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ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013





What is this poo poo?
Cyber Nations is a persistent online JavaScript-based nation-state simulator. Set up your own country, levy taxes, spend taxes, build projects, join alliances and fight wars. The official forums have role-playing up the wazoo.

Why should I care?
Because once you get into it, it's hella fun and even mildly addictive. In past nations I've run in this thing, I have gained immense satisfaction from crushing another nation I've gone to war against and looting millions of dollars in equipment and resources. Since the game only allows you to do some things once a day, the action can slow right down into a 'check once a day then ignore' kind of thing. As timewasters go, though, it's better than many other browser games I've played, especially Facebook offerings.

Your last LP sucked my balls.

It did, and I'm very sorry. I'll never suck that badly again, I promise.

So how are you going to do this?

I have a good idea for that: I'll present each post in the form of things like news articles, government and military documents, etc. I might even record radio broadcasts, since I have some experience in community radio and other media. I'll make some pretty graphics for stuff like the national flag (since you can't do custom flags in the game itself) and other things. The level of input depends on the type of government the nation has: a democracy/republic will require votes, an absolute monarchy will have royal advisors, a dictatorship will just plow ahead and do whatever, capitalist government might have a board of directors or even a Corporate Congress (a la Continuum), and a transitional government will have any combination of the above. Anarchy (which happens under certain conditions) will result in the password to the account being posted and anyone can just have at it until stable government is re-established.

Since there's very little to show in the way of actual game play (mostly it's just click click click done), the interactive parts of each post will act as a substitute. Each update will have links to both the nation's factsheet and a post on my games LiveJournal containing government information on things like improvements, projects, etc. The rest of the post will have news articles and government bulletins to keep you informed of the nation's progress. Right now I've started an account (as was suggested to me in the Sandcastle) with all the basic things a Cyber Nation needs. All that remains now is to turn the current transitional government into a more permanent ruling body, and to do that, we need votes.

Nation Factsheet
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Cyber Nations Help Topics

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ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013






_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Rangefall: Facts In Brief

Transitional Council of Rangefall
Ballot: Form Permanent Government According To Recommended Templates

Please mark with an X one option ONLY on your ballot paper. If you make a mistake, please ask the nearest electoral official for a replacement ballot paper. Remember, your vote counts!

[] Corporate Congress (+5% Land Area, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -5% Upkeep Costs, Positive Environmental Impact)
[] Communist State (+5% Land Area, +8% Military Efficiency, -2% Military Upkeep Costs, +10% Spy Effectiveness, Negative Environmental Impact)
[] Direct Democracy (+1 Happiness, +8% Military Efficiency, Positive Environmental Impact)
[] Military Dictatorship (+8% Military Efficiency, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -2% Military Upkeep Costs, Negative Environmental Impact)
[] Federalist State (+8% Military Efficiency, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -5% Upkeep Costs, Neutral Environmental Impact)
[] Absolute Monarchy (+1 Happiness, +5% Land Area, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, Neutral Environmental Impact)
[] Republic (+5% Land Area, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, +10% Spy Effectiveness, Positive Environmental Impact)
[] Revolutionary (Socialist) State (+1 Happiness, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -5% Upkeep Costs, Neutral Environmental Impact)
[] Totalitarian State (+1 Happiness, +5% Land Area, -2% Military Upkeep Costs, Neutral Environmental Impact)

Night10194
Feb 13, 2012

We'll start,
like many good things,
with a bear.


Doctor Rope

Obviously a direct democracy

Why else would we be voting now?

AtomikKrab
Jul 17, 2010

Keep on GOP rolling rolling rolling rolling.


as a Representative of GOONS, I vote you die like a pubbie scum for trying to get people interested in this lovely lovely game.

Romeo Charlie
Sep 7, 2012

Hanson: It's Time

Grimey Drawer

Leave peace mode please.

Odysseus S. Grant
Oct 12, 2011

Cats is the oldest and strongest emotion
of mankind


To best represent goons, I think you should select government type at random, and change it randomly as often as possible.

Aesculus
Mar 22, 2013


Please post all the mass recruitment PMs you get from horrible pubbie alliances.


Romeo Charlie posted:

Leave peace mode please.

Do this as well.

Getsuya
Oct 2, 2013

The dream and romance of any REAL man!


Corporate Congress

Someone said this game was about watching numbers get bigger. The only number I want to see getting bigger is our money. I want our fingers in every pie. I want us funding wars and profiting from them. I want us loaning to developing nations and then squeezing every penny out of them once they become profitable. I want us pulling crap that would make Rothschild conspiracy theorists salivate. In debt to no one, we will bow only to the whims of our golden idols.

Edit: Also a lot of those links are behind login walls at that place and I don't really want to make an account there thanks.

Getsuya fucked around with this message at Jul 11, 2014 around 08:17

anilEhilated
Feb 17, 2014

But I say fuck the rain.


Grimey Drawer

How the hell does being a republic amount to more efficient spies, I have no idea. Anyhow, Military Dictatorship.

Hajj Podge
Aug 4, 2009



You can't play the game from peace mode.

Lord Windy
Mar 26, 2010


ScreamingLlama posted:

Please mark with an X one option ONLY on your ballot paper. If you make a mistake, please ask the nearest electoral official for a replacement ballot paper. Remember, your vote counts!

[] Corporate Congress (+5% Land Area, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -5% Upkeep Costs, Positive Environmental Impact)
[] Communist State (+5% Land Area, +8% Military Efficiency, -2% Military Upkeep Costs, +10% Spy Effectiveness, Negative Environmental Impact)
[] Direct Democracy (+1 Happiness, +8% Military Efficiency, Positive Environmental Impact)
[] Military Dictatorship (+8% Military Efficiency, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -2% Military Upkeep Costs, Negative Environmental Impact)
[] Federalist State (+8% Military Efficiency, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -5% Upkeep Costs, Neutral Environmental Impact)
[] Absolute Monarchy (+1 Happiness, +5% Land Area, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, Neutral Environmental Impact)
[] Republic (+5% Land Area, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, +10% Spy Effectiveness, Positive Environmental Impact)
[] Revolutionary (Socialist) State (+1 Happiness, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -5% Upkeep Costs, Neutral Environmental Impact)
[X] Totalitarian State (+1 Happiness, +5% Land Area, -2% Military Upkeep Costs, Neutral Environmental Impact)

Ummm, Australia uses Preferential voting you fascist. Clearly this vote is a front for a Totalitarian State!

cargohills
Apr 17, 2014



I'm gonna have to throw my vote in for a Revolutionary State, because that's how I roll.

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Romeo Charlie posted:

Leave peace mode please.

Done. I just thought starting out in peace mode would give us a chance to build up military reserves first before we went on the offensive.


Lord Windy posted:

Ummm, Australia uses Preferential voting you fascist. Clearly this vote is a front for a Totalitarian State!

This is Rangefell, not Australia! We vote with an X. LIKE MEN.


Aesculus posted:

Please post all the mass recruitment PMs you get from horrible pubbie alliances.

gently caress no. I ruthlessly burninate every alliance offer I get.

Getsuya posted:

Corporate Congress

Someone said this game was about watching numbers get bigger. The only number I want to see getting bigger is our money. I want our fingers in every pie. I want us funding wars and profiting from them. I want us loaning to developing nations and then squeezing every penny out of them once they become profitable. I want us pulling crap that would make Rothschild conspiracy theorists salivate. In debt to no one, we will bow only to the whims of our golden idols.

I was going to make a crack about Jewish bankers, but HSBC would gladly handle the arms cash for us. They don't give a single lonely gently caress.

EDIT: I was going to vote for Absolute Monarchy and demand that you bow down to me as your king, but 1) that's not the Goon spirit and 2) Getsuya's little speech swayed me. My vote goes to Corporate Congress.

ScreamingLlama fucked around with this message at Jul 11, 2014 around 09:56

MinistryofLard
Mar 22, 2013


quote:

[X] Military Dictatorship (+8% Military Efficiency, -5% Initial Infrastructure Cost, -2% Military Upkeep Costs, Negative Environmental Impact)

Lets do this.

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Nation Factsheet, in case you missed it

Transitional Council of Rangefall
Land, Environment and Development Committee


According to the Council's event monitoring, a massive toxic leak has occurred somewhere nearby. This presents a serious health and environmental hazard. Unfortunately, we are presented with only three options:

[ ] Full cleanup, which involves destroying some of the contaminated forest. (-2 to environment)
[ ] Partial cleanup, which may leave behind toxic residue. (-1 to environment, -1% population)
[ ] Do nothing. (-5% population)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Government poll so far:

ScreamingLlama fucked around with this message at Jul 11, 2014 around 10:10

Romeo Charlie
Sep 7, 2012

Hanson: It's Time

Grimey Drawer

ScreamingLlama posted:

[ ] Full cleanup, which involves destroying some of the contaminated forest. (-2 to environment)
[ ] Partial cleanup, which may leave behind toxic residue. (-1 to environment, -1% population)
[x] Do nothing. (-5% population)

Lord Windy
Mar 26, 2010


ScreamingLlama posted:

Nation Factsheet, in case you missed it

Transitional Council of Rangefall
Land, Environment and Development Committee


According to the Council's event monitoring, a massive toxic leak has occurred somewhere nearby. This presents a serious health and environmental hazard. Unfortunately, we are presented with only three options:

[ ] Full cleanup, which involves destroying some of the contaminated forest. (-2 to environment)
[ ] Partial cleanup, which may leave behind toxic residue. (-1 to environment, -1% population)
[X] Do nothing. (-5% population)

I don't think ScreamingLlama's Newstart payments are going to cover it.

Edit: Something about his hygiene standards as well.

Lord Windy fucked around with this message at Jul 11, 2014 around 10:15

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

[x]Military Dictatorship,
[x]Full cleanup.

Getsuya
Oct 2, 2013

The dream and romance of any REAL man!


Well looks like we're starting to lean toward Dictatorship. I guess that's fine too, as long as we're exploiting the population for our own monetary gains.

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Government poll closes after ten total votes; event poll after five.

Lord Windy: Does the toxic gas coming out of my arse at regular intervals count? :P

ScreamingLlama fucked around with this message at Jul 11, 2014 around 10:32

Anticheese
Feb 13, 2008

$60,000,000 sexbot


Corporate congress, don't harm our environment

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Just one more vote for the first poll and another 2 votes for the second.

TheMcD
May 4, 2013

Monaca / Subject N 2020
---------
Despair. Malice.
Values America can believe in.


[X] Corporate Congress
[X] Do nothing.

Getsuya
Oct 2, 2013

The dream and romance of any REAL man!


Do nothing

Those forests are natural resources. The people who live too close to a contaminated forest are not. Protect them trees. So we can sell them later.

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Rangefell Central News - Friday, 11 July 2014

Corporate Congress Formed, Senior Company Representatives Sworn In



The conclusive results of the poll, showing the narrow preference for capitalist governance over a military dictatorship. Source: Transitional Council

GOON CITY - Senior company representatives appointed by the top ten business entities friendly to Rangefell were sworn in to the new Rangefellian Corporate Congress this evening. The result of an eleventh-hour gambit by the now-defunct Transitional Council to save the fledgling nation from a terrifying slide into despotism, the new multi-entity government promised an era of unimaginable wealth and prosperity that would leave the old country dumbfounded.

Takehashi Getsuya, founder and CEO of Getsuya Corporation, made the following statement during his inaugural speech to the Corporate Congress:

"Someone said this game was about watching numbers get bigger. The only number I want to see getting bigger is our money. I want our fingers in every pie. I want us funding wars and profiting from them. I want us loaning to developing nations and then squeezing every penny out of them once they become profitable. I want us pulling crap that would make Rothschild conspiracy theorists salivate. In debt to no one, we will bow only to the whims of our golden idols."

Numerous shareholder-citizens in Goon City are gearing up in anticipation of Getsuya's next board meeting, in which they will have the opportunity to petition the company to invest in civil infrastructure. Meanwhile, Bionique Medical representatives have announced plans for an initial outlay for Goon City's first hospital, a state-of-the-art facility made available via shareholder-citizen and employee insurance plans.

Meanwhile, the toxic spill that occurred earlier today has not escaped Corporate attention, however representatives appear reluctant to act. RCN was unable to reach the Corporate Congressional Environmental Services Office for comment.

Aesculus
Mar 22, 2013


I've just sent you 6 million Dongs and 4000 soldiers, enjoy.

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Woot! It'll be put to good use.

Rangefell Central News - Monday, 14 July 2014

Getsuya CEO Announces Civil Infrastructure Investment


Getsuya CEO and senior Corporate Congress representative Takehashi Getsuya announced today the Congressional approval of over ten million dongs for civil infrastructure development.
Mr Getsuya said that the earmarking of funds was, like all government expenditure, "a carefully analyzed and supported investment by the Rangefellian government aimed at increasing the number, and standard of living, of shareholder-citizens within our budding nation".
Meanwhile, Bionique Medical has secured ƌ100,000 to build two small clinics, which will later support Goon City's first major hospital.


Goon City Labs Opens Doors To Cutting Edge Research

Corporate Congress entity Terra Australis Research announced the construction of a ƌ95,000 industrial research facility in Goon City's newly-zoned industrial park, signalling a tenfold increase in the nation's technological index. TAR representatives told RCN that further funds may be earmarked for scientific and industrial research by the Corporate Congress in the near future "to provide for sustained, market-driven technological development".


Bionique Opens First Clinic

Lacey De Santa, Bionique's junior representative to the Corporate COngress, cut the red ribbon and opened the doors of Goon City's first medical centre just moments ago. The clinic, which accepts all government and other private entity insurance plans, will be able to accommodate the needs of up to 100 people at a time.
"Shareholder-citizens can breathe easy now knowing that their medical needs are being met by Bionique," Ms De Santa told RCN. "Thanks to the generous start-up funds from Corporate Congress, we've been able to plan and build quite a large facility aimed at keeping corporate employees and their families on their feet and minimizing time spent off work".

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Rangefell Central News - Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tech Boom Leads to High Literacy, Promising Tax Windfall


Exorbitant spending on scientific research by Terra Australis has led to a skyrocketing literacy rate, experts claim.

Preliminary real-time data gathered in the lead-up to the first national census shows the hefty investment by TAR in research and development has improved the levels of reading and writing. The primary factor, the Chief Statistician claims, is the requirement of TAR and other government entity employees to take company-funded reading and writing classes in order to improve productivity, decrease the frequency of human error caused by illegible writing or typographical errors, and improve the company's public image.

Rangefell's initial population statistics show a whopping 86.69% of the country's 2,385 citizens are currently literate at the UNESCO adult standard for continued education and employment. Economic experts have affirmed that the newfound ability to read and write at such a high level will have a knock-on effect on Rangefell's economic performance as Corporate Congress companies accept newly-educated employees, allowing them to enjoy a higher standard of living.

Khris Kruel
Nov 5, 2003

Sometimes I just want to eat the world. Ask me about my wonderful posting!

Can we assassinate other countries leaders and destroy their government?

Romeo Charlie
Sep 7, 2012

Hanson: It's Time

Grimey Drawer

When is there going to be an update?

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Here's an update for you, fuckface: Thanks to the utter devastation of the country, we are now in a state of anarchy. Here's the login info, have at it.


BALEETED

ScreamingLlama fucked around with this message at Jul 20, 2014 around 01:45

Lord Windy
Mar 26, 2010


So LP over?

Getsuya
Oct 2, 2013

The dream and romance of any REAL man!


So not to drag off-site drama on-site, but since this seems pretty vital to the storyline of this LP could someone actually say what happened? Someone just came in and wrecked our poo poo?
More importantly, when they were crushing our country did CEO Getsuya get hung or guillotined?

Romeo Charlie
Sep 7, 2012

Hanson: It's Time

Grimey Drawer

Getsuya posted:

So not to drag off-site drama on-site, but since this seems pretty vital to the storyline of this LP could someone actually say what happened? Someone just came in and wrecked our poo poo?
More importantly, when they were crushing our country did CEO Getsuya get hung or guillotined?
Someone attacked the nation and the CEO killed himself.

So here is something to read.

Hajj Podge
Aug 4, 2009



worse than the pubbies that play this game

the op, that is

ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



Getsuya posted:

So not to drag off-site drama on-site, but since this seems pretty vital to the storyline of this LP could someone actually say what happened? Someone just came in and wrecked our poo poo?
More importantly, when they were crushing our country did CEO Getsuya get hung or guillotined?

Romeo Charlie came in and steamrolled right over us, breaking the place so hard that the country has descended into anarchy. CEO Getsuya faked his death and was last seen heading for the Bahamas.

edit: I knew leaving peace mode was a mistake

ScreamingLlama fucked around with this message at Jul 19, 2014 around 11:44

anilEhilated
Feb 17, 2014

But I say fuck the rain.


Grimey Drawer

So... this was a thread. I'm assuming the author of that mail is the TC? Way to overreact over a game then.

Pittsburgh Lambic
Feb 16, 2011

by Lowtax


anilEhilated posted:

So... this was a thread. I'm assuming the author of that mail is the TC? Way to overreact over a game then.

Judging by the date of the mail (July 1) it was somebody else that Romeo Charlie stomped on. It's kinda hilarious that Romeo Charlie wiped out the goon nation after posting in this thread and telling us to turn off peace mode, though.

Romeo Charlie
Sep 7, 2012

Hanson: It's Time

Grimey Drawer

The person in the mail is the first person that got so mad at me that she looked up public RL information about me and try to scare me with it. All I had to do to get her so mad was to attack her nation. That's an example of how people playing Cybernations are so emotionally attached to their nations, so much that you can get some great tears.


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ScreamingLlama
Dec 24, 2013



OK, here's my plan, dubbed Operation Respawn:

1. Put Rangefell in peace mode ASAP. Do not leave it again until basic defences are established. I ramped up the tech level earlier so we could have top level toys right off the bat.

2. Romeo Charlie goes on the military's poo poo list. Obviously that's a given. I've surrendered for now, but once we've built up enough strength (which, barring any foreign aid, is going to take forever), bad things will happen to Rump Cheese.

3. Kick off a war that will make this LP infinitely more interesting.

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