The South Pacific Special Forces Reserve is a division of our military, the SPSF, for citizens who want to serve without having to be online at certain times or go anywhere but right here on the NationStates site. Reservists carry out crucial support missions to strengthen and restore innocent regions from raids as well as spread the South Pacific's force on military occupations.
Becoming a Reservist and participating is extremely simple and takes almost no time! See the section below for how to join. You don't need to have any military experience at all. As a Reservist, you are able to help out our region and have the chance to earn lots of awards and ribbons for service as well! ^_^
Joining the SPSF Reserve is super-easy! Just follow the steps below (no applications or forums required!) (Please read carefully!)
In order to join the Reserve force, you need three things:
An email account. (It is recommended to not use your business or frequently-used account)
A nation that resides in the South Pacific region which we will use to contact you and send orders to (We call this the "main nation").
A second nation called a puppet nation which is just the fancy name for a nation that you own but is not your main nation. (You can create and own as many nations as you like in NationStates) This nation is the one you will use to participate on missions. All actions should as moving to other regions, endorsing nations, etc. in military operations will be performed using this nation. (You don't want the enemy to know your true identity)
If you don't already have a puppet nation, please create one by clicking here.
Finally, to apply, follow these steps:
If your main nation is admitted to the World Assembly, resign now.
Log in to your puppet nation, or create it if you have not done so already.
Go to the Settings page.
Add your email address into the E-mail box near the bottom of the Settings page (make sure this is the same e-mail address as on your main nation if you already have one).
Pick out one of our cool SPSF Flags from the folder and upload it as your puppet nation's flag!
Apply to join the World Assembly with your puppet nation.
Check your e-mail, and confirm your admittance into the World Assembly (applications should arrive in around a minute or less).
Send a telegram to Spsf reserve office with a link to your main nation and your puppet nation. Click here, write the info then click Send to send the telegram.
An example of the telegram:
After that, wait for a few hours or days and a telegram will be sent to your nation to confirm whether you are accepted or not.
Every time there is a new Reserve mission, the nation Spsf reserve office will send a telegram to your main nation containing the orders. These orders are typically self-explanatory. When you see the orders, log into your puppet nation and follow the orders with that nation.
Spsf reserve office will telegram you again on your main nation when the mission is completed. You may then move your puppet back to the South Pacific to endorse our delegate, Tsunamy. If you receive multiple mission telegrams, always follow the most recent one.
A typical simple example may look like this:
These are the things you may be asked to do in the orders:
If asked to move to a region, you move your puppet nation to that region by opening the region page, scrolling down a bit, then click the red "Move (Nation) to (Region)" button. Note: Do not post on that region's Regional Message Board unless invited by native nations to do so.
If asked to endorse a nation, open that nation's page, scroll to the bottom, and click the button "Endorse (Nation)". Note that you can only do this if your puppet nation is in the same region as that nation.
If asked to cross-endorse on a nation, you not only endorse that nation but also every other nation endorsing that nation. To see the endorsees of a nation, scroll to the bottom of the page to "Endorsements received:", which is followed by a list of endorsing nations.
If asked to cross-endorse in the region, when you enter a region, you will want to find your fellow Reservists' nations and cross-endorse on them. To find these nations, you can either scroll through all nations in the region and look for nations with the SPSF flag, or look at the activity page for that region for nations moving to that region with the SPSF flag.
In some cases, your puppet nation may later become the World Assembly Delegate of another region. This puts you in a great position of power over that region - treat that power with respect, and do not do anything not told to do! The Delegate has additional powers over the region, though sometimes these may be locked away. After becoming the WA Delegate, on the region page, click "Admin" (above the World Factbook Entry). On the Admin page, find the table under the heading "Officers" and click "Modify" next to the WA Delegate in that table. In the following page, make sure all checkboxes (Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, Polls) are checked, and click "Enact Changes" to save that selection.
If asked to detag the region, it's your duty to clean up the mess that other raiders left. Refer to this handy guide for steps to do so:Read dispatchDetagging
A How To Guide
So you've gained control of a region, and you now have to detag. Here's what you have to do:
1. First of all, remember that you're restoring it to former settings, or as it was under native control. You will not be adding anything that wasn't there while the region was under native control.
2. Dismiss any raider-appointed regional officers, and if possible, reappoint any regional officers in place before the raid. If you must switch from the switcher that has gained control, make sure to appoint yourself as regional officer of communications, embassies and appearance.
3. You now have to restore the World Factbook Entry to its former state. Using the tools given below, find the world factbook entry that predates any raids. This will be the one you will be restoring it to. If you are unable to locate the original state, simply replace the WFE with “Welcome to [region]”. Make sure to also unpin any raider dispatches!
4. Also using the tools below, replace the raider flag with the original one. If there is no native flag, abolish the flag altogether.
5. Remove any tags put in place by the raiders, and replace them with the original tags using the tools given below.
6. Close any embassies established by the raiders, and request embassies ONLY with those that the raiders closed.
7. Suppress and raider posts in the RMB, and unsuppress those made by natives. Do not post anything on the RMB unless invited by the natives themselves.
Google - You can often use Google's cache to find original WFEs, tags, and embassies. Just type "site:region=[insert region here]" into the search engine to find all the subdomains available, one of which is likely to have the original content.
Wayback Machine - If Google cache doesn't work, the Wayback Machine often will.
WFE Index - This resource will almost always give you a region's original WFE.
Flag Database - This resource will almost always have a region's original flag.
If asked to tag the region, it's your job to turn the region into the property of the South Pacific! Put up a SPSF flag, request embassies with our base Versailles Isle, and mention the SPSF in the World Factbook Entry (you may be sent a specific WFE to put up).
If asked to banject nations, open that nation's page, scroll to the bottom, and click "Eject & Ban". Note that sometimes your nation won't have enough influence to do so - in that case, just wait another 12 hours and try again.
If you're the WA Delegate of a region, you may get additional instructions. Usually, they'll be sent to your main nation via a TG, so make sure to check in regularly!
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