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When and how did you find NationStates?

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What year was it?

Poll ended at Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:51 am

2002-2003
3
5%
2004-2005
5
8%
2006-2007
1
2%
2008-2009
4
6%
2010-2011
4
6%
2012-2013
5
8%
2014-2015
6
10%
2016-2017
19
30%
2018-2019
16
25%
 
Total votes : 63

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Veceria
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Founded: Jul 12, 2009
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Veceria » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:56 am

I was bored enough to google random things like "nation rp game" during one extremely boring summer.
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Candlewhisper Archive
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Founded: Aug 28, 2015
Anarchy

Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 am

Al Amarja wrote:
Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Out of curiosity, what brought y'all to nationstates? A friend? Found it yourself? Adverts?


OH wow, that's awesome. I've, uh, been doing this game for a REALLY long time. Like, since, 2002? Or 2003? Something like that? And this is the nicest thing I've ever heard. Thank you so much for letting me know.

I was a big fan of Robin Laws so when I was forced to make an emergency name change (now THERE'S a story...) I went for that, but didn't quite pick up the mannerisms of Her Exaltedness or anything, just kept going with the oddball riff I was already going with.

Good lord, I've been here a long time, haven't I?

But seriously, this is very awesome and gave me a much-needed smile on a cold evening.

Thank you.


No, thank you. I would never have been here if it wasn't for you.

Old Tyrannia wrote:I've merged two fairly similar threads together here. Unfortunately it seems to have done away with one of the thread's attached polls, which I hadn't realised was going to happen. My apologies.

I discovered NationStates waaay back in 2009 whilst looking up a book series I was a fan of then, the Icemark Chronicles. I chanced across a nation on NS named after one of the fictional countries in the book, found the concept intriguing and that was that. Old Tyrannia and its ironically slightly older twin, New Imperial Tyrannia, were made the same day; the latter was my main account until I turned automatic login off for some reason and only then realised to my horror that I couldn't remember the password.


Thanks for the merge, saves me some embarrassment.
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BlackLight Covenant
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Founded: Apr 24, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby BlackLight Covenant » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:31 am

I barely even remember how I discovered NationStates, to be quite frank, but I most likely just ran into it at some point, and thought it looked interesting, so I joined this place as frozen guns, ending up in some RP region a few days afterwards. Fun times, and eh, the place's rather linear line of successor regions is still going, hell, even housing a relatively small part of the core community of the original region.

This specific nation of mine is probably the fourth puppet I made specifically for the place I currently reside in.

Edit: how specifically specific.
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Its government and society are made up of three massive conglomerates.
They maintain joint control over affairs normal governments would otherwise be concerned with.

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Andsed
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Founded: Aug 24, 2017
New York Times Democracy

Postby Andsed » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:51 am

A friend introduced me to this and at first I just answered questions and such before beginning to migrate to the forums. I started with F7 before going into portal to the multiverse and then into NSG. I remember I had a long inactive period before coming back and staying and here I am.
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Jolthig
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Founded: Aug 31, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Jolthig » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:34 am

When I was very young, i had an obsession with having an imaginary nation. I would often doodle about nations, drawing maps, and fighting wars with my friends.

Wanting to do so online, i found nationstates, and created this account, Jolthig, on August 31st, 2010.
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Spunkland
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Posts: 27
Founded: Feb 20, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Spunkland » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 am

This Australian guy i was following kept posting images of his nations headlines and it looked freaking hilarious so I joined and was hooked immediately. I prefer games where you build nations, be graphic or text. This had a lot of humor as well which made it more appealing. I dont know any games similar.
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Belinka
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Posts: 51
Founded: Mar 16, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Belinka » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:51 am

Started this shabang in 2017. A friend had recommended it to me, and wanted to start a role playing region which we did and couldn’t succeed in. Some of the people in the region abused powers and whatnot, dumb stuff.

Started on the forums literally today, this is my first post outside of IC stuff.
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Tekania
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Founded: May 26, 2004
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tekania » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:58 pm

Happened upon seeing it while spying on people's computer usage.
Such heroic nonsense!

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Coralland
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Posts: 1
Founded: Mar 01, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Coralland » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:01 pm

I googled "country simulators" and this was one of the best online simulators I could find. :)

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Wabberjocky
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Posts: 21
Founded: Oct 07, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Wabberjocky » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:02 pm

I saw the reference on the cover of a Max Barry novel.

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The Russian Nations
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Founded: Jun 27, 2017
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby The Russian Nations » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:03 pm

When i was searching polandball then i found this.
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Farnhamia
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Founded: Jun 20, 2006
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Farnhamia » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:09 pm

I was crossing the street in the rain one day and something reached out of the storm drain and grabbed my ankle and ... no, wait, that was something else. I honestly don't remember.
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Candlewhisper Archive
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Founded: Aug 28, 2015
Anarchy

Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:44 am

Farnhamia wrote:I was crossing the street in the rain one day and something reached out of the storm drain and grabbed my ankle and ... no, wait, that was something else. I honestly don't remember.


No that was Nationstates. It's one of Max's more unconventional recruitment tactics.

He got me with the whole monster under the bed shtick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUHC9tYz8ik
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The Blaatschapen
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Anarchy

Postby The Blaatschapen » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:15 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:I was crossing the street in the rain one day and something reached out of the storm drain and grabbed my ankle and ... no, wait, that was something else. I honestly don't remember.


No that was Nationstates. It's one of Max's more unconventional recruitment tactics.

He got me with the whole monster under the bed shtick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUHC9tYz8ik


Once he even wrote a book to promote his game.
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Ghost Land
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Founded: Feb 14, 2014
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Ghost Land » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:59 am

The poll, which was removed when CWA's thread (which had no poll) was merged into this one, has been restored. I encourage people to vote in the poll if their vote was removed along with the poll, or even if they hadn't voted before its removal.
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Arandias
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Posts: 10
Founded: Sep 21, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Arandias » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:05 am

Last September, actually. I was jonesing for some Nation building games and couldn't afford any Paradox games so I just looked up nation build games online.
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Planet Lucia
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Posts: 18
Founded: Jan 31, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Planet Lucia » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:11 am

I joined the game by an invitation request to try it out from my old best friend back in 2018 who is on here as Anime North America. After a bit of getting used to how it works, I liked it and so I am stuck here. :)
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Krasny-Volny
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Founded: Nov 20, 2010
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Krasny-Volny » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:31 am

An RP on this site came up in the search results when I was searching for keywords for something else I believe.
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Great Old South
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Posts: 18
Founded: Sep 21, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Great Old South » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:52 pm

08'/09 I think. Don't even know what nation I signed up as back then. I left a few times since. Came back last September and was surprised this place was still active.
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Bozopolis
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Posts: 21
Founded: Feb 15, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Bozopolis » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm

A friend introduced it to me in... I wanna say middle school? I don't remember the exact year.



We're not friends anymore.
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Nanatsu no Tsuki
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Founded: Feb 10, 2008
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm

Early 2008. I was linked to the site by a former acquaintance. They had made a nation so that piqued my interest. They no longer use the site but I stayed. It's been a decade now. Wow.
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Tondo Federation
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Posts: 108
Founded: Apr 25, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Tondo Federation » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:35 am

Winter of 2016, when the r/polandball and r/vexillology community led me into this website.
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Immoren
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Founded: Mar 20, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Immoren » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:55 am

I found it in reed boat at the bank of Nile after I woke on the bank with horrible hangover. Sometime during the New Kingdom.
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MineLegotia and Equestria
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Founded: Jul 22, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby MineLegotia and Equestria » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:58 am

Free Arabian Nation wrote:
Pan-Asiatic States wrote:



Wait, what

Why is Bronyism and NS so correlated

Magnets.


It's just this one dude who wrote Fics about his nation.
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Havarland
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Posts: 201
Founded: Nov 24, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Havarland » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:34 am

Planet Lucia wrote:I joined the game by an invitation request to try it out from my old best friend back in 2018 who is on here as Anime North America. After a bit of getting used to how it works, I liked it and so I am stuck here. :)

I know you won't read it, but…It doesn't seem like you were stuck here :D

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