What is this "raiding/defending game" I keep hearing of?
A new player to NationStates could be forgiven for mistaking talk of R/D for the real world "Research and Development&qout; but as the question suggests, this is about raiding and defending. In NationStates players are allowed one World Assembly (WA) nation and using that nation they can endorse any nation in the region, with the nation receiving the most endorsements becoming delegate. The WA delegate mechanic enables a kind of warfare game, which comprises two broad types of operations. Raiding is the act of a group of players moving their WA nations to a region and endorsing a given candidate to seize the delegacy. Defending is the act of a group of players using their WA nations to prevent such a delegacy seizure, or restore the previous delegate.
So how can I partake in this?
There are many well known defending and raiding organizations that you can choose to take part in, which brings us to question three.
What is the North Pacific Army and why do we need it?
The North Pacific Army (or NPA) is the regional army of our fine region which takes part in both raiding and defending operations, as required by the region's interests. We welcome anyone who wants to join in whatever capacity they are able to.
How do I join the North Pacific Army?
Simply register on our regional forums and fill out the application form here.
How do these missions work and what do I need to do in a mission?
This depends greatly on what force you wish to join. The NPA as a military body has several functions and if you wish to join, you can choose what sort of role you wish to take:
The Auxiliary or Pilers - Nationstates updates two times a day (these two updates are known as minor and major) and during these periods every nation in a region has their endorsments calculated and the nation with the highest number of endorsements is made the WA delegate. Pilers do not have to be around during either update but rather need only check their email, forum PMs or nation telegrams to check if they need to move and reinforce a position during any given time. The benefit of being part of this crosssection is that you are not required to be online at update and will be given a rank. It is notable that you will not gain promotions as fast as the second force, the special forces.
Special Forces, as mentioned above, are required to be online during the update so that they might move into a region at a given time. It is also a requirement that updaters have access to Discord. Updaters will be promoted much faster than the Auxiliary and are also considered to be members of the Auxiliary.
Note that by being a member of the NPA, you will be required to create additional nations (puppets), transfer your WA membership from your main nation to those puppets, and move the puppets to other regions.
Someone asked me if I can help with a mission in another organization. What do I do?
Before doing anything, make sure to inform the High Command, which is comprised of the Minister of Defense, their deputies, and Generals of the NPA. As long as you have obtained permission from them, there is no reason you cannot help with another mission. Sometimes it might even be possible to do both at once.
My question isn't here. What do I do?
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