December 2023 SPSF Service Report

Hey TSP!

Even though we spent most of the month in one of the longest liberation attempts in NS history, we still had a large uptick in defenses and detags, largely owed to a 123 defenses chasing run at the end of the year.

Monthly Statistics

Statistic This Month Trend Monthly Change Percentage Change
Updaters 21 -2 -08.70%
Updates 43 +5 +13.16%
Defenses 240 +215 +860.00%
Detags 298 +70 +30.70%

Notable Operations

Most of the month was spent trying to liberate Alcatraz from invaders, but unfortunately after 25 days of sieging and watching it was refounded by raiders on the 29th. However, the end of the month saw a resurgence in day-to-day activity, with a 123 defenses chase (the most in several months) and large detag runs of 38 and 32 detags.

New SPSF Members

Please welcome @LowerCapiquarklan , @njian0 , @kimaeus, @pribalticunion, @sodacan123, and @North to the South Pacific Special Forces! We’re looking forward to working with you all on the battlefield.

Service Awards

Updates Attended

Rank Ribbon Awarded To
1 most updates150x45 Shibuya-Kanon
2 second-most updates150x45 Banexet
3 third-most updates150x45 Kimaeus


Rank Ribbon Awarded To
1 most detags150x45 Shibuya-Kanon
2 second-most detags150x45 Banexet
3 third-most detags150x45 Kimaeus


Rank Ribbon Awarded To
1 most defenses150x45 Kimaeus
2 second-most defenses150x45 Banexet
3 third-most defenses150x45 Shibuya-Kanon

Congrats to @Shibuya-Kanon for again having the most updates attended and detags! However, this month Kimaeus had the most defenses beating out @Banexet by 1 defense. Shibuya-Kanon got the third most defenses in December, and Kimaeus had the third most updates and detags.

Tidal Force Recap

This month marked the second month of the Tidal Force, our off-update defender force, since its revival. This force is for people who want to participate in the SPSF, but cannot attend update or don’t have Discord. In December, the Tidal Force detagged 8 regions (accepts, Yelloworth, Baltija, Lerodas, accepts again, Novus, Cryptia, and OuterOuterOuterOuterOuter Space) and had one support (The North Pacific). If you are interested in the Tidal Force, then check out this dispatch !

Contact and Conclusion

Though we lost in Alcatraz, we experienced an uptick in day-to-day activity at the end of the month. Thanks to everyone who joined the fight to defend this month! All of you are a part of why we are one of the premier defender organizations in NationStates.

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns, just let me know! We’re open to any suggestions to make the SPSF a better defender force.

If what the SPSF does looks interesting to you, we’re always welcoming new members! You can apply here.