The eUK culture of bullying is at it's height when it's directed against the people running the game who can't respond. The truth is that this is just a mask for the lazy, the untalented and the troll to explain away why their character is so weak or poor.
Throughout this article I will post the relativly low stats of some "beloved" eUK elite players, most having join dates in 2009. See if you can guess who they are, some are easier and some are harder.
The first one is mine and I too used to be like them, but with one year following the philosphy I post in this and other articles I now have pretty respectable stats. If you find your profile looking like these travesties, it's not too late to change like I did!
Someone has to pay for this game.
The servers and staff needed to run eRepublik cost money, then a little profit is needed (like in any buisness) to make people want to continue doing it.
This is a fact and all the cries of "greedy <censored>" and "this game is crap" doesn't help pay for a single thing, infact it makes a bad atmosphere and causes the new players to leave and making matters worse.
Chill out and calm down.
You don't need that much gold anyway.
I actually only pay about 1g a day to do maximum Q4 training because I get a Super Soldier Medal once every 3 days from it. Wealth breeds Wealth. Once you get a lump sum of gold to set yourself up with some profit making companies you really don't need much to keep it going.
Only people wanting to solo turn the tide of battles on a regular basis have to buy gold in huge quantities regularily. A well organised country can compensate for them.
We all get free gold.
Everyone makes at least 10g a month naturally from medals. 15-25g isn't a big stretch if you pick up a few of the other easier medals too like Congressman, Patriot, Mercenary or Battle Hero.
Someone with a few years in the game should be over 500g just from playing the game. Newbies can be buying training centre upgrades or factories almost right away.
You don't have to buy Gold to get rich.
I see alot of you talking about your GCSE and A Level results every summer, so many of you reading this will be students. Spend some of your enormous quantities of free time recruiting other people to the game. You must have other interests or other games you play so get your refferal link out there.
It takes some effort and some smarts to place your link on the right forum but many of us have managed it. When I get snide comments from nasty and weak players I always like to think of how their intelligence and popularily which they bang on so much about can't match my 8 Society Builder Medals which I got from a weeks work back in 2009.
My refferals account for a fair few hundred gold invested in my character. I was able to get some Q5 companies back when they where the best without buying any Gold, just what I had from refferals and the normal free gold we all get.
Why not buy Gold anyway?
Last year I realised that I had spent 3 years and tons of time in eRepublik, I had gotten a great deal of fun and entertainment out of it.
A few hundred pounds had gone into my World of Warcraft account subscriptions and expansions. I dropped ~£40 on boxed games and a good indie game could cost £5-£20. A pint down the pub could cost £4 where I lived.
Some of you will not be students (like me) and not able to sink time into finding refferals. I had a well paid job so I put about £100 into eRepublik and I haven't had to buy gold since. If you have spent a significant amount of time here then why not pay for it and get a nice boost?
But this game is crap!
Some of my friends who PTOed North Korea and Japan in eRepublik a few years ago went to PTO South Korea in eSim2 last month. They won, I helped out and I was one of their congressmen. They have set up a great country and are doing very well.
I quit. I prefer eRepublik. I like THIS game.
I won't do a game review here but one of the reasons I like it is because it's the biggest MMOSSG so I want all of you reading this to stay and play it, but if you cry regularily that the game is crap... why don't you just leave?
If you like the people/community here then just stay on the forums with them. Don't drag the whole eUK into the forum with you though so that you can still feel important.
Let's get the optimistic forward thinking people in charge who enjoy the game and leave these weak complainers in the dust.
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