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Shidei wrote:Making names based on topical events never ages well.

That being said, calling your seahorse pokemon horsea and your seal pokemon seel isn't exactly the highlight of creative names either

I don't age well, but you won't hear me complaining.

ow my back went again

Shidei wrote:Making names based on topical events never ages well.

That being said, calling your seahorse pokemon horsea and your seal pokemon seel isn't exactly the highlight of creative names either

I'll just have to make sure I don't have a jynx moment

Corindia wrote:also don't act like the anteefa-antarky line isn't better than about 30% of all pokemon

i like it :P

Yo

Hey, by chance does anyone on the map still buy/use asbestos?

Ainslie wrote:Hey, by chance does anyone on the map still buy/use asbestos?

why yes, asbestos, along with thalidomide and DDT make up Corindia's major three imports. We will happily exchange some leaded gasoline or mercury thermometers for it

Corindia wrote:why yes, asbestos, along with thalidomide and DDT make up Corindia's major three imports. We will happily exchange some leaded gasoline or mercury thermometers for it

I trust this is sarcastic

Nua Tir wrote:Yo

Gday and welcome to TWI! If you haven't done so already you should read this:

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

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

Where do we communicate?

  • 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.

How does this region work?

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.).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

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

How do I get a spot on the map?

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.

To be added to the map, send Vancouvia a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch.

How do I develop my nation?

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.

Are there limitations?

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.

Alright, what now? Where do I 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

  • Through Ainslie's RP Directory, which contains the region's RPs, alliances, and collaboration threads

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.


Read factbook

*clasps Martini-Henry tightly, seeking refuge from the howls behind a flimsy wall of hastily constructed sandbags*

Puppets sir, thousands of them!

I don't really understand what the problem is with asbestos. If you just wear a mask and don't shave it, it's fine

Shidei wrote:I don't really understand what the problem is with asbestos. If you just wear a mask and don't shave it, it's fine

It only really becomes a problem when it's damaged and exposed. Removing asbestos is often expensive and time consuming, and not removing it is a health risk. So it's more cost effective now to just not use it.

Shidei wrote:I don't really understand what the problem is with asbestos. If you just wear a mask and don't shave it, it's fine

ah, clearly you've never felt the captivating urge to smell it, consume it, let it cover your lungs
the siren song of asbestos is nothing to be trifled with, and has lured many young shipbuilders to their watery grave
i've seen them, eyes full of fiber-lust, enthralled by the asbestos, unable to look away, breathing deeply its intoxicating aroma

If asbestos were bad, it'd be called asworstos.

Nhoor wrote:If asbestos were bad, it'd be called asworstos.

Abworstos sound like a Glimpo name

Ainslie wrote:Hey, by chance does anyone on the map still buy/use asbestos?

I got you bruv, me and my mates take hits of asbestos by the hour

Eurania wrote:I got you bruv, me and my mates take hits of asbestos by the hour

I mean in character...

Ainslie wrote:I mean in character...

It takes character to take hits of asbestos

Ainslie wrote:I trust this is sarcastic

Gday and welcome to TWI! If you haven't done so already you should read this:

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

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

Where do we communicate?

  • 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.

How does this region work?

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.).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

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

How do I get a spot on the map?

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.

To be added to the map, send Vancouvia a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch.

How do I develop my nation?

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.

Are there limitations?

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.

Alright, what now? Where do I 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

  • Through Ainslie's RP Directory, which contains the region's RPs, alliances, and collaboration threads

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.


Read factbook

Thanks, will do

Ainslie wrote:Hey, by chance does anyone on the map still buy/use asbestos?

why? do you want someone to use it?

Ainslie wrote:Hey, by chance does anyone on the map still buy/use asbestos?

There would be a strong possibility that Wellsia would still use it, especially asbestos concrete.

Wellsia wrote:There would be a strong possibility that Wellsia would still use it, especially asbestos concrete.

Don’t want that concrete to light on fire now

Aizcona wrote:Don’t want that concrete to light on fire now

Definitely not. *nods*

But the asbestos does make it stronger.

Segentova wrote:why? do you want someone to use it?

I need someone to buy it in reasonable quantities to justify Keverai selling it and it looks like there's enough business

Im gonna be offline for most of the day. I have an exam later today anyways

Ainslie wrote:I need someone to buy it in reasonable quantities to justify Keverai selling it and it looks like there's enough business

I'll buy some. Maybe use asbestos-paint in prisons?

I RETURN!

Apologies for my absence.

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