Well, so we're here now. All I have to say is just let the past remain in the past. Don't feed his anger any longer ó let him freely reign in a region he so pointlessly chose to to destroy. Of course we're all hoping that one day, either justice will be dealt in full or he would simply realize his blatant mistake. But we should choose not to be affected by it. His only motives in doing this were to intimidate us, to cause fear, and to create chaos. But we can choose not to give him what he had sought for in carrying out his foolish schemes. We will look him, straight in the eye, and proudly proclaim that Europa can never be destroyed. He may have stolen the crown jewels, but that will not make him king. He may steal our region, our accounts, our forums, our Discord, and everything pertaining to Europa, but he does not know that Europa exists not only as an online figment of our imaginations. Europa is a close community of passionate writers that will not be affected by a single person's malicious actions.
I say we move on and do not look back. Choose not to be affected by what he has done because fear and submission is all he is looking for. As long as Europa ó or should I say Eurth ó remains intact as a community, there is absolutely nothing he can do in all his power to destroy us. He may have exhausted our small candle which has been lit for over a decade, but Europa burns as an eternal flame of passion ó that which he cannot ever put out.
I may have been in this region for only less than two years but I felt the urge to just express all my thoughts. I wish Eurth a bright future ahead. Cheers!
It had been coming for some time, due to the nature of the person who had control of the founder's nation.
Part of me wants to know what happened but the other doesnít really think itís as entertaining as I hope it is.
Long story short, the person who has control of the Founder nation of Europa is a remarkably petty and entitled person. To the extent of holding grudges about internet things lasting over a decade.
A couple of people coming back and having fun (myself included) triggered him, and Variota giving him a warning on the forum for something, entirely reasonably, led him to demanding a list of things or he'd destroy Europa.
This is a guy who claimed to be the only one who ever cared about the region, and the rest of us didn't really care. Kind of a bit like a proper Nice Guy.
We didn't buckle to the blackmail and he destroyed the region in revenge.
I'll be back momentarily.
With all the commotion and organising surrounding our move, we almost forgot about an important tradition. No, I don't mean the annual April Fool's joke; it turned out to be a nice Trivia Challange. page=trivia But I digress.
No, more importantly, our monthly Featured Nation. In April this honour falls on none other than Shffahkia. Congratulations!
The first member to be featured in our new region. This month the honour goes to none other than Shffahkia, The Tetracameral Dictatorships is filled with Iron Fist Consumerists. Their favourite commodity, apparently, is trout fishing for which they ranking the worldwide top 1%. Despite being a dictatorship, they also perform well in World Assembly Endorsement (top 7%). Which is probably due to the widespread Ignorance (top 9% on Eurth). A confusing place in confusing times.
The Tetracameral Dictatorships of Shffahkia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Duncan Delacroix with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.966 billion Shffahkians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ville de la Sfakie. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.3%.
The strong Shffahkian economy, worth 133 trillion Revolutionary Francs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 67,943 Revolutionary Francs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 213,401 per year while the poor average 16,563, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.
Employers may fire workers without giving any reason, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, the newest shade developed by Shffahkia's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange', and snooze factory is now prison lingo for rehabilitation center. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shffahkia's national animal is the Jaguar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Culte Delacroix.
Gotta say, you can really feel a breeze of fresh air in here. When I previously imagined how destructive a regional migration would be I thought that max. 20 RP-active people would care enough to switch with us, but these numbers are really something! It seems like people do care about this place. T~u~T
EDIT: So far our retention rate is about 50%.