[MN]: World Power Status
- Jan 7, 2018
⌈ MODERN NATIONS ⌋ World Powers
- We're reintroducing the World Power status. This is an outstanding achievement to obtain in which you possess both economic might and influence. Unlike real life, military strength plays a minuscule role in distinguishing who is a world power because this symbol is an indication of how much influence you gain and not whose forces are the largest. You must receive enough votes from the nations of power to acquire the status. However, at times players may use this restrictively to designate a state whose power is pre-eminent in one specific area, such as their military or wealth. We'll be allowing 3 world powers at any one time but this does not always make them equal. Their existence determines the stability of the international stage as well as the prospects for war and peace, so it's important that our players vote with complete honestly. The voting process will occur every 12 months within game.
- Each world power will receive a star symbol before their name for a period of 6 out-of-character months. However, this will not transfer with you in the event of a transfer. The position will remain vacant until the voting phase in the next game year. World powers will be known for their technological advancement, therefore they can access commercial and military products that enter service up to 5 years later than the forum. They will be allowed to sell, trade or exchange these products with the rest of the community, allowing more sophisticated technology to be used within game. Certain national statistics will improve as you become a prosperous, stable nation and it's reasonable to expect local authorities and military troops to perform better as a unit. These conditions, in turn, directly relates to courage, confidence, discipline, enthusiasm, and willingness to endure the sacrifices and hardships of their duties.
- Every 12 in-character months, the voting process will open using google forms. This form will ask you 10 to 15 questions, all designed around the factors above. Your answers will be used to calculate who has the most votes in each category to best determine who should be a world power. The top three will be chosen, with the remaining countries being put into a list of most influential to the least. This way, players can see what they must improve on if they ever hope to achieve the title. The staff team will be monitoring the results closely to ensure all answers are made without bias. This is not about voting for your friends out-of-character, but who has influenced your country. These two things are very different.