TIBOE's (Ten Thousand Islands Brigade of Official Endorsers) Mission Statement:
To Endorse all WA Islanders while remaining below the endorsement cap, Encourage Islanders to join the WA and endorse the Delegate, and Inform the populace about WA endorsements, endotarting, and other related topics.
Why You Should Endorse the Delegate
• Endorsements improve regional security. In NationStates, the Delegate seat is the main tool raiders use when invading regions. Every nation that endorses the Delegate is one more nation that the raiders would have to have on their side in order to usurp XKI.
• Every endorsement gives our Delegate an extra vote in the World Assembly, which helps us to counter raider regions by pushing through
Liberation resolutions at the Security Council.
• And our Delegate always votes the result of WA polls on our offsite forum, which means you have direct control over how our Delegate votes!
For more information, please visit this dispatch:
In NationStates, the World Assembly Delegate of a region is the nation that has received the most endorsements from their regionmates. Most of the largest regions in the game, including 10000 Islands, have effectively replaced this system by one in which the Delegate is chosen through a more organized method (in our case, democratic elections held every 6 months). To enforce this system, the Delegate needs to receive the maximum endorsements possible while all other nations have their endorsement count limited (something known as an endorsement cap).
However, mechanically, in the eyes of the game itself, the Delegate is still simply the nation with the most endorsements, no matter how these endorsements where gathered. This can be exploited by other regions, commonly known as raiders, to irregularly seize the Delegacy by flooding the region with foreign nations that coordinately endorse each other.
As a fairly large and powerful region that is well known for opposing raiders all over NationStates (more below), 10000 Islands would make for a high-profile target. Precisely because of it, our region has taken care to be as secure as possible. 10000 Islands has a non-executive Delegate, which limits the damage that a potential raider invasion could have, as well as an active Founder, who can immediately undo any actions raiders can take in our region.
These security measures mean that 10000 Islands can never be really destroyed completely in an invasion. Regardless, rival regions still have an interest in temporarily securing the Delegate seat to embarrass us, and it is better in all cases if raiders fail to seize the Delegate position in the first place. While 10000 Islands is a very large region in which the Delegate typically has hundreds of endorsements, every single extra endorsement our WA Delegate has is one extra endorsement that raiders would need to overcome to overthrow the legitimate Delegate.
World Assembly voting power
WA Delegates are intended to represent their region's voice at the World Assembly. As such, they have special voting powers. The vote a Delegate casts is worth 1 + the number of endorsements they have. For this reason, powerful Delegates with very large votes tend to decide the outcome of a resolution. The more endorsements our Delegate has, the more powerful will 10000 Islands be at the World Assembly, allowing us to advance our interests and influence debates on new international law, Commendations, and Condemnations (which can be important to counter raider propaganda). Furthermore, in 10000 Islands, the Delegate's voice is your voice: the Delegate votes according to the result of a forum WA voting poll in which you can participate!
Advocating defender values
But a powerful WA vote is important not only for roleplay, but also to advocate our defender values. To our very core, 10000 Islands is a defender region that opposes raiders all over NationStates. Even for nations that are not directly involved with TITO, our regional army, 10000 Islands's stated political purpose at every level is to protect the safety of smaller, innocent regions that did not ask to be part of the NationStates' "raider and defender" (R&D) gameplay. If raiders succeed in invading a region and taking full control of it, its community is at a very high risk of being destroyed.
TITO is our region's main way of combating raiders. However, in some situations, raiders can get a strategic leg up in an invasion. In that case, there is still hope to save the community of the region being raided: a World Assembly Security Council Liberation Resolution. A SC Liberation forcibly removes the password of a region, allowing native nations to regain control with TITO's aid.
For this to occur though, the SC Liberation needs to pass at the World Assembly (with >50% support) as soon as possible, reason why a stronger vote at the World Assembly is absolutely crucial. We need to make sure our WA vote is at its absolute strongest to preserve the sovereignty of defenseless regions.
Summary of October Events
Wischland’s endorsement count continued to grow in the transition from September to October, and in late October her endorsements are still growing! Xanthorrhoea also joined TIBOE this month, making them the newest member of the group!
For more information on TIBOE’s endorsement welfare program, please visit this post: page=rmb/postid=43878114
Thank you again to HN67 for creating a program for TIBOE that produces a list of nations under the minimum endorsement cap
TIBOE’s October Objectives
This month's primary objective was to raise the average endorsements per Islander to above 20 endorsements
This month's secondary objective is to lower the number of nations under the minimum endorsement cap by 25
Neither the Primary nor Secondary Objectives were met within the month of October. The Average endorsement count of XKI stayed below 20 endorsements, and the number of nations below 25 endorsements grew.
TIBOE Member Highlight: Get the Inside Scoop!
This is your chance to learn more about the nations that make TIBOE tick! Every month a different TIBOE member will be spotlighted.
For our fourth highlight, we have Valentian Elysium! Here is what he had to say:
Wisch asked me to join TIBOE on the 21st of March 2021, which I accepted of course, and ever since then I've been calling islanders to endorse Wisch under TIBOE! Though before I joined TIBOE I already called on islanders to endorse the delegate, which was HumanSanity (before Wisch)
What motivated you to join TIBOE?
Wisch did :P
What do you enjoy most about being a TIBOE member?
I just really like all the endorsement drives we do and calling islanders to endorse the delegate!
What do you feel you have contributed to TIBOE?
I feel like ever since I joined it, and I kept telling people to endorse Wisch and talking about TIBOE, I feel like I expanded TIBOE's member selection, as well as its name across XKI. I didn't even know we had a TIBOE before Vivolkha, the previous TIBOE chair, started mentioning it in his RMB posts calling on endorsements to the delegate.
If you could choose a ridiculous nickname for yourself, what would it be?
Haha, I don't know...Val the Bread Lover...because I really like bread :P
What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done? Would you do it again?
hm...stupidest thing I've done...maybe when I snipped off the spikes of a cactus so that they wouldn't be prickly
If you could be famous for anything, what would you be famous for?
Pioneering and expanding the world of biology of course! Maybe like developing a new genetic technology or discovering a new biological process, heh
Please complete the knock-knock joke:
- Knock Knock!
- Who’s there?
- Orange you glad I didn't say banana
What is your favorite cake?
Ooh, good question. I love cake, but I just can't choose my favourite! I really like chestnut, lemon, and carrot cake, but my grandmother makes this delicious lemon apricot-layered cake, and it's really good. I also like pancakes but they're not cakes, despite the name
As of October 27, A total of 50 nations endorsed Wischland over the course of the month.
On average, Wischland gained 1.8125 endorsement per day.
Wischland averaged 373.8125 endorsements for October!