Hello to you as well!
Why I'm doing this/background information
I was thinking how easy it is to think of a 'perfect region', then never find one. I'm happy with my main Sail Nation in Lorania and my puppet Prussian Sail Nation in Thaecia, but it can be a struggle to find these regions. I also wandered about whether nations were nomads, not settling anywhere for too long. Turns out, after a quick search, a very small community does. Finally, I posted on the NS forums about this and was directed to the 🌍 TourAdvisor project. I also thought that learning and writing about the NS community would be a nice experience and hopefully interesting for others to see. Even better, I could use this puppet for some card farming, as I don't want to set up a proper card farm but also want to try and gain more cards.
I don't join regional discords/forums. Personally, I've never been a fan of regional forums and discords for various reasons (especially when regions are so centered on them that it is easy to forget that the region is supposed to be focused on NS), but I'm definitely not joining any when I'm not going to be in the region for long, which brings me on to
I only stay in a region for 4-10 days. No matter what the region, unless I'm ejected, I stay for about that amount of time. If I like the region so much that I want to stay, I'll simply make a puppet or move an existing nation there
I follow the 🌍 TourAdvisor guidelines, that is not reviewing a region that I'm a regional officer in, or a region where I've fallen out with someone and making sure I review regions as a visitor, not as a resident, Generally, I won't move to a region where I already have another nation.
I won't visit regions classed as Minuscule, Jump Points, regions that have recently been raided or are under occupation, puppet farms (occasionally I might visit more general puppet storage regions) etc.
Was quiet and conversation rarely got further beyond welcomes and issue-based discussion. After a quick look at activity,
New West Indies
After the controversy, I decided not to leave a review. I was informed by one of their government officials that Chief editor was a puppet of a nation who was spamming and trolling them, alongside the bad review. I was going to review their WFE, but I was not impressed with their decision to cease diplomatic relations with The Embassy
RMB focused on RP, but relatively friendly when I talked with them OOC. We had a slight problem when Chief editor, who was trying to help me with my travels, left a bad review of the region not only on The Embassy's RMB but New West Indies' RMB, also without a category. Oops. This also resulted in The Embassy's embassy with New West Indies being closed. The nation which caused this controversy was eventually warned by the NS moderators and I decided to leave the region early, with a note of caution to others visiting the region (only caution, no more), as well as asking Chief editor to stop 'helping' me. A very, well lets say, eventful, stay.
While not the most functional, Regionless's WFE is very colourful and provides all the information that one might need to know about the region. Those who wish to visit longer will find themselves in a welcoming, peaceful enviroment. Also a great stop for nomads/tr avellers wishing for some respite on their long journeys.
Was welcoming, yet remarkably quiet. Not much regional activity at all happened while I was there. It was good respite from the busyness and drama I'd experienced previously.
The Great Monarchical Nations(09/06/2020)
The Great Monarchical Nations has a very active, small community who are willing to involve visitors in their chatting. Most discussions are based around NS, with a mix of roleplay, issue/statistic based and WA discussions on the RMB. The government seemed a little confused when I asked them what the focus of the region is when I asked, but I don't see that as a problem for visitors and travellers. Importantly, they do allow non-monarchical nations into the region, so no worries there. A visit is highly recommended.
Was very active for a region of that size and discussion was varied, although focusing on NS. I felt comfortable including myself in conversation (although to a limited extent). I noticed an oddity though, there was a focus on both roleplay and issues, which is fine, but uncommon. After noticing WA conversation, I asked what the focus of the region was (RP, issues, gameplay etc), and got a very unclear response. But this wasn't a problem, and I enjoyed my stay, even staying a day longer than I usually would.
Eastern Europe (17/06/2020)
Although not perfect, I did enjoy my stay. I was asked about how I review regions, which did through me as I usually just decide based upon how welcomed and included I felt (for community reviews). I was able to help them when they had a debate about a IC meeting that they were having and they listened to me. It wasn't the most amazing of stays, but I was content throughout the week I was there.
New World Union(24/06/2020)
Wow my reviews are getting long, I'd better shorten them a bit soon. The region was very RP-heavy, which I hadn't noticed when looking at the region before moving there. I'm not into RP and tend to find mega-long RP posts really boring to read so this wasn't an ideal region for me to visit. I hoped that there would be more general conversation, but there was little and I never felt like I could join in the conversation, or start a new one. I was largely ignored upon arriving, aside from being told that who I could contact when I wanted to ask a question. Eventually decided to simply move on.
I felt insulted to log on the evening I after I left the region to see the nations of this region ranting on about how unfair my review was, after one of them posted my review in their region (mentioning me in their post). They went on about how I made no effort to chat, how the review must have not been thought and 'spiraled into madness' and asking each other what I wanted them to do with the WFE. Firstly, the review was 3/5. As much as modern society wants to tell you, 3/5 is not bad at all. 3/5 is just ok, good for some but some parts could be better/some travellers wouldn't want to visit. Secondly, I wasn't able to chat for a few reasons. That week I was standing in an election on one of my other puppets, so I was mainly focusing on that instead of being constantly on this nation. I also found no appropriate point to join in a conversation as it was constant long RP posts almost all the time I was there. I couldn't think of anything to start a conversation throughout my visit. And one person told me to contact a certain nation if I had any questions rather than say 'just ask here', which seemed a bit like they didn't want me to intrude on their RP. The review was properly thought out and in the short time I've been doing this, I've seen much more harsh reviews than this one.
The main problem is that no-one understands the purpose of TourAdvisor. TourAdvisor is about showing the NS world what regions are good to visit or even just look at, rather than a review of how regions are run, what it's like to stay permanently in a region etc. This is now the second large RP region where I've had this problem. Both here and New West Indies had a community that was focused on discord rather than on-site, had overwhelmingly long RP posts and almost nothing else on their RMBs, were completely unaccommodating of travellers and overreacted to the slightest of criticism. I just had to get this out (if you are from the New World Union, take a look at yourselves first if you are about to post about me again).
There was later a post in the region saying how a did provide good feedback.
United League of Nations(30/06/2020)
The region has some activity, but not much. I was able to have a quick look at the region's history and have a few interactions with the delegate. Nothing amazing, but a nice stay nonetheless.
A Nomadic Hut(05/07/2020)
Took a break while I faced election in Lorania on my main. Also I was starting to struggle with finding regions to move to, so I decided to spend this time forming a new method about how I chose regions to move to. The main problem was I spent a lot of time looking for regions, sometimes with little success. Another problem is that while there are over 20,000 regions, most have very few nations, a lot are puppet storage for one person and most regions are basically 'dead', with barely any RMB activity over the past few months. From what I could see, there is no way to measure RMB activity at all.
I ultimately decided on a system of picking a random page on the regions tag search, with certain tags excluded to prevent regions that I don't want to go to (ones that are two small, password-protected etc)
Region Name (19/07/2020)
A nice region, although I didn't get much response when I tried to chat. Nevertheless, enjoyed staying in the region and watching the happenings. The difficulty I had this time is that I've been spending more time focusing on my other two nations, as they now both have important government positions in other regions, leaving me less time to focus on my travels, meaning that this has almost become a nation that I simply log into everyday for a few minutes, rather than work on this dispatch or interact within a region.
The Moonlight Battle Born(27/07/2020)
If I could give this review 3.5 stars, I would, but I'll give it a three. The region is fairly new, and is also welcoming and willing to answer questions that any visitor may have. The amount of activity depends on what you're used to, you won't find dozens of RMB posts overnight, but the RMB isn't too inactive. Conversation didn't go that far though.
Nothing really notable here, just a medium-sized new-ish region with mainly new nations in it. Apparently most stuff happens on discord, but I don't know how much as I didn't join it. Relatively little activity but I've seen less before.
22/5/2020: After a couple of weeks of planning, I started my travels.
1/6/2020: First Mentioned in The Cable
2/6/2020: The Chief editor/New West Indies incident (explained more in depth above)
19/7/2020: Changed method of deciding how to move between regions from trying to find them, to picking a random page in a list of regions (excluding puppet storage, password-protected etc)
Observations about the NS community as a whole
The NS community can be impulsive, over-reactive and sometimes trying to see all of what has happened can be difficult. It's no surprise, that like any online community, NS has people who react weirdly, such as password-protecting the region in response to one nation. Also, seeing all the evidence of something can take time sometimes.
Smaller, regional communities can be very quiet, with most nations not talking to each other on their RMBs and focusing on either issues or simply logging in occasionally. There are a lot of regions with very little activity and a few old nations.
While the core of the NS community focuses on R/D, regional politics, the WA and RP, a lot of nations focus mostly on issues. Discussion about issues mainly centres in smaller regions.
Some regions have RP-centred communities with page-long post and sometimes a lack of understanding of the NS world outside RP from some nations inside these regions (not all, just more than usual). Most non-RP activity is on discord, so a lot of players might be excluded from parts of these communities.
It would be nice to learn about this region's (or is it a region?) community, which will probably be especially interesting since it seems like it's based around the classic nomadic community. It will also be a nice rest from an eventful experience in the previous region I was in (only due to a rouge nation trying to help me then effectively insulting that region).
Thank you! It would be nice to know some history/origins of Regionless + general information about the community here.
Woe're quiet community, everyone is welcome. As for history, there's a thread that explains it all
Goodbye, fellow traveller. I will stay here for the next week, before I will go. Maybe one day we might stumble upon each other while wandering around NS.
Australian rePublic and Matthuvan union
I want one of those biscuits...
Are you trying recruiting here to make this region bigger? Just was wandering whether you wanted it to be this size or for it to grow. Also, what is the role of the security guards?
Well, it is time to move on from here. It was nice to stay in this region (or is it?), but I will be sailing off to a new region tonight. I wish the best for this region and it's future.
Goodbye, and thank you for welcoming me here.
Hi people of regionless, excellent issues eh!!
como vai?.. any poll?
hi freinds havent been here so i thought i would drop by and see if everyone is in good health
good sorry i was with someone you seem to be doing good for yourself and the region