Round 2 has come to a close to allow the admin team to restructure the game to better fulfill our game mission. Round 3 will begin after the holidays, likely early/mid January.
Beginning with the next round, we will set a tradition of GPS alternating rounds between the modern era and an historical era. In Round 3, our start date will be January 1, 1946. This era provides a couple of key advantages to the game's current mission as it starts with a relatively fewer number of independent countries and adds more as IC history develops (thus opening up more spots for players) and can operate actively with only a handful of players. More importantly this start date provides an abundance of potential scenarios to be played and allows players to shape the modern world however you would like.
Also in Round 3, we will no longer be focusing primarily on the United States government. Rather, each country will be played by one player with more positions added as the game grows. Available countries are split into 2 tiers with only Tier 2 (represented in green in the map below) available to players on a first come first serve basis. The players for Tier 1 countries (red in the map below) are selected by the admin team after an application process to ensure realism and activity from the most important players.