The first editorial consultation of vNews

Finally! vNews is back, in an active way. Each week new editions, at least that is the plan, manager YAN tells.

It is 9:00 AM. The vans of TH Turbo Taxi MV drive back and forth with the newest goods. For example, the newest computers with word 2015 produced by Nasdaqarian ikenco. In front of our office our recently appointed co-manager viraxje tells Roktav and Bleech what to do. vNews hired Podje and ikenco to help with the moving.

For the reader: the new building is fully transparant (100% glass-made), except the toilets (luckily).. When you come in at the front, you first enter our lobby where you can see Bleech after the desk, handling all complaints about our articles and writers.

In the lobby you will see three doors, the first door leads to our new editorial office, in which you can see Roktav calling to all traders of our Federation to compare prices of products or you can see co-manager viraxje eating out of his nose.

After walking through the second door you will see YAN calling with Federal Assistant. ‘Dangit, Johan! I though we had an agreement about that statistics! No, don’t change the subject of this conversation now. Johan!? Hello?’ ‘Grrrr…’. Well, let’s skip the part about YAN throwing chairs..

The last door is also very very important… indeed.. the toilets. Here you can do your needs and lavatory attendant ikenco will happily clean the toilet after you used it. Costs: 1.5 I-shells per visit, unless you are a vNews-employee.

11:30 AM. The starttime of the first editorial consulation of our newspaper. At the conference-room (in the editorial office) you see from the right to the left sitting: YAN, Roktav, Bleech, viraxje and Federal Coordinator. ‘He still loves to join our meetings to see how our paper is doing, maybe that’s a inheritance of his time as TMC-manager’ viraxje jokes.

We want to spread high-quality newspapers regulary. – YAN, manager of vNews

In the meeting manager YAN tells about the new vision of vNews: ‘So, welcome all here in this meeting! Our new goals: we want to spread a high-quality newspaper as regular as possible. To achieve that goal we appointed the best writers of our Federation and have a co-manager that will make sure vNews will be published. Also, I want more communication with citizens, our clubs need to be up-to-date. Last but not least: we need to promote to write, for example by handing out PM-days more frequently and promote the writing by chat-spam. Let people become crazy from the vNews-chatposts and force them to write! That’s how I earned my first presidentcy’.

Let people become crazy from the vNews-chatpost and force them to write! Thats how I earned my first presidentcy – YAN, manager of vNews

‘But, YAN. Isn’t that how you eared them all?’ Bleech jokes. Laughter appears. After they were discussing the new vision and agreeing with it Federal Coordinator has to run. ‘Wait!’ someone out of a nook yells. ‘I baked a cake for you all!’, it’s porter natcha12. 

‘OK, OK’ FeC mutters. ‘I want two slices!’ ikenco yells. And he grabs whole the cake out of natcha12’s hands. ‘Go back to your toilets!’, viraxje yells. And ikenco stumbles back to his workplace, without eating any cake.

After this good morning vNews can finally start with their new vision and plans. More articles, less hassle. The new slogan will be.

More articles, less hassle. End of message.



Federal Union, an obstacle or a pre?

Is it an obstacle or a pre? You tell me. Because I still, after several rounds, didn’t find out/choose a side.

Several rounds ago the discussion started: is the Federal Union (FU) useless? Does it add anything else than mud-fighting and discussions with personal issues on the background? Should we replace it?

Should we replace it? – common said about the current Federal Union

What is and does the FU? According to the International Law:

  1. The Federal Union is the highest political organisation in the Federation.
  2. The Federal Union decides about additions to the International Law and changes of existing articles, with exception of ‘Definitions’, Articles 1, 2 (paragraph 5d) 3, 6 (paragraph 1, 2a), 11 (paragraph 1 until 3), 12 (paragraph 1A, 1C, 1G and 2A) and 15, and this paragraph.
  3. Decisions pass when at least three of the government leaders vote for the same decision during the voting in the club ‘Federal Union Public’.

Well, let’s just go through this four points. And compare them to the meaning of it in the IL and the actual situation about them:

  1. Well, OK. That’s just some theory that cannot be used practically..
  2. So, well, the maintask of the FU. Making laws and making current laws better. With good discussions coming to good results. But is that how it currently goes? Rounds pass and each round people try to achieve some lawchanges. For example: rounds ago I, YAN, wanted to change the educational laws. Idea: seperate national subsidies from education subsidies so that education will get more attractive. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Ofcourse, it does, indeed. But the other delegates, read Rednax for example did not want to implent it. Reason? ‘We don’t benefit from it so we won’t agree’ And that’s how it goes each round. While knowing that their educationsystems fail they still don’t want to let someone else, which country has a good education-system, benefit. And again, this is as it goes. What kind of big implementations were done by the FU in the past 5 rounds? Implementations that did not took rounds to be done. I don’t know? You do? Then you will get free PM from me.

We don’t benefit from it so we won’t agree – common said by Federal Union delegates

Let’s continue on the 3rd point: members. Delegations need to be present? Well, there never is full presence of the members. They aren’t in the FU, like now. natcha12 fails to get a complete Federal Union. And even if they are there: no one discusses. You need to PM the delegates three times and if you are lucky then will post something like: ‘yes, ok’ or ‘no, make it better and come back to me’.

You will need to PM the delegates three times and if you are luckily then then will post a very short message without any value – YAN

Especially the Digitalian delegation never has anything to say. Never, really. If there’s a person that is not skilled in discussing and communication it’s hubinho. One of the worst discussion-partners I ever had. I am glad there will be changes in the Digitalian country-governance. There was done nothing, for too long now.

Last but not least, what should a good FU chairman do? We have had a few in the past rounds. My experience with them:

  1. Switzisch – didn’t discuss, only opened topics. Never really concerned at the work of the FU. Got two terms. Nothing major happened.
  2. Podje – didn’t discuss, only opened topics. Even headers were too much work for him. But though, he managed to get plenty lawchanges. Compared to the other chairmans. Compliment about that.
  3. Tresias Aegirsson – was very overcast in the work. He was the most capable chairman in my eyes, till this moment. He made the Federal Union public. Except the fact that he decided that on his own, that was a good idea. Communication with citizens wasn’t his best skill, though.
  4. natcha12 – I don’t know, he seems to be a kida mix of Podje and Tresias Aegirsson. But time will tell. At least he fails to even get a three-quarters full delegate-staff in the FU. Though, the mess in Digitalia contributes to that. I think he is potential and he is what the FU currently needs, only ofcourse if he will work hard.

The perfect FU chairman is :concerned, hyperactive, found terrible by all delegates, active in all discussions and pokes (PM’s) the delegates so much that their chat spaces all the day.

A lot of people think that the only option is to replace the doomed organisation. For example by a Council of Veterans (COV)Riemer_1990 is a big fan of that. But I always think: the CoV left MC for a reason as well.. Will it function properly? The current solution for me is: a critical mindchange from the chairman and the delegates as well. Make the FU live again! Revive it! Try the best you can..

Well, that is my opinion, and my current view on the Federal Union. The FU has been screwed up by the past generations of delegates and some chairmans and a lot of work needs to be done to compensate that. I’m curious what my thoughts about the FU will be after natcha12’s term ended: will he do an outstanding job or make the reputation of the FU worse?

Good luck to natcha12! You will defenitely need it.

The Minic, has he been chairman of the IC for too long?

As the chairman of the International Court is sueing and sueing a lot of people ask themselves the question: how objective is the International Court?

The Minic, appointed as International Court (IC) chairman in trading-period 132 and still wasn’t replaced by the High Council. In all evaluations published of the High Council the Cyberian gets a lot of compliments. Four rounds later he still leads the IC. But though, less adequate as he did, according to several people.

This round, the chairman has to deal with a lot of critism. It all started when the IC chairman started a registery procedure. He sued the Cyberian government on that. The ruling in that case was summarized: The Minic is right but we will agree with the Cyberian Court. Why? Are the judges affraid of The Minic as chairman?

The Minic is stubborn and still wants to be right, even considering he losed the RP-case about exactly the same he tries it on a different way. The chairman also has some critics on his own judges. For example on the handling of the cases by spokeswoman Troel. Won’t this affect the relationship between him and his judges? Can they still work properly with each other? The chairman seems to want his right so bad that he doesn’t care about how to get it.

Something else that strikes is that the chairman did not want to leave the club of the judges, that club is still administrated by himself. Isn’t that a bit weird? It’s a standard-procedure that in cases against the chairman the club will be transfered to the vice-chairman or another judge. Especially at cases you request yourself, as IC chairman, it would be the best solution to transfer the club. Now you give a wrong sign to your team of judges and you have information about the case-consulation aswell. Isn’t that more than unfair?

In all careers there is a moment to quit the job. Just for a while, so that others can try the job on their way and so that you can think about other options regarding careers. After doing a job for more than three rounds it may be time for someone else to take over the controls, even if you don’t like to give your power away.

There are enough functions and jobs to be done, for example an active role in the MCRecruitment, which is slowly dying. Maybe it’s time to move from the IC for a while, The Minic.

Only then people will realise how good you were (or how bad).

Statistics day 7/21 – trading period 135

The statistics, thanks to Federal Coordinator!

#        Name        Revenue (ISH)        Home town
1        Tyc00n        469,808.09        Cashington
2        viraxje        416,822.77        Nasdaqar
3        Mystq        407,617.81        Cashington
4        gelaarsdekat        376,061.91        El Peso
5        Likemyitem        365,616.97        Nasdaqar
6        mof688        364,757.83        El Peso
7        Federal Government        347,784.74        Sans Francishco
8        Hubinho1        307,585.45        Zwollar
9        Plastic dame        289,862.99        Kronenburg
10        jeroentje312        262,275.09        El Peso
11        jellybean        234,051.07        Kronenburg
12        rico.vito        232,835.03        Centropolis
13        The King 2        228,002.61        El Peso
14        crazy_niels        227,591.62        El Peso
15        Rednax        209,306.73        Roebelarendsveen
16        Roktav        202,771.85        Ibisha
17        Black_beard        191,630.26        Kronenburg
18        Fresca_88        183,933.40        El Peso
19        spainman0        178,883.49        Centropolis
20        A. Banderas        165,343.10        Ibisha
21        natcha12        164,997.76        Centropolis
22        ikenco        158,380.38        Nasdaqar
23        Riviat        151,969.21        Cashington
24        kageshukuun        148,162.21        Cashington
25        Podje        144,819.19        Nasdaqar
26        Tresias Aegirsson        135,627.40        Zwollar

Welcome to vNews!

Hello and welcome back to the first brand-new vNews edition of round 133. This week quite some things passed in our tiny digital Federation. In this article a small summary of things which happened.

To kick off, this week the Federal Government announed to organise a new edition of the Miniconomy Stay Awake Contest. In this contest people will have to answer one question per hour 24/7. As long as they answer on time (within the hour in which the question was asked) they will still be in the race but if not, they will be one of the losers. The min. amount of MC-players to subscribe a team is two and the maximum amount is five. Several teams have been subscribed yet like for example ‘Team Old School’ which is led by the Digitalian Troel.

Second, it’s special that the International Court, which is already open for around seven days till this moment only has two judges. The Minic, which is also Chairman and handles the PI’s and Tresias Aegirsson. Certain people are worried about the diversity in the team of the International Court. For example: the two judges the IC has are both Cyberian, both Captain of Industry, they both have a ‘T’ in their names etc. There also is a bigger chance now that they could be bribed. Well, time will learn and we do not expect that those two, well experienced players, will abuse the beautiful justice we have in our Federation.

In this edition there are statistics from Rokta(v), an article from Riviat to look back into the situation of Cashington previous round (R132) and of course the turn-over statistics. Have fun reading!

– The vNews Team


Turnover R133 week 1

Total shop revenues: 8,513,874.72 ISH

#        Name              Revenue (ISH)        Home town
1        The King 2        457,484.60        El Peso
2        Federal Government        385,278.81        Sans Francishco
3        gelaarsdekat        368,108.95        Centropolis
4        Tyc00n        323,556.81        Cashington
5        Kippenhok97        316,290.25        El Peso
6        Tranqer        231,921.67        El Peso
7        mukyrlux        229,523.36        Ibisha
8        traag begrip        227,765.82        Zwollar
9        hubinho        225,702.75        El Peso
10        kennycrack2        219,499.98        Ibisha
11        Hubinho1        193,298.95        Zwollar
12        Mystq        184,465.91        Cashington
13        Riviat        181,134.05        Cashington
14        Refund        179,967.60        Cashington
15        A Lontra        177,685.65        Eurodam
16        natcha12        166,028.58        Centropolis
17        Aximili        152,878.97        Nasdaqar
18        Tresias Aegirsson        142,090.20        Zwollar
19        jolev        140,686.35        Cashington
20        a.m.sari        137,819.93        Cashington
21        GK I MV        134,348.78        Cashington
22        Gandalf-the-Grey        133,263.69        Ibisha
23        Mukyrlex        130,519.40        El Peso
24        rainbird        125,828.87        Nasdaqar
25        Troel        124,935.37        Monapoli
26        alecto        120,770.35        Ibisha