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Cassadaigua
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Cassadaigua » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:18 am

Thank you to everyone who voted for our bid for your support, like Baker Park said, we won't let you down! Thank you also to those who voted for Pasarga/Mriin and while we were not your first choice you can have faith in us to still put on a strong tournament!
NS Sports’ only World Cup, World Bowl, World Cup of Hockey, World Baseball Classic and International Basketball Championships winner!

(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)


Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, & 19; WB 8 & 22; WCOH 11; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13 & 15, DBC 21
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77).
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54 & 67; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 43 & 45, Conferences within NSCAA 4, 5 & NSCH 1; WLC 7 & 30.

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Zwangzug
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Founded: Oct 19, 2006
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Zwangzug » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:11 am

Congrats to the WC hosts, and thanks to those of you who voted for Timuria and myself, we look forward to welcoming the next generation!

We are currently looking for two more BoF signups to bring us to 28 in total!

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The Archregimancy
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Democratic Socialists

Postby The Archregimancy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 am

My apologies for not voting.

I was quite ill this past week and over the weekend, unfortunately.

My vote would not have changed the results, however.
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Timuria
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Founded: Mar 25, 2019
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Timuria » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:15 am

Would just like to very quickly thank everyone for their votes, neither I or Zwangzug will let you down also congratulations to the World Cup hosts who I'm sure will do an excellent job.
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Zwangzug
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Zwangzug » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:50 pm

In response to a since-deleted query, Timuria and myself were open to a range of signup numbers/formats as specified in the bid thread, but given that the latter stages of signups can be unpredictably slow at times, we found it better to set an early cutoff. As 32 is an easily-working number, we're hard-closing here.

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Northwest Kalactin
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Ex-Nation

Postby Northwest Kalactin » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:14 am

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Zwangzug
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Zwangzug » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:21 pm

Baptism of Fire 71 is upon us, and telegrams will be going out to the participants imminently! Matchday One is scheduled for Friday the 22nd, to allow for a bye on US Thanksgiving.

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Welzat
Lobbyist
 
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Founded: Nov 12, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Welzat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:37 pm

Sorry I have been really busy in RL. I just saw my team lost a match in the Baptism of Fire can I still RP or am I eliminated? Sorry first time at all this.
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Zwangzug
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Zwangzug » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:49 pm

Welzat wrote:Sorry I have been really busy in RL. I just saw my team lost a match in the Baptism of Fire can I still RP or am I eliminated? Sorry first time at all this.

You can definitely still RP! There are two matches left in the group stage, and it's possible your team will advance beyond that if luck goes your way. But feel free to RP the most recent game, or any of the earlier ones.

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PotatoFarmers
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New York Times Democracy

Postby PotatoFarmers » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:40 pm

To clarify one thing with regards to the BoF, could the hosts explain what are tiebreakers being used for the group stage in the event of same number of points? I don't seem to be able to find the list of tiebreakers used.
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Baptism of Fire 71 Bronze Medalists

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Zwangzug
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Postby Zwangzug » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:14 pm

PotatoFarmers wrote:To clarify one thing with regards to the BoF, could the hosts explain what are tiebreakers being used for the group stage in the event of same number of points? I don't seem to be able to find the list of tiebreakers used.
Sorry, we discussed it but forgot to write it up for the bid! Overall GD is first, followed by head-to-head.

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Tinhampton
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Anarchy

Associated-Rediffusion presents... (cue the trombones)

Postby Tinhampton » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:47 pm

TL;DR - I AM RETIRING FROM NATIONSTATES

Everything I have on my desk at work

An unscrewed deskplate reading "Room 382 - Lydia Jarvis, Senior Management"
Welcome to the Finance Department - 1997 Edition
How Will YOU Manage? 2019 Edition
URGENT: Staff Code of Conduct, 2019/20
Several certificates of accomplishment, including Employee of the Year 2009
A mug - mostly used for coffee - circa 2010
A surprising tattered copy of Cure, by Jo Marchant
One colleague's cartoon, in which I am drinking from a wooden barrel of coffee, circa 2008
A picture of myself with my husband and daughter, circa 2012
A picture of myself standing on my knees at the company's 2005 Christmas Party
Notes about my transfer to London (officially summarised as "Just be fucking exemplary, Lydia - you'll need it...")
As you know, I used to live and work in senior management, somewhere in Cornwall. Following a marathon meeting with my boss this evening, he has agreed that my performance has been somehow wondrous enough for me to be "repatriated" to London on a full-time basis, even if it is on the northern, fancier, and - at least to Mum and Dad - the wronger side of the Thames. I will never know how it took them as little as five months to reach that decision, but it is appreciated anyway.

My upgrade in surroundings - although my husband, devoutly Mancunian as he is, would disagree - comes at the cost of several things. One of them are the friends I've pretended to make in the real world that just so happened to be frequently-deployed conversational buddies; another is any semblance of free time. That is why I am retiring from NationStates - or, at best, taking a hiatus of at least four years or so. (Thank you for your comments in advance, and I hope that you carry on kicking arse - figuratively if not vexillologically - in the Sporting Realms.) If I have omitted any traditional elements of a retirement message in this post, that's because I'm scrabbling away as fast as I can elsewhere trying to please the boss... no, not Mr Tin, although it's nice of you to think that!

Are you disappointed?

Relift your spirits by thwonking out every last word to my...
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My Kind of Love, by Emile Sande
(this list is in rough chronological order)
I'm thankful for the community at large for not being annoying - quite the opposite, in fact. Special mention must be granted to The Plough Islands (aka Michine) and Cassadaigua for the extra mile being gone in relation to them; who exactly moved, I am not sure, but the moving is still paying off well. NationStates and Discord remains the closest thing I have to social media; the accounts of Tinhampton and Tinhampton#7402 respectively will be maintained if anybody wishes to get in touch (and solely because somebody might - no major commitments, please! - although I do have some incomplete and likewise mundane NationStatal non-Sports work that I will somehow be able to tie up in Summer 2020).

Answers to frequently asked questions: Yes, I will be withdrawing, ICly because Julia Atherton's financial illiteracy forced the Tinhamptonian FA into liquidation. Yes, the Cassadaiguans are now in permanent possession of the MacGregor Shield and can do what they wish to it, no matter how heretical. Yes, I did feel that the Discord turned into a timesink for me towards the end of this year anyway, fun as it was, and my removal from it (rightfully for linkspam) brought forward my departure date by about two weeks.

And no, This Book will remain Not in Existence - unless I break my vow... ;P
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Geektopia
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Geektopia » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:03 pm

https://youtu.be/WChTqYlDjtI

Farewell, Tin! I cued the trombones as you asked, except they’re trumpets and this links to a military tribute as well, or as I would like to say a tribute to your longevity and dedication to this site.
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Rugby: Rugby Sevens Bowl (2nd), Rugby World Cup 28 (R16)
Assoc. Football: BoF 69 (Group Stage), WC 82 (Qualifying), WC 83 (Qualifying), Futsal World Cup (QFs), Futsal Invitational Cup (Group Stage), Wonder Cup (Group Stage Phase 1), Futsal World Cup 2 (4th Place), WC 84 (Qualifying), CoH 76 (Group Stage)
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Commonwealth of Baker Park
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:04 pm

best of luck in your new role Tin!
Soccer--2x Under-18 World Cup (SWC 5&9) Champions
Baptism of Fire 67 Runner-Up
AOCAF LVIII Third Place (co-hosts)
World Cup 81/82/83 Round of 16
World Cup 80 Group Stage
Football--NSCF 18 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff quarterfinalist
NSCF 19 & 20 Mineral Conference Champions

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Bears Armed
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Bears Armed » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 am

Congratulations on achieving the "repatriation", and best wishes!
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Our population is approximately 20 million. We do have a national government, although its role is strictly limited. Economy = thriving. Those aren't "biker gangs", they're our traditional cross-Clan 'Warrior Societies'... and are generally respected, not feared.
Author of some GA Resolutions, via Bears Armed Mission; subject of an SC resolution.
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Banija
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Banija » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:00 am

Congrats on your promotion! That's big news!
Reigning Bronze medalist of the World Cup. Reigning champions of the World Baseball Classic. Losing Semifinals since 2011. Vice President of the World Baseball Council.
Kabaka = King
Lubuga = Queen Consort
Isebantu = Crown Prince
Waziri = Foreign Minister
Katikkiro = Prime Minister
Omugabe/Omugaba= Prince/Princess
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NSCF 14 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 17 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 19 CHAMPIONS(Northern Moravica)
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Zwangzug
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Zwangzug » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:22 pm

I made an error with the draw for the second round, which has now been rectified and the correct fixtures have gone ahead. Thanks to Qasden on discord for bringing this to my and Timuria's quick attention!

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Welzat
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Ex-Nation

Postby Welzat » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:15 pm

Zwangzug wrote:
Welzat wrote:Sorry I have been really busy in RL. I just saw my team lost a match in the Baptism of Fire can I still RP or am I eliminated? Sorry first time at all this.

You can definitely still RP! There are two matches left in the group stage, and it's possible your team will advance beyond that if luck goes your way. But feel free to RP the most recent game, or any of the earlier ones.


Thank you I will definitely try for the World Cup just been very unexpectedly busy!
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Commonwealth of Baker Park
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:34 am

I did want to mention that two of the four semi-finalists in the Wonder Cup were in my first round group...another example of those having success against the Commonwealth of Baker Park showing their overall strength in tournament play. ;)
Soccer--2x Under-18 World Cup (SWC 5&9) Champions
Baptism of Fire 67 Runner-Up
AOCAF LVIII Third Place (co-hosts)
World Cup 81/82/83 Round of 16
World Cup 80 Group Stage
Football--NSCF 18 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff quarterfinalist
NSCF 19 & 20 Mineral Conference Champions

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Bears Armed
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Founded: Jun 01, 2006
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Bears Armed » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:29 am

Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:I did want to mention that two of the four semi-finalists in the Wonder Cup were in my first round group...another example of those having success against the Commonwealth of Baker Park showing their overall strength in tournament play. ;)

Back when the Bear-Belles first entered international football, the only team in our BoF to which we lost a group-stage game (Peisandros) then went undefeated until it met & lost to urrs in that tournament's final... and then, like urrs, qualified for the World Cup at its first attempt.
The Confederated Clans of the Free Bears of Bears Armed
(includes The Ursine NorthLands) Demonym = Bear[s]; adjective = ‘Urrsish’.
Our population is approximately 20 million. We do have a national government, although its role is strictly limited. Economy = thriving. Those aren't "biker gangs", they're our traditional cross-Clan 'Warrior Societies'... and are generally respected, not feared.
Author of some GA Resolutions, via Bears Armed Mission; subject of an SC resolution.
Factbook. We have more than 70 MAPS. Visitors' Guide.
The IDU's WA Drafting Room is open to help you.
Author of issues #429, 712, 729, 934, 1120, 1152.

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Cassadaigua
Senator
 
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Founded: Sep 19, 2008
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Cassadaigua » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:57 pm

It's that time again!

Both the Roster thread and the Roleplay thread are up and ready for your posts!
NS Sports’ only World Cup, World Bowl, World Cup of Hockey, World Baseball Classic and International Basketball Championships winner!

(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)


Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, & 19; WB 8 & 22; WCOH 11; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13 & 15, DBC 21
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77).
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54 & 67; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 43 & 45, Conferences within NSCAA 4, 5 & NSCH 1; WLC 7 & 30.

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Aimena
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Aimena » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 am

Congratulations to Trolleborg for winning the BoF and commiserations to Appalachian Nation for making the top two. I’m glad I made the top 16 anyways.
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Hapilopper
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Hapilopper » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:48 am

Absolutely. A big congratulations to Trolleborg on a well-deserved victory. You get one shot at the Baptism of Fire, and you made the best of it. Very nicely done.
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Trolleborg
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Trolleborg » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:45 pm

Aimena wrote:Congratulations to Trolleborg for winning the BoF and commiserations to Appalachian Nation for making the top two. I’m glad I made the top 16 anyways.


Hapilopper wrote:Absolutely. A big congratulations to Trolleborg on a well-deserved victory. You get one shot at the Baptism of Fire, and you made the best of it. Very nicely done.


Thank you both very much!

Hope, my RP style was not too weird

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Commonwealth of Baker Park
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Founded: Jan 10, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:42 am

Trolleborg wrote:
Aimena wrote:Congratulations to Trolleborg for winning the BoF and commiserations to Appalachian Nation for making the top two. I’m glad I made the top 16 anyways.


Hapilopper wrote:Absolutely. A big congratulations to Trolleborg on a well-deserved victory. You get one shot at the Baptism of Fire, and you made the best of it. Very nicely done.


Thank you both very much!

Hope, my RP style was not too weird


Congrats from me as well. Don't worry about your "style". You put a good effort in with the graphics in your posts. Don't be afraid to experiment in different directions. There is no "right or wrong" RP way.
You are the Baptism of Fire Champions! Like Hap says (and knows), it's the only one you get one shot at. I finished 2nd, but note below I have pride in that. It's like your "class" in HS.
Soccer--2x Under-18 World Cup (SWC 5&9) Champions
Baptism of Fire 67 Runner-Up
AOCAF LVIII Third Place (co-hosts)
World Cup 81/82/83 Round of 16
World Cup 80 Group Stage
Football--NSCF 18 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff quarterfinalist
NSCF 19 & 20 Mineral Conference Champions

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