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Nationstates
« on: November 04, 2015, 09:49:04 pm »
Oh gods, I love Nationstates so much. So I'm probably somewhat biased on the matter. But here goes anyway.

Nationstates is, in essence, a browser game involving running a nation. Every day, you'll get a set number of issues to resolve, from freedom of speech laws to space research, and even a huge, branching, multi-issue chain dealing with turmoil in Brazilistan. And you're supposed to choose from the options you're given to shape how your nation develops. The best part of this, really, is the sheer absurdness some of the proposals, or issues for that matter, display. Banning anything from automobiles to the internet, deifying your leader, and processing dead people into snacks are absolutely things that you can do. So that's pretty fun. Not to mention, choosing an option might not necessarily bring the result you expected. Allowing flag burning apparently increased the tendency for flag-burning mobs of people to turn into straight-up burning mobs of people. It's best not to question the madness.

Besides issues, there's a couple more things as well to note. Nations are grouped into regions, which essentially serve a social function. Through the regional message boards, people can talk about whatever suits them. Plus, the fact that a region's WA Delegate (more on that in a bit) often has the power to change regional settings, including kicking people out of regions, a metagame of sorts has developed, where coordinated groups of raiders try to wrest control of a region's delegacy, mildly vandalise it, and then run off. So that's a thing, I guess.
Now, the WA. In short, 's a group of nations that pretty much anyone can join, and it functions as a rough analogue to our UN. Drafting resolutions on various things, and putting them to vote. I'm not overly active in that sector, so I'm afraid my explanation pretty much stops there.

Anyways, it's fun. I personally run a couple nations, mainly for the variety. And 'cause having a cartoonishly evil dictatorship brings me much amusement. Especially when I tattoo barcodes on my citisens and spike their drinking water with drugs to keep them under control.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 11:50:05 pm »
Looks interesting, I already made a Nation:
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 05:51:42 am »
Main nation!
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And my two primary alts. I have a couple more, but they haven't gone in as much of a direction as I'd planned quite yet.
Egplanton and Patagoniae. They're fun places. Check out the causes of death ^~^
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 07:50:29 am »
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Sounds fun.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 01:30:12 pm »
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2015, 12:45:34 am »
It's nice to see other Nationstates players.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 07:02:11 am »
Lol I should try that at one point, and lol at the Walrussia nation.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2015, 01:54:07 pm »
So I just started with a few nations, because I wanted to experiment with the options. I pretty much always have good civil rights and political freedom, but how do you get a good economy?? The best one I ever got was ~40/100, and the next day after selecting the issues it dropped to ~20/100.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2015, 02:02:22 pm »
So I just started with a few nations, because I wanted to experiment with the options. I pretty much always have good civil rights and political freedom, but how do you get a good economy?? The best one I ever got was ~40/100, and the next day after selecting the issues it dropped to ~20/100.
Difficult. Generally, the best way to go is to drive it up through issues that would help your economy. Problem is, those tend to impact negatively on over stuff, be it civil/political freedoms or one of the other factor, like the environment or whatever else. So, keeping everything up to reasonable levels is a bit of a juggling act.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2015, 06:54:03 pm »
Well Whatever. I guess I will have to just play it out. For now I'm content with the 36/100 eco I have.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 07:13:14 am »
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This issue made me so very happy. It's really a beautiful thing.
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 08:25:12 am »
What I wanted to create is the most satanic, dictatorial/oppressive nation, just to see how it ends up. But I am unsure what to pick. The motto would probably be "Destroy humanity" :P
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 05:54:10 pm »
Make it like Nazi Germany DJ :P
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2015, 06:00:49 pm »
Or like germany today - in the 'refugee '''crisis'''' :P
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Re: Nationstates
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 06:07:26 pm »
Or like germany today - in the 'refugee '''crisis'''' :P
But Nazi Germany had concentration camps and was directly for World Domination.

Also what is the refugee crisis (I didn't see it on American news)
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