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Re: F&NI General Help Thread

Postby Yohannes » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:50 pm

Arcadian States and Commonwealths wrote:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1226929

I am trying to rework my military factbook, and I am wondering how to get my spoilers fro my ranks side by side?


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Postby Karevka » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:41 pm

So I need help with factbook ideas. The areas I need to expand are Economy (1 FB) and Culture (3 FBs).
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Re: F&NI General Help Thread

Postby Yohannes » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:18 pm

Karevka wrote:So I need help with factbook ideas. The areas I need to expand are Economy (1 FB) and Culture (3 FBs).


Hi Karevka, I haven't checked your Culture dispatches yet, but I've seen your "Non State-Owned Corporations and Companies (not complete, and probably won't be)" dispatch and I like what I'm seeing.

The best way to find the right ideas and get your nation-building rhythm moving is to use Google Search. What's on your mind? Try to Google search "state-owned enterprise."

I love reading random NationStates writers and worldbuilders' factbook dispatches. When I read someone's in-character dispatch or their Forum Posts history, I usually look at three things: What kind of writer are you. Why did you create your fictional nation (e.g. is this an internet troll or comedy nation account). What is your age bracket or background.

From reading your Forum Posts history and your factbook dispatches, I think you're going to do just fine. You've started from the basics. You did not copy generic Wikipedia articles or mundane Wikipedia information, such as how big is your GDP (I don't need to know), how influential is your economy (everyone's economy on NationStates is influential), and how much you import or export (I probably already know from reading your other dispatches). Instead, you've opted to write about the characteristics of your fictional country's legal entity types (e.g. state-owned corporations). It shows that you're invested in writing about the characteristics of your nation; its well-known distinctive features which set it apart from others.
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Postby Karevka » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:38 pm

Yohannes wrote:
Karevka wrote:So I need help with factbook ideas. The areas I need to expand are Economy (1 FB) and Culture (3 FBs).


Hi Karevka, I haven't checked your Culture dispatches yet, but I've seen your "Non State-Owned Corporations and Companies (not complete, and probably won't be)" dispatch and I like what I'm seeing.

The best way to find the right ideas and get your nation-building rhythm moving is to use Google Search. What's on your mind? Try to Google search "state-owned enterprise."

I love reading random NationStates writers and worldbuilders' factbook dispatches. When I read someone's in-character dispatch or their Forum Posts history, I usually look at three things: What kind of writer are you. Why did you create your fictional nation (e.g. is this an internet troll or comedy nation account). What is your age bracket or background.

From reading your Forum Posts history and your factbook dispatches, I think you're going to do just fine. You've started from the basics. You did not copy generic Wikipedia articles or mundane Wikipedia information, such as how big is your GDP (I don't need to know), how influential is your economy (everyone's economy on NationStates is influential), and how much you import or export (I probably already know from reading your other dispatches). Instead, you've opted to write about the characteristics of your fictional country's legal entity types (e.g. state-owned corporations). It shows that you're invested in writing about the characteristics of your nation; its well-known distinctive features which set it apart from others.


That's a good start. I feel like another distinct feature is how the Politburo is accountable to the Central State Committee, which can remove Politburo members need be. But I don't know where to go from there? One idea I had bouncing around was the role of women but I don't know how to compose it.
"Believe you can and your halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt

"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind" -Mikhail Gorbachev.

I'm just a simple man trying to make a country on the internet.

And yes I do not use NS stats.

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Re: F&NI General Help Thread

Postby Yohannes » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:18 pm

Karevka wrote:That's a good start. I feel like another distinct feature is how the Politburo is accountable to the Central State Committee, which can remove Politburo members need be. But I don't know where to go from there? One idea I had bouncing around was the role of women but I don't know how to compose it.


The main points of my previous post were as follows: Only you can find the best answers for your fictional nation. Independent thinking and research skills will help you more in the long run. You don't have to worry too much about whether what you write about is right or wrong because I know your age bracket and your educational background.

Google Search is your best friend. Try it. Once you've written something new about your nation, come back and post in the NS Non-Military Realism Consultation Thread.
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Postby Karevka » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:22 pm

Yohannes wrote:
Karevka wrote:That's a good start. I feel like another distinct feature is how the Politburo is accountable to the Central State Committee, which can remove Politburo members need be. But I don't know where to go from there? One idea I had bouncing around was the role of women but I don't know how to compose it.


The main points of my previous post were as follows: Only you can find the best answers for your fictional nation. Independent thinking and research skills will help you more in the long run. You don't have to worry too much about whether what you write about is right or wrong because I know your age bracket and your educational background.

Google Search is your best friend. Try it. Once you've written something new about your nation, come back and post in the NS Non-Military Realism Consultation Thread.


Okay.
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"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind" -Mikhail Gorbachev.

I'm just a simple man trying to make a country on the internet.

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The Titan Files - Don't read them

Postby Dictoriahon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:56 pm

Really, don't read them.
Except if you're the Supreme Leader.
And I'm the Supreme Leader.
Don't bother.

They are of the utmost importance.
Honestly, don't.
Everybody, ya hear me?
Maybe I shouldn't have posted this.

(Read the first letter of each line. Is this mnemonic too dumb?)
Last edited by Dictoriahon on Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Dictoriahon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:58 pm

Yup, it's too dumb.
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Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:28 pm

{ OOC: I disagree. This Factbook is fantastic. I especially love the fancy tables and graphs. }
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Re: F&NI General Help Thread

Postby Yohannes » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:00 pm

Dictoriahon wrote:
Really, don't read them.
Except if you're the Supreme Leader.
And I'm the Supreme Leader.
Don't bother.

They are of the utmost importance.
Honestly, don't.
Everybody, ya hear me?
Maybe I shouldn't have posted this.

(Read the first letter of each line. Is this code too dumb?)


TURTLESHROOM II wrote:{ OOC: I disagree. This Factbook is fantastic. I especially love the fancy tables and graphs. }


TURTLESHROOM II is right.

P.S. My favourite one: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=dic ... id=1232860

Simple and to the point. It's lovely!

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Postby Dictoriahon » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:18 pm

Yohannes wrote:
Dictoriahon wrote:
Really, don't read them.
Except if you're the Supreme Leader.
And I'm the Supreme Leader.
Don't bother.

They are of the utmost importance.
Honestly, don't.
Everybody, ya hear me?
Maybe I shouldn't have posted this.

(Read the first letter of each line. Is this code too dumb?)


TURTLESHROOM II wrote:{ OOC: I disagree. This Factbook is fantastic. I especially love the fancy tables and graphs. }


TURTLESHROOM II is right.

P.S. My favourite one: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=dic ... id=1232860

Simple and to the point. It's lovely!

Never give up if you enjoy writing here Image


Still working on that one!
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Postby Dictoriahon » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm

Dictoriahon wrote:Yup, it's too dumb.

By this, I refer to this:
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We are a nation of heavily suppressed loyal citizens led with an iron fist a benevolent hand by our wise ruler Supreme Leader Sebastian Dictorus. We treat our citizens with brutality hospitality and host a virtually decimated thriving environment.

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Postby Dictoriahon » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm

Dictoriahon wrote:Really, don't read them.
Except if you're the Supreme Leader.
And I'm the Supreme Leader.
Don't bother.

They are of the utmost importance.
Honestly, don't.
Everybody, ya hear me?
Maybe I shouldn't have posted this.

(Read the first letter of each line. Is this mnemonic too dumb?)
The Empire of Dictoriahon
Founded Nov. 30 2018
We are a nation of heavily suppressed loyal citizens led with an iron fist a benevolent hand by our wise ruler Supreme Leader Sebastian Dictorus. We treat our citizens with brutality hospitality and host a virtually decimated thriving environment.

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Postby A m e n r i a » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:17 pm

My Q&A is more desolate than I thought it would be. Am K doing something wrong?
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Postby Karevka » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:02 am

What thread can I ask in for someone to make some shoulder boards I drew? I literally have no idea where to ask for this stuff. I have to go bed soon so I can have the image up by tomorrow if anyone was interested.
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Postby Kyrusia » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:31 pm

Karevka wrote:What thread can I ask in for someone to make some shoulder boards I drew? I literally have no idea where to ask for this stuff. I have to go bed soon so I can have the image up by tomorrow if anyone was interested.

For future reference, threads such as this are listed in this sticky pinned at the top of this board.

There isn't a "shoulder board request thread"; there are flag, logo/seal, and map request threads. There is a Create Your Own Everything thread, which is geared more toward helping one another make your own graphics and art for your nation, showing such of, and constructive criticism related to such. While some folks in the thread may be willing to design something for you, it is not generally a request thread, so keep that in mind if you post there.
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Postby Karevka » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:42 pm

Kyrusia wrote:
Karevka wrote:What thread can I ask in for someone to make some shoulder boards I drew? I literally have no idea where to ask for this stuff. I have to go bed soon so I can have the image up by tomorrow if anyone was interested.

For future reference, threads such as this are listed in this sticky pinned at the top of this board.

There isn't a "shoulder board request thread"; there are flag, logo/seal, and map request threads. There is a Create Your Own Everything thread, which is geared more toward helping one another make your own graphics and art for your nation, showing such of, and constructive criticism related to such. While some folks in the thread may be willing to design something for you, it is not generally a request thread, so keep that in mind if you post there.

Thanks. I was just put a little off by the No Begging part of the title.
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Postby Kyrusia » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:07 pm

Karevka wrote:
Kyrusia wrote:For future reference, threads such as this are listed in this sticky pinned at the top of this board.

There isn't a "shoulder board request thread"; there are flag, logo/seal, and map request threads. There is a Create Your Own Everything thread, which is geared more toward helping one another make your own graphics and art for your nation, showing such of, and constructive criticism related to such. While some folks in the thread may be willing to design something for you, it is not generally a request thread, so keep that in mind if you post there.

Thanks. I was just put a little off by the No Begging part of the title.

Well really people shouldn't be begging in any thread, even the request threads. No one is obligated to make another player something, and given that isn't a request thread, it's understandable to be in the title to make that clear.

That said, I'm sure someone might be willing to help you improve your own stuff, point you in the direction of tutorials, and generally help out with regard to the same.
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Seems many NSers are RPing nations "opposite" of.....

Postby Ding Ling » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:20 am

their beliefs. There is some sort of appeal in playing the bad guy or playing a Nation which you consider/perceive is a bad guy for having the opposite beliefs as you. It's the same reason why some people chose to play as Cobra when playing with Hasbro toys while you were younger or chose the Brotherhood of Nod while playing C & C. Am I right? Or are there other reasons? :lol:

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Postby Earthbound Immortal Squad » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:23 am

Or maybe the appeal to role playing is that you can be something you normally wouldn't be.
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Postby Borovan entered the region as he » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:26 am

It's boring when you're doing the same beliefs. But I don't see them as necessarily a bad guy.
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Postby The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:29 am

Ding Ling wrote:their beliefs. There is some sort of appeal in playing the bad guy or playing a Nation which you consider/perceive is a bad guy for having the opposite beliefs as you. It's the same reason why some people chose to play as Cobra when playing with Hasbro toys while you were younger or chose the Brotherhood of Nod while playing C & C. Am I right? Or are there other reasons? :lol:


> Implying that the Brotherhood of Nod aren’t the good guys

That’s a bad take, if I’ve ever seen one. Kane did literally nothing wrong. You can’t kill the messiah. Peace through power. One vision, one purpose. He who controls the past commands the future, He who commands the future, conquers the past. And so on and such.
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Postby -Ocelot- » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:05 am

Ding Ling wrote:their beliefs. There is some sort of appeal in playing the bad guy or playing a Nation which you consider/perceive is a bad guy for having the opposite beliefs as you. It's the same reason why some people chose to play as Cobra when playing with Hasbro toys while you were younger or chose the Brotherhood of Nod while playing C & C. Am I right? Or are there other reasons? :lol:


I think it has to do with simplicity, too.

What's easier to manage and create? A fully-fledged realistic nation that mirrors your predictably complex beliefs; or a comical, one-dimensional dictatorship ruled by "the bad guys"? Understandably, a lot of people don't have the time or courage to do the former.
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Postby Chan Island » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:06 am

Because it's fun. :)
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Postby South Acren » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:10 am

I dunno. Some people enjoy seeing the argument from their enemy's eyes. Or maybe they set their enemies up to fail against them. I do not know. I always run the evil dictatorship that needs to be removed. I mean who doesnt want to play the bad guys. Usually they get the cool stuff.
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