TIBOE's (Ten Thousand Islands Brigade of Official Endorsers) Mission Statement:
To Endorse all WA Islanders while remaining below the endorsement cap, Encourage Islanders to join the WA and endorse the Delegate, and Inform the populace about WA endorsements, endotarting, and other related topics.
Current Delegate: Wischland
Why You Should Endorse the Delegate
• Endorsements improve regional security. In NationStates, the Delegate seat is the main tool raiders use when invading regions. Every nation that endorses the Delegate is one more nation that the raiders would have to have on their side in order to usurp XKI.
• Every endorsement gives our Delegate an extra vote in the World Assembly, which helps us to counter raider regions by pushing through
Liberation resolutions at the Security Council.
• And our Delegate always votes the result of WA polls on our offsite forum, which means you have direct control over how our Delegate votes!
For more information, please visit this dispatch:
In NationStates, the World Assembly Delegate of a region is the nation that has received the most endorsements from their regionmates. Most of the largest regions in the game, including 10000 Islands, have effectively replaced this system by one in which the Delegate is chosen through a more organized method (in our case, democratic elections held every 6 months). To enforce this system, the Delegate needs to receive the maximum endorsements possible while all other nations have their endorsement count limited (something known as an endorsement cap).
However, mechanically, in the eyes of the game itself, the Delegate is still simply the nation with the most endorsements, no matter how these endorsements where gathered. This can be exploited by other regions, commonly known as raiders, to irregularly seize the Delegacy by flooding the region with foreign nations that coordinately endorse each other.
As a fairly large and powerful region that is well known for opposing raiders all over NationStates (more below), 10000 Islands would make for a high-profile target. Precisely because of it, our region has taken care to be as secure as possible. 10000 Islands has a non-executive Delegate, which limits the damage that a potential raider invasion could have, as well as an active Founder, who can immediately undo any actions raiders can take in our region.
These security measures mean that 10000 Islands can never be really destroyed completely in an invasion. Regardless, rival regions still have an interest in temporarily securing the Delegate seat to embarrass us, and it is better in all cases if raiders fail to seize the Delegate position in the first place. While 10000 Islands is a very large region in which the Delegate typically has hundreds of endorsements, every single extra endorsement our WA Delegate has is one extra endorsement that raiders would need to overcome to overthrow the legitimate Delegate.
World Assembly voting power
WA Delegates are intended to represent their region's voice at the World Assembly. As such, they have special voting powers. The vote a Delegate casts is worth 1 + the number of endorsements they have. For this reason, powerful Delegates with very large votes tend to decide the outcome of a resolution. The more endorsements our Delegate has, the more powerful will 10000 Islands be at the World Assembly, allowing us to advance our interests and influence debates on new international law, Commendations, and Condemnations (which can be important to counter raider propaganda). Furthermore, in 10000 Islands, the Delegate's voice is your voice: the Delegate votes according to the result of a forum WA voting poll in which you can participate!
Advocating defender values
But a powerful WA vote is important not only for roleplay, but also to advocate our defender values. To our very core, 10000 Islands is a defender region that opposes raiders all over NationStates. Even for nations that are not directly involved with TITO, our regional army, 10000 Islands's stated political purpose at every level is to protect the safety of smaller, innocent regions that did not ask to be part of the NationStates' "raider and defender" (R&D) gameplay. If raiders succeed in invading a region and taking full control of it, its community is at a very high risk of being destroyed.
TITO is our region's main way of combating raiders. However, in some situations, raiders can get a strategic leg up in an invasion. In that case, there is still hope to save the community of the region being raided: a World Assembly Security Council Liberation Resolution. A SC Liberation forcibly removes the password of a region, allowing native nations to regain control with TITO's aid.
For this to occur though, the SC Liberation needs to pass at the World Assembly (with >50% support) as soon as possible, reason why a stronger vote at the World Assembly is absolutely crucial. We need to make sure our WA vote is at its absolute strongest to preserve the sovereignty of defenseless regions.
Summary of August Events
During August, TIBOE strove to increase the number of endorsement welfare reminders significantly. At the time of writing, TIBOE has posted a total of 7 reminders to endorse Wischland on the RMB during August and a total of 16 reminders to endorse Wischland and endorse nations under the minimum endorsement cap. 16 minus 7 yields 9 endorsement welfare reminders! Confused? Perhaps a visual demonstration might help:
have not met the minimum endorsement cap. Please endorse them for a stronger, safer XKI!
For more information on TIBOE’s endorsement welfare program, please visit this post: page=rmb/postid=43878114
Thank you again to HN67 for creating a program for TIBOE that produces a list of nations under the minimum endorsement cap
TIBOE’s August Objectives
This month's primary objective was to keep the average endorsement per Islander above 25 and reduce the number of nations below 20 endorsements by 3.
This month's secondary objective was to increase the average endorsement per Islander to at least 26 and reduce the number of nations below 20 endorsements by 5.
As of the 30th of August, the average endorsement per Islander is at 24.54.
At the beginning of August, the average endorsement per Islander was 25.13, meaning that TIBOE has not met the former part of our primary objective or our secondary objective. Unfortunately, the average endorsement per Islander has decreased.
However, at the start of August, there were 42 nations under the minimum endorsement cap. As of the 30th of August, there are only 27 nations below 20 endorsements. During August, TIBOE reduced the number of nations below 20 endorsements by not 3, not 5, but 15 endorsements. So, TIBOE has met the latter part of our primary and secondary objectives!
We interrupt this celebratory moment to remind you to endorse Wischland if you haven’t already!
Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
TIBOE Member Highlight: Get the Inside Scoop!
This is your chance to learn more about the nations that make TIBOE tick! Every month a different TIBOE member will be spotlighted.
For our second highlight, you likely know him from his enthusiastic RMB reminders to endorse the Delegate and his uplifting positivity. Yes, it’s Gonggong! Despite only having served in TIBOE for a month, he has already been awarded the WASP Palm Tree of Community for his hard work and persistence. I managed to lure him in with a cookie. Here is what he had to say:
Gong joined TIBOE around 1 month ago!
What motivated you to join TIBOE?
Gong wanted to join the TIBOE because Gong wanted to be like the Valentian Elysium.
What do you enjoy most about being a TIBOE member?
Gong like posting endorsing reminder messages in the region message board!
What do you feel you have contributed to TIBOE?
Gong feel like Gong have helped by posting reminder messages!
If you could choose a ridiculous nickname for yourself, what would it be?
What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done? Would you do it again?
Gong have once played with pencil sharpener and Gong got cut. Gong would not do it again because Gong cried.
If you could be famous for anything, what would you be famous for?
If Gong were famous Gong would want to be famous for cooking good foods!
Please complete the knock-knock joke:
- Knock Knock!
- Who’s there?
- Cookie who?
- Gong want cookie!
A total of 14* nations endorsed Wischland over the course of August.
On average, Wischland gained 0.5* endorsement per day.
Wischland averaged 332* endorsements for August.
*1: As of the 30th of August
*2: Slope of graph
*3: The mean number of total endorsements