Crime Update day 12/28

Here is a list of people that has been shoot, and the known shooters.

Gelaarsdekat – Unknown Shooter’s

Nater – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Forsties – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Andoversr – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

cedric – Unknown shooter, through Bleech claims to be behind it.

Tasha Yar – Bleech claims to be behind it.

Aztech – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Walrus  – Bleech claims to be behind it.

MoonPoker – Loco_Tazz claims to have shoot him while having fun in his house-

Loco_tazz – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Gean Starwind – MoonPoker claims to be behind it, but rumors is that he is not alone.

Rico.Vito – MoonPoker and Djglekke have been seen with rico.vito several times when the shooting occurred.

(Sliph) –  MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

1987 – Bleech claims to be behind it.

leguvan – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Fine – Loco_tazz was proud to admit that he was behind it.

Natcha12 – Unknown shooter.

 

Criminal Points list:

Loco_Tazz – 324

Djglekke – ? (rumored to be around 250)

Sugarfree – 220

MoonPoker – 198

Singularis – ?

Bleech – 31

Refund – 18

Fine – ? (Bankrupt)

Tranger – 12

 

 

Powder/Guns/Explosive trader:

Sahib – Guns, Powder

Singularis – Guns

Hydroe – Guns

The story of the mayors

We’ve talked with the 3 mayors of Virtua, (Brendan), Gean Starwind & Nater, about how it is going for each of their towns.

Cashington:

Nater is the mayor of Cashington, who was taking control after 1987 retreated as mayor, maybe a wise decision when checking the chance of a new best result for him.(Turnover day 12/28 #19)

Q: How does your town goes?

A: “I believe Cashington is running quite well. We are seeing lots of activity, and sales seem to be pretty high. This activity is really evidenced in two ways: one, the lot state is falling… now this is not a good thing, but it is an indicator as to the activity level of the city… at well over 60 parks, we are doing our best to keep it up. Two, our budget, even though we are not the biggest city out there, our budget is pretty high in comparison, which means the citizens are both give and getting a lot!

The one down side at the moment is exports… I feel as though people are not exporting as much as they could, and in turn this is making it hard to build parks and keep the lot state up.

We still have two weeks! I think Cashington and her citizens will finish well.”

Q: How would you evaluate yourself?

A: “I would say that over all, I feel that I am doing pretty well. I know I have made my mistakes, but as first time mayor I am allowed a few. 😉 Right?

I think out subsidies have been good. They encourage things that help the city and trade, yet are not too hard to get, so that money gets in the hands of the citizens.

There are lots of exims. They are not as diverse as I would like, but due to the lot state I am having to focus on things that will help us recover the lot state.”

Q: What is your evaluation of the new crimes?

A: “I would say there has been an increase in crime, not as much as I had first expected. Crime is never “good”, but I don’t think the crime level has hurt Virtua to any great extent… it might have even helped get rid of some people from other countries (not Digi… they are welcome for the time being 😛  ) who were trying to use Virtua for their own personal gain. I do think some changes still need to be tweaked, but I think things are better than expected.”

Q: Plans to go for election next round?

A: “I do plan on running for President again. With a lightly different platform than last time. Lat round I was “”no crime, no crime, no crime””. This time I will be more of a “”Crime might be not all bad, in the right place/context.”” If I am elected I will work WITH those who have an interest in this area, to see what ideas, and compromises we can come up with. I will be a good listener.

Another area that I think needs some work is the area of education reform, and I plan on doing some work and brain storming on that with others, and hope we can create some great solution. I would also like to try and push for another international Education treaty.

There are some more things to be said… but I will wait for my Election Speech before I spill all the beans! :D”

Q: Any players you would like to award or thanks?

A: “Everyone has been doing a wonderful job, but I would really like to think 1987, the former mayor. He has eximed items I needed, after asking me, instead of what might have been best for me. He has also sold me lots that I have needed. I know it has to be hard to step aside when you have plans, but real life can make us have to, but in all that he has not lost is goal of helping the city, and that is greatly commendable!”

Thanks for your answers Nater.

Centropolis:

Gean Starwind who is the mayor of Centropolis have been doing some things that not everyone have agreed in this round, selling the harbour to forgein MV and putting up the Bylaw only affecting citizens of Centropolis but not others.

Yet we’ve not revived anything from Gean Starwind.

Nasdaqar:

In Nasdaqar is the mayor (Brendan), who earlier have been active in national and local politics.

Q: How does your town goes?

“I think people are exporting enough. I’m making sure there is always at least something to export so there is always a chance to earn some money!

Lot state is at a constant figure of around 92. I usually come online in the evening so this has dropped to about 90 when I come online but then I can raise it by 2-2.5 when I’m online. This isn’t a problem and is high compared to the other Virtuan cities (although I must mention that we’re the tree city – this could contribute to being able to build many parks). I don’t feel like we’re at any risk in regards to lot state.

Free road lots by the road is beginning to become a problem. It’s hard trying to find a place where I can construct a new road and with inactive players owning lots who can’t place them for sale, it’s even harder and rather frustrating for me. I will probably contact the Federals to ask for some help with this to ensure we have road lots available.”

Q: How would you evaluate yourself?

“I think I’ve been coming online enough (or more using my online time efficiently, everytime I’m online I give VAT back, if no exports are available then I set them and check the Townhall to make sure everyone’s OK. I wish I could give out more mass subsidy, but I’d rather not spend a large proportion of my budget on that when I’m not sure whether high budget incomes can be secures or not. However the state is providing subsidy of up to 2500 I-Shells to those who request it, so this is a kind of substitute.

I’ve chosen not to hire an officer. With the new laws imposed by the government last round, I wanted to encourage crime in Nasdaqar if I could. I think that having officers (like hospitals) could damage this. although I’m usually for hiring as many officers as needed, I want to take the opportunity this round to see how the new laws and system would turn out.

I think exports have been plentiful and varied. I’m building parks and monuments with the products I’m receiving which use each exportable product (excluding PCs and diamond drills but those are there too!)”

Q: What is your evaluation of the new crimes?

“As I expected, it’s been an interesting thing to watch. Virtua (especially Nasdaqar) has seen many new migrants. Its been good to meet some of the newer people who I wouldn’t have talked to and seen daily.

It has affected innocent Virtuan citizens, there’s no denying that and to some extent I feel a little bad for them. However it has probably created a boom in safety products and the need for active politicians to monitor the safety of citizens, something that’s been a little relaxed over the past few rounds.

Moreover people have had fun with crime. Fun is always good to see in a game so in that respect it’s been a good thing. “

Q: Plans to go for election next round?

I’ve been out of national politics for a few rounds now and I would love to make a return! I will consider going for a place in the Council next round. Or maybe Mayor again. I’m not certain of what I’ll do yet. 

Q: Any players you would like to award or thanks?

A: “Although it may seem controversial I would like to thank Bleech and Refund. They have took the opportunity of trying crime out in Virtua when they had the chance. They’ve took the new laws as they’ve come and managed to try crime out in their home nation. They’ve given up their political positions to try out the crime features of the game which is quite a big step but they did it.
Even more so I’d like to award MoonPoker as the previous Virtuan who has had a big impact on crime this round in Virtua. He managed to reach Criminal Mastermind and has used the new laws to his advantage and become a successful criminal.

Aside from the criminals (who I thought were necessary to mention as Mayor of Nasdaqar in the first round of crime): I would also like to thank President/Consul of Finance Tuned for his continued support and excellent skills with the treasury, He’s managed to make sure Nasdaqar has been financially secure, his policies are clear and keeps direct contact with me and other Mayors. He’s not a silent President so I’d like to thank him for his diplomacy. “

Thanks for giving us these answers (Brendan).

Degree Fees face opposition

Calls for a review of the pricing of degree renewals were called for earlier this week by Consul of Justice and Safety, lindapinda86. In the Council Room, lindapinda86 said that it would be cheaper for Virtuan citizens to go over to Cyberië to get their degree renewal, rather than purchasing the degree renewal from the state of Virtua.

Shortly after this comment was made in the Council Room, citizens of Virtua drove to the Council Public to join in the debate about how much degrees should cost, if anything at all.

Some citizens initially slammed the renewal system for its expensive fees (especially in comparison with every other country in the Federation). It was questioned why the cost of renewing a degree is more expensive than actually taking the exam. One Virtuan citizen said: ‘I think it is stupid having the renewal cost higher than it is to take the exam. The hard part is passing the exam, so the rest should be easier…cheaper’. A few other citizens were seen agreeing with this statement, while protestors outside chanting ‘Free Education Now!’ were moved on by officers of Virtua.

President Tuned, who some would call a diplomat, stepped in to the debate by giving a bit of logic behind the current law (which says the cost of renewing a degree is 500 I-Shells), saying it would be better for people to take exams rather than just renewing their degrees as it retests their knowledge of the specific field, this would imply that we would have more qualified professionals. The President had already agreed with lindapinda86 in the Council Room, saying action was needed regarding this topic – for him the options were negotiating with Cyberië on prices or allow Virtuan degree renewals to be free. President Tuned has also expressed concern with the potential lack of people with degrees if people are put off acquiring degrees.

Further initiatives were discussed by citizens natcha12 and Forsties, these initiatives would involve checking whether someone could actually do the job that relates to the degree before they could renew it. If they couldn’t do the job well then their degree could be revoked, it was said. There were criticisms to this idea such as how can we measure what a good job is and how do we ensure objectivity. It’s uncertain whether this idea will be developed at this moment. Other ideas included lowering the cost of the renewal for every round the degree is used by that citizen.

It’s likely that the government will take action about this before the end of the round, with some discussion already taking place within the Council Room. Citizens are free and even encouraged to share their opinion on this matter and how they would resolve the problem, in the Council Public.

It is still uncertain how the government will act towards this matter.

General Update on Virtua day 12/28

Second week of the round has been a stressful one for most.

Refund was fired as Vice President, due to his involvement in the shooting of the Ibishan President The Great.

It resulted in Refund getting Criminal status, and few hours later it was requested in Federal Communication that the consul profession should be removed from Refund.(edited: Player removed the profession himself shortly after receiving of criminal status)

Felix D, took the position as the Vice President since he was 3rd in the election, Congratz to Felix D with the Promotion as he was appointed as Consul of Education after Bleech decided earlier this round to go rogue and shoot several people.

It seems to be a new thing, get into the council, get a important position and then start the crime and get fired again.

Gean Starwind has been in the court several times since week, and in the end he decided not to show up anymore? reason still unknown why, but we don’t expect the court to come with a verdict soon.

This week our court really seems to have hit its limited, we are now at the 6th day of the discussion of the Verdict between Natcha VS Moonpoker for insult in chat.

dj ricky, one of the new traders in Virtua this round was mysteries found dead earlier this week, dj ricky was FCS and Judge in virtua, but who or what killed him, is yet unknown. Some say he was shoot, others say that he got a heart attack and dropped dead.

Centropolis was the first city to get a harbour in virtua, AynRand was the one who built it, how he got the harbour lot and why, that is still unknown, but there is a court case running about it and we are looking forward to hear the verdict in that case.

No long after the Harbour in Centropolis, both Nasdaqar and Cashington got a harbour, Thanks to Tranger and Refund, Nasdaqar harbour seems to be loved and used a lot, since boats keeps going there.

With Harbours in Virtua we started seeing price drops, Iron almost dropped 2ish within the first 2 days, Bricks became 1-2 ish cheaper, Plastic became a little cheaper but not much, some Virtuans was fast to get a store in Ibisha and hell went lose.

Within the first 3 days after that harbour had been opened, Cheeseo a well known Trader in Ibisha was shoot several times, its rumored that MoonPoker was the Predator and was doing some hired work, however it seems to have stopped and they now have their own war between traders in Ibisha.

There has been a lot of shooting in virtua this week, some on contracts or most, Gean and Rico.Vito are the two persons in Virtua that has been shoot the most this week.

Cashington and Centropolis both have lot condition problems and their lot state seems to be out of control, each night it drops and when will the council step in?

Only a few law changes has been approved, they are all just corrections of former mistakes or misspellings in our law book.

 

 

The lasts news are that MIP (Miniconomy International Player) are back, and are being hosted by Bonanza in the Miniconomist, you can still nominate players for titles or sponsor awards.

 

 

General update on Virtua day 5/28

The week started really slow, already the first day there was complains about missing wood, and it only got worse over the following days.

Goudie said he would do wood(after roundstart, cause Bleech wasn’t to find online), but due to IRL stuff, he had low online time, and the wood traders around in virtua couldn’t keep the speed up, and soon wood became rare goods.

In the mean time, NSQ never seemed to be affected by the leak of wood that much, they had their own wood supplier and combined with the Plastic supplier from NSQ and the Iron supplier there wasn’t a shortage like the rest of virtua.

Gelaarsdekat was shoot bankrupt within the first couple of days, motive still unknown, and the predator(s) are still on the lose.

1987 the mayor of Cashington decided to resign as mayor due to IRL, and Nater was appointed as the new mayor.

Bleech went on a crime wagon, and decided to pull the trigger on some of his competition, that made him lose his job as CoE.

Virtua had a serious parking space problem until recent, because Gelaarsdekat was owner of the first cab mv, and after that Tuned created 1, the came Mixer and at last Teleco.

It now meant we had 4 cab companies, while only 3 of them was working.

All the cities was in a big minus for borrowing Bricks from Feds to make a new road.

In the mean time there was a drama fight in FU, where the Cyberian government decided to refuse to work with Refund(The post of refusal had been deleted later), due to yet unknown reasons, they claim its because of earlier opinions about Cyberia, however there are no resent posts from Refund about Cyberia at all?

In FU Metal Alvarez also decided to purpose a treaty which would make shooting in other countries illegal and the treasury forced to pay if a predator was proven guilt of the shooting.

Virtua turned it down yet.

 

Gean starwind was elected mayor of Centropolis, but already from day 1 get got in a fight with MoonPoker which resulted in a few cases(at Virtuan Court) that haven’t really started yet.

(Brendan) won the election of Nasdaqar, and he keeps doing his good job as normal.

 

 

 

Crime Update day 5/28

The criminal level has been higher then normal, but lower than expected.

That might be due to the slow upstart and high gunpowder prices.

Few players has been targets for the shooting this far, and some shooters are still unknown.

Here is a list of people that has been shoot, and the known shooters.

Gelaarsdekat – Unknown Shooter’s

Nater – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Forsties – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Andoversr – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

cedric – Unknown shooter, through Bleech claims to be behind it.

Tasha Yar – Unknown shooter’s.

Aztech – MoonPoker claims to be behind it.

Walrus  – Unknown shooter’s.

MoonPoker – Loco_Tazz claims to have shoot him while having fun in his house

 

Criminal Points list:

Djglekke – ? (rumored to be around 400)

Loco_Tazz – 324

Sugarfree – 220

MoonPoker – 138

Singularis – ?

Bleech – 22

Fine – ?

Tranger – 15

 

 

Powder/Guns/Explosive trader:

Sahib – Guns, Powder

Singularis – Guns