6. What 5 (or less) Occupational permits would you like to start out with and are you aware of how occupation advancement works (a simple yes or no will do)? Militiaman, rancher, farmer
And while im at it ill post my application for GS Navy.
In-game name: Warriorfinn5
Age: No comment
How long have you been playing Minecraft? (Years or version) 3-4 years
Why do you want to join? Because I joined the GSE and I migh as well as join the Navy to help out as much as I can.
Are you currently in a clan or have been in one? No
What country are you from? The US
What is your time zone? pacific
How mature do you think you are, why do you think so?
Do you have any military experience? Real life and/or Minecraft simulation. (Cadets count): No
How many hours do you play per week? 8-10
When are you usually on? Earliest to latest in military time (or normal time with AM’s and PM’s), if it varies give a rough estimate. Im flexible (till schools starts anyway)Just alert me when im needed.
Why should you be accepted into the GsN? Because im good with redstone, building and archery and im commited.
Do you have a mic? yes
Do you have TeamSpeak? Yes
Do you have Skype? yes
What is your Skype username? FINN ONEAL
Did you read the rules? Are you sure? Maybe you should check again, just to be sure. I read them orion
What battalion do you want to be in? (Lightning, thunder or construction, pick one, transfers can be made later.) Construction
What rating do you want in that battalion? (Pick one non-petty officer rating, transfers can be made later.) Anything seaman or midshipman I dont care.
I'd love to spend some time with your clan, unfortunately I don't think I could become a citizen as I'm currently committed to my own server as well as some school obligations.
However I would love to collaborate and consult with you guys, and you're of course welcome to set up an outpost on my server (which I also try to run according to laiser-faire principles) and perhaps I could set up a trade depot on your server as well (as a foreigner).
Here's my application
1.Your In game name (Minecraft username) argamemnon 2. Skype (required) and Steam name (Optional) (PM me for my skype name) my steam name is darth_n374 3.Age 22 4.What can you do to help the Grand Spencorian Empire Prosper? (what can you offer to improve the Empire?) I can provide valuable consultation on building, military, and trade/industry operations. 5. A little about yourself I'm finishing up my last year of university where I study design. I'm interested in computers, interfaces, literature, military technology, space exploration and movies. 6. What 5 (or less) Occupational permits would you like to start out with and are you aware of how occupation advancement works (a simple yes or no will do)? I'd like to act as a foreigner, as a tradesman. Yes I'm aware of how permits work. 7. How many hours a day can you be on for? 1 - 2 hours a day max 8.A brief (1-3 sentences) description of your role play character (Recommended)? Francisco Ponce De Lion is many things, explorer, builder, conquistador, pirate, advisor to kings, and lover of women, above all though Francisco seeks riches in the form of gold. An emissary from a land far to the west Francisco has roamed the ocean for many years, in search of his fortune. 9. Have you been apart of any other clans? If so, which one(s)? Yes. If the city and towns I have built on my server count as a clan, even if we aren't a clan we're a coalition and my loyalty lies with enriching the community of my server. 10. Why did you choose the Grand Spencorian Empire? I love capitalism. Seriously that's about it, I think a free economy leads to free people and I've been looking for a place where I can practice my beliefs in the marketplace.
All of you guys made some great points in your posts, and it's great that you've created an environment of political discourse within your empire.
Here's my rebuttals:
A standing army One of the greatest Capitalist states on earth did not win it's war for independence with a standing army, this is of course the United States, which employed a militia during the war for independence to great effect. If you have the advantage of terrain (your homeland) it would perhaps be advisable to employ a militia or perhaps a professional fighting force (mercenaries) instead of holding a standing army. It would certainly be more cost effective. Another example of course is the effectiveness of the Landsknechts in switzerland.
A permit System
I've struggled with this on my own server, particularly mediating building permits. Nobody wants ugly buildings on their server... least of all myself. But I think I'd rather have an environment where the people of the server feel free to build and create free of restriction baring a few rules. On my server the rules governing property are unspoken but are as follows.
1)Do not build where other people have built things, if you get too close ask the land owner for permission.
2)The landowner reserves the right to dictate what is built on property (this rule only really dictates property within the market area).
3)A structure left abandoned and incomplete long enough is no longer the property of the owner.
4)Structures like 1 towers and temporary shelters can be destroyed to make place for a more permanent residence
5)Disputes are mediated in public and decision is based on consensus
Expanding the economy is important but there's ways to do it without artificially enforcing monopolies through licensing, for instance land ownership is a great way to regulate economic activity. You can't mine/farm/chop trees unless you have the land on which to do so. Capitalism has also historically relied on innovation (look at Brazilian capitalism where 1/3 of the population is self employed), efficient processes are more important to capitalists than jobs, as society relies on the accumulation of capital. It's tough to create monopolies on primary industries without restricting the freedoms of the citizenry, however to stay competitive in the marketplace it's often beneficial to incorporate looking for example a person who wished to wholesale Enchanted Diamond Armor would rather deal with diamond wholesalers (who could offer a lower price) and enchantment wholesalers (who could deal with more consistency) than free agents in the marketplace. The diamond wholesaler and the enchantment wholesalers could also offer an advantage to their employee's as opposed to being a free agent as they could provide a level wage. The important part here is choice, deciding you want to be an enchanter is different than being permitted to do it.
Absolute power within the govt.
I was referring to an ideal “capitalist” society, but the most recent trend within America is dominance of capital, for instance banks that are “too big to fail” and are thus propped up by the govt, In the future especially with the distributed nature of the internet, more power is likely going to held by corporations and smaller groups of citizens. The government in the US and Canada is also really controlled by the Market, powerful lobbies control elections and the best funded candidate usually succeeds (at least in the primaries).
Again, not trying to sound preachy or anything. I just love talking about stuff like this I'm not even in Poli-Sci I'm actually studying design. Send me a PM for my servers IP if you guys are interested in pursuing a trade/consultation relationship.
Welcome to the Empire my friend! I look very forward to your input on economics and the further development of the Spencorian capitalist state. I am indeed interested as well in your server recommendation, the likes of which we can discuss further over skype.
First off, Warriorfinn5, you were not accepted into the GSE, you cannot make an application for the navy yet, you cannot choose ale master or tradesman as jobs because those are advanced jobs for members who have spent some time in the empire. You have an age, I expect it to be a part of your application; the age limit is 14 years. You have an application for another clan, revoke it. You forgot to answer the question about maturity. I should not have to alert you when you are needed, you should take initiative and consider your self needed always if you are able to get on. I don't particularly care for your attitude on the ratings question, and you cannot be a midshipman, I have certain friends that I would not even trust with being a junior officer. Lastly, I don't like your grammar; lack of capitalization in certain areas, and punctuation.
I would suggest fixing everything on this list.
Chief Petty Officer Googol, Recruitment Battalion PO
Googol, calm down . Unless I'm mistaken, you don't t have authority to deny rights into the GsE, and for sake of convenience, applicants are requested to apply for both if they aim for the GsN, simply because it makes it easier. As fro the GsE application, its a little breif and I don't know how mature you might be. When did you start minecraft, are you a skilled builder, any pictures of your work? Ect ect. Age is important, because alot of younger kids are able to type, and with a decent autocorrect you may never catch them, and you might end up letting an 9 year old greifer on.