The Virtuan Criminal Council

A group of Virtua’s most infamous criminals came together this week to create a concept called the Virtuan Criminal Council, or VCC for short. The VCC is a seperate council that allows a vote to players with the Criminal Mastermind status, and those with Gangster statuses are allowed to view the club.


The VCC has already caused quite a stir, having now posted two proposals in the Council Public club. The first proposal is based around a new lawset the focuses on a criminal’s Moral Code, and when it is OK to commit crimes. The second is to ask for their club to be reset-proof and for the Virtuan City of Crime club to stop being so.

 

The first proposal has sparked much discussion as it appears the more important. People have discussed how the laws are written, and whether they should be implemented at all.

 

However, the second proposal, although seemingly small, may be the more important one. By effectively deleting the Virtuan City of Crime club, the City of Crime idea would effectively cemented into the Virtuan culture,despite the fact that the general public seems to still be undecided about the idea, as shown by the research done by (Brendan) last round.

 Want your Views known, or just want to know more about the proposals? Head over to the “Council Public” club and check out the “Virtuan Criminal Council Proposals” thread!

Virtuan Court Overview

This round saw a much quieter court in Virtua. There were far fewer cases this round (3 vs 12 last round) and of the three cases, only one actually began.

However, I would like to thank the judges for the very in-depth discussions they have had in the Judge’s Private Club. I hope the judges continue their dedication to the Court next round, and that the next Consul of Justice and Safety is just as pleased with them as I was this round.

Judges League Table:

– Splodge, Ronald, Refund – 3 cases each

– dj ricky – unfortunately no cases, mostly because he was involved in all of them this round…

 

Once again, thank you all for your hard work, even despite the fact the court was quiet.

 

Ibisha and Virtua joined?

This week saw a dramatic proposition by Alecto, the president of Ibisha. Alecto said that he would support the idea of Ibisha being joined to another country in some way or another (see the “Future of Ibisha” topic in the “Palacio Presidencial de Ibisha” club for details). Alecto said that if Ibisha were to be joined, it would be Digitalia or Virtua, but not Cyberia (reasons yet unknown).

 

This created an interesting idea, what would it be like for Ibisha to be merged with Virtua?

 

There have been supporters of the merge from both countries, who say that it would revitalise the chat and trading of both countries. Some of the citizens of Ibisha have said that chat has gotten so slow, you can log in hours later and still read the exact same conversation as when you logged out. It has also been said that citizens of Ibisha have gotten to the point where they log in, refill their shops, read the clubs, and log out again as they do not expect a conversation in chat anyway.

 

Some have even suggested that Ibisha and Virtua could have a shared chat area, which would allow both the Ibishan and Virtuan citizens to co-ordinate and also to have a conversation while business is slow. There has also been the suggestion of a bridge being built between Virtua and Ibisha, using exported materials from the mayor warehouses. The mechanics of such an idea are unknown, and there have so far been no comments by the Federals as to the possibility of such ideas.

 

Critics of the merge say that it will destroy the Ibishan identity as an essentially Spanish city, especially if the chats are merged, as only an English chat room is available here. They also say that Ibisha’s resources would have to be overhauled, so as to not make it the obvious city of choice for Virtuan resource diggers.

 

As well as this, tensions between Virtua and Ibisha have been strained recently by the buying up of Ibishan resources by Loop MV and Ibi Wood MV, owned by Refund and Bleech, respectively.

 

The idea of a joint Virtua and Ibisha remains despite this, but the questions we need to ask are what the benefits of such a merge are, and whether it would even be possible.

 

Want your opinion on this topic heard? Check out the “Palacio Presidencial de Ibisha” or the “Council Public” clubs and let your views be heard.

Virtuan City of Crime Evaluation

This week saw (Brendan) organising an evaluation for the controversial “Virtuan City of Crime” idea.

 

The Virtuan city of crime was first proposed a few rounds back, and was hit with both support and criticism. Supporters of the topic said that it would mean English-speaking criminals had a place to practise crime and also that it would allow Virtua to defend itself against foreign shooters, whereas Critics of the idea said that it would deter new players from Virtua, and also that it would lead to more bankrupting, and therefore less business and chat.

 

Now that the idea has been in place for several rounds, another evaluation topic has been opened. Similar arguments have been put forward by veteran and newer players alike, although we have seen some players who were originally against the idea now being indifferent or even supporting the idea. (Brendan) has been contacting people via chat and looking at the “Virtuan City of Crime” club for an idea on people’s views on the topic, and has posted an interesting set of findings. These statistics can be found in the “Council Room” club.

 

Haven’t made your views known, but want to? Check out the “R112: Evaluation” topic in the “Virtuan City of Crime” club and have your views known!

Andoversr and MoonPoker

It was a problematic time for Cashington at the start of the round, as Andoversr began what was to become a controversial time as mayor. The volume of exports set up were such that Cashington had a negative budget a large amount of the time. Supporters of Andoversr said that this would stimulate trade, whereas critics said that it was crippling the city, and national, budget. This sparked an arguement between Andoversr and MoonPoker (among others), the then-Consul of Finance, as Andoversr claimed that MoonPoker was deliberately withholding budget from the cities that required it, whereas MoonPoker argued that his budget plan didn’t specifically leave money open for the large amounts of spending Andoversr was doing.

This led to Refund, our president, taking the decision to ask MoonPoker to step down as Consul of Finance, as he was not giving cities the money they needed. Seeing this, MoonPoker stepped down as Consul and Bankrupted himself, claiming that if the Council did not trust him, there was no point wasting PM days. He also claimed that MoonPoker would start the next round as an Ibishan.

Andoversr himself was bankrupted shortly after by Bleech and Triad Best Main (or so they claim). gelaarsdekat was promoted to interim mayor, and after a close election, was chosen to continue his duties as the official mayor of Cashington. Hopefully this is the last problem the city will need to go through, as the City has certainly had it’s fair share of controversy this round.

 

 

What has become of Nater?

During the middle of this week, people began asking questions as to the supposed disappearance of our beloved Vice President and Consul of Finance, Nater. But what has happened to him?

Many of the citizens of Virtua have attempted to make contact with him, with Dj Ricky going as far as to email him (no reply as of the time this was written), and some have seen him in other online games, but so far nobody has managed to hear his story behind his absence. Many citizens have wondered why Nater would leave Miniconomy without notice, but some of our more experienced players have noted that something similar happened in round 104, with Nater returning midway through round 108 (only to be bankrupted shortly after). Others have suggested real life problems affecting Nater, but nobody can be sure.

The repercussions of Nater’s absence were felt most strongly by traders at first, as there was little gas to be found in Virtua for most of Tuesday, but also by the Mayors of Virtua, as no budgets could be given out, leading to a nationwide shortage of exports and buildings. Lot conditions became a worry, especially in Cashington and Centropolis, as these cities have the most resident resource diggers. It is likely other areas will be obstructed by Nater’s absence, notably the International court, as Nater is the Chairman there, as well as our National Archives, and also Nater’s own project, the “Case Records Office.”

Multiple gas traders have come forward since Nater’s disappearance, as well as a Monument in memorial of our Vice President erected by Mystq, the mayor of Centropolis, and Refund has been reassigned as the temporary Consul of Finance, sparking some controversy, so all of the most pressing problems for Virtua have been solved, and life seems to be returning to normal for its citizens. One question remains though; Will we be seeing Nater return to Virtua soon, if at all?

Virtua General R111 5/21

Welcome to another round in Virtua.

The first day started out a bit slow, since we did not have a wood trader the first hour, but the new player Twistedmaniac had talked about doing wood, and he did when he came online.

The first two days went fast but there was wood problems sometimes, but most of the time Virtua was well supplied with all resources.

However everything went wrong after Nater left and we was missing Gas for several hours, not only was he the only gas trader, but he was also the Vice President, CoF and the IC Chairman.

We had cities without budget for for more then 24 hours and it left a few scares on our economy.

Our trade went back to normal after Twistedmaniac made a gas mv, which could fill the gap after Nater left us.

Bleech was fired doing the first day for having overlook a part of our lawbook, which didn’t allow him to perform crimes, sadly he learned it the hard way and was fired for hitting someone with a plank.

Cyberians has been invading Virtua with MV’s based in Nasdaqar & Cashington, Bleech said in chat that it was to get the trade going in NSQ, however many seems to think otherwise.

Our own President MoonPoker came in troubles after missing a new addition to our law book, since only allowed either the President or Vice-President to have another Council title, that meant he have been breaking the law since day 1 without even noticing it himself…

 

Virtua court has been busy with 6 cases, which meant that Forsties, Dj Ricky and Refund have been working 24/7 to make verdicts.

 

 

To sum up, our VP left without notice, Trade had a few problems but overcame them, Cyberians invading Virtua with MVs.

Election list and President Articles

Centropolis:

Tranq, Experience: unknown.

The Mister,  Experience: Several times as mayor.

Natcha12, Experience: few times a mayor

mystq, Experience: None

Andoversr, Experience: He say several times a mayor.

 

 

Cashington:

Forsties, Experience: Round 110

 

Nasdaqar:

Rokta: Experience: Round 110

 

 

President Candidates:

dj ricky, Experience: unknown

 

Nater, Experience: Few times as President, but also as VP and in the council.

Article:

Hello My Fellow Viruans!

I am once again running for president of our fine nation! I won’t be as long winded as usual, as I think you are getting to know me well.

There are two things I would like to work on in the coming round if you honor me with being your president.

1) The economy – In honesty I think our economy is doing quite well. Yet as it it such a crucial part of the game, I don’t think we should ever stop working on it. I would like to see Virtua have all products covered early on in the round, and I would like to see Virtuan being more international in the trading of her good. I will endeavor to help push Virtua in that direction.

2) The safety of our government and way of life. We have seen recent attacks on your way of life in Virtua. People who don’t like the way we do things and want to changes us. Either by pushing is in a certain direction, or by taking over our country and changing our laws. I want to work at strengthening the security of our government from being exploited, while still preserving the freedoms we have.

I hope that I can count on your vote in the elections, and your support next round in creating an even better Virtua!

Nater

 

 

MoonPoker, Experience: Once as VP and several times in the council.

Article:

Hello People.

I will be running as President for next round.

Justice: I will be looking into our court system and hoping to close a few holes and change a few laws to ensure a better trial.

Economy: I will look on it and see if it need changes, it might or it might not, but you can never be to careful, since economy is one of the most important things in MC.

Education: I will be looking into the laws and maybe suggest laws against the use of schools and to improve the government owned eduction.

Else I wish everyone a good round in 111.

-MP

 

 

Aztech, Experience: unknown.

Article:

I am officially throwing my hat in the ring again. I support lower council salary’s, a more person to person governmental policy, Interactive schools and exams, small town economics and Big Stick, soft voice National security.

 

Virtua, End of round 110

Round 110 has bought many fun things and the trade has been flowing and we haven’t really experienced the problems from earlier rounds with slow or no trade in a long time.

However Nasdaqar was a bit dead doing the first week, but there came more activity in the second week.

It has been clear in virtua that many of the basic products were covered by few, and it gave some problems.

Wood was hard to get in Centropolis some days and the same went for Iron.

Following players was on the basic in round 110 in Virtua.

Wood: MoonPoker and Aqib

Iron: Felix D and Refund

Bricks: Nater and Mystq

Plastic: gelaarsdekat and Refunds MV.

Our President doing the whole round has been (Brendan) and Nater was our Vice President.

Refund as CoF, he faced challenges this round with two active cities and one that was less active, it was also this round that playermanager was made public.

 

Centropolis with natcha12 as mayor has been burning through money and it was clear that with their 96 “active” players that they would need more than the rest. Natcha12 did a good job as mayor of Centropolis, though he and refund had their clashes about the budgets.

 

Cashington with Forsties as mayor did a really good job and through Cashington had bought Iron and Brick traders, Forsties managed to keep the lot state close to 100 most of the time. Cashington has a few problems with the budget the first couple of days but was quickly solved.

 

Nasdaqar with Rokta as mayor had a rough couple of days in the start with 1-3 active traders, which meant that it was close to a ghost town, however it seemed that trade picked up after both Refund and MoonPoker moved there, and stores was built. Nasdaqar never had budget problems and enjoyed the life of being the rich city in Virtua.

 

There has been close to no crimes in virtua, a few small traders tried the way of being criminal, and some had more luck than others.

As a closure, it seems it has been a good round and we hope to see a few of our traders in top 25.

Law changes of round 110

Please note its copied direct from Council Room

Paragraph 1.1.1: Definitions

– Virtua: A country in the Federation with 3 cities: Centropolis, Cashington and Nasdaqar. Secession from Virtua in any of its forms is impossible. This includes, but isn’t limited to: renaming a city, physically removing state or city property or grounds to abroad, declaring your independance from Virtua or removing Virtuan citizens and/or grounds from the authority of the Virtuan National Government and/or the Virtuan National Lawbook. Any attempted secession will be punished by the removal of all Government jobs of the person(s) attempting to secede from Virtua.

– Virtuan Cities: Centropolis, Cashington and Nasdaqar together form the Virtuan Cities.

– Virtuan Citizens: Persons whose hometown is based in Virtua.

– Hometown: The town where the warehouse of a person is located.

– President: Person elected by Virtuan Citizens.

– Vice President: runner up in the National elections to the President

– Consul: Person appointed by President to serve in the Council.

– Council: The President, Vice President, and all Consuls. The Council is the National Government of Virtua.

– Advisor to the Council: Is appointed by the President, and has access to the council room for the purpose of giving advice on topics being discussed therein. He does not have any voting rights, nor can he make a direct legislative proposal.

– National Elections: Elections where Virtuan Citizens choose one fellow Virtuan Citizen to become

– President. National Elections are hosted by the Federal Government or the Council.

– Local Elections: Elections where Virtuan Citizens choose fellow Virtuan Citizens to become Mayor in the city which hometown is the same as the Virtuan Citizen who votes. Local Elections are hosted by the Federal Government.

– Restricted goods: products that can only be produced and sold by residents of Nasdaqar, which are: Explosives, guns and gunpowder.

Paragraph 1.1.2a: Elections: Right to Vote

Every Virtuan Citizen has the right to vote in National and Local Elections, who are not in conflict with IL Article 5.

Paragraph 1.1.7a.: Status of Government Employees

All citizens employed by the Virtuan Council or Virtuan Mayors are not allowed to:

– Have a criminal status (With the exception of the Positions listed in VL 1.1.7b)

– Have a cheater status or who’s alter-ego has cheater status

– Have their home town outside the Virtuan Cities.

– Participate in the planning, executing or any other form of supporting criminal activities (With the exception of the Positions listed in VL 1.1.7b)

Any violation will lead to immediate dismissal and a 500 I-Shell fine. This can be overlooked for the remainder of the round if there is an emergency situation as described previously.

 

Paragraph 1.1.7b: Employee Exceptions for Criminals

Criminals may function in the following capacities:

– Advisor to the Council

– Mayor of NSQ (must be in compliance with VL 1.3.1)

– FCS

– National Teacher

– Head Archivist

– Archivist

– Secretary of Register of Eligibility

 

Paragraph 1.3.1: The Mayor and Criminal Activities

Mayors are not allowed to perform criminal activities or to subsidize criminal activities, unless in a state of emergency declared by the council, and a majority of the council sanctions these activities.

 

Paragraph 1.3.8: Mid-round elections

Elections taking place during the round can only be organized by the President. Organizing of mid-round elections is as follows:

– The President must request mid-round elections if no mayor can be appointed under VL 1.3.6 within 24 hours.

– Candidates to the mayor position can sign up to be elected for 24 hours.

– Candidates need to have their hometown in the city of where they are candidates and can’t have cheater or criminal status, although Nasdaqar candidates with criminal status are able to apply.

– The voting procedure will last 24 hours. Votes outside of the time limit will not be counted.

– In case of a tie between two or more candidates the President may choose the next mayor from the tied winners of the mid-round election with an approved Council majority.

 

Paragraph 1.3.9a: Gunpowder License

The gunpowder license can only be given by the Mayor of Nasdaqar to a MV in Nasdaqar. The Mayor can’t charge the MV for the Licence.

 

Paragraph 1.3.9b: Gunpowder License Removal

The gunpowder license can only be removed by the Virtuan Court. The Mayor of Nasdaqar has to agree with the removal of the gunpowder license and post his/her accept in the Virtuan Court.

 

Paragraph 1.3.9c: Gunpowder License Deferral

The National Government may defer the granting of the Gunpowder License by the Mayor of Nasdaqar. This deferral can only be made in the first week by a majority vote of the Council, and cannot extend beyond the end of the seventh day of the current round. The deferral must be posted in the NSQ town hall, and must be confirmed by the President and Vice President.

 

Paragraph 2.1.2b: Salaries

The Consul of Finance is obliged to pay these salaries once a week.

 

Salary per function:

– President: 2,000 I-Shell

– Consul & Vice President: 1,700 I-Shell

– Mayor: 1,500 I-Shell

– Advisor to the Council: 1,000 I-Shell

– National Officer: 1,200 I-Shell

– Local Officer: 1,000 I-Shell

– Judge (with lawyer degree): 400 I-Shell and an additional 400 I-Shell for each case he/she has functioned as a Judge

– Judge (without lawyer degree): 200 I-Shell and an additional 200 I-Shell for each case he/she has functioned as a Judge

– FCS: 700 I-Shell

– National Teacher: 400 I-Shell and an additional 200 I-Shell for every exam corrected

– Head Archivist: 700 I-Shell

– Archivist: 500 I-Shell

– Secretary of Register of Eligibility: 500 I-Shell

 

Any other citizens hired by the National Government of Virtua will receive a salary of 600 I-Shell per week, paid by the CoF unless decided otherwise by a majority of the Council.

The Council may bey majority vote award one bonus per week to all Government employees. This bonus may be up to, but no more than 50% of their regularly earned salaries.

 

 

 

Paragraph 4.2.6b: Authority of the Court

The Virtuan Court has the authority to issue a punishment for any law that is ruled as violated in the Virtuan Court, whether they are the stated enforcer or not.

 

Article 5.1.: Injury and Burglary

Paragraph 5.1.1.: Fines

The fines stated in paragraphs 5.1.2 and 5.1.3 can only be issued by the Federal Government. And will be automatically issued by the Federal Government.

 

Article 5.2.: Fines

Article 5.2.: Fines

Paragraph 5.2.1: Restricted Goods

The producing and trading of illegal restricted goods by citizens of Cashington and Centropolis is prohibited. An Officer is allowed to remove the restricted goods from a shop of non-NSQ residents and fine the owner. The fine for breaking this law is 300 I-Shell per crime, to be paid by the owner of the shop. Explosives, guns and gunpowder are considered as restricted goods.

 

Paragraph 5.2.2: Obscurity

Offering or asking for criminal services in clubs and the Virtuan Chat is not allowed. If identified in a club, the court or an Officer is authorised to fine the offender a 100 I-Shells claim. If identified on the chat the court or an officer is authorised to fine the offender 100 I-Shells per instance. In the case of a club being used for this purpose with approval of the administrator of that club, it can be closed by a judicial order or the CBI and the owner will be fined 500 I-Shell.

 

Article 5.3.: Cheaters

Paragraph 5.3.1.: Cheaters

Any citizen with a cheater status loses the right to post news feeds, to work for or to be part of the government.

 

 

 

 

General Adjustments and Loophole Closures:

Paragraph 1.1.1: Definitions

– Vice President: runner up in the National elections to the President.

– Council: The President, Vice President, and all Consuls. The Council is the National Government of Virtua.

 

Paragraph 1.1.2a: Elections: Right to Vote

Every Virtuan Citizen has the right to vote in National and Local Elections, who are not in conflict with IL Article 5.

 

Paragraph 1.1.3a: Justice

Paragraph 1.1.3b: Right of Defence

Paragraph 1.1.3c: Jurisdiction of the Virtuan Law

 

Paragraph 1.1.5: Freedom of speech in public clubs

Public clubs are:

-City Town Halls

 

Paragraph 1.1.6: Prohibitions

lapsed

 

Paragraph 1.2.2a: The President

– To hold local elections

 

Paragraph 1.2.3d: The Dismissal of the Vice President

Paragraph 1.2.3e: The Appointment of a new Vice President

 

Paragraph 1.2.3f: Dismissal of a Consul by the Court

… For the sake of IL 12.3 abuse of power is defined as: an act that is carried out with a criminal- or malicious intent. It is a blatant and intentional breaking of the law.

 

Paragraph 1.2.6b: Limitation of Filling Multiple Consul Positions

Only the President and Vice President are allowed to fill more than one Consul position. Additionally, only one of the President or VP may fill more than one Consul position at a time.

 

Paragraph 1.2.7: Number of Consuls

The main consuls’ include but are not limited to: President, Vice-President, CoF, CoJS, and CoE.

There must always be at least 3 Consuls (not including the President) before any legislative proposal can be approved and a maximum of 10 Consuls. If the number of consuls is below 3 the President has 72 hours to find a new consul or make a worthy effort to find one before he can be prosecuted.

 

Paragraph 1.2.10b: The Appointment of a new Vice President

If a Vice President is dismissed or any other case that leads to the Vice President to lose his/her title of Vice President then the person with the most votes after the dismissed/former Vice President will become the new Vice President of Virtua. A majority of the Virtuan mayors (2/3) can block the appointment or fire the newly appointed Vice President within 72 hours after the new Vice President has been appointed. If there are no candidates left, the President must appoint a new Vice President, with a majority approval vote from the council.

 

Paragraph 1.3.2: The Mayor and Inactivity/Power Abuse/Dismissal

If the mayor is abusing his power, using it in a way that is not for the good of Virtua or is unable or unwilling to do his duties for more than 24 consecutive hours in the first two days and 36 consecutive hours during the rest of the round, the President can ask for the dismissal of the mayor. The Federal Government will determine if the actions of the mayor require dismissal and will be carried out by them if they find it necessary.

 

Paragraph 1.3.5: Duties of a Mayor to his citizens

In addition to the obligations of the Mayor Manual, a Mayor is obliged to:

– Follow policies of the Virtuan Council and its Departments.

 

Paragraph 1.3.6: Dismissal of the mayor

 

Paragraph 1.3.7a: Appointing a new mayor

… The President must organize a mid-round election and can also appoint an interim mayor until a new mayor is appointed.

 

Paragraph 1.3.7b: Interim Mayor

 

Paragraph 1.3.7c: Requirements for Appointing a New Mayor

To be appointed as mayor a candidate must:

– be of Virtuan nationality and live in the city where he would perform as mayor;

– not have been fired and/or resigned as mayor in the same trading period;

– have been signed up for the previous mayoral election and received over 3 votes;

– be active and willing to perform as mayor.

 

Paragraph 1.3.7d: Appointing a new mayor

If all none of the conditions in paragraph 1.3.7c are fulfilled, the President must organize a mid-round election in accordance with the proceedings stated in VL 1.3.8. After the election the President must request for the winner of the mid-round election to be appointed as mayor.

 

Paragraph 1.3.7d: Appointing a new mayor

If all of the conditions in paragraph 1.3.7c are fulfilled, the President must organize a mid-round election in accordance with the proceedings stated in VL 1.3.8. After the election the President must request for the winner of the mid-round election to be appointed as mayor.

 

Paragraph 1.5.1.: Priests

The President must appoint one priest, …

 

Paragraph 2.1.2b: Salaries

The Consul of Finance is obliged to pay these salaries once a week.

 

Salary per function:

Any other citizens hired by the National Government of Virtua will receive a salary of upto 1,500 I-Shell per week, as determined by a majority of the council, paid by the CoF unless decided otherwise by a majority of the council.

 

Paragraph 2.3.3: Overdue fines

All given fines are to be paid within 48 hours. If a person does not agree with the fine given, they can challenge the fine in court. If the fine is less than 500ISH they must pay the fine before a verdict has been reached in the lawsuit.

 

Paragraph 3.2.2.: State exams

The Consul of Education decides and is responsible for how the state exams are organized and must provide at least one Exam Room per degree that requires an exam.

 

Paragraph 3.3.3: Score Announcement

After every exam in which the student passed, the teacher should announce that the student passed in the club “Education Department”. Failure to do so will result in a reimbursement of the cost of the exam to the student in which the teacher who graded the exam is responsible for providing.

 

Paragraph 4.2.5a: Binding verdicts

Judges are required to take the Virtuan Law and the superior International Law into consideration when giving a verdict. Fines imposed by Judges are claimed by a FCS.

 

Paragraph 4.2.5b: Jurisprudance

Virtuan Court verdicts shall be binding jurisprudence for a duration of three rounds, provided that a record of the case has been recorded in the Case Records Office club.

 

Paragraph 4.2.6a: Laws with Undefined Punishments