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Why and How to Exchange Endorsements

A Land of Opportunity

Europeia has one of the highest numbers of World Assembly nations among User-Created Regions (UCRs). This gives you the chance to collect a large number of endorsements from your regionmates.

Additionally, we have an "Endorsement Cap" (or EndoCap) that is tied to the number of endorsements the World Assembly Delegate (WA Delegate) has. Our EndoCap is higher than most regions, which permits WA members within Europeia to gain more endorsements than most WA Delegates elsewhere in NationStates!

We encourage our fellow regionmates to collect and maintain large endorsement counts with their WA nation. Of course, if you're not in the World Assembly, you can't collect any endorsements. That's why - if you haven't already - you should join the World Assembly!

Why should I try to have a large endorsement count?

1. Rank among the top nations in the world!
WA members that rank among the top 10% in endorsements in the world receive a trophy for their efforts. There are hundreds of thousands of nations in NationStates, but only about 20,000 are in the World Assembly. After receiving at least a dozen or so endorsements, the trophy will appear at the bottom of your nation page, with different colors being awarded depending on how many endorsements you have.
With a large endorsement count, you can aim for the Top 1% in the world:

2. Get to know other players within the region and make a name for yourself!
While you are certainly welcome to silently give out endorsements to other nations, it?s fun to interact with the nations you're endorsing. After all, how else do you persuade them to endorse you back if you don't send them a friendly telegram?

WA members within Europeia are often among the most active players in the community. If you're new to Europeia or NationStates, this is a great opportunity to get to know them and learn more about their history in this game. Conversely, if you're more experienced you can share what you've learned over the years with newer players.

3. Increase your influence within Europeia!
Nations that stay in Europeia over the long term gain influence with each day that passes. However, WA members gain influence more quickly depending on how many endorsements they have!

How many endorsements can my nation have?

As discussed briefly above, Europeia has an "Endorsement Cap," or "EndoCap" for short. This is a policy that limits the number of endorsements we allow WA nations to have in Europeia, in order to ensure stability in the WA Delegacy (we wouldn?t want new people elected there all the time!).

You can find the current EndoCap within our region's World Factbook Entry, up at the top of our region's page. As you?ll see, if you've endorsed our WA Delegate Primorye Oblast, there?s a special cap that allows you to receive even more endorsements than usual.

What happens if I surpass the EndoCap?

We're keeping a close eye on how many endorsements everyone has, and when you get close to the EndoCap, we'll send you a friendly telegram reminding you to keep an eye on your endorsements. If you surpass the EndoCap, we'll typically send you another warning telegram with instructions on how to lower your endorsements. If you don't lower your endorsements below the EndoCap, we'll eject you from the region briefly to let your endorsement count reset, but you'll be welcome to return to Europeia afterward.

This likely will not be a problem for most of you, but it's something to keep in mind as you're giving out your endorsement too! If the nation you're looking to endorse is closing in on the EndoCap, you may want to refrain from endorsing them so that they don't surpass it.

How do I collect a bunch of endorsements?

The best and fastest way to collect endorsements is through a process called endotarting, sometimes referred to as "tarting" for short. Here's how that works:

1. Find other WA nations in Europeia.
2. Endorse every WA nation you find in our region.
3. After endorsing a WA nation, send them a friendly telegram, asking them to please endorse you back. (You might also want to link them to the World Assembly Advancement Program so they can join in the endotarting fun!)

A number of nations in Europeia have been endotarting, so you've probably already received endorsements and telegrams from these players. You should be kind and return the favor!

How do I endorse someone?
If you're new to the WA, learning how to do everything can take some time, but endorsing someone is actually pretty straightforward.

First, you need to be a WA member. From there, you need to go to the nation page of whomever you want to endorse - for example, let's say you want to endorse our WA Delegate, Primorye Oblast. Near the bottom of this nation page, just below their National Happenings, you'll see a World Assembly subheading, along with a list of "Endorsements Received." Just below that list of nations, you'll see a button that reads: Endorse NATION. Click that button to have your endorsement applied to that nation.

After you click the "Endorse NATION" button, you should see their endorsement count increase by one, and you should also see your nation's name added to the end of the lists of nations endorsing them.

Of course, if that nation isn't in the WA, you won't have any options to endorse them.

Why would my endorsement count ever go down?

Endorsements can only be shared between two nations that are both in the World Assembly and both in the same region. This means that you might lose endorsements from other nations when any of the following occur:

1. If a nation moves outside of Europeia for one or more server updates.
2. If a nation resigns from the World Assembly.
3. If a nation Ceases to Exist.

If your nation does any of these things (leaves Europeia, resigns from the World Assembly, or Ceases to Exist), you'll need to endotart again to get your endorsements back.

How do I find nations to exchange endorsements with?

1. Endorse our WA Delegate, Primorye Oblast, if you haven't already.
Primorye Oblast - by the nature of the WA Delegate position - has the most WA endorsements of any nation within our region. With every endorsement our WA Delegate gains, we?re able to raise the EndoCap to accommodate higher endorsements for everyone else. (Also, endorsing our WA Delegate will get you an Endotarting Award with the easy endorsement of one nation.)

2. Endorse all of your fellow Europeian citizens who are WA members.
Citizens of Europeia are active players who are likely to endorse you back. Here is a list of all current citizens with WA nations:

If you'd like to add your nation's name to this list, be sure toApply for Citizenship and Apply to Join the World Assembly.

3. Check out Linkthis endotarting tool for more WA nations to endorse!
It will give you a list with all of the WA nations in Europeia your nation is not endorsing, which is updated once per day (see the ?Generated? timestamp at the top of the page). You can use this list to endorse those nations, as well as telegram them to ask them to endorse you back.

Last edited: Mon Jun 14 08:00:08 EDT 2021.

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