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New Carthagea
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Postby New Carthagea » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:18 pm

Khoronzon wrote:
New Carthagea wrote:Yes ! I've been here for a long time, and one of the most interesting things in this game is adjusting your NS stats by solving issues ! Sure, you can make some adjustments to it, but completely disregarding them sickens me.

The main problem with NS stats, aside from the obvious question of whether you actually want to commit to building up your gameside nation on top of written worldbuilding (though admittedly it isn't much of a commitment given issue frequency, but that depends on how many puppets you're trying to manage and how much you care to analyse options), is that they don't always make sense in context. If you're an MT/PMT nation-state or similar polity, they mostly work, but the further removed your nation is from a relatively standard country, the more problems NS stats start to have in terms of lining up with its actual canon.

That being said, I do answer issues somewhat actively on all the puppets I care to maintain, even when applying them to their lore doesn't make much sense. Boredom and force of habit, I suppose.


I agree.
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Valentine Z
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:11 pm

Ohhh the thing that I hate the most regarding the NS Stats - I can't get all the sweet Industries with good environment.

Maybe I am not just trying hard enough! :P

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Zitravgrad
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Postby Zitravgrad » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:39 pm

Valentine Z wrote:Ohhh the thing that I hate the most regarding the NS Stats - I can't get all the sweet Industries with good environment.

Maybe I am not just trying hard enough! :P


I just want more trout fishing industry. :(
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Postby Tea Chuggers » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:10 am

I've been toying around with the idea of making non-cliché FT spacefaring and Actually Communist™ nations on puppets I set up and then promptly forgot about, how would that sound? I'm kinda getting burnt out on NS for this round but I might be able to drag myself, if kicking and screaming, to complete the two.
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New Carthagea
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Postby New Carthagea » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:38 am

Tea Chuggers wrote:I've been toying around with the idea of making non-cliché FT spacefaring and Actually Communist™ nations on puppets I set up and then promptly forgot about, how would that sound? I'm kinda getting burnt out on NS for this round but I might be able to drag myself, if kicking and screaming, to complete the two.

This.
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Minskiev
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Postby Minskiev » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:06 am

Oh, right. Whoever mentioned the ever-present cliche that’s even in my nation of a leader that turns a nation around, you are dead on. Bullseye is too much of a gray area. Eagleseye.

There also do seem to be a lot of UK nations. Kind of like a mini cliche.

Personally, excluding Minskiev, which is just more of a serious nation, I like making cursed or based nations. I’m thinking of doing a sort of Most Serene Republic of Venice, but it’s in the Chinese Seas, and it’s..a commune. Yeah, like a merchant commune. No idea how it’s gonna work.

Anyways, to add to this conversation more, one more cliche:

The South.
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Postby Kiu Ghesik » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:16 am

Minskiev wrote:Oh, right. Whoever mentioned the ever-present cliche that’s even in my nation of a leader that turns a nation around, you are dead on. Bullseye is too much of a gray area. Eagleseye.

There also do seem to be a lot of UK nations. Kind of like a mini cliche.

Personally, excluding Minskiev, which is just more of a serious nation, I like making cursed or based nations. I’m thinking of doing a sort of Most Serene Republic of Venice, but it’s in the Chinese Seas, and it’s..a commune. Yeah, like a merchant commune. No idea how it’s gonna work.

Anyways, to add to this conversation more, one more cliche:

The South.

Cursed nations are fun. I was thinking of making a post-apocalyptic New Zealand that acts like the Swiss in the 1500s, selling out mercenaries to the wars of Australian monarchs. Not too cursed, but I thought it would be cool.

And yeah, there are a good number of resurgent/never-fell Confederacies, and I'm not quite sure why. A new civil war in America would either end up with America reestablishing itself and winning or shattering into at least three or four polities. The most interesting ones I've seen are Broader Confederate States, which is less a resurgent Confederacy and more its own thing, and that one Confederacy ruled by a really insecure crossdressing guy who grew a massive beard because he wants to enforce his masculinity or something IDK. That one was neat.
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Western Fardelshufflestein
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:20 am

Kiu Ghesik wrote:
Minskiev wrote:Oh, right. Whoever mentioned the ever-present cliche that’s even in my nation of a leader that turns a nation around, you are dead on. Bullseye is too much of a gray area. Eagleseye.

There also do seem to be a lot of UK nations. Kind of like a mini cliche.

Personally, excluding Minskiev, which is just more of a serious nation, I like making cursed or based nations. I’m thinking of doing a sort of Most Serene Republic of Venice, but it’s in the Chinese Seas, and it’s..a commune. Yeah, like a merchant commune. No idea how it’s gonna work.

Anyways, to add to this conversation more, one more cliche:

The South.

Cursed nations are fun. I was thinking of making a post-apocalyptic New Zealand that acts like the Swiss in the 1500s, selling out mercenaries to the wars of Australian monarchs. Not too cursed, but I thought it would be cool.

And yeah, there are a good number of resurgent/never-fell Confederacies, and I'm not quite sure why. A new civil war in America would either end up with America reestablishing itself and winning or shattering into at least three or four polities. The most interesting ones I've seen are Broader Confederate States, which is less a resurgent Confederacy and more its own thing, and that one Confederacy ruled by a really insecure crossdressing guy who grew a massive beard because he wants to enforce his masculinity or something IDK. That one was neat.


I would love to see this cursed New Zealand. Just don't invade/exploit dear WF.

Yeah, I started on a cursed nation reality that involves the United States giving Ohio to North Korea. Oh, and California is North California and South California now.

Cursed nations are fun.
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New Carthagea
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Postby New Carthagea » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:45 am

Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:
Kiu Ghesik wrote:Cursed nations are fun. I was thinking of making a post-apocalyptic New Zealand that acts like the Swiss in the 1500s, selling out mercenaries to the wars of Australian monarchs. Not too cursed, but I thought it would be cool.

And yeah, there are a good number of resurgent/never-fell Confederacies, and I'm not quite sure why. A new civil war in America would either end up with America reestablishing itself and winning or shattering into at least three or four polities. The most interesting ones I've seen are Broader Confederate States, which is less a resurgent Confederacy and more its own thing, and that one Confederacy ruled by a really insecure crossdressing guy who grew a massive beard because he wants to enforce his masculinity or something IDK. That one was neat.


I would love to see this cursed New Zealand. Just don't invade/exploit dear WF.

Yeah, I started on a cursed nation reality that involves the United States giving Ohio to North Korea. Oh, and California is North California and South California now.

Cursed nations are fun.


#JusticeForOhio
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Brief Overview | ♛ Government | ♖ People
The Father Has Come:  The Pope has started his 5 day visit to New Carthagea today in Phoenicia. He will meet HM The King later this day, and will address the joint session of the Parliament.
America Leaves Egypt! In a surprising turn of events, US President Biden has announced that he will be ordering the retreat of all American troops from American-occupied Egypt, says will work towards restoration of democracy.

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Western Fardelshufflestein
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:48 am

New Carthagea wrote:
Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:
I would love to see this cursed New Zealand. Just don't invade/exploit dear WF.

Yeah, I started on a cursed nation reality that involves the United States giving Ohio to North Korea. Oh, and California is North California and South California now.

Cursed nations are fun.


#JusticeForOhio


In that universe, pretty much. Either that, or...

OUR GLORIOUS OHIO MILITARY COMPLEX IS VISITED BY OUR GLORIOUS LEADER. CITIZENS CHEER AND FALL ON THEIR KNEES AT THE MERE SIGHT OF HIS ETERNAL GLORY.


Something like that. Basically, nearly everyone originally living in OH left, and NoKo has taken over. Now, they are...probably conducting super military operations, I would assume.
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Postby New Carthagea » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:49 am

Let me create a cursed nation myself. Can't resist the urge with all you guys doing it.
The Phoenician Kingdom of New Carthagea
Brief Overview | ♛ Government | ♖ People
The Father Has Come:  The Pope has started his 5 day visit to New Carthagea today in Phoenicia. He will meet HM The King later this day, and will address the joint session of the Parliament.
America Leaves Egypt! In a surprising turn of events, US President Biden has announced that he will be ordering the retreat of all American troops from American-occupied Egypt, says will work towards restoration of democracy.

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Postby Baloo Kingdom » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:52 am

*lives in Ohio*
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Western Fardelshufflestein
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:54 am

Baloo Kingdom wrote:*lives in Ohio*

You'll be fine. Just do not vote for anyone named Jarvis Mitchell who outlines a Four-Step Plan and bears eerie resemblance to Kenneth Branagh.
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Postby New Carthagea » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:02 am

Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:
Baloo Kingdom wrote:*lives in Ohio*

You'll be fine. Just do not vote for anyone named Jarvis Mitchell who outlines a Four-Step Plan and bears eerie resemblance to Kenneth Branagh.


Kenneth Branagh: Exists

WF:
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The Father Has Come:  The Pope has started his 5 day visit to New Carthagea today in Phoenicia. He will meet HM The King later this day, and will address the joint session of the Parliament.
America Leaves Egypt! In a surprising turn of events, US President Biden has announced that he will be ordering the retreat of all American troops from American-occupied Egypt, says will work towards restoration of democracy.

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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:03 am

New Carthagea wrote:
Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:You'll be fine. Just do not vote for anyone named Jarvis Mitchell who outlines a Four-Step Plan and bears eerie resemblance to Kenneth Branagh.


Kenneth Branagh: Exists

WF:
Image

:rofl:

Back on topic, an NS cliche I see is THE FLAG RIPPLE.
Not meant to be a criticism of any kind.
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Aeritai
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Ex-Nation

Postby Aeritai » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:06 am

Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:
New Carthagea wrote:
Kenneth Branagh: Exists

WF:
Image

:rofl:

Back on topic, an NS cliche I see is THE FLAG RIPPLE.
Not meant to be a criticism of any kind.


Well the ripple does look good on some flags.
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Postby New Carthagea » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:08 am

It does on a very few in my opinion. In most cases, it just completely ruins it.
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The Father Has Come:  The Pope has started his 5 day visit to New Carthagea today in Phoenicia. He will meet HM The King later this day, and will address the joint session of the Parliament.
America Leaves Egypt! In a surprising turn of events, US President Biden has announced that he will be ordering the retreat of all American troops from American-occupied Egypt, says will work towards restoration of democracy.

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Valentine Z
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Postby Valentine Z » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:08 am

The Ripple has both the hate and love bandwagon. The hate as in that people hate it just because it's there. As for the love, there's a limit on when you should use it.

In short, the ripple effect does not spell doom for your nation's flag, BUT at the same time, I think it's good to see if it suits your flag. It's ultimately up to your own discretion, but attributes such as being symmetrical, work the best! ^^ Experiment it around!
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Postby Kiu Ghesik » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:09 am

Valentine Z wrote:The Ripple has both the hate and love bandwagon. The hate as in that people hate it just because it's there. As for the love, there's a limit on when you should use it.

In short, the ripple effect does not spell doom for your nation's flag, BUT at the same time, I think it's good to see if it suits your flag. Symmetrical flags work the best! ^^

I think ripple is best on light-colored flags where it stands out. Even then, there's a chance it ruins the flag.
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Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:10 am

Progressive, gay monarchs in a hereditary dynasty. Who needs succession?
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Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:11 am

Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:Back on topic, an NS cliche I see is THE FLAG RIPPLE.


Hey now, my nation looks great in rippled effects!
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Zitravgrad
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Postby Zitravgrad » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:12 am

Character-related issues I am guilty of (probably not that cliche but still...):
    1) side characters that probably have no business being important are made important
    2) having a prime minister/subordinate to main leader just because the system needs one
    3) "all-male/all-female" cast (not exactly me, but my nations do be male-dominant)
    4) heavy character-based stories (a true obstacle in worldbuilding in certain cases -- my stories seem to be limited to how far my characters venture, leading me to have 100+ planned characters)
    5) strawman politicians aka the guys your leader can roast, who often stand for what the leader and/or user is politically against (I won't lie, I have one or two, but I use them beyond the purpose of being roasted)

TURTLESHROOM II wrote:Progressive, gay monarchs in a hereditary dynasty. Who needs succession?

:crying_laughing_emoji:
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PMT/Early FT - Decopunk. Zitravgrad is a crowned republic in a planet somewhere else in the universe. The formerly wartorn nation keeps a facade of normalcy and order while enjoying the societal and cultural decadence that marks the new Roaring Twenties. The paranoid authoritarian government tries its best to uphold order in the face of uncertainty, while its people want nothing more than a breathing space. A deal that works, but maybe not in the long run. | My NS-Related Art | Hehe bad meme as flag
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Valentine Z
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Postby Valentine Z » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:12 am

Kiu Ghesik wrote:
Valentine Z wrote:The Ripple has both the hate and love bandwagon. The hate as in that people hate it just because it's there. As for the love, there's a limit on when you should use it.

In short, the ripple effect does not spell doom for your nation's flag, BUT at the same time, I think it's good to see if it suits your flag. Symmetrical flags work the best! ^^

I think ripple is best on light-colored flags where it stands out. Even then, there's a chance it ruins the flag.

I certainly do blame the NS' technical limitations! The flag sizes, especially for GIF (in terms of dimension and file sizes) are extremely limiting. But this is another rant for another time, hehe. ^^;

So that's why Ripple effects, or if your flag is too crowded, it looks horrible, because of size-limitations, on top of data compression.
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Glory to De Geweldige Sierlijke Katachtige Utopia en Zijne Autonome Machten ov Valentine Z !
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Valentijn now a She!

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• As a wise man once said: 我等は砲兵 皇国の護り (We are Artillery Guardians of the Empire).
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Minskiev
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Founded: Apr 20, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Minskiev » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:16 am

Zitravgrad wrote:Character-related issues I am guilty of (probably not that cliche but still...):
    1) side characters that probably have no business being important are made important
    2) having a prime minister/subordinate to main leader just because the system needs one
    3) "all-male/all-female" cast (not exactly me, but my nations do be male-dominant)
    4) heavy character-based stories (a true obstacle in worldbuilding in certain cases -- my stories seem to be limited to how far my characters venture, leading me to have 100+ planned characters)
    5) strawman politicians aka the guys your leader can roast, who often stand for what the leader and/or user is politically against (I won't lie, I have one or two, but I use them beyond the purpose of being roasted)

TURTLESHROOM II wrote:Progressive, gay monarchs in a hereditary dynasty. Who needs succession?

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That second one is exactly right.
Hulldom: At some point, authors without real end goals for what they want to do turn their resolutions into shitposting.
I have a goal of promoting democracy, equitable competition, and readiness. Sep focuses on conduct during war. IA on liberalization of the economy and society.
I have no freaking clue with Minsk.
Salem: i hope Walrus gets DOS in a year and the black walruses gets raided
Andusre: cause like, cringe, we stan walrus
Moon: who gave a walrus RO powers
Spode: Does a walrus really have anything to say about other animals being weird? Like half of history is people trying to convert them into pool balls.
Pathoal: Walrus is the only one here with the courage to expose liberal yahoos
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Zitravgrad
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Zitravgrad » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:16 am

Bruh, the worst application of ripple effect yet is the people who put ripple on picture flag.

Fortunately, it was once in a blue moon thing.
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PMT/Early FT - Decopunk. Zitravgrad is a crowned republic in a planet somewhere else in the universe. The formerly wartorn nation keeps a facade of normalcy and order while enjoying the societal and cultural decadence that marks the new Roaring Twenties. The paranoid authoritarian government tries its best to uphold order in the face of uncertainty, while its people want nothing more than a breathing space. A deal that works, but maybe not in the long run. | My NS-Related Art | Hehe bad meme as flag
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