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Player's Handle: Aquitayne/Aq

Player's Astyrian Nations: Aquitayne, Caranad, New Pangus (de facto)

Player's Non-Astyrian Nations: None that are active.

Years Active in NationStates: 5 years, joined July 24, 2011.

When Did You First Join Astyria? I was voted in on 25 November 2013.

A Little Bit About Me... College student living in the eastern U.S. I'm also a Roleplay mentor.

Favorite Genres: Diplomacy, military, MT, PT, fantasy, FT, character development, etc.

Favorite Writers: Bernard Cornwell, George Orwell, Aldus Huxley, E.E Cummings, Neal Stephenson, Mark Z. Danielewski, Markus Zusak. Much more.

Nationality: American.

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Applications / [READ FIRST]: Application
« on: September 09, 2016, 07:40:47 PM »
BEFORE POSTING ANYWHERE, PLEASE FILL OUT THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOUND BELOW AND POST IT IN THIS BOARD. THE APPLICATION'S TOPIC SHOULD READ: [NATION NAME]: APPLICATION

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Thanks for your interest in the region. Filling out this questionnaire ahead of time will greatly speed up the process for membership. Please give as full an answer to each question as possible. If any one of them seems redundant to you, or you have elaborated on the matter in a previous answered question, please redirect us to that answer.

[b]1. First, if you could tell us more about yourself to help in the selection process -
Are you new to NS or a vet player, also, are you returning to NS with another account?[/b]

[b]2. Have you ever applied to Astyria before, and if so, when? What account name were you applying with at the time?[/b]

[b]3. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?
Which one is your primary account that you use most often?[/b]

[b]4. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. If you were in another RP region, why did you leave?[/b]

[b]5. What do you like to write within the NS realm - In other words, what is your focus? i.e. Economics/trade (GE&T), diplomacy (NS), NS Sports, character RP, War & conflict (II), factbooks/iiwiki or other (please specify if other)[/b]

[b]6a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT (please narrow down to a specific century or millenia), Fantech (please be specific about what makes your RP fantasy), PT (please narrow down to a specific century)[/b]

[b]6b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?[/b]

[b]7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Astyria and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?
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[b]8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?[/b]

[b]Please provide a link to your NationStates account here:[/b]

If you are unwilling or unable to answer these questions, the process won't go very well, more than likely. Thank you in advance.
Also, be aware, upon temporary acceptance, most new members have a stay in our Probation region before admittance to the Main region. This generally lasts about a month, but it could take more or less time.

Lastly, be aware that our region RPs in MT - Modern Technology level. Not that many of our members don't dabble in other tech levels and time periods, but when we talk about affairs and canon building, most often it is in MT.

Thanks again for your patience with our process.
Pastebin link to the application form: https://pastebin.com/20jXgCzT

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Membership Guidelines / CTE's and Low Activity
« on: September 09, 2016, 07:37:46 PM »
Activity may get low, RL may get in the way and disrupt NS plans, whether its work, school or family that calls your attention away, I guarantee you 100% that IT WILL HAPPEN! No one expects you to be on and engaged 24/7, if they do, that's just ridiculous. They need a reality check. So, no need to feel guilty, people. RL always takes precedence. Always.

Here's some tips so you can pick up where you left off in Astyria, especially if you think you might CTE:
1. Keep in touch with someone on NS; preferably someone here, if you plan to come back to our region. Facebook, email, telegram, whatever. Stay in touch, if you can. Let us know what's going on. Because, you know, we care and stuff.

2. Try to sign in every month. It takes minutes. Should you CTE, don't worry. Really, there is no need for panic.
Then you might say, 'Oh crap, I want to reactivate.' Do so. Then STAY in the feeder region. DO NOT go to another RP region, gameplay region, etc. We will assume you're done with us and if you want to come back after that, you will have to re-apply all over again and explain everything. However, if you contact the WAD from the feeder region upon respawn, more than likely, barring any odd situation, you should be able to get the password for the main region to come back. It will depend on the situation and length of absence.

3. If you CTE in probation, without ever having made it to the main region, that's too bad. Do over. Re-apply. Another full stay in probation, if accepted. In rare instances, we may make an exception, but don't count on it.

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Membership Guidelines / Member Application
« on: September 09, 2016, 07:37:12 PM »
Thanks for your interest in the region. Filling out this questionnaire ahead of time will greatly speed up the process for membership. Please give as full an answer to each question as possible. If any one of them seems redundant to you, or you have elaborated on the matter in a previous answered question, please redirect us to that answer.

1. First, if you could tell us more about yourself to help in the selection process -
Are you new to NS or a vet player, also, are you returning to NS with another account?

2. Have you ever applied to Astyria before, and if so, when? What account name were you applying with at the time?

3. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?
Which one is your primary account that you use most often?

4. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. If you were in another RP region, why did you leave?

5. What do you like to write within the NS realm - In other words, what is your focus? i.e. Economics/trade (GE&T), diplomacy (NS), NS Sports, character RP, War & conflict (II), factbooks/iiwiki or other (please specify if other)

6a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT (please narrow down to a specific century or millenia), Fantech (please be specific about what makes your RP fantasy), PT (please narrow down to a specific century)

6b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Astyria and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?

If you are unwilling or unable to answer these questions, the process won't go very well, more than likely. Thank you in advance.
Also, be aware, upon temporary acceptance, most new members have a stay in our Probation region before admittance to the Main region. This generally lasts about a month, but it could take more or less time.

Lastly, be aware that our region RPs in MT - Modern Technology level. Not that many of our members don't dabble in other tech levels and time periods, but when we talk about affairs and canon building, most often it is in MT.

Thanks again for your patience with our process.

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Membership Guidelines / How to Move from Probation to Main
« on: September 09, 2016, 07:36:31 PM »
Basically, what you need to do is this:

Keep getting involved in regional RPs that are open to you. Like the Stories From Astyria thread is always open to willing participants. You do need to apply first: http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=297977

Several members often have diplomatic or crisis threads. Or...you could plan a diplomatic thread of your own out with someone in Astyria or Probation.

There is the annual Alpen View Brew Festival thread that happens in the fall. That's always open to everyone, within certain rules. Read up on that and apply here: http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=211832

Keep doing your thing in the diplomacy threads, whether that's sports, diplomacy/character RP, II/war, GE&T or even Portal to the Multiverse. Just get involved. We don't count the General forums as RP, except for P2TM, so we'd recommend staying away from General and F7 unless you have unlimited time and can get both solid RPing and yukyuking/debating in.

Keep checking out both RMBs in the main and probation regions. You may not be able to post in main, but you might catch something we forgot to post over in probation.

IRC. Jump on there when you can to our regional channel, link in the probation WFE. Talk to us, ask questions.

All these things are optional, but they will get you 'points', so to speak, towards entry to the main region and have us members knowing that you want to be an involved, active, equal part of Astyria.

Additionally, if you don't hear about your status after a month in probation, a gentle TG reminder to the WAD is acceptable. If you haven't gotten into the main within a month, don't lose hope. They may be taking time on voting you in, or are looking for a bit more visibility from you.

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General Discussion / Welcome!
« on: September 09, 2016, 07:35:01 PM »
Welcome to the great NationStates region of Astyria!
Formed in the wake of the collapse of Tetrakon, Astyria is home to five massive continents and billions of souls.

Some tidbits:

  • Astyria is a modern-tech, role-play centric region
  • "Founding Nations" are nations that have moved to Astyria by 3/1/13
  • Astyria's IIWiki information can be accessed here!
  • Astyria's current list of Roleplays can be found here!
Our current World Assembly Delegate is: Blackhelm Confederacy.



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