstrates her left-arm unorthodox spin delivery on a stray @@ANIMAL@@. “Leave the job to the professionals, and we’ll get it done. Quick. Brutal. Merciless.”


Funny one! I guess it's safe to assume option 5 is a set name, 4 partly.

Edit: Names macronized where appropriate since I got a different set today.

Still "only" at ~50% to the 500 pages.
Just a note on 1331: The names (and genders) of the speakers 1+2 are random, 3 might be female randomname. :)
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:54 pm

Oooh, naise! ^^

Sure, I will do the names later! Not having a lot of experience, I thought that I will leave these in first and then ask you guys on what they could be. Thanks for the heads-up!



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Postby TalAkMaChen » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:10 am

There was a recent change to 604, option 1 so also the list's wording should be altered accordingly. If only "ex-husband" became "ex-partner" as indicated, this should go easy.

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Postby Trotterdam » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:27 am

#1331 option 3 is unavailable for nations with No Computers.

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Postby Samantha-Higgs » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:49 am

TalAkMaChen wrote:
Woa woa, and another new issue!

#1332: We Won’t, We Won’t Rock You [Sedgistan; ed: Candlewhisper Archive]

The Issue

Attendance at last week’s stoning in @@CAPITAL@@ Square was at a record low, as citizens decided instead to take a healthy walk, read self-improvement books, or merely exchange pleasantries with one another.

The Debate

1. “It ain’t right!” gripes souvenir rock distributor Pete Dlamini, gesturing to his unwanted supplies of pointy rocks and bags of reinforced gravel. “Last week’s stoning only had a boring old murderer — what punter’s gonna waste high-grade silicates on them? Bring back the mafia kingpins! Chainsaw maniacs! Send the police out to hunt them down, from wherever they can find them. Now they’re worth a good chunk of quartz, eh?”

2. “It’s not the quality of targets that’s the problem,” opines your brother, tossing a stone at a nearby barn door, and missing. “It’s that there aren’t enough to go around. Stoning is a noble art, and you should show your appreciation with a steady stream of targets, be they petty thieves or jaywalkers. How else can I perfect my technique?”

3. “If you want these events to draw a crowd, there’s no sense in everyone getting stoned,” chortles rock fan Victoria Le Chiffre. “This needs to be a special occasion that lives long in the memories of all those young and old — well, except the victims. We need stadia, lights, loud music and audience participation! Let’s get the crowd rocking!”

4. “No! You violate the sacred stones by causing harm to fellow men,” implores Sunbeam @@ANIMAL@@ Savage, handing out calming tourmalines to all present. By placing crystals on their corresponding chakras we can use the healing energy to cure offenders of their negative thoughts. As the Almighty Agate teaches us: ‘Let he who be without sin, cast the first stone.’ No, NO, AAAAGGH!”

5. “Few have the stones to look a fellow human in the eyes and kill them,” rasps Freda Beggins, a diminutive and hairy-toed master stonethrower, as she demonstrates her left-arm unorthodox spin delivery on a stray @@ANIMAL@@. “Leave the job to the professionals, and we’ll get it done. Quick. Brutal. Merciless.”


Funny one! I guess it's safe to assume option 5 is a set name, 4 partly.


Still "only" at ~50% to the 500 pages.
Just a note on 1331: The names (and genders) of the speakers 1+2 are random, 3 might be female randomname. :)

Valentine Z here! Under this nation, I got these names, so just thought I could use this for myself later. ^^

Option 1: Wolfgang Whedon
Option 3: Charles Davis
Option 4: Sunbeam @@ANIMAL@@ Savage. I got Savage, so... I think the last name is random.
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#204 Lack of Doctors Needs Cure

The Issue

A newspaper article revealed that patients are waiting months for the most urgent operations. Hospitals have blamed it on a lack of qualified doctors and nurses.

The Debate

1. "The problem is that there just aren't enough incentives to enter the medical profession," says Doctor @@RANDOMNAME@@. "We need to advertise government grants for medical students, and give more funding to educational centres of medicine. If you don't act quickly then @@NAME@@ will have a full-blown healthcare crisis!"

2. "Nah, it's just that we don't have the numbers of graduates or young doctors needed to fill the gap before we have a 'crisis'," says @@RANDOMNAME@@, leafing through pages of statistics. "The best solution is to remove the immigration ban and recruit doctors from abroad. If we snag 'em from the poorer countries then we won't have to spend half as much as grants would cost us."

3. "Nah, it's just that we don't have the numbers of graduates or young doctors needed to fill the gap before we have a 'crisis'," says @@RANDOMNAME@@, leafing through pages of statistics. "The best solution is to recruit doctors from abroad. If we snag 'em from the poorer countries then we won't have to spend half as much as grants would cost us."

4. "Or we could NOT waste money on bringing foreigners into the country," grumbles @@RANDOMNAME@@, a wealthy businessperson. "And giving money to the students? How many of them do you think will stay the whole course, hmm? How many @@CURRENCYPLURAL@@ are we going to burn on this? Our healthcare system is great, there are thousands upon thousands of nations that would give their right province for what we have. I think we can afford to let go of some of that funding and give the good people of @@NAME@@ a tax break, don't you?"

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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:08 am

Valentine Z wrote:#1000: Should Democracy Be Compulsory?

1. ...popular social media identity @@RANDOMNAME@@...

2. “Tabitha actually makes a great and under-rated point,” says @@RANDOMNAME@@ in a post with no geo-tag...

I haven't received any issues for a good year or so, but is "Tabitha" in 1000.2 supposed to be @@RANDOMFIRSTNAME1@@ (or macros to that effect) or is this an accidental holdover from the Jutsa days?
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Postby Tien Nemh » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:52 am

Hey! Yet another new issue! Cool!

#1333: Married With Benefits? [South Ccanda; ed: Zwangzug]

The Issue

To your extended family’s pleasant surprise, your cousin Rajesh has finally found someone willing to marry him. However, as soon as the marriage license was signed, your newest in-law unilaterally announced a separation.

The Debate

1. “Now that I’m a @@DEMONYM@@ citizen, why would I stick around with this dweeb?” Ganondorf Alvarez, the unscrupulous groom, asks quite reasonably. “I failed the citizenship test twice before I met Rajesh, otherwise I’d never have given him the time of day. We need real immigration reform so that the citizenship exam isn’t so onerous; then maybe future migrants won’t have to resort to marriages of convenience.”


2. “I have been swindled!” pouts Rajesh. “I thought he loved me, but he only did it for the citizenship! I planned this wedding for months! You must assign a test to everyone who marries in @@NAME@@ to ensure that they actually love each other, so no one else falls victim to this fraud.”

3. “Why should marrying a @@DEMONYM@@ grant someone citizenship?” says your brother, who never liked Rajesh anyway. “If you ask me, it’d be a lot easier just to make our disloyal residents someone else’s problem if they love foreigners enough to marry one. In fact, if you don’t ask me, that’s still my opinion. Send Rajesh — and anyone else who wants to marry an alien — packing, and good riddance.”


There's probably a lot of macros in this one, depending on whether your nation allows gay marriage, for instance.
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Postby TalAkMaChen » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:11 am

Well, #1333 also got a lot more options. I doubt that numbering is correct as 1-3.
I got 1,3,5...

#1333: Married With Benefits? [South Ccanda; ed: Zwangzug]

The Issue
To your extended family’s pleasant surprise, your cousin @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@ has finally found someone willing to marry him. However, as soon as the marriage license was signed, your newest in-law unilaterally announced a separation.

The Debate
1. “Now that I’m a @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ citizen, why would I stick around with this dweeb?” @@RANDOMFEMALENAME@@, the unscrupulous bride, asks quite reasonably. “I failed the citizenship test twice before I met @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@, otherwise I’d never have given him the time of day. We need real immigration reform so that the citizenship exam isn’t so onerous; then maybe future migrants won’t have to resort to marriages of convenience.”

2. “Now that I’m a @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ citizen, why would I stick around with this dweeb?” @@RANDOMMALENAME@@, the unscrupulous groom, asks quite reasonably. “I failed the citizenship test twice before I met @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@, otherwise I’d never have given him the time of day. We need real immigration reform so that the citizenship exam isn’t so onerous; then maybe future migrants won’t have to resort to marriages of convenience.”

3. “I have been swindled!” pouts @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@. “I thought she loved me, but she only did it for the citizenship! I planned this wedding for months! You must assign a test to everyone who marries in @@NAME@@ to ensure that they actually love each other, so no one else falls victim to this fraud.”

4. “I have been swindled!” pouts @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@. “I thought he loved me, but he only did it for the citizenship! I planned this wedding for months! You must assign a test to everyone who marries in @@NAME@@ to ensure that they actually love each other, so no one else falls victim to this fraud.”

5. “Why should marrying @@A@@ @@DEMONYM@@ grant someone citizenship?” says your brother, who never liked @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@ anyway. “If you ask me, it’d be a lot easier just to make our disloyal residents someone else’s problem if they love foreigners enough to marry one. In fact, if you don’t ask me, that’s still my opinion. Send @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@ — and anyone else who wants to marry an alien — packing, and good riddance.”

6. “Why should marrying @@A@@ @@DEMONYM@@ grant someone citizenship?” says your brother, who never liked @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@ anyway. “If you ask me, it’d be a lot easier just to make our disloyal residents someone else’s problem if they love foreigners enough to marry one. In fact, if you don’t ask me, that’s still my opinion. Send @@RANDOMMALEFIRSTNAME_1@@ — and anyone else who wants to marry an alien — packing, and good riddance.”


EDIT: Now, this looks proper. Options 1+3+5 are for nations with Heterosexuality policy, 2+4+6 are for those that allow same-sex marriages. Weird enough, this somehow enforces the cousin to be gay, then.


Note on #1329: Speaker 1 is now limited to male, so the reference in option 2 is always "shorter than his", i.e. no more female reference there.


Another mystery: #472,5 is hidden to some nations. I hadn't noticed that before :blush: but just got it with only two options (2+4) at War Dogs XI. My speculations hint towards a too high Scientific Advancement, Atheism, or some previous choice.
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Postby Valentine Z » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:30 pm

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Section 4
  • Added #1332: We Won’t, We Won’t Rock You [Sedgistan; ed: Candlewhisper Archive] into the list.
  • Added #1333: Married With Benefits? [South Ccanda; ed: Zwangzug] into the list.


Issue Master List 0250 – 0275
  • Edited Issue 269,3: Replaced asterisk (*) with square brackets to Option 3. Removed # from [[color=#blue]Must not have State Press[/color]].


Issue Master List 0740 – 0759
  • Added a space after “ed:”.
  • Issue 741,1: Added validity. Must have curfew. Set *
  • Issue 741,2: Added validity. Must not have curfew. Set *
  • Issue 741,3: Added validity. Must have internet AND computers. Set **
  • Issue 741,4: Added validity. Must have computers. Set **


Issue Master List 0780 – 0799
  • Added a space after “ed:”.
  • Issue 797,1: Added Validity. Must not kill dissidents. Set *
  • Issue 797,2: Added Validity. Must kill dissidents. Set *
  • Issue 797,4: Added Validity. Must have Free Press. Set **
  • Issue 797,5: Added Validity. Must have State Press. Set **
  • Issue 797,6: Added Validity. Must have Elections. Set ***
  • Issue 797,7: Added Validity. Must not have Elections. Set ***


Issue Master List 0800 – 0819
  • Added a space after “ed:”.
  • Section-wide fix: @@RANDOMNAMEMALE@@ → @@RANDOMMALENAME@@.
  • Issue 803,4: Added validity: Must not have Vegetarianism. Set *
  • Issue 803,5: Added validity: Must have Vegetarianism. Set *
  • Issue 809,1: Added validity: Allows Alcohol. Set *
  • Issue 809,2: Added validity: Prohibition. Set *
  • Issue 809,3: Added validity: Has Private Industry. Set **
  • Issue 809,4: Added validity: No Private Industry. Set **
  • Issue 815,1: Added validity: Has Private Industry. Set *
  • Issue 815,2: Added validity: No Private Industry. Set *
  • Issue 815,3:
    • quails @@RANDOMNAME@@ → quails @@RANDOMMALENAME@@
    • behind his pineapple → behind @@HIS@@ pineapple


Issue Master List 0820 – 0839
  • Issue 823,2: Added validity. “Must have private industry.” Added square bracket to the issue option.


Issue Master List 1120 – 1139
  • Issue 1121,4: Edited validity. [Must have unlocked @@FAITH@@] → [Must have unlocked @@FAITH@@, and set with a name in Settings]


Issue Master List 1180 – 1199
  • Issue 1181,4: Added validity. No Feudalism. Square-bracket / standalone.


Issue Master List 1320 – 1339


Side comment: I am hoping that I did the asterisks correctly. I am only now fully-aware of how these asterisks work. My convention as of now, which I hope I am correct, is that, for instance, Set * and Set ** can appear together, but multiple choices from Set * cannot appear.

EDIT: And with this, I mark TalAkMaChen's big validity chain complete! I will be moving on from Page 248, figured that it will be easier for me to work from earliest to latest! ^^ Thank you for your utmost contribution! :D

EDIT 2: No wait... there are the other changes below. Ohh... next week! ^^
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Postby TalAkMaChen » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:02 pm

Valentine Z wrote:-snip-
Issue Master List 1120 – 1139
  • Issue 1121,4: Edited validity. [Must have unlocked @@FAITH@@] → [Must have unlocked @@FAITH@@, and set with a name in Settings]

-snap-


I'm still looking into this issue (among others with unclear validities. Having unlocked and set @@FAITH@@ is not enough. Also not having a religiousness above 5 or 10 (which seems to be a threshold for some other options). I need more nations with 500+ million citizen to check that ... :unsure:

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Postby Valentine Z » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:04 pm

TalAkMaChen wrote:
Valentine Z wrote:-snip-
Issue Master List 1120 – 1139
  • Issue 1121,4: Edited validity. [Must have unlocked @@FAITH@@] → [Must have unlocked @@FAITH@@, and set with a name in Settings]

-snap-


I'm still looking into this issue (among others with unclear validities. Having unlocked and set @@FAITH@@ is not enough. Also not having a religiousness above 5 or 10 (which seems to be a threshold for some other options). I need more nations with 500+ million citizen to check that ... :unsure:

Yeah, I have seen and were aware of the ones that you are uncertain as well. But I figured that I will add them in because I am making a clear changelog. So if there needs to be removal or edits, then it can still be done easily. ^^

Could be that some of the issues have a NS stat prerequisite? Would be quite unique and fascinating if that's such a case.



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Postby TalAkMaChen » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:53 am

Valentine Z wrote:Could be that some of the issues have a NS stat prerequisite? Would be quite unique and fascinating if that's such a case.



It would appear so, yes. Issue #556 has option 2 hidden not just for Atheist nations but also to those with Religiousness lower than X (Where X is 3...10; it was not seen at 3 but seen at 10.. so the limit could be somewhere around there).
Similar: #949.4 Scientific Advancement alone cannot be the trigger. It was hidden at a nation with SciAd 269 (and -74, okay) but seen at 68 and 108 (contrary to Jutsa's confirmation back then - unless it was changed at some day).

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Valentine Z wrote:Sure, I will do the names later! Not having a lot of experience, I thought that I will leave these in first and then ask you guys on what they could be.

I've just got #1217 "Monkey Business" - I saw a zookeeper named Nosipho Dahl in the description (probably @@RANDOMNAME@@ instead, but definitely not fixed as Earl Gray) and a defence lawyer named Wil Krugman in option 2 (definitely @@RANDOMNAME@@ instead of being fixed as Kendra Mulder!).
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Postby Valentine Z » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:01 am

Tinhampton wrote:
Valentine Z wrote:Sure, I will do the names later! Not having a lot of experience, I thought that I will leave these in first and then ask you guys on what they could be.

I've just got #1217 "Monkey Business" - I saw a zookeeper named Nosipho Dahl in the description (probably @@RANDOMNAME@@ instead, but definitely not fixed as Earl Gray) and a defence lawyer named Wil Krugman in option 2 (definitely @@RANDOMNAME@@ instead of being fixed as Kendra Mulder!).

I could edit that in the next changelog. Thank you! ^^



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Postby Harmonic Empire » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:35 pm

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The Issue
The invasion of Ausonia was supposed to be over by last Maxxmas. However, the Ishkurian army has found itself in a state of deadlock with the enemy. Many of your frontline generals are complaining about the lack of battle-readiness of your newest recruits, and reporting that they are panicking when under fire. To counter this, it has been suggested that Harmonic Empire should increase the intensity of live-fire training exercises.

The Debate
1. “This makes perfect sense to me,” proclaims General Harris, setting up a line of toy soldiers on a map of the front-line, which is a safe 300 miles away. “Training should be more realistic, to make sure new recruits are ready for front-line battlefield conditions. This won’t be risk free, of course, and we’d accept a training fatality rate of one percent. Actually... better make it two percent, just to be on the safe side. Better that than dying in the field, eh?”

2. “If you want better morale, the answer is not more dangerous training,” opines a former social worker turned army lieutenant. “The answer is emotional support workers, a military culture open to talking about feelings, and support bundles for front line forces feeling the stress. We should be teaching our soldiers to admit to crying, and feeling scared. Everybody gets frightened sometimes!”

3. “There’s a far simpler solution,” states Major General Oliver, sending the lieutenant scurrying out of the room by firing a cap gun. “As soon as a new recruit signs on the dotted line, have the recruitment officer shoot him in the leg with a pistol, then the new recruit will know what being shot feels like. It will only take a couple of months to recover from a flesh wound, the same amount of time training takes. Then we can ship them off to the front-line, confident in the knowledge that they’ve already been through worse.”

4. “It’s not just the military that needs to be prepared,” observes Brigadier van Straaten laconically. “At the moment, we’re taking the fight to Ausonia. War has a propensity of turning up surprises, and maybe in a year or so Ausonia will be taking the fight to us. We also need to toughen up our civilians — get them used to bombs falling around them as well, so that they will become proficient at getting into shelters quickly, then carrying on with life after an air-raid. Start bombing our own towns and cities now!”

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