K but the original battlefront 2 was my f*cking childhood
Oh and I’ve been teaching my friend how to play ck2, he picked Harold Godwin and got destroyed by William the conqueror and Harald Hardrada.
Ok serious question, for this hymn should I write the lyrics first or organize the melody first?
Just about to start GreedFall.
Just pull a me and make the whole song up as you go with your friends and some keyboards in your parents' garage at 10 PM.
Shouldn’t the chord progression come first, then the melody, then lyrics?
I would do lyrics first, then melody, then chord progression. The other way around forces you to adapt the lyrics to the melody/the chord progression so you will be less free to write the words that you want.
Not necessarily for religious music because it limits what you can say, as Nhoor replied. Plus a chord progression can help generate a melody in hymns as well.
I just got an email from the Mike Bloomberg campaign advertising a job opening in my state, but the grammar and spelling is absolutely horrible. Scammer grammar, essentially. Maybe it is a scam (not from the campaign), and they would try to get applicants to give over information or whatever.
My favorite line is at the end: “LET ME KNOW IF YU WAS HIRED”
Or they really need people to check their spelling and grammar but don't know it yet!
Welcome! If you're interested in staying in The Western Isles for a bit, here is some information about this region:
You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.
First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.
About the Region
IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums
OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB and the forums
Telegrams are usually OOC
We don't have offsite forums, but there's a "mostly unofficial" Discord chat.
We use the NationStates platform to create fun and interesting stories, about our nations, peoples, and leaders. We usually discuss ideas and plan RPs on the RMB and in OOC forum threads, and then co-write them as RPs, news, accounts, information, and history in dispatches and IC threads.
We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) in-charge of several aspects of the region:
Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region
Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards
Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions
For more information, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:
The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.
The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.
The Monthly Report dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).
Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:
Post a question on the RMB; you'll likely get an answer not long after.
Send a personal TG to any of the officers (listed in the WFE) or to an active member
Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules is the Sec. of RP (Roendavar). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.
About Role-Playing in the Region
Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so.
Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, economy, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.
RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:
A while ago I attempted to summarize the realism-related guidelines in our RP in a dispatch. It explains the certain limitations on size and population, size of military and economy, WMDs and such. These are not rules, but I encourage you to read them.
To sum up: Be humble, think balance.
Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:
Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.
You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:
Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's World Factbook Entry
As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation and your style.
NS is full of useful guides on RPing and writing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. This has all the NSCodes. This thread explains about RPing warfare. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.
For any question on the region (or not), feel free to ask on the RMB or to any of the active members.
I didn’t consider that.
I hope it's someone who doesn't support him sending out fake emails, that's the funniest possible reason for that
One of my shrimp died :(
Not exactly a surprise but you hate to see it
All my shramps are still here (I think) but over the last 24 hours I'm now missing 2 white clouds and I have literally no idea what happened to them
depending on your plant cover that could be completely fine, I've lost fish and snails for days before. I can't even tell if it's one hiding or just only different ones happening to be behind a plant or something
I've got a lot of plants but I was poking around in there for a while and I genuinely could not find them. They've got some good color to them unlike my amanos so they're hard to overlook
Just found out the name Raphtalia is Japanese, it is the most Slavic sounding Japanese name I ever heard.
Rest in piece, Mr. Shrimp. At least he didn't spend his life chewing on electrical cords and people's faces like a certain cat
Latest "album" from my "band" that is less like a band and more like a bunch of teenagers in a garage with some keyboards who have somehow gotten drunk with nothing but Chex Mix and Oreos.
Huh. Not good. How quickly would your inverts/other fish eat them if they died do you think?