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New Meixio wrote:I would love to see Mars, before humanity colonizes it and destroy it just like Earth :P

That doesn't make logical sense, unless you aren't a human...

Drew Durrnil wrote:That doesn't make logical sense, unless you aren't a human...

I was talking in a sense of dream not reality

East Cashinamasian wrote:Can I join that?


You're so late but YES! You'll be placed in Group A with Arkland, El Rio De Juan & Magdalena & Anga.

Drew Durrnil wrote:Due to the distance and positioning of Earth and Mars' orbits, it probably (unfortunately) is.

For robots, it is. For people, I don't think it necessarily would be if the mission is extremely short or if they spend two years in Mars (~15-17 years for an ultra-close approach).

Valentian Elysium wrote:Perhaps...though I'm not sure if I'm exactly the best person for space exploration XP. If it was a one-way ticket to Mars, I wouldn't take it. This Earth is beautiful, I'd like to see the most of it

Heck yes, I'd sign up to go to Mars any day. One-way ticket? Sign me up. One day on the surface? Sign me up.

Valentian Elysium wrote:Perhaps...though I'm not sure if I'm exactly the best person for space exploration XP. If it was a one-way ticket to Mars, I wouldn't take it. This Earth is beautiful, I'd like to see the most of it

Same. Though once Mars is terraformed I think it might be nice.

Silvedania wrote:Same. Though once Mars is terraformed I think it might be nice.

Ew. Stay off of Mars. We should not terraform it.

Silvedania wrote:Same. Though once Mars is terraformed I think it might be nice.

True.
In a way I'm super bummed that Mars won't be terraformed in our lifetimes. Unless of course humanity has some huge scientific breakthroughs and leaps in technology for human lifespan. However as of now it definitely seems unlikely. 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

My economy has lost around 6% in one day!

Janraiqlux wrote:My economy has lost around 6% in one day!

Uh oh!

Evertopia wrote:True.
In a way I'm super bummed that Mars won't be terraformed in our lifetimes. Unless of course humanity has some huge scientific breakthroughs and leaps in technology for human lifespan. However as of now it definitely seems unlikely. 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

The last great scientific/technological leap was the internet, which is already being exploited close to the maximum possible. It's soon time for a new revolution.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm more thrilled by the prospects of sending probes to extrasolar planets. Mars can be left as is honestly, the hardest limit on the survival of our own civilization in the very long run is the Sun's life cycle (Earth has 1 billion years of habitability left) and it's easier to adapt to a planet that already favors life than terraform one from scratch.

Janraiqlux wrote:My economy has lost around 6% in one day!

Your economy has received some bad hits recently, but nothing catastrophic. Should take only a few days to recover if you play your issues right.

Tunisiland

Tunisiland wrote:Hi guys im new here what should i do

Hi there! Welcome to 10000 Islands. This guide should introduce you to all basic concepts you need to know:



XKI Welcome Guide

Welcome to 10000 Islands!

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!

Opening Steps

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 Linkissue 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 Wischland. 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 Linkparticipating in WA voting polls.

After you've done that, you can get involved in our regional community by signing up for the Linkregional 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 Linkhere. When you sign up for the forum, it's important to follow the instructions in the first post of Linkthis 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 LinkDiscord 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 LinkConstitution 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.

Additional Resources

Special thanks to HumanSanity

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Any questions you might have, you can ask them here!

Kyle took a break this week, but that doesn't mean you should. Good luck helping Chloe, Leo and Timmy!

Weekly Riddle

Islanders,

Cultural Officer Grea Kriopia has started a weekly riddle competition to be hosted here on NationStates. A new riddle will be posted weekly in this dispatch and announced periodically on the RMB, and Islanders will have until the end of the week to submit answers to Cultural Office Assistant Krystalveil via Telegram (one answer per person).

A random Epic card will be raffled off to the pool of correct answers.

! Posting your answer publically results in automatic disqualification from the weekly contest!

Be honest and be considerate of other Islanders so we can all enjoy this event!

The Riddle of the Week


I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?

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Krystalveil wrote:Kyle took a break this week, but that doesn't mean you should. Good luck helping Chloe, Leo and Timmy!

Weekly Riddle

Islanders,

Cultural Officer Grea Kriopia has started a weekly riddle competition to be hosted here on NationStates. A new riddle will be posted weekly in this dispatch and announced periodically on the RMB, and Islanders will have until the end of the week to submit answers to Cultural Office Assistant Krystalveil via Telegram (one answer per person).

A random Epic card will be raffled off to the pool of correct answers.

! Posting your answer publically results in automatic disqualification from the weekly contest!

Be honest and be considerate of other Islanders so we can all enjoy this event!

The Riddle of the Week


I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?

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If you are stuck, imagine who the movie stars are. My guesses are Chloe Bennet, Leo Dicaprio, and Tim Allen.

Silvedania wrote:If you are stuck, imagine who the movie stars are. My guesses are Chloe Bennet, Leo Dicaprio, and Tim Allen.

Or it could be anyone, but due to their popularity, they need fake names =) we don't want paparazzi

Please check out the voting overview for the current GA proposal Blood Donation Safety And Equality Act:

Overview

Proposal:
This proposal aims to create better standards for blood donation by lifting restrictions of blood donations based on certain characteristics, by applying all safety standards equally and more.

Opinions:

For:

Brilliantly wrote:Full support for this one. This one creates equality and non-discrimination which is important in the nationstates community.

Imperial Dodo wrote:Overall good proposal, establishes necessary guidelines, although a little short and could be expanded upon.

Concrete Slab wrote:Looks like a solid proposal all around that adds regulation to an important industry.

Against:

Balkede wrote:Im against this proposal, and slightly astounded that it has almost a hundred approvals despite numerous holes and flaws in it. This resolution is about safety, yet it relies on people being aware of their disease, instead of you know, mandating all prospective donors be tested and screened for such diseases in the first place? If this passes, I hope its repealed.

Auphelia wrote:Oh yes, this proposal seems all well and good. Equality for all, you say.

What claptrap!

Who will think of the needle-phobic homosexuals? Those who faint at the sight of blood and die at the feel of a needle's pinch?

What will happen to their excuses, reasons to not be peer-pressured into giving blood? Right now they can use the perfectly valid excuse of unfair persecution and remain on the high ground, bemoaning these damnable laws that deny them the right to give their blood to others, safe in the knowledge that they will never have to follow through on their implied promises and false intention of charity. But if this were to pass? What then, to keep up this charade? Passing this resolution would be a threat to the pain-averse people everywhere!

The twinks and the twunks, the otters, the bears! The flowers, the flits, the knob nibblers and cod-gobblers! The slick-flickers and just-friends! What about the butches and butchers, the bean flingers and slip-slurpers? The pork patties and the side-hobblers! Will no one have mercy on the sword swishers and the rump riders, the salty sloshers and the spitters and the splatters? The fruit salads and knocker-knockers? Not even the humble man-munchers?

We must show our solidarity with the cowards of the LGBTQ+ community and reject this proposal with all our power.

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Remember to leave an up-vote!

Auphelia wrote:Please check out the voting overview for the current GA proposal Blood Donation Safety And Equality Act:

Overview

Proposal:
This proposal aims to create better standards for blood donation by lifting restrictions of blood donations based on certain characteristics, by applying all safety standards equally and more.

Opinions:

For:

Brilliantly wrote:Full support for this one. This one creates equality and non-discrimination which is important in the nationstates community.

Imperial Dodo wrote:Overall good proposal, establishes necessary guidelines, although a little short and could be expanded upon.

Concrete Slab wrote:Looks like a solid proposal all around that adds regulation to an important industry.

Against:

Balkede wrote:Im against this proposal, and slightly astounded that it has almost a hundred approvals despite numerous holes and flaws in it. This resolution is about safety, yet it relies on people being aware of their disease, instead of you know, mandating all prospective donors be tested and screened for such diseases in the first place? If this passes, I hope its repealed.

Auphelia wrote:Oh yes, this proposal seems all well and good. Equality for all, you say.

What claptrap!

Who will think of the needle-phobic homosexuals? Those who faint at the sight of blood and die at the feel of a needle's pinch?

What will happen to their excuses, reasons to not be peer-pressured into giving blood? Right now they can use the perfectly valid excuse of unfair persecution and remain on the high ground, bemoaning these damnable laws that deny them the right to give their blood to others, safe in the knowledge that they will never have to follow through on their implied promises and false intention of charity. But if this were to pass? What then, to keep up this charade? Passing this resolution would be a threat to the pain-averse people everywhere!

The twinks and the twunks, the otters, the bears! The flowers, the flits, the knob nibblers and cod-gobblers! The slick-flickers and just-friends! What about the butches and butchers, the bean flingers and slip-slurpers? The pork patties and the side-hobblers! Will no one have mercy on the sword swishers and the rump riders, the salty sloshers and the spitters and the splatters? The fruit salads and knocker-knockers? Not even the humble man-munchers?

We must show our solidarity with the cowards of the LGBTQ+ community and reject this proposal with all our power.

Read dispatch

Remember to leave an up-vote!

Voted Against despite the majority opinion being For. This resolution is, in my opinion, quite frankly terrible.

The 4th clause introduces the criminalization of something that should never be a criminal offense (as it holds extreme potential for arbitrary enforcement and stigmatization of sapient beings with certain diseases). Furthermore, the resolution is self-contradicting with the 3rd clause seemingly invalidating what the 1st one is trying to do (namely, allow the LGBT community to donate blood) through a vague and exploitable definition.

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Just a few more hours until voting closes for our new site theme!

https://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/41141/voting-default-forum-site-theme

Markanite wrote:Just a few more hours until voting closes for our new site theme!

https://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/41141/voting-default-forum-site-theme

Or until the runoff

Silvedania wrote:Or until the runoff

That is very true! Everyone loves elections!

Venmere wrote:GO space program! Go NASA!
I will actually have a fight with any sucker who thinks that the moon landing was fake

Same

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