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Cape of Good Hope RMB

WA Delegate: The Resurrected Ancient Ruins of WonGya (elected )

Founder: August

Last WA Update:

Board Poll Activity History Admin Rank

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 48th Most Nations: 84th
World Factbook Entry

Welcome to the Cape of Good Hope ~ Home of the Flying Dutchman

A quiet, laid-back community with no rules and no drama. Perfect for issue-players, World Assembly participants and creative roleplayers.


Information Centre Regional Map LinkDiscord Chat Embassies Good Hope Authority Military
Feel free to stop by and admire our rich flora, our vibrant wildlife and the iconic, beautiful, rocky and unspoiled ocean scenery.



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    Information Center [GH]

    BulletinPolicy by August . 1,627 reads.

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    Regional Map [CGH]

    BulletinPolicy by Azulakas . 488 reads.

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    Augustin Alliance [AA]

    BulletinPolicy by August . 4,549 reads.

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    Role-Play Ideas

    MetaGameplay by Prybourne . 746 reads.

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    RMB Highlights: Advice, Humor, RP, Notable Comms

    MetaReference by WonGya . 19 reads.

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Tags: Casual, Enormous, Founderless, Free Trade, Independent, Neutral, Role Player, and Surreal.

Regional Power: High

Cape of Good Hope contains 185 nations, the 84th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector in Cape of Good Hope

World Census analysts extensively tested concept muscle cars in empty parking lots in order to estimate which nations have the largest auto industries.

As a region, Cape of Good Hope is ranked 10,892nd in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Hinterlands of Augustin ProxyCompulsory Consumerist State“Laws are made to be broken”
2.The Kingdom of Nieuw HaarlemCapitalist Paradise“We Will Maintain”
3.The Republic of Clear RomaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Strength Through Freedom”
4.The Kingdom of YstresCorporate Bordello“Sacrifice For The Benefit Of The Nation ”
5.The Holy Empire of Holy bikini bottomCapitalist Paradise“I Wanna Die”
6.The Colony of New OrgosMoralistic Democracy“For every problem, there is always a solution”
7.The Constitutional Monarchy of Cory and TopangaAnarchy“Dream. Try. Do good.”
8.The Empire of Aquarian NationsNew York Times Democracy“Research for Improvemnt”
9.The Free Land of Thirteen UnionInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Hail the Thirteen UNION”
10.The Democratic Republic of Liquid CapitalismCivil Rights Lovefest“Socialism is gay, (but like, political freedom I guess)”
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Regional Poll • Which nation should host the first every Cape of Good Hope International Summit (CGHIS2020) Please take into consideration the below comments dispatched from the betting nations:

The Resurrected Ancient Ruins of WonGya wrote:Which nation should host the first every Cape of Good Hope International Summit (CGHIS2020)? Please refer to the poll announcement post on the RMB to see each betting nation's original comment when they submitted their bet as it will provide some context and reasoning why you may wish to vote for them.

Voting opened 3 days 6 hours ago and will close . Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

Last poll: “What should a united Cape of Good Hope currency be called?”

Regional Happenings

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Cape of Good Hope Regional Message Board

No one is ever really gone...

What is the use of trading cards? i apparently had 3 packs which i now opened but i have no idea what to do witht hem

Jamkamohr wrote:What is the use of trading cards? i apparently had 3 packs which i now opened but i have no idea what to do witht hem

Their added value supports your international artwork stat. If you have epic and legendary cards, they are valuable enough that you can auction them on the market and have a chance someone will pay higher than the junk value for them. You can also junk cards for their junk value in exchange for money you can use in the market to bid on and acquire cards which can increase or decrease in value.

Lastly, it may be just fun to have cards of other nations in the game, maybe an interesting way to discover other nations, as well as learn what qualifies some nations to be considered epic, vs some are just common.

New kenzo wrote:Hello Im new

hey! welcome to the cape

New kenzo wrote:Hello Im new

👋

Wow looks interesting

Hi fellow Hoplites! I wanted to bring to your attention a new dispatch that's been created and pinned to the regional page for your consideration.


Jamkamohr wrote:What is the use of trading cards? i apparently had 3 packs which i now opened but i have no idea what to do witht hem

WonGya wrote:Their added value supports your international artwork stat. If you have epic and legendary cards, they are valuable enough that you can auction them on the market and have a chance someone will pay higher than the junk value for them. You can also junk cards for their junk value in exchange for money you can use in the market to bid on and acquire cards which can increase or decrease in value.

Lastly, it may be just fun to have cards of other nations in the game, maybe an interesting way to discover other nations, as well as learn what qualifies some nations to be considered epic, vs some are just common.


Lutoxia wrote:'Ight, this one is more serious this time.

I'm looking forward to creating some backstory and information regarding my nation in my factbook. I'm considering creating a brand new region specifically to fit in these informations. Is it a good idea? And could I also get some tips about worldbuilding? I would highly appreciate your help, as well as opinions.

Azulakas wrote:For worldbuilding, one should start with generalizations. Do not get stuck in the details, they can come later and over time.

If you feel you have a good feel of the game, then I say it's not a bad idea to try and make your own region.


Jamkamohr wrote:My nation is very free and people are happy but the economy is in shambles. Anyone know how to fix this?

Slick River Canyon wrote:do issues and choose the options that involve freer markets or monetizing things

WonGya wrote:I can see you ve just started addressing issues. You can address up to 5 issues a day. Once you ve played actively for about 2 weeks, you will have addressed about 70 issues, at that point you will have some idea what ways of addressing issues have what kind of impact.

Issues that have economic impact are frequent so you will likely have made decisions on dozens of issues impacting economy by then.

Most sensible responses to issues improve the economy. To the extent imo where it's very hard not to improve your economy unless you don't address issues.

So basically, my opinion is, address issues and by the time you have addressed more than 50 issues (around 2wk to 4wks of active play), i would be very surprised if your economy isn't improved.


Lutoxia wrote:Another question I need to add - will anything in the factbook affect my gameplay? I know this might be a stupid question, but I think it would be cool if it did.

Jamkamohr wrote:No it doesnt sadly, other than getting a few banners for writing a few things in your factbook it doesn't affect the way your country functions, you can alter that mainly through issues


New Mojang wrote:anyone care to explain how this game works?

WonGya wrote:Looks like you addressed some issues, you've talked on this board. Per the welcome telegram you got, join the world assembly and endorse fellow WA nations and you have figured out 80% of this game. Oh, and vote in the regional poll.

The rest you will learn over time


Giglemesh wrote:Thanks! I am new to the game, so please be patient with me ;) What can I do as a new nation in the Cape to help out?

Monsone wrote:Endorse all WA members to prevent raiders from wreaking havoc is a good first step.


Giglemesh wrote:..., how do I know who else is a WA member?

WonGya wrote:Start with endorsing nations like Monsone who has already endorsed you. You will find other WA nations filling your nation up with endorsements as you start endorsing back.

The additional thing you can do is look at the regional ranking of nations with the most WA endorsements. The top 50 or so will be WA members and will have a WA logo by their names

Monsone wrote:You can either go check each nation manually, or just see who has endorsed you so far. But if the need arises, go to the main page of the region (not the RMB which is where you are right now). There it shows lists of nations for things like spirituality, cheerfulness, etc. There is a button that says next up and has an arrow next to it. You can click on that. Then scroll all the way till you see the option for WA Endorsements. Click there and then it will show hown many WA endorsements each country has. And you can go along the list and endorse all WA members.


Helmaphone wrote:How do I endorse people?

Sparanoda wrote:-Click on the nation, (e.g., Sparanoda).
-Scroll to bottom
-Click "Endorse [nation]"


Van Demons Land Tasmania wrote:I have role played on Maps in a few regions both on the board and via factbooks each region. They can be different!
I will ask the follow question if you know just telegram me if its easier .

* I There any main theme like the forest for example?
* The amount of the Maps population how is it work out?
* The year we Role Play in?
* Do we have a Army how is the size worked out?
* Do we create items to trade like gold for example?
* How do people role play here is it in open chat , Discord or both?
* Can our maps or land expand through like wars?
* can we be attacked and loose land.

These question will help me out greatly so I don't go to far in MAPS.

Azulakas wrote:I will try my best to answer these questions, as seeing there are multiple nations who are curious. I have only been on the staff for a short time, so if any of the other staff would like to chime in it would be greatly appreciated.

I There any main theme like the forest for example?
If you are asking about the theme of roleplays, we do have a link to RP ideas created by Prybourne. Though I believe it is up to what ever comes along your mind to make an rp, though just keep in mind of rules of the Cape in discussion.

The amount of the Maps population how is it work out?
I am not aware of any total population of the regional map, though feel free to do the math and add up all the population of the nations on the map.

The year we Role Play in?
I believe its up to the person who makes the rp, though at the moment it seems a modern day time or futuristic. (I believe different nations might use different calenders? New poll idea maybe, WonGya)

Do we have a Army how is the size worked out?
I don't think the region has a unified army, and it is up to the individual nations. You can make the stats up or base it off on the website stats.

Do we create items to trade like gold for example?
Yes, I believe, if you wish to trade with a nation like myself, you can look at my factbook/dispatch labeled Foreign Trade Under The PATFIN Acts and feel free to make your own dispatch/factbook with the same info

How do people role play here is it in open chat , Discord or both?
I am not sure about the discord, but here on the message board you can jump in on any rps that are happening or feel free to start your own rp.

Can our maps or land expand through like wars?
I don't believe so, from what I've seen as Cartographer. Though, I think that could change if our founder August and other staff wish to do so?

can we be attacked and loose land.
I don't see any reason why there wouldn't be an rp with a war between the nations of the Cape, but I again do not believe land on the map can be transferred or lost. Outside of roleplay, there really is no mechanics on war, other than invading other regions which the Cape does not do.


Monsone wrote:Alright, so besides the buerocratic formalities, it's time to live up to the Cape's reputation of being an RP region. Below is a list of RPs that could be done in region. If you like one particularly post a mesage in the RMB stating which is your preference. You can change your choice any time.

Some RP Ideas:

-Revolution or Civil War in [insert country name]. Unfortunatelly someone will need to play the nation being aflicted by the civil war. The goal of the RP is to either destroy the rebels or form a solution that ceases the civil war/revolution...after much bloodshed.

-International Disputes. One country doesn't like that another country posseses something that is very desirable. Solvable either diplomatically or with all out war. And yes, you can use other nations to pressure nations into "giving" you something.

-War. Need I say more? One country fights another for possibly good, or likely bad reasons.

-International Summit. Do you want more global prestige? Do you want to show off how powerful your nation is? Make a global summit and try to woo world leaders and their entourages into supporting the whole goal of the summit. Bur be careful. One small mistake and you might make a very powerful enemy.

-Diseases. I know Roxium has started a similar RP, but hey, the more diseases the more frustrated your scientists will get! Anyone can create the disease, just don't godmod it or else it becomes unenjoyable because your whole population is dead.

If you have any other suggestions, I will add them to to this list. For the suggestions, please do telegram me. But please post your answers to the list above in the RMB.


Randalla wrote:Ive been playing for about a week, I have some basic questions. First how is this game played effectively? I know how to do issues but are their other features of the game. Second how do I grow my population and economy? Third in what ways can I interact with other nations.

Monsone wrote:1. There is no "correct" way to play Nationstates. You play the game by answering issues which decide how your nation will progress. Or you can dissmiss the issues if you think there are no good answers that apply to you. Other than that, you can write factbooks if you decide not to use the in-game stats, or to just suplement the information already given. But besides factbooks, you can't really control your nation.

2. Your population grows with time. You begin a 5 million and it grows at different rates throughtout time without a way to cap it. As for your economy, it grows ith your population. However you can improve that growth by siding with buissnesses when answering issues, or siding with the anarchist/communist side if you want a slightly weaker economy with much higher employment.

3. To interact with othe nations, you can telegram them. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of the nation's page to the button where it says "Send Telegram to..." Alternatively, you can post on the forums where there is a whole variety of topics that you can participate in and interact with other nations over. But most commonly, you can just telegram other nations.

I hope that helps.


Sparanoda wrote:Does population grow exponentially?

Bearded Dragones wrote:Looks like it.


Figmentsmash wrote:I'm very new to the game. like 20 or so minutes into it. If someone could give me a quick briefing on how to play the game that would be appriciated.

Sparanoda wrote:Issues are where policy comes from. Every so often, your nation will be having a debate on something. You read the issue and decide how to deal with it. Your decision affects policy and the stats of your nation. You can also view ranks of different stats compared to the region and the world.
The World Assembly (WA) makes international law; any member nation can vote on proposed laws. These laws don't seem to affect nation stats, although I'm not sure. You can also endorse other nations if you are a WA member.
The Regional Message Board (RMB) is where all the RP happens along with other discussions and whatnot.

There is some more, but that is the basics.

Sparanoda wrote:Just don't forget to join the World Assembly! Many players forget that!

WonGya wrote:What Sparanoda said.

I think the one thing I wished I started doing earlier in the game was to not be afraid to dismiss issues, it may make it feel like you won't be able to advance things as quickly but it really helps avoid outcomes that may work against your intentions for your nation. If you stick with it, this game is long and progress will happen fastest if you make the right decisions and avoid bad ones. It's much slower and more painful to tackling all decisions then having to counter act unintended outcomes.


Pizzle tijerro wrote:So how can we take over other regions and make them our own?

Uno Oscuro wrote:You need to move to that region and become the WAD by getting the most WA endorsements. We are not a raiding region.


Pizzle tijerro wrote:Is there a way to get more issues?

Monsone wrote:They'll come in on their own (initialy about every 30 minutes) and will progressively grow more infrequent as your population grows. But no, there is no way for you, the user to get more issues without waiting. In the meantime, feel free to check out the forums, or just chat/roleplay on the regional message board.


Creil spela wrote:How do you take over a region?
I wanna take over a smaller region and make it part of this.

Uno Oscuro wrote:You can't amalgamate two regions together. If you want to take over a region, you need to have more endorsements than the delegate in the region you want to take over.


Ireland-wales wrote:What's there to do?

Uno Oscuro wrote:If you check out the Information Centre on the main page of the region, it will give an idea of everything you can do in the game. If you need any clarification, feel free to ask.


Lawithon wrote:Hey everyone I'm new here and I was wondering what do we do here

Monsone wrote:Well, everything from a roleplay (a.k.a RP) where you can use your country in a whole multitude of ways, to just general discussions and chatter.


Uno Oscuro wrote:How is this region about cross endorsing? I'd like a chance at gaining influence and maybe one day being the WAD.

Peloponneseia wrote:Hey there! This region is pretty laid back, but I am sure that if you do your best to endorse other nations, they will endorse you back.


Nymphaea wrote:Hello! I am a newly founded nation, just here to introduce myself. If anyone has any pointers or advice for getting started (besides the regular introductory telegraph) please share, thanks! 💙🐬

Monsone wrote:Read every issue thoroughly. It will save you from banning the Internet...its a long story...

Azulakas wrote:Welcome, welcome.
As Monsone said, read every issue thoroughly. Each has unexpected consequences and benefits. Choose as you please though. Any errors you have can be remedied later when the issue pops up again. For more detailed information and statistics of your nation, you can write what ever you please in your factbooks and dispatches.



Pogzdan wrote:Rip in Peace our Beloved Leader August.

F.

WonGya wrote:No one is ever really gone...


New Cabo Azul wrote:My nation shall be the first to join the [insert currency here]zone.

WonGya wrote:The way you phrased that, i now wish i made 'danger' an option.


Helmaphone wrote:Thank you

WonGya wrote:No, thank you.

Haradri wrote:No no no, thank you!

WonGya wrote:Ladies and gentlemen.... we have a thank off.


The Belitanii tribes wrote:is human sacrifice illegal?

WonGya wrote:Yes, if you sacrifice a human, the ref will give you a purple card for illegal move. But if you then sacrifice that purple card, the ref will give you back that human.

Sparanoda wrote:What if you sacrifice the ref?

Bearded Dragones wrote:Then the human will give you back the purple card?

Sparanoda wrote:What if you sacrifice the human, the ref, and the purple card simultaneously?

Bearded Dragones wrote:That would imply that you ever have more than two in your possession at once. Since you have to sacrifice one of the others to get back the one that has been sacrificed, that's impossible.

Sparanoda wrote:Sacrifice a human to get the purple card. Kidnap the ref. Then just get a different human and sacrifice all three.

Bearded Dragones wrote:Congratulations, you've awoken one of the great powers of darkness. Which one? We have no idea. What does it want? We also have no idea. But it's awake.

Also you can't get your ref, your purple card, or your human(s) back. Sorry, them's the rules.


United soviet people of socalism wrote:my people can eat there sickles and hammers in peace

Uno Oscuro wrote:Why do your people want to eat their hammers and sickles?

United soviet people of socalism wrote:they just like to eat hammer pies and sickle kebabs it is the natinal animal and we had to many

got to make sure they know what farming and coal minging is wht beter why to do that then by eating sickle and hammer


Forwardplus wrote:What's up guys so endorsement for endorsement?

WonGya wrote:I endorse nations giving endorsements to others who endorse back with their own endorsements, creating an endorsement loop where nations are mutually endorse endorsements of each other with endorsements. So endorse away endorsement question asking nation who is seeking endorsements.

Okay im done....

.endorsements.


Antarcticuss wrote:Hello there

Vesspucci wrote:General kenobi



With RPs, I try to identify the start of near the start of a new RP as RP posts can go months and pages after. So the idea is if you can see the initial post, you can follow along by reading the posts after. Just a tip, to see the original post, click on the small square on the top right of each quoted post, then click on the context on the bottom of the page to see other posts before and after for the continuation of that RP.

Roxium wrote:A combination of rumors and intel about a possible civil war in Kollumbia has put an already weary Roxium Federation on edge. As a precaution, several high-profile Roxium United Armed Force fleets from multiple divisions have been called in. This includes the Azeroth Division's Vindication, 2nd Kul'Tiras, and Iron Hammer fleets, the Alrest Division 82nd Argentum fleet, and Roxia Secunda Division 4th Omashu fleet. The fleets are expected to warp in near a number of Kollumbian territories to help monitor the situation. The Vindication Fleet has been assigned to the Cape of Good Hope, and is expected to exit hyperwarp in lunar orbit tomorrow evening. There were plans to call in the Chinaria Division 8th Temutai Fleet, but were scrapped due to said fleet being sent to the fringes of Galactic Union space some 1 billion lightyears away on a classified mission.

In Transmu-CA2-Perim news, the sources of the CA2-Perim-Hono outbreak were found and quarantined. Transmu-CA2-Perim-Hono was traced back to a food plant in Misochong Ward, Lin-Chongsui Memorial Park in Kojiyenu Ward, the Higashi Ave exit of Honojiwa Station in Riojuku Ward, Hatsunara PA (Parking Area) in Hatsunara Ward, and Hongsu Market Street in Chingsoborro Ward.


Azulakas wrote:The year we Role Play in?


Transmu-CA2-Perim

Roxium wrote:Honojiwa, Gyotama/Zinnitaigo Counties, Jigoyama Province, Zulu Prefecture, Roxium Federation Cape of Good Hope Territory

Honojiwa is a small city located towards the middle of the Roxium/Bearded Dragones border. Recently the city has been the site of a strange phenomena that's randomly transforming its residents into different alien races that have been identified as being indigenous to a planet in solar system Cothica-Alpha 2 called Perim. At the moment this "disease" as the Roxium Pandemic Response and Control Center calls it, has so far remained isolated to Honojiwa and its immediate surroundings. As a precaution, all magrail services to Honojiwa has been suspended. Due to Honojiwa's location on the Roxium/Bearded Dragones border, all border crossings for both Gyotama and Zinnitaigo Counties have been closed.


Piezilla

Bearded Dragones wrote:Welcome back! *dumps 100 pounds of coffee cream pie on your capitol in celebration*


Roxium wrote:(We've gone a week with no RMB activity! Time for some filler)

Any nations listening to the airwaves may have noticed the sudden appearance of a new radio source broadcasting from The Roxium Federation Cape of Good Hope Territory Zulu Prefecture: a radio station called Radio Otaku. The very first thing said radio station plays is the third opening song from The Avatar Chronicles: Aang. The song starts off with a melancholic vibe using traditional Chinese instruments before instilling a feeling of hope as it evolves into an epic mixture of traditional Chinese and modern rock music with classic orchestral instruments thrown in for good measure. The song is sung primarily in Pogashanese, a traditional Roxium language best described as a mixture of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. The song also has some English in it. The name of the song is Ta-Persova, Hope for the Future!, by a Roxium band called Rosunda JAMMA.



DDR War Cont.
Monsone wrote:And so, the RP begins.

Fall colors spread across Cape of Good Hope. It was a time to prepare for winter. Yet, in the northern reaches of Monsone, trouble was brewing.
For nearly two hundered years, the small province of Sarskreik had been a mainly agricultural region known for being pircturesque and remote. But, it was all to change.
One night, in the city of Sarkreik, when the streets were devoid of activity, and the streetlights cast erie glows, a loud boom was heard; a boom like no other. It ripped the air in half and then, a explosion of light. As if the sun had risen. The sky was iluminated by shades of white, yellow, purple, blue, red, and pink.
The citizens of Sarkreik rushed out to see the comotion, only to see their sky glowing in the night. Then, as misteriously as it had come, it dissapeared.

Ministry of the Interior-Serversvik-Next Day

Minister of the Interior, James Koftk sat silent as the report was given. His mouth was dry and being roused mere minutes after the event didn't help. As the oral reading of the report came to an end, James walked out of the room.
On his way out, James was tapped on his shoulder. Pivotting to see who had done it, James came face to face with the Minister of Defense, Adriana Galegikask. She had a stern look on her face, and just like James, she was exteremely tired.

"What do you think cause it?" Adriana asked shrilly.

"I don't know." James replied as he rubbed his face, attempting to stay awake. "All we know is that we've lost contact with the town of Santk Jamesh. " He added on.

"Well the MoD (Ministry of Defense) is formulating ideas ranging from conspiracy theories involving aliens and radiation to a plane crash." Adriana replied.

"Lets talk it over coffee." James stated as Adriana nodded in aproval and they walked away.

Santk Jamesh-Same Day

A woman, no older than 23 and about 5'4 looked around. Smouldering remains and smoke filled the vista, obscuring the beautifull views of the Techraij Mountains. She nodded as she continued to survey her suroundings. The Commander would be proud.

Then, another woman, similar in age, but of a height of 5'3 popped out of a small metalic pod that was smouldering. She looked tired, and a bit uptight. In hand was a small orb with swirling smoke inside. Upon tapping it twice, a pre recorded message began.

"The fleet wil arive in three months. In that time, learn all you can about this region. The intel will be crucial. All means of gaining intel are allowed, but if the governments of the region find out, we are doomed. If you fail, both of you will be fed to the hellhounds."

The message ended. Both women nodded at eachother. Little to their knowlege, a singe security camera had survived the blast, and had recorded said message.

Ministry of Defense-Seversvik-Same Day-Five Hours Later

All the ministers were exhausted. Having been awoken at 1:30 in the morning. Criticaly, most of the minister were concerned. The PM was rumored to be angry, and this could be bad, very bad.

Just then, Albert Pryesmaan (the PM), clearly invigorated by several espressos marched in with an odd smile on his face.

"Well, since you all heard the recording, you know what I will say. Plan, prepare, and notify the Cape of Good Hope nations. We've survived other space invasions, often worse. I'm certain we can survive this." Albert Pryesmaan stated, clearly not worried, but excited by the prospect of intergalactic war.

At 18:30 Seversvik time, all Monsonian embassies in Cape of Good Hope recieved the details regarding the incident and the protocol. Buy 00:00 hours, all nations had been notified.

(Feel free to add your nation's response and if you want, give feed back, just via Telegram please).


DDR War

Roxium wrote:Space Radar, Gensoky0.

"I was sent here by Commander Lejong of the Roxium United Armed Force Cape of Good Hope Division to retrieve the data box from the dropship you found." replies Tasek.

Somewhere in orbit not far from The porsche islands.

Due to the New Sozin Order crisis and possible Elysium attack above Birmingham, Kollumbia, the Roxium United Armed Force has expanded its orbital patrols to encompass nearly the entire Cape of Good Hope. This includes a route that passes close to The porsche islands at an average altitude of 300 miles above the Earth's surface. During one of these patrols, something happens. (Start of the New Sozin Order RP, near the bottom of the page.)

R.U.A.F Cape of Good Hope Division 97th Ko-Lhou Fleet, 301 miles above The porsche islands territorial waters.

"Sector scan complete. No unusual signatures detected."

"Okay. Proceed to the final sector, then rendezvous with the Alrest Division 82nd Argentum Fleet and wait for further orders."

The Cape of Good Hope Division 97th Ko-Lhou Fleet is a small recon and patrol fleet consisting of mostly lightly to moderately armed battle cruisers and battle corvettes with a single Fuji-class Sub-Capital ship as the leader. The bulk of the battle corvettes are Galileo-class with the occasional Orion-class thrown in for heavy support fire, while the battle cruisers consists entirely of Nimbus and Yokai-class ships.
Aboard the Fuji-class Sub-Capital ship, the crew are going about their normal duties, such as general internal maintenance, keeping the ship from drifting off course, and making sure no hostile alien factions get anywhere near the Earth's surface. "Again, why are we stuck here instead of fighting the New Sozin Order?" asks a bored crew member. The captain, a veteran of the First Universal War, says "The Roxium Federation can't focus all its efforts on a single threat, especially when there's bigger threats out there such as War'Shara or the Radika, as doing so would leave us open to attack. They're also not taking any chances because the Radika has just recently launched another attack on the Trigon Defense Line." Just than, an alarm goes off. "We've just detected a warp signature!" yells a female crew member. "Are you able to identify it?" asks the captain. "Already on it!"



WonGya wrote:SUMMARY REPORT FROM OUR LATEST POLL page=poll/p=160042
Out of curiosity, please give your feedback, do you guys actually like these summaries, let me know if you don't.

Hoplites! Based on your participation in what should a united Cape of Good Hope currency be called, here are the highlights:

  • 30 nations participated in this poll, which makes it among the highest participated polls in recent history

  • Unfortunately, the majority of nations (53%) voted that the whole idea was a bad one and that the cape shouldn't unite into a single currency. The message has been heard loud and clear but the outcome was also a bit unexpected as I only intended the poll to be hypothetical, 'If' all of the regions united into an EU like region with a unified currency, what should be the currency be called? (i.e. in the EU they use euros). Nonetheless, this option was for anyone who had strong feelings against such an idea and indeed many nations did!

  • In terms of people who did enjoy the idea, the option 'Golden Seashells' (proposed by Sparanoda) being a very Cape of Good Hope themed currency name, was the most popular option with 30% of the votes.

  • Second most popular choice was Capos, which I just randomly came up got the remaining 17% of all votes.

  • Surprisingly 'Hopes' did not receive any votes even though it was proposed as a name by several in the pre-poll. And 'Goods' also received no votes, probably for obvious reasons.

Thanks again for this poll topic and everyone who participated! If you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.

Our next poll will be to determine the hosting nation for CGHIS2020 RP (Cape of Good Hope International Summit 2020) and, And as always, I'll put up the next regional poll soon.....


WonGya wrote:SUMMARY REPORT FROM OUR LATEST POLL page=poll/p=159706

Hoplites! Based on your participation of what our next poll should be, here are the highlights:

  • 15 nation participated in this poll, resuming to the participation levels of the polls before this last one

  • It would seem the region really enjoys naming things as 40% of votes were for the next poll to be about if our region united into an EU like region with a unified currency, what should be the currency be called.

  • A poll to determine the hosting nation for CGHIS2020 RP (Cape of Good Hope International Summit 2020) did initially lag behind in second place all the way until to the last day of the poll when it got 1 more vote to tie with the just mentioned topic at 6 votes (40%)

  • If some of you may have recalled, Azulakas did propose a poll for what time period would you prefer RPs to take place?, and 20% of voters did want to see that poll come to pass.

  • No one wanted to have a 3rd round of the nation/people of the region shorthand as the next poll. So we'll save it until there's interest from more Hoplites

  • It sounds like no one wanted more polls about polls and how polls can be better polls so I'm guessing also no more polls about what poll topic should be the next poll because that's just too much poll on poll action....... polls.

Thanks again for this poll topic and everyone who participated! If you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.

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This poll actually establishes what our next 3 polls are going to be (assuming we don't change it), happening based on best-performing topics on this poll:

Next Poll (late June) - if our region united into an EU like region with a unified currency, what should be the currency be called (as it was the winner most of the poll term)
Poll After (early July) - poll to determine the hosting nation for CGHIS2020 RP (Cape of Good Hope International Summit 2020). Monsone, can you remind me of the candidates? Or if you wish to lobby for more candidates?
Mid-July Poll - what time period would you prefer RPs to take place?
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And as always, I'll put up the next regional poll soon.....


WonGya wrote:SUMMARY REPORT FROM OUR LATEST POLL page=poll/p=159376 (2nd round of the initial poll: page=poll/p=158146)

Hoplites! Based on the second round of what a short-hand for this region's people and nations should be, here are the highlights:

  • 19 nation participated in this poll, 46% increase in participation from the last poll topic AND 3 more participants than the initial round of this poll topic. Great job guys!

  • In a surprise result, initially 3rd placed Hoplites from the first poll emerged as a winner with 37% (7/19) of the votes! Dethroning initial winner Capers! Hoplites was the top choice for newer nations

  • Capers, the winner of the first round received 5 votes (26%) of votes put it in 3rd place, behind...

  • Good Hopers which was only 1 vote behind the top spot with 6 votes (32%). This will be the second time Good Capers placed 2nd. Good Capers was the top choice among nations with 5 billion+ citizens and very high influence

  • Solid choice CGH-ers which was tied 3rd place in the previous round slides to 4th place this round with 5% of the votes

Thanks again for this poll topic and everyone who participated! If you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.

And as always, I'll put up the next regional poll soon..... (As soon as all candidates submissions for CGHIS2020 are made. Tx Monsone for coordinating)


WonGya wrote:SUMMARY REPORT FROM OUR LATEST POLL page=poll/p=159000

Hello fellow Capers! Based on the results of our poll about what kind of RP each of you would like to see / take part in, here are the highlights:

  • 13 nation participated in this poll, a bit lower in participation this time

  • 62% (8/13) were interested in hosting an international summit. Perhaps also not surprisingly, the overwhelming choice of WA member nations. I recommend any nation to announce one as the next RP, I think that could be interesting

  • 23% (3/13) were interested in participating in some kind of civil war, either as part of other nations or their own. Perhaps in support, or opposition to rebels.

  • Surprisingly, international warfare and disease each only got 1 vote. Perhaps because we recently had a disease RP and has done war in the past

Thanks to again for Monsone for this poll topic! As nations like Monsone, Deuschmailt, Sparanoda, Uno Oscuro and Siknobyrat has done recently, if you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.

And as always, I'll put up the next regional poll soon.....



WonGya wrote:SUMMARY REPORT FROM OUR LASTEST POLL page=poll/p=158146

Hello fellow Capers! Based on the results of our poll about what should be a short-hand / name of convenience for this region's people and nations, here are the highlights:

  • 16 nations participated in this poll, with the winner being CAPERS! With 5 votes (31%) making it the most selected option

  • Good Hopers came in 2nd with 4 (25%) of votes

  • 3rd Place was a tie with 3 votes (19%) each between Hoplites and CGH-ers

  • Hopefuls did receive 1 vote (6%) with no other options receiving any votes

  • CGH-ers was the top choice for WA member nations with all 3 of it's votes from WA members

  • Good Hopers was the top choice for new nations with all it's votes from nations with less than 1 billion population

Thanks to Siknobyrat for this poll topic! As nations like Sparanoda, Uno Oscuro and Siknobyrat has done recently, if you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.

As suggested, we may take the top 4 choices from this poll and run it again in a future poll to see how nations vote with less choices.

And as always, I'll put up the next regional poll soon.....


WonGya wrote:SUMMARY REPORT FROM OUR LASTEST POLL

Based on the results of our poll about what kind of topics would nations like to contribute to / see more of as either regional polls, or on RMB, here are the highlights of the findings as of 12 hours before all voting is closed:

  • 19 nations participated in this poll, 1 higher than the last poll. Only 3/19 (16%) participating nations were established veterans of the region, all others were relatively new. The all-time record of participants for a poll in recent history was 37 nations

  • The majority of nations (53%) wanted to contribute to / see more RP. Since that's the case, I would encourage any and all nations to take the opportunity to start new RPs in the RMB. Such as Roxium had recently. Don't be shy

  • Many nations also wanted to see and participate in more humour, banter and jokes in the RMB. As a matter of fact, it was the second most voted for response at 42% of votes. So here's your dad joke of the day: Why dont scientists trust atoms? ...........................because they make up everything!

  • There was one nation who wanted to see more national or regional dispatches, which I thought was interesting

  • This surprised me but there was no one who was interested in discussing gameplay or IRL stuff on here. And no suggestions for other things people wanted to see more of

As nations like Sparanoda, Uno Oscuro and Siknobyrat has done recently, if you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.

As always, I'll put up the next regional poll..... suggested by Siknobyrat soon.....


WonGya wrote:SUMMARY REPORT FROM OUR LASTEST POLL

Based on the results of our poll about if the letter 'x' is deserving of being a letter, here are the highlights of the findings:

  • 18 nations participated in this poll which is fairly good. 14/18 (78%) participating nations were relatively new. The all-time record (from polls when I started polls) so far was the last poll at 37 nations

  • At 7 votes each, there is an equal amount of nations that believe we should be rid of x as there were who thought x should be given a fair shot. Those 2 responses were the most popular, representing 78% of votes

  • WA member nations were most likely to select giving x a shot, but not by a large margin

  • 3 nations were DMX fans and/or wants X to give it to them, but.... somehow aren't DMX fans

  • 1 nation wanted to be rid of another letter than x, but did not specify on the RMB what letter that would be for them

Thank you to Sparanoda for this poll's topic!

As nations like Sparanoda and Uno Oscuro has done in the past, if you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.

As always, I'll put up the next regional poll..... soon.....


WonGya wrote:**** summary report from our latest poll ******

Based on the results of our poll about how many stars does everyone think there are, here are the highlights of the findings:

1) There was a record turnout for this latest poll, with 37 participating nations! 31 of which (84%) were relatively new nations of the Cape of Good Hope
2) The answer with the most votes (49%) was approx. 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. A popular internet source does estimate that there could be approx 2 x 10^23 stars in the universe... so good job voters of this answer. For reference, there is an approx. one hundred billion stars in the milky way, our own galaxy amount billions in the universe
3 ) The second most voted for answer (27%) was that that there are as many stars as there are dreams in the astroplane, which was a surprise to me cuz, I was probably high when I came up with that option. So way to go fellow LSD using nations
4) 5 nations thought they were the only star but let's face it, there can't be 5 stars, there can be only one. So these 5 nations must settle this....highlander style to earn the damn love they so damn think they damn deserve
5) 3 nations hated the available answer options and 2 provided their reasons on the RMB and are below.

.....followed by a very long explainationAnd thank you Tulowitzki for the topic.

As Sparanoda has asked, if you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll. Sparanoda, if you have any additional information about the poll, like answer options, description, etc feel free to telegram them to me... or RMB too if you like, doesn't matter to me. I'll put that up as the next regional poll..... soon.....


WonGya wrote:**** summary report from our latest poll ******

Based on the results of our poll about if Trump should enact martial law, here are the highlights of the findings:

1) Most people who participated in the poll, 69% (hehe), did NOT feel martial law should be enacted
2) There was 31% support for some form of martial law, evenly split between only for essential workers and a straight Yes.
3) Voters of Yes were newer, none WA member nations while other options were fairly split between veteran WA nations and newer nations

Thank you Shaltopia, Bearded Dragones, Kollumbia, Monsone, Peloponneseia, Sparanoda, Ash nations, Kamanaquachako, Azulakas, Uno Oscuro, Kry blotter and Stchoszy for your participation!

And thank you Uno Oscuro for the topic. If you have a poll idea please post it on here at the RMB or telegram me as it's almost assured to be made into an official poll.


WonGya wrote:**** summary report from our latest poll ******

Based on the results of our poll about which candidates participating members of the region voted for in the last election here are the highlights of the findings:

1) Most people who participated in the poll were confused by the poll and had no idea who the candidates are
2) There was support for Valentine Z from the region from poll participants
3) There was also support for Kuriko among poll participants who as you all know has gone on to become our new WA Secretary-General
4) There was no support for any of the other final round candidates amoung poll participants

Thank you all for your participation and post/link for a new poll will be coming onto the RMB.....soon



WonGya wrote:Hi fellow Hoplites! I wanted to bring to your attention a new dispatch that's been created and pinned to the regional page for your consideration.

page=dispatch/id=1401487

We have a lot of fun on the RMB and sometimes there are posts which are noteworthy which I feel may be useful for others in the future, provide an example of how we go about certain things, or just fun and interesting posts. So the purpose of this is to capture some of those things in a way that's usable for reference.

Whether it's new nations asking questions which we often have the same answers to, cool RP that we've had over the years, notable formal communications or humor, I've tried and intend to continue to maintain this dispatch to record these things (using my best judgement on what I consider worth capturing). I would love to get help to maintain something like this, but as dispatches can't be edited by multiple nations, the responsibility falls on me to continue (or not) in maintaining such a dispatch.

I would love it if you can take a moment to take a look, give it an upvote if you like it, and let me know your thoughts here on the RMB or via telegram. Cheers!


WonGya wrote:IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE RECENT CHANGE IN REGION DELEGATE

Some of you may have noticed that due to some movement in endorsements recently, the role of regional delegate has recently be moved from Bearded Dragones to WonGya (myself).

Bearded Dragones has exchanged telegrams with me and was incredibly great in giving me his support for regional delegate and I have decided that I will try to serve the best I can in this role as it's afforded to me currently.

The privilege to serve in this position is only possible by your endorsements so if you would prefer that Bearded Dragones continue to be the region's delegate, I completely understand and you can express your desire either on here, to me directly via telegram, or indirectly by withdrawing your endorsement of me. Regardless I will happily support Bearded Dragones as the region's delegate.

However, if you are willing to give me a chance, you have my thanks. I am not looking to enact any changes currently and am still trying to figure out the nature of the role. As of immediately, Bearded Dragones has been appointed the role of Vice-Delegate and be given all of the powers I can give an officer at this early point as a delegate. There will be no changes what so ever while I figure out my new responsibilities on the WA and to get my bearings.

At this time, there is to be no changes in how things are in the region. Moving forward, I may bring forth some ideas to get people's feedback, no differently than if I was not an officer or the delegate. And based on feedback, it may lead to changes that are desired.

I ask that at this moment, if you have endorsed me, and are willing to continue to support me, to please keep your endorsement of WonGya. Thank you for your support. And for those nations who are WA members but have not endorsed me, please to endorse WonGya for now, so that there is some level of stability while I figure out this role. If at any point you no longer feel that is deserved, you can certainly withdraw your endorsement at your leisure.

That's all for now. Thank you


Uno Oscuro wrote:Attention to all members of the Cape

As of today, I am your new Recruitment Officer.

Rather than bothering you with a regional telegram, I want to provide this information on the RMB in an informal and friendly environment.

As a recruiter for the region, I have recruited over 100 new members since the last week of April.

In my time as a recruiter, I have come across some criticism from new nations as to why they chose another nation. Luckily, I have been able to steer some of them to other AA nations as a last alternative to joining us.

One of the number one complaints I've received is the lack of cross endorsement from WA members in our region. The worries of these nations is that the lack of endorsements and influence makes us an easier targets for invader regions.

Although it is not mandatory, I hope to see more cross endorsements to make our region more appealing to new nations.

If you have any questions for me or interested in helping with recruiting, feel free to ask here, send me a telegram or message me on Discord.


Bearded Dragones wrote:If I may have the attention of all of our World Assembly member nations...

The election for the World Assembly Secretary-General is currently taking place. The Cape is a place of free will -- I won't tell you who to vote for. But I do ask that you vote.

Representation is important, and it's up to each of us to do our civic duty, electing someone we feel is qualified for the office. The election is held in three Minor Rounds, and then the General Election, each lasting a day. While I recognize that familiarizing yourselves with all of the candidates is incredibly time-consuming (honestly, I haven't read them all either), I'd appreciate if you would read through a few campaigns and vote in at least one of the rounds, as your schedule allows.

Thank you for your time,

Your neighbor and Delegate,

BD




Posts captured from RMB pages 315-354
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We have a lot of fun on the RMB and sometimes there are posts which are noteworthy which I feel may be useful for others in the future, provide an example of how we go about certain things, or just fun and interesting posts. So the purpose of this is to capture some of those things in a way that's usable for reference.

Whether it's new nations asking questions which we often have the same answers to, cool RP that we've had over the years, notable formal communications or humour, I've tried and intend to continue to maintain this dispatch to record these things (using my best judgement on what I consider worth capturing). I obviously don't have time to go over 350+ pages of RMB posts but I did go as far back as page 315, I would love to get help to maintain something like this, but as dispatches can't be edited by multiple nations, the responsibility falls on me to continue (or not) in maintaining such a dispatch.

I would love it if you can take a moment to take a look, give it an upvote if you like it, and let me know your thoughts here on the RMB or via telegram. Cheers!

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PS: Stay tuned as more announcements are planned. Such as more regional dispatch changes, officer opportunities, ideas which I'll be seeking feedback for improving nation co-endorsements and recognition of gameplay excellence in the region.

Meraai wrote:Wow looks interesting

You know what's interesting? You are! haHA!

Wait, what happened to August?

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