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Auphelia wrote:When have Americans ever needed evidence of something to believe it?

(It's terribly fun to have a bit of fun with the nation that has an odd fixation on claiming to be the best at everything.)

Considering weíll take anyone, the odds are with us on that claim, but you know I hate general statements, and to my knowledge Iíve never claimed to be the best at anything. Now I canít speak for my fellow country people, but youíll have to get them one by one.

Davante adams wrote:page=deck/card=3317747/season=2
can someone buy this card? listed pretty cheap.

There ya go.

Drystar wrote:Because there are large groups of people that believe the earth is flat, aliens built the pyramids, and Bill Gates wants to control them. Crazy is crazy, what can I say.

What you meant to say is "Dumb is dumb". Dont associate crazy with stupidity.

Drystar wrote:...Some are dumb as rocks in a group and you can find them everywhere, even in positions of leadership close to home.

Theres the cliche of the "silent majority"... those kinds of people are the loud ones.

Tenth russian empire

Rebel-topia wrote:What you meant to say is "Dumb is dumb". Dont associate crazy with stupidity.
Theres the cliche of the "silent majority"... those kinds of people are the loud ones.

No, you have to be crazy to believe the world is flat, contrary to all evidence. And honestly, Bill doesnít need to inject us with chips to control us, he can just ask them to bring back the paper clip.

Drystar wrote:No, you have to be crazy to believe the world is flat, contrary to all evidence. And honestly, Bill doesnít need to inject us with chips to control us, he can just ask them to bring back the paper clip.

I present to you, exhibit A: Auphelia. Crazy, not stupid.

Rebel-topia wrote:I present to you, exhibit A: Auphelia. Crazy, not stupid.

You know you hit rock bottom of sanity when the crazy old man is calling you crazy. Or... perhaps WEíRE the crazy onesÖ and he's the sane one? What a twist that would be! No, thatís impossible, not with that factbook. Speaking of innocent clause for insanity, LadyRebels you better not be drinking, it is far too early for that.

Drystar wrote:Okay, that one made me laugh.

I have now achieved the greatest accomplishment. There is nothing more for me to do.
Now you know how Europe views the US. Well, slightly better than that. Nothing beats Florida.

Land Without Shrimp wrote:Florida is indeed great. I grew up there =)

Oh you sweet summer child.

IM NEW TO THIS BUT GRENNBACK IS TRUE TO THIS

Good evening, TSP!

Here's tonight's reflection from the Church of the South Pacific:

https://tspforums.xyz/thread-6532-post-215378.html#pid215378

GrennBack wrote:IM NEW TO THIS BUT GRENNBACK IS TRUE TO THIS

Welcome to the South Pacific!
I am Stan Melix, Chairman of the United Socialist States of America (Melicorium) - you can just call me Melix.
*Gives you a fresh, cold can of Regular Sweetened Melicorian South Pacific Iced Tea, as well as two guides*
Read the first guide if you're interested in getting involved in our world-class community, and the second guide to get to know the RMB rules! ^_^

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Guides
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Welcome to the South Pacific!

HOLD IT! This dispatch is really long. Whatís the TL;DR, please?

Well, the game pretty much plays itself, but if youíre looking to get involved in the region beyond the basics, then there are a variety of things you can do:

  • First, join the World Assembly on the left, and endorse Beepee. This is the simplest way you can help strengthen our region against attack. Read this dispatch to learn more about why this important!

  • Once you're a member, consider visiting our LinkOffice of World Assembly Legislation (OWL) to debate resolutions and get recommendations on how to vote, as well as learning how to write your own WA resolutions.

  • Want to talk to all of us in real time, to get all your questions answered, to debate what there is to debate, or just to chill and have a drink of South Pacific Iced Tea? LinkJoin us on our Discord server.

  • Are you interested in writing and debating laws, and getting involved in the nitty-gritty of regional politics? Join our regional forum and Linksign up to be a legislator here.

  • Interested in helping to craft festivals, events, news articles, and graphics to keep everyone entertained and involved for a long time to come. Join us on LinkDiscord

  • Interested in the military? Do you want to go out into the wide world of NationStates to protect regions from attackers, and take the fight to them if necessary? The South Pacific Special Forces is just the thing for you. LinkJump on Discord to sign up.


Okay, I want more detail, but start with the basics, please!

So, youíve just started playing NationStates and youíve been randomly assigned to the South Pacific region. What now?

Thereís already a great FAQ on the site thatís worth reading, but Iíll do my best to give you a basic run through here as well.

Firstly, you will want to get to know your nation and get a feel for how you can mould it to your will. This is done by answering issues, which pop up every six hours or so. [Pro-tip - you can change the frequency that you receive issues in your settings] Each issue has a number of possible decisions to choose from. These will usually cover a range of positions on the political spectrum, but they will also tend to be rather extreme - thatís part of the fun! When youíve chosen which decision you want to take, youíll get a screen showing you its effect on your nation, as your stats go up or down in various ways, as well as a humorous tagline which will usually make it sound like you made a bad decision (donít worry, itís just being funny).

Answering issues is the only way you can directly change your nationís stats (except population, which just increases steadily over time as a measure of how long youíve been playing - population milestones will unlock some new customisation features for your nation, like naming your capital city), and it is, basically the whole of the base game. Anything else NationStates has to offer is kinda added-on.

Indeed, the only other part of the game that connects directly to your nation is the World Assembly. Itís kinda like NationStatesí version of the UN, and if you join it you can vote on resolutions created by other nations, the outcome of which will affect your nationís stats. You can only have one WA nation. Donít try and have more than one - itís a serious offence!

Thereís more to being in the WA, but thatís the only part of it that affects your nationís general stats and is, therefore, part of the basics of the game. Weíll look at the other features of being in the WA later.

Okay, so you said Iíd been assigned to a region. What is a region anyway and can I change which region Iím in?

Well, regions in NationStates are communities which your nation can be part of. Each nation can only belong to one region at a time, but you are free to move your nation as much as you like, or you can create multiple nations to experience several regions at once.

The South Pacific is a Game-Created Region (GCR), meaning that it was not founded by an individual player and, as one of the five Pacifics, it serves the purpose of being a Ďfeederí region, meaning it is where new nations are randomly assigned once they are created, because everybody has to start somewhere.

As such, there are a lot of nations in the South Pacific at any one time and nations come and go quite quickly, but this also means that the region is very diverse and inclusive and this is reflected in the aims of the regional government.

Wait, what? The region has a government?

Yes, but thereís more to tell you about regions first!

OkayÖ

You can find other regions by searching for them on ĎThe Worldí page and you can change your nationís region by visiting the World Factbook Entry (WFE - hereís the South Pacificís) of another region and then scrolling until you see a button labeled ĎMove [nation name] to [region name]í. Click it and youíre off!

Right. Are you going to tell me about the regional government, now? Is that, like, a roleplaying thing?

Yes, okay.

Firstly, the regional government of the South Pacific (known as the Coalition of the South Pacific) is not a roleplaying government, at least, not exactly. It is made up of individuals within the South Pacific who have been elected to office by others in the South Pacific and, once in office, they have real power over the community and what happens there. In that sense, at least, this is not roleplaying. They are not Ďin characterí. It is, however, a kind of gameplay, as it allows people to Ďplayí at politics and enjoy another aspect of being part of this community.

So, how does it work?

Well, regional governments sprang up not long after the game was first created back in 2003. They grew up out of the delegate system, which is where nations which are members of the WA can endorse each other and the nation with the most endorsements in the region becomes the regional WA delegate, with increased voting power in the WA itself. That automatically creates a kind of democracy and, since the regional WA delegate has certain powers (like banning nations and editing the WFE), it became a desirable position and one that people wanted to make sure was used wisely.

The limitations of what is possible on regional message boards made regions begin to form the structures of government on off-site forums and, over time and through the work and effort of many Ďgenerationsí of players, those structures have evolved into fully-functioning governments.

The Coalition of the South Pacific (found Linkon these forums) is one of the oldest democracies in the game. It has Linka charter from which all our laws are derived, an Assembly which serves as the legislature of the coalition, creating and voting on laws and presided over by the Chair; a Cabinet consisting of a Prime Minister and the Ministers, respectively, of Regional Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Military Affairs, who serve as our executive; and a local government on the game website consisting of the Delegate and three Local Council members. All of these positions are elected at regular intervals, allowing players frequent opportunity to run for them.

That sounds interesting. How do I get involved?

The best thing to do is to join the forums here and Linkregister as a legislator, which will allow you to vote on laws. Then you should probably lurk a little while and look through old threads to see what people actually do in government and how it affects the community.

Iíd also recommend joining Linkour Discord chat server. Itís great fun and a lot happens on there which is relevant to the forum-based government. Indeed, in many ways, itís more active than the forums, with the latter serving as the place to store and action all our laws, debates and votes.

What else is there to do?

There is roleplaying on both the TSP forum and the NationStates forum. Most regions have their own journalism reporting on regional events and are keen to have new writers get involved. Our journalism is run by the Ministry of Regional Affairs, who also organise festivals and events and write guides like this to help welcome new players. You can join us Linkon our Discord server

There is military gameplay, which takes the form of using WA membership and delegate endorsement to Ďraidí regions, taking over their in-game power-structure to make changes or just say that youíve done it. Otherís Ďdefendí regions from attacks by raiders who seek to damage a regionís membership or culture. There are also independents, who raid or defend just for fun and donít seek to cause any damage. (the South Pacific has itís own independent army - the South Pacific Special Forces, which you can join Linkhere, or Linkon their Discord server. There are even special GCRs called Warzones designed just for this purpose.

And of course thereís the usual banter and word games, karaoke competitions, inter-regional festivals - all sorts of things really. Thereís always something going on in NationStates!

But donít be overwhelmed. Take your time, get involved in whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it and donít stress. Above all, have fun and play nicely with other players!

Read dispatch

Melicorium wrote:Welcome to the South Pacific!
I am Stan Melix, Chairman of the United Socialist States of America (Melicorium) - you can just call me Melix.
*Gives you a fresh, cold can of Regular Sweetened Melicorian South Pacific Iced Tea, as well as two guides*
Read the first guide if you're interested in getting involved in our world-class community, and the second guide to get to know the RMB rules! ^_^
.

Guides
.

Welcome to the South Pacific!

HOLD IT! This dispatch is really long. Whatís the TL;DR, please?

Well, the game pretty much plays itself, but if youíre looking to get involved in the region beyond the basics, then there are a variety of things you can do:

  • First, join the World Assembly on the left, and endorse Beepee. This is the simplest way you can help strengthen our region against attack. Read this dispatch to learn more about why this important!

  • Once you're a member, consider visiting our LinkOffice of World Assembly Legislation (OWL) to debate resolutions and get recommendations on how to vote, as well as learning how to write your own WA resolutions.

  • Want to talk to all of us in real time, to get all your questions answered, to debate what there is to debate, or just to chill and have a drink of South Pacific Iced Tea? LinkJoin us on our Discord server.

  • Are you interested in writing and debating laws, and getting involved in the nitty-gritty of regional politics? Join our regional forum and Linksign up to be a legislator here.

  • Interested in helping to craft festivals, events, news articles, and graphics to keep everyone entertained and involved for a long time to come. Join us on LinkDiscord

  • Interested in the military? Do you want to go out into the wide world of NationStates to protect regions from attackers, and take the fight to them if necessary? The South Pacific Special Forces is just the thing for you. LinkJump on Discord to sign up.


Okay, I want more detail, but start with the basics, please!

So, youíve just started playing NationStates and youíve been randomly assigned to the South Pacific region. What now?

Thereís already a great FAQ on the site thatís worth reading, but Iíll do my best to give you a basic run through here as well.

Firstly, you will want to get to know your nation and get a feel for how you can mould it to your will. This is done by answering issues, which pop up every six hours or so. [Pro-tip - you can change the frequency that you receive issues in your settings] Each issue has a number of possible decisions to choose from. These will usually cover a range of positions on the political spectrum, but they will also tend to be rather extreme - thatís part of the fun! When youíve chosen which decision you want to take, youíll get a screen showing you its effect on your nation, as your stats go up or down in various ways, as well as a humorous tagline which will usually make it sound like you made a bad decision (donít worry, itís just being funny).

Answering issues is the only way you can directly change your nationís stats (except population, which just increases steadily over time as a measure of how long youíve been playing - population milestones will unlock some new customisation features for your nation, like naming your capital city), and it is, basically the whole of the base game. Anything else NationStates has to offer is kinda added-on.

Indeed, the only other part of the game that connects directly to your nation is the World Assembly. Itís kinda like NationStatesí version of the UN, and if you join it you can vote on resolutions created by other nations, the outcome of which will affect your nationís stats. You can only have one WA nation. Donít try and have more than one - itís a serious offence!

Thereís more to being in the WA, but thatís the only part of it that affects your nationís general stats and is, therefore, part of the basics of the game. Weíll look at the other features of being in the WA later.

Okay, so you said Iíd been assigned to a region. What is a region anyway and can I change which region Iím in?

Well, regions in NationStates are communities which your nation can be part of. Each nation can only belong to one region at a time, but you are free to move your nation as much as you like, or you can create multiple nations to experience several regions at once.

The South Pacific is a Game-Created Region (GCR), meaning that it was not founded by an individual player and, as one of the five Pacifics, it serves the purpose of being a Ďfeederí region, meaning it is where new nations are randomly assigned once they are created, because everybody has to start somewhere.

As such, there are a lot of nations in the South Pacific at any one time and nations come and go quite quickly, but this also means that the region is very diverse and inclusive and this is reflected in the aims of the regional government.

Wait, what? The region has a government?

Yes, but thereís more to tell you about regions first!

OkayÖ

You can find other regions by searching for them on ĎThe Worldí page and you can change your nationís region by visiting the World Factbook Entry (WFE - hereís the South Pacificís) of another region and then scrolling until you see a button labeled ĎMove [nation name] to [region name]í. Click it and youíre off!

Right. Are you going to tell me about the regional government, now? Is that, like, a roleplaying thing?

Yes, okay.

Firstly, the regional government of the South Pacific (known as the Coalition of the South Pacific) is not a roleplaying government, at least, not exactly. It is made up of individuals within the South Pacific who have been elected to office by others in the South Pacific and, once in office, they have real power over the community and what happens there. In that sense, at least, this is not roleplaying. They are not Ďin characterí. It is, however, a kind of gameplay, as it allows people to Ďplayí at politics and enjoy another aspect of being part of this community.

So, how does it work?

Well, regional governments sprang up not long after the game was first created back in 2003. They grew up out of the delegate system, which is where nations which are members of the WA can endorse each other and the nation with the most endorsements in the region becomes the regional WA delegate, with increased voting power in the WA itself. That automatically creates a kind of democracy and, since the regional WA delegate has certain powers (like banning nations and editing the WFE), it became a desirable position and one that people wanted to make sure was used wisely.

The limitations of what is possible on regional message boards made regions begin to form the structures of government on off-site forums and, over time and through the work and effort of many Ďgenerationsí of players, those structures have evolved into fully-functioning governments.

The Coalition of the South Pacific (found Linkon these forums) is one of the oldest democracies in the game. It has Linka charter from which all our laws are derived, an Assembly which serves as the legislature of the coalition, creating and voting on laws and presided over by the Chair; a Cabinet consisting of a Prime Minister and the Ministers, respectively, of Regional Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Military Affairs, who serve as our executive; and a local government on the game website consisting of the Delegate and three Local Council members. All of these positions are elected at regular intervals, allowing players frequent opportunity to run for them.

That sounds interesting. How do I get involved?

The best thing to do is to join the forums here and Linkregister as a legislator, which will allow you to vote on laws. Then you should probably lurk a little while and look through old threads to see what people actually do in government and how it affects the community.

Iíd also recommend joining Linkour Discord chat server. Itís great fun and a lot happens on there which is relevant to the forum-based government. Indeed, in many ways, itís more active than the forums, with the latter serving as the place to store and action all our laws, debates and votes.

What else is there to do?

There is roleplaying on both the TSP forum and the NationStates forum. Most regions have their own journalism reporting on regional events and are keen to have new writers get involved. Our journalism is run by the Ministry of Regional Affairs, who also organise festivals and events and write guides like this to help welcome new players. You can join us Linkon our Discord server

There is military gameplay, which takes the form of using WA membership and delegate endorsement to Ďraidí regions, taking over their in-game power-structure to make changes or just say that youíve done it. Otherís Ďdefendí regions from attacks by raiders who seek to damage a regionís membership or culture. There are also independents, who raid or defend just for fun and donít seek to cause any damage. (the South Pacific has itís own independent army - the South Pacific Special Forces, which you can join Linkhere, or Linkon their Discord server. There are even special GCRs called Warzones designed just for this purpose.

And of course thereís the usual banter and word games, karaoke competitions, inter-regional festivals - all sorts of things really. Thereís always something going on in NationStates!

But donít be overwhelmed. Take your time, get involved in whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it and donít stress. Above all, have fun and play nicely with other players!

Read dispatch

no

GrennBack wrote:no

Why? I'm just trying to help out ;-;

The Solar System Scope wrote:I have now achieved the greatest accomplishment. There is nothing more for me to do.
Now you know how Europe views the US. Well, slightly better than that. Nothing beats Florida.
Oh you sweet summer child.

You and I have had these conversations before, 90% of Americans donít care or think very often about Europe. We keep getting dragged into things with you guys, and while we donít mind helping out, we do prefer peaceful neighbors.

Rebel-topia, The Solar System Scope, Auphelia, Volaworand, and 6 othersMelicorium, Purple Hyacinth, Ipugao, Pagrosse, The rebel attack battalion, and The furry and co

Good morning!

Rebel-topia, Melicorium, Ipugao, and The rebel attack battalion

Nordic vikings empire

The North Pacific

ello Comrades

Drystar wrote:...90% of Americans donít care or think very often about Europe...

To be fair, 90% of Americans dont think PERIOD.

Hail TSP's queen of evil, Auphelia! Hail Supreme Leader Amerion! Hail the Empress of Fire FiHami! Hail the supreme C H A I R Purple Hyacinth! Hail Plat, God of Doge Land! Oh my, I've hailed a lot of people; who else do I hail!?

(I'm a quite experienced and somewhat well-known 1-year and 1-day old nation BTW)

Rebel-topia wrote:To be fair, 90% of Americans dont think PERIOD.

Iíll grant you that one.

Drystar wrote:No, you have to be crazy to believe the world is flat, contrary to all evidence. And honestly, Bill doesnít need to inject us with chips to control us, he can just ask them to bring back the paper clip.

Explain, then, how I pushed Amerion off of the edge to his death (until fifty episodes later when it is revealed he has survived but has amnesia and now works at the same bakery as Purple Hyacinthís evil twin (who is actually a quadruplet and part of a scheme with Volaworand to keep Lily Pad Nation in a coma to steal her fortune (which is actually just two euros and a small box of empty chocolate wrappers after Alice Parker stole most of it for Erinor as part of his master plan to build his own Cat-echism Cafť and lure unsuspecting TSPers into long, meandering conversations of Biblical philosophy by using cats and coffee as bait (though unknown to him, Si-topia is using the store to launder money for her dog blood harvesting ring, where she uses dogs to steal peoples blood (like poor Lily, whose blood was taken, sending her into a coma)))))?

So yes, the world is a thin plane floating in space, surrounded by an ice wall to keep all of the water in. These ďscientistsĒ with their ďfactsĒ cannot argue with the iron-clad logic of my opinion.

Unojo wrote:It's our culture.

We live in a society

The Sakhalinsk Empire wrote:We live in a society

You speakin French? What do you mean "Oui"?

The imperia order

My country has no black market no illegal buying for me :)

Post by The imperia order suppressed by Drystar.

The imperia order

The imperia order wrote:We shall conquer all we shall become all

Post by The imperia order suppressed by Drystar.

The imperia order

Will anyone mind if I conquer south pacific

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