Yeah, we kinda need more activity from newer nations, and I reckon it’s down to three reasons:
1. They just create a nation then leave it (very common)
2. They just answer issues
3. They don’t know what we’re talking about and therefore feel intimidated and nervous to enter the chat.
So yeah, I think it’s down to those reasons, however we should be willing to make changes in order to allow new arrivals to assimilate in the DRF
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There has been a recent announcement from DRF Regional Court and that is that Puetavisa has now dropped the charges against Abbots! Despite this though, the charges could be brought back, but as of now, our Foreign Secretary is off the hook. We have spoken to Puet, and all will be revealed in an exclusive interview to be published soon, we've talked about the trial, TWC and just general opinions in NS! Keep an eye out for it soon!
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Following our interview with the DRF Foreign Secretary, the Foreign Minister of The Wolf Clan decided to get in the act and asked for an interview as well. Being a good friend of the DRF, we spoke to Puetavisa about TWC, the trial and just NS itself! All of this interview was what was sent to me and all words are 100% authentic. Enjoy!
So, can you just start by explaining your history on NS (like what regions you were in etc)?
Well, I found out about this game by reading the books “Jennifer Government” and “Machine Man” in college. I remembered how good those books were, and through a quick Google search, I found out about NationStates!
I got a recruitment telegram from Ridgefield, and earned a government position within weeks. I tend to get bored of regions, so I moved to KAISERREICH and obtained a title within the nobility there.
Later on, I reunited with some old friends in Hegiroth, which then became The Clover Confederation. Alpha Wolf shot me a DM on Discord, asking who I was. We soon became good friends, and I took up what I thought would be a break from TCC, as I frankly found it hard to balance NS and my life, as my son was born around this time.
The rest is history. I found the balance between real life and gaming, and now hold positions in multiple regions and organizations.
And you are now Foreign Minister for The Wolf Clan. How does it feel to represent one of the most famous regions in NS?
It was very surreal at first. I never thought I’d be as well known and prominent as I am now. I went from being a Chancellor for a region of 10 people, to being a public figure in the world of NationStates. It has been an extremely good opportunity, and I’ve helped build the region up, along with the help of the rest of The Wolf Clan officials and citizens.
You had a great first few days on the job, have your plans changed from what you thought when you were first appointed?
No, my goals were very broad. I wanted to form the monarchy, and I made my deadline of obtaining 5 states 3 months ahead of my deadline. I wanted to create a more set government, and we now have a parliament and have ratified our constitution. Who knows what the future will hold?
In July, you called for the trial of Abbots for treason, why exactly did you do this?
He allegedly led to the crumbling of TCC, which in turn, resulted in the immigration of Rughzhenhaide to The Wolf Clan. It was bumpy at first, but I’ve realized that Rugh coming to TWC has been a huge help, and the situation seems to have settled down.
On Sunday, you announced you’d dropped the charges for now, but not for good. How likely are you to bring the charges back?
It’s hard to say now. I’ve come to realize that there’s no need to press charges and publicly shame him, as he does that regardless. Why overwork when he does it naturally? I have more important things to deal with. ;)
And now onto a different subject, and I’m sure lots of people want to know this, who is the heir to Hannibal Soto?
The lore of “Hannibal” is something I don’t even know yet. I’ve come to love this alias and character, as I’ve used it for over 5 1/2 years now. I tried assassinating Hannibal, but it’s such a cool character and a very fitting name for me as well. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
How long are you wanting to stay in TWC for? If you plan to leave in the future, do you prefer moving around a lot or staying just in one region?
I plan on staying in The Wolf Clan until Alpha Wolf and Apostate get fed up with me. Haha!
I’ve been looking for a region like this; one big enough to stand its own, but small enough to where everyone knows each other. Best choice I’ve ever made.
And finally, what are your thoughts on puppets?
There was once a time when I had about 200 puppets, and I just found it stressful and tedious to log into them everyday. Today, I maintain about 10-15. To each his own, though!
I’m not going to tell you how to play the video game; if you like having a thousand puppets, good for you!
Another interview! This time with Puetavisa!
Good day to you to! To answer your question, nothing much has changed. We’re a still a democracy, and a free region. If you want to see what has changed, I recommend reading the newspaper, which you can read below!
It’s been 17 days since we last published a news article and we have a fair bit of news for you! Things have happened and some you might not have heard before, so sit back, relax and enjoy this edition of The DRF Chronicle!
1. Zweites Preussen elected PM
In our last edition, we brought you the story that the 17th August would be the date of the next DRF General Election. There were three candidates standing, and here at the Chronicle, we successfully predicted the win going to Zweites. This win all but confirms Zweites being PM for six months by the end of his next term. The new PM also made changes to the cabinet, to note a few, Abbots becoming Foreign Secretary, The Excalian-Freedonian Puppet becoming Home Secretary and Matroyska becoming Chief Justice. Another move made was the decision to not have an RP Minister, which was backed up and eventually all questions were answered. We look forward to see what our new PM will provide for the region in the coming months and what impact it could have in the region.
2. Puetavisa temporarily drops charges
A story that broke really recently was this, and it shows another turn in this ongoing trial. It started when Abbots declared that he was off the hook on the DRF RMB, only to be put down by the leader of the charges, Puetavisa. The trial so far hasn’t been able to make much progress, and if it were to continue, Puetavisa would have to present his reasoning to the court. Puet replied on the RMB with this post to almost sum up why no progress has been made, but also to reply to Abbots:
And so, we still don’t know what the outcome of the trial will be, we have a potential end to the event or we could see a continuation of the trial in the future. It seems that Puetavisa is willing to end this matter completely, which might come as a shock to some, following his passionate call for this trial. Unfortunately from the moment this trial was called two months ago, everything has been up in the air.
3. API recruitment begins with fairly limited results
One of the ongoing promises of a DRF PM candidate is to boost recruitment, but no one really got it going. That’s until now of course! Before the election, it was announced that Zweites Preussen had started API recruitment with DRF Office of Recruitment. This continued after Zweites’ re-election and then, earlier this week, the DRF welcomed the first recruit from this process, Hosecannon. The PM was very pleased about this new arrival, and alongside some other new members, it takes the DRF population up to 20.
1. New Foreign Secretary shows eco-friendly stance
Newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Abbots has begun to make the region more eco-friendly through embassy requests over the past week. Embassy proposals were made to Environmental Protection Council and Paris Agreement, both are very influential regions in the world. This means that DRF is supporting the eco-friendly movement, which hasn’t been shown before. With a new Foreign Secretary comes new plans, and maybe these plans involve more eco-friendly options.
2. PM denies chance to join TWC kingdom
The DRF and TWC have recently improved relations between each other, both having embassies and speaking on the respective RMBs, even Skundi was given the title of Knight of the Grand Wolf! But when Alpha Wolf suggested of the DRF joining as a state, the PM opted for the independent option and the proposal was turned down. Had the PM agreed, there would’ve been a regional poll to decide on whether the DRF should join. We don’t really know what DRF citizens think about TWC, so it is highly likely that the citizens would vote against the proposal.
Next exclusive article: We hope to interview our new Foreign Secretary about his stance, his plans and his job! Keep on the lookout for it!
I don't think internet activism will help much. So, I know this is not very progressive and stuff but I frankly don't care because:
1. Climate change, if it's real, can no longer be reversed. We are past the point of no return. Well, not exactly. We would have to revert to being neanderthals and billions would die.
2. Not all scientists agree that climate change is anthropogenic. We have had ice ages and hot periods before. Way before we invented combustion engines and stuff.
3. I saw no concrete proof. Mostly post hoc fallacies.
Why not raise awareness of pollution instead? It seems to be a much more pressing problem.
Also, blame cow farts.
We aren't past a point of "no return", to put that to rest. We can all make a change, adapt and develop to a new age, we lived so long without the grand things we see today, we can do it again.
Climate Change, at least today, is our fault and our fault only. We weren't even around or thriving for most shifts, now we either make changes to prevent it or we all suffer from our modern demise.
Also, believe what you want, I'll always respect it, I just might not agree with it.
"a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular, a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels."
(Pollution we made, and it's technically part of Climate Change, so I do help "raise awareness" for it.)