Endorsing the regional Delegate improves XKI's voting power in the World Assembly. HumanSanity gets a weighted vote, equal to the number of endorsements he has. So, by endorsing the Del, you are actually getting an additional vote on each resolution, one of your own, and one via the Delegate endorsement. Or, if you don't like the way the Del is voting on a given resolution, you can cancel out the endo vote (the Delegate vote) with your nation vote.
Taco Island Charities Presents:
The Seventh Hahiha Contest for Nation Creation
Here's how to play:
1. Create a new puppet nation between now and 8:59 P.M. Pacific Time on October 20th. The puppet's motto should include your main nation's name. Limit one entry per nation.
2. Move the puppet to the region TIC Nation Creation Contest.
3. Telegram Taco-Island-Charities from your main nation with the name of your puppet.
4. Answer as many or as few issues with your puppet as you want.
Starting after major update the night of the 20th, the lowest-ranking nation(s) in the region on each day's World Census Report will be ejected. This will continue daily until only one nation is left on the final day of the contest, November 1st. The World Census Report can be found between the World Factbook Entry and the Regional Happenings on the region page.
The number of nations to be ejected each day depends on the number of entrants but will be as even as possible each of the first ten major updates. If the number of entrants is not evenly divisible, RANDOM.org will be used to determine which days have an extra ejection. The final two major updates will have one ejection each, to determine first, second, and third places.
The nation whose puppet survives the longest wins a legendary trading card from Taco Island Charities Cards and 150,000 Ŧ (Tacos, the 10000 Islands forum currency) if on 10000 Islands regional forum! The runner-up will receive three epic trading cards and 50,000 Ŧ, and the third-place finisher will get an epic trading card and 25,000 Ŧ.
More info on The Liberty Gala can be found here. Good luck and may the best nation win!
Learn more about Taco Island Charities here and here. If you are on the 10000 Islands forum and would like to contribute to TIC to fund activities like this one, you can learn more in our donation how-to.
More info on The Liberty Gala:
Times are listed using both EDT and UTC for convenience. Use this site for easy time zone conversion.
Monday, October 19
All day: Official opening of The Liberty Gala
All day: Opening of Defender Tapestry event
8 PM EDT (12 AM UTC): Evening Games - Among Us
All day: Opening of Card Collection events
Tuesday, October 20
All day: Opening of Card Collection events
All day: Opening of Character Contest
1:30 PM EDT (5:30 PM UTC): Evening Game Series - Cards Against Humanity
All day: Defender Games Team Name and Team Flag contests and Team Captain elections begin
Wednesday, October 21
All day: Why We Defend panel hosted on Discord
All day: Start of TIC Nation Creation Contest
Thursday, October 22
All day: Beginning of Security Council Events
6 PM EDT (10 PM UTC): Highlighting the Importance of the Security Council AMA with Kuriko
8 PM EDT (12 AM UTC): Evening Game Series - Skribbl.io
12 AM (4 AM October 23 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Game of Telephone begins
Friday, October 23
12 AM EDT (4 AM October 24 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Update Training Open House
Saturday, October 24
6 PM EDT (10 PM UTC): Among Us Game in UDS Server
12 PM (4 PM UTC): Defender Update Training Open House
12 AM (4 AM October 25 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Detag with Chasing
1:30 PM EDT (5:30 PM UTC): Evening Game Series - Werewolves hosted on The Liberty Gala's Discord
Sunday, October 25
All day: Announcement of Defender Family Tree
12 AM (4 AM October 26 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Detag with Chasing (begins before the pile-off)
12 AM (4 AM October 26 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Pile-off begins
Monday, October 26
All day: Release of Numero Capitan's Essay "The Early Days of the South Pacific - Defending, Democracy and Security".
12 PM (4 PM UTC) [Minor Update]: Defender Games Individual Triggered Jumps Contest
Tuesday, October 27
All day: Begin discussion for Defender Awards
9 PM EDT (1 AM UTC October 28): Evening Games - Among Us
12 AM (4 AM October 28 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Individual Chasing
Wednesday, October 28
12 PM (4 PM UTC) [Minor Update]: Defender Games Individual Triggering Contest
Thursday, October 29
11:59 PM EDT (3:59 AM UTC October 30): End discussion for Defender Awards
8 PM EDT (12 AM UTC): Evening Game Series - Skribbl.io
11:59 PM EDT (3:59 AM UTC): Card Collections Due; Winners Poll Opens
12 AM (4 AM October 30 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Pile-off Ends
Friday, October 30
All day: Defender Tapestry entries close
All day: Defender Family Tree entries close
12 PM EDT (4 AM UTC October 31) [Major Update]: Group Detag Run
Saturday, October 31
12 PM (4 PM UTC) [Minor Update]: Defender Games Team Detag and Chase
Sunday, November 1
All day: Announce winners of Character Contest
All day: Release of Defender History Panel as a Dispatch
Wednesday, November 18
Reveals of artwork for Character Contest winners
The Conga Line: The Conga Line is an effort to allow Gala guests to visit other regions' Discord servers and meet their people. Please be kind and courteous while visiting.
Character Contest: Design a character and we'll draw it!
Defender Games: Take some time to come compete against your fellow defenders, try out new things, and have some fun during update with challenges and games! These games will be broken up into 3 different components: team, individual, and regional as well as be hosted during both minor and major, depending on the day. This should allow the maximum amount of people to participate and provide a wide variety of experiences of what defending looks like.
Defender History Events
Defender History Essay: Numero Capitan has written an essay about defender history that will be shared as part of the event.
Defender Tapestry: A visual representation of defender history, the Tapestry will sew together the timeline of the Regional Sovereignty cause, aiming to represent each organization the way they wish to be remembered.
Defender Family Tree: The Defender Family Tree traces the history of defender mentors and mentees.
Evening Game Series: On some evenings, we'll be hosting a casual game on our Discord which anyone is welcome to join!
Trading Card Events: Using the NS Trading Cards feature, we'll be hosting three collecting contests and a pull event. Two collecting contests will focus on defending -- one on collecting defender switchers and another on collecting influential defenders. Another contest will focus on creatively compiling cards obtained from packs opened during a detag run. And finally there will be a pull event for Season 1 Anime Daisuki. As always, there will be trading card rewards.
Why We Defend panel: The Why We Defend panel will focus on outlining a call to arms for defenders and defending in NationStates.
Nation Creation Contest: A fun way to play an issues-focused game competitive, the TIC Nation Creation Contest involves ejecting the bottom ranking puppets in each daily World Census Report ranking until a winner can be crowned!
Advocating Defender Values in the Security Council: This will include an instructive essay/Q&A from the most prolific Security Council author in history Kuriko followed by a group effort to write and pass a WA Security Council Commendation for a prominent defender.
Defender Awards: A classic!
Don't want to use Discord but still want to participate in The Liberty Gala? Here are the events that are easy for you to participate in!
For your contribution to 10000 Islands, you will be rewarded with the Mango of the Isles WASP award, and are now eligible for our October Endorsement Drive rewards!
This message is a part of the 10000 Islands October Endorsement Drive. Help us reach 500 Delegate endorsements!
I revived my old account which was banned from here, if I recall correctly I jokingly flamed someone but either they didn’t know it was a joke or one of the mods didn’t and i don’t remember much from there other than I got banned. I also got a 3 day ban from The rmb from the NS mods and a warning for having “I swear she was 18” as a motto, I then for some ungodly reason set my motto as “fart”.
The only good thing from that account was that I actually organized my cards.
Welcome to XKI. Look around and get acquainted. Let me recommend some reading:
XKI Welcome Guide
Welcome to 10000 Islands! If you're new to the game, you're probably wondering what all of the site features are and how they work. You'll find that NationStates is a seemingly simple browser game with a rich community and a depth of features and game play developed by players over the course of almost 18 years. 10000 Islands is one of the oldest regions in the game, dating back to 2002, with a continuously operational defender military and active regional government.
This Dispatch includes a step-by-step guide to how to get started in NationStates and become involved in 10000 Islands. NationStates is fundamentally a social game played regularly over the course of a long time. Take a minute to read up and dive in, eventually you'll forge your own unique path and be able to customize a game experience you enjoy!
The first thing you'll want to do, if you haven't already, is to answer your issues. In NationStates, you function as the all-powerful leader of your nation and Issues are how you effect your government's policy and national statistics. Issues are the only way to effect these and you'll have to wait for more issues once you've answered them all. To learn more about issues, you can check out the 10000 Islands issue and stats lounge or this Issue answering FAQ.
While you wait to receive more issues, you should join the World Assembly (WA). Joining the WA requires that you input your email address on the settings page (know that your email will not be visible to other users and NationStates does not send you spam emails!). Joining the World Assembly is important because it grants you a say in developing international law through the General Assembly and preserving international peace through the Security Council. More importantly, joining the WA grants you citizenship in 10000 Islands, which allows you to participate in elections and run for office.
Once you've joined the World Assembly, be sure to endorse the World Assembly Delegate HumanSanity. Endorsing the Delegate gives the region more power in the World Assembly because the Delegate's vote is weighted so they receive an extra vote for each WA endorsement they have. You can also decide how the WA Delegate votes once you're registered on the forum by participating in WA voting polls.
After you've done that, you can get involved in our regional community by signing up for the regional forum. The forum is the main headquarters for our regional government, economy, cultural events, our defender military, and role-playing. A more comprehensive forum guide can be found here. When you sign up for the forum, it's important to follow the instructions in the first post of this thread so that an Account Masker can go through and confirm your account to give you access to appropriate areas of the forum.
The last thing to do is join our regional Discord server. Discord is a live chat platform that we use to hang out and get to know our region-mates a little better. Stop by to meet some new friends!
Once you've done these four things (answer Issues, join the WA, sign up on the forum, and introduce yourself on Discord), you're all set! From there, take your own path and discover what about 10000 Islands interests you. The rest of this Dispatch is an index of guides and resources for you to look at.
Guides and Set Up
Regional Government: 10000 Islands is governed according to the Constitution by the Chief Executive, a Council of Nine, and various executive government officials. Understanding the nuances of this system and why things are structured this way is important, and this guide serves to unpack all of that along with how you can get involved.
RMB Ettiquette and Guide: The Regional Message Board (or RMB) is the shared community space we have that is built into NationStates. If you'd prefer not to use off-site forums or chat apps, it'll be hard for you to get involved in regional government or parts of our culture, but you can access a healthy sliver of our community through talking to your neighbors on the RMB. However, this comes with rules and community guidelines outlined in this guide.
WA Guide: Learn more about the World Assembly here - what is the General Assembly and the Security Council? How does WA membership effect your nation? What regional programs does 10000 Islands have for engaging in the WA?
Join TITO!: The Ten thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO) is 10000 Islands' regional defender military - they help secure other regions' security when they're attacked by raider forces. Learn about what exactly TITO does and how to help here.
Houses and Generations Guide: Discover your lineage and place in XKI's family tree as well as make friends by exploring our House and Generation system in this guide. Compete in competitions with other Houses and more!
Entertainment and Activities Guide: Want more fun things to do? Look no further than this guide! Discover all the endless possibilities for fun here in the 10000 Islands and how to interact with them or learn more about creating your own fun.
10000 Islands Information Bureau: This is a forum-oriented guide with more information about the customs and traditions of 10000 Islands.
Welcome and Registration Thread: If you choose to join the 10000 Islands forum, post in this thread to get your account confirmed.
Terms & Abbreviations: Look up common NationStates slang and acronyms you find in this guide.
History of 10000 Islands and TITO: This guide contains a brief history of 10000 Islands and the Ten-thousand Islands Treaty Organization.
Ways to Make Money in 10000 Islands: This guide explains how to earn Tacos to enrich yourself in 10000 Islands' financial system.
Political Parties Information: Political parties are influential in 10000 Islands' electoral process. Learn more about the current parties and how the party system works in this guide.