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Post self-deleted by The Filippinas.

Post self-deleted by Franchestolia.

The rest of the Forest government can feel free to unsuppress anything I have suppressed. I’m honestly unsure whether this counts as spam or simply two non-Forestians who are unaware of our RMB norms and manners. There is a significant amount of double-posting though.

I would ask that we refrain from roleplaying child torture in general, though.

Autonomous Cleaner Bot Cleaners wrote:**shows off new flag, recommended by Luna Amore**

Wait, is that a duster, or a toilet wand?

I don't do toilets. >:|

Hoho! looks fancy and happy, just this duster that is positioned in a very interesting way ... clever position.

No more afraid of you, I can love you now, we can live together in harmony.

Mount Seymour wrote:The rest of the Forest government can feel free to unsuppress anything I have suppressed. I’m honestly unsure whether this counts as spam or simply two non-Forestians who are unaware of our RMB norms and manners. There is a significant amount of double-posting though.

I would ask that we refrain from roleplaying child torture in general, though.

I concur!

The Filippinas wrote:*peeks* >.>
Waaaaaht?

Tempting... but did not have time to sign the contract. $_$

Turbeaux wrote:I concur!

I'm following! if you concur! I concur! everybody should concur!, i like I concur! hug me! (I just like the word concur, would you believe it's the first time I see in english?)

Franchestolia wrote:I was banned from Sonindia for reasons I don't know, he says "I say asked for it" even though I said to ban me from the Sonindian Parliament, and that ban was 2 minutes after the 1st one. And I made a (now defunct) mercenary region (where we would theoretically get paid to raid different regions), which probably got me banned from Sonindia now that I think of it.

So, yeah, that's my story, if you want to ask Nagatar Karumuttu Chettiar, go ahead.

bad boy, damn boy, if you'll excuse me, I found your story too short, raiding I do not think it's a good word, I did a search at

Lesson 1: Introduction to Raiding

What is Raiding?

Raiding is when a group of people work together to take over a region by joining the World Assembly and moving into the region before it updates. One of them then takes the position of WA Delegate, and can do either of two things:

1. "Tag" the region and leave by:
  • Customising the World Factbook Entry (WFE)

  • Changing the regional flag

  • Controlling the proposition, construction and closure of embassies

  • Suppressing as many posts as one likes on the Regional Message Board (RMB)

2. Occupy the region for an extended period of time; potentially destroying it
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How to Raid?

Step 1: Join the World Assembly
  1. Click the "World Assembly" link in the sidebar

  2. Click the "Apply to Join" button to be sent an invitation email

  3. Click the link in the email to join the World Assembly

Step 2: Endorse the point nation

Step 3: Move to the targeted region

Step 4: Gain delegacy of the targeted region
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Benefits of Raiding

Contrary to what many others might say, there are indeed benefits to raiding, and more than one might imagine or even acknowledge. Below is a list that is in no way exhaustive:
  • The joy of working together with friends and as a team

  • Occupying territory in the form of a region

  • Paving the way to refounding the region

  • Testing reflexes in fast-paced switching

  • Kicking others out of the region

Lesson 2: Occupations

Introduction

Occupations are one of the most basic raids and – strangely enough – one of the most commonly-practised. They involve securing the delegacy of a region and holding it for a period of time, often with the intention to refound the region.
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Goals

  • Occupying and releasing
  • Recruitment
  • Refounding
  • Publicity

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How to Occupy?

As a reinforcement:
  • There isn't much to do other than to endorse the point and wait.
  • However, when there is an update on, one is free to leave for the update, as long as one re-endorses the point after the update.

As the point:
  • The point must be on the lookout during the Major and Minor updates for defenders attempting to liberate the occupied region.
  • When defenders enter the region in order to liberate an occupation, the point must banject every one of them as soon as they enter the region.

Lesson 3: Update Raiding

Introduction

Update raiding is always done during the updates, and allows you to use and re-use multiple puppets throughout the update, allowing for multiple regions to be raided in a single update. It is the most well-known, but least-practised form of raiding. It is often called "tag raiding".
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Tag Raiding

  • DO NOT JOIN THE WORLD ASSEMBLY WITH MORE THAN ONE NATION
  • Move all switcher puppets to Nugut before the update starts. Nugut is a region that updates very late and thus, is used to stage all tag raids.
  • Communication for all tag raids is via Skype. Read this handy guide for more information.
  • Switcher puppets can be personalised, or randomly generated.
  • You can now apply the World Assembly (WA) at any time.

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Updates

To lead a raid, you need to know about the updates. The updates are when all the Issues for nations are processed, and when the endorsement counts for delegates are updated. Each region updates at a different time over the duration of the updates. Each update lasts approximately an hour in total.
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There are two updates each day:

Lesson 4: Stealth Raiding

Introduction

As the name implies, stealth raiding is infiltration, and done by the spies of NationStates. Often, it involves getting close to natives, only to stab them in the back. Other times, it involves rising through the ranks of another Gameplay region or organisation.
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Creating a "Clean" Puppet

You need a puppet to infiltrate a region. Thinking of using a puppet you last used to raid a region? No. You need a new puppet never used for raiding before: a "clean puppet" to be exact. Never use a "dirty" puppet for infiltration.
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I. Make the puppet look genuine. Pretend that this is your very first nation. This means:

  • No references to any part of NationStates or Gameplay
  • No default options

II. Answer your Issues regularly. This means:

  • It's not necessary to answer them every time you get them. Answering Issues once every two days is the barest minimum.
  • A puppet not answering Issues looks suspicious enough. A puppet not answering Issues but remaining active looks extremely suspicious

III. "My main nation is Gest. Therefore, my puppet will be named Kommandant Von Gest!" — How NOT to name a puppet
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Insertion into the Target

Step 1: Allow your puppet to receive some recruitment telegrams. Then move your puppet to one of the regions that sent that telegram.
  • Do NOT move your puppet to any raider or imperialist regions
  • Stay in the region you moved to for a few days at least
  • Continue to answer Issues

Step 2: Move your puppet into the target region.
  • Do NOT communicate with the natives
  • Continue to answer Issues

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Joining the World Assembly (WA)

It is advised to wait before applying to the WA. The WA is not well-known to new users, and it is very unlikely for them to want to join it. Do not apply to the WA with your puppet straight away, but do not apply too soon before the raid, either. Do not join immediately upon receiving the WA invitation in your emails. Your puppet should be in the WA a minimum of several hours before the raid is about to take place.
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Lesson 5: Choose Your Target

Finding a Target

When choosing a region to raid, look at its size, activity, whether it's an ally or an enemy, as well as how many endorsements the delegate has. Nations in regions gain Influence. Influence is needed to kick others out of a region. Influence is gained through residing in a region, logging in regularly and having more endorsements.
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Founderless Regions

Some regions – whether they were created before the advent of founders, or through loss – have no founder. These are the only regions that can be occupied. A list of Founderless regions can be found here.
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Calculating Update Times

To find when a target updates, DEN has a variety of tools to calculate the approximate times. Through promotions, you can gain access to them. For now, though, there is another method that can be used:
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Step 1: Have a nation in the region you're trying to calculate the update time for.

Step 2: Answer an Issue with that nation and wait for the update to pass over the region and process the Issue.

Step 3: After the Issue is processed, open the following link in your browser. Replace "den_secretary" with the nation being looked up: cgi-bin/rss.cgi?nation=corvus_corax
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Lesson 6: Know Your Enemy

Defenders

The first and foremost of those among the enemy, but also the most open about their motives. They alternate between preventing raiders from raiding a region, and removing all signs of their raids long after they've left, regardless of whether the natives care enough to reverse the signs or not. There are always more defenders than one might expect, so never lapse in concentration when there are defenders active during update. They are often called "fendas" for short, but to them, it's a derogatory term.
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Moderates

The most enigmatic and questionable of motive among the enemy. They alternate between raiding and defending and back again at the slightest provocation or whim. One never knows where a moderate stands, nor who they truly side with at any given time. One minute, they help reinforce an occupation, but the next minute they are among the defenders trying to liberate the occupied region. They believe that both raiding and defending are the best of both worlds, while they are treated with suspicion.
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Natives

Though they are barely a threat on their own, natives have a pack mentality, with safety and strength in numbers... If only they knew how to harness that strength. They have a unity, driven by extreme animosity towards raiders for raiding their regions – as well as those of acquaintances – but such a unity is comparable only to Raider Unity in strength, but not prominence. It is admirable, in a sense. Because of their status, many find themselves on common ground with defenders, with some eventually becoming defenders themselves.
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However, a rare few natives find themselves on common ground with raiders. Whether due to a misunderstanding with defenders past, understanding that raiding is just a part of a game, or for any other reason, they exhibit civility, and even courtesy, towards raiders. They are more open-minded than many others – natives, defenders and raiders alike – and, at the risk of being ostracised by their social circles, they may acquaint themselves with raiders. A few brave individuals, risking old friendships, even become raiders in their own right.
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to know about, I understand "The joy of working together with friends and as a team" but everything seems to be against productive for me and malicious as well, if you do not mind you could tell me why? Forest is a good region, good people, why should these people trust you now? Should I worry about endorsing you? you should try the environment of your nation better!, my own is not so good, but it fits in the least, i think...

And one last thing, No Contraception + Parental Licensing = Human Sacrifice? dude ... wh ... why?! ... just ... dude ... how does this work?

Post by Franchestolia suppressed by a moderator.

Firstly, thanks to Mount Seymour for suppressing those posts. I also concur that they needed suppressing.

As RP mentor this is sort of my area. Forest in terms of pretty much anything - including RP - favours longer, higher quality posts over one or two liners.

That being said, it's time for another Post An Account From Your Nation (partly so the newer nations get a good idea of how Forest uses RP)

The prompt for this one is Time.

Caracasus wrote:Forest in terms of pretty much anything - including RP - favours longer, higher quality posts over one or two liners.

Ok

Mount Seymour wrote:I notice you were banned by Nagatar Karumuttu Chettiar not a day ago from Sonindia. Would you mind explaining why you were banned from our embassy region, and what you are a 'fugitive' from?

He was banned for:

Attempting to Raid our Discord Servers Twice, and conspiring to IP hack our government on discord.

He had been banned previously, but he raided our discord one more time and asked for me to ban him afterwards.

I complied with the request.

(EDIT: He has also had his previous discord account banned by the discord mods)

Post by Franchestolia suppressed by a moderator.

Franchestolia wrote:Now, I didn't say anything about hacking the server, and I raided both of your servers. So, can you not try to get me kicked because you really don't like me that much.

I think this is a discussion that should be carried out either via TG or somewhere else.

Franchestolia, please stop roleplaying child torture etc, as much fun as you are, I don't think the good people of Forest would like this.

Caracasus wrote:I think this is a discussion that should be carried out either via TG or somewhere else.

I wholeheartedly agree. It's like there's been a meltdown in the RMB for no good reason in the last 12 hours.

Post by Franchestolia suppressed by a moderator.

Caracasus wrote:The prompt for this one is Time.

Excellent, it's been a while since we did this. Tough prompt though. I'll have to think it over.

Post self-deleted by Mohacian.

Caracasus wrote:
That being said, it's time for another Post An Account From Your Nation (partly so the newer nations get a good idea of how Forest uses RP)

The prompt for this one is Time.

On it! Silly work expecting me to earn my pay, there will be a slight delay, but it's in progress.

I know this has been more or less over, but I thought I will add some input.

Raiding in NS, region-wise, is fair game, and that we all know. It's a pain in the butt, but it's legal, and part of the game.

However..... Discord server raiding is absolutely AGAINST its Terms of Service, and you can get banned or your account deleted if someone are to report it.
(And I will encourage people to report such cases.)

Caracasus wrote:Firstly, thanks to Mount Seymour for suppressing those posts. I also concur that they needed suppressing.

As RP mentor this is sort of my area. Forest in terms of pretty much anything - including RP - favours longer, higher quality posts over one or two liners.

That being said, it's time for another Post An Account From Your Nation (partly so the newer nations get a good idea of how Forest uses RP)

The prompt for this one is Time.

I'm interested, but... goodness help me if I have the time to write it.

One question though: When is the deadline?

Uan aa Boa wrote:What is Discord server raiding?

General spammy stuff, from what I have seen. It varies, but it will go from mass @everyone pings, to posting NSFW photos, the works...

If someone is going a little more... scummy, they will do it in groups, say 15 people. So these 15 accounts will flood the server with the things mentioned above, but now you have 15 problems instead of just one.

It is generally an inconvenience to everyone, and I think that Candel fellow we encountered in our own server might be one such example of a raid, though it was more of a ping-spam.

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:Here is some good news (or news that I hope will turn out to have been good): I've found an apartment and will move out in June. Wish me good luck at this next step of my adulting journey.

Goodbye janitors who clean the bathroom for me, goodbye adult supervision.

Hello chore lists, meal prepping, wiring money to the landlord, and paying electricity bills...

(I don't know how I should feel about this, I am a confused bundle of emotions)

**Smashes bottle of champagne on new apartment door**

o_o

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**Clears up broken glass and repairs door**

**leaves housewarming basket of assorted cleaning supplies**

Autonomous Cleaner Bot Cleaners wrote:**shows off new flag, recommended by Luna Amore**

Wait, is that a duster, or a toilet wand?

I don't do toilets. >:|

Glad you like it. I have a personal vendetta against the default flag. :p

And duster. Definitely duster.

I might've accidentially banned sports? I didn't know that was even possible

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