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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:

Madjack

Kastonvia

Pallaith

Siwale

Great Bights Mum

Former English Colony

Sil Dorsett

Dreadton

Ethnon

Frances Francis the First of France

Xagill

Kranostav

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

0OGA

13 Isles

1 very fast endotarter

5 kingdoms of Britannia

ABC

Advancia-Sizzletown

Aenglaland

Aeolist

Aerilia

Aetulia

Ages

AGoodPlace

Ahjorez

Ahssn

Aidiarnia

Alcavia

Alice Gardens

Alkhandia

Altivia

Amestris-Britannia

AmManies

Andanavia

Antinau

Antiyard

Antonimus

Anungu

Archoofskatismechove

Arctic Kingdoms

-Arene

Argentina osundur

Ariele

Arisom

Arquan

Arrivederci

Aruvicion

Aryan Homeland

Asterluz

Atrito

Axolotlande

Ayuzhhhhh

Azur Iane

Azzarel

Bankowiata

Bapaving

Batatoland Empire

Bearical

Bees Land

Beliras

Bend Mai

Better Malaysia

Bharathvarsh

Blahcostan

Blyskalia

BohemiaIV

Brandenburg-Ansbach

Britain and Northern America

Brsil

Canineia

Canock

Capablanca

Card Kingdom

Cartures

Cascadian Democratic Collective

Chadinton

Changjo

Chiho

Chips and Guac

ChristianVille of the USA

Chukstik Illahi

Chuuni Weebs

Cinnibar

Clan Spaniel

Cliecia

Climeria

Colonies of Free Temeria

Combined Slavic People

Communist Beijing Must be China

Confederacy of North America

Corfad

Crusadam

Dabarastan

Dacian Freelands

Dakota Territories

Dangine

Dar es Saalam

Darkmondoria

Da Sar

David Davidson

DeadlyAntics

Death Tale

Demirect

Democatic Donkeys

Democratic Peoples Republic of Helheim

Demo Troplenia

Deseret-Moronia

Destroedor

Desvios

Detrivania

Dicko

DIMAnism

Dontrovolous

Dreadton

Dreylus

Dromanius

Eastern Apalstan

Eastern Triman

East Supple Lund

Eggplant Island

El Guajuila

Ellbonnia

Empy

Enfindania

Eraver

Eri-Maqa-Ena

Erisoria

Erowo

Esplandia

Eternal Dominion

Ethnon

Eurochina

Evereska

Excedra

Expere Fiyans

Federal Parana

Federation Terra Australis

Feelonia

Fell Dunn

Felpolandia

Fengate

FezEmerald

Figyjharli

Finchin

Folenz

ForestMythal

Former English Colony

Foxi Fari

Fran Advar

Frances Francis the First of France

Fratanica

Fredericksborg

Free Culture

Free States of Earth

French Bananastan

Furrylands

Galbadiana

Galom Dasir

Gendirt

Gondwanaia

Govornia

Great Bights Mum

GreatPindorama

Grenede

Guer Aike

Gurou

Guslantis

Haarlen

Hamerica

Haprus Nanari

Hardscrabble

Harjad

Heilhum Imperius

Hellsinky

Hermeia

Holy Grand Empire of Karlsland

Holy Marcus Empire

Holy Oranz

Ice and Tinian

Ilaya

Illusia and Neverendia

Imperial American Patriots

Imperial Pieserged

Ina Outna

Infinity Nation

Ing Comashki

Inspiratus

Intelbrazia

Intion North

Irongirong

Itanland

Iukatia

Jaded Grammarians

Jaistein

Jancokk

Jaxikistan

JK239

Joodey

JosheNation

Just Vibin

Kappacon

Karazan

Kastonvia

Katuda

Kayanc-Boaine

Keld

Keurig Machines

Khoik

Kim Da-mi

Kingdom Of Manaf

Kitzgos

Klodma

Koda-Land

Konolas

Kontino

Kooderpictokingratch

Krtzbekistan

Kundam

Kwaj

Larger Green Plants

Laudesia

Laurendon

Laxoimia

Lemsrow

Liberum Hibernia

Lil Nasbol

Liminyj

Lionia

Logovets

Lohamrittika

Loli County

Lon Zucand

Lordelles

Lorigia

LostLegion

Loungdako

Loutsland

Lovarpia

Lucedeia

Lulubellia

Luminerra

Malomae

Malta Comino Gozo

Manticore utopia

Maott

Marmiedon

Megopoli

Merconitonitopia

Miamington

Milhanex

Milosburgh

Mitropola

Mk Steele

Moinoiwi

Monkeat

Morover

Mystiquelle

Naalfgarth

Napnomadia

Nationeer

Navsland

Neavira

Necromonia

Neopie

New Celoveniortan

New Chilokver

New Crimson City

New Genolhac

New Lakemba

Newpromisedland

New Theia

New Trisone

New United State of North America

New Wellesley

Nistriabar

Noesantara

Nordic-British Union

Nordicon

Nordliches Stadt

North Bratislava

Northern Socialist Council Republics

North Kalsennia

Notyoutopia

Noua Uniune a Republicilor Sovietice

Nova Arcania

Nuestra Vida

Nuronte

NuRuse

N-U-S-A

Oannia

Of Emptiness

Old Emporia

Omnicontrol

Omnistria

Ordodio

Orenmark

Osaka Naomi

Ozstan

Pallaith

Paltan

Panama Coalition

Paradeavenlisian States

Parpyduckland

Pasargad

Pazair

PeaceFullyBaked

Pederlandia

Pedriuni

PenguinTopya

Perikuresu

Pertinet Terris

Phoronu

Picairn

Pigeonstan

Pinguioris

Plagriu

PlanetMercury

Plasm

Pleroma Sans Romans

PotatoFarmers

Pradovnia

Prydania

Queendom of Britannia

Quentiam Viventem

Q w e r t y

Radicaster

Rainengrad

Ramiru

Randomcountryland

Rattvisia

Ravendi

Religioncord

Renemaran

RetroBeaners

Rezonovia

Rinadia

Rockamaba

Runeda

Russila

Sachi

Sahriastan

Saint Kus Viseatanumpance

Sanctum Teriaris

Sattelbach

Savarah

Seanat

Seenvorland

Sekura Monto

Selfgradatude

Seltsames Auge

Settia

Shibutani

Sikol

Sil Dorsett

Simone Republic

Singamadri

Siwale

Sloove

Socialist People of Redondo Mundo

Socialist Soviet Armenia

Sojenre

Solaria Alliance

Solcius

Solimun

Solmetria

SORT

South Baba

Soviet Terran

Spookaria

Spotted Bobtail

Srpski Novo Zelandjani

Starlex

State of Dragoonia

Steampunk Ariel

Stud Hoy

Sumoriant

Sundred

Sunea

Sunto

Super Girl

Supreme Leader Hadrian

Svandammen

Sweden79

Synosthlans

Tachycardia

Tehmistan

Testnation223

Texas States

The Arat

The Austro Germanic Union

The Blazeland WA Mission

The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada

The Bureaucratic Territories

The Cascadian Bioregion

The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

The Discipled

The Endless Eventide

The Enlightened Tugas

The Erie Doctrine

The Free Coalition

The Galactic Triumvirate

The Iron Lions

The Jerichowan Country

The Kingdom of Gamblers

The Mazur Empire

The Navy Blue

The Pacific Trust

The Peoples Republic of Kyle

The Republic of Free Peoples

The Rhein States

The Sansvich

The Sinclarian Provinces

The Stratosphere Islands

The Tadpole Republic

The Tampa Bay Rays

The True Frog

The Vistula

The Warrior Tribe

The Windmilluminati

The Zimbabwean Dollar

Thoven

Tibus Heth

TJUN-ia

Toilet Man

Toopaka

Tranghte

Transyania

Tringapore

Tsandonown

Tvers

Tyirza

Typhora

Tyrantio Land

United Asgardian States

United Republic of Free States

United Soviet State of North Amerika

United States of Americanas

United States of Medford

Unshleepd

Unsophisticate

Upper Canada Republic

Valentine Z

Vathnutum

Veltvalen

Vene Gra

Very Pog

Vesteysia

Vesuva

Vexilia

VictorH

Victory Heights

Vikanias

Visdenburg

Visse

Vivanco

Vlak

Volstokn

Votak Matim

Walter Jackson

Wapistan

Warnen

Webvania

Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa

WeKnow

Western Uncemelshin

Western Vapia

West Grippiratia

West Zebrupco Bageropirex

Whole India

Wilkshire

Wineclaw

Wisconsota

Wooleystan

Wooloo Unitedstrtes

Xagill

Xarrel

XD 2

Xentherida

Xipher

Xyrron

Yalkan

Yaorozu

Yellops

Yemet

Yokciq Empire

Yugalistan

Yukti

Zdagoburg

Zecit

Zeldania

Zemper Macro

Zimmerdachen

Zokk

Zupla

~ 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 Kastonvia. 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 Madjack 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 Kastonvia. 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 Madjack. You go to their nation page, and scroll all the way to the bottom. There, you will see a button "Endorse Madjack". 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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Jointly sponsored by the Delegate and Security Council of The North Pacific.

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