How does one interact with these people and where is there centre of government activity?
Yggdrasil seems very mysterious to me and I don't think I've ever heard from any of them outside of recruitment from Vandy.
Fair questions. While Yggdrasil still has a private discord server from before joining the commonwealth, I've learned that a number of their government people have joined the commonwealth server. Their RMB is also pretty active and their FA person replied to my telegram within a couple hours. I'm not sure if they tend to do government matters on that private server or not.
I'll admit I was looking at Yggdrasil a couple months ago, before they joined the commonwealth, and I liked them more then, and the change gave me some pause. But the more I've hung around since then (and since joining the Van empire server), the more I've gotten comfortable with the idea again. They've been pretty private since they were founded outside of when they were an active defender group, but we have friendly relations with other private/insular regions.
Is there much of an outside world outside the map or are lets say Nova Nova Hibernia and Avalonia actually just across the ocean from each other? Also, is it possible for real natural disasters specific to certain regions (ex: tropical cyclone activity) to happen on the map? Could theoretically, nations bordering tropical waters be hit by a tropical cyclone?
I suppose I've never really though about it. Conceivably, we could include references to other regions on our map, just as Forest does on theirs.
As far as disasters, I wouldn't mind making a thing to report changes in RP, but there isn't really a platform of RP at the moment, and I'm not an expert on making one.
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Have we talked about this one yet? page=UN_view_proposal/id=honeydewistania_1605675990 I’m honestly not sure my thoughts on this
GAR#520 5(b) reads (emphasis mine) "establish, if such does not already exist, a state agency or similar organization with the responsibility of inspecting and regulating SWLs in accordance with this resolution and reviewing complaints regarding the operation of particular SWLs," so I'm not sold on this point. This is the subject of a legality challenge from Wallenburg right now, but even if it stands it's not a convincing interpretation.
Wallenburg is also challenging the repeal on the grounds that this is inaccurate, as scrap metal yards are short term storage while GAR#520 defines SWLs as being long term storage facilities.
GAR#520 4(b) reads (emphasis mine) "include effective systems for the collection and removal of leachate for treatment and environmentally safe disposal," which seems to be a similar misunderstanding on the repeal author's part. This is not currently in the legality challenge but probably should be.
My goodness, I was getting all my thoughts together and rereading everything and Natalie swoops in with another great response. I agree with basically everything said.
Something I would add is that a quick look at the thread (viewtopic.php?f=9&t=493789) for this shows a lot of the issues coming up there. I don't think I see a single post really supporting the repeal as written, and I think it would have been better for Honeydew to bump the thread and ask for more feedback. Every response was either addressing something incorrect in the text, or straight up making the arguments Wally would use later in the legality challenge (unaddressed by the author).
The repeal text is sloppy and didn't get nearly enough time in drafting to fix those issues (the thread hasn't had a response since five days after it was originally posted, and GAR#520 was only passed 16 days ago besides). I'll be voting against as soon as it hits the floor in an hour.