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N-Day September 2022

Postby Sedgistan » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:03 am

N-Day is, of course, returning this year, giving everyone the opportunity to ready defences, forge alliances, and lob nukes at one another... and then sit back in disgust as the world is taken over by radioactive crabs.

The start time for the event will be 10pm GMT Saturday 24th September, or see here for your local time.

This is the same time as we did it last year, intended to maximise the amount of NSers who can be online at the start of the event, and also so that the event as much as possible runs over weekend time, when people are most likely to be avaialble.

One change is expected to be in place this year, which is advance registration and joining of factions. This is currently slated to open 3 days prior to the event starting. This change has been coded by admin, but not yet fully tested. The 3 day window is intended to give casual players sufficient time to get their factions established, so they have a fighting chance when the event starts, but avoids having the build up drag on for too long. EDIT: This is now confirmed.

For reference, changes were discussed primarily here last year. The additional N-Day didn't happen this year, but is currently intended for February 25th, 2023.

EDIT: If you don't know what N-Day is, please read N-Day: What You Need to Know.
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Postby The Hurricane » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:08 am

Can't wait! Time to throw nukes at eachother!
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Postby Haganham » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:17 am

Thank you guys for announcing ahead of time so those of us who take this game way too seriously can take the time off to participate.
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Postby Bursken » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:20 am

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Postby Warzone Europe Crisis Prevention » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:29 am

Thanks for announcing this when I'm trying to sleep.

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Postby The Hurricane » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:32 am

Sedgistan wrote:...and then sit back in disgust as the world is taken over by radioactive crabs.

We don't we all team up against them then?
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Postby Tinhampton » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:49 am

A February N-Day is more than adequate compensation for the ongoing refusal to restore the OG event to August, where it belongs because NS does not have any summer minigames of any description whatsoever :P
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Postby Haganham » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:52 am

Tinhampton wrote:A February N-Day is more than adequate compensation for the ongoing refusal to restore the OG event to August, where it belongs because NS does not have any summer minigames of any description whatsoever :P

Should have participated in the summer fair.
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Postby Sedgistan » Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:05 am

An Events calendar is coming, which does have stuff in the summer.

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Postby Klaus Devestatorie » Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:57 am

Sedgistan wrote:An Events calendar is coming, which does have stuff in the summer.

Low key, this could be a big deal. Will there be new events repeated i.e. trade fair?

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Postby Sedgistan » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:19 am

That's the plan. I'll post more on it when I know the format the calendar will take, but the intent is to repeat more of the minigames/give some of the "constantly running" ones their time in the spotlight. There's no newly-coded events that'd be going on the calendar at present.

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Postby Flanderlion » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:44 am

Sedgistan wrote:That's the plan. I'll post more on it when I know the format the calendar will take, but the intent is to repeat more of the minigames/give some of the "constantly running" ones their time in the spotlight. There's no newly-coded events that'd be going on the calendar at present.

This will include things like the issues competition right? As those seem to be fairly regular now.
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Postby Falafelandia » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:52 am

Can we begin recruiting for factions?
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Postby Sedgistan » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:37 am

Flanderlion wrote:
Sedgistan wrote:That's the plan. I'll post more on it when I know the format the calendar will take, but the intent is to repeat more of the minigames/give some of the "constantly running" ones their time in the spotlight. There's no newly-coded events that'd be going on the calendar at present.

This will include things like the issues competition right? As those seem to be fairly regular now.

Yes, but I'd like to discourage further questions about the Events calendar as that will be handled in a separate thread soon.

Falafelandia wrote:Can we begin recruiting for factions?

What does "recruiting" involve?

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Postby Communist Beijing Must be China » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:39 am

Sedgistan wrote:
Flanderlion wrote:This will include things like the issues competition right? As those seem to be fairly regular now.

Yes, but I'd like to discourage further questions about the Events calendar as that will be handled in a separate thread soon.

Falafelandia wrote:Can we begin recruiting for factions?

What does "recruiting" involve?


I assume inviting people into their faction?

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Postby RedBrickLand » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:48 am

I've never experienced an N-Day before but I have two questions:
1. Does this affect any stats and stuff or is it just for fun?
2. What's the goal of all of this?
3. I don't really understand what it is.
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Postby Trotterdam » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:08 am

Wow, announced more than a month in advance? That's a significant change from past years when these things only got announced at the last moment if you didn't forget them entirely :)

Falafelandia wrote:Can we begin recruiting for factions?
Well, I guess you could start trying to convince people to join your faction already, but don't be surprised if it turns out they've already forgotten all about their promise by the time the event actually rolls around :)

Better to wait until a little closer to the scheduled date, I think.

RedBrickLand wrote:1. Does this affect any stats and stuff or is it just for fun?
Just for fun.

Traditionally, there'll be a news post showing who got the highest-scoring factions, but it doesn't affect anything else. Even if nothing is left of your country but a radioactive crater, it'll be magically cleaned up once the event ends and you're back to business as usual.

RedBrickLand wrote:2. What's the goal of all of this?
To exterminate each other in glorious nuclear fire.

Your faction scores one point for every nuke one of your members successfully lands on another faction, and loses one point for every nuke someone else lands on you. Intercepted nukes don't affect score. Faction with the most points wins!

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Postby Klaus Devestatorie » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:18 pm

Sedgistan wrote:That's the plan. I'll post more on it when I know the format the calendar will take, but the intent is to repeat more of the minigames/give some of the "constantly running" ones their time in the spotlight. There's no newly-coded events that'd be going on the calendar at present.

Low key this is some of the best news I've heard in years.

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Postby Jewish Underground State » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:20 pm

Thank goodness. Its my first one I thought I was gonna miss it!

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Postby Vavlar » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:20 pm

We better also get a second trade fair event :p

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Postby Tim-Opolis » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:26 pm

Are there plans in place to ensure pre-registration doesn't go like start-of-event faction name sniping, just three days earlier?
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Postby Ashtie » Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:50 am

Haganham wrote:Thank you guys for announcing ahead of time so those of us who take this game way too seriously can take the time off to participate.

LOL this
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Postby New Astri » Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:00 am

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Postby Romanic Imperium » Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:04 am

What is N-day? I have only been on since 2021 december
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Postby Socialist Indian Republics » Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:13 am

Vavlar wrote:We better also get a second trade fair event :p

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