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Hello.  I am new to "Politics and War," so I don't really have anything to say yet.  I have around 30 messages in my inbox.  So I'll be looking at all those in the next few says; it's just way too many to make a snap-decision.  That's why I'm staying beige, at least for the next few days. 

 

Anyway, to the topic at hand:

Lots of you guys rush to build up your countries, but I'm not convinced that this is the best strategy for me.  Does having 300 land give me any more emotional satisfaction than having 250 land, or 350?  No.  I need to find a goal for my country, or all the offers from Alliances of money and cities and protection will be good economically for my country on paper, but won't help if I disappear in 30 days out of boredom. 

 

So I need a goal for my country besides growth.  For example, maybe my country will be an elite team of 5 millionaire guys who are living in a secret island base somewhere.  Maybe it will be a land of Khajit warlords and their Argonian slaves.  Maybe it will be a country of superheroes and supervillains.  But I need to find a goal that will either eliminate or forestall the inevitable attrition of clicking a glorified Excel Spreadsheet a few times a day, and that has to be there before joining an alliance, or I'll just get bored and declare war on everyone, friend and foe alike.  Which is kind of useless when I have like 1 soldier and 1 aircraft.  And thus, because I know myself: I must first find an inner goal that keeps me puttering around in my nation link, a goal strong enough that I don't go "Oh man, these objectives are boring and I give no craps about buying infrastructure, but this goal of ______  (whatever) is fun and now I want to throw money at Sheepy."

 

That being the case, I'm open to suggestions: what do you find fun when clicking your country spreadsheet?   Clearly, many of you have fun with international relations, with alliances and wards, but forget all that in this thread.  All games of this nature have alliances.  What I'm curious about is:   What do you find fun about your own country?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Nathaniel Staten said:

Hello.  I am new to "Politics and War," so I don't really have anything to say yet.  I have around 30 messages in my inbox.  So I'll be looking at all those in the next few says; it's just way too many to make a snap-decision.  That's why I'm staying beige, at least for the next few days. 

Anyway, to the topic at hand:

Lots of you guys rush to build up your countries, but I'm not convinced that this is the best strategy for me.  Does having 300 land give me any more emotional satisfaction than having 250 land, or 350?  No.  I need to find a goal for my country, or all the offers from Alliances of money and cities and protection will be good economically for my country on paper, but won't help if I disappear in 30 days out of boredom. 

So I need a goal for my country besides growth.  For example, maybe my country will be an elite team of 5 millionaire guys who are living in a secret island base somewhere.  Maybe it will be a land of Khajit warlords and their Argonian slaves.  Maybe it will be a country of superheroes and supervillains.  But I need to find a goal that will either eliminate or forestall the inevitable attrition of clicking a glorified Excel Spreadsheet a few times a day, and that has to be there before joining an alliance, or I'll just get bored and declare war on everyone, friend and foe alike.  Which is kind of useless when I have like 1 soldier and 1 aircraft.  And thus, because I know myself: I must first find an inner goal that keeps me puttering around in my nation link, a goal strong enough that I don't go "Oh man, these objectives are boring and I give no craps about buying infrastructure, but this goal of ______  (whatever) is fun and now I want to throw money at Sheepy."

That being the case, I'm open to suggestions: what do you find fun when clicking your country spreadsheet?   Clearly, many of you have fun with international relations, with alliances and wards, but forget all that in this thread.  All games of this nature have alliances.  What I'm curious about is:   What do you find fun about your own country?  

I...

Okay first, you are adorable. Thats a compliment. Second, I respect the Elder Scrolls reference. Third, all those messages are sent by robots. They are recruitment ads. They'll stop coming in an hour.

Now lemme give you advice as a player who's played 1 year+ of PnW.
Don't downplay the importance, nay, imperativeness of joining an alliance. If you want to be constantly involved in the game and NOT worried about infrastructure, I'd recommend Arrgh or Knights Templar. If you want to be relatively inactive but grow a lot in this game, I'd recommend one of the top 10 alliances. Smaller alliances are good if you want to build up connections and make close relationships with other players.

Roleplay in this game doesn't get enough attention sadly. There is a forum area for roleplay, that I think you should check out, and there are some cosmetics you can do with your country. But other than that, roleplay isn't too big of a thing.

If you want to be rewarded for always being active, baseball is kinda fun. And like I mentioned before, being a raider with Arrgh keeps you active.

Most of the fun in this game comes from the community, in discord or on the forums, as well as businesses and drama.

Now, to answer your question, right now I enjoy doing baseball as much as I can and chatting with random people in the in-game messenger. 

Welcome to Politics and War!

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5 minutes ago, Duke Ramza said:

Welcome, honestly stay in Beige there is no rush to leave, I would go through the messages just because most will be bot ads like mentioned above. Some however are actual people who I guess message new players either way you never know.

Yes, I do it sometimes ^-^

The day someone responds to one of them I have 10m on hand to just give to them.

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51 minutes ago, Duke Ramza said:

Welcome, honestly stay in Beige there is no rush to leave,

I apologize in advance for this question Duke Ramza, but I'm confused.  If you feel that way, why did you join Weebunism something like 10 minutes after you joined the game?  I mean, it might have taken a day or so for the paperwork to go through depending on their interview process, but you did it relatively quickly. You've only been in the game 5 days and been in Weebunism for at least 4.  Do you regret rushing out of beige?  

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7 hours ago, Nathaniel Staten said:

I apologize in advance for this question Duke Ramza, but I'm confused.  If you feel that way, why did you join Weebunism something like 10 minutes after you joined the game?  I mean, it might have taken a day or so for the paperwork to go through depending on their interview process, but you did it relatively quickly. You've only been in the game 5 days and been in Weebunism for at least 4.  Do you regret rushing out of beige?  

Applications are processed very quickly if you are on discord.

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Thank you, Aqua Corpsman, that answered my question-- at least the 'how' part.   As to to the 'why' part, the game itself answered it for me: objective #16 of the new player objectives is to join an Alliance.  

Anyway, I have found my goal in life, to be a banana republic.  No infrastructure and 88% of my population in military uniforms, doing nothing but standing around marching all day. 

Good work! Out of the  301 active nations capable of attacking you, you have 322.29% more than the average number of Soldiers (467). Maintaining a strong standing military is important to discourage other nations from attacking you, and to defend your nation against any who dare declare war. Like the old adage goes: if you want peace, prepare for war!

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1 minute ago, Nathaniel Staten said:

Anyway, I have found my goal in life, to be a banana republic.  No infrastructure and 88% of my population in military uniforms, doing nothing but standing around marching all day. 

I mean...that's great and all, but banana republics y'know...

produced bananas XD

I just looked at your nation. Pretty cool. If you want to be super militaristic then check out these guys https://politicsandwar.com/alliance/id=913 or maybe these guys https://politicsandwar.com/alliance/id=877.

Good luck.

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2 hours ago, Aqua-Corpsman said:

I mean...that's great and all, but banana republics y'know...

produced bananas XD

 

Yes, that's why I have farms.  Everyone suggests against them, but it's a roleplay thing.  I produce bananas.  And people pay good money for them, because I only sell them one at a time because they are Gourmet.  If you haven't had a New Manhattan Island Gourmet Banana, you're just a loser and no one will ever love you.

01/27 11:04 pm Joe B. of ____ sent your nation a trade offer. Joe B. wants to buy 1 food in exchange for $100,000 each, or a total of $100,000.

In real life, Joe B. started out as being from Ohio, alone and living in his mother's basement at the age of 38.  After buying my 5" banana, he went out, lost 30 lbs and 14 years, met a sexy Russian girl who was always horny, won the lottery, and moved to Brooklyn where he has a dozen friends named Vinnie and Tony who all hang around looking muscular and confused.  Now he's only 24 and he's having the time of his life!

SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!  ONLY 1 PER CUSTOMER!  APPLY TODAY!


  Selling Nation Buying Nation Date Offered Resource PPU Status
1) New Manhattan Island new_york.jpg
Nathaniel Staten clock.png
None
BUYER WANTED 01/28/2021
12:52 pm
food.png 1 money.png 100,000 / each
Total: $100,000


 

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4 minutes ago, Nathaniel Staten said:

Yes, that's why I have farms.  Everyone suggests against them, but it's a roleplay thing.  I produce bananas.  And people pay good money for them, because I only sell them one at a time because they are Gourmet.  If you haven't had a New Manhattan Island Gourmet Banana, you're just a loser and no one will ever love you.

01/27 11:04 pm Joe B. of ____ sent your nation a trade offer. Joe B. wants to buy 1 food in exchange for $100,000 each, or a total of $100,000.

In real life, Joe B. started out as being from Ohio, alone and living in his mother's basement at the age of 38.  After buying my 5" banana, he went out, lost 30 lbs and 14 years, met a sexy Russian girl who was always horny, won the lottery, and moved to Brooklyn where he has a dozen friends named Vinnie and Tony who all hang around looking muscular and confused.  Now he's only 24 and he's having the time of his life!

SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!  ONLY 1 PER CUSTOMER!  APPLY TODAY!


  Selling Nation Buying Nation Date Offered Resource PPU Status
1) New Manhattan Island new_york.jpg
Nathaniel Staten clock.png
None
BUYER WANTED 01/28/2021
12:52 pm
food.png 1 money.png 100,000 / each
Total: $100,000


 

The dedication to character is great and all, but no one will ever buy that lmao. 

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He did.  That's a real offer that was accepted.  I don't even know the guy; just messaged him explaining that it was a tutorial objective to sell something.  He could see that I was on Day 1 and thus legit, so he bought it.  Now I put up a new offer.  Others will come.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Nathaniel Staten said:

He did.  That's a real offer that was accepted.  I don't even know the guy; just messaged him explaining that it was a tutorial objective to sell something.  He could see that I was on Day 1 and thus legit, so he bought it.  Now I put up a new offer.  Others will come.

Oh what I wouldn't give to go back to 2019 when I was as hopeful and imaginative as you.

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Well, you can live vicariously through me and my sexy 5" banana.  Go message some rich whale in the game and have them buy my sexy 5" banana. 

Then if only it wasn't against the rules, (since time travel is like a Steam game or South Korean porn), I would tell you how to go back to 2019 legally using nothing more than your wits, a $56 quadrillion dollar supercomputer, and a rotating Einstein-Rosen quantum wormhole gate.  Easy as that!  The banana has already made the trip!!   

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8 minutes ago, Nathaniel Staten said:

Well, you can live vicariously through me and my sexy 5" banana.  Go message some rich whale in the game and have them buy my sexy 5" banana. 

Then if only it wasn't against the rules, (since time travel is like a Steam game or South Korean porn), I would tell you how to go back to 2019 legally using nothing more than your wits, a $56 quadrillion dollar supercomputer, and a rotating Einstein-Rosen quantum wormhole gate.  Easy as that!  The banana has already made the trip!!   

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W-wh-whaat?

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5 hours ago, Nathaniel Staten said:

Yes, that's why I have farms.  Everyone suggests against them, but it's a roleplay thing.  I produce bananas.  And people pay good money for them, because I only sell them one at a time because they are Gourmet.  If you haven't had a New Manhattan Island Gourmet Banana, you're just a loser and no one will ever love you.

01/27 11:04 pm Joe B. of ____ sent your nation a trade offer. Joe B. wants to buy 1 food in exchange for $100,000 each, or a total of $100,000.

Haha you picked a good person. Good old Joe Baker :)

Do you guys know how to edit the signature field? I can't figure out where it is.

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On 1/28/2021 at 7:15 AM, Aqua-Corpsman said:

I mean...that's great and all, but banana republics y'know...

produced bananas XD

I just looked at your nation. Pretty cool. If you want to be super militaristic then check out these guys https://politicsandwar.com/alliance/id=913 or maybe these guys https://politicsandwar.com/alliance/id=877.

Good luck.

Join the second one. We are loads of fun. Ayy lmao!

 

PS Welcome to Orbis, Nathaniel

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Wisdom.  Wisdom is something you only get with an experience.  Sometimes you get what you think is a brilliant idea to do something no one else ever did.

But then you find out that the reason no one ever did it-- or did it once and stopped doing it-- is because it's sort of pointless and not very cost-effective.  Such as reading this post when instead you could be out buying lottery tickets.  

So I had this brilliant idea: a huge chunk of this game's player base is brand new players that quit 10 minutes after they start, leaving lots of juicy countries around with lots of cash and no money.  Well...  here is why it's not worth it, for anyone who comes after me:

 

 

You ordered a ground attack upon the nation of Easton led by Easton III. The attack was an immense triumph. Your forces lost 1 soldiers and 0 tanks, while Easton III's defenders lost 0 soldiers and 0 tanks. You used 0.00 tons of munitions and 0.00 tons of gasoline executing the attack. The attack destroyed 0.50 infrastructure in the city of Eastonville. You stole $10,221.12 in the attack and destroyed 0 improvements.

 

That's just a really sad and pathetic amount of cash, unless you're a teenager.  When I was a teenager, that would have been lots of money.  But now looking at it as an adult, that's really not even worth it. I just assumed that there would be no 'resistance' from an inactive country with no garrison, and I'd walk away with like 10 billion dollars in one single attack.  Clearly, I was wrong.  Well, now I know better.  I guess I'll go start building soldiers and cities and land and stuff after all.  Oh well, lesson learned.  

But at least I found my nation goal, my reason for staying in Politics and War.  I'm the guy who did that ridiculous raid thing with a 10.5 point country.  I'm that guy.

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Wow, I was an idiot.

 

That was my first thought after looking back on this thread after 90 days.  But experience is experience.  You don't know what you don't know.  For example, I'm terrible at warfare and espionage.  And diplomacy, communication, and anything to do with FA, IA, Econ or Milcom.  I'm not even good at keeping my country around; I've already rerolled once since January.  

But I like the game.  I enjoy watching Reward Ads, I play baseball, I tinker with the pixels in my country, and I enjoy fighting 5 people every 2 days.  If alliances disappeared tomorrow, I would be sad for the friends I have on Discord, but I'd still keep playing.  I'm playing the game because I like the game.  

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Ik a guy that linked is Nation States Dispatches, Factbooks, and Roleplay stuff on his PnW page so you could do that.

Patres Conscripti of the Independent Republic of Orange Nations
Imperator Emeritus of the Valyrian Freehold
Imperator Emeritus & Master Ancestor of the Divine Phoenix
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Times flies.  Another 90 days have gone by.  In 48 hours, I will have achieved my personal goal of a billion dollars raided as a C3.  I also found that since rerolling back in April I have pretty much just been in one alliance for the last 3 or 4 months: Atom.  I think I was in TAP for about a week or two, then I've been in CoA ever since.  I feel it is a good alliance for me, and I think it is an alliance that is currently in a rebuilding phase and may very well surprise people in the fall and in 2022.  That being the case, and now that I've been around a few months, I've decided to step up and take a Low Gov position in FA.  Perhaps I'm a leader of countries; perhaps not, but the only way to find out is to apprentice myself out and try my hand at stuff.  We'll see how it goes.  

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Well. I hope you have success in your future endeavors.

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