The Outpost Community (Referred to as OPC) is a discussion and debate event organised every 7 weeks to discuss future developments at the Outpost
The Community meetings are designed to allow for open discussion and suggestions, which can offer progression to the Region and open up new ideas.
Not to be confused with USUV, which is an alliance group with membership rules.
Some items discussed may progress onward to USUV if necessary.
The Next OPC Meeting (Saturday December 2nd) will decide whether the OPC is shut down or continued. It is pivotal that if you have any interest in this matter that you submit a ballot at the meeting or apply for an advance vote in the outpost channel.
History and Purpose
The Outpost Community was formed in January 2023 by Mattesco in response to the growing amount of unity between towns in the region. The aim being that these towns should communicate on their own particular issues
This was also deemed as necessary, as USUV Meetings do not have the capacity to support the amount of depth that could be achieved with some discussion.
In August 2023 it was reorganised as an event to reduce conflict arising from a perceived need for membership barriers.
Meetings resumed in October 2023.
Feel free to read the FAQ below for more information regarding the purpose and position of this community
What do we do?
The OPC serves as a catalyst for deeper talks and progress in the region. Since it's formation, progress has been made on establishing new resources that bring the Outpost up to date with previous warp points by allowing for united efforts in constructing assets as well as transportation.
What change has it made?
Since the formation of the Community in January 2023, a new transport link named OPE was established, a united effort that links Outpost towns underground. As well as this, many community questions on items about upgrades to the warp point were shared, seeing a new wave of warp renovations and support put into making the region friendlier to the wider community
How does it differ from other united efforts?
The OPC serves as a subordinate to organisation such as USUV or the Comrades Union. It has no impact directly over the towns that are members, instead, it serves to be a vessel for community discussion to take place between towns which skips past the progressive system of private negotiation while also bringing in more support for further proposals. With this goal in mind, it seeks to leave the higher more defined union for the jobs of uniting UV under certain rules while the OPC tackles specific issues of discussion and resolve.
What are some points to support it?
The key argument in favour of the organisations founding was the need for a place for specific talks. While USUV and Comrades Union both serve as a great place for sharing key server-wide issues that will place an impact on the server at large, the length of these meetings will not allow for in depth and specific discussions on a place such as the Outpost. The Outpost has unique characteristics in terms of how it grows and how it's warp behaves. As the newest warp, it is seen as a key target to support progress that can future-proof the region.
Does this isolate previous warps?
No. The OPC invites all players into its discussions, allowing players from all regions to have a say over how this progress happens. Additionally, the USUV - OPC deal specifies that both organisations will support the creation of specific groups for these regions. The Outpost's situation simply created an opportunity for community discussion on a more focused level.
Additionally, the OPC Does not seek to develop an "Outpost" identity, rather it seeks to simply aid and create further discussion in the region. The development of a drink and anthem for the organisation does not equal that of one for the region, for example.
It simply seeks to improve conditions in the area and make teamwork easier, it is a group focused on breaking borders between towns as opposed to building one around the Outpost
Does this affect USUV decision making in the Outpost?
No. USUV is actively invited to continue debating and making changes in the region. The OPC's mission is to delve into specifics that do not fit in USUV timetables, as well as being a useful intermittent meeting that can provide more discussion in the gaps between certain meeting dates. The USUV-OPC deal specifies this relationship of co-operation and joint discussion.
The Emblem is designed around the large regional boundary of the Outpost warp featuring stars and its blue, white, green and yellow color scheme
The agenda's used to be layed out similarly to USUV's previous style, however due to the need for separating the two organisations, this was changed to its own unique design in May 2023 to help create a unique and interesting look to better suit the community meetings
Towns are invited to host meetings, should they want to. Towns can either design a new hall space, or re-use an already existing one, e.g. a USUV Hall. Additionally, the OPC halls do not demand specific needs, therefore any meeting space can be used.
|Location||OPC Logo Variant||Image||Venue||Capacity||Notes|
|Rotherhythe Community Hall||36 seats||Located on the opposite side of the stage from the USUV Hall. All invitees overlook the leader during proceedings|
|Town Hall Cave||20 seats||Located in a chamber below the Town hall. Attendees sit in a circular formation on a chair design of their choice.|
|Illyrian Parthenon||24 seats||Built with a dedicated automatic voting system. Previously used as a USUV Hall|
|Malus Castle||22 Seats||Hidden in the depths of the Malus Castle. Accessed through a mysterious pipe|
|The Book Club||Book Club Archive||16 seats||A space to meet deep within the Book Club Archive|
|22 seats||Located in the Duchy of Aquileia.
There's a cool aquarium on top of the meeting Hall.
25 February 2023, Rotherhythe Keep
This meetings discussions were not formulated in advance of the meeting, due to it being the first. Attendees were invited to propose points that would make up the agenda. This is the only meeting to follow this format.
|Meeting 1 Discussion Review|
1 April 2023, Steambolt
The first meeting to have a formal constructed agenda in advance of the meeting. The first time a state had hosted the OPC before USUV
|Meeting 2 Discussion Review|
13 May 2023, Illyria
The first meeting to involve official votes in the OPC.
|Meeting 3 Discussion Review|
24 June 2023, Malus
The OPC Framework was established by vote in this meeting
5 August 2023, The Book Club
21 October 2023, Aquileia
|Meeting 6 Agenda|
2 December 2023, Rotherhythe
This meeting will host a vote that will decide the fate of the OPC. With Mattesco planning to quit the post of leadership, the decision will be made on whether to seek a replacement or let the organisation end with the step-down.
USUV Partnership Agreement
The partnership agreement is a clause of basic terms that both groups have agreed to stick to on the basis that it will aid co-operation and minimise obstruction between both parties that ensures the legitimacy and longevity of the OPC
This agreement was agreed to and ratified by USUV on March 4th 2023.
|OPC - USUV Agreement|
OPC - USUV Treaty
Ratified March 4 2023
Items that may require further discussion, or enacted approval, will be brought up at OPC Meetings will be shared in USUV Meetings that follow
2. Frequency Deal
OPC Meetings will be scheduled to avoid discussion burnouts caused by USUV and OPC Meeting frequency.
3. OPC Space in USUV HQ
OPC will be granted space within USUV HQ if requested
4. Old Spawn and Spawn group recognition
Both OPC and USUV will accept and co-operate with similar groups if created in the future, more specifically ones made in Old Spawn or Spawn.