Unavailable territories

Posted by JoJoBa on 25 May 2019 in English (English)

Why are some of the territories gray? I mean, they are marked as 'unavailable' on the overview map.

I suppose they are countries that ceased to exist (lost countries), but why aren't they going back to green. One particular territory which got my eye is this one. It got such a promising shape and location for me, but unfortunately, it was unavailable, so I ended up with the 2nd favourite territory, which is the one I own now.

My question is: Why are they still gray, and how much time do they need to go back to green? Also, can I request them right now? (I DO NOT PLAN TO DO SO, JUST ASKING)

Comment from stjur on 25 May 2019 at 22:28

I've actually thought of proposing you that territory for your future project. In West Uletha, some territories are grey if I don't know what exactly to do with them yet.

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Comment from Luziyca on 25 May 2019 at 22:40

I think for some of them, they have not been developed enough for the admins to assign them, while for some, they were areas that were so well developed by the previous owners that the admins do not really want to reassign them, like say, Suria.

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Comment from SwissCrusader on 27 May 2019 at 09:10

As far as I know, they are either already well-developed countries by previous owners, or (in case of empty territories) they are in so strategic places that they don't want to assign them to someone yet, keeping them as future collaborative territories or for very advanced users.

Also I noticed that some chunks of lands are unassigned, whereas the green territories always seem to be near already developed territories. I think this is done in order to fill in the "holes" in some developed regions first and keep harmony on the map, and then when new users show up they will turn a new chunk of white territories to green. They actually reassigned some parts of Suria, then one day when the rest of Uletha is full they might split and assign, for example, the chunk south of Midistland. Or UL113 and the surroundings. Or the big UL099, which I look forward to seeing what it will become.

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Comment from Rhiney boi on 27 May 2019 at 12:55

UL099 is sought to be an arctic nation per the Teams and Projects (?) page of the wiki.

That page tells alot about the territories.

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Comment from SwissCrusader on 27 May 2019 at 21:04

Didn't know about this Teams and Projects page, thanks !

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Comment from zhenkang on 28 May 2019 at 06:03

The teams and projects page is kind of unofficial; it was made by some previous admin who is now kind of inactive at the moment. Not sure what will be the new admin team will do with it.

Anyway, I hope admin will come up with some new plans soon, if there are any.

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Comment from admin on 28 May 2019 at 13:07

The reserved territories are... reserved, not generally available for users to request.

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