NATION

PASSWORD

How did you find NationStates?

For discussion and debate about anything. (Not a roleplay related forum; out-of-character commentary only.)

How did you find NationStates?

Google / Search Engine
55
42%
School / Class / Teacher
2
2%
Friend / Word of Mouth
21
16%
Other Nation Sims
2
2%
Other Games / RPGs
3
2%
Other Online Community
24
18%
Other Media / Online Videos
16
12%
Other Advertisements
0
No votes
Max Barry / Books
2
2%
Other (Specify)
7
5%
 
Total votes : 132

User avatar
Brunswick-upon-Raritan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 852
Founded: May 15, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

How did you find NationStates?

Postby Brunswick-upon-Raritan » Mon May 25, 2020 6:50 pm

Pretty simple question.

For myself, to make a long story short, I found out about NationStates through a social studies teacher who showed us NS and Cybernations in like 8th grade. It was pretty dope, but I was more into CN. The wars and alliances were more fun there, and I didn’t really understand RPing without a game board or pieces to play with. It’s been a long time since, but discovering nation sims in my mid teens alongside classmates started what became a big part of my life in a lot of ways, both in time spent and emotion invested. And though nation sims are much less a part of life now, it still is very big in my nostalgic memory.

I often wonder how all my old alliance mates are today, and I often wish I could go back and relive those times, when I was wrapped up in whatever war we were waging, or some merger we were pursuing, or the elections for who would be best to lead us in the wars ahead. And, like, what life was like for each other as a teenage nerd in some other far-flung part of the country, or the world. We did have some things in common, after all, like Star Wars and video games.

Based on the age thread it seems like there are actually a bunch of young people on this forum, though, and a few geezers who definitely couldn’t have found this game in their school years, so it’s funny to think my nostalgia could be somebody else’s present, or something like that. So, how did you find NationStates, other nation sims, and what do you think of them?
Last edited by Brunswick-upon-Raritan on Mon May 25, 2020 7:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
“Brave as the battle roll of drum,
Strong as the surf when tempests come,
Throbbed all of Jersey’s hearts of oak,
When war upon the Jerseys broke.”

CyberNations class of 2007
Former Nation | Never Forget | Support Our Troops
...got milk? ;) Drink Pepsi, Defeat Communism

User avatar
Drew Durrnil
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 119
Founded: Apr 30, 2020
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Drew Durrnil » Mon May 25, 2020 6:53 pm

Drew Durnil posted a video on NS.
A Shark Republic

My Factbook

The Durrnilian Bureau of Police has issued an arrest warrant on President Trump

User avatar
Exalted Inquellian State
Diplomat
 
Posts: 995
Founded: Apr 30, 2020
Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Mon May 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Yeah, I also found it thanks to him. Ironically, I had trouble getting in because of him too, since many other people had the same idea.
My Three Way Cold War Map Game=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=486045

User avatar
Aeisonia
Envoy
 
Posts: 289
Founded: May 20, 2018
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Aeisonia » Mon May 25, 2020 6:57 pm

So many new players..

I found it from a google search of "nation simulator"
Defence Alert Level [DEFALLEV]
1
[2]
3
4
5
Top National Stocks
AUS ↓ 0.234%
NRM ↓ 1.34%
AGA ↓ 4.87%
HGG ↓ 3.00%
PAS ↓ 1.23%
New anthem! https://youtu.be/b7UDE1jDhS4

Hail Aeisonia!


OOC: What is Aeisonia?
Aeisonia is a satirical fascist nation that I made to be literal hell. It is a very militaristic fascist nation, run by a dictatorship. In Aeisonia, people are little more than corporate slaves, with no freedoms or rights other than the right to spend and earn money. This is my idea of the worst world possible.

Obviously, this nation does not represent my views.


[IC]"And hail Aeisonia!"




User avatar
Heloin
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 12929
Founded: Mar 30, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby Heloin » Mon May 25, 2020 6:57 pm

LiveJournal probably, I don't remember anymore.
I hope you meet the rabbit with the feather in her hat, the penny whistle girl with the orange colored cap.
Bells on her coat and a raggle taggle kind of grin, she'll teach you how to love if you believe in her


Free All Of Africa From Hate
Proudly Zimbabwean | Stand With Hong Kong | One Big Union

User avatar
Shanghai industrial complex
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1910
Founded: Feb 20, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Shanghai industrial complex » Mon May 25, 2020 6:59 pm

I joined community of Paradox game. One day someone complained that they couldn't play games without a computer. Another recommended this website to us
Carthage must be destroyed!
*Salt sprinkling*

User avatar
Brunswick-upon-Raritan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 852
Founded: May 15, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Brunswick-upon-Raritan » Mon May 25, 2020 7:08 pm

Drew Durrnil wrote:Drew Durnil posted a video on NS.


I didn’t think of that, made a video option.
“Brave as the battle roll of drum,
Strong as the surf when tempests come,
Throbbed all of Jersey’s hearts of oak,
When war upon the Jerseys broke.”

CyberNations class of 2007
Former Nation | Never Forget | Support Our Troops
...got milk? ;) Drink Pepsi, Defeat Communism

User avatar
Evil Empire 666
Secretary
 
Posts: 30
Founded: May 04, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Evil Empire 666 » Mon May 25, 2020 7:11 pm

Brunswick-upon-Raritan wrote:Pretty simple question.

For myself, to make a long story short, I found out about NationStates through a social studies teacher who showed us NS and Cybernations in like 8th grade. It was pretty dope, but I was more into CN. The wars and alliances were more fun there, and I didn’t really understand RPing without a game board or pieces to play with. It’s been a long time since, but discovering nation sims in my mid teens alongside classmates started what became a big part of my life in a lot of ways, both in time spent and emotion invested. And though nation sims are much less a part of life now, it still is very big in my nostalgic memory.

I often wonder how all my old alliance mates are today, and I often wish I could go back and relive those times, when I was wrapped up in whatever war we were waging, or some merger we were pursuing, or the elections for who would be best to lead us in the wars ahead. And, like, what life was like for each other as a teenage nerd in some other far-flung part of the country, or the world. We did have some things in common, after all, like Star Wars and video games.

Based on the age thread it seems like there are actually a bunch of young people on this forum, though, and a few geezers who definitely couldn’t have found this game in their school years, so it’s funny to think my nostalgia could be somebody else’s present, or something like that. So, how did you find NationStates, other nation sims, and what do you think of them?



TI roF kooL oT daH I.

User avatar
Il Borgia Vaticano
Diplomat
 
Posts: 532
Founded: Jul 13, 2013
Father Knows Best State

Postby Il Borgia Vaticano » Mon May 25, 2020 7:19 pm

Aeisonia wrote:So many new players..

I found it from a google search of "nation simulator"


"Run a country game."

Literally what I googled at age 16 to find this place.
Ecce autem ex hoc sequitur Vaticanae. If I offend you? Go to Hell, Heretic. Papal Bulls and Governmental Info/News
Economic Left/Right: 3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.38

User avatar
Snakeden
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 143
Founded: Apr 27, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Snakeden » Mon May 25, 2020 7:25 pm

I've played before, a long time ago at the start of the game, but unfortunately, I don't remember how I first found out it even existed.

This time my brain smacked me out of nowhere with "what if you went back to that NationStates game and played a couple of ideas out," and I went "yeah, sure."

User avatar
Pax Nerdvana
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 14238
Founded: May 22, 2017
Anarchy

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Mon May 25, 2020 7:31 pm

I'm getting deja vue. I think I've seen this thread at least 3 or 4 different times. A friend of mine told me about NS.
Right leaning male American independent and something of a libertarian. I am a fan of SF, Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek, military history, retrogaming, NASA, and Nintendo, among other things. The First Amendment gives freedom; the Second ensures it. TANSTAAFL! Call me Pax. Also: puns.
Colonize other planets! Space! NASA!
Dangerous freedom>peaceful oppression
The stars are ours! Ad Astra!
Live free or die!
Don't tread on me.
Quotes
It's "We the People", not "We the Government.
Christian
Bill of Rights
Think for yourself-it's patriotic! Don't be sheeple!
I dislike and/or distrust big business, taxes, the current American political parties, and the government.
Freedom is never free, so remember those who died for it.
Support the troops!

User avatar
Biotopia
Envoy
 
Posts: 269
Founded: Antiquity
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Biotopia » Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 pm

Brunswick-upon-Raritan wrote:Pretty simple question.

For myself, to make a long story short, I found out about NationStates through a social studies teacher who showed us NS and Cybernations in like 8th grade. It was pretty dope, but I was more into CN. The wars and alliances were more fun there, and I didn’t really understand RPing without a game board or pieces to play with. It’s been a long time since, but discovering nation sims in my mid teens alongside classmates started what became a big part of my life in a lot of ways, both in time spent and emotion invested. And though nation sims are much less a part of life now, it still is very big in my nostalgic memory.

I often wonder how all my old alliance mates are today, and I often wish I could go back and relive those times, when I was wrapped up in whatever war we were waging, or some merger we were pursuing, or the elections for who would be best to lead us in the wars ahead. And, like, what life was like for each other as a teenage nerd in some other far-flung part of the country, or the world. We did have some things in common, after all, like Star Wars and video games.

Based on the age thread it seems like there are actually a bunch of young people on this forum, though, and a few geezers who definitely couldn’t have found this game in their school years, so it’s funny to think my nostalgia could be somebody else’s present, or something like that. So, how did you find NationStates, other nation sims, and what do you think of them?


Wow, thanks for sharing this. I feel exactly the same. I actually have a real life friend I made through this game who i've visited on the other side of the world a few times. This game and the community was such a formative experience on my life. I can still remember writing a long message to one of my NS friends right after the first time I kissed a guy. "Priorities", lol.

I found out about NS from an article in the New Internationalist magazine. This would have been around 2002/2003. Early days in the game. I played it for several years afterwards but moved on. I've come back a couple of times since. I still have my copy of Jennifer Government too.
Playing NS since 2003 Queer. Socialist. BLM | About Biotopia Modern Tech. Non-Human. | Join our Cold War roleplay!

User avatar
Bombadil
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13748
Founded: Oct 13, 2011
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Bombadil » Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 pm

Laying in the gutter, looking at the stars.
Eldest, that's what I am...Tom remembers the first raindrop and the first acorn...he knew the dark under the stars when it was fearless — before the Dark Lord came from Outside..

十年

User avatar
Geneviev
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13226
Founded: Mar 03, 2018
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Geneviev » Mon May 25, 2020 8:25 pm

A Google search for creating a nation.

Alternatively, you can always say that I was meant to be here, for whatever reason you choose.
"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge." Proverbs 18:15

User avatar
Brunswick-upon-Raritan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 852
Founded: May 15, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Brunswick-upon-Raritan » Mon May 25, 2020 8:40 pm

I’m amazed so many people had the organic idea to just look for a “create nation” game lol I wonder what games might exist that I’ve just never looked for
“Brave as the battle roll of drum,
Strong as the surf when tempests come,
Throbbed all of Jersey’s hearts of oak,
When war upon the Jerseys broke.”

CyberNations class of 2007
Former Nation | Never Forget | Support Our Troops
...got milk? ;) Drink Pepsi, Defeat Communism

User avatar
Preusses
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 13
Founded: Sep 20, 2019
New York Times Democracy

Postby Preusses » Mon May 25, 2020 8:42 pm

Basically an ex-friend of mine forced me into the game but never actually taught me how to RP properly and kept showing off his nation calling my nation a ruthless dictatorship. Ironically his nation wasn't exactly feasible in any alternate history scenario. He also kept calling me out in my earlier days of nationstates for being bad at naming nations. Then when we had an arguement and broke the friendship he pledged to destroy all my nations and bar me from ever playing again as his revenge.

User avatar
MineLegotia and Equestria
Envoy
 
Posts: 292
Founded: Jul 22, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby MineLegotia and Equestria » Mon May 25, 2020 8:44 pm

Found NationStates through a My Little Pony fanfiction.

Yes, fanfiction.
Think MLP but darker, combined with British Imperialism, German-Chinese Culture, and Stellaris levels of Diversity of Species
Christian Conservative and borderline Libertarian
"All posts are personal, does not represent any organization I'm in, unless stated"
Parliament debates over new SAR legislation | "AWF is new step in interregional politics for MineLegotia and Equestria"

User avatar
Brunswick-upon-Raritan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 852
Founded: May 15, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Brunswick-upon-Raritan » Mon May 25, 2020 8:48 pm

MineLegotia and Equestria wrote:Found NationStates through a My Little Pony fanfiction.

Yes, fanfiction.


I’d categorize that as “Other Online Community”... Didn’t anticipate that, though
“Brave as the battle roll of drum,
Strong as the surf when tempests come,
Throbbed all of Jersey’s hearts of oak,
When war upon the Jerseys broke.”

CyberNations class of 2007
Former Nation | Never Forget | Support Our Troops
...got milk? ;) Drink Pepsi, Defeat Communism

User avatar
Brunswick-upon-Raritan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 852
Founded: May 15, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Brunswick-upon-Raritan » Mon May 25, 2020 8:49 pm

Preusses wrote:Basically an ex-friend of mine forced me into the game but never actually taught me how to RP properly and kept showing off his nation calling my nation a ruthless dictatorship. Ironically his nation wasn't exactly feasible in any alternate history scenario. He also kept calling me out in my earlier days of nationstates for being bad at naming nations. Then when we had an arguement and broke the friendship he pledged to destroy all my nations and bar me from ever playing again as his revenge.


Uh... Does he still play?
“Brave as the battle roll of drum,
Strong as the surf when tempests come,
Throbbed all of Jersey’s hearts of oak,
When war upon the Jerseys broke.”

CyberNations class of 2007
Former Nation | Never Forget | Support Our Troops
...got milk? ;) Drink Pepsi, Defeat Communism

User avatar
Brunswick-upon-Raritan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 852
Founded: May 15, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Brunswick-upon-Raritan » Mon May 25, 2020 8:50 pm

Bombadil wrote:Laying in the gutter, looking at the stars.


This kind of froofy nonsense is why you were cut from the movies
“Brave as the battle roll of drum,
Strong as the surf when tempests come,
Throbbed all of Jersey’s hearts of oak,
When war upon the Jerseys broke.”

CyberNations class of 2007
Former Nation | Never Forget | Support Our Troops
...got milk? ;) Drink Pepsi, Defeat Communism

User avatar
Exalted Inquellian State
Diplomat
 
Posts: 995
Founded: Apr 30, 2020
Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Mon May 25, 2020 8:50 pm

MineLegotia and Equestria wrote:Found NationStates through a My Little Pony fanfiction.

Yes, fanfiction.

Um... I would like to have an explanation.
My Three Way Cold War Map Game=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=486045

User avatar
Kathol Rift
Envoy
 
Posts: 340
Founded: Mar 12, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Kathol Rift » Mon May 25, 2020 8:51 pm

Had a friend bring it up over two years ago. And now, I’m obsessed.
| As a nerd, I do use NS stats | the three B’s: Big Guns, Big Robots, Big Tanks |

Stop acting like all cops are evil. It’s a tiny minority of cops that do things like what happened to George Floyd

User avatar
The Hindustani State
Diplomat
 
Posts: 713
Founded: Jun 23, 2019
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Hindustani State » Mon May 25, 2020 8:52 pm

It became popular in my college
The Hindustani State। हिन्दूस्तानी राष्ट्र
Theocratic South Asia ruled on Hindu principles, and having expelled all invader religions
This nation is my IRL political views taken to the extreme

NS Parliament: Lakshman Rajagopalam - Tamil People’s Party

User avatar
Galloism
Khan of Spam
 
Posts: 65484
Founded: Aug 20, 2005
Father Knows Best State

Postby Galloism » Mon May 25, 2020 8:52 pm

I was summoned using black magic. Then they offered me homemade brownies, and I was like "ok, that's cool".
Venicilian: wow. Jesus hung around with everyone. boys, girls, rich, poor(mostly), sick, healthy, etc. in fact, i bet he even went up to gay people and tried to heal them so they would be straight.
The Parkus Empire: Being serious on NSG is like wearing a suit to a nude beach.
New Kereptica: Since power is changed energy over time, an increase in power would mean, in this case, an increase in energy. As energy is equivalent to mass and the density of the government is static, the volume of the government must increase.


User avatar
Brunswick-upon-Raritan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 852
Founded: May 15, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Brunswick-upon-Raritan » Mon May 25, 2020 8:52 pm

Pax Nerdvana wrote:I'm getting deja vue. I think I've seen this thread at least 3 or 4 different times. A friend of mine told me about NS.


I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been affected by nostalgia over the years
“Brave as the battle roll of drum,
Strong as the surf when tempests come,
Throbbed all of Jersey’s hearts of oak,
When war upon the Jerseys broke.”

CyberNations class of 2007
Former Nation | Never Forget | Support Our Troops
...got milk? ;) Drink Pepsi, Defeat Communism

Next

Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: -Astoria-, Abserdia, Absolon-7, Alcala-Cordel, Aleixandria, Bombadil, New Bremerton, Red Intria, Shrillland, The Alma Mater, The Orson Empire, Zemper Macro

Advertisement

Remove ads