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Reploid Productions
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Democratic Socialists

Welcome Redditors... again!

Postby Reploid Productions » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:15 pm

I feel like we've been here before...

First off, welcome to Nationstates! I've been informed by the sudden mass-influx of new nations far above our usual average spawn rate that a lot of you are new and probably wondering just what the big deal is around here. So here's a sort of quick-start guide that should hopefully help cover the basics. This is just scratching the surface; each section of the forum has advice threads pinned at the top with more in-depth information.

The Site Rules- Please for the love of everything, give these a quick look. While the rules basically amount to "Don't be a dick," there are many behaviors that while acceptable elsewhere, are much less so here owing to the sometimes extremely heated nature of political discussions.

The Game
You have a nation. Every roughly 6 hours, you receive a new daily issue to decide on or dismiss entirely, and these will change your nation's stats. What issue you receive is decided at random from the list of issues your nation is eligible for. You can find more information about daily issues in the Got Issues section of the forum.

Your nation is in a region. You can freely move your nation out of the "feeder" region you started in to almost any other region in the game. There's quite a few of them, so you're bound to find one that fits your preferences. If not, you can create your own! You can find a great deal more information on various in-game activities such as raiding and defending and regional politicking over in the Gameplay section of the forum.

The World Assembly
This is basically the game's equivalent to the real world United Nations. You don't have to be a member if you don't want to. It's split into two councils. The General Assembly which handles drafting and voting on international legislation, and the Security Council, which handles matters praising and condemning specific nations and regions for their conduct.

The... trading card game-?
One instance of an April Fools gag gone horribly right, you can also collect, buy, sell, and trade collectible cards of various nations. The card game is presently in its second season, and you can find out more information in the Trading Cards forum. Long story short: answer issues, get card packs, and then try to play the card market to collect ones you want. People have all sorts of collecting themes, from site staff to WA authors to "nations with cat flags." Honestly, I have no idea why this became so popular.

War?
Nationstates does not have a built in war system. Nationstates is largely a game of imagination and creative effort. Players engage in a wide variety of roleplay involving their nations, from wars, trade deals, character storylines, and even sports. We have a team of volunteer mentors who you can ask for assistance. Roleplaying on Nationstates really only has one main rule: You don't have to play with anybody you don't want to; so if somebody declares war on your for example, you do not have to accept it, and you can tell them you don't want to RP with them.

What about the rest of the forum?
Nationstates General is our general discussion forum. Real world news, events, and politics are debated here. Please remember to keep it civil! You can also hang out and chat in the current iteration of The Eternal Thread.

Arts & Fiction is the place to talk movies, video games, books, music, and so on. Some players will share their own original work here for discussion and critique as well. Again, please keep it civil!

Portal to the Multiverse is our roleplaying board for any and all roleplays that don't involve your Nationstates nation. You'll find player-run RPs here based on comics, movies, anime, novels, totally original settings, and so on. You can poke one of our P2TM Mentors if you need some advice or have any questions.

Forum 7 is our really goofy, laid back section for word games and other tidbits that don't really fit anywhere else. Keep in mind that this is not a spam forum, though it does tend to have a more relaxed atmosphere than more other sections.

NS Sports is for sports roleplay. More interested in your Messis than your Mechanoids or Marxism? Player-run RPs based on the world of sports can be found here. The 84th instalment of the Nationstates World Cup is currently in progress.

General advice
Really, when in doubt, lurk a bit and look at what other folks are doing to get a feel for the place. Once again, there are advice and information threads pinned in each section of the forums that can give you more in-depth information, and there are a lot of players who are generally willing to answer questions.

Once again, welcome to the madhouse, I hope you enjoy your stay! :)

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Albennia
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Founded: Feb 16, 2018
Free-Market Paradise

Postby Albennia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:22 pm

(for everyone else wondering what the hell this is about: the site got linked here)
ALBENNISHREECH

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Hammer Britannia
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Hammer Britannia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:28 pm

Welcome to NS, Redditors! You guys won't leave here alive
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Federal Spanish States
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Founded: Feb 19, 2019
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Federal Spanish States » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 pm

Don't doublepost or make one-liners in F7 and you'll be okay.
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USS Monitor
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19th Century Iron Steamship

Postby USS Monitor » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:
The Game
You have a nation. Every roughly 6 hours, you receive a new daily issue to decide on or dismiss entirely, and these will change your nation's stats. What issue you receive is decided at random from the list of issues your nation is eligible for. You can find more information about daily issues in the Got Issues section of the forum.


You can also learn how to write issues and help us expand the game. You have to have a population of 250 million to submit issues, but you can start drafting on the forum any time. It takes a little while for most people to get the hang of it, but we are definitely looking for new authors.
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Boda
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Founded: Nov 14, 2019
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Boda » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:32 pm

Should probs stop making offensive names too *nods*

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The Blaatschapen
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 pm

Albennia wrote:(for everyone else wondering what the hell this is about: the site got linked here)


I've spotted a mod there 8) :lol:
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Aenglaland
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Founded: Dec 01, 2008
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Aenglaland » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:46 pm

Welcome, y'all.
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Pangurstan
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Founded: Aug 20, 2017
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Pangurstan » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:48 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Albennia wrote:(for everyone else wondering what the hell this is about: the site got linked here)


I've spotted a mod there 8) :lol:

gotta upvote u/firefuryamahira
Political Compass: -7.25, -2.82
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Tulenia
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Tulenia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:48 pm

Just have fun and make sure you don't mess up too badly
GLORY TO TULENIA, HITTING 1B SOON
Tulenia is a type 5, level 0 tier 7 nation according to viewtopic.php?f=23&t=363018
We do not use NS Stats, the Population is 560,000,000 and the economy is 15 Trillion Tu$ in GDP (30 trillion american)
the Per capita is 130,000 per person on average
Tulenia is Slavic Romania, the name means People of Peace, ironic considering some things that involve war heh... well anyways i should state that Tulenia is willing to go to war with anyone! so if you want to have a round of punches just telegram me
GLORY TO TULENIA!

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Lord Dominator
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Founded: Dec 22, 2016
Corporate Police State

Postby Lord Dominator » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:50 pm

The doom cometh upon us all, as the servers are fated to slowly fail and crash.
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Jar Wattinree
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Founded: Dec 14, 2016
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Jar Wattinree » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Pangurstan wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
I've spotted a mod there 8) :lol:

gotta upvote u/firefuryamahira

Yes, give her all the upvotes. She needs the karma.
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Kavagrad
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Founded: Nov 22, 2017
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Kavagrad » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Ah... fresh meat!
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Francois Isidore
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Founded: May 02, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Francois Isidore » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Welcome to NationStates, Redittors! There are a plethora of communities to become involved in both on and off-site, and much like other games on the internet your time here is what you make of it. If I had any one piece of advice to give to you, then I’d tell you to always ask questions, experiment with different things to decide how you like playing the game best, and never let your newness discourage you from learning more about your fellow players.

NationStates is one of those games where there’s no true objective and nobody really “wins” at the end of the day. Depending upon how you view it, that could actually end up being the beauty of this site. The victory conditions are entirely subjective to the person who is playing, so if you’re an ambitious type who wants to attain prestige politically - then go for it! Maybe you’re an aspiring RolePlayer who wants nothing more than to enjoy yourself by crafting your own stories with friends. If that’s the case, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you find yourself in the presents of other creative worldbuilders much like yourself!

Perhaps you’d like to take your talents straight to the battlefield and learn more about gameplay (raiding and defending). If so, then you’ll have a blast! You could even make it your mission to amass an impressive collection of valuable trading cards, like some people endeavor to do. There’s no one path, so have fun exploring! If you have any questions or would just like a friendly face to help show you guys around, then feel free to telegram me!

Au revoir!

~ Francois Isidore
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Acitsusima
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Founded: Dec 12, 2016
Father Knows Best State

Postby Acitsusima » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:54 pm

strangely i think clicking on the thread to the left tells me it doesn't exist, so i had to eliminated the f=0 in the link
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Reploid Productions
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Reploid Productions » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:58 pm

Acitsusima wrote:strangely i think clicking on the thread to the left tells me it doesn't exist, so i had to eliminated the f=0 in the link

Yeah, some wonky thing with phpBB and global announcement threads. The thread will appear at the top if you click on any of the forum sections though.
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the forgiveness of haters, the resurrection of faith in humanity, and love everlasting.

In nomine poni, et filly, et spiritus stable.
Char Aznable/Giant Meteor 2020! - Forcing humanity to move into space and progress whether we goddamn want to or not!

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Phydios
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Founded: Dec 06, 2014
New York Times Democracy

Postby Phydios » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:59 pm

Acitsusima wrote:strangely i think clicking on the thread to the left tells me it doesn't exist, so i had to eliminated the f=0 in the link

The Latest Forum Topics thing doesn't play well with global announcements.

And on topic, I hope some people from reddit stick around, but we all know there will be a mass CTE in about a month.
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But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! | Those people are on a dark spiral downward. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. | It’s a wonder God didn’t lose His temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, He embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on His own, with no help from us!

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Minoa
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Founded: Oct 05, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Minoa » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:04 pm

My quick pointers:

1. WA membership is limited to one nation per player.
2. There are no restrictions on multiple accounts as long as they are not being used to break the rules.
3. NationStates General can get very heated, with members from all over the political spectrum, especially in election season. As long as they follow the site rules, they’re in good standing.
4. For the above reason, you’ll find Minoa mainly in Arts & Fiction, and not in NationStates General at all.
5. My health is lousy, and NSindex (a wiki about NationStates) is read-only: in November 2013, our indirect predecessor, NSwiki.net, went offline and took all the community history with it. In October 2010, the Jolt Forums deleted our old forum, taking more of the community history with it. I am not going to let both happen again.
6. Jolt/OMAC should be viewed negatively, because there was a sequel to NationStates, NationStates 2, which became a pay-to-win disaster under their supervision. This is why NationStates is 17 years old, going nowhere, and still going strong.
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Destructive Government Economic System
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Founded: Jun 15, 2017
Corporate Police State

Postby Destructive Government Economic System » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:14 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:The... trading card game-?
One instance of an April Fools gag gone horribly right, you can also collect, buy, sell, and trade collectible cards of various nations. The card game is presently in its second season, and you can find out more information in the Trading Cards forum. Long story short: answer issues, get card packs, and then try to play the card market to collect ones you want. People have all sorts of collecting themes, from site staff to WA authors to "nations with cat flags." Honestly, I have no idea why this became so popular.


As hinted above, cards is a relatively new and growing feature, but its community is strong, and people are willing to help 100% of the time!
For those who decide to delve into this area, it's best if you (along with clicking the links that Reppy gave) take a look at this guide here:

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1301085

It pretty much summarizes the card game and how you can navigate around this feature 8)
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ALSO, READ THIS!

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Marxist Germany
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Founded: Jun 07, 2018
Corporate Bordello

Postby Marxist Germany » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:23 pm

Hallelujah!
Country represents RL views mostly. Not Marxist anymore.
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Marrabuk
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Posts: 17
Founded: Nov 26, 2017
Father Knows Best State

Postby Marrabuk » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:57 pm

As a redditor who just got on this game. This is really helpful. Thank you!
Best Regards,
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The East Pacific

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Free Republics
Minister
 
Posts: 2993
Founded: May 03, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Free Republics » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:11 pm

You're all more than welcome to join us in NS Sports where you can RP about sports and you can also RP about things other than sports.
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3rd: World Cups 71 & 81, DBC 29, UWCFC Gold Cup III, GCoS 1
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Current Junior Consul: Scarlett Nicholls (Liberty)
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Kita-Hinode
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Posts: 709
Founded: May 03, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Kita-Hinode » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:37 pm

Free Republics wrote:You're all more than welcome to join us in NS Sports where you can RP about sports and you can also RP about things other than sports.


Yeah, right over here, in the linky linky.
Let the sun burn my eyes / Let it burn my back
At the beach / In my dreams / But you still
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Isaris
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Posts: 81
Founded: Jul 18, 2009
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Isaris » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:44 pm

Come to Equilism, one of the oldest regions in NationStates, and start making your own mark on history today!

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GLDF
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Posts: 217
Founded: Aug 13, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby GLDF » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:46 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:
Once again, welcome to the madhouse, I hope you enjoy your stay! :)

Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day.

Don't worry, you're probably not going to die, and it's not that bad right now. Thanks for the much needed activity, although I may regret my words pretty soon.
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