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NationStatesHolics Anonymous RMB

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Founder: The Gaming Disorder of Molch

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Nudest: 891st Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,249th
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Addicted to NationStates? Then swing by with an anonymous puppet!

Maybe share why you think you are? How do you cope with it?

Or tell us why you think you do NOT suffer a gaming disorder despite having 300 nations in which you log in daily every 3min 30h a day!

Is it worth it? Is this game really that good? A part of me thinks it is, probably not a healthy part.

Don't expect professional help. Don't expect any help! Which you probably anyway don't seek.

But....

You are not alone.

and to acknowledge to oneself that there might be an issue doesn't harm, right?

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NationStates Addicts Anonymous

A self-help region for addicted nations and friends.

LinkWHO: gaming disorder

LinkWikipedia: video game addiction


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NationStatesHolics Anonymous contains 4 nations.

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The Rudest Citizens in NationStatesHolics Anonymous

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As a region, NationStatesHolics Anonymous is ranked 10,075th in the world for Rudest Citizens.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Free Land of Roaming in the GloamingLeft-Leaning College State“Onward, ever! Backward, never! Our future is within us!”
2.The Borderlands of TheShadowInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Lurking and Smirking”
3.The Gaming Disorder of MolchInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Blub Blub Blu”
4.The Sweet Dreams of PictouLeft-wing Utopia“Je viens chercher ce qu'il me faut pour repartir.”

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Urum wrote:Screamers are some sort of jumpscares which are very loud to make the viewer be scared, laugh or be surprised.

Ohh....you mean like the 'guy finds a big spider on the wall and when he goes to trap it it jumps on him/on the camera' kind of thing? 🕷️📱📹

Neo Splatoonia wrote:Ohh....you mean like the 'guy finds a big spider on the wall and when he goes to trap it it jumps on him/on the camera' kind of thing? 🕷️📱📹

I think so, btw go to screamer.wiki for more info.

Pictou wrote:Howís the addiction going, chaps? Am I right in thinking most of us are at peace with our presence in NationStates at the moment?

Iím down to 66 nations from a high of 104. The majority are puppets that do nothing at all.

I have never really recovered from the Mod sweep which ended Unindicted coconspirator et al. but I have slowly built back up to eighteen nations.

Roaming in the Gloaming wrote:I have never really recovered from the Mod sweep which ended Unindicted coconspirator et al. but I have slowly built back up to eighteen nations.

Itís hard to build down because you put work into building a nation and donít want to let it go.

Pictou wrote:Howís the addiction going, chaps? Am I right in thinking most of us are at peace with our presence in NationStates at the moment?

Iím down to 66 nations from a high of 104. The majority are puppets that do nothing at all.

I was in peace because not active at all, or because completely in control. Then I recently had quite some stress and fun in a founderless region. The fun was bigger than the stress, so I enjoyed it anyway.

Things have settled now but I'm struggling a little as I can't pull out completely anytime I want because I took over responsibility in this region, which I usually totally avoid.

But I do things slowly the last few days, so it is still fine. And I think I will be able to further reduce NS time in the long run. So peace is not there yet but is in sight, I'd say.

May I ask if this peak with the 104 nations was a long time ago, or rather recently? You are still reducing?

Roaming in the Gloaming wrote:I have never really recovered from the Mod sweep which ended Unindicted coconspirator et al. but I have slowly built back up to eighteen nations.

Pictou wrote:Itís hard to build down because you put work into building a nation and donít want to let it go.

My number of nations exploded when I started to be more active again last year. But all together I care less about them, at least I think so.
It was the first time this year (since my restart about 5 years ago), that I intentionally let two nations go.

Neo Splatoonia wrote:🃏🎴🃏🎴🃏🎴Hello all, hope you are all well!!
Pick a card..pick any card..that's right, this week's poll at The Vincence Empire, is regarding the NationStates Trading Cards!! Please don't forget to give us your vote and feel free to share to others (it's an open poll, non-restricted) , this concerns every nation and region on NationStates!! Only up for three days! Make your vote count! ☑️
page=poll/p=171953
🎴🃏🎴🃏🎴 🃏

Yours
Arnold Scampi of Neo Splatoonia
Minister of the National Survey at The Vincence Empire

p.s For anyone who likes pie? *does favour*

Zapfish(Japanese: デンチナマズ, Denchinamazu) are a type of an electric catfish with the ability to produce a strong electrical current and are the main power source of Neo Splatoonia. In some far outposts or camp sites of the country, Zapfish spawn are used in some levels to power the same amount of energy generated by one adult Zapfish, and each of them were kept in spotlight-like containers. These are well known as Mini Zapfish.

Appearance
Zapfish appear similar to an LinkAnglerfish or Link Catfish, and a light bulb's filament. They seem to have a large head with two small eyes, two nostrils, and a big pair of orange lips. Below the head is a smaller body.


Great Zapfish
Since time immemorial, a rare type of electric catfish known as the Zapfish has been prized by Inkling society as a source of energy. In fact, the entire city of LinkInkopolis is powered by a single 100-year-old Great Zapfish.

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I ignored these cards for the longest time. Then I played them for a 3 month but stopped again.

Urum wrote:I think so, btw go to screamer.wiki for more info.

You are really into getting scared? : )

It is not for me. Also horror movies are a pain to watch for me.

Molch wrote:I was in peace because not active at all, or because completely in control. Then I recently had quite some stress and fun in a founderless region. The fun was bigger than the stress, so I enjoyed it anyway.

Things have settled now but I'm struggling a little as I can't pull out completely anytime I want because I took over responsibility in this region, which I usually totally avoid.

But I do things slowly the last few days, so it is still fine. And I think I will be able to further reduce NS time in the long run. So peace is not there yet but is in sight, I'd say.

May I ask if this peak with the 104 nations was a long time ago, or rather recently? You are still reducing?

My number of nations exploded when I started to be more active again last year. But all together I care less about them, at least I think so.
It was the first time this year (since my restart about 5 years ago), that I intentionally let two nations go.

I ignored these cards for the longest time. Then I played them for a 3 month but stopped again.

You are really into getting scared? : )

It is not for me. Also horror movies are a pain to watch for me.

I once got tricked into playing Sad Satan, and I am really into screamers.

Itís good to hear from you Molch. Glad to know youíre in control.

Roaming in the Gloaming, 18 nations is a good number. Very civilised.

Onwards and upwards !!!

Hello NationStatesHolics Anonymous,

I am the new ambassador for Mirror World and am always available to answer any questions.

Many greetings from the Mirror World!

The Floridas wrote:Hello NationStatesHolics Anonymous,

I am the new ambassador for Mirror World and am always available to answer any questions.

Many greetings from the Mirror World!

Greetings to you too !!!

Pictou wrote:Itís good to hear from you Molch. Glad to know youíre in control.

Roaming in the Gloaming, 18 nations is a good number. Very civilised.

Onwards and upwards !!!

Thank you for your kind words. Eighteen is so insignificant in comparison to what we once had...

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