Hello, and welcome to the delayed first edition of vNews for round 137! In this edition, we (of course) have plenty of lovely stats courtesy of Rokta and Federal Researcher, as well as some articles about the goings on with certain citizens in Virtua from AynRand. The overview this week will be slightly shorter due to some short notice writing being required 😉
First of all, vNews would like to thank our main editor for many rounds now, YAN, for his hard work and dedication to keeping the editions coming with plenty of guest content submitted. YAN recently announced that he would be taking a break from Miniconomy and as a consequence, he would be handing the editor position to Forsties for the moment. We hope to see YAN return in a few rounds time with the renewed love for Miniconomy that many returning players have found in their absence.
One of the biggest stories this round is, naturally, the appearance of planes in the Federation. The various scientists that monitor the federation made the startling discovery that Cyberie itself was sinking due to the massive eruption that ended round 136. To combat this, 200 planes are needed to pull Cyberie back above water, 20 from each city (5 representing each Cyberian city). There was also the unfortunate announcement that one city may have to be sacrificed to save the others if not enough planes can be exported in time, meaning that everyone around the federation needs to work together if we want to see Cyberie staying with 4 cities in round 138. The planes, requiring one or more of every resource and product (excluding gunpowder) found in the Federation, are by no means a small investment to smaller traders, and areas where trade is slow are struggling to export any at all, meaning the future for one city in Cyberie seems grim…
As the first ever term of natcha12‘s presidency reaches its halfway point, Virtua appears to be running reasonably well, apart from the ever-troublesome lot state which has caused all three cities’ mayors to call for a diamond deal to take place. Finances are being dealt with aptly, Education is up and running quickly now that a second exam room has been made and the court is looking ready to perform its duties, although it is somewhat difficult to judge the efficiency of a service that is yet to be fully used! Ouside of running the council, natcha12 and Mystq have been having pie wars due to a claim of false advertising and the president has been accused of making the citizens of Virtua feel hungry because of his shops named after various tasty treats. Elsewhere in Virtua, there are calls for the state religion, formally decided by the resident priests, to convert to Orthodox Tunedaism after his holiness, Tuned, returned to the Federation, much to the joy of everyone around.
We wish everyone reading the best of luck for the rest of their round in the Federation and hope you enjoy the rest of the edition!