Raiding is when a group of nations move to a region to elect a delegate (giving control of that region over to that player), to capture or destroy the region.
What is Defending
Defending is when a group of nations move to a region to either boost a native nation and/or delegate’s endorsement count or to elect a delegate of their own (giving control of that region over to that player), to protect the region from a raid, restore the region from a previous raid, and/or to preserve said region's original native community and/or history.
Where do the Grey Wardens Fit On this Spectrum?
The Grey Wardens primarily operate is a defender organization in that we believe that invading regions is wrong and look to prevent invaders from being successful. We take this a step further than most other defenders as we are willing to invade invader regions to give them a taste of their own medicine.
What Can a Delegate Do to a Region?
Provided that the delegate is allowed access to the regional controls, the delegate can alter and/or utilize the following:
• The World Factbook Entry (WFE)
• Regional Officers
• The regional flag
• Suppression of Regional Message Board (RMB) posts
• The regional password
• Ejections and bans
• The ban list
• Embassies and embassy settings
• Regional tags
• Region-Wide Telegrams
• Welcome Telegrams
• Regional Polls
Provided they have sufficient influence, Delegates are free to exercise their power as they see fit
In order to partake in military gameplay, you will have to have to be a member of the World Assembly
What is the World Assembly
The World Assembly (WA), split into 2 sub-assemblies, The General Assembly (GA) and The Security Council (SC), is a large legislative body that anyone can participate in and become a member of. You can not join one or the other, but you can choose to ignore one or even both if you so desire. The legislation passed may still affect your nation, however.
Councils and Proposals
The General Assembly is based around Role Play, and may affect your nation stats very slightly. The Security Council can pass three types of proposals: Commendations, Condemnations, and Liberations. A Commendation and Condemnation is a badge that appears on a region or nation's page as a way of recognizing the deeds by said nation or region (to encourage or discourage their actions), and a Liberation is a badge that is placed to remove a delegate-imposed password on a region and block the delegate from making another one. This does not affect a founder’s ability to password a region, though, and cannot be imposed upon individual nations. Security Council Liberations do not evict delegates or occupying forces.
Choosing a nation
If you wish to use your World Assembly nation for defending or raiding, without needing to leave the region you reside in, it is highly recommended that you log out and create a separate nation to join the World Assembly. World Assembly nations are also used for combat, and need to travel often, so making a secondary nation your World Assembly nation is typically a good idea if this is what you are interested in. If you are not interested in this, however, regions may ask that you endorse a specific nation or nation(s) as elected World Assembly delegates.
Joining the World Assembly
To join the World Assembly, go to your settings and enter in an email address that you check regularly . Next, go to the World Assembly page and you'll see a button near the top of the page that says "Apply to Join". You'll then be sent a confirmation email.
This email should arrive instantly. If it does not, check your spam folder, it is usually found in there. Be sure to remove the email from the spam folder if you want your email provider to recognize that emails from NS aren't spam.
Click the link inside the email, and you'll automatically be logged in and accepted into the World Assembly! You can now vote on resolutions, endorse other nations, and move your World Assembly nation as your military puppet! Note that it is against the rules to have more than 1 (one) nation in the World Assembly at a time; the game may eject you from the World Assembly and even ban you from it if you try to have more than one nation with membership at the same time. You can have as many nations as you want and as many applications and confirmation emails for as many nations as you want, but only one can be in the WA at a time. You must resign from that nation to transfer membership to another nation if you wish to change it. In order to help prevent you from accidentally getting a second WA nation, you should use the same email address for every nation you make. The game has a built in safety mechanism that will prevent you from breaking the rules if you follow that procedure.
Endorsing a nation
To endorse a nation, you must both be in the World Assembly and in the same region. Simply scroll to the bottom of that nation's nation page, and click the button at the bottom that says "Endorse NationName". You have then successfully endorsed a nation! You can also see who has endorsed you at the bottom of your own nation page.
How does a Nation Become Delegate of a Region?
To become delegate, you have to have the most World Assembly endorsements in the region at the next time the region updates.
What are Updates?
There are currently two updates each day.
Each update is known as the following:
12:00AM-1:30AM EDT - this is known as the Major Update.
12:00PM-1:10PM EDT - this is known as the Minor Update.
What Happens During an Update?
At this time, nations update (pass legislation, obtain a new issue, get a world census ranking, a change in regional influence, etc.) However, they don't all update at the same time. The following is a list of all that takes place during the update:
National population increases.*
World Census Reports are issued.*
World Assembly resolutions finish voting and new ones arrive (at the beginning of update).
Influence increases (or decreases, for a nation that has left the region).
Inactive nations and empty regions cease to exist.
WA endorsements are verified and new WA Delegates are elected, if necessary.
*Major Update only
How Does Update Work?
Over the course of an update each region updates, one by one, although less than a second after each other. During this time, nations are updated within the region.
During these times, the endorsements are also recounted within the region. The nation in the region with the most World Assembly endorsements at this time becomes the region’s delegate. Each region updates at a specific time within this time frame, and can only update once per update. Likewise, each nation can only update once. Therefore, once a nation updates, it can no longer be used during the course of that update. Once a region updates, it cannot be updated again until the next update. If you move to a region that has already updated before your nation updates, and leave it there until the end of the update, your nation will not be updated, and none of the effects of update will occur to your nation.
Do I Have to Be Online During Update in Order to Participate in Operations?
You do not. Some invasions start to take place in the time between updates giving us more time to mount defenses. Many operations also take place over the course of several or many updates. During such operations, you will be asked to reinforce our ongoing effort.
Being available does have its advantages though. You will have the greatest amount of opportunities to participate in missions as well as an increased opportunity to lead missions. Many invasions these days take place during the course of update.
Where do I Go to Receive Deployment Orders?
Missions will be posted in the Warden Barracks, which is located on our forum. Missions will be posted as threads in said board. Make sure to check them regularly, as they have a habit of changing. The first post of a topic will contain the information you need as a Warden to take part of the operation. Make sure to post a reply, letting us know that you have deployed including which nation you're currently using. Once an operation is over, a Commander will notify Wardens in the dedicated thread before locking it. You may leave the region at that time.