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What happens to NS when Max Barry dies?

Postby Vonum » Thu May 09, 2024 2:02 pm

Max Barry: Author of some amazing books, God of mischief(?) and the beloved founder of this Very Site, NationStates. Since 2002, he has dedicated a lot of his life to this site.

But let's talk about the opposite of life: Death. Like the rest of us (sorry if I touch a nerve here), Max Barry will inevitably die one day. Other than the entire NS community being distraught, what exactly will happen to NS? Will it remain running? Will it be shut down? Will it be handed down to someone else? I don't know, that is why I'm asking everyone here: What happens to NS when Max Barry dies?
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Postby Souverain Revachol » Thu May 09, 2024 2:04 pm

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Jokes aside, I don't actually know - I assume he's the owner right now, so who gets ownership when he goes?
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Postby Khardsland » Thu May 09, 2024 2:05 pm

We'll enter martial law as the mods declare a state of emergency
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Postby The Scandoslavic Empire » Thu May 09, 2024 2:06 pm

As an actual answer, I assume it would be similar to a company inheritance clause, or buy-out scenario.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu May 09, 2024 2:19 pm

Violet takes the one ring and rules middle earth with an iron fist. Love her and despair
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Postby Ancientania » Thu May 09, 2024 2:20 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:Violet takes the one ring and rules middle earth with an iron fist.

Supposing [violet] isn't Barry.

Some senior mod will get control. Not sure which, though.
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Postby Al-Haqiqah » Thu May 09, 2024 3:43 pm

It'll run as always. Someone else will take over administration.
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Postby Aadhirisian Puppet Nation » Thu May 09, 2024 3:46 pm

behind_the_sofa will conquer NS and rule it for eternity.
But no actually NS will run as normal XP

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Postby The Skellies » Thu May 09, 2024 3:49 pm

Aadhirisian Puppet Nation wrote:behind_the_sofa will conquer NS and rule it for eternity.
But no actually NS will run as normal XP

how
what
1 million population?
In a region that doesn't exist?

Tbh, I feel like one of the older mods would take control, hopefully being good.

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Postby Slovanske Staty » Thu May 09, 2024 3:49 pm

Will be funny if Elon Musk buys it.

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Postby Aadhirisian Puppet Nation » Thu May 09, 2024 3:52 pm

The Skellies wrote:
Aadhirisian Puppet Nation wrote:behind_the_sofa will conquer NS and rule it for eternity.
But no actually NS will run as normal XP

how
what
1 million population?
In a region that doesn't exist?

On top of that their activity says "54 years ago." There's a thread on that user here: viewtopic.php?t=550198&f=15&view=unread#unread
I find the whole thing quite funny.

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Postby Squirreltopia » Thu May 09, 2024 3:52 pm

The site would probably be sold if max barry dies.
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Postby Daphomir » Thu May 09, 2024 3:52 pm

If Max Barry dies, perhaps the game will be handed down to the mod team, with a central administrator. Perhaps a game-wide event will take place so that players throughout the entirety of NationStates can pay their respects to the man who created one of the oldest browser games that runs to this day. Perhaps they will read more of his books; after all, Barry is an author. As for NS itself, the game will likely run mostly as usual, but the forums will likely be filled with Max Barry themed threads discussing all about him.
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Postby Unmet Player » Thu May 09, 2024 3:56 pm

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Simonia
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Postby Simonia » Thu May 09, 2024 4:00 pm

I think either:
-Max Barry’s descendant(s) inherit the game.
-Somebody buys it.
-The mods take over.
-The game is technically still there, but stops being updated.
OR
-The game dies.
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Postby Daphomir » Thu May 09, 2024 4:03 pm

Well, Barry is 51 years old, so he has plenty of time left!
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Postby Novarisiya » Thu May 09, 2024 4:18 pm

this party has to end someday.
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Postby Farnhamia » Thu May 09, 2024 5:02 pm

Ancientania wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:Violet takes the one ring and rules middle earth with an iron fist.

Supposing [violet] isn't Barry.

Some senior mod will get control. Not sure which, though.

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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu May 09, 2024 6:02 pm

Slovanske Staty wrote:Will be funny if Elon Musk buys it.

He would have lost a lot less money than his Twitter purchase
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Postby Ifreann » Thu May 09, 2024 6:04 pm

Max Barry died 150 years ago.
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Postby Rusozak » Thu May 09, 2024 6:08 pm

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Postby Russian Brotherhood » Thu May 09, 2024 6:08 pm

The head developer or the head moderation member will be responsible.
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Postby Floofybit » Thu May 09, 2024 6:14 pm

Don't you mean if he dies? Of course not. How could Max Barry die? Next question.
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Postby Gorutimania » Thu May 09, 2024 6:16 pm

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Postby Herador » Thu May 09, 2024 6:36 pm

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