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Thursday, May 5, 2011

NationStates, The Game Where You Get To Be The Goverment!

Recently, a chat room that I go to frequently started playing "NationStates." It's a game where you run your own country. You can make it reflect your real views or just make your own third-world country!

My Nation tis of the, Sweet Land of Fries and Dildos...

Yes, that is my nation.

You can make your own currency, flag, nations animal, get real world issues that you can choose to solve, make worse, or just dismiss the issue all together (just like REAL CONGRESS! :D) You can follow other nations, endorse them, I believe go to war with them but I haven't found that button yet, you can elect delegates in your region, this game is literally Sims: Government.

My only complaint is that this game is INCREDIBLY slow paced. The makers really went that extra mile to make his game as much life real life as they could. The fastest option you can set your issues on is two issues a day.If that bores you they have the "World Assembly" where you can vote on what ever the issue is at the time (There's the General Assembly and the Security Council, both of which have an issue you can vote on) and when that gets boring, you have the forums. here is where you find those that take this game way to seriously, those who are having fun with it, and people that just want to stir up trouble.

Overall its a very interesting game. It is slow, yet I find my self checking my nation multiple times daily. I recommend this game if you are one of those that typically says "If I was in charge of this country..." its a great way to see what your actions would do if you did in fact have your own nation to run. I suggest at least checking it out and inviting your friends to play too. This way all those political arguments can stop and see which would actually be better for a country.

26 comments:

  1. I've always been slightly obsessed with these real-time web games. This one is one I'll definitely look up.

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  2. Haha, this is still around? We played that in my high school government class.

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  3. I used to do this all the time, i had a gov that was all war and no liberties. Cash was a primary in my government.

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  4. "The Dictatorship of Dicks and Taters" HAHA! Mad clever. I remember in high school we played a different game for my economics class. Brings back memories. :p

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  5. Gave it a go a few years back, got a bit tired of it after a while.

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  6. Looks like something worth trying

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  7. Huh this sounds kinda fun!

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  8. YES..can I follow people on that thing. I hated the idea of blogging like 2 weeks ago, but this is actually pretty fun. (Game sounds like its amazing btw)

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  9. I used to be into this a few years back. Needless to say I had a serious nation and a nation I used to express the dickhead side of me.

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  10. Started up a libertarian nation. Should be fun.

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  11. This game looks really cool. I hope I can just keep up with it. I played Hattrick for awhile, but it just got so slow I didn't even want to play it anymore.

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  12. eRepublik is a good alternative too

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  13. ahh, I shall have some fun playing with this! :D

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  14. woah, sounds amazing. bookmarked!

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  15. Is it a text game? I used to play games like this to help out my friends, but I never really cared about winning or anything, I was pretty much a production colony.

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  16. I played this and then stopped... Now you got me playing again :D

    Socialistic dictatorship FTW

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  17. I am going to start this right now.

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  18. looks pretty nice. i'm gonna try it right now actually.

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  19. I remember playing that one forum game... That one which I always ended up being a emo... meh wtv. I'll have to try this one!

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  20. this game sounds like e-republic

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  21. I love the concept a lot and would play, but I too can't stand having to check up on my account every 6 hours. it drives me batty. When I want my hour long fix, nothing should stop me.

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  22. oh my lord this is great! i just made an account :O

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  23. This sounds great I will have to check it out@

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