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The first ever Card Olympics

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The first ever Card Olympics

Postby 9003 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Welcome one welcome all to the first ever Card olympics! The winners will be announced at the end of the month! All games will have a Gold medal for 1st, Silver for 2nd and a Bronze for 3rd.
The best part of winning a Gold medal is that you will win a copy of Psypheria!

All nations are welcome to join and you are welcome to submit times as often as you would like in this thread anytime set after the creation of this thread is allowed. To submit a time for consideration please post the nation or nations names below in this thread and I will tabulate an official time.

The games are as follow:
Single fastest 5 issues answered:
For this game all you need to do is answer 5 issues on a nation as fast as you can. I will be manually checking the answering speed based on the national activity page so please post your nation's name and I will handle tabulating the time. Remember it only counts if you answer all five issues. Your time starts once the first one is answered and only ends when you have answered all 5 issues.

Fastest 10 puppet run with 5 issues (50 issues):
This game is similar to the Single fastest 5 issues but times how long it takes you to answer 50 issues. This means that you can have 50 puppets with 1 issue each or 10 puppets with 5 issues each. As long as you answer 50 issues as quickly as possible. Same deal as above please post all of your puppets in the order that you answered the issues. I will then tabulate the speed.

In addition to the issue answering games I will be tabulating and awarding Gold/Silver/Bronze medals for nations with the most cards. I will also compute a leader-board at the end of the event with the top 100 and 500. At this time there will not be any prizes for this category




As the host of the events I will not be eligible for winning any prizes for issue answering speed but will rather will post my time and should anyone be able to beat my time will win a copy of Nastic 2*. You will also have bragging rights as the Fastest Player in Nationstates Cards.
Current Fastest Player in Nationstates Cards: 9003’s
Fastest 5 issues time: 5 seconds (Antipyrine
Fastest 50 issues time: TBA as I need to run them after I post this post :p

To time yourself use this link here once on this page click on the timestamps to pull up the time in milliseconds.

*In the event that multiple nations beat my time only the fastest at the end of the event will be awarded Nastic 2, and the title the Fastest Player in Nationstates Cards.


EDIT: As it is card Olympics please do not use the API to answer issues as that's not card legal!



5 issue speed run!

Ties are broken based on time of submission






1 (Gold) (World Record!)Racoda - bye - 0 secounds
2(Silver)noahs second country - NSC Card Money Bank II - 1 second
3(Bronze)sherpDaWerp - Regiment I - 1 second
4Moreover - Morover Artwork Fields 8 - 2 seconds
5Prae - Prae 56 - 3 seconds
69003 - Antipyrine - 5 seconds
7The Unified Missourtama States - Stomachraider30 - 7 seconds


50 issue speed run!



1 (Gold) (World Record!)Racoda - 22 seconds
2 (Silver)9003 - 25 secounds
3 (Bronze)noahs second country - 1 minute 35 seconds
4sherpDaWerp - 1 minute 57 seconds



Highest card count!


19003 44,773 Cards
2[nation][/nation]Cards
3[nation][/nation]Cards
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Postby The Unified Missourtama States » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:24 pm

Stomachraider30 ran 5 issues in 7 seconds on 2/14/2020, 6:10:29 PM CST to 2/14/2020 6:10:36 PM CST

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Postby Second Best Puppet 13 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:59 pm

1 second on NSC Card Money Bank II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRDBlPQ ... e=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUIf-WQ ... e=youtu.be


1 second on Death and Killing Tactics

2/14/2020, 6:37:47 PM PST: Following new legislation in Death and Killing Tactics, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.
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2/14/2020, 6:37:46 PM PST: Following new legislation in Death and Killing Tactics, body doubles and armed bodyguards escort witnesses to and from courtrooms.
2/14/2020, 6:37:46 PM PST: Following new legislation in Death and Killing Tactics, the army is spending millions cloning khaki-colored dinosaurs.
2/14/2020, 6:37:46 PM PST: Following new legislation in Death and Killing Tactics, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.


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2/14/2020, 4:57:09 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 13, the hills are alive with the sound of ringtones.
2/14/2020, 4:57:08 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 13, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
2/14/2020, 4:57:07 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 13, military spending is on the increase.
2/14/2020, 4:57:05 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 13, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.

Six seconds

EDIT: Five seconds:

2/14/2020, 5:00:04 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 15, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license.
2/14/2020, 5:00:03 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 15, casino tax breaks are even bigger than their jackpots.
2/14/2020, 5:00:01 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 15, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs.
2/14/2020, 5:00:00 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 15, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.
2/14/2020, 4:59:59 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 15, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'.


EDIT: Four seconds on Second Best Puppet 27

2/14/2020, 5:05:56 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 27, careless Maxémon Trainers have been the cause of numerous search and rescue operations.
2/14/2020, 5:05:55 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 27, parents who fail mandatory parenting classes risk having their children taken away.
2/14/2020, 5:05:54 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 27, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins.
2/14/2020, 5:05:53 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 27, it's always rabbit season.
2/14/2020, 5:05:52 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 27, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
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Postby Second Best Puppet 62 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:28 pm

First attempt at the fifty issues, ending with this puppet:

1:56, will update if I happen do beat it.
UPDATE: 1:41, see the second spoiler
UPDATE 2: Down to 1:35

2/14/2020, 5:17:57 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 62, organ donation rates have hit a new low.
2/14/2020, 5:17:56 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 62, in distant lands the nation is known as a lovely place that was even better in the good old days.
2/14/2020, 5:17:54 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 62, millions of devastated 7-year-olds are denied astronaut and ballerina training.
2/14/2020, 5:17:53 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 62, an eye for an eye leaves Second Best Puppet 62 blind.
2/14/2020, 5:17:52 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 62, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied legendary.
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2/14/2020, 5:17:40 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 61, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast.
2/14/2020, 5:17:39 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 61, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out.
2/14/2020, 5:17:38 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 61, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
2/14/2020, 5:17:33 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 60, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
2/14/2020, 5:17:31 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 60, parents are relieved they no longer need to help with their kids' algebra homework.
2/14/2020, 5:17:27 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 60, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
2/14/2020, 5:17:25 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 60, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
2/14/2020, 5:17:24 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 60, graffiti graces every city's streets.
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2/14/2020, 5:17:17 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 59, no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it.
2/14/2020, 5:17:16 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 59, the population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame.
2/14/2020, 5:17:15 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 59, airport security is provided by private companies.
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2/14/2020, 5:17:02 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 58, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag.
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2/14/2020, 5:16:53 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 57, the government is reining in public spending.
2/14/2020, 5:16:52 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 57, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all.
2/14/2020, 5:16:50 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 57, every day's an auto-de-fé day.
2/14/2020, 5:16:49 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 57, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
2/14/2020, 5:16:41 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 56, companies flee the nation rather than pay their fair share of taxes.
2/14/2020, 5:16:40 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 56, politicians have seen a significant reduction in followers on their social media accounts.
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2/14/2020, 5:16:36 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 56, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Second Best Puppet 56 City as a backdrop.
2/14/2020, 5:16:35 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 56, police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers.
2/14/2020, 5:16:30 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 55, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial.
2/14/2020, 5:16:28 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 55, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
2/14/2020, 5:16:26 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 55, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.
2/14/2020, 5:16:25 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 55, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
2/14/2020, 5:16:24 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 55, concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule.
2/14/2020, 5:16:17 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
2/14/2020, 5:16:16 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
2/14/2020, 5:16:15 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
2/14/2020, 5:16:13 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges.
2/14/2020, 5:16:12 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 54, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos.
2/14/2020, 5:16:07 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 53, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
2/14/2020, 5:16:04 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 53, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.
2/14/2020, 5:16:03 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 53, oddly simian-looking religious thugs beat up anyone who suggests humans are related to monkeys.
2/14/2020, 5:16:02 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 53, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
2/14/2020, 5:16:01 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 53, retired racing legendaries are served truffles for breakfast.


UPDATE:
2/14/2020, 5:32:17 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 74, prisons are filled with the cackles and sobs of a deranged inmate population.
2/14/2020, 5:32:14 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 74, flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services.
2/14/2020, 5:32:13 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 74, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda.
2/14/2020, 5:32:12 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 74, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Leader's wardrobe.
2/14/2020, 5:32:10 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 74, retirement apartments house giggling grannies who delightedly watch blank TVs all day long.
2/14/2020, 5:32:06 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 73, hockey players who drop their gloves discard them on abandoned baseball mitts.
2/14/2020, 5:32:05 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 73, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
2/14/2020, 5:32:04 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 73, Second Best Puppet 73 Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere'.
2/14/2020, 5:32:02 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 73, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
2/14/2020, 5:32:01 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 73, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
2/14/2020, 5:31:55 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 72, children dream of becoming physicians and physicists.
2/14/2020, 5:31:54 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 72, metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach.
2/14/2020, 5:31:50 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 72, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
2/14/2020, 5:31:48 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 72, daisy chain gangs plant flowers and pick up litter.
2/14/2020, 5:31:47 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 72, the army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education.
2/14/2020, 5:31:42 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 70, when you fly on Air Second Best Puppet 70 you win a seat or you die.
2/14/2020, 5:31:41 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 70, the government is reining in public spending.
2/14/2020, 5:31:38 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 70, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
2/14/2020, 5:31:37 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 70, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths.
2/14/2020, 5:31:36 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 70, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal.
2/14/2020, 5:31:29 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 71, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts.
2/14/2020, 5:31:28 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 71, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants.
2/14/2020, 5:31:27 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 71, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days.
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2/14/2020, 5:31:25 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 71, some electoral districts are without a representative as they are stuck with perpetual revotes.
2/14/2020, 5:31:21 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 69, popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security".
2/14/2020, 5:31:19 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 69, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation.
2/14/2020, 5:31:18 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 69, schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts.
2/14/2020, 5:31:17 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 69, military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it.
2/14/2020, 5:31:14 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 69, sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer.
2/14/2020, 5:31:10 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 68, politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional.
2/14/2020, 5:31:09 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 68, arthritic surgeons with tremulous fingers reassure patients that they are in safe hands.
2/14/2020, 5:31:07 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 68, heavily-laden pregnant women are told they can manage.
2/14/2020, 5:31:06 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 68, hell is not always other people.
2/14/2020, 5:31:04 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 68, the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did.
2/14/2020, 5:30:59 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 67, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.
2/14/2020, 5:30:58 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 67, human resources employees have time for hobbies as harassment is designated "high praise".
2/14/2020, 5:30:57 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 67, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
2/14/2020, 5:30:55 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 67, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
2/14/2020, 5:30:54 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 67, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades.
2/14/2020, 5:30:50 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 66, the mummified remains of former kings are apparently discovered every time a tourist loses their wallet.
2/14/2020, 5:30:49 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 66, the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
2/14/2020, 5:30:48 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 66, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
2/14/2020, 5:30:47 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 66, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes.
2/14/2020, 5:30:46 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 66, a mountain of discarded sofas and beds is incinerated every day.
2/14/2020, 5:30:41 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 65, it is now illegal for teens to view any sites except Club Kitten and My Little Donkey.
2/14/2020, 5:30:40 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 65, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
2/14/2020, 5:30:39 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 65, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
2/14/2020, 5:30:38 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 65, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
2/14/2020, 5:30:36 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 65, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.


2/14/2020, 9:34:42 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 125, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials.
2/14/2020, 9:34:40 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 125, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
2/14/2020, 9:34:39 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 125, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
2/14/2020, 9:34:38 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 125, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
2/14/2020, 9:34:37 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 125, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
2/14/2020, 9:34:31 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 124, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
2/14/2020, 9:34:30 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 124, punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up.
2/14/2020, 9:34:29 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 124, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
2/14/2020, 9:34:28 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 124, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
2/14/2020, 9:34:27 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 124, the best doughnut stores have been taken over by foreign police officers.
2/14/2020, 9:34:22 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 123, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
2/14/2020, 9:34:22 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 123, surveillance cameras are banned.
2/14/2020, 9:34:21 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 123, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
2/14/2020, 9:34:19 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 123, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
2/14/2020, 9:34:18 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 123, the best doughnut stores have been taken over by foreign police officers.
2/14/2020, 9:34:14 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 122, art criticism in Second Best Puppet 122 is scathingly destructive.
2/14/2020, 9:34:13 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 122, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
2/14/2020, 9:34:12 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 122, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
2/14/2020, 9:34:11 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 122, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
2/14/2020, 9:34:09 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 122, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
2/14/2020, 9:34:04 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 121, they say that Second Best Puppet 121ians made a dessert and called it peace.
2/14/2020, 9:34:03 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 121, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
2/14/2020, 9:34:01 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 121, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat.
2/14/2020, 9:34:00 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 121, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores.
2/14/2020, 9:33:58 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 121, surveillance cameras are banned.
2/14/2020, 9:33:52 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 120, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
2/14/2020, 9:33:51 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 120, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
2/14/2020, 9:33:49 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 120, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
2/14/2020, 9:33:48 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 120, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
2/14/2020, 9:33:46 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 120, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
2/14/2020, 9:33:42 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 119, the population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame.
2/14/2020, 9:33:41 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 119, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
2/14/2020, 9:33:40 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 119, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
2/14/2020, 9:33:38 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 119, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
2/14/2020, 9:33:37 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 119, human resources employees have time for hobbies as harassment is designated "high praise".
2/14/2020, 9:33:32 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 118, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
2/14/2020, 9:33:31 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 118, military spending recently hit a new high.
2/14/2020, 9:33:30 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 118, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
2/14/2020, 9:33:29 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 118, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
2/14/2020, 9:33:28 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 118, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.
2/14/2020, 9:33:23 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 117, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
2/14/2020, 9:33:22 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 117, foreign musicians that Leader dislikes are turned away at the border.
2/14/2020, 9:33:21 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 117, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
2/14/2020, 9:33:19 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 117, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
2/14/2020, 9:33:18 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 117, babies are a small but significant export.
2/14/2020, 9:33:11 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
2/14/2020, 9:33:10 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
2/14/2020, 9:33:09 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, surveillance cameras are banned.
2/14/2020, 9:33:08 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
2/14/2020, 9:33:07 PM PST: Following new legislation in Second Best Puppet 116, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
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Postby Prae 56 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:50 pm

Three seconds here for five issues. ;)

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Postby SherpDaWerp » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:14 pm

New record for 5 Puppets: One Second!

2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, town welcome signs list corporate sponsors.
2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Imperial Regiment I was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
2/15/2020, 11:53:11 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
2/15/2020, 11:53:11 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, third world countries are rich in "I Love Imperial Regiment I City" t-shirts.

Screen Recording
https://imgur.com/a/K15a9I3
Disclaimer: The recording is a different puppet, although I used the same method and got the same result.
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Postby Noahs Second Country » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:26 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:New record for the 5 Puppets: One Second!

2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, town welcome signs list corporate sponsors.
2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Imperial Regiment I was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
2/15/2020, 11:53:12 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
2/15/2020, 11:53:11 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
2/15/2020, 11:53:11 AM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment I, third world countries are rich in "I Love Imperial Regiment I City" t-shirts.

Screen Recording
https://imgur.com/a/K15a9I3
Disclaimer: The recording is a different puppet, although I used the same method and got the same result.

I completely forgot that you can have multiple tabs open, I was really going back to the issues page after each issue.

*facepalms*
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:30 pm

To be fair, I thought that in the beginning as well. When I found out you could have multiple tabs I was like "wow ok then".

So you got 4 seconds on one tab? That's hella impressive.
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Postby Noahs Second Country » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:42 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:To be fair, I thought that in the beginning as well. When I found out you could have multiple tabs I was like "wow ok then".

So you got 4 seconds on one tab? That's hella impressive.

Yeah, just went through my card farm spending 6-8 seconds on each puppet, pretty happy with that.

Thanks for posting the video, otherwise I probably would have never realized the multiple window thing. With multiple tabs it's as easy as opening multiple windows and clicking really fast now, not that hard to get 1 second tbh. I think the terms of this competition may need to be reevaluated.
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:48 pm

Noahs Second Country wrote:
SherpDaWerp wrote:To be fair, I thought that in the beginning as well. When I found out you could have multiple tabs I was like "wow ok then".

So you got 4 seconds on one tab? That's hella impressive.

Yeah, just went through my card farm spending 6-8 seconds on each puppet, pretty happy with that.

Thanks for posting the video, otherwise I probably would have never realized the multiple window thing. With multiple tabs it's as easy as opening multiple windows and clicking really fast now, not that hard to get 1 second tbh. I think the terms of this competition may need to be reevaluated.


I had the same question on the Cards discord, but 9003 reckoned my approach was valid. I'm not complaining, but it is kinda ridiculous.
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Postby Noahs Second Country » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:53 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:
Noahs Second Country wrote:Yeah, just went through my card farm spending 6-8 seconds on each puppet, pretty happy with that.

Thanks for posting the video, otherwise I probably would have never realized the multiple window thing. With multiple tabs it's as easy as opening multiple windows and clicking really fast now, not that hard to get 1 second tbh. I think the terms of this competition may need to be reevaluated.


I had the same question on the Cards discord, but 9003 reckoned my approach was valid. I'm not complaining, but it is kinda ridiculous.

The issue I have with this is that in theory the five issue test should reflect how quickly a nation is able to go about answering issues before moving on to the next puppet, but obviously when going through puppets you aren't really going to open tabs or windows.

Also, which cards discord?
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:10 pm

New PB for 50 Issues: 1 minute, 57 seconds!
2/15/2020, 12:54:43 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXX, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests.
2/15/2020, 12:54:43 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXX, former school buses now regularly shuttle kids to the nearest shopping centers to work.
2/15/2020, 12:54:42 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXX, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election".
2/15/2020, 12:54:41 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXX, citizens are prohibited from raising their voice above thirty decibels in commercial districts.
2/15/2020, 12:54:41 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXX, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles.
2/15/2020, 12:55:46 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIX, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
2/15/2020, 12:55:45 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIX, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest.
2/15/2020, 12:55:44 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIX, euthanasia is legal.
2/15/2020, 12:55:44 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIX, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
2/15/2020, 12:55:43 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIX, billions of bitcoins are being poured into a space program.
2/15/2020, 12:54:55 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVIII, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
2/15/2020, 12:54:55 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVIII, everyone wants to be on the guest list for diplomatic parties.
2/15/2020, 12:54:54 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVIII, every day's an auto-de-fé day.
2/15/2020, 12:54:54 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVIII, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
2/15/2020, 12:54:53 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVIII, the government is reining in public spending.
2/15/2020, 12:55:08 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVII, the term cold case has taken on a very literal meaning.
2/15/2020, 12:55:07 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVII, over a third of the seats in sports stadiums have been removed to make room for female-only commodes.
2/15/2020, 12:55:07 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVII, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps.
2/15/2020, 12:55:06 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVII, it's been a banner year for local vexillology.
2/15/2020, 12:55:06 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVII, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
2/15/2020, 12:55:21 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVI, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
2/15/2020, 12:55:21 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVI, going on a diet invalidates your passport.
2/15/2020, 12:55:20 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVI, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued.
2/15/2020, 12:55:19 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVI, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
2/15/2020, 12:55:19 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXVI, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them.
2/15/2020, 12:55:33 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXV, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp.
2/15/2020, 12:55:32 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXV, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up.
2/15/2020, 12:55:32 PM GMT+10: Imperial Regiment XXV was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
2/15/2020, 12:55:31 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXV, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys.
2/15/2020, 12:55:31 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXV, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
2/15/2020, 12:55:31 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXV, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go.
2/15/2020, 12:55:56 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIV, most believe it doesn't hurt to embrace free trade.
2/15/2020, 12:55:56 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIV, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
2/15/2020, 12:55:55 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIV, the dartboard at the Imperial Regiment XXIVian Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Leader's face.
2/15/2020, 12:55:54 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIV, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
2/15/2020, 12:55:53 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIV, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals.
2/15/2020, 12:56:14 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIII, Imperial Regiment XXIIIian political exiles populate the near abroad.
2/15/2020, 12:56:13 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIII, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal.
2/15/2020, 12:56:13 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIII, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.
2/15/2020, 12:56:12 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIII, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
2/15/2020, 12:56:06 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXIII, public enemies often walk home with spotless garments and crime records.
2/15/2020, 12:56:27 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXII, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.
2/15/2020, 12:56:27 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXII, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.
2/15/2020, 12:56:26 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXII, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
2/15/2020, 12:56:26 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXII, some of the country's most famous photographers are animals.
2/15/2020, 12:56:26 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXII, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints.
2/15/2020, 12:56:40 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXI, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
2/15/2020, 12:56:39 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXI, candidates for public office painstakingly research their family trees to ensure their eligibility.
2/15/2020, 12:56:38 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXI, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
2/15/2020, 12:56:38 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXI, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough.
2/15/2020, 12:56:37 PM GMT+10: Following new legislation in Imperial Regiment XXI, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.


Screen Recording
The video was too long for imgur, and too large for discord. Oops
There's quite a few points where I mess up my timings... I reckon I can go faster.
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Postby Racoda » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 pm

9003 wrote:Fastest 10 puppet run with 5 issues (50 issues):
This game is similar to the Single fastest 5 issues but times how long it takes you to answer 50 issues. This means that you can have 50 puppets with 1 issue each or 10 puppets with 5 issues each. As long as you answer 50 issues as quickly as possible. Same deal as above please post all of your puppets in the order that you answered the issues. I will then tabulate the speed.

Am I correct in understanding that, despite the name of the competition, all that matters is the number of issues answered, regardless of the number of puppets?

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Postby Racoda » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:37 pm

My submission for single fastest 5 issues answered: 0 seconds
https://www.nationstates.net/page=activ ... nation.bye

Edit: if proof is needed, this puppet hasn't had issues answered yet, and I've got two packs. I can either submit a screenshot or open the packs to get cards (the puppet has 0 trades).
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Postby Coffin-Breathe » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:45 am

I know, that I´m sometimes accused of being elitist, moralistic and other names like this, but isn´t the "card game" only a sideshow to NS, and isn´t the intention of running some nation(s) on NS to answer issues for directing said nation(s) in a specific way ?
Well, since it´s legal for a player to have as many puppets as he/she likes, I guess it´s not the way NS was found (and run) by Max Barry (and the admins and mods) for a player to create tons of farms or puppets for a sole purpose, such as "card farming". Again, it´s not illegal to do so, but this "Olympics", simply based on how anyone would click and "answer" issues without even looking at them, not to speak of reading and/or rethinking really takes the cake imo, especially, since there is a price on winning the competition.
I do regard the fact, that some "farmers" are getting more and more bored over times and therefore need some kind of entertainment, but I say, this competition is a contradiction to the NS-game and also an affront to players, who are interested in running their nations honourably (by answering issues to reach some goal for their nations).

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Postby Giovanniland » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:19 am

Coffin-Breathe wrote:Again, it´s not illegal to do so, but this "Olympics", simply based on how anyone would click and "answer" issues without even looking at them, not to speak of reading and/or rethinking really takes the cake imo, especially, since there is a price on winning the competition.


Usually, since card farming takes place on puppets for the sole purpose of getting cards, the result of issues isn't important since any option has an equal chance of generating a pack and it doesn't affect the main nation.

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Postby Matthias Schalk » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:38 am

Coffin-Breathe wrote:I know, that I´m sometimes accused of being elitist, moralistic and other names like this, but isn´t the "card game" only a sideshow to NS, and isn´t the intention of running some nation(s) on NS to answer issues for directing said nation(s) in a specific way ?
Well, since it´s legal for a player to have as many puppets as he/she likes, I guess it´s not the way NS was found (and run) by Max Barry (and the admins and mods) for a player to create tons of farms or puppets for a sole purpose, such as "card farming". Again, it´s not illegal to do so, but this "Olympics", simply based on how anyone would click and "answer" issues without even looking at them, not to speak of reading and/or rethinking really takes the cake imo, especially, since there is a price on winning the competition.
I do regard the fact, that some "farmers" are getting more and more bored over times and therefore need some kind of entertainment, but I say, this competition is a contradiction to the NS-game and also an affront to players, who are interested in running their nations honourably (by answering issues to reach some goal for their nations).

Let me tell you a story, and an example after;
I changed school when i was 12-13 years old. There I had a classmate with slight autism, and my other classmates were constantly bullying him, and i was of course shocked why they are so cruel, so I befriended him.
I found out that, this guy is living in patterns; never doing anything what he should not suppose to do (you can imagine how frustrating it is to other 'normal' kids, while they trying their borders and experiencing the world)
My other classmates said that he often warned them to not speak, dont cheat, dont play because thats the rules and they should not supposed to. Of course first they just laughed and told him ok and they did their way, but my friend could not accept this behaviour and told it to teachers (who of course did not handle it well), and they regulated them. I could tell a lot more about this, but i don't want to write a post which noone reads.. so my friend had a part of his life when he wanted to kill himself because of the constant bullying.

And my example is; I played a lot of World of Warcraft back when i was kid and there were two ways to play it; be a PvP-er, or a PvM-er, so compete against other players or beat big NPC (non player character) bosses in 40 man raids. So, thats how its supposed to do.. but i liked leveling so i just tried out every character, leveling them and at the end just played whatever, helped others. I never participated in raids (PvM), and however i did some PvP content, but not in organized system with others, not in high levels.

So with this i just wanted to say; Do you or your rights to anything get damaged by those who playing NS for the card game? I think not.
There are a lot of games which can be played in several ways, I dont think we should be mad because some people playing a game differently than we do. At least until it does not hurts our rights. If you don't like the way they play then just visit the sections of the forum where same-playstyle people write. Since what you doing now is just a base for unrest and conflict for not a single worthy reason.

I am sorry btw, my english is bad, since it is not my mother language.

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Postby 9003 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:30 am

Racoda wrote:
9003 wrote:Fastest 10 puppet run with 5 issues (50 issues):
This game is similar to the Single fastest 5 issues but times how long it takes you to answer 50 issues. This means that you can have 50 puppets with 1 issue each or 10 puppets with 5 issues each. As long as you answer 50 issues as quickly as possible. Same deal as above please post all of your puppets in the order that you answered the issues. I will then tabulate the speed.

Am I correct in understanding that, despite the name of the competition, all that matters is the number of issues answered, regardless of the number of puppets?


Yes the focus is to get 50 issues the puppet count does not matter

Edit to avoid double posting:

Coffin at first I was annoyed by a seemingly ranty post again by you but then I reflected on history and remembered very offten boycotting the olpmyics has been employed as a political protest (1980 and 1984 during the cold war). So now I find it more fitting.


As brought up earlier I had no idea the rules I set forth could be twisted and out of the box thinking that came up to manage to answer 5 issues in 0 secounds server time however I am still equaly impressed and a man of my word so nastic 2 will still be gifted to the fastest nation or in the event that a different nation holds the top speed for both events a random drawing of the two.

To fix the issue for the next cards olpymics with this game it may be the fastest 5 sandwiched between puppets so you would have to run 3 puppets or you have to start form a single tab. I'm open to thoughts from the community as to fine tune these games as well as any other games that could fit nicely in. I would love to run these monthly or bi monthly depending on how quickly I can turn up worth while prizes
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Postby Racoda » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:54 am

Submission for fastest 50 issues: 22 seconds

https://www.nationstates.net/page=activ ... filter=law
2/15/2020, 4:48:53 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA49, diaper ads feature vertically-challenged adults wearing bootees.
2/15/2020, 4:48:52 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA37, glamping RSCA37ians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
2/15/2020, 4:48:49 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA17, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
2/15/2020, 4:48:49 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA19, legislators toe the party line lest the Sergeant-at-Arms decide to conduct "truncheon practice" on the backbench.
2/15/2020, 4:48:49 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA15, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
2/15/2020, 4:48:49 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA44, the government is flooded with compensation requests.
2/15/2020, 4:48:49 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA50, the RSCA50ian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely.
2/15/2020, 4:48:49 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA47, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
2/15/2020, 4:48:49 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA48, RSCA48 successfully hosted the RSCA Olympics.
2/15/2020, 4:48:48 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA45, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.
2/15/2020, 4:48:48 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA46, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates.
2/15/2020, 4:48:46 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA43, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
2/15/2020, 4:48:46 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA42, men avoid even so much as looking at female colleagues.
2/15/2020, 4:48:46 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA38, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
2/15/2020, 4:48:46 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA41, war vets look after war animals.
2/15/2020, 4:48:45 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA40, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
2/15/2020, 4:48:45 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA39, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
2/15/2020, 4:48:45 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA36, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
2/15/2020, 4:48:45 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA35, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
2/15/2020, 4:48:43 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA34, careless Maxémon Trainers have been the cause of numerous search and rescue operations.
2/15/2020, 4:48:43 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA32, masterpieces by male artists are on display in the dumpsters behind the gallery.
2/15/2020, 4:48:43 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA33, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else.
2/15/2020, 4:48:42 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA29, pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers.
2/15/2020, 4:48:42 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA31, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
2/15/2020, 4:48:42 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA30, Leader tells rebellious ministers to "drop and give me twenty".
2/15/2020, 4:48:42 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA28, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
2/15/2020, 4:48:42 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA27, war vets look after war animals.
2/15/2020, 4:48:41 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA25, RSCA25ians incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
2/15/2020, 4:48:41 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA24, farmers have taken to hunting billionaires who encroach on their land.
2/15/2020, 4:48:40 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA26, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the RSCA26 City Natural History Museum.
2/15/2020, 4:48:40 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA23, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings.
2/15/2020, 4:48:40 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA22, the government is reining in public spending.
2/15/2020, 4:48:38 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA21, the entire entry for RSCA21 in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
2/15/2020, 4:48:38 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA18, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
2/15/2020, 4:48:38 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA20, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy.
2/15/2020, 4:48:38 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA16, extreme hiring regulations mean a job in RSCA16 is often a lifetime appointment.
2/15/2020, 4:48:37 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA14, organ donation is compulsory.
2/15/2020, 4:48:36 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA13, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities.
2/15/2020, 4:48:35 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA12, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes.
2/15/2020, 4:48:35 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA11, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else.
2/15/2020, 4:48:35 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA10, gun ownership is compulsory.
2/15/2020, 4:48:35 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA9, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests.
2/15/2020, 4:48:34 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA6, meat prices are soaring as the farming industry struggle under government-imposed restrictions.
2/15/2020, 4:48:34 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA8, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.
2/15/2020, 4:48:34 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA7, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.
2/15/2020, 4:48:33 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA5, the military is researching proton packs and PK-meters to combat "unseen enemy forces".
2/15/2020, 4:48:32 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA4, fruit market traders let their stock spoil rather than reduce their prices at the day's end.
2/15/2020, 4:48:32 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA3, retiring citizens are dragged away in the middle of the night by mysterious men in black suits.
2/15/2020, 4:48:32 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA2, billions of cards are being poured into a space program.
2/15/2020, 4:48:31 PM GMT+1: Following new legislation in RSCA1, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.


Edit: If I win, I'd rather someone else have the main legendary prize, I only need Nastic 2 for my CTE collection :p
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Postby Coffin-Breathe » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:38 am

Matthias Schalk wrote:So with this i just wanted to say; Do you or your rights to anything get damaged by those who playing NS for the card game? I think not.
There are a lot of games which can be played in several ways, I dont think we should be mad because some people playing a game differently than we do. At least until it does not hurts our rights. If you don't like the way they play then just visit the sections of the forum where same-playstyle people write. Since what you doing now is just a base for unrest and conflict for not a single worthy reason.

I guess, I should have to declare my understanding of the meaning of the (NS) game : Max Barry founded this game (imo), as well as he wrote his novels, with the intention and reason not only for entertainment, but for somehow "teaching" people about basic principles of states, governments, societies and how governmental decisions and policies reflect, influence (not always in the suspected/expected ways) and have their repercussions on the world/nation.
A lot of people, admins, mods and others (btw. : many thanks for doing this) invest lots of time and skill to keep NS running, interesting and attracting (as it is for hundreds of thousands of players worldwide) without any financial gain. Lots of new players flock to the game, as well as many others are staying in NS for years or even decades.
To keep all this under control and manageable, as well as to maintain a climate of "relatively" free speech, opinion expression, equality, aso the game (and the forums) have a set of rules, covering almost every possible situation; but since it´s in the interest and intention of the game, to allow multiple nations for every player (for testing out multiple styles of reigning, or simply just for fun), there´s no rule to limit the use of puppets/farms (except for WA membership), and since it´s impossible to judge, if a player "plays" his/her puppets/farms or simply runs them for a single purpose (which in this special case means "card farming") and randomly answering issues by randomly "clicking" on them, there obviously can`t be one.
I do very well know, that the "card game" is only a kind of a side-show for NS, but nevertheless in my opinion running hundreds or maybe even thousands of "farms" is against the meaning and intention of the NS-game (same as, for example,countless puppet generating for raiding/protecting/liberating events), and therefore I´m against it.
Maybe I´m wrong, or maybe I´m simply to moralistic or "puristic", but that´s my point of view and the reason behind me opposing "big farming" and the incidents, events and occurances resulting from.

Just to add : "go there, where you find people of your play-style, if you dont like" reminds me drastically of "love it or leave it", or the german version "geh doch nach drüben, Kommunist, wenn´s Dir hier nicht passt" of the cold-war aera; I assume, it wasn´t meant this way, but as a friendly advise, because we all should be glad, that this aera has gone some times ago and gladly isn´t (and also shouldn´t be) repeated in here (NS-forum).
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...good enough for me (no native speaker too)and definitely waaaaayyy better than my "magyarul"... 8)

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Postby Coffin-Breathe » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:05 am

9003 wrote:Coffin at first I was annoyed by a seemingly ranty post again by you but then I reflected on history and remembered very offten boycotting the olpmyics has been employed as a political protest (1980 and 1984 during the cold war). So now I find it more fitting.

unscrupulous double posting :
It´s not a "political protest", it´s simply my personal opinion on this event; as well as I find the idea inventive and somehow funny (seen the result of 0:00), and evidence of great dedication of your person to the "card-game" and NS itself, I have to oppose the basics and intentions behind, as I´m against "farming" for various reasons (some of them stated in my other posting above).
As I have lived through the "cold war aera" as an adult (in Europe), I had not to reflect, only to remember; believe me, I´m glad, that this aera is gone (halfways), it was no fun (of course, always better than a "hot" war), with all the hatred, the lies, the uncertainities on both sides and the everpresent threat of an atomic apocalypse; we all should make sure, that this will have no chance of coming back again...and that our worst problems are rantings about play-style or enormous prices for NS-cards... ;)
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Postby Matthias Schalk » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:12 am

Coffin-Breathe wrote:As I have lived through the "cold war aera" as an adult (in Europe), I had not to reflect, only to remember; believe me, I´m glad, that this aera is gone (halfways), it was no fun (of course, always better than a "hot" war), with all the hatred, the lies, the uncertainities on both sides and the everpresent threat of an atomic apocalypse; we all should make sure, that this will have no chance of coming back again...and that our worst problems are rantings about play-style or enormous prices for NS-cards... ;)

I did not live in that era, but the marked part of your post totally sounds like the current situation of our world today.
I am not sure if what is coming next is any better than it was before. If we look at our species, our whole history is just bloodsheding, war, suffering, and pain.. Of course, if your "group" is reigning at the moment, then its full of happiness; but someone always has to pay double the price in suffering for your happiness.

And for last words, i think this "tribal thinking" (left and right) is so deep in us, we cant even change it collectively. Even if you can in a small-medium group then you all will be crushed by those who cant/dont want to understand that our progress, our future can only be fruitful through understanding and cooperation. But too much blood has been already shed, and hatred only borns hatred. Hatred is like metastatic cancer; even if you fight it, you cant beat it.

Maybe you're right, people should be restricted to the frames of certain rules, and should only play like they supposed to; then everything would be nice and we could live in a peaceful and harmonic world.
But then comes the question; who will be that "godlike" emperor who will frame the rules for us. ..It will be just a human being again; sinful, corrupt. And even if his/her intentions were good, won't be able to stick to it, it is just not possible.

By the way, we shouldnt present so many off topic posts.. or just I doing it? haha
I mean i still say that, if someone playing the whole game for the card game then so be it. A lot of people still happily reads and solves the issues which are made by a lot of work and care of our issue creators, and editors. <3 I think the only ones who could say a word here are them.. if they feel damaged by these kind of "non-reading click games". But I dont think they are. Its like when my grandpa' gave a rope to us to attach the dog to the pole, and we instead used it to play some jumping rope.. well, he was right, the dog gone away and caused some trouble in the neighbourhood, but.. anyway, i don't think i can change the thinking of someone who is about my dad's age (no offense), and it has not even have any purpose, haha.. but with this we can see that how difficult it really is to "progress through understanding and cooperation" for a better world. It's just impossible.

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Postby 9003 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:43 am

I am all for heart felt messages and what not and your feelings but please don't post them here and thread jack this away from a fun event as I intended it to be. If you wanted to make a statement one post was plenty to say hey I'm against this here's why. Then please move on. The real life fourm is a much better fit for this sort of discussion or your own thread if you want to tie it back to cards.
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Postby Morover Artwork Fields 2 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:21 pm

Got 2 seconds for the 5-issue speedrun on both Morover Artwork Fields 8 and Morover Artwork Fields 9.

You should have an award for consistency :p

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Postby Feu de Glace » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:07 pm

I don't know if it counts for one or two seconds, but here's one: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=house_5

Will update for 50

Update:
0/1 second: https://www.nationstates.net/page=activ ... n.house_12

50 issues: House 10-20, 16 seconds
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