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The Vice Delegate's Weekly Update, 2021-04-05


The Vice Delegate's Weekly Update


4 April 2021 - Week 12 - Vice Delegate's Update

Happy Easter, everyone!

Keeper numbers continue to increase even as WA numbers fluctuate from week to week. Security Council endorsement numbers are strong across the board, and I have sent out endorsement alert dispatches and telegrams for Frances Francis the First of France, Xagill, Sil Dorsett, Territorio di Nessuno, and Kranostav. The goal is to have every SCer at or above 1010 endorsements, and we will reach that goal soon. Xagill's endorsements are now on par with the rest of the SC, and will only increase from here.

World Assembly Development Program
Two pieces of news here. Firstly, the LinkMarch 2021 WADP Awards Volume is out! Card rewards will follow shortly, and will be tracked in Linkthis new thread. We have numerous new top-10 winners this time around, so be sure to upvote the dispatch for maximum visibility! Part 2 of the awards can be found Linkhere. Secondly, lottery RMB posts are back in business! For those unaware, automated RMB posting of the winners of our Link3 daily legendary lotteries ceased a few weeks ago despite the actual gifting of the cards continuing as usual. I have rectified the issue, caught up on all missed lottery posts, and will be posting all lottery winners Linkin this thread every week to maximize visibility.

Endotarting Event - Spring into Action!
We're on the cusp of releasing our big April endotarting event. This event will last until the end of the month, and will feature multiple mainstream prizes in addition to supporting card prizes. For an early look at the event, see the spoiler below:

Throughout the long history of NationStates, The North Pacific has stood the test of time as a bastion of democracy. As part of our commitment to our democratic ideals, we've long promoted free endorsement trading ("endotarting") for all our residents, even when so many regions impose harsh endorsement caps on their members. And it shows: TNP has the highest top endorsement counts of any region by far. The top 28 endorsement spots in the game are held by TNPers, with many more following close behind. Our world-leading LinkWorld Assembly Development Program not only rewards active endotarting, but ensures that any nation can achieve an endorsement count exceeding most delegates with just a tiny bit of effort. Not just our nations, but any nation in the game, can take advantage of our Linkendorsement tool to easily endorse every World Assembly (WA) nation in their region.

To ensure our security and safeguard our democracy, we've asked new WA members to endorse the LinkDelegate, LinkVice Delegate, and LinkSecurity Council of The North Pacific, thereby becoming LinkKeepers of the North. On a personal note, I would like to thank all our Keepers for helping keep (heh) our region safe.

But this event isn't about us. It's about you.

Spring into Action is a regionwide endorsement event running until the end of April. The objective is simple: boost the endorsement counts as many of our WA residents as possible, and increase our collective endorsements as a region. This doesn't just benefit you with a shiny badge: it [url

TL;DR: Give out endorsements and reap the returns!
~ First, you should endorse the delegate, vice delegate, and members of the Security Council:

McMasterdonia

Cretox State

Pallaith

Siwale

Great Bights Mum

Former English Colony

Sil Dorsett

El Fiji Grande

Cretox State

Kranostav

Dreadton

Territorio di Nessuno

Ethnon

Frances Francis the First of France

Xagill

~ Second, you can endorse WA nations belonging to Keepers of the North. These nations are very likely to return your endorsement.

1 very fast endotarter

5 kingdoms of Britannia

Abiswashyo-bhumi

Advancia-Sizzletown

Aeolist

Aerilia

Aetulia

Ages

AGoodPlace

Ahssn

Alcavia

Alice Gardens

Alissatopia

Allah Subhan

Allevania

Alorca

Alqulonde

Altivia

Amblegreserland

Amderlask

Amensa

Amerian States

Ameroind

Amestris-Britannia

AmManies

Andanavia

Andanx

Animu Place

Antiyard

Anungu

A Ordem do Caos

Apollo Park

Apscorren

Arctic Kingdoms

Ardenstania

Ardretia

Ariele

Arimbia

Arisom

Arquan

Arrivederci

Arson pog

Arthyia

Aruvicion

Aryan Homeland

A Salmon Named Harold

Ataraxia Somnia

Ateala

Atlunartemis

Atrito

Ausnakulia

Ausrea

Austecrucis

Austrian Confederacy

AVALOHIA

AverageJoevlania

A Victorian Era Nation

Ayuzhhhhh

Azzarel

Bankowiata

Barabolia

Batatoland Empire

Bearical

Beasluxia

Becaner

Bend Mai

Bengal Empir

Beta Cyndriel

Better Malaysia

Bharathvarsh

Blackphir

Blyskalia

BohemiaIV

Boston Castle

Boston Terrier Land

Brandenburg-Ansbach

Brettenia

British-Australia

Britle

Broadwayville

Brsil

Brucklania

BTProductions

Bueszqostan

Burturn

C0RONA

Cajland

Caladann

Calvas island

Canineia

Canock

Capablanca

Card Kingdom

Cartures

Caselpania

Central Ryal

Centrialand

Cereskia

Chadinton

Changjo

Chiho

Chips and Guac

Chukstik Illahi

Cinnibar

Clan Spaniel

Climeria

Cloydicia

Colfes

Colonies of Free Temeria

Commoterre

Confederacy of North America

Conscientious Compeers

Corfad

Costa Azurica

Cowbridge

Crader

Cretox State

Crondassia

Crusadam

Dabarastan

Dacian Freelands

Daerlan

Daiz

Dakota Territories

Dangine

Dar es Saalam

Darkmondoria

David Davidson

DeadlyAntics

Defense For The World Assembly

Dejure

Delacia

Democatic Donkeys

Democratic HomeLand

Democratie

Demo Troplenia

Deseret-Moronia

Destructive Government Endorsing System

Desvios

Detrivania

Dicko

DIMAnism

Diodone

Dontrovolous

Dopeland420

Draconian Progression

Drash Mannistan

Dreadton

Drentusa

Drueste

Drutopia Insomnia

Duryanistan

Duurania

Earapperilnatopia

East Akra

Eastern Cous Empria

East Supple Lund

East Wushen

Eirenias

Elavonstagen

El Fiji Grande

Ellabur3

Ellbonnia

Empy

Enfindania

Enomeni Ipeiros

Eraver

Ergazomenoi

Eri-Maqa-Ena

Erisoria

Ernestia

Erowo

Ertugrul Bey

Esplandia

Etanur

Eternal Dominion

Ethnon

Ever dark

Exkosia

Expere Fiyans

Exteriores Insulae Hyacinthum

Eywaan

Federal Republic of Genosha

Felpolandia

Fendlium

Fengate

FergusonPoint

Fevens

Fieldia

Figyjharli

Finchin

Fizban

Flegetonte

Fluffy Noodles

Folenz

ForestMythal

Former English Colony

Foxasia

Fran Advar

Frances Francis the First of France

Fraystonia

Free Atlantis

Free Culture

Free Nation of Hong Kong

Free Salvation

Free States of Marina

Freyford

Frieszia

FROST33

Gabenia

Gafflebag

Gainesixtan

Galaician Empire

Galbadiana

Gambierland

Garnet Liberty

Gawdzendia

Gendirt

GenshinImpact

German Spitsbergen

Glorylund

Glurponia

Godwanna

Gondwanaia

Governor Tarkin

Graccia

Grand Intergalactic Republic

Great Bights Mum

Greater Ale Permars

Greater Cajun

Greater Pittsburgh

Great Newcastle

Grenede

Grettir Asmundarson

Grieslhiem

Grue

Guer Aike

Gunz Alberaland

Gurou

Hamerica

Haor Chall

Hardscrabble

Harjad

Harmonypine

Havonosa

Hazarium

Heilhum Imperius

Helecria

Hepek

Herblestan

Hewani

High Albania

Higher Cascadia

Highton Islands

His Enduring Majesty

HolyDoge

Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria

Holy Marcus Empire

Holy Oranz

Ibarkla

Ice and Tinian

Illusia and Neverendia

Impel Down

Imperial American Patriots

Imperial Pieserged

Imperial Sers

Ina Outna

Indoburma

Ing Comashki

Inner Mace Onerful

Innocentic

Inspiratus

Interdimensional Zone

Intion North

Ioannenburg

Irongirong

Italy and Malta

Ivy Rekkia

Jagaief

Jakit

Jan Mackistan

Jaxikistan

JK239

Joevala

Joodey

Joseph Joestar 2nd part

Kappacon

Karakaan

Karakalpak Republic

Kartujia

Kastonvia

Katuda

Kayanc-Boaine

Kazoo Basin

Kellera

Kerabotsos

Keurig Machines

Keventle

KhalChicken

Kharon

Khoik

Kim Da-mi

Kingdom of KHATTAB

Kingdom Of Manaf

Kinitopia

Kitzgos

Klodma

Koda-Land

Konolas

Kooderpictokingratch

Korean-Joseon

Korovan Isles

Kragsgale

Krazon

Kristalmaan

Kristiona

Kromi

Kuldi

Kundam

Kwaj

Kyruev

Landfinia

Laurendon

Lavenite

Laxoimia

Lazadonil

Lemonbiscuits

Lemsrow

Liberatarian States

Libertania Democratica

Liberum Hibernia

Libvillia

Liminyj

Lionia

Logovets

Lol2639

Lorigia

Losiste

LostLegion

Loungdako

Loutsland

Lovarpia

Lowssen

Lucedeia

Lucidian Republic

Luctanhury

Lulubellia

Lux Conos

Madjack

Malikhabar

Malomae

Malta Comino Gozo

Manticore utopia

Maott

Mardessa

Market Victories

Marmiedon

Marpegon

Mazdia

Merconitonitopia

Miamington

Mimia

Minich

Mitropola

Moneyflows

Mon Island

Morburn

Morcusa Clicanskaukk

Morgul

Morover

Moubarakistan

Muqatil

My chest is flat

Mystiquelle

Naalfgarth

Napnomadia

Nation1812

Nationeer

Navorden

Nea Oia

Necromonia

Neo Cheese Empire

Neopie

New Avian

New Bedre

New Celoveniortan

New Chilokver

New Feltre

New Lakemba

New Michag

Newpromisedland

New Trisone

Nikhilesh23

Nistriabar

Niu Tiireni

Nodnarb

Noesantara

No god

Nordic-British Union

Nordicon

Nordliches Stadt

Noria Prinefrikeslon

North Arkana

North Armatas

North Bratislava

Northern Hark Eis Supond

Northern Roman Republic

Northern Socialist Council Republics

North Kalsennia

North Unity

Northwest Zedonia

Notyoutopia

Noua Uniune a Republicilor Sovietice

Nova Arcania

Novremia

Novus Nala

Nuronte

Nyock

Oannia

Obelias

Obrania

Ocharckia

Odasck

Odelinor

Ogsland VI

Old Emporia

Olszowka

Omnistria

Ootasa

Orado

Orogonia

Osternia

Otakus and Weebs

Outer Shenendoah

Ozstan

Pakchi

Palisede

Pallaith

Panama Coalition

Papahania

Paradeavenlisian States

Partax

Pasargad

Paul Pasch

PEG

Perikuresu

Pertinet Terris

Phaerra

Phoronu

Picairn

Pigeonstan

Pinguioris

Plaid Town

Planes

PlanetMercury

Pleroma Sans Romans

Pokemanland

Porotia

Port Naga

PotatoFarmers

Potatolandium

Powerful Originality

Pradovnia

Primum Accalia

Prohendiniva

Prydania

Putinskaya

Pytong

Que Lukustinardon

Quentiam Viventem

Qurtuba

Railroad Crossing

Rainengrad

Ramiru

Randomcountryland

Ravendi

Ravenstryde

Religioncord

Remnant Revolutionaries

Renemaran

Republica Guilleana

RepublicCity

RetroBeaners

Rexatorus

Rezonovia

Rinadia

Rising Sakura

Rockamaba

Rockwell Islands

Rosemite

Rosewood-

Runeda

Russian Peoples Union

Sahriastan

Saint Alaric

Salish-Cascadia

Salkantay

Samoreubia

San Felipe

Sanghyeok

Sanjurika

San Vino

Sattelbach

SCT

Seanat

Seenvorland

Seijitsu

Sekura Monto

Selfgradatude

Servilis

Sevinland

Sezustan

Shadowrik

Shibutani

Shinjuku tokyo 0

Shotokonia

Siforpeo

Sikol

Sil Dorsett

Simadoa

Simone Republic

Singamadri

SirHardHead

Siwale

-Slovania

Slyakanya

Snart

Socialist People of Redondo Mundo

Solcius

Soleha

Solidair

Solimun

Solmetria

Solphine

Sopernia

SORT

Sounq

South Baba

South Bengal

SouthCarolina

Soviet Terran

Spotted Bobtail

Srpski Novo Zelandjani

Star Kingdom

Steampunk Ariel

Streidenberg

Stron Doshia

Strongwill

Stud Hoy

Sudestasia

Sundred

Sunto

Suomers

Super Girl

Supreme Leader Hadrian

Svandammen

Svenskan

Svenskskit

Tachycardia

Talvezout

Tamlra

Tectevia

Tepe

Termathe

Terrax

Territorio di Nessuno

Testnation223

Test of Belief

Texas States

The Albatraoz

The AnCap Pirate Utopia

The Austro Germanic Union

The Autonomous Soviet Socialist Bavaria

The Blazeland Administration

The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada

The Bureaucratic Territories

The Calabash Protectorate

The Canadian Peoples Republic

The Cold Northern North

The Conservative Youth

The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

The Discipled

The Endless Eventide

The Enlightened Tugas

The Executive

The Federal Republic of Scouseland

The Galactic Triumvirate

The Iron Lions

The Jerichowan Country

The Kallandikonk

The Kingdom of Gamblers

The Mazur Empire

The Mojave Chapter of the BoS

The Navy Blue

The Pantheons

The Peoples Republic of Kyle

The Pkunk Alliance

The Pleiads

The Queens Crusaders

The Real Ram Ranch

The Republic of Free Peoples

The Rhein States

Theriyon Empire

The Sansvich

The Serdey Islands

The Sinclarian Provinces

The Soviet States of Europe

The Stratosphere Islands

The Tampa Bay Rays

The True Frog

The Ultimate Republic

The Union of Rwanda

The United Capital of Adam

The Vistula

The West United States

The Windmilluminati

The Zand Dynasty

Tibus Heth

Timothea

Tinfect

TJUN-ia

TLTland

Toilet Man

Tollonie

Toopaka

Travislavania

Trillius

Tringapore

Trooporia

Trumpski

Tsandonown

Tujunga Tornado

Tunofferia

Tvers

TyGerria

Tyirza

Tyrantio Land

Tyroshh

Ueino

Unimaginable Doom

United Asgardian States

United Capitalist Provinces

United Island States of Southeast Asia

United Kahndaq

United kingdom of Wedlock

United Lokkia

United Republic of Free States

United States of Americanas

United States of Medford

Unshleepd

Unsophisticate

Upper Libertatem

USSRITWILLWORK

Vagabond Valley

Valentine Z

Valgarda

Varola

Vene Gra

Venicea

Vesteysia

Vesuva

Vexilia

VictorH

Vincone Cae

Viridiann

Visdenburg

Visse

Vivanco

Viviser

Vlatnia

Vloetia

Volstokn

Votak Matim

Vyata Temor

Walter Jackson

Wapistan

Warnen

Webvania

Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa

WeKnow

Wellandy

Western Vapia

West Hamburg

West Zebrupco Bageropirex

WhoHateeta

Wilkshire

Wineclaw

Wisconsota

WLDO

Wooleystan

Workubalia

Wyomington

Xagill

Xanatosi

Xarrel

Xentherida

Xipher

Xyrron

Yalkan

Yamantau

Yaorozu

Yellops

Yemet

Yokciq Empire

Yukti

Zabacuz

Zaeli

Zdagoburg

Zecit

Zeldania

Zemnaya Svoboda

Zemper Macro

Zeternia

Zimmerdachen

Zipties

Zixu

Zocken

Zokk

Zupla

Zyvetskistaahn

Zzozona

~ Finally, you can Linkuse this page to quickly endorse all WA nations in The North Pacific.

When it comes to exchanging endorsements, The North Pacific (TNP) is unique for two reasons. First, it has by far the most World Assembly (WA) nations among all regions in the world, meaning that very large endorsement counts are easily possible. Second, TNP is the only Game-Created Region and one of very few large regions that do not enforce a strict endorsement limit: WA nations are permitted to gather as many endorsements as they want, provided they do not exceed the endorsement count of Vice Delegate Cretox State. As a result of the above, plenty of nations within TNP have several hundred endorsements - more than most other regional delegates - despite not being the delegate, vice delegate, or members of the Security Council.

With the WA Development Program (WADP), we take our liberal endorsement policy a step further: we encourage all WA nations to collect and maintain large endorsement counts. You heard it right, it's time to start endotarting!

Before reading any further, keep in mind that you can only exchange endorsements within TNP if your TNP nation is a WA member. If your nation is not in the WA, you can read here about why it should be.

What do I gain by having a large endorsement count?

Below are some of the ways in which a large endorsement count benefits your nation.

~ Rank at the top of the world!
Thanks to the very large number of WA nations in The North Pacific, it is easy to gather huge numbers of endorsements. In the World Census for most endorsements, all top 10 nations and 19 out of the top 20 were in TNP. 20 nations in TNP besides Delegate McMasterdonia ranked higher than any other delegate of a Game-Created Region. This kind of world-level stats are possible only in TNP.
~ Socialize and make a name for yourself!
Exchanging endorsements is one of the ways to get to know other nations in TNP: As you endorse others, they see your nation and are likely to endorse you back. In TNP this is more true than anywhere else, as our WA nations are some of the most active nations in the game. By consistently exchanging endorsements and maintaining a high endorsement count, you can gain a lot of name recognition within the region - become a TNP celebrity!
~ Increase your influence within TNP!
Your nation gains regional influence by staying in TNP. The more endorsements your nation has, the faster you accumulate regional influence. In addition to increasing your prestige within the region, having a large amount of regional influence makes the region safer - but more on that later. With enough endorsements and influence, you can eventually apply to join our Security Council, a body dedicated to the protection and security of the region comprising the most influential regional members.

I thought only the delegate could gather endorsements?

The game allows any WA nation to give and collect endorsements. And while it is common in other regions to prohibit nations other than the delegate from doing so, in TNP this is not the case. To the contrary, we actively encourage nations to collect endorsements.

How many endorsements may my nation have?

LinkRegional law mandates that the vice delegate is the nation with the second most endorsements in the region. As a result, you are legally allowed to have as many endorsements as one below those of Vice Delegate Cretox State. In practice, we would ask that you keep a distance of at least 50 endorsements from the Vice Delegate or less than 75% of the Delegate's endorsement count (whichever is lower), as otherwise the region can become vulnerable to external attacks. We will send you a notice if you accidentally get too close.

How do I collect endorsements?

Below are some tips on how to efficiently collect endorsements (a.k.a., "endotart").

~ Use the TL;DR box above to find other WA nations in TNP, and endorse as many as you can.
~ Send nations you endorse a friendly telegram, asking them to endorse you back. Plugging the WA Development Program (this series of dispatches) in your telegram improves responsiveness.
~ Become a Keeper of the North to be added to the TL;DR box above and improve your nation's visibility.

Several nations in TNP endotart, so you will likely have already received their endorsements and telegrams. You should be kind and return the favor!

How do I endorse someone?

Endorsing is very easy. Let's say for example you want to endorse Delegate McMasterdonia. You go to their nation page, and scroll all the way to the bottom. There, you will see a button "Endorse McMasterdonia". Click that, and that's it! You can endorse any other WA nation in the same way. If you do not see the button to endorse, then this means that your nation either is not a WA member, or is not within TNP. You can read here about how and why to fix that.

How does The North Pacific benefit if I gather endorsements?

As we mentioned above, the more endorsements your nation has, the faster its regional influence increases. In turn, having a high influence means that it costs a lot for a delegate to eject or ban your nation. Having a large number of trustworthy WA nations with high influence means that, should an unruly delegate usurp power, it will be difficult for them to eject everyone and get control of the region. By collecting endorsements with your TNP WA nation in TNP, you directly make our region safer. Thanks!

This dispatch is updated automatically on a daily basis. Please do not edit manually.



Jointly sponsored by the Delegate and Security Council of The North Pacific.

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]directly contributes to our security[/url]. Here's all you have to do:

  1. LinkJoin the World Assembly if you haven't already.

  2. Endorse the LinkDelegate and LinkSecurity Council to become a LinkKeeper of the North.

  3. Endorse at least 90% of the region with our Linkhandy endorsement tool.

  4. Tell your friends! Every additional person who participates helps you win another prize!

Oh right, the prizes. Yeah, there are going to be prizes.

Every individual goal you complete brings us closer to achieving our regional endorsement goals, which will consist of 6 collective endorsement tiers. Exact numbers will be finalized when the event proper begins. Both individual and regional goals will be rewarded by card prizes, in addition to our 3 daily Keeper lotteries and WADP awards volume at the end of the month. However, we understand that not everyone's a big fan of cards. That's why our main prizes will be aimed at everyone, not just cards fans.

Non-card prizes will include an additional step: nominations by the community. I will announce these nominations followed by a kick-off of the event as soon as I get executive sign-off.

The event will also run in tandem with 3 resident-only regional polls, following the SC's quest for more funding after a run-in with the LinkGameside Advocates. The first of these polls is out, and you can can vote Linkright here.

.The event TLDR:

  1. LinkJoin the World Assembly if you haven't already.

  2. Endorse the LinkDelegate and LinkSecurity Council to become a LinkKeeper of the North.

  3. Endorse at least 90% of the region with our Linkhandy endorsement tool.

  4. Tell your friends!

  5. Win prizes!

Declassification
A grand total of 189 threads have been released thus far in the term, with 30 more to be released likely tomorrow. We're making great progress on this, and it'll either be finished this term or leave minimal final cleanup for next term, depending on how much time our other projects eat up. You can follow along with the ongoing declassification effort in Linkthis new thread.

That thread also contains a new guide to the declassification process built into its opening post. This is intended to alleviate any questions people may have regarding why certain declassifications are used, and how they're justified. Once this declassification effort is complete, that thread will be locked and archived, and the guide will be rolled into Linkthis thread's opening post.

Endotarting Guide + SC Handbook
The SC has been very helpful with both of these efforts, and we've identified plenty of existing buried information to draw from, especially for the guide. The guide will include a process for requesting individualized support with reaching a given endorsement goal. At this point, I just need to sit down and finish up what I started writing. As I said previously, Linkthis dispatch covering the card lottery should be updated to better reflect the modern state of our card rewards programs. If I'm updating that dispatch, I could and likely will incorporate that guide to our regional card rewards programs into Linkthis recently made thread on WADP and lottery cards.

On the subject of cards, I have been closely working with interested ministers to bring Linkthe executive card rewards sheet back up to date. While the future of the program is ultimately up to the delegate, I personally believe that getting through the tasks backlog is critical to any version of that future.

Whew, that was a lot. On a final note, I would like to address the recent delay in this weekly update initiative. There's been a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes, and I've been providing regular updates on that, whether on the Discord or via new forum threads. I decided that a larger, comprehensive report that covers the full extent of what's been happening would be preferable to smaller reports that only show part of the picture, especially given the public updates being made outside of this thread.

I'd like to close off by giving a big thank you to everyone who's helped make the term go so smoothly thus far. This time wouldn't have been nearly as successful or fun without each and every one of you.

~~Cretox

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