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Factbook Question/Answer Thread

Postby Euroslavia » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:15 pm

If you have any sort of question concerning factbooks here or in-game, coding issues, help with development, or any question dealing with an issue here, feel free to post it. I would encourage player interaction here, help each other out to promote the quality of posting here and of the factbooks in-game.

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Themiclesia
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Postby Themiclesia » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:02 pm

I've always harboured a burning question about news-oriented threads. Should we organize our individual news articles into a unified thread, which could be that of an individual nation or of a region, or otherwise post news as they come in individual threads? Which is more preferable?

Also, first.

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Postby Euroslavia » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:30 pm

Themiclesia wrote:I've always harboured a burning question about news-oriented threads. Should we organize our individual news articles into a unified thread, which could be that of an individual nation or of a region, or otherwise post news as they come in individual threads? Which is more preferable?

Also, first.


I'd strongly recommend keeping it in one thread. I also think it'd be better for the readers as well, so that if they think your writing style is great, they can read other news articles of what's happening in your nation rather than having to search for multiple threads.
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Postby Extraplanetary Outpost 02 New Horizons » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:47 pm

I'm not exactly sure where this should be asked, and if it's already been answered, feel free to let me know. Is there a special kind of formatting used in News Dispatches? Or is it pretty much up to the creator? (Also, if there's a "Guide to Dispatches" thread anyone, I'd be very appreciative if someone could direct me to it)

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Postby Themiclesia » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:58 pm

Extraplanetary Outpost 02 New Horizons wrote:I'm not exactly sure where this should be asked, and if it's already been answered, feel free to let me know. Is there a special kind of formatting used in News Dispatches? Or is it pretty much up to the creator? (Also, if there's a "Guide to Dispatches" thread anyone, I'd be very appreciative if someone could direct me to it)

I'd say it's very much up to the creator of that news dispatch.

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Postby Lolomz » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:48 am

About Armed Forces Factbooks ,Do You Have Any Knowlege How Organise The Tables And Another Question Is Did You Have Any Good Example ,Thanks
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Postby The Empire of Krystalis » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:36 pm

I've seen nice wikipedia-like maps on some factbooks and would like to know how I could do the same? Is there a certain software needed? Or even just a way to create maps, not necessarily like wikipedia's?

Any recommendations are welcome, thanks.
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Postby Themiclesia » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:01 pm

The Empire of Krystalis wrote:I've seen nice wikipedia-like maps on some factbooks and would like to know how I could do the same? Is there a certain software needed? Or even just a way to create maps, not necessarily like wikipedia's?

Any recommendations are welcome, thanks.

Wikipedia provides blanks (borders of countries marked on a white background) of globes and maps of the present and at various times in the past. A simply Google search with "wikipedia blank maps" should provide an ample selection of these. Of course, if your desired maps aren't based on Earth, you'd need to make your own maps.

You could colour these in for your customized map.
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Postby Nueva Uruguay » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:07 pm

I would like to continue this topic: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=310184&p=21534785#p21534785

Should I create a new thread, or bump the existing one?
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Postby Nioya » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:35 am

How do I write an overview? What is a good thing that could be put into that category?

How are legislation and politics different? How are those distinct categories?

What is the international categories for?
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Postby Desmendura » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:18 am

Nioya wrote:How do I write an overview? What is a good thing that could be put into that category?

How to write an overview? It depends on what suits you best, I'd recommend a wiki-style overview however. The best thing to be put into an overview, I believe, is the basics of your nation including, but not limited to:
  • Population
  • Brief History
  • Government
  • Nation's place in the world
  • Nation's role/importance in the world
Nioya wrote:How are legislation and politics different? How are those distinct categories?

Legislation refers to laws while politics refer to the general ways on how the country is run, AFAIK.
Nioya wrote:What are the international categories for?

You mean those WA Categories (i.e Inoffensive Centrist Democracy, Psychotic Dictatorship)? If so, then they classify your nation based on the level of Civil Rights, Economy, and Political Freedom.
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How to make a map of my nation?

Postby Migli » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:24 am

Could anyone give me a map design/create site because i can't find any site.

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Postby Coreyo Entertainment » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:02 pm

I don't know, if I should ask this here, but I'm looking for a photoshop expert, who can help me with drawing a map with provinces that I have in mind. TG me, if you are able to help. Thanks!
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Postby Vandario » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:59 pm

Migli wrote:Could anyone give me a map design/create site because i can't find any site.

I don't know, if I should ask this here, but I'm looking for a photoshop expert, who can help me with drawing a map with provinces that I have in mind. TG me, if you are able to help. Thanks!


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Postby Murden » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:48 pm

What is the difference between the kinds of dispatches?
I want to send some but between Factbook, Account, Bulletin, and Meta I don't know which to use.

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Postby Jute » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:30 am

Murden wrote:What is the difference between the kinds of dispatches?
I want to send some but between Factbook, Account, Bulletin, and Meta I don't know which to use.

The factbook page actually explains them.
Factbook: General Informations
Account: Personal stories from individual persons.
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Postby Maltropia » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:02 am

From the page:

Types of dispatch include Factbooks, which officially describe your nation, Bulletins, which address gameplay, and Accounts, which are articles or stories involving your nation's people.


So, use your judgement really. If you're still unsure where something specific should go, just ask.
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Postby Mazda-otta » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:26 pm

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but I want to get into role playing and wish to write a fact book. The problem here is that I want a small sized country that's extremely rural but yet, has not too little people. Would a country with 10 million to 30 million be realistic enough with a country 20 km^2? A rural and small country is my aim here.

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Postby Maltropia » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:35 pm

That might be too rural and too big, depending on what you're going for. Ireland has a population density of about 60/sq. km with our 4.5 million people. New Zealand, equally populous, is 17/sq. km, and Australia is less than 3/sq. km.

There are a few factors at play here. The geography is very important - how good is the land for farming? You can't forget the history - how long has it been settled? Older countries with better land will pretty much be more densely populated by default.

It also depends where you're roleplaying. If you're in a region that caps its populations at about RL levels, 10-30m could be about right, or it could be a bit too big. If you're in a region that doesn't, you could be looking at neighbours 100-1000 times more populous than you.
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Postby The Free Folk of the Penguin » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:44 pm

The Kingdom of the Free Folk of the Penguin is yielding its power to exist as a nation. Throughout our long and arduous history, penguins have been harassed and belittled to no end. The time of the penguins is not now, in fact, it never was. It's easy to think less of this great race of beings. The penguins, not known to most, are ardent students of astrology, geology, and anything ending in -ology. Too many people disregard the little guys, so the great penguins must return to our cave in Florida. However, the penguins are not gone. In fact, this is only the beginning. You cannot run from the penguins. They will find a way; they ARE the way. This world has seen too much hate. Penguins are the answer to all of the world's problems. Haven't you seen Planet of the Apes? Wouldn't that have been way better with penguins? Of course it would've you fools. It is no matter. The penguins will have their day.We are the penguins. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

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Postby Jute » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:53 am

The Free Folk of the Penguin wrote:The Kingdom of the Free Folk of the Penguin is yielding its power to exist as a nation. Throughout our long and arduous history, penguins have been harassed and belittled to no end. The time of the penguins is not now, in fact, it never was. It's easy to think less of this great race of beings. The penguins, not known to most, are ardent students of astrology, geology, and anything ending in -ology. Too many people disregard the little guys, so the great penguins must return to our cave in Florida. However, the penguins are not gone. In fact, this is only the beginning. You cannot run from the penguins. They will find a way; they ARE the way. This world has seen too much hate. Penguins are the answer to all of the world's problems. Haven't you seen Planet of the Apes? Wouldn't that have been way better with penguins? Of course it would've you fools. It is no matter. The penguins will have their day.We are the penguins. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

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Postby Mazda-otta » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:30 am

After taking into account of factors you brought up, would a 600,000 km^2 country, with a population of 2,500,000 million people brings us to about 4 people per squared mile, which I find suitable enough. With terrain similar to that of southeast Asia, would it be realistic to live in such a place?

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Postby Maltropia » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:17 am

Bhutan, the sparsest of the East Asian nations, is five times more densely populated than that; Laos is 28/sq km, Burma is 76. The rest are denser again. It wouldn't be unrealistic to live there, but if you have any cities at all than you'd be left with vast tracts of land with virtually no one in them. If you're a country of almost exclusively jungle and mountain, that might be plausible, but otherwise I'm inclined to suggest you be a bit bigger.
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Postby Mazda-otta » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:17 am

How about a population of 10 million people and a country 600,000 km^2? About 16 people were square kilometer.

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Postby Segundo Imperio Hispano » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:57 pm

hi,As I can put images in military factbook?

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