NationStates Jolt Archive

.: The BIG Collaborative List of Suggested NS Improvements:.

11-04-2009, 22:00
The BIG Collaborative List of Suggested NS Improvements

Organized by Unibot

If you wanted to see the drama of NS improvements unfold for itself, I'd suggest taking a look at the ol' NS World Improvements ( thread
which sparked a NS-wide flurry of creativity and loveable innovation.

Legend has it that a well caffeinated young cap by the name of Unibot once postponed breakfast, lunch and dinner to read through all of the posts on that legendary thread.

However for those that opt not to read through dozens of muddled comments and ideas, here's a neat collection of them...

Regional Influence

• Get rid of Regional Influence + Founders (
• Get rid of Founders (
• Make Regional Influence Optional (
• Get rid of just Regional Influence (
• Changing the mechanics of Influence (Seniority VS. Endorsement) (
• Evil Wolf's Post on the subject (
• • Snefaldia's post on the subject (

NationStates Customization

• Regional Categories (
• Take my fun Regional Category NationStates-esque Quiz! (
• Regional Issues (
• Bicameral System, with Regional Delegates and WA delegates (no founders) (
• Ketchupland's post that inspired the Bicameral system (
• Regions can decide between different types of voting structure (
• Extended BBcode and allowed length in Factbooks and Telegrams (
• Different regional types (unicameral, founders, bicameral, and anarchies)
• Regional & Nation Customization (
• Including links to helpful tutorials and other links of interest in the first standard game telegram
• Always allow WA Delegates to edit the WFE, regardless of settings by Founder
• Disallow Founder to edit WFE
• NS Cartography Game Feature (
• New Ratings for Government Stability & Military Strength (
• Dossier Settings ( To set current relations with neighbors. (totally cosmetic from my understanding)
• In-Game Calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (


• Safezones for people who just want to play "politician". (
• A Whitelist (
• Regional Moderator (
• Passwords which drain influence (
• Frisbeeteria's post on the subject (

Regional Advertisement and Community Growth

• Regional Endorsements (
• A TG-All in region function for Delegate/Founder (
• A feeder license for powerful user created regions (
• Naivetry's post on the subject (
• An Adzone concept (with either a telegram ad, or an adspot) (
• Organization of the Regions by Regional Power (
• Broadcast Zones (
• Kandarin's FAQ on Broadcast Zones (

World Assembly

• "Burn" function for Proposals. (
• Proposal Raiders (
• • My Problem with Quorum (
• • • QoD telling me to shut about Quorum, or leave :D (a long standing tradition apparently) (
• An "effect" line for a proposal, to be written by the proposer or someone else. (
• Making Quorum harder to get. (
• An automatic delegacy function for regions with only one WA member. (
• Kandarin's post on Quorum Inflation (
• Discussing the proposal list in the delegate's standard congratulations telegram (
• Advertising the proposal list better than a small measly link on the WA page. (You can tell how I feel about this one. :D )
• Adding a 'mild' strength to the Environment Category. (
• Deleting some of the unproductive or under used Proposal Categories. (

Other Game Mechanics
• Changing the time of update (
• Open Source NationStates (
• Close down feeders (
• Easter Egg Issue for National History (
• My Attempt to Write it (
• Replace Telegram System with New Feature (
• United Anacreon's post on a Sent Box (

I'll add to the list as you or me find/remember more.
12-04-2009, 22:18
- Always allow WA Delegates to edit the WFE, regardless of settings by Founder.
- Disallow Founder to edit WFE.

12-04-2009, 23:00
Thanks for the list, Unibot. :)

Could we perhaps organize these by what element of the game they impact? So everything dealing primarily with changes to Influence mechanics in one section, everything to do with regional customization in another, etc.

And then brief descriptions would be good. I can work on that, if you don't have time.
12-04-2009, 23:02
It would be useful, too, if you linked the threads to each of the elements so people can see what was decided, rather than arguing it all over from square one again.
13-04-2009, 04:30
13-04-2009, 06:33
Muchas gracias, Unibot.
13-04-2009, 07:51
Very, very nice. :D

Changing the time of update -
13-04-2009, 17:36
Changing the time of update -

Ah yes, I forgot about that one. :)

Muchas gracias, Unibot

Hey, no problem!
13-04-2009, 18:09
It took me forever to figure out how to put a space in BBcode,

[color=white]____[/ color]

But this baby worked just fine!
21-04-2009, 17:12

- Broadcast Zones
- Easter Egg Issue
Charlotte Ryberg
26-04-2009, 18:17
This is a great list: should this be stickied?
26-04-2009, 19:50
More Articulate Title
Added a bit of a prologue

This is a great list

Hey Thanks! :)
Charlotte Ryberg
26-04-2009, 20:16
I came up with maps as a new idea here (
26-04-2009, 20:30
I came up with maps as a new idea here.

Ah, I remember that now. It was a pretty cool idea, I'd at least like to see the ability to link or display a map in a nation's theoretical "factbook" that people have been clambering for.


Cartography Feature
Itinerate Tree Dweller
29-04-2009, 11:10
Various ideas of mine:
29-04-2009, 17:15

Tree Dweller's various ideas
In-Game GDP calculator
30-04-2009, 02:06
I remember one that's been suggested (and rejected) multiple times in the past (I also remember why it's been rejected), the ability to go through the region list by letter.
30-04-2009, 03:30
I also remember why it's been rejected

Was it because of server restraints or coding difficulty?
30-04-2009, 15:30
Was it because of server restraints or coding difficulty?

30-04-2009, 17:38

Hhmmm...I wonder about the "sorting by Regional power" idea that seemed popular then.
30-04-2009, 17:57

QoD's ideas from the Feeder Thread.