welcome to the region! Here's a basic primer on TWI:
You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.
First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.
About the Region
IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums
OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB and the forums
Telegrams are usually OOC
We don't have offsite forums, but there's a "mostly unofficial" Discord chat.
We use the NationStates platform to create fun and interesting stories, about our nations, peoples, and leaders. We usually discuss ideas and plan RPs on the RMB and in OOC forum threads, and then co-write them as RPs, news, accounts, information, and history in dispatches and IC threads.
We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) in-charge of several aspects of the region:
Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region
Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards
Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions
For more information, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:
The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.
The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.
The Monthly Report dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).
Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:
Post a question on the RMB; you'll likely get an answer not long after.
Send a personal TG to any of the officers (listed in the WFE) or to an active member
Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules is the Sec. of RP (Roendavar). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.
About Role-Playing in the Region
Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so.
Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, economy, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.
RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:
A while ago I attempted to summarize the realism-related guidelines in our RP in a dispatch. It explains the certain limitations on size and population, size of military and economy, WMDs and such. These are not rules, but I encourage you to read them.
To sum up: Be humble, think balance.
Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:
Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.
You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:
Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's World Factbook Entry
As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation and your style.
NS is full of useful guides on RPing and writing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. This has all the NSCodes. This thread explains about RPing warfare. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.
For any question on the region (or not), feel free to ask on the RMB or to any of the active members.
lotta cringe bro
Eh... it's fine. I agree with a few of them, but there are some spicy hot takes like unfezant and hakamo-o
so I am not very involved with the wider pokemon community, those are hot takes?
it's more that unfezant is super generic and hakamo-o is one of the awkward middle evos that don't really look... good. But that's my opinion, so take it however you wish
There's a lot of weird pokemon that are in dire need of evos. Many of them from gen 2 but weren't saved by diamond and pearl like a lot of others were
huh, I always thought hakamo-o was the best of its line. There's not many dragon types I'm super into though, so it wasn't exactly a hard field to break out of
In case you can't tell I really like steel types
Silence Google Sheets wench,
I don't wish to be productive anymore.
*obscure, yet classic, anime music plays*
Ahh, just finished my first proper newspaper (not really proper)
Hyukaian Airliner Goes Missing
Cappareus - Last night at around 1:40 AM Air Traffic Controllers directed Lacoa Flight 417 southwest. From there, the Yakalov 44 will go into a communication dead zone for 2 hours until being in contact with Ainslie Controllers and land at Arnton at about 5:45 AM. However by 3:45 AM (Which Flight 417 is supposed to be in contact with Ainslie) it is still missing. This morning at 7 AM Prime Minister Max Akita Jr declared it a national emergency. According to experts and Controllers, they think that something happened onboard at around 2-3 AM when the aircraft was flying near Eurania. Hyukaian Search and Rescue ships have been deployed along with some private ships. Corsitilia reportedly agreed to send some ships as well and donated some investigators to help Hyukai. However, the search has only been permitted on international waters and is unable to search other nations waters. More news will be shared with the public later.
Dr Reichner says vaccine for Eterna Rash is ready for testing
Kaita - Well known medical professor and doctor Herman Reichner says that the vaccine for a well known rash in the Eterna area is ready to be tested. "It is exciting. After years of research and study we have found a vaccine to end this terrible disease. We have about a hundred volunteers from the Eterna area mostly from Hyukai and Essena. If this is successful, it would be a giant leap for mankind and science!", Dr Reicher said during an interview yesterday. However, this morning some protestors took to the streets in San Miguela, Cappareus and there various cities. "This is crazy!", one protestor said,"We're not lab rats and we demand this vaccine to be cancelled! I know it may cause an increase in Eterna Rash cases but it will be better than being injected by who knows what is in there." Then he started scratching his hand furiously walked away without realising he has a rash all over his body.
Kanto Manto closes after financial crisis
Santa Miguela - The famous furniture store Kanto Manto has declared bankruptcy and closure on Sunday after a 2 year long crisis. As most Hyukaians know Kanto Manto is famous for its high quality furniture products. Formed in 2004 by two drop-out college students, it grew to become Hyukai's largest shop and at one point expanded to other countries such as Thromsa and Einnstadt. However starting 2018, less customers came because of an increase in other shops such as MiFurniture and went bankrupt earlier this week. "We tried at least.", said Co Founder Stephen McBurry during a live television interview with us. "However we are still going to make another business probably not furniture. I want to make a supermarket but lets hope no one steals the idea." Then he slapped his forehead and stormed off the tv interview.
What do you think? Anything i should add or remove?
The literature is very good man. You could check out some other templates to decorate them a bit more. But overall the content is amazing. I also realised i was mentioned there thanks!