Altverse II

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Altverse II
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Genre Collaborative alternate history and geopolitical roleplay
Established 2020
Creator Centrist16
Progress Upcoming, in Alpha Mode as of May 21, 2020 (v. 1.0.0)
Predecessor Altverse

Altverse II (also referred to as Altverse 2 or Altverse 2.0) is an upcoming collaborative alternate history project that is based on the original Altverse timeline. The timeline and premise of Altverse II revolves around the major point of divergence from the original Altverse timeline where World War I does not occur in 1914 when Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip fails to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

The project builds on the elements and lore established by Altverse, as well as its principles, conventions, and ideas. It also adds a stronger commitment towards creating a unique and interesting alternate history timeline. It is dedicated to creating high-quality articles which covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to: countries, governments, individuals, corporations, languages, religion, popular culture, geography, and more. Its goal is to achieve an organic, passionate, and community-driven environment where its contributors are able to contribute to the world. Although Altverse II is an alternate history timeline, it is also a live, realtime geopolitical roleplaying project, and is intended to fulfill the same vision the original Altverse was set out to achieve.

On May 21, 2020, the project began in Alpha Mode as it began work on history-related articles related to the new timeline. During Alpha Mode, contemporary events and roleplaying will remain in stasis as contributors work on developing the timeline between 1914 and the Great War (c. 1950s).

Development[edit]

The development and progression of Altverse II has been divided into four separate stages. Each stage of development plans to focus on particular aspects, topics, and issues related to the project that will be addressed and resolved prior to official release.

Alpha Mode[edit]

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Alpha Mode began on May 20, 2020 and is the first stage of development on Altverse II. It will focus on establishing a generalized outline, overview, and timeline for the project, as well as create articles for all events and subjects identified as central towards the timeline. It will also begin work on conforming existing Altverse I articles approved for migration into Altverse II.

Beta Mode[edit]

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Beta Mode is an upcoming stage of development which will further refine the timeline details of Altverse II, establish project rules and conventions, and add more content to core timeline-sensitive event articles. The adaptation of existing Altverse I articles approved for Altverse II will continue, while new Altverse II articles will be created accordingly to reflect the new timeline.

Pre-release[edit]

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Pre-release is a future stage of development which will focus on finalizing the most important timeline details of Altverse II and their related articles. Further rules and conventions will be added or clarified. Every article associated with Altverse I will be identified for migration and adaptation or rejection. Contemporary events and preparations for roleplaying events or scenarios will be discussed and explored prior to moving forward into the official release.

Official release[edit]

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Official release is a future point in the project when Altverse II will be considered fully functional and suitable to operate as a live, realtime roleplaying project in the same manner as the original Altverse project. At this point, the project is no longer focused on alternate history as the essential details and events of the timeline's past have already been established. New nations and applications may continue to be proposed, which may require changing certain details on the timeline if necessary. More rules and conventions can continue to be further expounded and any articles from Altverse I which have not been migrated at this point may continue to be done so promptly.

Differences from Altverse I[edit]

Rules and conventions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Altverse II is a collaborative timeline and real-time geopolitical roleplaying project. It is distinct from the popularized map game format because it is not turn-based or primarily documented through a timeline. Unlike map games, the emphasis of Altverse II is to create an immersive worldbuilding project set in an alternate timeline of the Earth through high-quality articles covering various subjects, including, but not limited to countries, politicians, governments, political parties, corporations, celebrities, cultures, languages, religions, economies, products, wars, diplomatic events, and more. There are no players in the traditional sense. Each and every contributor is free to contribute however way they believe will enhance and enrich the world of Altverse II for the benefit of all. Contributors generally maintain authorship over a main country but may write for several countries (or no countries at all), as well as jointly contribute a country with other users. There are no winners or losers as authors are focused on making their countries interesting, rather than making their countries materially wealthier, stronger, or superior. Since the goal of Altverse II is to stimulate a believable, dynamic geopolitics of the real world, as long as it is reasonable and plausible, a country may experience great success sometimes or a terrible crisis, even to the point of societal collapse and regime change. Furthermore, Altverse II goes beyond conceptualizing countries just as the sovereign state itself. It encourages and calls for contributors to flesh out detailed articles which may cover any conceivable aspect of the country. In other words, a contributor may decide to write about a particular city, an individual, a party, a company, a law, a television show, song, a popular food dish, an infamous criminal trial, or even an animal if it relates to their country. Generally, a contributor will work on the fundamentals first (i.e. the main country page, the government page, the history page, the parties page, the military page, and the major leaders page), but an exceptional contributor will branch out towards secondary content which will enhance understanding of their country.

The quality of articles expected in Altverse II is to imitate the style, conventions, and aesthetics of high-quality Wikipedia article. Articles are to be written as if it were directed towards readers who were living in Altverse II itself had access the Wikipedia equivalent in that universe.

List of members[edit]

Contributor Discord alias Role Countries
Andy Irons Andrew Irons Contributor  Spain, Civil Flag of Guyana.svg West Indies,  Brazil
AWpCR Emperor Kleetorus the Cuckolder Contributor  Germany
BBMhenggay Greg Seegan Contributor Flag of São Leopoldo.svg São Leopoldo, Flag of the Greater Republic of Central America (1898).svg Central America, Flag of Tuva.svg Tuva
BIPU BIPU Contributor  Skandinavia, Flag of Transvaal.svg South African Republic
Candiesrgood helpmysoul Contributor  Tondo
Centrist16 Centrist16 Arbiter, creator  Sierra,  Mexico, South Vietnam Vietnam, Bandera Front Alliberament Cham.svg Champa,  Superior
Crim Dictator4Hire Contributor  Italy,   Holy See (non-country)
Fizzyflapjack Fizzyflapjack Contributor  Brazoria
KawaiiKame KawaiiKame Contributor  United Kingdom
Javants Javants Contributor  Hungary
Johann Contributor  Bulgaria,  Chad,  China,  France,  Iraq
Mythopoeia Pelicary Contributor  United Commonwealth, Flag of the United Commonwealth of America.svg Antilles
NickPro NickPro Contributor  Russia (partnership with Screwhorn)
Nox20 Nox Contributor Flag of Vaynakhia.png Vaynakhia
Screwhorn Screwhorn77 Contributor  Russia (partnership with NickPro)
Thewolvesden Thewolvesden Contributor  Romania
Vivaporius Vivaporius Contributor  Azania
Wolftheriot Wolftheriot Contributor  Netherlands
woogers woohan coronavirus Contributor  Japan
WorldMaker18 Contributor Hong Kong British Hong Kong (non-country),  Quebec, Manchuria Manchuria,  Astoria,  Portugal
Ycasto Ycasto Contributor  United People's Committees

Prospective[edit]

Map[edit]

List of sovereign states and dependencies[edit]

Forked states[edit]

Some states were once part of the Altverse canon but were removed upon departure of their authors. In order to both respect the creative rights of the original authors and preserve the Altverse canon, the original nations were forked and exist within their own universe.

Altverse II nation Forked nation
Flag of Astoria.svg Astoria Flag of Rainier.svg Rainier

Removed states[edit]

Former nation Contributor
1931 Flag of India.svg India Dev27

See also[edit]

  • Altverse (original, discontinued)
  • Makerverse (rebranded continuation of Altverse I)
  • Vandverse (similar concept with further-dated POD and more history-oriented)