NationStates Jolt Archive

GDP & UN Rankings

16-11-2003, 01:57
Two completely unrelated game changes I'd like to see:

1. It'd be very neat if the nation's GDP was listed. There's already data on government support of businesses and economy, as well as population. This should be relatively easy to do based on that information. In fact there's already formulas by various nations for doing this. I'd like to see this integrated into the game because (a) it's just plain cool, (b) having more data available it could be more accurate, and (c) it would be a great definitive (different from a possibly disputed nation's formula) reference for RPers.

2. UN rankings currently depend almost exclusively on population which is most clear on the world page where the top 10 are almost always all in the billion range and usually feature FeministBioengineering, Sketch, Yucaztlan, Evil cookies, and Bushytails. I'd like to see this change so any sized nation has an equal chance at the top except for UN rankings that are specifically affected by population. I personally have 1.3 billion so in the current system I have more of a shot than most others, which (a) proves my impartiality and (b) just isn't right.
16-11-2003, 02:21
Both those suggestions are fairly good. However, wanting the Nation's GDP somewhere else is a common suggestion. And I've seen the number one nation in the world be UNDER 100 MILLION. It's happened only about twice though....
16-11-2003, 02:32
sorry i interupted!! BUt Help!!!! I dont know what I am doing?? How do you even play this game??? :(
16-11-2003, 03:36
Look at the various stickies and announcements for the answer(s) Bajorn.

As for nations with higher pops being higher in the rankings .. it's because they've had more time to become more extremist-ish (the rankings are a demonstration of how extreme the nation is on any one slider, after all).
16-11-2003, 14:02
Yeahh, but it shouldn't be that way. It should be a measure of extreme per citizen.
The Most Glorious Hack
16-11-2003, 14:17
There are some per-capita rankings that come out every now and then.

As for the GDP, well, there is no "Official" NationStates GDP Calculator. The game itself doesn't apply any currency value to your economic ranking, the calculators that exist are just ones created by players using educated guesses for what each Economic rank equates.